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COREY TAYLOR: 'I Don't Think Rock Is Dead. I Think The Old Way Is Dead.'

November 21, 2014 - 20:23
bSLIPKNOT/b and bSTONE SOUR/b frontman bCorey Taylor/b took part in a question-and-answer session with music students at the bBrennan Rock Roll Academy/b in Sioux Falls, South Dakota on November 9. Check out video footage of the session, as well as an interview with the bB102.7/b radio station, below. A couple of excerpts follow (transcribed by bBLABBERMOUTH.NET/b). On bKISS/b bassist/vocalist bGene Simmons/b' recent statement that "rock is dead": bCorey/b: "This is the problem with technology, [which] is that there was a whole explanation behind what bGene/b was trying to say that has been filtered out, because people take that one-liner and they turn it into a microcosm, and that just kind of becomes whatever. With all due respect to bGene/b, I think the old way is dead, but the new way seems to have a foothold and it's allowing bands like ourselves and other bands around the world to use that technology as a new way to promote rock and to promote heavy metal. So I don't think rock is dead, I think the old guard is dead. And a lot of it is because the record label system couldn't figure out a way to live in a system with the technology the way it is. But in a lot of way it's good for the artist, because it puts the power back on them. And now you're seeing more and more independent artists really be able to use the Internet as a tool to get their music out everywhere, whereas before you had to wait for the record label to give you the money to do it, to put the money up for distribution and everything like that. So I don't think rock is dead. I think the old way is dead. We just had a No. 1 album, so if it's dead, then this zombie's swinging for people." On how he manages being in two very popular bands: bCorey/b: "It's all about priorities, to be honest. For me, it's always been very simple. I'm in two great bands who are very understanding and they let me kind of get away with it, in a way. But when I'm working on bSLIPKNOT/b, that's my focus. We're working on an album, [then] we're gonna tour. When I do bSTONE SOUR/b, it's the same thing: working on the album, then tour. So with the exception of getting together and working out things to tide the fans over between [album-tour cycles], it's all about your focus, it's all about your time, it's all about the amount of attention that you give to it. When I'm working on something, that's all I'm doing. So I've been able to — hopefully successfully — manage that time correctly and make sure that everybody is getting the kind of attention and focus that they need while not selling out the music, or watering it down, really. Because music is honestly the only thing I'm good at — besides making people laugh, for the most part. And even that, I don't even know… You might just be nice to me. Which, please, be nice all you want. But, you know, it's the one thing that I just know instinctively I do differently than other people, so when I'm making music and performing music, that's all I care about." On now he knows he is writing music for bSLIPKNOT/b and when he is writing for bSTONE SOUR/b: bCorey/b: "I just instinctively know. The thing that I get asked a lot if, 'How is b'Snuff'/b a bSLIPKNOT/b song?' Especially when it was first released, people were, like, 'What? What?' And I'm, like, 'You have to listen to it,' because the honest truth is I wrote that song specifically for bSLIPKNOT/b, because of how heavy the subject matter was, how dark that sadness and melancholy can go, I knew just instinctively that bSLIPKNOT/b would be able to put the edge in that music. And now, as time's gone on, people look at it in context and go, 'Oh, right. I get it.' But the problem is that anytime I sing melodic with bSLIPKNOT/b, people call those bSTONE SOUR/b songs, and then on the other side of that, anytime I bark out and get crazy with bSTONE SOUR/b, people are, like, 'Oh, it's a bSLIPKNOT/b song.' And I'm, like, 'No, not really. Not if you listen to the music.' Both bands are made up of very distinct and very awesome players. So [people] just kind of have to listen to it with different ears." The bBrennan Rock Roll Academy/b gives children the opportunity to grow by offering free music lessons to those that may not be able to get them. They help keep children off the streets, away from drugs, and offer a positive environment that will benefit them for the rest of their lives. bBrennan Rock Roll Academy/b founder bChuck Brennan/b has a lifelong love for rock and roll. Before founding Dollar Loan Center in Sioux Falls, bBrennan/b opened and operated one of the largest rock concert halls in the Midwest, The Blitz Ballroom. In order to rock at the bBrennan Rock Roll Academy/b, a youth must be a member of the bBoys Girls Club/b. By participating in the bBrennan Rock Roll Academy/b, students will go through their own unique musical journey. In addition to learning to play instruments or sing, youth will learn how to work in groups and gain confidence that will serve them throughout their lives. div align=center iframe width="638" height="359" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/vE5TFQPi2iA" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen/iframe /div div align=center iframe width="638" height="359" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/ODHpjmV1A04" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen/iframe /div div align=center iframe width="638" height="359" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/lMxzfK09UWI" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen/iframe /div
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ARCH ENEMY Featuring Guitarist CHRISTOPHER AMOTT: Joliet Fan-Filmed Video Footage

November 21, 2014 - 18:48
Fan-filmed video footage of bARCH ENEMY/b's November 19 performance at Mojoes in Joliet, Illinois can be seen below. bARCH ENEMY/b earlier in the month parted ways with guitarist bNick Cordle/b and replaced him with bJeff Loomis/b (pictured; ex-bNEVERMORE/b). bLoomis/b will make his live debut with bARCH ENEMY/b on the band's upcoming European tour, which kicks off November 26. Said bLoomis/b: "I'm very excited to be playing with bARCH ENEMY/b. "[bARCH ENEMY/b guitarist] bMichael Amott/b and I have stayed in contact over the years since we toured together when I was playing in bNEVERMORE/b. Not only do I admire his guitar playing and songwriting, but I also consider him a close friend. To be able to share the stage with bMichael/b, bSharlee/b, bDaniel/b and bAlissa/b is something I'm really looking forward to. "2015 is going to be a great year... See you all on tour!" Said bCordle/b: "With [the latest bARCH ENEMY/b album] b'War Eternal'/b I believe we wrote an album together which will stand the test of time, and I wish them well for the future." U.S. fans are able to catch a special reunion as bChristopher Amott/b (the brother of bARCH ENEMY/b founder/bandleader bMichael Amott/b) has joined the band for the remainder of their American headlining tour. Said bMichael Amott/b: "We all wish bNick/b the very best in his new endeavors and we are sure that you will hear much more from him. We're also super grateful to my brother bChristopher/b for stepping in to finish the current American tour! "The prospect of working with bJeff Loomis/b moving forward is truly awesome! "bJeff Loomis/b is one of the best guitar players in the metal world, in my opinion, as well as being a longtime friend. I look forward to tearing it up on stages around the world together as we continue on the b'War Eternal'/b touring cycle throughout all next year and beyond!" bARCH ENEMY/b played its first show with new singer bAlissa White-Gluz/b on May 23 at Turbohalle in Bucharest, Romania. bAngela Gossow/b, who joined bARCH ENEMY/b in 2000 and made her debut on the now-classic b"Wages Of Sin"/b (2001), has stepped down as frontwoman and will focus on management, while bAlissa/b takes her place. bARCH ENEMY/b's new album, b"War Eternal"/b, sold around 8,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to enter The Billboard 200 chart at position No. 44. The CD was released on June 10 in North America via bCentury Media Records/b. The cover artwork was created by bCostin Chioreanu/b. div align=center iframe width="638" height="359" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/_VPmOfNxONo" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen/iframe /div div align=center iframe width="638" height="359" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/5GBq6taFrUs" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen/iframe /div div align=center iframe width="638" height="359" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/y8_a35NlS8I" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen/iframe /div div align=center iframe width="638" height="359" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/TIScblT5TME" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen/iframe /div div align=center iframe width="638" height="359" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/PZwDvbmmTtM" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen/iframe /div img src="http://assets.blabbermouth.net.s3.amazonaws.com/media/archeenmymojoesnov2014_638.jpg" alt="archeenmymojoesnov2014_638" width="450" height="626" class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-489283" /
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CANCER BATS' 'Searching For Zero' To Be Released In U.S. Via METAL BLADE

