THE METAL WIRE: Sean Killian [VIO-LENCE] Diagnosed With Stage 4 Cirrhosis Of the Liver; What Fans Can Do To Help***UPDATED***
Jun25

THE METAL WIRE: Sean Killian [VIO-LENCE] Diagnosed With Stage 4 Cirrhosis Of the Liver; What Fans Can Do To Help***UPDATED***

THE METAL WIRE: Sean Killian [VIO-LENCE] Diagnosed With Stage 4 Cirrhosis Of the Liver; What Fans Can Do To Help Written by Marc C. Pietrek 2017 [Marc C. Pietrek/www.vitriolinc.com] One of the most revered and let’s be honest, feared bands that came out of the incredible Bay Area thrash metal scene of the mid to late 1980s was VIO-LENCE. Their fist two albums, ‘Eternal Nighmare’ (1988 MECHANIC RECORDS) and...

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THE METAL WIRE: EXODUS Has Songs Written For Upcoming Album
Jun11

THE METAL WIRE: EXODUS Has Songs Written For Upcoming Album

THE METAL WIRE: EXODUS Has Songs Written For Upcoming Album Written by Marc C. Pietrek 2017 Great new 411 on San Francisco-based thrash metal gods, EXODUS!! Per (drummer) Tom Hunting on the “MIKE JAMES ROCK SHOW” (link to interview listed below) at this weekends’s DOWNLOAD FESTIVAL, “We’re just structuring songs right now. I think that we’ve probably got five or six maybe, and the makings for the...

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Interview: Andy Beresky of BLACK PYRAMID [05/07/2017]
May26

Interview: Andy Beresky of BLACK PYRAMID [05/07/2017]

Interview: Andy Beresky of BLACK PYRAMID [05/07/2017] Written by Marc C. Pietrek 2017 Guitarist/vocalist Andy Beresky of Northampton, Massachusetts-based “psychedelic war metal” trio BLACK PYRAMID telephoned-in on May 07, 2017 to be interviewed by VITRIOL, INC – A DARK UNITED FRONT (www.vitriolinc.com). I learned quickly that this very friendly and engaging musician’s journey into writing some of the most brutal...

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Cultist – Received!
May04

Cultist – Received!

I just received my Cultist pack, and wow! First of, the package… I got the new Cultist cassette in a cloth bag with the Cultist logo, a cloth patch with the same, a sticker and a very nice black shirt with white logo. And the shirt is REAL nice, not the usual piece of shit garment with crappy image transfer. Nope, this is the real deal. So at this point, I am just stoked on the pack and have not even listened to the tape. Now...

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BAND FEATURE (Including Interview): DUST BOLT
May01

BAND FEATURE (Including Interview): DUST BOLT

BAND FEATURE (Including Interview): DUST BOLT Written by Marc C. Pietrek 2017 Those of us who were lucky enough to be around during thrash metals’ most fruit baring years are a skeptical bunch. A lot of us will not even go see bands that we grew up with being loyal to because of excuses like, “It’s not the original line-up, dude!”. We do not buy their latest releases with “I don’t know, man. They...

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BAND FEATURE: PORTRAIT (Sweden)
Apr25

BAND FEATURE: PORTRAIT (Sweden)

BAND FEATURE: PORTRAIT (Sweden) Written by Marc C. Pietrek 2017 Fans of the original MERCYFUL FATE are a particularly stubborn bunch as I am one of them ha ha. To them, the chemistry that yielded those magic results on both ‘Melissa’ and ‘Don’t Break the Oath’ have never been able to be replicated by KING DIAMOND solo or the post-original MERCYFUL FATE incarnations. The classic line-up won legions of fans...

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