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sixth-annual-monster-entertainment-awardsIt’s that time of the year, it’s award season which can only mean one thing and that the Sixth Annual Monster Entertainment Awards is here. We have the usual categories for you guys like Bad Ass Movie Of The Year, Album Of The Year, Horror Film Of The Year, but we also have some new ones for you guys this year. We have new categories like Netflix Show Of The Year, Metal Music Video Of The Year, Rock Music Video Of The Year, Metal Single Of The Year, and Rock Single Of The Year to name a few. This year is definitely going to be better than ever and once again we are also teaming up with Mr. X’s Punchout Blog where they have Male and Female Wrestler Of The Year as well as some new ones like Match Of The Year and many more. The beautiful part of these awards is that you the fans get to pick who you want to win each category as always and that is what is beautiful cause your voice will be heard and it won’t be hacked by Russians cause Archer is on the case. What we have for you right here is the music side of the awards so check out all the categories, vote wisely, and you have until January 29TH to do so.

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Sixth Annual Monster Entertainment Awards: The Nominees

Posted: January 10, 2017 in Awards
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sixth-annual-monster-entertainment-awardsIt’s that time of the year, it’s award season which can only mean one thing and that the Sixth Annual Monster Entertainment Awards is here. We have the usual categories for you guys like Bad Ass Movie Of The Year, Album Of The Year, Horror Film Of The Year, but we also have some new ones for you guys this year. We have new categories like Netflix Show Of The Year, Metal Music Video Of The Year, Rock Music Video Of The Year, Metal Single Of The Year, and Rock Single Of The Year to name a few. This year is definitely going to be better than ever and once again we are also teaming up with Mr. X’s Punchout Blog where they have Male and Female Wrestler Of The Year as well as some new ones like Match Of The Year and many more. The beautiful part of these awards is that you the fans get to pick who you want to win each category as always and that is what is beautiful cause your voice will be heard and it won’t be hacked by Russians cause Archer is on the case. So, here are all the nominees for the Sixth Annual Monster Entertainment Awards:

The Music Side:

Album Of The Year

1. Starboy by The Weeknd

2. The Getaway by Red Hot Chili Peppers

3. Post Pop Depression by Iggy Pop

4. Hardwired… To Self Destruct by Metallica

5. Blackstar by David Bowie

6. Joanne by Lady Gaga

Rock Album Of The Year

1. Gore by Deftones

2. The Last Hero by Alter Bridge

3. Aggressive by Beartooth

4. Bad Vibrations by A Day To Remember

5. The Electric Warlock Acid Witch Satanic Orgy Celebration Dispenser by Rob Zombie

6. Unleashed by Skillet

Metal Album Of The Year

1. Hardwired… To Self Destruct by Metallica

2. Dystopia by Megadeth

3. The Stage by Avenged Sevenfold

4. Incarnate by Killswitch Engage

5. For All Kings by Anthrax

6. Transcendence by Devin Townsend Project

Extreme Metal Album Of The Year

1. King by Fleshgod Apocalypse

2. Varahtelija by Oranssi Pazuzu

3. Wildfire by Destroyer 666

4. Terminal Redux by Vektor

5. Rituals by Rotting Crist

6. In His Majesty’s Infernal Service by Witchery

Rap/Hip Hop Album Of The Year

1. The Life Of Pablo by Kayne West

2.1992 by The Game

3. Untitled Unmastered by Kendrick Lamar

4. Coloring Book by Chance The Rapper

5. Bobby Tarantino by Logic

6. Views by Drake

Metal Music Video Of The Year

1. Square Hammer by Ghost

2. The Black Pot by High On Fire

3. Shadows by Red Fang

4. Pride In Prejudice by Slayer

5. Embers By Lamb Of God

6. Insane by Korn

Rock Music Video Of The Year

1. Breaking Me Down by Escape The Fate

2. This Light I Hold by Memphis May Fire

3. 333 by Against Me!

