MACHINE HEAD – New Bassist Announced

June 24th, 2013
by EvilG
 Machine Head announce Jared MacEachern as their new bass player

Machine Head announce Jared MacEachern as their new bass player

Machine Head announced via their official site today who their new bass player:

It is with great pride and excitement that Machine Head announce Jared MacEachern as their new bass player. Jared has already begun rehearsals for the upcoming Rockstar Mayhem U.S. summer festival tour and will soon relocate from North Carolina to Northern California to begin pre-production for Machine Head’s upcoming 8th studio release.

Some fans might remember MacEachern from 2007′s The Black Tyranny Tour, playing with his previous band Sanctity. Machine Head, challenged to find a fill-in bass player for the North American tour after an injury sidelined their then-4-stringer, also found themselves in need of someone to sing harmony with singer/guitarist Robb Flynn. Flynn remembers, “We had locked in Brandon Sigmund of local boys Hostility to play bass on that tour, but we soon realized we’d need someone to hit the high harmonies. Our A&R guy Monte Conner recommended Jared since he was already on the tour, and that ended up being a great call. Jared flew out a few days before the tour and rehearsed with us and did great. What was most impressive about the whole thing was that he was doing double duty – opening for Machine Head with his band at the time Sanctity, and then later singing with us. He would stay sober until after our set, and often get in the van and drive all night. His seriousness and dedication was awesome to see and it stuck with us”.

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Rex Brown on Pantera reunion with Zakk Wylde filling in “…there’s no truth to that”

June 24th, 2013
by EvilG

down10.JPGFormer Pantera bassist Rex Brown has been speaking to Big Music Geek about his recent musical dealings, as well as the prospect of a Pantera reunion. According to Brown, rumors that the famed metal group may be getting back together with Zakk Wylde replacing the late Dimebag Darrell are completely unfounded:

“People actually believe in blogs. They read that and it becomes a myth and then people think that it’s actually true. And that’s what kills me about some of these editorial social networks. That actually have nothing better to do but give you stuff that’s not true, ya know? Something that’s really not happening, ya know? They’re like ‘Here comes the three-legged dog’. What the fuck? That’s not news. Tell me something good, ya know? There’s nothing else to tell.

“I haven’t talked to Zakk Wylde about any of this stuff. In fact, I have talked to him about the situation and we just laugh, ya know? No, there’s no truth to that.”

While Brown states that he would never say never to a reunion, he questions whether it would be right to reform without Dime, or his brother Vinnie, who is currently not on speaking terms with the other band members:

“Look, I never say never. Phil [Anselmo] and I have opened our arms up to Vinnie many a times and without Vinnie and without Dime, it just ain’t right. Especially without Dime, ya know? It’d be a hard place to fill … I was watching a video this fan sent me yesterday. I clicked on the link and checked it out. I don’t watch the old stuff. I like to move on with my musical journey, but I went back and watched this thing and it kind of got me teary-eyed, ya know? That’s just how bad ass this band was.”

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TARJA TURUNEN Interview

June 24th, 2013
by Metal-Rules.com UK Team

Tarja Turunen

Interview by Ashlinn Nash

Photography by Jo Blackened

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The angelic soaring soprano, Tarja Turunen, is known as a musician who has brought mystery and elegance, to every song she has graced from her early career with Nightwish, to her own carved out solo adventures. With the announcement of a new album, “colours in the dark” which has been recorded between her busy touring schedules, is set to be another slice of excellence that is both hard hitting and accentuated with symphonic styles. After her phenomenal rock releases “My Winterstorm” (2007) and “What Lies Beneath” (2010), Tarja is back with her darkest  album yet.

Tarja Turunen

Tarja Turunen

We managed to catch up with the artist who is in the currently final stages of creating her newest album ‘Colours in the Dark’.
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TOBY KNAPP

June 24th, 2013
by Robert Williams

Toby Knapp

Interview with Toby Knapp

Conducted by Robert Williams

Shred god Toby Knapp returns with his new solo album “Static Warfare” emerging like a blazing phoenix from the ashes of a challenging number of years during which time original Onward vocalist Michael Grant unexpectedly passed away halting any future musical activities under the Onward banner. After relocating in New York in hopes of  taking Godless Rising to the next level,  the gifted guitarist next turned his focus into creating a new solo album.  Taking a look at everything happening around him in the world “Static Warfare” became the most fitting title for the new solo album as the ever present threat of nuclear war continues to dominate the headlines. “Static Warfare” assaults the listener with an all encompassing barrage of heavy six-string artillery. Toby recently took the time from his busy schedule to speak with Metal-Rules.com about “Static Warfare” as he and Shred Guy Records prepare for the album’s much anticipated release.

