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Is it blissful?

Deafheaven are a black metal/shoegaze/post-rock/emo/ambient/pop-metal/what-have-you band from San Francisco. The band consists of vocalist George Clarke and guitarist/songwriter Kerry McCoy and are signed to Deathwish Inc. [more inside]
posted by gucci mane on Jul 15, 2013 - 43 comments

When Good Dogs Do Bad Things

"I threw up 40 times and was put in the hospital. I felt like I was dying. Our producer's back totally went out completely. He couldn't even move. The whole recording he was on pills and steroids and anything he could do to get through it. On our first day of recording, the engineer's assistant's car got broken into outside the studio, and everything inside it, including, for some reason, every CD he owned, got stolen." While heavy metal comes with a host of occupational hazards, from excessive consumption to accidents on tour, the physical toll that being in the Dillinger Escape Plan has exacted on members sets the band apart. [more inside]
posted by mannequito on Jul 8, 2013 - 11 comments

"I don't push anything on my kids," he said, again and again.

Balloon Boy's Tween Heavy Metal Career Lifts Off Remember the Balloon Boy hoax of 2009 when the Heene family falsely claimed that young Falcon Heene had stowed away in his father's large balloon as part of a stunt to bring the family some sort of reality TV show fame? Not one to go quietly into that good night, the Heene family is back to trying to be famous. They've become the self-proclaimed world's youngest metal band: the Heene Boyz! Patriarch Richard Heene has roped his family into another of his get-famous-quick schemes with songs like "Duct Tape Man" and "Cactus People" off their four-track debut album, American Chili, based on his own failed B-movie script. [more inside]
posted by Servo5678 on Jul 5, 2013 - 71 comments

Surplus surplus surplus, Sir!

Military planners for the U.S. Army have decided not to ship back more than $7 billion of equipment — about 20 percent of what the Army brought into Afghanistan — because the shipping costs are too high and the need for the used equipment too low. Instead, the Army is destroying the equipment in-country: shredding it, crushing it and selling it on the Afghan scrap market for pennies a pound.
posted by infini on Jun 21, 2013 - 82 comments

They are way cooler than you’ll ever be, basically.

The Avant/Garde Diaries interviews Jarad Dawkins, 11, and Malcom Brickhouse, 12, aka the metal band Unlocking the Truth. Here they are performing on Totally Biased With Kamau Bell [via]
posted by brundlefly on Jun 14, 2013 - 11 comments

Blood for the Blood God!

Realm of Chaos 80s - an 80s Games Workshop blog.
posted by Artw on Jun 12, 2013 - 29 comments

Not safe for faces

Metal King of the Hill Presents: Boomhauer's Porn Rant {NSFW?} [more inside]
posted by Potomac Avenue on Apr 23, 2013 - 11 comments


Got 15 seconds? Then you can watch an animation of Serj Tankian ordering coffee at a Starbucks. [more inside]
posted by jbickers on Apr 10, 2013 - 27 comments

Hands down the illest ventriloquist this side of the Mississippi River

To celebrate the release soulful Southern fried stoner rock band Clutch's new album, Earth Rocker, LA Weekly have put together a list of the Top Ten Awesomely Absurd and Absurdly Awesome Clutch Lyrics. It doubles as an introduction to Clutch, though you can just jump into the title track and Crucial Velocity from Earth Rocker.
posted by Charlemagne In Sweatpants on Mar 21, 2013 - 23 comments

He loves you yeah yeah yeah

Every James Hetfield "Yeah"... ever. [more inside]
posted by flapjax at midnite on Mar 14, 2013 - 42 comments

Fans often form circles and then run together with physical abandon

Moshers, Heavy Metal and Emergent Behaviour: The collective behaviour of moshers at heavy metal concerts is mathematically similar to a disordered 2D gas, say physicists. [more inside]
posted by not_the_water on Feb 13, 2013 - 36 comments

Two tastes that taste great together

"Metaldudes Cats Book challenges stereotypes of masculinity and the metal culture in general. Now... I think we can all agree that cat photos and videos are a pretty integral part of the internet these days, so it feels a little pointless to describe why you might want to look at more cute cats. DUH! However: Metaldudes Cats Book combines three loves that have a global reach: Kitties, Metal, and Duuuudes." Although metal and cats are not a new combination on the internet, photographer Alexandra Crockett wants to take metal + felines to the next level. The AVClub has more.
posted by Frobenius Twist on Feb 7, 2013 - 23 comments

we love metal and we love unicorns lets party!!!!:)

Unicorns from Hell
posted by unliteral on Jan 23, 2013 - 8 comments

Kids Rock

Here's the second most adorable version of Sweet Child O' Mine ever played. Here's the first (previously). Not Cute enough? Here's little Jonah rocking along with some System of a Down. Kids rock.
posted by billyfleetwood on Jan 14, 2013 - 20 comments

Because one cigarette paper costs six copper pennies?

