New Release Tuesday: 10/30/2012

Ah Tuesday… the day of new music. We have a good chunk of new music being produced today by some rock, punk, and death metal bands. Although I must say I favor hard rock over death metal. Personally, I favor anything over death metal. I appreciate true singer vocalists, not screaming, but singing. 🙂

  • Kamelot – Silverthorn
  • Killing Joke – MMXII
  • Maelstrom – It Was Predestined Re-Release
  • Neurosis – Honor Found In Decay
  • Parkway Drive – Atlas
  • Stallone – American Baby
  • Thrice – Anthology
  • West End Motel – Only Time Can Tell
  • Cradle Of Filth – The Manticore & Other Horrors
  • Eagle Claw – Timing Of The Void
  • Early Graves – Red Horse
  • Family – Portrait
  • Flyleaf – New Horizons
  • Hearts & Hands – Hearts & Hands
  • I Legion – Beyond Darkness

 

 

 

-Katana

Prog-Metal Band Intervals Releases EP ‘In Time’

 The In Time EP is an auditory experience to be enjoyed

My ears were very pleased with the decision I’ve made. The soundscape that Intervals creates is jolting & thrilling to listen to. Intervals is filled with heavy thrashing riffs, hard- hitting drums, and creatively placed electronic sounds. I haven’t heard anything like this in a while so it’s quite refreshing for me. I know they’re instrumental prog metal, but being a vocalist, I couldn’t help but notice some distinct places where if there had been a voice to fill it, it would be one of the bands more popular songs for sure. ; ) I think the whole EP is amazing and better the 2nd or 3rd time around. Just hear it for yourself.

– Katana

3 Inches of Blood guitarist composes for ‘Murder of Couriers’

An Honest Open Reflection of the Young, Hopeful Lives of Bike Messengers

Justin Hagberg, the guitarist of 3 Inches of Blood, has composed music for a documentary to cover the life of Vancouver, BC bike couriers. This film was created by bike messengers and meant for everyone to enjoy. Taking  a look at the preview footage of the movie, the scenes are artistically shot and I think we can all appreciate that. Justin simply states, “It’s a film about the lifestyle of bike couriers in Vancouver.” He adds, “This movie will be in film fests this fall. If it’s showing in your area, definitely go check it out.”

Getting to Know the Subculture within the Culture

These bikers have a lifestyle to claim all their own. I am always intrigued by learning how other free spirits choose to live their life. Also, if we look upon the bikers as absurd for living the type of lifestyle they lead, then that reflects on the observer. The way that I see this is, someone on the other side of the nation with a respect for life, is showing me how they live. That’s more ‘reality tv’ than the perfectly lighted set-ups we call reality tv shows now. The reason why reality tv was originally captivating is because it is REAL. We will always look upon each other’s lives with reverence or possibly disgust, but with respect to the human condition. We are naturally empathetic beings.

Meet the Filmmaker Tom Mcleod

Tom Mcleod is one of the filmmakers and has a history of working with 3 Inches of Blood to create some amazing videos. He assisted with the videos of ‘Anthems for the Victorious’ & ‘Long Live Heavy Metal’ and many other 3 Inches of Blood projects. I would say check out the documentary at the very least just to check out the artistic, timeless moments the video seems to capture. I’m easily inspired.

– Katana