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Godsmack 1000hp pre-order available

Posted by Morgan Y Evans - Walking Bombs on Friday, July 25, 2014 at 12:07 PM (PST)

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Robbie from Godsmack today – “Hey guys! #1000hp is now available for pre-order at iTunes”.

Get your orders in HERE. This is gonna be a good album from the Boston hard rock vets. Shannon Larkin is one of the best drummers out there and if you’re still on the ‘Smack (sorry, that was awful…), you know they are a real fan friendly band. Check out a video message from Robbie HERE.

Crank the new single HERE. Sullt kind of recounts the band’s story in the song. A good motivator.

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Black SabbathPretty soon, it’s going to be a year since Black Sabbath released their comeback album 13. In an interview at this year’s edition of the Sweden Rock Festival in Sölvesborg, Sweden, which took place yesterday, frontman Ozzy Osbourne was asked about the band’s future, in which he replied:

“We haven’t really discussed it. It is possible there’s gonna be another album. But we haven’t really sat down and decided what we’re gonna do yet. We just wanna finish this tour and then we’ll see.”

You can watch the interview below.

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Movie Review: Super Duper Alice Cooper

Posted by Morgan Y Evans - Walking Bombs on Thursday, May 29, 2014 at 5:57 AM (PST)

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Super Duper Alice Cooper is a rare rock doc that really nails it. Coherent continuity propelled as much by visual narrative and well edited insights rather than an overly verbose sense of nostalgia, the film fires on all cylinders. This is required viewing for any would be shock rocker or performer who plans to live or play with persona. Alice Cooper is a legend if ever there was one. Some people can handle the 24/7 thing for awhile, but chances are your alter ego will eventually bite you back. There is a reason Bruce Wayne didn’t stay Batman all the time, kids.

There’s a few moments in my “career” as a rock writer that made me feel like all the blood, sweat and tears have been worth it. Getting to talk to Sylvain Sylvain the day former NY Dolls manager Malcolm Mclaren passed away was unexpected and intense. Interviewing my favorite woman in music Jennifer Herrema of Royal Trux/Black Bananas not once but twice. Talking to Jane’s Addiction. But honestly getting an advance copy of this movie and knowing I get to help get the word out on the DVD release is also pretty darn validating and feels fantastic as a long time Alice fan…ever since “Feed My Frankenstein” when I was a kid myself!

The animation,contributors, editing and of course the music is fantastic. We see the rise of the early band from their Beatle Mania influenced days as The Spiders to actually gaining infamy opening for John Lennon to Alice taking on a life beyond the scope of what the band, and probably Vincent Furnier himself, ever imagined. A standout part of the film is when Alice talks in old interview footage about how rock had gone as far as it was gonna go with guitar solos and drum solos and he was pushing it forward. If a boy is gonna go home wearing eye make-up and scare his parents, that was ok.

Click here for more of the film review (and believe me, you want to).

Black Sabbath announces US tour dates

Posted by tyrusrunyan on Tuesday, April 16, 2013 at 6:44 AM (PST)

Black Sabbath logoLegendary heavy metal band Black Sabbath have announced a handful of US tour dates in support of their upcoming album 13. The album is set for release via Vertigo and Republic Records in the US on June 11, 2013.

You can see the tour dates here.

13, which is actually Sabbath’s nineteenth studio album, is the first album since the 1978 album Never Say Die! to feature original singer Ozzy Osbourne and the first Sabbath album since 1995’s Forbidden.

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Black Sabbath detail new album

Posted by Metal Dude on Saturday, April 13, 2013 at 6:38 AM (PST)

black sabbath 13Yes, it’s finally happening – Black Sabbath will release their new album 13 on June 11th, and the heavy metal icons have revealed the record’s artwork and official track listing, which can be viewed here.

13, which was recorded primarily in Los Angeles with producer Rick Rubin, will not only be the first album under the Black Sabbath name since since 1995’s Forbidden, but it will be their first with Ozzy Osbourne on vocals since 1978′s Never Say Die.

