Dec 31, 2013

In 1980, Venom Received the Most Priceless Rejection Letter from EMI

Venom was never a particularly skilled or talented band, and the rejection letter they received from EMI could not be telling them the truth in a more subtle way.
I'm so glad the boys were persistent.

If there ever was a picture that was worth a thousand words, this has to be it!

Posted by Metal Injection

Dec 29, 2013

Metal Rebus 02

Dec 25, 2013

Round Up of Ugly Christmas Metal Sweaters

Dec 22, 2013

Merry Christmas from Your Pal Glen Benton

Dec 19, 2013

Tom Araya Sings Scorpions Blackout

I bet you've never seen Tom Araya on stage without his bass, much less singing anything other than Slayer's own tunes. So here is a rare look at Tom Araya circa 1982 singing Scorpions “Blackout” sans bass guitar.

What's even better is that the accompanying band is what was to become Bloodcum few years later, a band featuring Tom's brother John on guitar.

Found on: MetalSucks

Art by: Seal of Metatron

'Thrashing Through The Snow' Is The Greatest Thing Megadeth (Almost) Did in the Last Decade. Sarcasm Removed

When you think of the greatest Mustaine and Co. establishments, you’d have to go back to early 90's to find much of an inspiration, as the latest eyesore “Super Cock Slider” is proof positive that once you derail your train of consequences, you should just stick to re-releasing greatest hits and writing books about drugs and groupies.

So when I heard of “Thrashing Through the Snow”, I actually thought Megadaves released an Xmas album, and while that would not surprise me in the least, the fact that the spoof of xmas portrayed by Megadeth aired on Jimmy Kimmel and was actually quite funny.

Grab some eggnog and crank it up. It's a blast to see the band dressed in Christmas sweaters playing Frosty the Snowman, Little Drummer Boy and the likes.

Periphery Covered on Piano and Drums is Ultra Badass

Check out this instrumental cover of Periphery's “Make Total Destroy” off their 2012 album “Periphery II, This Time Its Personal”, performed and recorded in the Berklee College of Music studios by two members of the Berklee-based Progressive Metal band, Zombie Frogs, Joey Izzo - Piano and Erik Huang - Drums. The guys are huge fans of Periphery and with skills like this, how could you not want to check out more of their stuff?

Dec 15, 2013

Cemetery Gates With One Hand on Fretboard, Another on Keyboard

December 8 is the infamous date that marks the death of Dimebag Darrell.
It's simply impossible to turn away from Gabriel Guardian's guitar and piano cover of Pantera's Cemetery Gates. You can easily see why Dimebag was such an influence on this guy.

Source: Metal Injection

Image by Drinkemalll

Dec 8, 2013

Hey McFly?

Dec 5, 2013

Grampa Tom Araya Interviewed by 12-Year Old Girls

This is by far the best interview series on the internet. Hands down the two girls are the greatest interviewers on earth! They're not afraid to talk to the likes of Slayer frontman Tom Araya. I bet old dudes like this, who should be wearing hearing aids must be really ancient to 12 years olds.
Take a look at the old Tom and listen to the classic questions by Olivia and Connie as Kids Interview Bands below.

Image vy: Beyond Creation

Dec 3, 2013

Jim Carrey Talks About Napalm Death

OK, so the metal nerd in me wants to say, "fuck that, Napalm Death is not thrash", but there is that other part of me that will never forget Jim Carrey singing with Cannibal Corpse in Ace Ventura. While I thought that during the movie, Hollywood enhanced his vocals, I now must admit I was wrong, and now I think he missed his chance, 'cause with those snarls, he'd make a helluva growler.

Nov 30, 2013

Heavy Metal License Plates

Unoriginal Tunisian German Rapper Steals Black Metal Themes to Make Gold Records

News of an ordinary, talentless rapper stealing bits of somebody else's music is about as fresh as sour milk wrapped in a shitty diaper, but when the same gangsta notoriously rips off the same band, we've got a problem.

In a recent post found on Blabbermouth, German rapper Bushido (real name: Anis Mohamed Youssef Ferchichi), for the second time in six years, is accused of having stolen music from the black metal band Dimmu Borgir, this time for his new song "Leben Und Tod Des Kenneth Glöckler" (English-language translation: "Life And Death Of Kenneth Glöckler").
Bushido's track — which will appear on his upcoming album "Sonny Black" (due in February 2014) — clearly borrows the musical theme from the Dimmu Borgir song "Dimmu Borgir", which is featured on the Norwegian group's 2010 CD "Abrahadabra".

Problem is, Bushido isn't even bothering to cover his stolen tracks, as pretty much all his song contains is the sample of the lifted choir and a beatbox with a freaky german rapping spiel.

Hope this time Dimmu Borgir sues and wins!

Check out both tracks below and compare:
(BTW, as of this post, 6,489,030 views of the rapper's shit cover of Dimmu (released on November 22, 2013 and only 183,572 views of Dimmu's song (released back in 2010).

Nov 26, 2013

Behind the Stage Look at Steel Panther's Party Like Tomorrow Is The End Of The World

Wow! This is how the magic happens.
The Steve-O comment was priceless.

