Malicious Intent – July 30, 2017

Hooooly shit this show was epic!!  Not only does this show feature our favorite Malicious Intent DJs CJ, Judge Dredd, and Gorn, but both Mark of the Beast and I (Wulf) also stop by to get in on the action!!  Yep, that’s right; I was on vacation from work so I decided to take a…


Malicious Intent – May 7, 2017

Sad night in the studio for this show because it’s CJ’s farewell show!!  Don’t worry though, he’ll still be hanging around off and on during future shows, but tonight is all about CJ!  Of course, he’s not alone, as he’s joined in the studio by Judge Dredd, Gorn, and none other than legendary Malicious Intent…


Malicious Intent – April 30, 2017

Ahhh yeah, Malicious Intent is back in the house!!  This time around CJ, Gorn, and Judge Dredd are joined by local proggy sludge masters Braingea!!  The bros talk about the recording and writing process of their epic opuses, as well as spin tons of other great music as they desperately try to give away a…


Malicious Intent – April 23, 2017

  Although the end of their reign is fast approaching, they’re not finished yet!  In this episode, CJ and Judge Dredd continue to proclaim the blasphemic gospel of Chill Chaos, but soon enough usurper Gorn arrives to crash the party and deliver his own set of mayhem and brutality (yeah, it’s pretty much the same…


Malicious Intent – April 16, 2017

Whoaaa shit dudes, it’s the annual Malicious Intent 4/20 show!!  In celebration for the upcoming stoner holiday, Judge Dredd kicks things off with a ton of weed-friendly, psychedelic stoner/sludge/doom before CJ and new MI DJ Gorn completely harsh everyone’s mellow by introducing some death and black metal insanity.  At least they were kind enough to…


Malicious Intent – April 9, 2017

Oh shit, it’s been awhile!  What the hell has been going on??  Well, unfortunately, EVERYONE (including me) has been extremely busy with wrapping up final projects for graduation and/or working full-time jobs, so shit’s been pretty nutty around here for the past couple of months.  However, there is finally light visible at the end of…


Malicious Intent – March 12, 2017

For this episode, CJ and Judge Dredd are joined by local KC maniacs Horned Wolf!!  Lots of good music, witty banter, and fun times!  Too bad there was no booze.  Also, too bad that for the second half of the show, Judge Dredd’s mic is off so we can’t really hear what he’s saying!!  :p…


Malicious Intent – March 5, 2017

As you may have guessed from the picture, the plague has finally arrived at the University of Kansas, and, unfortunately, the Gods of Chill Chaos don’t give a fuck about the health and well-being of its adherents, so CJ is down for the count for this week’s episode and ol’ Judge Dredd is flying solo!…


Malicious Intent – February 26, 2017

Once again, the MI DJs are MIA 🙁 Just look at the empty KJHK studio.  So sad and lonely 🙁 The phones are probably ringing off the hook with requests (as usual), and there’s no one there to answer them. Luckily though, they still didn’t fail to deliver the goods, because as you can see…


Malicious Intent – February 5, 2017

What’s up everyone!!  CJ and Judge Dredd are joined by a couple guests this evening!  Coach (from local KC thrash punks Altered Beast stops by to hang out and talk about AB’s raging new 7″ self-titled debut, and later Malicious Intent alum Mark of the Beast shows up to crash the party!!  Fuck yeah!!   PLAYLIST:…


Malicious Intent – January 29, 2017

That’s right, it’s time for your weekly installment of MALICIOUS INTENT!!  Unfortunately, both CJ AND Judge Dredd were absent for this show because they were at the Alcest show (can’t blame ’em!), so unfortunately this episode was pre-recorded and played by an anonymous substitute DJ or a computer.  So, yeah, you know what that means…no…


Malicious Intent – January 22, 2017

  This week, Judge Dredd and CJ are joined by Lawrence grindcore ragers Hot and Ugly!!  Lots of local scene talk, band history, and, of course, plenty of jokes and giggling.  Also featured is Hot and Ugly’s entire new album, “Revenge of the Ugly”, in its entirety (except for one song which was too naughty…


MALICIOUS INTENT – January 15, 2017

After a long hiatus (I guess?  I’m usually in the dark when it comes to what’s going on with the show), Malicious Intent is back in action!!  CJ is out of the studio for this episode, but instead of flying solo, Judge Dredd is joined by none other than MI legend Professor Grindstein, who happened…


WULF’S TOP 10 OF 2016!!!

