Monthly Archives: October 2018

Behemoth -Concert Review

Behemoth headlining concert review from The San Antonio Current http://www.sacurrent.com Link: https://www.sacurrent.com/sa-sound/archives/2018/10/24/behemoth-headlined-bill-delivers-night-of-sonically-challenging-extreme-metal Posted by Sanford Nowlin. Extreme metal isn’t everyone’s taste. But for those who find catharsis in pummeling songs of rage, terror and despair, Tuesday’s Behemoth-led bill at the Aztec Theatre showed just how creative metal can be when divorced from mainstream commercial concerns.…

Carcass – Ten Things You Didn’t Know About “Heartwork”

This article an article from Revolver Magazine about the Carcass album Heartwork by John Widerhorn author of the book “Louder Than Hell: An Oral History of Heavy Metal” available on Amazon. https://www.amazon.com/Louder-Than-Hell-Definitive-History/dp/0061958298/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1540399042&sr=8-1&keywords=louder+than+hell Article Link: https://www.revolvermag.com/music/carcass-heartwork-10-things-you-didnt-know-about-1993-death-metal-classic   Carcass’ ‘Heartwork’: 10 Things You Didn’t Know About 1993 Death-Metal Classic The early Nineties were a period of change…

VIDEO: Sodom – Headbanger’s Ball Tour Preview

New Sodom single and video out November 2 which is a live version of the song “One Step Over The Line”, the song also appears as the bonus track on the new upcoming EP “Partisan” due out November 23.

Sodom are also appearing on the MTV Headbangers Ball Tour 2018 with Exodus, Dark Angel and Suicidal Angels.

 

 

TOUR DATES:

MTV Headbangers Ball Tour 2018 (with Exodus, Death Angel, Suicidal Angels)

November
30 – Leipzig, Germany – Hellraiser

December
1 – Zlin, Czech Republic – Hala Euronics
2 – Budapest, Hungary – Barba Negra
3 – Wroclaw, Poland – A2
4 – Hamburg, Germany – Markthalle
5 – Tilburg, Netherlands – O13
6 – London, England  – The Electric Ballroom
7 – Oberhausen, Germany – Ruhrpott Metal Meeting
8 – Geiselwind, Germany – Christmas Bash
9 – Vienna, Austria – Arena
10 – Ravensburg, Germany – Oberschwabenhalle
11 – Wiesbaden, Germany – Schlachthof
12 – Saarbrücken, Germany – Garage
13 – Ludwigsburg, Germany – Rockfabrik
15 – Lausanne, Switzerland – Les Docks

 

 

 

 

 

Interview With Nergal From Behemoth

Interview with Nergal from www.ultimate-guitar.com Link: https://www.ultimate-guitar.com/news/interviews/nergal_i_composed_all_the_material_for_new_behemoth_album_just_playing_an_unplugged_gretsch_guitar.html   “I Loved You At Your Darkest,” Behemoth’s 11th album, is as brutal, savage and menacing as anything to ever come out of the dark and creative brain of the group’s singer and composer, Nergal. At the same time, there are uncharacteristically moody instrumental pieces, cleaner vocals and…

VIDEO: Cripple Bastards – Passi Nel Vuoto – New Video

New Video from Italian grindcore band Cripple Bastards who are celebrating 30 years of grindcore with the release of their seventh album.

Cripple Bastards – “Passi Nel Vuoto” from their new album “La Fine Cresce da Dentro” out November 9:

 

VIDEO: Misfits – Walk Among Us – Earache Records LP Reissues

 

Earache Records is Reissuing the classic 1982 Misfits album “Walk Among Us”  on a set of limited edition vinyl lp’s.

The vinyl reissue on Earache Records is an Officially Licensed Release from Warner Music and taken from the original “Walk Among Us” Master Tapes.

The LP has a new sleeve variant, with a green logo and a pink sky, pressed on 180g heavyweight vinyl and 350gsm heavyweight sleeve.

 

From www.earache.com :

Release Date: November 30, 2018

The term ‘legendary’ gets thrown around an awful lot these days. In this case however, the legacy of Misfits is undeniable, having transcended punk into popular culture, and when a band can be cited as an influence on names like Metallica, Guns N’ Roses, Green Day, Sum 41 and so many more, the term is simply unquestionable. Now their debut album, ‘Walk Among Us’, will be reissued on vinyl by Earache Records on November 30, with six different colours of vinyl available EXCLUSIVELY from this store.

