Chris Broderick and David Ellefson of Megadeth talk about playing the Metal Masters 3 clinic, writing new material for Megadeth, and their reactions to Dave Mustaine’s controversial statements in the media.
SEPULTURA guitarist Andreas Kisser is featured in a new interview with Groovey at Colorado Music Buzz & Entertainment, conducted in Denver, CO on April 15th. Check it out below:
HEADCAT featuring Lemmy Kilmister (MOTÖRHEAD), Slim Jim Phantom (THE STRAY CATS) and Danny B. Harvey (ROCKATS, 13 CATS, LONESOME SPURS), was interviewed on ”Rockline” Radio Show with host Bob Coburn last Monday, August 29. You can now listen to the program at RocklineRadio.com.
The bands new album “Walk The Walk…Talk The Talk” was released on July 5 through Niji Entertainment Group, Wendy Dio’s record lable created by her and Ronnie.
“Walk The Walk…Talk The Talk” track listing:
01. American Beat
02. Say Mama
03. I Ain’t Never
04. Bad Boy
05. Shaking All Over
06. Let It Rock
07. Something Else
08. The Eagle Flies On Friday
09. Trying To Get To You
10. You Can’t Do That
11. It’ll Be Me
Tonight, at SOS METAL RADIO SHOW from Portugal, CRISTIANO TRIONFERA, from Italian brutal/symphonic act FLESHGOD APOCALYPSE will be interviewed live by the shows hosts Filipe “Mj.iMpErAtOrE” Marta, Bruno Marques and Andréa Palmieri. The shows starts at midnight in Portugal (GMT +1) and goes completely live until 5am in the morning at Rádio Antena Minho, from Braga city, Portugal, Dial 106.0 FM, but it can also be listened via web at the radio’s official website http://www.antena-minho.pt. Just click the “NO AR” sign at top right to load up the player.
FLESHGOD APOCALYPSE is:
Tommaso Riccardi - Lead Vocals, Guitars
Paolo Rossi - Vocals, Bass
Cristiano Trionfera - Vocals, Guitars
Francesco Paoli - Drums, Guitars and Vocals
Francesco Ferrini - Piano, Orchestra
The “Agony” tracks list:
02. The Hypocrisy
03. The Imposition
04. The Deceit
05. The Violation
06. The Egoism
07. The Betrayal
08. The Forsaking
09. The Oppression
11. Heartwork (CARCASS cover)
You can watch below the video for “The Violation”, directed by Salvatore Perrone. The song comes off the band’s second full-length album, “Agony” (album art and tracks list above), released on August 9 via Nuclear Blast Records.
You can check below the video where Last.fm interviewed Paradise Lost‘s vocalist Nick Holmes at the U.K. installment of the Sonisphere festival, held July 8-10, 2011 at Knebworth House.
The new “Draconian Times MMXI” DVD will be released on November 7 via Century Media Records and it features the London show at The Forum on April 1, a documentary from the whole tour filmed by the band’s bass player Steve Edmondson, interviews about the history of “Draconian Times” with producer Simon Efemey, Nick Holmes (vocals), Greg Mackintosh (guitar), Aaron Aedy (guitar), Steve Edmondson (bass) and Andy Farrow (manager since 1990) and the two promo videos fromPARADISE LOST‘s latest album, “Faith Divides Us – Death Unites Us”.
Guitar World magazine conducted an interview using fan-submitted questions with MESHUGGAH’s guitarist, Fredrik Thordendal, on July 23rd. Check out some excerpts below where Fredrik answers questions about his gear and the bands new work:
Question asked by —Ronnie “Good” Thyme:
I heard Meshuggah have been jamming on new ideas and might be releasing an album in 2011. Is there any truth to that? Do you have a title or any new gear you’re using?
“Yes, we are working on a new album and have been for a long time. I’m so excited about this one. We’ve always tried to change how we write songs to keep it exciting, but on recent albums we’ve also been moving further away from working together as a band. On this album, though, everyone is working together. Every day that we’re in the studio, we’ll play whatever song we’re working on, record a demo version of it to analyze at home, and then come back the next day, talk about it and try to make it better. I think because of this, it’s going to be our best album yet.
