Monthly Archives: August 2014

MICHELLE CREBER

Nation it gives me great joy to announce my latest guest on “Interviews from The Pit”, MICHELLE CREBER. She is mostly known for being the voice of AppleBloom on “My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic” but she has quite the musical background in not just singing but theater as well. I can’t believe all that she does at such a young age and how well she handles it. I mean doing voice acting, theater, and concerts has got to take it’s toll on anybody and yet she handles it like a pro. It is rather amazing and I think the fact that her family are all musicians helps a lot. Not to mention one of her collaborators Gabe Brown (AKA Black Gryph0n) also comes from a musical upbringing. So please pull up a chair and grab some Apple cider as I interview MICHELLE CREBER

Grand Brony Gala & The Future

Greetings Nation. Well the Grand Brony Gala has come to an end. We are finishing up some post production work but if you would like to see some of the photos I have taken for of the festivities just click HERE plus I did an interview with one of the guests “Michelle Creber” who is the voice of Apple Bloom & Singing Sweetie Belle but, she is also a careered musician and my interview with her is strictly about her musical career. She also donated an autographed copy of her album that I will be giving away as a contest prize when the interview airs. It’s sad that it has come to an end and people do want us back next year but we can’t do it on our own again so we will be launching an Indie GoGo campaign soon but, for the time being we have DVDs for sale of the events. So head over to GrandBronyGala.com to place your order.

So with that said I will be focusing on music again and man do I have a lot of catching up to do. We have Slash doing the musical score for Clowns 3D at this year’s Halloween Horror Nights. Slipknot going on tour with KoRn for the PREPARE FOR HELL TOUR. Plus Slipknot’s new album “.5: The Grey Chapter. Godsmack’s 1000HP debutes at Number 3 on the Billboard 200. Emigrate’s new album SILENT SO LONG is coming soon and with the success of Rockstar Energy Tour Mayhem and Uproar tour. I’d say it’s been a pretty good summer for rock. Here’s to a good season in Rock. Be sure to stay tuned for even more updates and until next time Nation, STAY LOUD!!!!!

SS HANAMI-Original Soundtrack, Season One

WHAT’S UP NATION!? Today we’re gonna look at another “Themed Driven” band. One that I have talked about before and with their performance coming up at Grand Brony Gala i’d say now is the perfect time to take a look at SS HANAMI-Original Soundtrack, Season One.

Original Soundtrack, Season One

Original Soundtrack, Season One

Now this review is going to be a tad different because the main theme of this band is “Anime” and that’s something that perhaps the average music listener may not understand. So the verdict is going to be from the perspective of an outsider. Although I am familiar with anime I am not the biggest fan of it so I did an interview with the singer Robin Adams (Which you can see HERE) where he explain the artistic vision of his band. The first thing you may notice is the name of the album “Original Soundtrack, Season One”. It seems such an odd title for an album but, turns out there’s a method to the madness. It’s because they see SS Hanami as an anime as much as it is a band and the songs are meant to be the original score to the series and the songs are meant to reflect certain scenes you would see in an anime and they let you create the scene in your head.

(I have to admit, that’s pretty creative.) So because of this each song has a different theatrical feel to it. So one song feels dramatic, another feels edgy, others feel whimsical or dark and they do this by using both traditional instruments and writing as well as the use Japanese influences. Like they play a Japanese Harp called a Koto to create a sound of elegance plus a keyboard synthesizer to add a touch of J-Pop and any other effects they can get out of it. So if you’re into theatrical musical scores or love the artistry of anime i’d say this is the band worth checking but, for average music listeners. If could give you an idea of they’re writing style I would say it’s like QUEEN. Now I know this is a pretty big statement so allow me to explain. I’m not saying they sound like them but I notice that both bands write music that feels (As I said before) like theatrical musical scores and sometimes change styles in just one song. So I give this 3 1/2 \m/\m/\m/\n out of 5. So whether your a fan of anime or not, give it a listen and hear for yourself. Be sure to check them out at this year’s Grand Brony Gala with voice actors Cathey Weseluck (Spike & Mare Mayor), Michelle Creber (AppleBloom & Singing Sweetie Belle) As well as My Little Pony Author GM Berrow and Brony Musician BlackGryph0n. Until next time nation STAY LOUD!!!

NEW SLIPKNOT!!!!!!!

LADIES & GENTLEMAN OF THE NATION, SLIPKNOT IS BACK!!!!!!! It’s been 6 long years sense their latest record “All Hope Is Gone” and after the tragic death of bassist Paul Grey and the departure of drummer Joey Jordison (No official word on who the replacements are). The KNOT is BACK with a new song & video called “THE NEGATIVE ONE“. It’s quite reminiscent of they’re third album “Vol. 3: (The Subliminal Verses)” which to me was their most creative effort. So give it a listen and tell me what you think nation.

LIMP BIZKIT NEW TOUR & SINGLE

WHAT’S UP NATION!? LIMP BIZKIT is back with a new single called “ENDLESS SLAUGHTER” off their up in coming album “STAMPEDE OF DISCO ELEPHANTS” which you can download off their official site www.limpbizkit.com or you can get a physical copy but, this isn’t going to be a traditional release because LB is going OLD SCHOOL on this one. Get ready to bust out those Ghetto Blasters because this is being released on CASSETTE ONLY! These will be a limited release and will only be for sale at their concerts so be sure to check them out this fall when they go on tour with special guest “MACHINE GUN KELLY”.

09/13 – Sacramento, CA – Discovery Park
09/15 – Los Angeles, CA – The Wiltern
09/16 – Las Vegas, NV. – House Of Blues
09/19 – Dallas, TX – South Side Ballroom
09/20 – San Antonio, TX – Aztec Theatre
09/21 – Oklahoma City, OK – Diamond Ballroom
09/23 – Sioux Falls, SD – The District
09/24 – Fargo, ND – The Venue
09/26 – Kansas City, MO – Power Plant Live! (free show)
09/27 – Maplewood, MТ – Myth
09/28 – Chicago, IL – Aragon Ballroom
09/30 – St. Louis, MO – The Pageant
10/01 – Indianapolis, IN – Egyptian Room at Old National Centre
10/03 – Detroit, MI – The Fillmore Detroit
10/04 – Louisville, KY – Champions Park
10/06 – Huntington, NY – The Paramount
10/07 – Upper Darby, PA – Tower Theatre
10/08 – New York, NY – Best Buy Theater
10/10 – Boston, MA – House of Blues
10/11 – Wallingford, CT – The Dome / Oakdale Theatre
10/12 – Silver Spring, MD – The Fillmore

So be sure to check them out on this blast of a tour and be sure to grab a copy of the ENDLESS SLAUGHTER CASSETTE. These are sure to be a great item for any Limp Bizkit fan. So until next time nation STAY LOUD!!!