Sunday, 30 July 2017






Featured in this episode: Doom, Death Metal, Old School DM, Thrash, Stoner Rock, D-Beat, Brutal DM, Crust, silly skits, silly/college humor, Saxon jacket, & more!
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         Hogan's Goat - Annie Off The Rails (3:40)
        Ice Howl - The Tracker (4:33)
        Low Fat Getting High - Childhood Friends (1:41)
        The Watchers - Just a Needle (4:34)
        MaidaVale - Standby Swing (5:26)
        Lo-Pan - The Duke (4:23)
        Hogan's Goat - Pennymade (3:20)
        Avatarium - The Sky at the Bottom of the Sea (5:25)
        Smoke Mountain - Demon (4:37)
        Witch Ritual - Desert Noise (6:03)
        TOWER - Flames (3:29)
        Arc of Ascent - Hexagram (7:34)
Hogan's Goat - Rat Boy (3:59)
        Hogan's Goat - If I'm Dead (4:47)
        Hogan's Goat - Elkhorn Mountain (3:48)
        The Doomsday Kingdom - Silent Kingdom (5:11)
Hogan's Goat - Drinkin' with the priest (4.39)
Hogan's Goat - Jack and Kill (3.32)
Hogan's Goat - John Doe (4.35)
Hogan's Goat - Over the palisade (3.58)
Hogan's Goat - Shit Kicker (4.35)
        Eruption - The Yearning (5:23)
        Nadimac - U Podrumu Zute Kuce (3:51)
        Heart Attack - Feed The Fire (4:16)
        Dead Head - The Day Of The Devil (4:10)
        Hell's Domain - The Walls Come Tumblin' Down (3:48)
        Sauron - Rotten And Ready (4:26)
        Violblast - Individuality (3:00)
        WAR ENGINE - A Way Of Life (3:48)
        Gravesite - Atrophied Organs (4:21)
        Cryptworm - Gutswamp (4:09)
        Flesh Incineration - Authoritarian Populism (2:04)
        Feral Chaos - Scared Minds (1:16)
        Left Cross - Necromunda (2:34)
        MAIM - The Gnarling Dead (4:18)
        Miazma - A Culture Defiled (3:41)
        Necrosis - Crying Havoc (2:24)
        Rest In Chaos - Bells of Destruction (2:30)
        Cast to Wolves - Disgusted (2:23)
        BARK - I Remain Untamed (2:12)
        SHIV - Novemu soncu (3:27)
        Tribünal - Choke On The Carcass (2:00)
        Theriac - Drawn by Nothing (1:11)
        SORCERY - Bastard Anthem (2:15)
        Grinning Death's Head - Year of the Snake (2:19)
        GEIGER COUNTER - Breed Specific Legislation (1:57)
        DESTEUFELS - Anästhet (2:17)
        Extraction - Possession (1:44)
        Warvictims - Ingen Ro För De Galna (2:56)
        VAI-TE FODER - Liberdade Moralista (0:56)
        Svaveldioxid - Dödens Uttryck (1:22)
        Canker - Earthquake (4:56)
        Cut Up - Vermin Funeral (3:48)



1. Hello  how  are things  in  Chicago  these  days? Please  introduce  yourself  to  the  readers?

Andrew Oosterbaan: Hi! Things are going well over here. We had a string of really humid hot days but tonight it's a very nice night. I'm Andrew Oosterbaan, I do vocals and guitars and most of the songwriting for Mordatorium.

Jon Corston: I’m Jon Corston.

Pearl Kacew: I am Pearl Kacew, the drummer in Mordatorium. Things are not too bad in Chicago other than taxes as usual.

2. What  age  were  you  when you  first  started  listening to  metal? Who  were  some  of the  first  bands  you  listened to?

AO: My first introduction to heavier music was with a couple of Test Drive computer games I had which had these industrial soundtracks. There were some songs from KMFDM and a couple from Fear Factory and so on, and I really loved the guitar sounds these bands had. A little later on I happened upon a couple tracks from Metallica's “...And Justice For All” that were on my sister's hard drive for some reason and dug those a bit. Some peers of mine showed me a bit of Rammstein and maybe some Megadeth also, but what really hooked me into metal music was when I stumbled sort of randomly on Carcass and some old Arch Enemy tracks from one of those old P2P download programs called Limewire. I think the Arch Enemy songs were mislabeled as being by “Metalocalypse” or something.

