Friday, May 24, 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 comes in. 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. Souvenir Stand – Wherever You Go
Holy fuck. Swoon. If this doesn't melt the ice off of your black metal heart, nothin' will. Summer's coming down fast. (K)

12. The Human Beast - Vol. 1
Here is comment from the Youtube clip "Hi. I am Gillies the guitarist with HB. Nowadays I manufacture floatation tanks (aka sensory deprivation chambers) in Singapore. Ed the bassist is an advertising exec in Budapest. John the drummer is a professor of business studies in Stoke."  Yeah that sounds about right: Business, advertising - sensory deprivation. If they reformed they might be able to take over the world this time. Literally take over the world. (S)

11. Too Dark Park
“There are two communities that use this park. One is the Pagan or occultist community, and the other, of course, is the homosexual community. Interestingly enough, they go hand in hand.” Awesome. (K)

10. Electric Moon
Another band name that is just a cool combination of words thoughtlessly clipped together? I think not. This Scandinavian cult ( I'm assuming they are a cult) really is the Electric Moon. If you live in the UK you ain't going to get to see 'em because the tour was canceled in case of health problems. That's right. It was preemptively canceled because if they went on tour they are sure to get sick. Or maybe they meant the audience was sure to get sick? Orange sunshine. (S)

9. Hippie Death Goddess (of the Week)
This is Linda Francis and her boobs and her flute. Just about everything I like is in this photo. Decades later, this chick would go on to become the hippy-trippy new-age Earth mother of the “Seat of the Soul” movement. Who knows what it does? Besides fleece rich rubes? But the point is, she's still living the dream. And I bet she can still jam on that flute. (K)

8. Bram Stoker - Heavy Rock Spectacular
I hate ELP because to me it's like goofy carnival rock. Well I think I might have a different view of carnival rock if Bram Stoker made their debut at Isle of Wight instead of Emerson, Lake and Palmer. They are officially the dark overlords of carnival rock. I do declare it here and now!! (S)

7. Alizee – J'en Ai Marre
It is possible that I have posted this video before, but I just stumbled on this HD quality version, and I really think you should watch it. Empires crumble because of chicks like this, man. (K)

6. Broken Prayer
I couldn't resist this! Break neck hardcore mixed with space noises burping and zapping out of a thrift store keyboard. Riffs galore!! Weirdo deluxe!! From North Carolina!!!! get it! (S)

5. November 1964
Couple Polaroids from a very fucking crazy Halloween in the early 60's. Where? How? Who the hell is Erik? We may never know, but it's important to remember that when it's time to party, you should always party hard. (K)

 4. Dead Lord
The dead lord in this case is Phil Lynott. Introducing Lizzy-core. Why the fuck not? Originality is an illusion anyway. (S)

3. Lesbians React to Lesbian Porn
Wait, they don't use heels? Everything I know is wrong. (K)

2. Nightbitch - Chainmaker
Glenn Danzig has no clue what he's doing anymore, and Phil Lynott is dead. We already got Ramones-core and Lizzy-Core, so bring it on: Danzig-core. In fact I think this is the best Danzig album since How The Gods Kill. (S)

1. Mike Monroe – Ballad of the Lower East Side
I talked to Mike for an hour or so last week about the ol' days with Hanoi and about how he wiled away the 80's in NYC, hanging out with Hell's Angels and the tattered shards of the New York Dolls. I used to hang out down there on the weekends around that time too, to watch weird movies and buy cool shoes and T Rex t-shirts. Fuck, I think I sorta miss the Lower East Side too, and I never even lived there. Anyway, Mike's a champ and this jam is a rocker. (K)

Saturday, May 18, 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 comes in. 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. Fury
Most people know perpetual NY proto-punk Sonny Vincent from his mid 70’s snot-rock band The Testors, but a few years before that, he was cranking his amps and creating an unholy fuckin’ racket with MC5-esque power-jammers Fury. Hozac records put out an  archival 7” on blood-red wax last year. You gotta check it out, it’s like the Freak Brothers on angel dust. Heavy! (K)

