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DRUNK DAD “Ripper Killer” Album Is: Stone’s METAL Pick Of The Day!

Posted in experimental music, experimental rock, metal music, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on June 3, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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DRUNK DAD Ripper Killer – releases July 1st, 2014, via Eolian Empire.

DRUNK DAD – When I first heard Drunk Dad’s Morbid Reality EP, I was very happy. Why you query? Answer: Drunk Dad plays Noise Rock and experiments with their sound like it’s the night before doomsday, while giving little or no regard about what others will say about the end result. Drunk Dad has their own terminology for their sound and they call it: Fuck You All Wave.

Make no mistake, Drunk Dad can and will shock you into embracing their music. Maybe. It’s weird how it happened to me. The mixture of several genres of non-mainstream, apocalyptic underground goodness is what Drunk Dad creates and they do it superbly, in my Metal opinion. I sometimes wonder to myself, would Noise be the genre that I would pursue If I wanted to start a band? Just listening to Drunk Dad seems to calm my nerves. After listening to Ripper Killer, I feel as though I took a hammer to an aluminum garbage can and now everything is cool.

Drunk Dad

Ripper Killer is Drunk Dad’s first long play and I see it being the launching pad of this Portland, Oregon ensemble. Drunk Dad needs to play Ripper Killer in its entirety at this year’s Super Bowl halftime show, just to shut the mouths of and piss off all those plastic millionaire/billionaire dorks that get all the free corporate seats. I’m serious. The overall sound that is Ripper Killer just has to appeal to a cross-section of Punk, Sludge, Hardcore and Experimental fans. If you dig Mr. Bungle and/or the Melvins, you are in for a sonic treat with Drunk Dad. Yup.

As a past student of Art History, I’ve been trained to look beyond the first impression and explore the many inner cavities of the visual creation. With that said, the cover art (or photo if you will) of Drunk Dad’s Ripper Killer, (see atop post), exposes light years of relevance to what is happening in our world today. Albeit shocking to look at, the cover art does symbolize the death that is in our hourly news; whether it’s carnage from a madman firing off a gun in public, wars, cruelty to any life form or even an oil spill from an ocean tanker.

Relating the cover art of Ripper Killer to Drunk Dad’s music just seems to fit; for if the photo turns off the fancy and out-of-touch mainstream, then surely the music heard within will too. Sometimes one picture is truly worth a thousand words. That’s my interpretation, anyways. Metal be thy name. – Stone

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Ripper Killer – Track Listing: Five Pack, Life’s Work, Fuck In Garbage, Light A Fire, S.O.U., Ripper Killer, Worthless, Whiskey Liver

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* For more info on DRUNK DAD:

Facebook: Drunk Dad

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Website: http://eolianempire.com

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LONG LIVE DRUNK DAD.

LONG LIVE HEAVY AS SHIT MUSIC.

Stone.

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DARSOMBRA – Band’s House Burglarized, All Equipment Stolen

Posted in avant-garde music, experimental music, experimental rock, Music, psych-rock, psychedelic rock, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on June 6, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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Eclectic, free-form duo DARSOMBRA regretfully announces that their Baltimore home was invaded this week, the doors kicked-in and ALL of the band’s gear and equipment stolen! The band is devastated, as everything they use to construct their incredibly unique audio/visual works has been lost in this act of human gluttony. The band is reaching out to the public for help in tracking down the perpetrators or at least the gear.

From Darsombra:

“Hi friends. We are saddened to report that our house in west Baltimore city was burglarized between 1pm-3pm on Wednesday May 29, and almost everything that we use to make our art was stolen. This is the latest and most complete version of our missing stuff (including some serial numbers where we could find them). If you see any of these items please contact us atwww.darsombra.com.

