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

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

Drunk Dad - Ripper Killer - promo cover pic - 2014

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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LONG LIVE DRUNK DAD.

LONG LIVE HEAVY AS SHIT MUSIC.

Stone.

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DARSOMBRA Recovers Majority of Lost Band Gear; Duo To Play Free Gratitude Show This Saturday

Posted in experimental metal, experimental rock, Music, rock bands, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , on August 23, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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Baltimore-based audio/visual duo DARSOMBRA will proudly play a free show in their hometown this Saturday , August 24th, in full gratitude to their local scene for helping them recover a huge arsenal of stolen equipment!

Following a recent break-in burglary of the DARSOMBRA abode, with thieves getting away with seemingly irreplaceable guitars, computers, amps, visual equipment and more, the word made it to the proper parties in time and citizens/musicians/friends of the band helped track down and recover nearly all of the lost gear! In their recent band newsletter the members simply stated: “Watch out, world!!! This show is FREE because WE LOVE YOU and wanna say THANK YOU for all the love we received after our home was burglarized. So come on out and let us say it in person:” If you’re in the area, please come celebrate the duo celebrate and give thanks. The duo will perform at Windup Space and will be joined by friends Yeveto, Height, The Immortal Jellyfish and Carly Ptak “and the band documentary for The Human Host Movie.

Darsombra - Climas Community - promo cover pic!

DARSOMBRA Baltimore Gratitude Free Show:

8/24/2013 Windup Space – Baltimore, MD

DARSOMBRA is planning to tour the entire country on their most intense stateside tour ever in the Spring of 2014; fans are encouraged to contact the band if you want them to come to your town on this widespread trek. Stay tuned for more band updates over the coming months.

Following releases on At A Loss, Public Guilt, Underradar and others, DARSOMBRA signed with Exile On Mainstream for the release of Climax CommunityThe 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.

Decibel Magazine is streaming Climax Community in its entirety at this location:

http://www.decibelmagazine.com/featured/full-album-stream-darsombras-climax-community/

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(Source: Earsplit PR)

* For More Info On DARSOMBRA:

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http://www.darsombra.com

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LONG LIVE DARSOMBRA.

Stone.

ORBWEAVER – Full EP Now Playing; New Video Posted

Posted in experimental metal, experimental rock, Metal, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on August 17, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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Floridian psychedelic noise weavers, ORBWEAVER, recently dropped their brain-fraying Strange Transmissions from the Neuralnomicon EP upon unsuspecting masses. Christened “twitchy, trippy tech death” by Invisible Oranges, the five-track Strange Transmissions from the Neuralnomicon is a harrowing, multifaceted sound voyage through modulating realities recorded at Miami’s Pinecrust Studios with Jonathan Nunez of Torche and mixed/mastered with Brian Elliot at Mana Recording Studios (Hate Eternal, Cannibal Corpse, Goatwhore, Exhumed).

ORBWEAVER spiral’s through the realms of psychedelia, noise, and a warped interpretation of Death Metal. Shifting between these erratic, trance-like elements, the foursome produce cosmic pandemonium reminiscent of a Zappa-esque brand of controlled chaos. Strange Transmissions from the Neuralnomicon was released earlier this month in alimited run of 100 cassette tapes via Primitive Violence Records:

http://www.primitiveviolence.com/index.html

Also available on CD direct through the band. The record is also available digitally via their official BandCamp page where you can twist your cranium to Strange Transmissions from the Neuralnomicon in full. Point your browser here: 

http://orbweaver-official.bandcamp.com

ORBWEAVER was forged n 2010 by guitarist/vocalist Randy Piro (ex-Hate Eternal, Gigan) and drummer Mike Pena. Together they recorded a self-titled, three-song demo. Shortly after, lead guitarist Sally Gates (ex-Gigan) and bassist Jason Ledgard joined the fold. Mike Pena parted ways with the group in 2013, and was replaced by drummer/percussionist Scott Spasiano.

The band will continue their stampede through the Sunshine State with another round of live takeovers. Additional shows to be announced in the coming weeks. Can’t make it to Florida? Peep the band’s new tripped out video for “Tragic Orbit: A Doomed Cosmic Star Ship” below:

ORBWEAVER Live Actions 2013:

9/03/2013 Churchill’s Pub - Miami, FL w/ Wintersun, Fleshgod Apocalypse, Arsis
9/14/2013 Will’s Pub – Orlando, FL

10/11/2013 Churchill’s Pub – Miami, FL w/ Kult ov Azazel

11/07/2013 Churchill’s Pub - Miami, FL w/ Dysrhythmia

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Critical Praise:

 “…off-the-wall structureless noise tech that borders on the type of irreverence built by instrumental group Behold The Arctopus with insane space atmospherics.” – HeavyBlogIsHeavy

“Their uniqueness is engaging, but the fortitude of it is what really grasps you. With how immense and bizarre their spacey effects are, you will find yourself dumbfounded by the intensity of it. ” – The Age Of Metal

“…deranged, psychedelic death metal hurdling through space at speeds that make The Millennium Falcon look like your little sister’s moped.” — Orlandooom.com

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(Source: Earsplit PR)

* For More Info On ORBWEAVER:

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LONG LIVE ORBWEAVER.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

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.

Darsombra - Large Logo - B&W

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)

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http://www.darsombra.com

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LONG LIVE DARSOMBRA.

Stone.

PUSCIFER SET AUGUST 27th RELEASE DATE FOR “ALL RE-MIXED UP”

Posted in alternative rock, experimental rock, Hard Rock, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , on June 3, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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CONDITIONS OF MY PAROLE REMIXERS INCLUDE SIR MIX –A-LOT AND THIS MORTAL COIL’S JOHN FRYER

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June 3, 2013, Jerome, Ariz. – Puscifer have set an Aug. 27th release date for All Re-Mixed Up, a track-for-track remix album of the band’s sophomore release Conditions of My Parole.

All Re-Mixed Up is the continuation of the Puscifer tradition to release alternate versions, reworks, and remixes of what we consider initial thoughts,” explained Maynard James Keenan.  “For instance, Carina Round was nervous about how to approach her version of ‘Telling Ghosts.’ Mat Mitchell put her at ease by asking her to think of it as a song half written, advising her to ‘now write the other half.’ It’s extremely liberating in the digital age to approach composing and creating in this manner. Infinite paths to explore, reinterpret, and re-present.”

