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FUGLYSPIN: LETTER FROM JOHN BUSH TO FUGLYMANIACS & FRIENDS
John Bush: “I will sing for Metallica in order to save them from further embarrassment”; after hearing the news, Megadeth has also reached out to Bush; Anthrax is jealous
Hello friends, fans and family,
When you see a friend struggling with an addiction, you have to intervene. When I see a friend down on their luck, I have to help. When I see that my friends have lost their mojo, I cannot sit there and watch them make fools of themselves.
I wanted to take this time to confirm the media reports. It is true that I have agreed to sing for Metallica. As the years have passed, James Hetfield sounds more and more like a whiny old man singing country music or like he cannot decide if he wants to shout, sing, twang or growl. It has been difficult, rather, it's been annoying, nay, embarrassing to watch.
Do you understand how it feels to see someone that you have known for decades fall flat on their faces? The audiences that witness the poor attempt at singing must be traumatized.
I am traumatized.
I can't take it anymore. You know, some time ago I tried to show the guys in Metallica that they could save themselves from further shame. I showed them how to do it. Below is the video of when I demonstrated for them what an actual singer does for a band and how things are supposed to be done, how things are actually supposed to sound when you have a real singer. Check the video.
Metallica with John Bush The four horsemen (FULL VERSION) LIVE San Francisco, USA 2011-12-07 1080p
Below is a video of the problem that I am discussing. It is sad to see my friends sound so whiny and annoying. Check it out, but before you do, maybe you want to drink a bit of water or take a pill to help you relax. Try not to get too angry, please.
Metallica - Hit The Lights (Live At The Late Late Show) HD
Given that this is the reality, I offered my services and they have accepted. What choice did they have, really? They know that I know that they need help. That’s what I do. I help people.
Upon finding out that I was Metallica’s new singer, Megadeth contacted me. I have decided to help them, too. Megadeth needs just as much, if not more, help as Metallica. These guys should have never attempted to sing, actually. You can see what has happened. Both are whiny. This is why I have to help. I won’t show you a Megadeth video because I know that you are already stressed out with life, school and work and if you watch an annoying Megadeth video,
you might throw your computer out the window, and then yourself. But don’t do that. You need the computer for the electronic internets webs and for the electronic correspondences mail letters that is currently taking the world by storm. It seems like people like the electronic internets, but it’s probably just a fashion. It will go away soon and then things can get back to the way they used to be and I can return to using my beeper. I still have my beeper. It’s so good. I will never stop using it!
Anyway, when Anthrax learned that I now will sing for Metallica and Megadeth, they wrote to me and asked me about returning to Anthrax.
Well, forget them! That’s where I draw the line. I’m out. I gotta go audition for Burger King commercials now. I’ll tell you how that went in my next letter.
Analogy is a prog power band from El Salvador.
Guitarist and singer Edu Franco wrote back with some replies to the questions by this publication. Prog power supporters will want to check out this experienced band and learn more about the life of metal musicians in El Salvador, Central America.
Their most representative recording is the album The Circle of Life and it is an impressive work with enough riffs and solos to last from here to eternity. The singing is great! Let’s not waste any more time and let’s get on with the interview and follow the links at the end of this feature to hear the music.
Hello, Analogy rockers! Can you please tell us about your life as a metal band?! You are in the El Salvador’s capital, San Salvador?
Yes, we are in El Salvador, in the capital, San Salvador. Well, the metal life here is hard, nevertheless this is the strongest metal scene in Central America. Our life as a metal band is to live our lives as ordinary men with ordinary jobs until 5pm, then we play in gigs, record with other artists or participate in radio programs.
What is the history of your band and who are the members of the band now?
The members of Analogy are: Benji López on the bass; Maury "Chino" Lozano on guitars; Daniel "Moro" Jiménez on rhythm guitars; Alex Cordero on drums, and Edu Franco on guitars and lead vocals.
The guy answering this interview is Edu. As to where our story begins;
Me and Benji started playing together back on 2003 when we were on high school.
We started as a garage band playing covers from Maiden to Metallica and the like, we were kids back then, living on the eastern city of San Miguel, a place with hot sunny weather, the most beautiful beaches of all the Americas 20 minutes away and great food.
In 2004 we graduated from high school and moved to San Salvador. This is a beautiful city, with a lot of commerce, tall buildings and the worst car traffic in the world. We split up for almost 3 years and by that time, Analogy was only a good memory.
