Metal, Star Wars and other dumbass stuff

Chances are, you’ve already seen these – I’m not exactly lightning fast these days. Here are som shirts that I find kinda good, despite the fact that they’re all dealing with stuff I don’t give a shit about: Star Wars, Metal and Metallica. All of this is stolen from Metalsucks.

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First, the Metal Warz shirts. I just can’t resist logo stealing/tweaking/spoofing, as yo may know, so I thought this was a lot of fun. Made by the talented Sean Tidy http://tidyink.com/ it comes as no suprise they look really good. If I never see another Slayer spoof shirt again though, it’ll be too soon. Get these here.

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Next up, the ‘Tallica shirt. As I said, I don’t give a damn about Metallica, except for when they did the first Misfits cover song, but I dislike Lars Ulrich as much as the next guy so… I gave some brief thought to explaining the joke on this shirt, but seriously – if you don’t know, you really need to read up on popular culture. Go read the Wikipedia Metallica entry or something. Get this shirt here.

Russian vikings

scaldBeing from Sweden, for me, shirts having anything to do with vikings is kind of a no-no. The only ones buying viking shirts in Sweden are tourists and closet racists (I’m sure there’s a few really nice rednecks too, but you get the picture).

This, however, is a shirt for long since defunct Rusian doom band Scald (a band I know nothing of, I can only hope they weren’t racists). I stumbled upon this design when googling other stuff and I must say I really like the cross between the vikings (and the runes) and the ornamental, middle east-feeling lettering at the top. Since I found this in a forum post for a Russian distro, made in 2008, I’m guessing your chances of buying this are pretty slim.

Eken is dead

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Yeah, so, while browsing the blog of Weird, I came across this video and instantly spotted the red shirt pictured above. Since it was a Descendents rip off and since I couldn’t figure out quite what it said, naturally I went into obsessive mode. So now, after some googling, I can tell you that this is a shirt by the band Eken is Dead (don’t ask, I have no idea) and if you feel like it, you can listen to them (and, I assume, buy their shirts) at their facebook page. To be honest, I think the band sucks, but I like the shirt.

Night Watch

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You just have to love that logo! What is Night Watch? Go find out for yourself, but I guess it’s one of those things that grew. In this case it started as a low brow art zine and then got bigger. I have to admit I still haven’t read the actual zine, but my finger is caressing the buy button as the new issue (#5, the puke issue) was just released – it seems to have som fan-fucking-tastic artwork in it.

Not only do they make zines, Night Watch also has some merch, including shirts. The one above is dirt cheap at 10 bucks! The one below to the left is a pre-order shirt featuring the cover art of the puke issue and at 20 bucks, it’s not exactly breaking the bank either.

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Mixing Alfred E with GG Allin? Yes please!

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KLF replica shirt now available!

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Finally a faithful recreation of a vintage KLF shirt! You know how many times I’ve posted about KLF shirts – being all excited about the originals on eBay, dissing most of the reprints. Well, if you want it done right, you have to do it yourself. Shirts of Satan have assisted Northern Tyrant in bringing this cult classic shirt back to life and now you can finally own this gem of a shirt without having to pay hundreds of dollars (and without having an ill-fitting shirt you’re afraid to wear, seeing as it cost you so much).

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So – yeah – this is both a regular, but very enthusiastic KLF shirt blog post and a shameless plug – live with it! This shirt will be printed on an old school long sleeve tee, the kind all the death metal bands used in the early 90s (and the stadium trance bands too, apparently). There are no less than four prints on this shirt! A gigantic “KLF” on the front, a circled pyramidblaster on the sleeve/shoulder, an oldschool pyramidblaster (as seen on the “grim up north” cover) on the back, pictured inside a circle with a number of Jimmy and Bills monikers. To top it off, the Northern Tyrant logo will be printed on the inside of the neck. Available in white AND black.

This shirt is available for pre-orders as of now and will only be printed (once) for people who have pre-ordered it. Snooze = lose. Seriously: all other newly printed KLF shirts look like crap compared to this so if you’re in to the Ancients of Mu Mu, this is the one you want! Don’t like longsleeves? Cut them off – that’s what you did back in 1991!

Ok, enough yapping. One extra little bonus though: when figuring out what we should call this shirt, we came across the original flyer where you could order this (and other shirts). Check it out:

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Blindead shirts

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Ok, so this is less of a “look at these shirts I found” and more of a “do yourself a favor and buy this” post. Blindead Productions is a classic DIY label and distro from Sweden, who put out a 7″ with my band quite a few years back and now the fantastic logo (designed by Stiv from Visions of War) is finally available on a shirt. Buy it here!

Sci-fi shirts for fans of Stephenson, Gibson and others

Here’s one thing I’ve complained a lot about in the past too: shirts where I love the content, but not the design. I realized I have seen a billion sci-fi shirts, but very few related to my favorite author Neal Stephenson and his work (I’m guessing the fact that his books are too complex to turn into movies has something to do with this, but it’s not exactly like he’s an obscure writer), googled and found Memetic tees. Sure, there’s your standard variety of Blade Runner and Alien shirts, but there’s also a bunch of William Gibson/Neuromancer (I wish there had been some stuff connected to his later works too, Pattern Recognition is one of the best books I’ve ever read) shirts:

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Oh, how I would love a Ono-Sendai of Tessier-Ashpool shirt if only they looked a little better and were printed in a nicer way. Sorry to be an ass, but I hate shirts that reek of Cafe Press, and these sound (and look) like they would.

So what about Stepenson? Well, below is just one of all the designs related to Snow Crash and a bunch of his other fantastic books.

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Though the correct way of displaying the poor impulse control warning message is, of course, tattooed on you forehead.

All in all, I hope enough people are less picky than me, allowing Memetic to bloom into a larger operation with enough funds to hire a better designer and start printing really nice shirts. That, or that Last Exit to Nowhere start stealing their designs…

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