Sponsored by Nuclear Blast USA, Decibel Magazine, Amoeba Music L.A., Boss Printing, Dean Guitars, and Full Metal Jackie, the world’s first-ever film festival dedicated to heavy metal music will be taking place at the Downtown Independent Cinema in Los Angeles, California this coming March 31st through April 3rd, 2011.
Bloody-Disgusting has scored an exclusive interview with composer and orchestrator Penka Kouneva (Midnight Movie, Hostel, Chupacabra, World Of Warcraft, StarCraft II). Her work has paired her up with some of the biggest names in the film and video game industry, including Nathan Barr, Steve Jablonsky, and many more. After the jump, you can read her answers about what it takes to score a horror movie, what the difference between orchestrating and composing it, and what some of her favorite works are.
So, Fred Durst hit Twitter again and spilled the beans about the official release date for Limp Bizkit‘s upcoming album ‘Gold Cobra’. Apparently, we can expect it to come out June 7th, though again, I’ll believe it when I see it. Hopefully they got pissed when they recorded the album and it’s fully of songs of the heavy persuasion.
A Perfect Circle, the band led by Tool‘s Maynard James Keenan, has announced a full N. American tour, starting with them headlining the 2011 Rock On The Range festival in Columbus, Ohio. This news came direct from their freshly updated website, which features one badass looking octopus (I’ve got a thing for octopods. TMI? Don’t really care.). Now, the only other bit of news I’d like to hear is that a new album is in the works, although Tool‘s should come first. Ah well, check out the tour dates after the jump. I’ll be at the Fox Theater show in Detroit.
I definitely had no idea this split was going to happen and now that I do I couldn’t be more excited. La Dispute & Koji have teamed up to release a 12″ EP called “Never Come Undone” on No Sleep Records. Both bands are providing two songs each, La Dispute providing an original along with a re-imagining of a song off their 2008 release “Somewhere At The Bottom Of The River Between Vega And Altair”, and Koji with an original song and a cover. The album is going to be a one sided 12″ with an etching as the B-side. You can pre-order the album HERE from the No Sleep webstore. Pre-orders come with a 1″ button special to this pre-order, and every 12″ will come with a digital download code. There is also a special pre-order only shirt you can get as well, but be reminded to get the shirt you also have to pre-order the album.
Radiohead revolutionized the music industry world when they announced that their album, ‘In Rainbows‘, was going to be released via the Internet AND that people could name their own price. Well, that concept is now hitting the concert ticket world.
Swedish metal band Evergrey have announced a full N. American tour that will include Blackguard, Powerglove, The Absence, and Sabaton. The tour begins in Atlanta where the band will be rocking out Prog Power (I’ve always wanted to go to one of those shows). Make sure to check out our review of their new album ‘Glorious Collision’ as well as our exclusive interview with frontman Tom Englund.
YouTube is a rather magical place if you stop and think about it. It’s a portal where people can share untold amounts of creativity with the rest of the world without having to go through “proper” channels. People share their music, their films, their hopes and dreams, baring themselves entirely, leaving themselves naked to those who view their video. It takes a great amount of courage and hope to post something that is near and dear to your soul in the hopes that someone, somewhere, will connect with you.
So, this Rebecca Black ‘Friday’ viral video is completely absurd in my mind. It’s a fantastic example of how money creates popular music these days rather than actual talent. However, it also presents a lot of opportunity for parody. Don’t believe me? Just look below for one of the vast multitude of examples.
Bloody-Disgusting loves bringing you the goods. Especially the horror goods! So today we’re bringing you an exclusive track premiere of Mr. Sardonicus from horrorpunk band Blitzkid‘s upcoming album ‘Apparitional’! The album comes out digitally on March 29th and the physical copy comes out May 3rd. Check after the jump for the exclusive track premiere as well as info on the band.
Hey all, we’re doing a first for Bloody-Disgusting Music and we’re really excited to share it with all of you! Here’s all the info you need:
The Haunted are an incredibly consistent band in many regards. Up to now, they’ve released a new album every two to three years. They have also grown and evolved with each new release. If someone tells you that ‘Versus’ sounds just like ‘The Dead Eye’, you can pretty much be sure that they have no idea what they’re talking about. And so it is with ‘Unseen’. It comes out two and a half years after ‘Versus’ and the sound has definitely evolved. But has it evolved for the better? Check after the jump to find out!
