Dec 25, 2013

Merry Christmas!!!

This gem was created by Youtube Hall Of Famer "Slayer Bob".  Enjoy!  (or skip to 2 minutes in for the good stuff).



I wonder what his neighbors think.  I know I am in love with the man who created this.

Dec 8, 2013

9 Years Ago Today....




Also RIP to Razzle (Hanoi Rocks) and John Lennon (that guy from The Beatles).

Oct 19, 2013

New Sabbath (+ Ozzy - Ward) live video released...



A bit boring <sarcasm> and those vocals are not overdubbed in the least </sarcasm> , but I am still happy to see the Ozzman cometh back with Iommer and Butler.  Would love to have seen this with Bill Ward, but 'll take what I can get.

Oct 3, 2013

New music from Sahg! Featuring an uncanny Mastodon-esque sound.

SAHG have currently released and are now streaming their brand new song and video - "Slip Off the Edge of The Universe".


The songs comes off Sahg’s brand new album “Delusons of Grandeur”, which will be released on October 28.   Has an eerily similiar vibe to Mastodon, no?   ....and I consider that a good thing for song.  I like the direction I see the album going here.

From Indie Recordings:
"Delusions Of Grandeur" is a concept record about a person, whose delusions of grandeur escalate to the level where they consume him completely," explains SAHG's Olav Iversen (vocals, guitar). "From becoming increasingly psychopathic and dominant, he loses touch with everyone around him and isolates into his own imaginary, psychotic world, where he becomes the almighty ruler of the universe. As he stands on the highest peak of his domain and beholds all that he has conquered, he suddenly slips off the edge and floats away, weightless. Helpless and stripped of all power, he drifts further into the open space, until he disappears into the darkness. It's an album about how desire for power and property can distort and destroy who we are."

Mar 6, 2013

Iron Maiden + harps + blonde chicks


I am not sure whether to clap and shout how awesome this, or just start cracking up.  Hot blonde twins, Camille and Kennerly, both play the electric harp and both are fans of metal.   When you put this combo together, you get a pretty great cover of Iron Maiden's "Fear Of The Dark" via harp duo.   Check this out:

Jan 28, 2013

NY Area Concert Listings


Shit.  I am way overdue for a concert update, so there are a TON of shows that have been added.  Some highlights include: Cradle of Filth, Marduk and Sully Erna.

JANUARY

-1/28 - Johnny Winter w/ Jamie McLean Band @ BB Kings (Manhattan)
-1/30 - The Used w/ We Came As Romans, Crown The Empire, and Mindflow @ Best Buy Theater (Manhattan)
-1/31 - For Today w/ Memphis May Fire @ Irving Plaza (Manhattan)
-1/31 - Gin Blossoms (why am I posting this?) @ BB Kings (Manhattan)
-1/31 - Eye Empire @ Ollies Point (Amityville, Long Island)

