Back by popular demand! It’s the staff playlists page! Here’s what we’ve been listening to in July and August 2013…

Bill Adams

THE HEAVY BLINKERS – Health (self-released)
MIXTAPES – Ordinary Noise (No Sleep)
TRANSPLANTS – In A War Zone (Epitaph)
EELS – Wonderful Glorious (V2)
CHIXDIGGIT – Double Diggits (Fat Wreck Chords)

READING: NOMEANSNO Going Nowhere by Mark Black
WATCHING: Mudhoney – I’m Now

Adrien Begrand

CARCASS – Surgical Steel (Nuclear Blast)
SUBROSA – More Constant Than the Gods (Profound Lore)
SCOTT WALKER – Scott: The Collection 1967-1970 (Mercury UK)
SHOOTING GUNS – Brotherhood of the Ram (self-released)
UNTIMELY DEMISE – Systemic Eradication (Punishment 18)

READING: Blue Oyster Cult: Secrets Revealed! by Martin Popoff
WATCHING: Repo Man (2013 Criterion reissue)

Steve Earles

DARKTHRONE – The Underground Resistance (Peaceville)
KARMA TO BURN – V (Napalm)
HIGH ON FIRE – De Vermis Mysteris (eOne)
KARMA TO BURN – Appalachian Incantation (Napalm)
GRAND MAGUS – The Hunt (Nuclear Blast)

READING: ‘The Furies’ by Arno J. Mayer

Gruesome Greg

PYRES – Year of Sleep (Granite House)
GOZU – The Fury of a Patient Man (Small Stone)
HOWL – Bloodlines (Relapse)
GALAXIES IN THE RIVER – Old Still (self-released)
OL’ TIME MOONSHINE – The Demon Haunted World EP (self-released)

READING: Room Full of Mirrors: A Biography of Jimi Hendrix by Charles Cross
WATCHING: Ink Master, The Bridge and CFL football (Go Stamps Go!)

Kyle Harcott

HYPERTENSION – Primeval Tyrants Prevails (self-released)
SIGIL – Mutagen (self-released)
TRUE WIDOW – Circumnambulation (Relapse)
TOBEATIC – All To Hell (self-released)
FUGAZI – Live, Kelowna, B.C., 5 July 2001

READING: Ministry: The Lost Gospels According to Al Jourgensen, Al Jourgensen with Jon Wiederhorn, Life After Death, Damien Echols
WATCHING: RAVEN – Rock Until You Drop – A Long Days Journey (SPV)

Craig Hayes

GOG – Ironworks (Season of Mist)
LYCUS – Tempest (20 Buck Spin)
ANTEDILUVIAN – Logos (Nuclear War Now!)
11PARANOIAS – Superunnatural (Ritual Productions)
CHURCH OF MISERY – Thy Kingdom Scum (Rise Above)
LYCIA – Quiet Moments (Handmade Birds)
SUBROSA – More Constant Than The Gods (Profound Lore)

READING: Footfall (Orbit)
WATCHING: Peep Show: series 1-7 (Channel 4 DVD)

Rob Hughes

BLACK WIZARD – Young Wisdom (self-released)
STEVE MOORE – Positronic Neural Pathways (VCO Recordings)
MATT STEVENS – Relic (Spencer Park Music)
LOCRIAN – Return to Annihilation (Relapse)
BLOOD CEREMONY – The Eldritch Dark (Rise Above/Metal Blade)

READING: Make: Analog Synthesizers by Ray Wilson

Matt Hinch

VISTA CHINO – Peace (Napalm)
JUCIFER – ?? ?????? ??? ??? ????? ??? (Nomadic Fortress)
SHOOTING GUNS – Brotherhood of the Ram (Self release)
IRON TONGUE – The Dogs Have Barked, The Birds Have Flown (Neurot)
EXHUMED – Necrocracy (Relapse)

READING: C.S. LEWIS – Space Trilogy Book 3: That Hideous Strength

Lauren Leuschner

YNGWIE MALMSTEEN – Odyssey (Polydor)
YNGWIE MALMSTEEN – Trilogy (Polygram)
DISSECTION – Reinkaos (Black Horizon)
GLORYHAMMER – Tales from the Kingdom of Fife (Napalm)
WOODS OF YPRES – Woods 5: Grey Skies and Electric Lights (Earache)

