Wednesday, January 20, 2021

Beer Thirty with Connor McCray of Vis Mystica

Lately, all anybody wants to talk to me about is damned high school. I mean, it's nobody's fault but mine, but I'm going to complain about my embarrassment of riches!

Thankfully, there's a band hailing from somewhere in the far off reaches of Pennsylvania. Former home of my grandmother and current home of my favorite mascot, GRITTY!

Here's a couple of guys who love themselves some Star Wars, so they're writing music. Finally, Nerdcore Metal.

Hey, I see you Powerglove.

Check out some Star Wars inspired metal on BANDCAMP!

1. My personal favorite beer style is the might Double India Pale Ale. The best DIPA in the world is STLIPA by Urban Chestnut. Tell me about your favorite style


Honestly, my favorite style to this day is Belgian anything, but namely Abbey beers. They have a wonderful caramel and chocolate subtlety to them that is just absolutely fantastic!

Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Vinyloscopy with Alexander

There is nothing Alexander doesn't want us to know. Let's check back with them.

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?

--- Peter Gabriel – Passion (The Last Temptation of Christ).  No comparison, so much better!!!


2. I was laying in bed one night and couldn't sleep and I figured, it was time to start buying records. How did you come to the idea that it was time to start buying vinyl instead? 

Monday, January 18, 2021

Sophomore Jinx with NoSelf

NoSelf has taken some time for us again. Check out what life was like in High School for them.

1. There is nothing more awkward than sophomore year of high school. Tell me about your circle of friends.

A: I was incredibly fortunate we had a super tight-knit group of four of us. We actually are all still really close.

2. By this time in my life, I'd given up on all extracurriculars in my school. Tell me about how you spent your afternoons.

A: Trying to figure out how to sing/be in a band, Playing wcw vs nwo: revenge on N64, listening to music with friends.

3. During this time is when I finally discovered Pink Floyd. I had a copy of The Wall on cassette. It was a grey one. That album was my escape. Let's hear about your favorite album from back then. What format was it on?

Tuesday, January 12, 2021

Fresh Fries with Alexander

We're checking back in with Alexander. 

Today we're going to learn about what life is like for them in Moncton, New Brunswick. 

This might be the only artist where we talk about anybody from this province in Canada.

Check out some BANDCAMP action and read on!

1. Let's not pretend.  Fast food is delicious. What is your favorite fast food joint?

-- In Canada, I would say probably Mary Browns Chicken.  In the USA, it’s so tough to pick as the variety is foolish, but In & Out Burger is pretty classic. 

Monday, January 11, 2021

Sophomore Jinx with Alltar

Let's go out to Portland, Oregon. It's a great city, I presume, and they've got some kick ass music. 

Today, we're checking in with Alltar before their new album drops next month.

Wanna preview their brand of doom metal? Good.

Here's some BANDCAMP for ya if you've gotta get those preorders in.

1. There is nothing more awkward than sophomore year of high school. Tell me about your circle of friends.

Sophomore year of high school is a memory stretcher for me.  But what I do know it that I had one close friend who I spent all my time with.  We would do everything together. 

Friday, January 8, 2021

Vinyloscopy with Corners of Sanctuary

It's time for an introduction for some gritty fellows from the east coast city Philadelphia, PA...which is my one day home.

They're a modern heavy metal band that's stuck into the classic sound of the old school.

Even in this modern world, we're going to need some throwbacks.

I think my new friends might say that the Chief (Craig Berube) and Brayden Schenn might think so. Thank you guys for sending those awesome chaps our way here in St. Louis.

But check out their tunes HERE and let's hear about their records.

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?

Thursday, January 7, 2021

Sophomore Jinx with Junior Bruce

If you're into stoner metal on the style of High On Fire, Junior Bruce is a name you really need to know. 

They're totally metal and sludgy....all that fuzz.

You can get stuck into their tunes HERE.

1. There is nothing more awkward than sophomore year of high school. Tell me about your circle of friends.

Matty and Shawn were probably my best friends at the time. 

Shawn was and still is an amazing artist who would get kids lunch money for drawing Iron Maiden and Metallica logos on notebooks and folders.

Matty drove a firebird and wore snakeskin boots and a Death Angel shirt. He also had this badass jacket with tassels. We started a band together that year.

Wednesday, January 6, 2021

Cartoon Express with Nuclear Winter

In what I consider to be one of the absolute greatest bits of irony, a one man band by the name of Nuclear Winter released an EP in the vast hellscape of a dystopian nightmare that was 2020.

Check him out HERE.

