Peter Lizano of MusicTourReviews.com recently conducted an interview with drummer Jeremy Spencer of Las Vegas metallers FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH. You can now watch the chat above.
FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH guitarist Jason Hook told Loudwire in a new interview that FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH would ideally like to have a new album out every 18 months. To make that happen, they tentatively plan to get into the studio in January 2013. But will they have material ready? Hook told The Pulse Of Radio what they’ve done to make sure they keep coming up with new music.
“Last year, we put together a portable studio set-up, if you will,” he explained. “The idea behind that is just to keep the creative muscle worked out. It’s kind of like going to the gym — if you stop for a year, you lose all your strength, and we just want to keep that muscle tight. We’re in the business of making music. Touring is great, but we should always be prepared and always be exercising the creative muscle.”
The next record will follow up FIVE FINGER’s third effort, “American Capitalist“, which only just came out last October.
The latest single from “American Capitalist” is called “Coming Down“.
FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH is currently headlining the Trespass America tour, which also features KILLSWITCH ENGAGE, POP EVIL and others.
Anthrax‘s drummer Charlie Benante was reportedly arrested this last Friday night on domestic battery. Benante and wife were allegedly arrested at the Hilton Garden Inn in Elkhart Indiana after arguing in front of their daughter, age 6.
According to a local report from WSBT.com, the two were arrested and picked up at the Hilton Garden Inn and both were subsequently released from jail the next day. Benante’s booking form shows a court date set for this Friday, Aug. 3rd.
(via Metal Storm)
Rustyn Rose of Metalholic.com conducted an interview with HELLYEAH guitarist Tom Maxwell prior to the band’s July 6 concert in Boise, Idaho with VOLBEAT and ICED EARTH. You can now watch the chat above.
HELLYEAH‘s third album, “Band Of Brothers“, will be released on July 17 via HELLYEAH‘s new label home, Eleven Seven Music. The CD was recorded in Dallas, Texas at drummer Vinnie Paul Abbott‘s home studio, VP’s Upstairs Studio, and was produced by the band and Jeremy Parker (GODSMACK, EVANESCENCE), who also served as engineer.
“Band Of Brothers” track listing:
01. War In Me 02. Band Of Brothers 03. Rage/Burn 04. Drink Drank Drunk 05. Bigger God 06. Between You And Nowhere 07. Call It 08. Why Does It Always 09. WM Free 10. Dig Myself A Hole 11. What It Takes To Be Me
Carlos Reali of Superskum.com conducted an interview with vocalist Chris Barnes of Florida death metallers SIX FEET UNDER on June 18 at the Gothic Theatre in Denver, Colorado. You can now watch the chat in two parts above.
Guitarist Gus G. (FIREWIND, OZZY OSBOURNE) is featured in a new audio interview with Jorge Fretes at Spain’s GoetiaMetal.com Check it out above.
Produced by Gus G., Few Against Many, was recorded with long time band mates vocalist Apollo Papathanasio, Bob Katsionis (keyboards/guitar) and bassist Petros Christo at Valve Studio in Greece as well as The Sweetspot Studios in Sweden and sees the band expand on their signature melodic sound with some of their most aggressive songs to date.
Mixed by Jason Suecof and Eyal Levi at Audiohammer Studios (TRIVIUM, ALL THAT REMAINS, DEATH ANGEL) in Orlando, Florida. Few Against Many also marks the recording debut of new Firewind drummer Johan Nunez (NIGHTRAGE).
Original AC/DC singer DAVE EVANS – who formed the band in 1973 with Angus and Malcolm Young, Colin Burgess and Larry Van Kriedt – is currently on the road in the UK. Above is a video interview conducted by GetYourRockOut.com on June 22nd in Bury at The Towler.
Evans’ schedule is now as follows:
June 29 – Ebbw Vale, UK – Odin’s Rock Club 30 – Chester, UK – Brookers Bar
July 5 – Oldham, UK – Whittles 6 – Grimsby, UK – Yardbirds Rock Club 7 – Burnley, UK – Sanctuary Bar
“L’Enfant Sauvage“, the fifth album from French progressive metallers GOJIRA, is available for streaming in its entirety at Australia’s TheMusic.com.au web site. The CD will be released on June 26 via Roadrunner Records.
“L’Enfant Sauvage” features 11 tracks of mind-bending, thunderous metal. The CD was recorded at Spin Recording Studios in Long Island City, New York with co-producer Josh Wilbur (LAMB OF GOD).
“L’Enfant Sauvage” track listing:
02. L’Enfant Sauvage
03. The Axe
04. Liquid Fire
05. The Wild Healer
06. Planned Obsolescence
07. Mouth Of Kala
08. The Gift Of Guilt
09. Pain Is A Master
10. Born In Winter
11. The Fall
California-based RIVAL SONS are featured in a new video interview with GetYourRockOut.com, conducted at the Download Festival on the weekend of June 8th – 10th at Donington Park in Leicestershire, England. Check it out above.
The band recently confirmed that the title of their brand new studio album will be, Head Down. The follow-up to the band’s 2011 breakthrough album, Pressure & Time, was recorded in Nashville, Tennessee with Grammy-nominated producer Dave Cobb (JAMIE JOHNSON, SHOOTER JENNINGS) and Grammy-wining engineer Vance Powell (JACK WHITE, THE WHITE STRIPES, KINGS OF LEON).
The artwork for Head Down was created by Jason Holley (JOSH RITTER, RAY LAMONTAGNE). Check it out below.
GetYourRockOut.com conducted an interview with British thrashers EVILE and their producer Russ Russell at this year’s Download festival, which was held June 8-10 at Donington Park in Leicestershire, United Kingdom. You can now watch the chat above.
EVILE‘s third full-length album, “Five Serpent’s Teeth“, sold around 680 copies in the United States in its first week of release. The CD landed at position No. 35 on the Top New Artist Albums (Heatseekers) chart, which lists the best-selling albums by new and developing artists, defined as those who have never appeared in the Top 100 of The Billboard 200.
EVILE‘s previous CD, “Infected Nations“, opened with around 460 units to debut at No. 132 on the Heatseekers chart.
“Five Serpent’s Teeth” was once again recorded with producer Russ Russell (NAPALM DEATH, DIMMU BORGIR) at Parlour Studios in Kettering, U.K. and was released in Europe on September 26 via Earache Records.
EVILE‘s “In Memoriam” video can be seen above. The clip was shot on April 29 in the North of England with director Ben Thornley of Sitcom Soldiers (THRICE, THE BLACKOUT, DEAF HAVANA).
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