My contribution of evil audio for 6/6/06 day comes from Providence, Rhode Island, clearly one of the portals to Hell. Em Dath Rir are an on-and-off outfit dealing a muzzed-out, destructive slab of hate-fi action that ranks with some of the most killer moments of Burzum while delivering a sidestep on the Black Metal ethos that can be also seen in such trashcan-banging lunatics as Therios. Back at an old No Fun Fest, Dominick Fenrow (aka Prurient) gave me a comp called Old Tyme Lemonde on his own Hospital Productions label; the Em Dath Rir stuff was some of the sickest stuff on there, and I'd been bugging him ever since to hear more. Finally, the first day I climbed down into the Other Portal to Hell (his new Hospital store in the East Village underneath Jammyland, which you literally limbo down a hatch to enter), Dom remembered what a pain in the ass I was immediately, and kindly slapped the bleak-looking Stolen cassette into my customerly hands. Turns out Dom himself played drums with these other two guys ("just snare and hi-hat actually" he says), and the assorted blackcore misanthropy to follow was recorded "under the worst conditions possible". Yes. Despite his extremely hate-crusted music he does as Prurient, Dom seems like a good guy all around, so, were Em Dath Rir and you sacrificing goats in those days? "They're extremist vegans." Here's "Disease" (MP3).