Ex-Slayer drummer Dave Lombardo will be guest appearing on the new Sepultura album, which is tentatively scheduled for an October release via Nuclear Blast Records. The album is being produced by Ross Robinson (Machinehead, Slipknot, Fear Factory).
Guitarist Andreas Kisser comments, “He came and it was so nice, so special, so awesome! He is one of the nicest guys in business and he enjoyed the idea a lot. Ross and Mike prepared two drum sets on the living room, facing each other, no cymbals, just tribal drums! When the mics were all ready and running Eloy and Dave started playing and the magic was on; so great! The part they recorded will be a special part on the middle of one of the songs. It came out crazy!”
The new Sepultura album will be the follow up to 2011′s Kairos. READ MORE
I’m a guitarist and have been playing for over 14 years now. So when I hear a guitar riff that makes me want to snap my neck whilst headbanging, it’s a special moment for me. So I decided that I wanted to share my Top 25 Guitar Riffs That Make You NEED To Headbang. Keep in mind that these are guitar RIFFS and not SONGS. I’m going to put down the album and the exact time that the riff I’m thinking of comes in.
Another theme you’ll notice running through this list is the idea of the “build up”. You see, for me, a headbang worthy guitar riff rarely comes at you straight off the bat. Instead, the music builds and builds until that crushing moment when you can’t help but throw you head back and forth, straining the very tendons and ligaments that keep you whole.
So join me below as I begin a full week of guitar riffs that will make you headbang like a madman! READ MORE
Next week sees the release of Enslaved, Soulfly‘s eighth studio album (iTunes preorder). In anticipation of this release, BD Music caught up with singer/guitarist Max Cavalera to discuss the album, his autobiography, and the video for World Scum. Rather than transcribing this interview, I chose to leave it as an audio interview because the passion of Max when talking about the fans is something I feel needs to be heard. It just wouldn’t have worked in writing.
A little while ago, I was able to chat with The Walking Dead and Battlestar Galactica composer Bear McCreary about his approach to composing, what we can expect from season 2 of The Walking Dead, his work with the Angry Video Game Nerd, and his love of Oingo Boingo. Check after the jump for the exclusive interview!
Greg Puciato, frontman of Dillinger Escape Plan, talked recently with Metal Injection about the new DEP album and the possibility of a collaboration project with Max Cavalera (Sepultura, Soulfly, Cavalera Conspiracy). Check out the interview below.
What do you guys think? Excited for such a collaboration?
Sepultura have recently signed to Nuclear Blast and as a celebration of their upcoming Nuclear Blast debut record, they decided to do a full North American headlining tour! Joining them throughout the tour will be Belphegor, Hate, Keep of Kalessin, Bonded By Blood, Neuraxis, and later on in the tour, Nevermore will replace Belphegor.
Here’s a statement from guitarist Andreas Kisser: ”We are very happy to play once again in the US, especially after a long time away from the American and Canadian stages,” commented guitarist Andreas Kisser. “We’re also excited to start working with our new label Nuclear Blast. They have a rich history in the heavy music business and we are honored to have such a partner. We are currently working on a new record, that will be released together with the American dates, so it will be our first tour for the new album. Hope to see you all at the shows! We will play the whole history of the group and we’re going have a blast! See you on the Sepultour 2011!”
The Cavalera brothers, most famous for their work in Brazilian metal band Sepultura, are bringing back the Cavalera Conspiracy with a new album entitled ‘Blunt Force Trauma’, tentatively scheduled for a March 2011 release. This is the band’s second release, following 2008′s ‘Inflikted’. Check after the jump for the ‘Blunt Force Trauma’ track listing.
1993 was a year in which Grunge was at its height and Nu-Metal hadn’t yet appeared. Some classic films released that year include Leprechaun, Cronos, Army of Darkness, Fire In The Sky, and, while not horror but still badass, Jurassic Park. Also that year were great music releases from Wu-Tang Clan (Enter The Wu-Tang: 36 Chambers), Depeche Mode (Songs Of Faith And Devotion), Candlebox (Candlebox), Sepultura (Chaos A.D.), amongst others. Overall, it was one hell of a year in terms of entertainment.
