/ RepriseShare on FacebookShare on TwitterDemocrat Bernie Sanders has gone viral as a meme yet again. After being seen at President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris' inauguration yesterday (Jan. As for what they had to say about Trump departing the White House yesterday morning, check this location.Inauguration Day Bernie Sanders on 45 Rock + Metal Album Covers Where Are These Iconic Album Art Cover Models Now?  
Source: 45 Rock + Metal Album Covers Feat. Inauguration Day Bernie Sanders
Filed Under: Bernie SandersCategories: News 20), the image of him seated with his mitten-clad hands folded over his lap was quickly Photoshopped into various settings — and we've cropped him into 35 Rock + Metal Album Covers, so get ready to laugh.With a significant grip on youth voters, Sanders has been embraced as a tell-it-like-it-is politician who rails against the evils of egotistical policy, which has wound up resonating with DIY culture. Joe DiVitaPublished: January 21, 2021Megaforce / Roadrunner / Brendan Smialowski, AFP/Getty Images / Warner Bros. Inspired by that mentality, we took the instantly popular image and placed Sanders on the covers of albums by Linkin Park, Korn, Metallica, Pantera, Slayer, Halestorm, Dream Theater, Slipknot, Mastodon, Death and so many more.To see what rock and metal musicians had to say about the news that the presidential race had been called in favor of Joe Biden in November, head here.

"We twisted it, spelled it different with the backwards R and made it kinda spooky, and it worked."Once they had settled on a name, they needed a logo to send to promoters in order to book shows. Enter Korn. You fuckin' pick.'"Can you imagine playing "Freak on a Leash" by Larry?"I fucking chuckle to this day that my band's name is Korn. Lauryn SchaffnerPublished: January 21, 2021YouTube – RevolverShare on FacebookShare on TwitterBands tend to go through various name changes in their early days. They created stickers with the logo on it and put them all over the place, which the singers said is the reason they ended up getting signed.Watch the full video below.Jonathan Davis Interview – Revolver57 Rock + Metal Bands Who Changed Their Name Before Getting Famous
Source: Jonathan Davis Reveals What Korn Were Almost Named Instead
Filed Under: jonathan davis, KornCategories: News So, Davis did the adult thing and grabbed a crayon and paper and wrote Korn with his left hand. In a new video posted by Revolver, Jonathan Davis revealed what they almost called themselves instead.Larry."The Korn logo came about when we were trying to come up with a band name. Our manager at the time, Larry, we told him we were gonna call it Korn and he's like, 'You can't name your band Korn.' So we told him, 'Well, we're gonna name it Larry then,'" Davis recalled with a smile. "And he's like, 'Fuck you.' I'm like, 'It's gonna be either Larry or Korn. It's fucking funny!" the frontman said laughing. Surely it's a tough decision to make when you're looking for something to stick for the long haul.

Joe DiVitaPublished: January 21, 2021The Hate ClubShare on FacebookShare on TwitterAre you prepared to join The Hate Club? Not gonna lie — it was also heavily inspired by Metalocalypse, which I'm absolutely a huge fan of."No shame there — who doesn't love Metalocalypse?The animated video, impressively, is the work of just one person, Evan Streb of Evanimations, and you can marvel at his cartooning in the video below.Follow The Hate Club on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Spotify.The Hate Club, "My Name Is Legion" Music Video15 Artists Who Hated Their Own Hit Songs
Source: The Hate Club Debut ‘Metalocalypse’-Like ‘My Name Is Legion’ Video
Categories: News You may still be waiting for your letter from the army inviting you to be drafted, but that wasn't the case for three "legionnaires," who sign up in this wild, Metalocalypse-styled animated music video for "My Name Is Legion," which is premiering here at Loudwire.This is one of those songs that once you see the music video, you will only ever want to listen to it alongside the visual aid. My personal favorite part is the chaos that ensues as the three Legionnaires arrive at their destination. Music is a wonderful medium for rich storytelling and has the power to invoke certain imagery, but there are certain tracks, such as "My Name Is Legion," that only ever realize their full power with a complimentary video."Music video features real fans that THC is super engaged with and they in some way inspired the plot by pitching various ideas," began The Hate Club's Alex Poe. "Thus, they embark on the journey until they arrive at the army, which is THC's concert. "In the music video one of the main characters are the three Legionnaires and in the beginning you can see them going about their 'usual routine' like practicing the occult rituals, painting with blood etc.," he said laughing."The three Legionnaires get an army letter of induction to be drafted into The Hate Club Legion that they must respond to in-person," Poe added, elaborating on the video's narrative.

My best friend at the time was sleeping over, and he had brought a copy of the Finnish quintet’s most recent live album/DVD, Stockholm Knockout Live – Chaos Ridden Years, which he had miraculously snuck past his ultra-conservative Christian parents.The “Bodom!” chants from the 3,000-strong crowd at the Arenan gave way to the spine-tingling keyboard riff to “Living Dead Beat.” Flanked by toxic waste barrels and a vintage muscle car, the band emerged from the shadows and proceeded to unleash a torrent of bludgeoning riffs, pulverizing breakdowns and whiplash-inducing guitar and keyboard solos.Within minutes, I became a proud member of the Children of Bodom Hate Crew, or COBHC for short.At two months shy of 13, I had never seen or heard anything like Children of Bodom. 4, the extreme metal community suffered a crushing blow when news broke that Children of Bodom’s Alexi Laiho had died the previous month. Bodom paid reverence to their forebears but dialed the intensity up to 11, fusing the brutality and virtuosity of melodic death metal with the hooks and hedonism of classic metal and hardcore punk.Helming the onslaught was lead singer and guitarist Alexi Laiho, who died late last month at the age of 41 after “suffer[ing] long-term health issues during his last years,” according to a statement from his management team. That reputation — as a once-in-a-generation guitar hero and world-class showman — has inspired countless guitarists to brush up on their chops and purchase a Flying V of their own, myself included. My headbanger’s journey had only begun a few months earlier when I pilfered my neighbors’ CD collections for classics such as Metallica’s Black Album and Iron Maiden’s The Number of the Beast. The guitarist was a notoriously hard partier with a well-documented thirst for booze, and his live playing grew increasingly sloppy in later years (though this could have also been due to a broken collarbone that went untreated for a decade).He was also tight-lipped about his personal life. After diving back into Bodom’s catalog for two weeks, I was able to reflect on Laiho’s legacy as a once-in-a-generation guitar hero, a world-class showman and an inspiration to countless metal fans.I’ll never forget the first time I saw Children of Bodom.It was a gray, bitter February evening in 2008. The guitarist augmented the neoclassical acrobatics of Randy Rhoads and Yngwie Malmsteen with beefy, downtuned riffs and a blood-curdling but surprisingly articulate roar.Bodom grew tighter and more experimental on successive albums, incorporating elements of thrash, groove and industrial metal across melo-death classics Hatebreeder, Follow the Reaper, Hate Crew Deathroll and Are You Dead Yet? With nu-metal and post-grunge dominating the heavy music market in the late ‘90s and early 2000s, light-speed guitar solos had gone the way of spandex and Aqua Net.While keeping their death metal bonafides intact, Laiho and his bandmates restored the genre’s sense of reckless exuberance by wearing their punk and glam metal influences on their sleeves, as evidenced by their covers of Poison’s “Talk Dirty to Me” and the Ramones’ “Somebody Put Something in My Drink.” (And who could forget their brilliantly self-effacing rendition of Britney Spears’ “Oops!…I Did it Again”?)That sense of recklessness may have also contributed to Laiho’s undoing. Children of Bodom were hardly known for sentimentality, but I suspect if Laiho convinced just one person to pick up a guitar over the course of his 25-year tenure, he would have considered his life’s work worthwhile.66 Best Hard Rock + Metal Guitarists of All-Time
Source: Children of Bodom’s Alexi Laiho Was a Once-in-a-Generation Guitar Hero and Showman
Filed Under: Alexi Laiho, children of bodomCategories: News The immediate outpouring of praise and sympathy from fellow musicians and fans affirmed Laiho’s legacy as one of extreme metal’s most prodigious and iconic talents — and arguably the last true rockstar to emerge from the genre.Laiho’s jaw-dropping shredding and songwriting chops were already on full display on Bodom’s 1997 debut, Something Wild, released when he was still in his teens. Bryan RolliPublished: January 21, 2021Frank Hoensch, Redferns/Getty ImagesShare on FacebookShare on TwitterOn Jan. With his signature “Scythe” guitar, wild blond mane and baggy camo pants approximately 20 sizes too big, Laiho looked like the comic book version of a heavy metal star in the best possible way. Meanwhile, Laiho further established himself as a global guitar hero, gracing magazine covers alongside Steve Vai and Zakk Wylde and topping countless reader polls.Laiho’s blistering guitar skills were matched only by his iconic image. Bedroom shredders and fans everywhere instantly recognized the skeleton-thin guitarist headbanging to and fro or planting his foot on a monitor to rip a dizzying solo with his ax pointed skyward.Perhaps most crucially, Laiho made extreme metal and guitar histrionics fun again. (the last of which capped a nearly unprecedented five-album hot streak). I’m hesitant to ascribe unnecessary meaning to his songs in the wake of his death, but the lyrics to “Hate Me!” — “Every day I'm getting battered up until I bleed / You motherfuckers just leave me be / You never gave me a cure for the pain I feel inside” — now seem deeper than the cartoonish posturing I’d always assumed them to be.Laiho left this world much as he roamed it: shrouded in mystery, yet with a larger-than-life reputation that preceded him.

