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Friday
Sep052014

A Quarter Century of Hysteria (When You're Near) 

This is correct: I get hysterical, hysteria. I can believe it. I can feel it. It's no magical mysteria to me, Joe Elliott. It's like Armageddon way down in my Sugar Rocket. Ehhhh....

 

So what's in store for your iPhone Android Tablet Glittertron this month? Well, heaps of cool shit. Namely, an in-depth with Breathe Carolina, reflecting red in Cannibal Corpse's hammer-smashed jubilee (25 actual years!), basking in The Offspring's double decade of Smash, getting our Stevie Wonder on with Mikael from Opeth plus jams with Eureka Rebellion Trading, Alestorm, Dragonforce and some bullshit band Tom Hersey likes. (OH I'M BRINGING DAT BEEF)

Click here for links and what not. Oh shit, did I mention it was FREE? Fucken get on to it son.

Saturday
Jul192014

Hysteria's Cool Digital Mag for Attractive People (July '14)

Where Hysteria goes, debauchery follows. All us scribes ought to be tossed in jail for crimes. Which crimes? Just...crimes. In this new FREE AS THE AIR YOU BREATHE edition, Suicide Silence button-mash fly-kick the cover. Is it a cover? Or just a "welcome page?" The philisophical discussions this transition to digital throws up. Man. I shook down Ben Falgoust (the Second) for a spooky Goatwhore dish, talked mad records with Benji from Skindred and got intimate with Rich Ward and Chris Jericho from Fozzy. For about two hours. I <3 Rich. So much. You can also find a chat with Chelsea Grin about maturity and all things fun. Get it on ye olde Appool appe shoppe or the cutting-edge techno-mage inspired Google Play Store.

Saturday
May172014

Hysteria Digi-Mag #22 (or is that #1?) May Edition

 

 

In today's broke ass society, you need things cheaper. So the brainiacs at Hysteria Magazine decided paying money for our lowly rag meant paying too damn much. If you can stow Instagram away for more than fifteen seconds, you can download our mag FREE to your phone or tablet (or phablet, if you're the most annoying ding-dong ever) and read it while waiting for your bus to Centerlink. WHILE YOU STILL CAN, YOU WORK SHY FREELOADER! Oh shit, I mean...me.

In this ish, I almost sort of tour Zakk Wylde's Black Vatican, sleuth out Killer Be Killed's Fish Taco Incident, slobber over the ravishing Simone Simons massive Epica balls, dig mad crates with DevilDriver's Dez and get cozy with Devil You Know. Pretty sure that's it.

For stupid fucking iPhone: App Store
For superior Android technology: Google Play

Friday
Mar282014

Review: Luca Brasi - By A Thread (Mess+Noise)

 

 

Poison City Records may one day hold the same prestige that Lookout Records once did if they keep fossicking to find punk rock gems such as The Smith Street Band, The Bennies and – now releasing their second record – Tasmania’s Luca Brasi. Yes, just like The Godfather bodyguard.

Read more at Mess+Noise.

Tuesday
Jan072014

Crushtor.net Top 10 of Metal 2013

I know, I know: I usually drag my Top 10 list out over a week and a half. I usually don't have to file copy on all of my precious decalogue, necessitating writing new shit. Truth is, I can't be arsed. I have a Top 10, of sorts. The word that comes to mind is rebirth. Metal has built its gleaming kingdom. Now, fans can sit and watch the blood and fight for the throne. Tremendous fight is what we hear.

The Crushtor.net Top 10 of Metal 2013

1.    Carcass – Surgical Steel
Carcass are back. You need no further explanation.

2.    Rotting Christ - Kata Ton Daimona Eaytoy
Check your cellars for demons because Rotting Christ will summon them. Each play through disturbs your soul a little. It's that fucking good.

3.    Orphaned Land – All is One
In the service of God is light and beauty. A cross-cultural triumph.

4.    Dark Tranquillity – Construct
The Gothenburg Kings distil twenty years of superior metal evolution into Construct, their finest foray since Character.

