Wednesday, 9 February 2011

Devil Metal, Nasty Jazz & Android Antics

Next year we have the end of the world to look forward too! But for now...

My Experimental Metal [!wince!] band Meatfeast has been going well, but please - if anyone can label us as something other than Metal that would amazing! The 'M' word seems to make all but the truely lonesome wince and rightly so. Metal seems to be such a retrospective genre these days - thank God for Hardcore which without a shadow of doubt has produced some incredible bands over the last few years - check out Dillinger in this older post. Even the noisy glitch of jazz band Trio VD (Who I was lucky enough to see at The Rainbow for Birmingham Jazz's closing party recently) makes the average metal band look rather sad. Trio VD were awesome. See here...



Anyways after a duff year for audience figures, Meatfeast gigs have been picking up again since December when we played to a packed out downstairs backroom at The Mitre in Stourbridge with local lads Diamonds. Diamonds feature ex-members of The Hubble Constant and are a tasty mix of chaos, funk and postmodern song titles. Here's a nice pic from our gig in The Red Room at The Giffard Arms in Wolverhampton with them in Jan.


Meatfeast HQ has some more goodies coming up including a music video, an Android phone app, a new website and the finalisation of the 2 new tracks - all of which seem to have been in development since forever. Keep em peeled at www.meatfeast.co.uk for them!

Speaking of Android, I somehow worked through Christmas developing Apps for my new and trusty Samsung Galaxy Tab, (a rival tab to the iPad) which I now use every second for Internet, phone, satnav, games, eBooks etc etc. but more on that another day...

Back in the Black Country... there's a wild little pub called The Hollybush. It is the host to evenings of Drum'n'Bass, Russian Film, live bands and comedy; and run by the every-so-slightly-Mike-Patton Dave. More on the Bush here. Brown Wednesday's are the new film night set-up with Warren and Paul from TeeT Shirts to show very brown and very bad films, and I was able to witness, for the first time in it's majestic entirity, the all-time horror classic 'Edge of Hell'. And let me tell you it's even worse than Troll 2...

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