Not to beat a dead horse, but 2016 was a motherfucker of a year.   I’m not really in the mood to do a recap of all the shitty things (and good things, too, of course!) that happened this year, but I would say that it was probably one of the most chaotic years of…


Black Metal Banchan – Part 666 (Huqueymsaw + Infernal Korean Ramyeon + Demonic Korean Horror Movies)!!

Being a fucking white male living in South Korea, life for me is pretty good and easy here.  However, I am well aware that this isn’t true for the vast majority of the native population…in fact, unfortunately societal problems such as mental illness / suicide, alcoholism, an overabundance of bizarre religious cults, mandatory military service (for…


2016 DUNGEON SYNTH AWARDS

Orcs and hobgoblins, ice dragons and wood nymphs, heed my call!!  Our obscure digital dungeon has been chosen to exclusively host the results of the 2016 Dungeon Synth Awards, as voted upon and organized by Facebook’s Dungeon Synth community!!  Below we have the top 3 best albums and best physical releases (as voted upon by…


The State of Metal 2016: Judge Dredd’s Dreaded Top 10

Phew, 2016! I mean, right?! Listen, bad shit happens all of the time, every year. I think people are making a bigger deal about 2016 than is really necessary or justified. Some people really just like posting on Facebook when celebrities die or when shitheads get elected to be leaders because they (the FB posters)…


Dungeon Synth Explorations – Part 6 – Thangorodrim

As I’ve stated in other posts, when it comes to neo-dungeon synth, it basically boils down to two schools: the more “traditional”, old-school approach that mimics the classics (Mortiis, Wongraven, Graveland intros/outros, etc.), and the more “experimental” stuff which still seems to fit into the genre but strays from the traditional style.   While I’d…


Malicious Intent – October 30

Can you feel the terror as Halloween looms ever closer?  Vampires lurk in the shadows.  Phantoms await behind every corner to steal your soul. However, because I’m writing this on November 11, we now all know that that REAL horror wasn’t Halloween, but Donald Trump taking over.  They should just change the date of Halloween…


Malicious Intent – October 16, 2016

As Halloween looms ever closer, CJ and Judge Dredd bring the “Chill Chaos” in an episode that is especially doom-and-gloom-esque in honor of the impending Samhain celebration (or “HALLOWEEN” if you’re not a complete dork) and includes mind-bending black metal, heart-stopping death metal, and soul-crushing doom metal!!  This is definitely a show that perfectly encapsulates…


Malicious Intent – October 9, 2016

Everyone knows that election season in America is always a shitshow, but this year especially seems to take the fucking cake.   For this week’s episode, CJ and Judge Dredd provide a wonderful soundtrack to the insanity with an equally nutty playlist that vacillates wildly between genres, from frantic mathcore, to black metal, to djent, to…


Malicious Intent – October 2, 2016

The studio FINALLY fixed the fucking microphones!!  Huzzah!! Anyway, on this episode of MI, CJ and Judge Dredd are both in an especially goofy mood.  Also, although they may have been busy being extreme metal scholarly types and grading papers and shit, you know that they’ll always take the time to bring you a killer…


Malicious Intent – September 25, 2016

Judge Dredd and CJ seem to be in a depressing, bleak (albeit still goofy, of course) mood for this show as they bring the “chill chaos” (the show’s new tagline btw) for this week’s episode.  Lots of sludge, experimental black metal, and just a general sense of hopelessness that I’m sure you’ll find to be…


Malicious Intent – September 19, 2016

Judge Dredd and CJ are both in a misanthropic, black metal mood for this episode of Malicious Intent.  Is it because of the United States’ current political climate?  The death of a loved one?  Perhaps Judge Dredd forgot to wear pants (AGAIN) to the studio?  While the latter may or may not be true, the…


