Wednesday, January 30, 2019


Predicting the Hawk Men BB

Playing Drums At Church

That's me playing drums and Karen singing (furthest left side in the picture below) at 515 Mass on Saturday, January 26, 2019:

Meanwhile Band Number 2 Played COC


Here are some playlists from the current tour!

What Irks Me

Happy Wednesday! Following the path laid out by New York, Democrats in Virginia [are] Push[ing] For Legalizing Abortion During Child Birth. What is this world coming to? Like, seriously? What irks me is how the Governor of NY is a Catholic. Why would a Christian support abortion?!?
Here's the text from the link:

This really is unreal. Democrats in the Virginia House, led by Kathy Tran, wants to pass a bill that would make last minute, not just late term, abortions the law. It is actually infanticide. You don’t have to take my word for it. You can hear it from the sponsor of the legislation who admits her legislation would allow abortion even after dilation and delivery begin.

Democrats claim Donald Trump is a monster, but they keep showing how monstrous they really are.

Gabriella noted earlier that, once she was exposed, she deleted her Twitter account to avoid encountering outrage from Virginia voters. Under her proposed law, she could probably just abort them.

Editor's Note: This is the link to what "Gabriella noted earlier" that was a link in the middle of a sentence, which is a detested practice on this blog.
Pro-Choice Virginia Delegate Member Deletes Twitter Account After Pushing Late-Term Abortion Bill



What a Great Day!!

Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Think In a New Way

Final 5 Dates

I'll never know what it feels like to wake up on a Tuesday morning and know that there are only 5 more gigs remaining on the concert tour on which I'm playing drums. Tomorrow night @ Gabe's had best NOT be cancelled due to the crazy cold temps outside!!

Monday, January 28, 2019


7 8 Time is Fantastic!

Can't Help but S & D on a Monday in a Halo

I really like seeing the above video in light of knowing where that tune began...

As kind of a sideways tangent, I noticed the white board on the couch in the room where the recording people are. I wanted to know if there was anyone else who had associated the 'working titles' with the 'final titles' and that inquiry led me to this video:

Catching Up with the PPV and Predicting Tonight

WWE Royal Rumble 2019 Results: Winners, Grades, Reaction and Highlights
Fallout from Royal Rumble Dominates Preview for January 28 Episode of WWE Raw

A Short 9496 Days Ago...

Friday, January 25, 2019


Editor's Note: Congratulations! This is the 7500th post on this blog, which has existed for 3965 days (10 years, 10 months, 1 week). 

In a Mood for Covers

Neat Poster

Ghost Picks Met Setlist

I can go with the majority of what Ghost's Tobias Forge picked for his dream Metallica setlist. There are two lists within this post: Forge's list and my list. Read both.

I would swap out "Fight Fire with Fire" for either "Spit Out the Bone" or "The Judas Kiss" or "All Nightmare Long." I would

Intro: The Ecstasy Of Gold
  1. Battery - “It is such a great opener. They’d play it as they did on the Master Of Puppets tour; the intro is recorded and they arrive and launch into that riff.”
  2. Creeping Death - “They used to open with this a lot, and I’m sticking it in the set early. They’ve not played it as much recently, so I’m bringing it back.”
  3. Of Wolf And Man - “I’m not sure they play this very often. But I love it, especially that howling midsection. That’s a great crowd-participation part.”
  4. Welcome Home (Sanitarium) “They’ve put this early in the set for years. It works brilliantly after Of Wolf And Man as a cleanser, as we’re about to go into a Ride The Lightning extravaganza…”
  5. The RTL extravaganza

    “This is a very special part of the set. Playing side-A of Ride The Lightning in full. Culminating in Fade To Black, which brings the pace down a little, but it’s a really important song in Metallica’s career. It showed even that early, they were willing to go to places that their peers were not.”
    1. Fight Fire With Fire
    2. Ride The Lightning
    3. For Whom The Bell Tolls
    4. Fade To Black
  1. Blackened “I’m not the biggest fan of …And Justice For All, but I wanted to have this in there. And this would just lift the place up again.”
  2. Until It Sleeps “I really didn’t like the more rock’n’roll and blues-based material that Metallica went on to do, so I’ve kept quite far away from that period. But even I have to admit that this is a brilliant song, even though it’s from an album that I am really not a fan of.”
  3. One “I’ve created a very specific setlist that leans heavily on the period of Metallica I have most fondness for, namely the first five albums.”
  4. Master Of Puppets “This would end the first part of the set on a high. We’re going out with two true heavy metal classics here.”
  5. Encore

  6. Am I Evil? “At this point, Am I Evil? is basically a Metallica song. It’s also very important to show Diamond Head’s influence on Metallica.”
  7. Last Caress “This has been a very dark and doomy Metallica set, so I wanted to have a brighter and more fun song, which this is… obviously despite the lyrical content!”
  8. Enter Sandman “The all-time greatest banger you can have. You can say whatever you like, but you can’t argue with this song.”

