Archive: Just For Funs
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.
Metal comedian Steve "Stevie T" Terreberry premieres his A Day To Remember parody track and video "A Night To Forget". The song is taken from his new album "Album of Epicness" set to drop on April 28 via Artery Recordings.
Check it out now below.
Vital Remains singer Brian Werner disapproved of a (non inverted) crucifix hanging above the stage during the bands set at the Haven Lounge in Orlando, Florida. He proceeded to take it down and lead the crowd in a "Fuck Jesus" chant while the club's owner storms the stage to counteract him.
Check out now the hilarious scene below.
YouTube channel Koncrete has started a new show titled "Does Anyone Listen To ..." in which they try to figure out who and why someone listens to a certain kind of music. The inaugural episode was about Skrillex fans and the second one is about Cannibal Corpse fans. So Koncrete went and visited a Cannibal Corpse show to ask their fans why they listen to the death metal veterans.
Check it out now below.
Thinking of starting a touring band? Psychostick has created a handy flowchart to let you know if that's a good idea. Check it out below.
You can also follow vocalist Rawrb's web comic series by heading over to the band's website here.
Youtuber "The Taskmaster" is streaming a brilliant mash up combining the music of Slipknot's "Snuff" with the vocals of Metallica's "Nothing Else Matters."
Check it out below.
Metal comedian Steve "Stevie T" Terreberry premieres his Motionless in White parody track and video "Emotionless and White" below. The song is taken from his new album "Album of Epicness" set to drop on April 28 via Artery Recordings.
Check it out now below.
Finnleo - Finland's largest supplier of saunas - has announced an endorsement deal with Wintersun frontman Jari Mäenpää. The deal, which includes a deluxe custom sauna with custom lighting, custom benching and multiple wood choices, comes in the the wake of "sauna-gate," the backlash concerning the Mäenpää's recent "social media contemplation" of a crowdfunding campaign to raise funds to build a studio for the recording of the long awaited "Time II" album.
The proposed studio plans clearly marked areas for a large sauna, causing an outcry on the band's Facebook page. In two responses - one rivaling the collective writings of Tolstoy and a second matching the length of War & Peace - Mäenpää explained that a sauna is as common as a front door in the land of a thousand lakes and that the Finnish people have the "fairest" and "most delicate skin" due to an over abundance of forestry and darkness (caused by forestry, position of the country and Tuomas Holopainen's tophat).
The deal came about when a group of Wintersun fans who refused to grow old waiting for Wintersun to either render a decision on the fund raising campaign and/or record "Time II," launched a campaign of their own - gathering petition signatures to submit to Finnelo for the endorsement deal. The company was overwhelmed by the submission by the the group known as "Time II Move This Along" - which provided 500 volumes of signatures totaling just over 100,000.
Finnelo president Keith Raisanen commented: "It was a heartwarming outcry of support from a group of fans that deserve something for their 'time.' We contacted Mr. Mäenpää and quickly agreed to provide one of our new InfraSauna products to help ease his mental strain and fatigue and to reduce stress and relax muscles caused by overproducing, underachieving and narcissistic perfectionism."
"Time II Move This Along" spokesman Markus Toivonen only added the following: "I guess there will be no more excuses." More...
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