The origins of Origin.

Old and new recordings from the pre-Origin era.

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Paul Ryan, the mastermind behind Origin has recreated former songs from pre-Origin era, playing all the instruments with never-released songs.

Prior to Origin, Ryan used to create songs with his two previous bands: Necrotomy (1990-91) and Thee Abomination 1992-93. (Origin became Origin only in 1997).

Now he’s re-recorded everything from this obscure era: a work made between 2013 and 2018!

That’s what’s all about of the “new” Origin album Abiogenesis – A Coming Into Existence. The trick here is that the very first EP A Coming Into Existence was not re-recorded, but remastered as bonus tracks and its cover is identical to that EP.

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To better understand, here follow the tracks:

Tracklisting:

“Abiogenesis”

  1. Insanity*
  2. Mauled**
  3. Autopsied Alive**
  4. Spastic Regurgitation*
  5. Bleed as Me*
  6. Mind Asylum*
  7. Infestation*
  8. Murderer**

“A Coming Into Existence”

  1. Lethal Mainpulation the bone crusher chronicles***
  2. Sociocide***
  3. Manimal Instincts***
  4. Inner Reflections The Pain from Within***

* Necrotomy (pre-Origin) 1990-91.

**Thee Abomination (pre-Origin) 1992-93.

Over again: tracks 1 to 8 were fully re-recorded and they haven’t been heard… Until now. Tracks 9 to 12 are the remasters of the first EP (already with ORIGIN name) but this EP hasn’t been released worldwide though.

Abiogenesis – A Coming Into Existence, will be out on May 3rd.

Listen to the “new” never-heard track here:


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LORDS OF CHAOS. IS IT GOOD ENTERTAINMENT?

What’s behind the truth… and the lies.

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DISCLAIMER:

By the time Lords of Chaos was advertised times ago, the bands went vocal against it: the obvious reasons were (and are) that the movie is (PARTLY) based on the book by the same name written by Michael Moynihan, Didrik Søderlind and it was lambasted by some musicians at the time. Most vocally Varg Vikernes as pure lies.

As time passed by, Jonas Åkerlund, the director (and ex member of Bathory) made some research. There are tons of free documentaries on Youtube about the subject.

Before watching, it is important that people remember that as near the truth as a movie can be, there are “dramatic licenses” in order to the history to make some sense on the screen. No movie EVER depicted the truth exactly as it is.

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THE MOVIE:

You all know the history, but if you don’t, here it is according to the movie: a group of youths, led by a guy self-named Euronymous (Rory Culkin) decide to form the evilest group ever and raise some hell across Oslo.

Parties, fun, misguided youth, sex, booze and Satan.

Until things start to go wrong, when their depressive vocalist Dead (Jack Kilmer) dies and a strange guy from Bergen named Kristian appears from nowhere and tries and join the “Inner Circle”.

Although Euronymous seems to sincerely like Kristian (which chooses for his nom de guerre Varg– played by excellent Emory Cohen), the clash of personalities is inevitable.

Who’s the leader of the circle? The guy who has the ideas and invented the True Norwegian Black Metal, or the other one, who buys the whole idea and makes a real call to action by committing crimes and try to involve other member of the circle into problems to promote his first album?

Nobody will ever know what really happened by the times of the events (who covers a span of time roughly from 1987 to 1993 packed at one hour and fifty minutes), but as most of fans tend to “remember” the Norwegian black metal as really evil guys, the fact is that they are portrayed as stupid kids, which can get the most die-hard fans irritated.

Varg is portrayed as a fat (?), introvert and vegetarian fan of Scorpions (really?) while at the same time is the rock star who gets all the girls to bed. That seems a little disconnect as Faust (Valter Skarsgård) is never credited as the Emperor’s drummer and the only reference to the band is made by a t-shirt wore by “the Varg’s driver” (Wilson Gonzalez Ochsenknecht) (the guy is NOT credited as Thorns). Reference to the Darkthrone is made by a tee-shirt as well and there’s absolutely nothing about Enslaved, Satyricon or Immortal. Euronymous is a handsome leader, and as photos of him always circulated he wasn’t handsome at all. He even has a girlfriend (Sky Ferreira).

