While the masses are currently swooning over GHOST BC AKA GHOST, let’s point out that the original GHOST was formed in the early/mid 80’s by metal god Dan Swanö (drums) and his older brother Dag Swanö (guitars). Check out this appearance of the band on Swedish TV:
As a bonus, check out this music video they did for the song, “3002.” Wait for the 2:20 and see these little kids go off!
SHINING (Norway) have released some really cool videos in the past couple of years. With their new one for “House of Control,” frontman Jørgen Munkeby finds himself in a limo full of gorgeous women as well as left for dead on the side of the road.
“It’s so great to finally have a video for our song ‘House of Control,’ since it means so much to me,” explains Munkeby. “Not only are the lyrics very personal, but musically the track was also a bold step into a more varied and melodic landscape. We had no idea how that new direction would work out, but it has ended up being my favorite track off the album. I had so much fun shooting the video, and I’m very happy to present this steaming hot new clip!”
The song is off their last album, International Blackjazz Society, which we highly recommend.
As a devotee to heavy music, the words of Tony Iommi are always sacred. Check out this extensive interview, Inside Black Sabbath With Tony Iommi, in which he discusses the history of SABBATH, the origins of his sound, and even demonstrations of the band’s most well-known riffs. As always, he’s down to earth and honest in his assessments of SABBATH history. While a good portion of the info is universal knowledge, it’s always nice to hear it again straight from the grandmaster.
The interview appears to be recorded prior to the Dehumanizer sessions around 1990.
This month saw the release of VADER‘s latest EP, Iron Times, via Nuclear Blast. In keeping with their tradition, Iron Times is another excellent release that is meant to tide us over till their next full length entitled The Empire. Let’s check out Track 2, “Prayer to the God of War.” If only VADER could ghostwrite for SLAYER…
With the whirlwind of publicity that U.S. presidential candidate, Donald Trump, has been receiving, Jello Biafra (JELLO BIAFRA AND THE GUANTANAMO SCHOOL OF MEDICINE) shares additional thoughts on Mr. Trump on his latest edition of What Would Jello Do?
Jello reveals some new examples of ridiculousness and racism that may not necessary be widespread public knowledge. And speaking of racism, here is an image that sums up how BRUJERIA feel about the presidential candidate.
In order to be a blizzard beast, gotta have a sense of humor that surpasses all the rest. Check out this untouchable Abbath interview conducted two years ago during the Copenhell festival in Copenhagen, Denmark.
Note the way he refers to metal as “rock n’ roll” just as his idol, Lemmy Kilmister did.
In response to the controversy surrounding Phil Anselmo‘s Nazi salute and “white power” remark onstage at the end of his performance at Dimebash last week, MACHINE HEAD‘s Robb Flynn has posted a video that provides additional facts of what happened at the show and his opinion of Phil Anselmo‘s latest and past racist remarks. Robb‘s new facts provide additional context and meaning to Phil Anselmo’s antics. Watch as he brings the hammer down:
Be sure to watch this in its entirety. Go, Robb!
Iceland’s greatest export, SÓLSTAFIR, have done it again with another absolutely jawdropping, powerful video. This time around, “Miðaftann” from last year’s Ótta gets the music video treatment. Words simply can’t do the video justice.
The clip was directed by Harri Haataja and Vesa Ranta and shot with renowned actor Gudmundur Ingi Thorvaldsson, at the famous black sand beach which inspired the band’s album title Svartir Sandar close to Iceland’s southernmost village Vík í Mýrdal.
Frontman Aðalbjörn Tryggvason comments on the video: “The track is about wandering in darkness. Playing chess with Death, getting burned by salt, drowning in the ultimate wave of sin and returning back home by using moonlight as navigation.”
Directors Harri Haataja and Vesa Ranta further elaborate: “They told us a real-life story about a sailor, who lost his crew at sea and was stranded to shore as the only survivor-. He proceeded to find his way to town and en route he found a barrel filled with water. Yet the water was frozen, so he had to punch through the ice with his bare hands to fight dehydration. Eventually, after a long journey, he reached the town and survived.”
The closest thing to a MERCYFUL FATE reunion thus far in DENNER / SHERMMAN, featuring Michael Denner, Hank Shermann, Snowy Shaw along with Sean Peck (CAGE) and Marc Grabowski, has posted their new video for the title track of their debut EP, Satan’s Tomb.
Hank Shermann comments: “We are happy to be able to release a video for the title track, which was the first song that really got us going as a band.
Now we are building upon the shadowy metal essence of what we created with the ‘Satan’s Tomb‘ EP, and are moving forward with a full-length release for next year.”
In a world where most metal videos are simply terrible, INTRONAUT has come to save the day with their new video for “Fast Worms.” The video does in a brilliant job in taking the piss out of the metal video genre along with being the most over the top, ridiculous video possible.
It greatly helps that the song rules. A great nod to the past and present of INTRONAUT.
Talking about the new music video, Sacha Dunable (vocals, guitar) comments, “This video is ridiculous. Please don’t hate us now. Much thanks to Pat Lascu for making it. We’re on tour getting ready to meet up with BTBAM, Enslaved, and Native Construct, as well as a bunch of our own headlining dates. Check our facebook for those, and go buy our record! Thank you to everyone who has bought it so far, we love you guys!”