One of my most hated songs is Nirvana‘s “Smells Like Teen Spirit”. It’s been played to absolute death for me AND I actually can’t stand the band. Believe me when I say that i understand that the band had a huge impact on the music scene and were at the forefront of the grunge scene. That doesn’t mean I have to like them.
All that being said, this acoustic cover of the aforementioned song is something really interesting as it takes the original and twists into something really unique. Give it a listen below and let me know your thoughts! READ MORE
It’s Friday, I’ve had a long week, and I need something that is heavy and a little aggressive. So why not Deftones? That’s right, let’s get some of this Sacramento alt-metal band’s music on here in the form of “You’ve Seen The Butcher”, which features one helluva bloodbath that has a rather orgy-esque feel to it. Well, if there’s any time to earn your red wings, I guess a Deftones concert/orgy would be a perfectly fine time, right?
Make sure to pick up Diamond Eyes via Amazon. READ MORE
In an interview with Spin, progressive metal band Mastodon issued details on their upcoming sixth studio album, which they hope to release this summer. They also dropped a little nugget that suggests there may very well be an EP with bonus tracks that comes out in Winter!
Drummer/vocalist Brann Dailor states, “It’s gonna be a summer release, so I feel like it needs to be amped. I don’t feel like it needs to be slow, and doom and gloom. That’s a winter album. We were actually talking about that earlier, like, ‘Why don’t we take some of the stuff that’s really moody and slow and do, like, a winter EP?’”
He continues, stating, “We have a few really kickass rock’n'roll songs on here. We have the metal, the heavy-heavy. We have the totally whacked-out and bizarre. And then we have the super-hooky, big-chorus stuff that’s still bizarre and still Mastodon — but it’s super catchy. It’s wild, all over the place. There’s a lot of variety.”
Make sure to check out our interview with Brann here. READ MORE
During the next several months, over 100 indie metal bands throughout Canada will participate in this year’s Wacken Metal Battle Canada line up in Toronto, Montreal, Calgary, Edmonton and Vancouver. The bands will compete during the months of March, April and May in 22 qualifying rounds, 6 semi-finals, and an Alberta final along with the national final being held on June 7th in Toronto, ON at Opera House.
From this battle, only one band will emerge as the Canadian representative to appear and perform at Wacken Open Air, in Wacken, Germany, the world’s most prestigious metal festival.
To commemorate this, an 81-track free download entitled Wacken Metal Battle Canada Compilation Vol. 2 has been made available and can be streamed/downloaded below! READ MORE
I never thought in my life that I would write a headline like that. But, lo and behold, Brighton hard rock band Death Ape Disco were kind enough to afford me such an opportunity and you better damn well believe that I’m going to jump all over it!
The group has released an official video for their track “10,000 Years”, which comes from their debut album Supervolcano. The video shows the band, as the headline explains, rocking out in the mouth of a gigantic ape skull that just so happens to be in the middle of a lake of lava inside a volcano. Badass.
You can watch the video below AND, as a bonus, you can download Supervolcano for free! READ MORE
It’s the final day of Women In Horror month here on Bloody-Disgusting and we got Jennifer Bartlett, vocalist of Grand Rapids, MI hardcore band Fine Fine Titans, to put together a list of her 5 Top Women In Horror! The list features some true gems, some of whom you might not have expected to land on the list but, at the same time, ones you can’t deny at all! These ladies alternately terrify and amaze us with their strength, their perseverance, and their badass scares. Check out the list below!
Fine Fine Titans are gearing up for the release of new EP Omega, which comes out on April 8th. The band has just released a new single entitled “Dance Of The Omega”, which you can listen to below. Keep your eyes peeled for a music video premiere for the track next week, right here on Bloody-Disgusting! READ MORE
In a lengthy yet awesome interview conducted on Noisey, legendary horror director/composer John Carpenter opens up about scoring a lot of the films he worked on, including Halloween, Big Trouble In Little China, and more.
When asked what score was the most fun, Carpenter replied, “I really enjoyed working on the score for Big Trouble In Little China—that was a lot of fun. Additionally I enjoyed the Prince of Darkness score, some of the later scores I did were really fun. When you have everything all hooked up, you have the film in front of you and the synths and you have a choice of sounds. That’s the most fun.”
It’s a really interesting interview as it delves into the mind of Carpenter from an angle that doesn’t get a lot of notice. You can read it at the above link. READ MORE
Metal band Slipknot will be doing major work towards a new studio album in March, according to singer Corey Taylor. In an interview with Kerrang! (and excerpted by NME), the vocalist states that the band has 17 demos that they will be taking into the studio.
Taylor states, “I can say that, to me – and this is only my opinion – it’s a cross between ‘Iowa’ and ‘Volume 3…’, but that’s honestly just scratching the surface. I think the fans are going to be very, very excited when they hear this stuff.”
