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I’m A Celebrity

The campmates have been carefully selected, and evaluated by the shows psychologists and psychiatrists to assess their psychological fitness to endure three weeks of stress and endurance. They will be living in very unnatural environments for the three weeks and will experience various levels of psychological intensity and invariable levels of coping skills to become King or Queen of the Jungle. As a <em>Celebrity Psychologist</em> who has studied their behaviour on and off-screen for many years Dr Arthur Cassidy would like to outline the major psychological issues they have to deal with.

1. The Power of the Situation

They will evaluate other campmates motivation and fears on the Bushtucker trials and become competitive. If the viewers bring their own negativities to individual celebrities by voting them onto more Bushtucker trials then the Celebs motivation centre is alarmed to push themselves to the limits to “save face”. Personality and power of the situation work together to predict celebrities social behaviour in the Jungle.

2. Impression Formation.

All campmates are out to impress and whilst we know from psychological and media research they score high on Narcissism traits in most cultures, nevertheless, they will be motivated to show their other side some of the time, but not all of the time. Levels of male and female physical attractiveness will make a first impression on viewers and this will influence voting behaviour, their psychological makeup comes second. Viewers agree on who is hot and who is not! People have a strong tendency to associate physical beauty with positive personality characteristics. If a campmate views another campmate as more attractive, then he or she will see that other person as a possible alliance. In past series of I’m A Celebrity these alliances often become Jungle romances with potential for off-screen romance. Attractive females form onscreen alliance with attractive males in the Jungle. (Maybe not facilitated by the Leeches!) campmates will also work out who is not to be trusted and who will stab them in the back, so to speak. Bring out the Lady C to put the camp in order. Alliances are vital as people have to stay alive and survive in restricted diets so strategising is central. Getting people to like you means a lot. Watch out for deception and deceit in the camp as campmates will gradually disclose what information they disclose to others. Manipulation of information and personalities will become established within the first three days of being there. The most common strategy contestants use is self-promotion. They champion their own cause by extolling their own virtues, demonstrating their abilities and minimizing their shortcomings. Supplication will be used and seen by those who constantly remark about tiredness hunger diet and lethargy.

3. Lights, Camera, Attraction.

A wide range of emotions will be displayed in the Jungle as the campmates emotional mechanisms in the brain will be stretched to their full capacity. They will have feelings of fear joy sadness, loneliness, remoteness, being away from close family members and also they will show disgust contempt and anger. Whether they are in love or experience joy at the Bushtucker trials. Whole bodies will be sweaty, with no regular showers and high levels of competitiveness will bring out the fight or flight response. Arousal mechanisms will be tested in high altitude tasks ie over a ravine or river, and this will see stress come into play. Winning a Bushtucker trial will bring immense joy and self-satisfaction winning a meal for their campmates. People behave differently on camera so many contestants will make some alterations to their everyday behaviour. When some might feel humiliated violated dehumanized or disrespected by sexual antics or misappropriate behaviour by either sex, emotions can become stretched. High arousal during some of the trials will produce emotions of love for some campmates. Animosity is likely also to be seen. This is usually caused by some celebs “social Loafing”, not really playing their part in the team, while all the hard work depends on the same few. Letters arriving form home will arouse many emotions. They cry for themselves and for campmates.

4. Stress and Coping in the Jungle environment.

Stress produces dominance in some individual campmates and so we see a shift in the parameters of the game. To combat the stress some campmates will form alliances rather spontaneously, becoming a predominant and extremely important gamesmanship tactic. Stress among campmates generates another strategic tactic known as gossiping about the others.

The entire jungle experiences is imbued with physically gruelling tasks not normally experienced in their daily lives back in UK or USA. They are relatively deprived of shelter water and food to some degree, leaving aside the many ethical issues involved in this situation there are agreed limits above which producers must not tread. There is a duty of care towards all campmates and this has to be balanced out within the context of the realty show. This motivates them to improvise as best they can and also attempt to win a meal for their team. Physical stressors such as food deprivation also alters their psychological functioning such as motivation and irritability besides frustration and increased awareness of their isolation from family back at home. This can trigger aggressiveness and impulsive behaviours with outbursts of anger and fatigue.

