Guitarist Doyle Wolfgang Von Frankenstein will be joining Danzig for a European tour on the 25th Anniversary tour. The group will be performing a set of their classic horror-punk influenced hits. The tour dates can be seen below.
Yesterday we posted a low quality video of Kanye West‘s Yeezus commercial, which was heavily inspired by the 2000 classic American Psycho. Starring Scott Disick and Jonathan Cheban, the video re-enacts the famous Huey Lewis And The News scene. You can watch the hi-quality video below.
While the original scene is full of tension and black humor, this “tribute” is full of quite possibly the most annoying voicework I’ve ever seen. I’m told that Disick is some kind of reality TV star (I’ve honestly never heard of him before today) but this really makes me question why. Then again, a lot of mega popular culture makes me shake my head, so I guess it only makes sense. READ MORE
UK indie rockers Foals have released a NSFW music video for their song “Bad Habit”, which comes from their latest album Holy Fire. Directed by Nabil Elderkin, the video shows singer Yannis Philippakis walking through the desert, chasing after a nude woman (hence the NSFW tag) but simply unable to reach her. Meanwhile, the desert keeps throwing obstacles in his path, barriers for him to overcome. The full video can be seen below. READ MORE
Bloody-Disgusting has teamed up with Modesto, California metal band Better Left Unsaid to bring you the exclusive uncensored music video premiere for “She Needs Violence”! The video mixes band performance with artistic imagery, heightened sexuality, and jarring violence. Some imagery here may be NSFW, so keep that in mind when watching it. Also, make sure to check out this photo album of behind-the-scenes photos from the shoot.
Also below is an exclusive interview with drummer Brent Terry that goes over the band, their fondness of horror, the concept of the video and more.
The more I listen to the song, the more I really enjoy it. It has elements of Mudvayne back when that band was something unique and exciting. It mixes melody with ferocity and it’s obvious that there is a fantastic amount of communication within the band as the song has great structure and flows evenly from one passage to another.
Ex-Slayer drummer Dave Lombardo will be guest appearing on the new Sepultura album, which is tentatively scheduled for an October release via Nuclear Blast Records. The album is being produced by Ross Robinson (Machinehead, Slipknot, Fear Factory).
Guitarist Andreas Kisser comments, “He came and it was so nice, so special, so awesome! He is one of the nicest guys in business and he enjoyed the idea a lot. Ross and Mike prepared two drum sets on the living room, facing each other, no cymbals, just tribal drums! When the mics were all ready and running Eloy and Dave started playing and the magic was on; so great! The part they recorded will be a special part on the middle of one of the songs. It came out crazy!”
The new Sepultura album will be the follow up to 2011′s Kairos. READ MORE
On August 27th, Puscifer (the side project from Tool frontman Maynard James Keenan) will be releasing All Re-Mixed Up, a remix album of tracks from the Conditions Of My Parole album (review), which came out in 2011. Now fans can get the opportunity to listen to samples of the entire album via Amazon. Simply click on the “Play All Samples” button above the track list and enjoy!
All Re-Mixed Up features remixes from Aaron Harris, John Fryer, Sir Mix-A-Lot, and many more. READ MORE
To all of my women readers who want to see badass females in metal, simply look no further than Los Angeles thrash metallers Huntress. Fronted by the beautiful, fierce Jill Janus, this band is a throwback to the days of ferocious and brutal speed. And right now they need your help. The band has launched an IndieGoGo page to raise funds for their upcoming trek on the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival, where they will be playing alongside such acts as Amon Amarth, Rob Zombie, Mastodon, Five Finger Death Punch, Machinehead, Children Of Bodom, and many more. Below is a small list of things the band is offering to those who pledge to their campaign.
Huntress will be releasing their new album Starbound Beast on July 2nd. Pre-orders can be found here. Audio samples of the entire album can be heard below.
Rapper Kanye West is poised to release his latest opus Yeezus tomorrow via Roc-A-Fella Records. Over the weekend, West hosted an L.A. listening party where he projected a short film that is basically a shot-for-shot copy of the classic Huey Lewis And The News scene from American Psycho. The short film stars reality TV star Scott Disick in the role of Patrick Bateman and Kim Kardashian BFF Jonathan Cheban. You can watch a super blurry, terrible audio quality video capture of the film below.
