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75602762_10157591626738213_1068101045881667584_oI usually do not like to deal in speculation especially when reporting on News because until it’s proven true then it’s just an opinion. So, I have some speculation news that could be huge for the rock and metal world. Nine hours or so ago, Lizzy Borden posted a picture (to the left of this paragraph) with no caption listing them as the fourth band on a bill that already features Motley Crue, Def Leppard, and Poison. The bill is already stacked with some top talent that adding Lizzy Borden to the bill would just be absolutely maniacal and would be sure to conjure up some competition for sure as to who ruled the bill. Then around the same amount of time, the band would post this next picture below asking if their fans would be intrigued to see the show if it actually happened.

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So as far as we know, nothing is set in stone or concrete as to whether this is just wishful thinking on part of Lizzy Borden or if there is any actual truth to this. I have not seen any other rock or metal news sites post anything on this yet, but if I do see anything be sure that we will post the news, but there is one question that remains. Would you want to see Lizzy Borden added to this bill?

220px-Thir13en_Ghosts_posterI have watched horror films on almost every possible form of media for Eddie’s 31 Days Of Halloween like Youtube, VUDU, Shudder, DVD, Theater, etc. One form of media or way that I have never watched a film was through Facebook watch parties and for today I decided to check out the 2001 remake of the William Castle classic Thir13en Ghosts. Cyrus Kriticos (F. Murray Abraham) is an adventurer and collector of sorts, but they are not normal things that one collects. You see Cyrus collects ghosts that he traps in his basement of his house, but he dies on one of his hunts. Cyrus leaves the house and all of his fortunes to his nephew (Tony Shalhoub) and his family. The only problem is that they may not survive the first night in the house with all those ghosts around. The film also stars Embeth Davidtz (Bicentennial Man) as Kalina, Matthew Lillard (Ghoulies Go To College) as Dennis Rafkin, Shannon Elizabeth (American Pie) as Kathy Kriticos, Alec Roberts (Traffic) as Bobby Kriticos, JR Bourne (Cover Story) as Benjamin Moss, Rah Digga (Dr. Doolittle 2) as Maggie, Matthew Harrison (Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian) as Damon, Mikhael Speidel (Good Boy) as The Firstborn, Daniel Wesley (Masters Of Horror) as The Torso, John DeSantis (Littleman) as The Juggernaut, Herbert Duncanson (Killer Photo) as The Hammer, Craig Olejnik (In God’s Country) as The Torn Prince, and the film was directed by Steve Beck (Ghost Ship).

thirteen-ghosts-killI can’t believe that it has probably been over at least 15 years since I last watched Thir13een Ghosts and I forgot so much of what happened in the opening sequence when Cyrus gets killed. The film still has one of my all time favorite kills when the lawyer (JR Bourne) gets sliced in half by the sliding door because it was one you did not see coming if this is your first time watching it. This was a film that could have been a victim of it’s casting if you ask me, but it actually flourished because of it. Matthew Lillard with his body movements was absolutely perfect in the film as that assistant that knows he is doing something wrong, but the money is too good. Tony Shaloub was excellent as the skeptical father who has nothing and has lost so much already that he doesn’t want to lose his kids. It was a perfect storm that resulted in a film that was excellent in a world of shitty remakes. Out of all the horror remakes, this has to be one of the best along with The Evil Dead, House On Haunted Hill, etc. I still have to see the original believe or not, but I am sure they took the idea and they reinvented it for the film because the set was amazing and the ghosts were actually terrifying. The makeup department also needs a round of applause as far as how terrifying they made the ghosts look and the editing department deserves some credit too. Check out this film if you get a chance because I am giving it an B+ for a final grade.

tim-lambesis-1Back in 2013, I extensively covered the strange, but true case of one Tim Lambesis for another blog that I owned at one time. It was the most shocking case of 2013 because no one had seen this coming not even fans of his metalcore band As I Lay Dying. As I Lay Dying were one of a few metalcore bands that I respected in those times, but I haven’t listened to a single track since then. You see Tim was accused of conspiring to have his estranged wife Meaghan murdered by a hitman. He was sentenced to a six year sentence, but was released on parole in 2016 after serving three years. There was a lof mystery surrounding the frontman as to what his plans were going to be now that he was out of jail. Some rumors were going around suggesting that he was going to be bringing back As I Lay Dying, but with all new band members and as of June 1ST, that looks to be a true statement. The band released a 30 second teaser video on it’s Facebook page that showcases some new music. The only problem is that you can not tell who is on vocals, but we can only assume that it is Tim Lambesis. The question moving forward is how many people are willing to give the singer a second chance and how many will actually check out the band’s new music? How do his old band mates feel about the new music coming out as well?

