On Saturday, December 10, 2022 award winning band Sepsiss will go live and play over 15 original songs, hosting their first and only live Music performance online!! Don’t miss this special Facebook live packed with free gear, prizes, fun games, contests and new music. Go to their Facebook page to confirm. Dont miss this special live event!
The band comments on their social media: “This is a unique performance and special experience for our global fans and people who haven’t gotten to see our band live.”
Sepsiss is currently working on their new studio album and planning a north American tour in 2023.
Welcome to our “Psychedelic Lunch” series Spooktober Edition where we find out how deep the rabbit hole really goes and explore music from the 60’s to today. Enjoy the trip!
Creepy Green Light” is a song by Type O Negative, included on the fifth album World Coming Down, released in September 13th 1999. This song was formerly titled “Spooky Green Light” before it was renamed while the album was in production.
It is track #8 in the album World Coming Down.
Creepy Green Light has a BPM/tempo of 130, is in the key C Major and has a duration of 06:56. Below is a table of the meta data for Creepy Green Light.
This song is split into three cantos—the first and third cantos are titled “Creepy Green Light”, and the one in the middle is titled “Frightening Black Night”. The middle is instrumental featuring an organ followed by doom metal riff over it, so all the lyrics are sung during the first and third cantos.
Aja is the sixth studio album by the American jazz rock band Steely Dan. Its regarded as a masterpiece and way ahead of their time complete with cryptic lyrics and very progressive jazz flavored rock. It was released on September 23, 1977, by ABC Records. Recording alongside nearly 40 musicians,. Donald Fagen and Walter Becker pushed Steely Dan further into experimenting with different combinations of session players while pursuing longer, more sophisticated compositions for the album.
Becker and Fagen masterminds had 5 albums behind them but they felt like something was amiss in their collection. They auditioned the best session musicians available at the time to piece together the magnum opus that would be titled Aja. Weeks of sessions were held, but on more than one occasion, no music was recorded at all. Becker and Fagen were looking for the best.
legendary drummers like Bernard Purdie and Steve Gadd rubbed elbows with jazz greats like Wayne Shorter and Plas Johnson. Doobie Brothers vocalist Michael McDonald lent his signature voice to the stacked harmonies of ‘Peg’ while future Eagles bassist Timothy B. Schmidt contributed to tracks like ‘Home at Last’ and ‘Josie’. Chuck Rainey, who incorporated funk and R&B grooves into the band’s arrangements, held down the bass on every track except ‘Deacon Blues’. It was a who’s-who of the best players at the time, collected onto one vinyl record. Walter and Becker might have been impeccable in their craft, but they weren’t above a very basic rule: make it sound good.
No other Steely Dan album is as naturally appealing or easy on the ears as Aja. It’s a masterclass in the pursuit of perfection.
The songs on Aja (pronounced Asia) have been dissected and examined countless times over the last 45 years, so I’m giving this great artwork its due. According to Wikipedia, the name Aja belonged to the Korean wife of Donald Fagen’s friend’s brother. I’m not sure if that’s true but it sounds plausible, so I’ll pretend it is.
Credit for the cover image goes to Hideki Fujii, who took this striking photo of model/actress Sayoko Yamaguchi.
The Cult share new single “A Cut Inside” which follows the recently released debut single “Give Me Mercy,” from their new album Under The Midnight Sun.
Its been six years since The Cult put out anything new. Their latest work titled ‘Under The Midnight Sun. The album is set to be released October 7 tbrough Black Hill Records. Pre-order Under The Midnight Sunhere. News of the album came out with the release of the single, ‘Give Me Mercy’, which guitarist Billy Duffy said in a press release “has all the hallmarks of the new classic Cult to my ears”.
Ian Astbury said: “I was absolutely enamoured with this piece of music Billy had written, and it perfectly fit these thoughts I’d been having about our culture’s need to move past assumptions of duality. We need new language because words can’t express where we’re going.”
Astbury recalls: “It’s three in the morning in Finland, the sun’s up, and there’s all these beautiful people in this halcyon moment. People are laying on the grass, making out, drinking, smoking. There were rows of flowers at the front of the stage from the performances earlier that evening. It was an incredible moment.
