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Invincible Records is proud to announce that the italian Death Metal band BARBAROSSA has just signed for the label that will release their official first Ep.
The album titled “Operation Barbarossa” contains 5 songs full of strong power influenced by Carcass, Dark Tranquillity and At the Gates..
The digital release will be available early December, 2016 on every worldwide webstores, iTunes, Amazon, Spotify, Deezer, Google Music, Nokia, Emusic...
Cristiano Perin: Drums
Alex Omega: Bass
Lorenzo Telve: Guitar/Vocal
Davy Scarpellini: Lead Guitar
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TÝR Frontman Pushes Back Against Concert Boycott Efforts Over His Participation In Whaling
Faroe Islands natives TÝR have reportedly several shows on their 17-date November European tour supporting the Norwegian metal band SIRENIA canceled over lead singer Heri Joensen's participation in the Faroese practice of whaling. The owners of the Hamburg, Germany club Logo issued the following statement about their cancelation: "It came to our attention only after the official confirmation of the show that the head of the band plays an active part in Grindwaljad [whale hunting] in the Faroe Islands, a practice that we abhor deeply. Such people will naturally not play on our stage." At least five of TÝR's concerts in Germany appear to be in jeopardy, including those at Logo in Hamburg, Postbahnhof in Berlin, Alte Zucherfabrik in Rostock, Café Central in Weinheim and Essigfabrik in Cologne, as well as the show at Gebr de Nobel in Leiden, Netherlands. The controversy began this summer, when Joensen posted a photo on Facebook of him helping in the slaughter of long-finned pilot whale in the Faroe Islands. It was accompanied by the caption "Real men kill their own meat, like this long-finned pilot whale," although Joensen later amended the post to explain that the comment "was a bad and poorly phrased joke." Joensen has been vocal about the reasons why he and other Faroese practice whaling and has appealed to his fans to reach out to the venues on the tour to reinstate the concerts or to put his band back on the bill. In a recent guest post for The Spectator, Joensen wrote in part: "I live in the Faroe Islands, where whaling has been part of our way of life for centuries. Last month, I was working on a long-finned pilot whale the day after it had been killed. Since more than four-fifths of the world's population eats meat, I thought it would be fine to share such a picture — it's no secret, surely, how meat is produced? But uproar followed. A campaign was launched to cancel my band's gigs and stop venues booking us. "We seldom see pictures from inside slaughterhouses. As a result, people have strange ideas about meat — they seem to believe that animals are willingly and painlessly slaughtered behind closed doors. Ethically, I don't see the difference between slaughtering wild whales and farmed cows. All animals suffer: if you can slaughter cows for meat, why not slaughter wildlife? "Whaling is illegal in the European Union, but the Faroe Islands are not (mercifully) in the EU. The Faroese whale hunt is non-commercial and organized at a community level. Nobody goes out searching for whales, but when a pod of them comes close to land, a hunt — or grindadráp — can be undertaken. It depends on how far away the whales are, if the ocean currents are favorable, and whether we are running low on whale meat. "In the Faroes, it is not uncommon to kill your own dinner — be it sheep, fish, bird or hare. I have slaughtered many more sheep than I have cut up whales and no one seems to care. I find that strange. Why the double standards? Because whales are endangered? The ones we eat aren't. There are an estimated 780,000 long-finned pilot whales in the Atlantic. In the Faroe Islands, we kill about 800 a year on average — or 0.1 per cent of the population. An annual harvest of 2 per cent is considered sustainable: compare that with the billions of animals bred for slaughter. "The campaigners who want to cancel our concerts on account of these pictures are of the same mindset as flat-earthers or the conspiracy theorists who argue that the vapor trails left by jet engines are full of mind-controlling chemicals. An outfit called the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society has led the charge against Faroese whalers. I've written a song about it all, called 'Rainbow Warrior'. "I have never actually killed a whale myself, and probably never will. But I take part in the grindadráp for the food — that's the Faroese way and has been for generations. "The idea that whaling is somehow immoral, in a way that killing cattle in abattoirs is not, does not bear scrutiny. As I sing in 'Rainbow Warrior': 'Our ways, unchanged for centuries, do dismay concrete hearts.' And, for that matter, irrational minds."