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Black Sabbath to release new album, ’13’ on June 11

Posted by longhairedpoet on Thursday, March 14, 2013 at 11:44 AM (PST)

BlackSabbath005 Metal masters Black Sabbath have finally dropped the release date for their newest album. The album, 13, is expected to drop on June 11.

Black Sabbath is also expected to start their world tour with a series of dates kicking off next month in New Zealand, Australia and Japan.

You can find the second studio update here.

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Black Sabbath name new album, reveal session drummer

Posted by Metal Dude on Sunday, January 13, 2013 at 8:11 AM (PST)

Black Sabbath have set 13 as the title of their long-awaited new album, which is expected to arrive in June. They have also revealed who played drums on the record instead of Bill Ward, who decided not participate in the reunion: Brad Wilk from Rage Against the Machine.

13, which was recorded primarily in Los Angeles with producer Rick Rubin, will not only be the first album under the Black Sabbath name since since 1995’s Forbidden, but it will be their first with Ozzy Osbourne on vocals since 1978’s Never Say Die.

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Heavy metallers David Draiman (Disturbed) and Geno Lenardo (formerly of Filter) have teamed up for a new project called Device. Their debut album will have guest stars such as Geezer Butler, Serj Tankian, Tom Morello and more. The full length is expected to drop on April 9th from Warner Bros. Records and will have more of an industrial metal feel.

The touring line-up of Device will be rounded out by Will Hunt (drums – Evanescence) and Virus (lead guitar – Dope).

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Kim Thayil says Soundgarden had “no plans to write a new album”

Posted by Metal Dude on Wednesday, December 19, 2012 at 6:10 PM (PST)

When Hails & Horns asked Soundgarden guitarist how crucial it was for them to play before getting back into the studio, he stated that King Animal was apparently not intended to be a Soundgarden record. He explains:

“We had no plans to write a new album. The sequence of events was: attending to shared properties, our catalog, not having strong iTunes presences, web site, Facebook, we didn’t even have a MySpace account. Our web site from the ’90s was kind of rudimentary and they had lapsed, there was nobody maintaining them. Friends of ours had kids who were in junior high, who were Soundgarden fans, and they’d go into a record store and there weren’t any Soundgarden shirts or posters, but they could find plenty of Alice in Chains and Nirvana crap. Then there were offers to play live that came in and we had to consider them. Playing live is a totally different aspect of being a band than attending to the partnership side of things. Then we become a performing band by playing shows, but I don’t think you can consider us reunited until we became a creative entity and communicated musically with each other, which led to writing, which led to recording. A lot of bands reunite just so they can play a casino or county fairs, they’re not really reunited; they’re just attending to the entertainment aspect of being in a band. There are some bands that are simply that, entertainers and performers. We are a creative enterprise. Since Day One when Soundgarden started it was me, Hiro, and Chris in a room writing songs. Gradually, over time, we had to emphasize playing live and then the business aspects, the legal and financial and stuff you have to pay attention to, management and record company and all that stuff. So that’s the way the band grew, from creative, to performing to business concerns. Then the band breaks up. Then when we got back together we did things in reverse order.”

King Animal, which surfaced last month, marked Soundgarden’s first studio album since Down on the Upside, released in 1996 on A&M Records. King Animal was released on Universal Republic.

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Dave Grohl to direct video for Soundgarden’s “By Crooked Steps”

Posted by Metal Dude on Tuesday, December 18, 2012 at 7:52 PM (PST)

Soundgarden have begun filming a video for what appears to be their next single “By Crooked Steps”, with Dave Grohl (Nirvana and Foo Fighters) directing it. No further more information is currently available.

“By Crooked Steps” is taken from Soundgarden’s acclaimed reunion album King Animal, which surfaced last month and was their first full-length since 1996’s Down on the Upside.

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Ozzy Osbourne records vocals on new Black Sabbath album

Posted by Metal Dude on Tuesday, December 4, 2012 at 7:27 PM (PST)

Heavy metal icon Ozzy Osbourne spent part of his 64th birthday yesterday recording vocals on the long-awaited new Black Sabbath record, which will be their first release with him in more than 30 years. A photo of Ozzy in the studio laying down tracks on the new record can be seen here.

