Welcome back! Here’s what’s new at the Disposable Underground blog along with some news bits I found around the Web.
New at the Blog
Memoriam has a new album coming out this week called Rise to Power and it kicks ass. The band is a British death metal unit featuring veterans of the genre. I’ve got some more info at the blog.
And then there’s Obituary, another band that’s a death metal scene vet, but these guys are from Florida. Dying of Everything is out now and it’s got some classic elements of the band’s sound in it. More info is at the blog.
Cripple Bastards is a nasty Italian grindcore band and I filmed a bit of the group’s set from the side of the stage when the boys played Netherland Deathfest a few years ago.
More Music News
Artificial intelligence has already come for writing (chat bots) and artwork (generative AI systems), and it’s now gunning for music, Glyn Moody writes at TechDirt.
Chuck D of Public Enemy (and Enemy Radio) has a new series airing on PBS called Fight the Power: How Hip Hop Changed the World. The premiere is January 31, 2023. Check out the preview:
Rest In Peace
Yukihiro Takahashi was the drummer and singer of the classic Japanese band Yellow Magic Orchestra, which was hugely influential in several styles of music. He died in January in Japan. Takahashi also had a successful solo career, as did his bandmates, Clay Risen writes at The New York Times.
Tom Verlaine, singer, guitarist, and co-founder of Television, died in January in NYC. The band was out in front of the punk scene of the ’70s. Daniel Kreps has the story at Rolling Stone.
David Crosby died at 81. The singer and guitarist was a founding member of The Byrds and Crosby, Stills, and Nash, and was prolific as a solo artist. Chris Morris and Chris Willman wrote about him at Variety.
Guitarist Jeff Beck died in January. After playing in the Yardbirds after Eric Clapton and before Jimmy Page, he went on to a successful and influential solo career. Mark Kennedy has the story at AP.
Take care and see you at the blog. Thanks!