OPEN SWIM: MLK Day 2016 Edition

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Last year in honor of Martin Luther King Jr., the man J. Edgar Hoover knew fondly as “the most notorious liar in the world”, we held an open swim wherein we encouraged you to share with us your favorite bands that help show that metal is not a “whites only” club. Bring us your Asian Sensations, your Hispanic Fantastics, your Native Creatives, and your African Ass-Kickers.

This is the only post we’ll run today, so let’s spend it honoring the legacy of a dude who was seen as such a threat to the United States government that they tried to blackmail him into committing suicide.

“I have a dream, that someday little black boys and little black girls can join hands with little white boys and little white girls, and run hand in hand to their local music store, buy drums and guitars, and shred together in unity and harmony.”
– Martin Luther King Jr., probably idk lol





  • Edward/Breegrodamus™

    There’s no better time to be an Oxbow fan, as their long awaited seventh studio album The Thin Black Duke should be out this year!

    • Dubs

      I’ve been waiting for you to write about this band so that I can properly enjoy them.

      • Edward/Breegrodamus™

        It may help you to learn Couch Slut got their name from an Oxbow lyric from their 2002 album An Evil Heat, of this I am fairly certain.

        I got couch sluts of every stripe, sir, boys and girls and the in-between types

        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_XGy8uculGc

        • Dagon

          It’s like noise rock with rap lyrics but with a trans twist

          • Edward/Breegrodamus™

            Fish God!

          • Dagon

            Eduardo!

          • Edward/Breegrodamus™

            What’s up!

          • Dagon

            Wrapping up applying for residency. I only have one interview on the 20th and then I’ll be done. Results come in early Feb, if I pass I’ll move to São Paulo around mid-late Feb.

            It will be good to have a schedule again haha. You?

          • Edward/Breegrodamus™

            I had orientation all last week, and my first staff meeting and training shift at the house I will be working at. I have a few more training shifts this week plus I have to take a medication class on Wednesday. I start full time weekends next weekend, so this week will be especially long with the trainings and working thirty hours next weekend. I’m stoked though! I met my supervisor and some coworkers and all four of my clients. I’m waiting to hear back from school, I’m hoping I hear by March or so.

          • more beer

            I can help you with the medication class. The best ones say this is a controlled substance on the bottle.

          • Dagon

            Are you gonna handle both the job and school? I know you’re gonna get the call / letter from them.

          • Edward/Breegrodamus™

            Yeah, if I get accepted into school I’m gonna have to just handle both for awhile.

    • EDWARD! EDWARD! EDWARD! EDWARD!

      • Edward/Breegrodamus™

        GL!

        What’s up?

        • Working today. Saving some time up for baby arrival. Buncha other stressful family health stuff. No fun :/

          • Edward/Breegrodamus™

            Getting ready to have a baby is a stressful time huh? I haven’t had the experience, yet.

          • The baby is stressful, indeed. It is the other stress of my grandma getting a pacemaker today, my grandma inlaw getting a cancer mass removed from her colon, and my father in law having chronic kidney failure. All in the span of a week.

          • : (

          • Edward/Breegrodamus™

            Ah man, I am sorry to hear that GL.

          • Kinda tough to find ppl to talk to about it, since every family member is tied up. The wife is having a hard go of all of it. It is just shitty. Trying to get my jams on today, though! Rocking with Dokken!

          • El Jefe Ross

            This might help cheer your spirits. This is a Clutch song with the lyric “Rockin with Dokken” in it.

            https://youtu.be/tmnXqjM4v0g

          • On it. Thanks

          • Hammerdong Von Spookypoop

            Vinnie Appice (Black Sabbath’s ex drummer, of course) has a new thing with Clutch’s singer, btw.

            http://www.blabbermouth.net/news/clutch-frontman-ex-black-sabbath-drummer-join-forces-in-dunsmuir/

          • El Jefe Ross

            I’ve heard about this and I’m pretty excited, Brad Davis from Fu Manchu is in on it as well.

          • Worth checking out at least.

          • El Jefe Ross

            Hell yes it is.

          • Hammerdong Von Spookypoop

            Damn, that’s a fuckload of a weight that got dropped on you and everyone involved. Hope it all turns out for the better.

          • Dubs

            We are with the Lynch clan.

    • Excellent title.

      • Edward/Breegrodamus™

        It didn’t occur to me at first that it was a spin on David Bowie’s persona because I’m not that much of an expert on Bowie.

        http://www.cvltnation.com/waiting-for-oxbow-the-thin-black-duke/

        • Station To Station is my favorite Bowie album so the reference stands out.

          • Edward/Breegrodamus™

            At this time in his life, Bowie said that he lived on “red peppers, cocaine, and milk“.

          • And he went to Berlin(the cocaine and heroin capital of Europe at the time) to get clean, and it worked. O_O

  • Super Nintendo Chalmers

    I like my metal like I like my coffee.

    Black.

    Nah, seriously, South American and organic.

  • El Jefe Ross

    One of the greatest albums of all time, of any genre.

    https://youtu.be/Ga5ZbMMZ6Hk

    • Hammerdong Von Spookypoop

      Indeed!

