Metal Tuesday April 24th, 2012

7 Horns 7 Eyes – Throes Of Absolution (Century Media)
16 – Deep Cuts From Dark Clouds (Relapse)
Adalia – Broken Families (Rite Of Passage)
Anathema – Weather Systems (The End)
Bereft – Leichenhaus (The End)
Bermuda – The Wandering (Mediaskare)
Cancer Bats – Dead Set On Living (Metal Blade)
Crazy Lixx – Riot Avenue (Frontiers)
Deadborn – Mayhem Maniac Machine (Apostasy)
Exotic Animal Petting Zoo – Tree of Tongues (Mediaskare)
Fair Warning – Best And More (SPV)
Hydrogyn – Private Sessions (Rapid Fire)
In Mourning – The Weight Of Oceans (Spinefarm)
Liberty N’ Justice – Hell Is Coming To Breakfast (Roxx)
Lionheart – Undisputed (Mediaskare)
Mares Of Thrace – The Pilgrimage (Sonic Unyon)
Paradise Lost – Tragic Idol (Century Media)
Pigeon Toe – The First Perception (Lifeforce)
Prong – Carved Into Stone (Long Branch)
Running Wild – Shadowmaker (SPV)
Stonehaven – Concerning Old-Strife And Man Banes (HPGD)
Teramaze – Anhedonia (Nightmare)
Torche – Harmonicraft (Volcom)
Trixter – New Audio Machine (Frontiers)
Tyketto – Dig In Deep (Frontiers)
Unleashed – Odalheim (Nuclear Blast)
Vesperian Sorrow – Stormwinds of Ages (The Path Less Traveled)
Wolfbrigade – Damned (Southern Lord)

He’s Alive!

Well, I was going to talk about this last week but I kinda changed my mind. All I have been hearing about is this Tupac hologram deal. Yeah, its kinda cool, but Gorillaz did it first. Wasn’t it with Madonna? Then CNN did it, god knows why. Nobody watches that krusty old blitzer dude.

Now we have Tupac. I’m not dissing the dude. I am still on the bandwagon of him being one of the best people to hit the music industry. Who knows where the guy woulda been if he hadn’t of been killed in Vegas.

Why are these guys spending this kind of scratch on somebody who died almost 20 years ago? Everybody has gotten over the other mega stars that have died. Lennon? Done. Presley? Finished!! I understand these guys miss their best friend but He’s dead, get over it.

Have a nice day.


Song for this post: Hed PE Bartender

Metal Tuesday: April 17th, 2012

Aeges – The Bridge (Mylene Sheath)
Alaric & Atriarch – Split (20 Buck Spin)
Black Spiders – Sons Of The North (Dark Riders)
Deathhammer – Onward To The Pits (Hells Headbangers)
Dog Shredder – Brass Tactics (Good To Die)
Dragonforce – The Power Within (Roadrunner)
Gory Blister – Earth Sick (Bakerteam)
Hellvetron – Death Scroll of Seven Hells and Its Infernal Majesties (Hells Headbangers)
Ufomammut – Oro: Opus Primum (Neurot)

Live Concert, Kittie

Kitty is going to have a live concert on the internet tomorrow. No standing around, no crazy ass mosh pit, no asshole blocking your view and you can have full hearing afterwards too. its just you and some of the hottest ladies in the metal scene.

Check it out tomorrow at 6:00 PM PST on the venues website site Here.