Officially licensed from Warner Music, the audio for this vinyl is taken from the original master tapes, which have been supplied directly from Warner. Coming in a brand new sleeve variant, with a green logo and a pink sky, the vinyl will be pressed on 180g heavyweight vinyl, and will surely be considered the definitive vinyl edition of this punk classic.

 

 

For years, many long-time Earache fans have wondered what would be given the highly coveted MOSH666 catalog number. The answer is here, and it’s hard to think of a more fitting and appropriate album for this release.

As an added bonus, we have 1500 deluxe 12″ x 12″ art cards featuring ‘Cave Silhouette #2’, an alternate image that was considered for the original cover of “Walk Among Us”, taken by Eerie Von during the Cave Session in upstate New York, August 1981. Originally unused due to the low light and slightly out of focus shot, it has now been restored by Laura Jay for Eerie Von’s upcoming book of photography, ‘Misery Perfectum’. These art cards will be included for free with the first 1500 orders from our store!

Track Listing:

Side A:

1. 20 Eyes
2. I Turned Into A Martian
3. All Hell Breaks Loose
4. Vampira
5. Nike-A-Go-Go
6. Hatebreeders
7. Mommy Can I Go Out and Kill Tonight – Live

Side B:

8. Night Of The Living Dead
9. Skulls
10. Violent World
11. Devils Whorehouse
12. Astro Zombies
13. Braineaters

 

The “Walk Among Us” Vinyl Lp Reissue on Earache Records will be out November 30 and can be pre-ordered, some versions have already sold out.

Order at the Earache Records Web Store:

https://webstore.earache.com/misfits

Availability:

Vinyl colours – limited to 300 each:

• ’20 Eyes’ Clear
• ‘Martian’ Green
• ‘Devil’s’ Purple – SOLD OUT
• ‘Hatebreeder’ Red
• ‘Hell’ Orange
• ‘Skull’ White

Earache Records Also has a large selection of Misfits T-Shirts of their Web Store.

 

 

 

 

 

EMPEROR: Ihsahn Talks About Project With Rob Halford (Judas Priest) & Nergal (Behemoth)

Emperor Vocalist / Guitarist Ihsahn talks with Brave Words about a possible project with Rob Halford from Judas Priest and Nergal from Behemoth. www.bravewords.com Link: http://bravewords.com/news/ihsahn-talks-project-with-judas-priests-rob-halford-behemoths-nergal-that-would-be-something-that-i-d-love-to-do BraveWords had the honour of sitting down with legendary Emperor frontman Ihsahn recently to talk about about a number of topics including the band’s Anthems To The Welkin At…

VIDEO: Kataklysm – The Awakener Re-recorded Version New Preview

New Preview clip of Kataklysm’s re-recorded version of their classic song “The Awakener” originally released on their album “Temple Of Knowledge” with their original vocalist Sylvain Houde.

“Temple of Knowledge” was an important release in the history of Kataklysm and is a cult classic with fans, before their switch to vocalist Maurizio Iacono on their album “The Prophecy”.

Nuclear Blast Records Death Is Just The Beginning MMXVII compilation is looking like it’s going to be a great classic compilation release like their original compilations with tracks like Kataklysm – “The Awakener” and a demo from the new album by original Bay Area Thrash band Possessed.

 

 

 

VIDEO: Megadeth Beer Festival “Kegadeth”

Megadeth Beer Festival and “À Tout Le Monde” Beer:

https://www.megadethbeer.com/

 

From www.blabbermouth.net :

http://www.blabbermouth.net/news/megadeth-to-launch-kegadeth-metal-music-and-craft-beer-festival/

 

MEGADETH To Launch KEGADETH Metal Music And Craft Beer Festival

MEGADETH leader Dave Mustaine was interviewed on the October 5-7 edition of Full Metal Jackie‘s nationally syndicated radio show. You can now listen to the chat using the Podbean widget below. A couple of excerpts follow.

On what MEGADETH has to take into consideration when planning its own festival event to coincide with the release of the band’s next album:

Mustaine: “Some of the things that we take into consideration when we do dates is, obviously, what’s the next show? Where do you go from here? An another question is who are you playing with, and what is that show going to mean? If it’s a festival, which is what the question was, the festivals sometimes have a life of their own and there’s a… I don’t know… a temperament is maybe the wrong word, but there’s just a vibe, a feeling, something about a festival that, if it’s a good one — like Hellfest in France — is remarkable. That festival [Hellfest] is bigger than any band that plays on it, and that’s what anybody who’s a festival promoter wants — to have a festival to be bigger than any band on it because then that means it’ll go on forever.

