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I have a new song stuck in my head: “Clap like Ozzy! Clap like Ozzy! Clap like Ozzy! Clap like a beast!” Hilarious! (see video below!)
Cyco Miko and his suicidal maniacs crew are back and they are wicked!
This is a brand new crew and an absolutely fabulous line-up. Behind the drum kit is a killer machine: Dave Lombardo (ex-Slayer, ex-Grip Inc., ex-Fantômas, ex-Philm, ex-Testament and still active member of Dead Cross and Misfits). Guitaris Dean Pleasants is still here (since 1996), and we’ve also got two other new talented musicians, guitarist Jeff Pogan and bass player Ra Díaz. (more…)
Actually the full title is “Radical Action To Unseat The Hold Of Monkey Mind” and features a comprehensive account of the 2015 live performance in Japan of the ever evolving creative entity that is commonly known as King Crimson.
It has been stated that King Crimson is not so much a band as it is “a way of doing things”. Different incarnations had quite different “ways of doing things” and this recordings are a very expressive audio and visual statement from the current band. The current line-up of King Crimson consist of Robert Fripp – Guitar & keyboards, Tony Levin – Basses & stick, Mel Collins – Saxes & flute, Jakko Jakszyk – Guitar & voice, Gavin Harrison – Drums, Pat Mastelotto – drums and Bill Rieflin – Drums & keyboards. Never saw or heard before three drummers in a rock band playing together! Talking drum get another sense here!
Robert Fripp commented about this 3 CD/1 Blu-ray set that “this is King Crimson….re-imagined”. Some of the material has not been performed live since the 1970s, although the songs were rearranged to suit the current line-up. (more…)
From Flint, Michigan, formed in 2007, King 810 – formerly known as simply King – are back with their second full length album. Entitled “La Petite Mort Or A Conversation With God”, it’s darker and more disturbing then the debut album was back in 2014.
This is quite murderous. Literally. Because David Gunn’s world is not as comfortable as your usual living room. It’s not live on TV, it happens to you. He speak up openly about real life, poverty, abuses, faith, violence and hate. He spits anger and portray the world as most of us refuse to see it. But, my beloved liars and fools, this is the world we are all living in, can’t deny it, can’t ignore it, one day it will come and get you anyway. (more…)
For Fans Of KMFDM, Ministry, and “Mechanical Animals” era Marilyn Manson, the Italian trio Army Of The Universe delivers a fancy cocktail of industrial rock riffs, modern electronica, analog synths sounds and overwhelming dance beats. Pure entertainment.
Formed in 2008 by trance and techno producer Albert Vorne (aka Trebla), vocalist Lord K, lead singer of Kult of the Skull God, and guitarist Davide Tavecchia, the band toured with KMFDM in North America in August 2011 and supported Skinny Puppy on the February leg of their 2014 Live Shapes for Arms tour.
Follow up their debut, “Mother Ignorance” (mixed and produced by Chris Vrenna) and a consistent second album, “The Hipster Sacrifice”, their third strike seems to be the deadliest. (more…)
Released on June 17, 2016, “A Heritage” is the second album by the South Korean band Jambinai, the first on Bella Union. It’s a cliche already to state that Jambinai it’s not a band, but a force of nature.
Formed in Seoul in 2009, the core members are Kim Bo-mi playing haegeum, Lee Il-woo playing electric guitar, piri, vocals and Sim Eun-yong playing geomungo. On stage they are enforced by Choi Jae-hyuk – drums, Ok Ji-hoon – bass guitar and Yu Byeong-koo – bass guitar. Not really a traditional rock band, actually nothing is really traditional about their music, not even the reimagination of the traditional Korean music which they all studying at Korea’s National University of Arts. (more…)
Atomik Clocks it’s a jazzcore band from Firenze, Italy. They are pushing the so-called envelope over the edge to widens the unexplored borders of music.
Some people make music because they need to express their feelings and thoughts, some people make music for fortune and fame. Sometimes this two things are come together, sometimes not.
Art is not always audience friendly. And this is just cool.
Atomik Clocks makes music, they give artistic expression to their untainted feelings.
They made some giant steps forward since their previous release. “Death Funk” kind of reminds me of Frank Zappa.
It’s vivid, bold and have a good sense of humor. (more…)
Skid Row made their entrance on the rock scene with a bang back in 1989. Their self-titled debut album contains a couple of Top 10 singles, “18 and Life” and “I Remember You”, and memorable anthems like “Youth Gone Wild”. The album peaked at number six on the Billboard 200 and was certified 5× platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) in 1995 for shipping five million copies in the United States.
But as it says in the high circles of the industry, the second album is the one which separate the men from the boys. And Skid Row deliver it.
“Slave to the Grind” it’s flawless. A metal masterpiece. (more…)
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The one, the only, the Jekyll, the Hyde and the Zombie, the U.F.O. pilot, the rock god, the freak out of leash is back! Hide your kids away or he will eat their heart out and steal their souls. Because if Rock’N’Roll has its own little wicked demon, he’s name is Rob Zombie now.
The identical line up as last time (Rob Zombie – vocals, John 5 – guitar, Piggy D. – bass guitar and Ginger Fish – drums, percussion) delivers once again a bad-ass album! This time we’ve got 9 killer tracks (plus 3 shorty instrumentals) that makes you bang. And, ladies and gentlemen, this is what industrial rock is all about. This is not brain surgery, not rocket launching, but entertaining. Take your shoes off, throw away your bloody bones and dance! (more…)
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…)
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…)