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Ass, Bad, and Disappointed: LEATHERMOUTH BLUNT # 77 TO BE QUITE FRANK a singer and maybe we'll do a record. So they had a friend they tried out on vocals but it didn't work out because he didn't write any lyrics. So they were just like, "We're probably gonna scrap the band. I was like There's no way you can kill this band!' Iasked them to have one practice with me singing. I convinced them to book a practice studio on a weekend and I wrote a few lyrics and we had a practice and that was it." For a long time LeATHERMOUTH was a studio-only project, recording in lero's basement during times when he wasn't touring the world with The Black Parade. "We recorded everything with me and Rob (Hughes) and couple of other guys. Now it's like two years later and it's just me Rob left. The rest of guys that started the band, a couple went off and started another band, "The world is full of people that are hiding from thestuff that's going on in the world today.I wanted to attack these things head-on."-Frank lero that broke up, some people got married, moved away, whatever. So when we wanted to tour, we recruited James DeWees (Get Up Kids, Reggie & The Full Effect) to play drums, my friend John Maguire to play bass and my other friend, Eddie Auletta, to play guitar." Signed to indie godhead Epitaph/Shock, LeATHER MOUTH will release their debut full-length, XO, this January. Subscribing to an unwavering musical aes thetic of relentless, heavy hardcore punk, XO's lyrical tirades are directed towards everyone from the cops to drug dealers to the government to school bullies. With very little melodic ambition to speak of, lero screams like a man literally bursting with things to say. On the touring side of things, the band completed a mini US tour in September with Reggie & The Full Effect, followed in December by four dates support- ing Mindless Self Indulgence "That was a thing where convenience came into play," lero says of the brief bouts of touring. "My Chem was on tour, so of course my good friend James DeWees was on tour with us, he plays keyboards with My Chem. We were talking about doing other bands and stuff, we'd been practicing on the road and we decided a LeATHERMOUTH tour would be cool. James HOLD ONTO YOUR FRINGES MY CHEMICAL ROMANCE FANS FRANK IERO IS ONE PISSED OFF DUDE AND LEATHERMOUTH IS ONE PISSED-OFF SIDE-PROJECT. BY MATT REEKIE hallenging an audience to think is tanta- mount to commercial suicide in the rock game. So it's a damn lucky thing that shift ing units was the last thing on My Chemical Romance guitarist Frank lero's mind when he conceived LeATHERMOUTH Pissed off at the world and all the evil sons of bitches in it, LeATHERMOUTH is set to inflame debate both musical and political. The group's hardcore punk sound is too brutal and unrelenting to appeal to a mass audience, but that's beside the point as far as My Chem then for one, they would probably be really disappointed and two, very offended. "Another reason I wanted to keep it anonymouUS is because I was a little scared of what people would think. But on the other hand, I don't want to run away from anything or pretend that I didn't say some of the things I've said. The world is full of people that are hid- ing from the stuff that's going on in the world today. wanted to attack these things head-on. People are so PC, parents want to shield their kids' eyes to what's actually going on, and I think that's just adding to the misery that's running rampant in the world today." Formed in New Jersey in 2007 by some friends of lero, including Rob Hughes, LeATHERMOUTH could just as easily have never happened. To hear lero explain the whole story, one starts to understand how much his own personal passion and drive brought the thing to life. Clearly,he needed this outlet "It was actually right before [My Chemical Ro- mance] recorded The Black Parade," he begins. "I was back home, we had taken some time off, and a couple of my friends were thinking of starting a new band. "I remember it like it was yesterday. It was right before we were going to see a movie; we were in the parking lot of the movies and we all crowded into their Volkswagen. They played me this 3 song demo, there were no vocals or anything like that, just simple verse- chorus punk rock, and I was like, Wow, how can I be involved with this band? "I have my record label, Skeleton Crew that Irun with a few friends so I told these guys they should find was going to do a Reggie & The Full Effect tour, so we decided that I'd play in Reggie with him and we'd both do LeATHERMOUTH "We had done a few shows here and there but it never felt real until we did the Reggie & The Full Effect tour. It actually felt like the band was finally doing things after two years of just recording in my basement. All these emotions started to come out and the shows just got better every day. By the time we were like, 'This is turning into something incred- ible,' the tour was over. We were like, "We need to lero is concerned book something else.' But then life comes in and you have to do certain things." These "certain things" for lero include his duties with My Chemical Romance, which will almost certainly ensure that LeATHERMOUTH gigs are fewer and farther between in 2009. It remains to be seen whether the thrashy hardcore sound of LeATHERMOUTH will influence lero's con- tribution to the new MCR album. He's fairly certain it won't, but he's not ruling anything out "That's the thing with My Chem, you never say never because anything can come out.I don't know what will "If I kept this inside any longer, I