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

Blogging returns to calideath.com! 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,Continue reading “Episode Excerpt: Dennis Röndum (Spawn of Possession) on playing “Scorched”, and BEGOTTEN (unreleased album feat. SOP members)”

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.

Episode Excerpt: Defeated Sanity on recruiting AJ Magana, recording Chapters of Repugnance

Defeated Sanity’s Chapters of Repugnance (2010), once advertised via CD sticker as “the most brutal album of all time,” owes its heaviness in part to the insane vocals of California Death Metal vocalist AJ Magana. In this excerpt we asked the band how they got hooked up with AJ to record the album and perform a select few shows.

Episode Excerpt: Diego Sanchez on his formative musical history

In this excerpt from Ep. 4, Diego Sanchez talks to us about his family’s musical heritage, getting exposed to death metal in high school, playing in Strangulation alongside Ben Marlin and Travis Ryan, learning alternate picking in order to play Disgorge, and writing the material for 1999’s She Lay Gutted.

Episode Excerpt: Mike Gilbert (Severed Savior) On Recording Guitars for Servile Insurrection

Severed Savior’s Servile Insurrection is one of the classic releases from the California Death Metal scene. Released in 2007, it is, according to guitarist Mike Gilbert, the first death metal album to be recorded using a Fractal Audio guitar amp simulator. However, the story behind the guitar recording on the album includes even more history, as Mike explained to us in Ep. 3.

Ep. 12: Cary Geare (Son of Aurelius, AllRealm (who?), &…Odious Mortem?!?)

We did a deep dive into music projects past, present, and future with longtime friend Cary Geare. Some topics we covered in this episode: Meeting Joel & early projects Seeing Odious Mortem for the first time Writing music with KC at the furniture dome Recording the first Son of Aurelius demo Writing 2010’s The FarthestContinue reading “Ep. 12: Cary Geare (Son of Aurelius, AllRealm (who?), &…Odious Mortem?!?)”