Apparently there is something about Bear McCreary’s theme for The Walking Dead that brings out the metal in people. Below is YouTube user Bryce Goertzen‘s rockin’ cover of the now infamous theme. Give it a watch and lemme know what you think!
Personally, I think it’s a bit too shredtastic and in-your-face but I’ll give the guy a few things: 1) Those are some seriously practiced guitar faces/poses. I think he’s got one of those ballet studio mirrors that spans a whole wall in his room just so he can see how metal he looks. 2) Anyone that has a Jeff Loomis Schecter guitar is okay in my book. I’ve always wanted one of those guitars but that could be because I think it’ll magically transform me into a songwriter of Nevermore caliber. Delusions of grandeur, I know, but one can hope. READ MORE
In super weird late news, TriStar’s The Call, pictured, in theaters March 15, has been rated “R” for violence, disturbing content and some language.” In the film, “When veteran 911 operator, Jordan (Halle Berry), takes a life-altering call from a teenage girl (Abigail Breslin) who has just been abducted, she realizes that she must confront a killer from her past in order to save the girl’s life.”
Universal Pictures has provided us with the official synopsis and cast for Mercy, a supernatural thriller from The Haunting in Connecticut‘s Peter Cornwell. “Based on a short story by Stephen King, Mercy tells the tale of two young boys (“The Walking Dead’s” Chandler Riggs and Super 8’s Joel Courtney) who move with their mother to take care of their dying grandmother at her decrepit farmhouse. When they suspect that the elderly woman they love has encountered a dark spirit, they fear she might not be the only one who won’t make it through the summer alive. Once George (Riggs) and Buddy McCoy (Courtney) arrive at their Gramma Mercy’s (Shirley Knight), what they find inside her 150-year-old home is nothing short of terrifying. As the brothers experience deeply disturbing phenomena they believe to be the work of an ancient witch, they must fight for their lives and overcome the evil forces threatening their family. Shirley Knight, Frances O’Connor, Mark Duplass and Dylan McDermott also star.
Lastly, genre icon Lance Henriksen (Aliens, Pumpkinhead; pictured below) is starring in Nevermore, a supernatural horror thriller written and being directed by Dean C. Jones, writes THR. Jason Cook and Valerie Azlynn also are starring in the movie, shooing in Graham, N.C. “The movie centers on a couple who experience paranormal activity involving dead children when they move to an estate in Massachusetts.” Henriksen will play a parish priest whom the couple turn to, but the move is a mistake because the priest already knows all about resurrected children. READ MORE
A demo version of metalcore band Killswitch Engage‘s song entitled “No End In Sight” has leaked onto the internet, resulting in the band performing the track live. It is the first track to feature original KSE vocalist Jesse Leach on front vocals since he left the band after the release of 2002′s Alive Or Just Breathing (he did guest vocals on two tracks on 2004′s The End Of Heartache). The track is a rough demo and, according to Adam Dutkiewicz in an interview with Guitar World, “It’s actually the one tune that’s pretty different from the other stuff. Overall the rest of the album is a little faster, a little meaner, a little growlier — thrashy but with lots of clean parts. We’re going a little more extreme this time.” You can hear “No End In Sight” below.
The band is currently in the studio mixing their upcoming album with producer Andy Sneap (Megadeth, Exodus, Nevermore). The as-of-yet untitled album will be released sometime in early 2013 via Roadrunner Records.
Killswitch Engage will be performing Alive Or Just Breathing in its entirety on tour in a few weeks. Support will come from Shadows Fall and Acaro. Check here for all tour dates. READ MORE
Jeff Loomis (who is easily one of my favorite guitarists playing today) has put out a stream of a new song entitled “A Liar’s Chain”. The song was recorded with his current touring line up of Joe Nurre (guitar and vocals), Anup Sastry (drums) and Greg Macklin (bass). You can check out the song below.