November 21, 2014 - 18:18
Canadian hardcore-punk-metal band bCANCER BATS/b will release its fifth studio album, b"Searching For Zero"/b, in the U.S. on March 10, 2015 via bMetal Blade Records/b. The CD features 10 tracks, includign the first single, b"Arsenic In The Year Of The Snake"/b, for which the lyric video can be seen below. The biTunes/b version of the album will include two exclusive tracks titled b"Kill Me Please…"/b and b"Rust and Bone"/b. Produced by bRoss Robinson/b (bAT THE DRIVE-IN/b, bSLIPKNOT/b, bTHE CURE/b, bSEPULTURA/b, bGLASSJAW/b), b"Searching For Zero"/b is simultaneously the most melodic, yet menacing bCANCER BATS/b release. The record incorporates the crude hardcore punk of their 2006 debut, b"Birthing The Giant"/b, and more metal leanings of 2008's b"Hail Destroyer"/b, while pushing the heavy hybrid sounds of 2010's b"Mayors Bears Scraps And Bones"/b and 2012's darker b"Dead Set On Living"/b to a new plateau. The choruses are hookier, the screams more savage, the riffs more vicious, the songs more powerful. Inspired by both bRobinson/b and their metal idols bBLACK SABBATH/b, whom they cover extensively under their alter ego, bBAT SABBATH/b, bCANCER BATS/b' 10 songs that make up b"Searching For Zero"/b boast a more raw and organic tonal signature than any previous bBATS/b release. bRobinson/b brought a bare-bones aural aesthetic to the material, capturing a sound that unites the thrashy metal-tinged hardcore of the bands previous releases with a meaty lo-fi intensity, found only in their live shows amongst the sweaty masses. The melodic elements both musically and vocally were inspired by the bands love and admiration of bBLACK SABBATH/b. "In learning all those bSABBATH/b songs, I ended up having to figure out how to really sing," laughs lead vocalist bLiam Cormier/b. "In the studio bRoss/b was the one really pushing me to use that new voice I had discovered." Thematically, b"Searching For Zero"/b comes from a place of heavy contemplation for its creators, and at times, that contemplation grew grim and dark. In the end, the result is an acceptance of the realities that come with pursuing a passion, leaving bCANCER BATS/b with a reinvigorated drive to do right by themselves and the people that have followed them this far. "We were coming out of what was a really heavy year for all of us, with a lot of challenges, non-stop touring and the deaths of people really close to the band. With all of these things we've had to deal with this past year, we were all at the point of saying 'no more bullshit,' we've dealt with everything, nothing is standing in our way," bCormier/b explains about the headspace he shared with his bandmates. "We've found our absolute zero, where there can no longer be a negative, and from that point, everything moving forward can only be positive" And that positivity — that willingness to change what you can and let go of the rest — is the source of resolution. "There are real reasons we do this," bCormier/b says assuredly. "We love being in this band, and we love the people that we're lucky enough to share this with." Since first turning heads in 2006 with the release of their critically acclaimed debut, bCANCER BATS/b — made up of bCormier/b, guitarist bScott Middleton/b, drummer bMike Peters/b and bassist bJaye Schwarzer/b — have arduously and unrelentingly toured across the globe, averaging 300 shows a year in both 2011 and 2012 alone. Truly one of the hardest working bands in rock, bCANCER BATS/b have graced the covers and pages of countless tastemaking publications, including bKerrang!/b, bExclaim!/b, bRevolver/b, and bRock Sound/b and have been nominated for numerous awards from the Canadian bJunos/b to bMetal Hammer/b's bGolden God Awards/b. b"Searching For Zero"/b track listing: 01. bSatellites/b 02. bTrue Zero/b 03. bArsenic In The Year Of The Snake/b 04. bBeelzebub/b 05. bDevil's Blood/b 06. bCursed With A Conscience/b 07. bAll Hail/b 08. bBuds/b 09. bDusted/b 10. bNo More Bullshit/b 11. bKill Me Please…/b (iTunes exclusive track) 12. bRust And Bone/b (iTunes exclusive track) div align=center iframe width="638" height="359" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/zQehwmXG6jo" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen/iframe /div div align=center iframe width="638" height="359" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/AwGQFzs7o6Y" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen/iframe /div img src="http://assets.blabbermouth.net.s3.amazonaws.com/media/cancerbatssearchingcd.jpg" alt="cancerbatssearchingcd" width="600" height="600" class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-489278" /
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CARCASS: 'Surgical Remission / Surplus Steel' EP First-Week Sales Revealed

November 21, 2014 - 17:28
b"Surgical Remission / Surplus Steel"/b, a collection of previously unreleased and hard-to-find tracks from British extreme metal icons bCARCASS/b, sold around 1,840 copies in the U.S. in its first week of release to land at position No. 27 on the bBillboard/b Hard Rock chart. All the songs on the EP were recorded during the b"Surgical Steel"/b sessions, which was produced by bColin Richardson/b (bNAPALM DEATH/b, bBOLT THROWER/b, bGOREFEST/b, bCANNIBAL CORPSE/b, bSINISTER/b, bRODRIGO Y GABRIELA/b) and mixed/mastered by bAndy Sneap/b (bMEGADETH/b, bACCEPT/b, bEXODUS/b, bTESTAMENT/b). b"Surgical Remission / Surplus Steel"/b was made available on physical and digital formats via bNuclear Blast/b. "Well, let's call this tying up loose ends," commented bCARCASS/b frontman bJeff Walker/b. "We thought we'd make all the tracks available from the b'Surgical Steel'/b album session on an EP… just in case you bought the jewel case version, didn't buy the digipak, didn't buy the Japanese import, or maybe you never bought the bDecibel/b magazine issue with the flexi disc? Well, here you go; ALL the songs on one disc along with an previously unreleased track. Even bTrevor Strnad/b's arm makes a guest appearance! Enjoy." b"Surgical Remission / Surplus Steel"/b EP (digipak CD) track listing: 01. bA Wraith In The Apparatus/b 02. bIntensive Battery Brooding/b 03. bZochrot/b 04. bLivestock Marketplace/b 05. b1985/b (reprise) b"Surgical Remission / Surplus Steel"/b EP (10-inch black 140-gram gatefold vinyl) Side A: 01. bA Wraith In The Apparatus/b 02. bIntensive Battery Brooding/b Side B: 01. bZochrot/b 02. bLivestock Marketplace/b 03. b1985/b (reprise) b"Surgical Remission / Surplus Steel"/b EP (10-inch silver 140-gram gatefold vinyl) Side A: 01. bA Wraith In The Apparatus/b 02. bIntensive Battery Brooding/b Side B: 01. bZochrot/b 02. bLivestock Marketplace/b 03. b1985/b (reprise) Joining bWalker/b and guitarist bBill Steer/b in bCARCASS/b' current incarnation are drummer bDaniel Wilding/b (bABORTED/b, bTRIGGER THE BLOODSHED/b) and guitarist bBen Ash/b (bPIG IRON/b, bDESOLATION/b, bLIQUEFIED SKELETON/b). In a recent interview with a href="http://www.andrewhaug.com/" target="_blank"AndrewHaug.com/a, bSteer/b stated about whether he has begun thinking ahead to bCARCASS/b' follow-up to b"Surgical Steel"/b: "There's plenty of incentive there. Speaking for myself, I would love to do another record. I've heard bJeff/b [bWalker/b, bass/vocals] say similar things, and I know bDan/b [bWilding/b, drums] would love to. We're just gonna take it as it comes, really, 'cause, obviously, we're still some way into our touring schedule. We're not really gonna be done with that until… I don't know… towards the end of November, I think. So we can't realistically even look at new material until December. We'll take it from there. All I know is we would the next record to be very strong indeed, so as long as it takes, that's all I can say. Not that I am anticipating a long time in the studio, but we'll spend as long writing as we need to. You get very conscious of the passing of time, especially when you're at the age that bJeff/b and myself are at, so you don't wanna waste your time, or the audience's, with something that is mediocre." b"Surgical Steel"/b sold around 8,500 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 41 on The Billboard 200 chart. The CD was released on September 16, 2013 in the U.K., September 13, 2013 in the rest of Europe and September 17, 2013 in North America via bNuclear Blast Records/b. img src="http://assets.blabbermouth.net.s3.amazonaws.com/media/carcasssurgicalsurplusp.jpg" alt="carcasssurgicalsurplusp" width="638" height="638" class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-489274" /
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SLIPKNOT: Video Wrap-Up Of This Year's KNOTFEST

