Ding-Dong Richie’s Dead!

The Philadelphia Flyers unloaded captain Mike Richards, Jeff Carter & signed former Vezina contender, Ilya Bryzgalov today. Fantastic moves that will immediately pay dividends in the race to become a force in the NHL.

By the numbers, Carter was the Flyers leading scorer but he also threw the most shots (quality notwithstanding) at goalies. Carter habitually vanished up in the Playoffs. Furthermore, he rarely played ’60-minutes’ a game; especially when something didn’t go his way.

I’ve been campaigning to send #17 packing for roughly 4 years. That wish was granted when he was sent to the Columbus BlueJackets for Jakub Voracek, a 2011 1st Round pick (8th overall) & 2011 3rd Round pick (68th overall).

Rumors are now circulating that the Flyers will be approaching mega-star young gun, Steven Stamkos from the Tampa Bay Lightning. Although, it’ll take a whole bunch of sugar to pull him away from Steve Yzerman & the Bolts.

In exchange for Richards, the Flys get the NHL’s #1 prospect C Brayden Schenn, RW Wayne Simmonds and the Los Angeles Kings 2012 2nd Round Draft choice. This move erases the team captain. Presumably, Chris Pronger will rightfully wear the “C”. The veteran defenseman is a true leader & has a Stanley Cup on his resume, something Richards (and Carter) have not & more than likely never will experience.

Read more:

 Philadelphia Flyers.com: Mike Richards

 Philadelphia Flyers.com: Jeff Carter

The Hockey News: Jeff Carter  

The Hockey News: Mike Richards



Ryan Dunn of ‘Jackass’ in fatal car crash

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Ryan Dunn, 34, best known for his stunts in the ‘JackassTV series & movies,  died in a fatal car accident early this morning.

Read the story from: NBC Philadelphia

In tribute to Dunn, The Welding Room will kick-off with CkY hit single, ‘Flesh Into Gear‘.

TITANS EVE in Philly on Sunday, guest host TWR Monday!

Vancouver’s thrashers TITANS EVE will be hitting JR’s Bar in Philadelphia on June 19th. They’re currently touring North American in support of their debut release, The Divine Equal.

On Monday, June 20th, TITANS EVE will be guest hosts on THE WELDING ROOM!

Show details:

Date: Sunday, June 19, 2011

Venue: JR’s Bar – 2327 South Croskey St.

Time: 8pm


I Am The Trireme/No Remorse For The Fallen/Dark Waters End/Abserdo

Cost: $5

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OBSCURA Bonus Track online, add tour dates


OBSCURA posted “Concerto”, a bonus track featured on the iTunes digital deluxe album of their brand new  album Omnivium, online now available via the band’s Facebook page. “Concerto” is a cover version of a song originally found on the CACOPHONY (Marty Friedman/Jason Becker) album, Speed Metal Symphony.

In other OBSCURA news, they will be signing autographs at the new ENGL Amps showroom in Los Angeles, CA on Thursday June 23rd from 6:00 to 7:00PM PST. And on the following day, OBSCURA kicks-off their North American tour alongside CHILDREN OF BODOM, DEVIN TOWNSEND PROJECT & SEPTICFLESH. The band also just announced more dates including headlining stops in western Canada & Ohio.

Omnivium debuted at #11 on the Billboard Top New Artists (“Heatseekers”) chart in the U.S.

 #14 on the official German Newcomers Chart.

Omnivium currently streaming online at this location




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PETER TAGTGREN, PAIN album now available!

May was a busy month for PAIN, and June doesn’t look to be any different.

The Swedish natives’ 2007 release Nothing Remains The Same recently hit gold status in their home land, but Peter Tagtgren (HYPOCRISY) & his industrial metal outlet show no signs of slowing down.

PAIN’s new album You Only Live Twice was released on June 3rd.  Click here to watch the second video track by track commentary.

Additional video footage from You Only Live Twice includes “Dirty Woman” (No, it’s not a nudie video. That’s the name of the song. However, it does contain drumset destruction & ‘enthusiastic’, voluptuous women, having ‘fun’) Click here!

Studio trailer 1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TlWU_kS3hCs
Studio trailer 2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=orQKxu2dAA4
Track By Track Part 1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TbcG1HmVfo8

Audio streams are also available on the Official PAIN Facebook page.

Click here for a FREE “Dirty Woman” MP3

STANLEY CUP FINAL begins tonight!

I made my selections, now make yours!



 Date  #1  vs. #3 Network
Wed June 1, 2011  @ VANCOUVER 8:00 PM ET NBC, CBC, RDS
Sat June 4, 2011  @ VANCOUVER 8:00 PM ET NBC, CBC, RDS
Mon June 6, 2011  @ BOSTON 8:00 PM ET VERSUS, CBC, RDS
Wed June 8, 2011  @ BOSTON 8:00 PM ET VERSUS, CBC, RDS
Fri June 10, 2011  @ VANCOUVER 8:00 PM ET NBC, CBC, RDS
Mon June 13, 2011  @ BOSTON 8:00 PM ET NBC, CBC, RDS
Wed June 15, 2011  @ VANCOUVER 8:00 PM ET NBC, CBC, RDS
 The Bolts lost & the Canucks only needed 4… I think they’ll repeat that work-like fashion
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