Gravehill @ The Joint (3/12/2013)

Posted in Shattered Platter with tags , , , , , , on 03/15/2013 by Shattered Platter


Gravehill, a five piece death metal machine that hails from Anaheim, CA .  Members include the following:

– Mike Abdominator (Vox)

CC Dekill (Guitar)

Hell Messiah (Guitar)

J. Corpsemolester (Bass)

Thorgrimm (Drums)

They’ve currently wrapping up a short West Coast tour they’re doing with Death Metal pioneers Deceased entitled “March of the Cadavers.”  Other notable acts they’ve had the opportunities to play with include: Eyehategod, Harassor, Exhumed, Nausea, Ghoul and legendary death metal act Possessed.

It’s been a long time since I went to a death metal show, it was my thing practically back in college.  To say nonetheless, it was refreshing to go see something again that I’ve been a way from for a long time.

Gravehill’s sound does pay respect to the old school Florida/Scott Burns sound and they’re live show is pretty interactive as well.  Mike Abdominator likes to bullshit with fans whenever he gets the opportunity while preaching Gravehill’s message of “death metal violence/no lube action.”

During their hour long set, they blasted through back catalog material from their albums “When All Roads Lead to Hell” and “Rites of the Pentagram” + ended the night by paying homage to the ultimate scumbag known to music.

Black Blood Rising
Devil Worshiper
Unending Lust for Evil
The Ascending Fire
Decibel Ritual
GG Allin Cover: I Kill Everything

Good set, an hour long of audible decimation.  Not much else I can say about it, check these guys out if you’re a local or if they’re passing through your area.



(All photos courtesy and copyrights of Ish Fauxtography)



Adam McGrath (Cave In, Zozobra Guitarist) stokes on these LP’s currently.

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on 03/06/2013 by Shattered Platter


I use Gemini Xl – 500 II turntable through a Sherwood S-7200 receiver along with some Advent speakers.



Here’s my list of what I’ve been listening to as of lately:

Brian Eno – Live at the BBC.


KISS- Rock And Roll Over.


Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds – Push The Sky Away.


Andy Summers/Robert Fripp- I Advanced Mask

Deep Purple- Perfect Strangers


Scott Walker-2


Junior Marvin- Police & ThievesImage

Cluter & Eno


Heavy Blanket 


Earth – Pentastar:In The Style Of Demons



Zozobra is about to release a new album via Brutal Panda records entitled “Savage Masters”.  Streaming for the selected tracks “Venom Hell” and “Black Holes” can be found here:



Pre-order of the LP, scheduled to be released 4/2/2 can be made at


Nick Oliveri (Mondo Generator, Kyuss, The Dwarves, QOTSA)

Posted in Shattered Platter, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on 03/03/2013 by Shattered Platter

