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post #2651 of 2684
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Originally Posted by stelios View Post

I mean, I like Arch Enemy a lot and there's no denying them live but they have always been "baby's first death metal." And there's nothing wrong with that. One can't be expected to go straight into Nile or some shit. 

I agree, they bring a nice bridging touch of the mainstream to the heavy. I always thought of them as “what Megadeath should have become.”
post #2652 of 2684
It's funny you say that because I find Arch Enemy and Megadeth are classic examples of bands that are full of capable musicians which are held back by their primary songwriter's tunnel vision.
post #2653 of 2684
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Originally Posted by Chavez View Post
 

 

 

Aw man. Although he was in and out of Frost, I always felt like CF was at heart (sorry) a partnership between Warrior and Ain. 

 

Frost are unjustly forgotten, they were an IMMENSELY important band on the European metal scene (and the US scene, too, but their influence was more underground over here). 

Warrior and Ain brought out something special in each other, but Warrior has been kicking ass with Triptykon since Celtic Frost ended. Really building on the sound they created with Monotheist and you can tell Warrior is letting out some true personal demons in his songs.

 

Here's the documentary I was talking about in the dead celeb thread. Worth it if you're a Celtic Frost fan and worth it if you want to see the strain being in a band can put on the personal relations between band members.

 

post #2654 of 2684
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Originally Posted by stelios View Post

I mean, I like Arch Enemy a lot and there's no denying them live but they have always been "baby's first death metal." And there's nothing wrong with that. One can't be expected to go straight into Nile or some shit. 

I listened to some Nile and thought they were pretty good.
post #2655 of 2684
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Originally Posted by Bradito View Post

I listened to some Nile and thought they were pretty good.

Nile are very good. They're just not the type of band that some newbie is going to latch on to as their first.
post #2656 of 2684

Nile were on this schizophrenic mix cd I made myself when I was starting to listen to extreme metal. That cd bounces around between hiphop, death metal, The Doors and the Hawaii Five-O theme in a pretty jarring way.

 

Anyway, the tracks from In Their Darkened Shrines caused that album to be one my first death metal purchases.

post #2657 of 2684
Well, I shall have to check those out!
post #2658 of 2684
I like my death metal flashy and crowd-pleasing, like the Dimmus and Cradles of the world. I know it’s cheesy and KISS-like but whatever.

I also like Gothenburg style and lately I’ve been getting into American style death - NO, not Cannibal Corpse. Big fan of Vital Remains and Suffocation right now.
post #2659 of 2684

Cradle of Filth and Dimmu Borgir are black metal.  The fanatical will argue they are no longer troo black metal, but they are still very much part of that subgenre because they retain the tremelo picking and blast beats that define the sound.

 

Lightning if you like that stuff, try listening to the new Carach Angren album Dance and Laugh Amongst the Rotten.

 

It's very much in the CoF/Dimmu style.

 

And on topic, this is one of my favourite black metal memes.

 

post #2660 of 2684

If you want death metal with a cinematic and epic slightly over the top presentation I recommend The Monolith Deathcult:

 

post #2661 of 2684
I called Cradle and Dimmu death on purpose, because the BM folks would kick up a fuss. Cradle’s great because British people don’t take serious things seriously (see also: Anaal Nathrakh)
post #2662 of 2684

I haven't had a chance to read Bruce Dickinson's book yet, but it sure seems to have some cool anecdotes in it:

 

http://riotfest.org/2017/11/one-time-johnny-cash-asked-bruce-dickinson-autograph/

 

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“It was very brief and really quite awe inspiring. Because I’ve always admired Johnny Cash… I love him because he’s got this rebellious maverick thing going on with him. I met him a long time ago… in Toronto when he and his band came and they were sitting, watching us do a soundcheck.

 

“And he came backstage after we finished. And I’m not exactly the world’s tallest guy. I’m like 5’6” and a half – and make sure you get the half in, you know? And Johnny Cash, I’m not even going to guess, but as far as I know, it was a lamp post that came in dressed in a coat.