“We have thought about, when we do festivals, how do you bring the audience in to have fun? Well, we don’t really want anybody up onstage, but we would love to be able to have something backstage — you know, something where you can have people associate with the band, maybe play some songs, get some direct information from us, some feedback on their playing skills and stuff. And we thought what would be a great way to do that? Well, a cruise would be a great way. And we’re doing [our] first-ever West Coast cruise on next year with Norwegian [Cruise Line].”

On the upcoming Megacruise:

Mustaine: “It’s gonna start in Long Beach and we’re gonna cruise out to Catalina and then go down to Mexico and turn around, head back up to San Diego. And I think we’re gonna stop in San Diego. We may return up to Long Beach, but I think San Diego’s gonna be where the cruise is gonna end for us. We’ve got a lot of really great bands that we’ve planned. One I’m super excited about is ARMORED SAINT. I’ve always been a fan of ARMORED SAINT. Of course, they’re not headlining — there’s several other bands that are above them on the bill — but they’re there. And I like ARMORED SAINT a lot. I like the Sandoval brothers and love Joey [Vera]. So, I think it’s gonna be fun. And that’s what we wanted — we wanted something that people would stop thinking about, ‘How do we have the most successful this?’, and, ‘How do we make the most money that?’ Well, how about you treat the fans with dignity and respect and you give them their money’s worth, you know?”

On when someone would fully understand MEGADETH if he or she were to binge-listen to all the albums in order:

Mustaine: “I think that when the fans get to about [1992’s] ‘Countdown [To Extinction]’, they start to see… ‘Cause it wasn’t until a little bit after ‘Countdown’ where I started to get really explorative with my songwriting melody. I learned a lot about songwriting and a lot about the hook — setting the hook, how to pick the low-hanging fruit with clever lines: ‘What do you mean I’m not kind? I’m just not your kind’; and stuff like that. And, gosh, I’m looking at where we’re at right now with… The very first record was so aggressive and you know what that was? It was revenge and anger [over my exit from METALLICA]. When I started to get over the anger and started to have my own success and started to have people say, ‘Wow, you know what? This guy can actually play guitar,’ because with [METALLICA‘s] Lars [Ulrich] and James [Hetfield] and those guys going out of their way to say that I was temporary… I wasn’t temporary. I wouldn’t have been temporary if I hadn’t slugged James. And them saying I’m not a good guitar player. Anybody with two ears knows that I’m not bad — I’m a good guitar player. Now, I’m not the best guitar player in the world, and I never said that. So, at that point was when I started to not worry about what other people said and just start writing. And I believe during ‘Countdown’ was when I started to have some… started to feel some self-esteem, because your self-esteem and ego are two totally different things. Most musicians have raging egos and no self-esteem at all.”

On MEGADETH‘s plans for the coming months and next year:

Mustaine: “So, if I went chronologically down the list of everything that’s going on right now… We’re working on wrapping up the music [for the next MEGADETH album]. I’m working on a new band that [Mustaine‘s management company] Thrashville manages called DOWN TO RIDE. We’re working on their music. And they’re still trying to decide if that’s the name they’re gonna use or not. And we are working on the Megacruise. We’re working on Kegadeth, which is a metal music and craft beer festival that we created based around the [MEGADETH-branded] À Tout Le Monde beer. Then next year we hope to have a record out. This October 27th, we’ll be headlining Jakarta. We’re taking the holidays off, and we’ll be working on the new record. Next year, we start at around March. I’m gonna be doing a very special experience where I’m gonna be going out for a month and playing some concerts. So, after Kegadeth, we have something also next year. Of course, we have the experience starting in March, and then after that, we do a month worth of Kegadeth, and then we’ve got some dates in the summer. And then, in the fall again, we’re gonna do a camping plan with the Kegadeth festival and more Kegadeth dates and then, obviously, a MEGADETH tour to support record number 16.”

MEGADETH‘s upcoming effort will mark the group’s first release to feature drummer Dirk Verbeuren, who officially joined the band more than two years ago.

2016’s “Dystopia” was MEGADETH‘s first album with guitarist Kiko Loureiro, who was previously best known for his work with ANGRA.

