The Metal Injection Livecast got off to an explosive start with Darren sharing stories about his uncontrollable sphincter. The audio waves of this show are at an all time low because Rob was on his way back to Brooklyn from SXSW and was not present. Angry Nick sat in for him. We heard about Sean's gay firemen sexcapades, Noa's farts and Rob's first stab at open mic night. Later on Rob finally calls in and tells the group about how he treated KeepitWolfson to a night of VIP access at SXSW. We also heard about how Rob had extra helpings of meat at a BBQ joint called The Salt Lick. Here is this week's playlist:
Cannabis Corpse- I Cum Bud
Pagan's Mind- The Seven Sacred Promises
Akimbo- I Wish I Could Come Back To Life So That I Could Kill You Again
Bathory- For All Those Who Died
In less than a week's time, I'll be aboard the most metal vessel to ever navigate the seas. I am so excited for the 70,000 Tons of Metal cruise that I already have my bathing suit on. If you followed our coverage from last year you already have an idea of how much fun we had and how smashed we got. This year, the line up promises equal or better debauchery. So as I sit here and wait for January 23rd to come I will share the poolside fantasies that bubble in my brain. (more…)
Unless you're an invalid or just stupid, you are aware of the escalating events going on in the Middle East. Forgetting your political convictions for a moment, as a metalhead who has in one way or another been ostracized by the world around you for your musical beliefs (I know you have, buddy) it is more important than ever for us to cohere with our Middle Eastern comrades. I have always believed that music is a common language that can unify people from different ends of the world. Which is why I was over joyed to hear that Metality.net, a blog based in Cairo, Egypt, has put together a compilation called METALITY – The Compilation: Volume 2 – SOUNDS OF THE MIDDLE EAST.
With the help of the internet, I not only got to dabble in the grandeur of the fifty-five tracks presented on this album but I also got to know Mohab AKA iRoar Head of Metality.net.
I implore you to read the following interview that I conducted with iRoar as it really has opened up a door for me to gather some insight on being a metalhead in a place far away from the life I know in New York City. (more…)
Falconer gear up fans for their 7th studio album Armod by releasing their first single Svarta Ãnkan. The track is entirely sung in Swedish as are the rest on the album. Even though there is a language barrier, singer Mathias Bladh's passion and the band's music hold. I absolutely love it! As the opening track of the album this is a sign of a great thing to come. I always appreciated the indigenous vibes in Falconer's previous works. This time around the band states that Armod will pay homage more than before to their Swedish folk roots. This means lots of organic instrumental sounds as opposed to digital ones.
I've already got my clogs on. I'm ready for the June 7th release of Armod in the USA! Head over to Metal Blade's website to listen to Svarta Ãnkan and pre-order Armod.
You know that discombobulated feeling you get when someone dumps you out of no where? You just stand there fiddling your lips with your index finger scratching your noggin with your other hand, staring into oblivion. Well this happened to me as I learned the sad news that guitarist Jeff Loomis and drummer Van Williams have announced their departure from Nevermore. (more…)
If there is ever a band that can turn a man into a jelly of emotions it's Evergrey. Hold on, don't stop reading just yet if you're not familiar. These aren't your average famished, yelping, tight jeaned, hair covering the face, one eyed looking, emo sewer mutants. Everygrey is a progressive doomy metal band from musical paradise… eehhem I mean Gothenburg, Sweden. (more…)
by: Noa Avior
Since the early days of civilization, groups of people have chosen to gather for a common cause, rallied for reform and rebelled as one against plight. One of the great things about living in an age of technology is that we can be part of a revolution while we're sitting at a desk, in our slippers, face to face with a computer.
A fellow by the name of Richard Donahue has been campaigning via the internet for a greater good. He's created a Facebook group calling for Ihsahn to be attached to Opeth's US Tour (assuming they do one) in 2011. It seems far fetched and as if the creator was moonstruck but I am curious to see if enough "Likes" on a Facebook page can actually influence the formation of a tour. I've enjoyed Ihsahn's trimorphous releases in the last couple of years that I myself have been asking: When do I get to hear this live?! So, Richard, you're clamoring and I hear you.
I think it would be such a testament of modernity if we, the fans, through the internet, influence the structure of a tour that hasn't even been summoned yet. If enough people show their support we can break down the walls of what ever it is that is preventing Ihsahn to come hither.
