Wednesday, November 28, 2012

AEON- AEONS BLACK ALBUM REVIEW far one of the most underrated death metal bands ever. Coming all the way from Sweden, the band delivers another sick and amazing full length with Aeons Black. This shows that the band knows what they're capable of. Buy the fucking album. You'll be glad you did. For being the band that inspired me to get my first tattoo, I can tell just by listening to this that they have not only gotten stronger, but the technicality has definitely put on a new edge on the death metal scene since their beginning. Harmonizing solos that are literally insane! This is by far a must have if you're a fan of Aeon. I love the instrumental piano track "The Voice of the Accuser." I never thought I'd hear this band have something like that to offer, but the pinched harmonics in the next song called "I Wish You Death" have to be demonic. 8 days ago this album came out. I'm glad to own it. I give it a 5/5 stars regardless of what others may say, but this album tears the Hell out of anything they've ever created until now. GET THE FUCKING ALBUM! I HIGHLY FUCKING RECOMMEND IT!!!!! Remember metalheads, keep it real, keep it alive forever, hails to Aeon, hails to the underground and hails to death metal and extreme music!!! Keep those horns up!!!! \m/-_-\m/ EVILVENGEANCE666

Track Listing:

1) Still They Pray
2) The Glowing Hate
3) The Voice of the Accuser
4) I Wish You Death
5) Garden of Sin
6) Neptune the Mystic
7) Nothing Left To Destroy
8) Passage To Hell
9) Aeons Black
10) Dead Means Dead
11) Sacrificed
12) Aftermath
13) Blessed By the Priest
14) Maze of the Damned
15) Die By My Hands

 This is a picture of my first tattoo. I was inspired by them to do it, and yes...this IS how you do it Tommy. Cheers!!

Tuesday, November 20, 2012


This is the first time in a long time that I've interviewed a musician as cool as this guy is. Noah Carpenter of Skinless and Armor Column took the time to answer my questions and I can't thank him enough. More interviews and album reviews are in the process, so stay tuned metalheads.

