Had Darrel Lake on hand to help promote the upcoming event, "Bring 'Em Home", a multi-band show to help benefit the Wounded Warrior Project at the American Legion in Geneva, NY on April 20. The show will feature a solid selection of local bands as well as some out-of-state talent, and should kick ass. Best of all, it's for a good cause! Pretty safe to say that at least a couple of us will be on hand!
Joe seemed to take a great deal of pleasure in the amount of suffering I'd been going through as a result of his implanting me with the Abba Chip.
It was bad, people. I'm dead serious when I say there are few things worse than hearing ABBA in every piece of music that makes it to your ear canal. Think I'm kidding? Television theme songs...radio of all varieties...the muzak system at work...all ABBA, all the time...
No shit, I was ready to power drill straight into my brain, from both ears...
However, Joe WAS kind enough to turn the chip off for a brief amount of time, as we played the newest track from Darkthrone, which clocks in at almost fourteen minutes, and completely kicks ass. Looking forward to hearing the entire new disc once it's available. I'm thinking it could be an early contender for this year's Top 10...but, then, it really is far too early to say!
I was pretty much begging him to take the chip out, especially knowing that Rick, Josh, Bill, Erica, and myself were all headed to Buffalo to see Testament (along with Overkill, Flotsam & Jetsam, and 4Arm) at the Town Ballroom. I really wanted to enjoy that show, and the idea of hearing ABBA vocals emanating from Chuck Billy's throat just made me cringe...
Things actually worked out well in the end, as Azkath was on hand, further taunting me with breath strips. He ended up pushing me a little too far, and I ended up mugging him, mercilessly, for his entire stash.
Yep, I devoured every last breath strip he had, after pummeling him and throwing him into some of the equipment, savoring the minty freshness for the rest of the evening.
Joe was so impressed by the amount of violence I directed at Seriah that he decided to cut me a break, deactivating the ABBA Chip, and allowing me to enjoy the concert in all it's Thrash-tastic goodness!
See, happy endings really do happen!
So, next installment, we'll be having Ferg and the rest of the boys from Setiva on hand. This should be a fun night to tune in, as most of us have known Ferg since his days in Loopus. Lookin' forward to this one!
The Beards - You Should Consider Having Sex With A Bearded Man
Slammer - Johnny's Home
Maelstrom - Predestined
Cold Steel - Blood Secrets
Static - X - I'm With Stupid
Metal Church - Fake Healer
Haiduk - Stormcall
Seven Year Existence - Death Roll
Swarm Of Arrows - Gravel And Gold
Hate - Venom
Clutch - Earth Rocker
Alice In Chains - Hollow
Mothership - Lunar Master
Suffocation - As Grace Descends
Ghost - Secular Haze
To The Deep - Thrown From High
Powermad - Absolute Power
Angel - Tower
Bornholm - Throne Of Crows
Hatebreed - Indivisible
Hemlock - The Masquerade
Hemlock - Vendetta
Recap by The Metal Wulf
Kind of a miracle that the show even happened on this evening, as the East Coast was being battered by a winter storm called Nemo...
Nemo...fucking Nemo...who names a storm Nemo?
I guess I get the whole nautical thing, Captain Nemo...Finding Nemo...but what the hell?
Pardon me if I seem just a trifle bitter toward our recent weather patterns. The fact is, had it not been for that piece of shit Nemo and some added accumulations courtesy of a large lake effect storm, I would have been in Rochester that night, along with Bill, Erica, Josh, Seriah Azkath, and Arydaea Insanity to see Doro Pesch, as well as possibly get an audio interview with her.
Yeah, I'm still pretty pissed, not that it does much good. I mean, you can shake your fist at the skies all you want, but let's face it, the only thing you're going to do is look like a complete ass...
When I found out the we were still on for the Onslaught, I initially decided to just hang back. I mean, we were under a State Of Emergency, after all. But then Joe called me, asked me why I was being such a puss, and threatened to kick me in the vagina.
