“A prize-winning writer, Leiko(NAKATANI Miki), moves to a quiet sub-urban house to finish up her new novel with a help from the editor. That night while sleeping, she sees a man in a storage room transporting an object wrapped in cloth. She soon finds out that he is a renowned archaeologist, Professor Yoshioka(TOYOKAWA Etsushi), researching ancient mummies, and that object was a recently discovered mummy. Working late on her book, Leiko witneses a ghost and finds out that her room once belonged to a woman who had been misssing for a while. This brings unexplainable fear to Leiko as she starts to uncover more stories from the past.”
Avante-garde rock/metal band Stolen Babies have released an official music video for “Second Sleep”, which comes from their latest album Naught (review). Directed by Ilan Sharone, the video features special FX work by Meats Meier, who has worked with Tool, Puscifer, and Pink Floyd‘s Roger Waters.
Vocalist Dominique Lenore Persi comments, “We wanted the video to feel dream-like and echo the vibe of the song. Something is always a little off but not in a way you can put your finger on. When we’re underwater everything is more of a struggle, which adds to the feeling of being unable to control the situation.”
Puscifer, the side project from Tool frontman Maynard James Keenan, has announced that they will be releasing All Re-Mixed Up on August 27th. The album will feature remixes of several Puscifer songs from the Conditions Of My Parole (review) by several artists, including Sir Mix-A-Lot, Aaron Harris (ex-ISIS) of Palms, John Fryer of This Mortal Coil, Rani Sharone of Stolen Babies, and more as well as a remix by band member Carina Round.
Keenan states, “All Re-Mixed Up is the continuation of the Puscifer tradition to release alternate versions, reworks, and remixes of what we consider initial thoughts. For instance, Carina Round was nervous about how to approach her version of ‘Telling Ghosts.’ Mat Mitchell put her at ease by asking her to think of it as a song half written, advising her to ‘now write the other half.’ It’s extremely liberating in the digital age to approach composing and creating in this manner. Infinite paths to explore, reinterpret, and re-present.”
Head on below to see the slightly disturbing cover art and track listing. READ MORE
Tomorrow marks the release of melodic hard rock band Sevendust’s ninth studio album Black Out The Sun, which is the followup to 2010’s Cold Day Memory. In anticipation of this release, we got the opportunity to do a one-on-one chat with singer Lajon Witherspoon to discuss the album, touring with Coal Chamber, Lacuna Coil, and Candlelight Red, the 1999 show with Metallica in Detroit, and more. We also got to ask if Witherspoon had ever encountered any racism during their career as well as Lajon’s love of horror. You can check it all out below
Metal band Sevendust have announced that they will be touring N. American this Spring on a co-headlining run with the reunited nu-metal band Coal Chamber. Italian melodic metal band Lacuna Coil have been announced as direct support with Candlelight Red opening on the first half and Stolen Babies opening up on the second. The full touring schedule can be seen below.
And so another year comes to a close. 2012, just like any other year, you had your gems and you had your flops when it came to album releases. For this article, I’d like to give you my Top 10 albums of 2012 as well as several honorable mentions that didn’t exactly make the cut but were too good to leave unmentioned. So, read on to see my Top 10 Albums Of 2012!
Bloody-Disgusting is thrilled to bring you an exclusive interview with none other than the great Devin Townsend! Discussing everything from his new coffee maker to the just-released Epicloud to scoring a movie, we get the rundown on all that is going on in the world of Devin Townsend. Read this extensive interview below!
I first learned about Stolen Babies a few months ago. Since then, I could’ve allowed myself to regret and mourn all the time that I hadn’t been listening to them. Rather than self-flagellating, I dove into their dark avant-garde world, as though I had purchased a ticket to some nightmarish carnival that tickled and teased every twisted and perverse avenue of my imagination.
And so it was that I entered listening to their latest album Naught, with images of American McGee’s Alice mingling with scenes from The City Of Lost Children, all housed in a carnival tent out of Killer Klowns From Outer Space. So, was this trip worth the price of admission or did I end up wanting a refund? Find out below. READ MORE
Avant-garde metal band Stolen Babies have digitally released their latest album Naught today. In celebration of this, Shockya is streaming the album in its entirety (you can also hear it below). I’ve been listening to the album nonstop and I’m kinda loving it. I definitely recommend you check it out.
