Sunday, November 6, 2011

Protector - The Return of Thrash and Madness

I guess Protector is back to writing new material. This is a rehearsal demo recorded in late October of this year.


Thursday, October 13, 2011

Chapel - Demo 2008

I have had exactly two things on my active "want list" for the past few years, Rosenfeld's Pigs of the Empire and this demo by Canada's Chapel. I'm happy to say that as of today, Only Rosenfeld remains.

Chapel play black rock'n'roll, not dissimilar to, but completely better than Midnight. I put a LOT of hype into hearing the 3 songs from this beast that didn't appear on their Myspace, and I'm happy to say that they lived up to the hype. This demo is certainly one of my favorite releases of all time, and has been since I heard the 3 songs in early 2009.

This demo is their only recorded output to date, though I've been told they have just finished recording an LP that should be out sometime in the semi-near future.

Grab this now!

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Vomitus - Discography

I know very little about the history of these guys aside from the fact that they're from Arizona, recorded two tapes (one of which went unreleased), and a split 7" with Flux of Disorder, and are no longer active. What I can tell you is that their two tapes are some of the best crusty hardcore/grind/metal that has ever been overlooked by most people.

Until I met a local punk rock fan at a show, I had almost completely forgotten about this band. I have owned the split wiht Flux of Disorder for probably 12 years, and while I used to listen to it a lot, I hadn't heard it in about half a decade...then this kid showed up with a Vomitus t-shirt. "Holy shit, is that a Vomitus shirt?" I inquired, totally perplexed because very few people around here are familiar with them. Turns out this dude used to be roommates with some guys in the band. He turned me on to both these tapes (and hooked it up with a sweet Vomitus t-shirt). Since, these aren't particularly easy to find on the web, I figured I'd share it. This link contains both the released Sutimov tape, and the unreleased, unnamed tape. The songs from the split with Flux of Disorder are taken from these two tapes, so this is, in essence, their complete discography.


Sunday, July 31, 2011

Diocletian - Live in Denver 12-07-2010

Another live recorded made by Vorfeed ( This one may sound better than the Rites of Darkness II recording I posted the other day.

She posted these in FLAC as well, and I've included links to both her original FLAC files and my 320kbps MP3 conversion.

Grab the FLAC here:

Grab the MP3s here:

Here's the text from her INFO.TXT file since I didn't include it in the mp3 download
Blast-O-Mat, Denver, CO, USA
December 07, 2010

Lineage: SP-BMC-2 > MM-EBM-1 battery box with 95Hz bass roll-off > Tascam DR-03(16/44K/Stereo) > Audacity (split tracks) > Trader's Little Helper > you

01. Doom Cult
02. Order of The Ironfist
03. Sect of Swords
04. Deathstrike Overkill
05. Nuclear Vomited
06. Werewolf Directive
07. (Technical Difficulties)
08. Desolate Earth
09. Blood Aeon
10. Antichrist Hammerfist
11. Might Is Right
12. Bullet Vomited
13. Infernos
14. Heretics

Notes: If I remember correctly, they had a bit of trouble with one of the amps between the end of Werewolf Directive and the start of Antichrist Hammerfist. Still a top-notch set -- killer New Zealand black/death chaos! Hail Doom Cult!

Support the band -- buy their albums & DO NOT SELL THIS RECORDING.

Grab the full size cover I made for the recording here.

Saturday, July 30, 2011

Diocletian - Live at Rites of Darkness II

Excellent live recording of Diocletian from Rites of Darkness II on December 11th 2010. The recording was made by Vorfeed ( It was originally in FLAC, but I've converted to 320kpbs MP3 to save space. I've included her original FLAC links though, so you have a choice.

This recording sounds much better than the official Diocletian split live tape that was released recently.

Download here:

The FLAC files have no cover art, so if you're anal about that sort of thing like I am, you may want to save the cover I made for it from the blog here, or make your own.

Friday, July 29, 2011

Nemo - 8-bit Grindography

There doesn't seem to be anyplace to easily find this grindcore band's discography. I'm fixing that. This release compiles all the songs that I'm aware of into one easy to grab release.

These guys played what could be called 8-bit grindcore, which makes liberal use of Atari style sounds mixed with ferocious drum machine grind.

Probably the best of the video-game styled bands in my opinion.


Sunday, July 24, 2011

Living Impaired - Blossom and Decay

Living Impaired

Their debut album, World Keeps Spinning, was decent but nothing amazing, but the follow-up, Blossom and Decay is one of those albums that even though I have it in my collection, I frequently forget how good it really is. This is unique death metal with a hint of dissonant hardcore flavor. It sounds like it wouldn't work, but it does...really well. This used to be findable for dirt cheap in many second hand online shops, but I think with the recent (semi) explosion in obscure metal has caused a lot of places to charge stupid amounts for this. It also seem to not be available on the web in digital format except for on this blog, which surprised the hell out of me.

With Hell our Road Ends -
Basic Values -


Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Libation - Sanctimonious Offerings

Since the download on other blogs is actually an Impiety demo, I figured I'd upload this. This is the actual Libation - Sanctimonious Offerings demo.


Thursday, February 24, 2011

Speedwolf OOP releases...

Excellent US black speed punk. These two releases were requested by the guys over at Renrat's Metal Bazaar. It took me a while, but here they are.

Both of these (the Bark at the Poon demo tape, and the split 7" with The Hookers) are getting tougher to find, but I highly recommend that you pick them up if you see them around. They always come with stickers and other goodies.


Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Fukrot - Local legends.

Fukrot was one of the best bands to ever grace the Albuquerque local scene. The music is a sludgy, crust, hardcore assault. The guitarist manages to get the BEST guitar tone in this history of 6 stringed instruments.

They toured a few times, and played quite frequently around town. Yet to me, they where one of the few bands that played a lot that never got boring.

It was really a sad day when the drummer moved to Portland putting the band on indefinite hiatus. The drummer and his wife formed Murderess in Portland, who are another great band, but they don't have the awful muck (this is a positive thing...) of Fukrot, while the guitarist and bassist continued to make similar under the name RoƱoso (Who I'll talk about in another post).

I still hope for a Fukrot reunion.


Thursday, January 27, 2011

Nitre Pit - Lo!

Self-released album from 1994 from this San Francisco band whose members (Tasha Riggins, Aaron Russell, Greg Saunier, and Rob Fisk) went on to form Deerhoof, Weird Weeds, and 7 Year Rabbit Cycle.

The guitarist and vocalist Tasha, also played guitar in a hardcore/powerviolence band with me around 2000/2001. This is pretty experimental and weird, but it's top notch stuff.