“When the world stopped, I had this moment to write in real time, to calculate. I was compelled by this vision, this anomaly, this memory, of being under the midnight sun.”
1. Mirror 2. A Cut Inside 3. Vendetta X 4. Give Me Mercy 5. Outer Heaven 6. Knife Through Butterfly Heart 7. Impermanence 8. Under the Midnight Sun
Stay tuned for more from The Cult and this album — and catch the band on the road in the coming weeks:
July 8 – Palace Theatre – St Paul, MN July 9 – Cellular Stage at Summerfest- Milwaukee, WI July 10 – The Factory at The District – Chesterfield, MO July 12 – Riviera Theatre – Chicago, IL July 14 – PNC at Riverbend – Cincinnati, OH July 15 – Rose Music Center at The Heights – Dayton, OH July 16 – Stage AE – Pittsburgh, PA July 19 – The Anthem – Washington, DC July 20 – The Rooftop at Pier 17 – New York, NY July 22 – Metropolitan Opera House – Philadelphia, PA July 23 – Leader Bank Pavillion – Boston, MA July 24 – College Street Music Hall – New Haven, CT July 26 – Crouse Hinds Theater – Syracuse, NY July 27 – Meadowbrook Amphitheater – Detroit, MI July 29 – Hogs for Hospice Charity Event at Seacliff Park – Leamington, ON July 30 – Casino Rama – Orilla, ON
Experience Hendrix L.L.C. in partnership with Legacy Recordings, a division of Sony Music Entertainment, will release THE JIMI HENDRIX EXPERIENCE “Los Angeles Forum: April 26, 1969” this November 18 on 2LP vinyl, CD and all digital platforms. Recorded in the spring of 1969 before a raucous, sold-out audience, the captivating performance of the original lineup (singer/guitarist Jimi Hendrix, drummer Mitch Mitchell, bassist Noel Redding) has never before been released in its entirety. This album comes out in time for the 80th anniversary of Jimi Hendrix‘s birth (November 27). An advance track from the album, “I Don’t Live Today”, is now available below.
Following the massive success of THE JIMI HENDRIX EXPERIENCE‘s 1967-68 studio album trifecta (“Are You Experienced”, “Axis: Bold As Love”, “Electric Ladyland”),the trio had developed into the most popular international touring attraction in rock music. This widescale public interest coincided with the construction of new arenas for sporting events, among them the Forum in Inglewood, California. Designed by famed architect Charles Luckman (who also designed New York’s rebuilt Madison Square Garden),this multi-purpose venue opened in 1967 as the home of the Los Angeles Kingshockey team and Los Angeles Lakersbasketball team, but also began to serve as a music venue. Among the earliest concerts held there was Aretha Franklinin January 1968 and the CREAM farewell tour with opening act DEEP PURPLE in October of that year. THE JIMI HENDRIX EXPERIENCE were booked to perform on April 26, 1969 with opening acts CHICAGO TRANSIT AUTHORITY (soon-to-be renamed CHICAGO) and CAT MOTHER & THE ALL NIGHT NEWSBOYS, the latter of whom shared management with the headliners. Floor seats cost $6.50 ($51.20 adjusted for inflation).
By the time THE JIMI HENDRIX EXPERIENCE took the stage to blaze through a spirited set, live concert sound had drastically improved from the time of THE BEATLES baseball stadium tours, but crowd control was still a major concern. Between songs, Jimi pled with audience members to stop rushing the stage. A heavy police presence is felt; lyrics for their hit “Purple Haze” are altered (“‘Scuse me while I kiss that policeman!”) and Jimi dedicates “Spanish Castle Magic” to “the plain clothes police out there and other goofballs.” Hendrixtreated each performance as a unique event. He never relied on a standard set list comprised only of his biggest commercial hits. This approach was on full display at the Forum performance, blending more familiar tunes such as “Foxey Lady” with “I Don’t Live Today”from “Are You Experienced” and his signature blues original “Red House”(“Everybody want to know what America’s soul is; everybody think it’s Motown . . . America’s soul is something more like this here”) which had still not yet been released in the U.S. at this time. Furthermore, the group opened their set with a cover of “Tax Free” — an obscure 1967 instrumental by Swedish duo HANSSON & KARLSSON (consisting of Bo Hansson and Janne Karlsson),with whom the EXPERIENCE had previously shared bills in Stockholm. Another unique highlight featured within the Forum performance was an early reimagining of “The Star Spangled Banner”, which Jimiwould canonize four months later at Woodstock. “Here’s a song we was all brainwashed with,” Jimi trenchantly declares, at a time when the nation was in a state of great political unrest. The group closed their performance with a unique, extraordinary medley of “Voodoo Child (Slight Return)” and CREAM‘s “Sunshine Of Your Love”. The song was an EXPERIENCE favorite and a perfect live vehicle for the trio’s unparalleled improvisational skill.
