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Wednesday, November 04, 2009

Whattya Listenin' to Wednesday - 11/4/09

Greetings as always, faithful readers! Can someone gimme a stopwatch, already? Dang, what a fast seven since we last got-together for our audile check-in...

Hope everyone's Halloween was good! This was the first one I stayed home for in awhile, which was well-spent with our family crashed with us at Casa del Van Horn for some chili, dogs and horror flicks. The boy prowled the streets as a dragon and I was very proud of his "Rawwwwwwrrrr!" He worked on it quite hard during the day. Then again, if you have children, you know that "Rawwwwwwrrrrr!" comes naturally, Halloween dress-up or no... I consider the Lizzy Borden Halloween show I attended a couple years back one of the finest spook holidays I've ever had, but this simplistic evening of controlled chaos was equally sweet.

A very rewarding past week as I spent time with Corey Glover of Living Colour and Laurent Lebec of Pelican, both of whom gave me very in-depth interviews. I'm looking forward to another chat with Spider of Powerman 5000 this week in a Take 5 session for this very spot at ye olde Metal Minute. Still waiting to get a few other guests booked for the Take 5 chair inlcuding Winds of Plague and Skyfire, plus an extra special rocker I'll keep on the hush until I know he's official.

This week at the site expect a review from yours truly of Fireball Ministry's reissue of The Second Great Awakening, while my ace in the hole for the week Alex Gilbert will be digging into the new Collective Soul album. I'm also striving to sequester myself and examine the new Mayhem documentary DVD Pure Fucking Mayhem. This appears to hone in on the facts surrounding black metal's most controversial group, so stay tuned for that.

Over at you can find my recent reviews of The Company Band's debut full-length, plus Andreas Kisser's Hubris I & II. At I have reviews of the latest from Pelican, Nocturnal Fear and Ed Warby of Gorefest's impressive side project The 11th Hour. Also be on the lookout any day now for my crazy interview with Lita Ford and Jim Gillette running over at Dee Snider's House of Hair Online.

A heftier load of music this week (amen) with Halloween festivities and a raw determination to find those quiet hours to pound out the tunes. Let's give Living Colour's latest the top spin honors as I dove deeper into it following my review here in preparation of the Corey Glover interview.

As always, my friends, this site stays alive because of you. My continued gratitude for your support and another welcome to the generous influx of new arrivals. Bring along what ails ya and get comfy...

Living Colour - The Chair in the Doorway
Andreas Kisser - Hubris I & II
The 11th Hour - Burden of Grief
The Company Band - s/t
Halloween II (Carpenter) soundtrack
Halloween II (Rob Zombie) soundtrack
Wednesday 13 - Fang Bang
Wednesday 13 - Transylvania 90210
Misfits - Compilation 1
Zombi - Spirit Animal
Puscifer - V is for Viagra
Pelican - What We All Come to Need
Pelican - Ephemeral EP
Pelican - The Fire in Our Throats Will Beckon the Thaw
Merrimack - Grey Rigorism
Nocturnal Fear - Metal of Honor
White Mice - Ganjahovadose
Fireball Ministry - The Second Great Awakening


bob_vinyl said...

Rick Wakeman - The Six Wives of Henry VIII (Live at Hampton Court Palace)
Incite - The Slaughter
Peter Gabriel - Peter Gabriel (car)
Misfits - Collection I
Mott the Hoople - Live at Hammersmith 2009
Egg Hunt - s/t EP
Higher Giant - Al's Moustache
Led Zeppelin III
UFO - Lights Out
UFO - Obsession
UFO - No Place to Run

DPTH International said...

I had a cool Halloween over at my buddies with a huge Haunt set up and loads of goodies. I finally saw Zombie's "Haloween" reboot.

In prep for Heathenfest:
Eluveitie- catalogue
Alestorm - Captain Morgan..., Black Sails...
Kivimetsän Druidi-Shadowheart

Also:Grace for the fallen-field of blood
Nasty Savage - s/t
Sacred Steel-Bloodlust
Savatage tribute-return of the mountain king

The Klepto said...

Same photo 2 weeks in a row?

Abramis Brama - Nothing Change
Chevelle - Sci-Fi Crimes - New
Monster Magnet - Dopes To Infinity
OSI - Blood
Queensrÿche - American Soldier
Reverend Bizarre - In The Rectory Of The Bizarre Reverend
Reverend Bizarre - Teutonic Witch (Single)
Reverend Bizarre - Thulsa Doom (EP)
Reverend Horton Heat - Laughin' and Cryin' With The Reverend Horton Heat
Shrinebuilder - Shrinebuilder
The Smashing Pumpkins - Siamese Dream
Transatlantic - The Whirlwind

cjk_44 said...

Pelican – What We All Come to Need
Between the Buried and Me – The Great Misdirect
Scar Symmetry – Dark Matter Dimensions
Vader – Necropolis
Born of Osiris – A Higher Place
Adversary – Singularity
Textures – Drawing Circles
Lynch Mob – Smoke & Mirrors
Doyle Bramhall II & Smokestack – Welcome
Willie Nelson – Stardust

Reading: “Always Looking Up: The Adventures of an Incurable Optimist” by Michael J. Fox

Watching: World Series

Ray Van Horn, Jr. said...

Bob, I have access to the Incite album now, so we'll take up that discussion again soon. Good times on the Egg Hunt!

Dpth, sounds like a fun Halloween, bro. What impressions did you take from Rob's remake?

Klepto, sorry, I don't get you about the same photo...that's the shortest list I've seen from you in awhile, though, ha! Up the Revs!

cjk, just always impressed how you turn books around like music...I just got sent the autobiography by Scott Weiland's wife so I hope to carve out some time to read through the opening paragraph, so this ought to be quite a trip

Tommyboy said...

Samhain-Unholy Passion
Samhain-Final Descent
Melvins-Chicken Switch
Black Crowes-Warpaint
S.O.D.-Speak English Or Die
Bad Brains-Build A Nation
Superjoint Ritual-A Lethal Dose Of American Hatred