Tuesday, May 8, 2018

this Thursday in Everett: Nasty Bits, Substratum, Weaponlord

This is happening this coming Thursday, May 10th, at Tony V's in Everett!
"We are descending upon Everett for the very first time, bringin' the heavy metal thunder! Grab your axes, sharpen your steel, hail the victorious and get ready to SHRED! Get down on your knees cause we're bringin the sleaze to all you rockarollas that crave that high octane speed!"
Doors @7/Show @8
Nasty Bits

Ghostblood has an announcement: Honey, I Raised the Dead

Honey, I Raised the Dead
Release date: April 20th, 2018
label: independent
What an achievement. Raising the dead is not easy. Believe you me, I have tried to do it repeatedly and I have succeeded, at most, only a few times. In the prehistory, history, posthistory, and mythology of humanity there are but a couple of entities that actually done it on a consistent basis, night in, night out. Raising the dead is just hard; there’s no way around it. It is what it is. In fact, if you are looking for a how-to manual, you’ll be hard pressed to find it. On the other hand, Lazarus would be able to give you all the information about his case. Check in with him for sure.
It is what is. Leave it to our very own Washington state mutant cannibal thrashers Ghostblood, who have returned with their classic line-up by popular demand, to turn the tables on the living and open a can of whooping on the dead. I think that when you hear this album you will forcefully agree with me that the dead messed up big time when they died because the party is about to begin and they left too early, right when things were about to get good. Never leave a party too early, dead people.
Summer time is here, the ice cream man is here, stop him when he passing by, and fire up the barbecue grill, the drinks are cold, the dead are bold, stories are going to be told and there is a new Ghostblood album to behold. They have retained the services of the three amigos responsible for the swamp thrash of the 2015 debut Blood from Beyond the Grave, a party favorite every time. Continuing right from where they left off, they have ratcheted it up the intensity, going crazy between thrash and death metal, and they are churning out the sounds perfect for all the seasons, from Halloween parties to horror movie chase scenes to mosh pits and more, like Gwar, Ghoul, Motorhead, Freddy Krueger and Mr. Jack Daniels coming together for a summertime barbecue party in a basement or car trunk near you.
Ghostblood features fast rumbling songs with growled vocals (and a variety of screams, and a few other different vocalizations, like some low, guttural growling) with some moments of blasting. The band’s vocalist/bassist plays the bass like a guitar and you can never, ever say that you do not hear the bass on this album. The bassist is without a doubt the best bass player in the entire band of Ghostblood. Put together the thundering bass with the manic drumming and the vibe is mosh, mosh, mosh and bang your head whether you are the purgatory and alive and dead. Besides twisted riffs of horror and merriment, the solos go from wild to wacky to wtf to fun in the sun run nun.
Here we are, friends. What started out as swamp thrash is turning into quite the band. Two albums now, and playing shows all over Seattle, Olympia, Bellingham (but not yet in Arlington, what is up with that?), you cannot ignore the zombie thrash union of extreme metal, horror and comedy that this band is heating up in the cemetery bar for the day and the nighttime.
Visit Seattle for the weather, stay for the Ghostblood. As the band likes to say when they are on the stage, “We are Ghostblood and we play rock and roll.” (This last statement is not verifiable.)

