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Thursday, Jun, 30 2016
posted by: Cutter
Tuesday, Jun, 21 2016
"Basically, [after] my departure from SLIPKNOT, [I was] readjusting what I wanted to do musically with the rest of my career, and just kind of reforming my thoughts on what I wanted to do, I decided that I really wanted to start fresh, man," he told SiriusXM's Jose Mangin. "I did not want to keep rehashing some old ideas and stuff like that. I'm, like, if I'm gonna keep going, I really wanna just break loose and I just wanna wipe the slate clean and start fresh. So I renamed the band and I got a new singer and I got a new keyboard player. There's three other members that still exist from the SCAR THE MARTYR lineup."
The debut album is called Open Your Omen. Now check out the song "My Fate" and let us know if you're showing it some Razor love or Razor hate
posted by: Cutter
Tuesday, Jun, 21 2016
Jacobs posted photos of Manson
on Instagram to announce the campaign. He writes,
In other Manson news, there's a trailer out for Let Me Make You a Martyr, which has its premiere next month at the Fantasia Film Festival in Montreal. Manson plays a hit man named Pope who gets hired by an abusive father to kill his two children.
"It was after meeting [Marilyn in 1996] that I started listening to his music -- in large part because I was intrigued by his persona and curious about his perverse and incredible intellect."
posted by: Cutter
Monday, Jun, 20 2016
Stop being a stereotype!
Two random pitbulls attacking 2 harmless people on the sidewalk in a low income part of the city. Come on man you can be better than that. Of course if those beautiful dogs were being trained to do anything other than be loyal family pets than nevermind you can kiss my ass.
Here's the story from WFRV
GREEN BAY, Wis.
A mother and her 15-month-old child were injured after two dogs mauled them Monday afternoon.
At 12:09 p.m., Green Bay police responded to the 1100 block of Reber Street after a report of a woman and her child injured.
While officers were on their way to the call, they were notified by dispatch that neighbors were attempting to separate the dogs from the two victims and trying to contain them. When officers arrived, the two male pit bulls had been separated from the victims, and neighbors had pinned one of the dogs down. The other dog was in the front yard of the house. Officers contained the dog on a side porch until animal control arrived on scene. Both dogs were immediately taken by the humane officer and transported to a veterinarian so the dogs do not present any further danger to the public.
The victims were transported to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
Police say the dogs were not known to the victims and did not live with them. This was an instance of an unprovoked dog attack that took place outside of the dogs’ yard.
The dogs were signed over by the animal owner to the police so they could be euthanized and given comprehensive rabies testing.
The investigation is ongoing at this time.
posted by: Cutter
Friday, Jun, 17 2016
Shortly after the start of the 2014 Rockstar Energy Mayhem Festival, Korn bassist Fieldy invited Avenged Sevenfold drummer Arin Ilejay to check out a band called Islander, which was playing hours before the two headliners were scheduled to perform.
Ilejay got his wish and then some. But it took a complete shakeup of Islander's original lineup and the drummer's dismissal from Avenged, after four years in the group, for the drummer to take the stage with Islander. Now, less than a year after he joined the band, Islander have resurfaced with their second full-length, the eclectic concept album Power Under Control. To frontman Mikey Carvajal, the restructuring wasn't just advantageous, it was meant to be.
"I truly believe that what God tears down, God rebuilds," says the singer, who, like Fieldy and Korn guitarist Brian "Head" Welch, is seriously devoted to his faith.
Courtesy of Victory Records
The first musician from the 2014 Mayhem tour to enter the Islander fold was guitarist J.R. Bareis, who had worked as Head's guitar tech and played with him in the metal band Love and Death. After Mayhem, Islander co-founder Andrew Murphy decided he didn't want to tour anymore, so Carvajal called Bareis.
"J.R. had just turned down an offer to go out with Korn and Slipknot because he wanted to start making his own music again," Carvajal says. "He was psyched to join Islander and Head was totally supportive."