The campmates have been carefully selected, and evaluated by the shows psychologists and psychiatrists to assess their psychological fitness to endure three weeks of stress and endurance. If a campmate views another campmate as more attractive, then he or she will see that other person as a possible alliance. Stress produces dominance in some individual campmates and so we see a shift in the parameters of the game. To combat the stress some campmates will form alliances rather spontaneously, becoming an extremely important and predominant gamesmanship tactic. Stress among campmates generates another strategic tactic known as gossiping about the others.

Read more interesting articles from celebrity psychologist Dr Arthur CassidySocial Media Psychologist and Broadcaster.

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I’m A Celebrity

The campmates have been carefully selected, and evaluated by the shows psychologists and psychiatrists to assess their psychological fitness to endure three weeks of stress and endurance. They will be living in very unnatural environments for the three weeks and will experience various levels of psychological intensity and invariable levels of coping skills to become King or Queen of the Jungle. As a <em>Celebrity Psychologist</em> who has studied their behaviour on and off-screen for many years Dr Arthur Cassidy would like to outline the major psychological issues they have to deal with.

1. The Power of the Situation

They will evaluate other campmates motivation and fears on the Bushtucker trials and become competitive. If the viewers bring their own negativities to individual celebrities by voting them onto more Bushtucker trials then the Celebs motivation centre is alarmed to push themselves to the limits to “save face”. Personality and power of the situation work together to predict celebrities social behaviour in the Jungle.

2. Impression Formation.

All campmates are out to impress and whilst we know from psychological and media research they score high on Narcissism traits in most cultures, nevertheless, they will be motivated to show their other side some of the time, but not all of the time. Levels of male and female physical attractiveness will make a first impression on viewers and this will influence voting behaviour, their psychological makeup comes second. Viewers agree on who is hot and who is not! People have a strong tendency to associate physical beauty with positive personality characteristics. If a campmate views another campmate as more attractive, then he or she will see that other person as a possible alliance. In past series of I’m A Celebrity these alliances often become Jungle romances with potential for off-screen romance. Attractive females form onscreen alliance with attractive males in the Jungle. (Maybe not facilitated by the Leeches!) campmates will also work out who is not to be trusted and who will stab them in the back, so to speak. Bring out the Lady C to put the camp in order. Alliances are vital as people have to stay alive and survive in restricted diets so strategising is central. Getting people to like you means a lot. Watch out for deception and deceit in the camp as campmates will gradually disclose what information they disclose to others. Manipulation of information and personalities will become established within the first three days of being there. The most common strategy contestants use is self-promotion. They champion their own cause by extolling their own virtues, demonstrating their abilities and minimizing their shortcomings. Supplication will be used and seen by those who constantly remark about tiredness hunger diet and lethargy.

3. Lights, Camera, Attraction.

A wide range of emotions will be displayed in the Jungle as the campmates emotional mechanisms in the brain will be stretched to their full capacity. They will have feelings of fear joy sadness, loneliness, remoteness, being away from close family members and also they will show disgust contempt and anger. Whether they are in love or experience joy at the Bushtucker trials. Whole bodies will be sweaty, with no regular showers and high levels of competitiveness will bring out the fight or flight response. Arousal mechanisms will be tested in high altitude tasks ie over a ravine or river, and this will see stress come into play. Winning a Bushtucker trial will bring immense joy and self-satisfaction winning a meal for their campmates. People behave differently on camera so many contestants will make some alterations to their everyday behaviour. When some might feel humiliated violated dehumanized or disrespected by sexual antics or misappropriate behaviour by either sex, emotions can become stretched. High arousal during some of the trials will produce emotions of love for some campmates. Animosity is likely also to be seen. This is usually caused by some celebs “social Loafing”, not really playing their part in the team, while all the hard work depends on the same few. Letters arriving form home will arouse many emotions. They cry for themselves and for campmates.

4. Stress and Coping in the Jungle environment.

Stress produces dominance in some individual campmates and so we see a shift in the parameters of the game. To combat the stress some campmates will form alliances rather spontaneously, becoming a predominant and extremely important gamesmanship tactic. Stress among campmates generates another strategic tactic known as gossiping about the others.

