Vol. 3 No. 10 (ai Vol. 6 No. 10; #69)
November 13, 1999 A.D.
December Issue


Bill Vogel III

Darkness Falls...


Greetings to thee, all my dark minions.  It is time for the shadows to fall, 
and beginning of a new Dark Age.  Let us enter STRANGER AEONS.  Enjoy, tribe.
Hail Darkness, and God.

Again, there were delays.  I won't bore you with that.  There will be a 
reward for your patience, there are again extra reviews for your enjoyment 
and enlightenment.  Grit your teeth, and DARE it!

There was no November issue.  

In the news***

ARMOURED ANGEL, the Death Metal band, is currently in the studio finishing up 
work on their next, and long awaited, opus.  It should be released on
Repulse Records shortly.

INCUBUS, the infamous Death Metal band, has reformed under the new moniker of
INCUBUS RAGE and have resigned with Nuclear Blast Records.

SAVATAGE has also signed to Nuclear Blast Records.

KARMA TO BURN will be releasing their new self titled CD soon on MIA Records.

STUCK MOJO's new CD is titled "Hvy 1." 

Death Metal fiends DISINCARNATE have signed with Nuclear Blast Records.  This 
band features Death Metal guitar hero James Murphy, who has played with such 
acts as KONKHRA, TESTAMENT, and OBITUARY.  Expect a new album very soon.

OBITUARY is working a new opus.

PRIMER 55 will be releasing their debut CD in January 2000 on Def Jam 
Records.  Their style is a mix of Hardcore and Rapcore Metal, and their debut 
will be titled "Introduction To Mayhem."

DEFENDER's new CD is called "They Came Over The Northern Pass."  

The new Best Of/Rarities CD by ANTHRAX is called "Return Of The Killer A's" 
and features classics from both the John Bush and Joey Belladonna eras of the 
band.  It has the difficult to find, and very cool, cut "Bordello Of Blood" 
which was on the soundtrack for the movie of the same name.   

U.S. CRUSH has signed to Immortal Records.

The new, self-titled KARMA TO BURN Cd is one Psychedelic, heavy slab of pure 
instrumental savvy that amazes.  Fans of Doomy, heavy rock will dig this one. 
I did.

Tour dates for FULL DEVIL JACKET follow: 

Date                Location                        Venue 
12/12/1999          Denver, CO                      Ogden Theatre 
12/14/1999          Omaha, NE                       Ranch Bowl Entertainment 
12/15/1999          Madison, WI                     The Annex 
12/30/1999          Fern Park, FL                   The Station 
12/31/1999          Fern Park, FL                   The Station  

METHODS OF MAYHEM sucks.         

Among the other terrors in this issue are REVIEWS of the following albums:

        BABYLON WHORES................."King Fear"  
        SODOM.........................."Code Red"              
        DEAD HORSE....................."Peaceful Death And Pretty 
        EVENSONG......................."Path Of The Angels"
        LYNCH MOB......................"Smoke This" 
These are CDs that are certified to brutalize without remorse, or mercy.  I 
offer only the best, never less.

Welcome to Stranger Aeons.  The days are strange...  Farewell.

//////William the Bloody [a.k.a. Bill Vogel III]

November 13, 1999 A.D.///////

                ***Hellion Crew***

This section has ten (or more) new or classic Cds that I think are cool.  
They are in no particular order.

1.	"A Wax Box To Put Your Frankenstein Heads Into" by Full Devil Jacket  
            [A killer MiniCD of raging Darkmood Powercore...reminds me of 
            a whacked mix of Pantera and Creed.  Except HEAVIER!]
2.    "Make Yourself" by Incubus [Funky Rapcore Metal a nice amount of 
3. "S&M" by Metallica [Not super original, but good.]
4.    "Issues" by Korn [A pretty cool CD.]
5.    "Famous Monsters" by Misfits [The Horror Punk masters return with  
            this glimmer of darkness.]
6. "Calculating For Infinity" by Dillinger Escape Plan [Some of the 
            heaviest Punk that you'll ever hear.  Awesome!]
7.    "Rusted Angel" by Darkane [Killer Black/Death Metal.] 
8.    "They Came Over The High Pass" by Defender [Edgy and cool Death 
            Metal on Necropolis Records.]
9.    "Introduction To Mayhem" by Primer 55 [Hardcore meets Rapcore Metal 
            in an aggressive attitude.]
10.   "WHVN" by Will Haven [Intensely psychotic Noise Metal with an artsy
11.   "Tales From The North" by White Skull [Old Style Death Metal mixed
            with 80's Euro Hair Metal.  Weird but good.]
12.   KARMA TO BURN [Heavy, Psychedelic Rock...really cool.]
13. "Goodbye Cruel World" by Brutal Truth [A double CD set of brilliant
            live, rare, and best material from the band that made Grind  
            truly great.  Here's the Brutal Truth...these freaks are the
            true Kings Of Grindcore.] 

