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 Papa Emeritus Identity Revealed

Papa Emeritus Identity Revealed!

GHOST lead singer and founder Tobias Forge — who performs as Papa Emeritus — unmasked himself publicly for the first time since the band’s formation for an appearance on “Sommar i P1”, Swedish radio channel P1‘s daily one-man show which has aired every summer since 1959.

Each ninety-minute episode of “Sommar i P1” features a well-known Swede talking without interruption about whatever he or she likes, as well as choosing all the music for the program.

SEE ALSO: Papa Emeritus III the new “Face” of Ghost

During his appearance on the show — which aired for the first time on Thursday, August 17 and can now be streamed at this location — Forge talked about his family life and particularly his older brother, Sebastian, who died of heart failure in 2009 the day after GHOST posted its first song on MySpace. At one point, Forge spoke directly to his late brother and was sobbing and crying while lamenting the fact that “we didn’t get to experience this thing together.” Forge also said that his mother was so proud of him that she was telling everyone about his involvement with GHOST even though the band members’ true identities were supposed to be kept secret. “[But] I guess it doesn’t matter anymore,” he added.

Tobias ended the program by telling the listeners: “My name is Tobias Forge and I’m the man behind the mask in GHOST. Thanks for listening.”

You can read a rough English-language translation of Forge‘s entire “Sommar i P1” appearance on Reddit.

Forge previously revealed his identity while responding to a lawsuit filed by four former members of GHOST, who accused him of cheating them out of their rightful share of the profits from the group’s album releases and world tours.

In his court documents, Forge — who had previously played in several other rock bands, including REPUGNANTCRASHDIETSUBVISIONMAGNA CARTA CARTEL and SUPERIOR — took credit for developing GHOST‘s image and stage show and blamed his ex-bandmates for “destroying the mystery” surrounding the group by lifting the lid on GHOST‘s business dealings.

GHOST is known for its eccentric performances and is composed of six members easily recognized for their satanic attires. Five men who call themselves as Nameless Ghouls play the instruments while the lead vocalist is known as Papa Emeritus. The Nameless Ghouls who are wearing identical devil masks and costumes represent the five instrumentalities or elements (fire, water, air, earth and aether or quintessence) while their leader Papa Emeritus represents the group’s anti-pope symbol.

Forge admitted in a 2016 interview with “Big Smash Radio” that the mystery surrounding GHOST has helped make the band more successful. “I think it definitely plays a part,” he said. “The thing everybody keeps ranting about is the anonymity, which I have a comment on on the side, but I also think that you don’t have to be anonymous or masked in order to have somewhat of a clandestine image. I mean, there are many artists that I know exactly where they are born and what their names are and where they live, which are still very, sort of, hidden. Even Nick Cave, who has a film about himself nowadays, is still someone who I would claim to be utterly enigmatic.”

He continued: “Even if people would know who we are, or you could click on a Wikipedia page saying my date of birth, it does not necessarily mean that I have to go out on social media and tell you where I’m eating. So, yeah, I think even in the future, when it might not be as hidden, or as secret, I think that you can still uphold some sort of… level of fog around you.”

Via: BLABBERMOUTH

DARKFALL Releases New Album On September 8

DARKFALL Releases New Album On September 8!

Ever since the very beginning in 1995, the Austrian band DARKFALL has been known for high-quality and uncompromising Thrashed Death Metal, which already caused a sensation with the first two releases at the end of the nineties. In the following years, Darkfall became one of the flagships of the Austrian Metal scene and combined their musical roots with the present into an impressive, independent style.

After the re-release of their latest album “Road To Redemption” in the summer of 2017, the sixth long player is now available with “At The End Of Times”. On this, the band again combines all trademarks like brutal but nevertheless epic riffing, blasting drums and harsh growls, and expresses their own stamp on this. The result is undoubtedly the culminating point of their musical work and is capable of inspiring fans of Death, as well as Thrash Metal genre.