Loomis writes, “A Liar’s Chain is the first of three songs that I recorded with my band to officially debut online. We started playing it live on our last US run and it seemed to go over really well with fans. I had so much fun recording ‘Surrender’ with Ihsahn on vocals for my last solo album that I wanted to do more songs like that. Joe Nurre, who has been playing guitar in my band for the last year or so, has a pretty killer death metal voice, so I thought it would be perfect to do some more stuff like this with him as well as the rest of the guys.
I’m really looking forward to getting over to Europe again. I have so much fun there. The Euroblast tour and festival has some amazing musicians on it, which is going to be really special for me as well, as I love watching and hearing great bands play. We’re going to be playing ‘A Liar’s Chain’ as well as one other new song with Joe singing. I look forward to seeing everyone there.”
Jeff Loomis will be touring Europe on the Euroblast 2012 tour with labelmates Monuments, Vidhjarta, and Stealing Axion. Check below for the tour dates. READ MORE
Bay Area thrash metal legends Testament are streaming “True American Hate”, a new track from their upcoming album Dark Roots Of Earth, which comes out July 31st via Nuclear Blast Records. Produced, mixed, and mastered by Andy Sneap (Nevermore, Arch Enemy), the album will feature nine tracks of blistering metal. You can stream the song below.
Make sure to check out our exclusive interview with Chuck Billy and Eric Peterson here.
A few weeks ago, Nevermore announced that they were dropping off the Symphony X tour (Soilwork had already dropped off about a month or so ago). Well, the reason for that departure has just come out: guitarist Jeff Loomis and drummer Van Williams have left the band. Check after the jump for a statement from the both of them.
So, we’re at the end of another year and we here at Bloody-Disgusting love sharing our favorites (and our most hated) of the past year with you. So, I decided to put together a list of some of my favorite releases of the past year. Here’s the catch: I only used albums or songs from albums I reviewed in 2010. So, check after the jump for my “Best of 2010″!
2010 was the first full year of Bloody-Disgusting Music and it’s been one hell of a ride. We’ve worked hard to bring you readers contests, exclusives, reviews, originals and more, all because of our love of music and horror. For me personally, I’ve gotten to hang out with some of the coolest musicians, listen to great albums and write about what I love. Because of all of this, here is a random list of personal favorites from this year in Bloody Disgusting Music.
Bloody Disgusting has scored the exclusive album artwork premiere for DevilDriver’s upcoming album, ‘Beast’, which is slated for a release date of Feb. 21st, 2011. The album is going to be mixed by the legendary Andy Sneap (Nevermore, Opeth, Killswitch Engage, Megadeth, Unearth, Cradle of Filth). Make sure to also check out our exclusive interview with singer Dez Fafara HERE.
You can check out the exclusive artwork premiere after the jump!
Sepultura have recently signed to Nuclear Blast and as a celebration of their upcoming Nuclear Blast debut record, they decided to do a full North American headlining tour! Joining them throughout the tour will be Belphegor, Hate, Keep of Kalessin, Bonded By Blood, Neuraxis, and later on in the tour, Nevermore will replace Belphegor.
Here’s a statement from guitarist Andreas Kisser: ”We are very happy to play once again in the US, especially after a long time away from the American and Canadian stages,” commented guitarist Andreas Kisser. “We’re also excited to start working with our new label Nuclear Blast. They have a rich history in the heavy music business and we are honored to have such a partner. We are currently working on a new record, that will be released together with the American dates, so it will be our first tour for the new album. Hope to see you all at the shows! We will play the whole history of the group and we’re going have a blast! See you on the Sepultour 2011!”
Check after the jump for tour dates!
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.
Progressive metal band Symphony X are hard at work on their follow-up to 2007′s ‘Paradise Lost’. However, that hasn’t stopped them from planning a full US headlining tour in 2011 with some amazing touring partners. Joining Symphony X will be Nevermore, Soilwork, Powerglove, and Blackguard. Tickets can already be pre-ordered here. Check after the jump for tour dates and keep an eye out for me at the Detroit show.
