HUMP DAY – WE’RE ALMOST THERE…

My HeadBangers this week I want to send all our metal support out to Turkey, who is struggling right now.  We all do what we can and in the MetalHead way we will do ours.  The following are 3 bands from Turkey so let’s take it from there…

“SABHANKRA”

“Death to Traitors”

My HeadBangers this is some deep dark black metal.  I don’t need the words to tell me what I hear.  I love the vocals.  Check them out, facebook, bandcamp the list goes on…

“ILKIM OULANEM”

“Boslugun les ruhlari”

All I can say is this women can pour out the vocals.  Again some deep dark black metal.

“STOUTCHILD”

“The Owl”

This is a progressive power metal band, I like them.  I’d like to hear more from these guys.

There you have it my HeadBangers, 3 bands from Turkey that I have never heard before.  It’s like I always say there are bands out there I have yet to find, but I am always looking.  As for all our MetalHeads in Turkey, keep going, be strong, you are in our thoughts.  Metal is and always will be family…..

WEEKLY BAND LIST

 

  • Week 200 – Feb 3 – Thyrfing – Swedish Viking Metal – Sweden
  • Week 199 – Jan 27 – Methane Metal – Thrash Metal- Järfälla, Sweden
  • Week 198 – Jan 20 – Disempath – Heavy Alternative Metal – New Jersey USA
  • Week 197 –  Jan 13 – Krilloan – Power Metal – Ålmhult, Sweden
  • Week 196 – Jan 6 – Silent Skies – Pop (with something more) – Sweden
  • Week 195 – Dec 16 – VOLA – Progressive/Djent – Denmark
  • Week 194 – Dec 9 – Cruachan – Folk/Celtic/Black Metal – Dublin, Ireland
  • Week 193 – Dec 2 – Heidevolk – Folk/Pagan/Viking Metal – The Netherlands
  • Week 192 – Nov 18 – Venom Prison – Death Metal – South Wales, UK
  • Week 191 – Nov 11 – Nothing New In Heaven – French Melodic Death Metal – France
  • Week 190 – Nov 4  – Dragonland – Symphonic/Power Metal – Gothenburg, Sweden 
  • Week 189 – Oct 21 – Kallfront – Swedish Fucking Metal – The coldest part of Sweden
  • Week 188 – Oct 14 – Mindistry – Industrial Thrash Metal – Gothenburg, Sweden
  • Week 187 – Oct 7  –  Bornholm – Hungarian Black/Pagan Metal – Hungary
  • Week 186 – Sep 30 – Saltatio Mortis – Medieval Metal – Germany 
  • Week 185 – Sep 9 – Evil Invaders – Metal/Thrash – Belgium
  • Week 184 – Sept 2 – Sur Austru – Atmospheric Folk/Black Metal – Romania
  • Week 183 – Aug 26 – POP EVIL – Hard Rock/Alternative Metal – Muskegon, Michigan
  • Week 182 – Aug 18 (early, this is release date) – Kalmo –  Doom Metal – Kerava, Finland
  • Week 181 – Aug 12 – TEOR – Post/Hardcore – Regensburg, Germany
  • Week 180 – Aug 5 – Jericho Six – Rock – US
  • Week 179 – July 22 – Bloodywood – Metal – India
  • Week 178 – July 15 – Turmion Kätilöt – Industrial Metal – Kuopio, Finland
  • Week 177 – July 8 –  ViadukT – Hard Rock – Gefle, Sweden
  • Week 176 – June 24 – Until I Wake – Metalcore – Buffalo, New York
  • Week 175 – June 17 – Archspire – Technical Death Metal – Vancouver, Canada
  • Week 174 – June 10 – MONO INC – Gothic Rock – Hamburg, Germany
  • Week 173 – June 3 – Battlecross – Thrash/Classic American Heavy Metal – Detroit, MI 
  • Week 172 – May 27 – Baest – Classic Death Metal – Aarhus, Denmark
  • Week 171 – May 20 – Darkest Oath – Symphonic Black Metal – Greece
