According to UTGReview, Staind guitarist Mike Mushok has become the official guitarist for Newsted, the band led by ex-Metallica/Voivod bassist Jason Newsted.
Mushok is still the guitarist for Staind, so it’s going to be interesting to see how these two projects work with each other.
Head on below to see the official Newsted video for “Soldierhead”. READ MORE
Legendary Canadian metal band Voivod have signed to Century Media Records and will be releasing their 13th studio album, Target Earth, Jan. 22nd in N. America. Below is a video that includes a sample of their upcoming first single entitled “Mechanical Mind”. I’ve played through it a few times and it gets more and more awesome with each listen.
Also below are links to download a free Voivod mobile app that gives fans access to the band’s songs, music videos, live interviews, news, upcoming live events, and more. Enjoy! READ MORE
Fear Factory announced yesterday that the 2012 Shockwave Festival, which saw support from such acts as Voivod, Cattle Decapitation, Misery Index, Revocation, and more, was fully and entirely cancelled. The reason? A combination of poor advance ticket sales and the fact that Voivod dropped off the tour was enough for promoters to pull the plug on the entire festival a mere two days before the start.
Fear Factory commented, “We are truly disappointed not to be part of the Shockwave tour. We send our sincerest apologies to all our North American fans planning to come out this Summer, but we will be back. Please look for Fear Factory headline dates in August.”
The website for the Shockwave Festival shows only a single page with an explanation, apology, and refund information.
Below are some thoughts on why this tour didn’t make it. READ MORE
Fear Factory posted a tour ad mat on their Facebook that shows they will be headlining the 2012 Shockwave Tour, which will also feature Voivod, Cattle Decapitation, Misery Index, Revocation, Havok, Dirge Within, Last Chance To Reason, Vildhjarta, The Browning, and Forged In Flame. The tour will begin July 6th in Seattle and end August 4th in Hollywood. Check below for the poster with all tour dates.
Personally, I’d go for Fear Factory, Voivod, Cattle Decapitation, and Vildhjarta. That being said, 11 badass bands is gonna make for one hell of a festival! READ MORE
Nachtmystium’s next step in global intoxication is set, as the psychedelically lethal horde will headline the most cerebrally brutal underground tours of the year. Be sure to head over to http://www.myspace.com/nachtmystium
to acclimate yourself with this phenomenon.
Set to kick off in early September, Nachtmystium will be joined by brethren Zoroaster, The Atlas Moth and Dark Castle. Presented by Stereogum and Haunting The Chapel, the nearly month-long trek will weave it’s twisted path through sections of the Eastern and Midwest U.S. and into Canada for several dates, before coming to a halt in Nachtmystium’s Chicago stomping grounds, surely leaving a trail of smoldering cerebrums in its wake. Still heavily supporting their latest black-mangled-rock fantasy album Addicts: Addicts: Black Meddle Part II, which was released in North America in early June via Century Media, the other groove, space, doom, thunder and noise elements culminated by openers Zoroaster, The Atlas Moth and Dark Castle should prove this tour to be the most mind-melting of them all.
Wisconsin’s champions of thrash, Lazarus A.D., are unleashing their new video for the track ‘Absolute Power’ off the critically acclaimed debut album, The Onslaught, this Monday when the band hosts Headbangers Ball*. The video, like their other two, was directed by Jason Meudt and Emmet Austin of Vision 4 Films
and features a brutal underground street fight; if you’re a fan of metal and/or the movie Kickboxer, you’ll dig this video!
The band comments: “Hey make sure to check out HBB this Monday, when the Laz will host and undoubtedly make fools of ourselves (I believe beverages were consumed).
Also just a quick update, we enter the studio in three weeks, we have been hard at work writing, things are sounding absolutely crushing, and we can’t wait for you to hear it. Check back soon for upcoming studio updates.”
*NOTE: HEADBANGERS BALL IS NOW ON MONDAY NIGHTS AT 3AM ET/PT.
So, instead of pummeling you guys with three small, separate stories, I figured I’d throw these three together to save you some time AND to get you some cool info! Read on to check out an interview with The Cult’s Johnny Tempesta, an article about GWAR’s Oderus Urungus, and lastly, a little blurb about the new Lazarus AD music video. Check it out after the jump! READ MORE