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
Variety reports that Lakeshore Entertainment, the company behind the Underworld franchise, has acquired movie rights to Jonathan and Joshua Luna’s highly acclaimed The Sword comic book series. The company plans to begin shooting the first film later in 2013. The film will be produced by Tom Rosenberg and Gary Lucchesi.
“The Sword” comic follows a paraplegic whose family is brutally murdered by a mysterious group. She sets out on a quest of revenge after discovering a magical sword that restores her ability to walk and grants her special abilities. READ MORE
The line up for the 2013 edition of Rock On The Range has been announced and it’s basically full of bands that I would punch a few puppies to see. Headlining the 3-day event are Soundgarden, Alice In Chains, and Smashing Pumpkins while amazing bands such as Bush, Stone Sour, Volbeat, Lamb Of God, In Flames, Ghost, Heaven’s Basement, and more are also slated to perform. A nearly complete list of bands performing can be seen below.
The 3-day event begins Friday, Mar. 17th and ends Sunday night, Mar. 19th.
Alice In Chains’ Jerry Cantrell states, “We’re really looking forward to returning to Rock On The Range with a batch of brand new killer Alice tunes to play for everyone!”
Korn’s Jonathan Davis adds, “Head is back!! Rock On The Range is going to start it all off!! Get ready, we are going to hit it hard!!”
Gavin Rossdale of Bush comments, “Bush are thrilled to be playing Rock On The Range with such great bands. We look forward to seeing you all out there.” READ MORE
Yep! It’s that time of year again. Thanksgiving is on Thursday, which means dutiful consumers are already preparing for the Holiday Shopping Season. If you think you’re exempt from that, think again. Either you know a fellow horror fan (or family member) in need, or you want something for yourself! You can take this as advice for what to buy, or what to ask for.
So we’re kicking things off this year with our music list! I know a lot of you folks are into metal, and we’ve got plenty of that. But we’ve also got a few surprises tucked in there as well! Extra thanks to Jonathan Barkan for his suggestions, they’re designated as “JB”.
Btw, I’ve mainly included iTunes links – they have a “gift” option – to these releases. Even though I prefer discs, I realize I’m a relic so I’m saving links to physical products for the special Box Sets where it’s really worth it to go whole-hog and impress someone special. Head inside to check it out! READ MORE
Rock band The Sword has released a music video for “The Veil Of Isis”, which comes off their latest album Apocryphon (iTunes). The video was directed by Simon Chan (Mars Volta, Coheed and Cambria), who has done two previous The Sword music videos.
The Sword are also currently on tour. You can watch the video and check out tour dates below. READ MORE
I’m going to have to label this as awesome. When fans purchase a copy of Texas metal band The Sword‘s new album Apocryphon, they will also get a free, limited-edition, hand-numbered version of the new album on cassette tape (while supplies last). This promotion is only being offered through independent record stores and is part of Record Store Day. You can see if your local record shop is participating by checking here.
This is just such a cool little thing to do, in my opinion. Cassettes are basically never used these days, so the novelty of this is pretty much sky high. You can see a picture of the cassette below. You can also pre-order the album in multiple bundles here.
The Sword will be hitting the road for a 37-date US tour with support coming from Gypsyhawk. Check out the tour dates below. READ MORE