Tuesday, March 14, 2017

TREVOR PERES "When We Used The Name Obituary, We Couldn't Believe Nobody Used It Yet"

"When we used the name Obituary we couldn't believe nobody used it yet. We were like damn I can't believe no one has ever used that. It was like sick....we got lucky. Nowadays it's even harder, there are no names left."

American Standards Announce New Album; Drop "Writers Block Party" Music Video

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American Standards Announce New Album; Drop "Writers Block Party" Music Video

For Immediate Release:

(March 14, 2017 - Phoenix, AZ) - Chaotic hardcore quartet, American Standards have announced their upcoming full length titled, Anti-Melody which is set to release April 28th on all digital music outlets. Off the forthcoming record comes the first single "Writers Block Party", giving a good glimpse into the group's new record. The new single premiered exclusively on Lambgoat.
"What started as social commentary on the growing divide in our society became very personal when our founding guitarist (Cody Conrad) passed of suicide and then soon after, my father of cancer. We went back in to re-write much of the album and in a lot of ways used it as therapy to deal with the experiences. Although very personal, at its core Anti-Melody is centered around the universal theme of separation on many levels." -Vocalist, Brandon Kellum
Watch "Writers Block Party" below and pre-order the "Anti-Melody" at American Standards' online store.
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Anti Melody Track List

1. Writers Block Party
2. Carpe Diem, Tomorrow
3. Church Burner
4. Bartenders Without Wings
5. Danger Music #9
6. CancerEater
7. Broken Culture
8. Chicago Overcoat

Connect with American Standards:

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About American Standards:

Formed in 2011, American Standards is a hard-hitting, emotionally and politically charged hardcore punk unit from Phoenix, Arizona. Employing a blistering blend of metal, punk and thrash the band released its powerhouse debut “Still Life” in 2012 under We Are Triumphant (distributed by Victory Records) and immediately went on to share the stage with bands such as Every Time I Die, Norma Jean and The Dillinger Escape Plan.
American Standards quickly became known for their intense live show, tongue in cheek demeanor and relentless work ethic playing over 250+ shows to date. Since then, the band has released two independent EP’s and has announced a full length titled “Anti-Melody” set for release April 28th 2017. Based on recent interviews with the band, the release will continue to build upon sociopolitical themes, corporate greed, satire and materialism but will also have a much more personal tone.

Monday, February 6, 2017


Jimmy Bower was a recent guest on Talk Toomey. Toomey and Jimmy ran the gambit of topics including Superjoint, eyehategod, New Orleans, Pinterest projects, etc. Here are a few quotes from the interview.

On if he has seen any hate towards Phil on this tour:

"He's (Phil) a fucking icon. We've been having a great time. The show's have been excellent. It's killer because the front couple of rows, the kids are singing all the lyrics to the new record. Boom! That means you won."

On Pantera:

"They changed music. There are only a few bands that actually change music. Phil's got those bragging rights. His band fucking changed music."

On touring in Eyehategod with Randy Blythe:

"That's just friends stepping up to help friends"

On Mike's liver transplant:

"We were like 'they don't give transplants to people like Mike'"

Sunday, January 29, 2017

Dez Fafara on SUICIDE SILIENCE "Don't Be Afraid to Grow as an Artist"

Dez Fafara (DevilDriver) was the guest on the latest episode of Talk Toomey. During the conversation, Dez and Toomey talked about the latest Suicide Silence record and his transition from Coal Chamber to DevilDriver. Here are some excerpts from the interview.

(transcribed by wookubus of ThePrp.com)

On the latest Suicide Silence album:

“Don’t be afraid to grow as an artist. I mean look at the time you come from and I come from. Artists were so different it was… Everybody had a different look and a different sound. You couldn’t take 15 bands and put ’em all on the same stage and they’d all sound the same. Right now I could take a hundred bands and put’ em all on the same stage and they’d all sound the fucking same. There’s just something to be said for growth and doing something different.”

On his transition from Coal Chamber to DevilDriver and if it was brought on by the dying nu metal scene:

“No I wasn’t even thinking that, I mean dude Coal Chamber was heavy as fuck, so I don’t know what you’re talking about. I mean have you heard the first Coal Chamber record? It’s tuned to fucking god knows what. We toured with Pantera and Black Sabbath, this shit was heavy. The reason I left Coal Chamber was far from like ‘OK, I see the scene dying, I better make a fucking move now.’

No, it was far from that. It was like ‘I can’t be around these cats no more .’ Their lifestyle and the way they treat me and everyone else and the way it was going down, it was like ‘fuck this.’ You know? The way I left was right after a tour I got in a cab, and fucking called… swiped my card at 33,000 feet and said ‘I’m done,’ I left a tour and said ‘fuck this, I’m, done. This is not how it’s supposed to be.’ So it was far from like ‘Ahh, the music’s taking a dive.’

