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Testament’s Set List From Huntington, New York Live Album Performance Revealed

Nuclear Blast Records Testament took the stage at Huntington, New York’s Paramount Theatre Friday night (Feb. 15) with the primary goal of filming and recording the experience for an upcoming DVD and live album. In all, the band clocked in a 90-minute-plus performance and a set list from the show has now surfaced. As expected, there was a mix of older favorites and songs from the band’s latest album. The show began with ‘Rise Up,’ which serves as the lead off track from their most recent disc, ‘Dark Roots of Earth.’ ‘Native Blood,’ ‘True American Hate,’ and the ‘Dark Roots of Earth’ title track also made the night’s set list during the body of the show. The performance also featured a pair of encores, with the band rocking out ‘The Formation of Damnation’ during their first return and ‘Over the Wall’ and ‘Disciples of the Watch’ to close out the night. The still untitled live disc would be the band’s first concert release since 2009′s ‘Live at Eindhoven ’87.’ They also released their ‘Live in London’ DVD back in 2005 and ‘Seen Between the Lines’ on VHS in 1991. Though the entire show was recorded and the set list is offered below, things such as which songs make the cut and running order have not been decided. Singer Chuck Billy recently stated prior to the Huntington show, “We haven’t shot a live DVD or CD since our ‘Live in London’ release and we’ve had two killer albums since then. We thought it would be cool to put out a live DVD/CD focusing on the last three records (‘The Gathering,’ ‘The Formation of Damnation’ and ‘Dark Roots of Earth’) mixed in with a good amount of classics too. Last time we recorded anything live in America was for Live at the Fillmore on the West Coast. This time we thought we’d give the East Coast a chance to show the world how crazy and loud they can be. We’re going to be playing an extra-long 17 – 18 song set, which will be our lengthiest set of the tour. Let’s see all you thrashers stirring it up out there and singing along! See ya!” The band is currently on tour with Overkill , Flotsam and Jestam and 4ARM. The remaining dates of the trek can be seen here . Testament — Huntington, N.Y., Feb. 15, 2013 Set List: ‘Rise Up’ ‘More Than Meets the Eye’ ‘Burnt Offerings’ ‘Native Blood’ ‘True American Hate’ ‘Dark Roots of Earth’ ‘Into the Pit’ ‘Practice What You Preach’ ‘Riding the Snake’ ‘Eyes of Wrath’ ‘Trial By Fire’ ‘The Haunting’ ‘The New Order’ ‘D.N.R. (Do Not Resuscitate)’ ’3 Days in Darkness’ Encore 1: ‘The Formation of Damnation’ Encore 2: ‘Over the Wall’ ‘Disciples of the Watch’ [button href=”” title=”Next: Chuck Billy Shares His Thoughts on Touring + Creating Music” align=”center”]

Testament to Record Live Album in New York For 2013 Release

Facebook: Testament Testament are undoubtedly one of metal’s greatest live acts. Brandishing nearly unparalleled power throughout their live shows, Testament simply cannot be ignored when they take the stage. It’s been a few years since the thrash legends released a live album, the latest being ‘Live at Eindhoven ’87′ in 2009, but after the success of the band’s 2012 full-length, ‘Dark Roots of Earth,’ it only makes sense that Testament will be taping a new live record on Feb. 15. Testament boasts one of metal’s finest lineups when it comes to pure talent, with Chuck Billy on vocals, Alex Skolnick and Eric Peterson on guitars, Greg Christian on bass and the ‘Atomic Clock’ Gene Hoglan on drums. It would truly be a crime not to own a solid piece of history from this particular Testament lineup, so luckily, before the end of 2013, a new live album from the Bay Area thrashers will hit the shelves. “We haven’t shot a live DVD or CD since our Live in London release and we’ve had two killer albums since then,” comments Testament’s towering vocalist Chuck Billy. “We thought it would be cool to put out a live DVD/CD focusing on the last three records (‘The Gathering,’ ‘The Formation of Damnation’ and ‘Dark Roots of Earth’) mixed in with a good amount of classics too. Last time we recorded anything live in America was for Live at the Fillmore on the West Coast. This time we thought we’d give the East Coast a chance to show the world how crazy and loud they can be. We’re going to be playing an extra-long 17 – 18 song set, which will be our lengthiest set of the tour. Let’s see all you thrashers stirring it up out there and singing along! See ya!” Testament are currently touring throughout North America with fellow thrash veterans Overkill . If you’re in the Long Island, N.Y. area, make sure to check out Testament at the Paramount on Feb. 15 to witness the making of the band’s live album in person! For Testament and Overkill’s full tour schedule, click here . [button href=”” title=”Testament’s Chuck Billy Talks Touring, Creating Music + More” align=”center”]

