Thursday, December 29, 2011

Sucking the 70's: Devil's Harvest Top Strains 2011 (December)

It's a "Best of..." done the Perpetual Winter Productions way...

Sucking the 70's: Devil's Harvest Top Strains 2011

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Corrections: Pretty sure, I said that I played the Premonition 13 song "Sources" instead of "Hard to Say," same voice track had me omit the word "Number" from the Red Fang track "Number 13," and "King Kenny All Day & Lazybody" last played in the 90's, but could have played together in the 70's.

Hour 1

Gates of Slumber (US-IN) - Bastards Born - The Wretch (CD) 12"

Red Fang (US-OR) - Number Thirteen - Murder the Mountains
Premonition 13 (US-CA) - Hard to Say - 13
Barn Burner (Can) - Skid Marks the Spot - Bangers II: Scum of the Earth

Sucking the 70's 4:20 Smokedown

Buffalo Witch (US-MI) - Black Witch - Buffalo Witch (Free DL)
Children of Doom (Fra) - Doom, Be Doomed or Fuck Off - Doom, Be Doomed or Fuck Off

Lord Vicar (Fin) - Sign of Osiris Slain - Signs of Osiris
Argus (US-MD) - A Curse on the World - Boldly Stride the Doomed
Orchid (US-CA) - Masters of it All - Capricorn

Hour 2

King Kenny All Day & Lazybody (US-MI) - I'm Not the Enemy - Party at Docs
We Hunt Buffalo (Can) - 21st Century Schizoid Man (King Crimson) - We Hunt Buffalo (Free DL)
Candlemass (Swe) - Don't Fear the Reaper - Don't Fear the Reaper (EP) (12/2010) (OOP)

Graveyard (Swe) - Ungrateful Are the Dead - Hisingen Blues
Danava (US-OR) - Riding Hood - Hemisphere of Shadows
Lord Stereo (Pol) - Organ Grinder - Lord Stereo
Sisters of Your Sunshine Vapor (US-MI) - Center of a Velvet Room - Spectra Spirit (Free DL)

Blood Ceremony (Can) - Night of Augury - Living with the Ancients
The Devil's Blood (Hol) - On the Wings of Gloria - The Thousandfold Epicentre
Green & Woods (US-CA) - Devil's Plan - Devil's Plan (Good Question, not even up on Label Site)
Superchrist (US-IL) - Old, Fast and Hard (Live) - Burn Again

King Diamond (Dnk) - No Presents for Christmas - No Presents for Christmas (EP)


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Thursday, December 22, 2011

Perpetual Winter Productions: Perpetual Winter Solidified Permafrost Best of 2011

Some of the best Black Metal & Extreme Doom from 2011.  Honestly, narrowing down the Black Metal for this show was a pain in the ass.  Lots of great stuff this year, as usual visit the links to find GREAT places to buy this in North America.  The music should pretty much speak for itself Though I have on correction as I do reference Leviathan's "True Traitor, True Whore" not being on my year end list, when in fact it is.
Also, you'll notice at the top of the second hour that the Bethroned track is bolded in bigger text.  This is because G.D. from Bethroned was kind enough to send one of the final pre-release tracks from the upcoming "...Tragedy of War" full length.  You can be assured I'll keep you folks in the loop on when that comes out.

In the end, as usual the music should speak for itself.  Great Black Metal & Doom on Perpetual Winter: Solidified Permafrost Best of 2011.   Perpetual Winter the soundtrack to your darkness.

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Hour 1

Sorcier des Glaces (Can) - Deathlike Silence - The Puressence of Primitive Forests

Shroud of Despondency (US-WI) - Homo Homini Lupus - Dark Meditations in Monastic Seclusion
Aeternum Sacris (Jap) - Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea - (11-03-2011) (Demo)**
Thantifaxath (Can) - Violently Expanding Emptiness - Thantifaxath (EP)

Taake (Nor) - Nordbundet - Noregs Vaapen
Esoteric (U.K.) - Loss of Will - Paragon Dissonance
Fleshpress (Fin) - Copper Eye - Acid Mouth Strangulation
Petrychor (US-CA) - In Remembrance - Effigies and Epitaphs**

