Archive: Just For Funs
William Shatner does his rendition of the Black Sabbath classic "Iron Man" for his forthcoming fantasy/sci-fi themed album "Seeking Major Tom" due out on Cleopatra Records. He is known for his pseudo-spoken word albums, and can be seen singing along to part of the track which he is listening to via his headphones. Below is the clip which he released on his Youtube channel. More...
It was two years ago today that Rammstein created a stir with their music video for the single "Pussy", off the album "Liebe Ist Für Alle Da." Between the song's name, lyrics, and explicit music video, the video instantly went viral and made for Metalunderground.com's most read article ever in just a few months (now topping 400,000 views), thanks to the thousands of Internet searches turning up our article as a result. Imagine that: searches for "pussy" would trump other metal-related searches on the 'net. Gasp!
The band debuted the uncensored version of the video on a porn site and had multiple versions of the video banned from YouTube before finally blurring entire scenes containing the offensive images beyond recognition.
As a viral hit and with such a title and subject, as well as being both funny and explicit at the same time, the song has predictably become one to cover (or remix) just to prove a band of any sort to be edgy or maybe in some perverse sense of fun. Let's take a look at a few such covers and parodies:
Just last month Daveyboyz (also known for Heavy Metal Farmer) released a video parody of Rammstein's "Pussy" music video, entitled "Cookie." Despite the change, you can't help but think of the original lyrics when watching this disturbing parody:
Metalsucks.net has posted a brief article online titled "Djent is Now Pop," which features a track from the female-fronted band Destiny Potato (available in the player below). The article laments a perceived change in djent, the latest in a long line of new heavy metal sub-genres, towards pop-metal.
You can check out a segment from the article below. What are your thoughts on the djent sub-genre, and does this sort of sound represent a shift towards pop?
This was not supposed to happen. Djent was not supposed to be the next annoying pop-metal trend.
When what would later be termed “djent” started brewing in the message boards frequented by guitar / home-recording nerds in 2002-2003, the genre had so much promise. Players who were passionate about their craft creating songs en masse for everyone to hear; good musicianship; the Meshuggah-revival guitar chug sound that was, at the time, novel; ambient atmospherics; interesting song structures and orchestration. Sure, the elements that caused djent to catch on like wildfire later on — namely catchy guitar hooks — were there in the genre’s infancy… but not to the degree they’re being mined, exploited and endlessly imitated now.
This was not supposed to happen. It was nice knowing you while you were still fun, djent. I bid thee farewell.
Read the full article at Metal Sucks.
The fourth installment of Vegan Black Metal Chef has been posted online, titled "Hail Seitan." Seitan is wheat gluten for those of you who do not know.
In this episode you will learn how to make 3 seitanic dishes.
1) A seitanic udon noodle stirfry
2) A seitanic curry
3) Bbq seitan sandwiches
We've followed the Vegan Black Metal Chef's recipes in our "Just for fun" section and you can get more information on the recipes at veganblackmetalchef.com, although there's nothing about this one on there just yet.
A new teaser for the upcoming series of Beavis and Butthead cartoons has been released, featuring the "Shake Weight." The new cartoons will be the first produced for an MTV series run in 14 years and the series is expected to return in October 2011. Check it out both previews below:
The "Holy Cornholio" preview was released at the San Diego Comic Con earlier this summer and can be seen below:
The vegan black metal chef has posted a third episode online, titled "Tempura Asparagus Sushi," which can be viewed below. You can also check out the previously posted "Pad Thai" episode by heading over to this location.
The vegan black metal chef also commented on this clip:
"This is a complete walkthrough on how to make vegan tempura asparagus sushi...as well as how to make other types of vegan sushi.
"Not too much else to say besides, enjoy, thanks for the support and make this shit. Its really really really fucking good. This will make serious quality sushi. I am big on taste more than appearance so if you want to learn a bunch of other fancy ways to roll sushi...im sure there are plenty of tutorials out there. Don't ask me...it looks the same as everything else once it hits my mouth. "
A YouTube user named "iAMVyt" has posted a video clip online discussing the idea that metal elitism is causing the downfall of the entire genre, and that there cannot truly be an "underground" scene in the age of Facebook. Take a gander at the video clip, and feel free to share your thoughts on metal elitism and what it means to be "underground" in the comments section below. "iAMVyt" also commented on the clip:
"This is just a short video covering a couple of my beliefs about metal elitists. No, this is not criticizing everyone who enjoys metal. It is not criticizing everyone who identifies themselves as a 'metalhead.' It is not criticizing everyone who has a strong belief in anything involving music or metal.
"It is criticizing what I believe to be foolish views and opinions. If you do not agree with my opinions, that is FINE. If you are a metalhead and find that this video does not describe you... You are not a metal elitist."
A new Beavis and Butthead preview from Comic Con 2011 has been posted online. The preview features scenes from a new "Holy Cornholio" episode, including the pair mocking Jersey Shore. It will be the first new Beavis and Butthead cartoon produced for an MTV series run in 14 years and is expected to return in October 2011. Check it out below:
British comedian and multi-instrumentalist Bill Bailey has posted a video online in which he demonstrates why he and his band are more than ready to take Metallica's place at this weekend's edition of the Sonisphere Festival in the United Kingdom. You can check it out below. Both Bill Bailey and Metallica will be performing at this year's English Sonisphere, which kicks off this Friday at Knebworth. Also performing will be Slipknot, Megadeth, Slayer, Anthrax and a whole host of others. More...
