Bloody-Disgusting is excited to bring you exclusive in-studio footage of Death Valley High recording their new album Positive Euth, which comes out June 25th via minus HEAD Records. In the video, vocalist Reyka Osburn states that 15 songs will be recorded, some for the full length album and some for an EP entitled Survival Program.
Osburn comments, “‘Positive Euth’ is the rebirth or the reawakening. It’s all about shedding dead layers and limbs, and re-animating. We’ve evolved in the three most important areas as musicians, songwriters, and drinkers. We survived doomsday to be positively undead.”
Osburn continues, “The sound is heavy and built on pace. It’s chewed-up, suspenseful, and anxious. This album pulls together ideas from the first and second records, but it clearly defines us. The ideology of this album goes to extremes of what we’ve tried to achieve before. It’s about leaving you white-knuckled.”
Positive Euth was engineered by Jesse Hart Nichols (The Stooges, Ty Segal), mixed by Eric Stenman (Thrice, Deftones), and mastered by Brian Gardener (Queens of the Stone Age, Dr. Dre).
The exclusive footage can be seen below. READ MORE
New Jersey metal outfit Beyond Dishonor have released a Breaking Bad-inspired music video for their new single “Heisenberg”. Directed by Mitch Martinez, the video features shady laboratories, sleazy executives, and more. You can watch the video after the jump.
Vocalist Reese Dunlap comments, “It’s an obvious homage to one of our favorite pieces of entertainment, but it is wrapped around a stronger metaphor – just as Walt perfects the formula against his better judgement, so too are we forced to find and perfect the formula for notice and respect in this tumultuous industry and genre. That theme is referenced throughout the song, and goes one step further in the video, where we are, in a sense, a victim of this formulaic control. It is only when we have ‘perfected the formula’ that we can finally escape mediocrity.”
Beyond Dishonor will also be releasing a new EP entitled Generations this June. The EP was produced by Andreas Magnusson (The Black Dahlia Murder, Impending Doom). The band is also heading on a short tour and will be supporting Miss May I on several dates. The full touring schedule is below. READ MORE
Industrial tech metal band Fear Factory has announced a full run of N. American tour dates that will see them head from Colorado Springs in mid-April to West Hollywood in the beginning of June. Support will come from Hate Eternal and Kobra And The Lotus. The band will be touring in support of last year’s release The Industrialist (review).
Speaking with Full Metal Jackie, vocalist Burton C. Bell describes The Industrialist as, “…a very deliberate album and one that came about very naturally to us. There is something so tight about the album. Focus is the one thing that is on this record that doesn’t really appear on any of our other records. The focus of the music, the sounds, the aggression and the concept. Everything had its purpose and we knew exactly what we were doing and what we had to do.”
Tour dates and a tour video can be seen below. READ MORE
Metallica‘s “Nothing Else Matters” will always hold a special place in my heart because it’s the song that made me want to learn guitar (along with the 2nd solo in “Comfortably Numb”). I spent hours and hours practicing the song and to this day it’s something I pull out and play very readily.
So when I heard this major version of the song, I felt more than a little off. I am so used to hearing the song in a minor key and letting the melancholia and sadness was over me that hearing it “happy” is completely throwing me off. It’s not completely perfect and there are some parts where the software obviously got a bit confused but it’s a damn good indicator of what the song would’ve sounded like had it been written as happy. Head on below to check it out. READ MORE
Metalcore band Killswitch Engage has announced a full string of US headlining tour dates. Support will come from As I Lay Dying, Miss May I, and Affiance. The tour kicks off in Oklahoma City and wraps up just over a month later in Joliet.
Vocalist Jesse Leach comments, “We look forward to sharing this tour with our old friends and brothers in metal As I Lay Dying. I personally have never had the chance to tour with them and I am looking forward to having such a quality band out with us to give this tour even more fire! We will also be joined by a talented and up-and-coming band Miss May I and a new band we’re all excited to see live called Affiance. Thanks to all the U.S. fans for your support! Our live show will be full-on energy with all of us ready to take this to a whole new level.”
