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Saturday, November 3, 2012

"TURN THE PAGE" (News & Tour Updates - 11/3/2012 Edition) LIVE At "Hurricane Blackout" In NYC!

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 eigth installment of "TURN THE PAGE", this is the 11/03/2012 edition. Filmed at the "Hurricane Blackout" near the Chrysler Building 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
Grit N Glory

Joey Z's Method Of Groove Studio Destroyed By "FrankenSandy" - Statement Available!

Sandy the bitch strikes again! Earlier today Joey Z (LIFE OF AGONY) announced that his recording studio was destroyed during the horrible storm. Here is a statement from Joey regarding the demise of Method Of Groove Studio, and how he plans to continue making awesome records!

The Bad News:  

"After years of hard work that went into the development and brand, Method of Groove Studio has been completely devastated and submerged due to Hurricane Sandy.  There is nothing left there.  The water level inside the building was believed to be as high as 8 feet.  Not only have I lost all the recording gear, I also lost all of my touring gear, dating back to the early 90’s… all of it.   I was able to enter the building yesterday after water levels receded down to a couple of feet."

The Good News:

"My family is ok. My friends are ok. My home is ok. I will continue this path of producing and touring. I’ve recorded many bands in other studios before, whether it was America, Europe or Canada, and mixed them back here in NY. My mixing / mastering studio was not harmed since it is in a completely different location. I spoke with my management team, and we are confident with plans moving forward to record clients out of other studios. I have so many great friends both inside and outside the music industry, and feel blessed. I am going to leave the website up and running, and maybe alter it a bit over time. Contacting me for recording, mixing or mastering is still the same, (sans the studio telephone line). For all those who already have been helping and have sent their love and support, I thank you so much. I shot some video yesterday with hope for government, and/or insurance relief, which can be seen below."

Related links:
Method Of Groove Studio

HATEBREED Announce NEW Album Title?

As previously announced, HATEBREED have completed work on its forthcoming NEW studio album which will be released in January, 2013 on Razor & Tie in North America/Canada and on Nuclear Blast in Europe and various additional international territories. The  album will be the band’s 6th official album to date, and the follow up to HATEBREED’s self-titled album and also their covers album, 'For The Lions' (both released in 2009).

HATEBREED is currently on tour with Lamb of God, In Flames and Sylosis. In January 2013, HATEBREED will also headline the EMP presents Persistence Tour 2013 in Europe (all tour dates below).

We think that the band has revealed the NEW album title, and we talk about it on this video! So watch it!

UPDATE: the band has informed us that the NEW album title is not 'The Divinity'. Maybe it is the name of one of the tunes? An announcement will be made on Monday morning!

The forthcoming NEW album was co-produced by Hatebreed, Zeuss (Suicide Silence, All That Remains, Shadows Fall) and Josh Wilbur (Lamb of God, Avenged Sevenfold). Wilbur also handled mixing duties on the NEW record. The NEW studio album will be supported by extensive global touring that will stretch well into 2014.

To date, Hatebreed has sold a combined 1.1 million albums in North America. Hatebreed is:

- Jamey Jasta (vocals)
- Chris Beattie (Bass)
- Wayne Lozinak(Guitar)
- Frank Novinec (Guitar)
- Matthew Byrne (Drums).

The band is managed by Steve Ross for No Name Worldwide and represented for U.S. touring by Tim Borror at The Agency Group.

HATEBREED is the latest addition to independent label Razor & Tie's expanding Rock roster that currently includes such artists as All That Remains, The Sword, For Today, P.O.D., Such Gold, Nonpoint, Chelsea Grin, Shadows Fall, Norma Jean, Attila, and many more. The New York City-based label is one of the fastest growing independent record companies in the United States, and has garnered both Platinum sales and Grammy awards in its 20-year history.

- Sat/Nov-03: Lubbock, TX @ Lonestar Pavilion          
- Sun/Nov-04: San Antonio, TX @ Sunken Garden         
- Mon/Nov-05: Oklahoma City, OK @ Diamond Ballroom                     
- Wed/Nov-07: St. Louis, MO @ Pageant         
- Thu/Nov-08: Indianapolis, IN @ Egyptian Room          
- Fri/Nov-09: Milwaukee, WI @ Eagles Ballroom         
- Sat/Nov-10: St. Paul, MN @ Myth                     
- Mon/Nov-12: Louisville, KY @ Expo Five                     
- Wed/Nov-14: Stroudsburg, PA @ Sherman Theater         
- Fri/Nov-16: New York, NY @ Roseland
- Sat/Nov-17: Silver Spring, MD @ Fillmore                     
- Mon/Nov-19: Orlando, FL @ House of Blues



- 12/26: New Haven, CT @ Toad's Place
- 12/27: Poughkeepsie, NY @ The Chance

HATEBREED will be headlining the EMP presents Persistence Tour 2013 in Europe in January 2013. For more information, check out www.persistencetour.de.


- Jan-10: Berlin @ Astra (Germany)
- Jan-11: Lint @ Eurocam Media Center (Belgium)
- Jan-12: Oberhausen @ Turbinenhalle (Germany)
- Jan-13: Paris @ Bataclan (France)
- Jan-14: Saarbrücken @ Garage (Germany)
- Jan-15: Wiesbaden @ Schlachthof (Germany)
- Jan-16: Hamburg @ Docks (Germany)
- Jan-17: Stuttgart @ Schleyerhalle (Germany)
- Jan-18: Lichtenfels @ Stadthalle (Germany)
- Jan-19: Dresden @ Event Werk (Germany)
- Jan-20: Tilburg @ O13 (Netherlands)

Related links:
Hatebreed on Twitter

Friday, November 2, 2012

SUICIDE SILENCE's Mitchell Adam Lucker Dead At 28; FrankenSandy Demolishes The East Coast!

This was definitely one of the toughest weeks in Horns Up Rocks history. Not only were we forced to work from "Everyday Gourmet Deli" in New York City from Tuesday morning until today (Friday) since we lost electricity and water thanks to "FrankenSandy", which slightly delayed our entire work flow, but we closed this trying week with the very sad news that Heavy Music icon Mitchell Adam Lucker has passed away at the young age of 28 (More information HERE). Here is a video we shot in the dark (with a camera light) that features our founder Jo Schüftan sharing his story about the hugest hurricane in the last 100 years (image gallery HERE) and discussing the impact that Mitch's death had within the entire music world.

We would like to offer our condolences to Mitch's family, friends, band members, fans worldwide, and everyone at Nuclear Blast Records and Century Media Records who are affected by this loss.

HERE are reactions from the Heavy Music community!

Related links:
Official Site of Suicide Silence

This Is A Motherfunking Invitation To The "Day Of The Dead" (Post FrankenSandy Party) Celebration!

After the devastation of FrankenSandy it is only fair for OUR community to forget (at least for a night) about the amount of suffering and damage that we all collectively endured!

We cordially invite you to our "Day Of The Dead" (Post FrankenSandy Party)!


- Sanitarius
- Prostitution
- Jotunheim
- Edge Of Existence
- Hellshot

+ The Grit N' Glory girls! (www.gritnglory.com)


Hosted by Jo Schüftan and Alissa Shimansky!

