On this day 37 years ago (January 20, 1982), Ozzy Osbourne infamously bit the head off a bat onstage at the Veterans Memorial Auditorium in Des Moines, IA. Now, the singer is commemorating that day with a new plush bat, complete with a detachable head. You can get one HERE.
Skinlab have officially started the recording process for their new album. The band posted the following:
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Greta Van Fleet were the musical guests on last night’s (January 19) episode of “Saturday Night Live.” You can see footage of the band performing “Black Smoke Rising” and “You’re The One” on the show below:
Drummer Lee Kerslake, who is battling cancer, recently revealed that he only has eight months to live and that he wanted to get platinum album certifications for his work on Ozzy Osbourne’s “Blizzard Of Ozz” and “Diary Of A Madman” before he dies. Now, after all these years, he has finally received the certifications after sending a letter to Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne. Ozzy shared the below photo of Kerslake with the discs:
Hecate Enthroned have premiered a new video for their new song “Revelations In Autumn Flame.” This track is from the band’s new album “Embrace Of The Godless Aeon,” which will be released on January 25.
Bassist Dylan Hughes said the following about the song:
“Revelations is about modern religious fundamentalism being a reaction to a rise of secularism and a rise in people being more educated about the universe and abandoning belief in God because of it. It’s about theistic religion almost in its death throes and becoming more extreme because of it, but a more enlightened mankind will come through this and ‘rise like a phoenix from the flames'”.
He also added the following about the video, which was shot during the group’s recent performance at the Tabernacl Chapel in Llandundo, North Wales:
“Where better to shoot this video than in a chapel during a dark cold December in North Wales? The show was set up on the pulpit in front of pews filled with a congregation of metal-fueled blasphemers, their breath visible in the cold, dank air. The atmosphere created the malevolent and darkly energetic performance caught in the video, recorded by our good friend Dan Cookson and edited by Jeff Grindstopher of Grindstopher Productions. Watch closely throughout for the ongoing threat from the enveloping icy embrace of Cthulhu.”
Palaye Royale have premiered a new video for their song “Dying In A Hot Tub.” This track is from the band’s latest album “Boom Boom Room: Side B.”
It looks like Incubus are planning to work on new music this year. The band hinted at their plans in the below post:
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making music is like an old friend..sometimes you pick up right where you left off other times you have to get through some small talk to get things rolling. We have been building out this magical place for the last year and we are very close to creating the art we plan on making this year.
[via The PRP]