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It has been a heavy few days for rock and metal fans with alumni of ZZ Top, Metal Church and Slipknot crossing over, but today we have a little bit of good news. Let’s celebrate life and ambition today with a progressive rock album announcement about possibility.

Dream Theater, giants of prog metal, have announced their 15th record. A View From The Top Of The World is the name of the newest from this esteemed act of tireless creators, due via InsideOutMusic/Sony Music on October 22.

“We just love to play our instruments,” says guitarist John Petrucci to Louder Sound“That never goes away. I love to be creative, write, and exercise that part of my mind. We’ve been able to do this for a long time, and we don’t take it for granted. Whenever we get together, we know we can’t disappoint ourselves or our fans, so we manage to try even harder.”

“We approach every album like it’s our first,” adds frontman James LaBrie. “It’s been such a great ride, but we’re not going to stop.”

1) The Alien (9:32)
2) Answering The Call (7:35)
3) Invisible Monster (6:31)
4) Sleeping Giant (10:05)
5) Transcending Time (6:25)
6) Awaken The Master (9:47)
7) A View From The Top Of The World (20:24)

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ESTER SEGARRA to release photo anthology book

Posted by Metal Riot on Thursday, February 22, 2018 at 2:31 PM (PST)

Renowned photographer ESTER SEGARRA has been an integral part of the worldwide heavy music landscape for over 15 years. SEGARRA’s multitude of photos have been featured in every major metal magazine, a wide array of critically acclaimed albums, some of the most popular band photos circulating the internet, and has worked for perennial artists such as MAYHEM, ROTTING CHRIST, WATAIN, DARKTHRONE, ABBATH, ELECTRIC WIZARD, and many more.

After years of compiling her work, ESTER SEGARRA will release her anthology photo-book titled ‘Ars Umbra’ later this year via Season of Mist. The ‘Ars Umbra’ anthology will feature an original score composed by Uno Bruniusson (GRAVE PLEASURES, IN SOLITUDE, PROCESSION, and more).

Regarding the book announcement, ESTER SEGARRA comments: “The anthology, ‘Ars Umbra’ celebrates 15 years of my music photography. Pictures and music are presented in the form of a photo-book with an added original soundtrack, which I had specially commissioned from percussionist extraordinaire, Uno Bruniusson (ex-IN SOLITUDE, DEATH ALLEY, PROCESSION). His music has been created to provide a rhythm, a mind-space that alters the experience of the book. This project has consumed me for the last two years and I am very glad and honoured to have it finally released via Season of Mist, which is most fitting; considering their eclectic roster of bands, their boundary pushing attitude and their graphic art outlet E-Kunst. Having worked many times with this label before, I know their fire is as strong as mine. The time will soon come to unleash and fuel the flames of ‘Ars Umbra’!


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Grave Pleasures release “Be My Hiroshima”

Posted by Metal Riot on Sunday, August 20, 2017 at 9:34 AM (PST)

Finnish post-punk quintet GRAVE PLEASURES have released their new single, “Be My Hiroshima”, taken from their upcoming sophomore album Motherblood, due for release on September 29 via CENTURY MEDIA RECORDS.

Watch the official music video premiere for “Be My Hiroshima” streaming below.

“Be My Hiroshima” is also available as a single on all streaming and download platforms and also as an Instant Grat Track on iTunes and Amazon. You can find all streaming links, digital and physical preorder links here:

Vocalist Mat McNerney explains:
“Be My Hiroshima is our love song for the apocalypse. The video is taken from our cover art by Tekla Vály. Images of Kali, the mother who sits on top of the cycle of life and death, birth and rebirth (and her consort Shiva who is the destroyer and transformer). As the dawn of man begins to draw to an end, it is her blood that we have shed, and like the sands of time it spills out. We are sacrificing our mother, and eating her flesh and drinking her blood. This is the eucharist which represents our extinction. Within her womb we are born and we are born to die there. It’s an endless love affair with death. A love like motherblood.

I rest my mouth upon your mouth
and the world is the colour of murder
I lie beside your oblivion
in the shadow of mass destruction.”

GRAVE PLEASURES’ sophomore record was recorded in an old WW2 coding bunker at Orgone Studios in the UK by Jaime Gomez Arellano (Ghost, Ulver etc). It picks up where 80s UK bands such as Magazine, The Wire and Echo And The Bunnymen left off, but never stopping long enough to look back too much into the past. Featuring guest vocals from David Tibet from Current 93, the band sets the tone for their eclectic inspirations, from the esoteric underground of England’s hidden reverse to Manchester’s sound of misery.

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Grave Pleasures premiere “Futureshock”

Posted by longhairedpoet on Tuesday, November 10, 2015 at 10:09 AM (PST)

Grave Pleasures

Finland rockers Grave Pleasures are streaming the track “Futureshock” off of their album Dreamcrash.

Dreamcash is preparing to drop on November 13.

