Question: would it be weird if I wore one of these, even though I don’t currently have a motorbike to pair it with? Because, I mean, general head safety has always been a concern of mine, and who knows what could happen when you’re grocery shopping, ya know?
Anyway, the talented folks at Xtreme Kreations have crafted a motorbike helmet that’s inspired by the badass helmet with the trio of blue visors that Isaac Clarke’s wears in Dead Space — read on to see all its angles.
Post-metal prog band Intronaut are set to release Habitual Levitations (Instilling Words With Tones), their fourth studio album, on March 19th, 2013. Drums were recorded by producer John Haddad [Exhumed, Phobia] and Derek Donley [Bereft] handled recording for all other elements on the record. It was mixed by Josh Newell and artwork and layout will be done by David D’Andrea who has worked with the band on previous albums. You can watch rehearsal footage of a new song below.
Intronaut’s supported their last album, Valley Of Smoke, by touring extensively with such bands as Animals As Leaders, Cynic, Helmet, and more. They were also tapped as direct support for Tool. READ MORE
Tomahawk, the undefinable band featuring Mike Patton (Faith No More, Mondo Cane), Duane Denison (The Jesus Lizard), Trevor Dunn (Fantomas, Melvins Lite), and John Stanier (Helmet), is back after five years. The group is planning on releasing a new album entitled Oddfellows in January and will be doing their first live performance in nine years at the New Orlean’s Voodoo Music and Arts Experience in October. The group plans on announcing more tour dates in the near future.
Regarding Oddfellows, Denison says, “It’s dark and claustrophobic here, light and spacious there. Live in the studio, all together in one room. Oddfellows indeed.”
You can watch an album teaser below. Personally, I heard the music and immediately thought it sounded like King Crimson. Any one else get that vibe? READ MORE
Very few bands can effectively mix intelligence with intensity like Southern California’s INTRONAUT, who essentially walk a fine line between psychedelic brutality, captivating hooks and devastating yet unpredictable time changes. The much anticipated new album, Valley of Smoke, is set for an Oct. 12th release. This is the essence of thinking man’s metal and something so refreshing that it should serve as a vicious wake up call to masses forcing the entire genre to take notice.
The dynamic new track, “Elegy,” can now be heard exclusively at Century Media
, so head over now to check it out. This is the final album version so if you already heard the track via the Invisible Oranges debut then this is the proper version that you need to hear asap.
Never Got Caught has announced a two week trek with Clutch this June through the Midwest and the south. This is a continuation of a long standing relationship with Clutch as Never Got Caught’s Bryan Hinkley (vocals, guitar) spent years working with the band including helping to write two songs for the band in the studio and playing on 2007’s full-length From Beale Street To Oblivion. Neil Fallon of Clutch returns the favor by contributing vocals to the song “Slipping Out” on Never Got Caught’s recently released full-length Creepshow (They Want More Records).
New England kings, Never Got Caught is comprised of Hinkley, his brother Bill (drums), Paul Dallaire (bass) and Dave Ward (guitar, vocals). The band play rock influenced by kick out the jams 60’s and 70’s fuzz-tone heroes in addition to some lyrically dark 90′s bands such as Morphine or The Afghan Whigs. Working with vintage gear, Hinkley himself uses a 59 Les Paul Jr, a 72 Les Paul Deluxe and his guitar head is a 69 JTM 45. Sonically of a vintage tone, their songs are melodic and hook-laden but there is a powerful underlying current of heaviness gleaned from past metal cred.