Posted: Wednesday, 11 January 2006 17:04
Thought I'd share some thoughts and news about current events in the underground and overground.
Terrorizer promises "fastest drumming ever" on their new album
Last week Century Media announced that they have signed Terrorizer. I guess most of you are aware of the talk of a reunion of Terrorizer that has been going on the last 10 (?) years. Well, now it's really in the works and we can expect a follup to the classic "World downfall". But after reading the news post at Blabbermouth I get very worried:
"There are reportedly talks of introducing classical piano parts, industrial noise parts and chants on the new record. A 13-minute-plus song is in the works as well as some of the fastest drumming ever put to tape. "
Classical piano? Chants? 13-minute-plus song? Fuck that - just give us the classic ripping Terrorizer grindcore that we want and don't fuck up the sound with attempts to be original. The demotrack at Terrorizer's mySpace page sounds too much like death metal with really downtuned guitars. I don't want that!
You know that I've spent seven weeks of my life with Jesse Pintado back in 2000 and I can't say that we bonded for life (like I did with Shane) but we've talked a lot and Jesse shared his ideas of grindcore and this description of the new Terrorizer is sort of going against that.
I am totally speaking as a fan here... Obviously!
And regarding the "fastest drumming ever" remark... No offense, Pete Sandoval, but you have got a lot to prove there. I totally love Pete's style of blasting which has been a huge inspiration for my drumming, but there are a lot of drummers that beats Pete when it comes to speed. As far as I know drumming can't be much faster than those inhuman short blasts that Flo bangs out on the latest Cryptopsy album.
Skitsystem previews "Blodskam" and it rules
The first preview from Skitsystems new album "Stigmata" is available at their website. You have to suffer a very boring and long flash intro to get to the song, but I guess it's worth it. There's a little text about the theme of the song and I heard about this a long time ago and I admire Skitsystem's sense of lyric writing. They are very good at describing the dark and gritty side of Sweden.
William writes lyrics and shoots pictures of himself in the studio
Last night I finally talked to William about the new Gadget recording and he had just sat down with a cup of tea to write some lyrics. Now THAT'S grindcore! Ha!
Anyway I'm looking forward to hear some songs once they are finished. I think they will rule. Go to their website to read a studio diary and see some photos.
Oh yeah, yesterday I happened to see a sketch for the record cover and that looks really cool aswell. Orion at Relapse is very talented indeed.
Support my local scene
Finally, I'd like to point you metal heads towards a free local demo available at this address. It's a new local act called Ruin that bashes out some hardhitting thrash/death. I especially recommend the second track "Insomnia" that sounds almost too much like Pestilence in their glory days... It's like Martin van Drunen walked into the studio! Great!