The smile-inducing, band-directed video for Wish You Could Stay, a single that appears on the band’s new album The Golden Age Of Glitter, follows each member throwing a paper airplane which eventually makes its way to the next member.
Stereogum has a full album stream of the record, that has another track featuring Lanagan’s whiskey soaked vocals, Let’s Take The Same Plane”, up now. Don’t miss it!
Many waves of thrash-happiness ran through my ears today for 4:44 seconds after listening to the latest EP from hardcore thrash outfit, Iron Reagan.
Spoiled Identity is the Richmond, Virginia bands second first effort since. 2013′s, Worse Than Dead. Which by the way is 19 tracks deep, but only clocks in at a speedy 24 minutes. But it’s not surprising that you will happily enjoy letting all 13 tracks on Spoiled Identity tear your face off in record time – Iron Reagan is comprised of members that used to bang around in bands like Municipal Waste, Darkest Hour, and a band that gives me the Motörhead shakes, Hellbear.
I love everything that’s happening on this record – and you will too. Especially when you hear vocalist Tony Foresta scream “Your Kids An Asshole” (for a full seven seconds & also happens to be something I often say in my head), or “Cops Don’t Like Me, I Don’t Like Cops (an epic 33 seconds), is awesomely gratifying. Trust me.
Lastly, I know things have been pretty quiet here lately. And it’s going to keep on that way for now. And since I don’t have a hot minute to think about where this is all headed, I’m still not exactly sure what the future will hold for CB.com. But I’m not pulling the plug yet, so stay tuned.
You can always find me on Twitter @DJCherrybombed, over at Movies About Girls, and Destroy the Brain. I am taking a week or so off to terrorize areas that may or may not be located in the PNW so look out. And don’t forget to get out on Record Store Day this year (Saturday, April 19th) and support your local, Independent record stores. I’ll be keeping it weird and hitting up Portland, Oregon this year MAG’s Ambassador of Friendship, Drew Buzzy.
Born in Winter comes from Gojira’s 2012 album L’Enfant Sauvage. The mind-bending video artwork comes all the way from Spain and Jossie Malis’ Zumbakamera animation studio. If you’ve been binge-watching Neil deGrasse Tyson’s addictive “Cosmos” series like me, this video is the perfect heavy metal compliment to all the science Tyson has been tripping our brains with for the last few weeks.
Want to live chat with Gojira about their theories on evolution or headbanging? Tune in here at 1PM PT. The band kicks off a massive tour in Seattle (!) on May 28th with Kvelertak and Mastodon. Most metal tour ever? It just might be.
Keith Richards and Brian Jones sometime between 1964 & 1966 in Clearwater, Florida. Yes please. For RDK.
50 pictures, which are being revealed to the public for the first time in decades, are part of 3,500 photographs taken by photographer Bob Bonis. Bonis was a US tour manager who played a key role in the BritishInvasion 45 years ago. The photos of members of The Beatles and The Rolling Stones, discovered inside a duffel bag, were taken between 1964 and 1966.
Read the complete article via the Telegraph UK. More completely amazing photos here.
You know what wasn’t cool about the 70′s? Nothing, jack. Heavy metal, punk, glam, what a decade. But just because I was still a kid during the 70′s, doesn’t mean that I didn’t get in on the awesomeness of it all. I loved Kiss, lived for Iron-on’s, and was always sending away for some garbage I couldn’t live without by way of some magazine or a box of cereal.
Recently, I was doing some “research” for a column I write for Destroy the Brain, and got pulled through an Internet rabbit hole full of vintage “Rock Star” belt buckles made by Pacifica Manufacturing in Los Angeles. Three hours later, I’m still in awe of these things, and you will be too. It appears that Pacifica started making belt buckles sometime in mid-70′s, were partial to sparkly laminate, and kept cranking out their classic oval buckle designs through 1978. To this day people are still making some pretty great fake-outs of Pacifica’s original designs.
This guy put together a pretty nice gallery of Pacifica’s amazing fashion relics – like their line of sport and historical event themed buckles, as well as his own massive personal collection.
What follow are images that blew my mind, one by one today. So strap on your belts, and set your Wayback machine for 1976 – it’s going to be a trippy ride…
Hi, this is Iggy. I’m not here right now but leave a message and if this is James Williamson, don’t record a new album without me. Beep.
Apparently after the release of the last Iggy and the Stooges record, Ready to Die, Iggy said he wanted to take a year off – and who could blame him. But that doesn’t mean that we won’t be hearing from the rest of the Stooges in 2014. Say WHAT? But hold on, it gets a little weirder before it gets better.
In a statement from a spokesperson representing Iggy Pop published in Rolling Stone, Iggy said that he was “never given the chance to participate” in the recording of Re-Licked, an upcoming record from The Stooges that features various vocalists taking on a few tracks from Raw Power. But Stooges guitarist James Williamson says that he got Iggy’s “blessing” to go forward with Re-Licked, adding that he “thinks” Iggy is “cool” with everything so far, but that it’s “a hard pill to swallow when someone else is doing all of your songs”. Hmmm. But wait! There’s more…
Iggy followed up Williamson’s “we’re cool bro, right?” claim with an official statement to Rolling Stone. In it, Iggy calls out the hard pill comment as sounding “passive aggressive” – but was quick to add that they are all still friends that would totally still drive each other to the airport or, help them move a king size mattress for a large pizza and bottom line, the rest of The Stooges gotta get paid. So there you have it. I think. Anyway, on to the good news about Re-Licked – everybody’s favorite growler, Mark Lanegan, will be providing guest vocals along with Jello Biafra and Terri Gender Bender of Le Butcherettes on the album. And I can’t hate on any of that.
