Ghost Rider passes on

I always thought it was weird when people got all emotional about some celebrity's death, as if it had anything to do with anything at all. Knowing something about them doesn't mean you knew them; just move the fuck on and don't be an idiot about it. But here I am. Crying my stupid fucking... Continue Reading →

Slayer: Raining…Jazz?

Some guy rewrote Slayer's iconic Raining Blood as a jazz tune and synchronized it with a live performance...and it might be the most awesome thing I've ever seen. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r7-aduHx5bo I've been watching and rewatching this for hours now. And also, because Slayer, here's the original live video. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-q66zKQ3-XM It's heresy, I know, but I almost... Continue Reading →

A baptism of stains

Imagine something with me, if you will. Visualize a gigantic crowd -- a great big festival, let's say. A modern version of the World's Fairs that were held in more innocent times. A showcase of technology and cultural advancement. It's jam-packed with people of all nationalities, mixing and mingling. There's food and drink to be... Continue Reading →

I’ve seen who’s selling. I ain’t buying it.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rdEupVsL07E

No subtlety at all

"You have got to admire a band that kicks subtlety right in the balls and instead takes a musical approach akin to smacking someone in the mouth with a board full of rusty nails." - Blabbermouth, review of Armed for Apocalypse

Rounding up the mavericks: Hoodies, pulps, and participles

Corralling a few interesting things I've run across in the last few days... Git along, little dogies! Bulletproof hoodies!? via Gunpowder and Ink... I love hoodies. Especially ones that can stop up to a .44 magnum.There is also this:LIFETIME WARRANTY: If you get shot (God forbid) with our hoodies on, we’ll send you a replacement... Continue Reading →

New music discovery: Big Wreck

This band has been around for a long time, apparently, but I just now discovered them. Check this out...it's like early Rush mashed together with a not-depressed version of Soundgarden. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Oy5QoZiUVw Love it! Now, for a little change of pace, here's a live performance. This one gave me goosebumps. So beautiful and heartfelt. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JwjHPtRFeqs I... Continue Reading →

Testament: More weaponized bass

https://youtu.be/hu5DJOkHyDU?t=2606 Testament, Disciples of the Watch, live. Start at 43:45 for weaponized bass. 45:24 for the bass solo. Now THIS is what I'm talking about when I say the bass guitar should be played like a weapon. Steve DiGiorgio gets it. Testament gets it. They've had more than one bass player who gets it: Greg... Continue Reading →

Gaze into the void…

And the award for the most awesomely creepy album cover on the planet goes to... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ndOR_E1kWJ4 Void Mother, by Obscure Sphinx. Their music is pretty darn good, too. Give it a listen. (Fair warning: Get ready to settle in and let the let the music envelop you. There are no singles here.) The album cover... Continue Reading →

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