- 1987 Gibson Les Paul Custom electric guitar (serial number 82317558)
white (faded to cream color) finish w/ black pick guard, gold hardware
including Schaller strap lock buttons (stolen with strap attached), no
pickup guard on treble pickup, without case (pic included)
– late 90’s/early 2000’s era 8-string Rickenbacker bass
– black w/ white pick guard, no cover on treble pickup, silver
hardware including Schaller strap lock buttons (stolen with strap
attached), without case (pic included)
– 2005 Gibson Les Paul Studio baritone guitar (serial number
00055528) sliver finish w/ silver hardware including Schaller strap
lock buttons (stolen with strap attached), without case (pic included)
– 2005 Ernie Ball Music Man bass guitar- flat black finish w/ silver
diamond plate pickguard, silver hardware including Schaller strap lock
buttons, without case (pic included)
– Yamaha acoustic guitar – black, without case
– classical guitar – wood finish, without case
– Rikki Ram student model sitar
– 1930s-era Vega 4-string tenor banjo without case
– Canon Rebel T3i digital SLR camera with a cracked viewing screen
– NEC NP215 projector attached to a small piece of plywood
– 2008 iMac desktop computer
– 2011 Macbook laptop computer (serial number D92GCJRJDRJ7)
– Iomega desktop external hard drive without stand or power supply
– Epson RX595 printer
– tripod

Please repost if you want to help. Thanks.”

Following releases on At A Loss, Public Guilt, Underradar and others, DARSOMBRA signed with Exile On Mainstream for the release of Climax Community. The three tracks on the LP traversing forty-five minutes of the outfit’s unique, slow-building, organic transcendental rock. Brian Daniloski, a veteran of heavier, sludgier, grittier rock bands such as Meatjack and Trephine, controls the sound of DARSOMBRA, alternating between mammoth vocal swells and soundscapes and searing guitar riffs, leads, loops, and samples, combining elements of metal, psychedelic rock, experimental/drone, prog and krautrock. But there is more than just Daniloski’s sonic world at play here as video artist Ann Everton takes his work to the next level by bringing her DARSOMBRA induced visions to the stage through her kinetic psychotropic video projections, creating a constantly shifting backdrop to Daniloski’s live performances.

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Decibel Magazine is streaming Climax Community in its entirety:

 AT THIS LOCATION.

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Critical Praise:

“The larger movements of the songs rub against each other with tectonic weight, while subtler elements attack, defeat and consume. Strange and lovely, Climax Community speaks in the language of animal instinct.” – Exclaim! 

“Much like a work of fine art, little to no commentary is given leaving the observer to interpret the work as they wish. By the same token, the listener may also choose to switch off the cerebral and absorb the music at the most basic level.” – Ghost Cult 

“It’s a clever, dense and hypnotic release that demonstrates that there’s still plenty of exploration to be done in experimental and psychedelic music.” – OneMetal

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Stone Says: This story is absolutely stunning, in a very sad way. This is one terrible act of unkindness, a downright act of human indecency towards our fellow-man. I truly hope DARSOMBRA locates any or all of their precious musical/visual equipment. I urge DARSOMBRA to start a Kickstarter campaign to recoup their means for their livelihood as well.

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(Source: Earsplit PR)

Facebook: darsombra

http://www.darsombra.com

http://www.mainstreamrecords.de

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LONG LIVE DARSOMBRA.

Stone.

CORRECTIONS HOUSE – Premiere New Song/Video On Pitchfork.TV

Posted in acoustic rock, experimental music, Hard Rock, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , on January 18, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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Hoax The System, the first track from CORRECTIONS HOUSE — the new collective featuring Mike IX Williams (Eyehategod), Sanford Parker (Nachtmystium), Scott Kelly (Neurosis), and Bruce Lamont (Yakuza) — has debuted on Pitchfork.TV. The video, created by Mortichrome Productions, can be seen HERE.

As previously announced, the band will kick off a stretch of rare live shows on January 21, 2013 in Brooklyn, New York. Shows will feature each of the four members doing solo sets of spoken word, acoustic and experimental music with an end times collaboration as CORRECTIONS HOUSE to close out the night. Full dates are below.