The anticipation for NEVERMORE’s headlining North American fall trek is now at an all-time high as the massive tour prepares to kick off in the band’s hometown of Seattle this weekend. This is the band’s first headlining Stateside tour in almost three years and features Warbringer, Hatesphere and Blackguard in the support slots. The MetalSucks sponsored tour is not to be missed and to celebrate, they’re giving away five pairs of VIP tickets to the tour! All the details are HERE
NEVERMORE are back and truly better than ever with the much anticipated new full-length release, The Obsidian Conspiracy, which could be their most impressive offering of their illustrious decade plus, heralded career. Either see below or visit www.myspace.com/nevermorefans
to view their complete tour itinerary.
This quintessential metal band was formed out of the ashes of Seattle, Washington, based thrash act Sanctuary in 1991 by Dane and Jim Sheppard (bass), with the addition of Jeff Loomis (guitar, who had played in the final line-up of Sanctuary) and Mark Arrington on drums. A few years later, Van Williams joined the band (drums). The band has since released six full-length albums, toured the world a number of times and captivated the hearts of metalheads touring with such diverse and major acts ranging from Megadeth, In Flames, Disturbed, Arch Enemy, Dimmu Borgir and Children of Bodom, among countless others.
In conjunction with the upcoming release The Conscious Sedation from the extreme modern metal act SYSTEM DIVIDE, Metal Blade Records has launched a landing page where fans can go to check out music, album artwork, a teaser for the upcoming music video, and specially low priced preorder packages for the album. The first single, The Apex Doctrine, is currently streaming with two more tracks to come before the album is released on September 14.
Bloody-Disgusting is thrilled to exclusively premiere the video for ‘Emptiness Unobstructed’, the first single off of the new Nevermore album, ‘The Obsidian Conspiracy’! The video is directed by Nigel Crane (Lacuna Coil, Slipknot, Pitchshifter). Here is what singer Warrel Dane had to say about the shoot:
“Working with director Nigel Crane was a great experience. We spent a day walking around the white cliffs in Dover the day before the London show and we couldn’t possibly be happier with the end result. The live part was shot at the O2 Academy Islington in London and we only performed the song twice that night so we had to make these takes count, so we went all out. It was pretty amazing that most of the audience knew all of the words even though we were a number of days away from the album’s release. Thanks for checking this out and we hope you enjoy it.”
to check out the official Bloody-Disgusting review of ‘The Obsidian Conspiracy’, available in stores and on-line
‘Malevolence’, the third full length release by Seattle, Washington Tech-Death metal band I Declare War, is a solid release with 11-tracks of blistering, down-tuned heaviness. The lyrics are just as in-your-face as the music (should you be able to understand them) and if you’re feeling particularly pissed-off at the government, religion, etc…, this may just be the album you need to get some of that aggression out.
Make sure to check out Jonathan Huber’s Top 10 horror list HERE
Warrel Dane (vocalist of Nevermore) will join SiriusXM Liquid Metal channel’s Jose Mangin on the air tonight at 8PM EST for a very candid and in-depth interview covering a plethora of topics including how this new album came together, working with Dave Mustaine, horror movie recommendations and reforming the legendary Sanctuary line-up. Fans will also get treated to a few new tracks off The Obsidian Conspiracy, which have yet to be played anywhere else.
Dane further states: “The Obsidian Conspiracy is finally here. I know it seems like a long time between records but for us it doesn’t seem that long. Lots of touring for the last one, a DVD and a couple solo records kind of filled the gap. There were a lot of trials and tribulations in all our lives during the process of creating this, and it’s all there in the music. Some of it is furious and angry while some of it is solemn and reflective. Get ready for the tour because we’re firing on all cylinders and ready to destroy!”
Five years ago, an album came out that took over my CD player for the better half of the summer: ‘This Godless Endeavor’ by Seattle, Washington metal band Nevermore. To this day, it is considered to be one of the bands finest albums and I still blast it on the college campus, scaring the students (hey, it gives me a sick thrill, okay?). So, to say that I was excited for a new Nevermore album after a five-year wait is somewhat of an understatement. So, my thoughts on the album, you ask? Well, head on past the jump to find out!