 

“This was like meeting John Wayne… Just wow. And he was just the most charming, quietly spoken guy… He said, ‘Hi, My name is Johnny Cash… Look, can you sign an autograph for my daughter? She’s a big fan.’ So I went, ‘Yeah, of course.’ And that was it! But, he was fantastic… and exactly what a legend should be.”

post #2663 of 2684
Machine Head released the first song from their new album, Catharsis, due in January.

Robb Flynn wasn't lying when he said what the album was going to sound like. I'll need to hear more but right now I'm a bit torn on how I feel about this direction/regression.
post #2664 of 2684

One year ago today, Joe Biden forged Barack Obama's signature on an executive order to make December "Dokken History Month."

 

https://politics.theonion.com/biden-forges-president-s-signature-on-executive-order-t-1819579451?utm_content=Main&utm_campaign=SF&utm_source=Twitter&utm_medium=SocialMarketing

 

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WASHINGTON—In an effort to honor the “sweet-ass” legacy of a hair metal band that he said “totally fucking shreds,” Vice President Joe Biden reportedly snuck into the Oval Office early Thursday to forge President Obama’s signature on an executive order that would officially recognize December as Dokken History Month. “Look, I’ve already asked Barry a thousand times because Dokken’s a goddamn national treasure, but he just wouldn’t get with the program, so now we’re doing shit Diamond Joe’s way,” said Biden, who took extra care to ensure the president’s signature matched previous counterfeit executive orders he had fabricated to implement directives that required strip clubs in the capital to stay open past 2 a.m., created a federal holiday for Quiet Riot guitarist Randy Rhoads’ birthday, and pardoned his buddy Blaze, who reportedly got into a “little dustup” with some bikers outside Carson City, NV earlier this year. “This is a no-brainer. If you crank up Donnie’s killer vocals and George Lynch is wailing on his ax on your car stereo, I guarantee a smokin’ hot metal chick will be ripping your stick shift out of the gearbox in zero seconds flat. Every lick on Back For The Attack is like a shot of adrenaline right in the babymaker. So sometimes you gotta take matters into your own hands to make sure we set aside 31 days a year to keep rockin’ with Dokken.” According to sources, Biden then photocopied a “big-ass” stack of blank executive orders and grabbed a handful of official presidential pens so he could practice his Donald Trump signature.

 

 

Never forget.

post #2665 of 2684

Tribulation's The Children of the Night is one of my favourite albums of the last couple of years. Sounds like their new album Down Below is gonna continue with the same sound.

 

post #2666 of 2684
Metal Adjacent: I’m going to see the Revolting Cocks and Front Line Assembly tomorrow. Revco is playing the BigSexyLand album in its entirety.

It’s going to be a riot to see a crowd of people who used to have undercuts and leather pants show up with crumpled dry cleaning receipts and forgotten child soothers in the pockets of their cardigans.
post #2667 of 2684

This is stacked:

 

post #2668 of 2684
Holy shit that is insane!

And it’s good to see Fear Factory on there. Christian Olde Wolbers has been spreading rumours that they broke up again.
post #2669 of 2684

Looks like the few rock journalists who put that up, ended up taking it down.  Grain of salt, maybe.  I'll keep checking because, um, I'd love to go to that.

 

Seeing the Misfits reunion at the bottom, which I didn't catch at first, has me wondering if I got duped.

post #2670 of 2684
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Originally Posted by Iron Maiden View Post
 

Looks like the few rock journalists who put that up, ended up taking it down.  Grain of salt, maybe.  I'll keep checking because, um, I'd love to go to that.

 

Seeing the Misfits reunion at the bottom, which I didn't catch at first, has me wondering if I got duped.

ZZ Top and Toto are the giveaways. 

post #2671 of 2684
ZZ Top actually already played Hellfest twice !
post #2672 of 2684
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Originally Posted by Shreds View Post

Tribulation's The Children of the Night is one of my favourite albums of the last couple of years. Sounds like their new album Down Below is gonna continue with the same sound.



