Episode 28 February 21, 2015
This episode we’ll discuss current events, see what Nate’s been listening to, independent music from Ataxia, we’ll discuss our opinions on the Megadeth future classic ‘Super Collider’ album, and we have a special guest Mike Ward from the band Mortificator in the studio today!
What’s Nate been listening to?
Artist: Motley Crüe
Album: To Fast For Love
Song: Starry Eyes
SONG INTERMISSION (Featured Independent):
Hailing from the frozen tundras of Canada, ATAXIA is an experimental, technical death metal band that combines sounds of the old school with that of the progressive new breed. Not unlike Montreal’s Beyond Creation, Vancouver’s Archspire, and Quebec’s Cryptopsy, Ataxia once again proves that Canadian death metal slams just as hard and furious as any!
The band’s debut full-length, Calignious, features guest vocals by Jason Netherton of Misery Index on the track ‘Opprobrium’. Additionally, the cover art was hand-crafted by Marco Hasmann (Beyond Creation, Devourment, Fleshgod Apocalypse).
For fans of: Suffocation, Hate Eternal, Deeds Of Flesh, Origin, Beyond Creation, Archspire.
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Super Collider – Megadeth’s last release, is put under the microscope.
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Album: Void Terra Firma
Void Terra Firma was the second album by thrash metal band Defiance, released in 1990. It was the first album to feature vocalist Steev Esquivel, and it features their cover of Iron Maiden’s “Killers”.
SONG INTERMISSION (Featured Independent): Artist: Junkyard Lipstick Album: Damned in the Deep South [Single] Song: Damned in the Deep South Notes: Junkyard Lipstick hails from Cape Town, South Africa and is an all female Thrash Band! Check ’em out at www.junkyardlipstick.com
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5. Junkyard Lipstick from Cape Town, South Africa announce Jo-Marié (Jo) Smit as their new vocalist and Robyn Bruwer as a new Rhythm Guitarist.
6. Wicked Inquisition announces track listing for new album as well as album art!
Album will be out soon!
1.) Black Magik Nacht
2.) Crimson Odyssey
3.) Sun Flight
5.) In Shackles
6.) Death of Man
7.) Tomorrow Always Knows
8.) Wicked Inquisition
Artwork by Holly Axelrod
7. For any Minnesota-based bands out there, Undead Scene wants your music for their media player! Send your music to Undeadscene@yahoo.com or visit their Facebook page and leave a comment there.
8. Paducah Kentucky’s own Cryptic Hymn have just released their first single ‘Revel in Disgust’ and are offering it as a free (or pay what you will) download on their bandcamp page: https://cryptichymn.bandcamp.com/releases
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HUFFING THE ASS OF FAME #6
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FINAL SONG Artist: Sweet and Lynch Album: Only To Rise Song: Love Stays
This episode we talk about current events, what’s Nate been listening to, independent music from Caveat as well as the return of Word Association!
Our top 10 Countries visited in 2014!
10 – Argentina
9 – Portugal
8 – Mexico
7 – Spain
6 – Russian Federation
5 – Chile
4 – United Kingdom
3 – Italy
2 – Brazil
1 – United States
Also, we’re almost at our one year anniversary! YAY US!
5. A Little Crazy Entertainment based out of the Twin Cities are going to be launching a new internet-based radio station. If you want your music played or if you’d like to cut an ID tag (This is blahblahblah from blahblahblah and you’re listening to A Little Crazy Radio) visit http://www.alittlecrazyentertainment.com
6. Tridroid Records has announced that on March 17 2015, they will be releasing Dissident Clone’s ‘State of Dysphoria’ as a digital only release. State of Dysphoria will contain 4 tracks that combine thrash, punk and metal. Dissident Clone will appeal to old-school metalheads in particular.
