Archive for August, 2011

No Running to the Hills Today

By: shane.mehling Posted in: featured, winner On: Wednesday, August 31st, 2011

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Even though Iceland is bankrupt, cold and Bjork is printed on their money, 200 of its peoples are getting real tired of being in America, especially during the three dozen simultaneous natural disasters on the east coast. So what do you do when you need to get back to your homeland but regular planes are too pussy to even get off the tarmac? You hop in the motherfucking Iron Maiden plane and ...

2011 NFL Preview: Scott Kelly and Chris Brock on the Oakland Raiders

By: andrew Posted in: featured, nfl 2011 On: Wednesday, August 31st, 2011

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We're just a few weeks away from the return of the NFL, thank god. So, as usual, we contacted some of our favorite extreme musicians to pump up the underachieving fuck-ups they call their favorite teams. This Wednesday, two of the Bay Area's finest, Scott Kelly of Neurosis and Chris Brock of Early Graves, try to find a silver and black lining with the Raiders SCOTT KELLY - NEUROSIS No Nnamdi, ...

Disposable Heroes: Torche’s “Meanderthal”

By: anthony.bartkewicz Posted in: disposable heroes, featured On: Wednesday, August 31st, 2011

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There's little more annoying on this planet than the immoral majority telling you how essential, transcendent and (huh-huh) seminal a particular extreme album is, when you know that it's overrated as fuck. Hence, our new Wednesday morning column, "Disposable Heroes," in which one brave soul sails against the current to inform all you clones why you can't spell classic without "ass." This week, ...

The Rathskeller, German Beer & KMFDM: Aug. 27, 2011

By: adem Posted in: featured, heavy tuesdays, live reviews, liver failure On: Tuesday, August 30th, 2011

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Victoria, British Columbia, is on an island, and as a result gets skipped by 9 out of 10 touring bands. Other than, say, Anchorage, Alaska, this is probably the most inconvenient city of any size on the West Coast to get to. It's the capital of BC, but it's distinctly removed from the rest of the province, both literally and figuratively. Bands willing to take the ferry trip from the mainland, ...

2011 NFL Preview: Greg Weeks on the New England Patriots

By: andrew Posted in: featured, nfl 2011 On: Tuesday, August 30th, 2011

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We're just a few weeks away from the return of the NFL, thank god. So, as usual, we contacted some of our favorite extreme musicians to pump up the underachieving fuck-ups they call their favorite teams. This Tuesday, Red Chord bassist and still-reigning Hottest Dood in Metal Greg Weeks has typically high hopes for his beloved Cheatriots. The season is finally upon us! I'm so excited that the ...

The Armageddon Contest

By: Shawn Macomber Posted in: contest, featured, gnarly one-offs On: Tuesday, August 30th, 2011

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Broken Hope lyrics always seemed like mini-synopses of potential horror sagas, so perhaps guitarist/wordsmith Jeremy Wagner's the burgeoning second career as a dark fiction author should not come as a huge surprise. In his debut novel The Armageddon Chord -- ably reviewed in the current issue of Decibel by Lucas Hardison -- Wagner intertwines the two vocations with a bracingly original ...

UK doom duo Pombagira talk voodoo and Iconoclast Dream

By: jonathan.horsley Posted in: featured, interviews On: Monday, August 29th, 2011

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It took a lot of guitar amplification to put together Pombagira's fourth album, Iconoclast Dream. We're talking some 19, 20 vintage amps and cabs in the arsenal; that's overkill for most bands, even those more mob-handed in personnel would struggle to justify having such an inventory. But with extreme doom, where tempos are slow and every texture crucial, a boutique, deluxe tone is the MacGuffin ...

2011 NFL Preview: Erik Rutan on the Philadelphia Eagles

By: andrew Posted in: featured, nfl 2011 On: Monday, August 29th, 2011

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We're just a few weeks away from the return of the NFL, thank god. So, as usual, we contacted some of our favorite extreme musicians to pump up the underachieving fuck-ups they call their favorite teams. To kick the week off, Hate Eternal kingpin Erik Rutan can't wait for Ron Mexico and the Rape Stands to fuck shit up. Okay, okay, I know! Kind of early to be called the Dream Team, but never in ...

Plop Culture Dump O’ The Day: Animals Reenact the MTV VMAs

By: jeanne.fury Posted in: featured, pic of the day, tv On: Monday, August 29th, 2011

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Mazzy the kitten as Britney Spears, complete with fake albino python. The epic shit-show of the year happened last night. MTV is a pathetic punchline at this point in history, but there's one thing the VMAs were good for: an animal reenactment photoshoot, starring Mazzy, Muncie, and Mona the kittens and Moxie and Sugar the puppies. [caption id="attachment_9878" align="alignnone" width="572" ...

For Those About to Squawk: Waldo’s Pecks of the Week

By: andrew Posted in: a fucking parrot previewing new releases, featured On: Friday, August 26th, 2011

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Every other Friday, Waldo the African Grey Parrot, frontbird of thrash-grind immortals Hatebeak, will get you caught up on the week’s latest “extreme” releases. What up? Talk about beak, I mean bleak—these upcoming releases are about as barren as the Jundland Wastes on Tatooine… What can be said about KITTIE that hasn’t been said before? I mean, really, who likes this band? A ...