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Danzig’s ” Blackest of the Black” Tour annouced with direct support from Superjoint, and Prong

Following the Facebook page of Danzig , it was posted that the tour would kick off October 3rd and run through till Halloween.

Bands include Superjoint, Prong, Veil of Maya, and Witch Mountain. Looking like they will be in Worcester for the Rock and Shock show.

TOUR DATES OCTOBER 2015

3 SAT. – PHOENIX, AZ. MARQUEE THEATRE
5 MON. – AUSTIN, TX. STUBBS WALLER CREEK AMPHITHEATRE
7 WED. – MEMPHIS, TN. MINGLEWOOD HALL
9 FRI.- NEW ORLEANS, LA. CIVIC THEATRE
11 SUN. – BIRMINGHAM, AL. IRON CITY
12 MON. – ORLANDO, FL. HARD ROCK LIVE
14 WED. – CHARLOTTE, N.C.. THE FILLMORE
16 FRI.- PHILADELPHIA, PA. ELECTRIC FACTORY
17 SAT. – WORCESTER, MA. ‘ROCK & SHOCK’ THE PALLADIUM
18 SUN.- MONTREAL, QC. METROPOLIS
20 TUES.- PORTLAND, ME. STATE THEATRE
21 WED. – NYC, N.Y. BEST BUY THEATRE
23 FRI.- CLEVELAND, OH. AGORA THEATRE
24 SAT. – MILWAUKEE, WI. THE RAVE
25 SUN.- OMAHA, NE. SOKOL AUDITORIUM
27 TUES. – BOULDER, CO. BOULDER THEATRE
29 THUR.- SAN JOSE, CA. CITY NATIONAL CIVIC
31 SAT. HALLOWEEN- LOS ANGELES, CA. MICROSOFT THEATRE

-Badger \m/
http://www.badgersmetalbreakdown.com

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The man, The legend, Flo Mounier drummer for Cryptopsy interview #2. 12 days left and 2 more interviews to go!

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I got a chance to speak with Flo about Cryptopsy, playing the drums, going independent etc. So allow me to get right down to it.

Badger-So Flo 2015 has been pretty productive for you guys, and with the touring as well as the indiegogo campaign. You guys have been pretty busy and it looks as though 2015 will be a nonstop ride for you guys. So with that said I just have a few questions I would like to ask you.

Badger- You have been with Cryptopsy since 1992. You have seen Cryptopsy evolve into what it is today. What has that been like for you?

Flo: It’s definitely been a trip to be a part of and experience the ups and downs of Cryptopsy for over 20 years. I’ve worked with a lot of different people during this time , in and out of the band, and I’ve learnt a few things on the way ; )

Badger- You are essentially like the father of Cryptopsy, watching it grow, and shaping it for the future. How has that affected you being a part of something this big?

Flo: well I’ve never looked at it as being big or small. I look at Cryptopsy just like my playing, it’s always a work in progress. So I feel very critical about the whole thing. So it’s affect is in a way to try to be better from year to year, tour to tour and album to album.

Badger- You are a phenomenal drummer, and I have been a fan since first listening to “ Emaciate” with that said, what sort of process do you have for writing new music?

Flo: thanks for the kind words! We have used different ways of writing in the past. For the newer stuff we actually sit in studio and go over riff that Chris has recorded. We then try to structure them and piece things together. Some are already a series of riffs that fit, some are alone. So we do a general structure. When we’re happy with that we ll start throwing in traps and different bridges and more tech elements. During this whole process beats and fills come to me. Then I take the riffs home to practice and establish my parts.

Badger-Do you have a game plan for raising the bar every time?

Flo: no real game plan. If the guys and I practice hard enough from one recording to another, you ll be able to tell. In Cryptopsy we concentrate on writing songs first then speed and tech.

Badger-Because as a long time listener I can say the bar gets raised every time without a doubt.

Flo: thanks a lot, well we try and this EP has new stuff that’s pretty sick and so will the next series of EPs promise!!

Badger- Who are some of your influences for the drums?

Flo: I have so many influences it’s not even fair to name just a few but I will. In metal, Sean Reinhert, Gene Hoglan, Kenny Schalk, in other styles, Dennis Chambers, John Bonham, Dave Weckl, Chris Coleman.

Badger-I have heard the jazz in the self-titled album, so you must have some a variety of influences for both jazz and metal.

Flo: I try and enjoy listening to all sorts of different musical styles. It just expands your influential pallet therefore your creativity and ability as well.

Badger- Now that you guys have been independent. Has it made the writing process any different? Trying to deliver only the absolute best and what you want the fans to hear?

Flo: there’s less pressure to deliver something but more pressure on us to make it as good and as marketable (package wise) as possible. We have worked with a lot of different artists in the past and still have yet to find the go to guy, lol

Badger-Is there a lot of songs that you guys end up putting on a back burner as a result?

Flo: I wouldn’t say many songs cause it doesn’t get that far, but many riffs yes have been canned.

Badger-Is it more rewarding, not financially but rather emotionally and mentally putting out new music and playing out, and getting the fans reactions?

