The Obelisk Show on Gimme Radio Playlist: Episode 23

Posted in Radio on September 13th, 2019 by JJ Koczan

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Got into some longer tracks this time around on The Obelisk Show, and that was very much on purpose. Last episode was the Kyuss special, and that was a lot of fun, but when I started this show I guess over a year ago now, I was thinking of it specifically as something a little bit against the grain of what Gimme Radio usually does, so yeah, I definitely consider playing like 15-minute tracks and in this case, a 23-minute track, as counter to the general consideration of where “radio” — even in its interwebular iteration — generally goes. At least I like to imagine it being that way.

So yes. A lot of new music around here, and some longer tracks from the likes of Taras BulbaJesus the Snake (get jazzy, y’all), Ireland’s Coroza and Swedes V and Goatess. Also the new single from Blackwater Holylight because it’s so good that I had to play it, new stuff from Here Lies ManYear of the CobraOgreLamassu and the Alunah track that was premiered here this week, basically just as a brag on my part. And for the classic track? Oh, it’s only “Catharsis” by YOB. If you can think of a better way to spend the aforementioned 23 minutes of your life than listening to that, I’d love to hear it.

I haven’t cut the voice tracks yet as I write this (I’ll do them this afternoon), so I don’t know how much of a dork I sound like, but I’m sure I’ll sound like plenty of a dork when I get there. But thanks for listening if you do in just a couple hours, and thanks for your ongoing support generally, because it’s what lets me do crazy stuff like a radio show on the station that has Dave Mustaine and the dude from Amon Amarth as DJs. These are wacky times.

Listen at: http://www.gimmeradio.com

Here’s the full playlist:

The Obelisk Show – 09.13.19

 

Year of the Cobra Into the Fray Ash & Dust*
Jesus the Snake Karma Black Acid, Pink Rain*
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Here Lies Man Iron Rattles No Ground to Walk Upon*
Taras Bulba The Yo-Yo Man One*
Blackwater Holylight Death Realms Veils of Winter*
V Led into Exile Led into Exile*
Goatess What Lies Beneath Blood and Wine*
Lamassu I Die Into the Empty*
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YOB Catharsis Catharsis
Alunah Hunt Violet Hour*
Ogre The Future Thrice as Strong*
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Coroza The Plutonian Drug Chaliceburner*

The Obelisk Show on Gimme Radio airs every other Friday at 1PM Eastern, with replays every Sunday at 7PM Eastern. Next show is Sept. 27. Thanks for listening if you do.

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Lamassu Debut Album Into the Empty Due Sept. 2

Posted in Whathaveyou on August 2nd, 2019 by JJ Koczan

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Pretty heavy vibe going on in Lamassu‘s latest single, “Killing Someone,” which comes from their debut album, Into the Empty. The record is due out Sept. 2 and I have no reason to believe that’s not when it’ll show up, and though I’ll admit my eye was caught by “features members of Motherslug…” below, the relative newcomer four-piece had no trouble holding my attention for the duration of what will serve as the centerpiece of the record — telling in itself. Though the title conjures images of metallic celebrations of violence, the actual lyrics are more of a social comment — the title-line arriving as, “Those in power always killing someone” — which is certainly a fair enough general assessment of human history to-date. I haven’t hit up the previously-posted “Under the Watch of a Crow,” but that’s next, so just give me a minute. I’ll get there.

Preorders for Into the Empty are available from Bandcamp, as the PR wire tells it:

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LAMASSU Stream Single “Killing Someone” From Upcoming Debut Album

Australian hard rock band Lamassu are proud to present “Killing Someone,” the first track from their debut album Into The Empty. Singer and guitarist Chris explains, “Matt wrote an amazing riff, heavy and full of groove. We jammed it at rehearsal a few times and musically it all came together pretty quick. Lyrically I wanted to express a realisation I had one day when seeing horrible injustice on the news, that too often the people who have the power to change this type of thing are often the ones who create it in the first place.”

“Killing Someone” is now streaming on Bandcamp with the full album set for release on September 2nd. Listen and preorder here: https://lamassuband.bandcamp.com/album/into-the-empty

About Lamassu:

Australian heavy rockers LAMASSU are preparing to release their debut full-length album Into the Empty this September. This collective of musicians features members of Motherslug, Field, Borrachero, and Olmeg, all stalwarts of the Melbourne stoner/doom scene.

On Into the Empty, Lamassu offers heavy yet restrained guitars, thick bass, and unforgiving drums, all glued together with vocals that channel almost ‘Cornell-ian’ reach and delivery. The songs are exactly as long as they need to be, drawing upon themes that challenge human existence in our modern lives.

Lamassu released their debut single “Under The Watch Of A Crow” in July 2018, which was featured on 2019’s Doomed & Stoned Australia compilation. They recorded Into the Empty in late 2018 with producer/engineer/musician Mike Deslandes (High Tension / YLVA) at The Black Lodge Studios in Brunswick, Melbourne.

Into the Empty comes out digitally on September 2nd, 2019 via independent release, with 12” vinyl and CD formats to follow.

Lamassu is:
Chris Fisher– lead vocals/guitar
Matt Dawkins — lead guitar/back-up vocals
Nick Rad — drums
Ant Smith — recorded bass
Al Cooke — live bass

https://www.facebook.com/LamassuBand/
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Lamassu, Into the Empty (2019)

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