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Linkin Park Participate in ‘Centerstage Powered by Grammy Amplifier’ Mentoring Program

Mary Ouellette, Linkin Park have been part of the ‘ Grammy Amplifier ‘ talent search competition since its inception last month, but they’re taking the next step in the process by also signing on for the ‘Centerstage Powered by Grammy Amplifier’ mentoring program. Linkin Park member and program mentor Mike Shinoda joined The Recording Academy’s Evan Green and Hyundai New Media Senior Group Manager Jon Budd at a Los Angeles press conference announcing the online platform that will provide professional mentoring services to aspiring acts discovered through the ‘Grammy Amplifier’ program. The ‘Grammy Amplifier’ program invited musicians to create a profile and upload their music at which point they could then invite their social media fanbases to vote for them as many times as possible. Those with the most votes, known as “amplifies,” would then be introduced to the program’s curators — Linkin Park, Ozzy Osbourne , Kelly Clarkson , Rza, Kaskade , My Morning Jacket ‘s Jim James, and Snoop Lion — who would then help increase their exposure by promoting the aspiring acts on their own social networks. As part of the ‘Centerstage’ program, three of the most “amplified” acts will receive awards that include a recording session with a leading Grammy producer, the production of a music video with a noted producer and/or director and the opportunity to open shows on a major tour or music festival. The winning artists will be announced during the Grammys annual SXSW party in March. For more details on the ‘Grammy Amplifier’ program, click here . [button href=”” title=”Next: Linkin Park Plan New Zealand Based Fan Summit” align=”center”]

Devourment, ‘Parasitic Eruption’ – Exclusive Song Premiere

Relapse Texas death metal band Devourment are soon to release their fourth studio album, ‘Conceived in Sewage.’ Produced by death metal royalty Erik Rutan of Hate Eternal / ex- Morbid Angel , the record is set to drop on Feb. 19, but we’ve got one of the album’s brutal songs, ‘Parasitic Eruption,’ available for streaming exclusively on Loudwire. Devourment have been creating death metal on and off for nearly two decades after experiencing a carousel of member changes. The band’s lightheartedly titled debut album, ‘Molesting the Decapitated,’ was released in 1999, followed by ‘Butcher the Weak’ in 2005 and ‘Unleashing the Carnivore’ in 2009. ‘Parasitic Eruption’ is a purely brutal piece of American death metal with a backbreaking vocal performance from Mike Majewski and solid instrumental work from guitarist Ruben Rosas, bassist Chris ‘Captain Piss’ Andrews and drummer Eric Park. Devourment have even filmed a music video for ‘Parasitic Eruption,’ with the band informing their fans via Facebook on Feb. 6. We shot our first music video last night for the song ‘Parasitic Eruption’ with Malone Pictures, coming soon you filthy f—ing whores! Check out the exclusive premiere of Devourment’s ‘Parasitic Eruption’ in the audio player below! Pre-order Devourment’s ‘Conceived in Sewage’ at the band’s Relapse Records merch page  or on iTunes . Devourment, ‘Parasitic Eruption’

Machine Head Win Metal Video of the Year in the 2012 Loudwire Music Awards

Roadrunner Coming in strong in the 2012 Loudwire Music Awards with more than half of the overall vote for Metal Video of the Year is Machine Head for ‘Darkness Within.’ The honor is incredibly well-earned, as the visual accompaniment for ‘Darkness Within’ plays more like an acclaimed short film rather than a music video. The brilliance of ‘Darkness Within’ managed to beat the cartoon clairvoyance of Dethklok, the messianic time traveling of High on Fire, the disturbing Job for a Cowboy and the acid-laced ape assault of Pig Destroyer. Machine Head frontman Robb Flynn praised bands such as Behemoth and Rammstein for their game-changing music videos, which inspired Flynn and the rest of Machine Head to create something more than just “dudes in a warehouse playing.” Congrats to Machine Head for winning the 2012 Loudwire Music Award for Metal Video of the Year. See the full results below and click on the red button to find out the next winner: [button href=”” title=”Next Winner: Rock Goddess of the Year” align=”center”] Voting Results: Sorry, you need to have javascript running to see this poll.

Oblivion, ‘Reclamation’ (End of World Version) – Exclusive Video Premiere

All Shall Perish guitarist Ben Orum announced his sudden departure from the band on Dec. 12. Citing his family life and desire to be an attentive father, Orum felt the amount of touring with All Shall Perish would affect his personal life too greatly. However, Orum’s passion for music remains in tact, as he now handles bass duties for death metal band Oblivion, who are unveiling a music video for the song ‘Reclamation’ exclusively here on Loudwire. Deemed the ‘End of the World Version,’ Oblivion’s new video for ‘Reclamation’ delivers an apocalyptic theme just in time for fans to experience before the world actually ends later today. Oblivion definitely didn’t phone it in when it comes to their ‘Reclamation’ video, as proven by some captivating visuals crumbling city centers and full-on nuclear disasters. “This is our second video from our upcoming debut album, ‘Called to Rise,’” vocalist Nick Vasallo tells us. “This is also the first video to feature our two new members: Ben Orum (ex-All Shall Perish) and Victor Dods (from Hacksaw to the Throat, R.I.P.). The director, Brandon Hunt, made a special ‘End of the World’ version for all our fans just for today. Enjoy.” Although Orum has moved from guitar to bass after leaving All Shall Perish, his technical abilities are still acutely spotlit within ‘Reclamation,’ as are the talents of his fellow Oblivion band mates. Check out the debut of Oblivion’s music video for ‘Reclamation’ in the player below, and pre-order the band’s debut album, ‘Called to Rise’ (packaged with a t-shirt for only $10 total) by clicking here . The disc is set to drop on Jan. 1, 2013. Oblivion, ‘Reclamation’

