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…
Megadeth Beer Festival and “À Tout Le Monde” Beer:
From www.blabbermouth.net :
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.
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…
Classic 1980’s New Wave of British Heavy Metal band Raven have announced 2018 tour dates for North America, listed below, and have a new album due out in early 2019. The 27 date tour runs from November 1 to December 1, 2018. Raven’s new album is their first release since their 2015 album “ExtermiNation” and…
Stormy Daniels is saying in a new interview that she met Pantera while performing as a feature dancer in a strip club, and that she had brought Pantera’s guitar tech on stage with her and then this developed into a friendship with Pantera and she then says she went on tour with the band for…
Abaddon says he was fired from Venom Inc., Video Interview:
Behemoth – “Bartzabel” video premier from their new album “I Loved You At Your Darkest”:
From www.nuclearblast.de :
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!”
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:
Classic 80’s Metal band Fifth Angel are releasing their first new album in thirty years called “The Third Secret” on Nuclear Blast Records.
Watch Their Official Video Trailer #1 for the album and new lyric video below:
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 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”.
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)
Master – Replaced from their new album “Vindictive Miscreant”:
Dee Snider – SMF (Sick Mutha F**kers) – Live In The USA is a new live Album from their 1995 tour that includes live versions of Twister Sister songs due out October 5 on earMUSIC.
Preview Track: Dee Snider – We’re Not Gonna Take It (Live In The USA)
01. What You Don’t Know (Sure Can Hurt You)
02. The Kids Are Back
03. Stay Hungry
05. I Am (I’m Me)
06. You Can’t Stop Rock ‘N’ Roll
07. Medley: Come Out And Play, The Pack, I Believe In Rock ‘N’ Roll, Be Chrool To Your Scuel
08. We’re Gonna Make It
09. I Wanna Rock
10. Wake Up (The Sleeping Giant)
11. Burn In Hell
12. Shoot ‘Em Down
13. Under The Blade
14. We’re Not Gonna Take It
15. The Price
New Song from Quebec Death Metal band Outre-Tombe – “Rongé par les Miasmes” from their new album “Nécrovortex” out October 17.
One of the best current Death Metal Bands from Quebec with a Swedish Death Metal Sound similar to Entombed and Dismember and a vocal style similar to Florida’s Death with Dismember influences.
Also check out their 2015 album “Répurgation” which is streaming on their YouTube Channel.
One of the top Death Metal Bands from Quebec today.
Outre-Tomb – Rongé par les Miasmes:
Outre-Tomb – Répurgation – Full Album:
New song form Obliteration – “Detestation Rite ” from their upcoming album “Cenotaph Obscure” out November, 23.
Obliteration is a Death Metal band from Kolbotn, Norway the home of the Black Metal band Darkthrone. Their music is a style of old school Death Metal with parts of Doom and Black Metal with a mid-paced to fast blast beats reminiscent of Dismember or Death Breath.
Recorded in Stockholm, Sweden at Studio Cobra by Martin “Konie” Ehrencrona giving them an organic production similar to Sweden’s Death Breath and fast parts and vocals similar to early Swedish Death Metal band Dismember.
One of the top Death Metal bands today in Norway, with a Swedish Death Metal style and some Black Metal influences from Norwegian Black Metal.
Band Page: http://obliteration.indierecordings.no/
Obliteration – Detestation Rite:
The Original Misfits which features Glenn Danzig and Jerry Only are playing a reunion show in Chicago at The Allstate Arena on April 29, 2019 which will be the sixth Misfits reunion concert. Tickets went on sale at ticket master this week. Don’t miss your chance to catch The Original Misfits with Glenn Danzig…
Watch this clip for a video message from ex-Misfits vocalist Michale Grave and an interview from www.joelgausten.com where he says that he wished the Original Misfits all the best on on their reunion shows. Interview Link: http://www.joelgausten.com/2018/09/from-christ-to-crimson-ghost-michale.html Michale Graves Video Message From Digital Tour Bus: Interview with Michale Graves Ex-Misfits Vocalist Integrity. That’s…
Generation Kill is the band fronted by former Exodus Vocalist Rob Dukes who appeared on albums like “Exhibit A- The Atrocity Exhibition” and “Exhibit B – The Human Condition” , “Shovel Headed Kill Machine” and “Let Their Be Blood” which is a re-recording of their classic album “Bonded by Blood”.
Dukes recently appeared on the Jim Norton & Sam Roberts New York based Radio show, which is a comedy based radio show on the Faction Talk Station on Sirius XM Radio which has featured guests like Nancy Grace.