His first big gigs came in the late ‘80s with the Cult’s Sonic Temple and Motley Crue’s Dr. Feelgood, but the Black Album broke all sorts of records, becoming the first record to sell over 16 million albums in the SoundScan era.The exact amount Rock was paid for the Black Album has not been made public, but one can imagine a large line of zeros at the end of that check. Bob is very special and as a fellow Canadian, it is a pleasure to welcome him and his incredible productions to the Hipgnosis family.""I put my heart and soul into these recordings, Bob Rock adds. Graham HartmannPublished: January 21, 2021Jeffrey Mayer, Getty ImagesShare on FacebookShare on TwitterLongtime Metallica producer Bob Rock has sold his rights to the Black Album, among other pieces of music he helmed in the studio. "The breadth of Bob Rock's enormous successes are almost impossible to match by any creator in the history of music," says Hipgnosis Songs founder Merck Mercuriadis. Anger.Bob Rock’s producing credits are amongst rock and metal’s most impressive. Hipgnosis Songs Fund, an investment and song management company, acquired a total of 43 songs from Rock, who produced Metallica’s ‘90s discography and 2003’s St. "I know how much Merck loves music, so it was an easy deal to put together.”Along with the Black Album, Rock sold his rights to various tracks from Michael Bublé’s Call Me Irresponsible, Crazy Love, Christmas and To Be Loved.All Metallica Songs Ranked
Source: Metallica Producer Bob Rock Sells Rights to ‘The Black Album’
Filed Under: bob rock, MetallicaCategories: News "From Metallica’s most famous Black Album to Michael Bublé's Christmas, he has produced some of the biggest albums of all time that continue to be evergreen, year in and year out.”"Everyone who has worked with Bob knows he is a difference maker, which is why the artists he has produced end up making multiple albums with him, which are almost always their biggest successes.

to establish import restrictions on certain categories of Turkey's cultural property. law enforcement the ability to repatriate trafficked cultural objects back to Turkey while fostering the interchange of Turkish cultural heritage with U.S. Among those populations are Armenians, Greeks, Assyrians, Chaldeans, Syriacs, Arameans, Maronites, Jews and Kurds. and Turkey that would protect Turkish cultural property."This agreement is an example of the United States enduring work with Turkey to combat cultural property trafficking and to preserve heritage items by allowing the U.S. Department of State issued a press release announcing an agreement between the U.S. The move was opposed by ANCA, the Hellenic American Leadership Council and IDC (In Defense of Christians).System of a Down vocalist Serj Tankian, who has long fought for recognition of the Armenian genocide at the hands of Turkey and joined with his bandmates last fall to bring attention to continuing Turkish aggression in the Artsakh region, was less diplomatic than ANCA when voicing his displeasure of the agreement."Thanks Trump. However, a recently signed agreement between the U.S. The agreement also gives U.S. Chad ChildersPublished: January 20, 2021Kevin Winter / Drew Angerer, Getty ImagesShare on FacebookShare on TwitterIn the final days of a presidency, it's not uncommon for leaders to push through their final bits of legislation to leave a stamp on their time in office. In your last minute you decided to grant Turkey my people’s indigenous cultural heritage including ancient churches and stone crosses as a reward for them trying to exterminate us," stated Tankian before finishing with the scorching, "Never seen a president suck so much cock.It should be noted that the initial press release about the agreement issued by the State Department is currently turning up an error page.ANCA has encouraged those who wish to share their concerns about the agreement to write the State Department's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs at: eca-press@state.gov.12 Huge Things That Didn't Suck About 2020
Source: Serj Tankian Rips Trump for U.S.-Turkey Deal: ‘Never Seen a President Suck So Much C**k’
Filed Under: Serj Tankian, system of a downCategories: News 19, the U.S. institutions," reads part of the press release.As pointed out by the Armenian National Committee of America, the agreement could have a disastrous impact by giving Turkey legal rights over the vast religio-cultural heritage of the region's indigenous peoples and other minority populations. and Turkey has System of a Down frontman Serj Tankian quite steamed!On Jan.

Lying in a hospital bed, I focused on writing music in my head instead of dwelling on all the negative things."Leach then expressed his gratitude toward all who have supported Times of Grace throughout the years as the band has served as an outlet for troubling, negative emotions.The video ends with a nod to what's to come as it transitions away from reflective pieces and into a monstrous new riff off the yet-to-be-named album. For fans, it was a joyous moment as they were finally able to hear Leach and Dutkiewicz working together again for the first time since Killswitch's seminal 2002 effort, Alive or Just Breathing, was released.For years, both the singer and guitarist openly discussed the likelihood of new music, ensuring fans progress was being made despite the snail-like pace everything seemed to move at as the years went by. Things became more concrete when Leach professed in 2018 that the group were mid-way through tracking a whopping 21 new songs, nearly double the amount Dutkiewicz said he had demoed the year prior."This record was born from a dark place," said Dutkiewicz of the first record. "Both Jesse and I going through difficult times, me being in a hospital bed having emergency surgery on tour and Jesse going through difficult times within his life… Take a listen below.Times of Grace — Comeback Teaser Video2021's Most Anticipated Rock + Metal Albums 
Source: Times of Grace (Killswitch Engage’s Jesse Leach + Adam Dutkiewicz) Share First Music Clip in 10 Years
Filed Under: Adam Dutkiewicz, jesse leach, Killswitch Engage, times of graceCategories: News Joe DiVitaPublished: January 20, 2021Mark Horton, Getty Images / Ethan Miller, Getty ImagesShare on FacebookShare on TwitterTimes of Grace, the collaborative side project of Killswitch Engage's Jesse Leach and Adam Dutkiewicz will release their long-awaited sophomore album in 2021. It's been a full decade since their debut dropped and now a clip of brand new music serves as the official teaser for what's to come.The Hymn of a Broken Man, Times of Grace's first record, came out in 2011, one year before Leach officially rejoined Killswitch Engage following the departure of singer Howard Jones.

Biden’s running mate, Kamala Harris, will become the United States’ first ever female and first person of color to be elected Vice President.See what rockers are saying about Trump’s final day in the White House below:The Biggest Rock + Metal Stories of 2020
Source: Rockers React: President Trump Departs From the White House
Filed Under: Rockers ReactCategories: News Musicians took to social media to react to the historic moment.Donald Trump chose to not attend Joe Biden’s inauguration nor greet him at the White House, though it’s reported that Vice President Pence will be there when Biden is sworn in today at approximately noon ET. Graham HartmannPublished: January 20, 2021Al Drago/Bloomberg via Getty ImagesShare on FacebookShare on TwitterAt roughly 8AM ET this morning (Jan. 20), President Trump boarded Marine One for perhaps the final time, departing the White House to close out the first term of his presidency.

