Get Prep’d #3 – Tertiary Education: Tempel, The Armed, & CZARFACE

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Get Prep’d – your tertiary education starts here. Your study units include: Tempel, The Armed and CZARFACE.

TEMPEL

The Moon Lit Our Path – out on June 16th through Prosthetic Records

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I’m a pretty fussy bastard. One of my personality traits is being able to find the negative amongst the positive(s). When the Arizona two-piece Tempel (originally Temple) self-released On The Steps Of The Temple I couldn’t find a single aspect to dislike; strange. Must be that the album won’t stand the test of time then. Wrong! Years later, this amazing collection of dense instrumental brilliance still weaves it’s way through my mind and has amassed an unprecedented number of replays on my stereo, it is as close to a perfect debut from a metal band that I can think of (please let me know of any other flawless debuts in the comments). Start your climb here and read on.

 

Blackened doom, psych, thrash, groove, atmospheric and just all-round heavy, the duo showed they can combine it all. Superb in composition and structured to convey the exact atmosphere outlined in the titles, the organic nature of Tempel’s music will take you on the journey up the mountain. The combination of the excellent drum work and heavy riffs cohere, always providing something interesting to pick up on. While we’re on the topic of riffs… the riffs displayed encompass everything I enjoy about metal; flowing clean passages, stomping grooves, hostile tremolo chord progressions, breakouts of thrash and succinct leads, all condensed into one intricately flowing masterpiece.

While the album had a sense of progression, each track could be absorbed on its own without seeming incomplete of the majesty which shrouded this release. If you haven’t already picked up on this, I think you should listen to (and buy!) Tempel’s debut. Prosthetic Records agreed and picked up the band prior to the release of their second album, The Moon Lit Our Path, which will be released on June 16th. So far we have been graced with the serene new cover artwork and the first track of the upcoming album, titled Carvings In The Door, which I will place below so you can revel within. I’ve all but made it clear that I found their first release to be perfect and Tempel have stated that this next release will outshine the debut. I for one cannot wait for this album to do exactly that. — Lacertilian


The Armed

Untitled – Out June 23rd through No Rest Until Ruin

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Detroit, Michigan’s punk/hardcore outfit The Armed have been consistently putting out releases for the past 5 years and they just recently released the details for their upcoming album Untitled. The effort features Baptists drummer extraordinaire Nick Yacyschyn laying waste to the drum kit while Kurt Ballou (Converge) handled the recording duties at God City Studios. That combination of talent should have you foaming at the mouth in anticipation. The Armed are no strangers to having good drummers on their recordings, having Chris Pennie (ex – Dillinger Escape Plan) lend his talents to several of their previous releases. Fans of the aggressive side of Dillinger Escape Plan will likely enjoy The Armed’s relentless brand of frantic hardcore. To gear yourself up for this album check out the new video for Forever Scum below. You vinyl afficionados may get upset at the unfortunate outcome that this record player received but just know it was all for the cause of creating this simple yet elegant visual of The Armed’s sound. If the video is not enough to hold you over, head over to Bandcamp and check out their discography, which is very much along the lines of this new song. You can also stab here and get a brief sampling of some drum tracking which showcases Nick’s tremendous talents. — Ron Deuce


CZARFACE

Every Hero Needs A Villain – out on June 16th through Brick Records

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Back in 2013, 7L & Esoteric teamed up with Inspectah Deck, along with a bunch of well known guests, including Ghostface Killah, Vinnie Paz, Cappadonna, Action Bronson and DJ Premier to produce an interesting record loosely built around a concept, titled CZARFACE. The album was a refreshing mix which contained well-produced beats and cohesive flow coupled with an overlying theme of comic-book heroes and artwork. 7L & Esoteric had worked with Deck previously on some tracks back either side of the year 2000, with 7L providing the production and turntable skills and Esoteric laying down his diverse yet accurately honed rhymes. Anyone who has kept up to date with Inpsectah Deck’s recent work would know he has kept his sword sharp through penning creative verses and performing with style, helping maintain his relevance to the scene, which is more than what can be said for many of his generation’s contemporaries and even fellow swordsmen.

