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New Year’s Music Resolutions For 2013: Part 9

They say that the cat has nine lives and such would be the same for this blog series even though I have a couple of more chapters to present to you fine readers. We’ve gotten some great stuff from the musicians and creative entities who were kind enough to participate in the series. So without any further adieu “Welcome to Chapter 9 of our New Year’s Music Resolutions for 2013”.

1. Ronny Munroe (Metal Church): My New Year’s Resolution: To continue to grow musically and mentally, and to put out the best music of my career,wether it be with Metal Church or my own music. That’s it 🙂

2. The Last Vegas: The Last Vegas’ New Year’s Resolution for 2013 is to go organic. Not in a dietary sense mind you, but artistically going back to the raw, the real, the look into your soul to see what is in there and what you can pull out that truly sticks to your and your listeners’ bones. In today’s modern musical climate, the competition for listeners’ attention is fierce, fast and fleeting. Plug in straight, bypass the bullsh*t meter, and get the direct-connect. Any yahoo can have great hair…

3. J.R. Gurrieri (Slam One Down): To Get on the biggest tour that we can and support some great Heavy Metal Bands and to write and record a better record than the one we just put out.
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“You Will Clap” by Pui

Artist: Pui
Title: “You Will Clap” EP
Label: Independent Artist
Release Date:
Genre: Avant-Garde Metal/Funk Hard Rock
Rating: 4/5

Pui is a New York City band that helps personify that which is considered “underground” simply in the manner in how they do things and with how many elements they bring together to deliver their unique and diverse brand of Metal music. To be honest, there really isn’t much that resembles your “conventional” Metal on this album at all and one should view the band as an amalgam of a more diverse number of styles such as Funk, Hard Rock, Middle Eastern, and Hip-Hop. I know that sounds like a lot to absorb but it works when fashioned into the tracks that they present on their EP “You Will Clap”. The recording is only three songs but after listening I found that I had been given a very healthy idea of what the band brings to the table and is all about musically. It opens with “Kill For The Gods” which was a fast favorite and begins with a very ethnic feel before the heavy riffs kick into gear. Powerful drumming and an almost rousing chorus combined with a beat that makes you move had me view this as a winner. The bands front man is NC Shuva who sings and plays guitar while Tunc delivers the percussion on top of Ory’s drums and with these two working in tandem they bring a different level of groove to the compositions. Bass is by Brian Hosey and Leo also delivers vocals which rounds out the five member roster. That’s a healthy lineup but one that proves effective since each of its members provide a necessary piece of the puzzle to the grand scheme that they are building. The albums title seems to hail from the EP’s closing tune “Freak Cabaret” where it instructs you to “clap, clap, clap” and this tune along with the first were my favorites on the EP. There’s a weird kind of feel going on in “Freak Cabaret” that brings an older style of music together with a more modern one. You would have to hear it to better understand what I mean, but either way it was one I rather liked. The second tune was good as well and a nice demonstration of the bands slower tempo side. Good stuff and a recording that makes you say, “damn, no more…..” when it finishes.
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Seventh Void & Suicide City @ Highline Ballroom (2/11/2010)

Logo - Seventh Void

Artist: Seventh Void
Venue: Highline Ballroom (New York, NY)
Opener: Suicide City, Acey Slade, Pui, The Party Death
Date: 2/11/2010
Label: Big Vin Records

I think that that it was still summer when I last attended one of the Cirque du Rock events over at the Highline Ballroom and here we were again at their event entitled “Hypothermia”. It was the perfect name for the show when one considers how the city had just been hit by a reasonably powerful blizzard. There was about a foot of snow piled up in the city and thanks to the snow plows people were able to get out and do some rocking at the venue with all the talented people that were involved tonight. This was a loaded menu to say the least and it would once again feature CDR acts and these would come between a seemingly endless roster of bands that would be playing their Metal and Punk Rock hearts out. Delivering the musical goods tonight would be Seventh Void, the crushing Heavy Metal band that features Johnny and Kenny from Type-O-Negative, Suicide City, Acey Slade and the Dark Party, Pui and The Party Death. That’s one hell of a lineup and the evening would also be slightly historic for it was reported earlier in the week that tonight’s show would be the final Suicide City performance ever. Our musical program would start off with The Party Death and while the doors for the show opened at 7pm, the event would not be rolling along until after 8pm. Here is how everything went for those who sadly missed out.
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