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ROB ZOMBIE And KORN To Join Forces For 'Night Of The Living Dreads' Tour
Heavyweights ROB ZOMBIE and KORN have announced a co-headlining arena tour — the "Night Of The Living Dreads" tour — kicking off Sunday, November 3 in Reno, Nevada and encompassing 17 dates across the U.S (full itinerary below) before wrapping November 26 in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. With both artists known for delivering electrifying performances filled with sonic thunderbolts and dark intensity, fans can expect the roofs to lift off arenas across the country. Speaking about the tour, Zombie notes: "Some of the best times we've had on the road have been touring with KORN, so we're thrilled to be doing it again!" KORN singer Jonathan Davis adds: "We've had a lot of fun touring and playing with Rob Zombie over the years. It's been a while and those shows were so much fun. We're really excited about doing it again." The dates are as follows: Nov. 03 - Reno, NV @ Grand Sierra Resort Nov. 05 - Yakima, WA @ Yakima Valley Sundome Nov. 06 - Butte, MT @ The Butte Civic Center Nov. 07 - Salt Lake City, UT @ Maverik Center Nov. 09 - Bismarck, ND @ Bismarck Civic Center Nov. 10 - Rapid City, SD @ Rushmore Plaza Arena Nov. 12 - Casper, WY @ Casper Events Center Nov. 13 - Sioux City, IA @ Tyson Event Center Nov. 15 - Oklahoma City, OK @ Chesapeake Energy Arena Nov. 16 - Wichita Falls, TX @ Kay Yeager Coliseum Nov. 17 - Corpus Christi TX @ Concrete Street Amphitheatre Nov. 19 - Springfield, MO @ O'Reilly Family Center Nov. 20 - Cedar Rapids, IA @ US Cellular Center Nov. 22 - Grand Rapids, MI @ Deltaplex Nov. 23 - Huntington, WV @ Big Sandy Superstore Arena Nov. 24 - Nashville, TN @ Bridgestone Arena Nov. 26 - Bethlehem, PA @ Bethlehem Events Center Tickets will be on sale from September 27. Rob Zombie's fifth album, "Venomous Rat Regeneration Vendor", sold 34,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to land at position No. 7 on The Billboard 200 chart. The record arrived in stores on April 23 via Zodiac Swan/T-Boy/Ume. The CD was produced by Bob Marlette, who has previously worked with everyone from BLACK SABBATH and ALICE COOPER to WILSON PHILLIPS and LYNYRD SKYNYRD. KORN's 11th studio album, "The Paradigm Shift", is the first to feature original KORN guitarist Brian "Head" Welch in more than eight years. Welch rejoined the group permanently earlier this year after leaving in 2005. KORN will release "The Paradigm Shift" on October 8. A deluxe edition will feature two bonus tracks and a documentary DVD called "Reconciliation".
THE PRETTY RECKLESS Signs With RAZOR & TIE
Razor & Tie has announced the signing of the New York-based band THE PRETTY RECKLESS. The group is currently working on its forthcoming studio album, which is due out in 2014. Universal will release the new record in Canada anda release partner for the rest of the world will be announced soon. THE PRETTY RECKLESS recently premiered a new track called "Going To Hell", which is now available for sale in United States and Canada at the iTunes Store. On September 20, THE PRETTY RECKLESS kicked off a major headline tour which will extend into mid-November. The "Going To Hell" tour will hit cities in both U.S. and Canada. Comments THE PRETTY RECKLESS lead singer Taylor Momsen: "It feels awesome to partner with a label that truly understands rock music and we are looking forward to a great run." After two years on the road supporting 2010's "Light Me Up", THE PRETTY RECKLESS has risen through rock 'n' roll's ranks to become a profound, if not polarizing, presence. The quartet has sold over 250,000 albums and 1 million digital tracks as they hit the road supporting EVANESCENCE, GUNS N' ROSES and MARILYN MANSON in addition to headline runs in both the U.S. and abroad. THE PRETTY RECKLESS is Taylor Momsen (lead vocals, rhythm guitar), Ben Phillips (lead guitar, backing vocals), Mark Damon (bass) and Jamie Perkins (drums). The band is managed by David Sonenberg and William Derella for DAS Communications Ltd. and booked by Jeffrey Hasson and Matt Galle at Paradigm.
