Every Thursday, Gimme Radio Program Director, Brian Turner, delivers the top 5 jaw-dropping tracks on Gimme Radio.
NECRONOMICON – Singularis Dominus
Furious and filthy Quebec-based blackened deathheads have been assaulting ears since 1988, the latest 'Unus' ups the ante. A deep shroud of dark ambience circles a hornets nest of riffery here; don't miss founder/frontman/guitarist Rob "The Witch" next Tuesday afternoon on Gimme as he takes over the programming 2-4pm PT!
ASAGRAUM – They Crawl From the Broken Circle
Thanks to our Monique for the heads up on the ladies of Asagraum, holding down the fort on behalf of the Netherlands' geographically-low-lying black metal scene. 'Dawn of Infinite Fire' is their sophomore release, vaulting heaps of blastbeats, darkness, and vocalist Obscura's cracked-n-mangled attack. They'll be arriving soon on Gimme with a guest special as well.
GURT – Bongs Of Praise
Brits who appropriate this title from a TV show called 'Songs of Praise', Gurt's "party doom" aesthetic might create some eyerolls amongst some (not to mention song titles like "Dr. Strangeleaf" and "The Joint of No Return"), but their stoned aim is true. Swampy, classic rock-evoking, definitely not climbing any Holy Mountains or anything in seriousness, bet they're a hoot live.
VAMACHARA – Deliverance
As the lines between hardcore and metal continue to blur, the latest So Cal offering from the Closed Casket stable present themselves here in a non-fancy room backdrop raw and unfettered by anything else besides what they do. An air-raid siren feedback intro segues into bludgeoning riffs and hair-raising throat-tear, this stomps all over the place and previews an EP out later this month.
VAN HALEN – The Only People Who Put Iced Tea in Jack Daniels Bottles Is The Clash
As reported this week on this very site, David Lee Roth has slammed the door on any future with his longtime, off-and-on musical compadres, so let's take a moment and reflect on this, his greatest recorded moment with them.
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