In the latest episode of Talking Metal, hosts Mark Strigl and John Ostronomy discuss the launch of Fuse TV's new Talking Metal on fuse website.
The site features content not seen on the show including behind the scenes photos, additional video, blogs, the Metal Detector section which focuses on new metal, and more. The site can be accessed at this location ( http://www.fuse.tv/talkingmetal ).
Additional podcast topics include Emigrate, Speed X, and Painmuseum. Also discussed is the sneak preview of the return of Talking Metal on fuse to fuse TV tonight, Saturday, February 16 at Midnight Eastern/9 PM Pacific featuring Ozzy Osbourne, Slayer's Kerry King, God Forbid's Byron Davis, former Iced Earth/Death drummer, Richard Christy, of the Howard Stern show, cast member Metal Mike Chlasciak (Halford, Sebastian Bach, Painmuseum), and author Ian Christie. The podcast can be downloaded at this - location
BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE, currently at #4 on Billboard's Top 200 Albums charts with their sophomore release, Scream Aim Fire (Jive/Zomba) will make their US network TV debut on Wednesday, February 27 when they rock the house on ABC's Jimmy Kimmel Live. The Welsh metal-core band will play the title track from their brand new album, currently Top 30 at Rock radio, as well as 'Tears Don't Fail', one of the hit singles from their first album, The Poison. Jimmy Kimmel Live airs at 12:05 ET/11:05PM CT.
Immediately following their Kimmel appearance, Bullet For My Valentine will fly to Denver, CO where they will join fellow headliners AVENGED SEVENFOLD and ATREYU to launch the 40-plus-city North American Taste of Chaos tour on Friday, February 29. Currently, Bullet For My Valentine is enjoying international success with a sold-out headline tour of Europe and the UK, and simultaneous Top 5 chart entries for Scream Aim Fire across the globe.
Ozzy Osbourne, SLAYER's Kerry King, GOD FORBID's Byron Davis, and former ICED EARTH/DEATH drummer Richard Christy of "The Howard Stern Show" are featured in the latest "Talking Metal" podcast, which is a sneak preview of the upcoming "Talking Metal on Fuse" TV show. Cast member "Metal" Mike Chlasciak (HALFORD, SEBASTIAN BACH, PAINMUSEUM) will also appear in the first new episode, which will air on Saturday, February 16 at midnight EST/9:00 p.m. PST. Subsequent shows will air regularly on Friday nights at midnight EST/9:00 p.m. PST beginning February 22. The podcast can be downloaded at this location. iTunes users can also subscribe to "Talking Metal" for free at this location.
Online music channel RockWorld.tv has announced that they have purchased footage of THE BEATLES, LED ZEPPELIN, and JIMI HENDRIX that has been rescued from obsolete Super 8 and Betamax formats.
Uncut.co.uk reported that a new deal has been reached between RockWorld.TV and the Infernal Machine music archive to digitally clean up such lost 1960s TV broadcasts as the German music show Beat Club, among other rarely seen shows.
The remastered footage will appear sometime this year on RockWorld.tv along with addition performances from AEROSMITH, THE WHO and the GRATEFUL DEAD.
Metalheads out there made the pilot of Talking Metal on Fuse a big hit, so the network has ordered more episodes. Mark and John return to your TV later this month. First with a preview episode and then 2 new episodes the following week.
What's to come after that? Mark says "We have a bunch of interviews and jams with artists like Slash, Zakk Wylde, Killswitch, Bumblefoot, Rob Halford, Danzig, Ian Christe, Richard Christy, Byron Davis, Kory Clark, Eddie Ojeda and Soilwork in the can" for future episodes.
Talking Metal is the No 1 metal podcast on iTunes. Here is the schedule for Talking Metal on Fuse: 2/16 midnight EST / 9PM PST - a sneak peak at the Ozzy/Kerry King episode. * 2/22 - midnight EST / 9PM PST - Talking Metal on fuse - Premiere Night - 2 new 30 minute episodes back to back.
