Friday, April 8, 2011

Rob Zombie

Since my recent posts have been really obscure bands, I thought I would post one that more of you have likely heard. Rob Zombie was the founding member of White Zombie (Which, in an attempt to squeeze another post out of my music collection, I'll cover later.) and in 1998, the band broke up and he perused a solo career. Since then, he has also started directing movies.

So, to kick off the music, I thought I'd post Call of the Zombie/Superbeast, from his first solo album, Hellbilly Deluxe . To this day, Call of the Zombie is still one of my favorite intros for an album.

I figured I would skip his remix and live albums, as well as the compilation CDs. By doing so, I am able to cover all four of his main albums. As such, here is a sample from The Sinister Urge, Feel So Numb.

Next is The Lords of Salem, from his third album, Educated Horses. Also, for those of you that like his movies, he has announced that his next movie will be based on this song.

As Rob Zombie is an act that if you ever get an opportunity to see live, you should take, I had to post some kind of live footage. I was actually able to see him last October with Alice Cooper and Murderdolls on the Gruesome Twosome tour. I thought about posting some footage from that show, but I found a professionally recorded video that was released on his latest album, Hellbilly Deluxe 2. This is, Mars Needs Women.

And, just because I didn't find a way to work it in above, here is his smoking hot wife, Sheri Moon Zombie.


Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Light Post

As a reminder: I am moving to updating on Mon/Wed/Fri/Sun for the time being. I thought about skipping today, as I made a post yesterday, but I saw a couple small things, and thought I'd share them with you.

First up, Skindred released a new music video for a song off their upcoming album, Union Black. This is Warning featuring Jacoby Shaddix from Papa Roach.

In other, sadder news, Scott Colombus, the former drummer for Manowar and Ross The Boss died on Monday morning. Last I checked, they have not said how he died. You can read more about it HERE. (Like I said though, there's not really any additional details.)

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Dead Man's Bones

First off, I was planning on spacing the super off the wall bands out, but this post was mostly typed, and I needed to get something out. And, speaking of needing to get stuff done, as some of you might have noticed, I was just starting to get back to normal yesterday. Well, it turns out that I have a lot more work that I have to complete now...and then I have finals...and then a vacation. So this whole month is going to be busy. I've tried to maintain daily postings, but I don't know if I can keep that up right now. For now, expect a new post every other day. I'll crank out Tues/Thurs/Sat posts if I can get to them. This will also give me more time to get back to all of you on my "off-days". *EDIT* AAAAND as this is being posted on Tues, there may or may not be a Wed post....It'll be a SIR-PRIZE!

Okay, so here's one that I'd be very suprised if anyone had heard of. Dead Man's Bones is a band started by actor Ryan Gosling and his friend Zach Shields with the Silverlake Conservatory Children’s Choir from Los Angeles, California. They only have one self-titled album out.

If you haven't learned by now, I love anything that's odd. A children's choir singing a Halloween themed album is nothing, if not odd. Now the question is, "Is it good?" Well, I certainly liked it enough to post it, but I'll let you decide if you want to actually seek it out, or not.

First up is Loose Your Soul, from their only album, the self-titled, Dead Man's Bones.

And then there's also My Body's A Zombie For You.

I'm going to stop there as there's not that much diversity on this album. If you like these, then you'll like the rest. If it brings back repressed memories of your Kindergarten musical that your parents forced you to participate in, then there's nothing I can really post to change your mind.

Monday, April 4, 2011

Stolen Babies

Okay okay...Time for a "real post". I might eventually post some videos/pictures from the Avalanche Tour that I went to see, but I dunno. It was a good show. I'm glad I saw it. I'm REALLY glad I saw it for free. But I'm not sure I can turn a review into a full post. So, for now let's move on to yet another band that I doubt many, or perhaps, even any of you have heard of...

Stolen Babies is a band that is in the same vein as Diablo Swing Orchestra (Who is working on a new album by the way.) According to Wikipedia, they are, "an American avant-garde metal band with significant influences from dark cabaret". Unfortunately, I have not been able to find their demos or EP. As such, I can't post any tracks from those.

What I CAN post examples of, however, is their one and only full length album,There Be Squabbles Ahead. This is Push Button, one of the tracks off that album.

Next is Lifeless, from the same album.

And finally, I found this track from an upcoming album. I couldn't find any more details on when it will be released. This is Splatter!

Also, it has come to my attention that two of the members, Gil and Rani Sharone have played various instruments with Maynard James Keenan in Puscifer. I would post some examples, but I can't find any specifics.

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Just got back from Stone Sour...

It's official. The next metal show I go to, I will be bringing along with me, a pair of tin snips and a plastic bag. Every extended thumb I see, I'm going to collect.

See this? This is the infamous "devil's horns", or "sign of the horns". The universal hand gesture for, "ROCK THE FUCK ON!". While he didn't "invent" the gesture, Ronnie James Dio is typically cited as the source it's popularity in the metal scene. As you can see in the picture, the correct way to "throw the horns" is by first, extending your arm out. You then extend your pinky, and index finger, making sure your middle and ring fingers remain down. Finally, you move your thumb ON TOP OF THESE TWO FINGERS. 

What you DO NOT do, is this. The gesture shown on the left is American Sign Language for, "I love you". Sure, you might love the band performing, but that does NOT give you the right to extend your thumb. When you do that, you loose any hope of looking cool, and instead get moved into the "drunk bitch that shouldn't be here" category. You don't want to be in that category, do you? If you need to think before you answer, then perhaps it will help if I also remind you that from now on people in this category will no longer have a thumb that they can erroneously extend. It's simple. If you want to be able to hold that beer that you keep drenching people in, then all you have to to is fold your thumb. Just think of all the fun games of Thumb of War you'll miss out on if you don't.

Just as a disclaimer, I may or may not get around to updating this post with an actual review. If I don't, then consider my official review as: "It was good." For now, I'm setting this to autopost at 12:01 on Sunday. If you're seeing this disclaimer, it means I'm still doing piles and piles of busywork for my fucktarted teacher, who that I hope with every ounce of my being that he gets fired. Seriously, the fact that his molecules are even on our plane of existence is pissing me off.