White Noise: News on Rob Zombie, Meshuggah, It Dies Today, Gory Blister and More
I feel bad for my fiancée. We're a mixed couple: I love metal, she doesn't. And now, we're trying to pick the song for our first dance, because we're getting married this spring. And every one of my suggestions has been, thus far, inappropriate. Naturally, every song I think of for our first dance is some sort of a metal song, and she's not so into that. I mean, she likes some of the stuff I play in the car. She can deal with Opeth, the new Devin Townsend record, Converge and Gojira, but beyond that, she's not really a metal chick. So, we're having a hard time coming up with that first song. Any suggestions? My poor fiancée. She should really start an organization for women just like her: G.A.M.M. -- Girlfriends Against Metal Music. Anyway, it's another Monday morning, and there's some news to catch you up on, so let's get to it.
+ Meshuggah will release a live DVD in early 2010. While details have been kept under wraps, the band did say that the DVD is coming and will be in stores "in the beginning of 2010."
+ Rob Zombie's 'Hellbilly Deluxe 2' LP won't be coming out this year, it turns out. Instead, the set was moved to an undetermined 2010 date. Also, Zombie's set to make some sort of a big announcement this week. Stay tuned.
+ Maylene and the Sons of Disaster have been in the studio in recent weeks, recording a new entrance theme for WWE tag teamers Big Show and Chris Jericho called 'Crank the Walls Down.' Meanwhile, the band's song 'Step Up (I'm on It)' is being used as the official theme song for the upcoming WWE Pay Per View event Bragging Rights, and is also featured in the commercial for the upcoming 'WWE Smackdown Vs. Raw 2010' video game, which comes out Oct. 20.
+ A group of 20 students at Princeton University have launched Headbangers Inc., a student group dedicated to heavy metal.
+ Gory Blister bassist Roby Gelli was in a motorcycle accident three weeks ago, but according to the band, he is "quickly getting well, so will probably be on stage with the band on [their] next upcoming show" on Oct. 31 at Switzerland's Metalfest URI.
+ Southern Lord has signed Washington's Black Breath. They'll release the band's set 'Razor to Oblivion' is set for re-release on Nov. 10, and their debut full-length will hit stores in early 2010.
+ 3 needs fans for the filming of its 'Rabid Animals' video. If interested, send a 15-second video clip of yourself foaming at the mouth and staring at your computer screen, as if you were watching a live concert on TV. Need help foaming at the mouth? Try using toothpaste and Alka Seltzer.
+ Leng Tch'e are halfway done mixing their new album. We're looking forward to hearing this one.
+ It Dies Today had to postpone three Canadian gigs this past weekend, after the band's fill-in drummer tore a ligament in his shoulder. "We promise to make up these shows as soon as we can," the band says.