Staff Infections – July 2019

It’s time for Staff Infections, friends. Here’s hoping you Northern hemisphere denizens are finding some time for fun in the summer sun or relief from the oppressive heat, as your local climate dictates. Now let’s see what the Last Rites staff has been listening to while lighting off fireworks and wolfing down hot dogs.

The playlists this month feature no clear favorite. Instead, we have a three-way tie for first place, including the just-released Vortex from Canadian trad / speed metal stalwarts Metalian, the still relatively fresh New Organon from staff favorite The Lord Weird Slough Feg and Far from Italian symphonic / whateverthefuck outfit Stormlord. El Capitan has the scoop on both Vortex and New Organon. As for Far, we missed that one. We missed some other stuff too, but in attempt to rectify such oversights, we played a bit of catch-up over the past week with a three-part series entitled Missing Pieces 2019: The Best Of What We’ve Missed So Far. You can check out all three parts here, here and here.

About now I would normally be telling you to check out some samples of our albums of the month via some embedded Bandcamp or Youtube videos. This month, however, we are leaping into the future (or maybe just the present) with a Spotify playlist curated by the Last Rites staff, and spearheaded by your pal and mine, Andy Almonds. The playlist includes tracks from our albums of the month (except for Vortex, which is as of yet unavailable), as well as songs culled from individual staff playlists. There’s no guarantee you’ll ever be as cool as us folks here at Last Rites, but listening to some of the same music we do will probably make you at least a little bit cooler. Have a great month, and be sure to share your playlist in the comments.

And while you’re reading, play along at home with this fancy playlist:


  • Ryan Tysinger
    Akasha – Canticles Of The Sepulchral Deity
    Mütiilation – Sorrow Galaxies
    Olkoth – The Immortal Depths & Treasures Of Necromancy
    Cryptae – Vestigial
    The Chasm – Farseeing The Paranormal Absym
    Abyssal – A Beacon In The Husk
  • Zach Duvall
    Anathema – Distant Satellites
    King Crimson – The Power to Believe
    Amorphis – The Queen of Time
    Wham! – Make it Big
    Talking Heads – Remain in Light
    Zemial – NYKTA
  • Manny-O-War
    Drab Majesty – Modern Mirror
    Cerebral Rot – Glorious Descent into Decay
    Ravensire – A Stone Engraved in Red
    Ogranectomy – Existential Disconnect
    Wintersun – Wintersun
    Devourment – Obscene Majesty
  • Andrew Edmunds
    Krypts – Cadaver Circulation
    Cannibal Corpse – The Wretched Spawn
    Birdflesh – Extreme Graveyard Tornado
    Nocturnus – Thresholds
    Incantation – Blasphemy
    The Cure – Disintegration
  • Captain
    Metalian – Vortex
    Altar Of Oblivion – The Seven Spirits
    Tomb Mold – Planetary Clairvoyance
    Stormlord – Far
    The Chasm – Conjuration of the Spectral Empire
    Crypt Sermon – The Ruins of Fading Light
  • Konrad Kantor
    Tiga – Sexor
    Autechre – LP5
    Laurel Halo – DJ-Kicks
    Mark Knopfler – Sailing to Philadelphia
    Immolation – Atonement
    Burzum – Burzum/Aske
  • Dave Pirtle
    Warrior Soul – Rock n Roll Disease
    Stormlord – Far
    Skelator – Cyber Metal
    Turilli / Lione Rhapsody – Zero Gravity (Rebirth & Evolution)
    The Lord Weird Slough Feg – New Organon
    Potential Threat SF – Threat to Society
  • Danhammer Obstkrieg
    Wormed – Metaportal
    Funeral Storm – Arcane Mysteries
    Konx-om-Pax – Ways of Seeing
    Metalian – Vortex
    Bones – Diseased
    Matias Aguayo – Support Alien Invasion
  • Chris Sessions
    David Bowie – Earthling
    Chasm – Spell of Retribution
    Possessed – Seven Churches
    Terrorizer – all of it
    Nuclear Assault – Game Over
    Failure – In The Future, Your Body Will Be The Furthest Thing from Your Mind
  • Jeremy Morse
    Ozzy Osbourne – Tribute
    Darkthrone – Old Star
    Arch/Matheos – Winter Ethereal
    Centurion’s Ghost – A Sign of Things to Come
    The Lord Weird Slough Feg – New Organon
    Venom – Black Metal

Posted by Jeremy Morse

Riffs or GTFO.

  1. Razor – Evil Invaders
    Idle Hands – Mana
    Slayer – Hell Awaits
    The Haunted – The Haunted
    Paladin – Ascension
    Perturbator – The Uncanny Valley


    1. My favorite Razor! And glad to see that Paladin record getting some love, it’s infectious as hell


  2. Enslaved – Axioma Ethica Odini
    Abbath- Self Titled
    Solitude Aeturnus- Into The Depths Of Sorrow
    Fugazi-13 Songs
    Motorhead- 1916
    High Spirits- 2013


  3. Summer time, means lots of NWOBHM for me. Well, more so than usual.

    Black Rose – Boys Will Be Boys
    Holocaust – Elder Gods
    Death – Sound of Perseverance
    Jaguar – Run Ragged
    Tomb Mold – Manor of Infinite Forms
    Pantera – Projects in the Jungle


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