May 29, 2014

MOTHER LOVE BONE

Mother Love Bone was a rock band which formed in Seattle, Washington, United States in 1988. The band consisted of Andrew Wood (vocals, keyboards), Bruce Fairweather (guitar), Stone Gossard (guitar), Jeff Ament (bass) and Greg Gilmore (drums). The band released only one full length album, “Apple” (1990). The band disbanded in 1990 after Wood died in a coma caused by a heroin overdose. Ament and Gossard later formed Temple of the Dog and Pearl Jam.

Mother Love Bone was established in 1988 by former Green River members Jeff Ament, Bruce Fairweather and Stone Gossard, former Malfunkshun frontman Andrew Wood and former Ten Minute Warning and Skin Yard drummer Greg Gilmore. Initially, the group was formed in 1987 out of the cover band Lords of the Wasteland which featured Wood, Gossard, Ament and Malfunkshun drummer Regan Hagar. By early 1988 the band had added Fairweather, replaced Hagar with drummer Greg Gilmore and changed its name to Mother Love Bone.
This new line-up quickly set about recording and playing area shows and by late 1988 had become one of Seattle’s more promising bands. Wood’s exuberant on-stage personality, outlandish clothes and dreamy lyrics helped bring attention to the band. In the 1996 grunge documentary, Hype!, Seattle engineer Jack Endino called Wood “the only stand-up comedian frontman in Seattle,” a reference to Wood’s playful style of interacting with Mother Love Bone fans.
In early 1989, the band signed to PolyGram subsidiary Mercury Records. As part of its contract PolyGram also created the Stardog Records imprint exclusively for the band. In March 1989, the group issued its debut EP, Shine, becoming the first of the new crop of Seattle bands to have a release on a major label. The record sold well and rapidly increased the hype surrounding the band. John Book of Allmusic said the “record contributed to the buzz about the Seattle music scene.”
In late 1989, the group returned to the studio (this time in San Francisco, California) to record its debut album, Apple. Despite some initial difficulties, the record was on-time for its projected March 1990 release. By this point interest in the band had hit a fever pitch and it seemed destined that the band were going to make it big. Only days before Apple was slated to be released, however, frontman Andrew Wood, who had a long history with drug problems, overdosed on heroin. After spending a few days in the hospital in a coma, Wood died, effectively bringing the group to an end. The album would see release later that year on July 19, 1990. Kim Neely of Rolling Stone said that the album “succeeds where countless other hard rock albums have failed, capturing the essence of what made Zep immortal – dynamics, kids! – and giving it a unique Nineties spin.”











Apr 12, 2014

TEMPLES

Temples consist of lead singer/guitarist James Edward Bagshaw, bassist Tom Warmsley, drummer Sam Toms and keyboardist Adam Smith. The Kettering band released their debut album Sun Structures on 10th February 2014, including the singles Shelter Song, Keep in the Dark, Colours to Life and Mezmerise. The four-piece have supported Interpol, Suede, The Vaccines and Kasabian and will play Coachella in April 2014. 








Apr 9, 2014

WOODEN SHJIPS

Wooden Shjips (pronounced 'ships') is a space rock/psychedelic rock band from San Francisco, USA.
Their sound has been described as experimental, minimalist, drone rock, and "spacey psychedelic rock". They have been compared to Suicide, Loop, The Velvet Underground, The Doors, Soft Machine and Guru Guru. They are currently signed to Thrill Jockey records, whose artist roster also includes Tortoise, Future Islands, The Sea and Cake and Matmos.
Wooden Shjips guitarist Ripley Johnson also plays in a side project, Moon Duo, formed in 2009 with Sanae Yamada. They have so far released one EP (Killing Time, 2009 [Sacred Bones]) and three albums (Escape, 2010 [Woodsist]; Mazes, 2011 [Sacred Bones]; and Circles, 2012 [Sacred Bones]).
The group played the ATP New York 2010 music festival in Monticello, New York in September 2010 at the request of film director Jim Jarmusch. In November 2013 the group released their fourth LP, entitled Back to Land, on Thrill Jockey.









