Italian metal band Destrage, who recently signed to Metal Blade Records, have already made a name for themselves for their unique, wildly infectious sound. And now they’re gearing up to bring their music to the masses with their new studio album Are You Kidding Me? No, which will be released March 4th (pre-order here). Oh, and if you’re not convinced that you need to check them out, just watch the hilarious zombie-filled video for “My Green Neighbour” below!
To celebrate this upcoming release, bassist Gabriel Pignata has put together a list of his Top 10 Zombie Movies, which is full of some fantastic Italian classics but also some other gems. Check out this list below! READ MORE
The ambient, haunting, ethereal collaboration album Terrestrials from SUNN O))) and Ulver is now streaming via Pitchfork. The album was released yesterday and can be purchased here.
Direct from the press release: Following their 200th gig, playing before 2000 people at the Øya Festival in Oslo, Norway, August 10th, 2008, SUNN O))) ended up in ULVER’s studio, Crystal Canyon, and over the course of the night they created three live pieces which faded out at dawn as the northern sunlight began creeping into the space. Featuring the shared efforts of Stephen O’Malley, Greg Anderson, Daniel O’Sullivan, Kristoffer Rygg, Jørn H. Sværen and Tore Ylwizaker, with ghost appearances by Ole-Henrik Moe and Kari Rønnekleiv (viola/violin), Stig Espen Hundsnes (trumpet) and Tomas Pettersen (drums), Terrestrials was produced by Stephen O’Malley and Kristoffer Rygg, mixed by Anders Møller at Crystal Canyon during February and March 2013, and mastered by Jaime Gomez Arellano at Orgone, London.
Head below to listen to an excerpt. READ MORE
Folk/country icon Townes Van Zandt is getting Songs Of Townes Van Zandt Vol II, a tribute album on March 11th. The album will feature appearances from artists such as Mike Scheidt (YOB), Nate Hall (USX), John Baizley (Baroness), and more. Below you can hear Baizley joined by Katie Jones as they sing their way through “If I Needed You”, which ends up as a beautiful, charming, and slightly haunting track.
More information about the album can be found via Neurot Recordings. READ MORE
Electronic act Mystery Skulls has released an awesome video for “Ghost”, which spoofs the 1973 horror classic The Exorcist. In the video, a family is terrified for their daughter, who looks like she’s been possessed by a demon. In comes a priest who proceeds to shimmy and dance his way through an exorcism. Stick to the end for a little surprise!
You can purchase the single via iTunes. READ MORE
Hard rockers Stars In Stereo have made a big name for themselves in 2013, touring with bands such as Halestorm, Bullet For My Valentine, Drowning Pool, Flyleaf, and more. They also released their self-titled debut album, which was produced by Howard Benson (Sepultura, Seether, Hawthorne Heights). And now, in 2014, the band is hard at work on their sophomore full length.
But while the band isn’t in the studio, vocalist Bec Hollcraft is busy watching horror movies and she wanted to share her Top 5 with us! Head on below to see her list, which has some rather unorthodox picks!
Make sure to pick up Stars In Stereo via iTunes. READ MORE
Alright, I’m back with another band that I’m highly recommending you turn your ears towards! This time I’m highlighting Metallic Taste Of Blood, an instrumental supergroup that features guitarist Eraldo Bernocchi and drummer Balázs Pándi (both of Italian doom metal band Obake), keyboardist/multi-instrumentalist Jamie Saft, and bassist Colin Edwin (Porcupine Tree). The band has already released a self-titled album (iTunes) in 2012 via RareNoiseRecords. Hellbound.ca wrote a glowing review of the album, stating, “If you crave intelligent, forward thinking, original and downright unsettling music than the self-titled effort by Metallic Taste Of Blood should satisfy your every need.”
Having listened to three tracks, which you can hear below, I’m hooked. It sounds like something right out of a horror movie, the soundtrack to some cerebral psychological slasher. It’s hypnotic, dynamic, unpredictable, and I relished every second!
Seriously, just go down and listen to these three tracks. I try my best to not push but this is something I really feel you will all get a big kick out of! Also below is studio footage of the band working on their sophomore album, which is now a very anticipated album in my eyes. READ MORE
This weekend sees the opening of Fear FestEvil, which comes to you from the mind of Metallica lead guitarist Kirk Hammett! The convention aims to be a full experience unlike anything any horror fan has experienced before, complete with amazing guest appearances, interactive displays, musical performances, and much more! And to get ready for this awesome event, we got the chance to interview Mr. Hammett himself! Head on below for our exclusive interview where he talks the FestEvil, a second book, how he wants to die in a horror movies (and how he DOESN’T want to die), and much more!
