www.diariodorock.com.br: 2014
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18 de dez de 2014

Premiere\\ THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA: 'War' Video Released

"War", the new video from metal titans THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA, can be seen below. The clip was helmed by director Maria Juranic, who also worked on the band's clip for "First Sight". The track is taken from the band's fifth studio album, "8:18", which sold around 16,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 20 on The Billboard 200 chart. The CD arrived in stores on September 17, 2013 via Roadrunner.

15 de dez de 2014

Premiere\\ Crazy Lixx Unleash "Call To Action" Video

It's time for the second music video from Crazy Lixx's new self-titled album, this time for the song "Call To Action".

3 de dez de 2014

Premiere\\ BEHEMOTH: 'Ora Pro Nobis Lucifer' Video Released

"Ora Pro Nobis Lucifer", the new video from Polish extreme metallers BEHEMOTH, can be seen below. The first performance clip BEHEMOTH was helmed by the band's longtime video collaborators, Grupa 13, who previously worked with AMON AMARTH and ENSIFERUM.

Premiere\\ TROUBLE: 'Paranoia Conspiracy' Video Released

"Paranoia Conspiracy", the new video from Chicago doom metal legends TROUBLE, can be seen below. The clip, which was filmed on October 25 at The House Of Shock in New Orleans, Louisiana, was produced by David Treadway of DDTstudio Productions.

Premiere\\ MADAM X: 'Another '80s Rock Song' Video Released

Original members Bret Kaiser (vocals), Maxine Petrucci (guitar), Chris "Godzilla" Doliber (bass) and Roxy Petrucci (drums) have come together once again to create the pounding-in-your-face-cream-on-your-tongue music that is MADAM X.

Premiere\\ SWEET & LYNCH Featuring MICHAEL SWEET, GEORGE LYNCH: 'The Wish' Video Premiere

SWEET & LYNCH — the new band featuring guitarist/vocalist Michael Sweet of Christian hard rockers STRYPER, legendary guitarist George Lynch (T&N, DOKKEN, LYNCH MOB), bassist James Lomenzo (MEGADETH, WHITE LION, BLACK LABEL SOCIETY) and drummer Brian Tichy (S.U.N., WHITESNAKE) — will release its debut album, "Only To Rise", on January 27, 2015 via Frontiers Music srl. The CD was produced by Sweet, who also helmed the last STRYPER album, "No More Hell To Pay".

28 de nov de 2014

Premiere\\ GRAND MAGUS: 'Steel Versus Steel' Video Released

"Triumph And Power" was released on January 31 via Nuclear Blast. The follow-up to 2012's "The Hunt" was recorded with producer Nico Elgstrand and engineer Staffan Karlsson (ARCH ENEMY, SPIRITUAL BEGGARS) at Studio Sweetspot in Halmstad.

27 de nov de 2014

Premiere\\ Enuff Z'Nuff Cover Billy Squier Classic In Latest Music Video

The classic hard rock group, who this year celebrate their 30th anniversary, just released a light-hearted and sexy video for their cover version of Squire's rock anthem. The video, directed by David Stekert, stars Enuff Z'Nuff founder, bassist, singer and namesake, Chip Z'Nuff, fronting an all female band who romp their way through the song at double speed -- like a Benny Hill sketch trapped in a studio rehearsal room. The video also features a guest appearance by Jesse Camp, everyone's favorite shaggy haired stoner and winner of MTV's first 'Wanna Be A VJ' contest in 1998.

24 de nov de 2014

Premiere\\ KXM Featuring KORN, KING'S X, Ex-DOKKEN Members: 'Faith Is A Room' Video Released

"Faith Is A Room", the new Jamie Brown-directed video from KXM, the project featuring drummer Ray Luzier (KORN), bassist/vocalist Doug Pinnick (KING'S X) and guitarist George Lynch (LYNCH MOB, DOKKEN), can be seen below. The song is taken from the band's self-titled debut album, which sold around 9.800 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 31 on The Billboard 200 chart.

Premiere\\ AC/DC: 'Rock Or Bust' Video Premiere

The official video for the title track of the new AC/DC album, "Rock Or Bust", can be seen below. The clip was shot October 3-4 with director David Mallet at Black Island Studios in Middlesex, England.

19 de nov de 2014

Premiere\\ TRIPTYKON: 'Tree Of Suffocating Souls' Video Released

"Tree Of Suffocating Souls", the new video from TRIPTYKON — the occult/avant-garde metal project formed by former HELLHAMMER/CELTIC FROST singer, guitarist, and main songwriter Tom Gabriel Fischer (a.k.a. Tom Gabriel Warrior) — can be seen below. The clip was directed by Philipp Hirsch, who previously worked with TRIPTYKON on the videos for "Shatter" and "Aurorae".

14 de nov de 2014

CIRCLE PIT \\ SUICIDE SILENCE: 'Inherit The Crown' Video Released

"Inherit The Crown", the new video from California deathcore masters SUICIDE SILENCE, can be seen below. The song is taken from the band's latest album, "You Can't Stop Me", which sold around 15,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 16 on The Billboard 200 chart.

12 de nov de 2014

Premiere\\ AC/DC's 'Play Ball' Video Premiere

AC/DC's video for the song "Play Ball" can be seen below. The clip was shot October 3-4 with director David Mallet at Black Island Studios in Middlesex, England.

Premiere\\ MACHINE HEAD's 'Now We Die'

"Now We Die", the new video from San Francisco Bay Area metallers MACHINE HEAD, can be seen below. The clip was filmed on October 3 in Oakland, California with director Mike Sloat, who has previously worked with TESTAMENT and HATRIOT.

5 de nov de 2014

Premiere\\ PAPA ROACH: 'Face Everything And Rise' Video Released

The official video for "Face Everything And Rise", the new single from Californian rockers PAPA ROACH, can be seen below. The song is taken from the band's eighth full-length album, "F.E.A.R.", which will be released on January 27, 2015 via Eleven Seven Music). The Grammy Award-nominated hard rock juggernaut builds its most infectious, invigorating, and incendiary body of work to date. They preserve the robust riffs and swaggering rhythms that marked their initial call-to-arms, while seamlessly infusing cinematic electronic flourishes, sweeping hooks, and magnetic melodies. As a result, the band — Jacoby Shaddix (vocals), Jerry Horton (guitar), Tobin Esperance (bass) and Tony Palermo (drums) — rise like never before…

30 de out de 2014

CIRCLE PIT \\ DEVIL YOU KNOW: 'It's Over' Video Released

"It's Over", the new video from DEVIL YOU KNOW — the creative union of Howard Jones (ex-KILLSWITCH ENGAGE), Francesco Artusato (ALL SHALL PERISH) and John Sankey (DEVOLVED) — can be seen below. The clip was directed by Ramon Boutviseth, who has previously worked with TRIVIUM, NONPOINT, DARKEST HOUR, INCUBUS and ALL THAT REMAINS, among others. The track is taken from DEVIL YOU KNOW's debut album, "The Beauty Of Destruction", which sold around 6,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 45 on The Billboard 200 chart.

28 de out de 2014

Premiere\\ EXODUS: 'Blood In Blood Out' Video Released

"Blood In Blood Out", the video for the title track of the new album from San Francisco Bay Area thrash metal veterans EXODUS, can be seen below. The clip was directed by Shan Dan Horan of the Shadow Born Group (BUCKCHERRY, CARNIFEX, WINDS OF PLAGUE) and it features hundreds of dedicated Bay Area fans that came out in droves to perform as extras in the video after a wide casting call.

24 de out de 2014

Premiere\\ CAVALERA CONSPIRACY: 'Babylonian Pandemonium' Video Released

"Babylonian Pandemonium", the new video from CAVALERA CONSPIRACY, the band led by brothers and founding SEPULTURA members Max (also of SOULFLY) and Igor Cavalera, can be seen below. The song is taken from CAVALERA CONSPIRACY's third album, "Pandemonium", which will be released on November 4 (one day earlier internationally) via Napalm Records. The CD was produced by John Gray, who has previously worked with SOULFLY.

22 de out de 2014

CIRCLE PIT \\ BRING ME THE HORIZON: Video For New Single 'Drown' Released

British deathcore act BRING ME THE HORIZON will release a brand new single, "Drown", on December 7 via Epitaph. A new full-length album is tentatetively due to be recorded early next year for a late 2015 release.

CIRCLE PIT \\ AVERSIONS CROWN: 'Vectors' Video Released

The official video for the song "Vectors" from Australian death machine AVERSIONS CROWN can be seen below. The track is taken from the band's new album, "Tyrant", which will be released on November 24 via Nuclear Blast Entertainment.

Premiere\\ CROWBAR: 'Symmetry In White' Video Released

"Symmetry In White", the new video from New Orleans sludge metal veterans CROWBAR, can be seen below. The clip was helmed by Mike Holderbeast of Cement Level Studios (GOATWHORE, HIGH ON FIRE, EYEHATEGOD), who previously directed the band's video for the track "Walk With Knowledge Wisely".

6 de out de 2014

Premiere\\ Video Premiere: BLACK VEIL BRIDES' 'Heart Of Fire'

BLACK VEIL BRIDES' video for the band's new single, "Heart Of Fire", can be seen below. The track is taken from the theatrical rock act's self-titled fourth studio effort (also known as "IV"), which arrives on October 28. Frontman Andy Biersack told The Pulse Of Radio that the message of "Heart Of Fire" is simple. "The song 'Heart Of Fire' is about how time and circumstance change you and how the goal is always to not let the passion that you have for something that you love burn out because the world around you changes it," he said. "I mean, it's very interesting to look at a group of people that are in a band — I think we all are more passionate today about the band maybe than we've ever been, and that's a really cool thing. The song is really about allowing yourself to keep that passion burning for something that you truly enjoy."

Premiere\\ Steel Panther - Steel Panther - Pussywhipped

From their new album, "All You Can Eat"
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1 de out de 2014

Premiere\\ BUSH: 'The Only Way Out' Video Released

"The Only Way Out", the new video from the alt-rock band BUSH, can be seen below. The song is taken from the group's new album, "Man On The Run", which will be released on October 21 via Zuma Rock Records/RAL.

29 de set de 2014

Premiere\\ Mastodon "The Motherload"

Confira acima, o clipe da canção "The Motherload", que está presente no novo álbum do Mastodon, 'Once More Round the Sun'.

25 de set de 2014

Premiere\\ CANNIBAL CORPSE: 'Kill Or Become' Video Released

"Kill Or Become", the new video from Florida-based death metal veterans CANNIBAL CORPSE, can be seen below. The clip was directed by David Brodsky for MyGoodEye and was filmed on location at Kelly's Hideaway in Seffner, Florida.

19 de set de 2014

Premiere\\ AMON AMARTH's 'Deceiver Of The Gods'

The video for "Deceiver Of The Gods", the title track of the ninth studio album from Swedish metallers AMON AMARTH, can be seen below. The video features clips from the upcoming film "Northmen - A Viking Saga", which stars Tom Hopper, Ryan Kwanten, Ken Duken, and features AMON AMARTH frontman Johan Hegg as Valli.

