September, 2008 Archive
Ever want to know what its like to go on tour with a working-class musician? METAL Injection correspondent Justina Villanueva is currently on the road with Psyopus on the Grinding to Cataclysm Tour (dates here) and will be checking in every few days with war stories from the road…
The trance of tour life can't be escaped. It takes months to weeks to prepare. Once you're on the road your life becomes driving to a different everyday, which could be cool until you get to a city you like and realize you can only spend 3 hours there before you must get into the scummy van all over again. Day after day we unload gear from the van, the band plays, load gear into the van, stay with someone or drive to the next city and then it all starts all over again. We passed our longest drive of 16 hours two weeks ago. It went from Tuesday to Wednesday.? A couple days later we had another: 11 hours from Portland, Oregon to Palo Alto, Calif.. But, thank god for Metallica Friday. For those of you who are over 16 and therefore did not attend the first Friday show in Arlington Heights, IL, you might have missed watching the greatest cover of "Master of Puppets" in person, but you can enjoy a rough version below.
There were rumors of what unrehearsed Metallica song Psyopus and Fuck the Facts were going to cover the Metallica Friday following "Master of Puppets". It turned out to be a song whose lyrics can easily be converted to a new song entitled: "Creepy Dad." People got so crazy I thought we would leave the print shop called The Jungle, where an office transforms from a day job desk and coffee joint to a underground metal haven at night, in ruins. But, there was none of that.
There is one more Metallica Friday left. I promise it will be legendary. Metallica fans of the universe should make it to tonight to Atlanta!
A few months ago we revealed the entire track listing for Rock Band and today Activision announced the full track listing for it's main competitor, Guitar Hero: On Tour, which will feature, for the first time ever, drums, mic and bass. Full tracklisting below. To view all our previous Guitar Hero: On Tour coverage, click here.
311 – "Beautiful Disaster"
30 SECONDS TO MARS – "The Kill"
AIRBOURNE – "Too Much Too Young"
THE ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND – "Ramblin' Man"
ANOUK – "Good God"
THE ANSWER – "Never Too Late"
AT THE DRIVE-IN – "One Armed Scissor"
BEASTIE BOYS – "No Sleep Till Brooklyn"
BEATSTEAKS – "Hail to the Freaks"
BILLY IDOL – "Rebel Yell"
BLACK LABEL SOCIETY – "Stillborn"
BLACK REBEL MOTORCYCLE CLUB – "Weapon of Choice"
BLINK-182 – "Dammit"
BLONDIE – "One Way or Another"
BOB SEGER & THE SILVER BULLET BAND – "Hollywood Nights"
BON JOVI – "Livin' On A Prayer"
BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE – "Scream Aim Fire"
COLDPLAY – "Shiver"
CREEDENCE CLEARWATER REVIVAL – "Up Around The Bend"
THE CULT – "Love Removal Machine"
DINOSAUR JR. – "Feel The Pain"
THE DOORS – "Love Me Two Times"
DREAM THEATER – "Pull Me Under"
THE EAGLES – "Hotel California"
THE ENEMY – "Aggro"
FILTER – "Hey Man, Nice Shot"
FLEETWOOD MAC – "Go Your Own Way"
FOO FIGHTERS – "Everlong"
THE GUESS WHO – "American Woman"
HUSH PUPPIES – "You're Gonna Say Yeah!"