How many of us have been complaining about how social media has literally taken over the world or how we complain about how stupid Facebook is. Yet, we are all addicted to it and we can’t stop using it at all. That is the very subject that Candlebox brings up with their brand new single Vexatious. Vexatious is the first single off the band’s sixth studio album Disappearing In Airports which is also the third straight album since the band reformed. Frontman Kevin Martin talked about the track saying, “Vexatious’ is about the social networking-obsessed, unlimited bragging rights society we live in, where people come off as entitled yet so insecure. Whether it’s a pop star feuding senselessly with another pop star, or people who can’t help but to take 50 different selfies in under a minute missing everything that’s happening around them, it’s a sad commentary on life that we can’t escape. Dating apps, bitching apps, secret sharing apps, apps, apps, apps-they all operate outside of any real or authentic human connection. It’s disconnect everywhere and it’s destroying us. No one cares what anyone else thinks or feels. It’s all ‘me, me, me’ and, if you ask me, it’s f–king sad.” The band is also heading out on a US tour which starts Aprril 1ST in Louisville and runs until May 7Th in Marietta, Ohio. Check out the tour dates below and check out the track below as well.

Candlebox Disappearing In Airports Tour Dates 

4/01 – Louisville, Ky. @ Mercury Ballroom
4/02 – Cincinnati, Ohio @ Bogart’s
4/03 – Indianapolis, Ind. @ The Vogue
4/05 – Dallas, Texas @ Trees
4/07 – Houston, Texas @ Scout Bar
4/08 – San Antonio, Texas @ Fitzgerald’s
4/09 – Tyler, Texas @ Click’s
4/10 – Lubbock, Texas @ Jake’s Backroom
4/12 – El Paso, Texas @ Speaking Rock Entertainment Center
4/13 – Tucson, Ariz. @ Rialto Theatre
4/16 – San Francisco, Calif. @ Slim’s
4/19 – Butte, Mont. @ Butte Depot
4/20 – Billings, Mont. @ Pub Station
4/22 – Denver, Colo. @ Marquis Theater
4/23 – Pueblo, Colo. @ Pueblo Memorial Hall
4/26 – Little Rock, Ark. @ Metroplex
4/27 – Monroe, La. @ Live Oaks
4/28 – Baton Rouge, La. @ Varsity Theatre
4/30 – Jacksonville, Fla. @ Welcome to Rockville*
5/03 – Annapolis, Md. @ Rams Head Tavern
5/05 – Nashville, Tenn. @ 12th and Porter
5/06 – Charlotte, N.C. @ Carolina Rebellion*
5/07 – Marietta, Ohio @ The Adelphia Music Hall

* festival appearance

Richrath-630x420Whether you loved them or you hated them, you definitely respected them I had love for arena rockers REO Speedwagon and so I’m saddened to announced that former REO Speedwagon guitarist Gary Richrath has passed away at the age of 65. Fans were treated to the news via Speedwagon’s Facebook page as Kevin Cronin posted his thoughts saying, I feel so sad. Gary was both a unique guitarist and songwriter, and the embodiment of the tough guy with a heart of gold. I learned most of what I know about being in a rock band from Gary Richrath. The entire REO Family mourns his death and shares in the grief of his family, friends, and fans. These words do not come close to expressing the depth of emotions I am feeling at this time.” Gary was an integral part of the band’s unique sound and was with the band right up until 1989 where he left and released one solo record (On The Strong Survive). I’ll never forget the first time I heard Ridin’ The Storm Out which is one of the most amazing rock songs from that time and era. The song still kicks ass to this day. Not to mention, he obviously scored some major hits with the band on tracks like Take It On The Run, Can’t Fight This Feeling, Keep On Loving You, Time For Me To Fly, and so many more. He will be missed, R.I.P. Gary Richrath (1949-2015)

IMG_3319I just wanted to give you guys a quick update on some things that we are going to be doing on here as far as using social media to help us out. It’s been a little while since I started Moshpits & Movies the blog, but after a long time we finally have a Facebook page. I was posting a lot of the posts from this blog to a page for my one shot podcast that I created, but things have officially changed. So, if you want to stay up to date with everything on the Facebook page to make it easier to know when we post a new article and any of the competitions we do here as well, just go to www.facebook.com/moshpitsandmovies and like the page. I also wanted to update you on what is coming soon on Moshpits And Movies as far as blogging. For this week’s album of the week, we are going to be reviewing an album to coincide with a release of a film about the most dangerous group in the world so you’ll want to stay tuned for that. We should have part two of When Metal Bands Fight: Phil Anselmo Vs Vinnie Paul coming very soon. So, what are you waiting for? Get to the page and like it.