  • Week 170 – May 13 – The Halo Effect – Melodic Death/Heavy Metal – Gothenburg, Sweden
  • Week 169 – May 6 –  Kalmah –  Melodic Death/Power Metal, Oulu, Finland
  • Week 168 – Apr 29 – Wind Rose – Power/Folk Metal – Pisa, Tuscany, Italy
  • Week 167 – Apr 22 – Northlane – Metalcore – Sydney, Australia
  • Week 166 – Apr 15 – 2 Shadows – Metalcore/Altmetal – Vancouver, Canada
  • Week 165 – Apr 8  –  Bury Tomorrow – Metalcore – Southampton, England
  • Week 164 – Apr 1  –  The Failsafe – Hard Rock – Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Week 163 – Mar 25 – Rhapsody of Fire – Symphonic Power Metal – Trieste, Italy
  • Week 162 – Mar 18 – Diablo – Melodic Death Metal – Kalajoki, Finland
  • Week 161 – Mar 11 – Evergrey – Progressive Power Metal – Gothenburg, Sweden
  • Week 160 – Mar 4  – Analepsy – Slamming Brutal Death Metal – Lisbon, Portugal
  • Week 159 – Feb 25 – Insomnium – Melodic Death Metal – Joensuu, Finland
  • Week 158 – Feb 18 – Shady Glimpse – Thrash – Shizuoka, Japan
  • Week 157 – Feb 11 – Nailed To Obscurity – Melancholic Melodic Death Metal – Germany
  • Week 156 – Feb 4 –  Beyond The Styx – Metallic Hardcore Metal – Tours, France
  • Week 155 – Jan 28 – Mors Principium Est – Melodic Death Metal – Pori, Finland
  • Week 154 – Jan 21 – Becoming – Inspirational Metal – San Jose, California
  • Week 153 – Jan 14 – Affection – Modern Rock/Alternative Metal – Helsinki, Finland
  • Week 152 – Jan 7 – Wythersake – Symphonic Black/Death Metal, Washington, DC
  • Week 151 – Dec 31  – Wrap up of 2021
  • Week 150 – Nov 12 – The Raven Age – Heavy Metal – London, England
  • Week 149 – Nov 5 – Penny Billionaires – Hard Rock/Electronica – Phoenix, Arizona, USA
  • Week 148 – Oct 29 – Blood Red Throne – Death Metal – Kristiansand, Norway
  • Week 147 – Oct 22 – Shepherds Reign – Metal/Hard Rock – South Auckland, New Zealand
  • Week 146 – Oct 15 – Shadow of Intent – Deathcore – Hartford, Connecticut
  • Week 145 – Oct 8  –  Darzamat – Atmospheric Black Metal – Katowice, Poland
  • Week 144 – Oct 1  –  Jungle Rot – Thrash/Death Metal – Kenosha, Wisconsin, USA
  • Week 143 – Sep 24 – Lifechanger – Melodic Rock – Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Week 142 – Sep 17 – Testament – Thrash Metal – Berkeley, California
  • Week 141 – Sep 10 – Bleed From Within – Heavy Metal – Glasgow, Scotland
  • Week 140 – Sept 3  – At The Gates – Death Metal & More – Gothenburg, Sweden
  • Week 139 – Aug 27 – The Soul Of Bushido – Thrash Metalcore – Lorraine, France
  • Week 138 – Aug 20 – WoR – Aggressive Groove Metal – North Carolina, USA
  • Week 137 – July 3 – Wolves In The Throne Room – Atmospheric Black Metal – Olympia, Washington
  • Week 136 -June  26 – Deathbale – Postapocalyptic Viking Death Metal  – Germany
  • Week 135 – June 19 – Repaid in Blood – Pure Fking Geek Metal Revisited – San Jose, Calif
  • Week 134 –  June 5 – Wardruna – Dark Folk Metal – Bergen, Norway
  • Week 133 – May 28 – Rotting Christ – Black Metal – Athens, Greece
  • Week 132 – May 21 – Carmilla – Metal – Sverige, Sweden
  • Week 131 – May 14 – Wake Up Frankie – Thrash/Rock/Metal – Helsinki, Finland
  • Week 130 – May 7  – Disquiet – Melodic Death/Thrash – Utrecht, Netherlands
