Readers’ Bands: And Now, The Progressive Rock Stylings Of Persona Grata

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If you don’t dig progressive rock, move along. There’s nothing for you to see here. I, myself, am a huge fan of progressive rock and metal — everything from Yes to Opeth to the Mars Volta — so Persona Grata are pretty much right up my alley. In my bailiwick. We received an email not […]

Readers’ Bands: Buried With Children Does Nasty Well

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Remember this day, kids. Why? Because this is the day that you discovered death thrash act Buried With Children, thanks to your old pal Chris. Buried With Children hail from Georgia, and mothershit, they’re fucking good. Think the Black Dahlia Murder, only from Georgia. Good’s an understatement. I actually dig what they’re doing so much […]

Readers’ Bands: Like Evil Shit? Here’s Mordavia

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Finally. A one-man metal project from Australia I can get behind. Today’s Readers’ Bands column focuses on a dude named Morgue, and his project Mordavia, which is pure black metal majesty that you’d be a fool to forgo. We received an email from Morgue, who clearly knows the site and that we’re about the filthy […]

Readers’ Bands: Doctor Smoke Project Old School Metal Sound

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If you dig the sound of early metal, especially bands like Black Sabbath and Pentagram, and dig modern bands like Uncle Acid and the Deadbeats or Electric Wizard, chances are you’ll dig Doctor Smoke. One of the Ohio band’s members wrote us not that long ago, praising the site and “passing along our free demo […]

Readers’ Bands: California’s Otoño Are Severe

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If you like your metal rough, raw, and without all the frills that come with enlisting a capable producer, then you’re going to dig Otoño. From their pictures, it would appear that Otoño has no drummer. Which leads me to believe they use a drum machine. Wouldn’t be the first time a band’s done this […]

Readers’ Bands: Brazilian Thrash From Skinlepsy

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This week, we decided to do a little feature on Skinlepsy for our Readers’ Bands column, because we’ve received several emails from the tenacious metallers. Well, we’ve mostly received emails from a dude named Evandro Jr., who plays in the Brazilian thrash act. “We would like to introduce to you our album Condemning the Empty […]

Readers’ Bands: Chris Picha’s A Progressive Pimp

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The subject of this week’s Readers’ Band column is one man. Just to clarify. The dude’s name is Chris Picha, and he’s a progressive metal guitarist who releases instrumental albums — the most recent, a four-song EP called Transcendence. Chris’ music follows at the end of this post, folks. Chris wrote us, asking for some […]

Readers’ Bands: Let’s Check Out The Opaque

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A while back, we received an email from a dude named Dan Dooley, the vocalist for a melodic death metal band based out of Los Angeles called The Opaque.   The band’s released a 5-track EP, and wanted to get some love on GSA for it. “We get a lot of comparisons to The Black […]

Readers’ Bands: Philly Sludge From Bardus

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Good news, kids. This week’s Readers’ Band is actually halfway decent, which is nice. I like when good bands fucking follow the page, and not ones that sound like more feminine versions of Black Veil Brides. Bardus are from Philadelphia, and for some reason, the sludgy noise rock outfit remain unsigned. That’s a tragedy, yo. […]

Readers’ Bands: Writhe Rip

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A while back, we here at Gunshy Assassin received an email from a fellow named T.J., who plays in Vermont-based unsigned band Writhe (who don’t have any band photos — hence, the imagery from their EP). T.J. praised the site, and wanted us to check out Writhe for a possible write-up in this column. “We’ve […]