Grave Pleasures are also heading on a European tour in January with Tribulation.

Check out “Futureshock” and Grave Pleasures tour dates here.

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“This time we tried to hold it back and give it a more bleak and depressing thing. Climax was sort of sexy and passionate.
This one we wanted more bleak.”

Let’s just start with the list of band members: Mat “Kvohst” McNerney –
Vocals, Valtteri Arino – Bass, Linnéa Olsson – Guitar, Uno Bruniusson – Drums,
Juho Vanhanen – Guitar (live/studio)

Yes, Grave Pleasures are a cult rock supergroup of sorts for people who follow
post-punk, death rock and underground metal. Formed in the wake of the passing
of not just critical darlings Beastmilk but also The Oath and In Solitude, the
void yawned and out of the chaotic aftermath was birthed the titanic output of
creativity and the right mix of personalities locking together that gives us
this new amazing band, Grave Pleasures.

Dreamcrash is that guilty pill you want to slip yourself, a dark and sensual trip via Sony/Metal Blade through the shadowy Lost Highways of Hell, but much more fun that nightmarish in the end. The band slink, rock, groove and emote down corridor after corridor of pitch perfect post punk guitar dissonance and the unbeatable tribal pounding of Uno Bruniusson’s often tom heavy beats.

The dual guitars and crooning vocals evoke a dalliance with the dark but a
sense of self worth that makes you long for immortality than a thirst
addiction, but the record is addictive as a vampire’s kiss nonetheless.

For a talk with astounding Swedish musician Linnéa Olsson of Grave Pleasures,
proceed BELOW.

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Interview: Unlocking The Truth – Welcome To The Family

Posted by Morgan Y Evans - Walking Bombs on Wednesday, September 3, 2014 at 1:30 AM (PST)


“Music is for everyone” – Jarad Dawkins

Things are getting interesting again. Just had a good few 24 hours. Just got a press release about a band called Acid Baby Jesus. I hung out with a dear friend and the great band Tuba Skinny and ended up partying at Neil Gaiman and Amanda Palmer’s place with them, woke up and drove home to interview new sensations Unlocking The Truth. It has been a refreshing cross section of people who love life and expression and unity, in my vicinity or inbox. I’m thankful for the abundance in that. Rock n roll is still here to stay.

Unlocking the Truth are that very young metal band from Brooklyn, New York, who went viral. They are more than just a novelty. Even OK Go put a lot of work into that “Here It Goes Again” video where they were jumpin around like maniacs, but Unlocking The Truth’s members have literally started from the very first place on the game board and already moved far enough to not only pass Go! and collect $200, but the kids signed a very hefty deal for 1.8 million bean$ with Sony many bands would squeal for. Let’s hope they get a fair shake.

In March of 2012, Unlocking the Truth competed on Amateur Night at the Apollo Theater (aka Tears of Blood) and made it to the Show-Off Round, and afterward they began performing at festivals around New York City and in Times Square.Last year Malcolm and Jarad decided they needed a bass player, so they asked their best friend from pre-school, Alec Atkins, to join their band. Even though Alec did not know how to play bass, the boys taught him how to play from scratch.One of Unlocking the Truth’s biggest breaks came last August after winning the first round of the AfroPunk Battle of the Bands.

Although they did not win the final battle, they were still invited to perform at the AfroPunk Festival.

It was a pleasure to speak with drummer Jarad D. about the guys amazing journey so far, The Air Force, Testament, Taylor Swift, friendship and more. He even alluded to me they got kicked out of a hotel already for skate boarding but that is on the DL.

Click HERE to read more.

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Review: Judas Priest “Epitaph” Tour DVD, Blu-Ray

Posted by Morgan Y Evans - Walking Bombs on Friday, April 12, 2013 at 10:26 AM (PST)

judaspriestepitaphdvdart2Whatever side of the debate you fall on regarding Judas Priest post-K.K. Downing, the fact remains that the forthcoming EPITAPH tour DVD is really fantastic. Part of the band’s 40 year celebration as metal kings, this is a true treat for the fans and very well done. I was lucky enough to see the tour and the setlist of songs from every Halford era album was nothing short of phenomenal. Included here are their biggest hits plus the stunning “Victim Of Changes” and a vicious version of “Painkiller” after a bad ass drum solo from Scott Travis, plus much more. The band were in great form and this concert footage captures them killing it at the London HMV Hammersmith Apollo in 2012. The date also marked the last night of their final huge scale world tour. Props to Priest and The Scorpions for really trying to take it hard to the fans with great semi-farewell tours.

New guitarist Richie Faulkner is showcased well on the DVD. Despite being a big fan of the classic priest (and also the Ripper version), Richie quickly won me over. He is just great on stage, clearly so enthusiastic and interacts with the crowd better than some veterans I have seen live. The kid has it. He is seen on this release singing along and near seamlessly sliding into the ranks. Kudos.

