Friday, October 9, 2015

LOTD! Islander - Coconut Dracula

Today's LOTD! is from one of my favorite new bands, Islander. I was fortunate enough to see them open for Korn last night at the House of Blues in Boston. High energy, thought provoking songs that kept the crowd moving throughout the set. Check them out!

Thursday, October 1, 2015

LOTD! Black Dahlia Murder

It's the first day of October, why not listen to some fast as hell, blast beating metal from Black Dahlia Murder. It seems while many bands that were around a few years ago have slowed down or switched up their content, BDM keep pushing the envelope. Nice to hear that these guys still have balls.

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Watch of the Day! Another State of Mind

Today's Watch of the Day! is a great punk doc detailing an illfated tour between Social Distortion and Youth Brigade. This is pretty damn cool.

Monday, September 28, 2015

LOTD! Michale Graves' Supernatural

Today's LOTD! is an album that might've slipped past a few people's ears. Graves has been busy with various projects, tours, bands and albums since his departure from the Misfits. This album is a nice combination of all the styles Graves has worked in during his solo career. It's also a perfect fit for the Fall. Just check out Zombie or Last Man On Earth. Damnit just listen to this entire album. Also check him out when he's on tour. I missed him this past summer on his tour stops in New England but got great reviews from those who attended.

Sunday, September 27, 2015

Snail: Feral

SNAIL: Feral

 SNAIL: Heavy Psych, Lubricated With Mucus

                Seattle-based Snail first surfaced in 1992, released an album and proceeded to fall apart as a band.  About 15 years later, they reunited and released Blood on Meteor City Records.  Feral (on Small Stone Records) makes the band’s third classic stoner rock album in a row. Snail has a truly unique sound, which includes heavy, psychedelic fuzz guitar tones and  sleepy, subtly harmonized vocals.  You can get Feral, along with the previous two classics Terminus and Blood right here through bandcamp:

Here is “Smoke The Deathless”:

Now here’s the opening track “Building A Haunted House.”  It has been around for a couple of years, since it was released on Heavy Planet’s 61-track free compilation download,”Bong Hits From The Astral Basement,” filled with tracks provided by the particpant bands themselves.  If interested, get it here:  

You may recall I posted Snail's video for "Galaxies' Lament", off the Terminus album back on Superbowl weekend.  If you missed it, look 

Snail is:

Marty Dodson:  Drums
Mark Johnson:  Lead Vocals & Guitar
Matt Lynch:  Bass and Vocals

That's all for this week;  stay heavy   -ULTRA

Friday, September 25, 2015

LOTD! Type O Negative - World Coming Down

Can you feel it? The temps are slowly dropping and the green in the foliage is starting to fade into the annual autumn palette. Peter Steele's voice and fall go hand in hand. World Coming Down is as beautifully depressing as you will find throughout Type O Negative's catalogue. This album is the turning point for the band where they are less gothy and much more reality based in their depressing subject matter. This song delves into the sadness of losing people you care about. For a band that always wore it's heart on it's sleeve and it's tongue firmly planted in its cheek, I'd consider this one of their more serious albums. There are some very fresh wounds to explore on this that were not evident in their past albums. I was fortunate to see the band up close and personal about a year before Steele's passing. It still doesn't feel real. He was a man that was much larger than even the shadows he cast. rip Peter Steele, bring on the Fall

"Everything Dies"