4. Break Me by One Less Reason

5. A Quick Death In Texas by Clutch

6. A Spider In The Dark by Bobaflex

Rock Single Of The Year

1. Dark Necessities by Red Hot Chili Peppers

2. Bored To Death by Blink-182

3. Prayers/Triangles by Deftones

4. Paranoia by A Day To Remember

5. Sleeping Dogs by Zakk Wylde

6. You Have Come To The Right Place by Sixx AM

Metal Single Of The Year

1. Raise Your Horns by Amon Amarth

2. The Stage by Avenged Sevenfold

3. Blood Eagle Wings by Anthrax

4. Seal The Deal by Volbeat

5. Moth Into Flames by Metallica

6. Stormbending by Devin Townsend Project

Soundtrack Of The Year

1. Deadpool

2. Suicide Squad

3. Ghostbusters

4. Stranger Things Vol. 1

5. Trolls

6. Straight Outta Compton Soundtrack

Tour Of The Year

1. Not In This Lifetime by Guns N Roses

2. Black Sabbath The End Tour

3. Heart/Cheap Trick/Joan Jett

4. AC/DC with Axl Rose

5. Bruce Springsteen

6. Book Of Souls Tour by Iron Maiden

The Movie/TV Side

Movie Of The Year

1. Nocturnal Animals

2. Manchester By The Sea

3. Hell Or Highwater

4. Fences

5. Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

6. Deadpool

Horror Film Of The Year

1. Ouija: Origin Of Evil

2. The Conjuring 2

3. Lights Out

4. 10 Cloverfield Lane

5. Don’t Breathe

6. 31

Bad Ass Movie Of The Year

1. Jason Bourne

2. The Accountant

3. Star Trek Beyond

4. Jack Reacher

5. 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers…

6. The Magnificent Seven

Comedy Of The Year

1. Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising

2. Sausage Party

3. Dirty Grandpa

4. Why Him?

5. Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates

6. Keanu

Superhero Film Of The Year

1. Deadpool

2. Captain America: Civil War

3. Suicide Squad

4. Batman Vs Superman: Dawn Of Justice

5. X-Men: Apocalypse

6. Doctor Strange

Animated Film Of The Year

1. Zootopia

2. Sing

3. Kubo And The Two Strings

4. The Secret Life Of Pets

5. Moana

6. Trolls

Remake Of The Year

1. Ghostbusters

2. Ben Hur

3. The Magnificent Seven

4. Pete’s Dragon

5. Cabin Fever

6. Kickboxer: Vengeance

Cameo Of The Year

1. Bill Murray (Ghostbusters)

2. Keanu Reeves (Keanu)

3. Johnny Depp (Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them)

4. Chris Hemsworth (Doctor Strange)

5. Dolph Lundgren (Hail Caesar!)

6. Sigourney Weaver (Finding Dory)

Netflix Show Of The Year

1. Stranger Things

2. Luke Cage

3. Daredevil

4. Fuller House

5. Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

6. BoJack Horseman

Superhero Show Of The Year

1. Daredevil

2. Luke Cage

3. Arrow

4. The Flash

5. Supergirl

6. Gotham

Stand Up Comedy Special Of The Year

1. Hannibal Buress- Comedy Camisado

2. Theo Von- No Offense

3. Iliza Schlesinger- Confirmed Kills

4. Jim Jefferies- Freedumb

5. Russell Peters- Almost Famous

6. Kevin Hart- What Now?

 

 

 

mansonEarlier in the year, we were treated to a marvelous cover of the David Bowie and Giorgio Moroder classic Cat People by country star Shooter Jenning and shock rock master Marilyn Manson. Now the duo have released a music video for their masterful cover and the video absolutely kicks ass. The video was directed by Valenberg and Blake Judd and it takes into the world of 8-Bit video games like what we used to see with Nintendo back in the day. Shooter talked about the video saying, “I love this song, Manson’s vocals, and Valenberg’s pixel art. It’s like a Super Nintendo version of a John Carpenter film.” The video itself is very cool as it gets kind of dark with a man and a mysterious woman before we see Manson in Pixel form (which is pretty cool). The track itself was featured on Shooter Jenning’s tribute album to Moroder which is called Countach (for Giorgio) and you can actually get that here. Check out the video below:

Today we are releasing this one early because it is that special to all of us here at Moshpits and Movies. This Friday at Radio City Music Hall is the Music Of David Bowie tribute concert that will stream live online April 1ST with all proceeds donated to music education charities. All you have to do to watch is go to musicofdavidbowie.com and donate and they will send you a link to watch. One of the artists that is going to be performing at the event is none other than REM’s Michael Stipe. Michale stopped by The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon and he performed the famous Bowie track The Man Who Sold The World. The cover of the track is amazing as it’s just Michael and a piano player (who I can’t identify right now), but it’s chilling and amazing. You should definitely check it out below and check out the concert as well this Friday.

What I have here could be a cover of the week, but it’s such an odd collaboration that I just couldn’t resist having it as the single of the week. What do you get when you combine Shooter Jennings, Marilyn Manson, and David Bowie? One heck of a cover song that is and that is exactly what Jennings and Manson recorded. Shooter is gearing up to release a new album Countach (For Giorgio) which was inspired by Giorgio Moroder, the famous soundtrack composer. Shooter and Manson decided to cover the Moroder/Bowie collaboration Cat People and here is how it came about according to Jennings, “I invited him out to a party at this bar, and I said, ‘Hey, you know ‘Cat People’? You want to do that song on this record, ’cause you’d sound awesome doing it.’ And he was like, ‘I sing that song every night before I go onstage. That’s my song I warm up to.’ So one night I went over to his house at three in the morning and brought all my recording gear.” He explains how masterful Manson was saying, “What’s awesome about Manson is all the people I’ve worked with who are singers always overanalyze their performance and want to recut s–t or use a different take. He’s none of that. His house is cavernous and looks like a bordello and it was his voice echoing through the house. It was pretty intense.” Check out the track below and be on the lookout for Shooter’s record which is out on Vinyl on Feruary 26TH and digital March 11TH.

iggyFor the last two weeks, I have sort of gone classic with the artists that I chose for the album of the week (I did review Bowie’s latest). The artist I chose for this week was inspired by some news that is going around as Iggy Pop announced that he has a new album coming out that features Josh Homme of the Queens Of The Stone Age called Post Pop Depression. Josh Homme and Iggy have called the album the follow up to the 1977 album Lust For Life which was Iggy’s second collaboration with the late and great David Bowie. The album featured Iggy on Vocals, Bowie on Keyboards, Piano, and Organ, Carlos Alomar on Rhythm Guitar, Reggie Gardiner on Lead Guitar, Tony Sales on Bass, and Hunt Sales on Drums. The album remains one of Iggy’s best selling records and his highest selling album in the UK. Unfortunately at the time of the release, Elvis Presley had died and RCA reissued his whole catalog thus stealing away any promotional money for Iggy’s album. The album peaked on the Billboard Charts at #120.

