Articles Archive for October 2009

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October 28th, 2009 | Comments Off on Slayer World Painted Blood Contest Entry | Category: Announcements
Slayer <i>World Painted Blood</i> Contest Entry

In honor of the release of Slayer‘s new record, World Painted Blood, I interpolated the old Sherwin-Williams “Cover the Earth” logo. I was always reminded of this design by the title “World Painted Blood,” so here it is:

I entered the design into their World Painted Blood photo contest. You can see it on the Slayer site here.
Slayer’s World Painted Blood comes out on November 3rd.

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October 25th, 2009 | Comments Off on Albert Mudrian: Precious Metal | Category: Interviews
Albert Mudrian: Precious Metal

I’ve often quoted my friend and fellow writer Adem Tepedelen as saying that “heavy metal isn’t dead, it’s just wounded and pissed off.” If there’s anyone who would agree and who has set out to prove that adage, it’s Albert Mudrian.

His first book, Choosing Death: The Improbably History of Death Metal and Grindcore (Feral House, 2004), traces the, well, improbable roots and history of two of the most extreme and enduring subgenres of metal, from the teenagers who started Napalm Death and Godflesh to the teenagers who buy In Flames …

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October 16th, 2009 | One Comment | Category: Announcements
<i>LINT: The Movie</i> Teaser

Steve Aylett sent over this teaser trailer of the forthcoming documentary regarding the life and work of largely forgotten science fiction author Jeff Lint. Up until now, Aylett has been Lint’s only champion, but this clip shows Alan Moore and several others coming to his aid. Check it out [runtime: 2:23]:

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October 09th, 2009 | Comments Off on HEX Records on Follow for Now | Category: Announcements
HEX Records on <i>Follow for Now</i>

My tireless publicist, Jessie Duquette, found another review of Follow for Now today. It’s on HEX Records’ website, and it goes like this:
“Follow for now, power to the people say, make a miracle. D pump the lyrical. Black is back, all in, we’re gonna win, check it out. Yeah y’all c’mon, here we go again!” Instantly those old Public Enemy lyrics came to mind upon seeing the title of this book. And to my great pleasure I discovered that this book was named after those very same words. That’s a …

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October 07th, 2009 | 2 Comments | Category: Essays, Videos
Dossier: Brian Reitzell

So, I was watching the Kevin Spacey movie Shrink (2009) yesterday, and I couldn’t help but notice that the score sounded very similar to the one for Friday Night Lights (2004) that Explosions in the Sky did. I opened up my laptop and found out that the movie Shrink was scored by Brian Reitzell… type, type, type… enhance… type, type, type… who produced the Friday Night Lights soundtrack… and used to play drums for Redd Kross. He is also credited with coaxing Kevin Shields out of hiding to do work …