Posts tagged “metal

LOCAL EVENT: CONCERT–UNITED TRAILS OF AMERICA TOUR 2015

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Decided on finally seeing my friend Rafael Diaz’s band, ASPHYXIATOR play live at the Live Wire Lounge (3394 N. Milwaukee) in Chicago’s Irving Park neighborhood for the UNITED TRAILS OF AMERICA TOUR 2015. Not only was my friend’s band playing, but a band was (more…)


NEWS UPDATE: METALHEAD a.k.a. MALMHAUS (2013)

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Not too long ago (Sept.7th, 2013), I posted the poster and trailer for a film from Iceland called (more…)


TRAILER: DEATHGASM (2015)

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The name of the movie is DEATHGASM. It hails from New Zealand. Sound like a great title for a film? Probably not. Sort of cheesy but I think that is what the filmmakers were going for. The trailer reminded me of metal meets Peter Jackson’s BRAINDEAD a.k.a. DEAD ALIVE but maybe that is just because both films came out of New Zealand. Either way, that is a very good thing.

Director Jason Lei Howden, (more…)


BOOK REVIEW: INTO THE BLACK: THE INSIDE STORY OF METALLICA

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If one has been keeping up with my reviews and posts at SHU-IZMZ (as they should be!), they will have known that the first book by authors Paul Brannigan and Ian Winwood (“BIRTH SCHOOL METALLICA DEATH: THE BIOGRAPHY Vol. 1 “) was reviewed here and I really dug it. Not that I have read ALL the books on one of the most influential and badass bands in hard rock and thrash metal, but I have read (more…)


BRUTAL DEATH METAL: ASPHYXIATOR “Stench of Rotting Flesh” Promo (2014)

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Been playing quite a bit of the brutal death metal band ASPHYXIATOR on SHU-IZMZ RADIO in case ya haven’t heard! Hailing from Chicago, these guys wail! Check out their new (more…)


SHU-IZMZ RADIO: BLACKENED & DOOMED Episode July 27th, 2014

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The latest episode of SHU-IZMZ RADIO at CORE OF DESTRUCTION RADIO is (more…)


SHU-IZMZ RADIO: BLACKENED & DOOMED July 27th, 2014

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The title of this post has absolutely nothing really to do with the episode, except for the fact that (more…)


SHU-IZMZ RADIO: SUMMER MIND MELTDOWN: Cop Corruption, Cannabis, and the Countess

Here is the latest episode of  SHU-IZMZ RADIO. Like I previously stated, it was a colossal undertaking and one that I enjoyed doing, but it was a pure labor of love. I recorded it over the course of a week almost, and it was fun working on it  (more…)


BOOK REVIEW: HEAVY METAL MOVIES by Mike “McBeardo” McPadden

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Every so often a brilliant premise for a film reference book rolls along, containing a theme and idea that one would think had to have been explored, written, or touched upon—but hasn’t. After all, one would think that a musical genre such has heavy metal, very popular with the youngsters and aging metalheads of past and full of more sub-genres than the sum of all the groupies Motley Crue has slept with over the years as multi-platinum, album-selling, hair -metal rockstars. One would think. Sadly, a book has not been written (not one that I know of (and obviously not one that author and fellow metalhead Mike McPadden knows of) that thoroughly explores the themes and driving forces and factors that comprise of a (more…)


NEW ALBUM: BODY COUNT is back, bitches!

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Ice-T’s hardcore metal band, BODY COUNT, has always been one of my favorite fusions of rap and metal by a band. I grew up listening to Beastie Boys and Run DMC while a young punk learning to skateboard and hanging out with the local skaters I met up with after moving from a private Catholic school on the city of Chicago’s North Side, but then went to a Baptist camp for a couple of weeks in the summer that was predominantly black and was introduced to gangsta rap, including Ice Cube, N.W.A., Eazy-E, and Ice-T. It was a world of (more…)


