Thursday, December 20, 2012

... BEST OF 2012 **PART 2** !!!

After a successful 1st part, here's the 2nd chapter of T.o.P.'s "BEST OF 2012"; the principle is exactly the same : I've asked to various actors of the scene (I'm connected with) to give me their Top Albums and Live Performances of 2012, their revelations too, plus expectations for next year which already promise huge moments of sonic DOOM and finally some eventually more personal notes !!!
Thanx to everybody who took part to this and enjoyed it, I wish you all a cool end of the year and an awesome new one in 2013...
Keep on listening HEAVY Sounds and supporting the underground \m/
ALDO "DODO" DOOM (ARKHAM WITCH) here are our best of 2012

Albums, in no particular order:

TESTAMENT-'Dark Roots of the Earth'
MORTALICUM-'The Endtime Prophecy'
ZZTOP-'La Futura'
VIKING SKULL-'Cursed by the Sword'
OVERKILL-'The Electric Age'
SAINT VITUS-'Lillie:F-65'

Top Live Performances:

The Malta Doom Metal Fest was simply awesome this year! Me (Aldo) and Simon went to rock out with our Maltese buddies. So many great bands kicked ass: IRON VOID, FORSAKEN, MORTALICUM, HOODED PRIEST, GRIFFIN DEVICE, THE BLACK and many others. The highlight of that fest was the unexpected final band which was a DIO tribute act and they were the perfect ending to a great weekend of DOOM!

Earlier this year, John went to see AMON AMARTH with GRAND MAGUS in Dublin Ireland and he still hasn't shut up how great this gig was!

BLOODSTOCK Festival was truly mind blowing with great acts playing! ANVIL, TESTAMENT, VIKING SKULL and EVILE were mega Awesome!

STEEL PANTHER (haha my guilty pleasure) Rocked as usual. Great fun live band.

Most anticipated Albums for 2013:

I believe NOMAD SON we'll be releasing their 3rd album in 2013 and we'll be looking forward to that!
Also the mighty ARGUS will be another release to look forward too.

I think this year has been a great year for great release's and i'm sure their's loads of fantastic albums that have come out and have slipped my mind. We ourselves have been really busy with the release of our new album and 2013 is looking hectic as we are self releasing an E.P and we shall also have our 3rd album out via Metal On Metal Records by end of 2013. 2013 is definitely gonna ROCK and i'm looking forward to rocking out at some decent European Festivals and listening to some great acts!

Thanx and much respect



1/ Orange Goblin – A Eulogy For The Damned
2/ Rival Sons – Head Down
3/ Graveyard – Light Out
4/ Baroness – Yellow & Green
5/ Pallbearer – Sorrow And Extinction

Revelations Of 2012
1/ Rival Sons
2/ Pallbearer
3/ Sun Gods In Exile

1/ Steel Panther (bataclan 2012)
2/ Orange Goblin  (hellfest 2012)
3/ Lynyrd Skynyrd (hellfest 2012)

1/ Sasquatch – IV
2/ Ghost – “new album”
3/ Hardcore Superstar – One More Minute


Hello all, holiday greetings and Happy New Year to Temple of Perdition and its readers the world over. I appreciate the opportunity to share some thoughts on this past year with everyone, so here we go.
If “Psalms for the Dead” remains the final studio album from Candlemass they truly go out on a high note. Having been a Messiah fan, I can honestly say Robert Lowe has done a remarkable job as his replacement and “Psalms for the Dead” is his best work with the band. “Psalms for the Dead” has my vote for album of the year. Following close behind is Angel Witch’s “As Above, So Below” and Witchcraft’s “Legend.” The first of those two for reminding us all why the “NWOBHM” sound during the late 70’s and early 80’s was so important and influential, and the latter for proving that a band can take the next big step production wise, yet maintain the majority of the ingredients that brought you to them in the first place. I also found pleasure this year with Accept’s “Stalingrad” and Testament’s “Dark Roots of Earth.” These two bands were instrumental in my formative years, and still have the ability to transport me back to a special time and bring a smile to my face.