Flyleaf Unveil Animated Video for ‘Call You Out’

Facebook: Flyleaf Flyleaf have unleashed a funky new black and white animated video for their new single ‘Call You Out’ off of their latest album ‘New Horizons.’ The very creative clip follows an angry bear who takes pleasure in terrorizing the smaller animals of the forest, but you’ll have to watch the clip to see what becomes of the bullying bear. The video was directed by Brad Scott who has this to say about creating the clip: ”Our team has been a fan of Flyleaf since the very beginning, so working on a music video for the album ‘New Horizons’ was a great honor. Flyleaf’s new song ‘Call You Out’ is about the power of truth rising against evil.” Scott goes on to say, “We aligned our characters with a cast of animals who were pitted against the ultimate antagonist in a forest. Through this, the video became the ultimate musical fable; light versus dark, and the triumph of good versus evil. Using live-action and animation we decided to limit our style to a monochromatic tone, with a dark and stormy vibe. I feel that Flyleaf fans all around will love this video, and we’re really excited for the premiere.” ‘New Horizons’ is Flyleaf’s last album with vocalist Lacey Sturm, who announced her departure from the band earlier this year. Check Out Flyleaf’s Video For ‘Call You Out’ [button href=”” title=”Check Out Our Interview with Flyleaf Bassist Pat Seals” align=”center”]

Hatebreed vs. The Contortionist – Death Match

Razor & Tie / eOne Congrats to Hatebreed for snatching their second consecutive win in our latest Death Match. The hardcore heroes managed to beat out death metal veterans Nile, but now, we’ve got a band from the new school of technical death to face Hatebreed. The  Contortionist have been scooping up fans since their beginnings in 2007. The Indianapolis metallers just released their second full-length, ‘Intrinsic,’ to a notable amount of praise in the metal underground. The band have just released a music video for ‘Dreaming Schematics,’ which delivers a spacey and brutal punch, despite the majority of the track’s vocals being squeaky clean. Can Hatebreed punch out yet another foe? Or can The Contortionist turn the hardcore band into a musical pretzel? Let your voice be heard by voting in the poll below. (This Death Match ends on Tuesday, Dec. 11, at 10AM ET. Fans can vote once per hour! So come back and vote often to make sure your favorite song wins!) Hatebreed, ‘The Divinity of Purpose’ The Contortionist, ‘Dreaming Schematics’ ? Sorry, you need to have javascript running to see this poll. ? Email Me When Death Match Winners Are Announced Enter your email address below to receive the Loudwire newsletter, which will include notification of the weekly winner of the Death Match, as well as our top stories of each day. Email Rules of Death Match Two bands fight to the death each week. Fans can vote once per hour. The triumphant band goes on to compete in the next Death Match. If a band wins four straight Death Matches, its song will be honored as immortal in the Loudwire Death Match Hall of Fame.

Chuck Shaffer Picture Show Win 2012 Uproar Festival Ernie Ball Battle of the Bands

Facebook: Chuck Shaffer Picture Show Remember the name Chuck Shaffer Picture Show, because the group just emerged as the winner of the 2012 Ernie Ball Battle of the Bands. As a result of besting acts from 28 other markets, the group just earned a slot on the 2013 Rockstar Energy Drink UPROAR Festival. In addition, the band will have the opportunity to record an EP with acclaimed producer Jay Baumgardner (Papa Roach, Seether, Drowning Pool, P.O.D.) at NRG Recording Studios in Hollywood and are walking away with $10,000 worth of music gear and other prizes. Music lovers can check out the up-and-comers in the latest episode of UPROAR TV, where the band performs at the Bristow, Va stop of the UPROAR festival. Watch the episode below. “The Rockstar Energy Drink UPROAR Festival is the ultimate summer rock tour and we are so honored to be a part of the 2013 experience,” says Chuck Shaffer Picture Show’s Ryan Johnson. “We’d like to thank Ernie Ball, Imagen Records, Rockstar Energy Drink and all of the judges for believing in us and welcoming us into the family.” In addition to the aforementioned festival slot, music gear and EP, the band’s grand prize package includes coverage right here on Loudwire as well as a feature in Revolver, a professional photo shot with rock photographer Lisa Johnson, a music video created by director Strait Hovartos, a one year supply of Ernie Ball strings, a one-year supply of Rockstar Energy Drink, free website design and two years of free hosting from Lunarpages. Chuck Shaffer Picture Show Win 2012 Ernie Ball Battle of the Bands [button href=”” title=”Next: Check out a 2012 Uproar Festival Review + Gallery” align=”center”]