Sep 17, 2013

Taking some time to focus on some VERY important ART and ARTISTS...


So I think TheBloodyGlove needs a bit of a overhaul of sorts. 

Here's what I'm going to do


...
First Things First

JO RIOU of Paris France
The man is a BEAST!! Here's a sample of some of his goods!


Jo has done some absolutely spectacular work for many bands you've I'm sure already heard of or heard. But here's just another taste to wet the appetite of the spread that is to come FEATURING THE ONE AND ONLY JO RIOU!! I feel truly lucky to have such an amazing artist and an even more down to earth, humble, friend in my life right now. He's done work with TEE PEE Records for shows in Europe. Here's just a few samples...

November 8th 2013 

For those having problems understanding... Jo does his work from pure scratch! Makes you "Photoshop" Lame-brains look like hacks! And excuse me...But you are all hacks if you rely on Photoshop to get your artwork done. Nothing against Adobe, I use their programs as much as the next, but we're all aware of how easy it is to use as a copout for people who CLAIM to be TRUE "ARTISTS" and it's shameful. This is turning into a manifesto of sorts! I apologize for my rant. But I'm so sick of seeing shitty GOTH and absolute GARBAGE "Satan this and Satan that" and "METAL METAL METAL"!! OPEN YOUR FUCKING MIND! THERE'S SO MUCH YOU ARE MISSING! I'm here to bring it to you. If you're turned off by now, fair enough, find another blog to troll or dick around on youtube and waste your time. As long as it's not mine, HAVE AT IT, SHEEP! Getting back to the ART!

The people in the midwest region of the United States are aware of the stellar work that one 
Mr. VON MUNZ is capable of. For Example...

Here's one of Von Munz's finest pieces so far in this 2013 AD ... 

Copyright Von Munz 2013

Eric Von Munz's work is done in an EXTREMELY tedious manner.  He doesn't just make "Prints". He draws it out by hand and does EXTREMELY detailed cutting, edging and the just the sheer contrast of his posters' work, are a testament to PURE dedication and a "GIFT" that VERY few have been able to harness and make the artwork THEIRS!! That's what's really important I believe. This is just a sample size of what's to come later this week when I do a full write up on both Jonathan Riou(PARIS), Eric Von Munz(MILWAUKEE), Davey Noble(BROOKLYN, MILWAUKEE, LA) as well as Zach and Luke Chappelle(BOTH MILWAUKEE STAPLES). 






#1-Focus on more local product (ie Regional/Local Music and Show Dates)

#2-Focus more on friends around the globe that have been so kind to me and the friends that I consider FAMILY!

#3-Focus on PROMOTIONAL ventures!

I'm taking The Bloody Glove to a whole new level!! 

Look the fuck out!!

A STONED GATHERING FOR YOU UNTIL WEEKS END FOR THE FULL SPREAD!

copyright Jonathan Riou 2013

LINKS AND MUCH MORE TO COME THIS WEEK!!




Aug 13, 2013

CANADA STAND UP!! Chron Goblin has done the deed on their sophomore LP entitled, "Life For The Living"


CHRON GOBLIN
"Life For The Living"
MAPL
2013


"From the smoke-filled rooms of university res to beer-stained stages across western Canada, Chron Goblin spread the stoke wherever they go.  Filling bars and venues alike since their 2009 inception, the party-hardened four-piece have amassed a loyal fan base with their addictive on-stage energy as well as two intoxicating rock concoctions: a self-titled EP in 2010 followed by 2011’s acclaimed full-length One Million From The Top." -Via Ian Lemke (CHRON GOBLIN BIO PAGE)

