Static-X at the House of Blues Anaheim

Well, yesterday, I had a slight misunderstanding with my friends and ended going to the correct show on the wrong day. Around 6:00 PM I started heading down to the mouse house for my first encounter with Static-X since ALL of the members left the band, for presumably greener pastures. Well at least Tony Campos has since he is the primary bassist for both Prong, Ministry, and Soulfly while retaining his rightful spot as the lead singer of Asesino.

I had seen several pictures of the opening bands and I was really unsure of how much or if I would like to listen to any of them. The opening bands were Davey Suicide, Gemini Syndrome, and 9 Electric. I think Prong was originally slated to be on the show, but they ended up not being a part of the lineup.

I don’t really have too much to say on the opening bands so I’ll just go through it pretty quick. Davey Suicide was the first on the list of the night. They weren’t too bad. They kind of look and sound like a modern day Dope. They were fairly entertaining, but they didn’t work the crowd over too well. Gemini Syndrom was up next. Their lead singer definitely had a distinct look. Kind of like an albino with a huge beard and a poofy shirt. These guys were a tad on the boring side, for me at least. Snoozer!! You can’t please everybody though.

9 Electric turned out to be a pretty damn good band. Wayne always has a knack for picking great opening bands. These guys really remind me of Static-X circa 1999, though I didn’t see them live until 2001. They worked the crowd very well. Their songs were incredibly catchy and they had some interesting images projected onto the backdrop behind them. I would definitely pay some bucks to see these guys headline.

And now for the Main Event. Static-X with the Static and minus the X. To say that I didn’t enjoy myself would be a lie. I was singing along to all my old favorites. He even opened the show up with a song I haven’t seen them do for several years, Wisconsin Death Trip. The song lineup was fairly similar to how it was most every time I’d seen them. Here is a rough estimate of the songs they did play, in no particular order:

  • Wisconsin Death Trip
  • Bled For Days
  • Push It
  • Dirt House
  • The Only
  • This is Not
  • I’m With Stupid
  • Love Dump
  • Get to the Gone
  • Black and White
  • Cold
  • Cannibal
  • Just in Case
  • Destroyer
  • Stingwray
  • Assassins of Youth

Wow. I guess I was able to find the names of all the songs that were played. Now on to more of the critical issues I had. As some of my friends know, I’ve been staunchly against this type of reform and pretty much against Wayne Static in general. It seems to me that he pushed everybody else out and when He couldn’t do the job on his own, he decided to use the name as a bit of leverage. I’ve seen them EASILY sell out the House of Blues in Anaheim, Hollywood, and Vegas, as well as the Key Club and the Roxy in Hollywood and The Observatory/The Galaxy Theater in Santa Ana. This wasn’t the case as I had plenty of arm room and nobody  standing behind me on the upper level at the House of Blues Anaheim.

About the performance, Wayne was spot on like he usually is. His quality was never in question. They had a new guy on bass and backup vocals that was doing an OK job at simulating Tony. Tony just can’t be replicated though. The guy on lead guitar was not too bad either. The problem I had was with How they interacted together. It didn’t really seem like they had any chemistry together like the old guys did. And it didn’t seem like their heart was all in it. Its very understandable though because they didn’t write any of the music or didn’t have a hand in the creative process at all.  So I really can’t blame these guys for looking like glamourized session workers. Other than that and the fact that Terra was on stage wayyy too often, it was a fairly good show. And I think I’ll go see them on the next run.

I have some pictures that I’ll try to add as soon as I can find a way of getting them off my phone. And check out some of the concerts that are in your neck of the woods on the concert calendar page Here.

Limp Bizkit + Drama = Nothing New & Gold

I came across this little bit of “News” from

Apparently DJ Lethal and the rest of the guys in Limp Bizkit have recently had a falling out which resulted in the departure of founding member DJ Lethal. This situation kinda sucks and who do they put in the middle of the whole thing? The fans.

I think when a famous person has a meltdown on Twitter, its very entertaining. I like knowing some of the behind the scenes issues that don’t usually come out until somebody dies or the band calls it quits. this time is a bit different and Wes Borland went all skitzso on Twitter. Todays little nugget is DJ Lethal coming back with “his side” of the situation.

You can’t really trust what is going on unless a movie or book comes out on the band, which doesn’t seem too likely.