Technical problems apart, the viewer may enjoy the ride as there are really comic scenes and real violent ones.

The actors made the best with they’d got and there is something cinematic big.

Maybe is not the whole truth anyway and it won’t function as an introducing and inspiring factor to Norwegian Black Metal, but the movie is well done and surprisingly fun. (No Fun, No Mosh, No core, No Trends).

To summarize the whole idea: the movie starts dull but gains momentum and one has to have patience in order to get to the climax.

Oh, the “soundtrack” is excellent!

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TRIVIA:

The actor who plays FaustValter Skarsgård – is the brother of two more famous actors (actually more than two). One is Gustaf Skarsgård (the guys who plays Floki in Vikings) and the other is Bill Skarsgård (Pennywise the Dancing Clown from IT). They are sons of Stellan Skarsgård (Dr. Erik Selvig in the Marvel Cinematic Universe films Thor (2011), The Avengers (2012), Thor: The Dark World (2013), and Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015).)

 


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Is Malcolm “Back in Black”? AC/DC new album to feature the late guitarist.

Sources say while Brian Johnson is definitely back on track, some riffs by Malcolm will be utilized by the band.

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No date is set for the release of the upcoming nameless album featuring Brian Johnson, but radio personality Eddie Trunk says he has a source reliable enough to say that while recording in Canada the band is utilizing riffs made by Malcolm Young and building the sounds over them. It’s not exactly a surprise given the technology we have today that permitted that Pink Floyd made the very same thing in their last album The Endless River (2014) utilizing Rick Wright material who died back in 2008.

According to Trunk, however, the enigmatic source doesn’t know if they will go on tour after that or if Axl Rose (who filled for Johnson live) will return.

Malcolm Mitchell Young died on November 18th, 2017.


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Bruce Corbitt Dead at 56

Rigor Mortis/ Warbeast vocalist resisted until yesterday.

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Bruce Kendall Corbitt, the vocalist of both classic Thrash Metal band Rigor Mortis and Warbeast (formerly Texas Metal Alliance) died yesterday –  January 25 –  from Esophageal cancer (the sixth most common cause of cancer deaths worldwide). He was diagnosed in May 2017.

Rigor Mortis acted from 1983 to 1991 and returned in 2005 recording the classic self-titled debut in 1988. Their last album was Slaves to the Grave recorded in 2014. Lately they were acting as Wizards of Gore, but it’s unclear if the band will continue.

Another member, Mike Scaccia (Ministry), died during a Rigor Mortis’ gig at the Rail Club in Fort Worth, Texas, on December 22, 2012 from heart attack.

Bruce Corbitt survived a stab and a heart attack. He fought to the very end. Condolences to his family.


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Udo Dirkschneider with health problems. Tour continues anyway.

It’s not clear if he’ll be able to complete the whole tour though.

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The iconic Udo Dirkschneider (U.D.O. ex-Accept) has presented some health problems but the band has decided to not postpone the whole tour. The (rather confusing) announcement was made by the band via Facebook. It says he’s not in good health but even so confirming that he’ll be on stages:

“Dear UDO fans,

Unfortunately, we have to tell you that Udo has a serious health problem since early January. He has pain in his left knee and couldn´t walk at all for a longer period. He has been to different specialists in Russia, Ibiza and Germany and now he is on a good way to recover. But he is still handicapped and can´t move that much without having pain. Against all advises of the doctors he has decided to play the tour and not postponing it since he hates to let his fans down. But this means that he is a bit handicapped on stage and can´t move that much. We are very sorry for this but we still have the opinion that this is better than postponing the complete tour.
Thanks and see you all on tour!”

