Friday, October 25, 2013

Theme: Halloween Songs

squeeeeee The season is upon us. Many witches, goblins, and ghouls are out on the prowl. Here is your ultimate Halloween playlist! Enjoy!

1. Access Denied - Violence of the Mind
2. All Hail the Yeti - After the Great Fire
3. Amon Amarth - Shape Shifter
4. Apocalyptica - In the Hall of the Mountain King
5. As They Burn - F.R.E.A.K.S
6. Beastwars - Call Out the Dead
7. Beastwars - Rivermen
8. Cannibal Corpse - Scourge of Iron
9. Cara Neir - Red Moon Foreboding
10. Otep - Necromantic
11. Purified in Blood - Storm of Blood
12. Shai Hulud - Man Into Demon: And Their Faces Are Twisted With  the Pain of Living
13. Six Feet Under - Zombie Blood Curse
14. Skeletonwitch - This Evil Embrace
15. Swallow the Sun - Hate, Lead the Way

Thursday, October 17, 2013

The Browning - Hypernova

If you are looking for a straight forward coherent review of The Browning - Hypernova... look else where. I can not walk nor write a straight line when listening to Hypernova. It's just that jaunty! See there, I get to use that word again! jajajajajaa But seriously. Forget what I've said in the past. The Browning have created the best damn music put to well, whatever means you have the album this entire year. Words utterly fail me!

Hypernova is blistering.
Hypernova is hypnotic.
Hypernova is science fiction on steroids.
Hypernova is a musical version of a Neil Gaiman opus.
Hypernova is ethereal.
Hypernova is headbanging deliciousness.
Hypernova is fresh.
Hypernova is innovative.
Hypernova is new wave done right.
Hypernova is industrial delight.
Hypernova is music that makes Germans happy.
Hypernova is explosive.

I would fail miserably if I had to give you a track by track listing of Hypernova. I just can't do it. I feel like an ADHD kid... squirrel!!!!!!

From Cody's drumming to Collin's guitar work ... just....just... squeeeeeeeeeeee Jonny is singing with an unmatched ferocity. P.S. Drew I love you!!!! -licks face-
OMG! The Browning are gobsmackingly amazing live and if you've not seen them live; then go buy HYPERNOVA!!!  Hypernova on iTunes

You can not listen to a song like "Slaves" and just not be blown away! It's just perfect!!! Perfect I tells ya!!!

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Theme: Halloween - Witches

October is here! October is here! Time to get all primped and propped for Halloween! What you need is a Halloween play list! I put my ol' iTunes on shuffle and came up with some Witchy tunes! Enjoy!

1. Bruce Dickinson - Headswitch
2. Candlemass - Waterwitch
3. Lingua Mortis Orchestra - Witches' Judge
4. Skeletonwitch - I Am of Death
5. Soundgarden - Switch Opens
6. The Sword - Eyes of the Stormwitch
7. Wolfmother - Witchcraft

Skeletonwitch "Unfit" for Disney but Perfect For a Wedding

Fresh off a short run of dates supporting Ghost B.C., Athens, Ohio-based blackened metal quintet,SKELETONWITCH, has announced a hometown release party for their forthcoming new full-length,Serpents Unleashed. The show will take place at The Union (18 W. Union St., Athens) on October 23rd, the eve of the kickoff to their extensive North American fall tour with The Black Dahlia Murder. Tickets for the event are just $10.

The Black Dahlia tour will be swiftly followed by another lap around America in early 2014 alongside Amon Amarth and Enslaved. Unfortunately for fans in Orlando however, where the tour stops on January 27thSKELETONWITCH will not be allowed to perform at the local House of Blues, as the group has joined the likes of Exodus, Machine Head and others deemed "unfit to be associated with" Disney, on whose property the venue is located.

