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Back when they were still good: Children Of Bodom

Okay, I will admit the title of my rant may be a little bit misleading. Why you ask? Well, to be perfectly honest, I still enjoy the most recent outings to this day from Children Of Bodom. The thing is, from 1999 until about 2003, Children Of Bodom were once a really, really great band. Possibly one of the best around that time frame (when it came to the mainstream metal scene).  

Children Of Bodom were at their absolute peak with their sophomore release, Hatebreeder. The album is flawless from start to finish, with awesome catchy hooks, crushing monstrous riffs and a unique sound. It was great seeing a melodic death album in 1999 not sounding like something from At The Gates .

My personal favorite song on Hatebreeder is right above this post, so go give it a listen! Okay? Cool.


Meshuggah are releasing a new album

Meshuggah, who are one of the biggest metal bands that currently hail from Sweden, have issued an update on their official website that they’re finally releasing their first new studio album in four years.

After a long time of deep soul searching and intense wrecking of the psyches, the new album is finally done. Soon you will meet this colossus that will pulverize your being. Welcome to the other side on March 27.

Visit website here.

When asked to comment about the direction Meshuggah took on their new material, Jens Kidman said  “our new record is going to sound exactly like the last one, and the last one before that, and the last one before that one and so on.”


John Lennon: 31 years ago today

On this day 31 years ago, John Lennon was murdered outside of his apartment in New York.  He was shot in the back four times by a man named Mark David Chapman (oddly enough, he happened to get John Lennon‘s autograph earlier in the evening).  Mark David Chapman was sentenced 20 years to life and, to this day, still remains in prison

John Lennon is, without question, one of the biggest names is music history.  He wasn’t a metal musician but he and the rest of The Beatles influenced countless and countless of artists from many different musical genres.

He was a great songwriter that composed many classics over the years.  R.I.P.



GWAR guitar player dies

If you’re a fan of GWAR, then chances are you’ve  already heard that guitarist Cory Smoot was found dead yesterday.

“It is with a sense of profound loss and tragedy that the members of GWAR must announce the passing of their longtime guitarist and beloved friend Cory Smoot, also known to thousands of metal fans worldwide as Flattus Maximus. Cory was found deceased this morning as the band prepared for a border crossing. There is no word as to the cause of death and the members of GWAR are completely shocked and devastated that this has occurred.

“At this point, there is no word on arrangements and the disposition of the remainder of GWAR‘s current North American tour, nor are there any details regarding long-term plans.

“At this point, we are just dealing with the loss of our dear friend and brother, one of the most talented guitar players in metal today.

“We ask that our fans and the media be respectful of our request for privacy for those that have suffered this terrible loss. A full statement will be coming in the next day or so. In the meantime, please give your thoughts and your prayers to Cory, his family, and all the people that love him.”

Source: Blabbermouth

Now I’m not going to  pretend I was a big  GWAR fan like some would after an artist dies, but I did witness a GWAR show six years ago and it was fantastic.  When seeing  GWAR live , you get an awesome stage show,  slime/fake blood covered on you if you’re in the first few rows, fake weapons involved, violence, and a lot more that I can’t remember because I have bad memory.  Actually, I’m pretty sure I saw some boobies as well.  They just have so much crazy stuff going on.  It’s very entertaining for anyone to see live.

We at Dose Of Metal give our condolences to the family of Cory Smoot and to everyone in GWAR.


As I Lay Dying Cover 3rd Best Judas Priest song

Metalcore act As I Lay Dying recently recorded and released a classic Judas Priest song.  The song they covered was ‘Electric Eye’ and it will be appearing on As I Lay Dying‘s upcoming album, Decas, which looks to be full of remixes and cover songs.

If you’re interesting for the stream and for other information regarding the upcoming As I Lay Dying release, then check out Blabbermouth.

As for my opinion on the actual song, well… let’s just say I’d rather have a picture of Susan Boyle fully nude, tattooed on the inside of my eyelids for a day, than listen to As I lay Dying cover ‘Electric Eye one more time or anything else from their upcoming release.  My god, that was awful.

Source: Noisecreep

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