July 7, 2010

Good news everyone!

Great news followers and music fans! For those of you unaware, Justin Bieber has been the subject of online humiliation, pwnership and en masse criticism. Firstly, the non-hierarchic and loosely organized Metal Militia has attacked Justin Bieber's Baby music video on Youtube, during which they trolled the comments with criticism varying from being rational to homophobic, and many listing artists that are superior to the uninspired music of Justin Bieber. A good 90% of the Metal Militiamen/women were simple heavy metal poseurs who don't listen to anything past the year 1990 unless if it's promoted in Hot Topic. But anyway, I'm not here to debate what is and isn't metal.

However, what really captured attention and actually made an impact was the relentless efforts of 4chan users. Sadly, we will probably never know who came up with the idea for the attack due to 4chan's anonymity. 4chan's users used various tactics of humilation. On Youtube, users took advantage of youtube's commenting section on videos by posting HTML comments that would divert the video to porn and even a pop up claiming that Justin Bieber had died. The group managed to also get "Justin Bieber Syphilis" to the top of the Google Trends Hot Search list. Gaining mass attention and paving the way for copycat actions over the weekend by hundereds of thousands of Youtubers.

Of course, that's not even the most significant and embrassassing action taken against Bieber. For those unaware, Justin Bieber is currently planning his My World Tour, his first headlining tour. To get fans involved in the tour, Bieber (or his management, or both) decided to use this website to allow for fans to vote on what country Bieber should visit first, there were no limitations to the countries. In fact, Antarctica was listen on there. So the good people of 4chan decided to vote for North Korea, and thanks to news spreading quickly on the internet, North Korea was soon in first place, with Israel in second place. Due to the fact that no one in North Korea apart from Kim Jong Il and possibly a few associates have internet access in North Korea, it is obvious that a vast majority (if not all) of the people who voted for North Korea are not from the country. North Korea won the vote successfully, to the applause of 4chansters and people who dislike Justin Bieber's music alike, as well as the confussion and pubescent anger of his fans and admirers. As of now, Justin Bieber's only comment on the situation has been that he's "not dead.", he has yet to comment on other events.

June 29, 2010

The Misfits - Cough/Cool (Vinyl rip, FLAC/Audacity file types)

Okay, I know I posted an mp3 version of this single that I downloaded before. But I recently got a vinyl (bootlegged, but not too bad for bootlegged vinyl) single for this and I was amazed by this. Imagine how amazing this would be on the original vinyl. Anyways, I'm announcing a new format for my blog. From now on, I will only post rips from my vinyl collection (I've been collecting since the beginning of the year), and these rips will posted as FLAC files (lossless for the win), and the original Audacity files that my vinyls are recorded on to. I must say, the Audacity files sound better than the FLAC files (more dynamics especially). But the FLAC represents a much better quality file than the MP3, and can be listened to on a mobile device (you may need to install software on your mobile audio device to play it, if you have an iPod, you'd definetly need to install software to allow for FLAC files to be played). Enough of that audiophile junk, enjoy the record.


1. Cough/Cool
2. She


Oh I forgot to mention, I am never posting another MP3 file on this site, ever since I first tried FLAC, I've never downloaded a single MP3. The sound quality of those things is just awful.

May 31, 2010

Samhain - November Coming Fire

Okay, so Samhain were a New Jersey based Deathrock band formed by ex-Misfits frontman and founder Glenn Danzig. This is was happened, in 1983, The Misfits broke up, Glenn was getting tired of problems within the band, he even told Henry Rollins of Black Flag that he planned to disband The Misfits months before their Halloween of '83 performance which ended the band. So The Misfits went their seperate ways. Glenn had plently of songs that he had already written that he planned to use in a different project, he was also growing more interested in Deathrock and Post-Punk bands (Christian Death, Alien Sex Fiend, Bauhaus), and decided to merge these dark Post-Punk sounds with the image and fast-paced music of The Misfits. He even got all the members of Samhain to grow devilocks (hey, Jerry Only really did do something for the original Misfits). Anyways, Samhain released three albums (Initium, November Coming Fire and Final Descent) and an extended play called Unholy Passion. If you ask me, November Coming Fire being their best. In 1987, Samhain broke up after Rick Rubin of Def Jam Recordings approached him with the idea of forming a rock super-group with Glenn as vocalist. Glenn refused to do so unless bassist Eerie Von of Samhain could be in this new band. Both agreed that the band's sound would have to change (haha, The Cult), and out of this lineup change and new sound came Danzig, a band that would allow Glenn to acquire currency, bitches, and MTV fame.

Download HERE.

April 9, 2010

The Order Of The Fly - Hollow Voices Of A Dead Generation

Okay, so I found these guys on youtube the other day, I was browsing horror-punk vids and came across this. I noticed that they don't sound much like other horror bands. They don't have a guitarist. They instead, they utilize dual synthasizers. They incorporate a lot of Deathrock, Electrorock, and even some speedy Metal into their fairly unique sound. I'd recommend this to people who like bands as diverse as old AFI, The Birthday Massacre, Paralitikos and Calabrese.

