Clip of the Day
The Deciblog has uncovered this amazing clip of a few elderly Americans reviewing heavy metal band HARVEY MILK. Really, the clip speaks for itself. I must warn you, if you are drinking anything or eating anything, finish before watching this. You don't want to swallow a teabag or anything.
Oh those Japanese people, with their zany ideas. The above clip is called Chainsaw Maid and its fucking awesome! Zombies and claymation, how can you wrong? If you want more, check out more here
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Job For A Cowboy in another viral video? Pretty funny clip nonetheless.
When my buddy Paul from The Apparatus linked me to VIO7's Myspace page, I couldn't help but snicker. A metal/hard rock band led by a violinist? Caaaam on. But then I saw the clip below of the Crazy Train solo, and I was impressed. So much so, that I thought I'd share…
Time for a little old school MOTORHEAD up in this piece. Their video for "Killed By Death" (above) should be the blueprint for all bad-ass metal videos that follow. Come on! A motorcycle through the living room…that's so cool, they had to show it twice. What other metal videos have instant replays? I certainly can't think of any!
The above needs no explanation [unless you're too young, in which case.. GROW UP!!!]
During our interview with BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME from last year's Saints and Sinners fest, vocalist Tommy Rogers mentioned a side project he had formed with Gunface and Greg Weeks of THE RED CHORD called PLANT VOCHESTRA. It is officially the greatest side project in the history of all mankind. This is clearly the product of being really tired and really bored on tour and trying to come up with the most random thing ever, and it totally clicks in the most obnoxious of ways. So check out the above clip, and if you want more, Part 2 of this performance is also available.
So, what's the deal with all these new bands that put the core in grindcore with their silly long names and infectious breakdowns? There may be a bit of an overflow of these types of bands, but I declare that Louisiana's IWRESTLEDABEARONCE are a band to reckon with. This band has a pinch of everything, grind, core, some jazz, clean vocals, and a female singer to boot! What I liked most about this band, is the balance of not taking themselves too seriously and then absolutely bringing it!
Whoever Youtube user 'weedwacker67' is, he is my new hero. He managed to sneak in a camcorder into Radio City Music Hall and tape this awesome rendition of Heaven and Hell performed by Heaven and Hell. Simply amazing. Part 2 of this clip after the jump…
Here is a live clip of Alexi Laiho and Cory Beaulieu playing alonside of ANNIHILATOR. The quality's not great, but it's still pretty groovy to see two of metal's current metal giants up on stage with the godfathers of modern metal. Enjoy!
Here is a clip from 2004 by GOROD, formerly known as Gorgasm, who are from France and signed to Willowtip Records. Be sure to check out more tunes from GOROD by clicking here, or check out Willowtip Records by clicking here.
Rick Renstrom is a neoclassical shred guitarist from Akron, Ohio. Renstrom was born with a physical handicap called Phocomelia, which is a congenital disorder involving the limbs that appears at birth with very short or absent long bones. Regardless of this handicap, Renstrom can certainly rock out as good, if not better, than the average shredder.
Here is some classic footage from 1989 with Pantera, in their infamous "Power Metal" days, and Kerry King of Slayer. Check out the Slayer and Judas Priest covers, and Kerry rocking out to old, glam Pantera. Even Phil looks clean!
Part Deux after the jump (more…)
One thing is certain about the Japanese… they love their 80s metalheads. Marty Friedman, of Megadeth fame is HUGGGE in Japan. So huge, he is the in-studio shredder on Japan's "Rock Fujiyama." Why he looks like a cheap hooker, I don't know. But, all I know is these two can shred. We need to get Metal Injection Japan going!