Location: Fontanas Bar (105 Eldridge Street Manhattan, NY 10002)
Date & TIme: Friday, November 9th at 7 PM
Cost: $12
Ages: 21+

Related links:
Horns Up Rocks

Brutal Bitches Productions.com

Mitch Lucker's Wife: "I was in front of him begging him not to leave the house"

As previously reported HERE, Mitch Lucker, vocalist of SUICIDE SILENCE, passed away yesterday due to injuries sustained during a motorcycle accident. A speech by Mitch’s wife Jolie filmed during last nights vigil in Huntington Beach, California confirms what some Los Angeles news outlets reported last night, which is that Mitch had been drinking prior to the accident that killed him. Here is what Jolie said during the vigil:

"He was an alcoholic, and it’s been a big battle. I tried to stop him. I was in front of him begging him not to leave the house. Begging him. Like,”Just seriously, for us, don’t leave.” And he did. And this is what happened. It’s a wake up call. He was an amazing man, a wonderful father, and a great husband. And now he’s gonna miss out on watching Kenadee grow because he decided to drink and drive. Just don’t, just think before you guys do something stupid, please learn from it. Please."

HERE are reactions from the Heavy Music community!

We would like to offer our condolences to his family, friends, band members, fans worldwide, and everyone at Nuclear Blast Records and Century Media Records, who are affected by this loss.

Related links:
Official Site of Suicide Silence


Hurricane Sandy has affected thousands of people that live in the East Coast region of the United States. It has also affected many touring bands that were scheduled to perform live concerts within the region. A tour package that was affected by that bitch Sandy, is the DETHKLOK, MACHINE HEAD, ALL THAT REMAINS and THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER. It has been confirmed by DETHKLOK's publicist that the New York City show that was scheduled to take place at the Roseland Ballroom tomorrow (November 3) has been postponed. A make up date will be announced soon, so stay tuned.

As previously reported, DETHKLOK returns this fall with 'Metalocalypse: Dethklok Dethalbum III', the highly-anticipated follow up album that fans of the animated band have been begging for. The stars of the Adult Swim series Metalocalypse will unleash 12 brand NEW tracks that are more brutal than ever before in this fall’s release, set to hit stores throughout North America on October 16, 2012 from Williams Street Records. The "Dethalbum III" is once again co-produced by Metalocalypse co-creator Brendon Small and Dethklok producer Ulrich Wild (The Dethalbum and Dethalbum II). The cover art was also illustrated by "The Dethalbum" and "Dethalbum II" cover artist Antonio Canobbio. More details and NEW music HERE!

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Thursday, November 1, 2012

Last Picture Of SUICIDE SILENCE's Mitch Lucker + Reactions From The Heavy Music Community!

       Mitch Lucker's last picture! Taken by himself last night.

As previously reported HERE, Mitch Lucker, vocalist of SUICIDE SILENCE, passed away earlier today due to injuries sustained during a motorcycle accident. Once the Heavy Music world heard about this very sad news, various artists reacted via their Twitter and Facebook accounts. Here are a few of those reactions:


"Strength to the whole Suicide Silence family from your mates in metal GWAR. The scene has lost an awesome force...rest in peace Mitch." - Oderus Urungus (GWAR)

"Did 5 tours with the dude, my deepest sympathies to the whole SS family. Great dudes, truly amazing people. - Robb Flynn (MACHINE HEAD)

"RIP Mitch Lucker, such a sweet guy. Take a moment for him today & send love to his daughter, family & bandmates. Life is so short & fragile" - Jamey Jasta (HATEBREED)

"I am pretty stunned by the news I Mitch passing. It sucks that someone with so much potential has been taken from us. RIP" - Paolo Gregoletto (TRIVIUM)

"Mitch RIP My brother see you on the otherside." - Dez Fafara (DEVILDRIVER & COAL CHAMBER)
"Today sucks. My heart goes out to everyone in Suicide Silence and Mitch's family. Still can't believe it." - Phil Bozeman (WHITECHAPEL)

"RIP Mitch Lucker. Our thoughts go out to his family, band and friends." - THE RED CHORD

"Very sad news to hear about Mitch from Suicide Silence. We were very much looking forward to sharing the stage at Cali Metal Fest. Rest In Peace brother, the metal community took a big hit today. SHADOWS FALL

"Rest easy, Mitch. A good, level headed soul in a sea full of undeserved egos." - TERROR

"Man, this is a tough one. Mitch was such a good dude. My thoughts go out to his family, friends + band. We'll miss you man! #RIPMitchLucker" - Trevor Phipps (UNEARTH)
"Hard to find the right thing to tweet/say as this is such an impersonal means of communication. RIP Mitch. Love to the Suicide Silence camp" - Mark Hunter (CHIMAIRA)

"I am VERY upset to hear this news. I am lucky to have had the opportunity to work with a TRUE artist and amazing person. #MitchLuckerRIP" - Zeuzz (Producer)

Related links:
Official Site of Suicide Silence

Tons Of BLACK SABBATH Updates, Including When You Can Expect Their NEW Album!

The BLACK SABBATH camp has a TON of updates for you. Here we go!

BLACK SABBATH – the band credited with creating Heavy Metal and one of the most influential bands of all time - today confirmed their widely rumored and highly anticipated reunion for their first Australian shows in nearly 40 years.

Original band members – the Prince of Darkness himself: Ozzy Osbourne, bassist Geezer Butler and guitarist Tony Iommi will make a thunderous return to Australia in April 2013 for arena shows in Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne and Perth, in their first Aussie shows since 1974.

Tickets for these once-in-a-lifetime shows will go on sale at midday, Thursday November 8.

My Live Nation members can access tickets first, during the exclusive member pre-sale starting at 9am tomorrow, Friday November 2. Sign up at www.livenation.com.au

Hailing from Birmingham, England, Black Sabbath released their self-titled debut album on February 13, 1970. Their follow up album, the seminal masterpiece, UK #1 album 'Paranoid', - featured the all-time rock anthems War Pigs and Iron Man as well as the title track, "Paranoid".

Black Sabbath has sold in excess of 70 million records worldwide. More than 40 years on, this Iconic band continues to be held in the highest regard:

“Greatest Metal Band of All Time” – MTV
“Amongst the 100 Greatest Artists of All Time” – Rolling Stone
“Iron Man…One of the Greatest Metal Songs of All Time” – VH-1
“Paranoid is the birthplace of heavy metal” – Time Magazine

Black Sabbath was honored with an induction into the UK Music Hall of Fame in 2005, followed by the US Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 2006, where they were inducted by Metallica’s James Hetfield and Lars Ulrich.

In June 2012 Black Sabbath memorably headlined the 10th Download Festival at Donington before a crowd of 100,000. They followed that show in August with a much talked about headlining set at 2012’s sold-out Lollapalooza Festival in Chicago.

Black Sabbath is currently recording their first new studio album in more than 33 years, helmed by seven-time Grammy winning producer, Rick Rubin. The album is due for release in April 2013.

Prepare to be blown away by these living Rock Legends:




My Live Nation pre-sale runs from 9am Friday Nov 2 until 5pm Monday Nov 5*
MyTicketek pre-sale runs from 10am Nov 6 until 5pm Wednesday Nov 7*

*or until allocation is exhausted

For complete tour and ticketing information, visit: www.livenation.com.au

It has been announced that BLACK SABBATH's NEW album is tentatively scheduled for release in April 2013 via Vertigo/Universal Republic in the U.S. and Vertigo in all other territories.

