Are You Morbid?: A Heavy Metal Podcast

3 friends discuss metal with varying degrees of seriousness

XI - Airing of Grievances & Feats of Strength

August 23rd, 2017

If this is your first episode, please note, we generally try to be a little more impartial and educational, but we're also bitter angry people and occasionally there's some spillage. So yeah, lot's of strong opinions and rage here. Start with an earlier episode if this doesn't appeal, and know we probably won't be doing this again

In what may have been our worst episode idea yet, we decided to examine 12 albums by bands we hate, or at least thought we would hate. We thought it would be a 3 hour bitch session, tried to make it an in depth examination of why we hated these bands, but it's basically a 3 hour bitch session. We talk about Insufferable fanbases, lyrical laziness, outdated humor, sleazy behavior and delusions of grandeur, plus we use the word objective 15 times and there's a somewhat coherent rant about Eastern philosophies incompatibility with one of the host's deep rooted sense of cosmic horror. We end with 3 palette cleansers from bands we love.

"Bad Albums" List in Show Notes Here:
*Not Posting here because it seems unfair to get listens based on the bands popularity when we're not being nice*

Palate Cleansers

The Meads of Asphodel - In the Name of God, Welcome to Planet Genocide EP

Warrior - Fighting for the Earth

Necrophagist - Epitaph


BONUS EPISODE: An Interview With Mary Spiro of Shadow Woods Metal Fest

August 12th, 2017

Zach & guest host Max Shoop (ex-Horde of the Eclipse, ex-The Beyond, Storm of Damnation) with an on-site interview at a Zud show with Mary Spiro, founder of the Shadow Woods, both the Metal Fest and the production company. We talk about the festival, the financial and logistical issues of setting up a show of this size, and more. Also with us are local promotor's Dustin Davis, the man behind the metal at Guido's Speakeasy and beyond, and Nick from Lokvlt promotions in Philly. We also talk about setting up and promoting shows in a small town vs a larger city, sexism in the metal scene, the problems with pay 2 play, delusional promotors and more. 

Highly Recomend this epsiode to anyone looking to get into promotion and for bands that want to know what an honest promotor looks like, and how to present your music to prospective promotors. Huge thank you to Mary, Dustin, and Nick for talking to us


Shadow Woods Metal Fest


Shadow Woods Promotions




X - WildCard Episode

August 9th, 2017

Our 10th episode and our first "WildCard" where everyone picks their own topic. We we're joined by close friend and musician Max Shoop (Horde of The Eclipse, The Beyond, Storm of Damnation). Iain and Max give us a glimpse into the complex worlds of perrenial podcast favorites Akercocke, and The Axis of Peridition respectively, Don shares some of his personal favorites recomended by a mysterious CD Warehouse employee, and Zach explores the skeezy world of Cobra Records, and the underappreciated masterpieces they created. Plus the horrible effects of mold on the human esophegus, two anti-natalists laugh about pro-creation and Bob Dylan sings metal.


*Note. There are a few misspoken words and abbreviated segments in the Cobra segmant. I highly recomend reading our notes for clarification and additional info, plus full transcripts of my talks w/ Gord and Conrad. An Additional thank you to Joe Nutt for his help clearing up the Aftermath/Grudge/LoTCA situation* 


Albums Discussed



Converge - Jane Doe

Between The Buried & Me - The Silent Circus

The Black Dahlia Murder - Unhallowed

Cephalic Carnage - Lucid Interval


Akercocke & Co.

Akercocke- The Antichrist

Voices- Voices from the Human Forest Create a Fugue of Imaginary Rain

Talanas - The Waspkeeper

The Antichrist Imperium - S/T


The Axis of Side Projects

The Axis of Perdition - Deleted Scenes From The Transition Hospitol

Undying - A Haunt Within The Mist

The Inmost Blight - The Consuming Essence

Ahamkara - The Ember of the Stars


A Cobra With a Grudge

Piledriver - Metal Inquisition & Stay Ugly

Virgin Steele - Noble Savage

Convict - Go Ahead... Make My Day

Exorcist - Nightmare Theater

Original Sin - Sin Will Find You Out

Grudge - Barbarians of the New Earth

Lords of the Crimson Alliance - S/T

Dogs With Jobs - Shock




Intro Music

Torture Ascendancy 1307

"Phosphorus Crown"


Additional Resources/Product Links


Virgin Steele & David Defeis

Gord & Piledriver
Conrad Taylor & The Denice Given Band

Exorcist & Original Sin Re-Releases

Axis Sources
Links for description:

Axis interview:

Urban Desolation Collective interview:

Buy Axis CDs+Merch (Major discounts):

Buy Ahamkara CD:

Exitium Productions (Cassette reissues. Now defunct):

Inverted Grim-Mill Recordings (Crabsu's label I shouted out to):

Aftermath Re-Releases