Staff Infections – July 2017

Greetings, dear readers, and welcome again to Staff Infections. July is upon us; high summer, and hopefully you have beer to drink, hotdogs to eat, jets to ski, fish to catch, baseball to play, motorcycles to ride, kayaks to paddle and all manner of better things to do than read my ramblings. However, since you’re here, let’s have a look at what the Last Rites staff has been listening to lately.

If you’ve been a reader of our site for a while you might have gleaned that a fair portion of the crew here has a soft spot for Wichita Kansass’s finest epic heavy metal band, Manilla Road. Hence, it comes as no surprise that the group’s latest album, To Kill a King, made a strong showing in the staff playlists. Not least among the staff’s ardent Manilla Road champions is Michael Wuensch, who reviewed To Kill a King this past week. Have yourself a listen to the title track below.

Execration is a Norwegian death metal band that has been steadily making a name for itself over the past decade, and it’s recently released fourth album, Return to the Void is sitting quite well with some of the Last Rites folks, most particularly, Mr. Manuel-O-War, who’s glowing review you can read right here.

Rounding out the common threads in this month’s playlists are Undergang ‘s Misantropologi (Manny’s review here.), Klabautamann’s latest album, Smaragd, on which Danhammer has the goods, and, for some reason, Enslaved’s 2012 record RIITIIR.

If instead of soaking up some vitamin D, you’re going to sit there and read our playlists, then share, if you will, in the comments, along with your own playlist, what your favorite summer metal jams are. Then, dear reader, promise me you’ll get outside and, as my dear mother is wont to say, get the germs blown off ya. Have a great month.

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Dave Pirtle

Alestorm – No Grave But the Sea
Stone Sour – Hydrograd
Sentient Ignition – Enthroned in Gray
Lyceum – Vengeance
Municipal Waste – Slime and Punishment
Ye Banished Privateers – First Night Back in Port

Andrew Edmunds

Regurgitate – Deviant
Incantation – Dirges Of Elysium
Jag Panzer – The Fourth Judgement
Forbidden – Forbidden Evil
Vio-Lence – Oppressing The Masses
Opeth – Morningrise

Konrad Kantor

The Chasm – Farseeing the Paranormal Abysm
Ufomammut – Ecate
Black Sheep – A Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing
Martin Denny – Hypnotique
Tribulation – The Horror
Tricky – Maxinquaye

Michael Wuensch

Circle – Terminal
Undergang – Misantropologi
Manilla Road – To Kill a King
Enslaved – RIITIIR
Enslaved – Vertebrae
Enslaved – Axioma Ethica Odini

Matthew Cooper

Enslaved – RITIIR
Manilla Road – To Kill a King
Iron Maiden – The Book of Souls
Public Enemy – It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back
Warning – Watching From a Distance
PJ Harvey – The Hope Six Demolition Project

Lone Watie

Leprous – Bilateral
Steve Hillage – Green
Tetrafusion – Dreaming of Sleep
Tusmørke – Hinsides
Vintersorg – Till Fjalls del II
Voyager – Ghost Mile

Zach Duvall

UFO – Strangers in the Night
Execration – Return to the Void
Death Fortress – Triumph of the Undying
Wolves in the Throne Room – Two Hunters
Klabautamann – Smaragd
Divine Element – Thaurachs of Borsu

Dan Obstkrieg

Prince – Purple Rain (2015 Paisley Park Remaster)
Nomade Orquestra – EntreMundos
Wintersun – The Forest Seasons
Peter Tosh – Equal Rights
The Suicide Machines – Destruction By Definition
Janelle Monae – The Electric Lady

Mirela Travar

Anathema – The Optimist
Valborg – Endstrand
Klabautamann – Smaragd
Elder – Reflections of a Floating World
Wiegedood – De doden hebben het goed II
Blind Guardian – Nightfall in Middle-Earth


Execration – Return to Void
Necrot – Blood Offerings
Manilla Road – To Kill a King
Absu – Tara
Undergang – Misantropologi
Skelethal – Of the Depths…

Chris Redar

Cytotoxin – Gammageddon
Couch Slut – Contempt
Igorrr – Savage Sinusoid
Handsome Prick – Enlarged to Show Texture
Bjork – Volta

Jeremy Morse

Suffocation – …Of the Dark Light
Obituary – Obituary
Black Breath – Heavy Breathing
Vektor – Terminal Redux
Execration – Return to the Void
AC/DC – Let There Be Rock

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Posted by Jeremy Morse

Riffs or GTFO.

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