Around the time Bareis was getting comfortable with Islander's catalog, the band fired original drummer Eric Frazier for not practicing enough and exhibiting a "lack of professionalism" on the road. As Carvajal was trying to figure out the band's next move, Avenged pink-slipped Ilejay in July 2015, citing creative differences; a few months later, they announced longtime Bad Religion member Brad Wackerman as the group's new drummer.
"I was totally shocked and scared out of my mind when [A7X guitarist] Synyster Gates called me to let me go," Ilejay recalls. "I was like, 'Oh my God! My wife is about to have a baby. How am I going to support my family now?'"
Carvajal was on a beach vacation with his family when he read the news of Ilejay's dismissal online. He grabbed his phone and called the drummer.
"I used to joke around with him all the time: 'Hey, whenever we need a fill in drummer, I'm gonna call you,'" Carvajal says. "Finally, I called him and I wasn't joking at all. I said, 'You have to come play with us.'"
Going from an arena band to a group that mostly played clubs was a step backwards for Ilejay in a lot of ways, but the idea of performing with his Mayhem friends was appealing, and there were other benefits, too.
"I realized if I joined Islander I would have an opportunity to help write songs and build something, instead of being on the inside but, at the same time, really be on the outside the way I was with Avenged," he explains.
With their lineup reconstructed, Islander started writing Power Under Control, which is as much a rebirth as a follow-up. Like Violence & Destruction, the record features a broad range of styles, including nu-metal, punk, emo and alt-rock, but this time the songwriting is sharper and more experimental, the playing tighter and the narrative linear. The title of the album comes from the New Testament definition of meekness, and the songs follow the adventures of a character that starts out angry, selfish and hedonistic and gradually learns the value of love and sacrifice.
While the concept for Power Under Control is positive, many of the songs are unsettling and the path of creation was littered with frustration and pain. When they started writing, the once South Carolina-based Islander were scattered across the country: Carvajal and new bassist Ezekiel Vasquez were in Indiana, Bareis was in Arizona and Ilejay was near Los Angeles. They all agreed to work on the album in L.A. and stay with Ilejay's parent-in-laws, which wasn't exactly stress-free. In addition, finances were tight and during the process, a close friend of the band committed suicide.
The turmoil resounds in opening track "Darkness" (watch the video above), a tale of decadence and irresponsibility driven by surging down-tuned guitars, sewer-scraping bass lines and half-rapped, half-sung vocals. "Before we started writing, we turned on The Shining to set a horror-based tone," Carvajal says. "Then we started playing and all these ugly sounds poured out of us."
Lyrically, "Darkness" starts the main character's journey with lines like, "I'm into lust, flesh/The cheapest kind of sex/I don't even need to know your name" and "I can't love, but I love to hate."
"That song is a cry for help. It's the character saying he's into all this craziness that the world has to offer and nobody's going to be able to change him," Carvajal says. "I feel like that's the way a lot of people are today. They don't want to learn how to yield to love or to give themselves up for other people. They're not willing to lay down their wants and desires and they just don't care."
Other songs on the album reveal different shades of Islander's musical palette. "Bad Guy," the album's first single, opens with a glistening web of echoing, muted guitar notes and builds through a punchy main verse and a yearning chorus reminiscent of Afghan Whigs. And "Beelzebub" combines minor-key synth, haunting xylophone and gliding, textural guitar before pulsing stabs and piercing screams shatter the calm. One of the catchiest cuts, "Think It Over," is a hybrid of pop-punk and funk metal, which includes cheerleader chants and static-filled guest vocals by Bad Brains vocalist H.R., who recorded his contribution via cellphone and despite suffering from painful headaches.
The musical diversity of Power Under Control could make Islander accessible to fans of various genres – which, for Carvajal, is part of the beauty of the band's reconfiguration.
"We believe we're the type of band that can go on tour with Justin Bieber," he says. "And we want to play shows with Copeland and Aesop Rock. Johnny Cash once said, 'The people just want four chords and the truth,' and at the end of the day I think that idea still applies."
Update: And now let's hear more new Islander