Recently the metal world suffered a tragic blow when original Slayer guitarist Jeff Hanneman passed away due to liver failure at the age of 49. The band was one of the purveyor’s of the thrash metal scene and his loss was keenly felt by fans and musicians alike.
For those who wish to pay their respects, a memorial celebration will be held Thursday, May 23rd at the Hollywood Palladium in Los Angeles from 3:30pm to 7:30pm. It will be a free celebration, all ages, and is available to the public on a first-come, first-in basis. READ MORE
We’re inching ever closer to the Bloody-Disgusting reader’s choice for Best Megadeth Album and the winner is nearly in sight! Based on votes from yesterday, the album with the least amount of votes is 1988′s So Far, So Good… So What!, which means we remove it from the list and we enter into the top six albums! Head on below to cast your vote so that tomorrow we enter the Top 5 Megadeth Albums!
Megadeth will release their new album Super Collider on June 4th. READ MORE
Supergroup Palms has unveiled the album artwork for their debut album as well as the titles of the six tracks featured on the album. The 47-minute album will be released June 25th via Ipecac Records. An iTunes pre-order will net people an automatic download of their song “Tropics”.
Palms features Deftones singer Chino Moreno as well as ex-ISIS members Jeff Caxide, Aaron Harris, and Clifford Meyer.
Head on below for the cover, the track list, and a stream of their song “Patagonia”. READ MORE
Metalcore band August Burns Red has released a lyric video for “Fault Line”, the first single from their upcoming album Rescue & Restore, which comes out June 25th. The album is the followup to 2011′s Leveler (unless you want to count 2012′s Christmas album August Burns Red Presents: Sleddin’ Hill). The album can be pre-ordered in many different packages here.
Guitarist JB Brubaker comments, “’Fault Line’ is a staple sounding ABR song. It’s a good place to start when whetting people’s appetites for Rescue & Restore.”
Brubaker discusses the album, stating, “Rescue & Restore is about challenging other bands and ourselves, as well as fans of this music, to want more than whatever happens to be the current buzz,” explains Brubaker. “We’ve done our best with each new album to try to push our sound in new directions and we’d like to see our peers do the same. People need to realize that there’s not much of a difference between a metalcore song that has a couple breakdowns with a repeating chorus and the latest Lady Gaga song. This genre used to be better than that. It can still be better than that.”
Head on below to check out the lyric video. READ MORE
Rockers Young Beautiful In A Hurry have released a 16-bit homage music video for their cover of Queen‘s “Don’t Stop Me Now”. The video, directed and edited by The Walking Dead composer Bear McCreary and featuring James Rolfe (Angry Video Game Nerd), is a love letter to the great Sonic The Hedgehog games from the Sega Genesis era. Head on below to give it a watch!
You can buy YBINA’s debut album here. READ MORE
Randy Blythe, vocalist for Lamb Of God, has posted a lengthy essay on his Tumblr entitled “Be Carefully”. It is a heartbreaking, emotional piece in which Randy explains many of his feelings after he was exonerated of the death of 19-year old Daniel Nosek, who died after suffering injuries at a 2010 LoG concert in Prague. It is also a post in which Blythe makes impassioned pleas to the metal community, both the fans as well as the promoters/club owners.
Beautifully written and thoughtfully crafted, it is not an easy piece to read. I’ll fully admit that I had tears in my eyes when Blythe describes sitting down with Nosek’s mother and holding her hands while they both wept.
Head on below to read the message. READ MORE
Israeli metal band Orphaned Land have released a lyric video for “Our Own Messiah”, the band’s first single from their upcoming album All Is One (out June 25th via Century Media Records). The album was mixed by Jens Bogren (Amon Amarth, Opeth, Devin Townsend Project, James LaBrie) and was recorded in Israeli, Turkey, and Sweden. Over 40 musicians were used on All Is One, including 25 choir singers and eight classical violin, viola and cello players from Turkey.
Head on below to hear the song. READ MORE
Today continues the Bloody-Disgusting reader’s choice Best Megadeth Album! Yesterday you all cast your votes and the album with the least was 2011′s Thirteen. That leaves us with seven more albums to narrow down to the final ultimate thrasher! Head on down and let your voice be heard!
Megadeth will be releasing their new album Super Collider on June 4th. READ MORE
Bloody-Disgusting is thrilled to bring you an exclusive first look at the upcoming TesseracT music video for “Of Energy – Singularity” with eight amazing photos. The photos show a woman in red lingerie (possibly NSFW?) as well as close ups of some strange, alien creature. There’s also a nice homage to A Nightmare On Elm St. with a strange tentacle joining the woman in the bath.
“Video production began on “Singularity” a few days ago. Produced by Horsie In The Hedge/Pari Passu Films and featuring the Emmy Award-winning director of photography Mark Wolf, as well as the practical effects team that worked on Skyfall and Prometheus, the video is sure to be as cinematically stunning as the music itself.”
