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Zombie at the Roxy on the Sunset Strip (April 8, 2016)

I got to see to Rob Zombie at the Roxy. Never would have thought I would see him in a five hundred capacity venue. I guess you could say I got really lucky to get a ticket for such an intimate show.

The show started right at 9:00 opening with White Zombie’s “More Human Than a Human.” He played for an hour and a half, which included an encore of three songs. Not bad for a rehearsal type gig. Zombie told the crowd, “We’ve been rehearsing all week and our rehearsal space is bigger than the Roxy.” With that being said, Zombie had no major stage props so the focus was on him and his band. His current line-up is bassist Piggy D., drummer Ginger Fish and guitarist John 5.

Zombie made his way into the crowd which made everyone just want to get even closer to him. So much so he apparently bumped his head a few times with cells phones that people were holding up. He asked the crowd to give him five minutes without a phone in the air; he wanted everyone to feel what it was like in a club twenty years ago. “Learn to have fun!,” he said. John 5 had a cool looking yellow lava like guitar that had yellow glow in the dark liquid running through it. John 5 also had the attention of the crowd over his face makeup and masks throughout the gig.

So I had always wondered about the song ‘Sick Bubblegum,” where the name of the song came from. Well he gave a quick explanation that night. It was an interview he heard from his friend Johnny Ramone. Johnny was describing the Ramones’ music and said, “bubblegum, sick bubblegum.” Zombie really liked that and wrote it down. After that he released huge round bubblegum looking balloons as the band played “Sick Bubblegum.”

Zombie also had a surprise special guest, Glenn Danzig. They did a cover of the Misfits “Vampira”.

No doubt that the band is ready to hit the road and promote the release of The Electric Warlock Acid Witch Satanic Orgy Celebration Dispenser, which is being released on April 29, 2016. Zombie will be on tour with Korn on the Return of the Dreads Tour.

Oh, did I mention that the gig was being taped? Zombie didn’t say what the footage would be used for.

Got to say the show did not lack energy!!!



Here is the setlist.
1. More Human Than Human
2. Dead City Radio and the New Gods of Supertown
3. Superbeast
4. Living Dead Girl
5. Well, Everybody’s Fucking in a U.F.O.
6. Thunder Kiss ’65
7. We’re an American Band
8. Get Your Boots On! That’s the End of Rock and Roll
9. Sick Bubble-Gum
10. The Hideous Exhibitions of a Dedicated Gore Whore
11. House of 1000 Corpses
12. Demonoid Phenomenon
13. In the Age of the Consecrated Vampire We All Get High
14. Never Gonna Stop (The Red, Red Kroovy)
15. Teenage Nosferatu Pussy
16. Vampira (Misfits cover with Glenn Danzig)
17. Dragula
18. Scum of the Earth
19. Meet the Creeper
20. Ging Gang Gong De Do Gong De Laga Raga


Published by Zyner, on April 13th, 2016 at 1:55 pm. Filed under: metal,rock. | No Comments |

We Are Both Still Around and We Will Start Posting Once Again!!!

We have several up coming concerts we will be attending and will be sharing our experience and thoughts with you all.  In the meantime I will start posting the shows we have tickets for.

I have to say seeing our last post about Wayne Static just hurts. You may have noticed I’ve seen Static-X and Wayne a shit ton of times. The greats just die and that’s the way music goes. It’s time to bring some positivity around here. \m/

Zyner y Qmüngoüs

Published by Zyner, on April 6th, 2016 at 3:43 pm. Filed under: metal,rock. | No Comments |

Solo Static

Wayne Static @ The Key Club 10/10/11

For the millionth time seeing Wayne, I got to spend the night with birthday girl Jaelythe and Edweirdo. But this show was different than all the others. It was the first tour of Wayne Static as a solo artist. He has said he wanted to make an album with no compromise and Pighammer is the result.

Now the drummers and guitarists have come and gone, but the other piece of the Static-X puzzle that had remained constant was Tony Campos on bass. I feel that he has always been as much of a part of the band as Wayne has and not seeing him on the stage that night was a little heartbreaking. Still, the vibe of a Static-X show remained. The band is different but the crowd is not. We all came back to support Wayne.

The set consisted mostly of classic Static-X tracks with something played from every studio release . Only Assassins of Youth and Static Killer were played from the new Pighammer album. The Only made it’s way back to the setlist after not being played for a few tours. Between songs Wayne still called for shots brought out by his fully clothed wife, Tera Wray. She was also out dancing with her girlfriends during songs.

This tour and album are Wayne Static’s way of declaring himself King of Evil Disco. If you were ever a fan of Static-X, do yourself a favor and check out the Pighammer album.



