The 2010s were an interesting decade for music with the rise of YouTube sensations, the birth of streaming services, and the resurgence of albums on vinyl. In the metal world, there was also the shifting of subgenre popularity as metalcore evolved into djent, deathcore explored new grounds, and prog-metal was increasingly married to tech-death. Indeed,… Continue reading Rodey’s Heavy 20 for 2020
Yep, I am 35 years young today. Still blogging about The Scene… In the words of The Necrosexual, “It’s not a phase, Dad!” First up this fine morning is Fumarole, hailing from Brisbane, Australia. This hard-hitting stoner rock trio put out a single in April called “Ghost Smoke,” and it cooks! The mid-tempo track follows… Continue reading It’s My Birthday and I’ll Blog If I Want To: Fumarole, Ghost:Hello, and The Real Batushka
In my years performing under the moniker of Blackthorne as part of CT Black Metal band Theogonia, many a practice session was spent debating who was the true (TRVE) Gorgoroth. For those unfamiliar with the story, the legendary Norwegian band experienced a nasty split from 2007 to 2009. Long story short, vocalist Kristian “Gaahl” Espedal… Continue reading Editorial: Batushka or Batushka?