Fun Fun Fun Fest – Austin, Texas

November 28th, 2014
by Robert Williams

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By Robert Williams

Photography courtesy of Sandra Torres

Fun Fun Fun Fest is an annual music, comedy and extreme sports destination festival held in Austin, Texas. A barrage of different music genres make Fun Fun Fun Fest a one of a kind experience, mixing punk, metal, acoustic, electronica, hip-hop and everything in between. This year’s roster boasted headlining performances from Judas Priest & King Diamond and was held at the outdoor Auditorium Shores venue the weekend of November 7-9th.  Read the rest of this entry »

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Ethereal Interview with Vocalist Naut

November 28th, 2014
by Metal-Rules.com UK Team

Interview with Naut of Ethereal

@ Camden Underworld

19th November 2014

Interview by Ben Spencer

Video by Jo Blackened

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After travelling to the Camden Underworld and stumbling into a sound check by one of tonight’s band’s it was time to set up our recording equipment and get the latest from one of the UK’s most promising Black Metal band’s Ethereal.
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REASONS BEHIND Release Official Video for ‘With Your Light’

November 27th, 2014
by EvilG

Italian female-fronted symphonic power metal band, Reasons Behind have released an official video for the track ‘With Your Light’, taken from their debut full-length album ‘The Alpha Memory’.  The video was directed by Francesco Brusa, with locations provided by Hotel Touring Bologna, Italy.  Their new album ‘The Alpha Memory’ will be released worldwide on Dec. 1st, through Maple Metal Records.

View ‘With Your Light’ at this location: http://youtu.be/BdD11h8bMnQ

Also the album teaser video can be viewed at this location:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GB6_j8q5ANM&index=2&list=PLOrBlbq5wIpqM86HlQnKoTvyVTfIQgAKY

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MACHINE HEAD Post Making of “Now We Die” Music Video

November 27th, 2014
by EvilG

Bay Area Metal Titans MACHINE HEAD have posted a behind scenes look at the making of the video clip for the track “Now We Die”, here.The clip was directed by Mike Sloat (TESTAMENT, STAIND) and  comes from their recently released Nuclear Blast Entertainment debut,Bloodstone & Diamonds.

Bloodstone & Diamonds has been tearing up the sales charts all over the globe since it was released! In the U.S. alone, the band sold around 18,200 copies in its first week of release to debut at position #21 on The Billboard 200 chart. This makes it their biggest first week sales and chart position in history and their 4th album in-a-row with an upward trajectory. Comparatively, the band’s Unto The Locust (2011) opened with around 17,000 units to land at #22, The Blackening (2007) registered a first-week tally of just under 15,000 to enter the chart at #54, and Through The Ashes Of Empires (2004) premiered with less than 12,000 copies to debut at #88.

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Ahab Interview with Christian Hector

November 27th, 2014
by Metal-Rules.com UK Team

Ahab Interview with Christian Hector

1st November 2014

Interview by Caitlin Smith

Nautical themed doom giants Ahab may be making a name for themselves on the doom scene, and have been enjoying unparalleled success since their latest full-length masterpiece ‘The Giant’ hit the shelves in 2012. Returning this year for Damnation Festival, it is only the 2nd time these doom titans have set foot on UK soil. Sitting down the bassist Christian Hector at Damnation, we chat about their recent venture into charity work, the new album and their love of good literature.

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A Forest of Stars Interview with Curse, TS Kettleburner and the Gentleman

November 27th, 2014
by Metal-Rules.com UK Team

A Forest of Stars Interview with Curse, TS

Kettleburner and the Gentleman

1st November 2014

Interview by Caitlin Smith

A Forests of Stars may have been simmering below the surface of the British black metal scene now with their unusual mix of black metal and progressive, all brought together by the downright strangest of minds, but it wasn’t till the release of their latest record A Shadowplay for Yesterdays back in 2012 that this band really made some serious headway out of the underground. Arriving suited and booted in their finery and bringing with them a healthy dose of dark humour, we sit down with Curse, The Gentleman and Mr TS Kettleburner to get to grips on what really makes this group of time travelling musicians tick.

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Grand Design – bandleader/singer/famous producer Pelle Saether

November 26th, 2014
by Anders Sandvall

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Bandleader/singer/famous producer Pelle Saether – Grand Design

 

Interviewed by: Anders Sandvall

Thanks to Birgitt Schwanke at GerMusica Promotion & Management for help to get this interview done.
Thanks to AOR Heaven for the promo pictures of the band

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Grand Design is a Swedish hard rock band that released their third album THRILL OF THE NIGHT at the end of September. Since I became curious about the band when I heard the album, I thought it would be nice to have a chat with the bandleader, Pelle Saether. All said and done, we hooked up for a chat and this is what Saether had to say about the album, the members, and the future of the band. Read on!

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Interview with Mortarium

November 26th, 2014
by Metal Rules

Interview with Mortarium

by Addison Herron-Wheeler

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Mortarium

Mortarium’s claim to fame is that they are the only all-female doom band from Brazil, but they are a lot more than that. They are also a great doom band regardless of gender and nationality, and some pretty rad chicks, to boot. Check out this exclusive Metal-Rules.com interview with the one and only Mortarium below.

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Damnation Festival 2014

November 26th, 2014
by Metal-Rules.com UK Team

Damnation Festival

@ Leeds University, Leeds

2nd November 2014

Review by Caitlin Smith & Ben Spencer

Photography by Graham Hilling

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Carcass on Halloween in Colorado!

