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Monday, April 25, 2011

RIP Poly Styrene. 1957-2011

RIP Poly Styrene. X-Ray Spex were one of the greatest Punk bands of all time.She will always remembered and Her vocals made many gateways fro female outcasts. Polly we salute you. Breast Cancer up Yours!
 

The Big 4-Empire Polo Club,Indio CA-4/23/11

 This is a big fuckin' deal. All 4 Legendary bands for the first time in America. Sadly the only date and it was 2 hours away but I had to go. It had to be here. Metallica,Slayer,Megadeth got their start here which made California home of Thrash. It was at some big ass field were they host Cochella for indie art fruits. I only paid $15 for my ticket while the rest paid $100(sucka!). My ticket hadn't came in the mail so my buddy went to the post office in the morning to get. Woke my ass up and I got ready right away. We were supposed to jam at 10 am but didn't leave 'til 12. It was a 2 hour drive and me and my boys were making fun of billboard signs,checking out hot chicks,and cranking Death Metal. As soon as we got of the ramp the whole fuckin city was traffic. After an hour our ladies in car #2 told us about a shortcut. Thank Satan we did it or else I would've missed Anthrax. We finally found parking. Me and main homie left to go right away. While the other followed Thrash tradition and got wasted like they do at every show and up missing half the show. We tried to make our way to the front.

  After watching people leave their cars to pee on the sidewalk(like my friends) and getting insulted by stupid Tough guy bros it was time for Anthrax. This was the band I really wanted to see for many reasons. They had just reunited with their best singer Joey Belladonna last year. They were my first and one of my favorite Thrash/Metal bands since forever. And ive been wanting to see them live since I was still oh so punk rock. We tried hard for the first 3 songs to go upfront. Bad fuckin idea! It was so crowded and people were pushing for their lives. When we did get near to the rail we couldn't fuckin see them! It was better when I was 2 songs ago and they looked like ants. Unfortunately you had to get the VIP tickets to see em upfront. Fuckin Bullshit. Anthrax honestly did an OK set but since it was my first time I loved it. They played great songs but they haven't changed their set lists since they reunited. That's lame. Im hoping to see them headline a show soon so I can get a 100% Anthrax. If your an Anthrax virgin listen to Spreading The Disease now. Seeing Anthrax for the first time was badass.  But to quote guitarist Scot Ian..."NOT!". I will enjoy them eventually.
SET:
Caught in a Mosh
Got the Time
Madhouse
Among the Living
Antisocial
Indians
Fight 'Em Till You Can't
A.I.R.
I Am the Law
 Megadeth was next. And after walking out of the mess I was just in ee and my buddy ran to drink a $6 frozen lemonade. And then I saw some dude wearing a Santo lucha mask so I hugged him. We sat in some hill and found a few friends. We saw Megadeth from a long ass way and they started with the song Trust. Already I was like "Wha da fock!". The set seemed to get better n better but I wasn't feeling as I was when I saw em last Fall when they played the whole Rust In Peace(get it you megavigin!) album.Of coarse I sang and head banged to Head Crusher and Peace Sells,but they were the weakest band this day. Big points to Dave for finally making Peace Sells/Holy Wars separate songs and not playing it twice. Just a bad day for em.
Set:
Trust
In My Darkest Hour
Hangar 18
Wake Up Dead
Poison Was The Cure
She Wolf
Sweating Bullets
Headcrusher
A Toute Le Monde
Symphony Of Destruction
Peace Sells
Holy Wars
 My favorite from the 4 was next. Fuckin' Slayer. They started and me and buddy were at the same. We said "fuck that" and tried to get some what near. After moving and moving I found a perfect spot. They started with World Painted Blood and I was pumped. I kept yelling and screaming a long to songs ive never heard live. New and old. From Anti-Christ to Payback. Slayer is just a band that you have to see live every fucking time they come. Guitarist Jeff Hannemen had to call sick for a couple of months since he got some nasty disease from a spider bite. Who better to replace him then Gary Holt from Exodus! Jeff ended up doing some work and at the end Slayer just kicked everyone's ass. You've haven't seen em live you have to if you have at least one ball. If your a virgin to them,then kill yourself but listen to Reign in Blood first. FUCKIN' SLAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYEEEEEEEEEERRRRRRRRRRRRR!
SET:
World Painted Blood
Hate World Wide
War Ensemble
Postmortem
Raining Blood
Black Magic
Dead Skin Mask
Americon
Silent Scream
Anti-Christ
Seasons in the Abyss
Payback
Snuff
South of Heaven
Angel of Death
  We took a break,I sat my ass down 'cause my boots were killing me. Slayer had ended right at sundown so the night belonged to Metallica. Everyone got upfront for this. Lights turned off and they showed the scene from Ecstasy of Gold. Right away a little tear came out and my jaw dropped. Holy fuck I was in for a treat. Everyone had their horns up. They started with Creeping Death. Great song by I would've picked another song to open with. Then I head banged my ass off windmill style when they started From whom The Bells Toll. Yelling and dancing along. I seriously had a spiritual awakening. They played Fuel and It kinda went away for a second. Then it came back with Ride The Lightning and Fade To Black. Never have ive been to amazed at a show. I felt 9 years old again hearing Enter Sandman for the first time. Then two new songs which were ok but id rather hear more old stuff. then they did something to shock the whole fuckin place. They played their instrumental song Orion. Right away my friend started screaming and the whole place banged their head in motion. First time EVER they played it here in the US of A. Not one metal head there was standing still. Even my passed out friends woke up for this. This was the highlight of their set. It was a dedication to thier late bass player. They played One and I sang my heart off. Same with Master Of Puppets,Blackened,took a gay gay moment for Nothing Else Matters,then I went nuts again for Enter Sandman. Lights went off. They came back and invited all the bands on stage like they did in Europe. This time instead of only having Dave of Slayer, Kerry King decided to join the fun. Sadly no Tom Araya but still a step further. They played Am I Evil then left the happy moment. Metallica eneded with Hit The Lights and Seek and Destroy. Now I know why Metallica fuckin owns heavy metal.I left happy,tired,dead,and went to McDonads. A show I will never fuckin forget.
Set:
Creeping Death
For Whom The Bell Tolls
Fuel
Ride The Lightning
Fade to Black
Cyanide
All Nightmare Long
Sad But True
Welcome Home (Sanitarium)
Orion
One
Master of Puppets
Blackened
Nothing Else Matters
Enter Sandman
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Am I Evil? w/ Big 4
Hit The Lights
Seek & Destroy 

