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Rock In Rio? METAL IN TORONTO!

Definitivamente não dá mais. O Rock In Rio deixou de ser um festival de verdade e passou a ser apenas mais um enlatado pra essa “geração coxinha” do Brasil. E nem estou reclamando da (des)organização, dos problemas de som, dos preços abusivos ou do fato de 99% das atrações passarem muito longe de serem Rock N’ Roll, porque isso é chover no molhado. Ou pior, da pavorosa “homenagem” que essa farsa chamada Ivete Sangallo fez pra uma das maiores bandas da história, o Queen, simplesmente jogando no lixo tudo que existe de bonito em Love of My Life… Juro que se abrirem o caixão do Freddie Mercury, a caveira dele derreteu de tristeza e vomitou sangue depois disso… Vou é tentar comentar apenas sobre os dias que realmente interessavam para mim, os dois dias reservados para o Heavy Metal.

Tudo bem que alguns shows salvaram o Heavy Metal no Rock In Rio, principalmente Slayer, Helloween, Destruction/Krisiun, Rob Zombie, “Zépultura”, e claro os gigantes Iron Maiden e Metallica, mas aí eu pergunto: qual a novidade nisso? O que o Rock In Rio 5 trouxe de inovador pra música pesada no Brasil? Absolutamente nada! Criatividade zero da organização do festival. Pra que Sepultura DUAS vezes, e pra que Metallica e Maiden fechando DE NOVO o festival!? E pra piorar, os melhores shows foram num palco menor, o chamado Palco Sunset, incluíndo aí até o Offspring, enquanto um monte de lixo tocava no palco principal (ou Palco Mundo). Um absurdo.
Por que não separar um dia do Metal para um som mais moderno ou industrial, com ótimas bandas que são gigantes no resto do mundo como Rammstein, Ministry, Fear Factory e Disturbed?

E que tal usar o Palco Sunset para algo mais temático, como bandas com vocais femininos como Arch Enemy, Lacuna Coil, The Agonist e Crucified Barbara? Qual a chance desses shows serem chatos?

Ou shows apenas de bandas originais da Finlândia, um país muito rico e criativo em música pesada, como Turisas, Apocalyptica e Lordi?

E se o Palco Sunset virasse um mini-festival de bandas mais extremas como Cradle of Filth, Dark Funeral, Dimmu Borgir e Skeletonwitch?

Que tal buscar inspiração do outro lado do mundo com o Rock N’ Roll matador do Airbourne (Austrália), o visual do Moi dix Mois (Japão), ou a temática sensacional do Chthonic (Taiwan)? O último video deles, Defenders of Bú-Tik Palace, é uma obra de arte, parece até um filme sobre o 228 Massacre, e o som é extremanente pesado e bem executado. Como pode ninguém nem cogitar essa banda pra tocar no Brasil?
Por que não dedicar o Palco Sunset pra projetos paralelos como o Austrian Death Machine com suas músicas inspiradas em frases famosas do mestre Arnold Schwarzenegger, bandas de “mentira” como o Steel Panther homeangeando o Hard Rock farofa dos anos 80, ou parcerias que todos gostariam de ver como Coal Chamber & Devildriver, as duas do mesmo vocal/líder Dez Fafara, dividindo o palco? O video Clouds Over California é uma aula de Metal e uma inspiração pra mulecada! Vimos o Devildriver ao vivo 3a feira agora, não tem como ficar parado no show!

E onde está o Power/Melodic Metal do festival? Onde estão Primal Fear, Stratovarius, GammaRay? Não seria demais ver ao vivo Rage & Lingua Mortis Orchestra?

Onde está o Punk/Hardcore de Rancid, The Exploited, Misfits, entre outros?

