Monday, February 14, 2011

Top 10 Metal Love Songs

Valentine's Day...does it get more romantic than a cheesy card, repackaged chocolates from Christmas, and roses picked by a migrant farm worker making far too little to feed his family?

Below you will find the top metal songs for Valentine's Day!

Nine Inch Nails - Something I Can Never Have

Guns N' Roses - November Rain

Dokken - In My Dreams

Sonata Arctica - Kingdom For a Heart

Slaughter - Fly to the Angels

Norther - Forever and Ever

Kamelot - Love You To Death

Iced Earth - The Phantom Opera Ghost

Judas Priest - Night Comes Down

Ozzy Osbourne - Goodbye to Romance

Sunday, February 13, 2011

SLAYER'S Jeff Hanneman Hospitalized!

Jeff Hanneman, guitarist and founding member of SLAYER, was hospitalized late last month where he underwent emergency surgery on his right arm after contracting a serious infection, according to his band mates Kerry King, Tom Araya and Dave Lombardo.

While Hanneman's doctors were not able to definitively identify the infection's origin, they diagnosed necrotizing fasciitis, and indicated it likely was rooted in a spider bite. The guitarist is now recuperating at home, has already begun the process of subsequent medical procedures including skin grafts, and is expected to make a full recovery.

In light of this situation and Slayer's upcoming participation in the Australian Soundwave Festival tour that is set to kick off on February 26, the band has made the tough decision to play the dates without Hanneman, and will bring on a guest guitarist to fill in for him until such time as he has fully recuperated and is ready to return to the line-up. The band will announce details about the guest guitarist shortly.

"Jeff is our brother, we've all been friends and together as a band for almost 30 years," said Araya, "so we're all just crushed by this."

"After everything that happened last year," King added, "we all agreed that we just can't let our fans down again," referring to Araya's severe back and neck pain that prompted his January 2010 surgery, unfortunately leading to the band's postponement or cancellation of numerous shows in 2009 and 2010. "So we will tour as planned. But I'll tell you, we can't wait for Jeff to get better and get his ass back on the road." 

This text will be replaced

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Top 10 Metal Songs Used for Torture

The United States 361st Psychological Operations Company currently uses heavy metal music, among other things, as a form of torture. According to Sergeant Mark Hadsell, "These people [prisoners] haven't heard heavy metal. They can't take it. If you play it for 24 hours, your brain and body functions start to slide, your train of thought slows down and your will is broken. That's when we come in and talk to them."

1. "Bulls on Parade" - Rage Against the Machine

"The fact that our music has been co-opted in this barbaric way is really disgusting. If you're at all familiar with ideological teachings of the band and its support for human rights, that's really hard to stand." - Tom Morello

2. "Fuck Your God" - Deicide

Steve Asheim, Deicide's drummer, said, "If I was a prisoner at Guantanamo Bay and they blasted a load of music at me, I'd be like, 'Is this all you got? Come on.' I certainly don't believe in torturing people, but I don't believe that playing loud music is torture either."

3. "Bodies" - Drowning Pool

People assume we should be offended that somebody in the military thinks our song is annoying enough that played over and over it can psychologically break someone down. I take it as an honor to think that perhaps our song could be used to quell another 9/11 attack or something like that." - Steve Benton

4. "Shoot to Thrill" - AC/DC

Troops used long range acoustic devices to blast AC/DC throughout the region to increase the vulnerability of Iraqi insurgents. The LRADs, developed by the American Technology Corporation, have also been used to repel pirate attacks in Somalia.

5. "Die Motherfucker Die" - Dope

"I can't tell ya how many e-mails we have gotten and letters from soldiers over there that have used 'Die Motherfucker Die' in their CD players and kept it on repeat. They're waiting for some shit to go down." -Edsel Dope

6. "Enter Sandman" - Metallica

"Part of me is proud is because they chose METALLICA. It's strong; it's music that's powerful. It represents something that they don't like — maybe freedom, aggression... I don't know... freedom of speech. And then part of me is kind of bummed about it that people worry about us being attached to some political statement because of that. We've got nothing to do with this and we're trying to be as apolitical as possible, 'cause I think politics and music, at least for us, don't mix. It separates people, [and] we wanna bring people together. So, so be it. I can't say 'Stop.' I can't say 'Do it.' It is just a thing — it's not good or bad." - James Hetfield