Yeezus is one of the year’s most anticipated albums and features three tracks produced by Daft Punk. West built this album around his concept of ADGAF (I don’t give a f*ck). He wanted there to be no theme aside from the theme that it be dark. A track that was done with EDM sensation Skrillex was cut from the album. Since being leaked recently, the album has been getting mixed reviews. READ MORE
There are many ways that one can listen to an album. You can put it on and start skipping through tracks, beginning with the track that made you buy the album in the first place. You can put it on and then go about doing other things, using the music as background noise. Or you can put on the album, sit back, and truly listen to it, appreciating the time and effort that the musicians put into it, hearing the subtle little flairs that take it to a new level. Of course there are other ways, but these are the ones that stick out in my mind.
When I got ahold of Wisdom of Crowds, the collaboration album from Bruce Soord with Jonas Renske, I knew it was an album that would require plenty of concentration and attention. After all, the former is from UK prog rock band The Pineapple Thief and the latter is the singer of Katatonia, one of my favorite bands. It meant that when I hit ‘Play’, I needed to give this album my all and truly focus. But was it worth that effort? Find out below. READ MORE
Italian prog rockers Goblin will be heading to Australia for two concerts where they will be performing classics from their horror scores of Suspiria, Dawn Of The Dead, Deep Red, and Roller. The group will be playing in Melbourne and, for the first time, Sydney. Tickets are now available here. Below are the tour dates as well as a stunning poster for the concert series (seriously, this is something that I would gladly hang up on my wall).
Goblin will also be live performing the soundtrack to Suspiria at this year’s Housecore Horror Film Fesival in Austin, TX. They are scheduled to perform Sunday, October 27th and will close out the festival. READ MORE
Going to a concert is often the very best place to do some people watching. There are always the type of people who view a concert as a time to dress like their favorite band, seeing it like some Halloween-esque occasion where they can emulate and, in a strange manner, become the person they so idolize. Myself? I wear a t-shirt and some jeans. I look a bit like a schlub. It’s what I’m used to.
In any case, it’s still fascinating to see how people dress when they go to a concert. And I’m apparently not the only one who thinks so. Photographer James Mollison, in 2008, took panoramic photos of people who were attending various concerts, be it Marilyn Manson, 50 Cent, Rod Stewart, Motorhead, or many others. Check out the gallery below or a cool audio/visual journey here. READ MORE
It’s yet another Friday and the weekend looms upon us! So why don’t we horror fans kick it off with something a little weird, a little off, and more than a little twisted. For this week’s edition of Twisted Music Video Of The Week, we’ve got Queen Of The Stone Age‘s delightfully bizarre and violent animated video for “Kalopsia”, which comes from their latest album …Like Clockwork (iTunes). Featuring people melting, rainbow hallucinations, and one terrifying looking teddy bear, it’s a deliciously creepy video. Give it a watch below and make sure to leave a comment with your suggestion for next week’s edition! READ MORE
VH1 Classic’s premiere metal program That Metal Show will be celebrating its 100th episode this Saturday. Hosted by radio/TV personality Eddie Trunk alongside comedians Don Jamieson and Jim Florentine, the show has been a staple of rock and metal history and is a welcome program for fans of the genre.
Jamieson exclaims, “Wow, congrats to the entire TMS team for reaching our 100th episode. To all of our fans worldwide, a big horns up for making our metal dreams come true!”
To celebrate this event, special guest stars Rex Brown (Pantera, Kill Devil Hill) and singer Sebastian Bach will be appearing on the show. Brown will be discussing his Pantera years and promoting his book, “Official Truth, 101 Proof: The Inside Story Of Pantera” while Bach will be promoting his new DVD/CD Abachalypse Now.
A teaser of the episode can be seen below along with the rest of the season’s guest stars. READ MORE
ESP Guitars has unveiled a limited edition Heavy Metal guitar that is, to put it mildly, freakin’ awesome! Only 300 of these guitars are being produced and they can be purchased directly from the ESP Website at a cost of $899.00 (not including S&H). Head on below for the full specs of the guitar. READ MORE
The Housecore Horror Film Fest, which takes place October 24th-27th in Austin, TX, has announced the full lineup of bands that will be performing. Including appearances from GWAR, Down, Pig Destroyer, Whitechapel, and more, the big performance, the one that everyone is talking about, is the appearance of Italian rockers Goblin, who will be performing their soundtrack to the Italian giallo classic Suspiria…while the movie is playing!!! Full event information as well as ticket options are available here.
I’m planning on flying on out to Austin for this event as it sounds way too good to be true. Anyone else gonna be there that wants to get together for a few drinks? READ MORE
Australian progressive rockers Karnivool have announced the release of their third full length studio album Asymmetry will be on July 19th via Cymatic Records/Sony. Pre-orders are now open for various formats (excluding North America) and can be found here. An iTunes pre-order will go live later today and will include an immediate download of their new single, “We Are”. The band has also announced two tours, one in Australia and one in the UK.
