Black metal with an avant-garde twist

oranssipazuzu

I’ve missed writing about music. Who knew it would be a ‘black metal’ band that would inspire me to put more effort into getting this site back up and running? I know very little about this genre and, frankly, most of the stuff that I’ve heard scares the crap out of me but I’ve been listening to “Vino Verso” from Oranssi Pazuzus new album ‘Valonielu’ non-stop since getting a link to it in an email earlier today.

There’s not a Soundcloud embed link for the track so you’ll have to click the link below to check the song out.

https://soundcloud.com/earsplit/oranssi-pazuzu-vino-verso

‘Valonielu’ will be in stores in the U.S. on October 15, just in time to scare the kiddies who will knock on your door asking for Halloween candy!

Bad Company & Lynyrd Skynyrd announce co-headlining tour

 

Both bands are celebrating a 40th anniversary – for Lynyrd Skynyrd it’s the anniversary of their debut album, for Bad Company it’s the anniversary of their formation.

With that many years of music under their collective belts, the hits will be flowing on this 12-date summer tour. Blackstone Cherry opens all dates except for July 27.

 

 

Thu Jun 20 – Auburn, WA – White River Amphitheater
Fri Jun 21 – Ridgefield, WA Sleep Country Amphitheater
Sun Jun 23 – Mountain View, CA –  Shoreline Amphitheater
Thu Jul 11 – Houston, TX  – Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
Sat Jul 13  – Charlotte, NC – Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
Sun Jul 14 – Bristow, VA – Jiffy Lube Live
Wed Jul 17  – Camden, NJ  – Susquehanna Bank Center
Fri Jul 19  – Burgettstown, PA – First Niagara Pavilion
Sat Jul 20  – Noblesville, IN – Kilpsch Music Center
Tue Jul 23 – Clarkston, MI – DTE Energy Music Theater
Wed Jul 24 – Cincinnati, OH – Riverbend Music Center
Fri Jul 26  – Gilford, NH  – Meadowbrook (Not a Live Nation date)
Sat Jul 27  – *Bethel, NY  – Bethel Woods Center for the Arts

Song of the week: Drew Holcomb and The Neighbors – “Tennessee”

Right in my wheelhouse! While waiting for the new Son Volt CD to come out (the wait ends on Tuesday!), I’ve been biding my time with Drew Holcomb and The Neighbor’s ‘Good Light’. Holcomb and band haven’t really broken any new territory – they’ve just done a great job of nailing a very familiar alt-country sound.

There are a number of tracks on ‘Good Light’ that could have ended up as a “song of the week” but this one captures everything I love about this genre of music – twangy guitars, female backing vocals, and lyrical content about growing up in the south.

Listen: “Tennessee”