  • King Shit of Fuck Mountain
  • COAL ROLL
    • Hammerdong Von Spookypoop

      Woohoo, the InfantMetal ban is over! Break your Toilet chains and toss aside your shackles, fellow weebs!

      • COAL ROLL

        you just gotta know how to find the loopholes in the rules bruh

        • Hammerdong Von Spookypoop

          Hence why I type in InfantMetal, rather than incurring the wrath you’ve just unleashed.

    • FLAGGED

      • COAL ROLL

        thanks GL

      • COAL ROLL

        yo GL spinning this guy today

        • that one is my fav 🙂

          • COAL ROLL

            mine too

    • Janitor Jim Duggan

      Y u do dis?

  • Bury Your Dead – Without You. Terry had a killer voice.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zKoavGpW0OE

  • El Jefe Ross

    Body Count, Body Motherfuckin Count

    https://youtu.be/IgPqUx4c9-M

  • I still remember my first listen of CAFO. Still dope!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NmfzWpp0hMc

    GL

    • TheCheezFace
      • The whole album is clutch!

        • El Jefe Ross

          Did someone say Clutch?

          • You are shifting topics. Try to stay on point!

          • El Jefe Ross

            Sorry, reading clutch gets my gears turning.

        • Arhyswehaveasshtoninshingmeats

          Their last one is also very good.

    • they put on a great show live, with pulsing visuals. really sucks one in.

  • Hammerdong Von Spookypoop
    • FrankWhiteKingOfNY

      A physical copy of this album is nearly impossible to find at a reasonable price nowadays. Still trying to figure out why this classic has such a weak distribution.

      • I’m guessing you’re talking about the vinyl version?

        • FrankWhiteKingOfNY

          Vinyl and CD versions are both hard to find. And when I do find them, they’re expensive as fuck.

          • Fuck, you’re not kidding. Just looked around. Shit is hard to find for a decent price.

          • FrankWhiteKingOfNY

            Especially seeing how easy Effigy or S/T are to find. Having a physical copy of Pierced in my collection is beginning to feel like a necessity. Maybe I’ll throw in a few bucks when why planned bank robbery goes well.

      • Hammerdong Von Spookypoop

        Probably because Roadrunner’s long forgot about their death metal catalog.

  • El Jefe Ross

    Katon W. De Pena – still keeping it real

    https://youtu.be/8lKSbbMjL_g

  • 365ChaosRiddenDays
    • Mike Smith is a beast of a drummer. Not sure what ever happened to him. Sort of just disappeared from metal.

      • King Shit of Fuck Mountain

        I think he had a falling out with Suffocation.

        • I think I remember that now that you mention it. For a black guy, I have to say he’s got one of the whitest names ever.

          • Paddlin’ Rites ov Beargod

            He plays in Synesis Absorption, I think. although they’ve released next to nothing, I think.

          • BobLoblaw

            Im sure still teaching a ton as well.

      • BobLoblaw

        Indeed, Terrance Hobbs’ leads are maddening as well.

      • 365ChaosRiddenDays

        Indeed, I’m not sure where that guy is now, indeed seems completely disappeared from Metal, great loss.

  • KXM, ft Doug Pinnick! GL! Ray Luzier!

    I will have peanut butter with jams!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cD40-CJljas

    • CyberneticOrganism

      Goddamn, that bass tone

      • All the songs on the LP are worthy of a listen, if you have not tried them yet.

        GL

      • Wow, you’re right!

  • dr.derelict
    • Sir Tapir The Based

    • Edward/Breegrodamus™
      • dr.derelict

        DG is so far outside of my musical wheelhouse that I can’t explain why I find them so compelling. Aside from the brilliant lyrics, of course.

        • Edward/Breegrodamus™

          I know a lot of people whose opinions on music that I believe to be credible that think they are trash. I’ve loved them pretty much the whole time they have been making music. The release of Jenny Death even made me appreciate Government Plates and the first half of The Powers That B a lot more. (Naming that album causes a flag on this site, lol) Group is outstanding live, too.

  • Hammerdong Von Spookypoop

    Non-metal, but RIP Blowfly (first rapper ever to get a song banned, and singer of such classics as ‘Electronic Pussy Sucker’). He passed yesterday.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=1&v=g8rxLmh3TFY

  • Sir Tapir The Based

    Mystifier>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

    • That safety pin on his crotch looks… er… safe.

      • King Shit of Fuck Mountain
        • King Shit of Fuck Mountain
        • He sounds a lot like Iron Maidens original signer. I like

          • King Shit of Fuck Mountain

            You mean Paul Di’Anno?

          • Yessir

          • King Shit of Fuck Mountain

            I don’t hear that at all. Oh well, glad you dig it.

          • Stylistically. Not a ton, just a bit. Neat tunes for sure, though.

          • King Shit of Fuck Mountain

            Gotcha.

        • Phoenix of the House Tendies

          Best band.

          They have a new one coming out either this month or next. Stoked.

      • Janitor Jim Duggan

        That’s very dangerous if you want kids.

    • Hammerdong Von Spookypoop

      Screamin’ Jay Hawkins?

      • King Shit of Fuck Mountain

        Black Death.

        • Hammerdong Von Spookypoop

          Lol, I know. I was joking.