              ***Age Of The Blade***

More, more Metal news...

ANY GIVEN SUNDAY soundtrack///  Features songs by HOLE and KID ROCK.

Staind///  Tore-up the stage on a recent episode of HBO's concert series 

COMBAT Records Reissues///  Expect more classic Metal reissues next year from 
such bands as DARK ANGEL, DEATH, and many more.

Vader///  Vader has signed to Metal Blade Records.

Incubus///  The first single from their new CD, "Make Yourself," is "Pardon 

Abandoned///  This band has been described as a cross between MESHUGGAH and 
CROWBAR.  Abandoned has been signed to Pavement Records also.

Demigod///  Is no longer with Repulse Records.
Slipknot///  Starts touring the U.S. in January.

Psychrist///  Are finishing up work on their next CD, "Embrace Rapture in 
Disgust."  They recruited some new members after Dan and Yuri left.  Two of 
them coming from the now defunct DYING EMBERS and the new vocalist, Wes.

Smashing Pumpkins///  Will release their new CD, "Machina," early in Y2K.  

///Bill Vogel III
December 5, 1999 A.D.

                 ***Tongue Lash***

This section contains quotes from songs, bands, band members, books, movies, 
TV, etc.  

"Your Beauty Makes Me Feel Alone, I Look Inside But No One's Home."
                        -----from "Screamager" by Therapy?.

"Whoever fights monsters should see to it that in the process he
      does not become a monster.  And when you look long into an
      abyss the abyss also looks into you."
                        -----from "Beyond Good And Evil" by   
                              Friedrich Nietzsche.

"I'm Waiting For A New Dark Age."
                        -----from "Edge Of Darkness" by Carcass. 

"Man is the cruelest animal."
                        -----by Friedrich Nietzsche.

"When All Is Said And Done, There's No Love Lost."
                        -----from "No Love Lost" by Carcass. 

"All great things must first wear terrifying masks in order to burn itself 
      into the minds of humanity."
                        -----by Friedrich Nietzsche.


This section contains album (Cd) reviews.  Enjoy...

                    "'King Fear' by Babylon Whores"
                           Bill Vogel III

December 8, 1999 A.D.

From a northern land of darkness called Norway comes a fiercely malevolent 
Gothic Metal called Babylon Whores.  Their new CD, aptly titled "King Fear" 
[Necropolis Records], is a fearless slab of heavy dread that far surpasses 
anything similar in the genre.  In the early days of the Babylon Whores 
manifestation they were a Death Rock band, but since then they have went the 
way of a highly skilled Gothic Metal that is truly remarkable.  

Every tracks rocks, but my favorites include "Radio Werewolf," the dread 
filled "Hand Of Glory," "Errata Stigmata," and "Skeleton Farm."  The track 
that I most enjoyed though was the darkly poetic "To Behold The Suns Below." 
It appeals to the darkness within me, like a black light on a distant 

Overall, this is a brilliantly done Gothic Metal album and the best release 
that Babylon Whores has ever done.  It is a definite requirement for those 
who are of the Darkness.  Stay evil.  Farewell Sunlight.

Related Bands:    Cemetary, Human Drama, My Dying Bride, Anathema, 
                  Paradise Lost, Type O Negative, Sorrow, Cathedral,
                  Sundown, Moonspell, etc.

Keep the faith, and the AGGRESSION.  Piece.

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            "'Peaceful Death And Pretty Flowers' by Dead Horse"
                            Bill Vogel III

December 2, 1999 A.D.

Greetings y'all.  There isn't anything better for a rebellious soul than a 
heavy Southern band.  One such band is the infamous Dead Horse, and thanks to 
Relapse Records we now have a remastered version of their epic release 
"Peaceful Death And Pretty Flowers."  This classic opus de force features 
several bonus cuts, and was reissued at the same time as another Dead Horse 
CD, "Horsecore" [Relapse Records].

