Thursday, July 31, 2014

So This Is How Country Music Fans React To Crimes Against Women

Keith Urban, I guessWhat the fuck, country fans? There was a time in my life where I actually listened to country, when I worked and lived in a barn and bartended in the evenings. It was pretty much the only music available in the area, and I didn't have much in the way of music considering I was almost starting (over, again) from scratch.

Just based on my nightly bartending experience alone, my perception of the real country "culture" that played out in the homes and lives of country music devotees was that they don't much care for women, or at least think little of them. It's almost expected to see at least 2 women on every block being battered by a drunken husband or taken advantage of at the bar.

The Woman in Black Descends on Winchester - Here's What This Resident Thinks

#womaninblack (photo: The Daily Dot)I always imagined that my only chance to live in a city that garnered national attention passed after I fled left DC. Not so, apparently - my new stomping grounds have achieved it thanks to the now famous "Woman in Black".

Word has it that she has chosen Winchester, Virginia to be her new home. People are anxious as to why this place was chosen, probably imagining she is some great Biblical prophet or here to accomplish some sort of mission. I say her mission seems pretty clear from what information has come out about her - and pretty personal, too. As much as it is being said on social media, people should translate their actions into words and perhaps actually leave the poor woman alone. She's in mourning.

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Another Talented Local Metal Giant Ends Their Run


I was very sad to hear this, but it seems the mighty (and mightily awesome) metal act Cassandra Syndrome will be officially over following their final show on September 20th.

The band released this statement:

Friday, July 25, 2014

MDF Posts Second Round of Bands Set To Appear in 2015


Maryland Deathfest posted their second round of band set to appear at their 2015 run. They announced the first round a bit ago, but in addition to the lucky first group, these metallers shall also be gracing the stage(s) with their presence:

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Gradius Has Officially Called It Quits

R.I.P. Gradius

The mid-atlantic metal community, myself included, are mourning the loss of a truly talented, original and insanely awesome local band.

Gradius has officially ended their run, which was too short in my opinion. There are plenty of others who probably share it, including the almost six hundred like-ers on Facebook.

Monday, July 21, 2014

Arsis, Allegaeon, Exmortus To Tour This September


This just in via a FB post from Arsis... They've just announced that they're about to hop on tour with Allegaeon and Exmortus (you know them, they're that band that was in a Virgin Mobile commercial a while back which I hope is still in circulation) beginning this September.

Their first stop will be none other than Empire in our neck of the woods - Springfield, Virginia to be exact!

Really loving how all the recently announced tours have begun or had initial stops right here in the DC/MD/VA area! It couldn't possibly have anything to do with this little blog, could it? ;)

King Diamond vs. Former Bassist Hal Patino - Lotsa Drama

ALL HAIL THE KINGI've officially lost all respect for Hal Patino, former bassist for King Diamond. In an act of defiant blasphemy following the termination of his place in the band, he dared to call our great King a "tired, bitter old man".

For this treasonous statement, he must pay with his head!

Thursday, July 17, 2014

New Track Posted For Darkest Hour

DRÆMINGSDrunkest - er, I mean Darkest Hour has a new video out for the track entitled "By The Starlight", featuring DRÆMINGS... who is a self-named maker of "R&B/Haze Pop" style music. This should be interesting!

Lamb of God Drummer Partners with Richmond Guy To Open New Restaurant

According to Loudwire, Lamb of God drummer Chris Adler announced he had entered into a partnership with Richmond guy and restaurant owner Will "Mac" McCormack to open a new restaurant, called Big Whisky Grill, near the west end of the city.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

MindMaze Prepares To Unleash "Back From The Edge", Mixing/Recording Complete

Jeff of MindMazeborder=Jeff Teets, the guitarist/keyboardist of talented and incredible power metal band MindMaze (who are based out of PA and happen to have an amazing lady vocalist fronting them) has announced via Facebook post that the album is finally complete!

The Thrifty Stay-At-Home Wife: Groceries

Just call me Mrs.

Yesterday, I got married.

Mind you, not the type of married that has a wedding involved. At least, not yet. The wedding is still about nine months away set for the 25th of April next year. It was more a legal formality that signified in binding terms what we had already been doing for the past year or so in the form to which most are accustomed.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

MDF Posts First Round of Bands


Maryland Deathfest has posted their first round of bands on the roster for next year's shindig in Baltimore, MD.

Drumroll, please... Here they are!

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Animas Unveils Live Footage from Recent Show at Sweets

John Habuda, bassist and vocalist for Animas - an awesome metal trio based out of the mountain paradise known as Winchester, Virginia - unveiled some new live footage of their recent performance at Sweet Caroline's (lovingly dubbed "Sweets" by Winchester-ians) this past May.

Saturday, July 5, 2014

Jae Pocalypse of Silence The Blind is Inn It For The Kids (Interview)

INN IT FOR THE KIDSAhead of the Benefit for the Children's Inn at NIH - an event which has been affectionately dubbed Inn It For The Kids - that will feature several bands including Silence The Blind, Kalevra, Hydra Kyll, Zekiah and more, I caught up with Jae Pocalypse of Silence The Blind to find out a bit more about one of the most talked-about events in the area.

It is all going down Saturday, July 26th at 5pm in Frederick, Maryland at Cafe 611. Though it's still a couple weeks away, 72 people have RSVP'd to the event's Facebook page as of this writing. Even Yamaha, Korg, Marshall and long list of others have pitched in as sponsors.

Many are stoked about this event, and who better than one of Inn It For The Kids biggest proponents to tell us more?

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Construction Is Pretty Metal

If metalheads are experts at anything, it's finding measures of joy and fun amongst a sea of bleakness and blackness that is the world in which we live today.

Kranok shows us how applying metal to the mundane tasks of daily life can make them enjoyable and even entertaining. Just watch and you'll see what I mean. This is just fucking brilliant in every way.

Upon A Burning Body Thinks Any Publicity Is Good Publicity (Hint: It's Not)

Wow. Upon A Burning Body thinks abduction is an absolutely genius way to get publicity. Any press is good press, right?

When someone is of that opinion, it is usually a big red flag and signal of a big, fat, fucking douchebag. This particular case is a good example.

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Wanna Hear A New Song From Darkest Hour?


Darkest Hour, as you may have heard, finally set a release date for their upcoming album that's been quite a long time coming.

Fret not, disciples of metal - instant gratification is nigh! They've posted this track off the impending release. It's entitled "Wasteland", and it sounds a bit familiar although I can't quite remember if it was one of the new tracks they played during their last show at The Fillmore Silver Spring. (Partly because for me and the husband, the night quickly became "Drunkest Hour" and the details get a bit fuzzy near the end...)

New Album From King Diamond Coming Next Year

KING DIAMONDSo, let me get this straight - His Majesty King Diamond is not only gracing us with his royal presence this October, but he is gifting us, his loyal subjects, with a brand fucking new album some time next year!

His Majesty is most gracious! LONG LIVE THE KING!
Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...