Monday, March 30, 2020

Classic Spins with Scorn's Steven Rowlands

Are you into some serious head banging death metal that's gonna make you think about the legends of old?

You might just be ready for Scorn.

You can check out their latest video on YouTube and if that gets you going, be sure to stream the rest of the album on BANDCAMP.

1. My favorite kind of album is the concept album. 

The Wall is my absolute favorite. Beyond the amazing songs, it has spectacular nostalgia for me. What's your favorite one and why?

I'm a huge fan of Rush, the album 2112 is my favourite concept album.

2. My very first album was Live Evil bY Black Sabbath. Since then I've had a strong affinity for the live record, even if they're a bit fake. 

KISS set the bar with Alive!. Surely, it was fake, but it's got the best concert feel of any one.

Friday, March 27, 2020

Pizza Pie Do or Die with Into Pandeomonium's Saga

In January, six piece (yes....six) extreme metal band Into Pandemonium released their album, Darkest Rise. 

Go ahead and steam that stuff on BANDCAMP.

But right now, let's talk about Pizza.

Because that's the content we all need right now, and if you're able to acquire a pizza pie right now, make sure you do the right thing and tip heavy.

Without further ado...

1. Pizza is the world's most perfect food. This is not up for debate. Please define pizza as based on your geographical location.


Saga.  Where I come from Pizza is some baked bread with marinara sauce and cheese with meat or any topping of your choice usually from around $10.00 or $11.99 for a Large or higher depending on your store of choice.

Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Pink Floyd Deep Diving #1: Adjusting The Lens

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Good afternoon.

During the mandatory at home orders we have in the City of St. Louis, I'm going to need to do something to fill my time a little bit. The idea here is to create a nexus of everything Glacially Musical is about and many, many things it's not about.

For starters, my blog is dedicated to the metal underground, but Pink Floyd is one of those bands that most metalheads of my generation and generations to come all seem to love.

They're not metal, but they are heavy in many different ways....which we'll get into as time wears on.

So, let's discuss what's happening with this series. For starters, this is bonus content and will not take any space way from what I already do. But, without the 2 hours a day in the car, there's a bit more time for writing.

This is is my project.

Pizza Pie Do or Die with Cam Bird

In case you've ever wondered, why does this heavy metal website talk about food so god damned much, it's because in a former life, I was a food and beer blogger.

That's part of why these are so interesting to me, but also because the USA is big country, but more than that, it's a great big world out there and right now, we're all a bit cordoned off from it.

So, talking to Cam Bird about Australian pizza has me in my happy place. Check out his rocking new album via BANDCAMP.

1. Pizza is the world's most perfect food. This is not up for debate. Please define pizza as based on your geographical location.

Monday, March 23, 2020

MEOWTAL with Turkey Vulture's Jessica

Are we all in for a Nor'easter? Today we get to hear from Connecticut's Turkey Vulture.

They're on BANDCAMP and you should be streaming the bejesus outta there stuff. They're cooking something up there that's a bit on the softer side....

Find out what.

But in the meantime, we're talking kitties. Because they have them.

1. In my house, we have three cats named Wickett, Louis IX, and Randall "Pink" Floyd. How many do you have and what are they called? 

We have two cats, Pumpkin and Trogdor. They are both girls.

2. It's obvious where our cats got their names. Where did yours get theirs?

Friday, March 20, 2020

Review Round Up 3/20/20

Ersetu by Devangelic 5/15/20 (Willowtip Records)

In these scary times, it's important to remember that death metal is a cure all. (NOTE: This is not medical advice meant to cure, diagnose, or treat any disease or virus.)

I put this one on thinking it would be a nice meat and potatoes album of Brutal Death Metal. That's what Devangelic dropped on my head last time.

They are still every bit of a thunder and lightning band, but this record is much better than the last go round we had together.

There are touches here that didn't seem to exist last time, or they weren't pushed up far enough to really register into my psyche. Better solos, more melodic guitars. When a good band gets better, there's nothing more to ask for.

Rating: A Bandcamp Facebook

Thursday, March 19, 2020

5 Min Origin Stories with Imonolith's Ryan Van Poederooyen

Today, we get to learn about Imonolith's origins from their drummer, Ryan Van Poederooyen. 

If you wanna know why, check out this VIDEO.

They're out on tour this spring in Europe and their debut album is being released on 3/27/20.

You can preorder that HERE.

1. Is there an event you can point to you that made you say, wow, that's the instrument I want to play? Not like guitar or drums, but the reason why you play the model you do?

RVP - When I was in my teens, I was saving up to buy my first real acoustic drum set. I remember vividly when I went to finally buy my drum kit at a big music store in Vancouver, BC, Canada. 

Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Classic Spins with Lakeman

Today, Lakeman is going on the Classic Spins train.

These fellows are making a big name for themselves in the outer rim territories of British Columbia.

That's what they call Kelowna right? I'm probably confusing that with Star Wars as the pod races in St. Louis were canceled last night.

Either way, their latest progged out EP was released on Jan 10th. 

