Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Ghoultown/SmileforSociety vs. Darkside Lounge

My friends Jeff and Lyle from Ghoultown and my buddy JT from Smile for Society are playing a show this Saturday at the Darkside Lounge. If you can make it, I highly recommend both bands. Thanks to Jeff (Middlefinger) for still staying in touch year after year.


Monday, February 26, 2007


Torquzine has now officially had 2,000 hits! Thanks to everyone who's taken an interest and/or helped out along the way: Russ Givens, Jason Burris, Matt Vaughn, Justin Bartlett, Arik Roper, Mark Dawursk and Scott Slimm...Thanks to the bands: Starchaser Network, Equimanthorn, The Dandelion Winos, Protest and The Stink...and many many thanks to Laura (LMA) Pratt for editing, support and love through thick and thin (AMLF!). Here's to another 1,000 very very soon! Cheers to everyone and as always...Music or Die!

Friday, February 23, 2007


Check out the art, graphic design and web design of Justin Bartlett. Justin's style is very much his own and harkens as much to the old school as to the new. He has worked with numerous bands and done some killer fucking work. Click and check him out, give him feedback, put him to work. Thank you to Justin for giving the OK to publish a pic.


Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Playlist 02.21.07

BOTCH - 061502
BAD BRAINS - I Against I
STARCHASER NETWORK - Starchaser Network
YES - Drama

Monday, February 19, 2007

The Fukking Starchaser Network

I did guest vocals on track 3 of this CD. Progressive synth-fueled art by members of Absu, Equimanthorn and Inception. Recommended!!!


Friday, February 16, 2007

Click to hear the complete streaming Conqueror .
1. Conqueror
2. Old Year
3. Transfigure
4. Weightless & Horizontal
5. Medicine
6. Brighteyes
7. Mother Earth
8. Stanlow

Thursday, February 15, 2007

A Nod to Arik Roper

Go check out an amazing artist named Arik Roper. Chances are you own something he has put his mark on, he's done work for SUNN 0))), Boris, Sleep...and that's just to name a few. Arik was very kind to grant me permission to publish a pic of his...I love his a cross between Bodé and Frazetta with a splash of Bakshi. Just click on the pic. Thanks Arik!


Wednesday, February 14, 2007

From Genesis (to A Little Disappointed)

Don't get me wrong gents...I am super glad to see Mike, Tony and Phil back together...but if all it gets us is another "I Can't Dance" then what the fuck is the point really? C'mon boys...let's have some substance...let's expose the world to a time when you guys put out perfection.

For examples of this perfection, check out everything from 1969 to 1983. Highlights include: Trespass, Nursery Cryme, Foxtrot, Genesis Live, Selling England by the Pound, The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway, A Trick of the Tail, & Seconds Out.


Tuesday, February 13, 2007

A Nod to (Essential) Queens of the Stone Age

Back a million years ago (ha..! get it, stone age...nm) Josh and Nick got along...songs were gritty...drugs flowed...and I was a big fan of Queens of the Stone Age. You have got to hear the first, self-titled album and the QOTSA/Beaver Split(both long out of print, and I have them both!). Not that the band is bad now...they just aren' know...what they were. Rated R had some amazingly bad ass moments. In fact...get that wasn't until Songs for the Deaf (which was pretty damn good as well) that I started to lose interest...even though it was a strong album...and then Nick was's just too much of a fucking mess to try to keep up with anymore...(just look at the Wiki page on QOTSA). So if you can...get a hold of the first two...get a hold of the Beaver Split (ha! another joke...) and feel the vibe that used to be. This band used to smoke fucking everything...literally and figuratively!!!


Friday, February 09, 2007

Playlist 02.09.07

BOTCH - An Anthology of Dead Ends
HELLHAMMER - Rehersal '81
KILLING JOKE - Hosannas from the Basements of Hell
CRAFT - Fuck the Universe
TUSK - Tree of No Return
AN ALBATROSS - Blessphemy (Of the Peace Beast Feastgiver and the Bear Warp Kumite)


Thursday, February 08, 2007

Textile Magic(k)

Design Via Riddick


The Stink vs. The Galaxy

My buddies Scott, Sal,Chris and Danny in The Stink are playing this Sunday 02.11.07 at the Galaxy. Respect!


TorqueZine vs. Protest Vox

Special thanks to Jason from Protest for his TorqueZine logo. Shirts and stickers soon (most likely stickers to start with) once I decide on a permanant logo font. To check out Jason's band go to and check them the fuck out!!!


Wednesday, February 07, 2007

Dandelion Winos

From my buddy Matt Vaughn 02.06.07:

Hello Friends,

This Friday the Dandelion Winos are playing either Liquid Lounge or Curtain Club. This will most likely be the last time I drum for these guys - definitely the last time in Dallas. I'm quitting the band because I'm job hunting for something in Houston. It would be great to have some support this Friday. We're selling tickets, so let me know if you're interested.




Tuesday, February 06, 2007

Karma's sweet embrace...