JC: I was roughly between 5-7 yrs old. I already had been exposed to the oldies and classic rock by that time. But it was typical stuff, Metallica, Megadeth, Pantera etc. Whatever I could hear on the radio basically.

PK: I was about 12 or 13, my first introduction was mainstream – Metallica. I really liked Master of Puppets. When I was a little older, around 16, I found underground radio shows that used to play metal late at night and I used to tape them. That's how I discovered bands like Amorphis and Borknagar. Someone in high school also gave me a bootleg Necrophobic CD – the CD had “Darkside” written on it with marker and nothing else so for a long time after that I tried to find this band called Darkside again with no luck, until one day my friend Nick Morgan told me I should look for an album title instead of a band name, and I found it again 14 years later. That was a surreal moment.

3. Mordatorium   was  formed  in  2008 when  did you  all get the  idea to  start  this  band? Who   would  you  say the  bands  biggest  influences  are?

AO: I had a friend named Mike in my gym class in high school, and I knew he played a bit of guitar as well. We were both a bit new to it. I think he was wearing a Kiss shirt or something one day and I told him to check out Heartwork from Carcass. He came to me the next day saying he thought it was awesome, and we decided we'd start jamming together after that. Mordatorium evolved from the songs we had been writing together. So then of course Carcass has been a consistent influence over the years, and in more recent years there have been more straight-forward old death metal acts such as Grave for example, and some crust/d-beat type stuff as well rubbing off on us.

4. What  is  the  current  line-up  of the  band?

AO: Right now there's myself on guitar and vocals. Then there's Pearl Kacew on the drums, who's been playing with me since 2014 which is when the current incarnation of the band came to be and when we started playing shows regularly. Rounding out our 3-piece is my good friend Jon Corston, who's band Beyond De-th we had played a bunch of shows with. He does guitar and vocals for that band, but he's doing bass with us.

5. Obsessed With  Death  is  the  bands  fourth  full-length  release  how  long  did  it  take the  band to  write the  music for this  release?

AO: It came together over a couple of years. Initially I was more interested in playing the older stuff live and just doing that, but we occasionally would talk about writing new music, so one or two songs were more or less there at the end of the 2014-15 winter. Writing became a bit more frequent from there, and we wrapped up all but one or two songs by the spring of last year. I think the final song was done that summer, and then in the fall we got ready to record it.

PK: Andrew wrote the first song late 2014. We were writing it on and off all of 2015, and it was nearly completed early 2016. There were a few minor adjustments that year, so in all it took about a year and a half to write. We tend to write music when inspiration hits rather than trying to force it.

6. Obsessed With  Death   is  self-released  I  believe  have you  all  looked for  a  label  to  work  with  or do  you  prefer  to  self-release  your  own  music?

AO: In general we like to go at it on our own, so we haven't ever pursued a label. Though now that we've been getting a little more press over in Europe and so on, I realize it would be nice to have some distribution overseas so that people won't have to pay a lot of money for shipping if they want to buy physical CD's or other merch from us. So perhaps we'll put some thought into a solution to that, which I suppose could involve a label, but it's more likely that someone will reach out to us about that rather than the other way around.

PK: We have not looked for a label so far since we haven't felt a need for it. We prefer to self-release since we are able to do record ourselves and we can fund the merch and other band expenses. I personally have a fear of bad contracts from hearing other people's horror stories. So if we decided to work with a label it would have very off-hands, preferably limited to some sort of distribution deal. We currently work with a digital distribution company but we want to look for physical distribution when Obsessed with Death gets released.

7. Besides  the  newest  cd   does the  band  have  any  of  the  previous  releases  still  available   for the readers? Besides  physical releases  does the  band  have  any  other  merchandise  available  for  the  readers?If  yes  what  is  available and  where  can the  readers  buy  it?

