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KORN: The Serenity of Suffering


OK I have been meaning to give you my thoughts on the new Korn album “The Serenity of Suffering”. Seeing how I wasn’t that impressed with it debut single ROTTING IN VAIN. Well I have heard the whole album and all I have to say is….I am SO HAPPY to be proven wrong.


Korn: Serenity of Suffering

This album is fantastic. The first thing I noticed is that it seemed like a combination of FOLLOW THE LEADER and ISSUES and with having Brain “HEAD” Welch back and the advance style of drummer Ray Luzier, it’s like a new take on their old style. So it’s a great combination of old and new.

Second thing was how much differently Rotting In Vain sounds. It quickly grew on me and thats when  I realized. Music (especially heavy metal) is meant to be heard through a decent sound system. Don’t ever critique a song like this through computer speaker or cheap ear buds. Otherwise you will not get the full effect. Listening to it in my car I was able to hear (and feel) the emotion of the song much more clearer  and vocalist Jonathan Davis can still pack a punch with his screaming vocals.

And finally, it has the perfect balance of heaviness and melodic. I hate it when metal bands are heavy just for the sake of being heavy. On this album Korn hits the nail on the head with knowing when to crank up the distortion, the proper effect setting to achieve the right reaction, and even sings lightly during heavy parts without it feeling so out of place. This is perhaps one of the best albums I have heard all year. While I fully supported them from See You On The Other Side (which is a HIGHLY underrated album) to The Paradigm Shift. It’s hearing hem return to a similar sounds but still keeps it fresh. With that in mind I give this album a solid 9 out of 10! Go pick it up and you wont be disappointed. Have a Happy Thanksgiving and until next time nation. STAY LOUD!

R.I.P Pete Burns

Greetings Nation,


I am sad to report that singer PETE BURNS from Dead or Alive has passed away from a heart attack. He was only 57 year’s old. Pete and his band were known for their smash hit You Spin Me Round (Like A Record) and while they are commonly referred to as One Hit Wonders. Pete had a steady career hosting British Reality shows. I personally never seen them but people found him enjoyably bitchy and he manage to bring a lot of joy to viewers. And his fans will miss him.

Peter Burns

Hidden Gems: Musick To Insult Your Intelligence By


Every now and then I would wonder through a used CD store, research a band’s discography, or hear something interesting on Spotify that catches me off guard. Something I didn’t know existed and it deserves attention. So today we’re gonna look at the Green Jello’s third album “Musick To Insult Your Intelligence By”.

Musick To Insult Your Intelligence By

This album features most of the original line up from both of their previous albums (The Cereal Killer Soundtrack and 333) and contained a whole new array of characters including  geek girl, a Rabbi, Scroty the Clown, and many more. The album as a whole feels like a combination of their previous two records and opens with a song called “Sugar & Spice” The beginning alone sounds like they went back to their roots of sounding comically awful, while still taking it to the next level. The song itself is a take on the old nursery rhyme of Sugar & Spice and Everything Nice and turns it into a full fledged song.

The next song is probably my favorite. It’s called  ”GEFILTE FISH ” and it is a punk rock parody of Marylin Manson’s The Beautiful People. I love this song, I have seen Marylin Manson twice and he’s always known for his shock rock antics but this song takes what he’s known for and turns into a Kosher Joke. It’s hilarious, it’s fantastic and I wish there was a music video for it (more on that later).


Stabby The Clown you can tell was made to be a performance piece. Its about a Freak Show performer who goes by that name and tells about his adventures. Again I WISH there was a music video for this. Another good one is I WILL NOT. Im not entirely sure what the joke of this song is but apparently it’s some kind of a play on words. Regardless it’s still a great punk song. The opening bass line has a nice groove to it and the gravely vocals works very well with the instrumentation.


So if the album is this good then why haven’t you heard of it? Turns the label didn’t give Bill any money for video or a tour. I don’t think the label even really promoted it. From what I can tell he just threw the album up on eBay and online music stores. Bill doesn’t even sell copies of it at his show. In fact he encourages people to illegally download it saying “if he’s not gonna make any money. Then neither will they”. So you have Bill Manspeaker’s permission to go the youtube links I have posted and download his unheard album for free and hopefully more people will know about this amazing unheard album. That’s it for now nation and until next time. STAY LOUD!!!



