Working With God (Ipecac Records/Liberator Music) is the 24th release by the Melvins and features their 1983 lineup of Buzz Osbourne, Dale Crover on bass, and original drummer Mike Dillard (although they have been doing a ton of regular Melvins lineup activities with Steven Shane McDonald of Redd Kross). The record encapsulates the Hardcore and Sludge style Melvins have delivered since their genesis. The result is a fresh album that is thrilling and cathartic.
New England’s Melodic Death Metal band My Missing Half have dropped a gnarly cover of Misfits cover of “Halloween”, just in time for the season. The track is killer, but the video is next level hilarious and features their members and shredders Bijan Hennesy and Nick Petrino (Dee Snider) frolicking in a forest ghoul style and fun and terror ensues!
In a story Ghost Cult broke the news of earlier in the week, Guns N Roses cover of ‘Live and Let Die’ (originally by Paul McCartney) was played at The President visited a mask factory in the soon to reopen state of Arizona. Never one to miss a chance for commerce, they have released at “Live and Let Die with COVID-45” shirt for fans. As seen below, the shirt features the name of the song, albeit with Guns N’ Roses dedication to the “‘n,” and it appears to take it shot at Trump as well, reading: “Live N’ Let Die With COVID-45.” Trump is the 45th president of the United States.Continue reading
Not all heroes wear capes! As reported by the LA Times, President Trump toured an N95 mask manufacturing plant in Phoenix on Tuesday, his visit through the facility was accompanied by a coincidental musical soundtrack: Guns ‘N Roses’ legendary cover of the Paul McCartney and Wings song ‘Live and Let Die’. The song originally appeared as the theme song of the James Bond film of the same name. The president and his entourage were touring a Honeywell factory that produces the masks, worn by medical workers to protect them from breathing in the deadly COVID-19 virus. Standing next to a green bin filled with hundreds of masks, Trump, who was sans mask, much to the chagrin of the factory manager, watched an employee work as the music segued from the Animals’ ‘House of the Rising Sun’ into the song that is still a highlight of GNR concerts! The background music for the tour also included Trump rally stalwarts such as Lee Greenwood’s ‘God Bless the U.S.A.’ and Survivor’s “Eye of the Tiger.’
Tenacious D’s whose hilarious metal-inspired cult comedy Tenacious D And The Pick of Destiny will see a sequel released in 2018. During the band’s performance at Shaky Knees Music Festival on Sunday, Jack Black announced that the film would be released this October.
Randy Blythe announced a few years ago that he would be starring in an upcoming film, in which Chthonic were instrumental in creating. When asked for a description of Tshiong, he responded, “The movie is supposed to primarily be a comedy with lots of action & knowing Cthonic, a bit of politics- without giving away too much of the plot, let’s just say there is a bit of civil unrest my character & the star of the movie (who is a really famous actor in Taiwan) participate in.”
Here’s the official synopsis, “The movie itself follows the antics of protagonist A-Tek and his quest to save his rural hometown from the claws of Chinese capitalism as he travels from southern Taiwan to the capital in search of his heroes, international metal sensation Chthonic, whom he’s hoping will help him stand up for his land by holding a protest concert back home. The story takes an unlikely turn when he discovers his would-be saviors aren’t quite as he imagined. Constricted by the demands of their China-friendly sponsors (the aptly named Eyeball Corporation, a riff on EyeCTV, a pro-unification news channel), the band is forced to curb their hot-headed nature and put a hold on A-tek’s proclivity for rioting and protests.”
Chthonic recently shared a new trailer for Tshiong online, and it features the first glimpse of Randy in the film. Continue reading
Spongebob SquarePants is no stranger to the heavy metal world. In case you forgot, Pantera once contributed a track to the “Prehibernation Week” episode, and Motörhead were featured on The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie’s soundtrack.
Comedian Kathy Griffin made headlines this week by posting a picture of herself holding up a bloody head resembling that of President Donald Trump. After receiving a ton a backlash for the photo, Kathy has since apologized, but that didn’t stop her from losing fans, and her New Year’s Eve job at CNN. Obviously free speech isn’t tolerated in mainstream media as it is in our scene, because since his election, artists like Brujeria, Puscifer, and many others, have made their opinions quite clear about Trump.
The first group to express their hatred of the new President was, not surprisingly, the almighty GWAR. They’ve “murdered” several Presidents at their shows over the years, and that includes Donald Trump. After seeing all of the backlash that Kathy received for her photo, Beefcake the Mighty took to Facebook last night to call out Kathy Griffin, and remind everyone who did it first. Continue reading