Nick Oliveri aka Rex Everything aka The Moisty Mangler

“Records you need, and why you should listen them list”
1. Black Sabbath “Black Sabbath” 
this is the first “dark” record i ever owned. I was a kid when I heard the rain at the beginning of this classic album. It still inspires me! N.I.B. , the Wizard, Black Sabbath, Evil Woman. (to name a few). You know this record, and if you don’t, go fuck yourself! Ha Ha !  Anyways, the cover was banned in the U.S. , so it came out in the states a year late. released in 1969 (internationally) as a gatefold with an upside down cross inside! Released in U.S. in 1970 without cross and no gatefold. 😦  land of the free
2. Black Flag “Damaged”
From start to finish, the most intense record (without losing hooks and chorus’) ever made. I wish there was something new that would move me, the way this record does. I would be there biggest fan!
3. TurboNegro “Ass Cobra”
ha ha ha ha ha ha !!!!!!!!! those who know, live it. those who don’t, learn it. you wont be sorry. I love it.
4. Gx Gx  A l l i N & the Murder Junkies “Brutality & Bloodshed for All”
holy shit! pissed off and pissed on! ha ha GG forever! lyrics he wrote while in prison, his most angry record ever! Love the Jabbers stuff too! Gems: I’ll Slice your throat , Highest Power , Take Aim , Brutality and Bloodshed for All.
B-L-O-O-D-S-H-E-D Now!!!!!!
5. Cro-Mags “Age of Quarrel” 
first saw this band with GBH at Fenders International Grand Ball Room. I was 14 or 15 years old and I can remember them elevating on stage! i was pretty young very high and also very moved by there music, so i was probably trippin’! all the same , this record kills! Please get this , if you don’t already know.  WE GOTTA KNOW
6. Bad Brains “Rock for Light”
Fuck Yeah. We can ALL only wish to be as bad ass as Bad Brains.
7. Trash Talk “Shame”
The best band i’ve seen and heard in a long time. I choose “Shame” because it’s the “Walking Disease” 45 , “Plagues” 45, “Trash Talk S/T” album, and “East of Eden” 45  all on one LP. all the best stuff. also get “Eyes and Nines” LP. buy the records , go see them live. these guys are the best.
8. Ramones “Road to Ruin”
Yeah, yeah she’s the one!
still my favorite
9. Dwarves “Blood Guts and Pussy” 
Going down to the drug store! I saw this lineup at the country club in Reseda. they played with the Melvins , Chemical People and headliners Poison Idea!  Blag punched me in the face during the gem “Astro Boy” when i came back to hit him back he had jumped into the drums and they were done! I love this band so much , i joined them in 1993. been making records with them ever since!!!!!
10. Slayer “Reign in Blood”

Tatsuo Mikami (Bass/Founder of Church of Misery) interview

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on 01/05/2013 by Shattered Platter



1. How did the US tour go for you all? I saw the Los Angeles show and you guys killed it @ The Satellite. Were you able to link up with other bands along the way for some jam sessions on stage?

Yeah, our 1st US tour was really successful!!  There were so many audience came to our shows everywhere! We sold 970 T-shirts in 2 weeks! Thank you everyone! Jam session? Yes! We sometimes play Vitus song “War is our destiny” as encore.Troy from “Hail! Hornet” & Karl from “Gates of Slumber” joined to play many times. Its really fan!!

By the way, as I tell you that this US tour was 1st time to us. I’ve been got tons of mail from US since late 90’s. You enjoyed our show??? Of course we enjoyed & satisfied with Us fans. Its great times!!!


2. What’s in the mix for future Church of Misery projects/albums?

Yeah, we already preparing for upcoming new album! We will enter the studio for Demo recording day after tomorrow – its pre-production. I wrote 6 new songs. And at the end of this month, we will began to start to record new album. Title is not yet, but we have track list 

1. inst




5. ONE BLIND MICE ( Quartermass cover )




Lee from Rise Above says that it is going to out in May. After release of new album, we have a plan to tour Europe / Australia. and….hopefully in USA!


3. When I’ve talked to other people who are familiar with your music, they link you  to the serial killer aesthetic that is prevalent throughout your music. Just out of curiosity, how did the serial killer topics come to be a part of Church of Misery’s package?

First of all, I disgusted about typical lyrics by typical Stoner band’s – “smoke weed get high” or “trip to the unknown galaxy”. Its boring to me. In the beginning of Church, I’ve been reading & watching about “Serial killer”. Its really interested – process from normal guy to psychotic killers. Its very very interesting story. And I thought that these topic is very fit to our heavy & doomy music. That is the reason I choose this topic. And this combination is really strong & brutal. Its best for CoM.


4. I don’t hear of too many heavy acts to come out of Japan other than you guys and Boris. Can you please shine a light on what other acts you would recommend hearing that is coming from Asia Pacific?

First of all I must be say : There are No Doom scene, here in JAPAN. As you told me now, there are only 2 doom band – Church of Misery//Etrnal Elysium. No young band, only us. We sometimes play together but I don’t think it is going to make Doom scene. As for Church, we really disappointed with this situation and that is reason why we always tour overseas.BORIS?? They are just “sell-out” band.



5. What act would you love to share the stage with that you haven’t already?  

On US tour, we played with mighty “SAINT VITUS” 3 times and “Dave ” put on our shirts on stage! Its amazing. They are biggest influenced me how to play & make “Doom” music. But….share the stage with that you haven’t already?  BLACK SABBATH with original line up,ha!!