E principalmente onde estão monstros do Metal mundial como Amon Amarth, In Flames, Trivium (que também vimos mandando MUITO aqui 3a feira) e principalmente a maior banda da atualidade no cenário mundial, o Volbeat?
Ninguém da turminha do Seu Medina conhece nada disso? Quantas bandas eu citei em algumas linhas que poderiam tornar o festival algo realmente interessante?

Mas tudo isso seria até esquecido caso não tivessem colocado no Palco Mundo abrindo pra Slayer e Maiden a maior enganação que eu me lembro dos últimos anos, uma bandinha mequetrefe de quermesse chamada Kiara Rocks, com um pseudo-vocalista que o que tem de arrogante tem de desafinado, e que só conseguiu esse “lugar ao sol” na base do maior jabá do Rock mundial. Ou alguém acha que se a Monika Cavalera não fosse a empresária deles, eles estariam tocando no Rock In Rio? Mas esse embuste não vale nem R$2 num buteco na Vila Madalena! Uma banda medíocre, que se escondeu atrás de gente morta, de um ex-vocalista (apesar de eu amar o Iron Maiden e o Killers e dele ser corinthiano roxo, não dá pra levar mais o Paul Di’Anno a sério), e de covers mais batidos que qualquer episódio do Chaves… Essa resenha AQUI é um resumo perfeito sobre essa boy band do Rock nacional. E por favor, alguém coloque o lixo do vocalista num fonoaudiólogo, porque Ace of SPACE ao invés de Ace of SPADES foi de doer o pâncreas até sangrar! Se eu fosse o Helloween ou o Rob Zombie nunca mais voltava a tocar no Brasil por essa falta de respeito com a história das bandas, deixando eles de fora do palco principal pra colocarem essa merda. E não estou reclamando por serem brasileiros não, porque se fosse o Matanza, o Viper, o Krisiun ou o Hibira no palco principal, eu aplaudiria de pé.

E o que dizer do povinho de rádio FM nos shows? Na boa, o público de Metal e Rock no Brasil deixou de ser o mais empolgante faz muito tempo, parece um bando de gente cansada da vida real… Não chega nem perto dos chilenos e argentinos! Pra quem duvida, dá uma olhadinha nisso AQUI, no minuto 47:00 parece que o AC/DC é que está assistindo o público cantar de tão sensacional! E no show do Maiden então, o público PARADO na Seventh Son e The Prisoner? Uma vergonha! Shame on you, Rock In Rio! O show de Toronto em 2012 foi MUITO mais animal, vejam uma pequena amostra AQUI. Até os canadenses estão mais acesos que os brasileiros ultimamente, e sem ficar no Facebook ou Twitter 100% do tempo do show postando fotos de #souapessoamaisfelizdomundo, tá louco! Cada um gosta e ouve o que quiser, não me importo, mas pagar o olho da cara só pra cantar o coro de Fear of the Dark ou Nothing Else Matters é deprimente.
Pra concluir, aqui está uma entrevista do Matt Heafy, vocal/líder do Trivium, falando sobre a situação atual do Heavy Metal no mundo: sera que ele assistiu o Rock In Rio antes dessa entrevista? Concordo com TUDO que ele falou, o cara mandou muito bem, parece até que ele também teve o desprazer de ver a presepada do Kiara Rocks!

Como meu texto não vai mudar nada e o Rock In Rio em 2015 vai ser tão superficial como esse, eu fico por aqui mesmo no Canadá curtindo Volbeat, Trivium, Steel Panther, Devildriver, Chthonic etc. Rock In Rio já era, o negócio é METAL IN TORONTO!

Amanhã tem HELLOWEEN aqui, preciso dizer mais? \m/\m/


EUROTRIP 2013: JEDNO PIWO, PROSZĘ!

Well, I was going to make a post exclusively about Warsaw, but as I haven’t had enough time lately to update this blog properly, I’ll summarize the rest of my trip by talking about Poland on this post, and then Czech Rep and Germany on the next one.

