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Album: Portal – Vexovoid

February 27th, 2013

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Profound Lore
25 February 2012

by Daniel Cairns

Allow me to get personal for a minute. As well as writing about dumbbell heavy metal, I write about computer games occasionally. Naturally this means I am followed by computer game people as well as heavy metal people on twitter (as you can imagine there’s a lot of crossover between the two). Whenever I talk about Portal (the band), computer games people think I am talking about the computer game of the same name, so being the colossal prick I am, I like to write innocuous tweets saying “New song from Portal”. Games types will click on the link, expecting a load of bleepy bloopy, quirky electronic buggery bollocks, but instead get an onslaught of atonal, stupidly violent death metal, with a singer that used to wear a cuckoo clock on his head. The amount of “aaaargh what the hell is this?” replies have made this childish and incredibly pointless endeavour entirely worth it.

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Interview: Emmure’s Frankie Palmeri on ex-band members, internet haters, and bangover cures.

May 18th, 2012

Emmure promo photo 2012 Thrash Hits

When Emmure’s PR emailed us and offered us an interview, we umm-ed and ahhh-ed over whether to take them up on the offer. After all, on the one hand, we had our carefully maintained rep as snobbish internet musical neckbeards to maintain, and interviewing a band like Emmure runs pretty contrary to the conditions of our membership of the No Fun Club. On the other hand, the impish pricks among us couldn’t resist the opportunity to metaphorically poke the bollocks of the band’s often controversial frontman, Frankie Palmeri, in the hope he’d say something controversial.

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