Monthly Archives March 2013

MEGADETH – Dave Mustaine Meets Willie Nelson


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Den Headz, MEGADETH’s Dave Mustaine recently ran into country legend Willie Nelson at a restaurant in Austin, Texas. Mustaine tweeted: “Willie Nelson is in the restaurant I am eating at. I just met him! How cool is this???”

Soon after, Mustaine took to Twitter again to post a photo of him (seen above) talking to Willie about him doing a potential guest appearance on the track “The Blackest Crow”, which will be featured on Megadeth’s new album, “Super Collider”.

No word yet on whether or not the two music outlaws will make this happen for real.

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BATTLECROSS – Announces Replacement Drummer


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Detroit Thrashers BATTLECROSS announces Kevin Talley will be stepping in to play drums for the band on their two upcoming live performances, the New England Metal & Hardcore Fest (4/19) and the Orion Music & More Festival (6/08-6/09). Drummer Mike Kreger has parted ways with the band to focus on some new opportunities and attend to personal business.

Veteran metal drummer Talley, who is currently drumming for Six Feet Under, said. “I’m stoked to play these shows with such an energetic and impressive band like Battlecross...

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HAVOK – Premiere New Music Video


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Denver thrashers HAVOK have premiered their latest video for the song “From The Cradle To The Grave” from their 2012 EP, The Point Of No Return, via the band’s official Facebook page. The video, directed by Roy Warner, was filmed on location in Detroit during the band’s final tour of 2012 alongside Skeletonwitch. The premiere coincides with the band’s continued work on their anticipated Terry Date produced third full-length album.

To view “From The Cradle To The Grave” click HERE.

Discussing the song’s lyrical inspiration, vocalist/guitarist Dave Sanchez says, “‘From The Cradle To The Grave’ is about America’s first serial killer, H.H. Holmes. In the late 1800s, in Chicago, Holmes built a hotel specifically with murder in mind...

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MINISTRY – Final Album Details Revealed


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MINISTRY will be releasing it’s final album ever. Frontman Al Jourgensen said the band’s 2012 album “Relapse” was going to be the final Ministry album ever. 2007’s “The Last Sucker” was also the final album by Al & Co. but they just keep coming back. Apparently this time it’s the real deal.

During 19 days in December, Ministry wrote and recorded riffs for 18 songs. Then they went their separate ways for Christmas. “This was one of the most creative Ministry tracking sessions ever. The band was on fire!” Jourgensen says. “We were having fun, we were coming up with great ideas and experimenting with everything we’ve ever wanted to do, from Stones-y blues to dub and, of course, heavy guitar-based rock. It was too easy. No fighting, no problems...

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AUTOPSY – Set To Record New Album


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AUTOPSY is set to enter the recording studio next month, as the band enters to lay down the tracks for its upcoming album, The Headless Ritual, due out this year via Peaceville Records. Recording will commence on April 1, 2013 at Fantasy Studios in San Francisco, Calif. with producer Adam Munoz.

Said drummer/vocalist Chris Reifert, “Expect nothing less than the monstrous brutality that Autopsy has been known to offer. Laurels will not be rested upon, trends will not be followed and mercy will not be shown. Mark your calendars for June and pick out a coffin to lie down and die in. Darkness and death await…”

Source: Lambgoat

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HELLOWEEN – Announces Fall North American Tour


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German power metalers HELLOWEEN have announced their Fall North American tour. The band will travel across the US and Canada this September and October bringing their power hooks and catchy melodies to fans who have yearned to see them since their 2008 tour with Gamma Ray.

Tickets are now on sale at www.enterthevault.com

Tour Dates:

24. Sep 13 USA New York City, NY / Stage 48
25. Sep 13 CAN Montreal, QUE / Club Soda
26. Sep 13 CAN Quebec City, QUE / Theater Imperial
28. Sep 13 CAN Toronto, OT / The Opera House
29. Sep 13 USA Columbus, OH / Newport Music Hall
30. Sep 13 USA Joliet, IL / Mojoes
02. Okt 13 USA Denver/Engelwood, CO / Gothic Theater
03. Okt 13 USA Salt Lake City, UT / In the Venue
05. Okt 13 USA Seattle, WA / El Corazon
07. Okt 13 USA Anaheim, CA / The Grov

Source: The Ga...

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EVILE – Reveals New Album Title And Artwork


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Huddersfield thrashers EVILE have revealed the album title and artwork for their upcoming fourth album.

The quartet’s new release will be called ‘Skull’ and the brutal album artwork, painted by Eliran Kantor (Testament, Sodom), can be seen above.

The follow up to 2011′s ‘Five Serpent’s Teeth’ saw the band working with producer Russ Russell (Napalm Death, Dimmu Borgir) once again at Parlour Studios in Kettering and is set for release on 27 May via Earache.

Evile will also be participating in Record Store Day this year, with the release of a limited edition 7″ split picture disc with Entombed, which sees the band’s rendition of the Entombed classic ‘Drowned’ (recorded especially for our Secret History Of Earache) alongside the original...

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MACHINE HEAD – Begins Search For Touring Bassist


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MACHINE HEAD will begin the process of searching for a temporary bassist replacement for this summer’s Mayhem Festival in the U.S. Interested in trying out? For a limited time the band will accept and review YouTube submissions that include the following:

1) Video: A standalone performance of the songs listed below, just yourself, singing and playing bass along to the the tracks off the albums. **Camera phone is fine as long as it’s stable**

2) A brief 1- to 2-minute statement about your musical experience; playing, touring experience, etc.

Please upload your videos to YouTube and e-mail a link (or links) to MHBassAuditions@gmail.com that includes the following songs:

1) This Is The End
2) Halo
3) Beautiful Mourning

Once the band has narrowed down potential candidates, they will hold ...

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KYLESA – Streaming New Song Online


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KYLESA has just premiered “Quicksand,” a new song from forthcoming release “Ultraviolet,” online via Spin.com. Check it out HERE.

You can preview the cover artwork (designed by Sean Beaudry) and pre-order the album via Season of Mist’s e-shop in various editions, including exclusive bundles. The album’s track listing is as follows:

1. Exhale
2. Unspoken
3. Grounded
4. We’re Taking This
5. Long Gone
6. What Does It Take
7. Steady Breakdown
8. Low Tide
9. Vulture’s Landing
10. Quicksand
11. Drifting

Source: Metalunderground

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DEATH ANGEL – To Begin Recording In April


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Den Headz, recording sessions for DEATH ANGEL’s new studio album will commence at Audiohammer Studios next month in Sanford, FL. A tentative October release date through Nuclear Blast is being mapped out for the outing.

Jason Suecof (Trivium, Job For A Cowboy) and the bands own Rob Cavestany will be shouldering the production duties on the effort. Of the coming sessions, the latter offered:

“After nearly 3 years of nonstop touring for Relentless Retribution, we are about to enter the studio to record our seventh album! We are playing the final show of the Relentless Retribution Tour on March 31 in Holland, fly home for a few days of final pre-production rehearsals in Oakland, then begin tracking in Florida on April 8.

Relentless turned out the way we wanted so we we’re taking...

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