One thing kind of hit home this year (not so much as a revelation, but as another confirmation to the fact that money does ruin everything) was the Black Sabbath Bill Ward debacle. I know that there are two sides to every story, but as time possibly seems to be running out for the band that started it all, it is just a shame that an agreement couldn’t be reached. I just hate to see it all possibly end like this. This is not how the bands legacy should play out… and get well Tony, we are all pulling for you. You are the inspiration to generations of guitar players, including this one.

Due to band commitments, other issues, and the fact I live in a very rural area of North Carolina, I didn’t make it out to my normal number of shows this year but I did make it to a couple of shows that did standout. Iron Maiden was in North Carolina for the first time in twenty years. Their shows are always special, and it was my girlfriends first time seeing them. We came down off the mountain for that one. Graveyard and Radio Moscow were out of this world, and a touring Saint Vitus gets the “smokiest” of doom heads off the couch. I missed the American debut of Ghost and I’m still kicking myself in the ass for that. Speaking of Saint Vitus, “Lillie: F-65” was my most anticipated studio release of 2012. Well, that and the new Corrosion of Conformity album. I am happy to say both didn’t disappoint and the two of them both make it into my top picks. The doom community has sung Saint Vitus’s praises for years. It took a while, but we finally got a new album. I hope they continue to get the respect they so richly deserve… about time I say. I also think C.O.C. really answered the call after the departure of Pepper Keenan. They arguably had their greatest success with him, but as we North Carolinians know, C.O.C. was a great band before Pepper, they were a great band with him, and they are still a great band. Corrosion of Conformity’s new album was a perfect blend of everything they have ever done. Punk/Sludge/Doom/Metal/Rock it is all in there and it flows seamlessly. As far as bands to watch in the coming year, I’m looking forward to Ghost’s follow-up. For me they occupy that sweet spot between Blue Oyster Cult and Mercyful Fate… two of my most favorite bands. I’m also intrigued by Blood Ceremony (whose last release was actually in 2011), and I hope to hear something new from them in 2013. They are a perfect blend of Black Sabbath, Jethro Tull, and Coven. I’m really drawn into what they’ve done thus far.

As some of you know it has been a bittersweet year for my band Dogbane. We saw our debut “Residual Alcatraz” released by Heaven and Hell Records, only to lose our friend and guitarist David Ellenburg to a stroke in August. So things have been very tough as we continue to carry on in his memory. While we adjust we have tried to keep the ball rolling by recording a cover of Kiss’s “Charisma” which will appear on “Rock and Roll All Nite: A Millenium Tribute to KISS 1973-2013,” due out after the first of the year on Versailles Records. So hopefully this will help to start the New Year off in the right direction. We have also begun writing our sophomore effort and our goal is a new release before the end of 2013.


Top Albums of 2012 (in no particular order and not including anything I've worked on)

1. Melvins – Freak Puke
Unsane – Wreck
Pigs – You Ruin Everything
Jucifer – Nadir
Neil Young and Crazy Horse – Psychedelic Pill
Rabbits – Bites Rites
Prizehog – A Talking To
Kowloon Walled City – Container Ships
Hey Colossus – Witchfinder General Hospital
Grimpen Mire – A Plague On Your Houses
Lazarus Blackstar – Hymns for the Cursed
Undersmile – Narwhal
Alunah – White Hoarhound
Conan – Monnos
Slomatics – A Hocht

Top Live Performances of 2012

Harvey Milk – Roadhouse, Manchester
Melvins – Moho, Manchester
Sleep – Roadburn
Jucifer – Roadburn
Black Sun – Stairway Club, Glasgow

Personal highlights 0f 2012

Getting “Tarnation” finished and released and the great reviews we've had for it and our Split LP. Touring with Jucifer and opening for Harvey Milk, Orange Goblin and Kylesa. Also having the oportunity to work with some awesome bands in the studio such as Arkham Witch, Black Magician, Conan, Jacknife Holiday and Moist.

