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: 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.