That collection was Architects' first after the 2016 death of the band's lead guitarist and co-founder, Tom Searle. Regarding its follow-up, the late musician's twin brother revealed a global message behind the new full-length."This album was me looking at our inability to change to a way of life that would sustain the human race and save the planet," Architects drummer Dan Searle recently explained, per the NME."I wanted to look in the mirror and ask ourselves the question of what are we going to do," the musician continued, "as opposed to trying to point the finger at politicians. 26.Following the songs "Black Lungs" and "Animals," the newest Architects track displays the outfit's tremendous growth as both songwriters and performers. It has to start there."Pre-orders for For That Wish to Exist are available now.Check out the lyrics to "Dead Butterflies" below:I wanna bother GodI wanna feel the ground beneath my feetBut I’ve got a smile full of broken teethGoodbyeAll the doves have flown awayI must’ve lost myself, lost myself, lost myselfI know it’s not enoughWhy does defeat always taste so bittersweetI just wanna live and die in peaceThe flower that never blossoms is quickly forgottenIt must be gold if it’s glisteningI must’ve lost myself, lost myself, lost myselfGoodbyeAll the doves have flown awayI must’ve lost myself, lost myself, lost myselfFly high‘Cause the ravens are here to stayI must’ve lost myself, lost myself, lost myself in a cloud ofDead butterfliesArchitects, "Dead Butterflies"2021's Most Anticipated Rock + Metal Albums
Source: Architects Drop ‘Dead Butterflies,’ an Anthemic New Song That Shows Their Growth
Filed Under: architectsCategories: News The world has developed a culture of wanting someone else to deal with it, when we need to take our own responsibility. 20) released their latest banger, "Dead Butterflies." It's the third single culled from the British metalcore band's upcoming album, For Those That Wish to Exist, out Feb. Change has to start on a personal level. Philip TrappPublished: January 20, 2021Photo by Ed MasonShare on FacebookShare on TwitterArchitects on Wednesday (Jan. While the band continually shows how far it's come from its punk and metal roots with each album release, "Dead Butterflies" takes things yet further as a purely anthemic rock number — there's nary a metalcore breakdown or a "blegh" in sight.Watch the "Dead Butterflies" music video down toward the bottom of this post.For Those That Wish to Exist follows the group's 2018 effort, Holy Hell.

Joe DiVitaPublished: January 20, 2021Atco / Raymond Ahner, LoudwireShare on FacebookShare on TwitterWhat would Pantera's Vulgar Display of Power album sound like if it had instead been written by Metallica? Your imagination doesn't have to do much work because YouTuber Denis Pauna has cut a video medley where he's reinterpreted those bone-crunching Pantera tracks as full-on thrash ragers.You may remember Pauna from that incredible video where he reimagined Metallica's classic track "Master of Puppets" as a Type O Negative original. There's a lot of commonalities between the bands and it's clear to see how Metallica ultimately influenced the Texas group, but this medley is, at times, hardly even recognizable as the Pantera songs we've all heard hundreds, if not thousands, of times before. sort of. Again, RE-SPECT!Watch the medley in the video below.What's a bit ironic here is that when Pantera were writing and recording Vulgar Display of Power, which was released in 1992, they used Metallica's 'Black Album' as an inspiration… The band had heard the album and rejected it outright, feeling they could head in an opposite direction with their increasing heaviness on the follow-up to Cowboys From Hell.What If Metallica Wrote Pantera's Vulgar Display of Power?All Metallica Songs Ranked 
Source: Watch: Pantera’s ‘Vulgar Display of Power’ Played in the Style of Metallica
Filed Under: Metallica, PanteraCategories: News He's pulled off this latest video with equally exceptional skill and, although it would appear he intentionally made himself look like James Hetfield, that's just the look he's been rockin' regardless — RE-SPECT!Pantera's battering-ram riffs and lockstep, pounding drum work are touched up to embrace Metallica's choppy, down-picked riffing style.

Constitution. 19) it was reported that Schaffer's bands — Iced Earth and Demons & Wizards — were no longer listed on the Century Media Records webpage, the label home of both groups.Repeated requests for comment from Century Media as this story continues to develop have gone unreturned.Before the siege on the U.S. to take part in a pro-Trump rally on Nov. He's dealing with a criminal mafia that has been in the shadows running the world, frankly, for a very long time. Joe DiVitaPublished: January 19, 2021Roberto Schmidt/AFP via Getty ImagesShare on FacebookShare on TwitterIced Earth guitarist Jon Schaffer was arrested on Sunday (Jan. He's not your typical Republican. 6 attack.The Oath Keepers is an extremist, conspiracy-laden group heavily comprised of present and former law enforcement officials and military veterans, who claim to be defending the U.S. Which is funny — where are all the Democrats that were anti-war?There's so much hatred for Trump, it's just ridiculous. Court documents indicate the Department of Justice charged 65-year-old Virginia based Caldwell, in part, with conspiracy."Records obtained from Facebook indicate that Caldwell was involved in planning and coordinating the January 6 breach of the U.S. We don't want that, but if they bring it, we're gonna respond to that — trust me.I think this goes beyond President Trump. And that's what it is. There will be a lot of blood shed, if it comes down to that — trust me.The American people will not go for that bullshit — once they understand what's actually happening. The FBI alleges Schaffer was involved in a verbal altercation with police officers and was seen among a group of rioters who had deployed the aerosol deterrents against Capitol Police officers.He turned himself into Hamilton County police Sunday afternoon (Jan. Capitol, Schaffer traveled to Washington D.C. Nobody wants this, but they're pushing us to a point where we have no choice.60 Infamous Rock Star Mugshots 
Source: Report: Iced Earth’s Jon Schaffer Wore Hat of Militia Group Who Planned Capitol Building Assault
Filed Under: Iced Earth, Jon SchafferCategories: News We can still do business together, the countries can still be at peace, but we're not gonna merge into some globalist, communist system. I'm from Indiana.A group of thugs and criminals hijacked this country a long time ago. 17) in his home state of Indiana. These are the scum of the earth. He's not going out starting wars all over the place, like they do. These are globalists. These are the criminals that are behind all the fraudulent fee on currency, they're behind all the wars, they're behind all the shit, they're behind divide-and-conquer tactics, behind the racial divide. 15, just over a week after the Presidential race was called for President-elect Joe Biden. President Trump is a populist. Local news outlet Wish-TV has most recently reported the Iced Earth founder has since been transferred to Marion County Jail, where he will remain for the next week as he awaits an appearance before a U.S. They've made the move. Because now we see you, and you're going down. He was asked for his purpose for being there and his thoughts on potential for violence.It is worth noting Schaffer's rhetoric aligns with some of the conspiratorial claims asserted by the Oath Keepers group, as detailed by the Southern Poverty Law Center.The full transcription from the posted interview (via Blabbermouth) has been replicated in its entirety below.My name is Jon Schaffer. A photo of Schaffer, taken inside the Capitol, captured him wearing an "Oath Keepers Lifetime Member" hat. Now they're making their big move, and it's not gonna happen. So, that's where we're at. They're messing with the wrong people here — trust me on that. magistrate. They wanna destroy all of our sovereignty and bring about global government.We're not having it. It's all nonsense, it's all garbage.People need to wake up and snap out of the matrix, because they're going down. There is potential for Schaffer to be released on bail after that hearing takes place.Earlier today (Jan. Capitol in which [separately charges plaintiff] Watkins, Crowl and other Oath Keeper militia members participated," reads part of the filing.It is not known if Schaffer was among the alleged group of eight to 10 rioters, all wearing Oath Keepers paraphernalia, who moved "in an organized and practiced fashion and force their way to the front of the crowd gathered around a door to the US Capitol," per CNN.Schaffer, who is currently facing six federal charges and was seen wielding "bear spray" — a capsaicin-based aerosol deterrent designed to weaponize against hostile or aggressive bears —while inside the Capitol. 17) after turning himself into authorities following his appearance on the FBI's 'Most Wanted' list for his participation in the riot at the Capitol Building. CNN now reports Thomas Caldwell, a leader of the far-right antigovernment group, has been charged with planning and coordinating part of the Jan. Schaffer spoke with German news outlet Die Welt while at the rally. He's not establishment. Mark my words.If somebody wants to bring violence, I think there's a lot of us here that are ready for it. It will not happen. And we needed it to be open like this — open fraud, open theft.

