posted Nov 19, 2014, 10:18 AM by Mike Korn   [ updated Nov 19, 2014, 10:19 AM ]


This week brings us the first interview conducted by THERON MOORE! Theron traveled down to Houston, Texas to help up and coming thrash band EPIC fight some zombies and also grab a chat with them! This band has been described as the perfect merger of Slayer, Anthrax and Pantera and their album "Zombie Hunters Inc." is turning a lot of heads. Get this history of the band and learn their plans for the future HERE but keep an eye out for those walking corpses!

More cool stuff on the way soon....an interview with female-fronted Gothic death metallers WHITE EMPRESS, another one with retro-thrash masters LICH KING, a review of a Halloween show from STATELINE PRO WRESTLING, a new Wormwood Files focused on exorcism, yet more interviews with DOG FASHION DISCO, OLD MAN GLOOM and GAZ JENNINGS formerly of CATHEDRAL and now in DEATH PENALTY. Plus a live review of MANILLA ROAD in Wisconsin. So lots of stuff on the horizon!

And now the moment you've been waiting for....the latest Torture Chamber reviews!

HORRENDOUS                                                         "Ecdysis"

ABAZAGORATH                                                       "The Satanic Verses"

EARTH                                                                   "Primitive And Deadly"

LO PAN                                                                  "Colossus"

NOCTEM                                                                 "Exilium"

SPIDERS                                                                "Shake Electric"


posted Nov 11, 2014, 4:37 PM by Mike Korn   [ updated Nov 11, 2014, 4:37 PM ]


This week we have the latest in an outstanding series of related interviews conducted by THE GREAT SUN JESTER. Previously GSJ has talked to BRUCE WARTELL of TROUBLE, ERIC WAGNER formerly of TROUBLE and now fronting THE SKULL and BLACKFINGER and now he turns to drum maestro JEFF "OLY" OLSON, also the former skinsman for TROUBLE and now manning the kit for THE SKULL. Each of these guys has a completely different approach to life and music and it's pretty apparent that "Oly" has his head screwed on really straight. GSJ gets the most out of his conversation with the easy going Olson and winds up laughing a lot. Jeff has been in the rock and metal scene for 30 plus years and has a lot of amazing insight. Hear what he has to say and get a chuckle or two HERE!

I will definitely have a live report on the STATELINE PRO WRESTLING "Fight The Fear Festival" with SABU and RHINO coming up, along with a review of MANILLA ROAD in Milwaukee. Forthcoming interviews include DOG FASHION DISCO, OLD MAN GLOOM, EPIC and more! Always working on new stuff to amaze and astound...

New Torture Chamber reviews to wreck your minds!

EVERGREY                                                   "Hymns For The Broken"

BLOOD OF KINGU                                         "Dark Horn On The Right Side of the Crescent Moon"

EPIC                                                            "Zombie Hunters, Inc."

THE LURKING CORPSES                                 "Workin' For The Devil"

EVIL UNITED                                                 "Honored By Fire"

KHOLD                                                         "Til Endes"


posted Nov 5, 2014, 4:05 PM by Mike Korn   [ updated Nov 5, 2014, 4:05 PM ]


It's been quite some time since we've chatted with the grim wizards of the frozen North, 1349! They have laid low the last couple of years, gathering strength for their return with the brutal new album "Massive Cauldron of Chaos". Now that cauldron is boiling over and the time is right to speak to bassist SEIDEMANN about what the band's been up to, what it's plans for the future are and much more. You can venture with me into the icy caves of Norway and see what black metal's best is up toby reading the interview HERE!

A real mixed up version of the Torture Chamber this time around. You'll be hard pressed to find a more diverse collection of reviews than this!

AUDREY HORNE                                                            "Pure Heavy"

DOG FASHION DISCO                                                    "Sweet Nothings"

INTERNAL BLEEDING                                                     "Imperium"

WO FAT                                                                        "The Conjuring"

DICTATED                                                                     "The Deceived"

WINTERFYLLETH                                                            "The Divination of Antiquity"


posted Oct 28, 2014, 6:51 PM by Mike Korn   [ updated Oct 28, 2014, 6:51 PM ]


Make sure your gas masks are on for this week's main Wormwood feature. LORD RANDALL bravely entered the lair of shooting star Swedish death metal miscreants STENCH and the smell almost knocked him out! The Lord hooked up with guitarist/vocalist JONATHAN HULTEN to find out what makes the forward-thinking Stench so different from many of their more "retro" minded Swedish compatriots and how their new album "Venture" differs from past output. It's a short but penetrating inquiry with a rising new scent in the world of dismal death...investigate more HERE!

The Lord has been busy lately! He also grabbed a chat with indescribable New Mexican weirdos OLD MAN GLOOM! That will be upcoming soon, along with 1349, Dog Fashion Disco, Jeff "Oly" Olson and more! Wrestling fans take note! I'll be doing a live report on the upcoming STATELINE PRO WRESTLING show featuring SABU and ROB CONWAY and also a concert report on epic metal masters MANILLA ROAD! More interesting tidbits to be revealed...

