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Eagles of Death Metal’s Jesse Hughes Testifies in Bataclan Attack Case

The Eagles of Death Metal testified on (May 17) about the tragedy that occurred during one of their concerts in 2015.
Terrorists killed 89 people at Le Bataclan and the attack was a part of a coordinated series of attacks in Paris.

Eagles of Death Metal frontman Jesse Hughes and guitar tech Eden Galindo were both onstage when the Islamic group of terrorists entered the theater and sprayed it with gunfire. 
A soccer stadium and cafes were also targeted and a total of 130 people in total were killed during the attacks.

The Washington Post reports that during Hughes’ emotional testimony, he told the court how he prays for the victims’ families every day. Ever since the attack, he says, “I live a different life. I’ll never be the same.”

When the guitarist was asked if he was ready to forgive the sole surviving member of the terrorist group (the other attackers were killed by police or blew themselves up), he said,  “Yeah. It’s important to forgive. I’m a Christian. And…everyone can be lost, and everyone needs to find a way. And most of those gentlemen in there do. So I forgive them, and I hope they find the peace of God for themselves.”

Hughes described what happened during the attack to the court, and immediately recognized the sound of gunshots and “knew that death was coming.” He concluded his testimony by quoting Ozzy Osbourne, “You can’t kill rock ‘n’ roll! You can’t kill rock ‘n’ roll!”.

Footage: MACHINE HEAD Rejoined By Guitarist LOGAN MADER For ‘The More Things Change…’ 25th-Anniversary Play-Through

MACHINE HEAD celebrated the 25th anniversary of the band’s second studio LP, “The More Things Change…”, with a special full-album play-through this past Friday, March 18 at 3:00 p.m. PDT.

Joining MACHINE HEAD‘s Robb Flynn and Jared MacEachern for the event was original “The More Things Change…” guitarist Logan Mader. You can watch the full performance below.

Released in 1997, “The More Things Change…” was MACHINE HEAD‘s last LP to feature Mader, and the first to feature drummer Dave McClain. The album reached No. 138 on the Billboard 200 chart in 1997, and as of 2002 had sold over 115,000 copies in the United States. In 2020, it was named one of the 20 best metal albums of 1997 by Metal Hammer magazine.

 

‘Impera’ Tops The Charts, GHOST’s New Album

Swedish rockers GHOST released their firth studio album “Impera”on March 11. One week later, “Impera” has registered the following first-week chart positions in Europe, according to the band’s record label, Loma Vista Recordings:

Germany: #1 (highest-ever in Germany)
Sweden: #1
U.K.: #2 (highest-ever in the UK)
Netherlands: #2 (highest-ever in Netherlands)
Belgium: #2 (the band’s highest-ever position in Belgium)
Norway: #2
Australia: #3 (the band’s highest-ever position in Australia)
France: #5 (the band’s highest-ever position in France)
Ireland: #5 (highest-ever in Ireland)
Italy: #20 (highest-ever in Italy)

“Impera” was produced by Klas Åhlund and mixed by Andy Wallace.

GHOST‘s co-headlining tour with VOLBEAT kicked off on January 25 at the Reno Events Center in Reno, Nevada and concluded on March 3 in Anaheim, California.

In March 2020, at the final show of GHOST‘s “Prequelle” tour in Mexico City, Mexico, the band introduced Papa Emeritus IV, the new character who is fronting the act for its “Impera” album phase.

Tobias Forge performed as a “new” Papa Emeritus on each of the band’s first three LPs, with each version of Papa replacing the one that came before it. Papa Emeritus III was retired in favor of Cardinal Copia before the release of “Prequelle”.

