STAFF PLAYLISTS: May 2011

Adrien Begrand

  1. Fucked Up – David Comes to Life (Matador)
  2. Hell – Human Remains (Nuclear Blast)
  3. Arch Enemy – Khaos Legions (Century Media)
  4. Austra – Feel it Break (Paper Bag)
  5. Amorphis – The Beginning of Times (Nuclear Blast)

Book: A Visit From the Goon Squad, by Jennifer Egan (Knopf)
DVD: Alphaville, dir. Jean-Luc Godard (Criterion)

Gruesome Greg

  1. Pentagram – Last Rites (Metal Blade)
  2. Pentagram – Turn to Stone (Peaceville)
  3. Pentagram – Show ’em How (Black Widow)
  4. SweetKiss Momma – Revival Rock (indie)
  5. Blizaro – City of the Living Nightmare (Razorback)

BOOK: Angels of Death: Inside the Biker Gang’s Crime Empire by Julian Sher and William Marsden (Da Capo Press)

Kyle Harcott

  1. Batillus – Furnace (Seventh Rule)
  2. Goat Horn – Storming the Gates (October 32nd)
  3. Axis Of Perdition – Tenements (of the Anointed Flesh) (Aural Music/Code666)
  4. Gates Of Slumber – The Wretch (Rise Above)
  5. Pentagram – Last Rites (Metal  Blade)

BOOK:  Spray Paint The Walls: The Story of Black Flag, Stevie Chick
MOVIE: Insidious
DOCUMENTARY: Kubrick’s Odyssey: Secrets Hidden in the Films of Stanley Kubrick

Rob Hughes

  1. Red Fang—Murder the Mountains (Relapse)
  2. Graveyard—Hisingen Blues (Nuclear Blast)
  3. Primordial—Redemption at the Puritan’s Hand (Metal Blade)
  4. Obscura—Omnivium (Relapse)
  5. Zombi—Escape Velocity (Relapse)

Book: Spaz, by Bonnie Bowman
Film: American: The Bill Hicks Story

Rob Kachluba

  1. Demonaz – March of the Norse (Nuclear Blast)
  2. While Heaven Wept – Fear of Infinity (Nuclear Blast)
  3. Artillery – My Blood (Metal Mind)
  4. Mercenary – Metamorphosis (Prosthetic)
  5. Darkest Era – The Last Caress of Light (Metal Blade)

Sarah Kitteringham

  1. Altar of Plagues- Mammal (Profound Lore)
  2. Sleep- Dopesmoker (Tee Pee)
  3. Discordance Axis – The Inalienable Dreamless (Hydra Head)
  4. Coffins – Mortuary in Darkness (Enucleation Records)
  5. Black Flag – Slip It In (SST)

Book – The Evolution of God by Robert Wright
Film- Lemmy

Matt Lewis

  1. Amon Amarth – Surtur Rising (Metal Blade)
  2. Between the Buried and Me – Parallax Hypersleep (Metal Blade)
  3. The Ocean – Heliocentric (Metal Blade)
  4. The Ocean- Anthropocentric (Metal Blade)
  5. Rammstein – Mutter (Motor)

Albert Mansour

  1. Augury – Concealed (Sonic Unyon Metal)
  2. Profaner – Signs Of Nine (Northern Storm Records)
  3. Anvil – Juggernaut of Justice (The End)
  4. Riot – Narita (Capital records)
  5. Blind Illusion – The Sane Asylum (Combat)

Film: The Terminator

Ola Mazzuca

  1. Red Circuit – Homeland (Limb Music)
  2. Lacuna Coil – Karmacode (Century Media)
  3. Arch Enemy – Rise Of The Tyrant (Century Media)
  4. Fabri Fibra – Controcultura (Universal Italia)
  5. The Chemical Brothers – Further (Parlophone)

Film: Under The Tuscan Sun, dir. by Audrey Wells

Justin M. Norton

  1. Gates Of Slumber – The Wretch (Rise Above)
  2. Autopsy – Macabre Eternal (Peaceville)
  3. Tombs – Path of Totality (Relapse)
  4. Gridlink – Orphan (Hydra Head)
  5. Incantation – Onward To Golgotha (Relapse)

Book: The True History Of The Elephant Man by Michael Howell and Peter Ford

Sean Palmerston

  1. Altar of Plagues – Mammal (Profound Lore)
  2. Darkest Era – The Last Caress Of Light (Metal Blade)
  3. Deceased – Surreal Overdose – (Shrieks From The Hearse/PATAC Records)
  4. In Solitude – The World.The Flesh.The Devil (Metal Blade)
  5. Zombi – Escape Velocity (Relapse)

Blu-Ray: America Lost and Found:The BBS Story – Criterion
TV: Game Of Thrones

Jonathan Smith

  1. Fauna – Rain (Independent)
  2. Echtra – A War For Wonder (20 Buck Spin)
  3. Krallice – Diotima (Profound Lore)
  4. Anathema – Judgement (KOCH Records)
  5. Blackfield – s/t (KOCH Records)

Book: Inventing Japan, by Ian Buruma
Film: The inside of my eyelids

Kevin Stewart-Panko

  1. New Keepers of the Water Towers – The Calydonian Hunt (Meteor City)
  2. KEN Mode – Venerable (Profound Lore)
  3. Fuck the Facts – Disgorge Mexcio (Relapse)
  4. DJ Victor Wooten – Now or Never [youtube]
  5. Exhumed – All Guts, No Glory (Relapse)

Book: Argh, Fuck, Kill: The Story of the Dayglo Abortions, Chris Walter

Renee Trotier

  1. Volbeat – Guitar Gangsters & Cadillac Blood (Mascot)
  2. Torche – Meanderthal (Hydra Head)
  3. Primordial – Redemption at the Puritan’s Hand (Metal Blade)
  4. American Heritage – Sedentary (Translation Loss)
  5. Turbid North – Orogeny (Self Released)

Book: Onward – Howard Shultz

Jason Wellwood

  1. Amon Amarth – Sutur Rising (Metal Blade)
  2. Anvil – Juggernaut of Justice (The End)
  3. KEN Mode – Venerable (Profound Lore)
  4. Cauldron – Burning Fortune (Earache)
  5. Norris – The Great White North (Year of the Sun)

Revisiting: Sabaton – The Art of War (Re-Armed Edition)
Book:  The Strain by Guillermo Del Toro and Chuck Hogan
Movie: Phantasm (working my way through the entire series)

Adam Wills

  1. Devin Townsend Project – Deconstruction (Inside Out)
  2. November’s Doom – Aphotic (The End)
  3. Pentragram – Last Rites (Metal Blade)
  4. Primordial – Redemption at the Puritan’s Hand (Metal Blade)
  5. Subrosa – No Help For The Mighty One (Profound Lore)

Movie: Rubber

Laura Wiebe

  1. My Dying Bride – Evinta (Peaceville)
  2. Anathema – We’re Here Because We’re Here (The End)
  3. Wolverine – Communication Lost (Candlelight)
  4. Devin Townsend Project – Ghost (Inside Out)
  5. Eyeswithoutaface – Monotoneoteny (Unsigned)

TV: Game of Thrones

Natalie Zed

  1. Melechesh – The Epigenesis (Nuclear Blast)
  2. Septicflesh – The Great Mass (Season of Mist)
  3. Tombs – Path of Totality  (Relapse)
  4. Tyr – The Lay of Thrym (Napalm Records)
  5. II – Xerath  (Candlelight)
Watching: Game of Thrones
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