In a recent interview with Kerrang! magazine, Slipknot percussionist Shawn “Clown” Crahan stated that the band will be recording another album: “No one will push it, because it’s going to be a big one. It’ll be closer to ‘Iowa’, but it’ll be sadder and crazier. And really thought provoking, it could even be conceptual. We’re still taking some time to reflect on our brother [Paul Gray]. Everybody needs to be collecting thoughts so they can get it out and no one has really had time to collect thoughts yet. But we’re the fucking ‘KNOT. And when we come out, you’ll know your band is done.”
However, singer Corey Taylor has many times said that he is unsure if the band will record another album. In fact, speaking to the same magazine in August, Taylor said, “It’s still too soon. At least that’s how I feel. I’m not ready to make a Slipknot album.”
Guys, no offense, but you all need to get your story straight within your own camp before releasing conflicting stories. I’m all for a new Slipknot album but I need to see every member have the same energy and conviction as the other. Take your time, collect your thoughts, grieve, do what you need to do. Then come back and show me what you all can do. I know you’ve got it in you.
Nightwish have announced January 10th, 2012 as the release date for their upcoming album Imaginaerum. It’s their first new release since 2007′s Dark Passion Play, their first album with new singer Anette Olzon. This new album is going to also be the soundtrack to a feature film with the same name.
Keyboardist/songwriter Tuomas Holopainen states, “It was important from the very beginning that the album would work as its own individual piece of art, as well. It is a thematic album about life itself, about imagination, love, goodness and beauty, with a touch of darkness and melancholy, which are strongly included in all of those things mentioned.”
Check after the jump for news about Orphaned Land, White Willow, and New Medicine.
Australian metalcore act The Amity Affliction have released a video for Youngbloods, the title track off their latest album, which came out last year. The album nearly won Australia’s Best Hard Rock/Heavy Metal award at the 2010 ARIA (Australian Recording Industry Association) Music Awards. The video is a pretty standard metalcore video with shots of the band performing in front of a crowd mixed in with shots of skateboarders.
Can someone please explain to me why metalcore and skateboarding seem to go hand-in-hand so often?
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.
On November 1st, Slipknot will be releasing a 10th anniversary edition of Iowa, their second full-length album. The reissue will be 2 CDs and 1 DVD. The first disc is the original album with an additional track, a remix of My Plague. The second disc is the audio from the Disasterpieces live DVD. The DVD features a one hour film directed by Clown, which has all new interviews and never-before-seen footage. Also on the DVD are four music videos.
You can check out all the track list information after the jump.
If there is one thing I’ve noticed about you BD Music readers, it’s that you’re big fans of DevilDriver. I’m in 100% agreement as the band kicks all sorts of ass! Well, don’t think I don’t pay attention to you all because BD Music has just scored the exclusive premiere of the new DevilDriver lyric video for You Make Me Sick! Looking like it belongs during the opening credits of Se7en, this video oozes grime, filth and violence, much like the song itself.
Self-proclaimed “spooky metal” band Coal Chamber is reuniting for several Soundwave dates in Australia. According to singer Dez Fafara, who also fronts Devildriver, this will be your only chance to see the reunited band play live again.
Check after the jump for quotes from Dez Fafara, drummer Mike Cox, and guitarist Meegs Rascón.
Around for nearly 20 years, Machine Head have been tearing up the metal scene and have earned themselves a place amongst the titans of metal. Their dedication, progression, and consistently intense albums make for a metal band that well deserves the communities respect and admiration. Now, with their 7th studio album, Unto The Locust, Machine Head is again treading into new territories to deliver a metal album that shocks and awes the listener with its intensity and ferocity. However, have they succeeded or fallen flat? Check after the jump for the answer.
Opeth have released a video for The Devil’s Orchard, which comes off their latest album, Heritage (review here). The video is, in my opinion, a masterpiece and represents the song perfectly. It has a wonderful mixture of grindhouse and giallo with a touch of, believe it or not, Disney’s Fantasia (the Night On Bald Mountain segment). A visual treat for any horror fan, I cannot recommend watching this video highly enough. Check it out after the jump and enjoy!
Dream Theater have released an official video for On The Backs Of Angels, which comes off their newly released album A Dramatic Turn Of Events. This is the first music video that features new drummer Mike Mangini and boy oh boy is his drumkit large! I don’t think he went the double-throne route that Portnoy went. Rather, he built his kit upwards. It’s very reminiscent of Terry Bozzio’s set up. Aside from that, the video is a mixture of the band projected onto skyscrapers, cogs turning, and live shots. Check it out after the jump!
