…yet still linked thematically to what I’ve been working on. Not a real surprise. Viking Metal. Pirate Metal. Cowboy Metal. Yes, there’s a metal for that. A dollar says Ninja Metal is a thing. If the art bugs you too much, there’s always this version, which just has a picture of the band in their … More And Now For Something Completely Different…
So I was watching Saturday Night Live last night and started to really ponder the musical guest. It’s a repeat, of course, with the now-infamous Lana Del Rey videos which I’d somehow missed first-run. Kind of odd for me, since I watched the episode the first time around but missed the songs (also, Weekend Update), … More Late-Night Love Songs
When I stop and think about it, having Americana and Smash on constant rotation growing up probably has a lot to do with my bitter and jaded worldview.
Who knew Daffy Duck had the same dreams as the rest of us? It riffs more than a little on Dungeons & Dragons, Warcraft, and generic modern fantasy in general; the fact that it blends traditional Western animation and Japanese anime styles is both nerd-bait and a statement on the modern Western animation industry. And … More And Now for Something Completely Different
If you don’t get the short, it means you haven’t seen John Carpenter’s The Thing. A loose homage done by Zombie Zombie, in reality Frenchmen Etienne Jaumet and Cosmic Neman. A nice little electro-pop tune with elements of horror and post-rock. All in all, it creates an assortment of tags the likes of which will … More And Now For Something Completely Different
Over their lengthy history, the German metal juggernaut Blind Guardian has progressed through speed metal, power metal, and progressive-power, with a notable symphonic overtone. Because of this, fans fall into three loose groups, each ardently arguing that their view is superior. 1.) Those who love the old-school ‘80s speedy/thrashy albums, through Imaginations From the Other … More Blind Guardian – At the Edge of Time
Check out the awesome retro covers for Iron Maiden’s new album, The Final Frontier. I really dig the comic style, which would fit in great in an old ’70s-80s issue of Starblazer or 2000 AD. Also dig the fake fade rings and torn edging right where a real 45 sleeve would wear out. I’ve been … More Iron Maiden’s Final Frontier singles