My List

  1. Battery - I'd be okay with this as a set opener. I love the acoustic guitar intro.
  2. Creeping Death - I'd be okay with this as it is a great crowd participation tune.
  3. Of Wolf And Man - "Atlas Rise!" instead.
  4. Welcome Home (Sanitarium) - "Halo on Fire" instead.
  5. The RTL extravaganza - Terrible idea. I can see where this would be cool if they were going to play "all" of an album, but the first two tunes take the place of other tunes I'd rather hear.
  6. Fight Fire With Fire - "Motorbreath" instead.
  7. Ride The Lightning - "The Frayed Ends of Sanity" instead.
  8. For Whom The Bell Tolls - Good choice.
  9. Fade To Black - "Sad But True" instead.
  10. Blackened - Good choice.
  11. Until It Sleeps -  "Dirty Window" instead.
  12. All Nightmare Long" has to be in my dream setlist.
  13. One - "Seek & Destroy" instead.
  14. Encore

  15. Am I Evil? Master Of Puppets instead moves to the first encore.
  16. Last Caress - Good choice, but I'd probably squeeze in "One" as well. Maybe jump from the end of "Last Caress" directly into the fast part of "One"
  17. Enter Sandman - Good choice.

Neat Poster

Ramp Up that PA

Uncle Charlie

10 Best of Max

The 10 best Max Cavalera albums, chosen by Richie Cavalera

10. Soulfly – Ritual

“The last few Soulfly albums felt the same to me, but bringing in Josh Wilbur for Ritual made a huge difference. Max had so much fire in him and I think that came from a lot of the new members getting comfortable. Zyon [Cavalera, drummer] is just kicking ass now!”

9. Sepultura – Roots

Roots is the Sepultura album that will be remembered forever. It was the real breakout of that tribal style – the first time anyone had ever heard that in metal, in my opinion. And Roots Bloody Roots is so catchy that you’ll probably hear it in an elevator one day.”

8. Sepultura – Chaos A.D.

“That was their ground-breaker. They went outside their box a lot more on Chaos A.D. with Nomad and covering The Hunt. We Who Are Not as Others just has a whole different vibe to it. Plus, you have Andy Wallace’s production, which I think is some of the best ever!”
Warning: Adult language if you understand the vocals

7. Cavalera Conspiracy – Inflikted

“This felt like where Max would have taken Sepultura after Roots. Reuniting with Iggor [Cavalera, ex-Sepultura drummer and Max’s brother] and getting Joe [Duplantier] from Gojira on bass just made it such a standout! People from the Roots era will dig it and it’s the first thing Max and Iggor did in ten years, so it has that special appeal, as well.”

6. Killer Be Killed – Killer Be Killed

“I knew Killer Be Killed would be something different. It had more mainstream-type songs, which Max had never had the chance to do. The band were actually just together in Arizona to work on some new tracks, so I think we’ll have another Killer Be Killed album next year.”

5. Soulfly – Soulfly

“There were a couple different vibes on Soulfly. There was excitement because Max got to do what he wanted, but also a lot of anger from all the shit that went down [leaving Sepultura]. Pissed-off tracks like Eye for an Eye are going to be metal anthems forever now.”

4. Nailbomb – Point Blank

“Nailbomb was new territory – you never saw side-projects back in those days. Point Blank was made at a very special time, where Alex [Newport, vocals, guitar and bass] was one of the most pissed-off people on the planet. Mixed with Max, it was just this perfect moment of crazy music.”

3. Soulfly – Dark Ages

“We had just had an unexpected death in the family, so the tension and energy were running high for Dark Ages. It’s, to me, the standout Soulfly record; their last great one until Ritual. It just had a lot of great ideas and was really, really thrashing. It sucks that unfortunate events bring out the best music.”

2. Sepultura – Beneath the Remains

“For me, Beneath the Remains is one of the top three most important metal albums. I think it changed metal forever. You have these classical-style solos and I think Sepultura perfected the breakdown with that album. Not many were doing that in the ‘80s: Slayer, Metallica and Sepultura.”

1. Sepultura – Arise

“The success of Beneath the Remains put Sepultura in a place where they didn’t have to worry about the small things and could just focus on playing. So Arise has amazing breakdowns and solos like on Desperate Cry and Dead Embryonic Cells. You’re just speechless from the first song. It’s so good; exactly what heavy metal was meant to be.”

1827 days

I listened to a WAV file yesterday on the 5 year anniversary of auditioning and then joining Uncle Rico the Band. It was bittersweet to do so. Part of me appreciates my time in that band; part of me resents that we only played one gig before disbanding. I have zero doubt in my mind that my drumming chops would be the best of my life if we were still actively practicing twice a month and gigging regularly; I am still sad we disbanded a mere 6 months later.