Novel idea, considering I don't have one. Unless it's really, REEEEAAALLLY well hidden...
So, with that being said, we rode up and it was on with the show!
With the weather being what it was, there was some joking around going on about wearing each other like Tauntauns is any of us got stuck outside. It was pretty solidly decided that I'd be the one who smelled the worse on the inside, but that kinda goes without saying. To be honest, a further agreement suggested that I should just be used as a new form of bio-chemical weapon.
Getting back to the Bronie Bullshit, Joe had mentioned something about there being a whole new line of My Little Pony toys being released, along with a Pony Castle...
Seriously, not my thing. Not even remotely interested, don't believe a word of it...
I'd mentioned how I'd finally heard Ghost's cover of ABBA's "I'm A Marionette", which is going to be included on their upcoming new disc, entitled "Secular Haze".
It's a good track, suitably creepy to fit Ghost's style, yet I found myself wondering if I'd ever even heard the original. I couldn't for the life of me remember, so further searching on YouTube not only allowed me to hear that, but to also notice ABBA tracks that I hadn't heard since I was in my early teens...
How I despise admitting this...
Yes, I went ahead and listened to almost half an hour worth of ABBA tracks! I confess! And I even found songs I remember actually LIKING as a kid!
So, as a result, I've had "Take A Chance On Me" stuck in my head for almost a week at this juncture. Yeah, that's right, almost constantly since last Tuesday, no bullshit, that song keeps popping up in my brain.
It's drivin' me nuts, too. Well, crazier than I already was...
And to make matters worse, I can't even enjoy other music anymore, thanks to Joe. I'd dozed off in between talk breaks and apparently planted something in me he's calling the Abba Chip. This chip makes all music I hear sound like ABBA songs.
Don't believe me? Well, I tried listening to AC/DC not long ago, and all I heard was shit like "Fernando", "Waterloo", and fucking "Dancing Queen"...
I've been trying to find out where in my body this chip currently resides, with absolutely no luck. Believe me, I'm almost at a juncture where I'm ready to rip out some potentially important organs and/or body parts in order to get this thing out of me...
So, with that being said, hopefully there will be enough of me left to make it to the Onslaught on Friday, and hopefully I'll be able to enjoy some heavy freakin' metal by then!
Circle II Circle - Never Gonna Stop Angel - Long Time Hatriot - Heroes Of Origin Death Wolf - Snake Mountain
Ghost - Secular Haze The Beards - Beard Related Song #38 Killswitch Engage - In Due Time Mothership - Comic Rain Local H - 2112 Overture/Temples Of Syrinx
Spater - Brady Bunch Alice In Chains - Hollow Newsted - Soldierhead Clutch - Earth Rocker
Spater - Agony Butthole Surfers - The Hurdy Gurdy Man Sons Of Aeon - Cold Waves Maelstrom - Predestined Soothsayer - Back To Evil Psychothermia - The Fight Hatebreed - Honor Never Dies
Joe Carpenter - Country Girl Grand Prix - Shout Powermad - Nice Dreams Ancient VVisdom - Deathlike Heaven's Basement - Executioner's Day
Slammer - Hunt You Down Cold Steel - Ashes To Ashes Seplophile - Quarantine Satanic Threat - Small God Big Cross Evil Army - Ashes Of The Nuclear Fire Spiritus Mortis - The Mighty One The Modern Age Of Slavery - Arise
So, the main order of business on this evening was the announcement of the confirmed bands for this year's edition of Finger Lakes MetalFest. Spater's Dave Henninger was on hand, as always, to make the announcement, and here is the standing list of confirmed bands for the show:
Spater, Stone Soul Foundation, Lowkey, Steel Kingdom, Mercia, Poetry In Black, Abhor, Stygian, Cassidy Has Cholera, Dawn Of The Apocalypse, Concrete Slacks, Ire Clad, Disfigured Dead, HorseFace, Tonight We Feed, and Ripped Apart.
Two more bands are still to be announced, for a total of 18 bands as opposed to 20, but we're still looking at hours of awesome music on two stages, and it will be emceed by the Metallic Onslaught. Still going to be a blast, I guarantee it!
