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Some Metal and Rock ‘N Roll Thoughts – Wednesday, July 11, 2012

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On a recent trip to f.y.e., I was accompanied by Best Metal Buddy Scott Coverdale and he discovered this unreal and not readily easy-to-find Sepultura EP (pictured above). Tribus – Australian Special Tour Edition was released back in 1999, via Roadrunner Records. This primo Sepultura find was in a large bin of unused CD’s that were drastically reduced in price. I paid 50 cents for it. 50 cents!! Ring that bargain Metal bell and whoa. There’s more to come in this post, about this f.y.e. trip…


I am currently in the preliminary stages of relocating with my family. Where to? Hint: the Pretenders had a hit single about this state (My City Was Gone) and it can be found on this album:

Pretenders – Learning To Crawl

Released: (1983 U.K.) (1984 U.S.) on Sire


Just when you think you’ve seen everything, well, think again. I guess we all get stunned every once in-awhile. Now… take a look at this… if you dare:

Yup. An ABBA tribute band. They’re called ARRIVAL. They’re also dubbed “The worlds greatest ABBA tribute band” too. The scary thing about all of this; is the clear fact that people are paying to see them perform. Metal be thy name and may the Metal Gods save my Metal soul.


My apologies for showing the above, my Metal brethren. At least now, you know stuff like this actually exists. To remedy any aftershock from what you’ve just read and saw, stare at the album cover below:

NILE – At The Gate Of Sethu (Nuclear Blast)

Yes, by staring at the cover art for At The Gate Of Sethu, it will rid you of any possible ABBA cover band nightmares. This new NILE album is incredible. What else can be expected from NILE? Buy it. Play it. Play it often. Play it F’n loud. NILE F’N RULES. I couldn’t be more Metal precise than that.


As mentioned at the beginning of this post, Best Metal Buddy Scott Coverdale and I had a Metal reunion! The last time I saw him was on our trip to the 2010 M3 Rock Festival down in Columbia, Maryland. The family and I took a trip up to Connecticut from Pennsylvania this past weekend and putting aside a few hours to hang out with Coverdale was Metal mandatory. Coverdale just returned from a 3 week trip to Lebanon and London. We only had a short window of time to see each other; so here is where we went:

Yes, Scott Coverdale and I found out that the Metal was aplenty at the f.y.e. in Torrington, Connecticut (both used and new CD’s). Believe it or not, we spent just under 2 hours there! We had to make comments about every damn CD we picked up; yelling across the aisles whatever we had to say, we were like 2 old ladies at a bingo hall! Coverdale and I both spent (about) $40 each; with used CD’s being the rule. As Coverdale always says: “you get more Metal bang for your buck, when you buy used CD’s”. I honestly can’t argue with him there.

Hey. Speaking of “bingo hall”… can you keep a secret? Stone used to oversee the entire operation of a parochial school bingo. It was a huge weekly event; one which raised a handsome amount of money for the school. Metal be thy name.

Alright. Enough about F’n bingo. Coverdale and I then left the f.y.e. store and drove our cars 50 feet to:

Ninety Nine. It’s a restaurant. It’s a bar. It has a family atmosphere too. Burgers, fries, chicken, salads, etc. are served up there. I’ve always liked the food and service at Ninety Nine. Coverdale and I opted to sit at the bar and take in on the big screen: the warriors from the Bronx, a.k.a. New York Yankees pounding on the hapless Boston Red Sox. What did we eat you’re wondering? We shared a huge plate of hot wings. What did we drink it all down with? Cold beer.

I’m a devout Yankees fan and Coverdale is, well, a Red Sox fan. Our baseball rivalry has always made for memorable debates! Once we both knew it was time to say goodbye, it kind of sucked. Our schedules and distance keeps us apart, still, we are… Best Metal Buddies to the end! Metal be thy name.


Thank you for sticking around and reading my Metal and Rock ‘N Roll Thoughts. It is appreciated. Now remember: during these hot and humid Summer months, watch where you’re walking in parking lots. Why? You don’t want to step on any gooey and sticky-as-shit bubble gum that some dork threw on the ground.






The word “gooey” was used in this post.


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