Readers’ Bands: Orphan Make Insane Noise


So, there’s a band I dig from Austria called Orphan. Lucky for me, they dig my blog. I guess you could call it a mutual admiration. This week, let’s listen to Orphan together. They’re loud, they’re noisy, and they’re fucking all over the place, yet it’s not at all overwhelming. In fact, it’s pretty fucking […]

Tim Williams’ Flat-Out Aggression: Te Amo Baby…

A picture Tim took just before writing this column

Tim Williams, the frontman for Vision of Disorder, is back with what may very well end up being his last column for this site, as we are set to shut down in less than a month. When Tim first said he would write for my site, I was humbled. Vision of Disorder resonated with me […]

Nihilistinen Barbaarisuus Exclusive Album Stream: The Child Must Die


It’s Sunday, people. In New York City, the weather is spectacular — a welcome sign following that long, dismal winter we had. Anyways, today seemed like as good a day as any to bring you an exclusive album stream from a U.S. black metal band we’ve long been champions of: Nihilistinen Barbaarisuus. The Philadelphia-based band […]

Readers’ Bands: Straight Outta Wrocław, It’s Grimlord!


There’s nothing worse than a band with immense talent, fronted by a dude who just doesn’t get it. Today’s Readers’ Band column is about a band from Wrocław, Poland. The band is death metal act Grimlord. Someone from the group wrote to me a while back, asking for coverage of a then-new album, V-Column. At […]

Guest Column: Three Books You Need To Read By Obsolete


In our undying efforts to bring you engaging columns you won’t find anywhere else, we’ve reached out to the metal world seeking submissions for a new subject: Three amazing books you have to pick up and devour. Seeing as you read this blog everyday, we went out on a limb and assumed you’d maybe want […]

Readers’ Bands: Get Progressive With Russia’s Paskura


If you’re a regular here, you well know my affinity for progressive rock and metal. That’s why I was excited to check out Russian outfit Paskura. Andrey, the band’s drummer, wrote to GSA a while back seeking a review for their debut album, Spika, which is streaming for his and her pleasure at the end […]

Guest Column: Three Films You Need To See By MRTVI’s Damjan Stefanovic


After Dustin Boltjes of Skeletonwitch 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 loving music and literature, we’re huge movie buffs and feel maybe your life could similarly benefit from a big screen broadening. So here for you […]

Six Crowdfunding Campaigns You Donated To Instead Of GSA

It's worthwhile...

You are all well aware of the Patreon campaign GSA is running to try to save this site. You have to be. Reminders are posted every day, and those reminders get “likes” and “shares” and “reblogs” and “RTs” and whatever other internet masturbatory linking mechanisms there are.  Despite everybody fully intending to make it known […]

Readers’ Bands: Programmable Animal Confuse Me

Programmable Animal

For me, there’s no joy in telling some band they’re terrible. I don’t get off — as some have suggested — on bashing “talented people who’re just trying to do their thing.” I was raised to be honest. Transparent. Perhaps that’s why I got into journalism. If I can’t be honest, I can’t be me, […]

Wretchedpain Exclusive Lyric Video Premiere: “The Great Reawakening”

Wretched Pain

What’s up, people? I sure do hope you’re having a stellar day. I know I am. I’ve been busy with work all morning, but was outside most of the day, and it’s gorgeous out. No more snow anywhere. Spring is finally here, fuckers. Let’s celebrate the season when young men’s thoughts turn to honeys and […]