Although SKELETONWITCH might be unwelcomed at the Magic Kingdom, a California couple has asked the band to make their dreams come true. During SKELETONWITCH's performance in Fresno on November 15th, longtime fans Travis Bartlett and Lanae Forrest will get married on stage -- making local venue Strummer's their own happiest place on Earth. Says groom-to-be Bartlett, "Lanae and I are taken aback and beyond elated that SKELETONWITCH are willing to be a part of the most important day of our lives. There really aren't words to show our appreciation for the band being with us as we begin our lives together."

Commemorating the group's 10-year anniversary, Serpents Unleashed -- recorded earlier this year with Kurt Ballou (Converge, Isis, High on Fire), and featuring artwork by John Baizley (Baroness, Kylesa, Kvelertak) - 
will be unleashed in North America on October 29th, in Australia, Germany, Austria and Switzerland on October 25th and in the UK and the rest of Europe on October 28thSerpents Unleashed is available for preorder at in CD, LP, cassette, digital download and limited edition 7-inch collector's box formats. In addition, you can now pre-order the album digitally at iTunes and BandCamp and receive an instant download of "I Am Of Death (Hell Has Arrived)."
See for yourself whether SKELETONWITCH are "unfit to be associated with" at one of their dates below.

10/14/2013 Bijou Theatre - Knoxville, TN w/ Ghost B.C.
10/23/2013 The Union - Athens, OH * Record Release Show 

w/ The Black Dahlia Murder, Fallujah, Noisem10/24/2013 Peabody's Concert Club - Cleveland, OH
10/25/2013 Chameleon Club - Lancaster, PA
10/26/2013 Knitting Factory - Brooklyn, NY
10/27/2013 The Met - Pawtucket, RI
10/28/2013 Higher Ground - Burlington, VT
10/29/2013 Le Cercle - Quebec City, QC
10/30/2013 La Tulipe - Montreal, QC
10/31/2013 Ritual - Ottawa, ON
11/01/2013 Rum Runners - London, ON
11/02/2013 Mod Club - Toronto, ON
11/04/2013 Crocks - Thunder Bay, ON
11/06/2013 West End Cultural Centre - Winnipeg, MB
11/07/2013 Louis' Pub - Saskatoon, SK
11/08/2013 Avenue Theatre - Edmonton, AB
11/09/2013 The Den - Calgary, AB
11/11/2013 The Biltmore Cabaret - Vancouver, BC
11/12/2013 The Center - Spokane, WA
11/13/2013 WOW Hall - Eugene, OR
11/14/2013 Whiskey Dick's Saloon - South Lake Tahoe, CA
11/15/2013 Strummer's - Fresno, CA
11/16/2013 Glasshouse - Pomona, CA
11/17/2013 The Rock - Tucson, AZ
11/18/2013 Tricky Falls - El Paso, TX *newly added
11/19/2013 Club Patron - Odessa, TX

w/ The Black Dahlia Murder, Fallujah, Wolvhammer11/20/2013 Conservatory - Oklahoma City, OK
11/21/2013 Outland Ballroom - Springfield, MO
11/22/2013 Firebird - St. Louis, MO
11/23/2013 Blue Moose - Iowa City, IA
11/24/2013 The Castle Theatre - Bloomington, IL
11/25/2013 Mojoes of Joliet - Joliet, IL
11/26/2013 The Intersection - Grand Rapids, MI
11/27/2013 The Machine Shop - Flint, MI

w/ Amon Amarth, Enslaved
1/17/2014 House of Blues - Las Vegas, NV
1/18/2014 Club Red - Phoenix, AZ
1/20/2014 Backstage Live - San Antonio, TX
1/21/2014 House of Blues - Dallas, TX
1/22/2014 House of Blues - Houston, TX
1/24/2014 Center Stage - Atlanta, GA
1/25/2014 The Ritz - Tampa, FL
1/26/2014 Revolution - Ft. Lauderdale, FL
1/29/2014 The Fillmore - Charlotte, NC
1/30/2014 NorVA - Norfolk, VA
1/31/2014 The Fillmore - Silver Springs, MD
2/01/2014 House of Blues - Boston, MA
2/03/2014 TLA - Philadelphia, PA
2/04/2014 Irving Plaza - New York, NY
2/07/2014 House of Blues - Chicago, IL
2/08/2014 Mill City Nights - Minneapolis, MN
2/09/2014 Grenada Theatre - Lawrence, KS
2/11/2014 Summit Theatre - Denver, CO
2/12/2014 Murray Theater - Salt Lake City, UT
2/14/2014 The Regency - San Francisco, CA
2/15/2014 Wiltern - Los Angeles, CA

