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Teaser For GLENN DANZIG's 'Portlandia' Episode

from: Blabbermouth, on: Monday, February 8, 2016 - 17:34

The much-anticipated episode of the IFC show "Portlandia" featuring a guest appearance by Glenn Danzig will air on Thursday, February 11. A teaser clip for the episode is available below. Danzig recently spoke to Las Vegas Weekly about his appearance on "Portlandia". He said: "[The filming] was a lot of fun. It was very last-minute, so I had to learn all my dialogue really quick. [Show co-creator, co-writer and co-star] Fred Armisen e-mailed me and said, 'We really, really want you to come up and do this episode; we've been trying to get in touch with you.' Actually, Rob Zombie gave them my contact info, which is kind of weird because I met Fred at Rob Zombie's birthday party. [Laughs] He was a major DANZIG fan and I'm a fan of his work also. I put Fred up there with Bill Murray and some of my other favorite comedians — Jerry Lewis, stuff like that." Asked if he is okay making light of some of the more outlandish aspects of his style and what he has inspired, Danzig said: "That's the tough thing: When you're doing something like this, it's a fine line between it being not cool and very cool, and I think they got it. Fred and Carrie [Brownstein, show co-creator, co-writer and co-star] really got it, so it wasn't a tough decision at all. I read it and I was like, 'Yes! This is hilarious. I would love to do this.'" He continued: "I get offered stuff sometimes that's more stupid, and this was not like that. I've seen a bunch of the 'Portlandia' episodes and they're pretty hilarious. I mean, I don't know how it's gonna turn out, but some of the comedy lines in it are just classic. The whole premise of the episode I'm on is just hilarious." In an interview with RollingStone.com, Brownstein stated about Danzig's "Portlandia" shoot: "He was amazing. We've had a lot of guest stars on the show, including people that are arguably more famous than Danzig, but I've never seen a collective enthusiasm greater than when we had him on set. He's really smart, and very Jersey — and he can make fun of himself, which is one of the most endearing qualities for anyone in this day and age of incessant narcissism and solipsism." Back in 2009, Brownstein and Armisen filmed a video for Paper in which they hung outside Danzig's home. "Portlandia", which is shot entirely on location in Portland, Oregon, received the prestigious Peabody Award for excellence in 2012. Considered the "Pulitzer Prize for radio" when it was founded in 1940, the Peabody Awards have grown to recognize excellence in a wide range of electronic media, from radio, to television, to original web content. According to the 16-member Peabody Board, which gives out the awards, "Portlandia" "was recognized for the freshness and amiability of its send-ups of Oregon's trendy city." It also won an Emmy in 2013 for "Outstanding Costumes For A Variety Program Or Special." (function(d, s, id) { var js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0]; if (d.getElementById(id)) return; js = d.createElement(s); js.id = id; js.src = "//connect.facebook.net/en_US/sdk.js#xfbml=1&version=v2.3"; fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js, fjs);}(document, 'script', 'facebook-jssdk'));Portlandia: Weirdos Go To The Beach

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DEFTONES Frontman: 'If We Don't Tour For A Good Third Of The Year, We're Not Gonna Be Able To Pay Our Bills'

