Thursday, December 13, 2012

Munk's Top 66(6) of 2012, Part 2, 49-40


40. Ataraxy- Revelations of the Ethereal 
Release Date- Sept 26th 2012
Genre- Death Metal/Doom
From- Spain
Label- Memento Mori




41. Malignancy- Eugenics  
Release Date- Oct 9th 2012
Genre- Technical Death Metal
From- NY, USA
Label- Willowtip




42. Disastrous- Severe Suffering
Release Date- March 2012
Genre- Brutal Death Metal
From- Philippines 
Label- Brute! Productions




43. Putrid Pile- Blood Fetish
Release Date- May 24th 2012
Genre- Brutal Death Metal
From- WI, USA
Label- Sevared Records




44. General Surgery- Like An Ever Flying Limb
Release Date- Nov 6th 2012
Genre- Death/Grindcore
From- Sweden
Label- Relapse Records




45. Ignivomous- Contragenesis 
Release Date- March 31st 2012
Genre- Death Metal
From- Australia 
Label- Nuclear War Now!




46. Father Befouled- Revulsion of Seraphic Grace 
Release Date- June 30th 2012
Genre- Death Metal
From- Georgia, USA
Label- Dark Descent 




47. Ectovoid- Fractured In The Timeless Abyss
Release Date- May 25th 2012
Genre- Blackened Death
From- Alabama, USA
Label- Hellthrasher Productions 




48. Shadows Fall- Fire From The Sky 
Release Date- May 15th 2012
Genre- Metalcore
From- MASS, USA
Label- Razor & Tie




49. Ash Borer- Cold of Ages 
Release Date- Aug 14th 2012
Genre- Atmospheric Black Metal
From- CA, USA
Label- Profound Lore

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Munk's Top 66(6) of 2012, part 1, 66-50

So here is part 1 of my massive 'best of 2012' list. No bullshit, I've listened to probably about 200-300 albums released in 2012 so far and narrowed it down to only 66 for you guys. I know this blog has been bringing the suck pretty much all of this year and I hope that this, and the following 5 posts make up for that dramatically. As this list progresses I will elaborate more on why exactly the album has made such an impression with me this year. As with any year end list there are plenty of albums that I havent yet gotten to and plenty of albums that I didn't find worthy of my top 66, please feel free to comment with your vomitous opinions below.

And oh yea sorry, but there are no download links here folks, in the hopes that most of you have already bought at least a few of these killer records. And if not, c'mon, I'm sure you can find an active link out there somewhere ;)



50. Vimana- The Collapse 
Release Date- July 1st 2012
Genre- Technical Death/Grind
From- USA
Label- none



51. Pseudogod- Deathwomb Catechesis 
Release Date- April 24th 2012
Genre- Blackened Death Metal
From- Russia
Label- Kvlt/Hells Headbangers 



52. Burzum- Umskiptar
Release Date- May 21st 2012
Genre- Ambient Black Metal
From- Norway
Label- Byelobog Productions 



53. Candlemass- Psalms For The Dead
Release Date- June 8th 2012
Genre- Epic Doom Metal
From- Sweden 
Label- Napalm Records



54. Grave- Endless Procession of Souls
Release Date- Aug 27th 2012
Genre- Death Metal
From- Sweden 
Label- Century Media



55. Hammer of Gore- Uglified 
Release Date- Unknown, 2012
Genre- Death Metal
From- Germany
Label- none



56. Ysengrin- To Enotaton 
Release Date- June 26th 2012
Genre- Experimental Doom/Death/Black/Other
From- France
Label- I, Voidhanger Records



57. Chaos Inception- The Abrogation 
Release Date- June 5th 2012
Genre- Death Metal
From- Alabama, USA
Label- Lavadome Productions 



58. Incantation- Vanquish in Vengeance 
Release Date- Nov 26th 2012
Genre- Death Metal
From- PA, USA
Label- Listenable Records