“Impera” Cover art was designed by Zbigniew M. Bielak

Impera track listing
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. “Imperium” Tobias Forge 1:40
2. “Kaisarion” Forge, Joakim Berg 5:02
3. “Spillways” Forge, Salem Al Fakir, Vincent Pontare 3:16
4. “Call Me Little Sunshine” Forge, Max Grahn 4:44
5. “Hunter’s Moon” Forge, Grahn 3:16
6. “Watcher in the Sky” Forge, Al Fakir, Pontare 5:48
7. “Dominion” Forge, Al Fakir, Pontare 1:22
8. “Twenties” Forge, Al Fakir, Pontare 3:46
9. “Darkness at the Heart of My Love” Forge, Al Fakir, Pontare 4:58
10. “Griftwood” Forge, Peter Svensson, Klas Åhlund 5:16
11. “Bite of Passage” Forge 0:31
12. “Respite on the Spitalfields” Forge, Berg 6:42
Total length: 46:21

Mille Petrozza: Real War Is NOT Metal!

Recently, a huge argument has been going around and brought to you by today’s MINGNONS of the internet.

It is about the metal bands who are coming out against the WAR in Ukraine. These bands perform music that includes WAR oriented lyrics and themes, so how can they be ANI-WAR!

German legends KREATOR’s front man Mille Petrozza has spoken out against the Putin’s invasion of Ukraine, this is what he had to say in his latest Instagram post:

 

Stop the war in Ukraine! Stop all wars on earth! Now!!

In the year 2022 we should be on the edge of a spiritual transformation, but it seems like we are moving back into the Neanderthal.

War can never be justified! And to those that give me the „ ….but what about your lyrics? Flag of hate? You are not metal, etc.“. Understand one thing: where there is war, there is no concerts, festivals, music.

We were about to play a tour for our fans in both Ukraine and Russia next month. And now? Nothing but pain, death, fear and suffering on both sides. The people are the ones that have to pay for this insanity. Like so many times in the history of mankind. Again!
Kreator stands for peace, music and a worldwide unity of like minded individuals, regardless of cultural, religious or material background.
Call me a naive hippie or find a new favorite band.
Real war is NOT Metal! It’s hell on earth!
Have a nice day!

Check out Kreator’s new epic single: “Hate Über Alles.” Their new album Hate Über Alles comes out June 3rd on Nuclear Blast, and is available for preorder.

 

Kreator’s Hate Über Alles:

1. Hate über alles
2. Killer of Jesus
3. Crush the Tyrants
4. Strongest of the Strong
5. Become Immortal
6. Conquer and Destroy
7. Midnight Sun
8. Demonic Future
9. Pride Comes Before the Fall
10. Dying Planet
11. Sergio Corbucci Is Dead

Death Awaits Festival 2022 – LYON

The mini festival Death Awaits announces the final line-up, here’s the official final poster:

The festival will be held at:

 

Bruce Dickinson VS Sharon Osbourne

It’s no secret that Iron Maiden are not the biggest fans of Sharon Osbourne. When the NWOBHM legends performed at Ozzfest, the band clashed with Sharon. Now, frontman Bruce Dickinson has taken a moment during a recent spoken-word engagement to say that he doesn’t think Black Sabbath exists without founding drummer Bill Ward — and that he thinks Sharon is the one to blame.

As published by Blabbermouth, during his March 3rd spoken-word engagement at the Palace Of Fine Arts in San Francisco, California, Dickinson was asked what he thought about Black Sabbath existing without Bill Ward. The singer didn’t mince words:

 

“I’m a massive lover of Bill Ward’s drumming style, I think it’s inspired. ‘Cause he’s not really a rock drummer; he’s more like a jazz drummer playing rock. And I love that kind of style, it’s kind of like drums that kind of wander around the rhythm and everything else. But he’s on it, he’s brilliant. And I met him. He’s a lovely bloke as well. Slightly mad, but very nice. But then aren’t we all? All of us are on the madness spectrum a little bit.”

“Does Black Sabbath exist without Bill Ward? Well, it’s not a matter of… I don’t think Black Sabbath exist at all now. I think Sharon’s made sure of that.”

Bruce has some truth and we all agree with him. The omission of Bill Ward from Black Sabbath’s final album and tour felt really weird and out of place, especially with how often the presence of Tony Iommi and Geezer Butler was touted as making this the “original” Black Sabbath. Then again, knowing Dickinson’s previous beef with Ozzy, Sharon, and their whole organisation, this feels a little like berating someone to a captive audience.