1) When did you first find an interest in playing guitar and was guitar the first instrument you ever played?
When I was in grade school I played trumpet in the school band. I was always into heavy metal and pretended to play guitar but when I was 14 I got my first real guitar, amp and lessons.
2) Who are you influences, both musically and personally?
I am influenced by all types of heavy metal and war movies. I'm into metal and military things so they go hand in hand in my music. My early musical influences were Iron Maiden, Judas Priest, Black Sabbath etc. Later on I got into thrash like Overkill, Slayer, Testament etc and then into death metal like Obituary, Suffocation, Broken Hope, Bolt Thrower. It was during this death metal phase that SKINLESS was formed.
3) Besides Skinless and Armor Column, what other bands have you been in?
No 'u' in ARMOR, we use the American spelling, haha. In high school I was in a band called HATEGUTS. It was a weird mix of Metallica, Slayer, Queensryche. We only played one show and had no demos or anything. 3 of the Hateguts members went on to form Skinless.
4) Do you feel as though the death metal today is stronger than it's birth?
Most definitely not. There's just something great about early 90's death metal. Not that there aren't any god bands now, but everybody seems to be worried more about how many beats-per-minute they can play or how many notes they can play. A lot of bands have lost sight of songwriting and riffs I think.
5) Who are you listening to currently, musically?
I'm always going through tons of music. Lately, some of the bands are Death, Rush, Obsession, Testament, Epidemic, Joe Bonamassa, Rainbow, Candlemass, Cage.
6) Where has been your favorite country or state to play at?
Montreal, Canada is one place that is always solid. But that's a hard question because things change over the years. Some places that used to be strong are fading, such as our home area of Albany, NY. It used to be an amazing and energetic scene but the core has grown older I suppose. Certain towns in Germany kick ass, San Francisco has always been good to Skinless. Sometimes it's the places that don't get very many shows.....where there are 50 people going nuts rather than 700 people looking bored. I remember shows in Oklahoma City and Tasmania that had small, but insane crowds.
7) Have you ever had any embarrassing moments while on tour or onstage?
I broke my foot in 2008 while falling off a bar stool in Prague. No, I wasn't drunk at the time but my boot lace got caught on the foot rest of the stool and I fell right over. Had to take the stage for the rest of the tour on crutches. My foot was purple and the size of a football. Wasn't really a fun time.
Why did Skinless break up?
I'm going to post my statement at the time of the breakup, because the answer remains the same:
"We know that many of our fans are restless and wondering what is happening with Skinless, and for the last few years we haven't even known either. I'm not going to go into a deep, detailed description of what has transpired since the 'Trample' album, but we were plagued with lineup issues once again. The frustration of 1 step forward and 2 steps back forced me to just put the band on hiatus and try to recharge the batteries for a while.
"In June 2010 we reunited the old lineup (from the first 2 CDs) for a show in New York, and I had anticipated that we'd end up writing a new album in that formation. When the time came for serious discussions about moving forward with the album a couple of the guys told me they didn't have the 'fire' and/or time to dedicate to the project. For several months afterwards I continued to work on new material and jammed with potential new band members. But, much like the other guys, I concluded that I didn't have the 'fire' either, and my inspiration was more directed towards my other band Armor Column.
"This certainly isn't an easy thing for me to do, as I have dedicated my entire adult life thus far to Skinless. We all have shifting priorities throughout life, and we feel that Skinless has run its course. To continue at this point would be forced and uninspired. Skinless has always been about energy and intensity, and doing anything half-heartedly wouldn't be true to what the band stands for."
9) Who would you say is your favorite guitarist?
Another tough question, I'll need to name a few. Tony Iommi, Robin Trower, Joe Bonamassa, Dave Murray, Adrian Smith, Ritchie Blackmore.
What type of gear do you use?
I use various models of Ibanez guitars. RG's, Jems, Xiphos. EMG81 and 85 pickups. I have a Mesa Boogie Triple Rectifier head and an oversized 4x12 cabinet with Celestion Vintage 30 speakers. Boss tuner and noisegate. InTune custom picks. D'Addario strings.
10) Any last words for Underground Noise?
Thanks for the interview. Anyone interested can a 'like' Skinless and Armor Column on Facebook. Armor Column is currently writing new songs so please keep an eye out.

Monday, November 5, 2012



        Coming out of Florida is a two piece death metal band called The Hackish. With a slight grindcore sound, I can relate this band as a mix of Napalm Death, Defecation, Arch Enemy & Coldworker. Not sure on how some of the listeners will grasp this, but I actually can see this band rising as time goes on. They use a drum machine, but you want to know a fact? Mortician did the same exact thing by using a drum machine and look at where they are now! Hey, gotta do what you gotta do to make the sound, right. Right? RIGHT. However, this 6 song EP is pretty decent must say. Based on their sound, it's good. The only fuss I can make about them is that it's a little fuzzy on the distortion. Other than that, I would have to say that Plagues of Man gets a 4.75/5 stars. Angela Gossow would probably be proud of Sandra's vocal technique. It's a bit thrashy in some spots. The riffs are actually quite catchy. I'd like to hear a solo in a song here and there, but it's okay. Deeds of Flesh used to not solo, and now they do. The bass sounds really smooth, the guitars are a little fuzzy like I said before, but the riffs are cool and catchy, the drums are realistic and clear and the vocals are good. So people, this band I recommend it, but I'm not one to really judge. Keep it real, keep it metal and keep those horns up and keep banging your mother fucking head! \m/-_-\m/ EVILVENGEANCE666

Track Listing for Plagues of Man:


Planetary Guillotine
Secret Lover
Coffin of Beliefs
Congregation Deceased


Andrew Gammil-Music and Vocals

Sandra- Vocals and Lyrics

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