Hard rocker and horror film director Rob Zombie has revealed that he has now included directing commercials into his large portfolio of work. His first foray into the commercial production industry found him directing the latest television adverts for laundry detergent company Woolite, filmed in the classic Rob Zombie horror style. Rob commented on the commercial by saying:
"The funny thing is a lot of people are like, 'Oh it's so weird that you're doing this' but every single director does it, it's just that they don't usually mention it. I could've easily done that commercial and never said a word and no one would ever know but I thought it was funny so I told people about it."
You can check out the commercial in the player below.
A commercial for the restaurant Elmyr from Mastodon's Brent Hinds got quite a reaction form fans of the band. Now outtakes from the shoot have been posted by production company Newmerica and can be viewed below.
It seems as if Hitler has once again felt extreme heartbreak and anger over a new metal album set for release in 2011. Following his excessive rage towards Morbid Angel's "Illud Divinum Inanus" earlier this summer a new spoof, of the 2004 German film "Der Untergang/Downfall," has been made of Hitler reacting to the forthcoming new album from Swedish progressive death metallers Opeth, titled "Heritage." You can check out the reaction in the player below.
YouTube videos featuring cats and kittens receive a ton of hits--sometimes in the millions. One such video, "Kittens Inspired by Kittens" is a cute video depicting a little girl commenting on pictures in the book "Kittens" by David Gibbon. This video has brought in the "awes" and "that's so cute" by the millions--12,714, 712 to be exact (at time of posting).
Parody usually follows any video that receives so much attention. "Black Metal Inspired by Kittens Inspired by Kittens" is a ridiculously named parody of "Kittens," which features the actual audio from "Kittens" applied to black metal album art and band photography.
Waterloo Records has posted a video clip online titled "Record Store Olympics Event 3: The Decipher," in which record store employees try to decipher increasingly incomprehensible metal band names based on their logos. Check out the clip below, and see if you can name all the bands based on their logos.
Vegan Black Metal Chef Episode 2 has been posted online, and is available for viewing below. The episodes are planned to go back and fourth between a more complex recipe like the pad thai and a series of easy recipes like this one.
In this episode you will make an "All Star Redneck Medley." This is mashed potatoes, baked beans, and corn.
Continuing the meme that just won't die, an excellent spoof of 2004 German film "Der Untergang" (also known as "Downfall") has been made of Hitler reacting to the controversial new Morbid Angel album, "Illud Divinum Insanus." Watch it below.
In addition to other musicians weighing in on the album, Metalunderground.com recently reviewed "Illud Divinum Insanus" and featured Morbid Angel in our Sunday Old School column prior to the album's release.
Tower Of Gopal has posted its new music video online for the track "Pyramid Of Tears" which sees the band evolving into a more black metal oriented sound. Tower Of Gopal is a comedic response by Magic Bullet Records mocking the recent signing of Design the Skyline by Victory Records, which has since went viral and met a large negative response from heavy music fans.
A video of Chewbacca and other assorted Star Wars aliens and characters dancing to Guns N Roses' "Welcome To The Jungle" at Disney's Star Wars Weekends 2011 has made its way online. I'm not sure who it's disgracing more, the Star Wars franchise or Guns N Roses. Watch it below and decide for yourself.
Unfortunately, it doesn't stop there. Darth Vader and stormtroopers dance to Metallica in another skit:
If you have more than 20 minutes on your hands, you can watch the entire performance below. Fair warning: the metal ends around the halfway mark. More...
Magic Bullet Records has posted the following press release online announcing its latest roster acquisition in Tower Of Gopal.
"After a major bidding war with THE NUMBER ONE INDEPENDENT LABEL IN THE WORLD, Altoona, PA’s TOWER OF GOPAL decided in a shocking last minute move to sign with Magic Bullet Records. Literally nobody, save for band members Dani Dangeresque and Stefan Sikkness, saw this one coming and the industry is surely shaken to its core accordingly. You can follow the insanity/phenomenon by adding THIS PROFILE as soon as humanly possible. For now, Magic Bullet is happy to declare VICTORY in signing TOWER OF GOPAL."
The band's debut music video can be found below.
The signing of Tower Of Gopal and its debut music video is a comedic response to the signing of Design the Skyline by Victory Records, which has since went viral and met a largely negative response from heavy music fans.
The vegan black metal chef has posted his first episode online, detailing how to make Pad Thai the black metal way. You can check out the clip below.
A message from the vegan black metal chef himself about the episode reads as follows:
"This is a complete walkthrough on how to make the best Vegan Pad Thai Ever! I tried to only use ingredients that are easily available. Tamarind paste or soup base is the only odd one in there. It can easily be purchaced at an asian grocery store...but Wal Mart might even have tamarind something. Even Tamarind Nectar will probably work. Just use less or no extra water. You can also substitute some coconut milk for some of the water.
"There will be no 'recipe' given, watch the video to see the amounts, learn the concepts, and give it a try. To me Recipes intimidate people and take away your aspect of creation. They are ok in some respects, I just don't know many people that make things from recipes.
"Btw, all of the armor is rubber, not leather. All music and video is made by the Vegan Black Metal Chef (Brian Manowitz). Enjoy and Make this!"