Hour 2

Bethroned (Cro) - Crossroad Between Life and Death - ...Tragedy of War - 2012 *
Loss (US-TN) - Conceptual Funeralism Unto the Final Act (of Being) - Despond
Alda (US-WA) - Tearing of the Weave - : tahoma : (Cassette)

Kroda (Ukr) - Schwarzpfad I (First Snow) - Schwarzpfad &
Ordog (Fin) - Human Shell - Remorse

Falls of Rauros (US-ME) - Banished - The Light That Dwells in Rotten Wood

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**  This release is available as a legitimate free download at link.
 &   I could not find a suitable retailer for shipping to N. America.



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Thursday, December 15, 2011

Sound and the Power it Holds: Remembering Chuck

Wow, 10 years.  It's sort of weird knowing exactly what you were doing 10 years earlier at certain hours. There was lots of talk about Chuck, learning for many of us, lots of Death, and definitely sadness.  We just hung out and listened to Death at a band house.  Of course, I did my tribute at the time on WUPX in Marquette, MI, but now knowing how green I was I could have never given proper tribute.  Today I'm able to do so.

Death's music alone set Chuck Schuldiner in the top tier of Metal. However, in an era where lyrics are often overlooked (I admit to doing this myself), you very often see talk of Chuck's incredible lyrics.  Place this as complementary to the revolutionary sounds coming from his guitars, and it should be pretty easy to see why Chuck Schuldiner is such a legend.  Its this lyrical prowess that lead to the title of this 'cast.  No Death song that has had more impact on me than "Flesh and the Power it Holds" from 1998's "The Sound of Perseverence."  That impact is heightened by the fact that Chuck's death was brought on by cancer.  When thinking about a title I wanted to try to play off a Death song, and "Sound and the Power it Holds" was the first idea that came to mind.  I think that title says it all.

This ‘cast is two hours of Death and Death covers.   I decided to not include any Control Denied simply because there is just so much Death material that has only barely seen the light of day.  Much of that material can also only be handled in smaller doses by some people because of the production values of these tracks, often, ripped from cassettes from 1984 to 1987.  I decided to take the opportunity to bring to light some of the absolutely great tracks that never made it out of Death’s demo era.  Not including Control Denied is not in any way meant as a slight to that material.

As I amend this entry on 12/15 (as the ‘cast started streaming on yesterday), I can say I that it was very cool to see tribute for Chuck coming from a lot of different folks into different kinds of Music, not just Metal.  Though I'm sure there were many rabid Deathcore fans rolling their eyes about the coverage of this anniversary (I did see someone post, then delete a comment about how Chuck wasn't as important as "The Rev"), I would hope that those who will remain heavy music fans for their lives would be able to come around to see how important Chuck was to the sound even bands like Suicide Silence, Avenged Sevenfold (well, early...), and Emmure play.

Seeing the other tributes to Chuck over the last weeks does my heart good.  It’s great to know that Chuck is not forgotten, for he shall never be.



Bear - PWP Founder


Perpetual Winter Productions presents the very special tribute podcast "Sound and the Power it Holds: Remembering Chuck."  Chuck Schuldiner's influence was immense, immeasurable, and we lost him too soon.


We're going to pay tribute to "Evil" Chuck with two solid hours of Death; Death demos, Death covers, rare Death, and the most popular Death as well.  Featuring tracks from Pentacle, Incantation, Neurosis Inc, Incarnator and more.

Perpetual Winter Productions remembers the great Chuck Schuldiner with:

Sound and the Power it Holds: Remembering Chuck

Hour I

Death (US-FL) - Flesh and the Power it Holds - The Sound of Perseverence - 1998

Death (US-FL) - Death By Metal - Death by Metal (Demo) - 1985
Death (US-FL) - Slaughterhouse (Live) - Live Tape #2 - 1985
Death (US-FL) - Poison (Live - Venom) - Live Tape #2 - 1985
Slaughter (Can) - Evil Dead - Fuck of Death - 2004 (Evil Chuck on Vox/Recorded 1986)

