Sunday, December 30, 2012

BUCKSHOT FACELIFT needs your support dawg!

Buckshot Facelift only has a few hours left to raise money to press our latest album on ultra weird 11" vinyl!  In case you didn't know, we have been releasing free downloadable music  and making hilarious videos to get people to buy merch and preorder the new album via our IndieGoGo.com campaign. We only have until midnight on New Years Eve to meet our goal, so please help us out and make your new years resolution to help support DIY Grindcore!
For more info please visit BuckshotFacelift.Blogspot.com


Friday, December 28, 2012

ARTIFICIAL BRAIN update 1/2012

Greener strings, longer hair, deeper vocals.

"While you guys are warming up - I'm cooling down."
Artificial Brain's demo is now out on a super secret slime covered 7" vinyl. We're playing an even more sketchy top secret record release show on January 18th for it with some crazy underground Long Island Metal bands that nobody even knows about yet. Dan's back from Revocation for a few weeks so all bets are off for for your boys. Check back for more details soon.

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

FORCED (Long Island)

I caught this power trio in Copiague, Long Island with The Communion on December 14th. I was taken aback by the intensity of their set, as well as the interesting and unexpected technical Black/Doom Metal they performed tightly and with sophisticated determination. Perhaps I'm mistaken, but I think I hear the distant wailing echoes of the early 90's south shore pre-screamo hardcore bands every once in awhile. These guys have something dark, heartfelt and brutal going on right under our noses here on the 100 mile sandbar.... Download the demo on Bandcamp.





What's even cooler, if you go see them New Years Day in Glen Cove, Long Island with Axis, Detriment and a whole bunch of other bands I'm too old to have heard of, you can get in with a discount if you take the train and for free if it's your first hardcore show. Talk about keeping shit real and doing it for the kids....

Friday, December 14, 2012

Recycled art




While on an excursion to the Smithtown Recycling Center here on Long Island, I noticed a small painting deliberately propped up on one one of the dumpsters. Though I am still awaiting confirmation, I believe there is a chance that this painting was made by my old friend, Galen Pittman - a local Huntington artist and jazz musician (we tried many times, unsuccessfully, to get him to play session drums or guitar for Biolich before we met Andrew and Dan). How it got there is anyone's guess, but it was a nice wink from the universe on 12-12-12. 


Thursday, December 13, 2012

Monday, December 10, 2012

NEW FREE BUCKSHOT FACELIFT



Live 3 piece goregrind/noisecore style set recorded all on cassettes and a now deceased 4 track. The "I Scared Myself" sessions, play it loud with the bass up in your car.        

BUCKSHOTFACELIFT.BLOGSPOT.COM

While you're there, check out the previews for our new album and come see us live for the first time at home on Long Island in over 2 years with Magrudergrind and local homies MOTHER BRAIN.

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Speaking of Representing...


This is the first time we played Long Island in 2 years (except for the noisecore set with no guitar at Mikey's house in October). Bottom line, we're fuckin' back and ready. Me and Big Sal are doing pushups for this show. Grown thangs.

"When I call you "boi boi", know I meant it - that's what you can tell your' wife" - "Boi Boi". Buckshot Facelift, from upcoming new album.

Roots of Buckshot Facelift

Liquified Maggots recorded in this guy's house.
Liquified Maggots

Represent 


(Not to be confused with "Liquified Insides")

Paulo of 2007


Like Paulo of 2012, but more euro.

Friday, November 30, 2012

The True Noisegore Misanthrope


Since the early 90s, my old friend Adam Rotella has been been recording home made noisecore tapes and mailing out home dubbed copies with photocopied covers to anyone who was subterranean enough to know or care. His most notable projects being Regurgitated Corpse and ANAL BIRTH, which had a tons of releases including a full length cd on Klysma Records, a cult grind label run by Marc of Last Days of Humanity. Now, in 2012, he's still doing the same oldschool tapetrading as always. No computer programs, just 4 tracks, tapes, drum machines and garbage style instruments and pedals. New projects include:

- "A.I.D.S. Denialist" - A primitive, pitchshifted noiscore explosion which was a collaboration with the now deceased Philip Tarr (R.I.P.) (a boxer and noisecore artist from Canada).

- " Joy of Torture" -  Another post office 4 track collaboration with fellow oldschool noise freak Steve Embryo. "Joy of Torture" sounds something like Mortician covering Gut (for whom the band is named) after a long day of drinking and butchering pigs.

-"Worse Than Ever" Adam takes on vocal duties in a grimy, raw hardcore band with some family members and his old friend, Brian.(Cavernous Sores). This is as blue collar and street level as it gets. Not for EMOs.