As previously reported, the Ozzfest clan announced that Ozzy Osbourne's traveling festival will take place on May 11-12, 2013 at Makuhari Messe in Chiba City (outside Tokyo), Japan. The first couple of bands have been confirmed! Which bands? BLACK SABBATH and SLIPKNOT!

Related links:
Black Sabbath

SUICIDE SILENCE Vocalist Mitch Lucker Dies In A Horrific Accident - Details Available!

It is with great sadness and regret that we have to report that Mitch Lucker, vocalist of SUICIDE SILENCE, passed away a few hours ago due to injuries sustained during a motorcycle accident.

The Orange County coroner’s office said Lucker was pronounced dead at 6:17 a.m. Thursday at UCI Medical Center in Orange County.

Coroner’s officials said Lucker was hospitalized after a motorcycle accident shortly before 9 p.m. Wednesday. Huntington Beach police were investigating the crash and expected to release details Thursday morning.

We would like to offer our condolences to his family, friends, band members, fans worldwide, and everyone at Nuclear Blast Records and Century Media Records, who are affected by this loss.

He left us doing what he loved to do most (apart from music). He had just turned 28 years old and will be sorely missed.

Here is a collective statement from the band:

"There's no easy way to say this. Mitch passed away earlier this morning from injuries sustained during a motorcycle accident. This is completely devastating to all of us and we offer our deepest condolences to his family. He will be forever in our hearts.

"R.I.P. Mitchell Adam Lucker - We Love You Brother"

Fans are encouraged to share their memories, photos of Mitch and condolences on the band’s official Facebook page: www.facebook.com/SuicideSilence

Here is one of the last interviews that Mitch ever did:

Related links:
Official Site of Suicide Silence

An Evening With SOUNDGARDEN Shows Announced + NEW Song "Non-State Actor" Available!

As previously reported, SOUNDGARDEN have a NEW album entitled 'King Animal' coming out on November 13th (Tracklisting & Album Cover HERE)! You can now listen to a NEW song called "Non-State Actor" HERE!. It has also been announced that SOUNDGARDEN will be performing three exclusive concerts in New York City, Toronto and Los Angeles. Dubbed as "an evening with SOUNDGARDEN", these events are not to be missed!

Fans who pre-order 'King Animal' before 11:59 PM PST on November 7 at Soundgardenworld.com will be sent a password which allows access to the pre-sale on Nov 8 at 12pm Local Time. Additionally, there will be a public on-sale which will begin at 10am Local Time on Nov 9th.

Tickets for the New York City show go on sale Friday, November 9th at 10AM at http://bit.ly/VG2u1B

Related links:
Soungarden's Official Site

KING'S X: Drummer Jerry Gaskill Suffers Extreme Losses During "FrankenSandy" - Help Him Out!

Sandy the bitch keeps striking! It has been reported that KING'S X drummer Jerry Gaskill and his wife suffered extreme losses during Hurricane Sandy. Jerry and Julie live on the coast of New Jersey, which was one of the states that was most affected by the storm. They lost almost every material possession they owned and are displaced from their home.

The friends and fans of Jerry Gaskill are uniting to raise money to help Jerry and his wife rebuild after Hurricane Sandy. If you would like to help, anything you can give will be treated as a gift and is not tax deductible. Click HERE to help!

As previously reported, Gaskill suffered a heart attack on February 26, 2012 and underwent an emergency operation before being released from the hospital three weeks later. So he really needs all of our help! Jerry still has a ton of medical bills to take care of, so help him out by buying some KING's X Music

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NILE To Celebrate 20th Anniversary With A Two Set Tour That Will Feature Local Bands At Every Market - Details Available!

The reigning kings of technical, historically-themed brutality, NILE, will tour the United States once again this March and April with 28 shows supported by three of the best local bands in every market.  NILE will play two massive sets with music spanning their prolific, twenty year career. Exclusive pre-sale tickets are available now at EnterTheVault.com.

“In order to commemorate our 20th year as a band,” states guitarist/vocalist Karl Sanders, “we want to bring NILE and all Metal fans an evening of NILE music that spans our entire career and play two full sets with only a brief intermission. After years of many package tours, the necessary set time restrictions have often meant that NILE’s had to streamline our set. Fans didn’t always get to hear the songs they came to hear. Thankfully, some of those classic NILE songs we have been itching to play for years will now get a chance to be heard live. We are extremely fired up.”

“Another facet of this tour which was very important to us,” continues Sanders, “we have asked promoters to include the best three local bands from their respective areas on the bill. Supporting local bands in each city is a way for us to give something back to younger bands and the Metal scene. We’ve asked promoters to keep ticket prices low, so that fans of all ages can come and join us for an evening of Metal. In these difficult times of our recessionary economy, an evening of killer Metal shouldn’t have to break the bank. NILE are going to do our part: biting the bullet and rolling the dice to bring Metal fans in the USA an unforgettable evening with NILE for a reasonable ticket price. We are sincerely looking forward to seeing all our friends and fans at the shows in 2013!”

NILE tour dates with local support:

03/05/13  Kingdom – Richmond, VA
03/06/13  Empire – West Springfield, VA
03/07/13  The Trocadero – Philadelphia, PA
03/08/13  Montage Music Hall – Rochester, NY
03/09/13  The Palladium – Worcester, MA
03/10/13  BB Kings Blues Club – New York, NY
03/11/13  Bogie’s – Albany, NY
03/12/13  Peabody’s – Cleveland, OH
03/13/13  Screamin Willies – Columbus, OH
03/14/13  Blondie’s – Detroit, MI
03/15/13  Mojoes – Joliet, IL
03/16/13  Station 4 – St. Paul, MN
03/17/13  The Firebird – St. Louis, MO
03/19/13  Gothic Theater – Englewood, CO
03/20/13  In The Venue – Salt Lake City, UT
03/22/13  El Corazon – Seattle, WA
03/23/13  Hawthorne Theatre – Portland, OR
03/24/13  Slim’s – San Francisco, CA
03/26/13  Las Vegas Country Saloon – Las Vegas, NV
03/27/13  The Grove – Anaheim, CA
03/28/13  Rocky Point Cantina – Tempe, AZ
03/30/13  Trees – Dallas, TX
03/31/13  Backstage Live – San Antonio, TX
04/01/13  Scout Bar – Houston, TX
04/03/13  State Theater – St. Petersburg, FL
04/04/13  The Masquerade – Atlanta, GA
04/05/13  Hooligans Music Hall – Jacksonville, NC
04/06/13  Tremont Music Hall – Charlotte, NC

NILE’s seventh full-length studio album, 'At The Gate Of Sethu', was released on July 3rd and debuted on the American Billboard Top 200 album chart at #131. The album also secured the #2 position on the Billboard Heatseekers chart and #10 on the Current Hard Music charts.

'At The Gate Of Sethu' was produced and mixed by Neil Kernon (Nevermore, Cannibal Corpse, Deicide). Cover artwork is by Greek artist Seth Siro Anton (Exodus, Soilwork, Paradise Lost).

NILE will be performing on the 70,000 Tons of Metal Cruise in January 2013 and at Circo Volador in Mexico City on March 2nd, 2013.