Flo: it’s totally cool when we believe in something and are happy about a new creation then see that our fans are just as stocked as we are!! Great feeling!!

Badger-And my last question which I have asked all the guys is;

If you can describe The Book Of Suffering E.P. in only five words. What would those five words be?

Flo: brutally fresh and truly catchy!

Badger-Thank you for taking the time to answer these questions if there is anything else you would like to add feel free, because the fans are listening.

Flo: thanks for the years of support, keep it coming we have lots more to offer!!!

Badger-Thanks again Flo look forward to hearing the E.P. when it comes out and seeing what the future holds for Cryptopsy.

There you have it the E.P sounds killer ( they played a song at their show in Syracuse, and it was truly a badass tune. Flo is an incredible drummer, there are tons of videos on you tube of him playing live, or in a studio, he also has his own instructional DVD for extreme metal drumming techniques.

Make sure to check out their indiegogo page to help get this E.P. brought to life by clicking on this link here; http://igg.me/at/Cryptopsy/x/10796470

check out a video of Flo and Chris explaining in their words about the campaign

There is only 12 days left on the campaign. So definitely check out the perks,  the pricing is very reasonable, and lets say you cant do a campaign shirt option, but you want to help out $1.00 will help out, and you will get a thank you video, $5.00 gets you the E.P. in digital download form. Me i am a sucker for the physical disc, but even that is $20.00 (includes shipping) and still I get the digital download. So all the options are a great deal.

So really what ever option you choose you can at least feel good to be helping out a great band, that is very influential to up and coming musicians.

-Badger

http://www.badgersmetalbreakdown.com

Chris Donaldson the man behind the killer guitar riffs for Cryptopsy

I recently got a chance to reach out to Chris Donaldson, the skilled guitar shredder for Cryptopsy.  With the band being an independent band, they are always busy, this is there 9-5 only its more of a 24-7 job. So they are busy trying to make a living, and have a life. They are back from the most recent tour and i wanted to get a quick interview in while the members had some free time.

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This is my interview with Chris,

Alright Chris so I did get a brief chance to talk to you at your last U.S. show but I wanted to ask you a few questions to help the fans get more connected.

Badger- So how has 2015 been for you so far?

Chris- 2015, mmmm it must have been amazing probably, I can’t even figure out what month we are(in), (I should put windows in my studio! Hehe)

Badger- After the Book Of Suffering E.P. is released will we be seeing any more youtube play through videos of you?

Chris – we don’t have any plans for that now, but if the demand is there, I will shred that axe for you!!

Badger-Was the Back to the U.S tour special in the sense that we haven’t seen Cryptopsy in a few years. Was it as special for you, and the rest of the band?

Chris- It was special is a sense that it was a bill that we choose in majority. It was awesome to tour with all our friends. The vibe was just fantastic! He hope all the fans felt that too!

Badger- When the Back to the U.S. tour ended, you guys drove home, unpacked, showered etc. Is there any one thing you like to do first? For example go to your favorite restaurant, listen to a local radio station, catch up on your favorite tv shows, spend time with family etc?

Chris- It really depends on where was that tour, and what time who are back home. Majority of the time, we are dead tired (for example you spent 2 hung-over days in an airport to go back to your house plus the jetlag!) so I would say, sleep! But other than that, me and Oli like to go drink at our favorite pub in Montreal “le saint-elisabeth”!!

Badger-And my last question  If you can describe The Book Of Suffering E.P. in five words. What would those five words be?

Chris-  brutal, fast, dark, melodic, experimental

Thank you very much you guys are some really stand up down to earth cool individuals, and I thoroughly enjoyed seeing you guys in Syracuse. And I look forward to hearing the new music when it comes out. I want to thank you for taking the time to answer these questions.

Chris – Peace man !!!

So there you have it, make sure you check out their indiegogo campaign, and make a contribution. They even have an option for $1.00 which they will send you a thank you video for.  here’s the link http://igg.me/at/Cryptopsy/x/10796470

but seriously if you look at the pricing, for the digital E.P. or even the physical, its a pretty damn good price. Only you can feel better that you are helping the band out.

-Badger \m/

http://www.badgersmetalbreakdown.com

Slipknot’s ” Summers Last Stand” Tour With Lamb of God @slipknot @lambofgod @MIWband @bfmvofficial

This summer Slipknot presents the “ Summers Last Stand Tour” Will be in North America  with the tour kicking off in the U.S.