  • That “Vacant Throne” song is actually a song by another band, and not the Vacant Throne that should be here

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

  • Hammerdong Von Spookypoop

    Some nice, blasphemous Saudi Arabian black metal (or could be a couple of pasty white guys from Idaho, but as far as anyone knows, they’re from Saudi Arabia):

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Trlz9C9vpEM

    • Edward/Breegrodamus™

      There was another band that was allegedly from Iraq or Iran, with a female vocalist. It turns out they had reported a lot of false information, but I thought some of their songs that were out were pretty good.

      • Hammerdong Von Spookypoop

        Yeah, I heard about that on Vice a while back. I have my doubts about these guys really being in Saudi Arabia like they claim (more than likely, they’re second generation Saudi-American at most), but it’s fun to play along I guess.

        • BLACKBEARD UNFILTERED

          Fucking Ghost Bath

          • Hammerdong Von Spookypoop

            What about them?

          • Edward/Breegrodamus™

            I hate to admit it, but that was comedy to me.

          • I guess I missed it. Did someone figure out who Ghost Bath actually is?

          • BLACKBEARD UNFILTERED

            Its GL

          • You are GL.

          • BLACKBEARD UNFILTERED

            Nope, im McNulty (and Gorak)

          • BB Plz!

            JJD

          • BLACKBEARD UNFILTERED

            GAH

            zzzzzzzzzzz

          • EVERYONE LOVES ANIME

            -no one ever

          • Edward/Breegrodamus™

            Yeah. They’re white dudes from North Dakota. They claimed to be from mainland China.

          • Hammerdong Von Spookypoop

            It’s Abe Vegoda.

          • HessianHunter

            4 white dudes from Minot, North Dakota

        • Edward/Breegrodamus™

          Seeds of Iblis, I think this the alleged band!

          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tMj2WSvwFyo

          • Hammerdong Von Spookypoop

            I was thinking of that band OFF, who got busted for the same thing.

    • I’m really digging this, thanks Supreme Leader!

      • Hammerdong Von Spookypoop

        Awesome, and de nada!

    • I didn’t know you had this in you, buddy.

    • Dave Vincent’s Perm
      • Hammerdong Von Spookypoop

        Good pick!

  • Nativian Taco
    • Dagon

      A million upvotes. A milly.

  • Dagon

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2R6S5CJWlco

    Not heavy but they did have some good songs back in the day.

    • I love this song, brother.

    • Hammerdong Von Spookypoop

      Fuck yeah, haven’t heard them in ages!!!!! Good, bouncy dance rock.

    • RJA

      The first record was really good and unfortunately all downhill from there.

      • Zeke

        Was just going to say this. A real shame. I even liked the electro remix of the first album

        • RJA

          Their second record was decent. I heard some terrible things about their new one but have not heard for myself.

  • Relevant for multiple reasons.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XZGiVzIr8Qg

  • BLACKBEARD UNFILTERED
    • Hammerdong Von Spookypoop

      Their singer won the race for Taipei’s legislator. Soooooooooooooo probably no new Chthonic for quite a while.

      • Waynecro

        Doris Yeh can be legislator of my heart. She won my vote with her LED-equipped fretboard.

        • Hammerdong Von Spookypoop

          I’d definitely let her fart in my Cheerios anytime!

          • Waynecro

            I’ve never heard that one before. Hilarious, man.

          • Janitor Jim Duggan

            I wouldn’t let anyone fart in my cereal. That’s just wrong.

          • Waynecro

            Yeah, cereal has way too many carbs.

          • Janitor Jim Duggan

            I love my Reese’s Puffs.

          • Waynecro

            I’m a big fan of Cinnamon Toast Crunch.

          • Janitor Jim Duggan

            I used to enjoy it but I ate it too often. Now I enjoy other cereals like Cap’n Crunch. Why can’t Mrs. Butterworth make a cereal that tastes like maple syrup? It’s a smart idea.

          • Waynecro

            Dude, that is a good idea. Until someone makes that happen, you could just pour maple syrup over your cereal. That’s a nutrition nightmare, though.

          • more beer

            He considers a Mexican chain restaurant fine dinning. He has zero issues with nutritional nightmares.

          • Waynecro

            I miss fast food. I know it’s garbage, but it tastes so good.

          • BLACKBEARD UNFILTERED

            Im very guilty of eating it once in a while at work

          • Waynecro

            I miss Jack in the Box and regret not going there to get an eggnog milkshake during the holidays.

          • BLACKBEARD UNFILTERED

            Bojangles has dope biscuits when you go to the right one. Course theyre only in the south

          • Waynecro

            Never heard of it. I like the biscuits at Popeye’s Chicken, but I haven’t been there in ages.

          • BLACKBEARD UNFILTERED

            I only know where one popeyes is. Not a big chain herr

          • Waynecro

            I think the food is pretty good. They have naked (unbreaded) chicken strips that I can eat on my low-carb diet. They’re pretty awesome.

          • more beer

            What is truly scary is shit they put in the bread is what is the worst thing for you. I try not to eat that shit but it’s hard not running from job site to job site.

          • Waynecro

            Not to mention concerns about employees wiping their genitals on or spitting in the food.

          • more beer

            Never be a dick to the people who preparing and serving your food.

