At first listen, Italian band Hopes Die Last could easily be categorized as screamo and just left at that. Hell, my first playthrough of their new album, Trust No One, had me thinking this. But then I spun it a second time and new elements started peeking out from behind the curtains. Touches of alt-rock? Check. How about electronica and even dubstep? Yuppers. But do all of these elements combine into a solid package or do they try to tear themselves free from each other, striving for the spotlight?
Korn has announced a short string of tour dates as a second leg in support of their latest album The Path Of Totality. The tour only has eight stops but manages to go nearly shore to shore (sorry East coast). Support on three dates will come from Kill The Noise while vocalist Jonathan Davis will be debuting his own DJ set under the moniker J Devil.
While I haven’t heard the album, people keep telling me that it’s actually pretty enjoyable. What say you readers? Who’s listened to it and what are your thoughts?
Update: You can download the song for free (only available for one week)
Korn (featuring Skrillex and Kill The Noise) has released a new single today via ARTISTDirectcalled Narcissistic Cannibal and you can hear it right after the jump! The track comes off the upcoming album The Path Of Totality, which comes out December 6th. It’s an entertaining song but definitely not something mind blowing or radically different that will shape the sound of future music.
A couple of new music videos have hit the web today that I wanted to share with you. The first is Born To Lose from The Devil Wears Prada. Visually, it’s actually really cool. I dug the tone and atmosphere and the song worked quite well with the imagery.
The second video we’ve got here is an actual official video for Korn‘s Get Up. Personally, I find any video of a band rocking out in front of a crowd to be boring, generic and plain. Honestly, I was hoping for something a bit more visually stimulating, especially considering that this is a reinvented Korn sound. Oh, and for a song that says “Feat. Skrillex“, I’d think they’d somehow get him into the video. Perhaps I’m asking too much.
Korn has announced that they will be releasing a new album, The Path To Totality, on December 6th. They’ll also be hitting the road in November to promote the upcoming release. The album will apparently be completely like the track they released earlier this summer, Get Up (which featured Skrillex), in that Korn has worked with various dubstep and electronic musicians on each track of the album.
Some song titles released are Narcissistic Cannibal, Burn the Obedient, Illuminati, Kill Mercy Within, and Chaos Lives In Everything. The album will feature appearances by electronic musicians such as Datsik, Noisia, Excision, Kill The Noise, and more.
Remember that article about how Korn was going to do the main theme for Silent Hill: Downpour? Well, the song has come out as the background music for the latest trailer for the game (which also looks like it has been delayed from this month to March 31st, 2012).
To say that the song is awful doesn’t even begin to cut it. The moment it started my head fell into my hands and I let out a pained moan. “Okay, relax. Just give it a little bit more and see what happens.” I thought. I tried to give it a fair shot. Nope, not even worth my time having such a hopeful, positive outlook. In what might be the worst thing I can say about this song, I really think it has made me less interested in playing the game as a whole.
The theme songs to Silent Hill 2 and Silent Hill 3 were so beautiful and haunting that I felt drawn towards the games, as though I were being summoned to Silent Hill in the same way the characters were. What happened? What went wrong? I don’t know, but I am not in the slightest bit happy about this.
Check out the trailer after the jump and hear the travesty for yourself. Oh, and head on over to Dead Pixels to read BurnTheBlueSky’s (a.k.a. TJ) take on the trailer.
In case you didn’t know, Fieldy, best known as the bassist for Korn, has a side project called Stillwell for which he plays guitar. Okay, now that you’re all caught up, the band has released a video for the song You Can’t Stop Me, which comes off their debut album Dirtbag, which was released earlier this year on Nu Day Records.
Okay, having listened to the track, I have to ask myself if the band ever left the late 90′s. Seriously, this sounds like something Tantric or Puddle of Mudd would’ve come up with. I’ll say this much though, if this is what it takes for that damn clicking bass sound of his he uses in Korn to stop, I’ll take it and be happy about it. That is probably the worst sounding bass tone in music history.
Are you ready for another music super group? How about this: Munky from Korn, Billy Gould from Faith No More, Steve Krolikowski from Repeater, and Brooks Wackerman from Bad Religion. Holy s#^t! Talk about a gathering of badass musicians! Well, these guys have been jamming for quite a while and are now ready to unleash their music upon the world. If you head to their official website, you can download a free mp3 of their song Choking Victim (hear it after the jump). Seriously though, this song is awesome and I highly recommend checking it out. It’s a great way to kick off the July 4th weekend. READ MORE
Several weeks ago, I posted about Get Up, the collaboration between Korn and Skrillex and you guys apparently loved it! Well, now you can spread an official lyric video around to all your friends courtesy of the fine people at Roadrunner Records. Check it out below.
