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Author Archives: Jeff Podoshen

Mayhem’s meshes the very old with the very recent in their ‘Atavistic Black Disorder/Kommando’ EP

Posted by on June 28, 2021

  So you ever wonder what it would be like if, Mayhem – yes THAT Mayhem – covered classic punk bands like The Ramones, Discharge and Dead Kennedys? Well, guess what… wonder no more. Norway’s black metal legends, Mayhem. deliver a crushing EP just in time to cool off the summer swelter. How did this […]

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Jeff Podoshen’s Best Songs of 2021 So Far

Posted by on June 28, 2021

  We’re just about halfway through 2021 and I know we’re all still eagerly awaiting the return to live concerts. It’s happening soon! Some of these new releases in 2021 have got me really excited to hear some this new music live.  Here are my favorite songs of 2021 so far in no particular order. […]

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Taake’s ‘Avvik’ blasts an artic chill on a sweltering summer

Posted by on June 22, 2021

Avvik by Taake is a collection of songs from the previous three split 10 inch releases that hit the market over the past two years. These include the splits with Whoredom Rife, Helheim and Deathcult. These were songs that really don’t fit on a full-length Taake release, but mesh well with the bands they share […]

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Taake to release ‘Avvik’ in July

Posted by on May 21, 2021

    The Norwegian word “Avvik” translates to “anomaly” or “deviation” in English and it’s only too fitting that Norwegian black metal legends Taake would choose this word as the title to their newest CD that releases this July. Taake has always chartered their own course and you either get it or you don’t.   Avvik is […]

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Decapitated’s proper release of the ‘The First Damned’ is exactly what you were hoping for

Posted by on May 14, 2021

  You’ve probably searched far and wide to get a halfway decent copy of the much exalted early demos by Decapitated and you might have been disappointed in what you were able to find. For years, fans of Decapitated have been clamoring for a proper release of these late 90’s tracks and finally we are […]

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GWAR’s “The Disc With No Name” features the softer side of GWAR… kind of…

Posted by on May 13, 2021

  Even COVID has kept the mighty GWAR on live performance hiatus as it seems not even these intergalactic gladiators are immune. But while we wait for our favorite aliens to get back on the road here on earth, the band has put together an EP to attempt to hold us over. The Disc With […]

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Just as spring ushers in it’s warmth and splendor, Khandra’s debut LP whisks us back to the deadened winter

Posted by on May 11, 2021

  Khandra’s All Occupied by Sole Death is as bleak as a Belarusian winter itself. It comes in cold and leaves you feeling colder. This is a debut that feels like COVID lockdowns – cold, isolated and detached from everything and everyone.  It’s difficult to find a more appropriate soundtrack to our current earthly existence.   […]

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Melvins TV 3 Live Stream Takes Us Back to the Public Access Days… kind of

Posted by on May 3, 2021

  This past weekend the Melvins released their third live streaming event entitled simply, Melvins TV 3. The first couple of songs was primarily geared for the lovers of the kindly, softer, acoustic version of the band as the guys relied more on melody than distortion. This changed about 30 minutes in when the band […]

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Vreid’s ‘Wild North West’ is one of 2021’s best records

Posted by on April 16, 2021

  In a bleak 2021, Vreid’s Wild North West is undeniably a reason to celebrate. Not only is this one of the best records released this year by any label so far, it is, perhaps Vreid’s crowning achievement. Wild North West will get you hooked right at the first listen and then provides a great […]

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Phil Anselmo and the Illegals Leave No Doubts with their ‘Vulgar Display of Pantera’ Livestream

Posted by on April 12, 2021

  If you doubt Phil Anselmo, check yourself. If you think the Illegals can’t do justice to Pantera, you clearly haven’t heard them. Look, let’s get this out of the way, there was only one Dime and only one Vinnie Paul. But they are no longer with us. Phil still is and Phil is the […]

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