The entire jungle experiences is imbued with physically gruelling tasks not normally experienced in their daily lives back in UK or USA. They are relatively deprived of shelter water and food to some degree, leaving aside the many ethical issues involved in this situation there are agreed limits above which producers must not tread. There is a duty of care towards all campmates and this has to be balanced out within the context of the realty show. This motivates them to improvise as best they can and also attempt to win a meal for their team. Physical stressors such as food deprivation also alters their psychological functioning such as motivation and irritability besides frustration and increased awareness of their isolation from family back at home. This can trigger aggressiveness and impulsive behaviours with outbursts of anger and fatigue.

The campmates have been carefully selected, and evaluated by the shows psychologists and psychiatrists to assess their psychological fitness to endure three weeks of stress and endurance. If a campmate views another campmate as more attractive, then he or she will see that other person as a possible alliance. Stress produces dominance in some individual campmates and so we see a shift in the parameters of the game. To combat the stress some campmates will form alliances rather spontaneously, becoming an extremely important and predominant gamesmanship tactic. Stress among campmates generates another strategic tactic known as gossiping about the others.

Read more interesting articles from celebrity psychologist Dr Arthur CassidySocial Media Psychologist and Broadcaster.

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Nik Frost Jamming

Nik Frost at Rancho
Nik Frost in tracking room at Rancho

Nik Frost Jamming with Rock Royalty

Hot off the heels of jamming/writing with Stone Temple Pilots and Velvet Revolver, looks like lead vocalist Nik Frost has been out at Joshua Tree recording studio, Rancho De La Luna with it’s head honcho Dave Catching (Eagles of Death Metal) producing a new album of hip shakin’ Rock and Roll. Chris Goss (Masters of Reality/Queens of the Stone Age/Kyuss) co-writing/arranging and maybe even singing. Brent Hinds from the band Mastodon lending lead guitar. We’re surprised Frost hasn’t been snapped up by the Stone Temple Pilot guys yet. Time will tell.

On a side note, Nik’s following on Twitter has continued to increase. If you haven’t already added him to your list of followers, simply go to twitter.com/nikfrost and hit the Follow button.

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Chris Goss came in and started arranging on the single with Brent from Mastodon playing lead guitar. How mental is this? Living the Rock n Roll lifestyle!

Mojave Lords

Formed by Rancho linchpin Dave Catching (also in the Eagles of Death Metal) and hos fellow studio-wiz neighbour Bingo Richey, the Mpjave Lords have just releases their debut album. It’s title, Unfuckwithable, probably tells you all you need to know about the band. Featuring a selection of fellow travellers like Chris Goss, Barry Martin (ex-Screaming Trees) and Joey Castillo (Queens of the Stone Age), the album packs in the thicj-set riffs with a set of off-kilter melodies, as evidenced on this, the opening track.

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Andy Black New Solo Album

Andy Black also known as Andy Biersack from Black Veil Brides releases his debut solo album The Shadow Side in just a few days time, on Friday 6th May. But while it may see him going it alone, he was far from all by himself in the studio, as he explains in the May issue of Upset.

“Having [Blink-182’s] Travis Barker come in and play drums…” he starts. “Part of the joy of it is I go, ‘Here’s the song, what would you do on it?’ Other people like Quinn Allman from The Used were intrinsically involved with the guitar writing.

“The single ‘We Don’t Have To Dance’ came from working with Patrick Stump from Fall Out Boy. We both really hit it off and the single came from a conversation that we had about things we just mutually hated, and just kind of laughing about things.

“’Louder Than Your Love’ I wrote with Gerard and Mikey Way, and that song wouldn’t have happened if it wasn’t for Gerard coming in and saying ‘I have this idea, let’s roll on this’. It’s all different, but what I guess is the surprising element, is how much fun I had doing it.”

Andy Black - The Shadow Side
Andy Black – The Shadow Side

For years, Andy Biersack has built his name as the frontman of Black Veil Brides, but in recent years he’s also showed off another side of himself using the alter ego Andy Black. Under the moniker, he first showed a more dark, yet poppier side with the 2014 single “They Don’t Need to Understand.” Fast forward to 2016 and Andy Black is readying his first full album under the moniker and getting ready to hit the road in support of The Shadow Side, but first he had to get his inaugural solo show out of the way.

Andy Black chose the Lyric Theater in Los Angeles for his first show with his solo band and he set the right mood for the night as a DJ played plenty of ’80s new wave, synth pop and punk classics which all are influences on his current music. With the audience packed in and the smoke machine making things a little hazy onstage, Black was greeted with cheers and a slew of cell phones and cameras from audience members raised to the air ready to catch this historic moment for the vocalist.

