Best Of 2015

THE ‘BEST OF 2015’ ON THE ROCK SOLID PRESSURE SHOW

Hey Fiends..Here’s the charting positions from our ‘Best Of’ special last night. Congratulations to all the bands that took honors this year. It was another amazing year for music. Here goes

*ALBUM OF THE YEAR:  ANURYZM: All Is Not For All (Melodic Revolution Records)

*SONG OF THE YEAR:  HOUSE OF THE DEAD by THE DOOD

*EP OF THE YEAR:  PSYKOTRIBE: Wicked White Lies (Willpower Ent)

*THE TOP 15 ALBUMS OF THE YEAR

  1. ANURYZM: All Is Not For All (Melodic Revolution Records)
  2. BARREN EARTH: On Lonely Towers (Century Media)
  3. KADAVER DOLLS: Machines Of Death (Willpower Ent)
  4. TEXAS HIPPIE COALITION: Ride On (Carved Records)
  5. PSYCHOSTICK: Revenge Of The Vengeance (Rock Ridge)
  6. THE HELL: Brutopia (Prosthetic Records)
  7. CRADLE OF FILTH: Hammer Of The Witches (Nuclear Blast)
  8. PROGRESSIVE CHEMISTRY: Out For Blood
  9. CROWBAR: Symmetry In Black (E1 Music)
  10. INTRONAUT: The Direction Of Last Things (Century Media)
  11. DRASTIC FALL (Melodic Revolution Records)
  12. FREEDOM HAWK: Into Your Mind (Small Stone Records)
  13. TEMPEST RISING: Transmutation
  14. IRON MAIDEN: The Book Of Souls (Parlophone Records)
  15. THE AGONIST: Eye Of Providence (Century Media)

We received quite a few late entries in December that we did not get a chance to spin yet. Most likely these releases will chart for our ‘Best Of 2016’ special next year..

* THE TOP 25 TRACKS OF THE YEAR

  1. HOUSE OF THE DEAD by THE DOOD
  2. THE MAZE by NIGHTINGALE (Inside Out Music)
  3. F*CKED by NONPOINT (Metal Blade Records)
  4. SEE YOU IN HELL by PETE BERWICK (Little Class Records)
  5. BREAKING OUT by RAVENEYE (Rook Records)
  6. LET ME BLEED by WORLDS DIVIDE
  7. STONED & HORNY by MURKY RED (Melodic Revolution Records)
  8. RUNNING SCARED by RISE 2 BRUTALITY
  9. THE HATCHLING by ILIUM (Nightmare Records)
  10. REACHING by AEGEA
  11. NO TIME FOR LOVE DR JONES by A LIGHT DIVIDED
  12. LOVE IS A GRAVE by 3 KISSES
  13. LEPERS AND LIARS by KRIADIAZ (Shark Sausage Records)
  14. THE LAST DROP FALLS by DREAMGRAVE
  15. VICTIM EYES by MEATSPACE
  16. KINGDOM OF SLAVES by LYNCH MOB (Frontiers Records)
  17. SPEED KILLS by THE CROWN (Century Media)
  18. UNLEASH HELL by MUST NOT KILL
  19. SUBLUNAR INVOCATION by TRAITORS GATE
  20. HIPSTER by TEN HIGH
  21. WARRIOR WITHIN by DESTINI BEARD/INFINITUS MORTUS
  22. CLOCK STRIKES 12 by JIRO (Mosrite Records)
  23. REFUGE OF LIES by DEATH REQUISITE
  24. ANCIENT ASTRONAUTS by SAINT DIABLO (Eclipse Records)
  25. WAGING WAR by SHATTERED SUN (Victory Records)

*THE TOP 5 EP’s OF THE YEAR

  1. PSYKOTRIBE: Wicked White Lies (Willpower Ent)
  2. CROWNED BY FIRE: Space Music For Cave People (Chrome Mountain)
  3. VAMPIRE: Cimmerian Shade (Century Media)
  4. FINAL CURSE: Sheryl Crow Camel Toe
  5. HALF TON HAMMER (Self Titled)

