MUSIC REVIEW: Self titled 6 song EP by Black Wing Halo. We’re big fans of anything that can punk you into submission to get all you grungers and metalers in the mood to crush some heads. Distorted guitars made out of sharp shovels used to pummel you into the ground and burry you. Yeah that was a sentence. We’re partial to the deeper cuts on this EP like “Wish” and “Rats” which reminds us of Ministry off of Land of Rape and Honey with all the snare-drum action and guitars. If you are a TAR or COWS fan the punk influence for amp rep fans will also dig this. A good entry point is the 90’s grunge metal fest of “Bite My Lip”. The 2nd track is actually the most metally tune which we’re giving to you right here. Shaved Dice wins for funniest title. I imagined the one’s hanging from my rearview mirror but then realized that is actually a thing for gaming folks in the streets trying to make a buck off of tourists. To that end these guys got something dark going on. Here’s freebie from us to you from them below. Fuck it up ya’ll.
MUSIC REVIEW: Males from London, England play some pretty heavy sludgy shit. In the vain of Queens of the Stone Age, Big Business, Karp and Hawkwind. For a fuzzy trio they sound pretty huge and fuzzy and we think you should check them out. Really not much trickery other than these are very big riffs by Mr. Goldstone on guitar, Mr. Young on Vocals and Drums backed up by Mr. Ben Smith on bass. So we encourage you to bang your head >>here<<. That is it. Simple really.
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Download: fathoms MP3 by Males (demo)
If you like this heavy shit. You’ll like this heavy shit:
01. Throttle MP3 by Vaz from the Color Of Noise Am/Rep documentary compilation. This is live and it sounds killer.
02. Bacon Industry MP3 by Karp from s/t
03. At A Crawl MP3 by Melvins from 10 Songs 2 track CD on C/Z (1996)
04. Dead Men Tell No Tales MP3 by Motorhead
05. Cheap Vodka MP3 by Acid Bath from When the kite string breaks (1994)
06. Tub Death MP3 by Buzzkill from Tooth & Sole (1995)
07. Vagabond MP3 by Buzzov•en from the Gospel According to… II (1997) EP Allied Recordings.
Seven Inch Friday: This little punk rock story is probably one of my favorites although I probably won’t do it justice; it’s funny none the less. It’s the story of how the whole New Brunswick NJ scene got a Buzzov•en t-shirt but first about the music… This here 7″ has three grunge pot smoking epics that came out in 1992 sometime out on the Santa Rosa CA label Kirbdog Records. The band originated out of North Carolina and was led by Kirk Fisher. He was the guy behind the violence. The instigator of sludge metal. Fans of the melvins/eyehategod know exactly who these guys are. They always used horror film samples in-between songs, real smoke and the slower the rock distortion groove the better. After lots of touring and small releases they made it to Roadrunner records and were later promptly dropped. I had the opportunity to see them several times and witnessed first hand their asinine antics of lighting fireworks and kirk pulling a gg allin drawing blood on himself or throwing bottles of bud across the room; then giggling about it like little girls when the victim could not figure out who it was. I thought it was obvious. One time at the Brighton (photo below) Kirk got upset because Sebastian Bach was asked to leave so he wouldn’t get beat up. Sounds funny but apparently he had the good pot. Kirk had his priorities.
The most notable of nights happened when they decided to get in a fight with Buzzkill (NOt the uk band) after playing The Melody in New Brunswick. Now Buzzkill (formerly Butthead ) with just Dan and Bruce are 12 1/2 feet tall combined. The smelly pot smoking hippies did not stand a chance. For all their stupidity and getting pummeled they decided after being kicked-out of the party by force to take their vengeance on one of the party goers cars. In the end Kirk ended up in a orange suite for a few days in the New Brunswick lock-up and they left behind a whole box of T-shirts. Anyway, be sure to update your calender Sat Dec 26th 2009 as Buzzkill are playing The Court Tavern for a reunion show along with Prosolar Mechanics and The Stuntcocks. Bring back the 90’s man. Bonus: Mp3 “Rock and Roll Gas Station” from the album UP on A/T Mp3 “This place sucks” Tooth & Sole Mp3 “Dirge” from the debut I feel like myself again