The Hip Priests open proceedings for the evening as the sole support and the small crowd around for when they arrive welcomes them quite warmly. While the numbers grow slowly but steadily through their set, this warmth continues throughout, with the newcomers showing a respectable level of appreciation for what is a well-played, in your face Punk set. They are tight and well up for the gig, doing themselves justice with their performance, with the Midlands five-piece giving their all despite the lower turnout by the time of their set, with at least one of their songs surely known by those around me, given their split single with our evening’s headliners, The Dwarves, they deserve a bigger crowd than they have, but at least do have some new fans to show for it!Continue reading →
Nick Oliveri, the inimitable bassist for bans like Kyuss, Queens Of The Stone Age, Bloodclot, The Dwarves, many collaborations, as well as a deep solo career is releasing a new solo album, N.O. Hits At All: Volume 5. The compilation of rare and unreleased tracks will be released on October 12th on Heavy Psych Sounds Records. New music and pre-orders are coming soon. Nick has been on tour all summer with his acoustic group Death Acoustic, with a few dates left this week.Continue reading →
Todd Youth is a legend of New York Hardcore, rock and metal. At 12 years old he played bass in Agnostic Front and later went on to play in or work with Murphy’s Law, and Warzone. Youth has also played with Danzing, Samhain, D Generation, Glenn Campbell, Son Of Sam, The Chelsea Smiles, Cheap Trick, Ace Frehley (current band), and briefly with Motorhead. Todd is currently playing with his hardocre punk supergroup Bloodclot, with members of Cro-Mags, Queens Of The Stone Age, and The Dwarves. Ghost Cult chatted with Todd outside Saint Vitus Bar In Brooklyn. Bloodclot’s Up In Arms is out now on Metal Blade Records. Videography and photos by Omar Cordy/OJC Photography. Continue reading →
Russian anarchist punk band Svetlanas are in the midst of an extensive world tour , including a run on this summer’sVans Warped Tour. Now the band is giving away two tickets to select shows of their remaining dates on the tour. You can enter the contest at the sign up form from their website:
Fresh off their tour of Europe opening for Punk rock legends The Dwarves, the band is on the road in the US supporting their recently released Revenge (Altercation Records) produced by Blag Dahlia of the Dwarves and Andy Carpenter, with Blag appears on the track.
The Chicago Riot Fest 2015 will be happening on September 11-13, 2015 at Douglas Park. More artists are expected to be announced, including one more headliner who has yet to be announced.
No Doubt Faith No More Iggy Pop Snoop Dogg (performing Doggystyle) Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley Motörhead Rancid (performing …And Out Come The Wolves) Tenacious D Billy Idol Ice Cube & Special Guests (performing Straight Outta Compton Remix) Alkaline Trio Coheed And Cambria Taking Back Sunday Rodrigo y Gabriela Drive Like Jehu Merle Haggard Flogging Molly Slightly Stoopid L7 Alexisonfire Thrice The Dirty Heads Stephen “Ragga” Marley The Academy Is… (performing “Almost Here“) The Lawrence Arms Kongos Cypress Hill Echo & The Bunnymen Bootsy Collin’s Rubber Band The Devil Wears Prada Yelawolf Pennywise The Airborne Toxic Event Manchester Orchestra Eagles Of Death Metal Anthrax De La Soul The Damned Andrew McMahon In The Wilderness New Politics Mayday Parade Jimmy Cliff Against Me! Babes In Toyland Ok Go Bayside Mest Andrew W.K. Desaparecidos The Joy Formidable The Dead Milkmen Atreyu Fidlar Millencolin American Nightmare Swervedriver Lee Scratch Perry Gwar Less Than Jake The Expendables Living Colour The Thurston Moore Band Morgan Heritage Lifetime Benjamin Booker Fishbone Death Doomtree Hum Tarrus Riley Mariachi El Bronx Civ Joyce Manor Every Time I Die The Movielife The Dwarves (performing “Blood Guts And Pussy“) Tommy Stinson Steve Ignorante & Paranoid Visions Real Friends The Dear Hunter Kevin Devine Mustard Plug The Ataris Jo Mersa Into It. Over It. Alvvays The White Buffalo Black-Am-I Skip Marley Knuckle Puck Post Mallone With FKI Jazz Cartier Marmozets Modern Life Is War Fit For Rivals Barb Wire Dolls The Coathangers Flatfoot 56 Teenage Bottlerocket Prayers CHON Counterpunch Have Mercy Speedy Ortiz Superheaven White Mystery Foxing Direct Hit! Main Attrakionz Ground Up Skinny Lister Beach Slang Cayetana Alex Wiley Heems Dirty Fences Blis Sleep On It The Brokedowns Meat Wave Psalm One Northern Faces Dreamers Souvenirs Elway Indian Handcrafts Skating Polly Signals Midwest Modern Chemistry Faulkner Pears Gateway Drugs Tasha The Amazon Foxtrott Twin River Clowns Indian School Die Selloutz The Municipal Drainage Project Special performances will also be made by The Rock-Afire Explosion and the Hellzapoppin Circus Sideshow Revue.
