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Remember When People Could Wear What They Wanted To Gigs Without Been Mocked Online? – A Response To Paul Cooke

Posted in Editorial/Opinionated with tags , , , on 21st January 2015 by Nico Solheim-Davidson

Edit: The original article by Paul Cooke has been removed from the online publication that published it. This article will remain up for archive purposes only.

An article came to my attention as it flooded my newsfeed on Facebook. The article, titled Remember When Metal Gigs Were Populated By Metal Fans? – A Rant by Paul Cooke, appears to have invoked the ire of a lot of my metal loving Facebook friends. Paul took it upon himself in the article to begin moaning about various going ons by people at one of the recent shows on the SlipknotKorn Prepare For Hell UK tour. So, Paul, my question for you is, if you are reading this, what makes it acceptable for you to “rage” about people not wearing the typical attire of gig goers? Do you remember the days when people could wear what they wanted at gigs without fear of been mocked online by the press? I certainly do.

Remember the days when metal gigs were populated by metal fans? I mean people who actually looked like they were into metal? There are still gigs like this but Slipknot etc attract a fair share of the NEXT, TOP SHOP, TOP MAN, MISS TWATTIN’ SELFIDGE brigade and it winds me the fuck up. Are you so ashamed of the music you like that you can’t even be arsed to look remotely like a metal fan?

Any real metal fan will tell you that they couldn’t give a damn what they dress in as it’s the music that matters. So what if Slipknot attract people that wear clothes that are typically sold at outlets like Next and Top Shop? I’m sure Slipknot don’t care, since these are the people who have come to see them play live, not strut down the proverbial catwalk to see who looks the most metal.

Last night I sat next to a (young) couple who looked like they’d just walked out of Top Shop and Top Man respectively. Taking selfies of themselves, they never spoke a word to each other as they fannied with their phones and fooked about on Facebook between bands.

Le gasp! How dare people take photos of themselves! Oh, the inhumanity! And they “fooked about on Facebook” between bands? Oh no! They should be locked up for life! I mean, it’s not like Facebook is probably more interesting to do than watch the stage crew set things up for the next band.

Just before Slipknot hit the stage they pulled matching Slipknot t-shirts from a carrier bag and slipped them on over their clothes. They left 2 songs before Slipknot ended, removing their tees and placing them back in the bag. Total Cocks.

People do this a lot at shows. Some people – myself included – have been known to change shirts numerous times throughout a show or festival to show support for the different bands on the bill.

And to the woman in front of me who was just following Chelsea FC’s Twitter feed all night – I hope you die a horrible obesity related death.

That’s really mature. Maybe she wasn’t into the music and she was accompanying her friend/family member/significant other? But what I’d like to really know is, why did you spend so much time and energy paying attention to which Twitter feed she was following “all night”? Surely, by your logic, you should “die a horrible obesity related death” as it’s apparent you didn’t watch the bands that much.

And one the bus home I felt compelled to watch an irritating couple going through all the shit images they’d taken that night on their phones. I nearly banged their heads together. It didn’t help that she had a set of teeth that could eat an orange through a fence plus an annoying face.

I’m sure a lot of people, just like me, are wondering what this actually has to do with the show. So what if a couple were going through “all the shit images” they’d took? Why did that mean you almost banged their heads together? And why does her teeth and face have to come into the equation?

Really, Paul, are these your gripes at shows? When people go to shows, they go to enjoy themselves, not to write an article afterwards about how people just aren’t metal any more. To say that watching bands, by your logic, is more important than Facebooking or following feeds on Twitter, you certainly watched a lot of non-band stuff go on.

With no due respect, your article comes off like the whining of a 14 year old kid that’s been told by their parents that they’re banned from the X-Box for a week. All I can suggest is that next time you go to a show, ignore everyone around you and just keep your attention on the bands and the amount of beer in your glass.

Sincerely
Nico

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The Browning confirmed to play main stage at Germany’s With Full Force

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , on 14th June 2013 by Nico Solheim-Davidson

The Browning have been confirmed for this year’s With Full Force festival, which takes place from 27th June to 30th June in Löbnitz, Germany. The band played their first ever European show at With Full Force in 2012, and will be retuning this year to take on the festival’s main stage on Sunday 30th June, joining a line-up that includes the likes of Slayer, Hatebreed, Korn, In Flames, Motorhead and more.