Go see Iron Maiden live:

5/22 – Zagreb, CROATIA – Arena Zagreb (Lord of the Lost) [tickets]
5/24 – Belgrade, SERBIA – Stark Arena (Lord of the Lost) [tickets]
5/26 – Bucharest, ROMANIA – Romexpo Open Air (Lord of the Lost) [tickets]
6/13 – Sofia, BULGARIA – Arena Armeec (Lord of the Lost) [tickets]
6/16 – Athens, GREECE – Olympic Stadium (Airbourne & Lord of the Lost) [tickets]
9/7 – Mexico City, MEXICO – Foro Sol (Special Guests to be announced) [tickets]
9/11 – El Paso, TX, USA – Don Haskins Center (Trivium) [tickets]
9/13 – Austin, TX, USA – Moody Center (Trivium) [tickets]
9/15 – Tulsa, OK, USA – BOK Center (Trivium) [tickets]
9/17 – Denver, CO, USA – Ball Arena (Trivium) [tickets]
9/19 – Salt Lake City, UT, USA – USANA Amphitheatre (Trivium) [tickets]
9/21 – Anaheim, CA, USA – Honda Center (Trivium) [tickets]
9/25 – Chula Vista, CA, USA – North Island Credit Union Amphitheatre (Trivium) [tickets]
9/27 – Concord, CA, USA – Concord Pavilion (Trivium) [tickets]
9/29 – Seattle, WA, USA – Climate Pledge Arena (Trivium) [tickets]
9/30 – Spokane, WA, USA – Spokane Arena (Trivium) [tickets]
10/3 – Sioux Falls, SD, USA – Denny Sanford Premier Center (Within Temptation) [tickets]
10/5 – Chicago, IL, USA – United Center (Within Temptation) [tickets]
10/7 – Columbus, OH, USA – Nationwide Arena (Within Temptation) [tickets]
10/9 – Detroit, MI, USA – Little Caesars Arena (Within Temptation) [tickets]
10/11 – Toronto, ON, CANADA – Scotiabank Centre (Within Temptation) [tickets]
10/12 – Hamilton, ON, CANADA – FirstOntario Centre (Within Temptation) [tickets]
10/15 – Ottawa, ON, CANADA – Canadian Tire Centre (Within Temptation) [tickets]
10/17 – Worcester, MA, USA – DCU Center (Within Temptation) [tickets]
10/19 – Belmont Park, NY, USA – UBS Arena (Within Temptation) [tickets]
10/21 – Newark, NJ, USA – Prudential Center (Within Temptation) [tickets]
10/23 – Washington, DC, USA – Capital One Arena (Within Temptation) [tickets]
10/25 – Greensboro, NC, USA – Greensboro Coliseum (Within Temptation) [tickets]
10/27 – Tampa, FL, USA – Amalie Arena (Within Temptation) [tickets]

New Releases Calendar… What to expect in March and April 2022

 

March 18, 2022
Aeviterne – The Ailing Facade (Profound Lore)
Agathodaimon – The Seven (Napalm)
Chip Z’Nuff – Perfectly Imperfect (Frontiers)
Cypress Hill – Back In Black (MNRK)
Dark Funeral – We Are The Apocalypse (Century Media)
Eric Wagner – In The Lonely Light Of Mourning (Cruz Del Sur)
Erra – Erra Deluxe Edition (UNFD)
FM – Thirteen (Frontiers)
Friends Of Hell – Friends Of Hell (Rise Above)
Gauntlet Rule – The Plague Court (From The Vaults)
Hellfrost And Fire – Fire, Frost And Hell (Transcending Obscurity)
Hell In The Club – Kamikaze – 10 Years In The Slums EP (Frontiers)
Hell Militia – Hollow Void (Season Of Mist)
Hot Water Music – Feel The Void (Equal Vision)
Landmvrks – Lost In The Waves (The Complete Edition) (Arising Empire)
The L.I.F.E. Project – Big F.O.U.R. EP (Blood Blast)
Moonlight Haze – Animus (Scarlet)
Shewolf – Shewolf (Frontiers)
Shining Black – Postcards From The End Of The World (Frontiers)
Slaegt – Goddess (Century Media)
Stabbing Westward – Chasing Ghosts (COP International)
Trench – Encased In Chrome EP (New Damage)
Tyr – A Night At The Nordic House DVD/CD (Metal Blade)
Without Waves – Comedian (Prosthetic)

