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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.

Traduza\\ Second Part Of GHOST Documentary Posted Online: 'What Happens In Vegas...'

Part two of a documentary web series focusing on Swedish occult rockers GHOST can be seen below (courtesy of Vice's Noisey.com). Director Greg Olliver, who co-directed and produced 2010's "Lemmy" film and the psychological thriller/horror film "Devoured", directed the video for GHOST.

Filming for the series and planned feature-length documentary began on last year's summer festival circuit and continued through the end of 2013.

The first episode features live performance, interviews and behind-the-scenes footage from GHOST's tour in Sweden, Germany and Belgium.

The project is being produced through Olliver's New York City-based production company Secret Weapon Films.

"Greg has the perfect mix of story-telling acumen, musical taste and a fondness for the macabre... it made him the ideal choice to tell the story of GHOST," said Adam Farrell, creative director of the band's label, Loma Vista.

"You can't point a camera at GHOST without every frame of footage looking like heavy-metal gold," said Olliver.

"I was thrilled to hear that they wanted to work with me.

"Making films with legends like Lemmy and Johnny Winter, who have well-known stories, is one thing, but to work with a band that's on a fast rise to fame and has a mysterious story which is currently unraveling requires an entirely different approach. Add in the anonymity of the group and the look that they have... and you suddenly have a whole lot to chew on as a director. The only downside is that I felt a bit silly on stage filming while NOT wearing a robe and black mask."

GHOST's sophomore album, "Infestissumam", sold around 14,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 28 on The Billboard 200 chart.

The CD topped the official chart in the group's home country after selling nearly five times as many copies as the No. 2 album, MISS LI's "Wolves".

LYRIC Videos \\ WHITECHAPEL: 'Our Endless War' Lyric Video

Knoxville, Tennessee metallers WHITECHAPEL will release their fifth full-length album, "Our Endless War", on April 29 via Metal Blade. 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.

The lyric video for the "Our Endless War" title track can be seen below.

"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."

Leading up to the release of "Our Endless War", WHITECHAPEL has confirmed a string of dates, including an appearance at this year's New England Metal & Hardcore Festival. These dates will being April 16 in Columbus, Ohio and run through April 27 in Birmingham, Alabama. These shows feature support from CARNIFEX, WITHIN THE RUINS and CRUELHAND. More dates including a North American co-headlining North American tour are in the works and will be announced shortly.

"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

11 de abr de 2014

Premiere\\ EDGUY: 'Love Tyger' Video Released

"Love Tyger", the new video from German melodic metallers EDGUY, can be seen below. The clip is, as the band puts, it the "most different video clip we actually never shot!"

"Love Tyger" is taken from EDGUY's tenth studio album, "Space Police - Defenders Of The Crown", which will be released on April 18 via Nuclear Blast. In addition to the regular CD edition, the follow-up to 2011's "Age Of The Joker" will be made available as a limited digibook containing two CDs. Also available will be a strictly limited hardcover earbook collectors' edition (28.5x28.5cm) containing the two discs, a photographic history with more than 130 photos from the band's archive, liner notes, touring history, and more.

In a recent interview with RockRevolt magazine, Sammet stated about the making of "Space Police - Defenders Of The Crown": "I had been doing this huge tour with my all-star project AVANTASIA, playing three continents with a 12-piece band. When I came back [home] in August 2013, it just felt great to get back in the studio and write something to the point. No sophisticated TRANS-SIBERIAN-esque rock opera with conceptual stuff and guest vocals; I just wanted to produce a high-velocity heavy metal album with my bandmates. I guess the starvation for that turned the album into the monster it has become. It is so fresh, so heavy, so anthemic, the playing and production are outstanding, I guess it was because we forced a very tight schedule upon us, so we didn't have too much time to doubt, second-guess or fix things that didn't need to be retouched."

He added: "I really love the album; it's got so many beautiful details, so many smart elements, but down the line, it comes over you like a tank. I love it, and yes, I knew if we'd channel our skills, we could come up with something. This band has been existing for more than 22 years, and we still haven't reached our peak in a creative way."

