Kissing Candice – Inveterate (Official Music Video)

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The “Inveterate” video showcases a new look for the band brought to life by the legendary Tom Savini and special effects artist Jason Baker. The latest in a succession of singles from New York metal outlier Kissing Candice, “Inveterate” follows the arrival of  “Tapeworm”, “Raise Her” and “Brand New Low” -a track that included a guest spot from Jamie Madrox horrorcore champs, Twiztid.

Previewing the band’s forthcoming independent full length effort MANIFEST, the track offers a modern take on nu-metal, bridging elements of electronica, industrial and metal into one seamless presentation. Turning to producer  Zach Jones (Fever 333, Chelsea Grin), “Inveterate” highlights why Kissing Candice continues to thrive on a underground level.

Paired with the arrival of the latest track, Kissing Candice have unveiled a dynamically demented new look. Recruiting legendary prosthetic makeup artist and horror icon Tom Savini for the visual upgrade, Kissing Candice also brought on Jason Baker who created the masks used by frontman Aunt Donna, along with Jeff Koncor who made the masks worn by the rest of the band. The horrific new aesthetic underscores the eerie effect of the track.

Kissing Candice guitarist Dreamer spoke about the unveiling of their latest album preview. “Inveterate is about an experience through an often treacherous path in life, where you know the outcome will be the same and one nut you can’t quit. It always results in a negative result, you could have avoided it the whole time… but you gave in.”

Vocalist Aunt Donna offered some insight on how the visual came together and how working with director Tom Flynn ultimately propelled the project to reach it’s full artistic potential. “This video captured the vibe of the song very naturally. Beginning with a completely blank slate, we put our ideas in front of the camera and let Tom Flynn interpret them and bring them to life.”

Official Kissing Candice “Inveterate” Press Release:

“Inveterate” is the latest single from KISSING CANDICE’s forthcoming album “MANIFEST”. The album was produced by Zach Jones (Fever 333, Chelsea Grin) and will also include the previous singles “Tapeworm”, “Raise Her” and “Brand New Low” which featured Twiztid’s Jamie Madrox. Recording took place at the peak of the pandemic, with no label behind them at the time, the band emptied their own pockets and also turned to fans with a perk-packed crowdfunding campaign. Immediately after the recording process was complete, live music came to a halt, but KISSING CANDICE continued to work around the clock to roll out the new album throughout the pandemic to ensure the end product was something guaranteed to decimate the metal world.

The entire recording process was captured by King Zabb (Scythe Gang 666) and will be released in documentary form later this year. “For the recording of this album, we decided to record with Zach Jones once again. Zach really brought out the best in us and gave us a much more modern and unique sound to match our image,” commented Kissing Candice bassist Mike Grippo (AKA Grip). “Zach is also a master of pulling wild sounds out of his mind and manifesting them onto the track. He will drop in instruments people haven’t heard in years and drop them in the background of the music. Just enough to where if you listen carefully there’s always something interesting going on behind the normal instrumentation in the songs we have done with him.”

Combining the grooves of early nu-metal and the pulsing electronics of industrial, with a modern aggression and edge, the New York-based band is a horrific force to be reckoned with. ““Inveterate is about an experience through an often treacherous path in life, where you know the outcome will always be the same, but you can’t stop. It always results in a negative result that you could have avoided the whole time… but you give in.” says guitarist/vocalist Dreamer. “This video captured the vibe of the song very naturally. Beginning with a completely blank slate, we put our ideas in front of the camera and let Tom Flynn interpret them and bring them to life” Vocalist ‘Aunt Donna’ says about the music video.




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Violent J interviews Zug Izland for their 20 year anniversary!

The 20-year anniversary of Zug Izland‘s Cracked Tiles has just passed, and to commemorate that, we got a completely unexpected new video interview!

Who is the interviewer?  Why Violent J of course!  He got Mike P and Syn on a Zoom call and talked about recording the album, stories of other people involved (J couldn’t stop thinking about the hottie at the bonfire, lol), the magical weed-smoking tree in Dallas, Mike P’s influences on the production, and more!  They even revealed that the early version of Zug Izland was going to include Vampiro and The Rude Boy!

I’m not even finished with the interview yet but knew I had to get it out here to you ninjas!  So enjoy 30+ minutes of reminiscent flavor from Violent J and Zug Izland!

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Cash Only’s 420 Recs: Trey Smith, Music and Marijuana Journalist

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Trey Smith is perpetually chill. The writer, video host, and Twitter lord keeps it a buck and says what’s on his mind both IRL and URL in a manner that could easily be described as unruffled.