MetalFest isn't the only big event slowly approaching as we get closer to May. We're actually just a hair under three months away from No Pants Day. A brief discussion regarding that pretty much cemented the conclusion that this year it's going to be known as MORE Pants Day, at least as far as I'm concerned.
Okay, I understand the concern. I pretty much have traumatized them for two years running. Don't believe me, I'll be happy to provide some YouTube links for ya.
Still, it's not that big of a deal. I'm pretty sure I can sit this year out, I'll wear jeans if I have to, or just a pair of shorts. No boxers or man-kini's for me this year, I promise!
Joe had returned to us from his vacation in Florida. I'm sure he was just thrilled to come back from a week of watching dolphins frolicking to temperatures in the single digits...
No Jeffie, though, which brought up the question of what did Joe do to him this time? I mean, Joe insists that there was no Jeffie on this trip, but then he said the same thing about New Orleans, before he admitted to pushing Jeffie into a gator-filled swamp.
Personally, I don't see where this is a problem. I'm actually picturing a fishing boat with a large chum bucket filled with Jeffie pieces, being used to bait sharks...
I LIKE that image!
Confusion ensued when Seriah Azkath suddenly went on about his tongue burning. Turns out he'd popped a breath strip into his mouth, and it ended up on the tip of the tongue instead of the middle.
Of course, the tip is always more sensitive...
(Yeah, we had a HUGE laugh over that while we were off the air...)
Well, next thing you know, we were all trying breath strips, and oddly enough Azkath, Josh, and myself were experiencing some crazy, trippy side effects. Yeah, things got nuts, to say the least...
Then there was the crash. Yup, we came down pretty hard, headaches all around, craving more strips.
As a matter of fact, Azkath insisted that he didn't have any more, and had actually taken the very last three.
But during the final talk break, he ended up consuming four more!
Needless to say, I'd gone insane from withdrawal, and proceeded to pursue him throughout the studio, more or less out for blood if I couldn't get breath strips...
And that was pretty much how the evening concluded!
So, the next installment looks like it's going to be just Rick and Joe, along with guests Sanjuro Fields. Hell of a band and a very cool bunch of guys, by the way. Be sure to tune in!
As for Azkath, Arydaea, Josh, and myself, we'll be in Rochester that night to see Doro Pesch at the Montage! I've waited a loooong damned time to see this lady play live, and I'm not missing it for the world!
Emperor-The Warriors of Modern Death Corrosion of Conformity-Seven Days Rush-The Twilight Zone The Project Hate-We Watch in Silence as the Earth turns to Blood Mercyful Fate-At the Sound of the Demon Bell Down-New Orleans is a Dying Whore Sepultura-Chaos B.C. Swarm of Arrows-Damage Generator Between the Buried and Me-Silent Flight Parliament Destruction-Carnivore Hatebreed-Bitter Truth " "-Boundless(Time to Murder it) The Acacia Strain-Doomblade Daemonicus-We feast on your Flesh Voivod-Resistance Mothership-Cosmic Rain Alpha Tiger-We Came from the Gutter Illnath-Captain of the Seven Seas Devourment-Fifty Ton War Machine The Resistance-Rise from Treason Cradle of Filth-Hell Awaits Helloween-World of War Holy Grail-Take it to the Grave Xanthochroid-Blessed He with Boils Nidingr-O Thou Empty God Spiritus Mortis Overtorture-The Coming Doom Lightning Swords of Death-Cloven Sheilds Gloria Morti-Our God is War Zombified-Reign of Terror Trust-Bosser Huit Hueres Uncle Acid & the Deadbeats-I'm Here to Kill You Nightwish-Scaretale Upon Wings-Afterlife G/Z/R-Seance Fiction Dropkick Murphys-Rose Tattoo Crashdiet-Snakes in Paradise Flotsam and Jetsam-Rage 4arm-The Opressed Mortillery-Feed the Fire Trouble-Memory's Garden Dio-Naked in the Rain Diamond Head-The Prince Ozzy-Over the Mountain Down-Beautifully Depressed Destruction-Legacy of the Past Hellcannon-Resinous Infection Disfigured Dead-God Forgives,I Don't Newsted-Godsnake Wolcott Falls-Sculpture of Light ________________________________________________
Recap by The Metal Wulf
Another quiet night on the show. Literally, it was just me, Rick, and Josh for a good portion of the show, as we eased ourselves into our new 10:00 p.m. time slot.
