Saturday, November 29, 2008

On Break

Sorry about the lack of posts, but I have been on Thanksgiving break for the last week. I hope to start updating the blog regularly again in the next few days here.

The Metal Show will be back on the air at its usual time from 8-10PM this Tuesday!

UPDATE: Just added a new concert and updated the Future Releases section to the right. Decided I would give you all a preview of the many bands that will be releasing CDs in 2009. Stay tuned for set release dates!

Until then enjoy this Testament video for the song Souls of Black!

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Free Dr. Pepper!

Hell yes! Just letting you know the details on how to get a free Dr.Pepper are available due to the soon-to-be release of Chinese Democracy on November 23!

If you didn't know, Dr. Pepper said they would give everyone a free can if Guns n' Roses put out the new CD before the end of 2008.

Here are the instructions from the Dr.Pepper dudes:

Dr Pepper is ready to give out free soda coupons to every American when the album releases on November 23, 2008. If you're out to get a free Dr Pepper just follow these simple steps:

How to get your free Dr Pepper:

1. On the Nov. 23, 2008 release date, go to
2. Register your information to receive a coupon for one free 20-oz. Dr Pepper.
3. When your coupon arrives, redeem it wherever Dr Pepper is sold.
4. Drink your Dr Pepper slowly to experience all 23 flavors. Dr's orders.

Coupons will be available for 24 hours, starting at 12:01 a.m. Eastern Time on Nov. 23, 2008. Allow 4-6 weeks for coupon to arrive. Coupons will expire on February 28, 2009. Limit one coupon per person. Full terms and conditions available at

Getcha Pull!

God Forbid Go Green

God Forbid is a newer band that is waving the banner of heavy metal for a younger generation (OK so they have been around for a little while now). I picked up their album before I went to a Anthrax show which they were opening for.

I liked what I heard on the album IV: Constitution of Treason. A modern sound, but definitely influence by old-school metal as well.

Live, the band put on a better show than most of the bands I have seen at their level. High energy and great sound.

Now they are preparing to release a new album called Earthsblood which is due out Feburary 24, 2009(same day as new Lamb of God)!

This band seems to be getting stronger and stronger with each album, so lets hope they keep up the trend with this new release.

Here are some clips from the new CD!

And if you want more while you are waiting check out the video for the song The End of The World off IV: Constitution of Treason.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Motley Crue to make stop at Wells Fargo Arena

The notorious Motley Crue will be back in Des Moines at the Wells Fargo Arena on February 17, 2009. Ticket prices range from $29.50 to $95.00 (ouch!). They go on sale this Saturday.

I did see the band when they were here in 2005 and the show was fun. The crowd is a little lame, as much of it is an older crowd that prefers to sit rather than headbang to Shout at the Devil, but there are still plenty of hot chicks and the occasional younger generation of fans.

The new album isn't bad either, which is saying quite a lot for a band that falls under the glam-rock/hair-metal genre (a category which hasn't had much good material since the 80's).

Here is the video for Motherfucker of the Year, the most recent single off the new Crue album. A little poppy and contrived yes, but it makes for some mindless enjoyment.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Kings of Rock!

Remember a time when MTV used to play music and had TV shows also related to metal music, such as Beavis and Butthead?

Ok, so maybe even I am a little young to remember the full impact MTV had on the world back in the day... but that doesn't mean I can't hope that maybe one day the station will go back to its roots and play a varied selection of music videos!

Anyways, MTV has a new site out called MTV Music and it actually has some cool videos on it. Although it is missing a lot of artists (especially in metal), you can find some decent stuff with solid quality.

The site inspired me to post two videos, one metal and one not.

UPDATE: D'oh! Both of the players seem to do weird stuff in Firefox (the superior browser), but somehow they are working alright in Internet Explorer. Hopefully it is a temporary problem, otherwise MTV has failed yet again!

Anthrax- Belly of the Beast

Great song from one of the best thrash albums of all time!

Run DMC- Kings of Rock

Best Hip-Hop band EVER. There is something about their music... it rocks and it talks!

Johnny Cash = METAL

I was talking to a friend online about Johnny Cash and then the song Thirteen came up, which was written by Glenn Danzig for Johnny Cash to perform.

It is a very cool song and both artists perform the song in different forms. Check it out! Both artists are legends in my book!

Monday, November 10, 2008

Chinese Democracy Gets Reviewed and Other News

Only 12 days until Chinese Democracy comes out. Strangely, I'm not all that excited, but hey at least Axl finally has the balls to put it out.

Rolling Stone released a review of the CD by music critic David Fricke.

This basically sums up what he thought of the CD:

"If Rose ever had a moment's doubt or repentance over what 'Chinese Democracy' has cost him in time (13 years), money (14 studios are listed in the credits) and body count — including the exit of every other founding member of the band — he left no room for it in these 14 songs."

Check it out more at Rolling Stone's website.

Now I don't trust Rolling Stone's review staff very often, they tend to have some sucky tastes in music, but I think this album will be pretty decent.

Not as great as this guy is making it sound though. It will be kind of like the Sebastian Bach solo album. A very solid effort, but did it really need to take this long to come out? I mean bands have started careers and made 5 or 6 CDs in the time it took for this to come out!

