Yesterday, a story surfaced about As I Lay Dying singer Tim Lambesis getting arrested in alleged murder-for-hire plot. While we wait for his arraignment tomorrow. The band members have broken their silence on the issue:
To our fans,
As we post this, the legal process is taking its course and we have no more information than you do. There are many unanswered questions, and the situation wil... read more
As I Lay Dying vocalist Tim Lambesis was apparently arrested in Oceanside, California, May 7, accused of hiring a hitman to have his estranged wife killed, police said.
Lambesis was taken into custody after caught soliciting help from the detective who supposed to carry out the murder, the San Diego County Sheriff's Department said in a statement. Police had previously learned Lambesis was see... read more
PULP is once again pulling off the country's wildest music festival, the Pulp Summer Slam. This year's line up is the most diverse and odious ever beckoned to us.
Deathfest killers Cannibal Corpse and Metalcore veterans As I Lay Dying are among the headliners that will surely make the moshpit bakers and the slammers revel in the glory of brutality!
Pulp Summer Slam 13 'Till Death Do Us Par... read more
1 L'Enfant Sauvage - Gojira
(Drum rolls... the 'Best Record of the Year' goes to... the French metallers!) Although Gojira already possessed mountains of fans and a solid discography, the band is widely considered to be the breakout metal act of 2012. The band unveiled ‘L’Enfant Sauvage’ to universal acclaim, successfully balancing the band’s key components of brutality, beauty an... read more
Florida metallers TRIVIUM have completed recording their sixth album for a late summer release via Roadrunner Records. The CD is being produced by DISTURBED/DEVICE frontman David Draiman at a studio in Austin, Texas.
In a recent interview with PitCam.TV, TRIVIUM frontman Matt Heafy stated about the songwriting sessions for the band’s next CD: “I can tell you we do have a title, we do have songtitles, we do have 20 to 25 songs demoed, we do have an artist. Everything is set up — all the visuals and everything — but it’s all secret. Hopefully it comes out the third quarter of next year. We’re recording in January, February and March in Austin, Texas; that’s all I can say [about] that. It’s gonna be great; it’s gonna be really, really great. It’s too difficult to describe in metal adjectives, like ‘heavy,’ ‘brutal,’ melodic,’ all this stuff, like every band does. Also, the classic phrase: ‘our best album ever.’ I can say that with ‘In Waves’, it was finally an album that all the fans of the previous four… We’ve got very divided fans: ‘I just like ‘Ember’.’ ‘I just like ‘Crusade’.’ ‘I just like ‘Ascendancy’.’ ‘I just like ‘Shogun’.’ Everyone could agree on ‘In Waves’. And simultaneously, everywhere in the world, ‘In Waves’ received the biggest reaction. With the next record, people can expect the best parts of everything we’ve ever done across all five records on one.”
TRIVIUM’s latest album, “In Waves”, sold 22,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to land at position No. 13 on The Billboard 200 chart — the highest U.S. chart entry of the band’s career. The group’s previous CD, “Shogun”, opened with just under 24,000 units back in October 2008 to debut at No. 23. The effort followed up “The Crusade”, which registered a first-week tally of 31,000 copies in October 2006 to enter the chart at No. 25.
In an announcement that should come as a shock to absolutely nobody, Megadeth have announced they have parted ways with Roadrunner Records and they are currently free agents.
Mustaine posted the above tweet yesterday, making mention of his recent Grammy nomination, and seemed rather humble in the tweet, which is far different than how he’s previously remarked in the press about his now former label.
“Kudos, Roadrunner, the is the first worldwide critically acclaimed record by the press, and the fans, and you just can’t seem to get this right. This is the first time that everyone likes a record of mine, and you can’t get us on the radio or into the stores.
“I can’t tell you how many stores I go into while on tour and I see nothing. And all I hear from [Roadrunner] is we are committed to the record.
