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This upcoming European Skeletonwitch jaunt gets a huge Metal Riot/The Golden Child bloody oatmeal bowl of approval. Serpents Unleashed had “Unending, Ever Living” on it which was just about the most epic song Skeletonwitch have ever released. Goatwhore‘s last record got a 5 star review on this site. I’ve been rocking a lot of Mortals recently as well in my down time when not writing about music. It is a band I’ve returned to for enjoyment and my time is limited, if that tells you anything.

Other great news is Skeletonwitch are expecting. A little baby skeletonwitch with a bone rattle? No they are EXPECTING a new record to be released later this year if all goes well. Guitarist Scott Hedrick commented, “After we return from melting faces in Europe, our entire focus will be on writing a new album. We have a mountain of riffs and ideas that will be carved into epic tunes. Excited to get started!”

Tour dates HERE. I’d totes skip the pond to follow this tour if I could afford it.

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The Migration from Scale The Summit was arguably their most thrilling audio journey yet (though Carving Desert Canyons is still incredible). Now the band of progressive instrumental rockers are hitting the studio with Jamie King (Gospel Of The Witches, The Contortionist) to follow up The Migration. Expect a summer release from Prosthetic Records.

Additionally, STS has announced a line-up change for the new release, as drummer J.C. Bryant has joined the group. The band says, “We have parted ways with our drummer Pat Skeffington. Pat is a fantastic drummer and will be greatly missed. We wish him the absolute best in the future! Moving forward, we’d like to officially welcome J.C. Bryant as the new drummer for Scale The Summit. We just finished drum tracking for the new album this past weekend and can’t wait for everyone to hear the songs! Get excited!”

Studio footage HERE.

Bryant added, “I’ve known the Scale guys for years, and I’m excited for the opportunity to work alongside them in the creative process!”

I gotta say, despite the new Megadeth rumors I’d still rather listen to Scale The Summit at this point any day. Or solo Marty Friedman. In either case, Prosthetic Records has me covered!

Tool win lawsuit, New album gaining speed

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Sunday, March 15, 2015 at 1:58 PM (PST)

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The most esoteric and challenging band in the mainstream’s awareness is Tool and fans have been waiting almost a decade for a follow up to 10,000 Days. Almost as startling as the fact it has been that long already is the news that Tool are finally bearing down on it with increasing speed. I’d hear rumors hear and there but Consequence of Sound is reporting the band has won their drawn out lawsuit with some insurance dbags and are finally able to really buckle down on the next future classic without career draining delays. Get the scoop HERE.

Adam Jones says:
The turning point came when there was a change of venue on the opening day of the trial. “We moved over to a North LA courthouse and we had a brand-new judge, who was fantastic. You know what his name was? Randy Rhodes!” Randy Rhoads (no relation) was a guitarist for Ozzy Osbourne and Quiet Riot. “I knew the power of metal, and my appreciation of metal was someday going to be like a guardian angel.”

How awesome is that!!?

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Worship Music was worth the wait, but while it was a big hit for Anthrax, arguably pushing them back behind Metallica as the number 2 most popular classic thrash band currently, there were still some doubters who were biased by the whole Dan Nelson saga. I’m looking forward to the new Anthrax stuff. It’s great to have Joey Belladonna on fire again since his return and now with Jonathan Donais on board I have a feeling it is going to be some of the best stuff in Anthrax’s lengthy career. They just seem really fired up and more genuine in their excitement right now than the other big 4 bands. Plus, Donais (ex-Shadows Fall) was a worthy talent to replace the very pro Rob Caggiano in the band. With 2015 bringing new Armored Saint AND Anthrax releases, anyway you slice it this will be a win for heavy metal!

Click HERE for some in studio footage of new Anthrax!

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Lars Ulrich says there is a lot of new Metallica music to sort through. Lars spoke to Rolling Stone HERE on progress for the proper follow-up to Death Magnetic. “We’ve got lots of songs, and we’re honing them and tweaking them. It’s pretty close,” Ulrich noted. 

In addition the band are re-releasing No Life ‘Til Leather (The Dave Mustaine debate will rage on forever) on cassette format, like the original. Don’t all old tape players eat tapes by now? I thought after a few years all tape players become tape eating monsters. Does anyone make new cassette players, oh wise Phantom Lords?

