And yet the damned thing works. [Sorry folks, I’ve been knee deep in Polish studies since February, this is just me coming up for air for a second. I tend to overdo whatever has caught my interest at the moment and I am probably going to remain a bit buried until December or so.]Read more "Weirdest Thing I’ve Heard Today"
Saw this and thought it was just weird enough to share. Kiss’s 1970’s proto-metal ode to mild pedophilia (well, one of them, but at least Christine Sixteen is less disturbing than Domino, given that the age difference was a lot less in the mid 70s than the mid 90s) as an acoustic set by a […]Read more "Odd Choice for an Acoustic Set"
Maiden Cartoons. Which is exactly what it sounds like, at least if you, like me, prefer heavy riffs to Disney Princesses. Seriously though, these are clearly a labor of love and devotion for the animator. There are far too many to share, but here’s a little taste. If you have a whole afternoon (or two) […]Read more "One For the “Stuff I Didn’t Know About But Needed To” File"
Because I wasn’t already obsessed enough with Finnish metal (except Nightwish. F@#k Nightwish). Nope, not a joke (although technically aimed at the Wiggles set), and how the hell the guitarist knocks out the first song’s absolutely scathing guitar solo in that getup, I have no idea (and I once spent a whole evening at Amen’s […]Read more "Nerd Metal Fridays: Hevisaurus"
OK, I will admit that these guys are new to me. One of my friends just recently introduced me to Powerwolf and I’m not sure how I’ve missed them for so long. I think they rate their own Nerd Metal Fridays post, what do y’all think? These guys are great excuse to go back to […]Read more "Monster, Monster – Army of the Night"
Since I am off on the further adventures of Galaxy Jane for at least another week, I thought I’d offer you this once (so far) in a lifetime opportunity to write my post for me. Here’s what you do, scroll down to the comments section and share your favorite nerd metal bands with everyone, along […]Read more "Nerd Metal Fridays: Do It Yourself Edition"
True Scottish Pirate Metal! What else is there to say? Apparently they like Wenches and Mead, who’d have thought? Their cover of Lazy Town’s pirate song. Except I don’t think Stephanie ever called anyone a “gobshite”. And more music about drinking from their most recent album. They’re pirates, duh. Official site here. Bonus Village people […]Read more "Nerd Metal Fridays: Alestorm"
OK, OK, hold the outrage! Yeah, I know. You’re all going, “But Jane, Maiden is too cool to be nerd metal. They’ve been around forever, they’ve influenced practically everybody in rock, and they’re as metal as fuck!” Look, I’m not arguing that Bruce Dickinson et al aren’t cool, and they are definitely influential, one of […]Read more "Nerd Metal Fridays: Iron Maiden"
I’d planned to hold off on these guys for a while, but 1) it’s been a totally crap week and I need to write about something that really makes me happy and 2) the Eurovision finals are this weekend, so it only seems appropriate to go ahead and feature these guys, as that was the […]Read more "Nerd Metal Fridays: Lordi"
I like these guys way more than they probably deserve. It’s the combination of old-school speed metal virtuosity, soaring melody, clean vocals, and really, really beautiful men (I’m looking at you, Herman Li) that just plain makes me happy whenever I listen to these London-based fantasy rockers (OK, mostly it’s the beautiful men, I’m married, […]Read more "Nerd Metal Fridays – DragonForce"