VOLUMES Frontman Calls Ex-Vocalist Michael Barr’s Solo Work ‘BARBIE MUSIC’, Hilarity Ensues

VOLUMES Frontman Calls Ex-Vocalist Michael Barr’s Solo Work ‘BARBIE MUSIC’, Hilarity Ensues

As reported by Lambgoat (original story here), VOLUMES frontman Gus Farias has lashed out to ex-member/clean vocalist Michael Barr in a Twitter tirade, stating Barr’s solo work “FUKN SUCKS ASS” (he’s not wrong tbh) and rather poignantly to “KEEP MAKING THAT BARBIE MUSIC PUSSY.” RELATED: VOLUMES Part Ways With Vocalist Michael Barr The drama unfolded when Farias launched the below tweet claiming he had just heard Barr’s solo music for the first time, following it up with several others that were retweeted by brother and fellow bandmate Diego Farias. Barr then joined in on the conversation by replying with a number of levelheaded, reasonably polite tweets, stating he wishes Farias “all the best”, but it appears ol’ buddy Gus was unwilling to return the niceties, accusing Barr of abandoning him while he was battling an addiction to heroin. Here’s the full Twitter exchange, beginning from the bottom up. What actually happened between Farias and Barr will probably never be known, but it’s quite clear from the exchange that things were strained during the time of Barr’s departure. I could say something about Farias being hugely out of line with his series of tweets, and then roast him IPHYB style, but we’ve already been threatened with legal action once this week band it’s only Monday. In case you missed Barr’s solo material, you can check out the first single he released in January 2016, Where You Been. Be warned though, it FUKN SUCKS ASS. P.S — Volumes are also not a very good band. Cheers. Michael Barr – Where You Been – Official Music Video from Michael Barr on...
The X Factor Gets Shitcanned Due To Poor Ratings

The X Factor Gets Shitcanned Due To Poor Ratings

Patti Smith once said “Good news doesn’t necessarily have to be a positive thing. Bringing good news is imparting hope to one’s fellow man” and by golly, she was right on the money. If you’re as loathsome as myself, have a propensity to thrive on Schadenfreude and laugh heartily when children fall over in the street, then this next bit of news is sure to cheer you up: X Factor has officially been cancelled. Confirming the news to normie rag TV Tonight, producers of the gutter-tier reality show have cited failing ratings as the main driver behind the decision to can the show, with Seven Network’s Head Of Programming Angus Ross saying “X Factor is not coming back….we are very hard markers on ourselves, versus others. Some numbers that may get a pass on other networks don’t get a pass mark with us. So we have a number of slots to fill and over the next couple of months we’ll be announcing a lot more.” The axing of X Factor was to be expected; with the canning of Australian Idol several years ago, it was only a matter of time before the arguably inferior X Factor was next in line on the chopping block. Nine Network’s The Voice is now the only singing-themed show left on Australian television, and it’s likely only a matter of time before that’s shitcanned as well. We hope. Why am I so joyous at the news, you ask? Don’t get me wrong — I’m not one of those insufferable fuckwits that complains about shows like X Factor and The Voice lowering the standards of...
SEVSONS Release New Song, Announce Debut Album

SEVSONS Release New Song, Announce Debut Album

Up and coming Sydney prog act SEVSONS have premiered the second track from their upcoming debut album, Ad Infinitum, due out on February 24. The new track, entitled ’Imitation/Creation’, follows debut single Nebulous, released back in October of last year. In case you’re a complete knob and have yet to check out one of the finest emerging bands in Australia, then stop playing with your tiny, ineffectual penis and hit that play button below. Pre-orders for Ad Infinitum are now available through itunes via the link below, and make sure to head over to the official Sevsons Facebook page and show them some love. Pre-order the album here:...
NE OBLIVISCARIS Part Ways With Bassist Brendan ‘Cygnus’ Brown

NE OBLIVISCARIS Part Ways With Bassist Brendan ‘Cygnus’ Brown

Melbourne-based extreme metal band Ne Obliviscaris have shocked fans with the news that they’ll be parting ways with their bassist and long-time member Brendan ‘Cygnus’ Brown. The departure was announced today via a Facebook post, with the band citing ‘irreconcilable differences’ as the reason behind the decision. After much deliberation we have decided to part ways with our bassist, Brendan ‘Cygnus’ Brown due to irreconcilable personal differences. We know this will come as a shock to our fans. Brendan has been a big part of this band for many years, and it’s a decision that has not been taken lightly. We will still be moving forward with recording our new album in the first half of 2017 as planned, and are looking forward to getting back on the road to perform for you all later this year with a new bassist on board. -NeO Many fans have expressed their sadness at the departure of Brown, praising his melodic and original playing style, feeling the band won’t quite be the same without him. However, the comments section on the post seem to suggest that there’s a more sinister reason behind the ‘irreconcilable differences’, rather than a disagreement on what direction the band is heading in which is quite often the case when a member exits a band. While here at IPHYB we’re unable to confirm or deny such accusations, it’s clear that some are perhaps privy to certain information that has been omitted from the original post from Ne Obliviscaris. Whether or not this information is in fact true, or at the very least verifiable, is another matter altogether. So...
Metalsucks Loses The Plot Over “Racist” Kid Rock Merch

Metalsucks Loses The Plot Over “Racist” Kid Rock Merch

In case you don’t keep up with the latest KID ROCK news, the five-time Grammy Award nominee (proof there is no God) caused some drama last week when he released a line of pro-Trump merch. The new collection includes a ‘Makes America Badass Again’ cap, and three t-shirts; one of which displays a map labelling the U.S states that formed a majority vote for Hillary Clinton as ‘Dumbfuckistan’, and the pro-Trump states as ‘America’. Kid Rock ripped the idea for the ‘Dumbfuckistan’ shirt directly from a meme (pronounced me–me) originating from Club Virgin 4chan, with a user posting a picture of the map in question although with said roles reversed. ‘Dumbfuckistan’ was the name given to the pro-Trump, majority-republican states, while the pro-Clinton, majority-democrat states were labelled ‘America’. In response, another user posted the following comment: ”This is precisely why Trump won. Because people are fucking tired of being called ‘Dumbfuckistan’ while being in a constant threat of being labelled “racist, idiot, misogynist” and so on when they try to defend themselves. You are the reason people are fucking tired of your “better than thou” shit. You are why Trump won.” Anon was partly correct. Aside from the obvious fact that Hillary Clinton was a fucking warmongering, email-leaking, rapist-marrying troglodyte, the Trump win can also be attributed to the bratty and elitist faction of the left who went completely off the deep end during the election cycle. Call them whatever you want; the ‘regressive’ left, the ‘authoritarian’ left, it doesn’t really matter. They are what they are, and yes, they’re partly responsible for Trump taking the top job. In...
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