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Devourer - Across the Empty Plains 

Devourer - Across the Empty Plains 

By: Derek Pettinelli (Metal DP) 

Hailing from Sweden, the cold black metal, one-man band Devourer's latest release is entitled "Across the Empty Plains" and it continues the frigid onslaught. The second full-length album from Devourer, this album showcases an evolution in style. 

One of the great things about the internet, aside from being able to view funny cat pictures at 3am on the toilet is that it allows bands to independently release music much easier than in the…

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Weapönizer - Lawless Age 

Weapönizer - Lawless Age 

By: Derek Pettinelli (Metal DP) 

A desolate, war-torn landscape lay ahead as you gaze to the horizon, the sun's sweltering heat beating down like a thousand angry Dolph Lundgrens pounding on home invaders. Off in the distance, you hear a rumbling and then see a number of dark outlines you can barely make out. "Ah shit, here we go," escapes your mouth as you prepare for the onslaught of a roving group of bandits. Pulling down your goggles to provide some protection against the…

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Tierkrieger / PlagueHammer Split CD 

Album Review 

By: Derek Pettinelli  Metal DP

Hailing from northern Colorado, Tierkrieger has been playing live shows around the state for a while now, so I had the chance to see them live a few times and enjoyed what I saw. There aren’t too many blackened death metal bands in the area, so anything that came around was sure to catch my eye. PlagueHammer is from Cheyenne, Wyoming and I’ve also seen them live a few times. A great death metal band with black and thrash influences, they are a good fit for…

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Gathering of Shadows 

 

Gathering of Shadows 

Derek Pettinelli (Metal DP) 

"The tyranny of the inevitable 
Stands upon us like the cross on our graves 
A curse of the living on death 
Not something to fear but transgress…" 

- Deströyer 666 

Some things in life are inevitable, since life is temporary. If you're poor you can become rich, if rich, you can become poor, if you're fat, you can become skinny, and vice versa. The obtainment of most anything is achievable except for one thing… youth, and once that's gone, there's no…

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“Strike of the Beast” tour Featuring Vader, Internal Bleeding, Sacrificial Slaughter, Voices of Ruin & Micawber. 

By: Derek Pettinelli  Metal DP

As a teenager, one tends to more involved in music. Most people in my school listened to indie rock, pop punk, rap, or some kind of radio rock. Uninterested in that, I had a brief stint with nu-metal, then quickly yearned for something more. Something heavier, faster, and more substantive had to be out there. Thankfully, the internet was around and through my journeys in cyberspace, I came across something called death metal via an internet radio station. Unlike other…

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In Memoriam of Negură Bunget 

Photo from Negură Bunget  Facebook

In Memoriam of Negură Bunget 

By: Derek Pettinelli (Metal DP) 

Photos by: Nick Jenkins

Negură Bunget is a band that has been around since 1995 and they were one of the earlier bands that I had gotten into when first getting into metal. Playing a unique style of black metal, Gabriel “Negru” Mafa was the mastermind behind the project, playing drums as well as instruments from his native Romania, such as the dulcimer, tulnic, toacă, and even xylophone. When translated…

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High Demon - Necrocosmos Review 

Derek Pettinelli (Metal DP) 

Band: High Demon 
Album: Necrocosmos 
Label: Nauseating Whiff Records 

One thing I quickly noticed about Colorado was the prevalence of doom metal available here.  Maybe it's the altitude, the mountains, the stoner part of stoner/sludge, or any and all combinations of them, but one thing's for sure, there's a lot of quality doom that comes from this region. To be honest, it's a genre that I've only recently been warming up to. I think it’s very enjoyable to hear live, but I…

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Necropanther - Album Review



Derek Pettinelli (Metal DP) 

Band: Necropanther 
Album: Necropanther 
Label: Sailor Records 

Very shortly after moving to Denver, I was on the hunt for metal. I saw some big acts that were great but somewhere, I heard about a free local metal show at a brewery. Not just any brewery, a metal brewery that makes pizza, too! What a world to live in. There was a show at Black Sky Brewery with a couple local bands: The Casket Crew and Necropanther. It was my first foray into the local metal scene in Denver and…

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Salvation Denied - Devour the Earth 

Derek Pettinelli (Metal DP) 

Band: Salvation Denied 
Album: Devour the Earth 
Label: MWA Records, Inc. 

The debut album from New York death-metallers Salvation Denied comes in the form of a ten-track release entitled “Devour the Earth”. Adorning the album cover is a depiction of a monstrously large demonic creature dwarfing the barren, tattered landscape that lay before it. If we’re judging works by their covers, then this one is a perfect match to the music. The beginning of the album has an incredible…

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Morgue Whore Album Review 

Derek "Metal DP" Pettinelli 

The way that I discovered this band was a complete surprise; a Tuesday night concert started off relatively innocuous as I enjoyed a couple bands I was familiar with. After the acts I knew had finished up, there was a final band that I knew nothing about. Morgue Whore, the name was certainly an eye-catcher as they took the stage after midnight. Within seconds of playing, I was simultaneously stunned and blown away, as the music was powerful, eerie, enthralling, alluringly…

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Fourteen More Colorado Bands You Should Know 


  
Metal DP’s Spotlight on the Colorado Metal Scene

By: Derek Pettinelli (Metal DP) 

Last issue (Winter2016), I chose sixteen bands from Colorado that you should know, and it’s time to bring that number up to an even thirty. Why not just go with fifteen each time you ask? That’s a great question and while I won’t answer it, I will commend you for asking, very astute. 
As a reminder, the 16 bands I picked last time were: Morgue Whore, Necropanther, Orcinus, Skeið, When Darkness Falls, Ekelhaft, Endlight…

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Sixteen Colorado Metal Bands You Should Know 



By Derek "Metal DP" Pettinelli 

A free concert? At a metal brewery with pizza? Pinch me, because I think I’m dreaming. Apparently not, this is just normal in Denver. It wasn’t that long ago that I first stepped into Black Sky Brewery with the mild curiosity of seeing what this local scene was about. That was a little more than a year ago that I first dipped my toes into the proverbial water. At the time of this writing in November 2016, I’ve been to 90 concerts in this fair city, the vast majority of them…

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Fourteen of 2016's Best Metal Albums 

         
 

Fourteen of 2016's Best Metal Albums 

By Derek "Metal DP" Pettinelli 

It’s that time of year again, where people show their jovial spirits and kindness towards their fellow man… as they stomp over them to grab the last Tickle Me Elmo 2.0 doll with Kung-Fu Grip. Forgo that shallow sweatshop materialism and instead, regale in the auditory bliss that is the annual “best metal of the year” list. I put together an end of the year list containing just a few of the absolutely absurd amount of amazing…

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