Terry Stevens' Point

  • METAL NEWS: New Megadeth Album and new Mega-Dave record label

    Posted by Terry Stevens

    So, Megadeth issued a press release today:


    MEGADETH ANNOUNCE U.K. TOUR AND NEW STUDIO ALBUM FOR JUNE 2013!

    Tuesday, February 12, 2013 –Metal heavyweights Megadeth have today announced that they will be touring the U.K. in June of this year. They will play headline shows in Newcastle, Glasgow, Manchester and London. Megadeth tickets go onsaleat 9 a.m. on Friday, February 15, and are available from www.livenation.co.uk or www.ticketmaster.co.uk. Megadeth fan club tickets presale begins Wednesday, February 13 @ 9 a.m. local at http://cyberarmy.megadeth.com.

    For a heavy metal band that’s been around for nearly three decades, selling more than 38 million albums worldwide, earning numerous accolades including 11 Grammy® nominations, scoring five consecutive platinum albums—including 1992’s two-million-selling Countdown to Extinction—Megadeth’s founder, leader and primal guitar-slinger and lyricist Dave Mustaine feels the best is yet to come, especially after signing an exclusive worldwide deal with Universal Music Enterprises(UMe).

    Currently working in their studio in San Diego on their 14th studio album titled Super Collider, Mustaine, along with bassist Dave Ellefson, drummer Shawn Drover and guitarist Chris Broderick, are looking forward to its release in June 2013.

    Megadeth’s Super Collider is the first release through Mustaine’s new label, Tradecraft, through UMe.

    “It was a real thrill for us to learn there was an opportunity to join Universal,” said Mustaine during a break in the sessions. “It seems like every time you see a great band or music video, it comes from the Universal label. Being with Universal is by far the most exciting and prestigious home for Megadeth ever! We are electrified with what the future holds and the possibilities such a powerhouse like Universal will bring for us all. We have worked with some great people over the years, and it is amazing to see so many of them on the Universal team for our new record, Super Collider. If Megadeth being here isn’t satiating enough, having Tradecraft as my own label is going to be really amazing for metal bands around the world.”

    With a new found energy with the band, Mustaine is raring to go, preparing for his latest tour, marking the 20th anniversary of their best-selling Countdown to Extinction album. Mustaine added, “Shawn, Chris and David have all been feverishly contributing some great music and I believe we are doing our best work ever together in the studio right now!”

    “Megadeth is not just one of the most successful metal bands, but one of the most influential rock bands of the past 30 years,” said UMe President/CEO Bruce Resnikoff in making the announcement. “They continue to be a huge draw on the road with their longtime fans as well as continually adding new fans. I look forward to working together with them.”

    Mustaine formed Megadeth in Los Angeles in 1983, and with a string of five consecutive platinum and multi-platinum albums Megadeth became one of the biggest bands of the mid-’80s and ’90s, boasting such arena anthems as “Symphony of Destruction”, “Peace Sells... But Who’s Buying”, “Holy Wars”, and “Sweating Bullets”, along with the top singles in 1997/98 off Cryptic Writings, “Trust”, (No. 1 track) “Almost Honest”, “Use The Man” and “A Secret Place”.

    With the recent acquisition of EMI, UMe now brings together Megadeth’s classic, 14-year, seven-album Capitol catalog, which includes one multi-platinum release (‘92’s Countdown to Extinction), four platinum records (‘86’s Peace Sells... But Who’s Buying?; ‘88’s So Far, So Good... So What?; ‘90’s Rust in Peace; ‘94’sYouthanasia), and one gold (‘97’sCryptic Writings). In all, the band has scored five U.S. Top 10 albums (including 2007’s United Abominations and 2009’s Endgame) and two Top 5 releases, with 2011’s TH1RT3EN debuting at No.1 on the Billboard Hard Rock Albums chart.

    www.megadeth.com


    While Mega-Dave has left me scratching my head over the years with his transformation in to a fundamentalist Christian who believes that President Obama is a "sekrit Kenyan Muzlim ter-rist", I'm always happy to hear about new Megadeth.

    Also, Countdown to Extinction is 20 years old this year?

    Damn, I'm getting old.

    Be Metal,

    ~ST

  • Advice for local bands and musicians

    Posted by Terry Stevens

    SCARY TERRY LOGO

    ROCK NATION LOGO

    I know that there are more than a few aspiring musicians who listen to the Nightmare and Rock 94.7.

