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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 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 successfull 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 most 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

Pantera Emojis Out Now On iOS, Soon On Android

“Are you talking to me?!” Before you walk on home, boy, we’ve got some great news for Pantera fans who just feel helplessly limited by the current emoji offerings on mobile devices. Sure, the devil horns are nice (and could potentially fall by the wayside pending the results of a certain trademark application filed by Gene Simmons earlier this month), but how about something with a little more gusto? Perhaps socking someone in the face a la Vulgar Display of Power‘s cover?
Well, now it’s all possible and your text messages will have “Strength Beyond Strength” when you send your friends these official Pantera emojis (images below), which are out now on iOS and arriving in September on Android through Emoji Fame. Want to jam with your buds? Let them know by sending them an emoji of Dimebag Darrell‘s Razorback guitar and a stack of amps! Looking to get rowdy on a Friday night? A couple Black Tooth Grins should let everyone know what your intentions are!

In May of last year, Emoji Fame released a series of Zakk Wylde icons, so now you can reunite two of metal’s most legendary guitar players right on your phone and set them up to trade guitar licks like the old days. And how about their legendary drinking days? Wylde’s abstained from alcohol in recent years, but a drink can be shared between the two in the digital realm. Cheers!

Get more details on the Pantera emojis and purchase them at iTunes.

Musically, the surviving members of Pantera have remained incredibly busy lately with Philip Anselmo involved in several projects and Vinnie Paul maintaining focus on Hellyeah. Meanwhile, Rex Brown is looking at new horizons and is on the verge of releasing his debut solo album, Smoke on This, which will be out July 28 through eOne. Listen to the new cut “Train Song” here.

Pantera Emojis

Pantera Emojis

VIA LOUDWIRE: Official Pantera-Emojis Out Now on iOS, Coming to Android in September


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Evil Invaders Release A New Track And Details Of Their Upcoming Album

Belgium’s Extreme Metallers EVIL INVADERS are back! After touring extensively all over Europe in support of their highly acclaimed debut album “Pulses Of Pleasure” (2015) and their intense follow-up EP “In For The Kill (2016)”, these Belgians have managed to capture the ultimate collection of rugged adrenaline and compressed violence onto one record! Their second monstrosity of an album is called “Feed Me Violence” and will be released worldwide on September 29 via Napalm Records.

Having that said, the band have another special treat involving the release of their first video from “Feed Me Violence” for the song “Mental Penitentiary”.
Joe commented on the first track:
“One of the fast songs on the record and definitely one of the coolest tracks we’ve written so far! Pretty intense lyrics, which are definitely worth checking out! The mid tempo part in the middle gives a nice contrast with the fast shit that’s happening before and after. Making this video was compulsive endless lunacy! Fortunately only the camera guy got injured…” 

 

 

Feed Me Violence will be available as regular Jewel Case edition as well as 1LP Gatefold Edition. An unstoppable roller coaster ride of tempo switches and twists from start to finish! Pre-Orders will be available shortly!

The full track listing reads as follows:

  1. Mental Penitentiary
  2. As Life Slowly Fades
  3. Suspended Reanimation
  4. Broken Dreams In Isolation
  5. Feed Me Violence
  6. Oblivion
  7. Shades Of Solitude
  8. Anger Within
  9. Among The Depths Of Sanity

Meet this power package live on tour as support for mighty SEPULTURA, as well as on various summer festivals all over Europe! Find all dates listed here:

EVIL INVADERS live:
16.06.17 BE – Vosselaar / Graspop Metal Meeting
23.06.17 MT – Zebbug / The Garage

w/ Sepultura
27.06.17 AT – Dornbirn / Conrad Sohm
28.06.17 DE – Aschaffenburg / Colosaal
29.06.17 CH – Aarau / Kiff
11.07.17 DE – Münster / Sputnikhalle
12.07.17 DE – Cologne / Essigfabrik

30.06.17 DE – Gardelegen / Metal Frenzy Album
05.07.17 CZ – Trutnov / Obscene Extreme
09.07.17 BE – Antwerp / Antwerp Metal Fest
14.07.17 SE – Gavle / Gefle Metal Fest
15.07.17 DE – Balingen / Bang Your Head
16.07.17 NL – Lichtenvoorde / Zwarte Cross
22.07.17 DE – Essen / Turock Sommerfest
25.07.17 SL – Tolmin / Metaldays
29.07.17 NL – Steenwijk / Stonehenge
11.08.17 BE – Kortrijk / Alcatraz
12.08.17 NL – Wateringen / Waterpop
18.08.17 FR – Saint-Nolff / Motocultor
26.08.17 DE – Jena / ROCK:AM:WEHR (R:A:W)
30.09.17 BE – Aarschot / De Klinker / Album Release Show
07.12.17 BE – Leuven / Depot
08.12.17 BE – Hasselt / MOD
09.12.17 BE – Ghent / Vooruit
14.12.17 BE – Liège / Reflector
15.12.17 BE – Antwerp / Trix
16.12.17 BE – Kortrijk / De Kreun