Washington state concert calendar, updated May 8, 2018

Friends in the state of Washington,
Is there a metal music show in your area that is not listed in this calendar? Does your local metal band have a show coming up and is not listed here? Is your band's name spelled incorrectly? Are the dates wrong? If you have information about shows/updates/cancellations, please get in contact with Metal Bulletin zine.
Washington state concert calendar, updated May 8, 2018
May 9 Feral Light, Witch Ripper, Breag Naofa at Highline, Seattle, WA
May 10 Weaponlord, Substratum at Tony V’s, Everett, WA
May 11 Forever Convicted, DTI, Divine Skies, The Crüd Güns at Mirkwood Public House, Arlington, WA
May 11 Mark of a Modern Man, Ergo I Exist, Namea at The Kraken, Seattle, WA
May 12 Whythre, Born Without Blood, Effluvia, Orator, ShizerDome at Obscurus, Everett, WA
May 12 Hell’s Belles (AC/DC tribute) at Swinomish Casino, Anacortes, WA
May 12 As Pillars Fall, Separating the Seas, Within Sight, Down the Scope, Perfect Zero at Funhouse, Seattle, WA
May 13 Dead Horse Trauma, Lydia Can’t Breathe, Motorgrater, Stress Fed at Eagles 2485, Kennewick, WA
May 13 Soulfly, Nile, After the Fallout, Devilation at Studio Seven, Seattle, WA
May 14 Silent Scream, Madrost at Funhouse, Seattle, WA
May 14 Dead Horse Trauma, Lydia Can’t Breathe, others at Studio Seven, Seattle, WA
May 15 Rampage, Tigerblood at Tony V’s, Everett, WA
May 16 Satyricon, Goatwhore, Inquinok, Voidthrone at El Corazón, Seattle, WA
May 16 Tyr, Orphaned Land, Ghost Ship Octavius, Aeternam, Blood and Thunder at Studio Seven, Seattle, WA
May 17 Cough, Grime, Serial Hawk, Isenordal at Highline, Seattle, WA
May 17 Wretched Fuck, Xingaia, Sentient Divide at The Observatory, Spokane, WA
May 18 ApHelion, Whythre, Vesuvian, URDR at The Mirkwood, Arlington, WA
May 18 Monsters Among Gods, Anchor Point, Odissia, The Accüsed AD at Safe House, Seattle, WA
May 18 Noceur, others at Make.Shift, Bellingham, WA
May 19 The Accüsed AD, others at Safe Manette Saloon, Bremerton, WA
May 19 Hells Bells at The Point Casino, Kingston, WA
May 19 No One Lives, Three Chord Killer, Bacon Grenade, Religicide at Anchor Pub, Everett, WA
May 21 The Convalescence, Deadbeat Blackout, Sabertooth at Funhouse, Seattle, WA
May 22 Obituary, Pallbearer, Skeletonwitch, Dust Bolt at El Corazón, Seattle, WA
May 22 Obituary after-show: Ghostblood at Funhouse, Seattle, WA
May 23 Texas Hippie Coalition, Kobra and the Lotus, Fallen Kings, Black Sun Moon, others at El Corazón, Seattle, WA
May 23 The Black Dahlia Murder, Homewrecker, The Convalescence, The Drip at The Pin, Spokane, WA
May 23 Isenordal, Geist, Witch Bottle, Eneferens at Highline, Seattle, WA
May 24 Bat, Midnight, Wormwitch, Substratum at El Corazón, Seattle
May 24 Tetrachromat, Designer Disguise, Hexengeist, Pill Brigade at The Mirkwood, Arlington, WA
May 25 Hemlock, Sevidemic, Prophets of Metal at Eagles 2485, Kennewick, WA
May 25 Arisen from Nothing, Salem Knights, Massacre at the Opera, Damn the Flood at The Mirkwood, Arlington, WA
May 25 Necrosomnium, Empyrean, Dilapidation, Draconian Summoning at Columbia City Theatre, Seattle, WA
May 26 D.R.I., Deathwish at El Corazón, Seattle, WA
May 26 Anvil, Shadowside, Skelator at Highline, Seattle, WA
May 26 Hemlock, Sevidemic, Lost Eye Dentity, Prophets of Metal, The War Within at Studio Seven, Seattle, WA
May 27 Hemlock, Sevidemic at The Pin, Spokane, WA
May 28 Power Trip, Sheet Mag, Fury, Red Death at Neumos, Seattle, WA
May 30 Tetrarch, Somewhere to Call Home at Funhouse, Seattle, WA