Stay tuned, for more NILE news!

Related links:
NILE on YouTube
Nuclear Blast Records

BLACK SABBATH & SLIPKNOT To Co-Headline OZZFEST In Japan - Video Invites Available!

As previously reported, the Ozzfest clan announced that Ozzy Osbourne's traveling festival will take place on May 11-12, 2013 at Makuhari Messe in Chiba City (outside Tokyo), Japan. The first couple of bands have been confirmed! Which bands? BLACK SABBATH and SLIPKNOT!

“Ozzy and I want to tell you that May 2013 we will bringing Ozzfest to Japan for the first time ever,” Osbourne’s wife/manager Sharon said in a video announcement (see below). “We are so excited. Please be there because we love you Japan.”

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. HERE is the tour's itinerary!

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Wednesday, October 31, 2012

3 INCHES OF BLOOD Announce West Coast Tour With HOOKERS & HUNTRESS - Full Agenda Available!

 Next month, Canada's 3 INCHES OF BLOOD will head out on a headlining West Coast run. The two-week trek will feature special guest HUNTRESS as main support, and HOOKERS as the tour opener. A list of confirmed dates can be seen below, with more to be announced shortly. Vocalist Cam Pipe adds, "We're closing out the year strong with some US headlining shows of our own. The West Coast has long been a 3IOB stronghold, so naturally we're excited to be returning to play a full show to our loyal fans. Long Live West Coast Heavy Metal."

3 INCHES OF BLOOD has stayed on the road throughout 2012, continually supporting their most recent album, 'LONG LIVE HEAVY METAL'. Produced by Terry "Sho" Murray [City of Fire, DOA], the astounding twelve-track achievement offers an explosion of sound, setting NEW standards for the traditional Metal genre. Described by MSN as "good, honest, melodic Heavy Metal," the music video for "Metal Woman" can be seen here:

Tour Dates:

11/30/12 - Bellingham, WA @ Wild Buffalo
12/01/12 - Tacoma, WA @ The Loch's
12/02/12 - Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theatre
12/03/12 - S. Lake Tahoe, CA @ Whisky Dick's
12/04/12 - San Francisco, CA @ Thee Parkside
12/05/12 - San Diego, CA @ Ramona Mainstage
12/06/12 - Tempe, AZ @ 910 Live
12/07/12 - Las Vegas, NV @ Cheyenne Saloon
12/09/12 - Fullerton, CA @ Slidebar
12/11/12 - West Hollywood, CA @ The Whisky
12/12/12 - Santa Cruz, CA @ The Catalyst
12/13/12 - Reno, NV @ The Alley
12/15/12 - Seattle, WA @ El Corazon

Related links:
3 Inches Of Blood on MySpace

Max Cavalera Talks About NEW Project With Members Of MASTODON & THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN; CAVALERA CONSPIRACY To Start South American Tour Tomorrow!

Recently, Bo Skullbanger from "Vicious Volume" (Metal radio show in Singapore) interviewed icon Max Cavalera (SOULFLY, CAVALERA CONSPIRACY, SEPULTURA) before SOULFLY's October 20 performance at Malaysia's Rockaway festival.

During the 4 part interview (see below), Cavalera discussed his as-yet-unnamed NEW project with Greg Puciato (THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN), Dave Elitch (ex-MARS VOLTA) and Troy Sanders (MASTODON). This is what he had to say about his NEW super group:

"Troy [Sanders] from MASTODON just joined the band, too, so now we've got three singers for the project, which is also really killer. I'm really excited about that, too. I think it's gonna be a very original project. I don't know any other metal projects out there with three people singing like this. So it can be almost like a TRANSPLANTS of metal. TRANSPLANTS had three singers; this also has three singers, and it can be very, very great. I'm following, in a lot of ways, some of the same footsteps as NAILMBOMB [Max's mid-1990s project with Alex Newport of FUDGE TUNNELin my approach to this project — a lot of do-it-yourself, punk-rock kind of feeling to the project. So the songs are written really quick — I don't think too much about it. I like it more like that, so they are very raw. We are working on the [music] in December and then we're hoping to get in the studio in January. The main thing we don't have is a name."

In other Cavalera news, SOULFLY's manager Gloria Cavalera (Max Cavalera's wife) has confirmed to us that her son Zyon Cavalera (Lody Kong) will be filling in for SOULFLY while they find a permanent replacement for Kinkade. More details HERE!

Don't forget that CAVALERA CONSPIRACY is taking over South America starting tomorrow! Here are the confirmed tour dates:

- Nov 1: Mexico City, Mexico
- Nov 3: Guadalajara, Mexico
- Nov 6: Asuncion, Paraguay
- Nov 8: Buenos Aires, Argentina
- Nov 10: Santiago, Chile
- Nov 12: Bogota, Colombia
- Nov 15: Rio de Janeiro, Brasil
- Nov 16: Belo Horizonte, Brasil
- Nov 17: Sao Paulo, Brasil
- Nov 18: Curitiba, Brasil

"You better all get health insurance for your broken bones from the pit!!!"

Related links:
Cavalera Conspiracy
Roadrunner Records

Sandy Strikes At Sammy Hagar, His Atlantic City Bar Suffers Severe Damage - Images Available!

And news of the damage caused by that bitch Sandy continues to surface. One of the most affected areas was Atlantic City, New Jersey. It has been confirmed that Sammy Hagar‘s Beach Bar & Grill was severely damaged by the massive storm. Hagar says, "Hope all Redheads and Beach Bar & Grill staff are safe and dry! Here is a look at the damage — we will rebuild!"

Located at Bally's Atlantic City Hotel and casino since May 2010, the restaurant is only open from May through Labor Day weekend. Profits from the Beach Bar & Grill go to the Hagar Family Foundation, which supports local children’s charities.

Hagar owns nightlife venues in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, Las Vegas and St. Louis, and with his branding on this oceanfront deck, Bally's remade the beachfront bar an outdoor destination with nightly entertainment and all-day deals on drinks.

Related links:
Sammy Hagar

SLAYER's 'Raining Blood' Featured In A Google Commercial? Check It Out!

Oh yes, you read that headline just right! SLAYER's classic song "Raining Blood", taken from one of he most influential Heavy Metal albums of all time ('Reign In Blood), was picked by Google for a 30 second commercial. The commercial is for Google's NEW Chromebooks by Samsung. The commercial is part of Google's NEW campaign that is designed around the "a computer for everyone" theme. Watch it below.

Google's NEW Chromebooks will be sold in 100 Best Buy stores, to be expanded to 500 stores, which will have special Chromebook kiosks staffed by Google-trained specialists. The NEW Chromebook will also be available for order online, including in the Google Play store.

Slayer recently wrote Heavy Metal history as they performed in India for the first time in the bands career. The bands historic performance took place at the Vladivar Rock 'N India event in Bangalore, India. Footage available HERE!

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

The Misfits' Halloween Show Postponed Due To Weather Complications!

That bitch Sandy strikes again! The annual Misfits concert in New York City has been postponed due to weather conditions. This time around the concert was scheduled to take place tonight at the Highline Ballroom in Manhattan. Yes the storm is over, but it is still nearly impossible to get from point A to point B pretty much everywhere within the tri-state area.

There isn't a more iconic name in the horror Punk genre than The Misfits. Hailed as an influence and covered by numerous successful and diverse artists ranging from Metallica to Guns N' Roses, the band has remained relevant throughout its illustrious 35-year career. Formed in April 1977 in Lodi, New Jersey, and named after Marilyn Monroe's last movie, the band mixes the sound of Punk Rock with horror elements – a mix that has stood the test of time and become the group's legacy.

From their inception, The Misfits have been primal. Their music is aggressive, confrontational, and dangerous with violent lyrics as seen through the eyes of a monster, coupled with timeless vocal melodies bred from '50s Rock N' Roll. Immortalizing black and white B horror films in their music, The Misfits have developed a ghoulish and totally unique persona, from their handmade musical weapons to the stiletto hairstyle they call the "devil lock". Over 30 years on, the band has endured Hardcore's heyday as Punk Rock's monster squad, a group whose cult following – a pseudo-secret coven known as the "Fiend Club" – has inspired them to continue to write, record, and tour. These "Fiends," who are still multiplying globally, go back now several generations and also include many prominent artists across the Rock genre.

Although The Misfits' lineup has shifted over the course of its career, the group has consistently released incredible, genre-defining albums, including 'Walk Among Us' (1982), 'American Psycho' (1997), and 'Famous Monsters' (1999). Most recently, in 2011 the band released 'The Devil's Rain', its first album of NEW material in over 10 years. The band toured for a good portion of the year in support of the NEW release, unleashing a fresh stage production with all NEW costumes and props.

We will let you know when The Misfits bring their trademark brand of horror punk to New York City as part of their unforgettable Halloween bash. A reschedule date will be announced soon, so stay tuned.

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MACHINE HEAD Announce Make Up Dates For A Few Shows Postponed By Sandy The Bitch!

Hurricane Sandy has affected thousands of people that live in the East Coast region of the United States. It has also affected many touring bands that were scheduled to perform live concerts within the region. One of those bands affected by that bitch Sandy, is MACHINE HEAD. Here is what the band posted on their Facebook page regarding this matter:

"Heads up Pennsylvanian Head Cases, today's show at The Electric Factory in Philadelphia has been rescheduled to December 11th. Virginian Head Cases should also note that the cancelled Norfolk date has been rescheduled for December 12th."

As previously reported, the band will release 'Machine Fucking Head Live' on November 13. It's Machine Head's second live effort; 'Hellalive' was released in 2003. Nine years have passed and Machine Head still slay and administer a "Bay Area Beatdown" in the live realm. Full details HERE!

To celebrate this special release, the band is giving their devoted fans a FREE legal download of a kick ass live version of their song "This Is The End" (courtesy of Noisecreep). Click HERE to download!

Related links:
MACHINE HEAD's Official Site

"Bark At The Moon" With This Kickass Halloween Light Show!

HEAVY HALLOWEEN headbangers! We all agree that OZZY's music video for "Bark At The Moon" is probably the best horror themed vid in the history of our music right? OK, even if you disagree (which you shouldn't) and we know some of you do. Watch this awesome Halloween light show produced by the very talented folks over at Odessa West.

Description: The West's 2012 Rock'n Haunted Castle Halloween Light Show in Odessa, Texas. 45 ch LOR and 60 ch DMX with stage lights, RGB strips, lasers and a lot of fog! Get your devil horns up and bang your head! It is OZZY!

We hope that you enjoy!

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BLACK SABBATH Announce Australian Takeover - Full Itinerary Available!

Legendary Heavy Music icons BLACK SABBATH, have announced that they will be embarking on an Australian tour this coming April. Here are the confirmed tour dates:

- Apr. 25: Entertainment Centre, Brisbane
- Apr. 27: Allphones Arena, Sydney
- May 01: Rod Laver, Melbourne
- May 04: Perth Arena, Perth

General public tickets go on sale midday Thursday, November 8 and an exclusive presale will be available to Live Nation members from 9 AM, this Friday (November 2) until 5 PM Monday (November 5).

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 was recently in Los Angeles, California, gathering some audio clips for Ozzy's Sirius XM channel "Ozzy's Boneyard". Full details about the NEW Sabbath available HERE!

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

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

SOULFLY Announces Temporary Replacement For David Kinkade!

As previously reported, drummer David Kinkade has decided to retire from the music industry. "I decided two months ago that music is no longer worth the effort to me anymore", stated Kinkade. "After this (SOULFLY tour), I'm going to retire from drumming and music all together and focus on my family rather than myself." Read his full statement HERE!  

SOULFLY's manager Gloria Cavalera (Max Cavalera's wife) has confirmed to us that her son Zyon Cavalera (Lody Kong) will be filling in for SOULFLY while they find a permanent replacement for Kinkade. This is what Gloria posted on her Facebook page regarding this announcement:

"And last but not least, before I dash off to work... can I make an announcement for the next leg of the Maximum Cavalera Tour in the US/Canada (tour dates to be announced)??? Zyon is gonna be bashing the drumheads in back of the Soulfly frontline!!! You are the first to know! Have a rager!!"

Related links:
Soulfly's Official Site!

SOILWORK Announce Extensive North American Tour!

On March 12th, 2013, Swedish melodic Metal maestros SOILWORK will kick-off their world tour in North America – their first time headlining in this territory in almost three years. The 54-show trek through the U.S. and Canada will feature support from Jeff Loomis, Blackguard, The Browning, and Wretched

“With [the new album] 'The Living Infinite' nearing completion, all of us in SOILWORK are excited to announce the first of many killer tours to come!” states  drummer Dirk Verbeuren.  “We can’t wait to take some of our new songs to the stage and with two CDs worth of material, picking a set list is gonna be interesting to say the least… We look forward to once again bringing you metal the SOILWORK way!”

General admission tickets are available at EnterTheVault.com as of October 30th and will go on sale through all normal ticketing systems on November 17th.

VIP Meet & Greet packages (which include early entry plus a shirt of choice from the band’s merchandise) are available only through Enterthevault.com.

North American headlining tour dates for SOILWORK are:
03/12/13  Empire – West Springfield, VA
03/13/13  The Trocadero – Philadelphia, PA
03/14/13  Bogie’s – Albany, NY
03/15/13  The Gramercy Theater – New York, NY
03/16/13  Webster Theater – Hartford, CT
03/17/13  Petit Campus – Montreal, QC – CANADA
03/18/13  Union Commerciale – Quebec City, QC – CANADA
03/19/13  Mavericks – Ottawa, ON – CANADA
03/20/13  The Opera House – Toronto, ON – CANADA
03/21/13  Altar Bar – Pittsburgh, PA
03/22/13  Peabody’s – Cleveland, OH
03/23/13  Blondie’s – Detroit, MI
03/24/13  The Rave – Milwaukee, WI
03/25/13  Mojoes – Joliet, IL
03/26/13  Wooly’s – Des Moines, IA
03/27/13  Station 4 – St. Paul, MN
03/28/13  Park Theatre – Winnipeg, MB – CANADA
03/29/13  The Exchange – Regina, SK – CANADA
03/30/13  The Distillery – Calgary, AB – CANADA
03/31/13  Starlite Room – Edmonton, AB – CANADA
04/01/13  The Generator – Prince George, B.C. – CANADA
04/02/13  Rickshaw Theater – Vancouver, B.C. – CANADA
04/03/13  El Corazon – Seattle, WA
04/04/13  Hawthorne Theatre – Portland, OR
04/05/13  Slim’s – San Francisco, CA
04/06/13  House of Blues – Hollywood, CA
04/07/13  Rocky Point Cantina – Tempe, AZ
04/08/13  The Rock – Tucson, AZ
04/09/13  Las Vegas Country Saloon – Las Vegas, NV
04/11/13  In The Venue – Salt Lake City, UT
04/12/13  Gothic Theater – Englewood, CO
04/13/13  The Beaumont Club – Kansas City, MO
04/14/13  The Firebird – St. Louis, MO
04/15/13  Trees – Dallas, TX
04/16/13  Backstage Live – San Antonio, TX
04/17/13  Jake’s – Lubbock, TX
04/18/13  Lucky Mule – Abilene, TX
04/19/13  Dos Amigos – Odessa, TX
04/20/13  Tricky Falls – El Paso, TX
04/22/13  House of Rock – Corpus Christi, TX
04/23/13  Geo’s – McAllen, TX
04/24/13  Scout Bar – Houston, TX
04/26/13  State Theater – St. Petersburg, FL
04/27/13  Freebird Live – Jacksonville, FL
04/28/13  The Casbah – Charlotte, NC
04/29/13  Kingdom – Richmond, VA
04/30/13  Soundstage – Baltimore, MD
05/01/13  Mexicali Live – Teaneck, NJ
05/02/13  The Chance Theater – Poughkeepsie, NY
05/03/13  Broadway Joes – Buffalo, NY
05/04/13  Al Rosa Villa – Columbus, OH
05/05/13  Music Hall – London, ON – CANADA
05/06/13  Station 58 – Syracuse, NY
05/07/13  The Palladium – Worcester, MA
SOILWORK have been toiling away and burning many a midnight oil in the studio with producer Jens Bogren (OPETH, AMON AMARTH, BLOODBATH) recording The Living Infinite, the follow-up to their 2010 release The Panic Broadcast. The Soilworkers are planning not just one CD of amazing music, but two: that’s right, The Living Infinite will be a double album and will mark the recording debut of long-time touring guitarist David Andersson (NIGHT FLIGHT ORCHESTRA).

The Panic Broadcast debuted on U.S. Billboard charts at #88 in July 2010.

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FRANKENSANDY Demolishes The East Coast Of The United States - Impacting Images Available!

Yesterday and part of today, the East Coast of the United States was struck by what we have dubbed as "FrankenSandy" (thanks Zulie Alvarez). While many places suffered the consequences of mother nature, the New York City metropolitan area was devoured by the strong winds and the massive amount of water those winds pushed into many parts of town. President Barack Obama has declared a federal emergency in New York City, Long Island and New Jersey.

Here are some pictures we have gathered to show you the impact of the strongest hurricane in the last 100 years. We want to thank Zulie Alvarez, Jimmy Duff, Gaston Maiden, Marlo Savino and Heathen Brooklyn for this great pictures!

Please keep all the victims of this massive natural disaster in your thoughts and prayers! \m/

Related links:
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BEHEMOTH's "Nergal" Could Face Prison Time Because Of Bashing The Christian Bible!

This sucks! Reuters is reporting, that Poland's Supreme Court has ruled that BEHEMOTH's Adam "Nergal" Darski, committed a crime when when he called the Catholic Church "the most murderous cult on the planet" during a concert that took place in September 2007 in Gdynia and tore up a copy of the Bible, calling it "a book of lies."

A lower court will now decide if Darski is guilty of the crime. If convicted, Darski could spend two years in jail!

"[The decision] is negative and restricts the freedom of speech. The court decided that this is allowed in a democratic system," Jacek Potulski, a lawyer for Darski, told Reuters. "We are still arguing that we were dealing with art, which allows more critical and radical statements."

Back in August 2011, a Polish judge ruled that Darski's ripping up of a Bible during a show was a form of artistic expression consistent with the style of his band. Judge Krzysztof Wieckowski said he considered Darski's actions "a form of art." He added that the court had no intention of limiting freedom of expression or the right to criticize religion.

Ryszard Nowak, chairman of the privately run Nationwide Defence Committee Against Sects, told Polish television about today's court ruling, "The Supreme Court said clearly that there are limits for artists which cannot be crossed."

The court said audience members who testified said their religious feelings had not been hurt despite the fact they were Christians.

What do you think about this? Lets us know by using the comments section below.

In other Behemoth news, the band has recently announced that they are among the acts confirmed for the Barge To Hell cruise December 3rd-7th. For more information, the entire line up, and to book a room, visit http://www.bargetohell.com.

Click here to check out our BEHEMOTH gallery!

Related links:
Metal Blade Records
Behemoth on Metal Blade Records
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Behemoth on Twitter

Monday, October 29, 2012

Pete Townshend's Special Acoustic Jam Of "Won't Get Fooled Again" + Discussion About His NEW Autobiography

Recently, Pete Townshend (The Who) sat down with Jann Wenner from Rolling Stone to discuss the legendary guitarist's NEW autobiography entitled "Who I Am". You can watch the full discussion below – and stay tuned until the end, when the rocker kicks into The Who's classic song "Won't Get Fooled Again."

Regarding his autobiography:

"The kind of book I wanted to write would be more like war journalism, a war biography – I have survived," Townshend explains. "I think what I wanted to write about was about the way that the post-war period in the U.K. set up this atmosphere, this set of conditions, that was exactly right for when we discovered R&B."

Related links:
Pete Townshend
The Who

ARCH ENEMY Announce Temporary Hiatus - Statement From Angela Gossow Available!

ARCH ENEMY's badass vocalist Angela Gossow has issued the following update regarding the bands decision to take a temporary hiatus:

"[The ARCH ENEMY] European tour was awesome!! Lots of people came to the shows. [We are] very, very grateful for this, given the tough economy all around.

"We know how it feels to be broke. Been there many times. But just like you, we rather spend our last penny on music (or gear for that matter) than paying our phone bill. For that matter, I only have a prepaid card and no phone contract ;-) I hate bills and reminders.

"Back home now, recovering from dirty backstage rooms, cold showers and lack of quality sleep.

"I love playing live. [It's] a shame I can't bring my home (or at least my bed and my clean bathroom) on tour though, haha..

"After 12 years of continuous touring, I can tell ya, sometimes I think about stopping for good and route for the homely life instead.

"We got the Latin America tour kicking off in November all the way through December and then we'll stop touring for at least six months. We'll just do a few [European] festivals in the summer, like Wacken :-). Will be interesting how that feels. If I get bored with being 'static?'

"I'll miss playing shows, but I am also excited to finally have some time to myself, actually being able to take up an art class, start drawing again, take some vocal lessons for fun, try new sports (like thai boxing or any sort of angry martial arts, haha), spend quality time with my family, decorate my home with framed pictures, paint the walls.. you know, that stuff 'normal' people do when they are not living like gypsies, always on the move.

"It will be nice not having to do pre-production for a tour in my 'off time' but actually allow my mind to rest and stop worrying about travel arrangements, technical riders, ticket sales, budgets, crew, stage production etc.

"I have noticed I am in an constant 'alarm-state' mentally and I don't relax in my sleep either anymore. I dream about figures and band stuff every night.