March 25, 2022
Abbath – Dread Reaver (Season Of Mist)
Absent In Body – Plague God (Relapse)
Animals As Leaders – Parrhesia (Sumerian)
Architects – For Those That Wish To Exist At Abbey Road (Epitaph)
BillyBio – Leaders And Liars (AFM)
Bomber – Nocturnal Creatures (Napalm)
Capricorn – For The Restless (Wild Kingdom)
Crystal Viper – The Last Axeman (Listenable)
Flotsam & Jetsam – Iron Tears/Metal Shock Re-Release (Vic)
Hardcore Superstar – Abrakadabra (Self)
Ignite – Ignite (Century Media)
Incite – Wake Up Dead (Atomic Fire)
Killing Joke – Lord Of Chaos EP (Spinefarm)
Lucifer’s Child/Mystifier – Under Satan’s Wrath Split (Agonia)
Michael Romeo – War Of The Worlds, Part 2 (InsideOut)
MWWB – The Harvest (New Heavy Sounds)
Night Demon – Year Of The Demon (Century Media)
Nite – Voices Of The Kronian Moon (Season Of Mist)
Placebo – Never Let Me Go (Rise)
Soul Glo – Diaspora Problems (Epitaph)
Svartsot – Kumbi (Mighty)
Various Artists – Legacy: A Tribute To Leslie West (Provogue)
Witchpit – The Weight Of Death (Heavy Psych Sounds)

April 1, 2022
Aldo Nova – The Life And Times Of Eddie Gage EP (Self)
Bhleg – Fäghring (Nordvis)
Black Death Cult – Diaspora (Profound Lore)
Carpenter Brut – Leather Terror (Universal)
Centinex – The Pestilence EP (Agonia)
Evil Invaders – Shattering Reflection (Napalm)
The Hellacopters – Eyes Of Oblivion (Nuclear Blast)
Kublai Khan TX – Lowest Form Of Animal EP (Rise)
Lords Of The Trident – The Offering (Self)
Meshuggah – Immutable (Atomic Fire)
Misfire – Sympathy For The Ignorant (MNRK Heavy)
Nekrogoblikon – The Fundamental Slimes And Humours (Self)
Pattern-Seeking Animals – Only Passing Through (InsideOut)
Red Hot Chili Peppers – Unlimited Love (Warner)
Satan – Earth Infernal (Metal Blade)
Violet Blend – Demons (Eclipse)
Wolf – Shadowland (Century Media)

April 8, 2022
Black Swan – Generation Mind (Frontiers)
Destruction – Diabolical (Napalm)
Dynazty – Final Advent (AFM)
Envy Of None – Envy Of None (Kscope)
First Signal – Closer To The Edge (Frontiers)
Hallas – Isle Of Wisdom (Napalm)
Health – DISCO4 :: PART II (Loma Vista)
Inglorious – MMXXI Live At The Phoenix (Frontiers)
Jack White – Fear Of The Dawn (Third Man)
Linda Lindas – Growing Up (Epitaph)
Lux Incerta – Dark Odyssey (Klonosphere/Season Of Mist)
Mors Principium Est – Liberate The Unborn Humanity (AFM)
Papa Roach – Ego Trip (New Noize)
Therion – Beyond Sanctorum Re-Release (Hammerheart)
Therion – Lepaca Kliffoth Re-Release (Hammerheart)
Therion – Symphony Masses: No Drakon Ho Megas Re-Release (Hammerheart)
Tool – Fear Inoculum Vinyl Re-Release (RCA)
Treat – The Endgame (Frontiers)
Wet Leg – Wet Leg (Domino)

