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R.I.P. Wayne Static

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Sunday, November 2, 2014 at 6:52 AM (PST)


Platinum selling musician Wayne Richard Wells, better known as WAYNE STATIC, passed away at the age of 48.

WAYNE STATIC was the enigmatic former frontman and namesake of Static-X, who later forged a successful solo career. Wayne was scheduled to co-headline tours with Powerman 5000 and Drowning Pool over the next several months.

No additional information is available at this time.

Blabbermouth has a moving tribute from fellow musicians in the hard rock community here , including members of Smashing Pumpkins, Fear Factory and Lacuna Coil.

UPDATE: (this just in…)

Today is a sad day in the music industry – Front-man and founding member WAYNE STATIC of STATIC-X passed away quietly in his sleep at his home last night.

The couple was getting ready to leave for a Fall/Winter tour this morning. They were to have left the night before on Halloween, but decided they would head out early in the morning November 1st.

The couple, known for partying heavy, had left hard drugs in 2009 and had not touched them since. Static’s first solo album – Pighammer – was a tribute to his new non-drug life and hoped it would help others to get clean from hard chemical drugs.

More official information about his passing will be released in the following days. This is not a drug related incident or an O. D. Please be courteous to his family and wife and leave positive messages~

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Crucial Blast?

Crucial Blast is preparing Spectre Music Of An Antiquary, the sought out-of-print 2012 album from UK ambient/black/noise metal entity, EMIT, to be reintroduced to the population at the end of October.

Press Release – “The latest album of murky graveyard ambience, deranged synth, phantasmic dread and ritualistic black drift from this cult UK outfit, their first in nearly ten years is surrealistic, spectral music and nocturnal delirium transmitted from beyond the veil and steeped in the mysteries of old Britain, like some twisted, eldritch fusion of Fabio Frizzi, In Umbra Malitiae Ambulabo-era Abruptum, and 80’s darkwave. A must-hear for anyone into the murky surrealistic blackness of artists like Reverorum ib Malacht (a band that has shared members with EMIT in the past), Yoga, Occultation, Uno Actu, Utarm, and Dapnom.”

HERE  is a taste.

Ok, now back to Good Clean Fun’s Positively Positive 1997-2002. “And ask yourself, what would you do?”

John 5 special video message

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Monday, September 22, 2014 at 4:35 PM (PST)


Outer space production genius guitar lord John 5 has a special video message for fans you can  check out here.

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Fear Factory sign to Nuclear Blast, please use a real drummer

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Friday, September 12, 2014 at 3:12 PM (PST)


FEAR FACTORY are currently working on material for their Nuclear Blast debut. The as-of-yet-untitled album will be co-produced by long-time collaborator Rhys Fulber, along with Cazares and Bell. A Winter 2015 release is expected. The current line up of the band is expected to be on the release:

Burton C. Bell – Vocals
Dino Cazares – Guitars
Matt DeVries – Bass
Mike Heller – Drums

While I wish it was Christian and Raymond, like most fans, I like Matt and Mike. Though even Olde Wolbers just commented in a Blabbermouth Thread that: “The real line up would make too much sense.”

Click HERE for more.

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Electro-industrial metal titans ABORYM have announced the addition of guitarist Giulio Moschini (Hour of Penance) to the group’s ranks. Giulio brings a wealth of experience to Fabban’s band, having performed with ABORYM during their last live shows and after a very long career with Hour of Penance.

At the same time the band announced an amicable parting of the ways with their drummer, Bard “Faust” Eithun, who has been with the band since 2005.

“After the Emperor-gigs this summer it is my intention to calm down the band activities” – comments Bard. “Basically because I have reached a point where it is difficult to combine being in a band with family and other commitments and I am slightly fed up “being in a band” as such. Sadly this also involves Aborym so it is with a sad heart I have decided to leave the band with immediate effect. Next year I would have been a part of the band for 10 years and I appreciate the three albums we made together. However, it is time to leave the drum chair for someone who are actually able to provide the time and effort the band requires. I wish both Fabban and Paolo Pieri the best of luck with their future endeavours”.

Click HERE for more.

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Prong “Remove, Seperate Self” in classic sounding alt metal clip

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Monday, September 8, 2014 at 11:27 AM (PST)


When I think of how good Prong is right now at this stage in Tommy Victor’s career I want to cry tears of bloody joy everytime I hear a new song. The last two albums in particular were stunning evidence that Prong are a band like no other, fully aware of their legacy yet still making new works that can stand the scrutiny of years to come as well. The best thing you will see this week is their new video for “Remove, Seperate Self”, chock full of the alternative metal and relentless groove that makes Prong eternal.

Click HERE for the clip.

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Deep Cuts: Godflesh

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Tuesday, August 26, 2014 at 2:31 PM (PST)


Every Godflesh song is essentially a deep cut. There’s that pesky disclaimer again. Hey, people know “Christbait Rising” more than the b-sides from Pure, for example. So that warrants a column, in my book!!!