from: Blabbermouth, on: Monday, February 8, 2016 - 17:22

During an appearance on this past weekend's edition of Mary Anne Hobbs's BBC Radio show, DEFTONES frontman Chino Moreno discussed the lessons he has learned from 27 years of rocking. You can listen to a clip from the program below. On having sons who are both involved in music: Chino: "I have to give advice to my two sons, who are both musicians. And they're both totally different. One of 'em's a total punk kid, who's in a thrash-punk, skate-punk band, whatever. The other kid is a DJ and electronic musician. And both of them, I'm very encouraging to them to have fun and make music. It's really hard to make it in music. If they're gonna be wanting to have families and children and get married and this and that, it'd be good to keep in school for the time being while you can. Be a kid while you can be a kid as well, you know? But obviously enjoy yourselves. I've never discouraged them from doing music; I think it's great. And I like the fact that the music they do is something very much that they've chose to do. They do their own thing and I think that's great. But, you know, I'm the parent now that's, like, telling them to, like, to have something to fall back on, obviously. So I think it's important to know that." On fans' misconceptions of fame and being in a successful rock band: Chino: "One of the biggest myths about being a rock star would probably, obviously be the word 'rock star' itself — you know, that everything is given to you. You make a few records, or you win a Grammy, or you have a platinum record and then… that everything's sort of easy. I remember when we first got signed in 1995, in my mind, I thought, 'Wow, we made it.' And then I realized that we left our town of Sacramento and went to the Midwest of America and we're playing for two, three people a night sometimes. So it's always constant work. I mean, even today, it's, like, if we don't tour for a good third of the year, we're not gonna be able to pay our bills. It's not like, I guess, how people perceive it — like, you're gonna get in a rock band and you're gonna be driving around in a Lamborghini. It's not gonna happen. Unless you're Justin Bieber or Adele or somebody, honestly, I mean, you have to actually work to earn a living. I mean, I'm not complaining about that all; I dig it. I like working, I like playing shows, I like making records, so…" DEFTONES will release its eagerly awaited eighth studio album, titled "Gore", on April 8 via Warner Bros. Records. "Gore" is available for pre-order at www.deftones.com. Those who pre-order will receive an instant download of the first single, "Prayers/Triangles". The album was produced by Matt Hyde and DEFTONES. "Gore" will serve as the follow-up to 2012's "Koi No Yokan", which featured the Top 15 rock radio hit "Tempest".

SABATON: 'Carolus Rex' Performance Clip From 'Heroes On Tour' DVD

from: Blabbermouth, on: Monday, February 8, 2016 - 16:25

Swedish heavy metal heroes SABATON recorded their concerts at the Wacken Open Air festival in Germany and at their hometown festival Sabaton Open Air in Falun for an upcoming live DVD/CD package called "Heroes On Tour". Due on March 4 via Nuclear Blast, the set will contain two DVDs and a CD. The second DVD will feature two switchable viewing angles: live and studio. SABATON bassist Pär Sundström commented: "We have always aimed to be a band people love to see live, for the simple reason we love to play live. With this DVD/Blu-ray release, we hope to share some of that feeling with you. We recorded two shows in case one is not enough for you!" "Heroes On Tour" track listing: DVD/Blu-ray 1 01. Final Countdown 02. The March To War 03. Ghost Division 04. To Hell And Back 05. Carolus Rex 06. No Bullets Fly 07. Resist And Bite 08. Far From The Fame 09. Panzerkampf 10. Gott Mit Uns 11. The Art Of War 12. Soldier Of 3 Armies 13. Swedish Pagans 14. Screaming Eagles 15. Night Witches 16. Primo Victoria 17. Metal Crüe Bonus material: - Noch ein Bier - SABATON With Bohemian Symphony Orchestra Prague 01. The Art Of War 02. The Final Solution DVD/Blu-ray 2 01. Final Countdown 02. The March To War 03. Ghost Division 04. To Hell And Back 05. Carolus Rex 06. Panzer Battalion 07. Wolfpack 08. Attero Dominatus 09. 7734 10. Union 11. The Art Of War 12. Saboteurs 13. Coat Of Arms 14. En Livstid I Krig 15. Resist And Bite 16. Swedish Pagans 17. Night Witches 18. Primo Victoria 19. Metal Crüe CD 01. The March To War 02. Ghost Division 03. To Hell And Back 04. Carolus Rex 05. No Bullets Fly 06. Resist And Bite 07. Far From The Fame 08. Panzerkampf 09. Gott Mit Uns 10. The Art Of War 11. Soldier Of 3 Armies 12. Swedish Pagans 13. Screaming Eagles 14. Night Witches 15. Primo Victoria 16. Metal Crüe A performance clip of the song "Carolus Rex", filmed at Sabaton Open Air, can be seen below. SABATON released a special, three-disc limited-edition deluxe version of its 2014 album, "Heroes", in the U.S. and Canada on April 7 via Nuclear Blast. Limited to 5,000 copies, this deluxe edition includes two discs of live audio recorded on the 2014 Sabaton Cruise in addition to the original ten "Heroes" album tracks. Released on May 16, 2014 via Nuclear Blast Records, the "Heroes" cover artwork was created by Péter Sallai. A number of bonus tracks were made available, including cover versions of songs originally written and recorded by METALLICA, BATTLE BEAST and RAUBTIER. "Heroes" was tracked at The Abyss, the recording studio in Pärlby outside Ludvika, Sweden owned and operated by record producer and musician Peter Tägtgren (HYPOCRISY, PAIN).

THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER To Perform Entire 'Unhallowed' Album; Band Announces Split With RYAN KNIGHT

from: Blabbermouth, on: Monday, February 8, 2016 - 16:22

After releasing their new album, "Abysmal", last year and headlining both part I and part II of the massive IndieMerch Tour, THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER has announced another headlining trek — this time taking the show back to their roots. With FALLUJAH and DISENTOMB as support, the band plans to play its first full-length album, "Unhallowed" (2003), in its entirety during the run, performing at intimate venues across the U.S. that haven't seen THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER since the debut was released. Trevor Strnad (vocals) comments: "We are very excited to unleash this absolutely crushing line-up upon you all and to play the much-requested 'Unhallowed' album in its entirety. The songs are sounding better than ever before, and we can't wait for you to feast your ears on our debut album as it was meant to be heard. We will also be playing some bangers from our new album, 'Abysmal', and the rest of the catalog... Come out and bring your friends!" Brandon Ellis will join THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER on the road as the band's touring guitarist and replacement for Ryan Knight, who amicably parted ways with the group. In regards to his departure, Knight comments: "After nearly seven years with THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER, I feel the time has come for me to step down and focus on other aspects of my life. The decision to leave was very difficult, yet necessary I feel for me to ultimately be happy and keep moving forward. I feel very lucky to have had the best band-mates/crew (past and present) to traverse the world, guzzle beers, and bring the rock with every night...Thank you guys.” Trevor Strnad (vocals) adds: "When Ryan first joined the band, he drove from the hospital where his first child had just been born to begin practicing and writing with us, on the eve of the recording of our 'Deflorate' album. In his years with the band, he made a lot of sacrifices to be with us and uphold our insanely demanding touring and recording schedule...He always gave us 100 percent, and for that I thank him. He is an incredible musician and creative force... It was exciting to make new material with him, and his wealth of knowledge has left its stamp on the band's music forever. I always knew that his time in the band would be limited, and it has now come time for him to go home and be with his family. Ryan, being the stand-up dude that he is, told us of his plans to leave the band more than a year ago, and with heavy hearts we began to plan for THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER's future. We admire that Ryan went to such lengths to make his departure as easy on the band as possible, even going as far as to help us find a talented leadsman in Brandon Ellis — who has been lending us his tremendous guitar skills on the current THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER tour... Knight is one of my best friends and I wish him the best in everything he does. He will always have a place here in the THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER family. I look back at our time together with nothing but gratitude." Tour dates: Apr. 8 - Dayton, OH - Oddbody's Music Room Apr. 09 - Morgantown, WV - 123 Pleasant Street Apr. 10 - Lemoyne, PA - The Champ Apr. 12 - Poughkeepsie, NY - The Loft Apr. 13 - Burlington, VT - Higher Ground (Side Room) Apr. 14 - Amityville, NY - Amity Music Hall Apr. 15 - Worcester, MA - The Palladium **New England Metal & Hardcore Fest** Apr. 16 - Brooklyn, NY - Knitting Factory Apr. 17 - Philadelphia, PA - The Voltage Lounge Apr. 18 - Virginia Beach, VA - Shaka's Live Apr. 19 - Chapel Hill, NC - Local 506 Apr. 20 - Spartanburg, SC - Ground Zero Apr. 21 - Atlanta, GA - The Masquerade Apr. 22 - Jacksonville, FL - Jack Rabbits Apr. 23 - Orlando, FL - The Social Apr. 24 - Gainesville, FL - High Dive Apr. 26 - Tallahassee, FL - 926 Lounge (formally Pug's) Apr. 27 - Birmingham, AL - Zydeco Apr. 28 - Pensacola, FL - Vinyl Apr. 29 - Houston, TX - Eastdown Apr. 30 - Austin, TX - Mohawk May 01 - Lubbock, TX - Jake's Sports Cafe May 03 - Albuquerque, NM - Blu Phoenix Venue May 04 - Tucson, AZ - Club XS May 05 - Phoenix, AZ - Rebel Lounge May 06 - Las Vegas, NV - Divebar May 07 - Anaheim, CA - Chain Reaction May 08 - Glendale, CA - The Complex May 09 - Bakersfield, CA - Jerry's Pizza May 10 - Fresno, CA - Strummers May 11 - San Francisco, CA - Brick and Mortar Music Hall May 12 - Sacramento, CA - Boardwalk May 13 - Portland, OR - The Analog Cafe and Theatre May 14 - Spokane, WA - The Big Dipper May 15 - Boise, ID - Mardi Gras May 16 - Salt Lake City, UT - Kilby Court May 18 - Grand Junction, CO - Mesa Theatre May 20 - Sioux Falls, SD - The District May 21 - Des Moines, IA - Vaudeville Mews May 22 - Madison, WI - Frequency May 23 - Chicago, IL - Beat Kitchen May 24 - St. Louis, MO - Fubar May 25 - Indianapolis, IN - Emerson Theater May 26 - Grand Rapids, MI - Pyramid Scheme May 27 - Kent, OH - The Outpost May 28 - Howell, MI - Bled Fest