Zombeavers 3There are some titles that you see online that you just can’t pass up especially when one of your posts is called Cheeseball Cinema. The minute I saw a post on Facebook about Zombeavers, I immediately knew that this was a film that was going to end up being a Cheeseball Cinema post. Three sorority sisters are on their way to the country side for a boys free weekend getaway. You see Jenn (Lexi Atkins) found out that her boyfriend cheated on her so Mary (Rachel Melvin) and Zoe (Cortney Palm) decide to take her out without any distractions until the boyfriends show up anyways. The only problem with it all is they din’t realize some toxic waste was dumped onto a beaver dam turning all of the beavers at the lake in zombie beavers. Now, they’ll have to try their best to escape the country side before they get eaten alive by beavers. The film also stars Hutch Dano (Ramona And Beezus) as Sam, Jake Weary (It Follows) as Tommy, Peter Gilroy (The Wedding Ringer) as Buck, Rex Linn (Cliffhanger) as Smyth, Brent Briscoe (The Dark Knight Rises) as Winston, Bill Burr (The Heat) as Joseph, John Mayer (Get Hard) as Luke, Robert R Shafer (Psycho Cop) as the trucker, and the film was directed by Jordan Rubin (Crank Yankers).

zombeavers 4Can I just tell you how fantastically cheesy this film really is because I frigging loved it. This may be the new Sharknado unless they never make another Zombeavers ever again which would be a shame cause everyone jumps on the idea of making sequels. The film for some reason does not follow the typical rules of horror flicks where there is the slutty girl, the girl with a crushing secret, and the hurt/good girl. Now using your own better judgment and given the amount of research available, who lives and who dies? Nine times out of ten I am right on the money of who lives and who dies, but this film will fool you and that was a pleasant surprise. As far as T&A is concerned, there is one whole scene where Zoe is topless for a good amount of time, but other than that there is no more T&A for you b-movie fans. I have to also say that the acting isn’t that bad, just some of the writing was cheesy and that is forgivable at times. No the beavers itself were a little cheesy as you could tell that they were animatronics, but that is another part that just makes it more fun. All I am going to say is check out what happens to the humans when they are bitten by zombie beavers and Bill Burr’s cameo with Jon Mayer is excellent. On a scale of one being close to an A-List Hollywood film and five being the cheesiest film of all time I am going to give this film a 3.5 for a final grade. The movie is available on Netflix as we speak so go and check it out.

whats wrong with peopleThe first time I watched Sebastian Maniscalco was on a stand up special he had on Showtime and he instantly became one of my favorite comedians because I could easily relate to everything he talked about. So, for today’s Tuesday Stand Up, I went to Netflix and I found one of Sebastian’s comedy specials from 2012 called What’s Wrong With People? The Special was taped at the Margaret A. Webb Theater in Santa Ana, California back in January of 2012 and it’s basically Sebastian trying to make sense of what is wrong with society today. He takes traditions he grew up with in his Italian-American home and he compares it to how people are living today and do not be surprised if you can relate to any of it. He’ll tackle everything from going to the grocery store to why you can’t even answer the door for anyone today. He talks about jury duty to going to the club and why kids aren’t really as special as you think they are. Sebastian just can’t go anywhere without getting upset about how people act today and he airs it out completely.

sebastian maniscalcoAs I said in the above paragraph, I can totally relate to what Sebastian talks about because people him and me, we grew up in a different time where no one got a ribbon for coming in fifth place and you were never proud to show your parents because it was either first or nothing. One of my favorite segments besides the obvious your kid isn’t that special was the night club segment. He goes through how it differs from yesterday to today where guys basically had respect for woman where as today, they are just constantly on top of women. One of the other funniest segments in my opinion was when Sebastian talked about teaching his immigrant father how to use the internet because I am doing the same thing, but with my mother. The worst thing I did was sign her up on Facebook. The other great thing about his act is the facial expressions he makes to further emphasize the point he is trying to make is gold. If you get a chance, i definitely recommend that you check out Sebastian Maniscalco anywhere you can. I am giving this special an A- for a final grade.

