Celebrating BD Music’s First Full Year

2010 was the first full year of Bloody-Disgusting Music and it’s been one hell of a ride. We’ve worked hard to bring you readers contests, exclusives, reviews, originals and more, all because of our love of music and horror. For me personally, I’ve gotten to hang out with some of the coolest musicians, listen to great albums and write about what I love. Because of all of this, here is a random list of personal favorites from this year in Bloody Disgusting Music.

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Interviews

Exclusive Audio Interview: Oderus Urungus ‘Gwar’  

This was probably the funniest interview I’ve done in a long time. It took everything I had to not laugh the whole time. Cheers Oderus for not breaking character even on the phone.

Exclusive Interview: Devin Townsend  

This interview will always hold a special place in my heart not because of what went on during the interview, but from what happened once the recording equipment went off. Devin asked me a couple of questions and it turned into a 30 minute discussion about anything and everything where nothing was taboo or risque. It was a really amazing experience that I’ll always remember.

BD Exclusive Interview: Missing In Action  

This one was awesome because I was actually in Israel at a metal festival when I interviewed these guys. Here’s hoping I’ll be at Wacken in the next year or two!

Exclusive Interview: Ronan Harris of VNV Nation  

Upon introducing myself to Ronan, he grabbed my hand and shook it almost violently. He proclaimed that he loved Bloody-Disgusting and he was so honored that we wanted to interview him. So that was pretty awesome. Then he said that the club that I most frequently attend has no equal among all the clubs he’s been to in the world. Yeah, double awesome. Plus his love of horror is great.

Bloody Disgusting Exclusive Interview With Mikael From Dark Tranquillity  

This was my first real BIG interview. I was at a large venue, there were tour busses, stage hands everywhere and it was an almost overwhelming experience. So imagine my surprise when Mikael turns out to be one of the coolest, most down-to-Earth guys I’ve ever met. This interview taught me that 99% of rock stars I meet are everyday people who are always eager to have a little chat.

Top 10′s

Exclusive: Saving Abel ‘Top 10 Horror Sex Scenes’!  

Say whatever you want about Saving Abel, but this list was hilarious! Leave it to these guys to not only pick that as their Top 10, but also turn it completely on it’s head and make it a complete joke. Definitely one of my favorite Top 10′s that I got to post.

Top 10 Horror Movies: Jon Dobyns of Twitch The Ripper  

This was easily the most impressive Top 10 Horror Movie list that we posted. Rather than stick to the usual picks, Jon picked a list of obscure, often classic films that many of you admitted to never having heard of.

Album Reviews

Album Review – KARNIVOOL’s Sound Awake  

This was one of the few albums that once I heard it, I had to write a review immediately! I was so excited about this album that I needed to share my thoughts with you readers at once. I still love this album and come back to it constantly.

Album Review: Dr. Acula ‘Social Event Of The Century’  

My first really negative review. There were those of you who were really upset with my rating, but you know what? I stand by it to this day. Plus, it’s kinda fun writing a scathing review.

Retro Review: At The Gates ‘Slaughter Of The Soul’  

This wasn’t the first retro review, but it was the first one where I had readers submit their recommendations for what should come. Also, it was the start of the monthly serial, which is a lot of fun to do.

Retro Review: Portishead ‘Dummy’  

The second serialized retro review, this one felt really important to me as it showed that BD Music does not only cover rock and metal. We’re open to expanding our musical news to cover what is appropriate and what resonates with you, the readers. And it showed: This was one of the most popular retro reviews we’ve posted so far.

Album Review: TesseracT ‘Concealing Fate EP’  

Another album that I just HAD to review the moment I was done spinning it a few times. To say that I’m excited for their debut LP ‘One’ is an understatement: It is officially my most anticipated release of 2011.

Video Releases

NSFW Exclusive Video Premiere: Cephalic Carnage ‘Ohrwurm’  

How could this not end up here? You knew it was coming, I knew it was coming, so here it is. This video was easily one of the highest viewed articles of 2010 and for very good reason: gore, nudity, sex, violence. Basically it had everything that makes the Internet such a wonderful place.

BD Exclusive Music Video: 3 Inches Of Blood ‘Silent Killer’  

Great song with a hilariously gory video. What’s not to love?

Exclusive Video Premiere: Nevermore ‘Emptiness Unobstructed’  

Nevermore has long been one of my favorite bands, so to be able to debut the first video off of their latest album, ‘The Obsidian Conspiracy’, was a big honor for me.

Exclusive Premiere for Finntroll’s ‘Under Bergets Rot’ Music Video!  

This video is just plain fun to watch! The music is really catchy and the visuals are very engaging. If you haven’t checked it out yet, now is as good a time as any other!

As a closing message to this article, I want to take a moment to thank you, the readers. Without you, we wouldn’t keep this going. I personally read every comment and respond to every email, so keep commenting and keep submitting story ideas. Your voice is heard.