Slipknots “We Are Not Your Kind” Has Released

Slipknot

 

Slipknot have released their sixth album, We Are Not Your Kind, which follows 2013’s .5: The Gray Chapter and sees the band coming closer than ever before to having made a concept record.

The 14-track title was preceded by the singles ““Unsainted,” “Solway Firth” and “Birth of the Cruel” and arrives amid the band’s Slipknot Roadshow North American tour.

You can listen to the album in full via Apple Music

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Slipknot

Corey Taylor Reveals Lyrical Themes for Next SLIPKNOT Album

Slipknot is in the midst of recording their new album, with the anticipated release sometime this summer.

With that, it’s pretty surprising that Taylor is making himself available for interviews. Last week, he spoke about how he prefers working with producer Greg Fidelman over a big name like Rick Rubin, and this week, he spoke with Music Week about the lyrical inspirations for the new album.

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Metallics

Cliff Burton vs Jason Newsted

Metallica fans often obsess over bass: whether it’s the greatness of Cliff Burton’s playing, the absence of any audible bass playing on …And Justice for All, the rest of the Jason Newsted era and the following era, which featured his successor, Robert Trujillo. In a new interview, producer Flemming Rasmussen went in-depth about the recording process with the thrash legends and discussed working with both Burton and Newsted.

 

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Release Day Roundup – 6/8/18

Each month, we always seem to come to the same conclusion when it comes to our  Editors’ Picks  column: Friday release days open the floodgates and unleash a seemingly endless stream of quality new music. But while some of our Editors and Contributors sit down gleefully each week to dive into this newly stocked treasure trove, others find themselves drawing a blank at the end of the month due to the breakneck pace needed to keep up to date with what’s been released.

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Closet Witch

Closet Witch – Self-titled

I’m not gonna do it. I’m not going to spiel about how midwestern hardcore doesn’t get a fair shake and that there’s tons of underappreciated bands out there who can fucking trounce the next big dumb band from the next big dumb city. It’s true, but it’s redundant and (to this writer) it feels like excuse-making. Iowa’s Closet Witch need no such excuse; where they’re from isn’t so much important here.

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Anthrax

ANTHRAX Worship Music

“Time bomb… ticking away, ticking away”. These lyrics from the bridge of “Earth On Hell” are surely deliberate. Faced with both the personal flame out of the poorly received Dan Nelson as well as snubbed overtures directed toward John Bush, the remaining members of Anthrax went into fight or flight mode: either it was time to take an extended hiatus or, to use sports terminology, go into rebuilding mode.

The band opted for the latter.  A hiatus wasn’t really a viable option, considering Anthrax haven’t released a studio album since 2003’s under-publicized We’ve Come for You All.  And when an opportunity arose to tour with Metallica, Slayer and Megadeth as part of a Big 4 tour, the solution was ready made… Joey Belladonna had to be wooed back.

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Megadeth “Poisonous Shadows” Live

Check out the live performance by Megadeth.