Iced Earth and Demons & Wizards can not be found on the label’s current artists list, nor on Century Media’s roster of former artists. Merch from both acts is also no longer available via the Century Media webstore.An official statement has yet to be released by the record label. President Trump is a populist. 6, Schaffer attended a Washington D.C. And that's what it is. They wanna destroy all of our sovereignty and bring about global government.We're not having it. It will not happen. pro-Trump rally on Nov. He's not your typical Republican. today. These are the scum of the earth. Because now we see you, and you're going down. I'm from Indiana.A group of thugs and criminals hijacked this country a long time ago. Nobody wants this, but they're pushing us to a point where we have no choice.We will continue to update this story as more information becomes available.60 Infamous Rock Star Mugshots
Source: Iced Earth, Demons & Wizards Removed From Century Media Online Roster
Filed Under: Demons & Wizards, Iced Earth, Jon SchafferCategories: News We don't want that, but if they bring it, we're gonna respond to that — trust me.I think this goes beyond President Trump. We've reached out to Century Media for comment, but have yet to receive a response.Jon Schaffer is currently under arrest by the FBI and is suspected of discharging “bear spray” during the pro-Trump riot. So, that's where we're at. There will be a lot of blood shed, if it comes down to that — trust me.The American people will not go for that bullshit — once they understand what's actually happening. We can still do business together, the countries can still be at peace, but we're not gonna merge into some globalist, communist system. They're messing with the wrong people here — trust me on that. 15, eight days after the Presidential race was called for Joe Biden. While there, he gave a video interview to German media outlet Die Welt, detailing why he was there and his thoughts on potential for violence at the rally.The full transcription from the posted interview (via Blabbermouth) has been replicated in its entirety below.My name is Jon Schaffer. Mark my words.If somebody wants to bring violence, I think there's a lot of us here that are ready for it. These are globalists. Schaffer faces six charges, including, Knowingly Entering or Remaining in any Restricted Building or Grounds Without Lawful Authority; Disrupting the Orderly Conduct of Government Business; Knowingly Engaging in an Act of Physical Violence Against any Person or Property in any Restricted Building or Grounds; Violent Entry and Disorderly Conduct in a Capitol Building; Engaging in an Act of Physical Violence in a Capitol Building; and Parade, Demonstrate, or Picket in a Capitol Building.A widely circulated photo of Schaffer at the Capitol shows him wearing a blue hoodie, black fingerless gloves and a hat that reads “Oath Keepers Lifetime Member.” The Oath Keepers is a far-right anti-government militia organization that was formed in 2009.The Southern Poverty Law Center, an organization that regularly identifies hate groups and other domestic threats to civility, said this of the Oath Keepers:The Oath Keepers, which claims tens of thousands of present and former law enforcement officials and military veterans as members, is one of the largest radical anti-government groups in the U.S. He's dealing with a criminal mafia that has been in the shadows running the world, frankly, for a very long time. Which is funny — where are all the Democrats that were anti-war?There's so much hatred for Trump, it's just ridiculous. He's not going out starting wars all over the place, like they do. He's not establishment. These are the criminals that are behind all the fraudulent fee on currency, they're behind all the wars, they're behind all the shit, they're behind divide-and-conquer tactics, behind the racial divide. While it claims only to be defending the Constitution, the entire organization is based on a set of baseless conspiracy theories about the federal government working to destroy the liberties of Americans.Prior to the events of Jan. Graham HartmannPublished: January 19, 2021Universal Images Group via Getty ImagesShare on FacebookShare on TwitterIced Earth and Demons & Wizards are no longer listed on Century Media Record’s website following guitarist Jon Schaffer’s participation in the Capitol riot earlier this month.Century Media seems to have scrubbed all traces of the two bands, both of which include Schaffer as a founding member. It's all nonsense, it's all garbage.People need to wake up and snap out of the matrix, because they're going down. Now they're making their big move, and it's not gonna happen. They've made the move. And we needed it to be open like this — open fraud, open theft.

“I tried to change the way that I played but I think this technically makes me different and I like it,” says Amaral, who shows off her picking.Prika also takes us back in time to reveal how thrash took hold at a young age. “The first riff that made me want to play guitar was just a little piece from the song ‘Seek and Destroy’ from Metallica. Gary Holt is one of my favorite guitarists and he contributed a lot to my right hand. Chad ChildersPublished: January 19, 2021LoudwireShare on FacebookShare on TwitterIn this edition of Gear Factor, self-taught guitarist of Nervosa, Prika Amaral, discusses how learning to play on her own gave her a more unique sound.The guitarist says she never had a teacher and while she attempted over time to play to a specific technique, Prika always preferred her own style. “The riff that I most like to play is ‘Bonded by Blood’ by Exodus. The album drops Jan. Take a listen to bits of "Guided By Evil," "Venomous," "Rebel Soul," "King of Domination" and lastly, "Under Ruins," which just debuted today (Jan. I just really need to learn to play this entire riff and then I learned this.”She also credits the entire Kill 'Em All album as the most important recording that inspired her playing, then giving us a bit of "The Four Horsemen" as well.Metallica's Bay Area brothers Exodus also loomed large for Prika early in life. 22.Nervosa's Prika Amaral Plays Her Favorite Guitar RiffsThe Best Thrash Album of Each Year Since 1983
Source: Nervosa’s Prika Amaral Plays Her Favorite Guitar Riffs
Filed Under: NervosaCategories: Exclusive, News 19).Watch the full Gear Factor episode below and if you like what you hear, Nervosa's Perpetual Chaos album is currently available for pre-order here (As Amazon affiliates, we earn on qualifying purchases). When I listened to the this I was ‘Ahhh’ just completely crazy. I can play this for an entire day, 'cause I just love this.”Digging into her own music, Amaral revealed that the first song she ever played in full ended up being one of her band's first recordings — "Masked Betrayer." The track was initially intended for another group, but after it got rejected, she brought it to the forefront of Nervosa's early days.For fans of Nervosa, you'll enjoy how this clip ends as Prika not only shares more of "Masked Betrayer" and another older favorite, "Kill the Silence," but digs deep with an impressive array of riffs from the group's new Perpetual Chaos album.

"It was very much on the down-low – probably [Dave] Mustaine doesn't remember this. Whiplash's Tony Scaglione took over on drums for the remaining touring, but Lombardo returned to Slayer for their next album South of Heaven in 1988.Dave Lombardo on the Speak N' Destroy PodcastThe Best Thrash Album of Each Year Since 1983
Source: Dave Lombardo Almost Ended Up in Megadeth
Filed Under: Dave Lombardo, Megadeth, SlayerCategories: News But they had opened up for Alice Cooper during the [1986's] Peace Sells tour, and I went to the Long Beach Arena, and I met with the guys."The drummer recalls, "The main issue at that time was – when I saw the guys, they didn't look very healthy. Drummer Dave Lombardo recalled with the Speak N' Destroy podcast that he had once considered joining Megadeth during the period in which he first left Slayer."I was going to join Megadeth when I left Slayer the first time in '86," explained Lombardo, as transcribed by Ultimate-Guitar. I think it was a very dark period for them, and I had heard rumors of drugs and stuff like that. Chad ChildersPublished: January 19, 2021Rhythm Magazine / Getty ImagesShare on FacebookShare on TwitterThe histories of Slayer and Megadeth are cemented, but there was one moment in the '80s when the fortunes have both bands could have changed with the choice of one musician. I was no saint, but I kept it in check, and they just didn't look healthy to me, I didn't see a healthy path for myself. Sure enough, Gar Samuelson died and he was an amazing drummer."Lombardo says, "Megadeth and Slayer played many times together, and so yeah, I just didn't see things go well, and then I, of course, rethought my position, and with a little bit of coercion from [producer] Rick Rubin, I returned [to Slayer]."The drummer split from Slayer in late 1986 after the band released their Reign in Blood album.