These Texas boys have a very unique style.  It is a strange saturation 
between sludgy Death/Grind Metal and catchy, avant-garde Punk Rock.  Big, 
loopy Psychedelic guitar licks freely mix with highly distorted, angry 
Grindcore.  There are both clean and growled vocals, and humor as well as 
tempestuous tempo shifts are employed to heighten the wrecking effect.  
Imagine a fusion of NIRVANA and BRUTAL TRUTH, and that will give you a rough 
idea of how cool DEAD HORSE truly is.

There is a range of moods here.  The brutal wallop of songs such as "Peaceful 
Death," "Eulogy," and "Snowdogs" fit sweetly next to heavy but wacky tracks 
such as "La La Song."  And it all works perfectly.  Added tracks include such 
demo gems as "Turn," "Rock Lobster," and "My Dog The Prophet."

Overall, this is a GREAT reissue that I was anxious to get.  I highly 
recommend this to any and all Metal freaks.  Get it.  After all, who doesn't 
smile a little when they hear the Dead Horse sarcastic catch phrase "Satan 
Kissed My Dog?"  Stay evil.  Farewell.

Related Bands:    Nasum, Motorpsycho, Nirvana, Brutal Truth, Entombed,
                  Blood Duster, etc.

Keep the faith, and the AGGRESSION.  Piece.

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Copyright 1999.

                       "'Resurrection' by Godgory"
                             Bill Vogel III

October 29, 1999 A.D.

Greetings, and a hellish All Hallow's Eve.  The third release by the amazing 
band Godgory, titled "Resurrection" [Nuclear Blast Records], is easily one of 
the finest Metal releases of the year.  The style perpetrated by Godgory is a 
tightly honed brand of Melodic Death Metal that is beautiful yet brutal, and 
it obliterates similar bands such as IN FLAMES.

Godgory's basic sound consists of lower melodic portions which are then 
pummeled by blastbeats and heavy instrumentation.  The vocals range from 
dreamy, whispered growls to brutal, deep growls and clean vocals.  They also 
use superbly played acoustic guitars and ethereal church organs.  
"Resurrection" is a fantastic mutilation of styles that leaves the listener 
in total awe of Godgory.  It is simply amazing...

Every song rocks, but I especially enjoyed: the soft, dark melancholy of 
"Resurrection," and the whacked Death/Thrash cut "Crimson Snow."  
"Resurrection" is low and powerful, the lyrics state "No More Tears For 
Me...I Will Be Once Again."  

"Crimson Snow" is this totally tripped?out, frenzied assault that shreds and 
gives you a huge adrenaline rush.  The guitars pound and grind, and the 
vocals are an insanely cool growl.  This song is brilliant, as is this entire 
Godgory CD.  Evil was never this cool!

My other favorite tracks include "Waiting For Lunacy To Find Me," "My Bad 
Dreams," and "Adultery."  This is an excellent CD.

At first appearances this CD may not look as exciting as some of the others 
because the packaging is simple and concise.  But don't let looks deceive 
you.  This CD is a solid powerhouse that won't disappoint.

Overall, this is Melodic Powerdeath Metal that is at once catchy as it is 
brutal.  It should appeal to Deathers, Blackers, and EXTREME Metal fanatics. 
The lyrics are like sheer, dark poetry.  Get it.  Stay evil.  Hail Darkness.

Related Bands:    In Flames, Arch Enemy, Carcass, Pyogenesis [early],
                  Samael, etc.

Keep the faith, and the AGGRESSION.  Piece.

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Copyright 1999.

                      "'Smoke This' by Lynch Mob"
                            Bill Vogel III

December 8, 1999 A.D.

The latest opus by the reformed, and much changed, Lynch Mob is a totally new 
road for the band.  The "Smoke This" [Koch Records] CD is a Rapcore Metal 
onset that is different from the current crop of KORN clones out there.  They 
mix a sometimes silky smooth, sometimes street savvy, vocal rap with a 
thundering rhythm section and the intricate guitar leads of George Lynch.  
While being totally different to previous works "Smoke This" is a cool CD, 
and far better than the former incarnations of this outfit.

There are some really great songs here.  From the savvy smack of "Smoke This" 
to the guest vocal of Brian Hacker on the blistering "When I Rize."  "Get It 
Together" is the only ballad, and it reminds me of  Savatage.  

Overall, this is a great release.  It may not appeal to old Lynch Mob fans, 
but it does cut some new ground for this band.  Stay evil.  Later.

