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
New York City band So Hideous has signed to Prosthetic Records, who will be releasing their debut album Last Poem/First Light on April 29th. The band is described as a mix of black metal, shoe gaze, and incorporates symphonic elements thanks to the choral/instrumental ensemble The First Light Orchestra.
The band comments, “We couldn’t be more excited to be working with the great team at Prosthetic to develop what this band started in 2008. 2013 was a great year for us, but we’re confident that 2014 has even bigger things in store for our fans. We greatly appreciate our fans, family and friends for helping us get this far. We’re also extremely thankful to the team at Prosthetic for their confidence in us. We look forward to delivering our best work to date in the future.”
You can listen to the band’s new single “My Light” below. READ MORE
Japan’s teen-fronted metal band Babymetal has released a live video for their track “ギミチョコ！！” (“Give Me Choco!!”). What amazes me about this footage, which you can see below, is just how huge this band is. It’s really cool seeing a younger audience getting into metal, even if it’s heavily sprinkled with pop. I’m 100% behind this group!
“Give Me Choco!!” comes from the band’s self-titled debut album. You can buy Babymetal via iTunes. READ MORE
Canadian punk rockers Kill Matilda have released a music video for their track “Law Abiding Citizen”, which comes from the upcoming #Punk#Zombie#RocknRoll EP. The video was produced by Mykel Exner and animated by Justice Stefaniuk. You can watch the video below.
#Punk#Zombie#RocknRoll features tracks from their 2011 full-length album ‘I Want Revenge’ with an acoustic rendition of ‘Geisha With A Switchblade’ and will be accompanied by a comic book created by vocalist/guitarist Dusty Exner. READ MORE
An interesting question has been posed over at MMABoom: Does the new UFC opening theme song blatantly rip off Charlie Clouser‘s “Hello Zepp” theme from Saw, which has become the franchise’s most identifiable musical cue. The thread originally began on Sherdog and, when put side to side, there’s a lot of solid ground to stand on if you believe that the two are eerily similar. Give it a listen below to weigh in with your thoughts. READ MORE
Phil Mucci, the mastermind behind music videos for bands such as High On Fire, Opeth, Stone Sour, Das Muerte, and more, and Diabolik have been tapped by stoner rock band Monster Magnet to direct their upcoming music video for “The Duke”, which comes from their latest album Last Patrol (which I highly recommend!).
Mucci describes the video: The untold story of the mysteriously unharmed survivor discovered at ground zero, Hiroshima, Japan, on August 6th, 1945 – an innocent young school girl who may hold the keys to the gates of Hell…
We recently premiered Mucci’s incredible “All Those Delicate Cuts” video from Das Muerte, which you can watch here.
You can listen to “The Duke” below as well as read quotes from cast, crew, and Monster Magnet frontman Dave Wyndorf! Also, make sure to pick up Last Patrol via iTunes. READ MORE
David Cronenberg’s The Fly is one of my favorite sci-fi horror films due to its fantastic acting, stellar practical FX, unsettling score, and engaging directing. And one of our pals, Mr. Aaron Crawford of Cavity Colors, has decided to show his love of the film by creating a super limited t-shirt (only 200 will be printed). A hyper limited combo of the shirt and print can be had but only 20 will be available. The prints will be signed and numbered by Crawford and once gone will never be reproduced. The shirts will become available for pre-order this Thursday at Noon EST, so keep your eyes peeled on Cavity Colors if you want one.
Crawford comments on the piece, “I wanted to mostly focus on the idea of how bizarre it is that a House Fly can taste with their feet, and also regurgitate stomach enzymes into solid foods in order to liquify, and consume it. This process is called VOMIT DROP. Because a Fly does not have teeth to chew, this is the only way they can consume it’s food.”
Head below to see images of the shirts. Also, know that I will fight you for a print. I want that hanging on my wall the moment guests come in so that they know precisely what they’re in store for. READ MORE
British progressive rock/metal band TesseracT have released a 14+ minute live studio performance of the ‘Of Matter’ segment from their latest album Altered State (review). The video follows the tradition the band set when they recorded a full studio play through of their Concealing Fate EP.
