Over the years, despite having enormous respect for the band, I've not usually considered myself a big fan of MACHINE HEAD - more of a casual one. My favorite album by them is THE BURNING RED, which tends to get knocked as being a blight on their back catalogue - but it's the one I fall back on. Now, as their their new album CATHARSIS approaches, I've found myself revisiting their past works thanks to Spotify, and enjoying them more than ever, while at the same time loving each new track released from CATHARSIS. Now comes a new one, with "Kaleidoscope" taking things pretty literally on the visual front. Check it out below, and look for the new record on January 26th via Nuclear Blast Entertainment.
When it comes to the true horror icons, few are in the same league as Freddy Krueger. Today's entry is actually the second time we've seen Robert Englund's signature character in this year's 31 Days of Halloween (see: PPW Toys' PopTaters), but this time we're focusing on the music of the A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET franchise. This week, Varèse Sarabande released the A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET 8-CD box set, limited to just 2000 units. This deluxe package contains all 8 soundtracks from the original series, over 8 hours of music including almost 3 hours of bonus tracks. New artwork by Shawn Conn was commissioned for the set, and configuring the sleeves together forms a larger piece of art. Not to mess with history, the original artwork by Matthew Joseph Peak is still included in the packaging, with the entire set paying fitting tribute to the late Wes Craven, who died this past August. As a finishing touch, Freddy's trademark knitted sweater encases the entire collection.
I have to say, since BORDERS went out of business, I have not seen a copy of UK-based METAL HAMMER on the racks anywhere near me. That said, there's a reason why METAL HAMMER is one of the last print mags standing, and they continue to show that every month. For METAL HAMMER 253, their February 2014 issue, they've taken things into STAR WARS territory, with the entire issue taking inspiration from a galaxy far, far away, starting off with a cover by SIXMOREVODKA (said to have the "blessing of LUCASFILM). The mag goes on-sale January 7 (you can order direct from their UK site), or you can subscribe via (my affiliate) Amazon, though you probably won't get this one in time. Take a peek...
Greetings, Readers! Musicbot 6000 has a tour update just into Rock Father HQ.
From the creators of the country’s largest touring heavy music festival experience and presented in conjunction with Hal Roseman of Rose Tours comes the first annual MAYHEM FESTIVAL CRUISE, taking place aboard the Carnival Imagination! The maiden voyage of the most crushing cruise on Earth sets sail on Friday, December 7, 2012 from the Port of Miami, FL and travels to the Bahamas, returning to the mainland on Monday, December 10th. Tickets go on sale Thursday, May 3rd at 12pm NOON EST with payment plans available. Get them before they’re “lost at sea”!