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Mar 25, 2014

FACTORY JAM SESSION - FACTO 01 - TONHO CROCCO

Recorded at Legend Music Bar
Santa Cruz do Sul - Rio Grande do Sul - Brasil

Date : 14.03.2014

Tracks : 
Grama Verde (Ultramen) 
O Lado Brilhante da Lua (Tonho Crocco)
Dívida (Ultramen)
Hey Joe (Jimmy Hendrix)


www.tonhocrocco.com

www.factory.rec.br

FACTO_01

Mar 20, 2014

GLACIER HIKING

Dearest Glacier Hiking fans,
Our music will have to live in your Ipods and on the Internet. It was just time to cut ties and move on. Tommy will still be pursuing music. Ross will still be pursuing music. And they will always welcome your support. Thank you so much for everything.
Long live GH.


https://www.facebook.com/pages/Glacier-Hiking/42967777329






Mar 14, 2014

MIKE PATTON


Michael Allan Patton (born January 27, 1968, in Eureka, California) is an American singer,songwritercomposermulti-instrumentalist, and video game voice actor, best known as the lead singer of the rock band Faith No More from 1988 to 1998, which recently reunited in 2009 and will be touring Europe this summer. He has also handled lead vocals and composed music for Mr. Bungle, Tomahawk, Lovage, Fantômas, The Dillinger Escape Plan, Moonchild Trio and Peeping Tom.



Patton has earned critical praise for his diverse vocals, which touch on crooning, falsetto, death growls, rapping, chanting, mouth music, beatboxing and scatting, among other techniques; critic Greg Prato writes, “Patton could very well be one of the most versatile and talented singers in rock music.”

He has many producer or co-producer credits with artists such as John Zorn, The Melvins, Melt-Banana, Kool Keith, and Björk. He co-founded Ipecac Recordings with Greg Werckman in 1999, and has run the label since.

Patton grew up in Eureka, California, where he and his friends (including long-time membersTrey Spruance and Trevor Dunn) formed Mr. Bungle circa 1984. During the late 80s they recorded the cassette-only demos ”The Raging Wrath of the Easter Bunny””Goddammit I Love America”,”Bowel of Chiley” and ”OU818” (featuring tracks that would appear on their first Warner Brothersalbum), and earned a modest local following. Patton joined Faith No More in January 1989 and filled the vocal void left by the unreliable and recently-fired Chuck Mosely, who moved on to the band Cement. Faith No More’s The Real Thing was released later the same year. The album reached the top ten on the charts thanks largely to MTV’s heavy rotation of the Epic music video (which featured Patton in a Mr Bungle t-shirt).

In the United States, Faith No More would never again match the commercial success of ”The Real Thing” but their music continued to evolve into new and sometimes stranger areas of rock music. After three more studio albums (”Angel Dust””King for a Day… Fool for a Lifetime”, and Album of the Year”) Faith No More officially disbanded in 1998.

During his time as a member of Faith No More, Patton continued to collaborate with Mr. Bungle. His success in mainstream rock and metal ultimately helped secure Mr. Bungle a record deal with Warner Bros. The band released a self-titled album (produced by John Zorn) in 1991, and the highly surreal ”Disco Volante” in 1995. Their final album was ”California”.

Patton’s other projects have included two solo albums in the Composer Series on John Zorn’sTzadik]/label] label (Adult Themes For Voice” in 1996 and ”Pranzo Oltranzista” in 1997). He is a member of Hemophiliac where he does voice effects along with John Zorn on saxophone and Ikue Mori on laptop electronics. This group is billed as “improvisational music from the outer reaches of madness”. He has also guested on Painkiller and Naked City recordings. He’s appeared many times on other Tzadik releases with Zorn and others.

There have also been several projects over the years that have not seen an official release, although some live bootlegs do circulate. These projects include House of Discipline (with Bob Ostertag and Otomo Yoshihide), Moonraker (with Agata Ichirou of Melt-Banana, Buckethead andDJ Eddie Def), Christian Fennesz (Fennesz) and Mike Patton, and Mike Patton & Rahzel. Patton contributed vocals to the Team Sleep song “Kool-aid Party”, but the song did not make it onto the final album. This is likely due in part to the unfinished album having been leaked very early onto the internet.