Metal Tuesday: April 10th, 2012

Accept – Stalingrad (Nuclear Blast)
Acephalix – Deathless Master (Southern Lord)
Ancient VVisdom – A Godlike Inferno Re-Release (Prosthetic)
Arctic Plateau – The Enemy Inside (Lupus Lounge)
Emmure – Slave To The Game (Victory)
Enthroned – Obsidium (Agonia)
ETHS – III (Season Of Mist)
Exumer – Fire & Damnation (Metal Blade)
Fastway – Eat Dog, Eat (MVD)
Graf Orlock – Los Angeles (Vitriol)
Halestorm – The Strange Case Of… (Atlantic)
Ignitor – Year Of The Metal Tiger (MVD)
Impiety – Ravage & Conquer (Pulverised)
Jeff Loomis – Plains Of Oblivion (Century Media)
Job For A Cowboy – Demonocracy (Metal Blade)
Lionheart – Undisputed (Mediaskare)
Lullacry – Where Angels Fear (End Of The Light)
Massive Assault – Death Strike (FDA Rekotz)
Mpire Of Evil – Hell To The Holy (Scarlet)
Municipal Waste – The Fatal Feast (Nuclear Blast)
Opeth – Blackwater Park Re-Release (The End)
Opeth – Damnation Re-Release (The End)
Opeth – Deliverance Re-Release (The End)
Opeth – Lamentations Special Edition (The End)
Pelican – Ataraxia/Taraxis EP (Southern Lord)
Rise To Fall – Defying The Gods (Coroner)
The Safety Fire – Grind The Ocean (Inside Out)
Schwarzer Engel – Träume Einer Nacht (End Of The Light)
Secrets Of The Moon – Seven Bells (Lupus Lounge)
Svartsyn – The True Legend Re-Release (Agonia)
Taproot – The Episodes (Victory)
True Witness – The Human Condition (Dark Star)
Upon A Burning Body – Red White Green (Sumerian)
Valkiria – Here The Day Comes (Bakerteam)
Woods Of Ypres – Woods 5: Grey Skies and Electric Light (Earache)


Does anybody remember Napster? That was one of the greatest times in American history until misguided artists and bands jumped on the copyright bandwagon. I myself downloaded a decent amount of albums, mainly the entire library from AFI, and that was on oldschool AOL dialup.

We’re about 10 or so years past that and have some killer services like Pandora and I personally love those sites, but I really dislike how they dont let you chose some of the songs you want to hear. Its kinda frustrating when you have a song stuck in your head that you want to get rid of, but the only way to rid it would be to listen to it about 18 times in a row. That’s where Grooveshark steps in.

I learned about grooveshark a few years ago from a friend I frequently attend concerts with. you can pick and choose your own playlists and listen to them without getting any random songs that you prefer not to hear. I think they might have some limitations. I just looked up Korn and they didnt have all of their albums, but they did for Wicked Wisdom, sevendust, Static-x and Devildriver. I guess it depends on the record label of the band you are looking for.

The only downside, obviously, is you can’t download any of the tracks so you can load em up on your iPod unless you buy them and there is no IOS or Android app version. There does seem to be a mobile browser version for your mobile device here.

Does anybody have other suggestions for online music streaming?

Map of Metal

I am one of those people who loves to learn interesting facts that are absolutely useless. When I listen to great music, I always wonder the influences that a band uses to create their unique sound. Incredibly, only a hundred years ago music was drastically different than it was today, and then 100 years before that it was even more different.

I found a great map of the current scope of sub-genres in the metal music industry called The Map of Metal. on each style is a blurb that talks about how that genre is defined and its characteristics and its origins. right next to that is a list of albums that epitomizes that sub genre. When you click on one of the albums, a window on the right plays a YouTube video that contains the audio for some of the tracks on that record.

It’s a very useful page if you are looking to listen something specifically.

Did any of you find any of your favorite bands on there?

Updated Calendar

Check out our concert calendar. We just updated it with some great shows coming up in the near future including:

Lacuna Coil on April 8th @ House of Blues Anaheim

Sepultura on April 10th @ Yost Theater in Santa Ana

Chevelle on April 25th @ Club Nokia

Behemoth on April 25th @ House of Blues Sunset Strip

To see more upcoming concerts  Click Here or click on the Concerts tab at the top. We update the calendar at the beginning of each month.

Metal Tuesday: April 3rd, 2012

Akphaezya – Anthology IV (Code 666)
Atoma – Skylight (Napalm)
Beak – Eyrie (Someoddpilot)
Beyond Terror Beyond Grace – Nadir (Willowtip)
Black Sheep Wall – No Matter Where It Ends (Season Of Mist)
Chopstick Suicide – Lost Fathers and Sons (Peyote Müzik)
Eye – Center Of The Sun (Kemado)
High On Fire – De Vermis Mysteriis (eOne)
Lonewolf – Army Of The Damned (Napalm)
Outcast – Awaken The Reason (Listenable)
Vertigo Steps – Surface/Light (Ethereal Sound Works)