Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Rockstar Mayhem Fest Adventure Special Part 1: San BURNadino

The beginning of our Rockstar Mayhem fest 2009 adventures took place in sweltering San Bernadino on July 12 with it being a reported 110 degrees, and that's before even stepping into the pit! Sunburn abounded but this did not discourage the teeming black-clad masses from coming to enjoy a day of complete and utter metal fucking mayhem.

The line-up included:

Marilyn Manson
Killswitch Engage

The Black Dahlia Murder
Cannibal Corpse
Job For A Cowboy
All that Remains
God Forbid

Highlight # 1:

The Slayer Pit

The Slayer moshpit was insane! As darkness was just beginning to fall and Slayer stepped out onto the stage under a haze of crimson-devil lights and smoke, out of nowhere the entire crowd, no make that the entire stadium at Glen Helen Pavillion, surged forward, running, jumping over each other, fighting for access to the pit. Which was in many cases...DENIED!! haha

Entry to the pit was granted only to those with pit tickets, if you had no yellow "pit" wristband, then it was no pit for you baby (Luckily we did not have this problem). This left many disgruntled, amped up, ready for a fight in the pit, fans "homeless" and watching from behind pit lines, watching enviously the brutalizing going on in the pit to the sweet, soothing sounds of the almighty SLAYER.

Slayer: Photo by Regina Perez (my partner in crime)

Us trying to steal some shade in the Hollywood music Tv booth haha

Dino Cazares (Fear Factory, Divine Heresy, Asesino etc)and wife jennifer snapped by Regina Perez during Dino's signing.

Maniaco was there, and we just had to pose with him. It was something that had to be done!

We ran into Meegs. And of course more posing ensued.

More sweet guerrilla journalism, updates, photos and mayhem adventures coming soon



Tuesday, July 28, 2009

"Jekyl" - The Irish Iron Maiden

Jekyl ( are five lads from Ireland who fuse influences from their homeland with a dose of rock n roll and an 80's metal vibe reminiscent of Iron Maiden, complete with soaring vocals, and slick guitar solos.

Sound like something you'd want to subject yourself to? Well lucky for us here in LA, Jekyl are freshly relocated here, and tearing up a storm ith their shows all over Cali (more details on their myspace!) This band is fun to watch, recently they played mainstage at the "Flashrock of July" show, hosted by myself, the lovely Brittanica, TFG and Tony Rockhorror.

Videos from this show will be up soon but for now, here's Jekyl, other bands, hosts, and myself piled up on stage to pose

Even more recently, my partner in crime Regina Perez, (you can see her guest-hosting on the metal scene tv show) and I also ran into some of the lads from Jekyl in VIP at the San Berdadino Rockstar Mayhem fest.

More on mayhem fest to come in my multiple part mayhem fest special!

Monday, July 27, 2009

Hardcore Metallers "Behind the Silence" break it down

Behind the Silence ( are a hardcore/ death metal (and dare I say it...metalcore...haha) influenced band from Los Angeles, California. Actually the influences they cite are pretty diverse to say the least, from the Mars Volta and experimental music on one end of the spectrum to bands like Suicide Silence, Comeback Kid, and the Black Dahlia Murder and everything in between.

Being that I like all things heavy, watching these guys throwdown and cause some sonic chaos for your viewing pleasure was a real treat!

If you haven't already seen it (this video is all over the web seriously!It's had almost 20,000 views on flashrock alone!) check out my interview with Behind the Silence, and watch them break it fucking down.


Sunday, July 26, 2009

LA will Kill You!!! - Black Dahlia set on Suicidegirls


New set shot by the super-talented Fractal Suicide (check out her blog about it here for more pix and more info), with special-effects make up by Kiki Marie who is a master at dismembering, disfiguring and strangely enough...making pretty!(Dismembered make up).

It was inspired by the unsolved murder of Elizabeth Short, who was gruesomely bisected here in Los Angeles, creepy! Right now it is in member review, so check it out if you have an SG account or join here if you think it might be fun! (trust me it will be!).

The Hollywood museum of death actually has a great exhibit on the murder with all sorts of gory crime-scene photos as you can see here. Enjoy!
xo Pandie

Horror Punks "The Order of the Fly"

The Order of the Fly ( are a hororr punk outfit from San Bernadino, California. They have fun songs with titles like "Rot", "Lambs in the Abattoir", and "Eaters of the Dead" (hot!), a sexy goth/scary skeleton-faced aesthetic and a sick sense of humour. I fucking love them!

A few weeks ago, in the hot, sweaty studios of I was fortunate enough to get (and survive!) an interview with the band. Believe me, it did smell like someone had been eating the dead in there that day! Check out the order of the fly rocking their shit, followed by a tell-all interview where we discuss masks, make up, dressing up in womens' clothing and of course...the secret location of the nexus of the order of the fly...Enjoy!

It was a joy to finally interview someone paler than me!