Posts Tagged ‘Dimebash’

machinehead-800x450Do not adjust the brightness on your screen because you have read the title of the article correctly. Robb Flynn of Machine Head has called out all Racists that he used to call his brothers in a brand new song. Machine Head unleashed a new track with SiriusXM called Is There Anybody Out There. In the track, there is a certain line in the song that leads you to believe that he is calling out a certain someone. “Now I stand as a father, to men with no honor, Ashamed of the racists I used to call brothers.” That certain someone that he could be talking about could be ex-Pantera/current Down frontman Phil Anselmo. Earlier in the year during the Dimebash, Phil made some remarks and gestures during the show that really pissed off the Machine Head frontman (you can read all about it here). Although I have to say that I am not entirely shocked that they decided to write and record a song that would call him out if I am being perfectly honest. Robb has always spoken his mind and I commend him for it because few in the industry have the balls to do it. I also want to add to the conversation and say that the song is pretty bad ass too. One of the things I love about the song that I love is that he adds that rapping element to the verses which could also be an FU to Phil Anselmo after Phil had told him he hated the rap era of Machine Head’s career. I wish I could share it here with all of you, but unfortunately it’s on the Sirius website, so click here to listen to the new track.

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Phil Anselmo, the former singer of Pantera and current Down frontman may have felt the heat and backlash from some anti-Semitic words and gestures he made at Dimebash 2016. He tried to offer an explanation as to why he said the words “White Power” followed by some Heil gestures by blaming it as a joke with white wine. Not everyone in the world was buying that excuse especially Robb Flynn of Machine Head who immediately went on the attack with a video he posted explaining his disgust over the situation. I also expressed my thoughts as well to the situation saying that just because of who he was, it didn’t make it OK for him to do that. Now Phil Anselmo has posted a video begging for forgiveness from the metal community and anyone that was offended by the gestures. Here is what Phil says in the video,

Philip H. Anselmo here, and I’m here to, basically, respond to all the heat I’ve been getting that I deserve completely. I was at the Dimebash and it was extremely late at night [and] there was heavy-duty talk between myself and those who love Dime. And heavy emotions were flowing, jokes were made backstage that transpired upon the stage, and it was ugly, it was uncalled for. And anyone who knows me and my true nature knows that I don’t believe in any of that; I don’t wanna be part of any group. I’m an individual and I am a thousand percent apologetic to anyone that took offense to what I said, because you should have taken offense to what I said. And I am so sorry, and I hope you just… Man, give me another chance to… Just give me another chance. I love all of you. And anyone who’s met me, anyone who knows me knows that I love all of you. Bless you.

I am not going to be Judge Dredd by giving the final say, but at least he now knows that he can’t get away with those things. He now knows that we are not going to accept those mindless gestures and just brush it to the side because of who he is. Phil needs to grasp the idea and the fact that everyone is held accountable for their actions. I am obviously going to let you be the judge of all that and if you choose to forgive him then that is your choice. Check out the video apology below:

LL-TourIf you are a fan of rockers The Veer Union, then we have some exciting news for all of you. You can catch The Veer Union on tour starting in February on the Round 2 Live And Loud Tour as the band hits the road with openers Bobaflex, Artifas, and Bridge To Grace. The starts February 18TH at the Brick By Brick in San Diego and concludes on March 27TH at the Bada Brew in Crest Hill, Ill. The Veer Union hit the road in support of their 2016 release Decade which marks ten years since the band first released their debut album. Meanwhile, Bobaflex are tour in support of their 2015 release and Monster Entertainment Awards nominated album Anything That Moves, while newcomers Artifas and Grace To Bridge tour in support of their debut albums. The Veer Union are going to look a little different on the road to those who seen the band before as every member is new except for singer Crispin Earl. Check out the tour dates below to see if they’re coming to a city near you.

