Bulareyaung Pagarlava, a Cloud Gate Dance Theatre performer and prominent figure in Taiwan’s performing arts scene, traveled to Hualien County in early 2012 to watch a performance by singer/songwriter Sangpuy Katatepan. After the show, Sangpuy asked Bulareyaung whether he could speak the Paiwan language, and the latter responded that he could only speak a little. […]

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Last Friday I started work as a contributor to the Live Wire column in the Taipei Times daily newspaper. The column focuses on the goings on of the music scene in Taipei and around Taiwan. I’ll be working with a team of two other writers to bring readers the latest, so you’ll find me in […]

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Here’s our full set from Summoning the Demons Festival in Saigon, a.k.a. Ho Chi Hinh City, Vietnam. We got to meet some great people and play with some amazing bands in both Saigon and Hanoi. Vietnam, we’ll be back again!   Recommend on Facebook share via Reddit Tweet about it

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There was an era when death metal didn’t have to mean million mile per hour blasts and time signature changes every four bars. This is going back a ways, mind you, to the time of Mantas/early Death, Massacre, and the like, before technicality with a side of generic breakdowns became the order of the day. […]

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So, it’s been several months since I last posted here, going back to the tail end of 2012. I was in Canada for the latter half of December and the first half of January, seeing friends and family and spending the holidays there. I also got a bit of work done, believe it or not. […]

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We’ve only got one show left for 2012 so if you haven’t had a chance to see us live this year here are a couple of recent videos posted just a few weeks ago. We’ve got our biggest year touring wise coming up in 2013. Stay tuned for updates! Recommend on Facebook share via Reddit […]

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The tragic death of Suicide Silence front man Mitch Lucker has sent shock waves rippling through the metal community today, prompting an outpouring of grief on various social media sites. I can’t say I was a fan of Suicide Silence, but the death of the young father strikes a chord in me nonetheless. Yes, his […]

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Getting older is an insanely weird trip. Physically, I’m aging. There’s no getting around it. The advancing years are evident in my face and especially my hairline. I’m getting older, as we all do, at least physically speaking. Mentally might be another story. I would say I’m more mature in many areas. I don’t go […]

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So I did this interview for Brutalism.com on behalf of Revilement the other day. Not that I do  a lot of these, but when I do, no matter where the interviewer might be from, they tend to have a fairly decent  grasp on the English language. This time around, not so much. The interviewer, who […]

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There are few bands that can be classified as true pioneers of a specific subset of metal. Death metal has Death, Master, Possessed; thrash has the Big Four; black metal has Venom and Bathory, and so on. And in grind, there is Napalm Death. The seminal band has long been devoid of its original members, […]

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