On Black Sabbath’s swansong, the album “13” from 2013 we find this track, “God is dead?”, the first single from that album. and the first with Ozzy Osbourne since 1998’s “Psycho Man” and “Selling My Soul” from Reunion. The music video, directed by Peter Joseph, known for the Zeitgeist film series,[ was released on 10 June 2013.
The concept of the song is a clearly inspired by Friedrich Nietzsches “Gott Ist Tot” that you can read about down below …
I love this kind of techno, the real thing … not Walmart techno, you now the kind of techno that plays in Hollywood movies when they have a rave party on screen, some kind of bubble gum version of the original thing. To me Techno should be hard, heavy and almost aggressive, but at the […]
Here you find a collection of all downloads that’s also included in various blog entries. If some link doesn’t work, please report it to email@example.com Right click and chose ”save as …” to download the link or just press the dropbox logos to read them online. MUSIC Judas Priest ”Heavy Metal Painkiller” (Book) by Martin […]
9/10 … I listened to the audiobook version of his biography, and I loved to hear about all the craziness when they where on tour. How Ozzy set of fireworks in a hotel, how Iommi set fire on Bill Ward, the killing of Richard Branson’s prize carp fish with pyrotechnics, that Spinal Tap-inspiring Stonehenge stage set, Ghost encounters, Knife fights and auditioning Michael Bolton as Black Sabbath singer (!?!?).
I love 1970/80’s music/movie magazines and fanzines made by entusiasts. They capture a moment in time when some of the now big bands where in their early stage of their careers. Ryan Richardson have made a fantastic job scanning these old legendary magazines so you can download them from the websites he set up. Mr […]
RE/Search No. 10: Incredibly Strange Films is a thick magazine or a book about American underground and other films. It was guest edited by Jim Morton, with associate editor Boyd Rice, in the RE/Search series edited by V. Vale and Andrea Juno, originally published in 1985 and expanded in 1986. I love these RE/Search magazines that came out in the 80’s. They often have that […]
RE/Search Publications is an American magazine and book publisher, based in San Francisco, founded by its editor V. Vale in 1980. In several issues, Andrea Juno was also credited as an editor. It was the successor to Vale’s earlier punk rock fanzine Search & Destroy (1977–1979), which was started with small donations, provided to Vale by Allen Ginsberg and Lawrence Ferlinghetti. RE/Search has published tabloid-sized magazines and […]
10/10 … If Aliens would land here and ask me to show them one record of each music style we have here on planet earth … this would definitly be the one I’ll show them when presenting Heavy Metal. Judas Priest 1982-84 (Screaming/Defenders) era is the pinnacle of Heavy Metal for me. Both the music, the clothing style, the live performances and sound. This is Heavy Metal …
Vixen was formed in 1981, and changed their name to Hawaii in 1982. Among the members where guitarist Marty Friedman who later became a big name together with Jason Becker in Cacophony and later Megadeth.
4/10 … Although I don’t understand one single word of what they are singing about, and I’m a lyrics guy, I tend to love Russian metal and punk, the sound of the language fits like a glove to the aggressiveness of the music.
I just love that they put the man behind the group on the front cover instead of the band in itself … talk about megalomania 🙂
Opening track Капитал opens in full speed and I just love it when Antonina Zhmakova raspy voice kicks in. I heard from several people that they have a problem with her voice, which I don’t get at all. This is just how I want a female singer in metal to sound like. Next up, Мастер Снов is also really, really good with a keyboard that pretty prominent . As track number three we get the ballad Время Строить Храм that I could do without and the same goes for the next tracks, Такова Жизнь, Покоритель, Ночной звонок and Змей искуситель. They are all some kind of semi-ballards/bubblegum hard rock. The closing track Привкус воли is a nice piece of hard rock and again Antoninas voice gets to use. So all in all, I wished it had continued as it started but unfortunatly not.
Check out the updated 1970/80’s Heavy Metal Playlist with 350+ tracks on Spotify right here! It’s recommended that you listen to it with “shuffle” if you don’t want to listen to the same artist several tracks after each other. Some tracks are newer than the 80’s if they where made by a famous 1980’s band […]
9/10 … The first wave of “Swedish Death Metal” came from Stockholm (again, not to be confused with the Gothenburg sound from Swedens other coast), and consisted of the bands Carnage, Morbid and Nihilist, who fragmented later into Entombed, Dismember and Unleashed. Many of these bands used the trademark Tomas Skogsberg/Sunlight Studios “buzzsaw” guitar tone. It was created by using heavily detuned electric guitars (usually C# standard or lower), a maxed out Boss HM-2 Heavy Metal pedal (see YouTube video at the bottom of this page), sometimes in combination with a single guitar through a Boss DS-1 Distortion pedal. The originator of this guitar sound was Nihilist guitarist Leffe Cuzner, though it was evolved and altered over the years.
10/10 … This is the perfect concert, the ultimate Black Sabbath show off. Forget all about ”Live at Last” and ”Live Evil”, this is it, a 100-minute perfect performance recorded in New Jersey for the famous American radio show King Biscuit Flower Hour at the beginning of the LP promotion tour for ‘Sabotage’.
The sounds is awesome, raw but still with that ”Wall of Sound” that only Butler and Iommi can create together. Ozzy’s voice sounds fantastic. Not a single half-assed track or filler, just the best all spiced up with among other things a 14-minute jam.
Vader, a Death Metal band from Poland that was formed back in 1986. On this one, “Impressions In Blood” the bands seventh studio album, not counting the cover album “Future of the Past” from 1996 we find the track “Helleluyah (God Is Dead)”.
A music video was shot and it was directed by Andrzej Wyrozębski. Janusz Król was responsible for special effects and the set design for the video, while Sławomir Panasewicz was the cameraman. In Poland, the album “Impressions in Blood” landed at position No. 8. The album also charted in Japan.
I have been a Black Sabbath fan ever since I was a small child, I loved the mystic surrounding the first self-titled album, both the music and the cover I could look at for hours wondering who that mysterious lady was. But the 1980’s era wasn’t for me at the time, but I have the […]