This is fun: here’s what happens when a Death tribute band makes a new song, heavily inspired by “Human,” and gets Sean Reinert to play drums on it.
Holy crap: Danny Carey sat in premier Genesis tribute band The Musical Box the other night! Am I stoked that this clip is of the song “Can-Utility And The Coastliners”? Not exactly… but I’ll take what I can get.
(By the way, if I haven’t yet extolled the virtues of The Musical Box: they are absolutely amazing live.
I’ve been listening to “Brain Salad Surgery” on repeat for the past week. Greg Lake’s passing last week is for me the most personal in a year of artistic losses. Check out this final interview, and tell me you don’t feel it.
How can this be?! It sounds like thrash… but it’s from Hardrockica!
New (double) album comes out in November. If the rest of the album sounds like this, I’ll actually be looking forward to seeing Metallica in the next Arsies.
Sad but not very surprising: RIP Nick Menza.
In my continuing efforts to make The Arsies the best imaginary metal tournament on the planet, I’ve started work on a new scoring system, which feeds into the First Listens. Now, instead of coming up with an arbitrary rating (0 to 4 stars), I’m scoring an album on multiple criteria. This adds up to a star rating, which hopefully will influence the battles come next January.