Official video for the Charlie Bonnet III single “Waiting On Time,” taken from the “Sinner With A Song” EP.

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LA GUNS “The Missing Peace”: the MK ULTRA REVIEW



LA Guns has brought Rock & Roll back to a place that we’ve all been waiting for. “The Missing Peace” hearkens back to the days of pure rock with attitude and courage, while creating a much needed NEW sound. The mix on every song is solid and vibrant. Phil Lewis’ vocals are rock solid, driving the galloping guitars with conviction. The group vocals envelope him on every song, creating a sonic rock avalanche that doesn’t stop from one end of the album to the other.



Tracii Guns hasn’t missed a note on this album. His guitar tone is beyond amazing. It snuggles in between the snare and vox in a way that I haven’t heard in a long time.  



I’m so tired of complacent, politically correct drivel crap rock. This is the rock and roll that we have been missing for decades.

“Its All the same to me” kicks you into full party mode on the first downbeat.



Here is the video for “SPEED” and what can I say? The song fucking rocks. The production is tight and punchy. I don’t know who the engineer is, but I want to buy him a cold beer and a shot …..and if some little asshole tells me his craft beer is better, I’m gonna punch him in his baby maker.


“The Floods Fault of the Rain” is a soulful crooning song that is only going to get better with each listen. The guitar solo in the middle ties the song together so nicely. For some reason this song reminds me of “House of the Rising Son”. It has a similar dark, driving, longing, passion and yearning.

“Drop of Bleach” is so beautifully discordant that it makes me want to grow my hair out and rock the fuck out. The guitars during the chorus hack at you like the shower scene in PSYCHO. It works so beautifully. 


“Kill It or Die” is my new fight song. Holy shit, this song makes me feel confident and strong. “I feel like I’m 8 feet. I’ve got the power of a wrecking ball. You’ll never take me down alive.”. What else needs to be said.


The whole album is solid crafted Hollywood Rock and Fucking Roll. SPEED is the most anthemic and driving. “The Devil Made Me Do IT” would make me spend my entire bank account in one night in a strip club.


“The Missing Piece and Gave It All Way” round out the album and fill the needed ballad tracks. I don’t say that in a way suggesting complacency. They wind down the rock adventure that is “The Missing Peace”. 


I’ve never listened to LA Guns before, but this is a solid ROCK album. I won’t give you a rating on 1-10 or any BS like that. However, after working for a long day, I’d take the bucks that I have and I would buy this. I can’t believe how well written and produced this album is. That’s me….this album RAWKS.

Thom Wellz

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Adoration Destroyed Cleopatra Records Release (CL0309)

I hadn’t heard about Adoration Destroyed until relocating to Austin. I recently decided to pick up the pen again and see what I could come up with. I was looking at new videos and came across a release from what I think is a new band, Adoration Destroyed. I couldn’t find any history on them, other than the singer/founder, Erik, played guitar with 16 Volt. 16 Volt was a favorite of mine from the 90’s in the hay day of industrial music. They have a sound similar to Ministry (Mind is a Terrible Thing era) but with a much different edge vocally. Motor Skill to this day is one of my favorite songs. So this intrigued me in that here is a new band with a different sound and that the creator also tours with 16 Volt. I’m always keen to discover someone new and this my friends is noteworthy.

The lead off track, “Here to Bleed”, sets the foundation for a well-crafted album and artist with what I find to be a new style. I like the vocal styling in that the lead singer Erik’s vocals pull you in and push you back as he moves in and out of the rhythm. This is modern, super late night music that drags you into his mid tempo hypnotic sexual trance. “Last” (and most of the album) follows a similar styling.

