Category: Music

  • HEAVY METAL BAND NAMES, a flow chart by Doogie Horner

  • 8-Bit Jesus: Full Album Release

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    Just in time for Christmas, it’s the full version of 8-Bit Jesus: Classic Christmas Songs in the Style of Classic NES Games. This full release contains 18 tracks total, including improved variations of a few of the original nine!

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  • Countdown to Brütality – Offworld

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    DoubleFine’s black metal adventure Brütal Legend, the sophomore game from the studio behind Psychonauts, headed by former LucasArts designer Tim Schafer.

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  • Images of Satan – LA Weekly

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    Norwegian black metal is the country’s most controversial musical export — and bane of the wooded Scandinavian enclave’s existence. Dealing as it does with Satanism, arson and murder, the music remains mostly underground; America’s general knowledge of Norwegian rock still starts with a-ha and ends with Royksopp. But recent interest in the notorious subgenre, including the new documentary Until the Light Takes Us and Peter Beste’s just published True Norwegian Black Metal, is shining a new light into the darkness.

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  • PETER BESTE, Norwegian Black Metal photographer

    it’s kind of funny to watch Peter Beste calmly explaining the Norwegian Black Metal scene for Swedish TV like an anthropologist whose just returned from a seven-year voyage

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  • Music For Maniacs: David Liebe Hart: Artist & Creator

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    David Liebe Hart believes he was abducted by aliens, hosts a public-access TV program called “The Junior Christian Bible Story Puppet Show,” draws pictures and performs music for tips on the streets of Los Angeles, and is looking for a woman.

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  • IGN: Rise Against's The 12 Albums That Changed The World

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    We caught up with the band and got them to reveal their Top 12 most influential albums. Consider this an exclusive mixtape list showcasing some of the seminal records that have made a lasting impression on the music and lifestyle of Rise Against.

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  • Music For Maniacs: MY TRIBUTE TO TONY ALAMO

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    Today’s mp3 is the most spectacularly awful music I’ve heard in a while, a kitsch epic. But there’s more to it then just that. That’s because today’s music is by the infamous Tony Alamo, in the news yet again, this time for kiddie porn. The FBI raided his Arkansas compound. Sure, he’s in the South now, but I remember when we had him here in Los Angeles. I discovered one of his tracts on a school bulletin board over 20 years ago and have been following the man’s exploits ever since.

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  • Members Of Twisted Sister Now Willing To Take It

  • Confessions of a Promo-CD Junkie: Who Will Stop the Music Industry Gravy Train? – LA Weekly

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    Some call it the gravy train, the gift that keeps on giving. To others, it’s a load of crap, and they cuss it. Every day it piles higher, this avalanche of music that arrives in tastemakers’ offices across the country, requiring both thoughtful efficiency and a cold-hearted detachment to conquer. The gravy train, it just keeps rolling along, pulling a bottomless trough of free music delivered to journalists, radio programmers, music supervisors and entertainment editors. Filled with new CDs — advances of forthcoming releases, full-art copies of fresh music, box sets from major labels, CD-Rs from budding bands looking for a break — each unrecyclable mailer is its own little plea.

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  • METAL INQUISITION: Black Metal: Photo Analysis

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    The guy on the left didn’t get the memo about the difference between throwing the horns, and the sign for “I love you.” Apparently he also didn’t get the memo about not wearing flowing, pirate-style shirts, or his mom’s jeans when trying to look evil.

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  • The Killers: Change we can believe in | Music | The Observer

    Throughout the show a member of the Killers’ entourage takes pictures from the side of the stage. These days he is the only photographer allowed to shoot the band live. After gigs, the media are invited to pick shots that the band have selected to put up on a special website. Later I ask (Killers’ singer) Brandon Flowers why such an edict is necessary. ‘Ah-ha-ha,’ he laughs nervously. He begins by saying that the ban on outside photographers was in response to publications tending to use the same kind of image repeatedly: him with his mouth wide open, singing. Or, as he puts it, ‘the screaming moment… It just to got to be – well, for me, I didn’t like it.’

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  • METAL INQUISITION: Retroview: Confessor – Condemned

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    “You’ve never heard anything like this!” is, for the most part, an overused and meaningless phrase, that is unless you happen to be talking about Confessor. Their debut album, Condemned, is one of the most uniquely bizarre metal records I’ve ever heard. A brilliant mix of seemingly incongruous elements Confessor’s deranged sound is truly unforgettable. Imagine a vocalist that sounds like a woman screaming for her life, doom riffs so heavy and crunchy they’d make Candlemass green with envy, and serpentine drumming so complex and off-kilter it’d make Tomas Haake’s head spin. Released back in 1991 on Earache Records, it’s easy to see how Condemned flew over everyone’s heads

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  • ILL MITCH

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    An old favorite I’ve been meaning to post.

    Hello to rap fans, I am ILL Mitch. I come from Russia to America now I am free to do 3 favorite things. These are rap and ride on my skateboard and hit my boxing bag. But most favorite thing is rap.

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  • Juliana Hatfield Feels Her Way Beyond the Spotlight – NYTimes.com

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    Back in the mid-1990s, while on a short college tour, the singer-songwriter Juliana Hatfield found herself looking for windows to jump from if her depression became too much to bear. She didn’t want to kill herself but to “not feel anything anymore,” she said.

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  • Trikont – our own voice

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    Crazy & Obscure / Novelty Songs 1914-1946 TRIKONT US-0276 compiled by: Werner Pieper – publisher from media experiments and counterculture since many years CD in Digipak with detailed Booklet in german and english

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  • Soundgarden Inadvertently Reunites At Area Cinnabon

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    Members of the popular 1990s grunge band Soundgarden shocked critics and fans alike Tuesday, appearing together publicly for the first time in more than a decade after accidentally running into one another at the Northgate Mall Cinnabon.

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  • Heavy Metal Monk Wows Fans – Truveo Video Search

    62-year-old Italian Capuchin Friar Cesare Bonizzi is nor ordinary heavy metal rocker

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  • Runnin' Scared: From Brooklyn, a Rap Campaign Against Tight Clothes

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    If clothes make the man, do tight clothes make the man a homosexual? A Brooklyn-based rap group thinks the current trend in hip-hop—medium tees and sagging jeans cinched tightly below the hips—is causing some confusion. And they are not alone. Members of the rap group Thug Slaughter Force—three brothers and two friends calling themselves Drama, Filthy, Tempa, Rebel, and Blanco the Don—walk the streets of Brooklyn in XL T-shirts with the words “Tight Clothes” slashed through with a red stripe: their message of protest against what they see as the move away from traditional baggy clothing and toward tighter-fitting outfits in today’s hip-hop. The “No Tight Clothes” campaign is their latest idea in a decade of trying to make it in the rap game.

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  • 'This is the devil's music' | | guardian.co.uk Arts

    Ask Conrad Lant – whose working name is Cronos – if he sees any parallels between the absurd events chronicled in This Is Spinal Tap, and the experiences enjoyed by Venom, the legendary heavy metal group he has fronted, on and off, for almost 30 years, and he is instantly dismissive. “That movie was never pointed at us,” says the singer/bassist, evenly but firmly. “It was aimed at bands like Saxon, and Samson, and Iron Maiden. They all lived that ludicrous lifestyle; we never did. We were always down to earth, we always had friends who’d give us a slap if we got too full of ourselves.”

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