John 5, guitarist of Rob Zombie, will be releasing a new solo album entitled God Told Me To on April 10th. The all-instrumental album will have ten tracks, five of which are being described as acoustic and the other five being heavy rock. Included will also be a cover of Michael Jackson‘s Beat It. The album artwork was painted by Rob Zombie. Above is a teaser and below is the full deal as well as his cover of ‘Beat It’.
Happy Groundhog Day! It’s already been reported that we’ve got another six weeks of winter. However, if winter stays like it’s been so far, I’m kinda okay with that. But in any case, here’s some Primus for you to celebrate the holiday:
Ah, 1984, the year I was born in. The year that the Apple Macintosh came out. A year that has become synonymous with dystopian society. It was also the year that Van Halen’s iconic album 1984 came out. While the sixth studio album was a departure from their recognized sound, many critics lauded the album and its exciting foray into new territory. It would also be the last album the band recorded with vocalist David Lee Roth (until this years A Different Kind Of Truth). But does this album still have the same punch as it did nearly three decades ago? Or has age worn this beast down? READ MORE
Update: Sorry for labeling this ‘The Cure’. My bad!
British rock band The Cult will release Choice Of Weapon on May 22nd, 2012 via their Cooking Vinyl record label. The 10-track album was produced by Chris Goss (Kyuss, Queens Of The Stone Age) and Bob Rock (Metallica). To give fans a taste of what to expect, the band is offering a free download of the track Lucifer, which you can sign up for below. Also below is the album artwork and full tracklist.
Having listened to the track a few times already, I can say that it’s not bad! I’m digging on the “raw” vibe going on. Definitely worth checking out.
Garbage has set Not Your Kind Of People as the title for their upcoming record and a release date has been confirmed for May 15th, 2012. The album will be released via their own record label, STUNVOLUME. On top of this, the band has set a few European and Asian headlining tour dates and some European festival appearances. The band confirms that US tour dates are in the works. Check below for video footage of the band discussing the new album as well as the tour dates.
“Working with Garbage again was very instinctual,” said guitarist/keyboardist Duke Erikson. “Like getting on a bicycle…with three other people. We haven’t felt this good about a Garbage record since the last one!”
“Thinking about going back on the road is both thrilling and terrifying in equal measure,” said vocalist Shirley Manson. “………but we’ve always enjoyed a little pain mixed in with our pleasure.”
BD Music got the chance to interview bassist Joe Pitter of hard rock band Evans Blue to discuss their upcoming album, Graveyard Of Empires, as well as Joe’s take on SOPA/PIPA and his love of The Walking Dead. Check out the exclusive interview below.
The band has released two singles from the album: This Time It’s Different (iTunes) and Halo (iTunes). The full album drops April 17th, 2012.
Have you ever gotten out of a horror movie and were just so unnerved or scared that you needed to find something to take your mind away from that place? Valora‘s Syd Duran has. Luckily for us, she’s decided to share her secret: music! She has supplied BD Music with a list of her 10 songs that she listens to after being scared shitless. So, next time you’re afraid to up the stairs or into the dark, pop on one of these bad boys and let your fears melt away!
Valora’s debut album, I Waited For You, will be coming out April 3rd, 2012. You can buy the title track on iTunes.
YouTube user Isonine (Facebook) has created another amazing metal/pop mashup. This time he has taken Lamb Of God‘s Redneck and mashed it headfirst into Kesha‘s Tik Tok. End result? Probably the danciest metal song I’ve heard in a while. Check it out below and get ready to shake that rump. READ MORE
Southern rock band Maylene And The Sons Of Disaster have released a video for Open Your Eyes, which comes off their latest album IV. The video stars cult acting legend Danny Trejo as a man with some rather sinister intentions. However, what awaits him is definitely NOT what he expected.
IV came out Sept. 27th, 2011 through Ferret Music.
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?
If you aren’t seeing Underworld: Awakening tonight and are pissed off about that, here’s a video to tide you over that features footage not seen in the trailers. The song is called Heavy Prey and is performed by Filter‘s Gene Lenardo with Flyleaf‘s Lacey Sturm on vocals. It’s definitely a good fit for the movie and the visuals match the aesthetics of the film.
Adrenaline Mob, the supergroup made up of Mike Portnoy (ex-Dream Theater), Russ Allen (Symphony X), and Mike Orlando, has announced a release date of Mar. 13th, 2012 for their debut full length album Omerta. The album will feature 11 tracks, including a cover of Duran Duran‘s Come Undone, which features guest vocals from Lizzy Hale of Halestorm. The band has also released a performance video of their current single, Undaunted, which you can check below.
Ten years ago, Andrew W.K.‘s I Get Wet was released and suddenly he was everywhere. Seriously, I remember hearing him on the radio, hearing about him performing on late-night talk shows, being on movie soundtracks, etc, etc, etc… But I was kind of proud because the guy and I went to the same high school, albeit the fact that I missed actually going to school with him by two years or something like that. But no matter, it was still kind of awesome.
Now, Andrew W.K. has announced that he will be doing an anniversary tour, where he will be performing the entire I Get Wet album at each show! Check below for tour dates.
Hollywood Waste Records artist Vampires Everywhere! have announced that they are entering the studio to record their second album, the follow up to last year’s Kiss The Sun Goodbye. The band aims to release the album around the start of the Van’s Warped Tour and state that there will be NO autotune on this record.
