Oceano is a death metal band out of Chicago. But then here in the States, we never heard from them again. I guess that’s that the song title was about in the first place. A: Well we have at least two fans that have contacted us.
Since its inception over 20 years ago, Portugal’s Moonspell has been spreading a mystical aura throughout the metal scene. With ten full-length albums of extraordinary depth and diversity of sounds, Moonspell has developed a strong cult audience around the globe. However, due to lack of a strong touring presence in America, the band has never broken through to the next level of notoriety.
Joan Jett, one of the most badass rockers in history, will be taking over Coney Island this Thursday, July 14th at 7:30pm as part of this year’s Seaside Summer Concerts Series. The free show takes place near the Brooklyn Cyclones stadium at 21st Street and Surf Avenue (directions found here). The public is welcome to bring their own chairs from home or rent a chair for $5 on the premises (first come, first served). Opening the show will be Girl In A Coma, an all-girl rock band who are signed to Jett’s Blackheart Records.
Formed in early 2010, Rio Rancho’s Destroy to Recreate play alternative metal with punk influences. The band’s name reflects its goal of overcoming obstacles and challenges, as well as keeping an ever-evolving band together. Check out their latest CD D.I.R.T. on cdbaby.
death metal has always been tied with dark meaning or with the devil. Some bands this has been true with worshipping the devil. Maybe it’s the violent lyrics and distortion style of death metal. Death metal songs are about various topics in life, which have nothing to do with the devil. They write about love, happiness, hate, sadness or about a life experience. 99% of death metal songs fit in these five categories.
I always wanted to make a video for Bloodsoaked and I am so happy with the new CD that once I had the chance I took it. It was filmed in a abandoned warehouse and the cut in scenes were from the directors independent horror movies. It was a great experience and has been one thing that has brought a lot of attention to Bloodsoaked.
A: The live thing is something that you really take in as a whole. It becomes one. Whatever era the material comes from kind of goes away on many levels. We create a show based on dynamics and create a flow that keeps people going and at the same time doesn’t become monotonous or whatever. I would say I get just as much pleasure out of the old stuff. Luckily for me, Henry Ranta, who was Soilwork’s drummer on most of the albums before I joined, was a great drummer and had a lot of really cool, rhythmical ideas. If anything, I learned a lot from playing his parts. It’s a good feeling, man.
In heavy metal you can see some of these characteristics in figures like James Hetfield, Cobain, etc. These are the most popular, but that certainly does not mean there are not others. There are hundreds, if not thousands, of other talented metal musicians waiting to be discovered.