If you’re looking for something to tide you over until RTJ3 or to make up for the fairly disappointing ‘final’ Wu-Tang Clan album, then CZARFACE’s second outing will almost certainly do the trick, with guests such as MF Doom, Method Man (see Nightcrawler below), R.A. The Rugged Man, JuJu (The Beatnuts), Large Professor and this lizard’s fave GZA. Every Hero Needs A Villain drops June 16th, the following pre-release track should be enough to pique your interest if you are that way inclined, but I would definitely recommend checking out the entire first album in preparation. I still let it play through if it comes up because it’s just that good. — Lacertilian

  • Tyree
    • Which is why you should combine the two.
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ienv1rBZFyc

      • Kevin Nash & Friends

        I hate this song so much.

      • Oscar Meyer’s Wiener Ate Putin
        • KJM

          DIE

          • Oscar Meyer’s Wiener Ate Putin

            Gah, Limp Bizkit doesn’t know how to play that one right. It’s fucking 2 chords!

          • One small ding on an otherwise perfect band!

          • Kevin Nash & Friends

            Jimmy plz!

          • Oscar Meyer’s Wiener Ate Putin

            I look forward to their next technical blackened prog death metal assault!

          • KJM

            o_O

      • KJM

        Fucking ‘Borrower’ hands…

      • Vegglampe

        Add djent and cringy lyrics, and you have yourself a masterpiece. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qJrEBqTCK50

    • KJM

      Dean Ambrose sez

      • Kevin Nash & Friends

        It seems like something Ambrose would say. I’m still pissed that he lost by DQ.

        • KJM

          I haven’t watched it yet, but isn’t that kind of up in the air? One ref sez yes, the other sez no.

          • Kevin Nash & Friends

            It might be but I could be wrong.

          • KJM

            Gonna watch it this afternoon when I have time and the proper ‘supplies’.

          • Kevin Nash & Friends

            It was good except for the tag title EC match.

  • Howard Dean
    • Dagon

      Did you catch the Doom Snake Cult reissue?

      • KJM

        Good stuff.

        • Dagon

          Same vocalist in both DSC and Goatlord.

      • Howard Dean

        Yessir. Picked up the CD. It’s fucking tight. Love it. Yosuke and NWN! has been killing it recently with reissues of old school classics: Doom Snake Cult, Goatlord demos, even another repress of Blasphemy’s Fallen Angel of Doom. Good shit.

        • Tyree

          I need to get my hands on a physical copy of Fallen Angel of Doom…

          Vinyl that is.

    • Howard Dean

      Wow, 2 downvotes already on this comment. Interesting. I see the touchy assholes are already out and about bright and early this Monday morning. Cheers, fuckfaces!

      • Scrimm

        Wtf

    • CT-12

      I like how the “Awesome song I found” in the beginning hahaha

  • Kevin Nash & Friends

    I enjoyed the new Wu Tang Clan album. That Czarface is good though.

  • Ron! This The Armed is awesome. The oozing bass lines sounds excellent and the punk riffing from the middle of the song sounds melodic, but it’s still noisy in the background. I’m checking older songs too!

    And Lizard knows he have my heart with that Tempel song!

    Great Preparing, my friends! Thanks for the recommendations.

    • Their whole catalog is pretty solid, not much to dislike about anything they’ve put out.

      • Thank you, I’m going to #Doomload a album to check it full.

        • Wish I could recommend one but they’re all pretty and they don’t have a bad release.

        • Their Spreading Joy EP is a favorite of mine. And its like 8 minutes.

          • I will make a grind one-man band called Masturbación Adolescente. And I will make a 2 minute EP called Premature Eyaculation.

          • Oh man, that’s definitely going to have to end mid-song.

