Archive: Just For Funs
The filming of Discovery Channel's Shark Week show "Bride of Jaws" shows that Great White sharks are attracted to the low frequencies of heavy metal. Hoping to attract a sixteen-foot shark known as "Joan," the crew plays a track from Darkest Hour. It doesn't bring in the big fish they were looking for but it does lure two other great whites, including twelve and fourteen footers. The low frequencies of heavy metal apparently resemble struggling fish to sharks. More...
Apparently there are still Creed fans out there, and they are mighty pissed that the upcoming "Rocky" spinoff movie will be titled "Creed" (a reference to the son of Apollo Creed from the "Rocky" franchise).
They feel so passionately about people confusing the band with the movie that an online petition has been launched to change the film's name. Get your chuckles for the day here, or you can read excerpts from their demands below.
The movie CREED about the son of Rocky Balboa's deceased trainer's son, is making it difficult, if not impossible, for the still-vital online Creed fanbase to exchange thoughts and discussion regarding band developments, song interpretation, rumors, non-erotic fanfiction, and deeper insights into the expanded Creed universe. MGM has completely disrespected the Creedmunity by using the name of the still-popular band for their non-Creed related movie and have been stifling conversation by flooding social media hashtags and searches with non-music Creed discussion. MGM should have consulted Creed experts and online leaders before titling this movie. The Creedmunity will not be silenced.
We can make a difference. The online Creed fanbase and the discussion of this movie do not have to be enemies. We can be friends. However I can guarantee that if MGM does NOT change the title that no self-respecting Creed fan will EVER see this movie, not even on bootleg!!!!!!!!!!
I'm sort of concerned about the need to qualify that the fan fiction they are discussing is non-erotic in nature, because now I know that erotic Creed fan fiction exists online somewhere, and that bums me right the fuck out. The whole thing seems too silly to be serious, but that's not stopping people from signing the petition. Anyway, check out a trailer for "Creed" below. More...
Remember when Mary Poppins met death metal? Well Andy Rehfeldt is at it again, with an actually pretty fucking awesome mashup of Grease and some quality death metal.
Relive all the Travolta love in "The One That I Want" with a serious twist below. The music was recorded and produced at Endless Noise and features vocals by Thomas Hinds and Dori Kreisz.
In keeping with the goal of finding the "best of the best" for fans regardless of who manufactures it, the members of Anthrax have produced a new bourbon, "The Devil You Know," priced at $59 and available now at this location.
"If we find something we really like and that we actually drink ourselves, we think maybe our fans might like it too, so we want to make it available for them," said Anthrax's Scott Ian. "We really enjoyed 'Indians,' the bourbon we produced last year, and obviously our fans did as well as it sold out really quickly."
Consequently, Anthrax decided to do another round of "taste testing," this time working with Kentucky-based Knob Creek to produce two barrels of a high-end bourbon, "The Devil You Know," now part of the distillery's small batch bourbon collection. Both barrels were aged for nine years, a process that results in a much richer more distinctive taste, and every bottle purchased ships with a card personally autographed by the band.
Anthrax is currently in the final stages of recording the follow up to Grammy-nominated 2011 hit, "Worship Music." The new album is expected out early 2016. More...
Our favorite TV/movie/video game shred master Eric Calderone is at it again, this time posting a "Fallout Meets Metal" video, which can be seen below. Eric comments:
"So one of the shining moments of E3 for a lot of us was Fallout 4. The first one I played was Fallout 2 back in '98 I think it was and have been loving not just the game but the idea of it ever since.
"I went to FB to get some suggestions from you all and decided to give the Fallout 3 theme a shot along with some oldie tunes, 'Blue Moon' - I didnt base it off of the Sinatra version in the game, and 'Ain't That A Kick In The Head.' I wish I could have included all the oldies but I need Tony Bennett with me :)
"I also did my best to accent the game as much as I could. Thank you guys so much for everything! It means the world. BIG BIG ups for always rocking my casbah!"
This one's for those of you keep up with the latest on SCOTUS: Coheed and Cambria performed an original song with excerpts entirely taken from Justice Scalia's recent dissenting opinions on the Affordable Care Act and same-sex marriage, both of which were just affirmed in America this week. Enjoy the nonsense below.
Following in the footsteps of the shred master Eric Calederone, guitarist Patrick Kevin Govan has released an 8 string metal cover of the "Jurassic World" theme song. Check out the video below, starring the world famous Rexy, the terrifying inflatable and ridable T-Rex, rawr!
The Westboro Baptist Church has made frequent headlines over the past few years with highly homophobic protest rallies and has been highly vocal against heavy metal.
So imagine our surprise when MetalSucks video correspondent Brian Storm attended a Westboro Baptist Church rally in Virginia and former church spokesperson Shirley Phelps-Roper busted out into song with a religious version of Ozzy’s “Crazy Train” that’s been retro-fitted with God-loving, Christian-appropriate lyrics. Enjoy the crazy below.
"I was bored, so I replaced all the snare hits with the St. Anger snaredrum. You're welcome." says YouTuber "data_dreams 2000."