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Chris Cornell Died At The Age Of 52

Rock Star Chris Cornell died at the age of 52 according to the article published by The Associated Press, read below:

UPDATE:

The Wayne County Medical Examiner’s Office said that Cornell died as a result of a “suicide by hanging.”
The Detroit Free Press and the Detroit News both reported that Cornell was found dead in a hotel room at the MGM Grand Detroit hotel with “a band around his neck.” However, these reports have not yet been corroborated by official police sources.
A full autopsy report, including toxicology results, has not yet been completed. – Blabbermouth

Rocker Chris Cornell, who gained fame as the lead singer of the bands Soundgarden and later Audioslave, has died at age 52, according to his representative.

Cornell, who had been on tour, died Wednesday night in Detroit, Brian Bumbery said in a statement to The Associated Press.

Bumbery called the death “sudden and unexpected” and said his wife and family were shocked by it. The statement said the family would be working closely with the medical examiner to determine the cause and asked for privacy.

With his powerful, nearly four-octave vocal range, Cornell was one of the leading voices of the 1990s grunge movement with Soundgarden, which emerged as one of the biggest bands out of Seattle’s emerging music scene, joining the likes of Nirvana, Pearl Jam, and Alice in Chains.

Formed in 1984 by Cornell, guitarist Kim Thayil, and bassist Hiro Yamamoto, Soundgarden’s third studio album, “Badmotorfinger,” in 1991 spawned enormously popular singles “Jesus Christ Pose,” ″Rusty Cage”, and “Outshined” that received regular play on alternative rock radio stations.

Cornell also collaborated with members of what would become Pearl Jam to form Temple of the Dog, which produced a self-titled album in 1991 in tribute to friend Andrew Wood, former frontman for Mother Love Bone.

Three years later, Soundgarden broke through on mainstream radio with the album “Superunknown,” which debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 and was nominated for a Grammy for Best Rock Record in 1995. It included hit singles “Spoonman,” ″Fell on Black Days,” ″Black Hole Sun,” ″My Wave”, and “The Day I Tried to Live.”

Soundgarden disbanded in 1997 due to tensions in the band, and Cornell pursued a solo career. In 2001, he joined Audioslave, a supergroup that included former Rage Against the Machine members Tom Morello, Brad Wilk, and Tim Commerford. The band released three albums in six years and also performed at a concert billed as Cuba’s first outdoor rock concert by an American band, though some Cuban artists have disputed that claim.

Audioslave disbanded in 2007, but Cornell and Soundgarden reunited in 2012 and released the band’s sixth studio album, “King Animal”, in 2012.

In addition to his music, Cornell also became involved in philanthropy and started the Chris and Vicky Cornell Foundation to support children facing challenges, including homelessness, poverty, abuse, and neglect.

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Associated Press writer Dennis Waszak in New York contributed to this report.



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Trans-Siberian Orchestra Founder PAUL O’NEILL Dies At 61

With a Heavy Heart, we bring you this sad news. Trans-Siberian Orchestra‘s founder Paul O’Neill was found dead at the age of 61. The cause of death was described by the band’s official page as a “chronic illness”. Statement embedded below.

Paul O’Neill was a legendary music producer who worked with many Rock and Pop icons such as Savatage, Madonna, Sting, Aerosmith, Heaven, Metal Church, Bon Jovi, Dio, and many more. From his humble beginnings at Leber-Krebs Inc. until founding and producing one of the biggest Touring act in the last 2 decades, Paul O’Neill left a remarkable mark into our world. Rest In Peace.

