THE RODS To Release ‘Brotherhood Of Metal’ Album In June
Legendary U.S. metal band THE RODS will release a new album, “Brotherhood Of Metal”, on June 7 via SPV/Steamhammer.
Says THE RODS drummer Carl Canedy: “If you like the first song, then the odds are you’ll like the whole album. It’s balls-to-the-wall heavy metal, song after song. No ballads and nothing your mom will be humming.”
Spring 1980 saw the foundation of the group surrounding vocalist/guitarist David “Rock” Feinstein, a cousin of the unforgotten Ronnie James Dio and former member of their joint band, ELF. Six years and five albums later, THE RODS decided to go separate ways in 1986 and disappeared from the scene for more than twenty years, rising again like a phoenix from the ashes in 2011 with their outstanding comeback album “Vengeance”.
The three musicians — Feinstein, Canedy and bassist Garry Bordonaro — have recorded eleven songs for “Brotherhood Of Metal” (a twelfth track will be included as a bonus track on the vinyl edition). Recorded at the Barn Castle and the Nire Studio, engineered by Lonnie Park, Carl Canedy and Eric Chesek, the album features spectacular cover artwork courtesy of Belgian artist Eric Philippe and brings a breath of fresh air to the band’s classic metal.
The “Brotherhood Of Metal” album title reflects the musicians’ attitude to life, and what is more, it’s the general philosophy of this exceptional band.
Says Carl: “David, Garry and I are still close friends all these years later. We’re a band of brothers and proud that we’re heavier than ever and making great RODS music for the fans.”
“Brotherhood Of Metal” will be released as a CD digipak, 2LP gatefold (incl bonus track “Crank It Up (35 Years)”), as a digital download and via stream music services.
01. Brotherhood Of Metal (7:28)
02. Everybody’s Rockin’ (3:57)
03. Smoke On The Horizon (4:47)
04. Louder Than Loud (4:15)
05. Tyrant King (4:38)
06. Party All Night (2:49)
07. Tonight We Ride (4:40)
08. 1982 (5:16)
09. Hell On Earth (4:20)
10. The Devil Made Me Do It (3:54)
11. Evil In Me (6:26)
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The Double CD Titled “Venom – In Nomine Satanas 40th Anniversary Deluxe Box Set And Anthology” is a 43 Song Compilation with features two unreleased tracks for $19.99 USD and is also available as a Double lp for $32.99 USD.
Also available for $193.99 USD is a 8 lp Venom vinyl lp box set which contains 4 Venom lp’s plus two double lp’s including a live album and unreleased Venom Demos.
The Vinyl box set includes the first for Venom albums on colored splatter vinyl “Welcome To Hell”, “Black Metal”, “At War With Satan” and “Possessed”.
The set also includes the Venom double live album “Eine Kleine Nachtmusik” on 2 lp and a new 2 lp set of Venom demos called “Sons of Satan”.
The box set also comes with collectable merchandise including a book written by music journalist Dom Lawson from new interviews with Venom as well as rare photos. A 90 x 60 cm two sided Venom poster, reproduction of their 1984 “Seven Dates of Hell” tour programme and a Venom’s Legions back patch.
The first 300 orders from the official Venom store will receive an autographed Cronos art card.
Venom are an English extreme metal band formed in 1978 in Newcastle upon Tyne. Coming to prominence towards the end of the new wave of British heavy metal, Venom’s first two albums—Welcome to Hell (1981) and Black Metal (1982)—are considered a major influence on thrash metal and extreme metal in general. Venom’s second album proved influential enough that its title was used as the name of the extreme metal subgenre of black metal. The band classic line-up trio of Cronos, Mantas and Abaddon recorded two further studio albums At War With Satan (1984) and Possessed (1985) and live album Eine Kleine Nachtmusik (1986). Often cited by bands such as Metallica, Behemoth, Celtic Frost and Mayhem as major influences, they are one of the most revered bands of their generation. Venom are still fronted by original singer/bassist Cronos and headline festivals all over the globe and continue to release new music. In Nomine Satanas is a celebration of the bands formative years, containing all the classic line-up albums and an album of previously unreleased demo songs that dates back to 1979 when the formed.
