Gotta put my list together but Anvil's THIS IS 13 is going to factor in somewhere.
i would have to say that Insomnium's "One For Sorrow" album should be very high on anyone's "metal" list for this year... i cant say enough good things about this album...
Happy Birthday To Lemmy From Motorhead! | Geeks of Doom
Today, December 24, 2011, Lemmy Kilmister turns 66!
The true king of rock n roll and bass-playing hellraiser needs little introduction. Motorhead’s frontman, who it has been scientifically proven* is made up of 49% mother****er and 51% son of a bitch, has been making records for over 45 years. This year, his band released the superb The World Is Yours and toured to support it. There’s little sign that the British music legend is going to slow down.
Lemmy is just as famous for his lifestyle as he is for his music. A notorious drinker and drug taker his life has been laid out with astonishing and often hilarious honesty in his autobiography, White Line Fever, and the documentary, Lemmy.
The first time I knew anything about Lemmy or Motorhead was as a result of the performance of the classic “Ace Of Spades” on British sitcom The Young Ones — the video of which is provided below. It was my ideal match: my favourite sitcom and hard rock!
Happy birthday, Lemmy
Ministry, ’99%’ — Song Review
Ministry‘s new single ’99%’ is a pro-Occupy Wall Street anthem that should bellow at all Occupy gatherings across the nation and the world from this day forward.
Ministry guru Al Jourgensen specifically created a unifying song designed to get blood coursing through the veins of Occupiers while they pump their firts as they try to enact some social change. But even if you are a hard rock fan who doesn’t give a s— about the Occupy movement, the song won’t alienate you with rhetoric, either. It’s a terrific, two-fold song: one that fires up protesters, all the while reminding the world that Ministry are indeed back and raring to go. They will release ‘Relapse’ in the new year.
The song is noisy, aggressive and has a numeric call to arms woven throughout. It’s like Ministry never broke up and went away for a several year period. Jourgensen sounds like he drank Draino and spewed it all over the mic while recording. That’s how venomously he roars his words. We’re happy to report that he’s not dulled or softened with age and an absence from making music as Ministry.
The band will stream the song on their Facebook page tomorrow, so it’s like a naughty sonic treat for fans. You can nab it on iTunes, as well.