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WORMPOST #398

posted Nov 15, 2017, 2:03 PM by Mike Korn   [ updated Nov 15, 2017, 2:03 PM ]




THE UGLY TRUTH ABOUT KING PARROT!

This week let's get down and dirty with Australia's feathered furies KING PARROT! These maniacal grinders have made a name for themselves not only with their brutal music, but with some of the sickest and most absurdly humorous metal videos ever. I get to talk to head squawker MATT YOUNG about those crazy videos, his fun visit to a dominatrix dungeon, King Parrot's relentless touring schedule and the wacky Australian metal bands of the past they draw influence from. This chat was a lot of fun and a blast to do, so if you feel you can handle the Parrot's ugly humor, check it out HERE!

There was a bit of a doomy focus for this week's Torture Chamber entries. Get a hold of the gloom right here...

UFOMAMMUT                                                      "8"

ELECTRIC WIZARD                                              "Wizard Bloody Wizard"

42 DECIBEL                                                        "Overloaded"

LISA CUTHBERT                                                  "Hextapes"

SORCERER                                                         "The Crowning of the Fire King"

ANUBIS GATE                                                     "Covered In Black"

WORMPOST #397

posted Nov 7, 2017, 7:43 PM by Mike Korn   [ updated Nov 7, 2017, 7:43 PM ]




HIT THE BEACH WITH THE FILMS OF DEL TENNEY!

This week I take some time to pay tribute to a neglected master of pure drive-in cinema, Mr. DEL TENNEY. The Iowa native made his mark with iconic early grindhouse classics like "The Horror of Party Beach", "The Curse of the Living Corpse" and the feelgood hit of the summer, "I Eat Your Skin". I look at all of those as well as some of the more obscure movies in Del's portfolio. If you're sick of the bland corporate films of today, check out this feature and relive some of those great days of yesteryear!

We will soon have a review of the monumental trad-metal fest FROST AND FIRE courtesy of our good friend SOLOMON G! Complete with exclusive photos! More announcements soon on upcoming material here in Worm-land!

A varied and unpredictable journey into the Torture Chamber this week, covering a lot of musical ground!


CANNIBAL CORPSE                                                             "Red Before Black"

IRON MONKEY                                                                    "9-13"

APPICE                                                                              "Sinister"

RUNESPELL                                                                        "Unhallowed Blood Oath"

BAND OF BROTHERS                                                           "Band of Brothers"

DAYDREAM XI                                                                     "The Church of the Tattered and Torn"

WORMPOST #396

posted Nov 1, 2017, 4:47 PM by Mike Korn   [ updated Nov 2, 2017, 9:27 AM ]




INTO THE DARKNESS WITH BELL WITCH!

LORD RANDALL has a visit with mystical doomsters BELL WITCH and you can read the interesting results HERE. He speaks to band mastermind DYLAN DESMOND about how he dealt with the death of a former band member and made sure to include his contribution on the mammoth new Bell Witch album "Mirror Reaper". It's a personal conversation with goes deeply into dealing with loss. You'll also find out more about the album's amazing artwork and how it relates to previous Bell Witch efforts.

Hope to have some important news on new features very shortly...

Some heavy hitters in this week's Torture Chamber...see for yourself!


MARTY FRIEDMAN                                                           "Wall of Sound"

PRIMITIVE MAN                                                              "Caustic"

CANNABIS CORPSE                                                         "Left Hand Pass"

ENSLAVED                                                                      "E"

BLOODSTRIKE                                                                "Execution of Violence"

ALL PIGS MUST DIE                                                        "Hostage Animal"

WORMPOST #395

posted Oct 24, 2017, 9:20 PM by Mike Korn   [ updated Oct 24, 2017, 9:20 PM ]




IS THERE LIFE AFTER ODERUS FOR GWAR? BLOTHAR SAYS YES!

New boy EL CHIEF throws himself into the breach and heads to the bleak wastes of Antarctica, where he dared to speak to BLOTHAR THE BERSERKER. This antlered mutant has the unenviable task of replacing the late ODERUS URUNGUS as lead singer of the infamous GWAR. Is he up to the challenge? Is a hog's ass ham? We find out a lot of things from Blothar, including his nightly battles with DONALD TRUMP in a steel cage, his bizarre sexual equipment, Oderus' love of BON SCOTT and more. It's what you'd expect from an interview with Gwar and you can check it out HERE!

This week's Torture Chamber sees the debut of THE GIL-MAN, another new victi...er, recruit! He tackles the latest from L.A. GUNS! Read it if you dare!

