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Graphic Day

Seems like the whole day, I've had PhotoShop open...but doing what, you ask?

Well, icons, of course:
- for yep_i_am_dennis:


- thisismostlyme:


- someone who neglected to tell me their LJ:


- winneganfake


And three (not posted) for superho, who may or may not actually end up using them.

The other thing, though, was more fun. Over in dreamyicons, the present challenge is to make up a band, and then do a CD cover for them. Me being me, I couldn't stop there, I had to go and do a press release, too...






THE WAIT IS OVER

It's been a two-year wait for metal fans across the country. Now, Hammerlock is back in a big way with their fourth album, "Rat's Army"...and those two years weren't spent doing nothing. An exhaustive 14-month tour (culminating in the now-infamous "Red Rocks Incident") saw the boys taking a much-needed break...but it wasn't long before they were back in the studio, louder and harder than ever. Front man Gorey Edwards, after a short trip to see family in Hong Kong, gathered the 'Lock together again for the new album. Bassist Bill 'The Head' Howard says, "I dunno what came over us...it's like, instead of running out of energy on the tour, we just stored it all and exploded out in the recording sessions."

Guitarist "Iggy" Franklin's thoughts on "Rat's Army": "I'm chillin' by the pool, right? Phone rings, it's Gorey, says he's got new ideas. I say 'aren't you still in HK?' Turns out Gorey bailed on his Mom's third wedding because of this idea he got. He tells me the story, let's me know he got Bonzo outta jail, and to meet up at his place. Next thing I know, "Rat's Army" was done."

Several right-wing groups are protesting drummer Bonzo's release from jail. As usual, Bonzo himself has nothing to say on the subject (the question of whether Bonzo will not or cannot talk is, to this day, a mystery), but lawyers for Broken Spine Records are saying that this is a clear case of religious freedom, and that all involved were consenting adults, and they have the waivers to prove it.

"Rat's Army" is a concept album, telling the story of one disenfranchised youth's rise from street thug to world domination, and the trials and tribulations he faces on the way. The first single, "I'd Love To Eat Your Brains (If You Had Any, Fucker)" is already getting rave reviews from radio stations across the country (and in Hong Kong), and the album's release is scheduled for next week. Watch your local music store for the album display, new Hammerlock merchandise, and the inevitable protest by parents' groups.



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