So legendary Italian prog rock group Goblin are USA bound to perform their legendary score to Dario Argento’s Suspiria in Austin Texas! Pretty rad idea that was put together by Pantera frontman Philip H. Anselmo and best-selling true crime author Corey Mitchell for the 3 day Housecore Horror Film Festival, which celebrates fright flicks that somehow intertwine with heavy metal music.
For those who don’t know what the fuck I am talking about Goblin was a 1970’s progressive rock band responsible for some pretty outrageous and awesome scores for films like Suspiria, Dawn of the Dead and Deep Red. They will be performing while the movie plays and in fact this is their first live American performance. Pretty fantastic, mark your calendar for April 30th, it’s coming SOON and get more info here!
Damn Christopher Lee is a bad ass. He’s played so many great roles in so many great movies and what some people don’t know is that he also makes metal albums! Yeah believe it. He has two out now I believe and his latest efforst is a power metal Christmas album! So everyone out there complaining about lame Christmas songs can shut the fuck up and blast this record as Lee gives us his brilliant take on classic Holiday songs gone metal-check this shit out!
I am going to do a little research here to find out the most bizarre celebrity appearances in comic books over the years-believe me there are some weird ones! This first week will focus on the legendary comic book appearance of Alice Cooper that took place in 1979 in Marvel Premiere #50!!
This is a pretty fun comic book altogether with some great artwork and zany story that follows our hero Alice as he tries to escape from the mental ward where he’s basically abused by “The Doctor” the story’s villain. It seems ol’ Alice just can’t catch a break here as he’s foiled again and again.
The comic book adventure is titled “From the Inside” and is based on the album of the same name. This wasn’t the last appearance of Alice in a Marvel Comic book he actually returned again in 1994 for a 3 part mini series written by Neil Gaiman called The Last Temptation which accompanied his album of the same name. So Alice is a certified Marvel character! Check them out!
I just saw the trailer for the upcoming movie “Hesher” and I gotta say it looks pretty interesting! The movie posters I’ve seen have the Title in the old school Metallica font so that’s got to be a good thing right? Well judging by the trailer this movie looks to be alot of fun as a family takes in a heavy metal vagrant named, oddly enough, “Hesher”. Coincidence? I don’t think so!
Perhaps this is the origin of the man that originated the term “hesher”. One can only hope! Either way it looks like it’ll be a pretty unique movie and you got to love the soundtrack right in the trailer right? Check it out as it seems Hesher is making this little family’s life A LOT more interesting kinda like a modern retelling of Harry and the Hendersons really….
“It’s the first feature film directed by Spencer Susser. It’s the story of T.J., a 13-year-old boy who lost his mother in an accident. He lives with his grandmother and his father, a man who’s depressed and unable to react to the loss of his wife. His life will change radically when T.J. meets Hesher, a lonely and angry anarchist who moves in their garage. With his rough attitude he’ll help the family to find each other. In the cast Joseph Gordon Levitt, Natalie Portman and Devin Brochu.”
As the ongoing search for the world’s best damn puppet videos continues we’ve got a new treasure to add to the list! This could be one of the best ones yet! A song called “Buffoun Bloody Buffoun” by ex-King Diamond fronted goth metal band Notre Dame. This one’s really got it all-ALOT of mother fuckin’ puppet masters and their puppets acting like a bunch of damn maniacs! How can you go wrong? check out this late 90’s vid-and thanks again TJ for the recommendation!!
This last weekend I went on a super adventure to Marfa Texas for a friends birthday bash! It was a neat little barrio town in the middle of nowhere and was filled with alot of incredible art and interesting people. The kind of city that when you go out to a party in the evening you see everyone you encountered earlier that day, like your waiter at the restaurant, the guy from the liquor store, the person who gave you the art tour, the grocery store bagger guy, and even the 65 year old jewelry maker wound up partying down with the best of ’em. So yeah there were alot of art foundations there too-I even checked out the Andy Warhol “Last Supper” paintings-but I have to say that the best peice of artwork I saw was on an album cover of a record I bought at a vintage thrift store there!
The album was by a band I have never heard of called The Rods. It’s called “Wild Dogs” and boy I’m kinda wishing it’s album cover was on display there in Marfa! Yeah I couldn’t resist-I got the album back safely and was pleasantly suprised at how hard The Rods kicked my motherfucking ass with their rock too! Anyway here’s a song from the album-sometimes you can judge a book by it’s cover!!
Ok last night was totally fucking epic! I finally saw Iron Maiden live in Auburn Washington and must say it was one of the greatest, if not the BEST live show I have ever seen! We were in the pit and managed to get about 15 feet away from them. It has been a long damn time since I have seen a band with as much energy as Maiden. These guys are in their Fifties and have 10 times the energy than most bands out there half their age. I was truely blown away to see a band have so much fun on stage performing every song with a smile and sounding damn near perfect.
So a few highlights of the show were Continue reading