The Violent Sleep Of Reason Episode 6, 4.26.17

Farsot’s Fail-lure album cover

The Bad Penny’s new program through Radio Free America, “The Violent Sleep of Reason,” focuses on new and upcoming heavy-metal releases. The show’s sixth installment featured new cuts by FarsotAncient AscendantArtificial BrainNothing Left and Vampire.

Listen to the sixth edition of “The Violent Sleep of Reason” here.

The program airs early Wednesday mornings from 1 a.m. to 3 a.m. Mountain Time in the U.S. It also airs live online here.

Listen to past editions of “The Violent Sleep of Reason” here.

Below are the songs played on the fourth show, with a few notes about each track — and some free downloads too. For Radio Boise’s list of the songs along with air times, go here and click on “The Violent Sleep of Reason.”


1. The Obsessed – “Sacred”
• Playing a show on 4.25 at Neurolux with Karma to Burn and Fatso Jetson
• off Sacred (Relapse, 4.7)

2. Karma to Burn – “Forty Seven”
• Playing Neurolux 4.25 with The Obsessed, Fatso Jetson
• off s/t EP (Heavy Psych Sounds, 2013)

3. Farsot – “With Obsidian Hands”
• avant-garde black metal band’s third album; LP  title = “failure” + “allure”
• off Fail-lure (Prophecy Productions/Lupus Lounge, 4.21)

4. Ancient Ascendant – “Our Way”
• red-hot British black and death metal band
• off Raise the Torch (Spinefarm/Candlelight, 4.21)

5. Artificial Brain – “Infrared Horizon”
• Long Island band’s second album that label says “tak[es] their brand of singular guttural yet technical and ambient sci-fi death metal to a new dimension.”
• off Infrared Horizon (Profound Lore, 4.21)

6. Nothing Left – “Hands of Death”
• debut by metalcore band, features two ex-members of For Today
• off Destroy and Rebuild EP (Facedown, 4.21)

7. Game Over – “You Spin Me Round (Like a Record)”
• cover of Dead or Alive song
• off Blessed Are the Heretics EP (Scarlet, 4.21)

8. Nick Walker’s Acid Guide Service – “Rock N Roll Is the Drug I’m On”
• Boise psych-rock band, just opened for Royal Thunder, Brant Bjork and Black Wizard at the Shredder
• single, self-released in February of last year

9. Les Discrets – “Le Reproche”
• off Predateurs (Prophecy Productions, 4.21)
• first album in five years by metallic post-rock band founded by Alcest member Fursy Teyssier

10. Ghost Bath – “Seraphic”
• North Dakota atmospheric black metal
• off Starmourner (Nuclear Blast, 4.21)

11. Mortiis – “Bleed Like You” (Merzbow remix)
• collection of previously unreleased tracks from original recording sessions featuring Chris Vrenna of Nine Inch Nails, and reworked versions of songs
• off The Great Corruptor (4.21)

12. Iconoclasm – “Above the Law”
• Austin thrash band formed during their sophomore year of high school
• off s/t EP (Horror Pain Gore Death Productions, 4.21)

13. Tehom – “Faith From Water”
• Band says it’s a Hymn of praise to the communicating Vessels, the fruits of the Tree. Let the world and those you leave behind be the stepping-stones of your transcendence. Let us therefore drink perdition´s wine to seal the oath and never return to these forsaken shores again! Praised be our Father Opposer! Blessed be our Mother Destroyer!”
• off The Merciless Light (Blood Harvest, 4.21)

14. Vomit Remnants – “Die Fast and Blasting”
• Japanese death metal band’s first studio album in 12 years after many lineup changes
• off Hyper Groove Brutality (Unique Leader, 4.21)

15. Vampire – “Skull Prayer”
• Swedish death metal combined with Scandinavian black metal and Teutonic thrash metal
• off With Primeval Force (Century Media, 4.21)

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