Greg Millan (Battery Man for The Generators/It’s Casual) talks top 10!

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on 01/02/2013 by Shattered Platter

Ok bro its tough to only have ten but here we go…..


1. Suicidal Tendencies……Suicidal Tendencies (Frontier)

This was my first peek at punk rock it changed my life!!!
Thanks to my older brother Art who was at The olympic Auditorium every other weekend in 83′. I was a lil too young to hit those early shows, but i got the music!!!


2. Little Richard…………….The Very Best of (?)

My favorite Vocalist of all time!!!!!
Not to mention Insane feel on the drums!! As well as being a MADMAN off stage, openly gay/Bi in the 50’s??? Wow that took balls!!!! Kudos to lil Richard!


3. The Who…………………..Live @ Leeds (MCA/Decca/Polydor)

A study in what playing LIVE is to me!!! When i play shows with
It’s Casual we actually have a Séance to channel Kieth Moon!!!!
And unlike houdini IT WORKS!!!!!


4. The Rolling Stones……..Exile on Main St. (Rolling Stones Records)

I can listen to this album for ever!!!!!!!


5. Missing Persons…………Spring Session M (Capitol)

I spent a couple years of my life learning this album “Note for note”
Yes i said it, “YEARS”!!!! LOL I was 15 but i did it!!!!
Still love it!


6. AC/DC……………………..Highway to Hell (Atlantic)

I have a Tattoo on my hand, It says WWBD.
What would Bon do?!!!!!!! THats how i live my life!!!!!
Malcome/Angus/phill/cliff =POWER!!!!!


7. Riot…………………………Fire Down Under (Elektra)

I was lucky enough to see the”Classic” RIOT line up at the troubadour. Me & My brother stole my pops truck to go to the see this show!!! He was awake when we got home. I had a prostitute with me. LOL!!! He hit me one time! Needless to say i never did that again!!


8. The Dwarves……………. Are Young and Good Looking (Epitaph)

Although my favorite Dwarves drummer Greg (Gregory Pecker) Seanz isn’t on this record it marked the transformation of this phenomenal band!!!! For sure one of my all time favorite live bands relentless!!!!!!!


9. Redd Kross……………….Nuerotica (Big Time Records)

In 1987 i thought playing the sunset strip was a great goal to have. So i started going to The Whiskey, Roxy etc….The first band i saw was REDD KROSS. I went home and realized the i sucked!!!! I practiced for another year or two before i played my first show, Via fake I.D.!!!!


10.Kiss…………………………ALIVE II (Casablanca)

Opening up Kiss ALIVE II Was CRAZY in 78′!!!!!! I was 9 years old
Between this album and Evel Knievel i knew i could do ANYTHING i wanted to do!!!!!!


2012 in review

Posted in Shattered Platter on 12/31/2012 by Shattered Platter

The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

600 people reached the top of Mt. Everest in 2012. This blog got about 7,000 views in 2012. If every person who reached the top of Mt. Everest viewed this blog, it would have taken 12 years to get that many views.

Click here to see the complete report.

Mike Weibe (River Boat Gamblers) talks best albums of choice.

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on 12/07/2012 by Shattered Platter

Hey Matt

I have an old techniques turntable, but mostly I have just been listening through a room mates Crosley combo record player.


Lately (the last 2 weeks or so)I have been listening to 

– Danny Brown ‘xxx’ (the best MC around right now, dirty and clever.)


Holograms – S/T ( think they are Swedish, they are pretty great.)


Cloud Nothings – Attack on Memory (Track 3 and 4 are really really great….oh word!!)  

The Biters ‘It’s All Chewed Up, OK (We toured with these fellas!)


Freshkills ‘Raise Up The Sheets‘ – (My SXSW “discovery”)


Bass Drum of Death “GB City”


Astronautalis “This Is Our Science”


Treasure Fleet “Cocamotion”


Toys that Kill “Fambly 42”


Heavy Times “Jacker”



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