May 31 Corvoid, Children of Atom, No Such Season, Emanon at Tony V’s, Everett, WA
May 31-June 2 Northwest Terrorfest at Neumos, Barboza, Highline, Seattle, WA
June 1 Hexengeist at Substation, Seattle, WA
June 2 Insomnium, Oceans of Slumber, Anthrocene, ApHelion at El Corazón, Seattle, WA
June 2 Battle for Mordor: Blood and Thunder, ReEvolution, Odyssian, Oxygen Destroyer, Dilapidation, Violent Hallucinations, Simulation Theory at The Mirkwood, Arlington, WA
June 2 Born Without Blood, Jugs of Blood at Philip Stengel Presents, Aberdeen, WA
June 2 Metal Night: Sponsored by the CIA (Suicidal Tendencies tribute), othersat Bubba’s Roadhouse, Sultan, WA
June 3 GBH, The Accüsed at El Corazón, Seattle, WA
June 4 Aborted, Psycroptic, Ingested at The Pin, Spokane, WA
June 4 Primitive Man, Addaura, Isenordal, Doom Lit Sky at Mootsys, Spokane, WA
June 5 Sleep, Bell Witch at The Showbox, Seattle, WA
June 6 Behold the Octopus, Spacebag, Xoth at Highline, Seattle, WA
June 6 Devastation on the Nation: Aborted, Psycroptic, Ingested, Disentomb, Arkaik, Venom Prison, Vale of Pnath, Primordial Atrocity at Studio Seven, Seattle, WA
June 7 The Skull, Earthride, Hyborian at Highline, Seattle, WA
June 9 I Am Infamy, Groundfeeder, Toarn, Within Sight, Vesuvian at El Corazón, Seattle, WA
June 10 HammerFall, Flotsam and Jetsam, Skelator at El Corazón, Seattle, WA
June 10 Skulls, Crematory Stench, Disembowel, Oxygen Destroyer at Erebus, Kelso, WA
June 11 Vintersea, The Devils of Loudun, The Anima Effect at Funhouse, Seattle, WA
June 12 Vintersea, The Devils of Loudun, The Anima Effect at The Pin, Spokane, WA
June 14 Queensrÿche at Clearwater Casino, Suquamish, WA
June 14 The Accüsed at The Valley, Tacoma, WA
June 15 Simulation Theory, ApHelion, Weaponlord, LUNGS, Orator at The Mirkwood, Arlington, WA
June 15 Black Sabbitch (Black Sabbath tribute) at El Corazón, Seattle, WA
June 15 Filth; Insvrgence; Loser; Scourged, Imposter of Humanity at Funhouse, Seattle, WA
June 15 Blistered Earth (Metallica tribute) at Union Square, Longview, WA
June 15 Neck of the Woods, Darkness Stole the Sky, Monsters Among Gods at Ben Moore’s Olympia, WA
June 16 Filth; Insvrgence; Loser; I, Detest at The Pin, Spokane, WA
June 16 Blistered Earth (Metallica tribute) at Louie G’s, Fife, WA
June 16 Bitter End, Coven, Accused AD at El Corazón, Seattle, WA
June 16 Uli Jon Roth at Studio Seven, Seattle, WA
June 16 Obsidian, Oxygen Destroyer at Funhouse, Seattle, WA
June 16 Washington Deathfest III: Infernal Legion, Thou Shall Kill, Cryptic Enslavement, When The Broken Burn, Divide Paths, Helles, Religicide, Shred Bundy, Whythre, Voidthrone, At Home In Hell, ApHelion at Erebus, Kelso, WA
June 16 Noceur, Xoth, Blood and Thunder, DTI at Boscoe’s, Bellingham, WA
June 16 Chemical Rage, Neck of the Woods, Sins and Sinners at Eagles 2485, Kennewick, WA
June 17 Volumes, Upon a Burning Body at El Corazón, Seattle, WA
June 18 Voidthrone, Grave Gnosis, Skulsyr, DTI at The Valley, Tacoma, WA
June 18 Isenordal, Void Omnia, Addaura at Black Lodge, Seattle, WA
June 19 Isenordal, Void Omnia, Addaura at TBA, Tacoma, WA
June 19 The Body, Lingua Ignota, Bloom Offering, Lye Feast + Scarcity at Highline, Seattle, WA
June 20 Isenordal, Void Omnia, Addaura at Cryptatropa, Olympia, WA
June 21-25 Thirst for Light V festival: Addaura, Alda, Isenordal, Void Omnia, many, many others in Raymond, WA
June 23 The Accüsed AD, Rat King, Effluvia, Carve the Earth at Erebus, Kelso, WA
June 24 Will Haven, Heiress, Into the Storm, Old Iron at Highline, Seattle, WA
