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Below is our complete Axxicorn news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.
The blog Doomed & Stoned has put together an extensive compilation of underground heavy bands in Portland, Oregon, which features Ape Machine's "Angry Man," Blackwitch Pudding's "Swamp Gas Of The Nevermizer," and a whole lot more. The site's founder, Billy Goat, comments:
"Portland, Oregon is known for many things--it's the 'Rose City,' clustered around the mighty Willamette River and nearby Mt. Hood, the home of Nike and the Trail Blazers, even a major network television show called Portlandia.
"But to the hard working locals, Portland is home two the two big things that really matter: brews and bad-ass rock 'n' roll. Doomed & Stoned in Portland is a snapshot of the heavy music scene right now in Portland--from the ever-popular Red Fang, Lord Dying, and Toxic Holocaust, to rising stars such as Sons of Huns, Ape Machine, and Drunk Dad.
"Most of all, here is a collection of bands with a strong DIY ethic--everything from experimental metal to a distinct brand of Northwest punk to the ultra-heavy metal doom giants like Graves at Sea, Usnea, and Stoneburner. Not to mention the bands that just like to "Keep Portland Weird" (Blackwitch Pudding, Pinkzilla, Big Black Cloud). Over 65 bands waiting for you to lend them your ears--and a free download, to boot. You may just discover your next favorite bands."
Portland retro metal trio Axxicorn has unleashed a couple of songs as a two-song release over on bandcamp. The two tracks, "Cosmonauts" and "Marauders," are streaming below in the player. Axxicorn will put these two songs and a few other tracks that appeared on its previous release, "War of the Giants," on its next album.
Axxicorn started out in 2009 when a couple of the members met at a Jesus Lizard show and decided they shared a love of classic metal and hardcore. When a third member joined, the band played its first gig at the Water Heater in Portland the following year.
Portland's first annual Ceremony of Sludge will be taking place on March 2nd and 3d at the Alleyway on N.E. Alberta. On Friday March 2nd, Heavy Voodoo, Axxicorn, Avi Dei and Zmoke will play. Saturday, March 3rd will see performances by the bands Lamprey, Towers, Doomsower, and Witch Throne. Each ticket gets you a voucher for a download of the Ceremony of Sludge Vol. I mix. All eight of the bands currently slated to perform come from Portland, OR or the general area, and some have deals with local label Captain Couch records.