  • Week 129 – Apr 30 – Thanatos – Extreme Thrash/Death Metal – Rotterdam, Netherlands
  • Week 128 – Apr 23  – Arched Fire – Heavy Speed Metal – Lapland, Finland
  • Week 127 – Apr 16 – The Haunted – Heavy/Melodic Death Metal – Gothenburg, Sweden
  • Week 126 – Apr 9 –  Updates 
  • Week 125 – Apr 2  –  All Taken – Hard Rock with a little Grunge – Los Angeles, California
  • Week 124 – Mar 26 – Aeon Of Awareness – Melodic Death Metal – Germany (Song Review)
  • Week 124 – Mar 25 – Scythian Fate – Dark Prog Thrash – Sydney/Melbourne – Australia
  • Week 124 – Mar 24 – Hate & Deceit – Danish Melodic Death Metal – Slagelse, Denmark
  • Week 123 – Mar 21 – Beyond the Pale – Dutch Metal – Utrecht, Netherlands
  • Week 122 – Mar 12 – Thy Kingdom Will Burn – Melodic Death Metal – Kouvola, Suomi
  • Week 121 – Mar 5 –  H.E.A.T. –  Hard Rock/Heavy Metal – Uppsland Väsby, Sweden              
  • Week 120 – Feb 26 – Temple Balls – Hard Rock – Finland
  • Week 119 – Feb 19 – Aeon of Awareness – Melodic Death Metal – Germany
  • Week 118 – Feb 12 – Vreid – Black Metal / Black n Roll – Sogndal, Norway
  • Week 117 – Feb 5 – Artilharia – Heavy/Melodic/Speed/Thrash Metal – Brazil
  • Week 116 – Jan 29 – This week was for Alexi, COB, Rip my dear HeadBanger
  • Week 115 – Jan 22 – Paradise Lost – Death/Doom/Gothic Metal – Halifax, West Yorkshire
  • Week 114 – Jan 15 – Wintersun – Power/Folk/Melodic Death Metal – Helsinki, Finland
  • Week 113 – Jan 1 – Dark Tranquillity – Melodic Death Metal – Gothenburg, Sweden
  • Week 112 – Dec 25 – SepticFlesh – Greek Symphonic Metal – Athens, Greece
  • Week 111 – Dec 18 – Die From Sorrow – Melodic Death Metal – Beijing, China
  • Week 110 – Dec 11 – Fireproven – Progressive Metal – Finland
  • Week 109 – Dec 4 – Wolfheart – Winter Metal – Myrskylä, Finland
  • Week 108 – Nov 27 – Angelus Apatrida – Thrash – Albacete, Spain
  • Week 107 – Nov 20 – Gojira – Heavy Metal – Bayonne, France
  • Week 106 – Nov 13 – Enslaved – Prog/Black/Viking Metal – Sveio, Norway
  • Week 105 – Nov 6 –  Like A Storm – Metal – Auckland, New Zealand
  • Week 104 – Oct 30 – Firewind – Power/Heavy Metal – Thessaloniki, Greece
  • Week 103 – Oct 23 – Shiraz Lane – Rock – Vantaa, Finland
  • Week 102 – Oct 16 – The Agonist – Metal – Montreal, Canada
  • Week 101 – Oct 9 – Butcher Babies – Heavy Metal – Los Angeles, CA
  • Week 100 – Oct 3 – BaYaT – Alternative Rock – Novi Sad, Serbia 
  • Week 98 –  Sept 25 – Dirt – Rock – Heksinki, Finland
  • Week 98 –  Sept 18 – Unearth – MetalCore – Boston, Massachusetts
  • Week 97 –  Sept 11 – Stratovarius – Power Metal – Finland
  • Week 96 –  Sept 4 – SynlakrosS – Mel Death Metal – Valencia, Spain
  • Week 95 – Aug 28 – Striker – New Wave Heavy Metal , Canada
  • Week 94 – Aug 21 – Turisas – Metal –  Hämeenlinna, Finland
  • Week 93 – Aug 14 – Tyr – Metal – Faroe Islands (Part of Denmark)
  • Week 92 – Aug 7 –  After Release of EP – Interview with WuF, Kasperi Merilainen
  • Week 91 – July 24 – Review of EP – Wake Up Frankie – Helsinki, Finland
  • Week 90 – July 17 –  SPECIAL ON THRASH METAL BANDS
  • Week 89 – July 13 – SPECIAL ON MELODIC DEATH METAL BANDS
  • Week 88 – July 10 –  Hinayana Band – Melodic Death/Doom – Austin, Texas
  • Week 87 –  July 3 –   Viikate – Rock/Metal – Kouvola, Finland
