Meet Compressorhead, literally the most metal band ever. They like doing covers including this great Motorhead cover.
Beer and rock have always been coupled together much like copious amounts of beer and "great" decision making have. AC/DC have decided to make your life easier by bringing you both the alcohol and the jams under just one name (much like a few big name bands have in the past)! (more…)
AC/DC's "Highway To Hell" is a fantastic song. And, I guess I'm not the only person who feels this way. New Hampshire resident Joyce Coffey seems to be a big fan of the band as well. Last week, she was grooving to Bon Scott and company when police knocked on her door and asked her to lower the volume due to noise complaints from neighbors.
She wasn't about to take no gruff from the authorities, so the cops returned a few hours later and arrested her. (more…)
There have been worse computer worms! According to a blog post by a leading Finnish security firm researcher, a recent computer worm or "virus" infected the labs of an Iranian nuclear energy facility. Clearly, one of the interns was trying to download some Game of Thrones episodes, and clicked the wrong "Download Now" button, because the group got a message saying the computers were compromised and some were playing AC/DC's "Thunderstruck." The full email: (more…)
Hey Parker Brothers, Metallica wasn't enough? Now you have to go and tarnish AC/DC's name too? I guess they are no strangers to licensing. Regardless, there is an AC/DC Monopoly game coming out where "players will buy, sell and trade AC/DC albums and international locations. Players improve their properties with gold and platinum records." Oh, how exciting. The game is expected to be released in August.
Above is your first taste of Rust In Peace Live, the new live DVD from Megadeth documenting the band performing their landmark album from beginning to end earlier this year. I had the opportunity to see the band on the recent American Carnage tour, and MegaDave could NOT pull off the vocals live anymore, making me wonder if some of this was overdubbed in the studio later on (that sort of stuff happens all the time folks)
Lovers of the guitar riff will appreciate that The Sword is currently streaming their new release, Warp Riders on their MySpace page. In the past, my main critique of this band was they were too obviously a Sabbath ripoff. But the two tracks I've listened to so far do not give off that vibe, and come off much more original.
Mutiny Within have posted a cover of AC/DC's Highway to Hell over at SMN News, the track starts off very similar to the original and then kicks into Mutiny-esque mode.
Finally, if you are the type of person that attended Warped Tour and might enjoy the softer side of the rock spectrum, you might enjoy Conditions. The band is featured in the upcoming AP/Hot Topic Mini Mag, available at Hot Topic stores beginning September 7th
It's official: AC/DC are coming back to Donington Park to headline the 2010 incarnation of the Download Festival. This will be the band's 3rd appearance headlining a festival in Donington. Among the other announced acts for the 3 day festival which kicks off Friday June 13th are: THEM CROOKED VULTURES, DEFTONES, STONE TEMPLE PILOTS, BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE, MEGADETH, MOTORHEAD, WOLFMOTHER and VOLBEAT. More bands will be announced soon, with tickets going on sale this Friday, Jan. 29th. I don't know if this initial lineup is enough to warrant a trip to the UK, but if you are one of our European junkies, this sounds like a decent bill to trek out to. Here is a little more enticement. AC/DC playing "Thunderstruck" the last time they invaded Donington… (more…)
The Grammy awards are probably best summed up by MINISTRY's AL JOURGENSEN, who once said, "Getting nominated for a Grammy is like getting the big, fat, wet kiss from your wrinkly old Aunt at Thanksgiving or Christmas." On that note, Ministry are getting a sloppy wet one this year, along with JUDAS PRIEST, MEGADETH, SLAYER and LAMB OF GOD in the Grammy category that'll never live down the award it gave to JETHRO TULL. Once again, "Best Metal Performance" is all established, big-name bands (including a 30-year-old Priest song), and "Best Hard Rock Performance" is an absolute embarrassment (NICKELBACK? LINKIN PARK? "Unforgiven III?"). Aren't you glad you never watch this? Full "Hard Rock" and "Metal" nominees are after the jump. (more…)
by: James Greene Jr.
Get ready for more AC/DC than you can shake your wang at. On November 10, everyone's favorite Aussie rock institution will drop Backtracks, a box set of previously unreleased tracks available in two editions.
Edition the first is the slimmer one, boasting a mere two discs of studio/live rarities and a DVD of videos/live performances.
Edition the second, the "Deluxe Limited Collector's Edition," throws in everything but the kitchen sink: you get three discs of studio/live rarities, two DVDs (one of which is an entire AC/DC concert), a 164 page coffee book collecting photos of the band throughout their history, an LP of AC/DC rarities (same ones found on the first edition), a bunch of AC/DC "original memorabilia reproductions" (including a button, a temporary tattoo, a guitar pick, etc) and the pièce de résistance, a single watt amplifier that all this junk comes in. That's right – this AC/DC box set comes with its own amp. Hell, it is its own amp!
So plug in and play along November 10. Just be sure you have some bones set aside; the "Deluxe" version of Backtracks retails in the neighborhood of $200.
OK, get over your reservations about wasting your wallet for a ticket and go see AC/DC. Nothing from your CDs, DVDs or barroom shoutalongs can prepare you for how awesome this band really is live.
