Tomahawk Are Working on New Music

According to a published report, in a new interview with Premier Guitar, Duane Denison (Jesus Lizard) says that supergroup Tomahawk is working on a new album. It will be the follow-up to their 2013 release Oddfellows (Ipecac Recordings). Watch the video below! Continue reading

Watch a Vocal Coach Analyze Mike Patton’s Many Vocal Styles

Vocal instructor and YouTuber Beth Roars is back with another video where she critiques the talents and performances of singers. Watch her critique Mike Patton of Faith No More, Mr. Bungle, Tomahawk, Peeping Tom, Fantômas, Mondo Cane, Dead Cross and more. Watch her give hot takes on samples of Patton’s “greatest hits” such as ‘Get Out’, ‘Evidence’, ‘Cuckoo for Caca’, ‘Easy’, ‘Just A Man’, ‘My Ass is On Fire’, and a few more tracks to get a sense of his vast range and ability to perform in different styles. Check it out! Continue reading

Mike Patton Cancels NFL Appearance Due To Illness

Mike Patton(Faith No More, Dead Cross, Mr. Bungle, Mondo Cane, Tomahawk, Peeping Tom, Fantômas) was slated to sing the US National Anthem ‘The Star Spangled Banner’ yesterday before the Dallas Cowboys versus the Los Angels RamsNFL Playoffs game. Sadly, at the last-minute, Patton canceled due to illness. Too bad since Patton is a legend and it would have been rad to see him sing in a more traditional setting. Get well soon Mike! We hope you get another shot someday.

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Mike Patton To Sing US National Anthem At An NFL Game This Weekend

Faith No More in Boston, by Meg Loyal Photography

Legendary singer and artist Mike Patton (Faith No More, Dead Cross, Mondo Cane, Tomahawk, Peeping Tom) will sing the United States National Anthem, ‘The Star Spangled Banner’ by Francis Scott Key, at tomorrow’s (January 12th, 2019) NFL playoffs game between The Dallas Cowboys vs. The Los Angeles Rams. The game starts at 8:15 EST. Patton is widely regarded as the best singer in heavy music with a four-octave range.Continue reading

Mike Patton’s Score To A Stephen King Film coming in July

Faith No More, by Meg Loyal Photography

MikePatton, the genius musician and vocalist and musician known for his work with Faith No More, Dead Cross, Phantomas, Tomahawk and more will see his expanded score to the Stephen King-sourced Netflix film “1922” sees a July 20 release via Ipecac Recordings.

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Progressive Group Bionatops Releases Album Trailer, Debut Due Next Month

Bionatops, the new project from Joseph Spiller (ex-System Divide, Caricature, The Binary Code, Too Late The Hero), has dropped a teaser trailer ahead of their début album Voices due out from Nefarious Industries on September 22nd. You can see the trailer below.Continue reading

Dälek Announces Comeback Album, Asphalt For Eden On Profound Lore

DÄLEK ASPHALT FOR EDEN album cover 2016

Underground cult hip-hop trio Dälek have created a new album due out this April from Profound Lore onApril 22nd. Asphalt For Edenwill be their first full-length album since 2009s Gutter Tactics (Ipecac). They have released 5 other albums and performed withKRS One, Tomahawk, The Melvins, TOOL, Grandmaster Flash, Jesu, Dillinger Escape Plan, Pharcyde, RJD2, DeLa Soul, Prince Paul, Lovage, ZU, Black Heart Procession, Gaslamp Killer, Earth, Flying Lotus, The Bug, Mastodon, Fantomas among others.

Dälek band photo 2016

Dälek – Asphalt For Eden track listing:

1. Shattered

2. Guaranteed Struggle

3. Masked Laughter (Nothing’s Left)

4. Critical

5. 6dB

6. Control

7. It Just Is

 

They have booked a record release show in Brooklyn on April 22nd. Support will come from Dreamcrusher and Psalm Zero.

Dälek record release party, with Dreamcrusher and Psalm Zero

The Bell House

Brooklyn, New York

$12.00 – $15.00

This Event Is 21 And Over

Doors: 8:00 PM – show: 9:00 PM

 

Dälek is:

MC Dälek -vocals/producing

DJ rEk on turntables

Mike Manteca – samplers, effects and co-producer

Dälek on Facebook

Dälek online

Profound Lore online

Profound Lore om Facebook

 

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tētēma – Geocidal

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Is it possible to have too much of a good thing? Not when it comes music, no. Geocidal (Ipecac Recordings) is the debut release of the experimental juggernaut tētēma;the lovechild of Mike Patton composer Anthony Pateras. If Patton’s previous track record of the weird and wonderful was anything to go off of, things were about to get interesting. This album did not disappoint.

Geocidalbegins with the percussion filled ‘Invocation of the Swarm’ that could almost be compared to a mix between Tomahawk and Fantômas. Patton’s vocals aren’t the focal point of the track and this trend continues with each subsequent song. ‘Pure War’ is an excellent example of this. His voice stands out at some points but not during others. It is an additional instrument complimenting Pateras’ work.

‘Irundi’ breaks away to a lighter almost tribal sound invoking nature and rain. I love this song, everything about it perfect and I just want to keep it on repeat. It is clean and precise in the beginning and slowly becomes corrupted as bits and pieces of more electronic sounds are introduced into the mix before it dissolves into distorted vocals and cuts out.

‘Ten Years Tricked’ may just be the highlight of the album for me. A few notes on a piano here and there, vocals scattered throughout, the occasional brass and woodwind that take things from cold and uncomfortable to almost sensual. It may appear to be one of the more simple tracks on the album but it’s arranged extremely well and just works. Even the moments of silence only add to the song.

Overall, I am very pleased with this album. It makes you think and it makes you wonder what exactly Patton and Pateras were thinking when putting it together. You can interpret these pieces in so many ways and that’s what makes it all so interesting. Every new listen reveals something new; a note that had previously gone unnoticed, vocals snaking their way through the music with more force or a different intent. Each and every song brings something different to the table and pulls you in multiple directions. At times haunting and frightening, while soft and soothing at others, tētēma’s Geocidal is a living, breathing creature that is well worth your time and energy. It’s a little scary, in a very good way.

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9/10

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Skewed Sensibilities – An Interview With Tomahawk

TomahawkTrevor Dunn is not just one of the best bassists ever to be associated with heavy music, but in the world. His long resume of accomplishments alone would more than fill this space and he is still carving out new sonic territory all the time. He is most known in popular circles through his long association with Mike Patton as a member of Mr. Bungle and now in Tomahawk. Oddfellows (Ipecac) came out in January, and Tomahawk is hitting the road again so this was a good time to chat with Trevor and find out all about the band and his path as an artist. Continue reading

Tomahawk – Oddfellows

Tomahawk - Oddfellows CoverIn the often bloated and hype-filled league of supergroups, Tomahawk stand apart. There seems to be very little in the way of expectation, either from within the band or out. Combine this with frontman Mike Patton’s near continuous left-field release schedule means they are free to release their new record, Oddfellows, without the kind of pressure that surrounded the likes of Audioslave or Velvet Revolver. Continue reading