  • Week 86 – June 26 – Lumberhead – Metal – Leipzig, Saxony (Germany)
  • Week 85 – June 19 – Nidhoeggr – Pagan Death Metal – Bern, Switzerland
  • Week 84 – June 12 – Aetherian – Dark Melodic Death Metal – Athens, Greece
  • Week 83 – June 5 – Frosttide – Epic Dark Folk Metal – Jyväskylä, Finland
  • Week 82 – May 29 – Amthrya – Advantgarde Death Black Metal – Italy
  • Week 81 – May 22 – Suicidal Angels – Trash – Athens, Greece
  • Week 80 – May 15 – Heart of Jordan – Alter Metal – Lansing, Michigan
  • Week 79 – May 8 – Parasite, Inc. – Melodic Death Metal – Aalen, Germany
  • Week 78 – May 1 – Wake Up Frankie – Grove/Trash/Rock – Helsinki, Finland
  • Week 77 – Apr 24 – Abbath – Black Metal – Bergen, Norway
  • Week 76 – Apr 17 – Entombed – Dark/Rock Death/Metal – Stockholm, Sweden
  • Week 75 – Apr 10 – Cruish-Nir – Gothic/Doom – Romania
  • Week 74 – Apr 3 – [Amatory] – MetalCore – St. Petersburg, Russia
  • Week 73 – Mar 27 – Njord – Viking Rock – Sandviken, Sweden
  • Week 72 – Mar 20 – Mystic Prophecy – Metal – Dortmund, Germany
  • Week 71 – Mar 13 – Astralborne  – Melodic Death Metal – Toledo, Ohio
  • Week 70 – Mar 6 –  Shakra – HardRock/Metal – Trub, Switzerland
  • Week 69 – Feb 28 –  The Browning – Metal – Kansas City, Missouri
  • Week 68 – Feb 21 –  Tempting Fate – Hard Rock/Metal – Los Angeles, California
  • Week 67 – Feb 14 –  Dynazty – Hard Rock/Metal – Stockholm, Sweden
  • Week 66 – Feb 7  –  Dreyelands – Melodic Progressive Metal – Budapest, Hungary
  • Week 65 – Jan 31 – HoundWolf – Heavy Metal – Witten, Germany
  • Week 64 – Jan 24 – Shadecrown – Melodic Death/Doom/Thrash Metal – Finland
  • Week 63 – Jan 17 – Sea of Treachery – Heavy Metal – Cincinnati, OH
  • Week 62 – Dec 21 – Immersed in Darkness – Black Metal – Brownsville, Texas
  • Week 61 – Dec 14 – Skälmöld – Metal – Reykjavík, Iceland
  • Week 60 – Dec 7  –  The Local Band – Rock – Helsinki, Finland
  • Week 59 – Nov 30 – Re-Armed – Melodic Death/Thrash Metal – Kerava, Finland
  • Week 58 – Nov 23 – Ashen Crown – Metal – West Midlands, UK
  • Week 57 – Nov 16 – FEJD –  Swedish Folk – Trollhattan, Sweden
  • Week 56 – Nov 9 – Forever Still – Hard Rock/Metal – Copenhagen, Denmark – This is where it all started.  ONE YEAR AGO, THEY WERE THE FIRST LET’S REVISIT
  • Week 55 – Nov 2  –  Krigere Wolf – Black Death Metal – Catania, Sicily
  • Week 54 – Oct 26 – Aephanemer – Melodic Death Metal – Toulouse, France
  • Week 53 – Oct 19 – Infected Rain – Nu Metal/Nu Metalcore – Chișinău, Moldova
  • Week 52 – Oct 12 – The Veer Union – Hard Rock/NuMetal – Vancouver, BC
  • Week 51 – Oct 5 – Ligature Marks – Metal – Portland, Oregon
  • Week 50 – Sept 28 – AEolian – Metal – Palma, Spain
  • Week 49 – Sept 21 – Smorrah – Thrash/Death Metal – Gelsenkirchen, Germany
  • Week 48 – Sept 14 – Beyond the Styx – Hardcore Metal – Tours, France
  • Week 47 – Sept 7 – Brackish Tide –  Metal – Somerset County, MD
  • Week 46 –  August 31 – Kryptos – Old School Heavy Metal – Bangalore, India
  • Week 45 – August 24 – Spyder Volt – Alternative Rock – Laredo, Texas
  • Week 44 –  August 17 – Descent of The ArchAngel – Underground Metalcore – US
  • Week 43 –  August 10 – Dark Messiah – Heavy Metal – Winnipeg, Canada
