Today Vice Magazine’s music portal, Noisey, presents the second episode of NOLA: Life, Death And Heavy Blues From The Bayou, a seven-part series examining the people and the culture that helped spawn bands like Down, Eyehategod, Crowbar, Acid Bath and so many others.
Chilean Death Metal horde THORNAFIRE are back with their fourth full-length, Magnaa.
With Magnaa, the band presents 11 classically-inspired technical death metal compositions (plus intro, intermezzo and outro) that walk the jagged edge between modern death metal and Morbid Angel-worshipping Floridian brutality. Mixed and mastered by Jörg Uken at Soundlodge Studio (Keitzer,Slaughterday), Magnaa is without a doubt THORNAFIRE’s finest work to date. Album artwork for Magnaa was created by Misanthropic Art. Read the rest of this entry »
Primordial have announced they will play three shows in the UK including their first Glasgow appearance in ten years.
“After the success of this year’s Bloodstock appearance, not to mention our two night stand in the UK for the last album, we can now announce a three date tour of the UK next February in support of our forthcoming ‘Where Greater Men Have Fallen’ album. First support comes from up and coming Irish band Malthusian and a yet to be revealed main support will be announced in time. The UK has always been a loyal and dedicated stronghold for Primordial so we are proud to be coming back under the speed of album number 8! In addition to returning to Manchester and London, we are excited to this time add our first visit to Glasgow in over a decade! Vae Victis!” Read the rest of this entry »
The official MOTÖRHEAD website is currently running a competition inviting submissions for a live video version of “Killed By Death” from the special tour edition of the Aftershock album.
MOTÖRHEAD fans who have dreamt of making an official video for their favorite band have finally got their wish. To celebrate the Tour Edition of the Aftershock album (a double-disc set containing Aftershock and a bonus live disc from MOTÖRHEAD’s Spring US dates titled Best of the West Coast Tour) fans are invited to create a video for the live version of “Killed By Death” from the release.
Creativity is greatly encouraged (don’t be boring!), and the production can be as mighty or modest as the imagination desires. Let the thunderous riff and wry lyrics conjure your best Motörvisions, and the video that wins will be premiered on major music video stations plus websites worldwide by the band’s label UDR/MOTÖRHEAD Records. The winning director/creator will also receive some very exclusive MOTÖRHEAD prizes, as well as the satisfaction of having one of the band’s official videos under their creative belt.
Entrants must use the audio of “Killed By Death” from the new touring edition of Aftershock and entries should be uploaded to YouTube with “Killed By Death Fan Video Motörhead Contest” in the subject line. Also visit the band’s Official Facebook page and post links to your video creations there too. We will pick the very best submissions, and then the fans will vote for the winner.
All entries must be uploaded by NEXT TUESDAY, September 30th, 2014.
We look forward to seeing some great pieces of film in the coming weeks and remember, MOTÖRHEAD For Life.
Poland – September 24, 2014 – Vesania, the Polish symphonic black metal act that features current and former members of Behemoth, Dimmu Borgir, Vader, and Decapitated, have been toiling for over a decade.. The band’s fourth full-length album, and first since 2007, is finally scheduled for release on October 28, 2014 via Metal Blade Records. The brand new track, “Innocence,” can be heard now on metalblade.com/vesania, where fans can also pre-order a copy of the album!
A Skeletal Domain, the latest full-length from American death metal icons, CANNIBAL CORPSE, debuted at an astounding #32 on Billboard’s Top 200 chart, making it the highest charting record in the band’s storied history! Additionally, A Skeletal Domain ranked in at #3 on the Hard Music chart, #5 on the Independent chart, #7 on Billboard’s Rock chart, #21 on the Physical Albums chart, #31 on the Top Current Albums chart, #59 on the Digital Albums chart and #4 on iTunes Metal! In Canada, the record also broke CANNIBAL CORPSE‘s previous charting records landing at #21 on the Top 200 Current Albums chart, #4 on the Hard Music chart, #58 on Digital chart, #39 on iTunes’ Top 200, #5 on iTunes’ Rock chart and a flooring #2 on iTunes’ Metal chart! The band pummeled in Germany as well with A Skeletal Domain rivaling all the band’s prior positions peaking at #21 on the Top 100 Albums chart, #21 on the Media Control charts and position #19 on the Media Market charts. Elsewhere, the record debuted at #21 on the UK Rock/Metal charts, #39 on the UK Independent Albums charts, #28 in Austria and #50 in Switzerland.
