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09/28/2016 11:22 AM
Major Labels Are Now Going After YouTube Audio Ripping Sites

A new battle against piracy.

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09/28/2016 10:45 AM
AT THE GATES Frontman Talks About Being A Cool Middle School Teacher

Yes, Tomas Lindberg is a teacher.

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09/28/2016 10:17 AM
LAMB OF GOD's Chris Adler Once Nominated ALLEGAEON's Guitarist To Be In MEGADETH

Megadeth would've had dudes from Allegaeon and Soilwork...

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09/27/2016 05:23 PM

We had a bucket list guest on the show this week, comedian Brian Posehn, who talked about his new comedy...

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09/27/2016 05:04 PM
Tech-Death Tuesday: Enjoy Impressive New Albums From HANNES GROSSMAN And CRATOR

In Today's Tech-Death Tuesday we explore new releases from Hannes Grossman and a new supergroup of sorts called Crator.

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09/27/2016 04:49 PM
CANDIRIA Bring It “While They Were Sleeping” On Their New Track

Candiria never disappoint.

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09/27/2016 04:23 PM
SUICIDE SILENCE To Release Self-Titled New Album In February 2017

Are you ready for the new Suicide Silence?

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09/27/2016 03:52 PM
TOOL's New Album "Coming Sometime Soon" According to Late Night with Seth Meyers

I guess it's still in the oven.

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09/27/2016 03:13 PM
MASTODON Guitarist And GOJIRA Drummer Caught In A Jam Affair


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09/27/2016 01:01 PM
HOLY SERPENT Worships In Their Own Temples

Discover a refreshing, punk take on heavy, psychedelic rock and stoner doom.

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09/06/2016 10:19 AM
Invincible Records announce Death Metal band BARBAROSSA

Invincible Records is proud to announce that the italian Death Metal band BARBAROSSA has just signed for the label that will release their official first Ep. The album titled “Operation ...

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08/14/2016 02:54 AM
Assimilate Regenerate (In-Studio)

06/03/2016 03:57 PM
EURO CHAMP France 2016 Metal music Tribute

EURO CHAMP France 2016 Artisti No Limits association and DEFOX RECORDS are proud to announce another Rock Music tribute to great sports event! This operation it's an opportunity to combine the ...

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05/08/2016 06:11 PM

After a long period in which the lack of initiative ruled the southern Romanian metal scene, five heavy metal fanatics from Craiova, overwhelmed by passion, desire and some beers in between, ...


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02/16/2016 03:46 PM

SORROWSEED is a melodic extreme metal band hailing from New England, USA. With 3 official studio album releases and several US and Canadian tours under their belt, Sorrowseed is a formidable ...


12/09/2015 05:18 PM
Alion Andersson

Alion andersson - Crossover Thrash metal band was born in the streets of south San Francisco, California in the winter of 1986. The core is composed of hometown rockers Alion Andersson ...

11/03/2015 01:20 PM
MIQUIAN prehispanic metal sound

Heart Of Steel Records is pleased to announce the mexican Power Progressive Metal band MIQUIAN. The Album titled “Tlaltecuhtli” contains 8 songs Influenced Queensryche, Helloween, Steel Attack, ...

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11/03/2015 12:48 PM
DANIELE Bat MARASPIN the guitar eruption

Heart Of Steel Records is pleased to announce the debut EP of guitar wizard DANIELE Bat MARASPIN. The EP titled “A Bat's project” contains 3 songs influenced by bands including Animals as leaders, ...

