Posts tagged Metal

Day: 1130

Shirt: Queens Of the Stone Age - Ignoring The Worlds Problems Since 1998 Tour

Color:  Black

Brand: Cygnus

Source: After this band really nailing it on Rated R only a few years later they released Songs For The Deaf, a record that was so damn good it was impossible not to like.  i feel like from song 1 it grabbed you by the face and got your attention.   Sure having Dave Grohl sit in on Drums didn’t hurt either.  but man this album is fucking good, its one of those albums that have to be listened to as loud as possible in order to get the full effect of it.  and it was just a great example of what a good songwriter and arranger Josh Homme was…er i mean IS.  I think when people Idolize Lemmy for being an embodiment of Rock N Roll i kinda laugh.  yeah that dude is punk and lives the lifestyle but i could use a few more good songs out of him first before i go putting up a statue.  

Homme is like a combination of Lemmy, Page and Elvis all rolled up into one.  the punkness of Lemmy , the swagger and song writing skills of Elvis and the chops of Jimmy Page.  i dare you to debate this.  I  feel quite certain i will buy every QOTSA album if he keep smacking them.  I haven’t heard a bad one yet..and you all know how i feel about his last album which i think is the best album he has ever made to date.   

Day: 1129
Shirt: Mastodon - Crack The Skye Tour
Color:  Black
Brand: Hanes Heavyweight
Source: Its funny that when i sit here in pain i keep wearing Metal shirts.  maybe that says something about my mental state of mind currently.  

Day: 1129

Shirt: Mastodon - Crack The Skye Tour

Color:  Black

Brand: Hanes Heavyweight

Source: Its funny that when i sit here in pain i keep wearing Metal shirts.  maybe that says something about my mental state of mind currently.  

Day: 1127

Shirt: Slayer - World Sacrafice Tour ‘89

Color:  Black

Brand: Hanes Heavyweight

Source: Im not always in Pain, but when i am i listen to Slayer. …. that my imitation of a XX Beer commercial.  yesterday skating i for some reason slipped out on doing a cab to pivot fake on the mini ramp and my board slid right out form under me.  thus sending my ribs right to the coping…and it hurt bad.  real bad.  going to DR today so ill find out in a bit.    No body says it better than Grosso.  

Day: 1115

Shirt: Iron Maiden - California Tour 2012

Color:  Black

Brand: Hanes

Source:  Maiden has got the shirt game on lock.  these dudes are masters.  i guess when you sell as much merch as they do you have the luxury of making a different shirt for each state you visit.  i mean look at this shirt below.  1982.  fucking 82! they have been killing it since then.  I’m amazed when more bands don’t catch on.  

its like now i noticed bands are offering shirts with your name customized on the back.  thats a little extreme for me, but i gotta think that you double or triple your chance of someone buying a shirt when you taylor it to something they love, like their own town.  people get so dumb for that shit.  when people refer to a team they like as “their team” iron maiden would be “their band” in every city.

i guess you need an icon in order to do this..or at least it helps when you have an Eddie, Milo or Allroy you can incorporate.  PS Chris Shary if you are ever hurting for ideas for Tour shirts just google some maiden ones, i feel like they have done them all.  i won’t lie tho, if you made a Milo version of this shirt i would buy 2.  maybe 3.

my hat goes off to this band for figuring it out and pioneering the merch business of localization.  i guess this is why they can fucking afford their own plane Ed Force One

Day: 1087
Shirt: Slayer - Pentagram Crest
Color:  White / Black
Brand: Gilden
Source:  i forgot to post this up yesterday, but all i really have to say is that in 20 years this image will still be a classic, in 40 even more of a classic.  i hope this design never dies.  i hope it goes down in history like the Rolling Stones tongue logo.   

Day: 1087

Shirt: Slayer - Pentagram Crest

Color:  White / Black

Brand: Gilden

Source:  i forgot to post this up yesterday, but all i really have to say is that in 20 years this image will still be a classic, in 40 even more of a classic.  i hope this design never dies.  i hope it goes down in history like the Rolling Stones tongue logo.   

Day: 1053
Shirt: Slayer - Diabolus North American Tour ‘98

Color:  Black

Brand: Winterland

Source:  Sorry almost forgot to post this one today.  seems like forever since i broke out a Slayer shirt.  you can never have to many slayer shirts FYI

Day: 1045
Shirt: King Diamond - The Eye

Color:  Purple

Brand: Gilden ultra Cotton

Source:  Big big congrats to funfunfunfest for booking and bringing over the Prince of  Darkeness (And many other great bands) th eAustin this year.  once again they nailed a great lineup but most of it is surpassed by the King himself making an appearance.  so stoked.  line up and ticket info below.  don’t miss this one.  

King Diamond by Minor Thread on Grooveshark

Day: 1043
Shirt: Metallica, Guns N’ Roses, Faith No More - North American Tour 1992

Color:  Black

Brand: Sportswear

Source:  I look at this shirt and part of me thinks its awesome and i love the combo tour shirt.  so cool, it never happens anymore.  and jesus what a fucking monolithic tour.  people in 92 must’ve lost their shit.  i know i did. 

then the other part of my brain kicks in.  the one that has worked with bands like this and my head starts to hurt.  Like the back and forth about which one of these bitches go tot be billed on top…Metallica is on top , fuck that, then GNR gets to be on top on back.  if GNR is on top on back then the Metallica logo on back needs to be 10% bigger cause we Metallica has sold more records….

that kind of bickering really goes on.  while Faith No More gets whatever they get if they are lucky.  and on this tour they got replaced by Motorhead so there is that. 

agh the politics of it all. 

Day: 1008Shirt: Iron Maiden - A Matter of Life And DeathColor:  BlackBrand: Alstyle Apparel
Source:  There are no bad Maiden shirts really.  Im sure there are exceptions to that rule, but i would really almost wear any Maiden shirt.  Fact

Day: 1008
Shirt: Iron Maiden - A Matter of Life And Death
Color:  Black
Brand: Alstyle Apparel

Source:  There are no bad Maiden shirts really.  Im sure there are exceptions to that rule, but i would really almost wear any Maiden shirt.  Fact

Day: 942
Shirt: Dio - Sacred Heart Tour 1985
Color:  Black
Brand: Hanes 100% Cotton
Source:  I have wanted a good Dio shirt for as long as i have been listening to music.  i had always been hoping to find some amazing Holy Diver tour shirt but it never seemed to happen, so Sacred Heart was a solid second. the real selling point however was that it came from the collection of Rocket from the Crypt, OFF!, Earthless, Hot Snakes, 411 Drummer and ex Alva pro skateboarder Mario Rubalcaba.  

Not only was he kind of the first skateboarder too with to music he was really one of my favorite drummers of my era.  he kills it, plays it amazing bands and always has that vibe of a punk rock kid who grew up and got lucky and found his dream job.  so when he started to put his shirt collection up on eBay cause as he says “his burrito, Del Taco and pizza addition” is making it impossible for him to fit into anything anymore.  So a DIO shirt owned by Rubalcaba maybe worn during some sweet live shows, yeah man I’m down for sure.  He is continuing to unload all these amazing shirts so if you want to scope them out and you are a Large or maybe a big MED check them all out here.

Thanks Mario!

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