You can listen to the audio interview below and Dukes discusses his hobby of Antique Car Restoration, premiers a new Generation Kill song during the interview, you can hear the new Generation KIll song by listening to the audio interview from Sirius XM Radio which they premiered on the show.
He also discussed his split with Exodus and claimed that they were all drunks that drank before playing shows and were ruining the opening songs when playing live, while he wasn’t drinking. They also said that being in a band some members can be like a “cancer” ruining the band by thinking they are the king and getting everyone to go along with them and lying.
He he also said that the truth always rises to the surface and when karma catches up it can be a “motherfucker” and you have to say they deserve it.
He also said he is still friends with Exodus and had played a concert with them last year.
Full Audio Interview and Generation Kill Song Premier “The Rat King”:
Exodus – Bonded By Blood – Re-recorded Version with Rob Dukes:
Banzairecords.com Heavy Metal News Top Album Picks For 2018 These are the top metal albums currently out as of Fall 2018, or will be released soon. Corrosion of Conformity – No Cross No Crown – Released January 12, 2018. Anvil – Pounding the Pavement – Released January 19,2018. Black Label Society – Grimmest Hits…
Suffocation are heading out on their final North American tour with vocalist Frank Mullen starting this October on their Death Chopping North America tour. Check out tour dates below. Tickets available at www.suffocationofficial.com .
21 – Wantagh, NY – Mulcahy’s Concert Hall
22 – Cambridge, MA – Middle East Down
23 – Montreal, QC – Les Foufounes Electriques
24 – Toronto, ON – Lee’s Palace
25 – Detroit, MI – Magic Stick
26 – Joliet, IL – The Forge
27 – St. Paul, MN – Amsterdam Bar and Grill
29 – Kansas City, MO – Riot Room
30 – Denver, CO – Gothic Theatre
31 – Salt Lake City, UT – Metro Music Hall
1 – Jerome, ID – Diamondz Event Center
2 – Seattle, WA – Club Sur Rocks
3 – Portland, OR – Dante’s
4 – Oakland, CA – Oakland Metro
5 – West Hollywood, CA – Whisky A Go Go **
6 – San Diego, CA – Brick By Brick **
7 – Mesa, AZ – Club Red
9 – San Antonio, TX – Paper Tiger
10 – Dallas, TX – Gas Monkey Bar ‘N Grill
11 – Houston, TX – White Oak Music Hall
13 – Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade
14 – Charlotte, NC – The Underground
15 – Baltimore, MD – Ottobar
16 – New York, NY – Gramercy Theatre
17 – Reading, PA – Reverb
** No Cattle Decapitation
Audio Interview with Venom Inc discussing the departure of original Venom drummer Abaddon from their lineup:
Master – Stand Up And Be Counted – New Song from “Vindictive Miscreant” :
Aborted – Terrorvision Box Set Unboxing:
Order Here: https://www.indiemerch.com/metalbladerecords/search/?q=MercyfulFate-PD-2018
Dee Snider – American Made new music video from the album “For The Love of Metal”:
Dee Snider: “I was watching the Olympics and couldn’t help but notice that no matter how ‘at each other’s throats’ we all appear to be politically these days, amazingly we are all unified when it comes to our country against another. It made me realize that countries are like dysfunctional families: we may argue and fight amongst each other (You should have seen the extended Snider family Christmas this year. People literally almost came to blows. On Christmas!?), but should someone dare attack any one of us and the entire family will band together against the aggressor. This goes for all countries. This song is a song on unification – recognizing that there is a very important something we all share and should be proud of: where we are from.”
Dee Snider – Become The Storm:
Trailer for Death Is Just The Beginning MMMXVIII Compilation featuring The Spirit’s “Illuminate The Sky”.
Crith Ungol are streaming their first new song since their 1991 album “Paradise Lost”.
“‘Witch’s Game’ was forged for the upcoming animated movie Planet Of Doom. Since we reunited in 2015, there was always a question if we would release new material. It was always on the top of our minds, and when approached to write a song that would be featured in this amazing movie, we agreed. We had already been working on songs for our 5th studio album and this was a perfect opportunity to dip our hooves back in the lake of fire! We are all very excited about the band’s future and hope you like this sampling of what we have been brewing in our secret lair!”
Cirith Ungol – Witch’s Game
German Thrash Metal originators are releasing a new three song ep in November titled “Partisan” on SPV / Steamhammer Records. Track listing: 01. Partisan 02. Conflagration 03. Tired & Red (live at the Rock Hard Festival 2018) The band lineup is Bassist Vocalist Thomas “Angelripper” Such, Guitarist Frank “Blackfire” Gosdzik (Kreator, Assassin) and Drummer Stefan…
King Diamond statues are available for a special edition of Mercyful Fate Don’t Break the Oath.
