October, 2012 Archive
Attached to this post you will find the cover art to Voivod's upcoming release, Target Earth. If the band hired one of their nieces or nephews to do the artwork, then that's so adorable. But… if they actually paid somebody, of no relation, to do this, then they need to reevaluate what they call "art." This is currently the frontrunner for worst album art of the year, which is a shame because the music sounds pretty good. Am I off here? Does this not look fucking terrible?
Target Earth comes out January 21st.
Well, the storm is a comin' and what better band to bring on the rain than Neurosis. They will be releasing their stellar new album, Honor Found In Decay tomorrow, and as a super-awesome late Monday treat, the entire opus is now streaming. It's another great entry from the band, who simply do not make bad music. So toke one up, kick a few back, and let's blast this sumbitch… (more…)
The rain is coming down in New York City. My area is still pretty safe, but I've read and heard of a ton of power outages. All of Lower Manhattan might be turned off pre-emptively. Yikes. While I still have power, I thought I'd compile the ultimate Hurricane Sandy playlist.
First, let's get the obvious out of the way… (more…)
iwrestledabearonce are really dipping their toes in some serious video production. They are set to release a full-length movie called A Beary Scary Movie next month, and as a pre-amble to that they have just released a new music video for the track "Button It Up" but they're not making it easy for you to watch it.
The band have made their new video a game of "Choose Your Own Adventure." Here's the concept: (more…)
After their 3D movie shows, Metallica were supposed to be done with touring for 2012. Then, Billy Joe Armstrong of Green Day had to make an ass of himself at a corporate radio festival, and thusly checked into rehab. That resulted in the band canceling all of their tour dates for the foreseeable future, and a void in the New Orleans Voodoo Festival lineup.
Metallica were called to pinch hit for Green Day, and did so this past weekend. At the conclusion of "Master Of Puppets," James Hetfield shouted "We! Are! Green Day! … Except a little taller!" He also dedicated "Battery" to Billy Joe, and during their encore, the band even played a few notes of the Green Day insta-classic, "American Idiot." Take a look: (more…)
If you're in the mood to hear some crusty hardcore punk bands cover metal songs from the likes of Sepultura, Slayer and Hatebreed, you're in luck! I caught wind of the Casa De Diversion Compilation Series last week by a "blackened crust" band I'm really into called Young And In The Way (check them out!). The band took a shot at covering the song "Sober" off Undertow, easily my favorite Tool LP of all time.
Digging deeper into the compilation I was stoked to see some other really sweet bands like Weekend Nachos and Code Orange Kids involved, and I even plan to check out some new ones based on their cover performances alone. Now I'm generally not fond of cover songs, but I always say a successful cover is one that you can make your own, and I think several of the bands found on the compilation do a pretty good job at that. (more…)
Another day, another post about my favorite person to cover… Dave Mustaine. Mustaine is currently holed up in a studio after returning from a short tour of India, where he called American audiences spoiled, and has some time on his hands before going back into the studio to work on the band's fourteenth album. Naturally, he decided to let his fans, as he calls them "Droogies," get an update on how he's not a pussy, but also might curse too much on stage. It's a pretty great update… (more…)
Some people are often too busy laughing at the ridiculous music videos and comedic novelty of the animated series Metalocolypse to realise that Dethklok are actually a great band. Nearly every metal fan is familiar with the archetypal members of Dethklok, yet Dethalbum III may well shift attention away from the characters to rest more on the music and Brendon Small's talents. (more…)
Limp Bizkit is poised for a
big comeback in 2013, they've got a fancy new record deal with hip-hop label, Cash Money Records. They've locked in a collaboration with the label's biggest star, Lil Wayne and they are looking to bring their music to new audiences.
But why do we have to suffer as well?
The band just released a new track called "Lightz," and even if you avoid listening to it now, I guarantee you will be hearing way more of it soon in sports montages and car commercials. Better prepare yourself now: (more…)
Well, this is shocking. One of the many questions guitarist Devin Townsend gets on a daily basis during interviews is if he ever sees himself reforming Strapping Young Lad, his late 90s, early '00s band. A few years ago, I asked him about how he felt about constantly being asked about something he doesn't want to do and he didn't want to do. He said that part of his life was over. Recently, when we posted this video clip where Devin interviewed himself, he mocked reporters asking him the question.
Clearly, SYL is never coming back.
But that doesn't mean Devin can't whip out a few of the classics during his live show… which is exactly what happened. (more…)
Now that Deftones have hit the road in support of Koi No Yokan, which comes out November 13, they are of course doing a ton of interviews. In these interviews, frontman Chino Moreno gets asked all the usual questions about his many side projects. One other thing everyone has been asking is if Chino will be getting into dubstep more after he collaborated with Bassnectar on the song Hexes for the Resident Evil: Retribution soundtrack. (Listen here.) Thankfully, he's not. When Consequence of Sound asked Chino if he was planning on breaking onto the over-played EDM sub-genre, he said: (more…)
Things got a little crazy for us as we tried to record this edition of the Metal Injection Livecast. Not only did we start the show a few hours ahead of schedule to compensate for the oncoming hurricane, there was a mandatory evacuation of the area where we were taping the episode so we had to end things a little early. Noa and Rob talked about going to a dance club, we laughed about present day Guns N Roses, and we got a call from Sonny of Rockmywalls.com who told us about what it was like hanging out with Ozzy and Rick Rubin.
No music this week.
There's a storm coming, so we're leaving you stocked with plenty of non-perishable news items and videos for the weekend. This was an interesting week, where for the second straight week in a row, people can't get enough of that gross Cattle Decap video. We also learned perhaps a bit too much about two metal icons sex lives. With that said here are the top 10 most visited pages of the week:
- CATTLE DECAPITATION Forced Gender Reassignment video (Super NSFW)
- Here Is GUNS N ROSES' Worst Rendition Of "Welcome To The Jungle" Ever
- FEAR FACTORY The Industrialist video
- SUFFOCATION Frontman Will No Longer Tour With The Band Full-Time
- This Is The Caliber Of Woman You Get Being The Drummer Of METALLICA
- MESHUGGAH Demiurge video
- Former KORN Guitarist's New Lyric Video Proves Why Some Bands Shouldn't Make Lyric Videos
- Lemmy From MOTORHEAD Explains The Mathematics Behind Sleeping With 1,000 Women
- Top 5 Costumes For Long Hair Metalheads
- RWAKE It Was Beautiful But Now It's Sour video
Unless this storm gets real crazy by Sunday night, we'll be back then, with an all new Livecast on Metalinjection.FM.
A few weeks ago, we posted the first part of the Vice documentary, One Man Metal. The doc follows uni-black-metal bands Leviathan, Striborg, and Xasthur. Today, Vice released the second part, which focuses on Jeff Whitehead of Leviathan, and then heads to Tasmania to hang with Russel Menzies of Striborg, with the final third focusing on Scott Conner of Xasthur. Watch it here: (more…)
On October 31st, the Berklee College of Music will hold their annual Metal Guitar Night, which is a showcase of their finest metal guitar musicians. The prestigious school is the alma mater of such metal icons as Dethklok founder Brendan Small, Former Dillinger Escape Plan drummer Chris Pennie, and Tim “Ripper” Owens to name a few.
The event will be in Boston, at the Berklee Performance Center, starting at 8 pm. If you are in the Boston area, you can buy tickets here. The college will also offer a live stream of the event on Concert Window. It should make for a great night of new music from some very technically trained individuals.