June 24 Ancient Elm at The Pin, Spokane, WA
June 28 Krallice, Wayfarer, Addaura at Highline, Seattle, WA
June 28 Crimson Guardian at Hogan’s Pub, Clarkston, WA
June 30 UADA, Wolvhammer, The Black Moriah at Studio Seven, Seattle, WA
June 30 Spectral Voice, Superstition, Mortiferum, Cerebral Rot at Highline, Seattle, WA
June 30 Sweatfest 2K18 at El Corazón/Funhouse, Seattle, WA
July 6 I Am Morbid, After the Fallout, Thou Shall Kill at El Corazón, Seattle, WA
July 6 Neurosis, Converge, Amenra at The Showbox, Seattle, WA
July 7 Crimson Guardian, Morbid Fascination, others at Erebus, Kelso, WA
July 7 Glass Canons, Wet Temple, Tetrachromat, others at Mirkwood Public House, Arlington, WA
July 9 Mortuary Drape, Volahn at Highline, Seattle, WA
July 12 Crimson Guardian, Incidia, Divine Skies at Central Saloon, Seattle, WA
July 12 Inanimate Existence, The Last of Lucy, Aethereus, Odyssian at Funhouse, Seattle, WA
July 13&14: WADM Metalfest at Erebus, Kelso, WA: Cursed, Oxygen Destroyer, Hang the Kode, Battle Ace Massacre, Inside Defiance, Crüd Güns, Simulation Theory, Noose; Aggression, Violent Hallucinations, Antiform, Hyborian Rage, Pre Embalmed, Dilapidation, After the Fallout, Trojan Swamp Monster
July 14 Queensrÿche at Lucky Eagle Casino, Rochester, WA
July 14 Crimson Guardian, Eroder at Anchor Pub, Everett, WA
July 19-21 The Backyard Festival (40 bands/2 stages) at Louie G’s Pizza, Fife, WA
July 20 Rest, Repose; Drewsif Stalin, For the Likes of You, As Pillars Fall, ReEvolution at Funhouse, Seattle, WA
July 20 Red Fang at The Pin, Spokane, WA
July 23 Isenordal, Suicide Forest at Highline, Seattle, WA
July 28 Zero Down (album release show), Detonator, The Plot Sickens at Funhouse, Seattle, WA
July 28 Soiree Macabre III: A Flourishing Scourge, Voidthrone at Barboza, Seattle, WA
July 29 Hell’s Belles at Stones Summer Jam, Seattle, WA
August 4 Blistered Earth (Metallica tribute) at The Emerald of Siam Thai, Richland, WA
August 8 Night Demon, Blood Star, Demonhammer at Highline, Seattle, WA
August 17 The Accüsed at Slim’s Annual Hillbilly Headbanger’s, Seattle, WA
August 19 Alice Cooper at Angel of the Winds, Everett, WA
August 20 Powerglove, Xoth at El Corazón, Seattle, WA
August 20 Apotheon, Aethereus, Enigma, Increate, Odyssian at Funhouse, Seattle, WA
August 22 Lamb of God, Napalm Death at Knitting Factory, Spokane, WA
August 24 Slayer, Lamb of God, Anthrax, Testament, Napalm Death at White River Ampitheatre, Auburn, WA
September 4 The Exploited, Total Chaos at El Corazón, Seattle, WA
September 8 Effluvia, Oxygen Destroyer, Disease at Le Voyeur, Olympia, WA
September 15 Speaks in Tongues, The Crüd Güns, DTI, others at The Valley, Tacoma, WAj
September 15 Northwest Tribfest at Historic Everett Theater, Everett, WA: tribute bands Dr. Crue, Infinity Project (Journey), Blistered Earth (Metallica), Second Sting (Scorpions), Almost Human (Kiss)
September 17 Alestorm, GloryHammer at El Corazón, Seattle, WA
September 20 Amorphis, Dark Tranquillity, Moonspell, Omnium Gatherum at El Corazón, Seattle, WA
October 3 Graham Bonnet Band, Zero Down at El Corazón, Seattle, WA
October 15 Enemy Soil, Antigama, Violent Opposition, Treasonist, The Drip at Funhouse, Seattle, WA
November 2 Second Sting (Scorpions tribute) at Tulalip Casino, Marysville, WA
November 10 Dilapidation, Oxygen Destroyer, Effluvia, Drawn and Quartered at The Valley, Tacoma, WA
December 28 Zoso (Led Zeppelin tribute) at Knitting Factory, Spokane, WA
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Friday, May 4, 2018

