Today we see that the first Megadeth album, 1985′s Killing Is My Business… And Business Is Good!, has been eliminated from the Bloody-Disgusting reader’s choice Best Megadeth Album, which means we only have four albums left! You guys have been voting hard to let us know which album is your favorite and things are getting narrowed down to an almost Kane Hodder neck squeezing point (Seriously, that guy will crush your neck when you take a photo with him. Trust me, I know from firsthand experience.) Head on below and we’ll narrow things down even further, bringing the answer ever closer!
Megadeth will be releasing their new album Super Collider on June 4th. READ MORE
I have absolutely no idea who Miguel is or why he was performing at the Billboard Awards 2013 ceremony. Then again, I have almost no concept of what “popular” music means anymore since I rarely, if ever, listen to the radio. But at the award ceremony he was, performing some song called “Adorn” and looking like a Michael Jackson/Prince backup dancer when everything went horribly wrong.
See, what happened was Miguel decided that it was a good idea to leap over the crowd from one section of the stage to another. However, he miscalculated the distance and proceeded to drop kick one women in the face and slam into another before landing on his keister and finishing the song holding a woman that looked suspiciously like Sally Struthers.
I could explain it a bit more but I just recommend you watch the video below, complete with commentary from WWE announcer Jim Ross (so good). There’s also a GIF for you to enjoy over and over again. READ MORE
While I don’t enjoy listening to Kid Rock‘s music at all, I have to admit that the guy is becoming more and more of a badass with each act. There was the situation where he slammed Ticketmaster fees and ensured that there wouldn’t be huge charges added to ticket costs. He also dropped prices on his tour t-shirts to very reasonable prices. Oh, then there was the deal where he brought beer prices at concerts WAY down (by something like 50%).
Now, Kid Rock (real name Bob Ritchie) at the Billboard Award 2013 ceremony slipped in a stinging comment on musical performances by saying, “Let’s give it up for people lip-synching under pre-recorded music.” While some are speculating that it might’ve been a direct insult against Chris Brown (which is always a welcome thing), I’m going to have to assume that Rock was levying this insult at pretty much anyone who is guilty of lip-synching. The fact that he did this on live TV is pretty awesome and just makes me like the guy all the more. I feel like he and I would have a fun chat over some beer.
Head on below to see video of Rock’s comment. READ MORE
Metallica’s Lars Ulrich wants to follow in the footsteps of Rob Zombie and direct a movie, Getty Images Entertainment exclusively tips off Bloody Disgusting.
Ulrich revealed the ambition during an interview with Getty Images Entertainment in Cannes where he is promoting his new movie, the band’s upcoming 3D film, Through the Never.
“The biggest enemy I have is time,” Ulrich explains. “Metallica in its 32nd year is busier and has more projects on the table and takes up more of my time than it ever has.
“I may do it,” he continues. “I would love to do something. I have actually been offered the chance to both direct and produce as well as write and I’ve acted in a couple of films so I do what I can.
“Metallica is the main thing in my life and I’m not doing to turn my back on that.” READ MORE
Bloody-Disgusting is thrilled to team up with A Pale Horse Named Death to bring you an exclusive stream of their song “In The Sleeping Death”, which comes from their new album Lay My Soul To Waste! The melodic, haunting grunge/metal track is a fantastic slow burner, one that has stayed with me since I first heard it. The best way I can describe it is that it sounds like Alice In Chains only rawer, more real, and more evil. I’m beyond excited that I get to share this song with all of you readers! Head on below to give the song a listen before the album drops tomorrow.
Singer/guitarist Sal Abruscato (ex-Type O Negative) states, ““In The Sleeping Death” is about an extremely depressed and suicidal individual that is seeking the inner peace of death and wants to leave the living behind.”
Lay My Soul To Waste comes out tomorrow via Steamhammer/SPV Records. Pre-orders are available for LP here and CD
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Finnish metal band Children Of Bodom have released a stream of “Halo Of Blood”, the title track from their upcoming album Halo Of Blood, which comes out June 11th via Nuclear Blast Records. The song description states, “On this track, the opening riff flirts with their homeland’s much vaunted ice-cold, grimly melodic black metal before switching gears into keyboard-driven power thrash and pouring on the high-shine gloss.”
