Saturday, 17 November 2012

Beats: God Seed – I Begin review



God Seed was created by Norwegian black metal legends Gaahl and King Ov Hell when they left Gorgoroth in 2009. Whilst they were with Gorgoroth, they played hundreds of sold out shows culminating in their absolutely fucking massive, legendary performance at Wacken 2008. I am proud to say that I was there and it was absolutely fucking mindblowing. Everything you think of black metal was true. Fire, darkness and pentagrams. Fucking yes.

I’ve always been a massive black metal fan. None of my friends were ever really that into it but I’ve loved it. It’s a genre that has always rattled cages, scared people and even made headline news. It’s just so dark and disgusting.

I’ve been excited about this album for a while but y’know, I really have to be in the right mood for Black Metal. Today, this is the case.

Thursday, 15 November 2012

Booze: Pressurised Criminal

Lately, and I have been committing a terrible crime.

This happens in every new drinking establishment in go in, and and even old favourites.

Tuesday, 13 November 2012

Beats: John Travolta & Olivia Newton-John – This Christmas review



You’ve seen the title so I really don’t think these artists don’t need any introduction, unless of course you’ve been living in a cave for eternity. I do have a lot of readers who certainly look like they’ve been living in a cave for eternity so I better clear things up...

John Travolta & Olivia Newton-John first combined their vocal talents on the biggest movie-musical of all time, Grease and their chart topping single You’re The One That I Want. I have heard this song way too many times because my sisters love it and as much as it isn’t really my kind of music, I completely get why it’s popular. Now, almost 35 years later, they’re reunited on a Christmas album of all things!

Sunday, 11 November 2012

Booze: Shepherd Neame Double Stout

Evening!

I was sent this bottle by Shepherd Neame, along with a bottle of the new India Pale Ale. As I understand, these are massively old recipes that have been decoded from ye olden days. Back in the day, brewers would encrypt their recipes so that other brewers couldn't copy them. It's pretty awesome. If there were old school hackers, they must have been pretty tech.

Anyway, this is a double stout. It's 2am and I'm listening to a lot of power metal. Right now, Manowar - Warriors of the World. Everyone loves power metal.

Beer..

Friday, 9 November 2012

A Friday Lunchtime Musing...

I am sitting here, at my desk and thought that since I don't have any of my writing materials with me, I should write anyway.

You see, I don't have a clue what this is all about. It's just, microsoft word is really fucking me off today. I want to kill myself.

Last night, I had a few pints and went to see Hip-hop legend Lord Finesse. Tonight, I am going to have a few pints and go to see contemporary folk band Bellowhead. Did someone say contrast?

The beers I had last night were:

White Horse War Horse - This was alright.
Tree Brewing Thirsty Beaver Amber Ale - This was quite lovely.
Camden Town Pale Ale - This was fucking awesome as always.
Timmermans Pumpkin Lambicus - This didn't astound nor offend me.
Redchurch Old Ford Export Stout - This was absolutely fucking delicious.
Foster's Lager - This was, well, Foster's lager.

Tonight, however, there is only one beer I really need:

Golden Triangle Black Hops - I'm not sure I've talked about this enough. It's the epitome of what a black IPA/Indian Black Ale/Cascadian Dark Ale should be. It's black and hoppy but not really roasty. It's beautiful.

I have 3.5 hours left until I can get Black Hops.

I have a Burger King Bacon Double Cheeseburger.


I need a cigarette.

Nate


 

Wednesday, 7 November 2012

Booze: Thrash Metal Beer Tasting – Joel From Evile



A few weeks ago, I got an email asking if I wanted guestlist for Evile & Wolf at Open in Norwich. I instantly replied because I knew it would be an awesome gig; then a couple of days later I got confirmation and asked if I want to interview Evile. At first, I said I’m not sure and I’ll get back to the record label but a couple of weeks later I had a brainwave – my blog isn’t just about music, why don’t I see if the band are up for a Norfolk Beer Tasting? I already knew that Joel is quite into his beer so it would be perfect. I got a reply saying it sounds like a great idea. We’re onto a winner!

So, along with my good friend Rob, I took 5 beers from 3 different Norfolk breweries to taste them with Joel Graham, the bassist from Evile.

Evile are a thrash metal band hailing from Huddersfield in Yorkshire, England. They currently have three studio albums, have appeared at many different heavy metal festivals, had headline tours and have supported some pretty big names. In fact, the first time I saw them live was at the UEA in 2008 supporting the almighty Megadeth.

So, the tasting?

Tuesday, 6 November 2012

Booze: Norwich Beer Festival 2012 roundup



Norwich Beer Festival is always good fun and really well organised although sometimes I find that the beer list lacks what I want. Maybe that’s because I’m a beer snob. I don’t fucking know. This year, however, the list fucking rocked.

I thought it would be a good idea to drink (mostly) in thirds because I wouldn’t get so drunk. What a fool I am because I drink the same amount, just more different beers. I went to a few different sessions... I didn't drink all of these in one!

I sadly forgot to take photographs.

Monday, 5 November 2012

Beats: Devin Townsend gig review (Cambridge Junction)



Devin Townsend is a rare kind of man. It really is hard to capture how awesome and magical he is and put it into words, especially once you’ve seen him on stage.

Friday, 2 November 2012

Booze: The Session #69 - Perfect Beer World

The Session is a monthly event for the beer blogging community which was started by Stan Hieronymus at Appellation Beer. On the first Friday of each month, all participating bloggers write about a predetermined topic. Each month a different blog is chosen to host The Session, choose the topic, and post a roundup of all the responses received. For more info on The Session, check out the Brookston Beer Bulletin’s nice archive page.

This months session is hosted by Jorge at Brew Beer and Drink It and he wants to know what we'd like to see change in order to bring us closer to a perfect beer world.

Honestly, I forgot about The Session until I saw someone share their post on twitter. I was meant to post something entirely different and music related today but I guess that'll have to wait because, living in the UK there's certainly a lot to be said.