EXORCISM Unveil ‘I Am God’, Cover Artwork, Tracklist, Release Date

Doomy heavy metallers EXORCISM will release their debut album, “I AM GOD“, on April 25 via GoldenCore Records/ZYX Music. The cover artwork for the CD was created by Mario Bouffier (Sacred Reich, Megaherz, Lou Reed, Iggy Pop), additional editing by Axel Wiesenauer (Killing Machine, Raven Lord) from Rock’N’Growl and Logo made by Anestis Goudas (Dimmu Borgir, Riot, Kreator, Raven Lord, Zvekan), can be seen below.

Recordings: All drums by Garry King recorded at La Foret Groupe Studio, France. All guitars by Joe Stump recorded at “The Dungeon“, Boston, MA, U.S.A. and edited and processed by Franciso Palomo, private studio, Boston, MA, U.S.A. All Bass guitars by Lucio Manca recorded at Total Master Sound, IB, Spain. All Vocals, Keyboards, Synthesizers and additional Rhythm guitars recorded and edited by Csaba Zvekan, slide guitar on “End of days” by Csaba Zvekan, additional rhythm guitars on “Voodoo Jesus” by Csaba Zvekan at Total Master Sound, IB, Spain. Mixed and Mastered by Csaba Zvekan at Total Master Sound studios, Balearic Islands, Spain.

Track Listing:

01. End Of Days
02. I Am God
03. Voodoo Jesus
04. Last Rock’N Roll
05. Master Of Evil
06. Exorcism
07. Higher
08. Stay In Hell
09. Fade The Day
10. Zero G

‘…As the Sun turns black … the end of days are near…

Csaba Zvekan (RAVEN LORDZVEKAN, ex-KILLING MACHINE) – Vocals
Joe Stump (RAVEN LORDHOLYHELL) – Guitar
Garry King (ACHILLEAZVEKAN) – Drums
Lucio Manca (RAVEN LORD, ex-SOLID VISION) – Bass

EXORCISM’s music is doomy and lush while it flows lava like down your spine, it features dark-themed lyrics and melodies that could haunt you for life.

EXORCISM recently released a video teaser for the song “ZERO G“: http://youtu.be/e0Y15GUFYxY

God created the heavens, while man creates his own Hell

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Yoko Ono Releases ‘tUnE-yArDs as YOKO’

In 2010, Yoko Ono performed several shows with the Plastic Ono Band and special guests. At the Orpheum in Los Angeles, Iggy Pop, Mike Watt, Thurston Moore, Kim Gordon, Perry Farrell, RZA, Lady Gaga, Carrie Fisher and Joseph Gordon-Levitt paid tribute to Yoko, performing songs from throughout her career.

Yoko also invited a young group she had recently fallen in love with: tUnE-yArDs, whose breakthrough album, Whokill, was still a year away. tUnE-yArDs wowed the audience and famous guests, updating the original 1972 lyrics of Yoko’s “We’re All Water.” Yoko loved their performance and urged tUnE-yArDs to record the song for this benefit single, second in a series of 10″ records, each with a different artist performing Yoko songs.

Merrill Garbus of tUnE-yArDs described the project: “Getting familiar with Yoko’s vast body of work has been a true education for me. When it came time to choose one of Yoko’s songs to cover, and then later one to remix, I had the opportunity to delve into the ground-breaking, punk-before-punk, radical, brave and brilliant work she had done, album after album. More musicians should learn Yoko’s history as a songwriter and performer — she’s been light years ahead of us for decades.” Yoko replied: “Merrill, Thank you for giving your love to “We’re All Water.” It’s incredible!”

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Also included is tUnE-yArDs’ remix of Yoko’s song “Warrior Woman,” an out-take from the Plastic Ono Band’s “Feeling The Space” album (1973). The remix is a sneak preview of a 2nd volume of the critically acclaimed Yes, I’m A Witch to be released later this year, featuring re-inventions of ONO’s catalog by an eclectic group of cutting edge artists.

The 10″ records are a limited edition of 1000 copies. On the flip side of each is a Yoko etching.

Profits from the records, and 100% of income from the downloads (at http://www.ChimeraMusic.com) are being donated by Yoko, Tune-yards and Chimera Music to the Rockaway Waterfront Alliance, who have been doing great work for one of the areas hardest hit by Hurricane Sandy, providing emergency food and shelter, and helping families and businesses get back on their feet.

On downloads purchased from iTunes in the U.S., iTunes is also donating their share of income to the cause. Thank you iTunes.

Neil Nathan Inc. Releases Obama Claymation Video

“A beautiful call to arms for the common man, an all out tooth to the curb attack on the corruption, greed, and tyranny that surround us. Neil’s voice is just as majestic when he is angry as it is when he is in love.” – Trainwrecked Society

In honor of Obama’s Second Term, Neil Nathan Inc. releases the Jumpstart Music Video off their acclaimed Power 2 The People Concept LP, Sweep The Nation. And like any 21st Century profit minded corporation in Earth’s Global Village, they outsourced production to the tiniest of Asian Tigers, The Philippines.