    I've also recieved a more than a few recordings from indie and local bands that are of...uh...less than optimal quality.

    I found some wonderful advice for musicians on Metal Sucks earlier.

    Watch it.  Try not to get butthurt.  Also, NSFW language:

    Karl Sanders of Nile and Barney from Napalm Death also have some very sage advice for musicians in their 13 Questions Interviews.  Worth the listen for musicians..

    Be Metal,

    ~ST

  • NEW SIX FEET UNDER!!!!!

    Posted by Terry Stevens

    SCARY TERRY LOGO

    Six Feet Under dropped a new song today.

    It's coming off of their future release Unborn, a companion album to last year's Undead.

    When we had Chris on for 13 Questions last year, he made no indication that Undead would have a spiritual sequel.

    Then again, given the fact that Chris has been known to enjoy teh herbs from time to time, he may have plum forgot.

    Anyhow, he'll be on the Nightmare again in the next few days.  We'll pick his brain about the new album then.

    Be Metal,

    ~ST

  • Scary Terry VS. The Grammys 2013

    Posted by Terry Stevens

    "GRANDMOTHERS" BY JESSE WAGSTAFF

    Note to Graphics Dept.  Har-dee-har, smartasses.

     

    The 2013 Grammy Awards went down last night.

    As tempted as I am to blog about the winner of the "Best Pan Flute Recording by Aborinigal Amputees" category, I'm afraid I only have time to blog about the Metal category.

    Oh, I'm sorry.  Make that Metal/Hard Rock category.  Because, you know, they're like interchangable.

    PHOTO BY THOM C

    Just ask Jethro Tull who beat out Metallica for Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance in 1989.

    This year's Award wasn't even presented on the actual show.  At least that's what I heard.  I was busy watching The Walking Dead followed by some stuff that was taking up space on my DVR.

    "But Terry, how are you going to rip the Grammys when you couldn't be arsed to watch the show?"

    For one thing, this:

    PHOTO BY THOM C

    Again, Jethro Tull who BEAT Metallica for Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance in 1989.

    Also, when I saw the list of this year's nominees, I knew who was going to win:

    • Anthrax - "I'm Alive"
    • Halestorm - "Love Bites (So Do I)"
    • Iron Maiden - "Blood Brothers"
    • Lamb of God - "Ghost Walking"
    • Marilyn Manson - "No Reflection"
    • Megadeth - "Whose Life (Is It Anyways)?"

    Out of all of those bands, Halestorm was the safest bet.  They're also the least metal, making them a shoe-in for the category.

    Don't get me wrong.  Lzzy and the rest of team Halestorm are talented musicians and make a strong case for winning a Hard Rock Grammy.

    Also...

    HALESTORM
    Dat azz...

    However, I would appreciate it if the Grammys would just drop the word "metal" from the category if metal artists aren't going to be taken seriously for the honor.

    Last year, the monkeyfarming Foo Fighters won it.  Again, love the Foos.  Dave Grohl is metal as hell as a person.  They certainly had the best Hard Rock song when they won.  The best metal song came from another group.

    This year, Lamb of God clearly wrote the metal song to beat (although strong cases could be made for the other noms, LoG is the sound of modern metal right now).

    In closing...

    GRAMMYS Y U NO

    Be Metal,

    \m/ ST \m/

  • METAL KOMBAT 2/8/13 - Deftones VS In Flames

    Posted by Terry Stevens

    Mortal Kombat models by Yellowblad67.  Stone Wall by teo romera.  Used under Creative Commons License.

    Welcome to Rock 94.7's METAL KOMBAT!  Here's how it works:

    1)  Each weeknight at 6pm, "Scary" Terry Stevens will play 2 songs.

    2)  Then, you'll have until Midnight to text METAL1 or METAL2 to 39327 to vote for your favorite song.  You can also vote online in the widget at the bottom of this post.

    3)  The song with the most votes moves on to the next night.

    4)  The loser experiences the dreaded FATALITY!

    5)  If a song wins 5 nights in a row, it moves on to the METAL KOMBAT Vallhalla Fame!

    On our most recent METAL KOMBAT, Deftone's "Tempest" took on Black Veil Brides "In The End"!

    And the winner is...

    Deftones - "Tempest"


    A NEW CHALLENGER ENTER THE ARENA

    In Flames - "Ropes"

    Text METAL1 for Deftones or METAL2 for In Flames to 39327!

    You can also vote here:

    While you only get to vote once, you are absolutely encouraged to get your friends to vote!  Support your favorite band!