Malicious Intent – September 4, 2016

  Yeah!!  It’s party time up at the studio for this episode of Malicious Intent!!  Judge Dredd may be flying solo for this week, but he still brings the fun with some badass party metal hymns!! A lot of this music brings back memories of my college days during my early/mid-20s when I lived with the Commissar…


Black Metal Banchan – Part 5 (Pyha + Jjambbong Ramyeon + The Whispering Corridors Series)

New to Black Metal Banchan?  You can read earlier entries here! That’s right everyone, it’s time for another Black Metal Banchan!!  This time around, we’re going to discuss the delightful music of a mysterious Korean black metal entity by the name of Pyha (폐허).   Y’see, many years ago  began floating around internet metal forums…


Dungeon Synth Explorations – Part 5 – Grimrik

Those of you who have delved with me into the mysterious musical phenomenon of dungeon synth (DS) should be familiar with Grimrik.  His list of accomplishments since entering the current DS scene a few years ago is already impressive:…


Malicious Intent – July 3, 2016

  What a show!   CJ and Judge Dredd get anti-establishment in this Independence Day-themed show!   However, they play Iced Earth at the end so I guess that cancels out all the earlier anti-government tracks that were played before them.   Get a job you two! Also, local mysterious post-black metal bros Aprilmist join…


Malicious Intent – June 26, 2016

Judge Dredd and CJ summon forth more mayhemic primordia in this week’s installment of Malicious Intent!!  Can you handle its forbidden truths? PLAYLIST:…


Malicious Intent – June 20, 2016

Judge Dredd and CJ, with special guest, Professor John Trefry of the University of Kansas’ Architecture Department, get evil by summoning forth cavernous death metal, mayhemic black metal, and, um…a track off of the new Slice the Cake album. PLAYLIST:…


Reunion of the Deviants

On October 24, 2015, the regular two-hour program was converted into a reunion show featuring five different DJs, both old and new. In attendance were current DJs, CJ and Judge Dredd, along with Metal Al, Mark of the Beast and Mean Dean. If you missed the show by some unfortunate stroke of bad luck, we…


Malicious Intent – April 24, 2016

For this episode of MI, while it’s unclear if CJ was actually at this show or not (seriously, no one can remember if he was there.  They probably drank too much DMT-laced Four Loko (the official MI party beverage of choice) AGAIN…c’mon guys! Get it together!) Judge Dredd (at least) is joined by none other…


Black Metal Banchan – Part 4 – Filipino Addition (Deiphago + Pinoy Snacks + Feng Shui)!!

For this round of the Black Metal Banchan, we’re going to take a brief detour to Southeast Asia, wherein floats a collection of islands renowned for their relaxing beaches, beautiful women, and, of course, extremely violent political scene.   Yep, you guessed it!!  The Philippines!  First, we’re going to explore the delightful music of a…


Malicious Intent – March 13, 2016

CJ flies solo this week as Judge Dredd is mysteriously absent…  Without his co-pilot in the Turd Office, will CJ be able to handle doing an ENTIRE show by himself??  How will he cope with the crushing loneliness as it slowly envelops his soul??  Listen below to find out if our boy makes it through…


Malicious Intent – February 28, 2016

Judge Dredd and CJ were all pretty bummed out about the mighty Macho Man Randy Savage finally heeding the call to ascend to the great Squared Circle in the Sky, so why not celebrate his life with a bunch of bad jokes, lousy impersonations, and, of course, Judge Dredd’s nonstop giggling.  Oh, and a metal…


Of Woven Dirt and Luster: CJ’s Top Metal Albums of 2015

Every year, I make a fairly concerted effort to compile my list of favorite releases in a way that makes the listening experience dynamic. Overall, many of the releases that make my lists are those that command both melody and quirkiness, grimy dissonance and luster. I enjoy so many different genres that my selections even…


Black Metal Banchan – Part 3: Tr00 Korean Black Metal & Snacks (Kalpa + Random Korean Snack Classics + Bedevilled)

Howdy folks!  The Black Metal Banchan continues!  First up, we have arguably South Korea’s first “trve” black metal band- Kalpa!   I’m pretty sure the band is inactive/split-up (and has been for some time now), but that doesnt mean we can’t explore their mysterious music and contemplate their grim impact on the Korean black metal…