The Melvins Unveil ‘Everybody Loves Sausages’ Covers Album

Ipecac Recordings Ever wonder how the Melvins came up with the sound they did over the years? You can take a peek under their collective hoods April 30 as the band lays out their influences for fans with the new covers album, ‘Everybody Loves Sausages.’ Melvins leader Buzz Osbourne explains, “This record will give people a peek into the kind of things that influence us musically. We REALLY like all of these songs along with the bands who actually wrote this stuff because first and foremost, we are HUGE music fans.” The eclectic selection of covers includes cuts from rock icons like David Bowie (‘Station to Station’), Queen (‘Best Friend’) and The Kinks (‘Attitude’) alongside some lesser known songs from Venom (‘Warhead’), The Scientists (‘Set It on Fire’) and Throbbing Gristle (‘Heathen Earth’). In addition, the Melvins have invited a number of musicians to join them in their covers fun. Neurosis’ Scott Kelly, Tweak Bird’s Caleb Benjamin, Mudhoney’s Mark Arm, Blondie’s Clem Burke, Jello Biafro and Kevin Rutmanis, JG Thirlwell and Tom Hazelmeyer are among the guests on the disc. While the album is billed as a proper Melvins disc (with Osborne, Dale Crover, Jared Warren and Coady Willis taking part), there are a handful of tracks recorded in the band’s Melvins Light incarnation, which features Osborne, Crover and Trevor Dunn. Look for the Melvins’ ‘Everybody Loves Sausages’ via Ipecac Recordings on April 30. The Melvins’ ‘Everybody Loves Sausage’ Track Listing: 1. ‘Warhead’ (Venom; Guest: Scott Kelly of Neurosis) 2. ‘Best Friend’ (Queen; Guest: Caleb Benjamin of Tweak Bird) 3. ‘Black Betty’ (Original artist unknown) 4. ‘Set It on Fire’ (The Scientists; Guest: Mark Arm) 5. ‘Station to Station’ (David Bowie; Guest: JG Thirlwell) 6. ‘Attitude’ (The Kinks: Guest: Clem Burke of Blondie) 7. ‘Female Trouble’ (Divine a.k.a. John Waters) 8. ‘Carpe Diem’ (The Fugs) 9. ‘Timothy Leary Lives’ (Pop-O-Pies) 10. ‘In Every Dream Home a Heartache’ (Roxy Music; Guests: Jello Biafra and Kevin Rutmanis) 11. ‘Romance’ (Tales of Terror) 12. ‘Art School’ (The Jam; Guest: Tom Hazelmeyer) 13. ‘Heathen Earth’ (Throbbing Gristle) [button href=”” title=”Next: Buzz Osborne Dishes on Nine Inch Nails + Rob Zombie Tours” align=”center”]

Love and Death vs. Voivod – Cage Match

Photos: Facebook: Love and Death / Century Media Love and Death are on a roll with ‘I W8 4 U’ as they beat out Ghost in the last Cage Match, but can they do it again against today’s competitors? The Canadian metal veterans of Voivod take the Cage Match by storm with their latest single ‘Mechanical Mind’ off of their brand new album ‘Target Earth,’ their 13th album overall and first since 2009′s ‘Infini.’ So, will Voivod and their ‘Mechanical Mind’ figure out a path to victory? Or will Love and Death and their track ‘I W8 4 U’ continue to reign? Two very different sounds but both bands have the same goal in mind — Cage Match victory. Listen to both songs and vote for your favorite in the poll below! (This Cage Match will run until Friday, Feb. 1, at 8AM ET. Fans can vote once per hour! So come back and vote often to make sure your favorite song wins!) Love and Death, ‘I W8 4 U’ Voivod, ‘Mechanical Mind’ Sorry, you need to have javascript running to see this poll. Email Me When Cage Match Winners Are Announced Enter your email address below to receive the Loudwire newsletter, which will include notification of the daily winner of the Cage Match, as well as our top stories of the day. Email Rules of Cage Match: Fans can vote once per hour for their favorite song. If a song remains the reigning champ for five straight cage matches, it is retired to the Loudwire Cage Match Hall of Fame. With so many great songs out there, we have to give other bands a chance!