-"Wormclogged Blisters" Somebody forgot to tell Adam that its not 1993 and people don't put out this many tapes anymore, oh well - this one sounds like a shop vac trying to clean up a bucket of worms. Fuckin gross.

-"Cavernous Sores" - He's had this one going for a while now I think. Adam fucks up guitars while Brian plays live drums. Noisegore filth fest.



And that's just what he's been up to lately. If you really want to fuck with an underground noisecore tape label with extreme and offensive music that acts like it's stuck in a time warp, then go to:

Adamsshitlist.blogspot.com

But don't blame me when you scare yourself.


Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Holy shit.

Wow. At about 3:30, I just gave up and wet myself. Behemoth wins at Metal videos. Seriously, watch this.


Friday, November 23, 2012

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Death Metal Eggplant Parm Recipe

I basically layered two layers of these eggplant patties with tomato sauce and grated cheese, then baked it at 350 until the cheese looked like the pan on the left above. If you want the real Italian way then google it, I'm Polish.

I grew these eggplants right in my backyard. You'd be surprised how far two eggplants will go. I peeled them first with a vegetable peeler and sliced them wide (1/4" - 1/2"), which helps keep from frying out the eggplant flavor. I then dipped them thoroughly through some eggs mixed with generic Italian themed bread crumbs (crushed up croutons would probably do fine if I didn't have that.). (Approximately 1 tablespoon of crumbs per 2 eggs.) You can add in your own stuff here for flavor like minced chili peppers, crushed ginger, anything you want to get loose with - it's your business. I keep it simple. Just keep the batter mostly egg and not too thick like cement mix. Otherwise it will look like the eggplant pattie all the way to the right in the frying pan, after which I changed the consistency of the batter. I chose to fry them in vegetable oil, which I changed and wiped the pan (wearing an oven mitt so I didn't burn my goddamn hands) every 6 patties. If you don't have oil then just butter them or spray PAM on them and put them in the oven on 350. DON'T LET THAT SHIT BURN. Flip them when the bottom half looks golden brown like fucking sand on a NILE album cover.  (Both sides should resemble picture at right). Let them sit on towels to drain the oil. After that I layer them with thin layers of grated parm and mozz cheese mixed with tomato sauce. Again, if you want to get cute with fried peppers and hot sauce in the layers it's your business.
                  

Hey, buddy

The Buckshot Facelift Blog has been updated. Do it. Do it.


Killharmonic (Indonesia) - 2012 one song promo

Unique and talented progressive death metal. They quickly go from a flashy tech death intro into an unexpected atmospheric jazz interlude with guttural vocals - things pick up speed for awhile with a straight-forward barrage of brutal, technical Death Metal. Low end vocals, relentless drumming and twin guitar shredding are all done just right. These guys will not disappoint anyone looking for a new fix of Chuck Schuldiner inspired metal, but they seem to channel in  plenty of Suffocation and Immolation at times to, which makes the aforementioned atmospheric part right in the beginning stand out even more. This is not a perfectly polished flawless recording, but it is a one song promo of  some hungry, inspired young Indonesian metalheads. These guys are obviously well versed in the European and American traditions of technical, brutal Death Metal and are ready to put their own spin on it. I found this, as well as a free EP from 2009, on DeathMetalInvasion.com - here's the link:

Killharmonic - promo 2012 download


Peanut Butter and Jelly with Ba -nay-nays


With Thanksgiving coming, I thought I'd share some time honored recipes from my simple Huntington Station kitchen for you to share with your family this holiday season. This first one I literally eat for breakfast almost every day-  it's quick, convenient, filling and somewhat healthy. For "americana", I've used all big name brands that are loaded in sugar and preservatives, but you can go to Trader Joes like a vegan black metal drummer if you want.


Step 1 - make a goddamn Peanut Butter and Jelly sandwich like normal, only don't put it together yet.

Step 2 - Cut some bananas up on that bitch.

Step 3 - Put on "As the gods succumbed " (live version) by Adramelech.

Step 4 - Eat that shit proper.
Fuck yea, Adramelech.

Editors note: All similarities to a vegan friendly meal are purely coincidental.

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Big Boy toys

Took this picture to show my father what was parked outside the house for a few minutes today. This is the "Cadillac" of CAT industrial machines.

Friday, November 9, 2012

Buckshot Facelift News

"Buckshot Facelift salutes the brave Firefighters, EMS, Police and humanitarian workers fighting to help our home in the wake of these events and the their aftermath. We would also like to acknowledge the I.B.E.W. workers from all parts of the United States who are doing dangerous work here to regain our electric services."

-Taken from our most recent blog update.

I know I joke around a lot and placed emphasis on Halloween and dead trees, but I just wanted to share a little reality as well.