“Los Angeles Forum: April 26, 1969” was recorded by Wally Heider and Bill Halverson contemporaneously, and recently remixed by longtime Hendrixproducer/engineer Eddie Kramer for maximum audio fidelity. It was produced by Janie Hendrix, CEO of Experience Hendrix, L.L.C. and the sister of Jimi Hendrix, Kramer and John McDermott, who manages the Hendrix music catalog on behalf of Experience Hendrix. The package’s liner notes are by former Los Angeles Times staff writer/critic Randy Lewis with a preface by ZZ TOP‘s Billy Gibbons who attended the HendrixForum show, having toured with the EXPERIENCE, as part of the MOVING SIDEWALKS, his pre-ZZ band.
Also coming out during the month of Hendrix‘s 80th birthday is the book “Jimi”. Published by Chronicle Books imprint Chroma for a November 15 release, this comprehensive visual celebration is an official collaboration with Janie Hendrixand John McDermott. “Jimi” significantly expands on the authors’ previously published titles, including “An Illustrated Experience”, and features a new introduction by Janie, extensive biographical texts, and a trove of lesser known and never-before-published photographs, personal memorabilia, lyrics, and more. Additionally, “Jimi”includes quotations by legendary musicians such as Paul McCartney, Ron Wood, Jeff Beck, Lenny Kravitz, Eric Clapton, Drake, Dave Grohl and others who have spoken about Hendrix‘s lasting influence.
It was the 70’s. Life was pretty easy for me back then. I was really young, no responsibilities other than school. It was a warm summer day in Florida back in May of 1977. Im impatiently awaiting summer break from school and my birthdays coming up. My parents were in an argument, about what I had no clue. It was hard for my very young mind to focus on such adult things at the time. I was frightened every time they argued. This one was more intense than usual. I went into my room, closed the door and turned on the radio to drown out the yelling. Suddenly this song came on the radio that blew my mind. It was Heart’s new one, Barracuda. It was heavy, loud and angry and I found myself escaping into the music. I turned the radio all the way up to max volume. This song was fire. I was in love. This song spoke to me and I could relate completely on many levels. It was a total banger for the time.
When a piece of music is paired with a very emotional event, it can be an effective cue to bring back the strong emotion that was felt at that moment and this is what the song Barracuda does for me every time only in a positive way. For me Barracuda was my gateway song into heavier music and I began collecting vinyl and going down the rabbit hole of all the coolest rock bands out at the time and eventually metal. My journey into music became very meaningful and its still going.
Barracuda is on Heart’s third studio album, Little Queen, and was released as the album’s lead single. It was written by Ann and Nancy Wilson together with guitarist Roger Fisher and drummer Michael DeRosier. Ann Wilson revealed in interviews that the song was about Heart’s anger towards Mushroom Records, who as a publicity stunt released a made-up story of an incestuous affair involving Ann and her sister Nancy Wilson. “Barracuda” is a sonic barrage of instrumental release in response, bludgeoning any lingering inappropriateness to a pulp.
On This Day in History five months after its release on September 3rd, 1977 – HEART’s song Barracuda peaked at number eleven on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles chart. This was HEART’s third top forty single in the United States at that time.
Written By Braddon S. Williams aka “The Concert Critic”
On this date in history, 4/8/2022, my stepdaughter and I attended The Trinity Of Terror Tour at Blue Ribbon Pavilion on the Indiana State Fairgrounds. This show featured a trio of bands with three-word names: Ice Nine Kills, Motionless In White, and Black Veil Brides, with opener Lilith Czar.