Daily Reload: Loudwire Music Award Winners + More

Mary Ouellette, (3) – Congrats to all of the victors of the fan-voted 2012 Loudwire Music Awards. Click through the list of winners, starting here: [ Loudwire ] – Shinedown ‘s Brent Smith says a hurtful comment from Kathie Lee Gifford helped spark his desire to lose weight. [ Loudwire ] – Buckcherry lead us into temptation with the debut of their ‘Gluttony’ video. [ Loudwire ] – Listen to an exclusive stream of Voivod ‘s new ‘Target Earth’ album here: [ Loudwire ] – January may be only midway through, but check out what’s on the horizon with our list of February’s new album releases here: [ Loudwire ] – Thom Yorke has created a new mixtape filled with unreleased solo material and remixes of Radiohead and Atoms for Peace tunes. [ ] – One of Pussy Riot ‘s members has been denied in her appeal to defer her jail sentence to be with her young child. [ ] – Great White ‘s Jack Russell will mark the tenth anniversary of the tragic concert fire at The Station with a memorial concert. [ Ultimate Classic Rock ] – Phil Lesh and Gov’t Mule will headline the 2013 Mountain Jam Festival. [ Ultimate Classic Rock ]

Voivod, ‘Target Earth’ – Exclusive Album Stream

Century Media Records Canadian heavy metal veterans Voivod are celebrating their 30th anniversary with a new album set for release on Jan. 22. What’s that? You can’t wait until the 22nd to hear the new record! Settle down, because we’ve got some great news for you; Voivod’s thirteenth studio album, ‘Target Earth,’ is available for streaming in full exclusively here on Loudwire. Voivod were founded in late January 1983, so it’s only right that the Canadian outfit celebrate late January 2013 with a new release. Along with the band’s 30th anniversary, ‘Target Earth’ celebrates Voivod’s debut release on Century Media Records. The label is teaming up with Voivod’s own company, Iron Gang Factory, to distribute the disc. ‘Target Earth’ marks the return of the band’s original bassist, Jean Yves Thériault (Blacky), making the album his first with the band since 1991′s Angel Rat . If you remember, ex-Metallica bassist Jason Newsted was a member of Voivod from 2002 to 2008. In addition, ‘Target Earth’ marks the first album to feature guitarist Dan Mongrain (Chewy), who took over the slot vacated by the late, great Denis D’Amour (Piggy). The lineup is rounded out by original members Denis Belanger (Snake) on vocals and Michel Langevin (Away) on drums. But enough with all these words, check out ‘Target Earth’ in full in the player below. If you dig what you hear, pre-order ‘Target Earth’ in one of its various packages at the Century Media store  or at iTunes . Listen to Voivod’s ‘Target Earth’ Album in Full

