OH YEAH! What's the only thing more insane than coffee?? METAL COFFEE!
Ok, now that my excitement has died down a bit, on to the real news. Metal band Periphery has partnered with Vigilante Coffee Company to create their own line of coffee called "Flatline." The brew is in honor of the track of the same name on the bands fifth studio album Periphery III: Select Difficulty which came out in July.
Now I'm not really much of a coffee fan, I'm mostly hear to spread the word to all the coffee lovers of the world. But! I want to know if it's worth trying! So go out and get it and let me know, maybe this will be the cup that changes me forever. You can get more info on the coffee and the band's thoughts on this new venture over HERE.
So I tend to rag on Metallica a lot, be it for their not-so-great last three albums or their never ending issues with Napster. But, no matter how often I do put them on the short end of my stick, I do believe credit should be given where credit is due, and boy is it due! Metallica recently raised almost ten tons of food for kids and animals in Columbia!
Metallica played a show in Bogota, Columbia last week where the 25,000 fans in attendance were asked to donate non-perishable food items to help the native people of northern Columbia. The Challenger Foundation and Corazones Peluditos (or Furry Hearts) Handled the donations, which came in at well over nine tons and almost hit the ten ton mark according to RCN Radio.
The food will go to help the Wayuú tribe in northern Columbia, where children and animals are dying weekly due to malnourishment and clean drinking water.
We thought that we saw the last of The Undertaker after Wrestlemania 32 when he defeated Shane McMahon to go 23-1 at the biggest Pay-per-view of the year. But recently he surfaced up in Cleveland to meet the Cavs before their home opener on Tuesday, October 26th. But that's not the last time that we will see of the Deadman. WWE announced on November 3rd on WWE.com that the Undertaker will be returning for the 900th episode of Smackdown live on the USA Network. What will happen when he steps out on the blue brand during this momentous occasion?
A Day To Remember - I'm Made of Wax, Larry, What Are You Made Of?
Serpentine Dominion - The Vengeance In Me
Emperor - Inno A Satana
3 Inches Of Blood - Deadly Sinners
Straight Line Stitch - Conversion
Death Division - The Truth
Norma Jean - Death Is A Living Partner
Skull Fist - Bad For Good
Dio - The Last In Line
Ihsahn - The Eagle And The Snake*
Cynic - Evolutionary Sleeper
Crowbar - Falling While Rising
Absolute Hero - These Tables Turn
Undergrads - Silvertoes
Call Of The Sumac - Valerie
Bad Remedy - Whiskey Running
Dread Engine - Another Lie
3 Piece Suit - The Hunger
Creature Comforts - You're So Scared
Tasty - Lahdeedah
Tar - The Calvinist
Beartooth - Hated*
From Another Planet - Renewed
Silence The Ocean - Machines
I Hope She Dies - Let's Get Weird
Transluce - The Labyrinth
*Bigger Band From Columbus
Yes, you read that right, Cedar point will TEMPORARILY rename the Top Thrill Dragster to honor the Chicago Cubs 2016 World Series Win. On May 6th and 7th, the coaster will be known as the Top Thrill Cubster. This is to honor the bet that Cedar Point made with Six Flags Great America/Hurricane Harbor in the winning state. You can read all the details HERE, I'm still pissed the Tribe didn't win, so I'm done writing about it. Congrats to the Cubs...I guess...
Backstory: Back in 2000, some college kids decided that the world needed cheaper music, so they started Napster. That was relatively cool with pretty much everyone. Except Metallica.
That's really all the backstory you need. There was a legal battle, things got ugly, but that was 16 years ago! Now here we are and pretty much everyone has let it go except, you guessed it, Metallica. Ok, not all of Metallica, just Lars Ulrich.
Ulrich was recently interviewed by Mojo and he got all spiced up again. He basically said, like he always has, that it was never about greed or money for Metallica, and just about control. He also said that there were other artists who supported them, but they were too scared to go public. He claims everyone except Dr. Dre was "too shit fucking scared and too much of a pussy to take a step forward."
It's hard to find a full version of the interview digitally, but you can catch the bulk of it HERE thanks to Blabbermouth. All in all, it just sounds to me like Lars Ulrich is desperately trying to make himself individually relevant again, which is weird, considering Metallica is about to drop what may be the biggest album in a decade. But here we are, arguing over whether or not he's really that greedy...