Nov 17, 2013

Disney Radio Version of Necrophagist - Stabwound

Andy Rehfeldt's Radio-Friendly Disney covers are an endless supply of fun.
His recent cover of Necrophagist is no different. What a talent!

Add 'Death Metal Angola' to Your Must Watch List

The award-winning documentary "Death Metal Angola" has just opened at the DOC NYC film festival, which runs November 14-21 at IFC Center and SVA Theater in New York.

Following nearly 40 years of unrelenting war — with every attendant horror — peace and reconstruction are slowly arriving to Angola. Damaged first by the war for independence from Portugal, Angola was then ripped apart by a devastating civil war that orphaned thousands of children. Huambo, Angola's second largest city, finds 55 of these children in the Okutiuka orphanage under the care of Sonia Ferreira. Sonia's boyfriend, Wilker Flores, is a death metal guitarist who uses the brutal sounds and rhythms of this hardcore music as a path to healing, or, as Sonia says, "to clear out the debris from all these years of war."

"Death Metal Angola" tracks Wilker and Sonia's dream — to stage Angola's first-ever national rock concert, bringing together members from different strands of the Angolan hardcore scene from different provinces — as it unfolds in fits and starts against the bombed out and mined backdrop of the formerly stately Huambo. Rubble and deconstructed spaces provide scenic reminders of why hardcore music has gained a foothold.

Visit www.deathmetalangola.orgsee more at Blabbermouth and watch the trailer below.

Nov 16, 2013

Brief History of Corpse Paint

Animated. Short. Awesome.

Arthur Brown - Fire
Alice Cooper - School's Out
KISS - Detroit Rock City
Misfits - Hatebreeders
Mercyful Fate - A Dangerous Meeting
Hellhammer - Messiah
Sarcofago - Satanas
Mayhem - Freezing Moon
Darkthrone - Transilvanian Hunger
Immortal - Unsilent Storms in the North Abyss
Gorgoroth - Gorgoroth
1349 - I Am Abomination

Primitive but Cool Acoustic Cover of Lamb of God

Metalheads can be fairly resourceful. There are difinitely no triggers used in this version of Lamb of God's “Redneck”.

Nov 12, 2013

Have You Ever Been in a Mosh Pit?

Is Rdio Screwing with My Kid?

So my daughter likes a lot of symphonic metal. She has an account with Rdio and recently, when playing a symphonic metal station, she came along these three songs in a row.
What the hell is their algorithm? Bands-with-female-singers-that-end-in-'ica'?

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Death Metal Pizza

Before you label Texas as country hot bed, remember that there is an astonishing number of metal giants born in that state. Spastic Ink, Absu, Hellyeah, Watchtower and of course Pantera come to mind.

You've got to have a supportive scene full of die-hard metalheads to sport a Death Metal Pizza joint in the heart of Austin.

Enter Hoeks Death Metal Pizza. First opened in 1992, the place offers a wide variety of pizza that is sure to please everyone. Pick a signature pizza, with an awe inspired name, or create a masterpiece of your own. Check out their calendar to catch some local death metal bands on their outdoor stage.

Visit Hoeks Death Metal Pizza and order a pie.

Metalheads Have a Low Self-Esteem

Before your likely explosion of butthurt, read on, would you?

A study by Westminster University has attempted to find out what makes metal aficionados tick.
Psychologist Viren Swami asked 219 women and 195 men living in the UK to fill out surveys about their personality after listening to and rating 10 heavy metal tracks.

Study found that most metal fans have a strong need to be individual.
The lower self-esteem was linked to negative attitudes towards authority.
Earlier research found that metal fans have many personality traits in common with those who enjoy classical music.

By matching music preference to the personality traits, Professor Swami found that ‘openness to experience’ was a major factor in enjoying heavy metal.

Perhaps more surprising however, was the fact that those with a strong preference for metal were more likely to have lower self-esteem.
Metal heads also had a higher-than-average need for uniqueness, and lower-than-average levels of religiosity.
‘It is possible that this association is driven by underlying attitudes towards authority, which may include religious authorities,’ said the authors of the study.

A separate study by Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh found that lovers of heavy metal and classical music have very similar personality traits.
Unlike the Westminster University study, it found that both types tend to be creative, at ease with themselves and introverted.

Read more at Daily Mail.

Watch James Hetfield Jam Enter Sandman with Kids for Charity

James Hetfield on stage with lots of kids jamming to Enter Sandman for Dinner for "Little Kids Rock" charity in Menlo Park, CA. The solo is really good, hehe.

Lifted from Metal Injection

Lars Ulrich is a Belieber

Justin Bieber is a self-professed Metallica superfan, and even posted a cover of the group's song "Fade to Black" online earlier this year. In case you caught the cover on YouTube before the video was taken down and whoever posted it was publicly crucified, Bieber mumbles some words for about 15 seconds, and somebody assumed it was a timeless Metallica cover.

Well, that someone turned out to be Lars Ulrich himself, who would like repay Bieber's for the exposure and now him and James Hetfield claim that "Are we Beliebers? Yes."

