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Metal purists and longtime scene haunts Howie Abrams and Sacha Jenkins have assembled an unconventional (and frequently hilarious) book on the ethos of heavy metal that calls for an unconventional mode of review. Metalheads and punkers,...Show More Summary
Photo Credit: Kevin Winter/Getty ImagesI can still see the man jamming along to Zeppelin on Slayer's tour bus, a hundred lit candles all around him, nodding to me as I passed by to the rear of the coach for an interview with Dave Lombardo. I'm absolutely stunned by this as I'm sure the entire metal community is. RIP, Jeff...
No rolling preamble this time, just a friendly check-in and well-wishes to all of you readers.Cheers...Listening:Killing Joke - The Singles Collection: 1979-2012Killing Joke - Night TimeKilling Joke - Absolute DissentKilling Joke - MMXIIThe Ocean - PelagialOceans of Slumber - AetherialDust - Hard Attack/Dust reissueH.I.M. Show More Summary
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I don't give too many plugs for things outside of music, but this one's compelled me. Comic books are just too freaking expensive, that's a fact. The superhero renaissance in cinema has kept a mainstream interest in them when they were nearly extinct a decade ago. Show More Summary
In my second editorial for Ghost Cult Magazine, I was asked to chime in with my thoughts about the controversial Queensryche division. Check it out in Issue 7, also featuring interviews with Intronaut, Soilwork, Cathedral, Six Feet Under, Enslaved and more...
Now running at Blabbermouth, my reviews of the latest from Clutch, Otep, Puscifer, Arbogast, Nader Sadek, Ruins, Baptists, Focus, Cold Steel and the Mudhoney documentary, I'm Now.
Those who were Tower Records habitués can hopefully relate to this little nugget from the past. There was a time when music stores were not just emporiums of sound, but cultural hubs where like minds could congregate, future artists could refine their knowledge and loners could find those special voices who spoke their language on record. Show More Summary
Don't infer by the title of this post that I'm dishing on the immortal Iron Maiden. As my stepfather has coined from the silver screen of yesterday, Mother Q never raised such a foolish child. Anyone who knows me knows Maiden is my favorite...Show More Summary
Hey there, everybody. Just wrapped on March's blitz of Blabbermouth reviews, so I anticipate getting more reviews planted over here in the upcoming week and thereafter. As previously promised, be on the lookout for analysis of the new...Show More Summary
Beatallica - Abbey Load2013 Oglio Entertainment GroupRay Van Horn, Jr.The legend of Milwaukee genre splicers Beatallica is familiar to most rock fans, the most important fact being that they have the endorsements of both Lars Ulrich and James Hetfield behind them. Show More Summary
Jimi HendrixPeople, Hell and Angels2013 Experience Hendrix, LLC/Sony Music EntertainmentJimi Hendrix just might be more popular these days than at the height of his purple reign. The brother's never gone out of fashion, he's an immortal, a young lion cut short of a fulfilling career and all of his due superlatives. Show More Summary
Hey there, readers. Yeah, I've fallen off the pace here at The Metal Minute, but the traffic's spiked once again nevertheless. Personal matters and the need to recharge in solitude for a couple of evenings compelled me to get off-track. Show More Summary
Head on over to Blabbermouth.net right now and check out my reviews of the latest releases from Destruction, Helloween, Tomahawk, Saxon, The Gathering, Vreid, My Soliloquy, Kingcrow and Soilwork's spectacular double album, The Living Infinite, plus Rammstein's Videos 1995-2012 and Tank's War Machine Live DVDs.And, as always, thank ya kindly for your support!
Bad Religion - True North2013 Epitaph RecordsRay Van Horn, Jr.It's not just their longevity that's impressive, nor their prolificness. The fact Bad Religion has seldom disappointed in their three decades on the punk scene cements their legacy. Show More Summary
Greetings, peeps, hope all's well around the metal frontiers. Coming up at The Metal Minute in the immediate future, there'll be examinations of the latest from Bad Religion, The Beyond and Centurion, and another installment of Notes...Show More Summary
Conny Ochs - Black Happy2013 Exile On Mainstream RecordsRay Van Horn, Jr.An alliance with doom sovereign Scott "Wino" Weinrich has made German soloist Conny Ochs a budding underground sensation. Renaissance Man Wino seemed destined for...Show More Summary
Voivod - Target Earth2013 Century MediaRay Van Horn, Jr.Everyone keeping their eyes on the Voivod camp knew what was at stake the minute Dan Mongrain stepped into shoes almost no one else would dare to. The writing was on the wall, though,...Show More Summary
In the latest issue of Ghost Cult magazine, I was invited to contribute an editorial entitled "Quantum Physics and Disposable Meatheads." Head over to Ghost Cult # 5 through this link. You'll also find interviews with Jason Newsted, Anathema, Pig Destroyer, Antimatter and more.Salud...http://issuu.com/scratchthesurface/docs/ghost_cult_issue5
Greetings once again, readers. In the midst of a review blast for Blabbermouth, but expect to find some reviews coming this week here at The Metal Minute including the new Voivod album, Target Earth. Keeping the banter short and sweet for this round. Show More Summary