PODCAST: Glacially Musical Episode #72: Metallica Vinyl Club 2022 Blackened 2020


The Glacially Musical Pouredcast is a weekly Podcast that has three principles: Beer, Metal, and Swearing (and also vinyl)! Hosted by Nik Cameron – grown out of the Glacially Musical blog is all about great music and vinyl collecting. Once per week Ghost Cult’s Chief Ghost Cult Keefy joins Nik to discusses great bands and great era’s of bands. Nik and Keefy went all in on the relaunch of Metallica Subscription Club and and they unbox, spin, and review the first release – “Blackened 2022!”

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Watch Pro-Shot Video of Metallica Performing “Sad But True” at Hard Rock Live


Metallica has shared a pro-shot video of the band performing their classic cut “Sad But True” from The Black Album (Elecktra/Blackened Recordings). The concert took place at the new Hard Rock Casino in Hollywood Florida. Watch the clip now!

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ALBUM REVIEW: Colossloth – Plague Alone


In the world of Ambient Industrial music, the UK has some rather notable exponents. It’s a proud standard, maintained by – among others – ‘Wooly’ Woolaston, the sole member of Leicestershire’s magnificently-named Colossloth. His fifth album Plague Alone (Cold Spring Records) was devised prior to the heinous virus presently shrouding the world and in retrospect seems strangely prophetic rather than historical or imaginary.Continue reading


ALBUM REVIEW: Okkultokrati – La Ilden Lyse


Most reviews and articles concerning Norwegian dark hearts Okkultokrati seem to contain slightly differing classifications of the band’s sound. I’m no different: if you’re going to mould the likes of Motörhead, Emperor, and Sex Pistols into a ball of spewing hate, you’re playing Punk / Black ‘n’ Roll as far as I’m concerned. Anyone care? Of course not. More interesting is the decision of certain band members to change their stage names in a move that seems purely designed for new album La Ilden Lyse (Southern Lord Recordings), and which corresponds with a further evolution of the sextet’s direction.Continue reading


ALBUM REVIEW: In The Company Of Serpents – Lux


Denver Stoner/Sludge outfit In The Company Of Serpents has spent most of its eight years as a fluctuating two-piece, with only vocalist and guitarist Grant Netzorg as the constant. The arrival of Vermin Womb‘s JP Damron to the drumseat has seen an expansion to a trio with the addition of ex-Black Sheep of Kali stringman Ben Pitts and, maybe as a result, fourth album Lux (Self-Release) adds elements of invention and atmosphere to the core sound, demonstrating welcome growth.Continue reading


Watch Metallica Perform “Blackened” Semi-Unplugged from Quarantine


In the first performance since their last date of the WorldWired tour, S & M 2 Concerts in San Francisco, Metallica performed via video recording from isolation. Lars Ulrich just suggested Metallica may write a new album during the quarantine. Watch the band take on an interesting “half plugged” version on their classic song ‘Blackened’, which has an almost Country and Western/Middle Eastern feeling to it. Continue reading


Metallica and Billabong Release Final Collection Inspired by “And Justice For All”


Metallica and Billabong LAB has announced the fifth and final product delivery in the Billabong x Metallica 2019-2020 Collection of menswear in their collaboration. Titled “…And Justice For All”, this latest selection of apparel is inspired by Metallica’s classic fourth album and features previously unreleased concept art by boardsports-affiliated artist Pushead in a limited release of cross-branded surf trunks, T-shirts, and corduroy jackets.Continue reading


ALBUM REVIEW: Yatra – Blood of the Night


Yatra‘s 2018 début album Death Ritual (Grimoire Records), rather than being a “grower”, receded in appeal due to the unflinching harshness of their slow, Doom-laden sound and the voice of Dana Helmuth, which sounds as if Gaahl had been gargling on hop-bombs. There were flickers of invention in the Maryland trio’s sound, however, and these are further explored in follow-up Blood of the Night (STB Records).Continue reading