Friday night: EATB Radio Heavy Metal Radio Show

The heavy metal show Excuse All the Blood is live right now Friday night 10pm-1am, from the city of Olympia in the state of Washington, U.S.
your internet friend Seamus is the DJ
come, come bang your head

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Metal Bulletin Zine 146

Metal Bulletin Zine 146
Apostle of Solitude

Metal Bulletin Zine number 145

Metal Bulletin Zine number 145
special issue dedicated to Drawn and Quartered, the Seattle death metal cult

Sunday, April 22, 2018

interview: Sacred Leather

The traditional heavy metal band Sacred Leather from the city of Indianapolis, Indiana, U.S. has been campaigning for classic heavy metal to anyone that will listen. Their new album is called Ultimate Force. Check it, this is Sacred Leather, holy denim, sacred leather, heavy metal forever.
Good work on the album Ultimate Force! Who is answering this interview?
Cheers, Dee Wrathchild (vocals) here!
The metal fans today love their metal with growling and screaming. Who had the wild and crazy idea of having a real singer?
Sacred Leather started with a sound that definitely leaned more on the extreme side in the early days. I came into the lineup at a later date. SL always wanted to play traditional HEAVY METAL, with each song progressively migrating back to the roots of the classic sound. Magnus (bass) was probably the dude who made the call to demote former vocalist/lead guitarist (the Devil’s Hellion) to solely handle guitar duties. I don’t know that it was crazy having clean vocals over the material, it made all the sense in the world to us when shaping out a sound which was executed within the template of our HEAVY METAL forefathers.
How did the band find you?!
We were all aware of one another. Indianapolis is a tightknit city, so we all had mutual friends and acquaintances within the metal community. At the time I was asked to sing for Sacred Leather, they had been scoping me out as I performed with a classic metal cover band here in town. They played me the tunes, shit was rocking, and here we are. Now we are all brothers.
Can you tell us about your rhythm section?
Magnus (bass/co-founder) breathes HEAVY METAL as does every member in this band. It is a requirement to playing with us. We aren’t smoke and mirrors, this sound and lifestyle is who we are. Nobody is putting on a front and then going home and spinning some soft dick hipster shit.
Jailhouse (drums) left Sacred Leather after tracking Ultimate Force. Though the youngest member we have had, Jailhouse played as though he was delivered to us in a time capsule sent straight from 79. Our new drummer, Don Diamond, will bring a different energy into this band. Don is a seasoned punisher of the skins. Expect more flash, more sex, and more speed on upcoming Sacred Leather releases.
How did your bassist decide to take on the instrument and stay with it? When are you going to let him do a bass solo like Michael Anthony used to do in those old Van Halen concert videos drinking whiskey?!
Each member of Sacred Leather started off on the drums. I would think that Magnus had a smooth transition onto the bass, being a percussive minded player. Magnus could break out some flash in the future, however he seems much more concerned with playing whatever best services the song. Fret not over his whiskey supply; it’s been flowing strong since I’ve met him.
Did your drummer have the best parents ever? Don’t they have to be, in order to put up with a kid banging on the drums in the house?
Never met either Jailhouse or Don Diamond’s parents, however they raised some strapping gentlemen who know how to play some fucking drums.
How many guitarists do you have as permanent members? What is your secret recipe for guitar?
We have two guitarists, JJ Highway (lead guitar) and Carloff Blitz (lead guitar). JJ writes much of the material. Magnus contributes to this also.
I wish there were secrets to give you, all I know is they bust their ass and the result is some of the best written HEAVY METAL coming out right now.
