Aug 31, 2013

Best of August Metal Memes

Ted Nugent's Wife Arrested for Gun Possession at the Airport

Not sure if she forgot her meds or brains at home, but Uncle Ted's wife (Aunt Shemane) thought it was a good idea to bring her firearm to the airport. Surely if Ted was with her, TSA would have waved them on, but Ted was out taking care of bears in the nature and his mistress must not have flown solo in the past 12 years.

Read story at Ultimate Classic Rock

Aug 25, 2013

Hand-Fart Cover of Gojira

Aug 22, 2013

Weird Al Shreds

Aug 21, 2013

Founding Member of Cannibal Corpse is a Golf Instructor

Gotta admit, just as this surprised the editors at Metal Injection, this was unknown to me, but I just found out that a founding member of Cannibal Corpse, guitarist Bob Rusey, has been a golf instructor ever since he was let go of the band in 1993 following the release of “Tomb of the Mutilated”.

Rusey is a member of the United States Golf Teachers Federation and has his own profile which states:
“In junior high school I had discovered "music" and the power and exhiliration of a live performance. Shortly after reaching high school, I was playing in a band and by graduation time I had signed with a major recording label and were were on our way.
In the course of eight years, we had put together three full-length albums and toured the United States, Europe, Mexico, and Canada several times and we were featured in the movie "Ace Ventura, Pet Detective.”

Hehe, he doesn't mention the name of the band, I gotta feeling the students would keep an eye on him more so than on the golf ball.

Check out Bob in studio with the rest of the band during Butchered at Birth recording session:

Aug 18, 2013

Metal Rebus 01

Aug 17, 2013

New Dream Theater Album Influenced by BTBAM, Animals as Leaders and Periphery

According to John Petrucci, the new Dream Theater Album has been “Influenced and Shaped” by the likes of Between the Buried and Me, Periphery and Animals as Leaders.
In his own words Petrucci recently stated “…I think that without naming a specific band, there is a whole wave of younger bands that are in the prog vein. There is Periphery, Between the Buried and Me, Animals As Leaders — bands like that are doing stuff where you hear it and you are like, ‘Wow, that’s amazing! That was intense!’ You can’t help but have that seep into your subconscious, you know? In that sense, anything you hear that you like the sound of becomes an influence and shapes who you are as a musician writing music.”

Say what you will about Dream Theater, but when was the last time you remember seasoned veteran, especially one of Petrucci's caliber, admitting that a much younger generation of musicians has been a major influence on their music?

I'd be surprised to hear any musician born after 1980 who signed a contract with even a minor label, who spends any time listening to anybody else's music, let alone give credit to a new generation.

Now, I'm not sure how much true “influence” might any of these bands been on the sound of new DT album, but I'm now waiting even more impatiently.

New Dream Theater album, simply titled “Dream Theater” is scheduled to be released on September 24 via Roadrunner.

Slayer Logo Confused With Hate Crime Graffiti

According to Amanda Lindner of, a spraypainted Slayer logo at a park in Long Island, New York was was confused with a hate crime symbol Tuesday night (August 13).

One of the buildings at Wicks Park in Commack was marked with black graffiti consisting of the word "Slayer" and a pentagram.
After a resident called in the incident, police were initially investigating the vandalism as a hate crime but quickly realized they were on the wrong track.

I'm not sure I agree it's a hate crime, but I would classify the band continuing without Jeff as crime, for sure.

Read more at Blabbermouth

Aug 15, 2013

"Blow Your Trumpet, Gabriel" is a Title of a New Behemoth Song. I shit You NOT!

Behemoth debuted a brand new song from their tenth release entitled "The Satanist" (coming in 2014) at the Rock Festival in Gävle, Sweden. While the song "Blow Your Trumpet, Gabriel" isn't in the same vain as Pink Floyd's "Careful With That Axe, Eugene", the choice of radical title raises some eyebrows and certainly points to a new era of Behemoth. Song itself is slow (tempo does pick up though) and doomy and as Nergal described it, "it's a monster, killer and very emotional", he added, "think of Burzum meets New Order meets Killing Joke.

