Friday, August 23, 2019

Review Round Up For 8/23/19

Hello and welcome to the new style. As always, Glacially Musical is an evolving thing that will continue to grow and change and contract over the years. If you didn't know, we are now on Year 7 of Glacially Musical.

So, standard reviews are now going to be posted roundup style like this. Hopefully, I'll be able to get to between 5 and 10 records per week. But we shall see when it's all said and done.....

Each album will get a paragraph or two, a grade, and links.

Thursday, August 22, 2019

Stream: "Animal Kingdom" by Djunah

Glacially Musical is about 98% pure metal, but sometimes it's nice to head out into other genres of music, especially those with a certain kind of heavy to them.

Enter noise rock duo: Djunah.

I'm not certain what Chicago did to them, but there's some serious scarring here. Check out their new single below.

If you like what you hear... you know.... BANDCAMP

Vinyl Review: "The Difference Engine" by Graham Reynolds

The Difference Engine
During my younger days, Babbage's was the store to go and check out new video games. After all, it was the 90's and specialty shops were only starting to spring up here in Middle America.

Then you couple that with my disdain of corporate shopping being a few years out and it was pre-rise of video games as more than just nerd culture, and we didn't have any local shops that we could look into.

So Babbage's it was.

In later  years, I even spent time doing some seasonal work at Babbage's in South County Center in order to help make ends meet when I was still in retail...and that 25% discount off of video games sure as hell didn't hurt.

Back then I was crazy into games.

You know what no one ever asked me, nor did I ask either, was who in the hell was this Babbage character? I mean, the store was clearly named after him. They certainly didn't work for Nintendo or Sega...or Sony.

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Video: "Spectral" by The Way of Purity

If you're looking to hear some new metal, The Way of Purity has a new video that they're just dying for you to hear.

If you're digging this track, make sure you watch THIS SPACE for preorder.

Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Concert Review: Master with Claustrofobia and Dusk 8/16/19

Paul Speckman of Master
It doesn't seem likely that my having a routine when it comes to concerts would make me unique. This one went as many of them do, especially when the intrepid Danny Nichols is in attendance. The big difference tonight was that I drove instead of him.

Danny, myself, and my daughter started our evening at Steve's Hot Dog's Tower Grove East. If you live in St. Louis and don't love this place, I'd ask you to kindly leave.

After dinner, it was time to drop off the kiddo and head down to Fubar. She's been to a few shows, but this didn't seem like the best idea for her first club show.

Upon arrival at Fubar, I did the first thing I needed to get done, I walked over and bought a Master T-shirt. Now, this would seem to be a breach of journalistic ethics, but I already like Master, so if they laid an egg, I'd say so and still proudly wear my new bad ass death metal t-shirt.

Monday, August 19, 2019

Tour Dates: Ghost:Hello Announce Tour


Stoner rock band Ghost:Hello are pleased to announce that they will embark on a short East US tour in September.

The band commented "We are super stoked to hit the road and to get to hang with everyone.  We’re looking forward to a tour full of the cheapest beers and amicable thumb wars!“

All dates will be in support of the band's upcoming album The Sound of Color In Space which will be released on September 20th.

Pre-order the album here:

Tour dates:

9/20 Album release & Tour Kick off party The Rialto Theatre - Akron, Ohio
9/21 Pauli’s Hotel - Albany, New York
9/22 The Flask - Portland, Maine
9/23 Midway Cafe -Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts 
9/24 Dusk - Providence, Rhode Island
9/25 The Depot - Baltimore, Maryland 
9/26 The Empty Glass, Charleston, West Virginia
9/27 Tarot Tattoo StonerDoom Tattoo extravaganza Volume II - Richmond Indiana 

Classic Spins with Scott Carlson of Ancient Altar

Ancient Altar
Do you remember that album I reviewed called Cosmic Purge/Foie Gras?

Well, if you go to Bandcamp, you can get that stuff on vinyl now!

So, let's find out what they're listening to besides themselves.

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?

To be honest, one of my favorite concept albums is a recent one, and it’s an album by good friends of the band.  It’s The Filth Element by Trapped Within Burning Machinery.  

Friday, August 16, 2019

Beam Me Up Scotty with Chris West Currently of Lost Orb

Chris West
Check out this BANDCAMP link. Chris West has a new project. From the mind that brought you Crawling for Carrion and Trippy Wicked...just wait till you hear this one.

Chris West is one of those guys who's a modern day heavy metal renaissance man because he's always undergoing some sort of reawakening and reinvention.

Check out  his latest crazy idea at that link, but...

In the meantime, phasers set to stun.

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

Yes it is. It has to be TNG and mostly for the crew. 

Thursday, August 15, 2019

Pizza Pie Do or Die with Blind Scryer

Blind Scryer
If you're ever in Kansas City and you wanna hear some good music...
Do you remember that particular bit of wit from the greatest movie about Heavy Metal of All Time?

Well, if you're in Louisville and not KC and you're looking for some stoner metal and not jazz, you might just wanna check out Blind Scryer.

They popped out an album this past March, check it on
BANDCAMP and in the mean time, let's talk pizza.
1. Pizza is the world's most perfect food. This is not up for debate. Please define pizza as based on your geographical location.
A lot of places in Louisville, new and old have/had a blend of styles going on. Generous dough base, large size (think New York style but not quite as large), red sauce, standard supreme toppings (but large pieces) piled high, covered in cheese.

