You know, the less I say about this topic the better, but apparently spazz-core, Hot Topic favorites Iwrestledabearonce are now … black metal.
They claim they’re tired of getting lumped in with the whatever-core bands. Uh, kids. You think this is going to change things? You think you’re going to land that Wolves in the Throne Room or Enslaved tour? Think maybe Immortal will bring you guys in for support on the next tour. No and no. You’ll probably be touring with the same whatever-core bands from which you choose to distance yourselves. This is a big sham to move records. Yay, marketing!
I promise this will be the last time this band ever gets mentioned on this site, but this is so absurd, I have to point it out. I’m pretty much expecting this is all going to turn out to be some kind of a joke. I don’t think Euronymous took a knife to the skull for bands such as these to build yet another new trend for mindless kids (who are not to blame … they’re kids) to emulate. Well, then again, I guess the Mayhem leader kind of did that himself. If you want to see the photos of the band, there’s a link below. There’s also a link to the full story from Blabbermouth if you really must.
So yeah, there’s an “evil” new logo complete with UPSIDE-DOWN CROSS! And the corpse paint! Now I’m going to have to see mall kids dressed like early ’90s Norwegians? I’m never going to a shopping mall again if that’s the case. Sorry to end this day on such a down note. I have to go for a walk.
To see these ridiculous photos (remember all those black metal bands with all the gratuitous cleavage shots?), go here: http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10150179846677517.299321.9144692516
For the Blabbermouth story, go here: http://www.roadrunnerrecords.com/blabbermouth.net/news.aspx?mode=Article&newsitemID=158257bastardized