Next year I'm looking forward to some fantastic sessions I've got booked in as well as working on a couple of new BotS releases!

Most Anticipated Album of 2013 :
Art of Burning Water – This Disgrace

ANDREAS Schiffman (Spirit Descent / Maladie)

Top Albums 2012 in no particular Order:

A Forest Of Stars - A Shadowplay For Yesterdays
Lugnoro - Annörstades
Ne Obliviscaris - Portal Of I
Paradox - Tales Of The Weird
Pallbearer - Sorrow And Extinction
Maladie - Plague Within
Wino and Conny Ochs - Heavy Kingdom
Adrian Benavides - Same Time Next Life
The Advocates - The Way
Colossus - The Sepulcher Of The Mirror-Warlocks
Ethereal Architect - Monolith
Heaven's Cry - Wheels Of Impermanence
Corsair - Corsair
Enslaved - Riitiir
Threshold - March Of Progress
Albatross / Vestal Claret - Split

Revelations 2012 (or rather insights):

Retro stinks, be it in Death Metal or Rock music.

Life is supposed to be lived and involves constant learning.

Watching from a distance is not only the name of a great album, but also the thing to do from time to time when dabbling with music "businesses" and "scenes".

Top Live Performances 2012:

Being neither a festival-hopper lucky enough to live in an area where there are plenty of gigs, I have to say that it's especially the numerous small groups that deserve credit for their concerts, notwithstanding circumstances which are often far from ideal. Apart from that, I am not willing anymore to shove money up the asses of half-hearted, half-playback performers or, on the other hand, overblown quasi-Arena-Rock-shows. Given the fact that with waning records sales, the live sector is getting more and more important, it's high time, too, for a generally more agreeable sound quality and periphery at gigs. Amen.

Anticipations 2013:

Beelzefuzz, Mercyful Fate - not more, as one tends to get disappointed.

Mercyful Mike Smith (DAYS OF THE DOOMED )

So for my Top 15 of 2012, I decided to stay strictly with full length releases,

which means I'm going to have to leave out some pretty bad ass EPs from the likes of
Orodruin, Iron Man, Argus, Orchid, and Lucertola, and list absolutely no reissues. And keep
in mind that in choosing my Top 15, I always take into consideration which albums I
returned to for repeated listens throughout the year.

1. PALE DIVINE - "Painted Windows Black"
2. PALLBEARER - "Sorrow and Extinction"
3. EARTHEN GRAVE - "Earthen Grave"
4. BLACK MAGICIAN - "Nature Is The Devil's Church"
5. ALTAR OF OBLIVION - "Grand Gesture Of Defiance"
6. CHOWDER - "Passion Rift"
7. TESTAMENT - "Dark Roots Of The Earth"
8. VENOMOUS MAXIMUS - "Beg Upon The Light"
9. LORD FOWL - "Moon Queen"
10. SANCTUS BELLUM - "The Shining Path"
11. WORM OUROBOROS - "Come The Thaw"
12. ORANGE GOBLIN - "A Eulogy For The Damned"
13. HOUR OF 13 - "333"
14. REVELATION - "Inner Harbor"
15. ATTIC - "The Invocation"

Revelations of 2012:

1. Probably the biggest revelation of the year for me is that the new Saint Vitus album just didn't sit right with me. Don't get me wrong- it's a tremendous album, but it just didn't "grab me". Maybe it was all the hype and anticipation of its release that ultimately lead to it being somewhat of a let
down. I know I'll be crucified for saying this, but hey, just being honest!

2. That Beelzefuzz is on the verge of taking our beloved genre of doom to a whole new level. To my ears, they are doing things that no one else is, and that makes it all the more refreshing to hear. You can name off a thousand influences that may form their core, but they take those sounds and blend it perfectly with their own. Doom, progressive, psychedelic... call it what you want. I call it Beelzefuzz!!!
3. That if you sift through the commercial/mainstream garbage you will find that METAL is alive and well!!!