would probably explode," he says flatly of the project, which features himself on vocals alongside an old Jersey friend, Rob Hughes, on guitar LeATHERMOUTH inhabits a completely different realm to the highly commercial one ruled over by My Chemical Romance. Likewise, it's a long way from the singer/songwriter folk ballads, electronica dabbling, or white boy rap that so often rear their ugly heads when members of popular rock bands embark upon side-projects. LEATHERMOUTH is all about hard, fast LEATHERMOUTH and raw punk rock. "It's not better than My Chem, it's not worse than My Chem, it's just different, and I really feel like I need both," lero states. In an effort to soften the blow for MCR fans, he stresses that the two bands could not be more dissimilar. "Originally I thought maybe l'd keep it completely anonymous. I thought if people would automatically check this out solely because they like ATHEAMAUTH Xo happen. Maybe we'll throw a heavy-ass breakdown on the new record? I'd put my money on no, but you never can tell." B XO is out on January 24th on Epitaph through Shock. demolitonlover: Blunt Magazine, February 2009 (x x) Additional record review which was not scanned and received 8 out of 10:When guitarist for New Jersey pretty boys My Chemical Romance, Frank Iero, gets some time away from the band, he likes to relax by getting down in his basement with his other band and screaming till the veins pop out in his forehead. He’s been doing this for the past few years, making recordings with some friends under the banner, LeATHERMOUTH. XO, the full-length debut by the side-project, is brutal hardcore with raw, savage production (it really was recorded in Iero’s basement) and lyrics that are matched for passion and aggression by the guttural delivery. There’s no pop hooks, no emo choruses - nothing to cry over, but plenty to get you fired up. While on one hand it’s sure to attract a lot of curious My Chem fans, mayn of whom are sure to either disappointed or downright frightened, this connection mean it’s also liable to miss its target market slightly due to the fact that regular fans of this type of raging hardcore are sure to be put off by Iero’s day job. Too bad for the snobs who think that way - they’re missing out big time.
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Ass, Fucking, and Head: AT&T LTE Tweet gjunni @ fleta is #1 META @tsukkiaiga y'all better get this fucking coach before i do Robin K @tisrobin311 A Segment from Dallas Fuel Rascal's Stream se I was 'told by Kyky that I clouded the team atmosphere during (past) games, and showed a less mature form because I got mad. After ded from scrims. d about is this: (Kyky) saying that I just "suddenly decided not to play"? This is completely wrong. ch vs Florida was on the 11th, the match vs Boston on the 15th. During that period AKM was the ever got the chance to participate, along with Harry. We only did ranked and etc. So I could never know what kind of comps they to spectate in scrims. If they decided not to play me like that I'm pretty sure they would have had time to practice comps that didn't use Genji, then it makes me think that they used Genji knowing beforehand that AKM was going to play it. So in other words, I had no idea e day. Although things didn't work out on the the match day, I thought it was just unlucky)because AKM is also an excellent player. We just and play better. But in AKM's discord he mentioned that he wanted me to say sorry. From my perspective, I was forbidden from playing the in scrims. So I had no idea AKM was going to receive direct messages from fans and be hated like that due to his discomfort on playing like that I would have personally announced that there was an internal problem in our team and that I was taken out from the match to Add another Tweet Dallas Fuel Rascal "AKM played Genj in scrims, because I was 'told' by Kyky that I clouded the team atmosphere during (past) games, and showed a less mature form because I got mad. After that, me and Harryhook were excluded from scrims. What I'm 'really mad and frustrated about is this: (Kyky) saying that I just "suddenly decided not to play"? This is completely wrong If you look at our schedule our match vs Florida was on the 11th, the match vs Boston on the 15th. During that period AKM was the one participating in scrims, and I never got the chance to participate, along with Harry. We only did ranked and etc. So I could never know what kind of comps they were planning. I wasn't even invited to spectate in scrims. If they decided not to play me like that I'm pretty sure they would have had time to practice comps that didn't involve Genji. If they were going to use Genji, then it makes me think that they used Genji knowing beforehand that AKM was going to play it. So in other words, I had no idea AKM was practicing Genji until game day. Although things didn't work out on the the match day, I thought it was just unlucky because AKM is also an excellent player. We just thought we had to practice harder and play better. But in AKM's discord he mentioned that he wanted me to say sorry. From my perspective, I was forbidden from playing the matches, because I wasn't allowed in scrims. So I had no idea AKM was going to receive direct messages from fans and be hated like that due to his discomfort on playing Genji. If I knew there was a problem like that I would have personally announced that there was an internal problem in our team and that I was taken out from the match to fans, and apologized to AKM. AT&T LTE 9:07 AM FUEL DAL L AS Kyle Souder Ф @KyKy @KyKy blocked you You are blocked from following @KyKy