That was in 2009. In 2010, he said:
“We’re getting ready to start the next MEGADETH record in January and the funny thing is my manager is telling me now how Roadrunner is going out of their way now to try and give me this new huge deal, and I just don’t want it. I don’t want it. The treatment’s been terrible over the years, and I just don’t want it. I would rather retire than continue to play like that. Either we’re gonna release digitally or [see] what happens next. We’ve got this last record [that we owe to] Roadrunner [as part of our current contract]; it’s gonna be a great record ’cause the songs are really, really good. ‘Cause I don’t want my side of the bargain to be tainted — I wanna be a gentleman and be respectful and deliver my side of the deal, whether or not the other party has or not.”
If anything, I doubt Roadrunner extended their offer again in 2011 or this year, after Mustaine has constantly been in the news for political things he’s said. Believe me, the label noticed all the negative press he received, as did other labels. I’ve heard some horror stories from people involved at Roadrunner in the past (most of whom have since been let go) that Mustaine was nothing but a hard time to deal with, burning bridges with members of the staff from day one.
But where will Megadeth end up? Some fellow bloggers presume Megadeth will sign to Metallica‘s newly formed record label, but I feel that is a pipe dream. It seems that Metallica’s label is just a front to sell their own music, and not necessarily anybody else’s. I can’t see many major labels interested in such a loose cannon like Mustaine, so maybe he’ll end up on an indie like Napalm or Candlelight. I’m sure Dave would rather be a big fish in a little pond anyway.
Lamb of god have showered us with another grace by constructing Resolution, a follow up to the band’s Grammy nominated album Wrath in 2009. Guitarist Mark Morton says that “unlike any other album before, this album was written over the course of a couple of years, at least with the guitars. Willie and I starting songwriting as soon as we started touring Wrath.” Resolution will feature 14 songs and will come in a digipack including an artwork by longtime art director Ken Adams.
01. Straight For The Sun
03. Ghost Walking
05. The Undertow
06. The Number Six
11. Terminally Unique
12. To The End
14. King Me
A new breed of sound awaits us on December 6 as we witness the release of Korn‘s 10th studio album The Path Of Totality. Korn infuse more power in them, the record says straight up revolution and we cant go wrong with anarchy dubstep and electronic herds, who collaborated in the making of this album such as Skrillex, Excision, Downlink, Noisia, Feed Me, 12th Planet, and Flinch.
“The title The Path of Totality refers to the fact that in order to see the sun in a full solar eclipse, you must be in the exact right place in the exact right time,” Korn frontman Jonathan Davis explained. “That’s how this album came together. I think all the producers feel the same way. I’m not sure it could ever happen again.”
The standard album has 11 songs and special edition includes a DVD of The Encounter featuring a full length HD of one of their enigmatic concerts, as well as interviews with the band about the concept of the record, totaling over 1 hour and 50 minutes of footage.
10 years wow I remember when the songs Left Behind and My Plague were drastically murdering the NU107 Midnight Countdown chart fighting for sweet deviled goat cheese. This 10th anniversary reissue of Slipknot’s second album is ready for a new pastor starting November 1 via Roadrunner Records. The 2CD/1DVD set will include the original album, previously unreleased live audio from the band’s 2002 DVD “Disasterpieces” where the band’s 2002 show at the London Arena was captured by 30 cameras and released as a concert film plus “Goat”, an-hour film by M. Shawn Crahan featuring a tale of the awesomeness Iowa era.
Disc 1: “Iowa”
02. People = Shit
04. My Plague
05. Everything Ends
06. The Heretic Anthem
08. Left Behind
09. The Shape
10. I Am Hated
11. Skin Ticket
12. New Abortion
15. My Plague (New Abuse Mix)
Disc 2: Disasterpieces – Live In London 2002
02. People = Shit
04. Left Behind
10. Drum Solo
11. My Plague
12. New Abortion
13. The Heretic Anthem
14. Spit It Out
15. Wait And Bleed
Goat (hour-long film capturing the insanity of Iowa
I will start it with this interview via Austria’s Mulatschag TV. Come on check it out! Guitarist/vocalist Mikael Åkerfeldt talks about his family, tour, becoming the metal Bono and possibly doing a solo album. Its very interesting to hear something light, something you wouldn’t expect to hear from this guy! Especially knowing how does Opeth sound and I must say he didn’t scare me at all if you know what I mean. I always look forward to hearing Opeth’s tragic melancholy rhythm with dark suffocation in the shadow. They’re great! definitely one of the best Swedish bands – most respected progressive metallers.