ANTHRAX's SCOTT IAN To Host New Talk Radio Show; COREY TAYLOR Announced As First Guest
ANTHRAX guitarist Scott Ian will host "Never Meet Your Heroes", a new radio show which is set to air on Volume, SiriusXM's first-ever 24/7 talk radio channel dedicated to music — its latest news, raging controversies, and non-stop debates — as the focus of the conversation. "Never Meet Your Heroes" features Ian as he chats with his celebrity idols and musical influences about what inspires them. Corey Taylor of SLIPKNOT will be the featured guest on the debut show. Volume will deliver a mixture of live daily shows, artist interviews, weekly specials, a music trivia game show, album reviews, and several in-depth docuseries hosted by the most respected, knowledgeable, and passionate people in music today — including artists themselves. Volume will debut live October 17 at 7 a.m. Volume will be on SiriusXM channel 106 and available through the SiriusXM app as well as online at siriusxm.com. Music fans will be able to join the discussion on social media via Twitter @SiriusXMVolume on Facebook at SiriusXM Volume.
IN FLAMES - reveal fifth webisode!
On November 11th, the flames grow higher and the new album »Battles« will see the light of day. Sweden's metal institution IN FLAMES are back with their 12th studio release and also deliver a new webisode today. In this clip, the band explore the questions where their inspiration comes from and if they prefer to write at home or directly on tour (and what role coffee plays in that process!). In addition, they explain the choice of their title »Battles«, how much effort they put into a song before it's finished and why people should listen to the album from beginning to the end. Watch the new video here: https://youtu.be/IGqqEEWENXo If you want to know more about the title choice and the artwork, check out what the band had to say about it in the first webisode: https://youtu.be/O8xmDX1eLOs Here is the second webisode where they speak about the double-single: https://youtu.be/bLnZMbZagak Hear Howard Benson talk about his work with IN FLAMES: https://youtu.be/WYRR0SU2K9s Pre-order »Battles« here: http://nblast.de/InFlamesBattlesNB
Video Premiere: THE PRETTY RECKLESS's 'Take Me Down'
THE PRETTY RECKLESS's music video for the band's scorching single "Take Me Down" can be seen below. The track, which recently landed No. 1 on the Rock Radio chart, marking the band's fourth consecutive No. 1 single, is the first single from THE PRETTY RECKLESS's highly anticipated third studio album, "Who You Selling For", due out October 21 on Razor & Tie. The "Take Me Down" video, shot by Meiert Avis, sees frontwoman Taylor Momsen and the band at Water Music Studios in Hoboken, New Jersey, where the album was recorded. Avis has directed videos for artists such as Bob Dylan, Iggy Pop, U2 and Avril Lavigne, among many others throughout his illustrious career, spanning over four decades. The video, shot in black and white with subtle glimpses of red, shows Momsen in top form with her voice as powerful as ever. The '60s-tinged rock guitar and Taylor's soulful, smoky delivery makes "Take Me Down" a complete, blistering track that further cements the band at the forefront of rock. Asked if "Who You Selling For" is autobiographical, singer Momsen told the Baltimore radio station 98 Rock: "Well, I think all of our records, in one sense, are autobiographical. I mean, I write them, so I'm writing about my experiences and my life and what I have observed and what I know. So I think this coming record is the next evolution of the band, so we're really excited for everyone to hear it. It's very diverse and eclectic, I guess is a good word to describe it. But, of course, it's personal. I mean, I write it." Regarding whether there are any topics that are "off limits" during the songwriting process, Taylor said: "No. If you limit yourself, you immediately are stunting yourself. You can't limit yourself when it comes to writing. There's nothing that you don't explore." "Who You Selling For" was produced by THE PRETTY RECKLESS's longtime collaborator Kato Khandwala. The songs were written by Momsen and guitarist Ben Phillips. Momsen recently told Kerrang! magazine about "Take Me Down": "It's a classic rock 'n' roll tune, which was inspired by the Robert Johnson story of going to the crossroads and selling his soul for rock 'n' roll — which I kind of did in one way. [Laughs] I gave my life to the music; I gave everything else up for it. And it's a simple story about giving your life to something you love so much and you need it so bad that you're willing to sell your soul for it." THE PRETTY RECKLESS will hit the road this fall in support of the album, beginning October 20, playing major markets in the U.S. before wrapping up on December 6 in Los Angeles.
