Dead Rhetoric.com Week in Review: November 10 – November 16, 2013

Saturday, 16th November 2013

We’re in the dead-center of November, which means the leaves are gone (for those of us who get to experience all four seasons), Christmas ads are in tow (already?), and the metal release schedule is slowly starting to wind down. Never the matter, for there’s still plenty of ground for us to cover…and cover we did. Therefore, have a gander at the week that was, and learn something new in the process. Or not. – David E. Gehlke

General housekeeping
We have launched a giveaway for Live at Luna Park, the new DVD from progressive metal giants Dream Theater. Check it out here!

Take a trip back to 1994 with Helloween’s “Perfect Gentlemen,” our vintage video pick of the week.

Josh Overbey caught Morbid Angel live in Charlotte, regaling in the band’s blistering set of Covenant and other classics.

Features
A-list melodic death metallers Nightrage caught up with DR to discuss their label and singer situation, not to mention the inclusion of former In Flames gunner Jesper Stromblad.

Generation Kill frontman Rob Dukes (he also sings in some band called Exodus) talks about the band’s new We’re All Gonna Die album, as well as his quite funny stage banter.

Norway’s Vulture Industries are a band you need to know about, so check out our interview with singer Bjornar Nilsen.

Mille Petrozza of Kreator was kind enough to wax with DR on the band’s bus during their recent stop in Pittsburgh. Read to find out what the first name in German thrash had to say.

Reviews
Noise terrorists Czar proceed to wreck some faces with No One is Alone if No One is Alive.

The above-mentioned Generation Kill get some kudos for their sophomore We’re All Gonna Die.

Greek extreme metal champs Septicflesh are currently having their back catalog reissued. Their 1998 Ophidian Wheel is the latest reissue.

With one of the most odd but memorable names in metal, An Autumn for Crippled Children continue to forge an unbelievably darkened path with their fourth album, Try Not to Destroy Everything You Love.

The “other” half of Darkthrone, Nocturno Cult, releases Receive, his first solo album under the Gift of Gods banner. As expected, it’s good stuff.

Emerging grinders Weekend Nachos prove their more than just a funny name with Still.

Former Angra vocalist Edu Falaschi and Almah made a distinct impression on Matt Coe with Unfold.

Their now-ex singer might be an accused wife beater, but Sweden’s Necrophobic show some extremity grit on Womb of Lilithu.

American black metal brigade Inquisition have quickly become critical darlings. Their new Obscure Verses for the Multiverse shows why.

Norwegian/German symphonic metallers Leaves’ Eyes might have their finest effort to date in the form of Symphonies of the Night.

The news in ten
1. Mastodon gets their own beer.
2. Kylesa releases the video for “Low Tide.”
3. GWAR gets their long-deserved own cartoon.
4. Black Sabbath announce the last round of tour dates for 13.
5. Blake Judd splits up Nachtmystium.
6. Iced Earth confirms the release date for Plagues of Babylon and announces a North American tour in the same day.
7. Entombed streams a new song, “The Vulture and the Traitor.”
8. Mercyful Fate guitarist Hank Shermann launches Shermann Tank.
9. Cynic to release Kindly Bent to Free Us in February.
10. Bill Ward says it’s “too painful” to listen to the new Black Sabbath album.