In other news...

Mudvayne released the video for their new single Do What You Do today. While the singer kind of look likes a tool in this video and the song is very pop-friendly it isn't terrible. Mudvayne is one of those bands I put off as being nu-metal garbage, but when I got L.D. 50 a year or two after its initial release I was actually surprised.

There are some groovin' bass lines on there and some unique music. Now the new stuff isn't as impressive, but I put it on here because of one reason. At least their guitar player is trying to solo now. It may not blow anyone away, but I didn't think it was too bad for a band that doesn't have that many solos. So I give him props for that.

The bass player and drummer are the main draws in this band though. They need to get some more bass intensive songs again!

Sunday, November 9, 2008

What will be the biggest album of 2009?

2008 has been a year of multiple heavy hitting metal albums. Metallica, AC/DC, Testament, Iced Earth, In Flames, Sebastian Bach, Meshuggah and several other bands released solid albums this year.

Newer bands such as Gojira and Trivium kept metal alive for a new generation of fans with their 2008 releases.

A little over two weeks and we will have the new Guns N' Roses as well.

Now looking at 2009, it looks like there could be some more great metal CDs released in the near future.

Anthrax, Lamb of God, Shadows Fall, God Forbid, Sepultura, Slayer and possibly Ace Frehley will be releasing new albums.

However, one of the biggest new releases will be coming from a band that hasn't recorded a new CD since about 1995 when they released the self-titled album Alice In Chains. Recording only three full-length albums, the band left a huge mark on the metal and rock world.

One can argue this band is grunge, but to me, Alice In Chains is just good music. I have high hopes for the new CD. Lets hope that this band and the others make 2009 a year to be remembered for metal music and music in general!

Week 2 Update

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Just a Little Crazy...

I'll give you 20 bucks if you guess the song reference from the title above... just kidding!

Apparently some dude named Jim Bartek has made the news after he listened to the craptastic Judas Priest release, Nostradamus, in its entirety for 145 straight days.

Total listening time racked up to: 249 hours or one-and-half weeks.

Goddamn! That is a lot of Nostradamus listening. In fact that is a lot of listening for any album. I mean, God could record a metal album and I probably wouldn't listen to it that much!

I could see it now...

YHWH to release MIGHTY THUNDER. This would be his first album obviously. The Jesus saga would come out later!

1) Creation
2) Cain and Abel
3) Flood
4) Plague, Famine and Death
5) Exodus
6) Mt. Sinai
7) The Ten Commandments
8) Goliath

Excuse my proper biblical order I did this very fast!

But anways back to the main topic...

Just what does a man that is willing to listen to Nostradamus 145 days straight look like you ask? Look below.

You can check out the full Blabbermouth article here.

White Zombie Boxset

Looks like Rob Zombie has been keeping himself busy like usual. The new boxset Let Sleeping Corpses Lie is due out on November 25, only three days after Chinese Democracy hits.

The price-tag looks a little steep... $71.98 on, but I am debating picking this up as White Zombie is pretty amazing.

The DVD has an unreleased live footage from the band as well as all the music videos. And the first two CDs of the set are hard-to-find songs from the band.

If you want to see the complete package you can check out the Amazon page.

Bloggin' After Midnight

Randy here with a late night update on all things metal.

It looks like Anthrax are finally hitting up the studio with their new singer Dan Nelson and Rob Caggiano back in the fold.

As much as I hated to see Joey go, I still am kind of excited to hear what these guys are going to come up with. It is going to have to be good or Anthrax will be pissing off a lot of people.

The name of the CD is Worship Music and it is supposedly going to come out May 2009. The first track Fight 'Em Til You Can't has already made it to the band's live set. Check it out below.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

New Sepultura and Lamb of God in Early 2009!

Yesterday Lamb of God announced that their new album Wrath will be released on February 24, 2009.

Today the Brazilian metalers in Sepultura announced that the new album A-lex will be coming out on January 26, 2009.

I am relieved to hear that these two awesome metal bands will be coming out with CDs early 2009 as the CD Release list on the right was getting weak and I am getting antsy waiting for a heavy metal album that will blow me away.

Lamb of God has got to be one of the most relevant bands in metal today. Yes, I too, was a little disappointed by Sacrament. When I heard Redneck I thought, they found their groove, just like Pantera did! But when I got the album the rest of the songs were good and heavy, but there was something missing.

That groove that 75% of Ashes of the Wake had was missing. Cue track: What I've Become on said album.

Every time I put that song on I feel like partying, grooving and taking whiskey shots. That is the groove I want to hear on this new album Wrath!

As for Sepultura, the last album Dante XXI was one of my favorites the band ever put out. Andreas Kisser is a great guitarist and always has some very interesting riffs. I hope that A-lex which is based on the book/movie A Clockwork Orange is as inspired as the last effort!

2008 has been a great year for metal music from the greats (Testament, Metallica, AC/DC, etc.) Now it is time for the next generation to prove itself in 2009!

Oh and one more thing. Listen to The Metal Show tonight from 8-10PM!