Electronic rock band Linkin Park has released a short in-studio video (probably filmed on a cellphone) that features a clip of new music. From the very short clip, it actually sounds pretty intense. It’s definitely heavier than the vast majority of songs the band has released over the last several years. Head on down to give it a listen.
In the clip, there is a brief moment where guitarist Brad Delson has a yellow pad in front of him that has the words “The Hunting Party” written on it. It also has the numbers “6 14″. It’s easy to speculate that “The Hunting Party” could be the name of the album. However June 14th is a hard sell on a release date as that falls on a Saturday and albums almost always are released on Tuesdays.
The band’s last studio release was 2012′s Living Things, which I was not a fan of. You can read my review here. READ MORE
Metal Hammer has premiered a clip from the upcoming Ending Is The Beginning DVD, the tribute CD/DVD to Suicide Silence vocalist Mith Lucker, who died in November of 2012. The clip is of the song “You Only Live Once” and features Randy Blythe (Lamb Of God) on vocals and Robb Flynn (Machine Head) on guitars. It’s pretty incredible seeing everyone come together for an event like this.
All proceeds from the CD/DVD go towards funding the education of Lucker’s daughter.
You can watch the video below. READ MORE
Hungarian metal band Apey & The Pea have released an official music video for their track “Nazareth”, which comes from their Devil’s Nectar album (purchase here. You can watch the video below.
These guys were featured on here as part of the Check This Band Out series that we run when we find bands that are deserving of a few minutes of your time. You give them that and you might just find yourself a new favorite band! READ MORE
Waxwork Records has tweeted a teaser of the artwork for their upcoming Creepshow vinyl reissue. The artwork is done by Ghoulish Gary Pullin, who also did the label’s Reanimator release. You can view the teaser below.
There is no set release date but we’ll be keeping our eyes and ears very much peeled to let you know when you can snag it!
Creepshow was composed by John Harrison, who also composed director George A. Romero’s Day Of The Dead. The film was written by famed horror novelist Stephen King. READ MORE
Hard rockers Eve To Adam have been featured on Bloody-Disgusting quite a bit over the years and it’s really incredible to see how far they’ve come. They’ve gone from an upcoming band that few had heard of to sharing stages with some of the biggest names in the industry, including an upcoming tour with Italian melodic hard rockers Lacuna Coil. It’s been pretty incredible to see their growth and, in a small way, feel like we’ve been a part of that.
That’s why we’ve got several upcoming exclusive webisodes for you readers coming this week. The band recently got off a tour with rock/metal group Escape The Fate and they got a lot of footage behind-the-scenes that they want to share with the world! So head on down to check out the first of three exclusive videos!
You can also pick up the band’s new album Locked & Loaded via iTunes or Amazon. READ MORE
It’s been announced that Eugene, OR doom metal band Yob will be the opener on three of Tool‘s upcoming dates: Spokane, Portland and Eugene. Meanwhile, Failure, who are reuniting to tour for the first time since 1996, will be opening from Reno through Phoenix.
Tool frontman Maynard James Keenan stated, “I was already excited to play with Failure at my 50th birthday party in May, with Puscifer and A Perfect Circle. Now I get to do a few more shows with them. Best birthday ever.”
Failure vocalist Ken Andrews adds, “I’m seriously excited about these shows with Tool. Looking forward to hanging with my old mates, but more importantly, it’s a chance for people to hear two bands that still really care about the long form album format and what you can do with that amount of time artistically, versus three-and-a-half minute singles.” READ MORE
Composer Steven Price is able to add a little gold to his shelf tonight as his score for the sci-fi thriller Gravity has one “Best Score” at the Oscars. This was the first Academy Award nomination for Price. He was nominated for this score at the Golden Globes as well as several prestigious film ceremonies as well as winning at the 2014 BAFTA awards and other ceremonies.
For those of you who haven’t seen the movie and had a chance to experience Price’s score, it’s something truly fantastic. Price manages to capture the terror and fear of the film while also injecting the humanity and emotion. It’s a truly wonderful score, one that you should check out when you have some time to appreciate it.
Keep up on Gravity‘s mammoth winnings tonight right here. READ MORE
Heavy metal band Metallica will be popping open some champagne bottles in the near future as their 1991 self-titled album (which is widely referred to as the Black Album) is expected pass 16 million copies sold in the next few months. The album averages sales between 2,000 to 3,000 per week.
The album has already been certified as 16 times platinum for shipping over 16 million copies and is, according to Nielsen SoundScan, the best-selling CD of the SoundScan era.
I defended this album pretty strongly in my article, “Metallica And The Case Of The Entitled Fans”, which you can read here. I mean, considering that it was the album that got me into metal, it’s always going to have a special place in my heart! READ MORE
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