Music Video Wrapup by orlandooom407

This segment addresses the memorable music videos that have debuted in the last two weeks. I’ll start doing this weekly, but the first will play a bit of catch up.

Code Orange Kids are a new favorite of mine, and their tenacity is best captured by film maker Max Moore. The bewildering shot sequences of orange hands crawling through grime enhance the filthy fervor the quartet embodies.

Even though I’ve noticed a lot of people are burned out on The Sword I think this video marks an important statement from doom/sludge/stoner bands. I don’t think I’ve seen too many lyric videos that didn’t focus on boy band metalcore. Kudos to the Sabbath worshippers.

If you know of Red Fang you’ve probably watched their wide array of music videos some have largely attributed to their over night success. This video showcases the wild live experience RF embraces without excluding the expected silliness.

Holy flying fetuses Batman! Rwake pulls out the big guns in this extremely graphic montage depicting the destruction of several unidentifiable unborn mammalian quadruped. This one reminds me of a nightmare I had about high school biology once.

The most recently hosted video of the week belongs to Pig Destroyer in support of their newest LP Book Burner. The savagery of placing artillery in the hands of knuckle draggers is depicted here with a wonderful array of psychedelic color variety. You’ll be seein’ purple and green for the next few minutes.

Finally we’ve got Meshuggah’s newest courtesy of Scion AV. This one goes out to Leif Olson and his magic hands with the tattoo gun.

Have a great weekend ya’ll!

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– Jared Oates Haggard



June 5, 2012, LOS ANGELES — The Melvins will attempt to become the Guinness World Record holders for the first band to tour the full United States and D.C. in 51 days with a tour kicking off Sept. 5 in Anchorage, Alaska and wrapping up Oct. 25 in Honolulu, Hawaii.

“We figured it was time for us to do something REALLY crazy,” said Osborne. “51 shows in 50 states plus 1 on D.C. and all in 51 days?  Jeez!  I wonder if we can do it?”

The tour, which will feature the Melvins Lite line-up of Buzz Osborne, Dale Crover and Trevor Dunn, also marks the first time in the band’s near 30-year history that they will perform in Alaska, New Hampshire, Delaware and Hawaii.

The Melvins Performance of “The War on Wisdom” from a recent episode of Last Call with Carson Daly

Arriving in-stores and online today is Freak Puke, the debut release from Melvins Lite that Spin recently described as “a unique detour for the long-running band” and adding “one of the loudest bands on earth has perfectly siphoned their gloomy energy into evil cocktail jazz.”

Trevor Dunn

“We had seen Trevor playing upright bass in a jazz setting and thought that we could utilize that for a recording project,” explained Crover. “This is something different from the two drummer/big hair line-up, which we plan on continuing with as well.”

Prior to the Fall, the Melvins have a full spate of appearances.  The band perform two shows in conjunction with Subliminal Projects: June 8 at The Echoplex in Los Angeles and June 30 at  TT Underground Gallery in New York.  Buzz Osborne will be a guest on Fox News’ “Red Eye with Greg Gutfeld” on June 28.   Melvins Lite will also venture north for a three week trek of primarily Canadian tour dates that kicks off on July 1 (dates below).

The Melvins 51-date United States tour dates:

September 5    Anchorage, AK    Bear Tooth Theatre and Pub
September 6    Seattle, WA    Showbox at The Market
September 7    Oregon    TBA
September 8    Boise, ID    Neurolux Lounge
September 9    Missoula, MT    Top Hat Lounge
September 10    Salt Lake City, UT    Club Sound
September 11    Casper, WY    TBA
September 12    Denver, CO    Bluebird Theatre
September 13    Lawrence, KS    The Bottleneck
September 14    Columbia, MO    The Blue Note
September 15    Omaha, NE    The Waiting Room
September 16    Des Moines, IA    House of Bricks
September 17    Sioux Falls, SD    The Vault
September 18    Fargo, ND    The Aquarium
September 19    Minneapolis, MN    Grumpy’s
September 20    Madison, WI    High Noon Saloon
September 21    Chicago, IL    Double Door
September 22    Indianapolis, IN    The Vogue Theatre
September 23    Louisville, KY    The Vernon Club
September 24    Detroit, MI    Smalls
September 25    Cleveland, OH    Grog Shop
September 26    Morgantown, WV    123 Pleasant Street
September 27    Jermyn, PA    Eleanor Rigby’s
September 28    South Burlington, VT    Higher Ground
September 29    Dover, NH    Dover Brickhouse
September 30    Portland, ME    Asylum

