Thursday, September 24, 2009

Liam, guitarist from The Boy Will Drown has time for only 3 questions!

Liam, guitarist of The Boy Will Drown, what did you have for your tea tonight pet?

" Vegan burritos and nachos. "

Other than falling leaves and sunny cold days, what is the month of September about for you eh?

"I am back at Uni for my last and most important year".

Ouch. Good luck with that, rather you than me. Where does the band fit in with all that malarky then?

"Looks like we have a few tours getting booked up so we should be back out on the road this year and so we are just rehearsing for now."

Well, sounds like it's all go, shall bid you farewell young Padawan.

Cauldron. A snipet from life on the road. Genius. 14-09-09

Monday's eh...who'd have 'em. Me if they were just like Cauldron's!

"I woke up to the vision of Jonas completely naked, throwing up over the balcony of our hotel. I think he threw up in his sleeping bag too because something never smelled quite right whenever he was carrying it around for the rest of the tour.

It was a pretty nice overcast day and we all hit muscle beach for an hour instead of showering.

We drove to Winter Park outside of Orlando today. Another interesting bar in some kind of shopping complex. Our three rabid fans led by Andrew came out to the show, it was nice to finally meet them. The bar was owned by some military guy who was on leave from Iraq. He gave us all shots and Iraqi smokes. A pretty cool guy!"

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Bonded by blood update. Alex Lee. Guitarist. Bonded By Blood.

The long haired lothario of Bonded By Blood, better known as their filth-meister guitar shredder,  Alex Lee lets us know what time it is in L.A Thrash land -

"So I'm here up late hahaha working on the new band material. I've been recording a lot of short riffs here and there to bring to the band table so we could finish up the rest of the album. I get a lot of writers block so I practice guitar stuff until something comes up. If all else fails I just take a break and talk to my girlfriend - sometimes she ends up being my inspiration, and then I've been able to come up with ideas for guitar riffs. I work out a lot now too since I'm on my own new diet, and results are looking sweet hahaha" .

Diets to help clear the mental obstacles of creating sick new thrash riffs?  Oh how very L.A!

So Alex, your body is a temple, being in L.A, which is a given I guess. Also a given, you got better weather than us so what's the weather like over there? Are you in Pomona?

"Well I've always lived in Chino which is 5 min away from Pomona it's pretty hot but at night it's not so much". Right. Good to know.

When are you hoping to record the new album? And what's the band like post Ruben?

"We're trying to get into the studio late October / November and well, the bands doing great still. The new bassist is a great guy he has a lot of great ideas for songs and Juan likes his ideas a lot."

Any more covers of 80's cartoon themes?

"Well, were still trying to figure out what were going to work on!"

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Kyle McIlmurray from And Hell Followed With gives us tour update

Kyle McIlmurray gave us this update from the road:

"Right now we're on tour going through Clev Ohio, Dr Acula, American Me, Atilla, and Chelsea Grin.
The tour's been awesome, we played Detroit last night and had 200 kids going crazy at the venue.  We've been doing really well, tonight we play Cleveland and tomorrow it's Pennsylvania.

From there we go to finish up writing the album which is almost complete then in November, right after some Canadian dates we're doing the Malus clothing tour 
with Sea of Treachery, Suffokate, Blindwitness and Destruction of a Rose which is a west coast tour heading to California etc.
We're just kids who grew up on death metal like Nile, Deicide and all those bands
that have that really awesome death metal sound, then mix it with a more
metalcore and hardcore sound like As I Lay Dying.
Its like a mixture of what hardcore and metal are all about- Heaviness and aggressiveness.

Its hard to explain, I grew up listening to hardcore and bands like Converge
I would never compare my band to them, we dont sound anything like them
but they're an inspiration.

Its just deathcore, plain and simple, a combination of deathmetal and hardcore
Over here its maybe different to the UK sound, we're more about the hardcore style.
Bands like Bury Your Dead and The Black Dahlia Murder do it extremely well, some bands totally fail at it.

So we're on our way to our next show right now. We have a 15-passenger van and a trailer, and a huge futon so we can sleep! It's pretty comfortable compared to other bands set up. We're pretty comfortable in here, but we're very grateful for everything we have. We're very grateful about how we're treated by our fans and the kids at shows that give us a place to sleep and the people that come down to see us. Its awesome."

