Detroit-based electronic wizard Celldweller has announced a 10th anniversary reissue of his self-titled debut album. The album will be available June 11th via FiXT in two editions: a single disc that features an unreleased track entitled “Uncrowned” and a double-disc that features over an hour of rare/unreleased bonus tracks (b-sides, remixes, demos, etc…).
Below is an announcement video as well as two videos that documented the recording of the debut album. READ MORE
Metal band Emmure was forced to cancel their show in Moscow, Russia yesterday after singer Frank Palmeri was electrocuted on stage. Guitarist Mike Mulholland took to Twitter after the show to state that the stage was unsafe and the band would be unable to continue. He proclaimed that the band would be back.
After the incident, Palmeri took to his own Twitter account to state that he almost died on stage after 200 volts coursed through his body.
Footage of the incident, as well as all tweets, can be seen below. READ MORE
It is being reported by Reuters that As I Lay Dying singer Tim Lambesis has been arrested by Oceanside, CA police after asking an undercover detective to murder his estranged wife. It is unclear if Lambesis has a lawyer and the band’s record label, Metal Blade Records, has not yet issued a comment.
We’ll update as more details come out. READ MORE
Yesterday we began our Bloody-Disgusting reader’s choice for Best Megadeth Album! You readers cast your votes and the first unlucky album to be booted from the list was 2004′s The System Has Failed. But that still leaves us with 12 other metal-filled albums! So head on below and cast your votes as we narrow down to the final album!
Megadeth’s new album Super Collider will be coming out June 4th. READ MORE
Finnish metal band Children Of Bodom have released a lyric video for their new single “Transference”. The song comes from the band’s upcoming album Halo Of Blood, which will be released June 11th via Nuclear Blast Records (iTunes Pre-Order). You can watch the video below.
COB will also be embarking on this year’s Rockstar Energy Mayhem Festival. All tour dates can be found below. READ MORE
Finnish love metal band HIM have released a new music video for “All Lips Go Blue”, which comes from their new album Tears On Tape (iTunes). The Eugene Riecansky-directed black and white video is highly stylized and reminded me a great deal of Alice In Wonderland, with a larger than life chessboard and eerie, almost skeleton-like trees. Give it a watch below! READ MORE
Indie rock group Yeah Yeah Yeahs have released a video for “Mosquito”, the title track of their new album. The video is a one-take picture-in-picture with a closeup of a young boy’s hand as a mosquito is drinking a great amount of blood while the PIP is of the young boy’s face. Things turn quite psychedelic and, ultimately, pretty bloody. Check it out below! READ MORE
On June 4th, legendary thrash metal band Megadeth will be releasing their 14th studio album Super Collider. The release comes just under 28 years after the band released their debut album Killing Is My Business…And Business Is Good! In anticipation of the upcoming release, we here at Bloody-Disgusting want to know what YOUR favorite Megadeth album is!
Here’s how it’s going to work: Below I’ve got a poll where you can pick your favorite Megadeth studio album. At the end of the day, I’m going to see which album has the least number of votes and remove it from the list. Then, tomorrow, we’re going to do it again! We’re going to keep doing this until we get down to the Bloody-Disgusting reader’s choice for Best Megadeth Album! So, without further ado, head on below and make your choice! READ MORE
Trent Reznor is embracing the power of the Internet like no other, using it to continually engage fans of Nine Inch Nails, and his new project, How to Destroy Angels.
Bloody’s Jonathan Barkan recently shared his top NIN music videos, which prompted me to re-watch them all. It also had me obsessing over the unreleased “Broken” short, a bootlegged video that resides in my old room in my parent’s house in Chicago.
Thanks to Reznor, I won’t have to wait until August to watch. The Academy Award winning musician has uploaded the never-before-released “Broken” short to Vimeo so everyone can enjoy the 1993 masterpiece.
“This 1993 short film, directed by Peter Christopherson, collects the videos from the NIN Broken EP and ties them together as a “snuff” film. It was never officially released due to its graphic content, but was leaked in the 90s, and became a widely-traded VHS bootleg. A high quality burnable DVD version has since leaked onto torrent sites.”
It’s is warned, though, that it was never officially released due to its graphic content (VERY NSFW). READ MORE
Finnish love metal band HIM has had to cancel their N. American tour, which was scheduled to start May 3rd in Los Angeles due to singer Ville Valo’s health issues.
The band’s label, Razor & Tie, states, “HIM’s North American tour (which was due to kick off in Los Angeles on May 3rd at the House Of Blues) has been cancelled due to unforeseen medical circumstances. HIM’s lead vocalist Ville Valo has been diagnosed with severe asthma with presumptive pneumonia. Tickets for all dates will be refunded at the point of purchase. HIM will be back later this summer as part of the Rock Allegiance tour.