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09/28/2016 06:42 AM
DEE SNIDER Releases Official Lyric Video For Title Track Of 'We Are The Ones' Solo Album
The official lyric video for "We Are The Ones", the title track of TWISTED SISTER frontman Dee Snider's new solo album, can be seen below. Due on October 28 via Red River Records (distributed by BFD/RED), the CD was produced by Damon Ranger and is described by Dee as "an album that is think part FOO FIGHTERS, part IMAGINE DRAGONS, part THIRTY SECONDS TO MARS." He added: "Forget anything from the past. Most of my heavy metal fans are gonna hate it; I've abandoned my past to move forward." Asked if there was one song that shaped the sound of this record, Dee told Billboard: "The first song [Damon] brought me was a song called 'We Are The Ones', which is the title track from the album. Thematically, Damon says it's the message of Dee Snider fighting back and rebellion... it's believing in yourself. The 'We're Not Gonna Take It' message is eternal and that should continue on." Snider also talked about the track "Rule The World", which he said was "sort of a 'We Are The Champions'; it's a very big studio anthem. When you hear it, it's the kind of thing you can totally see Super Bowl time, the whole stadium lit up and it's an uplifting song about, 'With hands held high, we can rule the world,'" he said. "It's basically about everybody just joining together with love and peace, real positive." "We Are The Ones" will include a newly re-recorded acoustic version of TWISTED SISTER's "We're Not Gonna Take It" which has also been tapped the official anthem for The Recording Academy's advocacy efforts, including the "Fair Play Fair Pay" act. Also featured is a cover of NINE INCH NAILS' "Head Like A Hole". "I always thought it was a great song, a powerful song," Dee explains, "I can't wait to do that one live. Like 'We're Not Gonna Take It' is iconic, 'Head Like A Hole' is iconic for that era." Dee is unapologetically energized about where he's going as an artist. "Music inspires that genuine enthusiasm," he said. "I'm not anti the past — I'm just not one of those guys sitting there singing about the glory days. To me, these are the glory days, and the days to come are the glory days. And this new record is the part of my next glory days." With TWISTED SISTER effectively entering the rearview mirror, Dee now has his sights dead-set on his new musical direction. "You can't expect others to embrace what you do if you don't embrace it yourself," he admits. "I have to believe it first before I can expect anybody else to believe it. When you're creating a new record, you want to make a statement, and you want to have music you can stand behind and feel strongly about. So it was a little unnerving when I started heading down this path. After Damon and I cut the first four tracks, I said, 'Oh yeah, there is a place for me here.' This is music I feel excited about, and I also look forward to playing it live." "We Are The Ones" track listing: 01. We Are The Ones 02. Over Again 03. Close To You 04. Rule The World 05. We're Not Gonna Take It 06. Crazy For Nothing 07. Believe 08. Head Like A Hole 09. Superhero 10. So What
09/28/2016 06:27 AM
METALLICA To Co-Headline LOLLAPALOOZA In Brazil, Argentina And Chile In 2017
Lollapalooza Brasil, Lollapalooza Chile and Lollapalooza Argentina return in 2017 with one of their most anticipated lineups to date featuring headliners METALLICA, THE STROKES, THE WEEKND and THE XX, along with THE CHAINSMOKERS, FLUME, TWO DOOR CINEMA CLUB, RANCID, DURAN DURAN, THE 1975 and many more. Fans will be excited to see METALLICA perform tracks from their new album, "Hardwired...To Self Destruct", coming out November 18, as well as as new songs from THE WEEKND's upcoming release, "Starboy", due on November 25. This will be the first appearance in South American from THE WEEKND, RANCID and THE 1975. The sixth edition of Lollapalooza Brasil takes place on March 25-26 at Autódromo de Interlagos in São Paulo. The fourth edition of Lollapalooza Argentina takes place on March 31 and April 1 at Hippodromo de San Isidro in Buenos Aires. The seventh edition of Lollapalooza Chile takes place April 1-2 at the beautiful O'Higgins Park in Santiago. METALLICA bassist Robert Trujillo recently told the Orlando, Florida radio station WJRR about the band's touring plans in support of "Hardwired...To Self-Destruct": "We will be definitely getting out there and touring this one hard. The thing is it's a new baby. With the release of the album and figuring out the setlist, and also being very excited about that, it takes time. And nurturing the show as well — everything from visual production to sound design and that whole thing. It's really exciting for all of us, including management. Usually, with the States, we really wanna come in and there's no experimenting; we want it to be right and solid. So we will be touring the States next year; it's just we're still developing the production to bring it out there. We've done a few things here and there — we played in Minneapolis very recently and we played in San Francisco also fairly recently. So we're juicing up the machine here. We're getting there. People are just gonna have to be a little bit more patient with us. I know it took a while to get the album finished and mixed and mastered, and release is right there, coming up very soon. But at the same time, now we've gotta get the show right. And it's all gonna be happening." metallicalolla3poster metallicalolla2poster metallicalolla1poster
09/28/2016 06:17 AM
TESTAMENT: Third Trailer For 'Brotherhood Of The Snake' Album