For tickets and more information about With Full Force, go to this location.

The Browning online:

http://www.facebook.com/TheBrowningOfficial
http://www.myspace.com/thebrowningproject

 

Rob Zombie kittens?

Posted in News with tags , , , , , on 24th July 2012 by Nico Solheim-Davidson

Rob Zombie and kittens are the last two things I’d expect to hear in the same sentence. and when I first heard it I was just like “Whaaa?”.

Anyway, if you head on over to Find The 13 by clicking here, you can be in for a chance of winning a free download of a remix of Pussy Liquor. What’s the catch you ask? Well, the only catch is that you find 13 Zombie Kittens and exchange them in this Rob Zombie-themed online scavenger hunt and then in put your e-mail address.

Not enough to tempt you?

Well, the site also features a ton of Rob Zombie‘s best sounds that you’ll be hearing all year long.

Rob Zombie’s Mondo Sex Head artwork revealed

Posted in News with tags , , , on 3rd July 2012 by Nico Solheim-Davidson

MONDOSEXHEAD Final approved cover

On August 6, 2012, Spinefarm Records will release Rob Zombie’s Mondo Sex Head, featuring new and unique remixes of Rob Zombie classics by some of today’s top DJs, including KoRn’s Jonathan “JDevil” Davis, Photek, the Bloody Beetroots, Drumcorps and Ki:Theory.  Mondo Sex Head was curated and executive produced by Jason Bentley, Music Director at L.A.’s influential KCRW and Electronic Dance Music expert.  Richard Bishop, co-executive producer of RE:GENERATION music project and documentary film, supervised the project. Each track was hand selected by Rob Zombie who road-tested many of the songs in his car, driving the L.A. streets.

Throughout his career, iconic music artist and auteur filmmaker Rob Zombie has continuously challenged audiences as he stretches the boundaries of music, film and publishing. Zombie, who has sold over fifteen million albums worldwide and has earned seven Grammy® nominations, is no stranger to repurposing his work, cross-fertilizing his fan base and generally pushing the limits of modern-day art. Over the years he has worked with outside DJs, remixers and producers starting with the 1992 remix of White Zombie’s first-ever, MTV-fueled hit, “Thunder Kiss ’65.”

“I like the idea of taking songs and reconfiguring them,” says Zombie about the album, who is taking an alternative approach in the digital retail space.  The album will be preceded by two separate, digital-only EPs, with tracks taken from Mondo Sex Head and exclusive bonus tracks.

Rob Zombie’s sound and style have always lent themselves to the dance and DJ culture, and he has previously released two remix albums—including 1996’s Supersexy Swingin Sounds, which featured songs from White Zombie’s previous albums as re-envisioned by the Dust Brothers, John Fryer, P.M. Dawn, Mike “Hitman” Wilson and Praga Khan, and others. Another collaborator on that album, Charlie Clouser, evolved into the band’s producer.  American Made Music to Strip By came out in 1999, featuring remixes from Zombie’s ground-breaking Hellbilly Deluxe by Rammstein, Oliver Adams, DJ Lethal, Nine Inch Nails’ Chris Vrenna and Clouser.

With dubstep and rock rapidly banging heads together, Spinefarm’s Mondo Sex Head couldn’t arrive at a better time, featuring remixes from all corners of dance music by the likes of KoRn’s Jonathan “JDevil” Davis (“Thunder Kiss ‘65”), Photek (“Living Dead Girl”), Document One (“Let It All Bleed Out”), Ki:Theory (“Foxy Foxy” & “Pussy Liquor”), Big Black Delta (“More Human Than Human”),  ††† aka Chino of Deftones (“Dragula”), Das Kapital (“Lords of Salem”), Drumcorps (“Never Gonna Stop”), former Glitch Mob member Kraddy (“Superbeast”) and the Bloody Beetroots (“Burn”), among others. Zombie credits the idea for the album to a conversation with his manager, Andy Gould, who told him he was constantly hearing DJs incorporate samples of Zombie’s music into their performance sets.

Rob Zombie’s Mondo Sex Head finds its creator returning to claim his legacy in the burgeoning world of electronic dance music. By bringing together music and film, rock and dance, arena mosh pits and club dance floors, Rob Zombie is proving a cultural phenomenon, with a fan base that is constantly growing.