Originally booked at a smaller venue, this triple headliner tour had to be relocated to the much larger State Fairground location due to aggressive ticket sales. I’m the first to admit that I was not the target demographic for this one, but my stepdaughter Emma has been developing a taste for heavier music and I am both proud and supportive of her growing love of attending live shows. Having said that, I had previously seen Motionless In White and Black Veil Brides, and I knew there would be some high energy entertainment and I wouldn’t automatically hate being there. Taking one for the team is one thing, but Emma knew I wasn’t going against my will. Not too long ago her musical taste was obsessively consumed with K-pop, so anything hard rock or metal related feels like victory.
I knew next to nothing about Lilith Czar prior to the show, and I’m certainly not going to lie and say I became a big fan, but she proved to have a strong vocal presence and a genuinely grateful attitude that built a visible excitement in the crowd as her set progressed. I didn’t hear anything revolutionary going on musically, but after doing a bit of research I learned that she has been steadily building her career for the past decade and that she is married to the Black Veil Brides’ singer, Andy Biersack.
Lilith Czar appears to be a band on the rise. Speaking of Black Veil Brides, they confirmed what I had already determined from my previous experience of their live performance; these guys are an extension of the best qualities of glamorous L.A. hard rock that ruled the late ’80’s. With singalong choruses, gigantic riff fueled anthems, blazing guitar solos (both singular and harmonized), and endless energy, Black Veil Brides collectively never stop moving and absolutely never forget why they are on that stage…they are there to entertain the predominantly young female fanbase and they do it with enthusiastic excellence.
Front man Andy Biersack has charisma to spare and doesn’t stray from his comfort zone vocally, which allows him to stay on pitch and full voiced. The rest of the band are adept with support vocals and are definitely great players. I knew going into this show that they would likely be the highlight for me and indeed they were.
Motionless In White followed and arguably had the most rabid crowd response of the evening. Some of that comes from having the best time slot, but a lot of it was due to the performance of Chris Motionless, who (like Biersack) knows his audience and relentlessly involves them in the gang choruses and hype points of his band’s music. I had last seen Motionless In White on a package tour in support of Slipknot and Lamb Of God in 2015. Clearly, MIW have grown enormously in the past seven years and absorbed lots of lessons from some of the heavyweights in the extreme metal community.
Overall, I think I enjoyed them more when they were an up-and-coming band. Back then they felt like a more wholesome alternative to Marilyn Manson. This time around they felt a little too derivative of Manson to me, but once again, I’m not their target and their target was ravenous, so hats off to them for their growth. Ice Nine Kills performed the final set of the night and I have both good and bad opinions concerning the horror lyric based metalcore band. First of all, I love the staging, the visuals, and the horror stuff. Everything happening on stage looked so good to me, unfortunately (as is usually the case with bands I don’t like) the vocals just killed the vibe for me.
Ice Nine Kills have been described as symphonic metal at times, but to me it was almost more appropriate to label them opera metal…and I just couldn’t get around my inability to ignore all that high pitched (i.e., whiny) sound.
Emma and I decided to call it a night and leave early, both concluding that we had enjoyed a tremendously entertaining evening of heavy music with great theatrics, visuals, energy, and production values.
Blue Ribbon Pavilion doesn’t have ideal sound, but it was certainly packed with all the elements of a rock show that featured young bands that are carrying the torch for heavy music and helping spread the fire to a hungry young audience. I applaud Ice Nine Kills, Motionless In White, Black Veil Brides, and Lilith Czar for their efforts and their continued success.
