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Last Rites Presents: Ask 2 Idiots

Hello and welcome to another sensational installment of… Last Rites Presents: Ask 2 Idiots! As you may have guessed from the title, we are two wild and crazy idiots that are also BFFAEs. As we’ve told

A Devil’s Dozen – Mercyful Fate

You knew we wouldn’t leave you hanging for too long, yes? Halloween without King’s solo works would have been bad enough, but no Mercyful Fate? That’s like rock without the roll, a shot without the

A Devil’s Dozen – King Diamond

Last Rites has done 36 Devil’s Dozens over the course of precisely five years, and we’re just now finally getting to the indomitable King Diamond. I wish we had a serviceable excuse for our procrastination,

A Devil’s Dozen – W.A.S.P.

By 1996, I’d been listening to W.A.S.P. for about seven years. My first infection had come through one of those cheap compilation cassettes I loved so much back then. I’ve long forgotten which cassette, but

Last Rites Presents: Ask 2 Idiots

Hello and welcome to another exciting installment the first installment of Last Rites Presents: Ask 2 Idiots! As you may have guessed from the title, we are two idiots. In ancient times, the “village idiot”

Battle Royal: Opeth vs. Enslaved – Two Bands Enter, One Band Leaves

Battle Royal is ideally intended to hurt. It is intended to hurt our readers, and it is absolutely, unquestionably, 100% intended to hurt whichever staffers are knuckleheaded enough to partake. Battle Royal is having a

A Devil’s Dozen – Absu

When one thinks of “black/thrash” metal, one typically thinks of bands such as Aura Noir and Deströyer 666. Both are staunch defenders of the style’s classic sound, which is not something typically said about Absu.

A Devil’s Dozen – Helloween

Sometimes there’s no tomorrow. Sometimes you hate the day. Sometimes you’re attacked by “Heavy Metal Hamsters”. Then you put on a little Helloween, and by the grace of “Mrs. God”, it just makes everything better.