AO: We have the last couple of albums “Raw” and “The Dark Crusade” available digitally on our bandcamp page, and for “Raw” we have a bunch of CD's too. We sold out of Dark Crusade CD's, and since it's sort of a different sound and a different era for the band, not to mention a bit primitive, I haven't ordered another batch. We do still play a couple of those songs live though, so if there's interest in it I might restock those. Besides that we have a couple of shirt designs, and we're working on some more, as well as patches and some other things. All of these things are available for sale exclusively through our bandcamp page, which is

PK: Raw is also available digitally on Bandcamp and the usual digital distribution places like iTunes, Amazon, Google Play, Spotify, etc.

8. Does     Mordatorium    play  live  very  often  if  yes  what  have  been  some   of  the  bands  biggest shows over the years?And  who  are  some  bands you  have  shared the  stage  with?

AO: When we first started really playing near the end of 2014 we kept pretty busy, playing locally every couple of months for the next year or so. After that we started spacing out local shows more, doing just a couple a year, and we went up and played in Milwaukee once also. As far as some of the bigger shows and some international acts that we've done shows with, we recently did one with Marduk and Incantation back in February which was pretty awesome, and in the past we also played with Insomnium and Omnium Gatherum, as well as Morbid Saint. I think one of my favorite shows we've done though was one that we headlined early in 2016. We had a great group of bands, and we pretty well packed our favorite local dive around here. The crowd seemed really into it and it was a lot of fun.

9. Are  their  in tours  or  shows  coming  up  in  support  of  Obsessed With  Death  if  yes  where  will  the  band  be  playing?

AO: Right now we don't have anything planned besides an album release show here in about a month. Beyond that I'm sure we're probably going to plan some weekend warrior trips around the region and we'll keep playing locally here and there as well. As far as a larger tour in the US or internationally, it's something that we're open to, but ultimately it comes down to logistics and our work schedules and so on. In any case, we don't plan to tour too extensively, if at all, but depending on a few things you might see us make a trek or two on the road for this one at some point.

10. Besides  working  in   Mordatorium do you  or  any  of the  members  currently  work  with  any  other  bands ?If  yes  please  tell the  readers  a  little  about  them?

AO: As for Pearl and I, Mordatorium is all we do as far as bands go. Jon has a few things going on though.

Jon Corston: I have been working on my own project Beyond Deth for the past 5 yrs, doing vocals, guitar and songwriting. 2 demos have been released and we have a full length album ready to push later this year. I do 2nd guitar with the band God Dementia also, who will have their next album released later this year.

11. When  not  working  on  new  music  or  band  business  what  do you  enjoy  doing  in your  free time?

AO: Lately I've been hooked on playing this combat flight simulator game called War Thunder on my computer. I studied history and I'm a bit of a WWII nerd, so it's been fun. That's been eating up most of my free time lately.

JC: I really love sleeping but yeah if I have any free time I'll squeeze in some video games.

PK: I don't think any of us has too many hobbies besides music and video games. Lots of video games. Oh and watching certain YouTube channels like Life of Boris, and TV shows like Game of Thrones. Once in a while I'll go on a book reading kick for a month or two and then back to the video games.

12. Mordatorium comes  out  of  the  Illinois  death metal  metal  scene  what  is your  opinion  of  the Illinois metal  scene  over  the  years?

AO: Chicago has a few big early death metal bands like Master, Cianide, Novembers Doom, and also Cardiac Arrest a bit later on, and we love all those bands. So I think our state has got a good bit of cred as far as the global metal world goes thanks to those guys. As for more recent years, I've been active playing here for about ten years now and I think there are a lot of cool bands and a pretty good variety of metal bands in the area. My old band Panzer mostly played out in the suburbs and out in DeKalb where we lived, and I was impressed by how good some of the shows were – so it's not all limited to the city here. Of course Chicago is a hub for it, and there are a lot of bands in or around the city proper, but the rest of the state is by no means slacking. We have a solid scene anyhow for death metal, black metal, doom, some technical thrash and some crossover, and occasionally some really good old-school heavy/speed metal kind of bands too, though those are sadly few and far between. There isn't really much any power metal or folk metal or melodic death metal around here that I can think of, so if you're into that kind of stuff, you're a little out of luck here. Maybe five or ten years ago there were a few really cool melodic death bands though. Then again, it's a big city so I certainly could be missing something!

