In the middle of the writing process of their new album, Slipknot have shocked fans by announcing that they have parted ways with longtime drummer and important songwriter Joey Jordison, now busy with a new project called Scar The Martyr. The band says this decision happened for “personal reasons” and they will move forward with the new album release next year.
Guitarist Jim Root revealed earlier this month that he will sit out Stone Sour‘s early 2014 tour so that he can concentrate on writing music for the next Slipknot record.
Slipknot‘s long-awaited fifth album will be their first since 2008′s All Hope Is Gone and first since the 2010 death of bassist Paul Gray.
(via Metal Storm)
Two metal bassists from the ‘Big 4′, Anthrax‘s Frank Bello and Megadeth‘s David Ellefson have joined their musical talents and formed a new band called Altitudes & Attitude.
The new project from the two longtime friends will see the light of day through a self-titled EP out on January 14th, 2014 via Megaforce Records.
The two bassists begun writing music together while traveling the world during the “Metal Masters” clinics. All the songs on the EP were written by Frank Bello and David Ellefson. They were recorded, engineered and mixed by Jay Ruston.
Altitudes & Attitude tracklist:
01. Booze & Cigarettes 02. Tell The World 03. Here Again
Altitudes & Attitude EP credits:
• Frank Bello: lead vocals, electric guitar, 8-string bass guitar
• David Ellefson: 4-, 5- and 8-string bass guitars, rhythm guitars
• Jeff Friedl (A Perfect Circle): drums and percussion
• Special guest – Gus G. (Firewind, Ozzy Osbourne): lead guitar on “Here Again“.
(via Metal storm)
New York City’s MARTYRD has released their new single and video, ‘Faceless‘.
Produced at Westfall Recording Company with engineers Anthony Lopardo and Raymond Marte, ‘Faceless‘ is “a brutal whiplash of power and precision.”
FEAR FACTORY have finished recording their brand new album entitled “The Industrialist”. The new CD is to be released this year in Europe via AFM Records and in the U.S. through Candlelight. Co-production was once again handled by the band and Rhys Fulber (FRONT LINE ASSEMBLY, PARADISE LOST), with additional tracking by Logan Mader (DEVILDRIVER, CAVALERA CONSPIRACY, SOULFLY). Mixing works are now being handled by Greg Reely (PARADISE LOST, FRONT LINE ASSEMBLY, SKINNY PUPPY) and Dino Cazares at a studio in Canada. Soon more news.
Symphonic metallers XANDRIA are offering “Valentine”, a brand new song for free download at the bands official Facebook. The track comes off the band’s new album entitled “Neverworld’s End”, to be released via Napalm Records on the following dates: Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Benelux, Italy: February 24 | Spain, Finland, Sweden: February 22 | Rest of Europe: February 27 | USA, Canada: March 6. “Valentine” video will be launched on February 14.
“Neverworld’s End” tracks list:
01. A Prophecy Of Worlds To Fall
04. Blood On My Hands
07. The Dream Is Still Alive
08. The Lost Elysion
09. Call Of The Wind
10. A Thousand Letters
12. The Nomad’s Crown
13. When The Mirror Cracks (bonus track)
Commented the band:
“Although the title may indicate it, this is not a concept album, but there is an overall theme threading its way through most of the songs.”
Dutch female-fronted thrashers IZEGRIM launched a brand new video clip for the song “Victim Of Honor”. The clip, which features the “Dutch playmate Tanja and alcoholic scumbag Maarten“, was produced and edited by Arno Zuidgeest. The song comes off the bands latest album, “Code Of Consequences”, which was released in February 2011 via Listenable Records.
The tracks list:
01. Victim Of Honor
02. My Secret Society
04. Center Of Momentum
06. Final Farewell
07. Fade Into Obscurity
08. Psychopathic Mind
09. Population Zero
10. Code Of Consequences
KILLING JOKE‘s original line up is releasing the bands brand new album “MMXII” (2012), on April 2 via Spinefarm Records. Besides the regular formats (CD harcopy and Digital), “MMXII” will also receive a Double Colored Vinyl issue. Use the youtube link below to listen to RAPTURE, the first single from the new album.
Check below for all MMXII formats:
01. Pole Shift
02. Fema Camp
04. Colony Collapse
05. Corporate Elect
06. In Cythera
10. On All Hallow’s Eve
Double Colored Gatefold Vinyl
01. Pole Shift
02. Fema Camp
02. Colony Collapse
03. Corporate Elect
01. In Cythera
02. On All Hallow’s Eve
iTunes exclusive track
11. New Uprising
KREATOR will release their brand new album “Phantom Antichrist”, on June 1st in Europe and on June 5th in North America via Nuclear Blast Records. As previously reported, the CD is currently being recorded at Fascination Street Studios in Örebro, Sweden, with Jens Bogren (OPETH, HEAVENWOOD, KATATONIA, SOILWORK, DEVIN TOWNSEND, AMON AMARTH among others). Check out the front cover art below.
Miland “Mille” Petrozza – Vocals, Guitrar
Sami Yli-Sirniö – Guitar
Christian “Speesy” Giesler – Bass
Jürgen “Ventor” Reil – Drums
ADRENALINE MOB, the new MIKE PORTNOY band featuring Russell Allen (Symphony X), Mike Orlando on Guitars has announced the addition of bassist John Moyer (DISTURBED). He’ll be debuting with the band on a live show to happen on March 12 at the Hiro Ballroom in New York city, one day before the launch of the bands first release Omertá.
“Mike Portnoy called me about auditioning for his new band ADRENALINE MOB. He had heard through the grapevine that I was looking to stay busy while DISTURBED is on hiatus. After jamming with Russ, Mike Orlando, and Portnoy, the chemistry as musicians was undeniable. I am super stoked about joining ‘The Family’ and I can’t wait to hit the road with these guys and see what kind of musical mayhem we can create!”
You can now check below for a 2 minutes audio sample of “Indifferent”.
“Omertá” track listing:
04. All On The Line
05. Hit The Wall
06. Feelin’ Me
07. Come Undone (feat. Lzzy Hale)
08. Believe Me
09. Down To The Floor
10. Angel Sky
11. Freight Train
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