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Disemboweled God Fest 2024

Disemboweled God Fest 2024March 28–31 2024 • Belltown Yacht Club, Seattle WA Photos by John Donovan Malley

Disemboweled God Fest 2024 – Seattle, WA

Seattle’s Michael Freiberger (owner of Satanik Royalty Records and director/booker for Disemboweled God Fest) pulled off an incredible feat for the second consecutive year: packing an intimate venue with top-notch national and regional purveyors of death metal to celebrate the genre in all its glorious forms.

Brian Rush from Skeletal Remains, Aenigmatun, Old Machines, and much more…

To say Brian Rush is always working on music is an understatement. He recently discussed several topics with J. Donovan Malley, including managing multiple projects, his label Pale Magus Productions, some of his influences and favorite gigs, and much more.

Eric Stucke from Dripping Decay

Eric Stucke spoke with J. Donovan Malley recently about Dripping Decay, his other musical projects, influences, being a synth freak, and more.

Ministry • Gary Numan • FLA

Ministry • Gary Numan • FLAShowbox SoDo, Seattle • March 2, 2024Photos by John Donovan Malley

Raw War – Total Raw War

Putting on this album is like entering a time machine and returning to the chaotic beer-soaked gigs that have become legendary and continue to influence bands across the globe.

Hulder – Verses in Oath

With this new album, Hulder has thrown down the gauntlet, proving she is, without question, the real deal.

Varathron – The Crimson Temple

Through 46 minutes of rousing Hellenic black metal, often soaring in scope and solidly melodic throughout, listeners are reminded why Varathron are still packing venues across the globe.

Wayfarer – American Gothic

American Gothic stands as a testament to Wayfarer’s unique ability to push the genre’s boundaries, making it a compelling addition to their discography.

Leila Abdul-Rauf from Vastum

J. Donovan Malley caught up with Vastum guitarist and vocalist Leila Abdul-Rauf to discover more about the new record ‘Inward to Gethsemane’, a new member, the creative process, and more.

Baroness • KenMode • Hoaxed

Baroness • KenMode • HoaxedThe Crocodile, Seattle WA, 3.11.2023Photos by John Donovan Malley

Satanik Royalty Records Showcase

The joyous 2-day showcase of Satanik Royalty Records artists was a testament to the vibrancy of the Seattle music scene and the importance of one of its most important members, Michael Freiburger.

Vastum – Inward To Gethsemane

Vastum has managed to create another powerful and thought-provoking death metal masterpiece.


DeafheavenShadow Box SoDo, Seattle WA, 03.10.2023 Photos by John Donovan Malley

Body Void – Atrocity Machine

On ‘Atrocity Machine’ we are plunged by Body Void headlong into a thorough examination of the hellscape that is our current world.

The Keening • S.E.R.P.E.N.T.E.N.T • Tiny Vipers

The Keening • S.E.R.P.E.N.T.E.N.T • Tiny VipersClock-Out Lounge, Seattle WA, 16.09.2023 Photos by John Donovan Malley

The Keening, S.E.R.P.E.N.T.E.N.T., & Tiny Vipers – Clockout Lounge, Seattle

The Keening took the crowd on a journey through haunted swamps, bottomless wells, concealed crimes, gilded prisons, and the unfortunate role of a murder witness. But it also showed that there’s still hope in this world if we can find and harness it.

Glassing • Great Falls • Cult Sickness • Blast Cells

Glassing • Great Falls • Cult Sickness • Blast CellsThe Plaid Pig, Tacoma, WA 03.09.2023Photos by John Donovan Malley

Abhorrency – Climax of Disgusting Impurities

Abhorrency revels in perversity, destruction, and the inherent evil of humanity.

Pixies • Modest Mouse

Pixies • Modest MouseClimate Pledge Arena, Seattle. September 9, 2023 Photos by John Donovan Malley

Pixies & Modest Mouse – Climate Pledge Arena, Seattle

The night offered a chance to cast off the weight of the contemporary world and revel in the sounds of the 90s and early 2000s, a time when life was perhaps less stressful, hectic, and alienating.

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