and viewing @KyKy's Tweets fletasgf: So recently I was blocked by the head coach for Dallas Fuel on twitter. Now usually I try to stay out of drama, and Dallas Fuel is a team that I don’t really talk about much but if there’s one thing I don’t stand for it is ignorance and discrimination. I want to say, roughly at the end of stage one is when Rascal a previous player for London spitfire was signed over to the Dallas Fuel, for more than one reason but mostly to get more playing time which is something the London Spitfire couldn’t offer to rascal. Now I don’t know the exact extent of this issue between the coach and the players but during stage two I want to say I only saw Rascal play maybe once or twice at most? He’s always benched, because Kyky (The head coach) says Rascal brings clouded atmosphere to the team and is less mature, as stated in the letter above which rascal wrote himself. Rascal wasn’t invited to participate in scrims or even watch them, then was expected to play not even knowing what his teams comps or meta was going to be until right in that moment. What kind of a joke of coaching is that? Then trying to cover it up by saying Rascal refused to play. Kyky has yet to make any statements about this at all, but I’m upset for Rascal for the Dallas Fuel team. This is ridiculous. All I’m saying is that somebody seriously better get this coach before I drag his ass. #PetitionForTessToCoachDallasFuel
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A Dream, Alive, and Ass: Cash, Rules, Everything, Around, Me C.R. E. A.M Get The Mo ne Dollar, D ollar Bill Y'alI I grew up on the crime side, the New York Times side. Staying alive was no jive. At second hands, moms bounced on old men So then we moved to Shaolin land. A young youth, yo rockin the gold tooth, 'Lo goose. Only way, I begin to gee off was drug loot And let's start it like this son, rollin with this one. And that one, pullin out gats for fun. But it was just a dream for the teen, who was a fiend. Started smokin woolies at sixteen. And running up in gates, and doing hits for high stake. Making my way on fire escapes. No question I would speed, for cracks and weed. The combination made my eyes bleed. No question I would flow off, and try to get the dough all. Sticking up white boys in ball courts. My life got no better, same damn 'Lo sweater. Times is ruff and tuff like leather Figured out I went the wrong route. So I got with a sick ass click and went all out. Catchin keys from across seas. Rollin in MPVs every week we made forty G's. Yo nigga respect mine, or anger the tech nine. Ch-chick-POW! Move from the gate now It's been twenty-two long hard years of still strugglin. Survival got me Jakes givin chase sellin base. Smokin bones in the staircase. Though I buggin, but I'm alive on arrival. I peep at the shape of the streets. And don't know why I chose to smoke sess. I guess that's the time when stay awake to the ways of the world cause shit is deep. A man with a I'm not depressed. But I'm stil depressed, and I ask what's it worth? dream with plans to make CR. Ε.Α.Μ. which failed; I went to jail at the Ready to give up so I seek the Old Earth. Who explained working hard age of 15. A young buck sellin drugs and such who never had much. may help you maintain. To learn to overcome the heartaches and pain Trying to get a clutch at what I could not.The court played me short, We got stickup kids, corrupt cops, and crack rocks and stray shots, all now I face incarceration. Pacin, going up state's my destination. Hand on the block that stays hot. Leave it up to me while I be living proof. To cuffed in back of a bus, forty of us. Life as a shorty shouldn't be so ruff. kick the truth to the young black youth. But shorty's running wild smokin But as the world turns I learned life is hl. Living in the world no sess drinkin beer. And ain't trying to hear what I'm kickin in his ear different from a cell. Everyday I escape from Neglected, but now, but yo, it gots to be accepted.
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Fucking, James Bond, and Love: good evening your Majesty roquentine19: darthmelyanna: ekjohnston: violent-darts: fishcustardandthecumberbeast: lazarusgirl: secretninjachild: #can we just appreciate the fact that the Queen agreed to be a BOND GIRL just for one night? What I think is totally awesome is that Daniel Craig said that the Queen was supposed to look up straight away, but she improvised the letter writing and completely blanked him, so the awkward standing there was completely realisitic. The Queen ignored James Bond because she was ACTING. She ain’t called the Queen for nothing, kids. I remember watching this live and thinking, ‘that’s not the Queen, no way.’ Then she turned around and HOLY FUCK! THAT’S THE ACTUAL QUEEN!  And that’s why the 2012 Opening Ceremony will forever be my favourite. My favourite thing is that you can tell Craig is, underneath the stoic Bondness, going EEEEE EEEEEE EEEEEE I AM ACTING WITH THE QUEEN EEEEEE I AM BEING BOND WITH THE ACTUAL FUCKING QUEEN NO OTHER BONDS GOT TO DO THIS EEEEE.  I feel this is also a realistic feeling for Bond in this moment so really excellent method Mr Craig.  Also, she made them change the helicopter they were going to use because she knew it was the wrong type of helicopter. ALSO they brought her the script for approval and she was all “Cool, can I play me?” and they were all “Um…yes?” because originally they were going to cast for the part. The Queen’s knowledge of all things vehicular is always worth a reblog. There is so much to love about all of this.
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