Bloody-Disgusting is thrilled to bring you an exclusive first listen to Device‘s cover of the classic song “Close My Eyes Forever”. This cover sees singer David Draiman (Disturbed) take on Ozzy Osbourne‘s vocals and is joined by Halestorm‘s Lzzy Hale, who tackles Lita Ford‘s parts. The song will be hitting radio later today, so keep your dials tuned in! Head on below to listen to the track as well as to see Draiman explain how the song came about!
Device‘s upcoming self-titled debut features ex-Filter guitarist Gene Lenardo, who co-wrote the album. Joining as the touring incantation is Evanescence drummer Will Hunt and Dope guitarist Virus.
The self-titled album features guest appearances from Serj Tankian (System of a Down), Tom Morello (Rage Against the Machine), Geezer Butler (Black Sabbath), Glenn Hughes (Deep Purple, Black Sabbath, Black Country Communion), and M. Shadows (Avenged Sevenfold). The album comes out April 9th and can be pre-ordered here. READ MORE
Device, the new project from Disturbed frontman David Draiman, will be hitting the Southern parts of the US for a relatively short tour this Spring. The tour will begin in Mobile, AL and end in Rockingham, NC. Support will come from Gemini Syndrome and Nonpoint. All tour dates are below.
The band will be touring in support of their upcoming self-titled album, which comes out April 9th via Warner Bros. Records. The album was recorded by Draiman and Filter guitarist Gene Lenardo. The touring lineup will also feature Evanescence drummer Will Hunt and Dope/Rock Of Ages guitarist Virus. READ MORE
David Draiman (singer of Disturbed) has let loose some details surrounding his industrial band Device. The first bit of information that has come forth is that the first single “Vilify” from the debut record will hit radios on Feb. 19th. A video is being filmed today. Next is that the record has a tentative release date of April 9th.
The album will have guest appearances from Terry “Geezer” Butler (Black Sabbath), Glenn Hughes (Deep Purple, Black Country Communion), M. Shadows (Avenged Sevenfold), Serj Tankian (System Of A Down), Tom Morello (Rage Against The Machine), and Lizzy Hale (Halestorm).
The live band will see Draiman supported by drummer Will Hunt (Evanescence, Dark New Day) and guitarist Virus (Dope). READ MORE
Rock band Evanescence will be going on hiatus after their current tour, says singer Amy Lee. They will be playing some shows in London in November and that will be it for the foreseeable future. Considering that their latest album Evanescence (review) took five years to be released after 2006′s The Open Door, fans are almost certainly left worried and irked.
Lee states in an interview with NME magazine, “I haven’t been sitting down to write. I’m thinking we’ll take a break first. I’m really not sure what I’ll do next. At the end of any really long tour you need to get your head in order. I think at the end of the run we’ll go on a break for a while and figure things out…
“Taking long breaks is seen as a bad thing, but I don’t think it’s a bad thing. People have the idea that you have to keep putting stuff out while people remember you. But I’d rather make something that’s awesome and then make people remember again.
“I hope it doesn’t take five years, but I don’t want to put a timeline on it either. We’ll all be doing our own thing for a while. They’re (my bandmates) very talented and they’ll all be fine.”
Alright Evanescence fans, what are your thoughts here? READ MORE
On April 11th, the Revolver Golden Gods took place, giving praise and recognition to the rock and metal community. Famous musicians, such as Dee Snider, Chris Jericho, Gene Simmons, Marilyn Manson, Slash, Amy Lee, and many more, were in attendance. It was a night meant to not only celebrate the achievements of rock and metal musicians and their offerings, but it was also a night for the fans, a way to honor their passion and their love. And it was a night that did absolutely nothing to spread the word and the importance of rock and metal. READ MORE
The 2012 UK edition of the Sonisphere festival has officially cancelled this year’s performance. The touring festival is a European staple since 2009, delivering some of the biggest names in music, including the first appearance of The Big 4 (Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth, Anthrax). While tragic that this had to happen, it speaks to a more worrisome issue regarding the music industry.
Gossip Girl Taylor Momsen has taken the rock and roll world by storm with her band The Pretty Reckless. The band’s 2010 debut album Light Me Up was pretty much critically acclaimed and the band has been touring extensively, including an opening slot on Evanescence‘s recent tour.
Now, the band is back with a five-track EP entitled Hit Me Like A Man (iTunes). In anticipation of this release, BD Music caught up with singer Taylor Momsen to discuss the current state of things with the band as well as Taylor’s opinion on how women are seen in the rock and roll world. Check below for this exclusive interview!
Talk about a busy day for music videos! Above you’ve got a lyric video from Trivium for their latest single Black and below you can check out Evanescence‘s My Heart Is Broken, Mastodon‘s Dry Bone Valley, and finally Anthrax‘s The Devil You Know. WHEW! Talk about a visual smorgasbord of rock/metal delights! Enjoy the videos!
With the release of Underworld: Awakening fast approaching, hype is also building around the soundtrack, which features such artists as Black Light Burns, and William Control, as well remixes of Evanescence, Linkin Park, The Cure, and more. So, for those of you who are on pins and needles wondering how certain songs are going to sound, there is now a preview that features 30 seconds of each song below. Check it out and leave your thoughts!
