The official video for Device‘s “Vilify” is now out and you can watch it below. The heavily stylized video was directed by P.R. Brown (Otep, Stone Sour, Filter, Staind) and features footage of the band performing as well as a woman (who looks like a mixture of the Borg Queen and Neo from the Matrix when he wakes up in the real world for the first time) covered in some black substance. The song comes from the band’s upcoming self-titled debut album, which comes out Apr. 9th (pre-order here).
Device is the new project from Disturbed‘s David Draiman and features Filter‘s Gene Lenardo on guitars. Guest appearances on the album include Lizzy Hale (Halestorm), M. Shadows (Avenged Sevenfold), Tom Morello (Rage Against The Machine) and more. READ MORE
Another Lost Year is a band that has been getting A LOT of hype and has toured with bands such as 10 Years, Pop Evil, and Nonpoint. Bloody-Disgusting was able to check in with lead singer Clinton Cunanan and chat with him about his debut album Better Days (review), as well who some of his inspirations are, and what goes into the band’s live show. Check out this exclusive interview below! READ MORE
Bloody-Disgusting is thrilled to bring you the exclusive music video premiere for Candlelight Red‘s song “Demons”, which comes off their latest EP Demons (iTunes). The video shows the band rocking out amidst fiery explosions and burst of debris interspersed with footage of a woman vomiting blood in heat signature filter (she looks mighty cold). Although I don’t think this video is NSFW, keep in mind that the woman, at points in the video, is covering her bare breasts with her hands. Just thought I should give a fair warning! Check out the video below!
Candlelight Red is currently on the Rockstar Energy Uproar festival alongside Shinedown, Godsmack, Staind, and more. Check out tour dates at the official Uproar website. READ MORE
As you very well know, we here at Bloody-Disgusting are thrilled and proud to have brought you V/H/S (out now via VOD), an anthology horror flick helmed by several directors, including Ti West, Adam Wingard, Radio Silence, Joe Swanberg, and more. And now, Godsmack drummer Shannon Larkin has lent his review to the film! You can read his thoughts on the movie below. Remember to leave your review of the film at the above link!
Godsmack is currently on the Rockstar Uproar tour with Staind, Shinedown, Adelitas Way, and more. Check out the tour dates below and snag your tickets here. READ MORE
Papa Roach have cancelled all remaining tour dates on the Rockstar Uproar festival due to singer Jacoby Shaddix being diagnosed with a nodule on his left vocal chord. Doctors have advised Shaddix that he needs to undergo corrective surgery to remove the nodule to prevent further damage.
Shaddix explains, “It’s no secret that I’ve been having issues with my voice lately. I was hoping to be able to go out there and kill it on this tour by resting and doing vocal exercises, but my voice has just gone out on me. I hate to let our fans down, but unfortunately surgery is the only way to fix it. The last thing we want to do is give our fans less than 100% every night. We know they’ll understand and we’ll be back better than ever.”
Starting Aug. 24th, the main stage acts of Godsmack, Staind, Shinedown, and Adelitas Way will have extended sets. READ MORE
Bloody-Disgusting recently had the pleasure of talking with frontman Jacob Bunton about his latest endeavor as the singer for Steven Adler’s (Guns ‘N’ Roses) new band Adler, and the band’s upcoming debut album. We also talked about what’s going on with his other band Lynam, as well as his view on Top 40 music, and his love of Horror. Hit the jump for this exclusive interview!
Adler will be participating on the Kiss Kruise. More information can be found here. READ MORE
Last week, Candlelight Red released a new EP entitled Demons, which you can snag from iTunes or Amazon. The EP was produced by Sevendust drummer Morgan Rose, who says that it “came out unreal.” In celebration of this, drummer Brian Dugan has given Bloody-Disgusting a list of the Top 10 Movie Demons! There are some obvious picks in the list, to be sure, but there a couple in there that surprised me as well. It’s a very fun list and you can check it out below. Make sure to leave your favorite movie demon in the comments!
Candlelight Red will be hitting the road on the Rockstar Energy Drink Uproar Festival, which features Shinedown, Godsmack, Staind, Papa Roach, and more. For a complete list of dates and ticket information, head to the Fest’s official site at rockstaruproar.com. READ MORE
Sin City will be taken over for two nights of hard rock at the Rock Vegas music festival brought to you by Rockstar Energy Drink. The two-day festival will feature such acts as Rob Zombie, Shinedown, Marilyn Manson, Godsmack, and more. Check below for a video teaser as well as the full line-up.
