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There May Be Hope For The New Korn Album After All!

Following the absolutely horrid amalgam of pop, buttrock, and dubstep that was ‘ Never Never ,’ things didn’t look good for Korn ‘s new album Paradigm Shift . My hopes were high due to returning guitarist Brian Head Welch, but the single didn’t follow through, and in fact, featured little to no guitar. Disappointing. Their new single ‘Love & Meth’ however, sounds like it will be a return to the Untouchables -era Korn sound. It might be too soon to get hopes to high, but it’s good to know that there will be some good material on Paradigm Shift. A sample of ‘Love & Meth’ can be heard over at Loudwire , wherein Head says that the feedback from initial press streams have painted the album as “the best album since Issues or Untouchables .” Somehow I doubt it, considering how neither of those albums have a song as bad as ‘Never Never,’ but who knows, maybe that’s just one song. Elsewhere, Korn have also posted a brief behind-the-scenes clip from the ‘Love & Meth ‘ video below: Paradigm Shift will be out October 8th on Prospect Park. – JR

Hollywood Undead Take Fans Behind the Scenes of ‘We Are’ Video Directed by Slipknot’s Clown

A&M / Octone After releasing the Shawn ‘Clown’ Crahan -directed video for ‘ We Are ‘ a couple weeks back,  Hollywood Undead have now unveiled a behind-the-scenes clip chronicling the making of the video. The five-minute clip includes a behind the scenes look at some of the stunts performed in the video, plus plenty of commentary from Crahan. From drugs to crime to violence to fire, there’s never a shortage of something interesting in the video’s concept. Band member Johnny 3 Tears talks about the single  as follows: “The song [‘We Are’] is about collective resistance. It’s the silent majority, but we’re using Los Angeles as the backdrop. Every time we work with Danny (Lohner, producer), he takes our music to the next level. Think of it as an ode to our misled youth.” ‘We Are’ is from Hollywood Undead’s forthcoming third album ‘Notes from the Underground,’ due for release on Jan. 8, 2013. Watch the Making of Hollywood Undead – ‘We Are’