In 2007, Mike Patton played the voice of the eponymous possessive primeval force in the video game The Darkness, working alongside Kirk Acevedo, Lauren Ambrose and Dwight Schultz. He also had a minor role in Valve Corporation’s 2007 release, Portal as the voice of the Anger Sphere in the final confrontation with the insane supercomputer, GLaDOS. He has another role in the Valve title, Left 4 Dead. In October, 2007 it was announced that he would be voicing the main character in Capcom’s remake of their classic title, Bionic Commando. Mike also provided the voices of the monsters in the 2007 film I Am Legend starring Will Smith. Patton is known to be an avid video game player.

In February 2006, Mike Patton performed an operatic piece, composed by Eyvind Kang, at Teatro di Modena in Italy. Patton sang alongside vocalist Jessika Kinney, and was accompanied by the Modern Brass Ensemble, Bologna Chamber Choir, and Alberto Capelli and Walter Zanetti on electric and acoustic guitars. Of the experience, Patton remarked that it was extremely challenging to project the voice without a microphone.

In 2005, Patton signed on to compose the soundtrack for the upcoming independent movie Pinion, marking his debut scoring an American feature-length film. However, this has been held up in production and may be on the shelf permanently. His other film work includes portraying two major characters in the Steve Balderson film Firecracker. He has also expressed his desire to compose for film director David Lynch.

Patton’s long-gestating Peeping Tom album was released on May 30, 2006 on his own Ipecac label. The set was pieced together by swapping song files through the mail with collaborators like Norah Jones, Kool Keith and Massive Attack, Odd Nosdam, Jel, Doseone, Bebel Gilberto, Kid Koala, and Dub Trio.

“I don’t listen to the radio, but if I did, this is what I’d want it to sound like”, Patton says of the project. “This is my version of pop music. In a way, this is an exercise for me: taking all these things I’ve learned over the years and putting them into a pop format.”

Recently, Patton has worked with Björk and the beat boxer Rahzel. He is often featured on new releases, and is regarded as extremely hard working. Faith No More keyboardist Roddy Bottumremarked about Patton “caffeine is the only drug he does”, in reference to the Faith No More songCaffeine from the album ”Angel Dust”, which Patton wrote while in the middle of a sleep-deprivation experiment.

More recently Patton has lent his talents for the Derrick Scocchera short film A Perfect Place for the score/soundtrack, which out-lengths the film itself.

It has been announced that in December 2008 along with Melvins, Patton will co-curate an edition of the All Tomorrow’s Parties’ Nightmare Before Christmas festival. Patton will choose half of the lineup and also perform the album The Director’s Cut in its entirety with Fantômas. Patton will also be appearing as Rikki Kixx in the Adult Swim show Metalocalypse in a special 2 part episode on August 24th.




Mar 10, 2014

DEAD KENNEDYS

Dead Kennedys are a hardcore punk/punk rock band from San Francisco, California. During the 1980s the band gained a large underground following in the international punk music scene. Their music mixed the more experimental elements of English 1970s punk with the raw energy of the 1980s American hardcore punk scene. Dead Kennedys’ songs mix the deliberately shocking lyrics of punk with a satirical and sarcastic left-wing commentary on social and political issues. Many of the band’s songs criticize the religious right and the Ronald Reagan administration, along with many other personalities and ideas. 




Dead Kennedys formed in San Francisco in 1978 when vocalist Jello Biafra (Eric Reed Boucher) and bassist Klaus Flouride (Geoffrey Lyall) responded to a magazine ad placed by guitarist ‘East Bay Ray’ (Raymond Pepperell). The three joined with drummer ‘6025’ (Carlos Cadona) as a drummer, but he was quickly replaced by ‘Ted’ (Bruce Slesinger) and formed one of the most successful hardcore punk bands of the 80s. Later the same year, ‘6025’ was invited back as a second guitarist, but he quit the band again in 1979.