12. Dirty Tricks - Dirty Tricks (1975)
A long since forgotten or maybe a never remembered British rock band.  The music was too early seventies for the mid-seventies, when everybody was looking forward to the late seventies. Well, fool's choice,  'cause this is as good as anything that anybody has ever taken a bong hit, boiler maker or blotter to, maybe even better. The singer's got crazy heavy, yet mellow ( my favorite combination) vocals and it's a riff-oh-thon from start to finish. Dig the minimalist witch sleeve. (S)

11. Witchfynde – Lost Tapes of 1975
Witchfynde was one of the more sinister NWOBHM bands. Totally into the occult. Worshipped Satan all day long. Their heyday was around ’79-’80, but these recently unearthed tapes find ‘em bashing out primitive demon-prog back in the mid 70’s! This is what happens if you’re a teenage waste-case in Britain in 1974 and the Wicker Man is your favorite movie. Wild. (K)

10. Manilla Road - Open the Gates (1985)
This week Swilson finds himself knee deep in the blood of a masterpiece of metal. Crystal Logic was awesome in it's space race theme, but 1985's Open the Gates is down right brutal. Mark Shelton is a wizard. I don't mean guitar wizard, I mean I think he's actually a wizard. Beamed through time on a wave of sound. Pulverizing!!!! (S)

9. Daft Punk VS 2001: A Space Odyssey
Remember the end of the movie when the astronaut goes astro-nuts on Jupiter and races to the heart of the sun or wherever the fuck he was going? If that ending made no sense to you, then check this out. I mean, it still doesn’t make any sense with the Daft Punk soundtrack, but it’s bitchin’! (K)

8. Night Sun - Mournin' (1972)
They drank a whole pot of coffee and they took some of these, now they're  totally wired. A record about taking speed, the lyrics are all over the place, but this is about speed. Come on… Night Sun, like the disco sun and good morning because while you were asleep these guys were up, way up. The song below is one of the "slow" numbers. (S)

7. Baby Groupies 
From the frequently alarming 70’s rock groupie blog Diamonds from the Mine, here’s some tawdry true tales of some very young – and even some pre-teen (!) - groupies and the rock n’ roll creeps (Johnny, Iggy, Syl, Stiv, etc) who slobbered on ‘em. Weirdtimes. (K)

6. Starz
So I guess everybody knows about this New Jersey rock 'n roll outfit that inspired Motley Crue and Twisted Sister but were actually better than both those bands put together.  Or maybe nobody knows. Another  mid-seventies mismatch.  In this case it was the mistake of being way too 80's for for 1975. (S)

5. Black Goddess
Crazy Nigerian movie from ’78 with a head-spinning afro-funk/experimental jazz soundtrack and visuals that are like a Brazilian spaghetti western. The whole thing will have you wandering around in circles for days.(K)

4. The Devil's Music Blog
A crate digger from Jersey posts really rare and totally unknown 45's from the golden years. Well worth the mouse click. (S)

3. Roger Corman Drive-in Channel
So, Youtube’s about to kick-start a bunch of subscription channels, and one of ‘em is from Roger Corman. Looks like a huge portion of his amazing catalog is gonna be available. Sexy nurses, women in prison, crazed killers, naked Angie Dickinson, cars that eat people, just imagine the madness and mayhem that awaits us! Finally, the goddamn internet offers up something useful. (K)

2. The Bridgewater Triangle
Bridgewater is a dumpy town about an hour outside of Boston. It’s got an asylum/prison. That’s what it’s known for. At least, that’s what it used to be known for. Turns out, there’s even weirder shit going down in Bridgewater, like giant apes and pterodactyls! I’m still not going, but it’s nice to know there’s monsters lurking just a few miles down the road. (K)