"Space Police - Defenders Of The Crown" track listing:

01. Sabre & Torch
02. Space Police
03. Defenders Of The Crown
04. Love Tyger
05. The Realms Of Baba Yaga
06. Rock Me Amadeus
07. Do Me Like A Caveman
08. Shadow Eaters
09. Alone In Myself
10. The Eternal Wayfarer

Bonus disc track listing:

01. England
02. Aychim In Hysteria
03. Space Police (progressive version)
04. Space Police (instrumental version)
05. Love Tyger (instrumental version)
06. Defenders Of The Crown (instrumental version)
07. Do Me Like A Caveman (instrumental version)

10 de abr de 2014

Premiere\\ QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE: 'Smooth Sailing' Video

Having returned from a triumphant co-headlining Australia/New Zealand jaunt with NINE INCH NAILS, QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE have wasted no time in teaming with director Hiro Murai (CHILDISH GAMBINO, ST. VINCENT) for the just-unveiled cinematic mini-epic for "Smooth Sailing", the latest single from the band's most recent album, "...Like Clockwork" (Matador).

The definitely NSFW "Smooth Sailing" follows QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE's Joshua Homme and cohorts on a delirious adventure that blossoms from garden variety drunken shenanigans to possibly the most nightmarishly accurate live action interpretation of a QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE song to date. Seriously, "Smooth Sailing" lends a new meaning to 3D musical cinema — that is, it turns the 3 D's into Drinking, Drugs and Death.

In addition to newly announced dates in Montreal, Quebec, Canada; Bangor, Maine; Port Chester, New York; and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE have begun to confirm details of a South America tour for this fall, including stops in Brazil, Argentina, Colombia and Uruguay.

Premiere\\ Steel Panther - Gloryhole

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From their new album, "All You Can Eat"
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Premiere\\ AXEL RUDI PELL: 'Long Way To Go' Video Released

"Long Way To Go", the new video from German guitarist Axel Rudi Pell, can be seen below. The song is taken from Axel Rudi Pell's new album, "Into The Storm", which registered the following first-week chart positions:

Germany: #5
Switzerland: #9
Austria: #40
Finland: #44

In Germany and Switzerland, it's the highest chart entry ever in Axel's 25-year solo career.

The CD was recorded with engineer and co-producer Charlie Bauerfeind and features Pell alongside singer Johnny Gioeli, new drummer Bobby Rondinelli, keyboard player Ferdy Doernberg and bassist Volker Krawczak.

"Into The Storm" track listing:

01. The Inquisitorial Procedure
02. Tower Of Lies
03. Long Way To Go
04. Burning Chains
05. When Truth Hurts
06. Changing Times
07. Touching Heaven
08. High Above
09. Hey Hey My My
10. Into The Storm

Digipak bonus tracks:

11. White CATS (Opus #6 Scivolare)
12. Way To Mandalay

Configurations:

* Limited-edition digipak including 2 tracks + poster
* Double gatefold LP with colored vinyl
* Standard version
* Digital download
* Deluxe edition including digipak, plec, metalpin, poster, postcard, sticker and much more!

Pell last year parted ways with drummer Mike Terrana (TARJA, RAGE) "due to scheduling conflicts with [Mike's] other commitments." Terrana has since been replaced by Bobby Rondinelli (RAINBOW, BLACK SABBATH, BLUE ÖYSTER CULT).

8 de abr de 2014

Premiere\\ WINGER: 'Tin Soldier' Video Released

"Tin Soldier", the new video from WINGER, can be seen below. The song is taken from the band's new album, "Better Days Comin'", which will be released on April 18 in Europe and April 22 in North America via Frontiers Records. Fans who preorder the album now from iTunes will receive instant downloads of "Rat Race" (the first single) and the album's title track. The effort is available for pre-order on Amazon.com in a standard and deluxe configuration. The deluxe edition comes in a glossy digipak and includes the bonus track "Another Beautiful Day" and a DVD including a "Making Of The Album" documentary as well as videos for the first single "Rat Race" and title track, "Better Days Comin'".