I’m all for bands that like to mix genres and have fun. As a matter of fact, I really look forward to hearing these artists, as I’m interested in knowing what rules they like to bend and which ones they decide need to broken entirely. Such is the case with Black Taxi, an indie rock band who must’ve left their hearts in the 80’s. Filled with reggae and funk mixed with infectious danceable moments, We Don’t Know Any Better aims to have you tapping your foot, nodding your head, bouncing your leg…hell, they’d be thrilled to have you get up and dance! But do they pull it off as much as they hope?
If you’ve ever thought about bands that tour constantly, you probably ask yourself what they do when they’re on the road, right? I mean, they only play for an hour, maybe two a night. So what is the rest of the day filled with? Well, Candlelight Red are opening up about one of their favorite past times: horror-themed video games! Below you can check out their Top 10 Horror-Themed Video Games, which includes some of my personal favorites! Good picks guys!
Candlelight Red released their debut album, The Wreckage, last September. Their current single Closer flirted with the Top 40 on the active hard rock chart.
Alright, my initial enjoyment of Nickelback‘s When We Stand Together has pretty much completely worn off. No more shame and guilt here (at least not from this situation). But then these Canuck bastards put together a tour with two bands that I genuinely enjoy: Bush and Seether. My Darkest Day? I can probably count the number of their songs I’ve heard on one hand. If the line-up is anything like I imagine (My Darkest Day–>Seether–>Bush–>Nickelback), then I’ll show up late and leave after Bush. Good concert right there!
Tickets will be available in the next few weeks. VIP packages can be purchased here. Check below for the tour dates.
With the release of Underworld: Awakening fast approaching, hype is also building around the soundtrack, which features such artists as Black Light Burns, and William Control, as well remixes of Evanescence, Linkin Park, The Cure, and more. So, for those of you who are on pins and needles wondering how certain songs are going to sound, there is now a preview that features 30 seconds of each song below. Check it out and leave your thoughts!
Van Halen have released Tattoo, the first single from their upcoming album A Different Kind Of Truth, which comes out Feb. 7th. You can check out the official video below. Problem is, the song kinda sucks. No, scratch that. It really sucks. Even if you took out the poorly synced video, the fact that it looks like David Lee Roth keeps forgetting his lines, and the “we’re gonna shoot in black and white for the sake of looking artistic even though NOTHING ARTISTIC IS HAPPENING” look, the song is just plain boring. There is no spice or pizazz. There is no excitement. It’s just a generic rock song that is destined to go in one ear and out the other. Honestly, even though I listened to it just a few minutes ago, I’ve already forgotten the melodies.
Check it out below and, if for some reason you still feel so inclined, you can preorder the album on iTunes.
The official lineup for the 2012 Coachella music festival has been unveiled and I can safely say that I have absolutely no interest in it whatsoever. Let me tell you which bands I’d like to see: Radiohead, At The Drive-In…and I’m done. There are honestly no other acts that would make me even consider heading out.
The festival will happen the weekend of April 13th as well as again on the weekend of April 20th. Tickets will go on sale this Friday at 10am PST on the official site (which is currently down due to a massive surge of Internet-goers). The minimum option is a three-day pass for $285 while the VIP treatment will set you back $665. For those of you who travel, the smartest option is the general pass that includes a hotel shuttle, which goes for $335. All of these prices are before convenience charges set in, so expect to tack on another eight bazillion dollars for that (I’m joking…but only a little bit. Am I right???).
Maybe it’s because music festivals have never been my thing, but I just cannot fathom the idea of standing in a sweaty, muddy, nasty, smelly crowd for three days while being aurally blasted by band after band. Wow…did I just make that sound like some perverted Japanese porno or what?
Mike Patton, the enigmatic frontman behind Faith No More, Mr. Bungle, Tomahawk, and more, has been tapped by writer/director Derek Cianfrance to score the upcoming crime thriller/drama The Place Beyond The Pines.
Starring Ryan Gosling, Bradley Cooper, Rose Byrne, Eva Mendes, Ray Liotta, and more, the story revolves around a motorcycle stunt rider (Gosling) who considers committing a crime in order to provide for his newborn child, an act that puts him on a collision course with a cop-turned-politician (Cooper). The film apparently has a release date of Sept. 26th, 2012 in France, but only an ambiguous 2012 release date for the US.
Patton scored Crank 2: High Voltage and The Solitude Of Prime Numbers as well as providing voicework for The Darkness and Left 4 Dead.
Patton is also hard at work on another Tomahawk record, which has a tentative release date for late summer.
Van Halen have announced a full North American tour in support of their upcoming album A Different Kind Of Truth. The album is heavily rumored to be dropping on Feb. 7th, as suggested by the image above, and will be the first studio album to feature David Lee Roth since their iconic 1984 album. The first single/video for Tattoo will be coming out next week. Kool & The Gang will open on select dates, although those have yet to be announced. The massive tour schedule can be seen below.
Just over a week ago, the ever insane and entertaining Primus played in front of a sold out crowd in the historic Michigan Theater in downtown Ann Arbor, MI, home of the Michigan Wolverines (Go Blue!). Standing in front of over 1,700 people, Les Claypool, Larry LaLonde, and Jay Lane provided nearly three hours of music, visuals, and more.