59. Inanimacy- Transcending Existence 
Release Date- Sept 8th 2012
Genre- Tech Death Metal
From- Australia 
Label- none



60. Allegaeon- Formshifter 
Release Date- May 8th 2012
Genre- Tech Melodic Death
From- CO, USA
Label- Metal Blade



61. Spawn of Possession- Incurso 
Release Date- March 13th 2012
Genre- Tech Death Metal 
From- Sweden 
Label- Relapse Records 



62. The Faceless- Autotheism 
Release Date- Aug 14th 2012
Genre- Progressive Death Metal
From- CA, USA
Label- Sumerian Records 



63. Ophidian I- Solvet Saeclum
Release Date- June 15th 2012
Genre- Tech Death Metal
From- Iceland
Label- Soulflesh Collector Records



64. Deserted Fear- My Empire
Release Date- Sept 28th 2012
Genre- Death Metal 
From- Germany
Label- F.D.A Rekotz



65. Fuck I'm Dead- Another Gory Mess
Release Date- Oct 13th 2012
Genre- Death/Grindcore
From- Australia  
Label- Unknown 



66. King of Asgard- ...To North
Release Date- July 31st 2012
Genre- Melodic Viking/Folk Metal
From- Sweden 
Label- Metal Blade

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Bubbles- Randoms (2006-2009)


Bubbles
2006-2009
Death/Grind

This 5 piece wrecking crew is easily one of the heaviest and yet least talked about bands from NJ over the last couple of years. One of my old bands had the pleasure of sharing the stage with them a few times as well as with their partners in crime 'The Kodiak Bear Regiment' back in either 2006 or 2007. Who the fuck knows, that was a hell of a time.. Anyway, its been said that Bubbles released a self titled full length sometime aound 2009 or so, just before the band met its final demise. If anyone has that record or any other mp3's from them I'd be greatly appreciative. These tracks are simply the 6 songs available on their myspace page and do not fit into any one demo, EP, split, full length etc.. but are definitely worth the download.

1. Bloodeagle (from... unknown)
2. Creation (from... split with Kodiak Bear Regiment)
3. The Intestinal Decorator (from... unknown)
4. Peeling Skin Back (from... demo 2006)
5. Shattered Remains (from... demo 2006)
6. Stay Strong (from... split with Kodiak Bear Regiment)



Monday, November 19, 2012

Updates, praise, vomiiiiiit!!


So.. as I'm sure its no surprise to some I've been incredibly fucking lazy recently. Although lazy mostly translates to busy most days.. weeks.. months.. There is no excuse for my absence. But I promise you that there is more vomits and shitty material still to come. For starters I am planning on an absolutely MASSIVE "best of 2012" list that I will begin typing in 10 album increments starting (hopefully) the first week of December, or basically whenever the fuck I get around to it. I also have an inbox FULL of submissions that I'm sure kick some serious ass. But again, I've just been too busy (and downright lazy) to get to listen to most of it. But I assure you, I will soon enough. Recently, that bitch Hurricane Sandy really put the brakes on the end of my year.. and just as I reached some sort of near normalcy too. Fuck 2012 by the way. So anyway.. please leave a comment or 4 on this post to reassure me that I still have some readers!! I havent forgotten about ya!

I'm looking to link up with a few new blog buddies as well. So please, if you happen to be blogwalking and stop by The Guttural Munk, please, drop a comment and I'll make sure I add you to my list of dear friends =)

Also a quick shout to Frost @ Frost Domain for doing a fucking amazing job recently. You truly are the man! Cheers to you brother. 

Oh yea, and JGD if you are reading this... hurry up! and get something new happening, fucko! I miss TLD more and more everyday. 

I leave you with this...


Friday, November 2, 2012

Hope Everyone Is Ok

My home state of New Jersey got absolutely pounded by hurricane Sandy earlier this week, my area is completely without power and looks like a warzone. I hope anyone else reading this from the East Coast is safe and has suffered minimal damages. Good luck to everyone.