So, it was announced at E3 that nu-metal band Korn is going to be writing the theme song for Silent Hill: Downpour. I’m a huge fan of Akira Yamaoka’s work and I’m a strong believer that Daniel Licht (exclusive interview here) can not only do Akira’s work justice, but also leave his own unique musical style in the series. However, Korn doing a theme song??? I’m seriously skeptical about this. And I’m not the only one: turns out fans of the series have put together an online petition (humorously named ‘Kornami’) to stop this theme song from happening. What are your thoughts?
Check after the jump for an interview with Daniel Licht at E3.
LA based electronic musician Skrillex has teamed up with Munky and Jonathan Davis from Korn for a new track called ‘Get Up‘. The track, courtesy of Some Kind Of Awesome, is after the jump and you have got to hear it! It’s heavy, it’s crazy and it’s something I want to blast while I’m driving near preschools (hey, gotta get them early, right?).
Bloody-Disgusting has scored an exclusive interview with up and coming LA hip-hop artist Hyro Da Hero. Hyro stands out by spitting fast and furious rhymes with a full rock band behind him. This band consists of Daniel Anderson (Idiot Pilot), Paul Hinojos (At The Drive In, Sparta, The Mars Volta), Cody Votolato and Mark Gajadhar (both from The Blood Brothers). His upcoming album, ‘Blood, School, Work, Death’, was produced by Ross Robinson (Korn, Slipknot, At The Drive In).
We just reported about the upcoming Rockstar Energy Mayhem Festival, which looks to have an awesome line-up no matter which date you attend. Well, for those of you lucky enough to be close to Columbus, Ohio, you’ve got one hell of a two-day festival in store. This year’s Rock on the Range will have some of the biggest names in today’s rock scene headlining including A Perfect Circle (easily my most anticipated show), Alter Bridge, Stone Sour, Korn, Disturbed, Staind, and so many more.
In This Moment (interview here) have been announced as one of the acts on the upcoming ‘Music As A Weapon’ tour, which is going to be headlined by Korn and Disturbed (interview here). In the week leading up to the festival, the band will be playing a few headlining shows with support coming from local acts. Tour dates for these headlining shows are after the jump.
Guitarist Chris Howorth comments: ”When we received the news that we were a part of the music as a weapon tour we were overwhelmed with emotion, Maria and I were literally moved to tears. Our band has been constantly clawing our way up the ladder in this business and its very hard to get on a big tour like this, getting this news is like getting the best Christmas present we could hope for. We are truly blessed and extremely excited for this huge opportunity! We have been fans of Disturbed since their first record and have always wanted to tour with them. We adore Korn (our Mayhem Festival buddies) and Sevendust are some of the coolest guys we’ve met during our travels! This is going to be an amazing kick off to our 2011 tour cycle! Eternal thanks to Monster and Disturbed for allowing us to be a part of such an epic event.”
Korn and Disturbed have teamed up for the fifth edition of the Music As A Weapon Tour with opening support coming from In This Moment, Hail The Villain, Art Of Dying, and Sevendust. The 45-city trek is finalizing tour dates but one guarantee is that the first 1,000 tickets sold at each venue will be discounted $5.
“We’ve both just finished great tours. We headlined Mayhem and Disturbed headlined Uproar. The Disturbed guys came out to see us play in Chicago and we got to talking about doing something together. We both agreed that as cool as those types of tours are, they usually only hit major markets, and we both agreed that a lot of our fans just don’t live in those cities, etc so we thought it would be cool to team up, put a big show together, and hit every great place that those big tours never get to. Besides all that, with us and Disturbed together, doing full shows with full production…all I can say is IT’S ON!” …said the excited Korn frontman.
“We are thrilled to launch the Monster Energy Music As A Weapon 5 Tour with our good friends from Korn,” added Disturbed singer David Draiman. “Every year we try to up the ante, and this year, by having Korn co-headline, we really think it’s going to be our best tour yet. When the idea first came up, one of the main things both bands agreed upon and wanted to focus on was hitting a lot of smaller markets. It’s exciting to bring a show like this to cities that are usually skipped over on some of the other larger rock tours that only hit the major markets. We have a lot of loyal fans in these cities and we wanted to bring them a show that they deserve”.
Melbourne, Australia band Sydonia has been tapped to support Korn during their upcoming down under dates. Sydonia will be playing with Korn on the 3rd, 4th and 5th of December, so make sure to check ‘em out while you can. Earlier, Sydonia was personally invited by Randy Blythe to tour Australia with Lamb of God.
Sydonia’s current single, ‘Ocean of Storms’, was produced and mixed by Colin Richardson (Slipknot, Funeral For A Friend, Bullet For My Valentine). You can hear it, as well as other tracks, HERE.
This past week ARTISTdirect.com and IAMROGUE.com paired legendary Korn guitarist James “Munky” Shaffer and actress Michelle Rodriguez (Machete, Avatar, Lost, Girlfight) for an exclusive video interview, a filmed conversation between these two provocative people, who met for the first time, in front of the cameras.