If you really look at it man, there was probably a few years when people bagged on every band that came out of that scene, but if you look at the biggest bands on the planet right now, they’re the same. System Of A Down, Korn, Deftones, Disturbed, can I just go down the line? From that same era, so was music changing? Like no, hell no it wasn’t. So here’s what happened to me.

I’ve always been turned on to aggressive music. I’ve always been turned on to different aggressive music. I mean even right now you and I could have a whole separate show on bands I found in the last two weeks that no one’s ever heard of. So my mind is constantly—and I’m a lot like Philip [Anselmo] when it comes to that—I’m constantly listening and diving in. I come  from a punk rock and psychobilly background. Obviously Coal Chamber had way heavier elements. But I was listening to a lot more raw, different, heavier stuff.

I mean like even Superjoint demos with Philip were like tripping me, like ‘woah what the fuck is going on here?’ And go down the line when it wasn’t cool to even listen to black metal; I was insane about that scene for awhile. So for me it was like, I wanna get out and do something that’s a lot more brutal. And it has a lot more uptempo and groove to it as well.

Coal Chamber had a lot of chug to it… you can only push the players so much for what they can write. So it wasn’t the music, it was more like ‘Hmm, this thing’s falling apart and I got a family and kids and a career,’ it’s like I’m not gonna fall apart with it. If the ship is sinking everybody’s looking for a fucking life raft you know? Everybody.

And it just so happens—and a lot of people don’t know this—but when I was doing Coal Chamber‘s last record “Dark Days“; I was leaving those sessions and driving like two and a half hours up into the mountains of Santa Barbara and recording DevilDriver at that time. Making the demos for DevilDriver at that time to hand over to Roadrunner to get the first record deal we did.”

Saturday, January 21, 2017

Gene Hoglan: " If Metallica puts out a great metal record, that only benefits us all"

Gene Hoglan (Testament) recently called into the Talk Toomey Podcast. Gene talked about a number of topics including Testament, Deloreans, Death, working with Brendon Small and more.

On Metallica releasing a heavier album:

"I can only imagine that the world is excited at the fact that Metallica has put out (a new album).....I've heard a few tracks and looks like they are focused on trying to be (heavy).....there are no "Until it Sleeps" on this record. So far from what I've heard it sounds like they are trying to be focused , you know.....Picking up the flag of heavy metal and waving it proudly. I back that. If Metallica puts out a great metal record, that only benefits us all"

Thursday, November 24, 2016

Saint Dog Wants to Work with Violent Jay and Shaggy 2 Dope on New Record

Saint Dog is busy working in the studio on his next album.  There are many big names that will be featured on this project including much of the Kottonmouth family.  Saint Dog is primed and ready to reclaim his throne in the underground scene. A new logo along with new merchandise is in the works.  Donny Polinske (aka The DRP / ex Primer 55 vocalist / label owner) is hard at work putting the project together with Saint Dog.  More to come along with new tours to promote the release of the CD.

Saint Dog recently talked about his new album and signing with Force 5 on the Talk Toomey Podcast.

Saint Dog on working with ICP:
"I'd like to do something with Insane Clown Posse on this new record. We did make a couple calls. We're kinda waiting to hear back. Twiztid would be dope to feature with as well."

Saint Dog on touring with ICP:
"When I was in Kottonmouth Kings, we toured with Insane Clown Posse. That actually helped kick off our fan base. The ICP fan base is a fan base that buys music and supports the artists they believe in. We were able to pickup a lot of fans from those tours."

Monday, October 10, 2016

Dan Maines: Touring with Marilyn Manson "One Of The Best Tours We've Ever Done"

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Dan Maines of Clutch
I recently caught up with Dan Maines of Clutch and took him down memory lane. Clutch opened for Marilyn Manson in 1995 on the Portrait of an American Family tour. Dan had a few things to say about that time in Clutch's career.
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"I remember thinking this tour is not going to work. The funny thing was, it didn't seem to working at the time, but that was actually one of the best tours we've ever done. Even to this day, as far as opening up for a band and having their audience accept us as new fans to our music. It was weird. I don't know whose idea it was, it could have been Marilyn Manson's at the get go to ask us to open. When we went out after that tour and went on our own, the same people we thought were sleeping through out set were showing up to our shows. It was incredible."

"That was an amazing tour. Just to see the rise of that band. Because it was a three month tour and at the beginning he was just getting radio airplay but not a lot of people were showing up. It steadily grew and grew to a point where you knew they just going to be the next big thing."

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