“Of Energy – Singularity” comes from TesseracT’s upcoming album Altered State (review). Head on below to see the images. READ MORE
Norwegian prog-metal band Leprous have released an official music video for “The Cloak”, their new single from their upcoming album Coal (out May 28th via InsideOut Music). THe video was directed by David Solbjørg of Twitchy Films.
The band states, “While we’re anxiously waiting to release ‘Coal’ to the public, another taste of it is coming your way. A while back we announced a video was in the making, and now everything is ready for your eyes and ears. ‘The Cloak’ is our second music video, and we’re extremely excited to finally release it! Enjoy!”
Coal is the followup to 2011′s brilliant Bilateral (review), which was an Album Of The Year for me. I highly recommend giving these guys a serious shot if you haven’t listened to them much. READ MORE
We’re back to find out the Bloody Disgusting reader’s choice Best Megadeth Album! Day after day, we’ve been knocking one Megadeth album after another out of the running and now we’ve got yet another album to take out of the loop: 1999′s Risk! To be completely honest, I’m amazed that album had held on for as long as it did, but the fans spoke and I listened! But we still have eight albums to vote on to narrow down to the final album, the one that you readers love the most! So head on below and cast your votes!
Megadeth will release their new album Super Collider on June 4th. READ MORE
Famed metal vocalist Phil Anselmo (Pantera, Down) has released a new song from his upcoming solo album Walk Through Exits Only, which was recorded with his band The Illegals. The track “Usurper’s Bastard Rant” can be heard below (courtesy of Rolling Stone).
Walk Through Exits Only will be coming out July 16th via Anselmo’s Housecord Records label. A North American tour is planned for this summer. READ MORE
Horror punk band Snow White’s Poison Bite have released an official video for “Will You Meet Me In The Graveyard?”, which comes from their Victory Records debut album Featuring: Dr. Gruesome And The Gruesome Gory Horror Show. The video features a ton of horror visuals, including gory crime scenes, skeleton dances, live burials, and more. You can watch the video below. READ MORE
Last year, Southern sludge rockers Baroness went through a terrifying and injurious bus accident that saw each band member hurt. Since then bassist Matt Maggioni and drummer Allen Blickle have left the band, which singer/guitarist John Baizley says was part of an amicable split.
But now the boys are back and are ready to hit the road. In a candid video statement, Baizely and guitarist Pete Adams speak about their focus and their eagerness to embark on a tour. They also announce that they are welcoming bassist Nick Jost and drummer Sebastian Thomson to the group.
Adams states, “It’s hard to find the words to express how excited we are to announce this tour. Seven months ago, who knew when it would be or even if we could get back on the road. But here we are, picking right back up where we left off. A heartfelt thanks to everyone’s unconditional love and support for us through, let’s hope, the hardest time this band will ever see. We told you we’d be back so let’s do this thing!”
All tour dates, as well as the video, can be watched below. READ MORE
French electronic pop duo Daft Punk have made their new album Random Access Memories available for streaming through iTunes. All you have to do is go here and click the blue ‘View In iTunes’ button. After that, you will be whisked away into a land of funky guitars, heavily effected vocals, snappy baselines, and feel good tunes.
Random Access Memories comes out next Tuesday, May 21st. You can hear “Get Lucky” below. READ MORE
Finnish metal band Children Of Bodom have released an official music video for “Transference”, the new single from the band’s upcoming album Halo Of Blood (out June 11th via Nuclear Blast Records). Head on below to watch the video.
Make sure to enter our Children Of Bodom guitar giveaway here! Also, make sure to pre-order Halo Of Blood here. READ MORE
Bloody-Disgusting has teamed up with LA industrial rockers Madlife to bring you the exclusive premiere of their new video “Just One Gun”. The song comes from the band’s new album 21st Century Megalomaniac, which came out today.
Singer Angry Phill states, “The video for “Just One Gun” is about the day in the life of a gun. How it can be manipulated into doing whatever the human wants it to do. Whether it be sexy, deadly or promoting violence.”
Head on below to watch the video! READ MORE
As I’ve said before, I love it when you lovely, amazing readers send me things to check out. I get to see and hear things that would’ve normally slipped entirely under my radar.
Such is the case with Robotmonkeyarm and their three-part EP that is heavily influenced by the works of Goblin (Suspiria) and Ennio Morricone (The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly, John Carpenter’s The Thing). Utilizing and blending surf rock with rich instrumentation, the EP sounds like a wonderful throwback to the great horror movies of the 70′s and early 80′s.
The group has also mentioned via their Facebook page that they are working on a fourth entry into the EP series, so we’ll keep an ear open to make sure we let you know when it comes out. Meanwhile, listen to the trilogy below! READ MORE
“Let’s Get Weird” is a series written by Jon Dobyns of electronic group Twitch The Ripper. In it, he reviews and shares his thoughts on some of the lesser known horror classics. Make sure to pick up their latest album Colorblind.
