Tuesday, July 22, 2014
Someone had the idea of pairing Jerry Only's Misfits with Andy Biersack (Black Veil Brides) for a performance at the APMA show last night. It was a sad moment...
Each week there seems to be a new person or group doing metal covers on banjo. Most recently we discovered Mr. Joseph Winiarski doing this cover of Electric Wizard's 'Saturnine'. Joseph joins Steve'n'Seagulls, Rob Scallon and other Banjocore heroes in their quest to re-imagine the metal song. Hats off to you all for doing something a little different. Now... go banjo up some more stuff!
Watch some Banjocore below...
Monday, July 21, 2014
Britain's young new heavy rock heroes Black Moth reveal album artwork today by legendary 70s artist Roger Dean, whose iconic fantasy inspired paintings for Yes, Budgie, Uriah Heep and many more had nearly come to define the era's sleeve art. For Black Moth's forthcoming new album Condemned To Hope, Dean drew upon vocalist Harriet Bevan's dark lyrics for inspiration on the gatefold sleeve's apocalyptic, bleak landscape.
Black Moth's haunting, heaving first single from Condemned To Hope, "Room 13" gets a fittingly dark treatment in the video clip shot in recently unlocked servants quarters of a 200 year old haunted mansion.
Condemned To Hope was produced by Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, Grinderman drummer Jim
Sven Armdacht feels so disgusted by the band Ghost, he has started a petition in hopes of breaking up the band. Here's what he says over at Change.org
“We petition against Ghost of the heavy metal genre that continues to make albums and tour. Many people getting into metal think that they are the real deal and that we should forget the real bands like Black Sabbath, Judas Priest, Iron Maiden, etc. They wish to destroy real metal with their carnival music nonsense. Seriously, is a song like If You Have Ghost actually something that a real metalhead would listen to? They are not metal. People also make the erroneous claim that they are so directly inspired by King Diamond/Mercyful Fate, which is just wrong. They are, in fact, a watered-down version of BOC. We the people oppose Ghost continuing as a band, and they should be split up as soon as possible.”
Check out their 2013 release, "Euphoric Curse"
Thursday, July 17, 2014
Birmingham's Stoner Rock Doomsters ALUNAH are set to release a new album via Napalm Records in October 2014. The band centered around guitarist & singer Sophie Day have now unveiled first details of artwork, title, track listing & release dates!
Awakening The Forest is set to be released on October 6th in the UK & October 7th USA/CAN and forges forward with hard guitars, pumping heavy grooves and a sound that will make fans of this genre, fans of this album!
ALUNAH on the upcoming album Awakening The Forest:
"We are delighted to introduce our 3rd album "Awakening The Forest" to our old, new and future friends. Recorded by Greg Chandler and mixed/mastered by Tony Reed, we are extremely proud of this album. We are also very lucky to have worked with the exceptional illustrator Michael Cowell who brought our songs to life visually in the CD and LP package. Napalm Records have been very
WINDHAND's latest album Soma can be streamed below. The band has been writing new material for their next full-length and will be playing new songs on the road.
Windhand Tour Dates
Aug 24 Richmond, VA Strange Matter w/All Them Witches
Aug 26 Philadelphia PA Union Transfer w/ Sleep SOLD OUT'
Tuesday, July 15, 2014
"We are very excited to be coming overseas for our first time. Traveling is a hobby for all of us so we're thrilled to be able to see new countries, meet new people, and of course, play some music."
MOUNT SALEM TOUR DATES
25/10/14 NL - Leeuwarden - Into The Void Festival
26/10/14 DE - Hamburg - Rock Club St. Pauli
30/10/14 DK - Copenhagen - Stengade
31/10/14 DE - Paderborn - Thumbs Up Fest
01/11/14 NL - Rotterdam - Dutch Doom Days
02/11/14 UK - London - Our Black Heart
07/11/14 ES - Zaragoza - Arrebato
10/11/14 IT - Milan - Lo-Fi
11/11/14 IT - Bologna - Freakout Club
12/11/14 AT - Wien - Arena
15/11/14 DE - Würzburg - Hammer of Doom Festival
16/11/14 DE - Leipzig - Plaque
With VISTA CHINO, GARCIA makes music very close to his KYUSS roots, but on his self-titled solo album he also ventures out with some experiments and convinces all along the line. This record is full of first-class, catchy rock numbers that commute equally between Classic Rock and concise Stoner elements.
Once you've made contact and started ingesting the tracks 'My Mind' or '5000 Miles', you will see this album is spreading like an infection to the body and one is happy to be involved in the short and crisp 'Saddleback' or 'Confusion', which is strongly rooted in Blues. 'Her Bullets Energy' is the next ultra-bouncer on the record, with the legendary Robby Krieger (THE DOORS) on the guitar. JOHN GARCIAhas delivered a multi-faceted and extremely intense solo album that will stir up more dust than a sandstorm in the California desert. Danko Jones, Tom Brayton, Mark Diamond and also GARCIA's old cohort of KYUSS Nick Oliveri show up as guest musicians to round out this solo masterpiece.
STONEBURNER will be touring in support of the diseased fruit of their Life Drawing full-length, released earlier this year via Neurot Recordings.
7/15/2014 Mississippi Studios - Portland, OR w/ Burials
7/17/2014 Johnny B's - Medford, OR w/ Burials
7/18/2014 Haus of Rice - Concord, CA w/ Burials
7/19/2014 First Church Of The Buzzard - Oakland, CA w/ Burials
7/20/2014 Starlite Lounge - Sacramento, CA w/ Burials
7/21/2014 Goodfella's - Springfield, OR w/ Burials
8/15/2014 The Know as part of Festicide - Portland, OR