October 1    Boston, MA    Paradise Rock Club
October 2    Pawtucket, RI    The Met Cafe
October 3    New Haven, CT    Toad’s Place
October 4    Brooklyn, NY    Music Hall of Williamsburg
October 5    Hoboken, NJ    Maxwell’s
October 6    Wilmington, DE    Mojo 13
October 7    Baltimore, MD    Ottobar
October 8    Washington, DC    Black Cat
October 9    Charlottesville, VA    Jefferson Theatre
October 10    Carrboro, NC    Cat’s Cradle
October 11    Knoxville, TN    The Square Room
October 12    Greenville, SC    The Handle Bar
October 13    Athens, GA    40 Watt Club
October 14    Birmingham, AL    Bottle Tree
October 15    Pensacola, FL    Vinyl Music Hall
October 16    Jackson, MS    Duling Hall
October 17    Little Rock, AR    Juanita’s Cantina
October 18    Baton Rouge, LA    Spanish Moon
October 19    Austin, TX    Mohawk
October 20    Norman, OK    Opolis Production
October 21    Albuquerque, NM    Launchpad
October 22    Phoenix, AZ    Crescent Ballroom
October 23    Las Vegas, NV    Artifice
October 24    Los Angeles, CA    Hollywood Forever Cemetery
October 25    Honolulu, HI    The Republik

Melvins Lite Canada + tour dates (Retox opens all dates except July 4 and 20):

July 1    Rochester, NY    Water Street Music Hall
July 3    Montreal, QC    Corona Theatre
July 4    Ottawa, ON    Cisco Ottawa Bluesfest
July 5    Toronto, ON    Opera House
July 6    London, ON    Call The Office
July 7    Hamilton, ON    Club Absinthe
July 9    Winnipeg, MB    West End Cultural Center
July 10    Regina, SK    The Exchange
July 11    Saskatoon, SK    Louis’ Pub
July 12    Calgary, AB    Republik
July 13    Edmonton, AB    Starlite Room
July 15    Vancouver, BC    Venue
July 17    Bellingham, WA    Wild Buffalo House of Music
July 18    Portland, OR    Hawthorne Theatre
July 20    San Francisco, CA    Slim’s

Whoa. Spread the word guys! First Scion A/V models a car after the Melvins and now they’re attempting record breaking tour pace. It’s almost like they become stronger with age.

Video Of A “Confrontationally Sexual” Performance By OXBOW From Scion Rock Fest 2012! by orlandooom407

Thanks to Keeley Kennhan for sending in these two videos of Oxbow performing at Czar Bar in Tampa on Saturday for Scion Rock Fest. She described their performance as “confrontationally sexual”. I can’t say I disagree.


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Scion Rock Fest Set Times Chart (IN COLOR)! by orlandooom407

Scion Rock Fest kicks off tomorrow at 2PM EST in Tampa, Florida. We all couldn’t surpass our current state of elation if we tried. Here’s a handy colorful chart, created by Floridian West Coast native Chris Elmore, to help you in breaking up your evening. Orlandooom contributors and friends are sure to litter to floors of The Rtiz, Czar Bar and The Orpheum. I don’t know about everyone else, but there’s no way I’d miss The Atlas Moth, Sleep, Witch Mountain, Church of Misery or Saint Vitus. Might dip out during Down to catch a peek at Merzbow to complete the day’s sonic overload. Here’s Scion A/V Metal‘s graphical running order too:

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Monday Mantras – OM and the star department by orlandooom407

Trying out a new segment where I’ll bring you the smooth tunes. Classics, new stuff, unsigned stuff. Expect a variety of song duos to kick start Monday morning.