-Munk

Thursday, October 25, 2012

The Living Doorway... is.. gone?

Sad news, but it seems as if The Living Doorway has been deleted. I know the page was in the midst of a hiatus anyway but thats still seriously fucked up. Delete all the links you want but please don't destroy all the great words JGD typed out for assholes like me to read over and over for the last few years. I found more great bands through TLD than any other blog and it was the reason I jumped on blogger in the first place. I cant thank JGD and the other contributors enough for their services. I hope to read more of Jamie's vomits in the near future some way some how. 

Oh, and if TLD was deleted on purpose...  
I'm sure it must have been with good reason \m/

Saturday, October 6, 2012

A Most Evil Interview!




To celebrate the launch of the new, official, Manicidic Records blog. I was asked to do an interview with one of their most notorious and celebrated artists, Evil AKcoustik. As a fan, I am honored to take up this task as this is the first ever published interview with Mr. "Evil". I hoped to have many questions answered about the past, present and future of this ultra creative one headed acoustic monster...

Evil, thank you for agreeing to this interview. I am honored to have been chosen by Manicidic Records to finally learn more about you.

You're very welcome, Munk.

You were one of the most decorated artists on the Manicidic roster with 8 of your 12 official releases having been released through the label. I've got to start my questions by addressing the rumors that circulated just after the release of "Vouex Kill Ass Salt". You are still in fact alive, yes?

Hahaha yea i'm still here. At that point in 2010 I had made my decision to end EvilAK very clear with Manicidic so the label and I thought it would be a fun idea to litterally end the legacy of EvilAK on a very somber and disturbing note... I'm sure it fooled a few people as much as it delighted others hahaha. It really was just a sick way to promote the 'Anthology' release in disguise.

And did it work?

Ha! Fuck no. We didn't really promote that release much anyway. To be honest, 'Anthology' was more just a thank you to the label and a few friends and some diehard fans. Really though, who wants to listen to 38 straight tracks of Evil AKcoustik bullshit??

I've listened to it more than once! I think I even posted it here on The Guttural Munk, and with good response, after the label agreed to have it available for a free download.

Hahaha. well i'm very sorry to hear that dude.

Owch, ok so which one of your many releases do you like the most?

Honestly, i hate most of it like poison hahaha but, the first few recordings were by far the most fun for me to do. The 'Beer Single' actually started as an experiment and really inspired me to record more. Believe it or not I recorded 'Yes It Is' and 'Chronicles' in the same fucking day. I was really fucked up and I had finally found a guitar tone that I wanted to use so I banged out the guitars for 'Yes It Is' in no time and thought it would be funny to attempt a black metal album right afterwards. I got on such a creative high that day that I said fuck it and layed down the drums and vocals for both 'Yes It Is' and 'Chronicles' in the same session right after. I had such a fucking head ache after all that shit but I was so proud of those songs!

That is pretty cool stuff! Why did you decide to remaster Chronicles?

Because it sounded like complete shit! For some reason I fucked with my settings going from the 'Yes It Is' songs to the 'Chronicles' tracks. The first mix of 'Chronicles' is one of the most offensive things you'll ever hear. You cant make it all the way through without getting a pounding headache, I swear hahaha.

Why the sudden change in approach on the 'No Strings Attached' EP in 2008?

After 'Yes It Is' and 'Chronicles' I recorded the 'Zombie Apocalypse' cover, which to this day is one of my personal favorite EA tracks. Then i banged out a few more stupid songs that were never released until the 'Anthology' collection because I really didnt like the direction that the sound was going in yet. To me everything sounded rushed and horribly unpolished. People started comparing EvilAK to Seth Putnam's joke project called 'Impaled Northern Moonforest'. In a way I was flattered, but ultimately I had no idea of the existence of that band until AFTER i started EvilAK. It definitely took the wind out of my ass. So i wanted 'No Strings Attached' to sound like something completely different so i ditched the acoustic guitar and decided to record a noise/grind album with retarded fast drums, corny fuckin keyboards and varied vocals. As a whole i think the album fucking sucks.