10 Best Rock Albums of 2012

Jim Dyson, Getty Images / Michael N. Todaro, Getty Images / Mary Ouellette, SheWillShootYou.com The year 2012 turned out to be a strong one for rock albums. We saw the highly anticipated return of '90s favorites Soundgarden , the continued brilliance of acts like Deftones and Stone Sour , the emergence of females in hard rock courtesy of Halestorm and Dead Sara , among others, to go along with memorable releases from a number of other rock acts. Unfortunately, all of our favorite albums couldn't make this list, but after much debate among our entire staff, we've come up with our official picks for the best rock albums of the year. If metal is more your speed, don't worry, we've got a separate list for you headbangers. But for now, strap in and turn it up, as we count down the 10 Best Rock Albums of 2012: ? 10 'Dark Adrenaline' Lacuna Coil ? ? Lacuna Coil's 'Dark Adrenaline' album, released early on in 2012, finds the band rediscovering their gothic roots while expanding their sound in the process. 'Trip the Darkness' was a dark sounding gem off the record, and the song got an extra boost when a remix by Dillinger Escape Plan 's Ben Weinman appeared on the 'Underworld: Awakening' soundtrack. 'Fire' showed off a more radio-friendly side, while 'End of Time' served as the band's late year ballad. The disc also included an interesting cover of R.E.M.'s 'Losing My Religion.' Listen to 'Trip the Darkness' ? ? 9 'King Animal' Soundgarden ? ? The promise of Soundgarden's 2009 reunion was finally realized in 2012, as the band released their 'King Animal' album in November. The grunge goliath's first new album since 1996 proves that Soundgarden are still on top of their game. 'Been Away Too Long' became a major hit at radio, while tracks like 'Non-State Actor' and 'Worse Dreams' generated plenty of buzz in advance of the album. Chris Cornell 's voice is as strong as ever, and the full band feels as though they haven't lost a step. Welcome back, Soundgarden, and kudos for delivering one of the 10 best rock albums of 2012. Listen to 'Been Away Too Long' ? ? 8 'Amarylllis' Shinedown ? ? Shinedown had a tough task in matching the success of 2008's 'The Sound of Madness,' but they succeeded in cranking out another hits-filled collection with 'Amaryllis,' certainly showing that there is no slowing down this juggernaut. Both 'Bully' and 'Unity' took the band back to the top of the charts. And the group got great mileage out of 'Enemies' and 'I'll Follow You,' making for a very successful 2012. Look for the output to continue, with the single 'Miracle' lined up to hit radio in early 2013. Listen to 'Bully' ? ? 7 'Born Villain' Marilyn Manson ? ? For longtime fans of Marilyn Manson, 'Born Villain' provided a much welcome creative resurgence. The lead single 'No Reflection' was just the sort of gritty-meets-groovy rocker that the singer built his career upon, and 'Slo-Mo-Tion' and 'Overneath the Path of Mystery' show the true depth of the record. In addition, Manson got some notice for including the bonus cover of 'You're So Vain' with his longtime pal Johnny Depp. Listen to 'No Reflection' ? ? 6 'Harakiri' Serj Tankian ? ? The man of many musical inspirations, System of a Down singer Serj Tankian found his latest solo disc embracing rock, punk and new wave, among other genres. 'Harakiri' earns its spot as one of the 10 best rock albums of 2012 by delivering socially-minded statements through infectious songs. 'Figure It Out' is an in-your-face track that pulls no punches, while 'Cornucopia' showcases Tankian's versatile talents as a musician. But the standout cut just might be the title track, which features a chorus as catchy as any in System of a Down's catalog. Listen to 'Figure It Out' ? ? 5 'The Strange Case of …' Halestorm ? ? Halestorm went from being the “next big rock band” to fulfilling that prophecy with 'The Strange Case Of…' The group rocketed up the charts in early 2012 with the single 'Love Bites … So Do I' and the attitude that Lzzy Hale provided set the tone for the rest of the disc. They enjoyed crossover pop success with 'Here's to Us,' but once again embraced their hard-rock fans with the scorching track 'I Miss the Misery,' which shows off Hale at her belting best. Listen to 'Love Bites (So Do I)' ? ? 4 'Yellow & Green' Baroness ? ? Baroness may not get as much attention as some of the bigger names on this list, but the band delivered one of the best front-to-back efforts of 2012. The two-disc collection 'Yellow & Green' features such standout tracks as 'March to the Sea,' 'Take My Bones Away' and 'Board Up the House.' Unfortunately, the band wasn't able to support the album as much as they has planned, as a terrifying bus crash led to major injuries and kept Baroness off the road for much of the year. Listen to 'Take My Bones Away' ? ? 3 'Dead Sara' Dead Sara ? ? Looking for the next big rock band? It's worth a look at Dead Sara and their self-titled breakout album. The group garnered notice for their single 'Weatherman,' which features Emily Armstrong's powerhouse vocals and some terrific guitar work from Siouxsie Medley, but the disc as a whole is great. Second single 'We Are What You Say' is another notable track, while songs like the chilling ballads 'Dear Love' and 'Sorry for It All' should deserve a longer look in 2013. Listen to 'Weatherman' ? ? 2 'House of Gold & Bones, Pt. 1' Stone Sour ? ? You can't have a Best Rock Albums of 2012 list without Stone Sour's ambitious record 'House of Gold & Bones, Part 1.' Singer Corey Taylor got things rolling with the double-single 'Gone Sovereign' and 'Absolute Zero,' both of which set a hard-driving tone for the disc. Meanwhile, 'Taciturn' shows that the band can hit hard even when not rocking out at 11, providing one of the more moving songs on the record. We have no doubt that 'House of Gold & Bones,' with the second half of the double album coming next year, will play a major role in 2013. Listen to 'Gone Sovereign' ? ? 1 'Koi No Yokan' Deftones ? ? Deftones have found their creative rebound in recent years, and they're making sure to pounce while it's going good. Fresh off the critically acclaimed 'Diamond Eyes' album, the band continues to rock at the top of their game. 'Koi No Yokan' hits on all cylinders with cuts like the single 'Tempest,' and standout tracks 'Leathers,' 'Poltergeist' and 'Rosemary.' With the disc just arriving in mid-November, it looks as though Deftones will have plenty to celebrate over the next year – starting with being named Loudwire's Best Rock Album of 2012. Listen to 'Tempest' ? ? What's Your Favorite Rock Album of 2012? There you have it — the 10 Best Rock Albums of 2012 — at least in our opinion. But that's why we have a comments section. You can let us know if we hit it right on the head, if there's any glaring omissions, or if there's an album you think has no right even making the cut. Let us know what you think in the comments section below. [button href=”http://loudwire.com/best-metal-albums-of-2012/” title=”Next: 10 Best Metal Albums of 2012″ align=”center”] ?