Well I am not so sure many Metallica fans will appreciate this new version of the bands title track to the 1986 classic "Master Of Puppets" to be honest.
Check it out below.
Elliott Fullam of Little Punk People (who has previously interviewed Ghost among others) was lucky enough to sit down with the King of Partying himself - Andrew W.K. - at the Stone Pony in Asbury Park before his show with Marky Ramone's Blitzkrieg.
The show consisted of over 30 Ramones songs with Andrew singing for an amazing flow of Ramones party mania. In the video interview below, Elliott asks Andrew the question: Partying or Pooping?
In other bizarre Andrew W.K. news, the party master was recently given a new radio show by none other than conservative ideologue Glen Beck. Details on the head scratching collaboration can be found at this location. More...
You may know Jared Dines (vocalist of Dissimulator) already from his viral parodies "Things beginner guitarists say" and "10 ways to hold a guitar (for advanced)". Check out now "How to set up your drums (for beginners)" below.
Ultra conservative rag TheBlaze - Glenn Beck’s opinion and entertainment network - announced today the expansion of TheBlaze Radio Network with the addition of rock ‘n’ roll party guru Andrew W.K.’s new weekend radio show, America W.K.
America W.K. is a weekly two hour program and debuts on Saturday, May 2nd, 2015. Andrew will host a raw and penetrating discussion of what it is to be alive – meaning, motivation, mindset, and making dreams come true, all included in a celebration of life itself – and all with a positive and honest outlook. Andrew will also field questions and input from the audience, adding an engaging interactive component.
Andrew W.K. said: “When Glenn asked me to do my own radio show on TheBlaze, I was shocked but excited, as I knew he would allow me the unrestrained freedom to say exactly what I wanted. I’m very dedicated to exploring and learning from different people in different places, and always with an open heart. If people never went outside their own box, life would be boring. After all, why would I only want to talk with people who already think exactly like me?”
Glenn Beck adds: “My relationship with Andrew W.K. is a perfect example of how two people can come together on what unites us, and become strange bedfellows. He is open minded, honest, loves his fellow man even though he may disagree with him, and is a natural entertainer. Our mutual audiences have already begun to find commonalities. I think he is the perfect fit for TheBlaze Radio Network.” More...
Finnish hillbillies Steve'n'Seagulls - who previously released bluegrass version's of Iron Maiden's "The Trooper", Dio's "Holy Diver"and AC/DC's "Thunderstruck" - are back with a cover for Metallica's "Seek And Destroy". Their album "Farm Machine" is set to drop on May 12th via Spinefarm Records.
Check out now the bluegrass version of "Seek And Destroy" below.
It was only a matter of time: the all-bass metal band Extinction Level Event discovered Meghan Trainor's "All About That Bass."
Check out a bass metal mashup below released to tease the band's debut EP "The Catalyst," dropping on May 5th. Unfortunately it's pretty short, so the real question is: when will the full cover version come online boys?
You may know already Jared Dines (vocalist of Dissimulator) from his viral parody videos "Things beginner guitarists say" and "10 ways to hold a guitar (for advanced)". Check out now "10 Ways to Headbang for Beginners" below.
In his new parody series' debut of "Secret Metal Mysteries" Joey Siler - creator of "Cooking Hostile" - reveals the secret behind the origin of Korn‘s name and why Deftones frontman Chino Moreno played the key role in the whole story.
Check out the parody below.
Andy Rehfeldt is famous for doing hilarious death metal mashups, for example his death metal version of Mary Poppins' death metal version of "Dupercalifragilisticexpialidocious". This time Rehfeldt satirizes a scene from 2003's Anger Management when Jack Nicholson shows Adam Sandler how to relieve stress singing "I Feel Pretty" from West Side Story.
Check it out below.
Pat Robertson - the conservative Christian icon who just keeps on giving - has decided to speak out against children listening to metal music.
In an episode of his show The 700 Club, he advises a parent to smack her 11 year old son around for listening to music that talks about "the beast within" and "the infection in people."
“It doesn’t hurt to smack a little 11-year-old around a little bit,” he stated, going on to add “Say, you behave, you’re not going to listen to that garbage in my house. If you do I’m going to tear it up and break those records or CD or whatever."
“The little kids wouldn’t do that with me, I promise you,” he said. “Big Daddy’s home! Wham! That's why I have such wonderful children.”
Video of the truly bizarre exchange in which two adults laugh about beating children can be seen below.
I've utterly failed you Metalunderground readers - despite having books from just about every RPG system in existence and having an unending love for metal, I had absolutely no idea that Burzum's Varg Vikernes actually had his own professional role playing system out and in print, titled Myfarog ("Mythic Fantasy Roleplaying Game").
Unfortunately it looks like you can only get it at this French website and its not available through any of the usual suspects like Amazon or Drive Thru RPG.
A review of the game can be seen below, and you watch Mr. Vikernes himself describing the rules in great detail at the Myfarog website.
You may know already Jared Dines (vocalist of Dissimulator) from his viral parody videos "Things Guitarists Say in the Studio" and "Things Bands Say to Labels". Check out now the probably slightly autobiographical "Things Parents Say to Metal Musicians" below.