          • BLACKBEARD UNFILTERED

            I guess im the only one livin that #raisinbrancrunchlyfe

            Except i never eat cereal

          • Waynecro

            I don’t eat cereal much these days either. A lot of bros eat rice-based cereal after lifting, though.

          • BLACKBEARD UNFILTERED

            Pickle juice, then Beer is my after workout snack

          • Waynecro

            Pickle juice = great salad dressing.

          • BLACKBEARD UNFILTERED

            Its tasty, assuming you eat the right kind of pickles

          • Waynecro

            I like most pickles. The only pickle I didn’t like was Japanese pickled eggplant. It was just weird.

          • BLACKBEARD UNFILTERED
          • Waynecro

            Costco sells a gallon of pickles for less than $4.00, but there’s no room in my fridge for the container.

          • Hammerdong Von Spookypoop

            Some people like bananas or strawberries in their cereal, and I prefer hot chick farts in mine. Tomato tamatoe.

          • Janitor Jim Duggan

            I don’t put anything in my cereal because I don’t eat plain cereal. I like cereal with flavor.

          • Hammerdong Von Spookypoop

            That’s where the hot chick farts come in. Gives it a bologna and Limburger flavor.

          • Waynecro

            Bologna is one of my favorite foods. Associating its flavor with farts makes me sad.

          • Hammerdong Von Spookypoop

            Why should it? Farts and bologna go together like chocolate and peanut butter, or meth and hunting.

          • Waynecro

            I prefer the pairing of bologna and cheese product. I wish I had a fried-bologna sandwich right about now.

          • BLACKBEARD UNFILTERED

            Bologna is the fart of deli meats bro

          • Waynecro

            Bologna’s nobility is rivaled by only its humility.

          • BLACKBEARD UNFILTERED

            Humility is for the weak!

            Just ask the delicious ham, turkey, and bacon sub i made last night!

          • Waynecro

            Bragging isn’t necessary when you’re truly great. I like bologna with stuff–olives, jalapenos, pimentos–in it.

    • Waynecro

      I like this band.

  • BLACKBEARD UNFILTERED
  • Janitor Jim Duggan

    How has Living Colour not shown up?

    • Be the change you want to see in the toilet, bub.
      But you shouldn’t reach into the toilet to pick up change, that’s a bad idea.

      • Janitor Jim Duggan

        Id put a link but I’m on my phone. I’ll find a link soon.

        • Hallo!

          • Sir Tapir The Based

            Looks like the Link found JJD instead.

          • That’s my magic! 😀

          • Sir Tapir The Based

            Finding JJD is your magic? I think you got the short stick.

          • Uhhh, that spell went wrong!

            Have some Ulver and we will forget this bad spell episode.

            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YSwIahX6t6I

          • Sir Tapir The Based

            New Ulver live album this week AYYYY AYYYYYYY AYYYYYYYYYYY

          • I’m waiting for it too, Tapir. Are you planning to buy it on physical?

          • Sir Tapir The Based

            I’ve pre-ordered the physical copy from House of Mythology with the new KKKMO album. I only buy physical copies.

          • Excellent, man. I hope I can listen to it in full, too. Messe I.X – VI.X was a grower and a good experiment.

          • Sir Tapir The Based

            Iirc, the album is based on their improvisarional live shows from 2014. I saw them in Finland on that tour and it was a GOOOOOOOOD

          • This was my first Ulver album. I was quite surprised to learn they once played black metal.

          • Zeke

            Once played absolutely ferocious black metal

          • Oh yeah. Nattens Madrigal and Bergtatt are the shit.

          • I love the trilogy, but my heart is still with Kveldssanger.

          • PostBlackenedWhaleGaze

            Favorite Ulver album.

    • Hold on.

    • Hammerdong Von Spookypoop

      Because people are thinking “man, I want to grab that low hanging fruit, but gotta resist…………”?

      • Jimi Hendrix is low hanging fruit.

      • PostBlackenedWhaleGaze

        One of THE coolest riffs ever.

  • BobLoblaw
  • BobLoblaw
  • Dubs

    I suppose Orphaned Land counts.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zZ7A53rRhDA

  • Last year, Simon Phoenix put me in touch with this heavy metal band from Botswana:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IcPLcjnS2iM

  • Perhaps my next guitar should have these.

    http://www.zombiedust.co.uk/#!doomsters/c8f6

  • Hammerdong Von Spookypoop
    • mr dank-dank wiggle boo

      i am loosing it.

  • Hammerdong Von Spookypoop

    Lolfuckingbuttz!

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

    And yes, that’s Will Smith’s wife and her nu metal band. Gahhhhh, this was beyond horrible!

  • El Jefe Ross

    Representing Japan, BORIS.

    https://youtu.be/5t_5MEME6UU

    • Hammerdong Von Spookypoop

      Excellent choice!

      • El Jefe Ross

        It’s a good album. Punky sludge doom rock.

  • Hammerdong Von Spookypoop
    • FrankWhiteKingOfNY

      King 810 is godawful.

      • Is your name Frank in real life?

        GL

          • What movie is this?

          • Well it’s in refrence to FrankWhiteKingOfNY’s name. The King Of New York.

          • Noted!

        • FrankWhiteKingOfNY

          No it isn’t hahaha

          • Gotcha. Didn’t know if you picked your name based on your real life name.

