Boy Hits Car was formed in Los Angeles in 1993 with a vision to bring their unique brand of rock known as 'Lovecore' to the world. Since then the band has toured nationally/internationally numerous times, and shared the stage with the heaviest hitters in the rock world. The connection between Boy Hits Car and their fans is one of unique measure, driven by true passion for music... the universal language. The band most recently released its fourth album Stealing Fire last year.
On Saturday, May 19, 2012 New Jersey-based prog-rock trio Audio Insight took the Saints and Sinners stage by storm during the 2012 Bamboozle Music Festival in Asbury Park. The band's performance was their second trip to the event in as many years. One of the Summer's biggest music festival, Bamboozle 2012 served as the festival's 10 year anniversary blowout. Playing on the same day as Audio Insight were big-name acts like Foo Fighters, All American Rejects, Jimmy Eat World, My Chemical Romance, Motion City Soundtrack, Less Than Jake and a ton more. Keep your eyes on these guys!
For anyone who loves a good acoustic version of their fave songs, this is one to watch. This is a live version of Lostprophets' song "Last Train Home", and it was done in one take for the "John Lennon Educational Tour Bus" during Vans Warped Tour 2012.
If you saw the recent film Rock of Ages (which you probably didn't because no one did) you'd know that it was a movie based on a musical of various '80s rock songs. Well unfortunately for the movie studio, they didn't think creatively enough and make a Jewish version of the popular musical like these guys did. In this video you see a bunch of Jews getting down and dirty in their yarmulkes to some awesome tunes. My favorite part comes about a minute and a half in when they bust a move to a parody of the famous Bee Gees tune "Stayin' Alive." This is maybe one of the most hiarious videos you'll ever see so prepare for a few viewings at the least.
Even if you love them and they're your favorite band of all time, most people agree that the classic rock band KISS is kind of a goof. I mean really, four guys in stupid makeup with cheesy lyrics and who stick their tongues out really far are never going to be mistaken for serious rock and roll. Well this parody of the famous KISS song "Rock n' Roll All Night" shakes things up even more with lyrics that directly make fun of the aging '70s band. I particularly love the clips of Gene Simmons devouring a burger while sitting on a bed. Whoever got that on tape should be lauded for giving us all something to totally crack up over.
Check out this awesome short documentary that New York based alternative/rock band The Young Presidents shot while in the studio. The band, who worked with Rob Fraboni (Rolling Stones, Bob Marley) and Corey Glover of Living Colour, was recording two songs for their upcoming album in the same studio where Beastie Boys recorded Sabotage. The group is led by Mitchell Kaneff, who is also the author of "Taking Over: Insider Tips from a Third Generation CEO." His true passion lies in collecting guitars, of which he has many, and his band The Young Presidents (he plays bass). The guitarist in this band, Jake Hertzog is according to Guitar Player Magazine "one of the finest young guitar players on the scene." His catalog of work includes WakeyWakey!, Nickelodeon’s Naked Brothers Band, a column in Guitar Player Magazine and his own jazz trio.
Asking Alexandria's new, shocking short film, Through Sin and Self-Destruction is a controversial, uncensored look into the real lives of a new era of rockstars for today's generation as they take over the Sunset Strip. This is the first, but not last collaboration between writer Ash Avildsen and director Frankie Nasso, who together take you on an ambitious visual endeavor that hasn't been strived for in rock since the legendary Guns N' Roses trilogy. The film is comprised of three music videos for the songs “Reckless & Relentless,” “To The Stage” and “Dear Insanity."
Mental Architects is a math-rock/noise/pop trio from Sofia, Bulgaria which tries to break away from the lack of tradition in rock music indigenous to their area with a style of "Joie de Vivre" instrumental rock close to the sound of ASIWYFA and Fang Island.
Clearly one of the fundamentals of heavy music in general is being able to scream your balls off! I'm talking just screaming until you can't scream anymore and there's weird shit growing in your throat from straining so much. Well this clip does a good job of summarizing some of the best rock and metal screams that have ever come out of the mouths of your favorite artists. There are some obvious choices such as Chester Bennington of Linkin Park's awesome scream in the song "Given Up" and it's nice to see Slipknot at number three, although Corey Taylor probably could have taken all thirteen spots himself. Definite props though for handing Korn the number one slot as nobody seems to have more angst and anger in them than Jonathan Davis. You may disagree with some of the choices, as I did, but overall a solid list.
Ok, so like the disclaimer says, no matter how bad our day is going, we all need a good laugh sometimes and fortunately for you, I've discovered an absolute gem for all of you! Thor (no not the Norse god of thunder or the comic book adaptation) is a Canadian heavy metal band that began in the 1970s. Believe it or not, the band is still together and writing and recording new music, but this video takes us back to the band's debut record from 1977 called Keep the Dogs Away. Thor's debut is widely considered to be one of the worst rock records of all time and this music video does nothing to help their cause. If the song with its ultra cheesy lyrics and lame production isn't enough, the music video looks like something a kid who failed film school came up with. I'm ashamed that this is even considered music and I'm sure you'll agree with me but if you're dying for a sure fire laugh then click play and crank those speakers up!
