Hailed as ‘arguably one of the most popular American thrash groups of all time’, seasoned fireball Testament have plenty of hell-raising on their hands.
After the release of tenth studio album ‘Dark Roots of Earth’, they’re hitting the capital with a vengeance tonight – the first time I’ll have witnessed them since they annihilated Bloodstock Open Air back in August!
London fans have been waiting in anticipation for weeks, and judging by ticket-holders shivering in masses outside, it looks set to be a veteran guest-list: Kreator tees, thrash cuts and thinning barnets confirming Testament’s unwavering fan-base who, you can bet your life, queued with as much fervour in ’89 as they do in 2012. Read the rest of this entry »
Jägermeister recently hosted their latest ‘Ice Cold’ Studio Session, where rock bands and icons meet for the first time in a recording studio and ‘break the ice’ by working on a track together.
The ‘Ice Cold’ Studio Session featured British heavy metal band Malefice and football legend Marcus Hahnemann and took place at London’s famous Strongroom Studios.
Marcus Hahnemann, US international goalkeeper who is currently playing for Everton, is a well known heavy metal fan but it was the first time he had ever taken his passion for metal into a recording studio.
Marcus Hahnemann said: “It’s been a great day. I wanted to come down and just see what recording would be like, piecing a track together. I’ve had an awesome time”
Reading band Malefice are one of the leading exponents of modern British heavy metal and released their album ‘Awaken The Tides’ to critical acclaim last year.
Vocalist, Dale Butler commented: “Today has gone really well. It’s exceeded expectations. We knew Marcus was going to be good but he was actually better than even he firstly anticipated”
The finished track entitled ‘Omega’ is available to stream exclusively on the Jägermeister UK Facebook page now.
Jägermeister have just announced details of their next ‘Ice Cold’ Studio Session, where rock bands and icons meet for the first time in a recording studio and ‘break the ice’ by working on a track together.
The next ‘Ice Cold’ Studio Session will feature British heavy metal band Malefice and football legend Marcus Hahnemann and will take place at London’s famous Strongroom Studios on January 17.
Marcus Hahnemann, US international goalkeeper (“Best goalkeeper in the world” – 2009/2010 according to the Castrol Performance Index) who is currently playing for Everton is a well known heavy metal fan but this will be the first time he has ever taken his passion for metal into a recording studio.
Marcus Hahnemann said: “Today I have come down to London for the Arsenal game. Getting ready for the game always includes some heavy rock to get me going. But I can’t stop thinking about when I am coming back down here in a few weeks to record with Malefice! So hopefully my love of music and their love of football with translate to a really cool track!”
Reading band Malefice are one of the leading exponents of modern British heavy metal and released their album ‘Awaken The Tides’ to critical acclaim earlier in the year.
Vocalist, Dale Butler commented: “We’re really stoked to be recording a special track with Marcus Hahnemann. Given that before every game he listens to Five Finger Death Punch or Slipknot to ‘get himself psyched’ for the game has to be a pretty good indicator of where his musical tastes are! We even have a track ‘Outnumbered/Outgunned’ on our album ‘Awaken The Tides’ which is all about that rush of adrenaline you get when you’re with your mates at the terraces in the away end on a Saturday afternoon, so this collaboration of Football and Metal is gonna be something you won’t want to miss”
The collaboration will be streamed exclusively on the Jägermeister UK Facebook pagefrom February 1st 2012) as well as photos and extended footage of the recording process:
Set for release in G/A/S on July 15, the rest of Europe on July 18 and North America on August 2 via Metal Blade Records, the 10-track long player was recorded at The Face, Reading with drums laid down at Fortress Studios, London. All tracks were mixed and mastered by Justin Hill.
Awaken The Tides Track Listing:
01. Awaken The Tides
03. Dead In The Water
05. Baying For Blood
07. The Day The Sky Fell
08. Out Numbered Out Gunned
09. Flood Of Red
10. The Haunting
Dale Butler – Vocals
Alex Vuskans – Guitar
Ben Symons – Guitar
Tom Hynes – Bass
Chris Allan-Whyte – Drums
In other news MALEFICE have confirmed a festival date in Germany! Do not miss out on July 29/30 the when the Reading unit will destroy the stage at Traffic Jam festival in Dieburg, Germany!
29/30-06/11 – DE – Dieburg – Traffic Jam Festival