Vocalist Ian Kenny states, “I think each time Karnivool walk into another record we all want to explore new ground. We want to open the door to our musical basement, switch the light off and tumble down the stairs into god knows what. Each time we switch the light on again we are a different band.”
Guitarist Drew Goddard adds, “We wanted this record to be a natural evolution from Sound Awake. It needed to be more honest and raw, sound wise and song wise, exploring unchartered territory for the band while holding true to the things that make Karnivool… Karnivool.”
In regards to the title, Goddard adds, “As a theme or title, it’s very much a broad brushstroke. It’s one that we feel encompasses where we are at in a musical sense at this point in time. We are very much into big ideas that are open to interpretation, ideas that can mean different things to different members of the band as well as the listener.”
Head on below to watch the mysterious video for “We Are” (directed by Christopher Frey) and to see the upcoming tour dates. READ MORE
Hard rockers Black Veil Brides have released an “Ultimate Edition” of their latest album Wretched And Divine: The Story Of The Wild Ones, which was originally released on January 8th, 2013. The deluxe box set has sold out but a CD/DVD version is still available.
This release also comes as the band gets ready to hit the road on the main stage of the Vans Warped Tour. The band will apparently be playing several “never before played” songs on this tour. Head here for tour dates. READ MORE
Electronic group Aesthetic Perfection have released an official video for their new single “Antibody”. The song comes from an as-of-yet-untitled fourth album, which has an undetermined 2014 release date. The video was directed and edited by Mitch Massie, who is the man responsible for the now infamous “Forced Gender Reassignment” music video from Cattle Decapitation. The video reminds me of something that Marilyn Manson would do, with lots of latex, disgusting teeth, colored contacts, etc…
The website WelcomeToTwinPeaks has become a personal favorite site for me, bringing me fresh news and exciting Twin Peaks related stories to a TV series that has been off the air since 1991. And recently they turned me on to Bookhouse (like the Bookhouse Boys), a jazz trio that has just released an album entitled Ghostwood, a 12-track album that gives fresh takes on Angelo Badalamenti’s classic works. The album is available to purchase on Amazon, iTunes, and as a limited edition double vinyl.
Head on below to hear the album (if you have Spotify) or click here if you are Spotify-less. There’s also a video of the group performing “Into The Night” and “Laura Palmer’s Theme” down below. READ MORE
Bloody-Disgusting is thrilled to team up with Seattle doom metal band Lesbian to bring you an exclusive stream of the third segment of “Foretelevision”. The new album Foretelevision, out June 25th via Translation Loss, is one single 44+ minute track and shifts from doom to blackened metal, all with prog influences. The album was recorded with producing collaborator Randall Dunn (Wolves In The Throne Room, Earth) and features artwork by Arik Roper. Head on below to hear this majestic, epic aural onslaught!
Famed artist Ghoulish Gary Pullin has posted a blog post that details his thought process that led him to create that amazing cover art for the upcoming Re-Animator vinyl OST, which is set to come out on July 30th via Waxword Records. If you head on over here, you can read through it and see some cool images. It’s well worth checking out as it delves a bit into the head of a horror artist working with a genre classic.
In the blog post, Pullin states, “I knew I wanted to do something completely different than what had been created for the film in the past. The original illustrated poster for Re-Animator has always been a big inspiration. It’s a perfectly painted image and who can forget the tagline, “Herbert West has a good head on his shoulders… and another one on his desk.” READ MORE
Fretboard Heatmaps is a nifty little website that shows how often a specific guitar fret is used by a band. You can see such bands as Metallica, Slayer, Joe Satriani, Steve Vai, B.B. King, and many more, simply by clicking the link above. It’s a pretty fun way to spend a few minutes, especially when you see just how spread out the notes are depending on the musical style (metal is almost primarily near the headstock while jazz is spread out a bit more). Enjoy! READ MORE
TesseracT guitarist Acle Kahney seems to be quite the fan of horror films. To promote the YouTube account for his studio 4D Sounds, he has uploaded a trailer for Paranormal Activity 4 where he added in synths, guitar lines, and other noises. He writes via a Facebook post that he, “…spent an hour or two on it. Not exactly the best of films but eh it was fun.” You can watch the trailer below.
TesseracT recently released their second full length album Altered State. Be sure to read my review here.
Personally, I find this to be more effective than the original trailer. Then again, the original trailer did absolutely nothing for me as the PA films have, much like other franchises, gone steadily downhill since the first one. READ MORE