How did you discover that you could sing? Were you listening to a Scorpions or Judas Priest album and singing along and thought: Hey, I think I might be able to do this!
Pretty much exactly like that. I was in a van with a band that I drummed for at the time, some classic shit came on the radio and I sang along **record scratch** Everybody turned and looked at me like, “fuck man, we didn’t know you could do that.” Likewise, neither did I! Fast forward, tireless hours and reps of me working on refining my voice and range up to the performance you hear on Ultimate Force.
Could I learn to sing, too? I mean, I sound pretty awful!
Sure, go ahead and sing. Being awful has never stopped certain vocalists in the past, haha.
Your entire album is available for listening at Bandcamp! Can you tell us about the various formats that are available?
Yup, it’s available on Bandcamp, Spotify, iTunes, bigcartel.com/sacredleatherofficial, Cruz Del Sur Music, etc.
What merch do you have?
Ultimate Force on all formats: cassette, vinyl, digital, cd. Additionally, we have shirts and some other odd-end merch, most of which you can find at: bigcartel.com/sacredleatherofficial
What is next for Sacred Leather?
We have some upcoming gigs in our area in addition to fielding some other offers in gigs both in the Midwest and afar. Follow us on social media to stay in the loop on any future shows.
Are the Europeans liking your new work?
Oh yea, most of the heat we have felt off of Ultimate Force has come from Europe. This is extremely flattering because they have generated the best HEAVY METAL ever written. We definitely plan to trek across the pond and rock their asses off in the near future.
From Ultimate Force you have made a video for the song “Power Thrust”. Are there more videos that you will be making? Oh yea, always planning videos. Subscribe to us on YouTube so you see them when they drop!
Thank you for your time!

Saturday, April 21, 2018

Blood and Thunder returned to the stage in Everett on April 20th, 2018.

Blood and Thunder closed the night of metal music at Obscurus in Everett on April 20th, 2018. What a show it was! The band's energy and joy of being on the stage completely convinced the people present. This band has some interesting news coming up because they are working on things, the wheels are rolling for the next phase of the band. The band came ready to rock and the crowd was ready for it! Then, it happened. The crowd went bananas when the swords were distributed and many people starting banging their heads and fighting each other with their swords and it looked a bunch of pirates in the crowd fighting each other. In addition, the monkeys were flying. Some people had monkeys on their backs, others were doing duels and others were trying mosh while the monkey, birds (or airplanes?), swords and balloons were flying around.
It is possible that many people were injured. All that sword fighting is bound to lead to someone getting injured. After all, plastic balloon swords are serious business.
A good time was had by all. Don't sleep on Blood and Thunder. They are working on something. You'll know soon enough.
Here is some visual evidence of what happened.
The story of Blood and Thunder is that when times get tough, you must get tougher and carry on. The band began some ten years ago, but as people’s lives and goals have changed, personnel changes have had to take place. How many times has the band’s mastermind Ryan Yancey has had to reboot this little Frankenstein? Only he knows and it is probably too many to count. However, it is 2018 and Blood and Thunder continues to bring its symphonic, melodic extreme metal live to the audiences in the state of Washington. This spring and summer of 2018 are looking like Blood and Thunder will making the rounds to the venues that host metal bands. Go to Bandcamp to check out their brand of European-style, shredding melodic death metal.

