Posts Tagged ‘past’

Tremonti Teases New Video With Cryptic Trailer

YouTube Something wicked this way comes? Mark Tremonti  is readying their latest assault on the airwaves with the single ‘Wish You Well’ and he offered a rather cryptic and somewhat spooky trailer as a preview of what lies in wait. The teaser, simply titled ‘Digging Up the Past,’ puts the viewer in a rather unsettling state of mind. Whether it be the muddled whispers, the scenes of a shovel digging up something in the dark, the discovery of what seems to be an endless line that the unseen character is pulling or the revelation of Mark Tremonti opening up what appears to be a chest with the light shining back at him, there is definitely something dark and mysterious afoot. Adding to the mystery is a set of images, numbers and coordinates that will surely keep the puzzle enthusiasts and conspiracy theorists busy until the new video for ‘Wish You Well’ arrives in full on Wednesday, Jan. 16. ‘Wish You Well’ is featured on Tremonti’s debut solo effort, ‘All I Was.’ The musician and his self-titled band will be hitting the road in the coming weeks to continue promotion of the effort. Watch Tremonti’s ‘Digging Up the Past’ Teaser Clip [button href=”” title=”Next: Tremonti Announce 2013 Tour Dates” align=”center”]

Former Holy Terror Vocalist Keith Deen Dies at 56 Former Holy Terror vocalist Keith Deen has passed away at the age of 56. The metal musician was recently diagnosed with cancer and, unfortunately, Deen lost his battle with the disease. Deen lent his talents to the thrash/speed metal band Holy Terror’s 1987 debut full-length, ‘Terror and Submission’ and ‘Mind Wars’ the year after. Shortly after Holy Terror released ‘Mind Wars,’ Deen left the band, leading to the act’s eventual breakup. Guitarist Kurt Cofelt (aka Kurt Kilfelt), who founded Holy Terror after leaving Agent Steel, re-formed Holy Terror in 2005, even releasing the album ‘El Revengo’ in 2006. However, Deen declined Cofelt’s invite to rejoin the group at that time. After learning of Deen’s passing, Cofelt stated, ”With the loss of Keith Deen, a part of me is gone as well.” The webmaster of a  Holy Terror fan site posted a memoriam that serves as a touching tribute to Deen: At approximately 7:30 PM on December 15th, 2012 I was informed by my dear friend Chris Carlson from Chicago that Keith Deen of Holy Terror passed away.  He had been battling cancer since September of 2012.  Like any normal person, it blew through me like a heat wave.  My plan was to go for a walk when I got home which was where I was heading when I got Chris’ message about Keith.  So, I got home and went for my walk. A permanent piece of real estate on my iTouch is dedicated to Holy Terror as one would expect.  So, I queued up the “El Revengo” recordings and hit the pavement.  The house I bought last year is in the neighborhood I grew up in and as I walked I started to remember a younger, plump, mullet headed version of myself riding my GT Performer up and down these same streets tossing papers on porches to the same soundtrack I was listening to right now.  Sometimes it is good to relive the past, at least to a small degree. On that thought though, I am not a very big fan of nostalgia anymore.  But, some things I just can’t deny.  Keith Deen fucking ruled. Keith Deen Roared. Keith Deen Screeched. Keith Deen Yelled. Keith Deen Sang. If you listen to Both Terror and Submission & Mind Wars , you will agree that Keith Deen covered pretty much every style of vocal delivery imaginable in just those 2 albums.  I often wonder what Holy Terror as a band would have done and created if they had stayed together.  The past is the past though, and I know that the guys in the band would say the same thing. So with that I would like to speak directly to Keith….. Keith, Thank You for Roaring at me. Thank You for Screeching at me. Thank You for Yelling at me. Thank You for Singing to me. Thank you for joining Holy Terror all those years ago and giving speed metal a fresh new voice. Thank you for being the co-writer of “The Immoral Wasteland”, my all time favorite song. Thank you Keith, for being who you were. We will meet again my friend, and when that time comes, I am going to buy you a drink and ask if you would be interested in singing in my band…… We’d like to offer our condolences to the family and friends of Keith Deen. To celebrate the life and musical contributions of Deen, check out ‘The Immortal Wasteland’ from the ‘Mind Wars’ album in the player below. Holy Terror, ‘The Immortal Wasteland’ [button href=”” title=”See the Rockers We’ve Lost in 2012″ align=”center”]

