Singer Scott Weiland (Velvet Revolver) has been sued by his former bandmates from Stone Temple Pilots for being regularly late for performances during the 20th anniversary tour as well as missing promotional gigs. They also state that Weiland “refused to communicate with other bandmembers in [an] attempt to hijack the tour”.
Weiland was officially fired from STP in February when the remaining members released a statement that simply said, “Stone Temple Pilots have announced they have officially terminated Scott Weiland.”
Since then the band has recorded a new song entitled “Out Of Line” with Linkin Park vocalist Chester Bennington. A free download of the song can be found here/ It is unclear whether or not Bennington is officially the new lead singer or was just a guest for this track. You can listen to “Out Of Line” below as well as get more information. READ MORE
I have been wanting it to be Friday since…well, since, like most of you, Monday. Yeah, I didn’t have anything clever for that last bit. However, that isn’t stopping me from being excited about another Twisted Music Video Of The Week. This week brings The Sewing Circle‘s “Ride With Me”, which is very gentle and pleasant musically but quite intense visually. Directed by J Buckner and Zach Shildwachter, and taking inspiration from The Strangers, Scanners, and, if you stretch it a bit, Freddy’s Dead, the video shows three people take their vengeance out on a man who abuses his dog. I could tell you how things end, but where’s the fun in that? Head on down to check it out! READ MORE
I’m still not 100% convinced on The Purge, the upcoming thriller that stars Ethan Hawke and Lena Headey. It looks interesting enough but the concept is utterly ridiculous and absurd. However, that statement could be applied to a VAST amount of films that are released each year, so what do I know, right?
However, one thing that has me intrigued is the soundtrack, which is composed by Nathan Whitehead (Gears Of War: Judgment, Transformers: Dark Of The Moon).
Whitehead comments, “Scoring The Purge was a fascinating and haunting exploration into what we value as a society and how far will we go in the name of greater social good. Sonically, this was such a fun world to develop as I got to record and process a lot of strange sounds to create our own vocabulary for the score—everything from spring rattles and noisy toys to whooshing traffic and subway tunnels. Then working with this gritty, textural palette I aimed to tell two main stories musically: Will we survive the night and even if we do, what does this say about us as human beings? I found this combination of tense action and human drama to be so compelling and it was really rewarding to express that musically.”
Head on down for the track list and the spooky cover art, which looks like The Strangers meets Dead Silence. READ MORE
Bloody-Disgusting has teamed up with Detroit electronic metal visionary Celldweller to bring you an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at the making of the “Switchback” music video.
“Take a look behind the scenes at the making of the Switchback Music Video in an unreleased interview with Klayton from 2008. Hear Klayton discuss the process of learning Final Cut Pro to edit the video as well as go on set and on location and get a peek at the filming process! Then strap in as Klayton reveals the meaning of Greygirl in the video and the possible alternate ending where they jump in a rocket ship and fly away…”
Celldweller will be releasing a 10th anniversary edition of the debut album that started it all. The songs on this album were heard in movie trailers, TV shows, and games such as Spider Man 2, Constantine, Crackdown, Need for Speed: Most Wanted, Enter the Matrix, CSI, UFC, The Shield, and more. It can be pre-ordered on FiXT (multiple package options) or on iTunes. It will be released June 11th.
Head on below for this exclusive video. READ MORE
Wisdom Of Crowds, the upcoming project from The Pineapple Thief‘s Bruce Soord and Katatonia‘s Jonas Renkse, has released a preview of the track “Pleasure”. You can listen to the sample below.
Also below is a edited version of the full length track “Frozen North”. The song can be downloaded for free here.
Wisdowm Of Crowds will be released June 3rd via Kscope Records. The album can be pre-ordered here. READ MORE
Swedish melodic metal pioneers Dark Tranquillity have released a stream of “Endtime Hearts”, the fourth single from their upcoming album Construct, which comes out May 28th in N. America via Century Media Records. The album is the follow up to 2010′s We Are The Void.