The band played hard and fast punk that matched the raw energy of the West-coast scene with twists such as Ray’s surf-guitar influences and Jello’s nasal machine-gun vocals and political fervor conveyed through furious left-wing rants. Their first show was on July 19, 1978, at the Mabuhay Gardens in San Francisco, California.

After this The Dead Kennedys played numerous shows at local venues afterwards. Due to the band’s provocative name, they sometimes played under pseudonyms, including “The Sharks”, “The Creamsicles” and “The Pink Twinkies”. The name, despite popular belief, was not meant to insult the assassinated Kennedy brothers, but to quote Biafra, “to bring attention to the end of the American Dream”.

The band released their first single, “California Uber Alles” in 1979 and first album, Fresh Fruit for Rotting Vegetables in 1980 on Jello’s own Alternative Tentacles record label. Fresh Fruit for Rotting Vegetables is considered a punk classic. The album reached #33 in the UK Albums Chart. In January of 1981, Ted announced that he wanted to leave to pursue a career in architecture and would help look for a replacement. He played his last concert in February. His replacement wasD.H. Peligro (Darren Henley).

In May, the band released the single “Too Drunk to Fuck”. The song caused much controversy in the UK as BBC feared the single would reach the Top 30; this would require a mention of the song on Top of the Pops. However, this never came to be as the single peaked at #31. It is also likely that had “Too Drunk to Fuck” (retitled “Too Drunk To” by the BBC) hit the top 30, it would have been banned from playing, in the fashion of The Exploited.

With Peligro’s propulsive drums behind the band, 1981’s EP In God We Trust, Inc. saw them moving toward full on hardcore/thrash. In addition to the EP’s controversial artwork depicting a gold Christ figure on a cross of dollar bills, the lyrics contained Biafra’s most biting social and political commentary yet, and songs such as “Moral Majority”, “Nazi Punks Fuck Off” and “We’ve Got a Bigger Problem Now” put the DKs on the map as the leaders of a social movement (which would not see fruition until “alternative” music gained mainstream acceptance a decade later with grunge).

The band continued touring all over the United States, as well as Europe and Australia, and gained a large underground following. While they continued to play live shows during 1983 and ‘84, they took a break from releasing new records to concentrate on the Alternative Tentacles record label, which would become synonymous with D.I.Y. alternative culture, independent from and in contrast to the commercialized sterile cultural landscape the world had become since the “cultural revolution” of the ’60s faded into the yuppie ’80s. 

The Kennedys were beset by controversy with the 1985 release of their Frankenchrist album, which was packaged with an ‘obscene’ poster by Swiss artist H.R. Giger. The resulting trial ravaged the band financially and personally, and in February 1986 they broke up the band only to still record material and release the album Bedtime for Democracy in November. Protracted royalty battles between Jello and his ex-bandmates, which lasted up through the 1990’s dashed any hope of a complete reunion.

However, in 2001, Ray, Flouride and Peligro united with singer Brandon Cruz under the name DK Kennedys. After performing several concerts under this name, the name was changed back to the original Dead Kennedys. In 2003 Cruz was replaced by Jeff Penalty. Two live compilations have been released since the partial reunion: Mutiny on the Bay, notably featuring a version of “Kill the Poor” from their final show with Biafra in 1986, and Live at the Deaf Club, a recording of a 1976 performance prior to the release of Fresh Fruit for Rotting Vegetables, which features 6025 as second guitar and Ted as drummer. In October 2007 a best-of album entitled Milking The Sacred Cow was released.

Jeff Penalty left the band in March 2008 on bad terms and was replaced by former Wynona Riderssinger Skip. D.H. Peligro also left due to personal reasons and was replaced by Dave Schreff. On August 21, 2008, the band announced they would not tour in the foreseeable future due to the health issues of Flouride and Peligro. Flouride would continue performing locally and Ray and Skip have announced they will continue to release work under a new band name.







Mar 6, 2014

JIM WHITE


Jim White is a southern gothic alt-country singer-songwriter. He has released four albums as a solo artist.




