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SLIM JIM’s Top Ten List Of 2010

by on Dec.16, 2010, under editorials, reviews

Slim Jim’s Top Ten of 2010

The 70’s big classic rock – ball trippin’ – brain smokin’ – ear melting heavy tuneage of old is not dead. Shooter Jennings has created the heaviest album of 2010. In pure sonic fury, huge epicness, and massive songwriting. This isn’t Outlaw Country, This isn’t your daddy’s classic rock, this is Shooter Jennings and Hierophant (his band) racing along your brainwaves, fucking with all you thought you knew about music, and tainting what may come in the future. Take a little WHITE STRIPES, sprinkle some MUSE, add a dash of BLACK KEYS, smoke it with some Pink Floyd and dose repeatedly with Shooter himself, and you’ll get Black Ribbons. While the music will kick your ass, the lyrics will fuck with your brain, and the whole experience will make you think this whole fucked up industry could simply be saved if they’d just put out more solid music like this. This album should propel Shooter into Arenas and onto your grid faster than the clap takes hold of your sad tiny withered cock. But it seems the world would rather listen to the likes of sluts like Ke$ha, or 16 year old pubescent boys like Beiber than embrace the monster that is Shooter and Hierophant. WAKE UP people… If you haven’t experienced Black Ribbons… GO NOW. Do it here. You’ll thank me later. Oh, yes, Don’t Feed The Animals… And… FUCK YOU I’m FAMOUS. Did I mention there are 20 songs on this disc? 20! All of them will fuck with you, tie you in psychedelic knots and drip musical ecstasy semen out of your earholes. And don’t forget the indelible STEPHEN KING. Oh yeah, how could I forgot the title track Black Ribbons? It is quite simply the best Bruce Springsteen song that he never wrote.

ELEPAHNT MOUNTAINThe Last Days of Planet Earth
Joe Altier and Slider from BRAND NEW SIN reunite to form ELEPHANT MOUNTAIN. The best Southern tinged Hard Rock album of the last year or three, and they hail from SYRACUSE, NY! If you’ve heard of BRAND NEW SIN, and have heard their first two records, then you’ll know exactly what ELEPHANT MOUNTAIN sounds like. And you’ll love it. You can spread the herd here.

Raw. Stripped. Deeper grooves than the ones fading on your wrist. Monochromed Stereophonically challenged. Bluesier than 20 quarts of Papa’s Jambalaya. More soulful than the most devout Methodist. The more I listen to this the more I want to go find all my ex’s. And slap the unloving chaos addicted shit out of them. The ultimate break up album. As it spins right now, I’m thinking it should move UP my top ten list. Fuck it. Ten Cent Pistol just reinforced the fact. And this is now my #3 best album of 2010 (As I originally wrote this, it was set at 7). You can join the Brothers here.

FILTER The Trouble with Angels
An amazing return for FILTER. Raw, punishing, beautiful. Read my original review here.

ACCEPTBlood of the Nations
Another reunion of sorts for ACCEPT. A new singer and a new lease on life. A great album that reminds us all why ACCEPT are Fast as a Shark. Read my original review here.

More melodic than the past albums. More straight forward guitar solos than before. And more David Draiman. What more could you ask from a DISTURBED album? You can join the Asylum here.

Slash gets a bunch of singers to sing on his album instead of going around singing on theirs. Great songs, great singers like Myles Kennedy (ALTER BRIDGE), Lemmy (MOTORHEAD), Ian Astbury (THE CULT), Ozzy, Chris Cornell (AUDIOSLAVE, SOUNDGARDEN), and many more. The most notable standout track and singer is Fergie (FERGIE, BLACK EYED PEAS) on the track Beautiful Dangerous. The woman should be singing balls out Rock N Roll all the time, not this pop pap shit with BEP. She has a great voice and holds her own amongst the more traditional and legendary vocalists on this album. You can get Slashed here.

Never a big A7X fan. But after seeing them this year at the Rockstar Uproar Festival with Disturbed I found a new respect for them as a live band. I figured out my problem with the band. M. Shadows has a good voice, but as he sings about dark lyrics, and leads the crowd into chants of ‘fuck you’ his voice has a rather high range to it. Making the music seem lighter and more lilting than the lyrics therefore belying the heaviness of the music. At times making it seem rather jokish or tongue in cheek. However after seeing their amazing performance live, I now get it. And can move past the vocal issue. The album is their best by far. Blazing guitars you’ve come to expect, full stream riffs crunch and chunk along getting your head and feet involved tapping along. Definitely deserving of anyone’s top ten list. You can become the Nightmare here.