Evile's Special Delivery!

As Evile released their new album "Infected Nations", they decided to save the postman the effort by delivering a copy of the album by hand to Evile fan Tony Dobson in Stockton-On-Tees, who was first in line to pre-order the new album at

This resulted in Tony being nice enough to let the guys in a share a few beers!

But Evile aren't quite partied out.  Guitarist Ol Drake assures us he's been watching rehearsing and watching South Park in preparation for their album launch show on Friday 25th September at O2 Bar Academy in Islington.  Tickets are £8 and can be bought here:
Evile Launch Show Tickets

Kevin Quirion from Order Of Ennead gives us 'road update'

Kevin Quirion from Order of Ennead gave us this update 'from the road':

"I'm driving to practise at the moment, in my pontiac sunfire, its white -
it's Florida so its sunny 80 degrees over here, and i'm heading to Steve's
rehersal space about 40 miles north of where I live.
I went to Mexico last week with Deicide, and when i'm home i'm either
writing songs with Order of Ennead or writing solos for Deicide
I'm now full time with Deicide and full time with Order Of Ennead so that will keep me busy!!

Well we're just practising to record the album right now; the
music's written and the lyrics are written so we're waiting to get in the
We're gonna use Audio Hammer again with Mark Lewis and i'm really excited about the new material.

We're all hoping we get over to the UK this time on tour, we've nearly made
it so many times - we've gotta get there soon!"

Gama Bomb's Tales From The Studio 22/09/09

Gama Gomb are currently in Suffolk recording their upcoming free album "Tales From The Grave In Space".  With just 30 days left in the studio, the band has been hard at work. Philly Byrne reports:

Joe has been drinking lots of barley wine and getting angry. There's flies everywhere and the water is shit.  As a result Philly isn't impressed with the tea which may be why Domo has gone back to Ireland for a few days.

And there was something about a haunted painting but then the phone line went dead...

"Tales From The Grave In Space" will be released November 5th 2009 at at the low, low price of free.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Patrick Swayze and The Waste

Municipal Waste are playing tonight in Grenoble, France with a huge projection of Patrick Swayze's head on stage from Point Break. Awesome.


At the recent Bloodstock festival in Derby, UK, THE WASTE dominated Friday afternoon's main stage, with an incredible mass crowd-surfing record attempt and a daring 4-metre stage dive from vocalist TONY FORESTA at the end of their set.

Witness some of the carnage from MUNICIPAL WASTE's show at Bloodstock here:

Catch MUNICIPAL WASTE live in Europe at the following remaining shows:
15 Sep 2009 - Grenoble, France - Adaep Club
16 Sep 2009 - Luynes, France - Le Korigan
17 Sep 2009 - Bilbao, Spain - Santana 27
18 Sep 2009 - Madrid, Spain - Ritmo & Compass
19 Sep 2009 - Lisbon, Portugal - Cine-Teatro de Corroios

For more MUNICIPAL WASTE news and info, head to

Friday, September 11, 2009

Update! Ol from Evile on his gig with Destruction. 11-11-09

Ol,guitarist from Evile, keeps us up to date with his Destruction adventure through the power of the Blackberry, or Slackberry as he prefers to call it.
Ol: "First day of rehearsal with Destruction was amazing. Ran through the set playing all the classics. Mike brought his axe over for me to use and ran through afew riffs. Curse the gods was the first track we went through. Brilliant. Until the curse of the antichrist summoned a small fire to break out.At a vietnamese buffet with marc reign before heading to rehearsal.Metal!"

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Municipal Waste. Budapest. 09-09-09!

Dave here checking in from the backstage in Budapest, waiting for the moment. Those forty or so minutes where we Municipal Waste get to take the stage and do what we do best, deliver the goods! (the goods being our songs).

Austria was off the hook last night, great crowd full of bangers going for it full force. After a great day in Vienna full of great people, great food and a little history (a trip to St. Michael's Crypt) is was the recipe for good spirits and a great show.

Tomorrow we head to Serbia and Croatia the day after for the first time for each, we are really excited this! We get a lot of mail from people looking forward to these shows, so they should be awesome!

This part of The Massive Aggressive European Tour (part 2 coming in January) has been nothing short of great and fun as our fans have more than showed their support for us, and for that we are grateful!

