Category Archives: News
News that we pick up from the web, or news with the blog site.
Our hyperspace pigeon is home and he’s back to his old game of tormenting statues. He hates them because they always get in the way in mosh pits. Not only that, but statues never take a bath or shower, not even after pigeons have done what pigeons usually do to them.
The pigeon visited the strange world of Metal Sucks to thank their prime aliens, Vince and Axl, for graciously sharing their lists of metal musicians’ favourite albums of 2014. He questioned whether it was acceptable to use “graciously” and “metal” in the same sentence. We told him to ask Dave Mustaine. We don’t know how Mr. Mustaine replied, but our pigeon has some ruffled hyperfeathers. Now we have to lubricate his wings with molten iridium, the heaviest naturally occurring metal on the Periodic Table.
Thrashy and Heavy Shreds
*Sci-fi thrashers Vektor have been writing on a new album for quite some time now. There’s no hint of a release date, they are still finishing up everything and we can only hope for another exhilarating Vektor space odyssey soon. In the meantime, here’s from previous masterpiece “Outer Isolation”
*Angelus Apatrida is the name of an excellent thrash act from Spain, giving us their fifth riffage opus “Hidden Evolution” on January 19th.
This album should come with a warning: “If you turn the volume up to the ideal level for this music, which is as loud as your speakers can take without exploding, it may blast you through the wall and into the next building.” It’s that powerful and, at times, explosive.
“Unremittance” is the perfect title. The album is unremitting, brutal and hypnotic. When the guys from Teeth (based in California) gave me the streaming link, I thought I would dip in quickly to see what each track was like. That didn’t happen. It gripped me from the first chord and held me captive for the duration. Then it mind-controlled me to click replay and I listened to all of it again. The bloody thing is addictive.
This very musical band from Spain caught my attention with the description of their new song: “Katy Perry cover (Pop goes Punk).”
Katy Perry? Surely not. Punk? Also surely not. When you hear it, however, you’d better agree with me that this is what Katy Perry should sound like or I’ll make you go to one of her concerts. The music is also punk in the sense that you are an Ice Age hunter-gatherer. Punk is the ancestor of hardcore, hardcore was the progenitor of post hardcore, and the band has modified the gene pool further with the addition of electro-metal influences.
A Reason To Breathe is Drean (vocals and synth), Mota (bass), Ruben (a guitar), Javi (another guitar) and Mario (drums). Two guitars add richness, hey?
Meet the band on their Facebook page.