    • Dagon

      You can download all of The Armed’s output so far for free. It’s great for jungle dwellers and residents of inflation-ridden countries.

      • JAJAJAJA!!

        I was going to say the same: “THE ARMED DOESN’T WANT MY FILTHY BOLÍVARES, THEY’RE AWESOME!”

  • KJM

    Czarface >>>>>>

    • Kevin Nash & Friends

      I am enjoying this Czarface so much.

  • Guacamole Jim

    Excellent recommendations, Mr. Deuce & The Lizard! Tempel is seriously rocking. Czarface is seriously bumping. The Armed I’ve never heard before, but I can dig it mightily.

    http://cdn.rsvlts.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/Approval-thumbs-up-GIF-36.gif

    • Oscar Meyer’s Wiener Ate Putin

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CHpvxgzGw34

      Haven’t we all had moments like this?

    • Guacamole Jim

      No wait!! I have heard The Armed before. I recognize the video. Did Big Poppa Joe post them in the FB group?

      • I believe it was da fishgod but The Armed jamz me mightily.

        • Guacamole Jim

          They jam mightily, to be sure. That fucking fishgod. Always up on the tasty jams.

          • Dagon

            Up in yo jam Is where you might find me
            Laying that, playing that G thang

          • Laying that, playing that G thang in the brazilian rainforest, you will find a certain Fishgod jamming some fuzzy stoner merol.

      • The fishgod did a post about them a couple weeks ago. The video and song were both standout material.

      • I did.

  • Oscar Meyer’s Wiener Ate Putin

    Definitely liking this Tempel stuff so far! Kinda reminds me of Moonsorrow with a bit of Pelican.

  • Kevin Nash & Friends

    Speaking of rap can Public Enemy release a new album already? It’s been three years since they released the last two studio albums and I want a new one to be released.

    • KJM

      They haven’t put out a truly great album in decades.

      • Kevin Nash & Friends

        I enjoyed the album from 2007 with the really long, confusing name.

        • KJM

          Don’t let Chuck D know I said that(he follows me on Twitter).

          • Kevin Nash & Friends

            I won’t.

      • Oscar Meyer’s Wiener Ate Putin

        The last one was excellent.

        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nGT90FIWL0Q

        • KJM

          Gotta admit, this track is pretty bumpin’.

        • CT-12

          Public Enemy’s back catalogue is untouchable, but this is just so weak in comparison to me. The last album of there’s I enjoyed was the “He Got Game” soundtrack

          • Oscar Meyer’s Wiener Ate Putin

            Check the newest one.

          • CT-12

            The Evil Empire of Everything?

          • Oscar Meyer’s Wiener Ate Putin

            Yep

          • CT-12

            I’ve been listening for the last few minutes, this actually sounds insanely better than I thought it was going to be. Thanks for the rec dude.

          • Oscar Meyer’s Wiener Ate Putin

            No problemo. 🙂

    • Oscar Meyer’s Wiener Ate Putin

      When they get Flavor Flav out of jail once again, sure. He got arrested yet again a couple of weeks ago.

      • Kevin Nash & Friends

        I heard about that.

      • KJM

        Not to make excuses for him, but his Mom died recently. That must be fucking with him pretty bad.

        • Kevin Nash & Friends

          Damn. I didn’t know that.

        • Oscar Meyer’s Wiener Ate Putin

          That could be it too. He’s had a long history of arrests long before that, though.

          • KJM

            I know, and I definitely won’t excuse his history of domestic violence or neglecting child support. That shit is inexcusable.

  • Dagon

    Flawless debuts: Saturndust’s s/t; Queens Of The Stone Age s/t (might be fanboyism); Metallica’s Kill ‘Em All; Run The Jewels s/t, among others.

    • KJM

      Deloused In The Comatorium by The Mars Volta
      Vivid by Living Colour

      • Dagon

        Led Zeppelin I
        Black Sabbath s/t

    • Boston’s debut

      • KJM

        In many ways, Third Stage is the far superior album.

