Friday, February 19, 2010

Droids Attack stream new album on The Obelisk

Listen to Must Destroy here. Good shit...

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Ozzy Osbourne book signing in Tempe

The Prince of Darkness himself, Ozzy Osbourne, will be appearing this Saturday, February 20, at 3 p.m. at Changing Hands in Tempe to sign copies of his new book, "I Am Ozzy." In conjunction with the book signing tour, is sponsoring an essay contest for fans to vie for the title of "Ultimate Ozzy Fan." Five winners will see their essays published online and win a free copy of Ozzy's book. 

Check out Up On The Sun's interview with Ozzy here.

And here's the Ozzman's full book signing itinerary...

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Death metal turns 25 (why do I suddenly feel old?)

Could there possibly be a better day to launch my new blog, Tempe Carnivore, than on the 25th anniversary of death metal?

Okay, so the title of this inaugural post might be a little deceptive, since the "official" origin of death metal is still a topic of debate. Some have argued that death metal actually began in the early '80s, when Venom was pushing the boundaries of music (and good taste) with albums like Welcome to Hell and At War With Satan. Others would insist that "true" death metal didn't really come into being until the late '80s, when Florida bands such as Death, Morbid Angel and Obituary rose to prominence. Indeed, Chuck Schuldiner, the late founder of Death, is often referred to as the "father of death metal." But the first band to actually embrace the term was Possessed, who released their debut album, Seven Churches, 25 years ago today.