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Rockabilly hero Danny B. Harvey paired with ex-Cycle Slut From Hell/She Wolves/Star & Dagger legit metal lifer Dava She Wolf? Sign us up! If you crave a sleazy, whiskey soaked grit to your rock n' roll (with more than a hint of bar brawl or floor crawl inducing Link Wray and Motörhead inspired antics), proceed directly to your pre-scheduled bangover courtesy of the new Fine Spirits EP. Harvey has worked with rock and metal people before ranging from Lemmy to David Vincent, but this new EP of slinky, kinky and far from watered down boozy crawlers is infectious and downright reckless. Each song on the EP will crawl into your ear and possess you to slink and shake while being as heavy as C.O.C. but as wild as the West. The replay factor on this is huge. Let's hope Harvey & Wolf keep this going awhile, cuz it sounds fun for them but is really fun for us! Check out our favorite track "The Prowl"! It packs a slow motion groovy wallop.
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With Randy from Lamb Of God in metal news around the clock this week after being held in Czech jail on manslaughter charges for supposedly causing a fan to die, I thought it was a good time to look at a few simple truths about show protocol and the politics of moshing and stage diving.
While I have categorized this article under the “funny” category, it isn’t a laughing matter. Shit, the whole thing is pretty serious but I will try and keep it light (and probably will fail). The “funny” thing is how much this sucks and how the metal scene still is so fractured we can’t prevent incidents like this somehow. I don’t know the solution. Anyone?
I had a bad day. When I am angry, metal comforts me. So does ranting. I am sure many of you can relate. Here are two simple truths which form my basic premise: 1. Lamb Of God will always rule. 2. While it is sad when shows turn fatal, every metal show is a risk.
Click here to read a few thoughts and show anecdotes about stage diving and moshing. This does not reflect the official opinion of Metal Riot (just my grumpy ass).Add to My Radar
Frontman Randy Blythe of Lamb of God has run afoul of the law in Prague. The singer was recently arrested in relation to an incident at 2010 show where a concert goer died after an altercation with Blythe. There is an translation of the original report here and Lamb of God’s PR team have released the following statement:
“Lamb of God management will be issuing an official statement on Monday regarding the charges made against singer Randy Blythe. As no formal charges have yet been made and the case is only in the investigation stages, it would be premature to make an official statement filled with false truths or innuendos.
“Having said that, management wished to address today one false piece of information that has been included in many of the news stories released so far. Under no circumstances was there a fight of any kind involved. This incident deals with a fan that three times during the concert jumped the barricade and rushed Randy during the performance. It is alleged that the third time, security was not able to reach him and that Randy pushed him back into the audience where supposedly he fell and hit his head.
“Again, until the investigation is concluded this weekend, nothing more will be released, but clarity and the facts needed to be addressed on this one reported point which is totally inaccurate.”
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Richmond metal band Lamb of God have released the official video for the song “Desolation” off of their latest album Resolution released at the beginning of the year. Resolution is a follow up to the bands 2011 album Wrath and was released via Epic Records in the States. You can watch the video here.Add to My Radar
Alright, hopefully you’re ready for this. While it’s not exactly metal, it has definitely got metal influences and even metalheads need to laugh sometimes. So without further adieu, Tenacious D are streaming their entire new album Rize Of The Fenix right now. Judging from the album cover we’re all in for a treat The first D album was legendary, so lets see how this compares. With songs like “We Fucked Their Asses”, you should have high hopes.
To listen to the album in its hilarious entirety click here.
Rize Of The Fenix is due out May 15, 2012 on Epic Records and will be the band’s third studio album. If you have never heard them before, check their self titled first album as it is absolutely hilarious.Add to My Radar
The Mayhem Festival has officially announced a heavy metal cruise in December 2012 along with the line up, which is amazing. The cruise will run from December 7-10, 2012 and features Lamb of God, Machine Head, Anthrax, Hatebreed, Suicide Silence, Kingdom of Sorrow, Gojira, Born of Osiris, Periphery, Otherwise, Girl On Fire, Anti Mortem, Battlecross, Gypsyhawk, and more. Holy crap that’s a killer line up.