5.Photos of Lemmy Kilmister Through the Years
Source: Dave Grohl Vividly Details ‘Disgusting’ Lemmy Kilmister Apartment Visit
Filed Under: Dave Grohl, foo fighters, lemmy kilmisterCategories: News Especially not the black underwear, with a spiderweb and a black widow spider right where the dick is.”The relationship with Lemmy continued to grow over the years with the Motorhead frontman joining the Foo Fighters onstage at Grohl's "birthday bash" back in 2015.Even after Lemmy's death, his impact still remains on Grohl as the vocalist recently pointed out to OK! In the recent issue of Classic Rock Magazine, Foo Fighters' Dave Grohl shares a descriptive take on what it was like to peer behind the curtain during a hang at Lemmy's Los Angeles apartment.Grohl, who was a guest editor for recent Classic Rock Magazine edition, vividly recalled with a laugh, “I was shocked at how fucking disgusting it was. I will never, ever forget every little detail of that day. Chad ChildersPublished: January 19, 2021Frazer Harrison, Getty ImagesShare on FacebookShare on TwitterLemmy Kilmister was a larger than life figure, leaving intrigue for many of what the rocker was like when not in the public eye. Grohl recalls, "[The song started with] this country swing to it, but then we decided for something a bit more aggressive, and it turned into these chunky riffs. These aisles of magazines and VHS tapes, stacked three to four feet high, Lemmy sitting on the couch, in his black bikini underwear with a spiderweb on them, after just dyeing his hair black, doing a phone interview, with a video game on pause on the television.”The Foo Fighters leader, who worked with Kilmister on his Probot album as well as inviting him to guest in the "White Limo" video, recalled that when Lemmy finished his interview, he asked Grohl if he wanted a Jack Daniel's.“It was fucking 11:15 in the morning,” says Grohl. Magazine that "No Son of Mine" is a bit of an homage to the Motorhead leader. “I said, ‘Sure’. I wish Lemmy were alive to hear it, because he would see how much an influence he's been to me.""No Son of Mine" is featured on Foo Fighters upcoming album, Medicine at Midnight, which is due Feb.

The smooth combo of songs almost sounds too good to be true.That's because McClintock is an expert at taking two disparate tunes and uniting them to eminently entertaining results. He's done it before with Slipknot meets Spice Girls, Marilyn Manson plus Mariah Carey, Motorhead and James Brown, Pantera with Bill Withers and even Danzig and disco.On "Hip to Be the Sandman," he used Metallica singer Hetfield's isolated "Sandman" vocal and overlaid it onto the backing track of the Huey Lewis tune. That appears especially true when combining Metallica's 1991 smash "Enter Sandman" with the 1986 Lewis hit "Hip to Be Square."Listen to the mashup down toward the bottom of this post.Music tinkerer Bill McClintock is the mastermind who took the dark metal strains of "Sandman" and mixed them with the bouncy pop-rock of "Square." He shared the amalgamation on Monday (Jan. 18), and the surprising effort from a fictional group he dubs "James Hetfield and the News" could undoubtedly get one's toes tapping. For the especially discerning ear, there are also bits of Megadeth's "Peace Sells" and Judas Priest's "Living After Midnight" in there."Hip to Be the Sandman" Mashup by "James Hetfield and the News"The 40 Best Cover Songs by Rock Bands
Source: Metallica + Huey Lewis Mashup ‘Hip to Be the Sandman’ Is a Real Toe-Tapper
Filed Under: MetallicaCategories: News Philip TrappPublished: January 19, 2021Steve Granitz / Aaron Rapoport, Getty ImagesShare on FacebookShare on TwitterWho'd have guessed that Metallica and Huey Lewis and the News could fit so well together?It might seem an unlikely pairing, but the recent "Hip to Be the Sandman" mashup on YouTube proves that music from the two acts can play quite well together.

Their last full length, Hardwired… 10 of last year, he celebrated the 11th anniversary of Metallica's 30th anniversary show, where McGovney was invited onstage to take part in the celebration. The band vowed another eight-year wait would not happen and with all the downtime wrought from the pandemic, Metallica have indeed begun working on new music."It’s the heaviest thing, the coolest," drummer Lars Ulrich told Classic Rock of the new material. That house was where Metallica started. To Self-Destruct, was released in 2016 after a grueling eight-year drought between albums. I lived in a condo 1983-1987 and had that same number."Despite only being a member of Metallica for the year of 1982, McGovney's legacy resides on the group's No Life 'Til Leather demo, the only Metallica recording to feature his playing, as well as short-lived guitarist Dave Mustaine, who was discharged from the band the following year.On Twitter, the former 'Tallica bassist frequently recollects his time spent in the influential band, sharing rare photos, such as the one seen here.On Dec. Mustaine also famously reunited with his old bandmates at the same gig.Meanwhile, fans are hoping to get a new record from Metallica sooner than later. That tag would later be applied to Germany's Helloween and their souped-up take on NWOBHM (New Wave of British Heavy Metal).Said McGovney of that business card, "Original Metallica business card. Before there was social media, sliding into DMs (direct messages) wasn't an option and that small rectangular piece of paper was a necessary lifeline for anyone looking to business of just about any sort.In the photo below, McGovney posted the yellowy piece of paper (perhaps it was once a shade of white nearly 40 years ago) bearing the Metallica logo, McGovney's home phone number and the label, "Power Metal."Of course, that genre designation pre-dates what is commonly regarded to as power metal. "But all kidding aside, if it wasn’t because we thought that the best record was still ahead of us, then why keep doing it? In Metallica we love the creative process, and it’s hard for me to imagine that we’ll ever stop making records."
Source: First Metallica Bassist Ron McGovney Posts Photo of Band’s Original Business Card
Filed Under: Metallica, Ron McGovneyCategories: News I moved to our rental house two doors down in 1981 and took the number with me. The phone number was the one I had in my bedroom in 1979. His Twitter page is a remarkable resource for early 'Tallica happenings and the erstwhile four-stringer has now shared a photo of Metallica's original business card.Today, the idea of a serious metal band doling out business cards comes off as a laughable concept. Joe DiVitaPublished: January 19, 2021metallica.comShare on FacebookShare on TwitterRon McGovney, Metallica's first bassist, was not a member of the band for very long, but his time spent with the thrash pioneers remains memorable nonetheless.

Still not convinced? What if we told you the image of a skull appeared in the melted metal?Neil Kamimura, a bladesmith who made a winning appearance on the History Channel's competition show Forged in Fire, is the man responsible for this ridiculously metal feat, both in the literal and figurative senses. Joe DiVitaPublished: January 18, 2021Ethan Miller, Getty Images / TikTok: rpm_neilShare on FacebookShare on TwitterIf you thought Gary Holt's guitar that was painted using his own blood was as metal as it gets, one TikTok user/blacksmith is staking his claim with something potentially even more metal than that — a knife made from Holt's guitar strings used on Slayer's farewell tour. In each episode of the show, four bladesmiths are pitted against each other, challenged to forge bladed weapons where the champion takes home a $10,000 prize.In the TikTok video below, separate from Kamimura's Forged in Fire appearance, a video montage lightly demonstrates the process of transforming discarded guitar strings into a hand-held weapon. For your convenience, we've provided a screenshot of that image further down the page so you can stare right into the face of death itself.Perhaps once Exodus release their long-awaited new album, Persona Non Grata, later this year and eventually get back on the road, we'll see another knife made from Holt's invaluable strings.Is That a Skull in the Metal Liquid of Melted Guitar Strings?TikTok: rpm_neilBest Thrash Album of Each Year Since 1983
Source: Blacksmith Makes Knife From Slayer Guitar Strings, Skull Appears in Melted Metal
Filed Under: gary holt, SlayerCategories: News It starts with clips surveying Holt's guitar string lot, which is labeled to signify which shows on Slayer's farewell run they were employed for.After the strings are melted down, a preview of their newly liquified state is seen as commenters took note that some bubbles in the substance appeared to resemble a skull's eyes and nose.

