Monday, March 30, 2009

Clenching the fist spawning terror

My brother Casey reminded me this weekend of a group of guys I knew back in high school named Morbid Saint. These guys were something else. Pure Evil Metal. They only released one album on a Mexican record label but it was a force. My copy of the original Lock Up Your Children tape is long worn out and gone and the CD releases of the Spectrum of Death re-issue was pretty limited so I haven't got a copy. Catching a set of their music was like standing on the edge of a tornado, if you didn't get sucked into the vortex you were sure to get hit by debris. They may have looked like a group of ragged heshers but they made some pretty grown up noise. The highlight of their short musical outing was probably Milwaukee's Metal Fest III with it's amazing line up of Nuclear Assault, Death, Acrophet, Autopsy, Obituary and others.

Monday, March 23, 2009

Hi-Technical Excellent Taste And Flavor!

First item on the Count Grishnackh's Snack Shack menu.

My friend Shane brought me a little surprise this morning. Black Black gum!! I Can't tell you what it tastes like yet but I can share with you the ingredients: sugar, starch syrup, grape sugar, erisuritol, oolong tea extract, gingko extract, chrysanthemum flower extract, gum base, flavorings, coloring agents (cacao, gardenia), caffeine, niacinamide.

Tag line from on ad online: This product contains gelatin, packs a punch, and offers a unique 'Long Live' sensation. Get some Black Black and be a part of the new Hi-Technical universe today!

Oh yah...In Japan the Black Black commercials feature none other than Jean-Claude Van Damme performing his wild gymnastical kung foo stylings. Has so much hype ever surrounded a gum before? No!

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Count Grishnackh Will Once Again Walk Among Us

After serving 16 years of a 21 year sentence and being refused four times for parole, as recently as September 2008, Varg Vikernes is now set to be released from prison. I don't subscribe to the Black Metal activities from 20 years ago but I did and still enjoy the musical output of Vilkernes project Burzum.