Ulrich added, "I think the kid's really talented (what?!?!) and obviously to go through what he's going through (puberty?) at that early age must be a mindfuck (please don't swear around children Lars). So the fact that he still goes out there and does it, I admire that, and I think he's super talented (again - WHAT?!?), so I guess I am kind of a Belieber." Bassist Robert Trujillo continues the Bieber lovefest, saying, "As long as he stays out of trouble, I'll be a Belieber." Kirk couldn't be reached for a comment. He was too busy learning Bieber's tablature for the next "Garage Days" album.

Rappers Review Ghost "Year Zero"

We all know that rap rhymes with... uhmm, awesome, so how about a look at metal from a rapper's point of view?

A bunch of talented rappers analyze the promo video for Ghost's (Ghost B.C. in USA) "Year Zero" from 2013 Infestissumam and I can't help but wonder if these nerdy dudes have ever seen a naked woman in their lives, because when the boobs appear at 1:22 of the clip, they harmoniously cheer, giggle and just about have a heart attack.

My fave? "Is this allowed to be on YouTube?" You can also tell that music knowledge is not a prerequisite to become a rapper as they're not paying any attention to the sounds and only resort to completely unfunny commentary about the visual aspect of the song. Wait a minute... I just analyzed a group of dudes analyzing a video and comparing tits to cake. What the Fuck!?!

Found on Metal Injection.

Unholy Renditions of Christmas Classics by Hate Eternal Bassist

Forget all about Twisted Sister's "Twisted Christmas".
This holiday season already has a soundtrack. Hate Eternal bassist J.J. Hrubovcak brings you his Death Metal renditions of some of your favorite holiday classics such as "We Three Kings" and "God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen", in a "Hellish Renditions of Christmas Classics". But before you roll your eyes and shake your head in disapproval, take my word for it. Based on a sample, this is actually pretty good.

The short EP of xmas epics is composed and produced by J.J. with vocals and artwork by brother/Monstrosity vocalist Mike Hrubovcak, the album was engineered by Hate Eternal mastermind Erik Rutan and J.J., mixed and mastered by Brian Elliott at Mana Recording Studios in St. Petersburg, and boasts five deformed Christmas classics.

J.J. states: "Far from a campy holiday metal record, "Hellish Renditions Of Christmas Classics" comes replete with updated arrangements, blast beats, double bass drum battery, hellbound guitar solos and new lyrics with a purpose. A death metal record first and Christmas album second, the themes of the hymns were used as a foundation for the music and can mostly be heard in the right channel. Everything else was built around the theme -- solo sections, intros, outros, harmonies, etc. It was important from the start that this album not be a joke, but a serious record that could survive outside of the Christmas season and thus the resulting symphony of sickness."

The track listing is as follows:

1. Unrest For Melancholy Men (God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen)
2. Earthen Kings (We Three Kings)
3. Nutracker: Dance Of The Sugar Plum Fairy
4. Greensleeves
5. O Come, O Come, Azrael (O Come, O Come, Emmanuel)

Found on Metal Underground

Animated Van Halen Unite Jews, Christians And Muslims In South Park

Van Halen get the animation treatment during new episode of South Park titled 'Ginger Cow'. In the episode Cartman pulls off a prank that brings the leaders of the world's major religions to the tiny town of South Park to witness a Biblical prophecy that has been fulfilled.

While you can't watch it on YouTube any more, (because of religious conflicts or copyright, I don't know) you might be able to see the episode in all it's 3D glory on Canadian MuchMusic here.

Found on Brave Words.

You Learn More About Your Fave Bands When 12-Year-Olds Conduct Interviews

When your favourite blog or podcast interviews a band, you can pretty much expect a similar array of questions. Things get more predictable than your average Steven Seagal movie.

When a bunch of 12-year-old girls ask someone like Mille Petrozza of Kreator bunch of questions, things get unpredictable and funny at times. Two 12-year-old girls from "Kids Interview Bands" (which apparently translates pretty much the same way into German) ask very original and unintentionally funny questions and stump Mille in the process.

In a way, you learn a lot more about your fave bands when pre-teens ask questions. Now if only they would approach Cannibal Corpse or Gorgoroth.

Dave Lombardo's Performance with an Orchestra Will Give You Goosebumps

If this doesn't give you goosebumps, then fast forward to 1:40 as Dave Lombardo pounds the skins with The Golden State Pops Orchestra.
Man this song would make an awesome intro. Be sure to listen to the whole thing.
Fuck Slayer, I'm listening to classical from now on.

Also, I can't help this, but to me Dave looks like a younger Al Pacino here!

Nov 7, 2013

If You Smell Like Bret Michaels, You Will Get Some "Sexy Time"...

...with a farm animal that likes douchbags who smell like sweaty bandanas dipped in Preparation H.
At least that is the type of delusion that has led that tranny, Bret Michaels to launch his own line of cologne, Roses & Thorns. If you want to get your hands on such poison, go to… nah, fuck it. Nobody needs this, so don't subject a lady to that stench.

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