Spotify and Discoveries


As of late I have to admit. Music hasn’t been capturing my interests lately. There’s a huge over saturation of the same sound and metal has become so boring to me. I grew up in the 90s when radio was thriving and that’s where you’d get all your new music from. Now it’s a thing of the past. My local rock radio station is gone, most stations don’t have a DJ (or a personality), and they play the same thing over and over again. I have resisted online music streaming for so long but I finally caved in and decided to try Spotify. And so far it’s not been a bad experience. It has introduced me to various types of rock and metal that you know would not be played on any American radio station (probably not even Satellite Radio).

Like I found this play list of FOLK METAL. This certainly raised my brows with interest so I gave it a listen. Most of what I heard definitely had layers and textures of Folk but none of it gave me that feeling of wanting to get up, throw my first in the air and roar. But then I came across a band called WINTER STORM and their song THROUGH THE STORM and THIS IS WHAT I WAS LOOKING FOR. Not only does it give me that feeling of excitement but this one song along gave me a sense of  an adventure, of a battle, of brave warriors on the march. All feelings that most songs today don’t give me. As you get older you become harder and harder to impress but these guys impressed me. Be sure to click the links above to check them out for yourself and if your going to use a service like Spotify. Do the bands and artist a solid and buy their music to keep them and musical artistry alive. So until next time Nation STAY LOUD \m/\m/



I just got back from Tampa and whats the first thing I see?…..NEW METALLICA!!! Yes the first single HARD WIRED off they’re new upcoming album “HARD WIRED…TO SELF DESTRUCT”. So I gave it a listen and this is my FIRST IMPRESSION (I need to let it sink in a bit more). If feels like St. Anger but done write. The riffs sound like they came from that album but the production is better, the running time is shorter, has guitar solos and no snares. Now keep in mind this is just my first impression and its only this one song. I have not heard the rest of the album but first impressions are good. Give it a listen and hear it for yourself. ROCK ON \m/




Sorry for long absence but I sustained an injury and have been on a slow recovery but i’m back with my review on the new KORN: ROTTING IN VAIN single and its…….not their best work, and this kills me because I have been a fan of theirs ever since I first heard the words GOT THE LIFE but this feels a little generic. It’s not horrible by any means it’s just not that good. Its start erie and creepy kind of like a  FALLING AWAY FROM ME vibe. Then it hits you with that familiar Korn sound which feels fine but then Jonathan starts to sing. Then tone just feels off because he is singing with some anger in his voice but  the guitar goes back to that creepy sound from the intro and it just doesn’t fit. Granted it doesn’t last very long but this rusty tone over that riff just doesn’t really work well.

When the chorus kicks in it does fit better but I don’t feel connected like I should…until Jonathan screams. It grabs your attention and you welcome it with open arms but then it goes back to the verse and it loses you again. Chorus kicks in and once again it has you and Jonathan brings out an old trick where he makes those nonsensical noises like her did on TWIST and FREAK ON A LEASH which is a welcomed return but the song is almost over and it didn’t impact me as it should. Ultimately its a 3 out of 5 for me but I still have high hopes. They boys of KORN promised us a heavier album, with less of the digital effects and its being released on the Metal Mega Label ROADRUNNER RECORDS. So until next time nation STAY LOUD!




OK so I am a HUGE RAMMSTEIN fan (In fact one of my goals in life is to meet them) and they have not released a new album since 2009 Liebe Ist Fur Alle Da but recently they played the PinkPop Festival in the Netherlands where they premiered a new song called RAMM 4. So what are my thoughts on this new song? Music wise it sounds reminiscent of guitarist Richard Z Kruse’s side band Emigrate and their song Silent So Long but it doesn’t feel like a total rip off. If anything it feels like they expanded on the riff.

