Music news: Disposable Underground blog newsletter for June: May 30, 2023

Welcome back after Memorial Day weekend and the Hell in the Harbor festival. Below is what’s new at the Disposable Underground blog followed by some news bites I found around the Web.

New at the Blog

Mirrors has a new, arty album called Motion and Pictures that in some places is mellow and energetic in others. I’ve got some info on the band at the blog.

Project: Failing Flesh was a metal band that featured Eric Forrest from Voivod on vocals. I’ve written about P:FF before, and this time I’m happy to share a hard-to-find cover the band did of “The Usurper” by Celtic Frost. The track and the details are at the blog.

Cattle Decapitation has a new, raucous album, Terrasite, out now. Fans of the band must already have it, or they must’ve already listened to it a bunch already. Read all about it.

More Music News

MTV News shut down in May after its parent company laid off 25% of staff. NPR got a hold of the layoff announcement email, Elizabeth Blair writes.

Inner Ear, that legendary recording studio, is getting a celebration at Lost Origins Gallery this month. Bands are playing and the author of a book on Inner Ear is doing a signing. The gallery is teaming up with Mount Pleasant Library in Washington, D.C. for the event. The flyer is on Facebook.

Rest In Peace

Ryan Krieger died at the end of April. The drummer played in Cro-Mags and Blue Man Group, among other projects. Parris Mayhew of the Cro-Mags posted about him.

Albert Veith passed away in May. He played drums and sang in the American band Hellnation. A memorial page has been set up in his honor.

Mark Adams died in May. He co-founded the legendary doom band Saint Vitus. Joe DiVita has the story at Loudwire.

Frank Kozik died in May. He was famous for the posters and album covers he designed for iconic bands and for his record label. Instead of art, Sean O’Neil writes for TexasMonthly, Kozik said, “I make posters.”

Andy Rourke, bassist for The Smiths, died in May at age 59. Ellen Frances has the story at The Washington Post.

Justin Abare of the band No Comply died at the end of May. To Live A Lie Records posted a remembrance.

Rita Lee was the queen of Brazilian rock. She died in May in Sao Paulo after six decades in the business, Débora Álvares writes for AP.

Thank you and see you here next month and at the blog.


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