The band comments, “So – here is the fourth and final ‘Construct’ preview, again showcasing a different side of the album. ‘Endtime Hearts’ is more bouncy and direct than the previous songs, combining a wide range of influences into a catchy and live-friendly little tune. Enjoy!”
Head on below to give it a listen! READ MORE
The Bloody-Disgusting reader’s choice for Best Megadeth Album has been chosen! After 12 days and thousands of votes cast, a winner has emerged. We whittled down an album each day until we came to the ultimate face-off: 1990′s Rust In Peace and 1992′s Countdown To Extinction. Both albums have been lauded by fans and critics alike as classics, not only of the band but also of the metal genre as a whole. But which album emerged as the winner for all of you? Head on below to find out!
Megadeth will release their new album Super Collider on June 4th. READ MORE
Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals will be embarking on a N. American tour this summer to support their upcoming debut album Walk Through Exits Only, which will be released July 16th via Anselmo’s own Housecore Records. Singer Philip Anselmo (Pantera, Superjoint Ritual) will be joined by The Illegals – guitarist Marzi Montazeri, bassist Steve Taylor, and Jose Manual Gonzalez on drums. Warbeast, who are also signed to Housecore Records, will be direct support on all dates. They will also be joined by one-man drone/doom metal band Author And Punishment.
Anselmo writes, “It is an incredible pleasure to do my first solo tour with my brothers in Warbeast and to introduce the mighty Author and Punisher to the Extreme Music audience properly. This is a killer program of insane variety, so come out and support the gigs!!!!”
You can read my review of the Philip H. Anselmo/Warbeast split War Of The Gargantuas here. The tour schedule can be seen below (one more date will be added soon). READ MORE
A trailer and poster for the upcoming Nimrod Antal (Predators, Kontroll) directed Metallica 3D IMAX film Through The Never has been released and I have absolutely no idea what’s going on. However, I can say that I’m very much intrigued and that it looks awesome! Apocalyptic riots, seriously epic production value, and a concert that looks amazing all add up to a film that basically has my money.
The synopsis for the film reads, “As the band performs its most iconic songs for thousands of their fans in a never-before-seen performance created exclusively for the film, Trip is dispatched outside the arena to meet a disabled delivery truck and recover a mysterious item being transported to the show. But the seemingly simple assignment turns into a surreal adventure when his car is hit by an out-of-control driver. Trip, dazed and bruised, climbs out of his van only to find himself pitched in the middle of a tense standoff between angry protesters and charging riot police. In the ensuing mayhem, a vicious masked horseman sets his murderous eye on Trip while delivering indiscriminate deathblows to rioters and cops alike. Fleeing through the desolate, post-apocalyptic urban streetscape, Trip has only his wits to protect him as he attempts to deliver the band’s precious cargo and avoid becoming the horseman’s next victim.”
The film is set to be released in 300 IMAX 3D theaters on September 27th, 2013 and will expand into more theaters on October 4th, 2013. Head on below for the trailer and poster. READ MORE
After yesterday’s voting results came in and determined that 1986′s Peace Sells… But Who’s Buying? was eliminated, the ultimate vote to determine the Bloody-Disgusting reader’s choice Best Megadeth Album is here! You readers have narrowed thirteen of the band’s albums down to two choices: 1990′s Rust In Peace and 1992′s Countdown To Extinction. Now, it’s up to you to decide which album reigns supreme as the ultimate album, the one that every metalhead should proudly display on their shelf. Head on below to cast your choice!
Megadeth will be releasing their new album Super Collider on June 4th. READ MORE
There are things on the internet that defy the possibility of explanation. Things that make one raise an eyebrow and simply say, “Okay. You win.” Today brought me one of those moments. Below is a video of a human-esque “person” on their way to some undisclosed location whilst dancing to Meshuggah‘s “Straws Pulled At Random”. I can’t really explain anything else as it’s just one of the most bizarre and hilarious videos I’ve seen in a while. Check it out! READ MORE
By now you’ve probably heard Daft Punk‘s song “Get Lucky”, which features Pharrell Williams, about a million times (thanks Facebook friends who won’t stop posting it ever!!). But how about we spin thing around a little bit and at least add in some interesting visuals, eh? Below is a video that adds a ton of scenes from various David Lynch projects, including Twin Peaks, Eraserhead, Blue Velvet, and more.