JC: It's pretty rocky, with so many bands in the city and surrounding suburbs, competition can become fierce. There are a lot of people that won't even take a minute to listen to anything it seems. It's hard to stand out or even get in good with specific venues and promoters.

PK: I moved here in 2012, and I haven't seen it change. Some of my favorite bands ever come from here, and people seem very supportive and very into the music.

13. Who  are your  all-time favorite  bands  coming  out  of    Illinois ?And  are  their  any  new  bands  you  feel  the  readers  should  watch  out  for?

AO: Some of my favorite bands from around here besides some of the classics I mentioned before are Terranaut, Fin, Act of Destruction, Beyond De-th, Elbow Deep, Nucleus, Bear Mace, Unsanctioned, and Tenebrism. I'm sure I've left a couple out that I shouldn't have also. Elbow Deep has a new album out either now or really soon, I forget, and they put on a hell of a live show. Terranaut does some excellent “hanging out in the forest” kind of black metal that I've been listening to a bunch, and they’re working on a new EP following up their album “Native Sorrow”. A couple others of those have an album or a second album in the works too I know. Check 'em all out if you've got time.

JC: Disinter, Cardiac Arrest, Elbow Deep, Air Raid.

PK: Cianide and Cardiac Arrest, hands down all-time favorite bands of mine out of here. As far as new bands coming out of here, for those who like black metal definitely check out Terranaut.

14. Thank  you  for  taking  the  time  to  fill  this  interview  out  do  you  have  any  final  comments  for  the  readers?

AO: We really appreciate the interest people have been showing in our music. We love making it and playing it, and I promise there will be more to come. Cheers!

ClawHammer PR

New Jersey's Paralysis interview done by Patrick posted on 7-29-17

Interview  with  Paralysis   done  by  Patrick

1. Hello, How  are  things  going  in  New  Jersey  this  week? Please  introduce  yourself  to  the  readers?

Hello everything's good. I'm Jon Plemenik from  Paralysis

2. When  did you  first  start  listening to  metal music  and who  were  some  of the the  first  bands you  heard?

Well it all started out with my mom buying me a Queen CD and that's all I would listen to and then I heard crazy train by Ozzy Osbourne and started getting into metal more.

3. Paralysis  was  formed in 2010  when  did you  all get the idea to  form this band? Who  would  you  say  are  the  bands  biggest  influences?

Well me and an old friend of mine Jon Barrett decided to play instruments and wanted to play music together and tried to get other friends of ours to make a band. I would say at the time Metallica was our biggest influence to start a band.

4. Life  Sentence  is  the bands  debut  full-length   does the  whole  band  take  part in  the  writing  process or does  one member  usually  write everything?

All the writing was done between me and the bassist Patrick Harte

 5. Who  usually  handles  writing  the  lyrics  and  what  are  some  subjects you  all wrote  about  on  Life  Sentence?

The lyrics are all really handled by all of us in the band. The subjects we chose to write about real life problems that we are either dealing with now or have dealt with in the past.

 6.  Paralysis  self-released  the debut  would the  band  like to  find  a  label to  work  with or  do you  prefer to  self-release  your  music?

We would prefer to have a label back us because it gets really hard putting a lot of money into it especially when we have other things in life we have to take care of.

7. I  believe Life  Sentence   is  a  digital  release  are  their  any  plans  to  release  it  on  cd  or  cassette  soon? Besides   the debut  does the band  have  any  other  merchandise  available for the readers? If  yes  what  is  available  and  where can the readers  buy  it?

We have physical cds for sale along with t-shirts patches and decals on our BigCartel website. We would love to release it on vinyl and cassette in the future.

 8. Paralysis comes  out  of  New  Jersey  what  is your  opinion  of  the  metal scene  in  New Jersey?

It really depends where you play and who you play with but overall it has a good scene.

9. Who  are your  all-time  favorite  bands  coming  out of the   New Jersey  scene?Are their  any  new  bands you  feel  the  readers  should  check  out  soon?

One of my all time favorite bands to come out of New Jersey is Overkill. Another great band from New Jersey is Condition Critical.