While his music is based in americana, he borrows elements from rockrhythm and blues, and even electronica, often piecing sounds together in the lo-fi cut-and-paste fashion of artists like Tom Waits. His albums have featured a wide variety of collaborators, such as Victoria Williams,MorcheebaAimee MannBarenaked Ladies, and Joe Henry
He is signed to David Byrne’s Luaka Bop label and appeared in the BBC documentary, Searching for the Wrong-Eyed Jesus, which looks at musicians inspired by the culture of the American South.

Not be confused with the acclaimed Dirty Three / Cat Power / Smog / P. J. Harvey / Nina Nastasia drummer, who also had a recent collaboration album “You Follow Me” with Nastasia under the name of Nina Nastasia And Jim White


Feb 27, 2014

CLAUDE HAY

Claude’s solo act features his right foot on drums and percussion, his left foot on live looping and conducting and his hands on bass guitar, acoustic guitar and doumbek. Not to mention his vocal as the lead singer and backup. From a recent interview, Claude describes it as “a one-man band thing with a baritone guitar, percussion sounds and a shitload of effects - and it’s all played live and possibly sounds somewhere in between P-Funk and Xavier Rudd. 




Having played on notable festivals in Sydney such as Newtown and Surry Hills, being nominated as one of the hottest acts in 2001 (Australian Music Week Awards) and played with bands such as The Beautiful Girls. Skunkhour, Mick Hart, iOTA & Dallas Crane with the Claude Hay Band, Claude has now launched into his solo career with his rootsy/groove rock show that is more like a band than one man.




Feb 25, 2014

STEVEN WILSON


Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire, England



Steven Wilson (born Steven John Wilson on November 3, 1967, in Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire, England) is a self-taught guitarist, producer, audio engineer, bass guitar and keyboard player (among other musical instruments).



He is perhaps best known as the lead guitarist/singer and songwriter for progressive rock band Porcupine Tree, but his projects are numerous, including collaborations with Israeli superstar Aviv Geffen, Blackfield, long-running partnership with Tim Bowness, No-Man, and teaming up with Dirk Serries , Continuum, as well as his own solo projects Bass Communion and Incredible Expanding Mindfuck, and the albums Insurgentes and Grace for Drowning under his own name. He also recorded a collaborative album with Opeth’s singer, guitarist and composer Mikael Åkerfeldt, called Storm Corrosion.

In addition to his prolific musical output, he has also undertaken production work with such high-profile artists as Opeth, Dream Theater, Jim Matheos of Fates Warning, Anathema, Orphaned Land, Marillion, Fish, Yoko Ono, and friend Robert Fripp. He is also part way through remixing the back catalogue of King Crimson into surround sound and new stereo mixes.

Wilson, also known for the high production quality of his music, employs synthesizers and programmed music along with live instruments to create a unique atmosphere for each song he works on, including otherwise-simple pop tunes.





















Jan 28, 2014

FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH


Five Finger Death Punch were formed in 2005 by guitarist Zoltan Bathory (formerly of U.P.O.). The American Capitalist Songfacts states that Bathory came up with the name after being amused by a scene involving a five finger punch in Kill Bill 2. Other members recruited to the band include former Motograter & Ghost Machine vocalist Ivan Moody, former W.A.S.P. members guitarist Darrell Roberts and drummer Jeremy Spencer, and former Anubis Rising/Deadsett bassist Matt Snell.