It’s not exactly super well done as it seems that a lot of the scenes are just randomly thrown in. However, when there are dancing scenes thrown in (of which David Lynch has a TON) it works pretty well. Head on down to see it! READ MORE
Metalcore band Hatebreed has released an official video for “Honor Never Dies”, which comes from their sixth studio album The Divinity Of Purpose. The video shows how a young man and woman come together after several missed encounters and the actions that are required for that to happen.
…Oh, who am I kidding? It’s about a guy that beats the sh!t out of two wannabe rapists with his skateboard before running into the darkness with the aforementioned lady. Also there are shots of the band performing. That’s it. Head on below if you want to watch it. READ MORE
In this episode of Bloody-Disgusting’s Aural Pleasures, host Jonny talks with Ann Arbor filmmaker Matt Grevenstuk and their mutual love of horror. The guys chat about favorite horror films, great music in horror, favorite bands, and more. Head on in and enjoy the episode!
Also below is Matt’s über low budget short horror film Death Hour. Matt states that he wanted to make a film where, “…there were more deaths than minutes in the film.” Check it out! READ MORE
Australian prog rockers Karnivool have released a new song entitled “The Refusal” as a free download. It is the first new track the band has released since 2009′s Sound Awake, which is still an album I play on a very regular basis. Unless I’m sorely mistaken, the free download is NOT a finished mix, as it sounds very rough around the edges. However, that doesn’t change the fact that it’s pretty obvious how grand and epic in scope the song is. Heavy, haunting, and thoroughly effected, it’s got my full attention.
Head on below to snag your copy of the song as well as see studio footage of the band. READ MORE
With the elimination of 2009′s Endgame, we are now down to the top three albums in the Bloody-Disgusting reader’s choice Best Megadeth Album! Still remaining are three classics in thrash metal history: 1986′s Peace Sells… But Who’s Buying?, 1990′s Rust In Peace, and 1992′s Countdown To Extinction! One of these three albums will be heralded as the king of Megadeth albums before the end of this week. But in order to do that, we need to hear your voices. So get on down below and cast your vote!
Megadeth will be releasing their new album Super Collider on June 4th. READ MORE
Israeli prog metal band Orphaned Land has released a lyric video for “Let The Truce Be Known”, which comes from their upcoming album All Is One (out June 25th via Century Media Records). The album is the followup to 2010′s The Never Ending Way Of ORwarriOR and it can be pre-ordered here. Head on below to check out the song. READ MORE
I’m a huge fan of cover songs that take an original and give it a fresh new spin. Just look at my 5 Great Cover Songs list and you’ll see what I’m talking about.
That’s why I was completely blown away by Sam Westphalen‘s acoustic cover of the classic Slayer track “Seasons In The Abyss”. Westphalen uses a very percussive approach to the acoustic guitar, creating some amazing moments. I can go on and on about it but I simply recommend you head on down and check it out. READ MORE
It is with sadness that we report that White Zombie drummer Phil Buerstatte has passed away over the weekend in Madison, Wisconsin. There are no details surrounding his death as of yet. He was 44 years old.
Buerstatte played with the band from 1992 through 1994, making him a part of the La Sexorcisto tour as well as recording three tracks with the band.
In a Facebook post, singer Rob Zombie states, “Well, I heard rumors of this a few days ago but I wasn’t sure if they were true or not. But it seems that one of our former drummers for White Zombie has died. Phil Buerstatte who was in the band for about two years 1992-94 was found dead this weekend.
“Phil was a very trouble guy during his time with us and I never really knew what happened to him after he left the band. The few stories I heard were not good. He played on three recording with us in his brief time, “Feed The Gods” on The Airheads Soundtrack, “Children of the Grave” and “I AM HELL” from the Beavis and Butthead soundtrack.”
