Saturday, May 30, 2009

what the fuck!? harvey danger is breaking up!?

Friday, May 29, 2009

last night was upsetting, as i destroyed a portable hard drive with the majority of my music on it.

luckily, i spent today looking at upcoming concert listings in chicago.

dillinger four this thursday! fuck yes! also, japanther and bridge and tunnel(!!!!).

i feel much better about being a clusmy fucktard now.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

we take a break from mdf coverage/recovery

i was browsing the mg boards to see if jd went to mdf or not, and found this, and man, fuckin' rules. friends, you are all slackers for not bringing this to my attention.

now, to go back to listening to sigh obsessively.

Monday, May 25, 2009

the death threats

fuck yes.
picture borrowed from

MDF Day 3: Soooo tirrred

Sigh fucking ruled it, and bolt thrower played again and i skipped it.

also amazing - trap them, krallice, kill the client, antimaga, destroyer 666

fuck i'm exhausted.

Sunday, May 24, 2009


real update tomorrow...? maybe?

bolt thrower, misery index, general surgery, birdflesh, immolation, weekend nachos, pig destroyer, napalm death, rotten sound, hail of bullets, and maruta all were fucking great.

atheist was a let down. brutal truth were not really my thing.

my feet hurt a lot, but i'm still pretty awake. we skipped wolves in the throne room in favor of breakfast, and showers.

i'm gonna try to write details tomorrow.

Friday, May 22, 2009

MDF: DAY ONE: "I mean, that's kind of hot if you like the d."

Those assholes at G-bay could take fucking lessons from RyanMDF in auditory and exhaustion torture. Maryland Deathfest, for the uninitiated, is three days of fucking loud-as-shit music, black t-shirts, smelly dudes, and each day runs for an excess of twelve hours. it's fucking brutal as all get out. my friend andrew had gone in years past, and we decided in january that we were going to make the trek. i recruited my new chicago friend ryan, as he has a car, and we successfully made it to maryland yesterday, a journey almost half a year in the making.

was it worth it? even for just today, fuck yeah.

baltimore is a fucking crazy city. on the way back from attempting to buy earplugs, we turned into our friend's street, which was blocked by a big red van. normally in this situation, the big red van would NOTICE us, and move. however, the lady driving it ignored us to continue talking to the two ladies(who were accompanied by two dogs, who looked really embarrassed about their owners). then one of the ladies not in the car staggered over to the car, and leaned into the window to continue talking. eventually, they moved, but not before tossing a bag of treats to the only lady left, who yelled "THESE DOGS IS HUNGRY AS SHIT" at them as a parting note. also, we got an entire delicious chicken with two sides for $14. we consumed it with our hands(ok, i used a fork. i'm a fucking poseur.) as fits people about to embark upon an epic metal journey.

we drove to the venue, eventually found a place to park, and then began the exciting task of waiting in line. i ended up talking to two 19 year old kids from philly, and a couple from sweden who were all charming, though the 19 years weren't deathwish inc fans(fools!) upon entering the festival, i was immediately accosted by a woman who asked me if i liked naked ladies. trapped in an awkward moment, i said "NO!" which confused and stunned her, and i escaped. we later found out that MDF was sponsored by 'harm city harlots', a local burning angel/suicide girl ripoff(more on this nonsense later.)

first band:
hero destroyed: i dunno, ryan and i bought merch. best score: bolt thrower shirts!
triac: andrew and ryan liked these guys a lot. i enjoyed them, but was not overly impressed. fun sort of punky fast stuff.
jig-ai: fucking gore-grind pig squeal bullshit. offensive on a musical and thematic level. ryan and i went merch shopping again. i bought sweet black metal tapes!(skyforger, peste noire, other french black metal) the vendor loved my henchmen 24 shirt, and we had a nice talk about the ending of season three of the venture bros.

shirts worn today:
andrew - malignancy t-shirt. multiple copies spotted
ryan - burnt by the sun shirt. no copies.
ed - henchmen 24. one copy, which prompted a spontaneous "WHAT THE FUCK? I DIDN'T EXPECT THIS" exchange between myself and the other gentleman.

