3rd Secret (ft. Soundgarden, Nirvana, Pearl Jam Members) Share New Music Video for “Rhythm Of The Ride”


 

Rock royalty band 3rd Secret, featuring Soundgarden guitarist Kim Thayil, Nirvana bassist Krist Novoselic and Soundgarden and Pearl Jam drummer Matt Cameron, has shared a new music video for “Rhythm Of The Ride”. The song was recorded by Erik Friend and mixed by longtime Seattle producer Jack Endino. The band, surprise-released its self-titled debut album, recorded and mixed by Endino, on April 11th, 2022, and also includes whose lineup is rounded out by Bubba Dupree, guitarist for D.C. hardcore outfit Void and alt-metal supergroup Hater, and vocalists Jennifer Johnson and Jillian Raye (Giants In The Trees). Watch the video for “Rhythm Of The Ride” now! Continue reading


Chris Cornell (Soundgarden, Audioslave, Temple of The Dog) Died Five Years Ago


Chris Cornell passed away five years ago today. Gifted with an incredible voice, songwriting talent, guitar-ability, and charisma; he helped define an an entire generation of artists who followed him and his bands. Few have had the ability and success music world, with both a solo project and acclaim with three different iconic bands such as Soundgarden, Audioslave, Temple of the Dog as Chris did. If you are having mental health and emotional issues, know that you are loved and valued. Please, don’t be afraid to seek help. Continue reading


ALBUM REVIEW: Cave In – Heavy Pendulum


Released some twenty-five years into a career that saw them burst out of the east-coast hardcore scene in the mid nineties, Heavy Pendulum (Relapse Records) is Cave In’s seventh album, and is a landmark release for the band who sadly lost their bass player Caleb Schofield to a car accident in 2018. Schofield also provided many of Cave In’s heavier vocals, and his role in the band is assumed by close friend Nate Newton (Converge, Deathriders), and who also has a mean voice himself.

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EP REVIEW: Ritual – Enigma


Ritual’s Enigma (Self-Released) is an insanely tight EP that boats some of the best names in the music business; all of whom are renowned composers and songwriters. Joining Mike Lewin, Terry Knight, Franco Necros, and James Marinos are Devin Townsend, soprano Dianne van Giersbergen, and jazz harpist Amanda Whiting. The result is a strong release is Enigma that puts a smile on the face of the listener.

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Watch a Video for The Melvins Cover of Soundgarden Hit “Spoonman” ft. Matt Cameron


Melvins recently released a new covers EP – Lord of the Flies EP from Amphetamine Reptile Records. You can buy the CD (vinyl TBD) from AmRep’s website. Check out the band covering fellow Seattle brothers Soundgarden’s classic 1990s hit “Spoonman” featuring drummer Matt Cameron of Soundgarden/Pearl Jam. Cameron plays “double drums” along with Dale Crover, Steven McDonald on bass, and King Buzzo on guitars and vocals. The track was recorded by Toshi Kasai at Sound of Sirens studios and the video was directed / edited by Jesse Nieminen. Watch it now! Continue reading


ALBUM REVIEW: Toxpack – Zwanzig. Tausend Volt


Do you like music that will make you happy? Do you want to head bang and pogo and raise a glass to your mates? Do you like singing at the top of your lungs in sheer unadulterated glee? Then Toxpack’s offering of Zwanzig. Tausend Volt (Napalm Records) is the album you have been waiting for. Zwanzig. Tousend Volt is fun, light-hearted, fast paced and utterly engaging.

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ALBUM REVIEW: Mastodon – Hushed And Grim


Considering the progressive nature of Atlanta genre dodgers Mastodon, the only real surprise regarding the band’s choice to record an eighty-eight minute double album is that it’s taken them this long to do it in the first place.

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Soundgarden Sets the Record Straight on “Badmotorfinger” 30th Anniversary


To celebrate the 30th anniversary of Soundgarden’s iconic 1991 album Badmotorfinger (A&M), they posted to social media to connect with the fans. In their post they explained the past confusion about the release date of the album. Apparently, the album was to have originally dropped the same date at Nirvana’s Nevermind (and RHCP’s Blood Sugar Sex Magic) but there was an issue with the artwork. The band gave the story behind the actual release date of October, 8th, 1991 and you can read it here. Read our retrospective on the album here.

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ALBUM REVIEW: Blacktop Mojo – Blacktop Mojo


From the opening salvo of big bruising rocker ‘Wicked Woman’, you know what Blacktop Mojo’s new self titled album (Cuhmon Records) has in store – a heady mixture of Southern Rock, Grunge and Hard Rock. Lynyrd Skynyrd, Soundgarden and Black Stone Cherry are the ingredients, with the outcome being muscular riffs, big choruses, plenty of volume, and an angsty, grunge-like atmosphere.

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Watch Brandi Carlile and Soundgarden Perform in Concert


This past weekend Brandi Carlise performed in Washington State at the infamous venue The Gorge Amphitheatre. In addition to a set of her classics and new songs, she was joined by the surviving members of Soundgarden for several tracks. Brandi and her bands were joined by Kim Thayil, Ben Sheppard, and Matt Cameron (Pear Jam) for a run through of “Black Hole Sun” and “Searching With My Good Eye Closed”. Brandi paid tribute to late frontman Chris Cornell first at the 2019 concert tribute to Chris where she covered “Hunger Strike” with Chris Stapelton, and also these two songs for this performance for a special Record Store Day release in 2020. Watch them now!

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