Published by Qmungous, on October 13th, 2011 at 4:01 pm. Filed under: industrial,metal. | No Comments |

Manila Time

Journey @ Verizon Wireless Ampitheater 7/23/11

Sa isang bagong inilabas na album, Eclipse, Journey, Foreigner at Night Ranger nasa calsada uli. Kapag muli ang asawa at ako ay bumalik sa Irvine upang makita si Kuya Arnel kumanta para sa mahusay na banda na Amerikano. Muli sila makapagsimula naglalaro Separate Ways habang ako ay sa banyo. Sa susunod na taon na kami ay sa oras. Tulad sa karamihang kanta ay nagmula sa Escape at Eclipse na album. Strangely, walang kanta sa album na Revelation nilaro. Sana na rinig ko Never Walk Away at After All These Years. Hulaan ko na sila ay upang gumawa ng room para sa setlist para sa pinaka magaling pagtugtog ng Who’s Crying Now? Ang katapusan solo ay sobrang maganda nais ko hindi matapos. Yung tono ni Neal Schon ay pinakamahusay na narinig ko at tumugotog matigas din yung banda. Ginawa mananampalataya ang unang timers si Arnel Pineda, karamihan kumakanta kasama sa kanya. Siya ay dito upang manatili at sana marami pang albums sundin.

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Thanks to EAGLEROXXX for the translation!


Published by Qmungous, on July 26th, 2011 at 2:15 pm. Filed under: rock. | 1 Comment |


Rammstein @ Jimmy Kimmel 5/19/11

I hadn’t seen Rammstein since 2001 at the Pledge of Allegiance Tour so I was really excited to see them. They had been banned from the United States for nearly a decade and you could feel the excitement as we waited in line to be let in to the venue. I don’t think I have ever waited so long to see a band at the Jimmy Kimmel show as I did that day. We even got to hear the sound check.

The band was introduced by Jimmy Kimmel and they opened with their classic “Du Hast” complete with massive displays of open flames and fireworks. You could feel the heat from the flames even though I wasn’t that close to the stage! Till Lindemann had some crazy flamethrower gun that he used to set a roadie on fire during their performance of “Du Hast”.

I think it was the first time ever that a band has had pyrotechnics on the Jimmy Kimmel show and it was awesome. The band was GREAT!

Set List
1. Du Hast
2. Feuer Frei
3. Sonne
4. Keine Lust
5. Ich Will

Oh, and in case you are wondering the roadie is okay.



Published by Zyner, on July 13th, 2011 at 10:58 pm. Filed under: industrial,metal. | No Comments |

Making (Guest) Monsters

Combichrist @ The Galaxy Theater 5/19/2011

With a night off between opening for Rammstein, Combichrist gave the fans a special treat headlining The Galaxy in Santa Ana. And they weren’t alone. Brandan Schieppati from Bleeding Through came out to sing his part in Follow the Trail of Blood. Gen from Genitorturers made her cameo for Kickstart the Fight. For the encore, Sin Quirin of one of the opening bands (The Great Americon) finished off the show.

Speaking of Genitorturers, Combichrist introduced their new guitar player Abbey Nex who has been in Genitorturers and most recently Psyclon Nine. He fits in the band well and I hope they start recording future albums with guitar on them (live drums too for that matter). I just hope they don’t follow the path of Psyclon Nine and try to go full metal. With Andy you’ll never know.

At this point I think I’ve lost track of how many times I’ve seen Combichrist. The live show just keeps getting better. Because of this, I make every effort to see them play whenever they come to town, even if they’re opening for Tiger Army…


1. Shut Up and Swallow
2. Just Like Me
3. Follow the Trail of Blood
4. Tonight I Woke to the Rain of Blood
5. Electrohead
6. Throat Full of Glass
7. Get Your Body Beat
8. Blut Royale
9. Deathbed
10. Scarred
11. Fuckmachine
12. I Want Your Blood
13. Slave to Machine
14. Fuck That Shit
15. Never Surrender
16. Kickstart the Fight
17. What the Fuck is Wrong With You?

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Published by Qmungous, on May 23rd, 2011 at 4:43 pm. Filed under: goth,industrial. | 4 Comments |

Fuck The Songs

Peter Murphy @ The Mayan Theater 3/14/2011

After opening his set with three new tracks, Murphy’s proclamation was just as the title says.

“Fuck the songs,” he said.

Then he started chatting with the people in the front row as if he knew them forever. Joking of course, they jumped into Disappearing and continued rocking the show. They did a good mix of Bauhaus and solo material, including Strange Kind of Love with Bela Lugosi’s Dead lyrics sung at the end. Peter also sang Nine Inch Nails’ Hurt, which he dedicated to Danny Lohner who was in the audience. Also sang as a dedication was the final song of the night All We Ever Wanted Was Everything, which was requested by a newly married couple.

While the guitars sounded amazing with just a perfect crunch tone, the rest of the audio didn’t get the same treatment. It was a little distracting seeing the bass player keep arguing with the sound guy to get turned up, or turned down, or to keep the levels where they were. Peter will always sound amazing though, regardless of the acoustics at the venue. He has the most distinct and powerful voice of the genre, and definitely one of the greatest of all music.


