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A Eulogy for the Scariest Spectacle in Rock

Posted in Music, Observation, Real Men, Slayer with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 4, 2016 by Jarrod Boyle

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“I had moved past the casual carnage that was so prevalent in the books I’d conceived in my twenties, past the severed heads and the soup made of blood and the woman vaginally penetrated with her own rib.

“Exploring that kind of violence had been “interesting” and “exciting” and it was all “metaphorical” anyway – at least to me at that moment in my life, when I was young and pissed off and had not yet grasped my own mortality, a time when physical pain and real suffering held no meaning for me.”

– Bret Easton Ellis,

Lunar Park. Continue reading

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A Eulogy For the Scariest Spectacle in Rock

Posted in Music, Observation, Real Men, Slayer with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 3, 2016 by Jarrod Boyle

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“…The scariest spectacle in rock is Slayer, the Rolling Stones of the new American metal.”

– Los Angeles Times, 1991

Every real band has done a classic album tour. While limited to North America, Slayer did a series of dates playing their seminal thrash album, Reign in Blood, in its entirety. The performance reached its climax when the stage and musicians were immersed in a torrential downpour of blood. Continue reading

Vale Lemmy Kilmister

Posted in Music, Obituary, Real Men with tags , on December 29, 2015 by Jarrod Boyle

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Lemmy Kilmister, bass player and vocalist for Motorhead, has died aged seventy. We’d like to believe it is the cumulative result of too much of a good time.

See ya later, Lemmy, and thanks for the racket.

Alex Perekrest and Red Giant – 4

Posted in Music, Real Men with tags , , , , , , , , on November 7, 2015 by Jarrod Boyle

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You posted a very interesting article about Jason Everman, a former guitar player for both Nirvana and Soundgarden who, after his tenure concluded with both those bands, joined the special-forces and served in a number of theatres of war. He described war as being a ‘theatre of schooling for the heart.’ What do you think about that? Continue reading

Alex Perekrest and Red Giant – 3

Posted in Music, Real Men with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 2, 2015 by Jarrod Boyle

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How did you end up on Small Stone? Did signing with them change things for you? Continue reading

Alex Perekrest and Red Giant – 2

Posted in Journalism, Music, Real Men with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 25, 2015 by Jarrod Boyle

a1674294140_10Fuck dude, that’s intense! The mother of your children stabbed you?

Yeppers… crazy days. And all of Cleveland knew it. Continue reading

Alex Perekrest and Red Giant – 1

Posted in Journalism, Music, Real Men with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 16, 2015 by Jarrod Boyle

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This article, published in four parts, is the product of an unlikely friendship that only Facebook could facilitate. Continue reading

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