Here is the link to the original article on Loudwire :


Metal Tuesday June 19, 2012

Burning Love – Rotten Thing To Say (Southern Lord)
Burning Point – The Ignitor (Scarlet)
Chelsea Grin – Evolve EP (Razor & Tie)
Def-Con-One – Warface (Scarlet)
Devin Townsend – By A Thread – Live in London 2011 DVD Box Set (Inside Out)
Dr. Acula – Nation (Victory)
Dying Fetus – Reign Supreme (Relapse)
For All Those Sleeping – Outspoken (Fearless)
Ignite – Our Darkest Days Live DVD (Century Media)
Ihsahn – Eremeta (Candlelight)
Katana – Storms of War (Listenable)
Lita Ford – Living Like A Runaway (SPV)
Manowar – The Lord Of Steel (Magic Circle)
Mantas – Death By Metal (Relapse)
Mnemic – Mnemesis (Nuclear Blast)
My Dynamite – My Dynamite (Listenable)
Rumpelstiltskin Grinder – Ghostmaker (Candlelight)
Spineshank – Anger Denial Acceptance (Century Media)
Vampires Everywhere! – Hellbound and Heartless (Hollywood Waste)
Whitechapel – Whitechapel (Metal Blade)

Metal Tuesday June 12, 2012

Bilocate – Summoning The Bygones (Code 666)
Miss May I – At Heart (Rise)
Ne Obliviscaris – Portal of I (Code666)
Shaped By Fate – I Fear The World Has Changed (Siege Of Amida)
Witch Mountain – Cauldron Of The Wild (Profound Lore)
Turbonegro – Sexual Harassment (Volcom)

Metal Tuesday June 5, 2012

The Agonist – Prisoners (Century Media)
Ahab – The Giant (Napalm)
Architects UK – Daybreaker (Century Media)
Autopsy – Born Undead DVD (Peaceville)
Bauda – Euphoria …Of Flesh, Men and The Great Escape (A Sad Sadness Song)
Be’Lakor – Of Breath And Bone (Kolony)
Black Shape Of Nexus – Negative Black (Exile On Mainstream)
Candlemass – Psalms For The Dead (Napalm)
Carach Angren – Where The Corpses Sink Forever (Season Of Mist)
Chaos Inception – The Abrogation (Lavadome)
Circus Maximum – Nine (Frontiers)
Cory Smoot Experience – When Worlds Collide (Metal Blade)
Fates Warning – Inside Out Re-Release (Metal Blade)
Fear Factory – The Industrialist (Candlelight)
Generation Of Vipers – Howl and Filth (Translation Loss)
Gorefest – False/Erase Re-Release (Metal Mind)
Grand Magus – The Hunt (Nuclear Blast)
Hexen – Being And Nothingness (Pulverised)
Hour Of 13 – 333 (Earache)
Jorn – Bring Heavy Rock To The Land (Frontiers)
Kreator – Phantom Antichrist (Nuclear Blast)
L.A. Guns – Hollywood Forever (Cleopatra)
Marduk – Serpent Sermon (Century Media)
Melvins Lite – Freak Puke (Ipecac)
Mörglbl – Brutal Romance (Free Electric Sound)
Nachtblut – Dogma (Napalm)
Phobia – Remnants Of Filth (Willowtip)
Rise To Remain – City Of Vultures (Century Media)
Sarcofago – Decade of Decay (Greyhaze)
Shining – Lots Of Girls Gonna Get Hurt EP (Spinefarm)
Spider Rockets – Bitten (P Dog)
Tank – War Nation (MVD)
Teodor Tuff – Soliloquy (Nightmare)
Throw The Fight – What Doesn’t Kill Us (Bullet Tooth)
Ulver – Childhood’s End (Kscope)
Watain – Opus Diaboli DVD (His Master’s Noise)
Wormed – PlanisphÆrium Re-Release (Willowtip)
Write This Down – Lost Weekend (Tooth & Nail)

