Are You Lost Pervert?


After learning more about manners regarding blogging I asked Mikeladano.com if I could use his idea of posting strange search terms that led people to his blog. He didn’t say no so I’m gonna go with it.

Here I present you with some terms that led some perverts to the Audible Stew. Let’s just hope they didn’t leave anything in it.

tom araya stachatory rape

almost famous fucking

vortex strip club in akron ohio – The Vortex is next to a strip club.

layne staley gossip groupie – Blake Lively and Necrophilia; coming this fall to CWTV.

heavy rubber gear girlpursuit2

boobs shows uo rock on the range

band bettie heavy metal girls

joey jordison girlfriend amanda

tumblr mosh pit groped – It’s bad enough if a girl gets groped in a mosh pit, but why would you look something like that up.

who is the chick in mettal maffia – I’m not sure, but what an ass!

renee duvall i hate it when we fight because i know it deep in my heart how much we care for one another – I’m not sure if this is a search term or a love note.

Miley Cyrus – “Wrecking Ball”


I can understand that Miley Cyrus is annoying. I find Sarah Palin annoying. The difference is Sarah Palin doesn’t have a hit album or countless people writing blogs about her. Now that everyone and their brother have put in their two cents on Miley Cyrus, I’m beginning to feel that I won’t qualify as a music blogger unless I join the fray.

The thing that bothers me most about this video is that no one (to my knowledge) has noticed that it’s a pretty good song. It has some emotional lyrics and a strong catchy chorus. When you couple that with the fact that Cyrus gives a very heartfelt and powerful vocal delivery it’s no wonder it’s a hit song,but I still can’t find anyone who likes Miley Cyrus.

I can even buy into the argument that because this is a stripped down performance and song it makes sense for her to be stripped down in the video. I mean, it’s not nearly as overproduced as “We Can’t Stop” or “Party in the USA.” I’m a heterosexual male so of course I like this video. I think Miley is a gorgeous girl. I’m not exactly shocked by nudity; have you seen any of the porn sites on the internet? You can find stuff a lot worse than this. And if you don’t believe me that nudity can be used to make an artistic statement, perhaps you’ll believe Rage Against The Machine:RATMPMRC

 

 

 

 

I’m not saying that she was trying to make a statement or anything, but it is pretty cool that she’s pushing boundaries. Can you imagine this video being shown on MTV? I can’t. But really, how shocking is nudity? Everyone is naked at some point or another. Most of us just don’t do it in hit music videos. Which of these pictures below do you find the most disturbing?

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I wonder if we made greed, envy, sloth and wrath as taboo as lust whether or not the world would be a better place.

And who the fuck does Sinead O’Connor think she is to weigh in on the situation. If Sinead is going to give Miley any advice it should be: “Don’t let your kooky antics overshadow your musical talent like I did.” Seriously, can you name three songs that Sinead O’Connor sang? No? OK, whose picture did she tear up on Saturday Night Live?

I’ll admit that she’s probably not doing anything to help the feminist movement. But her actions aren’t as detrimental as those of Pamela Anderson, Madonna, or Dolly Parton. She’s definitely not harming feminism as much as the election of Barack Obama has harmed race relations.

And really isn’t Justin Beiber just the male equivalent of Miley Cyrus?

I just don’t understand why this is such a big deal when other videos weren’t. Where’s all the press for the new In This Moment video or Tommy Lee’s “Get Naked” or Tool’s “Hush.”

About the only thing I understand better now that I’ve seen this video is why Peter Gabriel wanted to be a sledgehammer.

The Where’s My Shirt Tour


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Iggy and the Stooges, Danzig and Rollins Band

Everyone knows that the reason Iggy Pop is always on tour is because he lost his shirt somewhere on the road during an early Stooges tour and hasn’t been able to find it since.

When we went out on that tour I literally had just the one shirt,” Pop recalls. “And when I lost it, that was it. I’ve been looking for that shirt for forty years.”

The difference with this tour and previous ones is that this time there’s no questioning his motivation. In fact, he’s even joined forced with everbare-chested singer Glenn Danzig as the opening act.

I love Glenn,” Pop said. “I’ve never heard his music or anything, but he has a really nice physique. I like a guy who isn’t afraid to let his chest out.”

Pop will be touring in support of Ready To Die,the fifth album from his group The Stooges. Henry Rollins will be the opening act.