Published by Qmungous, on March 15th, 2011 at 2:13 pm. Filed under: goth. | 2 Comments |

Supernatural Santana: A Trip Through the Hits

Santana @ The Joint 1/7/2011

You know how some people make a “bucket list”; well I kinda have one with bands. Carlos Santana has been on my list and honestly I don’t know why it took me so long to finally see him. He is one of the greatest guitarists ever.

I saw Santana at The Joint in Las Vegas on my birthday! (I have to say it was one of my best birthdays ever.) The Joint has quickly become one of my favorite places to see bands.

The show’s not all about Carlos, his band is amazing!

The show features songs that span the performer’s entire career. The set list includes everything from “Evil Ways,” Santanas’s first Top 10 hit , including “Into the Night,” “Maria Maria,” “Jingo,” “Black Magic Woman,” “Oye Como Va,” (Tito Puente cover) as well as “Black and Black” (AC/DC cover) and “Sunshine of Your Love” (Cream cover). The show runs about two hours full of non-stop music.

The show gives homage to Santana’s Woodstock-era, with the current band playing “Soul Sacrifice” on stage as video showed Santana playing on stage at Yasgur’s farm. Watching the video and listening to the music totally felt like a blast to the past. Not that I was at age to be at the Woodstock festival on Aug. 15, 1969.

He did get a little talkative during “A Love Supreme,” asking, “What’s more important than peace?” and urging President Barack Obama to legalize marijuana.

I strongly suggest that if you haven’t seen Carlos Santana to ask yourself, “What the f**k am I waiting for?”


Set List
1. Electric Jungle/Jingo
2. Love of My Life
3. Aye Aye Aye/Para los Rumberos
4. Maria Maria
5. Foo Foo
6. Corazón Espinado
7. Europa (Earth’s Cry, Heaven’s Smile)
8. Singing Wings, Crying Beasts/Black Magic Woman/Gypsy Queen
9. Oye Como Va (Tito Puente cover)
10. Back In Black (AC/DC cover)
11. Evil Ways/A Love Supreme
12. Sunshine of Your Love (Cream cover)
13. Smooth/Dame Tu Amor
14. Woodstock Chant/Soul Sacrifice
15. Bridegroom/Into the Night
16. Love, Peace & Happiness/Freedom

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Published by Zyner, on March 7th, 2011 at 4:11 pm. Filed under: rock. | No Comments |

Worth It

The Prodigy @ Staples Center 2/23/2011

The masters of electronica have returned to Los Angeles, sadly in support of Linkin Park. I won’t be holding that against them as long as they come out with a new album this year and return with a headlining tour of their own. As you could imagine, the audience was mixed between Prodigy fans, Linkin Park fans, and their parents. Even though it was a Linkin Park show, I did meet a lot of cool people that night.

Their set was basically a shorter version of their Palladium set, missing standout tracks such as Voodoo People and Their Law. Still they put on an amazing show with nine tracks (ten if you count Omen Reprise) and no encore. I’m still waiting to hear live versions of some AONO tracks…

Highlight of the night had to have been the Zero Bullshit during Smack My Bitch Up. Yes it is something you usually see at a Slipknot show, as they did come up with the name, but Staples represented well that night. If you don’t know what I’m talking about, you must Youtube that shit right now!



  1. Breathe
  2. Omen
  3. Poison
  4. Thunder
  5. Firestarter
  6. Run With The Wolves
  7. Omen Reprise
  8. Invaders Must Die
  9. Take Me To The Hospital
  10. Smack My Bitch Up

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Published by Qmungous, on March 7th, 2011 at 12:46 am. Filed under: electronic,industrial. | No Comments |

The Gentle Art of Guest Reviews

Faith No F’ing More @ The Palladium 11/30/2010

Posting with permission from Jerseydevil, here is his review of FNM! Thanks JD!

At the risk of ‘waxing poetic’ I cannot tell you how tremendous this show was last night. $20 tix available for tonight…if you can…GO! The band has never sounded better and bringing Trey Spruance instead of BSU Jim Martin was the right idea. Most of the set is later material that I don’t think Martin could have pulled off. They played enough of the ‘hits’ to please anyone but went pretty ‘off the page’ as far as their other choices. And maybe it’s because Patton has rarely performed live over the years but his VOICE…jayzus. To go from catterwauling to truly singing…amazing. Highlights…they opened to Peaches and Herbs Reunited…done straight, not for laughs and it was awesome. A snippet of poker face…and for me, one of the greatest FNM songs ever Just a Man…got emotional there folks…that song just has always hit me. Anyway, cannot recommend it highly enough, and I can only pray that this band decides to at least make another album. In the meanwhile I am going to be listening to a lot of FNM over the next few days.

Published by Qmungous, on December 3rd, 2010 at 1:45 am. Filed under: rock. | No Comments |