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Interview: John Garcia – “Hopefully one day we might do another Kyuss record”

July 20th, 2010

Is ‘living legend’ an over-used phrase? Not when you’re talking about John Garcia it isn’t. We sent Amit Sharma to interrogate stoner rock’s standard-bearer when he played at the Electric Ballroom in Camden, earlier this month.

Sometimes, even with the benefit of hindsight, it seems almost impossible to gauge the true impact of a band. Kyuss are a classic example of that. For mainstream rock audiences, the name is nothing but a footnote in the pre-Queens of the Stone Age career of one Josh Homme. For fans of music just a little heavier, Kyuss was the keystone of an early 90s renaissance in stoner riff-worship. It’s the strength of that legacy that has seen John Garcia, former frontman of the band, touring Europe this summer playing nothing but Kyuss songs.

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New Slipknot All Hope Is Gone masks unveiled

July 1st, 2008

Slipknot Purgatory Masks

Slipknot (pictured above in their controversial purgatory masks) have revealed their brand new masks for the All Hope Is Gone era.

Are these the scariest Slipknot masks ever? Are they the most detailed? Where do you think they got their inspiration from?

There’s not really much else to say, so take a look at the full gallery and tell us what you think below.

Slipknot All Hope Is Gone masks gallery:

‘Psychosocial’ will be released on 7 July 2008 and All Hope Is Gone will be released on 25 August 2008 on Roadrunner Records


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