IN WHICH WE HAILED GENOCIDE
When I was fifteen years old, I had to sneak out of my parents’ house on a Friday night to go see GWAR and the Misfits play a Halloween show. Then I had to conceal my clothing from my parents, seeing as it was, y’know, soaked in blood, urine, and semen.
Here we are all these years later, pretty much right at the anniversary of that show, and GWAR are on a popular, mainstream late-night talk show. And yet, somehow, they seem no less rebellious than they ever were.
Which is all my way of saying, “GWAR rules.” And they do. They rule. Hard.
ANYWAY, here are some things we did this week:
- Speaking of GWAR, Dave “Oderus Urungus” Brockie himself provided us with more insights into the NFL. Meanwhile, several members of the Relapse Records family gave us the skinny on the new NHL season, and The Austerity Program’s Justin Foley pondered the pros and cons of new technology in music.
- We debuted Jucifer’s new video, for the song “Hiroshima.”
- We got exclusive specs on Contain Us, the new box set from The Devin Townsend Project.
- We spoke to Steel Panther and Niilo Sevänen from Insomnium.
- We checked out the latest release from Carnifex.
- We continued the Countdown to the Metal Suckfest and defended Danzig.
- We counted down the eleven cardinal rules of attending a concert.
- We wondered if nu-dethcore is the next big thing.
- We cried because even ex-members of Metallica make bad music now.
- We argued about the best debut albums of the past twenty-five years.
And that’s it! Have a delightful weekend, gang. We’ll see ya Monday.