September, 2009 Archive
Everybody knows there is drama with THE ACACIA STRAIN and EMMURE due to the former rightly feeling the latter stole their sound. Acacia less than subtly hinted at it when we interviewed them last year. This has been quite an ongoing war of words but there was a physical altercation between Acacia's Vincent Bennet and Emmure vocalist at Emmure's show last night in Clifton Park, NY – TO THE DEATH (ok that last part is not true), but Lambgoat has a full account of the story… (more…)
MEGADETH Headcrusher Video
I've been listening to MEGADETH's new CD Endgame and it's pretty fucking killer. The best 'deth CD in quite a while. Which is why I am incredibly stoked that the band just announced a full US tour with MACHINE HEAD, SUICIDE SILENCE and ARCANIUM in toe. Unfortunately, the tour doesn't seem to hit too many major markets, making me wonder if they are saving those for a bigger tour package. YOU SCHMUCKS BETTER COME TO NY, DAMN IT! Full dates after the jump… (more…)
Ok, this might not exactly be "metal news" but it's still pretty cool. In celebration of 15 years running of the Warped Tour, and to celebrate they had a concert on September 5th featuring some legendary punk bands including NOFX, BAD RELIGION, Ice T's BODY COUNT and PENNYWISE, as well as new favorites like UNDEROATH, RISE AGAINST and KATY PERRY and others. The whole show was taped and they will be airing the best clips from the shows in movie theaters nationwide. Punk rock comes to the big screen. Full details are available here (buy tickets here), and you can watch the trailer below… (more…)
Cannibal Corpse – Pulverised – The Bleeding
Judas Priest – The Sentinel – Defenders of the Faith
Anthrax – Efilnekufesin (N.F.L) – Among The Living
Candlemass – Under The Oak – Tales Of Creation
Death – Trapped in a Corner – Individual Thought Patterns
Fates Warning – Pirates of the Underground – Spectre Within
Iron Maiden – Flash Of The Blade – Powerslave
Ninth Kingdom – A Storm On The Horizon – Ninth Kingdom
Slayer – Altar of Sacrifice – Reign In Blood
Pantheon I – Ascending – Worlds I create
Star One – Songs Of The Ocean – Space Metal
Flotsam And Jetsam – Escape From Within – No Place For Disgrace
Life OF Agony – River Runs Red – River Runs Red
Type O Negative – Be My Druidess – October Rust
To celebrate our 4 year anniversary of producing MSRcast, we have chosen track 4 from some of our favorite albums, new and old alike. Remember to contact us at email@example.com, and follow us over on Twitter. Come and join Evil C. and Papa Josh over on Facebook, and while you are there, join our facebook fan page, and of course on Myspace.
Last night I
watched suffered through the Video Music Awards. I figured I'd watch MUSE and see how terrible the state of pop music was, but mostly I watched because I was a masochist. There was nothing metal about the night except for one of the dudes from FALL OUT BOY wearing a Deathwish Inc shirt, the record label of CONVERGE frontman Jacob Bannon. We all know the band listens to metal, even do PANTERA covers sometimes.
So yea, that was the most "metal" thing that night. Well, Jack Black came out and did some dumb prayer to Satan, but it was dumb. Naturally, we embedded it if you want to torture yourself. It's after the jump… (more…)
The cover isn't really what I'd expect from these guys (more Sin City, less Texas v. Johnson,) but at first listen the new DYING FETUS sounds like the pretty solid death metal that they're capable of. It's called Descend Into Depravity, and it's all streaming right here. JOHN GALLAGHER is still the only original member, there's a new drummer and unless you know someone at Relapse, you can have a copy in your hands this upcoming Tuesday, September 15.
This week brought us to the final Friday Livecast (we're moving to Wed.) and brought us a podcast with 2 hosts who were m.i.a. Was this a bad thing? Noa and Sid don't think so. Best show ever? Ya damn right…oh and we have a female listener and tales of Jenny's depraved houseboy.
SONATA ARCTICA – 8th Commandment
DIMMU BORGIR – IndoctriNation
VINTERSORG - Isjungfrun
IN FLAMES – Dawn Of A New Day
JEFF LOOMIS – Devil theory
ORIGIN – Finite
In his first public interview since being installed as new guitarist of OZZY OSBOURNE's band, guitarist GUS G. (also of FIREWIND) spoke to the Greek version of Metal Hammer magazine about how he was approached about joining Ozzy's band, and it almost sounds like a 15 year old who has a crush on a girl:
I got a message on my MySpace page from Rob 'Blasko', Ozzy's bass player, asking me what was doing, if was living in America or not and saying that he wanted to talk to me. I never thought he'd want me for something like that [playing with Ozzy]. I initially thought that maybe he wanted to talk to me about doing a project or something and then he told me that one of Ozzfest's managers was looking for me. The manager said that they wanted me to fly out to Los Angeles immediately for a show that Ozzy was about to do in Anaheim, California.