Singer/guitarist Alexi Laiho states, “That could be my favorite Bodom song ever.”
Head on below to listen to the track. Also, make sure to enter our Children Of Bodom guitar giveaway contest here! READ MORE
Thrash metal titans Megadeth have released a stream of “Kingmaker”, a new song from their upcoming album Super Collider, which comes out June 4th. The album can be pre-ordered on Amazon.
In an interview with the Shockwaves/Hardradio podcast, singer/guitarist Dave Mustaine explains the meaning of “Kingmaker”, stating, “The song ‘Kingmaker’ is about how people are running from their problems… And there’s a lot of that on this particular record — just looking at, like, ‘Here’s what I’ve got. What are you gonna do with it?’ It’s talking a lot about this generation, how people, their lives are falling apart and they just take pills. Instead of sucking up and doing what I did and going and getting the surgery and getting off the medication, they’ll continue to just trudge it out until the end of their life where they just take pills until their body is eaten… And the other thing that’s part of that song is talking about how when you take these things how they make you feel different. Some people, they get into that ’cause they like the way it makes you feel, ’cause it makes you kind of feel warm and fuzzy. In the song, it talks about wanting to fly and being ten feet tall. Booze does that to some people. And this is just something that, I think, if there is a way that I can help educate a lot of our fans, especially the younger ones that still have their whole life ahead of them, it’s not as glamorous as you think it is to go down that path of just checking it out and drugging yourself up and not facing reality…”
Straight away I can tell you that “Kingmaker” is about 100 times better than the title track, “Super Collider”. However, it’s the first track on the album and is directly followed by “Super Collider”, which means we’re going from a fairly badass thrasher to a serious junker, which never bodes well for the flow of an album.
Head on below to listen to “Kingmaker”. READ MORE
It’s friday and I’m feeling a bit witchy! That’s why I’m feeling like giving you all some Huntress and their video for “Eight Of Swords”. Directed by Simon Chan (The Swords, Spindrift, The Mars Volta), the video is full of occult imagery and classic thrash metal, which makes it the perfect way to kick off a weekend that will surely be devoted to sin and debauchery! The song comes from the band’s debut album Spell Eaters, which was released May 8th, 2012 via Napalm Records. Make sure to pick it up on iTunes. READ MORE
Party metal band Attila are huge fans of horror. And does that really surprise anyone? After all, what genre of movie is better for a party, right? You crack open some beers, you lay out a few pizzas, you pop on Evil Dead and, before you know it, everyone’s having a great time.
That’s why bassist Kalan Blehm wanted to share some of his favorite horror movies with Bloody-Disgusting. If you head on below, you’ll see which films made his Top 10, including some classics as well as some fan favorites!
Attila will be releasing their new album About That Life on June 25th via Artery Recordings. Pre-orders are available here. Also below is a studio report video courtesy of Loudwire. READ MORE
With the elimination of 1994′s Youthanasia we’ve now entered the Top 5 Megadeth albums in our Bloody-Disgusting reader’s choice Best Megadeth Album! These are the classic five albums that you have decided are essential for any metal fan. But we’re still not done! We’ve got to narrow down the list to the ultimate Megadeth album! Will it be Rust In Peace? Could it be Endgame? Or how about the other three choices? We’ll never know unless you get down there and make your voices heard!
Megaeth will be releasing their new album Super Collider on June 4th. READ MORE
It’s no secret that one of my biggest passions regarding horror is the score. The gore, violence, and atmosphere don’t nearly mean as much to me if there isn’t a solid score behind it. Some of the most terrifying scenes in horror can be attributed to the music hovering over the intensity.