Rest in peace, Phil. READ MORE
Today we see that the first Megadeth album, 1985′s Killing Is My Business… And Business Is Good!, has been eliminated from the Bloody-Disgusting reader’s choice Best Megadeth Album, which means we only have four albums left! You guys have been voting hard to let us know which album is your favorite and things are getting narrowed down to an almost Kane Hodder neck squeezing point (Seriously, that guy will crush your neck when you take a photo with him. Trust me, I know from firsthand experience.) Head on below and we’ll narrow things down even further, bringing the answer ever closer!
Megadeth will be releasing their new album Super Collider on June 4th. READ MORE
I have absolutely no idea who Miguel is or why he was performing at the Billboard Awards 2013 ceremony. Then again, I have almost no concept of what “popular” music means anymore since I rarely, if ever, listen to the radio. But at the award ceremony he was, performing some song called “Adorn” and looking like a Michael Jackson/Prince backup dancer when everything went horribly wrong.
See, what happened was Miguel decided that it was a good idea to leap over the crowd from one section of the stage to another. However, he miscalculated the distance and proceeded to drop kick one women in the face and slam into another before landing on his keister and finishing the song holding a woman that looked suspiciously like Sally Struthers.
I could explain it a bit more but I just recommend you watch the video below, complete with commentary from WWE announcer Jim Ross (so good). There’s also a GIF for you to enjoy over and over again. READ MORE
While I don’t enjoy listening to Kid Rock‘s music at all, I have to admit that the guy is becoming more and more of a badass with each act. There was the situation where he slammed Ticketmaster fees and ensured that there wouldn’t be huge charges added to ticket costs. He also dropped prices on his tour t-shirts to very reasonable prices. Oh, then there was the deal where he brought beer prices at concerts WAY down (by something like 50%).
Now, Kid Rock (real name Bob Ritchie) at the Billboard Award 2013 ceremony slipped in a stinging comment on musical performances by saying, “Let’s give it up for people lip-synching under pre-recorded music.” While some are speculating that it might’ve been a direct insult against Chris Brown (which is always a welcome thing), I’m going to have to assume that Rock was levying this insult at pretty much anyone who is guilty of lip-synching. The fact that he did this on live TV is pretty awesome and just makes me like the guy all the more. I feel like he and I would have a fun chat over some beer.
Head on below to see video of Rock’s comment. READ MORE
Metallica’s Lars Ulrich wants to follow in the footsteps of Rob Zombie and direct a movie, Getty Images Entertainment exclusively tips off Bloody Disgusting.
Ulrich revealed the ambition during an interview with Getty Images Entertainment in Cannes where he is promoting his new movie, the band’s upcoming 3D film, Through the Never.
“The biggest enemy I have is time,” Ulrich explains. “Metallica in its 32nd year is busier and has more projects on the table and takes up more of my time than it ever has.
“I may do it,” he continues. “I would love to do something. I have actually been offered the chance to both direct and produce as well as write and I’ve acted in a couple of films so I do what I can.
“Metallica is the main thing in my life and I’m not doing to turn my back on that.” READ MORE
Bloody-Disgusting is thrilled to team up with A Pale Horse Named Death to bring you an exclusive stream of their song “In The Sleeping Death”, which comes from their new album Lay My Soul To Waste! The melodic, haunting grunge/metal track is a fantastic slow burner, one that has stayed with me since I first heard it. The best way I can describe it is that it sounds like Alice In Chains only rawer, more real, and more evil. I’m beyond excited that I get to share this song with all of you readers! Head on below to give the song a listen before the album drops tomorrow.
Singer/guitarist Sal Abruscato (ex-Type O Negative) states, ““In The Sleeping Death” is about an extremely depressed and suicidal individual that is seeking the inner peace of death and wants to leave the living behind.”
Lay My Soul To Waste comes out tomorrow via Steamhammer/SPV Records. Pre-orders are available for LP here and CD here. READ MORE