Σάββατο 18 Ιουλίου 2015

Motörhead 1977-1987: Music Suggestion Of The Day 18/07/2015

Concluding (?) this week’s suggestions of archetypal and influential artists and bands of rock music it is surely wise to say that one of the most influential and widely accepted band in metal world is, by far, Motörhead (ranking #17 @ my Top100 List).

What was Iggy for American punk, or NWOBHM for Heavy Metal, is and surely WILL BE Lemmy Kilmister for Rock Music in general. He is the mirror opposite to rock icons such as Morrison and Cobain and the depressive moto they stand for (life free die young) replacing it with a I dont' give a f...k I'm living free and I'm playing rock n' roll to proove it, accompanying it with an equally enormous fuck u to everyone in general.. Doctors, rock merchants, prejudiced haters, u name it.. As we Greeks use to say: He alone can stand for all of them (μόνος του και όλοι τους)…

Ladies and Gentlemen let me present to you

The Essential Motörhead (1977-1987)

Your move or do I have to loose, Stalemate, Too late too late..

Παρασκευή 17 Ιουλίου 2015

Mercyful Fate (1982-1984): Music Suggestion Of The Day 17/07/2015

With the NWOBHM post going through the roofs (hope u enjoyed the selections), it’s a shame not to mention other bands of the same period that managed to invade the all-brit metal scene and become immortal. The band managed to obtain enough fame & glory (that proved them reliable for enduring the test of time), even though it's members didn’t came from Leicester or wherever in the U.K. but from… Denmark (!!) As it was odd with the Swiss Frost, it was just as peculiar to see a powerful metal group that didn’t embrace Venom’s speed but imagery, coming from the rest of the continent (!!) King Diamond, Hank Shermann, Michael Denner, Timi Hansen & Kim Ruzz managed to release through a label 2 awesome albums mentioned even today as classics!! So may we present to you...

Mercyful Fate

in their 1st period of groundbreaking “life” (1982-1984) plus many more

Come To The Sabbath...Fate wants YOU

Monty Python's Flying Compilation Episode 8 (Sexy Spam & Bloody Balooning)

Origins of Inspiration...

Shamelessly and irritatingly stubborn like, we continue referring to classic TV show episodes of the Flying Circus… We decided not to go with another countdown (such as Best of Rare vol.2) but simply select through the 4 seasons the same way they selected each episode’s structure. Oriented on sex and blood, and horror and…spam (just for commercial reasons of course) we compiled a mega episode approx. 2 hours long!! The mega episode’s name came along, not because we lack of ancestry references and rare footage, but because of lack of originality in order to match monty’s surrealism in introducing this week’s Pythonesque selections traced amongst their legendary four seasons…And now for some certain commercial hit name wise!!

Episode 8 Sexy Spam & Bloody Ballooning

Previously on Monty: I, II, III, IV, V, VI, VII

Sex & Spam & Blood & Baloon

Πέμπτη 16 Ιουλίου 2015

N.W.o.B.H.M. 10 Landmark Releases: Music Suggestion Of The Day 16/07/2015

One of my favorite suggestions, has always been the megamixes, or mega compilations, such as today’s… Today we’re meddling with one of the best, original and archival ethnic music waves, that ultimately branded the sound of Metal to come… So New Wave of British Heavy Metal (often credited entirley to Geoff Barton a journalist / DJ) and its original offsprings at their top of forms… One could easily notice that amongst the 10 some major N.W.o.B.H.M. bands such as Iron Maiden (selections from their absolute debut album, or Killers, often mentioned as best releases of this scene, were already suggested @ 3/5/15post), or Venom (with both of the albums already suggested @ yesterday’s post)..

So Here you are with some history and music appreciation lessons from Saxon (Wheels Of Steel), Diamond Head (Lightning to Nations), Angelwitch (eponymous album), Blitzkrieg (Time Of Changes even though they released it in 1985 and not somewhere between 1979 and 1982), Praying Mantis (Time Tells No Lies), Holocaust (The Nightcomers), Raven (Wiped Out), Tygers Of Pan Tang (Spellbound), Satan (Court In Act), Witchfinder General (Death Penalty, a super Black Sabbath – like album) and Samson (Head On)

Stand Up and be Counted

Λόγια (& Εικόνες & Ήχοι & Αναμνήσεις) Δανεικά Vol.12 Το Χρονικό της Εθνικής Αντίστασης

«Την μεγαλύτερη αλήθεια την έχουμε βαπτίσει παραμύθι» 
Ν. Καζαντζάκης Ο Χριστός Ξανασταυρώνεται κεφ. 5 σελ.165

Και όσοι πιστεύουν στα παραμύθια, δεν μπορούν να έχουν εμπιστοσύνη στις «αντιπροσωπευτικές» ηγεσίες τους, όταν υπάρχει επαναστατικό πρόταγμα, εξ ‘ου και το κεντρικό πρόβλημα..
Ένα άλλο παραμύθι, θέλουν να μας πείσουν, είναι και οι δυναμικές της αντίστασης ενός λαού, απέναντι στην αυθαιρεσία της ισχύος, είτε αυτή εκφράζεται με την ορμή των όπλων, είτε με αυτή των δανείων (εύστοχο ε? μια που μιλάμε και για ποστάρισμα – δάνειο).

