Archive for September, 2014


German based Sennheiser are a leading audio company. This week they revealed their new model of headphones called the Urbanite which they are calling “the ultimate lover of ears”. To demonstrate this their marketing team have taken this to an almost creepy level, but they’ve done it in good taste, so we applaud them. Check out the video below and leave a comment about what you think about it.

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Everyone loves Guardians Of The Galaxy and who doesn’t like a bit of Sepultura from time to time? So what if we threw them both in a blender? I honestly have no idea where this thought popped into my head, but frankly it’s such an obvious connection I’m surprised no one beat me to the punch in creating this. Since I was bored yesterday and didn’t fancy doing any real work, I sat down at the computer, learned the guitar and drum parts for Roots Bloody Roots by Sepultura and then created this.

I honestly thought the idea was pretty dumb and wouldn’t get much attention, but I sent it to a few Metal blogs to see if any of them would take an interest, like Metal Hammer did a few years ago with my Deathcore Santa video that got a lot of people laughing. To my complete surprise this thing has seem to have taken off in a big way, posted by a lot of the big rock and metal blogs including Metalsucks, Metal Injection, Bloody Disgusting, The PRP and Metal Insider. Thank you guys, really love it. Please keep sharing the love.

Keep it metal, and for those of you who haven’t seen it yet. Here is Groots Bloody Groots.

Groots Bloody Groots – Sepultura (Parody)

Video description:

Groots Bloody Groots is a parody of Roots Bloody Roots by Sepultura and Guardians Of The Galaxy internet sensation “I Am Groot”

All instruments and vocals are played and performed by Luke Gibson.

Original composition and lyrics by Sepultura.

Parody lyrics and performance by Luke Gibson, inspired by Guardians Of The Galaxy.

This is just a bit of fun, and when I thought this up the other day I felt it just needed to be done. Quite surprised no one else beat me to the punch already. So here is Groots Bloody Groots in all it’s glory. Please like and subscribe if you enjoy this parody.

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Lyrics:
Groot, I Am Groot
Groot, I Am Groot
Groot, I Am Groot
Groot, I Am Groot

I, I Am Groot
I Am Groot
I Am Groot
I Am Groot!

I, I Am Groot
I Am Groot
I Am Groot
I Am…

Groot, I Am Groot
Groot, I Am Groot
Groot, I Am Groot
Groot, I Am Groot!

I, I Am Groot
I Am Groot
I Am Groot
I Am Groot
I, I Am Groot
I Am Groot
I Am Groot
I Am Groot!

I, I Am Groot
I Am Groot
I Am Groot
I Am Groot!

I Am Groot!!!

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Doomwave band Blood Sugar Summer‘s début record is called Birthed By Wolves is due out shortly, we caught up with them to talk about it.

Blood Sugar Summer are an English duo consisting of Benjo James (vocals/programming) and Jack Wilson (guitars). They hail from Northumberland, and their unique blend of doom metal and synth-pop (dubbed ‘doomwave’).

Blood Sugar Summer Interview:

Metal Empire: Would you care to introduce yourself and the band for our audience?

Blood Sugar Summer – BJ: I’m Benjó James. I do vocals and programming in Blood Sugar Summer.

Blood Sugar Summer – JW: I’m Jack Wilson and I play guitars.

Metal Empire: What is the band up to at the moment? Is there something you’re working on currently?

Blood Sugar Summer – BJ: ‘Birthed By Wolves’. It’s amazing.

Metal Empire: You’re just about to release a new record can you tell us a little bit about it?

Blood Sugar Summer – JW: We just tried creating a collaboration of all the music we loved and ruined the whole lot…we hope.

Blood Sugar Summer – BJ: It’s called ‘Birthed By Wolves’. It’s representative of our Doomwave sound, pretty much traversing everywhere between doom metal and synth-pop.

Metal Empire: Can you talk about your production process? How do you go about writing new material?

Blood Sugar Summer – BJ: We’re a studio based band, so we’ll write songs individually then just lay them down.

Blood Sugar Summer – JW: …well it either starts with Benjo writing the keys and backing track then I add distortion, clean guitars etc, or I play and Benjo adds. That’s our function…no function what so ever really.

Metal Empire: Has anyone in the band ever released music before, or is this a new experience for all of you?

Blood Sugar Summer – JW: Yeah, nothing special, but we have unfortunately with Blood Sugar Summer…I don’t want to talk about it. Benjo got death threats…caused a bit of calamity. We didn’t care though. It was a good laugh.

Metal Empire: Can you talk about the themes and ideas behind the record?

Blood Sugar Summer – JW: The real idea was to be extreme and to be the serious jokers as it seems. There’s as much light as there are dark themes.

Blood Sugar Summer – BJ: I tend to marry themes of beauty and tragedy, whether it’s detailing the short life of a young supermodel or the ghost of a coked-up club girl. Or I just write about wolves. Wolves are metal as fuck.

Metal Empire: Is there any band or artist you would give anything to play a show with? If so, who are they and why?

Blood Sugar Summer – JW: Toughy, there’s quite a few. I’ll go with Layne Stayley. Chains are near the top of my list and he’s probably the coolest looking guy that I’ve seen.

Blood Sugar Summer – BJ: Type O Negative, but for obvious reasons that’s not going to happen. I’d love to play with HIM, as they’re a massive influence on us.

Metal Empire: What are you hopes for the future? Where do you see yourself as an artist this time next year or the year after?

Blood Sugar Summer – BJ: I see us being the biggest band in the world.

Metal Empire: How do you feel about being DIY musicians in today’s music industry?

Blood Sugar Summer – BJ: Great, I love it. There’s complete artistic freedom and with the internet being as it is you get to share some brilliant music.

Blood Sugar Summer – JW: It feels like I have more freedom. I’ve been in bands where things have just been turbulent and infantile. To be honest this is the only band I’ve taken part in 100%. I believe what we are doing stands for more than a golden ‘ultimate pub band’ award.

Metal Empire: Do you receive much fan mail, and if so what’s the craziest, creepiest or coolest thing you’ve ever gotten from a fan?

Blood Sugar Summer – BJ: A guy once messaged me on Facebook asking if he could buy my urine. Does that count?

Metal Empire: If you could have any super power what would it be?

Blood Sugar Summer – JW: Telekinesis…it would come in handy if I’m ever antagonised.

Blood Sugar Summer – BJ: The ability to be amazingly good-looking. Oh wait, I’ve already got that one.

Metal Empire: If you could only hear one more song for the rest of your life what would you choose?

Blood Sugar Summer – BJ: ‘Haunt Me’ by Furns. They’re a Danish dream-pop group.

Blood Sugar Summer – JW: ‘Sultans of Swing’ probably. I hate listening to the same song twice or more within the space of a few hours. That’s why I’m starting to dislike some of our music…just temporarily, like.

Metal Empire: Thank you for taking the time to speak to Metal Empire about what you do. Do you have any final words, or anything you would like to add?

Blood Sugar Summer – JW: Keep safe, see you soon.

Blood Sugar Summer – The Most Photographed Woman on the Planet

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