The third trailer for "Brotherhood Of The Snake", the twelfth album from San Francisco Bay Area thrash metal veterans TESTAMENT, is available below. The CD will be released on October 28 via Nuclear Blast. The cover was once again created by renowned artist Eliran Kantor, who also handled the art for the TESTAMENT's last album, 2012's "Dark Roots Of Earth", and also worked with bands like HATEBREED, SOULFLY and KATAKLYSM in the past. "Brotherhood Of The Snake" track listing: 01. Brotherhood Of The Snake 02. The Pale King 03. Stronghold 04. Seven Seals 05. Born In A Rut 06. Centuries Of Suffering 07. Neptune's Spear 08. Black Jack 09. Canna-Business 10. The Number Game "Brotherhood Of The Snake" was recorded under the watchful eyes of producer Juan Urteaga (EXODUS, HEATHEN, MACHINE HEAD), guitarist Eric Peterson and singer Chuck Billy and was mixed and mastered by British metal producer Andy Sneap (ACCEPT, ARCH ENEMY, CRADLE OF FILTH, KREATOR, MACHINE HEAD, MEGADETH). Regarding the lyrical themes covered on "Brotherhood Of The Snake", Chuck told Metal Wani: "Well, it's kind of like a concept record. I know, going into it, the past records, I was writing songs that were more personal and there were topics that were kind of real — losing a family member or anything that's real; that's what we were kind of writing. And Eric really wanted to kind of get back to, 'Let's write some cool stories and cool words and cool lyrics.' And so I was, like, 'Okay, that's cool.' And then, I kind of, at the time, was watching a TV series; it was a show called 'Ancient Aliens' that was on once a week. And it showed a lot of the connection between aliens and religion. And it kind of got my attention, because there was different religions all around the world, different spots in the world, where there was always the same alien being with big heads and strange bodies and flying objects in the sky. And it kind of made me realize, wow, how, that many thousands of years ago, did they communicate and see these same things unless it was real, unless there's something about it. So it really made me think, maybe there is something to these aliens and our existence and religion and everything. And then I stumbled on to the 'brotherhood of the snake' and the story of that. And that was about a secret society over six thousand years ago that were out on a crusade just to dig down religions. And there was an alien king, Anu, who basically created mankind as a slave for them to mine the minerals and gold from our planet earth. So it was kind of, like, 'Wow!' From an 'Ancient Aliens' show to this… There's something there that we can kind of run on and get the lyrics going and tell the storyline about. So that kind of got the ball rolling." Peterson told Kaaos TV about "Brotherhood Of The Snake": "The only difference on this one is we're trying to be a little bit more organic, and getting away from Andy's perfection sound, and get more of a looser… you know, still keeping the slickness of it, but trying to get a little bit more raw. So it's kind of a hard way to describe it. But we don't want it too perfect. And I didn't record four guitars; I did two this time. So there's a lot more air going on with the rhythms and stuff like that." Asked whether the musical direction of TESTAMENT's new material is a throwback to the band's early albums or if it's more similar to the recent TESTAMENT records, Eric said: "More like the modern [TESTAMENT sound], but, you know, like I was saying earlier, having that more raw feeling. Of course, our influences have changed a lot. For me, I always get accused of listening to older stuff [and I am told that] I need to listen to more new stuff. But I always like to go back and listen to records from the '70s and the '80s. And I won't name the bands I listen to, but I listen to a lot of different stuff that has nothing to do with metal, because I hear things differently. I don't hear it, like… You know, like if I listen to [American blues rock guitarist] Joe Bonamassa or something, I'm not, like, 'Wow, I wanna sound like that.' I just kind of get ideas of key changes and the way he hits certain notes or whatever and apply it to what we're doing. And that's the same thing with anything." TESTAMENT will promote "Brotherhood Of The Snake" by teaming up with AMON AMARTH for a European tour this fall.
09/28/2016 06:12 AM
Former QUARTZ vocalist Mike "Taffy" Taylor died on September 27. The band issued the following statement: "It is with heavy hearts, much sadness, sorrow and regret that we announce the passing of our very dear dear friend and original founder band member Mike 'Taffy' Taylor. Our thoughts and deepest sympathies and condolences go out to his family and to all who were lucky enough to have met and known him. LEGEND." Considered one of the leading NWOBHM (New Wave of British Heavy Metal) bands, QUARTZ guitarist Mike Hopkins had previously played with John Bonham's WAY OF LIFE while second guitarist Geoff Nicholls would join BLACK SABBATH in 1979. Drummer Malcolm Cope was involved with pre-production for BLACK SABBATH's "Born Again". Over their career QUARTZ toured heavily — playing the Reading Festival three times ('76, ''77 and '80) — and touring as support to the likes of UFO, IRON MAIDEN, SAXON, GILLAN and RUSH. QUARTZ's debut album, originally issued on Jet Records in 1977, was produced by BLACK SABBATH guitarist Tony Iommi and featured guest appearances by Ozzy Osbourne and QUEEN guitarist Brian May. Taylor's last album with the band was 1980's sophomore effort, "Stand Up And Fight", featuring the singles "Stoking Up The Fires Of Hell" and the title track. In the summer of 1981, Taylor left QUARTZ to focus on his own project TAFFY TAYLOR’S BIG ROLL BAND. Reformed without Mike Taylor in 2011, QUARTZ will release its fourth full-length studio album, "Fear No Evil", on October 28 via High Roller Records.