Alright readers, we’ve done a lot of badass contests on here but this one is, in my opinion, the first truly horror-themed contest. Bloody-Disgusting and Hot Picks USA have teamed up to bring you what is quite possibly the ‘skulliest’ contest EVER! After the jump you can find out how to enter to win three packs of Hot Picks USA skull picks, a skull strap and, most importantly, a skull shaped guitar! It’s a skull overload!!!
Well, the time has come. The review that many have been waiting for is finally up. Tesseract’s ‘One’ was chosen as my ‘Most Anticipated Album of 2011’ due to my love of the ‘Concealing Fate EP’. So the question arises, has Tesseract been able to produce an album that satisfies? Have they been able to create that same magic? Find out after the jump!
Limp Bizkit frontman Fred Durst snuck in via Twitter a tentative release date of June 7th for the new LB album, ‘Gold Cobra’. I’m somewhat skeptical, but if it’s true, then I’m pretty eager to hear the new stuff. Let’s be honest guys, the music of Limp Bizkit is actually pretty sweet. Don’t believe me? Just listen to Boiler, that song kicks ass! Plus, Wes Borland is a huge horror fan, so it’s always cool to support someone in the community.
The New Kids On The Block and Backstreet Boys ‘NKOTBSB’ tour is already selling out all over the country and fans are going completely nuts. And let’s be honest, why shouldn’t they? When it comes to the numbers, both of these groups are at the top of the pop genre, regardless of how long it’s been since they were “popular”. Because of this renewed interest, the two groups are putting out an album that features five fan picked songs from each group AND a track where the two bands will collaborate on a new song, ‘Don’t Turn Out The Lights’. Also on the album will be the mash-up that NKOTBSB has performed a couple of times, most notably on New Years Eve and at the 2010 AMAs.
A little bit ago, we posted an exclusive interview with Neil Fallon, singer of the rock band Clutch. As many of you know, that interview was conducted while they were opening up for legendary rock and roll band Motorhead. While we didn’t get an interview with Lemmy (we’re working on it people!), we did get to watch one hell of a show and take some awesome pictures for your viewing pleasure. Check it all out after the jump.
Evile, the band responsible for one of the hardest tracks in Rock Band history, are entering the studio this weekend to record their third album. The band will again be working with producer Russ Russel (Napalm Death, Dimmu Borgir). All of that aside, have any of you beaten ‘Thrasher’??? That song is ridiculous!
A lot of times these YouTube mash-ups are complete failures. But sometimes they are just incredible. Below is an example of how two completely different styles can work together with the right touch. My only complaint is that Katy Perry’s vocals are way too loud in the mix, overpowering Periphery. Otherwise, it’s something I would definitely rock on my iPod.
Tesseract are making a huge scene in the metal world right now. Hell, their debut album isn’t even out yet and they got nominated for Best New Band in the UK Golden Gods (which I’m pretty sure they’re gonna get). Now, they hype is building up even more as they have released a video for their upcoming single ‘Nascent’, which is off their debut album ‘One’ (due for release next week, the 22nd). Check out the video below and then check after the jump for a comment from bassist Amos Williams about the Golden Gods nomination and tour dates for a full North American run.
Bloody-Disgusting favorite Twitch The Ripper have announced a full US tour that goes from this spring into the summer with all sorts of cool acts, depending on where you live. You might be seeing them with The Funeral Party, or at Darkfest with Ego Likeness and The Ludovico Technique. OR you might catch them with Thrill Kill Kult and 16 Volt. Sounds like no matter where you see them, you’re getting an awesome show. Twitch The Ripper have been huge BD supporters and we’re thrilled to see them hit the road and spread their music.
Bloody-Disgusting has scored an exclusive interview with one of the original horrorcore rappers, Brotha Lynch Hung. Lynch’s Coathanga Strangla, the second album in the Coathanga Strangla trilogy, comes out April 5th. The first album was Dinner And A Movie and the third album is entitled Mannibal Lecter.
After the jump, you can read about where the concept came from, what horror means to Lynch, what video games he’s into and, of course, some of his favorite horror movies.