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Back in Blog

Back in Blog? Back in Blood? Blog in Blog? What the hell am I on about? Well, I am back on the Dose of Metal team.

If you hadn’t noticed, after publishing my interview with Jed Simon back in March, I had quietly left Dose of Metal. Not a bad last article, in my opinion. But now I am back. And what’s the picture of the keyboard all about? I’ll let you figure that out yourself (hint: return).

It looks like I haven’t missed much since March, but someone has decided to redecorate this place. It looks nice. It looks more positive. No skeletons putting bullets to their skulls anymore. Now that Bob has left us (for your info, we’ve named our former suicidal skeleton Bob), it looks like he has left us with triplets. Or tripheads.

Yes, you are seeing right. With me returning, jokes that simply don’t work at all make a return aswell. I do have a test audience whom I tell my jokes to before posting them, and they’ve approved of all of this bullshit. Yes, the test audience consists of me. Sometimes also my mom.

So that’s about it. I’m back and I’m looking forward to writing for this blog again. It has taken me long enough, hasn’t it?

And now celebration after the jump!


Interview: Jed Simon (Zimmers Hole, ex-Strapping Young Lad)

Jed Simon is perhaps best known as the guitarist of Strapping Young Lad, but Jed is also active in Zimmers Hole and American Blood Cult and used to play with Tenet, Front Line Assembly and City Of Fire. With a resume like that, Jed has cemented his place in the olymp of heavy fucking metal.

When you’ve played with so many great bands, there is only one thing left to do… do an interview with Dose of Metal. That will certainly earn you a ‘Greatest human being… for a day’ award.

There’s not much else to say, but click ‘continue reading’ to read Dose of Metal’s interview with Jed fucking Simon.


Peter Dolving quits The Haunted

Just 30 minutes ago Peter Dolving wrote the following statement on his Facebook page:

“I am officially quitting The Haunted. After years of working with the band, I am out. I have had it. I will NOT answer questions to why. It’s no one elses business. Thank you very much. I am looking forward to seeing you people at other shows with other projects.”

Well that’s something I didn’t see coming. Dolving already left The Haunted once in 1998 and returned in 2003. Last year, the band released Unseen, the band’s biggest critical flop.


Torture Killer chose death

Torture Killer released their debut album For Maggots To Devour in 2003 and Matti Liuke sang on said album. Juri Sallinen replaced Liuke on a split EP with Satujumala in 2005. Chris Barnes, of Six Feet Under, replaced Sallinen on Torture Killer’s second album Swarm! just to be replaced by Sallinen again for their third album Sewers. Fast forward to 2012 and Pessi Haltsonen replaced Sallinen and is about to release an EP with Torture Killer, called I Chose Death.

Despite changing their vocalists more often than changing their socks, Torture Killer’s backing band has been rather stable since its inception. And that’s exactly where they’re very strong. I’ve always liked Torture Killer for their riffing and melodies. I Chose Death doesn’t seem to stray away from that too much and I really like the first song of said EP, which you can listen to below.

Make up your mind about it yourself by listening to it. Torture Killer aren’t groundbreaking but I’ve always had a soft spot for them and I’ll definitely get that new EP because they never disappointed me before.



DeVries out, Hughell in… Stroud out, DeVries in

Matt DeVries (picture above on the left), who left Chimaira to join his former Chimaira bandmates Rob Arnold and Kevin Talley in Six Feet Under last year, left Six Feet Under. Former Brain Drill and Vile bassist Jeff Hughell (pictured above on the right) joined Six Feet Under shortly afterwards.

DeVries isn’t unemployed now though. Matt joined Fear Factory to replace Byron Stroud (pictured above in the middle), who joined 3 Inches of Blood earlier this year.

To make matters even more confusing, I will now give you some of the official announcements by the bands about their new bassists and I’ll black out the names so you’ll have absolutely no idea who is talking about whom.

“… is proud to announce our new member, bass player … He’s an amazing musician and I have been a fan of his work since first hearing … a few years back. We feel with the addition of …, all the puzzle pieces are in place and the killing machine known as … is now a true force to be reckoned with! Prepare to be toe tagged and body bagged.”

I wonder who said that.

“We are very excited to have … playing bass for … We feel he is a great addition to our touring lineup. He has been a friend for a very long time and he is a great musician who will be a perfect instrument in the … machine.”

Hmm, there’s a big hint in there about who the band is. Read all the links I provided above and you’ll soon know where the announcements came from. Yes, you have to work for your news on Dose of Metal. Nothing is for free here!

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