The band recorded their debut album The Way of the Fist in 2006 with Stevo “Shotgun” Bruno (Mötley Crüe, Prong) and Mike Sarkisyan (Spineshank). The record was mixed and mastered by former Machine Head/Soulfly guitarist Logan Mader.
After making waves in the underground metal scene, in early June it was announced that the band had inked a deal with Firm Music, which is a branch of “The Firm”, a highly successful management company (Korn, Staind, Limp Bizkit). Their debut album “The Way Of The Fist” was released on July 31, 2007 The record broke into the Billboard 200 on its first week of release, and hit the #1 position on Billboard’s New Artist/Heetseekers chart. Their First single, “The Bleeding” landed in the top 40 rock radio charts, eventually worked its way into the top 10 and ruled the radio waves for an astonishing 8 months. In times when US Rock Radio is anything but friendly toward heavier bands, against all odds 5FDP not just repeated but surpassed their first single’s success with their follow up “Never Enough”. The song climbed even faster to set up a seemingly permanent camp in the top 10, until the 3rd single “Stranger Than Fiction” showed up on the horizon to take over the guard post.
Supporting their release, for 19 consecutive months Five Finger Death Punch has relentlessly toured North America, eventually establishing themselves as a true headlining act and selling almost 300,000 records in the USA before branching out to the rest of the world. The international release of “The Way Of The Fist” (via Spinefarm/Universal) is scheduled to hit stores across the world in January 2009.
Recently, it was announced that guitarist Darrel Roberts left the band and will be replaced by Jason Hook
Five Finger Death Punch released “Under and Over It” as the first single from their third studio album, American Capitalist on July 27, 2011. (Under and Over It Songfacts).





Jan 25, 2014

LORDE


Ella Yelich-O’Connor (born 7 November 1996), known by her stage name Lorde, is a New Zealand singer-songwriter. She released her first EP, The Love Club EP, in March 2013 and her first single, “Royals”, in June 2013. Her début album, Pure Heroine, was released on September 27, 2013.



She was born in Auckland, New Zealand. Her father, an Irish-New Zealander, is a civil engineer, and her mother, Sonja Yelich, a Croatian-New Zealander, is a prize-winning poet. She was raised in Devonport, a suburb of Auckland.

At the age of 12, she was spotted by A&R scout Scott Maclachlan when he saw her singing in a video of a talent show at her school, Belmont Intermediate. Later, when Yelich-O’Connor was 13, Maclachlan signed her to Universal and, at the age of 14, she began working with their songwriters in 2012.

Officially released digitally in March 2013 and on CD in May 2013, The Love Club EP features five songs, including the number one hit “Royals”. On 27 May 2013, “Royals” was covered on national television on the New Zealand version of The X Factor by all-girl group Gap 5, mentored by Melanie Blatt. “Royals” débuted as a single at number 1 on the New Zealand Top 40 on 15 March 2013 and remained in the top position for three weeks. In the U.S. it peaked at number 1 on the Hot 100 and number 1 on both the Alternative charts (making Lorde the first female artist since Tracy Bonham to reach the top) and number 1 on the Rock charts, making her the first female artist to top the charts as a lead singer.

On 8 May 2013, The Love Club EP débuted in the number 2 position on the album chart. In August 2013, Lorde became the first woman to top the Billboard Alternative Songs chart in the United States since Tracy Bonham in 1996. Following the release of “Royals” in the United States in June 2013, 85,000 copies were sold during a single week in July. In a subsequent interview, Lorde stated, “I had a sneaking suspicion that it might do all right”. In November 2013, her song “Everybody Wants to Rule the World” was included on the soundtrack of “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” along with tracks from ColdplaySiaThe WeekndChristina AguileraOf Monsters and Men, and Imagine Dragons among others.

The “Tennis Court” single was released in New Zealand on 8 June 2013. The Tennis Court EP was released digitally in the UK on 7 June (due to the timezone difference) and physically on 22 June. It was played during the BBC Sport coverage of the 2013 Wimbledon Championships – Women’s Singles final. On 14 June 2013, Yelich-O’Connor’s second single “Tennis Court” débuted at number 1 on the New Zealand Top 40 singles chart. In the same week, she also became the first New Zealand artist to simultaneously have four songs in the top 20 tracks of the New Zealand Top 40. Previously, TITANIUM held this record with 




three songs.



Jan 24, 2014

THE RAGGED JUBILEE




The Ragged Jubilee is California Blues-Rock band. Their influences include: Neil Young, Led Zeppelin, Bob Dylan and Stevie Ray Vaughn. The Lead Singer, Ethan Burns’ searing and poetic vocals juxtapose Aaron Wick’s Rock Drums and Chandler Jacob’s Rolling Bass while Phil Wahl lends a banjo twang to the swelling, punchy riffs of Austin I’anson’s electric guitar backdrop. In short, the combination of lyrical poetry and lyrical music creates a poignant and unique sound. 