10. Besides  metal  do you  all listen to  any  other  forms of underground  music? If  yes  what  genres  do you  listen to  and  who  are your favorite  bands or  artists?

I have been starting to listen to underground rap like $uicideboy$, Pouya, and Ghostemane.

 11. When  not  working  on  new  music  or  band  business  what  do you  enjoy  doing  in your  free time?

I enjoy watching tv and hanging out with my girlfriend. I also love to ride bmx bikes when I can.

 12. Besides  music  we  are  big  movie  fans  here do  you  all  watch  a lot  of  movies? Do you have a  favorite movie genre?

I don't watch many movies but our bassist Patrick is huge into horror and sci-fi movies.

13.What  are your  all-time  favorite  movies?

I love all the insidious movies.

 14. Who  are  some  of your  favorite  actresses  and  actors? Are their  any  directors  you  like to  watch?

I don't really have any specifics that I favor over.

15. Thank  you  for  taking the  time to  fill  this  interview  out  do  you  have  any  final  words  for the  readers?
I would like give a special shoutout to my mom. She has supported me with everything. I have done from day one and I wouldn't be doing any of this if it wasn't for her support.

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Saturday, 29 July 2017

New metal reviews done on 7-29-17

Paralysis--Life  Sentence  digital  release  {Self-Released}
New  Jersey's Paralysis deliever  their  debut  full length featuring  ten  tracks  of  aggressive thrash metal.The  vocals  are  a  mix of  old school gruff death metal growls mixed  with screams similar to  the  early  years  of thrash.The  guitarist  knows  how to  write  and create  some memorable  guitar  patterns and  riffs.The  guitarist  does play  a mix of  going from  a  an  all out  assult of  fast thrashing  riffs to  a more  controlled  slower mid paced  style.If  you  are  a  fan  of the  early eighties U.S thrash  scene  then  defintly  give  Paralysis  a  listen today.
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Pathology--Pathology cd {Comatose  Music}
California's  Pathology  return  with  their  ninth  full length  release  to date.For  those unfamiliar  with Pathology's  style  it is heavy,slam brutal death metal and this is a  great  band  and release for  all those  who enjoy  this  style.The  vocals  are  low,deep death  metal  growls that really  fit this  bands musical  style.The  guitars  range from extremely fast guitar patterns to  a more heavier slower  mid paced  guitar  sound.If you  are  a  fan of  Pathology's  previous  releases  then  defintly  pick this one  up today  and if you  are  new to the band  but  enjoy  brutal,slam death metal  then  pick  up a  copy  today.

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Whore Of  Bethlehem--Extinguish  The  Light   cd {Black Market  Metal}
Coming  out  of  the Texas death,black  metal  scene is  Whore Of  Bethlehem  who  deliever a  great  new  release.Combing  both  old and  new school metal  elements within their music.Extinguish  The  Light  has  more of  a  brutal death metal sound  and  feel  but  does  add some  black metal  elements  throughout  the  songs.The  guitarist  know how to  write and  play some extremely fast,chaotic  guitar  patterns.But  can slow to  a  more controlled  heavier  pace  before  going  back  to the hyperspeed style and sound.The  vocals  are low,brutal death growls mixed  with  some  blackend  screams used in  a few  songs.If you  are  looking for  a  band  that  can play brutal death metal with both  old-school and newer  elelments  mixed together  then  be  sure  to  pick up  a  copy  of  Extinguish  The  Light   today.
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 Featured today: Doom, Death Metal, Old School DM, Thrash, Stoner Rock, D-Beat, Brutal DM, Crust, silly skits, silly/college humor, Sherlock Mosh Holmes, Saxon jacket, & more!

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 Featured today: Doom, Death Metal, Old School DM, Thrash, Stoner Rock, D-Beat, Brutal DM, Crust, silly skits, silly/college humor, Sherlock Mosh Holmes, Saxon jacket, & more!

Listen/Tune in @

 Tune in today & every Saturday on @ 8pm-12am UK, 9pm-1am CET (Europe), 3pm-7pm Eastern (US), 12pm-4pm West Coast (US), 2pm-6pm Central (US), & 1pm-5pm Mountain (US).
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Ancient Visionz DIY Metal Radio streams today, details coming up.

