Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Roadie for a day

Britain's only Udo Dirkschneider look-alike gets a 14 year old a job working for Iron Maiden as a roadie.

Video via reader Omar

Friday, December 2, 2011

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Where would Chris Barnes buy a used Porsche?

If you ever asked yourself this question (and who among us hasn't), this video will give you the answer you've been looking for:

(video via Mr Gene Hoglan's Balls)

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Metal Inquisition Archives: Cassettes

Anthrax Among The Living cassette, circa 1989. All writing done by my brother, except for the band logo and album name at the bottom left, which I did. Notice the droopy, downward pointing letters in the name of the album up top. A foreshadowing of where the band's career was headed, and how quickly Scott Ian would become so sad that we'd all feel bad when laughing at him. This was cassette #29 in our collection.

#13 in the collection, this tape probably dates to early 1990 or so. At some point we re-numbered the collection, which explains its lower number. Also, Side B was dubbed much later.

On side A, we have Colombian masters Kraken (see video below). Side B features Voivod's Nothingface. Next to the band's name, the name "Aaron" denotes who this was dubbed from. Aaron was a friend from the Dominican Republic. Aaron appeared to be in denial of the fact that he was black, and often made racist comments that left us all bewildered. He loved Glenn Danzig and once proudly (and very loudly) announced the following to my brother in the middle of class: "My mom said I could relax my hair and grow out my sideburns!"

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Cleaning out the Metal Inquisition Archives

I was looking through the Metal Inquisition YouTube account, and realized that a few videos I uploaded were never published.

First up, Barney from Napalm Death showing he's got mad skillz on the mic:

This next one came from one of the many Betamax tapes that are currently housed in the Metal Inquisitions library (a shelf in my basement). It features Kirk Hammet's mustache, and other members of Metallica circa 1991 talking about their new stage set up, and how revolutionary it was. It's as though they invented the cure for polio.

Lastly, we have German (Update: I guess they are actually Swiss. I'm a poser) thrashers Coroner, talking about how innovative their music was, and then telling us super hilarious stories about how "incredibly bizarre" their bus driver is. Hold on to your hats folks, this story is absolutely zany!

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Roger from accounts payable having a great time at a Manowar show

I'm happy to see that Roger from the accounts payable department here at Metal Inquisition finally got to experience Manowar live. I've been telling him for years how great they are, so for me to see him let it all hang out like this brings a smile to otherwise my somber face.

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Greatest version of Venom's "Black Metal" ever played

Not that Venom didn't do a great job with the original, but when this kid takes his shirt off, you know he's more committed to the song than Cronos ever was. Link courtesy of Mr Gene Hoglan's Balls.

Monday, May 23, 2011

And yet another spin-off...

I started writing for Metal Inquisition about two years ago, back when posts were a little more frequent, but no less hilarious and revealing. I penned a couple posts about ‘When Weed And Metal Goes Wrong’, gave some insight about Century Media Records a couple of times, and latent homo-eroticisms in metal cover art and more…

Like Sgt D.’s infamous “Stuff You Will Hate” and also Cycling Inquisition from Klaus, there’s a new outlet to drain your time to: Cryogenic Husk - A site that explores the art of the “mixtape”. That is, songs, when compiled, organized and grouped together as a whole, take on a new (art)form in and of itself. Mixes featured here cover a wide variety of genres, themes, moods and topics – all aimed at the discovery, escapism, education/documentation, and creation of grouped music and features many musicians, bloggers and industry "experts" unique mixes.

New mixes are posted weekly, so check back often, or better yet, bookmark us or add us to your RSS feed (or just tune in via twitter (www.twitter.com/cryogenichusk) and Facebook (www.facebook.com/cryogenichusk if that's easier)

Anyway, Sgt. D has made his love for Easycore outspoken in the past and went so far as to lend his time to provide a mix that serves as a gateway for the standard metalhead to check out. Read it here, it's a killer entry point for those into metal and something I'm sure Metal Inquisition readers will dig.

There's also a recent Napalm Death mix that's focused on "Suffer The Children". Feel free to browse around, comment and whatnot. Thanks and Cheers!

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Air drumming, a true story.

Several years ago, fellow blogger (and Metal Inquisition founder) Mr. Gene Hoglan's Balls ended up living in the very same city that I call home. He asked me to help him move, and I happily obliged. As I was helping him move some boxes and recent Ikea purchases into his new abode, I noticed a pair of drumsticks. Since I play drums, I commented,

"Wait, I didn't know you played the drums!"

It was then that he answered in a way that only he could. He answered with a phrase that is still ringing in my head after all these years. Without any sense of irony, or seeing how this was insanely funny for an adult to be saying, he simply stated,

"I don't play, I just have those so I can air drum."

Here was an adult, a grown man, telling me that he would air drum to entire records, and did so sitting on the edge of his bed, and with drumsticks. My mind was blown. It's with that story in mind that I offer you this video.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

***NEWS FLASH*** Exodus and Kreator are, in fact, the same band!

I'm almost ashamed to admit to this, but in all my extensive years listening to Exodus and Kreator (two of my favorite 80's thrash bands), I never realized that they were, in fact, the same band. I know how crazy that sounds. Some may say, "Dude, one is from California, the other from Germany!" or "I saw them live together in '88!", but I have proof that they are in fact the same band. OK, OK, maybe they just ripped each other off a lot... the proof? Exodus' Strike of the Beast and Kreator's Total Death are the same song. Don't believe me? Hit play at the same time, and be amazed, especially when Exodus get to the chorus. Go ahead, YOU be the judge.