Hey friends of WMFO!
Thank you so much to everyone who participated in the 2014 WMFO Donations Drive and made it such a smashing success. We made our goal of $5000 and we couldn’t have done it without your help!
Music lovers already know who this guy is and that of course is Buckethead. I remember when he came on to the music scene many years ago, everyone was trying to guess who this was. The KFC bucket threw a lot of people off, I myself suspected it was none other than Michael Battio… ok not at all. Others had thought it was one of my other favorite guitarist – Paul Gilbert, there were some similarities in playing style and both are blindingly fast! When the day was done, he came out of his bucket and his real name is Brian Carroll. Anyway, he has done stints with shitty guns and roses, Primus and Praxis just to name a couple of bands. Buckethead is a pretty prolific musician. While some of us where wasting away on our couch last year, he released over 30 albums!!! I’ve posted one of the 30 below. He has a running series of over 90 cds. How does he make money? VOLUME!!! Yeah back to stupid reality. I just love pure guitar playing and this is guitar playing at its finest. I implore you, if you have never heard his stuff before check it out. There is literally a ton of really good stuff put out by him.
(Full Album) Buckethead – Claymation Courtyard (Buckethead Pikes #51)
What is element Z? Only the heaviest metal on earth! However if you are looking for locally developed man made metal you can find it all on this fantastic website Return To The Pit! The man running this site is called “the Reverand”. He has been doing this for almost 20 years! If there was a metal show in New England, he was there with his camera! Nobody covers the local metal scene better than this man. He even has a show on college radio no less! For that info you can check it out on his website. Whether its his classified boards which let other metal heads find bands or sell equipment, its all there. It has been one of my goto sites for quite some time.
Another metal site worth checking out? Invisible Oranges!
This site is a little more eclectic, they try and stick to the facts while also exposing live albums for not being live at all! What I like most about IO is that they don’t cover the same stories that everyone else does. They keep to the facts and I love the reviews of metal albums. They cover every sub genre of metal and if you’re a metal head, what you need is on this site.
Ok, I’ve posted about some pop bands but my real passion has been about brutal metal. I love the band Enslaved. Its not your typical death metal band. I would almost call them, dare I say, progressive? Not necessarily as progressive as Opeth but they bring their A game to the studio with such albums as Below The Northern Lights (highlight there is the song The Dead Stare) to Ruun which I felt was their most complete album to date. I have not had a chance to listen to their latest effort but most likely will this weekend. For that you can check out my blog – WMFO Regular Show. How will this album compare to Ruun? I guess we’ll have to wait and see. For now check out the song below. If you are intrigued, they will be playing at the SINCLAIR in Harvard Square March 24th. Doom fans will want to catch this show as YOB will be playing the undercard. The show is only $20 in advance and $24 day of the show. This promises to be one of the best shows in the area for these cold winter months. For more shows at the Sinclair, check out their SCHEDULE. For now, enjoy the song Ruun from the titled album Ruun.