We don’t have a title yet, but when it comes to new gear, this one is going to be special, to say the least. I’m working with DAR Amplification to make this ridiculously powerful guitar amp. It’s got 100 watts of true Class A power. The tubes are from Russian MiG 25 fighter planes; they’re designed to survive a nuclear blast and keep the plane flying. It will be the world’s most advanced modern tube amp. But most importantly, it’s designed from beginning to end for the ultimate metal tone, and it sounds awesome. Can’t wait for you to experience it!”
Question asked by — Bob Thompson
What is your current guitar and amp setup, and how do you EQ it to get that “Meshuggah” tone?
I’m guessing we are talking about the rhythm sound here. For a few years now, I’ve been using Fractal Audio’s Axe-Fx Ultra. There are 70 amps included, and I use more than one. But the ones I like the most now are Recto New, which is based on the Mesa/Boogie Dual Rectifier amps; Das Metall, which is based on the Diezel VH4; and USA IIC+ 2, which is based on the Mesa/Boogie Mark II. I also still use Line 6’s Vetta II in the rehearsal studio. As far as EQ, it’s impossible to say what I do, because it’s different on every amp. But in general, I use a lot of drive and bass, a little mid, and some treble and presence.
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JOHN 5 will again be working with legends Lynyrd Skynyrd for their forthcoming new album. He’s previously worked with the band writing Skynyrd’s 2009 album “God and Guns”.
Lynyrd Skynyrd guitarist Gary Rossington stated:
“He’s probably one of the best guitar players I’ve ever played with, and I’ve played with a lot of great ones. He just lives with a guitar on him, and he knows that neck like nobody I’ve ever seen.”
Artisan News Service recently spoke with JOHN 5 about the new project:
The magazine Metalholic met with DEVIN TOWNSEND and they’ve talked about his recently released albums Deconstruction and Ghost. Devin also mentions his plans for the future. Check it out below:
David E. Gehlke of Blistering.com recently conducted an interview with CAVALERA CONSPIRACY/SOULFLY mainman Max Cavalera and you can read some excerpts below.
Blistering.com: Listening to [the new CAVALERA CONSPIRACY album]“Blunt Force Trauma” and even recent SOULFLY [music], it makes one think that this is how SEPULTURA would sound in 2011 if you were still in it. Is there any base to that notion? Do you think that’s how the band would sound if you hadn’t of left?
“I think so. Those two bands fulfill my desire to make music. Any void that was left with me and SEPULTURA, those two fill that void completely. After I started playing with Igor [Max's brother as well as former SEPULTURA and current CAVALERA CONSPIRACY drummer] again, a void was filled. Ten years since we spoke, and when we started making music again, it was really cool. I’m really proud of the two records we have made and I look forward to doing more in the future. I want to create more music with Igor and advance and hit even more new territories than we did with SEPULTURA.”
Blistering.com: How rich would you be if you had a nickel for every time you did an interview and someone asked you about a SEPULTURA reunion?
“A billionaire [laughs].”
Blistering.com: What can you do at this point to squash those rumors and/or questions?
“There’s nothing you can do…I don’t know, man. If it’s going to happen, it will happen; if not, it’s not even in my power anymore. People still ask me the question. It’s cool there’s a huge interest in the band playing with the classic lineup again. It’s cool that people haven’t lost that curiosity, it’s positive. The negative is that I don’t know the answer for it, so I’m always telling people “I don’t know what’s going to happen.” What can I do? I don’t know what those guys think.”
Blistering.com: What’s going on with the project that you and Greg[Puciato] from THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN started?
“The project with Greg started a little bit ago. He came to Phoenix and spent a week writing songs with me. We did about 15 songs, really cool songs. He’s really fired up. He’s on tour with the DEFTONESnow, so we have to put it on hold and I’ll be out with CAVALERA, so it will be until later this year until we record. We’re still looking for the musicians. The only other one officially in the band is the drummer from THE MARS VOLTA [Deantoni Parks], which is Greg‘s friend. Apart from that, we’re still looking for musicians for the project. It’s going to be a project, likeNAILBOMB, just to put one album out properly. After that, it’s back toSOULFLY. We’ll work on the new album, regroup the band, and get a new bass player. “
Read the entire interview from Blistering.com.
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