The State of Metal 2015: Judge Dredd’s Dreaded Top 10

I will preface this by saying this is probably the most curmudgeony end-of-the-year write up that I have ever done. Fitting that it’s also the end of the first year of my 3rd decade on this hell called Earth and I’m quickly approaching 20 years of listening to Metal. So, just the natural course of…


WULF’S (& FRIENDS’!!) MAYHEMIC TOP 10 METAL ALBUMS OF 2015 BLITZKRIEG OF BRUTALITY

This year, I’m going to be doing something a bit different.   Of course, I’ll be including my own top 10 (which, I think we can all admit, is going to be much better than everyone else’s you’ll find on this blog or any other place on the internet (ESPECIALLY Judge Dredd’s wack-ass list, but…


Phantoms of the Orient: An Evening with Vhan of Aek Gwi!!

I don’t think I’ve seen the sun in days.   Maybe weeks.   This has actually been a pretty warm December so far here in a land known for its relatively cold winters.   It’s already the middle of December, and so far it’s just been kind of cold and wet outside (except for a…


Interview with Bestial Desekrator of Sexual Fornications and Goetic Ritual of Nocturnal Damnation!!

Interview conducted via email in August, 2014.   Thanks to Gumiho (구미호) for the translation from Korean to English. It took fucking forever to get this interview done, which was entirely my fault.   Anyway, there’s been a few updates since this interview took place- at the time of this writing, Goatphomet is on hold since…


Black Metal Banchan – Part 2: Oathean + Doritos

For Round 2 of the Black Metal Banchan (if you don’t know what banchan is, here’s the Wikipedia link for it you lazy fuck 😀).   Anyway, I chose this name for the series because it’s fairly similar to, say, the classy smorgasbord (Sweden), the potpourri (France), or even the all-you-eat Chinese buffet of gluttony…


Black Metal Banchan – Part 1: Sad Legend + Cheetos

Metal magazines and websites always talk about metal and beer, but what about metal and SNACKS?   Yeah, I know that anyone who listens to the excellent (and my favorite) podcast Illogical Contraption knows that they always do a snack chat segment during their show, but I always feel like I’m missing out on all the…


In The Beginning…There Was METAL

The following is the retelling of the early days of Malicious Intent on KJHK re-imagined as mythical lore, and was provided by previous MI DJ, Nietch. The Bible of Malicious Intent Book Two: The Era of Nietch As told by the scribe Witgen  VERSE 1: It was a dark time in the land of Jayhawks….


Malicious Intent: Reunion of the Deviants

Clockwise, from top left: Judge Dredd, Mark of the Beast, CJ, Mean Dean the Metal Machine, Metal Al Unholy hails to thee, loyal Malicious Intent legions!!  This blog has been slightly inactive the past few months, mainly due to Judge Dredd and I being busy with our scholarly post-graduate studies and CJ venturing into the…


Black Metal of the Emerald Triangle: An Interview With Lycanthromancer and Skorpius of Miasmic!!

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ASIA METALHEAD

When it comes to metal or extreme music, living in South Korea can be extremely frustrating.   It’s obvious that there are enough bands and fans here to make a halfway decent “scene”, so why is it that the turnout at most of these shows is always a little disappointing?…


My Favorite Metal Albums For Different Situations and Settings

I’ll own up to it…I have a problem with complete silence.  Whether I’m hanging out in my apartment, driving in my car, or working out at the gym, I always have to listen to music. The only time I DON’T feel compelled to listen to music is when I’m in the company of others.I don’t…


Terra Australis Merch + Nature Is Metal

Whoa!!  They had offered to send me some stuff, but I had no idea that they would actually follow through!!  Thank you so much to Terra Australis for hooking up Malicious Intent with these CDs and patches!!  Can’t wait to check them out (and of course give them to some friends who think they can…


Interview with Invisus of Terra Australis!!


Interview with Hedge Wizard!!

Interview conducted via e-mail in March 2015. Listen and support Hedge Wizards’ music: https://hedgewizard.bandcamp.com/ Keep updated about Hedge Wizard: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Hedge-Wizard/725977330805106…


Dungeon Synth Explorations – Part 4 – Hedge Wizard

Hedge Wizard is a very mysterious, obscure dungeon synth artist hailing from the equally mysterious, obscure city of Toledo, Ohio (seriously though, I know nothing about Toledo).   What I find most interesting about his style is that it reminds me not so much of (Era I) Mortiis or Wongraven, but point-and-click adventure games from…


OUR EVIL NEW LOGO!!

