Thursday, November 28, 2013

28 Bands to be Thankful for this Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is a day to be thankful for family and friends, for homes and jobs, for hugs and snuggles. Since music is such a huge part of people's lives, I asked a murder of metal heads what bands they are thankful for. 170 bands were declared ranging from ABBA to Zappa. Honest to god! So here are the
#28  Venom
#27 System of a Down
#26 The Who
#25 Saxon
#24 Queensryche
#23 Ozzy Osbourne 
#22 Overkill
#21 KISS
#20 Deep Purple
#19 ABBA
#18 Sepultura
#17 Pink Floyd
#16 Merciful Fate
#15 King Diamond
#14 Celtic Frost
#13 Queen
#12 Megadeth
#11 Led Zeppelin

And now the TOP #10  BANDS  YOU  ARE THANKFUL  FOR!!!!!

 #10 Anthrax
#9 Motorhead
#8 Dio
#7 AC / DC
#6 Slayer
#5 Pantera
#4 Black Sabbath



And the #1 Band Metal Heads are thankful for....

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Gregor Mackintosh and Vallenfyre to Enter the Studio in 2014

Vallenfyre: November 27, 2013

In 2011, Gregor Mackintosh (PARADISE LOST) announced that he would go back to his death metal roots with his new band, VALLENFYRE. The level of expectation was set high with a line-up consisting of Hamish Glencross (guitar; MY DYING BRIDE), Scoot (bass; DOOM, EXTINCTION OF MANKIND), Adrian Erlandsson (drums; AT THE GATES, PARADISE LOST, THE HAUNTED), local friend Mully (second guitar) – and of course, Gregor on vocals (for the first time in his career!). Their debut, A Fragile King, was a reference to Gregor’s fathers’ (lost) battle with cancer; the harrowing, crusty death-doom found on the album was hailed as “a beast of a record” (Terrorizer UK) and “a sonic force that bites deep and hard” (Decibel). Simply put, A Fragile King is “old school to the bone” (Rock Hard Germany).

Two years and some exclusive live shows later, VALLENFYRE is pleased to announce that they will begin recording the follow-up to A Fragile King in January 2014 at God City Studio in Salem, MA. Produced by Kurt Ballou (CONVERGE, BLACK BREATH, NAILS), this currently untitled opus will see the crusty death-doom merchants take their sound to new extremes.

Gregor Mackintosh comments: "We were very pleased with our debut album as a dirty mix of all our earliest death, doom and crust influences. On the follow-up, we want to take this much further and develop our own niche. It will be a stench-ridden, grim, face-melter that will separate the men from the boys."

VALLENFYRE’s second album is scheduled for a worldwide release in April 2014 via Century Media Records. In case you missed A Fragile King, be sure to check out the music video for “Cathedrals Of Dread”.

Friday, November 1, 2013

Friday Night Dance Party - Halloween Weekend

OK - so even though it's officially November; this months Friday Night Dance Party is going to be Halloween themed. Hopefully many of you are still in a Halloween mood and are partying all weekend long! I've already rocked four different Halloween outfits in four different parties. I'm totally looking forward to another night of mischief making and general shenanigans! Let the Halloween Dance Party begin!!!

The Browning - Bloodlust
A creepy fantastic and totally bitchin' track! This is how to get a Halloween Party started! From last year's album Burn This World. Pick it up via: iTunes (with 2 bonus tracks)

Metallica - Until It Sleeps
Ok - it's Metallica. This is a win! James Hetfield at his most sexy! Creepy images. Kirk crucified.

Korn - Clowns
Because clowns and these freaking little placidly smiling dolls are scary as shite.

Tool - Stinkfist
Tool videos are disturbing. That is all.

Powerwolf - We Drink Your Blood
A more "classic" approach to horror and Halloween.

Meshuggah - Bleed
It's got bugs... creepy crawly bugs.

Beastwars - Dune
Blood Becomes Fire is just a gobsmacking album. This is the last album you'll need for your Halloween shenanigans. It just oozes evil. Listen to those riffs! Buy it directly from the band - this way THEY get the monies! Beastwars - Blood Becomes Fire

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