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NoCleanSinging.com has posted an editorial online on the pros and cons of covers, after hearing the Anachronaeon cover of Iron Maiden's "Wasting Love." An excerpt from the editorial can be viewed below.
Song covers that just faithfully reproduce an original song don’t add anything. Why would anyone listen to a reproduction when you can listen to the original? That point seems inarguable. So, if a cover needs to be different from the original to be worth hearing, what makes a cover succeed and what makes it fail?
I think the answer depends to some extent on the popularity of the original song and how you, as a listener, feel about it. If it’s a great song, a well-remembered song, the kind of song that welcomingly unfolds in your head as soon as you hear the first few notes, then a band that alters that song in a cover is playing with fire. I think for a cover of that kind of song to work, the cover band almost has to change it dramatically. Making minor alterations around the edges can be jarring — you mind is playing one thing in your head from memory, and here and there the cover recording is doing something else that you’re unlikely to hear as an improvement on the original.
On the other hand, changing a beloved original song in dramatic ways can be equally off-putting — or it can be a wonderful surprise. It all depends on whether the cover song can stand on its own as something interestingly different, on whether the cover band has found something in the original that it can run with, maintaining a connection to the original but spinning out a variation that can stand on its own two legs as a good piece of music. There’s no formula for how to do this.
Two covers I’ve heard recently (and written about) jump to mind as examples of what works. One is Amon Amarth‘s cover of System of A Down‘s “Aerials”, which appeared as a bonus track on Surtur Rising. Another is Torture Division‘s cover of a Mastodon song called “Iron Tusk." Both songs imprint the cover band’s own particular style on the original, creating something different and good, without completely losing connection with the originals.
Read the full article at No Clean Singing.
As was previously announced, Iron Maiden had to cancel last night's show in Brazil due to the security barricade collapsing. Shadowside has now issued the following statement about the show:
"Brazilian female-fronted metal band Shadowside performed last night at HSBC Arena in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The band was supporting Iron Maiden, that was unfortunately forced to cancel the concert and reschedule it to tonight due to problems with the security barricade.
"Despite several websites confirming that Shadowside will play again tonight, the promoter company Mondo Entretenimento, trying to solve all problems and organize the new concert, could not tell for sure if there would be technical conditions to keep the Brazilians on the event, thus deciding to keep only Maiden on the rescheduled show.
"Dani Nolden (lead singer), Raphael Mattos (guitars), Ricardo Piccoli (bass) and Fabio Buitvidas (drums) would like to thank everyone around Iron Maiden, Mondo Entretenimento and HSBC Arena for the opportunity, attention and cordiality, as well as the crowd for such a warm reception. All Shadowside members wish Iron Maiden and the fans a great gig tonight.
"On the occasion, Shadowside performed for the first time three new songs that will be on their upcoming album 'Inner Monster Out,' to be released on June 7 on SHP/Universal Music worldwide. 'I'm Your Mind,' 'Disrupted Reality' and 'Gag Order,' the last one already been played during their latest European tour as W.A.S.P.'s special guests, had excellent acceptance during their performance in Rio."
Video footage has been posted online showing a surging crowd of Iron Maiden fans that caused a security barricade to collapse during the band's concert earlier tonight (Sunday, March 27) at the HSBC Arena in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, forcing the group to cancel its performance. The incident happened during the first song of the band's set, "Satellite 15...The Final Frontier." You can view the video below.
"Beyond The Lighted Stage," the documentary about the iconic Canadian progressive hard rock trio Rush was honored in the "Music DVD Of The Year" category at this year's Juno gala dinner and award ceremony held on Saturday, March 26, 2011 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
This marks the second consecutive win in this Juno category for filmmakers Sam Dunn and Scot McFadyen of Banger Films, who received the same award last year for "Iron Maiden: Flight 666."
The Junos are the Canadian equivalent of the Grammy Awards and showcase Canadian bands and artists exclusively with the award ceremony being active since 1970. The full televised awards ceremony is set to take place on March 27, 2011 at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto, Ontario.
British heavy metal legends Iron Maiden have announced that the money made from the sales of their Japanese event shirts will be donated to a charity assisting victims of the recent Sendai earthquake and tsunami. A message from the band's manager Rod Smallwood reads as follows:
"Following the cancellation of both Maiden Tokyo shows due to recent events in Japan, we will be donating the proceeds from sales of the Japanese event shirt available from the Official Iron Maiden Shop (ie. the shirt without tour dates on) to a charity assisting victims of the earthquake. Feedback from our Fanclub Forum suggests our fans fully support this proposal.