Click HERE and see what songs I am right about revering above numerous others in the band’s nearly inexhaustible potential songbook to choose from.

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Get well soon Christian Olde Wolbers

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Friday, July 18, 2014 at 1:46 PM (PST)


Lambgoat posted an important news item on great dude Christian Olde Wolbers. He is such a huge talent and deserves to be rich and not dealing with this bullshit. Still annoyed that KUSH side project with Cypress and Deftones never came out, though. Whatever spectrum of the Fear Factory debate you fall on, this dude has contributed some great music to our lives, fans. Represent!

From Lambgoat:

Earlier this year guitarist Christian Olde Wolbers (Arkaea, ex-Fear Factory, Beowülf) was involved in a serious motorcycle crash. As a result of his inability to work and mounting medical bills, Wolbers has launched a campaign to raise money. Wolbers had the following to say:

“It’s been 6 months since my motorcycle accident on the 405 freeway in Los Angeles.I was pinched by a car who swerved into me while he was texting and i was passing his vehicle, i didn’t go down but had some damage so while i was trying to exit the freeway i got cut off and slammed in the back of a pick up/camper truck on my motorcycle. I sustained some really severe injuries and am lucky to heal most of them (femur, 10 broken ribs, fractured spine, broken shoulders and multiple broken bones) without complications, except my ankle and foot that endured some heavy trauma. I have had 4 surgeries so far and next month hopefully will be my last surgery as they need to reattach my achilles. It’s a big surgery as they need to grab a donor muscle out of the inside of my leg to use for the achilles reattachment. Heavy stuff. I haven’t been able to walk and after my next surgery i am hoping to be able to start rehab in the fall and make my first steps early next year. fingers crossed.“I haven’t been able to work and then there’s the medical costs.

“So i am trying to raise some money to help with my next surgery and am offering guitar/bass lessons, or help with your music, arranging, writing, playing on your songs, talk about gear or just have a chat.. whatever, if you book the time the time is yours.

“The sessions will be on Skype, donations for the sessions can be made to paypal I am located in the pacific time zone Los Angeles for skype sessions. So let me know, pm me what time you want to book.

“Thank you, i also have COW guitar picks i can mail out to people who help out and donate. i really appreciate it if you can forward this to your friends and spread the word. Thanks for your help!”


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You aint gonna sell every fanboy on the latter day line ups of great bands. I know not everyone is ever going to accept Guns N Roses or Smashing  Pumpkins as they are today, though both are still great bands. I can holler about how great current Stratovarius or how cool the 2014 live line up of Prong is or even Danzig (ha, a double tommy victor shout out), but some chuckleheads will still only desire the original or most “classic” era.This is only appropriate in the case of the Misfits, folks. I don’t even mind the current incarnation of Slayer and think Tom and Kerry found the most perfect people to be in the band if it wasn’t gonna be Jeff and Dave (I’m also giddy with excitement about Lombardo playing with legendary political punk assault team Amen).

That said, perhaps the greatest sin of all is when people crap on the latter day works of the great industrial metal giants Ministry. The band survived like radiated cockroaches through so many twists and turns over the years, never beating to anyone else’s drum. There are many, many great Ministry songs written post Psalm 69. Grow up, people. If you missed out on Uncle Al’s anti George Bush trilogy or the gulch heat awesome sauce satire of Houses of The Mole, let alone “Ghouldiggers” from Relapse (easilly one of Al’s most powerful music industry lampooning songs of all time), you should be on suicide watch cuz the snob thing aint workin’ out so cute for ya anymore.

The final Ministry live touring outfit of Al, guitar speed-blazer Mike Scaccia (R.I.P.), theatrical fan fave Sin Qurin, big man Casey Orr on bass and the hellfire drumming of aaron Rossi, was a force of fucking reckoning I’m honored to say I got to witness in their live glory.“Last Tangle in Paris,” an artistic collaboration between UDR Music and 13th Planet Records, Inc., is set for a July 8 North American release and will be available in 2-CD and DVD digipak, BluRay and 2-CD Amaray, 2 X vinyl Gatefold 160 gram configurations, digital audio and video, and as a simple CD
package. Al Jourgensen is a true ringmaster, a roadshow of karma and philosophy married to tattoos, clouds of smoke and a cheshire grin.

Click HERE for more and some footage.


I am so excited about Shining debuting a video for their smash in a perfect world audio manifesto “Blackjazz Rebels” that I almost typed blackjizz rebels. whoops. But yeah, we fuckin’ love Shining around here as they are provocative and musical like gravel burn and burnt rubber. Not since the halcyon of Ministry has a band (with maybe the exceptions of Amen,Watain or Arabrot) been so on the ball with this type of shit.

check out the video for “Blackjazz Rebels” here.

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ABORYM’s “Bleedthrough” music video released, the second video from the Industrial harsh metal clique’s Dirty release. Fabban’s (vocals) mask used in the clip has been created by Monica Mangioni and Alice Siracusano.

