CLASSIC ALBUMS REVISITED: Deftones Released “Diamond Eyes” Ten Years Ago

Deftones, even at their best, have been a band of dichotomies. That is what makes them a special band in the history of heavy music: opposing forces pulling and pushing them apart and back again. They may have been coming apart at the seams in the run-up to making Diamond Eyes (Reprise), and you couldn’t blame them. If you follow the band closely, you know the history. The band was nearly done tracking their highly anticipated album Eros in the fall of 2008, when founding bassist Chi Cheng was in a car wreck, on his way home from a funeral. Chi was left in a vegetative state, and the band was in shock. As Chi fought for his life (he passed in 2013, RIP), the band was left wondering what to do. They wanted to make music, but the experience with their best friend caused them to shelve Eros, never to be heard (almost never). When they came back together, the results were unexpected and wild. Continue reading

ALBUM REVIEW: Korn -The Nothing

I’m not sure what things look like over at Korn HQ, but I like to imagine that in a year with well-received releases from contemporaries like Tool and Slipknot, someone stood up and called for the bagpipes to come out of mothballs. Am I saying that Korn’s The Nothing (Roadrunner Records) is up to par with Fear Inoculum? Nah, man. Is it up to par with Slipknot’s We Are Not Your Kind? Well, that depends on you, true believers. Continue reading

Watch Rush Perform “Distant Early Warning” From Their Upcoming Concert Movie

Rush has released a new live performance video of them performing their hit ‘Distant Early Warning’ from their upcoming concert film, Cinema Strangiato: An Annual Exercise In Fan Indulgence, which will get a one-night-only cinematic screening on August 21. Watch it now! Continue reading

Watch Halestorm’s Live VR Performance Videos For “Black Vultures” And “Vicious”

Rockers Halestorm are currently on tour in the USA with In This Moment and New Years Day. The band just released a virtual reality clip (VR) of live performances of ‘Black Vultures’ And ‘Vicious’. The clip was created this summer at a show at the Mohegan Sun Casino and Resort in Uncasville, Connecticut, was shot with a multi-rig VR camera system with director Craig Ziogas and producers Mike Mushok (Staind, Saint Asonia) and Charlie Callahan. Both tracks come from taken from Halestorm’s recent album, Vicious, which was released on July 27 via Atlantic Records. The disc was recorded last year at Nashville, Tennessee’s Rock Falcon studio with producer Nick Raskulinecz.

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Korn Is In The Studio Working On New Music

Based on an Instagram post from drummer Ray Luzier, Korn appears back in the studio working on new music. Luzier posted an Instagram photo from his session at producer Nick Raskulinecz’s Rock Falcon Studio inside the Nashville complex owned by the music and entertainment company Black River Entertainment. “Great day of tracking at Rock Falcon Studios,” he wrote in the caption. In addition to the post by Ray, Korn guitarist James “Munkey” Schaeffer seemed to confirm the sentiment that new sessions were underway for a new Korn release. Continue reading

Alice In Chains Shares New Song – “Never Fade”

Rock legends Alice In Chains are closing in on the release of their long-awaited new album, Rainier Fog on August 24th on their new label BMG (Foo Fighters, A Perfect Circle, Bring Me The Horizon, Blondie). The band has shared a new single, ‘Never Fade’, which you can jam out to now. Continue reading

Korn – The Serenity Of Suffering

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The twelfth studio record by Korn, The Serenity Of Suffering (Roadrunner) is second release with guitarist Brian “Head” Welch back writing riffs with his brothers, and it’s just like old times. Continue reading

Audio: Goatsnake – Grandpa Jones + Upcoming Tour Dates

Photo Credit: Samantha Muljat

Photo Credit: Samantha Muljat

Goatsnake is streaming “Grandpa Jones,” off of their forthcoming album Black Age Blues, out June 2, 2015 via Southern Lord below. The album was recorded and mixed at Rock Falcon in Franklin, Tennessee by Nick Raskulinecz (Queens Of The Stone Age, Foo Fighters, Alice In Chains, Mastodon, Rush) and mastered by Brian “Big Bass” Gardner (N.W.A., Stevie Wonder, Parliament). Guests on the record include David Pajo (Slint, Aerial M, Papa M) and soul vocal trio Dem Preacher’s Daughters, comprised of Wendy Moten, Gale Mayes and Andrea Merrit.

The band has confirmed upcoming live dates.