Dilapidation went to Everett to play the music of the doom on April 20th

If you are a false you will run yourself away from the death metal doom heaviness of the Washington state sensei named Dilapidation, but if you are a true you will entry to the fogged up world of Dilapidation. The music is a simple, even minimalistically savage hunger to go to brutal death metal from the abyss of doom passages. The vocalist declares that he wants to sound as if he were growling from a hole. The crowd ate up this metal of Dilapidation. We should mention that when you go to a Dilapidation show you will not see the band as much as you will feel and hear the band because they make a very heavy use of the fog machine and it is surprising they do not trip over their own equipment and they can play their instruments because no one can see them on stage. You will see silhouettes or shadows but in your flesh and bones you will feel the heaviness and brutality.
We are a stubborn. We took pictures anyway. The first picture is actually illegal because the band does not want such pictures to get published. Don't tell them about it. The other three pictures are examples of how fogged up this is. Good luck seeing anything. Regardless, the band did well and the audience loved it. More Dilapidation is the order of the day.
The live show of hearing this death doom band is a pretty heavy experience, with the massive, slower segments of death metal and growling, and then the speed picks up to headbanging paces, and they certainly have their own way of changing the rhythms of their death doom, avoiding monotony. If you are a fan of death metal and of doom metal, but perhaps you are not a fan of those doom bands that write 60-minute-plus single-song compositions of super slow sloth monoliths or maybe you get a bit bored with nothing-but-blasting death metal monotonous albums, then Dilapidation might hit the right spot for you, the place where death and doom live side by side, taking turns at the wheel of fortune sounds hosted the always-winning, always-undefeated champion that is death.
They have a bunch of demos as you can see below and they have them on Bandcamp. Actually, there they also have their full-length debut album and it is called Transcending the Void, which is almost an hour of music. The album features a band that cares about having its music sound like real people playing extreme metal, not computer software robotic products. Don’t go by the stereotype of the slow doom bands, Dilapidation does doom alright, but they will give you a rude awakening, jolts, of intense, fast metal, too. Let’s put it this way: there are people in Washington state, in Seattle, that go to watch certain bands and they stand around hiding in their hoodies looking at their feet, or their phones, passing out, falling as asleep like a bunch of weirdos meditating, but those people are probably not attending a Dilapidation show because this band is proud to be metal for banging your head, and it’s going to be heavy, and it’s going to be fast and brutal, too.
1/2/2013 Rehearsal demo 2013
Dilapidation demo 2013
Rise of the Dead demo 2013
Ruin and O'blivion demo 2015
Burned Alive single 2016
Transcending the Void full-length 2016
Transcending the Void
release date: December 16th, 2016
label: independent
1.The Circle 04:59
2.Frozen Tomb 05:40
3.Burned Alive 04:08
4.Spaghettifyer 03:18
5.All and None 08:57
6.Contemptuous Vacuity 03:15
7.Doomed to Rest 08:21
8.The Great End Falls from the Mouth of O'blivion 05:00
9.Unrest 05:08
10.Ceremony of Malignance 07:41
total time 56:27