    • Kevin Nash & Friends

      My favorite debut is either Are You Experienced or Enter The 36 Chambers.

      • Dagon

        Good choices. Doggystyle was the shit too.

    • Lacertilian

      I’m with you on Saturndust, Kill ‘Em All, Led Zeppelin I and Black Sabbath.
      Good calls there FishyOne.

  • Void Dweller

    No rap, no thank you.

  • For those hip hop fans who haven’t heard the 1st Czarface, do yourself a favor and check it out. Good songs, good beats, good rhymes – it’s got it all. Expect this next one to be just as good.

  • zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

    Clintons did 911

    • KJM

      Bill Clinton bought 7-11, and ate every burger in the place.

      • Oscar Meyer’s Wiener Ate Putin

        Monica Lewinsky’s blowjobs melted steel beams.

        • Kevin Nash & Friends

          DED.

          • Oscar Meyer’s Wiener Ate Putin

            RIP, cum stains on her blue dress.

            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uZDpHBTG7o4

            Depeche Mode is responsible for ISIS.

          • Kevin Nash & Friends

            KJU plz! You know I love Depeche Mode!

          • Oscar Meyer’s Wiener Ate Putin

            Same here! Have you heard ‘Delta Machine’?

          • Kevin Nash & Friends

            Yes. I enjoyed it. I still want the Live In Berlin set they released.

          • Oscar Meyer’s Wiener Ate Putin

            Last album I listened to on my way out of Chicago. Awwwwww, memories!

          • Oscar Meyer’s Wiener Ate Putin
          • KJM

            WREKT

        • KJM

          zzzzzz sees “The Dress” as blue. In fact, he sees every dress as blue. ^_^

      • Tyree
        • KJM

          Wow, looks like some tasty stuff in that store.

          • Tyree

            It’s really incredible. Luckily they are everywhere here. I think they are mainly located here in Pennsylvania and go down as far as NC.

          • Oscar Meyer’s Wiener Ate Putin

            Looks like Wawa on steroids.

          • Tyree

            Pretty much, Wawa is probably second place for me though.

          • Oscar Meyer’s Wiener Ate Putin

            Lol, I just got back from there a couple of hours ago on a beer run. Haven’t tried their food, and kinda afraid to. Beer prices are alot better than alot of the places here though.

          • Tyree

            The food at Wawa is ok. I’ve gotten hotdogs and meatball subs from there before.

            Edit: Tour food.

          • Kevin Nash & Friends

            There’s a Quickchek across the river from me. I’ve never been to Wawa though.

          • Pagliacci is Kvlt O)))

            I’d give the nod to Wawa over Sheetz, but I think it’s only because my two closest Sheetz are in shitty areas (Wilkes-Barre and Hazleton) and the two closest Wawas are in decent locations (Kidder Township and Blakeslee).

          • Tyree

            Aw yeah. I’ve been to some pretty awful Sheetz. Ebensburg area has some pretty shady ones.

          • KJM

            It’s bad enough that I can score unlimited ready to eat tendies at my local supermarket. I’d be a seriously fat fuck(instead of just kinda fat) if that store was near me.

          • Tyree

            Hhaha yeah. I drive by oneit everyday to work, it takes a fuck ton of will power not to stop in every morning and evening.

    • zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

      all over the internet–people are telling the Clintons to fuck off—

      the lib that is secretly working for the splc=Clinton
      the person that tries to imply you are racist–cuz you don’t like rap=Clinton

      911 truth movement brings down the Clintons forever
      -000
      end racist harassment on the internet
      —–
      10-10-01
      mossad agents (u.n) arrested–trying to blow up the Mexican natl parliament building—with bombs// and fake Pakistani passports
      reported all over the world—-banned in pro Rockefeller media—to advance pre planned war agenda

      monica Lewinsky “scandal” as pre planned psyop–to place Clinton in media/attack against integrity of u.s. presidency
      fuck those motherfuckers!!