Top Live Performances of 2012

5. DYLAN/IAN/CHRISTINE a.k.a. "The Smiths" - Rocking out in the living room!

(I left out any performances from Days Of The Doomed Fest II for the obvious reason that I am totally biased! Every performance RULED!

Top 5 Most Anticipated of 2013:


In review, 2012 was not a good year for me personally. I'm really not one to go public with my private life, so I'll leave it at that. If there was one thing that I realized more than ever in 2012, it's that my friends and family are the essence of my existence. No matter what, they continue to rally around me and show support regardless of what I'm going through or what crazy endeavors I attempt to follow. My wife Christine deserves special mention due to the fact that she has towed the line tremendously this year, and I am forever grateful to have her in my life.

I'd also like to say that I am continuously amazed at the growth of Days Of The Doomed Fest. Several people have told me this in the past, but it is the absolute truth: doom shows are just like family gatherings. There is a special bond between bands and fans in the doom community that simply does not exist in other genres, at least not to the level is does in doom. Everyone appreciates and respects each other equally, and come together simply for the love of the music. So for that reason alone I am glad to put on Days Of The Doomed Fest, and will continue to do so as long as I am able. Just knowing that people from all over the WORLD came to a small club in Milwaukee, WI is very humbling. So again, thanks to ALL of you for your continued support! See you in 2013!


Top albums of 2012 (in 2 parts):

part I : the fast and angry metal bands :

-Black breath-sentenced to life
-Dephosphorus-Nightsky transforms
-Cara neir-sublimation therapy
-Cattle decapitation-Monolith of inhumanity
-F.U.B.A.R-Lead us to war
-The kill-make'em suffer
-Burning love-Rotten thing to say

part II : the « less fast and angry but nevertheless really cool bands » :

-Aluk todolo-Occult rock
-Grand magus-The hunt
-King giant-dismal hollow
-Slug guts-Playing in time with the deadbeats
-White lung-Sorry
-Graveyard-lights out
-Greenleaf-nest of vipers

-Revelations of 2012 :

-Pet the preacher-the banjo
-Black cowgirl

expectations for 2013 : I'm waiting for the upcoming Blockheads record on Relapse.


Top Albums In no particular order :

Leather Nun America - Kult Occult
High On Fire- De Vermis Mysteriis
Iron Man-At Halla Dig Over
YOB-Label Showcase
Chowder-Passion Rift
Goatwhore-Blood For The Master

Live Perf. 2013 :

YOB-Roadburn 2012
any show the Melvins played

Anticipated albums 2013 :

War Injun/Doomdogs 7" Split / War Injun Full Length 2013 / Hopes that The Obsessed put something together.



1. Zatokrev - the bat the wheel and a long road to nowhere

2. Leech - if we got here one day would you please open the gates ?
3. Converge - all we love we left behind
4. Electric Electric - discipline
5. Graveyard - lights out
6. Baroness - yellow and green
7. Shining - redefining darkness
8. Gojira - l'enfant sauvage
9. Meshuggah - koloss
10. Sabbath assembly - Ye are gods
11. Chris robinson brotherhood - Moon ritual
12. Enslaved - Ritiir
13. Neurosis - honor found in decay
14. Swans - The seer
15. Xibalba - hasta la muerte

1. Chaos Echoes
2. Birds in row
3. Coilguns


4.Brutal Truth
5.Black breath


Cult of Luna

- On a more personnal point of view, please give us your own appreciations about this year and - if there’s any particular - your expectations for 2013 ?

Hmm, well maybe i have to try to be more waisted on 2013 that could be a really cool thing for my mental health, 2012 was not so bad but not so good too … anyway, i'm looking for more heavy and intense music and more psychic depravation !!


Ok so my favorite releases of 2012 were

Royal Thunder -CVI,
High on Fire -De Vermis Mysteriis,
Liars -WiXiW

As far as revelations I'd say we as a band want to do more benefits and charity work for the animal shelters. Pets are the first things forgotten in tough times.

