\m/ Free For All Friday \m/


January 4, 2013 by Kriscinda Lee Everitt

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This week’s Free For All Friday is all metal, because, I just don’t get enough metal into my posts during the week. There is no rhyme nor reason to this list*, so let’s just do this alphabetically.

Autopsy – Dark Crusade

Autopsy formed in 1987; this song is from their 1991 album, Mental Funeral. Founding member Chris Reifert played drums on Death‘s debut album, Scream Bloody Gore, in 1987. I mention that because Death is also awesome.

Dissection – Nights Blood

Dissection was formed in Strömstad, Sweden in 1989 by Jon Nödtveidt, who was, unfortunately, a douche. Nödtveidt did ten years hard time for killing a gay man in 1995. That absolutely makes him a douche. When he got out, he reformed Dissection. In 2006, Nödtveidt shot himself inside a circle of lit candles. He had stated previously that a Satanist takes himself out at his peak. Presumably, he thought he was at his peak, which is a sad, sad thing. Honestly, I don’t know which of these facts is the douchiest thing about him: that he thought killing gay folks was neato, that he offed himself at his “peak,” or that he did it in a circle of candles, which might be the most cheeseball, unmetal thing I’ve ever heard. Whatever the case, none of this makes Dissection suck. Dissection, in fact, was awesome. Whatchagonnado?

Exhorder – Slaughter in the Vatican

Exhorder is a NoLa band, formed in 1985. This is the title track for their 1990 album. Broke up in ’92, reformed in 2008. They are bitchin’—enough said.

Obituary – Chopped in Half

Obituary: Florida death metal, started in 1984 (as Executioner, or Xecutioner). This is from their 1990 album, Cause of Death. Here’s another little Death connection: James Murphy played lead on this album; James Murphy played with Death on the Spiritual Healing album that same year.

Sadus – Arise

Sadus is a thrash band for Cali, formed in 1984. Last Death connection: Steven Digiorgio was one of the founding four of Sadus; he played bass on Death‘s Human (1991) and Individual Thought Patterns (1993). (He also has links with Autopsy and Obituary).

Vacant Grave – Deadly Assault

Vacant Grave is a death/thrash band from Missouri. Formed in 1982, they released their first demo in ’86. They’ve toured with a lot of big bands. I dig ’em.

* I realized after I started going through and adding little bits of info that there was a distinct Death-related thread running through some of the list. That was an accident. \m/

Bonus: If you click on Pat Robertson above, you will go to a hilarious blog post that can be quoted as such: “Although Ozzy denies being a “Satanist,” this photo clearly exposes him as a liar. Every witch and Satanist knows exact who pan is, and so does Ozzy!” You are welcome.

2 thoughts on “\m/ Free For All Friday \m/

  1. Anthony Everitt says:

    Wow, Vacant Grave just kicked my ass!

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