Sunday, October 31, 2010

More Danzig Tomfoolery on Halloween

Leave it to the Onion to put together an interesting write up on the Evil Elvis. Check it out here.

Now, I certainly do not agree with everything that this article states. For one, I would not start with the Misfits Misfits album (I am assuming this album he is talking about is what Misfits fans refer to as Collection I). Go with Walk Among Us first, then Static Age, and then the two Collection albums. For the adventurous people, track down 12 Hits From Hell, an aborted album that was recorded in between The Static Age and Walk Among Us that has some of the band's crispest sounding versions of the songs. Now, there are two straggler songs from the band that I love that are certainly worth tracking down called "Spook City US" (available as a track in the monstrous Coffin shaped Box set) ans "American Nightmare" (also available in the box set but also on Legacy of Brutality, which is another compilation record for the band.

For Samhain, the first album to check out is the first: Initium; "Initium/Samhain" is great as is "All Murder, All Guts, All Fun". This record sounds more like the Misfits than the final Misfits album, Earth AD. November Coming Fire is also a great record (I agree with the Onion author about "To Walk The Night".

Now, I'll be honest. I am not a huge fan of Danzig's post Samhain career, so I won't get into any of that; but there are some decent tunes on the first two Danzig albums like "Am I Demon", "Twist of Cain", "She Rides", "Possession", "Long Way Back From Hell", and "Her Black Wings".

It's Halloween...

It would not be Halloween without the obligatory Misfits post. Here you go from back in their heyday:

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Social Distortion Live Tonight in AC

Tonight... Is Social Distortion in AC night. Should be a good time, always is a good time. Hopefully we get to hear a bit of the new album coming in January.

Here's Bakersfield, one of the songs off the new album:

Jenn and I are taking our dog Holly up to Philly for the 4th annual mutt strut walk for the homeless animals. Thanks to everyone that donated to the cause.

Friday, October 29, 2010

Will The Gloom Resume?

I am not 100% sure if Aaron Turner is toying with those of us who greatly enjoy Old Man Gloom, but there have now been several mentions of them by both he and Faith Coloccia (Mamiffer, Everlovely Lightningheart, Pyramids) that this outfit may be rising again. All I can say is please don't toy with my emotions like this.

Were this to happen, I would be extremely psyched. Maybe they will tour again.

In the meantime, here is some OMG to tide you over:

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Coliseum celebrates Halloween!

In true Halloween fashion, Coliseum give us their cover of Bullet from the Misfits. Listen to it or download it here

Devils Night Pre-Orders from A389 Records

A389 Records has a ton of new records coming out and the pre-orders go live for this next batch in two days:

This is the US Version of the Integrity / Creepout split 7", which was previously only available from Japan. It will be a lot less money for those of us who waited for it to come out domestically.

This is the Discography LP for Roses Never Fade (a project of members of Integrity and Pale Creation) all collected into an easy to get package. This is a haunting band, and it is awesome to see this coming out finally.

This is the comeback record for Mighty Sphincter.

This is awesome, Seven Sisters Of Sleep rule, check out this video from them to see what I mean.

This little tidbit is the bonus 7" if you purchase all of the above records in one package. Dwid from Integrity singing with Pulling Teeth doing a Mighty Sphincter Cover and Nick from Pale Creation doing the same in front of Mighty Sphincter themselves. Sure to be a neat addition to the collection.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Republicans Like Torche?

Hydra Head just posted this and I had to repost this news brief. Hilarious for certain.

The band joined Red Eye next to speak... here that is:

Friday, October 22, 2010

Music Ruins Lives

Music Ruins Lives is kicking off their label with a batch of excellent releases.

First off, they released Have A Nice Life's Voids compilation (demos and unreleased songs) on cassette in a limited edition run of 100 copies. They are not quite sold out so keep checking with them for when they put the rest of the copies up for sale here.


The Have A Nice Life cassettes are all sold out; those who snooze, lose.