SINDROME: 'Resurrection - The Complete Collection' Due In March

from: Blabbermouth, on: Monday, February 8, 2016 - 15:52

On March 4, Century Media will release the two only studio recordings from the cult Chicago thrash/death metal act SINDROME — the acclaimed "Into The Halls Of Extermination" (1987) and its successor, "Vault Of Inner Conscience" (1991). As both demos have been bootlegged numerous times, it’s now time to offer all fans of timeless thrash/death metal these two legendary recordings as an official release, fully supported by the band and done in close co-operation with SINDROME vocalist Troy Dixler. "Resurrection - The Complete Collection" will be released as a noble two-CD digipak with slipcase and 36-page booklet as well as an LP with a 16-page LP size booklet and bonus CD. The entire audio material has been carefully remastered from original sources to guarantee an optimal listening experience. Metalion (Slayer magazine) has written an introduction to the release and Laurent Ramadier (Snakepit magazine) has conducted an extensive interview with Troy Dixler giving you a deep insight into the band's history. The cover artwork and additional design was done by Gustavo Sazes (MORBID ANGEL, ARCH ENEMY). As a special bonus, SINDROME has unearthed the lost track "Brought To The End" from the recording session of "Into The Halls Of Extermination" — an awesome track that now finally can be offered to the fans. Besides the two demos and the bonus track, "Resurrection - The Complete Collection" includes a full bootleg live show from Chicago, recorded in 1988, when SINDROME supported DEATH on their "Scream Bloody Gore" tour. The show is unedited and has a pretty raw sound, but it captures the intensity of SINDROME's live shows very well. It also includes the tracks "Surround The Prisoner" and "Psychic Warfare", two songs from the very early days that were never properly recorded in the studio. "Resurrection - The Complete Collection" offers over 88 minutes of relentlessly raging thrash/death metal and is a mandatory purchase for every fan of U.S. thrash metal and especially for the worshippers of the glorious heydays of the Chicago metal scene that brought up bands like DEVASTATION, TERMINAL DEATH, DEATH STRIKE, ZOETROPE, FUNERAL NATION, CYCLONE TEMPLE, ZNÖWHITE, NUM SKULL, FUNERAL BITCH and MASTER. Said Chris Reifert (AUTOPSY, ex-DEATH): "This stuff still sounds kick-ass! I was ready for it way back when, as I had already been into DEVASTATION and TERMINAL DEATH. SINDROME did not disappoint and I'm glad it's finally getting the proper treatment all these years later. I have a soft spot in my rotten soul for the good ol' demo days, when everything hadn't already been done and SINDROME was definitely part of that movement. I am very much looking forward to cranking this release up loud!" Added Lars Petrov (ENTOMBED A.D., NIHILIST, MORBID, FIRESPAWN): "It's great news that Century Media are releasing old stuff with my favorites SINDROME! People need to hear this legendary underground band with my personal influence Troy Dixler on vocals! Check it out!" The pre-sale of "Resurrection - The Complete Collection" has started! Head here and order your copy now. For those still unfamiliar with SINDROME, check out the track "Cathedral Of Ice" below.

