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Necrot

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Necrot

Posted Oct. 5, 2020, 9:52 a.m.

It feels rare to see a death metal institution be minted in real-time, but that's exactly what happened this year when Oakland's Necrot dropped their second LP Mortal in August of this year. Mortal is a fresh take on the American death metal playbook that plays to the sinister strengths of the genre without sounding derivative. And people are going nuts for it! I hate to quote Billboard charts but they're usefully illustrative in this instance. Since release, Necrot has become the #2 Top New Artist, shot up to #10 on the Heatseeker charts, and climbed to a respectable #41 on the Top Album charts. This is an insane performance for a death metal band. The people ...

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Dead Quiet

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Posted Oct. 5, 2020, 9:44 a.m.
Don't Quit Your Day Job

There are a lot of misconceptions about the life of a musician. The old rock star image of bright lights, fast living and traveling with ...

Primitive Man

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Posted Sept. 7, 2020, 2:23 p.m.

Primitive Man is one of the filthiest, meanest sounding bands active in North America. Metal usually strives for an extreme aesthetic, but few succeed with ...

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Cayetana

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Cayetana

Posted Nov. 12, 2014, 3:15 p.m.
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Caves interviews Cayetana Caves: Cayetana, that's a cool name! Where does it come from? Cayetana: We named our band after a good friend of ours, Cayetano, because he's an awesome dude and a fantastic artist. Caves: If Cayetana were breakfast, what would be on my plate? Cayetana: Tofu scramble, potatoes and bacon. Caves: Who in the band is most likely to break a bone? Cayetana: Definitely Kelly Caves: Be President? Cayetana: Allegra Caves: Land a plane in the event of the pilot passing out? Cayetana: Augusta Caves: Go to jail? Cayetana: Augusta and Allegra would end up in ...

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Mike Park (Asian Man Records)

Interviews Mike Park (Asian Man Records)

Posted Aug. 23, 2020, 7:31 a.m.

“SKA SKA SKA First new Chinkees in 18 years!” To the layman, seeing those words pop up in their email ...

Imperial Triumphant

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Posted Aug. 6, 2020, 3:30 p.m.

Imperial Triumphant is one of the few bands able to capture the spirit of our age. Rising like the Temple ...

Vegas

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Posted Aug. 6, 2020, 3:24 p.m.

There are many complaints one could lob at the modern rock ‘n' roll industrial complex. One of the less toxic ...

Vile Creature

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Posted June 18, 2020, 1:52 p.m.

Vile Creature may have only been around for six years, but in that time the Canadian duo has achieved things ...

Billy Liar

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Posted May 19, 2020, 2:51 p.m.

In 2019, Scottish musician Billy Liar released Some Legacy on Red Scare Industries. While the new label brought his music ...

Ötzi

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Posted May 19, 2020, 2:37 p.m.
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