Violent Hallucinations brought death metal to Everett on April 20th

Violent Hallucinations is traditional, headbanging, take-no-prisoners death metal and they showed up in Everett and hit the ground running with track after track of sickness and perversion. They are rude, brewed, crude, lewd, tattooed, old schooled and by the devil chewed in the arts of the socially unacceptable and morally reprehensible music, and the children and youth present loved every minute of the introduction to a future life of crime, jail and social marginalization by way of blasting, shredding, growling extreme metal. The band did good of job of representing itself as dedicated to the craft of death metal and the perversion of young minds. The drummer is a beast, the growler guitarist a headbanging maniac, the bassist is busy at work on those strings and then there's Mason. We are not sure, but it appears that that is what they call it. Mason is a guitar lunatic and the whole band knows that. The band blames everything on Mason. Mason has led them down this path in life and now they cannot escape and nor do they want to leave. Mason has them under its evil spells of the immortal rites inside the chapel of ghouls. Fun times. Here are photos taken with a potato.
I am totally new to this Washington state band. This is a band, in my imagination, that formed on a bright and sunny summer day in the city of Tacoma, far away from Steve Miller and Phoenix, Arizona, and when all the sun-deprived Washingtonians were out horsing around near power lines and throwing the frisbees near the train tracks, the boys from Violent Hallucinations had other ideas and decided to stay at home and continue watching horror movies and listening to brutal death metal in order to pile up more disgusting sickness to their vision of, you guessed it, brutal death metal.
In reality, I know nothing about the band because it seems that no one from the band’s circle of friends and enemies has entered the band’s name in Metal Archives. The band needs you to write their name into the pages of immortality by way of Metal Archives, friend. Help this Washington state metal band, do it or you will end up living in van down by the river, kids!
I am able to tell you a little bit about them. First, expect a hammering barrage of brutality. Second, the band wants you to bang your head, mosh with your friends or otherwise engage in some form of violent friendly fun with your friends and family, or with random strangers that you meet at one of their shows. The third thing to know about the band is that they have one goal is life and that is “to reign supreme in the dark world of brutal death metal,” which is a lofty objective in life, indeed. Finally, you should know that they have songs on ReverbNation and they blast and growl about topics that would make you blush, so I won’t tell you about it now because you can check it out for yourself, you sicko.

Odyssian played in Everett on April 20th

We had the opportunity to catch Odyssian live for the first time when they played at Obscurus in Everett. They had a crowd banging their heads, nodding along, raising their fists, clapping and raising the horns in approval of the band's delivery of their intense and somewhat left-field extreme metal. Obscurus is such a great venue to watch heavy metal music very up close and with the volume right at your ears. In this case Odyssian put in a serious effort and people appreciated it, and the growler went as far as jumping into the crowd and pushed, shoved and slammed people in the front and still managed to jump back on stage in time for the continuation of the growling. It was cool to hear the band live for the first time. Their extreme metal takes a lot from death metal, including technical, melodic and progressive strands, and results in a good-for-headbanging, loud live experience. Here and there, they spice up the music and you might hear just a bit slap bass or a bit of the technicality stands out within the general loudness of it all. Here are some pictures taken with a potato for a camera.
Odyssian’s name has been showing up in this publication’s concert calendar for some time now. It looks like they are not yet on Metal Archives, but they already have a history on Bandcamp. They did two demos in 2015, but their best work so far is called Olde and it is their full-length debut album from 2017. The music is melodic extreme metal with progressive and melodic death metal functioning as a general framework for the sound. They have the blasting and intense moments, and they also make sure to keep the melodic guitar components present throughout. One thing to note, though, is that they do like to have variety in their sound. The songs, while sharing some general stylistic underpinnings, carry forth different moods that you sense while listening to the eight songs of the album. Of course, this variety is no accident, given that the band prides itself in changing things up with the music that they write.

Thursday, April 19, 2018

April 20th in Seattle: Ghostblood Album Release Barf-Stravaganza at the Central Saloon Featuring: Xoth, Ghostblood, Oxygen Destroyer, and Kömmand

Seattle's extreme metal ravenous mutant cannibal ghosts of yesteryear today Ghostblood will release a new album of music that they play live with their own instruments for the humans interested in gore swamp comedy thrash death banging metal. In addition, they will play their music with just as much enthusiasm for those humans who happen to be present there by accident or by sandwiches.
Ghostblood's new album is called Honey, I Raised the Dead. Thrashers of Seattle will get a chance to hear the new music on Friday, April 20th.
The band, out of kindness and monetary necessity, is already streaming two new songs at the first link below. At the second link below you will find out the gory details of their show in Seattle.
Cancel your plans, Seattle! Your Friday night is now take up with a heavy metal concert!