October, 2011 Archive
Here's Blotted Science's new video for "Cretaceous Chasm." Yes, you may notice that's Jack Black and Adrian Brody in the video, and no the band doesn't have some crazy budget. This is a scene from that travesty of King Kong remake. What's crazy though is that the song was written to go perfectly with this scene. And if you use both your eyes AND ears at the same time, you will hear little caveats of sound to go with the motion. It's friggen amazing! Blotted Science needs to do more of this. Somebody get Peter Jackson on the line! Oh, he's not taking our calls? FINE! Regardless, you should pick up the band's amazing new EP, The Animation Of Entomology, which is in stores now.
Ok, you've heard our unfiltered thoughts about Lulu on the Livecast last night, but now we are curious to hear what you think. The whole album is streaming on the album's official website. So head over there, listen to it, and if you don't poke your eyes out by the time you're done, come back and tell us what you think.
In the first hour of the show, we played some of the Lou Reed and Metallica collaboration, Lulu (which you can listen to here), while giving our live stream of opinions about it. Noa also answered questions about hairy Jews, and we talked about Comic Con a bit. In the second hour, we were joined by the frontman of The Acacia Strain, Vincent Bennett at the top of the 2nd hour. He answered questions about touring overseas, took some questions from fans, and talked about the upcoming US national God Damn tour and the Halloween Costume Contest we are doing. We concluded the show talking to one of our fans from Saudi Arabia. Here is this week's playlist:
Kvelertak – Blodtørst
Skeletonwitch – Reduced To The Failure Of Prayer
Leprous – Thorn
Electro Quarterstaff – McNutty
Celtic Frost – Cherry Orchards
The Acacia Strain – Bay of Pigs
To those of you junkies too young to remember the famed Police Academy series of movies, you missed out on a true gem of the '80s, Michael Winslow. The man was the king of sound effects. If you don't believe me, check out the above video where Winslow does a mean Robert Plant impersonation for "Whole Lotta Love" and then creates a ripping guitar solo ENTIRELY WITH HIS MOUTH. How do you do it Michael? One more clip after the jump: (more…)
In some bittersweet news for Behemoth frontman, Nergal, he has been removed as one of the judges for the Polish version of The Voice. The Polish state TV network removed him from his position as a judge after pressure from the Roman Catholic church. The church was pissed because Nergal appeared on stage recently as a priest and pretended to cure a bunch of people of their handicap. How dare he? Polish people are pretty sensitive it seems. Here is the official statement from the TV station: (more…)
By now, I'm assuming you've heard about the Danzig brick story. We had a lot of fun with it (even confirmed said bricks existed). You may recall he cleaning his motherfucking bricks. Anyhoo, one artist by the name of Erichka Ilich was so inspired by the story that she created an entire installation in tribute to the tale, with a barrel of bricks and the original conversation stenciled and posted on the wall. She tells the full story on her blog, which is worth a read. [via MetalSucks]
Have you ever wondered what your favorite metal musicians do to sustain a living between tours and recordings? It may come as no surprise that many of them do session work for less than metal acts, and why not? Metal musicians are some of the most well trained, technically proficient players in the business. So jamming on a rock or indie tune is not only a breeze, but it pays the bills too. (more…)
Lou Reed and Metallica are being very coy and selective when it comes to releasing new music from their highly-anticipated disaster, Lulu, but today they have released a 30 second snippet of each track on the record. Is it bad? Yes. Atrocious? Maybe not. It's bad… but not St. Anger bad. Take a listen for yourself: (more…)
This is great news for Periphery and guitarist Mark Holcomb. Holcomb, who also plays guitar for Haunted Shores, is now officially the band's third guitarist, a spot that was left open by departing guitarist Alex Bois earlier this year. Holcomb has been on the road with the band the last few months, most recently on the Frak The Gods tour. I'm sure everybody got along so well that they decided to make it official. Here are official statements from Misha and Mark: (more…)
You may not have heard of Yob, even as a fan of doom you might not have known half of the bands on the line up for their show at the Purple Turtle on the 10th October 2011. That’s because Dead Existence, Dark Castle, Kongh and Yob lie within the deepest and darkest recesses of the underground of the underground. And yet some of these bands have reputations and followings that are able to fill the tiny Purple Turtle several times over. (more…)
Last Thursday, The Chariot had a little incident with security during their show at the Chameleon Club in Lancaster, PA, which caused them to get thrown out of the venue during their set. Video of the incident has finally surfaced on YouTube; Guitarist Stephen Harrison recounted the incident on his Twitter: (more…)
Losing a treasured band member in some tragic circumstance or another is becoming just all too frequent. Just ask British new-wave thrashers Evile, who decided to turn their anguished situation into a renaissance to honor their fallen comrade. The result of their astonishing courage is Five Serpent’s Teeth, their third record and a by-product of not only their unstoppable will, but also their proletariat ethic as the working man's band, which hits stores today on Earache Records. Read along for info on how the album came to be, the history of the band, how they are dealing with the tragic loss of their bassist two years ago and other topics. (more…)
It's been a while since we've heard from former Metallica bassist, Jason Newstead. Really, the guy never has to work another day in his life. I'm sure the royalties from the Black Album are enough to not only allow him to live comfortably, but his children and grandchildren as well. But, the dude is a musician, so he has a new project that I just became aware of called Papa Wheelie. Get it? The name already sounds like a bunch of olds trying to be hip and funny, and failing. But what does the music sound like? (more…)
Over the weekend, Gaza confirmed they will be entering Godcity Studios in Salem, MA with the incomparable Kurt Ballou. This is exciting. An early 2012 release is to be expected from this. The band have set up a string of shows to help them make their way from their home city of Salt Lake to Massachusetts. Here are the dates: (more…)
We're a little late to report this, mostly because I considered it non-news but then I realized to not have a post with the headline that I used would be a true tragedy. Annnyway, late last week Fred Durst signed a deal with old people network CBS to star and produce a half-hour comedy series with the current working title of Douchebag. He will be playing a "rock legend" who needs to balance his lifestyle and a family. Can you already see how terrible this is going to be? Turns out the idea was sprung to the execs. by Durst's manager John Schneider, who happens to be the brother of renowned actor Rob Schieder (of such award winning films as Deuce Bigelow and The Hot Chick) and already sold a pitch to CBS for his bro, so why not for Durst too. Seriously, does anybody under 40 even watch CBS?