Bassist Mike D. adds, “We are super excited to be back out with our good buds in As I Lay Dying! They are some of our favorite dudes to hang with on the road, so assumptions are high that utter chaos shall ensue. There will be so much metal riffage — you could build your own Carnival Cruse Ship. That’s right, ‘CHUGGA CHUGGA Paralysis’ is surely imminent.”
All tour dates can be found below. Also, make sure to check out our interview with drummer Justin Foley here. READ MORE
Legendary heavy metal band Black Sabbath will be premiering their first single “End Of The Beginning” on…CSI? Yup! Apparently the band was interested in premiering their track on the hit CBS show and executive producer Don McGill readily agreed. The band will be featured on the show as a concert performance attended by several of the show’s characters.
“When we first heard that Black Sabbath was interested in premiering a song on CSI from their first studio album in 35 years, we were all really excited. So many of us are longtime fans,” says McGill.
Black Sabbath will be releasing their new album 13 on June 11th. READ MORE
Thrash metal legends Megadeth have released a sample of a new song entitled “Don’t Turn Your Back”, which comes from their upcoming album Super Collider (out June 4th). The song clip and album cover were revealed by playing a simple memory game here. You can listen to the sample and see the cover below.
It was recently announced that Disturbed/Device frontman David Draiman would be guest appearing on Super Collider. More information can be found here. READ MORE
Hard rock band Skillet has released a fan lyric video for their new single “Sick Of It”, which comes from their upcoming album Rise (out June 25th via Atlantic/Word). The album is the followup to 2009′s Awake.
The lyric video was put together with images the band took from an Instagram contest they held where fans submitted photos of what they are sick of. The video can be seen below. READ MORE
Industrial group Skinny Puppy has announced that they will be releasing their new album Weapon on May 28th via Metropolis Records. Song titles include “wornin”, “illisiT”, “gLowbeL”, “tsudanama”, and “salvo”. The full album artwork can be viewed below.
Covalist niVek ohGr comments, “The human animal is a ‘weapon’. Every action and thought, conceived then carried out; whether political, physical or spiritual, has the potential to cause harm and misery; just as the same action, not underwritten with fear and misinformation, but carried by only positive intent would have the opposite effect.” READ MORE
The upcoming Leprous album Coal is one of my most anticipated records for this year. I was a huge fan of 2011′s Bilateral, placing it as my Album of the Year (alongside White Willow‘s Terminal Twilight). Their amazing songwriting capabilities and rich instrumentation made for an album that I find myself returning to over and over again.
Now the band has given fans a first taste of Coal by streaming a new song entitled “Chronic”, which you can listen to below.
Singer/synth-player Einar Solberg comments about the song: “We’re delighted to finally be able to give you the first taste of our upcoming album ‘Coal’! ‘Coal’ is a melancholic, soulful and very dynamic album. Where ‘Bilateral’ was playful and ‘in-your face’, ‘Coal’ is subtle and floating. ‘Chronic’ however, is of the more dynamic songs of the album. With a heavy basis, the song pinches a nerve Leprous has never before explored.”
Coal comes out May 28th in N. America (May 20th in Europe) via InsideOut Music. READ MORE
Metal band The Black Dahlia Murder has released “Into The Everblack”, their first single from the upcoming album Everblack (out June 11th via Metal Blade Records). The band has also released the album artwork, which was done by Nick Keller. Pre-orders for Everblack can be found here.
Vocalist Trevor Strnad elaborates on the lyrical concepts: “The opening track is the first actual song we’ve done about the Black Dahlia. This one is for the fans… they’ve been asking for this to happen for a long time. The story takes place at the Elizabeth Short’s rain drenched funeral, where her killer in attendance… just one of the many macabre tales woven into the fabric of Everblack. Subterranean flesh-farming vampires, vine rape, Jeffery Dahmer, amputation… it’s all here! With this sixth slab of sickness I tried my best to honor the band’s legacy and write lyrics that will keep the legions of horror fiends perspiring with fear.”
