September 2014 Album Of The Month: King 810: Memoirs of a Murderer
By Chad Thomas Carsten
I grew up in Flint, Michigan. I remember my father sitting in front of our front door with a shot gun, because people tried breaking in past midnight. I was only 6 years old. It was pretty scary going to middle school with metal detectors, at age 11. Other Kids tried bribing me with cigarettes and pills, to trade for my Pokémon cards. Someone connected with a local gang member, was hired to kill my father, because my father stood up for his father. He believed my Grandfather defended himself and was 100 percent innocent for a murder charge, my Grandfather was arrested for. Guy was dressed in a trench-coat about to pull out something fully loaded and my dad smashed a beer mug over his face. The guy chased my father to a local gas station and my dad locked himself inside the store, till police arrived. I was 12.
Right when we got the hell out of Flint, people broke into the house we moved out of and stole all the copper & metal within. I currently reside in Montana of all places.
Anyways, I don’t give a fuck what people think. This band deserves to be getting all the shine right now. I am happy they survived the slums of Flint and are going on national tours, even doing shows in Europe! They proved it doesn’t matter where you come from, you can be successful anywhere. “Memoirs of a Murderer” is kick ass from to to finish! Real and Raw! This band isn’t fake. Some tracks may even bring tears to the eyes, on the acoustic tip. Great job! Can’t wait to hear more! See ya guys at Knotfest!
Happy April Fools Day! Apri 2014 album of The Month: Chiodos: “Devil”
Artist: Chiodos Album: Devil Genre: Post-hardcore Label: Razor & Tie
By Alternative Press
Chiodos frontman Craig Owens emphatically told AP that in no way was Devil intended to be the “true” follow-up to the band’s benchmark release, 2007’s Bone Palace Ballet. He’s right, because on Devil, Chiodos aren’t settling for anything less than world domination. Producer Dave Bottrill has molded Chiodos’ vision into a cohesive arc of power, finesse, quirks and accessibility in equal measures. Their patented Broadway steampunk signifiers couched in metal (“Sunny Days & Hand Grenades,” “Expensive Conversations In Cheap Motels”) rule, but there are plenty of accessible gestures (“3 AM,” “I Am Everything That’s Normal”) that fall outside the post-hardcore/screamo vistas they helped build. “Duct Tape” is as bombastic as anything AFI have done in recent memory, while “Under Your Halo” is genius FM pop-metal that’s equal parts That ’70s Show and The Black Parade. Watch them make good on their promise.
Second Photo: my friend Squeak on the left, Chad Nicefield of Wilson in the middle and I’m on the right.
FuckFace Unstoppable Tour, Billings MT. Very random show! Local act No Cigar opened the show and played a kick ass cover, of The Rolling Stones “Paint It Black”! That night I didn’t want to see Brandon Novak naked, but it happened.Zach Galifianakis was at the show too and staged dived. Some Australia guy on tour with Bam kept starting the mosh pits. Bam was pretty cool in person and Wilson rocked our faces off, plus their from my home-state Michigan! It was funny when I introduced myself to Nicefield, because we share the same name Chad. My copy of Jack Ass Two Signed by Bam also.
Chad Carsten here! I'm a music addict! Drowning In The Static is the pen name for a spoken world project of mine. I've helped put out Devilz Nite 2012, Heaven's Devilz Love in Russia, and the Monsters compilation w/ THEFNSPOT.com.
Currently doing A&R for an upcoming compilation titled Prophets.
ProphetsRise.com for more info.
I've did interviews with
Insane Poetry, Dead Celebrity Status, Mr. Hyde of Psychological Records, Stir Crazy, Boy Hits Car, & Mastamind of Natas, to name a few. I also got the chance to collaborate with Intrinzik & Daniel Jordan Of Reel Life Productions, for the Hip-Hop anthem "Message to the Mainstream".
I listen to a large variety: Sigh, 7 Seconds, Encephalon, Chemlab, Goldie, Question Mark and The Mysterians, and even Esham. I'm mostly mellow, but I have my crazy random side at times.
Akira, Batman and Spiderman are my favorites.I love to party, attend concerts, play 8-bit video games, collect vinyl, write out short stories, study Psychology and read Anne Rice. I'm obsessed with Pizza and Green tea. Oh and Cuddling is the best!
The music addict inside of me started when I was three years old. I got my first Compact Cassette tape deck radio on Christmas morning 91 with a cassette tape of children songs. It had down by the bay on it. And I replayed that tape over and over until eventually the radio ate the tape. My obsession with music was born!
April 28, 2005 In between Futurama
Dear Adult Swim,
You should date my mother!
There's just no good way to respond to that. -[adult swim]