Legendary heavy metal band Black Sabbath will be premiering their first single “End Of The Beginning” on…CSI? Yup! Apparently the band was interested in premiering their track on the hit CBS show and executive producer Don McGill readily agreed. The band will be featured on the show as a concert performance attended by several of the show’s characters.
“When we first heard that Black Sabbath was interested in premiering a song on CSI from their first studio album in 35 years, we were all really excited. So many of us are longtime fans,” says McGill.
Black Sabbath will be releasing their new album 13 on June 11th. READ MORE
Thrash metal legends Megadeth have released a sample of a new song entitled “Don’t Turn Your Back”, which comes from their upcoming album Super Collider (out June 4th). The song clip and album cover were revealed by playing a simple memory game here. You can listen to the sample and see the cover below.
It was recently announced that Disturbed/Device frontman David Draiman would be guest appearing on Super Collider. More information can be found here. READ MORE
Update: The album is not streaming but is available for purchase, including an immediate download. The physical copy will be shipped out starting Feb. 22nd. You can purchase it here.
Also, the album was recorded and mastered completely in analog. There was not digital processing whatsoever.
Irish noise rock band My Bloody Valentine has finally released the long-awaited follow up to 1991′s Loveless. The album is available to stream on their official website although it should be noted that, as of this writing, the website is down due to incredible strain on the site’s servers. The moment we see a change, we will update with all information. READ MORE
Grunge rockers Alice In Chains have released a sci-fi/horror themed video for “Hollow”, the new single from their as-of-yet-untitled album, which is due out in Spring. The video shows a sole man conducting scientific experiments on a space station over a long time. As the months pass, the man becomes more and more agitated, both mentally and physically. Check it out below.
Alice in Chains landed on my Most Anticipated Albums of 2013. Check it out here. READ MORE
Alice In Chains are gearing up to release the follow-up to 2009′s Black Gives Way To Blue. Their upcoming album is as-of-yet-untitled and has an unspecified early 2013 release date. To hype up the release, the band is going to be unleashing a new song entitled “Hollow” on Dec. 18th. However, if you want to hear a snippet, you can head to Amazon and click on the little ‘Play’ button next to the song.
I checked it out and it’s everything I could’ve wanted. It sounds like pure Alice In Chains and it has only increased my hopes and dreams for the next album. I can’t wait to hear it! READ MORE
In a recent interview with Uppsala Student Radio 98.9, Opeth mainman Mikael Akerfeldt briefly described two new songs that are being written for the followup to 2011′s Heritage (review). He says that the first song is rather miserable yet beautiful. But the real interesting part is that he describes the second track as being heavily influenced by Italian prog rock band Goblin, who scored many of Dario Argento’s films, including the fantastic Suspiria.
Akerfeldt stated, “I have one new song, which I really like, a new song. It’s the most miserable song I ever wrote, and it’s beautiful, I think. And then I have a song that we jammed, actually, on tour. I came up with a little lick and became a bit of a director and just told everyone to play this and that, and we started jamming on something. And it sounded, immediately from the beginning, which was also my idea, it sounded like the band Goblin, if you heard them, the Italian band. So it’s a crazy riff, a GOBLIN rip-off, and the song is called “Goblin”, which is a good title, I think. And we’re gonna record it. I’m not sure if that will be too much of a fucked up song to be on the record, because there will definitely only be one song ever we do that is gonna sound like that. So maybe it’ll just be some extra thing that we have. But it’s really good; I love it. But then again, it’s just because of the closeness to Goblin.”
You can watch footage of Akerfeldt describing the music below. READ MORE
In a radio interview with Vancouver’s 99.3 The Fox, Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich revealed that the band has plans to enter the studio to begin writing and recording the follow-up to 2008′s Death Magnetic this September. However, busy plans will make the process take a little longer than normal. For instance, the band was very busy putting together to two-day Orion Music + More festival that occurred just a few weeks ago. Due to the success of the inaugural year, the band will be bringing the festival back next year, which requires a lot of planning and orchestration.
Then there is the 3D Metallica movie, which is being helmed by Predators director Nimród Antal. The concert footage will be shot Aug. 24th and 25th on a massive 140′x50′ stage. According to Ulrich, the stage will have, “colossal components and striking visual elements spanning Metallica’s entire 30-year career.” The rest of the film will be shot in the two to three weeks that will follow these shows.
So what does all of this mean for the release date of the next Metallica album? Find out below! READ MORE
For the past few weeks, Swedish melodic metal band Katatonia have been posting studio updates for their new as-of-yet-untitled album, the follow-up to 2009′s fantastic Night Is The New Day. Well, earlier today, they updated their Facebook cover photo to the image you see above, suggesting that the new album has a tentative release date for this September. If this is true, consider me super excited. I still blast NITND in my car and have been a fan of the band since Viva Emptiness. Any new Katatonia music is always a good thing in my eyes.
Update: Yes, this was an April Fool’s joke.
