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Doomsayertunes: Apocalypse Playlist

The Official Countdown

Well it seems as if the message we sent out has reached a few of you in the great state of Michigan! Let’s get this Apocalypse started! Scientist are doing there part defying natural order and ushering the tipping point of Chaos! Gawker has provided a list for the survivors of what not to take with us in the New World. Now what we need are some tunes to play us into the end! It’s been awhile since we dropped some new Doomsayer tunes on you faithful Goatfucks, so we’re a little behind on some of these but if you haven’t gotten them yet we suggest you get your ass to downloading;

The Sword-Apocryphon:the title means“secret writing”, it was a Greek term used for a genre of Jewish and early Christian writings that were meant to impart “secret teachings” that could not be publicly taught. Now while there are no real secrets revealed on this album, there are some mighty powerful tunes that while still sounding like they were unreleased Black Sabbath recordings, are starting to sound like simply The Sword. The fourth album fro the Austin band and the first with new drummer Jimmy Vela, The Sword is starting to develop their own sound. Not that there was anything wrong with the old sound they were using, Apocryphon just sounds bigger and bolder. Seven Sisters and Eyes of the Stormwitch are particular gems, but for our money Dying Earth is defiantly on the apocalypse playlist.


Torche-Harmonicraft: The third album from this Miami foursome is pure sludge gold. Perfect Metal for firing up the old bong and watching NatGeo all day or firing up the old bong and watching the world burn. It bleeds right in with The Sword, the new Baroness and that has earned it a place on our apocalyptic playlist. It’s a short album with three songs clocking in under two minutes, showing off the bands punk-rock and grindcore roots, and proving all good metal doesn’t have to be epic ten minute operas. Of all the hard hitting tunes on this collection the last three are our favorites; Solitary Traveler, (the title track) Harmonicraft and Looking On are amazing songs that will be in heavy rotation as son as you hear them.


Pelican also released an EP earlier this year that we’d like to mention. And there are some notable hip-hop records out including the new Big Boi (from Outkast) album that we haven’t copped yet. We’ll cover those in a separate list. Just keep in mind that these things are fleeting and our goal is to destroy this world ASAP. You have until the 21st so get cracking!


I’m just going to quit apologizing for not updating this blog enough. It seems every time that I do I get even more behind. Let’s just say that sometimes real life gets in the way of internet life and because of that we make sacrifices. With that said I would like to point out that I have not forgotten the mission statement of Goatfuckers.com or the entire Goatfucker nation. In an effort to boost moral I may direct you two tumblr pages that I somehow mange to keep on top of Armada Out-Post 606 and Die Making Love to a Horse. I have few rants keyed up but their stuck in editorial phases right now, as soon as there sussed out I’ll post them. In the meantime I have also begun work on musical project that ties into all this, it’s working title is Suicidal Dream Lords. We’ll see if it manifest anytime soon, but remember you heard it here first! The deafening chant of the SDL will be DESTROYERS OF THE WORLD UNITE! Tell your friends!


Doomsayer Tunes; Freaks and Geeks, and the second coming of Bad Brains

So aside from all the movie reviews and meeting idols in L.A. I also made time to fill my ears with some new music that I would like to share with all you little Goatfuckers out there! First up the bat is a surprisingly amazing album from Troy (from Community), aka Childish Gambino, aka Donald Glover. I’ll let that sink in for a moment. Yes, Troy of Troy and Abed in the Morning, has released music since 2008 with some noise on the hipster set, but it’s his latest EP, released through his BlogSpot that caught my attention and is receiving heavy rotation here at the GF headquarters. Name dropping sitcoms, comic books, and Tina Fey while extolling the virtues of his incredible work ethic in his distinctive voice are notable, but what makes this album great is the fact that Donald Glover can actually rap and sing. Like Jamie Fox before him he is a man of many talents. At first it’s difficult to separate his character on television from the man himself which is a testament to how good he is, but once you do you can really appreciate his skills. I went back and grabbed some of his earlier work and it was good, but many of his flows  sounded the same, it took him a few to develop and get beyond just name checking the latest internet memes and nerd favorites to come into his own. His flow is similar to the current crop of Suburban black hip-hop that is sprouting from the culdesacs of America (incidentally the name of his 2010 album). They’re was more than a little, Little Wayne, OFWGKTA, Kid Cudi, Drake, Waka Flocka, and Kayne in his style, but now he seems more his own and it works. Not that the older stuff was bad, but through all the boast of sexual conquest and how he was going to change the game (which felt forced), you were left with the feeling that it was still Troy off Community.On the new EP it’s all Donald Glover, and Donald Glover is Childish Gambino!