According to Nergal, inspiration for the album comes from his 5-month long battle with leukaemia which he overcame in January 2011. "I'm way more radical than I used to be."

Check out the song below.

Aug 13, 2013

Satan Watches Over You

Cage Against the Machine

Motley Crue Dive Bomb Fucks Up Pitcher's Throwing Attempt

Intro to Motley Crue's "Kickstart My Heart" totally throws off pitcher J.J. Putz, causing him so spike the ball against the mound during a game between Arizona Diamondbacks and New York Mets. What's even funnier is the commentators, who thought it was a sound of a cow mooing. I guess there is no life outside of baseball. See for yourself.

Aug 9, 2013

Metal Impersonations by Jim Breuer

If metal musicians were making shows for children, they'd likely make even the most boring kid's shows fairly entertaining. Enter the world of Jim Breuer and his impersonations of Metallica, Ozzy Osborne and AC/DC.

Carcass - Heartwork (Metal Spoken Word)

So provocative, you'll be brought to tears.

Totally Insane Circle Pit

ABCs of Metal

He totally nailed the Finnish Folk Metal, Grindcore, and Industrial Metal. Only a couple of lame ones involving cats.

Donations Pour in After Deicide Plays PBS

When you're starting out you have to take shows where you can find them.

Aug 6, 2013

True Pasta for True Blackmetallers

Aug 4, 2013

Obituary Funds New Album in Less Than 24 Hours Via Kickstarter

In what seems to be a new trend in the digital age, Obituary became another successful band who launched a Kickstarter campaign to raise money for the upcoming album.

Band statement reads:

"You guys made this happen, and you did it in less than a day! All of the rewards you pledged for are yours, and we can't wait to see the hats in the crowd as we tour for the new album!

We have been, and will continue to read through all of your comments, suggestions and tweets (@obituarytheband). To be honest, it was pretty damn scary to push the button on this campaign...we had no idea what the feedback would be, we never expected so much so fast, and the support and encouragement you guys have shown blows us away.

We will have another update on Monday morning about the stretch goals. It will include the whole story behind the Morrisound Documentary, and we can tell you right now...any true Obituary fan is gonna be excited to see this thing!"

I for one, am very glad that bands are finding new ways to fund their recording projects. If this keeps up, the old-schoolers better stop complaining about the death of music and get on with the times.

Aug 3, 2013

New Jazz-Metal Album to Feature 14 String Guitar

Felix Martin is releasing an album in the fall, "The Scenic Album", to feature his custom built 14 string guitar. Apparently he usually uses two 7-string guitars with one wide neck, but recently finished his "Jazz-Metal Machine", a 2 neck guitar that combines an 8-string and a traditional 6-string and features Seymour Duncan’s first ever 8-string jazz pickups.

Sounds kind of like a jazzier Buckethead. Full video for Tango can be seen here.

Aug 1, 2013

This Guitar Percussion Cover of Megadeth is the Weirdest Thing You've Seen this Month

Sam Westphalen has made his debut on TrueMetalhead with his bizarre Slayer cover of Seasons in the Abyss. This time, he is back performing Megadeth's "Killing is my business" in the studio at the Australian Institute of Music. If you visit Sam's YouTube profile, you can check out other weird, but strangely awesome and dare I say 'original' Guitar Percussion covers of other metal bands.

This One Arm Guitarist is So Fuckin' Badass

Quick! Name a metal band from Montana.
Still thinking? Next time, I want the name MahaMawaldi to come to the top of your list.
I have never heard anyone this committed to metal. EVER!
The guitar player has only one arm, but he shreds the fretboard like a motherfucker.
The band's fans are equally cool. I'm as impressed as I was with Frank Memolo and his one-handed Machine Head Bass Audition.

Check out the band below.

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