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Legendary AC/DC Guitarist Confirmed Dead

 

 

Malcolm Young has unfortunately been reported dead. The legendary rhythm guitarist and co-founder of AC/DC was reportedly announced dead at 64 after a long battle with dementia. His family, who lovingly surrounded him as he passed away, have released a statement:

”It is with deepest sorrow that we inform you of the death of Malcolm Young, beloved husband, father, grandfather and brother. Malcolm had been suffering from Dementia for several years and passed away peacefully on Saturday with his family by his bedside. Renowned for his musical prowess, Malcolm was a songwriter, guitarist, performer, producer and visionary who inspired many. From the outset he knew what he wanted to achieve and, along with his younger brother, took to the world stage giving their all at every show. Nothing less would do for their fans. Malcolm is survived by his loving wife Linda, children Cara and Ross, son-in-law Josh, three grandchildren, a sister and a brother. While thanking all for their overwhelming support and heartfelt condolences, the family ask that you respect their privacy during this time of heartbreak and grief. For those wishing to send messages to the family please visit the Sydney Morning Herald tribute site for Malcolm Young which will be available later today. The family have asked instead of flowers to send donations to The Salvation Army.”

Malcolm has been one of the most influential guitarists for almost 50 years, known for writing some of the most recognized riffs. Musicians all around the world have paid tribute to him online.

Marilyn Manson Original Guitarist Daisy Berkowitz Dead At 49

Marilyn Manson’s original guitarist Scott Putesky, aka Daisy Berkowitz, dies after a long battle with colon cancer. Daisy Berkowitz dead at 49!

Marilyn Manson’s original guitarist Scott Putesky, aka Daisy Berkowitz, has died at the age of 49 after a long battle with colon cancer.

The news was confirmed via various sources, including Jack Off Jill’s Facebook page, which said: “Saying goodbye to Scott, friend, band mate, artist , hero.. RIP Scott – “always touched by your presence dear.”

Putesky helped compose the majority of music on Marilyn Manson’s 1994 debut album Portrait Of An American Family and went on to play on 1995 EP Smells Like Children. He left Manson’s camp during the recording of 1996 album Antichrist Superstar due to creative differences with the shock rocker.

Along with Jack Off Jill, Putesky played in Godhead and in his Three Ton Gate project.

Manson has paid tribute to his former bandmate on Instagram, saying: “Scott Putesky and I made great music together. We had our differences over the years, but I will always remember the good times more.

“Everyone should listen to Man That You Fear in his honour. That was our favourite.”

Putesky reported in 2013 that he was battling stage-four colon cancer and speaking about the disease in 2014, he told Noisey: “It’s become a huge annoyance. It really gets in the way. It doesn’t get in the way with the kind of work I do, but the amount of work I do.

“When I started chemotherapy in September 2013, I thought I would have down time where I could relax and work on music or artwork. But, I quickly realised that downtime would mean extreme fatigue where I didn’t really feel like doing anything. The most I could do was catch up on movies.

“I didn’t realise how much it would take out of me.”

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Linkin Park Carpool Karaoke Episode Featuring Chester Bennington

On July 15th of this year, the band posted on their official page a photo of Chester, Joe Hann, and Mike Shinoda with comedian actor Ken Jeong. (Photo below). Only 5 days later, Linkin Park’s vocalist Chester Bennington committed suicide(Read story here). Linkin Park Carpool Karaoke Episode Ft Chester Bennington is set to be aired tonight on Linkin Park official page. Continue reading

NEW Papa Emeritus Kicked Out Papa Emeritus III

New Papa Emeritus Kicked Out Papa Emeritus III!

With every album, Ghost got us used to the idea of New Papa Emeritus to get into the Papal role. It appears that a new era has begun in the band Ghost. We should have excepted this, since the new album is almost ready. Papa Emeritus III found himself being kicked off the stage during the band’s performance yesterday night in Sweden.

“We’ve been in the studio for about a month now. And by the end of the year, if everything goes according to plan — knock, knock — we’re gonna have a new album, not out, but we’re gonna have a new [album] recorded and mixed and delivered,” – Loudwire

While the band was performing in Gothenberg, Sweden and closing out their set with “Monstrance Clock”, two unknown men, that looked like bouncers or security guards, came up behind Papa III and forcibly removed him from the stage. Meanwhile, the fellow Nameless Ghouls all immediately exited the stage as well.

As you can see in the video below, a very elderly man wearing signature Papa attire took the stage and addressed the crowd: “I am Papa Emeritus Zero. The party is over and now a new era begins. The Middle Ages begin now”. The crowd expressed loud cheering as the moment unfolded before them.

For now, the band has yet to comment on the change beyond uploading videos of the incident to their official Instagram and Facebook accounts. We’ll have to wait to hear more from the band though it does appear that this is the end of the road for Papa Emeritus III.

Papa III was much more of a modern contemporary leader as Papa 0 appears to be the oldest front-man of the band that we have seen so far.

WELCOME NEW PAPA EMERITUS ZERO!

Revealing New Papa Emeritus after Kicking out Papa Emeritus III

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PHENOMY And ANGMAR Cancel Participation In Kalmah Dubai Show

PHENOMY And ANGMAR Cancel Participation in Kalmah Dubai Show!

Only one day before the Show, UAE-based band ANGMAR cancel their participation in Kalmah Live In Dubai show. The cancellation is due to the band’s vocalist Tareq B Noufal’s sickness. Read full statement below:

“This is to announce that unfortunately our vocalist has been trying to recover from sickness to catch tomorrow performance but won’t be able to make it . We do apologise to all our brothers and friends that expected to see us tomorrow and we thank Metal East Records for their immense support giving us this opportunity to share the stage with Kalmah (Official) / AtriA Band / Phenomy . We wish everyone the greatest performance tomorrow and to have hell of brutal time . ANGMAR”

As for PHENOMY, who were excited to perform their first show in the UAE, the reason was different but also related to the vocalist. Bassam Felfly was held at the Lebanese airport upon travel restrictions. Read full statement from Phenomy below:

“We are still in shock as we write this statement for the unfortunate turn of events since yesterday as we were about to head for our gig in Dubai.

Everything was ready; passports, visas and tickets. Headed to the airport with our equipment and passed the initial check in to be surprised our vocalist was held up for sometime. Apparently, for legal issues he had “restriction of exit” until a further notice and therefore we missed our flight.

During the last 24 hours our management and us have been trying all possible ways to find a solution but with no outcome.

Saddened by the unexpected events, we hereby apologize for the people of Dubai for not making into the country to play our show as well as the promoters and our fellow bands Kalmah (Official)), Angmar UAE and AtriA Band. This event was one we looked forward to as it would have been our first time in the country playing with the great Kalmah (Official).

We cannot express all the gratitude we have for Metal East Records for this great opportunity.

People of Dubai, we look forward to repay you a visit, until then have a blast.”

In an update, Bashar Sawaya, owner and manager of Bach Entertainment, posted the following regarding the situation:

I would like to thank moukaddam 2awal 2alfred kostfen for all his efforts to help us. The good news is the travel restriction is gonna be canceled on monday 12 noon. The bad news is its too late. I personally apologise about the mess that happened. I hope we can make it up to the audience and the promotors. Thank you guys for your endless support and understanding.”

PHENOMY And ANGMAR Cancel Participation in Kalmah Dubai Show

Eden: Sworn Obedience Set For Release

Progressive Thrash band Eden have been teasing their new album for quite some time now, but alas, the release date has been revealed and the album is just around the corner.

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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

Buy Darkfall’s new album “AT THE END OF TIMES” Here

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.”

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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.

 



 

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