Metal Tuesday May 29, 2012

Blood Mortized – The Key To A Black Heart (FDA Rekotz)
Dehuman – Black Throne of All Creation (Kaotoxin)
Engel – Blood Of Saints (Season Of Mist)
For Today – Immortal (Razor & Tie)
Ides Of Gemini – Constantinople (Neurot)
Malice – New Breed Of Godz (SPV)
Mirrormaze – Walkabout (Bakerteam)
Pohjast – Thou Strong Stern Death (Spinefarm)
The Reticent – Le Temps Detruit Tout (Heaven and Hell)
Sacred Blood – Alexandros (Pitch Black)
Sacred Oath – Spells and Incantations: The Best of Sacred Oath (Angel Thorne)
Sexcrement – Sloppy Seconds (Comatose)
Sledge Leather – Imagine Me Alive (Metal Up)
Twisted Sister – Club Daze 2: Live In The Bars (Eagle Rock)
Twisted Sister – Live At Hammersmith Re-Release (Eagle Rock)

Sued for Downloading

When oh when will the music industry ever learn its lesson.

Most businesses, over the course of time, have to adapt and change their models so they can continue to make money. Apparently, nobody in the music industry has taken business classes because they are stuck in a time warp that they never seem to bring themselves out of.

World Digital Rights filed a lawsuit in Florida against the 80 IP Addresses of people who illegally downloaded the newest album for All Shall Perish. Now the band, went to their record label, Nuclear Blast, whom also doesnt own the rights to the music, and told them they wanted nothing to do with the prosecution of any of their fans, even if their fans stole from them. Apparently, Nuclear Blast is in the process of notifying World Digital Rights that they wanted the case dissmissed.

There are several issues with this story that kind of bug me. I’ve always been one against prosecution on the basis of pirating. I think companies like RIAA and this World Digital Rights are corporations that were purely invented to rape money not just from broadcasters but from the musicians themselves. I know that the RIAA collects royalties on behalf of musicians/bands even if they are not current members, and they dont have to fork over the money unless the band specifically asks them for it. Not to mention the fees being outrageously jacked up on us legitimate podcasters who use music because we want other people to experience it and not distributing it for gain/stealing it.

These people need to get their act together and maybe make their music more affordable and easier to get so everybody can go home happy.

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Metal Tuesday May 22, 2012

Affector – Harmagedon (InsideOut)
Antigama – Stop The Chaos (Selfmadegod)
Blind Guardian – Memories Of A Time To Come (EMI)
Burzum – Umskiptar (Candlelight)
Cardiac Arrest – Vortex Of Violence (Ibex Moon)
Children Of Bodom – Holiday At Lake Bodom CD/DVD (Spinefarm)
Diablo Swing Orchestra – Pandora’s Pinata (Sensory)
Emptiness – Error (Dark Descent)
End Of September – End Of September (Ulterium)
Firewind – Few Against Many (Firewind, Ltd.)
Freak Kitchen – Land Of The Freaks Re-Release (Lasers Edge)
The Great Commission – Firework EP (Ain’t No Grave)
Great White – Elation (Frontiers)
Gun Barrel – Brace For Impact (Massacre)
Hardline – Danger Zone (Frontiers)
Havok – The Point Of No Return EP (Candlelight)
Hexen – Being And Nothing (Pulverised)
Kill Devil Hill – Kill Devil Hill (SPV)
Kraanium – Post Mortal Coital Fixation (Comatose)
Malice – New Breed Of Godz (SPV)
Martyrdod – Paranoia (Southern Lord)
Mutilation Rites – Empyrean (Prosthetic)
Offending – Age Of Perversion (Deepsend)
Order Of Nine – Seventh Year of the Broken Mirror (Nightmare)
Pseudogod – Deathwomb Catechesis (Hells Headbangers)
Royal Thunder – CVI (Relapse)
Sabaton – Carolus Rex (Nuclear Blast)
Saxon – Heavy Metal Thunder Live: Eagles Over Wacken CD/DVD (EMI)
Six Feet Under – Undead (Metal Blade)
Slash – Apocalyptic Love (EMI)
Sonata Arctica – Stones Grow Her Name (Nuclear Blast)
Stalwart – Manifest Of Refusal (PRC)
St. Vitus – Lillie: F-65 (Season Of Mist)
Superchrist – Holy Sh** (Hells Headbangers)
Tesseract – Perspective EP (Century Media)
UFO – The Chrysalis Years Volume 2: 1980-1986 (EMI)
Unisonic – Unisonic (Armoury)
Vorkreist – Sigil Whore Christ (Agonia)
Winterfylleth – The Ghost Of Heritage Re-Release (Candlelight)
Witchtrap – Vengeance Is My Name (Hells Headbangers)