To all of my women readers who want to see badass females in metal, simply look no further than Los Angeles thrash metallers Huntress. Fronted by the beautiful, fierce Jill Janus, this band is a throwback to the days of ferocious and brutal speed. And right now they need your help. The band has launched an IndieGoGo page to raise funds for their upcoming trek on the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival, where they will be playing alongside such acts as Amon Amarth, Rob Zombie, Mastodon, Five Finger Death Punch, Machinehead, Children Of Bodom, and many more. Below is a small list of things the band is offering to those who pledge to their campaign.
Huntress will be releasing their new album Starbound Beast on July 2nd. Pre-orders can be found here. Audio samples of the entire album can be heard below.
Tour dates and tickets for the Mayhem fest can be found here. READ MORE
Female fronted heavy metal band Huntress have launched an IndieGoGo to raise funds for tour support during their stint on the Rockstar Energy Mayhem Festival. People who help fund their cause will see such incentives as signed albums, dirty pictures drawn by singer Jill Janus on drumheads, the prop sword used in the “Eight Of Swords” music video, and even a tour van. Head on over to their IndieGoGo page to contribute today.
Huntress will be releasing their new album Starbound Beast on July 2nd via Napalm Records. It is the follow up to 2012′s Spell Eater. Head here to listen to their song “I Want To Fuck You To Death”, which was co-written by Lemmy of Motorhead. READ MORE
Finnish metal band Children Of Bodom have released a lyric video for their new single “Transference”. The song comes from the band’s upcoming album Halo Of Blood, which will be released June 11th via Nuclear Blast Records (iTunes Pre-Order). You can watch the video below.
COB will also be embarking on this year’s Rockstar Energy Mayhem Festival. All tour dates can be found below. READ MORE
Hard rockers Motionless In White have released a lyric video for “America”, which comes off their Infamous album. A full music video will be released next month and was directed by Slipknot percussionist M. Shawn “Clown” Crahan. The video can be seen below.
The band has also announced that The Witch Was Right drummer Brandon Richter has joined their ranks. The band is currently on a tour with Asking Alexandria and will also be appearing on the 2013 Rockstar Energy Mayhem Festival. All tour dates can be found below. READ MORE
It’s the 20th episode of Aural Pleasures and we’re thrilled to actually have made it this long! Jonny and Bill are joined by Bill’s brother Dan for a roundtable discussion about everything under the sun, including Jurassic Park 3D, Evil Dead, Friday The 13th, and more.
The guys also chat some music, including the soundtracks to Halo 4 and Bioshock: Infinite as well as groups like Deftones and Rob Zombie‘s upcoming album Venomous Rat Regeneration Vendor. They also go over the upcoming Rockstar Energy Mayhem Festival and figure out which bands Bill is excited to see! (Hint: it’s not Five Finger Death Punch)
Also, keep your ears peeled back for a guest appearance from one of our favorite bands, Tool! All this and a whole lot more, so give it all a listen below! READ MORE
Finnish metal masters Children Of Bodom have set Halo Of Blood as the title for their upcoming eighth studio album. Featuring 10 tracks, the album was produced by Peter Tägtgren (Marduk, Amon Amarth) and is scheduled to be released June 11th via Nuclear Blast Records.
Guitarist/vocalist Alexi Laiho comments, “Halo Of Blood is the eighth studio album from Children of Bodom. Musically, we’ve kept it fresh and new while still maintaining the elements that make COB’s sound so recognizable. This new album has both the fastest and the slowest songs we’ve ever made and lyrically, there are themes we’ve never touched on before. Prepare yourselves for ten tracks of pure Nordic metal!”
Below you can find the album artwork and track listing. The band will also be appearing on the 2013 Rockstar Energy Mayhem Festival. All tour dates will be below. READ MORE
The sixth annual Rockstar Energy Mayhem festival lineup has been unveiled and I’m already beginning to lose my mind! The festival will be headlined by shock rocker/horror director Rob Zombie along with Five Finger Death Punch and will also see performances from Children Of Bodom, Machine Head, Behemoth, Job For A Cowboy, and many more.
Personally I’m very excited to see Rob Zombie again as well as get a first chance to see Behemoth, Amon Amarth, and Battlecross.
Tickets for the festival go on sale this Friday at 12pm local time. The full 26-date trek and lineup can be seen below.
Also below is a FFDP tour reel that features new music from the band’s upcoming summer release. The video features samples of the band’s new song “Here To Die”. READ MORE
The Rockstar Energy Mayhem Festival hasn’t yet announced their 2013 lineup but they have just released a list of tour dates, which you can see below. The festival will be making its way to Bango, ME and Austin, TX for the first time. Additional dates will be announced in the next few weeks. READ MORE
One of the biggest summer festivals in the US, the Rockstar Energy Mayhem Festival has been bringing quality metal from countries all over the world, from platinum selling artists to underground artists that deserve a chance, and all at a pretty damn good price. Honestly, I’m a huge fan of the tour because it’s usually got at least three or four bands that I love checking out live and would normally not get an opportunity to see on such a large scale.