FEBUARY

-2/1- Discipline @ The Acheron (Brooklyn)
-2/2 - Kansas @ The Paramount (Huntington, Long Island)
-2/2- Brutal Bitches presents Visceral Discorge, Abonormality, Short Bus Pileup, and Animals Killing People @ The Acheron (Brooklyn)
-2/4 - Dora w/ Sister Sin @ BB Kings (Manhattan)
-2/6 -Turisas w/ Firewind and Stolen Babies @ The Gramercy (Manhattan)
-2/6 - Uli Jon Roth @ Stage 48 (Manhattan)
-2/6 - Swans @ Music Hall Of Williamsburg (Williamsburg, Brooklyn)
-2/7 - Swans w/ Devendra Banhart @ Music Hall Of Williamsburg (Williamsburg, Brooklyn)
-2/7 - Blackberry Smoke w/ Drake White @ Irving Plaza (Manhattan)
-2/8 - Gojira w/ Devin Townsend , The Atlas Moth , Devin Townsend Project @ Irving Plaza (Manhattan)
-2/10 - Yob, Hull, and Bezoar @ Saint Vitus (Greenpoint, Brooklyn)
-2/11 - Yob, Batillus, and Sea Of Bones @ Saint Vitus (Greenpoint, Brooklyn)
-2/11 - Emmure and Whitechapel w/ Unearth, Obey The Brave, and The Plot In You @ Irving Plaza (Manhattan)
-2/12 - Dead Kennedys @ The Gramercy (Manhattan)
-2/14 - Testament (this is a wonderful Valentines Day gift to me *hint hint*) w/ Flotsam & Jetsam, and 4Arm @ Best Buy Theater (Manhattan)
-2/15 - Testament and Overkill w/ Flotsam & Jetsam, and 4arm @ The Paramount (Huntington, Long Island)
-2/15- The Casualties, Agitator, and Sad Boys @ The Acheron (Brooklyn)
-2/17 - Hatebreed, Shadows Fall, Dying Fetus, and the Contortionist @ Ollies Point (Amityville, Long Island)
-2/22 - Emilie Autumn @ The Gramercy (Manhattan)
-2/22 - Dope w/ The May 4th Massacre, Starke, Kore Rozzik, and Xombiew @ The Studio at Webster Hall (Manhattan)
-2/22 - Cockney Rejects w/ Youth Brigade, Murphy's Law, and The Templairs @ Music Hall Of Williamsburg (Williamsburg, Brooklyn)
-2/22 - Enslaved w/ Pallbearer, and Ancient VVisdom @ The Bowery Ballroom (Manhattan)
-2/23 - Marduk w/ Moonspell [Early show, doors at 5:30]The Gramercy Theater (Manhattan)
-2/23 - Lil Monsters Heavy Metal Disco w. Lady Starlight & The Dirty Pearls [Late show, doors at 11:00]The Gramercy Theater (Manhattan)
-2/27 - Flyleaf and Drowning Pool @ The Paramount (Huntington, NY)

MARCH

-3/1 - Howl w/ Samothrace and Pilgram @ Saint Vitus (Greenpoint, Brooklyn)
-3/2 - Krallice Sacristy, and Imperial Triumphant @ The Acheron (Brooklyn)
-3/2 - Torsche @ Saint Vitus (Greenpoint, Brooklyn)
-3/6 - Deftones @ The Paramount (Huntington, NY)
-3/6 - Today Is The Day, KEN Mode, Black Tusk and Fight Amp @ Saint Vitus (Greenpoint, Brooklyn)
-3/6 -Dita Von Teese "Burlesque: Strip Strip Hooray!" Variety Show @ The Gramercy Theater (Manhattan)
-3/7 - Dita Von Teese "Burlesque: Strip Strip Hooray!" Variety Show @ The Gramercy Theater (Manhattan)
-3/8 - Dita Von Teese "Burlesque: Strip Strip Hooray!" Variety Show@ The Gramercy Theater (Manhattan)
-3/8 - Today Is The Day w/ Black Tusk, KEN Mode and Fight Amp @ The Studio at Webster Hall (Manhattan)
-3/9 - White Widow w/ Heartless @ The Acheron (Brooklyn)
-3/9 - Dita Von Teese "Burlesque: Strip Strip Hooray!" Variety Show @ The Gramercy Theater (Manhattan)
-3/10 - Nile w/ Winter Nights, and Dark Empire @ BB Kings (Manhattan)
-3/10 - Queensryche w/ Magus Beast and What The Hell @ The Emporium (Patchougue, Long Island)
-3/12 - Dropkick Murphys @ Terminal 5 (Manhattan)
-3/13 - Dropkick Murphys @ Terminal 5 (Manhattan)
-3/14 - Soulfly w/ Incite and Lady Kong @ The Gramercy Theater (Manhattan)
-3/15 - Soilwork w/ Blackguard , Jeff Loomis , The Browning , Wretched @ The Gramercy (Manhattan)
-3/15 - Devourment @ The Place Bar and Lounge (Greenpoint, Brooklyn)
-3/16 - Coheed & Cambria @ Radio City Music Hall (Manhattan)
-3/16 - Brutal Truth, Total Fucking Destruction, Psychic Limb @ Saint Vitus (Greenpoint, Brooklyn)
-3/17 - George Theorgood & The Destroyers @ The Paramount (Huntington, NY)
-3/20 - As I Lay Dying and The Devil Wears Prada @ The Paramount (Huntington, NY
-3/21 - Aaron Lewis (of Staind)The Paramount (Huntington, NY)
-3/21 - KMFDM @ Irving Plaza (Manhattan)
-3/23 - Y&T @ Stage 48 (Manhattan)
-3/23 - Sully Erna (of Godsmack)The Paramount (Huntington, NY)
-3/24 - Author & Punisher w/ A Life Once Lost @ The Acheron (Brooklyn)
-3/26 - Bad Religion @ Terminal 5 (Manhattan)
-3/38 - Cradle Of Filth, The Faceless, Decapitated and Agnostic @ The Paramount (Huntington, NY)
-3/29 - Wayne Hancock [None More Country show]Knitting Factory (Brooklyn)
-3/30 - Incantation, EVOKEN, Derketa, and Rellik @ Saint Vitus (Greenpoint, Brooklyn)