1. The Fertility Cult
Give this some time, you won't be disappointed, nothing is predictable. With clean pianos and a production that is closer to a jazz record than rock, keeping it all mellow, than blowing it out with fuzz and lyrics about devils and demons and pagan gods. Fantastic english as a second language accents.  Slow burning occult rock destined for greatness35 years from now. (S)

Friday, May 10, 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 comes in. 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. In Death It Ends
Creep out with this spectacularly ghoulish slab of retro ice-wave! Mostly instrumental, so you can make up your own spooky words and mumble 'em as you skulk around your local cemetery. (K)

12. Birds Of Maya Live
This is one of my favorite bands going right now and they really kill it live! Check out this video from 2009. But I'm starting to think it should be mandatory for all bands to have to dress up in some kind of Halloween type costume when they play.  I'm in a band and I really hate to get all dolled up too. But I know I'm wrong.Think about this music being played by guys in Dragon suits spitting blood & fire, or dressed like cave men with bloody meat hanging off of steaks. I suppose cut offs is a costume, but ya know….it's mandatory for Swedish bands to dress up. And Sweden is where rock lives! (S)

11. Weng's Chop
A bunch of the superstars of 80's cult movie zines, including Dan Taylor from Exploitation Retrospect and Greg Goodsell from Subhuman, have assembled for this glossy-covered, print-on-demand megaZine, and it's fuckin' boss. This particular issue has a spaghetti western theme, so there's stuff about Klaus Kinski's gunslinger pics and Mexican and Indian westerns and all kindsa cool shit. The newest issue is a Jess Franco special. You gotta get these! (K)

10. Agent Steel - Mad Locust Rising
UFO obsessed, and not the friendly kind, power metal from 1985 Los Angeles. I hear a Manilla Road influence and it's cool man. I can't stop blazing the last track: Let It Be Done / The Day At Guyana.  (S)

9. Dungeon Beast
Sure, you're hip to black metal and death metal and thrash metal and even industrial metal. Swilson plays “Nothing Metal”, and that works out pretty good for him. But are you hip to “Asshole Metal”? Well, let me introduce you to the reigning kings of this important new micro-genre, Dungeon Beast! It's like mid 80's doom/thrash played in a trash can! (K)

8. Good looking Israeli Defense Girls
Perhaps the most vital photo gallery you'll peruse this week. (K)

 7. Deniz Tek - Detroit
Ann Arbor born and bred. Relocated To Australia in the early 70's to bring the Detroit rock revolution down under with Radio Birdman and New Race. On his latest album he returns to Detroit a little worn and a little wiser. (S)

6. Vidunder
Swedish hippies playing downer-blues. Great soundtrack for your next all-denim weekend! (K)

5. Rolling Stones - Unreleased Decca Live Album 1972
Being that the Stones are on tour now I think it only fitting to post this amazing document I picked up off the inter-web. I dig how sloppy and ramshackle rest of the band  are up against Mick Taylor's beautiful, tight, guitar leads. It's really never been done before or since. A great case for selling your soul to the devil. Shoot smack! (S)

4. The Deathmakers
So you know when it was 1983 and you rented Faces of Death from the video store and it became apparent to you, even then, when you're were still a 14 year old numbskull, that some of the 'true death' scenes in this hodge-podge of reality horror seemed suspect at best, like the guy who parachutes into an alligator pit, or the people who sit down at a table with a hammer and bash in a monkey's skull so they can eat his brains? Well, turns out it really was all bullshit, as evidenced by this illuminaing mini-doc (from the Faces of Death blu-ray?!) featuring interviews with the SFX dudes behind the VHS madness. (K)

3. Bodega Pop Blog
Great blog. This cat buys music in the various "ethnic" Bodega's in NYC and posts it on line. Great idea. You always see those CD's on the wall behind the counter and wonder what the hell that stuff sounds like. Now we got somebody doing it for us. (S)

