Philia Monstrum – Core Decisions is by far one of the most interesting breakcore releases I have listened to so far from the Cock Rock Disco Label (www.cockrockdisco.net). I have found myself returning to this many times since its drop in 2015.
Bass-Rave with plenty of splattered breaks, a taste of acid, A handful of gabber kicks, some breakcore brutality and a fair bit of old-school sophistication – Core Decisions is a gem that needs to played out at your party NOW!
I have been a White Zombie fan for many years, and when I found this pro-shot full live video, I knew I had to post it here. Scroll down to see the video, or if you have randomly landed here and don’t know who the band White Zombie is, I encourage you to read more.
Watch White Zombie, 1993 Live Performance
The concert video below was filmed on August 10th 1993 – in Norwalk, Connecticut, on the La Sexorcisto tour. Props to brainphreak who took the time to upload it. If you like White Zombies music as much as I do, then I am sure you will get the same excitement I felt when Rob starts doing his trademark zombie strutting around.
White Zombie (band)
In the early ’90s, one of the hottest bands on the groove-heavy metal scene was White Zombie, a four-piece with a signature style fronted and founded by writer, vocalist, and graphic artist Rob Zombie with Sean Yseult on bass, Jay Yuenger on guitar and Phil Buerstatte on drums. Phil Buerstatte sadly died in 2013.
In 1993, the band was touring on the back of the success of their critically acclaimed album La Sexorcisto: Devil Music, Vol. 1. The album featured 14 groove-heavy songs of electrifying biker metal splashed with horror cinema samples and scream-along choruses. The hit album spawned the all-time classic singles Thunder Kiss ’65 and Black Sunshine.
The band followed up La Sexorcisto with Astro-Creep: 2000 – Songs of Love, Destruction And Other Synthetic Delusions of the Electric Head, which reached 6th on the US Billboard 200. Astro-Creep: 2000 is White Zombie’s best-selling album, certified Double Platinum by the RIAA and selling over 2,600,000 copies in America since its release in 1995. Hit singles from this album include “Electric Head Pt. 2 (The Ecstasy)”, “More Human Than Human”, and “Super-Charger Heaven”.
The band split in 1998, with Rob Zombie launching a successful solo career, winning a Grammy Award for Best Metal Performance and later establishing a career as a film director, creating two of my favourite horror movies House of 1000 Corpses and The Devil’s Rejects.
This one minute ten second freestyle from Sabac Red / Non Phixion just leaves me craving for more. The track is on the Turntable Anihilists Presents: Verses Vs. Beats – Blowout album which can be found on Amazon.
I think I can be forgiven for saying I never thought I would see the likes of legendary metal bands such as Sepultura, Morbid Angel or Napalm Death in my sea side home town of Weymouth but that is exactly what has happened with both Sepultura and Morbid Angel headlining gigs at the Weymouth Pavilion and Napalm Death are booked for December. The guys at Hourglass Promotions are doing a really awesome job of breathing some life into the South Dorset music scene.
First up on my wish list was Sepultura on 29th June which sold out the venue and proved to be one of the greatest music events Weymouth has ever seen. The atmosphere was incredible and you could feel that the band and the fans knew this was a special gig. They blasted through hits such as Roots Bloody Roots, Refuse Resist and Ratamahata (see video below) and then showcased tracks from the new album Kairos. Two local bands Bull-Riff Stampede and another band that I did not see (if you know who they where let me know and I will update) provided the Support putting in energised sets that set the atmosphere for the evening. I totally recommend catching these bands live if you get the chance. You can see footage I took from the event below.