Our photographer, Rodrigo Fredes has been on a show kick with a ton of great photos. Today, he checks in with new snaps from Suicidal Tendencies, DRI and Sick of It All at the Best Buy Theater in NYC from a few days ago. Check out the gallery here.
It has come time to unleash episode 137 of MSRcast. There was plenty of brand new releases to play for you this episode, and that we did. During the recording process for this episode, the sad news hit that Clive Burr had passed away, and we couldn't let this episode go by without playing one of our favorite rare Iron Maiden tracks with his drumming. Enjoy this episode of MSRcast, brought to you by Metal Injection and Mainstream Resistance. And remember, boys and girls, to keep it metal! (more…)
When the New England Metal and Hardcore Fest announced their initial lineup a few weeks ago, it was already unfuckwithable. Anthrax (playing Among The Living), Opeth, Suicidal Tendencies, Hatebreed, Exodus, Shadows Fall…and others were already enough to get me excited.
Today, they announced the addition of a few new bands, including The Dillinger Escape Plan. (more…)
Exclusive Live Audio from ORION Fest of SUICIDAL TENDENCIES w/Robert Truijillo, BLACK DAHLIA MURDER, LANDMINE MARATHON
ORION Fest came at us with a bang two weeks ago (watch our original video report here) and today we have something special for you. We could not be more excited to bring you these three exclusive live tracks from three bands that crushed it at ORION, The Black Dahlia Murder, Landmine Marathon, and Suicidal Tendencies (featuring Metallica's Robert Trijuillo on bass).
These tracks come courtesy of SiriusXM Liquid Metal which will be airing full performances from these three bands, as well as Sepultura, Charred Walls of the Damned, Red Fang, Kyng, Thy Will Be Done and Jim Bruer's Heavy Metal Comedy, as part of their ORION RELOADED weekend. You will also hear one live Metallica track an hour from ORION, and interviews conducted at the event. It all kicks off tomorrow (Friday, July 6th) at 12pmEST/9am PST on Liquid Metal (ch. 40). You can sign up for a free seven day trail right here.
For now, check out this sampling of what's to come this weekend, with some killer live audio, including Robert Trijuillo's much talked about performance with Suicidal Tendencies:
(Full disclosure: I work for SiriusXM Liquid Metal as the night time on-air host)
A/V Roundup: Trijuillo Jams INFECTIOUS GROOVES, New DYSRYTHMIA & MONUMENTS; DRAGONFORCE Rig Walthrough
Thursday is here and I am getting ready to go hit up the NYC Death To All concert. I am quite excited for it, and found some tunes to hold me over until then. Check 'em out:
I talked about it in our ORION video report, but the coolest part of the show for me was Robert Truijillo going up and playing with Suicidal Tendencies and playing some Infectious Grooves tracks. Here is some decent quality video of it:
My legs are really sore. That's the first thing I could think of when putting together this post.
I spent the weekend in a large field Atlantic City, NJ with thousands of other metalheads making the journey to go watch Metallica crush two of their biggest albums, The Black Album and Ride The Lightning, as well as check out some of Metallica's favorite bands.
Overall, the weekend was a resounding success. (more…)
One of the big critiques of Metallica when they announced this two day festival in Atlantic City, happening June 23rd and 24th, was that there was not enough metal on the event. The Four Horsemen have heeded your call. Today, they announced that the Orion Music and More festival will have an additional stage for metal and punk bands called the Damage Inc. stage, and the lineup for this stage is surprisingly kinda awesome: (more…)
It seems like it's been for-ev-er (really, just a year) since T.R.A.M. announced they will be putting out an album. The group, of course, features Tosin Abasi and Javier Reyes of Animals as Leaders, Adrian Terrazas formerly of The Mars Volta and Eric Moore of Suicidal Tendencies. It's not so much metal, but moreso jazz/experimental, but Tosin Abasi can basically fart onto a record for 70 minutes and I would at least listen to it once. Alas, the new T.R.A.M. record, Lingua Franca will be released on February 27th. The album title means 'working language.' So far the band has only released one demo track: (more…)
Derek Roddy and Eric Moore are two very accomplished drummers. Roddy is known for his work with Nile, Hate Eternal and many other projects and Moore is an accomplished gospel/jazz drummer who also moonlights as the touring drummer for Suicidal Tendencies as well as the TRAM with Tosin Abasi. These two had a drum-off recently and I could not take my eyes off of it for a second. Both of these guys bring something different to the table and both are fantastic beyond my feeble description.
