Khalik and Frank are joined my their buddy Chet to discuss the recent release of the new Power Rangers feature film. Listen in as they talk about their humble beginnings with the Power Rangers franchise, expectations leading up to the movie release, a complete breakdown of the entire movie, and their hopes and expectations for the potential sequel!
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Maps, the new EP from NYC based band was released on Tuesday, September 23 to great anticipation as our last conversation with lead singer and guitarist Dan Tucker and drummer Simon Fishburn (Episode 76 of the InnerCityGeeks Podcast) left us wanting more and wondering when we would be able to hear these new tunes.
Well now we know why we had to wait. It takes time and patience to create a masterpiece. That’s exactly what we have here. Each of the 4 songs on this EP is a work of musical art in its own right. Each track is a bonafide hit. Maps also makes the bands first recording with their current line-up and first recording with new bassist Matt Basile. It’s this new lineup that gives the band the best sounding and best music released to date. Continue reading →
So, I went to see Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark back in January. It was Spider-Man on Broadway! I couldn’t miss this chance and it was also ending its run in New York and moving to Las Vegas. I made the necessary plans and took the trip out to NYC to see the show. I wouldn’t consider myself a big fan of Broadway but every show that I have seen on Broadway, was very good. That being said I was expecting absolute poop on a stick, but, there hasn’t been another comic book character that has had the musical treatment so, I said what the hell and resigned myself to watching it. I will say after seeing it and it being a few months later at the time of writing this, that, it was better than I thought it was going to be. Continue reading →
People always say metal is so loud and makes no sense. Those people obviously have never listen to an album from the Deftones. With beautifully mastered melodies, dark romanticism, exotic undertones and heavy hitting riffs; Deftones have delivered 3 Platinum albums (Adrenaline, Around the Fur and White Pony) and don’t fail to amaze with their latest release Koi No Yokan. Unfortunately, this album is their second release without bassist Chi Cheng, who is still recovering from a near fatal car accident in 2008.
Koi No Yokan when roughly translated from Japanese, means “Premonition of Love” or “Anticipation of Love”, and is an accurate depiction of this album. It opens strong with “Swerve City,” a perfect mixture of a heavy riff followed by the deeply melodic vocals of Chino Moreno which sets the tone for the entire album. “Leathers,” leaps at you like predator on its prey full of aggression and intense lyrics like “Revolt, Resist! Open you chest, look down, reach in.
Shedding your skin, showing your texture. Time to let everything inside show. You’re cutting all ties now and forever time to let everything outside you,” making it my favorite track on this album. Some other standout tracks are “Romantic Dreams,” the haunting “Entombed,” “Graphic Nature,” “Tempest,” and the reflective “Rosemary.”
Koi No Yokan is an masterpiece! Deftones bring a full range of sound from beginning to end and some hard hitting lyrics that still amaze me. This album is going to be on repeat for quite some time.
They never released a video for their lead single “Leathers,” but here is the audio they released for it. ENJOY!