Video Premiere: FAITH NO MORE's 'Cone Of Shame'
FAITH NO MORE's music video for the song "Cone Of Shame" can be seen below. "This is one of those tracks that had to be a video, really, because it lends itself so much to visual imagery," FAITH NO MORE bassist Bill Gould explains. "Given the song's sense of Americana, it would have been easy to shoot this in Arizona or New Mexico, but having been to Macedonia several times, there's a vibe there that I felt wouldn't be out of place as a backdrop to this song. Goce Cvetanovski, as a director, understood this immediately; he knew exactly what to do with it, and along with an amazing cast, has managed to create something very dark, and beautifully cinematic." "Cone Of Shame" was the third song previewed from FAITH NO MORE's album "Sol Invictus", initially debuted at a 2015 Japanese concert. Rolling Stone described the four-and-a-half minute track as "a sparse, Spaghetti Western," while Consequence Of Sound proclaimed it "a tour de force of the band's talents." A limited-edition "Cone of Shame" seven-inch single will be available on November 25, with pre-orders available soon. "Sol Invictus" (Reclamation Recordings/Ipecac Recordings), FAITH NO MORE's first new album since 1997's "Album Of The Year", arrived in May 2015, debuting at No. 6 on The Billboard 200 chart and landing at similar spots worldwide (including No. 2 in Australia, No. 4 in Germany and No. 6 in the U.K.). The months surrounding release found the band headlining a number of festivals including Sonisphere, Download, Riot Fest, Bumbershoot and Rock In Rio. Returning to late night television for the first time since the mid-'90s, FAITH NO MORE took the stage on "The Tonight Show", "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" and "Last Call With Carson Daly". Regarding FAITH NO MORE's musical approach on "Sol Invictus", Gould said: "What I can say is that I think through our experience as musicians over the years, I think what we're doing reflects where we've gone since we made our last record as FAITH NO MORE. I think this kicks things up a notch. And I think there's parts that are very powerful and there's parts that have a lot of 'space.' Everything we do, with our chemistry, the way we play; it's always going to sound like us. It's just what we do, that makes us feel good." Gould added: "When we split up, we explored what we could do on our own. During that time, we each developed what was a natural part of ourselves. Now, coming back, we have a wider perspective so we can do things we didn't even think of back in the day. If we were to decide to do country-western music, it would still sound like a FAITH NO MORE album. Together we have a strong collective identity, and when we work together it makes its own animal." Asked if FAITH NO MORE wanted to retain creative control by deciding not to align itself with a major label for the release of "Sol Invictus", Gould said: "Well, yes, kind of. We were free. We didn't have to go to a major, and we could kind of call our own shots and do it how we wanted to. And I think it just took all the edge off these other things and these details that we had to do that, when you add other people into the mix, you're getting pressured, you're getting asked to do things you don't wanna do. Also, one of the things it took us so long to think about making a new record is because it's not just making a record; it means you're gonna have to tour, it means you're gonna have to start doing press, it means you've gotta start doing all this. There's a lot of shit that comes with that. And when you do it with a major, there's nobody that you can talk to about accountability as far as... I don't know… something simple, like, 'You want us to do a video? Who wants us to do a video?' 'Well, the guy down in that office down there.' I never met him before. In this kind of situation we have here, we know everybody, we can talk to everybody. And it's, like, 'We need this video. We need it for this.' 'Okay. Let's make it happen.' And we know that the content that comes out of is our content, how we want it, and not some guy in an office who thinks they know who we are who's giving this in front of all these people and embarrassing us, for example. Which happened a lot, actually. Even though we had a great label back in the day, but it's an office of people who are not in our band, who [don't] know us as well as we know ourselves."
New Song Premiere: KORN's 'A Different World' Featuring COREY TAYLOR
KORN's new song "A Different World" can be streamed below. The track is slated to be the next single from the band's upcoming album, "The Serenity Of Suffering", following the current Top Five track "Rotting In Vain". "A Different World" also features a guest appearance from SLIPKNOT and STONE SOUR frontman Corey Taylor. KORN singer Jonathan Davis spoke about getting Taylor to appear on the track. "We were trying to figure out who we wanted to collaborate with, and I'm like, 'You know, that's the one, that's the guy,'" he said. "And I texted him, I'm like, 'Do you want to be on a new KORN track?' He's all, 'Hell yeah! When and where, what do I do?' So he did great on the song. I already did my parts, I'm like, 'Do what you do, man.' And I like the way he did it, the approach: he starts creeping in underneath the song, you can start slowly hearing his voice under mine, and it crescendos up into the middle part where he sings, and then it's just full-on at the end, so the song came out great." Taylor said that he became involved in "A Different World" after receiving "a phone call, like, 'Hey, do you wanna do this?' And I was on the plane the next day. I flew in, and I hadn't even heard the music. I was, like, 'Yeah.' 'Cause as a fan and as a friend, it was just something that we had been talking about for years. And all the stars aligned and I got to do this track. And it is heavy, dude. It is so righteous. People are gonna lose their minds. "This whole [new KORN] album, and I'm gonna brag now, because I've heard eleven songs of this, it is such a great throwback to the first three KORN albums and mixed with that maturity that they have now. Like, it's, really, really heavy. People are gonna lose their minds. It's that good." Due on October 21, "The Serenity Of Suffering" marks the band's return to Roadrunner, which previously released 2010's "Korn III - Remember Who You Are" and 2011's "The Path Of Totality". The cover art for "The Serenity Of Suffering" was created by acclaimed artist Ron English. It depicts a teenage KORN fan at a dystopian acid-nightmare funfair who is clutching a disembowelled and skeletal version of the doll who adorned 1999's "Issues". KORN has hit the road this fall with co-headliners BREAKING BENJAMIN for the "Nocturnal Underground Tour". The trek kicked off on September 24 in Fargo, North Dakota and will run through late October.
