On the 29th of August, we had the chance to join Jeremy Spencer (drums) and Jason Hook (guitar) from Five Finger Death Punch to chat about their new albums The Wrong Side of Heaven and the Righteous Side of Hell, Volume 1/2, live performances, future plans and music in general.
Both Jeremy and Jason come across as really laid back, welcoming and funny dudes who are an absolute pleasure to hang out with. Read the rest of this entry »
Inspired by Austrian filmmaker Fritz Lang’s classic 1927 movie “Metropolis,” The Mediator Between Head And Hands Must Be The Heartwill be released in North America on October 29th as a jewel-case and as a digi-pak with a bonus DVD.
This fall, SEPULTURA will beheadlining their “Tsunami Of Metal” Tour with Boston’s UNEARTH, Canada’s KATAKLYSM, Joey Jordison’s SCAR THE MARTYR (select dates), British Columbia’s ANCIIENTS (select dates), and openers DARK SERMON from Florida. The sonic tidal wave will strike Hollywood, California on November 1st and travel across the U.S. and Canada before touching down in Austin, Texas on November 24th.
Vocalist Chuck Billy and guitarist Eric Peterson of Bay Area thrash legends TESTAMENT, will be available for a meet and greet at the Velvet Margarita (1612 North Cahuenga Boulevard, Los Angeles, California 90028) next Tuesday in Los Angeles. The event will start at 10 pm PST and a Monster Energy Drink guitar signed by the band will also be given away throughout the evening. For more information on the occasion and to RSVP visit the following link: https://www.facebook.com/events/248829568575188/?context=create
Dark Roots Of Thrash, a DVD/2CD release documenting TESTAMENT’s sold-out headlining performance at the Paramount in Huntington, NY this past February, will be made available onOctober 11th (Europe) and October 15th (North America) via Nuclear Blast! In the meantime, check out the song “Rise Up” taken from the upcoming DVD here http://youtu.be/B81K2qKF-1M
There is a slight chill setting in around The Garage as September’s autumnal cool begins to set in around London; becoming most apparent with the quantity of Nile fans queuing outside donning customary hoodies and jackets.
Little did we all know that the warmer choice of attire would soon prove problematic as the evening served up a scorching example in death metal.
EXODUS guitarist Gary Holt is pleased to take part in an upcoming signing with fellow Schecter guitar shredder Jeff Loomis, taking place this Friday, September 20th in Sao Paulo, Brazil.
C. Borges Booth @ 15:00 (3:00pm)
Expo Center Norte
Sao Paulo, Brazil
“Looking forward to teaming up with my good friends Jeff Loomis and Schecter guitars for the signing in Sao Paulo Brazil,” says Gary Holt. “It’s gonna be awesome to get out there and meet some folks before heading over to play with the mighty Iron Maiden! Hope to see as many thrash maniacs as possible there so come on over!”
FOZZY And SAXON “Sacrifice And Sin” Tour Hammering America; Headlining Dates To Follow, Including Canada
FOZZY Available Now For Interviews
CHRIS JERICHO was such a hit the last time he appeared on SiriusXM, they invited him back – OZZY’S BONEYARD becomes FOZZY’S BONEYARD once again when the FOZZY frontman takes over the controls of SiriusXM channel 38 at 7pm ET / 4pm PT.
FOZZY frontman CHRIS JERICHO will take over the mic and playlist on OZZY’S BONEYARD, filling one of his favorite SiriusXM channel with songs from some of his favorite bands including AVENGED SEVENFOLD, METALLICA, BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE, MOTLEY CRUE, BLACK SABBATH and more.
JERICHO will also join JOSE MANGIN on LIQUID METAL (SiriusXM channel 40) for a quick interview Friday, September 20, at 8pm ET / 5pm PT.
Catch the CHRIS JERICHO takeover of OZZY’S BONEYARD at these times:
Disinterred British extreme metal legends CARCASS released ‘Surgical Steel’, their first studio album since their 1996 LP Swansong, this week! In celebration we sat Bill and Dan in front of a camera to ask them about the artwork for the new album, which you can watch here: http://youtu.be/qJ4Bh1spuu0
The long-awaited sixth full-length album by CARCASS, is available on several collectible formats and can now be ordered with or without an exclusive t-shirt design here http://smarturl.it/SurgicalSteelCD.