I liked it, I remember when you released it on your MySpace page. It was really killer.

Hahaha fucking MySpace.

You eventually picked up the acoustic guitar again though...

Well yea. But the 'AKcoustik Beast' album was technically recorded right after the release of 'Chronicles' in 2007. it wasnt originally going to be an 11 minute song. I had so many riffs and ideas but i couldnt find cohesion until i had the idea to theme the shit out with Altered Beast samples. I fucking hate that song.  

Really? There are tons of great riffs in there...

You're right, I hate MOST of that song.

So you released AKcoustik Beast in 2009, 2 years after it was recorded but also in 2009 you released the famed split with 'Behelet Blodimys' and my personal favorite the 'Frost' EP. That must have been a pretty busy year for you huh?

Yea i finally finished the mixing and editing of 'AKcoustik Beast' and threw it to Manicidic and basically begged to not have it promoted. They countered by asking me to record a split with one of their new artists 'Behelet Blodimys' to help promote their new full length so i recorded the 2 songs in classic EvilAK style with a more practiced aproach and better results. I wanted to create a dark, atmospheric sound that I had never dwelled in before. I actually like those songs as well, so i decided to repackage them as the 'Frost' EP.

Those songs are killer, very dark stuff...

Extremely dark. I recorded them on seperate days with different settings, I didnt want them to flow like one recording, i wanted to have 2 distinct songs for that release. I was hoping it would inspire me to write more tracks.. but it didnt hahaha.

What about 'Vouex Kill Ass Salt'? That was done after the 'Frost' sessions right?

Yes. VKAS was a spur of the moment recording. I had the idea and i ran with it.

I think thats Evil AKcoustik at its most creative and successful, would you agree?

Hahaha yea probably. I basically took the poorly executed idea from 'No String Attached' and refined the hell out of it. No guitars, fast drums and a total "vocal asault". I got a lot of great feedback from that EP. Manicidic loved it and included it in its entirety on the 2010 Summer Sampler. If Evil AKcoustik is remembered for anything right now its probably VKAS, and i'm fine with that.

What have you been doing since the release of VKAS and the 'Anthology' collection?

Shit. I've worked with a few bands but nothing im at liberty to talk about for the sake of keeping EvilAK a secret...

Whats up with that anyway?

It just seems right. EvilAK was never to be about me, it was always supposed to be a creative outlet for some feelings and emotions, ideas and failures. I'd rather not have a face connected with the music, its more mysterious that way. Although that IS me on the 'Zombie Apocalypse' cover...

Fair enough, so its been over 2 years now since any new material has surfaced. You agreed to this interview so what does the future hold for Evil AKcoustik, if anything?

Its hard to say, i still have the original guitar but it needs a fucking ton of work. I dont really want to put out another album like VKAS because i'm not a one trick pony. I feel that would sound tired, i'd like to leave that style alone for now. But.. Manicidic had an idea that would promote 'Blodimys' by having him record an old 'EvilAK' song and me record a 'Blodimys' track for a split cd. I'm still debating the idea, i'm sure it would be fun but, i dont know. We'll see.

Well you have over 12 releases under your belt already, and personally I'd love to see you with a few more. Did you like the banner I created for your new blog?

Fuck yea. actually, thats the first time I've ever seen all the album covers lined up like that. It was pretty staggering actually. It brought back alot of positive memories! Thanks for that hahaha.

Any time man! Is there anything else you'd like to touch on?

Nah not really, i thank you though.

Would you mind if I added a link for the Anthology collection?

Hahaha go for it. Thanks.


