15 years ago a metal band, who would later gain worldwide fame, was born from Alaska’s harsh tundra. Today, with four successful albums under their belt and a vast number of tours, 36 Crazyfists decided it was time to release their first DVD. Underneath A Northern Sky, a very appropriately named release, focuses beautiful Alaskan imagery. Music aside, this DVD is a testament to the band's love of their homeland and fans.
8 Studio Albums, 1 Live Album, 2 Compilation Albums, 4 Extended Plays, 37 Splits and 4 Promos. That is the list of audio releases Fuck Of Facts have to date. With all that FTF decided it was time to release their first DVD Disgorge Mexico: The DVD. This release comes in two different parts; the being a live show and the second a movie.
Attention metalcore fans all around the globe; The Acacia Strain have released their live DVD, which includes two live shows, and a tonne of extra goodies. When it comes to tearing apart the stage, or getting a massive circle pit going, nobody does it better than TAS. So when my boss sent me an email asking if anybody wanted to cover it, I nearly shat myself and jumped at the chance. Here you go, kiddies!
I do not believe there has been anyone more immediately recognizable on the pop/punk rock scene than Billy Idol. His enigmatic persona and instantly familiar vocal delivery ruled the airwaves during the Eighties and early Nineties spawning numerous radio and video hits. I pretty much grew up listening to him and it was with great pleasure that I sat back, cracked a beer and watched this live DVD.
CBGBs is synonymous with the punk movement and the New York City hardcore scene. It has long been the Mecca of the underground scene and is a venue that has achieved cult status. It is only fitting then that ever-popular New York City punk band Suicide City would be the band to play one of the final sows at the venue. This sold out show has been captured live from CBGB.
Prejudice against a human is immoral and illegal, prejudice against DVDs however is merely frowned upon. My initial impression of this DVD, prior to putting the disc into my crap DVD player was something along the lines of “The artwork is really, really cool, but a concert DVD? This is going to be incredibly boring!”
Bat Out Of Hell was released on October 21st 1977. Jim Steinman’s incredible song writing, Meat Loafs enigmatic stage presence and the production of Todd Rundgren proved to be a winning combination and the album eventually went on to become the third best selling album of all time, behind AC/DC’s Back In Black and Michael Jackson’s Thriller.
Skullage is a tour de force DVD that provides incredible insight into one of Metal's most enigmatic axe shredders. Zakk Wylde started his career playing with Ozzy and indeed, for many years now he has been the driving force behind the legendary madman. However, Wylde has also been the heart on soul of his own project, Black Label Society, a straightforward...
Recorded at the Wiltern in Los Angeles, California on March 28th 2008, Warpaint Live is a fantastic performance by The Black Crowes. This is a bit different from what I was expecting because the DVD does not contain any of the bands big hits or popular songs that I was familiar with. I was pleasantly surprised though, because eve though I was...
Fans of the ZZ Top, the legendary rock band from the state of Texas, rejoice. Double Down Live is what I would consider a definitive must-have DVD for your collection. The music business is notoriously hard to survive in and many groups that manage to carry on almost always undergo some sort of personnel change throughout the years.
If you haven’t heard of Finger Eleven, then you most likely live under a rock. Notably one of Canada’s finest, the band have released this tasty little DVD number. With over 2.5 hours of video footage and new music, it’s any Finger Eleven fan's dream come true.
How many bands tour the world via their own customized plane these days? Less than you can count on two hands? Well, legendary English metallers Iron Maiden did just that in 2008. Flight 666 is the film which documents the band’s "Somewhere Back In Time Tour" which totaled 50,000 miles and five continents in 45 days doing 23 shows. The means of transport for this trek was Bruce Dickinson’s very own customized Boeing 757, Ed Force One. This plane carried the band, crew and 12 tons of stage equipment while being piloted by none other than its owner and the band’s vocalist, Bruce Dickinson.
Working Class Rock Star is an advisory DVD for musicians of the metal variety to see what they are up against in becoming a 'rock star'. It features interviews with various people from prominent bands such as Lamb Of God, Arch Enemy, Strapping Young Lad and Bloodshoteye. There are nine informative sections to the DVD ranging from the financial/business aspect of a band, to ways to cope with hectic tour schedules and how balancing your time with a job, family and a band is not easy.
My very first writing assignment for my university newspaper - all the way back in 2005 - was a review of a Russell Peters show. The comedian was performing on campus, and through the whole friend-of-a-friend-of-a-friend scenario, I managed to score the comped tickets to take in the show with a lovely young lady so long as I wrote about it. As such, it's fitting that my PGA Film section debut is a write-up on Peters' latest live CD/DVD, Red, White and Brown.…
Fans of As I Lay Dying rejoice, This is Who We Are is the definitive DVD collection you have been waiting for. Packaged with three DVDs this box set is guaranteed to provide hours of viewing pleasure.
There are certain prerequisites for any Oasis documentary: it must portray the band's life as an endless alcohol-fuelled party; it must emphasize the Gallagher’s unique form of brotherly love; it must include scowling; arrogance; flippant remarks and deviance. Lord Don’t Slow Me Down, of course, includes all of this.
Rock Icons Cheap Trick have been entertaining audiences for over three decades with their unique blend of hard rock and pop tunes. In 1978 the band played a now famous show at the Budokan in Japan that eventually went on to become not only the defining moment in the band's career, but also one of the biggest selling live records of all time. Now, thirty years...
Mushroomhead is an Industrial Metal band that has been ruling the industrial scene for 16 years. That’s a long time for one band to still be together... and not be sick of each other. The band has an undeniable sound and their signature “X-Face” masks are masks that cannot be easily forgotten.
Born In The Basement is probably the best film for any aspiring musician or rock star to watch. This film has inspired me and those who have been at my apartment while I was watching it…again and again. There is so much to learn from this movie and anyone who knows me well, is well aware of the fact that I am a huge fan of old school...
Ten years ago marked the dawn of a new era; Unearth was formed. The band was one of the original founders of modern metalcore and are continuing to carve the face of the metalcore scene. The band had a great start right from the get go, landing an early recording deal with Eulogy Records. Since then, the band has signed on with Metal Blade Records, and are continuing writing, recording, and shredding live performances. With three full length albums, and a DVD behind them, we can all be assured that these titans won’t be leaving the scene for quite some time.