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Drugs of Faith premiere “Nihilists” over at BrooklynVegan

Posted by longhairedpoet on Sunday, August 18, 2019 at 10:59 AM (PST)

Virginia noise makers Drugs of Faith have premiered their newest track “Nihilists” over at BrooklynVegan earlier this week.

“Nihilists” is the first single off of the upcoming Decay 7″ EP which will be released through Selfmadegod Records in early September.

Drugs of Faith’s Decay EP marks the outfit’s first full-length studio release since 2013’s Architectural Failures. Recorded with Kevin Bernsten at Developing Nations in Baltimore (Full Of Hell, Magrudergrind) and mastered by JC Griffin at Lakebottom Recording (Cloud Rat, Ceremony Of Senses, Blind Haven), Decay delivers five searing tracks.

Founding guitarist/vocalist Richard Johnson offers of the track, “‘Nihilists’ shows our love for Voivod and Demigod. It’s one of the more aggressive songs from the Decay EP.”

Drugs of Faith is comprised of vocalist/guitarist Richard Johnson (Enemy Soil, Agoraphobic Nosebleed), bassist Ivan Khilko (Immanent Voiceless, Destroyer of Worlds), and drummer Ethan Griffiths (Embra). Since its 2002 inception, the band has released an array of recordings through Selfmadegod Records, Malokul, Contaminated Tones, and more. The band has appeared in the Decibel Magazine Flexi Series, on a Godflesh tribute compilation, has recorded a split 7″ with Cloud Rat and a split 3″ CD with Antigama, and most recently issued a track on an anti-Trump compilation.

Head over to BrooklynVegan to stream “Nihilists.”

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PYRRHON is one of those bands that I love but whom for whatever reason I haven’t written enough about. Then I postponed writing about them out of guilt, haha. This is what happens when you blog too much. Kind of like years ago how I loved the first Pavement indie rock album so much I was afraid the rest would let me down, I heard some PYRRHON awhile back and was like, “daaaamn, son.” Then I hid from them in a medicated stupor. Afraid that I was drawn to this madness. But it is a liberating and necessary madness. “Turing’s Revenge” is nothing short of music as liberation.

Suffice to say, I am an idiot. Or maybe I didn’t want the world to end from their manic, psycho death metal spreading like an untamed virus.

Well, whatever. I guess I just don’t like the human race enough anymore to protect them or want to support the band better. It was a real drag they were dropped from Relapse after releasing The Mother of Virtues, a freak fest that actual schizophrenia, Gigan or true crime fans might understand but other people who cling to the death metal of yesteryear might just be ripped apart by. It perhaps didn’t help that the record had a sort of pregnant looking female creature on the cover with eyeballs and bugs swarming all over it. Like this one Trap Them t shirt on either Shirts and Destroy or Shirtkiller that no one ever buys that has a strangled baby on the shirt, it’s probably not gonna sell as much as the new 5 Seconds of Summer t shirt or some bubblegum crap.

Let’s face it. People have horrible taste (dead baby Trap Them shirt aside, cuz even I thought that was a pretty hideous design and I revere that band).
But I mean, people like gaudy, ugly, tacky horrible bands and their stupid neon designs and fake stories and fame pandering.

PYRRHON don’t do that stuff. They tour hard and hustle and write real music. They are almost apologetic when a press release describes their new EP as ,
It’s kind of like Daughters, Brutal Truth, Merzbow and Autopsy created a batch of catchy-by-reverse-psychology songs, and then promised to never speak of them again.

They forgot to mention how “Viral Content” is like a sand paper condom skullfuck while Scratch Acid and Cephalic Carnage party like rockstars around a bonfire of melted, previously boned and discarded skulls.

SO what I’m saying is, please don’t let this band go away. Go stream their newish EP Growth Without End, the best thing they’ve perhaps done yet (although as an Invisibles fan I’m still partial to their old song “King of All Tears”. I get scared just thinking that name. But new jam  “Forget Yourself” is as brilliant as death spazz grind gets, barely contained chaos.

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Antigama release video for “Eraser”

Posted by longhairedpoet on Wednesday, October 21, 2015 at 12:05 PM (PST)


Polish prog-grind-corers Antigama dropped a video for their song “Eraser” today.

“Eraser” comes from the album The Insolent, released last May.

The band is also preparing to tour across Poland.

Check out the “Eraser” video, tour dates and stream The Insolent in its entirety here.

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Polish grind machine Antigama are back with an aggressive new trailer for well monickered new release The Insolent.

Preorders for multiple physical versions of The Insolent have been made available. The album is available on cassette, eco-pack/gatefold digisleeve CD, black 12″ gatefold LP, and a translucent 12″ gatefold LP, limited to 100 copies worldwide. All four versions are now available for preorder in the US via Selfmadegod’s stateside mailorder outlet, Earsplit Distro, RIGHT HERE, and internationally directly from Selfmadegod including shirt bundles HERE.

View the new album trailer for ANTIGAMA’s The Insolent at THIS LOCATION.  Short bursts of hellfire that fans of Today Is The Day, Nasum and of course Antigama will gnash teeth for will fill your ears before a ticking clock counts down the seconds with ominous anticipation.

