Brian Fair of Shadows Fall took to his Instagram today to reminisce about their second band, Of One Blood (Century Media), released 20 years ago today (4/42000). It was Brian’s first album with the band, after replacing Sober Eyes To the Sky album vocalist Phil Labonte, who went on with All That Remains. Of One Blood helped coalesce the style of the band and featured superior production from the debut from Chris “Zeuss” Harris (Rob Zombie, Dee Snider, Hatebreed, Overkill), for whom this was the second album he ever produced. There have been rumors that Shadows Fall would make a return in the future, and Brian said in another post there would be new Shads merch soon. Continue reading
Long-running Heavy Metal legends Queensrÿche recently released their excellent new album The Verdict on Century Media Records. We caught up with founding member Michael “Whip” Wilton at their sold-out show at Irving Plaza in New York City and talked about the new album, the loyalty of their fans, working with Chris “Zeuss” Harris, the bands’ approach to music videos, their tour plans for the rest of 2019, some key upcoming milestone album anniversaries in their career, and much more. Interview by Keefy and videography by Omar Cordy of OJC Photography. Continue reading
Progressive heavy metal greats Queensrÿche have announced their newest album The Verdict out March 1st 2019 via Century Media Records. The album was produced, mixed, and mastered by Chris “Zeuss” Harris (Rob Zombie, Iced Earth, Hatebreed) at Uberbeatz in Lynwood, WA, Planet-Z in Wilbraham, MA and Watershed Studio in Seattle, WA. Pre-orders and formats will be announced soon. In the meantime, the band has a Pledge pre-order campaign below. Continue reading
David Davidson of Revocation is one of our favorite people in all of metal. We have followed his entire career, and you will be hard pressed to find a person this talented that is also humble and cool. We caught up with Dave at Saint Vitus Bar in Brooklyn, New York to chat with him about the brand new album The Outer Ones, releasing from Metal Blade Records on September 28th. We talked about the decidedly brutal death metal sound of the new album, working with producer Chris “Zeuss” Harris, H.P. Lovecraft and Tom Strom‘s insane artwork, Dave’s guitar practice regimen, Charlie Parker and John Coltrane, and more. Interview by Keefy with videography by Omar Cordy of OJC Photography. Continue reading
Rob Zombie is never one given to flights of fancy, except in his movies and lyrics. He claims in a new interview at Loudwire that the new album from his band is the “best they’ve ever made”. Their new record is due early next year from Rob’s longtime label Universal Music. Read an excerpt of his interview below. Chris “Zeuss” Harris once again produced and mixed the album. Zombie is on the “Twins Of Evil” co-headlining summer tour with Marilyn Manson. Continue reading
Formed in 1985 in the city most associated with grunge, Seattle, was Sanctuary. They released two killer albums before breaking up in 1991 due to the changing music scene and growing divisions within the band. They reunited in 2010, with their much vaunted comeback album The Year The Sun Died (Century Media) coming out in 2014. Continue reading
Rob Zombie has released a music video for the first single from his new album. You can see the video for ‘Well Everybody’s Fucking in A UFO’, directed by Danielle Lovett, at this link, or below:
Rob Zombie’s new album, Electric Warlock Acid Witch Satanic Orgy Celebration Dispenser releases on April 29th and was produced by Chris ‘Zeuss’ Harris (Killswitch Engage, Hatebreed, All That Remains) from UMe/T-Boy Records. Pre-orders are live with a corresponding Pledge Music campaign, including limited edition merchandise offers at this link https://robzombie.pmstores.co.
Rob Zombie himself commented on the album:
“This album is the best thing we’ve done to date, and we can’t wait to share it with you. No, we mean it. It’s the most fucked up thing we’ve ever done.
“We spent so much time putting this monster together and it’s been worth it because this thing is about to explode!
“The album is out on April 29th, but there is a lot of shit going on in the lead-up to the release, so check out the pre-sale, get involved in the discussions and check back here for updates regularly! This bitch is moving forward FAST, and it’s a train you don’t want to fucking miss.
“Oh, and if you don’t believe how fucked up this album is, take a look at the track listing below. Shit gets weird.”
The Electric Warlock Acid Witch Satanic Orgy Celebration Dispenser track listing:
01. The Last Of The Demons Defeated
02. Satanic Cyanide! The Killer Rocks On!
03. The Life And Times Of A Teenage Rock God
04. Well, Everybody’s Fucking In A U.F.O.
05. A Hearse Overturns With The Coffin Bursting Open
06. The Hideous Exhibitions Of A Dedicated Gore Whore
07. Medication For The Melancholy
08. In The Age Of The Consecrated Vampire We All Get High
09. Super-Doom-Hex-Gloom Part One
10. In The Bone Pile
11. Get Your Boots On! That’s The End Of Rock And Roll
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Act Of Defiance, the new band featuring former Megadeth guitarist Chris Broderick and drummer Shawn Drover, former Scar The Martyr singer Henry Derek Bonner and bassist Matt Bachand (Shadows Fall), issued an update on the recording of their debut album. They entered the studio with producer Chris “Zeuss” Harris (Rob Zombie, Hatebreed, Shadows Fall) to record their debut album via Metal Blade Records. View the album trailer below.
“At this point of the recording of the new Act Of Defiance record — drums, rhythm guitars, bass — are finished. Guitar solos, clean guitars are pretty close to being completed, and Henry is around 70 percent done with vocals.
“The guys still have a few weeks to wrap things up, as it were, before we begin to mix the record with Chris ‘Zeuss’ Harris, for which I personally cannot wait.
“The finish line is not far away in terms of the recording process and all of us cannot wait for you to hear what we have been working on for the past several months.”
“People often ask me: what does the new music sound like? I loathe putting music in a nice tiny ‘heavy metal sub-genre’ box, so I won’t. Like I have said from the get-go, this music is 100 percent pure heavy metal made purely for musical purposes. We are creating music that we totally love, with hopes that others will dig it as well, which, at the end of the day, is all you really can try to do, in my opinion. Elements of thrash, progressive, traditional, dynamic — it’s all there and then some.
“We have been working with Travis Smith (Opeth, Nevermore, Overkill, Sanctuary) for our artwork, to which he has really come up with some twisted, bizarre, awesome concepts (right up my alley), which has also been very exciting. We cannot wait to see the finished ideas, to which he will provide in due time.”