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Album: Tombs – Savage Gold

June 4th, 2014

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Tombs
Savage Gold
Relapse Records
10 June 2014

by Pete Long

We live in an era of post-[suffix] genres. Tombs, the Brooklyn four-piece that made a name for themselves with 2011’s Path of Totality, might be loosely described as post-everything. In a fit of what might be described as either extreme ambition or common sense, they’ve taken a huge array of influences and welded them together. If their new album, Savage Gold, can’t convert people to Tombs’ way of thinking, then absolutely nothing will.

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FREE STUFF: Relapse Records have posted loads of their back catalogue up for online streaming

May 30th, 2012

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Relapse Records have gone and posted an enormous chunk of their back catalogue online via their official Bandcamp page, where you can stream the whole damn lot FOR FREE. Now despite some reporting to the contrary, it’s not their entire back catalogue (or at least, it isn’t yet), but it is a fair old part of it. Even so, it still means that you can listen to over 100 releases by Relapse, including records by Death, Pig Destroyer, Rotten Sound, Red Fang, Toxic Holocaust, and a whole lot more besides. The only real omissions from Relapse’s Bandcamp profile are some of the bands that used to be signed to the label but aren’t anymore – for those acts, which include Mastodon and The Dillinger Escape Plan among their number – Relapse have posted single sample songs from the albums in question. We don’t know why you’d moan about this though – it’s still more free and legal music for you to stream.

Obviously Relapse are hoping you’ll reward them for their online generosity by shelling out for a release or two – such as Baroness’ forthcoming Yellow & Green album – and why wouldn’t you? Remember kids, whether you’re a renegade who’d torrent his own grandmother given the chance, or if you’re the kind of person who’ll only listen to vinyl that you preferably bought in an actual real-world record store, it’s important that you support the bands you love. Because if you don’t, they might not be able to afford to keep making that music you enjoy so much.

Now if you’ll excuse us, we’re off to order some Brutal Truth albums at Relapse’s online store.

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2008 into 2009: Municipal Waste

December 16th, 2008

They say it themselves: Municipal Waste will fuck you up. It’s true! Drummer, Dave Witte and frontman, Tony “Guardrail” Foresta talk getting fucked up by kidney stones and knives.

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What was your highlight of 2008?
D: Playing on the At The Gates reunion tour.
T: So many to list! South by South West, Hellfest in France, Fun Fun Fun Fest, touring with At The Gates, and still having a lot of down time to spend with family and friends.

What’s the worst thing that happened to you in 2008?
D: A kidney stone – the worst pain I’ve ever felt.
T: Losing someone really close to me.

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