Metal bassist ruptures testicle on stage, keeps playing


Dutch band Delain

 December 2, 2014

There’s been many gruesome feats done by musicians on stage: Iggy Pop gouged his skin with broken glass, while Ozzy Osbourne bit the head off a bat. However, Dutch symphonic metal outfit Delain might have them all beat with their immense commitment to the trope “the show must go on.”It’s tradition for Delain to launch confetti cannons during their song “The Gathering”. Typically they’ve done this without any incident, but during a show in Birmingham, England last week, bassist Otto Schimmelpenninck found himself taking a shot straight to the groin. Despite the pain and bleeding, Schimmelpenninck finished out the show.In a subsequent Facebook status, Schimmelpenninck revealed that after the show his scrotum had ballooned up to the size of a grapefruit. He was quickly rushed to a hospital where they removed 500 ML of blood from his scrotum and had his ruptured testicle stitched up. He described the event as “one of the most unpleasant adventures I’ve ever had to endure.”You can see surprisingly not gruesome footage of the performance below.

True to the story,Schimmelpenninck seems initially unfazed by the incident.


Published on Nov 27, 2014

Dutch group Delain performing The Gathering at the O2 Academy in Birmingham on 26th November 2014.





OBN III’s new track “Uncle Powderbag”



Thinking back to the first punk shows as a teen, I remember having both a sense of fear and respect for the frontmen on stage. Their animal-like behavior felt carnivorous; they sounded too dangerous to contain. As years went by, that illusion gradually faded away. However, upon listening to OBN III’s new track “Uncle Powderbag”, the latest single for the band’s upcoming album Third Time To Harm out May 27 via Tic Tac Totally Records, I’ve come to experience that same sense of unhinged energy from those old basement shows.

Vocalist and guitarist Orville Bateman Neeley III embodies, to quote The Gun Club, the image of “an Elvis from hell”. His southern drawl sneers devilishly over relentless and rigid guitar riffs, maintaining the same blistering energy throughout.

While the band’s sound feels reminiscent of ’80s punk, the attitude feels like a callback to Iggy Pop himself with Neeley’s electric persona front in center. Check it out below:

For more sounds, check out OBN III’s other single “No Worries“.

Is Josh Homme a Badass? Yes, he is!

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If we learned anything from Queens of the Stone Age‘s recent “Smooth Sailing” music video, it’s that Josh Homme is about as badass as his songs make him out to be. But that’s not the only piece of evidence. The QOTSA, Kyuss, and Them Crooked Vultures affiliate is known to speak his mind and has given us some rather epic moments over the years — that is, when he’s not hanging out with Alex Turner of the Arctic Monkeys. Following suit with our recent overview of Dave Grohl through images, check out these photos and GIFs that capture Homme at his very best.