April 15, 2022
Alunah – Strange Machine (Heavy Psych Sounds)
Armored Saint – Delirious Nomad Re-Release (Metal Blade)
Armored Saint – March Of The Saint Re-Release (Metal Blade)
Armored Saint – Raising Fear Re-Release (Metal Blade)
Axel Rudi Pell – Lost XXIII (SPV/Steamhammer)
Darkher – The Buried Storm (Prophecy)
DeVicious – Black Heart (Pride & Joy)
Fozzy – Boombox (Century Media)
Manegarm – Ynglingaättens Öde (Napalm)
Monuments – In Stasis (Century Media)
Nazareth – Surviving The Law (Frontiers)
Semblant – Vermilion Escape (Frontiers)
Stone Broken – Revelation (Spinefarm)
These Arms Are Snakes – Duct Tape & Shivering Crows (Suicide Squeeze)

April 22, 2022
Aldo Nova – Aldo Nova 2.0 Reloaded (Self)
Amenra/Cave In/Marissa Nadler – Songs Of Townes Van Zandt Vol. III (Neurot)
Audrey Horne – Devil’s Bell (Napalm)
Caliban – Dystopia (Century Media)
Die Apokalyptischen Reiter – Wilde Kinder (Nuclear Blast)
Huntsmen – The Dying Pines EP (Prosthetic)
Kirk Hammett – Portals EP (Blackened)
Ocean Grove – Up In The Air Forever (UNFD)
Radiant – Written By Life (Massacre)
Ruby The Hatchet – Live At Earthquaker EP (Magnetic Eye)
Shinedown – Planet Zero (Atlantic)
Somali Yacht Club – The Space (Season Of Mist)
Speckmann Project – Fiends Of Emptiness (Emanzipation)
Static Abyss – Labyrinth Of Veins (Peaceville)
Udo Dirkschneider – My Way (Atomic Fire)
Undeath – It’s Time… To Rise From The Grave (Prosthetic)
Wardruna – Kvitravn – First Flight Of The White Raven (By Norse)

April 29, 2022
Ann Wilson – Fierce Bliss (Silver Lining)
Devil Master – Ecstasies Of Never Ending Night (Relapse)
Kaipa – Urskog (InsideOut)
Lament Cityscape – A Darker Discharge (Lifeforce)
Rammstein – Zeit (Universal)
Robin Trower – No More Worlds To Conquer (Provogue/Mascot)
Ted Nugent – Detroit Muscle (Pavement)
Thunder – Dopamine (BMG)
Velcrocranes – What If I Die (InsideOut)
Watain – The Agony & Ecstasy Of Watain (Nuclear Blast)

HELLFEST… It’s Happening Again

In the title of this article, we are simply stating that Hellfest is finally happening again after two years being left-out without our precious HELL. Two years without Hellfest, no thanks to you Covid and all your ugly relatives.

In four months we’ll be back in our favorite spot in the world, Hellfest Open Air.

We have so much to look forward to, two years is way too long and since Hellfest started in 2006, it has been a nonstop roller coster and getting bigger each year. If there’s anything we’ve learned over the years, it’s that this amazing festival is not going anywhere no matter the circumstances.

Ben and his team never fail to impress their loyal fans, and I say loyal fans because they never fail when the festival needs them, they kept their tickets for two years without asking for a refund and the moment has come to enjoy this ride one more time.

Fans held onto their tickets like they were lottery tickets, that’s how important they are to each of us

This only demonstrates the love and support the heavy-metal community and fans of Hellfest have for this haven

Not only is this anniversary special because it’s happening again, but:

  • It’s a return after two years, which is why I titled it “it is happening again” Two years seems so very long, and also, it’s a nice reference. Let us know if you catch it.

  • It is going to be massive, like real massive not just like every other year because usually Hellfest is expanding year after another, but this year it’s gonna be a double bill, Hellfest is set to return and run throughout two consecutive weekends , a complete 7 days of HELL with over 350 bans, isn’t that beyond amazing?

For Ben and his team to pull-off such an organization after two years of no income, no government support, and being turned down by their insurer, is just beyond incredible. It’ll be a 15th anniversary edition to go down in history and we are fortunate to be a part of Hellfest.
It sounds crazy when we say 15th anniversary. In truth, it should have been the 17th, but time surely stood still for us.

