I have gone deep into Leo Moracchioli's Frog Leap Studios youtube channel.
Prompted by a Stranger Things reference, YouTube guitarist 331Erock created this instrumental metal version of The Neverending Story theme song. One astute commenter calls it "The Evershredding Story." P.S. Head to Germany if you want to ride Falkor IRL. (Likecool)
In this otherwise unsourced video (via Singaporean news site Mothership) we may enjoy seeing parts so finely engineered that when they are socketed together, they appear to become single blocks of metal. UPDATE: Commenter for_SCIENCE pointed out that these are made using Electrical discharge machining, which Mark posted about here. More from RandomDude: "It is […]
In the early 1990s, the burgeoning black metal scene in Norway was plagued with jealousy, violence, arson, and eventually murder. Lords of Chaos, named after Michael Moynihan and Didrik Søderlind's excellent non-fiction book, is a new film coming to theaters February 8 that tells the story of those loud, weird, dark times. Jonas Åkerlund directs […]
There's a Seinfeld-themed hardcore metal band from New York City (of course) called Grindfeld. Born out of a mutual love of Death Metal, comical observations, coffee and Hardcore, Grindfeld is a project built on the existential dread hidden just under the surface of daily life. Yes, they're real and they've got "5 Songs About Nothing." […]
Psychology professor William Forde Thompson of Australia's Macquarie University and his colleagues have published a series of scientific papers about the appeal of death metal. The scientists were surprised to learn that death metal fans aren't particularly angry or violent people and actually in a happy place whilst head-banging to the likes of Morbid Angel […]
Since Halloween is nearly here, Norwegian musical artist Leo Moracchioli (previously on BB) made a metal cover of Danny Elfman's "This is Halloween" from Tim Burton's 1993 classic The Nightmare Before Christmas. Prepare to headbang with a devil puppet. (The Awesomer)
Metallica guitarist Kirk Hammett and bassist Robert Trujillo were in Prince's hometown of Minneapolis, Minnesota earlier this week. To pay tribute to The Purple One, they played a metal rendition of his 1984 Purple Rain hit "When Doves Cry." I have to agree with what The Awesomer writes, "The whole thing is pretty cringey, but […]
A version of this song that doesn't make me want to burn down my surroundings? Yes please.
I'm always surprised when these oddball mashups work, but sometimes they just do, like with this Wham! and Slayer one by YouTube mashup guy Bill McClintock called "Careless Whisper in the Abyss." (reddit)
Since everyone's doing posts about their favorite cover of Toto's "Africa," here's my frontrunner, because it's very Norwegian: metal and ironic and funny all at once.
At Vintage Cassettes, "you will find the beatiful pictures of sealed compact cassettes." Cassettes from 1970-1990 are covered the most. Collecting vintage cassettes is a great hobby and brings all good memories back. Cassettes are organized by brands and then the years they were produced. We concentrate on the most important brands. This site try […]
Erika Rejka creates intertwined metal shapes into sculptures that can be manipulated by the viewer.
Cody from Cody's lab had some elemental tin and a new rolling press, so he decided to craft a tin can from actual tin.
Musician Rob Scallon thought it would be cool to one-up the vinyl hipsters and record some metal on century-old Edison wax cylinder recording equipment. And he was right!
'Fast' Eddie Clarke, guitarist for Motörhead during their best years, has died at 67 while in the hospital with pneumonia. With his death preceded in 2015 by Phil "Philthy Animal" Taylor and Lemmy Kilmister, the classic Motörhead lineup is now gone. From Rolling Stone: It was during Clarke's tenure with the band that Motörhead got […]
Jared Dines demonstrates several weird drum setups that not only sound good, but look pretty cool, too.