Tim Binder joined us for a bit. In fact, this was actually his last visit with us for the foreseeable future, as he'll be making his way back to L.A. sometime in the coming week. We tried to talk him into staying at least long enough to go see Doro Pesch with us on the 8th of February, but no dice.Of course, it's not like he'll never return. I mean, really, it's only going to be a few flips of the calendar before he comes back to us, probably not more than half a dozen flips, to be precise.
As I'd said, it was a quiet night, with just the few of us, but that was fine, as it gave us a chance to focus more on the music as opposed to the silliness. Not that there was none of that, mind you. I mean, quite frankly, it was pretty damned cold that night. As a matter of fact, I'd have probably spent half the night shivering if it hadn't been the beginning of the full moon phase. Yep, a quick shift to Wulfie, and I was good as gold. Fur makes all the difference, I'm tellin' ya...
Not that there aren't disadvantages. Having a canine form kinda sucks when you need to use the facilities. In fact, I had to take a moment to head outdoors at one point, so I'll now take a moment to extend my apologies to whoever encountered my handiwork at the edge of the parking lot.
I really did try to cover it up the best I could...
For further silliness I shared a story about being Dutch-ovened by my cat.
True story, I'm sorry to say...
Mittens (my cat) had decided he wanted to come under the covers with me on Thursday night. He occasionally does this on the extremely cold nights, and there was a time when he'd stay underneath with me, usually curled up inside the bend of my knees, for the entire evening.Well, this time he only stayed under the covers for about five minutes, and then decided he wanted to get back out. Imagine my surprise when I lifter the sheet and blankets, only to get a direct nose-full of cat fart...
Yeah, thanks Mittens. I'm sure that was intentional, and considered payback for all the times when I let loose on you.Besides, I heard you as you jumped off the bed. It was clear as a bell, a distinct "meow", followed by kittie laughter...
So, not much else to share this week, really. I will say this, however. Next week is going to be a show you're not going to want to miss, as we'll have David Henninger from Spater on hand to announce the line-up for the 2013 edition of Finger Lakes MetalFest.
For those unfamiliar, Finger Lakes MetalFest is a long-running event that takes place at Donselaar's in Clyde, NY. This year the event falls on May 18, and will feature approximately 20 local and regional hard rock and metal acts, and The Metallic Onslaught have been emcees for the past few years.
It's always a great time, so we can't wait to hear from Dave and find out who will be performing this year!
Iron Maiden-Rime of the Ancient Mariner Judas Priest-Between the Hammer and the Anvil Fight-Immortal Sin Corrosion of Conformity-Broken Man Deep Purple-Mistreated Trouble-Fear Black Sabbath-Sign of the Southern Cross Badlands-Rumblin'Train Mindfunk-In the Way Eye Mercyful Fate-Come to the Sabbath Prong-Whose Fist is this Anyway Malevolent Creation-Mindlock Dimmu Borgir-Spellbound(By the Devil) Morbid Angel-Eyes to See,Ears to Hear g/z/r-Giving up the Ghost Sepultura-Manifest Vision of Disorder-By the River Anthrax-Skeletons in the Closet Testament-All I Could Bleed Vader-Whisper Crimson Glory-Lady of Winter Queensryche-Walk in the Shadows Dream Theater-The Mirror Kiss-Unholy Tesla-Had Enough Van Halen-Light up the Sky Meshuggah-The Mouth Licking What You've Bled The Project Hate-With Desperate Hands so Numb Sevendust-My Ruin Fear Factory-Self Bias Resistor Killing Culture-LockFist Venom-Countess Bathory Circus of Power-Heaven and Hell Stryper-Soldiers Under Command Coven-Rock this Church Damien-Possession Cemetary-Where the Rivers of Madness Stream Skyclad - The Wrong Song Not Fragile - High Into Heaven carnivore "Thermonuclear Warrior" Sacred Oath "Shadow Out of Time" Angel Witch-Angel Witch Flotsam and Jetsam-Evil Sheik Machine Head-A Nation on Fire Overkill-Deny the Cross Cradle of Filth-Sodomy and Lust Testament-Apocalyptic City Motley Crue-Slice of your Pie Dokken-Alone Again ____________________________________________________________
Recap by The Metal Wulf
Not a lot to speak of this week, to be honest. This show fell on the day after my birthday, and once again we did a Tribute To The Past show to celebrate. Always cool breaking out the old-school metal, especially when you get into that mental space where you're trying to think of songs you haven't heard in years. It was a good night, overall!
