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Get 'Em Slandered

Posted by THE DUKE on August 11, 2012 at 10:20 PM Comments comments (2287)

Slander- Get ‘Em Slandered

2012 Self-released

Entries in the journal have been quite sparse as of late. Sometimes, I just need to come across something that inspires me to write. Well, an impetus came by way of a brand new covers EP by NWOBHM stalwart Slander. There have been some changes in Slander camp as of late. Original guitarist Andy Saxon-Lamb and drummer Andy Edwards are now joined by newcomers Pete Hewitt on bass and new vocalist Simon Staples to...

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Zyphoyd (Three Days of War Demo, 2011)

Posted by Kibitzer on July 16, 2012 at 2:20 PM Comments comments (25)


(Three Days of War Demo, 2011)


             Hey there Metal Warriors! Hail and Kill! I was doing some promo work for on Facebook when all of a sudden, I got an email from one particular individual by th...

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Deathmask's Rabid Return

Posted by THE DUKE on May 31, 2012 at 7:15 PM Comments comments (1)

Deathmask-Sitting In The Dark

2011 Self-Released

It had been 25 years since Deathmask unleashed the speed metal classic “Split The Atom” upon an unsuspecting metal community. Poor promotion and general apathy on the part of the band’s label, Killerwatt Records, led to the album going virtually unnoticed (See Previous Journal Entry). Deathmask reformed to rekindle the fire that was ignited with “Split The Atom.” Through long-distance r...

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It's Once Again Time To Split The Atom

Posted by THE DUKE on May 31, 2012 at 7:05 PM Comments comments (42)

Deathmask-Split The Atom

1986 Killerwatt Records

It’s been awhile since I’ve last made an entry in the metal journal. Sometimes it’s easy to get caught up in life’s daily routines, and not realize that so much time has passed. But nevertheless, I’m back with another entry in the journal. This time, the topic is a classic, speed metal band from New Jersey called Deathmask.

The band started out in the 70s under the moniker, Sava...

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Operatika: The Calling (2009)

Posted by Kibitzer on May 18, 2012 at 2:45 PM Comments comments (26)


Operatika: The Calling

(2009, Scarlet Records)

   Hail Metal Warriors! It’s been a while since I’ve written a review here but THE KIBITZER is back once again to bring y...

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Lucas Joins Attacker!

Posted by karlsmetal on April 13, 2012 at 8:40 PM Comments comments (5)

   One of New Jersey's favorite vocal powerhouses, Bobby "Leather Lungs" Lucas (Morbid Sin, Seven Witches, Overlorde), has joined forces with local legend "Attacker"  Here's the official press release:



Attacker has been joined by Bobby "Leatherlungs" Lucas (Seven Witches, Overlorde, Morbid

Sin) as their new vocalist. Lucas is still currently in Overlorde, who are working towards a [new...

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Finally! Burning Shadows!

Posted by karlsmetal on March 31, 2012 at 11:15 AM Comments comments (0)

   Finally, the wait is almost over! Maryland's "Burning Shadows", a band I can't say enough good things about, is releasing their new album "Gather, Darkness!" on June 2. You can pre-order on their website and get an immediate download of two tracks.


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CAGE: Science of Annihilation

Posted by Kibitzer on December 8, 2011 at 7:25 PM Comments comments (1)

CAGE: Science of Annihilation

(Released on Music Buy Mail, 2009)

By The Kibitzer

Hey there Metal Warriors!!! The Kibitzer is bad again to catch up on some CD’s that I have missed during my hiatus from the Metal scene. This one came out of left field fro me as did the band when I saw them live for the first time at the “Iron...

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The Lost Art of Tape Trading

Posted by Kibitzer on December 7, 2011 at 10:15 AM Comments comments (22)


The Lost Art of Tape Trading

The Heavy Metal industry at one time bloomed and flourished with audio tape trading. For those of you ...

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Whatever Happened To The Denim Jackets And Spikes?

Posted by Kibitzer on December 2, 2011 at 4:35 PM Comments comments (20)

Whatever Happened To The Denim Jackets And Spikes?

HAIL METAL WARRIORS!!! KILL AND RAGE!!! The Kibitzer here to talk about something near and dear to my heart and that's denim jackets and spikes! Some of you people are an 80’s kid like me and some of you are a little older coming from the Black Sabbath era of Metal from the late 70’s, however nothing says Metal like the denim jackets and the spike or studded gloves of Heavy Metal! Sure, that was apart o...

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