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09/28/2016 05:56 AM
SUNNDRUG To Release 'Exit Wounds' Album In October
Virginia Beach quintet SUNNDRUG, which includes Chris Raines (former drummer of NORMA JEAN and original drummer of SPITFIRE) and Jimmy Reeves (original bassist for SPITFIRE), will release its debut album, "Exit Wounds", on October 31 via Mind Over Matter Records. A lyric video for the record's latest single, "Shining", can be seen below. "We worked with ITAL/C studio to create the album art, and they gave us some great imagery to work with," said Reeves, who is the vocalist for the new project. "Ron Thompson shot the photos and we wanted to edit them together in a way that supported the dark feel of 'Shining'." When asked about the track itself, Reeves said: "'Shining' was the last song we wrote before starting to record the album. Its working title was 'Bonham Song' because the sonic inspiration for it came from the way LED ZEPPELIN played the blues. It's a jilted love story based around the setting of a well-curated online life being a mirage for a person whose reality doesn’t live up to it. The end of the song is a moment on the record I'm particularly proud of because I think the music evokes something even without lyrics." SUNNDRUG began as a songwriting outlet for Reeves as he worked his way through a crumbling relationship of over ten years. When Reeves started writing "Exit Wounds", he rekindled a musical partnership with former bandmate Chris Raines, who was the original drummer of SPITFIRE and also spent some time drumming in the metalcore band NORMA JEAN. The album constructs a narrative of a man coming apart at the seams as he attempts to get a fix on a reality that is nothing more than sand in his fist. After they completed the 12 tracks, they enlisted a seasoned crew of musicians to help them take the songs to the stage. "Exit Wounds" was mixed by Jeremy Simeon Howell Griffith and mastered by Andreas Magnusson. "Exit Wounds" track listing: 01. White Ladders 02. Denial 03. Blackout 04. Psyvamp 05. Shining 06. Stilts 07. Exit Wounds 08. Halo 09. Big Data 10. Echolalia 11. Group Therapy 12. Young Blood
09/28/2016 12:41 AM
Video: AIRBOURNE Frontman Falls Off Stage During Kamloops, British Columbia Concert
Joel O'Keeffe of Australian hard rockers AIRBOURNE injured his leg when he fell off the stage during the band's September 22 concert in Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada. The incident happened during the encore song "Running Wild" while O'Keeffe was in the middle of his guitar solo. O'Keeffe was picked up by the band's crew, who brought him back to the stage and held on to him (out of view) while he finished the song. They eventually brought out a chair for him to sit on while he completed the set. Fan-filmed video footage of the incident can be seen below. AIRBOURNE's new studio album, "Breakin' Outta Hell". was released on September 23. Joel recently told Spotlight Report that staying true to the old-school rock sound comes naturally to AIRBOURNE: "I think it's mostly because we are a bunch of blokes who love rock and roll," he said. "We feel it and we play it for people like us — people who are into the same music of us. That's why it's so awesome to see fans at our shows with IRON MAIDEN, AC/DC and JUDAS PRIEST shirts, for example, because those are bands we love and grew up with and that's the kind of sound we will play until the end." Joel also offered his opinion on AC/DC's decision to carry on touring with Axl Rose as the replacement vocalist, filling in for the ailing Brian Johnson. He said: "[Their] tour is called 'Rock Or Bust', and that's exactly what the guys are doing. They did not choose to be in that situation, but they are still going at it. Now, Cliff [Williams, bass] just announced he is leaving too, but Angus [Young, guitar] said they will continue touring. That's the spirit! Regarding Axl Rose, I haven't personally seen the shows with him, but friends who were lucky enough to see the gig told me it was spectacular."

