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As it does every year, the month of April brought with it Record Store Day. And this year, as you might have heard, Record Store Day’s best-selling item was not a record at all, but a cassette: a lovingly detailed replica of Metallica’s 1982 demo, No Life ‘Til Leather. That was the demo that landed… More »

Before the quibbling starts: I didn’t include YOB’s Atma because it isn’t out until August. It would be way up there. I’ve also been listening to Dragged Into Sunlight’s Hatred For Mankind quite a bit, but since it has an original release date of ’09 before Prosthetic’s 2011 reissue, I didn’t include that either. On… More »

Earlier this week Maruta vocalist Mitchell Luna passed along a copy of his band’s sophomore album Forward Into Regression, a blistering 16-song, 30-minute collection of heady, technical Miami death/punk-inflected grindcore. Since 2008’s In Narcosis they’ve added a bassist, which gives guitarist Eduardo Borja more space and freedom to go off/crazy. As far as other shakeups,… More »

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In Memoriam: Bands We Lost In 2011

In September we toasted the best new bands of 2011. Bright futures for those guys! But come this time of year it's also important to…
Scott Lapatine | December 26, 2011 - 11:05 am