Some Taunts

NFL Most Savage Celebrations


Some IA Hawks

Iowa Falls to MSU Last Night

Well. The stats don't lie. If you score 32 points in the first half and the other team scores 51 points, you're not going to win.

You're just NOT going to win games when you shoot 38.6% and the other team shoots 52%.

Iowa took 19 more shots than MSU. If 10 of those go in, that's 20 points . . . and a victory.

Iowa took 24 3 point shots and only 5 went in. If 7 more go in - to put them at 50%, which is greater than MSU's 3 point shot percentage, that's 21 points . . . and a victory.

Here are some more stats. 


Iowa goes up to the Twin Cities next to play Minnesota in a very tough environment. There are a total of 11 games remaining. Iowa is 16 - 4 overall & 5 - 4 in the Big Ten. They need to stay above 50% in the Big Ten. Here are there remaining games over the next 45 days.
  1. 1/27 At MN
  2. MI
  3. At IN
  4. NW
  5. at Rutgers
  6. MD
  7. IN
  8. At OSU
  9. Rutgers
  10. At WI
  11. At NE
Then they hit the Big Ten Tournament on 3/13. A lot of basketball in those 11 games. Iowa needs to focus on playing 440 minutes of tough basketball. It can't be 400 minutes, 380 minutes or even 360 minutes - they must play their best basketball game every minute of every game. They can make mistakes on the court, but they cannot allow those mistakes to define their season.

I hope they finish strong.

Wrestling is Legit with a Moonwalker

Thursday, January 24, 2019

RR Predictions NOT from Bleacher Report - and they are worth reading!

WWE Royal Rumble 2019 – Matches, predictions, entrants, rumours, date and start time

29 Bands

  1. Guns-n-Roses
  2. Five Finger Death Punch
  3. Warrant
  4. Poison
  5. Slipknot
  6. Europe
  7. Cinderella
  8. Disturbed
  9. Motorhead
  10. Whitesnake
  11. Motley Crue
  12. Stryper
  13. Seether (?)
  14. Nirvana
  15. Skid Row
  16. Ozzy Osbourne
  17. Ratt
  18. Anthrax
  19. Bullet for my Valentine
  20. Linkin Park
  21. Deep Purple
  22. AC/DC
  23. Tool
  24. Megadeth
  25. Marilyn Manson
  26. Alice Cooper
  27. Quiet Riot
  28. Def Leppard
  29. Papa Roach

Early to Rise

A Little Late

Bayside’s Intimate Acoustic Show Warms Hearts Even on Chilly Night

Halestorm and ITM and 2 Others

I think I'm getting old.

When I first looked at the concert announcement below, of the 4 bands listed, only Halestorm was interesting to me. At a Five Finger Death Punch concert (I think it was that one), I saw In This Moment as a warm-up band and while I enjoyed the theatrics and the "Blood" tune that Rock 108 used to play a lot, I don't feel compelled to watch them again. I was unfamiliar with Palaye Royale and Beasto Blanco (not Reasto Rianco like it says in the words directly above "Thursday, May 9th in the screenshot below) until I looked up the videos below.

As I mentioned, I used the words on the poster to find the 4th band because when I used the words, I had "No results found for "Reasto Rianco" when I used to locate information about the band.

I'm breaking my standard for videos and only including the link to the first tune I listened to by this band. It was called Death Rattle and I was going to embed it on this post. However, after I had embedded the video, I decided I didn't like the preview image. Don't get me wrong - I like the tune as much, if not more, than the Grind tune above. You can (and should) listen to it by clicking here: Beasto Blanco's "Death Rattle".

Editor's Note: Are you trying to put me out of a job? 

This is 2019

Who Turns at the RR

Predicting Who Flips at the RR on Sunday

TS & the GN

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

4 Keys

Eric Singer

Fill CHA!


7Dust on the Rise

For 18 Years

Anne Hathaway says she's done drinking after night out with Matthew McConaughey

No Metallica Because He's a Christian

Honestly, I am divided about how the pitcher who walked into the baseball stadium with "Enter Sandman" playing as his entrance music doesn't listen to Metallica for religious reasons. He says in the following article - ‘Enter Sandman’ Pitcher Mariano Rivera Won’t Listen to Metallica for Religious Reasons - the following:

Despite being eternally attached to “Enter Sandman,” Rivera actually isn’t a fan of Metallica, as his Christian beliefs keep him away from heavy metal. “With all due respect to the guys, I’ve never been to one of [their shows],” Rivera told the NY Post. “As a Christian, with all due respect to Metallica, I don’t listen to that kind of music.”

