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

Interview: Mike Scheidt from YOB on Touring, “Marrow”, and Neurot Recordings

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Since their inception in 1996, YOB has amassed seven full lengths, a pair of live albums, a spot on a label showcase and traveled the globe touring. During that time they split up for three years only to get back together stronger and surprisingly more focused than ever. Their sound transcends the doom genre they are closely identified with and each album is an intense spiritual journey that begs repeat listens to fully sink in. There’s a special quality to their output that pushes it to the forefront amongst their contemporaries. Continue reading

The Horns Up Podcast: Episode 46 (April 3, 2015)

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It’s time for Episode 46 of The Horns Up Podcast, your weekly catch-up on all things metal!

This week, It’s the first podcast in April, so the guys look ahead to Q2 and talk about some of their most anticipated music for the next three months. Plus, we pour one out for Immortal, Corey discusses his adventures with Nergal’s autobiography, and Dan rips the entire state of California a new asshole over their “laissez-faire” approach to water consumption during a four-year-long drought.

All that and much, much more in Episode 46, so check it out!

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Quickies: HELP SCOTT KELLY OUT. Also, tour news. That’s literally it.

Corey’s in Boston for the day, so I’ll be taking the Quickies this time around. Here’s what we missed in the metal world today:

  • We’re a bit late in getting this on the blog, but Neurosis frontman Scott Kelly‘s wife, Sarah, has fallen ill with a mysterious, as-yet-undiagnosed condition, and a GoFundMe page has been started to help with their medical bills. If you’re able to donate, please do.
  • So I’m gonna go out on a limb and assume that neither Axl nor Rob have actually heard the new Marilyn Manson album, because the only comments they can muster about dude’s upcoming summer tour with Smashing Pumpkins are “LOL 90s, AMIRITE GUYS?”
  • In other tour news, Swedish hardcore punk crew Refused announced one today, too!
  • Also in tours and Swedish: power proggers Evergrey are coming back Stateside toward the end of the summer as well.
  • And finally, if you’ve had a hard day and want to feel better about yourself, listen to Mötley Crüe frontman Vince Neil butchering the national anthem at a Las Vegas Outlaws game:

I have no idea what the hell the Las Vegas Outlaws are, but if they’re going to treat us to garbage like this, that’s probably for the best. Anyway, that’ll do it for tonight. Check back tomorrow for more!

Keep it heavy,

-Dan

Live. Love. Plow. Horns Up.