Andy Black
Andy Black (Andy Biersack)

The singer, flanked by a drummer and a guitarist-keyboardist, started his first show with the upbeat and uplifting “Stay Alive.” On the album, it features a guest turn by Alkaline Trio and Blink-182 member Matt Skiba. That was followed by the bouncy rocker “Ribcage” that had fans singing along to the “oh-oh-oh-oh’s” of the track. Black welcomed the crowd, sharing his love for the loose nature of the show and not having to adhere to deadlines. He then busted out a cover that had fans grooving along as he rocked the Billy Idol classic “Dancing With Myself.”

Those in attendance got yet another dose of new music, as Blake trotted out “Louder Than Your Love” for the first time, and in this case it was the first listen for almost all in attendance as the track has not been released as of yet. Following the song, some fans noticed Biersack’s wife, Juliet Simms, at the side of the stage and chanted until she came out and joined him onstage. After greeting the crowd and welcoming them to Andy’s show, she exited so he could continue.

The vocalist then dipped into the covers once more, inviting the crowd to sing along if they knew the song and explaining that it came from a band that was one of his greatest influences. With that, he broke into Alkaline Trio’s “Time to Waste.” Finishing out the night, Black played his two most well-known songs, starting off with “They Don’t Need to Understand” before a rousing finale of “We Don’t Have to Dance.”

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METALLICA’s ‘Enter Sandman’ covered by SHEL

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SHEL, the folk/pop band composed of four sisters from Fort Collins, Colorado, has released the official video for their haunting cover of METALLICA’s “Enter Sandman”. The clip premiered on Nerdist, which wrote that SHEL has “created the platonic ideal of one of the metal group’s classic numbers. Paring the song down to softly delivered vocals and spare acoustic instrumentation, the version of the track is as disconcerting as it is beautiful… The audio-visual subtlety of this track makes for an extremely unique cover that hits a totally different chord of terror than the original.”

While recording “Enter Sandman”, SHEL lead vocalist Eva Holbrook was concerned about how to tackle it. “When recording ‘Enter Sandman’, I said a prayer to the god’s of rock that I wouldn’t be struck dead, or mysteriously electrocuted in the studio for whispering the lyrics to a METALLICA song, or for not including an electric guitar in the arrangement,” she told Nerdist. “I’ve survived to say that I am truly blown away by the poetry of the song.”

SHEL’s version of “Enter Sandman” will be featured on the the Nashville-based band’s second full-length album, “Just Crazy Enough”, which will be released on May 13. Produced by Dave Stewart (best known for his work with the EURYTHMICS), the album features the captivating harmonies and intriguing rhythms that are emblematic of SHEL’s inventive songwriting.

The four sisters of SHEL have amassed a loyal fanbase due to a defiantly DIY approach marked by tireless touring and genre-twisting music that wears its heart on its sleeve. Raised on an abandoned trailer park that the family restored and turned into a farm, they had an unconventional and imaginative upbringing in the foothills of Fort Collins, Colorado. Each found an instrument to master early on, studying classical music while composing and arranging with Sarah on violin, Hannah on piano, Eva on mandolin, and Liza on drums, djembe and beatboxing. Using their first initials, the band created an acronym — SHEL. Sarah, Hannah, Eva, and Liza Holbrook like to say they are “four sisters, traveling the world, tellin’ tales, and sharing a dream.” The band released their 2012 self-titled debut to great acclaim, and were embraced by MTV, USA Today, American Songwriter, and many more.

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“Enter Sandman” was featured as the opening track and lead single from METALLICA’s eponymous 1991 album. The song was produced by Bob Rock, and the music was written by Kirk Hammett, Lars Ulrich, and James Hetfield. Vocalist and guitarist Hetfield wrote the lyrics, which deal with the simplest concept of a child’s nightmares.

The “Enter Sandman” single was certified gold in the United States for sales in excess of 500,000 copies. Acclaimed by critics, the song is featured on all of METALLICA’s live albums and DVDs released after 1991 and has been played live at award ceremonies and benefit concerts. It is considered to be METALLICA’s signature song to the general public.

METALLICA’s self-titled “black album” has sold more than 16 million copies in the U.S., according to the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).

