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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?

 

 

 

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One of my personal favorites from the New Wave of American Heavy Metal scene has always been Killswitch Engage. A band that has always matched intensity with both aggression and melody to it’s very finest. That is definitely been the case with the band since the return of Jesse Leach to the line up and the band’s music is only getting stronger because of that. Earlier this year, the band released their latest effort in Incarnate that boasts some amazing tracks like today’s Music Video Of The Week in the song Cut Me Loose. Lyrically the track talks about almost being suffocated or restricted and not being able to grow and the music video the band released definitely portrays that to a T in the performance based video. The video finds the band playing in the middle of the desert which is symbolic of the lyrics and we also see it flash to furniture being set ablaze in the video. We also see a man who when the video goes in reverse, we see that he set himself on fire. The semantics of it could be that fire can represent rebirth or purification as I have learned from the video directed by Jeremy Danger and Travis Shinn. Check out the video below:

cut me looseEveryone’s favorite New Wave Of American Metal band Killswitch Engage have unveiled another track off their newest disc Incarnate which arrives in stores March 11TH. The band released the music video for the track Cut Me Loose which is the third song off the album that we have heard. Jesse Leach, the singer for Killswitch Engage (Incarnate is his second with the band since returning) described the song, “This song is about finding wisdom and understanding through suffering. Often times we don’t realize how far we have come until we reflect back on the past. The past is a story we tell ourselves and often times that story can be difficult to recount. The burdens we carry whether it be past mistakes or regrets can act as a noose inhibiting our growth and progression. There comes a time when we must release the bondage of our burdens and making peace with the demons and darkness of the past. Setting the albatross of regret free and moving on in life if you will.” The video centers around a man who is surrounded by a noose, alcohol, and pills as devices that can worsen someone’s metal health. Check out the video below to see what happens.

The Deftones have just unveiled a teaser trailer for their upcoming eight album in Gore with a teaser video. The teaser trailer opens up with what looks like either flamingos or flying pink birds as the music starts to build in intensity with some driving riffs and a killer drum beat before it reveals the words Gore. The album I believe will come out in April of this year as Chino teased fans with a picture of the Depeche Mode’s Martin L. Gore with their name on it. To see the image, go here. Guitarist Stephen Carpenter revealed this information during the NAMM conference, “I’m sitting around waiting for the release of our new record. It comes out April 8 and we have some dates in Texas in March and there’s nothing I can remember or recall for April, but May/June off to Europe for some festivals out there..” Get all the official tour dates here and check out the trailer below:

2016-New-England-Metal-FestIf you are a fan of the New England Metal and Hardcore Festival then you’ll certainly like this piece of news. The festival which once again returns to the Worcester Palladium April 15 and 16TH will feature Killswitch Engage as a headliner on the April 16TH show. The festival will also feature acts like Bury Your Dead, The Black Dahlia Murder, Unearth, Earth Crisis, Ringworm, Memphis May Fire, 36 Crazyfists, Zao, Reflections, and so many more. Tickets for the shows go on sale this Friday (January 29) and you can get them here. Killswitch Engage is also releasing a new album which will be out just before their appearance as they release Incarnate on March 11TH.

In other touring news, everyone’s favorite industrial rock band Filter has announced that they will be hitting the road this spring on the Make America Hate Tour with special guests Orgy, Vampires Everywhere, and Death Valley High. The tour title is a funny nood to Donald Trumps presidential slogan “Make America Great Again.” The tour will begin on April 15TH at Slims in San Francisco and it runs until May 21ST in Los Angeles. Check out the tour dates below:

unnamed9Filter / Orgy / Vampires Everywhere / Death Valley High 2016 Tour

4/13 — San Francisco, Calif. — Slim’s
4/15 — Portland, Ore. — Dante’s
4/16 — Vancouver, British Columbia — Venue
4/17 — Seattle, Wash. — Studio Seven
4/20 — Minneapolis, Minn. — Mill City Nights
4/21 — Arlington Heights, Ill. — Home Bar
4/22 — Cleveland, Ohio — Agora
4/23 — Pontiac, Mich. — The Crofoot
4/24 — Toronto, Ontario — Opera House
4/26 — Philadelphia, Pa. — TLA
4/27 — Boston, Mass. — Middle East
4/28 — Amityville, N.Y. — Revolution Music Hall
4/29 — Virginia Beach, Va. — Shaka’s (no Orgy)
4/30 — Jacksonville, Fla. — Welcome to Rockville (Filter only)
5/1 — Atlanta, Ga. — Masquerade Hall
5/3 — New York, N.Y. — Gramercy Theater
5/4 — Washington, D.C. — Howard Theater
5/5 — Knoxville, Tenn. — The International
5/6 — Charlotte, N.C. — Carolina Rebellion (Filter only)
5/7 — Athens, Ga. — Georgia Theater
5/8 — Nashville, Tenn. — Exit/In
5/10 — Houston, Texas — House of Blues
5/11 — San Antonio, Texas — Aztec Theater
5/12 — Dallas, Texas — Gas Monkey
5/13 — Tulsa, Okla. — Cains Ballroom
5/14 — Omaha, Neb. — Bourbon Theatre
5/15 — Denver, Colo. — Hermans Hideaway
5/17 — Tempe, Ariz. — Marquee
5/18 — Las Vegas, Nev. — Brooklyn Bowl
5/19 — San Diego, Calif. — House of Blues
5/20 — Pomona, Calif. — Glasshouse
5/21 — Los Angeles, Calif. — Roxy