Ozzy had to send his friend to ask first! And, via MySpace of course! But before Ozzy could make the plunge, he had to make sure his friends liked Gus: (more…)
WHY?? WHY?? WHY??? First Twisted Sister, now Halford? That's unfortunately the case as the JUDAS PRIEST frontman will be releasing Halford III – Winter Songs on his own Metal God Records. The disc will include "a collection of new Halford-penned tracks plus traditional holiday favorites presented with original arrangements by HALFORD". Here are some of the tracks already announced:
- ‘Get Into The Spirit’
- ‘When Christmas Comes For Everyone’
- ‘Light Of The World’
- ‘What Child Is This’
- ”Oh Holy Night’
- ‘Come All Ye Faithful’
UGH!! The only saving grace is that Halford's backing band is full of seriously skilled musicians including Roy Z. on guitar, Metal Mike Chlasciak on guitar, Mike Davis on bass and (one of Frank's favorite drummers) Bobby Jarzombek on drums. So, it might be cool despite it's complete lameness. I guess we'll see at the end of the month when the first single is released (a full 3 months before winter even officially kicks off).
Did Halford not see our AntiChrist-mas special a few years back?
The Fall semester has just started for college students, and for young hipsters attending NYU one of the classes offered will be a glorified Guitar Hero sesh. The course is called "Guitar Heroes (and Heroines): Music, Video Games and the Nature of Human Cognition." So, you mean now I can pay 10 grand for a class where I match my button-tapping skills with fellow nerds? They quoted the professor offering the course who had a very "deep" comment to make:
"Video games are an understudied area," said Marcus. "People dismiss them unfairly, but 'Guitar Hero' is a good tool for teaching and I'm interested in the nature of learning." The course will tackle questions such as: "Why are human beings so easily sucked in by video games?" The class, which Marcus capped at 16 students, had a waiting list, he said.
Another question should be "Why are human beings sucked in to pay for an overpriced school with a meaningless educational program? The big question here is, will there be homework?
Regarding rumors of the 'Big Four' [METALLICA, SLAYER, MEGADETH and ANTHRAX] touring, I have heard nothing about this, other than gossip, and I don't think that anyone would turn it down, but there are a lot of things that would have to be worked out. A LOT!
Translation: They better offer me enough coke if they expect me to tour with them for a month. Ok, ok maybe not. He also seemed to try to make amends with SLAYER after everything that's recently went down in the press: (more…)
Above you will find an interview we conducted with the legendary Dave Lombardo of SLAAAYYEERRRR. It is just one of the many interviews we conducted at Mayhem Fest this summer and we will be posting all of them over the course of the next few days. Rob and Scarlett double-teamed the event, with Rob conducting interviews mid-tour at the Camden, NJ stop and Scarlett conducting interviews at the last stop of the tour in Oklahoma City, OK. Besides the SLAYER Interview, we have already posted interviews with CANNIBAL CORPSE, KILLSWITCH ENGAGE and WHITECHAPEL. Make sure to check those out.
In the next few days we will be uploading additional interviews with THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER, BEHEMOTH, TRIVIUM, JOB FOR A COWBOY and ALL THAT REMAINS so make sure to keep checking back for all the awesomeness!
Coalesce recently embarked on their first European trek ever, so we asked them to document the journey in the form of a few tour blogs. This is the first blog in a three-part series about their touring, with each blog written by a different member of the band. This final entry was written by guitarist Jes Steineger. You can also check out Part I and Part II of these blogs.
some of the crarzy art in our hostel in berlin
Day 11: Cassiopeia (Berlin/Germany)
I had been looking forward to Berlin for the entire trip. Really, I had been looking forward to Germany in general for the entire trip. Initially, my plan was to have our driver stop in Weimar on the way from Vienna so as to see some sites affiliated with Master Goethe, but there just wasn’t time. Neither was there time to see anything affiliated with Nietzsche, Hegel, Heidegger, Kant, or Schelling either. Of the 15 days on this tour, at least 12 of those days cumulatively were on the road. 16 shows in 15 days doesn’t leave much time for anything but driving. Since most of our shows were in Germany though, we were still able to see so much of the country (in all its over-graffiti-ed glory). (more…)
photo by Justina Villaneuva
As I watched Alice in Chains power through their amazing 90+ minute set at Irving Plaza this past Tuesday, I couldn't help but think of how many modern rock radio bands ripped off Jerry Cantrell's signature sound. There probably wouldn't be a modern rock radio if it wasn't for Alice In Chains. In fact, I tweeted "All shitty new radio rock bands need to bow down at the alter of Sir Jerry Cantrell. Lookin at you Shinedown!" (more…)
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