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Well damn. Someone just straight up left the venue with Kendrick’s red ESP Horizon that apparently he especially uses for a certain song while playing live. The theft happened in Joliet, IL after the band performed. If you happen to see this man (pictured below, click to enlarge) then get a hold of authority and report the suspect. Get Jeff his guitar back!
It’s like 1997 all up in that bitch. Here is Rammstein playing “The Beautiful People” with Marilyn Manson on the microphone.
It’s obvious that Brendon Small is a genius and ultra talented person. He managed to create a bad ass metal cartoon show with actual music that he himself made, went on tour under the Dethklok name and lived like a rock star with one of the coolest tour buses I’ve ever seen. Now Mr. Small is putting out another big hit, this time with his new project Galaktikon and I must say….bravo. I didn’t know what to expect but I had a feeling it would just sound like Dethklok. Well…no actually, not even close. The song “On My Way” has no death metal vocals or even super fast tremolo picking and blast beats. It features some great riffs, sweet licks and a groovy bass line. Drums are great and the coolest thing about the vocals is there is actual singing going on. It’s like Snakes n Barrels meets Devin Townsend in a weird way. Just listen to the song, you’ll dig it.
Congratulations to both Cerebral Bore and Earache Records for winning the poll that The Summer Slaughter Tour had going for the past week. They fit in perfectly and hopefully they can get their VISA shit taken care of so they can stay on the entire tour. The lineup thus far is:
Between the Buried and Me
Job For A Cowboy
Veil of Maya
No dates as of yet but I’ll keep you up to date on those as soon as I know. Congrats again guys/gal!!
Blackened thrash band Melechesh will be releasing a 3 song EP called “Mystics of the Pillar II” on April 27th in Europe and May 1st in North America via Nuclear Blast Records.
01. Mystics Of The Pillar (Alternate Ending)
02. Sacred Geometry (Instrumental)
03. The Epigenesis (Instrumental)
Ashmedi of Melechesh commented: “We recorded two different ending version of ‘Mystics Of The Pillar’ — this one changes tempo and picks up steam. Why? Because we felt like it; a song with two different endings is not too common in this day and age. Last minute we chose one to be included on the album, thus the second version was not mixed and mastered ’till a much later date. We also decided to release a couple of instrumental versions to our songs, namely ‘The Epigenesis’ title track, which is a 12-13 minute epic, and ‘Sacred Geometry’. Both are multifaceted and work perfect just as instrumental works. We actually have an instrumental version of the entire album mixed and mastered so enjoy these couple of tracks.”
90′s mega rocker Marilyn Manson has finally set a release date for his up coming album, “Born Villain”. The album will drop April 30th via
“The new record put simply has the ambition and determination of how I started making music in the first place,” said Manson. “It sounds like the first record in that it’s not afraid to do anything. I had to remove myself from my lifestyle and start fresh.”
From their Facebook:
SIX FEET UNDER to return to European stages in the summer of 2012! Festival dates and club shows confirmed! New album ‘Undead’ to be released in May!
Mighty SIX FEET UNDER return with a blast and their brand new studio longplayer Undead in May of 2012!
In conjunction with the album release SIX FEET UNDER will return to Europe in August to play some exclusive festival gigs as well as selected club shows.
Comments SIX FEET UNDER singer Chris Barnes: “SIX FEET UNDER IS NOT DEAD! WE ARE “UNDEAD”!!!!! With our return to the European festivals this Summer and the addition of new band members to the groups line up, SFU is poised to murder and KILL!! With the release of the new SFU album “UNDEAD” this spring we will prove that the UNDEAD shall rise from the crypts of GERMANY and EUROPE IN 2012!”
Support comes from SFU label mates DEW-SCENTED who will release their new, yet untitled album in the summer of 2012.
