Randy Kastner & Aaron Whitesides (ENABLER)
BACK IN ACTION WITH A LOOK AT THE BROTHERHOOD OF METAL, THE NYDM...
Welcome back to WWW.WORMWOODCHRONICLES.NET, our new domain home. We've got a lot to catch up on after the recent unplanned hiatus, so let's start with my look at the 2012 year ending activities of the "Brotherhood of Metal", the NYDM. Every year since its inception, I've been lucky enough to attend the yearly Thanksgiving Bash present by the local ILDM branch at Rock Hollow Gun Club in Freeport, Illinois. This year was no different, but this time around, there were TWO days of metal mayhem to celebrate instead of one, featuring bands like YAKUZA, SIKFUK, TERMINATE and BURIAL RITUAL. What was the verdict this time around? Read all about it HERE. You'll also see my report of the benefit show for "The Wizard of Watertown", NYDM guru RANDY KASTNER, who is facing some severe medical problems. The great turnout at this show proved the metal underground is all about supporting its own! Acts on this show included MORTA SKULD, MASS MURDER MESSIAH and ENABLER. You can read my review and take on it at THE SAME DAMN LINK!
The Torture Chamber is back,too, and this edition is one of the weirdest and most eclectic ever. It also features the debut of new Wormwood writer RUSTY COFFINNAILS, who handles the Mammoth Mammoth disc. Sample this musical misanthropy at the links below...
MAMMOTH MAMMOTH "Vol. III: Hell's Likely"
THE DEVIL "The Devil"
HORSEBACK/LOCRIAN "New Dominions"
IN AEVUM AGERE "The Shadow Tower"
GRAVEYARD "Lights Out"
DRAGGED INTO SUNLIGHT "Widowmaker"