Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Nuclear Death Box Set and Patch

 Glorious Times has a limited number of the Nuclear Death 4lp box set available for a reduced price. Online this incredible box set normally sells for $90 + shipping.... we have a limited amount we can sell for $60 + shipping. In the USA total with shipping would be $66 payable via paypal to   outside of the usa please email us for shipping rates.
About the box set:
The Crypt is proud to re-issue the first two albums from Arizona's cult Death metal act, NUCLEAR DEATH, Bride of Insect and Carrion for Worm. Both releases will be luxurious double vinyl sets with new liner notes, classic band photos and original artwork. Bride of Insect will feature the "Wake Me When I'm Dead" 1986 demo and "Welcome to the Minds of the Morbid" 1987 demo. Carrion for Worm will feature "A Symphony of Agony" 1987 demo and the "Vultures Feeding" 1988 demo. Forged in 1986 in Phoenix, Arizona, Nuclear Death were one of the few bands in the genre with a female vocalist, Lori Bravo. Their style was compared to the likes Impetigo, Blasphemy, Autopsy, Deceased, and Repulsion. Their first demo, Wake Me When I'm Dead, was released later that same year, receiving positive reviews from American and overseas zines. They were notable as at the time very few thrash metal artists had female singers. In 1991, the band released their more controversial work, entitled Carrion for Worm, which features vocals by Autopsy's Chris Reifert on two songs. This ultimate edition will be strictly limited to a one time only pressing of 666 hand-numbered copies - 222 of which will be classic black vinyl. These killer slabs of wax come housed in 2 separate jackets with UV High Gloss Varnish, featuring the both of the original Wild Rags covers and layouts. Also included will be a 12 page- zine styled booklet with classic flyers, exclusive band photos, classic interviews, new liner notes by Lori Bravo and an introduction by Michele "Mick" Toscan / The Nuclear Abominations rag! Each gatefold will contain a huge poster of each respective original cover artwork. Both gatefolds come housed in an amazing, heavy gauge case wrapped, hand numbered box.
Glorious Times also has a very limited amount of these sweet Nuclear Death "Bride of Insect" woven patches for sale. $6 (includes worldwide shipping) paypal to

Monday, February 10, 2014


The Concert for Jennifer Rinaldo
March 22, 2014
The Forvm, 4224 Maple Rd, Amherst, NY

RESTHAVEN (pre-Malevolent Creation)

Bret Hoffman on vox for Resthaven 
(Jan. 2013 at Club Infinity, Williamsville, NY)
 Musically this show is unlike anything Glorious Times has ever been a part of. There's power/thrash, stoner rock, punk rock, a Pink Floyd tribute band and then there's Resthaven. The name may not be familiar to you if you live outside of WNY, but there's metal history there. 

Back in the 1985 or so 5 guys from North Tonawanda started up a cover band doing hard rock and early metal songs. The name of the band members should be familiar to you...Bret Hoffman, Phil Fasciana, Jim Nickles, Dennis Kubas and Kevin Peace. Resthaven would go through a number of member changes starting with Jim Nickles leaving to start Leviathan (which also had Chris Barnes of Cannibal Corpse/Six Feet Under fame). In 1987 some former members of Resthaven would get together again to form a new band...Bret Hoffman, Phil Fasciana, Jim Nickles, Dennis Kubas and bassist Jay Blachowicz would be the original Malevolent Creation. In 1988 Malevolent Creation would move to sunny florida, but their roots remained in WNY.

Bret Hoffman and Kevin Peace; Jan. 2013 at Club Infinity
  Flash forward many years, Malevolent Creation has gone one to have an impressive metal career and along with bands like Baphomet and Cannibal Corpse has cemented the Buffalo NY influence in death metal. In late 2012 Rob Barrett (Cannibal Corpse, former Dark Deception, one time Malevolent Creation member)  was planning his wedding reception and wanted something special. Never forgetting his Buffalo roots, Rob was intent on putting together an unforgettable show in his hometown. The lineup for this special show included reunions of many Buffalo bands from the late 1980's/early 1990's. 

Amongst those reunions was the first performance of Resthaven in many many years. The Resthaven lineup for that show was Bret Hoffman, Jim Nickles, Kevin Peace, Rob Barret and Mike Valenti. The guys had a blast so decided that every now and then they would get together as Resthaven, but of course with Rob involved with Cannibal Corpse his participation would be limited so they recruited Robert Hall (who was a member of Resthaven in the 1980's after Jim Nickles left the band). 

Jim Nickles; Jan. 2013 at Club Infinity

     Resthaven performances are very few and far between but they have agreed to get together again to be a part of this show that is very close to the hearts of Glorious Times (particularly Brian). It's not enough that you get to see metal history live so come out for this rare opportunity and enjoy Resthaven and 4 other excellent bands for a great cause.