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Evildead-House Of Blues,Hollywood CA-4/19/11

  First off im pissed cause I was suppose to go see Rebecca Black before this show. Yes im serious ya jerks. The whole tour eneded up being a fake so me and buds were sad and had to go this. However,I now declare this Bruce Campbell week! Saturday I saw the Grind band BruceXCampbell then on the USA network he premiered his Made for TV movie: Burn Notice:The Fall Of Sam Axe(great movie,im gonna start watching the show) and now I see band named after the movie that made us all love him, Evildead. Groovy.
  Well my friends kept changing thier mind back n forth if we were going to go or not. All day I was getting call saying "yeah foo im down" and "fuuuuh idk man!". Last minute we jammed. Thankfully I missed the first band. I didnt feel like watching a hard rock act. Then I missed most of the band Dyer,who Ive seen play with Exodus before,who are patriotic as fuck,which is lame as fuck in my book. So this Power Metal band went up. Right away we see some bald guy with a big ass coat,sunglasses,limp wrist,and high voice comes out. Him and his 2 guitar and bass players do a side to side dance. Judas Priest rip off? I think so very much. But,they ddi impress me. They sang about Dragons and killin the devil and stuff which was cool.  My friend whos a huge Power Metal fan really digged them. I was tapping my foot. I was really impressed. My only complaint is that they played longer than Evildead. Not Cool! Check em out if your a fan of Dio,Manowar,King Diamond,and just a power metal nerd all together.



  Now im glad I got to see LA's very own Thrash legends once again. Last year when I saw em they played at 2:30am,I was pooped(all day fest),and some guy dressed as an Aztec kicked my nose really hard and I was all dazed. And since them ive listen to them,they've  become one of my favorite metal bands. They reunited last year over 20 years with the original line up with the exception of the singer. New guy does a REALLLY great job and hes the perfect man for the job. This show happen to be free. They were giving tickets away like nothing,which was great since I missed em two months ago. I made my way upfront and the band came out. Great fuckin performance. They didn't play my favorite song this time but still managed to blow me away. If your a fan of Exodus,Anthrax,and DRI check out ED's albums Annihilation Of Civilization(should include Rise Above EP which has a great Black Flag cover) and The Underworld. Please go see em if they come near you. For being Thrash legends,they're underrated. Bruce wouldnt like em but Evil Ash would love them.

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Anal Cunt/Wormrot-The Blvd,Boyal Heights,CA 4/16/11

 This is the show ive been waiting for. ANAL FUCKIN' CUNT at the Blvd! And To make stuff 69 Times better Wormrot played here(again since they loved it here so much and wanted to do one last show before they went home) in the afternoon for $5 with amazing opening bands. Sadly there ain't a flyer so ill add it to this show since it was at the same place/day. Think of it as a sick Grind fest(I sure do). And since I went to to Wormrot,i got to see AxCx half off. $6! Fuhhhh this show ruled.

  First band was playing and they were a good Grind band. I was into them and so was the little bit of people that were there so far. Pretty good. a great way to open the show up. No idea who they were but pretty good.