Zombie states, “I am packing up the trucks with everything I need to destroy Sin City’s loudest music festival. I know Las Vegas has seen it all, but you ain’t seen nothing like this.”
The festival is Sept. 28th and 29th at the Mandalay Bay Resort in Las Vegas, NV. Tickets go on sale tomorrow at 10am PST. READ MORE
Fozzy, the hard rock group fronted by WWE superstar Chris Jericho, has released a new song entitled “Sandpaper” on Revolver. The song, which features Avenged Sevenfold‘s M. Shadows, comes from their upcoming album Sin And Bones (out Aug. 14th).
The band will also be touring on the Rockstar Energy Uproar Festival with Shinedown, Godsmack, Staind, Papa Roach, and more. All tour dates can be seen below.
In This Moment have revealed the artwork and track listing for their upcoming fourth-studio album Blood, which will be released Aug. 14th via Century Media Records. The title track has hit Active Rock Radio and can be snagged off of iTunes. The band will also be hitting the road on the Rockstar Energy Uproar Festival, which features headliners Shinedown, Godsmack, Staind, Papa Roach, and Adalita’s Way. Tour dates for the band can be seen below.
Alright readers, gotta ask this question: Maria Brink has been voted as Metal’s Sexiest Chick several times now. Who would YOU pick? Leave your answer in the comments below! READ MORE
Initial tour dates for the third annual Rockstar Energy Uproar Festival have been locked down. The tour, which will be headlined by Shinedown, Godsmack, Staind, Papa Roach, and Adelita’s Way, will begin Aug. 17th in Kansas City and culminate Sept. 30th in Albuquerque. The supporting acts are P.O.D., Deuce, Fozzy, Redlight King, Mindset Evolution, In This Moment, Thousand Foot Krutch, and Candlelight Red. Tickets will go on sale this Friday and will range from $15 to $75. You can find more about ticket information at the official website.
I went to Uproar last year and had quite a blast, so I highly recommend snagging some tickets and checking out the festival. Admittedly, the lineup last year was much more solid but seeing Godsmack and Staind would be pretty awesome. READ MORE
My heart nearly breaks every time I hear that a touring musician has gear stolen from them. This isn’t just gear to them, it’s literally the tools that they need to perform their job. These thieves are taking away the means by which a musician is earning a living. I’m also willing to bet that these jerks don’t even know the difference between an E minor and a C major chord.
On top of that, I’m a bit of a guitar admirer. No, scratch that. I love looking at exquisite guitars and the very thought of someone stealing a beautifully crafted instrument fills me with blinding rage.
So upon hearing the news that Staind guitarist Mike Mushok had one of his custom PRS guitars stolen two nights ago in Little Rock, Arkansas, I got a little irked. Then I heard that said guitar is a custom 7-string and my head nearly exploded. For those of you who don’t know, PRS doesn’t do 7-strings. They have pretty much mastered the art of crafting gorgeous 6-strings that guitarists the world over desire so why worry abut 7-strings?
Well, it actually turns out that they have created a few 7-string guitars. But only two. That’s right, the guitar that was stolen from Mike Mushok was one of only two PRS 7-strings in existence. Hence the near head explosion. There is a picture of the guitar below (my god, it’s beautiful).
Mike is only asking that the guitar be returned. If anyone has any information, Mike has set up an email account to which you can send it: [email protected]
On a personal level, I know of the other 7-string. It’s a gorgeous custom guitar that I craved for years. I was actually trying to save up for it but I realized that dropping five figures for a guitar when I’m not in a internationally touring band was a bit excessive. So, in a weird sense, I feel somewhat connected to this guitar. READ MORE
Now entering its third year, the Rockstar Energy Uproar Festival has released this year’s line up! The tour will be headlined by Shinedown, Godsmack, Staind, Papa Roach, and Adelita’s Way with the second and third stage seeing acts from P.O.D., Fozzy, Deuce, Redlight King, Mindset Evolution, In This Moment, Thousand Foot Krutch, and Candlelight Red. You can check out a tour announcement video below. Tour dates, venues, and ticket pricing will be announced in the next few weeks. READ MORE
On April 11th, the Revolver Golden Gods took place, giving praise and recognition to the rock and metal community. Famous musicians, such as Dee Snider, Chris Jericho, Gene Simmons, Marilyn Manson, Slash, Amy Lee, and many more, were in attendance. It was a night meant to not only celebrate the achievements of rock and metal musicians and their offerings, but it was also a night for the fans, a way to honor their passion and their love. And it was a night that did absolutely nothing to spread the word and the importance of rock and metal. READ MORE
Rock band Staind has released a video for Eyes Wide Open, which comes off their latest release, Staind (review). The video shows the band performing live and features singer Aaron Lewis and his magical disappearing/reappearing beard. It really is quite mesmerizing. But all joking aside, the song is awesome, the guys all seem to be having a great time performing it, and the fans are eating up every second of it. Check out the video below.