Also be sure to check dates with one of my favorites, Drugs Of Faith, just BELOW.

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Album Review: Calm Hatchery – “Fading Reliefs”

Posted by Morgan Y Evans - Walking Bombs on Thursday, November 20, 2014 at 3:35 PM (PST)


Poland is known for uncompromising death metal that is way over the top, but 2014 was a banner year even by the high standard of metal history. I have already mentioned the unholy trio of new releases from Vader, Behemoth and Decapitated which made huge waves this year, but Calm Hatchery need to be the 4th entry into this polish “big death 4 for 2014”.

Always a promising outfit, the intimidating Calm Hatchery first spooked me with their creepy name a few years ago when the Sacrilege Of Humanity record was released. Few bands give me chills like that but the name actually kind of freaked me out (reminding me of insect swarms or tombs of snakes waiting patiently in Indiana Jones movies, or something) and I wanted to hear their older stuff too. Hard to believe that was already nearly five years, but the band and Selfmadegod Records have continued to stand strong for extreme music. Listen to the first 18 seconds of “Flaming Prophecies” alone and by the time the opening drum fill sets up the onslaught, you wil probably already be sold.

From razor edged speed riffs and rapid fire death metal drumming, this is war metal with no regrets. The band are intellectual with their more thought provoking artwork than most but can hang hard or outmatch most peers in death metal. Flat out, their songs are memorable and here display a certain middle eastern quality that is intoxicating (the very apt “The Eternal Cycle”) and adds a sense adventure to the imminent danger in these songs.

Click HERE for more and a video.

Interview: Drugs Of Faith – White Punks On Hope

Posted by Morgan Y Evans - Walking Bombs on Friday, November 22, 2013 at 12:47 AM (PST)



Drugs Of Faith are one of the best take-it-or-leave-it heavy bands going today. A cultivated and honest sound, awareness of underground culture, electric presence… and they have lyrical depth to boot! Both poetic and socially engaged while full of great riffs for both rocking and grinding, DoF have yet to let me down. Richard Johnson and pals not only write great songs but Johnson also has one of the most blood curdling screams in all of music, a throaty howl that is relentless when he really lets it out beyond the general hoarse spoken shouts of most of the group’s material. But when the moment strikes and emotions peak, Richard can roar the head off any aesthetically stunted death core poseur.

I love that some stuff can still be found of solid quality in the metal spectrum that addresses social concerns, whether it be any given DoF release or, for example, the killer new Exhumed record Necrocracy.  Drugs are a band who, regardless of what I have going on, I always try and make time to cover when a new and substantial release comes out – because they just deserve it AND you owe it to yourself to hear them.

Drugs are one of the coolest, most meaningful bands out there and the good people behind CVLT Nation have just streamed the D.C. area based group’s bitching new EP Architectural Failures HERE! Give it a listen and rejoice then read this MR Exclusive with Richard Johnson right HERE.

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Antigama album “Meteor” full stream online

Posted by longhairedpoet on Tuesday, July 16, 2013 at 12:42 PM (PST)

Antigama Polish grinders Antigama are streaming the entirety of their recently released album Meteor over at

Stream Meteor here.

Check out more about Antigama and Meteor here.

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Azure Emote complete new album, “The Gravity of Impermanence”

Posted by GageT on Monday, January 28, 2013 at 1:45 PM (PST)

Azure-Emote-The-Gravity-of-ImpermanenceAvant-garde death metal supergroup Azure Emote — lead by Mike Hrubovcak of Monstrosity and Vile, and executed using musicians from Death, Fear Factory, Monstrosity, and more — today announced the completion of their second studio album, The Gravity Of Impermanence. It will be released worldwide through Selfmadegod Records on April 3rd, 2013.

Check out the track listing and the first single from the album, “Puppet Deities,” after the break.

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Virginia’s hellishly talented grind trio Drugs Of Faith may have one of the best names in rock, but until now they haven’t had a proper full length debut. Bad ass demos, EPs and splits notwithstanding, it was high time to release CORRODED on Selfmadegod Records. The album was recorded at Developing Nations in Baltimore with Kevin Bernsten at the helm, and mastered by Scott Hull of Pig Destroyer/Agoraphobic Nosebleed, plus features a guest contribution from Pig Destroyer’s JR Hayes on a cover of His Hero Is Gone’s “Hinges” anthem.

“It’s not that there is a theme to the record but it is sort of, without being cheesy, that our discourse is being corroded,” says “The Grindfather” Richard Johnson (Agoraphobic Nosebleed, Enemy Soil) about the pulverizing and clanging debut. I have to love a band like Drugs Of Faith, Unsane or even Motorhead who can create such a holy racket with just three members.  National Public Radio’s All Songs Considered blog hosted the premiere of “Hidden Costs,” the fourth track from the album here, and maybe that is what led to the recent battle to cut funding to NPR and PBS. Seriously, this band is not pulling any punches but still have an intellectual side that is as razor sharp as their riffing.

To read the Metal Riot interview with Richard (discussing CORRODED, Cloves, The X-Files, The Tea Party and more) click here.

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