Guest Column: Three Bands You May Not Know But Should By Caveat’s Brandon O’Connell

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By now, you should know the drill. We’ve been having musicians from across metal’s grand spectrum pen brief guest columns for us on a number of engaging topics: must-read books, must-see films, and bands you may not know but absolutely should. Today’s column was written by Caveat‘s own Brandon O’Connell. Wolf Blood from Duluth, Minnesota. […]

VON Exclusive Lyric Video Premiere: “Muse Of Evil”

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Sometimes, I’ll learn through a mutual acquaintance that a certain member of a certain band is a regular reader of my irreverent site. Or I’ll run into a dude in a band and I’ll tell him I run GSA and he’ll be all, “Oh, right on…I check it out when I can.” And that’s fine. […]

Rafael Gallaher Picks His Top 10 Of 2014

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If you haven’t gotten to these records yet, ask Santa or Krampus, or whomever you get presents from during the Saturnalia season, for them. Or just Spotify that shit. Do whatever you want, but these are my favorite albums of 2014. First, a quick and catty SPOILER ALERT: Babymetal isn’t anywhere close to being on […]

Sean Harris Picks His Top 20, Part 2

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The countdown continues. What makes your Top 20 of 2014? 10. Nader Sadek’s The Malefic: Chapter 3 Nader Sadek has basically formed every metal heads wet dream. Four songs of absolute pure metal brutality, the name power alone is enough to sell records. It won’t be hard to sell this one at all as it’s […]

Sean Harris Picks His Top 20

Pandemonium

Hey kids, it’s that wonderful time of the year again. Christmas spirit is in full swing and when you think of the holidays, you definitely think about what kind of year it’s been. It’s been one hell of a year for metal. There were so many great releases in 2014 and now is a better […]

Guest Column: Three Bands You May Not Know But Should By Valdrin’s Carter Hicks

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By now, you should know the drill. We’ve been having musicians from across metal’s grand spectrum pen brief guest columns for us on a number of engaging topics: must-read books, must-see films, and bands you may not know but absolutely should. Today’s column was written by Valdrin vocalist and guitarist Carter Hicks. The Chasm One […]

Readers’ Bands: Let’s Get Somber With The Howling Void

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Last week was an absolute cluster fuck, and in all the cluster fuckery, I totally forgot to run a Readers’ Band column. A thousand apologies. In general, my mind has been overrun as of late. There’s about a hundred rather pressing tasks, errands, chores, or obligations that need to be attended to, but I feel […]

Lord Dying’s Tour Diary: Breakfast Burritos, Lamborghinis, Strip Clubs, And Steak

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Lord Dying, an incredibly sick band signed to Relapse Records, recently finished a brief tour of the West Coast with Castle — all in support of their forthcoming album,Poisoned Altars. The guys agreed to keep a little tour diary for us, and what follows is the second and last installment, written by the band’s Erik […]

Ghoulgotha Exclusive Song Stream: “Austere Urns”

Doom-imbued death metal? Sign me right up, folks. I know you’ll be down with the following tune — an exclusive taste of Ghoulgotha’s full-length debut, which drops January 13. At the end of this post, check out “Austere Urns,” and try to tell me that this San Diego-based band isn’t worthy of your attention. Go […]

Desolate Shrine Exclusive Song Stream: “Black Fires Of God”

Guess what time it is, kids? It’s time for something ominous, gigantic, and nasty. It’s time to meet Desolate Shrine, a phenomenal band with a new album coming out January 13 called The Heart of the Netherworld. Dark Descent Records is releasing the album — the band’s third. The Finnish death metallers boast two — […]