Avenged Sevenfold – Black Reign EP

Gamers gotta game. It’s as simple as that. The same passion that drives people to obsess over game franchises isn’t too far removed from music fandom. Perhaps it is more intense and dedicated as a fanbase, especially when you consider no one has ever died from 118 hours straight of listening to Code Orange. Before the advent of music-based games had their moment in the culture, music has been an integral part of the gaming experience. As these two worlds collided from noble 8-bit bleeps to full-blown symphony productions, the has been a crossover. For every Castlevania, Final Fantasy, Bioshock Infinite, and Legend of Zelda, there are a lot of duds. However, few bands have had a winning association with a franchise like Avenged Sevenfold has with Call of Duty: Black Ops. With the advent of Black Ops 4, out now, the band has released their corresponding EP, Black Regin with the four tracks that are specially written to be woven into game-play. Continue reading

Tool Makes A Statement About Officially Recording Their New Album

In a post on their official website, Tool has confirmed that they are in the studio working on their new album. Guitarist Adam Jones has been sharing updates via his Instagram account, as well as allowing guests to come in like Tom Morello, Nergal, Buzz Osbourne, and Sebastian Bach come in and hear the unfinished album, and discuss it publicly. The band has been notoriously guarded throughout their career of the process they take to make albums, so this marks a big change. Read on as they invite fans to share in the updates for them. Frequent Tool collaborator Joe Barresi (Kyuss, Queens Of The Stone Age, Melvins, Tomahawk, Chevelle) is producing the album. Continue reading