7. "March of the Pigs" - Nine Inch Nails

"It's difficult for me to imagine anything more profoundly insulting, demeaning and enraging than discovering music you've put your heart and soul into creating has been used for purposes of torture. If there are any legal options that can be realistically taken they will be aggressively pursued, with any potential monetary gains donated to human rights charities. Thank GOD this country has appeared to side with reason and we can put the Bush administration's reign of power, greed, lawlessness and madness behind us." - Trent Reznor

8. Hed P.E.

9. Limp Bizkit

10. Marilyn Manson

Anthrax going back in the studio

Anthrax is going back in the studio to make their new album. This will be the first album after the comeback of Joey Belladonna.
In this video that Anthrax uploaded, you can see some drumtracks being recorded:

Review: Motörhead - The Wörld Is Yours

Release: 17 January 2011
Genre: Speed Metal
Duration: 39:15 min.
No. of tracks: 10

It’s quite remarkable that this is the twentieth Motorhead full-length. We all know that Lemmy is a god, older than shit and heavier than time, yet if you’d have said to the man himself back in 1975 that this new band of his would still be going strong twenty albums and thirty-six years later, you’d have been lucky just to be laughed at. I’m quite amazed at just how good The World Is Yours actually is – what an extraordinary songwriting skill, to play the same sort of music for so long and do it so well! As a collection of songs, The World Is Yours is solid as a rock, perhaps the most easily enjoyable album you’ll hear until the next Motorhead full-length doubtless comes along in two years’ time. Groovy, heavy, eminently danceable; this is Motorhead, and they play rock and roll. Do you need to know any more?
You won’t find the band diverging from the punky blues path laid down on previous albums. Changes are minor, the music as ever straightforward and to the point, although this does seem slightly groovier and almost more metal in a way than before. OpenerBorn To Lose rides along unstoppably, the band playing together as perfectly as cogs in a machine, Phil Campbell and Mikkey Dee backing up Mr Kilmister’s instantly recognisable voice. From then on the album flows without a hitch, rarely departing from the high standard set – I can’t detect any filler. Get Back In Line is a great single (much better than the slightly questionable Rock Out from their previous album if you ask me) and I Know How To Die and Devils In My Hand are solid mid-album pounders. Rock N Roll Music is full of boogie, Waiting For The Snake full of sleaze and with an especially great bit of soloing. The only real step away from the formula is Brotherhood Of Man, a kind of even more depressing Orgasmatron – Lemmy’s voice dropping to a terrifying growl as he virtually spits out misanthropic and apocalyptic lyrics that castigate mankind and all but suggest that the world would be better if we was extinct:
“We are worse than animals, we hunger for the kill,
We put our faith in maniacs, the triumph of the will,
We kill for money, wealth and lust, for this we should be damned,
We are disease upon the world, brotherhood of man.”
Lemmy, as I have said elsewhere, is a very underrated lyricist, and often has something meaningful to say when you look past the Jailbaits that stereotypically fill Motorhead albums. He refers to ‘the old routine you know so well’ on Outlaw, and it’s hard not to think he’s at least partly referring to the band on that song, hiding his smile behind the typically aggressive and catchy music. This may be an old routine, yet it’s a comforting one, a real injection of quality in a flagging world, and whilst the old magic classics like Overkill remain unsurpassed, Motorhead continue to play it loud and proud to a much better standard than their peers manage so long into their careers. Whether you are here to look for the subtleties or are just after a good time, The World Is Yoursdelivers, just as I knew it would before writing this review and just as you knew it would before you read it.

This was the first video released for the new album:

Metallica Working On Secret Project

Kirk Hammett lets the cat out of the bag on an upcoming top secret Metallica project.
Kirk Hammett has confirmed to Rolling Stone magazine that Metallica will be hitting the studio in May to work on something top secret.
“We want to record it in two weeks,” Hammett said. “We had planned on doing it in March, but we pushed it back to May. I don’t want to give too much away, but it’s not really 100 percent a Metallica record. It’s a recording project, let’s put it that way. Without getting too deep into it, it’s more a recording project than a bona fide Metallica album. Whether or not we can pull it off in just two weeks remains to be seen.”

Your Daily Cup of Hot Metal

careful, the beverage you're about to enjoy is extremely hot!

Welcome To Cup of Metal!
This is my new blog all about metal!
Be ready for a massive brain explosion because this sh*t will kick your ass!!