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Under The Influence: Krallice Diotima

This is the final Haunting The Chapel. In case you missed my earlier tweet, I accepted a position at Pitchfork, where I’ll be returning as an Editor on Monday, 8/1. “Returning,” because I worked there as a Contributing Writer from 2003 to 2008, writing 200+ reviews and then launching the site’s metal column Show No… More »

By: brandon / July 29, 2011 - 7:23 am

Landmine Marathon – “Cutting Flesh And Bone” (Stereogum Premiere)

Landmine Marathon’s fourth album Gallows finds the Bolt Thrower-nodding Phoenix, Arizona death-grind quintet finally capturing the energy that’s made Grace Perry & Co’s live shows some of the best over the past few years. It’s the first album featuring heavy-hitting new drummer Andy York. Which could have something to do with it. More important to… More »

By: brandon / July 28, 2011 - 11:53 am

20th Anniversary Nevermind Tracklist Revealed

As expected, the Deluxe 20th Anniversary Edition of Nirvana’s Nevermind comes with pretty extensive tracklists: There’s a straight-up digital/CD remaster of the original album, a 2-CD Deluxe Edition (complete with B-Sides, pre-Nevermind demos captured at Butch Vig’s Smart Studios, lo-fi rehearsals, etc.), and a limited-edition Super Deluxe Edition. The Super Deluxe includes all of the… More »

By: brandon / July 27, 2011 - 3:29 pm

Holy Other – “Know Where” Video

This late-night street-wandering MFK-directed video for Holy Other’s “Know Where” fits the With U track like a shadow. More »

By: brandon / July 27, 2011 - 1:44 pm

Preview Damon Albarn’s Congo Project

Since Damon Albarn isn’t busy enough, he’s working on another project. This one involves a a number of producers visiting the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) to create a new album for Oxfam in seven days. (Albarn visited Mali with Oxfam in 2001.) The DRC group includes Albarn plus T-E-E-D, Dan The Automator, Jneiro Jarel,… More »

By: brandon / July 26, 2011 - 4:33 pm

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Ha ha. Thanks, Mike. I did write plenty of non-metal posts at Stereogum, though.

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July 30, 2011 on Under The Influence: Krallice Diotima

Thanks. I’ll be doing non-metal stuff at Pitchfork, too.

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July 30, 2011 on Under The Influence: Krallice Diotima

p.s. Colin: Tombs are so excellent live. Hope you dig them…

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July 29, 2011 on Under The Influence: Krallice Diotima

Thanks for the kind words, folks. I’m weeping (blackened) tears reading these comments! Seriously — it’s all much much appreciated. When I first got interested in punk and metal and noise and all that stuff as a teenager, I loved the community surrounding it. This feels like that again. Thanks! And no worries, I’ll keep up the good fight — I already have a ton of stuff planned. Looking forward to hearing from all of you again soon.

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July 29, 2011 on Under The Influence: Krallice Diotima

Andrew… ha ha ha.

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July 26, 2011 on Opeth – “The Devil’s Orchard” (Stereogum Premiere)

Thanks. Got it mixed up with a “power” drink with a similar name.

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July 22, 2011 on Diplo Disses Washed Out, Joins No Doubt

That, and he’s always loved “Glycerine.”

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July 22, 2011 on Hey, Bush Are Back. Remember Bush?

I’ll cover any band making interesting music. Some folks I’ve covered are on their own labels. Others are unsigned.

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July 19, 2011 on Haunting The Chapel’s Top 26 Metal Albums Of 2011 So Far

Cole knows his business. I blame a spellcheck malfunction.

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July 18, 2011 on Progress Report: Eric Bachmann (Archers Of Loaf, Crooked Fingers)