Why Are People Hoarding Coins?
posted by telstar on Dec 18, 2012 - 85 comments

Accept - Osaka, 1985

With their brutal, simple riffs and aggressive, fast tempos, Accept were one of the top metal bands of the early '80s, and a major influence on the development of thrash. Led by the unique vocal stylings of screeching banshee Udo Dirkschneider, the band forged an instantly recognizable sound and was notorious as one of the decade's fiercest live acts. - AllMusic
posted by Egg Shen on Nov 21, 2012 - 29 comments


Metal band Red Fang gets $5000 to make a video.
posted by klangklangston on Oct 22, 2012 - 40 comments

Bill Murray is not impressed

Lead singer of hardcore metal band drunkenly sings to his cat.
posted by desjardins on Oct 7, 2012 - 76 comments

Saiidi Zamzam

Liron Peled is a drumming, strumming, throat-singing one-man-band [slyt]
posted by Ritchie on Sep 22, 2012 - 7 comments

Can anyone hook me up with a fat eighth or quarter?

Quiltsrÿche Who needs dope licks when you have fussy cuts? Boo Davis's punk and metal inspired-quilts. This ain't your granny's rock-and-roll muslin. [more inside]
posted by MiltonRandKalman on Jul 30, 2012 - 17 comments

An interesting publishing house from Sweden

Malört Förlag are a small Swedish record label/publishing house with a couple of interesting releases, like a soundtrack to Mikael Häll's doctoral dissertation about sexual intercourse with demons and nature spirits; a CD of folk songs about werewolves featuring artists like Faun Fables and Fursaxa, and a beautiful first translation of the 1772 novel Le Diable Amoureux, with its original soundtrack featuring artists like Keiji Haino and The Coffinshakers. [more inside]
posted by Tarumba on Jun 9, 2012 - 3 comments


331Erock's metal version of I'm So Happy That I'm Finally Home.
posted by mattdidthat on Jun 9, 2012 - 8 comments

"We didn't know if he was going to pull through at all"

Slayer guitarist Jeff Hanneman will not tour with the band this summer as he continues treatment for necrotizing fasciitis contracted from a spider bite in 2011. Hanneman was bitten on his right arm, and picks with his right hand. The band's official statement describes Hanneman's long recovery, which includes a medically induced coma and an extensive series of skin grafts.
posted by catlet on May 2, 2012 - 51 comments

Encyclopaedia Metallum

In the seven years since its last appearance in the blue, Encyclopaedia Metallum has more than quadrupled in size - now containing 84,000+ bands and 65,000+ reviews of 30,000+ albums.
posted by Trurl on Apr 17, 2012 - 35 comments

Since apparently it is Map Day.

World Map: Metal Bands per 100,000 People. Previously.
posted by Evilspork on Mar 28, 2012 - 50 comments

Mastodon - Leviathan (Piano)

John Abbott plays metal covers on the piano. On the 20th March, he uploaded a 39 minute video of himself playing Mastodon's 2004 concept album, Leviathan, in its entirety. [more inside]
posted by knapah on Mar 22, 2012 - 13 comments

Of course devil horns had to be involved

So just how do you translate the death metal growl to sign language? (SLYT) [more inside]
posted by MartinWisse on Mar 17, 2012 - 42 comments

Why are we still here?

Corrosion of Conformity: An oral history of 30 years of the legendary hardcore/thrash metal/sludge metal outfit from Raleigh, NC. [more inside]
posted by NoMich on Mar 1, 2012 - 17 comments

Cheaper than music

Psychonaut by The Cosmic Dead is free psych rock. Going Up, Coming Down by Sudden Death of Stars is free French psych with sitars. Kosmonaut 1 by Kosmonaut is free Tangerine Dream-style space rock. Sedan by Sedan is free hypnotic piano and drums. Ouroborus by Hypatia Lake is free stoner rock. Watch Your Back by Butchers is free slacker noise psych. Tumbleweeds by Across Tundras is free prairie rock. Concrete Light by Luger is free neo-kraut in a Stereolab vein. Born to Deal in Magic: 1952-1976 by Shooting Guns is free instrumental stoner doom. You Can't Win by The Runnies is free female-fronted organ trio psych. War of the Giants by Axxicorn is free stoner metal. [more inside]
posted by klangklangston on Feb 2, 2012 - 17 comments

A neu Neubauten

Dub machines. Tristan Shone, aka Author & Punisher, builds and plays his own drone metal instruments.
posted by googly on Jan 31, 2012 - 22 comments

"Let's open up this pit!"

