This week we’re turning over the Sunday Slaylist to something a little different – we want you to go buy something. On Monday 18 February, Pat Egan, Relapses Records’ Director of Retail Sales, died following a the result of complications with a case of pneumonia. To raise money for Pat’s daughter’s college fund, the folks over at Relapse have gone and put together a compilation of 20 of the finest bands ever to have worked with the label – and we think it’d be a damn fine gesture if a few of our readers joined us in buying it, in recognition of the awesome music Pat helped bring us over the years, as well as to help out the family of a fellow metal fan when they need it most.
February 4th, 2011
15 March 2011
by Tom Dare
Grindcore’s ferocious formula doesn’t always lend itself to consistency or longevity, but Finland’s Rotten Sound are one of the shining exceptions. 18 years, seven long-plays and numerous EPs and splits after they first began, they’re still playing grindcore and, as new release Cursed proves, it’s still enough to make you want to demolish everything in sight.
January 25th, 2007
It took a force of nature to bring seminal US deathgrind outfit Brutal Truth back together – but Hurricane Katrina couldn’t match their destructive force. We cornered bassist and Anthrax co-founder, Dan Lilker, to get the whole story.
EDITOR’S NOTE: This interview was originally published on MusicTowers.com. It is re-printed here with their full permission.
“It was actually a direct result of Hurricane Katrina.” As far as reasons to reform bands go, it’s certainly different from the usual excuses – a desperate attempt to snatch back the limelight, or large bags of cash offered by nostalgic promoters to clear post-success debts. For Dan Lilker, Brutal Truth bassist, the reasons were certainly a lot more altruistic than most.