Headed up by the incendiary vocals of Jeff Martin (Racer X, Badlands, UFO, MSG) and fret-melting wizardry of Stu Marshall (Death Dealer, Empires of Eden), with the rhythmic talents of Rev Jones (Michael Schenker) on bass and session demigod Clay T. on drums, Blasted to Static represents an uncompromising and intense odyssey from veterans of the metal scene.
How did you first get in to music? Who turned you onto rock/metal?
I came from a family of seven, everyone listened to music or played it so I was surrounded by the Beatles, Jimi Hendrix, Cream. I started out playing to 8 tracks and cassettes that my brother had tons of stuff. I do believe “Tales of Brave Ulysses” off of Disraeli Gears from Cream was one of my first learn songs. Vocal wise I didn’t start till later. Not getting laid enough as a drummer had a lot to do with it. Later hearing Ian Gillan’s voice and of course Rob Halford made me want to be a singer but I really did love Tom Jones.
In the video below, Wastewalker perform their smash hits @ Sacramento Rehearsal Studio in Sacramento, California April 12th, 2018…also appearing were Flub, Jack Ketch and many more…
Bay Area blackened funeral doom collective BARREN ALTAR will release their debut full-length next month. Titled Entrenched In The Faults Of The Earth, the morose offering was captured in the summer of 2017 with Greg Wilkinson (Graves At Sea, Necrot, Vastum) at Earhammer Studios in Oakland, California and delivers five tracks of sonic desolation. Of the record’s overall theme, the band offers, “It’s a metaphysical plea for the voluntary end of all human life, pressed to plastic, and added to the ever-growing dumpster fire that is the modern world.”
Velo Misere is formed by five black metal devotees who have been active during the last decade, manifestly or anonymously, in several bands within the Spanish underground metal scene. They debuted in 2017 with their first demo ‘Compendio de Trágicos Presagios’ and this year they’ve completed their second work, a four track EP that was released on May 1st by Hexencave Productions in CD format and Humanity’s Plague Productions on cassette.
‘Gore’ and ‘Space’. The last time these two words were haphazardly tossed into an artistic meat-grinder, out popped Ridley Scott’s masterpiece of sci-fi horror, Alien. This now-classic flick set a new standard for cinema; a standard that has yet to be surpassed (apart from 1982’s The Thing, of course). Continue reading