Ahoy, metal friends. Here are the metal trivia answers to the questions I posted on Twitter and Instagram during the week of January 15, 2018.
MON: “Fast” Eddie Clarke was the lone surviving member of what band’s classic line up?
A. Born Edward Allan Clarke, he joined Motörhead in 1976, and played on their first five studio albums, then formed Fastway, and put out seven albums with them. “I must get this health thing sorted out, but it’s not looking good,” said Clarke in a 2016 interview with Antihero Magazine, “I am 66 now, so I may not be able to carry on.” He passed away on January 10th of this year.
TUE: Can you help @Petkau and name this album?
A. That is Korn’s ‘See You on the Other Side,’ their first without Brian “Head” Welch, but they got some help from Lauren Christy, Graham Edwards, and Scott Spock, otherwise known as the production team called The Matrix, responsible in various parts for ‘Don’t Bother”‘ by Shakira, ‘Guilty Pleasure’ by Ashley Tisdale, and ‘Sk8er Boi’ by Avril Lavigne. “When I told everyone I wanted to work with them, everybody was freakin’ out,” said Jonathan Davis in a 2005 interview with the New York Post, “They were like, ‘Are you doing pop?’ and I’m like, ‘Shut the fuck up and do it.’ Music is music, it doesn’t matter what the fuck type it is, so let’s see what happens.”
This would be the last Korn album to be certified Platinum by the RIAA.
ALSO: Jonathan Davis had a birthday this week.
WED: “‘Where you goin’ city boy?’ is a line from this 1972 movie, but it’s also the name of Corrosion of Conformity’s fourth studio album.”
A. “Deliverance,” answered @MamafogK, “I was hoping for a CoC Q to celebrate the new release.” It’s true: the release of Corrosion of Conformity’s tenth studio album ‘No Cross No Crown’ is what led me down the path to this question! The fun part is that this new album returns to the original ‘Deliverance’ era line-up, and the return of Pepper Keenan to the fold, fully back for the first time since 2005’s ‘In the Arms of God.’ “He’d been gone all that time, and we’d been doing some three-piece touring and recording and stuff,” said Woody Weatherman in an interview with Pure Grain Audio, “we were always talking to Pep, and it was always known that when the time was right that we were going to give it a go again.”
ALSO: “I remember after that ‘Albatross’ video – we did it with Sam Bayer, who did the ‘Smells Like Teen Spirit’ video and Blind Melon,” said Reed Mullin in a 2016 interview with Toilet Ov Hell, “It cost like 400 million dollars. We had to sell a quarter million records to pay for the video. That was absurd to us, but we kept rolling.”
THU: What band is reissuing a deluxe edition of ‘Animus’ in February on Prosthetic Records?
FRI: MOMENT OF METAL #263:
Q 2357: MOMENT OF METAL #263: (sponsored by @asthestorygrows, and directed and shot by his 10 year old son Ben)
Can you name the band and song used in this clip? pic.twitter.com/NAIQRrwsGM
— SKULL TOASTER (@skulltoaster) January 20, 2018
A. That clip was directed and shot by 10 year old Ben Turner, and the song is Cynic’s ‘Evolutionary Sleeper,’ from their 2008 album ‘Traced in Air.’
When Cynic reunited in 2006 to play 1993’s ‘Focus,’ Paul Masvidal brought a new song on the road. “I had been writing a lot of music over the years and I had a tune that felt Cynic-like,” he said in a 2008 interview with Blabbermouth, “we would develop that song further and I thought we would bring it out and have something different to offer other than just the ‘Focus’ songs. The response was overwhelming, it was just really positive to this song, ‘Evolutionary Sleeper,’ that we had as an experiment brought out there.”
“By the end of one of those one-week or two-week tours, we had people singing the lyrics,” he told Prefix Mag, “they knew the tune already, just through YouTube and streams and blogs. I was blown away by that, the energy, the fervor, the enthusiasm for something new.”
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