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R.I.P. Gwar’s Oderus Urungus


Big shock to the metal world this morning with the announcement that Dave Brockie(Oderus Urungus), frontman for legendary thrash monsters Gwar has passed away at the age of 50. He was found in his home Sunday night. Police do not expect foul play.

Gwar has seemingly been around forever and for me personally was one of those band that while you may not like every album you always had to contemplate catching them live every time they came through your town. They made their name on wildly theatrical shows, employing grotesque costumes and gigantic stage props ranging from larger than life paper mache depictions of celebrities(usually about to be maimed in some way and filled with enough fake blood to fill a small swimming pool) to monstrous inflatable penises that would shoot goo all over the crowd. Venues would cover every surface in the venue with plastic in attempts to minimize the mess and wearing clothes you actually gave a shit about would be a mistake made only once. Gwar was a must see live band, and while I’m happy knowing I have more than a couple Gwar shows under my belt, it’s a little disheartening to know the option to attend another bloodbath will no longer be there for us minions who bowed at the feet of Antarctica’s greatest export.

Pest In Peace Mr. Urungus. You were truly one of a kind….


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Morning Hype! Solo King Buzzo!

I have to say that when it was announced that Melvins head honcho Buzz Osborne(King Buzzo) was releasing a solo 10″ acoustic album with a tour to follow(or is it the other way around?) my interest level was about equal to my hearing that Pat Boone was doing an album of metal covers. I like my Melvins heavy, sludgy and without restraint, none of which I particularly associate with unplugged acoustic records .But then, like a good little music fan, I put my biases aside and holy shit wouldn’t you know it; the first single is actually pretty fuckin good and now serves a great little teaser to what may or may not lie ahead for The King Of Sludge. Turns out opening your mind a little bit CAN be a good thing. Who knew?

King Buzzo – 2014 solo acoustic dates
Feb. 25 Los Angeles, CA Scion Rock Show @ The Satellite
March 2 Minneapolis, MN Grumpy’s
March 6 Omaha, NE The Waiting Room
March 8 Kansas City, MO The Riot Room
March 10 Norman, OK Opolis
March 11 Dallas, TX Club Dada
March 13 Austin, TX Record Label Rummage Sale
March 16 Little Rock, AR Stickyz Rock’n’Roll Chicken Shack
March 17 Memphis, TN Hi-Tone
March 20 Louisville, KY Zanzabar
March 21 Indianapolis, IN Radio Radio
March 22 Chicago, IL Beat Kitchen
March 23 Madison, WI High Noon Saloon


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Song Of The Day: The Shrine – Nothing Forever


I’ll be the first to admit that I generally dig The Shrine a lot more live than I do listening to them at home or on the headphones but that may be soon to change with this sick new jam coming off the upcoming release “Bless Off”, out March 11th on Tee Pee Records. Starts with some serious Sabbath worship before digressing into the classic 80s style thrash that dominated the first album. A mid track return to the altar of Sabbath breaks shit down proper and leads into a one-arm-up neckbreaker of a finish. Skate rock done near perfect. Here’s hoping the rest of the album can hold up because if it does summer at FDR skatepark may already be sound-tracked….

The Shrine – Nothing Forever

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Friday Hype! Three Songs To Get You Out The Door!

Nothing fancy about this post. Just some good tunes to set you right…..


Enjoy the weekend folks!

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New Tunes: Obliterations – The Hole 7″


Continuing their punishing onslaught on the hardcore world, Obliterations have released a 7″ through Volcom Entertainment. I’ve said before that these guys are the best thing going in heavy music right now and The Hole does absolutely nothing to dispel that notion. The band also just announced that they’ve signed with Southern Lord Records to release their first full length and will be heading into the studio come March. Below are four tracks to melt your face while you do yourself a favor by ordering the vinyl immediately.

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Morning Hype! Graveyard Tour Dates!


One of my favorite bands of the last few years have a run of North American tour dates planned around their Coachella appearance and this, by most accounts, straight up rules. I say most because while there isn’t a Philly date listed yet, there are a few days between the Asheville, NC show and the last two shows of the tour in Washington, DC and NYC so for now I can keep hopes high. And if it doesn’t happen, fuck it: Road trip! Graveyard slays it live every time and if you’re a fan of music that leans towards the heavy you’d be blowing it by not checking out the music and tour dates below.

Graveyard — 2014 Tour Dates
April 12 – Coachella Festival
April 15 – Portland, Wonder Ballroom
April 16 – Seattle, Neumos Seattle
April 19 – Coachella Festival
April 21 – Las Vegas, @ Vinyl
April 22 – Salt Lake City, Urban Lounge
April 23 – Denver, Summit Music Hall
April 25 – Minneapolis First Avenue & 7th St Entry
April 26 – Chicago, @ House of blues
April 27 – Detroit, @ The Shelter
April 29 – St Louis @ Fubar
April 30 – Nashville @ Exit/In
May 1 – New Orleans @ The parish/House of blues
May 3 – Dallas, Gas Monkey Bar N’ Grill
May 5 – Memphis, Hi-Tone
May 6 – Asheville, The Orange Peel
May 10 – Washington, Black Cat DC
May 11 – New York, Webster Hall New York City

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Song Of The Day: Fuzz – ‘Till The End Of The Day (Kinks Cover)

The Brooklyn label Famous Class has been putting out 7 inch splits in a series they call Less Artists More Condos with proceeds to benefit the Ariel Panero Memorial Fund at VH1 Save the Music Foundation. Panero was a founder of Famous Class. Number 10 in the series has Ty Segall’s behemoth Fuzz tackling The Kink’s ‘Till The End Of The Day on the A side while CC Headcleaner gets sludgy on the B side with Free The Freaks. A sick piece of wax for a good cause. Listen below and hit up the Famous Class webstore to order one for the turntable.

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Afternoon Hype! Burgerama III! Sleep!

Holy moly mountain! Burger Records announced the lineup for their now annual Burgerama festival and it could be the heaviest one yet. I use the word heavy because legendary doomsters Sleep are all up in Burger’s business this year! There have been now confirmed rumblings of a new Sleep record for  some time now and though there’s no release date yet one can only hope/wonder if folks at Burgerama will be getting first taste of some long awaited jams. Throw in heavy hitters like Black Lips, The Dwarves and FIDLAR, not to mention the back from the dead proto punk of Death, something for the hip hop heads in the form of Kool Keith as well as what seems to be the majority of Burger Records signees and it makes for a festival that actually might be worth travelling for. No offense Coachella/Bonnaroo. Full band listings and some classic Sleep below…



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Song of The Day: The Sharon Tate Experience – Christmas Killer

Apparently The Sharon Tate Experience are a one-time band forming to play the Rise Above Records 25th anniversary Party In London, England at the end of the month. Under the video post the label asks the question “Can you guess who this band is?” By most accounts, its the band who holds the #15 spot on Brick Background’s Top Twenty Albums list of 2013. Regardless of who it actually is though, this is really a great garage nugget and I certainly wouldn’t complain if more of the same was to come from “whoever it may be”…..

More from Rise Above Records right here

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