Archive: Just For Funs
After "The Devil's Candy" last month, another horror movie is about to arrive via Video On Demand streaming services this Friday that will be of particular interest to metal fans.
Featuring Amy Groening from the exceedingly metal TV show "Todd and the Book of Pure Evil" and Ellen Wong ("Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World"), new 80s inspired horror flick "The Void" has left the festival circuit and will be available digitally on April 7th.
Drawing heavily on Lovecraftian lore and with clear nods to "The Thing," "In The Mouth Of Madness," and other classic creature feature flicks, "The Void" focuses on practical effects over CGI and will no doubt inspire a horde of technical death metal albums in the not-too-distant future.
Showcasing the power of fan choice through crowd funding, the movie was funded via IndieGoGo on the strength of a proof-of-concept trailer highlighting practical effects sadly missing from most modern horror flicks.
Check out the latest trailer below and get ready to go mad in just four more days! More...
Brujeria, the self-styled Mexican cartel, deathgrind supergroup featuring members of Napalm Death, Carcass and Pentagram Chile, has been confirmed to be starring in their own late night cartoon show, "Brujeria... IN SPACE!" which will be airing on Cartoon Network's late night animated block, Adult Swim this July. The series is a collaboration between Metalocalypse creators Brendom Small & Tommy Blacha with Aqua Teen Hunger Force creators Dave Willis and Matt Maiellaro and was put forward as a project to continue and develop the style of their beloved shows.
The first series will feature ten episodes, each roughly ten minutes in length and will centre on the band running a store which sells medical Marijuana and accessories in El Paso, Texas, while getting into surreal adventures involving the supernatural, the law and their landlord, who will be voiced by professional wrestler, Stone Cold Steve Austin. As expected, there will be guest appearances from other metal musicians, carrying on the tradition of Metalocalypse, with Napalm Death frontman Barney Greenway, Lamb Of God guitarist Mark Morton and Melechesh leader, Ashmedi all confirmed, as well as Babymetal, who will appear in the anime themed episode, "Brujeria Super Fun Smoking Time," while rapper and death metal fan, Necro will have a regular role voicing the band's dog, Coño.
As of yet, no trailers have been posted online, though one is expected to premier on the Nuclear Blast YouTube channel by the end of the week. The band themselves will be promoting the show and their new album, "Pocho Aztlan" on an upcoming tour of Europe with Napalm Death, Lock Up and Power Trip, where guitarist Shane Embury will be pulling a triple shift.
In recent years, it's becoming increasingly (and frighteningly) common for dead musicians to be brought back to the stage using holographic technology, with the likes of Michael Jackson, Tupac Shakur, Elvis Presley and even Ronnie James Dio all being seen by live audiences again. While the use of these projections a great deal of debate and controversy, mostly owing to the ethics of using the likenesses of musicians who died before they could give any consent to such use of their image and the argument that the holograms cheapen both the memories of the musicians and the live experience overall, it is nevertheless becoming a more common sight. It has now been revealed that the latest band to use the technology will be Norwegian black metal legends, Mayhem, who will use it to recreate the image of deceased guitarist Øystein "Euronymous" Aarseth.
Mayhem will be hitting the road this year to perform their classic debut full length, "De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas" in full and to mark the occassion, the group has teamed up with Eyellusion, who worked on the Ronnie James Dio hologram to bring back Euronymous and give fans who never got the chance to see him in person the opportunity to do so. No word has been given yet on whether his image will be used for one song or for the whole performance, but it's sure to be a decision which is divisive among fans.
Aarseth was infamously killed in 1993 at the hands of Burzum mastermind and former bandmate, Varg Vikernes, who performed bass on the "De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas" record. He was given the maximum Norwegian prison sentence of 21 years, but released in 2009. More...
This week, British Prime Minister Teresa May triggered the Article 50 clause in the European Union membership rules, triggering the departure of Great Britain from the EU. While the long term economic and social effects may not be seen for some time, one section of people already struggling are lesser known musical acts from Britain, with gothic metal band Paradise Lost, indie rockers Elbow and rapper Stormzy already having to cancel scheduled shows in the continent due to travel restrictions.
Membership of the European Union grants the right of free movement to the citizens of the included countries and as such, the ability to work in other member states. The uncertainty created by the decision of the referendum held last year in the United Kingdom has led to promoters being unable to assure artists that planned shows will go ahead and in many cases, scrapping scheduled dates altogether.
One band hit hardest and said to be most outraged by the events is Scottish "pirate metal" group Alestorm. As Scotland voted overwhelmingly to stay in the European Union, the band feel that they are being punished for something their nation didn't do and thus are being unfairly deprived of paying gigs.
More on this story as it develops.
Mere days after releasing latest collection of misogynistic rock anthems "Lower The Bar," and less than a week before heading out on the road with the express intent to bang 2017 girls in a row, everything has now changed for Steel Panther.
When Satchel's mom shared a particularly on-point meme from Everyday Feminism, Michael Starr and Lexi Foxx officially got woke and knew they had to make things right with the ladies.
There was only one thing to do: record a surprise album letting cock rock fans around the globe know about the Panther's sudden change in world view.