A proud parent just posted video of their young tot completely mesmerized by the heavy rhythms of Tool.As the TV is set to blast out a bit of "Invincible" from Tool's Fear Inoculum album, the young tike in the Batman PJs is drawn toward the television, stomping along and even starting a one-tot circular pattern before finding the rhythm of the not always easy to follow beats of Tool drummer Danny Carey.We could all take a lesson from this youngster who toward the end of the clip decides that their drink is distracting them from fully engaging in the song, so they sit the sippy cup down on the ground and continue rocking out until the song comes to its end.Given the child's synchronicity with the track, it's obvious the parents have weened this youngster on the marvels of Tool. Chad ChildersPublished: January 18, 2021Martin Philbey, Redferns/Getty Images / YouTube: Mom of FiveShare on FacebookShare on TwitterHere's something to lift your spirits in these troubling times. While there is much love for veteran metallers Tool, it looks like they're already winning over fans at an early age. So click play and get the wholesome moment we all could use today.Baby Dances to ToolEvery Tool Song Ranked
Source: Adorable Toddler Loves Tool, Can’t Stop Dancing
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still just a hardcore band over here. Though it has been a while since we've heard a new album from the group, Converge did recently provide some music for the Cyberpunk 2077 video game soundtrack which can be heard below.Converge & Shattered Void, "I Won't Let You Go"25 Legendary Punk + Hardcore Albums With No Weak Songs
Source: Converge Mistaken for Filipino Internet Company, React in the Best Way
Filed Under: ConvergeCategories: News While you’re here though click the link to our webstore and grab yourself a cool T-shirt or something.So yeah, click that webstore link. Covid has not forced us to become an internet provider in the Philippines yet, but we hope everyone over there gets their internet access back. Chad ChildersPublished: January 18, 2021Johnny Perilla, LoudwireShare on FacebookShare on Twitter"Hey honey, why did the hardcore band drop our Internet?" Converge found themselves on the receiving end of a number of angry messages over the weekend in a hilarious case of an Internet mixup.Apparently the band noticed something was up after getting a string of messages in Filipino language expressing their displeasure after their service provider suffered an outage. But as of yet we've not spotted any Converge "Internet Provider" merch. It turns out that the upset commenters mistook the band's socials for the Internet service provider Converge ICT Solutions.Finding the humor in the situation, the band served up a cheeky response that can be read below:Hey everyone…

In footage from the occasion, as shared by the Jiu-Jitsu Times, Mustaine receives his purple belt from Gracie Barra instructor Reginaldo Almeida, a third-degree jiu-jitsu black belt and a professor of the martial art.Watch the video down toward the bottom of this page.In an accompanying Facebook post, Almeida noted that Mustaine had achieved a blue belt two years prior. "We may change that because there's some other titles, and I usually change the titles four or five times before I settle on anything."New Megadeth music on the way and a jiu-jitsu purple belt for Mustaine? 14, 2021These 40 Smiling Rock Stars Will Make Your Day
Source: Watch: Megadeth’s Dave Mustaine Earns Purple Belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
Filed Under: dave mustaine, MegadethCategories: News It wouldn't be a stretch to surmise that most Megadeth listeners wouldn't want to come across Mustaine in a darkened alley. So unless you have some experience in martial arts training yourself, we wouldn't suggest trying to challenge the Megadeth frontman in a match-up — you just might wake up dead.Megadeth's Dave Mustaine Earns Jiu-Jitsu Purple Belt – Jan. (There are also extremely high-level coral and red belts.) The Megadeth figurehead already has a black belt in Tae Kwon Do and Ukidokan karate."After 2 years as a blue belt and hard training and lots of ups and downs today I had the honor to promote Mr [Dave Mustaine] to his well deserved purple belt!" Almeida said. "Congratulations kid!"Talk about a rockin' achievement. After last year overcoming a cancer diagnosis, Mustaine kicked off 2021 by earning his purple belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu.The Megadeth bandleader earned the mid-level adult jiu-jitsu ranking last week (Jan. The threat is certainly real. In fact, during a recent Rock 'n' Roll Fantasy Camp Masterclass, the frontman even played a snippet from the effort and divulged a working title for Megadeth's long-awaited Dystopia follow-up."The tentative album title we have right now is called The Sick, the Dying and the Dead," Mustaine revealed during a Q&A as part of the virtual symposium. Brown comes next, succeeded by various degrees of black. Still, there's plenty that Megadeth-loving metal fans have to anticipate, including a new album from the band that should be coming down the pike shortly. In Brazilian jiu-jitsu, a white belt is the beginner's rank, followed by blue and purple. Philip TrappPublished: January 18, 2021Kevin Winter, Getty ImagesShare on FacebookShare on TwitterThose familiar with Dave Mustaine's extra-musical activities know the Megadeth frontman is adept at martial arts. Now 59, the rocker hasn't slowed down in that pursuit. 14) at the Gracie Barra training location in Spring Hill, Tenn., near the musician's Nashville home base.

Lauryn SchaffnerUpdated: January 17, 2021Chris Walter, WireImageShare on FacebookShare on TwitterMotley Crue are one of several bands who announced a reunion in 2019. They've broken up several times, replaced members, started other bands… the list goes on.In honor of their reunion news, which stated that they blew up the legal document proclaiming they would never tour again, we decided to reflect on the band's career to highlight both their ups and downs. They initially retired in 2015 — or so we thought — when they signed a "cessation of touring agreement." That literally means no more touring. And now they're back.This may have come as a surprise to some, but others, who know the rollercoaster-like history of Crue's career, most likely anticipated that they'd come around again. This is the story of Nikki Sixx, Vince Neil, Mick Mars and Tommy Lee — this is Motley Crue.Motley Crue: Career TimelineMotley Crue Albums Ranked
Source: Motley Crue: A Timeline of Their Storied Career
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[We had] a few suggestions here and there."It wasn't long before all that tinkering resulted in a finished product, one that would stand the test of time as one of metal's biggest hits."I mean, that song… But Who's Buying?," it was only "a couple hours" from start to finish, according to bassist David Ellefson.In an extensive conversation on the "No Fuckin' Regrets" podcast (audio below), hosted by Machine Head's Robb Flynn, Ellefson reflected on the night the title track to the band's breakout third record came together.Setting the scene, Ellefson recalled that Dave Mustaine had written the riff while he was equipped with what he believes was a fretless B.C. Ellefson likened the experience to seeing an ex with a new partner.David Ellefson on the "No Fuckin' Regrets" PodcastTop 66 Hard Rock + Metal Bassists of All Time 
Source: David Ellefson: Megadeth’s ‘Peace Sells’ Song Was Written In Just ‘A Couple Hours’
Filed Under: David Ellefson, MegadethCategories: News We sort of put it together. And Business Is Good engineer and co-producer Karat Faye and the bassist explained, "We were sitting there, and Dave picks the bass up, and he starts noodling. And he wrote the lyrics, I think, pretty quickly; it kind of fell out."Elsewhere in the podcast, as previously reported, Ellefson also told Flynn the story of the day Mustaine first heard Metallica's debut album, Kill 'Em All, which was recorded after Mustaine was fired from the band in 1983 and featured four songs on which the guitarist had co-write credits. He goes, 'Hey, Junior, come over here and play this.'""So we started working on that, trying to get that figured out," Ellefson elaborated (transcription via Blabbermouth), "And we go to rehearsal that night… We went down there, and that song just kind of wrote itself that night. And that became that song. Rich Eagle bass. "Dave would just kind of sit there, and wheels were always turning and ideas were coming up. Dave had the riffs, [drummer] Gar [Samuelson] started playing. At the time, the two were living with Killing Is My Business… It sounds great.' And wheels were turning," he continued. It might have been."Regarding the title, the Megadeth bassist wasn't hazy on the details as to how that surfaced."We were sitting there driving, and we had the radio on, and I remember Dave just looks at me and he goes, 'Hey, what do you think about 'Peace Sells… But Who's Buying?' [And I said], 'Cool. In the case of Megadeth's iconic "Peace Sells… literally, within a couple of hours [it] was done," Ellefson further recalled, expressing a modicum of uncertainty as he went on, "I don't know if it was that night. Joe DiVitaPublished: January 16, 2021Santiago Bluguermann, LatinContent via Getty ImagesShare on FacebookShare on TwitterThe process of writing a song is different for everyone. Sometimes inspiration strikes quickly and everything comes together in a matter of moments, while, other times, musicians will spend years or even over a decade trying to complete just one track.

