It was twenty years ago today that a brand new band on the Metal horizon released their self-titled debut album and I am talking about the crushing power that is Sevendust from Atlanta, GA. The guys were dishing out a sound that came to be known as Alt-Metal or to some “Nu-Metal” and I have to admit that I wasn’t paying attention at all to this kind of thing at the time. Instead, I was finding myself focusing on the stuff coming out of the European side of the Metal fence since it was something that served my own musical cravings a lot more. I disclose this information not as a slight to Sevendust at all but more as an awareness on how one can miss something exciting without even realizing it. Sevendust would be the bands final name as they began as Snake Nation, Rumblefish and then Crawlspace. I’m glad that they settled on Sevendust.
The band members at the time of the debut consisted of Lajon Witherspoon (lead vocals), Clint Lowery (lead guitar/backing vocals), John Connolly (rhythm guitar/backing vocals), Vinnie Hornsby (bass) and Morgan Rose (drums/backing vocals). Though Lowery would leave the lineup in 2003 and be replaced by Snot’s Sonny Mayo, he has since returned to the group and the full original lineup continues to tour together for their legions of fans. This body of musical work was co-produced by Twisted Sister’s Jay Jay French and it was actually thanks to an episode of MTV’s “Behind The Music” that I even first heard the name Sevendust. According to historical record, French’s time working with the band was short-lived. I’ve placed the albums Wiki entry down below for all of the finer details and since I was not in “their camp”, it works out better for you readers at the end of the day. Down below are the original track listings for the release. Later on we would find an expanded release coming out with some bonus live tracks and other versions but this is only about the debut. Continue reading Sevendust’s Self-Titled Debut Hits 20 Years (1997-2017)→
Artist: Twisted Sister Title: “We Are Twisted F**king Sister”
Label: Eagle Vision
Release Date: 2/23/2016 Genre: Hard Rock/Heavy Metal Documentary Rating: 4/5
Before I begin the discussion about this particular music history documentary, I must make the readership aware that I have been listening to the band Twisted Sister for a number of decades now and began my own personal journey with them around the time that the “Ruff Cuts” EP was released. Believe it or not I still have a copy of it somewhere in my collection of albums. That being said I was super interested in observing the documentary that Andrew Horn put together because it was not only going to give us insight from all of the band members that we know from the classic lineup, it would also get some insight from a former member or two and the people that worked closely alongside them at the very beginning. Continue reading “We Are Twisted F**king Sister” [Blu-ray] by Twisted Sister→
The brand new documentary about Twisted Sister is entitled “We Are Twisted F**king Sister” and this 7pm showing will also have a Q&A session with guitarists Eddie Ojeda and Jay Jay French and director Andrew Horn. You can purchase the ticket for this particular show in this post. There are also showings at 1pm, 4pm, and 10pm but they will NOT have the Q&A session part to it. Be an SMF and check out this film, then go purchase a copy on DVD or Blu-ray.
Attention NYC Twisted Sister fans; the brand new documentary “We Are Twisted F***ing Sister” is playing today at Cinema Village in NYC and there are four showings to choose from with the debut at 1:00PM. There is a 4:00PM, 7:00PM (and that one is followed by a Q&A with Jay Jay French and director Andrew Horn) along with a 10:00PM to choose from as well. Depending on your times of availability for the day you have some nice options but I would try and go to the one with the Q&A aspect since that should be interesting. Check out the poster below.
Just in case you missed my post from last month when I posted the trailer for the film, I have embedded that video below once more to keep it easy for you so you can see what you are in store for if you attend. It sure does look like fun and I cannot wait to see it as well. I don’t think I can attend today so will just have to rely on the DVD/Blu-ray release.
PiercingMetal Thoughts: I’ll keep any additional thoughts about this to myself until I see the whole film and get to the review process. I will however leave you with the link to see all of our Twisted Sister related content on the website so you can be as up to date as possible. Just click HERE and it will bring you to everything that is tagged with the bands name. Have fun and if you have added thoughts about any of that Sister content feel free to leave your topical comments on the ones that speak to you the loudest.
The fine folks at Music Box Films have posted the trailer for the new documentary about Twisted Sister that is coming our way in February of this year. The film was acquired by MBF in terms of distribution and was directed by Andrew Horn and its title is “We Are Twisted F**king Sister” and you can watch the short trailer below. Don’t worry, I’ll be back afterwards with some thoughts.
PiercingMetal Thoughts: This looks like its a good one so I’m going to say that I am pretty excited for this film release since I have been a fan of Twisted Sister since I was in high school. Trust me my friends that was a very, very long time ago and I have been buying their albums since I first saw “Ruff Cuts” in the Hard Rock and Metal bins of stores like The Record Factory, Little Record Store, J&R Music World and Bondy’s. You’ll have to pardon me because I just sighed a little bit at those references since all of those outlets are long gone at this point in time. I hope to get to see this film if they plan any sort of theatrical release but if I don’t you can be rest assured that an overview of the Blu-ray will hit the website as soon as possible. Seeing some of the archival footage of the band in concert in this trailer makes me hope that we can count on some full concerts from these eras if the band is able to deliver them to us. Let’s be hopeful about that since its clearly for a set group of fans for sure. PiercingMetal has been writing about Twisted Sister since the website launched and you can peruse all of our SMF content by clicking HERE (it will launch a query based on the tag “twisted sister”). So tell me readers what do you think of this trailer and will you be seeing the Twisted Sister movie or purchasing it on DVD/Blu-ray? Let me know in the comments section because its always great to hear what fans think of things like this.