Author Archives: Dad of Northern Darkness

Home Sweet [Haunted] Home

Above is the text my wife sent me shortly after I entered a haunted house with our kids. She heard an employee mention it moments after we walked in. Evie and Wyatt seemed so exited at the time. “Can we … Continue reading

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Cannibal Corpse, Obituary, Cryptopsy & Abysmal Dawn

As we rode a shuttle bus from the Itzehoe train station to the grounds of the Wacken Open Air Festival, the last leg of an eventful 36+ hour journey, I knew this would be an experience that bonded the 3 … Continue reading

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Listen to Show Me The Wolves

              So Valentine’s Day…not the most metal of holidays, but one that still exists, and one that few hitched individuals can escape, myself included. Fortunately, my wife is pretty laid back about the whole … Continue reading

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Listen to Ancestor’s Blood

              We’ve tried to teach our kids, that instead of saying that they “don’t like something,” to instead say, “it’s not my favorite.” It sounds so much better, and a lot less winey. That said, … Continue reading

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1349, Tombs, Full of Hell & Pestifere

Last night, in case you hadn’t heard, I was amazing. I just didn’t realize how amazing until I woke up this morning. I was curled up on my dog’s bed in the middle of our living room floor (my dog sleeping next to me on … Continue reading

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Thou, Fister, False & Näive Sense @ The Triple Rock

I always thought that seeing Thou live would be the equivalent to getting the shit kicked out of me, and because of events that transpired earlier in the day, I was right. No, I’m not a split personality-bearing, soap maker, … Continue reading

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2015: The Year in Metal

It’s that most wonderful time of the year. No, not the holidays. I’m talking about the countless hours of discussion devoted to the topic that matters most in my and many other’s existence…the best metal albums of the past year. … Continue reading

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HammerHeart Brewing Company

                            Most of my life has been filled with bad decisions, a habit that’s only gotten worse with age. During the spring of 2014 though, I bought tickets … Continue reading

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Black Dahlia Murder, GoatWhore, Iron Reagan, Entheos & Artificial Brain @ Mill City Nights

Tonight was a special night. Holiday metal is the best. This was easily the most pre-show excitement I’ve had in years. I’m at a loss for decent metaphors, but I doubt there’s one that can accurately describe my hysteria. The anticipation was … Continue reading

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Children of Bodom – I Worship Chaos

I like Children of Bodom. When they release an album, I listen to it pretty much non-stop for a few weeks. When I think about taking the big step though, and using the “L” word…I start to hesitate. At the … Continue reading

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