VIDEO: Macabre Holiday of Horror 2013 Promo Video

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As stated in my previous post, the holidays are coming and what better way to celebrate them by attending the Macabre show at Reggie’s on Chicago’s South Side December 26th. Here is a brief 3-minute video advertising the (more…)


OUT AND ABOUT: SERIAL KILLER CULTURE Screening w/ MACABRE/CARDIAC ARREST

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Chicago independent filmmaker and a friend of mine, John Borowski, is going to be screening his latest film SERIAL KILLER CULTURE at Reggie’s in Chicago. Of course I will be there and I wanted all my readers to know about this. This is going to be awesome! If one hasn’t seen Borowski’s prior films, (more…)


BOOK REVIEW: BIRTH SCHOOL METALLICA DEATH by Paul Brannigan and Ian Winwood

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I really was not sure how to go about writing a review for a book that is a biography on one of my favorite bands of all time, Metallica, even if they have lost some favoritism with me in more recent years for a couple of specific albums that have come out that I consider some of the worst examples of their talent…or anyone’s talent, for that matter. Da Capo Press, a member of the Perseus Books Group and headquartered in Cambridge, MA, are the publishers of a brand new 2-part biography on (more…)


CINEMA WASTELAND COVERAGE 2013: DAY 1

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My day of driving to Strongsville, OH for Cinema Wasteland with my girlfriend/official website photographer Stepha and horror-afficianado Brian began early Friday morning before dawn as we left the confines of the Southwest Side of Chicago, IL. With only a few minor mishaps, our tiny trio of terror-fiends made it all the way to the Super 8 where we were staying without incident. After we checked in to our hotel room, we went (more…)


COOL TRAILER: METALHEAD (2013)

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MetalheadThe guys and gals over at Quiet Earth never cease to spark interest in the very peculiar and off-beat films, both foreign and American, that pop up on their radar. The title of the film alone drew me in to wanting to know more about this movie, sort of like a redneck in a trailer park is drawn to the smell of grilling beef and foamy, draft beer flowing out of a keg pump. Suffice to say, any film revolving around the subject of heavy metal music has (more…)


SHU-IZMZ RADIO: Author BOWIE IBARRA Interview

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Download Sunday’s episode of SHU-IZMZ RADIO. Author Bowie Ibarra  of ZOMBIEBLOODFIGHTS talks about his latest novella and the new Special Meltdown Edition of STREET TRASH is reviewed, as well as the indie horror-comedy CHASTITY BITES. Some new metal I picked up is given a spin and some news about the upcoming issue of the U.K.’s RECORD COLLECTOR and who is getting interviewed in it by Dayal Patterson. The show is (more…)


SHU-IZMZ RADIO: Monster Thrash Episode 7.14.2013

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This week Shu heads over to Rosemont, IL for G-FEST XX to attend his 2nd convention devoted to fans of Japanese monster films, more specifically Godzilla movies! As well as seeing all the cool Godzilla toys, models, books, soundtracks, artwork, and comic books—Shu found a vendor selling (more…)


SHU-IZMZ RADIO: Thrashing LICH KING interview!

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For fans of thrash, this is your interview. The yet-to-be-signed Massachusetts thrash band LICH KING’s front-man TOM MARTIN granted SHU-IZMZ RADIO an interview. Not only is Tom the vocalist for the band, he also designed the logo for LK, as well as designed all the group’s album covers. The second half of the show (more…)


SHU-IZMZ RADIO: Indie Doc Interview Overload

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June is here and what a wonderful time to share with readers the news of summer and what horror and exploitation festivals and programming at local theaters is taking place, as well as the seemingly endless controversy and bad rap that horror gets in some movie theaters in Chicago. Also on the show’s agenda is some interviews with some very talented and young filmmakers making some unique documentaries on VHS collecting and its culture and another doc on horror conventions and its culture. (more…)


SHU-IZMZ RADIO’S Next Episode June 2nd!