APRIL

-4/4 - Robin Zander (of Cheap Trick) w/ Randy Jackson (of Zebra) @ BB Kings (Manhattan)
-4/5 - Kix @ Ollies Point (Amityville, Long Island)
-4/6 - Yes @ The Beacon Theater (Manhattan)
-4/9 - Volbeat w/ Danko James @ Best Buy Theater (Manhattan)
-4/10 - Absu @ Saint Vitus (Greenpoint, Brooklyn)
-4/11 - Absu @ Saint Vitus (Greenpoint, Brooklyn)
-4/15 - Muse @ Madison Square Garden (Manhattan)
-4/16 - Muse @ Madison Square Garden (Manhattan)
-4/17 - Sevendust w/ Coal Chamber, Lacuna Coil and Stolen Babies
-4/19 - Muse @ Madison Square Garden (Manhattan) @ Best Buy Theater (Manhattan)
-4/20 - Black Breath w/ White Widows and Mutilation Rites @ Knitting Factory (Brooklyn)
-4/29 - Goatwhore, 3 Inches Of Blood, Revocation and Ramming Speed @ Saint Vitus (Greenpoint, Brooklyn)

MAY 

JUNE

-6/17 - Paul Di'Anno (rescheduled show) @ BB Kings (Manhattan)

Jan 25, 2013

Some Quotes from last night's Roast Of Dee Snider


The title says it all- here are some of the best quotes from Dee Snider's Rock N Roll Roast:

Dee Snider: "Jim Norton's career is going so poorly, he's opening for my son, Shane."
Eddie Trunk: "You can feel Twisted Sister's love for Dee by their complete lack of attendance tonight."
Eddie Trunk: "Dee, you're in great shape. Maybe from running from your good career choices."
Zakk Wylde on Mark Metcalf: "His voicemail just says, 'Yes, I'm available. BEEP.'"
Zakk Wylde on Shane Snider: "Man, those are some big gay shoes to fill."
Craig Gass on Zakk Wylde: "Zakk, Sons of Anarchy called. They want you back at the clubhouse."
Lita Ford to Dee Snider: "I hope menopause hasn't affected your singing voice."
Alice Cooper (via video) to Sinder: "Congratulations on your regionally successful music career."
Jim Florentine: "I thought Scott Ian came to my house, but it was a garden gnome."
Jim Norton: "You can tell Lita is a Ford because no one has wanted to get inside her since the early '80s."
Penn Jilette: "Lita Ford is one of the best female guitarists. That's kind of like being the world's tallest jockey."

Jan 24, 2013

Dee Snider's Roast live tonight!!



So it's that time of year for another "Rock & Roll Roast", and this time's victim is none other than Long Islander, Dee Snider.  The roast takes place TONIGHT at the Grove in Anaheim, California.

The Twisted Sister frontman, and this year's venerable Roast honoree, was recently named one of the 100 greatest living rock stars by Revolver magazine.   .......I would like to add that he might only be in the top 100 living rock legends, but he is definitely in the top 3 for living rock legend with the best hair.

The event, which is sponsored by Epiphone and Monster Energy Drink, is one of the highlights of the 2013 Winter NAMM weekend.  However, unlike the NAMM Show, the Roast is open to the public, and it will air live on AXS TV at 9 p.m. PST (Midnight for us folks in NY, and those other states that surround NY).