It almost didn't start out that way, however. Jeffie made an early appearance, swearing that he was going to ruin my whole evening.
Yep, I traumatized Jeffie with my Pantless Santa Dance so much that he REFUSED TO GIVE ME A LAPDANCE FOR MY BIRTHDAY!!!
(Oh, poor me, however will I survive without a Jeffie lap dance, blah, blah, blah...)
Yeah, I sure felt let down when he left. It just wasn't the same without him running around annoying everybody beyond all conceivable tolerance levels. I'm sure the rest of the crew was just as disappointed.
Don't worry 'bout old Jeffie, though. I'm sure he's keeping himself entertained trying to find Joe, who is on vacation and won't be back until next week.
Personally, if I were Joe, I'd try to lure Jeffie into the Everglades, where they not only have alligators, but there are also huge Burmese Pythons, which have been thriving there, becoming quite the nuisance. I mean, c'mon, who wouldn't love to see Jeffie trying to pull himself out of the coils of a 20-foot-long snake?
The only other noteworthy thing I can think of at the moment is that as of this week we will be moving to a new time slot, that being 10:00 p.m. until 3:00 a.m. So don't get all paranoid when you tune in Friday night and World Cafe is on at 9:00! Just be patient, and things will get plenty loud when 10:00 rolls around!
Helloween - Live Now! Jorn - The Mob Rules Kiss - A World Without Heroes VoiVod - Warchaic
Horseface - The Nile Watchtower - The Size Of Matter Clutch - Earth Rocker Hatebreed - Put It To The Torch
Andy Winter - Far Beyond Autopilot Jimmy Fallon - Reading Rainbow Band Of Skulls - Sweet Sour Blue Oyster Cult - In The Presence Of Another World
Mortillery - Creature Possessor Head Of The Demon - Phantasmagoria Lightning Swords Of Death - Acid Gate Man The Machetes - Neo-Cowboy
Swarm Of Arrows - Little Marching Vipers Xanthochroid - Long Live Our Lifeless King Varg - Guten Tag The Project Hate - We Watch In Silence As The Earth Turns To Blood Sinister - Unheavenly Domain God Seed - From The Running Of Blood
Newsted - Godsnake Headcrusher - Let The Blood Run Oblivion - Reigns In Fire Satan Jokers - Schizophrenic Nunslaughter - Deathlehem
Funeral For A Friend - Best Friends And Hospital Beds Air Raid - Raiders Of Hell Alice In Chains - Hollow Siegewyrm - Bloodlust Stormborn - Scorched Earth
Katalepsy - Body Bags For The Gods Prowler - Knives For Fingers Visions Of Tragedy - I'll Be Born Again Tystnaden - Against Windmills Gloria Morti - Sleep, Kill, Regress, Follow
Destruction - Riot Squad 4arm - Taken Down Blockheads - Digging Graves ____________________________________________________________
Recap by The Metal Wulf
There was a general air of excitement as we mentioned the booking of Opeth at the Town Ballroom in Buffalo this April. They'll be playing along with Katatonia, so I'm thinking this show should be pretty damned good!
