Monday, November 28, 2005

Black Sabbath and the Great rock and roll swindle

Soo, Black Sabbath were the beginnings of doom and sludge. Every other metal/doom band is the bastard child of Black Sabbath as they were invented to scare the hippies. I don't like Ozzy Osbournes solo material with out the late Rhandy Rhodes, and Sharon Osbourne sounds like a cunt to me with the whole Iron Maiden controversy on OZZFEST last summer.... Black Sabbath preffered to not pander to the industry and some populist notion of industry favoritism. I respect that...

That's ok, all you great dudes in Black Sabbath, you are in the rock and roll hall of fame anway, my salutes for being a major influence and inspiration.

The good news from SMNEWS.COM. Black Sabbath - Finally Inducted Into Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, After 8 Nominations posted on 11-28-2005 @ 8:37 AM

Heavy metal godfathers, BLACK SABBATH will finally be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (after being nominated eight times) during the institution's 21st annual ceremony on March 13th in New York City. Other bands being inducted during the ceremony include the SEX PISTOLS and LYNYRD SKYNYRD.

In 1999, SABBATH frontman OZZY OSBOURNE sent the Hall a letter which sums up the Hall's importance:

"Just take our name off the list. Save the ink. Forget about us. The nomination is meaningless, because it's not voted on by the fans. It's voted on by the supposed elite for the industry and the media, who've never bought an album or concert ticket in their lives, so their vote is irrelevant to me. Let's face it, BLACK SABBATH has never been media darlings. We're a people's band and that suits us just fine."

Thanks-Stay METAL, rap has no place in metal, Stay brootal-Tee \m/ -l-

Friday, November 18, 2005

New Vader EP on the way:"This Is the War"

First of all, I would like to thank AOL for adding a spellcheck to this beast of a journal...I sure do need to check my spelling and grammar, lmao.

With that said, there is a new VADER EP/MCD on the way entitled "This Is the War" as the Polish death metal invasion continues with great bands like Behemoth, Decpaitated and others touring the USA well into next year..VADER do release EP's now and then (problably as rationality to tour as often as they do) .as the theme of this EP (depsite it's cheesy CD cover art featuring kill bots) MAY BE the lack of humanity in war or battle as I'm judging from BOTH the CD, song titles and CD cover.. The CD cover (feauturing a picture of "kill bots") is a realistic notion that someday our governments will build machines (ro-BOTS) to go to battle,(in place of of human soldiers) there fore lessening the human toll in war..At least that's MY interpretation of this CD..However, elctronic machines can be programmed to KILL (human beings) with no human emotion, no rebellion, no conciencious objections ect... That's some scary stuff....After all, us Americans have to be pre programmed, briainwashed, robots to rationalize this war on Iraq, until the bodies come home and the middle class kids get drafted.....

FROM BLABERMOUTH.NET. VADER: New Song Available For Download - Nov. 18, 2005 A brand-new VADER track, entitled "This Is the War", has been made available for download at this location. The song comes off the veteran Polish death metallers' latest mini-CD, "The Art of War", available now on Regain Records. The EP was recorded at Hertz Studio and produced by Slawek and Wojtek Wieslawscy. The complete track listing for the mini-CD is as follows:

01. Para Bellum
02. This Is the War
03. Lead Us!!!
04. Banners on the Wind
05. What Colour Is Your Blood?
06. Death in Silence
07. This Is the War (video)

I would also like to add on a NON metal note, that Ryan Adams (RYAN NOT BRYAN) acoustic, studio cover of Oasis's "Wonderwall" (From the CD entitled "Love is HELL part one) is soo melencholy, dark and depressing that I'm actually"comforted" by his awesome version of that song...I hate Oasis but I'm amused by the arrogant behavior of the Gallager brothers (Liam and Noel of Oasis)...                                       Ryan Adams breaks "Wonderwall' down from a pop song to a stripped down, slow, acoustic, guitar picked, folk tune... Ryan Adams version of "Wonderwall" is devoid of  Oasis's pop chord progressions with it's mellow, acoustic fragility....  ...                  Sans Oasis's snarling, obnoxious vocals, Ryan Adams strips "Wonderwall" down to a skeleton with his depressing, erotic, croon..... The dark atmosphere of Ryan Adams version of "Wonderwall" could provoke newlyweds to juimp from a skyscrapers in a suicidal anguish, or comfort the most depressed in all thiier melencholy saddness..Fucking heartbreaking...

Normally I could care less about some AAA (Adult Alblum Alternative) artist like Ryan Adams, but his cover of Oasis's "Wonderwall" is so well done that even I would have to take notice... Nice cover tune Ryan, I'm not so alone in my darkness.. Ryan Adams version of Oasis's "Wonderwall' is uplifting in it's melencholy sadness.

 Ryan Adam's bringing Oasis's "Wonderwall" down to a Prozac crawl:

"Said maybeeEEee, ya gonna be the saves meEEee, gonna be the one that saaaves, meEEEe. You're my Wonderwall".

Thanks-Tee-Stay Metal-Stay brootal, Stay Sane- \m/ -l- 

Friday, November 11, 2005

Suffocation, Vader, Decapitated, Aborted @ The Chance-Poughkeepsie, NY 11/5/05 show REVIEW

Suffocation, Vader, Decapitated, Aborted @ The Chance-Poughkeepsie, NY 11/5/05 show REVIEW: I took a cab to the show, and while riding in the cab, just one block from the Chance Theater a radio announcer said, "If you're going to see Cryptopsy tonight they have CANCELED"... I'm thinking "NOOOOO!"..