Canadian alternative rock band Art of Dying has recently scored a major commercial hit with the song "Sorry." The third single from their latest record and major label debut Vices and Virtues, the band also recorded an acoustic version of the song in the studio with producer Dan Donegan from Disturbed. Art of Dying also shot a video for the acoustic version of "Sorry" that was inspired by fans' reactions to the original release of the song. "Sorry" is currently a top 15 hit on the Active Rock Chart.
In 2009, Cleveland’s Dylan Baldi began writing and recording lo-fi power-pop songs in his parents’ basement, dubbing the project Cloud Nothings. His music quickly started making the Internet rounds, and fans and critics alike took note of his pithy songcraft, infectiously catchy melodies, and youthful enthusiasm. January 2011 saw the release Cloud Nothings’ self-titled debut LP and upon returning from their recent European tour and preparing for a Summer of US tour dates, Cloud Nothings are proud to announce a limited white label 12" entitled Live at Grog Shop. Recorded live at The Grog Shop and mixed and mastered by James Kananen at Bad Racket, the release documents the band's hometown Cleveland show on April 5th, 2012 and will be vinyl-only, limited to 1,000 copies and available from Carpark Records on July 17th.
Except for helping ruin people's health and lives with being the cool mascot of a cigarette company, camels aren't typically famous or well-known for a whole lot. Well, move over Joe and go light up somewhere else because we have a new camel ready to take your fame. In this clip we see a camel doing his best growl overtop some frenetic death metal, and man can he let out quite the death metal growl. I mean, I don't think any human being could do it this well, especially with how long he is able to hold it. I particularly love the part that comes about thirty seconds in when his head keeps bobbing back and forth to the music. If any bands are looking for a new singer, I'm sure Mr. Camel will likely entertain offers, but only to the highest bidders.
Would you like that pasta with a side of black metal? Ok, that was a little bit cheesy, oh wait, that sounds like a really bad pun. Anyways, Brian Manowitz is your regular everyday chef that has turned his love of cooking into an original and lucrative career. In this piece by ABC News, we get a glimpse of Manowitz at work, or shall we call him the black metal chef. It seems Manowitz enjoys dressing up in full metal get up along with appropriate makeup to do a fun and original take on a regular old internet cooking show. Manowitz has garnered over one million hits for his online show which I guess illustrates the fact that a lot of metalheads also know their way around the kitchen. The best part is seeing and hearing him growling out the recipe instructions and the creepy candle lit decor of his kitchen. Now go get your black metal apron on and listen up!
Renowned multi-instrumentalist Devin Townsend will be releasing his DVD box-set, By A Thread - Live in London 2011, tomorrow in North America through HevyDevy Records / InsideOut Music. To give fans a preview of this upcoming release, the Devin Townsend Project has now premiered a video clip of "Ghost" (taken from the Ghost performance) online. The band also recently premiered a video clip of "Gato" (taken from the Ki performance) and a video clip of "Awake" (taken from the Addicted performance).
Terror have now posted the full, uncut version of the previously released documentary about front-man Scott Vogel and Terror. Originally posted as a series, fans can now view the entire movie from start to finish. Focusing on Vogel's early bands, plus the history of Terror from the band's formation through the making of their latest album, Keepers Of The Faith, this special documentary is a must-see for any Terror fan.
There are some bad music videos out there, some more terrible than others, but this one is maybe the most dreadful ever. If you're so inclined to take a look, you'll see a crazy looking dude with his face painted white and really lame dark, black metal-like hair growling over a very bad and low mix of heavy guitars in the background. I'm not even sure if the dude is uttering actual words, all I know is that he sounds like a total doofus with those pirate-like growls. If this video and song were made for any other reason than being totally lame and stupid then I feel really sorry for its creators. Some of his facial gestures are absolutely hilarious and I particularly love the part about thirty-five seconds in when he licks his tongue along about a footlong knife (no, not that kind of knife). Put this in the department of bad because it totally and utterly sucks, enough to laugh your ass off at.
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If you're visiting this website then Slipknot is probably one of your favorite bands and you're royally disappointed that they haven't released a new record in four years now.
Behemoth has recently completed a series of shows and festivals throughout Europe. The shows were a massive success and featured some of the band's intense stage production to date. To sample what these shows were like, check out this bootleg of "Lucifer", live in Pratteln, Switzerland. Behemoth front man Nergal adds the following: "We are back home recharging our batteries before striking back at Hellfest and Graspop! Things are intense and it feels great to be raging across Europe with renewed show and refreshed set list! Unfortunately, we were kind of cursed when it came to weather forecasts on this European trek. One show in Austria had to be cancelled due to a massive thunderstorm. Nevertheless, we kept on conquering. Eight shows completed. A perfect warm up before summer. Hail to everyone who was there to support us!"