  Up next was one of my favorite local bands got up. BruceXCampbell(badass name i know). They started playing and the crowed seem to dig em. They use to be a 3 piece. They lost the Pig Squealer/bass player. Now they have a hot chick as a bass player,I think she was in a punk band called Joe Pesci. They also got a 2nd guitar player who played in the first band and is a former drummer of Suffering Luna. They really need to find another squealer . They were fuckin amazing when it was duel vocals. It hit ya like a boomstick. You must pick there album We Are All Kamikaze ASAP! Chances are you'll find it as S-Mart.

 Now the band I was looking forward to seeing for a 2nd time was my favorite local band. And probably my favorite Grindviolence band in general  ACxDC or Anti Christ Demon-Core. These guys kick so much ass. First time I saw em they blew me away. Singer Sergio goes totally nuts and jumps around with the fans. These guys are loved worldwide but still aren't big enough for a full tour. This is band is gonna get places for sure. I was begging people to get these guys on the Anal Cunt bill,didn't work but at least they got on Wormrots. They played for like 6 min. Download ACxDC's discography now! You Had It Comin'
Set:
Turtle Power
Fuck It Dood
Dumb and Dumbshit
Milk
New Song/Breakdown
T-Shirt
We Kill Christians

  
 So LA got its third chance to see Wormrot of Singapore. I told you last month at Scion Fest how fuckin' much I loved them and how nice they were. Well since then they've released their second album Dirge for free download. Thats how nice they are. When I went to go tell them to kick ass today and how much I loved em at scion fest,they right away said how they remembered me. Now the tour was supposed to be finished. But since they really loved this place they decided to do their last show here for cheap(also shot their first music video here). They played right away and they were great as always. The audience(mainly young adults) were being lame. The pit went crazy and hard but you couldn't tell who was just having fun or actually trying to fight. Big macho guys choking each other getting butt hurt cause they accidentally got kicked in the head. Whether your a macho man or a wimpy shrimp like me,you have to know what your getting your self into at these shows. So that kinda pissed me off. The band kept playing and I kept screamin'. During the set I got a bloody nose,Punched in the jaw,kicked in the head,got my glasses bent,and someone even managed to pop one of my pimples. They were sick as fuck. At the end I hugged em and tried to get a setlists. No luck,they apologized cause I didnt get one. Thats how fuckin nice they are. I told the drummer that Dirge is the album of the year. Big Smile lit up on him. They also told they will be back next year,you better go! Wormrot loves America,Wormrot we fuckin love you.
  So after they kicked us out. Luckily the place had a change of heart and let everyone there who was gonna come back for Anal Cunt get half off. Me and my girlfriend to McDonald's so we can eat,pee,and poop. We walked back and they let us in. We waited a bit. Most people who went for Wormrot had left and here come the old timers. Believe it or not,the people this time were nicer and more civilized. So first DeathGrind local band plays. They're called Cotex Nektur. Name doesn't catch my attention but I check em out anyway. Lead singer looked like Phil Anselmo. Everyone was young and bold and they played reallly good DeathGrind. Think Death mixed with Repulsion. Singer ended up being in every other bands pit. And like all good local bands should be,they gave thier demo out for free. It has like 9 songs. I cant find a pic of them,but I will be supporting these guys.

    Next up was a Tech DeathGrind band called  Bedlam Of Cacaphony. Hehe caca...anyway they were cool. People really seemed to dig em. They have a little reputation already playing with Cattle Decapitation and others. I dig em. A-OK guys.
 Now The Touring bands started. By this time I was pooped and I wanted my dose of AC already. These guys went up and I noticed it was the same singer and bass player from Panties. And the guitar player was also the bartender there. They said they haven't played in a year and a lot of people were excited for them. They played pretty good Grind and the singer still reminds me of Ice Cube. They were good but id rather listen to Panties. Still a great band tho and Id recommend anyone to check em out. Plus any band that sells shirts for $5 is cool is my book. Ill be seeing them again in June with Doom(which I hear people are complaining about).
  Maryland's Strong Intention was next. My friend told me they were good and I agree. Grindviolence done by an old man is great. Half the place seemed to love em. I wanna tell you more but I was just headbanging. Check em out. And I always find it strange when I see an old man play Grindcore. Guy took his shirt off and screamed for his coffe.

 Up next was super group Murder Construct. A band thats been in the works for many years but barly started playing. How super are they? They have memebers of Cattle Decapitation,Exhumed,Phobia,D.I.S.,Fetus Eaters,Bastard Noise,Bad Acid Trip. Now ya know we got some real good DeathGrind. The place went to a pit and I had trouble seeing. They only have a EP out and you should get it if your into all their badass bands. Hopefully ill be seeing them again.