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Cannibal Corpse / Napalm Death / Immolation, Union Transfer, Philadelphia, PA, June 6 2013

June 23rd, 2013
by Infamous Butcher

Cannibal Corpse / Napalm Death / Immolation

Union Transfer, Philadelphia, PA, June 6, 2013

Review by InfamousButcher, Photos by SheWolf

Tour

Tour Poster – Decibel Magazine

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JOE SATRIANI @ Shepherds Bush Empire

June 23rd, 2013
by Metal-Rules.com UK Team

Joe Satriani

@ Shepherds Bush Empire, London

17th June 2013

Review and photography by Graham Hilling

Joe Satriani

Joe Satriani

There’s no doubting that Joe Satriani is a guitar god!
In his formative years he taught guitar and if you look at the list of his former students it reads like a who’s who of guitar legends, with names like Vai, Hammett, Skolnick….

So, with a Satriani gig, you pretty much know what you’re going to get – some staggeringly good guitar playing from a man who can also construct songs and write music which takes its influence from a variety of different avenues but, at the same time, doesn’t stray too far from classic rock territory. However before we get to see the man himself tonight we are going to be warmed up by Matt Schofield.

Matt Schofield Trio

Matt Schofield Trio

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SIRENIA: Behind the Scenes Look at “Seven Widows Weep” Video Clip

June 22nd, 2013
by EvilG
Sirenia - Perils Of The Deep Blue

Sirenia – Perils Of The Deep Blue

Norwegian symphonic gothic metallers SIRENIA have released a behind the scenes look at the making of their “Seven Widows Weep” video clip here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3iNG9uFR8Dc.

“In April we went to Serbia to shoot a videoclip for the song ‘Seven Widows Weep’,” commented band leader Morten Veland. “We’ve been working with the Icode team again, this is the guys that also did the video clips for our first two videos; ‘My Mind’s Eye’ and ‘The Other Side’. We had a great time in Serbia, and the recording sessions turned out great. Now the post production is finished as well and we are very excited to share the video with our fans. We think that the guys at Icode did a great job and made a video that serves the song perfectly. The band is very pleased with the video, and we hope that you will enjoy it as well. Cheers!”

Watch the official video clip for the track “Seven Widows Weep” here http://youtu.be/dGCxgJFjnZw. The songs comes from their upcoming album Perils of the Deep Blue, which will be released on June 28th (Europe) and July 9th (North America) via Nuclear Blast Records.

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Striker’s Final Tour Week: The Heavy Metal Rampage Tour final dates

June 22nd, 2013
by EvilG

CanadaStriker‘s touring Canada is drawing to a close but not without a couple key dates left.

Tonight, June 25 Hard Luck Bar Toronto, ONT
Mon, June 24 This Ain’t Hollywood Hamilton, ONT
Tues, June 25 The Rosie Sault Ste Marie, ONT
Thur, June 27 The Fez Saskatoon
Sat, June 29 Boonstock Festival Gibbons, AB

Photography by Derek Carr from Visions in Pixels
Photograph by Derek Carr from Vision in Pixels taken at Funky Winkerbeans in Vancouver, BC

Striker’s line-up features: Dan Cleary (vocals), Chris Segger (lead/rhythm guitar), Dave Arnold (bass), Adam Brown (drums), and new member Tim Brown (lead/rhythm guitar) replacing long time guitarist Ian Sandercock. Striker is currently on tour across Canada which is wrapping up on Saturday, June 29, 2013 at Boonstock in Gibbons, Alberta. For other dates of the Heavy Metal Rampage Tour please visit the Tumblr here.

        

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WRETCHED recruit Metal Blade artists ABIOTIC, ALLEGAEON, and RIVERS OF NIHIL for support on headlining tour

June 20th, 2013
by EvilG

Charlotte, NC’s Wretched will be embarking on a headlining tour of the eastern and central US this August. Joining them on tour will be Metal Blade artists Abiotic, Allegaeon, and Rivers of Nihil. The tour will begin on August 2nd in Winston-Salem, NC, and wraps up on August 31st in Lake Worth, FL. Wretched’s latest album, “The Exodus of Autonomy, is available now via Victory Records.

Surfacing from the heart of South Florida, Miami’s Abiotic transcends high above the rest with a most preternatural sound. By interweaving well-cultivated musical dexterity and pronounced lyrical finesse, Abiotic epitomizes an unwonted entity of unmatched musicianship. In a short amount of time since the quintet’s inception in 2010, this ghoulish coterie has made a paramount impact in the death metal scene and support from the masses continues to grow. The five-piece group consists of vocalist Ray Jimenez, bassist Alex Vazquez, drummer Andres Hurtado and guitarists Matt Mendez and Johnathan Matos. The band’s Metal Blade debut, Symbiosis, is available everywhere now and their Dan Drescher-directed music video, Facades, is streaming at metalblade.com/abiotic.

