TheWrap is reporting that Tom Cruise (War of the Worlds, Mission Impossible, Legend, Top Gun), in preparation for his role in the upcoming movie adaptation of the 80′s musical Rock of Ages, has been taking vocal lessons from none other than Guns N Roses singer Axl Rose‘s vocal coach.
Listen up all you Ziltoid lovers! The Devin Townsend Project will be the direct support for Children of Bodom on a full N. American tour this summer. The openers are Septicflesh and Obscura, who will be rotating the opening spots each night. Devin Townsend also released the covers for his upcoming albums, ‘Deconstruction‘ and ‘Ghost‘. Check after the jump for tour dates and both covers.
Composer Garry Schyman will be a special guest at the California State University Northridge during a performance of selected works from his compositions for Bioshock, Bioshock 2, and Dante’s Inferno. The concert will also feature the first public performance of Schyman’s Viola Concerto “Zingaro” (Second Movement) featuring renowned viola soloist Andrew Duckles. The concert is FREE if you have a ticket. All information for how/where are after the jump.
We’ve got a double header for you to soften the blow of it being a Monday. Bloody-Disgusting has scored the exclusive premiere for the new Allegaeon video ‘Biomech‘ AND we’re giving away a full prize back which includes a t-shirt, signed poster and more! The song ‘Biomech‘ comes from their latest release, ‘Fragments of Form And Function’ (review here), which you can get from iTunes. All details are after the jump.
Almost one year ago, Eric Whitacre put together 165 voices performing his piece ‘Lux Aurumque‘ from around the world to create the first YouTube Virtual Choir. Besides being a beautiful piece of music, what was so special about the piece is the scope and idea behind the project. These vocalists were alone, in their room, singing to a webcam. And in the end, their voice was put together with 164 other voices, all of whom did the exact same thing in another part of the world, to create something that can only be described as magical.
Now, Eric Whitacre is back with the Virtual Choir 2.0, a collection of over 2,000 videos from 58 countries around the world. This time, they are performing his piece ‘Sleep‘. Check it out after the jump. READ MORE
Roadrunner metal artists Cavalera Conspiracy have just released their latest album ‘Blunt Force Trauma‘ and Bloody-Disgusting scored an exclusive clip of concert footage from the bonus DVD. Check it out after the jump and see if you can resist buying the special edition afterwards. Seriously, who can resist a pissed off Brazilian guy causing hazardous-to-your-health mosh pits?
It’s been four years since we’ve gotten an album from the Beastie Boys (the last one being ‘The Mix Up‘). So, to hype up the upcoming release of ‘Hot Sauce Committee Pt. II’, they’ve released a video teaser that features pretty much every hot and recognizable comedian these days as well as a few other cameos. Check it out after the jump!
In Flames, who recently signed to Century Media Records (awesome decision, in my opinion), have announced the upcoming single ‘Deliver Us‘, which comes off of their soon to be released album, ‘Sounds Of A Playground Fading‘. Check out the single artwork below and keep your ears peeled for ‘Deliver Us‘, which will be released digitally on May 10th.
Skinny Puppy‘s Ogre and Mark Walk are preparing to unleash the fourth ohGr studio album, ‘Undeveloped‘, on May 10th. Ogre has stated that ‘Undeveloped‘ has a “soft theme of distorted sexuality”. Yeah, consider me hooked. Check out the album artwork below and check after the jump for a pretty horrific picture of Ogre and a track entitled ‘Welcome To Collidoskope‘.
Okay, who’s going to see 30 Seconds To Mars this weekend at the Gibson Amphitheater in Los Angeles? If you’re gonna be there, make sure to get there early to check out Frontline Brigade, who were personally asked by 30STM frontman Jared Leto to be the opening act. To build up some hype for these fine electro-punkers, Bloody-Disgusting scored Frontline Brigade drummer Bobby Alt‘s Top 10 Horror Movies, which you can check after the jump. Turns out the guy is good friends with Tim Sullivan (2001 Maniacs) and is dating Caroline D’Amore (Sorority Row). Some good people to know, right?
Queens Of The Stone Age are going to be releasing an expanded, re-mastered version of their debut album on April 19th (digital already out) and Bloody-Disgusting wants to hook one of you lucky readers up in celebration of this! Check after the jump for prize information as well as contest rules and more.
Facebook is really a wonderful tool. Not only can you keep up with friends and all the BS that they go through each day (I really don’t care if your cat is sleeping at the foot of the bed and you think Mr. Whiskers is adorable), but they can share some of the Internet’s most amazing offerings with a simple click of a button (hint: ‘Like’ Bloody-Disgusting and get to sharing).
Rock band Incubus have released ‘Adolescents‘, a new track from their upcoming album ‘If Not Now, When?‘. The album is slated to be released April 19th and is the first Incubus release since 2006′s ‘Light Grenades’. Check out the song below and let us know your thoughts.
Swedish prog-metal masters Pain Of Salvation have released a NSFW video for ‘Where It Hurts‘, which comes off their latest album, ‘Road Salt One‘. Watching the video, I was immediately struck by the feeling that I’d seen this video before. It didn’t take long at all to figure out which video I was thinking of (actually, it only took about a minute of watching ‘Where It Hurts‘). Check out the video below and the ‘original’ after the jump.
It was announced today via Opeth‘s Facebook that keyboardist Per Wiberg has quit Opeth and that a replacement will be announced soon. I really hope my April Fools’ joke didn’t cause this. Check below for a quote from frontman Mikael Åkerfeldt.
Although no tour dates have been set, that hasn’t stopped the official announcement of The Summer Slaughter Tour which features headline The Black Dahlia Murder and support coming from Whitechapel, Darkest Hour, Six Feet Under, As Blood Runs Black, Oceano, Fleshgod Apocalypse, Dying Fetus, and Powerglove. Fans can also vote for which band should be the opener on the tour circuit at the Official Facebook.
Horrorcore hip-hop legend Brotha Lynch Hung has released the 5th video in the ‘Coathanga Strangla‘ storyline, ‘Mannibalector‘. The song comes from the ‘Coathanga Strangla‘ album, which hits stores tomorrow. You can still pre-order a deluxe package, which includes an autographed album, a t-shirt, and a sticker.
Okay, admission time: I loved ‘Fallen‘. It wasn’t a musical masterpiece by any stretch of the imagination, but it was a fun bubblegum pop hard rock album that wasn’t pretentious and had a lot of catchy songs. Now, ‘The Open Door‘ on the other hand was pretty awful. Nothing on that album stood out to me and I quickly shelved it. So, I’m kinda on the fence after reading that Amy Lee and the Evanescence crew are supposedly entering the studio to record their third album with producer Nick Rasculinecz (Foo Fighters, Deftones, Alice In Chains)