1. Welcome to Hell
2. Angel Dust
3. In League with Satan
4. In Nomine Satanas – single version
5. One Thousand Days in Sodom
6. Bloodlust – single version
7. Black Metal
8. Buried Alive
9. Countess Bathory
10. Teacher’s Pet
11. At War with Satan – Intro
12. Die Hard
13. Stand Up (And Be Counted)
14. Women, Leather and Hell
16. Lady Lust
20. Too Loud (For the Crowd)
1. Sons of Satan – 1980 demo (previously unreleased)
2. Raise the Dead – demon version
3. Red Light Fever – demo version
4. Angel Dust – 1980 demo (previously unreleased)
6. The Chanting of the Priests (live)
7. Sadist (Mistress of the Whip)
8. Witching Hour (live)
9. Dead of the Night
10. Acid Queen
11. Bursting Out
12. Bitch Witch
13. 7 Gates of Hell
14. Dead On Arrival
15. Hounds of Hell
16. Schizo (live)
17. Leave Me In Hell
18. Senile Decay (outtake)
19. Snots Shit
Welcome To Hell
(Remastered from original tapes on splatter vinyl. Comes with reproductions of original poster and insert with an embossed cover.)
1. Sons of Satan
2. Welcome to Hell
4. Mayhem with Mercy
6. Live Like an Angel (Die Like a Devil)
1. Witching Hour
2. One Thousand Days in Sodom
3. Angel Dust
4. In League with Satan
5. Red Light Fever
(Remastered from original tapes on swirl vinyl. Comes with reproductions of original poster and insert with an embossed cover.)
1. Black Metal
2. To Hell and Back
3. Buried Alive
4. Raise the Dead
5. Teacher’s Pet
1. Leave Me In Hell
3. Heaven’s On Fire
4. Countess Bathory
5. Don’t Burn the Witch
6. At War with Satan
At War With Satan
(Remastered from original tapes on splatter vinyl. Comes with reproduction 6 page roll fold booklet and leather book effect cover.)
1. At War with Satan
1. Rip Ride
3. Cry Wolf
4. Stand Up (And Be Counted)
5. Women, Leather and Hell
(Remastered from original tapes on splatter vinyl. Comes with reproductions of original poster, insert and sleeve on mirror board.)
4. Burn This Place (To the Ground)
5. Harmony Dies
3. Wing and a Prayer
4. Suffer Not the Children
7. Too Loud (For the Crowd)
Eine Kleine Nachtmusik
(Pressed on half and half vinyl. Comes with reproductions of original gatefold and inserts.)
1. Intro / Too Loud (For the Crowd)
2. 7 Gates of Hell
3 .Leave Me In Hell
5. Countess Bathory
1. Die Hard
3. Guitar Solo – Mantas
4. In Nomine Satanas
5. Witching Hour
1. Black Metal
2. The Chanting of the Priests
1. Buried Alive / Love Amongst the Dead
2. Bass Solo – Cronos
3. Welcome to Hell / Bloodlust
(Shaped 7” picture disc single)
1. In Nomine Satanas
Sons Of Satan
(New album of previously unreleased demos. Pressed on swirl vinyl. Gatefold cover)
1. Angel Dust – Church Hall Rehearsals 1979
2. Buried Alived – Church Hall Rehearsals 1979
3. Raise the Dead – Church Hall Rehearsals 1979
4. Red Light Fever – Church Hall Rehearsals 1979
5. Venom – Church Hall Rehearsals 1979
1. Sons of Satan – 1980 Impulse Studios – £50 Demo Recordings
2. In League With Satan – 1980 Impulse Studios – £50 Demo Recordings
3. Angel Dust – 1980 Impulse Studios – £50 Demo Recordings
4. Live Like an Angel (Die Like a Devil) – 1980 Impulse Studios – £50 Demo Recordings
1. Schizo – 1980 Impulse Studios – £50 Demo Recordings
2. Venom – 1980 Impulse Studios – £50 Demo Recordings
3. Angel Dust – Impulse Studio Demo Session 1980
4. Raise the Dead – Impulse Studio Demo Session 1980
1. Red Light Fever – Impulse Studio Demo Session 1980
2. At War With Satan – 1983 Impulse Studio 2 – At War Demos
12” x 12” book of the story of Venom written by renowned Heavy Metal journalist Dom Lawson from new interviews with Cronos, Mantas and Abbadon. Featuring previously unseen and rare photos and memorabilia.
