Watch: Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory Gets Full Primus Treatment
Dec18

Watch: Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory Gets Full Primus Treatment

by Rob Slater        December 18, 2014 Earlier this year, Primus introduced us to the wackiest, most original take on the Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory soundtrack. Now, much like Dark Side of the Moon and The Wizard of Oz, fans can get a first hand glimpse at what the Primus interpretation of the soundtrack sounds like when synced up with the film. Les Claypool spoke to us about his affection for the film, saying, “This was a project I’d been thinking about for a while. I knew I wanted to take on some sort of sacred cow.” The band originally explored the theme during their 2013 New Year’s Eve show, when they recreated the soundtrack on stage. They liked it so much that they decided to take that idea into the studio and reimagine the whole thing. Watch the full movie below. (via Jambase) Source: Relix   Primus & The Chocolate Factory with the Fungi...

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20 BEST METAL SONGS OF 2014
Dec05

20 BEST METAL SONGS OF 2014

by Loudwire Staff It’s that time of year again! With 2014 coming to a close, we look back on the metal songs which impacted our ears since Jan. 1. For this list, we’re taking into account fan response, songwriting prowess, popularity, creative progression, technical ability and many more dynamics. After a year’s worth of thought, listening to everything we can get our hands on and keeping our ears to the ground, we give you our choices for the 20 Best Metal Songs of 2014! 20 ‘Heavy Bough’ Alunah British doom act Alunah released the killer ‘Awakening the Forest’ album this year, led by the track ‘Heavy Bough.’ The piece of doom psychedelia is a slow burn which becomes increasingly hypnotic as frontwoman Soph Day begins her calm vocal approach. The rest of ‘Heavy Bough’ is carried by a solid instrumental foundation reminiscent of classic Black Sabbath, though the song consistently maintains its own identity. 20  ‘We Knew Him Well’ Down After the awesome ‘Down IV Part I – The Purple EP’ in 2012, was there ever any doubt that its companion piece would be awesome too? From ‘Down IV – Part II,’ the new track ‘We Knew Him Well’ is pure NOLA sludge. Philip Anselmo‘s vocals are dirty as hell while the instrumental section of Down trudge along with a groove-heavy backdrop. Anselmo has plenty of room to move around vocally in ‘We Knew Him Well,’ and the Pantera legend uses that space to his full advantage. 18 ‘Implode’ Slayer Slayer will always sound like Slayer, but it’s always refreshing when the pinnacle thrash band cranks out a track that feels timeless. Slayer premiered ‘Implode’ at the 2014 Revolver Golden Gods Awards in what was largely thought to be the show’s high point. Even when performed after immortal Slayer anthems ‘South of Heaven’ and ‘War Ensemble,’ ‘Implode’ sounded strong, fitting in snugly as the final piece of Slayer’s three-song set. The band offered a free download of ‘Implode’ almost immediately after the Golden Gods gig, and we offer our thanks in return. 17  ‘Baring Teeth For Revolt’ Goatwhore Goatwhore is a one-of-a-kind band. They boys have the ability to stick with their death, black and heavy metal roots while creating anthems that will crawl into your ears and stay there. For ‘Baring Teeth for Revolt,’ guitarist Sammy Duet offers an old-school riff over battlecry lyrics like, “We are coming to taste their blood / We are coming defile their gods.” 16  ‘Gloryhole’ Steel Panther Steel Panther have brought heavy metal back once again, this time through a hole drilled inconspicuously into a bathroom stall. From the band’s third album,...

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Who is Lydia Loveless?
Oct01

Who is Lydia Loveless?

“They’re a band. They’re a band. They’re a fucking great band.”

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Phantogram: Awkward Middle School Years Turned Electro-Pop Phenom
Sep05

Phantogram: Awkward Middle School Years Turned Electro-Pop Phenom

“I love how artists and genres are starting to do separate things by bringing other sounds and influences into their own. That is kind of the definition of Phantogram, in general. It’s always great to see that happen with other bands and artists. There’s only so much you can do in a particular genre, so it’s nice to see people dive into other sounds.”

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Bloody Mary’s With Broken Mouth Annie
Apr05

Bloody Mary’s With Broken Mouth Annie

Broken Mouth Annie began as a three-piece in early 2011. Morris began playing out with Howland and Scruggs, just as their previous band was ending. At that time, Scruggs played a small percussion kit with his feet while strumming bass simultaneously, and the other two sang and played guitar, assuming they’d have a unique Americana sound to the outfit.

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