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DEFOX RECORDS & INVINCIBLE RECORDS are proud to announce the record deal with the japanese Thrash Metal band called DEAFLOCK.
Deaflock is an old school thrash metal group formed in Nagoya in 2000, after the demo called simply "Deaflock" and the participation to a compilation "Earthquake A.G.M" the band publish "Reality Of False Pasts",the first album of the group which was showing the old school attitude.
Now the band presents new album titled "Courage to expose all" that contains 9 songs in vein of furious Thrash'n'Death sound, fast and
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FILTER Covers AEROSMITH's 'Sweet Emotion' For Movie Soundtrack
FILTER has recorded a cover version of the AEROSMITH classic "Sweet Emotion" for an as-yet-undisclosed movie soundtrack. FILTER frontman Richard Patrick described his band's rendition as "all creepy and weird like [FILTER's previously released version of THE TURTLES' '60s pop classic] 'Happy Together' [which was recorded in 2009 for the movie 'The Stepfather'] but way more industrial." FILTER's recently released "Surprise" video features Patrick and guitarist Jonny Radtke as well as Patrick's daughter Sloan and was directed by Gus Black (ATLAS GENIUS, DEFTONES). The song is taken from FILTER's sixth studio album, "The Sun Comes Out Tonight", which was released on June 4, 2013 via Wind-Up Records. The CD was recorded in Los Angeles at Blue Room studios with producer Bob Marlette (BLACK SABBATH, ATREYU, SALIVA). The follow-up to 2010's "The Trouble With Angels" was written and recorded by Patrick and Radtke, as well as collaborator Marlette. There are also performances from touring members Jeff Friedl and Elias Mallin (drums) and Phil Buckman (bass).
KXM Working On Videos For 'Faith Is A Room' And 'Gun Fight' Songs
KXM, the new project featuring drummer Ray Luzier (KORN), bassist/vocalist Doug Pinnick (KING'S X) and guitarist George Lynch (LYNCH MOB, DOKKEN), is working on music videos for the songs "Faith Is A Room" and "Gun Fight". Both tracks are taken from KXM's self-titled debut album, which sold around 9.800 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 31 on The Billboard 200 chart. "KXM" was released on March 11 via Rat Pak Records. The CD was produced by KXM and Chris Collier, who is known for his work with LYNCH MOB, Lita Ford and Tommy Bolin, to name a few. KXM takes its name from the combination of the members' other projects: K from KORN, X from KING'S X and M from LYNCH MOB. In a recent interview with Revolver magazine, Luzier, Lynch and Pinnick spoke about how KXM came together. "I had a birthday party for my son and invited a bunch of friends and musicians," Ray said. "Doug and George ended up in my home studio picking up my guitars and jamming around a bit. George said, 'We should all do a record together sometime,' and I said, 'That would be a dream come true!' "I've been a huge KING'S X fan for decades and have been following George and had respected his playing for decades. We just tried to figure out everyone's schedules to make it happen. I give it up for George for being so persistent in getting this going. KORN tours all year, every year, and with Doug and George's crazy schedules, it's just awesome that we made it happen. I'm very pleased with the result." Pinnick added: "George was the instigator. Ray and I have known each other for quite a while and always talked about doing something together, but George brought it up at Ray's party and we agreed. George got after it and Ray did the same! Before I knew it, we were in a studio in the mountains, got a record deal, a video and a CD. As they say in Texas, 'You gotta get after it!' George has an incredible amount of energy and humor, and he gets things done. I've learned a lot from him. He's a true genius with the heart of a saint — and he comes up with some crazy guitar parts." Lynch said: "When you're working as a pro musician in L.A., you're frequently running into other players who you know and respect. A lot of times, the 'dream band' conversation comes up. It's fun to talk about. A lot of times, it's the alcohol talking. But the reality for most of us is that we're locked into other commitments and obligations that in the cold light of day don't really afford us the time or flexibility to pull off these projects that look great on paper. "I'm not trying to take credit here, but I gotta honestly say I was determined to follow through and at least push hard enough to see if we could get any momentum going. Ray jumped right in and was obviously really excited about making it happen, despite his insanely busy schedule with KORN. I think for Doug, it was sort of like, 'Well, yeah, sure, I'll invest some time and energy into this,' but I don't think he realized how profound and potentially musically rewarding and even important KXM could become. But as the writing and recording started to happen and evolve, he became like a little kid in a candy store!" "KXM" track listing: 01. Stars 02. Rescue Me 03. Gun Fight 04. Never Stop 05. Faith Is A Room 06. I'll Be OK 07. Sleep 08. Love 09. Burn 10. Do It Now 11. Human Friction 12. Tranquilize (bonus track) 13. Rescue Me (radio edit) (bonus track)
AEROSMITH's STEVEN TYLER, JOE PERRY Guest On 'Access Hollywood Live' (Video)
Earlier today (Tuesday, April 15), AEROSMITH's Steven Tyler and Joe Perry sat down with Billy Bush and Kit Hoover on "Access Hollywood Live" and talked about going on the road again. Check out the segment at this location. AEROSMITH — Steven Tyler, Joe Perry, Joey Kramer, Tom Hamilton, and Brad Whitford — and special guest Slash featuring MYLES KENNEDY AND THE CONSPIRATORS will join forces for "Let Rock Rule", this summer's definitive rock and roll experience. Promoted exclusively by Live Nation, the "Let Rock Rule" tour kicks off on Thursday, July 10 at Nikon at Jones Beach Theatre in Wantagh, New York. AEROSMITH and Slash — longtime friends who've performed together throughout the years — will also take over Boston, Massachusetts (Xfinity Center); Los Angeles, California (The Forum); and San Francisco, California (Sleep Train Pavilion), among other cities, before wrapping Friday, September 12 in Sydney, NS, Canada (Open Hearth Park). AEROSMITH's North American summer dates will follow the band's overseas dates, kicking off May 14 in Istanbul, Turkey and will hit 16 countries including stops in Russia, France, and the U.K. before wrapping July 2 in Kiev, Ukraine.
KATAKLYSM's MAURIZIO IACONO: Artist Profile Interview Part 2
The second part of a new interview with singer Mauricio Iacono of Montreal, Quebec, Canada-based death metallers KATAKLYSM in which he discusses how he got into metal and what his first concert experience was like can be seen below. KATAKLYSM recently announced that Oli Beaudoin will be the drummer for the band on the next album and future tours. KATAKLYSM has recruited Tommy Jones (TESTAMENT, DEATH ANGEL, EX DEO) to direct the video for the band's rendition of the SACRED REICH classic "The American Way". Jones previously also worked on KATAKLYSM's "Iron Will" DVD. KATAKLYSM's version of "The American Way" is taken from the band's new album, "Waiting For The End To Come", which was released on October 29, 2013 in North America via Nuclear Blast. The artwork by Eliran Kantor (TESTAMENT, HATEBREED) was featured on the deluxe digipak and LP versions of the effort. The cover by Peter Sallai (SABATON) was featured on the standard jewel case and limited edition cassette tape versions. The follow-up to 2010's "Heaven's Venom", "Waiting For The End To Come" was recorded by KATAKLYSM guitarist Jean-François Dagenais, who has previously worked with MALEVOLENT CREATION, MISERY INDEX and DESPISED ICON, among others, and mixed by Chris "Zeuss" Harris (SUFFOCATION, HATEBREED, ARSIS).