Malicious Intent has a brand new logo, courtesy of Erick Neyra (Goat Semen, Evil Damn, ex-Black Angel) / Austral Holocaust Productions!! BEHOLD: More exclusive artwork for Malicious Intent is on the way as well!   In the meantime, you can follow the links below to check out all of Erick Neyra’s stuff! Also, if you’re…


Review: Ghost Bath – Moonlover

We recently did an interview with Ghost Bath, so it could only make perfect sense to follow up with some thoughts regarding the album. All of us here at Malicious Intent were pretty eager to hear this album in its full context, and these are my thoughts towards that end.  It is not often that…


Introducing: CJ, current Malicious Intent Host at KJHK 90.7FM

Hey there folks, I arrive bearing good news! Despite a brief absence, Malicious Intent is live once more at KU and after connecting with Wulf a couple of weeks ago it became apparent that my presence in the extended MI family was an absolute necessity. I’m glad to be a part of this blog, and…


Interview with Crow of Lord Lovidicus!!


Dungeon Synth Explorations – Part 3 – Deivlforst Records

  You can read Part 1 of the series here, and Part 2 here. For this part of the series, instead of exploring the works of one particular artist, I’d like to look at a group of artists that make up a black metal / dungeon synth collective that are also the brains behind Germany’s…


Dungeon Synth Explorations – Part 2 – Lord Lovidicus

 I feel like it wouldn’t be appropriate to write a piece about Erang without talking about his American counterpart, Lord Lovidicus!   Apparently, the dude behind Lord Lovidicus is a mysterious fellow known simply as…Crow. Crow (who hails from the forsaken mountains of Idaho) also has another project called Jotun, but that’s not really dungeon…


Interview with Ghost Bath!!


Interview with D. of Woods of Desolation!!

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WULF’S TOP 10 METAL ALBUMS OF 2014 BRUTAL BLOWOUT EXTRAVAGANZA!!!

WHATTUP SHIT HEADS!!!   Fashionably late as always, your boy Wulf is back in the motherfuckin house to bring you his list of the top 10 metal albums of 2014 like every other goofy metal blog and website out there this time of year… As a bonus, I also heard some albums, that, while not…


The State of Metal 2014: Judge Dredd’s Dreaded Top 10

As the dreaded Judge Dredd, I have to admit that I did a pretty poor job of keeping up with the Metal world this year – especially in the last few months of the year. Despite this unpardonable sin, 2014 was a pretty amazing year for me.  I spent the first 8 months finishing up…


Interview with Erang!!

  Interview conducted via email, December 2014. Listen and support Erang’s music: http://erang.bandcamp.com Keep updated about Erang: https://www.facebook.com/kingdomoferang Erang’s channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/songsoferang…


Dungeon Synth Explorations – Part 1 – ERANG

To start things off for my series delving into the mysterious depths of the world of dungeon synth, I’d like to talk about Erang.   While it would make sense to start off with the godfathers of the genre (such as Mortiis, Burzum (ambient albums, obv), Lord Wind, etc.), I’m gonna mix it up a…


ZOOM!!

What’s up sluts and slut-shamers!!  DJ Wulf is back in the house, here to just make a quick post and get everyone caught up on what’s going on here at Malicious Intent Enterprises- 1.   Everyone welcome Tanelorn!!  He was the last DJ for Malicious Intent’s radio show at the University of Kansas’ own 90.7…


On Metal.

Hey bastard sons and daughters, I’m Tanelorn. I think I was the last host for MI, before it died its sorrowful death. I unveil myself today to talk about a topic that has been on my mind. “What the hell are we going to do after Maiden and Priest hang up leather?”or, more broadly, “where…


Interview with Kwon Yong-man of Christfuck!!


Evil Has No Boundaries…Or Maybe It Does?

