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Show Review: Tomahawk at Best Buy Theater 6/2

Posted by Morgan Y Evans - Walking Bombs on Wednesday, July 3, 2013 at 1:36 PM (PST)

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One of the premier shows of the summer was Tomahawk‘s raucous return to New York City. I hadn’t seen the Mike Patton led supergroup live in years (I think since an Ipecac showcase with Melt Banana, The Melvins and maybe even Isis…a long time ago), but they were back strong and in fighting shape. 2013 has seen some top notch releases, from The Ocean’s tidal tour de force Pelagial to the latest twists-and-turns filled power metal opus Nemesis from Stratovarius, but Tomahawk’s hard rock return Oddfellows is right smack near the top of the heap.

I’ll raise some eyebrows saying this, but Tomahawk has been my favorite Patton project since the group’s inception. As much as I love Faith No More (especially stone cold classic Angel Dust and oft-forgotten Bogus Journey soundtrack gem “The Perfect Crime”), Duane Denison of Jesus Lizard fame is just such a beast on guitar that anything with his name on it is hard to beat. He’s kind of one of those Tony Iommi type guitarists who play many riffs that sound related but which all absolutely kill. I mean, this is the guy who wrote “Dancing Naked Ladies” and “Wheelchair Epidemic”, for heck’s sake. Add John Stanier on the kit, who has progressed leaps and bounds since his already untouchable early years with the mighty Helmet, and (nowadays) Trevor Dunn on bass and ’nuff said.

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eshf_sausagescoverhires_1I realized in horror that while we have way too many posts about seriously subpar metalcore bands, no one had any posts about the best band ever, The Melvins. Let me ammend that error and simultaneously increase the coolness of our humble metal domain tenfold by announcing the upcoming release of an unorthodox covers album from the “Godfathers of Grunge” entitled… Everybody Loves Sausages.

Melvins and cover songs usually equals genius. Their versions of “God Of Thunder” by Kiss, “Youth Of America” by The Wipers and of course, their infamous version of “Smells Like Teen Spirit” with none other than Leif Garrett on vocals are the stuff of legend.

Now, fans can wet their whistles on this collection (out April 30th on Ipecac), which is probably worth it for the Melvins/Scott Kelly team up on Venom’s “Warhead” alone. Personally, I am really excited and scared to hear them cover “Best Friend” by Queen with the dude from Tweak Bird. I need some strong LSD. Other guests include Jello Biafra, Mark Arm and many more.

King Buzzo says: “This record will give people a peak into the kind of things that influence us musically. We REALLY like all of these songs along with the bands who actually wrote this stuff because first and foremost we are HUGE music fans.”

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Isis stream live album “ISIS Live II”

Posted by Ehrila on Friday, June 10, 2011 at 2:04 PM (PST)

Fans of the glory that was Isis are sad to see such an amazing band come and go, but the band will release five live albums that should please any fan of the progressive five-piece.

May 31st already saw the release of the first album, “ISIS Live I,” and this Tuesday June 14th, the band will release its follow-up, “ISIS Live II” which was recorded in Stockholm, Sweden 2003.

The album is currently available for streaming at this location.

More info on the five albums can be found here.

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