“Swerve City” is yet another great album opener from Deftones. I’d say it’s one of my favorite tracks off Koi, which I really need to give more listens. The official video was released last week. Chino keeps busy between filming videos for these tracks and pumping out the Crosses and Palms new music. Respect the Mexican work ethic. Real recognize real.
Archive for the Metal Category
Tool released Undertow on April 6th, 1993, which was 20 years ago yesterday. The band has stayed true to their original sound and visuals that grabbed the attention of music fans decades ago and who continue to support the always unusual Maynard James Keenan and company. Their shows still sell out instantly, even when not releasing new music and given Maynard’s odd stage presence. Undertow had two singles, “Prison Sex” and “Sober”, which were successful in the mainstream with play on MTV and rock radio. Take a trip back to the early 90′s with a classic metal release.
Plenty of sites are buzzing about the follow up album from Kvelertak. SPIN has named it as the first Essential Metal Album of 2013. The Norwegian metalheads toured around the states last year and my record store guy was singing their praises like crazy, saying they had a Refused type feel in their live show. I was sold. It’s not for the faint of heart and is sure to make thy ears bleed. Meir was released this past Tuesday on Roadrunner Records. Keeping the scene alive!
Deftones pushed back their new album one week, but lucky for us, it leaked in advance. Still buy their seventh full length, Koi No Yokan, when it gets released next Tuesday. “Tempest” gave me some high expectations for Koi, but I don’t anticipate that being an issue. The Tones always have at least a few classics per album, with a few fillers. Check out the album’s official trailer that hit the web today.
Austin, Texas is the place to be this weekend. With headliners like Refused and Turbonegro on the Black Stage, this could have been my ultimate concert to attend, but sadly I didn’t make the journey down to TX. Fun Fun Fun Fest is going on and they made a huge mistake yesterday by having a 3-way dilemma for attendees. Refused were on at the same time as both A$AP Rocky and Girl Talk. That’s just mean. I would have been right up front for Refused though too, just like the kind soul who shot the below footage of the Swedes performing the classic “Rather Be Dead”.
Deftones are a few weeks away from releasing Koi No Yokan and this recently released single is a great sign of what to expect. I love when Chino and the boys do something a little more mellow, but manage to sneak in a scream or two. “Tempest” has all the elements of a great Deftones track. Enjoy the new album now, but buy it on November 13th.
We’re just two weeks away from the release of Manticore and Cradle Of Filth unleashed some visuals for another track off their new album. “Frost On Her Pillow” is my favorite of the leaked tracks so far. Dani has his new face paint, plenty of fire, a beautiful babe, and a plethora of evil imagery. Enjoy metalheads.
The Helsinki Vampires released their new album last week and I am finally getting around to checking it out. It’s the usual sound you’ve come to expect from The 69 Eyes, but unlike their last album, it’s good all the way thru. The monotone goth sound isn’t for everyone, but I’m a fan of these Finnish rockers. Check out X if you’re into haunting love songs with heavy guitars. Check out the first single “Red” below if you’re on the fence.
Cradle Of Filth unveiled the title track from their upcoming album the other day. It’s brutal, as expected. I’m hearing a lot of talk about Cradle returning to their old sound, but to me, they’ve never changed. It’s always intense metal with the unique range of vocals from Dani Filth. Manticore And Other Horrors is out on October 30th. Just in time for Hallow’s Eve.
Deftones are back for another album, coming out on November 13th, and are giving away a free download of the lead single “Leathers”. Stream the new combustion of greatness below and follow the link to get a free download from the band. I hope Crosses reappear, but always great to hear Chino screaming his head off in his original outlet. This is just as great as you would want from a new Deftones track to excite you about Koi No Yokan.
Cradle Of Filth return to their gnarliest form with a new track “For Your Vulgar Delectation”. It’s complete mayhem and not for the faint of heart. Cradle have a new album The Manticore And Other Horrors coming out on October 29th. A North American tour is likely to follow, which is always a great night at the Trocadero. Took me a few days to find a download for this one. Sorry 4 The Wait. MP3 download in the Cloud.
