Metal Meets Cats in New Book

It was inevitable.  The worlds of metal and people who love cats have finally converged in a new book, Metal Cats.  The book features photos of musicians, fans, and promoters of metal with their cats, including members of ISIS, AKIMBO, GHOUL, LUDICRA, EXHUMED, MORBID ANGEL, MUNICIPAL WASTE, NAUSEA, PHOBIA, and NAPALM DEATH.

A portion of the proceeds from this book and a series of benefit shows held along the West Coast will go towards one no-kill shelter in each of the four main cities visited. No dogs in Adidog hoodies, only cats this time.

Photographer Alexandra Crockett had the idea to give accolades to local musicians and artists in the metal scene, while also bringing to light no-kill shelters and their importance for animal rights.

Pre-order the book at Amazon.com.

AKIMBO Announce U.S. Tour in Support of New Album

Seattle’s AKIMBO will be taking their act on the road in support of their new album, Jersey Shores, which was inspired by an infamous and bizarre legacy left from a string of shark attacks which occurred in the Garden State some 92 years ago. The album was recorded over a three week period at Headbanging Kill Your Mama Music in Louisville, Kentucky with Chris Owens (COLISEUM, BREATHER RESIST).

Tracklisting for Jersey Shores is as follows:
1. “Matawan
2. “Bruder Vansant
3. “Lester Stillwell
4. “Rogue
5. “Great White Bull
6. “Jersey Shores

AKIMBO‘s tour will also make a stop at this years CMJ Music Marathon and Film Festival. Dates are as follows:
Oct 6 2008 BOUQUET BOISE, Idaho
Oct 7 2008 KILBY COURT SALT LAKE CITY, Utah
Oct 8 2008 HI DIVE DENVER, Colorado
Oct 9 2008 RECORD BAR KANSAS CITY, Missouri
Oct 10 2008 LOUNGE ON ELM ST. DALLAS, Texas
Oct 11 2008 EMO’S AUSTIN, Texas
Oct 12 2008 THE MINK BACKROOM HOUSTON, Texas
Oct 13 2008 THE GRAVEL PIT MOUNTAIN HOME, Arkansas
Oct 14 2008 BOTTLETREE BIRMINGHAM, Alabama
Oct 15 2008 JJ’S BOHEMIA CHATTANOOGA, Tennessee
Oct 16 2008 MILESTONE CHARLOTTE, North Carolina
Oct 17 2008 TALKING HEAD BALTIMORE, Maryland
Oct 18 2008 RED AND BLACK DC, Washington DC
Oct 19 2008 DANIEL ST. MILFORD, Connecticut w/ MONOTONIX
Oct 20 2008 SPACE 538 PORTLAND, Maine w/ EARTH + CONIFER
Oct 21 2008 FONTANA’S, New York City, NY w/ THE BRONX + TRASH TALK
Oct 22 2008 WESLEYAN MIDDLETON, Connecticut
Oct 23 2008 MIDDLE EAST BOSTON, Massachusetts
Oct 24 2008 KNITTING FACTORY – CMJ PANACHE SHOWCASE NEW YORK CITY, New York w/ AN ALBATROSS, MONOTONIX, AIDS WOLF + more
Oct 25 2008 TODD P/PANACHE WAREHOUSE PARTY BROOKLYN, New York w/ GENGHIS TRON, DMBQ + more
Oct 25 2008 NEUROT RECORDINGS PARTY @ EUROPA BAR BROOKLYN, NY w/ US CHRISTMAS + THE GIRAFFES
Oct 26 2008 BOURBON ST COLUMBUS, Ohio
Oct 28 2008 MELODY INN INDIANAPOLIS, Indiana
Oct 29 2008 EMPTY BOTTLE CHICAGO, Illinois
Oct 30 2008 THE BORG WARD MILWAUKEE, Wisconsin
Oct 31 2008 THE UPTOWN MINNEAPOLIS, Minnesota
Nov 3 2008 EMPYREAN SPOKANE, Washington