Roastmaster Penn Jillette and other luminaries such as last year’s Roast honoree Zakk Wylde, Anthrax’s Scott Ian, Lita Ford, WWE legend Mick Foley (also a Long Islander!) and That Metal Show host Eddie Trunk, plus comedy and roast veterans Jim Norton, Craig Gass, Jim Florentine and others will take aim at the singer and reality-TV icon, best known for his outspoken personality, golden locks and appearances on The Celebrity Apprentice.  Jose Mangin (of Sirius/XM and Headbanger’s Ball fame) will be on hand to serve as the evening’s DJ.

Says Snider: "Roasters, remember: P.A.M.F. Payback’s A Mutha F**ker!”

Says Rock & Roll Roast Executive Producer Josh Bernstein: “They say you only roast the ones you love, but with Dee Snider, we’ll be making an exception.”

A portion of the proceeds will benefit MusiCares, a nonprofit organization of The Recording Academy that provides emergency financial assistance and addiction recovery resources to music people in need.



Jan 23, 2013

Dave Navarro Shows His Tender Side



Dave Navarro loves his makeup - but not as the price of injecting bunny rabbits eyeballs with harmful chemicals.   In all seriousness, animal testing is unnecessary and there are a tons of companies that don't test on animals AT ALL. NEVER.  ZILCH.  So check out this little behind the scene's video of Jane's Addiction guitarist, Dave Navarro speaking out on the importance of knowing what products you are buying.   Way to go, Dave!  You just went up a few notches in my book.


Jan 22, 2013

Band Of The Week - AVATAR! (Plus their new video)

This weeks BOTW is both Swedish and avant-garde, whilst maintaining their industrial-death metal integrity. Sound too fabulous to be true?  Meet Avatar, who are not new to the metal scene at all, but have just released an official video for their upcoming single “Smells Like A Freakshow”, which is from their fourth studio album Black Waltz.  The Johan Carlen-directed video shows each member of the band playing the role of the tormentor and the tormented, inflicting one horrific pain after another upon themselves.  This is like a big orgy for me, considering its a theatrical combo of metal and horror.......  and their Swedes!   Check it out below.



Frontman Johannes Eckerström states, “The video illustrates inner conflict in an explicit manner, using abuse of unjust power in different contexts. The lyrical themes of downfall, embracing of decadence and failed attempts to escape are pointed out by the fact that ultimately the bad guys win.“

Jan 12, 2013

Mastodon's Troy Sanders Stars in Orange Amps commercial

Alrite, I'll admit this little video commercial bit is pretty dumb, but I can't deny the fact that I also sorta love it.  The video shows Mastodon bassist Troy Sanders in a new advertisement for Orange Amplification. He plays a cocky rockstar whose equipment goes bust, thus leading Orange to heroically save the day.

Which is terribly nice of them, let’s be frank.

Check out the video, which also features a heroic dog, below:


Jan 11, 2013

TODAY's HEADLINE: 6 Year Old Writes Grindcore Song

Musician Blackula (aka Adam Young) decided to record a song with his six-year-old daughter to celebrate her love of pancakes. He even let her come up with the band name (Sockweb). It’s a really cute song, especially when the two of them start arguing about her being grounded or not. Check out the song below for some heartwarming father/daughter music time.

Jan 10, 2013

More Genius leaks out of Yoshiki


I know I was just gushing over the ridiculous amount of awesome that oozes out of Yoshiki..... Well, I think he heard me, because he's been on his little ol' facebook page a ton recently posting updates like crazy.   As you know, Yoshiki is once again set to orchestrate the theme for the Golden Glove awards.

X Japan drummer and songwriter Yoshiki composed the theme for the upcoming Golden Globe awards, and we all will have the pleasure of hearing all about it from the man himself.  Let's all say a big HELL YES, and check out this video:


Yoshiki chats away about about how he came up with the part-classical, part rock ‘n roll Golden Globe Theme — including the time organizers told him it was “too beautiful.”   (JUST LIKE EVERYTHING THIS MAN DOES!!)

Look out for the Golden Globe Awards — and the theme music — on January 13!  ....which happens to be my birthday (and Megadeth's James LoMenzo's).  Coincidence?  I think not.  Thanks for the bday gift, Yoshi.

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