Friday, 28 July 2017




 Featured tomorrow: Doom, Death Metal, Old School DM, Thrash, Stoner Rock, D-Beat, Brutal DM, Crust, silly skits, silly humor, Sherlock Mosh Holmes, Saxon jacket, & more!

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 Tune in every Saturday on @ 8pm-12am UK, 9pm-1am CET (Europe), 3pm-7pm Eastern (US), 12pm-4pm West Coast (US), 2pm-6pm Central (US), & 1pm-5pm Mountain (US).
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 I'm busy working through various updates for the site. I went through a lot of contemplating whilst I was offline regarding how to help the many bands/artists/friends/PR companies who contact myself. Not all the promos or music I receive aligns with what I play on the radio shows nor flows with the genres I cover, but there are other ways to help. With this in mind, I decided to make the interviews for the site more open regardless of personal musical preferences or tastes. It is a policy to be adapted for future episodes of the chat radio show when guests are available. The chat radio show is a separate entity to Ancient Visionz Metal Radio.

  Interviews can discuss other areas, which we all can relate to regardless of musical genres. For example, the process behind writing music and expressing creativity, movies, and so on. Hopefully this will offfer something for everyone and turn people on to various music and demonstrate common interests.

  For those who listen to my shows, whether live or the podcasts, then you know what I cover and what is played. Ancient Visionz Metal Radio remains the same. I'm simply diversifying the site further, so bear in mind not everything will be what I 'like' or every reader 'likes', but hopefully what I'm trying to do with Ancient Visionz is obvious.


  I'm currently faced with a welcomed headache regarding Ancient Visionz Radio. It surrounds whether to separate particular genres from the metal show. There are so many promos and genres to play that one show isn't really enough, but I don't want to be doing 3-4 shows a week, or I'll become burnt out. My radio shows have always taken priority before reviews and interviews. I do need another edition to help cater for the various genres.

  Atm I'm considering bringing back the hc punk radio show (The Wastelands/Ancient Visionz Punk edition). Sadly, the punk edition had always struggled, so I'm unsure whether it would be another wasted effort.

  In the meantime don't forget Ancient Visionz Metal Radio airs tomorrow from 3pm-7pm EST (US)/8pm-12am UK.  For further info please visit the link here.

Thursday, 27 July 2017



Track List:
  1. Hogan's Goat - Rat Boy (3:59)
  2. Hogan's Goat - Pennymade (3:20)
  3. Hogan's Goat - Shit Kicker (4:35)
  4. Hogan's Goat - Annie Off The Rails (3:40)
  5. Hogan's Goat - Over the Palisade (3:58)
  6. Hogan's Goat - If I'm Dead (4:47)
  7. Hogan's Goat - John Doe (4:35)
  8. Hogan's Goat - Jack and Jill (3:32)
  9. Hogan's Goat - Elkhorn Mountain (3:48)
  10. Hogan's Goat - Drinkin' With The Priest (4:39)

 Peace all, so I'm going to write this review from the heart and hopefully it conveys the feelings that went through my mind as I heard Hogan's Goat. I was in the middle of writing several interviews for a PR company that send me various promos for the radio show and site. I reached Hogan's Goat on the list and began writing their interview. When I was listening to Hogan's Goat I had to stop writing. I soon became pretty pumped up, which is why I decided to stop writing anymore interviews, and go straight to a review for Hogan's Goat. This fact is testament to Hogan's Goat's music.

    This is damn solid rad killer grit. In-fact lets nerd. Anyone enjoying Robert Redford's Wild West on the history channel? Go start an episode, mute the sound, then play Hogan's Goat, and man it flows so well. I'm an all round nerd, I just loose myself when I hear music I like whether punk, metal or anything else. Where do I start with Hogan's Goat? I guess trying to stop nerding would be a good start, but man, just man. 

  Ok genre name dropping. Ever wanted to hear a band do everything from: desert rock, stoner rock, hard rock, blues, outlaw country, southern rock n roll, prog, classic rock, traditional heavy metal, and more? Pretty much all of those are contained within Hogan's Goat self titled LP. 