INTERPOL – "Obstacle 1"
JANE'S ADDICTION – "Mountain Song"
JIMI HENDRIX – "Purple Haze (Live)"
JIMI HENDRIX – "The Wind Cries Mary"
JIMMY EAT WORLD – "The Middle"
JOE SATRIANI – "Satch Boogie"
KENT – "Vinternoll2"
KORN – "Freak On A Leash"
LACUNA COIL – "Our Truth"
LENNY KRAVITZ – "Are You Gonna Go My Way"
LINKIN PARK – "What I've Done"
THE LIVING END – "Prisoner of Society"
LOS LOBOS – "La Bamba"
LOST PROPHETS – "Rooftops (A Liberation Broadcast)"
LYNYRD SKYNYRD – "Sweet Home Alabama (Live)"
MARS VOLTA – "L'Via L'Viaquez"
MC5's Wayne Kramer – "Kick Out The Jams"
METALLICA – "Trapped Under Ice"
MICHAEL JACKSON – "Beat It"
MODEST MOUSE – "Float On"
MOTÖRHEAD – "Overkill"
MUSE – "Assassin"
NEGRAMARO – "Nuvole e Lenzuola"
NIRVANA – "About a Girl (Unplugged)"
NO DOUBT – "Spiderwebs"
NOFX – "Soul Doubt"
OASIS – "Some Might Say"
OZZY OSBOURNE – "Crazy Train"
OZZY OSBOURNE – "Mr. Crowley"
PARAMORE – "Misery Business"
PAT BENATAR – "Heartbreaker"
R.E.M. – "The One I Love"
RADIO FUTURA – "Escuela De Calor"
RISE AGAINST – "Re-Education Through Labor"
SEX PISTOLS – "Pretty Vacant"
SILVERSUN PICKUPS – "Lazy Eye"
SMASHING PUMPKINS – "Today"
STEELY DAN – "Do It Again"
STEVE MILLER BAND – "The Joker"
STING – "Demolition Man (Live)"
THE STONE ROSES – "Love Spreads"
STUCK IN THE SOUND – "Toy Boy"
SUBLIME – "Santeria"
SURVIVOR – "Eye of the Tiger"
SYSTEM OF A DOWN – "B.Y.O.B."
TED NUGENT – "Stranglehold"
TED NUGENT's Original Guitar Duel Recording
TOKIO HOTEL – "Monsoon"
TOOL – "Parabola"
TOOL – "Schism"
TOOL – "Vicarious"
TRUST – "Antisocial"
VAN HALEN – "Hot For Teacher"
WILLIE NELSON – "On The Road Again"
WINGS – "Band on the Run"
ZAKK WYLDE's Original Guitar Duel Recording
Which game do you think has the better songs? Will you be getting both or just one? Let us know in the comments.
Welcome once again to Revelations of Doom, Grim Kim's guide to all things ugly, obscure, and awesome in the good ol' extreme metal underground. This time around, the spotlight comes to rest upon a genre quite near and dear to my heart – nasty, blasphemous, and raw-as-fuck black metal. Welcome to hell.
If the existence of our current Commander in Chief isn’t enough proof that the Lonestar State is a veritable breeding ground for pure evil, take an ear to some of its more sinister musical exports and you’ll find proof enough. After all, the likes of AVERSE SEFIRA, BROWN JENKINS, RIGOR MORTIS, and the mighty ABSU all hail from this conservative stronghold. For those of you that like your black metal as raw and diseased as the bloody meat that WATAIN tends to chuck at their crowds, allow me to introduce you to BAHIMIRON, Christraping progenitors of the next great Texas chainsaw (gutsfucking) massacre.
BAHIMIRON have been spreading their own particular brand of aural terrorism throughout the underground for years, releasing a string of cult demos and coming together with like-minded hellraisers SARGEIST on a 2006 split release. Their sound is brutal, ugly, and mean; positively nasty basslines (lain down by Jenoside, who also injects a rare shot of estrogen into this very male-dominated genre), appropriately rough-edged riffs straight outta circa-1994-Norway, a vocalist who sounds like he’s gargling a cathedral’s worth of broken stained glass, and a drummer who perpetually sounds as if he’s seconds away from losing all control and descending into outright chaos all lend a hand in making up the sonic maelstrom that is BAHIMIRON. This shit is fucking bestial.
The fine folks at Moribund just released Southern Nihilizm, Bahimiron’s first album of all-original material, this past August. Fans of BEHERIT, HORNA, BEHEXEN, and DARKTHRONE take note – if you haven’t already been worshipping at BAHIMIRON's blackened altar, it’s well past time for you to start.
