Category Archives: News
News that we pick up from the web, or news with the blog site.
Ever since I heard the first single from Johnny Wore Black, I have been trying to keep track of their progress. That first single was called All The Rage and featured a guest appearance from Megadeth’s Dave Ellefson on bass. How cool is that? The second single, Up In Flames, was featured here on A Metal State of Mind which you can check out here.
Recently, Johnny Wore Black released a third single, Noise. Again, the third single follows the overall theme of the other two songs…cool and dark and a little like Porcupine Tree. I like the melody and moodiness of the song. In short, I look forward to a full album. So far, all three songs have been quality material. See Noise below and judge for yourself.
Suicidal Tendencies is no stranger to the “H” word; hiatus. They have had many and despite this fact, I still find it hard to believe that it’s been 13 years since the last studio album. The aptly titled 13 is their 9th album and boasts 13 new and original tracks. The three steady members of the band are Mike Muir on vocals as always, Dean Pleasants; you may remember him from sui-cyco side project Infectious Grooves, and Eric Moore on drums. They have a couple touring members, but these three are the regular faces of Suicidal Tendencies 2013. Does their new album resemble the days of their most successful material 1988-1992, or the more punkish earlier days? Well, in a way both and then some.