      • zzzzzzzzz do you think Hillary Clinton can win the presidency of the Estados Unidos de Norteamérica?

        • Tyree
          • zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

            ted nugent=pro Clintons
            piss on that motherfucker!!

          • KJM

            Really? He’s pro-Clinton? That’s news to me.

          • Tyree

            Yeah, I’m going to have to say a HUGE “Nope” to that.

            http://aattp.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/Ted+Nugent+ted_the_hunter.jpg

          • zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

            I know it seems like he’s cool—-but that’s how Clinton style lying works

          • Tyree

            Politics are confusing.

          • KJM

            Yeah, that’s why I would just prefer to discuss music here really. Don’t know how many times I have to shout out in all caps that “I HATE BILL CLINTON” before some of our more confused posters get it.

          • zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

            no one asked you—
            yer not the master of speech/human dialogue—-people are free to talk about the Clintons—-any way they want

          • KJM

            Perhaps a glass of warm milk and a nap would help?

          • Tyree
          • KJM

            Well, I am trying to be nice…

          • zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

            yer momma

          • KJM

            Yer Grandad on your poppa’s side twice removed.

            Biatch.

          • zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

            911 truth movement > the clintons

          • Oscar Meyer’s Wiener Ate Putin

            Go fuck my mom!

          • Oscar Meyer’s Wiener Ate Putin
          • KJM

            Anyone who thinks the President is the be all-end all of our political system is clueless.

          • Oscar Meyer’s Wiener Ate Putin

            How dare you take W. and Howard Dean’s name in vain! That’s a paddlin’!

            http://forgifs.com/gallery/d/221122-2/Truck-spanking-show-off.gif

          • JW(E)G

            To be fair, it’s mostly projecting by people who’d like exactly that to be true if Their Guy won.

            Meanwhile, you’ve got Ted Cruz birthers, and a faction of people who think that Obama is literally days from suspending the constitution and invading “America” through the southern Texas border. So generally it’s not a good idea to take *any* political musings borne of conspiracy and/or closed-network “research” seriously.

          • KJM

            Chomsky sez(paraphrase) “The first question you should always ask when you read/hear/see something in the media is “Wait a minute, is this true?”

            It seems so obvious yet this simple piece of common sense eludes so many.

          • (I started The Wire last night. Is good so far.)

          • Tyree

            You are in for one hell of a ride. Enjoy.

          • Oscar Meyer’s Wiener Ate Putin

            I’m gonna FINALLY watch it after all these years, once I get my queue of movies and TV done.

          • My character LOOOOOVES to drink.

          • Bummer he didn’t shoot his dick off.

          • KJM

            It’s probably a squirt gun.

          • Oscar Meyer’s Wiener Ate Putin

            Do I finally get a featured comment for my masterpiece? :-p

          • Oscar Meyer’s Wiener Ate Putin

            FTFY!

          • zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

            fake “gun control” cliché guy—-is allowed to appear on the simpson

            anti gun “controlled opposition”–

            people are learning —he is just a media pawn
            0—-
            people have figured out yer bullshit

          • KJM
          • JAJAJAJA!! that reggaeton horn again!

          • KJM

            That’s pretty much my go-to reply for zzzzzz now when I don’t have a blue dress or yo mama joke handy.

          • zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

            911 truth movement > internet diversion tactics

          • I’m so sad that I don’t live in North América:

            “THIS MAN REPRESENTS EVERYTHING I STAND FOR. HE REPRESENTS FREEDOM, TRUTH
            AND THE AMERICAN DREAM WHICH WE INHERITED FROM OUR FOREFATHERS. HE IS
            AN AMERICAN NATIONAL LIVING TREASURE AND DESERVES THE HIGHEST ACCOLADE.
            HE SPEAKS THE TRUTH AND HE SAYS WHAT EVERY AMERICAN IS AFRAID TO SAY. HE
            SHOULD BE THE NEXT PRESIDENT OF THIS GREAT NATION. I TAKE OFF MY HAT TO
            HIM. YOU ARE EITHER WITH HIM, OR YOUR ARE WITH THE TERRORISTS. GOD
            BLESS UNCLE TED, GOD BLESS AMERICA”.

