Monthly Archives March 2017

GLOOM – Signs With eOneMusic/Lifeblood Inc.





GLOOM have signed a deal with eOne Music/Lifeblood Inc. with plans to release their full-length debut, “Solaris“, through the label on June 02nd. The band commented:

“‘Solaris‘ is our first full length and while we were writing the album we really wanted to bring all our individual influences to the table and create something dynamic. We really want to carve out our own niche in metal and ‘Solaris‘ is a big step in that direction. For us, ‘Cede‘ is a good musical representation of some of the different styles you’ll hear on the album. Lyrically, it’s about breaking the cycle of a bad on-off relationship I had for years and finding a place where I could grow out of those feelings.”
The track they mentioned above, “Cede“, debuted today HERE...

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GOJIRA – New ‘Magma Tour’ Recap Video Posted





GOJIRA have released Part 2 of a video series documenting the band’s Magma Tour 2017. Watch two parts below:

Part 1 HERE. Part 2 HERE.

Gojira have announced a run of US headline dates which will see the group joined by Kyng (5/2 – 5/3), followed by dates with Deafheaven and Code Orange (5/16 – 5/18). For tickets and more information, head to the band’s site.

Furthermore, Gojira were recently announced as support for Metallica on a string of North American dates. Gojira are set to join Metallica’s WorldWired Tour along with Avenged Sevenfold on July 29th at Los Angeles, CA’s Rose Bowl and continue on the road with them through August 16th.

This coming spring Gojira are set to embark on a string of US dates with Opeth which will kick-off May 4th at Nashville, Tennessee’s War Memor...

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SEBASTIAN BACH – “Collectively ‘SKID ROW’ Had Real Chemistry!”





The ex-SKID ROW frontman earlier this year sat down to chat about his career in rock music with Yahoo. He talks about his former band’s landmark debut album, plus getting heavier on their sophomore effort and being the first metal band to debut at No. 1. He also touches on the subject of one day soon possibly reuniting with his ex-bandmates. Here is an excerpt:

“Someday maybe all of us will realize that ‘collectively’ we were a force that had real (kinda) chemistry, possibly more than without each other.”

Watch HERE, HERE and HERE.

SEBASTIAN BACH BIO: Original Voice of Skid Row. Winner: CMT’S ‘Gone Country 2″. Broadway: Jekyll & Hyde: The Musical, Rocky Horror, Jesus Christ Superstar (National Tour)...

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BUTCHER BABIES – New Drummer Announced





BUTCHER BABIES have announced their new drummer:

“Let’s all give a Butcher welcome to our new drummer Chase Brickenden (pictured below). You may have seen him with us last year on tour with Megadeth, Knotfest USA and Knotfest Japan,” says Butcher Babies frontwomen Heidi Shepherd and Carla Harvey. “He’s a beast and we couldn’t be more excited to what he brings to the band. After writing this entire new album with us, he is currently tracking drums to make your faces melt.”

“Formerly, he has slayed the drums for Thrown Into Exhile, Otep, and more...

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METALLICA – Robert’s Bass Solo & Whiplash In Brazil (AUDIO)





TMD has obtained live audio via television broadcast of METALLICA performing at Autodromo de Interlagos in Sao Paulo, Brazil on 3/25. The listener is treated to Robert’s bass solo & Whiplash. Listen below!!

Metallica were easily the best, most influential heavy metal band of the ’80s and ’90s. Responsible for bringing the genre back to earth, the bandmates looked and talked like they were from the street, shunning the usual rock star games of metal musicians during the mid-’80s pop-metal renaissance. Metallica also expanded the limits of thrash, using speed and volume not for their own sake, but to enhance their intricately structured compositions.

The release of 1983’s Kill ‘Em All marked the beginning of the legitimization of heavy metal’s underground, bringing new complexity and d...

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GRAVES AT SEA – New Tour Dates Announced





Portland sludge/doom quartet, GRAVES AT SEA, have announced new summer US tour dates. The band is touring in support of their 2016 debut full-length album, The Curse That Is. Check out the full itinerary below.

