Despite undergoing constant change and no shortage of difficulties, the Bay Area (San Francisco, Oakland, etc.) remains a significant stronghold for American heavy metal—and especially death metal. This in-depth feature includes perspectives from key bands (Ripped to Shreds, Vastum) and labels (Sentient Ruin Laboratories, Carbonized Records).
Decrepisy, the latest project of Kyle House (Vastum, Acephalix, and more), has come into existence following House's move to Portland. Read an interview with House about the band's debut "Emetic Communion."
We gathered up a posse of metallic hellraisers, from young rebels to grizzled veterans, to recount memories and love for one of the greatest albums to serve as nexus for metal, punk, and rock n’ roll. Featuring members of Repulsion, Midnight, Incantation, Goatwhore, and more.