Favorite Shows,

The Hail!Hornet
Church of Misery
Gates of Slumber
Cough tour!
St Vitus, Weedeater, Sourvein, tour
Big Business
Hull and Mortals
Red Fang, Black Tusk, Lord Dying

We were glad to get Order of the Owl on the road in 2012 and want to hit it harder in 2013!

Reno))) Deschamps (The Pledge Of Cain)

TOP albums : (in no particular order)

This Gift Is A Curse : I, Gvilt Bearer
Blut Aus Nord : Cosmosophy
Anatomia : Decaying In Obscurity
Aevangelist : De Masticatione Mortuorum In Tumulis
Witchrist : The Grand Tormentor
Ian Hawgood : The Shattered Light
P.H.O.B.O.S : Atonal Hypermnesia
Evoken : Atra Mors
Chromatics : Kill For Love
Dead In The Dirt : Fear

TOP revelations :

Bottom Feeder (from Denmark), fantastic EP.

TOP Live : Radiohead, zénith Strasbourg !

TOP most anticipated album 2013

GNAW : ? (can't wait!)
Primitive Man : Scorn
The Pledge Of Cain : ???



Seven Sisters of Sleep ( A389 Recordings)
Electric Taurus - Veneralia (Moonlight Records)
Fistula - Northern Aggression / Loser (patac records)
Soulsavers - The Light the Dead See
Gli Sportivi - Black Sheep (Flute Records)
Black Keys - El Camino


Black Capricorn / from Sardinia, love 'em!
Seven Sisters of Sleep /sick monster sludge from Los Angeles.


Queens of the stone age
Tool (for god's sake!)
and everything from...The Wounded Kings and Electric Wizard.


2012 has been a really good year for Blood Red Water: we put out our EP "Tales of addiction and despair" at the beginning of this year and we got brilliant reviews then, we have the opportunity to playing live two gigs in Dublin and it was a blast.

Our aim in the next year will be to write some doomy, stoned and hopless stuff and play it live.

Long life to all the bloggers,websites and people who support underground and undead music!

ABBE Loud (

TOP albums 2012: (random order)

Admiral Sir Cloudesley Shovell - Don’t Hear It…Fear It!Hexvessel - No Holier Temple
Horisont - Second Assault
Vinum Sabbatum - Bacchanale Premiere
Death Hawks - Death & Decay
Mount Carmel - Real Women
Witchcraft - Legend
Saint Vitus - Lillie: F-65
Tusmørke - Underjordisk Tusmørke
Seremonia - Seremonia
Pilgrim - Misery Wizard
Demonic Death Judge - Skydogs
Neil Young & Crazy Horse - Psychedelic Pill
Eagle Twin - The Feather Tipped The Serpent's Scale

TOP Gigs 2012: (random order)

Church Of Misery (Helsinki)
Eyehategod (Lieto)
Saint Vitus (Helsinki)
Hexvessel (Helsinki)
Sammal (Turku)
Horisont (Turku)
Graveyard (Turku)
Goatess (Stockholm)
Weedeater (Helsinki)
Electric Wizard (Helsinki)
Hooded Menace (Helsinki)
Acid King (Turku)
Sleep (Helsinki)

Expectations for 2013:

Burning for progressive album/gigs from Sammal, heavy stoner from Goatess, sludgepunkblues from EHG.

And someone pls bring Tusmørke to Finland too! And Skull of course.

STEPH "Boubus Maximus" (BARABBAS)
(with the help of Saint Rodolphe !)


YEAR OF THE GOAT : Angel's Necropolis
HUATA : Atavist of Mann
BEVAR SEA : Bevar Sea
BLOODY HAMMERS : Bloody Hammers
DOWN : Down IV
ORANGE GOBLIN : A Eulogy for the Damned
SATAN'S WRATH : Galloping Blasphemy
STANGALA : Boued Tousek Hag Traou Matt All
THE SWORD : Apocryphon
GRAVEYARD : Lights Out
KISS : Monster
MAGMA : Felicité Thoz
and of course the new SAINT VITUS !