"I miss my crazy, funny, light dreams.. and simply being worry-free.

"This said, I wont be lazy. We have a massive new live DVD/Blu-ray in the works and it will take up a real chunk of my time to get that together for an autumn 2013 release. We filmed so many shows.. And we will film even more now during the Latin America tour. We got a ton of incidental footage too.. That will be weeks and weeks of sorting out, editing, cutting, mix and master. Plus we got a new album to write and record in 2013 too. It will drop in spring-ish 2014.

"So yeah.. today I am catching up with three weeks of unanswered postal mail, final tour budget, tax office paperwork and shopping for groceries. I will go for a walk later, take a long bath to soak my sore back and neck and try to go to bed before 6 a.m. as I am not on tour anymore ;-)"

ARCH ENEMY Latin American Tour:

- 21/11/12: Teatro Caupolican, Santiago in Chile
- 23/11/12: Teatro Flores, Buenos Aires in Argentina
- 25/11/12: Carioca Club, Sao Paulo in Brazil
- 27/11/12: Club Platense, Montevideo in Uruguay
- 29/11/12: Centro De Convenciones Scencia De La Molina, Lima in Peru
- 01/12/12: Club Peppers, San José in Costa Rica
- 04/12/12: Circo Volador, Mexico City in Mexico

Related links:
Arch Enemy's Official Site

Machine Head vs Hurricane Sandy: Band Forced To Postpone Another Show + FREE Legal Download Of "This Is The End" Available!

Last week we announced that MACHINE HEAD were forced to cancel their concert on Friday (October 26) at the Tinker Field in Orlando, Florida, due to the storm caused by Hurricane Sandy. The band has now announced that their show tomorrow (October 30) has been postponed. Here is what the band posted on their Facebook page:

"Tuesday's show in Norfolk, VA has also been cancelled due to Hurricane Sandy. Look for a likely re-schedule in early December."

As previously reported, the band will release 'Machine Fucking Head Live' on November 13. It's Machine Head's second live effort; 'Hellalive' was released in 2003. Nine years have passed and Machine Head still slay and administer a "Bay Area Beatdown" in the live realm. Full details HERE!

To celebrate this special release, the band is giving their devoted fans a FREE legal download of a kick ass live version of their song "This Is The End" (courtesy of Noisecreep). Click HERE to download!

Related links:
MACHINE HEAD's Official Site

DEFTONES: Forced To Postpone New York City & Boston Shows!

Hurricane Sandy strikes again! The Deftones have been forced to postpone their New York City and Boston shows due to the current weather conditions within the East Coast region of the United States. Here is what the band posted on their Facebook page earlier today:
"Due to complications from Hurricane Sandy, tonight's show in Boston, and tomorrow in New York are POSTPONED. Hang on to your tickets, as make-up dates will be announced very shortly. More to follow soon."
As previously reported, the DEFTONES have announced that their NEW album is entitled 'Koi No Yokan' and will be released on November 13th. In anticipation of the release of their seventh studio album, the DEFTONES will be going on a nationwide headlining trek, with special guest Scars On Broadway. The tour kicks off on October 9th in Ventura, CA and will conclude on the West Coast mid November. Tickets on sale next Friday, September 7 via Ticketmaster.com. Full tour itinerary can be seen below.
DEFTONES Headline Tour (remaining tour dates):

10/29/2012 - Boston, MA - HOB Boston (postponed)
10/30/2012 - New York, NY - Terminal 5 (postponed)

Lead singer Chino Moreno told Billboard.com why the band got back to work faster than usual. "It was important that we wanted to not drag it out," he said. "We have a well-documented history of taking forever to make records. But with our last record, we did it in a really short, good amount of time, probably four or five months from the time we started writing until we finished it. For us, that was record time, so this time the idea was, 'Let's go in and start a record on this date and let's try to be finished by summertime and keep this work ethic we kind of stumbled upon on the last one,' and we did."

'Diamond Eyes' sold 62,000 copies in the US in its first week and debuted at the Number 6 position on The Billboard 200 chart. 'Diamond Eyes' was the deftones first album, since their bassist Chi Cheng had a horrific car accident on November 4, 2008. The accident left him in a comatose state. Sergio Vega recorded 'Diamond Eyes', toured with the band, and is back in the studio to record the bands seventh studio album.

Asked how the NEW DEFTONES disc sounds, Moreno told Billboard.com, "It's not a super fast or slow record. It's very dynamic. Some of my favorite things about DEFTONES are the dynamics. Yes, we're a heavy band, but we're not just in-your-face aggro the whole time, punching you in the face. There's a lot of aggression in some of the music, but there's also this very soothing element where there's a lot of soundscapes rather than attack, attack, attack the whole time. I understand that's a big part of our sound, but I really feel like we reached a peak on our dynamics on this record with those two qualities — the beauty of something and just straight, ruthless aggression."

Stay tuned for more DEFTONES news!

CRYPTOPSY Reveals Video Teaser For 'The Best Of Us Bleed' Compilation!

Canada's masters of brutality CRYPTOPSY return with a devastating 2CD/digital download "best of" collection, programmatically entitled 'The Best Of Us Bleed', to be released via Century Media Records on November 12th in Europe and November 19th in North America. A teaser video clip for the release has now been launched online here:

'The Best Of Us Bleed' gathers 32 stunning songs in approximately 140 minutes of playing time, including 3 exclusive, newer studio songs, several rare live/demo/cover/bonus tracks as well as selected cuts from the first 6 studio albums by these technical Death Metal pioneers. The striking cover artwork of this compilation was designed by Toshihiro Egawa (SUICIDE SILENCE, KRISIUN, ABIGAIL WILLIAMS, etc.) and the booklet contains extensive biographical liner notes by Adrien Begrand (Decibel Magazine). Here is the exact track-listing of the release:

CRYPTOPSY The Best Of Us Bleed 2CD 2012 track-listing:

- CD 1: "16 Stabwounds" (62:44)

1. Boden [2:51]
2. A Graceful Demise [4:25]
3. Holodomor [2:44]
4. Oh My Fucking God [3:28]
5. Worship Your Demons [2:06]
6. Silence The Tyrants [4:09]
7. The Headsmen [5:14]
8. Carrionshine [3:22]
9. The Pestilence That Walketh In Darkness (Psalm 91: 5-8) [3:26]
10. Endless Cemetery [5:17]
11. We Bleed [6:17]
12. Soar and Envision Sore Vision [3:29]
13. Voice Of Unreason [2:54]
14. Cold Hate, Warm Blood [3:53]
15. White Worms [3:41]
16. Emaciate [5:01]

- CD 2: "Bury The Past Alive" (76:13)

1. Phobophile [4:38]
2. Slit Your Guts [4:00]
3. Crown Of Horns [3:57]
4. Defenestration [4:32]
5. Abigor [3:51]
6. Open Face Surgery - Live [4:38]
7. Graves Of The Fathers / Drum Solo - Live [8:09]
8. Shroud - Live [4:28]
9. Born Headless - Live [4:24]
10. Slit Your Guts - Live [5:30]
11. Cold Hate, Warm Blood - Live [4:13]
12. We Bleed - Live [6:02]
13. White Worms - Rehearsal [3:54]
14. Loathe - Rehearsal [5:10]
15. Depths You've Fallen - Rehearsal [4:18]
16. Cold Hate, Warm Blood - Rehearsal [4:07]