The fiends are never finished with their foul deeds in the Wormwood Torture Chamber. This week brings yet more victims!

MAUSOLEUM GATE                                                           "Mausoleum Gate"

EXODUS                                                                          "Blood In, Blood Out"

TODAY IS THE DAY                                                           "Animal Mother"

WHITE EMPRESS                                                              "Rise of the Empress"

HOLLYWOOD MONSTERS                                                  "Big Trouble"

WOLVHAMMER                                                                 "Claw Into Black Sun"


posted Oct 22, 2014, 4:55 PM by Mike Korn   [ updated Oct 22, 2014, 4:55 PM ]


I'm proud to present one of the best and most affecting interviews we've ever done at Wormwood Chronicles. I had the chance to speak to bassist CASEY ORR of Texas thrash legends RIGOR MORTIS and we spent quite a bit of time talking about two of Casey's great friends that have passed on...MIKE SCACCIA and DAVE BROCKIE, aka ODERUS URUNGUS. Mike got his start with Rigor Mortis and his last recorded work appears on their "comeback" (and sadly last) album "Slaves To The Grave". He also found great success in MINISTRY and REVOLTING COCKS. As for Mr. Brockie, Casey once played the part of BEEFCAKE THE MIGHTY in GWAR and got to know the maniacal mastermind of the Antarctic mutants that way. Casey really opens up about his relationswith both men, how their deaths devastated him and what their legacy is. He also reminisces about the glory days of Texas heavy metal and the general hard luck of Rigor Mortis. He's one hell of a nice Texas gentleman and you can read all his had to say right HERE.

There is some cool stuff headed your way at Wormwood. I can now confirm a brand new interview with SEIDEMANN of Norwegian black metal hellions 1349 is in the works! I also grabbed something with TODD SMITH of crazy funk/jazz/psycho metallers DOG FASHION DISCO. LORD RANDALL grabbed a chat with fast rising Swedish degenerates STENCH and THE GREAT SUN JESTER should have another one of his patented bull sessions with former TROUBLE drummer JEFF "OLY" OLSON. I'm also doing a new Wormwood Files on the exorcism of ANNELIESE MICHEL. Should have some more interviews soon!

Another big time edition of the Torture Chamber is yours to behold. Click below to begin your journey...

OBITUARY                                                     "Inked In Blood"

1349                                                             "Massive Cauldron of Chaos"

REVOCATION                                                 "Deathless"

MADROST                                                      "Into the Aquatic Sector"

ORANGE GOBLIN                                            "Back From The Abyss"

PRINCIPALITY OF HELL                                   "Fire And Brimstone"


posted Oct 14, 2014, 4:44 PM by Mike Korn   [ updated Oct 14, 2014, 4:45 PM ]


Let's jump in the VW Minibus and travel back to SoCal in the early 70's. We're going to meet a very important person...a foreign dignitary with class and a lot of money. There's only one problem...HE'S DEAD! I'm talking about the one and only COUNT YORGA, the bloodthirsty Bulgarian vampire who brought old school horror to the hip and happening shore of Southern California. The Count was one of the leading monsters of that long ago era and he was brought to life by actor ROBERT QUARRY, who enjoyed brief stardom due to that portrayal. I try to shine a light on Quarry and the popularity of Yorga HERE...join me if you dare!

Right now, Wormwood is going through a period where it will either produce a lot of cool new stuff or retreat back into the shadows. Which way will it go? Should have a better idea by next week. Working on some interesting things but can't reveal much because it's not a sure thing. I'd like to keep WC going but I can kind of see the end if things don't pick up.

More Torture Chamber follies for you this week and it's a pretty gruesome bunch this time....

ELECTRIC WIZARD                                                       "Time To Die"

COLUMNS                                                                    "Please Explode"

IRON REAGAN                                                              "The Tyranny of Will"

THOSE WHO BRING THE TORTURE                                 "Piling Up"

ZODIAC                                                                       "Sonic Child"

ABYSMAL LORD                                                            "Storm of Unholy Black Mass"

MUTILATED VETERANS                                                  "Necro Crust Warhead"


posted Oct 7, 2014, 6:56 PM by Mike Korn   [ updated Oct 7, 2014, 6:56 PM ]


Time for a little trip to a place where everything is dry except the imagination. Our guide is THE GREAT SUN JESTER and he takes us into the California desert to chat with the master of heavy yet laid-back rock, JOHN GARCIA. Now this is a man who has been active in almost as many bands as there is cactus plants in the Mojave, including UNIDA, HERMANO, the most recent VISTA CHINO and of course, the renowned KYUSS. Even that's not enough, because he's got a smoking new solo album out bearing his name. It was an excellent time for GSJ to check in with Mr. Garcia and find out what drives him. The result is another patented interrogation with top notch quality and if you can stand the heat, you can read it HERE!