"We plan to do likewise with the stock of event shirts currently in Tokyo, which were due to be sold onsite at the Tokyo venue (ie. the shirt with tour dates on). Details will follow as soon as possible as to where these will be available from, once we have worked out shipping, etc.
"The charity we shall be coordinating sales of both events shirts through is the Japanese Red Cross. This is their website for anyone who may want to make a donation.
"Shirts are now available at this location."
Mexican doomsters Maligno have been tabbed to support Iron Maiden for two dates in Mexico; and as it happens it is the next two nights! Maligno released the following statement regarding the honor:
"We feel very thrilled and honored for this opportunity and to share the stage with a heavy metal legend and monster of a band as Iron Maiden also returning to Mexico City and playing the Foro Sol and the new auditorium in our hometown Monterrey."
The two dates are as follows:
March 17 - Monterrey, México – Auditorio Banamex
March 18 – Mexico City – Foro Sol
Maligno released the band's second studio album, "Universevil," back in September of 2008, and has finished mixing a third as-yet-untitled album, which will have guest spots from Testament's Alex Skolnick and Rodrigo y Gabriela. Check out more at Maligno's MySpace Page.
British heavy metal legends Iron Maiden have announced that they will be releasing a new compilation album entitled, "From Fear To Eternity: The Best Of 1990-2010." As the title suggests, this collection will feature songs which span from 1990's, "No Prayer For The Dying" through to 2010's, "The Final Frontier." You can check out the artwork below. The compilation will span two discs and feature the following songs:
1. The Wicker Man
2. Holy Smoke
3. El Dorado
5. Different World
6. Man On The Edge (Live)
7. The Reincarnation Of Benjamin Breeg
8. Blood Brothers
10. Sign Of The Cross (Live)
11. Brave New World
12. Fear Of The Dark (Live)
1. Be Quick Or Be Dead
3. No More Lies
4. Coming Home
5. The Clansman (Live)
6. For The Greater Good of God
7. These Colours Don't Run)
8. Bring Your Daughter... To The Slaughter
9. Afraid To Shoot Strangers
10. Dance Of Death
11. When The Wild Wind Blows More...
The nominees have been revealed for the forthcoming edition of the Metal Hammer Golden Gods awards. The 2011 event is set to take place on Monday, June 13 in London, England. The list of nominees and the award categories can be viewed below. You can vote for the award nominees at this location.
Best International Band:
1. AVENGED SEVENFOLD
2. DIMMU BORGIR
3. STONE SOUR
4. CHILDREN OF BODOM
Best U.K. Band:
1. IRON MAIDEN
2. BRING ME THE HORIZON
5. BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE
Best Live Band:
1. CANCER BATS
3. ROB ZOMBIE
5. MACHINE HEAD
Best New Band:
1. THE DEFILED
4. THE DAMNED THINGS
4. THE DEAD LAY WAITING
1. PARKWAY DRIVE
2. A DAY TO REMEMBER
1. Gus G. (FIREWIND, OZZY OSBOURNE)
2. Mark Tremonti (ALTER BRIDGE)
3. Alexi Laiho (CHILDREN OF BODOM)
4. Marc Rizzo (CAVALERA CONSPIRACY, SOULFLY)
5. Synyster Gates (AVENGED SEVENFOLD)
Metal As Fuck:
4. Zakk Wylde
Event Of The Year:
1. Rob Zombie's return
2. Manowar's return
3. System of a Down reforming
4. The "Big Four" U.K. announcement
5. "Beavis And Butthead"'s resurrection
British heavy metal legends Iron Maiden have announced that they have canceled their planned concerts in Japan this weekend, following the natural disasters which occurred in the country yesterday. A message from Japanese promoter Creativeman reads as follows:
"Following the cancellation of Saturday, March 12 show, Iron Maiden's show scheduled at Saitama Super Arena on Sunday, March 13 is now canceled as well, due to obvious safety concerns towards the audience, the artist, and the venue, caused by the earthquake of Friday, March 11. Your ticket for Sunday, March 13 will be refunded. Please contact Creativeman after Monday, March 14 on the refund process. Apologies for any inconvenience caused. TEL: 03-3462-6969 (12pm-6pm weekdays)."
