Jay Weinberg, the world-renowned drummer for Slipknot, has shared a drum-playthrough video for Roland Drums for the track “Nero Forte”, from We Are Not Your Kind, out now via Roadrunner Records. The video and audio was recorded backstage at Slipknot’s concert on January 24, 2020, in Birmingham, U.K.In the video below, Weinberg plays along with a well-known favorite, using the V-Drums Acoustic Design VAD506 kit. Jay plays the SLIPKNOT song “Nero Forte”, with original drum track removed, from SD card inserted into the TD-27 module. The audio from the TD-27 module provides the drum sounds and are mixed with the track. Jay’s custom setup uses two VAD506 kits, combined together, to exactly model his acoustic kit setup as played on stage with SLIPKNOT. Two TD-27 modules are tethered together to provide inputs for all pads within the kit. Drum audio is recorded directly from the TD-27 modules into a DAW. Mixing and panning completed in post-production, maintaining the authenticity of the TD-27 module sound.
Many times in music journalism, we writers are given to hyperbole, often because it is the low hanging fruit of the field to gush about the classics with a torrent of compliments. You often read words like genre-defying, and frankly, a lot of the time they don’t land as they are meant to. However, in the case of the entire career of Fear Factory and certainty of the album Demanufacture (Roadrunner Records), the words can never do proper justice to the music. Simply stated, Deamnfacture is one of the most important, unique, and unapologetically brutal albums in heavy metal history. Continue reading
Gojira hosted an official stream of their previously unreleased Live At Red Rocks concert last night, on May 20, 2020. The show broadcasts exclusively from the band’s official site at the link below for 24 hours only, beginning at 9pm BST (4pm ET) May 20 until 9pm BST (4pm ET) May 21. Limited edition exclusive merchandise will also be available. Watch a teaser for the concert below! The never-before-seen film chronicles the band’s headline performance at the historic Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Morrison, Colorado, USA. In the midst of their MAGMA World Tour, the quartet shook the mountains with an unforgettable set on May 11, 2017. To commemorate the evening, they professionally shot the show – finally revealing it now.
Gojira will host an official stream of their previously unreleased Live At Red Rocks concert on May 20, 2020. The show broadcasts exclusively from the band’s official site at the link below for 24 hours only, beginning at 9pm BST (4pm ET) May 20 until 9pm BST (4pm ET) May 21. Limited edition exclusive merchandise will also be available. Watch a teaser for the concert below! The never-before-seen film chronicles the band’s headline performance at the historic Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Morrison, Colorado, USA. In the midst of their MAGMA World Tour, the quartet shook the mountains with an unforgettable set on May 11, 2017. To commemorate the evening, they professionally shot the show – finally revealing it now. Gojira are currently finishing up work on their highly anticipated follow-up to Magma (Roadrunner) right now!
Stone Sour continues to their year-long practice of sharing unreleased demos of tracks while the band is on hiatus. Corey Taylor is releasing a solo album and a new book, and was supposed to tour with Slipknot, while Josh Rand is working on a solo album of his own. Listen to the demo version of ‘Mission Statement’ from the Audio Secrecy (Roadrunner) album now! Continue reading
Royalty Exchange, the brand that administers rights of bands and artists’ future rights is offering a portion of Slipknot’s future royalties on their 20089 platinum album All Hope Is Gone (Roadrunner Records). Previously this was owned by the producer of the album. You will need deep pockets to win, as the current bid was $758,000, with bids set to end on Monday, May 4 at 3PM MDT. The first distribution payment will come on Sept. 30, 2020, with future distributions being paid biannually. For additional details and to get in on the bidding, check out the Royalty Exchange auction at the link below. The winning bidder will have the opportunity to own a slice of the group’s music whenever it is played, which is all the time. Royalty Exchange has revealed that the total earnings for the All Hope Is Gone album grew 20 percent in 2019 over the previous year. Streaming subscriptions have also helped drive the growth, resulting in 73 percent of last year’s earnings. That marks a 40 percent increase over the prior year in that area. All five of the top-earning songs in the catalog earned more last year than in 2018, with four of them growing by double-digit totals. In addition, the Royalty Exchange producer royalties auction not only includes Slipknot’s All Hope Is Gone, but also Simple Plan’s self-titled 2008 record. The winning bidder will collect royalties generated from any sales, streaming, and sync fees for either album, as well as the individual singles contained on both. Sales and streaming, in particular, pay a greater share of revenue to sound recording royalties over composition royalties. Thsi may seem weird, but it is commonplace in the industry. Famous musicians who have sold off part or all of their royalties include David Bowie, Eminem, Nirvana, and KK Downing of Judas Priest. Continue reading
Slipknot’s Knotfest website will stream a full set from Trivium from their appearance at Download Festival 2019. The stream features the full-band hanging out in the chat, discussing the performance and their new album What The Dead Men Say (review here) out now via Roadrunner Records. Airing Today, Friday, April 25th at 3 pm Edt/12pm Pdt! Tune in now! Continue reading
Trivium, featuring Matt Heafy [vocals, guitar], Corey Beaulieu [guitar], Paolo Gregoletto [bass], and Alex Bent [drums] — will release their ninth full length, What The Dead Men Say (read our review here), through Roadrunner Records this Friday, April 24. The album, which was produced by Trivium and Josh Wilbur, is available for pre-order at the links below. The band just dropped a new single ‘Bleed Into Me.’ Listen below! Trivium is embarking on a series of release week events. On the actual Friday, April 24 release date, Heafy will do a full album playthrough on his massively popular Twitch channel at 3pm ET / 8pm BST. The band also announced these release week activities: Continue reading
Previously only available until now on BBC Radio 1, Slipknot’s documentary Slipknot Unmasked: All Out Life film is now free to watch the world over. It has now been uploaded to YouTube and can be viewed in its entirety below. The band is still supporting their 2019 album We Are Not Your Kind (Roadrunner). Continue reading
It’s hard to believe it has been a decade since Peter Steele passed away in 2010. His death has left a gaping wound in the soul of the music world that can never be repaired. Peter’s memory lives on in his music and the iconic moments that he created with Type O Negative and Carnivore. We created a detailed memorial post last year, which you can read below. Jam some of Peter’s music today in his honor. Rest in Power Peter! Continue reading