Category Archives: Grilled Records
David Bowie died on 10th January 2016, 2 days after his 69th birthday and 2 days after the release of Blackstar (stylised as ★), his twenty-fifth and final studio album. R.I.P.!
The essence of what exactly Zardonic sounds like it’s expressed by this simple description: Skrillex meets Slayer. But, the Bass Metal of Zardonic it’s much more then a simple mixture of genres and sounds or the sonic expression of pure aggression. Zardonic is the voice of a new generation tired of labels, sick of boxes, a generation which will bring down all the walls and borders build up by the previous generations. And – honestly – there is no easy or smooth way to doing it, but being loud and brutal. Zardonic it’s at the top of this game and the blending of metal heaviness with the massive wall of sound of modern and aggressive electronic music never came together so well before.
Antihero will rock your world and leave you breathless while Zardonic it’s the prototype of the perfect antihoro. (more…)
Rage Against the Machine bassist Tim Commerford, drummer and restaurant owner Mathias Wakrat and guitarist Laurent Grangeon proves that hardcore-punk it’s not dead and there is a future!
Wakrat (pronounced “wok-rat”) is finishing their as-yet-untitled debut album. Stay tuned!
Dirty Shirt is one of the most original and active rock bands in Romania. “Dirtylicious” the forth studio album, promises to be one of the most interesting and groundbreaking releases on the Romanian and European metal stage.
But what Dirtylicious it’s all about and how it sounds let’s hear it directly from the guys from the band!
“After releasing our new album “Dirtylicious” we started a “track by track” series on our Facebook page. The idea was to share with our fans the little stories behind each song. Surprisingly, there were people who actually followed this series closely and specifically asked us to continue when we temporarily interrupted it because of the tour. This is why we decided to collect these stories in one article, and we are especially grateful to Brushvox for giving us this opportunity. We hope you will enjoy it.” (more…)
Hip Hop/Rap meets wicked metal with dense electronic support. It’s intense and unstoppable as any genuine anthem should sound. And trust me, it will hit you right in your face and it will hit you hard!
International Electronic Metal Producer ZARDONIC has brought his signature aggressive bass to the the extreme sports and fighting world with his newest single “Bring It On (Feat. Mikey Rukus)”, out now on legendary eOne Music. Not for the feint of heart, the now NBC MMA World Series of Fighting main theme is a hard-hitting, unapologetic electronic metal anthem with distorted extreme guitars and bellicose lyrics from MMA music legend Mikey Rukus.
This is an example of the direction we’re taking for the new Zardonic album on eOne. Working with Mikey Rukus was an absolute pleasure and thanks to James Jeda CEO of Rocktagon Worldwide we put this insane collaboration together four months ago, and now it’s the Main Theme of World Series Of Fighting and is being heard by millions all over the world on NBC. I’m yet to know what it means to be happier than this! – ZARDONIC (more…)
I started listening this material totally blind. Did not have a clue who these guys are and what kind of experimental/progressive rock they will deliver. The cover art work kind of make me think of Tool (the videos for “Sober” and “Prison Sex” from their brilliantly wicked 93’s “Undertow” album) – but in a bad way. I almost skip the album because this horrible cover. Glad I didn’t!
“Dirty Smelly” have a kind of healthy, driven Faust flavour and starts just like a Nine Inch Nails song left off from the “With Teeth” album or like “Driver Down” from the “Lost Highway” soundtrack. It’s pure alchemy and unleashed Magick! From the second track on I was intensively haunted by the feeling of the Miles Davis/Marcus Miller collaboration “Music from Siesta” (1987). With the last but one track, “Afterbirth” the Faust/Nine Inch Nails feeling it’s back. The best 47 minutes I spend lately and I admit, it’s the only record I’m spinning around ever since. And most probably it will be hard to change it with something else in the near future.
“Komara” it’s an intense, refreshing experience and the living proof that the music it’s not as dead as we might think while we’re listening to the radio.
Then I read the info and I find out who are the guys playing in Komara. (more…)
Released on 11 July 2015, the new EP from the Canadian project eyeswithoutaface brings brutality to the next level. Their rough and contorted mixture of post-industrial electronics with sludge/black/death metal leave the listener without any option, but to love or hate this sonic slaughter. Extreme metal at its best!! Related to Malhavoc, Godflesh and other alike oddities, eyeswithoutaface was formed in 2009 in Toronto, Canada, comprised of current members of Homolka, Kosmograd, John XII, Ancress and more.
They avowed that they are “somewhat inspired by a broad range of artists both within and outside of the doom/sludge, post-industrial, electronic and hip hop genres, and are sometimes compared to artists such as Godflesh, Nine Inch Nails, Swans, Red Harvest and Genghis Tron.”
And their music it’s quite complex and disturbing. I wrote about their debut album “Monotoneoteny” back in 2011 and they made it to my list of favorite releases of the year. They have something of their own and they explore musical places where nobody else dared to drift before. Sometimes this make the journey difficult, but keep it exciting throughout. (more…)
Rush is one of the most exciting and creative rock band on Earth and the standard for any music trio.
Bassist, keyboardist, and lead vocalist Geddy Lee; guitarist and backing vocalist Alex Lifeson; and drummer, percussionist, and lyricist Neil Peart left a remarkable mark behind.
Over the course of their amazing career, Rush has lived a lifetime together, providing an influential soundtrack to many of their fans’ lives. Some have been with them since the start, while others have discovered them along the way and delved into their incredible body of work. To quote Dave Grohl from their momentous induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, “Rush built their following the right way. No hype, no bullsh*t, they did it from the ground up. Their legacy is incredible and their influence undeniable.” (more…)