09/28/2016 12:04 AM
AARON LEWIS On STAIND: 'I Have No Interest Or Creative Need To Go There Right Now'
STAIND has been mostly inactive since 2011 and singer Aaron Lewis said in a new interview that the band is probably going to stay that way for the foreseeable future. Asked by Rolling Stone if the group is on hiatus, Lewis replied: "We haven't broken up. I have no interest or creative need to go there right now. I'm pretty focused on [country music] and I'm not going anywhere. This is what feels right at this point in my life. Do I think there's room somewhere down the road for STAIND to play shows in the summertime, radio festivals and stuff like that? Sure. Do I think I have another one of those records in me? Of course I do. All I have to do is live." STAIND guitarist Mike Mushok is now playing in SAINT ASONIA with former THREE DAYS GRACE frontman Adam Gontier. The band's debut album was released in July 2015. Lewis, meanwhile, has been pursuing a career in the country music scene as a solo artist, releasing an EP and a couple of albums and touring constantly. Mushok recently admitted to Canadian journalist Mitch Lafon that it was "a little frustrating" having to put STAIND on hold while Aaron continues to record and tour as a country solo artist. But he added: "[Aaron] has to be happy with what he wants to do.' And if [he's] not happy… No matter what I do, when I go to Aaron, I can't [say to him], 'Dude, we have all these offers. We've gotta play these shows.' I can't make him. And if I did make him, he'd resent me. And it wouldn't be fun, and it wouldn't be what they're supposed to be. So when the day comes that he decides, 'Hey, man, let's do this again,' either I'll be ready or I won't. It's either, 'No, man, I'm doing this [SAINT ASONIA] now, because you had your thing,' or we'll be on a break, or whatever it is, and I'll say, 'Okay, we can do it.' So I'm really just kind of playing it as it goes." STAIND has released seven studio albums dating back to 1996, with eleven Top 10 rock singles and four No. 1 tracks to its credit.
09/27/2016 11:21 PM
MÖTLEY CRÜE: 'The End' Limited-Edition Box Set Due In November
MÖTLEY CRÜE will release a box set, "Mötley Crüe: The End", on November 25 via Eleven Seven Music. The box set will chronicle the band's 35-year career with the inclusion of six LPs and CDs, packaged within a hardcover photo book, of "Too Fast For Love" (1981), "Shout At The Devil" (1983), "Theatre Of Pain" (1985), "Girls, Girls, Girls" (1987), "Dr. Feelgood" (1989), "Saints Of Los Angeles" (2008), and conclude with a live audio CD and DVD of the band's final performance to a sold-out Los Angeles Staples Center arena on December 31, 2015. Also included are four exclusive, autographed lithograph photo prints of the band, four exclusive Mick Mars guitar picks and a commemorative "Final Tour" VIP laminate pass. Live DVD track listing: 01. Intro 02. Girls, Girls, Girls 03. Wild Side 04. Primal Scream 05. Same Ol' Situation (S.O.S) 06. Don't Go Away Mad (Just Go Away) 07. Rock N Roll Part II / Smokin' In The Boys' Room 08. Looks That Kill 09. Mutherf***** Of The Year 10. In The Beginning / Shout At The Devil 11. Louder Than Hell 12. Drum Solo 13. Guitar Solo 14. Saints Of Los Angeles 15. Live Wire 16. T.N.T (Terror 'N Tinseltown) / Dr. Feelgood 17. Kickstart My Heart 18. Home Sweet Home 19. My Way (Credits) Live CD track listing: 01. Intro 02. Girls, Girls, Girls 03. Wild Side 04. Primal Scream 05. Same Ol' Situation (S.O.S.) 06. Don't Go Away Mad (Just Go Away) 07. Smokin' In The Boys' Room 08. Looks That Kill 09. Mutherf***** Of The Year 10. Shout At The Devil 11. Louder Than Hell 12. Saints Of Los Angeles 13. Live Wire 14. Dr. Feelgood 15. Kickstart My Heart 16. Home Sweet Home Pre-order your copy now exclusively on PledgeMusic. As previously reported, MÖTLEY CRÜE's final concert will be screened at select cinemas across Europe, South America, Australia and Japan next month. Filmed at The Staples Centre in Los Angeles on December 31, 2015, "The End" features the swansong concert in its glorious entirety alongside exclusive backstage documentary footage. Having been previously shown in the States back in June, it's being screened in select cinemas at overseas territories for one night only on October 13. In January, 2014, MÖTLEY CRÜE held a press conference announcing their "Final Tour", complete with a "cessation of