The band just released their new album, Tears On Tape, which you can snag on iTunes. READ MORE
When it was announced that TesseracT’s second full-length, Altered State, was going to be another “one track broken into several tracks” situation (exactly like their 2010 Concealing Fate EP), I was both extremely excited and full of uncertainty and hesitancy. After all, the band had struck gold with Concealing Fate. Could lightning strike twice? It was a question that stuck with me until I received a copy of their latest album. And now, having listened to the album more than once (read: a veritable sh*t ton of times), I can give my answer. Head on below for my thoughts. READ MORE
Fans of Megadeth can look forward to seeing the band this summer on this year’s Gigantour. Support for the thrash metal legends will come from Black Label Society. Also on the tour will be Device, which features Disturbed singer David Draiman, Hellyeah, Newsted, and Death Division. All bands were personally picked by Megadeth’s Dave Mustaine.
“This year’s power-packed lineup is probably the best Gigantour yet, and we’ve had some pretty massive Gigantours over the years. Gigantour 2013 brings four of my favorite bands, each centered around a superstar. With Zakk, David, Vinnie, and Jason there are going to be fans from Ozzy to Disturbed to Pantera to Metallica and everything that’s metal in-between! Don’t miss the metal festival of the summer!”
Head on below for the full touring schedule. READ MORE
I’ve had a really long week with a ton of people talking my ear off in public. I go to the store and people want to chat. I go to a concert and people want to chat. I go to the damn bathroom and people take the next urinal and want to discuss things. ARGH!!!! Why won’t these people leave me alone???
That’s why I resonated with “Argue And Grin”, this week’s Twisted Music Video Of The Week, which comes from Harm. The video shows the band performing in a rather grungy looking basement while a separate storyline shows a woman getting her mouth sewn shut. Fun fact for those of you who are less squeamish, director Darko Dan confirmed to BD that the actress actually got her mouth sewn shut for this video! Talk about commitment! The song comes from the band’s 2012 release The Nine, which you can snag on iTunes. Check out the video below! READ MORE
The full lineup and tour schedule for the 2013 ‘AllStars Tour’ has been locked down and is now available for the world to enjoy! Headlined by Every Time I Die and featuring such acts as Chelsea Grin, Terror, Iwrestledabearonce, and more, the tour begins in mid-July and ends a month later in mid-August. You can see the full tour schedule and lineup below. READ MORE
Ultragore Records artist Drop Goblin has teamed up with Bloody-Disgusting to stream his upcoming EP The Gate, which is heavily influenced by the 1987 Tibor Takács horror film of the same name. The EP will be released Monday, May 6th via Ultragore Records. Below you can listen to the full EP as well as snag a free download of “The Gate (Vocal Edit)”.
Drop Goblin states, “The Gate is completely horror themed and tells a story of demonic domination inspired by the 1987 film. Each element is custom layered using aggressive Dubstep production and Heavy-Metal guitar riff-age to tell the story of a Demon walking through the gate to cause havoc to the world, and to further define the term ‘Metalstep’”
So what are you waiting for? Get your weekend started with some horror-themed metal-infused EDM! READ MORE
Terrible news has hit the metal world as it has been announced that Slayer guitarist Jeff Hanneman, who was an original member, has passed away at age 49 due to liver failure. Hanneman had not been a touring member of Slayer since 2011, when he contracted necrotizing fasciitis, also known as the flesh-eating disease. Continuing health problems would not allow him to rejoin his bandmates.
The band posted the following message on their Facebook: “Slayer is devastated to inform that their bandmate and brother, Jeff Hanneman, passed away at about 11AM this morning near his Southern California home. Hanneman was in an area hospital when he suffered liver failure. He is survived by his wife Kathy, his sister Kathy and his brothers Michael and Larry, and will be sorely missed.
Our Brother Jeff Hanneman, May He Rest In Peace (1964 – 2013)”
Our deepest condolences and thoughts go out to the family, friends, and fans of Jeff Hanneman. READ MORE
The first CD I ever bought was Pink Floyd‘s Dark Side Of The Moon, the classic prog rock album that has become a cultural icon. I had never listened to much Floyd but everyone kept going on and on about it so I just caved and gave it a listen. Yeah, let’s just say that it was one of the best decisions I ever made.
