Aug 29, 2012
Twinkle Twinkle Little Rock Star brings you "Lullaby Version of Iron Maiden" available via Amazon.
Mp3 album is available for only $6.99 or a'la carte.
1. Run To The Hills
2. The Number Of The Beast
3. The Trooper
4. Hallowed Be Thy Name
5. Aces High
6. Fear Of The Dark
7. Wasted Years
8. Can I Play With Madness
9. Seventh Son Of A Seventh Son
10. Flight Of Icarus
11. 2 Minutes To Midnight
12. Where Eagles Dare
Aug 27, 2012
"What's a glory hole"? - asks Udo Dirkschneider.
This is one of the funniest interviews with the former Accept singer and the leader of U.D.O.
Ryan Roxie's All Excess TV show takes us on a short journey called "Hangin' with Udo".
You know it's gotta be good when the interviewer calls Udo's farts "mechanical in typical german fashion" and advises him not to wear the same gestapo hat the dude from Imperial State Electric wears, especially if combined with his camo uniform. During the interview Udo lets us in on a little secret of what seems to be his collectable hobby (you'll never guess).
Enjoy this one.
Aug 24, 2012
OK, so this guy doesn't quite know it, but he is wasting his talent on voice over animation and choir. With a vocal range of 10 octaves, he should be the next King Diamond.
However with the ability to hit the lowest note that only elephants (and I don't mean fat chicks) can hear, he should at least be joining a death metal band. He can hit the lowest note of G -7 (0.189 Hz).
Check out this dude's abilities in a video below.
Aug 23, 2012
File this under [highly unlikely]
According to The Gauntlet, a new black metal band has popped up on out radar recently called Campo Nero SS. The unsigned band isn't making waves because of the music, but where they claim to be from. The solo projects facebook page states that Campo Nero SS hails from the Vatican City, the same place the pontiff lives. We know the Vatican has had some issues of late with pedophile priest and butlers leaking classified documents, but a pro-nazi black metal band among the populous?
Could this all be a hoax? There have been metal monks, Gwar hails from Antartica and the Vatican looked the other way when the Nazi's slaughtered the Jews in the 40's.
Campo Nero SS is a solo project with Legionarivs handling all vocals and instruments. Can he be among the 800 people that currently reside in Città del Vaticano? The Gauntlet's own scribe, Brutal Brandy, lived in Vatican City for a time in the late 90's while attending a university in Rome and has told us of lots of metal fans who lived in the city. Brandy stated "I just remember living in a hostel and there were fliers for a parties that had metal bands play." So it could be plausible that this is real.
Aug 22, 2012
Aug 21, 2012
For those of you in
You can barely see the 5 year-old from behind the drum kid, but you can't deny that the little guy's impression of John Bonham is spot on. The other kids aren't bad either, although The Little Robert Plant steel needs to grow a bit. The band Jester kicked some serious ass doing their rendition of Rock'n Roll" as seen in the video below.
Aug 18, 2012
Canadian specialty TV network The Score recently spoke to Cannibal Corpse drummer Paul Mazurkiewicz and guitarist Rob Barrett, who are massive hockey fans. They talked about their muted expectations for their Buffalo Sabres, the upcoming season and Milan Lucic. You can watch the chat below.
"He must be back on drugs to think what he is saying makes any sense."
"Dave Mustaine is a fuckin' asshole"
"I don't need to berate Dave Mustaine to make him look like an asshole. He does fine just by opening his mouth. I just can't think of anything more ignorant or insensitive right of the top of my head."
"Megadeth sucks and Dave Mustaine is an embarrassment. All I can say about that is, Fuck you and the shitty band you rode in on, you ginger bastard."
"Mustaine is a prolapsed rectum."
What do you get when you combine Yanni, a field of sunflowers and growly vocals? A candidate for the Cheesiest Promo Video, of course. The band is called Crematory. And if the song titled “For Love” (from the album 'Awake' released in 1997) isn't metal enough for you, then get ready for the visual that comes along and naturally the lyrics like:
But I would never like to miss the feeling
Once I gave you my heart
And you treat it like your own flesh and blood
Emotions say more than thousand words
With you to the end of the world
To the end of our life
Neither death nor satan are
Capable of separating us
You are the enrichment of my life
You are the vitality of my life
My heart enflames at the sight of you
Enjoy this promo video.
Aug 17, 2012
If you live in San Fran area, and if you have a vast interest in vinyl records, especially if you are a collector, you might want to check out an event taking place this weekend.
Up for grabs are hundreds of records spanning from roughly 1980 to the early-1990's era of vinyl production disruption, including virtually every style of metal imaginable from heavy, hard, hair (glam), thrash, speed, sleaze, and everything in between, including some far-out regional private press pieces. Available at Amoeba Music's San Francisco.
The first wave to be presented for sale this weekend on Saturday, August 18th
It's hard to believe, but it has been 26 years since Poison gave us the classic "Look What The Cat Dragged In" album. I think it's time to update the cover to reflect what Bret Michaels, Rikki Rockett, Bobby Dall and C.C. DeVille look like in 2012 and give new fans a picture guide to the legend when scoping the band from the front row while looking at the original artwork.