Related Bands:    Rage Against The Machine, Incubus, Kid Rock, Shootyz
                  Groove, Dog Eat Dog, Madball, Clawfinger, Candiria,

Keep the faith, and the AGGRESSION.  Piece.

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Copyright 1999.

                        "'SLIPKNOT' by Slipknot"
                            Bill Vogel III

November 17, 1999 A.D.

A week ago was my birthday, and the day after was simply horrid.  The only 
good thing that happened to me was that I got to listen to the wicked new CD 
by Slipknot.  This angst ridden Aggro Metal outfit's debut, titled "SLIPKNOT" 
[Roadrunner Records], is a brilliant example of modern Metal at its best.  

Their style is an intense hybrid of Industrial, Death, Punk, Rapcore, and 
whacked?out Moodcore Metal that makes the current favorites of the genre 
totally irrelevant.  

Songs such as "(Sic)" and "Wait And Bleed" pummel with a relentless frenzy 
that relishes its own ugliness.  Then comes the humorous yet brutal "Eyeless" 
which sarcastically states "I Can't See California Without Marlin Brando's 
Eyes."  Those are a few of my favorite cuts.

Another is "Surfacing."  Its intensity and brutality has a subtle and catchy 
charm to its sheer aggression.  One line says, "I Am The Push That Makes You 
Move."  It kills, and it's that simple.

Overall, this CD strikes the perfect balance between aggression, skill, and 
intellectual meandering.  Check out one of the best new bands of 1999, and 
best releases of the year.  This band is pure intensity.  GET IT!  Slipknot 
kills.  Stay evil.  Later.

Related Bands:    Lungbrush, Entombed, Konkhra, Spineshank, Soulfly,
                  Dead Horse, Dillinger Escape Plan, Jesus Martyr,
                  Soulstorm, Mortal Reign, Misery Loves Co., Haunted,
                  Motorpsycho [U.S.A.], Fear Factory, Godgory, 

Keep the faith, and the AGGRESSION.  Piece.

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Copyright 1999.

                      "'Soulburner' by Gardenian"
                            Bill Vogel III

December 16, 1999 A.D.

Ever wondered what happens when Progressive Metal is crossed with Death 
Metal?  The resulting explosion would be Gardenian, and their new and very 
cool CD is called "Soulburner" [Nuclear Blast Records].  It is a diverse and 
eclectic mix, reminding me of Dream Theatre in one breath and Entombed in yet 
another.  It is an amazing CD.

Some songs, like "Small Electric Space," are pure Progressive Metal slabs.  
Others, such as "If Tomorrow's Gone" and "Chaos In Flesh," hybridize the two 
styles...using the best aspects of each genre.  All of the songs are really 
great, but I especially enjoyed "Tell The World I'm Sorry."  It perfectly 
fuses power and pain into a cacophonous musical macabre.  This band DESTROYS! 

They also use some Brutal Death vocals for added effect, which interplay well 
with their clean and normal Death growls.  It all works well, leaving a truly 
unique and powerful artistic creation.  

In summary, this is a brilliant opus that will appeal to Death Heads [like 
me...GRRRRRRRrrrrrrrr], Progressive Metal fanatics, and the EXTREME Metal 
maniacs also.  Get it, and be awed.  Stay evil.  Hail Darkness.

Related Bands:    Dream Theatre, Pyogenesis, Hypocrisy, Death, Cancer, 
                  Entombed, Carcass, Pain, Malediction, Evereve, 

Keep the faith, and the AGGRESSION.  Piece.

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                         "'Code Red' by Sodom"
                            Bill Vogel III

December 17, 1999 A.D.  

Greetings.  The return of the mighty Sodom is one that most fans of 
Armageddon Thrash have been waiting to witness.  Armageddon Thrash, for the 
uninitiated, is the verge between Thrash and early German Style [Old Style] 
Death Metal.  Bands that define this subgenre would be acts such as SLAYER, 
BATHORY, early KREATOR, OBLIVION, and SODOM.  The main differences between 
Death Thrash and Armageddon Thrash [a.k.a. Holocaust Thrash] are that the 
latter has a raspy/shrill vocal style and very Technical instrumentation.  
The vocals are often clean with just a little guttural rasp, and the guitars 
and rhythms are precisely played and placed.  Sodom is one of the best at 
this, and their new CD "Code Red" ?Pavement Records] does not disappoint.

From the opening licks of the title track through such rippers as "What Hell 
Can Create," "Tombstone," "The Vice Of Killing," and "The Wolf & The Lamb" 
this CD murders beautifully.  It rips, slashes, and kills without mercy.  
This is an excellent CD.

