Tuesday Tune at Noon: ‘My Life My Rules’ by Combichrist

“My Life My Rules” is from aggrotech group Combichrist’s 2016 album This is Where Death Begins. Not exactly safe for work, this rocking video might help put a little bump into your Tuesday doldrums. Combichrist marked their 15th year of existence this year. The Atlanta-based group was founded by Norwegian  Andy LaPlegua. For those unfamiliar with them, Combichrist has an aggressive spirit reminicent of electro-rock groups … Continue reading Tuesday Tune at Noon: ‘My Life My Rules’ by Combichrist

Throwback Thursday: ‘God of Emptiness’ by Morbid Angel

Back in the summer of 1993, Morbid Angel released a little album titled Covenant. On Covenant was the song “God of Emptiness” which is our throwback video of the day. From what I understand, Covenant is the best selling death metal album of all time. Now, of that I’m not 100 percent sure. I am sure, though, that it got a lot of exposure, thanks … Continue reading Throwback Thursday: ‘God of Emptiness’ by Morbid Angel

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

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

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

Throwback Thursday: ‘Black No. 1’ by Type O Negative

Of all the albums to miss on its 25th anniversary, I had to miss Bloody Kisses by Type O Negative. I bought this album around the time of its release, based on the awesomeness of today’s video: “Black No. 1.” The album itself was one of my favorites from that year. Sure, you had the songs that the goth ladies went crazy for like “Black … Continue reading Throwback Thursday: ‘Black No. 1’ by Type O Negative

Tuesday Tune at Noon: ‘Wraith in the Apparatus’ on Death …Is Just the Beginning MMXVIII

The venerable extreme metal compilation from Nuclear Blast, Death …Is Just the Beginning, is back with another volume. Titled MMXVIII, it includes a mix of old and new school death metal. The Death …Is Just the Beginning series is old. I remember it being recommended by Lonn Friend back in the early 90s when he did a short segment of album recommendations on Headbangers Ball. … Continue reading Tuesday Tune at Noon: ‘Wraith in the Apparatus’ on Death …Is Just the Beginning MMXVIII

Farewell Friday: ‘No Soldier Left Behind’ by Trappist

What better way to kick off the weekend than with a song about beer? Luckily, there’s a lot of metal songs about beer and “No Soldier Left Behind” by TRAPPIST. Despite the title “No Soldier Left Behind,” the lyrics point at this song being about beer and the condemnation of wasting it. The song is from their 2018 album Ancient Brewing Tactics which was released … Continue reading Farewell Friday: ‘No Soldier Left Behind’ by Trappist

Throwback Thursday: ‘I Don’t Care’ by Obituary

In honor of the Trump Administration’s latest efforts to rollback environmental protections that help ensure we don’t all have black lung, here’s “I Don’t Care” by death metal daddies Obituary. This song from their 1994 album World Demise was the first time we saw the band get serious and actually have a message. “I Don’t Care” pretty much embodies the attitude of Trump and his … Continue reading Throwback Thursday: ‘I Don’t Care’ by Obituary

Tuesday Tune at Noon: ‘When the Jackals Come’ by Immolation

I reviewed Immolation’s 2013 album Kingdom of Conspiracy back in May. If there’s one thing you can say about them, it’s that they’re consistently good and don’t disappoint. Considering how many bands have a tendency to become pale shadows of their former selves over time, that’s quite an achievement. Over their 30 years of existence, Immolation still releases material of ever-increasing quality. “When the Jackals … Continue reading Tuesday Tune at Noon: ‘When the Jackals Come’ by Immolation