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All Re-Mixed Up Track Listing and Remixers:

1. Monsters (Deconstruct) remixed by Mat Mitchell

2. The Green Valley (Verde River Maestro 507 mix) remixed by Rani Sharone   (Stolen Babies)

3. Monsoons (JLE Motorik mix) remixed by Josh Eustis

4. Telling Ghosts (Giorgia O’Queef mix) remixed by Carina Round

5. Horizons (Dream of a Lie remix) by John Fryer (This Mortal Coil)

6. Man Overboard (11AD remix) by Alain Johannes

7. Toma (Burn Out remix) by Five Knives

8. The Rapture (JLE Needs Service mix) by Josh Eustis

9. Conditions of My Parole (F.U.B.A.R. remix) by Sir Mix-A-Lot

10. The Weaver (Virtual Vacuum remix) by Aaron Harris (PALMS)

11. Oceans (Green Mussel Mix) by Zac Rae

12. Tumbleweed (Delusions of Grandeur mix) by The Beta Machine

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All Re-Mixed Up comes on the heels of an incredibly busy period for the electro-rock outfit.  The band recently released the seven-song EP Donkey Punch The Night, which features covers of Queen’sBohemian Rhapsody” (see the video here: http://youtu.be/LjCu0UwDMNM) and Accept’sBalls To The Wall” as well as new songs “Breathe” and “Dear Brother.”

Puscifer, who are known for their all-encompassing live performances that integrate a variety of on-stage props and pre-recorded video pieces, performed at Coachella 2013, and made their first international outings at Australia’s Soundwave Festival and enthralled South American crowds at Lollapalooza Brazil and Chile.

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(Source: Speakeasy PR & Marketing)

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

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http://www.puscifer.com

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LONG LIVE PUSCIFER.

Stone.

DRUNK DAD – Noise/Sludge Quartet’s EP Is The Eolian Empire’s Next Conquest

Posted in experimental rock, grindcore, Music, noise rock, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on April 30, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

Eolian Empire Compilation - promo cover - 2013

In a constant barrage of new noise from Portland-based D.I.Y. noisemongers Eolian Empire, the label’s next conquest comes by way of the filthifying new 12” from local metalworkers DRUNK DAD.

If they weren’t such dirty fuckers they’d be one of the town’s shining success stories of unrelenting hard work and dedication: in a surprisingly short time DRUNK DAD went from favorite-band-shirts-on-their-hearts-on-their-sleeves to a unique and dynamic fusion of the heavy, the noisy, and the aggro, with a healthy dose of high drama, as they consistently churn out some of the most devastating live sets Portland has seen in years. Complex but in-your-face arrangements, push-pull duel-guitar interplay, searing behind-the-head leads, heavy motherfucking bass, and hard-hitting, tight, technical traps with dynamic, disturbing vocals to hold it all together evolves to ethical scumbaggery at its finest.

Morbid Reality, the first vinyl release from Portlandian shitstarters DRUNK DAD, merges off-kilter sludge/noise the Pacific Northwest perpetuates so well into a drugged-out but aggro vibe; elements of scathing crust-ish degenerate punk brutality of El Dopa or Dystopia are cold-filtered with slow-motion acerbic sludge basslines and noxious riffage with a post-Melvins experimental vibe.

Eolian Empire will drop the four-song Morbid Reality via 12” vinyl and digital download on June 11th. In the meantime, DRUNK DAD were recently caught intoxicating the public via Eolian’s massive KEEP OUR HEADS Portland underground compilation alongside twenty-five more of the city’s finest filthriffing acts. Get wrecked with their pungent “S.O.U.” anthem from the comp RIGHT HERE.

Following their spot on one of the Eolian Empire KEEP OUR HEADS record release shows over the weekend, DRUNK DAD have the coolers loaded with frothy ammo as they plan on stumbling south across California this week, with shows booked in Eureka, Oakland and a happy-hour double in San Francisco. They also just booked a hometown record release show at Portland’s Ash Street Saloon with labelmates Diesto on June 7th, with much more public drunkenness to be had in the Summer months.

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DRUNK DAD Public Intoxications:

5/02/2013 The Shanty – Eureka, CA w/ Apocryphon, AM Beers

5/03/2013 Eli’s Mile High Club – Oakland, CA w/ Augers, Old Crow, Abstractor

5/04/2013 Hemlock Tavern – San Francisco, CA w/ Prizehog, Connoisseur

5/05/2013 Bay Area 51 – San Francisco, CA w/ Unifried, Mansion

6/07/2013 Ash Street Saloon – Portland, OR w/ Diesto

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Morbid Reality - Track Listing:

1. Guts

2. Seizure

3. Ritual

4. Scum Fee

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(Source: Earsplit PR)

For more info on DRUNK DAD, click on the links below!

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http://eolianempire.com

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LONG LIVE DRUNK DAD.

Stone.

MELVINS ANNOUNCE 30TH ANNIVERSARY TOUR

Posted in experimental metal, experimental rock, Hard Rock, Metal, metal albums, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on April 23, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

Melvins - 30th Anniversary Tour - promo flyer - 2013

“EVERYBODY LOVES SAUSAGES” AVAILABLE APRIL 30; ALBUM WITH BUZZ’S COMMENTARY STREAMING VIA SPIN

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April 23, 2013, LOS ANGELES – The Melvins celebrate their 30th anniversary with an extensive North American tour, kicking off on July 12 in Phoenix, Ariz.

“Has it really only been 30 years?” asked singer/guitar player Buzz Osborne. “Dang!  Thanks to everyone who’s been there for us!  It’s been an exciting trip and I probably should have listened and learned more. I apologize for anything I’ve ever done wrong and for anything I’m going to do wrong… Ha!”

Everybody Loves Sausages, a 13-track covers album including songs by Queen, Roxy Music and Venom, is the next release for the tricenerians. The album features guests Mark Arm, Jello Biafra, JG Thirlwell and Scott Kelly.  Spin is currently streaming the album, with commentary from Buzz, in its entirety (http://www.spin.com/articles/melvins-covers-album-stream-everybody-loves-sausages-buzzo/).

Melvins - Everybody Loves Sausages - promo cover pic!

