March 26, 2011 - A Quiet Evening

Recap by Randy, aka Wulfie

Let me stress right up front: I will NOT be getting a portrait tattoo of Rodney Dangerfileld on my butt, or anywhere else, thank you very much. Ah, Rodney, not even in death, my good man, not even in death...

We featured some tracks from new releases from Amon Amarth and Winds Of Plague this week, and I've gotta say Rick was pretty damned pumped to have his copy of the Amon Amarth special edition box, featuring a very cool little collectible figure! One Winds Of Plague song bears mention. "The Warrior Code" features an intro from none other than WWE Legend, the man formerly known as The Ultimate Warrior, and now just known simply as Warrior. Pretty surreal, but if you're familiar with the Warrior's old promotional rants, you pretty much know what to expect. All in all, it was a very quiet evening, pretty uneventful overall. For the first time in quite awhile, it was only Joe, Rick, Josh, and myself for the majority of the show. Azkath and Foul Mouth Girl were both at The Haunt in Ithaca, as they were putting on a Last Exit For The Lost Presents show, featuring the last performance by New Animal. Bill had a date, and we suggested early on that maybe if he popped in afterward, we could grill him on how the evening went. Funny how, even though the character of Wulfie has been pretty much abandoned (thanks to Jeffie...), we still find fun ideas to incorporate him. The first idea was in response to a recent video I'd posted of a Bigfoot sighting, a five second clip that someone from North Carolina had filmed just last week. If you've seen the clip, it's pretty much what you'd expect. What I didn't expect, however, was to see "Bigfoot" actually waving at the camera as he crossed the road... Anyhoo, it was discussed that perhaps we should film a tribute clip in honor of Bigfoot sightings, with me in the Wulfie get-up. I'm happy to tell you that we successfully pulled off that clip while visiting The Last Exit For The Lost last night, and you can see all forty seconds of it on the Metallic Onslaught Facebook page, right now! The other idea is going to be a little difficult to pull off. Josh had mentioned having me go to Holland to get the new Pestilence CD, and when I explained that it may be a bit difficult, as I have neither the cash for airfare, nor the necessary passport, it was suggested that maybe I could throw on the Wulfie gear and fly in the cargo hold, in a pet carrier. Yeah, don't see that happening right away. Sorry, Josh... It was also suggested that I'd probably find far too much to entertain me in Amsterdam. Probably best that I just state state-side...

Rick spent a portion of the evening coughing, so of course mention of the plague was brought up. I'd actually said I hoped it wasn't the T-Virus, and Rick had no idea of what the hell I was talkin' about, so Josh and I had to explain the Resident Evil reference. For all practical purposes, Rick wasn't chanting "Itchy, Tasty..." by the end of the night, so I suppose it's just a nasty cold. And we'll all probably catch it. Oh well... Josh, toward the final hour of the show, was having some difficulty staying awake. It happens, I think we've all had those moments where we start to nod off a bit between 12:30 and 2:00, no harm in it. But, Joe seemed to think it would be hilarious to have me pose in an inappropriate manner while Josh was sleeping, so we could post photos of it all over the net. Probably best not to elaborate on that... Bill did eventually arrive, and explained that it had been a quiet sort of date, with movie watching and talking. Actually, I'd say it probably went the way most first dates SHOULD go. I mean, where's the fun in just jumping right into other things. Get to know each other a little at first! Or, Hell, maybe I'm just old-fashioned like that. Hell, maybe I'm just getting old, period... 

Anyhoo, Joe felt the need to bust on Bill a little bit. Seems that just a couple of days prior, Bill was saying that maybe he'd take a break from dating for awhile, taking a "Bro's before Ho's" stance. And then, just a day later, announced that he had this date... Actually, Joe seemed more than just a little miffed about the whole thing, threatening to have Bill's Metal Card revoked. Of course, I've been threatened with that as well, thanks to going to see Jackyl and actually playing Jackyl in Joe's absence. Seems my bro and I are both on thin ice, but I mentioned that if anyone's gonna get their card revoked first, it's likely to be me. When asked why that would be, I'd mentioned how I may possibly be attending a concert with my girlfriend, Deb. You see, Deb's a BIG Rick Springfield fan, and he just so happens to be coming to Turning Stone Casino in a few months.And, of course, I admitted that I had agreed to go to this show with her... You can, of course, imagine how that went over. Kinda like a fart in church, in all honesty... By way of explanation, I told the guys how Deb had come with me and a previous girlfriend many years ago to see Metallica in Weedsport. Now, at the time, Deb had NO CLUE as to who Metallica were, and wasn't altogether sure of what to make of them. Of course, since then she's become a fan, and can't wait to see them again sometime! Anyhow, it seems that the only way I'm gonna be able to go to this particular show and redeem myself is to wear the Wulfie gear, along with a white button-down shirt and a black tie, so I resemble the cover of Springfield's "Working Class Dog" album. An idea I actually agreed to try, although I have no clue as to what folks are going to make of me as I carry a werewolf mask through Turning Stone Casino...

Evergrey - To Fit The Mold
Jag Panzer - The Book Of Kells
Clandestine - Silent Sin
Within Temptation - Iron

Stryper - Heaven And Hell
Tetrafusion - Shadows
Warlord - Penny For A Poor man
Devil Driver - Dead To Rights
Rainbow - Starstruck

Amon Amarth - Doom Over Dead Man
Amon Amarth - War Machine
Hyperborean - Viper
Holocaustum - Buried Alive
Diabolical - Eye

Winds Of Plague - The Warrior Code
Blackguard - Wastelands
Born Of Osirius - Devastate
Cavalera Conspiracy - Jihad Joe
Agnostic Front - Self Pride
Aiden - Walk Among The Dead

Artillery - Mi Sangre (The Blood Song)
Children Of Bodom - Party All The Time
Death - Scavengers Of Human Sorrow
Pestilence - Sinister
Goes Cube - Year Of The Human
Corrosive Carcass - Born In A Casket

Woods Of Ypres - Wet Leather
Salt The Wound - Why Don't You Have A Seat
Destruction - Misfit
Kvelertak - Fossegrim
Straight Line Stitch - Living Dead

Whitesnake - All Out Of Luck
Protest The Hero - Hair - Trigger
Speed\Kill/Hate - Slain
Onslaught - Rest In Pieces
Soundgarden - Outshined
Ken Mode - Never Was

Benedictum - The Shadowlands
Winds Of Plague - One For The Butcher
Onward To Olympas - Rebuilt
Rotten Sound - Declare
The Bronx Casket Co. - Antihero

Foo Fighters - White Limo
Trap Them - All By The Constant Vulse
Grave Robber - Army Of The Dead
Sin-Atra (Feat. Tim "Ripper"Owens - Witchcraft
Enrage - Burn The Bastards

The Human Abstract - Holographic Sight
Cauldron - Breaking Through
Overcome - Body Of Death