Monday, November 19, 2012

Malignancy - Eugenics

Willowtip Records

"Eugenics" is Malignancy's third full length record that marks their 20 years of technical brutality. It's a concept record about the extinction of man. It features ten songs that runs for half an hour. It was recorded between 2010 to 2011 at the Geller Cellar Studio and mixed and mastered at Dissonant Studio. It comes in a standard CD format with a two panel artwork by Justin Osbourn from Slasher Design. This is their second release with Willowtip Records. 

I pre-ordered the CD, t-shirt, and sweatpants package from Willowtip Records a month before the release date.  Unfortunately, there was a delay with the printing of the sweatpants and my order was put in the Ulcerate pre-order. I received the package a month after the release date. Another pre-order disaster. My life is shit.

The artwork is not gore themed, but it fits the concept of the record. They have also broken a tradition and they used a different font for the title of the record. 

The music is an evolutionary mutation of "Cross Species Transmutation" and "Inhuman Grotesqueries." It's an obra maestra of order from chaos! The musicianship and songwriting is insane and it destroys the previous records! "Mortality Weakness" is my favorite Malignancy song and I think I will add "Eugenics", "Global Systemic Collapse", and "Cataclysmic Euphoria" to the list soon. 

The lyrics is about the extinction of man. This is the first time for Malignancy to release a concept record. It's also the first time that I was able to read their lyrics in one sitting.   Danny Nelson is writing in English this time. Well, for me at least.

I love the production of "Frailty Of The Human Condition" with a passion but I must say that the production of "Eugenics" is their best. It's clear yet brutal as fuck! I wish "Cross Species Transmutation" had this kind of production! Imagine what "Mortality Weakness" would sound like! 

Malignancy is one of the bands that changed my life. I have been a fan since the "Ignorance Is Bliss" demo and all that matters to me is that they have stayed true to their style and they consistently get malignant with every release. "Eugenics" is a reason for me to stay a fan. 

Monday, October 15, 2012

Mothership - Dirty Fucking Rehearsal 2012

"Dirty Fucking Rehearsal Demo 2012"

Joseph Conde, bassist, artist, scene veteran, and overall nice lad, gave this demo to me at the Third World Dopesick gig last September 29, 2012 at the Light & Space Contemporary, Fairview, Quezon City which was killer! If you were not there then you're a faggot! You must have attended another talent show disguised as a Metal gig with a line up of gay cover bands. Anyways, I also bought a couple of copies of the demo for my distro. It comes in a black and white slipcase pressed on a CDR with a Mothership stomp box sticker. I love the cover. I don't know but it reminds me of Roller Girl from the film "Boogie Nights."  It features three songs of fat and groovy stoner rock that will take you high as Pepe's kite. It's perfect for drinking, smoking, and having unprotected sex with strangers. Honestly, this is the first time I got into the vocals of Bene. His style is perfect for Mothership. He is irritating to see live, though. During their set, I need to close my eyes to fully enjoy their music. I need a "Refill." This demo is not enough. I hope they cut down on drinking beer and eating sisig to save money for a studio recording.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Masticating Cavite II

I will finally have a chance to see the Philippines' sickest in one gig! See you sick fucks in the pit!

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Phlegm Thrower

Lock up your grandmothers as groovy goregrinders PHLEGM THROWER will cum up with an MCD soon to be released on BERDUGO RECORDS!

Malignancy - Eugenics


I just pre-ordered the third full length of one of the bands that have changed my life and I'm psyched to get the record in my hands and listen to it! I hope they stayed malignant! The record will be out on October 9th!

Friday, September 7, 2012

Monstrosity - Live Apocalypse

"Live Apocalypse" DVD
Conquest Music

I bought this DVD directly from the band and as always, they ship fast as fuck. This is Monstrosity's first official DVD. It comes in a four panel digipack with a simple layout having a crowd shot as the cover, band photos in the inner panels, and credits at the back cover.

The DVD is divided into three parts: "Live Apocalypse", "Studio Apocalypse", and "Interviews."

"Live Apocalypse" features footage from the "Brutal Assualt Festival 2010 (Czech Republic)." It is professionally recorded with killer audio and video quality. There are only five songs in this set, but it's killer to see Monstrosity slay live in the confines of my home. Lee Harrison is a fucking beast behind the kit!

"Studio Apocalypse" features the vocal, guitar, bass, and drum tracking of "Spiritual Apocalypse" at the legendary Morrisound Studios. It's about half an hour of studio footage. It also shows Kelly Shaefer from Atheist recording back up vocals for "Firestorm" which was fucking cool.

"Interviews" features the band talking about the recording of "Spiritual Apocalypse", life on the road, etc... and there are rehearsal and live footage taken from their South American tour.

It's killer that Monstrosity released "Live Apocalypse" as it's the only way for me to experience a Monstrosity pit. It also completed my "Spiritual Apocalypse" listening experience even though I only have a promo CD that the band gave me as a birthday present, but I will definitely buy an official copy once I have extra money for Metal. Hail Monstrosity!

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Wave Of Darkness/Scrawlshop/Tripalium/In Dark Purity 'Zines

 L-R: Roel/Tripalium, Alex/IDP, Georgekills/Impetus, Emil/WOD, and Rallye/Scrawlshop

This photo was taken after the "Bahid Ng Dugo" gig at Mayrics, EspaƱa, Manila on June 1, 2007.  Who would have thought that we would all be working together?