WARSAW

So after 5 years I had another chance to visit the city of Warsaw, and again it was great! What a beautiful and pleasant city… It seems that Poland is getting better and better, and that the problems we can see in any other EU country do not exist in Poland, or at least they are not so visible. And one thing that Poland offers its tourists that you cannot find in almost any other country in Europe is CHEAP and AWESOME food! We ate like a king and a queen there, it was simply amazing, and we spent probably less than half of any meal in Norway or Sweden. A place that I do recommend if you enjoy cheese, cold cuts and beer is a restaurant called BrowArmia: we just loved it, and I had the BEST beer of my entire trip there. They’re a microbrewery, which means instead of having those large-scale commercial beers, they have their own local one, and believe me, it’s amazing, much better than any German beer… But I’ll talk in details about the beers I had on another post…
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This time in Warsaw was a little different from 2008 mainly due to our visit to the National Stadium, which was built for the Euro 2012 and is now the home stadium for Poland’s national soccer team. It’s pretty easy to get there, and their World of Great Football exhibition is definitely worth a visit: lots of cool jerseys, scarves, pictures, trophies etc.

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KRAKOW

Warsaw is great, but Krakow is even better. We spent unforgettable days there, learned a lot about History, had excellent food and had a lot of fun with our Polish “family”. The city centre, called Stare Miasto in Polish (or Old Town), is part of the the UNESCO’s original World Heritage List, and it’s easy to understand why: the architecture is beautiful, there’s culture everywhere there, and the restaurants offer some delicious food for a very good price. Do I need to say that I want to get back there?

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We took two amazing tours in Krakow, each to a completely opposite place: the first to one of the most depressing and sad places on Earth, the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp; and the next day to a very refreshing place, a 700-year old salt mine called Wieliczka.

Before we went to Auschwitz, I think I listened to my favorite song from Slayer (and one of my top songs ever from any band), the neck-breaking Angel Of Death, at least 10 times! It was impossible not to think about this song when I was heading to the concentration camp where around 1.3 million people were killed… A very sad part of our History, that (unfortunately) we must never forget…

“Auschwitz, the meaning of pain
The way that I want you to die
Slow death, immense decay
Showers that cleanse you of your life
Forced in
Like cattle
You run
Stripped of
Your life’s worth
Human mice, for the Angel of Death
Four hundred thousand more to die”

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Then the next day we “refreshed” our minds and souls at the impressive Wieliczka Salt Mine. It’s said that the air inside the mine is excellent for your health, and they even have a health resort/spa inside the mine. Everything there is made of salt, including a huge chapel, many statues, the walls, the floor… We saw some kids literally licking the walls just to confirm everything was pure salt! If you visit Krakow, do not think twice: VISIT THE MINE!

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And finally we had a perfect afternoon/evening/night with all our Polish friends! Guys and girls, you were GREAT! We’re here waiting for all of you in Canada for more fun. We felt like you were part of our family, and you made it feel like home for us in Poland. Dziękuję bardzo!

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We’re almost there… Two more countries to go! And as you all know… Iron Maiden’s gonna get ya, no matter how far!


Slayer Guitarist Jeff Hanneman Dead at 49

By Billboard Staff | May 02, 2013 6:11 PM EDT

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Jeff Hanneman of Slayer performs onstage during The Big 4 held at the Empire Polo Club on April 23, 2011 in Indio, California.

Just over two years after contracting a rare skin tissue disease, Slayer guitarist Jeff Hanneman died on Thursday from liver failure at a hospital near his home in Southern California’s Inland Empire area.

Slayer made the news public on Thursday afternoon, announcing that the band “is devastated” and calling Hanneman, who was 49, their bandmate and brother. Twitter quickly filled with messages from fans and fellow musicians, many of whom were in Los Angeles for the 5th Annual Revolver Golden Gods Awards show at Club Nokia. Disturbed/Device frontman David Draiman was among the very first, posting “RIP TO A TITAN OF METAL,” while drummer Mike Portnoy wrote, “WOW…I’m in shock…RIP Jeff Hanneman.”

