Tag: Mike Patton

If Video Games Were Created After Musicians

I’ve been on a bit of a video game kick lately seeing how it’s an easy way to detach myself from reality.  I also know that there are people like Gene Simmons everywhere who will one day cash in on the idea of making a video game out of their everyday lives.  So in what …

Opeth – Heritage

It’s been a long time coming for the follow-up to 2008’s Watershed.  Heritage is quite the change of pace from anything that the band has ever done.  Gone for now are all traces of growling which would make you think it’s going to be just like Damnation, but that couldn’t be further from correct.  With …

MIKE PORTNOY and JOHN SYKES Form New Power Trio

Former Dream Theater drummer Mike Portnoy has partnered with Thin Lizzy guitarist/vocalist John Sykes and an as-yet-undisclosed bassist in a new power trio. The project has demoed 12 songs so far at a Los Angeles studio, with Portnoy describing one track as “copping the Zeppelin/Sabbath vibe” and another as “Pink Floyd meets Deep Purple!!! Some …

Polkadot Cadaver’s Todd Smith’s Girlfriend Being Stalked By Mike Patton

Polkadot Cadaver frontman Todd Smith took some time out of his busy pre-production work with the band in order to talk to SMNnews. Todd Smith spoke to Salo Sopor of SMNnews for a few hours — the cut down version of the chat of which are below. Todd Smith revealed that Polkadot Cadaver have 15 …

FAITH NO MORE: One Off Los Angeles Show Announced this November

Days after Mike Patton announced MONDO CANE’s first US show of 2010, FAITH NO MORE will return to the stage this November in Los Angeles. November 30 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Hollywood Palladium Mike Patton’s Mondo Cane came out on May 4. Check out MONDO CANE performing “Il Cielo In Una Stanza” if you’re …

MONDO CANE: Mike Patton’s Mondo Cane Announce US Show

MONDO CANE, the jazz experimentalist band led by Mike Patton, will be making their US debut of 2010 in San Francisco later this year. Mike Patton’s Mondo Cane came out on May 4. Check out MONDO CANE performing “Il Cielo In Una Stanza” if you’re interested in what they sound like. Look for MONDO CANE at …

Who Is Mike Patton?

Mike Patton has long been known for his working in Faith No More and Mr. Bungle. Most people know he has a side project or involvement here and there but feel he is a bit too avant-garde for their tastes. This list was inspired by Elise at ReignInBlonde.com because she is going to see Faith …

Enemy Of The Sun – Caedium

I was first made aware of guitarist/producer Waldemar Sorychta when he formed GRIP INC. with SLAYER drummer Dave Lombardo in 1995. I immediately fell for his guitar sound and style of playing. If you are familiar with Sorychta’s work, then you will notice his trademark sound in ENEMY OF THE SUN. With ENEMY OF THE …

ISIS: Call It Quits…

After 13 years, ISIS is officially dead. The band has called it quits. An official statement from the band, as well as a message from Ipecac Records‘ Mike Patton can be found below: ISIS has reached an end. It’s hard to try to say it in any delicate way, and it is a truth that …

Watchtower Part Ways with Alan Tecchio, Announce Singer Search

Recently reunited tech-metal heroes WATCHTOWER have just announced that they’ve parted ways with vocalist Alan Tecchio. Guitarist Ron Jarzombek explains, “Well, this isn’t something we’ve wanted to do but taking everything into consideration it’s a step we had to take:  We have decided to part ways with Alan Tecchio and look for a new vocalist.  …

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