DEFTONES Partner With San Diego Brewery BELCHING BEAVER To Create New Beer
DEFTONES have announced that they have partnered with San Diego's Belching Beaver Brewery to create a new beer called Phantom Bride IPA — a hoppy West Coast style India Pale Ale loaded up with Mosaic, Amarillo, Simcoe, and Citra hops, all handpicked by DEFTONES frontman Chino Moreno. "Really excited to see our Phantom Bride IPA hit the shelves," said Chino. "As a huge beer connoisseur, it was a privilege collaborating with Belching Beaver on the flavor profiles and coming out with a beer that I would put right up with any of my favorites. Good stuff!" The beer ships from the brewery to distribution outlets in Washington, Oregon, Nevada, Hawaii, and California today and will be available to retailers and consumers where all great craft beer is sold, including BevMo!, on October 3. Phantom Bride IPA will be available on draft and in 22-oz. bottles. It is brewed and bottled by Belching Beaver Brewery, Vista or Oceanside, California. San Diego County. The beer is named after the multiplatinum, Grammy Award-winning alt-rock band's latest single "Phantom Bride", from their current album "Gore", which is currently Top 10 at Rock Radio. Lucky fans in the Fullerton, California area will get a chance to taste the Phantom Bride IPA on tap for a limited time at a special kick-off event on October 5 starting at 8 p.m. When: October 5 Where: Slidebar 122 E Commonwealth Ave Fullerton, CA 92832 Time: 8 p.m. *band will not be present at this event DEFTONES is vocalist/guitarist Chino Moreno, guitarist Stephen Carpenter, keyboardist/samplist Frank Delgado, drummer Abe Cunningham and bassist Sergio Vega.
Listen To OPETH's Entire 'Sorceress' Album
"Sorceress", the twelfth album from Swedish progressive metallers OPETH, can be streamed in its entirety using the SoundCloud widget below. Due on September 30, the band's first effort for Nuclear Blast via OPETH's imprint label Moderbolaget Records is proof chief architect Mikael Åkerfeldt has a near-endless well of greatness inside. From the album's opener "Persephone" to "The Wilde Flowers" and "Strange Brew" to the album's counterpart title tracks "Sorceress" and "Sorceress 2", OPETH's new full-length is an unparalleled adventure, where visions cleverly and secretly change, colors mute as if weathered by time, and sounds challenge profoundly. For "Sorceress", OPETH returned to Rockfield Studios in Wales, also home to pivotal releases from QUEEN, RUSH and JUDAS PRIEST, where the Swedes had tracked "Pale Communion" in 2014 with Tom Dalgety. The band spent twelve days recording at the countryside venue among its serene and inspiring surroundings. The result is nothing short of a powerful and intriguing record that will add yet another layer to the band's celebrated career. "The new album 'Sorceress' is our twelfth studio album since our beginnings in 1990," says Åkerfeldt. "I find it difficult to understand that we've been going on for twenty-six years, let alone that we've made twelve records now, all of which I am very proud of. 'Sorceress' is no exception. "I love this album, as does the whole band. I wrote the music during five-six months and we spent only twelve days recording it at Rockfield studios in Wales. "I find that once again we've taken a step forward. Or sideways, Or backwards. Somewhere!? It's different! It's extremely diverse. And if I may say so myself, extremely good. I feel the right to say that since I like to think I know this band better than anyone on the planet. Also, I always manage to detach myself from the record and listen as a fan. "It's a fine little record. My favorite in our discography right now. Of course. That's how it should be, right? It's both fresh and old, both progressive and rehashed. Heavy and calm. Just the way we like it. Hopefully there'll be others around the globe sharing this opinion. It was a joy to make it. A fucking joy to record it, and a sheer joy listening to it. So there you have it!" "Sorceress" track listing: 01. Persephone 02. Sorceress 03. The Wilde Flowers 04. Will O The Wisp 05. Chrysalis 06. Sorceress 2 07. The Seventh Sojourn 08. Strange Brew 09. A Fleeting Glance 10. Era 11. Persephone (Slight Return) OPETH's North American headline tour kicked off with a performance at Ozzfest Meets Knotfest on September 24 in San Bernardino, California. The tour, with THE SWORD as support, will continue through October 26 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Band photo credit: Stuart Wood
SEBASTIAN BACH: I Get Asked About SKID ROW Reunion 'All The Time'