Members: Ethan Burns-Lead Vocals/Guitar, Chandler Jacob- Bass/Backup Vocals, Aaron Wick- Drums, Phil Wahl-Banjo, Austin I’Anson-Electric Guitar, D.M. Grivjack…









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Jan 21, 2014

CAVALERA CONSPIRACY


Brazilian metal titans Max and Igor Cavalera have written and recorded new material together for the first time in twelve years, since their work in Sepultura.

Formed in the summer of 2007, Cavalera Conspiracy, is their new project and features the Cavalera brothers from Brazil, bassist Joe Duplantier from France (Band member of Gojira) and guitarist Marc Rizzo from the United States

Cavalera Conspiracy’s debut record, Inflikted, was released on March 25, 2008 by Roadrunner Records. Recording took place in July 2007 at Undercity Studios in Los Angeles, with Logan Mader (ex-Machine Head guitarist).
rex brown cameos on bass on one track, Ultra-Violent.
(Rex Brown was Pantera’s bass player. He currently plays in Down. In 2005, he also played bass and keyboard in Crowbar’s Lifesblood for the Downtrodden.)
Black Ark features a collaboration with Max, Joe and Richie Cavalera (from Incite) on vocals.




This long-anticipated reunion between the Cavalera brothers is something fans across the globe have been clamoring for since Sepultura’s last gig in December 1996.


“When Igor, and I met at the 10th Annual D-Low Memorial Show and got the instruments in our hands, it was like we had never been separated. The metal was flowing in our veins,” comments Max. “It was the same in the studio.”


In early January, 2008, Inflikted’s tracklist was revealed. A B-side cover of the Possessed death/thrash classic, The Exorcist, was also recorded. A single for Sanctuary was released on March 3, 2008.


Members:
Max Cavalera (Rhythm Guitar & Vocals)
Igor Cavalera (Drums)
Marc Rizzo (Lead Guitar) (also plays in Soulfly)
Joe Duplantier (Bass) (also plays in Gojira)








Jan 16, 2014

SEPULTURA


Sepultura is a Brazilian metal band that formed in 1983 in Belo Horizonte, Brazil. The band was a major force in the death metalthrash metal and ultimately groove metal realms during the late 1980s and early 1990s. Their name means “grave” in Portuguese, which they chose after Max Cavalera, one of the founding members, was translating the lyrics of the Motörhead song “Dancing on Your Grave”.

Sepultura was formed by Max Cavalera (guitars and vocals), his younger brother Igor Cavalera(drums), Paulo Pinto (bass) and Jairo Guedes (guitars). Sepultura signed to Cogumelo Records after a few years of performing, with a sound influenced by their favorite bands such as Ratos De PorãoDischargePossessedGBH and Metallica. Their first EP was Bestial Devastation, a split with OverDose’s album on the flipside. Their first LP was Morbid Visions (1986), which included the moderate hit “Troops of Doom” that attracted the band some attention. After Morbid Visions,Jairo Guedes left the band for another death metal venture and Sao Paulo based guitarist Andreas Kisser replaced him. Their second full-length album was Schizophrenia, which was a critical success that led to a contract with Roadrunner Records.




With Roadrunner distributing Schizophrenia worldwide, Sepultura reached new audiences of metal fans, cemented by 1989’s Beneath the Remains (1989), which was followed by a long European tour. By the time they released 1991’s Arise (1991), Sepultura were located in Phoenix, Arizona and had become one of the most critically-praised metal bands of the 1990s, with Arise going platinum by the end of its supporting tour. Musically, Arise was slightly different from the first three Sepultura albums,slowing down and also experimenting with some groove-laden rhythms. In 1993, Sepultura made the groove hints on Arise into a considerable change in their sound. Changing their original death/thrash style to a more hardcore inspired groove metal sound with Chaos A.D.. 1996’s Roots took Sepultura even further from their original sound,the desire to further experiment with the music of Brazil, especially the percussive type played by Salvador, Bahia samba reggae group Olodum. The band further innovated by experimenting with elements from the music of Brazil’s indigenous peoples and metal music.