MIKE PORTNOY Says ADRENALINE MOB Was 'Not Growing Fast Enough'
Journalist and musician Barbara Caserta of Italy's Linearock conducted a 30-minute video interview with drummer Mike Portnoy (THE WINERY DOGS, DREAM THEATER, AVENGED SEVENFOLD, ADRENALINE MOB) prior to THE WINERY DOGS' concert at Live Club in Trezzo sull'Adda, Milan, Italy. You can now watch the chat below. Asked what led to his departure from ADRENALINE MOB, the band featuring Russell Allen (vocals; also of SYMPHONY X) and Mike Orlando (guitar), Portnoy said: "I'm very proud of the album I made with ADRENALINE MOB and I think that there was really a great chemistry there; it was a great band. I was definitely behind it. I spent two years of my life developing it and trying my best. But at the end of the day, I came out of DREAM THEATER wanting to do a lot of different things, and I wasn't ready to commit exclusively to any one band. I had just spent 25 years with one band — and side projects, obviously, but committed to one band. And I said right from the beginning I was gonna plant many different musical seeds and see which grew, and that would kind of dictate where I would go and what I would do. And I spent a good solid two years giving my all to ADRENALINE MOB. But it only blossomed a little; I kept waiting for it to truly blossom and waiting for touring opportunities to come around, which never happened, and waiting for certain things to happen that never happened, so when it came time for them to start to want to do a new record, it's, like, well, I have five months of THE WINERY DOGS dates on the calendar, so I had to make a decision; I couldn’t be in two places at the same time. Luckily, up until now, I've been able to juggle all these different things and make the schedules work out, but finally it came to a head where it's, like, 'OK, do I do a record with ADRENALINE MOB or do I tour with THE WINERY DOGS?' And it's, like, well, ADRENALINE MOB is not really growing fast enough. I don't have time to get into a van and play to a hundred people a night for the next ten years to develop this when I have other opportunities and things like THE WINERY DOGS and other things that are offering opportunities and situations that I need to follow through with. So I haf to make a decision, and one shoe had to drop, and unfortunately, it happened to be ADRENALINE MOB." He continued: "[They're a] great band, and I would have loved to have done more if they could have worked around my schedule, but I understand that they wanna keep working. So I had to make a decision and THE WINERY DOGS has a lot of buzz and opportunity and possibility and potential, so I didn't want to not give it a fair chance." In a recent interview with Brazil's "Wikimetal", Allen stated about Portnoy's departure from ADRENALINE MOB: "He's been, obviously, real busy with THE WINERY DOGS, which is his next band that he's doing. The truth of it is we wanna keep working, we wanna keep doing ADRENALINE MOB and we don't wanna wait around for Mike to have the time [to put into ADRENALINE MOB]. And he doesn't know when he will have the time again, so that's really what's going down. Mike Portnoy was asked to be in the band by myself. Me and Orlando had already written all the material, so [ADRENALINE MOB's debut album] 'Omertá' was completely finished before Mike joined the act. And it's a bummer, but he's got his sights on other things, and he's not gonna stick around. So we wish him the best of luck, but the MOB's gotta go on." ADRENALINE MOB's most recent touring and recording lineup also included DISTURBED bassist John Moyer ADRENALINE MOB released "Covertá", an eight-track EP featuring cover versions of some of the group's favorite songs, on March 12.
