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Saturday, October 20, 2012

AEROSMITH Creates Anthem For The NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS - Audio Available!

American Football and American Rock N' Roll are a match made in heaven and hell. We all hear some of our favorite songs on a weekly basis during the NFL games here in the United States. And we all know that the most memorable Super Bowl halftime shows have been the ones with Rock bands performing!

Recently, Pepsi and the National Football League (NFL) announced the expansion of the Pepsi NFL Anthems program, a national campaign that brings to life originally created anthems for seven NFL teams around the league. The latest world-renowned artists to be featured in the program include one of the generation's most influential artists, Lenny Kravitz, who penned "Like a Jet" for the team he grew up cheering for in New York, and America's Greatest Rock Band AEROSMITH, staunch supporters of the New England Patriots, who have released an anthem titled "Legendary Child - Patriots Anthem".

The new tracks are currently available for free download at PepsiAnthems.com, and join originally created anthems by Kid Rock (Detroit Lions), Kelly Clarkson (Dallas Cowboys), Ice Cube (Oakland Raiders), Travie McCoy (New York Giants), as well as a Wiz Khalifa remix of "Black and Yellow" (Pittsburgh Steelers).

"This is a program the band and I were excited to get behind as it is a true representation of our allegiance to the New England Patriots and the city of Boston," said AEROSMITH frontman Steven Tyler. "There's something about the word legendary and the words New England Patriots that have an amazing ring to them. We're excited and proud to be part of that," added AEROSMITH guitarist Joe Perry.

To further bring the Pepsi NFL Anthems program to life, Pepsi has created seven :30 spots that celebrate each of the original anthems, the fans' passion for their teams and a variety of authentic in-game footage. The advertising campaign will kick off on Sunday, October 21 when the New York Jets take on the New England Patriots at Gillette Stadium. TV spots featuring the AEROSMITH's "Legendary Child – Patriots Anthem" and Lenny Kravitz's "Like A Jet", whose respective anthems-inspired teams will face off against one another, will air during the game broadcast.

In addition to New York and Boston, ads featuring the other anthems will roll out in additional markets and air throughout the remainder of the NFL regular season.

As previously reported, AEROSMITH — Steven Tyler (vocals), Joe Perry (guitar), Brad Whitford (guitar), Tom Hamilton (bass) and Joey Kramer (drums) — will release their first studio collection of all-NEW material in 11 years. The album is entitled 'Music From Another Dimension'  and it was recorded in Los Angeles and at the band's studio in Massachusetts; it was produced by Jack Douglas, Steven Tyler and Joe Perry, with the exception of three tracks produced by Tyler and Marti Frederiksen. 'Music From Another Dimension' will be released on November 6th via Columbia Records.

'Music From Another Dimension' track listing:

01. What Could Have Been Love
02. Beautiful
03. Street Jesus
04. Legendary Child
05. Oh Yeah
06. We All Fall Down
07. Another Last Goodbye
08. Out Go the Lights
09. Love Three Times a Day (Hello Goodbye)
10. Closer
11. Shakey Ground
12. Lover A Lot
13. Freedom Fighter
14. Up On The Mountain

Stay tuned for more news about AEROSMITH!

Related links:
AEROSMITH's Official Site

MESHUGGAH To Premiere NEW Music Video For "Demiurge" This Upcoming Week - Screen Shots Available!

This week, Swedish Metal meisters MESHUGGAH will premiere a performance-based video for the song "Demiurge". The song is taken from their latest album, 'Koloss', which has sold more than 40,000 copies in the United States since its March release.

Screen shots from the video shoot can be seen below.

"Koloss" track listing:

01. I Am Colossus
02. The Demon's Name Is Surveillance
03. Do Not Look Down
04. Behind The Sun
05. The Hurt That Finds You First
06. Marrow
07. Break Those Bones Whose Sinews Gave It Motion
08. Swarm
09. Demiurge
10. The Last Vigil

Related links:
MESHUGGAH on Twitter

Friday, October 19, 2012

Philip Anselmo's Favorite Songs Include Songs By SLAYER, LED ZEPPELIN, U2, SWANS, THE ROLLING STONES, THE BEATLES & QUEEN!!

Philip Anselmo is one of the best Heavy Music vocalists of all time! His musical ear was trained by the slew of bands that were around the French Quarters in New Orleans, Louisiana, which is were Anselmo grew up. Here are some of Anselmo's favorite songs. Let us know which are YOUR favorite songs at the comments section below.

- SLAYER: "At Dawn They Sleep"
- LED ZEPPELIN: "Battle Of Evermore"
- U2: "A Drowning Man"
- SWANS: "Blind"
- THE ROLLING STONES: "Painted Black"
- THE BEATLES: "A Day In A Life"
- QUEEN: "The Prophet's Song"

HERE is an extensive gallery of DOWN's recent concert in New York City!

Photo by: Zulie Alvarez (www.zuliephotographierocks.com/)

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Comedy Skit Inspired By RUSH's Nomination For The 2013 Rock N' Roll Hall Of Fame!

As previously announced, RUSH is one of 15 finalists for induction into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame's Class Of 2013.

