5/24/2016

Conquer Divide Premiere new Music Video/Single on Revolver Magazine

I just watched the new video, "What's Left Behind" from all female metalcore group Conquer Divide from their self-titled, debut album released by Artery Recordings. And, I gotta say I love the song and video! The track is emotional, catchy, and driving and the video is powerful. It made it's premiere today at Revolver Magazine's website (the link to the video is below)

From the Artery Recordings Press Release:


Conquer Divide

Conquer Divide
Artery Recordings
16 June 2015

  Conquer Divide release new single "What's left Inside" on Artery Recordings, premiering the new music video on Revolver Magazine here. Based in the United States and England, Conquer Divide (For Fans of Asking Alexandra, Flyleaf, Pvris) have made a name for themselves with their catchy hooks, and their ability to quickly embarrass guys who don't think girls can play.

The six-member all female band (consisting of Kiarely Castillo, Janel Duarte, Kristen Woutersz, Isabel “Izzy” Johnson, Tamara Tadic and Ashley Colby) has managed to capture the attention and gain the respect from their ever growing fan base and critics alike. Over the past three years, the band have toured with Alesana, Slaves, Iwrestledabearonce, Upon A Burning Body with multiple featured showcases at SXSW.


In their recently released self-titled album, Conquer Divide was pushed to their limits and thought outside the box as they worked with gold record producer/engineer Joey Sturgis (Asking Alexandria, Blessthefall, Of Mice & Men). As a result of a stellar album and allot of hardwork, Their debut album “Conquer Divide” ranked #13 on Billboard’s HeatSeeker charts.

To date, the band have released videos for “At War” and “Nightmare” acquiring a million plus views, along side single "Sink Your Teeth Into This" featuring Denis Stoff of Asking Alexandria which garnished praise from critics and skeptics alike.

Conquer Divide is set to hit the air waves with a very personal single “What’s Left Inside.” Kristen describe the song to be “cathartic,” and hopes to motivate fans to turn a negative situation into something positive.

Conquer Divide is excited to release their new single/music video and ready to prove they can hang with the best of them. Be sure to keep your eye on Conquer Divide as they are primed and ready to take the music industry by storm.
And, keep your eyes here, as my review of this album will be up soon!

5/19/2016

The One:12 Collective - Punisher

All pics courtesy of Mezco Toyz.

 
One of the toys that I saw at this year's Toy Fair that I want to own most badly has to be Mezo Toyz badass 12" Punisher figure. It is an amazing figure of my all time comic-book hero. The features and detail look fucking incredible. With his increased popularity thanks the amazing second season of Netflix/ Marvel's Daredevil, this action figure promises to be hot as hell!  I swear if I don't make it part of my collection, I may lose what little sanity I have left! Read on for more info on it:

From the Mezco Toyz press release:

When veteran war hero Frank Castle's family is slain in front of him during a mob related shootout he vows vengeance becoming the Punisher.

waging a one man war on crime the Punisher utilizes his vast military skills to brutally serve justice to those he deems deserving. an expert in hand to hand and weapon based combat he is an unstoppable force.
Meticulously developed to capture the intensity of the character and outfitted on a newly designed One:12 Collective body, the figure has impressive details. The final product creates a "real world" look reflecting the characters severity .
The One:12 Collective Punisher features:
-1:12 scaled, accurate real fabric uniform with Death's head insignia
-Hyper-realistic portraits
-Super articulated body with over 32 points of articulation
-Intricately detailed weapons
 
Included with this figure:
-Standard head
- Alternate head 1
- Alternate head2
- Fists (L&R)
- Holding hands (L&R)
- Grappling hands (L&R)
- Posing hand (L)
- Karate strike hand (R)
- Armored skull load bearing vest with belt and knife sheath
- Combat knife
- 9mm automatic pistol with extra clip
- Machine gun with extra clip
- Grenade launcher with six grenades
- Submachine gun with extra clip
- Display base with posing post
  
Packaged in a deluxe, fifth panel window box with a character specific slipcover. Designed for collector convenience, the packaging allows for both maximum protection as well as ease of removal for display.
 