He adds, “I’ve written lyrics for everything that we have right now and it’s feeling pretty good. It feels like the story of the band so far, which is a totally different take on what I’ve been used to writing with Slipknot, but I think because of everything we’ve been through, it’s time to tell that story. It’s going to be everything you want in a Slipknot album, and everything you wouldn’t expect.”
Slipknot’s last album was 2008′s All Hope Is Gone, which hit number 1 in the Billboard 200. The band’s bassist, Paul Gray, passed away in 2010 from a drug overdose. READ MORE
Detroit metal band Battlecross are about to kick off a full US tour with Protest The Hero this Saturday that will see them tour until early April. After that, the band will be hitting up the New England Metal and Hardcore Festival followed by tour dates with Killswitch Engage and Beyond Dishonored. From there, they’ll also be hitting several dates with Trivium AND sneaking in some headlining shows.
Let’s collectively take a deep breath to collect ourselves, shall we? That’s a hell of a lot of touring these boys have got in front of them. Head on down to see if they’re gonna be in your neck of the woods!
The guys are touring in support of last year’s War Of Will, which you can snag via Amazon. READ MORE
Shock rocker/director Rob Zombie has announced several headlining tour dates that include stops at a few Monster Energy festivals, including the Carolina Rebellion and Welcome To Rockville. Zombie is touring in support of last year’s Venomous Rat Regeneration Vendor. Check out the full touring schedule below.
Zombie is set to direct a limited series based upon the Charles Manson murders. The series is being written by Bret Easton Ellis (American Psycho). More details can be found here. READ MORE
Don’t get excited, this isn’t the full score from composer Bear McCreary. That being said, AMC’s The Walking Dead Original Soundtrack Vol. 1, which was released as a limited edition picture disc, is now available to order packaged in a deluxe gatefold jacket & printed inner pocket sleeve courtesy of Space Lab 9. It also comes with a full color 18×24 poster.
The pre-orders are being done through Light In The Attic and they are expected to ship on April 15th. Head below to hear the UNKLE remix of the opening theme. READ MORE
Mondo has come forward to say that a limited variant pressing of their upcoming The Omen reissue is suffering from audio problems and is therefore unsellable. They will be working with their pressing plant but will be delayed heavily due to the upcoming Record Store Day.
Direct from Mondo: “Limited to 800 copies, the “Striped” record quite simply has some audio issues that the others don’t, and we are currently getting it repressed to correct this. We don’t know when the repress will arrive, since most plants are bottlenecking due to Record Store Day. It could be a month or two at this point.”
They continue, saying, “We just want to be as transparent as possible, so that when these variants do eventually go on sale you are aware that these aren’t from a second edition pressing. As with all of our records, these are one-time, limited edition pressings.”
Below is the limited variant in question (which is just unbelievably beautiful). READ MORE
Progressive rock band Bigelf has decided to give away their track “Alien Frequency” for free, so head on over here to snag it. The track comes from the band’s upcoming album Into The Maelstrom, which is the band’s first album in six years. It will be released April 1st via InsideOut Music. (pre-order here).
Head below to hear the band’s new track “Control Freak”. READ MORE
February 27th, 1987 saw the release of A Nightmare On Elm St. 3: Dream Warriors, considered one of the best, if not the best, Nightmare film in the franchise. Starring Patricia Arquette and the return of Heather Langenkamp as Nancy Thompson, the film took the mythology of the first film and gave it a deeper backstory for the film’s villain, Freddy Krueger. It’s one of the greatest horror sequels ever and tonight I’m definitely gonna be popping in this badboy!
To celebrate the anniversary, I’ve got the film’s iconic theme song “Dream Warriors”, which was written and performed by 80′s metal stars Dokken. Head on down to relive the 80′s goodness! READ MORE
Extreme metal band Cradle Of Filth has announced that they will be releasing a remastered edition of their third demo Total F*cking Darkness, which was originally released over 20 years ago. The reissue will come as a gatefold double LP as well as a digipak CD via Mordgrimm this Spring.
Direct from the press release: “Given new life at Turan Studio in Oxford with the aid of engineer Tim Turan (who has worked on everything from Emperor to Thin Lizzy), Total F*cking Darkness commences with “Spattered In Faeces”, the only surviving track from the now mythical Goetia sessions, followed on Side A and the rest of Side B with the recordings from the Total F*cking Darkness demo. Side C offers up another previously unreleased hymn with “Devil Mayfair (Advocatus Diaboli)”, recorded in a rehearsal studio on Samhain 1992, followed by three more tracks from the same session, a further hint of the material that would have featured on the aborted Goetia album. Two short instrumental movements from former Cradle Of Filth keyboardist Ben Ryan are also included.”
Head below for the full track list as well as the cover artwork. READ MORE
Bloody-Disgusting has teamed up with industrial artist Darksiderz to bring you the exclusive first listen to his remix of Combichrist‘s “From My Cold Dead Hands”, which comes from their upcoming album We Love You (out March 25th via Metropolis Records).
Darksiderz comments, “For this remix I wanted to keep it true to my own style and go for a full-on 150bpm hardstyle banger, aimed right at the dance floor.”