“At The End Of Times” was recorded in the Helltheater, and Studio 66 in Austria by Peter Fritz and was mixed and mastered in the Stage One studio (Rotting Christ, Neaera, Tankard) by Andy Classen.

 TRACKLIST

DARKFALL Releases New Album1. Ride Through The Sky
2. The Breed Of Death
3. The Way Of Victory
4. Deathcult Debauchery
5. Ashes Of Dead Gods
6. Your God Is Dead
7. Blutgott
8. Welcome The Day You Die
9. Ash Nazg – One Ring
10. Land Of No Return MMXVII
Running time: 54:14 min

DARKFALL Releases New Album On September 8

DARKFALL ARE:

Thomas Spiwak (voc)
Stephan Stockreiter (git)
Sascha Ulm (git / back voc)
Markus Seethaler (bass)
Thomas Kern (drums)

Discography

1998 Winter Leaves
1999 Dimensions Beyond
2001 Firebreed
2006 Phoenix Rising
2013/17 Road To Redemption
2017 At The End Of Times

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PERIPHERY Bassist Leaves Band

PERIPHERY Bassist Leaves Band! Adam “Nolly” Getgood, who officially joined the band in June 2012, has decided to leave the band after 5 years. Adam has posted a statement (read below) through the official Periphery Facebook page. In the statement, he mentions the reasons for his decision to leave the band. Nolly has not been a touring member of the band for about a year now which further pushed his decision.

Read the full statement below:

PERIPHERY Bassist Leaves Band – Official statement!

“A few weeks ago I came to the decision I didn’t want to continue as a member of Periphery. The Periphery guys are some of my best friends, I have nothing but high hopes for the future of the band, and I’ll always be a huge fan of the music, however after a year of not touring I became aware that I’m just not invested in the day-to-day decision-making and problem solving that constitutes so much of the reality of running a joint enterprise like Periphery. It’s simply not on my mind, and that’s not fair to the rest of the band, the band’s team, and everyone involved in making Periphery a success – and that includes you all too.

“The guys in Periphery are all incredible people and musicians, in their different and complementary ways. I know they’ll go on to achieve things I can’t even imagine, and I’ll be so happy to watch that happen. For my own part, I’ll continue to enjoy the more settled life at home with my wife, focusing on my production work and on GetGood Drums.

“I’ve got nothing but incredible gratitude for everything we experienced together and pride for what we accomplished, it has been an honor to play a role in something that has grown from humble origins to a genuinely genre-defining, internationally successful band. Thank you all for having me along for the ride. Really.”

PERIPHERY TOUR DATES:

Oct 28 Knotfest Mexico Toluca, Mexico Tickets
Oct 31 Newport Music Hall Columbus, OH Tickets
Nov 01 The Vic Theatre Chicago, IL Tickets
Nov 03 The Intersection Grand Rapids, MI Tickets
Nov 04 St. Andrews Hall Detroit, MI Tickets
Nov 05 London Music Hall London, Canada Tickets
Nov 07 The NorVa Norfolk, VA Tickets
Nov 09 Playstation Theater New York, NY Tickets
Nov 10 Lupo’s Providence, RI Tickets
Nov 11 Electric Factory Philadelphia, PA Tickets
Nov 12 Stage AE Pittsburgh, PA Tickets
Nov 14 The Masquerade Atlanta, GA Tickets
Nov 15 Marathon Music Works Nashville, TN Tickets
Nov 17 Alamo Music Hall San Antonio, TX Tickets
Nov 18 Gas Monkey Live Dallas, TX Tickets
Nov 19 White Oak Houston, TX Tickets
Nov 21 The Marquee Tempe, AZ Tickets
Nov 22 Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas, NV Tickets
Nov 24 The Wiltern Los Angeles, CA Tickets
Nov 25 THE REGENCY THEATRE San Francisco, CA Tickets
Nov 27 Crystal Ballroom Portland, OR Tickets
Nov 28 Commodore Vancouver, Canada Tickets
Nov 29 Showbox Market Seattle, WA Tickets
Dec 01 The Complex (The Grand) Salt Lake City, UT Tickets
Dec 02 Ogden Theater Denver, CO Tickets

