Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Love Sex Machine - Asexual Anger [FREE Download]

With a name like Love Sex Machine you would be forgiven to think this band would be some sort of funk or rock group, but all you would need to do is take a peek at the song titles from their 2012 album ("Anal on deceased virgin" and "Killed with a monster cock" for example) to know that their music is not for the faint of heart.  Despite their Cannibal Corpse-sounding song titles, this French band actually deals in the doomier/sludgier end of the heavy metal spectrum and does so masterfully.  It's been 4 years since their self-titled debut and their latest "Asexual Anger" could not have come soon enough.  Once again they're offering their album for free download or donation, but this time around they've also added a physical CD, LP or shirt option for purchase as well.  The album artwork was done by Fortifem and it looks great, so you may want to pick up a shirt and/or the LP sleeve to fully showcase it.  You can get all that at the link below.

Download Here: lovesexmachine.bandcamp.com

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Free Comics with purchase of Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice Tickets from Fandango

Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice is nearly upon us with the movie premiering in theaters around the US tomorrow night!  The long-awaited followup to Zack Snyder's Man of Steel movie has created much anticipation for the meeting of Superman and Batman, as well as some ire due to the casting of Ben Afleck for the role of Bruce Wayne.  The movie takes place nearly two years since Superman's (played by Henry Cavill) colossal battle with Zod (Michael Shannon) in the Man of Steel movie. The devastation of Metropolis left many feeling angry and helpless, including crime-fighting billionaire Bruce Wayne. Convinced that Superman is now a threat to humanity, Batman embarks on a personal vendetta to end his reign on Earth, while the conniving Lex Luthor (played by Jesse Eisenberg) launches his own crusade against the Man of Steel.
As a "VIP Gift" you can now get a digital download of 5 comics including the first issue to the seminal 1986 four-issue mini-series Batman: Dark Knight Returns for FREE with a purchase of a 'Dawn of Justice' movie ticket courtesy of Fandango!  The package also includes Superman/Batman #1, Batman (2011) #1, Superman (2011) #32 and Lex Luthor: Man of Steel #1.  This is an insane value and a great introduction to the world of Superman and Batman as well as a great primer for the movie!  Hurry and buy your ticket now because there's no telling how long this promotion will last, it will likely be gone once the movie is officially released!

Buy Tickets with Free VIP Gift Here: fandango.com

Thursday, March 10, 2016

Spider-Man finally revealed in new Captain America: Civil War Trailer

Looks like they finally revealed the first look for Spider-Man in Marvel's 2nd trailer for the upcoming Captain America: Civil War!  There's been much anticipation for the big reveal ever since it was announced that Sony and Disney has reached an agreement to include him in the film.  Watch the trailer above, and go to the end if you're impatient! (Seriously hope they have a good explanation for the eye thing, as cool as it looks.) ~GodzIL

Thursday, March 03, 2016

MF DOOM/SeanH Sadevillain EP [Free Download]

DOOM! King Geedorah! Metal Fingers! Viktor Vaughn! The Villain! Mr. Metal Face himself!  The rapper formerly known as Zev Love X from KMD has had many aliases in his career, all mostly associated with the ever-present metal gladiator mask that adorns his face. The mask does more than help create a character, it gives him a menacing look befitting of a diabolical villain!  Truly the evil mastermind who has collaborated with the blunted god Madlib in Madvillain, and Ghostface Killah arguably the toughest of the Wu-Tang Clan would have nothing but the hardest-hitting, roughest ruffneck, boom-bap collabos coming up!  So of course who better to team up with DOOM than...Sade?

Young 18 year old UK producer SeanH (aka Seanh2k11) has produced a mashup of classic MF Doom acapellas with beats made from the songs of the ever-sexy and smooth Sade.  Crazy right?  No way this would work?  Apparently not so much because Dumille's vocals pair pretty well with the ethereal R&B of the legendary songstress, and this Sadevillain EP is actually pretty dope.  It helps that MF Doom has actually sampled Sade in the past with his track Doomsday.  Download it below to tide you over until Doom Starks finally drops!

Get it here: datpiff.com/SADEVILLAIN

Tuesday, February 02, 2016

The Private Eye by Brian K. Vaughan [FREE]

Brian K. Vaughan is an amazing and highly acclaimed writer. He has created and/or written many comic books including Y: The Last Man, Ex Machina, Marvel’s Runaways, Pride of Baghdad, and the highly popular Saga. Vaughan was also a writer, executive story editor and producer for seasons 3 to 5 on the ABC TV series Lost. Damon Lindelof the co-creator and executive producer of Lost was a huge fan of Vaughan’s Y: The Last Man. In addition to all that Brian has won a whopping 10 Eisner Awards and was nominated for many others. Needless to say any project he is involved with deserves some attention, let alone one that is being offered for free. 

The Private Eye is a sci-fi detective series written by Vaughan, drawn by Marcos Martín and takes place in the year 2076. It is set in a post-internet world where concerns over privacy and a major event have led to every citizen having a secret identity. In this world the press is also the police, and the story follows Pi who is a detective/unlicensed journalist, aka a "paparazzo." The series lasted 10 issues and was self-published by its creators digitally through their website, Panel Syndicate, in DRM-free formats.  In 2015 it won an Eisner Award for Best Digital/Webcomic and the Harvey Award for Best Online Comics Work. The comic has a clever premise and is highly addictive, and I can see it being easily adapted to television. They are up for digital download with a suggested donation so try and drop a few bucks if you can, it is insane that a comic book this good is being offered for free.

