Saturday, February 23, 2013

My Boyfriend, The Video Star

Perhaps star is a little much, but the "stoner dude" walking out of the bathroom in Suffocation's "As Grace Descends" video at the :47 second mark is the much heralded Thorns Capricorn. Not a bad little video; what's not to enjoy about whiskey, dancing girls and moshing? Then again, I watched it on mute. NOT a fan of the band.

Whether you choose to have the volume on or not, enjoy it below.

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Ratt & Roll

Knowing the volatile relationship Ratt has as a band, this is rather exciting news. And though he may have to tone down his style, I hear Dave Lombardo just found himself with some free time.

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

There Will Be Quiet After the Storm

Yeah, I just had to use that as my headline. As some of you may have already heard, Judge is headlining this year's BNB Bowl, along with Strife, Breakdown, Bane and Black Train Jack, among others. Tickets for the show, which will once again be held at Webster Hall on May 18, will go on sale through WH's site this Friday, and will be available for purchase at NYHC Tattoo, Generation Records and Lotus Tattoo next Wednesday.

I sure do hope Judge do this awesome cover. (And Breakdown had better play "Street Fight"... TWICE!)

PS: Any chance we can get Shelter on this show as a surprise guest?

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Honoring Pat Egan

This week, we lost a good man. Pat Egan was a metal insider and a huge fan of the music; but more than that, he was a loving husband and father. Bram wrote a really nice article about him. Though most people knew him from the industry, I'd like to think I somehow saw an even more selfless side to him.

His daughter, Katie, a smart and lovely teen, is a huge fan of the artists we tend to promote at my day job. Knowing this, Pat had no shame in asking how he could possibly bribe me to get into things like Z100's Jingle Ball. Little did he know, I'd already earmarked the tickets for her, so none of it was even necessary.

So it's fitting that one of his family's wishes is to eschew flowers for his funeral, instead helping the next generation of music-fanatic Egan with her future. In lieu of bouquets, please send monetary donations to Pat's widow, Melinda.

Melinda Egan
577 Outlook Ave
West Babylon, New York 11704

And if you're looking to attend his funeral, it's this Friday, February 22 on Long Island. Info below:

The wake will be from 2-4 p.m and 7-10 p.m.
424 South Wellwood Avenue
Lindenhurst, NY 11757

One last note about Pat: he loved chiming in on social media, especially when I complained about my parents' conservative nature. Knowing his own dad's health was failing, Pat would often remind me, "love them while you can." I urge you all to take his advice and do the same.

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Sunday Styles

Perfect for the girl looking to complete her crunktastical crust punk look, replete with leopard backpatch, spikes and safety pins. Just add your own Subhumans and Amebix pins. Thanks, Forever 21!

Friday, February 15, 2013

Last Night...

One of the things that makes me happiest is pillow talk about music with Thorns. Last night, after some YouTube searches, we had a whole discussion about how though Ignite/Pennywise frontman Zoli Teglas is technically a better singer than Glenn Danzig, his brief live run with the Misfits wasn't satisfying. Not the same Evil Elvis steez. (This led to a further debate applying the same merits to the D'ianno vs. Dickinson Maiden eras of songwriting.)

I also reminded T that Acid Sweat Lodge is fucking awesome and everyone should check it out. So when I saw the below pic on there today, I knew I had to repost. Happy Friday, y'all.

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Trial By Fire

Too soon? I still assert that The Walking Dead's interestingly-named IronE Singleton should play Christopher Dorner in the inevitable Hollywood film chronicling what's played out in Los Angeles over the last few weeks.

Stolen from Alex Skolnick's Instagram account

Monday, February 11, 2013

Hunting Osama: The Soundtrack

While reading an Esquire feature on the SEAL team member who was part of the hunt of Osama bin Laden, a couple of interesting music-related tidbits were revealed.

1. Metallica are back-peddling wusses. Not particularly revelatory.
It is important to him to stress that no women or children were killed in that raid. He also insists that when it came to interrogation, repetitive questioning and leveraging fear was as aggressive as he'd go. "When we first started the war in Iraq, we were using Metallica music to soften people up before we interrogated them," the Shooter says. "Metallica got wind of this and they said, 'Hey, please don't use our music because we don't want to promote violence.' I thought, Dude, you have an album called Kill 'Em All.

2. "God" - or Demon Hunter, at least - was on the Shooter's side.
A band called Demon Hunter got in touch and said, 'We're all about promoting what you do.' They sent us CDs and patches. I wore my Demon Hunter patch on every mission. I wore it when I blasted bin Laden."

Read the whole thing HERE.