Now, please download this, you'll enjoy it.

April 1, 2010

Camp Z - Mental Straightjacket

Okay, so these guys are fairly obscure. And obscurity is ones ticket to coolness these days eh? So these guys have been around for around four years, and were originally conceived as a solo project for the French goth musician Manu/Zorch around 2006 (I think). So it's their third album, not much else I can say as this band are quite new to me, I'm too lazy to type in the tracklist as it's kinda long. But enjoy the album :)


March 31, 2010

AFI - All Hallows EP

Okay, I know that you're probably thinking; "AFI are a bunch of whiny Emo fags". Well, you're wrong. Before AFI became a mainstream rock band, they were (beleive it or not), a Horror Punk band (and before that, a Hardcore band). Now, this is a pretty cool EP, it's long been out of print (on vinyl), although you can still purchase it on CD (which is not even as good). So, there's a Misfits cover on here, and like 3 other original songs. Download it, especially if you hate AFI. Because you'd be suprised to find that they were once an amazing band.

  1. Fall Children
  2. Halloween
  3. The Boy Who Destroyed The World
  4. Totalimmortal

Fuck yeah!

March 24, 2010

MGMT - Congratulations

Alright, first off, I'm a lazy ass and didn't feel like uploading anything in a while... Did ya miss me? (Obviously no). So, new MGMT album. Fucking superb. They're last album was good, but this really shows that they are more than simply a pop band. Face it, there's a 12 minute song on here, and they seem to enjoy talking about Brian Eno. The change in sound reminded me off... The Horrors. Which is not very relevant. So there's a lot of both electronic and acoustic guitars going on through this record, there are no Time To Pretend or Kids-esque songs. Just tripptacular psychedelic songs. No wonder it took three years for this, they were doing too much acid to concentrate. Which is exactly why this album is fucking fab. Download it, then buy it on CD or vinyl, but preferably vinyl.

So far, this is one of my favorite albums of 2010. Unless Neils Children or some other band do better.


  1. It's Working
  2. Songs for Dan Treacy
  3. Someone's Missing
  4. Flash Delirium
  5. I Found a Whistle
  6. Siberian Breaks
  7. Brian Eno
  8. Lady Dada's Nightmare
  9. Congratulations

Come over here...

February 23, 2010

Alice In Videoland - Maiden Voyage

Okay... first album by the Electroclash band Alice In Videoland. Not a total gem but still pretty damn good. This is the worst post I'll ever do. Basically, the bands influences are EBM, Electro, Synthpop and Punk Rock. Typical Electroclash band haha.


  1. Lay Me Down
  2. Got To Go
  3. Going Down
  4. Red
  5. Dance With Me
  6. Video Girl
  7. Panic
  8. Addicted
  9. Naked
  10. Sweet Thing

We'll be together to the end...

February 20, 2010

Crass - The Feeding of the 5000

Okay, first album by Crass. Yeah, the first real Anarchist punk band. People tend to say the Sex Pistols were the first Anarcho-punk band just because they had a song called Anarchy In The UK. But people tend to not see that Anarchism is really an umbrella term for various anti-Statist ideologies. Now enough with all this talk about Anarchism. So Crass were basically a complete challenge to the state of Punk music and the Punk culture of the time. Basically, it was... can you really call yourself a Punk and be signed to 100,000 pound contracts? (Yeah, The Clash haha). Well, Crass essentially said "No, Punk is dead". Of course, they were referring to the ethic, which is entirely as true these days as it was 32 years ago. You have "Punks" on the Warped Tour (this is directed at the people who call Anti-Flag the purest Punk band to walk the earth). Now... where was I? Oh yeah. Crass were the most elitist and exclusive of Punk bands to walk the earth. If you play for record companies, you're a sellout. End of story. It's like reverse-Elitism.

Fuck that shit...

  1. Reality Asylum
  2. Do They Owe Us A Living?
  3. End Result
  4. They've Got A Bomb
  5. Punk is Dead
  6. Reject of Society
  7. General Bacardi
  8. Banned From The Roxy
  9. G's Song
  10. Fight Wars, Not Wars
  11. Women
  12. Securicor
  13. Sucks
  14. You Pay
  15. Angels
  16. What a Shame
  17. So What
  18. Well... Do They?

Download here :)

February 9, 2010

Siouxsie and The Banshees - The Staircase (Mystery) single

Okay, single by Siouxsie & The Banshees. I realized that it's fairly hard to find on the interwebs so I decided to post it here. Not much else to say. There's a T-Rex cover on the b-side. Enjoy.