Darksiderz’ remix will be available for purchase on February 28th while you can pre-order We Love You via iTunes. READ MORE
Progressive instrumental group Animals As Leaders has released a new track entitled “Lippincott”, which comes from their upcoming album The Joy Of Motion (out March 25th via Sumerian Records). You can hear the song by heading on down yonder.
Pre-orders are available for the album via Sumerian Merch, including limited edition transparent red and transparent blue vinyls. READ MORE
Tim Lambesis, ex-vocalist for metalcore band As I Lay Dying, has pleaded guilty to trying to hire a hitman to kill his wife. As a result, he now faces up to nine years in prison.
Lambesis had met with an undercover agent to organize the hit, giving the agent money, house access codes, dates, and more to ensure that everything was done according to plan.
More information can be found at The Guardian. READ MORE
Okay, so this is more than a few years late but it’s still awesome and I have a feeling many of you might not have heard this. Below is a fantastic mash up that takes the classic track “Come Together” from The Beatles and mashes it with Nine Inch Nails‘ haunting, erotic staple “Closer”. The end result is an awesome mix that works surprisingly well.
Head on down to give it a listen! READ MORE
We’re huge vinyl fans here on Bloody Disgusting, especially since we not only collect the cool new offerings, but try and get stuff that actually sounds better on the format.
Today we’re excited to exclusively announce Mondo’s latest release, The Omen, composed by Jerry Goldsmith.
Arriving with artwork by Phantom City Creative (Halloween vinyl art), the product comes pressed on 180 Gram Black vinyl with randomly inserted “Mark Of The Beast Translucent Red” (limited to 200 copies).
You’ll be able to score this vinyl and celebrate my birthday on the same day: March 4th.
The vinyl will be available for purchase on the Mondo website. Watch the Mondo Twitter for time announcement.
This is the second Jerry Goldsmith score we have released, following last year’s Poltergeist. This is an expanded edition of the Original soundtrack, featuring tracks that have never before been released on vinyl (marked with asterisk*). It was mastered for vinyl by James Plotkin. READ MORE
On April 19th, punk rock band Green Day will be releasing an 18-demo collection entitled Demolicious, which will feature demos recorded during the ¡Uno!, ¡Dos!, and ¡Tré! album studio sessions. The two disc set will be released on red or clear vinyl as well as CD and cassette. There will also be a new track, “State Of Shock”, and an acoustic version of “Stay The Night” included in the release.
Below is the album artwork. READ MORE
Metal band Whitechapel has announced that they will be releasing their new album Our Endless War on April 29th via Metal Blade Records. The album was tracked by Mark Lewis and artwork was done by Aaron Marsh. Pre-orders are available here.
Says guitarist Alex Wade, “We are excited to announce our fifth full length studio album Our Endless War. In typical Whitechapel fashion, this CD takes the sound we have been developing over the past 8 years of our career and pushes it to new levels. We want each record we release to sound different, and this one is no exception. With dashes of every record we have done so far mixed with the intensity of a new sound, this record is sure to please fans of Whitechapel, old and new.”
In anticipation of this release, the band has released a lyric video for their new track “The Saw Is The Law” (a reference to TCM’s “The Saw Is Family”?). You can listen to it below as well as see tour dates for the band with Carnifex, Within The Ruins, and Cruelhand. READ MORE
Swedish mysterious heavy metal band Ghost will be heading down South to rock out at the Texas Frightmare Weekend in Dallas on May 3rd. Their appearance will probably be sometime during the day as they are also going to be playing at the House Of Blues that very same night. The band is still touring to promote their latest album Infestissumam, which I have to admit I didn’t like the first few times I spun it but it has since grown on me a great deal.
You can snag tickets to the Texas Frightmare Weekend here. READ MORE
UK rock group Anathema has announced that they will be embarking on a US tour as direct support for Finnish love metal band HIM. The band is touring in support of their 2012 album Weather Systems, which ranks as one of my favorite albums ever released. They are also taking a break from writing/recording a new album to go on tour.
Guitarist/vocalist Daniel Cavanagh comments, “Anathema is delighted to return to the United States as special guests of our personal friends Ville Valo and HIM. It’s always a great occasion playing with our Finnish mates – as we’ve known each other’s music for many years and have been sharing stages together on a number of occasions since our main support to them in the UK for ‘Dark Light’ in 2006. To do this in the United States, the birthplace of rock and roll and one of Anathema’s true musical and spiritual homes, is just a fantastic prospect – especially so soon after our first headlining tour last autumn which was a success beyond our expectations. We hope to really provoke a strong reaction from the audience, and I’m sure we will perform a song or two from our brand new album, which is being finished as I write. HIM in the USA? Bring it on!”
I saw Anathema tour last year and it was fantastic! The band has enormous amounts of energy live and they performed every song flawlessly. Go and see them if they come near your neck of the woods. All tour dates can be seen below. READ MORE