Home News Reel Big Fish & Bowling For Soup Tour – News Ska-punk and pop-punk worlds collide on the Reel Big Fish and Bowling For Soup co-headline tour. With openers Nerf Herder (6/19–6/29) and MEST (7/21–8/3). Streams The Brian Jonestown Massacre – Revelation – Music Stream The music industry illuminati declared The Brian Jonestown Massacre – and their supposed mad genius frontman Anton Newcombe – to be rock’s great saviors. Games Spyro Reignited Trilogy – Review Spyro Reignited Trilogy does a beautiful job of bringing these games to modern consoles. Metal/Hardcore Noisem – Cease to Exist – Review With this album, the band has sharpened their sound to a razor point and it strikes with precision and efficiency. Indie/Alternative The Breeders – All Nerve – Review Kim and Kelley Deal make difficult music. This is tough sledding at first – like much good and great music – but it’s interesting and at times, very good. Stoner/Hard Rock Monster Magnet – Mindfucker – Review They’ve gone from tripped-out, psychedelic fare like Spine of God and Dopes to Infinity to a more straightforward rock ‘n’ roll sound on Mindfucker, their 11th album. Punk/Power Pop Comeback Kid – Outsider – Review Comeback Kid manages to outdo their previous work yet again. Goth/Industrial Komrads – Resistor – Review Resistor is all over the place, but somehow it all works. A fascinating debut. Compilations Metal Massacre 14 – Review 34 years and 13 volumes later, Metal Massacre 14 compiles a new wave of artists all sharing a true metal mindset. Strictly old-school denim and leather stuff. Movies/DVDs The Damned – Don’t You Wish That We Were Dead – Review Of all the late ’70s punk godfathers, The Damned always seemed to be the ones to use the nascent punk sound for its purest purpose: To make great music. Websites Metalsucks – Review Your metal IQ will go up after a few weeks of regular usage. For every post about reunion tour plans, there will be 10 posts about bands you’ve never heard of. Books/Zines For The Sake of Heaviness: The History of Metal Blade Records – Review Seeing the Metal Blade name associated with a band is as good as a guarantee that it’s the real deal, and this book shows what it took to make that a reality. Columns/Fiction Culture Shock – Column It’s easy to slip into arrogant mockery when surrounded by the unfamiliar, particularly when as wide-eyed and bushy-tailed as Japanese Culture. Interviews Death Angel – Killing Season – Interview An interview with guitarist/backup vocalist Rob Cavestany Products Punk Rock Throbbleheads – Review Aggronautix has all your faves like G.G. Allen, The Meatmen’s Tesco Vee, Wendy O’ Williams, Descendents’ Milo, Andrew W. K., and Circle Jerks’ Keith Morris.