2. Norm McDonald Live!
First of all, all the kool kids know that Norm was the greatest SNL-er ever. Or at the very least, the most cavalier. Secondly, what the LAST thing you'd ever expect Norm to do? Exactly, a fuckin' podcast. But here he is, hosting a weekly video 'cast on Youtube, and it's a total riot. Watch him guzzle gravy and hassle his sidekick and tell tawdry Hollywood tales with pals like Kevin Nealon and Super Dave Osborne. Laffs galore! (K)

1. Paul Chain - Alkahest
This record rules. The Ex-Death SS guitar player teams up with Cathedral mad man Lee Dorian. I think it's from nineteen ninety something or other. Take note doom rockers: We need less Electric Wizard and Sleep and more Death SS/Paul Chain rip offs! (S)

Saturday, May 4, 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 comes in. 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. Nocturnal Breed
I like these dudes a lot. Savage thrash metal with a healthy interest in leather-clad ladies. Half of their promo shots (some of which are in the video) involve naked chicks. If you gotta party with metal dudes, I’d go with these creeps. Rock n’ fuckin’ roll! (K)

12. Joy
Freaked out stoned guitar abounds.They are from San Diego. You would think more music like this would come out of a groovy place like San Diego. But if you've ever been there the place is crawling with jocks and military men. I would imagine it's a hard place to be a hippie. (S)

11. Violet and Daisy
The problem with most assassins is, they’re not hot teenage chicks. This movie fixes all that. (K)

10. Sex Church
Welcome to the Sex Church! get on your knees!!! (S)

9. Under the Smogberry Trees
Seriously, I spent so many Sunday nights as a kid with the radio under my pillow listening to the Dr. Demento show. If you don’t have “Fish Heads” or “Kinko the Clown” permanently stuck in your head, you really missed out on a properly warped childhood. Holy fuck, Dr Demento, you are a goddamn gem.  Under the Smogberry Trees is an upcoming documentary about him. Should be nuts. (K)

8. Milk Music  -  Cruise Your Illusion
If you live under a rock like me,  a heavy rock, you might not be hip to these guys. Pitchfork madia plucked them out of the bunch and held them up like a poison apple a few years ago. Since then they've toured the world and been heaped with rave reviews, and have endured endless comparison to Dinosaur Jr. and SST records (how do you compare a band to entire label that had such diverse music???).  They had initially wanted to put out records just themselves, but figured out quickly that it kinda sucks to do that, so they signed to Fat Possum. Cool move. All nonsense indie-music mania aside this is a good rock 'n roll record. Better than the last one.  So keep it up Milk Music. (S)

7. Petite M’Amie
70’s Japanese boner-popping easy listening madness. I can’t even imagine what it was like living this reality. (K)

6. ASG - Blood Drive
This has some promise. Soon to be released on Relapse records. I see they are going on tour with Orange Goblin and Road Saw. I didn't know those band were still together. When I think of the roman Colosseum and gladiators fighting lions I imagine these guys playing. They are Colosseum rock!  (S)

5. They Actually Made That
New web series exposing fucked-up toys that should probably not exist, like a goddamn pregnant Barbie doll. The baby shoots out of the belly. And then it’s instantly flat again. And her make-up is still perfect throughout the ‘delivery’. Yeah, they actually made that. (K)

4. Visigoth - Final Spell
Now this is a band I would have liked to have joined when I was seven, not because of the music but I was obsessed with barbarians! The goths, vandals, the huns, and the Mongols.  This horde of infidels hails from the mysterious land known as Salt Lake City.  Burn it!!! (S)

3. Sounds of Saturn 
Saturn (the planet) emits radio waves. Really fuckin’ scary radio waves. Don’t go to Saturn, it will eat you. (K)

2. Profligate
The dead can dance, you can do the death dance and dance till you die. If you're involved with any of those death disco past times I'm guessing your listening to these Philadelphia tripsters. (S)

1. Deap Vally
Whoa! Like '74 Heart, with no access to shower facilities but lots and lots of pot. (K)