 




 



Everything they've released has been impressive, Children of the Night in particular. I didn't realize they had a new album coming out so soon, great news.

That Machine Head song is awful.
post #2673 of 2684
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Originally Posted by Kevin Macken View Post

Everything they've released has been impressive, Children of the Night in particular. I didn't realize they had a new album coming out so soon, great news.

 

I'm a big fan of The Horror as well, but they're probably not returning to that ferocious sound they had back then. Bit disappointed that they didn't completely overhaul their sound again, though. Was fun not knowing what to expect from them.

post #2674 of 2684

Here's 15 seconds of the title track from Judas Priest's next album:

 

 

Sounds cool.

post #2675 of 2684
Sounds like it has the same thin mixing issues as Redeemer. Please, guys, let someone take a pass at it and beef it up!
post #2676 of 2684

Code Orange is going all out to win that Grammy.  They have a huge advertisement in Times Square right now:

 

https://twitter.com/TravisReilly/status/938797851915800577

post #2677 of 2684

Albuquerque's new mayor, Tim Keller, is a big metal fan, and he introduced Trivium before its show a few days back:

 

www.blabbermouth.net/news/trivium-gets-introduced-by-albuquerque-new-mexicos-newly-elected-mayor-and-heavy-metal-lover-tim-keller-video/

 

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Albuquerque, New Mexico's newly elected mayor introduced Florida metallers TRIVIUM when they played his city's Sunshine Theater on Saturday, December 2.

Tim Keller, a former New Mexico state auditor, told the the crowd: "Not only am I your new mayor, I love heavy metal. I've been with you since I was born at Tingley Coliseum right here, and I've waited all my life to say thank you and to say Albuquerque is an awesome metal city.

"And so tonight we have a special treat in store, as you know. One of my favorite bands, a band that I listened to on the campaign trail. When times were tough, they picked us up. Scream for me, Albuquerque, for TRIVIUM."

A clearly impressed TRIVIUM bassist Paolo Gregoletto later wrote on Instagram: "Mayor Tim Keller of Albuquerque is huge metalhead and a longtime TRIVIUM fan. He gave us one of the sickest show introductions ever!!"

 

Seems like Keller goes to lots of shows:

 

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At a Dukes Up event, Keller was asked what the best metal show he ever saw in Albuquerque.

"I wasn't just a heavy metal fan, I still am," Keller said. "In fact, I saw MASTODON, like, three days ago at the El Rey [Theater]."

He said his favorite concert was MACHINE HEAD at the Sunshine Theater in 2016.

post #2678 of 2684
Haha, what a great story.

That’s awesome.
post #2679 of 2684

Here's a song from Legend of the Seagullmen, a new band with Tool's Danny Carey and Mastodon's Brent Hinds:

 

 

I dig it.

post #2680 of 2684
Warrel Dane dead at 48 frown.gif.
post #2681 of 2684
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Originally Posted by catartik View Post

Warrel Dane dead at 48 frown.gif.

 

Dane was easily one of my favorite singers.  He had such a unique sound, and it complimented the metal genre perfectly.  

 

I really loved his 2008 solo album, Praises to the War Machine, and I was super stoked he was finally recording a follow-up. 

 

This is so sad.

post #2682 of 2684

Nevermore was one of the bridge bands, along with other power metal bands, for me when I started to get more into metal than hard rock (at the time).  Dead Heart in a Dead World came out around the same time as Devin Townsend's Physicist (I'd have to check my notes) and I remember that being a big album for me during the winter of 2000.

 

I'll have to give it another listen today on the way to work.

 

This news is a bummer.

post #2683 of 2684

As a big Nevermore/Sanctuary fan this news came out of nowhere and it fucking sucks. Dane was an amazing metal vocalist and lyricist.

 

Sadly I never got to see him perform live.

 

R.I.P. Warrel. :(

post #2684 of 2684

This is intense:

 

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