Here’s a distillation of the metal news I’ve seen, received, or otherwise heard about this week. Gonna try to do this weekly… but don’t hold me to it! 🙂 Enjoy!
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Forthcoming Earache releases…
I’m going to review some these for your edification, before they hit the stores. Stay tuned.
Napalm Death – Inside the Torn Apart/Words from the Exit Wound/Breed to Breathe
Cerebral Bore – Maniacal Miscreation
Various – New Noise Attack
AERIAL RUIN Sign With Vendlus Records
EXHORDER bassist dies
Bassist Frankie Sparcello (pictured below) of reactivated legendary New Orleans metallers EXHORDER passed away on Tuesday 22 March. More information is yet to be made available. See the Blabbermouth article here.
Musings on Metal’s Nuclear Fixation
GrimKim wrote this article for MetalSucks, and it absolutely fascinated me. I hope she writes more on the topic, because it’s the sort of thing I’d love to read more about. Here’s a snippet, but you can read the full article here.
When I was at this year’s NWN! Fest in Berlin a few months back, I heard so many nuclear song titles and hails to the apocalypse that it was almost funny. It all seemed bit ironic, too, that these sweaty, leather-clad musicians, with their gas masks and bandoliers of ammunition, would be calling for war in the middle of a city that has seen so much of it, and especially one that played such a crucial role during a time when WWIII seemed just around the corner. Extreme metal’s warlike nature will never be tamed, and as time goes on and mankind continues to flirt with its own extinction, bands like Nuclear Desecration may end up providing the most fitting soundtrack to whatever’s coming next.