ALBUM REVIEW: coldrain – Nonnegative


 

Fifteen years, and now seven albums into a successful career that has seen them move into both chart success status in their native Japan and mainstream culture by providing the opening theme for Netflix original anime series Bastard, Nagoya five-piece metalcore outfit coldrain are back following the longest gap between releases, with new offering Nonnegative (Warner Japan).

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Listen to Myrkur Sing on the Theme Song to “Vikings Valhalla” on Netflix


Myrkur has contributed her incredible voice to the soundtrack of the new Netflix series Vikings Valhalla, now streaming its entire first season. The show is the direct sequel to Vikings the award-winning series on History Channel which concluded last year. Myrkur contributed her vocals to what became the theme song of the series, although at the time she was unaware of that fact. Produced by Michael Hirst and Jeb Stuart and starring Sam Corlett, Leo Suter, and Jóhannes Haukur Jóhannesson; Vikings Valhalla is set 100 years afterward and centering on the adventures of Leif Erikson, Freydis, Harald Hardrada and the

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Judas Priest’s 1980s Classic “You’ve Got Another Thing Coming” Heard in Season Four of “Cobra Kai”


Throwback television streaming series Cobra Kai on Netflix is back for season four! And opened with a banging first episode. The heavy metal loving show featured Judas Priest’s 1980s classic track from the album “You’ve Got Another Thing Coming” from the 1982 album Screaming for Vengeance! From trailers, to training montages set to Heavy Metal songs to a Dee Snider solo concert featured in an episode last season, the show still flies the flag for Metal!

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Nancy Wilson of Heart Shares New Video for Her Cover Of Pearl Jam’s “Daughter”


Heart’s Nancy Wilson has shared a music video for her cover version of Pearl Jam’s “Daughter”. Directed by Jeremy Danger Pictures, Wilson originally recorded the track for Netflix’s “I Am All Girls”, a South African film that shines a light on human trafficking. The track comes from Willson’s new solo album or originals and covers, “You And Me”, which released on May 7 via Carry On Music.

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Tom Morello Named Executive Music Producer of the Netflix Film Metal Lords from Game of Thrones Producers Benioff and Weiss


Hot on the heels of Tom Morello expanding his media outreach to SiriusXM on a new set of music channels and a podcast, comes word that the Rage Against the Machine guitarist has been named the Executive Music Producer of the upcoming Netflix film, Metal Lords from Game of Thrones producers David Benioff and D.B. Weiss. The film, a coming-of-age comedy, was written by D.B. Weiss and produced by D.B. Weiss and Greg Shapiro. Peter Sollett (Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist) is set to direct. The film stars Jaeden Martell, Isis Hainsworth, and Adrian Greensmith. This movie will be the first feature to come out of Netflix’s partnership with Benioff & Weiss. The plot of the show follows two kids who want to start a heavy metal band in a high school where exactly two kids care about heavy metal.Continue reading


Song Exploder Season 2 Featuring Nine Inch Nails and The Killers is Streaming on Netflix


 


Season two of the Netflix series Song Exploder is streaming now and features Nine Inch Nails. Based on the immensely popular podcast, the series takes one song by an artist, interviews them, and analyzes the track. The new season of the show includes Nine Inch Nails’ Trent Reznor discussing his song “Hurt.” Other artists featured in season two includes Dua Lipa, The Killers, and Natalia Lafourcade. Season one included Alicia Keys, Lin-Manuel Miranda, R.E.M., and Ty Dolla $ign. Watch the trailer below and stream the season on Netflix now! Continue reading


ALBUM REVIEW: Stan Bush – Dare To Dream


 

If the ’80s were your decade, then you’ve probably heard at least one song by Emmy winning US singer-songwriter Stan Bush, possibly without even realising it. From giving Jean-Claude Van Damme kung fu flicks Bloodsport, and Kickboxer a surge of synth-enhanced adrenaline with ‘Fight to Survive’ and ‘Never Surrender’, to giving criminally overlooked Charlie Sheen sci-fi ghost car movie The Wraith an extra helping of AOR cheese with ‘Hearts vs Heads’, Bush is arguably most famous for his musical contribution to 1986 animated classic Transformers: The Movie – ‘The Touch’.

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SXSW Cancelled Over Coronavirus Fears


For the first time in 34 years, there will be no SXSW Festival. After an order by the city of Austin Texas, the festival announced its cancellation over fears from the growing outbreak of the Coronavirus. Many key sponsors and artists had already pulled out. As reported by AdWeek, the event typically draws more than 400,000 attendees and in 2019 brought and added $350M to Austin’s economy. Attendance last year topped 417,400 across all events.Continue reading


ALBUM REVIEW: Body Count – Carnivore


You gotta face the facts, you will never be as cool as Ice-T. Never. He came from the streets of Los Angeles to become an iconic figure of Hip-Hop, movies and television, and Metal music. For some people, it seems like there is no mountain they can’t climb, and Ice is one of those guys. Sure, he could chill and sit back on the Law and Order: SVU Special Victims Unit money, and all those royalties. In actuality, he has been working harder than ever on music the last decade-plus, specifically for his groundbreaking band Body Count. All the evidence you need is on their new album, Carnivore. (Century Media). Continue reading


Music Industry Legend Michael Alago’s Memoir Due Out Next Spring


Michael Anthony Alago, legendary music industry A & R executive who signed Metallica To Elektra and worked with the likes of everyone from White Zombie, Flotsam And Jetsam, Metal Church, and all the way to Hall of Famers like Nina Simone, will finally release his autobiography I Am Michael Alago: Breathing Music. Signing Metallica. Beating Death in March of 2020 via Backbeat Books. Co-written with Laura Davis-Chanin. Alago was the subject of the documentary by Drew Stone, “Who the F*ck is That Guy? The Fabulous Journey of Michael Alago” in 2017, which is now on Netflix. Alago’s book promised to be a no holds barred look into his life growing up in Brooklyn, his groundbreaking work in the music business surviving the Aids crisis, overcoming addiction, to his life in the present as a published and celebrated photographer and personality. You can pre-order the book from Amazon. For more about Michael, revisit our interview with him a few years back. Continue reading