  I think the members just decided to play what they all enjoy and craft a finely toned sound as a result. It is a refreshing listen and extremely enjoyable to hear so many different influences on Hogan's Goat self titled LP.

  The vocals are strong and distinguishable, flowing with the guitars and drums to a fine precision, aligning to form a memorable piece of music for the listener. Considering Hogan's Goat have only been around since 2014, its one awesome debut, and they are currently unsigned, which will change very soon. 

  The best way to experience Hogan's Goat is to give the band a chance and listen. Hogan's Goat does not disappoint. The opening track Ratboy is strong and the LP follows through with many notable songs such as Shit Kicker, Annie Off The Rails, Elkhorn Mountain, Drinkin' With The Priest, Pennymade, and yes in-other words, the whole album. The songs are full of energy and embody a rawness that challenges you not to remain still. It is an experience you can totally immerse yourself with, and it is just really good music with soul. I'm already eager to see what they do next. Awesome work guys. 

Please support the band below at the following links. 


Tuesday, 25 July 2017


Peace all, I just cleared 3 months worth of promos for the Ancient Visionz radio show and am now working through a list of interviews for the site. Many more updates coming soon.

Monday, 24 July 2017


Peace all, I'm busy catching up with the backlog and working through it. I'm deciding whether to bring back the hc punk show. I may do a short 1-2hr stream or a pre-recorded podcast featuring HC (most genres of hc)/Grind/PV. Crust/D-Beat/Crossover would remain as part of the Saturday metal show as those genres can flow much more easily with metal.

Please check the site for further announcements. 

Sunday, 23 July 2017



Ancient Visionz DIY metal radio returned with an extended edition. It as great to be back on after a hiatus due to eye strain and no PC. Mosh!!!!! The show will be back to a 3-4hr edition as usual from 3-7pm EST/8pm-12am UK or 4-7pm EST/9pm-12am UK depending on the amount of promo we have recieved.

Featured in this episode: thrash, power metal, traditional heavy metal, death metal, brutal dm, doom, old school dm, hard rock, grunge punk, stoner rock, heavy doom, silly humor, skits, & more!

Funeralglade - Death (Only Way Out) (4:40)
        HeadCrusher - Seismal (3:49)
        HeadCrusher - Eternal Butchery (3:41)
        Gravewards - Casket Entrapment (5:38)
        Gravewards - Subconscious Lobotomy (4:07)
        Gravewards - Crawling Chaos (6:37)
        Gravewards - Deathwomb Incubation (5:18)
        Eyestral - The Forest of Men (5:56)
        Eyestral - Gloom at its Finest (6:47)
        Grand Delusion - Mangrove Blues (4:36)
        Grand Delusion - Ghost Of The Widow Mccain (5:36)
        Brume - Reckon (9:13)
        Altair - Path of Worms (4:05)
        Altair - Seed of Violence (4:28)
        Burning Ground - Darkened Desire (5:18)
        Burning Ground - Last Day Of Light (6:19)
        Black Paisley - Run Run Run (4:30)
        1818 - Swallow (4:21)
        Malfunc Prism - Jim (3:04)
        SphereDemonis - Three Secrets Of Ishtar (4:01)
        SphereDemonis - Risen Of The Sanctuary (4:11)
        Casket Robbery - The Ascension (4:00)
        Deadcase - Primitive Fears (3:09)
        DENY THE URGE - All Or None (3:07)
        HERESIARCH - The Yoke (2:52)
        HERESIARCH - Lupine Epoch (2:00)
        ENTRENCH - Enter the Fray (3:28)
        Retched - Insane (2:30)
        Retched - The Pharaoh's Curse (4:19)
        DESERTER - Urban Gehenna (3:28)
        DESERTER - Cry Of The Forsaken (5:16)
        BrainThrash - Major Mayhem (4:01)
        BrainThrash - All The Chambers (3:30)
        All Kings Fall - Wake Up (3:33)
        All Kings Fall - Shadows Beneath My Grave (3:16)
        AFTER DUSK - A Phantom Epiphany (4:44)
        AFTER DUSK - A Corpse With A Smile (4:56)
        Serperus - Dark Passenger (3:41)
        Vallenfyre - Dead World Breathes (0:40)
        Tacheless - Instinct (1:23)
        Warvictims - Sönderknullad Jord (2:37)
        Driller Killer - Legacy of Anger (1:19)
        Germ Bomb - The Oath (3:46)
        Wo Fat - Midnight Cometh - Three Minutes to ... (6:20)
        Substratum - Curse of the Soothsayer Part II: The Cycle Begins Again (4:15)
        Scarab - Days Of A Burial Mask (7:16)
        Casket Garden - As the hammer falls (3:06)
        Brutal Rebirth - Closed In Fear (3:16)
        Autopsy - Teeth Of The Shadow Horde (3:27)
        Bloodstrike - Bloodrotten (4:16)
        Brutality - Perpetual Resolution (3:57)
        CHAOSBRINGER - Corrupted Reality (5:18)
        Undead - Praise the Absurd (6:07)
        Zombie Assault - Unearthlings (2:58)
Phylactery - Risen Restless Dead (3.12)
Phylactery - Wisdom of Heretics (3.20)

