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Staff Infections – November 2019

Here we are, friends, with the second-to-last edition of Staff Infections for 2019. The holiday season and list season approach. Usually, this is the time of year that labels release product from the big names,

Staff Infections – October 2019

Welcome, friends, to a belated edition of Staff Infections. I know you’ve all been eager to find out what your pals at Last Rites have been listening to, but we had an important staff event

Riffology – A Tale Of Two Manalishis

If you’re a metal head of any experience, you’re likely familiar with Judas Priest’s version of “The Green Manalishi (With the Two Prong Crown).” The studio version first appeared on Killing Machine / Hell Bent

Staff Infections – August 2019

Welcome, friends, to a somewhat belated August edition of Staff Infections. Let us see just what the Last Rites staff has been listening to in the waning days of summer. For one, our pal Dave

Diamonds & Rust: Ozzy Osbourne – Tribute

I don’t recall exactly when I first purchased Ozzy Osbourne’s Tribute, but I bought in on cassette, so that would mean early 90s. I wasn’t into metal when the album was first released in 1987,

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

Riffology – Darkthrone’s “Black Mountain Totem”

Latter day Darkthrone is, to say the least, divisive. Many see the band’s abandonment of the “true Norwegian black metal” sound as something of a betrayal. I’m not among them. Black metal has always been

Staff Infections – June 2019

Have you ever wondered to yourself just what the learned, well-mannered and temperate folks at Last Rites have been listening to during any particular month? Well, friends, you’re in luck, because we have this little