metal

As I sit here trying to come up with something witty or appropriately grandiose to introduce this interview, a stray thought occurs to me. Does Godsmack even need an introduction? Maybe not. They are ubiquitous in all corners of alternative music, hard rock and heavy metal, their name synonymous with the past decade of mainstream metal history and success. I was privileged enough to recently have a conversation with singer/songwriter/frontman Sully Erna. Here's the results.

Yesterday the band Narrows posted a video for the track “Gypsy Kids” which comes of their new CD “New Distances”. Director Craig Murray has created one of the most brutal videos I’ve ever seen. I’m 100% sure this will never find it’s way on to MTV or any other TV channel for that matter in the US. There’s no storyline to it really, but there is a whole lot of mutilation, bare asscheeks and of course blood. I had nightmares last night.

Sometimes you have a slow day, and you just can't conjure up any material for the ole' blog. Then, there are days like this....as reported on Blabbermouth:

Guitarist Oz Fox of reactivated Christian hard rockers STRYPER will marry Annie Lobért, a 41-year-old former call girl who founded the international Christian ministry Hookers for Jesus, on June 5 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Thirty years ago, Ozzy Osbourne unceremoniously left Black Sabbath and was replaced by an upstart named Ronnie James Dio. Less than a year later, in 1980, Sabbath seemingly revived their career with “Heaven & Hell,” an album that promised a similar but different take on what fans had come to think of as Black Sabbath. Armed with Dio’s operatic, powerful voice, Tony Iommi refined his guitar playing, and for a time, Black Sabbath was back.