First up we dig out the classic OM track “At Giza”. This invaluable gem is part of the Conference of Birds release from 2006. If you haven’t heard of Om, but you love meditating and songs that convey a journey then stream away. Kick out the ever building rhythms. Om is comprised of the rhythm section of classic doom metal juggernauts Sleep (who are also playing at this year’s Scion Rock Fest in Tampa).

Next we’ve got a single from the star department out of Dublin. This duo conjures up a thoroughly therapeutic view into their world in under three minutes. Porcelain Doll heralds a calculated snapshot of meticulously layered electronic ambiance. The track is free, and if your blood pressure needs some dispersing then click above.

– Jarad Oates Haggard

Melvins – The Bulls & The Bees EP by orlandooom407

Scion A/V strikes again, and this time they’re supplying seasoned sludgers (the) Melvins with heavy duty advertising artillery. Not only that but the latest EP featured above, entitled the bulls & the bee, sits upon the Scion A/V website FOR FREE DOWNLOAD. Sludge, and arguably grunge, pioneering has aptly prepared the quartet to serve up another honey soaked helping of classification free rock. I feel the usurping of Big Business finally attains critical synchronization, especially with the introductory track “The War on Wisdom”. The result culminates a succulent five song morsel chocked full of gigantic riffs and dual percussive fervor. At least, until the end of the third track where I felt as though I took a wrong turn down a hallway and into a haunted pirate cove that emanated distant psychedelic whispers ahead. Similar vocals motifs are refrained in the fifth song, but the eerie sentiments are behind me and there is once again only the rock.

Click here to download The Bulls & The Bees from Scion A/V FOR FREE.

On a final note, I’ll never forget when (the) Melvins covered a song one of my not too distant relatives wrote to close their set at the House of Blues in Orlando. So sick.

– Jared Oates Haggard

Wormrot – Noise by orlandooom407

Wormrot are a band that deserves to be where they’ll inevitably end up. Immediately after completing two years of mandatory military services for their home country of Singapore in 2007, founding members Arif and Rasyid began recording songs (or forty second seizure-like outbursts of apocalyptic thunder), cutting their teeth on short form releases all the way up to their 2009 full length debut, Abuse. Playing shows supporting Magrudergrind and War All the Time, the band tossed themselves headfirst into the new wave of grindcore, quickly catching the interest of Digby Pearson, founder of a little record label called Earache. After hearing about them on Invisible Oranges, Pearson pirated their full length and wasted no time getting them a contract. This is all the more impressive when you consider Pearson was the first to sign Morbid Angel, Carcass, Godflesh, and Napalm Death.

Since then, the band has had the opportunity to play to receptive crowds in Europe and North America, exporting their sound through both the physical realm of touring and the useful marketing tool of the internet. They performed their first string of headliners on North American soil in 2011, living a dream in four years that most extreme bands from their neck of the woods never live at all.

Their new EP, Noise, is their first and only the sixth release on automobile (and now culture?) giant Scion’s new metal label, and doesn’t put them in bad company at all, being in something of a hall of legends with Boris, the Melvins, and Immolation. If you’re expecting a typical release, you should be warned that it’s just a taste, just a five minute preview of the energy Wormrot are capable of sustaining for much longer. If anything, it shows exactly how versatile they can be without the forty-five minute obligation of an LP. Before your TV dinner is even done, the trio powers through five songs juxtaposing chord-strumming buildups and even Iron Maiden-like guitar harmonies with the familiar minute-long thrasher, giving us the blastbeats and stop-start rhythms we’re always jonesing for and the innovation we need to move the scene forward. That doesn’t even give your neighbor time to demand you turn it off, unless of course, you’re like me and left it looping for two hours.

Download Noise, available from Scion A/V FOR FREE, by clicking here.

– Sean Jay