"Tin Soldier" showcases WINGER building on its previous album's tendency toward prog-rock, delivering an intricate landscape that basks in harmonic, melodic components that weave through three different time signatures.

WINGER doing prog rock? It's not a total shocker.

Frontman, composer and producer Kip Winger acknowledges RUSH's Geddy Lee as a major influence. Winger (the man) has fronted the ALAN PARSONS PROJECT on tour and collaborated with DREAM THEATER keyboardist Jordan Rudess on several projects, along with WINGER drummer Rod Morgenstein.

"I remember when I saw the first Winger video many years ago," Rudess said. "I was struck by the high level of musicality within the band and the charisma of Kip Winger. I can still feel the magic and the power of this group.

"I've had the amazing fortune to work with Rod Morgenstein, one of the greatest drummers on the planet. He can play anything from solid rock to the craziest prog I can think of. I've also worked with Kip. His voice and musicianship shine through anything he touches, whether it's singing Rudess, GENTLE GIANT or ELP songs on my albums, creating original orchestral music in his own compositions or leading WINGER."

DEEP PURPLE guitarist Steve Morse, who's also in DIXIE DREGS with Morgenstein, added: "When I saw these guys live, I couldn't believe how good they sounded. I prefer bands that have many different influences; you know, the further you look, the more varied experiences and styles you'll find. That's what makes the music interesting on top of the great writing and performances. I witnessed them all bend over backwards to help keep a young musician's musical dream alive. After that, I describe them as my heroes."

WINGER has always been known for its incredible musicianship and the trend continues on "Better Days Comin'".

"On 'Better Days Comin'', we drew from our past to elaborate on our future," explains Kip Winger.

"The band is stronger than ever and very excited about the music on this record. We feel this album exemplifies the true sound of the band in every way."

"Better Days Comin'" track listing:

01. Midnight Driver Of A Love Machine
02. Queen Babylon
03. Rat Race
04. Better Days Comin'
05. Tin Soldier
06. Ever Wonder
07. So Long China
08. Storm In Me
09. Be Who You Are, Now
10. Another Beautiful Day (deluxe edition bonus track)
11. Out Of This World

WINGER formed in the late 1980s and soared to immediate success with its 1988 self-titled release. The album spawned the hit singles "Seventeen" and "Headed For A Heartbreak" and achieved platinum sales status. "Winger" also stayed on The Billboard 200 chart for over 60 weeks where it peaked at #21. Their next album, "In The Heart Of The Young", also achieved platinum status behind the singles "Can't Get Enuff" and "Miles Away". The change in musical climate of the mid-'90s, compounded with unprovoked ridicule on MTV's popular "Beavis And Butt-Head" show, led the band to go on hiatus in 1994. In 2001, WINGER reunited and has not looked back since.

7 de abr de 2014

Rocknews\\ Queens of the Stone Age anuncia shows no Brasil em setembro

A banda de rock americana Queens of the Stone Age chega ao Brasil em setembro deste ano como parte da turnê do disco "...Like Clockwork".

O grupo toca em São Paulo no dia 25, no Espaço das Américas (r. Tagipurú, 795), e no dia 27 em Porto Alegre, no Pepsi On Stage (av. Severo Dulius, 1995).

Esta é a primeira vez que a banda inclui o Brasil em uma turnê mundial. A última vez que estiveram no país foi no ano passado, tocando no Lollapalooza.

Ainda não foram divulgados os preços e as datas de venda de ingresso.

3 de abr de 2014

Traduza\\ Tim Lambesis And Two Others Escape From Jail

Authorities from North County Correctional Facility in Castaic, CA have put out an all-points-bulletin on Tim Lambesis and two other inmates, who were reported to have escaped last night.