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Tour Dates: TÝR: Folk Metal Collective To Kick Off North American Summer Tour With Demons & Wizards This Week

Faroe Islands-based folk metal collective TÝR will kick of their North American tour supporting power metal veterans Demons & Wizards this week. Set to commence on August 17th in Los Angeles California, the journey will wind its way through twelve cities and come to a close September 5th in New York City. 

Additional support will be provided by labelmates Lizzy Borden. See all confirmed dates below.
TÝR w/ Demons & Wizards, Lizzy Borden: 
8/17/2019 Wiltern - Los Angeles, CA
8/20/2019 Showbox SODO - Seattle, WA
8/21/2019 The Commodore - Vancouver, BC
8/22/2019 Roseland - Portland, OR
8/24/2019 Summit Theater - Denver, CO
8/26/2019 Gas Monkey Live - Dallas, TX
8/28/2019 Concord Music Hall - Chicago, IL
8/29/2019 Skyway Theater - Minneapolis, MN
8/31/2019 Danforth Music Hall - Toronto, ON
9/01/2019 Corona - Montreal, QC
9/04/2019 The Palladium - Worcester, MA
9/05/2019 Playstation Theater - New York, NY

Classic Spins with Autumn Doyle of Forever Autumn

Forever Autmn
It's been some time since we've checked in with acoustic doom metal act, Forever Autumn.

So, it's probably about that time again wouldn't you say?

Hit up the BANDCAMP to stream and buy the latest.

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? 

'The Wall' holds a special place for me too but my favourite concept album, and one that I return to agayne and agayne, is David Bowie's 'The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars'.

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

News: Allegaeon Announces Apoptosis Tour Part II

ALLEGAEON will kick off their Apoptosis Tour Pt. II US headlining tour this fall. Set to run from October 15th through November 5th, the trek features support from Inferi and Paladin.
Comments the band, "We're very excited to announce the second leg of headlining shows in support of our new album, Apoptosis

This will be the first extensive tour we have done since release and we couldn't be happier to be joined by our friends in Inferi and Paladin for the ride. Check out the dates below - we hope to see you all very soon!" 
ALLEGAEON w/ Inferi, Paladin:
10/15/2019 In The Venue - Salt Lake City, UT
10/17/2019 El Corazon - Seattle, WA
10/18/2019 Bossanova Ballroom - Portland, OR
10/19/2019 The Pin! - Spokane, WA
10/21/2019 Metro Opera House - Oakland, CA
10/22/2019 Hi Hat - Los Angeles, CA
10/23/2019 Club Red - Mesa, AZ
10/25/2019 89th Street Collective - Oklahoma City, OK
10/26/2019 Satellite Bar - Houston, TX
10/28/2019 The Haven - Orlando, FL

Friday, August 9, 2019

Gramma Vedetta release video for "Hang Up My Boots"


UK rockers GRAMMA VEDETTA have just released a video for their new track "Hang Up My Boots". The video was recorded live in the studio.

The band commented "We’d released singles, a full EP, a lyric video, and some live shows filmed with mobile phones from friends, but never a close up of the band sweating in a room full of amps — plus we wanted to put out a song that we’ve been playing live for over a year.  We decided to catch two birds with a stone.  Here it is: “Hang Up My Boots,” a heavy rock song about an aged musician ranting about being old and surrounded by young musicians that are just instagram posers."

Watch the video here:

Check out the band's critically acclaimed EP Proof of Concept here:

Beam Me Up Scotty with Dropout Media's Matt Bacon

Matt Bacon
Beam me up, Scotty. This planet sucks!

My mother wore a shirt emblazoned with the bastardization of the classic Star Trek: The Original Series phrase: Scotty, beam us up.

This was my personal introduction into the world of tomorrow: Star Trek. 

A Wagon Train To The Stars created by Gene Roddenberry handed off to Piller and Berman, and I don't know who's running the joint now.

Simon Pegg is doing some writing though, but maybe he's just a clerk. To the best of my knowledge, this was the first time we ever thought of something as not just a universe, but a multiverse.

Even in The Original Series, they were headed into parallel universes. Now there's even two damned timelines and I can't keep up.

Now, we're going to talk to Metal's handsomest boy, Matt Bacon. He's so many things that it's really hard to figure out exactly what he is and what he does.

But he can help you. Be sure to check out his podcast, Dumb & Dumbest, but only if you're either in a band who's trying to make it, or if you like witty word play.

Now...set phasers to awesome.

Thursday, August 8, 2019

News: John 5 Announces Invasion Second Leg

JOHN 5 and the Creatures have announced the second leg of the Invasion Tour 2019. The tour will kick off on October 30 in Michigan and wrap up just before Thanksgiving.
Jared James Nichols, who supported JOHN 5 on the first leg of the Invasion Tour earlier this year, has once again been tapped to open along with additional support from Reverend Jack.
"I'm excited to get back out on the road with The Creatures and play music from the new album," JOHN 5 says. "The response to the first leg of the Invasion Tour earlier this year was amazing and I can't wait to hit even more cities. Jared James Nichols was phenomenal last time around and we are happy to have him join us again."
Released last week, JOHN 5's highly-anticipated Invasion album has received rave reviews all around. Fans were able to get a taste of the album throughout the first half of the year via a series of videos released each month. 

JOHN 5 kicked off the year with the debut video clip from Invasion, the campy animated "Zoinks!", followed by three equally eccentric videos for "Midnight Mass," "I Am John 5" and "Crank It - Living with Ghosts."