Sunday, September 30, 2018

Mixtape 63 - High Command

Here is the 63rd installment of the Dreams of Consciousness podcast, featuring an interview with Worcester thrashers High Command.

I discovered High Command on my most recent NY trip, when they shared a bill with Black Tusk and Whores at Saint Vitus Bar in Brooklyn. They were the odd men out that night, with their fast thrash standing in stark contrast to the slower, more "rock" centric bands that played that night.

But what stood out to me most about them was the fact that they hailed from Worcester, a city in Massachusetts that I visit almost once a year, and where I had just come back from the day before. So I was interested in sitting down with them to find out more about their scene.

We did the interview in their van, parked across the street from Saint Vitus. We talked about their history, their upcoming release on Southern Lord, and what makes Worcester so metal. It was an informative talk, and one that already has me planning my next trip to Worcester.

My thanks to the guys in High Command for speaking with me, and to you for listening.


Sword Of Wisdom
The Commanders Code
taken from The Secartha Demos

Labyrinth of Pain
The Primordial Void
taken from The Primordial Void 7"

High Command on Facebook

High Command on Bandcamp

Mass Appeal:

an interview
with Second Grave
Mixtape 36:
Sadist (Boston)
Mixtape 38:
Come to Grief