Posts Tagged ‘Burial Ritual’


December 31, 2009


photo of the Get Down from MySpace


Alright. It’s after 3 p.m. on the eve of New Year’s, and either you’ve settled in for a quality evening with the Star Wars trilogy, are preparing party snacks or are sitting on the proverbial fence of where to spend your last moments of 2009 that will be memorable, fun, slightly sane and won’t leave you with an ‘uh-oh’ empty wallet. Here are a few options for the final evening of the year that will offer all these things if you don’t have a house party to call home or a place to crash out and wait until it’s all over; because, after all, it’s just another night like any other, right?



Metal by the minute: Vital Remains + Gigan @ The Rave (3/26)

March 27, 2009

Photo of Vital Remains from MySpace

Photo of Vital Remains from MySpace

Words by Andrew Falk

The 26th of March, in the Year of Our Lord (Satan) 2009

8:48 AM – Vital Remains is more of a concept than an actual band. That’s a nice way of saying that I have no idea who is in the band right now and who’s going to be onstage at the Rave tonight. I know there’s one guy (Dave Suzuki) who plays both lead guitar and drums on the records, and he’s not touring with the band. Then there’s Glen Benton, one of the most recognizable faces and upside-down-cross-branded foreheads in all metaldom, who did the vocals on the last couple records. He doesn’t tour with them either. So that leaves Tony Lazaro, the band’s rhythm guitarist, and some other dudes who don’t play on the records. I’m just hoping for some unholy, blasting, shredding, Christ-hating death metal tonight, and I hope the players are up to the task, whoever they are. (more…)