Archive: Just For Funs
While Immortal's Abbath and Demonaz battle over who has the right to use the band's name, why not watch a Sock-Puppet parody of the band singing a black metal Christmas song?
Check out the Sock-Puppet Immortal parody playing a black metal Christmas song below.
Fear Factory, which just cancelled 2015 European tour dates to work on an upcoming ninth album, has now checked in from the road with a Thanksgiving message to fans:
"Happy Thanksgiving everyone. Enjoy this day with your family and friends.
"We are in India and they do not celebrate Thanksgiving here but that doesn't mean that we can't celebrate a Thanksgiving with our metal brothers."
In Metal Grasshopper: Episode 4, metal overlord Philip H. Anselmo allows delusional man-child, Dave Hill loose on an unsuspecting public where he meets an actual woman.
Anselmo also schools Hill on stage banter, corpse paint, and other important topics. Later Anselmo and Hill get in a huge argument from which they may never recover! Hill requests group counseling. There is also breakfast cereal.
In Metal Grasshopper Episode 3, Philip H. Anselmo puts delusional manchild Dave Hill to the test with a round of heavy metal flash cards.
Later, Anselmo makes Hill sit in a closet for a seriously long time while he makes an awesome salad. Hill also rents a goat, discusses the metal worth of butterflies and more... In short, this one pretty much has everything. Check out part 3 below, thanks to Metal Injection.
Metal Grasshopper is a new web series in which comedian/NPR darling Dave Hill travels to the wilds of Louisiana to get schooled in the ways of heavy metal by legendary frontman Philip H. Anselmo (Down, Pantera, Superjoint Ritual, Philip H. Anselmo And The Illegals, et al). You can still also see Part 1 and Part 2 online. More...
Drummer Mat Ombler from U.K. metal band Demoraliser runs a Facebook page titled Video Game Drum Covers and today he's released a cover of the epic Final Fantasy X battle theme. Get your nostalgia on through the clip below.
A slayer fan who needs money to see the band play live in L.A. has released a video clip spoofing the Matthew McConaughey Lincoln ad.
Featuring 3 newish tires, new floor mats, and vintage forest green paint, this '97 Ford Escort needs to be sold so Slayer tickets can be procured! Check out the clip below, and catch Slayer live on these dates:
11/11 Fox Theatre, Oakland, CA
11/12 Fox Theatre, Oakland, CA
11/14 The Forum, Los Angeles, CA
11/15 Comercia Theatre, Phoenix, AZ
11/17 Bricktown Events Center, Oklahoma City, OK
11/18 ACL Live, Austin, TX
11/19 Verizon Theatre, Dallas, TX
11/21 Hard Rock Live, Orlando, FL
11/22 The Tabernacle, Atlanta, GA
11/23 The Fillmore, Charlotte, NC
11/25 The Armory, Albany, NY
11/26 Sands Events Center, Bethlehem, PA
11/28 The Palladium, Worcester, MA
11/29 Wellmont Theatre, Montclair, NJ
11/30 Tower Theatre, Philadelphia, PA
12/2 Agora Theatre, Cleveland, OH
12/4 Egyptian Room, Indianapolis, IN
12/5 The Fillmore, Detroit, MI More...
In Metal Grasshopper episode 2, metal icon Philip H. Anselmo schools young grasshopper Dave Hill on headbanging, heavy metal vocals, and the most extreme of all breakfast cereals. Oh, and Hill takes a phone message for Anselmo from King Diamond, which is awesome.
Metal Grasshopper is a new web series in which comedian/NPR darling Dave Hill travels to the wilds of Louisiana to get schooled in the ways of heavy metal by legendary frontman Philip H. Anselmo (Down, Pantera, Superjoint Ritual, Philip H. Anselmo And The Illegals, et al). More...
The San Francisco-based classic rockers Orchid have been honored by a creative fan with a self made Playmobil music video for the song "Wizard of War," which can be seen below.
The band stumbled upon the video when surfing the web and enjoyed is so much that they also would like to encourage other fans to do more along the same lines. Commented guitarist Mark Thomas Baker:
"Wow! This is so cool! Fan made videos are very cool. To think that someone would spend the time to make something like this is really flattering to us. Thanks to Marcus and Christina for their effort! If anyone has something like this on their minds - give it a go! We love this stuff and love to see what you make of it!!"