Here is the updated version.
Aug 16, 2012
A chick slipped and injured herself and is now suing. Where have we heard this before? Very common, right? Not so fast! She slipped on a vomit, got pregnant and a tinnitus in her left ear while at a Whitesnake concert. Who would have thought? Drinking, drugs, fucking AND loud music at a rock concert?!? So out of place. This would be like Steve-o suing Johnny Knoxville for getting him to snort wasabi.
Lindy Butcher, 39, who claims that she was not drinking at the show, tells the paper, "It was horrifying, you don't expect to fall in someone's vomit." So now, she's suing the Newport, Wales, United Kingdom council because she was injured after slipping and falling in a puddle of vomit while attending the band's December 2011 concert in Newport.
The Newport council says they did what they could to prevent this incident. "It would appear the presence of vomit was reported to staff by a member of the public," a letter from Newport council's legal representatives said. "One of the bar staff tried to call for a cleaner. However, it was extremely busy in the bar and cafe areas. In the absence of any detail concerning the actual whereabouts of the vomit and with so many people in the bars, it was difficult to pinpoint immediately where the vomit was located."
According to Ultimate Classic Rock, after seven seasons ‘Gene Simmons Family Jewels’ has received its pink slip from the A&E Network. Gene milked it dry.
“For seven great seasons, Gene, Shannon, Nick and Sophie have been part of the A&E family, and we could not be more proud of the unparalleled run of ‘Gene Simmons Family Jewels,’” the network said in a statement originally issued exclusively to the Hollywood Reporter.
How about a new Reality TV show called "The Dual of the White Ryche"? A mash-up of two intertwining dramas concerning two split-in-two bands such as Queensryche and Great White. A great, boutique, very specific (mostly deranged) clientele oriented reality show.
Aug 15, 2012
During an August 7 performance at Fort Canning in Singapore, Mustaine, addressed the crowd after someone threw a shoe onstage. He told the person who threw the shoe "that's what happens when cousins fuck" and then launched into a brief rant against Obama, saying, "Back in my country, my president is trying to pass a gun ban, so he's staging all of these murders, like the 'Fast And Furious' thing down at the border; Aurora, Colorado, all the people that were killed there; and now the beautiful people at the Sikh temple."
He then told the crowd that he'd like to move to Singapore.
So according to Mustaine, you are constitutionally obligated to carry a gun to a movie theater and/or church. You know, in case you don't agree with the priest or the movie plot. I guess you can also take it with you to a concert, just in case somebody preaches on stage too much, and you just want to hear some music.
Columbian pharmaceutical company PLM has hired an advertising agency Proximity to come up with an advertisement for their new product, Sal de Frutas LUA (product that neutralizes stomach acidity). The agency's bold move was to create a print ad with the slogan "It ends with the heaviness" while portraying a metal band "Meatcore" inside a stomach.
A British man who has won a lottery equivalent to more than $232 million in US dollars vows to spend it in one place. He is going to lure the original Guns N’ Roses lineup to try to force a reunion.
Adrian Bayford, a 41-year-old music shop owner, told reporters that “I think I would just have to get Guns N’ Roses together – the original lineup, mind. I’m a real fan.”
My suggestion is tapping a Hollywood producer and blowing that money on a documentary. May as well turn his efforts into a bit of a comedic entertainment. That'd be pretty original, don't you think? Hey, at least we know there will be no cliffhanger at the end, unless Axhole kills the dude at the end.
Naturally, Bayford is not the first person who has offered Axhole a pile of cash to get the old band back together, it looks likely that Bayford’s efforts will fall short of his expectations. If he is a true fan and knows his fave band's history, he should know the outcome.
Hey, for $232 million, he should at least be able to get a blow job from the entire band.
Source: (Classic Rock Magazine)
Aug 14, 2012
According to InGoal Magazine, backup goaltender Chris Mason of the NHL hockey team Nashville Predators is set to debut his new mask, featuring another tribute to British heavy metal legends Iron Maiden in the shape of the band's mascot Eddie.
The design in question utilizes Eddie from the Egyptian-themed cover of Maiden’s "Powerslave" album, which also produced the single "Aces High" and corresponding Eddie included on Mason's 2011 Winnipeg Jets mask (shown below). Both covers were originally created originally by artist Derek Riggs, who inspired the mask's artist, Steve Nash of EyeCandyAir.
Aug 12, 2012
Marilyn Manson wrote the words "fuck you" over his mouth and chin while walking through security at Los Angeles International Airport on Friday, August 10.
The singer, who was wearing mirrored sunglasses, a black hat and a raincoat and was accompanied by his girlfriend, Lindsay Usich, scribbled the obscenity in black ink in an apparent failed attempt to keep paparazzi from taking photographs. I seriously thought he tried to draw a duckface (look at that 'c' in 'fuck') on his lips.
A witness who stood in the same line at the airport offered the following description of what transpired via the social news web site Reddit: "I just went through the LAX security line with Marilyn Manson. He had 'FUCK' scrawled in large letters across the bottom half of his face, with what appeared to be a grease pencil."