November 21, 2014 - 16:53
A three-minute video wrap-up of this year's edition of bSLIPKNOT/b's bKnotfest/b festival, which was held on October 25-26 in Devore, California, can be seen below. The bVixlet/b-sponsored bGTV Knotfest/b simulcast included bSLIPKNOT/b's two full performances, as well as select songs from most of the bands performing at the festival. Saturday and Sunday were each highlighted by bSLIPKNOT/b's unique closing sets on Stage 001, featuring brand new music from their latest album, b".5: The Gray Chapter"/b and an entirely new stage set and experience. More than 20,000 people reportedly packed the San Manuel Amphitheater for bKnotfest/b U.S. — powered by bRockstar Energy Drink/b — which featured a massive lineup of over 50 bands playing on five stages on Saturday and Sunday. bSLIPKNOT/b was joined by some of the biggest names in metal, including bDANZIG/b, bFIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH/b, bVOLBEAT/b, bANTHRAX/b, bBLACK LABEL SOCIETY/b, bIN THIS MOMENT/b, bKILLSWITCH ENGAGE/b, bOF MICE MEN/b, bTESTAMENT/b, bFEAR FACTORY/b, bHATEBREED/b, bNAPALM DEATH/b, bATREYU/b, bHELLYEAH/b, and dozens more. The festival was an epic experience for Maggots and metalheads even apart from the five stages of earsplitting music, with the bSLIPKNOT/b-curated Slipknot Museum, the Fire Zone, Ring Of Fire carnival ride, Thunderdome, Fitz Army Freestyle Motocross Show, Junk Car Drum Circle, and more. In addition, Friday night's VIP Pre-Party Bash featured exclusive performances from bSUICIDE SILENCE/b, bTHE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER/b, bBUTCHER BABIES/b and more for those that purchased VIP or Camping Packages. Based on the overwhelming success of bKnotfest/b U.S. 2014, discussions are underway for a possible return to Southern California in 2015. div align=center iframe width="638" height="359" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/ICxk-ENZHrQ" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen/iframe /div
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AEROSMITH's STEVEN TYLER To Perform At 'Nobel Peace Prize Concert'

November 21, 2014 - 16:30
bNobel Peace Prize Concert/b organizers have announced that iconic songwriter and prolific singer bSteven Tyler/b, hip-hop star bQueen Latifah/b, Bollywood sensation bUstad Rahat Fateh Ali Khan/b, British soul singer bLaura Mvula/b, Norway's bGabrielle/b, the inspirational bGirls Of The World/b, and a sparkling Bollywood number will entertain audiences at the bNobel Peace Prize Concert/b on December 11 in the Oslo Spektrum arena. It was announced earlier that the Concert will be hosted by bQueen Latifah/b. "We are thrilled to have these great artists at this year's bNobel Peace Prize Concert/b," said bGeir Lundestad/b, Director of the Norwegian Nobel Institute. "This year we will focus more than ever before on the Prize winners. The reason for the Concert is to honor them and we have two such eloquent winners with such dramatic stories to tell! We will showcase music from their home countries with a Bollywood celebration in addition to our major international stars bQueen Latifah/b and bSteven Tyler/b." This year's bNobel Peace Prize Concert/b will honor bKailash Satyarthi/b and bMalala Yousafzai/b, chosen by the Norwegian Nobel Committee for "their struggle against the oppression of children and young people, and for the right of all children to education." Executive producer bOdd Arvid Strømstad/b noted that there is tremendous interest in this year's Prize winners which provides the opportunity to showcase some of the best artists from Pakistan and India, in addition to a multi-talented host and artists. "I am excited to bring rock 'n' roll to this incredible night, honoring some of the world's most courageous activists," said bSteven Tyler/b. This is the twenty-first bNobel Peace Prize Concert/b, which is a musical celebration honoring the year's Nobel Peace Prize laureates. The Concert is broadcast to a global audience and reaches up to 350 million households and 100 countries. Over the years, the Concert has featured top global artists, including bPaul McCartney/b, bRihanna/b, bSting/b, bSantana/b, bAlicia Keys/b, bWillie Nelson/b, bAnnie Lennox/b, bWyclef Jean/b, bAndrea Bocelli/b, bJosh Groban/b, bBON JOVI/b, bA-HA/b, bBernhoft/b and bYoussou N'Dour/b. The bNobel Peace Prize/b is the most prestigious award in the world, honoring icons such as bMother Teresa/b, bNelson Mandela/b, bMikhail Gorbachev/b, bArchbishop Desmond Tutu/b, bBarack Obama/b, bKofi Annan/b, bAl Gore/b and other prominent individuals and organizations.
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FOO FIGHTERS Release EMPEROR-Inspired Christmas Sweaters

November 21, 2014 - 14:58
bFOO FIGHTERS/b are offering their own contribution to this year's "ugly Christmas sweater," a ubiquitous feature of the holiday season which began to sprout up in the last several decades. "Ugly Christmas sweater" or "tacky Christmas sweater" parties have been a holiday staple for several years, but there have been very few places to actually buy these sweaters. That has since changed, according to bTime/b magazine, which reports that vintage stores, the bSalvation Army/b, and bGoodwill/b are reaping the benefits of this craze, as are fast-fashion shops like bHM/b and high-end retailers such as bNordstrom/b. The market for ugly Christmas sweaters is so large that several stores even exist solely for the purpose of selling the the festive apparel. The bFOO FIGHTERS/b 2014 "ugly Christmas sweater" features a black metal gingerbread man and the bFOO FIGHTERS/b name written in bEMPEROR/b-inspired typeface. To purchase your own bFOO FIGHTERS/b "ugly Christmas sweater," you can pick it up for $30 at a href="http://shop.foofighters.com/collections/featured/products/ginger-metal-sweatshirt-cardinal" target="_blank"the band's webshop/a.
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KORN's MUNKY, LUZIER 'Would Love' To See PANTERA 'Reunion' With ZAKK WYLDE On Guitar

