Gunshy Assassin Presents: The Disastercast With Old Wounds’ Brandon Gallagher

Old Wounds

Another week, another Disastercast in the books. Yes, kids…we’re back this week with yet another podcast — our 43rd, of you can believe it. This week, in addition to a recap of the week’s top news stories, we’ve got an interview with Old Wounds leader Brandon Gallagher. Old Wounds are from New Jersey, and have […]

Funerals Exclusive Song Stream: “Human Ruin”

Human Ruin

Wanna hear something perfectly nasty this fine Friday? Then quickly head on down to the end of this post and start streaming “Human Ruin,” one of the three songs appearing on Funerals’ debut offering. The album’s title track is killer, and should speak to something primal inside you, as it did for me. The Portland, […]

Guest Column: Three Movies You Need To See By Solace Of Requiem’s Jeff Sumrell

Solace of Requiem

After Dustin Boltjes of Skeletonwitch — one of our newest writers — contributed a column on must-see horror flicks, we decided to open the topic up to the members of other bands. Why? Well, in addition to music and literature, we’re huge movie buffs and feel maybe your life could benefit from a big screen […]

Xerath Exclusive Album Stream: III


You folks in the mood for some technically-proficient, riff-revering progressive metal this fine Tuesday? I sure hope so, because that’s just what we’ve got at the end of this post, in the form of an exclusive album stream from United Kingdom-based band Xerath. Xerath’s album, III, is now available for purchase through Candlelight Records. The […]

Guest Column: Three Bands You May Not Know But Should By The King Is Blind’s Steve Tovey

The King Is Blind

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 comes from Steve Tovey of The King Is Blind. JØTNARR These guys […]

Gunshy Assassin Presents: The Disastercast With Cannibal Corpse’s Rob Barrett


We’re back with another Disastercast this week, folks. This time around, our special guest for the podcast is Rob Barrett of Cannibal Corpse. Rob plays guitar in Cannibal Corpse, and talks about the band’s new material on A Skeletal Domain and what it was like trying to outdo the rest of the guys during the […]

Readers’ Bands: Now, Here’s Lest We Forget


I hate to be mean sometimes. I truly do. But I’d like to forget that someone from Lest We Forget reads the blog, because, well, they’re metal’s One Direction, basically. I mean, they seem like nice enough and pretty lads. They’re from England, after all. But Lest We Forget’s single, which they sent me a […]

Metal From My ‘Hood: Witch Of The Waste

Witch Of The Waste

Just like last edition, it sure isn’t very hard to find amazing local talent in Vancouver, British Columbia. Whether it’s thrash metal, death, power or in this case, more progressive, the western Canadian scene is overflowing with skill. One of the bands that has achieved quite a loyal following is Witch of The Waste. Melding […]

Dave Davidson’s Altars Of Fatness: Travail In Minneapolis, Part 2


Hey, what’s up guys! In this update, I’ll be continuing my review of Travail since there were so many interesting courses to talk about. For those that missed my last post, Travail is located in Minneapolis and is a new American restaurant that serves up a very unique 10 course tasting menu. I made it […]

U Sco Exclusive Song Stream: “Iguana House”


On September 23, New Atlantis Records will release Treffpunkt, the latest LP from polyrhythmic avant-punks U Sco. The band consists of members from several other notable, genre-bending Portland, Oregon-bred projects, including the Jezebel Spirit, With Eyes Abstract and Duck. Little Brother, Duck! The instrumental U Sco has been an electrifying, formidable staple of Portland’s unparalleled […]