Some old tunes, some new tunes, all good tunes, most Mondays... While I normally just let the songs do the talking, this mix requires a special shout-out. My longtime friend, Sam, and her newborn son, West, requested a specially-curated Monday Mixtape. It's hard enough to make a playlist for a baby--I'm inclinded to just post this --but to impress an infant and his hip mom? Even more difficult. Hopefully these twelve songs will hit that sweet spot and suffice. You can't go wrong with Danzig, right? Right-Click + Save Link [...]
Bonnaroo has added more acts to its 2012 lineup. Set for June 7-10th in Manchester, TN, this year's festival already promised Radiohead, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Phish, The Beach Boys, Bon Iver, The Shins, Feist, Black Star, and Ben Folds Five, among others. Now joining them are Puscifer, Santigold, The Temper Trap, fun., and The Cave Singers. Plus, Glen Danzig will deliver a "Legacy" set, which consists of music from Danzig, The Misfits, and Samhain. Good thing it won't be chilly in Manchester . Even more additions are coming soon , including a [...]
I actually think these are way funnier than the Dave Mustaine meme that started making the rounds last month. But the fact that there isn't a single one about Danzig's bricks is, frankly, a crime. So I'm going to copy echo Vince's challenge from the aforementioned Mustaine meme and ask MetalSucks readers to go here, [...]
February is always an exciting time of year to plan ahead for music festival season and this week has been a busy one around these parts. Everyone else is getting busy, too; it looks like the Bonnaroo website was just relaunched with a new set of 2012 graphics and a promise of an artist announcement [...]
Metallica Beyond Magnetic Vertigo Records 30 January 2012 by Tom Doyle If we follow the chronology of that famous T-shirt , we appear to currently be in the "death" phase of Metallica's career. I recently took to these very pages to explain why Lulu was not the worst album of 2011 but [...]
Today's your lucky day! Although Friday the 13th is known to be a day of unfortunate accidents, faux pas, and all around unhappy occurrences that we chalk up to "bad luck," as any gambler knows, luck can turn on a dime. Gathered here in this video roundup are songs that we hope will change your luck today. So have a happy day, everyone, and remember, 13th or otherwise, it's still Friday! Danzig - Thirteen Johnny Cash - Thirteen [...]
I have a soft side, too. Catch me at the right time and I might even have a tear building up in one eye. I'm not just about those huge fuzzy riffs or deafening bass and drums. Sometimes I just wanna relax and forget about all my troubles - to drift away quietly and comfortably while acoustic guitars and a soothing voice tell me everything's gonna be okay. Don't you? Lately when I want that part of my brain tickled, I've been reaching for Along the Gallows , the debut full-length album by The Bailey Hounds [...]
In short: Yes, yes it is. We're not entirely sure why Dez Fafara (DevilDriver, Coal Chamber), Doug Aldrich (Whitesnake, Dio), Rob "Blasko" Nicholson (Prong, Rob Zombie, Danzig, Ozzy Osbourne), and John Tempesta (White Zombie, Testament, The Cult) decided it would be a good idea to team up and cover 'Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer' (for the Metal Christmas album, We Wish You A Merry Xmas and a Headbanging New Year ). Neither are we quite sure whether or not the beyond OTT nature of the result in any way justifies the idea's inherent stupidity. [...]
Metallica recently celebrated their 30th anniversary with some special friends.
Metallica certainly saved the best for last. All last week, the band took over The Filmore in San Francisco for a series of intimate shows to celebrate their 30 years as a band. They really loaded the final two shows with the big guns. On Friday, they brought out Danzig, Halford and Jerry Cantrell. On ...
In 1916, psychologist Hugo Münsterberg published the first work of film theory, The Photoplay: A Psychological Study . Münsterberg claims film and theater are distinctly separate because moving pictures are freed from the constraints of space, time, and causality. This isolation from the practical world provides a completely different psychic experience through "the perfect unity of plot and pictorial experience". As the emerging art form developed in the 1920s, French artists sought to create films that employed only uniquely cinematic techniques without any other influences. This movement, later dubbed Cinema Pur or "Pure Cinema", sought to free film from [...]
Atlanta’s MonstrO brings together a mesmerizing work of art in their self-titled debut. Composed of ex-members of Bloodsimple, Danzig and Torche, Kyle Sanders, Bevan Davies, Juan Montoya and Charlie Suarez creates a sound that reminds one of 70s hard rock. But that’s not all. By listening to the album, one can hear that this album [...]
From Kris Kross to Danzig, SoCal writer, Liz Ortega tells us about her '90s identity crisis along with her brutal fashion sense.
Ever wonder what Slayer's rider looks like? Well, now we have the answers: The Most Metal Metal Band of All Time apparently loves Gogurt, Bowflex, Hogan's Heroes, hand sanitizer, and hand satanizer. And the craziest part about this document is that it's apparently 100% real - Transmission Entertainment is the company that puts on FunFunFun [...]
Glenn Danzig?s recent comments and alleged behavior at Fun Fun Fun Fest provoked much talk among the heavy metal community. Mainstream publications such as Rolling Stone brought this conversation to a much larger audience. Besides trying to instigate a riot, Danzig bemoaned playing the Black Stage. He said he is as big as Slayer, so he should be on... Read More/Discuss on Metal Underground.com
PIT-R-DUN!All pics by Van DamnedBy Van Damned (SATX), The Swizard (ATX), and Andrew Wilhelm (Denver, but TX for life)Bangover, hangover, smangover - whatever it was, we've recovered from it and will now present you our highlights from this year's Fun Fun Fun Fest. It was one hell of a weekend, filled with metal, tacos, dank hip-hop, Shiners, Tecates, and swag off the meter. We hope to do it again
A breakdown of the Weird, the Wild, and the Fantastic acts that made Fun Fun Fun Fest 2011 live up to its name.
Norman Toronto Three think-sunny-thoughts reasons to get out of the house and wander over to the Double Door tonight... 1. The Albany Park quintet Norman Toronto and His Band easily fit within Chicago’s vast and exciting psychedelic rock scene with its penchant for low-rumbling, swirling rhythms and sharp guitar solos. The glue that holds these ragamuffins together is Norman Toronto himself. The frontman’s rich baritone triggers thoughts to other great dramatic vocalists such as Morrissey and Danzig. The band’s album Rock and Roll [...]
Graham Williams, festival organizer of Fun Fun Fun Fest has posted an account of the events leading up to, and including, Danzig 's set at the recent festival, on the comments of a Facebook status from said festival's page. For context, said account appears to be a response to a deluge of complaints in the comments prior. You can find the status, and subsequent comment apocalypse here .