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To celebrate their signing with Metal Blade, Swedish quartet Gehennah are re-releasing their 2014 EP, Metal Police, with a whole host of extra goodies. Originally a four track 7”, the 2015 version now boasts a dozen dirty, in your face blasts of thrash and roll.
Although they’ve been together since the early 90s, Metal Police was only the band’s – made up of Mr Violence (vocals), Rob Stringburner (guitars), Micke “Hellcop” Birgersson (drums) and Charlie Knuckleduster (bass) – second release of the new millennium. As well as a couple of extra songs from the original sessions, the new version comes with re-recordings of older Gehennah material.
The original four tracks all follow the same path; short, sharp rockers of AC/DC meets Motörhead-inspired thrash. It’s over in ten minutes, but it’s great sweaty and sweary fun. The title track and a storming cover of TheDwarves’ ‘Fuck ‘Em All’ are especially pleasing. The bonus tracks continue in the same vein; in your face, no fucks given rock and roll. Gehennah wear their love of classic Motörhead on their sleeves but frontman Mr. Slaughter’s bark adds an even punkier edge than Lemmy could rustle up in his heyday. The likes of ‘Carve Off Your Face (And Shove It Up Your Ass)’, the relentless ‘Hellstorm’ and ‘Piss off, I’m Drinking’ are the perfect soundtrack to a night of drinking, fighting and debauchery.
As re-releases go, Metal Police is a corker. A short but enjoyable EP has been transformed into a dirty, punky full length beast. What Gehennah lack in originality they make up for with energy, attitude, and amusing song titles.
Stoner rock firebrand Nick Oliveri is well versed in the art of reckless abandonment. Since his departure from Queens Of The Stone Age and Kyuss Lives! (Now Vista Chino) Oliveri has terrorised stages the word over playing bass with Cali punks Bl’ast and his raucous one man unplugged show.
‘Leave Me Alone’ see’s Nick in full stoner punk mode working through the full on rawk aspects of repertoire from the bar fight frenzy of ‘Human Cannonball’ to vicious barrage of ‘Come And You’re Gone’ which recalls the bombast of Turbonegro, Nick O grabs you and does not let go.
At a lean and trim nine songs ‘Uncontrollable’ does not mess around. There are no build up’s, excess jam sections save the somewhat pointless yet pretty acoustic segue way of ‘Leave Me Alone’ itself which soon gives way to the anarcho blast of ‘The Void’. It’s familiar territory but an approach which plays well to Nick’s strengths. Those familiar with his work as Mondo Generator will know what to expect. A pull-no-punches knock down drag out affair which provides plenty of shout along hooks.
Several of Nick’s mates have got it on the act too with Blag Dahlia of The Dwarves, Kyuss Lives! Bruno Fevery and Mötorhead’s Phil Campbell all putting in an appearance to support their good buddy and while the tempos tend to wonder off, this is grass roots punk rock with a true DIY ethos and real character.
Sure there is none of the pop nous of Nick’s work in QOTSA this is a blunt instrument by which stoner rock’s Oliver Reed delivers a sermon of true punk rock zeal.
Tailor-made for the live arena the album remains up-tempo save the mid paced riot of ‘Robot Man’ complete with sirens and lyrics referring to the swat team, perhaps a tongue-in-cheek reference to one of Nick’s more infamous brushes with the law of late when he held police at gunpoint from his home after a neighbour reported a disturbance at his residence.
Oliveri is a true hellraiser in the classic mould, but where his reputation for destruction may proceed him the bloke can pen some good tunes.