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21 Days ‘Till Doomsday #19 – Impending Doom (Chimaira)


I like the feel of today’s song Impending Doom by Chimaira.  The intro really does give the feeling of impending doom during its slow parts.  Then, of course, it breaks out a little more where you have Mark Hunter shouting at you.  You can find this song on the album, The Infection.  It wasn’t my favorite Chimaira album overall, but it had a few gems to include this more somber song…perfect for the doomsday countdown.

Instead of just posting the song clip, I came across this fan video which appears to feature scenes from the movie remake of the classic Halloween franchise.  This version was remade by Rob Zombie.  Halloween happens to be my favorite horror movie of all time.  The Rob Zombie remakes are pretty cool too, but nothing beats the original John Carpenter movie.  So, with your 19th day of doomsday, enjoy a little blood and guts.   For a better quality song, see the clip below the movie.

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Top 10 Halloween Songs


Since this past Wednesday was Halloween, I was going through my iPod listening to songs I considered to have a Halloween theme. It’s probably no surprise that many of them were by metal bands. By the end of the day I had come up with what I thought provided the best soundtrack for the day. Feel free to leave suggestions as to what I should put on my playlist for next year!

10-I Was Buried in Mount Pleasant Cemetery by Woods of Ypres: The song is a haunting one, perhaps best suited for those with a more philosophical side to them. After all, who knows what the afterlife holds and what happens if you’re a ghost.

9-This Situation is Getting Hairy by the Workout:  What would you do if someone you knew turned into a werewolf? The Workout seek to answer this in this semi-romantic song.

8-Dragula by Rob Zombie: Zombie describes what might make for a good Halloween night: Burning witches! (Maybe I’m a little biased on this one since  I live close to Salem)

7-Welcome Home by King Diamond: Having your granny back in your life may seem nice at first, but turns into a nightmare when you realize she rose from the dead.

6-The Fatal Feast by Municipal Waste: Two words: Space Cannibalism

5-Enter Sandman by Metallica: Metallica’s hit song and accompanying music video gave me plenty of nightmares as a child.

4-Bark At the Moon by Ozzy Osbourne: Horror is a theme in classic Ozzy tunes but this one’s particularly campy. Bonus: Ozzy in werewolf makeup.

3-Number of the Beast by Iron Maiden: Iron Maiden has some pretty dark songs but this one is the most nightmare worthy.

2-American Psycho by the Misfits: There are plenty of spooky songs by the Misfits but this encapsulates the way one feels when watching a classic slasher flick.

1-War Pigs by Black Sabbath: Iron Man is the usual Halloween favorite to play but this embodies the holiday perfectly.

Download Festival Update – 23 Feb 11


Well a lot has happened since my last Download Festival update.  I should do this more often so I won’t have to list so many bands, but the promoters have been hard at work loading up the stages.  It’s still too early to tell which day and stage all associated bands will be playing, but just knowing who will be there is half the battle.

A few days ago, the big announcement was that four huge bands were added to the list.  So I eagerly read the article in anticipation for the big news.  By the time I got to the end, I thought that the bands might have been left out of the article by accident.  Then I realized, that was not the case.  The four HUGE bands are:

Twisted Sister – cool, but they WERE huge (would like to see them, but not enough of a draw to get me up there)

Down – Decent, but haven’t listened to them that much

Trash Talk – Who?

Duff McKagan’s Loaded – Never heard of them, but I am aware of who DM is?

I understand there is a promotion going on, but when you say HUGE, I am thinking Big Four, AC/DC, yadda, yadda, yadda.

Today there were 17 more bands added to the list.  And the winners are:

Def Leppard

Turisas

All That Remains

Sacred Mother Tongue

Bowling For Soup

Devil Wears Prada

Bring Me The Horizon

Frank Turner

Cheap Trick

Asking Alexandria

Straight Line Stitch

Disturbed

Black Stone Cherry

The King Blues

Madina Lake

Jameson Raid

Ghost

I think I am going to have to write a blog about the first rule in metal…not to give your band a stupid name.  There are a few up there, I don’t think I have to elaborate.  So here is my question to you.  Right here, right now which day would you choose based on the following confirmed date and band lineup?

Friday is headliner Def Leppard with Pendulum, Korn, Alter Bridge, Danzig

Saturday is headliner System of a Down with Avenged Sevenfold, Alice Cooper, The Cult, Twisted Sister

Sunday is headliner Linkin Park with Bullet for my Valentine, Disturbed, Rob Zombie, Frank Turner

If it were me I think the Def Leppard day would be cool also to see Danzig, but I caught Def Leppard at Download in 2009.  So this year I would pick Sunday for BFMV and Rob Zombie.  But, I am still not going…not enough bands I like on any one given day.