SICK PUPPIES Announce New Frontman, Release 'Stick To Your Guns' Song Snippet

from: Blabbermouth, on: Monday, February 8, 2016 - 15:35

SICK PUPPIES has announced the addition of Houston-based singer-guitarist Bryan Scott to the group's ranks. Scott previously played with GLASS INTREPID and DEV ELECTRIC and briefly toured as vocalist for EMPHATIC in 2011. A snippet of a brand new SICK PUPPIES song called "Stick To Your Guns", featuring Scott, is available below. The fill track will be made available in March, to be followed by a new album in the spring. SICK PUPPIES has stayed relatively low-key since splitting with singer and guitarist Shim Moore in 2014, but is now finally ready to resurface. Scott told Loudwire: "As soon as I found out about the lineup change, my gut feeling told me to reach out to [bassist] Emma [Anzai] and [drummer] Mark [Goodwin], and we clicked right away. I knew this was a shot that could change the course of my life so I flew out to L.A. to audition the next morning." Added Anzai and Goodwin: "Before we met Bryan in person, we knew he’d be a great fit. His audition of 'Odd One' and 'You're Going Down' was on point and from there the music progressed naturally." SICK PUPPIES has booked several festival dates for this year, including Welcome To Rockville on May 1, Carolina Rebellion on May 6 and Rock On The Range on the weekend of May 20.

MOTÖRHEAD Guitarist PHIL CAMPBELL's Solo Album To Feature Guest Appearance By SLIPKNOT's CHRIS FEHN

from: Blabbermouth, on: Monday, February 8, 2016 - 15:18

Chris Fehn of SLIPKNOT has recorded some drums for MOTÖRHEAD guitarist Phil Campbell's forthcoming solo album. Also scheduled to appear are JUDAS PRIEST frontman Rob Halford and UGLY KID JOE vocalist Whitfield Crane. Asked by Headbangers Lifestyle's Lilo at the end of last year if there are any plans for him to write and an autobiography or have a film made about his life, Campbell responded: "I don't want a film about my life; no way. I'm working on a book of the funny stuff. I don't want a life story; I just want the funny stuff. [It's] gotta be documented, 'cause some of it's pretty bizarre and unbelievable. It's totally funny, though. [It's a book about] my experiences. It's what would normally not happen if you weren't in this band." Regarding when fans can expect to see his book released, Campbell said: "I'm seriously working on it now in January. It'll be a year or two [before it comes out], but it'll be worth it." Asked in a 2012 interview if he has ever considered making a solo album, Phil responded: "Yes, I have thought about it a lot. But I shelved it a couple years ago, because I've decided that I want to write a book about all the insane things that happen on tour. So, I'm trying to compile all of those stories and funny situations. So, at this point, I'm working on that. But, I'm a bit lazy, so it's taken a while. But as far as a solo record, I do have a studio at home, it's just hard finding the time. With MOTÖRHEAD, we've been working so hard, for so long." MOTÖRHEAD was forced to cancel three shows last November after Campbell became ill and required hospitalization. MOTÖRHEAD frontman Ian "Lemmy" Kilmister, who celebrated his 70th birthday on Christmas Eve (December 24), learned two days later that he was afflicted with an aggressive form of cancer. He died two days later, on December 28, at his home in Los Angeles.

In the studio w Phil Campbell tonight. We're recording some straight greasy shit for everyone!!!

A photo posted by Chris Fehn (@realchrisfehn) on Feb 7, 2016 at 1:13pm PST

Sunn O))) - Announce Spring 2016 North America Shows

from: Metal Storm, on: Monday, February 8, 2016 - 13:08

Drone doom metal masters <a href=/bands/band.php?band_id=1607&bandname=Sunn+O%29%29%29>Sunn O)))</a> will be presenting their latest album <i>Kannon</i> live in North America this spring. First, the band will perform at Big Ears Fest in Knoxville on April 2nd, appearing as one of the main acts. The festival will be immediately followed by shows in Nashville, Athens, Atlanta, Jacksonville, and Tampa through April 8th. Later that month, <a href=/bands/band.php?band_id=1607&bandname=Sunn+O%29%29%29>Sunn O)))</a> will travel to Austin to take part in Levitation 2016 and will assemble again in May, with a set at Moogfest in Durham, North Carolina. <a href="/events/news_comments.php?news_id=28587>Read more...</a>