Evil AKcoustik- Anthology (2010 Manicidic Records)
Acoustic Death/Grind/Black/Noise, USA

1-9) Voeux Kill Ass Salt EP (2010)
*speed grindcore/noise
10-11) Frost EP (2009)
*black metal
12-17) No Strings Attached EP (2008)
*speed grindcore/noise
18-24) Chronicles EP (2007)
*black metal
25-30) Yes It Is... EP (2007)
*death metal/grindcore
31) AKcoustik Beast (2008)
*instrumental black metal
32-35) Unreleased Material (2006-2010)
36) Zombie Apocalypse, Mortician Cover
37) Break Your Fucking Face, So I Shot Myself Cover
38) Beer Single (2006)



Saturday, September 8, 2012

Bands looking for reviews.. look no further

So, I've always taken demo/album submissions from bands and labels but I think I'm going to make it my full time blogging gig from now on. Bands from all walks of life and all styles of Death/Black/Grind/Hardcore/Noise/Folk etc are welcome to submit their tunes. Heres a couple of bullet points to understand before you email me..

- If your band sucks I'm going to tell you that you suck and why you suck. I'm not going to score every submission well unless it deserves to be scored as so. Please take any and all criticism like an adult.

- If your band truly kicks ass I will help you get your material out to more listeners.

- mp3's are fine and good, but physical copies are much better. Theres nothing better than being able to hold a cd/cassette/vinyl in your hands before a review. By allowing yourself to soak in the artwork and liner notes it will enhance the overall perception of the material..

Bands and labels interested can email me at Manicidic@hotmail.com


i hope your submission ends up here...

Friday, June 29, 2012

Summer Picks From The Munk Part 2

The summer of 2012 is quickly ramping up to be an epic release season for some of metals strongest acts. This post alone shows releases from 3 veteran groups that absolutely deserve your respect. Remember guys, there are no download links here, and nothing would make me happier than to have each one of you actually go out and purchase these sure to be awesome albums. I will try to stay on top of more new releases as they become available but for now, enjoy round 2...

Tell me in a comment which release are you guys most excited about and which releases I totally fucked up on and left out of my list.

Ensiferum- Unsung Heroes (8/27)
Spikefarm Records



Grave- Endless Procession of Souls (8/27)
Century Media



Autopsy- Born Undead DVD (8/28)
Peaceville

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Depravation- I:PRAEDICTVM (2012)

Depravation
I:PRAEDICTVM (2012)
Genre- Blackenedcore

Got an email from these German lads a few days ago. Its an odd demo for sure but I like the direction they are going in. The cassettes are hand numbered in human blood and limited to 50 copies, thats cool enough for me to support. And actually I had already downloaded this from The Living Doorway before I realized that this same demo was awaiting me in my email haha. Oh well, as always JGD sums it up much better than I ever could, so you can check out his post and excellent blog here.





Tuesday, June 19, 2012

So when is it ok to burn?


To all of my dear readers, record collectors, newbs and fellow bloggers I pose a serious question to you.. After the wait time is over, the captcha entered and the progress bar has completed, after the .RAR has been extracted or the .ZIP file has been unzipped and the MP4 has been converted.. When is it ok to take your download to the next level and burn your spoils onto a cheap CD-R, only to be scribbled on with a dried out sharpie and then stored, yet admired indefinitely?

On this topic I have some very conflicting views of my own.. As a diehard record collector and an advocate of death metal overall, I believe you should fully support a band if you enjoy their material. You can do so of course by purchasing the album when it's released, possibly with a tshirt/bundle as well and definitely trying attend their shows when possible. But when it is impossible to do the before mentioned, is it ever ok to download their material and burn it for yourself? To revisit at will and to treasure, to keep locked away in the vaults of your own record collection and claim it as, well.. yours?

