New York's IKILLYA have been tearing it up for some years now, and this week comes official word that they've signed to Urban Yeti Records for the June 2, 2017 release of their third full-length album, War For An Idea. The new album comes after a relentless touring cycle for their previous album, one that saw the band visit and perform in four countries and nearly all of the lower 48 states. The first single for the new record is a timely track called "Your God," and the video first made its debut yesterday via MetalSucks. Check it out below, and visit the Urban Yeti store for pre-order packages.
If you're heading Back-to-School and wish to rep some pop culture flavor, the crew over at TeeFury may have just the uniform that you require. Available through August 30, 2015, the TeeFury Back-to-School Collection boasts t-shirts inspired by THE SIMPSONS, HE-MAN AND THE MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE, H.P. LOVECRAFT, PACIFIC RIM, BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER, DRAGONBALL Z, and even WET HOT AMERICAN SUMMER (but that's not all). Here's a few Rock Father picks from the 18 available designs...
While THE SIMPSONS is currently airing it's 26th season on FOX, the Blu-ray and DVD releases are still catching up. This week, the proper home video edition of The Complete Seventeenth Season has arrived, bringing with it 22 episodes from the 2005 run. To mark the release, the folks at 20th Century Fox have set free a few memes and gifs, because... why not? Sideshow Bob is always appreciated.
In our casual collecting of HOT WHEELS here at Rock Father HQ, we sort of have two ways that we go with it. The girls (Addie, in particular) like whatever they like... I mean, they're kids, so you never know what's gonna strike their fancy. I, on the other hand, like "star cars" - the toys based on vehicles from pop culture, movies, tv shows, etc. There's all different levels of this, from the $1 "mainline" cars to the $5 "Retro Entertainment" series that I dig, and beyond that there's some really expensive versions that are bigger, more detailed, and frankly, not for me. I want stuff that the girls and I can play with, and $1-$5 I can dig. While the world of real-life rides is stirring with announcements set to come from the forthcoming auto shows in Detroit and Chicago, this week, news surfaced out of Mattel that a new vehicle is on the way for the kids... Introducing, THE HOMER!
It's sometimes weird to think that THE SIMPSONS has been on the air in first-run episodes for 25 Seasons already. A quarter-century since the show first aired (I taped the very first episode on VHS from a UHF broadcast via WFLD Channel 32 in Chicago), it seems like THE SIMPSONS have always been there, and will never go away. Watching the new Blu-ray release of THE SIMPSONS: THE SIXTEENTH SEASON (courtesy of Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment), it was an experience to see these nearly decade-old episodes (it's the 2004-2005 season) looking brand-new, and actually... some of them were new to me.
Doh! It's time for another Holiday Gift Guide Giveaway... For Grownups, here on The Rock Father. On December 3, Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment will release THE SIMPSONS: Season 16 on Blu-ray and DVD. To celebrate the release and spread a little holiday cheer, Fox Connect and The Rock Father are getting one lucky reader hooked up with the Blu-ray Box Set!