Let’s be honest with each other; for all intents and purposes, Tool should probably not be as huge as they are. Don’t get me wrong, I love Tool and have been listening to their music since ‘Undertow’ came out. Growing up, the video for ‘Sober’ terrified me and gave me countless nightmares. However, their style, their album release pattern, their visuals, all combines to form a musical entity that should not be popular. And yet, something about Tool has people consistently begging for more and craving each album to enter yet another musical journey. Admittedly, I’m one of those people. Having seen Tool six times in concert, I can completely attest to the power of their music not only as an aural experience, but when coupled with their visuals, as a powerful, almost meditative force.
Soulfly have announced that they have parted ways with bassist Bobby Burns. The split was completely amicable and there was no animosity on either side.
Johny Chow, who played with Soulfly’s Max Cavalera in Cavalera Conspiracy and is a member of Fireball Ministry, will be loaning his skills to upcoming Soulfly tours for the immediate future until the position is filled. Fans will be able to check out this rare, “limited edition” lineup at Sonisphere UK, and Wacken in Germany in August.
Soulfly’s seventh album, Omen, is in stores now. The band will return to the US to tour in the imminent future. Alternative Press said “longtime fans of Cavalera’s brand of primitive crunch will love Omen…” while Revolver said Omen is “harder, angrier and catchier than its predecessors.”
Today is yet another sad day in music as Paul Gray, bassist of Slipknot, has been found dead in a hotel in Iowa. I saw this news on Blabbermouth.net, so I’ll just repost a bit of their article here. I will say though that although I didn’t enjoy the last few Slipknot records, their debut album was one of my favorite records for the first several years of the 2000 decade. I spun that record more times than I can count and I credit that album as one of the reasons I got into the more extreme genres of metal.
R.I.P. Paul, you will be missed. You can read a personal remembrance by our friend Rick Florino here. READ MORE
Direct from the awesome crew over at Roadrunner Records:
Whether making memorable moments, pushing the envelope with explicit imagery, cinematic technology, or just telling the gripping tale of well-thought-out storylines, music videos have always been a beacon of expression, which is why we took a look at the killer videos in Roadrunner’s long history to find ten of our most unforgettable. Numbers 10 – 6 showcased everything from the late Peter Steele playing a stand-up bass as a regular 4 string to Corey Taylor unmasked and playing the lead in a twisted short film, and now as we reveal our top 5, we get some insight from our Head of Video Promotions and veteran employee Elias Chios in addition to the bands in question, on the cinematic excellence, groundbreaking creativity and overall bad-ass entertainment of our past and present music videos. From the viral strength of DragonForce’s Sam Totman chugging a beer while Herman Li shreds through Killswitch Engage’s Adam. D. playing a fair maiden, to Slipknot destroying a house in Iowa, we give you our global staff-approved Greatest Music Videos. READ MORE
Since early last week, Roadrunner Records has been counting down the Ten Greatest Album Covers in our 25+ year history at www.roadrunnerrecords.com. And the winner is… Type O Negative’s Bloody Kisses. That’s right, the first album to achieve a Gold certification in Roadrunner’s illustrious history has been chosen as the #1 Album Cover ever!
Voted on by the label’s worldwide staff, starting with King Diamond’s Abigail at #10, Roadrunner has run through some catalogue classics in both the music and artwork department, like Sepultura’s Roots, Nailbomb’s Point Blank and Fear Factory’s Demanufacture, just to name a precious few.
It’s been roughly 14 years since Max Cavalera’s split from Sepultura and subsequently about 13 years since he formed Soulfly. 1998’s self-titled debut landed at #79 on the Billboard 200, while their next two albums ranked at #32 and #46 respectively. Their latest album “Omen” could put them back on the charts. Some tracks to be included are “Bloodbath and Beyond”, “Jeffrey Dahmer” and “Lethal Injection”. The band has also reportedly recorded several cover songs expected to be released as bonus tracks. Among these are Led Zeppelin’s “Four Sticks”, Sepultura’s “Refuse/Resist” and Excel’s “Your Life/My Life”. The album will be unleashed on May 4.
The band will kick off a U.S. tour with Prong, Incite and Rotting Corpse in March. More information on the tour and the new album can be found at the bands website: http://www.soulflyweb.com READ MORE