Saturday, 22 July 2017


Thanks to all who listened to the live Ancient Visionz show today, podcast uploaded tomorrow.


Ancient Visionz DIY metal radio now live on air and back after a hiatus due to eye strain. Mosh!!!!!

Featured today: thrash, power metal, traditional heavy metal, death metal, brutal dm, doom, old school dm, hard rock, grunge punk, stoner rock, heavy doom, silly humor, skits, & more!


Hey all, Ancient Visionz returns today @ 2-7pm EST/7pm-12am UK with an onslaught of mosh. This is the return of the regular Ancient Visionz Radio show after a hiatus due to eye strain and having no PC. Details soon.

Friday, 21 July 2017


Gravewards - Subconscious Lobotomy

 Gravewards are from Athens, Greece, and recorded Subconscious Lobotomy at Made In Hell Studios. With that title, I think we know what to expect from the band. Think of Autopsy's vocals fused with the sound of Bolt Thrower would be a safe starting to point to describe Gravewards.

  The speed is mid paced, but it is grimy enough for my punk side to enjoy the EP. I guess to put a delightful image in your mind, imagine mosh in a sewer played by a group of musicians floating down the quaint unclean stream. It is that level of stench combined with sheer unfiltered death metal. Expanding the nerdom further, imagine the band then leaving the sewer to appear in a graveyard to play to a group of the undead who have just woke up and are slowly starting to flail their limbs around to the metal. 

  Sweaty smelly metal is always good as it retains a rawness to its soul, which Gravewards employ nicely on Subconscious Lobotomy. I'd like them to be a bit faster for my own tastes as this would ramp up the mosh to a greater level, but it is a solid EP. Fans of old school dm and death/doom will appreciate and enjoy Subconscious Lobotomy. 

  Overall Graveward's debut EP 'Subconscious Lobotomy' is a strong EP, which also showcases a strong DIY spirit within the sound and offers classic unfiltered old school death metal that speaks to the senses. 




Featured in this episode: Death Metal, Old School DM, Brutal DM, Thrash, Crossover, Doom, Hard Rock, Metal, silly humor, & skits.

1818 - Believe (3:41)
Bludy Gyres - Defy the Lie (8:47)
Brume - Reckon (9:13)
Jaw Bones - The Ride To Nowhere (4:29)
Kroh - Living Water (5:12)
HERESIARCH - Harbinger (4:06)
Anubi's Servants - Duat (2:53)
Antidote - 3rd Time In Greenland (5:29)
CORPSIA - The Rite (2:53)
ENTRENCH - Iron Coffin (5:48)
Nuclear Warfare - Half Truths (3:33)
Casket Robbery - Lilith (3:00)
DENY THE URGE - All Or None (3:07)
Elder Devil - The Collected (1:51)
Enragement - Mass of a Thousand Suns (5:14)
Ingurgitating Oblivion - Amid The Offal, Abide With Me (1:43)
Mordatorium - Biting Cold (4:27)
Oracle - By the Hands of Aestrea (4:44)
Scalpel - Labors of Loathing (2:40)