Aug. 30 – Denver, CO – Red Rocks Amphitheatre# Sep. 03 – Omaha, NE – Liberty First Credit Union Arena (buy tickets) Sep. 04 – Pryor, OK – Rocklahoma* Sep. 06 – Fort Wayne, IN – Allen County War Memorial Expo Center (buy tickets) Sep. 07 – Cleveland, OH – Jacobs Pavilion at Nautica (buy tickets) Sep. 09 – Scranton, PA – Toyota Pavilion at Montage Mountain (buy tickets) Sep. 10 – Alton, VA – Blue Ridge Rock Fest* Sep. 11 – Asheville, NC – Exploreasheville.com Arena (buy tickets) Sep. 13 – Milwaukee, WI – Eagles Ballroom (buy tickets) Sep. 14 – Sterling Heights, MI – Michigan Lottery Amphitheatre at Freedom Hill (buy tickets) Sep. 16 – Bonner Springs, MO – Azura Amphitheater (buy tickets) Sep. 17 – Saint Charles, MO – The Family Arena (buy tickets) Sep. 18 – Cincinnati, OH – ICON at The Andrew J Brady Music Center (buy tickets)
Ozzy Osbourne and Tony Iomi made a surprise reunion in their hometown of Birmingham, England, on Monday night with a performance at the city’s Commonwealth Games. They performed their classic “Paranoid” alongside two musicians who joined them on their final tour, The End: Adam Wakeman, who played bass and keyboards, and drummer Tommy Clufetos.
Osbourne and Iommi performed versions of ‘Iron Man’ and the complete ‘Paranoid’, the latter of which ended with a spectacular firework display. The performance apparently disrupted the BBC’s 10 O’Clock news broadcast, but nobody seemed to mind.
News of Osbourne’s performance comes ahead of the release of his new album, Patient Number 9, on September 9th. The new studio effort features guest appearances by the likes of Iommi, Zakk Wylde and Chad Smith of Red Hot Chili Peppers. Guns N’ Roses bassist Duff McKagan, Metallica’s Rob Trujillo, Pearl Jam guitarist Mike McCready, and former Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins are also all rumoured to have contributed.
The 2022 edition of Wacken Open Air just less than two days ago and the promoters are already able to confirm that next year’s installment of the annual metal festival has sold out. Within six hours, 80,000 tickets to the 2023 Wacken Open Air were sold. This marks the fastest sellout in Wacken‘s history.
The Wacken Open Air organizers said in a statement: “Metalheads! We absolutely cannnot believe what just happened: The Wacken Open Air 2023 is completely sold out after a record time of 6 hours — all 80,000 tickets are sold out! Thanks for your incredible loyalty, support and the trust you give us!”
They added: “You are the best fans in the world! So we can’t wait to celebrate another superlative metal party with you next year. Look forward to many more great bands and a festival with which we will take you back to the age of the Vikings — officially on four days instead of three!”
Promoter Thomas Jensen added: “A sold-out festival in that amount of time — unbelievable. And especially in these times, the backing of the community is enormously important.
“We are still knocking off the dust of this year’s Open Air and now, thanks to the trust of our fans, we can continue to fully concentrate on the program in 2023 under the motto ‘Vikings’, which will have one or two highlights in the bag in addition to the great IRON MAIDEN!”
“This is an enormous proof of confidence from our fans and we appreciate it very much,” said promoter Holger Hübner. “This allows us to push Wacken Open Air forward and develop various projects and themes alongside the billing, which we will announce during the year.”
As previously reported, British heavy metal legends IRON MAIDEN will headline next year’s edition of Wacken Open Air, set to take place August 2-5, 2023.
Wacken Open Air takes place annually in the village of Wacken, which has a population of just about 2,000.
Up to 85,000 people attend the event, which is 32 years old.
The first Wacken Open Air event in 1990 drew less than 800 people, but it has since grown to become the biggest open-air festival of its kind.
Around 30 percent travel from other countries to the festival, which over recent years has been growing in popularity.
So far the following artists have been confirmed for the 2023 edition of Wacken Open Air:
IRON MAIDEN MEGADETH THE DROPKICK MURPHYS WARDRUNA JINJER BEARTOOTH TWO STEPS FROM HELL ENSIFERUM DEICIDE PENTAGRAM NERVOSA BURNING WITCHES
200 bands performed at this year’s Wacken Open Air, including headliners SLIPKNOT, POWERWOLF and JUDAS PRIEST.
Wacken Open Air was forced to take a break for two years due to coronavirus restrictions.
Wacken Open Air normally does not announce the names of its headliners before tickets go on sale. Still, the festival usually sells out within hours.
The festival also doesn’t sell VIP access or upgrades and all purchases are for all the days without a single-day ticket option, something they did away with nearly two decades ago.