It’s friday and I’m feeling a bit witchy! That’s why I’m feeling like giving you all some Huntress and their video for “Eight Of Swords”. Directed by Simon Chan (The Swords, Spindrift, The Mars Volta), the video is full of occult imagery and classic thrash metal, which makes it the perfect way to kick off a weekend that will surely be devoted to sin and debauchery! The song comes from the band’s debut album Spell Eaters, which was released May 8th, 2012 via Napalm Records. Make sure to pick it up on iTunes. READ MORE
Progressive rock band The Mars Volta have hung up their coats and are no longer a band. Frontman Cedric Bixler-Zavala took to Twitter for a series of tweets explaining that he attempted to reunite the band after their hiatus for a N. American tour but that guitarist Omar Rodríguez-López simply “did not want to”.
The band released Noctourniquet last year but did not do any tour support for the album. READ MORE
Leprous is a band that you probably haven’t heard of, which is a damn shame. These guys were the backing band for Ihsahn (Emperor) for 2009 and the first half of 2010, if that gives you any clue as to how talented they are. Around since 2001 with an EP, a demo and one full-length album, the band is back with their newest release, Bilateral. Laced with heavy doses of 70’s prog rock but with a thoroughly modern twist, this album rolls up and down like a roller coaster. But is it the awesome speedy ride you crave or the disappointing kiddy ride that you have to ride with your wee young’un? Check after the jump for the answer.
Reunited Seattle grunge legends Soundgarden have announced the final itinerary for their upcoming summer tour. Special guests depend on the day, but it could be Coheed and Cambria, The Mars Volta, Queens of the Stone Age, Meat Puppets, or Mastodon, depending on your stop. Check after the jump for the full list.
So, a new music supergroup is about to emerge on the music scene and I’m cautiously optimistic about their sound: T.R.A.M.. Featuring Adrian Terrazas (The Mars Volta) on sax, flute, bass clarinet and percussion, Javier Reyes (Animals As Leaders) on guitars, Tosin Abasi (Animals As Leaders) on guitars, and Eric Moore (Suicidal Tendencies) on drums, T.R.A.M. will be performing their first live show at SXSW, March 17th at Venue 222. Keep an eye out on the Official Facebook for info as well a song debut in the next few weeks.
Now, here’s why I’m cautious in my optimism: each of these members is absurdly talented and now their instrument inside and out. However, just because you know your instrument and can play technically amazing things doesn’t mean that you can make relatable music. Here’s hoping I’m wrong because if done right, this band could be something truly special and amazing. READ MORE
Bloody-Disgusting has scored an exclusive interview with up and coming LA hip-hop artist Hyro Da Hero. Hyro stands out by spitting fast and furious rhymes with a full rock band behind him. This band consists of Daniel Anderson (Idiot Pilot), Paul Hinojos (At The Drive In, Sparta, The Mars Volta), Cody Votolato and Mark Gajadhar (both from The Blood Brothers). His upcoming album, ‘Blood, School, Work, Death’, was produced by Ross Robinson (Korn, Slipknot, At The Drive In).
I got an e-mail a few weeks ago that had my digital copy of Guitar Edge within. Seeing as how Alice in Chains was on the cover and the cover promised several other interesting stories, I started clicking through the pages to see what was new in regards to gear, tabs, interviews and articles. One of the articles/interviews in the magazine was with an Australian band named Karnivool. READ MORE