  • Week 42 –   August 3 – Arcsin -Modern Melodic Progressive Metal – Miami, FL 
  • Week 41 –  July 27 –  Methane Metal – Southern Thrash Metal – Sweden/Jersey
  • Week 40 –  July 20 –  Bloodred Hourglass – Melodic Death/Thrash – Mikkeli, FI
  • Week 39 –  July 13 –  Atarka – Metal – Birmingham, UK. 
  • Week 38 –  July 6   –  Silverbullet Band – Symp Heavy Metal – Riihimaki, Suomi
  • Week 37 –  June 29 –  Hammer Down Hard – New Age Hard Rock/Metal
  • Week 36 – June 22 –  Syth Glasgow – Old School Metal – Glasgow, Scotland
  • Week 35 –  June 15  – Virtues – Metalcore – Brisbane, Australia
  • Week 34 –  June 8  –  Vovkulaka  – Dark Angry Evil Metal – Odessa, Ukraine
  • Week 33 –  June 1  –  Executioner  – Hardcore Thrash – San Antonio, Texas
  • Week 32 – May 25 – Night Shadow – Power/Speed Metal – San Diego, California
  • Week 31 – May 18 – Primitive Machine – Rock, Dublin City, Ireland
  • Week 30 – May 11 – Daggerplay – Punk, R&R, Power Pop, Helsinki, Finland
  • Week 29 – May 4 –  Kalmo – Finnish Doom Metal – Kerava, Finland
  • Week 28 – April 27 – Repaid in Blood – Pure Fucking Geek Metal – San Jose, CA     
  • Week 27 – April 20 – Arch Enemy – Melodic Death Metal – Halmstad, Sweden 
  • Week 26 – April 13 – Falling Into Red – Hard Alter Rock – Pittsburg, PA
  • Week 25 – April 6 – Tulsadoom – Evil Barbaric Heavy Thrash – Vienna, Austria 
  • Week 24 – March 30 – Dream Troll – Old School Rock – Leeds, England
  • Week 23 – March 23 – The 69 Eyes – Goth & Roll – Helsinki Finland
  • Week 22 – March 16 – Ghost Season – Alternative Metal – Athens, Greece
  • Week 21 – March 9 – Vane – Pirate Melodeath Metal – Poland
  • Week 20 – March 2 – Ravenscroft – Rock – Orange, California
  • Week 19 – Feb 23 –  Love Machine – Heavy Rock – Milano, Italy
  • Week 18 – Feb 16 – Children of Bodom – Melodic Death Metal – Espoo, Finland
  • Week 17 – Feb 9 – 10 Gauge – Hard Rock – England, UK
  • Week 16 – Feb 2 – Everlit – Hard Rock – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Week 15 – Jan 26 – Victim of Illusion – Progressive Rock – Turin, Italy
  • Week 14 – Jan 19 – September Sky – Alternative Metal – Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Week 13 – Jan 12 – The Edge of Reason – Post Hardcore – Regensburg, Germany
  • Week 12 – January 1, 2019 New Years Day – The HU BAND – MONGOLIA
  • Week 11 – Dec 29 – Apocalyptica – Rock/Metal – Helsinki, Finland
  • Week 10 – Dec 22 – Hidden Scars – Prog/Indus Metal – Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Week  9 –  Dec 15 – In Hell – Black Death Metal – Lille, France
  • Week  8 –  Dec 08 – Fireproven – Prog Death Metal – Tampere, Finland
  • Week  7 – Nov 30 – Amon Amarth – Death Metal – Tumba, Sweden
  • Week  6 – Nov 23 – Chernobyls Uterus – Grindcore Metal – Pripyat, Ukraine
  • Week  5 – Nov 17 – Five Finger Death Punch – Metal – Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Week  4 – Nov 10 – Universal Theory – Gothic Metal – Madrid, Spain
  • Week  3 – Nov 03 – Mawcore – Hard Rock/Metal – Chambersburg, Pennsylvania
  • Week  2 – Oct 27 – Sin7 Band – Heavy Metal – Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Week  1 – Oct 20 – Forever Still – Hard Rock/Metal – Copenhagen, Denmark