7. HELLSAKURA from “Dead City” – no idea which “Dead City” as their press kit is HORRIBLY constructed – have announced that they’re back in the studio to record the follow up to their release ‘Blood to Water.’ Check ’em out at http://www.hellsakura.com/
8. Nate – are you ready for something different? Tired of all of the same old, same old? Get ready for FLUMMOX! Tridroid Records has announced that they’ll be releasing Plummoxygen, Flummox’ follow up to 2012’s E.P. “The Mindrape.p.” Plummoxogen was recorded in late 2013 to early 2014 and was released independently by the band in August of 2014. It will now be available via Tridroid Records in the Spring of 2015, right when the band returns to the studio to record their next full-length album.
WORD ASSOCIATION TIME!!
For the last song for this episode, we had a special request from Nathan out of Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Artist: David Allan Coe
Album: Nothing Sacred
Song: Linda Lovelace
This episode we talk about current events, what’s Nate been listening to, independent music from Meridian from Santiago Chile, another Huffing the ass of Fame episode, as well as a selection of ‘Stuck in a Car, Stuck with a CD’ featuring Martyn Wilson of the band MORTIFICATOR, who is also a special guest co-host for today’s episode!
Jay Mohr interviews Henry Rollins on Mohr Stories Episode 259 – I highly recommend it.
Watched the Jason Becker ‘Not Dead Yet’ documentary. Awesome, inspirational, motivational.
What’s Nate been listening to?
I’m happy to announce that I’m born again…….a born again fan of Horrorscope that is.
6. Tridroid Records releasing Astral Blood’s self-titled début EP.
7. METAL TEMPLE wants you, the Metalhead/Rocker, to join the growing army of writers/reporters/photographers coming from various of places throughout the world. Interested? Do you believe that you have what it takes? Check out the ad at http://www.metal-temple.com/site/wanted.htm
8. Tridroid Records also releasing Kobayashi Maru by Caveat will be the first digital release for the label!
HUFFING THE ASS OF FAME #5
For our final song, we’ve got a Stuck in a Car, Stuck with a CD featuring Marty from Mortificator! (www.mortificator.com)
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Gene’s homework: Pantera songs with backing tracks?
Yes, Metal Magic had them, Projects in the Jungle had them, I am the Night had them, Power Metal had them, Cowboys from Hell had them (Psycho Holiday doesn’t though, Message in Blood has no backing guitar but dual-guitar leadwork), Vulgar Display of Power has them on Mouth for War, at the end of A New Level’s lead, Fucking Hostile, This Love, By Demons be Driven has some, Hallow does as well. (6 of 11)
Far Beyond Driven has them in tracks 1,6, and a bunch songs have no lead section. Great Southern Trendkill has them, Reinventing the Steel has at least 3 (Death Rattle, It Makes Them Disappear does in the very beginning of the lead but it’s VERY short, and I’ll Cast a Shadow does) as well as some songs with no leads.
Quick News Bites:
5. Found out why American Head Charge will not be performing at first Ave: “…we love First Ave. it’s just that we are doing a full headliner set Turf Club on Sat. 12/27 for our Holiday Hangover show. Hope to see y’all there!”
Nate and Gene homework: Listened to and we discuss St. Anger/Metallica
(Remember to deduct 1 point on all ratings. It’s the ‘Metallica’ factor…
Frantic – not the worst Metallica song. Not even close to the best. Every time he sings “Frantic-tic-tic-toc” tries to sound ‘frantic’ – I chuckle. No lead… 2.5 stars out of 5.