83472616Have you ever gotten bothered by those guys outside the concert venues all across America that bug you to buy their t-shirts because it’s cheaper than inside and the t-shirts never look any good? Well, everyone’s favorite Aussie rock band AC/DC has decided to do something about it. The band has filed a lawsuit preventing anyone from selling counterfeit shirts at concerts. According to a report from TMZ and Loudwire, “the Australian rock powerhouse has moved forward in filing a lawsuit which will send U.S Marshals and police officers to several cities on their upcoming tour. The first stop will be in Tacoma, Wash. and AC/DC would like these authorities to arrest all offenders and seize all counterfeit merchandise. The band will be out in support of their 2014 release, Rock or Bust and everyone in attendance better rock or get busted!” They’re just like me, I hate crappy knockoffs and fake tour shirts.

Sevendust1In other tour news, Sevendust has just unveiled a spring tour which will see the band headline various gigs across the country with Trivium and Like A Storm. The trek starts on April 26TH in Baton Rouge. LA and heads all the way until May 28TH when the band plays at Rocklahoma in Pryor, OK. Singer Lajon Witherspoon had this to say about the tour, “We can’t wait to embark on our first Kill The Flaw headline tour of the States! Looking forward to jamming with our brothers in Trivium and Like A Storm for the first time as well. Can’t wait to see you all on the road!” Check out the tour dates below to see if they are playing new you.

Sevendust / Trivium / Like a Storm 2016 Tour Dates

4/26 — Baton Rouge, La. — Varsity Theatre
4/27 — Birmingham, Ala. — Iron City
4/29 — Atlanta, Ga. — Center Stage
4/30 — Fort Myers, Fla. — Fort Rock
5/1 — Jacksonville, Fla. — Welcome to Rockville
5/3 — New York, N.Y. — Playstation Theater
5/5 — Hartford, Conn. — Webster Theater
5/7 — Charlotte, N.C. — Carolina Rebellion
5/8 — Baltimore, Md. — Rams Head
5/13 — Clear Lake, Iowa — Surf Ballroom
5/15 — Somerset, Iowa — Northern Invasion
5/17 — Sioux Falls, S.D. — The District
5/18 — Arlington Heights, Ill. — Home Bar
5/20 — Columbus, Ohio — Rock on the Range
5/21 — Reading, Pa. — Reverb
5/22 — Albany, N.Y. — Rock Derby
5/24 — Flint, Mich. — Machine Shop
5/25 — Louisville, Ky. — Mercury Ballroom
5/27 — Shreveport, La. — Riverside Warehouse
5/28 — Pryor, Okla. — Rocklahoma

strengthThe first time I had ever seen Killswitch Engage, I had no idea who they were the night I went to see Mushroomhead at Lupos in Providence, RI. I will never forget my initial reaction to the band and it’s singer Jesse Leach who was with the band at the time. I thought it was the next best thing in Metal and it was what I was looking for at the time to quench my hunger for something new. You know the rest of the story, but that doesn’t matter anymore as Leach has been back and kicking ass with the group once again. The band is gearing up to release their newest album Incarnate which is the band’s seventh album and third with Leach. Leach described the new record saying, “The definition of incarnate is ‘in the flesh and this record is who we are right now. Whereas Disarm the Descent was sort of my ‘comeback’ album, and was about us feeling out the new vibe. But now, after spending a few years traveling the world together, I think we’re all in a really comfortable place. We definitely have a strong sense of self as to who we are as a band.”

Killswitch-Engage-3The band has unleashed a music video for the single Strength Of The Mind off the new record and we have it for you as our Single Of The Week. The track is absolutely brutal and in your face, it’s everything you would want from a Killswitch Engage track. Leach spoke to Nerdist about the track and it’s video saying, “We are very pleased to have ‘Strength of the Mind’ finally released. It is a big moment to have this be the first listen to the album. The video visually captures a bit of the anxiety and chaos that the song touches on lyrically. It is almost a bit surreal and dream-like with the camera effects, called ‘whacking.’ It is always a pleasure to work with McFarland and Pecci, as they are both artists who give it their all with no shortcuts. Watching Mike work the camera live, while Ian paces around and directs, is a very involving and creatively satisfying experience.”

In another interview, Leach talked about the early days and the decision to leave Killswitch Engage after the release of Alive Or Just Breathing saying, “I was just young and stupid and didn’t really have a sense of who I was. I didn’t have confidence in myself as a person and as a singer. Now my confidence is intact but I think there’s a humility now that I didn’t have before. I’m willing to grow. I think back when I was younger, I had this punk rock guilt about me, where I thought I knew what I had to do and I didn’t want to take lessons from anybody. The reunion has been better than I ever thought it could be. It feels really good.” The band is putting the finishing touches on the album which should be out sometime in the spring of 2016 via Roadrunner Records. So, check out the track below: