Sunday, August 30, 2009

The Mystery That Is Cave

Some of you may recall the World Premier New Rock debut of the band Cave at the 97.9X Roof-A-Thon this year.

Needless to say, it occurred under unusual circumstances. What happened was I found an unmarked envelope with a CD in it and a note that said only "We are Cave!"

There was a brief intro to the song on the CD, where this mysterious new band recited the name of the band and the name of the song.

The band's name is pronounced "C-ah-v" apparently, and the name of the song was "I'm On A Roof". Essentially, the song is a parody of "I'm On A Boat" by Andy Samberg's The Lonely Island, and it tells all about Roof-A-Thon with 97.9X (even mentioning the radio station in the lyrics).

We were all confused, to say the least, but now Cave has come out with a YouTube video which features the song played over a picture of this past Roof-A-Thon.

We don't know anything more about this mysterious band, but we promise to try to find out. In the meantime, here is the YouTube video:

Thursday, August 27, 2009

CAPTCHA say what?!

Ok, so I was trying to make a facebook earlier this evening when one of those CAPTCHA things came up. You know, the image with the warped text that you are supposed to type out as some kind of security measure.

Usually these CAPTCHAs are just random letters. Sometimes, though, the letters will actually form words. But just take a look at what the CAPTCHA that came up on my screen read out to me:


Talk about a holy s**t moment.

I honestly don't know what to make of this. Is it a mere coincidence? Is it a shameless ploy by the far left? Is it Gawd speaking to me through the interweb? Or is it a sentient Artificial Intelligence like Skynet slowly taking over the world?

This is scary as hell...but I think I am definitely going to take the CAPTCHA's advice before an evil facebook robot sneaks into my cereal and kills me during breakfast tomorrow.

Breaking Benjamin "I Will Not Bow" Music Video

JUST IN CASE you haven't seen it yet, I felt I should provide for you.

Below, is the Official music video for Breaking Benjamin's brand new single "I Will Not Bow" which you will be able to find on their upcoming new album Dear Agony. The new album is set to hit stores on September 29th.


Monday, August 10, 2009

Life Starts Now for Three Days Grace

Merely days after I discovered the news regarding the brand new album from Breaking Benjamin, I discover yet another huge piece of news that has to do with the band Three Days Grace.

Arguably one of the most popular bands around today, Three Days Grace has earned every bit of the recognition they receive. Their last album, One-X, was easily one of the best albums of 2006. However, we haven't received anything new from TDG since that time.

But finally, after almost four years of waiting, we have a confirmed release date and a title for the third studio effort from Three Days Grace! The new album, which will be titled Life Starts Now, will hit shelves on September 22nd. Here is what Three Days grace had to say in a recent blog entry on

We are stoked to tell you that our new album Life Starts Now will be released on September 22, 2009. Although it has been a long road (from pre-production in January to the start of recording in Vancouver i March, to mixing which literally is just finishing up this week) September is just around the corner. While we are still finalizing the track listing, we can tell you that the first single is called "Break". We can also finally reveal that the ever-popular "KC's Caribbean Takeout" is actually a broken-down version of a song called "World So Cold".

This is some great news. And might I add, September is turning out to be a really kick-ass month for the world of rock! I can't wait for this one!

As always, keep it here for updates on this and other new rock announcements.

And don't forget, you heard it FIRST from 97.9X!

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Breaking Benjamin Writes a Letter to Agony

Alright, pay attention! This is big news. As I was on-the-air for Dan tonight, I had some kick-ass news come down the line. We all know Breaking Benjamin has been working on a new album for quite some time. Well, the album is finished and the wait is over.

Both the album title AND the release date were confirmed by Breaking Benjamin on their MySpace. Here is what they had to say:

Breaking Benjamin's new album titled Dear Agony, will be hitting stores on September 29th. The first single "I Will Not Bow" to be featured in the movie "Surrogates" starring Bruce Willis will be at radio on on August 17th.
Stay tuned for news related to a live webcast with the band later in August, as wells photos from the video shoot taken at Word Trade Center 7 last week.

Let the rejoicing begin! After nearly three years of waiting, we are finally poised to receive some brand new rock courtesy of the hometown boys, Breaking Benjamin! I am pumped, am I'm sure you are too!

Keep your ears tuned to 97.9X for further details, including the first taste of the album. And don't heard it FIRST from 97.9X!

Sunday, August 2, 2009

I'm Still Trying to Dry My Shoes

I know this is arriving a few days late, but it is definitely worth talking about. I am referring to the Rockstar Energy Mayhem Festival 2009 at the Toyota Pavilion this past week. And what a show it was.

For most of the first half of the day, the rain held off. A drizzle here and there was all we heard from mother nature while the Jägermeister and Hot Topic bands opened things up and gave us a good preemptive thrashing before the main acts took the stage.

It should be mentioned that those responsible for running Mayhem Festival this year had the show perfectly structured, with various acts alternating play between the Jägermeister and Hot Topic stages, ensuring that each band could be seen individually.

WhiteChapel opened things up on the hot Topic Stage, waking everyone up by blasting out a set to the masses in a light drizzle. Then, newcomers XFactor1 did a good job of keeping the head-banging going with a great set. The Black Dahlia Murder kept things going and kept the crowd involved, and then the bigger acts took the stage. GodForbid took to the stage and thrashed us apart with a great set featuring both new and old songs that really had the mosh pits going nuts! After that, Job for a Cowboy kicked us in the teeth with the heaviest metalcore they could throw at us.

After JFAC got of stage, the rain really started to come down. As the torrents whipped the crowds, All That Remains got to the stage, where lead singer Philip Labonte addressed the crowd by saying: "Do you care that it's f***ing raining?!" Needless to say, the crowds responded by creating a massive mosh pit while ATR tore it up.

Behemoth was more than a little frightening and overly entertaining as the monsoon continued to drench the concert patrons. Trivium then came out and put on one hell of a set, and Cannibal Corpse finished up the opening acts with an awesome performance, but by this time most of the concert-goers had made their way up the hill to the cover of the Pavilion, since it was like a Hurricane out in the open.

Bullet for My Valentine opened things up on the main stage within the Pavilion which had everyone going crazy. Then, on came Killswitch Engage who, in my opinion, stole the show. Mosh pits where everywhere (including a wall of death) and there were more people crowd-surfing than there were standing on the ground.

At last, Slayer come on-stage, and put on one of the best performances I have ever seen. They gave a sneak peak of their upcoming album, and finished things off with "Raining Blood". It was the loudest thing I had ever heard in all my life, and Slayer thrashed the crowds so hard that my back hurt afterward. They actually caused physical injury simply by playing. Awesome!

At the end of the night, Marilyn Manson finished things off with a performance that vaguely resembled Cirque de Soleil...on acid.

Overall, the show was unbelievable in its scope. And although it poured on us, the rain definitely added something to the intensity of the day. Rain or shine, it will be well worth it to be there next year!