Call it an obsession, call it an infatuation, or frankly just call it a magnetic pull – but I am drawn to the vibe of the giallo era. “Vibe,” there isn’t a better word to describe it. From the hyper-stylized shots, to the ludicrous stories and chilling synth lines in the scores, gialli are more than just period pieces. In a great giallo everything lines up to create that perfect sense of mystery, murder, misery and, yes, vibe! However, there’s a charm to giallo that modern thrillers simply don’t capture. Perhaps the era has all to do with it. From beautiful countrysides to city grime, from haunting scores to ultraviolent Hitchcock-esque stories on acid that are peppered with all the flirtatious steaminess one can muster up. But of course not every film in the genre is solid gold. I’ll admit that some of the later pictures in this mold come across as vapid or dull. And the abundance of poor knockoffs and copycats just dilutes the pool of these clever, thought-out shockers. So for all the non-believers, I present proof you can strike gold in a silver mine. Director Sergio Martino gave us a debut that makes my top-five list of gialli, The Strange Vice of Mrs. Wardh. READ MORE
I remember using five (yes, five) floppy disks to install Doom II onto my bitchin’ 386 processor desktop that stuttered and hung when I tried to run The 7th Guest. Seriously, that machine was the pinnacle of technology when I was 7 years old. No kid on the block was cooler than myself (well, in my own head, at least).
But now what can you do with floppy drives? Well, YouTube user MrSolidSnake745 has found a use. He has taken several floppy drives and covered Daft Punk‘s “Aerodynamic”, which comes from their 2001 Discovery album. It’s pretty awesome and definitely a better use of the machinery than what they’re meant for (what can you even save on a floppy disk these days?). Check it out below!
Daft Punk’s new album Random Access Memories will be released May 21st in N. America. READ MORE
UK prog-metal band TesseracT have unleashed a full stream of their upcoming album Altered State. The album comes out May 28th via Century Media Records. It is the second full-length album from the group and the first with new singer Ashe O’Hara. You can pre-order the album here.
Make sure to read our review here. READ MORE
Scumdogs of the Universe, GWAR are already intent on enslaving the human race for their own perverse appetites. However, they’ve decided to make it a bit easier on themselves and get us drunk so that we’re easy fodder. How exactly do they plan on doing that? Simple! The monstrosities have teamed up with Cigar City Brewing to release GWAR’s Impaled Ale.
Singer Oderus Urungus states, “Once again, we blow the horn of war and set into motion the gears that grind us towards the greatest GWAR B-Q yet. We will be shoving a wealth of GWAR products down your throat… not only our new GWAR B-Q sauce, but our very own beer, Impaled Ale. Eat and drink yourself into a diabetic stupor, then puke it all up in the slam pit! It’s gonna fucking rule!”
Between 15 and 30 barrels are being brewed, the vast majority of which will be served at the 4th Annual GWAR B-Q, which is being held August 17th in Richmond, Virginia. READ MORE
In an interview with Artisan News at the Revolver Golden Gods Awards ceremony, Deftones vocalist Chino Moreno gave an update about Eros, the unreleased album that features the last works of bassist Chi Cheng before the terrible auto accident that left him in a coma for over four years before his passing this year in April. The video interview can be seen below.
When asked about the possibility of the album being released, Moreno stated, “It will. I think more so now probably than ever. I actually went back and listened to some of it recently and… you know, I don’t know when or… but I feel it’s a little more appropriate now for us to think about that in the last few years to think about.”
Deftones went on to win the Album of the Year for Koi No Yokan (review) at the ceremony. READ MORE
If the past few Twisted Music Videos Of The Week have left you scoffing a bit, then let’s go ahead and just burst through a f*cking wall here, okay? This week’s video is a no holds barred assault on the senses and is most certainly NSFW. I bring you Chiildren‘s “My Gods”, which comes from the groups The Other People EP (iTunes). Check it out below.
“‘My Gods’ is an agnostic prayer as heard by a demon named Elim, otherwise known as the ‘lord of attrition.’ The video depicts his relationship to three characters and their subsequent deterioration of mind, body, and soul.
We filmed much of the video completely guerilla style in an abandoned house in the San Fernando Valley. A passing hiker spotted us and called 911 to report a possible rape/murder. So halfway through our first day, we were approached by three policemen with guns drawn. The sheriff quickly realized what we were doing and then explained that his children were filmmakers. Amazingly, he allowed us to keep shooting as long as we remained unseen by the public.
In order to continue our good luck, we modified the demonic sigil that we planned to paint on our apartment floor in order to not summon an actual demon.” – Chris Zeischegg / Chiildren READ MORE