touring" agreement signed by all members prohibiting any and all future live engagements under the MÖTLEY CRÜE name. MÖTLEY CRÜE's two-year concert trek, saw the band — Vince Neil (vocals), Mick Mars (guitars), Nikki Sixx (bass) and Tommy Lee (drums) — perform across five continents (North America, South America, Europe, Australia and Asia) for a total of more than 164 shows in 72 markets grossing over $100 million. Known for their over-the-top production, MÖTLEY CRÜE did not disappoint for their last show ever on New Year's Eve: from massive, cutting-edge pyro, including Nikki Sixx's bass guitar spitting fire over 30 feet into the air, and Tommy Lee's "Crüecifly" drum roller coaster, amongst many other spectacular elements. Lead singer Vince Neil delivered an emotional "thank you" speech to the audience, while the band supplied next-level, high-octane fueled energy, ringing in the New Year on stage with thousands of balloons raining down on the crowd. The grand finale of the show included a blow-out performance of their hit single, "Kickstart My Heart" with Nikki Sixx and Vince Neil floating above the audience in far-reaching "cherry-pickers." Leaving fans in tears, the show concluded with an emotional encore rendition of "Home Sweet Home" from the second stage riser in the center of the audience. "Mötley Crüe: The End" was produced and distributed by Live Alliance and Eagle Rock Entertainment. Christian Lamb directed the concert portion. Jeff Tremaine, creator of the "Jackass" series, directed the documentary segment. motleycruetheendboxset
09/27/2016 10:55 PM
METALLICA Performs New Song 'Moth Into Flame' Live For First Time (Video)
METALLICA played its new song "Moth Into Flame" live for the first time last night (Tuesday, September 27) at a special intimate show at Webster Hall in New York City. Multi-camera fan-filmed video footage of the performance can be seen below. "Moth Into Flame" is taken from METALLICA's tenth studio album, "Hardwired...To Self-Destruct", which is scheduled for a November 18 release via Blackened Recordings. The long-awaited follow-up to 2008's "Death Magnetic" consists of two discs, containing a dozen songs and nearly 80 minutes of music. "Hardwired...To Self-Destruct" was produced by Greg Fidelman with frontman James Hetfield and drummer Lars Ulrich. The band recorded the disc at its own studio. Instead of a previously announced bonus disc of demos, the deluxe edition of the album will now feature a number of cover songs that the band has recorded over the past few years, including a medley of Ronnie James Dio songs, IRON MAIDEN's "Remember Tomorrow" and DEEP PURPLE's "When A Blind Man Cries". The deluxe version will also feature a live set recorded at Rasputin's in Berkeley, California on Record Store Day 2016 and a live version of the new song "Hardwired" recorded last month at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis. Ulrich spoke with Rolling Stone in a recent interview about the lyrical themes on the "Hardwired...To Self-Destruct". He revealed: "There's a lot of dark stuff about relationships. Not just with other people, but the hidden personalities within." Hetfield told The Pulse Of Radio which songs on the new record contained some of his favorite lyrics. "You know, for me, lyrically some of the favorite, 'Moth Into Flame', I like 'Am I Savage?' and boy, I really like 'Dream No More', which is also kind of another Cthulhu reference but in a very different sense. [Laughs]." Ulrich also said about the disc's musical style: "Most of the songs are simpler. We introduce a mood and we stick to it, rather than songs we've done where one riff happens and we go over here and then over there and becomes a journey through all these different soundscapes. The songs are more linear." Hetfield talked about how some fans online are already giving the new record a thumbs-down before hearing it. He said, "Yeah, you get different versions of it now online, with all the haters and the people that have some bone to pick. We don't give a crap. We love what we do, and we're doing it because we love doing it, and we're making music we wanna hear. We're artists, and it's as simple as that. And you can judge it all you want, but we're gonna do what we feel is right for us." METALLICA will next appear at Neil Young's Bridge School Benefit in Mountain View, California on October 22 and October 23.

