Tras darse a conocer que una cuestión familiar impedirá a NOFX cumplir con sus compromisos pactados en Latinoamérica, su lugar en la programación de Lollapalooza y Vive Latino será cubierto por The Last Internationale, proyecto de Brad Wilke, quien es a su vez baterista de Rage Against the Machine.
The Last Internationale es completado por Delila Paz y Edgey Pires, a la par de haber lanzado ya su…
Rage Against The Machine - Rage Against The Machine. My recent AP World project on music used as a political weapon inspired me to listen to a lot more RATM and I happened to find this at my record store yesterday. This is their legendary self titled debut, with the famous image of Thích Quảng Đức self-immolating in protest of the Vietnamese government. This really needs no introduction; it’s a near perfect blend of hip hop, funk, and metal, creating one of the very few albums that works in the rap rock style. Tom Morello’s guitar work is both mosh worthy and mind bending when he throws a ton of effects on, Brad Wilk pushes out great metal, funk, and hip hop grooves on his drumkit, and Tim Commerford creates some NASTY grooves through his home-made distorted bass that is, in my opinion, the best sounding bass on record. None of this would really be that important if it wasn’t for lead MC Zack De La Rocha. Zack’s lyrics are amazing, and easily some of the most biting and aggressive politically charged words ever recorded. Whether it be recounting a riot, white supremacy, government conspiracy, or just spitting in the face of “freedom,” he is always on point, and his teeth gnashing vocal delivery only emphasizes that. Amazing record, and great presentation on vinyl with a nice reverse board sleeve and a printed inner sleeve with lyrics and band photos (plus a close up of the Petrol can that Thích Quảng Đức used as fuel to burn himself). Favorite tracks: Freedom, Bombtrack, Killing In The Name, Wake Up, Bullet in the Head, Know Your Enemy, Take The Power Back, Township Rebellion, Settle for Nothing
Old Man Gloom - The Ape of God. I bought both versions at the same time. This first one is the “faster, more annoying” one, with the harder hitting straightforward songs. This version is the more traditionally Old Man Gloom album with the sludge/post-hardcore pushed right up against the ambient & noise moments to create a pretty unique atmospheric experience. Nice bassy brutal production, filthy vocals, face punching riffs, pounding drums, and incredibly detailed ambient & noise moments. Great stuff. Also, the presentation of the vinyl is insane. The sleeve itself is made up of what a book might be, with a rough texture and letter pressed font, and on top of that, an awesome booklet full of artwork and lyrics, plus 180g vinyl. Favorite tracks: Eden’s Gates, Shoulder Meat, After You’re Dead, The Lash
Old Man Gloom - The Ape of God. This is the other version, with the “slower, more boring” songs, according to the band. The four songs on here are all much longer than what’s on the first version, three of them going over twelve minutes and one over 15. They’re also much slower and experimental, with droney spots and surprising clean vocals thrown in. Out of the two, I do slightly prefer the first version, but really, both albums are fantastic. The presentation of this version is just as good as the other one as well, with the same letter pressed kind of sleeve, and a special art insert and poster with lyrics. Favorite tracks: Burden, Predators, Arrows to Our Hearts, A Hideous Nightmare Lies Upon This World
This is one of the most dangerous bands in the world. With song titles like: “1968”, “Killing Fields” and “Life, Liberty, And The Pursuit Of Indian Blood”, there’s a political message behind rebel rockers Edgey Pires and Delila Paz. The New York duo has a very fitting superfan: Tom Morello, the guitarist from Rage Against The Machine. In The Last Internationale he hears the blues of The Black Keys and the politics of his own band. Morello asked fellow band member and drummer Brad Wilk to support the duo during recording of the album “We Will Reign” (2014). The pair managed to enlist top producer Brendan O’Brien (Pearl Jam, Bruce Springsteen), but don’t be too distracted by all the big names. The Last Internationale has everything it takes to go at it alone: wicked songs and the impressive voice of Delila Paz. ‘I hope it becomes the biggest thing in the world,’ says Morello.
This year there is an edition of Pinkpop 2015 the terrain Megaland in the Dutch town of Landgraaf. During the 46th edition will include Elbow, George Gallagher, Robbie Williams, The Script, Anouk, Avicii, Pharrell Williams, Onerepublic, Youth of Today and Selah Sue. Placebo replaces Sam Smith to finish 3FM Stage on Sunday 14th June. They celebrate the twentieth anniversary of their first studio album. To celebrate the group put their albums on streaming services like Spotify they dropped their best albums again in HQ vinyl.
British folk singer Jonathan Jeremiah is broadcast on Saturday, June 13th, at the 3FM Stage. Last week he played in a packed Paradiso, Oosterpoort Tivoli / Vredenburg and Trojan Horse.
Delilah Paz, Edgey Pires and Brad Wilk form The Last Internationale. This musical trio from New York City is known for their poetic lyrics. The group is an all-rounder. On their debut album ‘We Will Reign “they play folk, rock, punk and blues. They can be admired at the 3FM Stage, on Saturday June 13th.
The weekend tickets (three days incl. Camping) and day tickets for Saturday and Sunday were sold out in no time. There are still only day tickets for Friday, June 12th available. Click here for more info.