For the first time, the public gets to vote alongside the artists, historians and music industry insiders of the Rock Hall voting body. From now until December 5, fans can vote on RollingStone.com for the nominees they'd like to see inducted. The top five acts will comprise a "fan's ballot" that will count as one of the more than 600 ballots that determine the Class Of 2013. The results will be announced in mid-December.

The April 18, 2013 event is set for Nokia Theater in Los Angeles, marking the first time the ceremony will be held in the city since 1993. HBO will tape the show for broadcast at a later date.

A recent episode of the "This Hour Has 22 Minutes", the long-running CBC series that jeers Canadian politics and current events, included a skit on RUSH's nomination for induction into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame's Class Of 2013. Watch it below.

The Canadian rock trio has been eligible for the honor since 1999, 25 years after the release of the band's self-titled debut album. "I'm really happy for the RUSH fans who feel that it is really important, and I hope we're inducted for their sake," RUSH guitarist Alex Lifeson told NorthJersey.com. "Personally it never really mattered to me, but at the same time it's nice to be nominated."

According to Lifeson, the Rock Hall induction would pale in comparison to the band's having received one of the prestigious Governor General's Performing Arts Awards for Lifetime Artistic Achievement in March, the highest honor bestowed on artists by the Canadian government.

"The acknowledgement we got from the Canadian government, and by extension Canadians, is very dear to us," Lifeson said. "The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame is more a popularity contest."

During a recent interview with Premier Guitar, RUSH's own Alex Lifeson has stated that Rush are into their final years as a touring band. As Classic Rock notes, the guitarist has cited the band’s other commitments outside of music, as well as drummer Neil Peart turning 60 years old as reasons that the band might not be around forever.

RUSH tour dates can be found HERE in support of their latest album, 'Clockwork Angels', run through December 2 - find a show near you!

'Clockwork Angels' is available everywhere now - grab a copy from the Roadrunner webstore!

Related links:
RUSH's Official Site

SLAYER To Perform In India For The First Time - Footage Of Press Conference Available!

Heavy Metal history will be written this Saturday, October 20th, as SLAYER performs in India for the first time in the bands career. SLAYER will perform at the Vladivar Rock 'N India event in Bangalore, India.

"We are excited to perform in India for the first time. We are sure that it will be a lifetime experience for us to perform in front of a passionate crowd," guitarist Kerry King told reporters Friday at a press conference, according to NewsTrackIndia.com.

SLAYER will once again be joined by EXODUS guitarist Gary Holt, who has been filling in for SLAYER guitarist Jeff Hanneman for nearly two years while he recovers from contracting necrotizing fasciitis, likely caused by a spider bite, in January 2011. More about this below.

"We are expecting about 10,000 fans to rock with the band, which will play some of its best lyrics that made SLAYER the most sought after by metal fans the world over," United Spirits vice-president William Devadass said.

Here is video footage of the press conference:

As previously reported, SLAYER have two songs recorded for their next batch of NEW music. Kerry King recently announced that they have two more songs in the grill, that are missing vocals and leads. During a recent interview with Artisan News, King spoke about the NEW album and whither or not Jeff Hanneman's spider bite injury (more about this HERE) will delay the production of the record.

Has Jeff Hanneman's injury delayed the NEW SLAYER?

"Not yet. We've recorded very little. We got a little bit done. We had a 12-day window where we hijacked [producer] Greg Fidelman from METALLICA and worked with him a little bit. So we've got two [new songs] done; they've gotta be mixed. We've got two other ones that need vocals and leads. [There are] three other demos and three other [tracks] we still have to demo. But [this summer's Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival tour] is the last thing we're doing, so hopefully we'll get [the rest of the album] done before we pick up and tour again in October."

Jeff Hanneman's flesh eating disease.

"You hear about it, but I didn't even think we had that kind of spider in California. And I really think at the end of the day it's a speculation, because his arm was so fucked up, I can't imagine them even finding where they think it started, if you had my opinion. But, you know, that flesh-eating stuff, you can get scratched by a nail, you can get scratched by anything, and if you don't take care of it, it's gonna turn into something like that. But whatever got him, that is what happened — he had had the disease."

Related links:
Official site of SLAYER

OZZFEST Is Coming For Japan; BLACK SABBATH To Headline?

It has been announced by the Ozzfest clan that Ozzy Osbourne's traveling festival, will take place on May 11-12, 2013 at Makuhari Messe in Chiba City (outside Tokyo), Japan. The lineup for the event will be announced soon.

Ozzy's wife/manager Sharon recently revealed that BLACK SABBATH will tour Australia next spring, leading to speculation that SABBATH will also headline Japan's Ozzfest.

Ozzfest, which began in 1996, has not been a traveling festival since 2007's "free" edition. The show morphed into a one-off event in Dallas in 2008, also featuring METALLICA, before taking 2009 off. Following the demise of Ozzfest, the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival has become the prime annual Heavy Music traveling festival.

The 2010 U.S. Ozzfest played in just six cities, with OZZY OSBOURNE co-headlining with MÖTLEY CRÜE and the rest of the main stage filled out by HALFORD, the solo band of JUDAS PRIEST singer Rob Halford, along with DEVILDRIVER and NONPOINT.