New Keepers Of The Water Towers - Stream New Track

from: Metal Storm, on: Monday, February 8, 2016 - 12:58

Good news for fans of <a href=/bands/band.php?band_id=8076&bandname=New+Keepers+Of+The+Water+Towers>New Keepers Of The Water Towers</a>! After releasing the epic <i>The Cosmic Child</i> album back in 2013, the Swedish progressive stoner band is now bringing us <i>Infernal Machine</i>, their new output. And we can already listen to some new material. The band has released the first advance track and it's called "The Forever War". Don't miss the opportunity to hear this gem below. <a href="/events/news_comments.php?news_id=28586>Read more...</a>

SINBREED: 'Moonlit Night' Video Released

from: Blabbermouth, on: Monday, February 8, 2016 - 12:50

"Moonlit Night", the new video from SINBREED, the German power metal band featuring BLIND GUARDIAN drummer Frederik Ehmke, can be seen below. The song is taken from SINBREED's new album, "Master Creator", which will be released on February 26 via AFM Records. SINBREED says: "The new album will include all the trademarks we developed on 'When Worlds Collide' and 'Shadows', plus a few things you may not have seen coming (piano, anyone?)." The track listing for the CD is as follows: 01. Creation Of Reality 02. Across The Great Divides 03. Behind A Mask 04. Moonlit Night 05. Master Creator 06. Last Survivor 07. At The Gate 08. The Riddle 09. The Voice 10. On The Run BLIND GUARDIAN guitarist Marcus Siepen recently left SINBREED. Said SINBREED in a statement: "There has not been — and there is not — any kind of dispute. In fact, since his main band BLIND GUARDIAN is touring that much, it was simply not possible for him to focus 100 percent on SINBREED, like he did the past years. "We are very thankful for having Marcus as a bandmember in our ranks for the last more than three years and we wish him nothing but the best." Added Siepen: "Back in 2012 when I joined SINBREED, we had just finished a world tour for BLIND GUARDIAN's 'At The Edge Of Time' album, so the timing was perfect for me. BLIND GUARDIAN would not be active for quite some time, which gave me the freedom to focus on something else without any problems. And I enjoyed every second of it. Suddenly playing with different people was a great experience for me that taught me a lot. At that time, SINBREED has not been signed to any label; we were free to do whatever we wanted so we played all kinds of gigs and at some point just started to work on new songs. This has also been a great experience and we had a lot of fun putting together the 'Shadows' album which even got us a record deal. And all this still happened while BLIND GUARDIAN were not active." He continued: "At the end of last year, we all met and talked about how to continue with SINBREED. For me, it was obvious that we would have to take a break because for the next two years I would be completely busy with BLIND GUARDIAN, our 'Beyond The Red Mirror' album was about to be released, so the whole promotion machinery was working at full throttle already and we were about to go on tour again, a tour that would (will) keep us on the road until around fall of 2016. I just didn't see any way to fully be there for SINBREED during this period because obviously BLIND GUARDIAN would be my only focus, just as SINBREED has been in the years before. "Unfortunately, but understandably, taking this break was not what the others had in mind. Of course, they wanted to get ahead with SINBREED and also our label wanted to have a new album, so it was obvious for me that I had to come to a decision about how I wanted to go on. "I know there are people that can handle being in more than just one band without bigger problems; they can switch between those bands easily. Unfortunately, I am not one of those people. I am not really able to do multitasking when it comes to bands, when my focus is on BLIND GUARDIAN, there is no room in my head for another band, just as there was no room for anything else while I was focusing completely on SINBREED. I knew I wouldn't be able to give 100 percent for SINBREED any time before the end of 2016, no matter if it was about songwriting, recording or playing live, and giving less than 100 percent is not an option for me." SINBREED's brand of power metal is described as a "blistering combination of speed, melodic and aggressive arrangements combined with high and soaring vocals."