May 24: Maryland Deathfest – Baltimore, MD
May 30: Temples Festival – Bristol, UK
Jun 01: De Kreun – Kortrijk, BE
Jun 02: Melkweg – Amsterdam, NL
Jun 03: SO36 – Berlin, DE
Jun 04: Freakvalley Festival – Siegen, DE
Jun 07: AN Club – Athens, GR
Jun 20: Crucialfest – Salt Lake City, UT

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Black Star Riders Confirm Upcoming April Shows

Black Star Riders. L-R: Robbie Crane • Damon Johnson • Ricky Warwick • Jimmy DeGrasso • Scott Gorham

Black Star Riders. L-R: Robbie Crane • Damon Johnson • Ricky Warwick • Jimmy DeGrasso • Scott Gorham

Black Star Riders have confirmed five US tour dates in late April. The band features guitarist Scott Gorham (Thin Lizzy, 21 Guns), vocalist Ricky Warwick (Thin Lizzy, The Almighty), guitarist Damon Johnson (Thin Lizzy, Alice Cooper, Brother Cane), drummer Jimmy DeGrasso (Y&T, Megadeth), and bassist Robbie Crane (Ratt, Lynch Mob). They are supporting their new album The Killer Instinct, which was produced by Nick Raskulinecz (Rush, Foo Fighters, Alice In Chains, Mastodon)

Apr 24: Potawatomi Casino – Milwaukee, WI (with Europe)
Apr 25: Rascals Live – Moline, IL
Apr 26: Granada—Lawrence, KS
Apr 28: House of Blues – Chicago, IL (with Europe)
Apr 30: Irving Plaza – New York, NY (with Europe)

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Three Days Grace Launch Human Pre Order

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Three Days Grace has launched the pre-order of their new album Human via iTunes and Amazon, and will receive “I Am Machine” and “Painkiller” with their pre-order. The album is out on March 31, 2015 via RCA Records. Watch the album trailer for Human here.

A limited edition 2 CD deluxe edition of Human will be available on the band’s website, which includes a second disc including live versions of “Painkiller,” “Let Me Down,” “Every Other Weekend” and an alternate recording of the album track “Human Race.” In addition to the music, the deluxe package includes a custom woven beanie, 12″ x 12” window cling sticker featuring album art, and a 5 card set featuring picture and note from each band member.

Human was produced by Gavin Brown, who previously worked on their 2003 self titled debut album. Music heavyweights Nick Raskulinecz and Chris Lorde Alge signed on to mix the album. The band has spent much of the year vigorously touring, writing and recording their new album.

Three Days Grace is Matt Walst (lead vocals), Neil Sanderson (drums, piano, backing vocals), Brad Walst (bass guitar), and Barry Stock (lead guitar).

Human Album Track Listing
1. Human Race
2. Painkiller
3. Fallen Angel
4. Landmine
5. Tell Me Why
6. I Am Machine
7. So What
8. Car Crash
9. Nothing’s Fair In Love And War
10. One Too Many
11. The End Is Not The Answer
12. The Real You
DELUXE EDITION DISC 2:
1. Every Other Weekend
2. Painkiller (Live)
3. Let Me Down (Live)
4. Human Race (Atmosphere Version)

Mar 21: Lollapolooza Argentina – Buenos Aires, ARG
Mar 22: Lollapolooza Argentina – Buenos Aires, ARG
Mar 28: Lollapolooza Brazil – Sao Paulo, BRA
Mar 29: Lollapolooza Brazil – Sao Paulo, BRA
Apr 09: X103.9 Spring Break Luau – Riverside, CA
Apr 10: House of Blues – San Diego, CA
Apr 11: UFest @ Quail Run Sports Complex – Mesa, AZ
Apr 13: Knitting Factory – Reno, NV
Apr 14: The Fillmore – San Francisco, CA
Apr 16: Blazefest – Fresno, CA
Apr 17: The Joint At Hard Rock & Casino – Las Vegas, NV
Apr 18: KFMA Day – Tucson, AZ
Apr 19: 34th Annual FMX Birthday Bash – Lubbock, TX
Apr 21: Rock 108 Birthday Bash – Abilene, TX
Apr 22: Caliente At The Siesta Lot – San Antonio, TX
Apr 23: Bomb Factory – Dallas, TX
May 09: Northern Invasion – Somerset, WI
May 10: WJJO Mayday Maylay – Madison, WI
Jun 04: Rock In Vienna – Vienna, AUS
Jun 05: Rock For People – Hradel Kralove, CZ
Jun 06: Rock Am Ring 2015 – Mendig, DE
Jun 07: Rock Im Park 2015 – Nuremburg, DE
Jun 12: Orange Warsaw Festival – Warsaw, PL
Jun 20: Burlington Steamboat Days – Burlington, IA

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