Abysmal Dawn, or when I am more excited about an opening band than a headliner

Tomorrow night, Oct. 7, the infamous Deicide plays at Empire in Springfield, Virginia. The other bands in the lineup include Inquisition, Carach Angren, Septicflesh and Abysmal Dawn, along with some local death metal bands, such as Tortile. Of these, I am particularly excited to see Abysmal Dawn. I first caught Abysmal Dawn in December 2011 when …

Halloween Special means eight album reviews in an hour!

We get a lot of albums to preview here at Metallomusikum, and sometimes we get behind on listening to them all. So today, for Halloween, we decided to race through eight album reviews in an hour. In order, we talk about the following: Exhumed - Necrocracy (death metal) Inquisition - Obscure Verses for the Multiverse …

Marduk brings black metal juggernaut to Empire

Marduk and friends played Empire in Springfield, Virginia on February 20. Here are my general impressions of this crushing juggernaut of sound that is probably coming to a town near you.First off, it was grim and frostbitten outside and waiting in line for even two minutes was excruciating. I got in line at about 5:45 …