Metal band Trivium has released an official music video for their new track “Strife”, which comes from the band’s upcoming album Vengeance Falls (out October 15th via Roadrunner Records). While an okay, admittedly catchy song, the main thing I noticed was just how blatantly obvious it was that David Draiman (Disturbed), Device) produced the record. The vocal stylings of singer Matt Heafy were just way too similar to how Draiman sings for it to be a coincidence. Head on below to listen to the song and let me know if I’m just hearing things or not.
Dez Fafara may be one of the most enigmatic and and charismatic vocalists in the metal industry today. His work in Coal Chamber is still acclaimed and Devildriver has been kicking ass all over the globe for several years. The band is gearing up for the release of their sixth studio album Winter Kills, which comes out August 27th via Napalm Records (pre-order here).
To celebrate this upcoming release, Bloody-Disgusting got Dez to pick his Top 10 Devils in Cinema! It’s a great list that reaches outside of horror and brings you some incredible choices from over the years. Head on below to check it out!
Also below are the Trivium co-headline dates which also sees support coming from After The Burial and Sylosis. READ MORE
Metal band Devildriver has released an official music video for the song “The Appetite”, which comes from the band’s upcoming album Winter Kills (out August 27th via Napalm Records). The video can be seen below.
Devildriver will be touring with Trivium, After The Burial, and Sylosis. All tour dates can be seen below. READ MORE
Devildriver has announced that they will be embarking on a co-headline tour this fall with Trivium with support coming from After The Burial and Sylosis. Devildriver will be touring in support of their upcoming album Winter Kills, which comes out August 27th via Napalm Records (pre-order here).
Frontman Dez Fafara comments, “It’s been almost a year since Devildriver have toured the US. I am stoked to finally be getting the chance to go back out and hit the road with “The Groove Machine”! This tour will be a mixture of Devildriver favorites and a bunch of new stuff off of our new record Winter Kills. I cannot wait for the record to come out and to get back to what we do best, play live. Touring with our friends in Trivium, After the Burial and Sylosis is just the fucking bonus! Come on out for a great night of metal, get ready to get down and dirty, see you in the pit!”
All tour dates can be seen below. Also, keep an eye out as we will be posting an exclusive interview with Dez in the near future! READ MORE
Detroit metal band Battlecross will be entering the studio next month to record the follow up to 2011′s Pursuit of Honor. The band will record the album in Audiohammer Studios in Florida with producer Mark Lewis (The Black Dahlia Murder, Trivium, Devil Driver).
Lewis states, “I can’t wait to be a part of Battlecross’ next record. From the moment I heard the band I knew I wanted to be a part of their development. Hearing the new music has only solidified that feeling. Working with our good friends at Metal Blade and bringing great new music to the masses is what it’s all about.”
Guitarist Hiran Deraniyagala says the band is “…stoked to be working with a prolific studio and producer at Audiohammer. We’re so focused on making a killer follow up album and we feel that Mark Lewis will help bring our raw, live sound to life.”
Battlecross will be embarking on “Another Year, Another Tour” trek alongside In Flames, Demon Hunter, and All Shall Perish. Tour dates are below. READ MORE
A pro-shot acoustic performance by Matt Heafy (Trivium) covering Opeth‘s “Harvest” has been released and can be seen below. The song comes from Opeth’s fifth studio album Blackwater Park, which was produced by Porcupine Tree‘s Steven Wilson.
Heafy is a longtime fan of the Swedish progressive death metal band having performed acoustic covers before. READ MORE
Metal Injection has revealed that metal band Trivium has locked down Disturbed singer David Draiman as producer for their sixth studio album, which is as-of-yet untitled. The band has posted several studio images (which you can see below), including two of Draiman. This album will be the follow up to 2011′s In Waves. READ MORE
Ex-Sworn Enemy guitarist Lorenzo Antonucci has put together a video (that was shot at the Sumerian Records offices) calling out Falling In Reverse vocalist Ronnie Radke (who used to be the singer of Escape The Fate) for his incredibly egomaniacal attitude that includes kicking support act I See Stars off of the “The Thug In Me Is You Tour”, throwing fans out of venues for simply wearing t-shirts or chanting “I See Stars!”, and, perhaps the most idiotic, throwing microphone stands into the audience at Six Flags in Jackson, NJ, causing physical harm to several fans AND banning all future metal shows from ever playing that venue again. Below is the video that includes fan interviews, news coverage, and footage of Radke being an egotistical prick. Also below are statements from I See Stars and Ronnie Radke. READ MORE
Following the trend of Grand Theft Auto and Saints Row, the newly released Sleeping Dogs, a sandbox “take down the Triads” game, will feature a radio station that provides you with nothing but metal. However, Sleeping Dogs took it one step further and aligned themselves with Roadrunner Records. That’s right, the whole station is RR heavy rock and metal artists. If you tune in, you’ll be able to hear bands such as Opeth, Trivium, Killswitch Engage, DevilDriver, Black Stone Cherry, and more. Check below for the full list. READ MORE
Trivium guitarist/vocalist Matt Heafy was in Florida last night at a benefit for the MOSCOT Mobileyes Foundation, which provides free quality medical eyecare and eyewear for New York City’s “underserved populations” [source]. During the acoustic performance, Heafy did a rendition of Opeth‘s “Harvest”, which comes off their 2001 album Blackwater Park. You can watch the performance below.
