Sunday, April 7, 2013

Top 13 (Of the Week)

Sure,you know what's cool. But do you know what's really fuckin' FAR OUT? That's where Advanced Demonology takes over. Every week, (K)en and (S)wilson trudge through the murky waters of the pop culture hellscape, dredging up sparkly morsels of wonder. These are the result of our latest foray into the world of the weird, our wildest, wiggest-out picks of the week. Call it our 13 Point Program.

13. Beastmilk
Most of my entries in this week's top 13 are going to somehow be linked to the new issue of Iron Fist Magazine. I bought it on Sunday and It has influenced my every move this week. So If you got the issue yourself you might just want to skip my entries and just read Ken's because I think he got this issue last week or the week before. Beastmilk are a group from Helsinki and they sound like Jim Morrison if he was really Glenn Danzig fronting the Fall if they were really Burzim. My man Fenriz touted them a year ago on his band of the week and they were joked about in an article in Iron Fist about the new Darkthrone record.  We may have covered them here before on Advanced Demonology, or was it the Beasts of Bourbon, or maybe I'm thinking of Engine Beast? (S)

12. Lazerhawk – Disco Planet
You may be under the impression that Swilson and I have abandoned disco in favor of Satanic speed metal, but that is not the case. In fact, I'm pretty sure that disco and speed metal are actually the same thing. Just check out this bitchin' nu-disco sci-fi freakout and see what I mean. (K)

11. Darkthrone - The Underground Resistance
I'm loving the new Darkthrone record. Six hundred and sixty six pentagrams out of six hundred and sixty six.  I enjoy listening to the newer Darkthrone stuff, I like the crust punk influence. Yeah black metal purest aren't that into it,  but purists of any kind are the lamest music fans alive. And yes, There is nothing groundbreaking here. It's just a damned  rocking heavy fucking metal. We all know Fenriz is a metal master. Underground Resistance is divine proof. It fact it might become a classic record. (S)

10. The Nova Scotia Money Pit
You know, my dad was from Nova Scotia. He always said there was nothin' going on there, but clearly, he was trying to keep me from succumbing to the madness of the Money Pit. Since the 1770's, treasure hunters have been excavating a giant pit on Oak Island. Nobody knows who made the pit or why or what's in there. Some folks think Captain Kidd buried his booty deep in that hole. Some folks think the Holy Grail is in there. Folks have died digging in that pit and since no one's hit the bottom yet, it will probably continue to claim victims. You can waste a lot of time thinking about that weird hole, but this 4 minute documentary will hit all the main points. Swilson, grab a shovel, we're going to Canada. (K)

9. Penetration - Moving Targets
From 1976, A first wave punk band from Durham England. They took the name from a Stooges song so it's gotta  be good right.  Female fronted often compared to Patti Smith. I think she sounds like the singer from the X-Ray Speckz but maybe she just sounds punk in general. Awesome socially scathing lyrics, super smart if you like that sorta thing. (S)

8. Toy Place 
Listen, I collect records. Rock n' roll's never gonna let me go. But if I was free from this beast,  and if I'd had the common sense to finish college and get a decent job, I'd probably collect vintage toys from the 60's and 70's. You know, like Vincent Price Shrunken Head Kits, and Rock 'Em Sock 'Em Robots, and fuckin' Laugh In lunchboxes. Some dude in Vermont did just that, and he's got a museum with 100,000 toys in it. Sonofabitch. This mini-doc takes you inside and shows you around. Pretty amazing. (K)

 Touted as NWOAHM band (I'll let you figure that out). Zuul are pretty much a no nonsense almost gimmick free heavy metal band.  I dig the singers voice it's nether high nor low, like a dude you'd hang with drinking beers and not fearing the reaper. Zuul rules! (S)

6. Soap & Skin - Sugarbread
Anja Plaschg is some beautiful Austrian chick who composes “dark ambient” music, whatever that might be, under the name Soap & Skin.  I'm pretty confused about her whole career, to be honest, but what I do know is that she's got a new 7” out (or at least it was, I think it's sold out) called Sugarbread and it is balls-out amazing, a swooping, sweeping, cinematic epic of atom-age synthetic thunder. Wow! (K)

5. Honky - 421
Further proof that we're your done freaking' out you just want to boogie (S)

4. I Dream of Wires
Twelve minute trailer for a four hour documentary on the history of synthesizers. Holy fuck. (K)

3. The Cosmic Dead - Inner Sanctum
A cassette releases of some serious space occult jams thats got your Advanced Demonological name all over it, in blood. (S)

2. Roy Orbitron/Huge Pupils - George Harrison
For people who think that brain damaged post/pre mental breakdown  records like Oar, or Madcap Laughs, should be a musical genre all to itself and played by seemingly sane people who have ingested bath salts. I'm one of those people by the way. I'm not sure where the Roy Oribitron stops and the Huge Pupils starts but that's not the point. Point is this is really righteous. (S)

1. Chains – Dancing With My Demons
Staight outta Slovenia (!), swirling, narcotic occult doom n' roll  inspired by Death SS and Satanic weirdo Paul Chain and  hippie vampire porno flicks from 1971. This is my kinda nightmare! (K)

1 comment:

  1. I got an iPad a few weeks ago. I just found out it has a camera. I've been walking around taking random pictures of things...

    Tarman action figure

    Universal monster dolls from '74

    trashy used paperbacks

    ^^I got the Grizzly paperback from my sister for Xmas.

    That green dot on the cover is the price sticker for 10 cents. You can see where she tried to scrape it off, she was so embarrassed.

    Also, the place we're staying in New Hampshire is a half-hour away from the Funspot games arcade and videogame museum.

    I have to go there, just to walk up to that Gorf game and grip the old joystick-with-the-trigger, one more time.