Speaking on the tragic events of yesterday, founding member and bassist Steve Harris commented:
"We are extremely saddened by the calamitous events of the last day or so which led to the cancellation or our two shows in Tokyo. Our deepest sympathies go out to everyone affected by this disaster - our fans in Japan, the people of Japan and those in many other places suffering from the Tsunami. We are also aware that a number of fans flew into Tokyo from various parts of the world to see a Maiden show there and we hope you guys are safe and sound. We have had a long relationship with this wonderful country and have always been made to feel most welcome - this would have been something like our 16th tour. Our sincerest condolences to all those who have suffered and to the families and friends of those who tragically lost their lives."
Orange County, California based hard rockers Avenged Sevenfold have been confirmed as the headliners for this year's edition of the Revolver Golden Gods Awards, which will take place on April 20th at the Nokia Centre in Los Angeles, California and will be televised by VH1 on May 28th.
Also performing at the show will be the original lineup of the Alice Cooper band, as well as Duff McKagen's Loaded, Devildriver, Asking Alexandria, Volbeat and Fozzy, who's lead singer Chris Jericho will also be hosting the event. Alice Cooper is also set to receive the eponymous Golden God award, while Motley Crue will be picking up the Ronnie James Dio Lifetime Achievement Award. The list of other nominees for the awards are as follows: More...
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Jason Myers, bassist and keyboardist for Pittsburgh-based trad-metal outfit Icarus Witch, recently posted a fun story about how Nicko McBrain had been spotted wearing Icarus Witch shirts in Iron Maiden photos. The first bits of the post are blockquoted here - for the full story, pictures of Iron Maiden in Icarus Witch T-Shirts and all things Icarus Witch, head on over to Icarus Witch's Facebook page.
In 2008, a friend of mine emailed me and said "Dude, how'd you get Nicko McBrain to where an Icarus Witch shirt?" I laughed. Honestly, have no idea how he got his shirt. But it appeared first in a spread in Brave Words & Bloody Knuckles magazine.
Shortly after, I was browsing the magazine section and noticed the June 2008 issue of Metal Edge magazine had Maiden on the cover. Nicko, once again sporting his Witch "True Pittsburgh Metal" T.
Unfortunately, he has his arms crossed in both pics, leading me to assume that either: A) Maiden also has a "No other band T-Shirts in our promo photos" rule and Steve reamed him out. or B) It was really cold in the photo studio that day. Haha. Either way, I've since noticed lots of photos of Nicko and this is a common pose for him in pix, so I'll assume the best.
Police.nsw.gov.au has issued a statement warning music fans attending the upcoming Soundwave festival that police will be actively searching for drug users and dealers. The press release can be read below.
Police will run a high-visibility operation at this weekend’s Soundwave Music Festival, targeting illegal and anti-social behaviour.
Operation Koolah will run at the festival, to be held at Olympic Park from 10am to 6pm on Sunday (27 February 2011). Police from the Drug Detection Dogs Unit, Mounted Police and the Licensing Unit will make up a large component of the police presence that will be targeting anti-social behaviour and alcohol-related offences.
The NSW Police event commander, Detective Superintendent Greg Rolph, said that the majority of party-goers have enjoyed themselves within the law in recent years. Despite this we still see a small number of revellers who insist on participating in illegal and anti-social behaviour.
“There will be drug detection dogs as well as a large number of overt and covert police resources aimed at catching those taking or dealing illegal drugs.
“Recreational drugs can be incredibly dangerous and anyone bringing them to the event can expect to be caught.nn“We have worked together with event organisers and other interest groups to ensure the best possible plans are in place to make the event as safe as possible – it is now up to the patrons to do their part,” Detective Superintendent Rolph said.
Bands scheduled to appear at the festival include Iron Maiden, Rob Zombie, Dimmu Borgir, All That Remains, and many more. Additional details on the festival can be found at this location.
Iron Maiden vocalist Bruce Dickinson has provided the following video tours of his "Ed Force One" Boeing 757 Aircraft, which he pilots and uses to fly the band to all of its international tour destinations. You can view the three clips below:
February 14th is a date that means different things to different people. For some, Valentine’s Day is that special occasion to show someone how much you care, while for others it’s an unfortunate reminder of just how long that unused condom has been stashed in your wallet. For every lucky gentleman who has found the lady he can sexually accost without fear of court mandated harassment classes, there’s that lonely soul who will spend Valentine’s Day with nothing but music out the speakers and a bottle of Jack.