November 26th, 2014
by Metal Rules

CARCASS, OBITUARY, EXHUMED & NOISEM

October 31,2014
by Addison Herron-Wheeler

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My husband and I showed up to The Black Sheep in Colorado Springs, Colorado at 8:00 on Halloween night. Allegedly doors were at 7:00 but I guess the show started early or something, because we missed openers Noisem from Baltimore and Exhumed! I was looking forward to seeing Noisem because they hail from near my homeland in Richmond VA and have a split out with some friends of mine from Richmond, Occultist. I really like grindcore, and from what I’ve heard recorded they are pretty rippin’. I also of course wanted to catch Exhumed, being that they are one of my all-time favorite bands, but I have seen them before and will no doubt get to catch them again.

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VENOM To Release New Album In 2015

November 26th, 2014
by Celtic Bob

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VENOM  -the hugely influential British heavy metal trio, widely revered for driving and shaping many aspects of the music industry, including black and thrash metal as well as for their instinctive blending of metallic power and punk spirit- have confirmed the release of their new studio album, From the Very Depths. It will be released January 27 via Spinefarm Records.

The band is led by vocalist/bassist and original VENOM titan, Cronos, who decided against making fans the world over wait too long for this powerful new 14-track release, which is the follow-up to 2011’s Fallen Angels, also issued via Spinefarm.

So… VENOM will be unleashing their fourteenth studio album, via CD and download, on January 27, with a double vinyl format to follow shortly after.

Cronos says, “This album is perfect, all three members are totally over-the-top confident with the new songs and the production. We had a great atmosphere in the studio while we were recording. Dante created pure thunder from his drums, while Rage tears the flesh off your face with his riffs, making everything fall into place so well. It’s a strong release and really shows the band maturing into an unstoppable force of pure Black Metal. We can’t wait to play the new songs live for the Legions… Hell Yeah!”

Just as the aftermath of Christmas can be laced with reminders of gluttony and false cheer, so VENOM will unleash a full-throttle, full-length LP to drag you even further into HELL!

This is the heaviest Black Fuckin’ Metal and is not for wimps.

Naturally, further details will be revealed shortly.

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www.venomslegions.com
www.spinefarmrecords.com

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MEGADETH – Guitarist CHRIS BRODERICK also quits band!

November 26th, 2014
by EvilG
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Megadeth – Chris Broderick

Following the shocker that Megadeth drummer Shawn Drover quit the band, guitarist Chris Broderick has also announced he’s quitting the band.  Check out his posting here and below.

“Due to artistic and musical differences, it is with great reluctance that I announce my departure from Megadeth to pursue my own musical direction. I want all of you to know how much I appreciate the amount that you the fans have accepted and respected me as a member of Megadeth for the last seven years, but it is time for me to move on. I wish Dave and everyone in Megadeth all the best. I am working on a few things of my own and hope that when they come out, you will all dig it.”

The Mega-Daves of Megadeth has yet to release an official statement regarding 1/2 their band quitting.

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MEGADETH – Drummer Shawn Drover quits band

November 25th, 2014
by EvilG

Shawn DRover 2In surprising news, drummer Shawn Drover announced today (Nov. 25) that he has quit Megadeth. The stickman had been in the legendary metal band for 10 years.

Megadeth are no strangers to lineup changes, with frontman Dave Mustaine being the only consistent member of the band throughout the group’s existence. Bassist David Ellefson is also an original member, but spent a handful of years out of Megadeth until rejoining the group in 2010.

Drover joined the band in 2004 and played on the band’s last four albums, including 2013′s ‘Super Collider.’ In an official statement (via Blabbermouth), the drummer wrote the following:

After 10 years, I have decided to quit Megadeth to pursue my own musical interests. I want to thank Dave Mustaine and the entire Megadeth family, as well as thanking all the amazing Megadeth fans around the world!!! I truly appreciate all of you. Stay tuned for info on my next musical journey.
There’s no word yet on Drover’s replacement. We’ll keep you posted as more news breaks.

Read More: Drummer Shawn Drover Exits Megadeth | http://loudwire.com/drummer-shawn-drover-exits-megadeth/?trackback=tsmclip

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Edu Falaschi: special guest on Russian band Stilverlight debut

November 25th, 2014
by EvilG

Brazilian singer and composer Edu Falaschi (ALMAH, ex-ANGRA) for the first time in his career collaborated with a Russian band and recorded a guest vocal part for the self-titled debut album of heavy/power/folk metal band Stilverlight from Saint-Petersburg.

 

One can hear Edu’s voice in “Open Your Eyes” composition in a vocal fight with the band’s singer Max Palanin. The album will have its digital release on November 28, 2014 at Power Prog label (Germany).

STILVERLIGHT was formed in 2009. Their sound can be described as “unique styled Melodic Power Metal with multifarious influences”. Elements from Thrash, Folk, Heavy and Speed Metal can be clearly perceived and give the whole thing a very interesting and special touch. A well known Ukrainian producer and engineer Max Morton (Morton band) was responsible for the mixing and mastering.

Igor Radomsky (guitars): “I’m really happy that Edu accepted our invitation to participate in our first album!I am a huge fan of his singing in Angra and I really like Almah.”

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ROB AFFUSO – Soulsystem Orchestra, ex-Skid Row,

November 25th, 2014
by Marko Syrjala

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ROB AFFUSO

INTERVIEW BY MARKO SYRJALA

Rob Affuso is an American musician, best known as the drummer of the band Skid Row from 1987 to 1998. After Skid Row split he briefly played in a band called Ozone Monday with Dave Sabo, Rachel Bolan and Scotti Hill. After that he moved on to completely different things. Currently Affuso leads his own entertainment company Soulsystem Orchestras Inc. in New York and he’s is also the drummer for band Soulsystem. I met Rob in NYC at the end of October and we discussed a variety of topics including his current activities, past times with Skid Row, and the future and what it may possibly include… Read on!

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