  The opener, 'Deserter", sets you off into space with it's psyched-out intro that breaks brilliantly into the impending onslaught of pure heavy, fuzzed-out, riffage that follows into something Tim Suit(Clutch) wishes he wrote! No disrespect to the elders that came before. But with the subtlety of the intro into the heaviest sonic swell that just caves the floor in it's so heavy,  followed by Josh Sandulak's yell…THIS IS HOW TO START A RECORD OFF! PERIOD. Throughout the entire LP you most definitely get the vibe they've been doing this for 20 years but it's been only 4 YEARS!  The breakdowns are absolutely spine-chilling to say the least. Not too much 'noodling' with shredding, filler type bullshit around on guitar (much appreciated by me at least) which is indeed refreshing because for once, the proper transitions take precedent here and the dominence of Chron Goblin begins to shine right through.  They just fucking own you on this very reminiscent of MAN'S RUIN-era SUPLECS with more of a crash your car into a brick wall sound!
 Darty(Guitarist) has a very unique style to his playing.  I hear country and at times throughout the record I feel like these cats crawled outta the swamps of Louisiana or the hills of Appalachia.  
 Deeper into the LP come tracks, for example, "Give No More", which has a more crying out vibe to it.  You can hear Josh's vocal really peak on this track. His range is spectacular and he maintains his key to absolute perfection. Very impressive. Not to mention Darty's stellar guitar mastery that blends perfectly with the brilliant intricacies and spot on transitions. Good god... And to think this is Chron Goblin's sophomore release?!With the release of the "Life For The Living" LP ---- I can honestly say they have Canada covered. Throughout their 4 years together they've shared the stage with Devin Townsend Project, BISON B.C., 3 Inches Of Blood and many others. 

For western Canada, I don't think I'm by any means going out on a limb by saying, CHRON GOBLIN OWNS YOU! There's something for all fans of metal, riff-rock, psych…It's all here! I can't even begin to start comparing Chron Goblin to other bands. With a knife to my throat...I would say if you like KYUSS, RED FANG, SUPLECS, and TOOL...You've found your match! There are absolutely no boundaries WHATSOEVER when it comes to the music and that's something they are proud of and I dig it. The gem that is "Blood Flow" proves just that. I don't even have words for this track! You can literally feel the hard work, toxins, blood, beer, smoke (u catch my drift) and the grueling process of making a GOOD LP being poured out on this track. This is by far one of the best LP's for 2013 and extremely refreshing for the STONER/FUZZ/METAL genre. These cats aren't going ANYWHERE BUT UP! I can't wait for this band make it's way out on the road. When you hear this...I think you'll agree. -David Barski

Listen to 'Blood Flow' NOW!!!
Download 'Blood Flow' HERE
Need another Fresh one... Listen to THIS!! 'DESERTER'
Download 'Deserter' HERE

CHRON GOBLIN IS...

Devin "Darty" Purdy - Guitars
Brett Whittingham - Drums
Richard Hepp - Bass
Josh Sandulak - Vocals























Artwork by Logan Morrison

Reverb Nation Below from their 1st LP entitled,
 "One Million From The Top"


Chron Goblin on Bandcamp



Chron Goblin Official Website HERE
Visit Chron Goblin on Facebook as well HERE

Aug 4, 2013

CHRON GOBLIN | Alberta FUZZED OUT!!! ...just the way we like it

CHRON GOBLIN
"Life For The Living"
MAPL
2013

Here's just one tidbit of AWESOME from Alberta, CANADA! Fuzzy supremacy! 

All artwork done by Logan Morrison. 

From the upcoming LP   "Life For The Living"
Stream  'Lonely Prey' HERE  (HOLY SHIT!)

Download the 256kbps Version of 'Lonely Prey' HERE

ALSO
...
Full review and much more to come when the album gets closer to drop. Only a few weeks away! 


LOTS MORE TO COME!!





Jun 19, 2013

DAYS OF THE DOOMED FEST III bring us NYC Monsters...KINGS DESTROY

DAYS OF THE DOOMED
AND 
THE BLOODY GLOVE

KINGS DESTROY
"AND THE REST WILL SURELY PERISH"
2010
MAPLE FORUM

For those of you that DON'T know about Kings Destroy... WELCOME!! One of not only the BEST Heavy/Stoner/Doom bands to come out of New York City, but also, one of the BEST BANDS PERIOD to come out of Gotham!! These Brooklyn-based dudes feature both Carl and Chris of the legendary, 'KILLING TIME'. Not to mention ex-members of 'Uppercut' and 'Electric Frankenstein'!
Supergroup? I would have to say, "Yes, indeed!" Kings Destroy pull elements of some of Doom and Stoner rock greats such as... The Melvins, YOB, and many UK favorites such as Electric Wizard and Sabbath all stewed together with BRUTAL chugging hardcore parts that are reminiscent of Crowbar and Madball that all blends perfectly! This band is an absolute JEWEL!! The vocals, to me at times, remind me of a WAY LESS CONSTIPATED John Garcia. Which is extremely refreshing. DO NOT MISS THIS BAND!!!