10 Best Marilyn Manson Songs

Mary Ouellette, Marilyn Manson 's best songs document a career that is unlike any other that came before him. Mixing a rock 'n' roll mentality with electronic elements and profound lyrics narrating the progression of society in real time, Manson has developed a polarizing identity as both a beloved hero and a reviled villain. Although Manson has experienced major highs and lows throughout his many years in the public eye, he now finds himself rejuvenated and nominated for a 2013 Grammy Award. To celebrate the career of the Antichrist Superstar, we've put together our list of the 10 Best Marilyn Manson Songs: ? 10 'Astonishing Panorama of the Endtimes' From: 'Celebrity Deathmatch Soundtrack' (1999) ? ? The full-speed-ahead rock track 'Astonishing Panorama of the Endtimes' was never actually included within any Marilyn Manson album. In fact, this track was exclusively released for the official soundtrack of the legendary claymation MTV series 'Celebrity Deathmatch.' Opening up the soundtrack, the song contains some sweet muddy shredding along with the captivating line, “Kill your god and kill your TV.” Listen to 'Astonishing Panorama of the Endtimes' ? ? 9 'The Nobodies' From: 'Holy Wood' (2000) ? ? After the Columbine school shooting of 1999, Marilyn Manson was one of many scapegoats targeted by a national media scrambling to make sense of the tragedy. After refusing to publicly speak of the incident as a protest against media sensationalism, Manson released 'The Nobodies' as the third single from his 2000 album, 'Holy Wood.' The song characterizes the Columbine shooters' rise from nobodies to household names, while taking a shot at the media with the line, “You should have seen the ratings that day.” Listen to 'The Nobodies' ? ? 8 'The Dope Show' From: 'Mechanical Animals' (1998) ? ? During the height of Manson's shocking persona, the sonic artist released 'The Dope Show' as the lead single for his 1998 album, 'Mechanical Animals.' The lurching track trudges through the subjects of American materialism, consumerism and the vast emptiness found within corporate control over creativity. In the legendary video for 'The Dope Show,' Manson appears as a sexless, soulless, manufactured product rather than a human being. Listen to 'The Dope Show' ? ? 7 'No Reflection' From: 'Born Villain' (2012) ? ? After going through a self-confessed low point in his career, Marilyn Manson chose to reevaluate his identity as an artist by surrounding himself with nothingness so he'd be forced to create. The result was Manson's best album in over a decade, 'Born Villain.' The album's lead single, 'No Reflection,' is brilliantly claustrophobic and one of Manson's strongest tracks to date. The song has even been nominated for a 2013 Grammy Award. Listen to 'No Reflection' ? ? 6 'The Fight Song' From: 'Holy Wood' (2000) ? ? Although many of Marilyn Manson's greatest works pull the listener into an eerie and uncomfortable, yet beautiful realm ('Speed of Pain' / 'The Last Day on Earth'), the musician has created some true anthems throughout his career. 'The Fight Song' is easily one of Manson's most powerful anthems, showcasing a contagious power along with compelling lyrics such as, “I'm not a slave to a god that doesn't exist / And I'm not a slave to a world that doesn't give a s–t.” Listen to 'The Fight Song' ? ? 5 'Tourniquet' From: 'Antichrist Superstar' (1996) ? ? From the 'Antichrist Superstar' album, 'Tourniquet' begins with the reversed message, “This is my most vulnerable moment.” Manson takes on the metaphorical role of a tourniquet, built on it's physically constricting yet life-saving qualities. Is Manson's message masochistic in nature? Do his lyrics address a relationship with substance abuse? Perhaps both … Perhaps neither. Either way, music is all about personal interpretation, and Manson gives his followers a lot to sink their teeth into with 'Tourniquet.' Listen to 'Tourniquet' ? ? 4 'Disposable Teens' From: 'Holy Wood' (2000) ? ? With a simple but powerful guitar lead introducing the essential track, 'Disposable Teens' was the first single released by Manson in the new millennium. Having penned a multitude of songs inspired by the teenage years, 'Disposable Teens' is one of Manson's greatest lyrical accomplishments, evidenced by lines such as, “And I'm a black rainbow / And I'm an ape of god / I've got a face that's made for violence upon / And I'm a teen distortion / Survived abortion / A rebel from the waist down.” Listen to 'Disposable Teens' ? ? 3 'Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)' From: 'Smells Like Children' (1995) ? ? Few artists can take another band's signature track and create a brilliant cover with its own distinct identity. Eurythmics released 'Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)' in 1983, selling more than one million copies of the single in the United States alone. Although the original song is widely known as a masterpiece, Marilyn Manson abducted the synth standard in 1995, stripping apart its pop dermis and filling the void with twisted darkness. Listen to 'Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)' ? ? 2 'Coma White' From: 'Mechanical Animals' (1998) ? ? There are few songs that dedicated Mansonites hold closer to their warm bodies than 'Coma White.' In the mind of Marilyn Manson, the color white represents a sense of “numbness” felt by the musician from both drug use and public scrutiny. The forefront version of 'Coma White' is found at the end of 'Mechanical Animals,' but there also exists a breathtaking acoustic version of the song, which is essential listening for both hardcore fans and those unfamiliar with Manson's music. Listen to 'Coma White' ? ? 1 'The Beautiful People' From: 'Antichrist Superstar' (1996) ? ? The anthem of all Manson anthems, 'The Beautiful People,' comes in at No. 1 on our list. With a heavy drum presence, sinister chants and an unforgettable guitar line mixed in with Manson's hushed whisper of the song's reprise, 'The Beautiful People' challenges societal materialism, which Manson labels as “the culture of beauty.” Instead of painstakingly weeding out all those he sings against, Manson takes a much simpler route heard in the lyrics, “There's no time to discriminate / Hate every motherf—er that's in your way.” Listen to 'The Beautiful People' ? ? What's Your Favorite Marilyn Manson Song? Which of our 10 Marilyn Manson song picks is your favorite? If your personal favorite didn't make our list, post it in the comments section below! ?