Scraping Genius Off The Wheel




Only the most evil scenesters among you have likely heard of Orphan, a two-piece bass n’ drums metal act that reeks of Dale Crover’s coveted ball sweat and the undeniable stench of sulfur. It’s hard for any band these days to achieve maximum exposure by releasing its debut album exclusively on vinyl and limited to an eeeeeevil six hundred and sixty six copies, but that’s precisely what Orphan did with the reckless, sludgetastic Aborted by Birth. Thankfully now available digitally from legal download bodegas on these interwebs, here’s hoping more people will catch on to the awesome. Orphan also put together some groovy Youtube videos of its tracks, many of which can be found here. Check out the one for “Love Is For The Birds” below.

Anyhow, those of you who’ll be in the New York City area on December 22nd might want to catch Orphan playing with Growing, as well as the charmingly named Child Abuse and Extreme Violence, downtown. I’ve yet to actually step foot into Santos Party House, the hot new music venue co-owned by happy headbanger Andrew W.K., but that lineup (and the sweet promotional e-flyer) may actually draw my flabby, hairy ass out.


[Gary Suarez is your Mom’s new boyfriend. Get used to it. He also writes for Brainwashed and infrequently manages the consistently off-topic No Yoko No.]

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