Super catchy stuff right here.”The Doom Songs” by the PlasmaticsWendy O. I discovered the band from the Return of the Living Dead soundtrack and "Evil" has always been my favorite track.”Voices of the Dead” by Calabrese‘Voices of the Dead’ from Phoenix, Arizona’s Calabrese is taken from their excellent 2007 record Traveling Vampire Show. I’d never heard of Misfits but knew I had to find some of their records. It’s nice to see a pop star as big as Miley Cyrus raising some awareness about Wendy recently. Somehow, I only recently discovered this band, but there’s lots of fantastic stuff in their catalog.”Nightcrawler” by The DahmersA friend of mine turned me on to The Dahmer’s 2017 In the Dead of Night album. No exceptions. She deserves more attention as being a trailblazer in so many ways. called Spins. It sounded like a feral street gang belting out '50s garage pop. They are the originators, the ones who took '50s garage pop and laced it with the most gruesome things Glenn Danzig's mind could imagine. They have faster, more punk tracks but "End of Days" is probably my personal favorite. 20 Rock + Metal Musicians With Tattoos of Bands 
Source: 13 Awesome Horror-Punk Songs (Not by the Misfits) Picked by Bloody Hammers
Filed Under: bloody hammers, misfitsCategories: News I reckon you can’t get much more "horror" than necrophilia.”End of Days” by The OtherIt’s hard to believe The Other have been around almost 20 years. But that doesn't mean the conversation ends at the Misfits — there's a lot more out there. From their 1982 record, Pissed and Proud.”Rebirth” by The Crimson GhostsThis band has been around since the early '00s and have lots of good tracks, but for this list I’m going with "Rebirth." It’s a real catchy, heavy track.”Code Blue” by T.S.O.L."Code Blue" comes from T.S.O.L.’s 1981 horror punk classic Dance With Me. When I was a kid, a friend of mine from the neighborhood had a copy of their Garage Days Re-Revisted EP, which had a cover of The Misfits’ "Last Caress" on it. So here’s my list, Enjoy!Get your copy of Bloody Hammers' new album, 'Songs of Unspeakable Terror,' out on Napalm Records, here. Simple yet fast, but melodic and catchy as hell. I loved every song on it. Now, Static Age is my favorite album but Walk Among Us was an amazing intro.Since the new Bloody Hammers album definitely has some horror punk inspiration, Loudwire asked me to put together a list of Horror Punk that isn’t by The Misfits. Every Cramps song is my favorite, but for this list I’ll go "Big Black Witchcraft Rock" from their 2003, Fiends on Dope Island record.”Killing Saturday Night” by Nim VindThis 2009 track by Nim Vind has become a staple in horror punk fans’ playlists over the past decade. This was pre-internet so that meant going from record store to record store digging through crates until you found something.Finally I found a copy of Walk Among Us at a store in Greensboro, N.C. Follow the band on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Spotify.”Evil” by 45 Grave45 Grave’s 1983 album Sleep in Safety is one of the oldest records I’ve owned through the years since my teens. LoudwirePublished: January 15, 2021General ZodShare on FacebookShare on TwitterHorror Punk: the conversation always starts with the Misfits. That's why we tapped Anders Manga of occult rock duo Bloody Hammers to get you more acquainted with things.My intro to horror punk was actually via Metallica. For this list I’m gonna go with "The Doom Song." Note to Spotify: Please get Plasmatics’ debut, New Hope for the Wretched, so I can stop wearing out my vinyl.”Far From Paradise” by Scarlet’s RemainsMaybe some will argue this pick is deathrock/goth rock and I agree with that, but this track is pretty punk to me. I’ll always remember how hard "Chopsley" slammed live.”Big Black Witchcraft Rock” by The CrampsMaybe The Cramps weren’t super fast punk, but there’s no denying the huge influence they had on the emerging horror punk subgenre. I loved this band and the two albums they released back in the mid-00s.”Maniac” by Peter and the Test Tube BabiesPeter and the Test Tube Babies weren’t a horror punk band but "Maniac" has all the bones of a horror punk song. I was hooked and had to hunt down everything they ever did, which wasn’t easy in those days. I love old Cheap Trick.”Monster Mutant Boogie” by Blood Sucking Zombies From Outer SpaceBZFOS have lots of good stuff, but "Monster Mutant Boogie" remains my favorite — the version from their 2012 Decade of Decay release.”Chopsley: Rabid Bikini Model” by The Voluptuous Horror of Karen BlackWhen I was living in NYC periodically in the late '90s, The Voluptuous Horror of Karen Black were in fine form, packing houses with their art punk stage spectacle. The song has a classic melodic punk vibe but as a bonus, singer Christoffer Karlsson reminds me of Robin Zander. Williams was the queen of gritty classic punk in my opinion. It’s fast, melodic and even has some Frankie Valli-like backing vocals in the chorus.

It will arrive in virtual cinemas and select theaters on Feb. The documentary also features an original soundtrack composed by Tankian that features a mix of his solo work (he has a new EP titled Elasticity via Alchemy Recordings coming soon) as well as several iconic System of a Down tracks.The passion by the singer not only for his music but for the right to be able to share his message comes through. Now Tankian's continued activism is at the center of a new film, Truth to Power, that is set to arrive in February.A new trailer for the film has arrived, featuring a mix of interviews, performance footage and news footage showcasing some of the reasons Tankian has continued to fight his fight against corrupt governments over the years. 19. At one point in the trailer, Tankian addresses a concert crowd stating, "It's our responsibility to tell you these things and rock you at the same time."Tankian shares his story, while longtime friends and musical associates Rick Rubin and Tom Morello also have a chance to add to the narrative within the film.Truth to Power was written, directed and produced by Garin Hovannisian, with Tankian also serving as a producer on the film. Check out the trailer and poster for Truth to Power below.Oscilloscope LaboratoriesTruth to Power Trailer12 Huge Things That Didn't Suck About 2020
Source: Serj Tankian ‘Truth to Power’ Documentary Trailer + Screening Date Revealed
Filed Under: Serj Tankian, system of a downCategories: News System of a Down's Serj Tankian has used his platform as the singer of a popular rock and metal band to bring attention to the crimes of the Armenian genocide and shine a light on corruption in politics and the desire for social justice through music. Chad ChildersPublished: January 15, 2021YouTube: oscopelabsShare on FacebookShare on TwitterThroughout his career, the message has remained clear.

Tag me in it."As luck would have it, another TikToker was up for the challenge. Philip TrappPublished: January 15, 2021TikTok: @storkythecat / Vince Bucci (Getty)Share on FacebookShare on TwitterEver heard a cat sing the unmistakable intro of Disturbed's classic "Down With the Sickness"? Wyatt then headbangs over a screenshot of the Disturbed The Sickness album as the mash-up cat intro plays.The cat rendition even got Disturbed's attention. Well, you're about to, thanks to the work of social media users on the spry video-sharing outpost TikTok.It all started last month with a request from Jalen Amend (@the_jaybird379). In a Dec. 14), the band let their followers in on the funny video by sharing it across their social media outlets — including their TikTok.The kitty's name is Storky, and she's a veritable TikTok sensation in her own right. 13 response, a creator named Wyatt (@fly_wy) excitedly applied the suggestion and presented viewers with a version of Disturbed's "Down With the Sickness" intro supplanted with the cat sound."[I] fuckin' like the way you think," Wyatt answered. "Consider it done." He re-shared a clip from Amend's original vid followed by footage of him working on the amalgamation. The original TikTok vid of Storky singing — it was first posted in November 2020 — has almost 20 million views. He highlighted a clip of a small feline's meow that sounds remarkably close to Disturbed singer David Draiman's aggro staccato that opens "Sickness." Amend wanted to know if anyone could remix the song with it."I know I don't got a lot of followers," the listener addressed viewers, "but if someone could make that cat sound to 'Down With the Sickness' — that 'wah-ah-ah-ah' — that'd be great. Before the Disturbed version, the same clip sparked numerous other cat duets across social media.It's just another example of the creative teamwork that can arise when social media users get together on an enjoyable — if not side-splittingly absurd — idea.Maybe Disturbed can work the "Sickness" cat intro into a live show sometime.The 40 Best Cover Songs of 2020
Source: House Cat Singing Disturbed’s ‘Down With the Sickness’ Intro Takes TikTok by Storm
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The announcement is accompanied by a NSFW music video for the single and album opener, "Menstrual Envy."In the video, the band is seen meeting with an agent outside, who informs them they will be signing their contract with Century Media before handing them a bag of psychedelic mushrooms to ingest before their meeting. "Menstrual Envy"2. This is your brain on Sanguisugabogg."Watch the NSFW music video below and look for Tortured Whole to drop on March 26. "Felching Filth"Best Death Metal Album of Each Year Since 1985  
Source: NSFW: Sanguisugabogg Drop Brutal New Song ‘Menstrual Envy’ Off Debut Album ‘Tortured Whole’
Categories: News "Tortured Whole"7. To pre-order your copy, head here.Sanguisugabogg, "Menstrual Envy"Sanguisugabogg, Tortured Whole Album Art + Track ListingCentury Media1. Thanks," said Sanguisugabogg in a collective statement.Musically, "Menstrual Envy" is a knuckle-walking death metal track that continuously tries to best itself in Earth-heaving brutality, rife with gut-check slams and elbow-swinging pit grooves.Mike Gitter, the label's VP of A&R, said of the band, "Sanguisugabogg were one of the most unlikely and explosive success stories of 2019. "Gored in the Chest"3. In a short space of time, they became the most buzzed-about band in extreme metal. "Pornographic"5. "Dick Filet"9. Now, Tortured Whole is a creative step into a more unsettling terrain, probably death metal's answer to PFunk's Maggot Brain. "Dead as Shit"6. The contract includes "enhanced dong / big weiner [sic] provisions," that necessitates the enhancement of the band members' genitalia.In reality, it's the beginning of a nightmarish horror script in which their new enhancements turn on them, swelling to monstrous sizes as they begin to tear into the guts of those nearby. "Interlube"8. Fans are also left with a "to be continued…" cliffhanger as the immediate threats are dealt with."This is a love song about chopping off your own damn hog. "Posthumous Compersion"11. Joe DiVitaPublished: January 15, 2021ChongripperShare on FacebookShare on TwitterSanguisugabogg, the Ohio death metal group whose name means "bloodsucker" in Latin, have signed to Century Media for the release of their debut record, Tortured Whole. "Urinary Ichor"10. Their acid-addled take on death metal struck a raw nerve with a scant 11 minutes of genre-busting insanity on the Pornographic Seizures EP. "Dragged by a Truck"4.