Jennifer Rinaldo 

The Cause.
Jennifer Rinaldo was diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer around Christmas of 2011. Jen immediately began treatments. The side effects of her treatments and meds were brutally harsh on her but through it all she continued to fight. Even in the darkest of times Jen continued to put others above herself....taking some of the money that was raised at a benefit for her and donating it to a young girl who was also fighting cancer and always making sure her children were taken care of. She battled through gamma knife treatments then chemo and when chemo became too harsh she moved on to a newer treatment at CCS Oncology. On September 14, 2013 Jen's body could take no more and she succumbed to cancer leaving behind 3 children (2 teenagers and a 5 year old). 

On March 22, 2014 we will hold the 1st annual Concert for Jennifer Rinaldo. Come join us in a celebration of Jen's life. Proceeds will be split between Hospice and Jen's children, the way she would have wanted it to be.

Tuesday, January 7, 2014


It's been several months since Incarceration issued their promotional package and immediately Glorious Times wanted to do an interview to learn more about this young up and coming powerhouse. We decided to wait until the band got back from their first Euro-tour, then came delays and holidays and other things which means this is a little later than we anticipated. BUT better late than never - Incarceration is definitely worth it. Do yourself a favor and check these guys out!

GT - Coming originally from Brazil, what sort of stuff from that country were you listening to when you first gained an interest in the extremer forms of music? Do you like the hardcore punk style as much as the metal?

Daniel - The year was 1999, when I was introduced to the extreme forms of music. At that time Brutal Death Metal bands like Krisiun, Abhorrence, Rebaelliun, Ophiolatry were very popular on the Brazilian extreme metal scene. I was very much into them, together with old Nile, Deicide, Cannibal Corpse and others. Only after doses and doses of Brutal Death Metal that I slowly began to discover the gems of Old School Death Metal, specially on 2007. I like very much hardcore punk but metal is my life.

Daniel at the Berlin Death Fest 2013 (Photo - by Laura Vanselow -

GT - Obviously you were inspired enough to begin your own band, but it was a one-man band, so to speak, is that correct? Most of those aren't too good since they rely on computers and there's a lack of personality perhaps? (Plus I guess, us oldies seem to always think 'Bathory' when single man bands are concerned)... Do you agree or disagree?

Daniel - Yes, Incarceration began as an one man band. On that time I had another brutal death metal band but anyway was feeling the need to write old school DM songs. At the same time I wanted to write it alone. That’s how the song ‘Sacrifice’ was born. About one man bands I think that actually most of them are not too much serious. But if you’re talented enough and really need to express yourself, I think that is perfectly possible to have a respected one man band.

The Brazilian live Incarceration line-up (Nestor (drums), Daniel (vocals/guitar) and Vitao (bass))

GT - I can relate totally to moving countries for music since I did it myself in 1990 - you're from Amazon Brazil, you got to tell us a bit about life there! You just don't expect extreme music there, how is it that you came to do what you do in that place?

Daniel - You’ll not believe but there in Amazon Brazil I had a Brutal Death Metal band since I was 14, and we played tons of gigs, did tours etc. We even played for 2,000 Death Metalheads at our town some time. Metal is definitely everywhere and there we had even a scene with other bands. Not that much Death Metal bands, but a lot of thrash, heavy etc. More than 100 active bands at least, so every weekend we could have metal sessions, rehearsals, gigs, and cold beers since in Manaus/Amazon you usually have between 30°C - 45°C the whole year. Manaus is located in Amazon but is a 2 million people highly industrialized city. And there are tons of maniacs over there and also bands. If you’re curious to check my brutal death metal band, here we go:

The Sacrifice release, on vinyl!

GT - How long before you decided to get other members for Incarceration? Can you tell us a little about them, their music backgrounds, how you met them, that sort of thing?

Daniel - I had bands my whole life since I’ve learned how to play guitar (at 13). So after I moved to Germany I felt an immense hole in my life. I was thinking how awesome would be to find members for Incarceration, than I began to ask everybody for a bassist and drummer into Old School Death Metal. After sometime I knew Björn, and later Micha. Björn is a big fan of Swedish Old School Death Metal, and also of Doom and Funeral Doom. Micha is more into Black Metal, Stoner/Sludge things but of course very into Old School Death Metal and also into Hanneman riffs. We rehearsed together and was incredible, the first rehearsal was already insane with us 3 playing and banging our heads as hell. On that day was already very clear that we could have a lot of fun and insanity doing music together.

Bjorn, Daniel and Michael (Photo - courtesy Daniel Duracell)

GT - What was the exact reasons for you to decide to move to Germany?

Daniel - My girl is German. We knew each other in 2008 on internet, while she was living in Germany and I was living in Brazil. Our relationship grew fast even being so far away, and in 2009 she moved to Brazil to live with me. Our first meeting was at the airport of Manaus (the most surreal day of my life) and we live together since that day. We lived there in Brazil for 2 years and a half, than we decided together to move Germany. We got married last year and now we live together here. Great story uh?