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GWAR's Oderus Urungus Has A Message For "Shocking" Acts Like Rob Zombie & Marilyn Manson!

Wow, during a recent interview with the Broward Palm Beach New Times, GWAR's David Brockie (a.k.a. Oderus Urungus) was asked about the fact that GWAR isn't regarded as "shocking" as the band used to be. The journalist who conducted this interview probably didn't get the chance to GWAR's current stage show. Shocking is an understatement for the bands current live show. Make sure you catch them on tour with DEVILDRIVER, CANCER BATS and LEGACY OF DISORDER!

Here is what Oderus had to say about not being "shocking" enough:

"A lot of bands have tried to do what GWAR does," Brockie said "But no band has ever taken it as far as GWAR has. No one has ever out-sicked us.

"You think these Walmart behemoths of the music industry like Marilyn Manson or Rob Zombie are really scary people? That they have any kind of revolutionary agenda? All they care about is making money, and hanging out with their director buddies as they throw gala award ceremonies to circle jerk each other into a frenzy. GWAR is where GWAR should be: In the drawer marked filth."

He continued, "There would not be SLIPKNOT without GWAR. I have a direct quote from Rob Zombie about GWAR when he was figuring out what he wanted to do with his career. They asked him, 'Hey what do you think of them?' and he said, 'The first time I saw GWAR, I thought 'I want to be that, but I want to make money.'' That, to me, says a lot about Rob Zombie as an artist. It says that he isn't one.

"I give Manson a little more credit. He has a strand of pure obnoxiousness in him. I heard a story, some girl tried to get his signature and he hocked a huge bloody loogie. 'There's my signature.'

"Rob Zombie is a tired, G-Rated mishmash of other people's styles.

"When I see SLIPKNOT I see lots of pentagrams and cow skulls. Really familiar imagery. What I do like about SLIPKNOT is their music. Their drummer is fucking amazing. But when I get to Marilyn Manson, he's a little harder to peg. A little Alice Cooper, a little Bowie, a little Johnny Rotten.

"GWAR has done similar things. We've borrowed liberally from other shit. But no one has gone further than GWAR has gone."

In other GWAR news, he band has announced that the long-lost cousin of Flattus, Pustulus Maximus, has officially joined the band in the position of lead guitarist, and is currently on tour with GWAR as part of "Fate or Chaos" tour.

GWAR Live With DevilDriver, Cancer Bats and Legacy of Disorder (remaining tour dates):

10/19: Ybor City, FL @ The Ritz Ybor - Tickets 
10/20: Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ Revolution - Tickets 
10/22: Charlotte, NC @ Amos' Southend - Tickets 
10/24: New Orleans, LA @ House of Blues - Tickets 
10/25: Austin, TX @ Emo's - Tickets 
10/26: Dallas, TX @ House of Blues - Tickets 
10/27: Houston, TX @ House of Blues - Tickets 
10/28: Oklahoma City, OK @ The Chameleon Room - Tickets 
10/29: Little Rock, AR @ The Rev Room - Tickets (NO DD or Cancer Bats)
10/30: Kansas City, MO @ Beaumont Music Hall - Tickets (No DD or Cancer Bats)
10/31: Denver, CO @ Summit Music Hall - Tickets 
11/1: Albuquerque, NM @ Sunshine Theater - Tickets 
11/2: Tempe, AZ @ The Marquee - Tickets 
11/3: Santa Ana, CA @ The Observatory - Tickets 
11/4: West Hollywood, CA @ House of Blues - Tickets 
11/5: Santa Cruz, CA @ The Catalyst - Tickets 
11/6: Sacramento, CA @ Ace of Spades - Tickets 
11/8: Boise, ID @ Knitting Factory - Tickets 
11/9: Portland, OR @ Roseland Theater - Tickets 
11/10: Seattle, WA @ Showbox SODO - Tickets 
11/11: Spokane, WA @ Knitting Factory - Tickets 
11/12: Vancouver, BC @ Vogue Theater - Tickets 
11/14: Edmonton, AB @ Edmonton Events Centre - Tickets 
11/15: Calgary, AB @ MacEwan Hall Ballroom - Tickets 
11/16: Saskatoon, SK @ Odeon Events Centre - Tickets 
11/17: Winnipeg, MB @ The Garrick Center - Tickets 
11/18: Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue - Tickets 
11/19: Joliet, IL @ Mojoes - Tickets 
11/20: Grand Rapids, MI @ The Intersection - Tickets 
11/21: Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave - Tickets 
11/23: Detroit, MI @ Harpo's - Tickets 
11/24: Toronto, ON @ Sound Academy - Tickets 
11/26: Millvale, PA @ Mr. Smalls Theater - Tickets 

With Kepone and Iron Reagan         
12/20: Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club - Tickets 
12/21: Norfolk, VA @ The Norva - On Sale 9/15 - Tickets

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PANTERA's 'Walk' EP To Be Released On Vinyl!

