Is being predictable a good thing or a bad thing when it comes to metal? Look at the metalcore scenes, the glut of deathcore bands, in fact, any scene that produces a success story or two usually ends up with a whole league of run-of-the-mill bands who do nothing but churn out second rate versions of their influences. On the other hand, in the case of the gore metal scene, predictability can be a good thing as is the case with Bristol stalwarts Amputated.

Polish goregrind butchers Squash Bowels are back with their 6th full-length and brand new album Grindcoholism. Grindcoholism features 14 hyper fast, unrelenting grindcore songs filled with old school sound and fueled by gore approach. The follow up to 2009’s Grindvirus was recorded and mixed at world famous Hertz Studio (Behemoth, Vader, Decapitated, Dead Infection) in Bialystok, Poland by Wieslawscy brothers. Check out “The Second” song below! The album is set for release on July 2nd 2013 on Selfmadegod Records.

Dave Brockie is also known as Oderus Urungus, the outrageous, over-the-top front man of the equally outrageous heavy metal band Gwar. For years now Brockie has pushed the limits with the band’s live show and has always taken entertainment value to the next level. For his first foray into the fiction realm Brockie carries on that same tradition of shock and awe.