AC/DC 'Insiders' Refute Retirement Rumors
According to Billboard.com, AC/DC "insiders" have shot down as false the rumor that the band is on the verge of announcing its retirement due to one member's — presumably guitarist Malcolm Young's — serious illness. The source of the original retirement rumor was an e-mail sent to Perth radio station 6PR from an anonymous tipster using the handle Thunderstruck. The station subsequently spread the word, setting off a flurry of reports first throughout Australia and then worldwide. It should be noted, however, that the group's management and Columbia Records, its current label, have chosen not to comment on the matter, according to Billboard.com. AC/DC singer Brian Johnson told a Florida radio station in February that the band was schedied to enter a studio in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada this May to begin recording its 16th studio album. The project was supposed to be the first set of new AC/DC material since 2008's "Black Ice" album. In addition, the band intended to celebrate its 40th anniversary this year by playing 40 shows in selected cities around the world. Asked about the group's plans, Johnson said, "We've been denying anything, 'cause we weren't sure. One of our boys was pretty ill, so we didn't like to say anything, and we're very private about things like this, so we didn't wanna say anything. But I think we'll be going in the studio in May in Vancouver. Which means, we should be getting ready." Johnson added, "It's been 40 years of the band's existence, so I think we're gonna try to do 40 gigs, 40 shows, to thank the fans for their undying loyalty. I mean, honestly, our fans are just the best in the world, and we appreciate every one of them. So, like I said, we'll have to go out, even though we're getting a bit long in the tooth [Laughs]." Johnson alluded to one of the members of the band being ill in a 2012 interview, adding that the unnamed member was "getting better" with a "full recovery fully expected." Meanwhile, bassist Cliff Williams hinted in March 2013 that guitarists Angus and Malcolm Young were writing music for the band's next album.
NIRVANA Bassist Says ROCK HALL Induction 'Conjured Spirit' Of Band
According to The Pulse Of Radio, NIRVANA bassist Krist Novoselic has commented in a new blog post on the events last week surrounding the band's induction into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame, which included a three-song performance at the ceremony itself and a secret show later that evening at a bar in Brooklyn. Both performances included artists such as Joan Jett, SONIC YOUTH's Kim Gordon, Lorde and St. Vincent singing in place of late NIRVANA frontman Kurt Cobain. Novoselic said he was "so happy" about the way the week went, writing, "I feel we conjured the spirit of the band, and we could not have done that alone. This, for me, is a bittersweet notion as we all miss Kurt so much. But considering we were inducted, the show had to go on. Joan Jett was first on my list to be out front. I spoke to Dave about it and he ran with the idea of having all women lead. We felt that would be a good tribute to Kurt and what NIRVANA was about." While last Thursday's (April 10) induction included all female vocalists, the show later that evening also featured DINOSAUR JR.'s J. Mascis and DEER TICK's John McCauley, while Lorde only performed at the ceremony. The late-night gig at the tiny St. Vitus bar in Brooklyn — which held only around 250 people — featured a full 19-song set by the guest singers and surviving NIRVANA members Novoselic, Dave Grohl and Pat Smear. NIRVANA was inducted into the Hall Of Fame by Michael Stipe of R.E.M. Novoselic and Grohl were joined onstage by Cobain's widow, Courtney Love, as well as Cobain's mother and sister. At the induction, Jett joined the band for a performance of "Smells Like Teen Spirit", while Clark performed "Lithium", and Gordon performed "Aneurysm". They were followed by Lorde, who came out to sing "All Apologies". An edited version of the induction ceremony will be broadcast on HBO on May 31.
KILLSWITCH ENGAGE's ADAM DUTKIEWICZ Talks To U.K.'s TOTAL Guitar Magazine About His EVH WOLFGANG (Video)
KILLSWITCH ENGAGE's Adam Dutkiewicz recently spoke to U.K.'s Total Guitar magazine about his main guitar, an EVH Wolfgang. Check out the clip below. KILLSWITCH ENGAGE's fifth studio album, "Disarm The Descent", sold around 48,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to land at position No. 7 on The Billboard 200 chart. The CD arrived in stores on April 2, 2013 via Roadrunner Records. "Disarm The Descent" is KILLSWITCH ENGAGE's first album with original singer Jesse Leach at the vocal helm since 2002's now-classic, genre-defining "Alive or Just Breathing". Leach returned to the band in January 2012 after a decade-long absence. The artwork for the new CD was created by Mike D'Antonio.