Now lets talk lyrics. While the song is in German you can find another video with translated lyrics HERE and if these lyrics are accurate then I believe this song is meant to represent they’re return. Not only do they drop their own band name but they reference some of the songs they’ve written over the years and even the machinery set up they use for their stage. The only thing I didn’t like about the lyrics was the use of nah nah nah’s because as we all know (Take it Away StrongBad). Yeah those aren’t legit lyrics. That’s what you put down as a filler until you come up with something real. That being said this song is not officially recorded yet so let’s wait and see what happens (and hopefully someone can explain what the number 4 is suppose to mean).

All and all i’d say this song doesn’t get me excited to hear new material from the Gods of Industrial Metal. Be sure to go to for more details. But now I want to hear from all of you. What did you guys think of this song? Comment below and let me know and until next time nation. STAY LOUD!



I just received some exciting news. Korn & Breaking Benjamin are set to go on tour they’re calling the “Nocturnal Underground Tour”. With special guests Motionless In White and Silver Snakes.

Nocturnal Underground Tour


They will be going on a 14 city trek and tickets go on sale June 10 in select markets and VIP tickets will be available at Breaking Benjamin’s website. The dates are as follows.

Saturday, Sept. 24 – Fargo, ND – Scheels Arena

Sunday, Sept. 25 – Omaha, NE – Baxter Arena

Tuesday, Sept. 27 – Cedar Rapids, IA – US Cellular Center

Wednesday, Sept. 28 – Peoria, IL – Peoria Civic Center

Wednesday, Oct. 5 – Charlotte, NC – PNC Music Pavilion

Friday, Oct. 7 – Pelham, AL – Oak Mountain Amphitheatre

Saturday, Oct. 8 – Southaven, MS – Landers Center

Sunday, Oct. 9 – Biloxi, MS -Mississippi Coast Coliseum

Tuesday, Oct. 11 – Tampa, FL – MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre

Wednesday, Oct. 12 – Jacksonville, FL – Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Coliseum

Thursday, Oct. 13 – Alpharetta, GA – Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre (on sale June 17)

Saturday, Oct. 15 – Rogers, AR – Walmart AMP

Sunday, Oct. 16 – Tulsa, OK BOK Center – (on sale June 24)

Wednesday, Oct. 19 – Colorado Springs, CO – Colorado Springs World Arena (on sale June 17)

What songs are you guys hoping to hear live? I am hoping Breaking Benjamin plays Ashes of Eden. that whole album grew on me very fast and Korn never fails to disappoint. I saw Motionless In White on Mayhem but I haven’t seen Silver Snakes yet but it’s sure to be a good tour.




Former SLIPKNOT drummer JOEY JORDISON is back with a new band called VIMIC and they’re song SIMPLE SKELETONS has been blowing up all over Liquid Metal on Sirius XM  Satellite Radio. So what do I think about it?…..I like it! This particular song has Joey’s drumming style all over it. The guitars are driven by grooves and the singer ACTUALLY SINGS! The band features Chase Musmecci on vocals long with some of his former bandmates from Scar The Martyr. Jed Simon & Kriss Norris on Guitar, Kyle Konkiel on Bass, and Mathew Tarach on keyboard. According to Joey he wanted to do something different so he wiped the slate clean and started over. He also said there will be a tour in support of this new release. So click the link up above and tell me what you think of this new song.




Recently I was contact by one of my life long friend’s and my guitar teacher Eddie Depool of Blue Tape Studios and he showed me a song he just worked with a new band from Nashville called TAKE CAPTIVE. They were a post hardcore band but this particle song (Invincible) was more pop rock sounding and…….its a good song. Nothing about it comes off like some pre manufactured four chord pop song. It felt like it was created by actual artists who took their time to make the music right. Not to mention the combination of synths and legit instruments. Pop rock can indeed work and I have to say that this song is a prime example. Needless to say i’m looking forward to their debut EP “Damaged” coming out this summer but if you want to here Invincible for yourself just click right HERE and give it a listen. Be sure to let the band know what you think and if you have any songs you would like to check out just leave me a comment below and let me know. ROCK ON!