EXODUS Exhibit B: The Human Condition
EXODUS simple continues to pummel you into submission with their latest album. It is the fourth album in their return that does not fail to impress. The one drawback may simply be Rob Dukes‘ dry vocal style. But the brutal beating that you endure while listening to the album more than makes up for the lack of dimensions in his voice. Albums 6 – 10 will continue to beat the ever loving fuck out of your brain and spleen. I have no doubts about this. The band has never sounded better, tighter, or more focused than here. Which can only mean great things on the horizon for us fans. You can witness the Human Condition here.

DEATH ANGELRelentless Retribution
Any year is a good year when DEATH ANGEL releases a new album. The most important part of this is that the band promises to tour endlessly for this release. So that means we get more live Death Angel than ever before. And this boys and girls is a good thing. You can read my original review here.

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EXODUS’ new video ‘Downfall’ posted online

by on Aug.09, 2010, under news

EXODUS have posted their latest video ‘Downfall‘ off their recently released ‘Exhibit B: The Human Condition‘.
EXODUS starts their March Of Brutality Tour today with Malevolent Creation, Holy Grail, and Bonded By Blood.

March Of Brutality dates:
08/10/10 Woody’s Last Resort – Laredo, TX
08/13/10 The Cheyenne Saloon – Las Vegas, NV
08/16/10 Hawthorne Theater – Portland, OR
08/17/10 Rickshaw Theater – Vancouver, BC
08/18/10 Studio Seven – Seattle, WA
08/19/10 Neurolox – Boise, ID
08/20/10 The Complex – Salt Lake City, UT
08/21/10 Bluebird Theater – Denver, CO
08/23/10 Reggie’s Rock Club – Chicago, IL
08/24/10 The Mod Club – Toronto, ON – CANADA
08/25/10 Les Foufounes Electriques – Montreal, QC
08/27/10 The Palladium – Worcester, MA
08/28/10 The Gramercy Theater – New York, NY
08/29/10 Club Polaris – Philadelphia, PA
08/31/10 Jaxx – W. Springfield, VA
09/01/10 Peabody’s – Cleveland, OH
09/02/10 Phoenix Hill Tavern – Louisville, KY
09/03/10 The Masquerade – Atlanta, GA
09/04/10 The Social – Orlando, FL
09/05/10 Culture Room – Ft. Lauderdale, FL
09/07/10 The Door – Dallas, TX
09/08/10 Emo’s – Austin, TX
09/09/10 Club 101 – El Paso, TX
09/10/10 The Rock – Tucson, AZ
09/11/10 The Galaxy Theatre – Santa Ana, CA
09/12/10 The Avalon – Santa Clara, CA
09/13/10 New Oasis – Sparks, NV
09/14/10 Club Khaos – Amarillo, TX
09/15/10 The Marquee – Tulsa, OK
09/17/10 Big Daddy’s – Tallahassee, FL

Deemed one of metal’s most important heritage bands for the lasting – and ongoing – contributions they’ve made to the creation and sustenance of the thrash metal genre, Bay Area thrashers EXODUS teamed up once again with SchneppZone video director Jon Schnepp of Metalocalypse fame for a visually pummeling video… so pummeling, in fact, that you can hurt yourself!


For more EXODUS click here.

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EXODUS’ ROB DUKES interviewed by

by on Jun.24, 2010, under news caught up with EXODUS lead singer Rob Dukes at their record release show at The Key Club in Hollywood and spoke with him about his personal history with that particular venue, how Exhibit B: The Human Condition trumps 2007’s The Atrocity Exhibition: Exhibit A, and the band’s European touring plans.

Listen to the audio interview here. Read the live review here. View the EXODUS Photo Gallery here.

EXODUS are currently on tour in Europe playing the festival circuit and will return to North America to help kick-off Ozzfest 2010 in San Bernardino, California on August 14th and then headline the March Of Brutality Tour with Malevolent Creation, Holy Grail, and Bonded By Blood.