Hanneman has been off the road since early 2011, when he contracted necrotizing fasciitis — most likely from a spider bite — a quick-progressing disease that literally eats away at the flesh from deep layers of skin and tissue. Exodus’ Gary Holt stood in for Hanneman starting in February of 2011, while Pat O’Brien joined the band when Holt returned to Exodus during 2011.

It’s not known what role the disease played in Hanneman’s liver failure.

Throughout the ordeal, Hanneman’s bandmates expressed optimism that he would one day return to the group full-time. Bassist-singer Tom Araya told Billboard during last year’s Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival tour that Hanneman was “free of the disease” and was “working on his playing ability…He’s working on strengthening his arm and his ability to play.” He predicted that Slayer would “probably get together and start writing together and start making a new album,” the group’s first since 2009’s “World Painted Blood,” with Hanneman contributing material.

But in February guitarist Kerry King told Australian press that “we don’t know when Jeff’s gonna be able to play guitar. Jeff’s kind of like a wait-and-see thing.”

Born in Oakland, Calif., and a devoted Raiders fan, Hanneman was raised primarily in Long Beach and became fascinated with wars and military campaigns — themes he’d bring to Slayer’s music — via his father, a World War II veteran, and brothers who served in Vietnam. He met King in 1981 and decided to form their own band, mixing heavy metal and punk influences and signing with Metal Blade Records for Slayer’s first two albums, “Show No Mercy” in 1983 and “Hell Awaits” in 1985. The group made an eyebrow-raising move to the hip-hop label Def Jam in 1986 for the covers album “Undisputed Attitude and the classic “Reign in Blood.” Slayer released seven more studio albums and two live albums, as well as a pair of EPs.

Hanneman, an ardent collector of World War II memorabilia, was at the center of the controversy over Slayer’s supposed Nazi sympathies, stemming from the resemblance of the group’s eagle logo to a Third Reich image and the shape of the S in the group’s typography, and from songs such as “Reign in Blood’s” “Angel of Death,” about German doctor Josef Mengele and his horrific “experiments” at the Auschwitz death camp. But Hanneman frequently explained that the song was in no way intended to glorify Mengele. “I know why people misrepresent it,” he told one radio interviewer. “It’s because they get a knee-jerk reaction to it. There’s nothing I put in the lyrics that says necessarily he was a bad man because to me — well, isn’t it obvious? I shouldn’t have to tell you that.”

Hanneman’s songs have been recorded by groups such as Hatebreed, Children of Bodom, Hellsongs, Cradle of Filth and others, and sampled by rapper Styles-P. He’s survived by Kathy, his wife of 16 years, sister Kathy and two brothers, Michael and Larry. Funeral arrangements are pending.

Source: http://www.billboard.com/articles/news/1560534/slayer-guitarist-jeff-hanneman-dead-at-49

Mais um grande nome do Metal que se vai… E pior, de umas das bandas que eu realmente amo, que nunca enjôo de ouvir… Como eu já disse uma vez, não sei pra onde o Jeff vai, mas se ele for pro mesmo lugar que Clive Burr, Dimebag Darrell, Jon Lord, Cliff Burton e Dio, quando chegar minha hora é pra lá que eu vou! Bang my head for all eternity with PURE FUCKIN’ METAL! \m/\m/

Deixo aqui dois momentos sensacionais do Jeff: uma entrevista para a ESP Guitars com o tema “5 THINGS I HATE” (e que eu concordo com ele em quatro itens, tirando a parte de viajar!), e o Slayer com o Jeff no DVD Still Reigning tocando aquela que junto com Raining Blood é a minha porradaria preferida do Heavy Metal em geral, não só do Slayer: ANGEL OF DEATH!

 

 

R.I.P. Jeff Hanneman!

SLAAAAAAYYYYEEEEEERRR!