PANTERA and their devoted fanatics, have been celebrating all year long the 20th anniversary of the bands groundbreaking record 'Vulgar Display Of Power'. In order to put the cherry on top of this celebration, Rhino has announced the first-ever vinyl release of the band's "Walk" EP. The six-track collection will be available on red and black swirled vinyl as a limited edition of 2,500 copies on November 6 for a suggested retail price of $16.98. The vinyl will be available exclusively at Hastings and FYE stores, as well as a few additional music retailers.

In May, the "Walk" EP was made available for the first time in the U.S. at all digital retail outlets for a suggested list price of $3.99. Previously released in Japan in 1993, the six-track EP includes two "Cervical" remixes of "Walk" by J.G. Thirlwell and "Biomechanical" remixes of both "Fucking Hostile" and "By Demons Be Driven" by Justin K. Broadrick of the band GODFLESH. The EP is rounded out by live versions of two tracks from PANTERA's previous album "Cowboys From Hell", the title track and "Heresy", recorded live in Moscow at the Monsters Of Rock in 1991.

"Walk" EP track listing:

01. Walk (Cervical Edit)
02. Fucking Hostile (Biomechanical Mix)
03. By Demons Be Driven (Biomechanical Mix)
04. Walk (Cervical Dub Extended)
05. Cowboys From Hell (Live)
06. Heresy (Live)

As previously reported, the vinyl versions of 'THE GREAT SOUTHERN TRENDKILL', 'OFFICIAL LIVE: 101 PROOF' and 'REINVENTING THE STEEL' are available now at retail outlets, including www.pantera.com and www.rhino.com. The first two albums are double LPs and available for a suggested price of $24.98 each, while STEEL will be issued as a single LP for $17.98.

This vinyl release of TRENDKILL is different from an earlier version that was issued as a single LP without the track "Suicide Note Pt. I." To include the song for this NEW release and ensure ultimate sound quality, Rhino expanded the album to a double LP.

Related links:
Pantera's Official Site
Pantera on Facebook
Pantera on Twitter

Thursday, October 18, 2012

"TURN THE PAGE" (News & Tour Updates - 10/18/2012 Edition) LIVE From Grand Central Station In New York City!

Today more than ever before, people want their information fast and presented to them in an original form. While we always strive to bring you the most up to date Heavy Music news and tour updates, we understand that many of you are busy with your own personal lives and lets face it: our generation are lazy readers.

We recently premiered a brand NEW series called "TURN THE PAGE". The concept is very simple, we want to bring you guys the most relevant up to date Heavy Music news and tour information in a video format. While we select what we believe is the most important information and post it here on a daily basis, keep in mind that our main platform (www.HornsUpRocks.com) is the place where you can get the majority of the information you need.

Without further due, here is the sixth installment of "TURN THE PAGE", this is the 10/18/2012 edition. Filmed at Grand Central Station in New York City! We hope you enjoy it!

Full details on the news stories and tours mentioned on the video above, can be seen on our archive (located on the right hand side column) ----------------------------------------------------------->

Related links:
Horns Up Rocks

JOB FOR A COWBOY & CEPHALIC CARNAGE Announce "The End of the World" Tour - Full Details Available!

JOB FOR A COWBOY has announced that they will be embarking on a short tour of the northeastern US, with select dates in Canada. Direct support on the tour will come from Cephalic Carnage with additional supporting acts I Declare War and Legion, with one more TBA. The tour will begin December 6th and wraps up on December 18th.

Founding member and vocalist Jonny Davy adds: "Hey guys! We're very excited to announce our first headlining run in almost two years! This will be an incredible tour with the lineup we've put together. We have one more special guest to announce as well as a couple more tricks up our sleeve. Do not miss this tour! It's going to be a rager!"

Popular horror portal Bloody Disgusting hosted the premiere of JOB FOR A COWBOY's "Tarnished Gluttony" video. The disturbing nine-and-a-half-minute clip was directed by Michael Panduro (Saint Vitus, Cephalic Carnage), and is from the band's Demonocracy full-length, issued earlier this year through Metal Blade Records. View "Tarnished Gluttony" at THIS LOCATION. "Tarnished Gluttony" was recently awarded with the "Best Kill" award at The Three Corpse Circus film festival in Ann Arbor, MI. The video will also be screened at the San Sebastian Horror and Fantasy Film Festival in Spain on October 29th.

JOB FOR A COWBOY Tour with Cephalic Carnage, I Declare War, and Legion:

- 12/06: Cleveland, OH Peabody's
- 12/07: Detroit, MI Magic Stick- 12/08: Buffalo, NY Mohawk- 12/09: Toronto, ON Rum Runners- 12/10: Montreal, QC FouFounes- 12/11: Quebec City, QC Union Commercial- 12/13: Philadelphia, PA First Unitarian Church- 12/14: New York City, NY Knitting Factory- 12/15: Worcester, MA Palladium- 12/16: Albany, NY Boogies- 12/17: Allentown, PA Maingate- 12/18: Fredericksburg, MD Café 611

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Judge's Verdict On The CENTURY MEDIA Vs. LACUNA COIL Illegal Downloaders Case!

As previously reported, a New Jersey attorney filed lawsuits on behalf of Century Media Records that collectively target more than 7,000 people for allegedly using peer-to-peer networks to unlawfully distribute 'Dark Adrenaline', the most recent album by the Italian band LACUNA COIL, and 'Dystopia', the 2011 album by ICED EARTH.