I started playing with other bands, and during that time I met a lot of people from the local scene, had the privilege of opening for bands like Stratovarius and Helloween;
We toured Central America and it was great. I remember that on the Stratovarius gig on 2006, I was with Benji and Pablo (our first guitar player), we started talking about a lot of things and ended up getting nostalgic with all the crap we went through and how cool it was.
We decided to start playing again as Analogy, but instead of playing the old kids stuff we played, we wanted to be a 3 progressive power metal band, heavily influenced by bands like Angra, Stratovarius, Symphony X, etc.
We tried to get moving on that subject on 2007, we got our first lineup ready to play;
Edgard "Colocho" Velásquez on vocals, me and Pablo Chávez on guitars, Benji on the bass and Richard García on drums.
As you can see, years passed and we were just trying to get ourselves together, we recorded several demos which are still out there on YouTube;
we changed our lineup until what we have today.
As students and youngsters, we weren't able to pay for a plan to go pro with the band; we had to go to college, some had to work and so on. We begun to play as a full act on 2010, and all of our ideas started to come to life by that time. There were so many things going on, we were finishing college, playing a lot of gigs, we opened for Sonata Arctica and were releasing more demos to get more audience.
Finally by mid 2011 we started recording our first album. In 2012 we had it finished and by that time we got some offers from record labels, none to our satisfaction, so we delayed the release until 2013 to be independent.
We didn't want to promote it outside of our country, and that's why until today we are promoting it to the international music market.
Just a few days we opened for LT Rhapsody and Primal Fear, and are playing a bunch of gigs over here and in Central America.
We are already writing our new stuff and plant to take 1 full year to finish recording our album.
Our world domination plan starts now.
What is metal music to Analogy?
We play progressive metal. To Analogy metal music is the only thing that makes sense; we interpret it as the expression of what we think and feel and the only way to share our philosophy with the world.
How many recordings do you have?
We recorded 3 demos on the early days, Starlit Skies, Tears of the Moon (it sucked), Petrified. Then we released, on 2012 our EP entitled "Moonfire", then we released "The Circle of Life" We recorded with a pop producer from San Salvador, it was his first time recording metal, then we mastered with Jochem Jacobs at Split Second Sound Studios in Amsterdam NL.
What you can expect from our music is to be of a modest production quality, but full of feelings, strength, attitude, unique ideas and blazing guitar work.
What inspired you in the first place to pick up instruments and to make metal music?
For me, it was because of my older brother. He got the first guitar home, it was a crappy acoustic made by one of the city jail prisoners. That started a fire that up to this day hasn't extinguished and never will. It was really hard to find the right people, and not good musicians, but the right people to work with. The audience here is good, but I think that people treat you with enough respect.
What can metal people do to support your music?
What metal people can do is listen to our material and buy it.
If you are reading this, go to our Bandcamp page and you can get our stuff from there!
Do you plan to tour or to play shows in 2016 and 2017?
4 Yes, we plan to play, there are a lot of different things as projects right now that I can't really tell you something because nothing is definitive now.
More importantly we are creating our 2nd album, so it will be a very busy year for us.
What is your level of success in Analogy? Are you able to be professional musicians and make money?
There are no millions in metal, at least not for us bands born in the 21st century. Either way it's possible to live from that in our countries. I think that with Analogy we will one day drop our jobs and start doing this every day, right now we are very recognized but are not famous, I think that we content ourselves with a good audience, a lot of touring and being able to pay our bills doing that.
What type of lyrics is important to your band? In the news there are reports of violence, gangs and murder in El Salvador. What is your opinion and how does it all affect your band?
Our music is entirely introspective, we try to tell stories and not focus on certain topics, we can talk about anything we want as long as the music goes with it or makes sense. About the violence, yes, we live in the most violent and dangerous country in the world according to the news, but we are more of the good guys over here!
It affects our scene because it scares international artists that would like to play metal here, they think that metal heads are gangsters and can get killed if they set foot here.
I think violence is the product of all the bad policies, corruption in all levels and what is left of the cold war that brought us a civil war between a rebel guerilla and the government more than 20 years ago.
All the death, destruction, and disintegrated families and scarred people left in its sake are the melting pot where all this bad people spring out from.