5.    The Fall of Every Season - Amends
Markus Strand's solo project weaves together dusky vocals, thunder from cloudy skies and a weak pulse of hope. It might just breathe new life into a death/doom genre at present best remembered.

6.    Witherscape - The Inheritance
Dan Swano's The Inheritance concept gathers doom, old school prog and power metal, wrapping them in a compelling combo. You'll find it jammed in your CD player for weeks.

7.    Nails - Abandon All Life
Nails are a clenched fist of 'fuck you.' Abandon All Life ain't no title, it's a command.

8.    Gorguts - Colored Sands
Luc Lamay returns with an armful of tunes from another timey-wimey face-melty dimension.

9.    Ghost – Infestissumam
Solid melodies and shaggy riffs hit the spot their second time around. Chuck it on, light a doob and get spooky.

10.    The Black Dahlia Murder – Everblack
Like I said at the time: lesser releases bruise, Everblack kills.

The Honorable Mentions

11.    Mercenary - Through our Darkest Days (Gold)
12.    Omnium Gatherum - Beyond (Silver)
13.    Locrian - Return to Annihilation (Bronze)

The Rest

14.    October Falls - Plague of a Coming Age
15.    Caligula’s Horse – The Tide, The Thief & the River’s End
16.    Letlive - The Blackest Beautiful
17.    Red Fang - Whales and Leeches
18.    Jonas Renkse and Bruce Soord – Wisdom of Crowds
19.    Ihsahn - Das Seelenbrechen
20.     Audrey Horne - Youngblood
21.    Cult of Luna - Vertikal
22.    Deafheaven - Sunbather
23.    Lo! - Monstrorum Historia
24.    The Ocean - Pelagial
25.    Ulcerate - Vermis

1.      Carcass – Surgical Steel
Carcass are back. You need no further explanation.

2.      Rotting Christ - Kata Ton Daimona Eaytoy
Check your cellars for demons because Rotting Christ will summon them. Each play through disturbs your soul a little. It's that fucking good.

3.      Orphaned Land – All is One
In the service of God is light and beauty. A cross-cultural triumph.

4.      Dark Tranquillity – Construct
The Gothenburg Kings distil twenty years of superior metal evolution into Construct, their finest foray since Character.

5.      The Fall of Every Season - Amends
Markus Strand's solo project weaves together dusky vocals, thunder from cloudy skies and a weak pulse of hope. It might just breathe new life into a death/doom genre, at present best remembered.

6.      Witherscape - The Inheritance
Dan Swano's The Inheritance concept gathers doom, old school prog and power metal, wrapping them in a compelling combo. It'll get jammed in your CD player for weeks.

7.      Nails - Abandon All Life
Nails are a clenched ball of 'fuck you.' Abandon All Life ain't no title, it's a command.

8.      Gorguts - Colored Sands
Luc Lamay returns with an armful of tunes from another timey-wimey face-melty dimension.

9.      Ghost – Infestissumam
Solid melodies and shaggy riffs hit the spot their second time around. Chuck it on, light a doob and get spooky.

10.  The Black Dahlia Murder – Everblack
Like I said at the time: lesser releases bruise, Everblack kills.

11.  Mercenary - Through our Darkest Days

12.  Omnium Gatherum - Beyond

13.  Locrian - Return to Annihilation

14.  October Falls - Plague of a Coming Age

15.  Caligula’s Horse – The Tide, The Thief & the River’s End

16.  Letlive - The Blackest Beautiful

17.  Red Fang - Whales and Leeches

18.  Jonas Renkse and Bruce Soord – Wisdom of Crowds

19.  Ihsahn - Das Seelenbrechen

20.  Cult of Luna - Vertikal

21.  The Ocean - Pelagial

22.  Deafheaven - Sunbather

23.  Lo! - Monstrorum Historia

24.  October Tide - Tunnel of No Light

25.  Ulcerate - Vermis

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