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In keeping with the ‘Today is kind of black‘-theme the internet is doing today, I thought I’d share my favorite Black Metal song with you.

I’ve written about it before, but today seems to be a fitting day to share it once more. ‘End Of Life,’ by Strid, is an 11-minute, utterly depressive Black Metal song. One of the more prominent riffs of the song was “copied” by the notorious (no, not B.I.G.), German Black Metal act Nargaroth. Interestingly enough, Storm (a.k.a. Rot) of Strid committed suicide in the same year Nargaroth released ‘Black Metal ist Krieg,’ which included the “copied” riff. Coincidence?

Now, in further showing my support of the internet going black today, make the jump to stare at a black picture.


Interview: Ben Whitfield (Colonel Blast, Condate Records)

An interview with Colonel Blast on Dose of Metal? What the hell is going on? Confused much? Not sure what I’m talking about? Well, let me give you a little background information before we get started.

In May of 2011, I was contacted by Condate Records’ PR agency. They sent me the Split Roast album, which included songs by Colonel Blast, Cancerous Womb, Diascorium, Magpyes and Dyscaphia. I reviewed said album a couple of days later.

I was very impressed with Colonel Blast’s contributions to the split, so I tried to get their debut album next to review it aswell. I was promised to get the album soon afterwards, but in the end nobody gave it to me, even though I was in contact with people from the PR agency, Condate Records and even the band. I decided to just buy the album instead and then write about it, which I did in July.

People from within the band apologized, for not giving me the album, a bit later on Facebook. Shit happens. I offered them an interview, and even contacted two seperate bandmembers about it. I never received an answer. That annoyed me a bit, so I moved on and tried not to talk about them on our site anymore.

Fast forward to Thursday of last week. I found out about This Is Turin, Darryl Jones’ (Colonel Blast vocalist) original band. I liked their songs, but wasn’t sure if I should or shouldn’t post about them. The incidents surrounding Colonel Blast and Condate Records (to which This Is Turin are also signed) were still in the back of my mind. I decided to write about them anyhow, with a detailed backstory as to why I was reluctant to write about them.

I was pretty open in that article, and Ben Whitfield took notice of said post. Ben is the mainman behind Condate Records and Colonel Blast, of which he is also the guitarist. He contacted me and we discussed the incidents of last year and patched things up. We agreed to do an interview and talk about it all openly.

This is where we stand today and, if you go on reading after the jump, everything will be explained. I’m ready to move on and close this chapter, and so is Ben. We discussed these past happenings and then moved on to talk a bit about Condate Records, their roster and finally Colonel Blast. Now click ‘continue reading,’ to… continue reading.


Down EP details

30 minutes ago Down reveiled the tracklisting of their upcoming EP. The songs are apparently in no particular order, because Phil Anselmo couldn’t remember the order.

“Track listing for upcoming EP. Philip says it’s “a very pure doom metal record”.
In no particular order:
The Misfortune Teller
… The Curse Is A Lie
Open Coffins
This Work Is Timeless”


“Very pure Doom Metal,” huh? Phil said so, huh? He could have said anything really, from Death Metal to Black Metal to Epic Transylvanian Power Folk Metal. You just can’t understand the man’s babbling. He’s probably still talking now, 30 minutes later, so they just posted whatever that thought they could make out from what he said. And I use the word “said” very loosely here.

Oh well, I’m looking forward to it either way. I bet they’ll cleverly call it Down IV, so Anselmo doesn’t get confused.


Cannibal Corpse torture you!

Are you ready for new Cannibal Corpse? Well, today’s your lucky day! Cannibal Corpse just announced the title of their upcoming album, the artwork and the tracklist of said album. That’s not the big news though, they’ve also released the first single online! In addition, the above making of video was released last week.

First off, the album is called Torture. You can view the artworks and tracklisting after the jump. Why artworks? Well, the album will be released with two different artworks. One for the US market, and another one for the international market.

Listen to the first single, entitled ‘Demented  Aggression,’ below. Personally, I already fucking love it. It’s fucking Cannibal Corpse, you know what to expect by now.

Now go ahead, blast the new Cannibal Corpse song and torture your neighbors with it! The album will be released March 13th in the States, March 12th in the UK and March 9th in the rest of Europe.


Slamming Beatdown Death live… wait what?

I’m a Death Metal guy. Everybody who knows me, knows that I love Death Metal. I’m mainly into classic Death, but also enjoy quite a few Melodic, Brutal, Progressive and Blackened Death Metal bands, and in some cases even Deathgrind. I’m saying that to let you know that I’m open-minded when it comes to Death Metal. I even thought I knew quite a bit about the genre but I have never heard of Slamming Beatdown Death before.

So now I’m posting a live performance of Begging For Incest. I’ll be honest, I’m partly posting this because their vocalist Meik is a buddy of mine. But I’m mainly posting this because of how fascinating I find it that this actually appeals to me. It goes exactly against what I usually enjoy. It’s simple, it pretty much only consists of breakdowns and the vocals are mainly pig squeals.

It’s similiar to my fascination with Mortician. Dumbed down, braindead but fun Death Metal. Don’t watch it if you’re expecting something technical and challenging. If you’re able to turn off your brain and just want to have a good time with some really heavy music, watch the video above.

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