Overall, this is a truly apocalyptic slab of music.  It is not one to be 
missed.  Get it.  Stay evil.  Later.  

Related Bands:    Dark Angel, Slayer, Kreator, Devastation, Deceased, 
                  Oblivion, Bathory, Death, Sacrifice, Anacrusis, 

Keep the faith, and the AGGRESSION.  Piece.

Email address:

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Copyright 1999.

                  "'Path Of The Angels' by Evensong"
                          Bill Vogel III

December 8, 1999 A.D. 

It has been aeons since I have heard any truly great Doomdeath Metal.  Well, 
this CD sates that hunger.  The new CD by the band Evensong, called "Path Of 
The Angels" [Displeased Records], is a subtle and ferocious mixture of Gothic 
elements, clean female and male vocals, symphonic interludes, and Doomdeath 
Metal (vocals and instrumentation).  The result is a powerful and beautiful 
cacophony of woes.  It is stunning, eclectic, and as heavy as hell itself.

My favorite tracks include the melancholic "The Fall Of Archaic Heaven," 
"Oblivion," "Evensong," and the title track as well.  Another excellent cut 
is the serenely oblique "Requiem For A Wingless Bird."  Every track is cool.

Overall, this is a divinely dismal release that is required for all 
Doomdeathers and extreme Metal fanatics.  Get it, and be CRUSHED!  Stay evil. 
Farewell Sunlight.

Related Bands:    Paradise Lost, Anathema, Enchantment, Cathedral, 
                  Ceremonium, Salem, Evoken, Sorrow, Soulstorm,              
                  Trouble, etc.

Keep the faith, and the AGGRESSION.  Piece.

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Copyright 1999.


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               *** Metal Slag ***
More Metal news than one person can stand in one issue!

Sentenced///  Expect a new CD very soon.

Armored Saint///  Their new CD is almost finished, expect it out soon
on Metal Blade Records.

Eyehategod///  Has a new CD out titled "Southern Discomfort."

Dope///  If you dig heavy Industrial Punk Metal with Marilyn Manson style 
vocals, try the band DOPE.  Their new CD, called "Revolutionaries And 
Felons," is a killer slab.  Besides really cool original tunes it also 
features a whacked, and very rockin', cover of a N.W.A. song.  

Transport League///  Will be releasing their new opus, "Satanic Panic," soon 
on Pavement Records.                          
Stay evil.  Hail Darkness.

Stranger Aeons///  We're still evolving here.  Please send comments and 
responses.  All input is gladly welcomed.  Let the stones fly.  Later.

Record Labels///  Would you like to have your items promoted 
through Stranger Aeons?   Contact us.  All Metal is welcome.

You can email me at this Internet address:


Thank you.  Later.

December 22, 1999 A.D.

                ***Eye Tripz***

These are the best videos of the month.

1.	"Pardon Me" by Incubus.
2.	"Voodoo" by Godsmack.             
3.	"Falling Away From Me" by KoRn.  
4.	"Only" by Anthrax.                     
5.	"Push It" by Static X. 
6.	"No Leaf Clover" by Metallica.
7.	"Guerrilla Radio" by Rage Against The Machine.
8.	"Cailin" by Unwritten Law.
9.	"Bleed" by Soulfly.      
10.	"Nobody's Real" by Powerman 5000.  


              *** Rogue's Gallery ***

I still claim all rights to the names "Angst Industry" and "Hate Box,"  and 
to the concept.  Old issues of it can be downloaded, and distributed under 
the same rules as Stranger Aeons.

Writers: B. "William the Bloody" Vogel III

Editors: Bill Vogel III (Managing Editor)

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All scrivener's errors (typos) are the sole responsibility of me, B. Vogel 
III.  Any flak directed at other writers should be sent to me...I do not want 
my friends besieged by silly crap.  My views do not necessarily reflect those 
of Rocknet, Compuserve, Prodigy, America Online, the World Wide Web, 
Internet, the other writers, my friends, my church, my family, Jimi Hendrix, 
James Hetfield, Glenn Danzig, or anyone else.  So there.  :)

Note to Pro-Censorship types: Bite me.

Beware of people who can do nothing but gripe, whine, and writing 
or speaking trite, naive, and idiotic crap (i.e. certain members of the U.S. 
Congress, and most of the White House).   

Finished December 22, 1999 A.D.

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