12″ x 12″ art print signed by Cronos. (First 300 Orders Only)
90cm x 60cm 2 sided poster of ‘Seven Dates Of Hell’ tour poster.
Reproduction ‘Seven Dates Of Hell’ tour programme.
Collapse is a Death Metal band from Halifax, Nova Scotia Canada. Our first album Destroying by Design was released on Great White North Records / The End Records /Sonic Unyon in 2006. Shortly after the albums release the Great White North Records end closed and the album went out of print but is still in circulation and is available in stores on the internet.
The second Collapse album was a demo ep titled Mechanisms of Oppression recorded in 2007 and released in 2008 after the release of Destroying by Design. The demo was originally intended to be sent to labels after Great White North Records closed and our distribution with The End Records / Sonic Unyon ended. The original format of the demo ep was supposed to be 100 copies in a clear poly bag, hand numbered with a sticker of the cover artwork included inside and was to be sent to record labels but was cancelled. The artwork and lyric sheet images for this release are floating around on the internet but this release was unfortunately cancelled and is not available. The demo ep was then released in jewel case format and not sent to labels and is also still available for sale on the internet, after this the demo album was scrapped.
After this point we had several offers from other labels and people wanting to work with us on our first full length album Collapse-Collapse but we decided to not sign with any other labels and release the album’s ourselves on our own label Forward Regression Records. Releasing the albums on a different label would have put us back in the same situation that we were in with Great White North / The End Records /Sonic Unyon and although our albums would have been available at the time in stores like the deal we had through The End Records / Sonic Unyon for Destroying by Design we would have been limited in our options for future reissues of the albums as we would have been under contract with other labels and distribution companies for the releases. Plus, there was a large financial expense we would have had to put out to release the albums there and we would have lost money on the initial releases.
Instead we decided to hang on to the music rights of our albums and not release them through an outside label so that we could do what we want with them for future reissues and not be under contract to an outside label. This way we have maintained the rights to our albums and can do whatever we want with our music and are releasing them through our own label Forward Regression Records.
What this means is that our albums are not in the same stores as other Death Metal bands like our first album Destroying by Design currently is and our second demo album Mechanisms of Oppression would have been but they are still available for sale in other places on the internet.
In 2011 we reissued our first album Destroying by Design which was remastered with bonus tracks on Forward Regression Records and also re-recorded and released the ep Mechanisms of Oppression which is the official version on Forward Regression Records. We also released our first full length album Collapse-Collapse and our second double full length album Sustainability all on Forward Regression.
These four albums on Forward Regression Destroying by Design, Mechanisms of Oppression, Collapse and Sustainability were also released on Vinyl lp in 2015 on Forward Regression Records.
Currently the CD and LP versions of these releases are out of print.
Between 2012 and 2016 Collapse made several recording sessions during the writing for the new albums Say No To World Peace, Corporate Sanctions and The Fall of America which will be the Fourth Full Length Album and is currently in pre-production.
The third full length album Say No to World Peace and Ep Corporate Sanctions are currently in the final stages of production and will be released very soon in the near future on Forward Regression Records.
Material from the other recording sessions from 2012-2016 never made it to the current albums in production but we may release the material as a double compilation album in the future. The material includes songs from the writing process of our new albums that were scrapped and also material that we thought might end up being ep’s and 7 inches but we were too busy with the new albums and never released it. The recording sessions also include a re-recording of the original Destroying by Design album with our current line up. So we may be putting this out on a Two CD Compilation instead which will be out no sooner that late 2018 or in 2019.
All these albums will be released on our own label Forward Regression Records.
When the new albums are released soon in the near future they will be put out as free digital versions first and then will be printed in early 2018 and available for purchase at that time.
The first four releases Destroying by Design, Mechanisms of Oppression, Collapse and Sustainability are currently out of print and available only as a free digital download but will be be printed and reissued on Compact Disc hopefully in the first half of 2018. No date set yet for vinyl lp releases or reissues on vinyl lp of the first four albums.
Collapse was formed by Lead Guitarist and Vocalist Jason MacKenize and currently bass and drums are being done by Riley Davis and Anderson Richards from the California band Infinitency who will also have their first album out soon “Worshipping the Throne of Infinitency” and are also releasing a two song CD single called “Enslavement of the Holy Angels” also out soon on Forward Regression Records.
