Album Review: Lullwater’s “Voodoo”

Lullwater released their new album “Voodoo” earlier this month and it is a must have for any rock fan.

The effort busts right of the gate with the hard-hitting “Curtain Call.” This track showcases masterful riffing, pounding drums, chugging bass, and soulful vocals that give the listener an idea of what to expect from the next 10 songs, grungy hard rock with a southern tinge.

This trend continues on “Dark Divided,” a killer track with an awesome guitar solo. It is just something you have to listen to with your speakers at full volume.

As one moves towards the middle of the album, they will find more solid tracks such as “Similar Skin,” which is an extremely catchy song that you can’t help but singing along to and “This Life,” which features a sick drum intro mixed with roaring guitars. In fact those are some of the highlights of the effort.

Other highlights from the album include “Buzzards” and “Fight Of Your Life.” “Buzzards” is a rockin’ track that kind of has a dancey vibe mixed with aggressive vocals. Once it ends, “Fight Of Your Life” comes in to expand upon the band’s sound with the addition of horns, while also showcasing some heartfelt lyrics.

Everything culminates in the lengthy closing track “Suffer Not.” It clocks in at 10 minutes and 15 seconds and is probably the most different song on the album, but it is still just as great as the rest. The addition of violin makes this one especially cool.

All in all, “Voodoo” is an amazing album that proves Lullwater will be force to be reckoned with in the rock world.

Green Day, High On Fire, Foo Fighters, Pearl Jam, Halestorm, Beartooth, Etc. Among 2019 Record Store Day Releases

The full list of special releases for this year’s Record Store Day (April 13) has been posted. You can find a list of rock/metal releases below, and the full list HERE.

  • The Alarm, “Strength” ‘85 – 2LP
  • Alien Weaponry, “Tu” – LP
  • Bad Religion, “My Sanity / Chaos From Within” – 7” vinyl
  • Basement, “Be Here Now” – 7” colored vinyl
  • Beartooth, “Be Sides” – 7” vinyl
  • Frank Black, “Frank Black” – LP
  • Frank Black, “Teenager of the Year” – 2LP
  • Cheap Trick, “The Epic Archive” – 2LP
  • Alice Cooper, “Dirty Diamonds” – LP
  • Cherie Currie, “Blvd of Splendor” – LP
  • The Dead Weather, “Be Still” – 3” vinyl
  • Death Grips, “Steroids (Crouching Tiger Hidden Grabber Remix)” – LP
  • Def Leppard, “The Story So Far Vol. 2/B-Sides” – 2LP
  • Dio, “Last in Line” – 12” Picture Disc
  • The Doors, “London Fog” – 10” vinyl
  • Foo Fighters, “Big Me” – 3” vinyl
  • Ace Frehley, “Spaceman” – 12” picture disc
  • Generation X, “Your Generation (Winstanley Mix)” – 7” colored vinyl
  • Goblin, “Yell” – 7” vinyl
  • Green Day, “Woodstock 1994” – LP
  • Green Jelly, “Cereal Killer Sounds” – LP
  • Green River, “Live at the Tropicana 1984” – LP
  • Greta Van Fleet, “From the Fires” – LP
  • Halestorm, “Buzz / Chemical” – 7” colored vinyl
  • Hawkwind, “The 1999 Party / Live at the Chicago Auditorium” – 2LP
  • High on Fire, “Bat Salad” – 12” vinyl single
  • The Interrupters, “She’s Kerosene” – 3” vinyl
  • Jethro Tull, “North Sea Oil” – 10” vinyl
  • L7, “Burn Baby” – 7” vinyl
  • Mark Lanegan Band, “Stitch It Up” – 7” vinyl
  • Mastodon, “Stairway to Nick John” – 10” vinyl
  • Brian May, “New Horizons” – 12” vinyl
  • The Menzingers, “No Penance / Cemetery’s Garden” – 7” vinyl
  • Chuck Mosley, “Joe Haze Sessions” – 7” vinyl
  • Motorhead, “Overkill / Bomber” – 2 X 7” vinyl
  • Motorhead, “Rockaway Beach” – 7” vinyl
  • My Chemical Romance, “The Black Parade Is Dead (Live in Mexico)” – 2LP
  • Pearl Jam, “Live at Easy Street” – LP
  • Pelican, “Midnight & Mescaline” – 7″ vinyl
  • Justin Courtney Pierre, “Open Mic at the Lo-Fi, Vol. 1” – 12” vinyl
  • The Pietasters, “Willis” – LP
  • Iggy Pop, “The Villagers / Pain and Suffering” – 7” vinyl
  • Iggy Pop, “Hippodrome, Paris 1977” – 2LP
  • Queen, “Bohemian Rhapsody” – 2 X 12” picture disc
  • Queen, “Bohemian Rhapsody / I’m in Love With My Car” – 7” vinyl
  • The Raconteurs, “Store Bought Bones” – 3” vinyl
  • Ramones, “Live at the Palladium” – 2LP
  • Rancid, “Ruby Soho” – 3” vinyl
  • Rush, “Hemispheres” – 12” picture disc
  • Sunn O))), “Life Metal” – 2LP, CD
  • Saxon, “Thunderbolt (Singles)” – 4 X 7” vinyl
  • Seven Mary Three, “American Standard” – LP
  • Kenny Wayne Shepherd, “Ledbetter Heights” – 2LP
  • Chad Smith & Josh Klinghoffer, “Jeepster / Monolith” – 7” vinyl
  • Joe Strummer, “The Rockfield Studio Tracks” – 12” vinyl
  • The Struts, “Young & Dangerous” – LP
  • Sublime, “NUGS: Best of the Box” – LP
  • Serj Tankian, “Harakiri” – LP
  • Thrice, “Palms – Deeper Wells” – 12” vinyl
  • The Used, “Live From Maida Vale” – 10” vinyl
  • Various Artists, “No Alternative” – 2LP
  • Various Artists, “The Crow soundtrack” – 2LP
  • Various Artists, “Transformers – The Album” – LP
  • Various Artists, “Transformers: Dark of the Moon” – LP
  • Various Artists, “Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen” – 2LP
  • Various Artists, “Howard Stern’s Private Parts” – 2LP
  • Violent Femmes, “Hallowed Ground” – LP
  • Weezer, “Teal Album” – LP
  • Weezer, “Dusty Gems and Raw Nuggets” – LP
  • Jack White, “Love Interruption” – 3” vinyl
  • The White Stripes, “Candy Cane Child” – 3” vinyl
  • The Wonder Years, “Live From Maida Vale” – 10” vinyl