The band is also currently opening up the “Epic Kings & Idols” tour, which is co-headlined by Katatonia and Devin Townsend. Paradise Lost act as direct support. You can see the tour dates, as well as post-tour headline shows, below. READ MORE
It’s been a slightly miserable day today in terms of the weather. It was overcast with a small breeze. It was the type of weather that makes me crave the fun of Halloween. I want rain. I want grey clouds. I want fog. I want leafless trees. All of this combined made me decide that the Twisted Music Video Of The Week was going to be “Vampira” from none other than Devin Townsend Band! The song comes from the 2006 album Synchestra (Inside Out Music).
A new track Devin Townsend Project‘s upcoming album Epicloud entitled “True North” was streamed earlier today. Listen to it here.
Devin Townsend Project just hit the road as co-headliners alongside Katatonia on the “Epic Kings & Idols” Tour. Paradise Lost and Stolen Babies are opening. Tour dates can be found below.
As always, make sure to leave your suggestion for the next Twisted Music Video Of The Week in the comments below! READ MORE
Katatonia has unveiled two iTunes pre-order options for their upcoming album Dead End Kings (review), a standard edition and a deluxe edition, which comes with a bonus track and a digital booklet. There are also multiple physical packages available for pre-order at OMerch.
Katatonia will also be co-headlining on the “Epic Kings & Idols” tour with Devin Townsend Project. Support will come from Paradise Lost and Stolen Babies. VIP ticket packages can be ordered here. A tour promo video and full tour schedule is below. READ MORE
Stolen Babies, the avant-garde metal group, has set a digital release date of Sept. 18th and a physical release date of Oct. 16th for their upcoming album Naught. We exclusively premiered the album artwork for Naught, which you can see below.
Stolen Babies will also be touring with Devin Townsend and Katatonia on the “Epic Kings & Idols” Tour alongside Paradise Lost. All tour dates are below.
Now, I haven’t heard all of this band’s material, but I’m loving everything I have heard so far. So, yeah, I’ll be buying a copy of this album posthaste. READ MORE
Devin Townsend isn’t yet ready to hang up the Devin Townsend Project moniker just yet. Coming Sept. 18th (Sept. 24th in EU), DTP will be releasing Epicloud, the latest musical journey from one of metal’s most creative minds. The album is already known to feature guest vocals from the incredible Anneke van Giersbergen (ex-The Gathering) and will have 13 “hook laden, light-hearted” tracks. You can hear a sample of the song “Effervescent” as well as see the album artwork below.
Devin Townsend will also be co-headlining the “Epic Kings & Idols” tour alongside Katatonia. Support will come from Paradise Lost and Stolen Babies. Tour dates as well as our exclusive Stolen Babies album artwork reveal can be found here. READ MORE
Bloody-Disgusting is excited to bring you the exclusive album artwork premiere for Naught, the upcoming album from Stolen Babies! The artwork is deceptive, to say the least. At first glance, it seems very innocent and happy, showing a dark pink sheep in the middle of a “Who Framed Roger Rabbit Toon Town”-esque setting. But at closer inspection, things become more stranger, creating a sense of unease. The colors, while bright, have a dark tinge. The houses, seemingly happy, have a worried tilt to their eyes. And the sky, while blue and beautiful, has scratches and mars. Yup, something seems very strange in this image. You can check out the full artwork below.
The follow-up to 2006′s There Be Squabbles Ahead, Naught has a fall release date via No Comment Records.
Stolen Babies will be on the Epic Kings & Idols Tour with Devin Townsend, Katatonia, and Paradise Lost. Tour dates and artwork can be found below. READ MORE
What is with amazing tours not having the decency to stop in my neck of the woods? Yesterday it was the Kansas/King’s X tour that got my hopes up before crushing them entirely. Today it has been announced that Devin Townsend Project and Katatonia will be headlining the “Epic Kings And Idols” tour, which sees support coming from Paradise Lost and Stolen Babies. DTP and Katatonia will alternate headlining each show.
DTP will be touring in support of their upcoming album Epicloud (no official release date announced) while Katatonia will be supporting their upcoming album Dead End Kings (coming out Aug. 28th). This tour also sees Paradise Lost back in the States after a five-year hiatus.
You can see all the tour dates below (No Detroit date means I’m weeping as I write this). READ MORE