November 21, 2014 - 14:37
During a July 2014 interview with bJo Schüftan/b of bHorns Up Rocks!/b, bKORN/b guitarist bJames "Munky" Shaffer/b and drummer bRay Luzier/b were asked for their opinion on the possibility of a hypothetical bPANTERA/b reunion featuring bZakk Wylde/b (bBLACK LABEL SOCIETY/b, bOZZY OSBOURNE/b) filling in for the late b"Dimebag" Darrell Abbott/b on guitar. "I would love to be a part of that show," bMunky/b responded (see video below). "Yeah, that would be insane." "bZakk/b, he'd be the perfect [guy to do it]," bRay/b added. "'Cause he… To this day, every time I talk to bZakk/b, he's always looking to the sky, he kisses the sky towards bDime/b. I don't think he ever got over it. He never, ever got over it." "Maybe this is a good way for him to put some closure on it," bMunky/b said. "It's an homage and also it's a good way to celebrate the life and the music [bDimebag/b] left us with. I think [there isn't] a better memorial than to kind of resurrect those songs. I'd be there in a fucking minute [if it happened]." Former bPANTERA/b and current bHELLYEAH/b drummer bVinnie Paul Abbott/b was dismissive about the prospect of a bPANTERA/b reunion when he spoke to Germany's bEMP Rock Invasion/b earlier in the year. He said: "It's unfortunate that people go, 'Oh, wow, man, they can get bZakk Wylde/b to jump up there on stage and it's bPANTERA/b again.' No, it's not, you know. It's not that simple. If bEddie Van Halen/b was to get shot in the head four times next week, would everybody be going, 'Hey, man, bZakk/b, go play for bVAN HALEN/b. Just call it bVAN HALEN/b.' You see what I'm saying? I mean, it's really selfish for people to think that, and it's stupid. It's not right at all." He continued: "They call it a reunion for a reason. It's called bringing the original members back to what it was. So there's a lot of these things that they call reunions that aren't really reunions. They've got one dude from the band floating around in them, you know. That's not a true reunion. With bPANTERA/b, it'll never be possible." bDimebag/b's longtime girlfriend bRita Haney/b in 2011 called on bVinnie/b and former bPANTERA/b singer bPhilip Anselmo/b to settle their differences in honor of bDimebag/b, who was shot and killed by a crazed gunman while performing with bDAMAGEPLAN/b at a Columbus, Ohio rock club in December 2004. bVinnie/b, who is bDimebag/b's brother, and bAnselmo/b have not spoken since bPANTERA/b split in 2003. But the relationship got even more acrimonious when bVinnie/b indirectly blamed bPhilip/b for bDimebag/b's death, suggesting that some remarks the vocalist had made about bDimebag/b in print just weeks earlier might have incited bDimebag/b's killer. bHaney/b told the producers of b"Behind The Music Remastered: Pantera"/b that she forgave the singer after they found themselves unexpectedly face to face at a concert in California. div align=center iframe width="638" height="359" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/TQO6DzmIcjc" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen/iframe /div
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KXM Featuring KORN, KING'S X, Ex-DOKKEN Members: 'Faith Is A Room' Video Released

November 21, 2014 - 13:46
b"Faith Is A Room"/b, the new bJamie Brown/b-directed video from bKXM/b, the project featuring drummer bRay Luzier/b (bKORN/b), bassist/vocalist bDoug Pinnick/b (bKING'S X/b) and guitarist bGeorge Lynch/b (bLYNCH MOB/b, bDOKKEN/b), can be seen below. The song is taken from the band's self-titled debut album, which sold around 9.800 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 31 on The Billboard 200 chart. b"KXM"/b was released on March 11 via bRat Pak Records/b. The CD was produced by bKXM and /bbChris Collier/b, who is known for his work with bLYNCH MOB/b, bLita Ford/b and bTommy Bolin/b, to name a few. bKXM/b takes its name from the combination of the members' other projects: K from bKORN/b, X from bKING'S X/b and M from bLYNCH MOB/b. In an interview with bRevolver/b magazine, bLuzier/b, bLynch/b and bPinnick spoke about how /bbKXM/b came together. "I had a birthday party for my son and invited a bunch of friends and musicians," bRay/b said. "bDoug/b and bGeorge/b ended up in my home studio picking up my guitars and jamming around a bit. bGeorge/b said, 'We should all do a record together sometime,' and I said, 'That would be a dream come true!' "I've been a huge bKING'S X/b fan for decades and have been following bGeorge/b and had respected his playing for decades. We just tried to figure out everyone's schedules to make it happen. I give it up for bGeorge/b for being so persistent in getting this going. bKORN/b tours all year, every year, and with bDoug/b and bGeorge/b's crazy schedules, it's just awesome that we made it happen. I'm very pleased with the result." bPinnick/b added: "bGeorge/b was the instigator. bRay/b and I have known each other for quite a while and always talked about doing something together, but bGeorge/b brought it up at bRay/b's party and we agreed. bGeorge/b got after it and bRay/b did the same! Before I knew it, we were in a studio in the mountains, got a record deal, a video and a CD. As they say in Texas, 'You gotta get after it!' bGeorge/b has an incredible amount of energy and humor, and he gets things done. I've learned a lot from him. He's a true genius with the heart of a saint — and he comes up with some crazy guitar parts." bLynch/b said: "When you're working as a pro musician in L.A., you're frequently running into other players who you know and respect. A lot of times, the 'dream band' conversation comes up. It's fun to talk about. A lot of times, it's the alcohol talking. But the reality for most of us is that we're locked into other commitments and obligations that in the cold light of day don't really afford us the time or flexibility to pull off these projects that look great on paper. "I'm not trying to take credit here, but I gotta honestly say I was determined to follow through and at least push hard enough to see if we could get any momentum going. bRay/b jumped right in and was obviously really excited about making it happen, despite his insanely busy schedule with bKORN/b. I think for bDoug/b, it was sort of like, 'Well, yeah, sure, I'll invest some time and energy into this,' but I don't think he realized how profound and potentially musically rewarding and even important bKXM/b could become. But as the writing and recording started to happen and evolve, he became like a little kid in a candy store!" b"KXM"/b track listing: 01. bStars/b 02. bRescue Me/b 03. bGunfight/b 04. bNever Stop/b 05. bFaith Is A Room/b 06. bI'll Be OK/b 07. bSleep/b 08. bLove/b 09. bBurn/b 10. bDo It Now/b 11. bHuman Friction/b 12. bTranquilize/b (bonus track) 13. bRescue Me/b (radio edit) (bonus track) div align=center iframe width="638" height="359" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/syySR57Koi0" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen/iframe /div div align=center iframe width="638" height="359" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/hW-kV_G-rEQ" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen/iframe /div img src="http://assets.blabbermouth.net.s3.amazonaws.com/media/kxmselftitled_638.jpg" alt="kxmselftitled_638" width="638" height="638" class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-468765" /
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HINDER: 'Hit The Ground' Lyric Video Released

