Posts tagged "Gaza"

Cult Leader – “You Are Not My Blood” (Mark Kozelek & Desertshore Cover) (Stereogum Premiere)

Sun Kil Moon/Red House Painters mastermind Mark Kozelek makes gentle, delicate, sensitive music that has perhaps counterintuitively found a devoted fanbase among metalheads. As I mentioned in an essay I wrote last year, my own obsession with Kozelek’s music came after hearing Type O Negative frontman Peter Steele (RIP) wax enthusiastic about Red House Painters. More »

By: Michael Nelson / May 6, 2015 - 9:58 am

Cult Leader – “Skin Crawler”

In their nine-year existence, Salt Lake City’s Gaza produced three increasingly excellent albums of math-y, grind-y sludge: punishing, violent, very heavy music with deep grooves. Gaza called it quits earlier this year, but the band’s instrumental core — guitarist Michael Mason, drummer Casey Hansen, and bassist Anthony Lucero — stayed together. Those three formed a… More »

By: Michael Nelson / December 11, 2013 - 11:22 am

SXSW Friday: Featuring James Blake, Odd Future, Esben & The Witch, Jamie Woon, Mount Kimbie

Click on for some thoughts and sights from a very busy Friday in Austin. Tonight’s the last night here, so if you need some guidance please refer to our list of must-see bands, or our favorite moments from Wednesday and Thursday. And if you’re looking for a way to close out your SXSW, come to… More »

By: Amrit Singh / March 19, 2011 - 6:04 pm

Haunting The Chapel No. 3

As I mentioned in the last installment, this edition of Haunting The Chapel features an interview with towering Gaza vocalist Jon Parkin (I’m 6’5″, he’s 6’7″, so he earns “towering,” for sure). Parkin is a smart, intense guy who has a smart, intense way with words:

We wanted this record to pick you u… More »

By: brandon / December 11, 2009 - 9:03 am

Haunting The Chapel No. 2

When I included “Haunting The Chapel” in the headline to my last column, I’d intended it to be a smart-ass joke regarding my inability to legally use the name “Show No Mercy” after relocating things here from Pitchfork: You know, Haunting… is the 1984 EP that followed Slayer’s 1983 debut Show No Mercy. Even though… More »

By: brandon / December 2, 2009 - 12:18 pm