Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Party Like A Nachtstar

Yours truly made this nice poster.

Thursday, August 21, 2008

It Ain't That Bad

So probably a hundred Metal blogs have posted about this today: Metallica released a new song. Metallica, to this day, remains the most recognizable Metal band in the mainstream music business and it is definitely important because many of us in the underground have expressed disdain over the post-Black Album output that they have produced. The Day That Never Comes reminds me a bit of some Fade To Black and To Live Is To Die. Thankfully the song isn't bad although it could use some improvement: more solos from Kirk, the bass needs to be more pronounced, and James really needs to drop the cowboy vocals. I do encourage you to listen to it and give a very objective opinion about it. Check it out here.

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Swedish Skullet Attack

Nifelheim's only US show EVER. It's happening right in my city. Go.

Monday, August 18, 2008

Metal Masters Tour

I'm going to tomorrow's stop of the Metal Masters tour featuring Judas Priest, Heaven & Hell, Motorhead and Testament. It will be held at the First Midwest Bank Ampitheatre in Tinley Park, IL, about an hour by train from Chicago. If you are not planning on going to any of the stops of this tour and you claim to love Metal, you should give up your Metal membership card.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Jesus Christ

I don't even want to talk about this shit.

My Milkshake Brings All The Boys To The Yard

I read in the Red Eye earlier this morning that Sean Penn is going to play Harvey Milk, the openly gay San Francisco political official who was assassinated in 1978. His assassination sparked the "White Night" riots and prompted further action calling for equal rights for the LGBT community. Meanwhile, there is a band from Athens Georgia named Harvey Milk, and they're really heavily sexy Doom/Sludge/Post Metal. It would be cool if they got called to do the movie soundtrack, most especially since they have a new album out (which is stellar) and ultra-journeyman/heavy end wizard Joe Preston plays live bass for them.

Wake Up And Smell The Carcass

My friend Omar from Revolution Tattoo did this piece. This is, by far, the best tattoo EVER.

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Metallica + King Diamond

This would've been the only reason for me to attend the 1 Ozzfest date in Dallas last Saturday. Here's Metallica jamming to Mercyful Fate classics with none other than Mr. Kim Bendix Petersen aka King Diamond.

Monday, August 11, 2008

Similar Much?

Old Navy:


Blatant corporate plagiarism? You decide.

Week In Review: August 4-10

I was supposed to go see the Melvins last August 4th but there were 2 things that prevented me from going to that show:

a) Tix were sold out.
b) There was a nasty hardcore storm that pounded the city all night, therefore, I wouldn't have been able to make the trip to the Double Door anyways. And it was a nasty storm indeed. The tornado sirens were going off and the hailstorm that followed knocked out the power in my block for a day. It sucked sweating balls in the early August heat.

I went to the Made Out Of Babies/Plague Bringer/Pigs show at the Empty Bottle last Sunday. I wasn't able to catch Pigs because I missed the bus from work. Plague Bringer slayed as always, and Made Out Of Babies once again pummelled me with their cute but brutal audiovisual sexiness. Do catch these bands when you get the chance.

Friday, August 8, 2008