Also receiving heavy rotation these days is New York punk rockers Cerebral Ballzy. Maybe you’ve seen their bump spots on Adult Swim, that’s where I first heard them. I had read a write-up in the LA Weekly while down there, but thought nothing really of it. I grew up with punk rock and while I still listen to Black Flagg and Minor Threat regularly most new punk rock just sounds like cheap imitations of the stuff I already own so I don’t bother. I did like the fact that they many of the members of the band were black. I always felt that punk rockers while supposedly open-minded and freedom seekers were a little too white when I was a kid. Punk was a movement that appealed to a lot of people from all walks of life, but when you looked on stage at a show you would think that it was only white kids that could play it. There were exceptions of course and you couldn’t even call yourself punk if you didn’t own at least one Bad Brains album or at lest had the sticker on your car.  So when Don’t Tell Me What to Do came on in between Aqua Teen and Squidbillies I thought I was witnessing the second coming or H.R. right before my eyes. It was the first time in a very long time I had felt energized by new Punk Rock.  These kids had it, they feel like I felt when I was sixteen and angry at the world. I couldn’t help but notice the coincidence that as they were playing on my television in San Francisco half a world away young black kids dressed like members of Blac Bloc were burning London to the ground.  Between what these guys are doing on the East Coast and what Odd Future is doing here on the West I feel there is a real strong emergence of Black Punk that goes beyond the social networking of the Afro-Punk community. Something is happening and it feels good to think that when I was young me being black and punk rock was a novelty now it’s a reality. I don’t know how I would react these days if I went to a show and wasn’t the only non white face in the crowd. I really hope these guys tour soon so I can check them out in person.

Last but not least Ruining It For Everybody is the latest  album from Louisiana metal nerds IWRESTLEDABEARONCE. Which if you haven’t heard of them by now, you need to get with it. These titans of math metal and the six change-ups per song have come out with a solid well crafted beast that will blow your brains out very quickly. As the summer winds down and people began settling back into their normal routines, put this on and wake everyone back up.

and just because summer is drawing to a close, doesn’t mean you have to forget about Summer Camp! If you don’t already have this it’s the ultimate summer mix tape from Tyler the Creator of the afore mentioned  Odd Future. Enjoy!

Doomsayer Tunes; Damaged in the Digital Age!

I listen to an odd array of music, everything from the Nintendo-Core of IWRESTLEDABEARONCE,  to Leonard Cohen, Pixies, to Lil’ Wayne and everything in between. I have been down with punk rock my entire life it feels like. Every since I first heard Minor Threats Complete Discography in 7th grade. I started shoving safety pins through my nostrils in front of my grandmother when I was 14. Yet even in High School I appreciated the art of juxtaposition. I never wanted to be boxed in and defined by one genre. Sure I had my standard punk uniform of military boots and ripped jean shorts, torn t-shirts from bands that broke up before I hit puberty, but I mixed it in with full three-piece suits and London Fog trench coats to punk shows held in VFW post and Armories. As I continued to fill my body with metal and rawkus hatred throughout the tail end of the last century, I wondered often (as I do now) about the future. When I began my journey into the underground I was one of the only African-American faces in my small North Carolina community, as time marched on I got older and there got to be a great deal more brown and black faces in the crowds. I wasn’t alone after a while and this felt good. I felt sort of responsible. Now that’s my ego talking I know, it was more of a combination of shifts in societal norms, due to groups like Out cast, The Roots, and others crossing boundaries on the big stages and the trickle down effect of a few generations of African-americans infiltrating the white middle class suburbs. Suddenly teams of black skate boarders appeared. Now many, many years later, we stand on the cusp of the great crux. Things are wildly different from when I was 16. The digital revolution happened, and genres and styles that were once exclusive to certain age groups and races are non-existent. Everything is all mashed up and the results are chaotically beautiful. Right now a small band of Afro-Punks are making a lot of noise out of L.A. They’ve stormed the East coast and stole the show at SXSW this past Friday. They’re being talked about in newspapers and hipster blogs are touting them as the next big thing. But before they become so ubiquitous that their obnoxious I wanted to share them for the benefit of those who haven’t seen them. If there ever was a Goatfucker party these guys would be on the bill. They’re called Odd Future Wolf Gang Kill Them All! The name alone is worth a million bucks, but watching their elctro-hip-hop-punk  fueled attack is awesome. They killed it on a recent Jimmy Fallon appearance, though I still can bring myself to watch that smirking jerk. They are all young and full of piss and vinegar as my old G-Ma would say!