CIRCLE PIT \\ DEVIL YOU KNOW Films 'It's Over' Video

DEVIL YOU KNOW, the creative union of Howard Jones (ex-KILLSWITCH ENGAGE), Francesco Artusato (ALL SHALL PERISH) and John Sankey (DEVOLVED), just finished filming a video for the song "It's Over" with director Ramon Boutviseth, who has previously worked with TRIVIUM, NONPOINT, DARKEST HOUR, INCUBUS and ALL THAT REMAINS, among others. The track is taken from DEVIL YOU KNOW's debut album, "The Beauty Of Destruction", which sold around 6,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 45 on The Billboard 200 chart.

18 de set de 2014

Premiere\\ Winger - Better Days Comin'

Winger have released a video for "Better Days Comin'", the title track from their 2014 album of the same name. This is the fourth video from the new album -- following "Rat Race", "Midnight Driver Of A Love Machine", and "Tin Soldier" -- and promises not to be the last.

'Better Days Comin' was released in April through Frontiers Records. "Better Days Comin' fits well alongside the classic Winger discography," said Sleaze Roxx. "It's not an album full of filler, like so many bands have released over the last 15 years or so, instead all the songs are very well written and most could be successful singles. 2013 was the best year for hard rock and metal in a very long time, and Better Days Comin' continues that trend of great music being released by the legends from the '80s. It's a sign of great things to come, and proof that indeed, better days ARE coming for all of us hard rock and heavy metal fans!"

12 de set de 2014

Premiere\\ Slipknot - The Devil In I

Tracklist de ".5: The Gray Chapter"

XIX
Sarcastrophe
Aov
The Devil In I
Killpop
Skeptic
Lech
Goodbye
Nomadic
The One That Kills The Least
Custer
Be Prepared For Hell
The Negative One
If Rain Is What You Want
Override (bonus track)
The Burden (bonus track)

29 de ago de 2014

CIRCLE PIT \\ ASKING ALEXANDRIA: 'Moving On' Video Released

British metalcore act ASKING ALEXANDRIA just completed its most successful and high-profile tour yet as part of the main stage on the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival. The band's new music video for the track "Moving On" gives everyone a small glimpse into the musicians' lives on and off that stage. It's their most honest and unfiltered video offering to date.

26 de ago de 2014

Premiere\\ KILLER BE KILLED: 'Snakes Of Jehovah' Video Released

"Snakes Of Jehovah", the new video fromKILLER BE KILLED, the new band comprised of Max Cavalera (SOULFLY, ex-SEPULTURA), Greg Puciato (THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN), Troy Sanders (MASTODON) and Dave Elitch (ex-THE MARS VOLTA), can be seen below. The clip was shot by renowned director Thomas Mignone of Doom Inc. (SLIPKNOT, AVENGED SEVENFOLD, SYSTEM OF A DOWN, CRADLE OF FILTH, MUDVAYNE, SUICIDE SILENCE).

25 de ago de 2014

Premiere\\ LIMP BIZKIT: 'Endless Slaughter' Video Released

LIMP BIZKIT's new video for the song "Endless Slaughter" can be seen below. The clip was filmed during the band's recent European tour.

LIMP BIZKIT is putting the finishing touches on its new album, "Stampede Of The Disco Elephants", for a tentative late 2014 release. Frontman Fred Durst told TeamRock Radio about the musical direction of the CD: "It's a little crazier than usual. It's more off the wall, pretty outrageous. It's hard to explain, but I think this will be the one which changes the way we make music from here on out. The way 'Paul's Boutique' did for the BEASTIE BOYS."

20 de ago de 2014

Premiere\\ BUCKCHERRY: 'Say F**k It' Video Released

California rockers BUCKCHERRY have just released a new EP, simply titled "Fuck", via the band's newly established F Bomb imprint. A six-song EP that unapologetically rattles the speakers as much as it will the censors, the record features six balls-to-the-wall tracks that erupt with gritty riffs and sharp-tongued lyrics, including the radio single and riotous cover of Icona Pop's hit song "I Love It", which the band naturally cranks to 11 and renames "Say Fuck It".

15 de ago de 2014

Premiere\\ IN FLAMES: 'Through Oblivion' Video Premiere

"Through Oblivion", the new video from Swedish metallers IN FLAMES, can be seen below. The clip was once again helmed by Swedish director Patric Ullaeus of the Revolver Film Company AB, who has previously worked with HAMMERFALL, DIMMU BORGIR, EUROPE and LACUNA COIL, among many others.

14 de ago de 2014

Premiere\\ Sixx:A.M. Release "Gotta Get It Right" Video From Upcoming Album

The long-awaited third release from Sixx:A.M., entitled 'Modern Vintage', will be released on October 7th through Eleven Seven Music. Today the band -- comprised of Motley Crue bassist Nikki Sixx, vocalist James Michael and guitarist DJ Ashba -- debuted the first single and video from the album, "Gotta Get It Right".

Premiere\\ GODSMACK: '1000hp' Video Released

The official video for the title track of GODSMACK's new album, "1000hp" (One Thousand Horsepower), can be seen below. The CD sold around 58,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to land at position No. 3 on The Billboard 200 chart. The effort arrived in stores on August 5 via Republic.

8 de ago de 2014

CIRCLE PIT \\ MEMPHIS MAY FIRE's 'Beneath The Skin'

"Beneath The Skin", the new video from the Texas metalcore band MEMPHIS MAY FIRE, can be seen below. The song is taken from the group's "Unconditional", which sold 27,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to land at position No. 4 on The Billboard 200 chart. The CD arrived in stores on March 25 via Rise Records.

6 de ago de 2014

Premiere\\ SLIPKNOT: Official 'The Negative One' Video

The official video for the new SLIPKNOT song titled "The Negative One" can be seen below. The clip was directed by the band's co-founder, conceptualist and percussionist M. Shawn "Clown" Crahan. The track is expected to appear on the group's upcoming album, which is due out in October via Roadrunner.

Premiere\\ SIXX: A.M.'s 'Gotta Get It Right'

"Gotta Get It Right", the new video from SIXX: A.M., the band featuring MÖTLEY CRÜE bassist Nikki Sixx alongside guitarist DJ Ashba and vocalist James Michael, can be seen below. The clip was directed by Paul Brown in mid-June. The track, which is now available on iTunes, is taken from SIXX: A.M.'s third album, "Modern Vintage", due on October 7 via Eleven Seven Music.

Premiere\\ TRIPTYKON: 'Aurorae' Video Released

"Aurorae", the new video from TRIPTYKON — the occult/avant-garde metal project formed by former HELLHAMMER/CELTIC FROST singer, guitarist, and main songwriter Tom Gabriel Fischer (a.k.a. Tom Gabriel Warrior) — can be seen below. The clip was directed by Philipp Hirsch — who previously collaborated with TRIPTYKON on the group's highly acclaimed "Shatter" video — and was filmed earlier this year in Leipzig, Germany. As was the case with "Shatter", the "Aurorae" clip is based on concepts by Hirsch and Warrior.

CIRCLE PIT \\ PROTEST THE HERO's 'Mist'

Canadian tech-metal punk act PROTEST THE HERO has released the video for the track "Mist", from the band's fourth studio album, "Volition". Shot in the province of Newfoundland, "Mist" is an eight-and-a-half-minute mini-movie showcasing an area that contains some of the group's most dedicated fans. Newfoundland is not found on most band's tour itineraries, but repeated visits by PROTEST THE HERO has led to the building of one of the group's most raucous fan bases.

23 de jul de 2014

CIRCLE PIT \\ KORN Frontman Performs DURAN DURAN Cover With ASKING ALEXANDRIA

KORN frontman Jonathan Davis joined ASKING ALEXANDRIA on stage at the Gibson Brands AP Music Awards Monday night (July 21) at the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame And Museum in Cleveland, Ohio to perform a cover of DURAN DURAN's "Hungry Like The Wolf". Check out video footage of his appearance below.

In its inaugural year, the APMAs was hosted by six-time AP cover star Mark Hoppus (BLINK-182) and featured additional performances from A DAY TO REMEMBER, ALL TIME LOW, FALL OUT BOY, FALLING IN REVERSE, JOAN JETT & THE BLACKHEARTS, MACHINE GUN KELLY, MISFITS, SLEEPING WITH SIRENS, twenty one pilots and Brendon Urie of PANIC! AT THE DISCO.

Fifteen awards in total were handed out at the APMAs, including Album Of The Year, Artist Of The Year, Song of the Year, Best Guitarist, Best Drummer, Best Bassist, Best International Band, Best Vocalist, Artist Philanthropic Award and Most Dedicated Fans, along with an Icon Award honoring Joan Jett and a Vanguard Award honoring Billy Corgan.

22 de jul de 2014

CIRCLE PIT \\ I KILLED THE PROM QUEEN: 'Bright Enough' Video Released

"Bright Enough", the new video from the Australian metalcore outfit I KILLED THE PROM QUEEN, can be seen below. The song is taken from the band's first album in six years, "Beloved", which was released on February 18 in the U.S. via Epitaph Records.

By their own admission, I KILLED THE PROM QUEEN have endured a decidedly checkered past. Over the years the band saw multiple vocalist changes and other personnel exchanges, side-project sojourns and moonlighting in other bands, hiatuses and break-ups. Yet through it all, their musical output both live and on record has remained thoroughly inspired.

For several years, the band lay dormant, as members went on to play in other bands. In 2011, I KILLED THE PROM QUEEN reclaimed their sound, style, history, and legacy with an all-new lineup, and original member Jona Weinhofen, who spent time with BLEEDING THROUGH and BRING ME THE HORIZON. Joined by new screamer Jamie Hope (ex-RED SHORE), Shane O'Brien on drums (DEEZ NUTS), Kevin Cameron on guitar, Benjamin Coyte on bass, and of course, Jona bringing vocal choruses, guitar and keyboard to the mix.

I KILLED THE PROM QUEEN entered the studio in 2013 in Gothenburg, Sweden with Fredrik Nordström (BRING ME THE HORIZON, AT THE GATES, IN FLAMES, DIMMU BORGIR, ARCHITECTS) to record "Beloved".

"We've really extended ourselves," says Weinhofen. "But we've done it in a way where it's tasteful and it makes sense with the music. It's not like we’ve gone from sounding like a metalcore band to sounding like DIMMU BORGIR. It still sounds very much like PROM QUEEN."

17 de jul de 2014

CIRCLE PIT \\ TRIVIUM: 'Through Blood And Dirt And Bone' Video Released

"Through Blood And Dirt And Bone", the new video from Florida metallers TRIVIUM, can be seen below. The clip was filmed and directed by Luke Daley.

"Through Blood And Dirt And Bone" is taken from TRIVIUM's new album, "Vengeance Falls", which made Top 10 chart debuts in Japan, Australia, Germany and Austria as well as a Top 15 debut in Canada and a Top 25 debut in the United Kingdom. This marked the acclaimed metallers' second consecutive Top 15 debut in the U.S. and highest-career debuts around the globe — including a No. 2 debut in Japan.

"Vengeance Falls" sold 17,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release. The record — which was produced by David Draiman (DISTURBED, DEVICE) — arrived in stores on October 15, 2013 via Roadrunner.

11 de jul de 2014

Premiere\\ BLACK LABEL SOCIETY: 'Angel Of Mercy' Video Released

"Angel Of Mercy", the new video from BLACK LABEL SOCIETY, can be seen below. Directed by longtime collaborator Justin Reich of the Antimatter Studio, the clip depicts a stripped down version of the wall of sound that is widely associated with the band.

"Angel Of Mercy" is taken from BLACK LABEL SOCIETY's new studio album, "Catacombs Of The Black Vatican", which sold around 26,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 5 on The Billboard 200 chart.

Premiere\\ UNISONIC: 'Exceptional' Video Released

"Exceptional", the new video from UNISONIC — the band featuring former HELLOWEEN vocalist Michael Kiske and guitarist/vocalist Kai Hansen alongside guitarist Mandy Meyer (ASIA, GOTTHARD and KROKUS), bassist Dennis Ward and drummer Kosta Zafiriou (both of Germany's PINK CREAM 69) — can be seen below. The song is taken from UNISONIC's second album, "Light Of Dawn", which will be released on August 1 in Europe and August 12 in the U.S. via earMUSIC. The effort will be released in four different configurations:

* Standard CD featuring 12 tracks
* Deluxe digipak edition CD which contains 13 tracks
* Gatefold double vinyl (also featuring 13 tracks plus a download code)
* A strictly limited box set

3 de jul de 2014

CIRCLE PIT \\ SUICIDE SILENCE's 'You Can't Stop Me'

The video for the song "You Can't Stop Me", from California deathcore masters SUICIDE SILENCE can be seen below. The clip was directed by Nathan "Karma" Cox, who has previously worked with LINKIN PARK, BLACK VEIL BRIDES and MARILYN MANSON, among many others.

"You Can't Stop Me" is the title track of SUICIDE SILENCE's first album to feature new vocalist Hernan "Eddie" Hermida (ex-ALL SHALL PERISH) and their first since the tragic loss of singer Mitch Lucker. The CD will be released on July 11 in Europe (except in the U.K., where it will arrive on July 14) and July 15 in North America via Nuclear Blast Entertainment.

"You Can't Stop Me" was produced and mixed by Steve Evetts (SEPULTURA, THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN), who worked with the band not only on "The Black Crown", but also on some instrumental demos for the new CD just prior to Lucker's death in the fall of 2012.

27 de jun de 2014

Premiere\\ ACCEPT's 'Stampede'

"Stampede", the new video from German/American metallers ACCEPT, can be seen below. The song is taken from the band's new album, "Blind Rage", which will be released on August 15 (postponed from the previously announced July 18) via Nuclear Blast. Like its two predecessors, 2010's "Blood Of The Nations" and 2012's "Stalingrad", the new CD was helmed by British producer Andy Sneap, who has previously worked with MEGADETH, EXODUS, TESTAMENT, ARCH ENEMY and KILLSWITCH ENGAGE. The cover artwork was created by Daniel Goldsworthy.

"Blind Rage" standard version track listing:

01. Stampede
02. Dying Breed
03. Dark Side Of My Heart
04. Fall Of The Empire
05. Trail Of Tears
06. Wanna Be Free
07. 200 Years
08. Bloodbath Mastermind
09. From The Ashes We Rise
10. The Curse
11. Final Journey

The limited-edition digipak will include either a bonus DVD or Blu-ray disc. It features ACCEPT's complete April 12, 2013 concert at Teatro Caupolicán in Santiago, Chile during the "Stalingrad" tour.

Bonus DVD / Blu-ray disc track listing:

01. Intro
02. Hung, Drawn & Quartered
03. Hellfire
04. Restless & Wild
05. Losers & Winners
06. Stalingrad
07. Breaker
08. Bucket Full Of Hate
09. Monsterman
10. Shadow Soldier
11. Amamos La Vida
12. Guitar Solo Wolf
13. Neon Nights
14. Bulletproof
15. Aiming High
16. Princess Of The Dawn
17. Up To The Limit
18. No Shelter
19. Pandemic
20. Fast As A Shark
21. Metal Heart
22. Teutonic Terror
23. Balls To The Wall

A single, "Stampede", will precede the full-length album on July 11, available digitally and as a limited vinyl edition.

You can pre-order "Blind Rage" from the Nuclear Blast webshop.

ACCEPT will promote "Blind Rage" with a European headlining tour which will kick off on September 19 in Copenhagen, Denmark.

In a recent interview with Metal Assault, ACCEPT guitarist Wolf Hoffmann stated about the musical direction of "Blind Rage": "I think what we have here is really a collection of totally typical ACCEPT songs with the classic feel, and, of course, as always, there's an overriding theme of aggression and rage in all our music. I mean, otherwise it wouldn't be metal.

"People call our music at this point 'classic metal,' I believe, and we just fell in love with the title 'Blind Rage' and the artwork. Interestingly enough, we don't even have a song called 'Blind Rage'. We just have a collection of songs that to me all feel totally 100 percent classic ACCEPT."

Regarding the songwriting and recording process for "Blind Rage", Wolf said: "Andy is such a good partner now, we couldn't even imagine working without him on this album. He's such a natural fit and he did a great job on the last two albums. The only thing that we did way different this time from 'Stalingrad' is, we really took our time. 'Stalingrad' was really made almost in a rush, to be honest, because we had so many commitments right before we went to the studio to do the album and right after. Basically, by the time we started working on that album, we already knew when it had to be finished and what gigs we had booked. So that put us under enormous pressure, but this time, we really made sure it's right before it's ever released. We didn't work excessively long, we just took a little more time to make sure that we were in a little more comfortable place. These last few weeks we've just refined and tweaked little things that we normally wouldn't have the time to do."

Speaking to Metal Wani ACCEPT singer Mark Tornillo stated about what fans can expect to hear on "Blind Rage": "You can expect more of the same, but you can also expect, on this album, a little more diversity, I think. And the way I see it, some of the songs sound more classic than the stuff that we've done. I mean, there are songs, I think, when I hear the opening riff, I go, 'Wow! That could be on 'Balls To The Wall'.' So you're gonna get a few different… I mean, we're not searching for a direction at this point. We're writing to please ourselves and to please our fans… We're not changing horses in the middle of a stream. I mean, if something works for us, we're gonna stick with it. We're certainly not gonna change direction, but I think we're not afraid to step out a little bit. We're also not afraid to go back and be what the band was in the '80s, which is what we've really strived for."

On the topic of the vibe in ACCEPT during the songwriting process for "Blind Rage", compared to how it was for its two predecessors, 2010's "Blood Of The Nations" and 2012's "Stalingrad", Tornillo said: "The vibe is good. We're, I think, more relaxed at this point. 'Blood Of The Nations' was… We really had no idea where we were going at that point; we didn't even have a record deal when we wrote that record. We had no idea what was gonna happen and where it was gonna go, and we had a lot of time to do it. And then the response came, and we set the bar pretty darn high with that record. And then when we went back to do 'Stalingrad', we didn't have that luxury of time; they gave us a deadline, that they wanted the record by such and such a time, and it was a little more hectic. There was a lot more pressure than [there was on 'Blood Of The Nations']. Plus we had 'Blood Of The Nations' out there, and we had to try to top it, if possible, or at least try to get to where that record was. This one, we've had a little more time. This past year, all we did was festivals, which was nice, which gave us time to write on the road. And when we were done touring, we had a good three or four months to complete everything, which is a nice time frame."

25 de jun de 2014

Premiere\\ HELLYEAH: 'Moth' Lyric Video Available

The official lyric video for the HELLYEAH song "Moth" can be seen below. The track is taken from the band's fourth studio album, "Blood For Blood", which sold around 17,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to land at position No. 18 on The Billboard 200 chart. The record arrived in stores on June 10 via Eleven Seven.

HELLYEAH's third studio album, "Band Of Brothers", opened with 19,000 units back in July 2012 to debut at position No. 19 on The Billboard 200 chart.

The band's sophomore CD, "Stampede", registered a first-week tally of 28,000 copies back in July 2010 to enter the chart at No. 8.

HELLYEAH's self-titled debut CD premiered with 45,000 units in April 2007 to land at No. 9.

"Blood For Blood" was helmed by producer Kevin Churko at his The Hideout Recording Studio in Las Vegas, Nevada. Churko is the Canadian musician, sound engineer, songwriter and record producer who has previously worked with OZZY OSBOURNE, FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH and IN THIS MOMENT, among other acts.

On the cover artwork for "Blood For Blood", HELLYEAH vocalist Chad Gray collaborated with renowned tattoo artist Paul Booth. Booth has been tattooing for over twenty years, and in that time he has worked on many celebrities and rock bands, including SLAYER, SLIPKNOT, SEPULTURA, SOULFLY and LAMB OF GOD. Paul says of the "Blood For Blood" artwork: "The last project that Chad and I worked on together was the MUDVAYNE blacklight design. I had such a great time working on that art, when Chad called on me to design HELLYEAH's 'Blood For Blood', I jumped right into it as I knew it, too, would likely be a fun one. Chad always gives me the freedom to explore and interpret his ideas. It always makes for great collaboration. I look forward to seeing it all in print!"

"Blood For Blood" track listing:

01. Sangre Por Sangre (Blood For Blood)
02. Demons In The Dirt
03. Soul Killer
04. Moth
05. Cross To Bier (Cradle Of Bones)
06. DMF
07. Gift
08. Hush
09. Say When
10. Black December

HELLYEAH parted ways with guitarist Greg Tribbett and bassist Bob "Zilla" Kahaha before making the new album, with drummer Vinnie Paul Abbott saying that the split became necessary after HELLYEAH finished its last tour.

He explained, "We felt like we had really got some momentum and the fans were really into where we were going and what we were doing musically and we got into the studio about three weeks after that tour was over and it just really became obvious to us that Greg and Zilla, they weren't really in the same head space as us."

HELLYEAH has recruited new bassist Kyle Sanders, a former member of BLOODSIMPLE and the brother of MASTODON's Troy Sanders. Also in the current lineup is touring guitarist Christian Brady. who has previously played with MAGNA-FI and FRANKY PEREZ & THE TRUTH.

A press release describes "Blood For Blood" as a "welcome return to form" for the band, adding that it "sounds like a recharged HELLYEAH, taken up many notches."

18 de jun de 2014

Premiere\\ TESLA: 'So Divine…' Video Released

TESLA's video for the song "So Divine…" can be seen below. The track is taken form the band's new studio album, "Simplicity", which is likely to sell between 8,000 and 10,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release, according to industry web site Hits Daily Double. The estimate was based on one-day sales reports compiled after the record arrived in stores on June 10 via Tesla Electric Company Recording's arrangement with Entertainment One Music and distribution. The chart will be unveiled on Wednesday, June 18.

The Sacramento rockers are back with 14 new songs offering a ride of energy that doesn't come easy for a band of rookies much less a band whose been doing this for over 20 years. "Simplicity" is TESLA's seventh all-original studio album which follows a six-year creative break from the release of the previous album, "Forever More".