November 21, 2014 - 13:38
Oklahoma-based rockers bHINDER/b have signed with bThe End Records/b. The band's new single, b"Hit The Ground"/b, will be released on November 24 and will be followed by a full-length album in 2015. The official b"Hit The Ground"/b lyric video can be seen below. Comments bHINDER/b drummer bCody Hanson/b: "We couldn't be more excited to team up with bThe End/b for our new release. It's a great feeling to develop a partnership that shares such knowledge and passion about the music." bJoe "Blower" Garvey/b, bMark King/b, bMike Rodden/b and bCody Hanson/b entered the studio with their new singer, bNolan Neal/b, in the spring to record a brand new effort that was co-produced by bHanson/b and bMarshal Dutton/b. There are no boundaries, and every idea was fair game throughout the process. bHanson/b says: "We like to think we can do anything. We don't want to be stuck in a rut with one type of sound or formula. One song might have a country influence, while another might have a pop influence. Then there are some heavy metal moments. We have every element covered on this record. You've got to do what's best for the song." In addition to finding a new label home, bHINDER/b has partnered with veteran manager bMark Adelman/b of bCareer Artist Management/b. After nearly a decade, bHINDER/b is stronger than ever. bHanson/b concludes: "This band was built around a strong core of hard work and friendship. Like it or not, we're going to be around for a long time." bHINDER/b parted ways with singer bAustin Winkler/b in November 2013. bWinkler/b left the lineup during a tour earlier last year for what was said to be "personal reasons," although it was later confirmed that the hard-partying vocalist had entered rehab for the second time in his career. bJared Weeks/b from bSAVING ABEL/b filled in for bWinkler/b on what was then a temporary basis. bHINDER/b spent much of 2013 on the road in support of its fourth album, b"Welcome To The Freakshow"/b, which came out in 2012. div align=center iframe width="638" height="359" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/ZTDU214P_VE" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen/iframe /div img src="http://assets.blabbermouth.net.s3.amazonaws.com/media/hinderhitthegroundsingle.jpg" alt="hinderhitthegroundsingle" width="300" height="300" class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-488038" /
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Ex-IRON MAIDEN Singer PAUL DI'ANNO: 'Running Free' Is Basically My Song

November 21, 2014 - 13:31
bGreg Prato/b of a href="http://www.songfacts.com/blog/interviews/paul_di_anno_ex-iron_maiden_/" target="_blank"Songfacts/a recently conducted an interview with former bIRON MAIDEN/b singer bPaul Di'Anno/b. A couple of excerpts from the chat follow below. bSongfacts/b: Do you still enjoy singing the bMAIDEN/b classics? bPaul/b: Yeah, I do. There are days where you don't really want to do it. You feel like, "Oh God, what am I doing?" You know, we've done it for so long on and off and I've been lazy — I don't make records, which I should do! I just think, Oh God, I'm going to be stuck doing this for the rest of my life. There are days when I say, "I don't want to do this," but as soon as I get on the stage, everything's fine. We play a lot heavier, as well. bSongfacts/b: How would you describe the songwriting in bIRON MAIDEN/b? bPaul/b: Well, it's [bIRON MAIDEN/b bassist] bSteve Harris/b, isn't it? [iLaughs/i] bSteve/b's band, bSteve/b's rules, bSteve/b does what he wants, and if you're lucky, you get to write the odd song. bSongfacts/b: But as far as the songs that you had a hand in writing, such as b"Remember Tomorrow"/b and also b"Running Free"/b, was it the lyrics that you contributed? bPaul/b: Yeah, I did some of that. b"Running Free"/b is basically my song. I asked bSteve/b to play this certain bass line, he did, and I actually ended up getting a songwriting credit. I thought, "Oh... great!" But bSteve/b would have an idea and I would make up some lyrics on the spot, or make up some sort of melody line, and then we'd just carry on with it after. bSongfacts/b: Regarding the song b"Running Free"/b, did you pretty much write all the music, as well? bPaul/b: Yeah. I had the idea for it all. I stole the idea off of bGary Glitter/b, with a drumbeat and stuff like that. I wanted that kind of vibe and feel for it. It's quite simple. I think it was b"Rock And Roll, Parts One And Two"/b — it was the same drum beat, we just sped it up a little bit. Read the entire interview at a href="http://www.songfacts.com/blog/interviews/paul_di_anno_ex-iron_maiden_/" target="_blank"Songfacts/a. div align=center iframe width="638" height="359" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/fqswy6BC4oM" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen/iframe /div
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Video: MICHAEL SCHENKER'S TEMPLE OF ROCK Performs New Song 'Vigilante Man' In Vauréal

November 21, 2014 - 13:09
Fan-filmed video footage of bMICHAEL SCHENKER'S TEMPLE OF ROCK/b, the band led by legendary German guitarist bMichael Schenker/b (bSCORPIONS/b, bUFO/b), performing a brand new song, b"Vigilante Man"/b, on November 14 at Le Forum in Vauréal, France can be seen below. The track will appear on bMICHAEL SCHENKER'S TEMPLE OF ROCK/b's next studio album, titled b"Spirit On A Mission"/b, which is tentatively due in early 2015. bMICHAEL SCHENKER'S TEMPLE OF ROCK/b features bSchenker/b alongside vocalist bDoogie White/b, guitarist/keyboardist bWayne Findlay/b, bassist bFrancis Buchholz/b and drummer bHerman Rarebell/b. bMICHAEL SCHENKER'S TEMPLE OF ROCK/b's last CD, b"Bridge The Gap"/b, marked the first time bSchenker/b and fellow ex-bSCORPIONS/b members bBuchholz/b and bRarebell/b appeared on the same album since the classic 1979 bSCORPIONS/b LP b"Lovedrive"/b. Asked if he is more comfortable as a solo artist or playing in an established group, bSchenker/b told bGuitar World/b magazine: "Definitely as a solo artist. "It was very important for me to create bMSG/b, which I did for creative freedom. It let me express myself in so many ways and not be held down by any one particular type of monster machine. "I hate being a box, and I'm glad I didn't get stuck in one for my entire career. "I love the fact that I don't know what's going to happen next for me. And that's the difference between me and my brother [bSCORPIONS/b guitarist bRudolf Schenker/b]: he looks at the big picture, I look at the details. We're opposites, even though we have the same genes and share a lot of the same emotions when it comes to music." Regarding how he came to join the bSCORPIONS/b, bMichael/b said: "My brother always got me my gigs in the early days. I had been in bands since I was 11, and one day my brother told me that he wanted me to hook up with this great singer he knew, and that was bKlaus Meine/b. bRudolf/b introduced us, and we started a band together called bTHE COPERNICUS/b. Our rehearsal space was right next to the bSCORPIONS/b, and one day we were rehearsing and they were listening to us — their singer was late for rehearsal — and they approached bKlaus/b and me about joining the band, and we did." div align=center iframe width="638" height="359" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/d6H-DH4I68c" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen/iframe /div
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JOHN CORABI Plays MÖTLEY CRÜE Songs During Warm-Up Set For 20th-Anniversary Tour (Video)

