Tuesday Ten: 279: Tracks of the Month (January 1997)

Over last year – to mark twenty years since I began writing about music – I ran a series of posts looking at the music I was buying and listening to in 1996 (and that was released that year), partly to jog my memory and partly to dig into my formative musical influences a bit, too. Read more “Tuesday Ten: 279: Tracks of the Month (January 1997)”

Countdown: 1990s: Tracks: 40-21

Last but one – those just outside the top twenty. Read more “Countdown: 1990s: Tracks: 40-21”

Tuesday Ten: 060: Blastbeats

Moved from Tuesday for this week only, and with good reason – thanks to the original light-hearted suggestion by music blogger Erich Keller, it's Blastbeat Celebration Day today. This got coverage even in the Guardian, and it's probably no coincidence that the new issue of Terrorizer – who were the ones who originally championed Keller's idea – out today has a Grindcore special (and have Napalm Death on the cover). Read more “Tuesday Ten: 060: Blastbeats”

Tuesday Ten: 051: Metal Videos (that won’t make it to MTV2)

It’s Metal Week on MTV2 this week (presumably due to the new Metallica album release this week), and it has resulted in various things being played that I’ve not heard in bloody ages. However, the list of metal bands that they are playing is depressingly narrow, and missing a large number of quite obvious bands. Outlets for Metal videos are surprisingly small now, which is perhaps why many bands simply don’t bother. Read more “Tuesday Ten: 051: Metal Videos (that won’t make it to MTV2)”