 
The Punisher joins the Collective in November/ December and is available for pre-order at
http://www.mezcotoyz.com/one-12-collective-punisher

MILE HIGH MEDIA RELEASES ‘A MOTHER’S SECRET’ FROM NICA NOELLE

All pics courtesy of Mile High Media and Sweetheart Video:
Nica Noelle returns to direct her first film for Sweetheart Video in four years! It looks hot as hell and has a beautiful and sexy cast. Read on to learn more:

From the Mile High Media press release:

Starring Elexis Monroe, ‘A Mother’s Secret’ Is Nica Noelle’s 1st Film for All-Girl Studio Sweetheart Video Since 2012

 
 
 
 

 

MONTREAL, Quebec (May 18, 2016) – “A Mother’s Secret” is now available on DVD from Mile High Media. Written and directed by Nica Noelle, it is her first movie for all-girl erotica studio Sweetheart Video since 2012. “A Mother’s Secret” stars Elexis Monroe, Kasey Warner, Ingrid Mouth, and Jelena Jensen.


Nica Noelle, who currently directs for Mile High Media studios Icon Male and TransSensual, helped create Sweetheart Video in 2008.



“This film is so special to me because not only is it my first Sweetheart film in four years, but Elexis Monroe stars in it,” says Noelle. “She's always been an inspiration to me as a director because her artistry as a sex performer is second to none. It was wonderful to capture her magic on film again.”



In “A Mother’s Secret,” Elexis Monroe plays a newly-divorced mother struggling to forge a new life after her daughter (Kasey Warner) goes away to college. When the slender blonde teen comes home for winter break, she brings a new friend with her – mysterious brunette Sevilla (Ingrid Mouth). As Mom's suspicions about her daughter's relationship with Sevilla grow, the lonely older woman fights her own disturbing attraction to the sexy, young student.



“Ingrid is so compelling,” adds Noelle. “She just oozes sexuality, and that voice of hers - you melt into a puddle. But even though she has a very strong presence, there's an underlying vulnerability, and that contrast is part of what makes her so intriguing. I wrote the role of Sevilla especially for her.



“Kasey was the heart of the production - she kept us all laughing on the late nights we worked. She's beautiful, whip smart, has a fantastic attitude, and her sex scenes were perfect. I can't wait to work with her again, and to just be around her and her amazing energy.”



“A Mother’s Love” also features Max Sargent and Tommy Regan in non-sex cameos. To view the trailer, visit https://milehighmovies.wordpress.com/2016/04/27/director-nica-noelle-returns-to-sweetheart-video-first-look/.



“To be able to shoot a girl/girl feature in New England was so gratifying -- having this backdrop of late autumn imagery,” explains Noelle. “I had never considered how weather and different seasons could enhance the overall feeling of a film. Now I can't wait to shoot a summer romance… and spring and winter ones too.”



Sweetheart Video’s goal is to create original, innovative girl / girl erotica for the discerning viewer. Sweetheart films are storyline-driven, carefully cast, and always containing real sexual encounters between women who truly want to be together.



Mile High Media hosts membership sites for its acclaimed studios.  SweetheartVideo.com provides consumers with all the passionate girl / girl scenes Sweetheart Video is known for, direct on their computer.



Fans of Sweetheart Video can now find information about their favorite studio at www.Twitter.com/SweetheartVids and https://www.facebook.com/pages/SweetHeartVideo/281107658619389.


 



About Mile High Media:
Mile High Media has been a pillar of the adult industry for over 25 years.  The Canadian managed company began as a Canadian licensee for American adult movies, ensuring it distributed only the highest quality content.  Understanding the diverse and ever changing needs of its consumer base, Mile High determined the best way to provide a wide array of superior entertainment was to produce its own.  In 2003, Mile High launched Doghouse Digital, the first of its acclaimed lines catering to specific niches.  Growing market trends and demand led Mile High to create Sweetheart Video (lesbian line), Sweet Sinner (couple line), Reality Junkies (reality gonzo line), Male Reality (gay reality gonzo line), Icon Male (Gay romance line) and recently launched TransSensual (TS erotica line).  With over 2500 titles, Mile High’s studios yield some of the most viewed adult movies in the world, available on all platforms, including broadcast, IPTV, VOD and mobile applications.  Mile High is committed to evolve alongside consumers tastes, reflecting new developments in technology and entertainment.  This philosophy led AEBN to name Mile High the 2012 Studio of the Year and most recently the receipt of FSC 2016 Production Company of the Year award.  For more information, visit www.MileHighOnline.com, www.Facebook.com/MileHighMedia or www.Twitter.com/MileHighMovies.

You can also watch the movie here: http://www.adultdvdempire.com/1791935/mothers-secret-a-porn-videos.html?qs=Mother&partner_id=42272314

5/12/2016

Keith Buckley and Scott Ian Book Reading at St. Vitus, Brooklyn, NY 5/11/16

Last night, May 11, 2016, I got to attend a Keith Buckley and Scott Ian book reading at Saint Vitus, as press. I had a great time, as both of them are cool as fucking hell!