09/27/2016 05:27 PM
SOUNDGARDEN Has 'Rough Demos Of A Dozen Or So Songs' For Next Studio Album, Says KIM THAYIL
SOUNDGARDEN guitarist Kim Thayil says that the band has "rough demos of a dozen or so songs" for the follow-up to 2012's comeback album, "King Animal". The group started work on a new record last year, but took a break while frontman Chris Cornell toured last fall and earlier this year in support of his latest solo effort, "Higher Truth". Speaking to "Whiplash", the KLOS radio show hosted by Full Metal Jackie, Thayil said about the progress of the songwriting sessions for the next SOUNDGARDEN record (hear audio below): "Right now, there are some other projects that are taking up bandmembers' time. Matt's [Cameron, drums] got some PEARL JAM touring and projects. Matt and Chris [Cornell, vocals] together, of course, are working on this TEMPLE OF THE DOG [reunion] thing. "Over the past year, we've had a number of songwriting and jam sessions, SOUNDGARDEN, getting together to simply exchange ideas and document and record them. So we have some rough demos of a dozen or so songs. We'll continue to do this as everyone's schedule lightens up and opens up. And hopefully by next year we'll find ourselves in the studio fleshing out these ideas." Thayil also talked about how SOUNDGARDEN's creative process for making a new album has changed from when the band first achieved success. "The most exciting thing was having the new material be as fresh, and to add to the new material with the individual musical experiences we've acquired over the past decade or so," he said. "That kept everything with the same songwriting and personnel dynamic, that's augmented that personal dynamic with these new ideas and new music and new experiences that we've acquired over the past decade or so." he continued: "With any relationship — with family or loved ones or boyfriend and girlfriend — sometimes after a period of time, you grow apart; you grow apart when you're together, you grow apart when you're away. But after this long period of time, we're still sort of where we're at with each other, and that's been a very positive thing. Probably because over those years when the band was not together, we were all still in touch and all still sharing similar social circles and the same friends, so we were always constantly doing things together and running into each other. It was just a matter of getting the four of us all on the same page and willing to put our nose to the grindstone and do the work that was required to keep the SOUNDGARDEN machine going the way it was when we split in the late '90s. I think the added maturity and growth is probably a bonus as well." SOUNDGARDEN reunited in 2010 after a 13-year layoff, touring and then eventually writing new material that became the basis for "King Animal", its first new studio album in 16 years. In addition to "King Animal", SOUNDGARDEN has issued a live CD, a greatest hits compilation and a two-disc collection of B-sides, outtakes and rarities. "Whiplash" airs every Monday night from 10:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m. on the Los Angeles radio station 95.5 KLOS. The show can be heard on the KLOS web site at 955klos.com or you can listen in on the KLOS channel on iHeartRadio. Full Metal Jackie also hosts a nationally syndicated radio program, which can be heard all over the country. To see a full list of stations carrying Full Metal Jackie's show and when it airs, go to FullMetalJackieRadio.com.