"My First Hardcore Song," by Juliet, age 8.
posted by koeselitz on Jan 20, 2012 - 50 comments

(Disney) Princesses Gone Wild

Princesses Gone Wild is a tumblr blog of Disney princesses re-imagined with tattoos, piercings, dyed hair and band t-shirts. [more inside]
posted by slimepuppy on Jan 1, 2012 - 37 comments

The wayward sons of Mother Earth

Founded in 1990, Skyclad is considered to be one of the first bands in the "folk metal" genre. Until his departure in 2001, the lyrics came from the pen of band leader Martin Walkyier, who wrote some of the most poetic and sharply socio-political lyrics in metal (and had a wicked way with a pun, to boot). [more inside]
posted by jbickers on Dec 7, 2011 - 18 comments

Pinkie, you gotta stand up tall

Here is a death metal cover of Laughter Song, a.k.a. "Giggle at the Ghostly," (lyrics) from My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic, performed by Hatesteed. Original version. SLYT
posted by JHarris on Dec 1, 2011 - 22 comments

Keeping it light

The world's lightest material -- 100 times lighter than styrofoam -- has been created at UC Irvine & CIT. It's a metal alloy with surprising compression strength.
posted by msalt on Nov 22, 2011 - 42 comments


Metalachi: The World's First And Only Heavy Metal Mariachi Band
posted by flex on Oct 28, 2011 - 34 comments

Hank 3 x 4: Country, Cajun, Cattle-Core, and Doom Rock

Hank Williams III has had a rocky relationship with his label, Curb Records, from the beginning, when his first album with them was an album with his grandfather and father, "thanks to the wonders of 21st century digital overdubbing." A decade and a half later, Hank 3 was free from Curb Records, though the label snuck out one last album, even though the contract was over. It was actually an old album from a decidedly non-country style, but that didn't stop Curb from offering it as a Hank III album at a fire-sale discount, ensuring Billboard Country charting. That was in June of this year. Jump ahead to September: Hank 3 released three albums over four CDs, spanning his broad musical styles and beyond. CD1: country (of sorts); CD2: haunted ambient soundtrack and Cajun-tinted country, with guests (like Tom Waits); CD3: cattle-core; CD4: doom rock.
posted by filthy light thief on Sep 20, 2011 - 91 comments

Wake from unconsciousness, disoriented on a strange island. Apprehension and confusion fill the mind.

Cryogenic Husk features themed mixtapes, mostly of the metal or punk variety. Check out mixes based on being shipwrecked, Egyptology, or Nikki Sixx in '87.
posted by Lovecraft In Brooklyn on Sep 7, 2011 - 11 comments

Monsters of Grok

Monsters of Grok. Fake band t-shirts for history's greatest minds.
posted by XQUZYPHYR on Aug 31, 2011 - 127 comments

Righteous metal covers

You've been rickrolled on the blue. And you've seen nyan cat on the blue. But not in this righteously metal way. These are youtube posts to 331Erock's page for his metal covers of crazy, pop culture stuff.
posted by TheBones on Aug 22, 2011 - 19 comments

Heavy Bedding.

Ben Venom makes heavy metal quilts. [more inside]
posted by Existential Dread on Aug 20, 2011 - 33 comments

"There won't be blood ... if we can get some tape."

Estradasphere may be on permanent hiatus, but the party can't be stopped with their 23-minute version of Hunger Strike (NSFQuiet) [more inside]
posted by mannequito on Aug 14, 2011 - 12 comments


Powerglove, a speed metal / 'tv show and video game' band, has released an official video to their cover of the Danny Elfman theme from Batman.

Their other covers include: X-Men, The Animated Series (see it mixed to the intro) / Transformers / Flintstones / Simpsons / Inspector Gadget / Power Rangers / Pokemon: Gotta Catch Them All (Live) / The Real Adventures of Johnny Quest / Nightmare before Christmas: This is Halloween / Mario Minor / Legend of Zelda: Power, Wisdom, Courage / Metal Kombat for the Mortal Man / Heffalumps and Woozles and: Tetris (Live) [more inside]
posted by zarq on Jul 30, 2011 - 36 comments

From AC/DC to Zyklon

Ladies and Gentlemen, may I present, the long-awaited Periödic Table of Heavy Meẗals. [more inside]
posted by Minus215Cee on Jul 25, 2011 - 47 comments

Such Hawks Such Hounds

Such Hawks Such Hounds explores the music and musicians of the American hard rock underground circa 1970-2007, focusing on the psychedelic and '70s proto-metal-derived styles that have in recent years formed a rich body of unclassifiable sounds.
posted by mhjb on Jun 28, 2011 - 17 comments

The Clock in the Mountain

Kevin Kelly describes how a clock designed to run for 10,000 years will function and the efforts behind its creation and building.
posted by reenum on Jun 18, 2011 - 73 comments

You can bang your head to Beethoven

George Mason Green Machine athletic band plays Killing In The Name Of... Welcome To The Jungle played on two cellos. One by Apocalyptica. The Ukulele Orchestra Of Great Britain plays the theme from Shaft.
posted by Bora Horza Gobuchul on Jun 10, 2011 - 16 comments

A half-century of evil

Join me and Satan in celebrating the 50th birthday of respiratory therapist turned Kerrang! Hall of Famer Tom Araya of Slayer.
posted by Trurl on Jun 6, 2011 - 43 comments

"You are missing one ingredient... the HEAT of SATAAAAN!!"

Vegan Black Metal Chef makes pad thai.
posted by flex on May 10, 2011 - 86 comments

Very Metal

How Heavy Metal Is Keeping Us Sane
posted by fearfulsymmetry on May 1, 2011 - 186 comments

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