Bloody-Disgusting is thrilled to be the first to let you know the new title of Metallica‘s upcoming album AND who the new producer is going to be! Check below for the exclusive details.
has announced that they will be debuting Burn It Down
, the first single off their upcoming, as-of-yet untitled new album, on April 16th. The band will also be releasing snippets of the song in the next few weeks on their website
. I’m actually really excited to hear it because I’ve heard that they are going back to an older, more aggressive style. Fingers crossed!
Below is a video of Mike Shinoda announcing this information from the set of the music video shoot. Is it just me or does the background look like something out of Alien? There are some SERIOUS Giger vibes going on!
Vic Firth has uploaded a three-part video interview with Tool drummer Danny Carey. In this interview, Carey discusses the songwriting of the band, his drumkit, his signature sticks, and more. He also drops a little nugget that he hopes the band will be entering the studio in June or July to begin the tracking process for the next Tool record. If that’s the case, don’t expect the album to be released until winter or even possibly spring 2013.
You can watch the interview below.
Hailing from Trenton, New Jersey, Beyond Dishonor is an unsigned five-piece metal band that is making big waves on the East Coast. Combining prog-metal, metalcore, and deathcore (so many genres!), these guys have been around for five years, have two albums under their belt, and are now gearing up to enter the studio this summer and record a new EP, tentatively titled This Is MADNESS. The band has also locked down several tour dates in Spring, which you can check below.
For a good laugh, I HIGHLY recommend you check out their video cover of Michael Jackson‘s Beat It below. It got more than one or two chuckles out of me.
Prog-metal/djent band Periphery
have released Passenger
, the first single from their upcoming album (as of yet unnamed and with no defined release date). The song is actually a rerecording of the Haunted Shores
song of the same name. You can snag the song on iTunes
All told, I’m not a fan of the new mix. The snare not only pops out of the mix a bit too strongly but it is also EQ-ed to a point where it sounds a bit piercing. The bass drum also has an incredibly similar tone to Meshuggah‘s Bleed. Still, as for the song itself, I’m enjoying it! It has a great mix of heaviness and melody and the chorus is ridiculously catchy. Check it out below.
Okay, I’m going on record here: I cannot stand Green Day. I bought Dookie on cassette when I was young and played the hell out of that. Great album, no doubt. Since then? Cannot stand them at all. They come on the radio and while my hand desperately seeks the tuner dial, my ears begin bleeding profusely.
That being said, I know that many of you are fans and I strive to deliver what my readers want. So, below you can check out a short clip of the band as they enter the studio to record their next album. Don’t expect too much, but if you’re a fan, I’m sure it’ll tickle your fancy.
Garbage has just announced that they will be self releasing their upcoming album through STUNVOLUME, a new record label that they just started. The label has licensing deals worldwide, so fans all around the world will be able to get their hands on the new album, which comes out this spring. This will be the band’s fifth studio album and their first in seven years. It will be produced by the band and mixed by Butch Vig and engineer Billy Bush.
I, for one, can’t f*cking wait for this album. I’m a huge Garbage fan and I’ve been itching for a new album. Who’s with me?
Lately, what we’ve been hearing from the Marilyn Manson camp is basically news about how Ginger Fish left and replaced Joey Jordison in Rob Zombie. Just so you know, Chris Vrenna (ex-Nine Inch Nails, composer of American McGee’s Alice) is now the drummer for Marilyn Manson. Okay, back to the topic at hand. Marilyn Manson posted on his Facebook a short video entitled “I Am Among No One (excerpt from an undisclosed song with an unreleased title)”. It’s a bit of a mouthful, eh? Check out the snippet after the jump and let me know what you think. READ MORE
Cradle of Filth guitarist Paul Allender had this to say about the band’s new album, “I’m about half way through writing the material [for the new CRADLE OF FILTH album] and it’s turning out just the way I wanted it. I’ve mentioned to a few people that it’s a lot faster and heavier than [2008's 'Godspeed On The Devil's Thunder']. Well, to be honest, the new material has been taken up quite a few gears.”
I’ve never been a huge fan, but I thought their last album ‘Godspeed on the Devil’s Thunder’ (2008), seemed quite a bit faster than what I remember hearing before so it’ll be interesting to see how this turns out. On a side note, I just saw that the PRS SE Paul Allender Model guitar is now available in a pretty sweet looking Emerald Green… just in case you wanted to buy me an early Christmas present. Check it out here. READ MORE
No better way to let people down than to hype them up first, Bullet For My Valentine is promising their ‘finest album to date’ which is expected to see a release first half of 2010.
“We are almost in the final stages of recording. It has been another long road but it’s been this long for a reason! There have been many obstacles along the way, lots of hard work and long hours in the studio. However, we think that we will produce Bullet For My Valentine’s finest album to date!!!”
“We have written lots of material and we have narrowed down these songs to what we think are the best of the bunch! There are eight tracks recorded and finished so far, from some of the best stuff we’ve ever written. They have all the qualities that you would expect from Bullet but with ’something’ else. A twist! We are all blown away so far with how everything is going. Don Gilmore is an incredible producer and has really helped us develop our sound.
“We do apologize for how long the album is taking but we need this to be right, and we certainly don’t want to rush things and spoil it for your guys. We will get the album out as soon as possible. We will hit the road as soon as possible, and we will see all you crazy fuckers as soon as possible!” READ MORE