“Way back in 2010, we filmed a live recording of ‘Concealing Fate’ at Sphere Studios with Francesco Carmeli. We enjoyed this so much that we have always wanted to do it again, and ‘Altered State’ gave us the perfect opportunity to do so. Sphere Studios London has now closed and moved to L.A, so it was especially important for us to go back and film the recording of ‘Of Matter’ before Francesco moved the studio.
“This video is hopefully the first of four, that cover the whole of the latest album, where we aim to film four different recordings of the four different sections of ‘Altered State’ in four different studios throughout our small little world. As with everything TesseracT, the video shows the slight evolution of each track as we take it from the studio on to the stage. We hope you guys enjoy it as much as we did!”
You can watch the video below. READ MORE
Experimental rock/metal band The Melvins have never been ones to appear normal. On the contrary, they’ve eschewed that title and have always strayed VERY far in any direction but what is considered “safe”. And that’s just what the band has done with their latest music video.
Directed by Kyle Westbrook, the animated video is a twisted take on war, addiction, and excess. You can watch the video below (courtesy of Metal Sucks)
The track comes from the band’s recent cover album Everybody Loves Sausages, which you can purchase via Amazon. READ MORE
“Thunderstruck” is one of rock’s most iconic songs. From its awesome opening lick to the arena chantworthy chorus, it’s always been a song that has gotten feet stomping, fists pumping, and mosh pits going crazy. And now Croatian duo 2CELLOS has taken the song and given it their own classical-meets-badass flavor. Playing in front of a Victorian audience (who are less than impressed by the performance), the duo rocks the song so hard that the hair on their bows is fraying everywhere and one of them even rocks the cello on his back on the floor.
In a word, it’s awesome. It’s obvious how much fun these two are having and that enthusiasm translates directly to the viewing experience. Go on down and give it a watch! READ MORE
Musical mad genius Devin Townsend has announced that he is hard at work on yet another project: Casualties Of Cool. People were wondering if this proejct was in any way connected with the Ziltoid project, which Townsend was quick to dispel. He stated that “…although Ziltoid is very metal, Casualties is not,” and that this, “…is about making an awesome thing.” Townsend then released a full track entitled “Forgive Me”, which you can listen to below.
Information from Townsend’s Pledge Music pages states that the album will see guest appearances from Che Aimee (vocalist on Ki), Morgan Ågren (Drummer extraordinaire from Thordendal, Zappa, Laswell, etc), Jessica Cope, Jørgen Munkeby, Kat Epple, The Swedish Sångkraft choir, a string section…
The album is tentatively scheduled for a May 14th release date. READ MORE
A few days ago, Evan posted an article about a teddy bear that rips off its own face to play Peek-A-Boo and begins cackling. It’s a mix of “unbelievably creepy” with dashes of “I want one…just never somewhere where I will sleep or take a nap.” And I’m not alone in that thought! Some readers were interested to know where they could pick up one of these terrifying little fellas. Well, that’s what I’m here for!
The bear is the work of Jay Langley, who hand creates every single bear under the brand Scare Bears. Below we’ve got a gallery of
And yes, for those of you who are wondering, they are available to purchase! Simply aim your clicker right here and you can pick up that special child in your life their very own nightmare generator! READ MORE
Attendants of San Antonio’s San Japan convention, which is dedicated to Japanese culture and anime, will be receiving an amazing experience as it has been confirmed that the Silent Hill Band, which is comprised of composer Akira Yamaoka, vocalist Mary Elizabeth McGlynn, drummer Joe Romersa, and bassist Troy baker, will be performing a concert! The convention takes place July 18 – 20, 2014.
San Japan Chairman Dave Henkin states, “We are quite excited to be able to bring out the infamous video game music composer to Texas. Fans of Silent Hill are in for a treat to what will be a once-in-a-lifetime concert in Texas.”
Baker is widely known to gamers for his roles in Bioshock: Infinite, The Last Of Us, Batman: Arkham Asylum, and more. McGlynn is known for her role as Major Motoko Kusanagi from Ghost in the Shell.