As for this year’s lineup, nothing has been officially announced (although Polish death metal band Behemoth is almost certainly confirmed [source]). However, that isn’t stopping the tour from teasing their fans and building up anticipation. Below is a video that shows past years and what the festival looked like along with the announcement that the full lineup will be revealed on Mar. 18th. READ MORE
Alright Whitechapel fans, I hope you have June 19th circled on your calendar as that’s the date that their latest album comes out! The self-titled release features 10 tracks of brand new ferocious metal from the Knoxville, Tennessee band. In anticipation of this release, Bloody-Disgusting caught up with guitarist Zach Householder to learn a bit more about the new album, what the future plans for the band are, and what Zach’s thoughts are about horror. Check out the interview below.
You can pre-order Whitechapel here. The band will also be on the Rockstar Energy Mayhem Festival tour. Check out here for all information and tour dates. READ MORE
In a chat with Philm drummer Dave Lombardo, who also happens to be the drummer for Slayer, Metal Injection learned that there will be a new EP of Slayer songs coming out before the band hits the road on the Rockstar Energy Mayhem Festival. While there was no mention of how many tracks or the name, this is still awesome news for those who have been eagerly awaiting for new material since 2009′s World Painted Blood. Check out the interview below. READ MORE
At the 2012 NAMM convention, Ibanez Guitars representative Russ Rosenfeld might’ve just let the cat outta the bag. In a short video where he shows off one of the new Mick Thompson signature guitars, he states that Slipknot will be headlining the 2012 Rockstar Energy Mayhem Festival. While this is not confirmed in any way, shape, or form, it’s still something to think about considering how many of the band members have stated that there will be a tour in 2012. You can check out the video below.
Slipknot members Corey Taylor and M. Shawn Crahan have recently announced the opening of Living Breathing Films, a studio where they will produce horror/thriller/supernatural media for film and TV. You can check out all the info here
Just a few days ago, we at Bloody-Disgusting got to announce that Shannon Larking, drummer of Godsmack, will be reviewing the BD Selects films! He started out with YellowBrickRoad, and will be continuing with more as each film comes out. In anticipation of this, I caught up with Shannon to hear more about his love of horror, what he expects from future BD Selects films and also what’s going on in Godsmack! Check out all the details after the jump!
Today we bring you an exclusive interview with Chris Adler, drummer of the American Heavy Metal band Lamb of God! Fresh off their tour with the 2010 Rockstar Mayhem Festival, the guys are gearing up for South American dates as well as dates with Metallica overseas. They also just released a compilation called Hourglass, which you can order HERE! Check after the jump to read about new album news, how the Mayhem festival went, and how Chris thinks horror and metal are connected!
Today brings you the second to last in the Bloody-Disgusting Mayhem Festival Report series! Today brings you an exclusive interview with Wednesday 13 of Murderdolls! You can check the interview after the jump as well as Bloody-Disgusting’s exclusive premiere for the second trailer, ‘Summertime Suicides’, off the new album, ‘Women and Children Last’!
So here’s the third day of Bloody-Disgusting’s coverage of the 2010 Rockstar Energy Mayhem Festival! Today, we’re posting a video where I got the chance to do an exclusive interview with Jake Schultz, bassist of Norma Jean. Just a few months ago, Norma Jean released ‘Meridional’ (review HERE), which they’ve been touring in support of. The band will be doing a short U.K. tour. You can check out the tour dates at their Official MySpace.
Check after the jump for the video interview!
Bloody-Disgusting is proud to bring you yet another awesome exclusive interview! This time, we’ve got the beautiful, talented and, when she screams, intimidating Maria Brink of In This Moment telling us about the new album, ‘A Star Crossed Wasteland’, touring on the Rockstar Energy Mayhem Festival and, of course, about horror. She was also kind enough to record a personal message to YOU, the Bloody-Disgusting reader. Check it out below and make sure to enter our exclusive In This Moment contest where you could win a signed Schecter 5-string bass guitar or one of ten autographed copies of the new album!
has scored the exclusive video premiere
of the new Murderdolls video for ‘My Dark Place Alone’ off of their upcoming album, ‘Women and Children Last’, out this August. Check it out and make sure to leave a comment telling us what you think!
Joey Jordison is currently on tour as the drummer for Rob Zombie on the Rockstar Energy Mayhem Festival. Wednesday 13 is also on the road with them and they are both doing signings for fans at the Roadrunner Records music tent each day. If you go to the show, make sure to stop in and meet the guys!
Winds of Plague are busy decimating the weak across North America as part of the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival all summer long while continuing to write material for their much anticipated new album. Be sure to head over now to the group’s revamped MySpace
page to access a slew of new photos and view their complete summer touring itinerary.