The article doesn't address what music he does listen to, which begs the question: if he were introduced to a Christian metal band, would he not listen to it? Would he dismiss an entire genre because of his Christian beliefs even if there were bands that were in that genre that are Christian? Would he listen to any of the bands in this list of the 10 Best Christian Metal Bands or would he just say, "No. Their music is heavy metal. I don't listen to heavy metal because I am Christian."

I have known of people who were like Mariano Rivera - in fact, I am very similar to him as I don't watch horror movies because I am ignorant of their value. In my opinion, Mariano Rivera is as ignorant about heavy metal as I am about horror movies. Or about Quentin Tarantino movies. Or Cohen Brothers movies. Or Bollywood movies. Or "The Fast and The Furious" movies. Or the Harry Potter movies. Or the Pirates of the Caribbean movies.

And the list goes on and on. My ignorance has led me to make a judgement about an entire genre (horror) or an entire set of work from a director (Tarantino, Cohen) or all the movies that are not made in Hollywood, CA, USA (Bollywood) or an entire franchise (Fast / Furious, Harry Potter, Pirates). Instead of claiming I don't watch any of those because I am Christian, I claim I don't watch any of those because I don't like them. Period. End of story.

Going back to Mariano Rivera, while I realize that Wikipedia is not considered a "source" for information because anyone can change the information, it is still the easiest place to go to get a list of Christian metal artists, which is what this page is: List of Christian metal artists. The following is a list of all the bands on that page that I copied into a MS Word file. That file had 11 pages because there are 439 bands listed. While I recognize a few of the bands listed - Beartooth (very interesting as that's one of Alex's favorite bands), Skillet (who I've seen in concert at least 3 times (Moline, Cedar Rapids, Des Moines), and Brian Welch (Korn's guitarist) - it strikes me as a shame that he dismisses an entire genre.

But it's okay for me to dismiss genres and franchises. Get the hypocrisy?

After all, what genre of music doesn't have Christian artists?

Rap does.

Pop does.

Metal does, as demonstrated in the list below.

I don't know if "Christian jazz" is a genre or not.

Anyways, here's the list from Wikipedia. I removed all the hyperlinks because I didn't want to be responsible for the content on that page. This is a snapshot of the page, used to illustrate my point. Use the link above if you want to read the relevant Wikipedia page about one of the following 439 artists.