  1. The Staircase (Mystery)
  2. 21st Century Boy [T-Rex cover]

February 8, 2010

Los Carniceros Del Norte - Poe Is Dead

Okay, so Los Carniceros Del Norte are a Spanish Deathrock band who I discovered one day whilst browsing through some Goth vids on Youtube. What really attracted me to them was their dense guitarwork, it was a live set, so of course it sounded better. There are two obvious influences on this record. B-rated Horror films, and atmospheric Goth stuff. Shittiest review I've ever written. So hurry up and download.


  1. El Gato Negro
  2. El Cuervo
  3. La Mascara de la Muerte Roja
  4. El Pozo y el Pendulo

January 22, 2010

Aus-Rotten - Fuck Nazi Sympathy

Okay, first download post of the decade. Congrats on me. Not only is this the first post of the decade, but it's also the first Crust Punk post I've ever done. Yeah, recently I've been getting into some Crust stuff, exploring other areas of music per say. Not only is it the first Crust/Decade post, but it's also the first post that I'm doing without breaking any laws! Yeah, when Aus-Rotten released this infamous EP back in 1994 on Havoc Records, they actually wrote "Fuck Copyright Aus-Rotten" on the back.


1. Tuesday, May 18th, 1993
2. Vietnam is Back '94
3. Fuck Nazi Sympathy
4. A.I.D.S.
5. Where Their Children Are


Oh yes, almost forgot. I'd like to give a shout out to Darlin' Grave of the Deathrock bands All Gone Dead, The Readership Hostile... and to Tony Havoc of Scarlet's Remains, who recently had a baby, named Scarlett, 4 days ago :D

January 17, 2010

Apologies for the near future

Apologies for all the Alternative music lovers and followers of sexinsecret but for the near future I [Brandon] will not be updating this site too frequently due to computer difficulties. The reasoning for this is because that my laptop, is currently having terrible problems with itself such as overheating and all that crap which prevents any uploading. However, if anyone is willing too, I'd be happy to allow someone else to temporarily run the blog and update posts. If anyone's interested, please send me a message, or leave a notification in the comments section.


Brandon :)

January 4, 2010

40 Essential Alternative Albums of the 00's

Okay, that decade went by sooner then we realized! I think it'd be great to look at the great Alternative musical artifacts of the decade. I've included some records in this essential list that are infact quite well known, and are on the edge of what we consider mainstream (this is where the hypocrisy of Alternative music seeps in). Whereas some may only be known to only a few closely knit people. Either way, lets go:

40 Essential Alternative albums of the 00’s

All Gone Dead - Fallen & Forgotten - An excellent piece of the Deathrock revival of the 00's
Arctic Monkeys - Whatever People Say I Am, That’s What I’m Not - Post-Britpop at its best (as it sucked)
Bauhaus - Go Away White - Even reformed bands can make good albums
Basement Jaxx - Kish Kash - A golden monument of Electroclash
The Birthday Massacre - Violet - The most haunting Synthrock record ever made
Bloc Party - Intimacy
Bloc Party - Silent Alarm
Crystal Castles - Crystal Castles
The Eighties Matchbox B-Line Disaster - Horse Of The Dog - A Garage-Punk-Gothabilly classic for all fans of the genre
Franz Ferdinand - Tonight: Franz Ferdinand
Godspeed You! Black Emperor - Lift Your Skinny Fists Like Antennas to Heaven
The Hives - Tyrannosaurus Hives
The Horrors - Primary Colours - Europhic, dark, intricate, loud and psychedelic
The Horrors - Strange House
Interpol - Turn On The Bright Lights
Klaxons - Myths Of The Near Future - Nu Rave was a short lived fad, this is a long lived record
Leftover Crack - Mediocre Generica
M83 - Saturdays = Youth - Synthgazing masterpiece
MC Lars - The Graduate - The Godfather of Post-Punk Laptop Rap at his godliest moment
Mindless Self Indulgence - You’ll Rebel To Anything - Synthrock masterpiece, it's the Birthday Massacre, except gothless and Hip Hop influenced
Mr. Lif - Emergency Rations
My Chemical Romance - Welcome To The Black Parade - I personally despise 4th-Wave Emo bands, but these guys just shot a bullet in my head
Neils Children - Something Perpetual
Paralitikos - Roma No Paga Traidores
Placebo - Black Market Music
Placebo - Covers
Peaches - The Teaches of Peaches
Radiohead - Kid A - Brought underground forms of Electronic into the mainstream atmosphere
Rammstein - Reise, Reise - What was left of Industrial Metal following the genre's downward spiralling
Robots in Disguise - Get RID!
Robots in Disguise - We’re In The Music Biz
Sex Gang Children - Bastard Art
She Wants Revenge - She Wants Revenge
The Strokes - Room Of Fire
Sonic Youth - The Eternal
Test Icicles - For Screening Purposes Only
Various Artists - Who’s America? (Def Jux) - For all to remember Left-Leaning Anti-War and Anti-Bush Hip Hop of the decade
Various Artists - Yes New York (Wolfgang Morden) - An insight into the New York Alternative scene of the early 00's that centered around
Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Fever To Tell
Yeah Yeah Yeahs - It’s Blitz!