Keith is the front-man of Every Time I Die and The Damned Things (a super-band that Scott is also in) and was the first to read. He read from his novel Scale: A Novel. It was quite entertaining and sounds like it is a very cool book about a musician. He did admit, later on, that parts of the book are inspired by real life, not surprisingly.

Then it was Scott's turn to come and do a little bit of reading/ talking of his own. The last time I saw the legendary rhythm guitarist of one of The Big Four of thrash metal, Anthrax, was at a book reading tour of his autobiography I'm the Man back in 2014. He said that he had done so many of these book readings and this was gonna be shorter, so he opted for something a little different. So, first he told some condensed stories.


But, he also gave a sneak peak into his next book with a little more added extra. This led to some great stuff involving Al Jougensen of Ministry, Trent Reznor of Nine Inch Nails, and Steven Spielberg! The later involves a great moment where the Ministry front-man told Spielberg that he thought he and his band were gonna be in a movie called AI, Anal Intrusion, not Artificial Intelligence as it was actually known. I would tell you more, but hey, you had to be there. Still, I figured I would share that much, cause it somehow mixes metal, porn, and Spielberg, and just felt perfect for this site!
They, of course, did a Q&A afterwards. The event actually ran over time. But, who is gonna complain with two legends as awesome as these two?! It was a fun, funny, and informative night, capped off by me finally buying the book and getting it signed, along with my copy of The Big 4 blu-ray (which had already been signed by fellow Anthrax member Frank Bello at NYCC some years back). Anyway, I can't wait to start reading Scott's book.
 

5/11/2016

Sick Puppies Live at Gramercy Theater, NYC 5/09/16

On May 3, 2016 there was a Sick Puppies concert at Gramercy Theater in NYC, that I attended. I had won tickets via a contest ran on the Instagram of Do The Pit. The last time I saw Sick Puppies was back in 2014 on The Hottest Chicks of Hard Rock tour. Since then, though, their former signer Shim Moore is gone. The new signer's name is Bryan Scott. How is he? Well, I am happy to say that he is amazing and more than fills up the big shoes that Moore left behind! Anyway, more on them later.

Let's kick things off with the first band, I saw last night: Hudson. They are a hard rock act from LA and played a good set. Their music is very bluesy and has some good hooks. All, of the band members are extremely talented. This was my first time hearing them, and I quite enjoyed them.
 
 
Up next was Stitched Up Heart. I was super excited to see them again. The last I saw them was last year for a One-Eyed Doll show. Like last time, they played such a kick ass set! They opened up with the hard rocking single "Finally Free" and then preceded to play more songs off of their upcoming album Never Alone. They closed off with their latest single, from that album, "Monster". The band have such an exciting presence onstage that combined with their music really gets an audience pumped. Signer Mixi is not only gorgeous but an awesome, awesome front-woman. 
 
 
 
 
By the way, it was the guitarist, Merritt's (left) birthday!

After they played, they told their fans to meet them by their merch booth. Though, I had met them before, I wanted to stop by and say hi. Mixi is quite honestly one of the sweetest girls anywhere. She is incredibly friendly and down-to-earth. It's awesome the way she treats and talks to her fans. She really cares about them and makes them feel loved. Also, awesome is that she gives a portion of proceeds to help kittens. I decided to get a download of their upcoming album. You should too, and show support for this amazing band. They deserve so much success! Go here to get it: http://www.pledgemusic.com/projects/stitchedupheart 

Then came Red Sun Rising, and they were fucking awesome!! I had never heard of them before, but holy fuck did these guys ever rock!!! They play some really fucking good and driving music. I kept thinking to myself, "Goddamn! These guys are so fuckin good!" They definitely got themselves a new fan in me!



 
 
 
And, finally it was time for some motherfucking Sick Puppies!!! They opened their most excellent set with "War". From they played some great tunes from all their albums, including "Riptide", "Odd One", and "Gunfight". They, of course, played tracks off of their upcoming release, Fury. These included songs like "Stick To Your Guns" and "Let Me Live". And, let me tell, the new songs fuckin rock!! 

They are so fucking amazing live, so full of energy, vigor, and charisma! As I said earlier, Bryan is a great front-man. He has awesome voice and did a great job at signing the classic and new tracks. I am really pumped for this release! My fears are long fucking gone. The absolutely beautiful Emma Anzai remains a true goddess. She is an incredible bass player and rocks so fucking hard! I love how bangs her head like a maniac onsatge!

After the show, the band graciously met their fans. This was a perfect ending to a great and truly fun rock show. All the acts that I caught were awesome. And, Sick Puppies are truly one of the best live bands around!