We've also got an extra big dose of Torture Chamber fever if you can handle it!

CANNIBAL CORPSE                                "A Skeletal Domain"

RIGOR MORTIS                                     "Slaves To The Grave"

HAMMERFALL                                        "(r) Evolution"

KEITZER                                               "The Last Defence"

AMERICAN                                            "Coping With Loss"

HORNED ALMIGHTY                               "World of Tombs"

COUNT BEETLE                                      "The Sleeping Keep"

PROTOKULT                                           "No Beer In Heaven"

SHARDS OF HUMANITY                           "Fractured Frequencies"


posted Sep 30, 2014, 8:29 PM by Mike Korn   [ updated Sep 30, 2014, 8:29 PM ]


We've got a harrowing tale for you this week at Wormwood. What's it like to come to the edge of death's abyss and not fall in? That's what I ask HELMUTH of the Austrian war machine BELPHEGOR! We've talked to this demonic gentleman before but never like this. Helmuth was nearly crippled and killed by a bout with typhoid, but after 8 agonizing months of recovery, he returned to the fiery blackened death of Belphegor and their ferocious new album "Conjuring The Dead". Nobody is unscathed by an incident like this. Find out Helmuth's brush with death affected his thinking and approach to the band. This is a very personal journey into the dark heart of one of extreme metal's most notorious characters and you can read it HERE!

We've also got a pretty brutal collection of Torture Chamber reviews for you this time around! Keep your head low when you check these out!

DECAPITATED                                                                     "Blood Mantra"

MEGATON LEVIATHAN                                                         "Past 21 The Arctic Cell"

AEVANGELIST                                                                     "Writhes In The Murk"

DEATH PENALTY                                                                  "Death Penalty"

ATARA/ MISERABLE FAILURE                                                "Hang Them"

CROSS EXAMINATION                                                          "Dawn of the Dude"


posted Sep 25, 2014, 1:43 PM by Mike Korn   [ updated Sep 25, 2014, 1:43 PM ]

The world of American heavy rock would be a lot different without the input of VICTOR GRIFFIN. For years, he's been the guitar architect of the legendary band PENTAGRAM...a band he has just recently rejoined! He's also added his soulful playing to the deeply spiritual music of A PLACE OF SKULLS and is now contributing to a classic rock oriented band IN-GRAVED! Our doom master THE GREAT SUN JESTER recently had an extremely personal and revealing chat with Mr. Griffin where he spoke honestly about his approach to art, his "realistic" take on his Christian faith and his amazing career. If you enjoyed GSJ's recent interviews with ERIC WAGNER of BLACKFINGER and BRUCE WARTELL of TROUBLE, you will surely enjoy this one. Dig into it HERE!
And of course, we have more Torture Chamber reviews for you to peruse! Here they are...
CARDINAL WYRM                              "Black Hole Gods"
STRIKER                                         "City of Gold"
NAZARETH                                      "Rock N Roll Telephone"
HOD                                              "Book of the Worm"
DRUNK DAD                                    "Ripper Killer"
DYING OUT FLAME                           "Shiva Rudrastakam"


posted Sep 20, 2014, 1:59 PM by Mike Korn   [ updated Sep 20, 2014, 1:59 PM ]


Excuse the delay in getting this Wormpost up, but I spent the last week trudging through the Badlands of South Dakota with a posse on my trail! Enough of that! Let's take a look instead at the fine interview that DARK STARR has conducted with the very intriguing prog metal project TELERGY! Telergy is the brainchild of one ROBERT MCCLUNG and Starr gets to pick Mr. McClung's brain to find out what makes this outfit so unique. Mr. McClung is a talkative and intelligent guy, so you'll be sure to enjoy the interview which you can investigate HERE!

Many long-time Worm-fiends know about the tremendous setbacks and obstacles suffered by our former contributor EARTHDOG aka Lance Barnard. After a brief return to his homeland of Australia, ED is now back in the States but his condition is grave. To be blunt, he is suffering from a terminal condition and he doesn't have a cent in the world. Some friends have seen to it that he will have a roof over his head during these dreadful days, but expenses are beyond belief and ED and friends need all the financial help they can get. Here is a fund where you can contribute to making his remaining time a little more comfortable and stress-free. I hope you will give generously as I have. Here's the link to the fund:  https://www.giveforward.com/fundraiser/dxd5/ed-barnard-emergency-food-and-housing-fundraiser?utm_source=facebook

Now for the latest Torture Chamber updates!!!

DRAGONFORCE                                                       "Maximum Overload"

OVERKILL                                                               "White Devil Armory"

KRIEG                                                                    "Transient"

ION VEIN                                                                "Ion Vein"

BOLZER                                                                  "Soma"

KHTHONIK CERVIIKS                                               "Heptaedrone"

RABBITS                                                                 "Untoward"

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