Highlights of this pretty much must have DVD and Blu-Ray release are many. Halford sounds fantastic despite his age, crooning, roaring and owning it. The split camera guitar  opening of their chilling version of “Diamonds And Rust” by Joan Baez is top notch. “Metal Gods” stomps home and raises goosebumps still like the true heavy metal all time anthem it is. The camera work is great and moves around a bunch but without giving you an epileptic fit. It is just a great recapturing of the tour, if you missed it. This is the biggest release of live material from their catalogue they have done and the band hold up on stage for a very long set list. The amazing thing is, it never gets boring. It is wonderful to hear the evolution from the early (and so awesome) “Never Satisfied” to the chop to the neck assault of “Judas Rising”. I just wish they played the stunning “Angel” from the ANGEL OF RETRIBUTION album as well, since it is one of my top five ever Priest songs.

“Heading Out To The Highway”, “Electric Eye”, “Rapid Fire” all burn with pride and majesty. I sat down to watch this and literally in minutes was air drumming like a fucking lunatic. Thank you, Priest for all you have done. I met a girl recently who said (as much as she loved them) Iron Maiden are the Yankees and Priest are the Mets, a band with way less fair-weather fans who are die hards for the “franchise”. With a new studio album on the way, this is a great look back with a fresh dose of energy in the line-up as well. K.K. is missed but you need to get on board with Priest in 2013. They truly are a band who can claim the word legacy and yet still have relevance and hopefully a bright future.

New Music: Helloween – “Nabataea”

Posted by SeanB on Tuesday, December 4, 2012 at 8:07 AM (PST)

HelloweenLegendary German power metal band Helloween have released a new single called “Nabataea.”  This is the first single from their upcoming album called Straight Out Of Hell.  The song is about a fabled high culture with a recently discovered city called Petra. It is said to be the origin to many myths.  The album is due in Europe on January 18 and in North America on January 22, 2013 on The End Records.

You can find the song streaming by clicking right here.

A recent press release described Straight Out Of Hell as:

“a work full of speed and toughness, with optimism and great joy of playing, featuring complex arrangements, strong hooks and plenty of catchy melodies. Or, to let the facts speak for themself: 13 mostly fast-paced songs that turn out to be impressively multi-layered and will completely delight all Helloween fans, due to the different songwriters Andi Deris, founding members Michael Weikath and Markus Grosskopf, and guitarist Sascha Gerstner.”

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Crashdiet release studio clip

Posted by KageDrummer on Tuesday, April 24, 2012 at 12:46 PM (PST)

Swedish glam metallers, Crashdiet, have released a behind-the-scenes clip of the band in the studio working on their new album, that hasn’t been named yet. This clip shows Simon Cruz working on and recording the vocals for a new song.

To check out the clip click here.

Crashdiet’s latest album, “Generation Wild,” was released in April 2010 through Universal Music.

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Judas Priest announce new compilation album “The Chosen Few” and track list

Posted by KageDrummer on Wednesday, September 14, 2011 at 4:41 PM (PST)

English heavy metal act, Judas Priest, have announced they will be releasing a new compilation album entitled “The Chosen Few.” The tracks were chosen by friends and peers of the band.

The album is set to be released October 11th through Sony Music Entertainment.

Click here to check out the track list.

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Read a brand new conversation with the great vocalist Tony Martin looking back on his awesome contributions to the iconic Black Sabbath as well as his thoughts on the state of the music industry, his solo career and much more.

Click here to read the interview.

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Music Video: Deathdestruction – “Fuck Yeah”

Posted by Tommy on Thursday, May 19, 2011 at 10:58 AM (PST)

Swedish death metallers DeathDestruction have posted the music video for “Fuck Yeah,” the title track off a 3-song Live-EP. Click here to watch.

The EP was released April 18th.

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DeathDestruction signs with Sony Music: releasing Live-EP “Fuck Yeah”

Posted by Ehrila on Monday, April 11, 2011 at 12:32 PM (PST)

Swedish death metallers DeathDestruction signed with Sony Music and will release their debut on the metal scene in the form of a 3 track Live-EP titled “Fuck Yeah.” The EP will include a live video of “Fuck Yeah” and will be released April 18th. Click here for a teaser of the video.

The band will release their debut full-length album August 25th, 2011.

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Geezer Butler Statement On Rumors of Black Sabbath Reunion

Posted by Christine on Thursday, February 17, 2011 at 9:43 AM (PST)

Responding to ongoing rumors surrounding a possible Black Sabbath reunion, Geezer Butler has issued the following statement:

“I would like to make it clear, because of mounting speculation and rumors, that there will be definitely no reunion of all four original members of Black Sabbath, whether to record an album or to tour.”

Butler’s most recent musical outing was with Heaven & Hell, a four piece featuring Black Sabbath band mate Tony Iommi as well as one time Black Sabbath members Ronnie James Dio and Vinny Appice. The band released “Neon Nights: 30 Years of Heaven & Hell” in November of 2010.

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