Lambesis, who was currently two months into a nine-year sentence for commissioning a murder for hire, went missing after a routine head count. He and the two other inmates, Jesus Ramos and Enrique Martinez, went unaccounted for after dinner and recreation yard time.

The two correctional officers who did the bunk check in the wing where the detainees were housed noticed that the metal toilet had been removed and used to break out the narrow window in Lambesis' unit. How the other two inmates escaped remains unclear at this time.

Authorities have set up road blocks on I-5 and 1-805 leading to the Mexican Border near the San Ysidro and San Diego crossings, where the trio may possibly be going. "Ramos and Martinez both have family in the Ensenada area just south of the border and various ties with the Mexican underworld," stated North County prison official John Bennett. "We have to make sure that we cover all bases in apprehending these men."

Police have also questioned members of Lambesis' heavy metal band As I Lay Dying, his ex-wife Meggan Murphy Lambesis and his family to see if possible contact has been made to them from the fugitive. Police also caution that the fugitives may be armed and dangerous. Further details will be provided when they become known.

Premiere\\ LOST SOCIETY: 'Terror Hungry' Video Released

The official video for "Terror Hungry", the title track of the new album from Finnish thrashers LOST SOCIETY, can be seen below. Due on April 4 via Nuclear Blast Records, the CD was produced by Nino Laurenne (AMORPHIS, ENSIFERUM, LORDI) at Sonic Pump studios (FINNTROLL, SONATA ARCTICA, OMNIUM GATHERUM), and it sees the "Finns shred their way with the energy and speed of an out-of-control freight train, rolling downhill on the way to thrash Olymp," according to a press release.

The "Terror Hungry" artwork was created by Jan Meininghaus (BOLT THROWER, SICK OF IT ALL, U.D.O., HOLY MOSES).

Comments LOST SOCIETY mastermind Samy Elbanna: "We were totally blown away with the sketch we got, and even more so when we got the final artwork!!

"The cover really fits the theme of the album as it has a more dark feel to it and it's brutal as fuck! The dude holding the bloody machete is definitely terror hungry!

"Jan did an awesome job; this cover is sick!"

Adds Meininghaus: "I was asked to do LOST SOCIETY's new album cover and first of all I had to face the fact that I had to follow their debut album's art that was created by the legendary Ed Repka. One of the true heros of my own thrash-metal days. So I decided to go a different way and create the band's cover idea in a much darker and less cartoony mood than the debut's.

"LOST SOCIETY's musical style and their approach to metal is very '80s Bay Area to me, so I thought it might be fun to paint something that might have been on one of those record covers these days.

"I listened to LOST SOCIETY and my old EXODUS, TESTAMENT and FORBIDDEN vinyls and it was a blast to come up with 'Terror Hungry' artwork!"

"Terror Hungry" track listing:

01. Spurgatory
02. Game Over
03. Attaxic
04. Lethal Pleasure
05. Terror Hungry
06. Snowroad Blowout
07. Tyrant Takeover
08. Overdosed Brain
09. Thrashed Reality
10. F.F.E.
11. Brewtal Awakening
12. Mosh It Up
13. Wasted After Midnight

Bonus:

14. You Can't Stop Rock ‘N' Roll

The song "Lethal Pleasure" can be streamed in the YouTube clip below.

Says Samy Elbanna: "'Lethal Pleasure' was one of the first songs we wrote for the new album and it has very traditional speed metal feel to it with some killer shred solos and some groove! The song is one of the less dark-themed songs on the album; it just makes you wanna scream and fuckin' bang your head! The song is basically about what we’re doing: thrashing out is our lethal pleasure!!"

LOST SOCIETY's debut album, "Fast Loud Death", entered the official chart in Finland at position No. 25. Released in March 2013 via Nuclear Blast Records, the CD was recorded at Sonic Pump Studios (FINNTROLL, SONATA ARCTICA, OMNIUM GATHERUM) in Helsinki, Finland with producer Nino Laurenne (AMORPHIS, ENSIFERUM, LORDI) and it featured cover artwork by Ed Repka (MEGADETH, DEATH, SANCTUARY, VENOM).