On another note at the complete opposite of the spectrum is a group doing something amazingly retro. Long before I started shoving metal into my face I was a kid in the eighties. And Although Prince was always at the top of my list I had a huge spot in my heart for Hall & Oates, The Carpenters, and other cheesy early eighties/late seventies schmaltz, gleamed from being raised in the country on The Muppet Show and PBS long before 250 cable/satellite channels entered my life or the world for that matter. Now I’m 33 and  I still keep my septum ring in , but  most of the metal is out of my face, I no longer have a hole in my ear you can stick a battery in, I bought my tickets to the Steve Ignorant tour months in advance and-unless compelled by a force greater than I-I will not be jumping into any pit. I have in many ways settled down (as I light the bowl and down my third shot before work). I also am insanely in love with everything Tim & Eric do and can’t wait for the movie to blow minds at the theater (although it won’t set any box office records I’m sure). With that said if you watch any Adult swim you already know that Heideker & Woods features just the Tim part of Tim & Eric, along side of the man behind the music of their Adult Swim masterpieces. I’m sure you haven’t missed the commercials, but if you rock as much Hall and or Oates as I do you will love this.


One last thing of note that probably deserves its own post all together. Another one of the bright hopes for the future; Die Antwoord has released a fifteen minute movie masterpiece directed by Gumo’s  acclaimed director Harmony Korine. It’s called Ushini Wam! And it is some next level shit that should be seen by nearly everyone and passed around so that it becomes a household name! I’m seriously thinking about a Goatfucker party now!

Now playing: Heidecker & Wood – Wedding Song
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Doomsayer Tunes; The Sword

Like metal? Like fantasy (not just Lord of the Rings movies either but real obscure Micheal Moorcock shit like Elric at the End of Time)? Well this may be for you! They’re called the Sword and they are awesome!

Formed in 2003 in Austin Texas by J. D. Cronise, Kyle Shutt, and Trivett Wingo bassist Bryan Richie would joined in 2004.They released its début album Age of Winters in 2006, Gods of the Earth the band’s second album, released in 2008. Although their sound is clearly Sabbath influenced (if not a direct rip-off) the band was considered doom metal by snooty metal kids who hang around internet chat boards all night while slowly wasting away their sad pathetic lies in dimly lit rooms at their parents house seven years after they graduate college! But in March 2009 they won the High Times Doobie Award firmly cementing them in the Stoner Rock category. So what do they do next? These bastards totally flip the script and go-all-Orson Scott Card on a mother fucker and take their shit from songs about heavy axes and Norse Gods to some balls out sci-fi rock opera shit! While still keeping with the seventies vibe (and sounding like a young Ozzy) the lead singer now looks like Frank Zappa and they’ve begun to incorporate a little Thin Lizzy metal funk. Which is fine by me because I love Thin Lizzy, but Phil Lynott died when I was 9, so I missed seeing them live!  There are those who hate on this band for sticking so rigidly to this style, but I say grow the fuck-up!These mother-fuckers kick some serious ass! I mean Valiant Thorr has a similar seventies vibe (albeit not so mellow), and they still blow everyones brains who gets to see them! I mean not all bands can break new sonic ground like Mastodon when they married Metal to Rush! Equally not every band can rock this fucking heavy either!

Now playing: Fugazi – Provisional
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The New, Nu Metal

There has been a resurgence of sorts in what is labeled as metal in recent years. There are about as many names and styles as there are skinny little punks with pretty little hair cuts  growling into microphones. The so-called scene consist of  a few camps; the Suburban kids who dress like day glow versions of Richard Simmons they usually prefer the Christian themed bands like Sleeping Giants and Underoath, The pseudo-skin-heads into more aggressive shit like Hatebreed and Acadia Strain, Migrants who came wandering over from punk rock when it became ruined by Green Day and their mall punk ilk, then their are the Mexican Metal heads, Death Metal kids,  and hipster posers who couldn’t tell grindcore from sludge. In some aspects this new scene is good, its  an alternative to what’s offered in mainstream culture. Yet in other ways its just another way to get money of dumb kids from the burbs. Having worked in music venues members of the staff here at GF can attest that the first thing most of these bands load in is their merch. And the more popular the screamo the more brightly colored day-glo shirts they haul in to hawk to the kiddies. Still every now and then a few gems arise in the glut of growlers and howlers. Occasionally the heavy, heavy is broken and we are blessed with some pretty awesome music.  Recently we’ve been  blasting  IWrestledABearOnce, Baroness, Maylene and the Sons of the Disaster, and Zombifying Venom  around the office.

The future is Nintendo-core, so kids throw away your Ritalin and drink deep from the creame of the metal crop.

Zombifying Venom doesn’t have any videos, but they do have a myspace page where you can listen to their amazing hardcore riffs.

Now playing: Zombifying Venom – Black River Blues
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