          • FrankWhiteKingOfNY

            I just based it on Christopher Walken’s character of the Abel Ferrara movie. Coincidentally my dad’s name really is Frank!

          • Hammerdong Von Spookypoop

            It’s John Jacob Jingleheimer Schmidt.

          • Zeke

            Hey, frank, I dressed up like you for an 80s party. I wore a suit with a black turtleneck and made my hair really high

          • FrankWhiteKingOfNY

            All good. As long as you don’t forget to pay me some royalties for stealing my look!

          • more beer

            If a nickle bag gets sold in the park I want in on it!

          • FrankWhiteKingOfNY

            Absolutely. You guys got fat while everybody shtarved on the street!

      • Hammerdong Von Spookypoop

        Eh, I like the new one and ‘Anachronism’. Their debut though is lolfuckingbuttz, though.

        • FrankWhiteKingOfNY

          I’ve only listened to their debut. Just to give them a fair chance. I usually like a lot and even if I don’t like something, at least in a lot of cases I can stomach it. But that album was just painful to sit through.
          I’ve heard they slightly moved away from metal on their latest album.

          • Hammerdong Von Spookypoop

            The new one (Midwest Monsters 2) is still pretty metal, but they also got a lot of hip hop guys on there, and started adding orchestration a bit. They still have the whole ‘I’m such as hardass from Flint’ thing going on, but nowhere near as much as the debut, and a lot of the Slipknot worship’s gone away.

          • FrankWhiteKingOfNY

            I dig hip hop, but more of the old school type. Wu-Tang Clan, Cypress Hill, Mobb Deep… Maybe I’ll give their new album a try if I find the time to do so. There’s so much other stuff to listen to and revisit that interests me more.

            I may be one of the few on here that actually doesn’t mind Slipknot from a musical point of view. Their last two albums didn’t do much for me, but I still like S/T and Iowa. Of course not the most technical and progressive stuff out there, but I feel those first two albums had a warped, demented and chaotic atmosphere that made them kinda memorable. They really did sound like their own thing. Still think a song like Scissors is pretty deranged.

          • Hammerdong Von Spookypoop

            Agh, I can’t stand Slipknot. Way too gimmicky with no real music to back it up. It still sounds like angsty music for 8th graders to me.

          • FrankWhiteKingOfNY

            I think they might be my own “unpopular opinion”. I guess we all have them…
            You won’t catch me defending Five Finger Death Punch, Disturbed, Limp Bizkit, Linkin Park, Coal Chamber…though. So I really don’t know myself why it is that I get something out of some of Slipknot’s stuff.

          • I enjoy some of Slipknot’s stuff. I saw them live a few years ago at Mayhem Fest and it was absolute nuts. A live show like nothing else I’ve seen. Also, probably the loudest show I’ve ever been to, even though it was outside.

          • FrankWhiteKingOfNY

            I saw Slipknot live twice myself. Both times they were great.
            I understand why people hate them, but personally I just don’t feel that hate. Though I usually dislike most nu-metal bands. Not because these bands are nu-metal, just because they don’t do anything for me.

          • more beer

            Motorhead was louder! They made my beer jump up and down on the bar.

          • I saw Motorhead at that same festival, they were fucking great but there wasn’t too much of a crowd for them. Shame.

          • more beer

            I’ve never seen Motorhead at a festival only in clubs. They are fucking loud in a small space.

          • El Jefe Ross

          • FrankWhiteKingOfNY

            Wu-Tang is for the children.

          • El Jefe Ross

            Exactly right.

      • while i do agree for the most part, KJU has cajoled me into listening to a few newer tunes and they aren’t horrible

        • Hammerdong Von Spookypoop

          I wonder if they’re gonna do a whole album about the water over in Flint. “Dead bodies dead bodies guns guns guns don’t make me make you drink our water, boy! All my friends are dead from drinking out of the faucet”

          • more beer

            It hasn’t deaded these fools. But it has left them brain injured. Their music is proof of this.

          • Hammerdong Von Spookypoop

            To each their own!
            BTW, it got taken down? It didn’t say anything on my replies doo-hickey about it being removed, and people have been griping about Disqus fucking up today, so had to wonder.

        • FrankWhiteKingOfNY

          Will check out some of their newer tunes when I get around doing so. Based my opinion solely on their debut.

        • Sir Tapir The Based

          DISQUALIFIED

  • Hammerdong Von Spookypoop

    Representing Tunisia (which is both African and Middle Eastern, pretty much):

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H9V-AxS2kao

  • BLACKBEARD UNFILTERED

    Do we even have any black commentors?

    • Simon Phoenix

    • Paddlin’ Rites ov Beargod

      Tapir.

    • Arhyswehaveasshtoninshingmeats

      We have, I know him on facebook but not here.

    • Hammerdong Von Spookypoop

      IAmTheBlackRichters

    • Bunk Moreland

      Do novelty accounts qualify?