We weren’t sure who to get to open for us. Obviously Glenn and I work well together since we never wear shirts, but we weren’t sure who else to get,” Pop said. “We thought of maybe Soundgarden, but Chris Cornell hasn’t been shirtless since Badmotorfinger. That was really the last good album they did. Miley Cyrus came up a few times, but she’s doing her own thing.”

Will the Where’s My Shirt tour make it to your town? Look below for details…

Sat 12/14/13

Southbridge, MA Mill Street Brews

        

Fri 01/03/14

Norfolk, CT Infinity Hall

        

Sat 01/04/14

Fall River, MA Narrows Center For The Arts

        

Tue 01/07/14

New York, NY B.B. King Blues Club

        

Sat 01/11/14

Frisco, TX The Pub In Frisco

        

Sun 01/19/14

Middletown, NY Brian’s Backyard BBQ

        

Tue 01/21/14

New York, NY B.B. King Blues Club

        

Fri 02/14/14

Morehead City, NC Morehead Center For Performing Arts

        

Sat 02/15/14

Annapolis, MD Rams Head On Stage

        

Sun 02/16/14

Annapolis, MD Rams Head On Stage

        

Fri 02/21/14

Shirley, MA Bull Run Restaurant

        

Sat 03/08/14

South Orange, NJ South Orange Performing Arts Ctr.

        

Sun 03/09/14

Tarrytown, NY The Tarrytown Music Hall

        

Fri 04/04/14

Santa Cruz, CA Moe’s Alley

        

Sat 04/05/14

Jackson, CA Jackson Rancheria Casino & Hotel

        

Tue 05/20/14

Udine, Italy Teatro Nuovo

        

Wed 05/21/14

Milan, Italy Bloom Club

        

Thu 05/22/14

Istres, France L’Usine

        

Fri 05/23/14

Bourgoin Jallieu, France SMAC Les Abattoirs

        

Sat 05/24/14

Lievin, France Arc En Ciel

        

 

Wednesday 13 and the Death of Peabody’s


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Nation of No One, Dr. Dreadful, Bloodsuckers Anonymous, Mortified Mortician, Cold Blue Rebels, Wednesday 13

Peabody’s Downunder – Cleveland, OH

13 October 2013

 

 

It was a night of tight corsets, fishnets and big black boots. Horror Punk reared its corpse painted face at Peabody’s in Cleveland with Wednesday 13.

 

I was disappointed that we arrived too late to hear more than one song from Nation of No One. The tune I caught from them sounded like really stupid punk rock. Before you take that as an insult, remember that the prototypical punk band is famous for songs like “I Wanna Sniff Some Glue” and “Pinhead.”

 

IMG_20131013_194403_912I’ve been wondering why there aren’t more females in the punk genre and Dr Dreadful did nothing to answer that question. It’s nice to see a girl onstage and not sequestered into the bass player role or exploited as the hot lead singer. There really isn’t much difference in the music that a girl can make except that a song about being in love with someone your friends and family wouldn’t approve of like “It’s Not Necrophilia If It’s Undead” seems a bit more truthful coming from a girl. I’d like to see more chicks playing rocking guitars so hopefully my niece will have someone to look up to who isn’t constantly shaking and sticking her tongue out like she’s having grand mal seizures.

 

Bloodsuckers Anonymous are a tight and talented group that fit on this bill great, but they’re a bit too “-core” for my taste. They had a few songs I enjoyed, but there was a bit too much screaming and soloing for me. Sometimes you want stupid punk and not talent.

 

The only noticeable difference between Mortified Mortician and Marilyn Manson is that IMG_20131013_210950_016Marilyn Manson doesn’t want to be them. I could hear the influence before I saw the singer’s shock symbol tattoo and I liked their set as much as Holy Wood, but I was disappointed that they didn’t play “Disposable Teens.” I don’t want to rip on them too hard. Godsmack eventually developed their own sound and achieved success and maybe these guys will too. I just don’t think they’re there yet.

 

I was blown away by Cold Blue Rebels. The Horror Punk genre is something that’s been done to death (pun intended) and can get stagnant real quick. CBR keeps things fresh (sort of) by playing rockabilly. At first I thought the band was made up or Ritchie Valens, Joe Strummer, Sid Vicious and Bill Ward, but then I realized Bill Ward isn’t dead yet and they are actually just guys in zombie makeup and dirty clothes. Either way, they’re the IMG_20131013_220705_243most interesting and exciting group I’ve seen in a long time.

