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An Extremely Long Conversation About Extreme Metal With Albert Mudrain

Posted in Features, Interviews, What You Readin' For? with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on 01/02/2010 by kurtorzeck

There is horror cinema. And then there is splatter cinema.

There is drug use. And then there is drug addiction.

There is heavy metal. And then there is extreme metal. Continue reading

Best Albums Of The 2000s

Posted in Lists with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on 12/31/2009 by kurtorzeck

1. Queens of the Stone AgeSongs for the Deaf (Interscope)
2. IsisOceanic (Ipecac)
• Bad Penny interview: “Isis’ Aaron Turner In ’02: Oceanic Is ‘The Best Material We’ve Ever Written’
• Bad Penny essay: “Isis’ Oceanic: Mystery Revealed?
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Mastodon’s Brent Hinds And Actor J.C. Quinn: Doppelgängers

Posted in Doppelgängers, Features with tags , on 12/30/2009 by kurtorzeck

If the name “J.C. Quinn” actually rings a bell, then you’ve probably seen “Turner and Hooch” way too many times. Which is to say, even once. The poor dude – he died in a car crash in 2004 – also appeared in “The Abyss” (pictured to the right), “The Prophecy” and “Barfly.” Plus he was slated to appear in the subsequently scrapped TV pilot “How I Met the Mother of Mastodon’s Brent Hinds.”

More Doppelgängers:

Axl Rose and GW Bush
Brad Penny and Barney Gumble

Best Albums Of 2009

Posted in Lists with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on 12/30/2009 by kurtorzeck

1. MastodonCrack the Skye (Warner Bros.)
• “Doppelgängers: Mastodon’s Brent Hinds and Actor J.C. Quinn
2. DethklokDethalbum II (Williams Street)
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Best Albums Of 2006

Posted in Lists with tags , , , , , , , , , on 12/30/2009 by kurtorzeck

1. Silversun PickupsCarnavas (Dangerbird)
2. MastodonBlood Mountain (Warner Bros.) Continue reading

Best Albums Of 2003

Posted in Lists with tags , , , , , , , , , on 12/30/2009 by kurtorzeck

1. The Mars VoltaDe-Loused in the Comatorium(Universal): A perfect hour’s worth of death-defying, acrobatic saga rock by the most ambitious rookie squad in years.
2. Electric Six – Fire (Beggars XL): Novelty and frivolity reach frighteningly infectious heights on this guilty treasure. Blondie would be jealous. Continue reading