 He's one of the founding members of the nascent Zimbabwean metal scene. Get his tunes and you totally pull out some ACTUALLY on some folks.

So we're talking about cartoons.

1. From a very early age, I gravitated towards anime. I never knew Speed Racer was anything other than just another cartoon. What is the first one you watched that really shaped your tastes for years to come?

Tuesday, January 5, 2021

Beer Thirty with Alexander

Remember our new friends in Alexander? Well now they're willing to give everybody the downlow on what kind of beers they're drinking.

Quick reminder, and I know it's hard to tell sometimes based on this silly blog, but Alexander are a musical act.

If you think they've got some good beer taste...

Check out some tunes HERE.

1. My personal favorite beer style is the might Double India Pale Ale. The best DIPA in the world is STLIPA by Urban Chestnut. Tell me about your favorite style.

Monday, January 4, 2021

Sophomore Jinx with Sinful Ways

It's a new year and a new Glacially Musical!

Nah, not even close. Here's the same ridiculous stuff I've been doing for years.

It's time to learn something about some folks hailing from Ottawa, Ontario. I'd make the suggestion that you check out their latest video. It's even right HERE!

1. There is nothing more awkward than the sophomore year of high school. Tell me about your circle of friends.

I’ve always kind of been a generally open person and back in high school it let me make friends with a bunch of different people - school from the sports teams to the computer science guys.

My main circle of friends was really diverse and was basically made from people dating each other…you could guess how that ended up.

Thursday, December 31, 2020

Wednesday, December 30, 2020

Vinyl Review: "I Want This To End" by The Erkonauts

Can we all take a moment to really consider what a shitshow 2020 has been? When something goes right, three other things go wrong.

Honk if you've had your Prius's catalytic converter stolen this year and take a shot if it's happened to you twice. I'm in the latter.

Honk if you've lost your job. Honk if you've lost a parent and just drink a bottle of whiskey if you've lost more than one. 

Light a candle for those who've lost more than two.

So, for the last review of the year, I'm lucky enough to get to do a vinyl review of this amazing band's latest record. You might recall my previous reviews of The Erkonauts...they're an odd sort of band that's a bit influenced by bands like Faith No More and Infectious Grooves.

Let's dive into side one.

Tuesday, December 29, 2020

Sophomore Jinx with Radiant Knife

There are so many times when I'll hear a band say that they can't determine what sort of music they are playing. 

More often than not though? 

It's a total BS thing because they don't want to try.

I've not heard Radiant Knife say that, but I'll tell you that I can't figure out what kind of music they are and all the times I've tried to describe it, I've totally failed.

The Lafayette, LA duo though, should be in all your earholes. Check it all out on BANDCAMP.

Naturally, because they're such a cool and unique band who've dropped a pair of albums during our pandemic, I asked them about High School.

1. There is nothing more awkward than sophomore year of high school. Tell me about your circle of friends. 

Monday, December 28, 2020

Classic Spins with NoSelf

It's time we heard from our friends in NoSelf on more time.

1. My favorite kind of album is the concept album. The Wall is my absolute favorite. Beyond the amazing songs, it has spectacular nostalgia for me. What's your favorite one and why?

A: As far as concept albums go my first thought was Atreyu’s The Curse.


 2. My very first album was Live Evil b Black Sabbath. Since then I've had a strong affinity for the live record, even if they're a bit fake. KISS set the bar with Alive!. Surely, it was fake, but it's got the best concert feel of any one.

Tell me about your favorite live record?

A: Metallica S&M hands down.  When that album first came out my friends I jammed that one a ton. 


3. There are a great number of records I've turned to for my moods. What do you listen to when you're angry? Sad? 

Premiere: "How The Gods Kill" (Danzing Cover) by Death On Fire Featuring Rob Wrong of The Skull

Let's talk about some Death on Fire!

Right now, it wouldn't be hard to believe for any of us to think the whole fucking world is on fire, so Death on Fire sounds about right today.

I'm pleased to give you the first listen to their new single. In case you were wondering, Danzig III: How The Gods Kill is my personal favorite of the original three Danzig records. (The rest of them don't count. @ me in the comments!)

It seems that the band feels in a pretty similar fashion, said Tim Kenefic of the track...

This song seemed very fitting after the year we have had. it was a lot of fun working on this and putting our slightly darker twist on it. We can't thank Rob enough for his willingness to rip a solo for us too.

Get over to Bandcamp for all your Death on Fire needs and listen to the new single below. You can get your own copy of the song on 12/31 when we kiss this fucking year goodbye with fire.