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I wrote Autumn instead of Fall because it just sounds so damn provincial. It makes me laugh, ok?

The esteemed gentleman of thrashing heavy metal war demi-gods Holy Grail will issue a follow up to sophomore triumph Ride The Void. This band live are a sight to behold with dizzying leads and soaring vocals.  The group spent much of 2014 writing their as-yet-untitled new release. Guitarist Eli Santana and drummer Tyler Meahl also kept busy by touring extensively with Huntress, whose lead guitarist Blake Meahl is Tyler’s brother.

Last month, Holy Grail triumphantly returned to the stage with a live performance at the Honda Center in Anaheim, Calif. during the home opener of the L.A. Kiss arena football team. A photo gallery (courtesy of Voorhees Photo) can be seen at this location. The band expects to announce summer tour dates in the coming weeks.

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New Years Day begin recording

Posted by longhairedpoet on Tuesday, April 14, 2015 at 7:20 PM (PST)

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California alternative metallers New Years Day have begun recording the follow-up to their 5-song EP Epidemic, which was released last fall.

The as-of-yet untitled album will be the band’s Another Century Records debut and will be the band’s third full-length album

Check out what vocalist Ash Costello had to say about the new album as well as music videos for “Defame Me” and “Angel Eyes” (Featuring Chris Cerulli from Motionless In White) here.

Catch New Years Day on Warped Tour all summer long.

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Clockwise from Left/front:  Scott Ian, Frank Bello, Charlie Benante, Joey Belladonna, Jon Donias

5 time Grammy nominated metal lifers Anthrax are about done with their follow-up to the widely praised and fan recent favorite Worship Music (the “comeback” album to many followers of the band).

I’m extremely stoked to hear Jon Donias’ contributions, as the band reports he’s played leads on 7 or 8 tunes so far. Jon, of course, was part of the great Shadows Fall and replaced longtime fan fave Rob Caggiano. Fans can catch both on tour when Caggiano’s current band, Danish hellions Volbeat, tour with Anthrax this year (dates below).

Anthrax – Joey Belladonna/vocals, Frank Bello/bass, Charlie Benante/drums, guitarist Jon Donais and Scott Ian/rhythm guitar – started recording the new album in November last year. According to Benante, “‘Worship Music’ started a new chapter in our career, and it has served as an inspiration for this new album. ‘Worship’ was made up of a lot of different types of songs, some thrashy, some very mid-90s Anthrax-sounding, but this new one is really thrashy.”

Said Bello, “The thing about Anthrax…we have this heavy, thrashy music and Joey’s powerful and melodic vocals. I love heavy music, but I also love melody, so the challenge is to blend them together so they sound like Anthrax, and I think we’ve done a really good job of that, especially on this new record.”

“The lyrics I write tend to go along with the way the music sounds, and this new music is very angry,” Ian added. “Lots of people said that ‘Worship Music’ was a return to the roots of the band…well, this record is even more so. Unlike ‘Worship Music,’ we wrote this new album with a line-up, with Joey in the band, and that has made all the difference in the world. Joey being a part of the band again, going on five years already, it definitely feels like a unit. Everything that was great about him on ‘Worship’ is there even more on this new record.”

“I know that there are a lot of expectations out there for this new album,” Bello admitted, “but that doesn’t really affect us because we write the way we write. We’re all from New York, so we love a challenge, and while I’m happy to have people say that Anthrax is back and that ‘Worship Music’ was the best album of our career, we raised the bar on this one, I think we have the goods with the new songs, and I’m proud to say that. At the end of the day, all you can do is have it come from the heart, do your best, and hope that people like it. That’s what we did with ‘Worship Music,’ and look what happened.”

Anthrax’s new album, as yet untitled, will likely be released later this year.

Dates for Leg One of Anthrax’s 2015-2016 tour are BELOW (as well as their recent contribution to the new Game Of Thrones mix tape).

 
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Krueger begin writing new album; welcome back bassist

Posted by longhairedpoet on Sunday, March 22, 2015 at 11:05 AM (PST)

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Brazilian death metallers Krueger are back. Bassist Ze Carlos is rejoining them after eight years away.

With the return of Carlos the band is going to focus on writing a new album entitled The End.

Krueger released a full-length album Return To Death in 2014.

Check out some videos from some Return To Death songs here.

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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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