Sep 29, 2013
I bet you didn't think it was possible, but in Poland, an unknown dance trio can become famous by twerking to Behemoth music playing in the background. Talk about role reversal.
Global Post reports that 52-year old Indonesian politician Joko Widodo has quickly risen to the top of opinion polls as a figure regarded as outside the establishment.
"I listen to loud metal songs, from Metallica to Led Zeppelin, to Napalm Death... because rock is my passion," the skinny governor of the Indonesian capital, popularly known as "Jokowi", told AFP ahead of Metallica concert where he spends time among people, not a usual task for a politician.
The city chief's laid-back demeanour hides a potent political force and is part of the down-to-earth charm that has captivated the nation and shaken up a political arena dominated by aloof figures from the era of dictator Suharto.
Just one year after being elected, the man who was born in a riverbank slum is favourite to become Indonesia's next president at elections in 2014, despite not having declared his candidacy.
"He is different from other powerful figures who don't care about ordinary people," 32-year old concert-goer Rizqi Widyasari told AFP, echoing the sentiments of many who are delighted to have a leader with the common touch.
There are also signs that Widodo does not really want to become president and spend his days surrounded by the country's most powerful people. At the Metallica concert last month in Jakarta, he looked distinctly uncomfortable mingling with the rich and powerful in the VIP area -- and insisted he would prefer to be among the crowd. Widodo owns a bass guitar signed by Metallica.
Sep 25, 2013
Time to reach into the Immortal meme vault and see what comes out:
Kind of worn out from that, I think I'll check out the new Burzum now...
Sep 24, 2013
It's called "In the Minds of Evil" and it will unleash it's ungodly power on November 25th in Europe and November 26th in North America via Century Media.
Hey dude. You clicked on it. What'd you expect?
I won't fluff any spoilers your way, I just wanna say that I have a new level of appreciation for Devin.
I'm sure his groupie action (that night) was somewhat diminished after telling everyone that he has hemorrhoids.
When we were growing up, metal consisted of a guitar, bass, drums and vocals.
Later on we got the twin guitar action. I'd say majority of new aspiring guitar players started learning their craft by plugging along to Deep Purple's "Smoke on the Water".
It's nice to see that the tradition continues, but the twin guitars have been traded for.. twin harps, and the typically ugly metal musicians have been swapped out for some smoking hot vixens. What's not to like?
Check out Camille and Kennerly as they cover the timeless Deep Purple classic. Not the first time the Harp Twins have appeared on True Metalhead, and certainly not the last.
Go to Google Maps and search for: Denisov District, Kostanay Province, Kazakhstan.
This might just be your new favorite place to visit.
Sep 22, 2013
Apple should take note of this and next time they update their ringtones, they should replace the famous Marimba one with this gem, “The Destroyer of the Universe”.
Sep 19, 2013
Nothing to add, just watch and enjoy.
Sep 15, 2013
If you like playing the flute, Rock Therapists Alice Cooper will set you straight.
It just begs for that famous Simpsons line, "Does Lydia come with the
Sep 11, 2013
Fine line between National Geographics and Black Metal can be crossed with a simple mode change from CMYK to Greyscale in Photoshop. OK, I did play with the contrast a bit. You just have to.
We've known for some time that Weston Coppola Cage, Nicolas Cage's son, is a black metal musician, but he also recently revealed that his Hollywood star father is indeed a fan of black metal. It wasn't just a meme after all.
While chatting with Illogical Contraption, Weston singled out Darkthrone and Satyricon as his dad's personal favorites, saying that the "Ghost Rider" star admires the genre's honesty.
“He's really appreciated that sort of music,” young Cage said. "Him and I have had conversation about black metal before. At first he was like 'What does it promote?' and I just gave him an idea of what we're trying to do and he said 'Well that sounds very honest.' He likes Darkthrone and he likes Satyricon as well," he concluded.
Weston was a member of Eyes of Noctum, a black metal act based in LA and is currently working on a solo project called Allone.