If you like caressing apparently voodoo’d brains and singing into/finger banging them as well in order to cause a young, ostensibly Norwegian woman to have a very bad day , you’ll love this clip!

The video – directed and filmed by Victorlab crew and Andrea Mazzucca, featuring model-actress Tanya Mishchenko – can be seen below.

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Interview: Prong – Tommy Victor talks “Ruining Lives”

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Friday, May 9, 2014 at 9:38 AM (PST)


Nothing lasts forever. Making a record has a stage where it is a sense of duty in a lot of ways. If I’m doing something purposeful, it’s rewarding rather than “liking”. There’s quality actions and lowerquality actions. I like to sit in front of a television set for hours and watch old espisodes of the Sopranos. Is that helping me or anybody else? – Tommy Victor

Prong have been on fire ever since they came back strong with the awesome Power of the Damager. Tommy Victor is known for his work in Danzig, Ministry and of course Prong as well, but his first baby is the most important, I’d say. Prong just have a unique sound that no one can match and the legacy is intact on the colossal new Ruining Lives. From the sonic attack of the catchy but ballistic “Turnover” to the thrashy “The Barriers” or the industrial metal riffing of the groove heavy “Absence of Light”, Runing Lives shows that Victor is still one of the most interesting innovators in metal and hardcore. There’s a little bit of everything you’ve ever loved about prong on here, but it isn’t forced or gimmicky. This is just pure 100% Prong and thank fucking God.

Every time Prong release an album it pushes the shitty dial of the scene back towards goodness for a much needed respite.Bands like Slipknot, NIN, Korn, Rob Zombie and more give heavy props to Victor’s contributions to metal and you should too. Shit, with the exception of NIN, Victor blows away most of those other bands in his sleep. Dude is just a natural for severe and “true life” metal. I didn’t think they could follow up our 5 star rated Carved Into Stone release with something as powerful, but the new record really kicks ass as well.

Click HERE to read this Metal Riot chat with a metal legend.

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The Browning kick off US tour

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Thursday, April 17, 2014 at 10:25 PM (PST)

THE BROWNING are due to kick off a US tour with UPON THIS DAWNING – Friday, April 18th – just a few weeks after THE BROWNING wrapped up a European trek with CHELSEA GRIN.

The “Across the Nation” tour starts off at the House of Blues in San Diego, California, and finishes up at the legendary Whiskey A Go Go in West Hollywood on May 18th.  Also performing alongside THE BROWNING and UPON THIS DAWNING are ADESTRIA, PHINEHAS and DAYSEEKER.

Click HERE for tour dates near you.

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October File release lyric video for “Heroes Are Welcome”

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Sunday, April 6, 2014 at 7:17 AM (PST)


Industrial rockers October File have released a new scorching lyric video for their latest track “Heroes Are Welcome”. The song comes from the UK band’s killer new full length (with a Fiona Apple, Coheed and Cambria or Shai Hulud worthy mouthful of a title, haha) called The Application of Loneliness, Ignorance, Misery, Love and Despair: an Introspective Of The Human Condition.  I got carpal tunnel just writing that! I mean, it’s cool and all…and I guess you mentioned love. Is life only bleak? What is this, Game of Thrones, guys? How about mentioning some other nice things in life like sweet sixteens and lemon Italian ices or rollerskating and holding hands? Ok, so I guess you are a metal band and maybe that wouldn’t gel.

The October File continue to mine bad ass territory in the vein of Killing Joke and post-punk classic material crossed with a dark, urban and metallic anxiety.  Remember, kids…”The serpent of knowledge prays on your ignorance.”

Click HERE to enjoy this great new track.

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Interview: DJ Heavygrinder

Posted by NichTheHair on Monday, March 17, 2014 at 12:10 PM (PST)


I think metal moves us all differently and every metalhead is their own unique beast. Some like it blackened and slathered in Satan, while others like it detuned and AxeFx’d. The thirty plus years of metal have spawned so much fucking innovation and diversity, that people take to their soap boxes and denounce what doesn’t move them. Yeah, I have to write a shitty review now and then, but that doesn’t make me right or that band terrible. People are out there buying albums and merch, keeping that band on the road. It is for those people that musicians and bands stay together, not for proponents of negativity. I am now done soapboxing about soapboxes.

Heavygrinder remixes metal songs with huge drum and bass electro. No surprise that starts a fair amount of fires. “Some people are very purist and consider any contemporary interpretation of these genres as a disrespect for the original songs. However, I truly believe that what I’m doing is giving new life to amazing songs, making them accessible to a new generation of music lovers who otherwise would not be exposed to these artists.” She dropped into Brooklyn for a one night show and took some time out to talk about her “Metal+Electro” movement.

Click here for the interview and her latest remix of  “Into The Void” from my personal favorite Nine Inch Nails album, The Fragile.

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