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Apr. 3rd, 2002 | 03:43 pm
posted by: immorak in loud

Gold Sunset
Nonpoint guitarist Andy Goldman will be hitting the studio shortly to do some pre-production work with Sunset Black for their upcoming Belier Bros./MCA debut. If all goes according to plan, the band will hit the studio with Goldman in the producers chair to begin tracking in mid-April. Nonpoint's new album "Development" is currently slated for a June 25th release through MCA.

Team Sparta
Team Sleep, the side project of Deftones frontman Chino Moreno, are rumored to be opening some of Sparta's upcoming west coast dates in May. No official decision has been reached as of yet though.

Tear From The Jaw
Four dates for the impending Poison The Well/Glassjaw co-headlining tour have been announced and are as follows:
May 16th Pomona, CA - Glass House
May 19th Orangevale, CA - Boardwalk May 20th Modesto, CA - State Theatre May 23rd Seattle, WA - Graceland
Glassjaw's upcoming new album "Worship And Tribute" is due out on July 09th through I AM/Warner.

On The Lamb
Lamb Of God are currently taking a short break in order to focus on writing new material for their next album. At present, the band have 7 rough song skeletons completed and are expected to hit the studio to begin tracking sometime in the coming months. Band drummer Chris Adler recently commented on the new material and the bands writing process stating:
"We want to spend the time making sure the next record is everything we want it to be. Every time we write, we push ourselves over our own limits. We aren't interested in rehashing the same CD, finishing songs in the studio or taking 5 minutes to write some sing-songy crap for MTV. Our next album will be a purposeful testament to the ability of the five members in this band to push each other beyond any and all current limitations. We are going to work very hard not to dissapoint ourselves, or you. It will be pure American metal at it's very best."
In the meantime, the group have announced a handful of tentative dates, they are as follows:
April 06th Worcester, MA - The Palladium (New England Metalfest)
April 07th Syracuse, NY - Liquids (Feat. Poison The Well, Throwdown, American Nightmare, Eighteen Visions, Hopesfall, Love Is Red)
May 24th Providence, RI - TBA (Feat. Shadows Fall)
May 25th Albany, NY - TBA (Feat. Shadows Fall)
May 26th Boston, MA - TBA (Feat. Shadows Fall)
May 30th Richmond, VA - TBA (Feat. Shadows Fall)
May 31st Washington, DC - TBA (Feat. Shadows Fall)
June 01st Philadelphia, PA - TBA (Feat. Shadows Fall)
June 02nd New Jersey - TBA (Feat. Shadows Fall)

Rack' Em Up
Jerry Cantrell and Nickelback will hit the road together on a tour dubbed The Road To The Rackhouse from May 13th through till July 07th. A full listing of dates and venues for the trek will be announced shortly.

The Closest Single
Vex Red are tentatively eyeing the track "The Closest" as the next U.K. single from their latest album, "Start With A Strong And Persistent Desire". The effort is due out stateside on July 02nd through I AM/Virgin. In the meantime, the band will embark on a U.S. trek with Glassjaw shortly, at present the only known date for the tour is as follows:
May 15th West Hollywood, CA - The Troubadour (Feat. Recover)

Papa Don't Cover
Incubus, minus band frontman Brandon Boyd, are planning to team up with Ozzy Osbourne's daughter Kelly Osbourne to record a cover of Madonna's "Papa Don't Preach" together in the near future. The track will be produced by Ozzy's son Jack and will show up on the forthcoming soundtrack to MTV's "The Osbournes" show.

Todays odd loud pic:

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Apr. 3rd, 2002 | 03:56 pm
posted by: subliminalis in loud

for all you mudvayne fans


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Apr. 3rd, 2002 | 07:53 pm
posted by: witchmooon in loud

According to MetalSludge.com, the new WWF CD entitled "WWF Forceable Entry" debuted at #3 on the billboard charts. Soundscan have stated that 145,717 copies of "WWF Forceable Entry" were sold in the first week.

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METAL SLUDGE!!! (sludge cola? WHAT!?)

Apr. 3rd, 2002 | 08:18 pm
posted by: witchmooon in loud



For the most part, Album Reviews are gay. They're usually done by failed musicians who are totally bitter or some geek who has never picked up an instrument in his life. They like to use big, fancy words to show you that they are educated "journalists" and write sentences such as, "detonates a rhythmic depth charge that pulsates your soul, sucking us into the despair that lies in its wake, and the groove ladden title track rocks with reckless abandon!" Like that makes any fucking sense? They actually think their reviews mean something and should be taken seriously. And half the time when you're done reading the review you have no idea what you just read. You shouldn't need a dictionary to understand a simple rock CD review! This isn't fucking Rikki Rockett science!

So at Metal Sludge, we'll review albums in a language you can understand. You'll know if it sucks or if it's worth buying with language so simple, even a Slaughter fan would understand. We don't take any of these reviews seriously and neither should you. Why rely on our opinion you lazy bastard? Go buy the fucking CD yourself and make up your own mind. What do we know?

