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Happening Now: Details on the Constantines' "Shine a Light" reissueDid you know that Freddie Mercury once rumbled with Sid Vicious?Apparently, the O.G. press of the Misfits "Bullet" 7-inch is worth about $1,400Oxbow's Eugene S. Robinson talks about being black and fighting nazi-punks in the 80's. GWAR has released T-shirts supporting the Dave Brockie FoundationR.I.P. Joey Ramone.Metal Cats: a book with metal musicians and their catsJohn Joseph (Cro-Mags) shows us how to make a proper juice and smoothie.
Adam E., back with three new reviews for you today. I assume by now you've all heard about this so-called "Nemo Revival," right? Personally, I couldn't be more excited -- that's one cute little fish.
Today's reviews are:
Looking for another (or any) review? Head here. Want to submit your own review? Do that here.
Sludge-metal sludgers Corrosion of Conformity are sludging through a tour this summer in the sludge capital of the world, Australia and New Zealand! Once they hit the down under, they'll be joined by fellow sludgers Weedeater and Lo!. The band is currently working on their new sludge masterpiece, tentatively due out in the sludgeiest of all months, June.
You can click read more to sludge through the tour dates.
With news about American Football and Jazz June this week, let's keep that emo-revival going with Mineral tour dates. In addition to making an appearance at Fest this year, they've also posted a small handful of tour dates. These will be the band's first shows in 17 years. Chris Simpson stated of the reunion:
You can click Read More for the dates. You can peep the band's newly minted Twitter here and their Instagram here.
The Fest 13 has posted their third wave of bands including Mineral, Paint It Black, Iron Chic, and more.
You can revisit the complete list previously announced here and here.
The Fest 13 will be October 31-November 2 in Gainesville, FL this year with the Pre-Fest returning October 29 and 30 in Ybor City (Tampa), Florida. Tickets can be picked up here.
Click Read More to see the complete third wave of bands.
Zero Boys have released a new video from their upcoming album, Monkey, their first album in 20 years. It's due out May 20. The video is for the new song "Third Strike" and you can check it out below.
Posted by johng on Thursday, April 24, 2014 at 2:00 PM (EDT)
Never Get Tired: The Bomb the Music Industry! Story , the documentary following the band directed by Sara Crow, is raising funds for its final production. The documentary crew previously raised money to buy a camera, but are now working on the final push to raise funds for final editing. Crow stated to punknews:
I finished shooting the documentary in January. I worked on it pretty much full-time for five years. I put it on Kickstarter in 2010 and asked for enough money to buy a camera. After I got the camera, I spent all my savings from shitty jobs in coffee shops to make it happen. I went on four tours-I think I have like 300 hours of footage. Needless to say, I've been very broke for a long time. Now the movie is shot and I'm going into post-production. I thought I could do it for super super cheap because I did everything for super super cheap, but turns out post on a documentary of this size is very expensive. Like $30,000 expensive. I'm asking for $25,000 and going to figure out the rest with a maxed out credit card. My concern is that people might not understand how much it costs to edit a documentary like this.You can check out the kickstarter here and you can also click read more to see the doc's trailer.
Andrew Jackson Jihad have premiered "Temple Grandin," the next video from their upcoming album "Christmas Island."
You can watch it here.
Harley Flanagan, formerly of the Cro-Mags, is currently recording a new album which will be released on Southern Lord records. There is no release date yet.
You can hear a demo version of "Trust No One," which is expected to be on the album, by clicking read more.
Slayer have formed a new label. Although the label does not yet have a name, it will be an imprint under Nuclear Blast records. The band is working on a new album, tentatively slated for release in 2015. The album will be produced by Terry Date and Greg Fidelman. Additionally, the band released a demo of a new track called "Implode," which you can find on their website.
This will be the band's first album without Rick Rubin in nearly three decades. In a release, frontman Tom Araya stated:
Rick has played a huge role in our career [and] we've made some great albums with him. But today is a new day, record companies don't play the kind of role they once did, and we really like the idea of going out on our own, connecting directly with our fans, and Nuclear Blast is fired up about taking on that challenge with us."
Night Birds have released further details for their upcoming EP. The EP is titled Monster Surf and will contain four tracks. Three of those tracks will be surf-rock influenced instrumentals, and the fourth will be a Mel Brooks cover. The EP will be released May 13 June 10 (released delayed due to RSD) via Wallride Records.
Meanwhile, the band is currently working on material for their next LP and will play dates across the USA and Europe this summer. You can click read more for the Monster Surf cover art and upcoming tour dates.
Posted by johng on Wednesday, April 23, 2014 at 8:00 PM (EDT)
Get this. James Williamson of the Stooges is a nerd. Like, he's a huge, colossal, gigantic nerd. The man who resurrected the Stooges, the man who wrote the nasty, nasty licks for Raw Power, the man who ran with the wildest, most drugged-out band ever, the man who plays riffs that can cut a car in half, is a Pointdexter.
Do you know why Williamson's music record is blank from about 1980 through 2009? It's because after the colossal drug trips and catastrophes that were Raw Power and Kill City, Williamson did a little production work for Iggy and then moved to California, went to college, and got a job right away at a computer company in the Silicon Valley.
And then, do you know what he did after that? He was so good at computers that he worked his way up to being Vice President of Technical Standards for Sony. That's right, the man who stood next to Iggy as he got his ass kicked by rednecks on Metallic K.O. eventually became one of the most important guys in the tech field, meaning that not only is he perhaps rock's most important guitarist, but he's also one of the computer industry's most important computer guys. Because Williamson mastered both the rock and computers field, making us all look like lazy slackers, features editor John Gentile called up Williamson for the story on how he transitioned from the stage to the computer age.
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