w/ Amon Amarth2/16/2014 House of Blues - San Diego, CA

Monday, October 7, 2013

Theme: SLEEP

zzzzZZZZzzzz 0200 am and still awake? Eyelids heavy? Shuffling the ol' iTunes? Well, when you type in "sleep" what do you get? The top 10 ish songs for sleeping ....

1. Beastwars - The Sleeper

2. The Corrs - Only When I Sleep 

3. Countless Thousands - Three Hours' Sleep 

4. Dave Matthews Band - Sleep to Dream Her

5. Gloria Morti - Sleep, Kill, Regress, Follow

6. Nirvana - Where Did You Sleep Last Night 

7. Overthrow - Sleeplessness Awaits

8. A Perfect Circle - Sleeping Beauty 

9. Porcupine Tree - Sleep Together 

10. Rage Against the Machine - Sleep Now In The Fire

11. Rival Sons - Sleepwalker

12. The Smithereens - Behind the Wall of Sleep

Sunday, October 6, 2013

Theme: FALL

Everyone once in a while I type or rather "mistype" something in my iTunes and get a plethora of suggestions. Today's theme as it were is FALL. This is what my iTunes spit back at me!

1. All Hail the Yeti - When the Sky Falls

2. Amon Amarth - As Loke Falls

3. As They Burn - When Everything Falls Apart

4. Buzzcocks - Ever Fallen in Love?

5. Duran Duran - Falling Down 

6. The Fixx - Stand or Fall 

7. Iron Maiden - Fallen Angel

8. Lacuna Coil - Falling Again 

9. Overthrow - Let Them Fall

10. Rage Against the Machine - Ashes in the Fall

11. Trivium - Built to Fall

12. Volbeat - Fallen

Friday, October 4, 2013

October Friday Night Dance Party!!

SQUEEEEEE it's that time of the month again! Another first Friday rolls around. I had some grand plan to do a Halloween themed or Autumn themed Dance Party. But then I just said fok all! I"m gonna roll with what I like. So that means there will be copious amounts of Diamond Plate and The Browning as both bands have new albums out!

Diamond Plate - Pulse on iTunes

The Browning - Hypernova on iTunes

Monks of Mellonwah - Afraid To Die on Bandcamp

Diamond Plate - Rainmaker
Can you tell I really really LOVE Diamond Plate??!! They are just gobsmackingly amazing and a force live! The guitar work on this reminds me of Triumph. It's a whole 70s rock power vibe! Then it slides effortlessly into a Slayer thing. The vocals have a tinge of Jim Morrison and a tinge of Tom Araya. It's spine tingling and haunting.

Monks of Mellonwah - I Belong To You
This is the perfect song for those long autumn nights. Grab someone special and hold them close. "I Belong To You" is the fourth track from the new EP Afraid to Die.

Alter Bridge - Addicted to Pain
It's fast. It's headbanging worthy. It's jaunty. It's a win for a Friday Night!

The Browning - Industry
All I can do is laugh maniacally! The Browning make me happy in a psychotic fuck shit up kind of way! I'm loving the new album Hypernova! It's a blitzkrieg on the senses!

Trivium - Strife
From the new album Vengeance Falls comes some powerful riffage!

Volbeat - Sad Man's Tongue
Live from Rock am Ring 2013 with the "Ring of Fire" intro.

Apocalyptica Meets Wagner
A man in a sparkly diaper and cuban heels.... some droogies.... and three of the sexiest cellists on the planet! Tis a goodly way to end a Friday night!!

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