Armed with a metal baseball bat and other large, blunt objects, the mob repeatedly attacked police, striking shields with the aforementioned objects while also hurling bulky objects their way.Off to the left in the frame is Gunn, who was a few feet away from the entrance. etc.," he continued.Gunn insisted this was not "trying to keep this under wraps" and noted, "As you can see I'm swagged the fuck out with no mask in front of 100 cameras because I'm doing nothing wrong." He also cracked, "I'm not as dumb as my hair style suggests."Read his full statement below.Dear internet cucks,👊🏿👹👊🏿I admit this is me on the steps of the capital building filming our next video. 47, 11th Movement in G Major, was independently released last year. In a response statement after video footage circulated, Gunn claimed there is no evidence of him inside the Capitol and that he was there to film a music video. Joe DiVitaPublished: January 15, 2021Reddit: GameBoy09Share on FacebookShare on TwitterKing 810 singer David Gunn was seen on video at the deadly Jan. As you can see I’m swagged the fuck out with no mask in front of 100 cameras because I’m doing nothing wrong. where else would I be ?👊🏿👹👊🏿Sorry to disappoint everyone but I cannot also admit to being a racist, bigot, homophobe, sexist, fascist, alt right (or whatever you whack jobs are on this week) etc. The Feds have phoned me already and there isn’t a single image of me “rioting” or going inside the building. where else would I be?""Sorry to disappoint everyone, but I cannot also admit to being a racist, bigot, homophobe, sexist, fascist, alt right) or whatever you whack jobs are on this week) etc. Capitol Building. in relation to a man who was "critically beaten" in their home town. It was their fourth album overall and second consecutive record to come out without being signed to a record label.In 2018, the band's music was categorized as "hate speech" by YouTube. Multiple members have also faced arrests over weapons charges over the years and, in 2014, Gunn and bassist Eugene Gill were arrested en route to the Download Festival in the U.K. (see red queen)👊🏿👹👊🏿🇺🇸 🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸King 810's most recent album, AK Concerto No. I’m the singer of the most hated band in America… The charges against the two were ultimately dismissed.This story will be updated as any further information becomes available.News of Gunn's presence at the Capitol riot comes in the wake of Iced Earth founder and guitarist Jon Schaffer appearing on the FBI's 'Most Wanted' list as he was photographed inside of the Capitol building, wearing an 'Oath Keepers Lifetime Member' hat. The frontman also said he has already spoken with Federal agents since the event.In a 13-minute video posted on Reddit (Gunn can be seen at the 10:30 mark), rioters are seen making attempts to breach the Capitol as police officers walled off an entry way with riot shields. The Southern Poverty Law Center has identified the conspiracy-laced Oath Keepers group, comprised of "tens of thousands of present and former law enforcement officials and military veterans," as an extremist antigovernment movement.20 Artists Who Told Politicians to Stop Using Their Music
Source: King 810’s David Gunn Issues Statement on Presence at Capitol Building Riot
Filed Under: King 810Categories: News "I'm the singer of the most hated band in America… etc.👊🏿👹👊🏿I appreciate the compliments on my jacket however it is not for sale (altho our new album is)…👊🏿👹👊🏿I was not trying to keep this under wraps. 6 pro-Trump riot that took place the U.S. On video, he was not among those making violent attempts to gain entry to the Capitol, where Congress was present inside certifying the votes cast by the Electoral College.Other images on social media also show Gunn's presence among the rioters.In his statement, which was shared on social media, the singer for the Flint, Michigan group confessed to being present on the steps of the Capitol to film his band's next music video. I’m not as dumb as my hair style suggests.👊🏿👹👊🏿I couldn’t care less if you stop following me or stop listening to my music because I never cared to begin with.

Learn more here. But in a pandemic world we're pulling back the curtain on the home lives of rockers now more than ever.In this installment of an ongoing series, Fripp delivers the familiar riffs while Toyah, perched upon an exercise bike, embraces the energy of the song with theatrical hand gestures as she pedals away. Plus, both Toyah and Robert have links where you can have them record personalized video messages.Robert Fripp & Toyah Willcox, "Enter the Sandman" (Metallica Cover)Every Metallica Song Ranked
Source: Watch King Crimson’s Robert Fripp + Wife Toyah’s Bizarre Metallica ‘Enter Sandman’ Cover
Filed Under: King Crimson, Metallica, Robert FrippCategories: News Check out more here.In addition, both Robert and Toyah have gone the extra mile to provide a bit more for their viewing audience. The video, with the song titled "Enter the Sandman," can be viewed at the bottom of this post.The legendary musician, like many others, has taken to the internet during the pandemic uploading a series of cover songs. Chad ChildersPublished: January 14, 2021YouTube: ToyahShare on FacebookShare on TwitterWe've seen Metallica's "Enter Sandman" covered many times over the years, but never have we seen it done by a guitar god — King Crimson's Robert Fripp — while his wife — accomplished actress and musician Toyah Willcox — rides an exercise bike and sings in the pantry of their home. The couple seem to enjoy the surreal fun of the performance as Fripp cracks up a bit at the end of the clip. Fans can order a piece of artwork with a hand-written snippet from their favorite Toyah song while Robert will hand-write an Aphorism from a setlist of his own favorites, and will also include a piece of handmade art to accompany his words. Fripp and Willcox have been providing musical entertainment via their "Toyah and Robert's Sunday Lunch" series, while also fielding viewer questions via Toyah's YouTube channel.In addition to "Enter Sandman," the couple have covered Alice Cooper's "School's Out," Sex Pistols' "Anarchy in the UK" and Nirvana's "Smells Like Teen Spirit" among others, all usually from their kitchen area.

Drowning Pool's Sinner, Ill Niño's Revolution Revolución, Mudvayne's The Beginning of All Things to End, Mushroomhead's XX, P.O.D.'s Satellite, Saliva's Every Six Seconds, Sevendust's Animosity and Staind's Break the Cycle all came out in 2001. It was also a heck of a year for rock and metal. Tons of killer albums came out in 2001; we've compiled 87 of 'em that rock and metal lovers of all stripes likely enjoyed — and still do! But the iTunes Store was still two years away!All the same, plenty of efforts by big-name rockers emerged in 2001 — many of them on the same day. Legally, at least. Sure, peer-to-peer file-sharing networks were on the rise. Think about the landmark release date of May 15, 2001: That's when Megadeth's The World Needs a Hero, Tool's Lateralus and Weezer's "Green Album" dropped simultaneously.It was also smack dab in the middle of nu-metal's mainstream popularity. Philip TrappPublished: January 14, 2021Share on FacebookShare on TwitterWow, 2001 was a long time ago. Indeed, it's almost hard to believe these releases all turn 20 this year.Back then, most had to purchase an album physically to enjoy it at home. There's something for everyone. Which of these records did you have on your shelves in 2001?87 Albums Turning 20 in 2021
Source: 87 Rock + Metal Albums Turning 20 in 2021
Filed Under: Slipknot, system of a down, Tool, weezerCategories: News Talk about a banner year for the infamous alt-metal subgenre.So relive some rock and metal history with 87 albums celebrating two decades of existence this year.