Does Metal have boundaries?  This is an interesting question implicitly brought up by none other than Dave Lombardo. In a recent interview, Lombardo was quoted as saying the following:…


Wulf’s Top 10 Metal Albums of 2013 Insanity

So there it is, another year down the drain!! I really wish I had spent more time listening to what came out last year because there seems to have been a lot of good stuff, but unfortunately these days I spend most of my time listening to stupid podcasts and comedians 🙁 Anyway, that being…


The State of Metal 2013: Judge Dredd’s Dreaded Top 10 of 2013

Listen, I’m Judge Dredd…so, that’s what you call me – or El Dredderino if you’re not into that whole brevity thing.  I have a very particular, humbug taste in Metal.  If a band is only trying to sound as br00tal or as kvlt as possible, then chances are I will not like said band.  I…


Mark of the Beast top 10 of 2013 So here’s the only top 10 in the world of metal that actually matters, and to think 99% of metalheads won’t even see it… shame. 2013 was a fun year. As far as the top 10 goes, the top 2 are top-notch material while the rest are…


Top 10 Metal Albums of 2013 Preamble

The Malicious Intent crew in the middle of a typical debate.  Mark of the Beast is usually the first one to burst into tears and run from room, calling us all “assholes” and slamming the door on his way out.  One of the most annoying things I find about myself is that I can get…


Sergeant D is Coming…AND WE’RE ALL ON HIS LIST

Love him or hate him, infamous Metal (and non-Metal) writer, Sergeant D, has made a valid point about the collective obsession that Metal fans have with the past. If I may summarize his point, he writes that there are far too many Metalheads who are content to listen to nothing but Metal music from the…


Assault and BA-TAH-RY!

The other day I was watching some live footage of Converge, and there was a point in the clip where Jacob Bannon’s hoodie is getting pulled on by a fan who is attempting to stage dive (around 5:40).  Bannon proceeds to knee the guy in the face and then punches some other fan in the face…


Seasons in the Abyss

    Well, another autumn seems to be abruptly coming to an end. Autumn always makes me feel reflective and a bit nostalgic, and I’m sure I’m not the only one. For some reason, during this autumn in particular, I happened to listen to a lot of albums and bands that remind me of specific…


The Grym Kym Interviews: Episode 1

One of my favorite things ever is to ask people what their opinions are on music, especially when under the influence of alcohol or other things.  This interview with Grym Kym was conducted sometime in the freezing Winter of 2012, in the middle of the night outside of town….


Interview with Senyt of Dark Mirror ov Tragedy!!


Interview with Jeong Hyeon-seok of Mara!!


Extreme Fecal Impaction – Music from the BOWELS of Hell!!

This post is dedicated to Anson the Ornery….


Interview with Mors Principium Est!!

Interview conducted via email, May 2013. https://www.facebook.com/MPEofficial http://www.morsprincipiumest.com/…


Interview with HADES The Violet!!

Interview conducted via email in May, 2013. https://www.facebook.com/HADEStheViolet…


Grim Brew, TRVE Brew

Ever since I started going to Metal shows at the age of 14 or 15, I’ve noticed the extent to which beer and the consumption thereof has played a part in the Metal experience.  With the surge in interest of craft brews and homebrewing in the last 10 years, I’ve noticed the subtle ways in which Metal…


Interview with Prostitution!!

Interview conducted via email in April, 2013. Check them out at: http://www.prostitution666.com/ http://prostitution.bandcamp.com/ https://www.facebook.com/Prostitution666…


The Land of the Morning Grim

It’s actually not too cold out right now, but it looks relatively grim outside as I type this from my office in Daejeon, South Korea. It’s overcast, rainy, and overall just pretty miserable-looking(kind of how I imagine London to be all year ha), so what better time to make a quick MI update? Since I’ve…


Insider Gnosis

Like any other Metal Nerd, I have watched countless documentaries, read tons of articles and interviews, and looked at tons of photography concerning Metal’s history, fanbase, and of course, the music and bands.  What I still find interesting after all of these years of Metal Nerdom is how much more unconsciously critical I am of work…


A Late Night Experiment With Cult of Luna’s new album “Vertikal”

So a couple weeks ago I was on the Amtrak heading into downtown Chicago (long story) and decided that it was the perfect moment to check out the new Cult of Luna joint, “Vertikal”. From the review that I had read in Decibel they had mentioned how this album was heavily influenced by the infamous…


WULF’S TOP 10 METAL ALBUMS OF 2012 EXTRAVAGANZA!!!!

