What do you do when you’re dirty?

Take Abbath! Ok, I’m not going to pretend I knew or even listened to the godfather’s of this genre – Immortal. I won’t even pretend to even like this genre, however every full moon there comes a song that I can actually listen to and Winterbane is that song. This is off of the new solo album from former frontman of Immortal, Abbath. The song is aggressive and oddly catchy. Even the acoustic interlude before Abbath brings the song home in a more normal voice makes this a “pop song”. Ok, maybe not but it’s listenable and I like it. We’re at a point now in music where a lot of the musician’s I’ve grown up with are now dying off. We’re also at the point now where a lot of the bands like this that emerged in the late 80’s/early90’s are now ‘seniors’. These folks are approaching their mid 40’s, early 50’s. Where do these musicians go from here? Do they keep going like Lemmy and die quickly? Do they take a break and then re-emerge 10 years later to do a sad reunion tour? It’s hard not to watch a video like this and smile just a little. For now, I’ll just enjoy it for what it is. A catch song that isn’t from a polished 20-nothing band.

Ah, since we’re already here, I am going to give you a link to the most ridiculous Black Metal Pics of All TIME. You’re Welcome!!!!



Actually this is the second annual trip. Never have I been so tempted to take a cruise. After all, I have no reason to wade in my own feces or eat food that gives me salmonella. No wait that Princess Cruises! Slayer is headlining this show this year and this is a pretty heavy lineup. You would be hard pressed to find a bigger heavier show on the seas! Tickets go on sale in 5 more days! I’ve seen Motorhead over 13 times and I have a feeling that if you’ve never seen them before you really should. Lemmy isn’t getting any younger and despite news reports he is 69 years old this year and he’s a hard living man. That eventually comes with a price. Anyway another band on this bill worth watching is Exodus. Gary Holt is really burning the candle on both ends. Remember he is also filling in for Jeff Hunneman who passed away a few years back. So he gets to play with Slayer in the headlining then Exodus as support. Talk about having your cake and eating it too. This trip sounds like a lot of fun and maybe, maybe one day I’ll do it.