“The seventh episode of the SPV Audio Podcast hosted by Freeman, features music and news about Engel as well as an interview with Marcus Sunesson. Engel’s debut album “Absolute Design” is in stores now.
You can win an Engel prize pack by sending your contact info to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Night Ranger’s Hole In The Sun in stores now and we now have a new Night Ranger widget to help celebrate this release! The widget contains the entire Hole In The Sun album. This is Night Ranger’s first studio album in a decade and commemorates their 25th anniversary as a band.
You can listen to the first single, “You’re Gonna Hear From Me” here.
Streaming link to the first single “You’re Gonna Hear From Me”:
The cover artwork for METALLICA‘s new album, “Death Magnetic”, can be viewed above.
In an interview conducted yesterday (Wednesday, July 16) by VG TV at the opening show of the second leg of METALLICA‘s European summer tour in Bergen, Norway, guitarist/vocalist James Hetfield stated about the new album title, “‘Death Magnetic’, at least the title, to me, it’s… It had something to do with… It started out as kind of a tribute to people that have fallen in our business, like Layne Staley [ALICE IN CHAINS] and a lot of the people that have died, basically — rock and roll martyrs of sorts. And then it kind of grew from there. Thinking about death… some people are drawn towards it, and just like a magnet, some people are drawn towards it, [and] other people are afraid of it and push away. And the concept that we’re all gonna die sometimes is over-talked about and then a lot of times never talked about — no one wants to bring it up; it’s the big white elephant in the living room. But we all have to deal with it at some point. So that’s kind of the subject matter.”
METALLICA has announced that every song “Death Magnetic” will be available to download for Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock on the same date that the record arrives in stores, reports The Pulse of Radio. A post at the band’s official web site stated, “It’s a first in both music and gaming…The same day that ‘Death Magnetic’ hits the streets, you’ll be able to download every song from the album for Guitar Hero III! We are so psyched that we’ll be the first out of the gate with this simultaneous release…Who knows?! Maybe a few years from now this will be the norm when your favorite band’s new record comes out.”
The post added that “Death Magnetic” will also be available for the new World Tour edition of Guitar Hero, which is due out this fall.
Rumors of an all-METALLICA edition of Guitar Hero have been making the rounds recently, but the game’s publishers have not confirmed this.
“Death Magnetic” is due out in September and was produced by METALLICA and Rick Rubin.
A deluxe box set edition of the album will be available in the U.S. The coffin box package will contain one CD featuring the album, another containing demos, a behind-the-scenes DVD, an exclusive T-shirt, a METALLICA flag, a collection of guitar picks, codes for a special live download and a poster.
The coffin box will only be available through Metallica.com, MetClub.com, and MissionMetallica.com.
Several other editions of “Death Magnetic” will also be offered for sale through the Mission: Metallica site, including an all-digital version and a high-end edition featuring five vinyl LPs and a lithograph.
METALLICA‘s next U.S. date is the one-day Ozzfest on August 9 in Dallas, with a full North American tour slated to begin in October.
Courtesy of Blabbermouth.
CLUTCH FORMS NEW LABEL TO RELEASE FIRST-EVER LIVE DVD…“FULL FATHOM FIVE, VIDEO FIELD RECORDINGS” HITS STREETS AUGUST 12 ON WEATHERMAKER MUSIC!!
Maryland rockers CLUTCH are proud to announce their first-ever live DVD, FULL FATHOM FIVE, Video Field Recordings, which is set for release on August 12. CLUTCH will also release a live companion CD, entitled FULL FATHOM FIVE, Audio Field Recordings. All tracks on the DVD and CD were recorded & filmed in late 2007 and early 2008 in New Jersey, Pittsburgh, Denver and Australia.
The FULL FATHOM FIVE, Video Field Recordings DVD features 20 songs PLUS bonus features, and the audio CD contains 15 songs. “Texan Book of the Dead” is the first single and video to be released.
After a late summer European tour, CLUTCH will headline the US with The Sword and Graveyard from Sept 15th to October 9th in support of the upcoming releases. The Bakerton Group, CLUTCH’s psychedelic jazz/rock alter ego, will be playing their first-ever headlining show on October 10 in Hollywood!
FULL FATHOM FIVE, Video Field Recordings and FULL FATHOM FIVE, Audio Field Recordings will be released August 12 on CLUTCH’s brand-new Weathermaker Music. Look for ALL future CLUTCH & BAKERTON GROUP related releases on Weathermaker Music!
CLUTCH recently hired industry veteran Jon Nardachone to oversee the new Weathermaker Music. As Label Manager, he will run day-to-day operations out of the Weehawken, NJ office of The Syndicate, whom Weathermaker have brought in to promote and market FULL FATHOM FIVE.
Weathermaker Music and CLUTCH will team up with MERCH.COM for the August 12th release of the FULL FATHOM FIVE DVD and CD. MERCH.COM and all CLUTCH-related web sites will have excusive rights to all mail-order products involving FULL FATHOM FIVE. The band will also be selling these items on the road and in certain retail locations.
