Posts Tagged ‘Pepper Keenan’

2This week is going to seem like the week of animated music videos here on the blog as we unveil your metal and rock videos of the week today. One of the most legendary southern metal bands out of North Carolina has always been the one and only Corrosion Of Conformity. Since the band returned with Pepper Keenan in 2014 for IX, it was about that time that we would start begging for new music from the guys and in 2018 that is exactly what you are going to get as the band prepares to release No Cross No Crown on January 12TH which is their first album via Nuclear Blast. While we patiently await the arrival of the new album, the band has delivered an early gift for all of their fans by unleashing an animated video for the track Wolf Named Crow. The video was directed by Costin Chioreanu and it’s a trippy journey as we see a wolf and a crow rise to power in separate journeys that are brought together over a toast to their rise to power. Mike Dean talked about the track saying, “Wolf Named Crow’ started with a couple of riffs Pepper was sitting on for a while. We learned those and collectively came up with a bridge on the spot and it fell together naturally. It reminds me of a new take on Wiseblood-era COC and Reed played some very original, yet very Bill Ward inspired fills. It’s easily my favorite track on this record.” Check out the video below:

Music Bowl 50 MatchupThis is the second time that we are doing the Musicbowl here on Moshpits and Movies, but we just call it Musicbowl 50 to go along with the Superbowl. Superbowl 50 is tonight which means that the Carolina Panthers are taking on the Denver Broncos with one team hoping to taste glory for the first time while the other wants to be on top of the mountain one more time. For this years edition of Musicbowl 50, we are changing it up a little by selecting a band from each teams area. We are pinning them together and you will vote as to who the winner of Musicbowl 50 is going to be. On one end, we have a legendary southern metal/crossover thrash/stoner metal band from Raleigh, North Carolina in Corrosion Of Conformity. In the other corner we have a legendary power metal outfit from Colorado Springs, Colorado in Jag Panzer. Both bands have been around for a very long time, but only one can be winner of Musicbowl 50. Both of the bands have endured lineup changes over the years, but both have spawned some legendary guitarist like Pepper Kennan (C.O.C.) and Chris Broderick (ex-Jag Panzer, ex-Megadeth). Who are you going to vote for? You have until the start of the 4th quarter of the Superbowl game to decide.

 

unnamedThere are very few bands in the metal world that hold so much talent in one band like southern metal band Down. The band which is fronted by one of metal’s all time greats in Phil Anselmo (Pantera) and features other metal luminaries like Pepper Kennan (Corrosion Of Conformity), Jimmy Bower (Eyehategod), Patrick Bruders (Goatwhore), and newbie Bobby Landgraf have been touring lately on the Punk Rock But Kinda Not tour with their latest stop being at The Knitting Factory in Spokane, Washington. The band has been touring with the likes of King Parrot and Orange Goblin and to make things cooler they teamed up with Livenation and Yahoo Live to stream the concert at The Knitting Factory for the whole world to see. The question going into tonight was what kind of shape were the old timers going to be in and the answer is that the band was ready to rock and roll. The band kicked off their set with the classic Eyes Of The South and they never looked back as they blazed a trail through the crowd. Then the band started to roll through their catalog playing songs like We Knew Him Well, Lifer which Phil dedicated to Dimebag Darrell, and Hail The Leaf.

down 1One of my favorite moments of the night is one that plagues all rock and metal concerts worldwide. We hear all the time that bands complain about fans using their cell phones during concerts and while Down was a couple of chords into Ghosts Along The Mississippi. Phil halted the song to tell fans at the show to get off their cell phones. The show continued on and Phil used his gift of gander during the set several times to talk to the crowd like his famous, “Shut up, this ain’t no Skid Row” comment which still makes me laugh every he says it. The band played their ode to Black Sabbath in Conjure and the classic Temptation’s Wings before they headed to the back to get the crowd juiced for the encore. After the band was done playing their encores, it reminded me of how great of an experience it is to attend a concert and support your metal bands considering the times. Down is one of those shows that if you’ve never seen it, go see it at least once. I really enjoyed the show and the jam off at the end was awesome.

Set List

Eyes Of The South

We Knew Him Well

Witchtripper

Lifer

Hail To The Leaf

Pillars Of Eternity

Lysergik Funeral Procession

Ghosts Along The Mississippi

Temptations Wings

Encore:

Stone The Crow

Bury Me In Smoke

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