L.A. GUNS                                                              "The Missing Peace"

WITH THE DEAD                                                     "Love From With The Dead"

SPECTRAL VOICE                                                    "Eroded Corridors on Unbeing"

MIDNITE HELLION                                                  "Condemned To Hell"

THOR                                                                    "Beyond The Pain Barrier"

HOWLS OF EBB/KHTONIIK CERVIIKS                       "With Gangrenous Edges/Voiidwarp"

WORMPOST #394

posted Oct 17, 2017, 4:16 PM by Mike Korn   [ updated Oct 17, 2017, 4:17 PM ]




AN INTERVIEW WITH AMERICAN METAL LEGENDS JAG PANZER!

JAG PANZER have been leaders in the American metal scene since 1981! After a fairly long hiatus, they have returned to action with a magnificent new album "The Deviant Chord". There was no better time for me to talk to band mastermind MARK BRIODY than now. We find out what brought the band back to life, what Mark considers the most underrated JP album, the secrets behind the cover art of "The Deviant Chord" and much more! Read the whole interview HERE!

The ranks of Worm-dom are swelling once more! Soon you will be hearing from the GIL-MAN! Look for reviews from this classic metal enthusiast soon! Also glad to report that DARK STARR has secured an interview with the up and coming prog oddities BUBBLEMATH! Things are rolling right along and I will soon be announcing some more new interviews and features for the hallowed halls of Wormwood...

A peek into this week's Torture Chamber reveals several names of interest such as ALICE COOPER, BLUT AUS NORD and EVIL INVADERS!


EVIL INVADERS                                                            "Feed Me Violence"

BLUT AUS NORD                                                           "Deus Salutis Meae"

ALICE COOPER                                                             "Paranormal"

DEAFKIDS                                                                    "Configuracao do Lamento"

SATYRICON                                                                  "Deep Calleth Upon Deep"

SACROSCUM                                                                "Drugs and Death"

WORMPOST #393

posted Oct 10, 2017, 4:44 PM by Mike Korn   [ updated Oct 10, 2017, 4:44 PM ]




WORMWOOD RETURNS TO THE HOLY LANDS OF WACKEN!

One visit to Europe's greatest metal festival WACKEN was not enough for our friend THRASH-HEAD...the Holy Lands of heavy metal call to the metal fan's spirit like Mecca calls to the devout Muslim. So this year he made the journey back to the fields of mud and blood for a second go-round. Did it match his first experience? You will find out in this highly detailed review of the four days of WACKEN! It includes no holds barred looks at such diverse acts as EMPEROR, MEGADETH, VOLBEAT, BATUSHKA, ABORTED and many, many more! Get the full story on WACKEN 2017 HERE, including many exclusive pics!

This may not be the last concert review this year. Rumor has it that SOLOMON G may return with a look at the great festival for fans of classic metal, FROST AND FIRE! And in addition to new boy EL CHIEF, we may be getting another new scribe at Wormwood, one that checks out a lot of great shows on a regular basis!

This week's Torture Chamber is full of a lot of dark and foreboding entries...


DEMON EYE                                                          "Prophecies and Lies"

HAEMORRHAGE                                                    "We Are The Gore"

BELPHEGOR                                                         "Totenritual"

JUPITERIAN                                                         "Terraforming"

PAGAN ALTAR                                                      "The Room of Shadows"

AXEMASTER                                                         "Crawling Chaos"

WORMPOST #392

posted Oct 3, 2017, 8:54 PM by Mike Korn   [ updated Oct 3, 2017, 8:54 PM ]




ON YOUR KNEES AND BOW DOWN TO LORDS OF THE TRIDENT!

We have talked to many metal bands here at Wormwood but none more metal than LORDS OF THE TRIDENT! They are the band that Manowar tells to turn down the volume! Hailing from all corners of time and space, but headquartered in Madison, WI, the Lords are becoming a force in the Midwest scene. Therefore, THERON MOORE ventured into their lair and conversed with lead singer FANG VON WRATHENSTEIN! The answers to his questions were about what you'd expect from a guy named "Fang Von Wrathenstein" and are wildly entertaining to read. Learn the storied history of this mighty bands and their plans for future conquest. Your experience begins HERE!

Yes, we do indeed have a new writer here at Wormwood Laboratories....welcome aboard, EL CHIEF! El Chief has already been hard at work for us. Not only has he produced a review of the new EXHUMED album which you can read below, but he's gone down to Antarctica and grabbed an interview with BLOTHAR THE BERSERKER, the replacement for the late, lamented ODERUS URUNGUS in GWAR! You can look forward to that down the road here. I'm also in possession of THRASH-HEAD's in-person review of the greatest metal fest of all, WACKEN 2017! We got his report on last year's edition and this year promises to be even bigger! There should be even more announcements in the weeks ahead!

As promised, here is this week's edition of the Torture Chamber, featuring the debut of EL CHIEF!