I love me some metal. But what you might not know about me is that I also love kicking back to classical and chant every once in a while. So when I hear that the two are mixing, I get a little antsy in my pantsy, know what I mean? Such is the case with Gregorian, who are releasing The Dark Side Of The Chant, an album tomorrow that has them covering bands such as Evanescence, AC/DC, Unheilig, and more. Their cover of Hell’s Bells didn’t really do much for me but I’m really interested to hear Madonna‘s Frozen and Depeche Mode‘s Stripped.
Check out a video after the jump that features sound clips and interviews with several of the members.
BD Music caught up with Amy Lee, the enigmatic singer of hard rock band Evanescence, to discuss the new album, future plans, and we also found out what Amy Lee’s favorite Halloween costume was when she was trick or treating! Make sure to check out our review of the new album here and check the interview after the jump!
It’s been five years since Evanescence has released an album. Usually that long of a delay would see fans moving on and an artist left behind, forgotten, abandoned. Evanescence defied that trend and are now back with their third album, Evanescence. The question is if the album is a return that shocks and awes or one that falls flat. Check after the jump for my take on the self-titled album!
Evanescence will be releasing their video for What You Want next Tuesday on Vevo but we’ve got a 20-second clip for you to check out after the jump. The clip shows the band rocking out in front of a crowd as well as brooding shots of singer Amy Lee walking along a pier (at least that’s what it looks like). Check it out and get excited for the upcoming self-titled third studio album.
Say whatever you want, but the upcoming release of Evanescence‘s third album, which is self-titled, is generating a lot of industry and fan buzz. Considering that it’s been five years since The Open Door, it’s no wonder. Personally, I thought only Tool had that kind of staying power, but it looks like there is something about Amy Lee that keeps people drawn in. To tease fans just a little more, Evanescence has released the official artwork for the upcoming album, which drops October 11th. Personally, I think it’s a bit plain and uninventive. Check it out after the jump and let me know what YOU think. READ MORE
Evanescence played their first live show in over two years yesterday, August 17th, in Nashville, TN. The show also marked the first time several new songs were played, including What You Want (which you can hear at the below link) and the previously unheard The Change (which you can hear a live version of after the jump).
Evanescence recently announced a full tour with The Pretty Reckless and Rival Sons. Check out tour dates here.
Official tour dates for the Evanescence, Rival Sons, and The Pretty Reckless tour have been released. The tour goes for just over three weeks and hits several of the major cities in North America. Evanescence will be touring in support of their new, self-titled album, which is their first new release in five years.
I’m going to take a stab and say that this is a warm up tour and that a bigger, more intense tour will be scheduled in the early parts of 2012. Check after the jump for the tour dates and to hear the new song, What You Want.
It’s been five years since The Open Door and Evanescence is on a fast track to release their self-titled album later this year. Well, after a few years of waiting for new material, you can finally hear the new single, What You Want, right now! Below is the live version that was filmed on MTV but after the jump you can hear the studio version. I’m actually really digging on it! It’s a fun track and Amy Lee sounds great. What are your thoughts?
MTV recently conducted an interview with Amy Lee of Evanescence to discuss the status of the upcoming self-titled album, which hits stores October 11th courtesy of Wind-Up Records. During the interview, they got to hear the new single, What You Want, and shared some of it in a video, which you can check after the jump. What do you think? Is it the sound you were expecting?
Though still untitled, the new Evanescence album has a release date of October 4th. Also, guitarist Troy McLawhorn, who left the band to join Seether but then left them citing “a very personal invasion of trust”, is back in Evanescence. What do you think people? You ready for a new album?
Okay, admission time: I loved ‘Fallen‘. It wasn’t a musical masterpiece by any stretch of the imagination, but it was a fun bubblegum pop hard rock album that wasn’t pretentious and had a lot of catchy songs. Now, ‘The Open Door‘ on the other hand was pretty awful. Nothing on that album stood out to me and I quickly shelved it. So, I’m kinda on the fence after reading that Amy Lee and the Evanescence crew are supposedly entering the studio to record their third album with producer Nick Rasculinecz (Foo Fighters, Deftones, Alice In Chains)
Amy Lee: ”We can’t wait to show everyone what we’ve been working on. We’ve written more than an album of songs. We’ve been finding ourselves, reinventing our sound, experimenting with things we’ve never done before and at the same time embracing the things we love most about Evanescence. This journey has made us the strongest we’ve ever been as a band, and I am in love with the music. Nick Rasculinecz is the perfect fit for this record and we are all very excited to get into the studio together.”
What are your thoughts readers? Ready for some more Evanescence?
Within Temptation is one of those love ‘em or hate ‘em bands. In terms of technicality, they aren’t doing anything that hasn’t been done before. However, they have amassed a rather rabid following, thanks to two aspects: 1) Sharon Den Adel’s astonishing voice and 2) the accessibility of their music. This is symphonic metal that could, and probably should be on the same level, if not bigger, than Evanescence was at their peak. Now with ‘The Unforgiving’, their fifth studio album, Within Temptation is back after four years. This album is based on a comic book that was written by Steven O’Connell (Bloodrayne). Is it a welcome return? Check after the jump for the answer.
I dont care what anyone says, if you’ve just been broken up with, you are not a happy person. And pretty much nothing about you is happy for the next few weeks, or months, or (hopefully not) years. First things first, let’s listen to some good ole’ break-up jams. Then we’ll get back to the sobbing, bitching, and late night text messages. Try to keep it together while I list my top 10 post-break-up songs. READ MORE