St. Anger – Nice thrashy part in there. Then it dies when the first verse comes in. That horrible snare sounds very much distracts me on this one. Keys work, but feels very un-Metallica to me as they’re SO present in the chorus. Song is way too long for what it is – almost like they thought that they needed to write something outside of the “radio length” that they’d done with the previous 2 albums. No lead… 2.5 stars out of 5
Some Kind of Monster – Sort of a passive lead going on here. Long intro on this one almost made me fast forward to the next song. 8.5 minute song? Not looking forward to this one. Lyrically stunted – not up to 80’s Metallica standards at all when James killed at turning a phrase. Ugh – chorus fell flat, no payoff for this lame-ass song so far and I’m not even half of the way through it. Dear god – why hasn’t someone fixed that snare by now?! These guys are millionaires – they can afford a new snare if it can’t be replaced. Finally – the bridge! Oh, weak. End of the song starting to get interesting – oh wait, more lyrics and another chorus to destroy it even more. What’s this? A TERRIBLE ENDING!! UGH! No lead!! Some kind of horrible song. 0 stars out of 5
Dirty Window – That god-damned snare is killing yet another song. So far, this one is better than Some Kind of Monster, but still lame-ass. Zero interest in this one lyrically. Lame laughing portion dropped more points. Whiny ‘Iiiiiiii’ ‘Iiiiiii’ singing part – lose even more point. No lead. Fail. 1 out of 5
Thank god – Spotify played a commercial. I needed a break from that snare and these horrible lyrics. Oh dammit – another long song on a horrible album so far. Not looking forward to this one. Worst homework project ever…
Invisible Kid – This intro shows the most promise, but that god-damned snare ruins it again. This song sounds better than the last two though so far. Oh great, the lyrics are right there with the snare – they ruin the song. Dear god – he’s still singing. Stop and get to a lead!! Nope – no lead, only more lyrics. Ugh. Trying to make it through – WHAT! I’m only half of the way through this 8.5-minute song!! Singing is getting worse! Inconceivable! No lead. 1 out of 5
My World – Another promising intro, but I’ve been fooled before. Oh – there’s the chorus. I vomit. Lyrically lame-ass AGAIN! I could easily fix this song with better lyrics and an unbroken snare. No lead, but a bass ‘featured’ riff. The lyrics at the end just cost them another .25 point. 2 out of 5.
Shoot Me Again – So far, this song isn’t as horrible as the last 4 or so. Oh wait – “shoot me again – I ain’t dead yet” ruins it. Ok, this song is one of the better ones on the album, but that damned “bridge” section or whatever you’d call it (“shoot me again – I ain’t dead yet”) needs to go. A lead may have helped it out, too. 2.75 out of 5
Sweet Amber – Ahh, there we go. Back to the suck. Has some interesting ideas in it, but the lyrics just lose it for me, and that damn snare debacle. Oh – the ending is getting interesting. No, wait – another chorus to kill it. Ugh. Rookies… No lead again. 1.75 out of 5.
The Unnamed Feeling – What?! Another weak-sounding song? Must still be listening to St. Anger. Will it ever end? No, it doesn’t. Lyrically lame again, bad singing on this one AGAIN! Well color me shocked. No lead. 1 out of 5
Purify – Ok, I’m digging this intro again, but waiting to be disappointed. Yep – there it is. There are a couple of good riffs that could be used in a better song. Maybe I’ll steal them and write something better than this dreck. No lead. 1.75 out of 5
All Within my Hands – I can’t believe how much Lars is in love with snare sound on this. Yuck. Featured in it’s own little section to start off this song. Sounds a little more experimental to start, but then falls short again once the lyrics start. Oh great, and it’s 8.75 minutes. Will Metallica finish strong here? I’m doubting it. So far, at almost 1/2 of the way through, I’m losing hope. There’s a few riffs here and there that are cool, but too few and far between. The bad parts overpower any little nuggets of good. “Kill Kill Kill Killl Kill Kill Killl Kiiillll!” LAAAAMEEE! This just became the 2nd worst song on the album. .5 out of 5
Hetfield trying hard to sound “angry” and “Metal” at times. Almost seems like he’s trying too hard. Some singing was so bad I almost felt bad for James.
HORRIBLE snare sound. Guitar sounds are a bit weak.
Lyrically it’s stunted. Not up to Metallica’s standards from ‘…And Justice For All’ and previous releases.
Overall, I can understand Metallica wanting to venture into other avenues of music, like Pop Metal and Nu Metal. Lots of bands experiment with the “current flavor” of the times. (Kiss with Disco, etc.)
According to setlist.fm, here are the breakdowns of how many times these songs have been played live:
Frantic has been played 180 times, the most from this album
St. Anger has been played 172 times, the 2nd most from this album.
Dirty Window has been played 31 times live.
The Unnamed Feeling has been played 17 times live.
Some Kind of Monster has been played 3 times live.
All Within my Hands has been played 2 times live.
Sweet Amber has been played 1 time live.