The ship will sail from Miami to The Bahamas and back again, so if you live in a colder climate this could be the ultimate winter getaway.
To see the official trailer for the cruise click here.Add to My Radar
Admit it, you missed them. The Osbournes are coming back to television in the form of an animated cartoon titled The F’n Osbournes. Ozzy and the rest of the family will be joining forces with the Toronto based animation company Cuppa Tea to bring the new 20-episode series to your television screens.
Sharon (Ozzy’s wife) states ” Teaming up with Cuppa Coffee has spawned a great opportunity to produce a unique animated prime-time show,” said Sharon. “I’ve been excited about animating our often crazy lives for a while now.” Sharon also said that this new cartoon is “- certainly not one for little kids.”
The show’s creators will be heading to the MipTV Conference in hopes of obtaining financing for the cartoon.Add to My Radar
Commented singer Chad Gray, “With Band Of Brothers, I just quit being afraid of who I am in relation to this band. I think we’ve all really gotten back to the original roots of what we’ve done individually and brought it together on this album. As an artist, as long as you’re painting with your own brush, no one can compare or challenge you. I just painted with a bigger, heavier brush than I had with Hellyeahin the past. I think this is what fans have always expected to hear from us, and now were giving it to them.”
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Silence, cretins. Only whispers and assumptions preluded this release. No “in the studio video #17.” No album teasers or mysterious live song surfacing. Just *bam, new album. Sans hype, Lamb of God quietly released Resolution. I can respect that. Nothing is worse than when a band gives too much away before the album drops. So with their latest release from Epic, they kept to themselves.
Read on to see if the silence succeeded.
Straight from Virginia, heavy metal greats Lamb of God have just released a second video for their single, Ghost Walking. The clip is fully animated and to make the video they enlisted the help of animation company Moreframes Animation.
The song is taken off the forthcoming album, Resolution, due out January 24 via Epic Records. Josh Wilbur was once again tapped for production after his work on the band’s last effort, 2009’s Wrath.
Click here to see the video and for a track listing from Resolution.Add to My Radar
Lamb of God ‘s new album, Resolution, is due out January 24 and the band isn’t wasting any time before they go on tour to support it. They’ve announced a few dates so far and have decided to take Too Late the Hero out on the road with them. For a list of tour dates click here.
Resolution was Produced and mixed by Machine & Josh Wilbur and is being released by Epic Records.Add to My Radar
English heavy metallers, Judas Priest, have released thirteen more European tour dates for 2012. The new tour dates last from April 22nd through May 23rd. The band will also likely add more dates in the future.
To see the additional tour dates click here.
The band’s latest album, “Nostradamus,” was released in June 2008 through Epic Records.Add to My Radar
English heavy metal act, Judas Priest, have announced they will have new European tour dates in 2012 for places they missed before on their 2011 summer tour. So far the band has only released four confirmed European dates.
To check out the first of the tour dates click here.
The band’s latest album “Nostradamus” was released in June 2008 through Epic Records.Add to My Radar
Before heading out on a world tour, Virginia’s best metal export Lamb of God will be destroying a few east coast clubs.
Support on all shows except Richmond will come from The Acacia Strain. Following the club shows, Lamb of God will start the Pacific Rim portion of the “Resolution” tour, ending with the band’s first-ever show in Alaska.
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Lamb of God spent 2011 secretly in the studio so they can bring you their 6th album of the purest form of metal America has to offer. Recorded in parts of Virginia and New York, this is a follow-up to the band’s Grammy-nominated Wrath album.
Resolution is due out next January via Epic Records and was produced by Josh Wilbur. In two weeks, the band will be announcing the details of a two-year world tour.
Stay tuned to Metal Riot for more Lamb of God news when it becomes available!
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