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03 Jul
Published in Song of 2day
This song describes a Satanic ritual where a follower gives his soul to the Devil. The lyric was written by the band's frontman King Diamond, who often wrote about Satanism. Guitarist Hank Shermann wrote the music.
This is a track from the first Mercyful Fate album, Melissa, which was a big influence on other metal bands. Metallica included part of the song on their Garage Inc. medley "Mercyful Fate."
02 Jul
Published in Song of 2day
Denmark’s most authentic proto-metal project took shelter from the winter on 2016 and shook off the frost with their massive second full-length ‘Thunder on the Fields’. It was somewhat overlooked for it’s retro sound and stripped-down hard psych style. The allure of Demon Head is in their dark proto-metal sound that rolls out like a cleaned up Pentagram tape from the 70’s. The immediate draw for me towards Demon Head was the lightly baked vocals of M. Ferreira Larsen that have a perfect affectation for their style, his cadence is halfway between briefly NWOBHM/prog band Demon‘s Dave Hill and a touch of 90’s Glenn Danzig minus the hysterics. His tone brings some horror and darkness that few retro-referential groups manage and elevates the personality of their guitar driven rock music.
01 Jul
Published in Song of 2day
Someone Who Isn’t Me (aka S.W.I.M.) is a new music project by three women in Athens, Loo, Maria & Gina. They love analogue sounds and toy synths, chaotic guitars and fake strings, female vocals and off-beat rhythms. They wrote and performed the end titles song "Never Find It" for Athina Rachel Tsangari's film, "Chevalier" (Best Film Award, BFI London Film Festival). Their first 7-inch single "Stop & Remember" was released by Inner Ear Records. In 2017, they played their first live gig at the Winter Plissken Festival in Athens, before heading to Austin as a showcase artist at SXSW. Their second 7-inch single "Gomenaki" was released in May 2018, by Amour Records. Their first LP in on the way.
30 Jun
Published in Song of 2day
As the cult of Cave grows, more and more non-Australian music fans may discover the Boys Next Door and their lone album, 1979's Door, Door. Singer Nick Cave, guitarist/multi-instrumentalist Mick Harvey, bassist Tracy Pew, and drummer Phil Calvert were disaffected, dissatisfied teenagers growing up in a middle-class section of Melbourne, listening to hard rockin' glam acts like the Sensational Alex Harvey Band and Alice Cooper. (It won't surprise anyone to find out that Cave was also informed by country luminaries Johnny Cash and Hank Williams.) They uprooted themselves from the "right" side of the tracks and settled down comfortably with the junkies and prostitutes in an appropriately run-down area. As the rising tide of punk began to crash on Australia's shores, the Boys' realized that this was the proper direction for their chaotic, anarchic energies, and homegrown punk heroes like the Saints and Radio Birdman greatly influenced their musical direction.They started working their way towards the top of the musical heap, their live shows quickly becoming notorious as chaotic, noisy, and nasty affairs -- characteristics the musicians would later push to the breaking point as the Boys Next Door. This sheer recklessness garnered them a following, the buzz eventually leading to a deal with Mushroom, a successful Australian independent record label. The band recorded six songs before having the good fortune of stumbling upon Rowland S. Howard, who became the band's second guitarist and author of their most popular composition, "Shivers." That song, along with three others, was recorded in later sessions that featured the revamped lineup. "Shivers" became something of an anthem among the Australian punks and was the musical centerpiece in the bleak film Dogs in Space, concerning the sordid lives of a handful of young people in a Melbourne slum. The album that appeared, Door, Door, combined the two recording sessions but was not well-loved by the musicians, as they felt the results were too poppy (comparing it to any of their later releases, especially the albums Prayers on Fire and Junkyard, one can't help but agree).They were rapidly changing their style, anyway, as well as their name: in 1980 they released their first album as the Birthday Party, and soon hightailed it from Australia to London.
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