Best Albums Of 2015: Tribulation, High On Fire

Posted in Uncategorized on 12/16/2015 by kurtorzeck

Tribulation album cover

1. TribulationChildren of the Night (Century Media)
2. High on FireLuminiferous (E1) Continue reading

Best Albums Of 2014: Nux Vomica, At The Gates, Harakiri For The Sky

Posted in Uncategorized on 12/20/2014 by kurtorzeck

Nux Vomica album cover

1. Nux VomicaNux Vomica (Relapse)
2. At the GatesAt War With Reality (Century Media)
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The Bad Penny New Music Releases Schedule 2014

Posted in Latest New Releases Schedule, MP3s, New Releases, Uncategorized on 04/14/2014 by kurtorzeck


The Afghan Whigs Do to the Beast (first new album in 16 years; Sub Pop)
The Both
(Aimee Mann and Ted Leo) – s/t (SuperEgo)
• stream: “Milwaukee
Crookes – Soapbox (Modern Outsider)
• stream: “Play Dumb
• video: “Play Dumb
Deleted ScenesLithium Burn (Park the Van/ Nevado)
• video: “Stutter
• stream: “Stutter
Ex-CultMidnight Passenger (Goner)
• stream: “Mister FantasyContinue reading

Best Albums Of 2013: Agrimonia, ASG, Beneath The Tides

Posted in Lists on 12/30/2013 by kurtorzeck


1. AgrimoniaRites of Separation (Southern Lord)
2. ASGBlood Drive (Relapse)

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Best Albums Of 2012: Cloud Nothings, Woods of Ypres, Be’lakor

Posted in Lists, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , on 01/01/2013 by kurtorzeck


1. Cloud NothingsAttack on Memory (Carpark)
2. Woods of YpresWoods 5: Grey Skies & Electric Light (Earache)
• “Woods Of Ypres’ David Gold And Crash Test Dummies’ Brad Roberts: Doppelgängers
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Woods Of Ypres’ David Gold And Crash Test Dummies’ Brad Roberts: Doppelgängers

Posted in Doppelgängers, Features with tags , , , on 03/21/2012 by kurtorzeck

Since David Gold is no longer alive, we’ll never get to hear him sing Crash Test Dummies’ “Mmm Mmm Mmm Mmm.”

But that shouldn’t stop Brad Roberts of fellow Canadians CTD from tackling Woods of Ypres at some point.

Long live the bass-baritone.

The Grateful Dead: Black-Metal Brethren?

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , on 05/30/2011 by kurtorzeck

For musicians whose chief mission was to promote good vibes, it’s always seemed a bit odd that the guys behind The Grateful Dead went with that band name. But equally strange—and less widely discussed—is the group’s stylistic approach to its logo. Check out the above version and try to make the argument that it couldn’t be confused with a black-metal band’s titular style. Take Enslaved, for instance: