PODCAST: Episode 88: Hyro The Hero on the Quarantine, Gaming, and New Music

We caught up recently with Hyro The Hero from his home, on lockdown, keeping safe from the pandemic. Sadly, his spring tour plans opening for Asking Alexandria have been canceled. In the meantime, Hyro is keeping that PMA (positive mental attitude) and keeping his spirits up during trying time by staying busy, working on music, catching up on his gaming, and trying to eat right. He is also checking out all kinds of other musicians and rappers plying their game on Soundcloud and other mediums who are respect-worthy. He’s got a good message for fans too, as Hyro has new music coming soon, the follow up to his acclaimed album Flagged Channel, via his label Better Noise, that he is really excited about, and we are too! Follow Hyro and get ready for new sounds later this year. Continue reading

Audio: Avenged Sevenfold New Song – Jade Helm, For Call of Duty Black Ops 3

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Avenged Sevenfold have released a new song, their song, ‘Jade Helm’, from the soundtrack of the new Call of Duty Black Ops III video game. You can hear the track at this link or below.

 

The band released a statement about making the track:

We are proud to announce our involvement in ‘Black Ops 3.’ Treyarch asked us if we would like to create a score to accompany a portion of the multiplayer soundtrack and we gladly accepted. On November 6th you can pick up a copy of the game and check out our instrumental score entitled ‘Jade Helm’ while you play Multiplayer or in your personal bunk inside the Safe House of the Campaign.”

Call of Duty: Black Ops III was released on November 6 for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and PC.

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in an interview with Chris Jericho for his podcast the band recently announced Brooks Wackerman (Bad Religion/Suicidal Tendencies) as their new drummer. Singer M. Shadows commented about the addition of Wackerman replacing Arin Iljay who was dismissed this fall.

To be honest, Brooks’ name has always been in the mix. It was one of the names we were throwing around when Jimmy (Jimmy “The Rev” Sullivan) passed away in terms of who was going to step up for ‘Nightmare.’ We felt Mike [Portnoy, ex-Dream Theater drummer] was the right choice and we still feel that way. Mike just destroyed on the record. He was perfect. But at the time, our tour manager brought up Brooks’ name as well. But at the time he was also busy with Bad Religion and it was also… people were going to look at it differently because he was a punk drummer at this point.”

Avenged Sevenfold is currently working on a new album for 2016, their seventh which will be the follow up to 2013s Hail To the King (Warner Brothers).