Every Thursday, Gimme Radio Program Director, Brian Turner, delivers the top 5 jaw-dropping tracks on Gimme Radio.
KADAVAR – Children of the Night
Berlin's fuzzmongering trio are back with a new LP on Nuclear Blast on October 11th 'For the Dead Travel Fast'. Production doesn't sound as mud-mired as previous efforts, but the added effect adds some extra epicness and good color to this one.
GOATEN – Mistress of Illusion
Second release from this Brazilian band that do up true classic heavy metal.
ALBATROSS OVERDRIVE – Mammoth
Discovered this old track from this California combo after they sent along a great new track (not on You Tube yet) from their latest Ascendant release. Yowlin Jim Dandy-vs-Thin Lizzy one-two punch, I truly love their self-penned blurbage: "We are an extremely attractive and well polished band with high levels of formal music training. Our ears are honed to that of a canine and possess the animal magnetism of a lion…a roaring lion with a large coarse mane, we captivate our audiences like a black demon cobra."
KHANATE – German Dental Work (live)
From a 2002 broadcast on my old radio show on WFMU, a truly spine-tingling performance from the quartet of James Plotkin (OLD/Phantomsmasher etc etc), Tim Wyskida (Blind Idiot God), Stephen O'Malley (Sunn o)))) and the bloodcurdling vox of Alan Dubin (ex-OLD, now throatshredding in Gnaw). In my recount, the post-set playback in studio even gave these guys the willies. Creeping avant-doom at its best.
KAYO DOT – Blasphemy: A Prophecy
Latest from Toby Driver's longrunning project definitely adds more eerieness and confusion to the mix than previous. More darksynth remnants creeping in, artful flourishes continue but the palatte is even broader, it's metallic more than purely metal for sure. Always interesting if incategorizable stuff.
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