MACHINE HEAD: Guitarist steps in on Steel Panther for two songs live

March 28th, 2013 by
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Machine Head Guitarist joins Steel Panther on stage!

Machine Head are a long time favourite of Soul Sanctuary, but a recent appearance from the guitarist of the big MH at a Steel Panther concert was very surprising to say the least. But a pleasant surprise nonetheless. According to a report from Blabbermouth.

Machine Head guitarist Phil Demmel, recently shared the stage and spotlight with Steel Panther, the LA based 80’s hairstyle glam-rock parody band. He stepped up to the plate at San Francisco, California’s Regency Ballroom on the 23rd of March to help perform two of Steel Panther’s prankster anthems (songs): “Turn Out The Lights” and “Asian Hooker”. Luckily for us this rare spectacle was witnessed by someone with the good sense to whip out his camera and get filming, The Fan-filmed video footage of Phil Demmel’s appearance on stage with Steel Panther can be seen below.

On the 13th of April Steel Panther kicks of their interestingly named S.T.D. (Spreading The Disease) Tour, The tour is set over 20 dates starting in Orlando, Florida at WJRR’s Earthday Birthday.

Lexxi Foxx was quoted as saying “What better way to kick off the S.T.D. tour than with a concert to celebrate the Earth’s birthday”.

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Steel Panther with Machine Head!

We here at Soul Sanctuary love random guest appearances like this, and really they should happen more often. It’s always the unusual events at live shows that you will remember the most. If a band plays exactly like a CD you might as well have stayed at home and listened to the CD, the whole point of a live show is for the experience, so we take our hats off to Machine Head Guitarist, Phil Demmel and the rest of the Steel Panther crew because this shit is what rock n roll is all about.

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Randy Blythe Goes Free… All Hail Lamb of God! Acquitted of all charges.

March 5th, 2013 by
Lamb Of God Free

Lamb Of God

According to the website novinky.cz Lamb of God front man Randy Blythe is now free to go home to the USA after the Czech court acquitted him on all charges. We here at Soul Sanctuary are very happy to hear the news.

Randy Blythe was originally facing up to ten years in prison on Manslaughter charges. Prosecutors had asked for a five-year prison sentence later in the trial. The family of the victim was seeking 10 million Czech Koruna in damages. The charges were based on an incident where Blythe allegedly threw the fan (Daniel Nosek) from the stage, who later died from his injuries several days later after being admitted to hospital, claiming he felt unwell and later becoming unconscious. But video evidence of the concert in question, clearly showed that he was innocent of the accusations against him.

It seems that according to the article, the Court ruled (and rightly so, I might add) that Randy was innocent of the charges against his name. In the final argument before the decision was made, Randy expressed to the court: “I would like to thank the family of Daniel Nosek for not attacking me in the press and for their kind words to me in this court. I am very sorry for their loss. Daniel was a fan of my band. I had no wish to harm him. He was just a boy and I wish he was still here. If, ultimately the Czech legal system sentences me to prison, I will do my sentence like a man. If I am to remain free, I will do my best to insure that conditions at this concert will not occur again with my band and other bands so that the fans will remain safe. I have searched for an answer to this situation. The only one I can find is that it was a tragic, horrible accident.”

Although the death of the fan is certainly a tragic incident, two wrongs do not make a right. Putting an innocent man in prison for a crime he did not commit, will not bring Daniel Nosek back and only serve to spread more hate in the world.

All hail Lamb of God! It’s great to have you back Randy!

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Andy James rocks it with “What Lies Beneath”

February 19th, 2013 by

Just stumbled across this little beauty on YouTube and felt I had to share. Andy James has been a big inspiration to our own guitarist Ed Stevens of late, and after hearing this I finally understand why. A beautiful masterpiece of guitar work. “EMG Pickups Presents Andy James – For some time, he has been widely regarded as one of the U.K’s rising stars in the realms of Shred & Metal guitar. Now, Andy James has undeniably earned himself a place among the very best in the world.” Says the video’s description, well I’m very inclined to agree on all counts. Not super fast playing or showy, just beautiful execution with real passion. What more can you ask from a piece of music?

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Dude covers Necrophagist on a clarinet! Amazing

February 1st, 2013 by

This dude is simply amazing, Every time I think I’ve seen it all, some crazy bastard pulls something like this off. Absolutely incredible. This is a full length cover of Necrophagist’s Fermented Offal Discharge. Which include the full guitar solo section too. BUT PLAYED ON A FUCKING CLARINET! A must watch for any metal fan. If you don’t like this you can suck my dick!

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