That’s not to say he’s jaded or unenthusiastic, but rather Trey is the embodiment of maintaining your composure and staying cool as ice, even when you’re chopping it up with public figures as diverse (and famous) as Michael Imperioli and Eric Andre.

For years, Trey was a defining voice at the now-sadly-defunct Noisey. The man did it all there: he used to oversee the platform’s socials, wrote countless articles, hosted the popular video show “The Noisey Questionnaire of Life,” and was the go-to talent for anything involving weed. His mellow charisma makes him ideal for starring in 420-related content, as Trey can stay lifted without missing a beat or punchline.

Some of his hazy highlights included the series “Smokables,” which featured Trey making DIY smoking contraptions, such as an ice bong in the middle of a blizzard, a potato one-hitter, and a crab leg pipe. This dude is pretty much the MacGyver of marijuana, and he did the lord’s work by teaching us how to, say, turn a Pringles can into a smoking device.

Trey is a great guy with great taste, and we’re lucky to call him a pal. The journalist recently made some time to hop on the horn and discuss his pot preferences with Cash Only, which includes his go-to bodega for buying weed, some seriously heady book recommendations, and his favorite Japanese market for satisfying the munchies.

What’s your current favorite weed strain and how do you like to consume it? 

Trey Smith: I stopped kind of paying attention to strains, especially because in New York where weed’s not regulated yet you’ve got people selling you, say, Sour Diesel, and it’s different depending on where you get it. If I’m at a dispensary out of town, I’m usually looking for some kind of haze, like something sativa-heavy.

Are you a daytime smoker?

Yes, I’m a wake-and-baker. One of the first things I do when I wake is smoke. I’m that type of smoker. Usually a spliff. One cool thing about the whole Wild West of Weed situation we have out here is that the guy at one of the spots I buy from is very, very generous. So $50 quarters, that type of thing. It’s a pretty good situation. I’m a spliff guy 90% of the time, and I eat edibles sometimes. I was just in California and got some of those infused beverages like Cann and Wunder, which are pretty great. I’ve also been getting into these STIIIZY pens, like the disposable ones. I really enjoy them, and you get at least 150 hits per pen. They cost like $30 and you can just get another when you finish one.

When you say your local guy in NYC is generous, are we talking about a bodega, an exotic snacks shop? 

It’s one of those weed bodegas, one of the ones that popped up since weed got legalized and shit. 

Have you been to one of the gifting dispensaries yet? You live pretty close to Gifted.

Yeah, I’ve checked it out. They’re a little steep with the pricing, and I don’t feel like buying an NFT just to get weed. The store is very well put together, and it looks great in there. So no disrespect, it’s just a different type of weed purchase. 

And the weed from these bodegas is sufficient; it’ll do its job. It’s a one-stop shop, man: I go get my weed, I go get my snacks, I get my beverages. I’ll pick up edibles from them, too. 

Do you have a go-to munchies snack?

Nothing particular. Just whatever the hell I’m thinking about at the time. I get weird cravings. It might be chips, it might be Korean fried chicken. Sometimes I want to crush an entire can of Pringles, you know? There’s this new Japanese grocery store in Williamsburg called Ten Ichi that I fuck with, too. That place whoops ass, man. I like those drinks that have the little ball in the bottleneck. I can’t speak or read a lick of Japanese, so I can’t tell you what’s in that shit, but I’m not mad at whatever it is. 

What activity do you like to do after you’ve gotten really stoned?

Sometimes, I’ll go rock climbing at one of those new rock climbing gyms near The Lot Radio in Brooklyn. It’s fun to be baked and try to figure out how to move your body to get to the next point on the wall. It seems like it’d be hard while you’re stoned, but climbing is mostly about doing strategy in your head and trying to figure out your next three steps ahead. And when I’m that high, my mind is racing anyway, so I may as well channel it into something good. Getting up there is the easy part, but getting yourself down is what’s tricky. They also have an outdoor wall, and when you get to the top of it, there’s a great view of the East River. The place is built for having fun. 

Can you recommend something to watch while really high?

For some reason, if I’m really high, I’ll regularly put on Heat — the Michael Mann movie. It’s a great “dudes rock” movie, you know? It’s for the boys. Like there’s that serial killer subplot that comes out of goddamn nowhere at one point. I’ve seen it at least a dozen and half times. The bank robbery scene gets me every time. 

I’m also in the middle of rewatching King of the Hill, which I’ve also seen at least a dozen times. I feel like that show never got the credit it deserves. It’s maybe the best thing Mike Judge has ever done. It’s about an All-American, flag-loving dude who you’d think would have terrible politics, but he finds out he was more left-leaning than he thought he was in pretty much every episode. There’s one where they have a girl stay at their house, and they didn’t realize she was a call girl. And then Hank defends her from her pimp and sees the humanity in her. Stuff like that. He’s got good values.

