In an interview Dope frontman Edsel Dope infamously once said that major labels pick up bands, throw them against the wall and see what sticks and that with the majors there is no second chance or opportunity to mature with the knowledge gained if you don’t make your targets. One band that suffered such fate
Boston Massachusetts at the Bayside Expo Center for “Smackfest” on 31st December 1999 is where we find Godsmack for this next bootleg. An unknown origin VHS tape transfer courtesy of Liberated Tape Archive sees the band hammer out a quartet of cuts including “Whatever” and “Bad Religion” from their debut self titled album in the
Between Nine Inch Nails 1989 debut album “Pretty Hate Machine” and 1994’s highly influential “The Downward Spiral” were a pair of EPs entitled “Broken” and “Fixed” which sowed the seeds that would become that sophomore record. The first of those, “Broken” saw something of a style shift from essentially darkwave gothic 80’s inspired synth pop
Filmed back in 1999 and featuring original drummer Tommy Stewart, here’s a full set from Godmack on their debut self titled album “Voodoo Tour” in Austin Texas. The show includes a cover of the White Zombie classic “Thunder Kiss ’65” along with “Whatever” and “Keep Away“. It comes courtesy of the Liberated Tape Archive who
Billed as an EP but featuring 7 tracks and therefore qualifying among streaming outlets as an album, Bristol Melodic Hardcore quartet We Struck Gold have let us have “To Conquer A Fear”, the first of a two part release. Whether that means it will eventually see vinyl with the second half remains to be seen
Including “I Stand Alone”, “Awake” and “Whatever”, here’s a full Pro-Shot set from Godsmack at The Adrenaline Stadium in Moscow Russia on 1st June! Let’s hope their next album is a return to their older style having strayed from the path on their latest effort “When Legends Rise”.
The organizers of Download Festival have announced 43 additions to this year’s incarnation with some interesting choices. Heart of a Coward will hopefully have their new album completed in the for the festival, while Brighton Progressive Instrumental trio Toska‘s rise is nothing short of incredible! Whether their inclusion also means that Frog Leap will appear
Episode #3 of Listmania Season and it’s time to run down 5 really disappointing albums that were released in 2018. We’re not ones for negativity so this list is of albums which… we had pencilled in for a review and upon several listens we were like… “Meh. This is not good. We’ll pass. Next!” 1.
Having postponed their European tour due to the unexpected death of Guitarist Tony Rombola, Massachusetts Metallers Godsmack have announced the rescheduled dates for the tail end of February with Like As Storm as direct support. Here are the trio of UK dates which are now in reverse order; 27/02 London, O2 Forum 28/02 Manchester, O2
Kerrang! Magazine have released their “15 Most Metal Songs on Soundtracks ever!” list earlier today and while there are very few exclusives on the list, it does make for an interesting read. No space for “I Stand Alone” by Godmack from The Scorpion King or even “On My God” by Guns n’ Roses from Arnold