There is a lot to be frustrated about today. The pope still thinks that condoms worsens the spreading of AIDS. A bunch of bumbling morons still wearing their kelly green t-shirts are hungover and more dangerous than yesterday. AND K-Rock ditched the bullshit hard rock to play Beyonce all day (I didn't believe it until I turned the radio on in my car on yesterday). But, at least the internet is as cool as a Nordic winter, with all its information sharing. So chill out and click away.
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BIZARRE NEWS SHARE OF THE DAY
Japanese metallers Dir En Grey will be conducting "careful" confirmations that only dudes are attending their "male only" concerts, which leads me to believe that members of the band will finally show their vaginas on stage.
Anthrax' Frankie Bello swears up a storm on "That Metal Show" and chooses Van Halen over GnR
Agoraphobic Nosebleed "Moral Distortion" plus album art
Local events to note:
Brooklyn Black and Blue Hardcore show to ensue a massive mosh pit on May 30
A beard party (includes Slumlord, Returner and Electric Horsemen) is being thrown by Decibel on 3/18 (THAT'S TODAY)
Tomorrow's new albums arrive on Veterans Day, giving you a chance to get incensed over years of sending our bravest into battle before blowing off steam with something particularly brutal. Prospects include:
The Bronx – The Bronx (White Drugs)
The inexplicably-named, L.A.-based hardcore dudes return with their third straight self-titled album, now streaming in its entirety right here.
Dir En Grey – Uroboros (The End)
On their debut for The End records, Japan's Dir En Grey are still delivering their alternative metalcore sound that broke them through worldwide. New song "Dozing Green" is streaming here, and their current US headlining tour runs through December.
The Faceless – Planetary Duality (Sumerian)
Summer Slaughter staples from the West Coast realize their technical death metal potential on their latest, for which you can check out two new songs here. An extensive tour continues this month, while December dates with Lamb of God, Job for a Cowboy and The Sword respectively have The Faceless poised for the big leagues.
Check out the rest of tomorrow's releases after the jump (more…)