I also grew up in the era of 8-bit video games and the music that they held within. I will always have a fondness in my heart for beeps and boops that are turned into gloriously catchy tunes. That’s why I wanted to share with you the 8-bit chiptunes version of Dark Side Of The Moon as done by Brad Smith. Head on below for the full album! READ MORE
The third installment of the Monster Energy Rock Allegiance Tour will be headlined by Danish rockers Volbeat and will be hitting the road in late summer. The band will see support coming from Finnish metal group HIM along with All That Remains and Airbourne. Tour dates will be announced in the coming days.
Volbeat frontman Michael Poulsen states, “The fans have made our North American visits thus far this year great fun and truly memorable. We are looking forward to headlining Monster Energy’s Rock Allegiance festival tour this summer, and sharing the stage with HIM, All That Remains and Airbourne.” READ MORE
I’ve long loved the Lovecraft-ian style horror films, the ones that have a great deal of supernatural, cultist mystery. Oh, and the tentacles are a big draw as well. Something about tentacled creatures just gets my horror imagination churning in overtime.
So when I was sent an email with the subject line “Puppet Cthulu Music Video”, I probably clicked on that link in near record time. And what I saw definitely did not disappoint. Director Anthony Carpendale created a comedy-horror video for the song “Sleeve”, from UK prog rock band Thumpermonkey. Featuring the full Cthulu mythos of H.P. Lovecraft squeezed into 5 minutes, it’s well worth giving a look. Check it out below along with a short making-of video!
“Sleeve” comes from Thumpermonkey’s Sleep Furiously album, which you can pick up here READ MORE
Supergroup Palms has released their first single, a song entitled “Patagonia”, which you can listen to below. The song comes from the band’s debut album, which will be released June 25th via Ipecac Records. Palms features Deftones singer Chino Moreno and ISIS members Jeff Caxide, Aaron Harris, and Clifford Meyer.
Moreno talks about working with the members of ISIS: “A chance to work with the guys from ISIS sounded like a lot of fun. I’ve always been into the atmospheric sounds they had created with that project and felt my sense of melody would meld well with theirs.”
Aaron Harris on the origin of Palms: “After a little time Jeff, Cliff, and I decided that it was insane that we all still lived here in Los Angeles and weren’t playing together. It just sort of happened naturally, probably because we have been playing together for so long, and things started to come together. But we didn’t want to be instrumental: We wanted vocals. We just weren’t exactly sure who that would be at first.”
Also below are dates for the band’s mini West Coast tour. READ MORE
What’s your pleasure? I hope it’s a piano cover of Christopher Young’s Hellraiser theme because that’s what you’re gonna get! It was done by YouTube user Tron91 and really captures that subtly creepy and haunting atmosphere that Young (A Nightmare On Elm St. 2, Drag Me To Hell, Sinister) so brilliantly crafted into the score. It even got Clive Barker’s stamp of approval! Check it out below. READ MORE
My pal Adam Barnick (who directed this fantastic video) alerted me that there is something called The Twin Peaks Archive. It is a massive collection of all the unused (at least in their full length) music from the TV series as well as the prequel film. Composed by Angelo Badalamenti (who scored The City Of Lost Children, one of my favorite films), the 212 track collection has not been released on physical but is available to purchase on-line as individual tracks (around $.99 or less each) or as a full bundle. While the $77 price tag of the bundle might make you balk a bit, remember that it averages out to about $.36 per track, which I think is a steal. Also, the files come either in 320kbps nitrate or Apple lossless, so you’re getting some fantastic sounding tracks. The bundle can be ordered here while the individual tracks can be cherry picked here and clicking on ‘Explore’. READ MORE
Hailing from London, Purson is a five-piece band that seems very displaced, sounding like an amalgamation of 60’s folk and 70’s heavy metal with pinches of classic prog influences. Self described as “vaudeville carny psych”, the band has jut released their debut album The Circle And The Blue Door via Metal Blade Records, a somewhat interesting choice yet oddly fitting. But does the group pull off this style or does it fall short as something campy and trite? Find out below! READ MORE
I have heard of so many different genres of metal it’s come to a point that I need a symbolic road map to make my way through it all. Is something progressive tech metal or is it djent? Is it grindcore or goregrind? The list goes on and on. However, there is a new genre that I was introduced to today that may very well stand out with some ease: Neadercore.
That’s what Kansas City Bigfoot/Sasquatch-themed death metal band Troglodyte classify themselves as. And with their imagery and attitude, I’d say they’ve hit the nail right on the head.
For all you lovers of the giant hairy folk who want to hear the music of their people (people?), head on below to stream the entirety of the band’s first album Welcome To Boggy Creek. You can also snag their latest album Don’t Go In The Woods here. READ MORE