After a string of shows in the USA in 2013, the band went back into the studio in early 2014 and came out with a new album, which goes straight back to the TESLA roots. The bandmembers produced it themselves, as they did with "Into The Now", their successful comeback effort from 2004. Helped by the legendary Tom Zutaut, who was the man behind the best TESLA albums, this new CD rocks from start to finish, showing a variety of emotions where each song has its own twist — not sounding like another.

In a recent interview with NI Rocks, TESLA singer Jeff Keith stated about the band's approach while writing and recording the new album: "We wanted to keep it simple. With so much of today's technology, Pro Tools and all that stuff, it's very easy to overdo it and oversaturate the record, because there is an endless amount of tracks you can do and there are so many ways you can cheat and stuff. We like to make records that we can keep simple and reproduce live you know." He continued: "'Simplicity', we thought, was a great name for the record because we wanted to keep it simple and we're a simple blue-collar rock 'n' roll band. We always like to make records, like I said, that we can play live."

"Simplicity" track listing:

01. MP3
02. Ricochet
03. Rise And Fall
04. So Divine...
05. Cross My Heart
06. Honestly
07. Flip Side!
08. Other Than Me
09. Break Of Dawn
10. Burnout To Fade
11. Life Is A River
12. Sympathy
13. Time Bomb
14. 'Til That Day
15. Burnout To Fade (writing demo version) *

"Simplicity" was mixed by legendary producer Michael Wagener (SKID ROW, OZZY OSBOURNE, METALLICA, DOKKEN, ACCEPT, MÖTLEY CRÜE, WHITE LION, EXTREME, POISON, MEGADETH, OVERKILL, TESTAMENT).

* Bonus track

TESLA is:
Jeff Keith: Lead Vocals
Frank Hannon: Guitars, Vocals, Piano, Bass
Brian Wheat: Bass, Vocals, Piano
Troy Luccketta: Drums and Percussion
Dave Rude: Guitars, Vocals, Bass

Premiere\\ VANDENBERG'S MOONKINGS: 'Good Thing' Video Released

"Good Thing", the new video from VANDENBERG'S MOONKINGS, the Dutch rock band led by former VANDENBERG and WHITESNAKE guitarist Adrian Vandenberg, can be seen below.

VANDENBERG'S MOONKINGS' self-titled debut album was released on February 24 via Mascot Label Group.

"Vandenberg's Moonkings" is a sensational mix of blistering rock songs and powerful ballads from the Dutch guitar hero Adrian Vandenberg, and includes a newly recorded version of Vandenberg's ex-band WHITESNAKE's classic "Sailing Ships". Special guest David Coverdale adds his unique vocals to the equation, to complement Vandenberg's powerful riffs for a welcome moment of nostalgia.

Asked how Coverdale's guest appearance on "Vandenberg's Moonkings" came about, Adrian told Myglobalmind: "Well, David has been pushing me a lot over the last ten years to record a record. Finally, when I told him that I was working on one, David said that 'it would be an honor for me if I could sing a song on your album.' I replied that the honor would be completely mutual. David was then on the road for the whole year, so we didn't have the time to write a new song.

"I always wanted to do another version of [WHITESNAKE's] 'Sailing Ships', because I wrote the song and the music for it actually for my mom. She was always saying for me to write another acoustic song for the album. I originally intended it to be a little more understated than it ended up on the 'Slip Of The Tongue' album. I really thought that I could add something to it by making it a little bit more melancholic and more reflective. Bringing in real violins, which I had always pictured with it, so I made it a little slower. I thought it would be great to do a different version and also what I like about how it ends up on the album is that it is like a symbolic nod to my years with WHITESNAKE. I thought that it worked great, because if I had put like a new track somewhere in the middle of the album it would have been strange. David in the middle with a similar song."

Multi-talented Adrian Vandenberg — who has designed all of his album sleeves since his very first record with TEASER at the age of 22 — took care of the artwork for this record.

VANDENBERG'S MOONKINGS is:

Adrian Vandenberg (guitar)
Jan Hoving (vocals)
Sem Christoffel (bass)
Mart Nijen Es (drums)

CIRCLE PIT \\ WHITECHAPEL: 'Worship The Digital Age' Video

"Worship The Digital Age", the new video from Knoxville, Tennessee death metallers WHITECHAPEL, can be seen below. The song is taken from the band's latest album, "Our Endless War", which was issued on April 29 via Metal Blade. The CD sold around 16,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 10 on The Billboard 200 chart. A ruthlessly honed effort that refuses to compromise on brutality, it is also by far the band's most streamlined, atmospheric, and emotionally powerful release, pushing every aspect of their sound to the next level.

Having progressed with every record, on "Whitechapel" the band took a stylistic leap forward, garnering a whole army of new fans and greater critical respect in the process. This determination is immediately apparent. Having started to "seriously" write in February of 2013, the album was a year in the making, the band letting the writing develop organically while putting everything under a microscope, working harder on perfecting every song than they ever had before.

Famed for their three-guitar lineup, the band has always packed a crushing sonic punch, but on "Our Endless War", they take greater advantage of this than previously. Frequently, the seven-stringers build dramatic, incredibly heavy walls of thrilling noise through interweaving their parts, making for a sonic richness that pulls listeners even further into the songs. As with all of WHITECHAPEL's releases, the heaviness does not just stem from the music but Phil Bozeman's lyrics, showing characteristic diversity across the record's ten tracks.

"Our Endless War" track listing:

01. Rise
02. Our Endless War
03. The Saw Is The Law
04. Mono
05. Let Me Burn
06. Worship The Digital Age
07. How Times Have Changed
08. Psychopathy
09. Blacked Out
10. Diggs Road

16 de jun de 2014

Premiere\\ IN FLAMES Filming 'Rusted Nail' Video

"Rusted Nail" is taken from IN FLAMES' eleventh album, "Siren Charms", which will be released in the U.S. on September 9 via Sony/RED. The CD was recorded at Hansa Tonstudios (DAVID BOWIE, DEPECHE MODE, U2) in Berlin, Germany. The cover artwork was created by Blake Armstrong of Space Boy Comics and can be seen below.

13 de jun de 2014

CIRCLE PIT \\ SUICIDE SILENCE: 'Don't Die' Lyric Video Released

California deathcore masters SUICIDE SILENCE will release "You Can't Stop Me", their first album to feature new vocalist Hernan "Eddie" Hermida (ex-ALL SHALL PERISH) and their first since the tragic loss of singer Mitch Lucker, on July 11 in Europe (except in the U.K., where it will arrive on July 14) and July 15 in North America via Nuclear Blast Entertainment.

"You Can't Stop Me" was produced and mixed by Steve Evetts (SEPULTURA, THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN), who worked with the band not only on "The Black Crown", but also on some instrumental demos for the new CD just prior to Lucker's death in the fall of 2012.

11 de jun de 2014

Premiere\\ Mastodon - High Road

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29 de mai de 2014

Traduza\\ CRUCIFIED BARBARA: 'To Kill A Man' Video Released

"To Kill A Man", the new video from the Swedish all-girl hard rock quartet CRUCIFIED BARBARA, can be seen below. The track is taken from the band's fourth studio album, "In The Red", which will be released on August 20 via Despotz Records.

"We and many of us feel a huge impotence and rage when we hear and read about men who systematically abuse and rape women," commented the band. "This type of crime is something that happens every day, everywhere.

"Of anger, we create music. Heavy substances and harsh riffs became the song 'To Kill A Man', a really heavy song in a double sense."

"In The Red" was recorded at Music A Matic studio in Gothenburg with producer Chips Kiesby and engineer Henryk Lip, and is the follow-up to 2012's "The Midnight Chase".

Formed in Stockholm in 1998 by bassist Ida Evileye (now-wife of MESHUGGAH drummer Tomas Haake) and Force, CRUCIFIED BARBARA plays a fiery brand of rock 'n' roll tinged with metal and lashings of punk, pop, thrash, and whatever else dares to cross their path. Ida Evileye dominates her trusty Sandberg bass, Force rocks steady on her '76 Gibson Explorer, Coldheart belts out her unapologetic vocals while riffing all over her Gibson Gothic Flying V, and Nicki Wicked pounds on her hot pink sparkle Yamaha Maple drum kit until you're splayed across the floor with a bull's-eye knock-out punch that'll make you spit your teeth out. Now you know what happens when MOTÖRHEAD mates with THE RUNAWAYS.

Traduza\\ METALLICA Performs 'Frayed Ends Of Sanity' Live For First Time Ever; Video Available

METALLICA played the "…And Justice For All" song "Frayed Ends Of Sanity" live in its entirety for the first time earlier tonight (Wednesday, May 28) at the Sonisphere festival in Helsinki, Finland. Fan-filmed video footage of the performance can be seen below.

METALLICA's setlist for the Helsinki concert:

01. Battery
02. Master Of Puppets
03. Welcome Home (Sanitarium)
04. Ride The Lightning
05. The Unforgiven
06. Lords Of Summer
07. ...And Justice For All
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

Encore:

16. The Frayed Ends Of Sanity 17. Whiskey In The Jar 18. Seek & Destroy

For years, METALLICA had teased "Frayed Ends Of Sanity" in a variety of ways throughout the set, but quickly abandoned it, veering sharply into something else.

METALLICA bassist Robert Trujillo told CraveOnline.com last year that "Frayed Ends Of Sanity" was band's "the most challenging" song to learn on bass.

"We're going to have sit down and spin that one around for an hour or two," METALLICA drummer Lars Ulrich told the Delaware County Daily Times earlier in the month of "Frayed", which, prior to tonight, had remained the only song over nine albums that the band had never performed live in its entirety. "We carry a rehearsal room with us wherever we go. Give us an hour and we can learn any song in our catalog. We like to make the setlist real wacky and change it up as much as possible, but in 2014 the fans are picking the songs."

METALLICA recently completed a South American tour where the band played a nearly all-request set, with 17 songs chosen online by fans prior to each gig and the last slot filled by the new track "Lords Of Summer".

That song is also featured in the setlist for the band's European festival run, on which it is repeating the "by request" format.

"It certainly gives me butterflies in the stomach in a good way, and I think it should be a lot of fun for the fans," Ulrich said after announcing "Metallica By Request" last year. "This at least puts a stop to the whining about the set list because it's basically the fans that are picking it."

METALLICA's "by request" show in South America featured such non-rarities as "Master Of Puppets", "Welcome Home (Sanitarium)", "Battery", "Fade To Black", "One" and "Enter Sandman".

"To be totally honest with you, sometimes I wish they would vote on some of the really obscure songs. We love playing crazy stuff," Ulrich told Delaware County Daily Times.

METALLICA spent some time this spring working on material for the follow-up to 2008's "Death Magnetic", but the band's 10th studio album is not expected out until 2015.

26 de mai de 2014

LYRIC Videos \\ UNISONIC: 'For The Kingdom' Lyric Video Released

UNISONIC, the band featuring former HELLOWEEN vocalist Michael Kiske and guitarist/vocalist Kai Hansen alongside guitarist Mandy Meyer (ASIA, GOTTHARD and KROKUS), bassist Dennis Ward and drummer Kosta Zafiriou (both of Germany's PINK CREAM 69), will release a new EP, "For The Kingdom", on May 23 via earMUSIC/Edel. Produced by Ward, the EP contains the fast album track "For The Kingdom", the exclusive song "You Come Undone" (only available on this release) plus four previously unreleased live cuts: "Unisonic", "Never Too Late", "Star Rider" and "Souls Alive", all recorded at the 2012 edition of the Masters Of Rock festival in Czech Republic. The EP cover artwork was created by graphic artist Martin Hausler, who previously worked with UNISONIC on the band's debut album cover design.

