Episode 40 – Waltz for Crows

Episode 40 – Waltz for Crows (right click to download)

There sure ain’t a lot of metal this time around, but if you’re still here you don’t really care. And we salute you for that.

40 episodes. It has been 40 episodes. Should we expect some sort of midlife crisis? All we know is that we ain’t stopping anytime soon, so better get used to us sticking around. We are the vulture and the coyote. The crow. We’ll keep feeding even after others are gone.

Dance away.

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Episode 25 – Nothing Ever Changes

Episode 25 – Nothing Ever Changes (right click to download)

Punk and metal didn’t really saw eye to eye back in the day. Promiscuity is rarely the norm among subcultures in the beginning. Motörhead’s “Overkill” is essential if one desires to understand where Britain’s hardcore sound comes from, and NWOBHM in general owns a lot to punk, but that doesn’t necessarily mean that one group mingled a lot with the other. It says little about how scenes came and went and who belonged where.

Then came bands like Hellhammer with their primitive lo-fi black & roll/metal punk (which, truth be told, a lot of metal people hated in the 80s) and Amebix, who united the bridge separating metal and punk. Things are not this linear (they rarely are), but hopefully you get the picture.

Nowadays punks, metalheads, crusties, hard rockers, ravers and the bunch all socialize with one another. And that’s a good thing. As a result there are underground hardcore punks playing lead guitar solos more commonly associated with psychedelic (downright hippie!) rock, and headbangers with a knack for the electronic. It’s a brave new world.

This episode is once again for all you open-minded metal people. Enjoy the noise.

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Episode 10 – Darker than the Swoon of Sin

Episode 10 – Darker than the Swoon of Sin (right click to download)

“Imagine some foul and putrid corpse that has lain rotting and decomposing in the grave, a jelly-like mass of liquid corruption. Imagine such a corpse a prey to flames, devoured by the fire of burning brimstone and giving off dense choking fumes of nauseous loathsome decomposition. And then imagine this sickening stench, multiplied a millionfold and a millionfold again from the millions upon millions of fetid carcasses massed together in the reeking darkness, a huge and rotting human fungus. Imagine all this, and you will have some idea of the horror of the stench of hell”.*

This episode has the stench of rotting human fungus and is dedicated to James Joyce who, we know for a fact, was the biggest Slayer fan.

PLAY IT LOUD! We’ll be back with more sonic corruption on July 22nd.

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Episode 9 – Worm Eaters

Episode 9 – Worm Eaters (right click to download)

We came to this episode with no preconceived idea or particular direction discussed at the outset – except for what the first track would be. The result, we like to think, feels very much like a live set, probably more so than any other episode so far (by the way, feel free to hire us to DJ at your birthday party or wedding, christening and bar mitzvah ceremonies). Which means there is a lot of free flowing raw energy and a general sense of in-your-face metal. You can almost smell the stench of sweat and beer invading your nostrils. This is a GOOD thing! A bit more thrashy too this one. So move away the furniture at home and prepare to SLAM IT LOUD (no helicoptering  or windmilling or whatever stupid kids are doing these days)!

We’ll be back with a vengeance on July 8th. Go watch your “Death Wish” DVDs and be prepared.

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Episode 8: It’s All Gone Weird

Episode 8 – It’s All Gone Weird (right click to download)

“Like howling dogs I sing.” We went ahead and spoke to darkness to conjure up this one. That doesn’t mean this is a particularly crushing SATAN MADE ME DO IT episode; it’s just the weirdest sounding one we ever did. It was a conscious decision. And honestly, we are in love with the end result.

This episode is as freestyle as it gets. There’s black metal, industrial, hardcore, grind and old stuff that is *still* ahead of time. You’re not afraid of a little experimentation, are you? We don’t want this relationship to become stale…

PLAY IT LOUD! Kick and scream. Break a dish or two if you have to. This is only the beginning.

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Episode 7 – Demon Lover

Episode 7 – Demon Lover (right click to download)

An aching heart. Pretty much everyone knows the feel, but when it strikes us harder it’s as if nobody but us really knows just how it feels. Love truly is a funny thing. It can fill you with butterflies, itch where it tickles the most and blind you silly. And it can beat you to your knees and keep you down for as long as you allow it. This Satan Made Me Do It episode takes you on that special trip where emotions run wild and reason sits on the bench.

There’s something for everybody: a little hope, a little despair, a little peace and a little hell. Alas, when the demon knocks at your door there’s no knowing what’s in store for you.

Listen to this one as one should love: LOUD! We’ll be back, guns blazing, on June 10th.

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Episode 6 – The Devil Rides Out

Episode 6 – The Devil Rides Out (right click to download)

Well, nobody can accuse us of not being Metal enough. Last episode we had nails all over, now we have Hammers, Axes and even Bulldozers. Ready to drill and maim, YEAH!

Behind all the mentioned utilities is a set of quite diverse songs which runs heavier and atmospheric styles such as Doom and Black, more energetic crusty tracks and even manages to revisit some much-loved classics.

We’re keeping this intro short because there’s no time to lose. Press “play” and PLAY IT LOUD! More terrifying stuff is crawling from beyond the grave on May 27th.

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