CLASSIC ALBUMS REVISITED: Slipknot – “Vol. 3: (The Subliminal Verses)” Turns 20


The album that would become Slipknot’s third album, and the crucial masterpiece in their history, almost didn’t happen at all. Between the hard-fought success of Iowa (Roadrunner Records), the well-documented interpersonal relationship issues between the nine band members, rising fame and pressure, side bands like Stone Sour, To My Surprise, and Murderdolls, and “off the field issues,” you couldn’t blame this band if they imploded totally around this time. However, overcoming themselves and all of these obstacles; Slipknot’s Vol. 3 (The Subliminal Versus) (a great pun on Salman Rushdie’s controversial book, The Satanic Verses, is one of their best albums, along with their debut might be their finest hour. It is certainly their biggest hit album on a lot of levels. It yielded six singles and as we like to say on the Glacially Musical podcast (where we reviewed this album), an album has a bunch of singles if it’s selling and the band is doing well on tour. Continue reading


Cruel World Festival ft. Duran Duran Interpol, Blondie, Simple Minds, Placebo, Soft Cell, Adam Ant, Ministry, Jesus and Mary Chain, Gary Numan, and More Announces Their Set Times


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Post-Punk and New Wave festival Cruel World Fest has announced its full stage times for the returning festival in the Los Angeles area next weekend. Taking place on May 11, 2024 at Brookside at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California, the festival featured Duran Duran and will also feature Interpol, Blondie, Simple Minds, Placebo, Soft Cell, Adam Ant, Ministry performing songs from their classic albums With Sympathy and Twitch, The Jesus and Mary Chain (recently seen at Roadburn Festival), Gary Numan performing The Pleasure Principle, Dreamcar, The Faint, The Stranglers, the highly anticipated reunion of Tones on Tail (Bauhaus), Dreamcar, Placebo, Soft Cell, Adam Ant, Heaven 17, Mission UK, The Stranglers, English Beat offshoot General Public, Model/Actriz, TR/ST, The Faint, ADULT., Lol Tolhurst X Budgie, The Alarm, The Faint, The Mission UK, Zanias, Nuovo Testamento, Patriarchy, Leathers, Hearsh Symmetry, Body Of Light, French Police, Balvanera and more! Tickets and information can be found at the links below. Continue reading


CONCERT REVIEW: Ministry – Gary Numan – Front Line Assembly Live at Terminal 5


How concerned are you that you missed one of the best tours of 2023? Ministry, Gary Numan, and Front Line Assembly took their spectacle on the road and blew away audiences everywhere they went. The three like-minded bands have become fast friends and the mutual respect they have for each other is evident in social media posts and comes out in stellar performances night after night. How do you top that kind of success? Do it again. Continue reading


NEW MUSIC FRIDAY: New Rock and Metal Releases 3-1-24


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Aftershock 2024 Books Slayer, Slipknot, Iron Maiden, Motley Crue, Pantera, Judas Priest, FFDP, Disturbed, Biohazard, Shadows Fall and More!


Aftershock, it’s happening! Our 2024 lineup is here and holy sh*t, this one will go down in the history books. Not only do we have Iron Maiden’s only U.S. festival play and the exclusive West Coast performance of Slayer, but also Slipknot, the first Mötley Crüe appearance at Aftershock, plus Disturbed, Five Finger Death Punch, Judas Priest, Pantera, and 130 more of your favorite artists. Continue reading


ALBUM REVIEW: Ministry – HOPIUMFORTHEMASSES


Ministry’s long career began back in 1981 and has seen many different incarnations over the proceeding 43 years with the one constant of producer/singer/multi-instrumentalist Al Jourgensen steering the ship throughout. It’s fair to say the band have had to navigate some severely choppy waters over the decades, with a revolving door style policy of other personnel joining the larger-than-life frontman in his lifelong musical pursuit, and with various controversies never too far away.Continue reading


PREVIEW: New Music Friday – Rock and Metal Releases 3-1-24


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ALBUM REVIEW: The Body and Dis Fig – Orchards Of A Futile Heaven


The Body, who are comprised of Rhode Island duo Lee Buford (drums/programming) and Chip King (guitars/vocals), are a Metal band, but not as we know it (to paraphrase Star Trek). Continue reading


Joecephus and the George Jonestown Massacre’s MC5 Tribute Album (Alice Cooper, Jello Biafra, Phil Campbell and More) Out Now



On Friday February 2nd the Rock ’n’ Roll world was saddened the passing of “Brother” Wayne Kramer, founding member and guitarist of the legendary, influential Detroit band the MC5. Issued on Black Friday, 2023 via Saustex Records Call Me Animal: A Tribute to the MC5 was never intended as a send-off for Brother Wayne, but his untimely passing makes its recent release feel even more serendipitous. Conceived by Joey “Joecephus” Killingsworth, the album was several years in the making with his band/collective Joecephus and the George Jonestown Massacre and his production partner Dik LeDoux. Kramer himself participated in the project, laying down a smoking version of “Human Being Lawnmower” with Jello Biafra.
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Alice Cooper Relaunches His “Nights With Alice Cooper” Radio Show Under New Name


Rock icon, Alice Cooper, has relaunched his long-running radio show under the name Alice’s Attic, now to be syndicated via Superadio. The show airs for five hours Monday through Thursday, with reconfigured shows on weekends. Additionally, Cooper will return to the road in the U.S. for another summer trek with Rob Zombie. Head into the article below for more.

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