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CRADLE OF FILTH New Song, You Will Know The Lion By His Claw, Released

The official lyric video for the song “You Will Know The Lion By His Claw” from U.K. extreme metallers CRADLE OF FILTH can be seen below. The track is taken from the band’s twelfth album, “Cryptoriana – The Seductiveness Of Decay”, which will be released on September 22 via Nuclear Blast.

Commented singer Dani Filth: “This track is one of my favourite songs from the new ‘Cryptoriana’ album — aside from ‘Achingly Beautiful’, ‘Death And The Maiden’ and the title track — due to its very unique flavor and its vehement brutality. The culminative strike is especially very ‘Dusk… And Her Embrace’-era black metal…

“Inspired by the works of H. Rider Haggard, a Victorian author who schooled in my home town of Ipswich, this song uses the railroad annexation of the Transvaal in Africa during the 19th century to paint a vision of the greedy machinations of man coming up against a furious, displaced natural foe, thus posing an allegory for the downtrodden, revolting.

“I also have the Latin of this expression tattooed on my arm (due to being the usual supercilious Leo!). The quote was made famous, having been said in 1697 by Johann Bernoulli about Isaac Newton‘s anonymously submitted solution to Bernoulli‘s challenge regarding the Brachistochrone curve.

“So… Enjoy. Indulge. Desire. Darken.”

“Cryptoriana – The Seductiveness Of Decay” was recorded at Grindstone Studios, Suffolk, U.K. by the very honorable Scott Atkins, who has been the resident go-to producer for CRADLE OF FILTH for several albums. Dani Filth sat in during the mix, serving up flaming mugs of teas, making the studio couch his own and lending his ears when necessary.

Commented Dani: “The album is deeply infused with Victorian Gothic horror and thus the title is a reflection of that. ‘Cryptoriana’ implies the Victorian’s infatuation with the supernatural, the grave and the ghoulish. And the subtitle ‘The Seductiveness Of Decay’ further cements this attraction to death and the glittering lengthy process of self-annihilation.”

The video for the album’s first single, “Heartbreak And Séance”, can be seen below. Dani stated about the clip: “Working with such an artistic director as Artūrs Bērziņš was indeed an honor, as the video shoot was very extensively planned, involving a myriad of extras and crew, make-up girls and set builders, a crow, some well-behaved snakes and a considerable amount of snow, candles, water, trees, naked bodies, lamentable mourners, as well as all being submerged in suitably Gothic landscapes and vistas. And the fact that we travelled to Riga in Latvia to film it was also very unique and interesting. The video itself is fantastic, drawing from the darkly erotic imagery of the album artwork and bringing it to richly technicoloured classical life. We had such a blast shooting it, as the accompanying photos attest to…”

Bērziņš is the mastermind behind the “Cryptoriana – The Seductiveness Of Decay” artwork, photography and videography — best known for his defiant neo-symbolism raster graphics and oil paintings; postmodern interpretations of classic myths. He has been proclaimed as a “sacred monster of Latvian postmodernism”.

CRADLE OF FILTH has also announced its first full-scale U.K. and Ireland tour in years, starting in Belfast, Northern Ireland on October 30.

Source: Blabbermouth.

 



 

SLAYER Rips Raining Blood On National Television

From criticizing and attacking all that is sacred to leaving all society restrictions behind, Slayer have made their reputation by being one of the most controversial bands in music history.

Even though modern society hasn’t come to turns with accepting such extreme music, it was announced earlier this week that Slayer would be performing during The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon. But that isn’t all, for they would be playing their highly controversial tune RAINING BLOOD on a such highly normal TV show that’s usually guested by daily pop music. This actually proved a step in the right direction to accepting criticizing Metal lyrics.