The new Sabbath album doesn’t have a release date, but it’s supposed to be out next year. Not only will it be the first album under the Black Sabbath name since 1995’s Forbidden, but it’s also their first with Ozzy on vocals since 1978’s Never Say Die.

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Soundgarden stream new album “King Animal” in full

Posted by Metal Dude on Tuesday, November 6, 2012 at 7:30 PM (PST)

Reunited Grunge kings Soundgarden are streaming their hotly-anticipated new record King Animal in its entirety and you can give it a listen at NME or iTunes.

Soundgarden co-produced King Animal, which is due for release next week, with longtime friend and producer Adam Kasper (who has also worked with fellow Seattle band Pearl Jam) and recorded at Studio X in Seattle, and it was mixed by Joe Barresi (Queens of the Stone Age, The Melvins, Tool) in Pasadena, California.

King Animal is Soundgarden’s first studio album since Down on the Upside, which was released in 1996 on A&M Records. Contrary to prior belief, the album won’t be released on their longtime home A&M; instead, it will be released on Universal Republic.

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Deep Cuts : Soundgarden

Posted by Morgan Y Evans - Walking Bombs on Saturday, October 27, 2012 at 12:35 PM (PST)

For the second installment in the Metal Riot “Deep Cuts” series (the first was Korn), we are going to look into the stunning catalogue of one of grunge and heavy metal’s most revered bands, Soundgarden. With King Animal (the long hoped for return record) due to soon be released to the hungry masses, it is only fair to thank Soundgarden for a great career of massive, inspiring jams by showcasing them as the next artist in this column.

From their early days with the raw, unhinged glory of Screaming Life to the more polished but still brilliant compositions on Down On The Upside, they truly have never made a bad record. With many bands taking the path of least resistance when it comes to creative choices these days, we are lucky for true music like this as an eternal rebuke.

There is so much to choose from, but click HERE to see which three cuts made “Deep Cuts”.

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Details on new Black Sabbath album surface

Posted by Metal Dude on Thursday, October 18, 2012 at 7:53 PM (PST)

An article on Metal Injection is reporting that SiriusXM Liquid Metal DJ Jose Mangin visited Black Sabbath in the studio where they are now recording their anticipated new record, which, as many of you know, will feature Ozzy Osbourne on vocals for the first time in 35 years. The article itself states:

“The band is currently in the studio recording vocals with Rick Rubin. There are 15 songs that have been written, and according to Geezer Butler, 12 of them will make the record, most likely with the additional three serving as bonus tracks for different special editions.

Apparently, guitarist Tony Iommi completed all 15 guitar tracks during the band’s sessions in England earlier this year, and judging by the way most bands record, that would mean drums are done as well. Ozzy and Geezer are working to complete the tracks in five song increments, with the first five being worked on currently.

Ozzy is tracking vocals, with bassist Geezer Butler writing all the lyrics. One song title has been confirmed and it’s “God Is Dead.”

As for guitarist Tony Iommi, Ozzy mentioned that he spoke to Iommi recently and he is in good sprits and recovery is coming along very well from his cancer scare earlier this year.”

The new Sabbath album doesn’t have a release date, but it’s supposed to be out next year. Not only will it be the first album under the Black Sabbath name since 1995’s Forbidden, but it’s also their first with Ozzy on vocals since 1978’s Never Say Die. We recently listed the new Sabbath album as #1 in our “Top 20 Most Anticipated Metal Albums of 2013” list.

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Metal Riot Exclusive: Top 20 Most Anticipated Metal Albums of 2013

Posted by Metal Dude on Tuesday, October 16, 2012 at 8:10 PM (PST)

Even with an amazing year of releases behind us, it’s hard not to wonder what metal would be like in 2013. The promise of a new Black Sabbath album is moving along great, Tool have been promising a new album for many years, and the chances of new albums from Guns N’ Roses and AC/DC appear to be positive — well, your guess is as good as ours, but we think it’ll happen!

Because 2012 ends in two months, I have decided to create a list called Top 20 Most Anticipated Metal Albums of 2013. Who would you like to see release new music in 2013? The results are right here. If you don’t see anything listed, let us know by leaving a comment.

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