R-4709661-1543246720-9179.jpegIn the heart of the 80’s Sunset Strip scene in Los Angeles in 1988 rose a band called Young Gunns with it’s founding members guitarist Benny Rhynedance and singer Drew Hannah already in place. Already having been around the scene since 1986, the band recruited what would be the staple line up for the band’s eventual name change to Wildside with Randy Rhoads prodigy Brent Woods on guitar, bassist Mark Simon, and drummer Jimmy D. The band would play around Hollywood for the next two years before a bidding war took place between famed label Capitol Records and Polygram. Eventually, Capitol Records would win and the band was off to record their debut album with legendary producer Andy Johns. The band would record their album in secret at Eddie Van Halen’s own studio 5150 being the first band outside of Van Halen to ever record there. Under The Influence was born, but unfortunately like so many great hard rock bands, they would soon fall victim to the plague known as Grunge music. In 1992, Nirvana led a charge that would instantly kill one of the great decades and genre’s of hard rock almost overnight. With all the labels changing their minds and them going to the grunge sound, bands like Wildside were never given a fair chance. The album was released on May 5, 1992 to very little fanfare, but when I discovered over a year ago, I was blown away by how impressive the band’s debut really was.

bigHang On Lucy is the first track on the record and what a way to start off a record. It’s sleazy and the guitars are raunchy as hell as the band sings about a hooker in LA. It’s a song that is meant to be heard at very high volumes as you feel the swagger the band posses. So Far Away is the next song on the record and it shows you the band can write amazing songs with clean guitars during the verses and some amazing harmonizing during the chorus. After the first verse there is a quick guitar solo that absolutely rips and is strategically placed in the right spot. Monkey See, Monkey Do has a classic 80’s glam rock sound to it where it has that funky bass line throughout. By 1992, every band wrote ballads that had the verses with clean channel guitars and a chorus that rips like what is present in Just Another Night. Looks Like Love is a total arena rocker that is sort of a power ballad, but it’s an inspirational song where love conquers all. Lad In Sin starts off with an acoustic sound in the beginning before the guitars melt your face off warning all mothers to lock up your daughters because the Lad In Sin is around. Drunkin Man Blues is an amazing blues track that is dark in the vein of Warrant’s Uncle Tom’s Cabin. You don’t get hard rock songs like these any more, this one was instantly a favorite of mine.

Hair Of The Dog has one of the best intros because it’s raunchy and sleazy just the way I like my hard rock to be and it’s definitely a drinking song. Heart-N-Soul is definitely another favorite of mine because it features some of the best guitar playing on the track and it’s another sleazy hard rock tune. By this point, you are wondering why these guys never made it big in the music world. Kiss This Love Goodbye is another ballad on the record that features some piano to go along with it. Clock Strikes is the last track on the record and it has an amazing build up with the bass in the beginning with the guitar chiming in on occasion before a badass riff kicks off the song. You can tell by listening to this track that Brent Woods indeed was a student of randy because you can hear shades of Randy in his playing. This was one of the best hard rock albums that I discovered on youtube one day and you should definitely give this band a chance. I wish they would reunite for a reunion tour because I would definitely be down with seeing that. Check out the cool biography on their Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/WildSide.OFFICIAL) to find out what the band has been up to. I am giving the album four stars out of five.

Facebook: Wildside

Facebook: Wildside

courtesy of Revolver Magazine

The title of the piece speaks for itself as I announce that the Revolver Golden Gods Awards show just got a little more badass as Revolver Magazine just announced that Glenn Danzig and his solo band, Danzig, was announced as a performer. The Golden God awards is the one award show that is strictly for us metal fans and they have catered to us over the years with great performances from some of today’s great artists. We have seen artists like Alice Cooper, Marilyn Manson, Fozzy, Asking Alexandria, Volbeat, Devildriver, and we’ve seen special performances like Avenged Sevenfold playing Mouth For War with Vinny Paul, Sebastian Bach playing with Asking Alexandria, Dee Snider coming out to play with The Black Veil Brides, and so much more. The event is awesome and Doyle from The Misfits is going to perform with Danzig in a night that already features Metallica, Stone Sour, Five Finger Death Punch, Anthrax, The Dillinger Escape Plan, and Halestorm. The event is going to be broadcasted on AXS TV, Facebook, and XBOX Live on May 2, 2013. If you’re a metal fan, then you do not want to miss this one.  Here’s one of my favorite Danzig songs to pump you up: