Legendary thrash metal band Slayer has announced that they will be re-releasing each of their nine studio albums as well as their 1991 live album Decade Of Aggression on 180-gram vinyl. Each album is available individually and was remastered from the original analog flat master tapes. Also, 500 unmarked copies will feature blood red colored vinyl randomly inserted and sold in stores.
Long-time Slayer producer Rick Rubin states, “Slayer defines speed metal and these albums define Slayer. Listen at your own risk.”
Slayer is currently on tour with Gojira and 4ARM. All dates are below. READ MORE
Earlier today we reported that Detroit rapper Eminem had announced that he will be releasing his new album Marshall Mathers LP 2 on November 5th. Now, the first single from the upcoming album, “Berzerker”, has been released and is available to stream. Head on down to listen to the track.
Marshall Mathers LP 2 is produced by Dr. Dre and Rick Rubin. READ MORE
Detroit rapper Eminem has announced that he will be releasing a new album entitled Marshall Mathers LP 2 on November 5th. The album will be produced by both Dr. Dre and Rick Rubin (Metallica, Slayer). Two mini-trailers can be seen below and a new single “Berzerker” will be released tomorrow.
Eminem’s last album was 2010′s Recovery. The original Marshall Mathers LP was released in 2000. READ MORE
When it was announced that the legendary Black Sabbath was reuniting and would be releasing a new album, the music world rejoiced. The very thought of Ozzy Osbourne, Geezer Butler, Tony Iommi, and Bill Ward all joining each other in the studio to record new music was something that had seemed, for ages, an impossibility. After all, if 35 years since Never Say Die! wasn’t enough to make this seem like a myth, surely the age of each member was enough to be the final nail in the coffin. But no, the band dismissed all, stuck their devil horns in the air, and proclaimed, “We once said ‘never say die’ and we fucking meant it!”
Then came Iommi’s lymphoma and the departure of Bill Ward. Suddenly the fate of the album was cast into doubt and no one knew for certain if it was ever going to see the light of day. Then came the questions of, “Was it even necessary?” But the group stuck to their guns and enlisted the aid of Rage Against The Machine drummer Brad Wilk to record all percussion. The album moved forward under the guidance of renowned producer Rick Rubin and 13 was born.
Now, today, the album is available for the world to hear. Have the pioneers of heavy metal been able to deliver yet another album that inspires millions of aspiring musicians or has age tamed these once wild beasts? Find out below. READ MORE
Legendary heavy metal band Black Sabbath has released an official music video for the new single “God Is Dead?”, which comes from the band’s new studio album 13 (out tomorrow). The video mixes classic performance of the band with new, heavily effected scenes that call to mind John Carpenter’s They Live mixed with global despair. It’s a video that is very applicable in that it calls to mind the Occupy movements as well the riots and revolutions that are occurring around the world. Check it out below. READ MORE
Black Sabbath, the originators of heavy black metal, have made their new album 13 available for streaming via iTunes. Simply open up iTunes, go to the iTunes store, and click on the big Black Sabbath banner. Also, make sure to pre-order the album here.
Produced by Rick Rubin, 13 is the first Sabbath album since 1978′s Never Say Die 35 years ago to feature original singer Ozzy Osbourne. He is joined by original guitarist Tony Iommi and original bassist Geezer Butler. The group had a very public falling out with original drummer Bill Ward which included public letters and statements from both parties. Drummer Brad Wilk (Rage Against The Machine, Audioslave) filled in for drum duties.
I’m listening to the album right now and loving it so far. It’s a throwback to a time when metal was sinister, heavy, and didn’t rely upon shredding or insanely fast rhythms to elicit head banging. READ MORE
Heavy metal icons Black Sabbath have released another in-studio video that shows Ozzy Osbourne, Tony Iommi, and Geezer Butler discussing what it’s like working together again. Producer Rick Rubin and recording drummer Brad Wilk (Rage Against The Machine) also chime in on what it’s like working with the three legends. You can watch the video below.
Black Sabbath is currently gearing up for the release of their new studio album 13, which comes out June 11th. You can pre-order the album here. READ MORE
British heavy metal band Black Sabbath have unveiled the album artwork for their upcoming album 13, which comes out June 11th. The band has also released a short teaser of new music, which you can hear below. 13 is produced by Rick Rubin and features Brad Wilk (Rage Against The Machine) on drums.
Pre-orders for 13 can be found here. READ MORE
British heavy metal band Black Sabbath have uploaded a new studio update video that includes interviews with members Ozzy Osbourne and Geezer Butler as well as drummer Brad Wilk (Rage Against The Machine) and producer Rick Rubin. Also included in the video are snippets of new songs, which come from the band’s upcoming album 13, the first studio record with Ozzy since 1978′s Never Say Die. Head on below to see the video.
Pre-orders for the new album can be found here. The album will be released June 11th. READ MORE
NWOBHM pioneers Black Sabbath have released a video showing the band in the studio recording their new album. It is the first Black Sabbath album with Ozzy Osbourne on vocals since 1978′s Never Say Die!. The recording lineup features original guitarist Tony Iommi and original bassist Geezer Butler with Rage Against The Machine drummer Brad Wilk recording as a session musician. The album is being produced by Rick Rubin (Metallica, Slayer) and will be released this year.
The video plays off almost like a mini-documentary with interviews from each of the members (sans Wilk). They all detail what this album means to them, with Osbourne stating, “This Black Sabbath album is quite possibly the most important album of my career.
You can watch it below. READ MORE
SiriusXM Liquid Metal DJ Jose Mangin was recently able to head into Shangri La Studios in Malibu, CA to catch up with Black Sabbath on their upcoming album, which will be the first studio release from them in over 33 years. It has been confirmed that the band has written 15 songs, 12 of which will appear on the final record (the other three will most likely be used as deluxe edition bonus tracks). One song title has been confirmed as “God Is Dead” (Really? Really??).
The guitars (and most likely drums) were laid down earlier this year in England, allowing singer Ozzy Osbourne and bassist Geezer Butler to record their parts in five-song increments with producer Rick Rubin. Butler is currently writing lyrics while Ozzy is laying down vocals.
Alright Sabbath fans, what are your thoughts? Are you excited for a new Black Sabbath album or do you think 33 years is too long for the magic to still be there? READ MORE
After three years Linkin Park will release the follow up to 2007′s “Minutes To Midnight” with their fourth full length “A Thousand Suns” which will be released through Warner Bros. on September 13. The first single “The Catalyst” will hit radio stations in early August. The album was produced by Rick Rubin (Slayer, Beastie Boys) and Mike Shinoda.
Read past the break for the track listing as well as the video for “New Divide”!