"Sexism Sucks... Harder Than Your Mom" will be released tomorrow - April 2nd - in honor of the anniversary of Jeannette Rankin being the first woman formally seated in the U.S. House of Representatives. Cover artwork can be seen below, and the track listing will be as follows:
1. All Female Magic Mike Remake For Equality
2. Susan B. My Bitch
3. Penetrating the Patriarchy
3. Emily Spankhurst
5. Glass Ceiling Glory Hole
6. Friend Zone Fapfest
7. Angela BAEvis
8. Hairy Armpit Babe
9. Rosa Parks (Let's Create Some Sparks)
10. I'll Make You A Sandwich (With Extra Meat)
11. Men's Rights Massacre More...
"Onyx the Fortuitous" finally has his own show, "Welcome to the Shadow Zone", where you’re invited to view his unique world full of interviews, awkward scenarios, reviews and more. Watch Onyx’s interview with one of his favorite bands, "Ghost".
Watch Season 1 of "Welcome to the Shadow Zone" on Alpha.
Jani Korpela of Red Raven Down appeared on the Finnish version of "The Voice" performing a cover of Slipknot‘s "Psychosocial". He won over juror Michael Monroe (Hanoi Rocks, etc.).
Check it out below.
If you missed it, another man recently took on Necrophagist's "Stabwound" on the Quebec version of "The Voice". The clip of that can be found here.
Avenged Sevenfold took some rest at Hard Rock Café in Helsinki, Finland during a day off of the band's "The Stage Tour". After some alcohol consumptions they got the brilliant idea of performing "Nightmare" on the bar's instruments. You can watch the results below and see if the win over the "crowd"...
Mastodon guitarist/vocalist Brent Hinds has caused quite a stir again with his assessment that Judas Priest is not a "metal band", but rather a rock and roll band. Hinds made his comments on an episode of Hatebreed frontman Jamey Jasta‘s ‘The Jasta Show‘ streaming below. Explains Hinds on the show:
"I don’t. I don’t really (like metal). (I grew up listening to Judas Priest, but) Judas Priest is not metal, people, it’s rock ‘n’ motherfuckin’ roll! Who in their right mind that has a brain in their head thinks, that Judas Priest sounds like a metal band?"
The Mastodon frontman already raised some eyebrows back in 2015 with his comments about "hating heavy metal"...
Fine Brothers Entertainment returns again with another of its popular "Kids React" clips. This time youngsters react to tracks of Guns N' Roses' classic 1987 breakthrough album "Appetite For Destruction".
Watch to see their reaction below.
Louis-Paul Gauvreau recently raised a few eyebrows auditioning on "La Voix 5" (Quebec's version of "The Voice") with a cover of Necrophagist‘s "Stabwound" and surprisingly made it to the next round. Canadian singer Isabelle Boulay voted for for him, later revealing that she grew up listening to metal.
Check it out below.
Watch GWARsenio Hall fighting off a "Gwarsuit" - a fictitious lawsuit from Gwar - in the latest "Two Minutes To Late Night" episode. The clip showcases also some bonus Steve Brodsky (Cave In/Mutoid Man) action as well.
Check it out below:
In case anyone missed it in the social media barrage, Richard Spencer (president of the white supremacist group National Policy Institute) managed to get himself clocked pretty good on live television yesterday.
You might recall seeing Spencer's name in the news lately due to a dust up with the citizens of Whitefish in my home state of Montana, in which he planned an armed white supremacist march protesting Jewish members of the community.
After heavy media scrutiny and a grassroots awareness campaign, he was out-protested by a bunch of more heavily armed Montanans who don't put up with that sort of shit.
Back to the video of Spencer taking a fist to the face: a true Twitter hero named Zayn synced a portion of the footage up with Hatebreed's "Everyone Bleeds Now." Bravo sir!
Richard Spencer getting socked to some Hatebreed is the content I've been waiting for. pic.twitter.com/6rOFQn45Ci— Zayn (@sweetpenez) January 21, 2017
Tuck the children in, because Philip Anselmo is about to put them to sleep with this dramatic reading of Sesame Street classic "The Monster at the End of This Book."
The people of Sock Puppet Parody premiere a new Immortal-themed parody video, "Immortal Christmas III – Inquisition". The clip was directed and edited by Brady Tulk produced by
Check out now "Immortal Christmas III – Inquisition" below.
Metallica guest starred on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon to participate in one of Fallon's "Classroom Instruments" segments with The Roots. The recurring segment features Fallon, The Roots and major artist performing hits with instruments found in a high school music instruments.
In the latest version of the skit, Metallica assisted in performing "Enter Sandman." The performance can be viewed here:
Metal memes are a dime a dozen, but (other than Abbath in a forest or a pile of branches being mistaken for a band logo) its not often that nature collides with the metal world.
Some lucky Reddit user came across a leaf that is very clearly throwing the metal horns. You think it heard some folk metal from a passing car or something?
Below you can watch an old lady rock out to AC/DC’s "Highway to Hell", performed by Badboys, a covers band from Paisley, Scotland.
States the band on its Facebook page: "Badboys played at The Spree in Paisley today; last song was Highway to Hell and this happened #RAWKINGRAN -AMAZING!!!"
The clip was posted past weekend and has already passed 1.1 million views... Check it out: More...
This one's been making the rounds lately, showing one metal head who isn't planning on fleeing from Hurricane Matthew, and instead plans to meet the winds head on with... Slayer?
Check out the video below of a topless, American-flag waving metal fan rocking out in Jacksonville, Florida.
In the video, Lane Pittman is seen standing in a lunge position as he steadies himself against the wind before twirling his ginger locks back and forth. Thanks to Turbulence for the video upload. More...
Apparently this one went online several months ago but it just came through my feed, so now it's time to share it with all of you! Steve Terreberry does a hilariously awesome job of explaining the definition of djent in the clip below.