 

And then it was time for the reigning king of Horror Punk Wednesday 13. I don’t own any of his records and I don’t want to because that would take the fun out of going to the show, knowing only two songs and being able to sing along with nearly every one of them. I constantly felt out of place because I didn’t cheer when he’d introduce a song, but by the chorus I was usually shaking my fist and realizing why everyone was so excited. By blending a bit of glam/party metal in his music Wednesday makes for a show I love to see every time.

 

Sadly though, this will probably be the last show I see at Peabody’s. The place is being torn down at the end of the month to make way for an extension to Cleveland State University. I’ll definitely miss it. I’ve seen a lot of good shows on those stages and have a lot of good memories of going there over the years. It is bittersweet because while I’m saying goodbye to a stage I played on with several shitty bands, I know that in the future I may have a chance to play at the Agora with other shitty bands. From what I’ve heard, Peabody’s will be moving into the Agora so the next time Wednesday 13 comes to town, I’ll just have to go somewhere else for the awesome show.

 

(If you’ve never seen the Agora, just check out the opening scene of that movie The Rocker.)

And here’s a video from Cold Blue Rebels because they rocked LAMF.

Anything That Can Go Wrong 10


I was at work today when I realized that I hadn’t posted a second entry this week. Lucky for you, dear reader, I already had this interview I conducted with former Ockym’s Razyr guitarist Paul Ode typed up. I just have to dust it off and give it a once over to make sure their aren’t’ two many typos.

The Other Interview

 

After last weeks interview with Adam Gillis where he told me about the changes occurring1416197-rq_2102e9_13 in Ockym’s Razyr the next logical step was a sit down chat with Paul Ode. So I caught up with Paul last weekend at his new girlfriend’s parents’ house. He was happy to see me and a tad disinclined toward answering my questions.

 

The Audible Stew: So how have you been?

Paul Ode: I’ve been doing good. How about yourself?

AS: I’m good. I heard there was a bit of a falling out between you and the guys in Ockym’s Razyr.

PO: Yeah, it was time for me to move on. I haven’t been feeling the vibe with those guys for a while now, so it felt like it was time to get out and focus on something else.

AS: Would that have anything to do with your banging a band mates girlfriend?

PO: That was something that happened after I split with the band. That had nothing to do with it.

AS: Really? Adam told me that you moved here (Nora Tomason’s house) right from the apartment.

PO: Yeah, well… I moved out of there and moved here. I made up my mind that I wanted out of that atmosphere and decided to move somewhere else. I made up my mind, then I changed. It’s not like we were screwing around behind his back. Nothing was set in stone before I moved here.

AS: SO you guys weren’t sleeping together before you moved here?
PO: Well, we did a couple of times, but nothing serious… It wasn’t like we were together or anything. We just screwed here and there.

AS: They were always up each others’ asses, how did you manage that?

PO: Well, occasionally we’d meet in the bathroom or after everyone passed out. It was just something that kind of happened. A few times.

AS: OK, OK. Enough with the soap opera stuff. I came to talk about the music. What’s in store for you in the future?

PO: Well, I got really sick of playing that math-metal shit that Ockym’s Razyr always wanted to do. It’s fun and technical and nice to be challenged and all that, but I just want to be doing something different.

AS: Something different? Like what?

PO: Well, I’m a big fan of radio-friendly hard rock so that’s what I’m going to try to play. I figure that’s a good idea because a lot of people like that type of music. That’s why it’s on the radio right?

AS: What kind of bands do you mean by “radio-friendly hard rock?”81957-10.tif

PO: You know, the good stuff they play on the radio. Nickelback, Theory of a Deadman, Five Finger Death Punch.

AS: You want to sound like Nickelback?

PO: I like Nickelback. A lot of people like Nickelback.

AS: I’m not disputing that fact it’s just that… I’m not one of them and I don’t know anyone else who admits to liking them.

PO: They’re still really popular.

AS: So is Tom Cruise.

PO: Whatever man. People like to hear stuff like that.

AS: Yeah, my mom likes Nickelback.

PO: Are you gonna be a dick the whole interview?

AS: Sorry, sorry.  Anyway, I heard you’re part of the Murphy’s Law reunion.

PO: Oh yeah, I almost forgot. The bass player and drummer wanted to reform that band so they got a hold of one of my friends to be the singer and he suggested me as the guitarist.

AS: Wait… the bass player and the drummer?