Clutch on tour:
7/26 – Tulsa, OK – Diversafest 2nd Stage (headlining)
8/02 – Atlantic City, NJ – House of Blues (w/ Murphy’s Law)
Clutch w/ The Sword and Graveyard:
9/18 – Winston-Salem, NC – The Millennium
9/19 – Jacksonville, NC – Hooligans
9/20 – Fayetteville, NC – Jester’s
9/21 – Kill Devil Hills, NC – The Pit
9/23 – Ashville, NC – The Orange Peel
9/24 – Atlanta, GA – Center Stage
9/25 – Orlando, FL – House of Blues
9/26 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL – Culture Room
9/27 – St. Petersburg, FL – State Theatre
9/29 – Birmingham, AL – Work Play
9/30 – Knoxville, TN – Valarium
10/1 – Nashville, TN – Cannery Ballroom
10/3 – Corpus Christi, TX – House of Rock
10/4 – Austin, TX – Stubb’s Amphitheatre
10/5 – Amarillo, TX – Midnight Rodeo
10/6 – Colorado Springs, CO – Black Sheep
10/7 – Grand Junction, CO – Mesa Theatre
10/9 – Sacramento, CA – Harlow’s
10/10 – Hollywood, CA – The Roxy (The Bakerton Group w/Year Long Disaster & Graveyard)
You can preview some of the audio and video from Full Fathom Five below.
SEVENDUST guitarist Clint Lowery has issued the following update:
“Wow! We just got back from our trip over to Germany, Qatar and Afghanistan entertaining the troops. Which truthfully they entertained the hell out of us. First off we’re coming off a two day transit that started in Afghanistan that ended here in Atlanta for most of us and to say that the flights were long and delayed would be an understatement. I’m still in that dream state from lack of sleep. Between the time changes, different flights etc. it’s gonna be a few days before we pull it together and by the time we do we leave again to go back out which is par for the course for Sevendust.
I’m still processing everything we just went through over there so I’ll do my best to give you guys a preview of everything. First off, the trip started in Germany at a base there that housed a lot of families of deployed soldiers. We played a full on electric set that was cool but a lil strange at first because we saw alot of kids on shoulders and a family kinda of vibe and here we come out like CANNIBAL CORPSE. But turned out very emotional because of the words said by Lajon (Witherspoon) and the flag we were presented at the end of the show by some of the soldiers. After that show we continued over to another base in Germany and did another electric show. Both were very cool but now’s where it gets a lil interesting.
We leave to Qatar which is pronounced a few different ways by the troops but we liked the Cutter way of pronouncing! We land at night there and step off the plane at nice comfortable 105 temp. Sucked the wind out of your lungs the second we stepped off the plane. Walk through the airport and saw a lot of people staring at us with a ‘why the hell are you here and we want to kill you’ look on their face. Apparently Americans with piercings, tatts and southern accents aren’t the desired visitors of the middle east. We could feel the stares of hate on us in the custom line which for me was kinda scary. We were not in our comfort zone to say the least. After getting through customs we’re met on the other side by a couple soldiers that immediately greeted us with a nevermind them asshole greetings welcome. One of the soldiers that met us was named Cook and he was blinged out and funny as hell. He made us feel comfortable right off the bat. Both of the guys that picked us up started giving us info on the country, the war and everything else we asked which was a million questions. We got to the base in Qatar(cutter) which is a huge base there where soldiers go for a few days for RnR. No not rock n roll. That’d be too corny. Rest and recoup. Anyway, we spent two days there hanging and playing an acoustic show.
Next we go to fly to Afghanistan and we are soon to learn that no military flights they have us on leave on time for us. We’re pretty much a lil higher on the priority list than the mail and not much but they are fighting a war over there so we don’t mind. After we get through Qatar customs we get on a plane called a C17 which is a work horse plane they use to transport cargo from place to place. We were happy to get on that because the other option was a C130 which from what we here was a brutal ride. Anyway, got a chance to ride in the cockpit of the flight into Afghanistan and parts of the flight which was amazing. We were a lil nervous flying into here because as most of you know this is where a lot of the activity of the war is taking place.
We arrive after they do a combat landing which is a landing the planes do to avoid a straight approach and avoid any firing upon. Not your typical landing at all. We get there and after we land we get sorted out in our room which is what was referred to as the Bee Hut! All of us in a room with bunk beds. Oh before I forget we had a guy named Ben that was sent there to help guide us through all of this and work alongside Chris our tour manager during this, which was amazing by the way, that was with us the whole time. Anyway, right when we got settled in we had to take part in a falling soldier ceremony that they do when they lose a soldier there. Everyone on the base lines up on the streets of the base completely silent, hands behind back as the flagged covered casket goes through the streets and is saluted by the soldiers as it passes. It was very sad and made the war very real for us. Very powerful and made us realize what these men and woman are facing everyday over there.
After that we began hanging with the soldiers, meeting different Generals, shooting guns, riding to other bases on smaller planes, doing crazier combat landings, eating with the troops, playing acoustic shows where every person in the audience had a firearm, drinking a lot of water and basically being apart of their world for a few weeks. There’s soo much more I could go into but I’m sure the other guys in the band will post on here with even better details of our experience.
For me it was a very spiritual experience that I will never forget and look forward to doing again. I left with no acoustic guitars because during our last performance I gave one soldier a guitar and invited the same guy to smash another one to give our acoustic show a electric vibe. LOL!
We thank the troops and everyone else we met for being such amazing hosts and allowing us the chance to do our part and entertain those incredible people there. We love you and pray for a safe return for all of you!
Courtesy of Bravewords.com
The Eagles of Death Metal have a couple of albums to their credit, and will be releasing their third album in 2008.
Check out their video below, I Want You Hard, that was released in support of their 2006 album Death by Sexy. This video also features actor, Jack Black!
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