Metalocalypse - December 7, 2011
Big ups to one Peter Hodgson for taking the Metaloc reigns last week. I know they can be greasy and this mare is a gassy one, and I trust you all enjoyed his markedly more mature and informative take on Beat's weekly shot of heaviness. Now that my Stupid Bastard Mac is sort of working again, expect poo jokes, unlikely sexual escapades and wildly flailing factual inaccuracy to re-rise by furfteen percent. You're welcome, I missed you too.
Melbournian dent patrol Circles are hitting the road early next year for The Eye Embedded 2012 Tour, which they'll be kicking off hometown-style at The Corner Hotel on Saturday January 14. Let's be clear on something here: These guys are massive in the UK for lots of riffalicious reasons. Don't let them be another Extortion, beloved by overseas meatless the world over but cruelly neglected locally because we're all deaf cunts. Go and see them, feel it in your prostate.
MACHINE HEAD VS. SOME GUY'S SHOE
People go to gigs, people get worked up. Sometimes, people throw stuff. Often it's an expression of disdain for the artist onstage. More often, it's just an excited mongaloid caught in a mosh and totally at a loss as to how to express this raging awesomeness currently coursing through every fiber of their being. At Machine Head's recent showing in Brussels, the solution for one such punter was clear: Hurl your fucking shoe at guitarist Phil Demmel. Subsequently, Demmel was struck in the head by the airborne footwear during the band's rendition of Dravidian. Thing is, he left the stage and didn't return, even for the bow at the end. Bassist Adam Duce wasn't there to curtsy, either. Presumably he was tending to Dam's grievous ADIDAS wound backstage.
LIMP BIZKIT DROPPED FROM LABEL
The inevitable has happened and Interscope have done away with Limp Bizkit following the bizarre attempt to retread the waters of early-naughties dude-bro metal that was Gold Cobra. Apparently this a glorious thing, says Fred Durst: "One of the things with Gold Cobra was that that was a record, for us, to do for ourselves, for the core fans, for some of the people that we know in the industry - it wasn't our step forward to make a big pop, smash radio record; we just didn't want to make that record at that time… we have been working for awhile now to renavigate where we are going to take Limp Bizkit, and finally we have been able to get off our label and become independent."
SIX TRACKS FROM REZNOR SOUNDTRACK, FREE
In keeping with his 'Ha-ha, Profit, Not in THIS Business' way of rolling, Trent Reznor has cranked six tracks off of the soundtrack for The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo he done did with Atticus Rose onto his website. Man knows a thing or five about tuneage, so go to nin.com.
GOJIRA IN THE STUDIO
Please join me now for an almighty moment of shite yeah: Squeeze, as we say. We're squeezing because Guairá are finally back in the studio netting out the next LP for Roadrunner in 2012, and they aren't being too shy about showing the world what's going on in there. They've already hit us with one drum-tracking vignette, now they've uploaded a typically monotone sequel to their official YouTube channel over at youtube.com/user/TheOfficialgojira.
BERSERKFOX GET NEW THROAT
Local bros BerskerfoX have a new man on the mica, and his name is Anthony Von Grim. Completely feasible name. They've also got a new string-beater on board, too. Comment el bandito: "Tony's range, roars and brutal screams demonstrated on his work with BloodWitch, Birdmouth and Fattura Della Morte made him the ideal replacement for former vocalist, Daniel Mozumder - BerserkerfoX parted ways with Daniel in September 2011 due to other life priorities. In equally exciting news, Oscar Scissor, with his chops, work ethic and stage presence, replaces Anannd Thambirajah, who left in May 2011 to pursue other interests overseas. Check out their latest track The Monopoly on their Soundcloud. Loads better, even sounds a bit Daysend-ish circa The Warning era (this is a grouse thing).
WHERE DO YOU GO, MY LOVELY? WHERE DO YOU GO. I WANT TO KNOW. MY LOVELY. BLING BLING BLINGGG
Did you ever reckon it was a bit suss that those guys all looked a bit into each other and their boy-band was called No Mercy? I'm quite a visual person, you see. Also is that song a sexually inquisitive euphemism or something.