Gird your loins: Amon Amarth, Enslaved, Skeletonwitch touring US in early 2014

There are few things in this world that make me gasp. This was one of them. Clear your calendars for this tour or stop pretending to be alive. There will be so much testosterone in the room, as well as beautiful man hair.   I will be going to the show in Silver Spring.  I'm …

The 2012 HOLY SHIT List, my favorite albums for the year

I have been reading a lot of year-end best of album lists, so I suppose I should make my own list. Metallomusikum is nearly a year old; it’s due for that kind of thing.Some of the "best of" lists I have found are ludicrous; like really, what were the writers thinking? I knew that Village …

Countdown to MDF X: (52) Castevet

Friday, May 25 at the Maryland Deathfest begins with Castevet, a post-harcore, black metal outfit from New York City. Like several of their Big Apple black metal peers, Castevet relies on shrill vocals against a backdop of wall-of-distorted-guitars sound propelled by a crashing backbeat and nearly inaudible bass. Their two recordings, Mound of Ash (2010) …