And such a highly anticipated performance by Metalheads and especially Thrashers was met by a highly executed version of the tune as Slayer headed back to their 80’s roots filled with aggression and hate. The 50-year-olds gave national TV a memory that won’t be forgotten soon.

Watch the mind-blowing performance below.

SLAYER Rips Raining Blood On National Television

But their appearance wasn’t just limited to the performance; after the show, the band members shared their tales from tour on the show with stories from around the globe involving Europe, Asia, early touring days, and the almighty EXODUS.

Check out the interview ahead.


SLAYER Rips Raining BloodSLAYER

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BLAAKYUM Headlines New Blood Stage At BLOODSTOCK

Lebanese Groove/Thrash standard bearers Blaakyum headline New Blood Stage at Bloodstock in the United Kingdom.

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CAVALERA CONSPIRACY New Album Coming In November 2017

CAVALERA CONSPIRACY, led by brothers and founding SEPULTURA members Max and Iggor Cavalera, have unveiled first details about the release of their fourth studio album titled “Psychosis“. The upcoming record is set for release on November 17th 2017 on Napalm Records and is produced by longtime friend Arthur Rizk in Phoenix, Arizona.

Max Cavalera in a recent interview with Metal Wani:
“The album right now is finished. It was produced by Arthur Rizk, our friend and a great producer –  an upcoming, underground producer. And he did a great job. I love the record. There are nine songs. We’ve got one song with Justin from GODFLESH –  just a great NAILBOMB, GODFLESH, CAVALERA kind of song. The rest is all pure thrash madness. And we had it mastered a couple of days ago by Joel Grind from TOXIC HOLOCAUST; he mastered the album. And it’s great, man. It’s a beast of an album. I think a lot of people are gonna be surprised when they hear it. It’s, for me, the best of all the CAVALERA albums, my favorite one. And it’s got the same intensity and energy of the old stuff like ‘Beneath The Remains’ and ‘Arise’. So a lot of people are gonna be happy to hear that.”

Just recently, Max and Iggor have also left a message to their fans and the worldwide metal community with a first teaser and greetings from the studio. Check it out in the video below.

CAVALERA CONSPIRACY NEW ALBUM! “Psychosis” Coming In November 2017!

The brothers Max and Iggor Cavalera formed the legendarily trailblazing heavy metal band SEPULTURA as teenagers together in 1984. Across six studio albums, the Brazilian punishers perfected the art of darkness and extreme music with thrash classics such as Beneath the Remains, Arise, and Chaos AD, while exploring the underbelly of third world political issues and broadening the genre’s horizons with an exploration of indigenous culture, culminating with the landmark Roots album in 1996. A decade after Max left SEPULTURA and meanwhile released seven successful records with SOULFLY, the two brothers got back together in 2006 to form CAVALERA CONSPIRACY: A bold testament to the talent and power these two possess together. An invigorating mixture of speed and aggression, finest thrash power and the fiercest riffage.

Get ready for one of the heaviest and hotly anticipated metal records of 2017, coming this November on Napalm Records, when the mighty CAVALERA CONSPIRACY will strike back this Fall!

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First Linkin Park Official Statement About The Passing Of Chester Bennington

Last Thursday, the world learned about the unfortunate tragic death via suicide of Linkin Park’s frontman Chester Bennington.

While the band officially cancelled their tour, Linkin Park Official Statement about the death of their frontman Chester Bennington was posted only today. The band posted the following on their Facebook page:

Linkin Park Official Statement

Dear Chester,

Our hearts are broken. The shockwaves of grief and denial are still sweeping through our family as we come to grips with what has happened.

You touched so many lives, maybe even more than you realized. In the past few days, we’ve seen an outpouring of love and support, both public and private, from around the world. Talinda and the family appreciate it, and want the world to know that you were the best husband, son, and father; the family will never be whole without you.