That’s why I was thrilled when I was given the opportunity to interview composer Michael Wandmacher, who horror fans know from such films as Piranha, My Bloody Valentine, The Last Exorcist II, The Haunting In Connecticut 2: Ghosts Of Georgia, and much more. In this exclusive interview, Wandmacher talks what it means to score a horror film, the differences in scoring for film versus TV versus video games, and more. We also get to hear a bit about the score for the upcoming film Angry Little Gods, which stars genre favorite Ron Perlman (Hellboy, Cronos) and is directed by Daniel Stamm (The Last Exorcism).
Head on below for this exclusive interview! READ MORE
Detroit metal masters The Black Dahlia Murder have released a stream of a new song entitled “Raped In Hatred By Vines Of Thorn”, which comes from their upcoming album Everblack. The album is slated for release on June 11th and can be pre-ordered here.
In a recent article we posted, vocalist Trevor Strnad describes his memory of seeing the original Evil Dead and how it influenced this track: “I remember the first time I saw Evil Dead… it was at my friend’s birthday party in 7th grade. It was recommended by the same older sister that had gotten us all into punk and heavy metal music… so we knew we were in for the real deal. The movie scared the unholy 13 year old shit out of us… we were terrified. I remember the possessions really affecting me… the way the people would contort and writhe was disturbing. The possessed had that awful way that they sounded when they spoke and howled… pretty insane as well. The vine rape scene was intense… I love the idea of the forest coming alive… so much so that I wrote a song about it many years later.”
Head on below to listen to the song. READ MORE
Recently the metal world suffered a tragic blow when original Slayer guitarist Jeff Hanneman passed away due to liver failure at the age of 49. The band was one of the purveyor’s of the thrash metal scene and his loss was keenly felt by fans and musicians alike.
For those who wish to pay their respects, a memorial celebration will be held Thursday, May 23rd at the Hollywood Palladium in Los Angeles from 3:30pm to 7:30pm. It will be a free celebration, all ages, and is available to the public on a first-come, first-in basis. READ MORE
We’re inching ever closer to the Bloody-Disgusting reader’s choice for Best Megadeth Album and the winner is nearly in sight! Based on votes from yesterday, the album with the least amount of votes is 1988′s So Far, So Good… So What!, which means we remove it from the list and we enter into the top six albums! Head on below to cast your vote so that tomorrow we enter the Top 5 Megadeth Albums!
Megadeth will release their new album Super Collider on June 4th. READ MORE
Supergroup Palms has unveiled the album artwork for their debut album as well as the titles of the six tracks featured on the album. The 47-minute album will be released June 25th via Ipecac Records. An iTunes pre-order will net people an automatic download of their song “Tropics”.
Palms features Deftones singer Chino Moreno as well as ex-ISIS members Jeff Caxide, Aaron Harris, and Clifford Meyer.
Head on below for the cover, the track list, and a stream of their song “Patagonia”. READ MORE
Metalcore band August Burns Red has released a lyric video for “Fault Line”, the first single from their upcoming album Rescue & Restore, which comes out June 25th. The album is the followup to 2011′s Leveler (unless you want to count 2012′s Christmas album August Burns Red Presents: Sleddin’ Hill). The album can be pre-ordered in many different packages here.
Guitarist JB Brubaker comments, “’Fault Line’ is a staple sounding ABR song. It’s a good place to start when whetting people’s appetites for Rescue & Restore.”
Brubaker discusses the album, stating, “Rescue & Restore is about challenging other bands and ourselves, as well as fans of this music, to want more than whatever happens to be the current buzz,” explains Brubaker. “We’ve done our best with each new album to try to push our sound in new directions and we’d like to see our peers do the same. People need to realize that there’s not much of a difference between a metalcore song that has a couple breakdowns with a repeating chorus and the latest Lady Gaga song. This genre used to be better than that. It can still be better than that.”
Head on below to check out the lyric video. READ MORE
Rockers Young Beautiful In A Hurry have released a 16-bit homage music video for their cover of Queen‘s “Don’t Stop Me Now”. The video, directed and edited by The Walking Dead composer Bear McCreary and featuring James Rolfe (Angry Video Game Nerd), is a love letter to the great Sonic The Hedgehog games from the Sega Genesis era. Head on below to give it a watch!