In it, The Obama Twins, Hope and Change, drag race each other in an all out battle to see who will Win The Future. But obstacles abound in the form of Fearless President Putin, Iranian President Ahmadenijad & His Nuclear Bomb, Angela Merkel & The Euro-Mobile, as well as The Republican Elephant & their radical counterparts, The Tea Party. But do not fret, for help is on the way from Israeli President Netanyahu, Chinese Leader Xi Jinping & His Gang of Dragons, and ultimately America’s Man of Steel, Super Bill Clinton.

Neil Nathan explains “The tune was influenced by Cheap Trick, Guided By Voices, and Iggy Pop.” Download “Jumpstart” here:http://t.opsp.in/o0HPg.

Nathan’s new record marries his two loves, rock ‘n’ roll and history. He taught history for a decade in two of NYC’s most dangerous schools, Martin Luther King, Jr. High School in Manhattan and Theodore Roosevelt High School in The Bronx. While at MLK High School, he gave his students a final exam while a SWAT Team patrolled the halls with loaded rifles searching for the shooter in their midst. The next day, the Media Circus, Jesse Jackson, and Al Sharpton descended on the school like flies, in a strange twist, Nathan taught in the classroom with the bullet dent in the door the following year. Nathan was also featured on the cover of American Teacher Magazine for directing an Annenberg funded arts education program that partnered MLK High School with New York City Opera, Jazz at Lincoln Center, and Guggenheim Museum.

Neil Nathan Inc.’s Sweep The Nation, was recently featured in Magnet Magazine, The Vinyl District, and UK’s No Ripchord Magazine.

Read the Bio and Listen to the Full Record @ http://neilnathaninc.com/stnpress

Praise For Neil Nathan Inc.
A crunchy, hard rocking masterpiece, the vocal harmonies are really stellar. Truly well crafted songs imbued with the spirit of David Bowie, Roger Waters, and Bruce Springsteen.” –
Surviving The Golden Age

“Sweep the Nation is a scintillating master work. Only Neil can weave between Neil Young, The Kinks, and Queens of the Stone Age from song to song. – Blogs N Roses

“This record is to Neil Nathan what The Wall was to Pink Floyd.” – NowThisRocks!

“Neil’s the bastard step-child of Jackson Browne and David Bowie.” – UK’s No Ripchord Magazine

“A passionate tribute to 70’s glam-rock, deftly mixing elements of power-pop and alternative rock for yummy good measure.” – JerseyBeat

“Neil’s cover of Lou Reed’s “There Is No Time” relentlessly blasts you into submission.” – Powerpopaholic

Merchandising Madness: What’s Cool and What’s Tool

Recently, an article from Metal Insider regarding strange merchandise from legendary band Slayer, piqued interest.  Some of the choices were depicted as bizarre and others possibly just intriguing.  It begs the question, “When is the band just pocketing money and when is it actually providing for the fans?”.  Much of this would depend on the individual, thus making for an opinionated debate.

The ultimate gods of merchandising of course are KISS.  It is well known that Simmons and Stanley typically put their names on anything, from coffins to potato heads.  One of our favorites, actually here in the office, just happens to be the Gruntz Dressed to Kill KISS collectibles (shown below).  Still, what makes these collectible over a potato head, or the ultimate collectible, a coffin?

KISS Gruntz Dressed to Kill figures in the PMM office

A plethora of wines have been produced lately with mainly classic rock groups as the benefactor.  The Rolling Stones, The Grateful Dead, even AC/DC have signed on to wine their wares.  Vince Neil is no stranger to lending his name to liquor, having a tequila brand and wine label.  Of course, Sammy Hagar made a small mint when selling off his Cabo Wabo Tequila and Maynard from Tool has a very legit wine orchard in Arizona (enough to have a whole documentary about it).

Other oddities include: Durex  marketing their condoms using bands from JLS to Slayer. Rammstein apparently has their own lines of sex toys.  Having seen them in concert numerous times, this actually makes a lot of sense.  Bill Wyman of the Stones endorses a metal detector.  Mastadon have a “horn” to drink from and Motorhead has a beach ball (We must confess this is in the office also- when we think Lemmy we think beach!).

Perfumes, pasta sauces, sodas, energy drinks, if the money is there the bands will come.  The line of action figure type replicas are very collectible and can increase in value rather quickly.  Motley Crue, Lemmy, Slash, Iggy Pop, Ozzy, Hendrix, Morrison, and Metallica are just a few who have been immortalized in plastic.  The bobblehead industry is booming too.  Just “head” on over to Amazon or any number of websites to check out the various bands that are represented.

Jerry Only-Misfits bobblehead in the PMM office

The bottom line is that consumers want these products.  If they did not no one would be putting the money into manufacturing the trinkets and toys and who knows what.  Let the consumer beware and judge.  If someone loves KISS so much they want to be buried in a KISS coffin, so be it.  As rock n’ roll collectors ourselves, the variety beyond the usual tees and posters is exciting and also an opportunity to laugh.  With the market for song distribution so confusing these days let the bands make the money where and when they can.  And let us put the debate to bed.  Hey, where are my Misfits slippers anyhow?