This has been one hell of a year!! While most of it was spent working in Sydney, Australia (and exploring its seedy underbelly of thrash, doom, and black metal via some killer metal fests such as Evil Invaders IV and The Devil’s Arcana), as of this writing I am now back home in the forsaken…


We All Faulter

Man, the end of the year lists really take it out of me.  Around November and December I usually scramble to catch up on all the Metal releases I may have missed over the course of the year.  What usually happens after that is I get completely overloaded on Metal and need to take a…


Cate The Great’s Top 15 of 2012

Top 15?!  Say it ain’t so! Yes, I totally folded and had to add five more in because my “Honor Roll” list was just ridiculous looking.  According to my records (and yes, there are records), I listened to somewhere in the realm of 110 new albums this year (I’d like to thank Spotify and this…


Blasphemous Panthera Leo

So, a fellow Kansas metalhead made this, and I’m baffled to why it doesn’t have thousands of views.


The State of Metal 2012: Judge Dredd’s Dreaded Top 10

On a personal note, this was probably one of the best years of my life.  I spent the first half finishing up a year teaching English abroad in Santiago, Chile.  Then I spent a great summer home with my family and friends.  Finally, in August, I came to South Korea to teach English for an…


Malicious Intent on the Facebooks

Sadly, none of us hosts the Malicious Intent radio show any longer (I haven’t for well over a year and a half while Mark of the Beast and Wulf haven’t for about a year, I think).  In lieu of an ACTUAL radio show that we host, we have a Facebook page on which we’ll post…


Why So Serious?

As any casual listener can infer, Metal bands often take themselves very seriously.  Even as an avid Metal listener and musician for the last 15 years, I’ve often felt the same way.  One of the first images that comes to mind when thinking of overly serious Metal musicians is the now infamous clip from Gaahl’s (of Gorgoroth) interview…


One Man Metal

Noisey, a sub-site of the uber-hipster king of irony, Vice Magazine, recently completed a surprisingly unironic video interview trilogy entitled “One Man Metal”.  These videos focus on three “One Man” Black Metal projects:  Leviathan, Xasthur, and Striborg.  I was a little skeptical at first, but the interviewer seems like a veteran metalhead.  In fact, to…


Moshing in Bangalore

(photo credited to Hindustan Times) Salon.com recently posted (OK, it was a whiiiiile ago) an article about Metal fandom in the tech-world of India.  Unfortunately, the author, Jason Overdorf, follows some of the same mistakes made by other media sources with limited knowledge of the genre (Dire Straits?  Metal?  HAHAHA).  Nonetheless, it is still a good read.  The author…


The Death of the Hydra Head

While I was well immersed into the world of underground Metal by 2000, I was still naïve and impressionable in terms of my metal tastes.  I obsessed over sub-standard bands like Deeds of Flesh or Thyrfing.  I thought Vinnie Paul was one of the best drummers in Metal.  I thought “Re-Load” wasn’t THAT bad of…


We’ll Do It Live! Fuck It!

I had a laugh recently when The Dillinger Escape Plan posted a note dating back to a gig in 2008 on their Facebook page.  The note was passed to them by the management of a venue and it reads, “If they dive in the crowd with guitars or climb the truss or get anyone else…


Interview with Wizard of Accursed Wound!!


I’M THE MAN

(Warning: gratuitous pseudo-intellectual masturbation) Something Corey Taylor of Slipknot (ugh…I know, but bear with me) said during one of those lame-o history of metal shows on VH1 struck my fancy.  He said, “Metal is probably the last bastion of real rebellion, real masculinity…real, real men basically getting together and beating their chest.”  If you ignore…


New Releases and Rumors

I think the latter half of this year is shaping up to be the better half of 2012 in terms of new metal releases.  As I mentioned in an earlier post, sludge/noise supergroup Old Man Gloom (featuring members of Cave In, Converge, and ISIS) reconvened earlier this year to play a string of shows in…