High-End New York Fashion Store Selling AUD$350 BLACK FLAG, JOY DIVISION T-Shirts

High-End New York Fashion Store Selling AUD$350 BLACK FLAG, JOY DIVISION T-Shirts

Finally, the calls of the modern-day bourgeoisie punk and metal fan have been answered. High-end New York fashion store Barneys have released a line of band shirts, including Black Flag, Joy Division, Metallica and Guns n’ Roses, but these badboys are going to set you back a little more than your $5 op-shop find. Beginning at a paltry AUD$128 for a Van Halen shirt, obviously because nobody actually likes the Van Halen , the most expensive shirt in the collection is their “distressed look” Black Flag number, clocking in at a testicle-receding AUD$350. What better way to express your inner punx on casual Fridays at the money factory (or wherever you work, Captain Richguy) than a dank shirt that you can buy for $15 anywhere else online, but ew lol. Next up is their snazzy Joy Division shirt, featuring the incredibly rare image of the album cover of Unknown Pleasures. You can snap it up for just AUD$295, the same price you can literally buy 19 identical shirts online, but again, you’re not a normiefag punk fan. There’s also Black Sabbath, The Cure, Run DMC, Motorhead, David Bowie and Pink Floyd shirts all for AUD$230 in case you’re on a budget. Rebelling against the establishment is so passe. The ultimate rebellion is support for the capitalist agenda. If you’re making your own punk merch or buying official merchandise from bands, then lol at you, you don’t even know how to properly function in a post-ironic...
NAILS Cancel European Tour Dates & Reportedly Go On Hiatus, Internet Loses Its Mind

NAILS Cancel European Tour Dates & Reportedly Go On Hiatus, Internet Loses Its Mind

The metal and hardcore community has gone into maximum potato mode after various media outlets have reported that wildly popular hardcore crossover act NAILS have cancelled their European shows and gone on hiatus, leaving many fans and detractors alike asking “Y tho”. The news came on Monday in the form of several posts by U.K promoters, with one dropping a bombshell by stating that Nails have reportedly called it a day. ”Important: Unfortunately this show has been cancelled. Nails have gone on hiatus with no plan to play live or record again. For refunds, please contact your point of purchase.” Another promoter from The Underworld in Camden, U.K, posted a similar statement to the show’s event page. Nails have copped a huge amount of critical acclaim for their most recent album You Will Never Be One Of Us, leaving behind their underground cool-guy obscurity for an unprecedented level of mainstream success. Some fans have speculated that frontman Todd Jones has buckled under the pressure and screwed the pooch, while others are hoping for something a little less dramatic. If the statements from promoters is anything to go by, however, it looks like the former may be true after all. RELATED: Album Review: Nails – ‘You Will Never Be One of Us’ With no official word from the band or Todd Jones as of yet, we’ll have to cope with shitty puns on the album name and the blistering editorial from MetalSucks, in which Axl Rosenberg called Jones a “frat house bully” and that his “power derives from anti-intellectual tribalism, machismo, and persecution.” No chill. Check out our interview with...
Wes Borland (Limp Bizkit) To Star In Own Reality TV Show

Wes Borland (Limp Bizkit) To Star In Own Reality TV Show

Limp Bizkit guitarist Wes Borland is a busy fella. Aside from his exhaustive touring schedule with the nu-metal heroes and releasing his debut solo album Crystal Machete in May, the 41-year old madman is set to star in his very own reality tv show, entitled Sight Unseen. RELATED: WES BORLAND Slaps Down Insufferable Selfie-Taking Fan Premiering on the DIY Network in the U.S on July the 13th, the show centers on Borland and his fiancee Carre Callaway as they renovate a run-down house in Detroit, Michigan. According to the official program description, “Newly engaged rockers, Wes Borland and Carre Callaway, are running headfirst into a massive fixer upper in the Motor City. They are scared and overwhelmed, but they like it that way! Both are ready to get their hands dirty and bring a historic gem back to the 21st century and call it home.” Callaway is the main songwriter and frontwoman for indie band Queen Kwong, which also features Borland on guitar. Like every show in the U.S, it will probably get cancelled after eleven minutes on air, but likely to be quality viewing nonetheless considering Borland has a reputation for being a bit of an oddball at the best of times. RELATED: LIMP BIZKIT’s Fred Durst Teaches Russian Kids About Propaganda Check out an instagram post from the man himself regarding the new show, and while we’re on the subject we may as well revisit the greatest appearance of a musician on a reality tv show with Adam Dutkiewicz from Killswitch Engage tearing it up on The Price Is Right. Our show airs tomorrow on the #diynetwork...
Omar Rodriguez-Lopez (The Mars Volta/At The The Drive In) To Release 12 Albums By End Of 2016

Omar Rodriguez-Lopez (The Mars Volta/At The The Drive In) To Release 12 Albums By End Of 2016

The Mars Volta and At The Drive In guitarist Omar Rodriguez Lopez has revealed he will release an impressive 12 solo albums by the end of 2016, amounting to one full length record every two weeks. Recorded from 2008 – 2013, the epic series begins with Sworn Virgins on July 15th, described as having a prog-rock vibe similar to that of TMV, and then Corazones on July 29th, reportedly to be a folk-pop album originally planned as a film score. The absolute madman will release the material on new label Ipecac Records, also heading back into the studio later this year with At The Drive In to record their first album since Relationship Of Command, released in 2000. In a recent interview with Rolling Stone, Lopez said he decided to release the albums after he made to decision to stop recording solo work in 2013 after the passing of his mother. ”To be quite candid, when my mother passed in 2012, just right before when At the Drive-In played, I wasn’t even there. I was not in my body. She passed one week before, and of course, as you can imagine, it made me look at everything in a different way, and it was a huge shock to my system. From that moment on, when I finally started the long road to accepting it and recuperating, I decided that I wanted to dedicate my time, while I’m still here, to collaborating with people and being a part of something and sharing things, rather than working on solo work, where I’m writing everything and doing everything and locked up in...
Slipknot’s Clown Makes Directorial Debut, Speaks Of Band’s Legacy

Slipknot’s Clown Makes Directorial Debut, Speaks Of Band’s Legacy

Slipknot percussionist M. Shawn “Clown” Crahan has spoken with U.S radio host Full Metal Jackie about his upcoming feature-length film directorial debut, entitled Officer Downe. An adaption of the graphic novel by artist Joe Casey, Officer Downe tells the story of a deceased cop who is resurrected from the dead to continue his crime fighting ways. Making its debut at the LA film festival in June, the film has garnered reasonably positive reviews so far, with one reviewer from IGN.com giving it 6.8/10. Crahan also expanded on Slipknot’s legacy as a band, echoing frontman Corey Taylor’s sentiments about being much more than just a group full of guys playing music, stating Slipknot are a “culture” and the “philosophy of Slipknot” will live on long after he’s gone. ”I used to talk to 10-year-olds in 1999, I talked to 10-year-olds in 2000. I talked to 10-year-olds in 2016. So, the crowd hasn’t changed at all. No one has changed. The older crowd has gotten older, and they’re still around but there’s a whole new crowd. There’s a whole new 10-year-olds and 14-year-olds coming to our shows. Just like in 1999, just like 2000, just like 2001 and so on and so forth. That’s what Slipknot is about. We’re a culture, we’re not really a band anymore. I say that all the time. I know people are sick of it, but that’s just the truth — we’re a culture. We are always going to be here. It’s gonna go on after I’m not here, the philosophy of Slipknot. It’s a culture. I won’t allow it to be a band. You wanna...