Top 20 Songs: Week of October 14-20, 2012

Mary Ouellette, SheWillShootYou.com In this week’s edition of Loudwire’s Top 20 Countdown, Three Days Grace remain steady at the top spot with their single ‘Chalk Outline’ off of their new album ‘Transit of Venus.’ Halestorm come in at No. 2 for the fifth week in a row with their single ‘I Miss the Misery’ off of their latest album ‘The Strange Case Of…’ Stone Sour move up a spot to come in at No. 3 this week with their new track ‘Absolute Zero,’ while Papa Roach come in fourth with their single ‘Still Swingin.’ Seether and their latest single ‘Here and Now’ climb a spot to round out the top five. Other songs on the list include Soundgarden ’s new tune ‘ Been Away Too Long,’ Linkin Park ’s ‘Lost in the Echo’ and Slash ’s new single ‘Standing in the Sun’ featuring Myles Kennedy & the Conspirators. Young Guns appear on this week’s Top 20 with their radio single ‘Bones’ to round out the list. Check out the Top 20 songs below and be sure to tune in to Loudwire Radio this weekend to blast these tracks at full volume. Loudwire Radio Top 20 Songs of the Week: 20. Young Guns, ‘Bones’ 19. Chevelle, ‘Same Old Trip’ 18. Pop Evil, ‘Purple’ 17. All That Remains, ‘Stand Up (Stand Up)’ 16. Gaslight Anthem, ‘45’ 15. The Black Keys, ‘Little Black Submarines’ 14. Volbeat, ‘Heaven Nor Hell’ 13. P.O.D, ‘Lost in Forever’ 12. Avenged Sevenfold, ‘Carry On’ 11. In This Moment, ‘Blood’ 10. Green Day ‘Let Yourself Go’ 09. Shinedown, ‘Enemies’ 08. Slash, ‘Standing In The Sun’ 07. Linkin Park, ‘Lost In The Echo’ 06. Soundgarden, ‘Been Away Too Long’ 05. Seether, ‘Here and Now’ 04. Papa Roach, ‘Still Swingin’ 03. Stone Sour, ‘Absolute Zero’ 02. Halestorm, ‘I Miss the Misery’ 01. Three Days Grace, ‘Chalk Outline’ [button href=”http://loudwire.com/loudwire-radio-station-list/” title=”See Which Stations Air Loudwire Radio” align=”center”]

