Music Review: Food Metal – Food Metal

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Genre: Food Metal
Label: Independent 

Alum, sodium, zinc, etc… I get plenty of metal in my food. Now if I can just manage to get some food in my metal… wait, what? Native Californian and sometimes New Zealander James Perry?! Why are you putting your guitar in the oven? Ohhhhhhh…

Food Metal apparently started off as an exercise in song writing and snowballed into a legitimate project (think Tim Lambesis’s Austrian Death Machine only with no celebrity impersonations and less attempted uxoricide). This self-titled offering is a savory selection of songs that blend hard rock, metal, gastronomy and humor together to make an album that’s not heavy on calories, but heavy where it counts.

Mr. Perry borrows from a multitude of subgenres before butchering them, marinating them in his own distinct style, broiling them and finally serving them up on Food Metal‘s sonic smorgasbord. “Fries” takes bit of a slower paced thrash approach (“For Whom the Bell Tolls”), while “Pass The Beets” finds James in more familiar territory (for me at least) with a slower, more melodic (almost poppy) tune. But, in terms of balls out headbanging, the cake surely goes to “Where the Hell is My Food”. James’s vocals, dirty rollin’ riffs and lines about being pissed off about shitty customer service fit perfectly together here.

My only complaint here is that I felt a bit like Oliver Twist towards the end. “Please Sir, may I have some more?” (Ok, not an apt comparison since James would gladly give an orphan all the metal he/she could handle and I’m a fully grown ragamuffin.) I guess I should ask him if he plans on serving seconds in our forthcoming interview?

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Music Review: Child Bite – Negative Noise

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Genre: Punk
Label: Housecore Records

Detroit really likes to change the musical game, doesn’t it? It birthed techno, was huge for R&B, it’s been integral to rock, punk, and metal with bands like MC5, Negative Approach, The White Stripes, and Electric Six, and it changed hip-hop with Eminem, D12, and Insane Clown Posse; all groups that played the game a little different from the rest of the pack. And now Detroit is puking out Child Bite‘s third album upon the world, the third album from a band that might not even be playing the same game at all, let alone by different rules.

I have no idea what this is, except at it’s dirty fucked up core it’s punk. Punk as fuck. I’m hearing a ton of influences being smashed together and filtered through a boozy, smoky, purple haze. There’s pure GWAR worship, some punk/thrash crossover, and even noisy Dillinger Escape Plan type lead guitar. It’s all over the place as far as speed goes. Explosions of sonic hell play a big part of what Child Bite are doing on Negative Noise, and despite being a paranoid, schizophrenic mess, it’s completely cohesive and stands up to multiple listens.

I’m really liking Negative Noise, and if you are a regular visitor to this site, you might like it too.

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News: Cryptopsy Launch Pre-Orders for The Book of Suffering Tome 1

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It has been three years since Cryptopsy‘s last release and many fans have expressed their eagerness to hear new material. This time, rather than a full album, the band will release a series of EPs entitled The Book of Suffering. This new approach will allow Cryptopsy to put out new music more often while remaining true to their standards of quality. The first EP in the series, The Book of Suffering Tome 1, was produced by Chris Donaldson at The Grid studio in Montreal, mixed by Jason Suecoff at Audiohammer Studio and mastered by Alan Douches at West West Side Music.

The Book of Suffering Tome 1 is now available for pre-order via Cryptopsy’s Bandcamp page as well as on iTunes. Upon pre-order, fans will receive the exclusive single “Detritus (The One They Kept)”, which has also been turned into a video. Produced by Chris Kells of Front to Back Video Production, the video is now playing below:

The Book of Suffering Tome 1 is set for release on October 30th 2015. Regarding the forthcoming EP, Cryptopsy states, “We are extremely proud of the new material. it is some of the most brutal, dark and technical music we have ever created.” The release is set for after the Canadian tour the band are about to undertake, the Canadian Rampage Tour, which sees them cross paths with Gwar and Battlecross several times.