Invisible Kid, Shoot Me Again, My World and Purify have been played 0 times live.
Total live plays from this album: 406 with 11 songs. St. Anger was released in 2003
To give you an idea on how bad these songs are, this album had tour support and everything. Here’s the breakdown from Death Magnetic released in 2008 – 5 years later:
1. “That Was Just Your Life” played 170 times
2. “The End of the Line” played 149 times
3. “Broken, Beat & Scarred” played 156 times
4. “The Day That Never Comes” played 155 times
5. “All Nightmare Long” played 102 times
6. “Cyanide” played 175 times
7. “The Unforgiven III” played 7 times
8. “The Judas Kiss” played 30 times
9. “Suicide & Redemption” (Instrumental) played 2 times
10. “My Apocalypse” played 37 times
Total live plays from this album: 983 with 10 songs. 577 more plays overall.
Album: The Great Southern Trendkill
Song: 13 Steps to Nowhere
SONG INTERMISSION (Featured Independent):
Artist: Nostril Caverns
Album: Inside the Cell/The Dying’s Last Breath
Song: Perceiving the Psychological Blur
Notes: Thanks again to Curtis Dewar for the contribution. Nostril Caverns is a one-man band out of Milton, Ontario Canada. Check Nostril Caverns out on Tridroid Records’ bandcamp page or Nostril Caverns’ bandcamp page. Inside the Cell/The Dying’s Last Breath will be released on limited edition cassette only.
SONG INTERMISSION (Featured Independent):
Artist: Wicked Inquisition
Album: Silence Thereafter
Song: Jester’s Clown
Notes: Dave Holzer from Clobberboot’s selection!
5. Apparently, HeadbangersLatinoAmerica to unify Metal scene, especially in South America. Visit www.headbangerslatinoamerica.com for more information!
6. Australis Records will be releasing SADISM and MELEKTAUS on vinyl. Visit www.australisrecords.com for more information!
7. MATREKIS is now complete…. again… http://www.matrekis.com
8. Global Thrash Assault launching ‘Talking Thrash’ podcast. http://www.globalthrashassault.com
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This episode we talk about current events, what’s Nate been listening to, independent music from Mortificator, as well as an all new episode of ‘Huffing the Ass of Fame’ with the Reverend Poky Bunge!!
A member of the band Black Tusk has been seriously injured in a car/motorcycle accident. The following has been posted on their Facebook page a short time ago:
Last night Athon and his Girlfriend Emily were involved in a serious motorcycle accident. Its my understanding that a car ran a stop sign in front of them and they had no chance to avoid a collision. He is currently in the ICU, and the doctors have him in an induced coma to monitor his injuries. Emily is currently coherent and recovering in the hospital. The doctors are telling us that all we can do know is wait and see. We will post updates as they become available.
Our thoughts go out to Athon and his family, as well as fans of Black Tusk.
Slipknot enters #1 yet again. Here’s a statement from the band:To Everyone That This May Concern:
Once again we have received the #1 album in the country, for the second album in a row. By achieving this, it reconfirms that our culture is still alive. I would like you to know that we are blessed and honored to have the fan base that we have. You have always been there for us and I am honored that you, the fans, would keep us in your soul. Because of that, you should know that we will always be there for you. We love our fans and that will never change.
Thank you. Be safe. Take care of each other. We are all we’ve got. Stay (sic).
What’s Nate been listening to? Artist: Megadeth Album: Killing Is My Business and Business Is Good Song: Looking Down The Cross
7. Impaler – the CLASSIC Metal band from the Twin Cities of Minnesota have announced today that they’ll be offering a CD single for their track ‘Krampus’ at their next show in St. Paul, MN. http://myspace.com/impalerhorrorrock
8. The Brazilian band SCELERATA will once again be supporting the legendary Paul Di’Anno.
Check out SCERLERATA at http://www.scelerata.com
HUFFING THE ASS OF FAME episode #3!
Megadeth Rust In Peace 2004 edition vs. Original version. What The Fuck!
FINAL SONG Artist: Voivod Album: Target Earth Song: Empathy for the Enemy
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