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by Gregory Burkart
One of our all-time fave horror-metal bands is not only still going strong after fifteen years, but they’ve managed to carve their names in music history (with a blood-encrusted scalpel, naturally), thanks to the release of their second live album, Rusty Eye: Live at the Rainbow MMX. The talented trio of Miss Randall, Mr. Rust and Baron Murtland became the first band ever to record a live set at the legendary LA club, and this so-called “sonic documentary” is now available for your listening pleasure. We’ve got tons of sweet details below the fold, so get in here and check it out!
When we chatted with the entire Rusty Eye crew a while back, they had just dropped their third studio album, Possessor. In that interview we discovered some amazing things about their lifelong love of horror, their do-it-all-yourself approach, their collaboration with Goblin founder & Italian horror legend Claudio Simonetti, and their groundbreaking website, which presents the band in multi-angle videos playing their songs in real time. Be sure to check that one out… no seriously, do it now. We’ll wait.
That said, the band has managed to score again with the release of this 70-minute live recording – which they accomplished by setting up a mobile studio inside the Rainbow Bar & Grill to capture every detail of their April 2010 performance. The band wanted to offer fans (and fans-to-be) with “the essence of a Rusty Eye live show” by packing the setlist not only with tracks from the new album, but also cuts from their debut Rust N’ Roll, the follow-up Stendhal Syndrome (named after the Argento flick), and their EP Cryogenic. The included tracks include their hits “Birds of Prey,” “Mr. Cannibal,” and “The Serial Kind.”
The recording was overseen by Yuri Anisonyan (whose credits include Fireball Ministry and My Ruin) and produced by Miss Randall, and features the band’s typically awesome cover art – this time executed by Farron Loathing. The CD version is being offered as an on-demand pressing from Amazon, but you can also buy the digital version at most online vendors. Get some!
Oh yeah, don’t forget to check out their creepy vid for serial killer thriller “Mr. Cannibal” below…