However, I was hell bent on enjoying this show anyway and YES I did. I missed Canadian metal core act Despised Icon, and from what I was told, I wasn't missing much..Next up was Belgium's ABORTED. Aborted, whom have recently signed to the major indie label CENTURY MEDIA have released a slew of great grind CD's as this tour is their American debut. Now that ABORTED have inked a major indie deal, we'll be seeing more of these Belgium gore mongers here in the USA..... Aborted's GOREMAGGEDON CD comes to mind as they righteously represent a fresh brand of Belgium Euro grind. Aborted tore up the stage and seemed very cheerful and supportive of both the fans and their touring mates... Aborted played alot from their newest release and got the crowd moshing...

Next up were Polands Decapitated. Decapitated had cancelled a few previous tours here in the USA so this was the first time I had a chance to see them live.. With a new (tall, with nice chest tattoo's) vocalist these Polish teen sensations have grown up and matured musically....Decapitated played a good mix of old and new brootal tunes supporting their new release. Decapitated's new singer stalked the stage with mucho energy, riling the rabid fans into a headbanging frenzy... Decapitated played a blistering set of tunes from previous releases "Winds of Creation", "Nihility" and their new release...A good solid set from Decapitated and they shall be back touring the states early in '06 with NILE....

Next up was the incomparable VADER from Poland..Throughout Decapitated's set, some friends of mine from Connecticut unfurled a Polish flag, as this show of Polish support continued throughout Vader's set..This show of rabid fan support was.all too fitting for Vader, as they are one of the very first death metal bands to debut from behind the Iron Curtain. Vader's .very first demo, "Morbid Reich" is considered one of the most sought after death metal demos and a valuable collectors item....

With ominous opening theme music the crowd began to chant "VADER, VADER, VADER!"... .I couldn't help to think about the tragic death of VADER's former drummer DOC late last summer and I felt compelled to scream out "R.I.P DOC!!" for his great contributions to death metal drumming... Vader TORE. up the stage at The Chance playing such classics from SOTHIS, BACK TO THE BLIND, REVELATIONS, THE BEAST, LITANY and some new material..Me and some friends decided to request our favorite Vader's tunes and Peter of VADER graciously took us on... VADER ripped through a cover of the Slayer classic "Raining Blood" .and the pit opened up and went APESHIT. People climbed over the railing to mosh out to "Raining Blood" (an international metal anthem and you know it, pledge allegiance!) and everyone in that pit went CRAAZY. As Slayer's "Raining Blood" ended Vader's set admist cheers and devil horns \m/....

Next up was New Yawk Death metellers SUFFOCATION (NYDM) and they DID NOT disappoint....SUFFOCATION's Frank Mullen was in fine form at The Chance with his tongue wagging, gore inflicted, morbid humor. The pit was great as the old school metal heads took on the kids and kicked some ass... SUFFOCATION played some material from each of their releases including their latest release (after reforming) "Souls To Deny"..Frank Mullen seemed to have some funny, gory stories while introducing the next songs in their set list. Introducing "Liege " Frank Mullen said,:. "Hey, I'm inviting you all to a barbecue..::::crowd cheers::::. Yeh, we'll have some 'burgers, hot dogs, beer, and bring your girlfriends and boyfriends and we'll CUT them up, CHOP them up, and eat them!". LMAO..Frank Mullen has to be one the best front men in ALL of extreme metal with his GREAT gurgling vocals, charismatic stage presence.and morbid, gory humor akin to Cannibal Corpse live..Suffocation played TIGHT, with their stop on a dime breakdowns and the drummer was right on and the pit responded to these Long Island death metallers with a good, brootal mosh....It's no wonder that Suffocation are one of the most influential and imitated.death metal bands of all time with their trademark New York slam, death metal sound with some technical edges. Clones move over, Suffocation are your metal gods..

SUFFOCATION's setlist in no particular order: Infecting the crypts
Breeding the spawn
Souls to deny
Catatonia
Thrones of blood (AWESOME!)
Torn into enthrallment
Subconsciously enslaved (Funny story by Frank Mullen about being "pyscho" and trying to quell that psychological killer instict)
Prelude to repulsion
Funeral inception
Pierced from within
: Liege of inveracity

In all, it was a great night of no frills death/grind metal and it was nice to see some old school metellers there as I'm most comfortable in my death metal surroundings... Although the show only (as in most underground extreme metal shows in small market areas in the USA) drew only about 100-120 fans, the crowd was friendly as many had traveled hundreds of miles (from upstate NY, from Connecticut, from Massachusetts ect.) to see this excellent extreme metal tour package. I don't care WHAT you think of CRYPTOPSY's new CD "Once Was Not" (which is very good and diverse btw), Cryptopsy put on one hell of a live show, tighter than a bitches cunt, like a train flying down the tracks, killing you with their live brutality... I've seen CRYPTOPSY with each of their vocalists (Mike Disalvo, Martin Lacroix, and the return of original CRYPTOPSY vocalist Lord Worm) as they lay waste to even the best extreme metal bands out their today.... CRYPTOPSY shall return to the USA for another North American tour in '06 so catch them if you can..You will NOT be disappointed.... We'll be looking forward to snacking on some of those tasty worms with LORD WORM and Cryptopsy next year... .

-l-


Thanks-Tee-Stay Metal, Stay Brootal, Stay Troo-\m/ -l-