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Dude, the album is called The Satanist (which we talked about earlier this week) and it's inspired by kicking cancer square in the nuts. Can there be a more badass premise for a record? This sounds absolutely terrifying in the best way possible. Is Nergal about the uneash the fury of a thousand suns upon our …

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Brendon Small, co-creator/ writer/ actor/ director/ producer/ of Adult Swim’s Metalocalypse television series and the creative brain behind the new “High Stakes Intergalactic Extreme Rock album” Brendon Small’s Galaktikon, will be taking part in an exclusive fan chat hosted by on Monday, March 5th at 1pm PT/4pm ET.

Brendon will answer questions about his new side project as well as questions about his other various projects. The chat will be hosted at this location. Be sure to log in on Monday, March 5th for this unique opportunity to chat directly with Brendon.

Brendon’s new side project, Brendon Small’s Galaktikon, is set to release in April 2012. The album release will coincide with the Season 4 premiere of Metalocalypse. Brendon Small is responsible for writing and performing all of the music on Metalocaylpse, as well as “Dethklok: The Deathalbum” and “Dethalbum II.”

“This album should be thought of as an audio comic book, an over acted chamber drama, a ridiculous premise that takes itself way too seriously all the way to the end,” states Brendon Small.

For all up-to-date information and to purchase Brendon Small’s Galaktikon please visit this location, your one-stop-shop for everything involving this new project. You can also catch more intermittent updates on Facebook.

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Rev Theory, whose “Loaded Gun” webisode we premiered yesterday, has also recently released a new webisode that documents the recording of their song “The Fire.” The song is featured on the band's forthcoming album “Justice,” which hits stores on February 15th. “The whole premise behind 'The Fire' is kind of about a twisted relationship”, remarked b… Read More/Discuss on Metal

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Boston based Ichabod don’t follow in the footsteps off many of their metalcore brethren which put Mass on the map for modern American metal. Rather, Ichabod plays a tried and true brand of stoner metal with a huge allocation of groove, heaviness and the only usage of soundbytes from one of the best horror films ever made, Session 7, that I have heard in metal.

The album begins with “Sleeping Giants,” and initially, I had a strong disliking of this tune. It starts with terrible clean vocals that I feared would be the norm throughout the entire record. Luckily, soon after its start, the groove laden aggression kicks in with harsh vocals courtesy of Ken Mackay (for shame on the clean vox Ken! For shame!), and really, the remainder of the album falls into an excellent pace. I don’t want to say that 2012 would be bad for having clean vocals or guitar riffs, because unlike the album’s false start, the rest of the record brings forth a classic sound in true form.

The highlight of the album for me is the song “Gentleman of the Choir” which really almost makes me eat the words I just wrote in the last paragraph, as the basic song structure and premise is clearly based on psychedelic rock ala The Doors, but it’s no where near as clean cut as any 60’s rock. Ken does engage in clean vocals on this one too, but the style he uses is fairly monotone with little flair for melody. The song’s true message is in the atmosphere created by the instruments.

And really, after listening to this album all the way through, the premise on “Gentleman of the Choir” really permeates throughout the entire album as a whole. This is classic stoner and psychedelic rock played by a metal band, and really, that’s all stoner metal ever was and ever will be. 2012 is moody music with a whole lot of soul. In comparison to many of the stand out stoner/sludge bands gaining so much attention these days, Ichabod clearly prefers to tone down the progressive rock in favor of chilling out to really awesome vibes. This is art, and letting the listener interpret (probably more effective in a less than sober state of mind) the bare essentials of the music is something I’d guess was a prime directive for the band.

2012 is an album I listened to late in 2009, so I didn’t really get to appreciate its message as much as I would have perhaps wanted for my end of the year awards. I am pretty confident though, that while it may not be an end of the year lister, it has all the greatness that one looks for in this type music; every base is covered. With that said, there’s only one thing more for you to do, pick up this album, turn down the lights, sit back, and allow Ichabod to do their magic (ooooh….sounds kinda dirty).


Rootsucker Records

Review by CODY

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