This past Saturday, NECROPHAGIST played a special one-off gig opening for the mighty CARCASS. We had a chance to speak with frontman Muhammed Suiçmez. He spoke about when you could expect a new album from the band, opening for Carcass, his side project with Marco Minnemann, his custom Ibanez guitar, the Xiphos and much more. Its a really awesome interview. Click here to check it out.
For one day, and one day only, our brahs at MetalSucks.net have transformmed the site into MetallicaSucks.net, in celebration of their upcoming (mediocre) release of Death Magnetic tomorrow. The main page is filled with reviews by every writer on their roster as well as some tips from Lars Ulrich for appearing taller than you really are, including this gem:
BECOME ROMANTICALLY INVOLVED ONLY WITH TALL WOMEN
I know this might seem illogical, but it’s a little trick that my bud Tom Cruise taught me and it works. Here’s why: women hate to date guys who are shorter than they are. So if everyone sees you with a taller woman, they think, “Well, he must be taller than he looks.” Works like a charm. Tom, babe, if you’re reading this, thanks for the advice!
Head over to MetallicaSucks.net…today and today only for all the fun.
Holy crap! When I wrote in my review of Death Magnetic "Here's to hoping that some brash young audio engineer will take this album, and do an edit trimming all the excessive fat and pointless jamming into a solid album of catchy hits," I didn't think that somebody would actually do it! The internets have proven me wrong.
Earlier today our brothers from another mother over at MetalSucks posted a link to a lean, mean, trim, cut down version of Death Magnetic. YES!!!! I listened to a few of the tracks and its awesome! Thank you some random internet fan for doing what METALLICA's overpaid producers should have done in the first place! Viva La Intertico!
METAL Injection Photographer Trevor Campbell had the chance to hit up one of the recent stops of the BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE / BLEEDING THROUGH tour and checked in with some really sexy photos from the show. Check them out here
Lately, there has been a lot of speculation as to what's going on with the drummer for THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN. So, Headbangers Blog decided to go directly to the source, guitarist Ben Weinman and ask him just exactly what's going on. The answer is not surprising, Gil has a commitment to his other band STOLEN BABIES and they're trying to figure out a way things could work out for everybody. During the intervew, Ben also talks about dropping off the Suicide Silence tour, his plans for Dillinger’s next album, the band’s upcoming DVD, his opinion of deathcore and his new line of heavy metal t-shirts for dogs. Click here to listen to the interview
METAL Injection has the exclusive world premiere of the new video from HORSE THE BAND for the track "Murder". The video was directed by Gary Lachance at Mandatory Media who had this to say about the video:
The video was filmed live in Belgrade, Serbia midway through HORSE's Earth Tour which was self-funded, self-booked and traversed 45 countries in 90 days. The show was packed with crazed Serbians power drinkers who, before entering, had chugged innumerable 3-liter bottles of beer and gorged themselves on 5 pound hamburgers. They had come from far and wide. These were rural wildmen.. hill people. The venue was a cramped, smoky dungeon, with an overflowing bathroom, no security, terrible sound and a tiny stage that emptied onto a slimy concrete staircase, which was to serve as a battleground for the hundred or so fanatics in attendance. Things were looking good. And from the first note, it was nonstop anarchy, a heaving tangle of violence and hilarity as brutish men and merciless women performed a dance of death, hurling themselves and their opponents to the floor, crushing each other in 20-something dogpiles, tearing steel fences from the floor, destroying the few functioning light fixtures, removing their clothes, and coming dangerously close to ruining HORSE's equipment and ending the tour. Directed by Gary Lachance of Mandatory Media
Click here to watch the world premiere of "Murder"
Greetings fellow metal heads and gamers. This week brings us more metal for our plastic music games. First off, Harmonix shows more love for All That Remains, after putting them in Guitar Hero 2. Straight from Harmonix themselves, this week, as DLC for Rock Band, we get a 3 pack from, as they call them, the metal band, All That Remains.