7-24 West Palm Beach, FL @ Coral Sky Amphitheater

7-25 Tamp, FL, @ FL state Fairgrounds

7-26 Atlanta, GA @ Aarons Amphitheater

7-28 Detroit, MI @ DTE Energy Music Theater

7-29 Darien Center, NY @ Darien Lake PAC

7-31 Saratoga Springs, NY @ Saratoga PAC

8-1 Wantagh, NY @ Nikon at Jones beach theater

8-2 Hartford, CT @ Xfinity Theater

8-4 Mansfield, MA @ Xfinity Center

8-5 Holmdel, NJ @ PNC Bank arts Center

8-6 Burgettstown, PA @ First Niagra Pavillion

8-8 Toronto, Canada @ Molson Canadian Amphitheater

8-9 Quebec, Canada @ Heavy Montreal

8-11 Bristow, VA @ Jiffy Lube Live

8-12 Virgina beach , VA @ Farm Bureau Live @ Virginia beach

8-14 Noblesville, IN @ Klipsch music Center

8-15 Tinley Park, IL @ First Midwest Bank Amphitheater

8-16 Maryland Heights, MO @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheater

8-19 Morrison, CO @ Red Rocks Amphitheater

8-21 west Valley City, UT @ USANA Amphitheater

8-23 Auburn, WA @ White River Amphitheater

8-24 Vancouver, Canada @ Rogers Arena

8-26 Concord, CA @ Concord Pavillion

8-28 Las Vegas, NV @ MGM Resorts Village

8-29 Phoenix, AZ @ AK-Chin Pavillion

8-30 Albuquerque, NM @ Isleta Amphitheater

9-2 Austin, TX @ Austin360 Amphitheater

9-4 Woodlands, TX @ The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavillion

9-5 Dallas, TX @ Gexa Energy Pavillion

Slipknot is the headlining act, with Lamb of God, Bullet for My Valentine, and Motionless in White

**I pulled these dates from Ticketmaster http://www.ticketmaster.com/Lamb-of-God-tickets/artist/862390?tm_link=tm_edp_multiact_act2-name#artist_table_focus and from http://www.slipknot1.com/events

All I know, is I would love to see Lamb of God playing music from their upcoming album ‘VII: Sturm Und Drang

If you haven’t heard their song “ Still Echos” here is a link for the video so you can get a good listen and attack your visual cortex https://youtu.be/OCmBWOF1A0g

– Badger \m/

http://www.badgersmetalbreakdown.com

Cryptopsy’s back to the us tour!

Cryptopsy are on to the 3rd show of their tour, right now they are in Brooklyn, NY. man i wish i could have been there but i am planning on making it out to another show of theirs during this tour. Keep in mind they are an independant band, they do not have a record label and they are taking it all on themselves. What does that mean, it means you have guys using their own money to accomplish these feats. They are also crowdfunding E.P.’s to try and put out new music more often. Their current crowdfunding campaign is for  a new E.P. titled ” The Book of Suffering”.     Make sure to be a part of this great campaign, If you are not sure about whether or not to bother. DO IT!!! have you heard Flo on drums? seriously the guy is amazing. Check the guy out https://youtu.be/zCen_sEFJzs    This is what I’m talking about not good enough check out a video from a live performance a song from their last album ” Cryptopsy”  this is Two Pound torch https://youtu.be/Lnb2M-sMXas       

So get in on this Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign and lets help Cryptopsy get some new music out to us.

Check out their crowdfunding page here; https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/help-fund-cryptopsy-s-the-book-of-suffering#pledges

– Badger

Cattle Decapitation news coming soon!

Cattle annoucement

So Cattle Decapitation ( dont get hung up on the name, most of them are actually vegans) posted this on their facebook page  and the exciting part aside from a tour is NEW ALBUM DETAILS!  Wait and a NEW TRACK! All this will be released one week from yesterday  the year of our lord May 13th 2015.  ( May 20th!)  I am excited because I am still getting crushed by ” Carbon Stampede”s breakdown from their last album ” Monolith of inhumanity”.     If you are in the bay area this look like a Festival  to definitely check out.

check out their Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/cattledecapitation?fref=nf

– Badger

Psycroptic North American tour!

Metal Injection presents the Bloodletting North America tour. They are going on tour with  Arkiak, Ovid Withering and The Kennedy Veil. To be honest, I havent heard too much of the other bands, but Psycroptic I have heard, the album (Ob)Servant was great. 7/22/15 they will be playing at the Worcester Palladium in Worcester Massachusetts. The rest of the tour dates listed are here.

7/8 Los Angeles, CA – Los Globos *
7/9 Oakland, CA – Metro Opera House *
7/11 San Francisco, CA – Bay Area Deathfest @ Oakland Metro Operahouse
7/13 Seattle, WA – Studio Seven *
7/15 Denver, CO – Moon Room *
7/16 Kansas City, MO – Riot Room *
7/17 Chicago, IL – Reggie’s *
7/18 Columbus, OH – Al Rosa Villa *
7/19 Buffalo, NY – Broadway Joe’s *
7/20 Toronto, ON – Hard Luck Bar *
7/21 Montreal, QC – Petit Campus *
7/22 Worcester, MA – Palladium *
7/23 New York,NY – Black Bear Bar *
7/24 Clementon, NJ – Harper’s Pub *
7/26 Asheville, NC – New Mountain *
7/27 Tampa, FL – The Orpheum *
7/29 Austin, TX – Dirty Dog *
7/31 Albuquerque, NM – Blu Phoenix Venue *
8/1 Phoenix, AZ – Joe’s Grotto *