If you clicked the link to read this review is because somehow you have heard about King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard, or because the name was too odd for you to pass on discovering what the hell Is a band called liked that being covered in a Metal magazine, well let me first tell you that this band with the weird name released the critically acclaimed Thrash Metal album Infest the Rats’ Nest (Flightless Records) in 2019 which added a new genre in their vast catalog of albums that include a wide range of genres that go from psychedelic to garage, to progressive rock, among others. On the other hand, if you have heard King Gizz, you know exactly what I’m talking about and you probably agree with me that this band is one of the most creative musical acts in the world at this moment. Continue reading
RPM Festival is the latest music festival to be impacted by the coronavirus (COVID-19) Outbreak. The festival decided to cancel for 2020, and rebook for 2021. They are also looking into adding a spring festival, which would mean two RPM Fests annually. Read the statement from the organizers and see our 2019 coverage here. Continue reading
Glasgow may not be considered a heavy metal hub, but the band Bleed From Within proves that Scotland can produce some pretty extreme musicians. Formed fifteen years ago, this young, charged-up group of guys sought to make a spectacle of aggression and severity. Their early works took on a very vengeful edge that was mainly categorized under the Deathcore genre. Now, these fresh-faced Scots present a more sophisticated take on the ‘Core’ genres while merging it with Modern Metal on their new fifth full-length album, Fracture (Century Media Records). Continue reading
Today on the pod we announce the next Music Marketing Challenge. Matt and Keefy detail the new version of The Facebook Challenge, incorporating all the new elements of the platform. Dumb and Dumbest Episode #416 is streaming now and it’s all about Another Facebook Challenge! Dumb and Dumbest is hosted by Matt Bacon (Dropout Media, Ripple Music, Prophecy Productions), Publicist Curtis Dewar (Dewar PR), and Keith Chachkes (Ghost Cult Magazine/BDWE Media). In addition to the podcast, Matt, Curtis, and Keith all host The Music Marketing Challenges: low-cost, super high-value private training to bands and artists. DM Matt, Keefy or Curtis at the links below for details
Ghost Cult is stoked to share the new single from Draemora – “Guilt”! The track comes from their upcoming EP Awakening (Ultra Nast Records). ‘Guilt’ features the band’s penchant for mixing their brutal modern metal with glorious rock melodies! Think of a sound that meshes Gojira, Alien Weaponry, Faith No More, and the more recent era of Lamb of God, and you might begin to understand the group! Check out the track now and pre-order the EP from your new favorite band, below! Continue reading
Sad news a Misfits drummer Joey Image has passed away. He was 63. No cause of death has as yet been revealed. According to the Brooklyn Vegan website, The New York Hardcore Chronicles shared the news on Facebook, writing, “Joey Image of The Misfits dead at 63. Rest in Peace.” Joey was diagnosed with liver cancer in 2016, and was seeking treatment at The University of Miami, where he was a possible candidate for a liver transplant, he wrote in a GoFundMe. Joey was in Misfits between 1978 and 1980 and drummed on the Horror Business EP, the “Night of the Living Dead” single, and the Beware EP, and his contributions can be heard on the classic Legacy of Brutality and self-titled compilation albums. He briefly reunited with the band for a live performance in 2000 as well. We send our sympathies out to Joey’s family, friends and fans at this difficult time. Continue reading
“The Stadium Tour’ featuring Mötley Crüe, Def Leppard, Poison, Joan Jett and The Blackhearts etc. have finally postponed the full tour until 2021. Crue shared an official statement representing all the bands on the bill. We are bummed but this was to be expected. All 2020 tickets will be honored for 2021 dates and a second announcement with new dates and refund information is expected at some point.
StaticTension has knocked it out of the park with yet another cover! Watch them cover Soundgarden’s ‘Burden In My Hand’ from Down On The Upside, featuring Yuda Kasva. That album just turned 25 years as the three year anniversary of Chris Cornell’s death just passed. Static Tension’s current album Ashes To Animation (Buried By Sky) is out now.
Helloween’s acclaimed “Pumpkins United” 2020 European Tour has been forced to postpone its previously announced European “United Alive World Tour Part II” due to the coronavirus pandemic which is sweeping the globe. The trek was scheduled to kick off on September 26 in Zvolen, Slovakia, and run through October 31 in Gothenburg, Sweden. Earlier today, Helloween released the following statement via social media (video below): “With a heavy heart we herewith announce that we are forced to postpone our United Alive Part 2 European Tour 2020. Initially scheduled to take place from the end of September until mid of November 2020, we now rescheduled the tour from April to June 2021. Tickets will remain valid.
Pink Floyd legend Roger Waters will release a concert movie shot during his sold-out ROGER WATERS: US + THEM worldwide tour of 2017-2018. Us and Them is being released via 4K, HD and SD Digital, EST & TVOD on the 16th of June via Sony Pictures Entertainment. The tour comprised of a total of 156 shows to 2.3 million people across the globe, it features classic songs from The Dark Side of the Moon, The Wall, Animals, Wish You Were Here, as well as his most recent album, Is This The Life We Really Want? The film was directed by Sean Evans. Viewers on digital will have access to all-new post-feature content including two additional concert songs not included in the original feature (“Comfortably Numb” and “Smell the Roses”) as well as A Fleeting Glimpse, a documentary short featuring behind-the-scenes moments from the tour. Roger recently lashed out in the press at David Gilmour of Pink Floyd for not allowing him partner access to Pink Floyd’s website and fan community access via social media. Except for the full band reunion at Live 8 in 2005, Roger Waters Was legally separated from Pink Floyd in a court case in the mid-1980s where we argued in court and lost that he “was Pink Floyd”. Watch the trailer now! Continue reading