  1. 2Tm2,3
  2. 3rd Root
  3. 7 Angels 7 Plagues
  4. 7 Horns 7 Eyes
  5. 12 Stones
  6. 38th Parallel
  7. Abated Mass of Flesh
  8. Ace Augustine
  9. Admonish
  10. Advent
  11. Aggelos
  12. The Agony Scene
  13. Aletheian
  14. Alisa
  15. Alove for Enemies
  16. Altars
  17. Altera Enigma
  18. Antestor
  19. Antidemon
  20. Argyle Park
  21. Ark of the Covenant
  22. Armageddon Holocaust
  23. Arvinger
  24. As Cities Burn
  25. As Hell Retreats
  26. As I Lay Dying
  27. As They Sleep
  28. The Ascendicate
  29. Ascending King
  30. Ashen Mortality
  31. At the Throne of Judgment
  32. Atomic Opera
  33. Attack Attack!
  34. Audiovision
  35. August Burns Red
  36. The Autumn League
  37. Balance of Power
  38. Barnabas
  39. Barren Cross
  40. Beartooth
  41. The Beckoning
  42. Becoming Saints
  43. Becoming the Archetype
  44. Before Their Eyes
  45. Behold the Kingdom
  46. Being as an Ocean
  47. Believer
  48. Beloved
  49. Benea Reach
  50. Besieged
  51. Betraying the Martyrs
  52. Blessed by a Broken Heart
  53. Blessthefall
  54. Blindside
  55. Blood Covenant
  56. Blood of the Martyrs
  57. Bloodgood
  58. Bloodlined Calligraphy
  59. Bloodline Severed
  60. Cesare Bonizzi
  61. Bride
  62. Broken Flesh
  63. A Bullet for Pretty Boy
  64. Burden of a Day
  65. The Burial
  66. Burn It Down
  67. Cage
  68. Called to Arms
  69. Call to Preserve
  70. Callisto
  71. The Chariot
  72. Chasing Victory
  73. Chatterbox
  74. Children of Wrath
  75. Christageddon
  76. Church Tongue
  77. Circle of Dust
  78. Clear Convictions
  79. Close Your Eyes
  80. The Color Morale
  81. Colossus
  82. Comeback Kid
  83. Conditions
  84. Confide
  85. Conveyer
  86. Convictions
  87. Corpus Christi
  88. Creations
  89. Cries Hannah
  90. The Crimson Armada
  91. Crimson Moonlight
  92. Crimson Thorn
  93. The Crucified
  94. Cry of the Afflicted
  95. Daniel Band
  96. Darkness Divided
  97. Darkwater
  98. Day of Vengeance
  99. Death Requisite
  100. Death Therapy
  101. Debtor
  102. Defeater
  103. Deliverance
  104. Demise of Eros
  105. Demon Hunter
  106. Demoniciduth
  107. Destroy the Runner
  108. Detritus
  109. Deus Invictus
  110. Deuteronomium
  111. The Devil Wears Prada
  112. Die Happy
  113. DigHayZoose
  114. Dire
  115. Disciple
  116. Divide the Sea
  117. Divinefire
  118. Dizmas
  119. Doomsday Hymn
  120. Drottnar
  121. Earth Groans
  122. East West
  123. Echo Hollow
  124. Elgibbor
  125. Embodiment 12:14
  126. Embodyment
  127. Emery
  128. Eso-Charis
  129. Eternal Decision
  130. Evelynn
  131. Everdown
  132. Every Day Life
  133. Every Knee Shall Bow
  134. Everyone Dies in Utah
  135. Everything in Slow Motion
  136. Extol
  137. Falling Cycle
  138. Falling Up
  139. Fallstar
  140. Family Force 5
  141. The Famine
  142. Fasedown
  143. Feast Eternal
  144. A Feast for Kings
  145. Few Left Standing
  146. Figure Four
  147. Final Surrender
  148. Fit for a King
  149. Flawed by Design
  150. Fleshkiller
  151. Flyleaf
  152. Focused
  153. For All Eternity
  154. For Today
  155. For the Fallen Dreams
  156. Foreknown
  157. Forevermore
  158. Forfeit Thee Untrue
  159. From the Shallows
  160. Frosthardr
  161. Frost Like Ashes
  162. Galactic Cowboys
  163. The Gates of Slumber
  164. The Gentleman Homicide
  165. Gideon
  166. Glass Casket
  167. Gnashing of Teeth
  168. Golden Resurrection
  169. Grace Like Winter
  170. Grave Declaration
  171. Grave Forsaken
  172. The Great Commission
  173. Gretchen
  174. Guardian
  175. Gwen Stacy
  176. Hand of Fire
  177. Hands
  178. The Handshake Murders
  179. Harmony
  180. Haste the Day
  181. Haven
  182. HB
  183. He Is Legend
  184. Heaven's Force
  185. Here I Come Falling
  186. A Hill to Die Upon
  187. Holy Blood
  188. Holy Soldier
  189. Hope for the Dying
  190. Hopesfall
  191. Horde
  192. Hortor
  193. Hundredth
  194. I, the Breather
  195. I Am Terrified
  196. Immortal Souls
  197. Impellitteri
  198. Impending Doom
  199. Indwelling
  200. Inevitable End
  201. Inhale Exhale
  202. Inked in Blood
  203. In the Midst of Lions
  204. Islander
  205. Jacobs Dream
  206. Jamie's Elsewhere
  207. Jerusalem
  208. Jesus Wept
  209. Jonah33
  210. Joshua
  211. Justifide
  212. Kekal
  213. King James
  214. Kingston Falls
  215. Kohllapse
  216. Kryst the Conqueror
  217. Kutless
  218. Lament
  219. Leaders