The first video release was for “Carnal Dirge”. The video style looks like surveillance video from the 90’s movie “Hardware”, which is one of my personal favorites from the cyborg, post apocalypse VHS era. It’s evident to me that the style was very intentional and in my opinion, well chosen. The song is very sexual in nature in all the right ways. The thick ripping synths, coupled with the tight kick and midrange snare (very welcome new snare sound BTW) underscore the dirge lyrics. This song would be welcome and well received at any dark night dancefloor or in a very stylish adult club. Seeing the performance last Friday, September 1st, 2017 at Elysium (which is an amazing place to catch a show here) in Austin, Texas reinforced that this band is serious and is only getting started.
I’ll skip forward to the end of the performance. Erik was accompanied by the ever beautiful DJ MiseryMachine dancing with friends and Barbie de Facto singing on a cover of ‘Til Tuesday’s “Voices Carry”. It had the AD dirge electro styling that makes you want to dance until dawn. Barbie de Facto complimented the song like Sunday brunch champagne on the beach at St. Nazaire, France. Beautiful and sensual wouldn’t be adequate descriptors. Overall, it was a treat for the senses.

( I would post pictures of the performance but haven’t asked for authorization to do so and respect the artists right to privacy).

The music production style on the album is really thick, but has a wide spread from a spectrum standpoint. It grinds out the low end with synths and kick drum, with a prominent, but not over bearing mid range and smooth but sufficient high end. The vocal style is complimentary and different, but needed as it ebbs and flows with the instrumentation. Erik’s voice settles in the groove and the mix and further compliments it with his stage and video presence.

I latched on to this as is moves away from the recent main stream of electronic rock, goth, synth pop, and EBM/EDM. It has hints of pop, goth, death rock, industrial and shoegazer. I’m looking forward to see what else Adoration Destroyed has to offer. Ritual Damage offers an interesting and new perspective on dark POP dance floor music and should absolutely be on your local DJ’s playlist. I briefly ran into Erik and his friends after the show and I do have to say they are exceptionally charming and wonderful people.

Thom Wellz
I spent my fair share of time in Europe, the West Coast and the Mid West working in the exciting world of agricultural equipment manufacturing (tractors, sorters, plows…yay). I took several years’ hiatus focusing on my career rather than art and music as I had done in my younger years. I do the odd interview or review here and there. I wound up in Austin, Tx a year ago and have just kept a low profile watching from the background and seeing what was happening before writing anything. I had run into this crazy guy from Chicago, Alex Zander, at a Guns and “adult show” in Vegas on a stopover from Australia. He’s bat shit crazy but knows quite a few people in the music world. He told me about his magazine that he used to have and about his website. I was interested, so hopefully, here I am.

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Adult Empire Shares the Most Blood-Curdling ‘Horror Movie’ Screams of Porn’s Top Stars

(Pittsburgh, PA / October 18, 2017) — Award-winning online adult retailer and entertainment site Adult Empire (AE) has compiled a howlingly funny new YouTube video, “Porn Stars Reveal Their Best Horror Movie Scream”, starring porn’s hottest ‘ghouls’ of Halloween.


In the clip, Brett Rossi, Cherie DeVille, Kimmy Granger, Keisha Grey, Romi Rain, Kendra Sunderland and Lexi Belle shriek, wail and scream with abandon, impressing AE staffers with the most impressive oral skills they’ve seen outside of a porn set.

“The horror movie close-up high-pitched scream is a quintessential part of pop culture, said Adult Empire’s Director of Marketing, Megan Wozniak.” And who better to ask than adult performers – who know a thing or two about screaming – for their version of an old Hollywood classic?”

The stars, who often expose risqué tidbits about their private lives in AE’s “Porn Stars Reveal” series, decided to get into the spooky spirit and ‘audition’, and the results are guaranteed to delight their biggest fans.

In its 19th year, Adult Entertainment is a top provider of online adult entertainment, with a library of over 100,000 DVDs and 200,000 scenes available for instant streaming, as well as an informative entertainment blog with up-to-the-minute adult industry news and interviews.