Lenny Kravitz To Play Marvin Gaye in New Biopic

Carlos Alvarez, Getty Images Who better to play out the trials and tribulations of an R&B legend on the big screen than another musician, right? At least that’s what the creators of the upcoming biopic on Marvin Gaye seemed to have in mind when they cast rocker Lenny Kravitz for the iconic part. Over the past few years Kravitz has quietly added ‘actor’ to his repertoire of artistic skills. Although this will serve as his first leading role, Kravitz does have some acting experience under his belt. In the past few years he’s played parts in movies like ‘The Hunger Games’ and ‘Precious’ and has a handful of additional movies he’s contributed to sitting in post-production or currently being filmed. According to ABC News , the Marvin Gaye biopic will focus on the troubled artist’s life during the early ‘80s when he was in Europe and trying to kick his drug habit and revive his music career. Gaye’s life came to a tragic end in 1984 when he was shot by his father. Although Kravitz has not yet commented on his involvement, his publicist has confirmed his role. The biopic is set to be shot next year and directed by Julien Temple. Kravitz’s most recent album, ‘Black and White America,’ was released in August of 2011. [button href=”” title=”Next: Filmmaker Says Courtney Love Not Involved in Kurt Cobain Documentary” align=”center”]

Anthrax’s Scott Ian to Record Comedy Metal Album With Funnyman Brian Posehn

Frazer Harrison, Getty Images Anthrax guitarist Scott Ian has enjoyed working with metal-loving comedian Brian Posehn on a couple of tracks in the past and those good times have led the metal icon to reportedly sign on for a full album with the comedian. reports Posehn revealed the collaboration during a visit to SiriusXM’s Liquid Metal studio. In the past, Posehn roped in Ian for the songs ‘ Metal by Numbers ‘ and ‘ More Metal Than You ‘ on his previous albums, and this time rather than bolstering his comedy with the songs, they’re planning a full “comedy-metal” release. Posehn told host Jose Mangin that one of the songs will be titled ‘Satan Is Kind of a Dick,’ and that there will also be some metal covers on the album, though perhaps not glaringly obvious ones. For instance, on his last album, Posehn amped up the wattage on Kenny Rogers’ ‘ The Gambler ‘ to give it that metal feel, and he revealed that he and Ian had discussed the possibility of giving a metal spin to the A-Ha classic, ‘ Take on Me .’ The comedian says there may also be a few other metal cameos on the effort, but he wasn’t ready to divulge who just yet. Though a title or release date have yet to be announced, Posehn confirmed that the disc will come out through Megaforce Records. [button href=”” title=”Next: Anthrax: Top 21st Century Metal Songs” align=”center”]

Corey Taylor Talks New Stone Sour Music, Knotfest, Slipknot’s Future + More

Slipknot / Stone Sour frontman Corey Taylor was the guest on Full Metal Jackie’s radio show this past weekend. He spoke all the hard work Stone Sour put into their double concept albums ‘House of Gold & Bones – Part 1’ and ‘Part 2,’ as well as this year’s first installment of Knotfest and how long Slipknot fans will need to wait for new music. If you missed Jackie’s show,

My Chemical Romance to Unearth Tracks Off Scrapped ‘Conventional Weapons’ Album

If you’re a My Chemical Romance fan and wonder what might have been with their scrapped pre-’Danger Days’ material, you’re about to find out. My Chemical Romance had all sorts of trouble moving on after the career high point of ‘The Black Parade,’ with singer Gerard Way claiming that they were ready to try something without all the pomp and circumstance that their past albums had. They had gone so

Sum 41 to Embark on ‘Does This Look Infected?’ 10th Anniversary Tour

Get ready for a full-blown, pop-punk blast from the past, because Sum 41 have announced their plans to play the ‘Does This Look Infected?’ album in its entirety during their next tour. Nov. 26 will mark the 10th anniversary of the album, which to date, has sold over nine million copies worldwide. Home to pop-punk and punk rock anthems such as ‘Still Waiting,’ ‘The Hell Song’ and ‘Over My Head