MILWAUKEE ... YOU'RE IN FOR A TREAT!!

Check out "And The Rest Will Surely Perish"


KINGS DESTROY
Performing at DAYS OF THE DOOMED FEST III
JUNE 21st, 2013 
PROMPTLY FROM 8:10pm-9:00pm 
@
The Blue Pig



For More Kings Destroy
check em out on Bandcamp , Facebook , and ReverbNation

For all Band Time Slots and All Things
 DAYS OF THE DOOMED III
Check HERE

"The Whittler"

Jun 18, 2013

Days of the Doomed III and THE GATES OF SLUMBER slip it in...

DAYS OF THE DOOMED FEST III & THE BLOODY GLOVE PROUDLY PRESENT...

THE GATES OF SLUMBER
Rise Above

If The Gates of Slumber aren't the biggest heavy metal band in the Indianapolis area, then they're at least the most recognized doom metal group in the area. Formed in 1998, the group has gathered acclaim in the underground for its particularly theatrical musical style and strong riffs. But for the group's fifth full-length studio album, a number of changes have occurred. For starters, this is the first album to feature former Sourvein drummer "Cool" Clyde Paradis alongside longtime bassist Jason McCash and founding guitarist/vocalist Karl Simon.
While most of the band's career has been spent mixing their dirge-like sound with traditional and power metal themes in a way similar to classic Candlemass, this is easily their most stripped down album to date. Nothing on here is really simplified or made more accessible by previous standards, but you could say that the album has a rather grounded feel. The riffs are downtrodden, the vocals are mournful, and the pacing is arguably slower than it's ever been. -suite101


BRAND NEW JOINT
'DEATH MARCH' from the latest EP "STORMCROW"



Listen to "The Scourge of Drunkenness" HERE 


For more on THE GATES OF SLUMBER Check em out on FB
Official SITE HERE
And you'll find ALL you need between the Facebook page and the LAST.FM PAGE

Have at it!!

DAYS OF THE DOOMED FEST III PRESENTS...

THE GATES OF SLUMBER 
@ The Blue Pig Milwaukee, WI
SATURDAY JUNE 22ND 
12:30AM-1:30AM
to properly close out what will be the BEST Days of the Doomed to date!!
Cheers!
For all other info and time slots... Check here




Jun 13, 2013

Days of the Doomed Fest III Countdown | EARTHEN GRAVE

The Countdown to Days of the Doomed III is upon us!!
The Bloody Glove is proud to present today's featured artist... 

Earthen Grave
"Self-Titled"
2012
Ripple Music

Doom and thrash metal could not be further apart in the spectrum of metal.  Chicago's Earthen Grave fuses every element of each sub-genre and basically makes it their own. The 6 piece includes renowned violinist, Rachel Barton Pine, which adds an insane dynamic to the style this band has come to establish! I also must include some of the other amazing musicians that are in this band.  RON HOLZNER(ex-TROUBLE) on BASS. Not to mention... CHRIS WOZNIAK (LAIR OF THE MINOTAUR and BLOOD OF MARTYRS Fame) drumming!!  Mark Weiner's vocals are very reminiscent of Chris Cornell, which is NOT a bad thing! Love every second of this band!  This is a super group of sorts in my opinion!  Can't wait for all ears to BLEED come June 22nd for DAYS OF THE DOOMED FEST III @ The Blue Pig!!
-Barski

Check out the track from their latest LP...

"DISMAL TIMES"




Check out them live @ the Metro in Chicago below...GET FUCKING READY!!!



For more on EARTHEN GRAVE 
Visit them @ www.earthengrave.com
 REVERBNATION www.reverbnation.com/earthengrave
FaceBook www.facebook.com/earthengrave


EARTHEN GRAVE will be playing Days of the Doomed Fest III @ THE BLUE PIG in Milwaukee, WI
Saturday JUNE 22nd, 2013
From 7:25pm - 8:15pm SHARP!!!!!  DO NOT MISS THIS!