Can you recommend something to listen to while smoking?

I’ve been listening to 22GZ; he’s probably my favorite New York rapper right now. Nardo is also funny as shit. He’s from Jacksonville, Florida. Florida, in general, has a really good hip-hop scene right now. Flint and Detroit, too. Michigan rappers always have really dark senses of humor, like Sada Baby and Bfb Da Packman. Packman’s got that lyric, “Stop cappin, my dick ain’t that big.” I interviewed him once and asked about the shirt he wears in the “Free Joe Exotic” video that says “HIV Positive.” All he said was, “Don’t worry about it” [laughs]. 

I also went to Coachella for work, which led me to get back into some pop shit. I liked this guy Weiland who put out an album called Vices. I’m always curious about what’s popular on the radio. I’m mostly genre-agnostic. If I’m feeling it, I might put on some metal and shit when I’m stoned.

Can you recommend something to read once stoned? 

Right now, I’ve been checking out our former colleague Kim Kelly’s book, Fight Like Hell: The Untold History of American Labor. I was on a big nonfiction kick a few months ago, so I was reading stuff about class politics and radical movements in American history. There’s this book White Trash: The 400-Year Untold History of Class in America by Nancy Isenberg that’s really good. Also, Blood in My Eye by George Jackson, which is an all-timer for me. 

I’ve been reading a bunch of music books, and I highly recommend Assata Shakur’s autobiography. She was a Black Panther who was accused of killing a cop, and basically had to escape prison and flee to Cuba. One more: Daisy Jones & The Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid. That was one of the most fun reads I’ve had in a long time. It’s about a fictionalized band that’s based on Fleetwood Mac. It’s formatted like an oral history, but it’s fiction. It’s an interesting conceptual approach. It’s like 300 pages, and I got through it in like two days. 

Who’s in your dream blunt rotation?

That’s a tough one because I’m smoking when I do everything, so if you’re around me there’s a good chance you may be in my rotation. If I had to pick one person right now, I’d say Angus Cloud from Euphoria. He seems like a chill dude. He’d sit there and only talk if he had something to say — “I’m not here to bother nobody; I’m here to be cool.” I imagine he has that type of vibe. 

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Tom Wood’s The Float 2023 Announced

Well family, it’s that time of year! It’s time to begin planning when we’ll all be seeing each other this summer. By the looks of it, Tom Wood is fully prepared ensure that we float with the best of em!! Minutes ago Tom officially announced The Float 2023!!!

Tickets and website go live March 1st! We know more details will be rolling in soon, but let’s be honest, this is really the only detail you need; The Float goes down Sep 1,2, & 3 at Mammoth Springs AK! Tickets go live March 1st, and you just need to bring your ass! Stay tuned to Faygoluvers and Tom Wood, as updates about events, performances, and much more is sure to be announced!

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“INSANE CLOWN PAINTINGS” Hardback Book Announced! Shaggy the Airhead Featured!

Insane Clown Posse and Chapter 17 producer Shaggy The Airhead is also a dope cartoon artist! And his very own art will be featured in the upcoming “Insane Clown Paintings” hardback book. The “Insane Clown Paintings” book will also feature over 60 other artists and every page is brimming with  “Juggalo Love”! Pre-orders are now live. And will end on Juggalo day on Friday, February 17th (or until the books have sold out). Hit up this authentic link to grab your own copy of the “Insane Clown Paintings” hardback book here:

From Insane Clown Paintings:

“The moment you have all been waiting for is finally here.. The Most Hated Flash Book In The World! This book is CRUSHED with the upmost wicked Juggalo flash the Dark Carnival has seen. Prepare to have your wig split and your neck break, from the whiplash you’ll receive with every turn of the page!!

This book features Tattooers from America and neighboring countries, along with a few familiar faces the fam are sure to recognize.

Don’t be stale and miss your chance to own a piece of Juggalo history in the making! This fresh ass pre-order is the ONLY way to guarantee you’ll have a copy reserved for you.

Hardback Book
Bonus Prints (these are not in the book)
And stickers!!

This book is very limited quantity, and once they’re all gone, they’re gone for good!!

This Item is pre order so please be patient! You will get a shipping confirmation email once shipped with a tracking number! Orders will be shipped once they’re received from the manufacturer. You will get a confirmation email with a tracking number on your package. No refunds or exchanges unless it was a mistake on our part. All sales are FINAL.”

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