June, 2015

  • Flush it Friday: My Junk

    G’day, chums. Welcome back. Yes, if you were wondering. That is me on top of a metal bull, very drunk, in my boxers, in downtown Edmonton. It’s a long story; ask me some other time.

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    June 26, 2015 • Open Swim • Views: 1496

  • Shirt Stains: Crapatonia

    Dethroned & Uncrowned & preferably undressed. Continue Reading

    June 26, 2015 • Metal, Shirt Stains • Views: 1630

  • I Am Trying to Offend You: Anal Cunt’s Top 10 Greatest Hits

    A look at the best musical moments of a deliberately terrible band.
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    June 26, 2015 • Uncategorized • Views: 6094

  • The Best Band In Tennessee Is Forest Of Tygers

    Back in August 2014 we asked you to help us find the best unsigned bands in America. After listening to hundreds of submissions and extended arguments about which bands could most effectively best Joe and his freakishly small hands in mortal combat, we finally narrowed down our pick for the Chet Atkinsest state in the union. The best band in Tennessee is Forest Of Tygers.

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    June 26, 2015 • The Best Unsigned Band in the US • Views: 1323

  • Review: Paradise Lost – The Plague Within

    Let’s disappear together into the nothingness. Join with me in this track-by-track review of new Paradise Lost album, The Plague Within:

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    June 25, 2015 • Reviews • Views: 1475

  • Groundbreakers: Vulcano – Bloody Vengeance

    Vulcano‘s debut album, released in 1986, is wildly influential in both obvious and subtle ways.

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    June 25, 2015 • Groundbreakers, Metal, Opinion • Views: 1444

  • Washington Think with W.: What Does It Mean to Be Progressive?

    Greetings, constituents. I hope this post finds you well. I know I’ve been absent for quite some time, but like sweet mother democracy, I am a faithful lover, and I will always return to you. You, in turn, lend me your big sexy brain to help me solve riddles of a musical nature. Today I bring you a timely quandary that builds upon some discussions we have previously had.

    Today’s Question: What Does It Mean to Be Progressive?

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    June 25, 2015 • Uncategorized • Views: 1558

  • Help Me, I Am in Hell: The Story of the Nine Inch Nails Broken Movie

    In 1988, a young musician and janitor in the employ of TVT Records wrote and recorded a stable of songs that would later appear on the smash hit album Pretty Hate Machine. Riding a wave of soaring popularity, Trent Reznor and his backing band, Nine Inch Nails, embarked on a slew of tours, culminating in a disastrous trek opening for Guns ‘N Roses across Europe. Frustrated from the lukewarm reception and slipping into what he would inevitably describe as The Downward Spiral, Reznor wanted to redirect NIN in a more rock-oriented, harder-edged direction reflective of the band’s live output. However, TVT, certain that a second poppy album in the vein of PHM would sell just as many copies, refused to let Reznor pursue his own creative ideas. Reznor then went underground, writing and recording under various pseudonyms to avoid his label handlers, until one of his bandmates pushed him into a partnership with Interscope Records. Interscope, TVT, and Reznor eventually worked out a deal where Reznor could write and record as he wished on his own imprint of Interscope, Nothing Records, while TVT continued to take a cut of the profits and own the rights to NIN’s earliest material. Armed with the creative support of a new label but faced with a much grimmer image of reality, Reznor embarked to Los Angeles to record his next release.

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    June 25, 2015 • Nostalgia Boners • Views: 4771

  • What Metal Sticker Will You Slap on Your Whip This Election Season?

    With the primary election season in the United States looming ever closer, it makes complete sense that we’ll start to see potential heads of state all over the place. The world of metal has never been one to shy away from political commentary, but illustrator Christophe Szpajdell has put a new twist on the public discourse. Check out his re-designed political logos below, courtesy of John Brownlee and Fast Company Design.

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    June 24, 2015 • Not Metal • Views: 1940

  • 12 Instagram Accounts For Metalheads

    Instagram is huge. Back in 2012, it was sold to the almighty Facebook for a billi. Not for no reason, obviously – as of last year, more than 300 million users were active on a monthly basis, and the site keeps growing. Metalheads, however, do not seem very fond of the app. Trust me on this, there’s more to Instagram than selfies, belfies and thirst traps.

    I have selected a few accounts that provide quality content for a metal crowd. Consider these your reasons to join the site and share pictures of your own, or at least just lurk through the coolness.

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    June 24, 2015 • Listmania, Metal • Views: 3143