POUNDER – Uncivilized (CD, LP, TAPE) – Hells Headbangers

2019 – EXCELLENT START. rating: 10/10


Pounder is one of the of the most pleasant surprises of this year (and I doubt that in this issue they will have any competitors!).

This is a band formed by Alejandro Corredor (Nausea – a grindcore band), Tom Draper (currently on Carcass!) and the vocalist is none less than Matt Harvey (Gruesome and – BELIEVE IT – the mythic Exhumed vocalist)

They’ve team up to form this power house of British-laden Heavy/Speed metal (although the band is from Los Angeles) and believe me when I say. It’s a hell of an album, no frills, even the BALLADS (yes BALLADS) are freaking good.

Fuck off and Die is an opener with a speed(y) velocity, being the chorus really a hooker. Next and unbelievable tracks like Uncivilized and Red Hot Leather – the latter has nothing to do with the Motley Crüe song, but WAIT), are totally excellent, headbangers back to back!

Now the ballad: Long Time No love is a hard rocker and man, this is not corny. It’s actually a song to sing along and aloud! One closes his eyes and imagine the guy from Exhumed all romantic. Sort of absurd and fun as well.

Remember the NO-Motley Crüe citation? We Want The Night is a song that starts exactly like Red Hot, and it simply kills, because even so, the track gets faster and pure speed metal! If Helloween were still in that phase of DEATH METAL comp. (you know that one with Running Wild and Hellhammer), Pounder would sound exactly the same.

The Mists Of Time is a mysterious one with enigmatic riffs, singing and solos. It only adds more trueness to the fire.

Answer The Call is the other ballad: this time it gets sentimental, but not overtly sentimental, and it’s good.

The closer – called The Evil One – is dedicated for speedfreaks, American-style, satanic and fun as fuck. What a headbanger!!!! Destructive, fast as the speed of light, heavier song on the opus, it brings back the old pride of being a metalhead!

The most unlikely band is around. Excellent album and sound. Do you have any questions?

Uncivilized by Pounder will be out on 22 February 2019 on LP, CD and TAPE via Hells Headbangers. Reserve yours before it’s too late.

(Daniel “Roderick Totentanz” Death)

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Bruce Corbitt Dead at 56

Rigor Mortis/ Warbeast vocalist resisted until yesterday.


Bruce Kendall Corbitt, the vocalist of both classic Thrash Metal band Rigor Mortis and Warbeast (formerly Texas Metal Alliance) died yesterday –  January 25 –  from Esophageal cancer (the sixth most common cause of cancer deaths worldwide). He was diagnosed in May 2017.

Rigor Mortis acted from 1983 to 1991 and returned in 2005 recording the classic self-titled debut in 1988. Their last album was Slaves to the Grave recorded in 2014. Lately they were acting as Wizards of Gore, but it’s unclear if the band will continue.

Another member, Mike Scaccia (Ministry), died during a Rigor Mortis’ gig at the Rail Club in Fort Worth, Texas, on December 22, 2012 from heart attack.

Bruce Corbitt survived a stab and a heart attack. He fought to the very end. Condolences to his family.

(Daniel “Roderick Totentanz” Death)

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Udo Dirkschneider with health problems. Tour continues anyway.

It’s not clear if he’ll be able to complete the whole tour though.


The iconic Udo Dirkschneider (U.D.O. ex-Accept) has presented some health problems but the band has decided to not postpone the whole tour. The (rather confusing) announcement was made by the band via Facebook. It says he’s not in good health but even so confirming that he’ll be on stages:

“Dear UDO fans,

Unfortunately, we have to tell you that Udo has a serious health problem since early January. He has pain in his left knee and couldn´t walk at all for a longer period. He has been to different specialists in Russia, Ibiza and Germany and now he is on a good way to recover. But he is still handicapped and can´t move that much without having pain. Against all advises of the doctors he has decided to play the tour and not postponing it since he hates to let his fans down. But this means that he is a bit handicapped on stage and can´t move that much. We are very sorry for this but we still have the opinion that this is better than postponing the complete tour.
Thanks and see you all on tour!”