New album ‘Heritage‘ will be in stores on September 20 through Roadrunner Records. The cd was produced by the band’s frontman, Mikael Åkerfeldt, recorded at Atlantis studios (formerly Metronome studios) in Stockholm. Brainstormed with Steven Wilson (PORCUPINE TREE), Travis Smith also worked with Åkerfeldt to create, design and execute the album’s artwork.
02. The Devil’s Orchard
03. I Feel The Dark
08. The Lines In My Hand
10. Marrow Of The Earth
Special-Edition Digipack CD/DVD
As above plus additional DVD including:
* Bonus audio tracks: “Pyre” and “Face In The Snow”
* 5.1 mix of the whole album
* “Making of the album” documentary
* Card to download the bonus tracks
* Limited-edition OPETH coin (until stocks last)
With an album title that only hints at the unbridled chaos that has engulfed Dream Theater’s world over the last year, this first album without drummer Mike Portnoy is a pivotal moment in the band’s twenty six year history. With an expectant fan base, Dream Theater quite simply had to deliver a “classic” Dream Theater album. If they moved too far away from their blueprint, or stacked the album with “filler”, they would be immediately be castigated for letting Portnoy leave in the way he did and for rebuffing his attempt to rejoin the band a few weeks later. The central reason Portnoy cited for his departure was that he felt that the band had become stale and that they needed an extended break to recharge. Put simply, he felt that if the band were to survive, something needed to change in order for them to create truly special albums once again. The ultimate irony here is that by leaving, Portnoy has provided that spark, and indeed Dream Theater have returned with a fresh and frankly stunning album in A Dramatic Turn Of Events.
Just a quick note about the skeleton on the album cover of The Blackening, did you guys find out something amusing or when you actually see yourself in the mirror, did it flatter, not? Take this Only death reveals what a nothing the body of man is. – John Payne 1639.
The new single Locust is hovering the airwaves and Im sure heavy metal groupies are excited to suck ‘Unto the Locust’ which is the forthcoming seventh full-length studio album ready to squirt on September 27, 2011. Machine Head are my path of the past in fact this album will highlight the band’s authority they earned in the music scene for almost 2 decades. You could pre-order the album through their label Roadrunner Records. Metal Hammer Magazine UK will also be releasing album with a special-edition fan pack consisting of a 132–page special issue with exclusive behind-the-scenes access to the making of the new album, extensive interviews with every member, never-before-seen historic shots from the band’s personal collections, a guide to their custom rigs, and a diary of their massive Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival.
When I hear about Mastodon the first thing that comes to mind is blank. There is no exact definition but the idea is perplex. Mastodon created tooth and breast in them whatever that is – it made true to their name. I guess I was strongly influenced by their track Oblivion, I can listen to that a hundred times in single sitting whilst on the road or killing time in the corner. I expect more and hope to find kindred in the upcoming 5th studio album ‘The Hunter’, releasing it via Reprise Records, 3rd CD to date since the band signed up with them but first cd brainstormed with producer Mike Elizondo and Roadrunner Records will help them distribute the work outside North America. Brent Hinds told MTV Germany that the reason behind the name of the album ‘The Hunter’ is to honor his brother who died while hunting during the making of the album. The new record will hit the stores on September 27, 2011. The cool thing about is each limited edition package includes a CD/DVD housed in a digipack with an exclusive alternative artwork cover, a 20′ x 30′ lenticular poster featuring the album cover of the standard CD plus there’s more you also get the thing they call Augmented Reality 3D to make it work you just have to use a camera on your computer and it will turn your face into ‘The Hunter’ sculpture from the album cover.
“The Hunter” track listing:
1. Black Tongue
2. Curl Of The Burl
5. Octopus Has No Friends
6. All The Heavy Lifting
7. The Hunter
8. Dry Bone Valley
10. Creature Lives
12. Bedazzled Fingernails
13. The Sparrow
The songs 14. The Ruiner and 15. Deathbound are part of the limited package.