NEVERMORE are back and truly better than ever with the much anticipated new full-length release, The Obsidian Conspiracy, which is what could be their most impressive offering of their illustrious decade plus, heralded career. The amazing new track, “She Comes In Colors,” can be streamed now exclusively at Revolvermag.com, so CLICK HERE
to check it out before the album hits stores this upcoming Tuesday, June 8th.
North American fans can now rejoice as the band are excited to announce their first headlining Stateside tour in almost three years, which kicks off on Sept. 23rd and runs through Nov. 5th. This stellar bill also features Warbringer, Mutiny Within and Hatesphere in the support slots.
All tickets are on-sale now exclusively through www.Enterthevault.com
and will be available there until June 19th when they go on-sale through all normal ticketing systems. There will be a limited number of VIP tickets available which gets fans early entry before doors for a preshow NEVERMORE meet and greet. Visit www.myspace.com/nevermorefans
to view their complete tour itinerary.
The Obsidian Conspiracy is set for June 8th North American release and you can now access a slew of specially priced album and exclusive t-shirt pre-order bundles at the link HERE
NEVERMORE are back and truly better than ever with the much anticipated new full-length release, The Obsidian Conspiracy, which is what could be their most impressive offering of their illustrious decade plus, heralded career. North American fans can now rejoice as the band are excited to announce their first headlining Stateside tour in almost three years, which kicks off on Sept. 23rd and runs through Nov. 5th. This stellar bill also features Warbringer, Mutiny Within and Hatesphere in the support slots.
All tickets go on-sale June 1st exclusively through www.Enterthevault.com
and will be available there until June 19th when they go on-sale through all normal ticketing systems. There will be a limited number of VIP tickets available which gets fans early entry before doors for a preshow NEVERMORE meet and greet. Either see below or visit www.myspace.com/nevermorefans
to view their complete tour itinerary.
Colorado’s ALLEGAEON have unveiled the cover art for their Metal Blade Records debut, Fragments of Form and Function. The art was done by none other than Colin Marks, who is known for his intense artwork for the likes of: Scar Symmetry, Nevermore, Strapping Young Lad, etc. Fragments marks the band’s first full length release and was produced by Dave Otero (Cephalic Carnage) and recorded at Flatline Audio in January 2010.
Vocalist Ezra Haynes discusses the concepts behind the album: “The concept of Fragments of Form and Function is in one way or another science related theories. Some of the topics we touch base on are cryonics, stem cell research, evolution, pharmaceutical structure and so on.”
NEVERMORE are back and truly better than ever with the much anticipated new full-length release, The Obsidian Conspiracy, which is what could be their most impressive offering of their illustrious decade plus, heralded career. The enthralling new track, “Without Morals,” can now be streamed exclusively at www.myspace.com/nevermorefans
and this song is exactly what diehard fans come to expect from these metal titans.
The Obsidian Conspiracy is set for June 8th North American release and you can now access a slew of specially priced album and exclusive t-shirt pre-order bundles at the link below.
One always says that you can’t rush greatness or perfection, and this couldn’t be more true in the case of metal titans Nevermore, who last released the highly acclaimed This Godless Endeavor in 2005. The Seattle quartet have triumphantly returned with the much anticipated new full-length release, The Obsidian Conspiracy, which is what could be their most impressive offering of their illustrious decade plus, heralded career. The album’s scathing title track can be heard now exclusively at MetalSucks
MetalSucks and Nevermore also teamed up on the “Create Your Own Conspiracy” contest to give one lucky fan the opportunity to perform on stage with NEVERMORE. Click the link below to see all of the video submissions. The band will choose the winner soon.
NEVERMORE have triumphantly returned with the much anticipated new full-length release, The Obsidian Conspiracy, which is what could be their most impressive offering of their illustrious decade plus, heralded career. A new video featuring audio clips spanning the entire new album can now be accessed at the link below.
The Obsidian Conspiracy is set for June 8th North American release and May 31st European release.