“But Jimmy,” I hear you say. “How can you stop the presses on a digital format like WordPress?” To which I reply, “Shut your whore mouth, there are more important things to talk about.”
You may know him as the creative force behind Metalocalypse’s Dethklok, but he’s poised to release his new side project in the form of Galaktikon. It’s going to be a melodic rock/metal record that takes influence from pretty much everything Brendon heard growing up, from Queen to Weezer to Black Metal. Seems like an oddange to go by, but who knows what kind of genius Brendon Small would come up with. Finally, we have a new song to go by, and it is nothing short of amazing.
‘On My Way’ is a very catchy song that has clear influences from the likes of Megadeth and King Diamond, filled with spectacular riffs and solos. Go check it out over at CraveOnline!
Brendon Small’s Galaktikon is due out this April. Keep up with the project on Facebook for more information.
Legions Of Bastards
01. Viscous Companions
02. Skull Crusher
03. Full Moon Possession
04. Jekyll And Hyde
06. Tales From The Crypt
07. Nocturnal Rites
08. Road To Hell
09. False Preacher
10. Hope To Die
11. K-141 Kursk
[25/04/2011 | Century Media]
From the ages of 11-14 I had something of a love affair with a band called Iron Maiden. You may have heard of them, I mean they’re only one of the single most important metal bands ever and have more great albums than 99% of other acts. I had a good start: my parents owned the original self-titled debut on vinyl and I’d had constant exposure to all of their greatest hits, but when the volatile combination of pre-pubescent passion and regular paper round money hit, I bought EVERYTHING. T-shirts, CDs, vinyl, posters and EPs all graced the hallowed shrine to NWOBHM that I sometimes referred to as my bedroom. I had a cassette tape of Somewhere In Time (this is before I realised that there were websites out there other than Neopets so I only recently got my CD copy) that I played so much it magnetised and then… well then I completely burnt out and moved on.
But there is one band that keep that childhood flame alive for me. I’m not the hugest fan of the new progressive leanings in the modern Maiden albums, so a band that can fill that hole by making traditional heavy-fucking-metal songs is alright in my books. Wolf fit the mould, they’ve consistently made great albums full of catchy NWOBHM songs – despite having missed their deserved time by nearly thirty years.
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Since today seems to be a slow news day, it’s time for…
We’ve all had that moment when we’re watching a movie and out of nowhere a familiar song enters the scene that leaves us with our jaw wide open in shock and awe. The last thing any fan of metal is expecting when they’re about to watch a movie (except for horror movies, that’s a given sometimes), is hearing a classic metal tune in a hollywood movie. So, to make my work day go a little bit faster, I’ve been searching around for some movies that feature some metal or extreme music. Here are a few of my favorites, enjoy…
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