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Metal Shop Blog #20 May 9th, 2009


Hello friends.  Welcome back to our mighty blog!  I was hoping this would be our badass amazing blog full of photos of Unearth in studio with us, but I"m going to blame it on Steve.  He still hasn't given me the photos off his camera, so you should all send him some hate e-mail and get on him to download them already so we can post them!!!!  COME ON STEVE!!!!! UNEARTHHHHH!!!!!! NOOWWWWWWW!!!!!!

Anyways, I want to tell you all how stoked I am for the Gojira show coming up on May 18th (a week from today).  If you pay attention to the show, you probably know by now how much I love that band.  As much as it pains me to say it, I have to give a little bit of credit to Steve for helping me discover how awesome they are.  Way back in the day Steve played them for me and I kind of wrote them off as "decent" and didn't give it much thought beyond that.  A couple weeks later we got a copy of their latest album (it was From Mars to Sirius at the time) and I held onto it for a few days before actualyl listening to it.  I remember that first play very vividly.  I was on my way to a friend's house and we were going to carpool the rest of the way to band practice.  I really dug the cd this time, maybe because I had put it in and checked it out on my own accord this time.  And when I got to my friend's place, we jumped in his car and I put it in.  He loved it right off the bat too, which probably amplified my love for it too.  It's always a lot easier to really fall in love with an album when it blows your mind AND your friend's mind at the same time.

Gojira has been my favorite band ever since, and Steve and I have already seen them 3 times.  The first was in Portland with Lamb of God.  We got to interview Joe (vocals/guitar) and he was a totally cool guy who shares a very similar outlook on life and the way the world works (or the way it doesn't work) as me.  One of my favorite aspects of Gojira's music are the lyrics.  I could talk about them and what I think of them and what they mean forever and if I started I wouldn't be able to stop, so I will just recommend that you check them out.  They make the music even more powerful than it already is.

Anyways, getting sidetracked... what I want to talk about is their HEADLINING show at El Corazon on the 18th.  The 3 times we've seen them already, they've been a support act, meaning they only play for probably 25 minutes tops.  Sucks when they have so many badass tunes.  Not this time however!  They have a great new album out called The Way of All Flesh that we've been spinning for quite a while now.  I've seen some setlists from this tour and they're playing all the best songs from this album as well as a bunch of killer tunes from the older albums also.  They're headlining, there are only 3 bands on the bill, so this means they're going to play FOREVER!  So stoked.  Tickets are still available so go get some.  What else are you going to do on Monday May 18th?!  Trust me, it'll be worth it.  Gojira is amazing in a live setting and probably one of the heaviest bands you'll ever see!  Do yourself a favor and don't miss it!

Here's a video from their performance in Dublin, Ireland on St. Patrick's Day.  Needless to say, it's completely insane. I hope you people go crazy like this for Gojira at El Corazon!  I will be!

What’s good:  Us giving away Slayer and Kreator and Napalm Death and Testament tickets all in ONE Metal night

What’s bad:  You missing any of them shows

What’s good:   The sun continually shining upon the NW for lazy or intense outdoor activities

What’s bad:  Those cyclists that think gay neon spandex makes them go faster

What’s good:   Ricker’s High Five on this fine internet website

What’s bad:  Standing near the fence at Talladega these days

What’s good:   Mastodon laying waste to Neumo’s last week with new album played all the way through

What’s bad:  People still like Insane Clown Posse

What’s Best:  Metal Shop


OK so maybe we'll get those pics next week I suppose.  COME ON STEVE!!!!!

05/22/2009 8:19AM
Metal Shop Blog #20 May 9th, 2009
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