Wednesday, June 3, 2020

Pink Floyd Deep Dive #5: I'm Going To Start My Own Theme Park With Hookers and Blackjack

It's been some time since catching back in on this project, but it's about time to get back into it. With the LPs lined was a bit difficult to determine how to proceed.

In the end, there will be three more posts about this band. This post is just about the Roger Waters Solo catalog.

All in all, he's released four solo records, not counting the three-ish solo records with Pink Floyd.

After these, I'm going to do two more posts featuring only live records and they'll be in a shoot out style.


Now it's time to crane our collective necks to the redoubtable Mr. Waters's first solo excursion: The Pros and Cons of Hitch Hiking.

Monday, June 1, 2020

Pandemic Dispatches with Antonio from Places Around the Sun

I find the world I am living in to be terrifying. So, that's why these pandemic dispatches exist. It's worth learning how artists are dealing with this.

Today we look to Portugal and I will send you to BANDCAMP.

1. How are things going where you are? The laws and such.

Things here in Portugal are getting gradually better. The number of confirmed cases everyday is lower and all, but we’re still in a lighter form of lockdown, few businesses opened up, some schools are open and everyone is taking really shy steps outside.

I feel like our government is testing the ground, I understand that we have to get back on track so the economy doesn’t take a harsher hit than it already has taken, and I hate to feel pessimistic, but something in me tells me it might be a little too early to go out like it’s all over, like some people do. But lets see how things evolve!

5 Min Origin Stories with AK of Special Ops

Once again we are talking to the Montreal Metal Horde of Darkness but still a bit light, Special Ops.

You should be jumping all over their latest SINGLE HERE.

While you're streaming that glorious gold, let's find out more about how they got started.

1. Is there an event you can point to you that made you say, wow, that's the instrument I want to play? Not like guitar or drums, but the reason why you play the model you do?

Yes there definitely is, and I have to thank Ebay for it, yes you can laugh. I was the only guitar player in the band at the time, and we needed to heavy things up, but dropping to lower keys meant losing the higher spectrum of things, so I decided to try a 7 string. 

Friday, May 29, 2020

Roots: "Glacial Gods" by Twin Wizard

Let's call a thing what it is, there was no way in the world that I would be able to resist writing about this album more.

Seriously, it's called Glacial Gods. It's kismet, karma, fate, or some other such thing.

On top of that, it's the kind of doom metal that makes my spine tingle and my knees shake. Out of the ashes of what could've been one of the most amazing doom bands of all time, Telekinetic Yet, comes my new friends Twin Wizard, and honestly, this is a lot like James Leg going solo.

We lost the Black Diamond Heavies, but four Leg records later, I'm still getting that music. As long as there's a tangent to that band, I think I'll be good.

There are few copies left. HURRY!

Classic Spins with Held In Secret's Mathieu Mazerolle

Say what you want about our polite neighbors to the north, but they're good folks. 

My favorite thing is how the rest of Canada is so willing to adopt French speech, and not just any French, but Quebecois French in order to uphold the dual languages of their home and native land.

Like when you get anything anywhere, and I mean anywhere in Canada, it's printed in English and French. PQ. But, let's not go too deep into their personal divides when we here in the USA have ever so many as well.

But let's talk to Matthieu from Held In Secret about inspiring albums. Check out their VIDEO whilst reading.

Thursday, May 28, 2020

Pandemic Dispatches from Chris of Dividing The Element

It's been a minute, but Dividing The Element, the Zimbabwean Death Metal Occultist Elite Gang of Amorphous Bags of Mostly Water Legion, dropped a record. 

Check it out on BANDCAMP while you're finding out about how they're dealing with the Pandemic like the rest of us.

1. How are things going where you are? The laws and such.

In terms of the laws enforced for the pandemic, based on what I've seen on the news, I would say it's not much different here to the rest of the world. 

Single: "Pure"by Secret Shame

Asheville’s dark post-punk standouts Secret Shame didn’t waste any time following the vinyl release of their acclaimed album Dark Syntheticsannouncing a new 7” shortly after (Bandcamp pre-order). 
Their dreamy first single “Dissolve” that came out last month has easily been their most acclaimed to date, and now its B-side “Pure” is coming out on the 28th. “Pure” might show Secret Shame slowing down and entering more melodic territory, but the song remains grim, focusing on the frantic delirium of toxic relationships. 

Through the chiming melodies and relaxing rhythms, there’s a blind calmness as indecisive lyrics battle with mental health. “Pure” is a fever dream. Diving into themes of paranoid delusions, graphic imagery, and beauty, Secret Shame explores trauma and overcomes it, all the stronger. 

Vinyloscopy with Adam "Wally" Wollach of Fermentor

You know what's awesome?

Duos, even if as Bender Bending Rodriguez was so wont to point out, they get a little shorthanded, but that's what makes the duos who get it down with only four hands the best.

In the mean time, let's talk to San Diego, CA's Fermentor.