    Be Metal,

    ST

  • This might be the best fighting game EVER!

    Posted by Terry Stevens

    The team behind the upcoming fighting game, Injustice: Gods Among Us featuring DC Comics characters beating the snot out of each other, has started releasing trailers for the game tournament style!

    I sense epic hand cramps in my future...

    Be Cool,

    ~TS

  • METAL KOMBAT 2/7/13 - Deftones VS Black Veil Brides!

    Posted by Terry Stevens

    Mortal Kombat models by Yellowblad67.  Stone Wall by teo romera.  Used under Creative Commons License.

    Welcome to Rock 94.7's METAL KOMBAT!  Here's how it works:

    1)  Each weeknight at 6pm, "Scary" Terry Stevens will play 2 songs.

    2)  Then, you'll have until Midnight to text METAL1 or METAL2 to 39327 to vote for your favorite song.  You can also vote online in the widget at the bottom of this post.

    3)  The song with the most votes moves on to the next night.

    4)  The loser experiences the dreaded FATALITY!

    5)  If a song wins 5 nights in a row, it moves on to the METAL KOMBAT Vallhalla Fame!

    On our most recent METAL KOMBAT, Deftone's "Tempest" took on Killswitch Engage's "In Due Time"!

    And the winner is...

    Deftones - "Tempest"


    A NEW CHALLENGER ENTER THE ARENA

    Black Veil Brides - "In The End"

    Text METAL1 for Deftones or METAL2 for Black Veil Brides to 39327!

    You can also vote here:

     

     While you only get to vote once, you are absolutely encouraged to get your friends to vote!  Support your favorite band!

    We'll reveal the winner tomorrow night at 6pm!

     

    Be Metal,

    ST

  • METAL KOMBAT 2/6/13 - Dope VS Dope Round FINAL RESULT! Plus, Deftones VS Killswitch Engage!

    Posted by Terry Stevens

    Mortal Kombat models by Yellowblad67.  Stone Wall by teo romera.  Used under Creative Commons License.

    Welcome to Rock 94.7's METAL KOMBAT!  Here's how it works:

    1)  Each weeknight at 6pm, "Scary" Terry Stevens will play 2 songs.

    2)  Then, you'll have until Midnight to text METAL1 or METAL2 to 39327 to vote for your favorite song.  You can also vote online in the widget at the bottom of this post.

    3)  The song with the most votes moves on to the next night.

    4)  The loser experiences the dreaded FATALITY!

    5)  If a song wins 5 nights in a row, it moves on to the METAL KOMBAT Vallhalla Fame!

    On our most recent METAL KOMBAT, Dope's "Die MF Die" took on "Spin Me Round"!

    And the winner is...

    Dope - "Die MF Die"


     

    Dope's "Die MF Die" wins the Dope VS Dope METAL KOMBAT showdown! 

    DOPE BRACKET final



     

    Remember, you can get tickets to see Dope at the Fillmor in Downtown Wausau on 3/1/2013 RIGHT HERE!  Hopefully, they'll play "Die MF Die" that night, otherwise...you know...riots and stuff.

    TWO NEW CHALLENGERS ENTER THE ARENA

    Deftones - "Tempest"

    VERSUS

    Killswitch Engage - "In Due Time"

    Text METAL1 for Deftones or METAL2 for Killswitch Engage to 39327!

    You can also vote here:

     While you only get to vote once, you are absolutely encouraged to get your friends to vote!  Support your favorite band!

    We'll reveal the winner tomorrow night at 6pm!

     

    Be Metal,

    ST

  • METAL KOMBAT 2/5/13 - Dope VS Dope Round FINALE!!

    Posted by Terry Stevens

    Mortal Kombat models by Yellowblad67.  Stone Wall by teo romera.  Used under Creative Commons License.

    Welcome to Rock 94.7's METAL KOMBAT!  Here's how it works:

    1)  Each weeknight at 6pm, "Scary" Terry Stevens will play 2 songs.

    2)  Then, you'll have until Midnight to text METAL1 or METAL2 to 39327 to vote for your favorite song.  You can also vote online in the widget at the bottom of this post.

    3)  The song with the most votes moves on to the next night.

    4)  The loser experiences the dreaded FATALITY!

    5)  If a song wins 5 nights in a row, it moves on to the METAL KOMBAT Vallhalla Fame!

    On our most recent METAL KOMBAT, Dope's "Die MF Die" took on "Bitch"!