Download Here: panelsyndicate.com

Sunday, January 31, 2016

Idol Threat's Top 20 Albums of 2015

It's only a few days later than when last year's list was posted, but we made it just under the wire! This past year's Top 20 list took awhile to put together so we won't add on needlessly with a long intro. So without further ado, here is Idol Threat's Top 20 Albums of 2015 in no particular order (see the full list by clicking on "the jump")

Beauty Pill – Beauty Pill Describes Things As They Are
I want more life, fucker.”  That quote from Bladerunner is the first lyric for the “Beauty Pill Describes Things As They Are” album.  It’s a pretty appropriate movie quote for an album that’s so electronically organic. That phrase seems even more apropos when you realize that years ago the mastermind behind Beauty Pill Chad Clark was diagnosed with viral cardiomyopathy and had to undergo emergency open heart surgery to save his life.  The surgery is one of the main reasons it took so long to record this new album, which is the band’s first release since 2004.  Their artsy, electronically-inflected indie rock was a strange fit on the legendary Washington, D.C.-based hardcore label Dischord, so they opted for a more fitting home for this release with Butterscotch Records.  This album is so full of life, colors, and joy that it transforms the opening phrase into a declaration of exuberance as opposed to rage.  Beauty Pill Describes… seems so celebratory that it manages to make words like fuck, junkie and asshole sound almost innocent.  With its thick yet sleek production, inventive rhythms and nuances this album is definitely more appreciated within headphones.  “Describes Things As They Are” is lush, fresh, extremely listenable and engrossing.

Endon – MAMA
MAMA was originally released last year in Japan on CD through renowned Japanese label Daymare Recordings. This album was produced by Atsuo the drummer of the famed Japanese band Boris. It also garnered so much attention that it received a worldwide release via Hydra Head in 2015, which is considerable since they technically closed their doors as a label in 2012. There seems to be a lot of star power that believes in Endon and for good reason. The Japanese quartet's sound is intense. So much so that it often defies categorization. Endon are about noise. There's some black metal there, and some grindcore and a dash of hardcore too but they're mostly about noise. Despite this fact you would be hard pressed to call their music noise metal. They don't sound like Today Is The Day, Unsane or Ken Mode, so calling them noise metal would be more of an understatement to the term noise. There are lots of bands that sound like the sum of their influences, but it is rare for one to sound like all of them playing at the same time. Guitar riffs are enveloped or beaten into submission by distortion as harsh electronics whirr and stutter. Often times the drummer sounds like he’s playing blast beats in a typhoon as schizophrenic screams and tongues spoken with both anger and anguish terrorize the tracks. That isn't to say that this album was put together haphazardly, there's an obvious method behind the madness. There is structure underneath all the chaos. Yet there is also more madness behind the madness as well. This is very challenging anti-music so proceed with caution.

Rapper Big Pooh & Nottz - Home Sweet Home
Little Brother came onto the scene at an opportune time.  The North Carolina trio was credited for bringing positive throwback Hip Hop back to the forefront at a time when it was sorely lacking.  Even their name itself was an ode to the 'big brothers' of Hip Hop they admired; A Tribe Called Quest, Public Enemy, De La Soul etc. With the group's disbandment it was no question that the members would thrive on their own with 9th Wonder producing for Mary J. Blige, Jay Z and Destiny's Child and Phonte creating his own Grammy nominated duo The Foreign Exchange.  With the meteoric rise of the two it would be easy to assume that the lesser noticed Rapper Big Pooh would be left by the wayside.  Pooh had done quite the opposite actually dropping a multitude of mixtapes and albums while proving himself to be a strong solo artist.  "Home Sweet Home" touches on more personal subject matter, making it highly relatable.  Memory lane is definitely the major theme that is driven over on this album as songs about home, high school and nostalgia dominate the release. In the opening verse to 'Welcome Home' Pooh raps “all respect due to the elders in the room” before rapping about coming home to family - when's the last time you heard a Hip Hop artist give respect to their elders?  That respect is reflected in Rapper's music as well as his life and is quite refreshing to hear. But Big Pooh’s wise and insightful lines would be nothing without the hard-hitting production from Nottz, who’s break-heavy beats pushes this album from a solid one to one of our top albums of the year.

Friday, January 22, 2016

Insect Warfare Reunite to play Obscene Extreme 2016 July 13-17

The other day Dobber Beverly, the drummer for War Master and the last drummer to play for legendary Texas grindcore act Insect Warfare posted the above picture of said band.  Rahi, Dobber and Beau's current bands just happened to be sharing practice space and posted the pic on Facebook which instantly spurred comments and questions on whether or not they were getting back together.  Apparently the rumors are true because it was just announced that the trio will reunite to play Obscene Extreme Fest an open air metal and hardcore festival that takes place in the Czech Republic!  Hopefully this also means more shows planned for the future and maybe even some new music.  With this and the At the Drive In announcement this is turning out to be an incredible week!  Here is what festival founder Miroslav "Curby" Urbanec had to say about the fortuitous reunion:

"Thousands of grinders all over the world have been waiting for this moment for many years and now it is here! An exclusive show at Obscene Extreme fest and a comeback we have been impatiently waiting for!!!

INSECT WARFARE will crush the Trutnov Battlefield with a power of grind hurricane!!! Precise riffs, intense cyclone. We are expecting nothing less!!! This band has ruled the world with their ingenious album “World Extermination” that brought an awesome portion of totally devastating music!!!

Uargh! You just cannot miss that!!! Our enthusiasm knows no limits!!! Where is July?"

Website: www.obsceneextreme.cz