They're an instrumental thunderhouse who are preparing to drop a new record this summer. Here, you can preview it on BANDCAMP.

1. Listening to Black Sabbath's eponymous debut the night I got it blew me away. What's the album that sounds the best on vinyl compared to digital sources?

Lucid Interval by Cephalic Carnage slaps just right on vinyl. The opening 60 seconds will change your life.

Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Pandemic Dispatches with Atavistia's Mattias

Today we're checking in with Vancouver, BC's Atavastia. It should be mentioned that British Columbia is presently rocking a Corona Virus curve like that of South Korea.

We should all be so lucky and in time hopefully we all will, but whilst you're reading this interview, won't you stream some metal via BANDCAMP?

1. How are things going where you are? The laws and such.

Things are beginning to open back up but there is still an uneasy feeling in the air..

2. How long have you been sheltering in place at this time?

5 Min Origin Stories with Monolith's Andy

OK, here me out. Today, I'm talking to Andy Viviers of the avant garde South African death metal set, Monolith.

This is probably the first band from South Africa being covered on these pages, but not the first Africans of course.

So, let's find out what makes Andy tick a bit shall we?

Check out the new record on BANDCAMP.

1. Is there an event you can point to you that made you say, wow, that's the instrument I want to play? Not like guitar or drums, but the reason why you play the model you do?

Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Pandemic Dispatches with Yanomamo

Let's be honest here. We're living through the kind of sickness that's causing all sorts of distress in the world. The toll being taken by this disease is significant.

I won't go into what I've lost and all that sort of stuff, but this needs to be said.

The vast majority of the bands I cover, for lack of a better term are dad rock. They're the folks that don't do this full time and have to hustle their asses off.

In the past 3 months, news, tours, album pressings, etc have all slowed down to a halt. So, in my eternal foolishness, it seemed like a logical idea to look back at the bands and see how they're dealing in with all of this.

Today, we hear from Yanomamo. Check out their BANDCAMP.

1. How are things going where you are? The laws and such. 

Video Premiere: "The Stitch Upon Death's Heel" by AntiMozdeBeast

AntiMozdeBeast was kind enough to join me on one of the very first Glacially Musical Wednesday Night Lives On Instagram. (8pm EST) 

I'm thrilled to now premiere his newest video.

Having already drawn coverage from Metal Insider, Next Mosh, Pete's Rock Review, Brutally Delicious, the mastermind behind AntiMozdeBeast is Gabriel Palacio of Miami Florida.

He creates all of the music and lyrics, plays all of the instruments and provides vocals for the project.

The Red River will be Gabriel's third release in 2020, and fourth since the start of 2019:The Crossroads EP, The Political Beat, and The Beast of War And the Antichrist in January of 2020.

Says the man himself...

“The Stitch Upon Death’s Heel was inspired by a “hallucinatory” experience I had a few years ago. I would consider the track to be a confession of occurrence with the supernatural and how the insight into the unseen world had awakened a deep desire and understanding of life.”

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Beam Me Up Scotty with Joseph Palmer of Into Pandemonium

Let's begin with the honesty. 

I just discovered that this interview was sitting in my inbox. It's time to do some cleaning in there as I'm pushing 3,000 unread emails which is frankly panic attack inducing.

So, here's this interview from a couple months back and I'm not going to rob you of any quality Star Trek or metal content.

Especially since my wife and I are currently rewatching Star Trek The Next Generation.

Don't pass up Darkest Rise on BANDCAMP.

1. Star Trek is the world's most perfect universe. In what show (era) would you be the happiest? Why's that?

Tuesday, May 19, 2020

Roots: "Dark Synthetic" by Secret Shame

In the olden days, I'd say welcome back to the show that never ends, and that's precisely what I feel like Glacially Musical has become. I mean, look at this. I'm writing a throwback column now.

Just like every single metal fan in the world, it's not the only music that I listen to. I even listen to punk rock, on occassion, if the musicians are good enough.

Today, I'm looking at the latest release by Secret Shame. They did an AMAZING Tour Tales, should you be interested.

Hopefully they were able to complete some of that tour.

As for their record. I've listened to it at least four times since it arrived on my doorstep. I really wish I could tell you precisely what's going on here and how it makes me feel.

Well, I can tell you how it makes me feel. Once the needle returns to its holster, I just want to listen to this to this album again

It keeps dragging me back in. Dark Synthetics is a challenge. Can you understand what we're trying to tell you?

Not today, but soon, I hope.

5 Min Origin Stories with Victoria K

You'll never be able to tell me that we have enough kinds of metal in this world. Victoria K bring us the fantastic Symphonic Metal.

What's really hard to believe is that there was a time when metal and the symphony where wholly disconnected.

Randy Rhoads changed all of that by melding the classical guitar with the metal and the world is better off for it.

Check them out. They're on the up and up.

In the mean time, let's find out what makes Victoria K what she is.

1. Is there an event you can point to you that made you say, wow, that's the instrument I want to play? Not like guitar or drums, but the reason why you play the model you do?