Also available is a special 3D wall mount of Don’t Break The Oath.
Moonspell – Extinct official live video:
New Psycroptic album “As The Kingdom Drowns” out November 9 on Prosthetic Records.
New Video and Single by the Great Kat.
The Video is available at Amazon Prime Japan:
The Great Kat’s NEW ROSSINI’S “THE BARBER OF SEVILLE” MUSIC VIDEO!
New Single – The Great Kat – Humiliation
New Video – Shredding In Cars With The Great Kat
New song from Bloodbath from their new album “The Arrow Of Satan Is Drawn” out October 26 on Peaceville Records.
The album features vocals by Nick Holmes from Paradise Lost who is appearing on his second Bloodbath album guest stars on the album include Jeff Walker from Carcass, Karl Willetts from Bolt Thrower and John Walker from Cancer.
Artwork by Eliran Kantor who has done Testament, Soulfly and Iced Earth.
THE ARROW OF SATAN IS DRAWN TRACKLISTING
1. Fleischmann [03:38]
2. Bloodicide [04:56]
3. Wayward Samaritan[03:39]
6. March Of The Crucifers[04:05]
7. Morbid Antichrist[04:05]
8. Warhead Ritual[03:38]
9. Only The Dead Survive[05:06]
10. Chainsaw Lullaby [03:20]
Bonus Tracks on Ltd Edition CD
11. Ride The Waves Of Fire [03:48]
12. Wide Eyed Abandon[05:00]
The new Aborted album is out September, 21.Here is a new song form the album
Aborted – Vespertine Decay
Kirk Hammett officially unboxes the new Metallica – …And Justice For All remastered box set out November 2, 2018. Box Set has 11 CD’s, Double Lp, Picture Disc, Four DVD’s, Mp3 Downloads, Tour Laminate, Patches, and 120 Page Booklet. Pre Order at www.metallica.com . …And Justice For All (Remastered) – Deluxe Box Set Details https://www.metallica.com/store/and-justice-for-all-remastered-deluxe/REAJFADLX.html…
Judas Priest has announced their be a celebration next year in 2019 for their 50th Anniversary in an interview with Metal Kaoz www.metalkaoz.com . https://www.metalkaoz.com/interviews/21602-judas-priest-richie-faulkner.html Judas Priest recently released their well received by fans new album Firepower, which will appeal to fans of their Painkiller era record. Judas Priest – Firepower – Official Audio: Judas…
Bassist D.D. Verni from Thrash Metal originators Overkill is releasing his first solo album. The album, Verni – Barricade, was mixed and mastered by Chris “Zeuss” Harris who has worked with Rob Zombie.
Guest musicians include Jeff Waters – Annihilator, Bruce Franklin – Trouble, Mike Romeo – Symphony X, Jeff Loomis – Arch Enemy, Mike Orlando – Adrenaline Mob, Steve Leonard – Almost Queen, Angus Clark – Trans Siberian Orchestra, Andre “Virus” Karkos and former Overkill drummer Ron Lipnicki.
Statement from D.D. Verni:
“So, why do a solo record… well I never really stop writing material, and after some time, it starts to pile up and take shape and I wonder what it will be. In the past, anything that was not OVERKILL material I would put aside for my other band THE BRONX CASKET CO., but when I starting pulling these songs together, it was clearly not that, and I thought, ‘Okay, I guess it’s a solo record.’ The material was kinda metal and kinda rock and kinda punk, so those really are my basic influences. In OVERKILL, I take all that background and funnel it into our thrash sound. But these songs were not thrash but a combination of the other stuff.
“I would never really have an interest in doing a record that was thrash-sounding outside of OVERKILL; I just don’t think it could be any better. The fun is trying new shit and seeing where it goes for me.
“I could always do all the instruments myself, as I have in the past on projects, but thought this could be a good opportunity to try working with some new people. My wife was hearing me thinking out loud and basically said, ‘Why don’t you just call some guys whose work you like and see if they would be interested?’ And so that’s what I did.”
Verni – Lost In The Underground:
D.D. Verni – Fire Up
Pig Destroyer interview from Canadian Magazine Exclaim. http://exclaim.ca/music/article/pig_destroyer_throw_away_the_grindcore_rulebook_on_head_cage Pig Destroyer Throw Away the Grindcore Rulebook on ‘Head Cage’ By Denise Falzon Published Sep 05, 2018 Virginia’s highly revered Pig Destroyer have made a name for themselves over the past two decades — on albums like 2001’s Prowler in the Yard, 2004’s Terrifyer and their last…
New song from Iron Reagan – “Patronizer”, 1980’s style hardcore thrash with members of Municipal Waste taken from their new EP Dark Days Ahead.