            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vHDA5nHlDrQ

          • KJM

            Guns and underage girls for everybody!!

        • zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

          everyone dislikes her and her bullshit commie agenda—-as far as anyone with intelligence is concerned—of course there is talk that the elections have been fixed for awhile—and that the only reason that dubya bush got into office–is cuz he outcheated them

          people are really turning on to the 911 truth movement lately

          another big change—in people Ive talked to—is …
          since that duggar scandal on TLC –people understand that the media is fucked–a lot more accurately
          0000
          people are coming around more to the ‘anti msm” vibe a lot more

          fuck those motherfuckers!!

        • KJM

          She’ll win(unfortunately), but I’m still pulling for Bernie Sanders to yoink the nomination out from under her.

          • The W.

            I like Sanders.

          • Well, at least you will not get a pseudo-“socialist” that will transform EEUU into a real State Capitalism along propaganda bombarding and cult of personality.

          • zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

            yer a libtard shill—-it’s yer job to say that Hillary is going to win—and then try to pretend that youre ”regular’

            people are learning—notice no one asked “you” what you think about anything—-ever
            cuz it’s real apparent that yer a disingenuous robot/shill piece of dogshit—Clinton employee—illegal internet harassment
            people are rising above the libtard internet paradigm—and using it against them

          • KJM
          • zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

            shill technique—by Clinton employed douchebag

            people have a right to be against the splc/Clinton douchebags

            god bless the usa
            free speech > Clinton employed internet shills

          • Oscar Meyer’s Wiener Ate Putin

            Don’t bet on it. She’s already losing the feminist votes. She doesn’t exactly speak for lower class women, especially Black and Hispanic women. And her voting record, and record in general doesn’t exactly bowl people over. She’s as calculating as it gets, and that’s how she lost against Obama.

            http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2015/04/12/22/277F75F200000578-3036149-image-a-4_1428875928445.jpg

          • KJM

            I hope that’s the case. She’ll be more than happy to start more Mid East wars and continue policies that fuck over working class people.

          • Oscar Meyer’s Wiener Ate Putin

            Eh, I’m not voting either way, unless Link or Lewis Black runs for president.

          • Jesse Ventura FTW!

          • KJM

            Iron Sheik for President!!!

          • Oscar Meyer’s Wiener Ate Putin

            New Jack For President!

          • Tyree
          • Oscar Meyer’s Wiener Ate Putin

            I think Navy SEALS will argue that, considering he sued the widow of a guy who kicked his ass!

          • KJM

            I always vote no matter how shitty the choices are. I’ll vote 3rd party if Clinton get the nom.

          • Oscar Meyer’s Wiener Ate Putin

            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=efKguI0NFek

            I in good conscience can’t put in someone who I know will inherently fuck things up.

          • INDUBITABEARD

            We’ve already been talking about becoming expats if our only choices are a bush and a clinton.

          • KJM

            Can’t say I blame ya.

  • JamesGrimm

    Tempel are fantastic.

    • came to say same

    • Oscar Meyer’s Wiener Ate Putin

      Yep!

  • JW(E)G

    What I like most about being given three choices at once, is that my odds are immediately raised that I’ll find at least one thing I like.

    I gravitated toward Czarface solely due to the 80s-comic cover art. I had to assume it’s meant to be deliberately terrible even for 80’s standards, though (parody thereof?).

    Also, I thought of this: http://static.comicvine.com/uploads/original/13/132162/2546621-tick_chairface.png

  • That’s a paddlin’

    Enjoying the Tempel fer sure.