Metal Archive

Interview with Joshua Armijo

  Information is everywhere! From conspiracy theories to tips about keeping an unruly girlfriend content — if you can think it; you can find something about it online. One promotional tool which has grown in popularity in the metal community is video reviews on YouTube. These often have someone recording footage of themselves while analyzing [&hellip

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Deceptor – Chains of Delusion (Shadow Kingdom Records)

Prog, power, epic, NWOBHM, thrash is about as close to an appropriate technical description as anyone could come up with to describe this U.K. based band that sounds and feels as if it’s still 1982 – 1983 without gimmick.  Just getting the clean production and incredible bass tones of the punchy opening of “To Know [&hellip

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Chinaski – Cruelty

“It’s like killing roaches. You have to kill ‘em all. Otherwise…what’s the use?” – Charles Bronson as Paul Kersey, Deathwish 3 You have to hand it to those among us that have no qualms whatsoever about pulling all the stops and grinning at the thought of the ensuing flood’s cleansing properties. It’s just like Bronson [&hellip

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Forbidden Magazine presents: Nate of the Living Dead’s “Best of 2011”

So, here we are once again, faithful fanatics of the Forbidden! Another grueling 365 days have dawned and disintegrated into dust just in time to do it all over again. Some would say this year was “slow” or even “dead” when it comes to the presence of extreme music and its creators. I beg to [&hellip

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Ghost – Opus Eponymous

It seems safe to say that, throughout the years, bands and/or musicians with quirky gimmicks or “over-the-top” visual theatrics have more or less been received one of two ways by the music-loving portion of the planet’s population: immersed in fanatical praise with rose petals and groupie undergarments at their feet…or blasted with ridicule as the [&hellip

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Demiricous – Winter 2010-2011 (demo)

How about a show of hands? And I mean everybody, here. How many of us have anxiously awaited the next ear-blasting, skull-grinding, soul-crushing slab of thrashing sonic death from the bands you so adore…vigilantly marking of the days in your mental calendar, counting down to the moment of fucking truth when you’re finally holding that [&hellip

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Bulletwolf – As Fast As My Hometown

Ripping down strips of Indiana blacktop with a “no cop-no stop” mentality and the pedal pressed firmly to the floorboard, burning octane and rubber like both were going out of style, fast-lane rock n’ roll devastation erupting full-volume from the stereo speakers and quaking you to your very core as the moonlight and night wind [&hellip

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Christian Mistress – Agony & Opium

Hailing from Olympia, Washington, and rumored to be the only heavy metal band from that Pacific Northwest town, Christian Mistress deliver their metal goods in a way that conjures flashbacks of the late 80’s, simultaneously bringing to mind the furious thunder of Judas Priest, Diamond Head and some ‘Kill ‘Em All’-era Metallica. Gaining praise from [&hellip

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Deadmen

While Indianapolis, Indiana’s punk-smeared rage monsters Deadmen had a short run, the band still managed to create a demo and a brand-new 7” that both pack the same brass-knuckled punch that could be witnessed at their frenzied live performances. I caught up with guitarist Carl Byers recently and he revealed his thoughts on the band’s [&hellip

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The Body – All Of The Waters Of The Earth Turn To Blood

The debut effort from Providence, Rhode Island’s sludged-out, psychotic doom duo The Body is proof positive that, sometimes, a mere genre label simply will not do. Sure, The Body definitely has a firm grasp on doom and sludge roots, but within the seven tracks found on All Of The Waters Of The Earth Turn To [&hellip

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