"For The Kingdom" will be available on CD, strictly limited 12-inch vinyl and as a digital download.

The track listing is as follows:

01. For The Kingdom
02. You Come Undone (EP exclusive track)
03. Unisonic (live 2012; EP exclusive track)
04. Never Too Late (live 2012; EP exclusive track)
05. Star Rider (live 2012; EP exclusive track)
06. Souls Alive (live 2012; EP exclusive track)

The official lyric video for the song "For The Kingdom" can be seen below.

UNISONIC's self-titled debut studio album was released in North America on May 22, 2012 via Eagle Rock imprint Armoury Records.

"Unisonic" was recorded at ICP Studios in Brussels, Belgium. The CD — which features 11 tracks, plus a bonus live version of HELLOWEEN classic "I Want Out", only available on the domestic edition, and cover art by Martin Häusler (MEAT LOAF, GOTTHARD, HELLOWEEN, MOTÖRHEAD) — marked the first full-length musical union between Kiske and Hansen in 23 years.

UNISONIC released its debut EP, "Ignition" on January 27, 2012 via earMUSIC/Edel. The effort included the track "Unisonic" plus one demo song and a cover version of the HELLOWEEN classic "I Want Out", recorded live on October 15, 2011 at the Loud Park festival at Saitama Super Arena, a multi-purpose indoor arena located in Saitama City, Japan.

Hansen's position in GAMMA RAY is unaffected by his involvement with UNISONIC.

20 de mai de 2014

Premiere\\ The Last Vegas Debut "You And Me" Video

Chicago's The Last Vegas recently released their highly anticipated fifth studio album 'Sweet Salvation' and have posted the album's latest music video for the single "You And Me".

'Sweet Salvation', the follow-up to 2012's hugely successful 'Bad Decisions' and 2009's Sleaze Roxx chart topping 'Whatever Gets You Off', was released on May 12th in Europe and May 13th in North America via The ILS Group. The album was recorded at the end of 2013 in Los Angeles, California by renowned producer and engineer Roy Z.

The Last Vegas funded the recording of 'Sweet Salvation' through a successful crowdsourcing campaign at www.pledgemusic.com/projects/thelastvegas. "We have a lot more stuff for you to check out as well while you wait for the album," said the band to fans that donated towards their campaign. "A first look at our new music video for the next single "You And Me", access to see some more album artwork and a listen of a song clip from the new album. We also have some new products to get your hands on, both a limited pressing of Bad Decisions on transparent red vinyl and a limited pressing of Sweet Salvation on yellow vinyl. Both will be signed by the band and only available in the Pledge Music store for pre-order."

Having recently played alongside Guns N' Roses, Nikki Sixx, Theory Of A Deadman and Hinder, the band will be visiting UK, Germany, Austria, Hungary, Denmark, The Netherlands and Belgium through May and June in support of the new album. A video for the album's lead single, "Come With Me", was released last year and a free download of the track is being offered at www.facebook.com/thelastvegas.

16 de mai de 2014

CIRCLE PIT \\ THE AMITY AFFLICTION: 'Don't Lean On Me' Video Released

The official video for the song "Don't Lean On Me" from Australian metalcore masters THE AMITY AFFLICTION can be seen below. The track is taken from the band's new album. "Let The Ocean Take Me", which will be released on June 10 via Roadrunner.

Named one of 2014's "most anticipated" albums by Alternative Press, "Let The Ocean Take Me" is available now for pre-order on the iTunes Store, with all pre-orders receiving an instant download of the album's powerful first single, "Pittsburgh". In addition, the "Pittsburgh" companion video can be seen below.

Known worldwide for its incendiary live performances, THE AMITY AFFLICTION is currently blowing up stages across North America as part of BLESSTHEFALL's "The Hollow Bodies Tour". The multi-artist trek — which also features, among others, fellow Roadrunner recording group HEARTIST — continues through mid-May. Additional North American live dates will be unveiled soon.

Urgent, aggressive, and remarkably cathartic, "Let The Ocean Take Me" is THE AMITY AFFLICTION at its most vital best. Recorded by producer Will Putney (WINDS OF PLAGUE, UPON A BURNING BODY) at guitarist Troy Brady's Evergreen Studios in Brisbane, the album pushes the band's signature post-hardcore approach to new heights of richness and diversity, providing the consummate aural partner to vocalist Joel Birch's increasingly more potent lyricism. Inspired in part by a near-death experience suffered during last year's Vans Warped Tour, songs like "Don't Lean On Me" and "FML" are fueled by desperate emotion and intense anxiety but achieve extraordinary transcendence through radical honesty and raw power.

"(The album) is about really trying to find a positive in my life again," Birch says. "Writing these songs was a very cathartic process, but I'm terrified of people listening to them and reading these lyrics because they'll know exactly what I'm thinking. I'm hiding nothing."

Premiere\\ RIVAL SONS: 'Open My Eyes' Video Released

"Open My Eyes", the new video from Long Beach, California's RIVAL SONS, can be seen below. The song is taken from the band's forthcoming album, "Great Western Valkyrie", which will be released on June 10 in the USA (one day earlier internationally). The CD was recorded with producer Dave Cobb at LCS Studios in Nashville, Tennessee.

"Open My Eyes" is available immediately for everyone who pre-orders the album on iTunes, along with a previously released song, "Electric Man".

The iTunes version of the album also includes five exclusive bonus tracks which are available only to those who pre-order the album, and will not be available after release date.

The "Open My Eyes" song and commentary are available below.

Comments RIVAL SONS frontman Jay Buchanan: "Every time we set out to make a record, the experience ends up being some of the old and some of the new. Same studio, same town, same on-spot writing/recording process with the same guys. Actually, not the same guys; we have a new bass player in Dave Beste, and we had my buddy Ikey Owens (THE MARS VOLTA, JACK WHITE) throw down some craziness on keys while he was in town.

"I'd like to think we became a little bit more of ourselves making this record and that the selection of influences has broadened a bit. I thoroughly enjoyed watching Miley during the recording; I believe his playing on this record is his most lyrical and musical yet and that's probably a direct reflection of Beste's fresh blood in the mix.

"Speaking of Beste, whoa. Thunder from his hands all over this album.

"I think Scott really expanded his approach in these songs and you can definitely hear it in the moodier tracks, while on the hot tracks you can hear him forcing his aviary of Firebirds to drink moonshine. Dangerous.

"There are some serious house burners on 'Great Western Valkyrie' but there are also a couple where thesis dictated more subtlety from the arrangement.

"My performance? I think it's more of the same on my end, but Cobb did tell me that my finest performances were given in these sessions, but what the fuck does he know?

"They say the truth is in the taste — I'd say this record is the filthy magazine hidden in the hymnal."

15 de mai de 2014

Premiere\\ Sepultura: "Da Lama ao Caos

Sepultura - Com a versão de Da Lama ao Caos, a banda de heavy metal volta a flertar com a música brasileira.

Inscreva-se no canal oficial http://bit.ly/1ir1f0Z

Vídeo Clipe: Da Lama ao Caos
Sepultura - álbum: The mediator between head and hands must be the heart.

FICHA TÉCNICA

Produção
OKENT FILMS
www.okentfilms.com

Co-Produção
MOVIE&ART
www.movieart.com.br

Pós-Produção (FX) e Finalização
BITT ANIMATION
www.bittanimation.com

Direção: Rafael Kent
Produção: Tânia Assumpção e Tiago Kiss
Ass. Direção: Nelson Jiménez
Ass. Produção: Thiago Gomes
Direção de Fotografia: Moira Soares
Câmera: Moira Soares, Nelson Jiménez e Rafael Kent
Make: Samara Rolim
Atores: Daurivia Brito e José Arruda
Elétrica: Cícero Barbosa
Roadie: Kleber Paixão
Edição: Nelson Jiménez e Rafael Kent
Roteiro: Rafael Kent

CIRCLE PIT \\ CARNIFEX: 'Die Without Hope' Video Released

The video for "Die Without Hope", the title track of the latest album from the San Diego death metal outfit CARNIFEX, can be seen below.

"Die Without Hope" sold 3,600 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 98 on The Billboard 200 chart. Released on March 7 (Europe) and March 4 (North America) via Nuclear Blast, the CD was recorded at Audiohammer Studios in Sanford, Florida and produced by Mark Lewis (ARSIS, THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER, WHITECHAPEL, DEVILDRIVER, DEICIDE, SIX FEET UNDER). Cover art for the album was created by renowned artist and longtime collaborator Godmachine.

"Die Without Hope" contains 10 tracks and over 35 minutes of crushing metal. Vocalist Scott Lewis states, "'Die Without Hope' is CARNIFEX at our very best. This is an album over two years in the making. We pushed ourselves every step of the process to include new elements never before heard on any previous CARNIFEX album."

"Die Without Hope" track listing:

01. Salvation Is Dead
02. Dark Days
03. Condemned To Decay
04. Die Without Hope
05. Hatred And Slaughter
06. Dragged Into The Grave
07. Rotten Souls
08. Last Words
09. Reflection Of The Forgotten
10. Where The Light Dies

CARNIFEX's Nuclear Blast Records debut also introduces new lead guitarist and longtime friend of the band, Jordan Lockrey.

CARNIFEX is:

Scott Lewis - Vocals
Shawn Cameron - Drums
Jordan Lockrey - Guitar
Cory Arford - Guitar
Fred Calderon - Bass

CIRCLE PIT \\ WHITECHAPEL: 'Our Endless War' Video Released

The official video for "Our Endless War", the title track of the fifth full-length album from Knoxville, Tennessee metallers WHITECHAPEL, can be seen below. The clip features livee performance footage directed by Naughty Mantis.

"Our Endless War" was issued on April 29 via Metal Blade. The CD sold around 16,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 10 on The Billboard 200 chart. A ruthlessly honed effort that refuses to compromise on brutality, it is also by far the band's most streamlined, atmospheric, and emotionally powerful release, pushing every aspect of their sound to the next level.

"In typical WHITECHAPEL fashion, this CD takes the sound we have been developing over the past 8 years of our career and pushes it to new levels," says guitarist Alex Wade.

"We want each record we release to sound different, and this one is no exception.

"With dashes of every record we have done so far mixed with the intensity of a new sound, this record is sure to please fans of WHITECHAPEL, old and new."

Having progressed with every record, on "Whitechapel" the band took a stylistic leap forward, garnering a whole army of new fans and greater critical respect in the process. This determination is immediately apparent. Having started to "seriously" write in February of 2013, the album was a year in the making, the band letting the writing develop organically while putting everything under a microscope, working harder on perfecting every song than they ever had before.