At the height of Sepultura’s fame, however, a series of events broke the band apart. Just after the album ”Roots” (1996), Sepultura decided to fire their manager, Gloria. Since she was Max’s wife, he decided to quit too.

It was rumoured that there was some intra-band tension throughout the latter half of 1996, and at the end of a successful tour of Britain later that year, at Brixton Academy on 16th December 1996, the band told Max they would not renew Gloria’s management contract. Max Cavalera left the band, and subsequently formed a new band, Soulfly. The others announced that they would continue under the Sepultura name and were searching for a replacement.



A recording of Max’s last show with the band was later released as a live album, 2002’s Under A Pale Grey Sky by their former record label Roadrunner Records, against the wishes of the band.Derrick Green from Cleveland and formerly of Outface wound up filling the frontman spot, and the band released Against in 1998. Against was commercially less successful than its two predecessors, as was the follow-up Nation. These releases saw Sepultura move away from their previous approach of the thrash metal sound - a process already in motion in such releases as Roots, and aided by Max’s departure - and this led to widespread criticism from the band’s original fanbase. Subsequent releases have had a positive effect in returning praise to the band, but opinion is divided on their new direction.

After recording Revolusongs, an EP full of covers in 2002, the band released the album Roorback in 2003, which garnered a lot of positive reviews.

In November 2005 the live Double-DVD and Double-CD Live in São Paulo was released. This was the first official live album from the band.

The release of ‘Live In Sao Paulo’ marked the first involvement of the new ’Sepularmy’ street team in promotion of the bands music. The Sepularmy is unrelated to the bands record label SPV and its members are motivated purely by the desire to share the bands music with as many people as possible. The army is expected to be involved in the promotion of all the bands releases and endeavours for the foreseeable future and anyone is welcome to register and help out.

A new album, called Dante XXI was released on March 14, 2006. It based around Dante’s The Divine Comedy. This album has been considered to be the band’s best effort with Derrick Green and also carries some thrash influence. Although some areas of the media have criticized the album, fans have received it well.

In a recent interview, Igor stated that the band agreed to retire the Sepultura name at the conclusion of the band’s current tour, but bassist Paulo Jr. has denied this report.

In 2007 Max and Igor formed a new band called Cavalera Conspiracy.

In January 2009, Sepultura released A-lex, being the first album without any Cavalera member. It is a new concept album based on the book A Clockwork Orange.

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http://www.myspace.com/sepultura
http://www.last.fm/group/Early+Sepultura





Jan 10, 2014

CASA DAS MÁQUINAS


Casa das Máquinas (meaning ‘house of machines’) are a mid-70’s Brazilian band from Sao Paulo borne out of the disenchantment of two musicians from glam/dance pop band Os Incríveis, namely drummer/percussionnist Netinho and guitarist/vocalist Aroldo who wanted to take a less commercial route. Recruiting three other musicians, they recorded 3 albums between 1974 and 1977; a compilation disk was also released in 2000. Their material is mostly heavy, bluesy hard rock with complex arrangements and thick guitar leads. The vocals are in Portuguese. 


Their debut and self-titled album, released in 1974, is plain old hard rock. Their second, “Lar de Maravilhas” (1975), however, is considered a national prog classic. Donning a slick production, it incorporates the intensity of the first album with more sophisticated elements such as stronger melodies, better arrangements and an emphasis on spacious, multi-layered symphonic keyboards (particularly the synths). It is a strange collection of tunes in that it ranges from superb symphonic flights to some very banal pieces. Their third album, “Casa de Rock” (1976), reverts to their more primitive hard rock style, featuring two drummers and no more spacey keyboards. The compilation cd “Perolas” is made up of 16 tracks taken from the second and third albums (tapes of the first are lost forever).