Talking with you about the years ahead together, your excitement was infectious. Your absence leaves a void that can never be filled—a boisterous, funny, ambitious, creative, kind, generous voice in the room is missing. We’re trying to remind ourselves that the demons who took you away from us were always part of the deal. After all, it was the way you sang about those demons that made everyone fall in love with you in the first place. You fearlessly put them on display, and in doing so, brought us together and taught us to be more human. You had the biggest heart, and managed to wear it on your sleeve.

Our love for making and performing music is inextinguishable. While we don’t know what path our future may take, we know that each of our lives was made better by you. Thank you for that gift. We love you, and miss you so much.

Until we see you again,

LP

Visit ​Chester.LinkinPark.com

That URL leads to a tribute page where fans can share their memories of Linkin Park’s frontman.

Via: Metal Injection.

GUNS N’ ROSES Excited About Working On New Album

GUNS N’ ROSES guitarist Richard Fortus has told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch in a new interview that he is looking forward to recording a studio album with the partially reunited classic lineup of the band. “Everyone is excited about it,” he said. “There’s a really magical thing now with the band. It feels like a new band. It feels like the best version since I joined, and it’s the most fun for me. There’s so much excitement around it.”

Since it began in April 2016, the tour has grossed $230 million and counting.”

It’s bigger than anything I’ve ever experienced,” Fortus said. “Doing multiple nights at a stadium is a mindfuck. It’s hard to get your head around that level of craziness. Fans are just so rabid for it.

Fortus said in another interview that the current lineup of GUNS N’ ROSES — which features classic lineup members Slash (guitar), Duff McKagan (bass) and Rose backed by FortusFerrer, keyboardist Dizzy Reed and new second keyboardist Melissa Reese — has begun “assembling ideas” for a new studio album.

Fortus, who joined GUNS N’ ROSES in 2001 and became the band’s longest-serving post-Slash guitarist, spoke about the possibility of new music from GN’R during an interview with the new “StageLeft” podcast.

He said: “We haven’t started recording anything. I mean, when I say that, as far as in the studio, doing an album… We’ve been recording a lot of stuff,  just ideas, sort of assembling ideas, but not going into a studio and actually tracking a new record.

“Asked if he thinks a new GN’R album will happen, Fortus said: “Yeah, I do. It’s sort of too good not to happen at this point — that’s how I feel about it. This band is really a force right now, and I definitely hope that we do, and I think we’re all sort of counting on it, and we’re also planning on it.

Fortus was also full of praise for GUNS singer Axl Rose, saying that “the genius of Axl is his ability to assemble songs from different parts and make them feel cohesive as a song. And I’ve never seen anybody able to do that in the same way.

“A St. Louis native, Fortus got his big break when his band PALE DIVINE opened for THE PSYCHEDELIC FURS. This led to Fortus forming the band LOVE SPIT LOVE with PSYCHEDELIC FURS frontman Richard Butler and future GN’R drummer Frank Ferrer. In 2000, Fortus and Ferrer became touring members of the reformed PSYCHEDELIC FURS before Fortus hooked up with GUNS N’ ROSESFerrer himself joined GN’R in 2006.

GUNS kicked off its long-rumored and long-awaited reunion tour in April 2016 with a club show in Hollywood and appearances in Las Vegas and at California’s Coachella festival.

via BLABBERMOUTH

Linkin Park’s Chester Bennington Committed Suicide

We are devastated to inform you that Linkin Park’s singer Chester Bennington has committed suicide by hanging himself at a private residence in Palos Verdes Estates in L.A. County. His body was discovered Thursday just before 9 AM.

Chester was married with 6 children from 2 wives.

The singer struggled with drugs and alcohol for years. He had said in the past he had considered committing suicide because he had been abused as a child by an older male.

According to TMZ, Bennington was found in his private residence in Palos Verdes Estates in L.A. county today (July 20) just before 9AM PT.

This is a developing story. Stay tuned as further details emerge.

Source: Loudwire and TMZ

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