Famed for their three-guitar lineup, the band has always packed a crushing sonic punch, but on "Our Endless War", they take greater advantage of this than previously. Frequently, the seven-stringers build dramatic, incredibly heavy walls of thrilling noise through interweaving their parts, making for a sonic richness that pulls listeners even further into the songs. As with all of WHITECHAPEL's releases, the heaviness does not just stem from the music but Phil Bozeman's lyrics, showing characteristic diversity across the record's ten tracks.

When it came to tracking the album the band considered no one beyond Mark Lewis, who helmed "Whitechapel".

"Making the self-titled record went so well, we loved the way it came out, our label loved the way it came out, and our fans kept telling us that it was our best sounding record so it would have been stupid not to work with him again!" laughs Wade. For the artwork, the band turned again to Aaron Marsh, who supplied "Whitechapel" with its stark, arresting imagery, but again they wanted to push things to the next level.

"With the sound maturing, we felt like the artwork needed to reflect that," says Wade. "We also introduced a new logo — our old logo is classic WHITECHAPEL, and that's not something we plan on getting rid of, but as the band grows and changes we felt like we needed the logo to represent the maturity of this new WHITECHAPEL."

"Our Endless War" track listing:

01. Rise
02. Our Endless War
03. The Saw is the Law
04. Mono
05. Let Me Burn
06. Worship the Digital Age
07. How Times Have Changed
08. Psychopathy
09. Blacked Out
10. Diggs Road

14 de mai de 2014

Premiere\\ DOWN's 'We Knew Him Well'

DOWN's official video for the song "We Knew Him Well" can be seen below. The clip, which features the band tearing up the track in close quarters, was directed by JM Stelly and produced by Chris Trainor for LabProductions. Stelly previously worked with TO KILL A PARTY and Jason Martin while Trainor has collaborated with GWAR, PHILIP H. ANSELMO & THE ILLEGALS, Discovery's "Sons Of Guns", and is the producer of Housecore TV.

"We Knew Him Well" is taken from DOWN's new EP, "Down IV - Part Two", which is being released today (Tuesday, May 13) via Down Records/ADA Music. Tracked at Nodferatu's Lair — iconic vocalist Philip H. Anselmo's home studio — and produced by Michael Thompson, Anselmo and DOWN, the new EP is the eagerly anticipated sequel to "Down IV - Part One". The new offering from DOWN is packed with the quintet's signature gargantuan riffs, swamp blues leads, crashing drums and hypnotic howls, upholding a certain tradition that countless fans celebrate, expanding their own musical mythos as they leave its pillars intact and untouched.

In support of the upcoming record, DOWN is taking its renowned live show on the road this spring, joining BLACK LABEL SOCIETY and DEVIL YOU KNOW on a North American tour. The tour, which also includes DOWN headlining shows and festival appearances, began at Iron City in Birmingham, Alabama on May 2, and will end at Rocklahoma in Pryor, Oklahoma on May 25. The run also includes an appearance on May 24 at Emo's in Austin at the "Rock the Heart" concert, a benefit for the late Mike Scaccia's (RIGOR MORTIS, MINISTRY) "Heart Rock" foundation, with the goal of raising awareness about heart disease.

When Anselmo, Pepper Keenan, Jimmy Bower, Pat Bruders, and Bobby Landgraf retreated to Nodferatu's Lair at Anselmo's Lousiana home in the fall of 2013, things had changed a bit. For the first time in the band's storied career, Kirk Windstein wouldn't be handling guitar duties alongside Keenan. Instead, longtime "family" member, stage manager, and HONKY guitarist Landgraf took the reins.

"He was immediately at home," affirms Anselmo. "Bobby had always been that guy in case of anything. Knowing his personality, he really locked in with what we do and took it to heart. He made himself belong. Honestly, the first day he came down he contributed a very strong riff to a key song. There's that Southern element, which is imperative. I also catch a real old heavy metal vibe from this record. I can't stress this enough. He took it all on, and he did a fucking awesome job."

Keenan adds, "Even with the lineup differences, it's interesting how the songs still sound very DOWN. Bobby and I have always locked in. It's not just physically either, but mentally as well. We see eye-to-eye, and he's been watching for a long time."

"It was a big deal for me," beams Landgraf. "I drove ten hours up from Texas that first day, cracked a beer, and plugged in. We jumped right into the room, and I played this part. They all smiled. That was the moment for me. I'm a longtime fan, and I knew we were friends, but being a part of the writing and working towards something together was just incredible. As a guitar player, one of my goals was to be in a group like this. I want to make everyone proud."

The fans will undoubtedly take pride in this collection as well. Making good on DOWN's promise of a series of EPs, the second installment sees a pronounced progression amongst the individuals themselves as well.

"We wanted to back up our word as far as releasing these EPs," Anselmo goes on. "Everybody was fixated on that. This is the shortest period of time between our releases, and every one stepped it up and upped his game. Keenan, Bower, Bruders and Landgraf all contributed some excellent riffs. Having all of this fresh input makes for a different listen and a new perspective on what DOWN should and does sound like. All of that yields a unique record off the bat."

For the future, DOWN's sights are set on endless touring. Landgraf made his formal stage debut when the band headlined Anselmo's first annual Housecore Horror Film Festival in front of a packed audience of the faithful in October 2013. Now, it's just about bringing that inimitable sound everywhere possible.

"Down IV - Part Two" track listing:

01. Steeple
02. We Knew Him Well
03. Hogshead/Dogshead
04. Conjure
05. Sufferer's Years
06. Bacchanalia

13 de mai de 2014

Premiere\\ THE WINERY DOGS: 'I'm No Angel' Video Premiere

"I'm No Angel" , the new video from THE WINERY DOGS — the power trio featuring drummer Mike Portnoy (DREAM THEATER, AVENGED SEVENFOLD, ADRENALINE MOB), legendary bassist Billy Sheehan (MR. BIG, TALAS, DAVID LEE ROTH) and guitarist/vocalist Richie Kotzen (MR. BIG, POISON) — can be seen below. The song is taken from the band's self-titled debut album, which sold around 10,200 copies in the United States in its first week of release to land at position No. 27 on The Billboard 200 chart. Released in North America on July 23, 2013 via Loud & Proud Records and in Japan on May 15, 2013 via Victor Entertainment, the CD was mixed by Jay Ruston, who has previously worked with ANTHRAX, ADRENALINE MOB, STONE SOUR and STEEL PANTHER.

THE WINERY DOGS released two new special versions of its self-titled debut album on April 15. "The Winery Dogs Special Edition" consists of two-CDs. Disc 1 is the standard album and Disc 2 is entitled "Unleashed In Japan 2013", featuring 10 songs recorded live in Japan during the band's July 2013 tour, including "Criminal", a track previously unavailable in the U.S., along with a 16-page booklet of live photos and lyrics. A deluxe package for die-hard fans was released simultaneously. "Dog Treats: The Winery Dogs Deluxe Special Edition" is sold in a box resembling a box of dog treats, and includes the "Special Edition" collection of music, a DVD featuring four music videos and interview footage, demos from the original recording sessions, a "studio diary" written by Mike Portnoy, as well as some unique merchandise unavailable elsewhere.

"Bands like [LED] ZEPPELIN and THE WHO, THE [ROLLING] STONES, and THE BEATLES, CREAM, and [Jimi] Hendrix. I mean, I grew up with that stuff," Portnoy told Voice Of America. "And, although I've been able to pay tribute to it throughout my career with tribute bands and things like that, I've never been in an all-original band that was kind of playing classic rock power trio stuff. That's how I describe this band: just a straight-up rock band."

Regarding the songwriting process for THE WINERY DOGS' album, Portnoy said: "In all cases, the music was the very first element and from there, Richie would start melodies on top of it. Sometimes the final lyrics were there, coming up on the spot, and other times he would take the melodies and write lyrics later. There were a couple of examples of Richie having something and bringing it in. In those cases, like 'Damaged' and 'Regret', we just left them. Because in those two particular cases, the songs were great as they were."

Portnoy was full of praise for his THE WINERY DOGS bandmates, telling Voice Of America: "Billy Sheehan is my favorite bass player on earth and he has been for almost 30 years now. So to work with him and make music with him for me is an honor. And Richie is someone I have the utmost respect for as an artist. I mean, he is just so underappreciated, not only as a guitarist, but as a singer and a writer as well. I think for me, the most exciting aspect of this band is for people to discover Richie that aren't aware of what a musical genius he is."

12 de mai de 2014

CIRCLE PIT \\ MASTIC SCUM: 'Cause & Effect' Video Released

"Cause & Effect", the new video from Austrian extreme metallers MASTIC SCUM, can be seen below. The song is taken from the band's fifth album, "CTRL", which was released on December 6, 2013 via Massacre Records. The CD contains 11 tracks, including a re-recorded along from the band's 1994 demo. The effort was mixed at Metalforge Studio by Mike Kronstorfer. The artwork was designed by Isisdesignstudio.

Says the band: "The concept of the album depicts a futuristic vision of the technological evolution and development of society — the need to control and the inevitable collapse of a system!"

"CTRL" track listing:

01. Controlled Collapse
02. Dehumanized
03. Cause & Effect
04. Brute-Force-Methode
05. D1s3mb0d1m3nt
06. Rebornation
07. Perceptive Illusion
08. Hyper-Detection 2.0
09. Create/Negate
10. The Vortex Within
11. Resurrection

MASTIC SCUM's previous album, "Dust", was released on November 13, 2009 via Twilight Distribution.

The band in 2009 parted ways with vocalist Will due to "musical differences" and replaced him with Maggo Wenzel (INZEST, TRISTWOOD, WATCH ME BLEED).

6 de mai de 2014

Premiere\\ Michael Sweet featuring Electra Mustaine - "Heart Of Gold"

On the eve of Michael Sweet's new solo album 'I'm Not Your Suicide' and book 'Honestly: My Life And Stryper Revealed', the Stryper frontman has released a video for "Heart Of Gold". The cover version of the Neil Young classic features Sweet doing a duet with Dave Mustaine's daughter Electra.

With the upcoming and long-overdue solo album, Sweet is finally delivering the project fans have been patiently waiting for. Self-produced, 'I'm Not Your Suicide' includes special appearances by Tony Harnell (TNT), Kevin Max (dcTalk, Audio Adrenaline), Chris Jericho (Fozzy), Doug Aldrich (Whitesnake), Electra Mustaine (daughter of Megadeth frontman Dave Mustaine) and Stryper bandmates Robert Sweet and Timothy Gaines. Legendary drummer Kenny Aronoff played on the record as well.

Sweet is best known as the singer, guitarist, songwriter and producer for Christian rock pioneers Stryper, selling over 10 million albums worldwide. In addition to Stryper, Sweet has had a successful solo career, and he served as the guitarist and co-vocalist for the legendary classic rock band Boston from 2007 to 2011. The future remains bright for a man who has endured heartbreaking tribulations throughout his life and career, including the 2009 passing of his wife of more than 22 years, Kyle. In 2010, Sweet remarried to Lisa Champagne-Sweet, a woman he describes as, "a Godsend and the one who fits perfectly by my side." Sweet continues to record and tour with Stryper, as well as touring and recording as a solo artist.