If you’re going to this festival, I am insanely jealous of you. Seriously, it hurts my soul that I most likely will not be able to attend. READ MORE
A new supergroup has emerged and it goes by the name White Empress. Featuring guitarist Paul Allender (Cradle Of Filth), Chela Thea (ex-Coal Chamber), and vocalist Mary Zimmer (Luna Mortis), the group has just released a free 4-track EP, which you can download here. The music is fast and vicious but has some playfulness about it. It’s symphonic-influenced metal with a lot of theatricality. Head below to listen to “Erased And Rewritten” and make sure to click the above link for a free EP! READ MORE
Mutha flipping’ Friday is upon us! You know what? I’m beyond stoked for this weekend! I’ve got two parties I’ve got to go to including a friends birthday party as well as a gathering to plan out a bachelor party. I’m gonna be hanging out with friends pretty much nonstop, which is great because I need to unplug and unwind from the internet and social media life! I can’t let all these electronic gizmos run my life, you know what I mean?
However, it seems like every single creature in Blockhead‘s “The Music Scene” is not taking this advice and, as a matter of fact, going the complete opposite way. Everything seems to taken over entirely by television and electronics to the point that it leaves them an husk empty husk. Honestly, the video is one of the trippiest things I’ve seen in a while. Who needs drugs when you have this? Give it a watch below and you’ll know what I’m talking about!
Make sure to pick up The Music Scene via iTunes. READ MORE
Post metal band ISIS are gearing up to release their third album Panopticon on April 29th via Ipecac Recordings. The album originally came out in 2004 and was highly acclaimed by many outlets. This is the second reissue for the band as last year saw the reissue of Celestial, their first album.
Guitarist/vocalist Aaron Turner comments, “After some years away from the material, Panopticon now feels like the most optimistic of all the ISIS albums, dark as the subject mater may be. Giving voice to my concerns about the loss of privacy and the deterioration of personal freedom through the lyrics on the album made those subjects weigh less heavily on my mind. Something about the sound of the songs feels open and bright to me as well – post-millennial depression and pre-apocalyptic paranoia hadn’t yet taken hold I suppose. Panopticon also feels like a turning point to me in the trajectory of ISIS, and serves as a personal place-marker for me in terms of how the world of music and music consumption was shifting radically around that time. Things have certainly become cloudier since then and more uncertain – in that way the subject matter of Panopticon also now seems a bit premonitory.”
Drummer Aaron Harris adds, “I got the check disk from the manufacturer the other day and listened to Panopticon all the way through to make sure things were good to go. It was like taking a journey back in time. When ISIS was playing these songs regularly I wasn’t able to enjoy them as a listener. Now that I haven’t played these songs in years they’ve taken on a whole new identity for me. Mika Jussila did an amazing job with the re-master. The record has more detail and dynamics now. I feel that re-masters sometime ruin the integrity of records, but I feel that fans will really appreciate this re-master, and maybe find a new appreciation for Panopticon, as I have.”
Listen to “In Fiction” below. READ MORE
Bloody-Disgusting has teamed up with producer/composer Varien to bring you an exclusive first listen to a dark, evil new track entitled “Bring Me Their Bones”. But not only can you give it a listen, you can also download it for free! I’d try to describe it, but Varien did it far better than I ever could, saying, “This is a track heavily inspired by horror movie soundtracks and the sound design behind them. I wanted to set the stage of a cult in the woods practicing ancient black magick and just aim for the most brutal, dark sound possible.” Head down below to give it a listen!
Varien is hard at work on his debut album, which has no determined release date as yet. However, you can pick up Varien’s compilation album Pick Your Poison Volume 2 via FiXT. READ MORE
The soundtrack for Jim Jarmusch’s upcoming vampire romance Only Lovers Left Alive is now available for pre-order via ATP Festival on both CD and vinyl (180 gram 2xLP with download code). The score was composed primarily by Jozef Van Wissem with SQÜRL although there is a track by Yasmine Hamdan.
The film stars Tom Hiddleston (The Avengers) and Tilda Swinton (Constantine) and is, “…centered on two vampires who have been in love for centuries.”
Head below for a soundtrack sample and the trailer. READ MORE