I hate Limp Bizkit, but I do love Ministry. It is at this point that I am in the midst of a dilemma. Limp Bizkit have released their cover of Ministry‘s “Thieves” for free download and while you may love one of the bands, are you obligated to download a track by a band you despise? NO! Why? Because Ministry did it better than Bizkit could ever hope to. You can stream both versions after the jump and if you’re feeling all moist hearing Bizkit‘s cover, you can download it here. Continue reading »
When it comes to trends in extreme music, I feel like I am pretty open to whatever the kids are doing these days. Sure, I’ll listen to your deathcore band although I am not the biggest fan of the genre. Hell, I even listened to the new Korn material, although I knew for a fact it would not be anything I would ever want to remember. Speaking of Korn, if there is one fad that I thought and prayed had passed on, out of the eyes and ears of extreme music fans, it is rap metal. Limp Bizkit, the aforementioned Korn and (hed)P.E. dominated the mid-to-late 90s and even into the early 2000s and they captivated teens and young adults the world over. However, the genre of music that these two bands used as a weapon is one that would come to be ridiculed not long after they fell out of the limelight. Continue reading »
Several weeks ago, Crowbar announced that bassist Pat Bruders left the band, and that the riff lords would also be cancelling their appearance at Philip Anselmo’s inaugural Housecore Horror Film Festival later this month in Austin.
And now to add an extra twist to the Crowbar saga, it appears as the New Orleans sludge band announces their new bass player, Jeff Golden, guitarist Kirk Windstein also subtly announced that he had left Down. Continue reading »
So yeah, this happened. I don’t pay attention to press releases or news items dealing with Five Finger Death Punch because I am not a fan of the band. That is, until the following headline crossed my radar: “LISTEN: Five Finger Death Punch – ‘Mama Said Knock You Out’ (Feat. Tech N9ne).”
Yeah, I said the same thing. What the fuck? Of course we are all familiar with the classic LL Cool J tune and I have posted much praise about Tech N9ne, especially his new album, but how the fuck did this happen? Continue reading »
First we lost A Life Once Lost and now we’ve lost Altar Of Plagues, both called it quits after releasing incredible albums, the latter of which is in the running for one of my favorite albums of the year. Teethed Glory And Injury is a stunning black metal release by a band who knows what the hell they
are were doing. James Kelly, the bands vocalist, guitarist and keyboardist, has released a statement, in which he tells the world that Altar of Plagues is no more. Continue reading »
It hurts to report this news, as A Life Once Lost are one of my favorite bands of the 2000s. They were vicious and extremely talented and sadly, they are no more. It has been revealed, through an interview with vocalist Bob Meadows, that the band has called it quits after fourteen years. After the jump you can stream A Life Once Lost‘s last album Ecstatic Trance and read the aforementioned interview. Continue reading »
Mick Morris, who was the former bassist of both Eighteen Visions and Bleeding Through has passed away due to heart conditions. As of now, there has been no statement other than the facts that he died in his sleep Sunday night. to issues dealing with his heart.
Let us remember Mick for his musical talents and keep his family in our thoughts. Continue reading »
According to a recent update from their official blog, Seattle, WA’s infamous powerviolence duo, Iron Lung, are apparently going to be hosting a TED Talk. For those unaware, TED is a nonprofit organization dedicated to “Ideas Worth Spreading” and draw in speakers from the realms of “Technology, Entertainment and Design”. TED Talks have ranged from presentations featuring Mike Rowe of Dirty Jobs speaking on the value and current stigmatization of work to the well-known interviewer Nardwuar speaking on the do-it-yourself aspects of journalism. Listed below are some of the issues the abstract powerviolence duo will be speaking on: Continue reading »
According to The Village Sun Times, former Obituary and Six Feet Under guitarist Allen West was arrested in Lake Panasoffkee, FL for running a meth lab out of his home. West had phoned the police late last month after two men reportedlty broke into his home. West requested the police to search his premises for the perpetrators when they eventual discovered the equipment for Allen West’s transformation into Walter White. West eventually confessed and was charged with “Drugs-Produce Methamphetamine” and “Drugs-Possess Listed Chemical With Manufacture Controlled Substance” and is being held on a $40,000 bond. No other information has been revealed as of yet.
Look for Allen West on the final remaining episodes on Breaking Bad this summer on FX.
According to an official press release provided by the San Diego Police Department, As I Lay Dying frontman Tim Lambesis was arrested yesterday, May 7th, for allegedly hiring a hitman to kill his estranged wife who filed for divorce back in September of 2012. Tim’s first day in court is scheduled for tomorrow, May 9th, and is charged with solicitation to commit murder and conspiracy to commit a crime. If found guilty, Tim will be imprisoned anywhere from 3-9 years. Lambesis is currently not eleigble for parole. The official press release from the SDPD reads:
It has been brought to my attention that the guitarist of legendary thrash metal act Slayer, Jeff Hanneman has passed away. Slayer announced today, via their Facebook page, that Hanneman passed away due to liver failure. We all know that Hanneman has been sitting on the sidelines for quite a while, as his spider bite from a few years ago has left him pretty messed up. Below you can read the official statement from the band.
Our Brother Jeff Hanneman, May He Rest In Peace (1964 – 2013)
I don’t know Aborym really, but I do know Iron Maiden. Fifteen seconds into the formers cover of the latter, I am utterly in shock. Unfortunately, I am not shocked in that good way. I am the one guy who appreciates terrible covers, but this one is pushing it. Continue reading »
Hmm… If you are anything like me and you hear the name Florence + The Machine, you scratch your head and say “huh?”. I had no idea who the hell Florence was before writing this post and I didn’t know anything about her Machine. Or why she chose to use a + instead of just using the word “and.” I know none of these things.
Something I do know is that someone at Sumerian Records is angry that Florence + The Machine lost their pop vocal Grammy to Kelly Clarkson. Why is this news? Check after the jump. Continue reading »
Yes, you are reading the headline correctly.. In true what the fuck fashion, hip-hop artist Tyler, The Creator has recorded a song with pre-teen icon
Hannah Montana Miley Cyrus. The track which was also co-written with Mary J. Blige will be featured on Cyrus’ upcoming 2013 release.
When asked about the collaboration, Miley Cyrus had this to say to Cosmopolitan -
I wrote this song with Mary J. Blige, and Tyler, the Creator heard it and said, ‘I am obsessed with this song, and I will guest on it if you promise me that you will keep it on the album.’ And he killed it!
Most of the music world might find this as some what of a shock and some might even go as far as to call Tyler a “sellout”, but anyone who actually follows Odd Future shouldn’t surprised by this move. The group is always making Miley Cyrus jokes and group leader Tyler probably saw this as an excellent publicity stunt as well as a way to have some fun with his persona.
God damn, this is going to be ridiculous. I can’t wait to check this out…
– Josh Huddleston
Just a few days ago, television’s cooking icon Rachael Ray featured Saturday Night Live and Portlandia cast member Fred Armisen as the guest on her show. At some point in the interview, Ray gives her guests one minute of free time to purvey any message that they choose. In this particular instant, Armisen chose to go on a thirty-second tangent about “a musician who he thinks is the greatest ever”. That musician was none other than Death Grips drummer Zach Hill! According to Armisen, Hill has “reinvented how you drum”.
Man, that is some killer press, too bad it’s going to be wasted on people who’d rather listen to Justin Beiber. Can you just imagine America’s bored house wives casually youtubing Death Grips? Yeah, pretty fucking awesome, right? To view the clip of Armisen on Rachael Ray click here.
– Josh Huddleston