Undead Tour 2012
SIX FEET UNDER+ DEW-SCENTED
11/08/12 – CZ – Jaromer – Brutal Assault Festival *
12/08/12 – DE – Berlin – Postbahnhof
13/08/12 – DE – München – Backstage
14/08/12 – CH – Pratteln – Galerie
15/08/12 – DE – Essen – Turock
16/08/12 – NL – Kerkrade – Rock Temple
17/08/12 – DE – Dinkelsbühl – Summer Breeze *
18/08/12 – DE – Hamburg – Grünspan
SIX FEET UNDER:
Chris Barnes – vocals
Steve Swanson – guitars
Rob Arnold – guitars
Jeff Hughell – bass
Kevin Talley – drums
More details on Undead will be revealed in the following weeks. Stay tuned!
After spending many months working on their highly anticipated debut full-length, progressive atmospheric metallers ODDLAND will finally be unleashing their new album, The Treachery Of Senses, upon Europe on April 30th and North America on May 8th (as a digital release only). In anticipation of this release, the band is now premiering a second single, “Flooding Light“. To listen to the track, head over to Heavy Blog Is Heavy.
This is some great groovy progressive stuff maaaaaannnn……
The Treachery Of Senses track-listing:
1. Above And Beyond
2. Flooding Light
3. In The Eyes Of The Mourning
4. Aisle Of Array
5. Past The Gates
6. Still The Spirit Stays
7. In Endless Endeavour
9. Lines Of Silver Blood
I absolutely cannot wait to see Behemoth perform again.
If you head on over to Killswitchengage.com you’ll see a very comforting and almost Foo Fighters-ish vibe photo of the original vocalist laughing it up with the rest of the band. The band is just laughing it up in a snow covered wooded area, good place for a quick joke right? Nothing has been truly confirmed and no official statement has been made yet but this photo looks very promising. Maybe they are laughing because everyone will assume and we’ll all be wrong? Who knows!? It just makes sense that Leach would return and reclaim his throne in KSE.
Hopefully with this new pending vocalist thing, KSE as a whole will pick it up and play some kick ass music. I haven’t given a rats ass about KSE since 2006 and maybe now they can come up with some interesting and listenable music!
Who didn’t see this one coming eh? Who’s next? Dying Fetus? Well so far we have Cannibal Corpse, Between the Buried and Me & The Faceless. Stay tuned for more bands to be announced. Rumors are going around and Veil of Maya, Exhumed, Structures and Periphery may or may not be on this years festival tour.
On February 27th, Napalm Death will be releasing their 14th album “Utilitarian” on Century Media. Check out the trailer below and the track list for the new album after the jump.
Pure speculation here but I just saw that Meshuggah and Decapitated will be touring North America in May. Get ready to HEADBANG!!
Paul Wardingham Announces Forthcoming Release ‘The Human Affliction’
Australian guitar shredder and producer, Paul Wardingham, has announced ‘The Human Affliction’ as the title of his new instrumental cyber metal album.
Wardingham, who released his acclaimed debut ‘Assimilate Regenerate’ in 2011 through Enigmatic Records, says this second full-length will be a concept album.
“I wasn’t planning on making an album like this for a few years, but the music began to take on a life of its own and a story materialized from the themes of each track” says Wardingham. “Assimilate Regenerate was conceptual in that it was inspired by science fiction, future technology and the effect it has on society, and I have always had visual references in my mind associated to the music I write, so it feels quite natural to progress to an album like this.”
More info after the jump.
Check out this bass guitar video for the song “April“. Very good shit. Check out the video now and details on the upcoming EP after the jump.
The only thing that has been released is the track listing and some other random details about the new album, “Umskiptar”, which means Metamorphoses. Let’s see if this is a metamorphoses to something good because anything from Burzum as of late has been less than amusing.
“Umskiptar” track list:
- Blóðstokkinn (Soaked in Blood) (1:16)
- Jóln (Deities) (5:51)
- Alfadanz (Elven Dance) (9:22)
- Hit helga Tré (The sacred Tree) (6:51)
- Æra (Honour) (3:58)
- Heiðr (Esteem) (3:02)
- Valgaldr (Song of the Fallen) (8:03)
- Galgviðr (Gallow Forest) (7:16)
- Surtr Sunnan (Black from the South) (4:14)
- Gullaldr (Golden Age) (10:20)
- Níðhöggr (Attack from Below) (5:00)
For more details be sure to visit the official Burzum website.