Archive for January 8, 2009

Kat Von D Tattoos Lemmy of Motorhead On L.A. Ink

Posted in Motorhead with tags , , on January 8, 2009 by gearsofrock

Kat Von DAccording to katvond.net, Lemmy Kilmister of Motörhead will be tattooed by Kat Von D on tonight’s LA Ink. The episode airs at 10 p.m. eastern on TLC.

Next week’s show will feature another appearance by Kat’s boyfriend Nikki Sixx of Mötley Crüe.

Update 1/9: Lemmy was his usual awesome self on last night’s L.A. Ink episode. He went into Kat’s tattoo parlor to refresh two old and faded forearm tattoos.

Kat outlined the lettering of his “Born to lose” tattoo in white making the words easier to read and put some new ink over the rest.

Lemmy mentioned that Motörhead’s recent album, Motörizer, was the first to appear on the US Top 100 chart.

“We’re not cute enough for America,” said Lemmy.

Watch Kat Von D tattoo Lemmy:

L.A. Ink on DVD

Review: This Or The Apocalypse – Monuments [2008]

Posted in SOS Metal Update, This Or The Apocalypse with tags on January 8, 2009 by gearsofrock

amazon-this-or-the-apocalypsePennsylvania metalcore troupe This or The Apocalypse transcend the genre’s mundane monotonies with an abundance of  nimble guitarwork and clever juxtapositions of brutality and melody on their 10-track debut MONUMENTS. This unit’s lineage is easily traced to bands such as Misery Signals and fellow statesmen This Day Forward thanks to a common bond forged from similar composition devices and non-linear structural nuances, yet This or the Apocalypse manage to bring fresh perspectives to otherwise burly breakdowns (“Elegiac,” “This is Debt”), slam with sinewy riffs and tech-like rhythmic patterns (“Two Wars”) and even go so far as to include a calm and atmospheric feedback-laden jam in for added texture (“Memento Mori”). Some may complain that this squad follow the blueprint of August Burns Red a bit too closely, but if it’s a kick in the ass from a stale style that you’re looking for that takes enough chances and left turns without falling too far off the path, then this quintet is worth a spin. www.lifeforcerecords.comMike SOS