  220. Christopher Lee
  221. Lengsel
  222. The Letter Black
  223. Letter to the Exiles
  224. Leviticus
  225. Life in Your Way
  226. Living Sacrifice
  227. Love and Death
  228. Lucerin Blue
  229. Lust Control
  230. Luti-Kriss
  231. LVL
  232. Mad Max
  233. Magdallan
  234. Majestic Vanguard
  235. Manafest
  236. Mantric
  237. Maranatha
  238. Mastedon
  239. Mayfly
  240. Maylene and the Sons of Disaster
  241. Means
  242. Mehida
  243. Memphis May Fire
  244. Messiah Prophet
  245. Messengers
  246. Metanoia
  247. Mindrage
  248. Miseration
  249. Misery Chastain
  250. Monotheist
  251. Mortal
  252. Morphia
  253. Mortal Treason
  254. Mortification
  255. Mouth of the South
  256. My Heart to Fear
  257. My Ransomed Soul
  258. MyChildren MyBride
  259. Nailed Promise
  260. Narcissus
  261. Narnia
  262. Necromance
  263. Neon Cross
  264. Nine Lashes
  265. No Innocent Victim
  266. Nodes of Ranvier
  267. Norma Jean
  268. Nothing Left
  269. Nothing Til Blood
  270. Officer Negative
  271. Oficina G3
  272. Oh, Sleeper
  273. Oil
  274. Once Dead
  275. Once Nothing
  276. One Bad Pig
  277. Onward to Olympas
  278. The Ongoing Concept
  279. Opprobrium
  280. Overcome
  281. The Overseer
  282. Pantokrator
  283. Paradox
  284. Paramaecium
  285. A Past Unknown
  286. PAX217
  287. Peace of Mind
  288. Petra
  289. Philadelphia
  290. Phinehas
  291. Pillar
  292. Place of Skulls
  293. A Plea for Purging
  294. P.O.D.
  295. Point of Recognition
  296. Poured Out
  297. Precious Death
  298. Project 86
  299. Promise Land
  300. Pyramaze
  301. Raid
  302. Random Hero
  303. Recon
  304. Red
  305. Reform the Resistance
  306. ReinXeed
  307. Remembrance
  308. Remove the Veil
  309. Renascent
  310. Resurrection Band
  311. Revulsed
  312. Righteous Vendetta
  313. Rival Choir
  314. Rob Rock
  315. Rod Laver
  316. Randy Rose
  317. Sacrament
  318. Sacred Warrior
  319. The Sacrificed
  320. Sacrificium
  321. Saint
  322. Sanctifica
  323. Saving Grace
  324. Saviour Machine
  325. Scarlet
  326. Scourged Flesh
  327. Seasons in the Field
  328. See the Rise
  329. Seemless
  330. Selfmindead
  331. Separatist
  332. Serianna
  333. Settle the Sky
  334. Seventh Angel
  335. Seventh Avenue
  336. Seventh Day Slumber
  337. Seventh Star
  338. Sever Your Ties
  339. Shadows of Paragon
  340. Shai Hulud
  341. Shout
  342. Showbread
  343. The Showdown
  344. Signum Regis
  345. Silent Planet
  346. Sinai Beach
  347. Sinbreed
  348. Since October
  349. SinDizzy
  350. Six Feet Deep
  351. Skald in Veum
  352. Skillet
  353. Slechtvalk
  354. Sleeping by the Riverside
  355. Sleeping Giant
  356. Society's Finest
  357. Solamors
  358. Solus Deus
  359. Soul Embraced
  360. Sovereign Strength
  361. Spirit and the Bride
  362. Spitfire
  363. Spoken
  364. Stars Are Falling
  365. Stavesacre
  366. Still Breathing
  367. Still Remains
  368. Strengthen What Remains
  369. Stretch Arm Strong
  370. Strongarm
  371. Stryken
  372. Stryper
  373. Sympathy
  374. Symphony in Peril
  375. Symphony of Heaven
  376. Taking the Head of Goliath
  377. Tantrum of the Muse
  378. Tempest
  379. Temple of Blood
  380. Texas In July
  381. Theocracy
  382. Thieves & Liars
  383. This Is Hell
  384. This or the Apocalypse
  385. Those Who Fear
  386. Thousand Foot Krutch
  387. A Thousand Times Repent
  388. Through Solace
  389. Timōrātus
  390. To Speak of Wolves
  391. Toarn
  392. Tortured Conscience
  393. Tourniquet
  394. Training for Utopia
  395. Travail
  396. Trenches
  397. Trouble
  398. Trytan
  399. The Tug Fork River Band
  400. Twelve Gauge Valentine
  401. Ultimatum
  402. Unashamed
  403. Undercover
  404. Underneath the Gun
  405. Underoath
  406. Undish
  407. UnTeachers
  408. V8
  409. Vaakevandring
  410. Vengeance Rising
  411. Venia
  412. Veni Domine
  413. Vials of Wrath
  414. Virgin Black
  415. Vomitorial Corpulence
  416. Wage War
  417. War of Ages
  418. Warlord
  419. We as Human
  420. We the Gathered
  421. Brian Welch
  422. What We Do in Secret
  423. Whitecross
  424. With Blood Comes Cleansing
  425. Woe of Tyrants
  426. Wolves at the Gate
  427. The Word Alive
  428. Worldview
  429. Wovenwar
  430. Wrench in the Works
  431. Wytch Hazel
  432. X-Sinner
  433. xDeathstarx
  434. xDisciplex A.D.
  435. XT
  436. XXI
  437. Your Chance to Die
  438. Your Memorial
  439. Zao