PO: Yeah, they’re the only original members involved in the reunion.

AS: That doesn’t sound much like a reunion though. Shouldn’t you get the whole band back together? Or at least a singer or a guitarist?

PO: We have two original members.

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Fleetwood Mac, the greatest soap opera of the seventies.

AS: But you only have the rhythm section. It’s kind of like Fleetwood Mac.

PO: We’re nothing like Fleetwood Mac. How do you even come up with that?

AS: Well, the only original members still in Fleetwood Mac are the drummer and bassist.

PO: We’ll be more nu metal. Like Murphy’s Law was in the old days.

AS: Are you going to be playing the old tunes?

PO: We’re not sure yet, we may just write a completely new set and throw in some new covers.

AS: So… you’re going to play different songs with the same rhythm section and just cash in on the name recognition?

PO: No. It’s a REUNION. Put that in your blog.

AS: Alright man, I will. I just think it seems a little silly is all. What do the other guys from Murphy’s Law think about this.

PO: Who knows? One’s in Nebraska or Iowa or something and the other is playing in some other band. He’s too busy and doesn’t want to be involved.

AS: Well, best of luck. Tell Nora I said hi.

PO: Will do.

NIN – Tension 2013


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Wolstein Center – Cleveland, OH

5 October 2013

 

After hearing the new Nine Inch Nails album Hesitation MarksI felt my excitement for the live show drop by a factor of about 43 and I began questioning the wisdom of buying my tickets so far in advance. It wasn’t until about halfway through the show that I remembered it wasn’t Pretty Hate Machine that made them famous so much as Lollapalooza ’91. While no one ever argues that Trent Reznor is a studio wizard, few people realize that he’s just as much of a genius when it comes to hiring live musicians to perform his tunes in a live setting.

I didn’t care much for the opening act, Explosions in the Sky. They were an experimental sort of psychedelic/garage instrumental band. Their songs were decent, but a little too spacey for my taste. I did notice on Sporify that they’ve done some soundtrack work, most noticeably for Friday Night Lights, and while I remember enjoying the music from that film I didn’t care for them as an opening act for NIN. I wasn’t the only one. The crowd was full of people groaning every time they began a new song. The most applause they received was when they finally took off their instruments and exited the stage.

And of course we had to wait a good half hour before Nine Inch Nails came out. But we forgot all about that once the lights went down and they took the stage.

IMG_20131005_213504_151It’s nice to see that my ticket money went to good use. The last time I saw Nails (Fragility 2.0 in 1999) they had an impressive light show, but the Tension 2013 tour puts that to shame. They began with the new single “Copy of a” and each member was illuminated by spotlights only a few feet over their heads. I was a little peeved as that obstructed my view, but it wasn’t long before the rigging began to move again. Not only was there a screen in the back to project images on, but throughout the show two other screens would descend and rise further downstage. There were a lot of lines and a few dashes moving back and forth and silhouettes and flames. I heard a few people bitching about the set list and backup singers, but I don’t think you can touch the light show. Well, unless you’re an epileptic. If you’re an epileptic I doubt you enjoy NIN live.

It should be noted that though I’ve seen NIN before the only returning members from that show were Trent Reznor and Guitarist Robin Fink. But I will say that everyone put on great performances. Ilan Rubin is a phenomenal drummer who not only nailed every beat, but also walked to a keyboard on the side of his drum riser to play the “doesn’t it make you feel better” piano lick in “March of the Pigs.” Josh Eustis proved himself an accomplished multi-instrumentalist by playing not only keyboards and guitar, but also the ehru, xylophone and saxophone. Pino Palladino is a great bass player, but he didn’t move around a lot, which provided an interesting foil to Reznor’s never-ending calisthenics.

I wasn’t sure what to make of the two backup singers, Lisa Fischer and Sharlotte Gibson. IMG_20131005_215439_813Sure, artists like Bob Seger, Leonard Cohen and Marilyn Manson use backups, but this was Nine Inch Nails. Nine Inch Nails don’t need back up singers; what kind of heresy was this? (And how would these ladies have responded had they been asked to perform the song “Heresy”?) But they captured both my HAS bones and my heart with their voices. Their contributions helped to make songs like “The Wretched,” “Into the Void” and “All Time Low” fresh and exciting. I’m not sure which of them contributed the “Great Gig in the Sky” type wails to the end of “Even Deeper,” but I thought that was very, very cool. And I was pleasantly surprised when the fog machine went into overdrive as Alessandro Cortini played “A Warm Place.” That’s one of the last songs I was expecting to hear on this tour, but it provided a nice segue while the stage was stripped of unnecessary instruments for the band to play the rockers “Wish,” “Burn,” “The Hand That Feeds” and “Head Like A Hole.”