WAVE OF DARKNESS, SCRAWLSHOP, TRIPALIUM, and IN DARK PURITY 'zines will be working on a four-way split issue!  Well, Rallye is not aware of it yet, but I'm sure there is nothing he can do about it now!  This is going to be IN DARK PURITY 'zine's first time to work with other 'zines as I have always wanted to do things on my own, but I don't know how much longer I can do 'zines with all my real life responsibilities, so I thought it would be a killer idea to work on a four-way split issue with these sick fucks! We all have different ideologies in our 'zines, but we all know how to have a fucking killer time when we all get together, and we all love and respect Metal for what it is and what it's about and we will never sell our souls to the mainstream like what other so called Metalheads are doing in the local scene these days! The working title for my side of the split will be called "Orgy In Excrements." It's the only way I can describe this vile alliance. It's a song title from AUTOPSY's "Acts Of The Unspeakable" in case you didn't know. I'm looking forward to this project and it's an honor and pleasure to be working with the Philippines' sickest fanzine editors! 

Autopsy - Born Undead

"Born Undead"
Peaceville Records

I pre-ordered this from Peaceville Records and I received it on August 27th, 2012. The day of the official release. 

"Born Undead" is Autopsy's second official DVD.  It comes in a 24 page digibook with killer artwork by Kent Mathieu. The same artist that worked on "Severed Survival", "Acts Of The Unspeakable", and "Torn From The Grave." The booklet is filled with band photos taken from the reunion gigs, two promo shots, track list, and credits.

The DVD is divided into three parts: "A History Of Horror", "Concerts", and "Extras."

"A History Of Horror" is a comprehensive documentary of Autopsy's birth, death, and resurrection in their own words. 

"Concerts" features Autopsy's reunion gigs at "Maryland Death Fest 2010 (USA)", "Party San 2010 (Germany)", "Hole In The Sky 2010 (Norway)", and "Slaughter By The Water 2011 (USA)."

"Extras" features "The Tomb Within - Promo Trailer 2010", 
"My Corpse Shall Rise - Official Video 2010", "Voices - Creepy Kofy Movie Time 2011", and "All Tomorrows Funerals - Official Video 2012."

I love band history and "A History Of Horror" documentary is well done and very informative. There are commentaries made by past members, Cannibal Corpse, Exhumed, Impaled, and Obliteration. There are also a lot of rare photos, rehearsal, live, and studio footage interweaved throughout the documentary.

I wanted to attend "Maryland Death Fest 2010" to witness history as Autopsy reunites, but my wife and I went to Phuket, Thailand to celebrate our second wedding anniversary. Needless to say, I don't have the money to make the trip. Now that I'm married, my wife is my priority and Metal has become my mistress, ha! Fortunately, the "Maryland Death Fest 2010" set is featured in this DVD in its entirety! It's the first professional live footage that I have ever seen from Autopsy and the audio and video quality is fucking killer!  For a third world metalhead from the Philippines like me.  "Born Undead" is the closest I can get to be in an Autopsy pit! 

"Born Undead" left me "Gasping For Air"! It's the sickest Death Metal DVD that I own next to Cannibal Corpse's "Centuries Of Torment: The First 20 Years." I watched it in one sitting and I didn't even notice that it was five hours long! The artwork, packaging, and the featured contents will make even a die hard Autopsy fan "Vomit On The Nearest Asshole." I did. Mandatory!

Monday, September 3, 2012


Hand numbering IDP VI. Now in the hundred mark.  If you are interested to get a copy send me your girlfriend's or wife's panties. Hit me up at Stay sick!

Third World Dopesick


"Hardbox Limited Edition"
Media Target Distribution

"Hardbox 20th Anniversary Limited Edition" 
Media Target Distribution

I discovered Nekromantik through Death Metal. I thought Nekromantik was a band. I always see Death Metal bands wear Nekromantik t-shirts! I was in high school and there was no Internet at that time and I honestly have no idea. I only learned that Nekromantik was a film after reading an Autopsy interview. Since then I have been looking for a copy. I managed to get a sub-standard VHS copy from a trader and years later, I got a bootleg DVD from RFC (OG local mall in Las Pinas City). It's extremely difficult to get an official copy, and when I come across one, I couldn't afford it. It's fucking killer that they released these obra maestra on limited edition hardbox sets and I was fortunate enough to get a copy of each. Nekromantik is the sickest underground film that I have ever seen and to finally have an official copy in my hands means a lot to me. Horns up to Buttgereit and Jelinski!  

Check out for Nekromantik swag!

Monday, August 27, 2012

Slayer - The Vinyl Conflict

"The Vinyl Conflict"

This is fuckin' Slayer! Buy it!

Pus Vomit - Studio Update

PUS VOMIT is now in the final mixing stages of the "Stoned To Death" EP at DEMIURGE DIGITAL. The layout will be done by Jamie Perez from SPLATTER PROJECT. It will be released by BERDUGO RECORDS. Your life will soon be destroyed!

Surrogate Prey - Studio Update

SURROGATE PREY have started recording at DEMIURGE DIGITAL for the split with DEATH AFTER BIRTH to be released on BERDUGO RECORDS. Two sessions down so far.

Friday, January 6, 2012