Wild and hot – that was the Wacken Open Air 2013! The 24th Wacken Open Air included over 120 bands on seven stages, 75.000 fans and most of all sun, sun and more sun. Metalheads from all over the world celebrated the most legendary party of them all and turned the little village of Wacken in Northern Germany into the place to be for any self-respecting Metalhead.
The 24th Wacken Open Air once more proved to be unique, with a special vibe which has to be experienced to understand. “Live at Wacken 2013“, brings this atmosphere right home on DVD, Bu and CD! The hits, the legends, the fans – and many, many memorable shows.
SISTER have released a brand new EP online! The “Deadboys Making Noise” EP is available now on Spotify and iTunes. The EP features early material from the band, and different versions of songs from their “Hated” debut album. In essence, these are the songs that got the band signed to Metal Blade! Learn more about the band and the EP in a new video on the band’s youtube channel HERE.
SISTER will be touring throughout October with the legendary Skid Row! The tour begins on October 17 in Bristol and continues through October 28 with the final show of the tour at the Underworld in London. Earlier this year, the band launched a music video for one of the most vitriol-filled cuts from their latest album, “Disguised Vultures.” “Slay Yourself” was filmed at venues in Sweden and Finland and captures the sweaty and raw energy unleashed on the club stages on tour. Watch the video now on youtube.com/sisterofficial.
SISTER w/ Skid Row
10/17 Bristol, GB Bierkeller
10/18 Cambridge, GB The Junction
10/19 Hull, GB The Well
10/20 Edinburgh, GB Liquid Room
10/22 Bournemouth, GB Old Fire Station
10/23 Stourbridge, GB River Rooms
10/24 Wakefield, GB Warehouse 23
10/25 Buckley, GB Tivoli
10/26 Nuneaton, GB Queen’s Hall
10/28 London, GB Underworld|
Swedish death metal legends ENTOMBED A.D. just started their European tour with label-mates GRAVE! To kick off the trek, the band has launched a new video, “Kill To Live”, taken from their recently released album, Back To The Front. Filmed at Party-San Open Air in Germany by Oliver Barth from Visions In Fear (www.visions-in-fear.de), “Kill To Live” can be viewed here:
ENTOMBED A.D. is BACK TO THE FRONT! Don’t miss them on the road this year; see below for all upcoming dates.
ENTOMBED A.D. line-up:
L-G Petrov – Vocals
Nico Elgstrand – Guitars
Olle Dahlstedt – Drums
Victor Brandt – Bass
ENTOMBED A.D. – “Back To The Front” tour 2014 with GRAVE & support
24.09.14 – Gebäude 9 – Köln, DE
25.09.14 – Divan du Monde – Paris, FR
26.09.14 – Carnage Feast – Lyss, CH
27.09.14 – Dynamo – Toulouse, FR
28.09.14 – Apolo 2 – Barcelona, SP
29.09.14 – Shoko – Madrid, SP
30.09.14 – Sonora – Bilbao, SP
01.10.14 – MJC Picaud – Cannes, FR
02.10.14 – Ex Haus – Trier, DE
03.10.14 – Turock – Essen, DE
04.10.14 – Feierwerk – München, DE
05.10.14 – Circolo Colony – Brescia, IT
06.10.14 – Gala Hala – Ljubljana, SI
07.10.14 – Club Sloga – Sarajevo, BH
08.10.14 – Dom Omladine – Belgrad, RS
09.10.14 – Club Havana – Skopje, MK
10.10.14 – Jet Rock Club – Sofia, BU
11.10.14 – Romanian Thrash Metal Fest – Bucharest, RO
12.10.14 – Dürer Kert – Budapest, HU
13.10.14 – Explosiv – Graz, AT
14.10.14 – Viper Room – Vienna, AT
15.10.14 – Barrak – Ostrava, CZ
16.10.14 – Colloseum Club – Kosice, SK
17.10.14 – Fabryka – Krakow, PL
18.10.14 – Eskulap – Poznan, PL
19.10.14 – B90 – Gdansk, PL
20.10.14 – New York – Vilnius, LT
21.10.14 – Melna Piektdiena – Riga, LV
22.10.14 – Rockclub Tapper – Tallinn, EE
23.10.14 – Klubi – Turku, FI
24.10.14 – Klubi – Tampere, FI
25.10.14 – Nosturi – Helsinki, FI
ENTOMBED A.D. with HANG THE BASTARD:
11.11.2014 – Roadhouse – Manchester, UK
12.11.2014 – Audio – Glasgow, UK
13.11.2014 – Voodoo Lounge – Dublin, IRE