Trivium’s latest album is In Waves. The band is currently on the Trespass America tour with Five Finger Death Punch, Killswitch Engage, and more. READ MORE
Bloody-Disgusting has teamed up with Detroit metal band Battlecross to bring you the exclusive video premiere of “Kaleb”. This video uses live footage, including backstage antics, from the “Trespass America” tour and is a perfect way to nominate the band for “hairiest metal band”. The song comes from Battlecross’ Metal Blade Records debut album In Pursuit Of Honor (iTunes/Amazon), which came out last year. The video was directed by Ryan Glisan of Allegaeon. You can watch the video below.
Battlecross are currently rocking the “Trespass America” tour alongside Five Finger Death Punch, Killswitch Engage, Trivium, and several other bands. Remaining tour dates are below. READ MORE
Amazon.com has teamed up with the “Trespass America” tour to bring you a free sampler with a song from each of the touring bands. This includes Five Finger Death Punch, Killswitch Engage, Trivium, Emmure, Pop Evil, God Forbid, and Battlecross. You can snag the free download here.
The remaining tour dates for the tour are below. READ MORE
Happy Friday The 13th! As a special treat I have Doc Coyle’s, guitarist for God Forbid, Top 5 horror movies. It’s been a while since I posted a Top 5 and I’m super excited to share this one. There are some fantastic choices past the break which also include tour dates for their Trespass America Tour and their new video for Equilibrium. Also make sure to pick up their new album Equilibrium through HERE. Enjoy!
Five Finger Death Punch just released a video for “Coming Down”, which comes off their latest album American Capitalist (review). The video shows two teens, horribly bullied (both in real life and in the cyber world), who fight the urge to take their own lives. You can watch the video below.
Guitarist Zoltan Bathory (interview) explains, “Through support and awareness, suicide can be prevented. Five Finger Death Punch is promoting the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline to build awareness that there is support out there for those in need through the Lifeline’s service, and others. This is an important initiative we have taken on to place it on the consciousness of the public that you are not alone when in need.”
The band will also be embarking on the Trespass America tour with Killswitch Engage, Trivium, Pop Evil, Emmure, God Forbid, and Battlecross. One dollar from every ticket sold will be donated to provide for the National Suicide Hotline crisis call centers. Tour dates are below. READ MORE
Bloody-Disgusting is excited to exclusively bring you 18 Days, the latest lyric video from Metal Blade Records artist Six Feet Under (which features ex-Cannibal Corpse vocalist Chris Barnes)! The song comes from Undead, which hits stores May 22nd via Metal Blade Records and was produced by Mark Lewis (Whitechapel, Trivium, Deicide) You can preorder the album here. Enjoy the video below!
Six Feet Under is the fourth best selling death metal act in the United States. Undead will be their ninth studio album. READ MORE
Battlecross, God Forbid, Emmure, Trivium, Pop Evil, Killswitch Engage, Five Finger Death Punch. That is quite an impressive lineup for the inaugural year of the Trespass America music festival! Sponsored by Metal Hammer magazine, the tour will start in mid July and run through until the end of August, hitting many of the major spots while still stopping by a few of the more “out of the way” destinations.
Five Finger Death Punch guitarist Zoltan Bathory states, “We will carry the flag into mainstream territory; we will trespass on their turf all across America. The combined power of Metal Hammer and all these bands enable us to make a statement, a really loud one. Heavy music wants its place back in the limelight, so get ready, because we are coming, and we are coming in numbers.”
Check out all the tour dates below. READ MORE
Tomorrow brings the release of In Waves, the fifth studio album from Trivium. Though I wasn’t able to meet up with the guys at the Rockstar Mayhem Festival, I did get the chance to talk with Matt via phone a week ago to discuss the new album, how some of the biggest directors of today influence him, touring plans and Matt’s love of horror. Check out the exclusive interview after the jump!
Metal band Trivium have announced August 9th as the release date for their upcoming album, In Water. They’ve also just released a video for the title track, which you can check after the jump. Personally, I think it’s got some beautiful visuals even though not much is going on. What do you guys think?
Rockstar Energy Drink has announced the tour dates as well as this year’s line up for the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival. All the info is past the break and you all should be pretty excited with the line up this year. Who are you excited to see?
Devildriver will be releasing their fifth studio album, entitled ‘Beast’, on Feb. 22nd, 2011, courtesy of Roadrunner Records. The album was produced by Mark Lewis (Trivum, All That Remains, The Black Dahlia Murder). The band recorded 14 songs during the Beast sessions, with 11 or 12 tracks expected to make the final cut. Some song titles are as follows: “Dead to Rights”, “Hardened”, “Bring The Fight (To the Floor)”, “Shitlist”, “Talons Out (Teeth Sharpened)”, “Blur”, “You Make Me Sick (Sacred Secrets)”, “The Blame Game”, “Coldblooded”, “Crowns of Creation” and “Lend Myself to the Night.”