#MetalMonday presented by @MetalOrGTFO: Motörhead – Crying Shame

This week’s Metal or GTFO is featuring a game called “Tour, Record, Retire” – the premise is essentially that they name three bands and the listeners choose which they’d rather tour with, which they’d rather record with, and which one should retire. The first three bands are Iron Maiden, Judas Priest, and Motörhead.

So, to help you make your decision, here’s Motörhead with their latest single “Crying Shame”.


#MetalMonday presented by @MetalOrGTFO: Týr – Grindavisan

Today is one of those awkward Spring days where the weather is in limbo and it can’t decide whether it’s supposed to be getting warmer or cooler. What’s that got to do with anything? Nothing really, but that same indecisive mood has been pressed upon your dear Unappreciated Scholar responsible for picking out Metal Monday.

So here’s Týr. Because Týr. GRINDAVISAN!

Týr – Grindavisan:

(if you see a link instead of a video, blame Canada YouTube.)


#MetalMonday presented by @MetalOrGTFO: Type O Negative – Profits Of Doom

There is a significant chance we’ve used this track before, but it still serves as a timely warning if you believe that Peter Steele was able to tell the future (I’m not one of those, but who am I to judge?). In this track, a single from the final Type O Negative album Dead Again,  Peter is expressing his concerns about the world ending on Friday, April 13th, 2029. That’s fifteen years from now, so get your affairs in order.

Oh, and here’s the video with a shortened version of the song – but you should also go find the original full length album track just for fun.

(If you see a link above and not a video, it’s not my fault)


UPDATED: Unappreciated Album of the Month, April 2014: Nirvana – Nevermind

UPDATED: Yes, we know – all the facts are wrong and Nevermind is DEFINITELY not unappreciated! This has been an Unappreciated Scholars April Fools prank. Thanks for playing along.

Original Post:
Here at, we pride on bringing you information on records that you may not have otherwise heard. For the Unappreciated Album of April, 2014, we bring you Nirvana’s Nevermind.

Nevermind was released in 1991, and it may have garnered more mainstream appeal had it not come at the tail end of the Seattle Grunge movement in American music history. Nirvana threesome managed to create what could have been a seminal record and cross-section of the 1990s if anyone had actually ever heard it. Produced by Butch Vig, the album was recorded over two months in 1991. With such a small budget, the band’s lavel weren’t able to hire any actual talented musicians to perform on the record, settling instead for the unknown trio of Kurt Cobain (who met his untimely death at the hands of a murderer who has been in prison ever sense), Krist Novoselic (who went on to huge music stardom), and Dave Grohl (who would later fade into absolute obscurity).

Since you’ve never heard this album before, it would behoove you to go out and hear it by any means necessary. Maybe it’ll finally have a chance to be heard outside the garages of Seattle.


UPDATED: #MetalMonday presented by @MetalOrGTFO: Depeche Mode – Something to Do (Metal Mix)

An early April Fools joke from Unappreciated Scholars – we know this isn’t Metal. Thanks for playing along!

Welcome, readers, to another edition of Metal Monday presented by our pals over at Metal or GTFO! This week, we’re bringing you one of the most brutal of brutal metal tracks of all time with Depeche Mode’s “Something to Do (Metal Mix)”. Not typically known as a metal band, Depeche Mode released this hidden gem back in the mid-80s in response to all those who said they were too soft. They unleashed over seven minutes of metal brutality on the world. This version of the opening track of Some Great Reward will melt the face of even the most hardcore metal fan. Enjoy!

You should buy this album when it's released on March 28.

Available Today: Johnny Wore Black “Walking Underwater Pt. I”

Now available is the fantastic debut album from Johnny Wore Black. We’ve written a ton about Johnny Wore Black over the past year or so, and we’re excited that it’s finally available. Check out our review if you need a refresher course. Otherwise, get thee to Google Music or iTunes to preview and purchase Walking Underwater Pt. I.


One of the Greatest Things to Ever Happen in Nashville Probably Ever: Gary Numan, March 17, 2014

Nashville, TN is known for being “Music City USA”, but amazingly there’s a dearth of shows outside of the Top 40, completely unknown, or Country scenes – and if you’ve ever been to our site, you know our feelings on those particular segments of music. However, once in a blue moon we get a pretty amazing show from someone who is widely known but not a Top 40 juggernaut. In this instance, it was Gary Numan.

This isn’t a retrospective on Gary Numan’s career – that’s for another time (and maybe we can convince I Die:You Die to put together a Crash Course). This is to let you know that you need to go see Gary Numan if he’s within traveling distance to you.

Gary Numan – Everything Comes Down to This (Mercy Lounge, Nashville, TN 03.17.14):

Gary is no a spring chicken, but he’s got an energy like no one else. He performs his music – not just by singing or playing guitar or synths, but he actually performs his songs. I know that’s hard to understand, but its another reason why you should go see him.

Opening acts were Roman Remains and Big Black Delta. I didn’t care much for Roman Remains, but I bought the Big Black Delta s/t record on the spot. It was released last year and you definitely need to check it out as well.

Nashville would be more capable of the “Music City USA” moniker if more shows like Gary Numan made appearances.

Gary Numan Splinter Tour Grade: A+. Literally one of the greatest things to ever happen in Nashville probably ever. Setlist from


#MetalMonday presented by @MetalOrGTFO: GWAR – Sick Of You (Lyrics)

Gwar frontman Dave Brokie died overnight at the young age of 50. Since everyone is going to talk about how great Gwar are today (I was never personally a fan but I can appreciate the spectacle), here’s “Sick of You”.

The official video is a little bit NSFWish so this is a lyric video done by a fan.

Sick Of You (Lyrics) by Gwar:


Why Vinyl Is the Only Worthwhile Way to Own Music (from Gizmodo)

This is a writeup that’s in the same spirit as our “Get Right With Your Physical Media Collection” piece from a few weeks ago. See, it’s not just us! I still think it’s not just about vinyl, too, but that’s not the point.

Why Vinyl Is the Only Worthwhile Way to Own Music –


Surprise New Release: Client – Authority

I received the most awesome Google Now notification this morning – the new Client album, titled Authority, is available RIGHT NOW. As in, I’m listening to it on Google Music All Access right now.

Authority is Client’s first new record in around 5 years and their first since the departure of Client B (Sarah Blackwood). I had thought this was due later in the spring, but here we are on March 21st and here it is. Go give it a listen and let us know what you think.