EXHUMED                                                                 "Death Revenge"

JAG PANZER                                                             "The Deviant Chord"

ARGUS                                                                     "From Fields of Fire"

ENSIFERUM                                                              "Two Paths"

RIG TIME!                                                                 "War"

DROWNING THE LIGHT                                              "Varcolaci Rising"

WORMPOST #391

posted Sep 27, 2017, 4:16 PM by Mike Korn   [ updated Sep 27, 2017, 4:16 PM ]




ENTER THE GLOOMY REALM OF PARADISE LOST!

It seems fitting as we enter the fall season that we turn to England's masters of doleful metal, PARADISE LOST! The band has been a mainstay of the metal scene for close to 30 years and with new album "Medusa", they have never been heavier or more vital. Therefore, I make my way to the misty moors to speak with lead guitarist GREGOR MACKINTOSH about not only "Medusa", but man's insignificant place in the universe, the futility of religion and much more. Venture ye now forth on this grim path and read further HERE about the darkness of Paradise Lost.

Looks like we may just have a new writer on the way. I am cautiously optimistic! More details soon!

This week's edition of the Torture Chamber is an all-Mality edition. Hope I get that new blood soon!!!


KING PARROT                                                          "Ugly Produce"

PLANET EATER                                                         "Blackness From the Stars"

THROANE                                                                "Plus Une Maine A Mordre"

ICE WAR                                                                 "Ice War"

BIG/BRAVE                                                             "Ardor"

NECROVOROUS                                                      "Plains of Decay"


WORMPOST #390

posted Sep 20, 2017, 8:20 PM by Mike Korn   [ updated Sep 20, 2017, 8:21 PM ]




DON'T F*CK WITH DYING FETUS!

The brutallest of the brutal, DYING FETUS don't mince words or mess around. I found that out when I interviewed drummer TREY WILLIAMS recently. The long running death metallers are leaving a bloodstained trail with their new album "Wrong One to Fuck With", but I managed to escape alive from their grasp. The chat was a somewhat contentious one, as Trey set me straight on a couple of points and revealed that the band may not be quite as deep as some (including me) have pegged them. Put on some protective gear and find out more HERE.

Things are definitey hopping in Worm-land. There are hints of a new writer or two in the future. Also some great stuff on the way like interviews with JAG PANZER, PARADISE LOST, BELL WITCH, LORDS OF THE TRIDENT and some more I cannot yet let out of the bag. Plus a new Philm Phreaks article on DEL TENNEY and that live WACKEN report. Stay tuned and strap yourselves in, Wormites!

Now let's dive into the gloom of the latest Wormwood Torture Chamber....

MIDNIGHT GHOST TRAIN                                               "Cypress Ave."

DESULTORY                                                                  "Through Aching Aeons"

MAUSOLEUM GATE                                                        "Into the Dark Divinity"

NEXUL                                                                          "Paradigm of Chaos"

ULVEDHARR                                                                  "Total War"

ARALLU                                                                         "Six"

WORMPOST #389

posted Sep 13, 2017, 7:22 PM by Mike Korn   [ updated Sep 13, 2017, 7:23 PM ]




THE SECOND OF OUR BLUE CHEER INTERVIEWS, THIS TIME WITH DUCK MCDONALD!

If for some reason you didn't get enough BLUE CHEER with last week's interview with the late great DICK PETERSEN, we've got even more for you this week! Once again, THERON MOORE does the honors and this time talks to none other than DUCK MCDONALD. If anything, this interview is even more of a blast to read, as Duck talks honestly about Dick's last days, who actually owns the Blue Cheer name, his run-ins with famous names like GRACE SLICK and MANOWAR's ERIC ADAMS and even his time with the notorious SHAKIN' STREET, including his story about the infamous Milwaukee riots at the BLACK SABBATH/BLUE OYSTER CULT show in 1980! It's a fun and fascinating interview sure to keep you entertained and you can sample it right HERE!

Things are finally beginning to pick up at Wormwood laboratories! I've managed to grab an interview with the recently reformed power metal legends JAG PANZER in addition to my DYING FETUS chat. Always a busy boy, Theron tells me he has traveled beyond time and space to speak to Wisconsin's masters of over the top fantasy metal, LORDS OF THE TRIDENT! I'm also going to take a stab at a new film article about low budget wizard DEL TENNEY, who created the "Horror at Party Beach" amongst others. This is in addition to a live report on Europe's notorious WACKEN festival and some other goodies in the works!

Some very familiar names pop up in this week's edtion of the Torture Chamber...look and see!


ACCEPT                                                           "The Rise of Chaos"

BYZANTINE                                                      'The Cicada Tree"

HIDEOUS DIVINITY                                           "Adveniens"

HORRIFIED                                                       "Allure of the Fallen"

PARADISE LOST                                                "Medusa"

ZAUM                                                               "Eidolon"

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