“It’s heavy,” says Hammett. “We’ve got some heavy stuff going. It delivers on that front for sure. You know, I would say a lot of it is along the lines of Death Magnetic. A lot of it seems to be going along those lines. But you know, with social media now and everything else, I’m a little bit wary to comment too much on the album, because then people pick up on it. Then, people think that that’s the final definitive statement on what this album is, or how much of it is done, or what it sounds like or whatever – and that’s not really the case. It’s not accurate. [Laughs.] We’re still working on it.”
Devil You Know (ex-Killswitch Engage) will release their sophomore album, They Bleed Red, on November 6 via Nuclear Blast. Head to the replies to hear the first single, "Stay of Execution."
1. Consume The Damned
2. The Way We Die
3. Your Last Breath
4. Stay of Execution
5. Break The Ties
6. Shattered Silence
7. Let The Pain Take Hold
8. Master of None
9. Searching For The Sun
10. How The End Shall Be
11. Broken By The Cold
12. Eye of The Tiger (Cover)
13. I Am Alive
14. We Live
hey talked about the upcoming 30th anniversary of the Reign in Blood album, the chemistry he and Tom Araya have with Paul Bostaph and Gary Holt, the feedback they’re getting on the new music, the statements recently made by Mayhem Fest co-founder, Kevin Lyman, and more. Kerry was also cool enough to answer some questions from a few Southeast Michigan fans.
Iron Maiden will release their 16th album, The Book of Souls, on September 4th via BMG. Clocking in at 92 minutes, the effort marks the band's first double album. Artwork is in the replies.
1. If Eternity Should Fail
2. Speed Of Light
3. The Great Unknown
4. The Red And The Black
5. When The River Runs Deep
6. The Book Of Souls
7. Death Or Glory
8. Shadows Of The Valley
9. Tears Of A Clown
10. The Man Of Sorrows
11. Empire Of The Clouds
A band called The I.L.Y.s released an album this morning called I've always been good at true love, which you can download here. Lots of speculation is going around about how this band is connected to Death Grips, because they are basically the Illuminati of post-industrial pre-future indie music. Speculate in the replies or don't. They don't care.
The fourth and final wave of bands playing New England Metal & Hardcore Festival has been announced. The latest addition includes Cavalera Conspiracy, Corrosion of Conformity, Jasta and Vanna. The full line-up is in the replies.
Even more bands have been added to this year's New England Metal & Hardcore Festival, including On Broken Wings, Vital Remains, I Declare War and Fit For An Autopsy. The full line-up is in the replies.
The 17th annual New England Metal & Hardcore Festival will take place at The Palladium in Worcester, MA on April 17th-19th, 2015. The first wave of bands - including Between the Buried and Me, Exodus, Overcast, Nuclear Assault, For Today, The Color Morale and more - can be found in the replies.
Eyal Levi, producer at Audiohammer Studios whose resume includes The Black Dahlia Murder, August Burns Red, and Whitechapel, has announced a second stop on his "Unstoppable Recording Machine" audio boot camp tour. It will be on December 11th-15th at his Orlando, FL studio with guests Matt Heafy and Joey Sturgis. Registration is on a first come, first served basis.
Brendon Small, creator and primary musician behind the Adult Swim hit show "Metalocalypse," and producer Ulrich Wild (Pantera, White Zombie, Slipknot, Deftones) will host a free two day CreativeLive course next month called "Toontrack Presents: Studio Pas," from 9:00AM-4:00PM PST on November 5th and 6th.
The group will be unrolling the releases in three-album batches each Monday through the end of the year in the order they played the shows, beginning with Bogotá, Colombia. It's also offering a box set of all 27 shows, which will ship in December. All sales will be conducted through the LiveMetallica website.
Eyal Levi, producer at Audiohammer Studios whose resume includes The Black Dahlia Murder, August Burns Red, and Whitechapel, will hold a three-day audio recording workshop next month at RobArnoldWorld Studio in Cleveland, Ohio. The first "Unstoppable Recording Machine" stop will begin October 3, with additional appearances in other cities still in the works. It will show people "exactly what matters when trying to make pro sound recordings." You can now register.
Rock did not die of old age. It was murdered. Some brilliance, somewhere, was going to be expressed, and now it won’t, because it’s that much harder to earn a living playing and writing songs. No one will pay you to do it.
Eyal Levi, producer at Audiohammer Studios whose resume includes The Black Dahlia Murder, August Burns Red, and Whitechapel, will host a three day CreativeLive course on "GearGods Presents: Mastering Metal Mixing." Special guests include Will Putney, Mark Lewis, and Josh Newell. It will stream live at 9:00am-4:00pm PDT on September 29th through October 1st.