Commented director and die hard Orchid fan Marcus W.: "For quite some years now Orchid are one of my favorite bands. I've had the chance to meet these guys several times already and the truly are some of the nicest dudes on this planet. With this video I just wanted to do something nice for them, I hope I've succeeded!"
"Wizard Of War" comes off Orchid's latest album, "The Mouths Of Madness," which was released in April 2013. More...
Beginning today and threatening to melt your computer every Tuesday through November 11th comes Metal Grasshopper, a new web series in which comedian Dave Hill travels to the wilds of Louisiana to get schooled in the ways of heavy metal by legendary frontman Philip H. Anselmo (Down, Pantera, Superjoint Ritual, Philip H. Anselmo And The Illegals, et al).
Dave begs Phil to mold him into "the baddest metal motherfucker of all time." Phil begrudgingly relents and the abuse and absurdity reach epic levels.
If you like stuff with corpse paint, burning pentagrams, medieval weaponry, irritable goats rented by the hour, couples counseling, delicious smoothie recipes, and real live chickens, you will love Metal Grasshopper, because it has all that stuff and then a bunch of other awesome stuff on top of that too.
Over the course of the series' five episodes, Anselmo educates Hill on everything from headbanging to crowd work to even the most extreme of all breakfast cereals. The journey begins today: check out part 1 below, thanks to Metal Injection. More...
Gwar tributes have come out of the wood work since the passing of front man Dave Brockie, aka, Oderus Urungus. One video that has popped up in the last couple of days not only pays homage to Brockie, but to comic legend Joan Rivers who died yesterday, September 4th, 2014, at 81. More...
From the Murp appearance on "America's Got Talent," to the Babymetal phenomena, and on to Unlocking The Truth signing a record deal, it seems the Internet just can't get enough of kids performing heavy metal.
Keeping that trend going this week is a new viral video showcasing 10 year old girl Audrey nailing the guitar on Slayer's "War Ensemble" with the game Rocksmith, which is similar to Rock Band but features a real guitar and actual lessons.
Check out the YouTube clip below to see Audrey shredding, along with some scream support from sister Kate. More...
In another of our preferred genre's ridiculous "That's Not Metal!" accusations that just makes us all look like a bunch of whiny, bickering schoolgirls, a petition has been launched to get the band Ghost to break up.
The petition currently has 625 signatures (with the hopes of reaching 10,000) and can be found at this location. The organizer of the petition comments:
"We petition against Ghost of the heavy metal genre that continues to make albums and tour. Many people getting into metal think that they are the real deal and that we should forget the real bands like Black Sabbath, Judas Priest, Iron Maiden, etc. They wish to destroy real metal with their carnival music nonsense. Seriously, is a song like If You Have Ghost actually something that a real metalhead would listen to? They are not metal. People also make the erroneous claim that they are so directly inspired by King Diamond/Mercyful Fate, which is just wrong. They are, in fact, a watered-down version of BOC. We the people oppose Ghost continuing as a band, and they should be split up as soon as possible.
"Obviously just 100 won't convince Ghost and their management to listen! If we get 10,000 signatures then MAYBE they will listen and stop making music. Ghost has already spent the last several years butchering our ears with their awful poser music. Real metal does not involve Hot Topic bands. Ghost is not metal. Thank you for reading." More...
YouTube user FamilyJules7X has released a 17 minute Metal Tribute to the History of Video Games in video and audio formats. The medley covers 38 video game tunes in a style reminiscient of Powerglove. He has also made the track available for download as an MP3 or WAV file.
The song list is as follows: More...
Rob Scallon, who recently posted a ukelele cover of Slayer's "War Ensemble," is at it again, this time covering "Raining Blood" on the banjo. While the playing might not be quite as good as in "War Ensemble," the video and props make up for it and result in a fun watch.
Rob Scallon has posted a video of his Ukulele cover of Slayer's "War Ensemble" online, complete with solos. Not only is the cover well played, but the video is very entertaining with his energetic playing and head banging.
