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 :


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.

Original Article


Really Was Born This Way

Most people have their set generes, but I kind of wanted to show that it doesn’t really matter what kind of music you like, there is room for all. I caught an article on Metal Injection earlier this week with some photos that Lady Gaga took while wearing an Anthrax shirt. I think its great for metal to get any type of publicity it can, especially when it comes from a killer songwriter and incredibly hard working performer.

If you’de like to see a different side to this tiny yet crazy singer here, here, and here.

Here is the original article on Metal Injection

Pretty cool

Concerts in May

May is starting to look good for the shows. Meshugga this week, Dragonforce next week and the cherry on top, Fear Factory on the 23rd which looks to be their only Southern California date before they jump on a European tour.

The calendar is updated the first week of every month. If you have a band thats not listed on the calendar, shoot me an email at

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.


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?

Album Releases 9-27-11

Abhor – Ab Luna Lucenti, Ab Noctua Protecti (Moribund)
Axel Rudi Pell – The Ballads IV (SPV)
Beneath Oblivion – From Man To Dust (Mylene Sheath)
Brutal Truth – End Time (Relapse)
Corroded – Exit To Transfer (Ninetone)
Craft – Void (Southern Lord)
Derek Shirinian – Oceana (Mascot)
Extreme Noise Terror – Holocaust In My Head Re-Release (Candlelight)
Falloch – Where Distant Spirits Remain (Candlelight)
The F–king Wrath – Valley Of The Serpent’s Soul (Tee Pee)
Glorior Belli – The Great Southern Darkness (Metal Blade)
Hatesphere – The Great Bludgeoning (Napalm)
Hundredth – Let Go (Mediaskare)
Iron Lamb – The Original Sin (Pulverised)
Kyng – Trampled Sun (Realid)
Landmine Marathon – Gallows (Prosthetic)
Machine Head – TBA (Roadrunner)
Mastodon – The Hunter (Reprise)
Morbus Chron – Sleepers In The Rift (Pulverised)
Nightbringer – Hierophany of the Open Grave (Season Of Mist)
Oh Sleeper – Children Of Fire (Solid State)
Rose Funeral – Gates Of Punishment (Metal Blade)
Rwake – Rest (Relapse)
Saxon – Call To Arms (EMI)
Suffokate – Return To Despair (Mediaskare)
The Tangent – COMM (Inside Out)
Textures – Dualism (Nuclear Blast)
Van Canto – Break The Silence (Napalm)
Warbringer – Worlds Torn Asunder (Century Media)