Alex Webster, Paul Mazurkiewicz and Rob Barrett returned to their hometown of Buffalo, NY to attend the 31st annual Buffalo Music Hall of Fame (BMHOF) induction gala. As was previously announced, Cannibal Corpse was among the 2013 class of inductees into the hall. Cannibal Corpse is one of the latest additions to the BMHOF, which also includes Buffalo natives the Goo Goo Dolls, Billy Sheehan, 10,000 Maniacs, and many more. The class of 2013 was inducted on October 3rd at the Tralf Music Hall in Buffalo, NY. More information about the BMHOF can be found at www.buffalomusic.org or on facebook.
Cannibal Corpse will be wrapping up their 25th anniversary celebrations for 2013 with a pair of shows in Florida, which has served as the band’s base of operations since relocating to Tampa from Buffalo, NY in 1994. The shows are scheduled for November 29th in Ft. Lauderdale, FL at the Culture Room and November 30th in Tampa, FL at the Brass Mug. Tickets are on sale now at ticketmaster.com for the Culture Room and details on how to purchase tickets for the Brass Mug are on showclix.com.
According to Entertainment Weekly, JUDAS PRIEST singer Rob Halford will guest on The Simpsons. The episode will feature a decade-old spec script written by writer-director-producer Judd Apatow who is collaborating with the animated series in front of the microphone as well.
The Apatow & Friends showcase, which is titled Steal This Episode, is slated to air in January and will boast Will Arnett as a guest star, frequent collaborators Leslie Mann, Paul Rudd, and Seth Rogen, plus Channing Tatum.
It marks a return visit to Springfield for Rudd and Rogen: Rudd guested in a season 22 episode and Rogen co-wrote the season 21 premiere and voiced a character.
Guitarist Will Wallner has released the following statement:
I am sad to announce I am no longer a member of White Wizzard. I will not get into the petty argument between Jon Leon and Joseph Micheal, I will only comment on what matters; the music. I am proud of the album Joseph Micheal, Will Wallner, Jake Dreyer, Jon Leon and Giovanni Durst created this year. We all brought our own influences and individual styles to make a great metal album. That is what I want to remember from my time in White Wizzard. We had a great live chemistry and for a brief moment I believed the band could have done something.
Thrash metal lives and well in Finland when a number of young thrash bands have emerged out of cellars to conquer the scene with the intensive grip and attitude. Lost Society definitely belongs to the elite list of the Finnish speed/thrash metal genre. The band’s debut album FAST LOUD DEATH presents the ultra speed ear piercing hymns making each one’s head band brutality. It ain’t any surprise chaotic and maelstorm pits are raging when Lost Society hit the stage. Therefore it was reasonable to set the band’s frontman Sammy Elbanna to the rack of Metal-Rules.Com to find out a bit more.
The legendary death metal outfit Immolation keeps soldiering on. The band’s most recent output KINGDOM OF CONSPIRACY is pure evidence of how death metal is supposed to sound. The band hasn’t lost an inch in their brutal and deadly sounds instead keeping its recognizable trademark on the new album. Immolation’s guitarist Robert Vigna sheds more light on the new album.
FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH are kicking off the countdown to the release of their second installment of their masterwork titled THE WRONG SIDE OF HEAVEN AND THE RIGHTEOUS SIDE OF HELL – VOLUME 2–out November 19 via Prospect Park in North America/Eleven Seven (in all other territories)–with a series of a exclusive track-by-track webisode premieres. The first webisode has premiered today (10/9) at BILLBOARD.COM. In it, the band’s guitarist ZOLTAN BATHORY talks about their red-hot interpretation of the classic song “House of the Rising Sun”: http://tiny.cc/mn8o4w
Today’s exclusive premiere is launching 5 weeks of exclusive track-by-track webisodes that the band will debut every week leading up to the release of VOL. 2 on November 19. The group also premiered the video for their new single “Battle Born” on USATODAY.com last week (10/1). The video can be viewed here: http://bit.ly/1c05nEJ
The band–IVAN MOODY (vocals), ZOLTAN BATHORY (guitar), JEREMY SPENCER (drums), JASON HOOK (guitar) and CHRIS KAEL (bass)–are currently electrifying audiences at venues all across the U.S. and Canada on “THE WRONG SIDE OF HEAVEN TOUR,” through October 27 before joining Avenged Sevenfold as special guest on their European arena tour in November. For all tour dates and to purchase tickets, visit: http://www.fivefingerdeathpunch.com/tour. To pre-order VOLUME 2, visit: http://bit.ly/Pre-Order5FDP4v2.
Also, we will be a six-piece band from now on, as Mr. Troy Donockley (uilleann pipes, low whistles, vocals) will become a full-time member of NIGHTWISH.