May
30 – Boise, ID – Shredder
31 – Salt Lake City, UT – Club X

June
1 – Denver, CO – Hi Dive *
2 – Colorado Springs, CO – 71 Grind Fest / Black Sheep *
3 – Albuquerque, NMvSister Bar *
5 – Mesa, AZ – Club Red
6 – San Diego, CA – Brick By Brick
7 – Glendale, CA – Complex
8 – Long Beach, CA – Alex’s Bar (with Barghest, Recluse)
9 – Sacramento, CA – Starlite Lounge
10 – Oakland, CA – Oakland Metro (with Noothgrush, Samothrace)
15 – Seattle, WA – NWTF / Neumos
16 – Portland, OR – Tonic Lounge (with Young and in the Way)

* with Conan & North

GRAVES AT SEA was formed in 2002 by fr...

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DRAGONFORCE – Streaming New Song





On May 19th, international metal superstars DRAGONFORCE will release their new studio album, “Reaching Into Infinity,” via Metal Blade Records in the USA.

Today, the band has unleashed the record’s first single, “Judgement Day,” in addition to a live video HERE for the classic track, “Operation Ground and Pound” – which is taken from the special CD/DVD edition of “Reaching Into Infinity.”

The new album’s track listing:

Disc 1 – CD
1. Reaching into Infinity
2. Ashes of the Dawn
3. Judgement Day
4. Astral Empire
5. Curse of Darkness
6. Silence
7. Midnight Madness
8. WAR!
9. Land of Shattered Dreams
10. The Edge of the World
11. Our Final Stand
Bonus Tracks
12. Hatred and Revenge
13. Evil Dead

Disc 2 – Bonus DVD: “DragonForce Live at Woodstock Festival Poland 2016”
1. Holding On
2...

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QUEENSRŸCHE – European Summer Headliner Dates





It was recently announced that QUEENSRŸCHE would be supporting Blue Öyster Cult in Europe this summer for three shows as well as making festival appearances. The band has now confirmed headline shows for Europe. Their schedule is as follows:

June
16 – Hellfest Open Air Festival – Clisson, France
17 – Rockfels Open Air Festival – Sankt Goarshausen, Germany
18 – Graspop Metal Meeting – Dessel, Belgium
20 – Z7 – Pratteln, Switzerland (with Blue Öyster Cult)
21 – Live Music Hall – Cologne, Germany (with Blue Öyster Cult)
22 – Tivoli – Utrecht, Netherlands (with Blue Öyster Cult)
23 – Le Forum – Vaureal, France
24 – Im Wizemann – Stuttgart, Germany
25 – Lido – Berlin, Germany
27 – Backstage Halle – Munich, Germany
28 – Zona Roveri – Bologna, Italy
29 – Phenomenon – Fontaneto D’ag...

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ROB HALFORD – “The Complete Albums Collection” Box Set





JUDAS PRIEST frontman Rob Halford‘s collected works outside the band will be packaged into a new box set titled “The Complete Albums Collection”. The set will be released on May 19th and among the efforts featured are:

Fight:

“K5: The War of Words Demos” (recorded 1992, released 2007)
“War Of Words” (1993)
“Mutations” (1994)
“A Small Deadly Space” (1995)
2wo:

“Voyeurs” (1998)
Halford:

“Resurrection” (2000)
“Live Insurrection” (2 CDs, 2001)
“Crucible” (2002)
“Live In Anaheim” (2 CDs; recorded 2003, released 2010)
“Halford III: Winter Songs” (2009)
“Halford IV: Made Of Metal” (2010)
Pre-orders are available now through Amazon. Judas Priest are currently in the studio recording their eighteenth studio album.

There have been few vocalists in...

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OZZY OSBOURNE – “Crazy Train” Alternate Version





TMD shares this NEVER BEFORE CIRCULATED alternate studio mix of OZZY’s classic song “Crazy Train”, featuring the blazing guitar work of late shredder Randy Rhoads, who lost his life in a tragic plane crash 35 years ago this month. Randy was only 25 years old.

“Crazy Train” is the song that not only introduced Ozzy Osbourne as a solo artist but also introduced the world to guitar shredder Randy Rhoads. But according to original Ozzy Osbourne Band bassist Bob Daisley, he was the brains behind the tune, not the Prince of Darkness. “The title was mine and 99% of the lyrics were mine,” Daisley boasted. “I think a word or two came from Ozzy.” – Rolling Stone


Now the listener can hear the legendary tune truly as never before!!



Ozzy buff Harry Goza offers this background on the mysterious...

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