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

Posted in Album Reviews, Lists, Reviews, 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)
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Best Albums Of 2012: Cloud Nothings, Woods of Ypres, Be’lakor

Posted in Album Reviews, Lists, Reviews, 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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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:

A Quick Question for In Flames

Posted in Uncategorized with tags on 02/05/2011 by kurtorzeck

Dear In Flames,

Why have you allegedly titled your new album Sounds of a Playground Fading?


A (concerned?) fan