Wednesday, June 28, 2017

LP Review: "Hard Chargin'" by Dreadnaught

Hard Chargin'
One of the folks in my life is presently engaged in a battle of wills to the death.

It's easy to feel bad for them because they're in a brand new situation. One that many of us have been accustomed to for years, if not decades.

The thing about it is...it's easy to get discouraged. It's being made harder than it should be. Fighting back is the best way of going about it.

My suggestion is a series of passive aggressive shots over the course of months and years to send a tiny little message.

Never shy away from a challenge. Let's shout cliches from the rooftops! Defying convention is the mother of invention! (Wait...is a cliche?)

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Stream: "Unicorns on Sticks" by Neurococcyx

There are just times in this world when you need something totally crazy from France.

Well, avant-garde, French instrumentalists Neurococcyx has it for you.

Check it out here and ask them comment allez vous on Facebook.

Video: "Soul and Chemicals" by Siamese

Siamese has just released a video off of their latest album, Shameless. This is certainly a different sort of music that what's normally shared and reviewed here on Glacially Musical.

However, it's quite hard for me to walk way from hard rock with violins.

Shameless is out on Artery Recordings in the USA and Avalon Records in Japan.

Get the album here and thump them back on Facebook.

Monday, June 26, 2017

Stream: "Leaving Is Easy" by A Valley Son

Before we get to the single, let me just say.

This is the 1,000th post on Glacially Musical. We started this site in August of 2012 and here we are, 999 posts later: Interviews, Albums, Vinyl, Concerts, Streams, and Videos.

Thank you very much for your continued readership and please Like us on Facebook. It means the world to me that others are reading what we think about music.

Today we're streaming the lead single from A Valley Son's upcoming record, But The World Moves, due September 8th.

LP Review: Laser Flames On The Great Big News's Self Titled

Laser Flames On The Great Big News
One of the things a band can do in order to improve their durability is adding more than one vocalist.

Granted if you're Led Zeppelin, don't bother Robert Plant has that all sewn up. Other bands....like Kiss though.... their music isn't as intricate as that of say a Led Zeppelin or Metallica.

So, by starting off with three vocalists and then adding another, it kept their sound fresh and interesting.

Kiss stole borrowed that idea from The Beatles. At the time they started, it was a similar thing. The music wasn't much more than three chord rock.

In the end, there have been eight different people to sing on Kiss tunes. Only Mark St. John and Vinnie Vincent have not sung on a Kiss song. Crazy.

What if though, a band had two vocalists and didn't need them in order to freshen up each song?

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Vinyl Review: "The Battery Line" by Quin Galavis

The Battery Line
Let's say a few  nice words about mile stones if you don't mind my going off on a small tangent before we get into the meat of this review.

It doesn't seem all that long ago when a band first had two album reviews here, but that was nearly five years ago.

Today, Quin Galavis becomes the first artist to get the vinyl treatment for a second time. (Confidentially, there's another one in the kitty though.)

Glacially Musical is rapidly closing in on our 1000th post. In fact, this is post number 997. In my life, there's been a lot of t hings I've done, but this one is certainly among the longest, most successful, and very satisfying. You may have noticed that for the past two weeks I was a bit off the grid, just because, a break from this behemoth was required. As a small site that we do on the side, it's hard to keep up all of the content.

Thank you for enjoying the ride with us.

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Stream: "My Name Is Murder" by Brendon Small

Like many of us in the metal community, Metalocalypse was a big deal to me. It took awhile before learning that there were actual musicians involved in the project. Seriously, how could anybody be able to write, voice, and music up that show?

Brendon Small, though he be barred from anything Dethklok, is still making music. His new project is called Brendon Small's Galaktikon.

Preorder it on Amazon on vinyl here or CD/Digital.

Friday, June 23, 2017

Stream: "Will O Wisp" by Nekrocraft

There are times when it takes more than a simple I-III-IV Chord Progression to get us through the day.

Nekrokraft is bringing some truly painful death metal spliced with a little bit of black metal. See if you can pull on the threads.

Hail them on Facebook.