And get your damn tickets already if you haven't!! All the info is on The Bloody Glove for your convenience.  Any questions regarding time slots and other bands, PLEASE Report to DaysOfTheDoomed.com










Jun 11, 2013

Days of the Doomed Fest 3 MOON CURSE

As the days countdown to The Days of the Doomed Fest 3 continues.
The Bloody Glove Presents
MILWAUKEE'S OWN DOOM CHAMPIONS

MOON CURSE
"Paths of The Restless EP"
Moon Curse
2012

FRIDAY JUNE 21st, 2013
6:00pm - 6:45pm 
ABSOLUTE MUST SEE @ DOTD3!!! 

Take fucking notice...This band has EVERYTHING covered! If you're unaware of this Milwaukee Doom/Stoner onslaught that is Moon Curse, I truly feel sorry for you. So make your holiday even better by downloading this amazing EP and if you're in the giving mood, I recommend hitting their BANDCAMP site for more info and other goodies.  


Recorded and mixed by Nolan Trealo at The Ring
Mastered by Justin Perkins at the Mystery Room
Illustration by Vince Zager

credits

released 05 June 2012
Matt: Guitar, Vocals
Rochelle: Bass Guitar
Keith: Drums, Hammond


Here's a LIVE joint from Riverwest Fest 3 this past weekend that brought the fucking house down! 

TURN IT UP.
LOUDER FUCKER!!

MOON CURSE
"Sasquatch Superhighway"


If you like it, BUY IT!! 

5 bucks is very well worth it for this 5 song EP of some of the freshest doom this side of the Mississippi!

"Medicinecoma"




For more on Moon Curse visit them here... 




Jun 9, 2013

Days of the Doomed & The Bloody Glove Present, KING GIANT

Days of the Doomed and The Bloody Glove continue our countdown with none other than Virginia's own...

KING GIANT
"Dismal Hollow"
2012
Plastic Head/Red Distro

Virginia's KING GIANT has been destroying everything in their path since their inception.  These Appalachian rockers are whiskey-fueled and ready to blow your face off.  When I put this record on, I immediately feel the need to get on a Harley and ride off into the night! 
Check out what others have had to say about these cats...

  Simmered in a cauldron of Appalachian doom and sordid, straight-faced Americana, King Giant appeal to deep intestinal intuitions. Dismal Hollow is an effortless listen, a front-to-back rager and a swig of searing, satisfying songwriting. Meticulous musicianship is married to perfectly coarse, whiskey scarred vocals that slake a desperate, heretofore unknown thirst.

  King Giant traverse a well worn musical landscape, littered with bands that have sewn Southern sensibilities onto Sabbath's legacy. This isn't my usual fare, but I find Dismal Hollow colossally addictive. Solid riffs stomp, romp and swing with snappy melodies and hard-bitten blues. Wicked, writhing solos inject exuberant accents into the otherwise somber proceedings. Melancholic leads and flourishes add an enticing sheen to compositional lulls. All of King Giant's substantial creative forces are focused on songcraft; the results are utterly captivating.

  A great deal of Dismal Hollow's allure is owed to Dave Hammerly's vocals. Technically, this is clean singing; his voice is actually anything but. These brash, filthy bellows recall Glenn Danzig's style and display a distinct charisma. Each track tells a particular story, conveyed with bleak solemnity and tinged with ravenous rage. Dismal Hollow tells tales of bootlegging, abject alcoholism and spousal abuse with murderous retribution. This is real life.

Everything about Dismal Hollow resonates in my mind and memory. I've been frequently compelled to crank this on the stereo and sing along. Whatever your musical predilections and depravities might be, King Giant are worth a look. “Demon whiskey speaks for me.” -atanamar

Check out the LP Below...




The Days of the DOOMED Fest 3 Presents...

KING GIANT Performing on Saturday June 22nd 2013
 @ 5:15pm - 6:00pm SHARP!
MILWAUKEE WI
The Blue Pig

DO NOT MISS THIS!!
For all DOTD3 time slots and directions...please visit http://www.daysofthedoomed.com