With just over a month to go until the peak of the festive season, I've stopped wrapping up presents, planning what size turkey to get, figuring out where to get those spare chairs from and worrying whether to put gin or bourbon in the mulled wine.
My comparison starts with price, with the Vegas show being free entry and the London show setting you back over 20 quid. When you factor in the various fees you now have to pay, you'd imagine that Vegas would be packed and London not so, but it's the complete opposite.
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You may ask what has made me stop planning the most important day of the year; surely mid-November there is only one priority? Well, I had no choice actually. I can't stop laughing since putting on Austrian Death Machine's 'Jingle All The Way' and don't seem to be able to stop hitting the repeat button. It's inspired by Arnie's holiday movie of the same name and tells the story of the pursuit of the 'Turbo Man' doll...
In their own words, it's at a fast-paced tempo that you can circle pit to, has a build-up to breakdown, enabling you to mosh along, the classic singalongs and cliche vocals that sound really angry. And let's not forget, it's BRUTAL - 200% in fact.
I do love my parody bands and this has had me in fits. With everyone seemingly jumping on the Christmas covers and 'get X band to Christmas No 1' bandwagons, this is a much better take on it. Just pure comedy with some Arnie vocals thrown in. What's not to love?
Released through Metal Blade, it will be available digitally from 6th December, and the vinyl addition will follow shortly after and will make for the perfect stocking filler for all your Metal brothers and sisters. But, be warned, Ahhnold asks that it not be gifted to "puny wimps" or "girly men".
Head on over to MetalBlade
to stream it online and get pre-ordering; those stockings won't fill themselves.