We agreed that it's a shame that we don't have a venue similar to the Town Ballroom that's located a little closer than Buffalo. Truth is, you can't beat the set-up that this place has. There's not a bad view, no matter where you stand!
Joe told me I had to start building a similar venue ASAP.
Yep, I'll get right on that, with the piddling lil' wages my day job offers...
A discussion arose that mentioned bands that had appeared in cheesy 80's movies, with a prime example being Vixen's appearance in "Hardbodies". Not a great film, to be honest, but a damned sight better than a certain piece of trash called "The Allnighter".
Honestly, there was only one reason to watch "The Allnighter", and her name was Susanna Hoffs of The Bangles...
This prompted a further discussion of how we should film a cheesy 80's-style film of our own. As a matter of fact, we even discussed what classic 80's talent we'd want to portray ourselves!
Lessee...we figured John Candy would work for me...John Belushi for Rick...Woody Harrelson for Joe, and for Josh...Pee Wee Herman!
Now, just need to find out who'd portray Lance, Azkath, Jeffie, Bill, and Arydaea...
Tim had joined us once again, but we'll be saying farewell to him soon, as he'll be returning to the West Coast in the coming weeks. We keep telling him to stay, but he always goes back...
I say we drug him and chain him up in the basement! Who's with me?
Seriously, though, we're starting to worry about him a little bit. He seemed to take a huge liking to Fred a few weeks ago, and...well...
I'm sorry, but the thought just creeps the rest of us out...ewwwww...
So, we'll be celebrating my birthday on this week's edition with a Tribute To The Past show, so it's gonna be nothin' but old-school metal all night long!
And apparently Jeffie will be returning to get revenge on me for my actions on our End Of The World show. Oooooooh, I'm so afraid...
Seriously, Jeffie needs to get a grip. He doesn't mind doling out lap dances and doing things that make the rest of us feel awkward and/or uncomfortable, so personally I believe it was high time he got a big dose of his own medicine!
Actually, if I were Jeffie, I'd be more worried about what we're going to do with his damned alligator. Friggin' thing has taken up residence in the restroom, which makes it pretty difficult to take a crap!
Listen to the Show Playlist 3 Inches Of Blood - Storming Juno Angel Witch - The Horla Graveyard - The Suits, The Law & The Uniforms Gypsyhawk - Frostwyrm
Overkill - Black Daze Rush - Carnies Tankard - Son Of A Fridge The Graviators - A Different Moon Unisonic - Never Too Late Witchcraft - Dystopia
Adler - Habit Bad Boy Eddy - She Gives Me A Feeling Blessed By A Broken Heart - Forever The Biters - So Many Nights Fozzy - Blood Happens Hess - Nothing Lasts Forever Impending Doom - Deceiver The Last Vegas - Evil Eyes M-Pire Of Evil - Hell To The Holy Otherwise - Silence Reigns
Kiss - Shout Mercy Kreator - Civilization Collapse L.A. Guns - Dirty Black Night Lynch Mob - Slow Drag
Opera Diabolicus - Mythos Lamia Orange Goblin - Red Tide Rising Overkill - All Over But The Shouting Testament - Throne Of Thorns Tygers Of Pan Tang - Man On Fire Witchcraft - Ghosts House
Allegaeon - From The Stars Death Came Between The Buried And Me - Extremophile Elite Burn Everything - Maintain Radio Silence Cannibal Corpse - The Strangulation Chair Gojira - Planned Obsolescence
High On Fire - Bloody Knuckles Ire Clad - Force It Down Rush - BU2B Testament - Throne Of Thorns Vision Of Disorder - Annihilator
Admiral Sir Cloudesley Shovell - Scratchin' & Sniffin' Aeon - Dead Means Dead Asphyx - Deathhammer Candlemass - The Sound Of Dying Demons
Dublin Death Patrol - Death Toll Rising Grand Supreme Blood Court - Bow Down Before The Blood Court Jorn - Ride Like The Wind Kiss - The Devil Is Me Overkill - Wish You Were Dead Southwicked - Graveyard Of Bones
Devo Spice - Earworm Saltillo - The Locust Priory Ashes You Leave - Devil In Disguise Diablo Swing Orchestra - Kali Ma Calibre Inviolate - The Invocation
One Eyed Doll - Fight _____________________________________________ Recap by The Metal Wulf
The main order of business was counting down our favorite albums of 2012, so let's take a peek at the music that kept our heads banging throughout the year, shall we?