14.11.2014 – Underworld – London, UK
ENTOMBED A.D. live:
14-15.11.2014 – Metal Hammer Paradise – Weissenhäuser Strand, Germany
“As everybody already knows, Roberto has decided to part ways with the band in order to start his solo career. We wish him all the best and we thank him for the long walk we have had together. At the same time “the show must go on”, as somebody said, and the good news is that we have started working on the new album. This is not the only good news, anyway, ’cause we are incredibly excited and honored to announce that our new singer is none other than a top-notch artist and a piece of history in the metal world: we warmly welcome Mr. Mark Boals on board (Yngwie Malmsteen, Ring Of Fire, Royal Hunt) and we can’t wait to let you all listen to some of the new songs we are working on! Sincerely yours, Labyrinth“
Bay Area Metal Titans MACHINE HEAD, has released the fifth video blog documenting the making of their eighth full-length album Bloodstone & Diamonds, here. The band’s Nuclear Blast Entertainment debut will be released on November 7 (Europe) and November 10, 2014 (N. America/UK) on several physical and digital formats. Bloodstone & Diamonds was once again produced by Robb Flynn himself and Juan Urteaga (TESTAMENT, VILE), and like the last 7 out of 8 albums, was masterfully mixed by Colin Richardson (CARCASS, BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE, SLIPKNOT, BEHEMOTH). Additional tracking, editing, and mixing was done with heavy metal legend Andy Sneap (EXODUS, ARCH ENEMY, MEGADETH) who also launched his career co-mixing Machine Head’s 2nd album “The More Things Change”, and Steve Lagudi. Read the rest of this entry »
A Casual Guide To The Music Of Bon Jovi’s Richie Sambora
STRANGER IN THIS TOWN – A CASUAL GUIDE TO THE MUSIC OF BON JOVI’S RICHIE SAMBORA BY NEIL DANIELS
PUBLISHED BY CREATESPACE
WORLDWIDE RELEASE DATE: SEPTEMBER 21, 2014
A Casual Guide To The Music Of Bon Jovi’s Richie Sambora
Richie Sambora is the leading force in one of the world’s most successful rock bands but there is more to his career than Bon Jovi, which he helped steer to success through twelve studio albums from 1983 to 2014. In many respects Sambora is one of rock’s most underrated guitarists even though many of his riffs are world famous.
Stranger In This Town not only touches on Sambora’s profound role in Bon Jovi but also details his pre Bon Jovi bands, Message and Shark Frenzy, as well as his collaborations with such icons as Cher, Desmond Child and many others. This book is also about the solo music of Richie Sambora and explores his three solo albums, Stranger In This Town, Undiscovered Soul and Aftermath Of The Lowdown. Read the rest of this entry »
Last week, GWAR announced they had officially added not just one new member in Blothar, but a second, female member in Vulvatron. When we learned of this development, we immediately contacted GWAR’s intergalactic publicist to get us on the horn with this new vixen of torment. We learn about Vulvatron’s origins and how she became one of the scumdogs of the universe. Here is a sample:
Why do you think it took GWAR so long to add another female member?
GWAR enjoyed giving you humans blue balls for many years.
Which member of GWAR did you sleep with to get the gig?
Vulvatron’s sexual prowess is far superior, and although I slept with the entire band and management at the same time, they were not able to keep up. My sexual functions are far too advanced to mate with most primitive forms.
Does sexism exist in GWAR? Are you only entitled to 70% of the crack compared to male members?
I consumed the entire crack rider, and then needed a further crack buyout for lunch, dinner, and aftershow. GWAR is an extremely sexist band, we all believe in having all of the sex all the time.