It took a bit of effort to get the band back out for their encore, but they came. That was the most awkward portion of the show. I understand the screaming, yelling and “YYYEEEAAAHHH!” of the audience for the big rock songs, I engage in it myself, but when Trent Reznor is singing “Hurt” it’s more appropriate to just shut the hell up.

While I would have liked to have heard more songs from With Teeth and Broken I can’t bitch too much about the set because with that much material to choose from there’s no way you can please everyone (I know my buddy Patrick would have liked more from Year Zero) Even the songs I didn’t care much for from Hesitation Marks sounded great live and it was an awesome show. The best thing about seeing Nine Inch Nails live is that it’s a different show every tour. I would highly recommend checking them out.

I couldn’t find any videos from the show I was at, but here’s one from the previous night.

 

Here’s a set list I stole from Wikipedia. It’s pretty complete to the best of my knowledge although I do remember hearing “The Frail/The Wretched” and “Into the Void,” and I’m not sure of the titles for a lot of the songs from Year Zero or Hesitation Marks.

  1. Copy of A
  2. “1,000,000”
  3. “Terrible Lie”
  4. March of the Pigs
  5. Piggy
  6. “All Time Low”
  7. “Disappoined”
  8. Came Back Haunted
  9. “Find My Way”
  10. “Satellite”
  11. Survivalism
  12. “Running”
  13. “A Warm Place”
  14. “Somewhat Damaged”
  15. Wish
  16. Burn
  17. The Hand That Feeds
  18. Head Like a Hole
Encore
1. “Even Deeper”
2. “In This Twilight”
3. “While I’m Still Here”
4. “Black Noise”
5. “Hurt

Anarchadia Interview


I didn’t always want to be a music blogger, you know. I had dreams of being a serious journalist and helping to promote understanding among different cultures. Unfortunately, life happens and through nobody’s fault but my own I’ve had to put my dreams on hold for a few years.

Thankfully, I came across a great band from Syria a few years ago. After I reviewed their album Let Us All Unite we exchanged a few cordial messages via Facebook and eventually I worked up the courage to ask for an interview. Obviously they said yes as I’m 401233_386796941346038_289801261_nwriting this.

So here’s my attempt at serious journalism. And as I assumed, metal bands from Syria are very similar to metal bands anywhere else.

In the words of the little tramp: “Let Us All Unite!”

The Audible Stew: I don’t often think of the Levant as a hotbed of heavy metal. How does one form a metal band in Syria?

Anarchadia: True, it’s not a hotbed for Heavy Metal, but in the last three to four years many bands have emerged from the Middle East, and believe me when I say it’s not that different from any other place two or three friends gather and decide to form a band. As for Anarchadia we used to live in the same neighborhood. We were friends from a long time ago and have the same passion about music, especially Metal and Rock music. The special thing about it that it’s not as easy as in the west; gear is so expensive here, most of it is manufactured in China also there is a lack of venues and sponsors that would support this kind of music. I’d say forming a band in the east is not that different from the west but definitely harder.

AS: Is English your first language? I expected you to speak Arabic or maybe French.

A: English is not our first language. We speak Arabic, our mother tongue, and English as a second language and some of us speak Spanish but no French.

AS: Are you guys Muslims?

A: Band members are five and come from different religious backgrounds like Christianity not only Islam. But none of us is religious, most of the band don’t believe in God in the first place and some have their own views about God.

AS: What’s it like playing metal in a Muslim country? Are you regarded as Satan worshipers like the metal heads in Christian countries are?

A: Yeah, mostly the stereotype is that we are satanic. Unfortunately, because of this so many metal heads faced prison. As for Anarchadia, yeah we faced a lot of problems because of this thing.

AS: Are there a lot of metal bands in Syria/Middle East? Who are some of your favorites?

A: Because of the reasons mentioned above there are not many bands in the ME but the last four years marked a new era for metal here and I think that social media has a major role in spreading and encouraging young people to form bands and release their material over these networks. I recommend that you check Jorzine.com for everything Arabic Metal Music. My favorite is Rivergate from Algeria and there is a new interesting Syrian project which is under construction called New Noise Order and I think they might have a bright future.