"As we each removed our boots in the security line, he kindly explained that it was not directed at me or anyone else in the airport, but rather at the paparazzi, so that they couldn't sell any photos of him that they took."
"He was really apologetic about it, and covered his mouth around young children while apologizing to their parents for exposing their child to profanity."
Check out article and more photos on Blabbermouth.
Aug 11, 2012
According to Blabbermouth, Sepultura frontman Derrick Green and ex-Sepultura drummer Jean Dolabella collaborated on a song for the ending credits in the "Scooby-Doo" animated television series. The track, entitled "Mysteries. Inc.!" was written by Dolabella and Doug Langdale and was recorded by Dolabella at Garage Studios in São Paulo, Brazil. It was then mixed by Augusto Nogueira at Pacific Studio in Belo Horizonte, Brazil.
Says Green, "What sucks is they used the same song with different vocals from the voice of one the characters in the cartoon and he sucks badly!!! Just saying."
Check out the clip below.
Aug 10, 2012
Now you have no excuse NOT to bring out a True Metalhead out of your new born. According to Blabbermouth, Twinkle Twinkle Little Rock Star, the company which creates "beautiful lullaby versions of your favorite artists," will release "Lullaby Versions Of Slayer" on August 14 via Roma Music Group.
"Lullaby Versions Of Slayer" track listing:
01. South Of Heaven
02. Seasons In The Abyss
03. Spill The Blood
04. World Painted Blood
05. Raining Blood
07. Skeletons Of Society
08. War Ensemble
09. Dead Skin Mask
10. Angel Of Death
11. Hell Awaits
12. Black Magic
Check out audio samples at Amazon.com.
Aug 8, 2012
Not a fan of Hatebreed here, but that does not mean that the ever ignorant and vastly right wing CNN can be allowed to simply mislabel them as white power, hatebreeding fascist band blaming them for spreading hate in leu of the recent Sikh massacre in Wisconsin. They placed them on list of "white power" bands whose names "defiantly express feelings of hate or violence."
Hatebreed tweeted earlier today:
"Again @CNN loses all respect. First they ignore the #FREERANDYBLYTHE story now they slander us. We demand a retraction & an apology. #hacks"
CNN responded with a pathetic attempt to straighten the error by removing the post and saying "A previous version of this commentary incorrectly included the band Hatebreed in a list of white power bands. Hatebreed is a self-described 'hardcore metal' band. CNN regrets the error."
C'mon douchebags, "self-described"? That means CNN is basically claiming that "according to the band…"
As suggested by one of the commenters on Blabbermouth, CNN should enlist the services of a resident metalhead. I totally agree.
Los Angeles death metallers Dia De Los Muertos are offering their "Satanico Dramatico" album for free via their website. Enjoy.
Aug 7, 2012
I may be a huge fan of Animals as Leaders, but I have never been able to express it as well as this dude does. Never thought this would work, but here is a recipe for success:
1. Take an awesome instrumental song like "An Infinite Regression" which opens AAL's "Weightless".
2. Add completely improvised lyrics using a good quality mic.
3. Express your love for the band without giving much thought to the words you say.
4. YouTube the shit and get on TrueMetalhead.com
Aug 2, 2012
There are many metal lyrics that sound great when sung or growled. Sometimes they suck when read out loud. Well, this is not the case, this is just as good when Chris Barnes sings it, or when it is recited in a poetic evening at a fine restaurant.
I came close to giving a fuck and wasting a buck on what is hailed as "the first black metal video game", but decided to not give into my satanic temptation and use some common sense. Actually I simply don't want to fall prey to this degrading trendiness that is know as black metal lately. This blog is full of news related to black metal and from a serious point, that is not a good thing, but I guess I do have something to write about. I don't want to contribute to the commercialization of this genre, especially that I still give a shit about what is most important, the music, but if you own an iProduct, head over to iTunes and download The First Black Metal video game, called Black Metal Man (blahfffff) at least it comes from Norway, black metal's marketing capital.
As you plug in your dollar, you'll be off on your journey in (I'm taking a guess here) a forest with simple one touch controls, 6 levels, Game Center leader boards and blah, blah, blah, enough hipster mojo to boost your way to the final level in which I assume you'll see the Black Metal Man make a necklace from skull pieces or light something on fire or I don't know what kids do these days, put on some Black Dahlia Murder, I don't know.
Vistit Sinsquid.com, the Norwegian dude's site that put this thing together. Novelty? Certainly not, this is kvlt as fvck.
You know black metal has reached a cultural "acceptance" when it is featured and ultimately poked fun of in TV commercials.
A corpse-painted, aging and allegedly known as "most dangerous band in the world" is seen veggying in a hotel room with the band's manager (who looks like a bus driver) complaining that their golfing equipment has been spotted at the airport, diminishing their public perception. 'How am I supposed to sell you guys as the most dangerous band in the world when you're seen schlepping golf clubs through the airport?'. The 30-second TV spot is devoid of any "dangerous" music, thus rendering the portrayal pathetic. Mind you, had music been used it would probably sound like Linkin Park.
Could we just go back to 1990 when black metal was exclusively for metal fans? Thank you.