Rob Rush, the evening host on Long Island, New York's 94.3 The Shark radio station, recently conducted an interview with former SKID ROW singer Sebastian Bach. You can now listen to the chat using the audio player below. A couple of excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On his long-awaited autobiography, "18 And Life On Skid Row", which will now arrive on December 6 via Dey Street Books (formerly It Books), an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers: Bach: "I've been working on it for about four years, so it's been a very big, overwhelming project. And it's quite crazy. And it's a very long book with lots and lots of pictures. So I think you'll dig it." On being asked about the reunion of SKID ROW's classic lineup: Bach: "I get asked that all the time, and I totally understand, because all five guys from the first SKID ROW record are alive, so, obviously, if you've been listening to that record for decades, which millions of people have, they would be, like, 'Hey, why don't these five dudes get back together?' It's very obvious. So, yeah, I get asked that a lot." On what the music scene was like back in 1991: Bach: "Well, it was a more creative scene, because there was this whole thing where you'd put out a new record and you'd go to the radio station and they'd play the new record and you do an interview about it. Then you go to the next town and you do it again. That whole thing doesn't exist anymore. So it's really about playing live all the time, and that's what it is. And there's good things and bad things about it. You know, the music of a band like SKID ROW or MÖTLEY CRÜE or BON JOVI will always be reintroduced to younger fans, so we're always gonna be playing gigs somewhere. The thing is, for me, when I started out, that's not really why I [got in it]. I got in it to make albums and make songs and put them out and be proud of my album and all that stuff, and that kind of thing is, at this point in time, not so prevalent as live touring is. But everything is like up and down in showbiz and rock and roll. If you could have told me ten years ago that in 2016 I would be a rabid vinyl collector, I would have looked at you like you were nuts. I'd be, like, 'Are you crazy? Vinyl? What are you, nuts?' But things come and go. I mean, if vinyl can come back, so can making records. It's kind of like the same thing." Bach's last solo album, "Give 'Em Hell", was released on April 22, 2014 via Frontiers Records. Interview (audio):
SLIPKNOT's COREY TAYLOR Is Not Afraid Of Pissing People Off
Shmonty of the KFMA Rock 102 radio station conducted an interview with SLIPKNOT singer Corey Taylor before the band's September 27 concert at the Tucson Convention Center in Tucson, Arizona. You can now watch the chat below. Speaking about certain interviewers who take things that he says out of context and use them as cheap clickbait headlines, Taylor said: "Half the time, all they wanna do is make sure that they get it up just so they can have it in the headline, so then all the cut-and-pasters pick it up and then just smear it all over the place, taking everything out of context. It's infuriating. "I mean, the old adage still applies: the only bad press is no press at all. But, you know, sometimes you just want people to get it. It's, like, half the time, you take stuff that I said and you put it in a certain context, or you take it out of context, and it turns into something completely different. It's, like, 'Woah, woah, woah… You need to go back to the source and hear what I was actually saying.' But what else is new? That's the price you pay for not censoring yourself. And I guess what's the good side and the bad side to being able to speak your mind and not be one of these vanilla, cookie-cutter celebrity types… God, I hate saying that when it comes to me. But these people who are just so overly contrite and just won't say anything that has any reflection of who they are, 'cause they're so afraid of pissing people off. If that's the price you pay for being yourself, then I guess I'll deal with it." He added: "It's good and it's bad. On one level, you are, like I said, taken out of context and smeared all over the place, but the benefit is that your touchstone never changes; you come back to yourself. You're, like, 'I know who I am.' And I don't have to put on airs or be somebody different when the mic goes on. It's just me. So I don't have to fake anything. It's, like, this is who I am, this is what I believe, and this is just the way it is. "So, I guess, on one hand, it's ad naseum, being taken and smeared all over the place. But at the same time, if you're gonna have stuff smeared, it might as well be stuff that you believe. So it is what it is." SLIPKNOT was forced to postpone its North American trek with MARILYN MANSON by three weeks after Taylor underwent what he described as "an unplanned spinal surgery." The summer trek was likely SLIPKNOT's last U.S. tour in support of its latest album, ".5: The Gray Chapter", which was released in October 2014.