Hey there random rocker/metalhead! It’s always good to indulge yourself in uncharted territories, ain’t it? So today, I bring to thee from the other half of the world, across oceans, from the land of bread and fashion, hard rockers LUMBERJACKS. So, three years after the release of their debut EP and after some months of hard work but also tons of gigs along with bands such as Electric Mary and Bukowski, French heavy-rockers LUMBERJACKS are about to release their debut full-length album ‘Alone?‘ coming out on May 5th on CD & digital formats.
In the meantime, the quintet just pulled the curtains off on a brand new single called “Mystery Light“. The track and the entire album was recorded, mixed and mastered by Edgar Chevallier at Lower Tones Place Studio. So today we bring to you the single stream which you can find attached below.
The Los Angeles rap metal outfit are having a great time of their career. Having released ‘Bloodlust‘ back in 31st March the previous year to a critical and worldwide acclaim, they continue to stir some controversial and blunt right opinions in the music industry. In its first week, it debuted at #3 in the UK Rock and Metal Chart. The track, “Black Hoodie” from the same album is up for their maiden Grammy nomination this year at the 60th annual Grammy Awards Show. Talking about Grammys, the LA collective will begin 2018 on a high note as they also get a chance to showcase their live performance at this year’s Grammys. BODY COUNT will perform live during the Grammy Awards Premiere Ceremony hosted by Paul Shaffer, which will take place at The Theater at Madison Square Garden on Sunday, January 28, 2018, from 3–6 p.m. ET and will be streamed live internationally via GRAMMY.com/live and CBS.com
GRETA VAN FLEET, who are being dubbed as the second Led Zeppelin, took the 2017 music scene by storm with its dynamic rock ‘n’ roll debut single “Highway Tune” claiming the #1 spot at Rock Radio for five consecutive weeks, amassing 10-million-plus Spotify plays and 6.8-million YouTube views in 2017 alone, selling out every single one of its headline dates in advance, and ending up on many year album top album list, will kick off its 2018 tour schedule at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival on Friday, April 13. The band’s itinerary will include a slew of other major outdoor music festivals as well as headline dates that will see them playing to larger-capacity venues and multiple nights in some cities. Five of the dates – Houston, Dallas, Nashville and two nights in Detroit – went on sale last week and all sold out in under 15-minutes. Tickets for GRETA VAN FLEET‘s headline dates for this leg go on sale to the public this Friday, January 26.
While rumors are still flying thick and fast in the media, Tom Angelripper has already announced the new line-up of his band SODOM: Husky (ASPHYX, DESASTER) is set to man the drum kit, Frank Blackfire (ex-SODOM, ex-Kreator, FRANK BLACKFIRE, ASSASSIN) and Yorck Segatz (BEYONDITION) have been enlisted on guitars. Sodom have already released seminal albums such as ‘Persecution Mania‘, the live cut ‘Mortal Way Of Live‘ and the highly successful ‘Agent Orange‘ with Frank Blackfire. As he had hinted at the beginning of the year, Tom has opted for a line-up featuring two guitarists, an absolute novelty for Sodom. “Two guitarists allow us much more possibilities live, so we will be able to play tracks in future that we weren’t able to perform as a trio,” the SODOM vocalist/bassist explains his motives. In line with these new possibilities, the thrash act has already started to put together a set list for the upcoming shows with all important classics as well as rare numbers that had never or only rarely been heard at their gigs. Says Tom: “I can promise that we will really let it rip in future.”
When it comes to something dark, sinister and macabre settings Norwegian dual powerhouse SATYRICON are at the helm for driving things forward. Wading through the misty, grim and cold winters SATYRICON have paved a long way of terrifying black metal ever since it was formed in 1991 in Oslo. They are till this date one of the prime and most important black metal bands in the world to have come out of the unholy grounds from up north. As they inch closer to three decades of hard hitting black metal, the duo are ready shroud the entire United States with black clouds on their final US run this spring in support of their latest studio album, ‘Deep Calleth Upon Deep‘.
French death-grinders BENIGHTED have released a new video for the track “Leatherface“. “Leatherface” is the second video taken from BENIGHTED‘s latest album, ‘Necrobreed‘.
The gruesome video, produced by Kick your Eyes Productions, features Cecylia Suicide as a serial killer harboring distinct personalities.
BENIGHTED vocalist Julien Truchan comments about the music video, “We are proud and stoked to unleash this new creepy episode of our ‘Necrobreed’ story in the shape of a music video for the track ‘Leatherface’! Kick Your Eyes Productions once again did a great job and delivered this second piece of insanity starring the gorgeous Cecylia Suicide! Enjoy!“
Metal and beer share an intimate bond, just like your customary combo dose of nachos and cheese, popcorn and movies and many other inseparable flings. It rather shares such a level of belonging to each other that German thrashers TANKARD are credited for inventing the term “Beer Metal”, thanks to their love for the fermented magic potion. If you’re at a metal fest and you’re not cracking open a cold one with your lads you’re not really doing it right!
So keeping in mind IRON MAIDEN‘s Trooper beer success and attempting to recreate the craze of another heavy metal beer, the metal legends have teamed up again with Robinsons who were also responsible for Trooper’s feat. This time it’s a light version with alcohol content much less than the Trooper, a unique golden English ale with a 4.1% ABV. Hence, “light”, and is named after the story of Charge Of The Light Brigade in the Crimean War. Continue reading
Maryland based doom metal band IRON MAN guitarist Alfred Morris III is unfortunately no longer with us. He passed away this morning at the age of 60. Their Facebook page confirms the same news and the cause of death is unclear at this time. Alfred being one of the founding members, carved out some of the most ghastly doom riffs during his time in the band. He managed guitar duties on most of the band’s studio recordings. He has also showcased his abilities on the keyboard on the band’s 1993 debut, ‘Black Night‘ and the subsequent year’s sophomore effort,’The Passage‘.
Alfred Morris III was also involved in a different band called FORCE with whom he recorded just their debut EP and their eponymous debut full length in 1981 and 1991, respectively.