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Gotham Is ‘Never Going To See Harley Quinn’


former mk ultra kover girl Jesse Jane as Harley Quinn

Sorry Harley Quinn fans, it looks like the character will not be appearing on Gotham after all. By its very nature as a Batman prequel, the FOX drama has introduced audiences to evolving versions of multiple notable future foes of the Caped Crusader, including The Riddler, The Penguin, Catwoman, Mr. Freeze, and Poison Ivy. Jerome is also likely the future Joker, despite producers’ continuing refusal to confirm that theory as fact. Even Solomon Grundy was confirmed as being present via a reveal late in season 3.


One future villain yet to appear on Gotham is Harley Quinn, Joker’s equally psychotic love interest. This is quite odd, since Gotham star David Mazouz straight up said that the character would make an appearance in the season 3 finale. Alas, season 3 has long-since ended, and not even a cameo appearance by Harley was offered up as part of the episode. This didn’t sit well with many fans, but it didn’t necessarily dull the enthusiasm for her eventually arriving in Gotham.


During tonight’s San Diego Comic-Con 2017 festivities, however, the subject of Harley Quinn joining Gotham’s eclectic cast of characters was once again broached – and producer John Stephens responded with an answer sure to shock and annoy many hardcore devotees of Mr. J’s main squeeze. Here’s what he had to say:
“It was my fault. I had thought I had said and I might have not said it: We’ll see a Harley Quinn-esque character. Because in our mind Barbara was taking on a lot of the ethos and spirit of Harley Quinn, you know, her love of anarchy and violence. All those things that make Harley, Harley in many ways, we were trying to put into Barbara. So I thought that she was becoming a Harley Quinn-esque character. But we’re never going to see Harley Quinn. Sorry about that.”


Well, that’s disappointing. It would appear that all the previous teases – including the aforementioned one by Mazouz – were based on one big misunderstanding, at least based on what Stephens had to say. While many had assumed that Barbara was the most logical candidate to turn into Harley, it seems that she’s already gotten as close to the character as she’s ever likely to get.


Harley Quinn or no Harley Quinn though, Gotham season 4 is still set to kick Bruce Wayne’s transformation into Batman into high gear. He may still seem a bit young for the cape and cowl, but hey, who knows how many more seasons Gotham will get? If the series is gonna go full Batman, it’s likely soon or never.

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Marvel’s The Punisher Premiere Date Revealed in New Trailer

Netflix has revealed a brand-new trailer for Marvel’s The Punisher which finally confirms the series’ secretive premiere date. Marvel’s The Punisher premiere date has been set for Friday, November 17, the same day Warner Bros. Pictures’ Justice League opens in theaters.


After exacting revenge on those responsible for the death of his wife and children, Frank Castle (Jon Bernthal) uncovers a conspiracy that runs far deeper than New York’s criminal underworld. Now known throughout the city as The Punisher, he must discover the truth about injustices that affect more than his family alone.


The series is executive produced by showrunner Steve Lightfoot (Hannibal), Jim Chory (Marvel’s The Defenders) and Jeph Loeb (Marvel’s The Defenders), who also serves as Marvel’s Head of Television. Marvel’s The Punisher is produced by Marvel Television in association with ABC Studios for Netflix.


The cast also features Ebon Moss-Bachrach (Girls, The Lake House), Deborah Ann Woll (Marvel’s Daredevil, True Blood), Ben Barnes (Westworld, The Chronicles of Narnia), Amber Rose Revah (Emerald City, Indian Summers), Michael Nathanson (The Knick, The Wolf of Wall Street), Jaime Ray Newman (Bates Motel), Jason R Moore (A Lonely Place for Dying), Daniel Webber (11.22.63) and Paul Schulze (Nurse Jackie).


Marvel’s The Punisher is part of an overall deal between Marvel Television and Netflix, which has already released the critically-acclaimed seasons of Marvel’s Daredevil, Marvel’s Jessica Jones and Marvel’s Luke Cage, and Marvel’s Iron Fist. All the heroes have also united in the mini-series event Marvel’s The Defenders.


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