A new Opeth album is always a mini holiday for me. When Ghost Reveries came out, I was at the store when they opened, put the CD in my car and I only stopped listening to it when I had to move it from my car stereo to my computer, whereupon I continued to blast it for the rest of the day. Honestly, I don’t think there is a Opeth song that I haven’t heard at least ten times. So hopefully by now you can understand my excitement and, also, my apprehension upon listening to Heritage. After all, it’s not that I built myself up specifically for this album. Rather, I have built myself up to the idea of Opeth for years, since I first started listening to them. So how does Heritage measure up to my expectations? Find out after the jump.
It’s almost Nov. 1st, the release date for Megadeth‘s 13th studio album TH1RT3EN! I don’t know about you all, but I’m pretty excited to hear some new tunes from these thrash legends. So, I got kinda excited when the band revealed not only the official album artwork and the track list, but they’ve also got a studio quality stream of their new song Public Enemy No. 1 on their official website.
Below is the artwork and you can see the track list after the jump.
Prog-metal giants Dream Theater have personally invited prog/djent metal band Periphery to open up for them on two dates: Oct. 15th in Albany, NY and Oct. 16th in Philadelphia, PA. Dream Theater will be touring in support of their upcoming album, A Dramatic Turn Of Events.
Periphery guitarist Misha Mansoor states: “To say that the chance for PERIPHERY to open for Dream Theater is a dream come true would be a gross understatement. Dream Theater has been one of my favorite bands for about as long as I can remember. I started taking guitar seriously and bought my first 7 string because of John Petrucci. If it weren’t for Dream Theater, PERIPHERY simply would not exist. I can’t express in words just how excited we are for the opportunity to share the stage with them.”
Mastodon just uploaded a new song, Spectrelight, to the Roadrunner Records Germany YouTube page. The song comes off their upcoming album, The Hunter, which comes out Sept. 27th. You can check out Spectrelight after the jump while below is another new song, Curl of the Burl.
Below you can check out a lyric video from Theory Of A Deadman for their new song Bitch Came Back. Normally not my style of music, I relate so much to this song that I have to love it! C’mon guys, who can admit that this song speaks directly to them!
Dream Theater must feel like they’ve got a lot to prove ever since they added in Mike Mangini as the new drummer. That’s the only explanation I can come up with as to why they’ve been putting out so many different song snippets (On The Backs Of Angels and Bridges In The Sky). However, this new song snippet, which comes from Breaking All Illusions, really has me hooked. It sounds like old Dream Theater, the kind that I used to love listening to over and over again.
Check out the snippet after the jump and make sure to pre-order your copy of A Dramatic Turn Of Events.
Megadeth have made it official: TH1RT3EN, their 13th studio album, will be released on Nov. 1st! The new album features 13 blistering tracks from the thrash metal legends and will be the first album with bassist David Ellefson recorded since 2002′s Rude Awakening.
Dave Mustaine says “This record is the culmination of my work over the 13 records I recorded. There are moments on TH1RT3EN that capture my every emotion, and other moments where I am releasing feelings I never knew existed! My proudest moments of my musical career are captured on TH1RT3EN.”
Having just seen the guys this past Saturday at the Detroit Rockstar Mayhem Energy Fest, I’m really looking forward to the new album! The guys rocked a new song called Public Enemy No. 1 and it had all the markings of a classic Megadeth track. Check out a live version after the jump.
A few weeks ago, Dream Theater streamed On The Backs Of Angels, a song off the upcoming album A Dramatic Turn Of Events to quell any fears that new drummer Mike Mangini wasn’t able to match Mike Portnoy’s speed, creativity, and finesse. Personally, I think the track proved it beyond a shadow of a doubt. Well, for those of you that still have lingering doubts, DT has released a snippet of a new song, Bridges In The Sky, which you can stream HERE (thanks for not allowing me to embed it YouTube….punk…).
Below is On The Backs Of Angels, for those of you who might’ve missed it.
I probably cannot put into words just how much I love Opeth. They are easily in my top 5 bands and a band that I can enjoy listening to at just about any time. So with a new album, Heritage, on the way, I’m constantly shifting in my seat in anticipation to hear what it sounds like, especially considering the progression the band has gone through in the last three albums. Well, that want has been answered as Stereogum is streaming The Devil’s Orchard, the second track on the album.
Personally, I find myself slightly dubious. I think it’s a fantastic track but it is definitely not what I was expecting. However, I’m keeping my hopes up because I think hearing this song in relation to the entire album will make a world of difference.
You can head to the above link to hear it or just head after the jump.
Dream Theater is set to prove to people that they can still bring it, even after the mess of Mike Portnoy quitting and the American Idol-esque drum search they conducted, ending in Mike Mangini being named as the new drummer. After the jump, you can hear On The Backs Of Angels, the first single off the upcoming album A Dramatic Turn Of Events, which was streamed on Roadrunner Records YouTube page.
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.
Metal band Trivium have announced August 9th as the release date for their upcoming album, In Water. They’ve also just released a video for the title track, which you can check after the jump. Personally, I think it’s got some beautiful visuals even though not much is going on. What do you guys think?