Welcome to The Skulls of Wrath Show.
We're back doing the online radio show thing. Makes more sense, dunnit? I mean, I came from radio after all.
Below you'll find a playlist & copy of my notes I used for the show- generally not for public consumption
Motorhead- The Hammer.
(A: Ace of Spades. 1980.) Fast Eddie Clarke, the last surviving member of the classic Motorhead lineup, passed 10th January 2018. R.I.P.
Corrosion of Conformity- The Luddite.
New album- “No Cross No Crown” out now & the band seem to be on tour with Black Label Society across America. I mean, around since the early 80’s, 10 studio albums now, at least, you know- everyone knows these guys, no brainer.
Headroller – God of Torment (NZ)
Self titled, debut album, out now!
Dark Divinity – Season of Dark (NZ)
Newly formed melodic death metal band, a super group – i.e. Into Orbit, Cripple Mr Onion, Destructatron, Team Kill. Based in wellington nz, according to their fb page…Debut single (seasons of dark.) Upcoming gigs- early Feb @ Scorn of Creation album release show. End of May @ Libidinous Metalfest 2.
Dutch, darkened death metal, also black metal and thrash influenced band, have an album, their 2nd, Dodekathlon, a concept album based on the labours of Hercules, is out now. At the end of last year, I had the opportunity to speak with guitar player and founder, Ramon Ploeg. Please note that at this time, the single released at that point was “From Feast to Beast.”
>>INTERVIEW WITH RAMON PLOEG OF BLEEDING GOD<<
Bleeding Gods – Tripled Anger
Lyric video for this song out now.
Hellbringer – Awakened from the Abyss.
Playing at Strike of the Beast 4. Final line up. Bulletbelt are unable to play this now. Hellbringer are headliners with local support from DeathCall, Neutralizer, Vargafrost, and Silent Torture. Feb 17th
Viscera Trail – Remains of Disploded Humans
Tasmanian death metallers, Psycroptic are heading back to NZ for a tour of chch, Akld & Weli, and are bringing with them Viscera Trail from Isreal.
- Friday 2nd of March – The Club Tavern Christchurch.
- Saturday 3rd of March – Whammy Bar Backroom (Limited tickets)
- Sunday 4th of March – Valhalla
Organectomy – Domain of the Wretched
Title track from the bands new album. The Chch band is accompanying americans, One of the most brutal, relentless and vital forces in extreme music, Cattle Decapitation will lay waste to NZ for the very first time in February!
- Thurs 8th Feb - The Kings Arms Tavern – Akld. (w/ Organectomy, Perditionist, Scorn of Creation.)
- Fri 9th Feb - The Club Tavern Christchurch – Chch (w/ Organectomy, Blindfolded and Led to the Woods, Silent Torture.)
- Sat 10th Feb - Valhalla – Wgtn (w/ Organectomy, Carnal, Depraved.)
Sepultura – I am the Enemy
From Machine Messiah. Andreas Kisser (Jan 2017) about the album, now the band are hitting up NZ on a tour with Death Angel, May 11th, Akld (The Studio), May 12th Weli (San Fran), May 13th (The Foundry) also, according to facebook apparently it’s vocalist derrick greens birthday, depending on time zone differences...
Ektomorf – The Prophet of Doom
From upcoming album Fury, due 16th Feb.
Mammoth Grinder- Servants of the Most High
From promo email:
Underground extreme metal trio MAMMOTH GRINDER return after five long years with their fourth full-length Cosmic Crypt, a non-stop, meteoric force of aggression and mayhem. Self-recorded by the band at Trax East in South River, NJ, mixed by Arthur Rizk (Power Trip, Sepultura, Inquisition) and mastered by Toxic Holocaust’s Joel Grind, Cosmic Crypt is an 11 track slab of primitive, punk-inflected death metal. Frontman Chris Ulsh (Power Trip, Impalers) recruited Mark Bronzino (Iron Reagan) and Ryan Parrish (Iron Reagan, ex-Darkest Hour) to take MAMMOTH GRINDER to new heights of misanthropic rage and blazing songcraft!