CORRECTIONS HOUSE recorded one  additional track, Grin With A Purpose, that will be released with Hoax The System as a limited edition 7” and will be out on Parker and Lamont’s own label, War Crime Recordings, soon. Further details to be revealed soon.

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CORRECTIONS HOUSE – Winter Tour 2013

1/21/2013 Saint Vitus Bar – Brooklyn, NY

1/22/2013 Great Scott – Boston, MA

1/23/2013 BAR – New Haven, CT

1/24/2013 DC9 – Washington, DC

1/25/2013 Metro Gallery – Baltimore, MD

1/26/2013 Strange Matter – Richmond, VA

1/27/2013  Kings Barcade – Raleigh, NC

1/28/2013 The Atlantic – Gainesville, FL

1/30/2013 Churchill’s – Miami, FL

1/31/2013 Crowbar – Tampa, FL

2/01/2013 529 – Atlanta, GA

2/02/2013 Bottletree – Birmingham, AL

2/05/2013 Spanish Moon – Baton Rouge, LA

2/06/2013 Siberia – New Orleans, LA

2/07/2013 Walter’s Downtown – Houston, TX

2/08/2013 Korova – San Antonio, TX

2/09/2013 Red 7 – Austin, TX

2/10/2013 Bryan Street Tavern – Dallas, TX

2/11/2013 Opolis – Norman, OK

2/12/2013 Hero’s – Fort Smith, AR

2/13/2013 Slowdown – Omaha, NE

2/15/2013 Moon Room – Denver, CO

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(Source: Earsplit PR)

For more info on CORRECTIONS HOUSE, click on the link below!

facebook: Corrections House

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LONG LIVE CORRECTIONS HOUSE.

Stone.

NEUROSIS – Title Of Eleventh Full-Length From Musical Pioneers Revealed

Posted in experimental music, experimental rock, Heavy Metal, metal music, Music, progressive metal, progressive rock, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , , on August 13, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

It is said that great art has the power to take us outside of ourselves and bring us closer to ourselves simultaneously. Few bands have accomplished this rare feat on a more profound and consistent basis than NEUROSIS. For nearly three decades, their music has touched the hearts and minds of young men and women seeking contact with something beyond the physical world, something intangible, something that expresses the inner tumult of the human condition in a way that transcends time and space. Something that not only provokes questions but maybe even hints at answers.

Since 1985 this matchless force has surpassed the boundaries of any genre, never-ceasing to mutate and progress their songwriting and sonic delivery, and never-failing to mesmerize audiences both in the studio and onstage. And as the anticipation from their diehard fanbase reaches a boiling point, this week NEUROSIS unveil the title of their eleventh full-length studio creation, which will manifest itself as Honor Found In Decay.

The follow-up to their acclaimed 2007-released Given To The Rising album, the music on Honor Found In Decay is both torturous and transcendent. It is the ongoing exposition of a vast internal dialogue that seems to carry the weight of eons. With the right kind of ears and eyes, it can seem like the trials and tribulations of mankind are being channeled through five individuals: Steve Von Till, Scott Kelly, Noah Landis, Jason Roeder and Dave Edwardson. And yet? They will be the first ones to tell you that they are just regular people trying to make sense of the world around them.

Aided by Josh Graham, their resident visual guru, they transmit their interpretations through multiple sensory planes. The degree to which Neurosis allows them to step out of their everyday lives is the distance between one and zero, the distance between thinking and doing, the distance between this minute and the one that may or may not follow. Which is to say: NEUROSIS takes them outside of themselves and brings them closer to themselves. Simultaneously.

This next chapter in the evolution of NEUROSIS will see worldwide release through the band’s own Neurot Recordings this Autumn, in Germany October 26th, in the UK October 29th, and in North America on October 30th.

Further details on Honor Found In Decay will be made available over the coming weeks.