What other Analogy news do you have?
Expect more from us, hopefully one day we will be touring near your city. We are working on a new album that will be heavy, more progressive, a little bit darker, and a lot more fun to listen. Thanks for the interview, we hope to hear from you soon!
www.analogyofficial.bandcamp.com www.facebook.com/Analogyofficial THE END
Houston,TX - 8.2.16 The Fellowship of the Strings tour , had finally arrived. HOLY GRAIL/ EXMORTUS/ SPELLCASTER.
Headed straight to the show after work. 8:55pm and Spellcaster is on stage doing sound check.
Spellcaster hails from Portland, Oregon. We missed Mastema local band formely known as Legion. They had a name change?
Spellcaster is good to go 9:05p Rudyard's is actually keeping their time slots fairly close for a change.
Their sets begins with a prerecorded intro & a blast of smoke rises. They have a smoke machine!? the crowd approves. It's a first for a Rudyards show that we seen there. The smoke alarms go crazy but it doesn't matter, you can't hear them. Spellcaster is on stage and they demand your attention with those soaring vocals, twin shredding guitars and catchy hooks.
Spellcaster songs on this video... I Live Again, Ghost of My Memory, Betrayal 8.2.16 live at Rudyard's. These guys were great!
Tyler Loney (vocals), Cory Boyd (guitars), Bryce R. VanHoosen (guitars), Gabe Franco (bass), and Colin Vranizan (drums),
Exmortus is a band from California. They are next on stage, we missed them earlier this year. Glad we get a second chance to catch 'em live. 'Ride Forth' their latest albums is well reviewed by metal heads and Fuglymaniacs agrees. Get it!
Jadran "Conan" Gonzalez - VOCALS/ GUITAR
David Rivera - GUITAR
Mario Moreno - DRUMS
Michael Cosio - BASS
These guys are definitely a blue collar band. They have to Houston three times this year and singer Jadran "Conan" Gonzalez says they will be back before the year end. Exmortus latest release 'Ride Forth' has cemented their print in the metal scene. Metal Heads will expect great things from them from now on. The bar has been set high and these guys are ready to deliver.....
When asked if they are working on the album he says they have ideas as to what to do next...also asked if they had made it overseas yet? he said some offer have been extended to them but nothing great yet.
Exmortus surprised the crowd when they did a guitar 69 shredding solo one leans over each mid section took over his guitar and continued playing. Their precision is impressive. Last time we witness this kind of shredding, class was in session with Scale The Summit.
Holy grail was headlining this show. This band is from California.
Luna has described Holy Grail as "a modern band with a new twist of old-school metal with death metal riffs, modern breakdowns, and power-metal singing". Critics have described the band as playing traditional or retro heavy metal with thrash influences.
lucky for you we have love footage and you can see for yourself. All we know is that these guys rock!!
James Paul Luna – vocals (since 2008)
Eli Santana – guitar (since 2008)
Alex Lee – guitar (since 2011)
Blake Mount – bass (2008-2010, since 2010)
Tyler Meahl – drums (since 2008)
2016 has been a challenging year around here. Everytime we make it to a show like this it makes it all worthwhile. This show was perfect for us.
1.) Rudyard's cover was $11
2.) Show started at 8:30 pm even thought we missed the local band Mastema hey, it's Tuesday and we have lives too imagine that.
3.) They were all done a little past midnight...
Bands like these keep heavy metal alive and well. Road warriors earning it the hard way. We bought some merch, just trying to help out with their gas for the next show. Keep it up guys. Had a great time!!
Fuglyspin by MMB reports:Iron Maiden holds press conference and issues apology for guitarist Dave Murray’s blatant un-British behavior onstage
Iron Maiden bassist Steve Harris, otherwise known as “Skippy” or “Scooter” to his close friends, began the press conference with a declaration on behalf of the band.
“First of all, let me start, by stating, quite clearly, that we in Iron Maiden as a band condemn in an unequivocal manner our guitarist Dave “Blue Monkey” Murray’s behavior at last night’s concert in London.
We all, Dave included, regret his lack of control and his total disregard for British ways. Certainly, it was the type of conduct unbecoming a gentleman. I assure you all that it will not happen again.”
The incident, by all accounts from those present, is as follows.