Here are the complete line-up wit the official running order:

 

Ticket Information:

TICKET RESELLER Part 1

TICKET RESELLER Part 2

TICKET ADDINIONAL INFORMATION



(Preview) Garmonbozia Inc. Presents: The Neal Morse Band Live From Paris

The Neal Morse Band were on for their second night in Europe, Paris, AlHambra, a beautiful venue in the city of lights, packed with prog enthusiasts.

Neal Morse was joined with a lineup of fine musicians, Mike Portnoy on Drums, Randy George on Bass Guitar, Bill Hubauer on Keys and Eric Gillette on Guitar.

The show was very entertaining and enchanted by the different costumes of Neal Morse and a brilliant video wall behind the band.

Bill is a very skilled keys player but also provides vocal parts in a few songs, while Eric wowed the crowd every time with his guitar techniques.

A terrific show by all means, long and proggy with an epic performance by all members, Portnoy’s groovy drumming was no strange to the prog nation, it’s easy to say that two hours and a half passed really fast, with a small break half way through the show, the band took a breath to come back and continue an epic play list of the entire catalog of Neal Morse.

The ending was a surprise, the band took us on a great and proggy adventure playing a terrific encore from the finest moments of Neal Morse’s career since he began his journey as a solo artist, they started with The Land Of Beginning Again, Reunion, The Temple Of The Living God and all the way to close the curtains with The Call followed by Broken Sky and Long Day (reprise).

Enjoy some images taken during the performance

Garmonbozia Inc. organized this show in association with Hexagon Booking Agency.

Garmonbozia Inc. are no stranger to the French concertgoers for leading quality shows, you can check out their program and all their upcoming events here:

https://www.facebook.com/pg/Garmonbozia.Inc/events/

You can also check out below the mighty setlist of NMB’s Parisian show:

Act 1 

Overture: The Great Adventure    

The Dream Isn’t Over   

Welcome to the World   

A Momentary Change    

Dark Melody    

I Got to Run    

The Great Adventure   

Venture in Black    

Hey Ho Let’s Go    

Beyond the Borders  

Act 2   

Overture 2    

Long Ago    

The Dream Continues   

Fighting With Destiny   

Vanity Fair    

Welcome to the World 2   

The Element of Fear   

Child of Wonder    

The Great Despair    

Freedom Calling    

A Love That Never Dies 

Encore Medley   

The Land of Beginning Again (Neal Morse song)    

Reunion  (Neal Morse song)    

The Temple of the Living God (Neal Morse song)    

The Conflict (Neal Morse song)    

Leviathan (Neal Morse song)    

It’s for You (Neal Morse song)    

Momentum (Neal Morse song)   

The Call    

Broken Sky / Long Day (Reprise)

Hellfest Reveals 2K19 Lineup: Tool, KISS And Manowar To Headline…

 

Dream Theater, Def Leppard, Lamb of God, Stone Temple Pilots, Gojira, Slayer, King Diamond, ZZ Top, and Whitesnake among other notable acts.

Hellfest has earned the reputation of being the biggest metal festival in the past few years, and believe me it is for many good reasons.

The French festival introduces a massive lineup each year, spanning over six stages, each one is dedicated to a specific subgenre.

On Monday 26th of November, Hellfest announced the lineup for its 14th edition, headlining the three days are Manowar, KISS, and Tool with many co-headlining acts such as ZZ Top, Def Leppard, Dream Theater, Slayer (Final show in France), Slash, Mass Hysteria, King Diamond, and many many more.

Hellfest 2K19 will take place as usual in Clisson, France on the 21st, 22nd, and 23rd of June.

Tickets for the festival are sold out, this is the second year that tickets are out way before announcing the lineup, this only shows how blind faith the metal world has for Hellfest, it also shows a great confidence from the founder Ben Barbaud and his team.

Just like any other musical events, it is possible to find tickets but we advise you not to buy anywhere un-trusted, here is a link to the official website for re-selling the tickets, keep an eye on a regular basis

http://hellfest.zepass.com/

I will leave you here with the complete lineup, also with a great short film created for Hellfest.

Just like every year, we will be there to cover and share with you this heavy experience.

Stay Metal \m/

 

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