While contemporary heavy groups are busy hugging trees and familiarizing themselves with legal botany, Assimilation occupy themselves with cultivating relentlessly crushing death metal. Often operating with beers in hand, the quartet finds an odd but fitting balance between crushing sonics and laid back attitudes. Here’s a look into what makes them tick.
Sporting hair longer than your mother’s and arms blacked-out with ink, Brendan Auld plays in three bands and definitely looks and plays the part. If that didn’t peak your curiosity, did I mention that he runs a recording studio in his home?
From famine to factories in 60 years, the People’s Republic of China is an emblem of the modern world with its economy blowing well-established countries out of the water. However, hiding deep between skyscraper crevices lives and breathes a bubbling metal scene, among which quintet 毒蠱 has been brewing their primitive sonic attack.
A death metal project under the name Ripped to Shreds took the online metal community by storm a few months ago when Andrew Lee released 埋葬. The album succeeded on many levels, with its exceptional old-school sound, innovative cultural themes, and mysterious nature. The opportunity arose to pick the death metal mastermind’s brain, so Andrew and I discussed the album’s themes, music formats, and the pertinence of his other side projects.
I was recently offered the opportunity to sit down and have a one-on-one chat with Matt Bacon, one of the internet’s many wizards who know very well how the big machine works. Among many other topics, we specifically discussed websites in accordance to SEO (search engine optimization), work ethic, and the importance of utilizing Instagram as a brand marketing platform.
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