After the drummer, watch as former Blotted Science/Behold… The Arctopus drummer Charlie Z. drums all over a warehouse: (more…)
We've been pretty hyped up on T.R.A.M. since we were first exposed to the band at SXSW. The band of course features Tosin Abasi and Javier Reyes of Animals as Leaders, Adrian Terrazas formerly of The Mars Volta and Eric Moore of Suicidal Tendencies. As far as the music goes, all we had to go by was the live bootleg that we recorded. No more! Sumerian Records posted an unmastered mix of the track "Endeavor", check it out: (more…)
One progressive band covering their idols? Sign me up! Gorod is obviously heavily influenced by Cynic, so they decided to pay tribute to the band by posting a cover of the track "Textures" off Cynic's Focus LP. Sounds pretty awesome! Stream it on their MySpace page.
Speaking of progressive bands, PERIPHERY's album release is just around the corner and new music is popping up all over the place. The band has posted the final studio version "Light" on their MySpace page and "Icarus Lives" is streaming in this player. You may need to scroll through the player to find it. If that isn't enough for you, check out video clips we shot of both songs performed live (with their old singer Chris) over here.
It's no secret how much I love Sucidal Tendencies. They created some skate-thrash classics in the 80s, and they're about to put out a live DVD. Metal Hammer is hosting an exclusive clip from the Suicidal Tendencies DVD of the band performing "War Inside My Head." Good to see Mike Mur still going strong, even though he looks like a total dad now.
Finally, Woe Of Tyrants are currently streaming a new track, "Tempting the Wretch" over at MetalSucks. The song sounds really awesome and I encourage you guys to seek out their new album, Threnody when it comes out April 14th.
Suicidal Tendencies have gone through as many lineup and stylistic changes as anything this side of the James Bond series, but 25 years after Mike Muir first asked for a Pepsi, one thing has stayed the same–Suicidal Tendencies put on a killer show.
The sold out Irving Plaza crowd was an eclectic bunch. An dead-even divide of punk and metal t-shirts packed the venue's ground floor, and wide-eyed minors were almost as numerous as the 30 and 40somethings who looked like they'd arrived straight from their cubicles. The night's first and last low-key moment came around 10:30 with the first strains of "You Can't Bring Me Down" creeping over the PA but a mosh pit encompassed almost the entire floor the instant the band kicked in. (more…)
SPYLACOPA began as an obscure ambient-electronic side-project for Brooklyn-based CANDIRIA guitarist John LaMaccia, but after accruing a band of notables – namely Greg Puciato of DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN, Jeff Caxide of ISIS, and Julie Christmas of MADE OUT OF BABIES – the project was bound to gain momentum. Judging by the sounds of the new song "Haunting A Ghost" that was posted to the band's MySpace earlier this week, SPYLACOPA has evolved into an entirely different beast all together. While LaMaccia proved to have a knack for combining head-pounding beats with ambient soundscapes on SPYLACOPA's earlier output, this song is far more rocking and metal-friendly than anything I've heard from them so far. LaMaccia's distorted guitar progressions and electronic sequencing seems to have matched perfectly with the lush mix of Puciato's own touches and his trademark vocal approach – the high contrast of soaring melodies and screaming and bellowing – and the thick layer of groove from Caxide. Their forthcoming debut self-titled EP (available November 18th) has already garnered high praise from Terrorizer Magazine, and Puciato seems to like it well enough… but don't just listen to us! Listen to "Haunting a Ghost"yourself online here.
In related news, LaMaccia has finallly made an update regarding CANDIRIA and has revealed more about their forthcoming Toying With The Insanities 4 volume series of remix/interpretations 12" LP's that will be released on his label, Rising Pulse Records. The release is said to feature contributions from members of SUICIDAL TENDENCIES, DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN, DYSRHYTHMIA, DUB TRIO, KAYO DOT, DÄLEK, and more. However, this great collection will only be released as a limited edition available on vinyl (with free mp3 download with purchase) with only 250 of each volume pressed. Pay attention to their myspace for release updates so you can get your hands on one of these!
What's even more intriguing is that LaMaccia implied that there will be new CANDIRIA recording in the future(!), saying that the band is "moving forward" and was "back on track". After news last year, that CANDIRIA wasn't allowed to release their last album through Type A records since they couldn't tour, many people were unsure if we'd ever hear from them again. I'm looking forward to hopefully getting my hands on this remix collection, and thankfully now I've got hope for more CANDIRIA in the future. Stay tuned here.