Tuesday Tune at Noon: ‘The Leader’ by Musta Paraati

Today’s tune is from Finnish goth/punk group Musta Paraati. This is the video for their song “The Leader” from their upcoming album Black Parade. Interestingly, this is the first album of new material since their 1984 album Käärmeet. Black Parade features all of the original members with the exception of vocalist Jore Vastelin who passed in 1993. Musta Paraati had a very, very long hiatus. They … Continue reading Tuesday Tune at Noon: ‘The Leader’ by Musta Paraati

Retro-Review: ‘Life on the Ropes’ by Sick of it All

Sick of it All is one of those bands I’ve always known about but never really listened to. You can blame that on a number of factors, but probably the main one is just the lack of availability in my area. You never saw their albums on the music store shelves, heard them on the radio or saw their videos on MTV. Aside from magazines, … Continue reading Retro-Review: ‘Life on the Ropes’ by Sick of it All

Throwback Thursday: ‘Down Deep into the Pain’ by Vai

Before Devin Townsend became known as one of creators of some of metal’s heaviest, strangest and most personal music, he was the singer for guitar superhero Steve Vai’s band Vai. It’s just been a little over 25 years since many of us were introduced to the kind of weird Canadian with an awesome voice, who honestly made the following song “Down Deep Into the Pain” … Continue reading Throwback Thursday: ‘Down Deep into the Pain’ by Vai

Retro-Review: ‘From Beer to Eternity’ by Ministry

What happened to Ministry’s lyrics? That’s what I’m asking myself because I just listened to their 2013 album From Beer to Eternity several times over the last week. At the time of From Beer to Eternity’s release, Al Jourgensen, the founder, heart and soul of the band had declared it to be their last album due to the death of guitarist/bass guitarist Michael Scaccia on … Continue reading Retro-Review: ‘From Beer to Eternity’ by Ministry

Tuesday Tune at Noon: ‘Mt. Skull’ by Pig Destroyer

Today’s Tuesday Tune at Noon is brought to you by Pig Destroyer. Their video for “Mt. Skull” shows what kind of whackiness can happen when pallbearers’ work goes awry. “Mt. Skull” is a song from their album Head Cage, which is being released this Friday, Sept. 7. by Relapse Records. The 12-track album is the sixth from the Virginian grindcore band, which formed in 1997, … Continue reading Tuesday Tune at Noon: ‘Mt. Skull’ by Pig Destroyer