EPICA: 'Retrospect' Trailer Available
Dutch symphonic metal band EPICA celebrated its 10th anniversary with a one-night-only event, dubbed "Retrospect", on March 23 in Eindhoven, The Netherlands. The band was accompanied by the seventy-piece Reményi Ede Chamber Orchestra and the Miskolc National Theatre Choir, playing an unforgettable three-hour best-of set. According to respected Dutch newspaper the Volkskrant, "The band wrote a chapter of Dutch metal history" this evening. Rock Tribune (Belgium) thought it was "an unforgettable show." Ten high-definition cameras captured this very special sold-out show while EPICA played in front of nearly five thousand ecstatic fans. In addition to a collection of the band's biggest hits from across the spectrum of their entire catalog, this once-in-a-lifetime spectacular also featured the live debut of "Twin Flames" and the previously unreleased "Retrospect", covers of classics by Vivaldi, Pergolesi, and Oscar-winning film composer John Williams, two guest collaborations with the venerable Floor Jansen (NIGHTWISH, REVAMP), and a very special performance of their breakthrough single "Quietus" with founding members Jeroen Simons, Ad Sluijter and Yves Huts. On November 8, Nuclear Blast will release "Retrospect" as a deluxe hardcover book with 48 pages, both as a 2DVD/3CD and 2Blu-ray/3CD version. "Retrospect" will contain the following fan favorites: 01. Introspect 02. Monopoly On Truth 03. Sensorium 04. Unleashed 05. Martyr Of The Free Word 06. Chasing The Dragon 07. Presto 08. Never Enough 09. Stabat Mater Dolorosa 10. Twin Flames 11. Serenade Of Self-Destruction 12. Orchestral Medley 13. The Divine Conspiracy ~Anniversary Edition~ 14. Delirium 15. Blank Infinity 16. The Obsessive Devotion 17. Retrospect 18. Battle Of The Heroes & Imperial March 19. Quietus 20. The Phantom Agony 21. Cry For The Moon 22. Sancta Terra 23. Design Your Universe 24. Storm The Sorrow 25. Consign To Oblivion 26. Outrospect "Retrospect" features this massive performance in its entirety, as well as exclusive interviews with all band members and behind-the-scenes footage from the show. A trailer for "Retrospect" can be seen below.
CARCASS: 'Surgical Steel' First-Week Chart Positions
"Surgical Steel", the new album from reactivated British extreme metal pioneers CARCASS, has registered the following first-week chart positions: Finland: #6 Germany: #10 Austria: #24 Sweden: #42 UK: #47 Australia: #59 Netherlands: #73 France: #80 Ireland: #84 Belgium: #117 (Flanders #130, Wallonia #87) Commented the band: "Wow! Well, we had every faith in the fact that we've recorded a very strong album and we had every faith in our label, Nuclear Blast, that they would work their asses off — but this is AMAZING news!!! This even more impressive when you consider that our album 'leaked' a month before the release date AND that we didn't target the charts in the summer when it was 'soft' and easier to chart high. "CARCASS was up against some strong mainstream releases this past week! "Thanks to all the listeners who bought the album — it goes to prove to all the cynics out there wrong — people DO still buy albums, especially metalheads! "If you bought the album, you should be proud of yourselves! "Again, thanks from us!" "Surgical Steel" was released on September 16 in the U.K., September 13 in the rest of Europe and September 17 in North America via Nuclear Blast Records. The effort was produced by Colin Richardson (FEAR FACTORY, MACHINE HEAD, NAPALM DEATH, SLIPKNOT, BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE) and mixed by Andy Sneap (MEGADETH, ACCEPT, EXODUS, ARCH ENEMY). Joining guitarist Bill Steer and bassist/vocalist Jeff Walker in CARCASS' current incarnation are new drummer Dan Wilding (ABORTED, TRIGGER THE BLOODSHED) and guitarist Ben Ash (PIG IRON, DESOLATION, LIQUEFIED SKELETON). In a recent interview with Chile's Radio Futuro, Walker stated about the new CARCASS CD: "We think we've made a good album, so it's gonna be very interesting when people get to hear the record. We can't wait to see what people think." He continued: "It sounds like CARCASS. Even