Lots of new Buckshot Facelift news, check out our new preview song, "Touch the Monolith" featuring El Diablo Mike, and check out our campaign to finance the new album through supporters like you on Indiegogo.com for special merchandise and deals on the album.
 Buckshot Facelift Official Blog

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Black Sun Aeon (Finland) - "Frozen"

Perfect song for Long Island tonight. Taken from the double cd "Routa", which was a concept album about the epic snowfall in Finland during 2009. I wore this album out during the brutal NY winter of 2010/11 and even listened to it last year wishing for snow during a winter full of barren skies. Be careful what you wish for...  This band is brilliant and deserves some credit.

Huntington Station Noreaster Update

Pictures taken 11/8/12 9 AM, Huntington Station, NY







Shout to everyone dealing with 8 inches of snow in Valley Stream (home of Artificial Brain), where some people are still without power. This fucked it up even if you were trying to ride a bike to avoid using gas.

Late Hurricane Sandy pics

Fixed a fence.

Found a Newt.


Halloween is never cancelled.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Huntington Station Noreaster Update

Huntington Station, Long Island, NY 11/07/12 8:05 PM
video



The last thing we need now...

Buffalinos don't cry

Tom Anderer (A.K.A. "Swimmin"), Bass player of Buckshot Facelift, displays his more melodic side with an acoustic performance of a new song by "Thirsty", the band he plays guitar in.


Sunday, November 4, 2012

Blackout Halloween in Huntington Station


Thankfully, this was most of our property damage, which we were able to fix ourselves. A big tree limb came over the fence as well, but we made short work of it with a chainsaw.


Alyssum for the eyes, rose pedals for the mouth.
I made sure to design an extra special pagan scarecrow to represent the ghost of all the downed trees. I also sought to appease the spirit of Halloween as not to incur it's wrath during a blackout in Huntington Station.

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Hurricane Sandy Update Via Ra

Hecksher Town Park, Huntington Long Island

Hecksher Town Park, Huntington Long Island


But it was still Halloween in Huntington Station

I have no internet, this whole post through Ra via phone so shout to him. Pictures of the hood soon.
Long Island be good and hold your families down. - WS


Monday, October 29, 2012

Hurricane Sandy Huntington Station update

MTA/LIRR service indefinitely suspended, but people have to get around, YA MEAN?
Huntington Station, Long Island, NY, 10/29/12, 2pm





Sunday, October 28, 2012

Milhouse R.I.P. (Long Island Hardcore)

Milhouse was just one of the many frantic, shrieky DIY bands of the hardcore renaissance that took place here on Long Island in the mid to late nineties. They were the guys selling silk screened patches and 7"s while playing local church basements and VFW halls. Though many oldschool scene veterans around here may share contrasting personal opinions about the members of the band and the legacy they left, I prefer to let the music speak for itself and reminisce over their shadowy pseudo satanic angle and aesthetics of youthful Long Island angst. In many ways I see Milhouse as an unrefined precursor to the screamo and noise rock that would rise to popularity in the years following their demise. Unless I'm going crazy, it is also very easy to draw alot of parallels to primitive european  black metal in Milhouse's bleached out sandpaper vocals and dissonant, hollow chords. Regardless, they are one of my all time favorite bands and certainly a big influence on what I contribute to Buckshot Facelift. Enjoy.


Take a break for nature

Small, orange/reddish mushrooms on the path where I walk my dogs. My camera does them no justice.
I worked here for a few years when it was a farm (Biolich era) , now it is a nature trail / soccer field.
Death Metal and Grindcore is born in my soul right here.



Last jalapeno / chili harvest of the year. R.I.P.  Arthur Lopez, Long Island hero.

My Mother tells me this is called "False Mallow", a deciduous weed for our area. I planted it in with my vegetables this year in hope that the flowers would attract bees for pollination.

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Homegrown Long Island Powerviolence

Sorry I haven't been keeping this blog updated as much lately, but trust that I am doing my part for Metal behind the scenes every day. To keep you going until some of this new music I've been working on drops, here is a video by a short lived grind/hardcore band named "MIGRATION". I party with these guys and I can attest that this is real live Suffolk County, Long Island scumbag shit. The guy with the chainsaw does backups on the new Buckshot Facelift record. I think this music video is the only recording they ever made so enjoy.


Thursday, September 13, 2012

Code Jalapeno! High Alert!

LOST ESKIMO

 

Last seen flexing his muscles before a malicious smoke spirit to protect me.

I'm not trying to hate but...

I spent years hoping that Broken Hope would reunite and play the Maryland Deathfest so I could finally witness Joe Ptacek live. Now, they've finally reunited - only problem is that Joe committed suicide about two years ago and they have a guest singer. I guess you could say my hope has been broken.