[via Loudwire]

Andrew Tkaczyk On The Ghost Inside’s Upcoming Concert: “Do I Have Anxiety About Playing A Show Again? You Bet Your Fucking Ass I Do”

As previously reported, The Ghost Inside will be returning to the stage for the first time since their horrific November 2015 bus crash on July 13 at The Shrine in Los Angeles, CA. Now, drummer Andrew Tkaczyk, who lost his leg and sustained a number of other injuries in the accident, has since opened up about the upcoming show via Instagram:

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It’s been 1,197 days since November 19th 2015. The day that changed our lives forever. A LOT has happened between then and now. There hasn’t been a single one of those days where I haven’t sat down, stared at the ceiling, and dreamt about the first time @theghostinside plays a show again. I’ve had countless dreams about it. Some bad. Some good. But now it’s reality. Was there a point in time where I thought it was impossible? Several. Was I uncertain about the future of the band? Certainly. I didn’t want to let one major event define me as a human. When I woke up in the hospital without my right leg, I chose not to throw myself a pity party. I chose to learn how to own it. My “this won’t beat me” attitude, is what got me to this point. There’s no denying it. Life hit us pretty hard. But it’s not about how hard you get hit. It’s about how hard you can get hit and keep moving forward. Yeah, yeah I know. Rocky quote. But I’ve never believed that more in my life than I do now, and on July 13th 2019, we get to demonstrate that sentiment to the world. Do I have anxiety about playing a show again? You bet your fucking ass I do. I’m terrified. It’s been impossible to not focus on who I was, who I am now, and what I will become. At the same time, I’m sure as soon as we start playing, all that anxiety will drain out of my body and mind, and I’ll feel right at home. Either way, we feel like we don’t only owe it to ourselves to do this show, but we owe it to all of our family, friends, and fans for the overwhelming amount of love and support you’ve given us these last 3+ years. None of us know how this is going to go. Hundreds, maybe even thousands of you have messaged me over the last few years asking “When will you tour again?” To which I didn’t even reply. That’s because I don’t know. We don’t know. But we’re about to find out. It would mean the world if you could come out and share this once in a lifetime experience with us. Tickets go on sale this Friday @ 10 am PST.

