Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Local Metal Video Showcase, Including A Thursday Concert Preview!!

Such a busy week on our hands for news and posts, so in this last post before TONIGHT'S last Rockstar Bar Battle of the Bands Semifinal (the finals are next week!), we have a local metal video showcase, including a new bass cover, new material from a local band, and a new video from a recent concert, but we'll start with a concert preview and related material, and check out our review of Woods of Ypres' 2009 compilation CD from this morning in the post below this one!

Caveman Morrison frontman Tym Morrison will return to The Road House Bar & Grill on Trunk Road TOMORROW for yet another solo acoustic concert, though different from his usual ones, as this is a Thursday evening show as part of a Road House customer appreciation night. Tym played a similar event last month (also on a Thursday), and like that previous gig, there will be a 5:00 PM start time and free food offers of some kind (though specifics aren't known on that front.) Other than those differences, this is largely similar to Tym's many recent gigs at The Road House, so if you like his unplugged metal & hard rock covers swing on to the East End tomorrow for/after supper for another Tym Morrison solo gig! There's no announced cover charge, and there's no announced age limits. For more details, visit the official Facebook event page! This should be another entertaining show from Tym Morrison, so head on down to The Road House tomorrow if you wanna wind down with some acoustic metal hits! For a preview, we have two new original songs of his to share on here!

Entitled "Key To Reality" & "The Evil In Disguise", these were uploaded to Tym's YouTube channel earlier this week, though no word on if either will be a part of Tym's long-gestating second solo album. The former is an adaptation of a high school poem to music with a darker classic metal feel, while the latter song is more upbeat and technical, but both will give a familiar heavy metal attack that fans should enjoy! Check out "The Evil In Disguise" below, and don't miss his next solo show tomorrow!

Next up, here's a brand new video from this past Saturday's Ripcordz concert at The Algonquin Pub! Uploaded by YouTube user/Facedown cassette uploader Richard Dryfist the day after the show, this is of the Montreal hardcore punk legends playing their song "Anarchy", and it's great to see another video from the show! That said, it is of mixed quality, as Richard was behind much of the crowd, and the audio is muffled to a point where singer Paul Gott is almost inaudible, but it does capture the crowd's energy nicely! Check out this latest Ripcordz video below, and stay tuned for more from the show in our next full news post!

Also in new videos, Bear Hunters bassist Justin Lam uploaded two new bass cover videos onto his new YouTube channel in the past week, and they're covers of Amon Amarth's "Destroyer of the Universe" and (as embedded below) Lamb of God's "Desolation"! Largely similar in quality to his earlier Machine Head audition videos, they still continue to show his individual bass skill really well, so give his cover of "Desolation" a look below, and don't miss The Bear Hunters TONIGHT at the Rockstar Bar Battle of the Bands Semifinals!

Finally for today, Rockstar Bar Battle of the Bands competitors Haggith have posted a few news videos of their own onto their YouTube channel! One is a re-post of my video of their cover of drummer Mike Haggith's solo song "Leon The Janitor" from the battle's first night (no credit, but I'm not complaining, I'm glad they like it!) The other new videos are postings of two new studio originals for their upcoming third studio album "Deuce", and they include the previously announced "Safe On The Outside" and a newly unveiled track (not previously on posted track listings) named "As Time Comes To Pass", though no word on if it's completely new or a titled version of the CD's previously listed untitled song. Featuring Curtis McKenzie on vocals only, and with Mike or guitarist Daniel Horton handling bass in place of Caleb Cachagee again, I won't fully assess the new songs yet given that I want to review the full album, but both have their trademark alternative hard rock sound!

As it's heavier and faster, I've embedded "Safe On The Outside" below, but check out more recent Haggith songs at the above links, and be sure to be at The Rockstar Bar TONIGHT to find out if Haggith won the wild card slot at next week's battle of the bands finals!

That's all for today, but I'll see you guys TONIGHT at the last night of Rockstar Bar for the Battle of the Bands Semifinals action! Will The Bear Hunters, Giwakwa, or Sykotyk Rampage win tonight and move on to next week's finals, and can one of them earn the wild card finals slot? Come down to The Rockstar Bar at 10:30 PM to find out, and stay tuned TOMORROW for my recap, plus last month's poll results and this month's new poll on the site! Thanks everyone!

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