Ministry: The Lost Gospels According to Al Jourgensen

Ministry: The Lost Gospels According to Al Jourgensen

Ministry: The Lost Gospels of Al Jourgensen by Al Jourgensen with Jon Weiderhorn (De Capo Books) Unapologetic, no one’s hero, just as surprised as everyone else that he’s still alive, Ministry mastermind Al Jourgensen relates in mostly chronological order his upbringing, years of drug use,... more

09/25/13 by  
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Killing Joke on Tour Spring of 2013 in Support of The Singles Collection

Killing Joke's Jaz Coleman. Photo by Bret Miller

Killing Joke’s Jaz Coleman. Photo by Bret Miller The Mighty Killing Joke, the purveyors of end times, see that the end did not, indeed come on December 21, 2012.  To celebrate the continuation of the world, they will be invading the States to tour in support of their upcoming Singles Collection.... more

04/11/13 by  
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Bret’s Top Albums of 2012

Bret’s Top Albums of 2012

R.E.M. - It’s The End Of The World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine) That’s great, it starts with an earthquake, birds and snakes, an aeroplane – Lenny Bruce is not afraid. Eye of a hurricane, listen to yourself churn, world serves its own needs, dummy serve your own needs. Feed it off... more

12/18/12 by  
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Bret’s Ramblings – November, 2012

Bret’s Ramblings – November, 2012

With Halloween past and the weather getting dreary, its nice to know that music will always be there to boost your spirits, warm your blood and be with you when you just want to stay in bed all day and say fuck it to the world. Eis brings us black metal from Germany in the form of Wetterkreuz.  Each... more

Bret’s Ramblings presents Marty Friedman Reissues

Bret’s Ramblings presents Marty Friedman Reissues

Loudspeaker, Future Addict and Bad D.N.A. Reissues by Marty Friedman (Prosthetic Records) Guitarist and vocalist Marty Friedman was a member of Megadeth from 1990 to 2000 performing on the albums Rust In Peace, Countdown to Extinction, Youthanasia, Cryptic Writings and Risk.  During his tenure the band... more

Blackwater Park (Legacy Edition); Deliverance, Damnation and Lamentations DVD/CD Re-issues

Blackwater Park - Legacy Edition

BRET’S RAMBLINGS presents OPETH!!! Blackwater Park - Legacy Edition Blackwater Park (Legacy Edition); Deliverance, Damnation and Lamentations DVD/CD by Opeth (The End Records)  At the beginning of this century Stockholm, Sweden’s Opeth crafted albums that would set them on the path to the... more

05/01/12 by  
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Swervedriver Give Back to the Fans in 2012

Photo by: Gaz Fail

Photo by: Gaz Fail BRET’S RAMBLINGS Why does Swervedriver have such faithful fans?  People who are willing to travel to all four corners of the country to see the band on their reunion tour in 2008?  Why do these people still adore a band that hasn’t released a new album since 1998, a band... more

01/20/12 by  
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Bret’s Top Picks of 2011

Bret’s Top Picks of 2011

BRET’S RAMBLINGS Bret Miller’s Favorite Albums of 2011 Great year for bands made up of  one or a few guys and a bunch of keyboards from the likes of M83, Amtrac, Warm Ghost and The Bird Day. Also, much progressive noise coming from the likes of Opeth and 3, Machine Head getting better and... more

12/18/11 by  
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Anthrax Co-Headline Winter Tour with Testament and Death Angel

Anthrax Co-Headline Winter Tour with Testament and Death Angel

THE RETURN OF BRET’S RAMBLINGS (Highwire Daze writer Bret Miller presents his own take on music.  Read on…) Misfits of the Reagan Era were given a new soundtrack to there lives when five leather and denim-clad NYC kids called Anthrax started making noise in 1981.  Soon after, Joey Belladonna... more