 

*CONCERT OF THE YEAR:  PSYCHOSTICK (State Theatre)

This was another extremely busy year in the field for us. So many great national concert events like PSYCHOSTICK (State Theatre), SOULFLY/SOILWORK (State Theatre), ANVIL (State Theatre), NAPALM DEATH / VOIVOD (State Theatre), CROBOT (Local 662), QUEENSRYCHE (State Theatre), ORGY (State Theatre), GILBY CLARKE (State Theatre), NONPOINT (State Theatre), FEAR FACTORY (State Theatre), DOYLE (State Theatre), JACKYL (State Theatre)..These are the shows we really had fun at. Although we had ‘tons’ of national concert events in 2015. Sometimes we don’t even like being there. Either the Tour Managers are dicks, or the band themselves rub us the wrong way. The national concerts listed above are events that remind us why we’re in this business in the first place. We had WAY too much fun at these events.. We do not pick ‘Concert Of The Year’ by attendance. We judge it by the overall enjoyment of the entire day and night. We would love to pick THE ROCK SOLID PRESSURE INDUSTRY SHOWCASE  as Concert Of The Year..because it always IS..EVERY YEAR (lol). That’s where all our hard work for the scene comes together every year..It’s our legacy, but we can’t name it Concert Of The Year, or we’d be doing that EVERY YEAR!! Same with the tons of local shows we’re involved with every week. We ALWAYS have fun at those events..well..mostly

We picked PSYCHOSTICK as Concert Of The Year because this event stands out as a magical night for us. The entire experience was fun. Our friends in DRASTIC FALL, THE DOOD, and COUNTED OUT were also on this show. So yeah, it was a huge party. It was also my birthday, and it was one of the best EVER!.

*HORROR MOVIE OF THE YEAR:  Eli Roth’s THE GREEN INFERNO

Ok, let it be said that 2015 was ALMOST as bad as 2014 for theatrically released Horror Films. We only saw FOUR movies that were even worth a mention..THE GREEN INFERNO, KRAMPUS, CRIMSON PEAK, and MAD MAX (Not really a horror film)..We chose THE GREEN INFERNO because Eli Roth’s homage to the 70’s Cannibal films TOTALLY BLEW US AWAY!! In a year that was so bad for Horror, this masterpiece of gore stood out like a severed thumb. Lets hope 2016 will be much better..

*Before we leave 2015 behind entirely, we’d like to raise a final toast to all the great musicians we lost in 2o15…Our personal friends STEVEN McCORMICK (Traitors Gate), CRAIG GRUBER (Rainbow, Elf), DAVID VAN LANDING (MSG, Crimson Glory) and these other incredible musicians LEMMY, PHIL TAYLOR, AJ PERO, FRANK WATKINS, SCOTT CLENDENIN, CHRIS SQUIRE,, SCOTT WEILAND, BOB BURNS, EDDIE HARDIN, ANTHONY VALENTINE, CARSTEN HEUSMANN, JUSTIN LANE, RYAN SHUTLER, CRAIG HUFFMAN, MATS OLAUSSON and all the other great musicians we lost in 2015. We also lost Horror Movie icons CHRISTOPHER LEE, WES CRAVEN, GUNNAR HANSEN..We salute you all and will remember you forever..

*LIVE EVENTS THIS WEEK

Friday 1/8 (Local 662) FREE SHOW featuring UNDERTONE, SAHE, AMERICAN GREED, SHOTGLASS SERENADE, DETHSTAR THRIVE. Doors 7pm

Saturday 1/9 (State Theatre) LOCAL LOCKDOWN featuring SUNSHINE & BULLETS, FROM THIS FIRE, RISING DOWN, OTHERWORLD, ALL HAIL THE QUEEN, NYAMI MOIRE..Doors 7pm

That’s it..We’ll cya in the field… J-Rock

http://www.RockSolidPressure.com

 

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