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Lord Dying Premiere New Song “Envy The End”, Reveal Details For New Album “Mysterium Tremendum”

Lord Dying have premiered a new song titled “Envy The End.” This track is from the band’s new album “Mysterium Tremendum,” which will be released April 26. Erik Olson said the following about the effort: “We set out to write a record about life, and it ended up being about death.”

“Mysterium Tremendum” Track Listing:

01. “Envy The End”
02. “Tearing At The Fabric Of Consciousness”
03. “Nearing The End Of The Curling Worm”
04. “The End Of Experience”
05. “Exploring Inward”
06. “Severed Forever”
07. “Even The Darkness Went Away”
08. “Freed From The Pressures Of Time”
09. “Lacerated Psyche”
10. “Split From A World Within/Devoid Of Dreams/Death The Final Loneliness”
11. “Saying Goodbye To Physical Form”

Watch New Trailer For Alice In Chains’ “Black Antenna” Film

Alice In Chains have shared a new trailer for their 90-minute sci-fi film “Black Antenna.” That movie, which was produced and directed by Adam Mason, is inspired by the band’s latest album “Rainier Fog.” The first two parts will premiere on March 7. Drummer Sean Kinney previously said the following about the project:

“We’ve always toyed with the idea of creating videos for every song on one of our albums. Not only did we do that for ‘Rainier Fog‘, it got totally out of hand and we made a whole goddamn movie. Everything that will be seen in the videos will be footage from ‘Black Antenna‘ to preface the complete film’s release.”

Metal Anarchy’s New Music Showcase: Exclusive Q&A With On Better Terms

Time for the next edition of Metal Anarchy’s “new music showcase,” the feature where I introduce you to bands that readers of this site may find interesting. This time I have an exclusive Q&A with On Better Terms.

METAL ANARCHY: Tell me a little about your band:

ON BETTER TERMS: We are On Better Terms, from Dallas, TX. We blend grovvy/indie guitar riffs with harsh vocals as well as some spoken word. We try to express and evoke as much emotion as possible. We would define ourselves as a harmony between chaos and melody. We got started when vocalist Andrew brought his lyrics to guitarist Alex who began writing songs while Andrew was still in college. We got together to write and record when we could and once Andrew graduated we added a bassist and drummer and started writing even more and practicing a set. We’ve been playing shows and releasing music ever since. Our collective love for music and similar bands as well the desire to express ourselves outside daily life really made us want to start this project

METAL ANARCHY: Who are your main influences?

ON BETTER TERMS: Our Influences span a wide range, but we would narrow it down to La Dispute, Touche Amore, Troubled Coast, and Being As An Ocean.

METAL ANARCHY: What is your latest release and why should readers of this site check it out?

ON BETTER TERMS: We just released our first full length record called Waves. It’s something we’ve been working on for a long time and are very proud to release. It’s the culmination of all our hard work over the last year, and we feel it’s the best thing we’ve ever put out in terms of writing and production.

METAL ANARCHY: What can people expect when they go to your live shows?

ON BETTER TERMS: We feel our live shows are a celebration of emotion and a culmination of the natural feelings of life. A very raw and beautiful experience that guide the audience toward inner reflection and resolution. We like to think that our live show is the best feature of our band. We try to bring as much energy and emotion to our live set as possible. The guitar tones and lyrics seem to hit so much harder in person. We also have a light show rigged up to sync with our music that definitely contributes to our aesthetic.

METAL ANARCHY: Where do you see your band heading in 5 years?

ON BETTER TERMS: The plan for the band is to continue to write music and tour until we can’t do this anymore.

Power Trip, Have Heart, Basement, Etc. Set For 2019 Sound And Fury Festival

The initial lineup has been revealed for the 2019 Sound And Fury Festival. The event will take place at The Belasco Theater in Los Angeles, CA on July 12-13 and it will feature the following: Antagonize, Arms Race, Basement, DARE, Dead Heat, Despise You, Diztort, Drain, Ekulu, Fiddlehead, Firewalker, Fury, Have Heart, Incendiary, Inclination, Initiate, Never Ending Game, One Step Closer, Power Trip, and Three Knee Deep.