David-Bowie-and-Iggy-Pop-in-the-1970s-111. Lust For Life– The opening track of the album which is by far one of my all time favs features this awesome drum beat followed by that commanding punk styled vocals from Pop. The riff was based off of The Armed Forces Network call signal which Bowie and Pop caught while waiting for a broadcast of Starsky & Hutch. 5/5

2. Sixteen– This rock and roll at it’s finest with it’s in your face riffage that reminds you of the good ole days of The Stooges and Bowie rock and roll. 4/5

3. Some Weird Sin– This is an interesting track from Pop that the music was composed by Bowie. You definitely hear the Bowie influence in it and the track seems to be about someone who feels like no one notices them. They feel the only way they can get noticed is to commit some kind of sin that will catch their attention. 4/5

4. The Passenger– It has been reported that the track is based off of a Jim Morrison poem where he looks at life like as a journey in a car. It has kind of a reggae like styled riff, but I love Pop’s vocals on this track. 5/5

5. Tonight– a track that deals with the topic of heroin use. I love the backup vocals in the beginning of the track and I love the riff too. 5/5

iggy 26. Success– a very upbeat rock and roll song on the album that pokes fun at the rock and roll business and rockstars. 4/5

7. Turn Blue– Another track on the album that deals with the issue of Heroin use. The song is very dramatic almost like it belongs in a musical. That is the best way I can describe it. 5/5

8. Neighborhood Threat– The Neo Punk classic about no matter how hot you think you are, someone somewhere could care less for you. 4/5

9. Fall in Love with Me– Another Neo Punk tune that came together from a jam session the band had. It’s a sleazy love song from Pop the way we love it. 4/5

My Final Thoughts– I am actually super happy that I chose this album because I never heard the full album before. Iggy Pop is another legend that we are fortunate to still have with us. You can definitely see the David Bowie influence as far as the music was concerned and that is OK because Bowie was brilliant. I am going to give the album 4.5 stars out of five for a final grade.

blackstarThis week, we learned of the death of a true icon when it was announced that David Bowie had passed away from Cancer at the age of 69 on January 10, 2016. On January 8, 2016, David Bowie released what would ultimately be his 26TH and final record in Blackstar. One of the album’s producers has said that Bowie was inspired by Kendrick Lamar’s To Pimp A Butterfly album as well as groups like Boards Of Canada and Death Grip. The album featured Donnie McCaslin (Flute, Saxophone, Woodwinds), Ben Monder (Guitar), Jason Lindner (Keys), Tim Lefebvre (Bass), Mark Guiliana (Drums), and of course David Bowie on vocals, acoustic guitar, and the fender guitar on a track. I do not have the album sales to date or what position the album is in because it’s still a tad bit early, but they are projecting it to sell over 130,000 in it’s first week. According to another report I read, the album is sold out on Amazon (read it here). It’s debatable as to whether his death spiked the sales up or not, but there is no denying the man’s genius when it came to music.

david-bowie-last-panthers-blackstar1. Blackstar– The title track is kind of trippy in nature as it’s called a Jazztronic track where it’s a marriage of jazz and electronic music. Bowie was and always is ahead of his time. There are a lot of mixtures of styles in this nine minute track that was originally 11 minutes long. 5/5

2. Tis a Pity She Was a Whore– The track originally appeared on David’s last album The Next Day, but was re-recorded with Donnie McCaslin playing the sax on the track. That track is pretty upbeat with some experimental sounds thrown in. 5/5

3. Lazarus– The album was meant to be a self-epitaph from Bowie according to one of the producers. The track is pretty mellow in sound and tempo compared to the previous tracks, but definitely a favorite of mine on the album. 5/5

4. Sue (Or In A Season Of Crime)– This was the other track on the album that was re-recorded with a new sax part from McClasin. 5/5

David_Bowie_-_Lazarus_cover_art5. Girl Loves Me– Another track on the album that is eerie in sound and kind of cool at the same time with some amazing string arrangements at times with a cool bass line as well. 5/5

6. Dollar Days- Another amazing song with a great piano intro. The song is very melanchaloic in the mood, but I love it. 5/5

7. I Can’t Give Everything Away– This is the last song on the record and it’s heavy on keys as well as the electronic side of it. 5/5

My Final Thoughts– It’s sad to know that this is it from David Bowie, but we were left with a present and a whole catalog of music to enjoy. The album definitely is a far cry from pop music for Bowie as he experiments on the album and thank God he did. I am giving the album five stars out of five for a final grade.