The mkultrasound Podcast returns this Sunday with an all new show!

We have new music from Nadjia “SPY VS SPY” with guest backing vocalist our own Angela Denk. Special guest Too Dark Mark Williams, Emily Sifrit, hopefully Nick Huffman featuring a tribute to Norm MacDonald and music from Hookers and Blow, LA GUNS, Guns n Roses, Alice Cooper and Ace Frehley.

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L.A. Guns – “Cannonball” – Official Music Video

Long running hard rockers L.A. Guns have announced the release of their new studio album, “Checkered Past” on November 12, 2021.

Written and recorded during late 2020 and early 2021, “Checkered Past” sees Tracii Guns, Phil Lewis, and company continuing with the darker lyrical tone of the preceding studio albums, “The Devil You Know” and “The Missing Peace”, while incorporating their classic rock influences into the mix. Heavier songs are mixed with bluesier, boogie inducing tracks and dark, introspective ballads, often harkening back to the first three albums the band made, but also pushing the band forward. When fans absorb the album as a whole, they’ll see that the tracklisting is divided up into ‘sets’ or ‘suites’, where a sonic style is explored across multiple songs before moving on to the next, making for a remarkable listening experience.

Feeling inspired and excited like they did when they first started out, but with many years of wisdom and experience under their belts, and most importantly, a renewed and stronger creative and personal relationship, Guns and Lewis are maintaining a creative peak that started with “The Missing Peace”. “Checkered Past” shows a band invigorated and ready to bash you over the head, as well as “wow” you with some epic, slower songs, and even make you dance a bit to some rock ‘n roll.

Since their self-titled debut in 1988 to the widely praised comeback albums “The Missing Peace” and “The Devil You Know”, L.A. GUNS, led by Tracii Guns and Phil Lewis have always delivered solid rock ‘n roll to their fans. This current incarnation of the band has been touring non-stop, with a notable break coinciding with all other touring bands, and the cohesiveness of the unit, not to mention Phil’s stunning and unique vocals and Guns’ mind-bending guitar playing, are on full display here. A must hear and listen for all fans of the band, both new and old.

L.A. Guns never looked like the pretty poster boys that so many of their peers did, but more the band that you would be terrified to bump into in an alley as they would likely be carrying switchblades and ready for a fight. But despite having many songs to back up that image, the band could also write powerful ballads (see the smash hit, “The Ballad Of Jayne” for Exhibit A of this argument) that showed there were some serious songwriting chops in the band. Those chops are on full display on the band’s two most recent studio albums and the upcoming new album, “Checkered Past,” arguably one of the most vital and exciting releases in the band’s catalog.

Tracklist:
1.Cannonball
2.Bad Luck Charm
3.Living Right Now
4.Get Along
5.If It’s Over Now
6.Better Than You
7.Knock Me Down
8.Dog
9.Let You Down
10.That Ain’t Why
11.Physical Itch

LINE-UP:
Phil Lewis – vocals
Tracii Guns – guitar
Ace Von Johnson – guitar
Johnny Martin – bass
Scot Coogan – drums

https://www.lagunsmusic.com

From the album CHECKERED PAST

Video by NLIGHT PRODUCTIONS
Produced and directed by Enzo Mazzeo
Cinematography: Alex Owens
Still Photography: Enzo Mazzeo
Production Assistant: Giancarlo Floridia
Editing & Post Production: Andrea Falaschi

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Combichrist launch new single ‘Compliance’, check out the video

Combichrist have revealed a new single and music video for the track “Compliance”. This is their second new single since 2019’s “One Fire” album. The first single “Not my enemy” was released earlier this year.

In other news, Elliott Berlin has rejoined the band as a recording and touring member. In addition, the first official solo album will be released under the name LaPlegua – containing some songs that were originally destined for a third Panzer AG album. The first single, “I Will Heal” was released online in February 2021, with the post-punk/goth rock album originally planned for a Summer release. New material from Icon Of Coil is also in the works, as is a new project of viking techno which will come out under the name HDLGIR.

Combichrist have revealed a new single and music video for the track “Compliance”. This is their second new single since 2019’s “One Fire” album. The first single “Not my enemy” was released earlier this year.

In other news, Elliott Berlin has rejoined the band as a recording and touring member. In addition, the first official solo album will be released under the name LaPlegua – containing some songs that were originally destined for a third Panzer AG album. The first single, “I Will Heal” was released online in February 2021, with the post-punk/goth rock album originally planned for a Summer release. New material from Icon Of Coil is also in the works, as is a new project of viking techno which will come out under the name HDLGIR.

Combichrist was formed in 2003 by the Norwegian vocalist Andy LaPlegua, who also founded the bands Icon of Coil, Panzer AG, Scandinavian Cock and Scandy. Combichrist is now based in Englewood, Tennessee and consists of mostly LaPlegua in the studio, with a changing lineup of live performing members.

You can watch the new Combichrist video below.

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THE DOORS: ‘Live At The Bowl ’68 Special Edition’ Coming To Movie Theaters In November

Trafalgar Releasing has announced that on November 4, in celebration of 50 years of THE DOORS‘ legendary album “L.A. Woman”“The Doors: Live At The Bowl ’68 Special Edition” will transform movie theaters worldwide into concert venues giving fans the closest experience to being there live alongside Jim MorrisonJohn DensmoreRobby Krieger and Ray Manzarek. In addition to viewing the full concert film, this special event includes extras filmed exclusively for the big screen: a brand-new musical performance of Densmore and Krieger with special guests, plus a conversation with DensmoreKrieger and the band’s manager, Jeff Jampol.