The interview is the first in a series of interviews entitled “Rogue on Rogue” that pairs two distinctive and influential artists from diverse mediums in a unique, ‘first meeting’ video setting that leaves the chaos and comedy un-cut and unedited.
Michelle and Munky bond over everything from Metallica to Apocalypse Now, and sharing intriguing personal stories along the way.
Today we bring you an exclusive interview with Chris Adler, drummer of the American Heavy Metal band Lamb of God! Fresh off their tour with the 2010 Rockstar Mayhem Festival, the guys are gearing up for South American dates as well as dates with Metallica overseas. They also just released a compilation called Hourglass, which you can order HERE! Check after the jump to read about new album news, how the Mayhem festival went, and how Chris thinks horror and metal are connected!
Recently, I got the opportunity to go to the Rockstar Mayhem Festival at the DTE Energy Theater (still known to me as Pine Knob) in Clarkston, Michigan. With headliner’s such as Korn, Lamb of God, Rob Zombie, Five Finger Death Punch, as well as supporting acts like Hatebreed, Chimaira, In This Moment, Norma Jean, and others, how could I not go? While there, I snagged several interviews which I will be posting daily throughout the week. Who were the interviews with? I guess you’ll have to find out! In the meantime, we’ve got a video of several artists with a message for YOU, the readers, as well as some pictures of a In This Moment, Chimaira, and Rob Zombie. Check it all out and if you were there, leave some comments!
KORN will perform for the first time on Lopez Tonight on August 24. The show, hosted by comedian George Lopez, airs at 11 PM ET on TBS. The band will perform their brand new single, “Let the Guilt Go.” This is the second single off Korn’s latest album, Korn III – Remember Who You Are, which entered the charts at # 2 on July 20 and is in stores now.
Korn will be joined onstage for the performance by the latest addition to their touring band, guitarist Wes Geer (formerly of the So Cal band Hed Pe).
The band recently wrapped up the summer’s most successful rock tour in the U.S. as the closing headline act for the third annual Rock Star Energy Drink Mayhem Festival. The 30 city tour of major U.S. markets averaged 15,000 attendees per show and was one of the few bright spots in an otherwise tough concert season.
Recently in Israel, I was able to go and check out the Summer Carnage Festival at Barby in Tel Aviv, Israel. Headlined by Aborted, Whorecore and System Divide, the festival was a full day event with over a thousand people squeezed into a tiny club. While there, I got the opportunity to interview Missing In Action, the band that represented Israel at the Wacken Open Air Metal Battle. Check out the interview after the jump!
Missing In Action live at the Summer Carnage Festival
In a time where society is plagued with economic despair and political turmoil is running rampant, there are many people that refuse to let their country just go to hell and are uniting to convey one defining message: WAR IS THE ANSWER.
One of these special groups of individuals that firmly back this sentiment is Five Finger Death Punch who took their message to the masses across North America this past summer as part of the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival’s main stage line-up alongside Korn and Rob Zombie. FFDP set featured their biggest stage show yet reminiscent of Iron Maiden and Tool’s larger than life production.
Five Finger Death Punch are now preparing to make their national television debut performing on The Jimmy Kimmel Show on Tuesday, Aug. 17th. The group’s latest single, “Bad Company,” peaked at #2 on the Active Rock charts and became their 5th Top Ten charting single at Active Rock radio. Stay tuned for a major North American touring announcement to be made in the coming weeks and in the meantime stay tuned to http://www.myspace.com/ffdp for all current news and happenings.
Five Finger Death Punch at Download 2010 causing a crowd-surfing riot!
Five Finger Death Punch adhere to no preconceived ideologies and does everything on their own accord. This is a defining theme that runs throughout their entire new, highly acclaimed album, War Is The Answer, as each track fires off a perpetual sonic array of unconventional and unabashed aggression that can barely be contained. A FFDP live show unleashes a frenetic barrage of intensity and pure, unhinged emotion that is sure to leave you breathless as you beg for more.
Hey Bloody-Disgusting readers! Jonny B. here letting you know that I’m gonna be at Rockstar Mayhem today at the DTE Energy Theater in Clarkston, Michigan getting all sorts of badass content! If any of you are planning on showing up to the show, I’d love to get the chance to hang out! You can know my exact whereabouts by following me on Twitter HERE. See some of you there!
Norwegian symphonic black metal band DIMMU BORGIR proudly announce additional dates to the first European leg of their co-headlining “Darkness Reborn World Tour” in support of their new studio album, Abrahadabra.
Abrahadabra will be released in Germany on September 24th, in the rest of Europe on September 27th, and in North America on October 12th. View the artwork created by German artist / painter / graphic designer Joachim Luetke (Arch Enemy, Kreator, Sopor Aeternus) on the band’s MySpace page.