Tye Trujillo, the 15-year-old son of Metallica bassist and former Suicidal Tendencies and Infectious Grooves bassist Robert Trujillo, played with ST this weekend at (October 5) at the SoCal Hoedown in San Pedro, California. He was filling in for regular Suicidal Tendencies bassist Ra Diaz who had to miss the gig. Tye has previously toured with Korn as a fill-in bassist. Watch video of Tye with ST that the band posted below! Metallica also shared video of Tye and wrote in an accompanying caption: “Like father, like son!! So proud of Rob’s son Tye for bringing it full circle and throwing down with SUICIDAL TENDENCIES last weekend!” Continue reading
Legendary hardcore metal punks Suicidal Tendencies will drop their new album STill Cyco Punk After All These Years, next week on September 7th via their label Suicidal Records. The band has also announced a collaboration with Converse sneakers. The new Converse x Suicidal Tendencies collection will be available the same date as the band’s new album via Converse.com, which will also sell the new album. To celebrate, in Converse’s hometown of Boston, the collection will be available at Bodega Boston, in a pop-up on September 6 from 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. and on September 7 from 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. before their show at the House of Blues in Boston. Continue reading
Megadeth continues their resurgence for their current album Dystopia (Tradecraft). Bolstered by the recent addition of former Soilwork drummer Dirk Verbeuren, Dave Mustaine and company sound amazing live these days from the few times we’ve caught their act in 2016. To pull off a tour of this magnitude (small arenas) in this day an age where some bands are struggling to fill small clubs is admirable. Openers Butcher Babies and Metal Church certainly have their own crowds of fans, but the three main acts couldn’t be better or more evenly matched. Continue reading
My first album review with Ghost Cult Mag, and I’m quickly reminded of the great perk when it comes to this line of work. Finding enjoyable bands you may not of found otherwise. Example being the new LP, Crush the Sublime Gods (Century Media), by Sweden’s Dr. Living Dead. Crush The Sublime Gods is very reminiscent of early work by such acts as Stormtroopers of Death, Anthrax, and Suicidal Tendencies. Dr. Living Dead prove classic Crossover Thrash is as strong as ever, and shows no sign of slowing down. This is by no means anything original or ground-breaking, but don’t take it as I am belittling the band. As the saying goes, you can’t fix what isn’t broken.
With a new vocalist and drummer joining Dr. Living Dead in the past couple years,Crush the Sublime Godsproves they’ve clearly had chemistry from the start. From fast riffs to a slow stomp, gang chants galore, and one track even being a Thrash power ballad (‘Salvation’), this album is a complete package. The lyrical content is a bit tongue-in-cheek as it pays homage to classic 80’s horror films. Most obvious one being the track ‘Scanners’, Inspired by the 1981 filmScanners. One of my personal favorites off the album. The lyrics tell the story of those with incredibly strong telekinetic powers known asScanners, who use their powers to deadly effects. All during fast riffs and a familiar thrash beat. Being a fan of the movie the lyrics “We’ll f**k your brain dry” during a break down was far too enjoyable for me. ‘No Way Out’ slows down a bit with a more melodic groove with clear vocals, overall feel of classic Suicidal Tendencies.
Overall I enjoyed Crush the Sublime Gods, and am now inclined to check out the rest of the discography from Dr. Living Dead. As they only formed in 2007, they easily join modern bands such as Municipal Waste as bands that are keeping Thrash a true force in the metal community. I feel like if this album was released twenty years ago, everyone would of heard of it. It would be surprising to me if anyone that is a fan of Thrash did not enjoy this band or album, so I give a strong recommendation.
WORDS BY DEREK RIX