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Interview with Ted Tringo of The Crypt How does one label reissue so much killer death metal from 20+ years ago?

I became familiar with The Crypt label a couple years back when I discovered Chicago’s long-defunct death metal  Morgue and went fishing for a physical copy of their sole album, “Coroner’s Report.” As it turned out, The Crypt had just announced their upcoming vinyl reissue of that very same album. It took a while for the reissue to see the light of day but it was very much worth the wait. The amount of care that went…

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Incantation Summer 2016 Tour

Incantation are set to play some select US dates and a solid European run this summer, kicking off with an appearance at the Obscene Extreme fest in the Czech Republic. June US Dates Jun 24 Columbus, OH O’Shecky’s* Jun 25 Crest Hill, IL Bada Brew* Jun 26 Lansing, MI Mac’s Bar* July European Dates Jul 14 Obscene Extreme Festival – Trutnov (CZE) Jul 15 Neudegg Alm Abtenau – Salzburg (AUT) Jul 16 Elyon Club –…

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Music & Merch

Thursday Three: Latter-Day Unleashed Sure we love the classics, but what have you done for me lately?

Unleashed has had a remarkable career. Exploding out of the gates with “Where No Life Dwells” (1991) (reviewed here and recently reissued on vinyl (again)) and “Shadows in the Deep” (1992), the Swedish killers settled into more sustainable mid-tempo groove for “Across the Open Sea” (1993), “Victory” (1995) and “Warrior” (1997). They took a bit of a break after “Warrior”, but came back in 2002 with the half fun, half dreadful “Hell’s Unleashed” which kicked off…

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Nuclear War Now have found a new home

Exciting update from Nuclear War Now: “The future headquarters of NWN has been found. The offer was accepted recently and we’ve already begun the process of closing the deal. It’s taken a bit longer than expected, and cost a bit more, but the end result will be better than we had originally planned. This location will provide more than 6000 sq ft of working space for NWN, and enough space to host a retail record store…

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Thursday Three: Mitch & Mick Harris Get your grind on, with 33% more saxophone.

In light of Sebastian’s recent musings on Defecation and Righteous Pigs, here’s a 3-pack of grind featuring everyone’s favorite not-brothers, Mitch & Mick Harris. Mitch Harris on Righteous Pigs‘ “Ruinous Dump” from Stress Related (1987) Mitch & Mick Harris on Defecation’s “Side Effects” from Purity Dilution (1989) Mick Harris on Painkiller’s “Scud Attack” from Guts of a Virgin (1991)

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Infestdead gets an anthology Dan Swano's death metal band gets a second life on vinyl.

Century Media have snuck out what appears to be a nice anthology for Infestdead, Dan Swano’s early ’90s death metal project. Remastered by Swano himself (naturally), Satanic Serenades is a 2xLP on 180g wax in a gatefold sleeve adorned in art by Gyula Havancsák (Annihilator,Destruction, Jungle Rot) in both traditional black and limited edition gold (100 copies).   The CD version of Satanic Serenades starts at $14 on Amazon right now.

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Defecation, “Purity Dilution” (1989) In Which Two Chuffed Lads Make a Difference

I’ve tried and tried but can’t remember, not even a little bit, how I got hold of this tape but there are enough clues to give me a general idea. What I’ve got is the cassette reissue (NBA RED 6050 – 4) that came out in 1992 with different cover art and a bonus song on side one. What that means to me is that I almost certainly bought it in Florida, probably at Vinyl…

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Cannibal Corpse, “Eaten Back to Life” (1990)

I’m at work far too early this morning because some fart-knocking network engineer (less of an engineer than a hapless offspring of Booji Boy, created in a tube from genetic material scrapped off the wall outside Booji’s crib) made me get up at this unholy hour just to stab a console cable into a firewall server. I’ve spent 15 years in this industry aggressively resisting any learning opportunity but I came dangerously close to “figuring…

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