Saturday, September 02, 2006

excellent review and album...

Lamb of God

With their last few albums Lamb Of God has proven that they belong at or near the top of the heap of New Wave Of American Heavy Metal bands. Their latest release further strengthens that case.

This is a CD that starts with a bang and doesn't let up until the end. The dual guitar attack of Mark Morton and Will Adler shreds and solos their way around the rock solid and very underrated drumming of Chris Adler. There are some very memorable and catchy songs, including "Redneck," which seems destined to be a crowd favorite at concerts.

Lamb Of God - Sacrament Review

Friday, September 01, 2006

little late with jesse pintado

Terrorizer Guitarist Jesse Pintado Dies

Less than a week after the release of Terrorizer's first CD since 1989, ex-Napalm Death guitarist Jesse Pintado has died. His record label issued the following brief announcement: "Guitarist Jesse Pintado (Terrorizer, ex-Napalm Death) died over the weekend in a hospital in Holland. A pioneer in our musical genre, Jesse and his influential sound will be sorely missed. Century Media Records would like to offer our most sincere condolences to his family and friends, and will make a further announcement later in the week."

Grieving fans have been leaving their condolences at Terrorizer's MySpace Page.

Some of Pintado's former Napalm Death bandmates have also commented on his passing at Napalm Death's Official Site. Barney Greenway said, “I am sitting here still really trying to take in what has happened with Jesse. We were in Bulgaria playing at the time when it seems to have happened, and communications were a little off our radar. I don’t really want to dissect things too much because I’m conscious of how Jesse’s family must be feeling right now – simply to say that I’m sad and also disappointed that Jesse wasn’t able to fully lift himself again and re-discover his hunger with Terrorizer. RIP amigo.”

(photo courtesy Century Media)

Thursday, August 31, 2006

marty stuart....great!!

Reviews > CDs


Here's an honor that comes rarely to exponents of bluegrass and traditional country music: Superlatone is an imprint set up by Tony Brown and Tim DuBois of Universal South Records, specifically for the purpose of releasing albums by the very fine singer and multiinstrumentalist Marty Stuart.

There have been several such releases so far, each of them different in tone and content, and the latest is a document of an exciting live set recorded at the legendary Ryman Auditorium in July of 2003. It finds Stuart and his small band of top session men (including banjo picker Charlie Cushman and fiddler Stuart Duncan, among others) romping through a set of bluegrass standards and tradcountry standbys, along with one or two Stuart originals. He apparently didn't know the set was being recorded and hadn't even rehearsed the band for more than a few minutes before the show, and perhaps as a result of both of those factors, the crew sounds loose and uninhibited - though not loose enough to sound sloppy.

The set opens with "Orange Blossom Special," a choice that may seem a bit obvious and boring in theory, but it absolutely burns in practice. Other standards that are given a new breath of life on this thrilling album include the banjo showpiece "Shuckin' The Corn," "John Henry" (played here in a strippeddown instrumental version), and "The Great Speckled Bird" (featuring a guest appearance by resonator guitar god Uncle Josh Graves). For those who prefer a more modern version of old country music, there's a strutting rendition of "Walk Like That" and a headlong run through "Hillbilly Rock," and there's also a snare drum - a tasteful one, I promise. Highly recommended. (Universal South Records, 40 Music Square West, Nashville, TN 37203,

Wednesday, August 30, 2006

north wilkesboro....

nascar cares about it's past....
my ass!

Monday, August 28, 2006


what a bunch of boobs!!
flown here at who's cost?

Karr cleared in JonBenet Ramsey case
DNA of suspect in murder no match, but he faces child porn charges in Calif.

BOULDER, Colo. - Prosecutors abruptly dropped their case against John Mark Karr in the slaying of JonBenet Ramsey on Monday, saying DNA tests failed to put him at the crime scene despite his repeated insistence he killed the 6-year-old beauty queen.

The move came just a week and a half after the 41-year-old schoolteacher was arrested in Thailand and put on a plane to the U.S. in what was regarded as a remarkable break in the decade-old murder mystery that had cast suspicion on JonBenet's parents.

Karr, 41, will be held in custody by the Boulder County sheriff's office pending extradition to Sonoma County, Calif., to face child pornography charges dating to 2001. Earlier in the day, the sheriff's department announced Karr had been released.
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Sheriff Joe Pelle said Karr will be held in the same jail cell where he's been since last week. He described Karr as "polite and cooperative."

Boulder County District Attorney Mary Lacy’s office did not return repeated calls from The Associated Press. A news conference was scheduled for 10 a.m. MT Tuesday.

Defense ‘deeply distressed’
“The warrant on Mr. Karr has been dropped by the district attorney,” public defender Seth Temin said outside the jail, a few hours before he was cleared in the Ramsey case. “They are not proceeding with the case.”

“We’re deeply distressed by the fact that they took this man and dragged him here from Bangkok, Thailand, with no forensic evidence confirming the allegations against him and no independent factors leading to a presumption that he did anything wrong,” Temin said.

Earlier in the day, Denver’s KUSA, citing two sources close to the investigation, said that hair and saliva taken from Karr in Boulder after his arrival last week were tested over the weekend at the Denver police crime lab and that he was ruled out as the source of the DNA taken from the crime scene. Prosecutors later confirmed that.

The schoolteacher’s arrest in Thailand a week and a half ago was seen as a surprise break in the decade-old murder mystery that had cast suspicion over JonBenet’s parents. But inconsistencies in Karr’s account immediately raised suspicions that he might be an obsessed follower of the case who confessed to a crime he didn’t commit.