We seriously wish that this is not a BAD DECISION by the part of organization, because we all want to see U.D.O. rocking around the world for a long time.

The complete dates can be seen by clicking on this link: https://udo-online.com/tourdates.html?fbclid=IwAR0smxHcVZuL5d-1-9tQm2ktP_8Q95-CLbaZ7jTs4X2FbuLnOyDAO1rvIII



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Cannibal Corpse’s guitarist Pat O’Brien substituted for Erik Rutan

Erik Rutan to fill in for estranged Pat O’Brien, but not confirmed he’s definitely out of Cannibal Corpse.


It was announced that Erik Rutan was announced to fill in for Pat O’Brien in the upcoming 2019 tour. According to Cannibal Corpse official Facebook page: Rutan will appear live with the band for the Decibel Magazine Tour and the upcoming US leg of Slayer‘s final tour happening this May alongside Slayer, Lamb of God, and Amon Amarth.

Rutan is famous for had been part of Morbid Angel and for his own band Hate Eternal. He worked with Cannibal Corpse producing and mixing the albums Kill, Evisceration Plague, Torture and Red Before Black. He even contributed solos for The Time to Kill Is Now (Kill, 2006) , Unnatural (Evisceration Plague, 2009) and Only One Will Die (Red Before Black, 2017 – also contributing backing vocals for the same track).

O’Brien was arrested in December in Florida after breaking into a family house, while, at the same time, his own house went up in flames. Deana Mazurkiewicz (the wife of drummer Paul), raised a crowdfunding for O’Brien, because he’s lost everything (clothes and all) in the fire. According to Deana MazurkiewiczPat is a standup guy, true to his friends, family and his band. Also, Pat does not have insurance, and lost everything that he owns. These funds will help him get back on his feet with the regular much-needed necessities like clothing, a roof over his head, and other daily life necessities that are needed.” If you want to help access https://www.mightycause.com/story/Patobrien . As of today (January 21) the fundraiser has raised $24,452 out of $60,000 goal.

Track Cannibal Corpse on tour:

CANNIBAL CORPSE Decibel Magazine Tour 2019

w/ Morbid Angel, Blood Incantation, Necrot

02/17 San Antonio, TX Alamo Music Hall

02/19 Tucson, AZ Club Xs

02/20 San Diego, CA The Observatory

02/21 Los Angeles, CA The Fonda Theater

02/22 Santa Ana, CA The Observatory

02/23 San Francisco, CA The Regency Ballroom

02/25 Portland, OR Roseland Ballroom

02/26 Seattle, WA Showbox Market

03/01 Denver, CO The Oriental Theater

03/03 Minneapolis, MN Skyway Theater

03/04 Chicago, IL The Concord

03/07 New York, NY Playstation Theater

w/ Slayer, Lamb of God, Amon Amarth

05/02 Phoenix, AZ Ak-Chin Amphitheatre

05/03 Albuquerque, NM Isleta Amphitheatre

05/05 El Paso, TX UTEP/Don Haskins Center

05/07 Edinburg, TX Bert Ogden Arena

05/08 Dallas, TX The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory

05/10 Tampa, FL MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre

05/11 West Palm Beach, FL Coral Sky Amphitheatre

05/13 Huntington, WV Big Sandy Superstore Arena

05/14 Columbia, MD Merriweasther Post Pavilion

05/16 Noblesville, IN Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center

05/17 Bonner Springs, KS Providence Medical Center Amphitheatre

05/19 Clarkston, MI DTE Energy Music Center

05/20 Youngstown, OH Covel Centre

05/22 Ottawa, ON Canadian Tire Centre

05/24 Camdel, NJ BB&T Pavilion

05/25 Mansfield, MA Xfinity Center

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