30 de abr de 2014

Premiere\\ NIGHT RANGER: 'High Road' Video Released

Iconic rockers NIGHT RANGER will release their new studio album, "High Road", on June 10 in North America via Frontiers Records. Produced by the bandmembers themselves, the effort will be available in two formats — a standard CD version and a deluxe version which includes two bonus tracks and a DVD featuring a background look at the making of the album along with video clips.

The official video for the "High Road" title track can be seen below.

The cover art for "High Road" incorporates elements of the artwork from the band's previous releases and can be seen below.

Of the new album, NIGHT RANGER bassist/songwriter Jack Blades commented: "It's almost summer and a great time to take a trip down the 'High Road'!

"Our new record features classic NIGHT RANGER feel-good, high-energy kick-ass rock 'n' roll. We can't wait for our fans to hear." Drummer/singer Kelly Keagy added, "We're so proud of this new record and excited to get back on the road to bring the new music to our fans."

NIGHT RANGER's legendary hits "Sister Christian", "(You Can Still) Rock In America" and "Don't Tell Me You Love Me" are songs that have each significantly impacted popular culture and expanded their ever-growing fanbase since the band's inception thirty years ago. Over the years, the band's music has made notable contributions to and been featured in many different areas of media and popular culture.

NIGHT RANGER's songs can be heard in the Rock Band and Guitar Hero video games; "Rock Of Ages" hit Broadway musical and film; the Oscar-nominated film "Boogie Nights"; Fox's hit TV show "American Dad"; JBL's "Hear The Truth" campaign; and many more.

To date, NIGHT RANGER has sold 17 million units worldwide and boasts several platinum- and gold-certified albums.

NIGHT RANGER is Jack Blades (bass guitar, vocals), Kelly Keagy (drums, vocals), Brad Gillis (lead and rhythm guitars), Joel Hoekstra (lead and rhythm guitars) and Eric Levy (keyboards).

"High Road" track listing:

01. High Road
02. Knock Knock Never Stop
03. Rollin' On
04. Don't Live Here Any More
05. I'm Coming Home
06. X Generation
07. Only For You Only
08. Hang On
09. St. Bartholomew
10. Brothers
11. L.A. No Name
12. The Mountain Song *

* Only available on deluxe edition

Premiere\\ ARCH ENEMY: 'As The Pages Burn' Lyric Video

The official lyric video for the song "As The Pages Burn" from Swedish / American / Canadian metallers ARCH ENEMY can be seen below. The track is taken from the band's ninth studio album, "War Eternal", which will be released in North America on June 10 via Century Media Records.

"War Eternal" will introduce a new member to ARCH ENEMY's ranks: Alissa White-Gluz, former vocalist of Canadian extreme metallers THE AGONIST. Angela Gossow, who joined ARCH ENEMY in 2000 and made her debut on the now classic "Wages Of Sin" (2001), has stepped down as frontwoman and will focus on management, while Alissa takes her place.

Says ARCH ENEMY chief songwriter and guitarist Michael Amott: "'As The Pages Burn' almost goes back to the style of writing that I had in the late '90s. It's very old-school ARCH ENEMY with an almost SLAYER vibe in the intro/verse and a huge melodic chorus. A bit like 'The Immortal' and other ARCH ENEMY classics of that time. The middle section is very classical music-inspired — a twin-guitar part that is a lot fun to play.

"Alissa wrote the lyrics for the song.

"This song is an example of what I love about collaborating — in the songwriting, I'm giving her the instrumental, and she comes from a different background, and the two different approaches merge together to form a very interesting result that blew my mind. It's one of my favorite tracks on the album."

Adds Alissa White-Gluz: "'As The Pages Burn' is also one of my favorite songs. I think it's going to be a very fun song to perform live.

"I really like fast-paced, energetic songs. A lot of the lyrics on the album are coming straight from my brain during sleepless nights.

"I often wake up in the middle of the night from horrible nightmares and just start writing songs. For whatever reason, I like the lyrics that I get that way; they feel real and uncensored.

"This song is one that I wrote at 4 a.m. in the dark, half asleep. In the morning I woke up and thought, 'This is cool, I'm going to use this, and I know just the music to put it to.' The musical dynamics in the song are very satisfying to sing to as well. I hope you like it!"

"War Eternal" track listing:

01. Tempore Nihil Sanat (Prelude In F Minor)
02. Never Forgive, Never Forget
03. War Eternal
04. As The Pages Burn
05. No More Regrets
06. You Will Know My Name
07. Graveyard Of Dreams
08. Stolen Life
09. Time Is Black
10. On And On
11. Avalanche
12. Down To Nothing
13. Not Long For This World

The cover artwork was created by Costin Chioreanu and can be seen below.

The "War Eternal" video was directed by Patric Ullaeus of Revolver Film Company, who has previously worked with DIMMU BORGIR, LACUNA COIL, IN FLAMES, SONIC SYNDICATE and KAMELOT, among others.

Alissa White-Gluz previously stated about her addition to the ARCH ENEMY lineup: "I am very honored and happy to announce a new chapter in my life and musical career beginning now; I have joined forces with one of my all-time favourite and globally respected bands, ARCH ENEMY. 'Wages Of Sin' was the first metal album I ever bought, and it was love at first listen.

"It is not often that you get a phone call from your favorite band asking you to join! I am thrilled to have the opportunity to work with such amazingly talented musicians whom I also consider great friends. I look forward to being able to write and perform at a whole new level now with ARCH ENEMY! Music is forever, metal is limitless and this is only the beginning!"

"War Eternal" was mixed by Jens Bogren (OPETH, PARADISE LOST, KREATOR) at Fascination Street in Örebro, Sweden.

ARCH ENEMY will debut new material on a short eastern European tour before the album is released; this trek will then be followed by an extensive run of European summer festivals, including Sweden Rock Festival, Wacken Open Air and many more. A full headlining tour in North America and Europe will take place in fall/winter 2014.

ARCH ENEMY in 2012 amicably parted ways with guitarist Christopher Amott and replaced him with American musician Nick Cordle (ARSIS).

Premiere\\ DEATHSTARS: 'All The Devil's Toys' Video Released

"All The Devil's Toys", the new video from the Swedish industrial rock band DEATHSTARS, can be seen below. The clip was produced by Staca Stanimir Lukic of Serbia's iCODE Team (SOILWORK, SIRENIA). The song is taken from the group's fourth studio album, "The Perfect Cult", which will be released on June 13 via Nuclear Blast. The follow-up to 2009's "Night Electric Night" was captured in several studios: drums, guitars and bass were recorded at Bohus Sound Recording in Kungälv, Sweden; vocals at Gig Studios in Stockholm, Sweden; and keyboards, orchestration and editing was done at Black Syndicate in Stockholm. The mix, as usual, was handled by Stefan Glaumann (RAMMSTEIN, WITHIN TEMPTATION), while DEATHSTARS guitarist/keyboardist Emil "Nightmare Industries" Nödtveidt took care of the production. For the drum, guitar and bass production, Nightmare worked with Roberto Laghi (ENTOMBED, IN FLAMES) at Bohus Sound Recording. The mastering was handled by Svante Forsbäck (VOLBEAT, RAMMSTEIN) at Chartmakers in Helsinki, Finland.

As far as the lyrics are concerned, vocalist Andreas "Whiplasher Bernadotte" Bergh states that "all the tracks are about our lives. Each song is a reflection on a situation or a topic that deals with our experiences, usually from a jet black perspective."

With visions inspired by amoral excessive lives, human fears and decay, the songs will be nothing less than a dark playground set between straight forward tracks, atmospheric anthems and the unwashed loins of lawless rock.

"The Perfect Cult" track listing:

01. Explode
02. Fire Galore
03. All The Devil's Toys
04. Ghost Reviver
05. The Perfect Cult
06. Asphalt Wings
07. Bodies
08. Temple Of The Insects
09. Track, Crush & Prevail
10. Noise Cuts

The first trailer for "The Perfect Cult" can be seen below.

"Night Electric Night" landed at position No. 51 on the Top New Artist Albums (Heatseekers) chart, which lists the best-selling albums by new and developing artists, defined as those who have never appeared in the Top 100 of The Billboard 200. The CD, which was mixed at Toytown studios in Stockholm, Sweden with Stefan Glaumann, was made available in Europe in a deluxe package called "Gold Edition" featuring bonus tracks as well as a bonus DVD featuring six video clips, "making-of" footage and more. The "Gold Edition" was released as a digibook with new cover artwork.

25 de abr de 2014

Premiere\\ VANDENBERG'S MOONKINGS: 'Close To You' Video Released

"Close To You", the new video from VANDENBERG'S MOONKINGS, the Dutch rock band led by former VANDENBERG and WHITESNAKE guitarist Adrian Vandenberg, can be seen below.

VANDENBERG'S MOONKINGS' self-titled debut album was released on February 24 via Mascot Label Group.

"Vandenberg's Moonkings" is a sensational mix of blistering rock songs and powerful ballads from the Dutch guitar hero Adrian Vandenberg, and includes a newly recorded version of Vandenberg's ex-band WHITESNAKE's classic "Sailing Ships". Special guest David Coverdale adds his unique vocals to the equation, to complement Vandenberg's powerful riffs for a welcome moment of nostalgia.

Asked how Coverdale's guest appearance on "Vandenberg's Moonkings" came about, Adrian told Myglobalmind: "Well, David has been pushing me a lot over the last ten years to record a record. Finally, when I told him that I was working on one, David said that 'it would be an honor for me if I could sing a song on your album.' I replied that the honor would be completely mutual. David was then on the road for the whole year, so we didn't have the time to write a new song.

"I always wanted to do another version of [WHITESNAKE's] 'Sailing Ships', because I wrote the song and the music for it actually for my mom. She was always saying for me to write another acoustic song for the album. I originally intended it to be a little more understated than it ended up on the 'Slip Of The Tongue' album. I really thought that I could add something to it by making it a little bit more melancholic and more reflective. Bringing in real violins, which I had always pictured with it, so I made it a little slower. I thought it would be great to do a different version and also what I like about how it ends up on the album is that it is like a symbolic nod to my years with WHITESNAKE. I thought that it worked great, because if I had put like a new track somewhere in the middle of the album it would have been strange. David in the middle with a similar song."

Multi-talented Adrian Vandenberg — who has designed all of his album sleeves since his very first record with TEASER at the age of 22 — took care of the artwork for this record.

VANDENBERG'S MOONKINGS is:

Adrian Vandenberg (guitar)
Jan Hoving (vocals)
Sem Christoffel (bass)
Mart Nijen Es (drums)

For more information, visit www.moonkingsband.com.

24 de abr de 2014

Rocknews\\ Duff McKagan: "É demais dividir o palco com meu mano Axl Rose"

O baixista estadunidense DUFF MCKAGAN fez pronunciado seu entusiasmo e satisfação por ter completado uma série de apresentações com sua antiga banda, o GUNS N’ ROSES, durante parte da turnê sul-americana da atual franquia do grupo, e um set de oito músicas realizado ontem à noite ao fim da cerimônia de premiação Golden Gods Awards, realizada anualmente em Los Angeles pela revista especializada em hard rock/heavy metal REVOLVER.

