The Violent Sleep Of Reason Episode 4, 4.12.17

Posted in MP3s, The Violent Sleep of Reason with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on 04/12/2017 by kurtorzeck

Wear Your Wounds’ WYW 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 fourth installment featured new cuts by The Obsessed, Royal Thunder and Wear Your Wounds.

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Treefort 2017: The Ultimate, Gorilla-Size Review

Posted in Concert Reviews, Reviews with tags , , , , , on 04/12/2017 by kurtorzeck

Treefort 2017 delivered Deafheaven, Mac DeMarco, Grouper, Doug Marsch — and set a gorilla on the loose.

Check out my exhaustive concert review of Boise’s five-day indie-rock festival, Treefort — starring Deafheaven, Grouper, This Will Destroy You, Doug Martsch, Magic Sword and more — on Drowned in Sound.

The Violent Sleep Of Reason Episode 3, 4.5.17

Posted in The Violent Sleep of Reason with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on 04/05/2017 by kurtorzeck

Mastodon’s “Emperor of Sand”

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 third installment featured new cuts by Mastodon, Warbringer and Falls of Rauros.

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The Violent Sleep Of Reason Episode 2, 3.29.17

Posted in The Violent Sleep of Reason with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on 04/02/2017 by kurtorzeck

Orm’s “Orm”

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 second installment featured new cuts by ORM, Cut Up and Isenordal.

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The Violent Sleep Of Reason Episode 1, 3.22.17

Posted in Violent Sleep of Reason with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on 04/02/2017 by kurtorzeck

Meshuggah’s “The Violent Sleep of Reason”

The premiere episode of The Bad Penny’s “The Violent Sleep of Reason” radio show featured the song after which the show was named, as well as new cuts by King of Asgard, Woe and Dodecahedron.

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The Bad Penny Has A New Metal Radio Show!

Posted in The Violent Sleep of Reason with tags , on 04/02/2017 by kurtorzeck

The Bad Penny recently launched a new program through Radio Free America that cherry-picks from the best new and upcoming heavy-metal releases.

The Radio Boise/KRBX show is called “The Violent Sleep of Reason,” named after one of the best albums of last year (h/t Meshuggah). It airs terrestrially on Wednesday mornings from 1 a.m. to 3 a.m. Mountain Time in the U.S., and also airs live online here.

Listen to and check out the playlists for the first two editions of “The Violent Sleep of Reason” here and here.

The show spotlights the best metal tracks released during the previous week, songs from highly anticipated upcoming albums, and cuts by bands with recent or upcoming shows in Boise. The show also highlights one Boise-area metal band each week, right around 2 a.m.

Interested in getting played on “The Violent Sleep of Reason”? Email korzeck at gmail dot com.

Best Albums Of 2016: Cobalt, Ancst, Black Fast

Posted in Album Reviews, Lists, Reviews, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on 12/20/2016 by kurtorzeck

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1. CobaltSlow Forever (Profound Lore)
2. AncstMoloch (Halo of Flies) Continue reading

Best Albums Of 2015: Tribulation, High On Fire

Posted in Album Reviews, Lists, Reviews, 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 Album Reviews, Lists, Reviews, Uncategorized on 12/20/2014 by kurtorzeck

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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

APRIL 15

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