We seriously wish that this is not a BAD DECISION by the part of organization, because we all want to see U.D.O. rocking around the world for a long time.

The complete dates can be seen by clicking on this link: https://udo-online.com/tourdates.html?fbclid=IwAR0smxHcVZuL5d-1-9tQm2ktP_8Q95-CLbaZ7jTs4X2FbuLnOyDAO1rvIII

 

 



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Cannibal Corpse’s guitarist Pat O’Brien substituted for Erik Rutan

Erik Rutan to fill in for estranged Pat O’Brien, but not confirmed he’s definitely out of Cannibal Corpse.

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It was announced that Erik Rutan was announced to fill in for Pat O’Brien in the upcoming 2019 tour. According to Cannibal Corpse official Facebook page: Rutan will appear live with the band for the Decibel Magazine Tour and the upcoming US leg of Slayer‘s final tour happening this May alongside Slayer, Lamb of God, and Amon Amarth.

Rutan is famous for had been part of Morbid Angel and for his own band Hate Eternal. He worked with Cannibal Corpse producing and mixing the albums Kill, Evisceration Plague, Torture and Red Before Black. He even contributed solos for The Time to Kill Is Now (Kill, 2006) , Unnatural (Evisceration Plague, 2009) and Only One Will Die (Red Before Black, 2017 – also contributing backing vocals for the same track).

O’Brien was arrested in December in Florida after breaking into a family house, while, at the same time, his own house went up in flames. Deana Mazurkiewicz (the wife of drummer Paul), raised a crowdfunding for O’Brien, because he’s lost everything (clothes and all) in the fire. According to Deana MazurkiewiczPat is a standup guy, true to his friends, family and his band. Also, Pat does not have insurance, and lost everything that he owns. These funds will help him get back on his feet with the regular much-needed necessities like clothing, a roof over his head, and other daily life necessities that are needed.” If you want to help access https://www.mightycause.com/story/Patobrien . As of today (January 21) the fundraiser has raised $24,452 out of $60,000 goal.

Track Cannibal Corpse on tour:

CANNIBAL CORPSE Decibel Magazine Tour 2019

w/ Morbid Angel, Blood Incantation, Necrot

02/17 San Antonio, TX Alamo Music Hall

02/19 Tucson, AZ Club Xs

02/20 San Diego, CA The Observatory

02/21 Los Angeles, CA The Fonda Theater

02/22 Santa Ana, CA The Observatory

02/23 San Francisco, CA The Regency Ballroom

02/25 Portland, OR Roseland Ballroom

02/26 Seattle, WA Showbox Market

03/01 Denver, CO The Oriental Theater

03/03 Minneapolis, MN Skyway Theater

03/04 Chicago, IL The Concord

03/07 New York, NY Playstation Theater

w/ Slayer, Lamb of God, Amon Amarth

05/02 Phoenix, AZ Ak-Chin Amphitheatre

05/03 Albuquerque, NM Isleta Amphitheatre

05/05 El Paso, TX UTEP/Don Haskins Center

05/07 Edinburg, TX Bert Ogden Arena

05/08 Dallas, TX The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory

05/10 Tampa, FL MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre

05/11 West Palm Beach, FL Coral Sky Amphitheatre

05/13 Huntington, WV Big Sandy Superstore Arena

05/14 Columbia, MD Merriweasther Post Pavilion

05/16 Noblesville, IN Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center

05/17 Bonner Springs, KS Providence Medical Center Amphitheatre

05/19 Clarkston, MI DTE Energy Music Center

05/20 Youngstown, OH Covel Centre

05/22 Ottawa, ON Canadian Tire Centre

05/24 Camdel, NJ BB&T Pavilion

05/25 Mansfield, MA Xfinity Center


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New Dream Theater album in 2019

Check out the date and cover.

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The new album of Prog Metal titans Dream Theater is called Distance over Time and is scheduled to be released on  February 22, 2019 via Inside Out Music! More info coming soon. 

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