Τετάρτη 15 Ιουλίου 2015

Venom: Music Suggestion Of The Day 15/07/2015

Since we took it upon this week’s choices to suggest groups that pioneered in our music, today’s one, shouldn’t raise any questions or wonder… Though musically poor (to the point that often noted as long haired punks), the first 2 albums not only launched their careers, but trademarked the term Black Metal, while creating sociologic havoc with the over exploitation of pagan symbols that were branded as evil by the regressive Catholic church. This exploitation often explains their fame and fortune. For us metalheads we know it isn’t so… If there weren’t for Venom, there could be no way of ever hearing bands such as Hellhammer and Celtic Frost, or Slayer and Destruction

Ladies & Gentlemen..

@ their groundbreaking era (1981-1983)

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Mercyful Fate

One Thousand Days Of Sodom

Retro Database: Ορκιστείτε Παρακαλώ!!

Το σημερινό database έχει χιουμοριστικό χαρακτήρα αφενός και σίγουρα retro. Μα είναι η πρώτη, μεγάλου μήκους, σύνδεση με τα Αρχεία της ΕΡΤ. Ανάλογη ταυτοποίηση θα γίνει και στον Χριστό οσονούπω.. Ευχαριστούμε λοιπόν την εθνική μας δημόσια τηλεόραση και σε χαρακτήρα και σε ποιότητα, γεγονός που θα διαπιστώσετε αν ακολουθήσετε τα links παρακάτω (δυνατότητα επιλογής κεφαλαίου κ.λ.π.)… 

Τρίτη 14 Ιουλίου 2015

Iggy & The Stooges: Music Suggestion Of The Day 14/07/2015

Today we stop moaning and start to get a little more audacious… Iggy and friends, such as Bowie mixing the infamous Raw Power, or Ron & Scott Asheton, helped him form The Stooges (ranking #20 @ My Top100 List) a protopunk pioneer that gave us rough and unprejudiced rock n roll throughout the ages. ah, by the way Bowie's mixing is just as challenging as Rubin production line on Death Magnetic!!

Iggy and some "unknown" friends
So here they are the Fathers (alongside The Ramones) of American Punk in all of them releases plus the best 2 solo albums of crazy Iggy

Search & Destroy

Βαστάτε Τούρκοι Τ' άρματα

Δεν ξέρω κυρα Σούλα μου (παρ' ότι, ως φάινεται, στηρίζεις Αλέξη) γιατι το σημερινό ονομάζεται έτσι και όχι αλλιώς... Ίσως γιατί έχω πήξει με όλους αυτούς του κομμουνίσταρους που αισθάνονται προδομένοι απο την πολιτική ηγεσία (λες και κάποιος εξωκοινοβουλευτικός, έστω και ένας, θα πίστευε ποτέ σε μια κοινοβουλευτική προτροπή για επαναστατική δράση) και δεν αισθάνονται στην πραγματικότητα ανακούφιση που θα συνεχίσουν να έχουν tablet, ή καφενέδες να μπεκροπίνουν και να φαντασιώνονται την αστική κατάρρευση και τους εαυτούς τους στην πρώτη γραμμή (και εγώ μαζί τους μην παρεξηγούμαι απλά είμαι αλκοολικός και δεν πίνω.. για δες καιρό που διάλεξα!!)
First comes first… Όσοι με γνωρίζουν, έχουν ακούσει, κατά καιρούς, να καθορίζω ποιο είναι, κατά την άποψη μου, το κεφαλαιώδες πολιτικό πρόβλημα σε μια διαλεκτική μα και ρεαλιστική θεώρηση της κοινοβουλευτικής / αντιπροσωπευτικής εκπροσώπησης και της, εξ’ αυτής, άρθρωσης πολιτικού λόγου. Παρ’ όλα ταύτα, έως και σήμερα, δεν το… είχα γράψει ποτέ!!

Δευτέρα 13 Ιουλίου 2015

Candlemass: Music Suggestion Of The Day 13/07/2015

 It’s only appropriate today with Greece’s capitulation as punishment for uttering proud words to E.U. banking status quo to suggest something dark, gloomy and doomed…
You might say that only Sabs sound that way… But no, the Swedish Doomsters Candlemass with groundbreaking releases (such as their super debut) defined as well as trademarked the term Doom Metal for time still to come…
So here they are the defining Top 5 Doom releases
2 Nightfall 1987
5 Candlemass 2005  


as well as a 2011 live performance of their best album to date

and for another AWESOME show visit Aeternus post

Demon's Gate

Κυριακή 12 Ιουλίου 2015

The Devil's Blood: Music Suggestion Of The Day 12/07/2015

Today’s music suggestion is kind of a sad one…. Today we’re suggesting you a band no more… a really great band that could have been something more than just a good rookie… Vanity is surely a favorite original sin… depression must be following…

Nevertheless this Dutch heavy metal band managed in a short life span, to release astonishing albums… So ladies and gentlemen let me present to you the band that could have been blood ceremony’s or ghost B.C. main adversaries even though their maiden – like metal would easily differentiate them in the long run which, sadly, never happened...

All releases plus a live show…

The Yonder Beckons