 

WEEK 200 – THYRFING

My HeadBangers please welcome from Sweden, the Viking Metal Band:

THYRFING

“Döp dem i eld”

“Järnhand”

Damn listen to those vocals, kill me now.

Let’s look at some bio on these Vikings:

Thyrfing emerged from the ever-growing underground scene in Sweden back in 1995. After seven full-length albums and numerous live performances all over the world, the band have gained a strong following over the years and an exquisite standing within the metal scene. They are considered one of the top bands within the so-called viking/pagan metal genre – but on the other hand, Thyrfing are so much more with their truly outstanding and self-contained musical offering.

The name of the band is taken from the sword “Tyrfing” in Norse mythology – a cursed blade that appears in several tales and myths. Ever since the start, the mythology has played a huge part in the scenery and imagery of the band’s music and lyrics – something which is still intact in 2021.

Even though there have not been any official releases since the acclaimed 2013 album ”De ödeslösa”, the band has still been together and active on major festivals and shows (such as Wacken Open Air, Summer Breeze, Sweden Rock Festival to mention only a few), and also finally played their first shows in new territories such as Russia and Brazil.

Now they are finally back with new music and will release the eight studio album “Vanagandr” through Despotz Records in August 2021. This is an album that has been carefully prepared and envisioned ever since 2015. It showcases all the band’s strengths and trademarks, taking it all to a new level without drifting away from what made the music special in the first place.

”Vanagandr” is a glorious return to form and a striking album that will appeal to both long-time and new fans.

“Vanagandr – 8 songs on here my HeadBangers”

Let’s meet the band:

Jens Rydén – vocals
Patrik Lindgren – guitars
Fredrik Hernborg – guitars
Joakim Kristensson – bass & keyboards
Dennis Ekdahl – drums 

 

My Thoughts:

I have different genres of music that I love and this is one of them.   I can listen to this music and close my eyes and be transported to another time and place.  During this time I can escape all the shit that is in this time and we all need this once in awhile.  This world is so crazy that I would lose my mind if it weren’t for music.  It’s amazing to me how many excellent bands there are on this planet and how many more there are for me to find and bring to the blog.  I get lost in the blog, when I start looking at bands I lose track of time and can spend hours reading and searching about a certain band.  I especially love the name of this one and that it is named after a sword taken from mythology.  I hope you love them as much as I do.  

That’s it for this week my HeadBangers.  Join me next week for another band and another song.  Until then don’t stand to close to the fire if you can’t handle the burn…..

 

HUMP DAY – WE’RE ALMOST THERE…

My HeadBangers here we go another 3 great ones to get you through the next couple days…

“DISTURBED”

“Hey You”

Sorry HeadBangers, just had to put them on, I’ve been on a DISTURBED kick for 2 weeks now.  I promise I won’t put them on for awhile.  But seriously are they not the shit………………

“CHILDREN OF BODOM – WITH ALEXI”

“Under Grass And Clover”

COB is a walk down memory lane for me, I saw him twice when I was in Finland.  He was the best and always will be sadly missed by all HeadBangers.

“ELUVEITIE”

“Aidus”

Well you know I would end up in the North.  Here we have a Swiss folk metal band from Winterthur, Zürich, Switzerland.  I love folk metal of any kind, but you probably know that.

There you have it my HeadBangers.  If you have any bands you want to see on the blog let me know.  Be back Friday for the weekly band.   I’m looking forward to it, and I am working on the update on Krilloan, it should post this weekend.  Until then you know the deal…

 

WEEK 199 – METHANE METAL

 

The definition of Methane:

Methane ( US : / ˈ m ɛ θ eɪ n / or UK : / ˈ m iː θ eɪ n / ) is a chemical compound with the chemical formula CH 4 (one atom of carbon and four atoms of hydrogen ). It is a group-14 hydride and the simplest alkane, and is the main constituent of natural gas. The relative abundance of methane on Earth makes it an attractive fuel, although capturing and storing it poses challenges due to its gaseous state under normal conditions for temperature and pressure.  Methane can burn anywhere at anytime, on water and ice, you all know I love my fire, but Methane, you can’t escape it.  It’s attractive to watch, but hard to contain.  Let’s check it out.

