Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Magic(k)a República Portuguesa


Monday, April 27, 2009

Playlist 04.27.09 [Abriviated Edition]

BOLT THROWER - In Battle there is No Law


Friday, April 24, 2009

Pelican/Tombs/Eagle Twin

More visual brilliance by Mr. Roper


Thursday, April 23, 2009

If I lived in or around Minehead, England...

...I'd have creamed my pants!



Friday, April 17, 2009

Don't Open 'til Doomsday

In an update issued by the band: "We're proud to announce that we've licensed our own new EP, Doomsday Derelicts from our North American label, Century Media, to be released on our own in-house label Battle Kommand Records for release in North America! The CD will be at press shortly and we anticipate a release date of May 5th, 2009. This will be a limited edition release, and there will be a mail-order only version with additional items included. More news TBA."

Release info below:
Doomsday Derelicts EP
Recorded at Electrical Audio - Chicago, IL
Engineered by Sanford Parker, May, 2008

Blake Judd - Lead and rhythm guitars, vocals
Jeff Wilson - Rhythm guitars
Jon Necromancer - Bass, backing vocals
Sanford Parker - Moog, synth, effects
Zack Simmons - Drums, percussion

Track listing:
1. "Bones"
2. "Life of Fire"
3. "Hellish Overdose"
4. "Pitch Black Cadence"

(((03:Earsplit PR)))

Thursday, April 16, 2009



Wednesday, April 15, 2009


TorqueZine had 17,000 hits a while back and I'm sorry for not doing much of late. As some of you know, I am now writing for the Canadian site AWMusic and have been a little busy... oh, not to mention my actual job.

I want to say congratulations to my little brother Daniel and his new wife and my new sister-in-law Ashley! To my cousin Athena, her fiancé Terrell and her son Steven, congratulations on the arrival of Christian!

I want to give MASSIVE thanks to Proscriptor for the TZ name-drop in the latest issue of Decibel (thanksikusopticonizzle!!!)

Hails to Patchie, Bartlett, Dawursk, Andre from Locrian (review on the way!), Phil from Earache, Allan, Coko and Jonathan from AWMusic, Dave from Earsplit, Scott Slimm, Brent Eyestone, Hell's Headbangers, 20 Buck Spin, Robotic Empire and Chel from HH.

And to LMA, AML!!!


MASTODON - Crack the Skye
OBITUARY - Left to Die
HAIL OF BULLETS - ...of Frost and War
BACKSTABBERS INC. - Kamikaze Missions and While You Were Sleeping
JAWBOX - For Your Own Special Sweetheart and Grippe

Balls of Fury
, The Mighty Boosh, The IT Crowd (season 1 and 2), The Deer Hunter, Kids in the Hall (Season 1)

This is Why You're Fat

See you all at 20k!


Tuesday, April 14, 2009

The Dio We Know

14 Days...

Monday, April 13, 2009

6 Weeks/2 Days


Friday, April 10, 2009

Engaging and Forthcoming...


Friday, April 03, 2009


Symphonaire Infernus et Spera Empyrium. I'm lucky enough to have bought the original 3-track CD back in 1993.

1.Symphonaire Infernus et Spera Empyrium11:38
2.God is Alone04:51
3.De Sade Soliloquay03:45
Total playing time20:14


Thursday, April 02, 2009

Radiant Waves

ISIS will embark on a six week US tour in support of Wavering Radiant (Ipecac, May 5) on May 15, kicking off in San Diego. The band’s latest release finds the LA-by-way-of-Boston quintet teaming up with producer Joe Barresi (Queens of the Stone Age, Melvins).

