Saturday, December 8, 2012

Satan's Satyrs - Live as Blue Cheer for Halloween 2012

Four Blue Cheer covers from the current kings of metal-punk heavy sleaze. This was recorded on October 27th, 2012 at The Dead Kennedy Center in Washington DC. This is the full set and lasts for just under 20 minutes.

01) Summertime Blues
02) Out of Focus
03) Parchment Farm
04) Come and Get It


Thursday, October 4, 2012

Spirex - Demo

Spirex is the result of members of the legendary (but highly underrated) death metal band Darth Vader's Church joining forces with someone who called himself "Magic Juan" and making bizarre music. I'm not much of a fan of this sort of stuff usually, and to be honest, this isn't really an exception. It's very good for what it is, but what it is has little appeal to me. I grabbed it many moons ago because of the DVC connection. I'm  uploading it here because it's not so easy to find on the web, and I figured some people might actually appreciate it.

Grab it here:

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Abaddon - Funkin' Murderers

Abaddon were a local death metal band for me during my introduction to metal. Knowing that, it should be no surprise when I say I love this CD. Even in the face of the stupid "thug" interludes in some of the tracks, this CD has always stuck with me. The death metal contained on this disc is pretty damn good in my opinion, being slightly technical (as most was in the mid 90s), but not overwhelmingly so (like it was in the late 90s and early 2000s), and vocally varied, with the vocalist using both high screams and guttural growls.

Anyway, even though I professed my love of this album earlier, I don't really have a lot to say about it. It's not really reinventing the wheel or anything, and most of it's unique elements aren't really worth mentioning (aside from the stupid "thug" rants). Anyway, grab this while it's hot.


Saturday, August 25, 2012

Ruinacre - S/T

Hardcore from Flagstaff Arizona. These guys had what I call the "southwest sound". A lot of bands from Arizona, New Mexico, and Colorado all had a similar sound and these guys have it. It's sort of metallic, but not overly so, it's hard to describe unless you live around here and hear all the bands that I'm talking about.

Anyway, this stuff sort of blurs the line between fast metallic hardcore and power-violence. It's not quite what I think of as power-violence, but a lot of kids these days would probably call it that.

I'm pretty sure this would be cheap if you were to look around the web, Satan's Pimp did decent size presses of most of their releases, and a lot of them seem to have been forgotten by most people.

Grab this here:

Friday, August 17, 2012

Tomsk-7 - Discography

I know very little about Tomsk-7. What I do know is that they were from Arizona, were active from the mid-90s until sometime shortly after 2000, and they released a total of 13 songs which comprise just under 15 min. of music.

Musically they fall into the southwestern hardcore sound that is hard to describe, but it's sort of a mix of hardcore, sludge, grind, and power-violence. Tomsk-7 was also female fronted, so it's a bit different than some of the other bands who had the "southwest" sound.

They didn't have an "official" discography release, so I compiled this one, which is sourced from my own rips of the vinyl the songs appeared on. I've included complete artwork for the release in case anyone gets the urge to burn the songs and print their own case (I did).

Grab it here:

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Sicarii - Within Your City Walls A Rising Storm

I've had a copy of this for about a decade now, and I never knew the album wasn't self-titled. The band only had screen printed cover versions on sale when they were on tour, and no place on that cover does it mention the album's actual title.

Anyway, it's a pretty good album. I remember when I set the show up, the band member in charge of booking said something like "we're similar to what would happen if Orchid and Catharsis melded together". That's fairly accurate I guess. 

It's got elements of both Orchid and Catharsis. It's less chaotic than Orchid but does feature some of their chaotic bursts, and way less metal than Catharsis, but gives you the same overall feel as listening to them, all while being slightly less pretentious than either of those bands. It's been one of the records I've held on to even through multiple there's something about it that really does it for me. I don't know how other people would feel about it, so I don't know if I'd call it a lost gem or anything, but it's certainly a personal gem.

Grab this here:

Friday, July 27, 2012

Speedwolf - Live in Albuquerque 7.22.12

This was the last show of their recent tour with Witchaven. The set was great, which is par for the course with Speedwolf, and the sound on this recording is great as well. The only really shitty thing about this show was that no one fucking showed up (and also that I had no money for merch, but that's more of a personal problem).

They do a Kiss cover, and a new, as of yet unreleased, song.

You can grab the FLAC files provided by Vorfeed here:
or if you're like me, and hate FLAC because they're huge and don't really offer that much of a quality boost over 320kbps Mp3s you can get my Mp3s here:

Speedwolf - Live in Albuquerque 3.13.12

Recorded by Vorfeed (

Speedwolf kicked off their March tour with a show in Albuquerque on the 13th. The show was packed, and a great time was had. This was a much better show than the July 22nd show, but the sound on this live recording is nowhere near as good. It's still not bad, but the vocals are pretty buried in the mix here, and you can hear people talking while the band is playing. They do a very awesome Venom cover towards the end of the set.

Grab the FLAC provided by Vorfeed here:

Or my VBR (no idea why I didn't use my standard 320kbps) Mp3s here:

Friday, April 20, 2012

Крематор - За Чертой

Being that this band is Russian and from a time when Russian music didn't reach the western world, I have no idea what to say about these guys. I know next to nothing about them, know no one who can fill me in, and have a feeling that even if I did, it wouldn't be as interesting as the music these guys made.

Totally ripping death/thrash from 1989.

I'm uploading someone else's rip of this because it's not available without having to use the horrible Russian iFolder service, and who the shit wants to do that?

Grab it here:

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Wellington - Discography

Wellington hailed from Arizona, played some nasty sludge. They were around and active in the mid/late 90s, but were done by the time this compilation came out in 2000.

I don't know too much more about them other than the fact that Ryan Butler (Unruh, Structure of Lies, Landmine Marathon, Northside Kings, etc.) played in the band.

Grab this here:

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Devil - Live Entry

This was released twice, in asinine limitations each time, so that after two pressings there are 141 copies in existence: 100 of the tape and 41 of the 7"+CD. It's needless to say, that with limitations like that, this tape is now impossible to find for a reasonable price in a legit distro. I'm sharing this because I've seen people asking for somewhere between $25-$50 dollars for the tape version which is less than a year old. That's unacceptable.

Musically, Devil play nasty, ultra raw, and evil black/thrash. It's pretty good stuff if you can get past the fairly lo-fi recording. I personally think it was one of the better thrash releases of 2010/11.

Grab it from

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

The Beast - Discography

The Beast were a heavy metal band from NJ. Their debut EP, Power Metal, was released in 1983, though they are probably best known for their appearance on the Born to Metalize compilation in 1984. They followed that up with a 4 track demo in 1986. After that, the vocalist, Scott Ruth, went on to form Ripping Corpse. This collection is everything the band released to my knowledge.


Monday, January 2, 2012

Lie Still - Demo 2011

Old school power violence seems to be a pretty dead genre. These days kids want all sorts of bullshit like what Weekend Nachos, or some similarly detestable band, is doing. Lie Still are for people like me: who don't want innovation or hybridizing fucking up their music. This is power violence played perfectly with nods to all the greats. Get this and let Pete Benumb and friends help you forget about all that shit that kids are calling power violence these days.