Tour dates & advanced ticket purchase links can be viewed here. VIP packages are also available for purchase. They include:

- ONE General Admission ticket
- Early entry to the venue (where available)
- Commemorative Meet & Greet Laminate
- Meet & Greet with EXODUS members
- Individual photo with EXODUS members
- Limited Edition poster signed by EXODUS members
- Collectible EXODUS Guitar Pick

Current EXODUS tour dates:
Jun 25 2010 Salamandra 1 Barcelona, Spain, ES
Jun 26 2010 Gods Of Metal Festival ITALY, IT
Jun 27 2010 Graspop Metal Meeting Dessel, BE, BELGIUM
Jul 1 2010 Progresja Warsaw, POLAND
Jul 2 2010 Firlej Wroclaw, POLAND
Jul 3 2010 With Full Force Festival D-Roitzschjora, GERMANY, DE
Jul 6 2010 Tochka Club Moscow, RUSSIA, RUSSIAN FEDERATION
Jul 8 2010 Getaway Rock Festival Gävle, SWEDEN, SE
Jul 10 2010 Metal Camp Tolmin, SLOVENIA, sl , SI
Aug 14 2010 San Manuel Amphitheater San Bernardino, CA
Aug 16 2010 Hawthorne Theater Portland, Oregon
Aug 17 2010 Rickshaw Theatre Vancouver, BC, CANADA
Aug 17 2010 Rickshaw Theater Vancouver, British Co
Aug 18 2010 Studio Seven Seattle, WA
Aug 19 2010 Neurolux Boise, ID
Aug 20 2010 The Complex Salt Lake City, UT
Aug 21 2010 Blue Bird Theater Denver, CO
Aug 23 2010 Reggie’s Rock Club Chicago, IL
Aug 24 2010 The Mod Club Theatre Toronto, ON
Aug 25 2010 Foufounes Electriques (Les) Montreal, QC, CANADA
Aug 27 2010 The Palladium Worcester, MA
Aug 28 2010 The Gramercy Theater New York, New York
Aug 29 2010 Club Polaris Philadelphia, PA
Aug 31 2010 Jaxx Nightclub Springfield, VA
Sep 1 2010 Peabody’s Virginia Beach, VA
Sep 2 2010 Pheonix Hill Tavern Louisville, Kentucky
Sep 3 2010 The Masquerade Atlanta, GA
Sep 4 2010 The Social Orlando, FL
Sep 5 2010 Culture Room Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
Sep 7 2010 The Door Dallas, TX
Sep 8 2010 Emo’s Austin, TX
Sep 10 2010 The Rock Tucson, AZ
Sep 11 2010 THE GALAXY THEATER SANTA ANA, California
Sep 12 2010 THE AVALON SANTA CLARA, California
Sep 12 2010 The Avalon Santa Clara, California
Sep 18 2010 Club Citta Kawasaki/Tokyo, Japan
Sep 19 2010 Club Citta Kawasaki/Tokyo, Japan
Oct 1 2010 The Kings Arms Auckland, NEW ZEALAND
Oct 2 2010 The Manning Bar Sydney, AUSTRALIA
Oct 3 2010 The Corner Hotel Melbourne, AUSTRALIA
Oct 4 2010 The HiFi Bar Brisbane, AUSTRALIA
Oct 5 2010 Amplifier Bar Perth, AUSTRALIA
Nov 26 2010 LKA Longhorn Stuttgart, GERMANY
Nov 27 2010 Turbinenhalle oberhausen, GERMANY
Nov 28 2010 Hof Ter Loo Antwerpen, BELGIUM
Nov 29 2010 Hellraiser GERMANY
Nov 29 2010 Hellraiser GERMANY
Nov 30 2010 GARAGE Saarbrücken, GERMANY
Dec 1 2010 Postbahnhof Berlin, GERMANY
Dec 2 2010 KD Vltavska Prague, CZECH REPUBLIC
Dec 2 2010 KD Vltavska Prague, CZECH REPUBLIC
Dec 3 2010 Arena Vienna, AUSTRIA
Dec 4 2010 X-Mas Festival Lichtenfels, GERMANY
Dec 5 2010 Markthalle Hamburg, GERMANY
Dec 6 2010 Amager Bio Copenhagen, DENMARK
Dec 7 2010 Betong Oslo, NORWAY
Dec 8 2010 Debaser Medis Stockholm, SWEDEN
Dec 9 2010 Voxhall Aarhus, DENMARK
Dec 10 2010 Capitol Hannover, GERMANY
Dec 11 2010 Backstage München, GERMANY
Dec 12 2010 Melkweg Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS
Dec 13 2010 Elysée Montmartre Paris, FRANCE
Dec 14 2010 Z7 Pratteln, SWITZERLAND
Dec 15 2010 Estragon Bologna, ITALY
Dec 16 2010 Cvetlicarna Mediapark Ljubljana, SLOVENIA
Dec 17 2010 Hessenhallen Gießen, GERMANY
Dec 18 2010 Eindhoven Metal Meeting Eindhoven, NETHERLANDS
Dec 19 2010 Live Music Hall Cologne, GERMANY
Jan 24 2011 Port of Miami – Island Miami, FL

For more information on EXODUS visit their MySpace page here.

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