1. I did my Record Store Day shopping about a week early… And I bought CDs. Some of them were used. Is that still ok?


  2. Destruction / Krisiun / Exmortus @ Wooly’s, Des Moines, IA 04/09/14

    Destruction / Krisiun / Exmortus @ Wooly’s, Des Moines, IA 04/09/14


    When it comes to metal shows in Des Moines, it’s either feast or famine.  The month of April is proving to be quite the feast, boasting tour stops from genre luminaries such as Broken Hope, The Lurking Corpses and Embryonic Devourment.  But the show I’ve probably been looking forward to the most was a three-headed beast; a headlining set from legendary German thrashers Destruction, supported by…

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  3. Demon Head - Demo 2014 (Caligari Records, 2014)

    Demon Head – Demo 2014 (Caligari Records, 2014)


    When traditional/proto-doom is done right, there are few things finer, and few if any bands are doing it better than Demon Head.  The Copenhagen-dwelling quintet recently had a demo tape released by the venerable Caligari Records, and it’s a slow-burning scorcher that quite frankly blows recent big-name practitioners of the style such as Kadavar and Orchid out of the water.  It really is that…

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  4. Another one of DESTRUCTION! #thrash #metal #latergram

  5. DESTRUCTION!!! #latergram #thrash #metal

  6. RIP


  7. Bandcamp Band Crap #2: Bandcamp Slamcamp

    Bandcamp Band Crap #2: Bandcamp Slamcamp


    I have a growing obsession with slamming death metal.  Yes, I know its visual and lyrical imagery tends to be crude, tactless and in all-around poor taste.  Yes, I know much of the metal community considers it to be the lowest common denominator of death metal.  But there is good stuff here amongst the flying limbs and bodily fluids, and the good stuff is just so goddamn heavy.

    Here’s the thing,…

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  8. Goodies in the mail from Sygil Records and Imperial Savagery.


  9. Broken Hope @ Vaudeville Mews, 04/03/2014

    Broken Hope @ Vaudeville Mews, 04/03/2014


    Over the past few years, I’ve had the opportunity to finally check a few bands off my old school death metal bucket list.  The likes of Cannibal Corpse, Morbid Angel and Grave (I sadly missed Deicide and Suffocation when they were here :( ) have graced the asshole of the Midwest with their unholy presence, and it’s always gratifying to finally experience these bands in the live setting after…

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  10. Had to.