It has been reported, that a New Jersey judge has quashed nearly a thousand of subpoenas that were requested in a BitTorrent suit involving 'Dark Adrenaline', ruling that the case improperly joins mass defendants together.

U.S. District Judge Faith S. Hochberg threw out all of the defendants with the exception of one John Doe for the claim. As a result, 943 unnamed defendants have been pared from suit filed by a New Jersey attorney on behalf of Century Media Records.

Hochberg, in her October 10 ruling, said that the case appeared to be a misjoinder, finding that "there must be a connection between defendants beyond the copyrighted work and method of distribution, namely that defendants were involved in the same transaction with the same downloader at the same time."

In the case, Hochberg said that she would sever all Doe defendants except the first Doe of the suit "without prejudice," permitting the plaintiff to bring the claim again in conformity with the rules set forth by the judge.

Related links:
Century Media Records
Lacuna Coil

MARYLAND DEATH FEST Venue Announced; Show Nearly SOLD OUT Thanks To Historic Lineup!

As previously reported, the entire lineup for the 2013 MARYLAND DEATH FEST has been announced! The historic event that is scheduled to take place during the weekend of May 23-26, 2013 at the Former Sonar Compound and at the Baltimore Soundstage in Baltimore, Maryland, promises to be one of the best music festivals of 2013. Just look at the mouth watering lineup below.

Tickets available HERE, hurry up (the show is nearly sold out)!

 The following ticket options are still AVAILABLE:

- 3 Day Pass for bands only at the former Sonar compound
- Thursday only tickets for former Sonar compound

The following ticket options are SOLD OUT:

- 4 Day Pass for all bands at both venues
- 4 Day Pass for bands only at the former Sonar compound
- 3 Day Pass for Baltimore Soundstage

NOTE from the organizers: We will not be making any of the sold out options available again! There is a set amount that can be sold and they have all been sold. Once the list of bands for each day has been posted on October 31, It will be possible to purchase single day tickets for access to just the former Sonar compound OR Baltimore Soundstage. The single day tickets for Soundstage only will be limited to 300 per day. 

!T.O.O.H.! (Czech Republic)
AHUMADO GRANUJO (Czech Republic)
ANTAEUS (France)
AOSOTH (France)
CONVULSE (Finland)
DEIPHAGO (Philippines)
GRIDE (Czech Republic)
IHSAHN (Norway)
INGROWING (Czech Republic)
INIQUITY (Denmark)
REVENGE (Canada)

at Baltimore Soundstage:

FEASTEM (Finland)
KROMOSOM (Australia)
TINNER (Finland)
VITAMIN X (Netherlands)
WAKE (Canada)

Photo by: Zulie Alvarez (www.zuliephotographierocks.com/)

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COAL CHAMBER Update By Dez Fafara: "About a week ago, they sent me some new tunes and said..."

When Coal Chamber arrived to the Heavy Music scene in 1994, their music was assimilated by millions of fans worldwide thanks to their fresh sounding mix of Heavy Metal and Alternative Music blended with elements of Industrial Metal. Aside from their music, their gothic imagery also helped to captivate a ton of eye balls that were rather confused at what Coal Chamber was feeding to them. After a successful run that spanned from 1994 to 2003, Dez Fafara left the band due to internal problems. Shortly after he left the band, Dez joined DevilDriver and we all know the results of this crushing band by now: uncompromised hard hitting Heavy Metal!

After reuniting this past March for a series of concerts as part of Australia's Soundwave Festival (video below), DevilDriver singer Dez Fafara has an update for the COAL CHAMBER fans:

"What we did is [the members of the original COAL CHAMBER band] started talking over the last six years — they were coming around to DEVILDRIVER shows and such; I mean, they actually hang out with the DEVILDRIVER guys in L.A. more than I do, 'cause I live outside of L.A., about two hours. We did that Australian run and it went just spectacular. After that, we went down and we did South America for nine days [in September], and that went killer. So now we're starting to kick around, like, 'OK, do we wanna hit the States? Do we wanna do something?'

"COAL CHAMBER, for me right now, is like a really fine woman, man. I've gotta re-date her — she's back in my life, I've gotta see how she is, and we've gotta take our time with each other. And that's what we're doing. And I think that's the important thing — we're doing it for the love of the music as well. There's a lot of people that never got to either see COAL CHAMBER live or haven't seen us in a long time due to the breakup.

"It's good to see [the other guys in the band] off hard drugs, man, and you can see these guys are crystal clear, and it makes me wanna do music with them again.

"Right now, with COAL CHAMBER, that's what we're doing — we're taking it slow. About a week ago, they sent me some new tunes and said, 'Hey, would you ever think about doing a NEW record? Here's some NEW tunes.' And they were absolutely killer. They were moving forward with their sound, but yet you could tell it was COAL CHAMBER, but it wasn't so linear. So who knows what's gonna happen in the future, man? We're just playing it by ear at this point. I've got a lot going on right now, so we just have to really see."

