Photo Gallery: SUFFOCATION (w/ Cattle Decapitation, Dead Cross, Toxic Holocaust, Intronaut, Archspire and Scale the Summit) at Modified Ghost Festival, 9 April 2016

Few death metal bands are as worthy of the adjective “brutal” as Suffocation, the veteran Long Island executioners headlining last weekend at the Rickshaw Theatre’s Saturday night installment of Modified Ghost Festival. Naturally the highlight […]

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The Slayer-ity is Near: (Album Review) Slayer – “Repentless”

Granted, King and Araya have been in the trenches a long time and Slayer remains the one band that every metalhead seems to be able to agree on regardless of individual tastes because of the welcome familiarity of those old songs; but one gets the impression from recent interviews that the pair would be just as happy to withdraw from the arena, figuratively and literally, and take a break from touring to focus on other projects. Repentless could be the band’s swan song – a tribute to fallen comrades, and to the metal days of yore – or it may well be the proverbial calm before the storm.

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