This started out as me just trying to write a music review.
In January 2015, members of Detroit-based math-punk band The Armed gathered together the various bands that released music under their No Rest Until Ruin label to play a blowout show together. This was how the first No Rest Fest came about.
Before January is over and the internet really moves on the usual previews, ones-to-watch, and new-stuff-new-stuff-now-now-NOW thinkpieces that fill the gaps in content creator’s heads all day and all night, I wanted to take a moment to discuss what I consider to be the best music release of 2015. That record is The Armed’s untitled album.
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On 28 December 2015, Ian Kilmister, aka Lemmy, died following a short battle with cancer. He was 70 years old. His achievements in the world of rock music, most notably with Motörhead, the band he formed and fronted for 40 years, are nearly without peer. The 24 hours between his death and me writing this have been filled with heartfelt, genuine tributes to both the man and his legacy from so many, many people that his status as a unique figure within rock music’s pantheon of icons is clear for all to see.