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.
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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
So what if I’m a goth pig and love me some Turbonegro. Tony Sylvester may not be Hank Von Helvette, but he’s carrying the torch for the Turbojugend and bringing the Deathpunk gods into yet another decade of music. The lead single for Sexual Harassment received the visual treatment and it’s obvious the boys are still total hunks and dominating the Europe scene. With festival dates all summer, hopefully they will hit stateside in the fall. Sylvester may have worms, but I got erection.
When Nick Oliveri isn’t involved in a SWAT standoff or performing naked, he’s busy making gnarly music. The former Kyuss & QOTSA bassist has been recording as Mondo Generator since his departure and reteamed with the frontmen of his former bands on his latest album, Hell Comes To Your Heart. Stream the track below. Glad to see that Oliveri and Josh Homme have smoothed things over enough to work together. Some of those QOTSA tracks that Oliveri sang on are still some of my favorites.
For a band named after some brutal, unsolved murders in Finland, Children Of Bodom do seem to have fun when it comes to cover tracks. They’ve done Alice Cooper, The Ramones, Britney Spears, and Eddie Murphy in the past. For their upcoming Holiday At Lake Bodom release, they’re including a cover of the 80’s hit “Jessie’s Girl” and their take on the Dropkick Murphy’s track “I’m Shipping Up To Boston”. It’s getting high praise, Nick Cage.
Tickets went on sale today for the System Of A Down show with Deftones in Camden. I snagged a four-pack yesterday during the presale. I would expect that this will sell out today, but I could be wrong. I remember SOAD being huge, but has their fanbase moved on? I’m not sure. I hope both them and Deftones play full sets. I would hate for Deftones to be limited on how long they can perform and have to cut out some classics from their setlist. Here’s the first track that I was introduced to from System, “Sugar”. It was on my Greggy metal mix CD back in high school. Throwback indeed.
Turbonegro debuted the first new track since the Tony Sylvester takeover on vocals. The track premiered on a BBC1 radio show. I want to like it so bad, but I still am missing Hank. I have to stop thinking of it as a change, and start viewing it as an evolution of Turbonegro. It’s definitely still the same band though. With titles like “You Give Me Worms” and “Shake Your Shit Machine”, I am sure I will find a way to get into the new material. In due time.
It appears Coheed And Cambria are testing out a cover of the Gotye hit “Somebody That I Used To Know”. Immediately sparked my interest. Stellar drumming, especially at the chorus. What did you expect with Eppard? Makes me want to catch them live again.
The return of Dethklok is upon us. Adult Swim brought back Metalocalypse for Season 4 last night with the premiere of “Fanklok”. Nathan Explosion falls in love with a groupie? Expect something brutal to happen.
Holy fuck. Talk about a great summer show. August 2nd we will get to see System Of A Down return to touring, with the Susquehanna Bank Center kicking off a 9-date tour with Deftones. I could shit myself I’m so excited about this announcement. Tickets go on sale May 4th thru LiveNation. Expect a quick sell out for this considering SOAD have been off the radar for the most part for the past six years. Great selection for a touring partner too. This summer’s shows just keep adding up.
Cradle Of Filth are legends in the black metal realm and are continuing to expand their catalog with their latest venture. The band is releasing a new album entitled Midnight In The Labyrinth that will showcase tracks from their first four albums, but with an orchestra backing. It should be something totally different from their previous albums and will be released on April 21st. In other news, it was announced that frontman Dani Filth will have a role in the upcoming The Hobbit film series. His character has not been named, but it will not be a major role in the film. Still pretty badass news considering Dani’s love of the Tolkien books. For that. enjoy a classic.
If you didn’t think there was anything that was going to rock enough at this year’s Bonnaroo, the promoters have done their part to change your mind. New additions for the 2012 lineup include The Danzig Legacy, which you may remember consists of full sets from Danzig, Samhain, and The Misfits. You may also remember what a bitch fit frontman Glenn Danzig threw at this year’s Fun Fun Fun Fest, so don’t be surprised if it’s a major disappointment. Hopefully he doesn’t pull that same shit again. He can’t use the excuse of cold weather or needing some soup in Tennessee in June. We’ll see what happens.
The other additions should also get some attention from people who were on the fence about attending this year’s Bonnaroo. Tool frontman’s side project Puscifer has also been added, along with Philly native and Roc Nation signee Santigold. The growingly popular fun. will be there, as well as The Temper Trap and The Cave Singers. All impressive add-on’s to the already pretty stellar lineup.
As one of the most vilified artists in music history, it seems appropriate that Marilyn Manson chose to name his new album Born Villain. The eighth full-length from Manson will be released on May 1st. This first single is a good sign of what is to come. I’ve always been a fan of Manson’s music. Even if does go over the top with some of his antics, he makes some badass songs.
Coheed And Cambria are currently working on their next album and frontman Claudio Sanchez decided to give fans a special treat when he posted the video and an audio download of a demo version of a new track entitled “Sentry The Defiant”. If you’re a fan of Coheed, you know that the only thing better than when Claudio does a shredding guitar solo is when he does some acoustic jamming. This is a great first taste of their new material. Download an MP3 of the acoustic demo over on their website.
I’m not sure when this was announced, but I just found out that two metal legends are once again headlining the Rockstar Energy Drink’s Mayhem Tour this summer. Last time I went, it was Korn, Rob Zombie, and Lamb Of God. This year it’s Slipknot and Slayer that have the double headlining gig. Mayhem will come to Camden’s Susquehanna Bank Center on July 27th and also features Anthrax, As I Lay Dying, Devil Wears Prada, Asking Alexandria, White Chapel, and High On Fire. Should be a brutal evening. Tickets go on sale April 6th.
Metallica have seen better days. That’s for sure. But their announcement today of a two day festival being held in Atlantic City this summer is pretty exciting stuff. The metal legends will headline both nights, June 23rd and 24th, at Bader Field in A.C. They have also hand selected the 22 bands that will play along side them for the festival. Metallica will be playing both Ride The Lightning and The Black Album in their entirety. I’d have rather heard …And Justice For All over The Black Album, but whatever. Some of the other bands set to play the Orion Music + More show include Modest Mouse, Cage The Elephant, Titus Andronicus, Fucked Up, Arctic Monkeys, Best Coast, A Place To Bury Strangers, and The Black Angels. More info over here and a full lineup still in the works. $175 2-day passes available on Saturday at 10am.
Marilyn Manson may have taken a nose dive in terms of making good music right around the time he released Mechanical Animals, but prior to that, he had plenty of great tracks. While the focus always went on his crazy appearance and news stories about parents using him as a scapegoat for their children’s behavior, the shock-rocker was out selling millions of records and playing to sold out crowds worldwide. His 1996 album Antichrist Superstar was highly anticipated and received tons of critical praise, going on to become regarded as a classic album in the industrial & heavy metal genres. “Man That You Fear” was the third single off Antichrist Superstar and was a surprising change of pace to the usual heavy instrumentation and loud vocals of his previous singles. I can never turn off tracks like “Cake And Sodomy” or “Get Your Gunn”, but “Man That You Fear” serves as proof that Manson is more than just a freakshow.
I’m pretty sure this doesn’t matter to most of you, but for those few that know who King Diamond is, the King is back. After releasing his last studio album Give Me Your Soul… Please, King Diamond had to cancel his North American tour due to severe back issues. That was 2007 and he’s been rarely heard from since with additional health issues including a triple-bypass surgery. Until now. King announced today that he will headlining the Sweden Rock Festival and performing at Hellfest during the 2012 summer. Hopefully more dates will follow and the King will make up for his cancelled tour in the states. Hail Satan.