The Washington-based band formed in 1983 by Montesano High School classmates Osborne, Matt Lukin and Mike Dillard.  The legendary outfit experienced its first line-up shift soon thereafter as Lukin and Dillard left the band with drummer Dale Crover stepping in, leading to one of rock music’s longest running partnerships.  In the intervening years the band, sometimes a trio and sometimes a quartet, has released over twenty studio albums, a dozen live records and innumerable singles and EPs.   In 2012 they embarked on the epic 51 States in 51 days tour and have recently added Melvins Lite, a new incarnation of the band featuring stand-up bassist Trevor Dunn, with the 2012 release of Freak Puke.

The Melvins launch a month-long European tour today in France with both Melvins Lite and the traditional Melvins line-up performing at various dates (full details below).  Other upcoming dates for the band include performances at Maryland Deathfest and Scion Rock Fest as well as trio of dates in Pennsylvania and Ohio.

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Melvins 30th Anniversary Tour:

July 12     Phoenix, AZ     Crescent Ballroom

July 13     Albuquerque, NM     The Launchpad

July 15     Denver, CO     The Summit Music Hall

July 17     Omaha, NE     The Waiting Room

July 18     Rock Island, IL     Rock Island Brewing Company

July 20     Minneapolis, MN     Bash 13 (Grumpy’s) *

July 21     Milwaukee, WI     Turner Hall Ballroom **

July 22     Chicago, IL     Double Door

July 23     St. Louis, MO     The Firebird

July 25     Cleveland, OH     The Grog Shop

July 26     Detroit, MI     Small’s

July 27     Syracuse, NY     The Westcott Theater

July 29     Boston, MA     Paradise Rock Club

July 30     Hartford, CT     Arch Street Tavern

July 31     Brooklyn, NY     Venue TBA

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August 1     Philadelphia, PA     Underground Arts

August 2     Baltimore, MD     Ottobar

August 3     Washington, DC     9:30 Club

August 4     Carrboro, NC     Cat’s Cradle

August 5     Atlanta, GA      The Loft at Center Stage Atlanta

August 7     New Orleans, LA     One Eyed Jack’s

August 8     Houston, TX     Warehouse Live – Studio

August 9     Austin, TX     Mohawk

August 10     Dallas, TX     Trees

August 13     Salt Lake City, UT     Club Sound

August 14     Boise, ID     Neurolux

August 16     Seattle, WA     Neumo’s

August 19     Vancouver, BC      Commodore Ballroom

August 20      Portland, OR     Wonder Ballroom

August 22     San Francisco, CA     Slim’s

* – w/Mudhoney, Die Kreuzen and Negative Approach

** – w/Mudhoney

Honky opens on all dates except where noted.

Previously announced dates:

Melvins Lite:

Apr. 23  Tourcoing, France  Le Grand Mix

Apr. 24  Brussels, Belgium  VK* Concerts

Apr. 25  Haarlem, Netherlands  Patronaat

Apr. 26  Cologne, Germany  Burgerhaus Stollwerck

Apr. 27  Luxembourg  Kulturfabrik

Apr. 28  Schorndorf, Germany  Club Manufaktur

Apr. 29  Geneva, Switzerland  L’Usine

Apr. 30  Livorno, Italy  The Cage

May 1  Milan, Italy  Bloom

May 2  Munich, Germany  Hansa 39

May 3  Prague, Czech Republic  Matrix

May 4  Wroclaw, Poland  Asymmetry Festival

May 5  Leipzig, Germany  UT Connewitz

Melvins:

May 7 & 8  Berlin, Germany  Festsaal Kreuzberg

May 10 & 11  Paris, France  Trabendo

May 13 & 14  Vienna, Austria  Arena Wien

May 16 & 17  Zurich, Switzerland  Rote Fabrik

May 19 & 20  London, UK  Electric Brixton

May 21 & 22  Bristol, UK  The Exchange

May 25  Baltimore, MD  Maryland Deathfest

May 27  Millvale, PA  Mr. Small’s Theatre

May 28  Columbus, OH  A&R Music Bar

May 29  Cincinnati OH  The Ballroom at the Taft Theatre

June 1  Memphis, TN  Scion Rock Fest

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(Source: Speakeasy PR & Marketing)

For more info on MELVINS, click on the link below!

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http://www.themelvins.net

http://www.melvins.com

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LONG LIVE MELVINS.

Stone.

THE MELVINS – Release Unconventional Covers Album “Everybody Loves Sausages” On April 30th

Posted in experimental rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on February 12, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

Melvins - Everybody Loves Sausages - promo cover pic!

GUESTS INCLUDE MARK ARM, JELLO BIAFRA, JG THIRLWELL AND SCOTT KELLY

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The Melvins return with a 13-track covers album titled Everybody Loves Sausages, which is set for an Apr. 30 release via Ipecac Recordings.

“This record will give people a peak into the kind of things that influence us musically,” explains Buzz Osborne. “We REALLY like all of these songs along with the bands who actually wrote this stuff because first and foremost we are HUGE music fans.”

In a decidedly Melvins approach to a covers album, the band not only selected a unique assortment of songs to cover, ranging from Roxy Music’s “In Every Dream Home A Heartache” to Queen’s “Best Friend,” they also enlisted several friends to take part including Mudhoney’s Mark Arm joining them for The Scientists’ “Set It On Fire” and Neurosis’ Scott Kelly pitching in on a cover of Venom’s “Warhead.”

While the release is billed as a proper Melvins’ album (featuring the line-up of Osborne, Dale Crover, Jared Warren and Coady Willis), there are a handful of songs recorded as the Melvins Lite incarnation of the band (Osborne, Crover and Trevor Dunn):  “Female Trouble” (Divine a.k.a. John Waters), “Timothy Leary Lives” (Pop-O-Pies) and “Romance By Tales of Terror” (Tales of Terror).

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The complete track listing with original artist and guest player notation:

01. Warhead (Venom; Guest: Scott Kelly of Neurosis)

02. Best Friend (Queen; Guest: Caleb Benjamin of Tweak Bird)

03. Black Betty (Original artist unknown)

04.  Set It On Fire (The Scientists; Guest: Mark Arm)

05.  Station To Station (David Bowie; Guest: JG Thirlwell)

06.  Attitude (The Kinks: Guest: Clem Burke of Blondie)

07.  Female Trouble (Divine a.k.a. John Waters)

08.  Carpe Diem (The Fugs)

09.  Timothy Leary Lives (Pop-O-Pies)

10.  In Every Dream Home A Heartache (Roxy Music; Guests: Jello Biafra and Kevin Rutmanis)

11. Romance (Tales of Terror)

12. Art School (The Jam; Guest: Tom Hazelmeyer)

13.  Heathen Earth (Throbbing Gristle)

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(Source: Speakeasy PR & Marketing)

For more info on THE MELVINS, click on the links below!

http://www.themelvins.net

http://www.melvins.com

facebook: (the) Melvins

http://www.ipecac.com

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LONG LIVE THE MELVINS.