Martha and Snoop's Potluck Dinner Party premiers November 7th on VH1. The promotional trailer has been released and can be viewed below. With the right guests, this show COULD be interesting. I just hope Martha's criminal tendencies don't rub off on Snoop.
About a year ago, Ronnie James Dio's wife Wendy announced that Hear N Aid would reform with a new line up to reissue "Stars" for the anniversary of the original project. "That's Awesome!" said literally the entire metal community as we all sat patiently around the camp fire waiting for the fabled release. Well here we are, over a year later, still sitting patiently with no new music and nothing more than sore asses...
Well as of yesterday, we got a little bit more information. Wendy Dio informed the world that, yes, the reissue is still coming, but it won't be for the 30 year anniversary, and instead for the 32nd in 2018. This is due, according to Wendy, predominately to legal issues with a multitude of companies. Interestingly enough, this is the same thing that delayed the release of the original track for almost a year. You can read more about the old and new issues right over HERE.
Luckily, we still have the original single (video below) to jam out to as we wait for the revamped version. Either way, I'm still incredibly excited for the new release, which is slated to come along side a remastered version of the old single, and a new documentary about the first Hear N Aid journey. So here we sit, with sore asses that are only getting sorer, patiently waiting for what may be the greatest song in the last 30ish years...
Tired of all of this back and forth stuff between Trump and Hilary? With the election quickly approaching, you now have another candidate throwing his name in the ring. His name...Joe Exotic!
For everything you need to know about Joe, check out everything right here.
Ft. guest Shane Blay of Wovenwar and Oh, Sleeper
Wovenwar - Death To Rights
Avenged Sevenfold - Paradigm
Battlecross - My Vaccine
Oh, Sleeper - Children Of Fire
Lamb of God - The Duke
Testament - Brotherhood Of The Snake
Unearth - Endless
Soilwork - The Chainheart Machine
Type O Negative - All Hallows Eve*
Darkness Divided - The Hands That Bled
Wovenwar - Lines In The Sand
Skekzi - X's
Ever Burning Bright - Stay After Me
Auntiem - United We Burn
Unlabeled - American Tragedy
Second Echo - Innocent
Live My Last - My Juliet
Harmless Habit - Underclass
The Dogmatik Method - Trusting Change
Grindhouse - Skeletons
Wolves At The Gate - Asleep*
Mina Murray - Candy Flipper
No Man An Island - Nexus
Alone At Dawn - As Time Grew Around Them
*Bigger Band From Columbus
NEW ALBUM FRIDAY:
Altered Perceptions - From Rise To Ruins
Anaal Nathrakh - The Whole Of The Law
Avenged Sevenfold - The Stage
Beyond Threshold - Live To Fight
Cognitive - Deformity
Crowbar - The Serpent Only Lies
+ DOPE + - Blood Money Part 1
Fair Warning - Pimp Your Past
Helmet - Dead To The World
Krypts - Remnants Of Expansion
Memphis May Fire - This Light I Hold
Out Came The Wolves - Strange Fate
Saxon (Official) - Let Me Feel Your Power
Scissorfight - Chaos Country
Serpentine Dominion - Serpentine Dominion
Sonic Syndicate Official - Confessions
Testament - The Brotherhood Of The Snake
The Answer - Solas
Tove Lo - Lady Wood
Upon A Burning Body - Straight From The Barrio
Whores. - Gold
There are some SURPRISINGLY good records here if you catch my drift, so add at least one to your collection today!!!
What can I say, it was a slow news day. So here's a really cool video from just over a year ago, in case you missed it the first time around! Also, credit given where credit is due, the band is called the Rockin' 1000 and they do this stuff all the time!
Ah yes. Yahoo! Answers. Where painfully stupid people go to ask the most ridiculous questions. If you haven't experienced the joys of this website before, this video does a great job of summarizing what you can expect to find. Toss in the lively commentary of J.T. Sexkik and you've got a viral video! I can almost guarantee this will make you laugh out loud while simultaneously thinking "OH MY GOD THESE PEOPLE HAVE CHILDREN!?"... Enjoy!
Title gotcha, didn't it? Well here it is, "Take Me" from Serenity of Suffering!