You can listen to “Into The Everblack” below as well as check out tour dates for TBDM on the Vans Warped tour. READ MORE
Shock rocker/director Rob Zombie has released an official music video for his latest single “Dead City Radio And The New Gods Of Supertown”, which comes from the upcoming album Venomous Rat Regeneration Vendor (out April 19th). The black and white video features several strange characters that are completely in place with a Zombie video. Oh, and as you probably (and correctly) guessed, Sheri Moon Zombie is featured prominently. You can watch the video below. READ MORE
For those of you who have been eagerly awaiting the chance to hear the new Ghost B.C. album Infestissumam, your prayers have been answered. Pitchfork is now streaming the entire album, so click on over to listen to some good old fashioned Satanic rock/metal.
I’ve been hooked on Ghost B.C. since their debut full-length Opus Eponymous back in 2010. Their slightly quirky approach to songwriting is incredibly catchy and fun and they’re simply a fantastic band. Head on below to see their latest music video for “Year Zero”. READ MORE
So you’ve started a goregrind band and you’re doing the hardest thing that a band has to do during their entire run: come up with a band name. How do you go about doing it? How can you possible match the genius names of bands such as Aborted or Cattle Decapitation?
Well, my dear readers, there is now an answer just for you. Below is a chart that helps you come up with your goregrind band name. Mine is Ejaculating Trampoline Ejaculation. Yeah, it’s a bit redundant but I kinda like it.
Head on below to figure out yours and let me know what it is in the comments! READ MORE
Finnish punk rock band Snow White’s Poison Bite has released a lyric video for their track “Will You Meet Me In The Graveyard?”. The clip mixes lyrics into scenes from a wide variety of classic horror films, including Deep Red, The Cabinet Of Dr. Caligari, Nosferatu, and much more. It’s honestly almost a game trying to identify each horror movie before the clip moves on.
Also, and on a complete side note, does anyone else think the chorus reminds them of “Killer Klowns From Outer Space” from The Dickies?
Give it a watch below, try to see how many you can recognize, and leave a comment with your list. The person who figures out the most will win my undying adoration. What a treat! READ MORE
Rock band Queens Of The Stone Age have released “My God Is The Sun”, their first new track from their upcoming album …Like Clockwork, which comes out June 4th (pre-order here). The album is the followup to 2007′s Era Vulgaris and is described by mainman Josh Homme as, “…an audio documentary of a manic year.“. The album was produced by Homme and QOTSA while being recorded by Mark Rankin.
Below is the song as well as the full track list. READ MORE
Today marks the release of Device’s debut full-length, the self-titled Device. The brainchild of Disturbed frontman David Draiman, Device features Filter guitarist Geno Lenardo and a slew of guest artists, including Lzzy Hale (Halestorm), Serj Tankian (System Of A Down), and more. It is a project that has drawn the interest of countless Disturbed enthusiasts, especially since the announcement of the group’s hiatus in 2011.
With all of these guest artists and one of today’s most recognizable vocalists, is there any way that this debut could fail? Head on below to read my thoughts on the album! READ MORE
I’m a huge fan of the Epic Rap Battles Of History channel on YouTube. Aside from the truly infectious songs, the lyrics are often bitingly clever and incredibly witty, cutting straight through the B.S. and bringing up the issues that everyone has with the characters portrayed.
Well, now the ERB guys are back and this time they’re tackling two rather famous musicians: Skrillex and Mozart. One’s a world-renowned composer whose work has lived through centuries and the other makes music that sounds like Transformers having an orgy (you can guess which one I’m rooting for, right?). Head on below to see the video and leave a comment with who you thought won the battle! READ MORE
Sad news has emerged from the music world as famed producer/engineer Andy Johns passed away on Sunday at age 61. According to guitarist Stacey Blades, who was collaborating on a project with Johns, the producer had entered the hospital 10 days ago and that his health wasn’t doing so well over the past six months.
