Beastmaker join this week’s B.B.B. show

This week I catch up with Beastmaker frontman Trevor William Church out on the road haunting the Californian coast with Brant Bjork. Tune in as we chat about their signing to Rise above records, their current release and the writing process for Beastmaker’s upcoming new album. Plus I grab a chance to chat about their recent epic tour with Monolord and Sweat Lodge.

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The Lusus Naturae album was laid upon the slab earlier this year and will clearly be the strong foundation for a virile career for Beastmaker. The fresno threesome are adding all the right ingredients to tap into the ever growing and cult-like doom circuit. From occult themes to classic hammer horror throw backs, these guys have it all. The mastermind behind the whole operation is none other than front man Trevor, his vision back in 2006 would take the guys in many a musical direction before reaching today’s outlet. But those 10 years were well spent perfecting their craft and realising what they wanted to achieve as a band. It’s safe to say that this isn’t just your average doom band.. although their lyrical content may come from the deepest depths of hell, the riffs are forged from the 70’s NWOBHM style that have been cited in influencing megastars Metallica, Megadeth and developed the sound that we all know today as Thrash metal. The band takes the best of diverse influences from Angel Witch, Danzig, Pentagram, Witchfinder General and alike, paving the way for the Beastmaker sound.

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Side A
1. Clouds in the Sky 04:21
2. Eyes Are Watching 03:00
3. Arachne 03:08
4. Skin Crawler 03:33
5. Find the Stranger 04:32
6. You Must Sin 05:02
Side B
7. Burnt Offering 02:55
8. Mask of Satan 03:26
9. It 05:06
10. Astral Corpse 03:14
11. Lusus Naturae 03:30
12. The Strain 03:50
Release date: March 25, 2016
Label: Rise Above Limited

Tune in this Wednesday 8pm GMT – 12pm PST via Totalrock.com or Tunein

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The Order Of Israfel on this week’s BBB show

This week’s guest is a man holding all the credentials, not only has he been part of UK rock outfit Firebird but also Japan-based Doom band Church of Misery. With many accolades and strings to his musical bow, Australian born Tom Sutton is back with a new band The Order of Israfel. Tune in as I catch up with him to chat about the path to his latest musical creation and the upcoming album release “Red Robes”.

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What the label says: Judges and cardinals don red robes. Edgar Allen Poe enshrouded death in deepest red. And now doom metal itself proudly wears the most sinful color of them all when Swedes The Order Of Israfel unleash their second longplayer Red Robes! The band`s first steps might have been heavily influenced by genre icons such as Cathedral, Pentagram and Witchcraft, but the fourpiece has firmly established its very own brand of slow-motion goodness in 2016: folk and the NWOBHM play a big role in The Order Of Israfel cosmos, but these guys also have a knack for Thin Lizzy-isms. The result is a wondrous, mystical piece of art featuring unforgettable vocals and ten-ton riffing that will haunt you for aeons!

Available for Pre- order via Napalm records website now.

the-order-of-israfel-red-robes Red Robes:
01. Staff In The Sand
02. The Red Robes
03. In Thrall To The Sorceress
04. Swords To The Sky
05. Von Sturmer
06. Fallen Children
07. A Shadow In The Hills
08. The Thirst

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The earth will deliver what heaven desires
On black wings, a demon
Promises made to the earth
Wisdom/Morning sun (Satanas)

 

Witchcraft drop in on this week’s Barnett’s Brutal Brunch show

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This week I am joined by founding member and mastermind behind the wondrous Psychedelia of Witchcraft; Magnus Pelander. The peerless band truly stand alone as a poignant part of Swedish rock music.

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With numerous stories surrounding their formation, the band pay homage to seminal bands such as Pentagram and Roky Erickson. Debuting with the track “No Angel or Demon”. 61x-mkxiblThe guys were soon picked up by Lee Dorian of Rise Above Records, with a three album deal with the label, which saw the band etch their sound into the 21st century rock scene.

However, it wasn’t until the release of their fourth album “Legend” through new label Nuclear Blast, that Witchcraft finally received critical acclaim for their unique sound. Now back with their second release on the label the new album ‘Nucleus’ see the band step back to their roots with undertones of their debut album and a side helping of pure Doom!
Tune in this week as I chat with Magnus about the new release ‘Nucleus’. Plus we discuss the past, present and what the future holds for Witchcraft.

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Track list
1 – Malstroem
2 – Theory Of Consequence
3 – The Outcast
4 – Nucleus
5 – An Exorcism Of Doubts
6 – The Obsessed
7 – To Transcend Bitterness
8 – Helpless
9 – Breakdown

 


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Lord Dying interview on this week’s Barnett’s Brutal Brunch podcast

Surfacing out of Portland, Oregon in 2010, in the space of five years, Lord dying have signed to Relapse, thrown out two albums and made one of the most impressive debuts in the last decade with their 2013 album “Summon the faithless”.