You can check it out on BANDCAMP and own it for the less than five looneys. In fact, two twonies and one looney, and you'll get change back.

Anyway, enough of me.
1. My favorite kind of album is the concept album. The Wall is my absolute favorite. Beyond the amazing songs, it has spectacular nostalgia for me. What's your favorite one and why? 

Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Video: "Ghost Train Haze" by Twin Wizard

Well, who out there remembers Telekinetic Yeti? Well, it appears that the yeti has headed into seclusion, but we have received a Wizard in its place.

Check this video out. It's doomy like you want.

Order the record HERE. Or if digital is your preferred medium, there's BANDCAMP. You can even get a download of the album todya.

Bonus Classic Spins with Manuel Iradian of Demise of the Crown

Heading into French Canada, we have Demise of the Crown.


Check out their Power Metal fused with some Melo-Death on BANDCAMP.

1. My favorite kind of album is the concept album. The Wall is my absolute favorite. 

Beyond the amazing songs, it has spectacular nostalgia for me. 

What's your favorite one and why?

**That's for sure a really hard question to answer, but the first that comes to mind is System Of A Down Toxicity…its amazing from A-Z, not one bad song…most original sound to come out of nu-metal (in my opinion).

Pizza Pie Do or Die with Hi/Jack

Drummer Ron "Hi" Terrell and guitarist/vocalist Max "Jack" Liam met in Milwaukee's underground music scene in 2014, becoming fast friends and a collaborators.  

The band released a debut full length, No Cover, in 2015, followed by a live album in 2016, Turn It To Ten in 2017 and the Sunny Side Up EP in 2018.  Now preparing to put out the EP Rank and File, Hi/Jack looks forward to taking their "hi/energy" rock to the masses.

You should probably check out that latest EP of theirs over there on the BANDCAMP.

1. Pizza is the world's most perfect food. This is not up for debate. Please define pizza as based on your geographical location.

Well, I live in Wisconsin. So, I've had it all. Deep dish, hand tossed, pan style, thin crust....I just don't care for gluten free crusts or anything like that.

2. It's going to get controversial now. Pineapple on Pizza. Why or why not? 

Monday, March 16, 2020

News: Death Courier Announces New Album

Death metal band Death Courier are back with what's arguably the strongest album of their illustrious career. 

They've been around since 1987 but have managed to make sure that their music sounds remarkably fresh and exciting. You can stream one of the vicious tracks on YouTube and Bandcamp.

Legendary death metal band Death Courier are one of the earliest bands from the Greek metal scene releasing a slew of demos from way back in 1987 and putting out an album and an EP in the early '90s. 

More than three decades later, the band is on the verge of releasing one of the strongest albums to come from the Greek death metal scene. It's hard to believe that this is the same band because the energy level is off the charts and everything has been amped up to match present day standards without of course changing the core sound and integrity. 

Meowtal with João of Her Name Was Fire

Portuguese  hard rockers HER NAME WAS FIRE have dropped their new track "Another Rodeo" via PureGrainAudio. 

The song is taken from their upcoming release Decadent Movement which will be released via Raging Planet Records in April.

If you're looking to sample the wares, HERE is where you can.

But this isn't about whether or not they're an amazing Portuguese death shoegaze folk jazz band, which is good, because they are not.

It's about kitties!

So screw on your best metal face and get fluffy!

1. In my house, we have three cats named Wickett, Louis IX, and Randall "Pink" Floyd. How many do you have and what are they called?

Well my parents always had cats, currently there are 3, this one in the photo is called Tufa (diminutive of pantufa, slipper in Portuguese ), there is also Jeremias and Kitty.

2. It's obvious where our cats got their names. Where did yours get theirs?

Friday, March 13, 2020

Classic Spins with Lost Legacy

You know what's fun?

Ordering music from Europe. Lost Legacy's got a new CD out with Pure Steel Records. I bet you can't navigate the German website without hitting google translate!

Try it HERE.

If that's a bit much, you can always look at their latest video on YOUTUBE.

Now, let's find out what records really captured their imagination!

1. My favorite kind of album is the concept album. The Wall is my absolute favorite. Beyond the amazing songs, it has spectacular nostalgia for me. 

What's your favorite one and why? 

Thursday, March 12, 2020

Pizza Pie Do or Die with Lonescar

Let's talk about those delicious fat riffs.

But instead of riffs, let's talk about pizza.

Lonescar has a new record out on BANDCAMP.

NOW BRING ON THE PIZZA!

1. Pizza is the world's most perfect food. This is not up for debate. Please define pizza as based on your geographical location.

Our home lies along the border of Texas and Mexico, so culturally, we're essentially living in Mexico. 

With that said, everyone down here loves a classic pie (hand tossed, hearty sauce, cheese and pepperoni), but some of us have added culture to the pie and come up with things like "Flaming Hot Cheetos & Taco Pizza" from Moran's Pizzaria. 

2. It's going to get controversial now. Pineapple on Pizza. Why or why not?