Author Archives: Jeff Podoshen

The Taake/Helheim 10″ split ‘Henholdsvis’ is just as frigid as you might expect it to be

Posted by on February 16, 2021

  Recorded by Bjørnar E. Nilsen of Vulture Industries, Bergen, Norway’s favorite sons, Taake and Helheim have a new split record on tap for the coldest part of the year. Taake shares two tracks with us. As you might imagine, they are as frigid as the northernmost Norwegian winter, and we wouldn’t have it any other […]

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Tombs’ high intensity live stream sweats you like a (bone) furnace

Posted by on February 8, 2021

  This past Friday, February 5, fans were able to view an intense live stream from Brooklyn metallers Tombs. You already know we really dig the band’s latest release Under Sullen Skies, and it was even in my Top 20 of 2020. It was certainly with some great anticipation that I was actually able to […]

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Australia’s StarGazer impresses with “Psychic Secretions”

Posted by on January 22, 2021

  I was pleasantly surprised when I recently received StarGazer’s newest record Psychic Secretions on the Nuclear War Now label. While I normally find myself trying out records from bands in Europe, after listening to “The Occidental Scourge” on a whim, I was suddenly hooked on this blackened death/proggy threesome. In fact, I’ve been listening […]

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Poland’s Szary Wilk presents striking debut with ‘Wrath’

Posted by on January 19, 2021

  As an American of Polish descent I’ve been to Poland many times, and I’ve been there many times in cold winters. There are few places more bleak, in my own personal experience and having been through some of those terrible snowstorms in the rural areas I can see why my many moved to warmer […]

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‘Perpetual Chaos’ propels Nervosa to the big leagues

Posted by on January 19, 2021

  For the past number of years Brazil’s Nervosa has generally flown under the radar. While their brand of thrash has always been pretty solid, they never quite broke the plane from very good to great. Their newest release on Napalm Records, Perpetual Chaos, changes this. Nervosa just got the call up to the major […]

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Goatwhore vengefully ascended into your living room with a ridiculously solid online performance

Posted by on January 11, 2021

  It’s difficult to actually count how many times I’ve seen Louisiana’s Goatwhore live. I’ve seen them in all different parts of the United States and in Norway as well. There are simply few bands that are as good at the live performance than this foursome out of New Orleans. And, of course, with all […]

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More gothic-y greatness comes with Tribulation’s ‘Where the Gloom Becomes Sound’

Posted by on January 7, 2021

  Over the past few years, Tribulation has become one of my favorite bands. I first got hooked on 2015’s Children of the Night, and then The Down Below came out in 2018, and I was even more fully immersed in this foursome from Sweden. Children of the Night marked a departure from the black-metal […]

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Gaahl featured on new dark rock track by Norway’s Chris Wicked

Posted by on December 31, 2020

    Gaahl – you know who he is – is featured on the new single “Aleine (tr. Alone)” by Norwegian rocker Chris Wicked. Great retro synth on this song and you can listen for yourself right here:     Wicked is no stranger to Norwegian black metal collaborations. Check out this song from 2018 […]

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Norway’s fabulous Vulture Industries to re-release “The Malefactor’s Bloody Register” on vinyl

Posted by on December 16, 2020

  Vulture Industries’ 2nd release, The Malefactor’s Bloody Register, was never actually released on vinyl when it came out back in 2010 and now that this band has been continuously turning heads over the past number of years, the band has decided to mark 2021 as the appropriate time to revisit these recordings. While not particularly […]

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Greg Puciato Goes Retro with Live Streaming Event and Metal Insider Was There!

Posted by on December 14, 2020

    Greg Puciato has quickly become a household name even outside the world of the Dillinger Escape Plan as he’s really come into his own as a solo artist and key member of Killer Be Killed. While normally I’d be covering Greg’s show live in his hometown of Baltimore, Maryland after a record release, […]

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