November 21, 2014 - 12:44
This past Tuesday, November 18, bJohn Corabi/b, former lead singer of bMÖTLEY CRÜE/b, bTHE SCREAM/b and bUNION/b, played a surprise warm-up show for his upcoming tour during which he will celebrate the 20th anniversary of the bMÖTLEY CRÜE/b album that he appeared on by performing most of the songs from the LP with his backing band. The set, which took place McGuinness in Nashville, Tennessee, consisted of the songs b"Poison Apples"/b, b"Hammered"/b, b"Welcome To The Numb"/b, b"Droppin' Like Flies"/b, b"Smoke The Sky"/b and b"Hooligan's Holiday"/b. Check out fan-filmed video footage of the Nashville set below. bCorabi/b originally joined bCRÜE/b in 1992 as the replacement for the group's original singer, bVince Neil/b, who was fired due to personal differences. With bCorabi/b on vocals, bMÖTLEY CRÜE/b released one critically acclaimed full-length CD, which ended up being a commercial failure in the wake of grunge despite a Top-Ten placing on the album chart. When bNeil/b returned to the fold in 1997, bCorabi/b was left on his own and formed the band bUNION/b with ex-bKISS/b guitarist bBruce Kulick/b. Speaking to bBrian Sword/b of b"The Double Stop Podcast"/b, bCorabi/b said: "I don't know if we can do the whole record, because there's a song on the record [b'Welcome To The Numb'/b] that the way we recorded it, it's just… We recorded it bPro Tools/b in pieces, so there's three different pieces in three different tunings, so it's physically impossible to do that song live. And when I say tunings, it's, like, open tuning, then we tune the guitars regular, then we tune the guitars regular with, like, two strings off. It's weird; it's just crazy. So, basically, what we're gonna do is, in my timespan with bMÖTLEY/b, during that first record, we recorded about, probably about 23 or 24 songs in total, so there's more than enough material for me to replace that one song with one of the other ones. And there's a couple of other songs that I wrote for the b'Generation Swine'/b record that I could put into that as well. So I'm just saying basically the bMÖTLEY/b '94 material, and just leave it like a wide-open canvas. So we can do, instead of doing b'Welcome To The Numb'/b, maybe we'll do, like, b'Let Us Pray'/b or b'10,000 Miles Away'/b or something like that, one of those bonus tracks that wasn't on the initial record." He continued: "I'm not gonna go out and do the bMÖTLEY/b '94 record in its entirety, from top to bottom, in the order that you heard it on the record. I'm just saying I'm gonna go out and play one full set of the '94 material. Like, stuff that was recorded and written while I was in the band. I still think it's gonna be cool, you know what I mean?! We're gonna do the entire record except one song, and then we'll have probably about another nine or ten songs that weren't on the record, they were bonus tracks or on box sets or all this other shit." bCorabi/b recently spoke to Philadelphia's b93.3 WMMR/b radio station about the possibility of collaborating again with bMick Mars/b on the bMÖTLEY CRÜE/b guitarist's forthcoming solo album. "I don't know what he wants to do musically, but at the end of the day, I love bMick Mars/b — he's one of the sweetest human beings you'll ever meet in your life — and anything I can do to help him with his solo record, I would be more than happy to do," bCorabi/b said. "I appreciate the fact that bMick/b has been just stupidly supportive of what we did in the past, and I appreciate bMick/b's talent as a guitar player; I think he's totally underrated. And anything I can do to help him, he's more than willing to help me with what I wanna do. So we'll have to see where it goes from there." In a 2012 interview, bMars/b stated about bMÖTLEY CRÜE/b's 1994 self-titled album: "I thought that was probably… To me, and I can only speak for me, I think that was probably the best album we've done. Musical-wise, the songs, I felt, were strong. And just musically, to me, it was, I guess, my bBEATLES/b 'White Album'; that's kind of how I feel about that one. I'm not saying that any of my other albums are crummy or anything like that — I love every album that we did — but that one just has a special thing for me." div align=center iframe width="638" height="359" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/DAdd8xRj78A" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen/iframe /div div align=center iframe width="638" height="359" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/K10MN3LJDMk" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen/iframe /div div align=center iframe width="638" height="359" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/4nGpEJ6Zk_s" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen/iframe /div img src="http://assets.blabbermouth.net.s3.amazonaws.com/media/johncorabi94poster.jpg" alt="johncorabi94poster" width="606" height="960" class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-489227" /
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JUDAS PRIEST's IAN HILL: 'We Knew' ROB HALFORD Was Gay Before He Publicly Acknowledged It

November 21, 2014 - 12:24
In a brand new interview with the a href=" http://www.westword.com/slideshow/judas-priest-and-steel-panther-at-1stbank-center-42065202/#1" target="_blank"Denver Westword/a, bJUDAS PRIEST/b bassist bIan Hill/b spoke about bRob Halford/b's decision to reveal more than 15 years ago that the singer was homosexual. During a 1998 interview with bMTV/b, bHalford/b addressed the subject of his sexuality publicly for the first time, telling the music channel: "I think that most people know that I've been a gay man all of my life, and that it's only been in recent times that it's an issue that I feel comfortable to address, and an issue that has been with me ever since recognizing my own sexuality." Asked if he and the rest of bJUDAS PRIEST/b members were shocked by bHalford/b's revelation, bHill/b said: "Oh no, we knew. I think most of the people that knew him knew as well. It's always been his choice. He chose to keep it to himself for a lot of years and he had his reasons for that. He thought it would be better if he kept it under wraps, maybe. None of us were going to stand in his way but he decided he wanted to keep it to himself." bHalford/b recently told a href="http://www.pressofatlanticcity.com/attheshore/headliners/metal-gods-judas-priest-make-a-c-debut-at-harrah/article_1bca6b16-4f0e-11e4-9bac-c731be7471a9.html" target="_blank"The Press Of Atlantic City/a that he expected metal fans to alienate him when he first spoke about his homosexuality. "I probably deluded myself into thinking I would get rejection," he said. "Nothing could have been further from the truth." He continued: "When you make that choice of stepping out and facing the issue of disclosure, you do create this kind of self-imposed negative fear. It's unfortunate it still happens today. 'Do I step out and say I'm a gay guy?' But you have got to do it and live your life on your terms and no one else's terms. Don't say you can't do this and you are worried about people being offended. If they push you away, then they push you away. Grab life by the horns and tell them, 'Take me for what I am and who I am and if you don't like it, that's your thing. Not my thing.'" He added: "If I had been in the band at the time … I think when it happened was a good moment. The fans were amazing." After the release of bJUDAS PRIEST/b's 1990 album b"Painkiller"/b, bHalford/b wanted to do a solo record, but the rest of the group wouldn't let him. So he left the band and did it anyway, while his bandmates continued without him. bPRIEST/b recruited vocalist bTim "Ripper" Owens/b in 1996 and released two studio albums, 1997's b"Jugulator"/b and 2001's b"Demolition"/b, before reuniting with bRob/b in 2003.
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ALL THAT REMAINS Frontman Collaborated With Producer On Lyrics For 'The Order Of Things'

November 21, 2014 - 11:58
Massachusetts metallers bALL THAT REMAINS/b will release their seventh studio album, titled b"The Order Of Things"/b, on February 24, 2015 via bRazor Tie/b. The new disc follows up 2012's b"A War You Cannot Win"/b and marks the first time that singer bPhil Labonte/b collaborated on his lyrics, in this case with producer bJosh Wilbur/b. bLabonte/b told bThe Pulse Of Radio/b how that worked out. "He's the first guy that I collaborated lyrically with," he said. "It's always been a situation where we'll come up with vocal ideas, maybe cadences, and I'll come up with the ideas and words that go into it. So this record has really been vocally the most collaboration I've ever had from a producer/writer, working with, you know, the songs we came up with." The band has already issued a new song from the album called b"No Knock"/b. Although bLabonte/b said in a recent interview that he thought b"A War You Cannot Win"/b "sucked," it did yield the hit singles b"Stand Up"/b and b"What If I Was Nothing"/b, which got to No. 1 and No. 2 respectively on the rock radio airplay chart. bLabonte/b said about the music on the new disc, "Personally, I think we have a lot of songs that are better." The outspoken frontman also hinted at tension with the band's record label, explaining, "One of the label guys was, like, 'Are you okay with these lyrics?' And he wasn't asking me, he was asking bJosh/b… I'm like, 'So you're going to criticize my art? Go fuck yourself. Now, not only am I not interested in what you're going to say about this song — I'm not interested in what you're going to say about anything else.'" bALL THAT REMAINS/b has yet to announce tour plans behind the new disc. div align=center iframe width="638" height="359" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/wxqQhxK35WY" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen/iframe /div
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REVOLUTION SAINTS Featuring JOURNEY, NIGHT RANGER, Ex-WHITESNAKE/DIO Members: More Debut Album Details

