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  • October 27, 2006
    By Carly Carioli

    The Sean-era White Zombie was pretty great, especially up until and right after MTV caught on. They still hadn't completely shook off the gravedust of the downtown art scene -- Rob Zombie hadn't graduated to real props yet, just Pee Wee's Playhouse-sized cartoon cutouts -- and, um, La Sexorcisto was pretty monstrous. The Manson video is top-5 dead or alive -- crunk + goth turned out to be pretty prescient, and the song is way better than the Rihanna version.

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  • October 24, 2006
    By Carly Carioli

    Quick, before Google takes them down: it's the first annual (and maybe the last) OTD Halloween video countdown. We're posting two a day through October 31. Suggestions welcome in the comments. Today: Slayer and Elvira circa 1988; Wu-Tang/Prince Paul horror-rap collabo circa early-'90s:

    WATCH: Slayer, "South of Heaven" (via YouTube)

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  • October 19, 2006
    By Carly Carioli

    DOWNLOAD: Diecast, "Fadeaway" (mp3)

    For their new Internal Revolution (Century Media), Diecast upgraded their rhythm section and came out singing -- not to mention swinging. Their latest stylistic makeover moves them several rungs up the Mass-metal depth chart, retooling standard-issue hardcore with Eurometal's sleek, precision-calibrated dueling guitars and thrash-pop sing-a-longs where frontman Paul Stoddard sounds more Jeckyl than Hyde.

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  • October 19, 2006
    By Carly Carioli





    Alex Onslought, pictured with cash money

    Return to the Pit Benefit Extravaganza
    October 18 at O'Brien's
    Photos courtesty of . . . who else?

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  • October 18, 2006
    By Carly Carioli

    IF YOU GO:

    We ourselves have been known to make use of the services of Return to the Pit, especially when we need photos of anything metal-related. Judging by the photographic evidence, Aaron and Carina have consumed more metal than any people we know.

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  • October 15, 2006
    By Carly Carioli

    Bad Ash

    The Red Chord


    Municipal Waste

    The Acacia Strain


    Rock N Shock Day 2
    With Gwar, the Red Chord, about a dozen other bands, and a shitload of horror movie geeks
    October 14 At the Palladium and the DCU Center, Worcester
    Photos courtesy Return to the Pit. See more here.

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  • October 12, 2006
    By Carly Carioli

    DOWNLOAD: Converge, No Heroes album preview (mp3)

    On Converge's No Heroes (Epitaph, October 24), their one-word titles -- "Heartache," "Sacrifice," "Vengeance" -- spell out hardcore's secular jihad: time-bomb youth junked on rage and betrayal, accelerating toward death and glory, hurling themselves at infinity.

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  • October 02, 2006
    By Carly Carioli

    It wasn't enough that Robby Roadsteamer stole the show (not to mention a trophy) at the Boston Music Awards last week . . . now everyone's favorite mock-mookmetal superstar has got actual-mookmetal superstar Corey Taylor of Slipknot singing his tune. Click below for the clip where the masked marvel sings a few bars of the rhino-hearted one's "I Put a Baby In You."

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  • September 22, 2006
    By Carly Carioli

    DOWNLOAD: Isis, "Dulcinea" (mp3)

    Unlike all previous iterations of art-metal doctrine, Isis’s prizes meditative, Slint-like brooding over Melvins-grade menace -- but clocks both while ghostriding the expressway to yr skull. As shown on their retrospective DVD Clearing the Eye, they began their journey as understudies in the Neurosis school of thermonuclear drone, but found their calling when they cut their engines and drifted off into the quieter, watery deep.

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