On July 5, 1968, THE DOORS lit up the storied stage of the Hollywood Bowl with a legendary performance that is widely considered to be the band’s finest captured on film. Performing on the back of their third album release, “Waiting For The Sun”, and the U.S. No. 1 single “Hello, I Love You”, the quartet had been honing their live performances over the previous two years and were in absolute peak form.

This theatrical “Special Edition” release creates an in-cinema experience for fans like no other. The film has been remastered in stunning Dolby ATMOS (where available) and 5.1 surround sound by Bruce Botnick, the original engineer and mixer for THE DOORS, who recorded the live performance at the Hollywood Bowl in 1968 and co-produced “L.A. Woman”“The Doors: Live At The Bowl ’68 Special Edition” features the concert in its entirety, including “Hello, I Love You”“The WASP (Texas Radio And The Big Beat)”“Light My Fire”“The End” and more. Krieger stated: “The magic that has been done to enhance the picture and sound quality of this show will make everyone feel as though they have a front-row seat at the Hollywood Bowl.”

“We are thrilled to bring fans of THE DOORS together in cinemas worldwide to share in a much-needed concert experience,” said Kymberli Frueh, SVP of programming and content acquisitions at Trafalgar Releasing. “The 50-year celebration of ‘L.A. Woman’ was a perfect opportunity to capture a brand-new performance with current band members, reminisce on that era, and share memories from the legendary concert.”

The event will be screened in cinemas around the world for one night only on November 4, 2021. Public tickets are on sale beginning on September 21 at TheDoorsFilm.com where fans can find the most up-to-date information regarding participating theaters and sign up for event alerts.

Rhino will also celebrate THE DOORS this fall with the release of “L.A. Woman (50th Anniversary Deluxe Edition)” on December 3. The 3-CD/1-LP set expands the band’s legendary sixth and last studio album with more than two hours of newly remixed audio, taken from the original multitrack session tapes, by “L.A. Woman” album producer and engineer Bruce Botnick.

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BESS – ‘No Cover’ (post-punk/trip hop/ industrial)

Bess is a US-based artist that fuses industrial, post-punk, trip-hop, and alternative rock with experimental pop.  No Cover is her latest release just published today.

Bess (of Whitecauldron)’s entire performance, writing, artistic and professional resume would be too long to navigate here in this bio, for it starts with restaurant, retail, human services, earning her B.A. in English and Theater, a sales career, then turns to nonprofit arts and education, self-employment, fitness, dance, health & well-being. Currently, her main pursuits are in poetry and writing, songwriting, dance, mixing and mastering original music using LOGIC PRO X, producing artistic, original music & self-help videos, and collaborating with other artists. She is an advocate for women, people of color, the disabled, and otherwise disadvantaged persons. Her self-help/exploration project “12:12 Zen with Bess of Whitecauldron” is the brainchild of AirKill Media which came about from the amalgamation of two Ohio artists, Toothpinch & Bess (of Whitecauldron). Later, these acts formed White Cauldron band and then, AirKill Media.

https://not2bmesdw.bandcamp.comhttps://www.facebook.com/lindarbess

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Unreleased 2005 song by Scum with Mortiis on vocals out now

Here’s a Mortiis curiosum… Out now is the previously unreleased Scum song “Speaking In Tongues” with Mortiis on vocals. This release happens in collaboration with Samoth, Faust, Happy Tom, and the others that were part of the Casey Chaos-driven project Scum, back in 2005. The song was for various reasons, never included on the final album version, and remained sort of lost and forgotten, until recently.

You get the unreleased rough mix track from “Gospels for the Sick” from the 2005 session which was recorded at the Crystal Canyon Studios in Oslo. The recording was engineered by the late Marius Bodin Larsen.

Listen to the song at the link below:

https://downloadmusic.mortiis.com/track/speaking-in-tongues?from=embed

Scum is a Norwegian hardcore punk/black metal band formed in 2002. All members are Norwegian except for the American vocalist Casey Chaos. Their album, “Gospels for the Sick”, was recorded in one single session in 2004, and they have only had a few live performances. The band had guest appearances from several artists, one of which was Mortiis who cowrote and performed on the song “Speaking in Tongues”.

Scum’s band members have played in several other bands. Guitarist Samoth played in the black metal bands like Emperor, Gorgoroth, Satyricon, Zyklon, Thou Shalt Suffer, Arcturus and Zyklon-B, and did sessions for Ildjarn and Burzum. Drummer Faust contributed to the music of Emperor, Aborym, Zyklon, Thorns and several less notable bands like Impostor, Blood Tsunami, Death Fuck, Decomposed Cunt and Stigma Diabolicum. Cosmocrator played for Windir, Zyklon, Source of Tide and Mindgrinder. Vocalist Casey Chaos writes and records everything apart from drums for his band, Amen, and also provides vocals for Damned Damned Damned and Grindhaller XXX. Happy-Tom plays bass guitar for Turbonegro.

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