Stone.

PUSCIFER – TO RELEASE DONKEY PUNCH THE NIGHT ON FEB. 19, 2012

Posted in alternative rock, experimental rock, Hard Rock, rock albums, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on November 19, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

Photo Credit: Tim Cadiente; Left to right: Matt McJunkins, Jeff Friedl, Maynard James Keenan, Carina Round, Mat Mitchell, Josh Eustis

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RELEASE FEATURES TWO NEW SONGS, QUEEN AND ACCEPT COVERS AND REMIXES

Nov. 19, 2012, Jerome, Ariz. - Puscifer, the Northern Arizona-based band helmed by Maynard James Keenan (Tool, A Perfect Circle), will release an eight-song EP titled Donkey Punch The Night on Feb. 19 via Puscifer Entertainment.

“While continuing our tradition of releasing a few new songs at a time,” explained Keenan. “I also had an itch that needed scratching, and that itch was ‘Balls To The Wall.’ Which was followed by an even harder to reach itch known as ‘Bohemian Rhapsody.’  And scratch them we did.”

The collection features two new songs written by Keenan and Puscifer cohorts Mat Mitchell, Carina Round and Josh Eustis: “Breathe” and “Dear Brother” as well as two covers: Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody” and Accept’s “Balls To The Wall.” Donkey Punch The Night was recorded in Jerome, Ariz. in Keenan’s Caduceus Cellars (www.caduceus.org) with the same roster from 2011′s Conditions of My Parole (Keenan, Mitchell, Round, Eustis, Matt McJunkins and  Jeff Friedl) and guests Zac Rae (piano), Juliette Commagere (vocals), Josh Morreau (bass) and Claire Acey (vocals).

Remixes of the four songs round-out the release with contributions from Los Angeles techno wizard Drumcell, Big Black Delta (aka Jonathan Bates, formerly of Mellowdrone and touring guitarist for M83), Sonoio (Italian multi-instrumentalist Alessandro Cortini of Modwheelmood and touring keyboard player for Muse and NIN) and Central American DJ, Silent Servant, who is well known for his mash-up of post-punk and techno.

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Donkey Punch The Night – Track List:

1.  Bohemian Rhapsody “O.G. Mix”

2.  Breathe

3.  Dear Brother

4.  Balls To The Wall “PIllow Fight Mix”

5.  Breathe “Drumcell rework”

6.  Dear Brother “Denton rework” (Big Black Delta)

7.  Balls To The Wall “Silent Servant El Guapo Mix”

8.  Bohemian Rhapsody “Sonoio rework”

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Puscifer recently announced their first tour dates outside of North America with the band performing three shows in Australia as well as performances at Lollapalooza Brazil and Lollapalooza Chile.

February 22     Brisbane, Australia     The Tivoli

February 26     Sydney, Australia     Enmore Theatre

February 28     Melbourne, Australia     The Palais Theatre

March 31     Sao Paulo, Brazil     Lollapalooza Brazil

April 6 & 7     Santiago, Chile     Lollapalooza Chile *

*Puscifer performance date TBA

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Conditions of My Parole was released in October of 2011 and was quickly followed by a storied Halloween performance on The Late Show with David Letterman complete with Keenan in costume and a keyboard solo by Paul Shaffer. The band returned to late night television in February with a Jimmy Kimmel Live performance that was equally unique, featuring Keenan and Round singing behind video monitors a la human bobbleheads.  Puscifer has completed two North American tours behind the sophomore release including a stop at this summer’s Bonnaroo Festival.

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(Source: Speakeasy PR & Marketing)

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

www.puscifer.com

www.facebook.com/puscifermusic

www.twitter.com/puscifer

LONG LIVE PUSCIFER.

Stone.

NEUROSIS – Track From Forthcoming Album Streaming At NPR

Posted in experimental metal, experimental rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on September 20, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

With the new studio full-length from NEUROSIS set to erupt in late October, today the first track of the massive Honor Found In Decay to be made publicly available has been set loose via National Public Radio. The pyroclastic surge of “At The Well” coalesces the emotive and expansive elements of the act into a ten minute hymn, which helps reaffirm why NEUROSIS remain one of the most important heavy acts in existence.

Experience the slow burn of “At The Well” via NPR RIGHT HERE.

The fifth NEUROSIS album to be handled by engineering sorcerer Steve Albini, the hour-long Honor Found In Decay is undoubtedly one of the most anticipated albums of 2012. The seven tracks harnessed within this release capture the unit’s output at its most emotional and diverse yet, forming what the band members themselves are referring to as their pinnacle studio effort. NEUROSIS recently unveiled a visual trailer for the album using imagery shot and created by their own visual artist Josh Graham, and edited together by video architect Kenneth Thomas, who directed their 2007 Given To The Rising documentary. For the first time in the band’s history, intimate details of the handcrafted cover artwork have been made publicly available, allowing the installation to be viewed in motion, not just still photographs. View the trailer and more on Honor Found In Decay AT THIS LOCATION.

Set to see release through the NEUROSIS’ own Neurot Recordings, the CD and deluxe download versions of Honor Found In Decay will be unleashed in Germany October 26th, in the rest of Europe October 29th, and in North America on October 30th, with their previous label home Relapse Records handling the vinyl edition. Preorders will begin on October 15th via Neurot’s webstore HERE.

NEUROSIS confirmed UK performances:

11/30-12/02/2012 ATP’s Nightmare Before Christmas – Camber Sands Holiday Camp, England [info]

12/02/2012 HMV Forum – London, England w/ Godflesh [info]

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(Source: Earsplit PR)

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

http://neurosis.com/

http://www.facebook.com/officialneurosis

http://www.neurotrecordings.com

http://www.facebook.com/neurotrecordings

LONG LIVE NEUROSIS.

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.

THE MELVINS – Seek Guinness World Record For The Fastest Tour Of The United States & D.C. By A Band With 51-Date Fall Tour

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

Left to right: Buzz Osborne, Dale Crover; photo credit: Mackie Osborne

June 5, 2012, LOS ANGELES — The Melvins will attempt to become the Guinness World Record holders for the first band to tour the full United States and D.C. in 51 days with a tour kicking off Sept. 5 in Anchorage, Alaska and wrapping up Oct. 25 in Honolulu, Hawaii.