Sep 9, 2013
Machine Head's frontman Rob Flynn used Facebook to poke fun at the latest Avenged Sevenfold album “Hail to the King”, calling it a “cover's album”, insisting that the band used famous metal albums of the 90s as a blueprint for their latest release.
Here's what Rob had to say on Facebook:
“Congratulations to Avenged Sevenfold on their latest "covers album" coming in at #1, who knew that re-recording Metallica, Guns N Roses, and Megadeth songs could be such a worldwide hit!!?? Ba-dap Psssssss!!
I'm on fire!!
In case you've been living under a rock, Avenged came in at #1 in multiple countries throughout the world. I'm happy for them. Good band. And while I like the new record, and really dug the last record "Nightmare", hopefully we're all coming down from our post-orgasmic #1-album-bliss, because it's time to call a spade a spade!! It's time to poke a little fun at A7X, cause there's some blatant jackery goin' on there wiggas!!
So here are my top 10 jokes about the new Avenged Sevenfold record:
10) Avenged Sevenfold - "Now with even MORE Metallica"
9) Avenged Sevenfold to change name to "Sad But Two"
Number of "spurting penises" drawn on Avenged logos suddenly skyrockets
7) Eyeliner sales skyrocket as thousands of heartbroken goth girls realize "Hail To The King" is actually "that ugly AC/DC bands song 'Thunderstruck'"
6) After hearing "Heretic", Dave Mustaine flips out, blames Obama, Metallica and UFO's for the A7X stealing "Symphony Of Destruction".
5) After seeing how much success the band Bush had stealing other band names for song titles, A7X decided to steal "In Flames" for latest chorus. Future chorus lyrics include "Tr-vi-um" and "Kill-switch En-gage"
4) Upon hearing latest album, Lars Ulrich goes all gangsta, breaks bottle of Dom Perignon on M. Shadows head, while his 11ft girlfriend put Shadows in headlock, as he screams in Shadows face, "You're gonna rip off St. Anger next right, HUH? You're gonna rip off St Anger NEXT RIGHT? HUH, HUH, HUH!!"
3) "Black album" sales skyrocket as fans realise where new songs came from.
2) After hearing Avenged's Guns N Roses cover "Doing Time", Axl actually calls Slash, says, "Dude, What The Fuck?!"
1) And the #1 joke about the new Avenged Sevenfold album: Avenged Sevenfold release statement that they're NOT ripping off Metallica, announce side project with Lou Reed.
Hard to argue with Rob, knowing the new Avenged 7x sold more than 159,000 copies in it's first week in US alone and the thing sounds like this:
Sep 5, 2013
Unlike Canadian government which recently declared war on ALL independent artists, by increasing foreign performer fees (taxes) to levels unbearable for most musicians, after careful studying of Lamb of God lyrics, Malaysian authorities accused the Grammy-nominated Virginians of being blasphemous.
The band was scheduled to perform at a concert hall in Kuala Lumpur on Sept. 28, but the Communications and Multimedia Ministry said late Wednesday it would not issue a permit because the performance could infringe on Malaysia's religious sensitivities and cultural values.
The decision comes after the government-run Department of Islamic Development last week said the group's work could lead Muslims astray, partly because the band has been known to mix excerpts from the Qur’an, Islam's holy book, with heavy metal music.
The band posted a statement on its Facebook page saying it would continue with other shows this month in New Zealand, Australia and Thailand.
"It is very evident (and a bit frustrating) that the groups, parties and powers that have taken the most offence to our music and lyrics, have themselves only made a passing glance at the content and meanings of those songs," the statement said, adding that more than 1,500 tickets had been sold in Malaysia.
Read more at Vancouver Sun.
OK, let's be fair. The band was not featured, but CoF music has.
Episode 1002 of German soap called Lindenstraße features a troubled kid (wait ’til the dad finds a copy of “Die Satanische Bibel”) who listens to Cradle of Filth. Check out a short clip below.