Episode Excerpt: Dennis Röndum (Spawn of Possession) on playing “Scorched”, and BEGOTTEN (unreleased album feat. SOP members)

Blogging returns to! Coming off our recent episode #37 with Dennis Röndum, drummer and vocalist of the legendary Spawn of Possession, we had a great career-spanning discussion, with several interesting topics that are highlighted below. Recording the drums for “Scorched” Spawn of Possession pushed the boundaries of death metal in nearly every direction: songwriting,…

Blogging Hiatus

Apologies for the hiatus in blog posts. I haven’t had the time to update the website since I got a new teaching position, and I started renting a new lockout for band rehearsals. More Cali Death content will appear here eventually.

Album Review: “Amidst Voices that Echo in Stone” by Ominous Ruin

With Amidst Voices that Echo in Stone, Ominous Ruin demonstrate a mastery of the tech death genre, utilizing razor-sharp riffage and calculated brutality to craft a collection of memorable songs that are full of suspense and vitality. Their offering has already reinvigorated a scene that one might have thought had already passed through its heyday.


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The CALI DEATH PODCAST is bringing you long-form discussions with the musicians who comprise the California Death Metal scene.

The Cali Death Podcast is hosted by Anthony Trapani (Odious Mortem/Severed Savior), Josef Kay (To Violently Vomit/Transcend the Realm), Joel Horner and KC Howard (Odious Mortem/Decrepit Birth).

The CALI DEATH BLOG is publishing album reviews, interview excerpts, essays, and more.

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