Finnish sensations AMORPHIS have an incredible legacy. Making their own mark on the early 90s death metal scene, they’ve evolved and progressed over the years to artists that are hard to pigeonhole. With a discography on the other side of a dozen, they’ve also seen more of the world’s roads than most. Except for Highway #1, which crosses across Canada. So finally, they made their way thru town giving us an opportunity that was a long time coming. Axeman Tomi Koivusaari was there from the beginning. We discuss the early death days to their latest masterpiece Under The Red Cloud, all showing the evolution of a band and the secrets to their success. In our News, Views, and Tunes, we go over all our activity on the live front and go over some highly anticipated releases. Musically, we crank a shit ton of Amorphis, NECROPHOBIC, KISSING CANDICE, CHILDREN OF BODOM and we introduce Germany’s BULLETRAIL in our Indie Spotlight! Horns!!
So far, this year’s Creature Features have been an awesome mix of classic, legendary artists coupled with some extreme outfits currently ruling the underground roost. Devil metal rockers NUNSLAUGHTER actually fits in both categories as they go back to the 80s demo trading heyday. In 2017, they continue to make an impact as one of Hell’s Headbangers top guns. Through all this time, vox/mainman Don of the Dead has been literally front and centre. In another long overdue chat, we discuss their controversial moniker (they just missed some PMRC love), their eight hundred million record discography, and the threat of new material. In our News, Views and Tunes, we go over rare SAVATAGE autographs, Lady GaGa’s ass, and crank some Nunslaughter, POWER TRIP, and AZARATH! Finally, looking to impress Mr. Of the Dead with some home grown talent, we have a quick chat with Winnipeg death/horror/D-beat thrashers ZOMBIE ASSAULT in our Extended Indie Spotlight. Horns!!
Jack Russell is one dude who’s paid his dues. The mainman behind LA legends GREAT WHITE has done it all and seen it all. He has celebrated the triumphs and survived the tragedies. Through it all, he’s still one of rock n’ roll’s genuine nice guys. Now with a great new record in tow, we catch up with Mr. Russell for his side of the GW story. We get into the legal mumbo jumbo behind the moniker and his awesome new He Saw It Coming album. He’s still a big fish in a big pond. In our News, Views, and Tunes, we discuss “back alley Lemmys” and CANNIBAL CORPSE entering the cryptozoological record books. Musically, we crank Mr. Russell’s new record, WITCH CROSS, SCYTHIAN, NIGHT RANGER, new INFERNAL MAJESTY, and introduce Maryland’s ATOMIC 26 in our Indie Spotlight. Horns!!
We kick off our Creature Feature line up for 2017 with a dude that we, quite frankly, should have featured a long time ago. On numerous times, we’ve put over the mighty Hell’s Headbangers record label. The man simply known as Reaper has a major role within the HH headquarters. First off, as a contributing artist with his thrash band CRUCIFIED MORTALS, who just released their latest awesome album Psalms OfThe Dead Choir. Second, his Hellcast podcast does an excellent job promoting the label and its distribution artists. He’s also the guy that makes sure your HH order gets onto your stereo in record time. Mr. Reaper (or just Reap to his buddies) shares all this and also talks about his time in the mighty NUNSLAUGHTER as well as some memories of the late, great drummer Jim Konya. Normies better fear this reaper. In our News, Views, and Tunes, we pay up on our annual hockey bet with some Alter Bridge bashing. Musically, we crank the new Crucified Mortals, WEEKEND NACHOS, PRETTY MAIDS, and the critically underrated Canuck metallers SWORD. Finally we expose Chi-Town bashers ONE STEEL WOUND in our Indie Spotlight. Horns!!
Thrash legends SLAYER create the kind of art that can cross over into other avenues beyond the streets of Metaldom. Their controversial lyrics, imagery, and promo vids translate well to other media and the awesome Dark Horse Comics recognized that potential. Thus, “Slayer: Repentless” is born; a three part mini-series based on the promo vids of the namesake album. The man behind these pages of rage is no stranger to our beloved genre… Writer/Director Jon Schnepp was an artistic mastermind behind the Metalocalypse series, has directed videos for FORBIDDEN and EXODUS, and wrote the DETHKLOK comics. We can’t think of a more qualified man for this unique venture. Mr. Schnepp discusses how he got involved on the series, how twisted the story will be, and his music of choice while working on this platter of splatter. He also discusses his time working on cartoons for Adult Swim, but especially his days on Metalocalypse. The Avengers? Spider-Who? SLAAAAAYEEEEEER!!!!! In our News, Views, and Tunes, we bitch about the 2016 Revolver Awards and address the ISIS/PayPal controversery. Musically, we crank some Slayer, CRADLE OF FILTH, Dethklok, the returning GORATORY, and introduce Swedish beaters ARROGANT STATE in our Indie Spotlight. Horns!!