Saturday, September 8, 2012

"WHAT THE FUCKIN DEAL, MA !?!?!"


peep the production by Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis, plus the whole song is a nod to Marvin Gaye.

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Fun Fact

Just in case you didn't realize it, Monstrosity played before 80,000 people as a headliner in Columbia once. Monstrosity is one of my all time favorite bands, but seriously - 80,000 people? Point being : RAISE THE FUCKING GOAT SKULL.

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Buckshot Facelift - "The Trainwreck Sessions" Cassette

"The Trainwreck Sessions" is a tape Buckshot Facelift put out earlier this year. Side B has prank calls I made to Sal. Download it for free HERE.



Monday, August 20, 2012

Damn, ma, I see you out here

Click the picture to see me pour beer on Sal and hear some of the new album.

What did you do this weekend?

Because Dan Olivencia was kicking it with Harley Flanagan, doggie. It's still the fuckin' Age of Quarrel out there.


And just in case you were inclined to believe the hype, peep this article I found that sheds a little light on Harleys side of the recent Cro-mags beef. If I ever kicked Dan out of a band or replaced him on bass in a band, I'd start watching my back right about now. I was just kidding that time I said Old Boar was over, doggy, for real. It's all love. Don't even sweat it, we could rehearse tonight.

Saturday, August 4, 2012

How to sound smart when you're drunk

A lot of people hate on my boy but 
HE DID THAT, THOUGH.

Deicide Claymation? WTF?

Am I the only person who didn't know about this? I still respect the shit out of Deicide. This is hilarious, the song's great and least they didn't record  "Radikult". Deicide made a cartoon of themselves and Morbid Angel became a real life cartoon.


Flawless Victory

Front if you want, but this is shit is dead on, rock solid METAL. RESPECT.

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Sarsekim - "Fathom the Spheres" (2009)

Sarsekim from Australia do a really interesting take on middle of the road Death crossed with some old European sounding passages, never over thrashing or teching out too far, but keeping a nice, professional balance between classic oldschool Florida style Death Metal and deep, melodic flourishes of progressive guitar fusion. The vocals are a little deeper and more brutal than the traditional high pitch Schuldiner rasp that a lot of Death influenced bands go for, which never appealed very much to me anyway (All respect to Chuck though, R.I.P.).This is a very interesting record that grew on me after a few listens, and what I like is that it satisfies my need for exotic arrangements, rhythms and melodies without ever leaving Death Metal in the background. From what I recall, this album was self financed and released for free, but the website is now down so I have no official link. A bunch of other blogs have it so if you have a computer and Internet you'll probably be able to figure something out.This might be another one to give a second listen to if you're still bummed by the new piece of garbage Morbid Angel album.

New Finnish heat in the game, shit is real...

Apocryfal, from Finland, manage to take the traditional Finnish approach to Death Metal - doomy, guttural and distant, and filter it through an updated sense of brutality and rage that, at times, sounds more like 1993 Suffocation than 1993 Amorphis. They do not stop to groove very much at all, and opt to blast and barrage their way through most of the 3 songs, pausing only occasionally for bleak nods to melodicism and trudging double bassy parts that have more in common with marching through snow than stomping out mosh pits. The release itself is produced very well and has better sound than some full length albums. Highly recommended, ladies and gentlemen. Light a cigar to this one.
Apocryfal on Death Metal Invasion

Code Hendershaw! (Scattered Remnants Cover)

Morbid Crucifixion is a one man project from Israel that claims to be influenced specifically by the Indonesian guttural slam Death Metal scene and Satan. As if that doesn't make him ridiculously Kult and obscure enough, he has recorded what is, to my knowledge, the first official Scattered Remnants cover song - "Profanation of Christ", which, with its dramatic "Fuck your god" breakdown, obviously takes on a whole new tone having originally been written in New England and now being performed in Israel, of all places. This immediately caught my attention when perusing DeathMetalInvasion.com recently for new bands, as I am a long time Scattered Remnants devotee - almost as long as I've even been into Death Metal at all. I was not disappointed - for one man using a drum machine, he did an impressive job capturing the song in a lo fi guttural context. Opting to replace some of Jay Hendershaws legendary murder shrieks with cricket croaks and inhales was an interesting idea, as were the subtle changes in certain rhythms that updated the song from 90s stoicism to early 2000s slam and grind. The solo was classy - just enough to put an original signature on it without changing anything too big.  Right at the end, he even gives you some of those previously mentioned murder shrieks to show that low end creak vocals are, as always, a choice and not a last resort. My only question is - why did it take 15 years and some guy in Israel to do a Scattered Remnants cover? Check it out for yourself, you can download all his releases for free:
MorbidCrucifixion.com

Monday, July 23, 2012