You can buy YBINA’s debut album here. READ MORE
Randy Blythe, vocalist for Lamb Of God, has posted a lengthy essay on his Tumblr entitled “Be Carefully”. It is a heartbreaking, emotional piece in which Randy explains many of his feelings after he was exonerated of the death of 19-year old Daniel Nosek, who died after suffering injuries at a 2010 LoG concert in Prague. It is also a post in which Blythe makes impassioned pleas to the metal community, both the fans as well as the promoters/club owners.
Beautifully written and thoughtfully crafted, it is not an easy piece to read. I’ll fully admit that I had tears in my eyes when Blythe describes sitting down with Nosek’s mother and holding her hands while they both wept.
Head on below to read the message. READ MORE
Israeli metal band Orphaned Land have released a lyric video for “Our Own Messiah”, the band’s first single from their upcoming album All Is One (out June 25th via Century Media Records). The album was mixed by Jens Bogren (Amon Amarth, Opeth, Devin Townsend Project, James LaBrie) and was recorded in Israeli, Turkey, and Sweden. Over 40 musicians were used on All Is One, including 25 choir singers and eight classical violin, viola and cello players from Turkey.
Head on below to hear the song. READ MORE
Today continues the Bloody-Disgusting reader’s choice Best Megadeth Album! Yesterday you all cast your votes and the album with the least was 2011′s Thirteen. That leaves us with seven more albums to narrow down to the final ultimate thrasher! Head on down and let your voice be heard!
Megadeth will be releasing their new album Super Collider on June 4th. READ MORE
Bloody-Disgusting is thrilled to bring you an exclusive first look at the upcoming TesseracT music video for “Of Energy – Singularity” with eight amazing photos. The photos show a woman in red lingerie (possibly NSFW?) as well as close ups of some strange, alien creature. There’s also a nice homage to A Nightmare On Elm St. with a strange tentacle joining the woman in the bath.
“Video production began on “Singularity” a few days ago. Produced by Horsie In The Hedge/Pari Passu Films and featuring the Emmy Award-winning director of photography Mark Wolf, as well as the practical effects team that worked on Skyfall and Prometheus, the video is sure to be as cinematically stunning as the music itself.”
“Of Energy – Singularity” comes from TesseracT’s upcoming album Altered State (review). Head on below to see the images. READ MORE
Norwegian prog-metal band Leprous have released an official music video for “The Cloak”, their new single from their upcoming album Coal (out May 28th via InsideOut Music). THe video was directed by David Solbjørg of Twitchy Films.
The band states, “While we’re anxiously waiting to release ‘Coal’ to the public, another taste of it is coming your way. A while back we announced a video was in the making, and now everything is ready for your eyes and ears. ‘The Cloak’ is our second music video, and we’re extremely excited to finally release it! Enjoy!”
Coal is the followup to 2011′s brilliant Bilateral (review), which was an Album Of The Year for me. I highly recommend giving these guys a serious shot if you haven’t listened to them much. READ MORE
We’re back to find out the Bloody Disgusting reader’s choice Best Megadeth Album! Day after day, we’ve been knocking one Megadeth album after another out of the running and now we’ve got yet another album to take out of the loop: 1999′s Risk! To be completely honest, I’m amazed that album had held on for as long as it did, but the fans spoke and I listened! But we still have eight albums to vote on to narrow down to the final album, the one that you readers love the most! So head on below and cast your votes!
Megadeth will release their new album Super Collider on June 4th. READ MORE
Famed metal vocalist Phil Anselmo (Pantera, Down) has released a new song from his upcoming solo album Walk Through Exits Only, which was recorded with his band The Illegals. The track “Usurper’s Bastard Rant” can be heard below (courtesy of Rolling Stone).
Walk Through Exits Only will be coming out July 16th via Anselmo’s Housecord Records label. A North American tour is planned for this summer. READ MORE