HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!! – UPDATED FOR MARTIN TULLY

     ENJOY IT MY GHOULISH ONES!!!

AND FOR MY GOOD FRIEND MARTIN TULLY:

GET ANOTHER 10 BANDS IN YOUR EARS!!

1. DEATH ALLEY MOTOR CULT

 

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Death-Alley-Motor-Cult/276917487784

http://www.deathalleymotorcult.com

Death Alley Motor Cult brings metal back to where it belongs, to the forefront of radio. Start with a dose of blistering guitar work, a thunderous rhythm section, growling vocals and you have an idea what Death Alley Motor Cult is all about. Check out “American Nightmare”:

 

2. THE ELECTRIC BOA

http://www.facebook.com/TheElectricBoaOfficial

http://www.electricboa.com

In a flash of bright, colorful, iridescent light The Electric Boa don’t just remind you of all things rock, they ARE all things rock – now, yesterday and tomorrow.  Here is “Horse” live:

 

3. GHOST

 

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Ghost-the-band/145511608861548

http://ghost-official.com/

I have loved this band since I found them. In the process of spreading the word I have bought several of their CDs and passed them along to friends. Here is my favorite track:

 

4. RIVAL SONS

 

http://www.facebook.com/rivalsons

http://www.rivalsons.com/

a couple of years ago a friend told me about this band. I have liked them ever since. Blues based straight up Rock N’ Roll have kept this band in my ears.  They made a breakthrough with the 2011 release of “Pressure & Time”. They have just released “Head Down” on  09/17/12 I recommend you grab it. Here is their new video for “Keep On Swinging”:

5. THE GATES OF SLUMBER

 

http://www.facebook.com/thegatesofslumber

http://www.slumberingsouls.com

This is another band recommended to me by a friend. They are new to me but a definite like. Heavy DOOM and hard charging music makes this band a worthwhile listen. Check out “Coven of Cain” and let me know what you think!:

6. ABIOTIC

http://www.facebook.com/Abioticfl

from their bio: Abiotic is an American progressive, technical death metal band from Miami, Florida that has recently signed to Metal Blade Records. The five-piece group consists of vocalist Ray Jimenez, bassist Alex Vazquez, drummer Andres Hurtado and guitarists Matt Mendez and Johnathan Matos. The band has released two singles and a seven song studio EP entitled ‘A Universal Plague’. “Vermosapien”, the second track on the EP, has recently been featured on the quintet’s first music video, directed by Dan Drescher.Abiotic is agressive, melodic, technical and musical, to say the least. They’ve been compared to bands like The Faceless and Veil of Maya. Mixing technical riffs, brutal break downs, and solos that will leave you breathless, makes this five-piece assault an act that fans won’t ever want to miss. Here is “Vermosapien”:

7. MURDER FM

 

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Murder-FM-Official/339855065055

http://www.MURDERFMmusic.com

I got to see these guys a few weeks ago. Great band, very tight, awesome stage performance and great guys to talk to. I see great hings with this young band. They out on the road and earning their stripes! Here is their new video for “tWIST3D l0V3 sTORY”  : 

8. BLACK SPIDERS

http://www.facebook.com/theblackspiders

http://www.theblackspiders.com

So I just love this band period! Getting out, getting done with pure Rock N’ Roll music. Bringing the fun back into Rock but at the same time ready to kick your ass at the drop of hat. Thanks guys! Here’s “KISS Tried To Kill Me” :

9. BLACKBERRY SMOKE

 

http://www.facebook.com/BlackberrySmoke

http://blackberrysmoke.com/

I have a deep seated love for southern rock. I grew up listening to old school country and hippie rock. Southern Rock was a natural progression for me. I found Blackberry Smoke recently and new immediately I would like them. With bands like them Southern Rock and its legacy will stay true. Here is “Ain’t Much Left Of Me” :

10. BLACK WATER RISING

 

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Black-Water-Rising/14816181590

http://www.blackwaterrising.com

I heard this band on satellite radio one day and had to know more. What I found is a band whose attitude is “What you see is what you get”. No frills, groove laden Rock N’ Roll. This band sees regular play in my rotation. Here’s the KILLER track “Brother Go On”:

The new wave of metal compared to classic metal!

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My friend A.J. Greene was wondering my thoughts on the new wave of metal bands compared to classic metal bands. I thought that I would give it a shot. I have noticed that there are several new bands who have hearkened back to the stripped down sound of their metal forefathers. No keyboards, no processors, no electronic drums, just raw an unabashed power. Several bands come to mind so let’s do this:

WHITE WIZZARD

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White Wizzard was formed in Los Angeles in the summer of 2007. Bringing back melodic guitar riffs combined with aggressive drumming and wailing or singing vocals, White Wizzard gives hope to metal fans. Like ’em on Facebook : http://www.facebook.com/WhiteWizzard Check out this video for “Over The Top” : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FfnIBnz2_zw This band to me pays homage to:

IRON MAIDEN

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http://www.ironmaiden.com/

Iron Maiden has remained one of my favorite bands since the first time I heard them. This band has continued to impress and amaze me. I remember the controversy of “The Number of the Beast” and how we were evil for listening to them. Thank you Iron Maiden, I listened to them for years and I think I turned out ok. Facebook :http://www.facebook.com/ironmaiden  Let’s listen to “The Trooper” :

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4uq6Ax-zzkQ

CROWNED BY FIRE

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http://crownedbyfire.com/

Crowned By Fire hit my radar earlier this year. Their sheer brutality and stark lyrics quickly burned themselves into my brain. A SOLID first release coupled with great imagery and talented musical and songwriting skills will carry this band for many years. Here’s their Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/CrownedByFire?ref=ts Catch the video for “Witch In The Window” here:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a94gS48VCKQ&feature=related I definitely feel this band was heavily influenced by:

MOTORHEAD

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http://www.imotorhead.com/

Dirty, nasty, and LOUD!  These things any many more have been said about Motorhead. And they are all true. Lemmy has become an icon in the world of metal. Motorhead still remains a shaping factor in the world of metal. I recently caught them on the GiganTour and WOW! Lemmy was ill and still manged to kick our asses. Motorhead…Hell Yes!  Let’s check out one of their newer tracks “Get Back In Line” : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O02Gnzn5JDY

GHOST

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http://ghost-official.com/

This band is a mystery. They keep their identities hidden in mystery, and let their shows and music speak for them. Dark lyrics and subject matter will keep this band in spotlight for years to come. I have told several of my associates  about this band and they have all fell in love with them. The drummer for Scattered Hamlet, Jake Delling Le Bas told me they changed his life. Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Ghost-the-band/145511608861548 Check out this live performance of “Ritual” : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pQHeRlFAAGs&feature=related The dark evil imagery of this band reminds me of:

BLACK SABBATH

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http://www.blacksabbath.com/

Black Sabbath two words that are synonymous with metal. From the first notes I ever heard from them I was a fan. Throughout the changes over the years I have remained true. This band has influenced so many wonderful bands and will continue to do so. Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/BlackSabbath “Sabbath Bloody Sabbath” is a song that to this day kick my ass:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qkYCAnDmb2g

There you have it. Three newer bands and their classic counterparts. Please feel free to comment and share your thoughts and ideas on this subject. I can think of many more myself but I am truly interested in your opinions. (Thanks again A.J. good suggestion!)

the Hellion