Look for a 7″ of “Open Up and Bleed”/”Gimmie Some Skin”, with vocals from blues singer Carolyn Wonderland, out on Record Store Day this year. Williamson also eluded to the possibility of a Stooges tour with Iggy in 2015 – the same year Iggy Pop will turn a perfectly shirtless 68 years young.
Here’s a pretty incredible seven minute clip from 1973 documentary, Come On Children, featuring a 17 year old (and completely hot, lets face it), Alex Lifeson of Rush. The film interviewed a bunch of Toronto teens, then invited them to live on a farm for 10 weeks, in an attempt to get deeps inside the psyche of a gloomy suburban adolescent.
In this clip, Lifeson (who was already a father to his first son, Justin) tries to convince his Serbian emigrant parents that his plan to quit the 12 grade and play in a band full time, is the right decision. If you haven’t seen this film, or this footage, I’m not going to spoil it for you. It’s a must watch, period.
It’s getting heavy in here. Chuck D – Official Ambassador for Record Store Day 2014.
Well if the audiophiles over at Wax Poetic are right (and historically they are pretty right on), then the answer is YES. WP “rumored” Record Store Day release list is chock full of vinyl releases from some big heavies like Mastodon, Motörhead, Pantera as well as six picture discs from Bathory (!). You can see the massive list here.
But since I know you visit this blog to get enlightened by my metal knowledge, I’ve taken the liberty to cull out headbanging selections that deserve your hard earned dollars this year. But before I get to that, here’s the one thing that I know I’m not alone in coveting this year. A new vinyl figure by artist Frank Kozik of NICK CAVE.
Participating US RSD stores had to order mini-Nick way in advance from the UK, so it’s kind of impossible to say how many your favorite RSD spot will have, if any. All of Kozik’s figures fly off the shelves, and this one will be no exception, so good luck. Now, on to my very metal picks for RSD 2014!
Prong – Turnover b/w Revenge Best Served Cold. Pressed on green/white marble. (3000 copies)
Soundgarden – Superunknown – The Singles (5×10 set)
Machine Head Killers & Kings (Demo) b/w Our Darkest Days (Ignite Cover ). Presented with four different sleeves (1000 copies each).
Motörhead – What’s Words Worth, Live in 1978. Pressed on 180 gram red vinyl
Motörhead – Motörhead. Douple LP pressed on 180 gram white vinyl
Deep Purple – Shades of Purple 7″ (originally recorded in 1968)
Testament Live in London. Double LP pressed on 180g red vinyl
Rainbow Rockplast 195–Black Masquerade. Triple record set pressed on 140g red vinyl
Pantera Far Beyond Driven Double LP
Mastodon Live at Brixton Double LP + DVD
Hawkwind – Church of Hawkwind (originally released in 1982). Double LP pressed on 180g clear vinyl
Bathory Bathory (1983)
Bathory Under the Sign of Black (1986)
Bathory Blood Fire Death – (1988)
Bathory Hammerheart (1990)
Bathory Twilight of the Gods (1991)
*All on picture disc*
Ghoul – Hang 10 (10″) – A six-song limited edition EP release from the Oakland thrashers.
And if your head isn’t spinning off yet, Mudhoney will release a couple of sweet pieces of wax this year – a split with fellow Seattle legends The Sonics, and Mudhoney on Top, (a love-child release by Sub Pop and KEXP, limited to 2700 copies), that captures the bands historic live performance on top of the Space Needle in 2013.
Releases from Bowie, RSD regulars, The Ramones, and Husker Du, and The Stranglers also get a nod from my heavy metal hair this year. And, like I always say, start saving now! This Record Store Day is going to be tough on your wallet, but totally worth it.
Quick – put down all the drugs you were about to do, and watch thiw new video for the Melvins ass-kicking cover of Venom’s Warhead. Maybe it’s the NyQuil talking (I’ve got the wicked crud so maybe bleach off your laptop if you’re reading this), but this video gave me an instant case of the bedspins – but in the best possible way.
And with a nod of my heavy metal hair to Metal Sucks, I give you Time to Dye – a Kickstarter with one of the greatest get-on-board NSFW commercial spots I’ve ever seen. So if you want your Easter eggs to be as black as the metal you listen to this year, hop over to Time to Dye’s Extreme Easter Egging Kickstarter, and help a headbanger out.
Ever wanted to go on a cruise with Motörhead? If the answer to that question is that you never really thought about it, well I’d be with you on that one. But, according to my very metal sources – you’ll be able to set sail to Miami, Key West and Cozumel along with Lemmy, Mikey, and Phil (and a few hundred of your best headbanging friends), sometime this Fall. So start saving your Motörmöney now kids, because this good time ain’t gonna come cheap.