Related links:
Coal Chamber

Contest Winner Announced For PRONG's New York City Show This Friday!

Ladies and gentleman, we have a winner for a pair of tickets to the return of PRONG to their stomping grounds of New York City! Mr. Sal "El Capitan" Suarez responded the following question correctly, and will be grooving with PRONG on the Hudson River!

When the bands front man Tommy Victor founded PRONG in the late 80's, he had a side job at a Rock venue in New York City. What was his job and were was he working at?

Sal's correct answer: Tommy Victor used to work as an Audio Engineer at CBGB's. 

PRONG will be part of the Metal Insider Rocks Off Concert Cruise aboard the Star of Palm Beach. This special show will take place tomorrow (Friday October 19th) and is an official CMJ Show.

Support on the bill will come from This or the Apocalypse, For Sleeping or Jumping and Eminence.

Tickets for the show are on sale now and are $25 in advance and $30 at the door. The cruise departs from Pier 40, located at West Houston St. at West Side Highway.

PRONG frontman Tommy Victor commented on the bands homecoming:

"PRONG has not played NYC since the release of our latest album 'Carved Into Stone Actually', we haven't done a gig anywhere in the five boroughs in a very long time. So I'm happy to announce our return home as we board the Rocks Off Cruise on Oct 19th for the Metal Insider Party at CMJ. The boat rolls out of New York Harbor and from what I hear it'll be circling the Statue of Liberty while we're on stage. What a great way to celebrate our return!"

Tickets available HERE!

PRONG is out on the road in support of their latest release 'Carved into Stone', which is quintessentially PRONG. It stretches into the band's earliest and dirtiest foundations on which the band was founded on to the present as a staple of today's post-Metal and Rock scenes.

'Carved Into Stone' can be ordered from Amazon HERE. Be sure to check out the deluxe iTunes edition which features an exclusive bonus track which is a cover of the Rammstein track "Feuer Frei".

Related links:
Prong's Official Site

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

CRADLE OF FILTH Releases Behind-The-Scenes Footage From "Frost On Her Pillow" Music Video

Heavy Metal's most sinister act, CRADLE OF FILTH, has uploaded some behind-the-scenes footage from the forthcoming "Frost On Her Pillow" music video. The "Frost On Her Pillow" video will premiere this Friday on GuitarWorld.com.

'The Manticore and Other Horrors' is due out on October 30th in North America via Nuclear Blast. Fans can pre-order 'The Manticore and Other Horrors' today via the Nuclear Blast web-store as a standard or deluxe edition CD, or a standard or deluxe edition CD plus t-shirt bundle package HERE.

1. The Unveiling of O
2. The Abhorrent
3. For Your Vulgar Delectation
4. Illicitus
5. Manticore
6. Frost On Her Pillow
7. Huge Onyx Wings Behind Despair
8. Pallid Reflection
9. Siding With The Titans
10. Succumb To This
11. Nightmares Of An Ether Drinker
12. Death, The Great Adventure *Deluxe Edition Digipak
13. Sinfonia *Deluxe Edition Digipak

Related links:
Cradle Of Filth
Cradle Of Filth on Facebook
Cradle Of Filth on You Tube
Cradle Of Filth on Twitter
Cradle Of Filth on Peaceville

LACRIMOSA Is Streaming A Musical 'Revolution' - Listen Now!

Three years following their last studio release LACRIMOSA is back with their 11th studio album 'Revolution' which will be released tomorrow in North America via End of the Light Records. This album will not only captivate listeners with its thematic elements, it also features a stellar guest lineup! Next to choirs and orchestras the band recorded their new album with Mille Petrozza mastermind of the Thrash Metal pioneers KREATOR and on drums Stefan Schwarzmann, from ACCEPT!

Today AOL Music is streaming 'Revolution' in its entirety as part of their full album listening party series HERE. Be sure to check out 'Revolution' and then order your copy on AMAZON.

LACRIMOSA was established in November 1990 as an alternative band featuring Rock music with poetical lyrics, mixed with classical influences. For over 20 years now the band has garnered a reputation as pioneers for several music styles including German Alternative and Symphonic-Metal!

As the first independent band with German lyrics LACRIMOSA visited Mexico back in 1998, followed by South America, Russia and China. At the present time LACRIMOSA tour all over the world. They have worked with the world famous London Symphony Orchesta, recorded at the legendary Abbey Road Studios, and have topped the charts in over 25 countries worldwide.

Revolution Tracklisting:

01. Irgendein Arsch ist immer unterwegs
02. As the world stood still for a day
03. Verloren
04. This is the night
05. Interlude
06. Feuerzug
07. Refugium
08. Weil Du Hilfe brauchst
09. Rote Sinfonie
10. Revolution

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ENSLAVED Premiere Music Video For "Thoughts Like Hammers"; Band To Headline Scion AV’s Roadburn Records Showcase!

The official video for “Thoughts Like Hammers,” the opening track to ENSLAVED’s twelfth studio album 'RIITIIR', is now available below. This visual feast of land, water, sky, and air was directed by Jerome Siegelaer.