the drumming sounds like CARCASS. Everything about it… I think it's gonna shock people, how good it is. I think it's got all the elements that people like, yet it still sounds fresh. So that's all I can say, really, 'cause we don't really sound like any other band, and the fact that after 17 years, we wrote music and it still sounds like CARCASS, I think it's good." Regarding the direction of the forthcoming CARCASS album, Walker previously stated: "We've taken stylistic cues from all the albums because it's in our blood, but it's no rehash or mess of ideas. I think it sounds almost like the missing link between the third and forth albums but with some groove in there. I've jokingly christened some parts 'trad blast' and some 'death sleaze'… don't think for a minute this is just some nostalgic throwback album — we're setting up another 17 years of ideas for other bands to copy and clean up on. [laughs]" "Surgical Steel" jewel case track listing: 01. 1985 02. Thrasher's Abattoir 03. Cadaver Pouch Conveyor System 04. A Congealed Clot Of Blood 05. The Master Butcher's Apron 06. Noncompliance To ASTM F 899-12 Standard 07. The Granulating Dark Satanic Mills 08. Unfit For Human Consumption 09. 316L Grade Surgical Steel 10. Captive Bolt Pistol 11. Mount Of Execution "Surgical Steel" digipak track listing: 01. 1985 02. Thrasher's Abattoir 03. Cadaver Pouch Conveyor System 04. A Congealed Clot Of Blood 05. The Master Butcher's Apron 06. Noncompliance To ASTM F 899-12 Standard 07. The Granulating Dark Satanic Mills 08. Unfit For Human Consumption 09. 316L Grade Surgical Steel 10. Captive Bolt Pistol 11. Mount Of Execution 12. Intensive Battery Brooding (bonus track) "Surgical Steel" U.S. vinyl and cassette track listing: Side A 01. 1985 02. Thrasher's Abattoir 03. Cadaver Pouch Conveyor System 04. A Congealed Clot Of Blood 05. The Master Butcher's Apron 06. Noncompliance To ASTM F 899-12 Standard Side B 01. The Granulating Dark Satanic Mills 02. Unfit For Human Consumption 03. 316L Grade Surgical Steel 04. Captive Bolt Pistol 05. Mount Of Execution "Surgical Steel" surgical kit box (Nuclear Blast U.S. mail-order only) includes: * DVD-sized booklet * Steel book with CD * Oversized Poster * Surgical kit styled box * Picture Disc LP * Limited to 750 copies worldwide Side A 01. 1985 02. Thrasher's Abattoir 03. Cadaver Pouch Conveyor System 04. A Congealed Clot Of Blood 05. The Master Butcher's Apron 06. Noncompliance To ASTM F 899-12 Standard Side B 07. The Granulating Dark Satanic Mills 08. Unfit For Human Consumption 09. 316L Grade Surgical Steel 10. Captive Bolt Pistol 11. Mount Of Execution "Surgical Steel" steel book encased CD with digipak track listing: 01. 1985 02. Thrasher's Abattoir 03. Cadaver Pouch Conveyor System 04. A Congealed Clot Of Blood 05. The Master Butcher's Apron 06. Noncompliance To ASTM F 899-12 Standard 07. The Granulating Dark Satanic Mills 08. Unfit For Human Consumption 09. 316L Grade Surgical Steel 10. Captive Bolt Pistol 11. Mount Of Execution 12. Intensive Battery Brooding (bonus track) European 2 LP vinyl track list: Side A 01. 1985 02. Thrasher's Abattoir 03. Cadaver Pouch Conveyor System 04. A Congealed Clot Of Blood Side B 01. The Master Butcher's Apron 02. Noncompliance To ASTM F899-12 Standard 03. The Granulating Dark Satanic Mills Side C 01. Unfit For Human Consumption 02. 316L Grade Surgical Steel 03. Captive Bolt Pistol Side D 01. Mount Of Execution 02. Intensive Battery Brooding (bonus track) "Captive Bolt Pistol" lyric video:
GWAR Frontman Interviewed On 'Metal Invaders' (Audio)