Top 20 Songs: Week of September 30-October 6, 2012

Mary Ouellette, SheWillShootYou.com In this week’s edition of Loudwire’s Top 20 Countdown, Three Days Grace remain steady at the top spot with their single ‘Chalk Outline’ off of their new album ‘Transit of Venus.’ Halestorm come in at No. 2 for the third week in a row with their single ‘I Miss the Misery’ off of their latest album ‘The Strange Case Of…’ Papa Roach hold still at third place with their single ‘Still Swingin,’ while Linkin Park move up a couple of spots to No. 4. Seether move down a spot to round out the top five with their track ‘Here and Now.’ Shinedown ‘s ‘Enemies’ has jumped seven spots this week to come in at No. 10. Other tunes on the list include Slash ’s new single ‘Standing in the Sun’ featuring Myles Kennedy & the Conspirators, as well as Stone Sour ’s fresh track ‘Absolute Zero.’ Soundgarden  coming in at No. 7 with their brand-new single ‘Been Away Too Long’ off of their forthcoming disc ‘King Animal.’ All that Remains also appear on the list for this week to round out the Top 20 with their new tune ‘Stand Up (Stand Up)’ of off their new record ‘A War You Cannot Win.’ Check out the Top 20 songs below and be sure to tune in to Loudwire Radio this weekend to blast these tracks at full volume. Loudwire Radio Top 20 Songs of the Week: 20. All That Remains, ‘Stand Up (Stand Up)’ 19. Volbeat, ‘Heaven Nor Hell’ 18. Pop Evil, ‘Purple’ 17. Aranda, ‘Satisfied’ 16. Gaslight Anthem, ‘45’ 15. The Black Keys, ‘Little Black Submarines’ 14. Five Finger Death Punch, ‘Coming Down’ 13. 10 Years, ‘Backlash’ 12. Adelitas Way, ‘Criticize’ 11. In This Moment, ‘Blood’ 10. Shinedown, ‘Enemies’ 09. P.O.D, ‘Lost in Forever’ 08. Stone Sour, ‘Absolute Zero’ 07. Soundgarden, ‘Been Away Too Long’ 06. Slash, ‘Standing In The Sun’ 05. Seether, ‘Here and Now’ 04. Linkin Park, ‘Lost In The Echo’ 03. Papa Roach, ‘Still Swingin’ 02. Halestorm, ‘I Miss the Misery’ 01. Three Days Grace, ‘Chalk Outline’ [button href=”http://loudwire.com/loudwire-radio-station-list/” title=”See Which Stations Air Loudwire Radio” align=”center”]

Top 20 Songs: Week of September 23-29, 2012

Mary Ouellette, SheWillShootYou.com In this week’s edition of Loudwire’s Top 20 Countdown, Three Days Grace remain steady at the top spot with their single ‘Chalk Outline’ off of their upcoming album ‘Transit of Venus.’ Halestorm  come in at No. 2 for the second week in a row with their single ‘I Miss the Misery’ off of their latest album ‘The Strange Case Of…’ Papa Roach move up a spot to come into third place with their single ‘Still Swingin,’ while Seether rise to No. 4 on the chart with ‘Here and Now.’  P.O.D round out the top five in this week’s list with their latest hit ‘Lost In Forever.’ Shinedown land at No. 17 with their new single ‘Enemies,’ while the lads of Volbeat also make it on the tally with their new track ‘Heaven Nor Hell’ off of their latest album ’Beyond Hell / Above Heaven.’ Check out the Top 20 songs below and be sure to tune in to Loudwire Radio this weekend to blast these tracks at full volume. Loudwire Radio Top 20 Songs of the Week: 20. Volbeat, ‘Heaven Nor Hell’ 19. Pop Evil, ‘Purple’ 18. Gaslight Anthem, ‘45’ 17. Shinedown, ‘Enemies’ 16. The Black Keys, ‘Little Black Submarines’ 15. Aranda, ‘Satisfied’ 14. Five Finger Death Punch, ‘Coming Down’ 13. 10 Years, ‘Backlash’ 12. In This Moment, ‘Blood’ 11. Adelitas Way, ‘Criticize’ 10. Rise Against, ‘Wait For Me’ 09. Green Day, ‘Oh Love’ 08. Stone Sour ‘‘Absolute Zero’ 07. Slash, ‘Standing In The Sun’ 06. Linkin Park, ‘Lost In The Echo’ 05. P.O.D, ‘Lost in Forever’ 04. Seether, ‘Here and Now’ 03. Papa Roach, ‘Still Swingin’ 02. Halestorm, ‘I Miss the Misery’ 01. Three Days Grace, ‘Chalk Outline’ [button href=”http://loudwire.com/loudwire-radio-station-list/” title=”See Which Stations Air Loudwire Radio” align=”center”]

12 Stones vs. All That Remains – Cage Match

The Louisiana-based rockers of 12 Stones and their single ‘Psycho’ beat out the reigning champs of Taproot in the last Cage Match but will they be able to do it again versus today’s challengers? All That Remains take the matchup by storm with their brand new single ‘Stand Up (Stand Up)’ off of their forthcoming seventh studio album ‘A War You Cannot Win’ which is set to drop on Nov.

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