While you wait for those, check out the latest podcast featuring Richard Z. Kruspe of Emigrate and Rammstein at - Talkingmetal.com
In a commercial from Bridgestone Firestone North American Tire, LLC - airing last night during Super Bowl XLII on FOX - rock legend ALICE COOPER, fitness guru Richard Simmons, and a deer distract a driver.
The commercial has been posted at YouTube and can be viewed below...
"There were plenty of heart-stopping moments and bone-breaking tackles during Superbowl XLII, but there wasn’t a whole lot metal madness to speak of. After all, TOM PETTY played the halftime show (yawn), and most of the advertisers opted for classical, rap or classic rock as soundtracks for their mega-expensive TV spots.
The closest anyone came to really rocking out was Toyota, who used FU MANCHU’s pedal-to-the-floor 2002 song 'Mongoose' to plug the Sequoia:
The only other metal moment came during a commercial for Fox Television’s Sarah Connor Chronicles, which used DANZIG’s 'Mother' to illustrate the series storyline about a mother and son on the run from Terminator robots.
By comparison, it pales to last year, when Garmin International Inc. pulled hefty GRIM REAPER singer Steve Grimmett out of obscurity for an ass-kickin’ spot in which a GPS-armed robot reminiscent of Ultraman dukes it out with a lizard monster who resembles an origami map.
If you haven’t seen it, you owe it to yourself to check this one out:
The most metal Superbowl XLII ad that had no metal in it came from Careerbuilder.com, which ran a spot depicting a woman unhappily sitting at a computer while her boss eats and laughs. Without warning, her heart bursts out of her chest, grows legs, climbs over to her bosses desk and whips out a sign that reads “I quit.” In the end, the company’s logo falls out of the sky, demolishing the office building. If only it had all been staged to the tune of MORBID ANGELs 'Blood on My Hands'."
The time is nigh. Metal monstrosity, Dethklok, has opened its hallowed iron gates to us and allowed us a peek at their inner sanctum. Here, he are treated to blood soup, raw lamb’s bladder and a desert of chocolate chip cookies that are crispy on the outside, but soft inside, with gooey bittersweet chips that accept the flavor just so. Then, singer Nathan Explosion, guitarist Swisgaar Skwigelf and drummer Pickles seat themselves carefully on a black leather couch with eight-inch spikes protruding from the arms and between the cushions. The zillionaire musicians are flanked on either side by beefy security guards armed with Uzis and broadswords should something go awry, and as we place our recorder on a table scattered with rattlesnakes, we’re starting to feel uneasy.
Many who have gotten this close to the world’s most dangerous and popular band have not survived long enough to brag about the experience, and the way Explosion and Pickles are eying us, suggests they’re deciding whether or not to feed us to the zombies in their videogame room when we’re done. But we’ve gotten this far and we must persevere.
While the discussion becomes unsettlingly tense at time, as the interview progresses we’re feeling a kinship with these guys and hope that at the end of our allotted 30 minutes (they have an important meeting with Apple Chief executive Steve Jobs after us), we’ll be allowed to exit to our taxi and shuttle back to the airport to return home.
In the end, we’re not sure why they decide to let us to leave unharmed (maybe they need some good press after all the recent bloodshed), but the lamb’s bladder has given us a nasty case of acid reflux and the soup’s blood caused an ugly rash. The cookies were damn good, though.
In any case, after leaving the Dethklok compound we write up our story for Revolver, which runs as a Q&A in their November 2007 issue. Now with the permission of the magazine (good thing we kept those photos of their editor in an, ummm, uncompromising position), we’re able to bring a full audio podcast to you.
In the following podcast interview with Dethklok, Explosion, Skwigelf and Pickles discuss why so many people around them die, why they sued each other, how bassist Murderface doesn’t play his instrument in the studio and what’s so exciting about helium balloons. So, while the band’s heralded reality show “Metalocalypse” is on hiatus, enjoy this rare conversation with the supreme masters of metal. And, prepare to meet your maker.
Click here for a direct MP3 download of the Headbangers Ball Blog Podcast interview with Dethklok.