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METAL 2 THE MASSES HEAT 4

Metal 2 the Masses Heat 4 – FigureHead, Acid Age, Baleful Creed
Thursday March 24th, Voodoo Belfast

So. Metal 2 the Masses finally arrived in Belfast last year and returned this year: so far there has been eight heats in total, as well as last year’s semi finals and final. Heat four this year – number nine in total – was last Thursday night in Voodoo. Why all the stats, you’re wondering? Well, let’s just say that this heat played out slightly differently than the previous ones…

For starters, there were only three bands in the running instead of the usual four – no doubt in order to shorten the evening before Good Friday officially started. The first sign of actual trouble, however, came as first band FigureHead arrived onstage: there were no lights. Yep, bar a few dull globes behind the bands, the stage was in almost total darkness for the duration (much to the joy of the photographers present). Hmm. FigureHead also caused not a small amount of consternation: describing themselves as ‘industrial rock’, they begin playing and prove to be more grunge/alt-rock than industrial. Then there’s the fact that, for the entire first song, the guitar isn’t working, despite guitarist Pats’ feverish efforts. Announcing “guitar’s fucked” at the end of the song, they put out a call for a loaner guitar lead, and are rewarded when Baleful Creed guitarist John Allen steps forward. Hoorah! Sadly, the previous lack of guitar proves to be merely one of the problems. Between their irritatingly repetitive, kindergarten-level simple lyrics, discordant playing (at one stage all three members appear to be playing a different song), a faulty mike lead and utterly disjointed songs, they’re just…poor. They need to learn how to write better songs (and do proper soundchecks) if they want to make a mark on the local scene.

FigureHead
FigureHead

Acid Age follow them; they call themselves ‘hyper thrash’ and certainly look the part at least, with swathes of long hair and double denim filling the stage. After a brief soundcheck they’re off at top-of-the-rollercoaster, breathtaking speed, setting heads nodding immediately. Frontman Limbs makes a grand entrance and hits the small crowd with a rather impressive and well controlled thrashy scream. It’s all very cacophanous and brash – rather like watching a thrash band on fast forward – and they certainly throw themselves into their performance with passion and abandon. Then, disaster strikes (again!): Limbs, apparently carried away by the metal spirit, abruptly throws his bandana AND HIS GLASSES off to the side of the stage, playing the rest of their set evidently as blind as a bat, with predictable results. Attempting to get amongst the crowd, he is shunted and goes down within about five seconds, clambering sheepishly back onstage and peering myopically at their setlist. Then, he fiddles too strenuously with his mike lead and drops it; unable to find it (or even probably see it) he desperately grabs the reverb-heavy bass player microphone instead, almost pulling the stand over in the process. By this stage most of the crowd are practically watching the stage through their fingers, almost cringing in wait for the next problem. It’s a shame really, as all the drama has pulled attention away from their bolshy and quite fun set. Note to vocalists: if you want to pull that shit, wear contact lenses!

Acid Age
Acid Age

Finally, mercifully, it’s time for emphatically NOT inexperienced heavy rockers Baleful Creed to take to the stage and begin pumping out their down and dirty, pervasive grooves to the crowd, who respond with enthusiasm (and relief, it has to be said). Their cut-glass sharp timing and frontman ‘Fin’ Finlay’s beer and bourbon-soaked vocals go down a storm, as do tracks such as ‘Forgiven’, crowd favourite ‘Autumn Leaves’ and even newie ‘Lose Religion’. And despite the presence of the seriously intoxicated girl who also came perilously close to ending up on her arse – or even headbutting the stage – BC triumph tonight.

Baleful Creed
Baleful Creed

By the time they finish it is clear who will go through tonight, and James Loveday confirms this: the winners by a large margin are Baleful Creed, followed by Acid Age.

This is the first of two heats this week; heat five will be posted shortly. Heat six, the final heat, will also be in Voodoo, on Friday April 8th, featuring Donum Dei, Oracle, Sinocence, The Crawling and Towers. See the Facebook event page below for more information.


All photos from bands’ Facebook pages. Baleful Creed photo by Darren McVeigh of Metalplanet Belfast.

Article used with permission. Written by Melanie Brehaut (an Aussie living in Belfast whose day job is working in a cemetery) and originally published in www.chordblossom.com

Listen to Baleful Creed on Band Camp for free and grab some excellent music downloads for pennies. Follow Baleful Creed on Facebook for updates and gig information.

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