THE OBSESSED : Hellfest 2012
THE DEVIL'S BLOOD: Hellfest 2012
RAMESSES : Les Combustibles
All bands at THE DOOM OVER PARIS VI (not "biased" in any case ? )


CATHEDRAL : The last Spire

BLACK SABBATH (Rick Rubin, a miracle, please !)

And on a more personal point of view : the new album of BARABBAS :)

- please give us your own appreciations about this year and - if there’s any particular - your expectations for 2013 ?

2012, a year in blur  - not necessarily artistic, many uncertainties: am I on the right way of life? Where is this world going ? Why didn't I take the right train to Melun and what am I doing in Juvisy? So in 2013, I would like to see things a little more clearly in my existence (and no longer take the wrong train to home).

(Mari - Doommantia, Core of Destruction Radio)

- TOP ALBUMS OF 2012 (limited to 15)

1) Vassafor - Obsidian Codex
2) Om - Advaitic Songs
Enslaved - RIITIIR
Ahab - The Giant
At Devil Dirt - Chapter II "Vulgo gratissimus auctor"
Witchcraft - Legend
Kadavar - Kadavar
War Iron - The Fifth and Final Sun
Pallbearer - Sorrow and Extinction
Paroxsihzem - Paroxsihzem
Alcest - La Voyages de L’Ame
Bode Preto - Inverted Blood
Slomatics - A Hocht
Midnight - Complete and Total Hell
Derketa - In Death We Meet

... yes, I put the ranking only for the first two as for me they are the top. The other albums mentioned in my list are just a few of those I greatly enjoyed during this year.

But it is impossible to constrain such an impressive year. So I need to list at least a few more honourable mentions: Horse Latitudes – Awakening / Cult of Occult – s/t / witch Mountain - Cauldron of the Wild / Lugnoro - Annorstädes / Insider - Vibrations from the Tapes / Black Bombaim - Titans / Fistula - Northern Aggression + Loser / Golden Void - st / Okkultokrati – Snakereigns / Occultation – Three & Seven / Ravens Creed - The Power / Grime - Grime / Alkerdeel – Morinde / Unsane – Wreck / Dragged into Sunlight – Widowmaker / Furze – Psych Minus Space Control / Hypnosia - Horror Infernal / windhand - Windhand / Heat - Heat / V.A. - Önd: A Tribute To Enslaved (just awesome) / The Wandering Midget - From the Meadows of Opium Dreams / Seamount - / IV Earthmother / Hell - II / Antediluvian - The two 2012 splits / Stuff by Adamennon / Stuff by Ice Dragon and related projects / Filthy stuff by Elektrocutioner and the Razorback bunch / much of the roster in Nuclear War Now! Productions / Ihsahn / Eremita / Necronomicon / The Queen of Death / Morbid Wizard and The Disease Concept stuff / ...

- REVELATION(S) OF 2012 (limited to 3 - are you kidding? Sorry, too few!!)

Fuoco Fatuo
Black Temple Below
Blood Red Water
The awesome heavy scene in Chile (well, not right a new discover but a continuous surprise)
Black Magician
Druganaut (well, I discovered them just this year ...)

... but I could go on ...

Karcavul, from France, is probably the filthiest blackened sludge band I ever heard together with the Meth Drinker guys from New Zealand. Just impressive ... Inspired by bands like Karcavul, Cult of Occult, Grime etc., I included some Italian bands in my list. These bands are devoted to some crushing and filthy heaviness and are contributing in building up a new, impressive, quite dark, sick sludge-doom scene parallel to the by now wide and appreciated Italian groovy psych stoner-doom scene. It is like a small revolution so far but is giving great results.

- TOP LIVE PERFORMANCES OF 2012 (limited to 5)

- Roadburn 2012 (my highlights: Oranssi Pazuzu, Valient Thorr, Necros Christos, Jucifer, Black Cobra, The Obsessed, Voivod, Virus, ...)