“We figured it was time for us to do something REALLY crazy,” said Osborne. “51 shows in 50 states plus 1 on D.C. and all in 51 days?  Jeez!  I wonder if we can do it?”

The tour, which will feature the Melvins Lite line-up of Buzz Osborne, Dale Crover and Trevor Dunn, also marks the first time in the band’s near 30-year history that they will perform in Alaska, New Hampshire, Delaware and Hawaii.

The Melvins Performance of “The War on Wisdom” from a recent episode of Last Call with Carson Daly can be seen by clicking the link below:

http://vimeo.com/41135378

Arriving in-stores and online today is Freak Puke, the debut release from Melvins Lite that Spin recently described as “a unique detour for the long-running band” and adding “one of the loudest bands on earth has perfectly siphoned their gloomy energy into evil cocktail jazz.”

Trevor Dunn

“We had seen Trevor playing upright bass in a jazz setting and thought that we could utilize that for a recording project,” explained Crover. “This is something different from the two drummer/big hair line-up, which we plan on continuing with as well.”

Prior to the Fall, the Melvins have a full spate of appearances.  The band perform two shows in conjunction with Subliminal Projects: June 8 at The Echoplex in Los Angeles and June 30 at  TT Underground Gallery in New York.  Buzz Osborne will be a guest on Fox News’ “Red Eye with Greg Gutfeld” on June 28.   Melvins Lite will also venture north for a three week trek of primarily Canadian tour dates that kicks off on July 1 (dates below).

The Melvins 51-date United States tour dates:

September 5    Anchorage, AK @ Bear Tooth Theatre and Pub

September 6    Seattle, WA @ Showbox at The Market

September 7    Oregon @ TBA

September 8    Boise, ID @ Neurolux Lounge

September 9    Missoula, MT @ Top Hat Lounge

September 10    Salt Lake City, UT @ Club Sound

September 11    Casper, WY @ TBA

September 12    Denver, CO @ Bluebird Theatre

September 13    Lawrence, KS @ The Bottleneck

September 14    Columbia, MO @ The Blue Note

September 15    Omaha, NE @ The Waiting Room

September 16    Des Moines, IA @ House of Bricks

September 17    Sioux Falls, SD @ The Vault

September 18    Fargo, ND @ The Aquarium

September 19    Minneapolis, MN @ Grumpy’s

September 20    Madison, WI @ High Noon Saloon

September 21    Chicago, IL @ Double Door

September 22    Indianapolis, IN @ The Vogue Theatre

September 23    Louisville, KY @ The Vernon Club

September 24    Detroit, MI @ Smalls

September 25    Cleveland, OH @ Grog Shop

September 26    Morgantown, WV @ 123 Pleasant Street

September 27    Jermyn, PA @ Eleanor Rigby’s

September 28    South Burlington, VT @ Higher Ground

September 29    Dover, NH @ Dover Brickhouse

September 30    Portland, ME @ Asylum

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October 1    Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock Club

October 2    Pawtucket, RI @ The Met Cafe

October 3    New Haven, CT @ Toad’s Place

October 4    Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg

October 5    Hoboken, NJ @ Maxwell’s

October 6    Wilmington, DE @ Mojo 13

October 7    Baltimore, MD @ Ottobar

October 8    Washington, DC @ Black Cat

October 9    Charlottesville, VA @ Jefferson Theatre

October 10    Carrboro, NC @ Cat’s Cradle

October 11    Knoxville, TN @ The Square Room

October 12    Greenville, SC @ The Handle Bar

October 13    Athens, GA @ 40 Watt Club

October 14    Birmingham, AL @ Bottle Tree

October 15    Pensacola, FL @ Vinyl Music Hall

October 16    Jackson, MS @ Duling Hall

October 17    Little Rock, AR @ Juanita’s Cantina

October 18    Baton Rouge, LA @ Spanish Moon

October 19    Austin, TX @ Mohawk

October 20    Norman, OK @ Opolis Production

October 21    Albuquerque, NM @ Launchpad

October 22    Phoenix, AZ @ Crescent Ballroom

October 23    Las Vegas, NV @ Artifice

October 24    Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Forever Cemetery

October 25    Honolulu, HI @ The Republik

Melvins Lite Canada + tour dates (Retox opens all dates except July 4 and 20):

July 1    Rochester, NY @ Water Street Music Hall

July 3    Montreal, QC @ Corona Theatre

July 4    Ottawa, ON @ Cisco Ottawa Bluesfest

July 5    Toronto, ON @ Opera House

July 6    London, ON @ Call The Office

July 7    Hamilton, ON @ Club Absinthe

July 9    Winnipeg, MB @ West End Cultural Center

July 10    Regina, SK @ The Exchange

July 11    Saskatoon, SK @ Louis’ Pub

July 12    Calgary, AB @ Republik

July 13    Edmonton, AB @ Starlite Room

July 15    Vancouver, BC @ Venue

July 17    Bellingham, WA @ Wild Buffalo House of Music

July 18    Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theatre

July 20    San Francisco, CA @ Slim’s

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(Source: Speakeasy PR & Marketing)

For more info on THE MELVINS, click on the links below!

www.themelvins.net

www.facebook.com/melvinsarmy

www.ipecac.com

LONG LIVE THE MELVINS.

LONG LIVE MELVINS LITE.

Stone.

Melvins Lite “Freak Puke” – I’ve Listened. I Dig It. I Highly Recommend It. Will It Really All Matter? I Hope So…

Posted in alternative rock, experimental rock, Hard Rock, Music, rock albums, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , on June 3, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

MELVINS LITE – The irrefutable legendary band known across Earth as The Melvins are Melvins Lite with their new studio album Freak Puke. This ten song offering from Melvins Lite will be released on June 5th, 2012, via Ipecac. For loyal and new fans alike, I’ve decided to list some excerpts from past press releases that sheds more “lite” on why The Melvins are Melvins Lite on Freak Puke. Here we go and enjoy:

The Melvins unveil the latest twist in their 29-year history with Melvins Lite, an additional incarnation of the band that finds founders Buzz Osborne and Dale Crover partnering with Trevor Dunn (Mr. Bungle, Tomahawk) for a 10-song release titled Freak Puke.