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Windhand to work with Jack Endino on next record

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Tuesday, March 3, 2015 at 11:52 AM (PST)

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Richmond, VA psychedelic satan loving doom troupe WINDHAND have entered the studio with Jack Endino (Nirvana, Soundgarden, High on Fire). If it is half as good as Soma I’ll buy it! There’s a good likelihood that it might be even better though. Windhand have grown a lot in popularity and have probably been working hard to keep themselves there.

The band is recording their highly anticipated third full-length album at Soundhouse Recording in Seattle, WA. The currently untitled album will see a fall release via Relapse Records.

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Bullet For My Valentine enter studio for code name BFMV5

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Monday, February 2, 2015 at 4:04 PM (PST)

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From the Welsh rockers Bullet For My Valentine‘s own mouths:

We’ve been working hard on this record for over a year now, writing and demoing a ton of material in that time. As we sit here on the 1st of February 2015, we have the most songs we’ve EVER had written for an album before recording session, and now begins the difficult process of choosing the best of the best of them to make the cut for ‪#‎BFMV5‬

Going into this process, we couldn’t be more happy or excited to have our man Colin Richardson back behind the desk again. We worked with Colin on our first two records, ‘The Poison’ and ‘Scream Aim Fire’ (as well as the self titled’ BFMV’ EP) and as we listened back to those records during the writing process for this new album, we realised what a special vibe and excitement these records have, and why they’re held in such high respect by our fanbase.

This album, though, is not about going backwards. We’re excited to work with Colin again, but equally excited to be working with Carl Bown for the first time, who we consider the most exciting new British record producer out there right now, and the guy to help take this Bullet record to exciting new places.

Today we start the recording process for #BFMV5. We’ll be taking and uploading one exclusive new photo from the studio per day on our instagram account over at http://instagram.com/bfmvofficial/ so if you’re not signed up yet, you’re missing out, as we’ve just posted our first pic over there now.

Get involved. #BFMV5

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Vision Of Disorder working on new record

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Tuesday, January 27, 2015 at 6:46 PM (PST)

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V.O.D.  are finally working on a follow up to total slammer (and comeback album) The Cursed Remain Cursed. More than a rehash, the Long Island band are just as vital and fired up as they ever were. One of the earliest bands to play metalcore along with All Out War , Hatebreed and Unearth, the V.O.D. boys have always had a certain extra level of fired up intensity. Zeuss (Hatebreed, Hammercult, Arsis) is handling production and Candlelight will handle the release, expected later this year. Classic EP Still has also recently been reissued.

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Born Of Osiris recording new album

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Friday, January 9, 2015 at 7:29 AM (PST)

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Born Of Osiris were not only good when The New Reign was released. Only a moron would think that. A Higher Place is hella (yeah, I said it) underrated and this band is better than half the fans in their scene can comprehend with their limited musical tastes. The band have shown consistent drive to create meaningful music, regardless of any behind the scenes stuff or trends. A mid 2015 Sumerian release is expected for the next record, though no further details are available at this time. Hoping it will combine the heavier synth presence of TWDA with earlier heavy elements.  The band have been working new material for a few years now and I have a good gut feeling that they are due for making the statement fans/believers in this band have known they can achieve. Here’s hoping, dudes.

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Cult Leader enter studio

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Thursday, November 13, 2014 at 9:36 AM (PST)

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Nefarious Realm are reporting that Cult Leader, the band made up of ex-Gaza members who are still active in the scene, have entered the studio to start  follow up recordings to very recent release Nothing For Us Here. Check out the report HERE.

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Fear Factory in the studio

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Tuesday, November 11, 2014 at 8:54 AM (PST)

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As we count down to Thanksgiving there is more to be thankful for than just Keira Knightley’s recent fantastic non-photoshopped topless photo that should bring about world peace. Yes, Fear Factory are entering the studio again. One of my all time fave bands, I support the current line-up (though like most people the classic line-up is my favorite). It will be cool to hear human drums on a FF album again, as The Industrialist had great songs but the human machine percussion element was missed. I get that they wanted to embrace the mechanical concepts in different ways and they have always had industrial elements to some degree, but it’s always been cool that they had drummers who seemed like robots.

