Friday, December 16, 2011

One More Local Metal Video Showcase!!

For a third time this month, we have an all video post in store for you SMS fans, and today, that includes the latest video from End of Existence, some recent TV coverage of a local store (and band) that's now online, a new solo performance, and this week's classic video, so here's what you need to know!

Remember last week when I covered Shaw TV's Christian Lemay's interview piece on local music store The Rad Zone, featuring comments from 3/4ths of Garden of Bedlam? Well, it's televised run on Channel 10 has concluded, but despite that, you guys can still check the interview out via our local Shaw TV's new YouTube channel! It looks like Shaw TV Sault Ste. Marie launched a YouTube presence in September to upload their interview segments from then onward (older videos like the As It Stands & Dismembertainment interviews are not posted there), so that means I won't have to rip the Rad Zone piece from Shaw TV's website to upload, as it's already on YouTube! If you missed it, this features comments from Rad Zone owner Paul Muncaster, every member of Garden of Bedlam except Josh Belleau, and local photographer Rob Majury about The Rad Zone as a store & a supporter of local music and other avenues, and it's a great 5 minute piece on what they do and offer in Sault Ste. Marie! It's great to see it on YouTube, so check out Shaw TV's look at The Rad Zone below, and as soon as I hear of any more SMS-relevant Shaw TV interviews, I'll let you guys know about them!

Next in new videos is part 2 of "The Making of End of Existence"! This is the second 15 minute video exploring the random goings on and music of Sault Michigan/Grand Rapids metal quintet End of Existence, following the upload of the first "making of" video onto their YouTube channel 5 days ago. It follows a similar style of the first part, though it's hyped as being even more ridiculous, so you know that can only mean entertaining things! Without giving too much away, it features everything from a cat's reaction to End of Existence to keyboardist Craig Harrison's jet ski trip to their reaction to Osama Bin Laden's death, with lots of jam session and rehearsal footage of the band in action, and even some amusing karaoke action! It's good to see End of Existence keeping things light as they make their crushing metal, and again, if you like videos like the Woods of Ypres tour vlogs, you should enjoy End of Existence's "making of" videos, so check out more at the above links, and here's part 2!

Third today is a new solo performance video from ApocalyptiCDistroyeR frontman Jesse Middaugh, who posted a video of him covering Three Days Grace's "I Hate Everything About You" onto the band's YouTube channel yesterday! It's an instrumental cover, and it's slightly rough, but it's not a bad rendition of this song, though hopefully we'll get a cleaner version down the road. I'm also curious to hear some full band material from ApocalyptiCDistroyer again, but for now, this works! Check out Jesse's new Three Days Grace cover below!

And finally for today, here's this week's classic video! I actually screwed up a bit in my aims to tie in our classic videos with bands playing that week, as I uploaded this before I realized their shows this weekend were moved to St. Ignace, but hey, mistakes happen, and it's still a solid video from the past, so here's what you need to know! This is of Sault Michigan hard rockers Monkey's Uncle (back when they were still Jager) covering Jet's "Cold Hard Bitch" at what I think is The Northern Pines Lounge at the Kewadin Casino in St. Ignace circa February 2008. This is the fourth and final video posted on Monkey's Uncle's MySpace page, and I purposely left this last as it's not of the full song (the attendee who was filming missed the start & end of the song) and dancing concert attendees do get in the way late, but the band sounds good! The harmonizing on the chorus isn't needed, but they rocked the song well here! This video was posted onto the band's MySpace page on February 15th, 2008, and you can see the original video at, though my YouTube upload of it was colour corrected to make it brighter. NO COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT IS INTENDED!!

All credit for this video goes to Monkey's Uncle and the original filmer, I'm just trying to spread this video to a wider audience like it deserves! Until new videos of Monkey's Uncle/Jager pop up online, this is the last classic video I have to post of them in action, so give their cover of "Cold Hard Bitch" a look below, and stay tuned for more from Monkey's Uncle as it comes in!

That's all for today, but stay tuned later this weekend for last month's poll results and this month's new poll (VOTE TODAY while you still have time!) and more news! Thanks everyone!

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