Através de sua conta pessoal no Twitter, McKagan regozijou-se com a recente empreitada, durante a qual substituiu temporariamente [???] a TOMMY STINSON, que por sua vez teve de se ausentar para uma breve [??] reunião do THE REPLACEMENTS:

“Demais dividir um palco com o meu mano Axl Rose nessas últimas semanas. Os caras da banda foram muito legais com esse ‘intruso’. Saudade das músicas.”

A banda de W. AXL ROSE volta a se apresentar no mês que vem, quando fará sua segunda temporada residente no The Joint de Las Vegas.

CIRCLE PIT \\ Max Cavalera: vídeo tocando com o Suicide Silence no Golden Gods

Ontem aconteceu nos Estados Unidos a premiação da música pesada Golden Gods Awards. Max Cavalera foi o único brasileiro a fazer parte de um evento dessa magnitude tocando Roots Bloody Roots com o SUICIDE SILENCE.

23 de abr de 2014

CIRCLE PIT \\ BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME: 'Lay Your Ghosts To Rest' Video Released

"Lay Your Ghosts to Rest", the new video from the Raleigh, North Carolina-based progressive rock/cutting-edge metal band BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME, can be seen below. The clip was filmed at the Baltimore Soundstage, The Orange Peel in Asheville, North Carolina, and The Cannery Ballroom in Nashville, Tennessee.

"Lay Your Ghosts to Rest" was produced, filmed, and directed by Raymond McCrea Jones and Wes Richardson. The video is a surreal look at the band's live show, and the detailed light show and production that accompanies the aural experience that fans have come to know and love.

BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME will join MESHUGGAH for the 25th-anniversary tour across North America. Now, in addition to those shows, BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME will perform a select few headlining dates on their way out to kick off the MESHUGGAH tour in Los Angeles. Beginning on May 29, fans will see BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME make their way to the West Coast, with TRIOSCAPES serving as direct support. TRIOSCAPES, which features BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME bassist Dan Briggs, released its debut album on Metal Blade Records last year. The band also features Walter Fancourt (saxophone) and Matt Lynch (drums).

BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME's ambitious concept album, "The Parallax II: Future Sequence", achieved the North Carolina-based band's highest Billboard chart position (#22) since their inception in the early 2000s.

22 de abr de 2014

Premiere\\ SEBASTIAN BACH: 'All My Friends Are Dead' Video

The video for the song "All My Friends Are Dead" from former SKID ROW singer Sebastian Bach can be seen below. The clip is dedicated to a number of fallen hard rock/heavy metal musicians that we lost way too soon.

"All My Friends Are Dead" is taken from Bach's new solo album, "Give 'Em Hell", which is being released on April 22 via Frontiers Records. The follow-up to 2011's "Kicking & Screaming" was once again produced by Bob Marlette, who has previously worked with ROB ZOMBIE, BLACK SABBATH and SHINEDOWN, among others.

Of the new album, Sebastian Bach enthused: "I could not be more proud of the new CD, 'Give 'Em Hell'. As a rock music fan myself, I listen to it every single day. As a musician, I honestly feel like I have reached a new level of album recording. As an audiophile, I could not be more blown away by the sound! The production and mastering sound so good that it's perfect to show off your high-end stereo system.

"Ever since my first record, 'Skid Row', on through 'Slave To The Grind' up to 'Kicking & Screaming' and 'Angel Down', I have always been concerned, first and foremost, with making quality records for my fans. And I can honestly say that 'Give 'Em Hell' meets or even exceeds the standards set by some of the records I have put out in the past.

"I can't wait for you all to hear this record! Let's 'Give 'Em Hell' in 2014, mothertruckers!"

"Give 'Em Hell" was mastered at Precision Mastering in Los Angeles with Tom Baker.

Sebastian managed to involve in the writing and recording some very special friends and guest stars, including none other than Duff McKagan (VELVET REVOLVER, GUNS N' ROSES), and not one but two top-class guitar players: John 5 (MARILYN MANSON, ROB ZOMBIE) and Steve Stevens (BILLY IDOL). Rounding out the lineup on the CD are Devin Bronson (AVRIL LAVIGNE, PINK) on guitar and Bobby Jarzombek (HALFORD, RIOT, FATES WARNING) on drums. Duff and Sebastian previously collaborated on Duff's solo album "Believe In Me".

The cover for "Give 'Em Hell" (see below) was once again handled by Richard Villa, who worked on "Kicking & Screaming". Incorporated into the album design is one of the paintings by Sebastian's late father David Bierk, who painted the artwork for SKID ROW's "Slave To The Grind", inside artwork for SKID ROW's "Subhuman Race", and Bach's solo albums "Angel Down" and "Bring 'Em Bach Alive!".

17 de abr de 2014

Premiere\\ BLACK STONE CHERRY: 'Me And Mary Jane' Video Released

"Me And Mary Jane", the new video from Kentucky rockers BLACK STONE CHERRY, can be seen below. The clip was directed by Mason Dixon in Nashville, Tennessee.

"We wanted to make a cool, interesting, and dangerous video… all the while keeping it sexy and rock 'n' roll," BLACK STONE CHERRY frontman Chris Robertson tells Billboard.com.

The clip has "a ton of vibe and we're sure people will want to watch it over and over again," adds Robertson. "I mean, if you're gonna do a video in today's world, why not go for it."

"Me And Mary Jane" is taken from BLACK STONE CHERRY's fourth album, "Magic Mountain", which will be released on May 6 (one day earlier internationally) via Roadrunner Records.

"Magic Mountain" track listing:

01. Holding On…To Letting Go
02. Peace Pipe
03. Bad Luck & Hard Love
04. Me And Mary Jane
05. Runaway
06. Magic Mountain
07. Never Surrender
08. Blow My Mind
09. Sometimes
10. Fiesta Del Fuego
11. Dance Girl
12. Hollywood in Kentucky
13. Remember Me

Commenting on the making of the Joe Barresi-produced "Magic Mountain", BLACK STONE CHERRY said: "Not since before our first album have we felt the freedom and confidence that we felt while writing and recording this album.

"After touring the world behind three previous albums that we are extremely proud of, we feel this album best captures the live energy, honesty and vibe that encompasses our true musicianship."

BLACK STONE CHERRY's previous albums, 2008's "Folklore And Superstition" and 2011's "Between The Devil & The Deep Blue Sea", both topped the U.K. Rock Albums chart on their release and have since racked up silver sales certification status from the BPI (British Phonographic Industry).

BLACK STONE CHERRY is:

Chris Robertson - Vocals/Guitar
Ben Wells - Guitar/Vocals
Jon Lawhon - Bass/Vocals
John Fred Young - Drums/Vocals

CIRCLE PIT \\ Killswitch Engage: de volta ao Brasil em Agosto

Na página oficial da banda no Facebook foi postado um cartaz com datas para a América Latina.

Os shows ocorreram com a participação de outra banda, a Memphis May Fire.

No mês de Agosto serão três datas no Brasil sendo Curitiba, São Paulo e Rio de Janeiro.

Ingressos já estão a venda no site da Liberation Mc.

15 de abr de 2014

Rocknews\\ Rádio australiana informa que AC/DC anuncia seu fim até quarta-feira

**Update** -- April 15 at 4:35 a.m. EST: Mark Evans, who says that he is the son of original AC/DC singer Dave Evans, tweeted a few hours ago that reports of AC/DC's imminent retirement announcement are not merely rumors. He added: "Malcolm Young is very sick.... [Malcolm's son] Ross Young spoke to my father this morning because the cat got out.... But yes, the band will be finished…. No new shows or music."

**Update #2** -- April 15 at 5:20 a.m. EST: Australian journalist Darryl Mason writes on The Orstrahyun that "when AC/DC recently reunited in a rehearsal studio, Malcolm Young discovered he had forgotten how to play, due to a brain clot on his brain." He adds: "AC/DC won't continue playing and recording without Malcolm. It can't be done."

According to The Australian, a "music industry source" has confirmed that AC/DC has booked a recording studio in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada for six weeks from May 1, directly contradicting other Australian media reports that suggest the legendary rock hard rock band is about to announce its retirement.

An ubsubstantiatted report from Australian radio station 3AW appeared Tuesday morning (Australian time) saying the band could announce its retirement decision as soon as tomorrow, with the station's entertainment commentator Peter Ford saying that “we may not hear them perform or record ever again." He added that "there was some sad detail" behind the move, indicating that "Malcolm Young, one of the founding members of the group, has in recent times returned to Australia to live with his family and for his own personal reasons he may not want to continue with the band."

If AC/DC does end up recording a new album this spring, the project will be the first set of new AC/DC material since 2008's "Black Ice" CD. In addition, the band was previously expected to celebrate its 40th anniversary this year by playing 40 shows in selected cities around the world which have not yet been announced.

The plans were revealed by singer Brian Johnson in a surprise phone call he made on February 14 to a radio station in West Palm Beach, Florida. Johnson is a resident of the state.

Asked about the group's plans, Johnson said, "We've been denying anything, 'cause we weren't sure. One of our boys was pretty ill, so we didn't like to say anything, and we're very private about things like this, so we didn't wanna say anything. But I think we'll be going in the studio in May in Vancouver. Which means, we should be getting ready."

Johnson added, "It's been 40 years of the band's existence, so I think we're gonna try to do 40 gigs, 40 shows, to thank the fans for their undying loyalty. I mean, honestly, our fans are just the best in the world, and we appreciate every one of them. So, like I said, we'll have to go out, even though we're getting a bit long in the tooth [Laughs]."

Johnson alluded to one of the members of the band being ill in a 2012 interview, adding that the unnamed member was "getting better" with a "full recovery fully expected."

Meanwhile, bassist Cliff Williams hinted in March 2013 that guitarists Angus and Malcolm Young were writing music for the band's next album.

Rocknews\\ Tank: banda tocará no Brasil em junho

Tank, a icônica banda inglesa, considerada um dos pilares do NWOBHM deve se apresentar no Brasil em junho. A banda chegou a encerrar suas atividades em 1988, mas retornou aos palcos e estúdios em 1997, lançando álbuns como "War Machine", "War Nation" e o DVD "War Machine Live".

Em entrevista no ano passado para Vicente Reckziegel, do site With Every Tear a Dream e do Whiplash, Cliff Evans, guitarrista da banda confidenciou que sempre quis tocar no Brasil

"É um sonho nosso ir ao Brasil e tocar para nossos fãs. Nós sempre tivemos uma base de fãs muito leal, mas nós nunca tivemos a chance de obter ainda mais. Temos falado com vários agentes e promotores, então esperamos que nós sejamos capazes de organizar algo ainda este ano. Vemos muitas outras bandas em nosso nível fazendo turnê ai, então a nossa chance deve vir em breve. Dedos cruzados".

Através da Underground Produções, produtora cearense que vem se destacando no cenário que lhe dá nome e trouxe ao Brasil bandas como ENFORCER, GIRLSCHOOL e recentemente STEEL WING, o sonho de Evans e seus fãs está bem próximo de se tornar realidade. As datas disponíveis no Brasil vão de 5 a 8 de junho.

Produtores interessados devem entrar em contato com a Underground através do email underground_prod@hotmail.com ou pelo site www.undergroundproducoes.com.

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