Staind will also be hitting the road with Godsmack and Halestorm in April. Tour dates are below.
Check out our exclusive video of the band performing The Bottom at a benefit show in New York for families of 9/11 victims here.
A new Staind album. For me, a reason to rejoice, but for many of their haters and detractors, another chance to say the same old thing about the group that has been said for about 10 years now. “They went soft”, “They sold out”, or “All Aaron Lewis does is whine and cry for an hour on each album.” Even though I disagree with all of the above statements, to someone who already isn’t a fan of the band, I can see these points. Well friends, if you are one of the haters of Staind, then their new self-titled album is for you. READ MORE
A few weeks ago, Staind rocked the Best Buy Theater in New York City at a benefit show where all proceeds were donated to the families of victims of 9/11. Well, BD Music has just been given this exclusive pro-quality clip of the band performing The Bottom, which comes off their latest album. Check it out after the jump and let me know what you think of the new album in the comments below!
Staind released their 7th album this week and the self-titled album is a return to a heavier, more aggressive, more violent sound. Everything I’ve heard so far has been fantastic and this is coming from a guy who wasn’t too into the past few albums, though I did blast the hell out of Dysfunction when I bought it. To show the fans (and the general Internet population) just how much goes into recording an album and how stressful it can be, the band has released a one hour documentary that details not only the creative difficulties the band was having but also the personal issues they had with one another.It’s a fascinating video and I highly recommend checking it out after the jump.
Also after the jump is a UStream video that will show Staind live at the Best Buy Theater in New York City tonight at 9pm EST. The show is a benefit concert with all revenue going to the families of 9/11 victims. If you are in the New York area and want to go, you can still snag tickets here.
Staind have released an official video for Not Again, which comes off their upcoming self-titled album (out Sept. 13th). As much as I enjoy the song (it reminds me of something that would be on Dysfunction), the video doesn’t really do much for me. With the amount of lens flares, it looks like it was directed by J.J. Abrams.
Check out the video after the jump and see how many lens flares you can count.
ARTISTDirect editor and Dolor author Rick Florino recently got the chance to talk with both Aaron Lewis of Staind and Corey Taylor of Slipknot/Stone Sour about how they manage their solo projects, life as fathers, and a great deal more. It’s a fascinating read that dives not only into the minds of these dynamic frontmen, but also into their thoughts on each other and how they view the music industry.
Check after the jump for a bit of the interview and a link to the full deal.
Remember a few weeks ago I posted a video that had a new Staind song called Eyes Wide Open? Remember how I said that it gave me hope for the upcoming self-titled album? Well, these guys have got me even more excited with the release of a new lyric video for Not Again, which will be the first single for the album. The self-titled album drops Sept. 13th. Check out Not Again after the jump.
I won’t lie, I haven’t listened to Staind since 2001′s Break The Cycle, mainly because I got sick and tired of hearing their music all over the radio. I just got fed up with them. Plus, I loved the overall feel and tone of Dysfunction and everything that I’d heard after Break The Cycle never quite matched the intensity and fury on that album. So, imagine my surprise when I decided to give the new track, Eyes Wide Open, a shot and it ended up kicking quite a bit of ass! The song comes from their upcoming self-titled album, which comes out September 2011.
The thick bass that I remembered from Mudshovel was back, the sludgy yet heavy guitar tone of Home was there and singer Aaron Lewis has dropped the “I’m super depressed and everything I sing sounds like I want to die” voice and instead brought out some vicious snarls and impressive screams. Yup, this track has 100% reinvigorated my interested in Staind.
We just reported about the upcoming Rockstar Energy Mayhem Festival, which looks to have an awesome line-up no matter which date you attend. Well, for those of you lucky enough to be close to Columbus, Ohio, you’ve got one hell of a two-day festival in store. This year’s Rock on the Range will have some of the biggest names in today’s rock scene headlining including A Perfect Circle (easily my most anticipated show), Alter Bridge, Stone Sour, Korn, Disturbed, Staind, and so many more.