Sometimes imports and long out of print releases can draw some pretty absurd asking prices, even on the used market. Shipping over sea's and paying in foreign currency can also turn off some collectors.  Sometimes the material is so old and rare that it has never even pressed onto a cd to begin with. I think that downloading and burning off a copy of some hand drawn paper labeled lo-fi cassette tape from a now defunct band from the early 90's is just fine AND in a way you're actually keeping that recording, band and its energy alive for future listeners to enjoy. Better yet, recently some amazing labels have been constantly remastering and reissuing old obscurities and releasing them at great prices. I commend them, and have been trying to collect as many as possible, but it's not always that simple.. Then there is of course the band that has never even released their material onto a physical format, but yet offers mp3's to anyone who will listen, free of charge. Now dont get me wrong, leaks of new releases are fun and are sometimes a great way to commit yourself to a new purchase or artist but where do you draw that line between sampling and well.. owning?

Now, I am personally guilty of owning a lot of burned CD's.. Many were shared by friends, artwork and all, some searched for and downloaded after losing or damaging the original copy and then there are some that were downloaded on a drunken whim and then out of pure greed and obsession burned onto a measly .17 cent CD-R. So again, the readers of my vomits, I ask you...

When, in your opinion, is it ok to burn something that you've downloaded?

Inbred- The Tomb (2011)


Inbred
The Tomb
2011
Metalcore / Deathcore

1. Gray Skies
2. Blood River
3. Venial Sin
4. Season Of The Fog
5. Uppsala
6. Delivering Chaos
7. I Confess
8. Nemesis II
9. Dark Light Of A Chiral Sun
10. Sanctuary Of The Hopeless
11. The Tomb


*band request, support em!

Thursday, June 14, 2012

An Extraterrestrial Death Metal Bonanza!

Ah, death metal is such a fascinating genre. Most bands tend to grab hold of a theme firmly by the throat and refuse to let go.. no matter how beaten and repetitive it ultimately gets. The recent "space" theme has been running rampant among some bands right now and thats cool with me. The noodle crazy acts like Wormed or The Contortionist are making waves by casting wicked spells upon their poor instruments and some bands have even focused in a little deeper on their own vision of what spacey death metal should be and wrote entire albums based on the visitors and inhabitants that may or may not be lurking in the dark and vast outer realms that exist in all corners of our massive and mysterious universe. So this post is dedicated to them. I, Munk, am absolutely obsessed with both the potential creatures of unknown origins as well as of course some kick ass death metal, so a post like this just seemed like a no brainer.


Xenomorph
Empyreal Regimes (1995)

Next to the 'grays' which believe me we will get into soon enough, there is no other ALIEN that has made more of an impact on pop culture than the Xenomorph. Yes, this band not only embraced this famously deadly creatures name but also its image for their sole album cover. Xenomorph formed in 1990 in Omaha Nebraska with members that would soon end up in Diabolical Possession, Angelcorpse and Immolation. They only released one demo before 'Empyreal Regimes' which is their only full length. Fans of quick, punishing old school death metal should dig the sound here, and I bet that even Sigourney Weaver owns a copy of this now rare piece of obscure death metal history ;)


Hypocrisy
The Arrival (2004)

Hypocrisy is a band that has gone through many musical evolutions through their many active years. In my opinion they've solidified themselves as the metal act most associated with aliens. I could have chosen any one of their ET and interdimensional themed albums to write about but I chose 'The Arrival' for a 2 reasons.. Number 1, this is the first Hypocrisy record I owned, so deal with it. And number 2, the cover is just simply bad ass and fits with my theme perfectly. Three grays venturing out of their craft ready to dissect and prod some unsuspecting humans.. or cattle, we're not really sure. Either way it is this imagry that ultimately drove me to this album. While venturing deeper into their vast catalogue of releases through the years I've learned that I definitely enjoy the earlier, more aggressive approach to death metal that they once had in the early 90's, but this record will always have a warm spot in my geeky heart.


