Occams Razor

Today we speak to Occams Razor. What’s the history of Occams Razor? Well we all found our way to each other via a mate of our Warren. Before OR Zen and Sherm jammed together as did Kirsten and Brandon and now the 2 halves make 1 Occams Razor. What genre of music do you consider Occams Razor to be? Blues, Punk Rock….. How has Occams Razor evolved since you first started working together? YES for sure we are better song writers and have found our style along the way. We also have highly developed livers. What inspires you to make music? This is a simple one… LIFE! Could you briefly describe the music-making process? So we start with a riff […]

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WTF Music Videos

Every year I search the internet for peculiar music videos and every year, without fail, YouTube presents me with some magnificent oddities. We start with a little Finnish Y.M.C.A. Here’s another unique monster from the 1970’s. Here’s Marilyn Manson’s good friend Jan Terri and one of her hit videos. As WTF videos go, this… interesting piece by Mark Goramly (we’ve seen him before) should keep you scratching your heads for days to come. Thanks to The Uncharted Zone for putting Mark’s videos up. Lastly we have this unique monster from American rapper, Tyler. There you have it. BONUS: The worst Metal video ever made?

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Something Dizzy

 

 Today we speak with South African band, Something Dizzy. What’s the history of Something Dizzy? Once upon a time in a suburb far, far away….The rest is classified. We’ve both had a passion for music that started from a very young age but the ball got rolling when Dylan started learning how to play guitar at the end of 2012. At first we learnt a few covers and started going to open mics and charity events and since then we have been moving on to more regular gigs and introducing some originals to boot. What genre of music do you consider Something Dizzy to be? We don’t really conform to just one genre or sub-genre. Our Covers are usually folk, […]

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Waste: Warlord Mentality

 

 Warlord Mentality, the latest offering by American group, WASTE, is as deafening and destructive as anything they’ve produced in the past decade. The album is fast and aggressive. The lyrics are few, but unneeded as the grinding Industrial power presses the, 12 track, album forward on all fronts. Tracks like “Caveman” and “No More Feelings” are bursting with neo-tribal insanity and jam-packed with pure unadulterated industrial noise. The rest of the album leaves little to the imagination as track after track is stuffed to bursting with grinding power. Overall “Warlord Mentality” is a powerful and driven album that will appeal to fans of grinding noise and fast experimental Industrial music. The album is available on Bandcamp.

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Tamsyn Swingler

What’s your history Tamsyn? I live in Cornwall, I love it here, it’s beautiful and there is a pleasant amount of Monty Python style bonkers in terms of things going on, which is very much up my street.  I like to think GurdyBird was born out of hearing my dad’s folk music playing at the same time as my brother’s tunes when he was remixing in his studio. I started combining the gurdy with electronic instruments when working with my friends on their performance art pieces and short films.  What genre of music do play? I play pretty much always in costume when out and about at festivals and events. Here, I mainly play unplugged, acoustic versions of my tunes and traditional […]

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Petrol Bastard: Nice Jacket Dickhead

 

 I love my job. I get access to new and exciting technology, interviews with celebrities and access to all sorts of interesting music -though few bands are as outlandish as Petrol Bastard. Petrol Bastard are a band that abraids the senses -despite the ‘swan shit on their dicks’. They are like the bastard lovechild of Prodigy, the Beastie Boys and the Jerky Boys -though with less class and more attitude. (A great combination considering they come from Politically Correct, Europe). (I won’t say P.C Yorkshire; as P.C is minging up North). https://soundcloud.com/petrolbastard/01-blast-it-with-piss?in=petrolbastard/sets/nice-jacket-dickhead The tracks on this, 17 song, album are short and aggressive. Petrol Bastard’s combination of EBM and industrial, with uniquely urban and humourous lyrics is an amazing breath […]

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Pantheon: Intervention

 

 It’s powerful. It’s driving. It’s riddled with guitar solos, intense drumming and abraids your inner head banging demon. (That’s assuming you still have hair at my age.) “Intervention” the first offering from British Metal band, Pantheon, though short (4 songs) it is an intense and powerful little album that is peppered with classic 70’s and 80’s style Metal -which is fantastic in this age of Nu Metal. The songs, such as ‘Silent Apocalypse’ take you back to an age of leather trousers, long hair, minute long guitar solos and boom boxes. Overall: “Intervention” is a fantastic and well done little Metal album that should whet a number of appetites. The album is available on Soundcloud and the official Pantheon website.

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Cryptic Dawn: Aggrometh

 

 The first track assaults your senses within seconds of the sound system coming to life. The second and third tracks continue the attack; and by the time you get to track twelve your head is left in a distorted mess by the pure power of Cryptic Dawn’s electcro-aggression. Aggrometh -the long awaited LP- picks up where Old Blood left off. Once again Cryptic Dawn has delved into the world of popular culture, drugs, guns and meth. Namely the meth of American hit TV show, Breaking Bad. [youtube id=”Xce8WhOKcjQ” width=”600″ height=”350″] All the tracks on this album are well executed -the beats hard, the drums tribal and the synths hauntingly simple; and the singing, though hard and distorted, still sinks into […]

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Paresis: Hope Lies Torn

 

 I am often prone to the curse of logorrhea; but today I will attempt to curtail my ramblings and furnish you with the simple facts. Fact One: Paresis is a great band. Fact Two: The first song “Not in my name” kicks you in the head causing frenzied movements and peculiar dance-floor dominating dance moves that could bring about the end of days or the zombie apocalypse. Fact Three: The rest of the album is just as powerful at pounding your speakers, assaulting your head and causing you to attack the dance-floor. Fact Four: Songs like “Anti Me” and “Your voice” are but the tip of the iceberg that this amazing band has created over the years. The guitar riffs […]

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The 5 best AMVs to please your ears and dazzle your eyes

The one moment Dante is rhythmically stepping on a series of enemies he fights, perfectly in tune with every bounce of the base, the next the song pauses as he hurls though the air in a back flip, with the base dropping just as the warrior’s boots hit the floor, and the rest of the tune on its heel when he sprints forward to engage the demons once more. While it can be incredible to see some energy bunny perform impossible dance moves to a song, it’s hard to find a dancer that can beat a well-orchestrated and perfectly timed Animated Music Video. The sword dance between the son of Sparta and a horde of demons I described above is […]

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