dethklok shirts were spotted, along with slipknot, avenged sevenfold(this guy's girlfriend was wearing a high on fire shirt. we think she dragged him. also, she's slumming), and AN AALIYAH SHIRT.

sayyadina: these guys were fun as shit. grindy stuff from current(or former, we're not sure and i'm too tired to check right now) general surgery members. sound mix wasn't great and so some of the music was lost in the sound, but the members looked like they were having the time of their life, and the music ripped. good good time. important note: the guitarist hocked a loogie into the air, and then caught it in his mouth. this is gross. grosser things happen later on.

gnostic: this was one of those bands were half the band seemed to be on a different page from the other half. one half wanted to be a tech-death metal band, and the other half wanted to be new jersey metalcore from 1998. it was a bad mix, and they were not fun to watch, so we headed outside for...

cattle decapitation: awesome stuff. their new cd is fucking killer, and they mostly played stuff from it. their lead singer is the grossest dude we saw all day, as he literally drooled all over himself. the highlight was when he hocked a loogie into the air, caught it, and slammed it onto his shirt. this also suffered from a weird sound mix, but was still fucking fun as hell.

marduk was supposed to play, but couldn't get into the country, so cephalic carnage played instead. they were fucking lame, and ryan and i walked around downtown baltimore instead. i bought a power bar. it was delicious. we caught the tail end of their set from the parking lot. they brought a guy in a weed suit out onto the stage. fucking stupid.

pigsty: holy shit. this fucking RULED. grindy shit with three different styles of vocals(ree-ree stuff, screeching, and death growls), and a lot of near-breakdowns that slammed back into blasting. totally awesome, totally fun, and i really kind of want to check out the czech grind scene now.

mayhem - worst band of the day. terrible sound(one of the guitars sounded like it was cutting in and out consistently, like wha-wha kind of.), and boring as heck. super bummed about this. instead of watching these guys, we wandered around, and bought more shit. i found the new kill the client on vinyl. stoked! after this, we were browsing the willowtip table, when the merch girl said "buy $20 of merch, and i'll take my pants off. i'll take my shirt off, and i'll take the best picture of your life." i replied, having been propositioned earlier in the evening, "man, why's everyone forcing naked ladies on me at this place?" she revealed that she was one of the harm city harlots, and then tried to figure out why i didn't want to see her breasts. i tried to explain that i just didn't really want to see naked people at the metal show, and she came to the conclusion that i must be gay, or in her words "that's pretty strong evidence for you liking the d." she went on to justify that that'd be hot if i did, but... still...

terrible alt-porn lady, you made me uncomfortable in ways that the gore-grind band could not accomplish.

apparently she did this to a lot of 'customers'.

we caught a bit of withered, who were a surprise addition, and it was enjoyable, but muddy, and the other two liked it more than i did. i like their album enough, but weird sound mixes bother me more than i'd like, really.

asphyx: fucking awesome, probably my favorite set of the day. asphyx play old-school straight ahead death metal with not a whole lot of complications. they're like a machine set to pummel, not puree(ala pigsty). wreck your fucking neck. awesome stage presence, awesome music, there was everything to love about this.

afterwords, we wandered around, caught 30 seconds of venomous concept(consensus: we're tired, and these guys aren't as good as asphyx, which is not a fair comparision, really.) we then left, ate at mcdonalds, and came back here.

awards of the day:

cutest girl: girl who had a cute purse with fruit on it, and the same wolves in the throne room shirt as i have. ponytail, brown hair, attractive ear piercings. too bad her boyfriend was slobbery and bearded.

cutest boy: hmm. this is harder. probably andrew.

worst shirt: either the "it'll hurt if you don't swallow... BITCH!!!" devourment shirt, or the "high on queef" shirt for an unknown band. both atrocious.

best shirt: this friend of andrew's had a fucking AWESOME coffins shirt. really simple, just the logo, but classy. there was also a great breather resist shirt i saw with a cat.