AS: I made the comment that you guys don’t have a “dominant Middle Eastern sound,” but then I realized that I don’t even know how to describe a Middle Eastern sound. What is a Middle Eastern sound?

A: I might not be able to answer you technically what the difference between middle eastern and western melody is, but the middle east has more than 10,000 years of age, which means there is an unimaginable variety of backgrounds and cultures in one country, like Syria, so folk music is somehow dominant here, but in the age of globalization pop music is taking over which uses a fusion between folk music and western music, I would recommend none because if I were a true American, I wouldn’t recommend something like [Miley] Cyrus or Rihanna to an eastern person, at the same time you can find many respected fusion projects that might be interesting musically like Dhafer El Yousseff, Fayrouz, Ziad El Rahbani, Nassir Shamma….

AS: Over here, we have Christian rock bands that sing songs about Jesus, God etc. Do you guys have Muslim rock bands over there?

A: I think there are some in Egypt and some in the Arabic Gulf but I can’t name it as a genre because they are few, and I have some reservations against such a name but I prefer to keep them to myself for now.

AS: You’re a very politically minded band. What books or ideas have helped shape your political views?

A: The situation in Syria demanded a political theme for the album ‘Let Us All Unite’, and yeah we have our own political ideas but I can’t say that we have a specific source for it, but reading history has mainly formed what we are now especially Arabic, American and European History. When it comes to modern history I read the works of the Egyptian writer Mhd. Hasanain Haikal and others, also I can’t ignore the influence of blogs and the internet which has provided us with great insight into what’s going on with the world around us. However we are not planning on featuring a political theme into the lyrics for the next album.

Chaplin3AS: Where did the speech from “Let Us All Unite” Come from?

A: The Speech in “Let Us All Unite” is from the movie The Great Dictator By Charlie Chaplin.

AS: Would you care to share your thoughts on Assad? Or the rebels?

A: As Anarchadia, we think that the Syrian people are surrounded with bad choices, the government, the opposition, the rebels, thinkers and “thankfully” we have Jihadists now. And we should not blame one side; we prefer to blame everybody in Syria for what is happening. What we know now is that a lot of people are sick of what is going on and want peace to come back regardless of who is victorious.

AS: What would you like to see happen politically in the future of Syria?

A: To be realistic we would like to see a sectarian government running things through a democratic selection. But our ultimate dream, not only for Syria but also on a global scale, is that we would like to see people running their lives perfectly based on logic, without governments telling them how they should live their personal lives, since we are against any form of authority, but it is a dream and all we can do now is to promote it through our songs.

AS: It doesn’t look like America will be bombing you guys any time soon, would you support outside intervention in the conflict?

A: Of course not, US, Britain and France should quit bossing people around, end of discussion. France killed more than 1 million Algerians when Algeria was under the French occupation, the US wages war twice every 15 years and the British Empire, the empire on which the sun never sets, killed people more than anyone and we believe that any intervention would make things worse. What should happen is that sides have to drop their guns and start negotiations immediately. We promoted Say No To War and will promote that until the day we die. And this whole threat of bombing Syria was just a bubble to make sure that Assad would drop his Chemical Weapons but if we take a look to the last two years, 99% of people in Syria died because of guns not Chemical Weapons, so it was just a strategic move, and yeah Assad and Russia provided the carrot and the west is enjoying it now and will enjoy it for the next three years of nothing but more problems, more troubles and more nonsense negotiations just like what is happening right now.

AS: How did you manage to get Jon Shaffer of Iced Earth on your album?

A: It was done via Internet. Metal East Records managed to get in touch with Jon, and since Jon is a great man he agreed immediately after we sent him our songs and the demo to the song “True World Order.” We recorded everything and sent it over Email, then Jon recorded his lines when he was in Uruguay, then we mastered the song in Syria.

AS: I hear a little bit of Chimaira and Lamb of God in your music. Are you guys fans of some of the newer bands coming out of America?

A: Yeah sure, we are also fans of The Faceless, Animals As Leaders, Periphery and the list goes on.

AS: After my review of your album, I saw a huge spike in views from Syria, Lebanon, UAE and southeast Europe. Are you guys petty big in those countries?

A: We wouldn’t say big, but basically our fan base is in Syria, USA and Egypt based on the data we have on Facebook.

 

Much thanks to Anarchadia for this interview and best of luck! Hope to hear more music from you guys soon.