On July 6, Jason Saulnier of the MusicLegends.ca web site conducted an interview with bassist/vocalist David Vincent of Florida death metal legends MORBID ANGEL at the first annual charity metal event Spread The Metal Festival, which took place July 5-6 in Halifax, Canada. You can now watch the chat above.
MORBID ANGEL recently announced that it will play a set of “all-time classic songs” on it upcoming European tour with KREATOR, NILE and FUELED BY FIRE, which kicks off on November 1 in Antwerp, Belgium.
DEEP PURPLE keyboardist Jon Lord has lost his battle with pancreatic cancer at age 71.
A message at his web site states:
“It is with deep sadness we announce the passing of Jon Lord, who suffered a fatal pulmonary embolism, Monday, July 16th at the London Clinic, after a long battle with pancreatic cancer. Jon was surrounded by his loving family.
“Jon Lord, the legendary keyboard player with DEEP PURPLE co-wrote many of the bands legendary songs including ‘Smoke On The Water’ and played with many bands and musicians throughout his career.
“Best known for his orchestral work Concerto For Group & Orchestra first performed at Royal Albert Hall with DEEP PURPLE and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra in 1969 and conducted by the renowned Malcolm Arnold, a feat repeated in 1999 when it was again performed at the Royal Albert Hall by the London Symphony Orchestra and DEEP PURPLE.
“Jon’s solo work was universally acclaimed when he eventually retired from DEEP PURPLE in 2002.”
Slipknot has announced that they will broadcast their final live performance of 2012 worldwide via Pay Per View, during the group’s first-ever Knotfest, a two-date metal and hard rock festival.
The official broadcast site was launched yesterday, July 11.
Slipknot’s Clown commented: “One of our long-time dreams, is finally coming to fruition with the creation of Knotfest. Our goal was to create a festival experience which screamed our vision. It means everything for everyone to see the live spectacle we’re creating in the flesh, but we understand some fans around the world can’t be at the show. We’ve now made it possible for you to be there in spirit-so join us Live on August 18th.”
According to the Czech news web site Novinky, vocalist Randy Blythe of Richmond, Virginia metallers LAMB OF GOD was arrested earlier yesterday (Thursday, June 28) in the Czech Republic and charged with manslaughter over an incident that happened more than two years ago.
Blythe, 41, reportedly got into an altercation with a fan who had come on stage during the band’s show at the Prague club Abaton in May 2010 and the fan later died of his injuries.
After the 2010 incident, those who know the band heard the intruder may have been struck with a microphone before the security team forced him from the stage, reports Richmond’s TV station CBS-6.
When LAMB OF GOD arrived on Thursday to play a show at the Rock Café in Prague with SKELETONWITCH and ALL SHALL PERISH, the local police brought the musician in for questioning. LAMB OF GOD‘s appearance at the venue was canceled later in the day.
LAMB OF GOD‘s representatives have said that Blythe is wrongly accused and that they expect him to be fully exonerated.
“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
VAN HALEN fan site Van Halen News Desk, says that Interscope/Universal will release the as-yet-untitled new Van Halen album on February 7th in North America. Interscope/Universal Japan will release the album one day later as a regular version plus limited deluxe with a bonus DVD will be available. The first single and video from the album will be released on January 10th.
The group filmed a video for a brand-new song at the Roxy, and the promo clip for the tour uses footage from that shoot. Check out below for the new long version trailer of the release.
After a year of rumors surrounding the release of singles and TV appearances, Van Halen have made an official announcement: The band will be hitting the road in 2012, with tickets for their first dates going on sale 10 January.
CITY OF FIRE, band featuring FEAR FACTORY’s Burton C. Bell and Byron Stroud, guitarist Terry Murray, guitarist Ian White, and drummer Bob Wagner, is seeking funding for its second studio album through the fundraising web site PledgeMusic.com. More on City Of Fire at this location.
They have released the following statement:
“We have been working on demos and produced some rough tracks, however, due to some circumstances beyond our control, it has come to a stand still. We heard about Pledge Music through a friend, and excited about the possibility of getting this record off the ground again. We want to make a full studio record on our own terms as we all have extensive music experience and think what we want to do musically, is what our fans want to hear. Your pledge will help us get back into the studio and record the follow up record to our 2010 debut. It will help us record a full CD, get artwork done, manufacture, secure distribution and tour dates.”
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By Filipe Marta & Bruno Marques