      • BLACKBEARD UNFILTERED

        No, Gorak

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    #realhard
    #firstworldproblems

  • Waynecro

    I’ve liked the Japanese melodic-death-metal band Serpent for a long time. Their songs are so goddamned sad. The end of this song (starting at about 4:40) breaks my heart. EVERYTHING I LOVE BREAKS MY HEART!!!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0qawT5hndpM

  • Blistering blackened death from Thailand. Former drummer of Surrender of Divinity.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8AK8x_A2Ays

  • LET US NOT FORGET HOWARD!!!!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=53IWNZereUM

    • I wuz gonna mention him but I didn’t for fear of re-exposing my poserdom.

      • BLACKBEARD UNFILTERED

        Ill poser w you.

        He also rly looks like Morpheus

        • El Jefe Ross

          I like him in his medieval attire.

      • El Jefe Ross

        Don’t worry, GL will expose your poserdom for you.

  • Let us not forget the Prince of Pop, Eddie VanHalen! wait

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

    • Janitor Jim Duggan

      Isn’t the prince of pop technically Michael Jackson? Elvis was called the King. Michael Jackson therefore is the prince of pop.

      • But that is Eddie VanHalen in the video.

      • El Jefe Ross

        And ManOwaR are the KINGS OF METAL!

      • That would make MJ Elvis’s son. I don’t see the resemblance.

        • more beer

          I am pretty positive they look exactly the same. Just like this.

          • toosoon

          • more beer

            No I beg to differ. They have both been dead long enough to look like that. Now if one was cremated that would be another story.

    • Sir Tapir The Based

      Michael Jackson <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<
      Van Halen <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<
      Put those two together and the shit will be huge!

  • Unrealated. This song rips.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1YheqqJjQNw

    • Waynecro

      I think I saw Despised Icon at the Summer Slaughter Tour many years ago.

      • Waynecro

        Drinking in cemeteries >>>>>

        • Janitor Jim Duggan

          I would never drink in a cemetery. They creep me out. I’d still drink though when I turn 21 in April.

          • Hammerdong Von Spookypoop

            You still haven’t figured out how to get someone older to buy it for you?!?!? Get with it, man!

          • Janitor Jim Duggan

            My parents are sober and my sister is a minute older than me so it’s kind of hard to find someone who will buy it for me. I’ll make sure to buy some when I turn 21.

          • Hammerdong Von Spookypoop

            You have no older friends?

          • Janitor Jim Duggan

            Not really.

          • Hammerdong Von Spookypoop

            Wow, that sucks.

          • Janitor Jim Duggan

            It does but what can I do about it? I have a few friends who are 21 but I don’t see them often.

          • COAL ROLL

            friends are over rated anyway

          • In my mid-late teens I always had slightly older friends who would buy as long as I gave them some.

          • BLACKBEARD UNFILTERED

            I just got my parents to get me weed and booze

          • Mom was cool, but not THAT cool.

          • BLACKBEARD UNFILTERED

            My mom was a true hippy, and my family abounds w drug problems

          • Plenty of issues in my family, but almost none of them involve drugs, at least not directly.

          • Count_Breznak

            Grow.
            A beard.

          • BLACKBEARD UNFILTERED

            I stand by this statement

          • more beer

            Just pay some old bum to get it for you.

          • Waynecro

            One of my uncles is buried in a really beautiful military cemetery that overlooks the ocean. When he was alive, he used to drink 40s with me and my pals after we had band practice. Before we quit drinking, my brother and I drank 40s at his grave from time to time.

          • I’ve got high and drunk in many cemeteries.

          • BLACKBEARD UNFILTERED

            Ive defiled many corpses and religious relics there too

          • I pissed on a church once, mostly because I happened to be getting drunk next to one. That’s about it.

          • BLACKBEARD UNFILTERED

            Sadly, ive never had sex in a church.

            #ragrets

          • Nope, me neither.(sad horn)

          • Sir Tapir The Based

            Except that one time you were working as an altar boy.

          • BLACKBEARD UNFILTERED

            Its ok, you were real gentle

          • more beer

            Hasn’t everyone. Also have bent a few chicks over headstones and banged them from time to time.

          • Nope, never got that freaky.

          • more beer

            It isn’t like we bothering anyone.

          • more beer

            This place is down the street from my house.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PcWW4indsY0

          • Heh.

  • Hammerdong Von Spookypoop

    Can’t forget Lajon Witherspoon (Sevendust and Earthside)!

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

  • Disqus keeps fucking this all up. I’m out, enjoy the cluster fuck.

  • Fishbone put on one of the best shows I’ve ever seen in ’93.

  • Hammerdong Von Spookypoop
  • Max

    Hispanic Fantastics? They’re well-established in metal, but I quite like these guys from Costa Rica:

    https://inhuman1.bandcamp.com/

    They NEARLY made it to my 2015 End-of-year list; really they should have. It’s quite listenable tech death. Have a listen to “Extermination by Depopulation.”

  • Xinen

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    I’m so hooked on Zuriaake.

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    I apologize in advance for the gratuitous post.

    • Dubs

      I love Mitochondrion but know little about their personnel. Why are they included?

      • Xinen

        You are correct it seems good sir. I mistakenly thought they had members that were Native American. I probably could have thrown up Genocide Shrines instead.

        • JWEG

          They did do that one excellent split album with Gyibaaw, though. The intro track was by ‘both’ bands (by virtue of select members playing).