- CD1 Content:

Songs 1, 2, 3: New exclusive and previously unreleased songs from 2011
Song 4: STRAPPING YOUNG LAD cover, originally from the Covering 20 Years Of Extremes CM Anniversary compilation release, 2008
Songs 5, 6, 7: Taken from The Unspoken King, 6th album, 2008
Songs 8, 9, 10: Taken from Once Was Not, 5th album, 2005
Songs 11, 12, 13: Taken from And Then You'll Beg, 4th album, 2000
Songs 14, 15, 16: Taken from Whisper Supremacy, 3rd album, 1998

- CD 2 Content:

Songs 1, 2, 3: Taken from None So Vile, 2nd album, 1996
Songs 4, 5: Taken from Blasphemy Made Flesh, 1st album, 1994
Songs 6, 7, 8: Taken from None So Live, live album, 2003
Songs 9, 10: Japanese live bonus tracks for And Then You'll Beg, 1999
Songs 11, 12: Live DVD / Japanese bonus tracks for Once Was Not, 2004
Songs 13, 14, 15, 16: Rehearsal demo tracks for Whisper Supremacy, 1998

Also, look out for CRYPTOPSY's brand-new, self-released 7th studio album entitled Cryptopsy out now! As previously reported, CRYPTOPSY's guitar maniac Jon Levasseur will be forced to sit out the band's upcoming tour dates in support of their NEW, self-titled album. Filling in for him will be former CRYPTOPSY member Youri Raymond.

CRYPTOPSY's Upcoming Tour Dates:

- November 22nd: Ottawa, Ontario
- November 23rd: Club Soda, Montreal, Quebec
- November 24th: Hamilton Death Fest, Hamilton, Ontario
- November 25th: Peterborough, Ontario
- December 7th: The RockPile, Toronto, Ontario
- December 8th: Sherbrooke, Quebec

Canadian Metallers CRYPTOPSY are very pleased to announce that their self-titled album 'CRYPTOPSY' is now available for sale! Simply go to CryptopsyOfficial.Bandcamp.com to order your Digital Copy / CD as of today.

Related links:
Cryptopsy's Official Site
Cryptopsy on Facebook


The silver eagle has finally landed for audiences worldwide!

After enjoying a limited “Fan Club Only” UK release, "Heavy Metal Thunder – The Movie", Saxon’s wonderfully unfiltered and intimate account of their ascent to the upper echalons of Heavy Metal, will finally enjoy an international release this December. The double-disc set features the soon-to-be-celebrated story of Saxon, while the second disc is packed with bonus features including a full-length performance (on St. George’s Day) from April 23rd, 2008. Rivetingly honest, and including the frank memories of every musician who has played in the band, Heavy Metal Thunder – The Movie pieces together the earliest incarnations of Saxon, from frontman Biff Byford’s teenage years in the coalmines of Yorkshire and Son Of A Bitch (the first incarnation of Saxon) all the way through to top 10 hits and world tours. “Our music was more sort of machinery banging together, wheels turning, machines making noise,” says Biff of those early, industrial days, “It’s what Heavy Metal is all about. Heavy Metal is all about hard, big sounds bashing your skull in. I used to work in factories where big machinery made lot of noise and I used to sing along to the noises they made.”

It is a documentary which looks for all the world as though it’s a superbly crafted script, as much a tale of pure, honest, working class triumph as just another Rock n’ Roll story. Heavy Metal Thunder – The Movie shows every facet of Saxon on their journey without once diluting the true characters who make up the band. “We basically played every dump and shithole that there is in England over a period, probably just short of eight years,” laughs Biff. “You know classic cliché of transit van, up and down and we used to play more or less every night. One gig might be a good paying gig and the other one might be no money or ten quid but it was an obsession, you had to play every day.” These wonderfully naïve young men sought nothing more than a great gig, a good time and maybe a nice girl, before suddenly finding themselves on tour in the US, exposed to the sorts of things which (quite frankly) Barnsley simply didn’t offer in 1980. And from that point, "Heavy Metal Thunder – The Movie", takes the viewer on a journey on a Rock n’ Roller of a journey encompassing it all from triumphs to tears to tea-bags and beyond.

Nothing is forsaken and nothing skipped. Despite the fact that to this day there remain problems between the Byford/Quinn and Oliver/Dawson parties, everyone tells the full unedited Saxon story with heartfelt honesty and integrity.

“We do have a great legacy,” says Byford, “whether you joined the band in 1994 or (as) an original member. There’s a legacy there and I’ve tried hard to not let people demean it and to spoil it and you have to look after that thing that is Saxon.”

Heavy Metal Thunder – The Movie will entertain, engage and charm fans and non-fans alike. That’s a truth as honest as the film itself…


• DVD Digipack (2 Discs)
• Blu-ray

Related links:
Official Site of Saxon

Sunday, October 28, 2012

METALLICA Debut At 'Voodoo Music + Arts Experience' - Video Available!

Once again, METALLICA wrote Heavy Music history as they performed for the first time ever at the Voodoo Music + Arts Experience at the New Orleans City Park. METALLICA's performance took place on yesterday (October 27) and you can watch video of the bands performance below.

As previously reported, the band joined the festival billing as the replacement for GREEN DAY, which canceled its Voodoo appearance two weeks ago, presumably due to frontman Billie Joe Armstrong's onstage breakdown and subsequent rehab enrollment.

METALLICA's setlist:

01. Hit The Lights
02. Master Of Puppets
03. Holier Than Thou
04. Harvester Of Sorrow
05. Of Wolf And Man
06. Welcome Home (Sanitarium)
07. All Nightmare Long
08. Sad But True
09. Fade To Black
10. Orion
11. One
12. For Whom The Bell Tolls
13. Blackened
14. Nothing Else Matters
15. Enter Sandman
16. Creeping Death
17. Battery
18. Seek And Destroy

“We got a message about two days ago asking us if we were able to fill in for Green Day because Billie Joe was having some issues,” guitarist Kirk Hammett told Fuse. ”We discussed it between the four of us and we all said, ‘Yeah.’ It would be a great thing for us to do and it would also be great to help out Billie Joe because he’s a friend of ours and we love Green Day. If we can help them out in any way possible, we’re always happy to do it because we love those guys. It’s a honor for us that they approached us and asked if we could fill in.”

Lars Ulrich added: "We are excited to be part of our first ever Voodoo Music + Arts Experience. Our good friends and fellow Bay Area residents Green Day had to unfortunately cancel their plans to be there, so we are more than happy to fill in for them in our own unique way. We’re hoping we can fill those very large shoes and do them proud."

Green Day drummer Tre Cool announced his band would not be playing at the festival earlier this week, stating, "We had to put the life of our friend in front of everything."

Recently, Warner Bros. Records chairman Rob Cavallo, Green Day's longtime producer, released an update statement about the Punk icon, and revealed, "His rehab is no joke. He's under medical supervision for a while to get him clean."

Cavallo fears more shows will be cancelled to accommodate the star's recovery: "His doctors are still evaluating. All I can say is I don't know if we'll see him before or after Christmas. It's basically undetermined when he'll be back."

Related links:
METALLICA's Official Site