    Now to the part that matters. All day I was nervous and excited of seeing AxCx. Like a roller coaster,its gonna be fun but all hell can brake loose. I finally got to get an official real shirt. Most of them were based on their new parody Glam album Fuckin' A. I got one with the logo and around it it said :Junkie,Raciest,Alcoholic,Asshole,Troublemaker,Rockstar. Plus it had some silhouettes of hot chicks in random places. Back had a censored version of the new infamous picture of singer,legend,role model Seth Putnam and tour dates. How great is this man? Heres the uncensored pic.
  I got my girlfriend a tank top that said the band name all cute. Back said: Groupie,Slut,Junkie,Scum. We sat and my friend texted me "He's here!". Right away I go back and I see the king himself. We made quick eye contact and I got nervous. I had asked the merch guy if he was gonna punch me or anything. He said nah that hes the coolest guy ever. Right when we're about to ask for a picture he stood up and almost fell. He grabs on to my friend's shoulder hard. He's fucked up on some hxc shit right about now. He later goes back and has all these random sluts kissing his ass. We finally ask him for a pic and he says yes. I never smiled so big in my life. I ask about a Siege reunion. He said "I Doubt it  maaaaaaaaaan!". He kept lifting up his shiny glittery pants to show off his tattoos. The band was setting up.



    Seth marched in the room(with help of coarse) with a shitload of the fans to the stage. He got on and people were yelling and screaming for him and he left. 5 min later he comes back and his friend has a chair. He was too fucked up so he had to sing on the chair like he did when he first got out of his coma. He started singing and the place went nuts. Girls began to hug him tightly and try to sing along. We all started screaming the offensive lyrics a long to to him,"Niggers!,Rape!,Haha!" He was still in charge on stage in his throne. Girls were all over the place. As well as us guys. Some random drunk girl who seemed younger than me was asked by the guitar player to flash us. She did. Her dumbass kept being on stage and the guitar player would randomly grab her and kiss her. She was all fucked up. The thing I loved most about this was they didn't have a setlist. They played whatever they wanted and what we wanted.They finished,then they decided to do a Manowar cover. They asked the sound guy for another song but they wouldn't give it to them. They did it anyway with 311 Sucks. Surprisingly they did play the full hour(or around there). Most people were betting 20 min max. Seth stood for that and people still surrounded him like the badass he is. Check out both albums they released recently Fuckin A' and Wearing Out Our Welcome. Set list included:
Body By Auschwitz
Haha Holocaust
You're A Cop
Beating Up Niggers That Sell Fake Crack
I Lit Your Baby On Fire
Unbelievable
Pepe,The Gay Waiter
Flower Shop Guy
Delicious Face Style
Im Still Standing
Van Full Or Retards
Hitler Was a Senative Man
Crankin' My Bands Demo on a Box at the Beach(sang by some random old guy and a little help from me)
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Gloves Of Metal
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311 Sucks


BEST SHOW EVER

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

From Ashes Rise-The Roxy,Hollywood CA,-4/10/11

  FINALLLY! Scion shows have returned to LA! And as always Chicago gets there's as well. They usually get the same line up but instead this time they got MAGRUDERGRIND (one of my favorite Grind bands) to headline. Ahh that sucks ass. Magrudergrind did a headlining show for both us in Spetemeber but I failed to get in. Nothing against From Ashes Rise,but Magrudergrind is just that badass. Whatever,free shows are free shows.


         Noisear was first. This was the band I was most excited to see. They're a grind band from New Mexico. I believe they got a new singer and if that's so,hes prefect for the band. He was so into the music he jumped off stage,hit my eye,and ran around. They did an amazing job. My only complaint is that the set was way too short and they hardly play here in L.A. Listen to their album Subvert The Dominant Paradigm

  Up next was Hardcore/Powerviolence band from Boston. Now ya know this is gonna be tough. They started playing and kids were already jumping and stage diving. At first security kicked them out,but after there was so many they didn't even bother. Hardcore kids were trying to sing along and the pit went from moshing to HXC dancing. They did a great job and possibly the best that afternoon. Once again,like the last couple scion shows,most people left after the 2nd band. The singer and both Bass played jumped off the stage. Security tried to get the bass player and kick him out since he thought he was a kid. Bass played walked back on stage pissed and flipped him off. Singer reminded me of a young Henry Rollins. Glacial Reign is the album to listen to.


  All the Crustys were getting pumped up to see From Ashes Rise next. Note this is my 2nd time seeing them for free but last time I didn't pay to much attention to them cause I couldn't get upfront. This Crust/D-Beat/Hardcore band from Tennessee has a huge following. And most kids were pumped and singing along to this band. I thought they did a great job. Listen to their Discogrpahy cd and see them live. The broke up once and luckily their back. You will like them.