GT - Your promotional package is really impressive stuff, as is the case, a lot of the more modern metal styled bands don't impress us that much - but you came to us out of nowhere with this kick in the teeth. It's almost like you KNEW we'd love these recordings Daniel!

Daniel - Thanks for your kind words! Death Metal fucking rules \m/

GT - There's a definite "DNA stamp" on the Incarceration music, again it's not strictly "retro" like so many other younger acts because there's still individual personality shining through the savage excellently executed songs. Are people picking up on this fact, that you're not just another of the swarm of cookie cutter bands which pretty much make up the bulk of their modern day "scene"?

Daniel - The feedback is being quite good from far and we are very satisfied and inspired. We were also invited to play at Party San Open Air 2014 together with bands like Obituary, God Macabre, Napalm Death etc. So we are putting a lot of energy to do honest music, but I can say that we are feeling recognized for that.

Berlin Death Fest 2013 - (Photo - By Laura Vanselow -

GT - Of the 3 songs in the promo package, can you give the readers a quick run down of the songs in your own words, from the oldest track to the newest track?

Daniel - We are talking about Old School Fucking Death Metal here, as killer as possible.

Sacrifice Was the first song I’ve wrote to Incarceration, in 2010. you have a lot of Swedish Death Metal influences such as Nihilist, Kaamos, Interment, together with some US influences like Malevolent Creation and Slayer (always). The lyrics is about the allday hell, about the question “what I’m doing with my life?”, or “am I sure that I’m spending my life for that?”. We will not live forever, so it’s important to have clear for what you’re sacrificing your blood.

Forsaken and ForgottenWas written this year. It’s a very genuine song in my opinion. Was written very spontaneously after overdoses of Sadistic Intent and other Old School DM, Thrash and also Crust bands. The lyrics are sad, are about an old man which was an asshole his whole life, waiting for his death alone, in an asylum, after being abandoned by his friends and family. It’s about guilty, selfishness, and as always about death.

Cemetery of LiesThe last song I wrote for the EP. Highly influenced by Repulsion, Nihilist, and also some crust bands. It’s about the Christian hypocrisy, pedophilia, rape and murder of a priest.

Michael Koch, Antwerp, Belgium 2013 (Photo - Nestor Carrera)

GT - Do you guys have many songs in your repertoire? For those of us unable to see you guys live, what would an Incarceration set consist of?

Daniel - We take a lot of time to write our songs because just use something like 5% (or less) of the riffs I write. So till now we have like 6 songs finished and a big cemetary of riffs (or purgatory of riffs if you prefer). Our set right now is very short and consist of
only 20-25 mins of songs. Some songs still have temporary names. They are:

Enslaved by Pestilent Chaos, Sacrifice, Infernal Suffering, Chaos and Blasphemy, Cemetery of Lies, Forsaken and Forgotten.

Attention traders: anyone get good soundboard audio from any of these Incarceration gigs?

The lads head out on the first ever tour of Europe. (Photo courtesy Daniel Duracell)

GT - The band recently just returned from tour, your first in fact. How was the experience for you?

Daniel - Was 19 gigs in 23 days, so it was fucking tiring but at the same time it was amazing. There’s nothing to complain. We did a lot of new friends, and was a pleasure to tour with Escarnium (if you’re into Grave, Immolation and Vomitory check them out and they will blow your mind). A very special thing was that for the first time me, Björn and Micha were together on the road. So it was an amazing experience for us and specially for our friendship.

Berlin Death Fest 2013 (Photo by Laura Vanselow -

GT - Can you relay a few stories/tales from the tour? Something special to you, either good or bad, or both....

Daniel - A special thing for me was that my Birthday was exactly on the middle of the tour, and fortunately it was a weekend with a gig in Hamburg (where Incarceration is based now). So after 2 weeks touring around Europe was incredible to play to our friends and girls in Hamburg. When I moved to Germany I don’t thought that this kind of moment would happen so fast.

Berlin Death Fest 2013 - (Photo by Laura Vanselow -

GT - You made a video for the song "Forsaken and Forgotten" which truly showcases the band's talent and intensity - but without the ego - can you share with us how that process was for you?

Daniel - Was at our rehearsal room, where we play and drink every weekend. We played the song around 15 times being filmed on different perspectives, and banging our heads all the time. It was very hot that day and since I like very much to play with my leather jacket it was even hotter, but was very cool.



GT - What's the plan for the band next?

Daniel - Keep writing songs for the debut album and hopefully record it already on the first semester next year. We have also some good gigs planned for the upcoming year, so let’s see how the future will be. 







Special thanks to Laura Vanselow for the permission to use some of her killer photos, once again, here's Laura's blog where you can check out more of her work!