Prior to Collapse Jason MacKenzie has done demos with ex-Inner Thought (Dwell / Witchhunt Records) whose members have played in Lethal Presence which was members of Sacrifice as well as Slaughter / Strappado from Toronto, Canada.
Hear Exclusive New Pig Destroyer Song “The Cavalry” Via Decibel Flexi Series
“The music for ‘The Cavalry’ was written as an explicit tribute to [late Terrorizer/Napalm Death guitarist] Jesse Pintado during the month of August 2018,” says Pig Destroyer axeman Scott Hull, “specifically after listening to Harmony Corruption and World Downfall on repeat. We are proud to give this track to our hermanos over at Decibel and finally contribute to the Flexi Series as the 100th entry.”
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Czardas For Violin and Piano by The Great Kat is a one song classical violin CD Single. This is not a Heavy Metal CD Single, it is a piano and violin CD Single of the classical composition “Czardas For Violin and Piano”, performed on violin by The Great Kat.
The Great Kat, Katherine Thomas, is no doubt one of the Top Heavy Metal Guitarists of all time and also known as one of the fastest guitar shredders of all time and is the fastest female guitarist in music.
The Great Kat plays a form of Speed and Thrash Metal mixed with Classical Music Compositions on the Guitar and on the Violin, this CD Single is a classical violin composition only.
Katherine Thomas is a well known classical violin virtuoso and is a graduate of Julliard and has won the Artists International Competition on Violin and the Carnegie Recital Hall Violin Soloist competition.
Visit the Great Kat store at www.greatkat.com for ordering information for the CD Single and you can also buy other personalized autographed merchandise from the Great Kat including CD’s, Albums, Photos, Posters and more.
Metallica – “Helpings Hands” released this month is the new acoustic live album from Metallica and is a mix of acoustic versions of Metallica songs as well as acoustic cover songs of artists like Nazareth, Bob Seger and Deep Purple.
This is great live Metallica album and guaranteed to be a 9+ out of 10 for any Metallica fan. The record features great acoustic versions of Metallica songs like Nothing Else Matters, The Unforgiven and Bleeding Me.
The record also has alternate acoustic versions of songs like Disposable Hero’s which may not appeal to all fans which sound like a different version of the same song, there is a somewhat alternate version of The Four Horsemen which is a stand out track on this record.
The acoustic version of The Four Horsemen is probably one of the best songs on the album and gives the song a real mainstream feel to it with some alternate sounding sections.
This is a guaranteed favorite album in your Metallica music collection, get one today!
Adam Jarvis – Misery Index – Rituals of Power – Drum Play-through
Adam Jarvis is the drummer of Misery Index and also drums for Pig Destroyer, Scour, Fulgora, Asthma Castle, and All Will Fall. His primary band Misery Index has a new record called “Rituals of Power” coming out March 8th on Season of Mist.
Adam Jarvis joined Misery Index in 2004 and went on to do 5 studio albums, one live album, and an assortment of EP’s and splits with the band. Adam is an equal composer in Misery Index, and thus the drumming best reflects his pummeling and creative style. Misery Index is heading to grind Japan with Napalm Death, and then off to Europe for festivals and club events. Tour dates below.
Misery Index’s Rituals Of Power will be released in jewel case CD, limited LP, limited cassette, and a Limited Deluxe Digibox which includes bonus cover tracks — Nailbomb’s “Wasting Away” and M.O.D. – Method of Destruction’s “Man Of Your Dreams” feat. Rob Barrett Iii of Cannibal Corpse — as well as a carabiner with key strap and bottle opener, a patch, and three vinyl stickers, and digitally.
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New footage of Metallica live in the “Tuning Room” before a show in Pittsburgh PA on October 18, 2018 features a short clip with Drummer Lars Ulrich on Drums and Lead Vocals playing a Metallica cover version of the Judas Priest classic “Delivering The Goods”.
Will this lead to a Lars Ulrich solo album?
In a related article from 2016 Metallica’s former manager Jon “Jonny Z” Zazula told Metal Hammer magazine that Lars Ulrich was originally considered to be the frontman for Metallica.