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Jack Black Wants You To Slay Mythical Enemies With Heavy Metal

Posted in Brutal Legend with tags , , , , , , , , on December 13, 2008 by gearsofrock

amazon-brutal-legendJack Black on Brutal Legend, a video game he developed that is due out next year:

“When I was a child listening to metal, I imagined myself slaying dragons to the music, or riding pterodactyls, or strangling a Minotaur, or making love to a beautiful centaur. You couldn’t do that back then. You could only imagine that. What this game allows you to do is physicalize heavy metal music. You can do battle with this dramatic, dangerous music as your score. It’s a real wish-fulfillment game for me” [latimes.com].

Brutal Legend will feature new music from Black Sabbath, Judas Priest, Zakk Wylde, Wolfmother, and Ronnie James Dio. Lemmy Kilmister provides the voice of the character Kill Master, Rob Halford voices General Lionwhyte, and Dio has an unnamed role [wikipedia.com].

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Game Trailer:

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Review: Motorhead – Motorizer [2008]

Posted in Motorhead with tags , , on September 29, 2008 by gearsofrock

By Artem Altman

Do you remember the age old saying, “if it ain’t broke – don’t fix it,” well, Motörhead sure does. Released on Aug. 26, Motörizer keeps with the age old adage that has preserved the band’s musical formula and has served well for the godfather’s of speed & thrash metal. In fact, served so well that Motörhead’s sound has gone almost completely unchanged for the most of the band’s history that has now spanned over 30 years.

The signature growl-delivery of Motörhead’s frontman and bassist, Lemmy Kilmister, is just the same as ever — just as it has been on their self-titled debut, Motörhead (1977), or the seminal release of the Ace of Spades (1980) containing the album’s prototypical title-track which is credited as an influence of bands such as Metallica.

For Lemmy and the rest of the gang, Phil Campbell providing the contagious riffs, and Mikkey Dee beating out the drums, innovation is not a concept that the band is ready to accept right now or if ever. What could be called “musical-monotony,” might frustrate some bands. However, fans seem to appreciate the band’s style and so Motörhead sticks to its guns.

A combination of a charged up-tempo playing style with lyrics that dwell on the two rock n’ roll main staples: sex and rock n’ roll. Motörizer delivers the spunk with songs such as “(Teach You How To) Sing the Blues,” a dark and murky of old timer set on partying; “Rock Out,” an anthem for playing loud and partying hard; “One Short Life,” a rock sermon that preaches living a good life while taking no crap from no one; “English Rose,” a ballad full of sexual innuendos, promiscuity and a good girl gone bad; and “Heroes,” a poignant tale of soldiers fighting a war under a hazy pretense.

In the conclusion, Motörizer is a testament to Motörhead’s status as a band that has managed to put out album after album for 30 years now without shifting from what they stand for. And for the elder statesmen of rock n’ roll (as sung on “Rock Out”), they still manage to “rock out with [their] c*ck(s) out.”

Artem Altman – Official Website

Lemmy: The Movie Teaser Trailer

Posted in Motorhead with tags , , on August 27, 2008 by gearsofrock

Motörhead released Motörizer on Tuesday, August 26. After a quick listen, I can say that this album is 100% solid rock and roll, no different from the last 19 albums.

If you haven’t done so already, check out the “Lemmy: The Movie” teaser trailer below [warning: adult language]

Bonus: Here is a classic riddle for your rock and roll soul:

“Who’d win in a wrestling match: Lemmy or God?” Airheads [1994]

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