New Profanity EP out now on Rising Nemesis Records

PROFANITY was founded in 1993. After two demos the first album ‘Shadows to fall’ was recorded and released in 1997. In 1999 the band were signed by the German indie label Cudgel Agency and released both ‘Drowned in dusk’ a 7″ split with Lividity (US), and their second album ‘Slaughtering thougts’. In 2002 PROFANITY recorded the next 7″ called ‘Humade me flesh’ and in the same year the band supported Cryptopsy on their europen tour. PPROFANITY is an underground band that enjoys sharing the spirit of the underground with other bands and friends around the world. Over the years, the band has played a lot of shows and festivals like FTC, PartySan, MOD, Obsene Extreme, Maryland Deathfest and many more. / Source: official website

Last Gridlink record introduces Grind 2.0

The end game, the final unit. The last GRIDLINK record. Recorded over five days in Kyoto, Japan, “Longhena” is a twenty-three minute grindcore opus made real through the emotional ferocity and painstaking calculation of Jon Chang (DISCORDANCE AXIS), Bryan Fajardo (PHOBIA, PLF, KILL THE CLIENT, NOISEAR), Takafumi Matsubara (DISCORDANCE AXIS, HAYAINO DAISUKI) and Teddy Patterson (BURNT BY THE SUN, HUMAN REMAINS, HAYAINO DAISUKI). / Selfmadegod Records

One of the best, technical releases of 2014. Stream and buy here:

The Top Tech in 2013

top2013The process by which TDM calculates annual lists involves numerous people, a points systems, and blind submissions. This takes a lot of time, wracks the nerves, and always results in extended discourse.

However, none of that happened this year, because everyone was busy with other stuff, so now you are stuck with only me, resulting in a best of 2013 list going to press in August. Of 2014. Sorry about that one.

“If it’s so late, why even bother?”

Let me share a short story that, along with some reader comments, rekindled my drive to complete this list. In recent weeks I saw a list that placed Deeds of Flesh in only the honorable mention. On a list of 40! I was livid. I raged. How could the writer miss that!?

In short, I hope this list inspires the same reaction. Or, gets some listeners to check out some new bands. Sorry if I left out your favorite, as I make no claim to having heard all the possible albums (even some of which are covered by other writers on this site, sorry guys)… and if I did, please let me know in the comments.

– Witness to the Void Continue reading The Top Tech in 2013