Thursday, September 11, 2008

Dino-Metal

It's cool when readers send in their band's stuff to be included in the Hearse, especially when it's good. Such is the case with Shelby's band Cretaceous. Cretaceous do what should have been fucking obvious to everyone from day one, play primitive metal about goddamn dinosaurs. I mean, what could be a more perfect union than thundering prehistoric lizards and thundering prehistoric riffs? Also of note is the fact that Mike (ex Scurvy Dogs, ex Phantom Limbs) plays drums and drew that excellent cover of the San Francisco skyline overrun by dinosaurs as panic-stricken headbangers look on. As for the music, it's sort of crusty punky early Death Metal. Think Autopsy and old Carcass meeting up to write a paper on raptors. Oh, and some amazing song titles like "Terrordactyl" and "Megaladon of the Dead." Thanks, Shelby. Your band is killer.

30 comments:

Troy said...

those damn M4A files,Curse them....

braintourniquet said...

ugh!s & guts, mate.
the hearse is a fidel servant.
R.I.P. Witchhunter

Aesop said...

Can anyone help Troy convert M4as to Mp3s?

He needs to hear this demo.

Jake Thee Pope said...

Why don't I get cool shit like this sent to me??! It's always half-baked stoner bullshit or irony-laced alt. rock (even after I mentioned "if you count Ween or REM among your influences, FUCK OFF!!"). Regardless, very cool idea, and I concur that it shoulda been so fucking obvious, 1000's of bands shoulda been penning odes to thee Allosaurus by now.

Anonymous said...

If you like this, you'll definitely be stoked on Tarpit. Dinosaur-themed doom/sludge from Maryland. I think Amoeba still has some copies of the LP.

skullgrid said...

Allosaurus? ok... but what about Ankylosaurus???? any creature with a mace for a tail and a back covered in spikes is just about as badass as it gets in my book ;)

thanks as usual, to both Shelby and Aesop, for bringin us this slice. killer indeed.

Aesop said...

Damn, I wish I had a mace for a tail.

Shelby said...

In my humble opinion, the most metal dinosaurs would have to be Sarcosuchus, Spinosaurus Aegypticus, and the mighty Carnotaurus sastreii. Google 'em.

Shelby said...

Actually, I take that back. Sarcosuchus was a giant crocodile, meaning it walked with its legs splayed out to the side, rendering it unclassifiable as a dinosaur (dinosaurs, by definition walk with their legs directly underneath them). A foolish mistake on my part. But look at the size of the jaws on that thing! Brutal.
http://boneclones.com/images/BC_156-lg_web.jpg

chrisc said...

great concept:dinosaurs are great,metal is great,so you can't go wrong with these two elements.i am eager to give this a listen.

DiNo said...

Dino-Metal? Now how cool is that? ;) And then read something about the Allosaurus and Ankylosaurus? And don't forget the Pterodactylus on the cover - death from above! ;)

Shelby said...

Close runners up: Irritator challengeri and Stygimoloch spiniferi. (Stygimoloch= "Horned devil from the river of Death"). Metal indeed.

Nathan Nothin said...

Aesop,

great stuff, keep it cumming.

just saw yer two comments (Food King & ByProducts). you can re-post anything you find over at NSS (just give me a mention.

Late,
Nate

Troy said...

Thanks Aesop,I've tried everything within my computers power to convert these.I even went to Staples and looked at audio conversion software.I found 1 by Cakewalk for $40.00 bucks and I can't afford it yet and I'm not sure it would even work. Can you play Mp3's on realplayer cuz if you can I would use that instead of WMP. I tried Limewire but that is getting me nowhere.Lokking for something cheap and easy....................Troy

Aesop said...

Damn, Shelby knows his dinosaurs.

Troy said...

Aesop, I found a free convertor:

http://www.maniactools.com/soft/m4a-to-mp3-converter/

Now I can go back and dl the rest of the posts. That is exciting.

By the way,this demo is pretty cool.
That is my kind of Death Metal

Aesop said...

Awesome news, Troy. You got a full night ahead of you.

shockazulu said...

Hey Troy,

Thanks for posting that converter. I just downloaded it and it works great. Now I can go get that Kreator...

nano247 said...

this shit is cool

Aesop said...

Ain't it though? Another great SF metal band. We are lucky to be here, eh?

nano247 said...

yes we are
and as much as it was a drag living in Madison, it was a great time to be a teenager, everything was new, and i was in a new place, when i'd come back here to visit all my friends were still doing the same shit at the same places, i got to see a bunch of shit i never would have seen had i not gotten kicked out of my step dads house,
but i realy had taken for granted the Bay Area
when i had left (in 1983, got back in 91) Mabuhay Gardeens was still kickin as well as The Stone on Broadway, Ruthies, and The Farm,
now a days its soo awesom to get that same feeling of closeness with such incredible bands and people!!!
and there was a Flyer for

paris said...

That's so totally metal. Way to go!

Doomstin said...

FUCK this shit is great! Dino-Deth, it kinda has a Flesh Parade feel. Don't pass this one up. You will be missing out. I just DLed last night and have listened to it like 10 times thru.

Grk! said...

Good doss, this. Can definitely hear Bill & Jeff in the vocals. Makes me wish I still had all my plastic dinos. Ta!

TRANCEFORMATION said...

I'm a long time hearse rider and have a band too. wanna hear it?

http://www.mediafire.com/?sharekey=34c32ca2f1f25f3cd2db6fb9a8902bda

i'll add the cover when i get my scanner working

RyGar said...

This is awesome! Thanks.

TRANCEFORMATION said...

ooops, try this link! the other one just went to my folder.

http://www.mediafire.com/?dvel53oojcm

TRANCEFORMATION said...

heres the cover
http://www.mediafire.com/?mu0mljjj8en

tanakabaka said...

I can never understand fucking lyrics. I like this record a LOT. All I've heard so far is, "A long time a-goooo!" This one would be fun to read lyrics along with... Okay, this is what I hear for "Tsunami Blood":

"Dead bugs looking at the guy
Look at all the flies look at all their eyes

Snow peas
Snow pee blood (This HAS to be Tsunami Blood !!”)

There is humorous league
Soperific humorous league
The ocean is trampling in his pudding
The ocean breeze popping up fish
Guaranteed on the road
Hence he’s overcost coat is old
Human hoods human breed
Oy, Bobby’s puttin’ his voice folder in me..."

I wish I were hearing something more than the Crazy Person's First Reader. I really wish I were hearing about dinosaurs even though my favorite one no longer doesn't exist (Brontosaurus, the mythical brontosaurus) (sp?). And I alway love the evil bat/wart hog octave singing.

Grk! said...

Still bloody great! \m/