Johns was the engineer for many of Led Zeppelin‘s biggest albums, including Led Zeppelin II, Led Zeppelin IV, Houses Of The Holy, and Physical Graffiti. He produced Van Halen‘s For Unlawful Carnal Knowledge and two albums from guitar legend Joe Satriani. Johns also engineered the Rolling Stones albums Goats Head Soup, Sticky Fingers, and Out Of Our Heads.
Johns is survived by his wife and two children.
We offer our deepest condolences to his family, his friends, and the vast amount of musicians and industry folk who knew and worked with him. READ MORE
For those of you who have been itching for some new Volbeat or some dulcet tones of the metal master himself, King Diamond, your prayers have been answered. Volbeat have made “Room 24″, which features Diamond available for free download. The track comes from the band’s upcoming album Outlaw Gentlemen & Shady Ladies, which comes out tomorrow.
Volbeat guitarist/vocalist Michael Poulsen states, “I’m a huge fan of Mercyful Fate and King Diamond. Having King on the record is a huge privilege. Normally, it’s not something he does. He wrote his own lines, and it is half my lyrics and half his. It’s a weird, scary story, and he’s the perfect person for it.”
You can listen to the song and find the download link below. READ MORE
“Let’s Get Weird” is a new series that is 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.
For those of you who don’t know me, I sing in Twitch The Ripper, and I’d like to welcome you the first installment of my new column, “Let’s Get Weird.” I had such a great time putting together some of my top-10 horror movies back in 2010, that the good editors of BD asked me to discuss my favorite films from my personal collection. These are movies that deserve more attention–from forgotten masterpieces and rare gialli to the trippy and offbeat.
Let’s get weird and dive right into my first pick. READ MORE
It has been announced that Disturbed/Device vocalist David Draiman will be adding “vocal/singing help” on two tracks on the upcoming Megadeth album Super Collider. Draiman will be on the tracks “Dance In The Rain” as well as “Forget To Remember”. On the former track, Draiman will labelled as a “guest appearance”.
Megadeth guitarist/vocalist Dave Mustaine has stated that the track “Dance In The Rain”, “…sounds amazing!”
Draiman states, “I had the distinct honor and privilege of working with the legendary Mr. Dave Mustaine on a few songs for the new MEGADETH record.”
Super Collider is scheduled to come out June 4th via Tradecraft Records. READ MORE
Funny Or Die has posted a pretty entertaining “documentary” on the grunge rock band Alice In Chains. Narrated and hosted by Alan Poole McLard, a “Film Studies Professor at a community college” (nope, doesn’t say which one), the documentary follows McLard as he attempts to interview the members of AiC regarding the upcoming release of their latest album, The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here. While the majority of the documentary is McLard chatting with nobodies, some notable musicians do make an appearance, including Mike McCready (Pearl Jam), Kim Thayil (Soundgarden), Lars Ulrich and Rob Trujillo (Metallica), Duff McKagan (Guns N’ Roses), and more. There’s definitely a chuckle or two to be had in the video below. READ MORE
True story: I did some hospital clinical trials when I was younger. Why, you ask? Because the money was f*cking great! Three days of my time and I walked out with $500 in cold hard cash. Not bad, right? Sure, I’ve begun tasting colors and hearing tastes, but that’s nothing to be worried about…right?
Well, ANiMAL-MUSIC (feat. Mary Magdalan) are here to show you the horrors of clinical trials with their video for “Jump”.
“This psychological horror will leave you shocked and bemused. Influenced by growing up watching Horror-B movies in an attic in Wales. $3000 for a few hours of clinical trials, whats the worst that can happen?…” – Andrew Thomas Mckenzie
“The song is about the fact if there are no barriers when it comes to sick music. Badass is appreciated by everyone.” – Mary Magdalan
You can watch the video below as well as snag a free download. READ MORE