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Song of the Week – 100 Beers With A Zombie

How can a song title like that not attract your attention? Pasadena Napalm Division recently released a video for the song which appears on their recent self-titled album released earlier in 2013.  It’s a fun album and for DRI fans you might recognize that vocalist?  If not, he’s the guy from DRI in case you didn’t get the tie in.  Enjoy the song and a happy birthday shout to my brother who is and always will be…older than me 🙂 and has no idea who Napalm Division is.  Enjoy your song of the week.

Album Review: Pasadena Napalm Division – Pasadena Napalm Division

pasadenanapalmdivisioncover (2)If I asked you to listen to a song called 100 Beers with A Zombie from a band called Pasadena Napalm Division what would you think?  You would probably think it’s silly and take it with a grain of salt, but listen anyway.  Would it change things a bit if I told you former DRI vocalist Kurt Brecht was fronting the band?  I bet it would.  Now take them seriously!  Out of Texas, comes Pasadena Napalm Division with their Hardcore Punk, and primarily Thrash concoction very much worth taking note, especially for fans of DRI during their Thrash Zone and 4 of a Kind days.

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Theme Thursday – Pit Music

Back in the day, going to a show was priority and when we got there it was all about good friendly violent fun.  The mosh pit; the epicenter of all that is angst was the place to be to let off a little steam.  I remember one of my first pit experiences fondly.  It was (almost positive) on August 19th 1990, at a dive club called “The Channel” in Boston, MA.  I think this may have actually been my first club show.  Death Angel was the headliner supporting their album Act III and opening for them was another bay area band, Forbidden.  We also saw a couple of local bands – Cardinal Sin and Atomicaust.  The pit was an intimidating sight to see – all that hair, sweat, and movement.  People were diving off the railings; it was complete chaos…the kind I wanted to be a part of…and so I jumped in with both feet and off I went.  Needless to say it was a marvelous, exciting, and bruising time, but damn I felt good…so good that I remember that show to this day down to the six other people I went with…we all crammed into a small Hyundai I think – one dude in the trunk for the hour-long trip to Boston and then back.  That’s the shit we did to get to the show and get into the pit.

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Reggie’s Top 100 Favorite Albums of All Time: #100-96

I recently went to see Paradise Lost in Norwich, UK, and while there another fan asked me what my Top 10 bands were.  Honestly, I couldn’t answer him because that has been a burning thought in my mind for a long time.  There are too many great bands out there.  I listed a few bands, but other than that steam started coming out of my ears – Three Stooges style.  There are just too many good bands out there to think about which one is best.  My top bands list is a project for the future.  I did, however, find it easier to list my favorite albums.   Jumping on the bandwagon at THOM, I finally formulated my list – a bit later than everyone else.  With my list, I limited myself to a maximum of three albums by a band just to be fair and mostly unbiased.

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Themed Thursday – Where Are They Now?

Ever wonder what happened to some of those old metal bands that coulda, woulda, shoulda?  Or maybe they did make it big and then faded fast?  Check it out this theme of the week:  Where are they now?

The facts of this theme were taken from various internet sources.  Remember, you can’t always believe what you read online, but in this case I can’t see why any of the sources I looked at would lie.

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