Randy's Top 10 (in order)
1. Overkill- The Electric Age
2. Kreator- Phantom Antichrist
3. Testament- Dark Roots Of The Earth
4. Orange Goblin- A Eulogy For The Damned
5. Lynch Mob- The Sound Mountain Sessions
6. Witchcraft- Legend
7. Opera Diabolicus- 16148. Tygers Of Pan Tang- Ambush
9. KISS- Monster
10. L.A. Guns- Hollywood Forever
Josh's Favorites (in no particular order)
3 Inches Of Blood- Long Live Heavy Metal
Angel Witch- As Above, So Below
Graveyard- Lights Out
Gypsyhawk- Revelry & Resilience
Overkill- The Electric Age
Rush- Clockwork Angels
The GraviatorsUnisonic- Unicsonic
Lance's Favorites (in no particular order)
Adler- Back From The Dead
Bad Boy Eddy- Bad Boy Eddy
Blessed By A Broken Heart- Feel The Power
The Biters- Last Of A Dying Breed
Fozzy- Sin And Bones
Hess- Living In Yesterday
Impending Doom- Baptized In Filth
The Last Vegas- Bad Decisions
M-Pire Of Evil- Hell To The Holy
Otherwise- True Love Never Dies
Rick's Favorites (in no particular order)
Between The Buried And Me: Parallax II: Future Sequence
Burn Everything- Hollow Victory
Cannibal Corpse- Torture
Gojira- L'Enfant SauvageHigh On Fire- De Vermis Mysteriis
Ire Clad- Ire Clad
Vision Of Disorder- Cursed Remain Cursed
Rush- Clockwork Angels
Testament- Dark Roots Of The Earth
Joe's Favorites (in no particular order)
Admiral Sir Cloudesly Shovel- Don't Hear It, Fear It
Aeon- Aeons Black
Candlemass- Psalms For The Dead
Dublin Death Patrol- Death Sentence
Grand Supreme Blood Court- Bow Down Before The Blood Court
Southwicked- Death's Crown
Jorn- Bring Heavy Rock To The Land
Overkill- The Electric Age
Azkath also made some recommendations as well, so interested parties may wish to check out 2012 releases from Devo Spice, Saltillo, Ashes You Leave, Diablo Swing Orchestra, Inviolate, and One-Eyed Doll.
So, with all that considered, there wasn't a lot of time for discussions, although we did take a moment to marvel over the fact that Facebook seems to be chock full of Brony sites. And no, I'm not associated with any of them...
Joe was shocked to discover that there is actually now a Facebook emoticon to represent...well...Poop...
Yep, you read that correctly. Just type :poop: into a comment box, and there will be a little brown pile of turd showing for your troubles.
Remember, that's :poop:
I've already had a little fun using this to comment on Justin Bieber posts, not to mention Metallica/Lou Reed posts regarding the LuLu album. Think of the possibilities!
Let's see...no Jeffie this week. Turns out that, according to Azkath, he's suffering from Post-Randy Disorder. Really, I can't imagine what I could have done that traumatized him so bad. I mean, how many times have we all dealt with similar treatment from him, and none of us are substantially out of whack.
Okay, none of us are precisely sane, either, but we all came that way before being exposed to Jeffie.
At least, I'm pretty sure we did...
So, not sure what's up for our next show, but I've got a birthday coming up, and it looks like we may have an Old-School Night to look forward to very soon. 2013 is off to a pretty solid start, I'd say!