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posted May 3, 2016, 4:21 PM by Mike Korn   [ updated May 3, 2016, 4:22 PM ]


One of the most enduring and influential cult records of the late 1980's was "Journey Into Mystery" by Pittsburgh-based band DREAM DEATH. With its mixture of gloomy sludge and riffy thrash, that album was a forerunner of many later acts who would try to duplicate the formula. The recorded works of Dream Death, however, have been few in number. They have blessed us with a grim new album called "Dissemination", though, so the time was right for me to connect with DD mastermind BRIAN LAWRENCE, who has been with the band in all phases of its existence. He tells me why the time was right to return to Dream Death's roots and why he's really a positive person despite the band's relentlessly dour outlook. Plus we get to hear one of the best SPINAL TAP stories ever. Begin your journey HERE...

We're going to get some pretty unique articles at Wormwood pretty soon. OCTOPI MILLS is working on something completely different which will appear in our Wormwood Files section while I'm trying to get an interview with the creator of CADABRA RECORDS, a spoken word label specializing in spooky works by H.P. LOVECRAFT and CLARK ASHTON SMITH. And we're working very hard on an extremely diverse range of interviews with artists from all over the music spectrum. More to come!!!

Of course, I'm not going to let you off the hook without the latest Torture Chamber reviews. So here they are....

DIAMOND HEAD                                                     "Diamond Head"

DARKESTRAH                                                         "Turan"

METAL CHURCH                                                      "XI"

CRIMINAL                                                              "Fear Itself"

MORGUE SUPPLIER                                                 "Morgue Supplier"

AQUA NEBULA OSCILLATOR                                      "Friday the 13th"