Hellwitch (US-FL) - Infernal Death - Omnipotent Convocation - 2008
Pentacle (Hol) - Witch of Hell - Anceint Death (EP) - 2001
Incantation (US-PA) - Scream Bloody Gore - Forsaken Mourning of Angelic Anguish (EP) - 1997
Death (US-FL) - Mutilation - Scream Bloody Gore - 1987

Death (US-FL) - Living Monstrosity - Spiritual Healing - 1990
Commit Suicide (US-PA) - Open Casket - Misery Index/Commit Suicide Split - 2002
Lapida (Arg) - Lack of Comprehension - Mordiendo El Dolor (Homenaje A Death) - 2006

Hour II

Death (US-FL) - Archangel - Infernal Death (Demo) - 1985
Death (US-FL) - Land of No Return - Mutilation (Demo) - 1986
Death (US-FL) - Born Dead - Leprosy - 1988
Orlac (Esp) - Spiritual Healing - Forthcoming Death - 2000

Death (US-FL) - Vacant Planets - Human - 1991 (2011 Relapse re-issue)
Faeces (Pol) - The Philosopher - Severe Hypoxia - 2005
Immoralist (Rus) - Without Judgement - Progressive Demise 2008

Neurosis Inc. (Col) - Forgotten Past - Masters of Thrash - 2007
Fuck the Facts (Can) - Empty Words - Split with Sylvester Staline - 2002
Necropolis (Arg) - Spirit Crusher - Mordiendo El Dolor (Homenaje A Death) - 2006

Death (US-FL) - Individual Thought Patterns - Individual Thought Patterns - 1993

Death (US-FL) - Crystal Mountain - Live in L.A. (Death & Raw) - 2001

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Saturday, December 10, 2011

Blasphemosity: Smoldering Embers 2011 Round-Up

It's that time of year again, time for a bunch of "Best of..."   Though I can't say I recommend the entire album of everything in this show, there are no sleepers here.  This is two hours of Total Fuckin' Blasphemy.  It's the Blasphemosity Smoldering Embers 2011 Round-up.  I have the Perpetual Winter Solidified Permafrost 2011 open in another window so that'll be out soon as well.  Gonna be a busy month here at Perpetual Winter...

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@ This shit is fuckin' free, you should listen and support.


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Hour 1

Absu (US-TX) - Earth Ripper - Abzu

Flame (Fin) - Destructive Saint - March Into Firelands
Ravencult (Grc) - Possessed on Burial Ground - Morbid Blood
Mhorgl (Oz) -  Black Wolf Militia - Heresiarch*

Einheuser (US-MI) - Smash the Altar - Einheuser @
Belphegor (Aut) - Angeli Mortis De Profundis - Blood Magick Necromance
Noctem (Esp) - The Arrival of the False Gods - Oblivion
Aurora Borealis (US-MD) - Tearing Holes in the Fabric of Time - Timeline: The Beginning and End of Everything @

Antediluvian (Can) - ...Through the Cervix of Hawaah - Through the Cervix of Hawaah
Hidden (US) - Dead Land Energy - Dead Land Energy
Zemial (Grc) - In The Arms of Hades - Dusk (EP)

Glorior Belli (Ita) - Chaos Manifested - The Great Southern Darkness

Hour 2

Tsjuder (Nor) - The Daemon Throne - Legion Helvete
Hades Archer (Chl) - Religion, Prostitution - For The Diabolical Ages*
Mongrel's Cross (Oz) - Whoresanna - Whoresanna (EP)
Plaag (Bel) - Christmas Time (The Birth of a Retarded Child) - Ugh! @

Craft (Swe) - I Want to Commit Murder - Void
North (Pol) - Warrior's Prayer - Awaiting the Storm
Anaal Nathrakh (UK) - Paragon Pariah - Passion

Blasphemophagher (Ita) - Ritual of Disintegration - The III: Command of the Absolute Chaos ($5)
Morgue (Can) - Hordes of Lions - Dethroned*
Torturer (Ukr) - The Symbol of Indifference - Infinity of Illusions*

Raven Woods (Tur) - Enfeebling the Throne - Enfeebling the Throne
Spearhead (UK) - Prey to the Conqueror - Theomachia

Persecutor (Pol) - Possessed by Speed - Bestial Overkill

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