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Kevin Fitzpatrick

Senior Staff Writer

Denver, CO

Kevin Fitzpatrick's last content update – June 13, 2014, 1:11 p.m.

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Trouble - The Distortion Field album cover

Trouble

The Distortion Field, 2013

6.2 / 10

There are few bands that can boast ever having made one of the heaviest albums of all time.Trouble can make that claim not just once, but twice. Those albums being ...

Beck - Morning Phase album cover

Beck

Morning Phase, 2014

8.4 / 10

Many musicians can write a sad song. But a sad song is just that. It’s one note - one emotion. Sad-verse-sad-chorus-sad-verse-end. Rare artists can take you on an emotional journey ...

Old Funeral - Our Condolences (1988-1992) album cover

Old Funeral

Our Condolences (1988-1992), 2013

7.8 / 10

The history of Black Metal has been told ad infinitum. We know that groups like Venom, Posessed, Mercyful Fate and Sarcofago planted the seeds that stretched like a dark vine ...

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Hank Williams III

Brothers Of The 4x4, 2013

7.8 / 10

There's few artists that have been bent over by their record label more than Hank Williams III. That label was Curb, and they fucked the poor man up down and ...

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Agrimonia

One Question Interviews Agrimonia

Posted June 13, 2014, 1:11 p.m.

Pontus (Agrimonia) SPB: What makes death metal - or metal in general - so prevalent in Sweden? Pontus: I think there is a huge music interest in general in Sweden. This might ...

Music Music History: Beginner's Blues (I)

Posted Oct. 16, 2010, 11:05 a.m.

PART I: Beginner's Blues In the beginning... There was silence. For the first seven years of my existence, silence. Then one day, a strange thing happened. I began to ...

Interviews Ipecac Recordings

Posted Oct. 16, 2010, 11:05 a.m.

When it comes to record labels, what do you think about? Corporate greed? Artist manipulation? Spoonfed demographics? You cynical fucks. Not everybody's out to fleece the masses. Sure, there ...

Music Music History: I Was A Teenage Headbanger (II)

Posted Oct. 16, 2010, 11:05 a.m.

PART II: I Was A Teenage Headbanger When I bought Number of the Beast, I immediately knew it would make an excellent addition to my collection. Why? Cuz the cover ...

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TV That Metal Show Season premiere debuts to record ratings

Posted June 10, 2013, 2:56 p.m.

SEASON 12 PREMIERE OF “THAT METAL SHOW” IS VH1 CLASSIC’S HIGHEST RATED TELECAST OF 2013 TO DATE   The hard rock/heavy metal community has spoken! VH1 Classic’s centerpiece ...

Obituaries Legendary Danzig/Social Distortion Drummer Chuck Biscuits Loses Battle With Throat Cancer

Posted Oct. 29, 2009, 1:49 a.m.

James Greene Jr., a freelance music writer from New York has reported that drummer Chuck Biscuits has died, losing his battle with cancer on October 24th, 2009 . Greene recieved an ...

Bands Verdict Reached In Gorgoroth Name Dispute

Posted March 10, 2009, 1:48 a.m.

A decision has been reached in the dispute over the rights to the Gorgoroth band name involving founding guitarist Infernus, vocalist Gaahl and bassist King ov Hell.

A posting on Infernus' MySpace page reads as follows:
 
"Oslo City District Court has today [Tuesday, March 10] delivered a verdict on the main question in the Gorgoroth trademark case which took place at the end of January 2009. The court has decided that King ov Hell's trademark registration #243365 of the band name Gorgoroth is NOT valid and shall therefore be deleted. The court states that King ov Hell and Gaahl excluded themselves from the band Gorgoroth when they tried to fire Infernus in October 2007. The court further states that Infernus cannot be excluded from Gorgoroth, unless he himself decides to quit. Infernus is very pleased, but not surprised, by this verdict. The remaining issues concerning financial matters and such are yet to be decided upon."
Infernus (real name: Roger Tiegs) filed a lawsuit against King ov Hell (real name: Tom Cato Visnes) in September 2008 claiming that King (the sixth bass player in Gorgoroth's history) went behind his back in September 2007 and secretly applied for trademark protection of the Gorgoroth bandname and logo, which Infernus had been using since 1992.

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Bands Ipecac Label Confirms Faith No More Reunion and Patton Scores First Feature Film

Posted Feb. 24, 2009, 4:09 a.m.

Mike Patton (Fantômas, Faith No More, Mr. Bungle, Peeping Tom and the forthcoming Mondo Cane amongst others) has just completed his first major motion film score for the film ...


While Patton has often dabbled in film whether it was lending his voice to the creatures in "I Am Legend", his score for the indie film noir short "A Perfect Place" or Fantômas' film scoring interpretation via The Director's Cut, this marks his first proper film score.

Created during the latter half of 2008, Patton holed up in a Los Angeles studio and eliminated all other projects during the recording, a point worth noting as he is well known for being one of modern music's most prolific artists.

Patton has also provided vocals to several videogames including "Bionic Commando," "Portal," "Left 4 Dead," and "The Darkness." He also lent his voice to Adult Swim's Metalocalypse (character name: Rikki Kix). Patton just wrapped up a trek across Australia with Fantômas as part of the Big Day Out festival. His upcoming schedule includes a performance with labelmates Zu (Mar. 19 @ Great American Music Hall in San Francisco), the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival on Apr. 17 with Rahzel (ex-Roots beatboxer) and the highly anticipated reunion tour with Faith No More in Europe this summer. Original guitarist Jim Martin had denied any involvement in the upcoming reunion but rumors are circulating that final FNM guitarist Jon Hudson will be joining the band on these dates.

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Kevin Fitzpatrick's bio

First Concert: Ozzy Ozbourne / Motley Crue, March 23, 1984.

Kevin Fitzpatrick's favorite bands

Ramones, Tom Waits, Fantômas, Celtic Frost, Marduk, Foetus, Hank III, John Zorn, Secret Chiefs 3, The Mars Volta, Headstones, Diamanda Galás, Sleepytime Gorilla Museum, Mastodon, The Pogues, Hayden, John Coltrane, Foo Fighters, Those Poor<

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