Buzz Osborne has stated, in a prior press release:

“The Melvins have a long history of mixing up our line-ups and I think that’s what has kept us relevant for so long,” explains Osborne. “Consider the Freak Puke record the fifth side of the four-sided Melvins triangle.”

The Melvins have decided to release an album called “Freak Puke.” AND they’ve decided to call it Melvins “Lite.” It’s still the Melvins of course but the “Lite” moniker comes from the fact that they’ve recorded the entire record with the always busy and fabulously talented Trevor Dunn playing a stand up double bass and it sounds really cool! It’s new musical territory for the Melvins and it works like a charm…”

Stone says, about Freak Puke and other related stuff:

My curiosity for The Melvins came to a boil back in 1993, when Houdini was released. This was the fifth album from The Melvins, so I knew I had some catching up to do with their back catalog. Houdini did it for me and the rest is (who gives a crap) history. I’m guessing once you listen to The Melvins once, you’re sucked in by the uncanny way they make their music different.

Fast forward to 2012 and Freak Puke from Melvins Lite. Wether it’s Houdini, Freak Puke or any other album from The Melvins that’s in-between, I’ve come to the belief that The Melvins follow no musical path but their own. As I write this epic album review, that classic line from (Bill Murray) who played Tripper Harrison in the 1979 comedy film, Meatballs, comes to my mind: “It just doesn’t matter.”

What doesn’t matter Stone? Well, I’ll tell you since you’re pondering. Trying to declare what genre The Melvins or Melvins Lite belongs to… it just doesn’t matter. Caring if anyone out there gives a crap that I really dig Freak Puke… it just doesn’t matter. Telling the world that Freak Puke ranks as a high recommendation from Stone… it just doesn’t matter.

What does matter is The Melvins musical existence. This Freak Puke album from Melvins Lite doesn’t follow a flavor-of-the-month blueprint for gratitude; that slimy gratitude from the snotty hierarchy that manipulates the mainstream. From the onset, Mr. Rip Off reminds me that this band is not ripping off anyone (no pun intended). Besides, I could sit for a month of Mondays and still not be able to name another band that sounds like this. Yes, that’s a grand statement to make, especially when soundalikes are more abundant in the music world than there are synthetic additives found in one Hostess Twinkie.

For those who truly need to know, Freak Puke is a heavy album. You’ll hear heavy guitar, heavy beats and clean vocals. Eccentric vocals at times too. With that said, Freak Puke is also a listen into what’s not heavy and still comes across as… heavy. Experimental. Alternative. Heavy. Sludgy. That’s Freak Puke and yes, I did throw out some damn Rock genres after all. Then again… it just doesn’t matter.

Wait, what does matter is my persuasiveness in prompting you to buy Freak Puke. Don’t follow the robotic crowd of cheerleaders for America’s Got Talent or any other plastic Pop Culture crap on a plate, try to be different. Be very different. Melvins Lite won’t bite. Hey, that rhymed. Still, it just doesn’t matter.

Let your ears become saturated with some Melvins Lite and be introduced to Rock ‘N Roll the way it was meant to be played; Rock ‘N Roll that shoots straight from the hip, without any predetermined obligations to those Rock historian morons that push out 50 pound coffee table books and vote at The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame. Freak Puke, courtesy of Melvins Lite, aims and succeeds to spread some messed-up fun and madness, on a sonic ride that is an instant remedy for Rock ‘N Roll status-quo-itis.

At the end of my semi-boring day, I surely hope my blab for Melvins Lite and Freak Puke does matter. At least a little bit. Metal be thy name.

Freak Puke – Track Listing:

Mr. Rip Off

Inner Ear Rupture

Baby, Won’t You Weird Me Out

Worm Farm Waltz

A Growing Disgust

Leon vs. The Revolution

Holy Barbarians

Freak Puke

Let Me Roll It

Tommy Goes Beserk

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For more info on THE MELVINS, click the links below!

www.themelvins.net

www.facebook.com/melvinsarmy

www.ipecac.com

LONG LIVE MELVINS LITE.

LONG LIVE THE MELVINS.

Stone.

MELVINS LITE – Debuts With ‘Freak Puke’ On June 5th, 2012

Posted in alternative metal, alternative rock, experimental rock, Music, rock music, rock music news, sludge metal with tags , , , , , , on February 27, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 27, 2012 - The Melvins unveil the latest twist in their 29-year history with Melvins Lite, an additional incarnation of the band that finds founders Buzz Osborne and Dale Crover partnering with Trevor Dunn (Mr. Bungle, Tomahawk) for a 10-song released titled Freak Puke (June 5, Ipecac Recordings).

“The Melvins have a long history of mixing up our line-ups and I think that’s what has kept us relevant for so long,” explains Osborne. “Consider the Freak Puke record the fifth side of the four-sided Melvins’ triangle.”

Dunn is known as one of Rock and Jazz’s top bass players, performing on both a traditional and upright bass in a wide range of bands and as a freelance musician.  He is currently recording the new Tomahawk album, is a member of Fantômas and was the bassist for Mr. Bungle.

The Melvins will be taping an episode of Last Call with Carson Daly at their Apr. 13 show in Los Angeles. Osborne will join Greg Gutfeld for another chat on June 28 on Fox News’ Red Eye.

Freak Puke was recorded by Toshi Kasai and the Melvins in Los Angeles.

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Freak Puke – Track Listing:

01.  Mr. Rip Off
02.  Inner Ear Rupture
03.  Baby, Won’t You Weird Me Out
04.  Worm Farm Walt
05.  A Growing Disgust
06.  Leon vs. The Revolution
07.  Holy Barbarians
08.  Freak Puke
09.  Let Me Roll It
10.  Tommy Goes Berserk
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As previously announced the Melvins (as their “traditional,” four piece line-up with Crover, Osborne and Big Businesses’ Jared Warren and Coady Willis) will be touring the U.S. this Spring in support of the free EP release: Scion A/V Presents: The Bulls & The Bees, available Mar. 13 at ScionAV.com.   Dates are listed below. A Melvins Lite tour is forthcoming.