    And the winner is...

    Dope - "Die MF Die"


     

    Dope's "Die MF Die" moves on to the finals! 

    It all ends tonight!

    DOPE BRACKET 7



     

    Tonight, Dope's "Die MF Die" takes on "Spin Me Round:!

    Text METAL1 for "Die MF Die" or METAL2 for "Spion Me Round" to 39327!

    You can also vote here:

     

    While you only get to vote once, you are absolutely encouraged to get your friends to vote!  Support your favorite band!

    We'll reveal the winner tomorrow night at 6pm!

    And remember, you can get tickets to see Dope at the Fillmor in Downtown Wausau RIGHT HERE!

    Be Cool,

    ST

  • METAL KOMBAT 2/1/13 - Dope VS Dope Round 6!

    Posted by Terry Stevens

    Mortal Kombat models by Yellowblad67.  Stone Wall by teo romera.  Used under Creative Commons License.

    Welcome to Rock 94.7's METAL KOMBAT!  Here's how it works:

    1)  Each weeknight at 6pm, "Scary" Terry Stevens will play 2 songs.

    2)  Then, you'll have until Midnight to text METAL1 or METAL2 to 39327 to vote for your favorite song.  You can also vote online in the widget at the bottom of this post.

    3)  The song with the most votes moves on to the next night.

    4)  The loser experiences the dreaded FATALITY!

    5)  If a song wins 5 nights in a row, it moves on to the METAL KOMBAT Vallhalla Fame!

    On our most recent METAL KOMBAT, Dope's "Addiction" took on their cover of Dead or Alive's "Spin Me Round"!

    And the winner is...

    Dope - "Spin Me Round"


     

    Dope's cover of "Spin Me Round" moves on to the finals! 

    The Dope VS Dope song showdown continues!  Let's take a look at the bracket:

    DOPE BRACKET 6



     

    Tonight, Dope's "Bitch" takes on "Die MF Die"!

    Text METAL1 for "Bitch" or METAL2 for "Die MF Die" to 39327!

    You can also vote here:

     

    While you only get to vote once, you are absolutely encouraged to get your friends to vote!  Support your favorite band!

    We'll reveal the winner tomorrow night at 6pm!

    And remember, you can get tickets to see Dope at the Fillmor in Downtown Wausau RIGHT HERE!

    Be Cool,

    ST

  • METAL KOMBAT 1/31/13 - Dope VS Dope Round 5!

    Posted by Terry Stevens

    Mortal Kombat models by Yellowblad67.  Stone Wall by teo romera.  Used under Creative Commons License.

    Welcome to Rock 94.7's METAL KOMBAT!  Here's how it works:

    1)  Each weeknight at 6pm, "Scary" Terry Stevens will play 2 songs.

    2)  Then, you'll have until Midnight to text METAL1 or METAL2 to 39327 to vote for your favorite song.  You can also vote online in the widget at the bottom of this post.

    3)  The song with the most votes moves on to the next night.

    4)  The loser experiences the dreaded FATALITY!

    5)  If a song wins 5 nights in a row, it moves on to the METAL KOMBAT Vallhalla Fame!

    On our most recent METAL KOMBAT, Dope's "Die MF Die" took on their cover of Billy Idol's "Rebel Yell"!

    And the winner is...

     

    Dope - "Die MF Die"

    Dope's "Die MF Die" moves on to the next round! 

    The Dope VS Dope song showdown continues!  Let's take a look at the bracket:

    DOPE BRACKET 5



     

    Tonight, Dope's "Addiction" takes on their cover of Dead or Alive's "Spin Me Round"!

    Text METAL1 for "Addiction" or METAL2 for "Spin Me Round" to 39327!

    You can also vote here:

     While you only get to vote once, you are absolutely encouraged to get your friends to vote!  Support your favorite band!

    We'll reveal the winner tomorrow night at 6pm!

    And remember, you can get tickets to see Dope at the Fillmor in Downtown Wausau RIGHT HERE!

    Be Cool,

    ST

  • Play Minecraft with a metal band

    Posted by Terry Stevens

    It took me all of one demo on X-Box live to determine that Minecraft was something I should avoid playing if I want to actually, you know, go to work and earn money.

    Shiat's addictive yo.

    According to Kotaku, you can play this epic time sink of a game with Lich King tonight.

    Here's a song from the band.

    They'll probably stop making music or doing anything else productive now that they're on teh craftz.

    Nice knowing you.

    Be Metal,

    ~ST