Tour dates are:

May 15 San Diego, CA Casbah
May 16 Tempe, AZ The Clubhouse
May 17 Albuquerque, NM Launchpad
May 19 Austin, TX Emo’s
May 20 Dallas, TX Granada Theatre
May 21 Houston, TX Meridian - Red Room
May 22 Baton Rouge, LA Spanish Moon
May 23 Birmingham, AL Bottle Tree
May 25 Orlando, FL The Social
May 26 Gainesville, FL Common Grounds
May 27 Jacksonville, FL Jack Rabbit’s
May 28 Atlanta, GA The Earl
May 29 Carrboro, NC Cat’s Cradle
May 30 Washington, DC Black Cat
May 31 Baltimore, MD Sonar

June 2 New York, NY The Filmore at Irving Plaza
June 3 Philadelphia, PA TLA
June 4 Northampton, MA Pearl Street
June 5 Boston, MA Paradise
June 6 Montreal, QC The National
June 7 Toronto, ON Phoenix Theatre
June 9 Cleveland, OH Grog Shop
June 10 Cincinnati, OH 20th Century Theatre
June 11 Detroit, MI Small’s
June 12 Chicago, IL The Bottom Lounge
June 15 Denver, CO Bluebird Theater
June 16 Salt Lake City, UT Club Sound
June 18 Portland, OR Hawthorne Theater
June 19 Vancouver, BC Commodore Ballroom
June 20 Seattle, WA Neumo’s
June 22 San Jose, CA The Blank Club
June 23 San Francisco, CA Great American Music Hall
June 24 Los Angeles, CA Henry Fonda Theatre


Wednesday, April 01, 2009

The Limits of ContrO)))l

Southern Lord is proud to announce that three of the label's artists will be represented in acclaimed film director Jim Jarmusch’s latest tour de force, The Limits Of Control. The film’s soundtrack features music by Earth, sunn 0))) and Boris, all representatives of Southern Lord Recordings.

Responsible for such films as Down By Law, Dead Man, Ghost Dog, Broken Flowers and Coffee and Cigarettes, Jarmusch is notorious for tying music to his films, previously casting musicians such Tom Waits, RZA and more as characters. Jarmusch's films are scored to fit hand-in-glove with the transitions/conflicts within the plot, the songs acting as an actual “soundtrack” to help propel his unique, minimalist character-driven productions, as seen in previous Jarmusch works include Neil Young’s soundtrack for the movie Dead Man, or with the inclusion of doom-artists Sleep in the movie Broken Flowers.

Southern Lord is honored to house artists worthy of Jarmusch’s newest work, The Limits of Control. These acts are contemporary musical heavyweights in today’s doom, drone and ambient genres, and should act as an incredible soundtrack for this artistic drama.

Southern Lord artist songs used in Limits of Control:

Boris - " " aka Smile (from the Japanese version of Smile, on Disk Union Records)
Boris - "Feedbacker I & IV" (from Feedbacker, on Disk Union Records)
Boris -"Fuzzy Reactor" (from Rainbow, on Disk Union Records)
Boris -"Farewell" (From Pink, on Southern Lord)

Sunn 0)))/Boris - "N.L.T." (From Altar, on Southern Lord)
Sunn 0)))/Boris - "Blood Swamp" (From Altar, on Southern Lord)

Earth - Omens and Portents 1: The Driver (from The Bees Made Honey In The Lions' Skull, on Southern Lord)

About the movie, The Limits of Control

The new movie from filmmaker Jim Jarmusch (Broken Flowers, Down by Law, Dead Man) is set in the striking and varied landscapes of contemporary Spain. The location shoot there united the writer/director with acclaimed cinematographer Christopher Doyle (In the Mood for Love, Paranoid Park). Isaach De Bankole stars in the lead role for Mr. Jarmusch; this marks the duo's fourth collaboration over nearly two decades, following Night on Earth, Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai, and Coffee and Cigarettes. The film also features several other actors with whom Mr. Jarmusch has previously worked, including Alex Descas, John Hurt, Youki Kudoh, Bill Murray, and Tilda Swinton; and actors new to his films, including Hiam Abbass, Gael García Bernal, Paz De La Huerta, Jean-François Stevenín, and Luis Tosar. The Limits of Control is the story of a mysterious loner (played by Mr. De Bankole), a stranger, whose activities remain meticulously outside the law. He is in the process of completing a job, yet he trusts no one, and his objectives are not initially divulged. His journey, paradoxically both intently focused and dreamlike, takes him not only across Spain but also through his own consciousness.

The Limits of Control is out in theaters, June 3rd, 2009.

The Soundtrack will be available on Lakeshore Records.

(((03:Earsplit PR)))