LP Review: "Amen Breaks" by Quiet Hollers

Amen Breaks
As far as I'm concerned, my love the Quiet Hollers has never been remotely a secret.

Their eponymous album is still one of the biggest bright spots of 2015 and it's subsequent vinyl pressing (complete with black splatter on clear coloring) was also a bright spot of 2016.

Our friends from Kentucky stopped in at the Heavy Anchor in December of 2015, and we were able to celebrate our sixth wedding anniversary while they played some amazing songs.

The only dark cloud was that their vinyl had been pushed back so I wasn't able to go home with it that evening. The full house they had though warmed the cockles of my heart. It's awesome to see a band succeeding in this day and age.

In this modern age, there are far too many instances of a band, though of quality, being chewed up and spat out because they weren't able to make a financial go of it.

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Stream: "Dementophøbia" by

Check out Dementophøbia from our good friends, NØMADS.

They're currently six months into a year long project where they'll be releasing a single each month. By the time it's released, hopefully on glorious vinyl but  not on red like Free My Animal, you'll have had all the tracks at your finger tips.

Every song of theirs will be available to go straight into your earholes and worm their way into your brains.

Oh yeah, say what's up on Facebook.

Before you click on this rocking new song, they're selling the vinyl edition of their debut record on the cheap.

Make sure you pick on up. They're limited to only 225. If you snooze, you lose, but I have my copy and I'll be rocking it for years.

Interview: Wo Fat

Wo Fat
At the Glacially Musical 70's Preservation Society Headquarters, Closet L-3, we conducted an interview with Wo Fat, a band who's unabashedly mired in the decade that gave us Led Zeppelin, Kiss, and Hooker'n'Heat.

They were quite willing to listen to my rambling questions.

If you've been waiting to hear what a band thinks of my sludge/vintage rock/metal thoughts, consider your wait to have ended.

Glacially Musical: Thank you for taking some time for me today.

Wo-Fat: Thank you for talking to us and for supporting the scene.

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Video: "Singularity 45" by Shadowflag

Cheltenham, England's Shadowflag has just put out a new video.

Much like their poetic black metal's lyrics, this clip features all sorts of cheerful happenings that coincide with just how wonderful the world is chugging along right now.

Enjoy and Facebook stalk them a bit.

CD Review: "Potboiler" by Future Hate

Potboiler
Let's start at the beginning.

Do you know what I love about Punk Rock/Hardcore/etc and all that jazz?

Frankly, not a whole helluvalot. Punk and Country are kind of similar to me in that, whereas I used to dismiss it all out of hand, there are now exceptions.

Punk Rock to me all goes back to the first time I heard the Sex Pistols. At the time, my metal ONLY phase was going full strength and the idea that a band who didn't have significant prowess on the instruments...

Well that was simply verboten. Why in the world should we listen to this crap? To this day though, Nevermind the Bollocks is still unlistenable to me.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Concert Review: Metallica at Busch Stadium in St. Louis June 4, 2017 -Words and Photos by Danny Nichols

In August 1986, when I was nine years old,  my family took a summer trip to Fox Springs Resort in central Missouri.  While there I made friends with an older kid named Doug Shirley who had brought some cassettes with him which were considerably different than the Olivia Newton John and Barry Manilow my mother had subjected me too.   Principal among this stack was Metallica’s “Master of Puppets”.    Before the opening track "Battery" had finished a paradigm shift in my musical interest occurred which would severely impact the rest of my life. 

Monday, June 19, 2017

LP Review: "Through The Ages of Sleep" by Siberian

Through The Ages of Sleep
It's time to let you into my life once again. At the time of this writing, my Chinese food has tarried so.

This brings up two very serious questions as this post moves forward:

1) Will this post be finished before my lunch arrives?

2) Will my low blood sugar affect my ability to write this post?

As this blogger is a mild sufferer of hypoglycemia, there are times when my personal chemistry can be off and really mahoober up everything I'm doing.

UPDATE! My food has arrived. Even though I'm listening to this album for the third time, there really are only sporadic inferences and ideas running through my dome. Allow me to eat my lunch and get back to you afterwards.