Their next release is a split CD (again limited to 100) between Planning For Burial (who released the excellent Leaving earlier this year on Enemies List, which you can grab here) and Lonesummer (who hails from Philadelphia), and this CD will go up for Pre-order on Monday here.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Social Distortion Finally Nails Down A Release Date

Thank Christ almighty...

Social Distortion finally is releasing their new album on January 18th, 2011. It might not be the fall release date we were expecting, but it is finalized now.

Hard Times & Nursery Rhymes promises to be 11 tracks (9 songs, one cover, one instrumental) of the band's unique take on Punk Rock N Roll. The countdown is on...

Here is the track list:

"Road Zombie"
"California (Hustle And Flow)"
"Gimme The Sweet And Lowdown"
"Diamond In The Rough"
"Machine Gun Blues"
"Far Side Of Nowhere"
"Alone And Forsaken" (Written by Hank Williams)
"Writing On The Wall"
"Can’t Take It With You"
"Still Alive"

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Scene Point Blank

So for the last several years now, I have been writing reviews and the occasional feature for Scene Point Blank. The online zine recently re-launched with a new layout and a whole slew of new contributors while some old faces have retired. We are saddened by their passing but completely understand their decisions.

In any case, there is a renewed vigor building amongst the remaining staff and new writers; so, check out the site now and often. We will do our best to generate worthwhile content.

Check it out here

Bad Religion Celebrates 30 Years

Wow thirty years is a long time for any band to exist, let alone a punk band. Sure there are quite a few punk and rock n roll bands that lasted so long (Cock Sparrer, the Rolling Stones, Social Distortion, to name a few); but it is tough to remain relevant over such a long period of time.

Well, hot on the heels of releasing their 15th album (dear lord) The Dissent of Man, Bad Religion are releasing their entire album discography (EPs not included) in one hell of a nice package. All 15 albums, including their until this box set deleted 2nd LP Into The Unknown, in one amazing set.

A bit pricey at the special price (limited pre-order sale until October 26th) of $199, but it is 15 albums. Pre-order this sucker here

Thursday, October 14, 2010

For My Boy's First Toy...

I think this is a fitting first toy for my boy... Fighting JC. That's Jesus Christ to you!

Seriously, that tag line is amazing... "He Does Not Love You, But He Will Save You Anyway"

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Tron Legacy

Tron Legacy is coming soon. This is a short making of type video

Monday, October 11, 2010

Jesu Heart Ache & Dethroned 2xLP Is Up For Pre-Order

So Jesu's Heart Ache is finally seeing a US release; it is about time, and with an unreleased EP from the same era (Dethroned), this release has plenty of "new" material for people to listen to as well.

The vinyl version (it also is available as a 2xCD) is available on 4 colors: Translucent Pink, Opaque Gray with Light Pink Splatter, White, and Black (so far anyway). Shipping is supposed to start the week of November 16th. Preorder here.

Track Listing:

Heart Ache

Heart Ache [19:42]
Ruined [20:14]


Dethroned [07:12]
Annul [07:16]
Aureated Skin [06:46]
I Can Only Disappoint You [07:09]

Sunday, October 10, 2010

House Of Low Culture / Mamiffer Split Record Is Coming Soon!

After hearing about this split a couple of months back, I became genuinely excited as Mamiffer's Hirror Ennifer was quite good and I enjoy House Of Low Culture a great deal. Besides being the first new material from HOLC in quite a long while, this is sure to be an exciting pairing.

From the sounds of it, Sige Records should have the LP version available sometime around November 23rd and Utech is handling the CD version (for those who still are into purchasing CDs).

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

A New Rival Schools Album?

Yes, it is true. Rival Schools has a new record coming out in early 2011, entitled Pedals. Click on this link here to check out a video for a song from that upcoming record.

Friday, October 1, 2010

More on the Current Swans Tour

Here is some more video from the Swans tour that is going on...

This looks like an almost complete set of the Philly show