Andromophus Rexalia
Cosmic Collison Into The Fifth Dimension (2010)

This album is a twisted look into the potentially evil side of visitors from another world. Filled with ominous and bizarre samples, inhuman vocals and blisteringly fast drum and guitar work. This is technical death metal from another planet overseasoned with a heavy hand of brutal grindcore. I chose this album for obvious reasons, it seems like the grays from the before mentioned Hypocrisy album cover have found their next subject. He appears to be a business man trapped in some sort of a tractor beam and it is inevitable that he will soon end up on the craft seen at the very top of the albums cover. note that a priest is also held captive but I think the visitors infact have another fate in mind for this poor servant of the cloth. The music displayed here makes the listener feel as if he is that priest, injured both physically and mentally, pinned down against his will, and soon subject to an absolute beating.


Devouring Doom
Them (2010)

Devouring Doom is a 2 man experimental death metal project from Barcelona Spain. I havent been able to read the lyrics or even hold an actual copy of this demo but my buddy over at DeathMetalInvasion posted this a while back and sums it up much better than I can...

"Devouring Doom makes us think about the universe and the beings that possible live in it. It also talks about the destiny of humanity and how humans are destroying the Earth. Devouring Doom takes you deep in the human's soul and reflects us the worst humanity sins. In that way, we are doomed to oblivion."

Sounds pretty deep to me, you can check out this free release here.


Rings Of Saturn
Embryonic Anomaly (2010)

If there is one band on this list that may actually be from another planet it would be Rings Of Saturn without a doubt. These kids play an unbelievably punishing technical style of death metal that is definitely not native to this Earth. The lyrical content is ripe with that of alien invasions, various themes pertaining to outer space and the coming destruction of our planet at the hands of another species. And shit, the cover art is fucking cool too, focusing more on the interbreeding and genetically altering aspects of these alledged space dwellers. Looks like the shit is about to hit the fan if/when these things start breaking out of their little test tubes and begin the hunt for some extraterrestrial bloodfeast all their own...


Annunaki
Throne of the Annunaki (2007)

Our jouney ends with a very special and more recent find for me. Not only is this band from New Jersey but they happen to call themselves Annunaki! To those unfamiliar with this term, the story of the Annunaki is as follows.. They were an alleged race of star people who came to the planet Earth from the planet Niburu about 450,000 years ago after colonizing the planet Mars as well. The Annunaki stood 7-9 feet tall and brought great knowledge to the ancient Sumerians of astronomy and architecture among other subjects. it is said that they also mined the planet for gold, one of the most rare metals in the solar system. It was believed that the gold was a key component in shielding their crafts from the intense heat created by entering the atmopshere. These so called "gods", sound like a bunch of cool ass dudes who I'd love to drink Niburuian beers with and spin a few death metal records. Annunaki play a brash version of blackened death metal with heavy thrash overtones. Pretty bad ass stuff and very deserving of such an awesome name.


Thanks (as always) for reading my vomits. And if I overlooked any bands or albums that might have fit in with this post please alert me to my failures.

Monday, June 11, 2012

Summer Picks From The Munk Part 1

Alright guys, the sticky humidity and raunchy heat of the New Jersey summer is just about lurching upon me, soon my wretched one bedroom apartment will reak of yesterdays rotting garbage as the sun cooks and penetrates through my scummy thick walled brick building. Here I bring to you some sort of an oasis, a quick list of a couple of sick, not to be missed, summer releases that are guaranteed to slay your stereos until the demons of the fall indeed do arive. So grab a beer, turn up the A/C, scrape up some coin and preorder these sure to be gems. Remember, this is merely a fraction of all the great music being released this summer. I will try to post new lists as more cover artwork becomes available. And sorry,there are absolutely no download links here boys, as nothing would make me more happy than to have all of you grimy fucks go out and actually purchase these releases. As I know I will be...

Tell me in a comment which release are you guys most excited about and which releases I totally fucked up on and left out of my list.

Dying Fetus- Reign Supreme (6/19)
Relapse Records



Nile- At The Gate Of Sethu (6/29)
Nuclear Blast Records



The Contortionist- Intrinsic (7/17)
Good Fight Music



King of Asgard- ...To North (7/31)
Metal Blade Records



Evoken- Atra Mors (7/31)
Profound Lore