About Paul Paul O’Neill

(Taken from TSO official Website)
Paul O’Neill: Composer, Lyricist, Producer

Paul O'NeillTrans-Siberian Orchestra was formed in 1996 by Paul O’Neill who immediately approached long time friends and collaborators Robert Kinkel and Jon Oliva to form a core writing team. Paul O’Neill is a rare talent; a prolific writer and producer with a tremendously varied career in the music industry. A New York City native, O’Neill shaped his passion for music around the varied sounds he was introduced to while growing up – from Queen to classical, Yes to Harry Chapin, Broadway musicals to Jim Croce. After playing with a number of rock bands through high school and playing folk guitar gigs at downtown clubs, Paul took his first serious musical steps almost 20 years ago as the guitarist in the touring productions of “Jesus Christ Superstar” and “Hair.” From 1980-85 he worked at Leber-Krebs Inc., the legendary management company that launched the careers of Aerosmith, AC/DC, Def Leppard, Ted Nugent, The New York Dolls, The Scorpions, and Michael Bolton among others. In the 1980’s, Paul became one of the biggest rock promoters in Japan, promoting every tour of Madonna and Sting done in that decade, as well as some of the biggest rock festivals with such acts as Foreigner, Bon Jovi, Whitesnake and Ronnie James Dio. O’Neill’s productions include Aerosmith’s platinum “Classics Live, Volumes 1 & 2,” Savatage’s critically acclaimed “Hall of the Mountain King,” “Gutter Ballet,” the rock operas “Streets,” “Dead Winter Dead,” as well as the “Badlands” debut album. From there he expanded his horizons to create the ageless and widely praised Trans-Siberian Orchestra (TSO). The platinum selling band quickly became one of Lava/Atlantic’s top artists. An established songwriter, O’Neill has also written and directed several music videos highlighted by “Christmas Eve (Sarajevo 12/24)” from TSO’s debut album “Christmas Eve and Other Stories,” as well as the TV special “The Ghosts of Christmas Eve,” starring Michael Crawford, Ossie Davis, Jewel, and TSO. TSO’s music has recently been featured in several films such as “The Grinch Who Stole Christmas” and “Little Vampires.”

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SAMAEL SIGNS WORLDWIDE DEAL WITH NAPALM RECORDS

The old school Swiss metal band SAMAEL officially signs a worldwide deal with Napalm Records. The band is working on releasing a new album later in 2017.

Napalm’s A&R Sebastian Münch is so proud to announce the worldwide signing with the Swiss cult band SAMAEL.
He states that “I could not be prouder! Today we would like to announce the worldwide signing of the Swiss cult band SAMAEL! SAMAEL has created some of the most lethal and authentic Black Metal albums with “Blood Ritual” and “Ceremony of Opposites”! With a more industrial approach later on, masterpieces likes “Passage” and “Eternal” saw the light of day!

SAMAEL’s reaction on signing with Napalm Records: they are thrilled to be working and tightening the knot with Napalm Records for the release of their new album: “We’re thrilled to announce that we’ve tightened the knot with Napalm Records for the release of our new album! We’re looking forward to this exciting alliance for what will undoubtedly be the most important record in the S A M A E L history!”

SAMAEL is very excited about this signing and believe this could be the most important record in S A M A E L history!

SAMAEL TOUR DATES:

  • Inferno Festival – Oslo Norway: April 14, 2017
  • MetalMania 2017 – Katowice Poland: April 22, 2017
  • The Dome – London UK: May 14, 2017

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Jonathan Davis – Freaks Do It Better Campaign

I was someone who sits alone but not completely alone; music was my one and forever close friend. I needed nothing more. I thought it was okay to be different until I grew up and realized that people around you do not accept what’s different and people fear what does not belong and conform. It was all good though, I didn’t care much, yet as I kept getting older, I remember the first day at university, a group of my classmates bullied me for having different views, mocked me for my music and they way I dress, called me Satanist.

We all share similar stories about bullying. While some stand their ground and fight, others fall in depression and eventually suicide.

Korn’s frontman Jonathan Davis had his own share of this and here’s what he thinks about it: “FUCK BULLYING! I’ve been bullied so many times in my life for being “different” and I know a lot of you have as well. It’s time that us FREAKS stand together and show the world that it’s good to be a freak, weird, and straight up different.”

So he is launching a 2-week T-Shirt brand campaign with Merchful today to help those that are suffering from bullying or suicidal thoughts. Jonathan Davis continued: “As you know, bullying is something a lot of people have to deal with and many times that type of harassment leads to suicide. Let’s help shine a light on this crap, let’s be weird, let’s be different, but always be yourself. Let’s see how many people we can get behind this movement.”

Get your official “Freaks Do It Better” shirt in the link below:

http://www.merchful.com/products/jonathan-davis-freaks-do-it-better-bedifferent


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