          I’ve been looking for a solid Canadian example of a band with First Nations members and themes other than them for most of today. So far the closest I came was some poor radio-station-studio-live audio from Arctic Circle, from Manitoba.

          At least one of their albums was released by Profound Lore, but near ten years ago so predating the likelihood of having either bandcamp or YouTube presences (even though YT is a tiny bit older).

          • Xinen

            Thanks for reminding me of them. I’ve been meaning to check out Gyibaaw’s Ancestral War Hymns album for a while now. I do have that split, its awesome.

          • Dubs

            Oh shoot, I forgot about Gyibaaw. Thanks for the reminder!

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  • Phoenix of the House Tendies

    I’ll just leave this here.

    https://youtu.be/BE3GlOp71w8

    • CyberneticOrganism

      For a second I thought he was going to say “signed Tosin Abasi”

    • Lemmy was just the most badass/gentlemanly dude to ever front a rock n’ roll band.

  • Phoenix of the House Tendies

    Inciderary Native-American punk? Yes please.

    https://youtu.be/SOLUZh5gJVY

  • Gais I just bought that darned Nadra album and I’m jamming it and it’s almost over and I do not want this to ever happen

    —WHAT DO I DO??

    • CyberneticOrganism

      RIP YOUR ARMS OFF

  • Janitor Jim Duggan

    RIP Glenn Frey. The Eagles probably won’t continue without him,

  • more beer
    • Hammerdong Von Spookypoop

      Why is he still around?!? And bigger question: who the fuck is still paying attention to him?

      • more beer

        Because people are scared to tell him to shut up. He will set up a protest and scream racism.

        • Hammerdong Von Spookypoop

          Ohhhhhhhhhhhh, I forgot about that part! Him and Jesse Jackson both. If only MLK, Fred Hampton or Malcolm X were around to slap them upside their heads.

          • more beer

            Yep. He made his whole career on a lie. Which ruined a bunch of peoples lives. Tawana Brawley need I say more.

          • Hammerdong Von Spookypoop

            Please explain, since I’m in the dark on that one.

          • more beer

            Read this then tell me what you think. Bill Cosby defended her too..http://www.nytimes.com/2013/06/03/booming/revisiting-the-tawana-brawley-rape-scandal.html?_r=0

          • Hammerdong Von Spookypoop

            Sounds like Sharpton, alright! And skating past the whole issue once proven wrong, which is a common occurrence with him.

          • more beer

            Yea he is a total poece of shit. He has done more to fuck up race relations in America. Than anyone else in my lifetime.

          • Janitor Jim Duggan

            I heard that she changed her name and is a nurse down in Virginia now. I loathe Al Sharpton with the fury of a million and one suns. He destroys lives and needs to be stopped.

          • more beer

            She didn’t have a choice but change her name. She never would have gotten a job ever. After the fraud she pulled. The world will be a better place once Sharpton dies.

          • BLACKBEARD UNFILTERED

            #GrimReaper2016

          • more beer

            That would be good.

  • CT-12

    Hey, just wanted to take the time to thank everybody who gifted me something on bandcamp, and just everybody else I fucking like on here. I apologize for not getting to everyone, just going over my personal budget and/or it was too hard to find your bandcamp account. Thanks a ton to all the cool folk who fill these comment sections, it’s been a pleasure making all of your acquaintance(s).

    • Dubs

      You’re the best, Crazy Tac(br)o.

    • El Jefe Ross

      Right back at you man!

    • Thank so much (for everything), señor Taquito!

  • El Jefe Ross
  • Janitor Jim Duggan

    The Eagles disbanded. I’m crying right now.

    • JJD don’t u dare be sour

      • Janitor Jim Duggan

        I’m trying to feel the power. It’s so hard.

        • u can feel da powah
          cos RAW is on
          in less than an hour

          • Janitor Jim Duggan

            I’m not going to watch Monday Night Reigns.

          • There’s a 10% chance that one or more of the former NJPW guys might show up, maybe even AJ Styles.

          • Janitor Jim Duggan

            Damnit, now I might watch it.

        • CT-12

          start clapping for your world famous two time champs then!

    • BLACKBEARD UNFILTERED
      • El Jefe Ross

        Everytime the Eagles are brought up, I can’t help but think of The Dude.

      • Janitor Jim Duggan

        Blackbeard plz! One of them died and now the band doesn’t exist anymore!

      • FUCKING FASCIST!

    • Hammerdong Von Spookypoop

      This is, what, the 5th or 6th time, though? Outside of Frey dying, it’s like Hell Freezes Over for the umpteenth time.

      • Janitor Jim Duggan

        It’s the final time though.

  • Hammerdong Von Spookypoop

    RIP, Glenn Frey (Eagles guitarist).
    Looking like 2016’s about to wipe out the entire classic rock roster.

    • more beer

      JJD is going to want to kill me for this. But there aren’t even words for how much I hate the Eagles. It is sad he died. But I will not miss that band being around.

      • Hammerdong Von Spookypoop

        I like some of their songs (Life In The Fast Lane, Already Gone) but I fucking hate hate HATE Hotel California (the song, not the album so much). And the god awful covers it created (besides the glorious and epic William Hung version)

        • more beer

          I can’t stand any over that over played crap. If you were my age you would understand. This shit was on the radio every 15 minutes when I was kid. If it comes on in a bar I am in. I will slam my beer and leave for an Eagles free zone.