WARNING: All readers with a weak stomach will want to reach for a bag, or even a hanky here, since what you are about to read will indeed test your capacity for resisting your gag reflexes.
The singer Bruce “Pancake” Dickinson—who is also an author, fencer, aviation executive, mechanical engineer, quantum physicist, astronaut, perfume salesman, babysitter, kangaroo trainer, World War I veteran, cheeky monkey, hot dog eating champion and a ninja—had just done a brilliant crowd-pumping session of “Scream for me London, scream for me!!”
And it was this very point that the outburst happened.
While Steve was aiming and pointing his bass back and forth to the crowd, and guitarist Janick “Extra Man” Gers was prancing around like an elk, Dave Murray was smiling and playing his guitar like he usually does, when, all of a sudden, his nose started to itch, but instead of being an example of British discipline and waiting until the itching passed, Dave scratched his nose in public. It was only for a brief second and he did turn away from the crowd in an attempt to hide it, but Dave apparently does not know that the band has 3700 recording cameras for the stage, including 11 cameras just for guitarist Adrian “Tea Time It’s Party Time” Smith’s bandana, and the cameras caught it all.
Understandably, the Iron Maiden audience, not used to such shameful acts from Dave, was so shocked and literally tens of thousands of outraged British people did a very loud, “Oh!” and gasped in such a shocking, and visible way that it caught the rest of the band by surprise and the band stopped in the middle of the song.
That very night London newspapers posted headlines like:
“Iron Maiden offends every British citizen ever, dead or alive”
“Do Brits Have to Stand for Such Unethical Conduct?”
“Why does Iron Maiden Hate Britain So Much?”
“How Long Will Londoners Stand By and Do Nothing?”
“What Will It Take for English People to Speak Out?”
“The End of England”
As I write this, the British government has called an emergency meeting at Olympic Stadium, in which all British citizens will congregate. It will be a session in which all British citizens—all 62 million (actually, all 62, 273, 509 to be exact)—will be attending.
Upon hearing the news, Judas Priest singer Rob “Papa Bear” Halford asked, “Do I have to attend, too? I mean, bloody hell, I live in the middle of the desert in Arizona!”
Unfortunately for Mr. Halford, no one has answered his question because all British citizens are currently busy, travelling to the Olympic Stadium in London and do not have the time to answer his question.
This reporter was able to get ahold of Mr. Halford and confirmed that, yes, he must attend, so Mr. Halford is currently packing his bags and waiting for the taxi to arrive so that he can go the airport and catch a plane in that godforsaken desert place that is Arizona.
This reporter’s last words to Mr. Halford were, “Godspeed to you, sir!!”
The rest of the world—including
and Intipucá, El Salvador—nervously awaits the final verdict on this Iron Maiden case of public indecency.
7.23.2016 Saturday night we got an invite from the guys in Cassette Tape band.
They were throwing a big going away party for Cam Rowe (bass). He is leaving the band and moving to Florida to do his masters degree.
Cam Rowe PH.D sounds good to us.
This will be his last show with the band.
Audic Empire is in from Austin,TX to help with the festivities. Audic Empire has been around since 2010 first started out as an idea between Ronnie Bowen(v,g) and James Tobias(v,b) Now with a full lineup:
Ronnie Bowen - vocals/Piano/Guitar/Melodica/Songwriter
James Tobias - Bass/Vocals/Songwriter
Jess Leonard - Drums/Percussion
Travis Brown - Lead Guitar
Carver Ripley - Organ/Synth/Keys/Production
Collin Gee - Rapper
They have taken Austin by storm and you can see why. These guys rock. It's that simple. enjoy!
Their axman Travis has flair for blues/rock. He just doesn't realize it yet maybe. Blues might be he's calling?...
We known Cassette Tape for a few years now and we love these guys. Lately, with the exodus of Louis, Noe and now Cam only Matt and David (IV) remain from our favorite line-up. They will take a break to regroup and see about finding replacements. As for Cam he is excited about the opportunity to finish his degree.
As their 13th caller we will request a reunion at some point. They have been warned. We hope to make it a memorable event!
Good luck Cam and No! we haven't forgotten about our favorite artist Sam. Together they make a power couple, the sky is the limit...knock 'em dead in Florida. See ya'l soon...
Saturday 19, 2016 We headed to Satellite bar in the east side.
Mugen Hoso was in town!!
From Japan, this duo is a live band to see.