 

VIDEO: Possessed new Demo Track from Nuclear Blast Records Death Is Just The Beginning

This is a clip of a song from the new Possessed album on Nuclear Blast Records called “Abandoned” from a video trailer for the new “Death Is Just The Beginning”  compilation this will be the first studio album by Possessed to be released since 1987’s “The Eyes of Horror” EP on Combat Records.

Check out this the video trailer for Death Is Just The Beginning MMXVII to hear a clip of a demo song from the new highly anticipated original San Francisco Bay Area Thrash band Possessed album which features original Vocalist Jeff Becerra.

 

 

Interview With Nergal

Interview with Nergal vocalist for Behemoth from www.rocksverige.se Link: https://rocksverige.se/intervju-nergal-i-behemoth/ INTERVJU: Nergal i Behemoth Behemoth med Nergal i spetsen är högaktuella med nya albumet “I loved you at your darkest” Vi träffade Nergal för en kort stund när han nyligen besökte Stockholm och vi pratade självfallet om nya albumet, men även om musiken till teaterpjäsen…

VIDEO: Behemoth – Bartzabel Video Premier For New Single

Behemoth – “Bartzabel” video premier from their new album “I Loved You At Your Darkest”:

 

From www.nuclearblast.de :

https://www.nuclearblast.de/en/label/music/band/news/details/5617305.71073.behemoth-launches-video-for-new-single.html

Mastermind Nergal comments: “‘Bartzabel’ is a song that came in the midst of a BEHEMOTH rehearsal… We had no structure, no vision – but piece by piece, it came to be, and we were extremely excited by the result. To us, it’s the eye of the ‘ILYAYD’ storm: sonically calmer and slower than anything else on the record, but definitely one of the darkest!

Lyrically, we (myself and Krzysztof Azarewicz) were inspired by Aleister Crowley’s conjuration of the Spirit of Mars – which the video, by our trusted friends in Grupa 13, depicts beautifully…I may even go as far to say that it’s my favourite BEHEMOTH video of all time! I hope you all enjoy it, and we look forward to ‘ILYAYD”s launch this Friday!”

 

 

VIDEO: Interview With Max Cavalera, New Official Soulfly Tracks

The new Soulfly album “Ritual” will be out October 19 on Nuclear Blast Records. “Ritual”  was recorded and mixed by Josh Wilber who has worked with Lamb of God and Gojoia and features guest appearances by Randy Blythe from Lamb of God and Ross Dolan from Immolation.

Artwork for “Ritual” was done by Eliran Kantor who has also done Iced Earth and Testament as well as Marcelo Vasco Arts who have previously worked with Slayer and Kreator who did additional art for the album booklet.

 

 

 

“Dead Behind The Eyes” Featuring Randy Blythe:

 

 

“Evil Empowered”:

 

Metallica – Kill ‘Em All Producer Dies At 74

Paul Curcio Producer of Metallica’s classic debut album “Kill ‘Em All” 1983 has died at age 74. Article from www.billboard.com https://www.billboard.com/articles/columns/rock/8477127/paul-curcio-dead-metallica-kill-em-all-producer   Paul Curcio, Producer of Metallica’s ‘Kill ‘Em All’ Debut, Dies at 74 Paul Curcio, the producer and studio founder best known as the producer of Metallica’s historic debut album Kill ‘Em All, died…

Meshuggah To Release Limited Edition Vinyl Reissues – Video Preview

Meshuggah will release a special one time only pressing of their first five albums on November 30, on Nuclear Blast Records that will feature redesigned artwork by Keerych Luminokaya who also did the artwork for thier 2012 album “Koloss”.

The reissues were remastered at Stockholm Mastering in Sweden by Thomas Eberger who worked with the band on their Grammy Nominated album “The Violent Sleep of Reason”.

Pressing Information:

Meshuggah EP (1989) – Clear with Black Splatter (limited to 500)

Contradictions Collapse (1991) – Bone/Grey Swirl (Limited to 500)

None EP (1994) – Bronze with Black Splatter (Limited to 500)

Destroy Erase Improve (1995) – Gold/Brown Swirl (Limited to 500)

Chaosphere (1998) – Swamp Green with Mint Green Splatter (Limited to 500)

 

 

 

Meshuggah - The Violent Sleep Of Reason

Meshuggah – The Violent Sleep Of Reason