Anyway, the band posted this update via social media:

Day 1 tracking live drums with Mike Heller . Rhys Fulber Producing, Mike Plotnikoff and Damien Rainaud engineering

Once more into the cyber metal brink, boys. Hopefully this and the new Terminator movie will kick ass.
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Faith No More new album announced, 7″ as well

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Tuesday, September 2, 2014 at 9:58 AM (PST)

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All sorts of kids, they love alternative!!!

Faith No More, who reunited in 2009 for a series of sold out performances and international festivals, is currently recording their first full-length album since 1997’s Album of the Year. When I saw them live in Brooklyn a few years back and they opened with the accordion to “Midnight Cowboy” I almost made a mess in my shorts.

 A limited edition (5000 copies) 7-inch single of the song “Motherfucker” will precede the April 2015 release, available via Record Store Day’s Black Friday event (Nov. 28).  The single will be released digitally on Dec. 9.

 

“We’ve always shared a chemistry between ourselves that’s unique to this band, but these past few years of touring together have made us aware that we not only play better as a unit, but we like the new stuff we’re coming up with,” explained Faith No More founder and bass player, Bill Gould. “So we’ve decided: we’re going to get busy in 2015…make an album we’re proud of, kick things up a notch, get out there and perform it and maybe even dedicate a little more focus to our fans in the States this time.”

The as-of-yet untitled album is being recorded in an Oakland, Calif. studio with Gould handling production.  The release will be the first from Faith No More’s newly formed imprint, Reclamation Recordings, which will be distributed by Ipecac Recordings.

Prior to the new album’s release, Faith No More will headline Australia’s Soundwave Festival in February 2015.  Worldwide tour dates will be announced soon.
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Got this from the Slayer camp yesterday. I have always wondered how much that head tat hurt. Personally, I don’t think Jeff would have wanted the band to stop making music for all of their fans if he died, and I fully support what they are doing. I mean, this is mysterious. He could be drinkin’ a smoothie we can’t see and just happens to be next to a really nice console. But I vote…thrash!

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Downfall of Gaia have just finished the recordings for their new album Aeon Unveils the Thrones of Decay to be released in the fall of 2014!

Downfall of Gaia comments: “All of us are pretty satisfied with the result of the new record and we are excited to share this new piece of music with the audience! The writing process itself became a bit more complex just because of the fact that our new drummer Michael Kadnar is living in New York and all of us are based in Germany. But in the end we were able to manage all of this in a good way, hit the studio and recorded our most aggressive sounding record till today.”

 “Once again we recorded at the ’79 Sound Studio with Christoph Scheidel and we couldn’t ask for a better guy! Mixing job one more time by Jack Shirley from Atomic Garden and master by Brad Boatright from Audiosiege. Anytime again, guys!”

 “The recording itself went pretty smooth just besides the annoying fact that all of us became pretty sick in the last few days of the studio and right before our European tour with Toxic Holocaust and Black Tusk, sitting there with a cold, fever and hardly able to talk, everything went just as planned! Definitely a funny pic to see! But for now we are happy to be done with the studio and can’t wait to play the new material live!”

 

Check out Downfall of Gaia videos and music HERE.

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Pierce The Veil tracking follow up to “Collide With The Sky”

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Thursday, August 14, 2014 at 7:50 PM (PST)

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Pierce the Veil, who rocketed to success with their 2012 release Collide With The Sky, have been sequestered at Dan Korneff’s Sonic Deris Recording Studio in New York writing and recording a brand new album due for a January 2015 release on Fearless Records.  As yet untitled, the highly-anticipated release is being produced by Korneff (A Day To Remember, Paramore) who worked with the band on Collide.

Vocalist Vic Fuentes began working on ideas as early as late last year and began writing new material in earnest this Spring. He and the band – Mike Fuentes (drums), Tony Perry (guitar), and Jaime Preciado (bass) – started preproduction in May in their newly-renovated San Diego home studio. In June, with 11 songs written, the band headed to New York to begin recording; nine of those songs are earmarked for the new album, and the band has written two more since.

Said Vic about the sessions, “We try to stay focused on writing and recording songs that we’re happy with, that we like, songs that will be fun to play live and that our fans will want to sing along with, songs that offer a little something different, but are all still very much PTV songs.”

Leading up to the new album’s release, PTV will co-headline 21 U.S. dates, the first leg of “The World Tour,” a five-month, multi-leg global trek, with Sleeping with Sirens. Confirmed dates for the first leg are below.

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