Originally we were going to wait until 2014 to make a decision about the future line-up of the band, but the past year has clearly shown us that Floor and Troy are perfect matching pieces to our puzzle, and we are really grateful of the bond that has grown between all of us. We love you guys.
Commented vocalist Floor Jansen: “Words cannot describe what I feel! This union is beyond everything and I cannot tell you how wonderful it is to continue this amazing journey with my new brothers! Once I had a dream…and this is it!!!”
Piper/whistleman, added vocalist Troy Donockley: “`Imaginaerum World Tour´was a revelation to me and in that time, I became aware of a growing unity and then, finally, a transcendence of all the usual nonsense that affects bands. A beautiful process. And since the idea, the musical dream that is NIGHTWISH has been a part of me since before I was born, I am delighted to officially sail into uncharted waters with my brothers and sister. Wondrous scenes Ahoy! ”
The new line-up can be seen on the live / tour documentary DVD »Showtime, Storytime«, released on November 29th. Watch a brand new trailer, directed by Ville Lipiäinen here:
Interview by Ritche and EvilG
Video and editing by Ritche
Kelle was in our neck of the woods here in NL Canada doing some recording with a local band. Thus the opportunity presented itself to talk about Kelle’s musical journey and of course to speak about his brother, the legend, Randy Rhoads. Enjoy!
“If you like the aggression, complexity and brutality of Dark Angel, Sadus, Razor etc., combined with the sense of melody, put into limelight by Forbidden and alike, then Thraw will surely become one of your favourite acts to bang your head on.”
“Decoding the Past” was co-produced and mastered by Juan Urteaga (Testament, Machine Head, Exodus, Heathen, Sadus…) and features Geoff Thorpe (Vicious Rumors)
“Beats of Aggression” can be streamed via YoutTube:
BLACKFINGER, lead by former TROUBLE vocalist Eric Wagner, have announced the addition of Chicago bassist Willie Max to its ranks. Willie, who is also a member of long running Chicago metal outfit SHADOZ EDGE, as well as SPILLAGE (featuring EARTHEN GRAVE’s Tony Spillman), replaces Ben Smith, who has moved on to pursue other musical interests. Check out Willie Max tearing up SPILLAGE’s version of “Devil Woman” at Days Of The Doomed Fest III this past June in Milwaukee, WI: http://youtu.be/5CMe3Z_mclw
As previously reported, BLACKFINGER have signed a worldwide deal with Germany’s The Church Within Records, and are expecting a late 2013 release of their debut album. A teaser promo vid can be viewed here: http://youtu.be/KdbnDui1A68
On the heels of three long months of touring (North America, Asia, Russia) in support of their latest album, “Pelagial,” The Ocean have unveiled the trailer and pre-order for their highly anticipated DVD! “Collective Oblivion” is something the band has been teasing for quite a while. Fans saw a glimpse of what sort of content would be on this release in the form of tour updates on youtube, including: Russia 2012 video blog, The Ocean in China, The Ocean North American tour blog 2011, and more. Finally, fans will be able to order this thorough and expansive look at The Ocean‘s career and touring experiences, including the “Heliocentric” record release show with an extended line-up of 13 musicians on stage; as well as a special performance at the museum for musical instruments in Berlin, and much, much more. Read the rest of this entry »
As has been the case for the past two years, in 2013 our booth will be stocked with brand new MetalSucks merch designs, free goodies from our friends at Nuclear Blast, and, oh yeah, some of metal’s heaviest hitters to sign your shit, take photos, and generally make you go all weak in the knees. This year’s guests will Monster Magnet guitarist/vocalist Dave Wyndorf on Friday, October 11 from 12-2 pm, and Anthrax bassist Frank Bello on Saturday, October 12 from 12-2 pm.
San Francisco Bay Area thrash veterans DEATH ANGEL, have made a second trailer previewing their upcoming album The Dream Call for Blood available here: http://youtu.be/Hn0tfRqY_hk. The Dream Calls for Blood will be released to the rabid masses on October 11th (Rest of Europe), October 14th (UK), and October 15th (North America). Fans can now pre-order the album in various formats, with or without an exclusive t-shirt design here: http://goo.gl/xipVSX.
Three years have passed since the release of DEATH ANGEL’s crushing Relentless Retribution album; three years of constant touring and on-the-road-songwriting. Now the band has returned with yet another visceral slice of thrash! The Dream Calls for Bloodwas recordedat AudioHammer Studios with Jason Suecof (TRIVIUM, AUGUST BURNS RED, THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER, ALL THAT REMAINS, WHITECHAPEL, DEVILDRIVER), and once again features cover art by Brent Elliot White (JOB FOR A COWBOY,CARNIFEX, WHITECHAPEL). Read the rest of this entry »