Look, the world is completely in garbage mode at the moment, but would new music from one Mike Patton make waking up less dreadful? How about Patton fronting a Thrash metal act? Sweetens the deal up a bit, right? Fortunately for all of us Mike Patton has reactivated Mr. Bungle, recruited a couple of talented newcomers in Scott Ian and Dave Lombardo, and decided to re-record the 1986 demo The Raging Wrath of The Easter Bunny (Ipecac).
Iconic Melvins leader King Buzzo has shared his new single from his upcoming solo album, Gift of Sacrifice due out August 14th, via Ipecac Recordings. The nine-song album finds Buzz Osborne joined by longtime friend and Mr. Bungle bass player Trevor Dunn, and is his first solo album since 2014s This Machine Kills Artists (also Ipecac). Stream to “Delayed Clarity’ right now!
Having just released their self-titled debut album, Human Impact (singer/guitarist Chris Spencer (Unsane), keyboardist Jim Coleman (Cop Shoot Cop), bassist Chris Pravdica (Swans, Xiu Xiu) and drummer Phil Puleo (Cop Shoot Cop, Swans) have been releasing brand new material, including the recent single, “Contact” which was written and recorded shortly before the outbreak of Covid-19. The band shares two further standalone singles today by way of some visualisers, check out “Transist” and “Subversion” right now!Continue reading
King Buzzo of Melvins has opted to push his forthcoming new album, Gift of Sacrifice (Ipecac Recordings), back the summertime. Originally scheduled for a May 15 release, will arrive on August 14th. Watch the new video, the video, which was created by Jesse Nieminen for the single ‘I’m Glad I Could Help Out’Continue reading
On the heels of their new release, You Won’t Get What You Want, and a constant flood of emails and ads promoting it, I decided to go to the sold out Daughters show at The Sinclair in Cambridge, MA on March 12th. On paper this is a band that I would think would be interesting and some of the songs on their albums I found to be just that, interesting. Live, however, I found it to be a much different thing, at least for me, but definitely not for the hundreds in attendance who clearly had a good time.Continue reading
In a major piece of news for Faith No More fans, Roddy Bottum in a new interview says that he has been getting together with his co-founding bandmates Mike “Puffy” Bordin and Billy Gould to make new FNM music. Although this is no future release date planned at this point, this is definitely an encouraging sign. New music from the seminal band would be the first original release since the bands acclaimed, but ardously produced Sol Invictus (Ipecac) release. Faith No More performed their last show, which was at the conclusion of 2015. Read some quotes from Bottum below. All of the members have been busy with other projects, most notably frontman Mike Patton and his hardcore supergroup Dead Cross, and scoring soundtracks such as Stephen King’s 1922 for Netflix.Continue reading
Dead Cross has shared a new video for their track ‘Church Of The Motherfuckers (Planet B Remix)’. The video was directed by Israel Henshaw and Jay Strickland. Planet B is the side project from Dead Cross’ Justin Pearson and Luke Henshaw (Sonido de la Frontera). The remix track is from the recent Dead Cross EP.Continue reading
In a post on social media, Dead Cross, coming off of their acclaimed self-titled release (Ipecac/Three One G) in 2017, announced they are working on new music. This is awesome news to start 2018 with and we can’t wait to hear it! Continue reading
It’s got to be natural for music fans across the board to broach the subject of supergroups with a healthy sense of trepidation. Does this musical meeting of the minds come from a place of altruism or are there nastier motivations that have yet to be dredged out? That’s what circled through my head for about 30 seconds before I started out Dead Cross’ self-titled debut album (Ipecac). Continue reading
The Melvins formed in 1983 in Washington, and have been dishing out radical tunes since day one, but thirty-four years deep they’re pushing the envelope once more, with a double album. Disc one, Death, sees nine tracks of corkscrew, minimalistic arty alternative rock, while the second part, Love, sees the band provide the score to a short film from independent director Jesse Nieminen; a combined effort with sees a kaleidoscope of murky, temperamental and psychedelically angular musical ideas. Continue reading