On the latest episode of "Metal Invaders", host Sonny Bellavance talked with GWAR frontman Oderus Urungus. You can now listen to the chat below. GWAR's new album, "Battle Maximus" — the band's first full-length studio effort since the loss of their longtime guitar player Flattus Maximus — was released on September 17 on Metal Blade Records. "This album is both a tribute to Flattus and a telling of the next chapter in the story of GWAR," said Oderus Urungus. "The combo of the brand new album and show should satisfy even the most hardcore Flattus devotee with the fact that GWAR's slay-skills are as supreme as ever, and the band stands poised to embark on our most earth-shattering world tour yet. We have mourned, we have honored, and now it's time to fucking DEVASTATE in the name of Flattus and the supreme entity that is GWAR." Oderus continued: "This is our first record in our brand-new Slave Pit Studios, which Flattus had a lead role in designing, but without him we had no one left to twiddle the buttons, much less play the blazing metal leads and provide the musical direction that rescued GWAR from the depths of clown-band obscurity. I mean, Balsac is no slouch, but Flattus' departure left a huge hole in our band. We had no choice. We had to blow the Horn of Hate..." The follow-up to 2011's critically acclaimed "Bloody Pit Of Horror", "Battle Maximus" features twelve brand new tracks that not only honor their departed ally, but tells the story of GWAR's latest struggle against what may be their greatest enemy yet... the insidious "Mr. Perfect", who has travelled through time itself to steal the power of GWAR — the power of immortality, and use this power to mutate the human race into his twisted vision of what the "perfect" human should be. Once again GWAR finds themselves as the only thing standing between the human race and the latest super-powered shithead bent on the destruction of GWAR and the enslavement of their worshippers. "Battle Maximus" track listing: 01. Intro 02. Madness At The Core Of Time 03. Bloodbath 04. Nothing Left Alive 05. They Swallowed The Sun 06. Torture 07. Raped At Birth 08. I, Bonesnapper 09. Mr. Perfect 10. Battle Maximus 11. Triumph Of The Pig Children 12. Falling 13. Fly Now Interview (audio):
DREAM THEATER Keyboardist: Having MANGINI In Studio With Us Gave Us That Extra Spark
Rod Whitfield of SF Media recently conducted an interview with keyboardist Jordan Rudess of progressive metal giants DREAM THEATER. A couple of excerpts from the chat follow below. On the band's new, self-titled album: "Yeah, I'm so excited about it. I think it's definitely one of our best, and we feel so good about it that we decided to stamp it with a self titled name, so everybody's happy. "We just feel that the band is at such a great point, personally and musically, that it was really time to mark this down, and say 'Hey, you know what? If you want to know about DREAM THEATER this is it.' It's really a representation of who we are as people at this point in time. It was a fantastic year before this on the road with [recently added drummer] Mike Mangini, and getting him fully integrated into the band." On what Mike Mangini has added to the DREAM THEATER songwriting process: "Having him come into the studio with us gave us that extra spark, not only musically, but he's also such a lively, energetic fun guy. So it brought us to this very strong, unified and powerful level. Having him there was just a treat, because he's such a unique person, his playing is really individual, and the way he thinks, he offered some really interesting ideas. Especially in the realm of rhythm, it was very cool." On the differences in the personalities and playing of Mike Mangini and former DREAM THEATER drummer Mike Portnoy: "Yeah, I feel so lucky in my career to have worked with some of the greatest drummers, and guitarists as well, but we're talking about drummers, and Mike Portnoy is one of the greatest drummers out there. We had a great time playing for many years together. And now we're playing with Mangini, it's a whole ‘nother wonderful musical experience. And what's really cool is that all these great drummers that I've played with, they're all so different, but what's especially cool about Mangini is that, not only is he a different kind of a drummer, but he can also fit like a glove into the music. So when we play the older DREAM THEATER songs, it feels very comfortable. Even though he has a different approach, it kinda fits like a glove, if you will. So that's obviously why he got the gig, because he can do that, but he can also offer some fresh and exciting ideas into what we're doing." Read the entire interview at SF Media.