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Canadian Power Thrashers Sanktuary Premiere New Song ‘Heat Lightning’ From Upcoming Album ‘Something Fierce’

June 20th, 2013
by EvilG
Sanktuary: L-R: Anders Grasholm – Drums | Cole Hume – Bass | Alan Binger – Vocals, Guitar | Glen Emond – Guitar

Sanktuary: L-R: Anders Grasholm – Drums | Cole Hume – Bass | Alan Binger – Vocals, Guitar | Glen Emond – Guitar

Canadian power thrashers Sanktuary are premiering their second single ‘Heat Lightning’ off their upcoming debut album ‘Something Fierce’ on PureGrainAudio.com at the following location here.

The eight track power thrash thrill ride will be released on Tuesday, July 2, 2013 via Canadian metal label Spread The Metal Records and is available for pre-order here.

Spawning from high school friendship and growing into something much more epic, Sanktuary kicked things off with two back-to-back EPs – 2009′s self-titled release and 2010′s Black Magic Brew – and soon followed that up with a massive move from Whitehorse, Yukon to Halifax, Nova Scotia.

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FLESHGOD APOCALYPSE Reveal New Album Details

June 20th, 2013
by EvilG

Italy’s Symphonic Death Metal horde, FLESHGOD APOCALYPSE, will return this August with their new epic masterpiece entitled Labyrinth. The album was produced, mixed and mastered by Stefano Morabito at 16th Cellar Studio and hones in on the band’s unique traits, giving fans everything they could hope for and more. Colin Marks (ORIGIN, KATAKLYSM) also created the cover artwork, as well as several pieces of art for a massive inlay. Labyrinth will be released August 16, 2013 in Europe and August 20, 2013 in North America via Nuclear Blast.
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OCEANO REVEAL ‘INCISIONS’ ALBUM ARTWORK

June 20th, 2013
by EvilG

Chicago’s OCEANO have revealed the artwork for their upcoming new album, INCISIONS, which is due to be released later this year on Earache Records in Europe, and via Century Media/Earache Records in the USA.

INCISIONS is the band’s third album, and was recorded at Electrowerks Studio in Downers Grove, Illinois.  The artwork for INCISIONS was created by KEN SARAFIN (THE BRIDAL PROCESSION, CATALEPSY).

View the INCISIONS album artwork at http://earacherecords.com/myspace/oceano_incisions.jpg

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DEMON LUNG To Tour The West Coast In Support Of Debut Album

June 20th, 2013
by EvilG

Las Vegas-based doom metallers DEMON LUNG will venture west in the coming weeks to perform selections from their recently released full-length debut, The Hundredth Name.  Joining the quintet on select dates will be friends Wounded Giant and Castle. Dates are set to begin June 29th in Salt Lake City and wrap with a hometown show on August 18th.

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Insideout Music News – JAMES LABRIE ­ New album’s opening track launched online; Tracklisting revealed

June 20th, 2013
by EvilG

Dream Theater’s Jame LaBrie is back with a powerful new studio album effort entitled “Impermanent Resonance”, to be released on July 29th, 2013 in Europe
and August 6th, 2013 in North America via InsideOutMusic.

The new album’s dynamic opening track, “Agony”, is now available to be checked out via the website of UK’s Metal Hammer magazine here.

James LaBrie comments about “Agony” as follows:

“I am completely over the top with ‘Impermanent Resonance’ and here is its first single, ‘Agony’. I am more than sure that you will be banging your head and your blood will be coursing through you like jet fuel. As far as I am concerned this is only a teaser to 11 other tracks that will take you for a dynamic and emotional ride.
Crank this song and Raaaaaaaawk!”

Matt Guillory, LaBrie’s songwriting partner for over a dozen years now and keyboardist / background vocalist on “Impermanent Resonance” added as follows:

“Stylistically, I think ‘Agony’ is an interesting blend of melodic death metal and pop – from the riffing and blast beats interspersed in the intro, to where it really opens up melodically in the chorus. I like the pop-influenced interplay of the lead vocal and the keyboards that occur in the verse and chorus. This was a real fun collaboration with Peter Wichers. It’s got a little bit of everything.”

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WITHEM: Norwegian Progressive Metal Act Signs With Sensory Records

June 20th, 2013
by EvilG

Sensory Records welcomes Norwegian progressive metal quintet WITHEM to the label’s roster, as the up-and-coming act prepares to release their debut full-length late this Summer.

Inspired by the likes of Symphony X, Pagan’s Mind, Dream Theater and Circus Maximus, WITHEM formed in 2011, their music offering varied sonic landscapes for the listener to explore, whether with its elaborate interplay between all musicians or with straightforward power metal anthems. With a solid online fanbase and several stellar live performances in Oslo and beyond already under their belts, the band has completed their debut album which caught the ear of the prog aficianados at Sensory/The Laser’s Edge, who immediately brought the band on board for the release of the new opus.

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