German melodic death/black metal band Craving is being featured in a TV commercial for Samsung Galaxy S5 on Danish television. The spot is scheduled to run for the next week and features the band's cover of "Only Teardrops" by Emmelie de Forest. Watch the ad below.
Since 2006, Craving has blended black and death metal with soaring melodies and folk influences. In October of last year, Apostasy Records released the band's sophomore album, "At Dawn," which had lyrics written in German, Russian and English.
A noticeable progression from its 2012 debut, "At Dawn" featured guest appearances from Helge Stang (Ex-Equilibrium),Chris Caffery (Ex-Savatage), Niels Löffler (Ordan Ogan) and Agalaz (Obscurity). The official music video for Craving's cover of "Only Teardrops" can be seen at this location.
Variety reports that none other than Megadeth frontman Dave Mustaine is in talks with Canadian film production company Stoney Lake Entertainment, allegedly over a future appearance in a planned “Left Behind” franchise sequel.
Metalunderground.com contacted a spokesman at Tradecraft, Megadeth’s current label distributed through Universal. “He’s gunning for the role of Jesus Christ,” the spokesman confirmed of Mustaine, 52.
Tyndale House published the best-selling literary series “Left Behind” from 1995 through 2007. The political conspiracy thrillers depicted a chaotic Biblical End Times scenario in which the prophesied Antichrist rises to power and tyranny, ruling all who remain on Earth following the Rapture. More...
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When a mash-up video titled “Meshuggah Face of Wall Street” hit the internet more than a
month ago, it quickly became a YouTube sensation. The video depicted Leonardo DiCaprio’s character, Jordan Belfort, in his most recent movie, Martin Scorsese's Wolf of Wall Street, in a scene where he was giving a metal-inspiringly unorthodoxed speech to his company in the film. This scene involved DiCaprio making faces very reminiscent of the signature face of Jens Kidman, singer of Meshuggah, when performing on stage. So the video of this scene is synchronously played while Meshuggah’s “Rational Gaze” audio is dubbed over.
Fans quickly went to share this video online everywhere. It was such a craze that it even spurred up a petition for Leonardo DiCaprio to make an appearance at any Meshuggah show. After much doubtfully hope, and 10 million signatures later, it seems that the petition has caught the attention of DiCaprio, or at least his representatives.
DiCaprio’s management has just announced during a public press release that he has agreed to appear during the final stop in New York of Meshuggah’s recently announced summer North American tour celebrating their 25th anniversary.
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“It contains a hidden Christian message,” states the noted Norwegian black metaller, 41. “I knew there was something off about that damned song the second I heard it, and now I know why.”
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Tampa alternative news source Creative Loafing has reported that a Savatage reunion might be in the works for the fifteenth installment of ProgPower USA this year at Center Stage in Atlanta, Georgia. Jon Oliva's Pain is set to headline the event on Saturday, September 13, 2014 performing the classic Savatage album "Streets" in its entirety, however, sources close to Savatage/T.S.O. guitarist Chris Caffery have revealed that he has recently made travel arrangements to appear at the event.
Additional sources have confirmed plane flights and hotel accommodations for Atlanta were also booked drummer Jeff Plate and bassist Johnny Lee Middleton. If the rumors are true, this would be mark a reunion of the "Poets & Madman" studio lineup.
When asked for a comment, Jon Oliva sent an email response stating the following: "Its not fucking happening. I'm tired of these rumors popping up every time I do a gig where I play a Savatage song. The rumors are bullshit."
Despite the response, Caffery posted the following status on Facebook: "Something amazing is in the works...cannot speak about it yet, but trust me - you will know it when you hear it."
Metal Underground.com attempted to confirm the rumors with ProgPower USA promoter Glenn Harveston, who replied: "Look, Jon does what Jon does. He can play whatever the hell he wants, but I have absolutely no knowledge of any reunion, so just stop it."
The rumored reports remain unconfirmed by any official source. As for ProgPower USA, the sold out event takes place from Wednesday, September 10th through Saturday, September 13th. The main festival (Friday-Saturday), will feature: More...
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