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Forming out of a series of different bands.. Black Elk, Portals, and Le Force, the roots of this band can seem clear, the Portland, Oregon music scene that they come from being one of the biggest hardcore punk scenes in the pacific northwest is home to such acts as Poison idea and The Wipers, a major influence to the 80’s grunge scene, but also playing a role in the band’s distinctive mix of Sludge, Doom and riff heavy sound.

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Following the release of their 2012 EP ‘Fall tour’, all 666 of the limited edition tour release sold out immediately, sparking the attention of Relapse records, securing the band with a contract. Hitting the studio straight after the signing, Lord dying produced one of the stand out albums of 2013 ‘Summon the faithless’, this would see the band hit the road on a lord dying ep (1)relentless touring schedule. The Portland based band Red fang also took the guys out on their first venture in Europe, where it saw them play the very prestigious Roadburn festival and spread their wings to a greater audience.

With the European tour complete, Lord Dying were dealt a blow after Jon Reid quit the band, a new album was in the pipeline and with only week’s until they were set to enter the studio, Yob ex-live drummer Rob Shaffer Red-Fang-Euro-Tour-2014also of Monarch and Dark Castle came into the void and completed all drum parts for the second album release ‘Poisoned altars’. Producing the album was long time friend to the band and also Portland resident Joel Grind of Toxic Holocaust.  I caught up with Lord dying at the Oakland Metro in the mists of their supporting slot with Crowbar and Battlecross for the ‘Summer of Doom’ tour. Singer, Erik and I discuss Lord Dying venturing back over to Europe and a possible third album to come out of the camp. Tune in this Wednesday 17th June 2015 8pm GMT / 12pm PST on Totalrock

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1. Poisoned Altars
2. The Clearing at the End of the Path
3. A Wound Outside of Time
4. An Open Sore
5. Offering Pain (and An Open Minded Center)
6. Suckling at the Teat of a Shebeast
7. (All Hopes of a New Day)…Extinguished
8. Darkness Remains

Lord Dying on this week’s Barnett’s brutal brunch show

Surfacing out of Portland, Oregon in 2010, in the space of five years, Lord dying have signed to Relapse, thrown out two albums and made one of the most impressive debuts in the last decade with their 2013 album “Summon the faithless”.lord-dying-summon-the-faithless

Forming out of a series of different bands.. Black Elk, Portals, and Le Force, the roots of this band can seem clear, the Portland, Oregon music scene that they come from being one of the biggest hardcore punk scenes in the pacific northwest is home to such acts as Poison idea and The Wipers, a major influence to the 80’s grunge scene, but also playing a role in the band’s distinctive mix of Sludge, Doom and riff heavy sound.

Lord dying 2015

Following the release of their 2012 EP ‘Fall tour’, all 666 of the limited edition tour release sold out immediately, sparking the attention of Relapse records, securing the band with a contract. Hitting the studio straight after the signing, Lord dying produced one of the stand out albums of 2013 ‘Summon the faithless’, this would see the band hit the road on a lord dying ep (1)relentless touring schedule. The Portland based band Red fang also took the guys out on their first venture in Europe, where it saw them play the very prestigious Roadburn festival and spread their wings to a greater audience.

Following the European tour Lord Dying were dealt a blow after Jon Reid quit the band, a new album was in the pipeline and with only week’s until they were set to enter the studio, Yob ex-live drummer Rob Shaffer Red-Fang-Euro-Tour-2014also of Monarch and Dark Castle came into the void and completed all drum parts for the second album release ‘Poisoned altars’. Producing the album was long time friend to the band and also Portland resident Joel Grind of Toxic Holocaust.  I caught up with Lord dying at the Oakland Metro in the mists of their supporting slot with Crowbar and Battlecross for the ‘Summer of Doom’ tour. Singer, Erik and I discuss Lord Dying venturing back over to Europe and a possible third album to come out of the camp. Tune in this Wednesday 17th June 2015 8pm GMT / 12pm PST on Totalrock

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1. Poisoned Altars
2. The Clearing at the End of the Path
3. A Wound Outside of Time
4. An Open Sore
5. Offering Pain (and An Open Minded Center)
6. Suckling at the Teat of a Shebeast
7. (All Hopes of a New Day)…Extinguished
8. Darkness Remains

Pig Destroyer on this week’s show

Mass&VolumeWith the release of ‘Mass & Volume’ late last year via Relapse, this two track EP has been seen by many as somewhat of a step away from the Pig Destroyer’s grindcore roots that we know and love.

Taken from sessions recorded in 2007 for the Phantom Limb album, the band have taken a very different approach in sound and somewhat of a move away from their previous releases. With this in mind, I caught up with the guys on their final date of their West coast tour of the US to chat about the ‘Mass & volume’ and the direction of the band. Could there be a new album on the horizon..? Is the shift from grindcore to doom a new sound for the band? Is this a new direction for the guys?

Tune in to find out what’s next for Pig destroyer, their involvement with adult swim and upcoming tour dates this Wednesday 8pm GMT on Totalrock

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