Founded in early 2010 by thrash/speed metal enthusiast Samy Elbanna in the Finnish town of Jyväskylä, LOST SOCIETY played a number of gigs around Finland before taking part in the world-renowned GBOB (Global Battle Of the Bands). After winning the preliminary round in their hometown, they were invited to the finals held in Helsinki, where they prevailed over 13 other contestants. The grand finals of GBOB 2012 took place at The Scala in London on December 9, 2012 and featured 18 bands from all over the world, including LOST SOCIETY.

LOST SOCIETY is:

Samy Elbanna - Vocals, Guitar
Arttu Lesonen - Guitar
Mirko Lehtinen - Bass
Ossi Paananen - Drums

2 de abr de 2014

Premiere\\ Steel Panther lança video de "Gloryhole", música do novo álbum

A banda americana Steel Panther lançou o vídeo de "Gloryhole", música presente em seu novo álbum, All You Can Eat, lançado nesta segunda-feira (1) via Universal Music. Assista mais abaixo.

Sucessor de Balls Out (2009), que chegou ao 40º lugar da Billboard 200, All You Can Eat é o terceiro registro de estúdio do grupo e foi produzido por Jay Rutson (Anthrax, Adrenaline Mob). A capa faz alusão a Última Ceia da Bíblia Sagrada.

O Steel Panther surgiu com a intenção de reviver de forma divertida e cômica o chamado Glam Metal, gênero que tomou conta dos Estados Unidos na década de 1980. A banda é formada por Michael Starr (vocal), Satchel (guitarra), Lexxi Foxx (baixo) e Stix Zadinia (bateria). Todos os integrantes usam nomes fictícios.

Tracklist de All You Can Eat:

01. Pussywhipped
02. Party Like Tomorrow Is The End Of The World
03. Gloryhole
04. Bukkake Tears
05. Gangbang At The Old Folks Home
06. Ten Strikes You're Out
07. The Burden Of Being Wonderful
08. F@#king My Heart In The Ass
09. BVS
10. You’re Beautiful When You Don't Talk
11. If I Was The King
12. She's On The Rag

Premiere\\ ANVIL: 'Eat Your Words' Video Premiere

"Eat Your Words", the new video from Canadian metal legends ANVIL, can be seen below. The song is taken from the band's new album, "Hope In Hell", which sold a little under 800 copies in the United States in its first week of release. The disc follows up "Juggernaut Of Justice", which opened with around 1,600 units back in May 2011. The 2009 re-release of the band's 2007 CD, "This is Thirteen", registered a first-week tally of 1,400 to enter the Top New Artist Albums chart at No. 19.

Released on May 27, 2013 in Europe and May 24, 2013 in Germany on SPV/Steamhammer, "Hope In Hell" is available in four different formats: as a limited-edition digipak including two bonus tracks, as a jewel case CD, double gatefold colored vinyl LP and as a digital download. These are the first cuts featuring ANVIL's new bassist Sal Italiano, who joined the band two years ago.

"Hope In Hell" was written and recorded following an 18-month world tour which took ANVIL around the globe.

Like "Juggernaut Of Justice", "Hope In Hell" was produced by Bob Marlette (BLACK SABBATH, AIRBOURNE, ALICE COOPER) at the NRG Recording studios in North Hollywood, California and mastered by Maor Appelbaum (YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, SEPULTURA).

"Hope In Hell" track listing:

01. Hope In Hell
02. Eat Your Words
03. Through With You
04. The Fight Is Never Won
05. Pay The Toll
06. Flying
07. Call Of Duty
08. Badass Rock N Roll
09. Time Shows No Mercy
10. Mankind Machine
11. Shut The Fuck Up
12. Hard Wired (bonus track)
13. Fire At Will (bonus track)

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