MASTODON To Enter Studio In November
Atlanta progressive metallers MASTODON have issued the following update: "MASTODON has been busy jamming every day writing and arranging the next studio album. We have quite a few songs and ideas that are taking some time to nail down what we think will make it to the next full-length. "There will be no more touring this year. We will hit the studio in November to hopefully finish by the end of year." Asked about the progress of the songwriting sessions for MASTODON's follow-up to 2011's "The Hunter", guitarist Bill Kelliher told Artisan News: "We haven't really come to the lyrical concepts yet. That's usually the last thing that comes. We're usually focused on the music and getting all the parts and everything sounding 'balls to the wall,' you know what I mean?! That's the most important thing. And then once we've got all that settled and recorded, we're always scrambling for lyrics and ideas and stuff. We're getting a little bit better at it, and I think Brann's [Dailor, drums] got a lot of ideas for vocal melodies and stuff like that. I'll play the riff and he'll kind of sing along, and I'm, like, 'OK, that sounds really proggy, but really awesome.' I'm really, really excited about it. But as far as what it's gonna be dealing with, it's a little too early to tell; it's pretty fresh stuff right now. I mean, we've got some demos, but they're really, really rough." Kelliher also spoke about possible lyrical themes that might be covered on MASTODON's next album. He said: "Death always makes for really good story telling. It's kind of the theme that we have a lot in our music. We've had a lot of friends pass away since the last record. I'm not really sure yet. I think we're kind of focusing more about living on this earth and what would happen if this was your last year to live. I think that's sort of maybe a little bit of what we might be kind of touching on." He added: "Art reflects life — how you're feeling and your mood. I played a riff for Brann and he was, like, 'That sounds kind of happy. Are we happy now?' I don't know… I am; I'm a pretty happy guy. So that's kind of how we work; it's pretty simple. But we'll have to see. I really like the way 'The Hunter' went; that was not a total change in direction, but we just kind of proved to ourselves that we can just write stuff that we think sounds cool, and it doesn't have to all flow together, it doesn't have to all sound the same. It can be totally different without a concept. So I think that really opened up my mind at least to, like, 'What if I write something like this? Is that gonna be cool?' And we're all on the same page right now with all the songs — the 30 or so songs we've gathered so far. So we'll just have to see how it goes." MASTODON's latest album, "The Hunter", came out in September 2011 through Reprise Records.
MESHUGGAH To Begin Writing New Material Early Next Year
Brendan Crabb of Australia's Loud magazine recently conducted an interview with guitarist Mårten Hagström of Swedish experimental extreme metallers MESHUGGAH. A couple of excerpts from the chat follow below. Loud: I'm sure like many people within the metal world you were actively following Randy Blythe's [LAMB OF GOD] recent trials and tribulations. What was your take on that situation? Hagström: I was following what happened; I knew what was going on. I kept up to date on the Internet, but I really didn't get too into it. It's one of those things where it was fairly obvious what was going on, but it's also one of those things where… It's out of your hands, sort of. But the thing is, it's scary, stuff like that. And as a travelling musician, or whatever you want to call it, every once in a while, stuff goes wrong. And it doesn't have to be something like that; that's a very unique situation, a very strange and tough situation for Randy, of course. But there's shit happening all the time when you're out on the road. You never really know what's going to go down around the corner. It was a sobering thing, I think, for others, standing on the sidelines. Loud: Although obviously not on such a level as that, but have you witnessed similarly concerning or dangerous behaviour at MESHUGGAH shows? Hagström: No, not really. Sometimes, granted, you see stuff going down. But when you're up there playing, you're so focused on what's going on onstage that you're not always… You realize that there's a moshpit going on or whatever, but it's not like you're consciously taking it in. But we've been around for a long time, so yeah, definitely, we've