Beastwars - Releasing New Album, Share Song

from: Metal Storm, on: Monday, February 8, 2016 - 12:49

New Zealand sludge/stoner masters <a href=/bands/band.php?band_id=7389&bandname=Beastwars>Beastwars</a> have recently shared a new song online. This tune will appear on their upcoming album <i>The Death Of All Things</i>, due out on April 22nd. The follow-up to <i>Blood Becomes Fire</i> was produced by <a href=/bands/band.php?band_id=7389&bandname=Beastwars>Beastwars</a> and James Goldsmith, mixed by Andrew Schneider (Unsane, Big Business) and mastered by Brad Boatright (<a href=/bands/band.php?band_id=2698&bandname=Sleep>Sleep</a>, <a href=/bands/band.php?band_id=7670&bandname=Windhand>Windhand</a>). Before its official release, you can hear the tasty tune "Call To The Mountain" down below. <a href="/events/news_comments.php?news_id=28583>Read more...</a>

The Duskfall - New Drummer Introduced

from: Metal Storm, on: Monday, February 8, 2016 - 12:43

Swedish melodic death metal act <a href=/bands/band.php?band_id=2684&bandname=The+Duskfall>The Duskfall</a>'s search for a new drummer is over as they just introduced their new man behind the drum kit, Simon Lindgren. He is replacing Fredrik Andersson, who was in the band briefly. You can see Simon Lindgren jamming in the video below, playing the band's "Farewell" song. <a href="/events/news_comments.php?news_id=28584>Read more...</a>

SLIPKNOT: Video Footage Of Frankfurt Concert

from: Blabbermouth, on: Monday, February 8, 2016 - 12:38

Fan-filmed video footage of SLIPKNOT's February 6 performance at Festhalle in Frankfurt, Germany can be seen below. SLIPKNOT kicked off its latest European headlining tour on January 18 in Helsinki, Finland. The band has selected "Goodbye" as the next single from its latest album, ".5: The Gray Chapter". SLIPKNOT is nominated in both "Best Rock Album" (".5: The Gray Chapter") and "Best Metal Performance" ("Custer") categories at the 58th annual Grammy Awards, which will be held on February 15 at Staples Center in Los Angeles and broadcast on CBS at 8 p.m. ET. ".5: The Gray Chapter" sold 132,000 copies in the U.S. in its first week of release to land at No. 1 on The Billboard 200 chart. SLIPKNOT singer Corey Taylor has confirmed that the band is considering writing and recording a double concept album to follow ".5: The Gray Chapter". SLIPKNOT percussionist Shawn "Clown" Crahan said recently that he would love to see the band record a double concept album in the vein of PINK FLOYD's "The Wall" and THE BEATLES' "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band". ".5: The Gray Chapter" was released in October 2014 following a six-year hiatus during which founding SLIPKNOT bassist Paul Gray died and original drummer Joey Jordison was dismissed.

Zhrine - New Song Streaming Online

from: Metal Storm, on: Monday, February 8, 2016 - 12:35

Here is your death metal fix! In 2007, a new Iceland band was born, <a href=/bands/band.php?band_id=3830&bandname=Gone+Postal>Gone Postal</a>. In 2014, they changed their name to <b>Shrine</b>. One year later, there was another band name change, and this time they came back under the <a href=/bands/band.php?band_id=9537&bandname=Zhrine>Zhrine</a> moniker and signed with Season Of Mist. Their debut album will drop on April 8th entitled <a href="/bands/album.php?album_id=87390&band_id=9537&bandname=Zhrine"><i>Unortheta</i></a>. You can hear the new song ''Spewing Gloom'' right here and see if you like the gloom. <a href="/events/news_comments.php?news_id=28578>Read more...</a>

Desolate Pathway - Announce New Bassist, Shows

from: Metal Storm, on: Monday, February 8, 2016 - 12:26

English doomsters <a href=/bands/band.php?band_id=8917&bandname=Desolate+Pathway>Desolate Pathway</a> have announced their new bass player and his name is Jamie Butler. The group who released their only album so far, <i>Valley Of The King</i>, two years ago, says Jamie is already seasoned in the London doom scene with his previous band <b>Ossiyan</b> and will be a great addition and completion to <a href=/bands/band.php?band_id=8917&bandname=Desolate+Pathway>Desolate Pathway</a>. You can catch them live on a few appearances in the next few months. <a href="/events/news_comments.php?news_id=28575>Read more...</a>