Gama Bomb. Free Album! 09-09-09

Oh no they didn't! Gama Bomb have only gone and GIVEN their new highly anticipated album away. What's that about?Questions need to be answered....

First up Philly, what you been saying about me mam?

Philly " hahahaa yeah sorry about that, how are you?"

I am wondering what in gods name is going on, a free album?

Philly: " Why not eh? We think it's a grand idea, it's the way of the future. It will work in our favour for sure. Everyone's pretty hyped about the whole thing and we're really glad it's released."

What's hot?

Philly" We are talking about getting in the studio and doing some more recording, mainly about what we will be drinking while we record. We're leaning towards Mojito's right now. "

Ooh nice, so the new stuff is all gonna sound all exotic and frisky eh?

"Exactly, exotic, fruity Gama Bomb!"

Sweet, laterrrrr


SSS frontman Foxy shares with us his birthday cake cooking skillz in visual format...Hmmmmmm....cakeee. Martha Stewart you better check yourself!

Friday, September 4, 2009

Evile - update from Ol - September 4th 09

" The video is looking awesome and we're really proud of it. Also, Schmier from Detruction rang me the other day and he said, he said.."Mikes fingers are broken...could you fill in on guitar and I said, obviously YES. I am a huge fan of Destruction and it is an honor to play with them."

And on more important news Ol follows up with this piece of breaking news " I've been playing Batman on the Xbox and punching baddies in the head! It's great!"

The Boy Will Drown Update September 4th 09

The Boy Will Drown's Liam keeps us up to date...... "We played Camden Curse the other week which was pretty fucking manic cause there were so many bands there. You literally couldn't find anywhere to sit and chill. We ended up just playing and getting the fuck out of there to be honest! Other than that the lot of us have been enjoying summer you know, spending money we don't have and pissing about. Tom's been working on loads of new drawings for the merch too which looks fucking amazing!"

Severe Torture update September 4th 09

Seth from Severe Torture telling it like it is....." For the new album we have all the music written and I have over half of the lyrics done. It's going to be really good, really really good, the most brutal album so far! People who liked the first two albums will not be disappointed with how brutal and fast this is going to be!"

SSS update Friday September 4th 09

Today is Foxy's birthday! We give the SSS frontman a call with birthday wishes to see what the brutal liverpudlian thrashers have been up to.

" I'm off to the zoo today, been going quite a lot actually, got membership! SSS have got some gigs lined up for October, one is like this festival which is all about new music coming out of Liverpool. Really though we have just been enjoying the summer, we've all been on our hol's, been skating a lot, writing new stuff. And the Zoo. Lot's of trips to the Zoo."

Since this, we have had a phonecall from Foxy here at the office informing us that he is baking some cakes and will be sending us photo's of the finished products...good times!

Cauldron update Friday September 4th 09

Cauldron are currently out on the road in the States touring,frontman Jason gives us an idea of how they are rolling!

"Portland ruled, and especially for a sunday. We started off with a trip to the hospital ER because Jonas became very sick. We waited around for a couple hours while they ran some tests on him and prescribed him some medication, he's feeling better now. We rocked a bunch of beer and meal tickets at the bar, and no one bothered to ID Chris or Jonas which was cool. We did some interviews before the show and met some really nice people which took us out after the show to another bar where me and Joseph drank piss and ran into Joey Demaio. I guess I mistakened my beer for a glass of pee someone left sitting around. I just though it was warm watered down beer and gave it to Joseph, but he spit it out and confirmed that it was actual piss. We then proceded to crank some Slayer and Destruction in the van on the way back to some chicks place who was putting us up. I tried to wrestle her dog, but my balance was pretty off and the dog kept pinning me. I passed out and apparently the dog made out with me, everyone has pictures. My mouth is rite gross."

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Ignominious Incarceration update 1st September 09

Changes to the band line up are not stopping the rest of Ignominious Incarceration from cracking on with their new stuff.

Andy catches us up: " Bobby, who was our new guitarist has just left the band a couple of days ago, so we are all kinda involved in that right now. He joined a hardcore band...whatever. So now the hunt is on for a new guitarist...again. We have been through about five in three years! We are totally confident that we will find the right person for the job this time.

We are still cracking on with our new album which we are hoping to go record in the studio around February time. Also we have updated our myspace, new pics and stuff, looks proper slick."