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Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Whattya Listenin' to Wednesday - 6/15/11

Hails, readers! Apologies for an unproductive week here at The Metal Minute. At the moment, life is being transfigured out of boxes. Moving is never an easy task, much less an easy decision to make, but in the interest of my family's well-being, the choice has been made. At this point, I feel humbled and sobered by this transition and look forward to putting the pieces back together again. Like my lead character Randy "Old School" Schofield in my new novel Saved by Zero, I've been kicked in the teeth and knocked down, so it's time to embrace the harshness as a catalyst to a better life.

I want to thank the many friends who stepped up and lent their time and services to this move. We're all better off in the long run with friends who care so much and without a doubt, I have the best damn friends around.

Looking forward to seeing how the Stanley Cup wraps up tonight. Though I missed much of Games 4 and 5, it's really been a tale of home advantage and we'll see who wants it more tonight. I'm always neutral with hockey since I am an NHL game analyst in another life, but part of me wants to see our Canadian brethren have something to celebrate and I know our old buddy Jon Mikl Thor is probably salivating for a first-ever Vancouver championship. On the other hand, the Bruins have played with tremendous passion and though lopsided victories in the Stanley Cup finals tend to piss me off, Boston has certainly earned a right to the cup as well. Hopefully the dirty business and brutal injuries will be kept out of this grand finale where speed and grit wins the day. Game on in number seven, baby...

Coming up at The Metal Minute, we'll examine new releases by A Pale Horse Named Death, Cellout, Molly Hatchet, Pagan's Mind and Who Cares, the latter being a collective made up of Tony Iommi, Jason Newsted, Ian Gillan, Nicko McBrain, Linde Lindstrom and Jon Lord. Plus we'll confront what appears on the face to be the Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer of this generation, Cyrus: Mind of a Serial Killer starring Brian Krause, Danielle Harris and Lance Henriksen.

Thank you all for your patience. Let's rock this mutha.

Brian Setzer - 13
Brian Setzer - Rockabilly Riot! Volume One: A Tribute to Sun Records
Brian Setzer - Nitro Burnin' Funny Daddy
Brian Setzer Orchestra - Guitar Slinger
Brian Setzer Orchestra - The Dirty Boogie
Brian Setzer Orchestra - Songs From Lonely Avenue
A Pale Horse Named Death - And Hell Will Follow Me
Flogging Molly - Speed of Darkness
The Black Keys - Brothers
Cellout - Superstar Prototype
Seemless - s/t
Seemless - What Have We Become
Y&T - The Ultimate Collection
Foghat - The Best of Foghat
Zombi - Cosmos
Zombi - Surface to Air
Zombi - Spirit Animal
Zombi - Escape Velocity
Screaming Trees - Dust
Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band - Greatest Hits
Stereolab - Emperor Tomato Ketchup
Stereolab - Peng!
The Breeders - Last Splash
Foster the People - Torches
Thom Yorke - The Eraser


taotechuck said...

Silver Mt. Zion - Horses in the Sky
Parliament - Mothership Connection
Johnny Flynn - A larum
Depeche Mode - Playing the Angel
Messiaen - Livre du Saint Sacrement
Noah and the Whale - Peaceful, the World Lays Me Down
Eden Brent - Ain't Got No Troubles
v/a - Ultra Lounge Vol. 5: Wild, Cool, & Swingin'

DPTH International said...

Dead & Divine - The Fanciful, The Machines We Are,What Really Happened at Lovers Lane
Dead Can Dance - Discography
Dead Poetic - Four Wall Blackmail, Vices
Death Angel - All studio albums and Sonic German Beatdown
Death List - Severed
Decapitated Sheep - Woes (demo)

Also some new CD's:

Alestorm - Back Through Time
Amon Amarth - Fate of Norns
Azmaveth - Strong As Death
Cruachan - Blood On The Black Robe
Moonsorrow - Varjoina Kuljemme Kuolleiden Maassa

Metal Mark said...

Fist-Turn the hell on
Under Fire-s/t
Iron Maiden-A matter of life and death
Yes-Fly from here
Tyrant-Too late to pray
Planks-The darkest of grays/Solicit to fall
Seven sisters of sleep-s/t
Omen-Battle Cry
Alestorm-Captain Morgan's revenge
Star Star-Lovedrag years

cjk_44 said...

Amorphis – The Beginning of Times
Obscura – Omnivium
Scale the Summit – The Collective
Queen – II (reissue)
Yes – “We Can Fly” (single)
Opeth – Lamentations
Daylight Dies – No Reply
Guns ‘N’ Roses – Use Your Illusion II
Hellfueled – Volume One
Tedeschi Trucks Band – Revelator
The Black Crowes – Three Snakes and One Charm

Watching: Boston Bruins Winning the Stanley Cup

Ray Van Horn, Jr. said...

Chuck, glad to see you back in the groove, pun intended.

Dpth, I've always loved Dead Can Dance. Some people call them new age, I often think of them as artists with the capability of opening portals into time.

cjk, glad you enjoyed the Cup, lol... I was just stunned by all of the Vancouver rioting. They were generally polite and respectful to the Bruins skating the cup around and saved their booing for the comish, but damn, a riot? Usually, it's the winning teams who riot. That was just disgusting.

Mark, what year is Fly From Here? Don't think I've ever heard that one.

Metal Mark said...

Ray-It's the new one.

cjk_44 said...

yeah, it was disturbing to see the riots in Vancouver. lots of folks out West sent e-mails to media outlets in Boston saying the riots are not indicative of Vancouver natives.

i was a wreck until the final seconds ticked off. Boston had a solid club this year - nice to see teamwork and dedication result in the Cup.

DPTH International said...

I've been a longtime fan of Dead Can Dance. They are in part responsible for my broadening of Metal music into it's many sub-genres (namely folk, Celtic metal)

I've had the luxury of seeing them live a few years ago on a reunion tour and that was a magical show. My wife was bored stiff, but what can you do. I dragged her there.

I stumbled onto another group called Irfan who are very similar to the medeival/middle eastern side of Dead Can Dance, by accident. Their album was in the metal section of my record store for some reason. I checked them out and was impressed.

If you enjoy DCD then I'd recommend Irfan as well.

Ray Van Horn, Jr. said...

Oh, gotcha on Yes. I had Relayer out this week and was going "Huh?" to your listing. See how far one can get behind when moving? Sheesh.

cjk, I know Vancouver overall has a damned fine reputation and Hollywood uses Vancouver for so many film and t.v. shoots because of its accessability, rugged exterior, cheapness to shoot and good folks who they can pine out for extras or backing characters. I would've liked to see the Canucks get their first and the Boston area's just dominated sports all over the damned place, but when push comes to shove, the Bruins only lost by scant measures in the three they dropped in the series while blowing out Vancouver in the other four games they won. I was nauseated by the 8-1 game because I despise blowouts in a final series. Yet that Game 3 was obviously a game of vengeance by the Bruins since they were dishing out payback after payback. They had the bigger passion overall and deserved the Cup.

Dpth, that's funny about your wife. The things we all do for love, right? I'll keep an eye out for Irfan, thanks.

mauricio said...

My friend would like it.