Music & Merch

Playlist Notes, Friday August 3, 2018 New Drawn & Quartered LP and Malevolent Creation gets the deluxe reissue treatment

Not much new OSDM out on the streaming services this week, but what is is good. Press play and read below. Spotify  Apple Music The New Shit DRAWN AND QUARTERED have a new album called The One Who Lurks (Krucyator Productions). Raw and bowel-ish, firmly of the Incantation school of grime. Good stuff and it’s name-your-price on Bandcamp. Hammerheart’s working on reissues of MALEVOLENT CREATION‘s catalog and their deluxe version of The Ten Commandments dropped today. This…

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Hammerheart Records to reissue Deicide Legendary Dutch label sign the Hoffman brothers and prep reissue campaign for Deicide & Amon, plus plan release for new Amon album

Netherlands’ Hammerheart Records has announced that they’re going to work with the Hoffman brothers on some pretty big DEICIDE news: Hammerheart Records will also re-issue all the Deicide albums that were released from 1990 until 2001. All albums will get a deluxe treatment, remastering, 2-CD editions, bonus tracks (tons of never released recordings), LP editions (first time for some), digital, MC, merchandise. The whole package, the whole deal, as done on Pestilence and currently being…

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Cancer’s back UK legends have gotten the old band back together

Well, this is exciting. Reunited, signed to Peaceville with a new album in the can? Sign me up. Straight from the horse’s mouth: “We are delighted to have signed a recording deal with such an esteemed label as Peaceville. We have full confidence that they understand this metal and CANCER as a band. Together we want to deliver an album that celebrates our 30-year existence and the old school death metal sound that we played…

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Disincarnate merch! '92 demo cassette reissue + "Dreams of the Carrion Kind" hoodie

Something by the name of Craft Kanilea is reissuing DISINCARNATE’s 1992 demo on cassette. Limited edition of 150 and it sounds like they’re mostly gone, so step on it if you’re interested: https://craftkanilea.bigcartel.com/product/disincarnate-soul-erosion-demo-tapes James Murphy also posted a link to a very small run of Disincarnate zip up hoodies by another European outfit. A bit pricey, but damn is that nice and they have some other killer OSDM shirts and hoodies to make international shipping worth it…

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Playlist Notes, Friday July 26, 2018 New Atrocity, Six Feet Under, Coroner reissues & more.

Been a bit of a dry year for OSDM but summer’s finally hot and everything’s turning up deliciously rotten. Press play and read below. Spotify  Apple Music The New Shit DRAWN AND QUARTERED have a new album called “The One Who Lurks” (Krucyator Productions) and ATROCITY came out of nowhere with a killer followup to 2013’s Okkult and while there’s a bit goth in the choirs and bombastic bits, it’s a death metal record…

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Find our curated playlist on Apple Music & Spotify A rotating hour of new works by the old masters and classic pre-millennial death metal.

A while back, I started making playlists on Apple Music and filling them with any new death metal that fit the SV mold of being either: Reissued music originally released before 2000 New music from bands that were around before 2000 (ex: new Broken Hope) New music from newer DM bands featuring members who were in DM bands before 2000 (ex: new Gruesome) Three months in, it’s still fun and seems sustainable so I’m going…

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Comecon: A Retrospective An under-appreciated Swedish metal band gets some love.

It’s not exactly the stuff of legends: a name derived from a Soviet-era economic pact, two musicians (Rasmus Ekman, Pelle Ström) who handle guitar, bass, a drum machine and other instruments across three full length albums with three different singers on each album. But that’s COMECON. Most of us can name-check Swedish metal bands like Entombed, Unleashed, Dismember, Hypocrisy, At The Gates, Arch Enemy or Amon Amarth. Comecon isn’t a exactly as well known, having…

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The Golden Years of British Extreme Metal: The Other Guys Of pubs, pain, and pulverizing power.

Much ink has been spilled about the blossoming of extreme metal around the world. The United States – particularly the Florida scene which spawned so many great bands – has been well represented. Sweden/Norway gets plenty of love, from the chainsaw guitar tone to the unchained hedonism. That’s all fine and good as those were the blood-stained birthing grounds of our beloved genre. What about England, then? In those glorious pre-Internet days of tape-trading and DIY promotion, metal…

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