Confirmed guests to appear at the Fear FestEvil include Greg Nicotero (The Walking Dead), pioneering make-up artist and actor Tom Savini, legendary horror scribe John A. Russo (Night of the Living Dead), Anthrax co-founder Scott Ian, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame guitarist and horror enthusiast Slash, Heather Langenkamp (Nightmare On Elm Street), Ron Chaney Jr., Bela Lugosi Jr. and Sara Karloff, actresses P.J. Soles, Barbara Crampton, Patty Mullen, and Erika Eleniak, original Godzilla actor Haruo Nakajima, original Ultraman Satoshi “Bin” Furuya, Academy Award winning make-up artist Joel Harlow, Kane Hodder aka Jason Vorhees – Friday the 13th, celebrated tattoo artist and TV personality Amy Nicoletto, and more. For tickets and more information, head to the official Fear FestEvil website. READ MORE
Hard rockers Chevelle have released their new single “Take Out The Gunman”, which you can hear below. The song comes from the band’s upcoming album La Gárgola, which comes out April 1st via Epic Records. It’s a really fun track that is very much the embodiment of their expected sound. I’m really enjoying it and have blasted it more than a few times!
Also, if you’re in the market for some Chevelle tunes for the kiddies, don’t forget about Twinkle Twinkle Little Rock Stars‘ Lullaby Versions Of Chevelle, which you can snag via iTunes. READ MORE
Swedish melodic metal band The Haunted came back from their near total break up with a bang this year by announcing a new three-track EP (Eye Of The Storm)! And we’re here to bring you the exclusive music video premiere for “My Enemy”, the second single off of that EP. the video is pure, raw studio footage that shows the band rocking out in very close quarters. Make sure to listen to the title track here so that you can get a nearly full experience of what the band will be bringing in 2014!
We’re not only bringing you this exclusive video premiere but also exclusively announcing that the band has got European tour dates officially lined up! Check out these dates below along with the video!
You can pre-order the EP via iTunes and there are US only white 7”s (limited edition run of 200) at CM Distro. Make sure to check out my review here. READ MORE
Electronic heavy hard rock band Linkin Park will be releasing a new album this summer, according to member Mike Shinoda. The album will be the follow up to 2012′s Living Things (review).
Shinoda states, “All our previous albums were done with a producer at the helm; this album has largely been self-produced.” Also, he comments on how each album sounds different from each other, adding, “…new album is no exception.”
For the full comment and an Instagram photo of the band in the studio, head below. READ MORE
Aussie prog rock band Twelve Foot Ninja has released a contender for best music video of the year with “Ain’t That A Bitch”, the bands 4th single off their album Silent Machine. The video is the result of a successful crowd fund the band performed where they raised over $52,000 (originally aiming for $45,000). The crowd fund actually broke the world record for the highest amount successfully funded for a music video.
The video begins with some awesome 80′s references, such as Karate Kid and Rocky, before going full force into what is one of the best responses to internet trolls I’ve seen in a long time! Oh, and trust me when I say this video is a bit NSFW and very gory! It also features guest appearances from the charming Periphery fellas! Head on down to watch this amazing video! READ MORE
Bloody-Disgusting has teamed up with Dutch melodic death metal band Bodyfarm to bring you a stream of their track “The Well Of Decay”, which comes from their album The Coming Scourge. The album is already out in Europe via Cyclone Empire but it will be getting a N. American release on February 18th via Metal Blade Records. Much like the album artwork, the track is dark, brooding, and has its moments of beauty and melody. I’m definitely digging on this track a lot!
Guitarist/vocalist Thomas Wouters comments on the song: “We have combined dark melody lines with the heaviness of traditional old school death metal. The lyrical content needed exactly that: darkness, death and brutality.”
Pre-order the album on iTunes or physically via IndieMerch. READ MORE
Progressive metal band Dream Theater has released an official music video for their track “The Looking Glass”, which comes off their new self-titled album. You can watch the video below as well as check out tour dates for the band’s upcoming “Along For The Ride” tour.
In an interview with Music Radar, guitarist John Petrucci states, “‘The Looking Glass’ has a few different stylistic changes: There’s the RUSH arena-rock major riff, but the verses are tricky as far as time signatures, and the style is a little darker. The pre-choruses are very pretty and flowing — they’re in half-time — and the choruses open up and get really hooky. From verse to pre-chorus to chorus to riff, you’ve got a lot of musical styles, and that helps to keep things interesting.”
Make sure to check out our exclusive interview with Petrucci here. READ MORE
New York City synthpunk band Mindless Self Indulgence has released an official video for their latest single “F*ck Machine”, which comes from their new album How I Learned To Stop Giving A Sh*t And Love Mindless Self Indulgence. The concept came from frontman Jimmy Urine and the video was animated by MoreFrames with character designs by BiteyTheVillian. You can watch the video below (courtesy of AltPress).