We have seen hundreds if not thousands of live bands by now. Certain bands we try catch everytime they are in town. Saxon, Overkill & Mugen Hoso just to name a few. Still had the old shirt from their last visit and still fits..nice! New shirt needed plus this guys need all the help they can get.
Flying under the radar Mugen Hoso is a band only Fuglymaniacs can deliver. We hope you enjoy the footage as much as we enjoy the show. Mugen Hoso ROCKS!
Anialator was bringing that old school thrash and Birth AD was backing them up at the White Swan. Also, Serpent Attack and HRA. We were looking forward to this show. Even thou we don't like the sound system in this hellhole know as the White Swan.
As it turns out Anialator cancelled due to singer's voice issues. We did not know however, that Birth AD has dropped out also. We didn't get that memo. Serpent Attack was now last band playing.
Serpent Attack is a new band to us. -Serpent Attack first surfaced the planet in 2010 with founding lead guitarist/vocalist Abel Molano. A few rough recordings and ass kickings later and here we are now! Isreal Pena on Bass, Ryan Solis on guitar, and Nick Bockleman on the drums. We are recording our first full length album so be on the look out all of you Serpent Heads! - Facebook bio.
April 15th - Serpent Attack opens for Grim Reaper and Helstar - $20 Concert Pub North
We never seen them live. Are these guys any good? We know HRA will melt your face with their brutality and vicious attack. This town loves HRA....
Can Serpent Attack close the deal?
Spoke with Abel (singer/guitar) He said we are getting our stuff together so we can record some of our tunes. 'we got most of our stuff set up ....' Stick around and see what you think. Abel is a big Grim Reaper/Helstar/Crimson Glory fan.
We got a like a little background so now let see....
Serpent Attack is here and we liked what we saw. If you can sound good at the White Swan, you can sound better elsewhere. We'll see if their ep can deliver....
Saturday February 6, 2016 Eado's had a 71st Birthday celebration of Bob Marley. We saw the line up, all local bands. This is right up our alley. Local music played by a talented musicians.
As it turns out the place had a great turned out. It was a free event in the middle of a busy bar/club strip of downtown. Jodan Tydings singer/song writer started it all. The crowd was not interested and the chatter was loud. Maybe next time Jordan ...
In this corner we have The Champs - A band that has been around town for a while as per bio... IDIGINIS a Houston based Roots Reggae Band that started playing in 2008. From the beginning IDIGINIS has stayed true to the traditions of the Roots Reggae genre. The music along with the uplifting lyrics makes for a great band.
IDIGINIS style of reggae music is a mix of roots, rock , rhythm and blues, soul and dub. IDIGINIS has shared the stage with a wide variety of super stars which includes: Steel Pulse, Yellow Man, Ms. Chaka Khan, The Original Wailers, Sugar Minott, Freddie McGregor, Third World, Elephant Man, Ky-Mani Marley, Dub Trio, Groundation,Frankie Paul...The full length Cd entitled " Suspended Animation "is out now and available on CD Baby iTunes and Amazon. This band knows a thing or two on how to get a crowd going. We caught them doing a brand new song.
Members: Currently: Aauzraam Levi - Vocals/Guitar. Dizzy Bootz - Bass. Terence Martinez - Saxophone. Nevelle O'Brady- Drums. Michael Phillips - Trumpet.. JOMO - Hand Drum
The Challenger - Dem - is a roots reggae, rocksteady sextet based in Galveston, TX. Interested in the anthropological process of music, Dem embraced reggae upon its formation with influences such as The Gladiators, Desmond Dekker, The Meters, Orchestra Baobab, and Cultura Profetica to name a few. Freshmen to the Houston/Bay Area/Galveston, Dem have been performing since September 2014
As you can see this band hasn't been around a long time. Dem carries a big stick and they are not afraid to use it. Louis Morales is the man with the plan and the vision to do it. In Louis we trust all other pay cash!!
Members: Nathan Rouse - Lead Guitar/Vocals Daniel Waterson - Bass Jonathan Kanick - Drums/Vocals Adam Carman - Percussion Sangone Diagne - Keys Louis Morales - Rhythm Guitar/Vocals
This the first show of 2016 with many more to come hopefully.
This was a good show with local talent that proves that this town has plenty to offer but you have to get off that couch and find it....We had a great time!