Monday, 30 April 2012

I See Dead People

I See Dead People is a blog that removes the dead people from
album covers. Funny and sad at the same time, whatever your
reaction, you have to admire the top quality photoshop work.

I have tried something like this before but never with such superior
results as this.

Take a look.

Friday, 27 April 2012

mnttaB - Rocky 4,2 and 3 (2012)

Band request from Melbourne, Australia.

Here is their press release:

You cant dance to this (well you can can try , but you'd probably end up hurting yourself) , it aint never gonna be cool, the "kids" wont like it and it will just look stupid painted on your jacket. 

On the plus-side mnttaB's sound is a stomping noise-pop, synth-punk head-fuck packed with distorted beats, primal hooks and LOADS of shouting: Its great, you will love it...etc etc

Lining up shows in Euro/US this summer. So Look Out.


released 09 April 2012
"I'm nobodies sidekick, dont have to pretend, I wont suffer your mood swings : I will not accept my own weakness.
Cos Im bigger than Elvis, Arnie, Dolph Lungren , Steve Seagal.
Believe me - I'm Rocky 4, 2 and 3.
See I'm big in Spain, Italy and Japan: I'm bigger than Beckham and Jesus AND Bono.
Fuck yeah : I'm Rocky"

mnttaB incorporate spastic rhythms, distorted samples and plenty of
shouty vocals laid over beats to great effect. Short and to the point,
this is as much noisy fun that can be had without a guitar.

Thursday, 26 April 2012

Akimbo - City of the Stars

Released in 2004, those generous guys at Seventh Rule Records
have now put this up for a free download.

Akimbo use a hardcore template and add a healthy dose of
ferocious riffs that crush together elements of noise with metal.

More experimental than a lot of their peers at this time, amongst
the shit-kicking tunes you can hear punk influences, bluesy
sludge - much like Botch, although very heavy, they obviously
felt no need to be straight-jacketed into one specific genre.

If you missed out the first time - Listen

Free download from Seventh Rule

Wednesday, 25 April 2012

Death Grips - The Money Store

The new album from Death Grips is now out.

You know the score - experimental hip hop with more punk
attitude than a lot of "punk" bands around at the moment.

Just because they do not play guitars, do not think this is anything
less than a heavy, chaotic set of pounding songs.

If you liked "Ex Mililtary" you are in for a treat - if you have
never heard Death Grips before, throw aside your preconceptions
and track it down.

I have not put a download link up but if I found it, so can you.

I can smugly announce that I will be seeing them play next month!

Band Website

Tuesday, 24 April 2012

Dead Southern Bishop - Hymns Of Malice and Discontent

Band request from Georgia, USA.

Dead Southern Bishop play thick, heavy sludge.

It ain't pretty.

But it is slow and bleak.

It is a rough as fuck.

And sometimes that's all I want. 

Free download from Bandcamp

Monday, 23 April 2012

Outtacontroller - Don't Play Dumb (2012)

Found these Canadian boys on Bandcamp and have not
stopped playing the album all week.

Chainsaw guitars spray out Ramones riffs with attitude,
the tunes could of come from the 1st Saints album and
the snotty vocal harmonies remind me of the Buzzcocks
or Strokes.

My review makes Outtacontroller sound retro but they
have a modern sound which propels all the songs along.

This is garage/punk fuzz played with joyful abandon which
combined with lyrics about graveyards, knives, drugs and
boredom leave me jumping up and down and wanting more.

It's only April but this looks like it's gonna be a heavy contender
for one my albums of the year.


Free download from Bandcamp

Friday, 20 April 2012

Ruin Of Remembrance - Second World (2012)

Band request from Germany.

Ruin Of Remembrance play Melodic Death Metal which
is a shame as it is a genre I do not like or know about.

It sounds powerful, well recorded and heavy but it would
not be fair to give my opinion on whether it is good or
bad - it all sounds shit to me. I am not going to knock a band
for releasing an album of a particular style - at least they are
out there, playing music and making a noise.

If you like this sort of thing, there is a free download from
their website - Here

If anyone does listen to this, let me know what you think.

Thursday, 19 April 2012

Torso - Inside (2012)

Band request from Austria.

Torso play mournful, psychedelic stoner rock
that have their roots in the 70's but which retain
the heavier sound and production you expect today.

The vocals have a touch of Ozzy about them and some
of the atmospherics are doomy but the main thrust of
the album are the riffs which are steeped in a warm
blues feel that sounds natural and is not just not just
a blatant copy.

Tuesday, 17 April 2012

I Don't Want Your Pity


My name is Tony Maim.

And I am a music junkie.

I have been taking a break from work and
blogging to spend time with my family over
the school holidays but in reality my time off
was an excuse for me to continue my music
addiction without any external distractions.

For the last couple of weeks I have been playing
Hendrix non-stop. This of course means all the
official releases, demos, live stuff, live bootlegs,
outtakes, half finished snippets and numerous
other shoddy recordings. I have to play them all
over and over and over again until I feel I can then
make my own compilations of newer songs, classic
songs, best outtakes, live tracks without Buddy
Miles singing, tracks with keyboards on and then I
can play over and over and over again.

What is this compulsion that drives me to do these
things? Now I feel an assault on every record I own
with the tag "Noise Rock".

Wednesday, 4 April 2012

On Holiday - not that anyone cares.

United Sons Of Toil - update

Here is an update of the new remix album from one
of the best bands around at the moment:

USoT Remixed

In September we announced a remix project and optimistically projected a release by the end of 2011. After much churn and swirl, we sent it to mastering last week. “Relations Of Production” will be available as a free download as well as a super limited-edition CD of less than 100 (with packaging involving riveted asset tags, ribbons, and sealing wax).

You may be asking yourself “what sorts of things can I expect from remixed USoT tracks?” Well, there’s some glitch, some dub, and some ambient as well as a dance track and one vaguely reminiscent of 80s hip-hop. Regardless, all tracks have been built using only audio from the original mixes. Keep an eye on our Bandcamp site which, coincidentally, still has all USoT records downloadable for as little as $0.

Tuesday, 3 April 2012

Shrine - Aether (2012)

Band request from Sweden.

Shrine play heavy and intense metal with hardcore

Merciful Fate and God Forbid come to mind when
listening to these 3 tracks but I get the feeling that they
will be able to throw off these comparisons and find
their own take on this genre.

The 1st track, which is over 6 minutes long shows the most
promise - lots of crunchy, distorted guitars that evolve halfway
through into a heavy stoner psych riff that stomps away while
the rest of the band provide suitably powerful backing.

The production is great, giving the tracks a real depth that made
me wish for a full albums worth.

Official website with info and free download Here