ALL THAT REMAINS 3 PACK – $2.99 (240 Microsoft Points)
THIS CALLING – $.99 (80 Microsoft Points)
CHIRON $.99 (80 Microsoft Points)
TWO WEEKS $.99 (80 Microsoft Points)
"Two Weeks" and "Chiron" are exclusive to Rock Band for one week before their new album Overcome is released on September 16th. Each track will be available for a one month special offer of $.99 (80 Microsoft Points) per track or $2.99 (240 Microsoft Points for Xbox 360) for the three-pack. These tracks will be up on the Xbox Live Marketplace on Tuesday, and the PlayStation Network Store on Thursday. All tracks are masters.
Regardless of what you think of the Metallica album, Death Magnetic, (here's what we think) it is still being released for Guitar Hero 3 this Friday, day and date of the new album release. This is the first time that a full album download will be available for a rhythm based music game, the same day the actual album is in stores. According to Joystiq, this download will also be forward compatible with Guitar Hero World Tour when it releases in October. But for now you will just have to settle with playing only the guitar portion of the songs, even though there are two exclusive versions of "Suicide & Redemption" with extended solos to make it that much more difficult. You can get this for free from Best Buy when you pre-order the album, or you can purchase it on Xbox Live for 1440 points, or in real world dollars, $18 or on the PSN for $17.99. Sell outs, indeed.
Metal Injection recently had the chance to speak with New England hardcore masters THE ACACIA STRAIN. This interview was conducted right before the release of their new CD, Continent, and features one of the greatest intros to an interview in Metal Injection history. Check it out! Also check out three live songs we have just posted of the band: Woah! Shut It Down! and 3750 / 4×4 medly. Both clips are unbelievably heavy. Try to stay back from your monitor because you may end up punching your screen.
Whenever they feel like it, the editors of The Apparatus webzine will present a new tech album that you should do yourself a favor and grab to have your mind completely blown…
Madrid's own technical metal band, Hybrid, is one part hardcore, one part death, one part groove, one part sludge, and one part jazz. Hybrid have come a long way since their 2006 EP, Beyond Undeniable Entropy and have made a full-length album that is very, very exciting. It's rare to find a band that has a lot of power present in the studio recording sessions, and Hybrid have carefully balanced all those aforementioned musical genres into a style that is completely theirs. The album is highly ambitious and provides a very diverse, controlled experience. Do you like Meshuggah? How about Despised Icon? Do Lye By Mistake do anything at all for you? If you answered any kind positivity toward those three bands, it's a must to check out the MP3 below for two new tracks up on their debut, The 8th Plague out on Eyes of Sound Records.
Mutha fuckin' TOOL will be featured in the upcoming Guitar Hero: World Tour video game. Their hit songs "Schism", "Vicarious" and "Parabola" will be playable. The game will also include an all new-venue designed in collaboration with the band showcasing their unique art style, whatever that means. Either way, this has me slightly more interested in this game, as my original plan was to just buy Rock Band 2, because the Rock Band setlist just looks really sexy but this certainly makes GH a little more enticing. Are you going to buy the game? Let us know in the comments…
Metal Injection has just posted an interview with vocalist Jason Peppiatt of Tasmania's PSYCROPTIC at Summer Slaughter 2008. Jason discusses scene in Tasmania and Australia, the band's first time being in America, writing the new album Ob(Servant), the physics of toilet flushing and more. Click here to watch the interview. Also, if you haven't checked out our live footage of Psycroptic from this year's Summer Slaughter, peep that over here.
This summer's Mayhem Fest was so huge, we had to send out two photographers to cover the show. So check out two awesome galleries: Photos by Trevor Campbell and Photos by Jared Pettinato. Oh, and we know what you're asking…where are all your interviews, Rob?! Well, they are coming…not in 6 months, no, but very very soon, within the next two weeks or so, we will begin uploading our interviews, so stay tuned!