Donuts & CANTO: Chuck Berry, Wormrot, Baroness and more!

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Chuck Berry

March 20, 2017

Good morning, it’s time to metal. Here’s some news you might have missed from over the weekend:

  • First things first: as always, a whole bunch of bands dropped new music on Friday, including WoeObituary and more. Check out Josh’s recap here.
  • This isn’t nearly metal, but it’s still a damn shame: rock ‘n’ roll originator Chuck Berry passed away over the weekend at age 90. Hell of a life, and an incredible loss. Rest in peace, Chuck.
  • Well, this sucks: Singaporean grinders Wormrot have cancelled their planned U.S. tour due to concerns over having proper papers in the current political climate. That includes their appearance at Maryland Deathfest. Fuck the Orange One forever.
  • Baroness frontman John Dyer Baizley, who curated this year’s Roadburn Festival, announced that he, bandmates Pete Adams and Marek Sarba, and Neurosis frontman Scott Kelly will join forces to perform a set of punk covers at the festival. I’m totally not upset that I’m not going to Roadburn this year. Not upset at all. Not one bit.
  • Ahead of their upcoming debut album, supergroup Dead Cross — featuring Mike Patton, Dave Lombardo and others — dropped a new song called “Shillelagh.” I don’t know who or what a “Shillelagh” is, but you should listen to it. Because Mike Patton.
  • And finally, Steel Panther put out another new music video called “I Got What You Want,” which — let’s be real — there’s no way I wasn’t going to include in this round-up. Check it out below:

The band’s new album, Lower the Bar, drops this Friday. Anyway, that’ll do it for now — check back this time tomorrow for our next edition!

Keep it heavy,
Dan

Album Review: Faith No More – “Sol Invictus”


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Over their initial, 17-year run, Faith No More established themselves as one of the scene’s most adept genre-blenders. The band dabbled in everything from funk (“We Care a Lot”) to thrash (“Surprise! You’re Dead!”) to trip-hop (“Stripsearch”) eliminating the typical sonic expectations that befall so many bands. Really, they should be the ideal candidate for a killer reunion album; if a band’s not supposed to sound like anything in particular, how can they go wrong? Unfortunately, they’ve found a way. While not a bad effort, the band’s new album, Sol Invictus, leaves no lasting impressions, and ultimately makes you wonder why it came to be.  Continue reading

Quickies: Megadeth, Mike Patton, and a live of stream of tonight’s Devin Townsend show!

Happy Thanksgiving Eve, everyone! May your wine glasses be full all day tomorrow!

No videos tonight. Sorry. But follow the link above. That’s the better option.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”

– Corey

Live. Love. Plow. Horns Up. 

Quickies: Album Sales, A Mike Patton Interview, and Stuff From Rob Zombie’s ’31’

Over halfway home for the week. Thank God for the back to back gloomy ass days. Seriously, it’s awesome. Really. Anyway, I’m within the last 7 work days until I leave for Germany… holy shitdick. None percent of me is ready. But more than none percent of me is ready to get caught up on the news…

Marriage is one of the dumbest things imaginable. But who wouldn’t want to get a beer with Robb Flynn? Dude’s legit. That clip was significantly shorter than any number of the mediocre music videos I happened across today. Oops, also NSFW.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”

– Corey

Live. Love. Plow. Horns Up. 

Sunday Side Splitter: Mike Patton Disses Wolfmother

Happy Sunday, metalheads. Noticed anything missing? Well, we didn’t get a Dump this week. Because…dammit, it was the 4th of July and Corey and I were both off doing NOT-blog things, as you all should have been, too. But now with the weekend almost over and a return to normalcy imminent, it’s time for our usual Sunday Side-Splitter. And as we alluded to in Episode 12, it’s high time we share the video of Mike Patton putting Wolfmother in their place:

Of course, I’ve already sung Mr. Patton’s praises on this topic in a past edition of our Throwback Thursday segment, but frankly, this merits its own moment in the spotlight. Because let’s not forget, folks: Wolfmother does, in fact, suck. There’s no way a band led by this guy couldn’t suck. And the manner in which Patton reminds us of this only adds to his legend. (I’m particularly a fan of the pantomimed brain-blow-out sequence at the end.) Can you imagine being the guy interviewing him in this scenario? Would be amazing, to say the least.

In any case, that’ll do it for this week. Enjoy your bacon and eggs, and beat that hangover.

-Dan

Live. Love. Plow. Horns Up.