November 21, 2014 - 11:20
bDeen Castronovo/b (bJOURNEY/b, bOZZY OSBOURNE/b, bBAD ENGLISH/b, bHARDLINE/b), bJack Blades/b (bNIGHT RANGER/b, bDAMN YANKEES/b, bSHAW/BLADES/b) and bDoug Aldrich/b (bWHITESNAKE/b, bDIO/b, bBURNING RAIN/b) have joined forces in bREVOLUTION SAINTS/b, a new project which recently completed recording its self-titled debut album for a February 24, 2015 release via bFrontiers/b. The CD, which was produced by bAlessandro Del Vecchio/b (bHARDLINE/b), features bCastronovo/b on lead vocals and drums, bBlades/b on bass and vocals, and bAldrich/b on guitar. Already well known for his drum talents for his work with bJOURNEY/b, bBAD ENGLISH/b and more, bDeen/b's excellent vocal talents are also in the spotlight on the bREVOLUTION SAINTS/b release. On bass (and co-lead vocals on a few tracks), bBlades/b is well known for his melodic-yet-hard-rocking approach to songwriting and playing via multiple classic albums by his main band bNIGHT RANGER/b, as well as with the bDAMN YANKEES/b and the bSHAW/BLADES/b releases. On guitar, bAldrich/b was excited to lend his fiery blues guitar attack to such a unique and melodic band. bDoug/b, who recently left bWHITESNAKE/b after a fruitful 12-year run, has a deep pedigree and is one of today's most respected guitarists, having previously played with bDIO/b. You can tell by the name (and the names involved) that this is not going to be your average rock 'n' roll album. It is a record that brings back the classic melodic rock style to where it should be: inspiring, uplifting vocals, soaring melodies and musicianship to die for. Or more simply, it is completely badass. The project was initially the vision of bFrontiers/b president bSerafino Perugino/b, who for years had hoped to work on a project where bDeen/b would be the lead vocalist. Having previously worked with all three artists on different projects on bFrontiers/b, getting bDeen/b, bJack/b and bDoug/b together was a dream come true for the president of the label. With production overseen by in-house bFrontiers/b man bDel Vecchio/b (who also contributed to the songwriting and played keyboards on the album), the recording process happened in Portland, Oregon during the summer of 2014. bREVOLUTION SAINTS/b' music is played with a heart and soul and that highlights the passion and the enthusiasm of three of the best rock and all-around musicians in the game today. bREVOLUTION SAINTS/b is: bDeen Castronovo/b: lead vocals, drums bJack Blades/b: bass, vocals on "Turn Back Time" and "Way To The Sun" bDoug Aldrich/b: guitars Special guests: bAlessandro Del Vecchio/b: keyboards, backing vocals, vocals on "Way To The Sun " bArnel Pineda/b: co-lead vocals on "You're Not Alone" bNeal Schon/b: guitar solo on "Way To The Sun" b"Revolution Saints"/b track listing: 01. bBack On My Trail/b 02. bTurn Back Time/b 03. bYou're Not Alone/b (feat. Arnel Pineda) 04. bLocked Out Of Paradise/b 05. bWay To The Sun/b (feat. Neal Schon) 06. bDream On/b 07. bDon't Walk Away/b 08. bHere Forever/b 09. bStrangers To This Life/b 10. bBetter World /b 11. bHow To Mend A Broken Heart/b 12. bIn The Name Of The Father (Fernando's Song)/b Bonus Tracks (deluxe edition only) 01. bYou Are Not Alone/b (Arnel Pineda version) 02. bWay To The Sun/b (Doug Aldrich version) 03. bYou Are Not Alone/b (Deen Castronovo version) DVD Content (deluxe edition only) 01. Making Of The Album Documentary 02. bTurn Back Time/b (promo video) 03. bBack On My Trail/b (promo video) 04. bHere Forever/b (promo video) 05. bWay to the Sun/b (lyric video) An EPK (Electronic Press Kit) for the album is available below. div align=center iframe width="638" height="359" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/xOKjuLhUkKs" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen/iframe /div img src="http://assets.blabbermouth.net.s3.amazonaws.com/media/revolutionsaintscd2014_0.jpg" alt="revolutionsaintscd2014" width="536" height="539" class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-489219" /
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BATTLE BEAST: Lyric Video For New Song 'Touch In The Night'

November 21, 2014 - 11:07
Finnish female-fronted metallers bBATTLE BEAST/b will release their third studio album, b"Unholy Savior"/b, on January 9, 2015 in Europe and January 13, 2015 in the U.S. via bNuclear Blast/b. The lyric video for the new song b"Touch In The Night"/b can be seen below. Comments bBATTLE BEAST/b bassist bEero Sipilä: "/bb'Touch In The Night'/b is probably the farthest away from typical bBATTLE BEAST/b sound we've ever went. It really sums it up, that in the pre-production phrase went under the nickname 'Alphaville.' If bJUDAS PRIEST/b covered b'Big In Japan'/b, I believe this is where they would end up." He added: "True metal fans hold on to your hats — there’ll be more blast beats for you later!" b"Unholy Savior"/b track listing: 01. bLionheart/b 02. bUnholy Savior/b 03. bI Want The World….And Everything In It/b 04. bMadness/b 05. bSea Of Dreams/b 06. bSpeed And Danger/b 07. bTouch In The Night/b 08. bThe Black Swordsman/b 09. bHero’s Quest/b 10. bFar Far Away/b 11. bAngel Cry/b "I thirst to go further as a human being and the music on this album represents a part of the ongoing spiritual journey — that's what I tend to I call it — which is my road onward," says bBATTLE BEAST/b guitarist and vocalist bAnton Kabanen/b. "Music-wise, the songs have been expanded to a wider area as an effort to call out emotions close to those I myself had during the times of birth of these songs." He adds: "Like always, I wrote songs about the series b'Berserk'/b, as well, and the reason behind writing songs about that particular series is that I can strongly relate to that, especially to certain characters and to their way of thinking and feeling." bBATTLE BEAST/b will embark on a European tour with Swedish metallers bSABATON/b in January. bBATTLE BEAST/b's self-titled sophomore album entered the official chart in the band's home country of Finland at position No. 5. bBATTLE BEAST/b in 2012 parted ways with lead singer bNitte Vänskä/b and replaced her with bNoora Louhimo/b. div align=center iframe width="638" height="359" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/enSmON-pcpA" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen/iframe /div img src="http://assets.blabbermouth.net.s3.amazonaws.com/media/battlebeastunholycd2014.jpg" alt="battlebeastunholycd2014" width="638" height="638" class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-487324" /
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Former MORBID ANGEL Drummer PETE SANDOVAL Says His Christian Beliefs Will Not Affect TERRORIZER