The Book of Suffering Tome 1 Tracklisting:
1. Detritus (The One They Kept)
2. The Knife, The Head and What Remains
3. Halothane Glow
4. Framed by Blood

Cryptopsy’s Canadian Rampage Tour:
10.07 – Sudbury, Ontario @ The Asylum
10.08 – Timmins, Ontario @ The Working Class
10.09 – Thunder Bay, Ontario @ Crocks
10.10 – Winnipeg Manitoba @ The Garrick with Gwar and Battlecross
10.11 – Regina, Saskatchewan @ The Exchange
10.12 – Saskatoon, Saskatchewan @ Odeon Event Center with Gwar and Battlecross
10.13 – Calgary, Alberta @ Macewan Ballroom with Gwar and Battlecross
10.14 – Edmonton, Alberta @ Union Hall with Gwar and Battlecross
10.15 – Prince George @ The Generator
10.16 – Vancouver, BC @ Commodore with Gwar and Battlecross
+ More dates coming soon

Ghoul Announce Weapons of Mosh Destruction Tour with Phobia and Nekrofilth, Added to GWAR-B-Q

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The hooded henchmen in Ghoul are fleeing their delightful dungeons of Creepsylvania to pillage your village on this year’s Weapons Of Mosh Destruction trek, now in stunning 3-D (glasses not included, swine). The three-dimensional lashings initiated last night, May 15th in Denver, Colorado and will further spread its chaos and disease through nearly three dozen cities with an included infiltration of the Maryland Deathfest in Baltimore. Team Ghoul will unite with California grind hooligans, Phobia, and Ohio scumsmiths, Nekrofilth.

Additionally, the masked menaces were recently added to the sixth annual GWAR-B-Q in Richmond, Virginia this August to perform their repugnant requiems and public decapitations. The fetid festivities follow the band’s decimating performance at Kirk Von Hammett’s Fear FestEvil!

Issues Digestor, lead doer of deviousness, “Ghoul is on our way to your wretched country to once again scour the baked on scum from the crock pot of civilization. Sadness? Misery? Brutal totalitarian oppression? You’re soaking in it! Ghoul is also happy to announce that we will be playing the one and only GWAR-B-Q! We look forward to receiving abuse, sexual and otherwise, from our fiendish overlords in Gwar, and sopping up their gore-soaked leavings in our palpitating jaws. Also, we will be playing some songs, time permitting.”

Weapons Of Mosh Destruction 3-D Tour
5/15/2015 Mo’s – Denver, CO
5/16/2015 Vaudeville Mews – Des Moines, IA
5/17/2015 Reggie’s – Chicago, IL
5/18/2015 Now That’s Class – Cleveland, OH
5/19/2015 Cattivo – Pittsburgh PA
5/20/2015 Saint Vitus Bar – Brooklyn, NY
5/21/2015 Voltage Lounge – Philadelphia, PA
5/22/2015 Maryland Death Fest – Baltimore, MD
5/23/2015 Maryland Death Fest – Baltimore, MD
5/24/2015 New Mountain – Asheville, NC
5/25/2015 The Earl – Atlanta, GA
5/26/2015 The Hi-Tone – Memphis, TN
5/27/2015 Siberia – New Orleans, LA
5/28/2015 Fitzgeralds – Houston, TX
5/29/2015 Red 7 – Austin, TX
5/30/2015 The Korova – San Antonio, TX
5/31/2015 Three Links – Dallas, TX
6/02/2015 Club Red – Mesa, AZ *
6/03/2015 Til Two – San Diego, CA *
6/04/2015 Megasound Strudios – Ventura, CA *
6/05/2015 Constellation Room – Santa Ana, CA *
6/06/2015 Los Globos – Los Angeles, CA *
6/07/2015 DNA Lounge – San Francisco, CA *
8/14 – 16/2015 GWAR B-Q – Richmond, VA
*no Nekrofilth

Ghoul unleashed their We Came for the Dead!!! release on vinyl last year. Initially unveiled in 2002, We Came for the Dead!!! was an instant cult classic delivering a slick, punk-infused style of American goregrind from an unidentified tomb in the depths of Creepsylvania, where they’ve since waged war on mortals with full anonymity. The vinyl edition of We Came for the Dead!!! includes a Ghoul-ed out rendering of Megadeth‘s “Skull Beneath The Skin” and is out now on Tankcrimes. And for the CD and digital junkies, the album comes paired up with follow-up slab of sickness, Maniaxe, as a nifty two-for-one album deal available now. Shop with Ghoul and save! Order the CD here (or in stores worldwide) or the digital version here.