ENSLAVED was just announced as the headliner to Scion AV’s Roadburn Records showcase on Saturday, November 10th, 2012 at The Roxy in West Hollywood. Also performing are White Hills, Scott Kelly, Earthless, and Astra. RSVP to the All Ages show here: www.scionav.com/METALSHOW

ENSLAVED’s twelfth studio album, 'RIITIIR', was just released in North America on October 9th and debuted at #8 on the Billboard Heatseekers chart with the band’s highest first-week sales of 2,269 copies sold in the U.S.

Recorded in Bergen, Norway at Duper Studios, Earshot Studios, Solslottet Studios, and Peersonal Sound, the album was mixed by Jens Bogren and mastered by Tony Lindgren at Fascination Street Studios in Örebro, Sweden. The team of producers includes Ivar Bjørnson, Grutle Kjellson, Herbrand Larsen, and Iver Sandøy. Artwork is once again by talented Norwegian artist Truls Espedal. Total running time is 67 minutes.

Visit the ENSLAVED Facebook Page page to read commentaries on all the new songs on 'RIITIIR'.

'RIITIIR; is available on iTunes at the special pre-order pricing of $8.99 for all U.S. residents (special pricing also extends through the week of release). Visit iTunes to preview 90 seconds of every single thought-altering NEW song.

Nuclear Blast USA’s RIITIIR bundles include an exclusive album artwork t-shirt + an exclusive 1-inch pin. 'RIITIIR’s' deluxe digi-pak edition includes a bonus DVD featuring: The Making of 'RIITIIR', The Band, The Studios, The Artwork.

'RIITIIR’s' North American 2 LP bone & charcoal splatter vinyl double-gatefold version is limited to 1,000 copies and can be pre-ordered now.

Do it. Join ENSLAVED on the Barge To Hell cruise and gift yourself the experience of a lifetime.

Related links:
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PRONG Returns To New York City This Friday & We Are Giving Away 1 Pair Of Tickets!

The band founded on New York's Lower East Side is finally making their triumphant return home.  That's right PRONG will be returning to New York City as part of the Metal Insider Rocks Off Concert Cruise aboard the Star of Palm Beach. This special show will take place this Friday October 19th and is an official CMJ Show.

Support on the bill will come from This or the Apocalypse, For Sleeping or Jumping and Eminence.

Tickets for the show are on sale now and are $25 in advance and $30 at the door. The cruise departs from Pier 40, located at West Houston St. at West Side Highway.

But guess what? We are giving a pair of tickets to the first person to answer the following trivia question correctly:

When the bands front man Tommy Victor founded PRONG in the late 80's, he had a side job at a Rock venue in New York City. What was his job and were was he working at?

Leave your answer at the comments section below. The correct answer wins a pair of tickets. It is that simple!

PRONG frontman Tommy Victor commented on the bands homecoming:

"PRONG has not played NYC since the release of our latest album 'Carved Into Stone Actually', we haven't done a gig anywhere in the five boroughs in a very long time. So I'm happy to announce our return home as we board the Rocks Off Cruise on Oct 19th for the Metal Insider Party at CMJ. The boat rolls out of New York Harbor and from what I hear it'll be circling the Statue of Liberty while we're on stage. What a great way to celebrate our return!"

Tickets available HERE!

PRONG is out on the road in support of their latest release 'Carved into Stone', which is quintessentially PRONG. It stretches into the band's earliest and dirtiest foundations on which the band was founded on to the present as a staple of today's post-Metal and Rock scenes.

'Carved Into Stone' can be ordered from Amazon HERE. Be sure to check out the deluxe iTunes edition which features an exclusive bonus track which is a cover of the Rammstein track "Feuer Frei".

Related links:
Prong's Official Site

BLACK SABBATH: Studio Update Regarding NEW Album!

As previously reported, BLACK SABBATH have written 15 NEW songs since reuniting last year. But the big question is how far along are they with the recording process, specially as guitar legend Tony Iommi battles with cancer. Our good friend Jose Mangin from Sirius XM is currently in Los Angeles, California, gathering some audio clips for Ozzy's Sirius XM channel "Ozzy's Boneyard". Those clips will start airing this week on Channel 38 (Sirius XM).

Here are a few updates about the NEW BLACK SABBATH album:

- Ozzy Osbourne is currently in the studio recording vocals with Rick Rubin.

- 15 songs that have been written.

- Geezer Butler says the NEW record will contain 12 songs, with the remaining 3 being included as bonus tracks on special editions of the record. Geezer is also in charge of writing all the lyrics.

- Tony Iommi recorded all 15 guitar tracks during the band's sessions in England earlier this year.

- Ozzy and Geezer are working in five song increments, with the first five being worked on currently.

- One song title has been confirmed and it's "God Is Dead."

- According to Ozzy, Tony Iommi is in good spirits and his recovery from Cancer is progressing smoothly.

Stay tuned for more information about the mighty SABBATH!

Related links:
Click To Watch BLACK SABBATH's Comeback Show!
BLACK SABBATH's Official Website

VOD's Record Release Show To Be Filmed For LIHC Documentary!

This Friday (October 19th), VISION OF DISORDER’s hometown release show for their commended NEW record 'The Cursed Remain Cursed' will be filmed for inclusion in a video documentary on the Long Island Hardcore community!

