Modified Music Monday!

Ran across Only Flesh the other day. They are a band local to me (Pittsburgh,PA) that really puts body modification at the forefront. The video features a ton of suspension/ pull stuff and the singer is heavily modified. Its nice to see bands going the distance to put on an unforgettable show and a unique aesthetic.

From the lead singer Revina Lower
“Only Flesh the sleazy rock n roll band with a nasty habit of hanging from hooks is back with a brand new video fr “crucivixen” off of their last release “…from the gutter to the grave” on Rotten Records. directed by Screaming Butterfly it contains all the thing youve come to expect from the glam trash hellions.. babes, blood, and… well what else is there? catch their disease at www.facebook.com/onlyflesh

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Wait and Bleed

I would have featured this Friday as a follow-up piece, however I couldn’t find any fresh photos of the text portion of the scar.  Given how dark and raised the text is, I’m going to assume the star is also going to turn out similar.  Even if you’re not a fan of Slipknot, you can still appreciate the scar.

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BMEtv – Astronautalis

The BME Tour group met up with Seattle based musician Astronautalis while he was touring in Australia. While not the most heavily tattooed musician out there, it seems that Astronautalis has a plan for his collection of tiny tattoos. Check out the interview.

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We’re Out For Blood


New Rule: I do not like Motley Crue. I do not think I have ever intentionally listened to one of their songs all the way through. I would like to see Tommy Lee slathered with delicious chestnut honey and chained to a tree in Death-Bear National Park. With that said? The Dirt is one of the most entertaining musical memoirs ever written, and if you commit to an entire goddamn (and surprisingly well-done) backpiece dedicated to these train-wrecks, well, you get featured on ModBlog, friend.

(Tattoo by Tania Sinnaeve at Body Design in Belgium.)

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Rows of Angel Hair


Hey, don’t be so hard on yourself! This Hole-inspired (probably?) piece is plenty pretty on the outside, too—though I guess you sort of expect that with a cutting (plus electro-cautery branding!) by the excellent Christiane at Pinpoint Piercing in Oslo, Norway. Also, wow, considering this is the inglorious Summer of Celebrity Death, is Courtney Love just hiding out in her panic room for days on end or what? Stay safe out there, famous crazies.

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And All You Can Do Is Laugh


I admit that my knowledge of Polish avant-garde hip-hop is woefully underdeveloped, but nonetheless, I can certainly appreciate this portrait of one of the ostensible pioneers of the genre, Bartosz Waglewski/Fisz, nicely rendered by Tofi at Art-Line in Rybnik, Poland. After the jump, his older brother, Emade, a hip-hop producer as well.

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Who Are These Handsome Devils?


Courtesy of the hell demons good folks at Tel Aviv’s Pentagram Tattoo come these assorted heavy metal portraits — Ozzy on the left, and Dee Snider as Captain Howdy (from Strangeland) on the right.

After the jump, check out a bonus portrait of a certain “Cowboy from Hell”! I’ll give you a hint: His name rhymes with “Mimebag Meryl.” Take a guess! I think you’ll be pleasantly surprised.

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