Nuclear Blast Records, one of the bastions of diverse metal, has announced the upcoming release of the 9th edition of Monsters Of Metal, which will drop January 10th, 2014. The DVD features 45 music videos and over 200 minutes of blistering metal, from the symphonic stylings of Nightwish and Epica to the ferocity of In Flames and Meshuggah. A trailer can be seen below as well as full list of artists appearing on the DVD. READ MORE
Singer Maynard James Keenan seems to have found a very happy, comforting second home in the form of Puscifer. A project that is challenging and inventive, Puscifer satisfies needs, emotions, and sounds that Tool is unable to provide. And while we all wait for a fifth Tool album, there is something to be said about the investment and energy that Keenan invests into Puscifer.
I’ve made it quite clear that I was never a fan of the first Puscifer release, V Is For Vagina but also how I was completely won over by Conditions Of My Parole. Now I’ve been presented with a new EP entitled Donkey Punch The Night Away. With two new tracks, two covers and three remixes, it’s an interesting beast, one that took more than a few spins to really understand and appreciate. Join me below for my full thoughts. READ MORE
Avant garde electronic group Puscifer (led by Tool/A Perfect Circle vocalist Maynard James Keenan) will be releasing a new EP entitled Donkey Punch The Night on Feb. 19th, 2013. The 8-track EP will feature two new songs entitled “Breathe” and “Dear Brother” as well as a cover of of Queen‘s “Bohemian Rhapsody” and a cover of Accept‘s “Balls To The Wall”.
The EP was recorded at Keenan’s wine vineyard, Caduceus Cellars, with the same roster from 2011′s Conditions of My Parole (review) (Keenan, Mitchell, Round, Eustis, Matt McJunkins and Jeff Friedl) and guests Zac Rae (piano), Juliette Commagere (vocals), Josh Morreau (bass) and Claire Acey (vocals).
Puscifer has a few tour dates for late Winter/early Spring of 2013. Check below for the track list of Donkey Punch The Night as well as confirmed tour dates. READ MORE
German metal sensation Accept refuse to sign those AARP papers and will be doing a second headlining run in N. America starting April 9th, 2011. This tour is in support of Accept’s latest album, ‘Blood Of The Nations’, which was produced by the amazing Andy Sneap (Megadeth, Nevermore, Opeth, Exodus). Check after the jump for tour dates.