seen stuff on the road that's scary. But you can't think about it that way. Every occupation has a hazard, so it's not often that anything happens. The scary thing about Randy's situation was how easy things can go wrong, and how bad and confused the consequences can get. Loud: How much longer do you plan to tour in support of the latest record before you bunker down to write new material? Hagström: End of the year. I think the last day of November is our last show for this album. So we're basically looking to have some time off in December, and then we've been on the road with "Koloss" for like two years or something, on and off. So then I guess it's about time to start writing new stuff again. Loud: You mentioned that every album represents a slight progression for the band. In your view, what is the next step forward for MESHUGGAH creatively? Hagström: I have no idea, and I never do. And I think that's a good thing, 'cause people sometimes say that we're pretty unpredictable, but I don't really think we are, because we have a sound that's been with us since at least like the "None" EP (from 1994), that's very us. [laughs] It doesn't really change all that much, but it's still a progression, and what I mean by taking a step forward is that we're still, we've been around now. We're veterans in this game [laughs], and we're still having fun with what we do, with experimenting with the music that we want to create. So as long as it feels like we're making it better, and as long as it feels like we're doing something that we can at least stand for and be proud of, that's all that we ask. You can read the entire interview at Loud magazine.
MOTÖRHEAD: New Song 'Crying Shame' Available For Streaming
"Crying Shame", a brand new song from MOTÖRHEAD, is available for streaming at RollingStone.com. The track comes off the band's 21st studio album, "Aftershock", which will be released as a an official Classic Rock collectors fanpack that features the new LP in full plus a 132-page magazine that forms the "ultimate sleevenotes" to the new release, with extensive and exclusive interviews with Lemmy, Mikkey Dee and Phil Campbell. Pre-order your copy now at this location (official on-sale date is October 21). Inside is everything you need to know about "Aftershock" and the world of MOTÖRHEAD in 2013: inside the making of album, new features covering all eras of the band's career from 1975 to 2013, and tons of previously unseen pictures. Fanpack edition includes: * New album "Aftershock" * 132-page magazine * Giant double-sided poster * Exclusive MOTÖRHEAD car sticker "Aftershock" track listing: 01. Heartbreaker 02. Coup De Grace 03. Lost Woman Blues 04. End Of Time 05. Do You Believe 06. Death Machine 07. Dust And Glass 08. Going To Mexico 09. Silence When You Speak To Me 10. Crying Shame 11. Queen Of The Damned 12. Knife 13. Keep Your Powder Dry 14. Paralyzed Check out the cover artwork below. If you want to pre-order the fanpack but do not want your name to be included on the poster, you must email email@example.com before 12 p.m. on September 20 to tell them that you do not want your name to be included in the Classic Rock Presents Motörhead: Aftershock fanpack poster. Due in North America on October 22, "Aftershock" was recorded at NRG Studios in North Hollywood, California and is described in a press release as "a true leveler, a crushing confirmation of everything MOTÖRHEAD stands for, marching from the dust storm to deliver 14 belting statements which see MOTÖRHEAD in perhaps their best writing form for years. There's swagger, there's punch, there's speed and there’s dirty filthy grooves, Lemmy Kilmister, Phil Campbell and Mikkey Dee showing clearly that MOTÖRHEAD is not simply a band, it's a genre!" "Steal it if you must, buy it if you can!" says Lemmy, whose pride in the album is so immense that guests to his home and dressing room in the last couple of months have been treated to extremely loud airings of the rough mixes, while Phil Campbell adds, "I really think the variation on the album shows that we've dug deep and produced some of our best work for a long time." "It is," says Mikkey Dee, "a really, really strong MOTÖRHEAD album, one that really does define everything this band stands for." MOTÖRHEAD canceled a handful of shows on its European festival tour last month after Lemmy suffered a haematoma (where blood collects outside of a blood vessel). The news of Lemmy's latest medical issue followed reports that he was also recently fitted with a defibrillator because of heart problems.