READING: Relentless: The Memoir – Yngwie Malmsteen
WATCHING: Breaking Bad

Ola Mazzuca

CHILDREN OF BODOM – Halo of Blood (Nuclear Blast)
IMMOLATION – Kingdom of Conspiracy (Nuclear Blast)
PHIL ANSELMO AND THE ILLEGALS – Walk Through Exits Only (Housecore Records)
GOJIRA – L’Enfant Sauvage (Roadrunner)
BAD BRAINS – I Against I (SST)

READING: Anvil! The Story of Anvil!
WATCHING: The Layover with Anthony Bourdain

Kevin Stewart-Panko

BEATEN TO DEATH – Dodsfest! (Mas-Kina)
CARCASS – Surgical Steel (Nuclear Blast)
KVELERTAK – Meir (Roadrunner)
VHOL -Vhol (Profound Lore)
EXHUMED – Necrocracy (Relapse)

READING: The Essential Dykes to Watch For, Alison Bechdel
WATCHING: 24, Seasons 1-8

Sean Palmerston

CARCASS – Surgical Steel (Nuclear Blast)
BARONESS – Live at Maida Vaile (Relapse)
WILCO – A Ghost is Born (Nonesuch)
GRATEFUL DEAD – Dave’s Picks Vol 7: Horton Field House, Normal IL 4/24/72 (Grateful Dead Productions)
BLACK SABBATH – The Headless Cross (IRS)

READING: HAWKEYE Vol 1: My Life as a Weapon (Marvel)
WATCHING: Shameless(US series), Seasons 1-2 & Shameless(UK series), Seasons 3-4

Justin Richardson

LEPROUS – Coal (InsideOut)
WITHERSCAPE – Inheritence (Century Media)
PRIMORDIAL – To The Nameless Dead (Metal Blade)
AMORPHIS – Circle (Nuclear Blast)
WINTERSUN – Time I (Nuclear Blast)

WATCHING: Doctor Who

Jonathan Smith

FELL VOICES – Regnum Saturni (Vendetta Records)
HUNTRESS – Starbound Beast (Napalm Records)
FAUNA – Rain (Aurora Borealis Records)
LUDICRA – Hollow Psalms (Life Is Abuse)
ANATHEMA – We’re Here Because We’re Here (Kscope Music)

READING: The Bone Doll’s Twin (by Lynn Flewelling)
WATCHING: The Wicker Man (Dir: Robin Hardy)

Renee Trotier

THRAWSUNBLAT – Wanderer on the Continent of Saplings (self-released)
MOUTH OF THE ARCHITECT – Dawning (Translation Loss)
BLOOD CEREMONY – The Eldritch Dark (Rise Above)
CLUTCH – Earth Rocker (Weathermaker Music)
FINNTROLL – Blodsvept (Century Media)

READING: Wild by Cheryl Strayed
WATCHING: Game of Thrones

Jason Wellwood

PYRES – Year of Sleep (Granit House)
CUNTER – 27 (Dine Alone)
UNTIMELY DEMISE – Systematic Eradication (Self Released)
NEWSTED – Heavy Metal Music (Chophouse Records)
DEATH VALLEY DRIVER – Graveyard Dead (Diminished Fifth)

READING: Official Truth, 101 Proof: The Inside Story of Pantera by Rex Brown

Laura Wiebe

WITHERSCAPE – The Inheritance (Century Media)
LONG DISTANCE CALLING – The Flood Inside (Superball)
OCTOBER TIDE – Tunnel of No Light (Pulverised)
ORPHANED LAND – All Is One (Century Media)
FRONT LINE ASSEMBLY – Echogenetic (Metropolis)

READING: Metatropolis: Cascadia (anthology) by Jay Lake, Mary Robinette Kowal, Tobias S. Buckell, Elizabeth Bear, Karl Schroeder, Ken Scholes
WATCHING: Pacific Rim

Adam Wills

CHURCH OF MISERY – Thy Kingdom Scum (Rise Above)
ANCIIENTS – Heart of Oak (Season of Mist)
THRAWSUNBLAT – Wanderer on the Continent of Saplings (self-released)
SPEEDWOLF – Ride With Death (Hell’s Headbangers)

READING: Do You Have Anything to Declare? by Kevin Stewart-Panko and Justin Smith (Vitriol)
WATCHING: Orange is the New Black (Netflix)

Natalie Zed

ANAGNORISIS – Beyond All Light (independent)
CARCASS – Surgical Steel (Nuclear Blast)
FUCK THE FACTS – Amer (self-released)
GRIS- À l’Âme Enflammée, l’Äme Constellée… (Sepulchral)
COFFINS – The Fleshland (Relapse)

READING: iD by Madeline Ashby (Mulholland Books)
WATCHING: Bob’s Burgers (Louise is my spirit guide)

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