First H.I.M. return with a new track, now The 69 Eyes are releasing a new album. I feel like my hair should be long and I should be watching CKY4 all over again. The other Finnish goth-metal band that Bam Margera almost helped bring to the American mainstream are releasing X on October 9th in the states. Frontman Jyrki 69 provides some commentary while playing snippets of each song off the album. It sounds actually very good, but I’ve always liked their sound.
I have been wondering when these guys would put out some new music. H.I.M. aren’t releasing a new album, but do have a best of compilation in the works, due out in October. XX – Two Decades of Love Metal will feature 19 of their hits and this new cover of a 90′s song “Strange World”. It premiered tonight on a radio show in the U.K. It sounds just like mostly everything Ville Valo and company have pumped out. Always a fan.
The Turbojugend had a pretty actioned packed couple days going from one coast to the other here in America. Turbonegro played the House of Vans last Wednesday, followed by a closing performance at the FYF Festival in Los Angeles last night. They’ll be back for Fun Fun Fun along with Refused in November. Hopefully some additional dates get announced. Check out a 15-minute clip from their NYC show last week including the new track “I Got A Knife” along with the classics “All My Friends Are Dead”, “Back To Dungaree High”, “Get It On” and “I Got Erection”. Tony Sylvester helps keep deathpunk alive.
Deftones return to the area tonight with their show at the Susquehanna Bank Center in Camden. We can always anticipate a great show from Chino and the boys. I’m predicting they open with “Diamond Eyes”, but expect this classic to definitely be the second tune. Nothing like some “My Own Summer” to kick off your day.
This is completely unexpected, yet awesome. Mike Patton and Faith No More are doing some shows overseas. They’ve always been known to choose random songs to cover, whether it’s The Commodores or the Nestle jingle. This time, they’ve gone all out and covered the Jay-Z and Kanye West banger “Niggas In Paris”. It’s a short snippet, but worth the watch.
Austin, TX knows how to do music festivals and this year’s Fun Fun Fun Fest looks like another goodie. I feel like the Black Stage was made specifically to make me wish I was going to be in Texas from November 2nd – 4th. Refused. Turbonegro. Fucked Up. Wavves. I would be a pig in shit. The reunion of Run DMC is getting a lot of attention, but the real treat at that stage will be Girl Talk and A$AP Rocky. Even the comedy stage is thorough this year with David Cross, Eugene Mirman, and Doug Benson. Other notable performers: Paul Banks, Explosions In The Sky, Santigold, A Place To Bury Strangers, Bun B, De La Soul, Danny Brown, Rakim, Tanlines, Titus Andronicus, and Brendan Benson. FFF knows diversity.
So I might be a little late to this party, but Rob Zombie announced his plans to wirte, direct, and produce a motion picture about the 1970′s Philadelphia Flyers team better known as the Broad Street Bullies. After the popularity of the HBO documentary about the overly violent squad, it’s apparently time to take things to the next level. Zombie stated that the film will focus on the 1974 season where the Flyers won their first of back-to-back Stanley Cup victories. No word on when the Broad Street Bullies movie will be in theaters, but it is Zombie’s next project. After all horror movies, this will be an odd change of pace for the metalhead turned film director. If it’s one-tenth as gnarly as The Devil’s Rejects, this is going to be a local favorite.
Turbonegro released Sexual Harassment last week via digital download and the physical copies will be following soon. I got to catch some of their listening party performances that were live streaming online and have to admit that Tony Sylvester is making Turbojugend proud up there on stage. Dude is a beast. Still not Hank, but can growl out the classics and these new tunes like a true Denim Demon. Check out the album opener “I Got A Knife”.
The King returned this past weekend at the Sweden Rock Festival. After battling with a triple bypass surgery, King Diamond has finally decided to get back on stage and from the looks of it, he’s been marinating. King will likely either announce a new album or some major tour dates once he’s done with the couple summer festivals he’s signed on for. The States have been waiting for way too long. Get over here, ya goth pig!
“Halloween” at the Sweden Rock Festival on June 9th, 2012
“The Family Ghost” at the Sweden Rock Festival on June 9th, 2012