1. Rob Zombie … “Thunder Kiss ‘65 (JDevil Number of the Beast remix)” … 2012

    Long before bands like Korn mixed electronic music with metal, Rob Zombie was collaborating with remixers. White Zombie’s Supersexy Swingin’ Sounds and Rob’s American Made Music to Strip By were remix albums that featuring his songs tweaked by the likes of Rammstein, DJ Lethal, and NineInch Nails collaborator Charlie Clouser. That continues with the forthcoming Mondo Sex Head album.

     
     
  2. Rodrigo y Gabriella (feat C.U.B.A.) … Area 52 … 2012

    A super interesting mix of latin, jazz, and … METAL! Rodrigo y Gabriella are touring for the first time with a backing band, a 13 piece Cuban orchestra. This is sweet.

     
     
  3. Hong Kong Blood Opera … Not for the Faint of Heart … 2012

    Deranged five-piece punk-hardcore-posthardcore band from Mexico City. I’m angry with this, and I love it. Feels like the soundtrack to a night out smashing windows.

    RIYL Refused, Blood Brothers

    NSFW!