By the way, if one of us says a CD is good, that doesn't mean the rest of us might think so. What's cool to Jani Bon Neil might suck to Ozzy Stillbourne, and vice versa. The reviews don't reflect Metal Sludge's opinion, just the reviewers. We try to give the CDs we review to the writer who will most likely enjoy the CD, but sometimes a CD just sucks so much it's impossible to enjoy by anybody. Also, some of these reviews are done by a few Freelancers! These are people Metal Sludge knows and somewhat endorses as knowledgeable reviewers, but they only write for this part of the page.

Now here is a breakdown of the rating system.

The Cover
This is the first thing you see in a record store. Does the cover make your nuts dance? Does it part your butt hair? Does it make sense? Does it relate to the CD title? That's what we'll let you know!
1 = Generic as fuck. Probably looks like a computer printout.
2 = This sucks. Who's kidding who?
3 = Unoriginal and boring.
4 = Not quite average, but a little bit of thought went into it. A little.
5 = Since this is 5, that means it's average stupid ass. What else would a 5 out of 10 mean?
6 = Decent.
7 = This is cool. It's thought out and makes sense.
8 = This looks really good and professional.
9 = Almost perfect!
10 = A perfect cover. Probably contains nudity or something vulgar. We enjoy that shit. This is rare though.

The Booklet
Are there lyrics? Photos? Credits? Is it easy to read? Is there cool shit to look at? Here is how we'll rate the booklets.
1 = A one page panel or something probably made by Perris Records.
2 = Probably some cheap, black & white crap not worth pissing on.
3 = The typical booklet a local band would do.
4 = Almost average, but not quite.
5 = Typical shit with lyrics, thanks, and maybe a photo.
6 = A bit above average, nothing too exciting, but not bad.
7 = Better than 6!
8 = Not as good as 9!
9 = A high quality booklet with some money and thought behind it.
10 = A totally devastating booklet the probably features profanity, nudity, or all sorts of colorful shit. Well worth the price of the CD just to see. A Metal Sludge mention also gets an automatic 10.

The Songs
Probably the most important part of a CD, don't you think?
1 = You'd rather have Mike Tyson punch you in the genitals repeatedly than listen to this piece of shit.
2 = If you were to try and sell this to a used CD store, they'd slap the lips off your face, belly-to-belly suplex you through 2 flaming tables covered in thumbtacks, twist both your nipples counter clockwise, and then give you a flying reverse upside down DDT into a barrel of broken glass.
3 = This is a CD you'll hide from your friends so they don't see it in your CD collection.
4 = Not worth buying, but if you can steal it, what the hell. Use it for a beer coaster when you're done listening to it.
5 = After a week of listening to this, you'll get bored with it and move on.
6 = Good enough to listen to for a few weeks to a month.
7 = This is cool.
8 = The bomb diggity!
9 = You'll probably play this again and again like a retard until your friends get really sick and tired of listening to it and break your CD player.
10 = These albums will blow your face off and you�ll end up looking like Sloth from the Goonies. Nuff said.

Reviews are in alphabetical order, bitch. So before you head to the store and spend your food stamps on the latest CD, check out our reviews first so you know what is worth buying.


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Apr. 3rd, 2002 | 09:05 pm
posted by: immorak in loud

Megadeth R.I.P.
Dave Mustaine, founder, vocalist and lead guitarist of metal pioneers Megadeth announced today that due to a serious injury he will depart from Megadeth therefore disbanding the group after nearly 20 years together. �During the first week of January 2002�I suffered an injury that caused severe nerve damage to my left arm and hand,� said Mustaine in a statement. Doctors told him it will take a year to reach full recovery. �In the meantime,� continues Mustaine, �I will take this opportunity to reappraise my career and my future. For the time being I have decided to exit Megadeth, and explore other areas of the music business where I might make a contribution without being able to play my instrument.� �I have had a terrific time singing and playing for you while I was in Megadeth,� reads Dave Mustaine�s statement. �And I can never thank you, our fans past and present, enough for your loyalty and affection over the years.� The announcement comes one week before the release of Megadeth's live DVD titled "Rude Awakening."

Marilyn Manson Sued...Again
Marilyn Manson has been named in a wrongful death suit surrounding the car crash death of a woman last year. Maria St. John, the mother of victim Jennifer Syme, alleges that Manson gave her daughter drugs before the accident. The lawsuit that was filed yesterday claims Syme (who was Keanu Reeves former girlfriend), �was provided with various quantities of [cocaine]� by Manson at his home and that he was negligent in �instructing her to operate a motor vehicle in her incapacitated condition.� The suit claims that the next morning Syme crashed her car and died at the scene. St. John seeks unspecified damages. There has been no comment from Manson.

Manson and Culkin Unite
Marilyn Manson and Macaulay Culkin: together at last. The two will star in an upcoming film called �Party Monster,� according to marilynmanson.com. The film is based on a true story of the New York nightclub scene of the late 1980�s and 1990�s. Michael Alig (Culkin) is a Club Kid party organizer whose extravagant life is sent spiraling downwards when he boasts on television that he has killed his roommate. Manson will play a character named Christina. The movie starts production any day now and should be in theatres next year.

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