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Next episode of SHU-IZMZ RADIO on Core O F Destructionradio:

Interviews with Marc Heller about his Night Scares film series, so controversial that one movie theater buried the event in mischievously sinister tactics. Then I chat with director Dan Kinem about his upcoming documentary, Adjust Your Tracking: The Untold Story of the VHS Collector on VHS collecting & its culture. If that is not enough, I then talk with director Kyle Kuchta (more…)


PORN and METAL= AWESOME!

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vanessa del rioI am a few days late in hearing about this news, mostly because I do have “internet blackout”, as I call it, when I am at work because I am busy working the high-profile career of working in a movie and video game record shop in Chicago AND my “smart phone” just took a nose dive into technical retardation by crapping out on me and forcing me to whip it to the ground in a fit of unbridled anger and rage, BUT this is a bit of news right up ol’ Shu’s alley and suitable for SHU-IZMZ. As readers know, I have a (more…)


METAL NEWS: new FINNTROLL album coming soon!

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finntrollThanks to the incredible website METALUNDERGROUND.COM, I have learned of the latest album from the Finnish Viking/Pagan Metal band FINNTROLL. They posted an album trailer with excerpts from some of the songs on the album, along with pictures of the artwork for it. The artwork is pretty sweet, as is the parts of the songs played from the album. I get a lot of awesome news on some of the heavier and more extreme metal bands from METALUNDERGROUND.COM, so I will be hand-picking the bands that they have news for that I really enjoy and want readers to hear and know more about. Here is the (more…)


SHU-IZMZ RADIO: Interviewing NATALIE SLATER of BAKE & DESTROY!

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Here is the download link for a very gnarly interview with the beautifully raunchy, yet eloquent, Natalie Slater of http://www.bakeanddestroy.net! The interview gets extremely personal and explicit. I rarely interview hot, tattooed women on my show and it’s even RARER that they also dig wrestling, talking about bush, love Black Metal, and read alot (or even at all!). She is a friend of mine and runs the coolest baking website on the fucking planet! I found out something about her that I never knew, as well as learned about (more…)


Get some METAL UP YOUR ASS in new Heavy Metal Movies book!

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Just read on the book’s Facebook page that Chicago’s own Mike McPadden (Mr. Skin) is currently in the process of writing a book entitled HEAVY METAL MOVIES: The 666 Most Headbanging Films of All-Time From Anvil to Zardoz to be published by Bazillion Points Publishing, America’s “smallest but heaviest publisher”. Bazillion Points, based out of Brooklyn, NY was founded by Ian Christe, author of Sound of the Beast: The Complete Headbanging History of Heavy Metal (HarperCollins, 2003) and Everybody Wants Some: The Van Halen Saga (John Wiley & Sons, 2007). (I have read and own Sound of the Beast and highly recommend it for those that would like to bone up on their metal history!)

Author Mike McPadden (on the right)

As described on the book’s page, HEAVY METAL MOVIES will consist of reviews and “canonizes all known incidents of the heavy metal in the motion pictures”.

• Performance films
• Feature documentaries
• Occult rock-n-roll horror
• Headbanger characters
• Soundtrack standouts
• Namesake inspirations
• Lyrical references
• Aesthetic archetypes and more

Be sure to join HEAVY METAL MOVIES on Facebook!

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I don’t know about you, but writing a book chronicling all incidences of Heavy Metal in the films has been long-overdue! There has always been an abundance of heavy metal references, musicians, and themes in films and in particular, in horror films. I think metal and horror are a perfect cacophony of blending a musical genre with a film genre. I am anxiously awaiting the release of this book. It will be another valued piece of film reference to add to my already growing collection of books and film criticism and reference. Thanks for embarking on this project of a very crucial nature and importance, Mike!

Mike McPadden is the head writer at MrSkin.com. In the 1990s, he published the glandmark sleaze-zine Happyland under the pen(is) name Selwyn Harris. Other gigs include Hustler, Celebrity Skin, and writing screenplays (both hard and softcore) for director Gregory Dark. Metal cred comes from manning rhythm guitar and mounting live nude sodomy circuses for Chicago psych-noise miscreants Gays in the Military throughout the 2000s.

SOURCE: BAZILLION POINTS