- Nuclear War Now! festival

- Dublin Doom Days: Chapter IV

- Sleep

- Nasum

... Well, I've seen many many gigs this year both in Milano and somewhere around Europe. So the list above is by no means adequate as I had to leave out, for example, Doom, Aura Noir, Kadavar, Wooden Shjip, Baby Woodrose, Fatso jetson, Diocletian, Eyehategod, Katatonia, Napalm Death, Alcest, Abysmal Grief, Haggatha, Weedeater, Iskra, Red Fang, Converge, Hands of Orlac, Grime, ...

Roadburn is a unique experience as a whole.

The other two festivals I listed as a whole were awesome and very well organized. Also there you could enjoy and get the most of ALL the bands if you want (and I was keen). This is a cool side of smaller fests, as whenever I'm back from monster Roadburn I always regret for the many bands missed due to impossible overlaps. But, well, Roadburn is Roadburn ...

- MOST ANTICIPATED ALBUMS OF 2013 (limited to 5)

plus all the other surprises ...

- On a more personal point of view, please give us your own appreciations about this year and - if there’s any particular - your expectations for 2013 ?
Eh, musicwise 2012 has been monster. Well, every year ends up being so much overflowing with great albums and discovers that it seems impossible to do better. But the following year the trend goes on ...

So I am sure great expectations for 2013 will be rewarded with plenty killer stuff.

But the really great thing I would hope to see is Doommantia's Ed Barnard being able and being helped to get out of the bleak tunnel of the big problems that have been afflicting his life during this year and still vex him.

I am glad that he found the force of keeping his creature Doommantia alive even if it has been difficult. So I am proud of being still part of the crew.

As to my 2012 activity beside Doommantia, well, I would like to mention three things.

The first is that I keep on collaborating with Core of Destruction Radio. In May 2012 it was my first full year with that crazy bunch. I grew further proud of such collaboration because this year I got two particularly honourable "colleagues": Mike IX Williams (Eyehategod) and Jesse Kling (Morbid Wizard, ex-Fistula, ex Sollubi etc.) as DJs!

The second thing is that I have been involved in a new Italian underground webzine called The New Noise ( which is new and rapidly growing. No wonder, as its founders, Michele Giorgi and Fabrizio Garau, are in the scene since a long time and were behind another, great webzine, the now extinct Audiodrome. I feel very honoured for that as well.

The third thing is related to a group that I started a bit more than one year ago in Facebook, called "Directory of Booking/Promoting Agencies for Underground Bands". Behind this pretentious title there is the attemp of gathering and sharing as many useful infos as possible as an aid for underground bands while organizing their own activity (gigs, labels, webzines, even artistic issues) as well as connecting bands for exchanging tips, helps and posibly dates. The activity is going on, infos are being collected and shared and many bands, even big ones (e.g., Karma To Burn) asked for help and were able to find it. Right in this period many requests are coming in for organizing tours for next spring 2013. Any new addition of bands and info are most welcome!

Thanks and Happy 2013 to everybody \m/ \m/



1.) Anglagard - Viljars ôga
2.) Rush - Clockwork Angels
3.) Arboretum - Out Of The Fog
4.) Torche - Harmonicraft
5.) The Blood Of Heroes - Waking Nightmare
6.) Elephant9 with Reine Fisk - Atlantis
7.) Stinking Lizaveta - 7th Direction
8.) Magma - Felicite Thosz
9.) Revelation - Inner Harbor
10.) Witchcraft - Legend
11.) Monobrow - Benington Triangle Blues
12.) Swans - The Seer
13.) Orange Goblin - A Eulogy For The Damned
14.) Unsane - Wreck
15.) Napalm Death - Utilitarian


1.) Grateful Dead - American Beauty
2.) I cannot stand festival concerts.
3.) I will never appreciate music like I did when I was 20 years old.