Even if you don't like these bands, think about your metalhead neighbor. It doesn't take much effort, just a few mouse clicks starting right here.
By – Noa Avior
Have you ever tried biting into aluminum foil? You know that electric feeling that goes from your jaw to your brain? Well that just happened in my vagina. It might be partially the cancer but mostly a reaction to Cerebral Bore. Thanks to Cosmo Lee over at Invisible Oranges, I have a new lady crush on the frontwoman who goes by the name of "Som". I can't help it and I love when I'm proved wrong but my initial reaction to chicks in bands is that they come off as pretentious, attention loving whores. They just want to be pinup stars and that's cool but it has nothing to do with the music. Simone "Som" Pluijmers on the other hand is just a regular Dying Fetus t-shirt and cargo shorts kinda girl. Her voice is guttural bliss. Her range brings dimension and textures over the music nicely. (more…)
by: Noa Avior
Every now and then I like to peruse the interwebs and look for all the ways that I can truly be a metal chick. Luckily, I stumbled upon the above video that adequately teaches me how to look like one. I just marveled through out the video and was so ecstatic to find such an erudite demonstrator. (more…)
by: Noa Avior
You're probably scratching your head like an orangutan wondering why in the world would a predominantly heavy metal site post a blog about Steven Tyler. Well, Rob hasn't revoked my posting rights yet and I had some time on my hands, so I decided to blaaahg about it.
As you probably don't know, Steven Tyler was kicked out of Aerosmith. Joe Perry and gang promised to continue with a new singer; not quite sure who it is, don't really care. Steven on the other hand recently recorded a track all by himself for some Japanese movie called "Yamato". My guess is they couldn't afford American/Japanese crossover icon Marty Friedman.
You can listen to a looped clip in the trailer (but it's really not necessary). Steven said that he read the script for inspiration but I think he must have been looking at the one for Armageddon. There are spaceships and explosions in this movie too but just with more Asian people. The track sounds like anything else Aerosmith put out after Get A Grip and very reminiscent of "I Don't Wanna Miss A Thing".
My point is, Steven sucks and I have some better ideas for his mouth, which I will now share with you: (more…)
by: Noa Avior
As I sit here lamenting over Mike Portnoy's break up with Dream Theater I ask myself, why? Why am I eating a powdered donut over my new laptop? Because Mike Portnoy broke my heart. That's why.
Honestly, I don't know why I was so shocked. Over the last couple of years Portnoy's been frolicking with other bands looking for something else to tickle his pickle. Now at the age of 43, after growing out his hair and dying his goatee a multitude of colors, I get it. He's going through mid-life crisis! Where as most men pierce their ears and look for some young broad to shack up with, he is looking to get his fix (see what I did there?) from some young bitches who are in a band. Dream Theater's mistake was to let Portnoy see other people. (more…)
On this Robless edition of the METAL Injection LIVEcast everything went smoothly and wasn't covered in pot resin or melted cheese. Coincidence? We discussed our true feelings about Rob in song "Robert Stay in Europe". We talked about Sid banging prostitutes, Darren's Bar-Mitzvah and Noa's trip to Jewtown . Our better smelling less scary looking Rob, Loni, continued pandering to our audience by wearing a Rockford, Illinois specific t-shirt. We also did an impromptu version of Thrash it or Trash it where the best band had a dog for a lead singer. Maybe next week we can get the dog to be Rob's replacement!
Here is this episode's playlist:
FALL OF TROY – F.C.P.R.E.M.I.X.
MISERATION – Chain-Work Soul
ELVENKING – Pagan Purity
AFTER FOREVER – Transitory
DIVIDING LIGHT – To Become A God
FEAR FACTORY – Dog Day Sunrise
THE ARCANE ORDER – The Serpent Tower
GRIP INC. – Colors Of Death
I’ve never been a fan of Crisis. As a matter of fact I find Karyn Crisis’ vocal style to be more irritating than pig squeals. The only impressions that Crisis has left are burn marks in my ear.I knew for a while that she had some artwork but I never took the time to really look at it. Her website doesn’t show much of her paintings, except for some that are morbid and cool looking but nothing too special. However, I will give the girl credit for her leather works. Her skill is extremely impressive. She has a couple of bags, belts and bracelets for sale in the shop section of her site. Everything is made by her hand work. The details on the pieces are quite unique. Bravo to you Karyn, stick to this craft… and spare my ears the bleeding.