April    11       San Jose, CA              The Blank Club

April    12       San Francisco, CA      Great American Music Hall

April    13       Los Angeles, CA        The Troubadour

April    14       San Diego, CA            The Casbah

April    17       El Paso, TX                 House of Rock

April    19       Austin, TX                  Mohawk

April    20       Houston, TX               Warehouse Live

April    21       New Orleans, LA        One Eyed Jack’s

April    23       Orlando, FL                 The Social

April    24       Gainesville, FL            Double Down Live

April    25       Atlanta, GA                 The Loft at Center Stage

April    26       Charlotte, NC              Amos Southend

April    28       West Chester, PA        The Note

April    29       New York, NY            Webster Hall

May    1          Milwaukee, WI            Turner Hall Ballroom

May    2          DeKalb, IL                   Otto’s Nightclub

May    3          St. Louis, MO              The Firebird

May    4          Nashville, TN               Exit Inn

May    7          Dallas, TX                    Trees

May    9          Santa Fe, NM               Santa Fe Brewing Company

May    11        Santa Ana, CA             Galaxy Concert Theatre

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(Source: Speakeasy PR)

For more info on The Melvins, click on the links below:

www.themelvins.net

www.facebook.com/melvinsarmy

www.ipecac.com

LONG LIVE THE MELVINS.

LONG LIVE MELVINS LITE.

Stone.

PUSCIFER – Return To The Road For 2012 Conditions Of My Parole Tour

Posted in alternative rock, experimental rock, Hard Rock, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , on December 7, 2011 by Metal Odyssey

(Photo Credit: Tim Cadiente)

L to R: Maynard James Keenan, Jeff Friedl, Mat Mitchell, Matt McJunkins, Carina Round, Josh Eustis

Jerome, Ariz., Dec. 7, 2011 - Puscifer, the eclectic music-meets-comedy troupe helmed by Maynard James Keenan (Tool, A Perfect Circle), return to the road on Feb. 23 in support of their recently released album, Conditions of My Parole (Oct. 18, Puscifer Entertainment).

The band’s live performances are not to be missed. Keenan brings the unconventional atmosphere of the Verde Valley to life with a musically driven evening that merges technology, quirky characters and comedy, The Boston Globe referred to the shows as “musical theater” and the Philadelphia Weekly described the set as an “engaging performance with hilarious pre-recorded between-song skits featuring MJK alter-egos Major Douche and white-trash hero Billy D.” The band celebrated the release of their sophomore album with an in-character Halloween performance on The Late Show with David Letterman.

Puscifer’s touring band members are: Maynard James Keenan, Mat Mitchell, Josh Eustis, Carina Round, Matt McJunkins and Jeff Friedl.

Tickets for all shows go on-sale Friday, Dec. 16 via venue box offices, as well as Ticketmaster and Live Nation websites.  A limited number of VIP packages, featuring wine tastings and VIP experiences will be available simultaneously via http://puscifer.frontgatetickets.com.

February 2012 Tour Dates:

February 23 – Austin, TX @ Long Center for the Performing Arts

February 25 – Baton Rouge, LA @ River Center Theatre

February 26 – Memphis, TN @ Orpheum Theatre

February 28 – Nashville, TN @ Andrew Jackson Hall

February 29 – Louisville, KY @ Brown Theatre

March 2012 Tour Dates:

March 03 –  Cincinnati, OH @ Taft Theatre

March 04 – Indianapolis, IN @ Murat Theatre

March 06 – Kansas City, KS @ Kansas City Music Hall

March 07 – Omaha, NE @ Omaha Civic Auditorium

March 10 – Edmonton, AB @ North Alberta Jubilee Auditorium

March 11 – Calgary, AB @ Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium

March 13 – Vancouver, BC @ The Centre in Vancouver for Performing Arts

March 14 – Portland, OR @ Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall

March 18 – Escondido, CA @ California Center for the Arts

(Source: Speakeasy PR)

* For more info on PUSCIFER, click on the links below:

www.puscifer.com

www.facebook.com/puscifermusic

Stone.

KORN The Path Of Totality – New Experimental Studio Album Releases on December 6th, 2011

Posted in experimental rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, heavy metal news, metal music, metal odyssey, nu metal, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , , on October 12, 2011 by Metal Odyssey

As reported on the official website of KORN, September 28th, 2011:

Korn announced today that they will release their tenth studio album, The Path of Totality on December 6. But this is unlike any Korn record. It’s even unlike any record released before.

The Path of Totality is an experimental album which finds Korn shifting gears and exploring new territory. That should hardly come as a shock to the band’s diehard fans, as Korn exploded onto the scene in the’90s and established themselves as hard rock game changers from that point on.

For The Path of Totality, the band collaborated with some of the leading dubstep and electronic producers in the world, including Skrillex, Excision, Datsik, Noisia, Kill the Noise, and 12th Planet. The result is something completely new, yet utterly and definitively Korn. Leave it to a band like Korn to continue to reinvent itself two decades deep into its career.

“The title The Path of Totality refers to the fact that in order to see the sun in a full solar eclipse, you must be in the exact right place in the exact right time,” Korn frontman Jonathan Davis explained. “That’s how this album came together. I think all the producers feel the same way. I’m not sure it could ever happen again.”

The band’s recent (and much lauded) collaboration with dubstep’s hottest producer, Skrillex, titled “Get Up!,” was the surprise rock hit of the summer, the buzz of which started in Coachella’s dance tent in April 2011, when Jonathan and Munky joined Skrillex on stage for a show stealing unannounced performance of the song.

That performance generated the start of a deafening buzz. The track has sold over 150,000 downloads, while the lyric video has generated nearly two million views and counting. The song was a top 10 rock radio hit.

For more on this article, click here: KORN – Official Website

The first leg of KORN’s “Path of Totality (P.O.T.)” tour will play key ballrooms and feature dubstep DJ’s Datsik and Downlink, as well as young upstart Dutch Dub-rockers Dope D.O.D.

LONG LIVE KORN.

Stone.

BRUCE LAMONT – Solo Mini-Tour With Man’s Gin To Begin Next Week

Posted in experimental music, experimental rock, Hard Rock, metal odyssey, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , , on August 25, 2011 by Metal Odyssey

Infamous multi-instrumentalist BRUCE LAMONT (Yakuza, Bloodiest, Circle Of Animals, Led Zeppelin 2) will be hitting the road late next week for a short five-show run, touring alongside Man’s Gin. Kicking off with a free show on LAMONT‘s home turf in Chicago, the short tour will run through Ohio, Pennsylvania and will come to a close in Brooklyn at a show headlined by his label mates The Body.

