New Ptahil song on Bandcamp

Fort Wayne, Indiana hellions Ptahil have posted a new tune to ease your tax day woes. No, who the hell cares about taxes, just jam out to this rocking new song "Lamashtu". Read my previous review of Ptahil's latest effort here. Seriously crank this tune. It is Monday and no fucks are given.

POLL: Vote for your must-see Maryland Deathfest bands!

Everyone has their favorite MUST SEE bands for the 2013 Maryland Deathfest. Listed below are all the bands with Thursday's bands listed first and so on. Tell me which bands you must see. You can choose as many bands as you like. Let's see who the popular kids on the block are going to be …

INTERVIEW: Ahumado Granujo brings groovy grindcore to Maryland Deathfest

Cybergrindcore may not be a metal subgenre hybrid that you have heard before or that is easy to explain, until you listen to Ahumado Granujo. Take the danceable heart pumping synthetic beats you might hear at a downtown rave and mix them with the grinding riffs of grindcore and the throatiest vocals of death metal …

INTERVIEW: LOSS to serve ‘unjoy’ for Maryland Deathfest

For some people, there is a sweet, cathartic pleasure in immersing oneself in utter pain, despair and desperation. The group Loss provides the soundtrack to that experience. What else would you expect from a band whose motto is Fatum Vestri Vita—doom your life? Loss performs at the 2013 Maryland Deathfest on Saturday, May 25 at the …

INTERVIEW: Carpathian Forest prepare for exclusive Maryland Deathfest show

Carpathian Forest embodies everything I love about black metal --grim but beautiful, atmospheric melodies, songs with misanthropic themes and socially biting, often disturbing lyrics. Yet the group couches this "strange old brew" of ideas into infectious rock and roll rhythms that make me want to get up and dance. They also are not afraid to …

HATE bassist dies unexpectedly in his sleep after Stuttgart show

The Polish death metal band Hate reported on their Facebook page today that their bassist, Sławek (Sławomir) "Mortifer" Archangielskij, has died suddenly in his sleep following a show in Stuttgart. The group has canceled the remainder of their tour dates.Sławek (Sławomir) "Mortifer" ArchangielskijHere is the exact statement from Hate:SŁAWEK „MORTIFER” ARCHANGIELSKIJ IS DEAD At night 5th/6th April near a …

INTERVIEW: Pagan Altar makes US debut at Maryland Deathfest

Pagan AltarThink traditional heavy metal, and you should be thinking of the band Pagan Altar. Pagan Altar will play the 2013 Maryland Deathfest Sunday, May 26 at one of the former Sonar compound stages. This will be the first time Pagan Altar performs in the U.S.Founded in the UK in the mid 1970s, this father-son …