Former KORN Touring Guitarist SHANE GIBSON Dead At 35
Former KORN touring guitarist Shane Gibson died earlier today as a result of complications from a blood clotting disorder. He was 35 years old. Gibson was most recently a member of STORK, the project featuring super drummer Thomas Lang (PAUL GILBERT), lead singer VK Lynne (VITA NOVA, Eve's Apple) and bassist Kelly LeMieux (BUCKCHERRY, GOLDFINGER). STORK has released the following statement regarding Gibson's passing: "It is with deepest sadness and regret that we must confirm that STORK founding member and lead guitarist Shane Paul Gibson passed away at 5:45 a.m. on April 15th, 2014 in the UAB Hospital in Birmingham, Alabama as a result of complications from a blood clotting disorder. He was 35 years old. "Shane was one of the best guitar players the world has ever known and his virtuosity was matched only by his wit and generosity of spirit. He will be missed beyond measure. "Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family and all those who loved him as much as we did." STORK's second CD, "Broken Pieces", is scheduled for release April 29.
THE AGONIST: First Video Interview With New Singer VICKY PSARAKIS
Montreal, Quebec, Canada-based melodic death metallers THE AGONIST have posted a video featuring the first interview with the group's new singer, Vicky Psarakis, as well as an intimate look at the rest of the bandmembers as they prepare for the release of their new single, "Disconnect Me". Check out the clip, titled "The Music Will Prevail", below. The "Disconnect Me" two-song digital single will be released on April 29 via Century Media. These tracks are the first to feature Psarakis. 01. Disconnect Me 02. Perpetual Notion THE AGONIST will start recording its new album later this month. The CD will once again be produced by Chris Donaldson (CRYPTOPSY) in the band's hometown of Montreal and will be made available in the fall. Commented THE AGONIST guitarist Danny Marino: "Creating this album has been an amazing experience so far. "Vicky has breathed new life into the songwriting process and we are so excited to share these first two tracks with the world! "The songs on this album represent a culmination of the past 10 years, as well as a new beginning for THE AGONIST. We're also thrilled to be back in the studio with our old friend and longtime engineer Chris Donaldson. "We can't thank our fans enough for their ongoing support in this new and exciting chapter of THE AGONIST!" The official lyric video for "Disconnect Me" can be seen below. Vicky joined THE AGONIST as the replacement for Alissa White-Gluz, who left the band to focus on her new gig as the frontwoman of ARCH ENEMY. THE AGONIST's third album, "Prisoners", debuted at No. 19 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.
Video: WARREL DANE Performs NEVERMORE Classics In Brazil
Fan-filmed video footage of Warrel Dane's (SANCTUARY, NEVERMORE) April 12 solo performance at the Led Club in Várzea Paulista, São Paulo, Brazil can be seen below. Guitarist Jeff Loomis and drummer Van Williams announced their departure from NEVERMORE in April 2011 due to personal differences with Dane and bassist Jim Sheppard. Their replacements have not yet been announced. SANCTUARY entered Jack Endino's Soundhouse Studios in Seattle on February 2 with producer Chris "Zeuss" Harris (SOULFLY, SHADOWS FALL, HATEBREED, MUNICIPAL WASTE) to begin recording its long-awaited "comeback" album, "The Year The Sun Died", due later in the year via Century Media Records. In 2010, four of the founding SANCTUARY members — Warrel Dane, Jim Sheppard, Lenny Rutledge and Dave Budbill — came together for a few select reunion performances. At first, it was just going to be a handful of shows, but the response and chemistry on stage was so overwhelming that the guys changed their minds. Now, some 20 years after they left off, SANCTUARY will continue with their unique mix of U.S. power metal, hard rock and progressive elements and begin work on a new LP. To complete the lineup, Brad Hull (FORCED ENTRY) will be filling in for former guitar player Sean Blosi. SANCTUARY released the classic albums "Refuge Denied" and "Into The Mirror Black" during its short existence between 1985 and 1992. Following the band's split, Dane and Sheppard formed NEVERMORE.