Surgical Steel was produced byColin Richardson (NAPALM DEATH, BOLT THROWER, GOREFEST, CANNIBALCORPSE, SINISTER, RODRIGO Y GABRIELA) and mixed/mastered by Andy Sneap (MEGADETH, ACCEPT, EXODUS, TESTAMENT). “We went back to working with Ian Tilton, who is an iconic English photographer famous for working with THE STONE ROSES,” stated frontman Jeff Walker regarding the cover artwork. “He actually did the front cover for Necroticism… as well. We’ve deliberately tried to evoke the feeling of that album and Heartwork.” Joining guitarist Bill Steer and bassist/vocalist Jeff Walker in the band’s current incarnation are new drummer Dan Wilding (ABORTED, TRIGGER THE BLOODSHED) and guitarist Ben Ash (PIG IRON, DESOLATION, LIQUEFIED SKELETON). Expect some guest vocals from original sticksman Ken Owen as well, when Surgical Steel is finally released this Fall. Read the rest of this entry »
The “Unnatural Selection” European tour is due to kick off on November 23rd in Edegem, Belgium, shortly after SAVAGE MESSIAH’s headlining UK mini tour. The European trek also features support from ANGELUS APATRIDA.
SAVAGE MESSIAH guitarist JOFF BAILEY comments:
“We’re really excited to announce the news that we’ll be hitting the road across Europe this November/December with Havok! We really can’t wait to hit European shores again and tear it up with all the Savages over there! We’ve been shut away in the studio all summer working on the new record (which is sounding absolutely brutal by the way!) so when they finally let us loose for our headline tour in October and now across Europe a couple of weeks later with Havok, well, needless to say, we’ll burst out fuckin’ swinging! I may even put in place a strict diet of Maiden, Metallica and Rocky montage scenes to fire us up even more! See you on the road! STAY SAVAGE!!”
Years before MTV and decades before Internet and social media, there was a vibrant force in high-energy rock n roll that dominated the city of Los Angeles. Only a handful of stalwarts would survive the new millennium yet these bands and artists literally set the blueprint for Glam, Power, and Thrash Metal bands that would soon follow and reign supreme in Los Angeles and gain worldwide notoriety throughout the ‘80s and beyond. These artists were the groundbreakers and trendsetters that set the course of heavy metal history. Yet seldom is known about these founding fathers of hard rock and heavy metal music…until now!
Montreal based death metal powerhouse KATAKLYSM, in cooperation with TheGauntlet.com, have made the brand new track “Like Animals” available for streaming here: http://goo.gl/cZYkih. The song comes from their highly anticipated upcoming release Waiting for the End to Come, which will be released on October 29th (North America) via Nuclear Blast.
Life sometimes does imitate art. This seems to be surprisingly true of death metal, long a bastion of tales of corpses coming back to life and rising from the grave to feast on the living. Over the last several years, some of death metal’s legendary and long-dead acts have been reanimated, throwing open their coffins to once again walk the Earth to maim and kill – metaphorically, of course. Carcass just released their first album in 17 years, Surgical Steel, in September. Chicago’s Broken Hope will issue their first album in 11 years, Omen of Disease, in October.
Both bands, however, were beaten to the punch by California’s fittingly named Exhumed, who returned after a comparatively brief five-year slumber in 2011 with All Guts, No Glory, which they then followed up this August with their sixth full-length Necrocracy. This second life has proven rather revitalizing for the one-time hack-and-slash gore-grinders who have morphed into groovier, more technically adept – and even somewhat cerebral – death metallers. Led by guitarist/vocalist Matt Harvey, the lone constant member who was all of 15 when the band formed in 1990, Exhumed have enjoyed a steady diet of touring since their resurrection, gained a ton of new fans and found, for once, a seemingly solid lineup.
During a phone interview prior to a pair of high-profile shows at The Troubador in L.A. opening for Carcass, Harvey offered his thoughts on Exhumed’s return, resurgence and less gruesome, but still lethal, “gore metal.”
SWEDEN – Swedish veteran power metal act Tad Morose has uploaded a teaser of a new track “Beneath A Veil Of Crying Souls” to YouTube at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xy5iIygNzj8. The song will appear on the band’s impending seventh studio album Revenant, out November 20, 2013 on Despotz Records. A music video for the track will surface in the coming weeks.