BRUCE LAMONT Mini-Tour With Man’s Gin:

9/02/2011 The Empty Bottle – Chicago, IL [free show with RSVP]

9/03/2011 Kobo – Columbus, OH

9/04/2011 Now That’s Class – Cleveland, OH

9/05/2011 Kung Fu Necktie – Philadelphia, PA

9/06/2011 St. Vitus – Brooklyn, NY w/ The Body

BRUCE LAMONT‘s debut solo album, Feral Songs For The Epic Decline, was released via At A Loss Recordings in January, to which he’s received endless praise from international media outlets and open-minded fans abroad. After touring on the material from the album sporadically over the past year or two, including several shows at this year’s SXSW festival (one of which was an impromptu set with Eyehategod’s Mike Williams), most recently LAMONT completed two back-to-back European tours this Spring; the first with Keelhaul and the second with Macabre, Birdflesh and Rompeprop.

Check out a full live BRUCE LAMONT solo set filmed in Moscow last may at this location.

(Source: Earsplit PR)

LONG LIVE BRUCE LAMONT.

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PUSCIFER – Set Oct. 18th 2011 Release Date For “Conditions Of My Parole”

Posted in experimental rock, metal odyssey, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , on August 16, 2011 by Metal Odyssey

JEROME, ARIZ. – Puscifer, the project ringleader Maynard James Keenan describes as “Twin Peaks in the desert,” will release Conditions of My Parole on Oct. 18 via Puscifer Entertainment.

Man Overboard,” the first single from the album, has been available via iTunes and other digital service providers since July 19, 2011.

“The Verde Valley is an intrinsic part of what Puscifer is,” explains Keenan.  “It’s equal parts Twilight Zone, Mayberry and Road Warrior. The ghosts and aliens, Republicans and Democrats, cowboys and artists living side by side with hostile creatures such as scorpions, spiders, rattlesnakes, javelina and hippies are just a few of the spicy ingredients that give Conditions of My Parole its unique flavor.”

Conditions of My Parole was recorded in Jerome, Ariz. this spring with tracking done amidst the wine barrels from Keenan’s Caduceus Cellars. The album was produced by Keenan, Mat Mitchell, and Josh Eustis.  Contributing musicians for the new album include the aforementioned Keenan, Mitchell, and Eustis as well as Carina Round, Juliette Commagere, Matt McJunkins, Jeff Freidl, Gil and Rani Sharone, Jonny Polonsky, Tim Alexander, Devo Keenan, Alessandro Cortini, Sarah Jones, and Jon Theodore.

Photo credit: Meats Meier
Left to right: Matt McJunkins, Carina Round, Mat Mitchell, Jeff Freidl, Maynard James Keenan, Josh Eustis

Puscifer’s debut album, the infamously censored V is for V***** (2007), charted on both the Rock and Dance singles charts simultaneously (the full album at #9 on the Billboard Rock Album and “C*ntry Boner” at #1 on Billboard’s Dance Singles Chart).  V is for V***** entered the Billboard Top 200 at #25.

The band turned multimedia troupe carried out Keenan’s vision of an evening that seamlessly combined music, recorded skits and live character sketches over two U.S. tours which were described as an “X-rated episode of Hee-Haw” (Spin) and “a performance art spectacle equal parts comedy cabaret show and guerilla theater” (Las Vegas Review Journal). Keenan has often stated in interviews that his concept for Puscifer required nearly two decades to pass before the technology was available to create the live performance.

A North American tour kicks off in early November 2011, with more information to come.

(Source: Speakeasy PR)

LONG LIVE PUSCIFER.

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Metal Odyssey Spotlight On: Marc Broude – Psychological Warfare – 2 Songs of Industrial Metal and Noise!

Posted in experimental rock, Extreme Metal, Heavy Metal, heavy metal news, industrial metal, Metal, metal music, metal odyssey, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on June 22, 2011 by Metal Odyssey

MARC BROUDE – My never ending Metal quest to find Metal talent that is unsigned, DIY and real has crossed paths with an Industrial Metal and Noise musician known as: Marc Broude. The Metal Odyssey Spotlight is on Marc Broude and his 2 song EP: Psychological Warfare. Marc is the vocalist and plays all instruments on his music.

I liken the sound of Marc Broude’s music to that of Industrial Metal, where Marc is very down with that tag, he also considers his music to be representative of the Noise genre. Marc is from Chicago, Illinois and had started recording while living in a squatter artist collective back in 2005. During 2005, Marc started out in the Chicago based Noise outfit called: Panicsville. A cross-genre composer, Marc has played in various bands which represented genres of: Black Metal, Grindcore, Punk and Noise. If diversity is the key to Metal success, then Marc has associated with some hefty Metal diversity in the course of seven years.

I really appreciate the overwhelming heaviness, experimentalism and mixture of distortion that Marc has implemented into his music’s sound. Marc’s vocals seem to arise from the dark depths of the damned, while his guitar riffs and drumming create a wall of sound that engulfs my surroundings with a nightmarish, bazaar of the living dead mood and atmosphere. Perfect.

I can see a promising Metal future for Marc, his DIY work ethic, multi-tasking, multi-instrument competency and musical inventiveness should eventually draw some credible attention. Marc feels getting his music heard is more important than making money from it… that’s the characteristic of a real musician and an artist who believes in what he’s created.

You can listen to both Psychological Warfare and God Smacker by clicking on the music bar play buttons below. Warning - to all closed minded, uptight and constipated Pop mainstream music dum dums: Your freely invited to listen as well, only don’t send your laundry bill to Metal Odyssey if you crap your pants.

Listen to PSYCHOLOGICAL WARFARE by clicking on the play button below:

Listen to GOD SMACKER by clicking on the play button below:

Originally released in 2006 as a 50 piece limited edition 7″ which became out of print, Psychological Warfare was digitally remixed for re-release. Distribution is through IODA and Psychological Warfare will be available at all digital music stores, with the CD being available on Amazon and Tower in about a month from now.

* In 2009, Marc released a 72 minute, Dark Ambient dirge titled: Rites of Zen and Medicine. This release displayed a drastic change in Marc’s sound, with a fusion of free improvisation and Avant-Garde Jazz.

(Psychological Warfare – Back Cover)

Production and General Credits:

Composed written and produced by: Marc Broude

Recorded by: Chris Anderson at Chicago Recording Company, Chicago, IL

Mixed and Mastered by: Judson Leach

Artwork by: Rodrigo Damian

LONG LIVE MARC BROUDE.

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