Phil Anselmo: A Rock And Roll Fables Conversation (Part 1)

“Dear William, Get your ass to my joint because we got three days.”

So said legendary vocalist Phil Anselmo via phone recently recounting the genesis and recording of his musical collaboration with equally legendary horror icon Bill Moseley. The Anselmo/Moseley friendship was a gradual one that stemmed from a chance meeting: [Read more…]

SYK Marries Meshuggah With Made Out Of Babies On I-Optikon

I get a lot of press releases and album advances and unfortunately, I can’t review everything that comes across my desk. Do I feel bad when I get multiple requests on an album that I simply don’t have time to review? Of course I do! I’m (sorta) human after all. Do I feel even worse when I get a request or two then have a 30 minute phoner with the former lead singer of Pantera who praises one artist I’ve gotten multiple requests for and THEN decide “Huh, maybe I should give this band another listen?” Yes. Yes I do. [Read more…]

Bill & Phil’s Songs Of Darkness And Despair Brings Good Tunes As Horror And Metal Icons Unite

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A match made in heaven or hell? Or both? Horror icon Bill Moseley (House Of 1000 Corpses, Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2) and Phil Anselmo (Scour, Superjoint) have teamed up for an album that needs to be heard to be believed (and appreciated). [Read more…]

Scour Celebrate Black Metal, Grindcore On Glorious Self-Titled Debut

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Oh hey, Phil Anselmo!

You dudes and dudettes ready for an aural clobbering of the highest caliber? Forget Pantera, forget Superjoint, and forget Anselmo’s solo album. This here, Scour, is the REAL deal. [Read more…]

Child Bite Let Loose Negative Noise On April 1st (Album Review)

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Negative Noise, the fourth full-length from Detroit’s Child Bite, is so exquisite yet at times utterly indescribable. In a good way. They’re not metal, not punk, they’re just frickin fantastic. And now is definitely the time for you to get to know them. [Read more…]

Coliseum Deliver Epic Post-Punk Anxiety’s Kiss Via Deathwish On May 5th

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I love instant gratification…learn about a band, preview their stuff, like it, buy it, it’s yours. That was the case with Coliseum. I’d heard the name but for some reason had never gotten my toes wet in their noise pool. I saw an article on Spin where they said Killing Joke was more important than Nirvana (Duh!), listened to the stream within, dug it a lot, ordered the vinyl, got an instant download, and the physical copy within a day. Ah, modern times! Also, Deathwish Inc (Coliseum’s new label) rules. [Read more…]

Child Bite offer up some Strange Waste on latest EP

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Their frontman looks like Neil Fallon but sounds like Jello Biafra, the band slams down some rawk and/or roll meets punk meets rockabilly, and their latest EP is 9 tracks long but barely clocks in at 20 minutes. They’re called Child Bite out of the great state of Michigan and if that opening statement wasn’t a dead giveaway, they’re here to blow your freaking minds. [Read more…]