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NEUROSIS:

Scott Kelly – vocals/guitars

Steve Von Till – vocals/guitars

Dave Edwardson – bass

Jason Roeder – drums

Noah Landis – keyboards

Josh Graham – visual effects, art

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(Source: Earsplit PR)

For more info on NEUROSIS, click on the links below!

http://www.neurosis.com

http://www.facebook.com/officialneurosis

http://www.neurotrecordings.com

http://www.facebook.com/neurotrecordings

LONG LIVE NEUROSIS.

Stone.

Swimming In Fire – Featuring: Greg Hampton, Danny Saber, Eric Dover & Chris Collier

Posted in alternative metal, alternative rock, experimental music, experimental rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , on August 5, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

SWIMMING IN FIRE – The dynamically Rockin’ duo of Greg Hampton (Alice Cooper, 9 Chambers, Lita Ford, The New Czars) and Danny Saber (U2, Ozzy Osbourne, Korn, Marilyn Manson) have founded and are currently collaborating/producing a new project they’ve called: Swimming In Fire.

With Eric Dover (Slash’s Snakepit, Alice Cooper) and Chris Collier joining on, Swimming In Fire is a potent supergroup of seasoned songwriters and multi-instrumentalists to keep your ears and eyes on today and tomorrow!

Two words to know: Alternative. Experimental. Yes, Swimming In Fire are playing cutting-edge music and it’s still radiating some hard and heavy persona that Heavy Metal and Hard Rock diehards scream for. Expect the electronic gates of sound to open up and introduce you to what Greg Hampton and Danny Saber have created here with their project.

Incorporating driving guitars and melodic vocals into their songs is only just the beginning, with this creative band. There’s plenty of Alternative and Experimental nuances happening musically; this all makes the music from Swimming In Fire a true Rock ‘N Roll delicacy in the making.

I’m looking forward to hearing the eventual debut album from Swimming In Fire, these guys are onto capturing a sound that is both highly relevant and contagious. Metal be thy name.

Take a listen to three songs that are already streaming on Swimming In Fire’s facebook and Reverbnation sites, by clicking on the links below!

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For more info on SWIMMING IN FIRE, click on the links below!

Swimming In Fire – facebook

http://www.reverbnation.com/c./poni/129482770

LONG LIVE SWIMMING IN FIRE.

Stone.

French Metal Virtuosos HYPNO5E Announce US Tour With: Arsonists Get All The Girls and Exotic Animal Petting Zoo!

Posted in experimental music, Extreme Metal, extreme music, Heavy Metal, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , on July 19, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

French Metal Virtuosos HYPNO5E has recently announced that they will be touring the US in September supporting Arsonists Get All The Girls and Exotic Animal Petting Zoo.  The tour, dubbed the Zombies Ate My Neighbors Tour, is being sponsored by BlankTV, Hails And Horns Magazinegot-djent.com, and Obsessed Artist.  The tour will kick off on Fri, Sept 7 in Santa Cruz, CA @ The Catalyst. Expect to hear some new songs from the highly acclaimed Acid MistTomorrow, as well as a handful of songs off of the influential Des Deux L’une Est L’autre album.

HYPNO5E also have a new music video for “Story Of The Eye” – check out the cinematic experience here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LLd3H0CqJMQ

Hails And Horns Magazine is also running a contest to giveaway a pair of tickets (two) to each tour date.  They will also be handing out some free magazines at the shows.  To enter the contest, go here: http://www.hailsandhorns.com/news/hails-and-horns-magazine-zombies-ate-my-neighbors-tour-ticket-giveaway-contest/

Zombies Ate My Neighbors Tour feat. Arsonists Get All The Girls, Hypno5e, Exotic Animal Petting Zoo