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Oh Father God

Some Deep BJ


Royal Rumble - Past & Future

Updated WWE Royal Rumble 2019 Match Card, Odds and Predictions After Go-Home Raw

Groovy Metal

Contrary to Reality

Falling Away

Sunday, January 20, 2019

Penny & Sheldon

Good One

Good One

Rare Tunes



Thursday, January 17, 2019

Some More Acoustic Bayside

Even though this remix of Duality was released in 2008, I JUST NOW found out about it! And I call myself a Bayside Evangelist because . . . I don't know that they released that in 2008, which, yes, is 11 years ago.



Because Who Doesn't Need an Excel Tip

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Fans Hate SW

Spider-Man FFH

Inkcarceration Looks AWESOME!

This looks SO awesome!

Want to know the sad thing about it? I don't know who would go with me to see this concert, other than Alex. It'd be a day-long drive to get to the concert. Also, I noticed that Cleveland, OH, which is where the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame is located, is under 2 hours away from this concert. Thus, to me, if I am that close to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, it would make sense to go see that as well. Thus, if the concert is on a Friday - Saturday - Sunday, it would make sense to go through the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame prior to the concert. It'd be a neat plan to drive out to OH on Tuesday, July 9, going through the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame on Wednesday, July 10, and then driving to Mansfield, OH, on Thursday, July 11. Since it's a short drive between Cleveland and Mansfield, the rest of Thursday, July 11, could be a cushion to relax and rest up prior to the next 3 days. Part of the concert seems to be to tour the prison that the Shawshank Redemption movie was filmed, which is my favorite movie of all time.

Sounds like a great plan!

Featuring Shinedown, Godsmack, Five Finger Death Punch, +Live+, Taking Back Sunday, Seether, Skillet and Many More

 ***To apply for INKCARCERATION 2019 press credentials, please fill out the official press request form here.

For Immediate Release
January 15, 2019

INKCARCERATION Music and Tattoo Festival Announces Massive 3-Day Line Up

Featuring Shinedown, Godsmack, Five Finger Death Punch, +Live+, Taking Back Sunday, Seether, Skillet and Many More

The Second Annual INKCARCERATION: Taking Place July 12-14, 2019 at the Historic Ohio State Reformatory | GET TICKETS HERE!

INKCARCERATION 2019 to Also Feature:
70+ Tattoo Artists
Food Trucks & Beverages
Tent & RV Camping
"Escape from Blood Prison" Haunted House Attraction
+ More!

Watch a New INKCARCERATION Teaser Here

The wait is over! The INKCARCERATION Music and Tattoo Festival has announced the massive line-up scheduled to perform at its second annual event, set to feature colossal rock headliners Shinedown, Godsmack and Five Finger Death Punch! Quickly becoming one of the nation's premier rock festivals, INKCARCERATION - taking place this year on July 12, 13 and 14 at the historic Ohio State Reformatory, a.k.a. Shawshank Prison, in Mansfield, OH - will feature over 30 bands on two outdoor stages, 70 tattoo artists, reformatory tours, gourmet food trucks, the best drinks and for the first time, the haunted house attraction, Escape from Blood Prison!

This year's electrifying line-up also includes +Live+, Taking Back Sunday, Seether, Skillet, I Prevail, Starset, Red Sun Rising, Motionless in White, Fozzy, Buckcherry, The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus, Andrew W.K., P.O.D., Stabbing Westward, Light the Torch, From Ashes to New, Smile Empty Soul, Eyes Set To Kill, Awake at Last, The Funeral Portait, Kerbera, Raven Black, Beyond UnbrokenRivals, Impending Lies and The Everyday Losers, plus special performances by The Monster Dolls.

Field, Camping and VIP tickets are on sale NOW via!

Once again, INKCARCERATION Music and Tattoo Festival will take place at one of the most unique festival settings in the country - the Ohio State Reformatory. Considered one of the most haunted buildings in the country and the setting of the 1994 cinematic classic/IMDB's highest rated movie of all time, The Shawshank Redemption (celebrating its 25th anniversary his year), the Reformatory is centrally located about an hour away from Cleveland, Columbus, and Canton/Akron, Ohio and within a three-hour driving distance of Toledo, Dayton, Cincinnati, Youngstown, Pittsburgh, northern West Virginia, Michigan and southern Ontario. This is the perfect destination festival! Additionally, INKCARCERATION features tent and RV camping for a true outdoor festival experience! See below for more details.

Stay tuned for more details coming soon regarding tattoo artists, gourmet food trucks, and more!

INKCARCERATION Music and Tattoo Festival promoters promise an epic year. "Building off such a strong inaugural year, we are so stoked to give our fans even more in year two. With Billboard chart-topping bands such as Shinedown, Godsmack and Five Finger Death Punch leading the way, tattoo artists from around the globe, and the historic backdrop of the haunted Shawshank Prison, INKCARCERATION 2019 will be the don't miss rock event of the summer in the Midwest!"

It's Halloween in July at INKCARCERATION 2019!

Mentioned above, Escape from Blood Prison is the annual Halloween haunted house attraction hosted at the historic Ohio State Reformatory in Mansfield, OH. It typically runs from the end of September through early November every year, but INKCARCERATION will make this spooky attraction available for festival goers to experience all weekend long in 2019! Once Blood Prison takes over the reformatory, the enormous facility is filled with bloodthirsty inmates waiting for victims to enter and try and make it through the facility alive!

"It's an honor to be able to open the doors of Blood Prison a couple months early and give the guests of INKCARCERATION a few scares in July! The warden, his family and the Blood Prison inmates are all excited to meet the fans at INKCARCERATION," says Vic Amesquita, manager of Blood Prison.