Currently being constructed by director Chris Lilli, Long Island Hardcore Documentary will showcase artists from the founding acts of the movement to today’s modern icons from the expansive Long Island scene, including Indecision, Silent Majority, Milhouse, Kill Your Idols, Backtrack, Neglect, Mind Over Matter and tons more. VOD frontman Tim Williams stated this week: “We will be shooting live from the Ollie's point show and we want strong island to represent in all forms!” Anybody in the NYC area should not miss the disorder this show will surely provide.


10/19/2012 Club Revolution - Long Island, NY (Tickets are available HERE!)
11/24/2012 Music Hall of Williamsburg - Brooklyn, NY w/ Primitive Weapons, Yuppicide

The first album from the band in over a decade, 'The Cursed Remain Cursed' was released September 18th via Candlelight Records. One of the most dynamic and cleverly destructive releases in VOD's twenty year history, the album surges with over forty minutes of brand NEW material, produced by Will Putney (Shadows Fall, Suicide Silence) and mixed by Cameron Webb (Motörhead, Social Distortion), and is already an instant classic with longtime fans of the band.

Read our full album review HERE!

Related links:
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SOULFLY's Drummer David Kinkade Faces The Hardships Of The Music Industry & Quits - Official Statement Available!

Drummer David Kinkade (formerly of BORKNAGAR, ARSIS and MALEVOLENT CREATION) will play his final show as a member of SOULFLY on October 23 at the Hollywood Awards in Bangkok, Thailand.

In a series of postings on his Facebook page, Kinkade stated about his decision to leave the band: "I decided two months ago that music is no longer worth the effort to me anymore. After this, I'm going to retire from drumming and music all together and focus on my family rather than myself.

"I've fought my hardest for 'my dream' in music over the past 10 years and failed. [Playing with BORKNAGAR in] Norway was the pinnacle of mistakes and I'll never let myself off the hook for it. I moved across the world for music, spent hundreds of thousands of $$$ and in the end I ended up digging myself into a deeper hole than before. I'm still trying to recover from that fuck-up.

"The only bit of light that my career ever saw was in the end, I was able to make a record and play some huge shows with a guy [SOULFLY/ex-SEPULTURA frontman Max Cavalera] whose music I grew up idolizing. Thats good enough for me."

He added, "I've always been an all-or-nothing kinda guy. I could never be the guy loading bags onto the plane, I'd have to be the pilot.

"I'm thankful for the real friends I've made, which are very few and far between, trust me, and, of course, the good experiences, but it's time.

"Music doesn't have a 401K plan, insurance, anything that I can count on in the end to support my family, and that scares me. I can't just crawl back to my mom's couch anymore if I drop the ball. I have people depending on me to provide, so I'd rather not be selfish anymore and focus on the real rather than a dream.

"A bunch of you say I'll miss it and I'll be back. You don't understand that this whole business has ruined any sort of want or will for me to continue on. I've done it and it's not glamorous or anything that anyone seems to think it is.

"I'm not a rock star or anything near it. So what if I was the drummer of SOULFLY and played huge festivals. I'm a hired gun and always have been just a hired gun... I'm just a hired gun who was luckier than most to have worked my way up the food chain a bit further than others. The fact is that I've tasted it all now and want nothing to do with the entire dish anymore.

"I don't enjoy playing drums anymore, shows or anything to do with it. I just want to be home with my family. My fiancée, the kids, my Mom, Grandpa. Those are the only people who mean something to me.

"I'm only here finishing the tour because I don't want to fuck anyone over. I have no desire to sit on a plane for 12 hours to Malaysia and trek around Asia for the next week dragging gear all over. I'd rather be at home fixing Mom's Malibu Lights LOL. I'm just thankful that I made the decision at 29 rather than 39.

"I'm done."

Kinkade's final shows with SOULFLY:

Oct. 20 - Rockaway 2012 - Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Oct. 21 - Lampangan D Senayan - Jakarta, Indonesia
Oct. 23 - Hollywood Awards - Huai Khwaeng, Thailand

Related links:
Soulfly's Official Site!

Previously Unreleased CBS Interview With Randy Blythe About His Time In A Czech Prison!

      Photo by: Will Ireland (Getty Images)

As previously reported, LAMB OF GOD's Randy Blythe spent five weeks incarcerated in a Prague, Czech Republic prison. Blythe was released on a $400,000 bail and was able to return to the United States on Friday, August 3rd. Although LAMB OF GOD was forced to cancel their summer co-headline tour with Dethklok and special guests Gojira, the band performed at SLIPKNOT's "KnotFest". The series of events took place on Friday, August 17th in Council Bluffs, Iowa and Saturday, August 18th in Somerset, Wisconsin. The band has already announced a full blown U.S. tour (due to Blythe's legal situation, the band won't be going to Canada). Full details below.

Shortly after being released from the Pankrác prison in Prague, Czech Republic, WTVR-TV — the CBS television affiliate based in Richmond, Virginia — discussed with Blythe his 37-day stay at the notorious Czech Republic penitentiary on a manslaughter charge related to the death of a fan there two years ago. Here is what went down:

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