The lights at Madison Square Garden dimmed, giving way to a big screen cartoon with a vague story about Angus Young conducting a speeding locomotive. Two animated lovelies seduced Angus, knocked him out and hijacked the train, culminating in a high-speed wreck that flung five filthy-looking old men out onto the Garden stage. The opening chords to "Rock n' Roll Train," a new song that melds some of the oldest themes in rock history, assured you that the bedlam had barely even taken off. (more…)
Not much by way of metal releases this week, but it's not every day that AC/DC graces us with a new record, so enjoy.
Oft-imitated and never equaled, AC/DC sound pretty much just like they've always sounded over the past 35 years on their new studio album. Unless you've got an aversion to Wal-Mart, who have an exclusive on Black Ice, anyone who likes grimy, catchy hard rock should dig this. Enjoy some new songs streaming here.
Eagles of Death Metal – Heart On (Downtown)
Coming off a well-publicized spat with Axl Rose, Josh Homme's psychobilly band is back with a raging Heart On. Huh huh. Check out the video for the first single, "Wannabe in LA," right here.
Hank Williams III – Damn Right, Rebel Proud (Curb)
Former Superjoint Ritual bassist/American music royalty Hank III offers up country-inflicted punk akin to Rebel Meets Rebel, the Pantera/David Allan Coe collaboration that Hank III also partook in. Preview the new record here.
Check out the rest of tomorrow's releases after the jump… (more…)
Here is the full itinerary for AC/DC's return to North America. Quite a trek if you ask me. You can rock all night long with the ultimate party band when they hit your town:
Oct. 28 – Wilkes-Barre, PA – Wachovia Arena
Oct. 30 – Chicago, IL – Allstate Arena
Nov. 03 – Indianapolis, IN – Conseco Fieldhouse
Nov. 05 – Auburn Hills, MI – Palace of Auburn Hills
Nov. 07 – Toronto, ONT – Rogers Centre
Nov. 09 – Boston, MA – TD Banknorth Garden
Nov. 12-13 – New York, NY – Madison Square Garden
Nov. 15 – Washington, DC – Verizon Center
Nov. 17 – Philadelphia, PA – Wachovia Center
Nov. 19 – East Rutherford, NJ – IZOD Center
Nov. 21 – Columbus, OH – Schottenstein Center
Nov. 23 – Minneapolis, MN – Xcel Energy Center
Nov. 25 – Denver, CO – Pepsi Center
Nov. 28 – Vancouver, BC – General Motors Place
Nov. 29 – Seattle, WA – KeyArena
Nov. 30 – Tacoma, WA – Tacoma Dome
Dec. 02 – Oakland, CA – Oracle Arena
Dec. 06 – Los Angeles, CA – The Forum
Dec. 10 – Phoenix, AZ – US Airways Center
Dec. 12 – San Antonio, TX – AT&T Center
Dec. 14 – Houston, TX – Toyota Center
Dec. 16 – Atlanta, GA – Philips Arena
Dec. 18 – Charlotte, NC – Time Warner Cable Arena
December 20 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ Bank Atlantic Center
December 21 – Tampa, FL @ St. Pete Times Forum
January 5 – Cleveland, OH @ Quicken Loans Arena
January 7 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Mellon Arena
January 9 – Toronto, ON @ Rogers Centre
January 11 – Cincinnati, OH @ U.S. Bank Arena
January 13 – St. Louis, MO @ Scottrade Center
January 15 – Omaha, NE @ Qwest Center
January 17 – Fargo, ND @ Fargodome
January 19 – Minneapolis, MN @ Xcel Energy Center
January 21 – Kansas City, MO @ Sprint Center
January 23 – Dallas, TX @ American Airlines Center
January 26 – Tulsa, OK @ BOK Center
January 28 – Little Rock, AR @ Alltel Arena
January 30 – Memphis, TN @ FedEx Forum
January 31 – Nashville, TN @ Sommet Center
AC/DC's new single, "Rock 'N Roll Train" has been posted on the band's official website. This new direction for AC/DC can be described as rather psychadelic…not really, IT'S FRIGGEN AC/DC. You already know what the song sounds like before even hearing it, and that's just fine!
SLIPKNOT's entire new CD All Hope Is Gone is currently streaming at AOL Music
There is a new new e-card online for THE HAUNTED's new record Versus and it's pretty fucking awesome. Crank up your speaker and jam out to their single Moronic Colossus right here
WHITECHAPEL has posted the track "Eternal Refuge" on their MySpace page.
Download an MP3 of SIGH covering VENOM's "Black Metal" on BrooklynVegan.
Supergroup shmoopergroup! There is a band named UNITED NATIONS which (officially) features the dude from Thursday and the dude from Glassjaw and probably a dude from CONVERGE. They are calling it powerviolence, its pretty awesome. Check out their entire album on their MySpace page.
Watch a live version of HATEBREED's "I Will Be Heard" at Headbanger's Blog.
Check out an awesome clip that Earache posted of MUNICIPAL WASTE going record shopping with our very own Grim Kim by clicking here.