INKCARCERATION 2019 Ticketing Details:

Weekend Field Passes:
- 3-day General Admission
- Field Passes to the concert for the entire weekend
- Self guided reformatory tours

Starting at: $139

Weekend VIP:
- 3 day VIP wristband
- Field Passes to the concert for the entire weekend
- Self guided reformatory tours
- Air-conditioned VIP lounge w/seating & tables
- Free catering (dinner) Friday, (Lunch & Dinner) Saturday & Sunday
- Private bar
- Dedicated bathrooms
- Raised viewing platform
- Dedicated entrance to the event

Starting at: $299

Weekend Camping Packages:
Tent Camping
- General Weekend Tent Camping includes 1,000 sq. ft. space for your car and up to 3 tents.
- 2 cars and 2 tents can also fit. 1000 sq ft is yours to work with.

RV Camping
- General Weekend RV camping includes hookups for electric & water.

Both camping packages include:*
- Access to showers and bathrooms
- Shuttle service to and from the festival (shuttles run every half hour)
- Small fires are permitted, see camping info for more details
*Admission must be purchased separately

Weekend Tent camping: $175
Weekend RV camping: $299


Photo taken at INKCARCERATION 2018

In its first year, INKCARCERATION brought enormous entertainment to over 18,000 fans, and this year, the festival aims even higher. Stay tuned for more news coming soon about INKCARCERATION 2019!

INKCARCERATION Music and Tattoo Festival online:
Tickets (Field, Camping & VIP) - 

The Historic Ohio State Reformatory online:

INKCARCERATION Music and Tattoo Festival is produced by Inkcarceration LTD.

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For press inquiries and additional information, please contact Adrenaline PR: 
Maria Ferrero, 732-462-4262,

Adrenaline PR is a boutique independent public relations firm founded in 2003 by acclaimed PR and music industry professional Maria Ferrero. Adrenaline PR utilizes decades' worth of effective PR techniques to execute a project's targeted focus, all the while enhancing the potency of a campaign by extending outside the realms of traditional promotions and applying beneficial marketing and branding methods to reach various new media territories. Although Adrenaline PR's longstanding credibility is rooted in their successful representation of notable brands, festivals, artists, and beyond, the firm also specializes in securing noteworthy placements and creating a high-profile buzz for up-and-coming talent and brands.

The team at Adrenaline PR has represented wide range of projects - ranging from bands, fine artists, films and books, to labels, tours, festivals, award shows, conventions, photographers, and tattoo artists. Adrenaline PR has represented notable artists such as, but not limited to: American Idol winner Lee DeWyze, All That Remains, Anthrax, As I Lay Dying, Atreyu, Dethklok/Brendon Small's Galaktikon, DevilDriver, Drowning Pool, Down, Europe, Every Time I Die, Five Finger Death Punch, GWAR, Hank3, Harley Flanagan, Hatebreed, John 5, KMFDM, Lamb of God, Mac Sabbath, Machine Head, Motorhead, Mudvayne, Norma Jean, Otep, Pentakill, Peter Murphy, Sevendust, Suicidal Tendencies, Superjoint Ritual, Tech N9ne, Testament, The Aristocrats, Twiztid, Uli Jon Roth and more. Adrenaline PR has had the pleasure of supporting press campaigns for Good Fight Music, InsideOut Music, Metal Blade Records, Minus Head Records, Napalm Records, Nuclear Blast Records, Prosthetic Records, Razor & Tie, and others. Adrenaline PR has promoted films, soundtracks and compilations including As The Palaces Burn (Lamb of God documentary), HesherREPO! The Genetic OperaSuper Duper Alice Cooper, the Ronnie James Dio: This Is Your Life tribute compilation (2014 Best Metal Performance Grammy winner for Tenacious D's "The Last In Line"), Dimebag Darrell's Dimevision, and The Punisher (soundtrack), and books such as Louder Than Hell; The Oral History Of Heavy Metal and The Merciless Book of Metal Lists. Artists represented include Paul Booth - The King of Rock and Roll Tattoo, Vincent Castiglia (tattoo artist and surrealist) and Derek Hess. Adrenaline PR is recognized for publicizing various events such as the "Astronomicon" Pop Culture Convention, the Journeys Alternative Press Music Awards and the Alternative Press Magazine 20th Anniversary (My Chemical Romance, The Used and Say Anything), MTV2 Headbanger's Ball Tours I and II, REPO! The Genetic Opera Film and Road Tour, Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival, Ronnie James Dio: Stand Up and Shout Cancer Fund charity events, Scott Ian's "Speaking Words" tour, Sounds of the Underground, various Live Nation NYC club events, and many more. Adrenaline PR has also booked guest judges for BRAVO's Top Chef and assisted with Grammy Award/The Recording Academy events.

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