MSI will also be embarking on a N. American tour starting in early March. Urine states, “After the run in March we are taking a hiatus from touring. Who knows when or if we will come to your town again, and I don’t want to hear you bitching about it!” The full tour schedule can be seen below. READ MORE
Fans and audiophiles of legendary UK electronic band Depeche Mode can rejoice as the band’s catalog (minus last year’s Delta Machine) is being reissued on 180 gram vinyl beginning today! News coming from Music On Vinyl show that four of the band’s albums, Black Celebration, Music For The Masses, Some Great Reward, and Songs Of Faith And Devotion, are available at local and online retailers (such as Amazon). There will be another burst of four reissues on March 24th and a final burst on May 28th. Each album will come in glossy gatefold sleeves, be pressed on 180 gram black vinyl, and all will contain inserts and liner notes.
I personally cannot wait to pick up Playing The Angel on May 28th. That is one of my all-time favorite albums and it’s SUPER rare on vinyl, often going for well over $100 if not higher (Discogs has one that is almost $300). I’m so excited for this! READ MORE
Bloody-Disgusting has teamed up with Italian horror-influenced electronic band Belzebass to bring you the exclusive video premiere for the title track of their new, upcoming EP, Welcome To Hell. The video is a gory, violent tale of what seem to be recently escaped prisoners who are suddenly hunted by some locals intent on bringing them in dead rather than alive. After all, what is more thrilling than hunting another human being?
You can pre-order Welcome To Hell, which comes out tomorrow, via iTunes US and iTunes IT. READ MORE
Hard rock band Chevelle has announced via their Facebook that they will be releasing a new song entitled “Take Out The Gunman” on Monday through GetMoreChevelle.com. The song comes from their upcoming album La Gárgola, which will be released April 1st. The album is the follow up to 2011′s Hats Off To The Bull.
I’ve always really enjoyed these guys. I remember hearing them described as “Tool-lite”, which may not be 100% accurate but there is a slight ring of truth to it. They definitely have a similar attitude in a lot of ways, which is a good thing in my eyes. So, bring on the new tunes! READ MORE
The vinyl reissues of Ms.45 and Forbidden World from Death Watlz are now available for pre-order right here. When purchased they come with an immediate free download of the soundtrack and Ms.45 comes with an additional 65 minutes of unused cues from composer Joe Delia. Head on below to see the AMAZING artwork for both albums.
Also, I can personally attest to the amazing packaging that Death Waltz puts out. I recently got my hands on a copy of The Fog from Jon Dobyns (from Twitch The Ripper) and that packaging is incredible! Seriously, well worth every single penny. READ MORE
This is one that I KNOW you’ve all been wanting for a while and it’s finally time to deliver! I bring to you Aphex Twin‘s “Come To Daddy”! Considered one of the scariest music videos of the 90′s (or possibly ever), the video is nothing short of a pure nightmare. Directed by famed music video visionary Chris Cunningham, the video features glitched out environments (that were also used in Kubrick’s A Clockwork Orange), dog piss that activates a demon television, and quite possibly the most hideous horde of children you’ll ever see. Definitely not safe for those who suffer from seizures, this video is bound to leave images in your head for, well…the rest of your life? READ MORE
PotatoBombs1, you crazy genius! The YouTube 8-bit cover master is back with hard rock band Avenged Sevenfold‘s 2007 self-titled album done completely in glorious old-school video game-esque goodness. Head on down to listen to the playlist, break out your NES box, slap in some Contra (no Konami code allowed), and proceed to have one badass afternoon! READ MORE
German hard rockers We Butter The Bread With Butter will be embarking on a N. American headlining tour in less than two weeks with support coming from Lions Lions and Honour Crest. The tour will see them travel coast to coast and feature a stop at the ‘South By So What?!’ festival in Texas. The band will be touring in support of their new album Goldkinder (iTunes), which is the first official album release in N. America.
To kick things off, guitarist Marcel Neumann has put together his Top 10 Horror Movie List. There are some damn good choices on this list! Check it out below! READ MORE
Rock band The Black Lips have released a NSFW video for “Boys In The Wood” that is heavily inspired by Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Deliverance, and other “off the road” style horror movies. It is also, from what I understand, the first YouTube video that can be seen in 4K (you thought 1080 was high? How about you get in on that 2160 action!). The video features the ATL Twins, who were seen recently in Springbreakers.
The song comes off the band’s upcoming album Underneath The Rainbow. READ MORE
Brazilian rock n roll band Hellbenders are gearing up to make their way to the States for some SXSW shows to promote their new album Brand New Fear. And one of the things the band wants to bring with them is some Brazilian badassery! That’s why guitarist Braz Torres has put together a list of 5 must see Brazilian action/thrillers that he feels are perfect for the Bloody-Disgusting audience! Check out the list below. READ MORE
“I saw the virgin’s cunt spawning forth the snake.” This is the opening line to The Satanist, the much anticipated new album from Polish blackened metal band Behemoth. To say that it sets the tone for the album is an understatement. It is the beginning of a vicious aural assault, one that is both aggressive and dynamic, something that is entirely not for the faint of heart.
It’s been a long five years since Evangelion, a delay that was at one point filled with uncertainty and fear due to frontman Nergal’s battle with leukemia. But the past is behind us and we can now eagerly look forward to a future with The Satanist. READ MORE