The Veer Union With Bobaflex, Artifas + Bridge to Grace Tour Dates

2/18 — San Diego, Calif. @ Brick by Brick
2/19 — Phoenix, Ariz. @ Last Exit Live
2/25 — San Antonio, Texas @ Fitzgeralds
2/26 — Abilene, Texas @ Legends Rock House
2/27 — Tyler, Texas @ Clicks Live
2/28 — San Leon, Texas @ Clicks Live
2/29 — Lafayette, La. @ The District
3/02 — Slidell, La. @ The Corner Pub
3/04 — Clarksville, Tenn. @ The Warehouse
3/05 — Madison, Ala. @ 11th Frame
3/06 — Jackson, Tenn. @ The Empourium
3/09 — Tallahassee, Fla. @ Pugs Live
3/10 — Charlotte, N.C. @ Amos Southend
3/11 — Anderson, S.C. @ TJ Whispers
3/12 — Fayetteville, N.C. @ The Rock Shop
3/13 — Geensboro, N.C. @ Blind Tiger
3/16 — Charlseton, W.V. @ TBA*
3/17 — Morgantown, W.V. @ TBA*
3/19 — Hagarstown, Md. @ Hard Times Cafe*
3/25 — Kent, Ohio @ The Outpost*
3/26 — Southbend, Ind. @ TBA*
3/27 — Crest Hill, Ill. @ Bada Brew*
* no Bobaflex

The-Ghost-InsideBack in November of 2015, The Ghost Inside were involved in a bus accident outside of El Paso, Texas when their bus collided with a semi-truck. Most of the band members suffered serious injuries during the crash had to be taken to a hospital via helicopter. We have an update now on Guitarist Zach Johnson who had to have a couple of toes removed due to the accident. I will warn all of you that if you can’t take images like this then be forewarned that it looks gruesome. To see the image, please click this link.  I wish the band a safe and speedy recovery and hopefully we can see them on the road again in the future.

20130712-phil-anselmo-306x306-1373646895The ever outspoken former lead singer of Pantera/current Down singer Phil Anselmo is in some troubled waters as of late. During the Dimebash that happened last week Phil can be heard saying white power and giving the white supremist salute during the show. Now here is my issue with it, this isn’t the first time that he has done this. As we all know, he is very outspoken almost like a foot in the mouth kind of guy. Back when Superjoint Ritual were touring Ozzfest, he made some racist comments during the band’s set in Mansfield, MA. I know that because I was there and witnessed it first hand. Phi responded to the sentiment on Housecore Records Youtube page saying:

Ok folks, I’ll own this one, but dammit, I was joking, and the “inside joke of the night” was because we were drinking f—ing white wine, hahaha…
Of all f—ing things.
Some of y’all need to thicken up your skin.
There’s plenty of f—ers to pick on with a more realistic agenda.
I f—ing love everyone, I f—ing loathe everyone, and that’s that.
No apologies from me.
PHA ’16

Sad to say, but this is just Phil being Phil and there is nothing you can do about it.

hellyeah2014lineupwbrady_638If you are a fan of Hellyeah then get ready for some news that the band just delivered. Hellyeah is going to be releasing a new DVD and they just set up a new Pledgemusic account to raise money to record a new album that would be the follow up to Blood For Blood. The name of the DVD is called We’re All In This Together and it was recorded during the band’s tour of Australia back in 2015. Some of the prizes you can get by donating money to the band is a gig-played drum set from Vinnie Paul that is going for $30,000, various autographed items, personal voice messages from band members, and so much more. To check out their Pledgemusic page, go here. Tom Maxwell talked about the new record saying, “It’s all coming along great. There’s a lot of new stuff coming out that we’ve never tried before, and a lot of heavy s–t.” Chad Gray added, “There’s definitely been a change. It’s definitely not the same, but that would be boring if it was the same. Whatever you do; tune in here, pre-order the record and keep coming to the shows.” Check out the trailer to the DVD here, and stayed turned for more info as it comes.

The Dimebash is an event that takes place every year the honors the legacy of one of metal’s finest that was taken away too soon. At this years Dimebash which was also the 11TH took place in Hollywood as some of metal’s biggest names came out like Robb Flynn (Machine Head), Dave Lombardo, Phil Anselmo (Down, Ex-Pantera), Robert Trujillo (Metallica), Gary Holt (Slayer, Exodus), Phil Demmel (Machine Head), Ray Mayorga (Stone Sour), Rex Brown, and so many more. The performance I chose for all of you as the cover of the week comes courtesy of Phil Anselmo on vocals, Dave Grohl on guitar, Robert Trujillo on bass, and Dave Lombardo on drums performing Ace Of Spades as a tribute to the late Lemmy Kilmister. The audio quality isn’t perfect, but you’ll get the picture as the boys bring the noise. Listen to what Phil says before hand, it’s crazy what comes out of his mouth, but it’s funny.