My HeadBangers this is how it all started back on Week 41 when Methane was first on the blog.  I’ve kept an eye on these guys and their music and now I want to bring them back.  They’ve released several new songs and I have some more background on them then I did when I first started the blog.  Yes it comes right from them so let’s get to it.

“Kill It With Fire”

“Shock And Awe”

Let’s look at some bio:

It was late 2012 when bassist / singer Tim Scott of legendary Death Metal band Revenant and Hell Patrol’s Jimi Masterbo put the kindling for Methane to the flame. Now joined by Cryonic Temple axeman Markus Grundstom and Jonathan Fundin torching the drums, the band is set to release a new tempest on to the metal scene .

Through the years since then Methane have fueled the pyre with numerous tours in both Europe and the United States spreading the fire by opening for bands such as Whiplash, Warbringer, The Haunted and Nervosa, building a searingly ferocious following in the underground metal scene.  Now in the smoldering embers of the bands 2017 release of The Devil’s Own album, Methane returns bringing a scorching follow up, engulfed in brimstone, with its original, strong and unapologetic sound in the veins of Slayer , Havok and Pantera, entitled Kill It With Fire.

Kill It With Fire was recorded and produced at Sellnoise Studios by Jonas Arnberg who has stoked the blaze by capturing the bands heavy modern thrash metal sound on this new 7 song inferno.  Adding to the volcanic temperature of the album, is a collaboration with iconic thrash metal legends Blood Feast on the mosh ridden hymn “A Blood Red Sky”.

Now I have a few questions I asked Tim about, as usual mine in blue, his in black.

I had read somewhere that you left home at 16 with your bass and embarked on the road to music, is that true?  If it is what called you?

Yeah, I have a 1983 Ibanez Xseries Destroyer bass.  I bought her new with my allowance a thousand years ago.  We were  living in Northern California in the 80’s.  I never really felt seen, didn’t really have any rules but I had my bass.  Music has always seen me, always know how I felt.  So I got into thrash in its genesis really.  Metallica, Slayer were just coming out and I was a problem child (no way), so I packed up my bass and cassettes at 16 and moved to my grandparents in New Jersey.  That bass have lived with me in Florida, I have played her all of in the US and Europe and I an still banging on her today.  She’s been there for me for 40 years, more than I can say about anyone else.  

What drove you to start Methane?

I had been playing death metal since the late 80’s in Revenant and others.  Touring and recording, and even after I moved here to Sweden it was death metal.  It just got monotonous, I needed a change.  Jimi was in the same place as me with that so we decided we wanted to play something with groove, something we didn’t have to think so much about while playing, we weren’t planning to re-invent the wheel, just play music.  We both have thrash and NYHC as favorites so…Methane.

Well I can say Thrash is a great fit for you guys.  What made you choose Thrash?

Thrash metal is my music roots, growing up in Northern California as a teenager, I saw Slayer and Exodus at small clubs in San Francisco in the very beginning.  I was at Day on the Green, I mean it formed me, it’s natural for me.

And of course I always ask about the band name, how did you come up with Methane?

Methane is a combustible, flammable gas.  It explodes, I guess that’s really the depth of it.  

I put at the beginning the meaning of Methane gas, it was on Week 41, and it matches you guys perfectly.  

Now let’s meet these Thrash guys:

First I just want to say I LOVE THIS FKING PICTURE OF YOU GUYS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Markus Grundström – Guitar

Tim Scott – Vocals-Bass

Jimi Masterbo- Guitar

Jonathan Fundin – Drummer

My thoughts:

There you have it my HeadBangers.  This band shows you that no matter where you come from or how long it took you, not to mention the things you have been through, you can do anything you want, anywhere on this planet.  That is one thing I really love about this band.  Not to mention the dedication and drive to start the band and keep going no matter the obstacles.  These guys are on all social media check them out, they have some great merch and I need another patch for my jacket lol.

That’s it for this week.  Join me next week for another band and another song.  In the meantime don’t stand to close to the fire if you can’t handle the burn….

 

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