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This was going to be a special show; you could feel it in the air. The lineup was great, but there was something else lingering that later took everyone by surprise; and it wasn’t the new drink called the Just Say Yes. They wouldn’t tell you what was in it, but you should just say yes to having one. Anyway, the music kicked off and patrons wandered in. I filmed Midnight Ghost Train’s set which you can see below. More...
Blackened death metal outfit Wolvhammer has lost the band's frontman Ryan Mckern. Wolvhammer is currently on tour, traveling down to play at SXSW in Austin, Texas, tonight at the Free Day Party. The vocalist/guitarist was replaced by vocalist Adam Clemans of Iron Thrones and guitarist Jeff Wilson formerly of Nachtmystium.
Ryan Mckern claims the reasons behind the change: “I moved to New Orleans this year as I have been going back and forth from Minneapolis to Louisiana to work with my project The Guilt Of…with Mike IX Williams [EyeHateGod and Arson Anthem vocalist]. Wolvhammer was a great way to be creative while I had to temporarily leave New Orleans in 2009. During my time in the band I wrote two EP’s and an album and did five tours, while commuting to NOLA for The Guilt Of…which got a writeup in Decibel Magazine. When I discussed wanting to do both Wolvhammer and new projects in new Orleans, the band decided to fire me. They are performing all new material and the two songs from “Black Marketeers” that I didn’t write. My picture is still being used in some press for their tour. But I wish them the best but would like to also say I expect new sounds and not what I did for them on previous albums. Fans of Wolvhammer can be on the lookout for some solo black metal songs I have coming out soon.” More...
Ryan Mckern, vocalist and rhythm/lead guitarist of Wolvhammer, instrumentalist and backup vocalist of The Guilt Of… with Mike IX Williams from EyeHateGod, and keyboardist of PonyKiller, as well as many other projects, also leads an active solo career. His dark, bluesy acoustic music shows his great love for southern music. His most recent solo song, however, is a little different from all of that.
Being a big fan of comedy films, he has decided to make a blackened doom metal cover of “Afternoon Delight,” in honor of the movie “Anchorman” in which the song was parodied. Ryan claims, “I wanted to do a parody to show my sense of humor and irony as a metal musician because being stuck in the category of black metal, people are quick to dismiss any personality with the music. This is a fun way of saying ‘Enjoy a good song and make out.’”
“Afternoon Delight,” is available for streaming and download as an MP3 below:
Download an MP3 of “Afternoon Delight,” here (right-click and "Save Target As")
You can hear more of Ryan Mckern's solo material on his MySpace player.