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GILEAD MEDIA FAMILY BEST-OF LISTS

Some good 2012 lists from Gilead Media related folks, enjoy!

 

Mike Meacham – LOSS
Anhedonist – Netherwards CD
NON – Back To Mono LP
Aldebaran – Embracing The Lightless Depths CD
Atriarch – Ritual Of Passing CD
Nekrofellatio – Dead Inside Me CD
Dagger Of Sacrifice – “Demo 2003” Cassette
Weapon – Embers And Revelations LP
Father Befouled – Revulsion Of Seraphic Grace LP
Vomit Chapel – The House Of The Lord Despoiled LP
Worm Ouroboros – Come The Thaw LP

 

Brian Barr – Aseethe/Wax Moth
Top 10 Albums
1. Swans – The Seer
2. Neurosis – Honor Found in Decay
3. Pallbearer – Sorrow and Extinction
4. Conan – Monnos
5. Bell Witch – The Longing
6. Monarch – Omens
7. Godspeed You! Black Emperor – ‘Allelujah! Don’t Bend! Ascend!
8. Horseback – Half Blood
9. Panopticon – Kentucky
10. Eagle Twin – The Feather Tipped the Serpents Scale

Top 5 Events
1. The Birth of my son Everett.
2. Gilead Media Fest
3. Aseethe West Coast Tour
4. Stone Beer available in Iowa.
5. Aseethe and Wax Moth releases.

 

Mitch Wells – Thou/Baby Boy
Favorite Things That Happened To Me in 2012:
10) The West-Coast Thou/The Body Tour
9) Getting some Big Mouth Bites at Chili’s
8) Eating burgers at Hodads in San Diego
7) Seeing Merchandise
6) Playing with/listening to DreamDecay
5) Playing with/listening to COWER (go get Mind Over Matter)
4) Playing with/listening to Shoppers
3) Going to Hawaii with my fiance
2) Joining the Wednesday To Wednesday Comic Crew w/ members of The Body, Torch Runner and Riley(you suck Riley!)
1) Getting engaged to the girl I talked about in last years list

 

Andy Gibbs – Thou
RECORDS I LIKED IN NO ORDER:
Merchandise – Children of Desire
Useless Children – Post-Ending//Pre-Completion
Chelsea Wolfe – Unknown Rooms
Anhedonist – Netherwards
Godspeed – Allelujah! Don’t Bend, Ascend!
Jessie Ware – Devotion
Grimes – Visions
Purity Ring – Shrines
Raw Meat – demo
Siamese Twins – demo
K-Holes – Dismania
Kowloon Walled City – Container Ships
Callers – Reviver

BANDS THAT WERE AWESOME LIVE:
False
Da Body
Iron Lung (at least, the two songs they played before the cops came)
Cloud Rat
Cower
Merchandise
Rational Animals
Taurus
Brainoil
True Widow
Tragedy
Yob
Hoax
Iceage
Grinding Halt
Resurrectionists

FUN THINGS I DID:
Moved to New Orleans
Moved to Oakland
Played Hellfest in France
Traveled Europe Without A Band
Played Gilead Media Fest and Hung Out With The Best People Ever
Survived Yet Another Hurricane By Drinking Whiskey And Dancing
Survived Yet Another Mardi Gras By Drinking Whiskey
Survived Writing Another Record

 

Erik Stenglein – Northless/Ara
Serpentine Path- s/t (heaviest guitar tone I’ve heard in years)
Kowloon Walled City- “Container Ships” (leagues ahead of all of us)
Cannibal Corpse- “Torture” (not their best, not their worst…a few sick tunes)
Malignancy- “Eugenics” (pushing some boundaries I think)
Cryptopsy- s/t (they’ve had many missteps, but I really enjoyed this record)
Deathspell Omega- “Drought” (unbeatable songwriting and tones)
Neurosis- “Honor Found In Decay” (I obviously like Neurosis…a lot)
Blut Aus Nord- “777” (yeah, it’s pretty good)
Swans- “The Seer” (I also obviously like Swans)
Milorganaut- s/t tape (sick MKE grind)
Shroud of Despondency- “Pine” (most talented musicians playing metal in MKE)
Kathogah- every song dude released this year
That new Alice In Chains song (even though the record won’t be out til ’13)
That new Portal song (ditto)
Those two Serpent’s Rise records
Hooded Menace- “Never Cross The Dead” or whatever it’s called

 

Adam Torruella – Pesanta Urfolk

Most enjoyed albums/labels/shows/restaurants/stores/instances of 2012, in no particular order whatsoever:

Arvo Pärt – Tabla Rasa
San Francisco Opera, Richard Wagner – Lohengrin (Brandon Jovanovich as Lohengrin and Camilla Nylund as Elsa von Brabant)
San Francisco Opera, Giacomo Puccini – Tosca (Angela Gheorghiu as Tosca was simply breathtaking)
Every single heartfelt performance at Stella Natura
Yaron Zilberman’s A Late Quartet
Pyhä Kuolema – Saavun vaikken kulkisi
Daniel Schulke’s Veneficum
Having the opportunity to perform with both HELL and Lux Interna
Having the opportunity to perform at GMF
Further building relationships with those I respect
Dolorian – Voidwards
Eisenwald Tonschmiede
Ike’s Quarter Cafe in Nevada City
Munly & The Lee Lewis Harlots
Johnny Cash – The Unearthed and American sets
Philip Gröning’s Into Great Silence (Die Große Stille)
Ralph Vaughan Williams – 5 Variants of Dives and Lazarus
Acquiring property in Southern Oregon
Insight Coffee Roasters in Sacramento
Pirates Press, San Francisco
Stumptown Printers, Portland
Ken Russell’s Mahler
The Curley Wolf in Nevada City
Phono Select in Sacramento
Desolation Wilderness
Chips & Beer, the magazine
Amarantos, issue 2
Holy Mountain Printing
Aluk Todolo – Occult Rock
Sabbath Assembly – Ye Are Gods
The Ajna Offensive
Gilead
Svart
Black Horizons
Merz
Brave Mysteries
Wovenhand & Michael Gira at Oriental Theater, Denver
Preemptively the Denver NYE concerts with Slim Cessna’s Auto Club/Denver Broncos UK/Munly & The Lupercalians/The Sterling Sisters

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