1.) Rush - 9/9/12 Jiffy Lube Live - Bristow, VA
2.) Dream Death - 4/21/12 31st Pub - Pittsburgh, PA
3.) Blood Farmers - 6/16/12 Blue Pig - DOTD II Cudhay, WI
4.) Cock Sparrer - 5/18/12 Union Transfer - Philadelphia, Pa
5.) Roger Waters - 7/12/12 Verizon Center - Washington, DC


1.) Godflesh
2.) Blood Farmers
3.) Dream Death
4.) Age Of Taurus
5.) The Messenger

- On a more personal point of view, please give us your own appreciations about this year and - if there’s any particular - your expectations for 2013 ?

This year was full of high highs and low lows for me. A total roller coaster of emotions. I'm mostly happy that Passion Rift finally saw the light and that some people enjoyed it. It really was a big deal to have a full length release of my music out there after almost 30 years of playing. I hope Chowder will continue to write, record and perform as often as we can in the future while trying to enjoy middle age and handle my responsibilities gracefully.


1.TOP ALBUM : The new Black Cowgirl blew my head off!!

2.REVELATION  : "Speak happiness, we're sad enough without your whoahs" to not complain so much,or at all really.

3. TOP LIVE PERFORMANCE : Internal Void and Valkirie at Cafe 611.

4. MOST ANTICIPATED ALBUM OF 2013 : The new Trilogy!!!!

I appreciate Matt Dayton for bringing Trilogy together.... I appreciate Fezz and Tony for being, not only the best musicians Ive ever had the pleasure to write and perform with. They are also the best people to be around period.

I expect 2013 to be a very good year for Trilogy!! With the new CD in its final stages we are taking a break from performing live so we can concentrate on writing new material. This spring we're coming out strong. Thanks Stephane, for all you do for the scene. I appreciate you as well.

SCOTT Harington (Three Thirteen Inc Artist Management)


1.order of the owl - in the noon of the after day (electric mind records)
2.givethemrope - givethemrope (burn your world Records)
3.lord fowl - moon queen (small stone records)
4.ichabod - dreamscapes from dead space (rootsucker records)
5.elder - spires burn / release (meteor city records)
6.cortez - cortez (bilocation records)
7.strong intentions - razorblade express (patac records)
8.summoner - pheonix (magnetic eye records)
9.hour of 13 - 333 (earache Records)
10.nether regions - into the breach (abnormal gait records)
11.pallbearer - sorrow and extinction (profound lore)
12.pilgrim - misery wizard (metal blade records)
13.witch mountain - cauldron of the wild (profound lore)

1- neil young "Psychedelic Pill"
2- yajaira "vuelve a arder"
3- melvins "Freak Puke"
4- high oñ fire "De Vermis Mysteriis"
5- soungarden "King Animal"
6- neil young & crazy horse "americana"
7- orate ·"el ave madrina"
8- saint vitus Lillie: F-65
9- mark lanegan "Blues Funeral"
REVELATION(S) OF 2012: nothing
neil young & crazy horse, central park, new york
kyuss lives , live at metal fest , stgo, chile
roger waters , the wall, live, at stgo, chile
bob dylan, live at stgo , chile
slayer , live at maquinaria fest, stgo, chile

the new lps from: qotsa
alice in chains
Vista Chino
The Brothers of the Sonic Cloth
hope for 2013 that the world walk a little less crazy, to stop wars, the bankers go to jail and the heavy guitars and psychedelic sounds continue breaking skulls


Top Albums:Beak ">>"
Drokk "Music Inspired by Mega City One"
Torche "Harmonicraft"
Conan "Monoss"
Eagle Twin "The feather tipped the serpent's scale"
No Spill Blood "Street Meat"
Dinosaur Jr "I bet on sky"
Corrosion of Conformity "ST"
Trash Talk "119"
Slabdragger/ Meadows "Split"

Revelations of 2012

Headless Kross
No Spill Blood

Top live performances of 2012

Conan in Belfast
Headless Kross in Edinburgh
Sleep in London
Mono in Belfast
Melvins in London

Most anticipated of 2013
 - New albums by CONAN, Headless Kross and Beak

Highlights of 2012
 - Playing the Incubate festival in Tilberg

Hopes for 2013
-  More shows in Europe - BOOK US AND WE WILL COME!!!


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