          • Hammerdong Von Spookypoop

            I could imagine. Classic rock radio as it is tends to drive the same songs into the ground over and over and over even to this day. Same with the alternative stations driving the same setlist into the ground all these years later (while they briefly take a moment to molest our eardrums with Five Felching Dick Pumps, Booger Babies, and In These Mammories)

          • more beer

            It was on every radio station AM FM it didn’t fucking matter. You couldn’t escape the assault of it all. .

          • more beer

            This is why I love the Dude.

        • Janitor Jim Duggan

          KJU plz! One Of These Nights is their best album!

          • Hammerdong Von Spookypoop

            Der, what songs are one there? Never owned one of their CDs, just a ton of songs my dad burned for me (which is probably their whole catalog).

          • Janitor Jim Duggan

            Lyin Eyes, One Of These Nights, Take It To The Limit and others.

          • Hammerdong Von Spookypoop

            GAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH, I hate Take It To The Limit! I thought Bread sang that after all these years. That song is total grandpa sitting on a yacht drinking wine coolers music.

          • Janitor Jim Duggan

            I’d rather sit on a yacht listening to the Eagles and Pablo Cruise or late era Dr. Hook than live in a world where EDM is king.

          • Hammerdong Von Spookypoop

            I’m the complete opposite, depending on your definition of EDM (mine is all danceable electronic music, not the neckbeard hipster label for techno). I’d rather be hammering down pitchers in a bar and jamming some And One, Front 242 or Nitzer Ebb than sitting on a yacht drinking Mike’s Hard Lemonade and hanging out with the Mitt Romney crowd.

          • Janitor Jim Duggan

            I’m talking about the popular hipster shit. I’d like to own a jet ski and a cheap boat and listen to Dr. Hook and The Eagles out on my boat while drinking some cheap beer when I’m in my 40’s. It may be hard to find Dr. Hook albums by then but I’ll find a way to get them.

          • BLACKBEARD UNFILTERED
      • Janitor Jim Duggan

        I ain’t even mad. If you hated a band like Unidentified Flying Object or the Flying Burrito Bros I’d be enraged though.

    • Janitor Jim Duggan

      Don’t say that. Classic rock will never die. I would see any classic rock band no matter what the lineup is. I’d see Don Felder, Bernie Leadon and Randy Meisner form a version of The Eagles before I’d see a performance from some shitty pop band. That would be a pretty authentic version of the Eagles too as Bernie and Randy are founding members with Henley and Frey. I’d see the current version of Foreigner without blinking an eye.

      • Hammerdong Von Spookypoop

        Of course the music won’t die. I’m talking about the musicians themselves dying off.

        • Janitor Jim Duggan

          I’d still see them even if the band had no original members. I’d form my own version if I had to. When the name isn’t used anymore I’ll form my own version.

          • Hammerdong Von Spookypoop

            Lol, you should do grandpa rock remakes of their songs! All Afternoon Long, Life In The Slow Lane, Already Gone (To Sleep), Hip Break California, etc.

  • BLACKBEARD UNFILTERED

    https://youtu.be/99tg1XekAjw

    Didnt get a blurb last tuesday but dis b tite

  • Hammerdong Von Spookypoop

    Guys sits down and sets up an entire music studio inside a Starbucks, like a boss (or a complete and utter douche).

    http://www.foodbeast.com/news/starbucks-setup/#zitR99xY9ajF6i33.99

    • more beer

      You should check this out. It will teach you some shit about the old school punk. Anyone else who hasn’t seen it should also watch it.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2kx-xWfaPnA

      • Hammerdong Von Spookypoop

        Cool, I’ll try giving this a look see tomorrow.

        • more beer

          Fucking you tube wont let you watch it. Watch it on 123movies.to

          • Hammerdong Von Spookypoop

            Damn, that sucks!

            BTW, saw this earlier, and looks right up your alley, lol.

            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JoDIoZ8tIN4

          • more beer

            That has got to make your herb taste horrible.

          • Hammerdong Von Spookypoop

            Most likely, but cool party trick nonetheless.

          • more beer

            The proper order is. Smoke weed then eat Cheetos.

          • I would sooner search for an available potato or apple.

          • more beer

            Yep or beer can.

  • BLACKBEARD UNFILTERED

    Kj, that snowpocalypse you were waiting for should be inc

    • We’re supposed to get 5-8″. Sucks, but at least it’s not 1-2′.

      • BLACKBEARD UNFILTERED

        Man im jelly

        • It could change. A couple days ago they were saying 13-16″. It’s still a crap shoot.

          • BLACKBEARD UNFILTERED

            We will probably get <1 inch. But its obnoxiously cold. -5 to -15 wind chill in the higher elev

          • Hammerdong Von Spookypoop

            Same over here, and out of nowhere. The other day I was sitting out on the porch with shorts and a short sleeve on and BAM! A few hours later, snow and 24 degree temps. Last two days have been in the single digits, but not much wind factor.

          • 20F with 10-15 mph winds

  • Guppusmaximus

    ‘The Reality of My Surroundings’ is much more Metal than ‘Give a Monkey’, imho.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3CBArR5gRbQ