douchest guy: there was a guy with slicked back hair, and a volcom shirt next to us during cattle decap. he danced ironically, and was easily the most punchable human being i've met in awhile, maybe since last march. goddamn, i hated him.

dumbest people: easily the guy in the chicken suit. it was fucking hot as balls!

shit bought:

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

the lucksmiths are breaking up! what the fuck!

last one.

heaven and hell - bible black


bomb the music industry! - saddr weirdr
grade - a year in the past, forever in the future
jason anderson - this will never be our town
cancer bats - pma until i'm doa


end of a year - robert e. howard
andrew jackson jihad - people II: the reckoning
canadian rifle - live infected
clutch - electric worry


lord mantis - spawning the nephilim
horrific - brain drain
the carrier - hello uncertainty
fall out boy - chicago is so two years ago
coke bust - countdown to death


disappearer - a skull full of bats
john brown battery - wheels in motion
the weakerthans - a new name for everything
the replacements - alex chilton


wolves in the throne room - crystal ammunition
woody guthrie - i ain't got no home in the world anymore
the world/inferno friendship society - and embarked on a life of poverty and freedom


streetlight manifesto - a better place, a better time
superchunk - animated airplanes over germany
the lucksmiths - abdication!
nakatomi plaza - miguel
narrows - i give you six months


modern life is war - a tale of two cities
the suicide file - mission hill party
the mountain goats - going to alaska

Monday, May 11, 2009

minor comments

a) blacklodge is tight as hell. industrial black metal may offend the purists, but it makes both 8th-grade me and now-me giddy with joy.
b) when did the bad plus get a vocalist? their version of 'comfortably numb' makes me happy. the piano does a sort of final fantasy(the game, not the band) style run behind some of the lyrics and it's super great.
c) good luck still rules the goddamn school. GREAT summer record. seriously.

may 9th, is so nice

blacklodge - 11rd eye chemistry
black dove - why do babies cry
high on fire - blood from zion(live)
bane - hoods up


atom and his package - me and my black metal friends(live)
the hope conspiracy - three year suicide
i hate you - one too many
jawbreaker - into you like a train
killdozer - sweet home alabama(ls cover, live)


kiss the anus of a black cat - salt
latterman - too many emo days
mercyful fate - the oath
lifetime - (the gym is) neutral territory
the lucksmiths - a sobering thought(just when one was needed)


modern life is war - midnight in america
most giganticus - clones(we're all)
motive - the crooked stick and its divine music box
the modern machines - the right girl


dapnom - myteriesusement sonore
blacklisted - eye for an eye(live at burning fight)
opeth - porcelain heart
noothgrush - dianoga


propagandhi - dear coach's corner
portraits of past - sticks together
powerglove - omnishred(we're gonna need a bigger sword)


playing enemy - the end of something

and i'm lame at updating. may 2nd

the weakerthans - utilities
good luck - 1001 open hands
julie doiron - spill yer lungs
defiance, ohio - you are loved
ben nichols - hey darling, do you gamble?


austin lucas - go west
bomb the music industry - happy anterrabae day!!!
the riot before - you can't sexy dance to punk rock
superchunk - hyper enough


the unlovables - dance party for two(yr room, 3 am)
tullycraft - the punks are writing love songs
the ergs! - kind of like smitten(live)
the gaslight anthem - blue jeans and white t-shirts
the hold steady - ask her for adderall(live)


trial - are these our lives?
cancer bats - deathsmatch
husker du - something i learned today
jawbreaker - chesterfield king
kid dynamite - heart a tact


the lawrence arms - another boring story
lifetime - records at nite
the measure(sa) - fourth of july
the misfits - hybrid moments


one king down - god loves, man kills
off with their heads - splendid isolation(warren zevon cover)
otis redding - wonderful world
piebald - grace kelly with wings(live)
parenthetical girls - love connection


paul baribeau - falling in love with your best friend
the postal service - the distract sleeps alone tonight