Australia’s Sticks For Stones recently conducted an interview with METAL CHURCH guitarist Kurdt Vanderhoof. On which band was formed first — METALLICA or METAL CHURCH: Kurdt: “[It’s] hard to say. METALLICA didn’t exist when I was trying to put METAL CHURCH together. And Lars [Ulrich, METALLICA drummer] stopped in San Francisco to visit friends, and that’s where I met him, I’ve known Lars longer than he’s known James [Hetfield, METALLICA frontman]. So… I don’t know. It’s […]
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It may still be a while before we get a new The Devil Wears Prada album, but that isn’t keeping the band from road testing at least one new song. The new track ‘Gloom’ has been part of the sets during recent shows, and fan-filmed footage of the track has surfaced online.
An all-star lineup has been constructed for the 2013 Rock Against MS charity concert. Slated for March 27 at Hollywood’s Whisky A Go-Go, the benefit will feature past and present members of Guns N’ Roses , Motorhead , Megadeth , Ramones , Rob Zombie and many more. Continue Reading
Da Capo Press Those looking to get more insight into one of metal’s most popular bands — Pantera — should have plenty of opportunities over the next couple of years. Frontman Phil Anselmo is currently working on his memoir , but first fans will be able to look behind the curtain with bassist Rex Brown ‘s autobiography, ‘Official Truth, 101 Proof: The Inside Story of Pantera,’ which arrives next month. The bassist penned the 320-page book primarily about his time with Pantera from his own honest perspective as he viewed it. The page-turner arrives in stores March 12 through Da Capo Press , and a book trailer has surfaced online. In it, Brown states, “Barely a day passes that I don’t think about Pantera. I dream about Pantera, I have nightmares about Pantera and it’s always there and I imagine it always will be. It’s inevitable.” He goes on to add that he frequently thinks of the band’s common bond and how it came to an end all too soon. He states, “As one we lived and breathed every second of the wild ride that changed our lives in so many ways and came to a sickening, pre-mature end one night in Columbus in 2004,” referring to the tragic slaying of Dimebag Darrell onstage in December of that year. In addition to Pantera, Brown played bass with his Pantera bandmates Vinnie Paul and Dimebag Darrell with country outlaw David Allan Coe in the one-off project Rebel Meets Rebel. He followed that with a lengthy stint in Down , fronted by Pantera’s Phil Anselmo, before eventually parting ways with the band and becoming a member of Kill Devil Hill in 2010. Watch Rex Brown’s ‘Official Truth, 101 Proof’ Book Trailer [button href=”http://loudwire.com/down-perform-with-former-bassist-rex-brown-in-dallas/” title=”Next: Down Play With Former Bassist Rex Brown in Dallas” align=”center”]
Metal Blade As I Lay Dying ‘s ‘No Lungs to Breathe’ single speaks to surviving amidst isolated and adverse conditions, so it makes sense that the lyric video for the song is shot against the backdrop of the stars in outer space, with a mythical winged creature holding the key to it all. Guitarist Nick Hipa created the video, which just debuted via the band’s website. In addition, Hipa’s got some wicked guitar licks rocking the song to the core. The hard-hitting and speedy rocker talks about overcoming the odds, with frontman Tim Lambesis screaming, “ With no lungs to breathe / I had almost lost everything ” in the song’s chorus. ‘No Lungs to Breathe’ arrives just as the band are heading out on the road in support of their ‘ Awakened ‘ album. The group is co-headlining the tour with The Devil Wears Prada , with support from For Today , the Color Morale and the Chariot on select dates. To see the remaining stops, click here . The new single follows ‘ A Greater Foundation ,’ which impacted last fall. The momentum from the single and their ‘Awakened’ album led to fans voting As I Lay Dying the 2012 Metal Band of the Year in the 2012 Loudwire Music Awards. Watch As I Lay Dying’s ‘No Lungs to Breathe’ Lyric Video [button href=”http://loudwire.com/as-i-lay-dying-tim-lambesis-touring-humanitarianism-side-project-more/” title=”Next: As I Lay Dying’s Tim Lambesis Discusses Touring + Humanitarianism” align=”center”]
Epitaph Bring Me the Horizon fans will get the band’s ‘Sempiternal’ album sooner than expected, as the UK group has pushed forward the release date while offering entire stream of the album a full month before it drops. The full effort can be heard below for a limited time. The band mentioned ‘ overwhelming and phenomenal demand ‘ as the official reason given for the disc’s new release date, but there are also reports that the album leaked to the Internet. The ‘ Sempiternal ‘ album will now arrive in stores on April 2, as opposed to the initial April 30 street date. In addition to ‘Shadow Moses,’ the album features such songs as the blistering ‘Empire (Let Them Sing),’ the moody and atmospherically intense ‘And the Snakes Start to Sing’ and the kiss-off track ‘Antivist,’ which the band recently “ dedicated ” to former guitarist Jona Weinhofen . If you like what you hear, you can pre-order copies of the ‘Sempiternal’ album at this location . Bring Me the Horizon will venture to the U.S. this summer to take part in the Vans Warped Tour . Listen to Bring Me the Horizon’s ‘Sempiternal’ Album (Each Track Leads to the Next One) Bring Me the Horizon, ‘Sempiternal’ Track Listing: 1. ‘Can You Feel My Heart’ 2. ‘The House of Wolves’ 3. ‘Empire (Let Them Sing)’ 4. ‘Sleepwalking’ 5. ‘Go to Hell, For Heaven’ 6. ‘Shadow Moses’ 7. ‘And the Snakes Start to Sing’ 8. ”Seen It All Before’ 9. ‘Antivist’ 10. ‘Crooked Young’ 11. ‘Hospital for Souls’ [button href=”http://loudwire.com/bring-me-the-horizon-video-shadow-moses/” title=”Next: Watch Bring Me the Horizon’s ‘Shadow Moses’ Video” align=”center”]
Epitaph At first it might seem nice that Bring Me the Horizon decided to dedicate a song to a former member, but upon closer inspection of the lyrics of the track, it might not have been a good-natured move. During a recent show in Sydney, the band decided to close their set with ‘Antivist,’ with frontman Oli Sykes proclaiming, “This song is called Antivist.’ It goes out to Jona Weinhofen ,” while flipping the bird The guitarist’s exit from the band was revealed earlier this year , though a prior posting from Weinhofen revealed the acrimony between himself and unnamed members. He stated, “Things in the band have been very tense with a lot of disagreements between myself and certain members who I won’t name. I’m thankful for my time with BMTH and I have met many good friends and been able to travel the world.” As for dedicating the track to Weinhofen, it should be noted that the song features such lyrics as, “ United, we’ll fail, divided we’ll fall. We’re f—ed, but you’re makin’ it worse. United, we’ll fail, divided we’ll fall. Give up, cause you’re makin’ it so much worse .” Bring Me the Horizon are gearing up to release their new ‘Sempiternal’ album, with the single ‘Shadow Moses’ already making big waves. They’ve also announced plans to play the Vans Warped Tour this summer. Watch Bring Me the Horizon Perform ‘Antivist’ [button href=”http://loudwire.com/bring-me-the-horizon-shadow-moses-best-2013-metal-songs/” title=”Next: Bring Me the Horizon – 2013’s Best Metal Songs” align=”center”]