Jonny (vocals) checks in with the following Mayhem Fest report: “The first three shows on Mayhem have been mind blowing. It has been nothing but huge turn outs and absolutely insane shows. The Mayhem crowd definitely knows how to fuck shit up. From Oompa Loompas to Jager girls and everything in between, the Mayhem experience is one of a kind and I strongly suggest a fan of any kind of heavy music to make it out to a show. We have been pretty busy out here but have managed to continue working on new material and immediately following the tour will enter the studio with Grammy Award winning producer Matt Hyde (Slayer, Hatebreed) to record our third release.
Winds of Plague acclaimed drumming sensation, Art Cruz, is currently a featured artist in Drum! Magazine’s latest issue on stands now and has partnered with their website to launch a series of in-depth instructional video lessons. Click HERE
to view these video lessons. While he isn’t destroying the skins, he is practicing his magic tricks, so check out his skills. It’s mind-blowing.
After months of anticipation, the highly acclaimed new full-length In This Moment album, A Star-Crossed Wasteland, is now available in stores everywhere. The band kicked off their massive worldwide touring cycle for the new album by taking part in this summer’s Rockstar Mayhem Fest, which started this past weekend. Check out a new video message from Maria Brink (vocals) below.
Also, the official video for the new track “The Gun Show” can be viewed HERE
At the Rockstar Energy Mayhem Festival, the new In This Moment disc will be exclusively available at the Century Media/Metal Army booth and this is the only place that the group will be doing any signings on the Mayhem Festival tour, so be sure to come say hello and get your disc signed. These signings are always 30 mins after their set, so don’t miss out on this special opportunity.
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We are now just a mere few days away from the release of the new IN THIS MOMENT album, A Star-Crossed Wasteland (July 13th), and the reaction to the new single “The Gun Show” proves that this is one of the most anticipated metal releases of the year. The band kicks off their massive worldwide touring cycle for the new album by taking part in this summer’s Rockstar Mayhem Fest, which kicks off this weekend. Check out their new video teaser below.
The band’s new disc will be exclusively available at the Century Media/Metal Army booth and this is the only place that the group will be doing any signings, so be sure to come say hello and get your disc signed. These signings are always 30 mins after their set, so don’t miss out on this special opportunity.
Just to further wet fans’ voracious appetites for this new material even more, the band has posted the new track, “Just Drive,” on their MySpace
page, so click on the links now to check it out.
Make sure to enter our exclusive In This Moment contest HERE!
THE CONTEST IS NOW CLOSED!
Bloody Disgusting and In This Moment have teamed up to offer yet another awesome contest for all of you readers in anticipation of the upcoming release of ‘A Star Crossed Wasteland’! After the jump you can learn how to enter to win a signed Schecter bass guitar that was used in the official video for ‘Forever’ or one of 10 autographed copies of ‘A Star Crossed Wasteland’.
Make sure to check out In This Moment
on the Rockstar Energy Mayhem Festival 2010
starting next week! You can also pre-order ‘A Star Crossed Wasteland’, out July 13th, in various packages HERE
or from your local retailer! You can also join the official Century Media mailing list to keep up-to-date with all your favorite bands at their Official Website
THE CONTEST IS NOW CLOSED!
Norma Jean’s highly anticipated album, Meridional, is officially available for presale. Presale packages will be available in four tiers. Regardless of what package fans choose, when ordering from www.normajeannoise.com
, all presales include an instant download of “Deathbed Atheist,” the second new song from the album after “Leaderless and Self Enlisted.”
The standard package for $10 includes the Meridional physical CD as well as the ability to digitally download the album on release day, July 13th. For fans interested in merchandise, the Standard + T-Shirt package is available for $25. This tier includes both the physical and digital albums, as well as an exclusive t-shirt that can only be purchased through the presale. The Deluxe package includes the physical and digital albums, the exclusive t-shirt, and a 2 Disc 180 Gram Gatefold Vinyl edition of Meridional for $50. The $75 option includes all of the above merchandise as well as a 12″x12″ lithograph of the Meridional album artwork, authographed by all the members of Norma Jean.
Motivated by the BP disaster and its devastating effects, heavy rock outfit KORN
, who have sold more than 30 million records worldwide, take a stand by launching a boycott against using the company’s gasoline while on tour this summer. The band has formally announced that it will not be fueling any of its touring vehicles with BP products and is strongly encouraging other touring artists to do the same.
“The daily images are hard to watch,” says Korn frontman Jonathan Davis. “We need to do our part to let BP know there are consequences for causing something like this. We want to send a message to corporations like BP so that they will take more preventative measures in the future. The more costly their punishment, the more money they will spend to make sure disasters like this don’t happen again. It’s plain and simple capitalism.”
In a timely coincidence of life imitating art, Korn’s new album artwork, photography and stage set imagery reference the band’s hometown area near Bakersfield, CA and its bleak landscape littered with oil rigs. The video for the first single “Oildale (Leave Me Alone)
” reveals a poverty-stricken area situated among the rich oil fields and tells a story of a young boy’s desire to escape. The video story echoes the band’s own struggle out of Bakersfield. Davis adds, “It was one thing for us to grow up near such poverty. But the situation in the Gulf takes things to a whole new level where people’s lives and livelihoods are affected forever.”