9/7 – Santa Cruz, CA @ The Catalyst – BUY TIX: http://ticketf.ly/MrCvH8
9/8 – Sacramento, CA @ The Boardwalk – BUY TIX: http://bit.ly/LCrCCT
9/9 – Medford, OR @ Imperial Ballroom – BUY TIX: http://bit.ly/LUgDY6
9/10 – Eugene, OR @ TBA
9/11 – Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theater – BUY TIX: http://bit.ly/N2ZGIj
9/12 – Seattle, WA @ Studio Seven – BUY TIX: http://bit.ly/NHZxIM
9/13 – Spokane, WA @ The A Club – BUY TIX: http://bit.ly/NJKjDf
9/14 – Boise, ID @ The Venue – BUY TIX: http://ticketf.ly/M9zlYi
9/15 – Ogden, UT @ Mojoes – BUY TIX: http://bit.ly/Nc7LJk
9/17 – Fullerton, CA @ Slidebar (FREE Metal Monday)
9/18 – San Diego, CA @ Brick By Brick – BUY TIX: http://bit.ly/L6Jnxc
9/19 – Phoenix, AZ @ Rocky Point Cantina – BUY TIX: http://bit.ly/NUQgiW
9/20 – Bakersfield, CA @ The Dome – BUY TIX: http://bit.ly/MnpXWG
9/21 – Las Vegas, NV @ Cheyenne Saloon – BUY TIX: http://bit.ly/NJLCBZ
9/22 – Temecula, CA @ The Vault (NO EAPZ) – BUY TIX: http://tktwb.tw/NoRrbh
9/23 – Camarillo, CA @ Rock City Studios (NO EAPZ)

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(Source: Team All About The Music – Publicity, Management, A&R)

LONG LIVE HYPNO5E.

LONG LIVE THE POWER OF ROCK ‘N ROLL.

Stone.

SURROUNDED BY MONSTERS – Sign To Nuclear Blast Records Worldwide!

Posted in experimental metal, experimental music, Heavy Metal, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on June 8, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

Genre defying Denton, TX based Experimental Noise merchants SURROUNDED BY MONSTERS have signed to Nuclear Blast Records worldwide! The band recently wrapped up the recording sessions for their Nuclear Blast debut and are currently in mixing mode. The record is tentatively scheduled for a Fall release.

Check out this video of the band announcing the new partnership herehttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NY1JgbgdiRs.

“We at Nuclear Blast are stoked to welcome a – well, not straight, but certainly forward thinking band like SURROUNDED BY MONSTERS to the family,” stated Markus Jakob, A&R / Promoter at Nuclear Blast Europe. “It’s always been and always will be our biggest goal to keep our roster as diverse and exciting as possible. SURROUNDED BY MONSTERS is a band that will contribute these two elements and we are extremely amazed to be working with them from now on! Keep your eyes peeled, your ears open and LET CHAOS REIGN!”

“We’re very excited to work with a label that’s willing to support a band that is doing what they love no matter how weird or different the music is,” added their most non-heinous guitarist Lee Dudley. “We’re ready to take over the world. WYLD STALLYNS!!!”

“We are all beyond stoked and extremely grateful to get to work with such an amazing label,” added keyboardist Traci Pason. “I’ve never drank so much champagne in my life.”

Their upcoming Nuclear Blast debut was produced by IWRESTLEDABEARONCE guitarist Steven Bradley and was tracked at Infrasonic Sound as well as Bucket of Truth studios in Los Angeles, CA.

“I couldn’t be more excited about working on this album for my long-time friends in SURROUNDED BY MONSTERS,” commented Bradley. “I’ve loved these guys and gal for years now, so I’m extremely stoked and honored to help record their Nuclear Blast debut. Everything so far sounds incredible, and I really think that tons of folks out there are about to discover their new favorite band.”

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(Source: Nuclear Blast News)

* For more info on SURROUNDED BY MONSTERS:

 http://www.surroundedbymonsters.com

 http://www.facebook.com/SBMofficial

 http://www.twitter.com/SBMmusic

http://www.myspace.com/surroundedbymonsters

LONG LIVE SURROUNDED BY MONSTERS.

Stone.

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