November 21, 2014 - 09:09
Former bMORBID ANGEL/b and current bTERRORIZER/b drummer bPedro "Pete" Sandoval/b, who now lives his life as a born-again Christian, says that his personal beliefs will not affect bTERRORIZER/b's music or lyrical content, explaining that his faith has given him a positive outlook on life. bSandoval/b — who was forced to leave bMORBID ANGEL/b in 2010 after undergoing surgery for a prolapsed disc — told Colombia's a href="http://www.cronicasestigias.com/" target="_blank"Cronicas Estigias/a: "My beliefs [are not] gonna affect bTERRORIZER/b material, because I believe in my personal beliefs and I'm not associating any of my beliefs with whatever message bTERRORIZER/b brings. And the message that bTERRORIZER/b has will not change; it will be the same: about world corruption, this world system… everything that's happening today in the world… [everything that you read about and see on the] news. That's the corruption of the world, that's the way of the world. And bTERRORIZER/b's gonna continue announcing, talking about the reality, the truth of things happening in the world." He continued: "bTERRORIZER/b is not gonna become Christian. I'm not gonna start bringing in stories from the Bible. "bTERRORIZER/b is always gonna be bTERRORIZER/b: extreme grindcore, political lyrics… My beliefs just bring me a positive outlook on life. That's my belief. It gives me hope. For me, it's a great thing that's happened. I was in the dark, and suddenly I saw the light. [So it's] something wonderful [that happened]… So that's all positive, and positive means life, and life means we wanna continue doing… I wanna continue playing." bSandoval/b added: "I'm back, and I feel… in fact, I feel a lot better in my performance and, in the way, health-wise, than I felt ten years ago with bMORBID ANGEL/b. I was having more problems back then with my back than now, and I didn't any outlook on life back then; I was just following whatever everybody was saying it is, you know what I mean?! But now I've got this positive belief… and it just makes me alive again. And I [wanna] keep doing what I'm doing, and I wanna, like… wow, I wanna be better, man. I istill/i wanna get better." bMORBID ANGEL/b bassist/vocalist bDavid Vincent/b told bInvisible Oranges/b in a December 2013 interview that "bPete/b has found Jesus," which meant that bSandoval/b and bMORBID ANGEL/b were no longer "compatible." bSandoval/b is continuing to celebrate the 25th anniversary of bTERRORIZER/b's classic album b"World Downfall"/b by performing the LP in its entirety. He is being joined at the gigs by bLee Harrison/b (bMONSTROSITY/b) and bSam Molina/b. bTERRORIZER/b's latest CD, b"Hordes Of Zombies"/b, was released on February 28, 2012 via the French label bSeason Of Mist/b. div align=center iframe width="100%" height="450" scrolling="no" frameborder="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/177435227amp;auto_play=falseamp;hide_related=falseamp;show_comments=trueamp;show_user=trueamp;show_reposts=falseamp;visual=true"/iframe /div div align=center iframe width="638" height="359" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/44-Ys40orgk" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen/iframe /div
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Video: METALLICA Performs 'Enter Sandman' On 'The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson'

November 21, 2014 - 08:32
bMETALLICA/b performed the song b"Enter Sandman"/b on the fourth night of the band's week-long residency as the musical guests on bCBS-TV/b's b"The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson"/b. Check out video footage of the band's appearance below. On Monday, bMETALLICA/b kicked off its b"Ferguson"/b residency with a performance of b"Hit The Lights"/b, the opening track to its 1983 debut album, b"Kill 'Em All"/b. bLars Ulrich/b and bJames Hetfield/b also sat down with bFerguson/b for an interview. Tuesday saw the band performing b"Fuel"/b and Wednesday featured a performance of b"For Whom The Bell Tolls"/b. bUlrich/b told bFerguson/b he was a big fan of the legendary British rock band bMOTÖRHEAD/b and recalled how a picture of him taken after he vomited on himself ended up on the inner sleeve of a bMOTÖRHEAD/b album. "[bMOTÖRHEAD/b frontman] bLemmy/b [bKilmister/b] came to town," bUlrich/b remembered, "and I was pretty nervous, so [I drank] a couple of shots of straight vodka....So I tried that outside of bLemmy/b's hotel, walked in and a couple of hours later I woke up and I'd been photographed and it ended up on the inner sleeve of the next bMOTÖRHEAD/b album." bUlrich/b also spoke about the upcoming 10th-anniversary release of the two-disc Blu-ray edition of the band's 2004 documentary, b"Metallica: Some Kind Of Monster"/b, which followed the band through the three most turbulent years of their long career, during which they battled through addiction, lineup changes, fan backlash, personal turmoil and the near-disintegration of the group during the making of their b"St. Anger"/b album. "[b'Some Kind Of Monster'/b co-directors bJoe Berlinger/b and bBruce Sinofsky/b] came up to San Francisco to film the process of us making a new record," bUlrich/b recalled. "And then over the course of the next few months, one breakdown after another breakdown occurred." b"The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson"/b airs weeknights at 12:35 a.m. EST. bFerguson/b announced his exit from the program in April, shortly after he was passed over to replace bDavid Letterman/b, who also revealed that he would retire next year. bMETALLICA/b is reportedly getting back to work this fall on its 10th studio album, due out sometime in 2015. bMETALLICA/b will release a limited 12-inch vinyl single of the new song b"The Lords Of Summer"/b on Record Store Day Black Friday, November 28. The single will feature the "first pass" studio version of the song as well as a live take recorded in Rome in July. This collectable vinyl will only be available through independent record stores and bMetallica.com/b. div align=center iframe width="638" height="359" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/xW9IkAnlRow" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen/iframe /div div align=center iframe width="638" height="359" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/oblAv0Ks7xQ" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen/iframe /div div align=center iframe width="638" height="359" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/HDUa8EccBoM" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen/iframe /div div align=center iframe width="638" height="359" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/qv6CNdcRVnU" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen/iframe /div div align=center iframe width="638" height="359" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/MxKtz_lDVSQ" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen/iframe /div
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SLAYER, LAMB OF GOD, MORBID ANGEL Members To Make Cameos In 'Hairmetal Shotgun Zombie Massacre: The Movie'

November 21, 2014 - 07:55
bTom Araya/b (bSLAYER/b), bRandy Blythe/b (bLAMB OF GOD/b) and bDavid Vincent/b (bMORBID ANGEL/b) make cameos in the new heavy metal-horror film called b"Hairmetal Shotgun Zombie Massacre: The Movie"/b. Directed by bJoshua Allan Vargas/b, who has worked on music videos for bDOWN/b, bSOIL/b, bPHILIP H. ANSELMO THE ILLEGALS/b and bWARBEAST/b, the film is about a hair metal band that, while struggling to find its own identity, decides to record its first full-length album is a creepy cabin located in the middle of a notorious cemetery. Chock full of weed, coke, and booze, the band discovers a secret in the cellar and unwittingly open a gate that allows demons to possess the corpses in the surrounding cemetery. Forced to have to survive the night and with the odds getting slimmer, the band must battle hordes of the demonic undead and hope to get a record deal somewhere in the process. b"Hairmetal Shotgun Zombie Massacre: The Movie"/b was written by bJoshua Allan Vargas/b and bJvstin Whitney/b, based on a story by bJvstin Whitney/b. Filming is wrapped and a trailer will be released soon. Several stills from the movie as well as a behind-the-scenes video of the bBlythe/b and bVincent/b cameos being filmed can be seen below. div align=center iframe width="638" height="359" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/DL53pLjiScw" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen/iframe /div img src="http://assets.blabbermouth.net.s3.amazonaws.com/media/hairmetalshotgun5_638.jpg" alt="hairmetalshotgun5_638" width="638" height="478" class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-489199" / img src="http://assets.blabbermouth.net.s3.amazonaws.com/media/hairmetalshotgun4_638.jpg" alt="hairmetalshotgun4_638" width="638" height="478" class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-489200" / img src="http://assets.blabbermouth.net.s3.amazonaws.com/media/hairmetalshotgun3_638.jpg" alt="hairmetalshotgun3_638" width="638" height="478" class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-489201" / img src="http://assets.blabbermouth.net.s3.amazonaws.com/media/hairmetalshotgun2_638.jpg" alt="hairmetalshotgun2_638" width="638" height="478" class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-489202" / img src="http://assets.blabbermouth.net.s3.amazonaws.com/media/hairmetalshotgun1_638.jpg" alt="hairmetalshotgun1_638" width="638" height="478" class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-489203" /
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