Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock for the last couple of years, you probably already know that Ghost is one of the breakthrough artists on the Hard Rock scene and despite their garish looks, their melodies are quite accessible and not as over the top heavy as some might assume. Also hot at the moment is the Instagram social network and to help celebrate the bands new album and songs, they have taken to the medium to deliver what is called an “Instagram Story Video”. Check it out below and I will give my overview afterwards.
Can you believe that we are at the 25th Anniversary of Pantera’s “Vulgar Display Of Power”? Well we are and while this is actually the sixth album in the bands discography, it’s pretty much the second in the more throttling and intense “Groove Metal” sound that they were laying down and claiming some dominance over. I remembered that I first got into Pantera when I heard some tracks on WSOU and despite my being a fan of some of the earliest Power Metal and Glam Rock of the day, I never did hear of the band during their non-Thrashy times. To say that I played “CFH” to death would be an understatement but it was with “VDOP” that this band firmed up in everyone’s Metal minds that they meant business. As always, these milestone reflections are more personal thoughts as the full litany of what made this album come to pass are well outlined in the official Wikipedia entry below. Let’s continue.
From the moment that I first played this at the time new album I felt that the band had upped their Heavy Metal game. They were intense and very in your face and had this whole “Take No Prisoners” sort of attitude. In 1992 the Grunge Rock scene was getting more and more prominent and the Metal Legions had to stick by their favorite music in order for it to thrive. It would not be an easy task for Phil, Dimebag, Vinnie and Rex to do since these Seattle based melodic strains were quickly taking over the airwaves and even the video ones. Bands like Pantera were slowly relegated to only being showcased on the later evening “Headbangers Ball” that broadcast once a week. When you did play this album it was very often done at levels that would send a more civilized sort into hiding. Like I said up above, this was some true in your face stuff and for those of us who were enjoying it we wouldn’t have it any other way. Continue reading Hails To 1/4 Century Of Pantera’s “Vulgar Display Of Power” (1992-2017)→
It’s going to make some Metal heads day for sure as Glen Danzig announced the news about his “Blackest Of The Black” tour package was returning the other day and just released the full itinerary a short time ago. I’ve snagged the poster and the words scribbled on the Official Facebook for your indulgence and shall return with thoughts after that.
Statement: “DANZIG ‘Blackest Of The Black’ tour dates for October will be announced this Tuesday.The tour will start in Phoenix on Oct. 2 & will end Oct. 31 Halloween night in Los Angeles. Joining DANZIG on the ‘Blackest Of the Black’ bill are SUPERJOINT with Phil Anselmo, Veil Of Maya, Prong & Witch Mountain. Bill is incredible…See you on tour!!” Continue reading Danzig Announces “Blackest Of The Black” Tour 2015→
I just received some new press alerting type stuff discussing several awesome additions to this this year’s edition of the “HOUSECORE HORROR FEST” and if this is something that you don’t know a stitch about, it’s a massive event that was formed under the watchful eye of Phil Anselmo. I’m sure you know who that is at least. Anyway, it’s not anywhere near my wonderful Metal Metropolis, but check out the poster and bands playing along with the official press copy. I have to admit that I love this new poster since its a play on “Dawn Of The Dead”.
This November, Philip H. Anselmo’s Housecore Horror Fest will celebrate its third year of audio and visual bedlam. Set to commence in San Antonio, Texas at the Aztec Theater (201 E Commerce St.) on November 13th -15th, 2015, the horror-themed film and metal gala promises to be louder, gorier and more bludgeoning than ever before boasting two film-screening rooms, multiple vendors, special artist signings throughout the weekend and what’s morphing into one of the most debilitating lineups of the year! Continue reading Phil Anselmo Unveils Additions For “Housecore Horror Fest” 2015→
There have been a lot of tour announcements these last few weeks and that is a good thing at the beginning of the summer because it means that we fans of the Metal will have a lot of different things to do with our hard-earned cash. Let’s face it, there are few better ways to spend your free time than with a bunch of your friends going crazy at a Metal show. Speaking of crazy Metal shows, let’s get on down to brass tacks as Phil Anselmo announces the reunion of his band Superjoint (which seems to have dropped the “Ritual” part of their moniker) as they get set to perform the first shows together in more than a decade. The official Press Release follows the poster and then I will close up with some personal insight.