No matter which side you fall on, heavy metal has got a song to match your mood and help you head bang through the gooiest of all the holidays.
Whether any given track is purposefully over the top and funny, depressing enough to make you pull out the eyeliner and candles, or just plain outright disturbing, metal is no stranger to the anti-love song. So for those of you will be spending Valentine’s Day alone, or just simply think the holiday is nothing more than a marketing ploy to sell chocolates and greeting cards, here’s a series of anti-love anthems to get you through the day.
For those who still have a heart and haven't devolved into extreme cynicism, you can also check out our companion listing of pro-love heavy metal music at this location.
Metalunderground.com is no stranger to aberrant sexual behavior, as we have the honor of being home the infamous “I’d put my tongue in her butt” forum thread. The following, um, “tongue-in-cheek” songs are all dedicated to everyone who has ever contributed a post to that thread.
Whether 80’s glam rock parody/tribute act Steel Panther is singing love songs or anti-love songs is a matter of some debate. What could be more loving than each band member’s willingness to sleep with anything that moves, regardless of VD status? Take the particularly touching song “Turn Out The Lights,” in which we are informed that front man Michael Starr is in desperate need of some physical attention, even though his partner actively disgusts him. What’s a horny rock star to do? Look no further than the title for the answer:
British heavy metal legends Iron Maiden have picked up the Grammy Award for Best Metal Performance this year with their song, "El Dorado," which comes from their latest studio album, "The Final Frontier." The band won the award despite competition from Slayer, Korn, Megadeth and Lamb Of God. Also bringing home an award was supergroup Them Crooked Vultures, who won the prize for Best Hard Rock Performance with their song, "New Fang," Canadian rock legend Neil Young won claimed the Best Rock Song title with, "Angry World" and Jeff Beck, who won the award for Best Rock Instrumental Performance with "Hammerhead."
Black Tide has been added as support for two announced U.S. dates of Iron Maiden’s "Final Frontier" world tour. Black Tide will take the stage in the band's home state of Florida for two nights – April 16th and 17th. The details are as follows:
April 16th at Bank Atlantic Center in Sunrise, Florida
April 17th at St. Pete Times Forum in Tampa, Florida
You can also check out Metalunderground.com's interview with Black Tide's Gabriel Garcia here.
Exodus guitarist Gary Holt has posted the following update online, on which he comments on the band's forthcoming slot opening for Iron Maiden in Chile.
"There's no one bigger than Iron Maiden in South America. I've seen the DVD footage of their shows down in that part of the world, and to actually get to open for them ANYWHERE is amazing! But down there? Absolutely spectacular!
"We'll be playing Santiago with my heroes — a band whose songs we were covering at backyard parties — in front of 65,000 people! Suddenly we all got a big second wind! Stoked beyond belief is an understatement!"
Exodus will open for Iron Maiden on April 10, 2011 at Estadio Nacional in Santiago, Chile.
It has been confirmed that American metal act Slipknot will play direct support to British heavy metal legends Iron Maiden at the forthcoming Swiss edition of the Sonisphere festival. The Swiss edition of the Sonisphere festival is set to take place on June 24, 2011 in Basel, St. Jakob. Hard rock legend Alice Cooper is also set to perform.
The confirmed line-up now includes:
BRING ME THE HORIZON
American/Norwegian symphonic metallers Kamelot have been announced as the support act for Iron Maiden's April 8, 2011 performance at Estadio Velez Sarsfield in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
It was recently announced that Iron Maiden will be the featured headline act at the 2011 Sonisphere festival in Warsaw, Poland. The event, which played home to the "big four" last year, will be taking place on Friday, June 10, 2011 at the Bemowo Airfield in Warsaw, Poland.
British heavy metal legends Iron Maiden have been announced as the featured headline act for the 2011 edition of the Sonisphere festival in Poland. The event, which played home to the "big four" last year, will be taking place on Friday, June 10, 2011 at the Bemowo Airfield in Warsaw, Poland.
Other European dates for the band include:
May 28 - Frankfurt, Germany - Festhalle
May 29 - Oberhausen, Germany - Kopi Arena
May 31 - Munich, Germany - Olympiahalle
Jun. 02 - Hamburg, Germany - O2 World
Jun. 03 - Berlin, Germany - O2 World
Jun. 07 - Stuttgart, Germany - Schleyerhalle
Jun. 08 - Arnhem, The Netherlands - Gerledome
Jun. 27 - Paris, France - Bercy