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Gimme Metal's Top Tracks of the Week

BLOODY SADISM BAND, OVERTHRUST Among The Top Tracks of the Week


Every Thursday, Gimme Radio Program Director, Brian Turner, delivers the top 5 jaw-dropping tracks on Gimme Radio.


Pooyan Ahmadi's one-man-holy-slam blitz from Tehran, Iran rips out of the speakers grinding and glitching your face off. Self-proclaimed pioneer of Depressive Brutal Death Metal, Ahmadi and BSB make a strong case for desert-born destruction from a head-scratching palatte of influences that comes out pretty damn great on the plate.

OVERTHRUST – Slay the Spectator

In an equally leftfield new oasis for metal as Iran, Botswana's scene takes the spotlight in a great new Svart label compilation called Brutal Africa. The comp came about in the wake of a documentary called Freedom In the Dark which showcased, among other acts this one, Overthrust. It's a pretty fascinating timeline of how metal found its way to arid Africa, tourists in the 70's shared sounds that paved the way for some light-rock bands (Nosey Road, Metal Orizon) and, well, eventually the harder gates opened. Overthrust definitely drink from the well of OG Death Metal, and have played Wacken in 2016.


Self-proclaimed 'Blackened Sludgy Doom from Guernsey", a perfect amalgamation of all bleak avenues of metal that rightfully eminate from a windswept island in the middle of the English Channel. Their new EP is name your own price at Bandcamp and worth checking out.

CREPUSCLE – In the Winds of Glory

Great Cali symphonic death courtesy of a new (October) Creator-Destructor label release. Crushing heaviness in sync with tasteful orchestration, indelible hooks, overall power and swagger. A Gimme Radio Guest DJ show coming up this winter.

BURIER – On Winged Leeches of Ash

Alien Australian gronk as heard on Anthony Bartkiewicz's Grave Convulsions program. Flurrying trash-fi raw blackened weirdness in limited edition runs of 10 and 30 cassettes, but safely interred on Bandcamp. True filth and majesty.

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