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Nazareth

Formed: 1968
From: United Kingdom
Last Known Status: Active

Latest Nazareth News

Below is our complete Nazareth news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

Note: We began associating news directly with bands in late 2003. Therefore, earlier band news may not be listed on this page.

Nazareth Reveals New Album Tracklisting

Scottish hard rock act Nazareth has revealed the tracklisting for its forthcoming full length album. The new album, titled "big Dogz," is set for release on May 10, 2011 through Eagle Rock Entertainment/earMusic. You can view the album's tracklisting below.

1. Big Dog's Gonna Howl
2. Claimed
3. When Jesus Comes To Save The World Again
4. Radio
5. No Mean Monster
6. Time And Tide
7. Lifeboat
8. The Toast
9. Watch Your Back
10. Butterfly
11. Sleeptalker

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Broken Hearts: An Ode To Anti-Love Metal

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.

Humorous

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:

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"Rock Band: Metal Track Pack" Details Revealed

A standalone metal-themed track pack for the "Rock Band" videogame series will be released on October 13th. The outing, dubbed "Rock Band: Metal Track Pack," will see a release at retail stores on the Xbox 360, Playstation 3, Playstation 2 and Wii and will feature the following track listing:

1. All That Remains - "Two Weeks"
2. At the Gates - "Blinded By Fear"
3. Black Tide - "Shockwave"
4. Blue Oyster Cult - "Transmaniacon MC"
5. Bullet For My Valentine - "Waking the Demon"
6. Children of Bodom - "Are You Dead Yet?"
7. Evile - "Thrasher"
8. Godsmack - "I Stand Alone"
9. The Haunted - "D.O.A."
10. Hawkwind - "Master Of The Universe"
11. I Mother Earth - "Levitate"
12. In This Moment - "Forever"
13. Judas Priest - "Screaming for Vengeance"
14. Lacuna Coil - "Closer"
15. Lamb Of God - "Laid to Rest"
16. Motorhead - "Killed by Death"
17. Nazareth - "Hair Of the Dog"
18. Queens of the Stone Age - "3's & 7's"
19. Rage Against The Machine - "Bulls On Parade"
20. Yngwie Malmsteen - "Red Devil"

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Halloween II Soundtrack To Feature New Recordings

Following the success of Rob Zombie’s initial reinvention of John Carpenter’s smash cult horror film HALLOWEEN, which premiered number one at the box office breaking all Labor Day Weekend 2007 records, comes the sequel, HALLOWEEN II, hitting theatres nationwide on August 28, 2009 from Dimension Films.

With the enormously popular horror movie series back, writer-producer-director Rob Zombie, once again puts his own twisted twist on the soundtrack. "Halloween II – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack" (Hip-O/UMe), set for release on August 25, 2009, and co-produced by Zombie, manages to bring together dialogue from the film as well as music from Motorhead, The Moody Blues, Scream (sans future member Dave Grohl), Rod Stewart, the MC5 and Foghat, alongside new psychobilly band Captain Clegg and the Night Creatures.

Zombie helmed 2007’s ninth installment in the HALLOWEEN franchise that began in 1978. HALLOWEEN II, which debuts August 28, picks up where HALLOWEEN left off, and focuses on the struggles of Laurie Strode (played by Scout Taylor-Compton) and killer Michael Myers (played by Tyler Mane).

The new recordings on "Halloween II – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack" include “Transylvania Terror Train” and “Honky Tonk Halloween” from Captain Clegg and the Night Creatures, who appear in the film. The band’s leader, Jesse Dayton, an Austin, Texas-based singer-guitarist who has played with Johnny Cash, Waylon Jennings, and Willie Nelson, was part of the duo Banjo & Sullivan that performed in Zombie’s 2005 flick The Devil’s Rejects and simultaneously released an album. Similarly, Rob Zombie Presents Captain Clegg And The Night Creatures (Stag/Zombie A Go Go) will be issued August 28.

Also new are “Laurie’s Theme” from John 5 produced by Bob Marlette, (Alice Cooper and Ozzy Osbourne); “Nurse Killa” from score composer Tyler Bates (Watchmen, 300, Halloween, The Devil’s Rejects); and a cover of Nazareth’s 1976 hit “Love Hurts” from singer Nan Vernon, who covered “(Don’t Fear) The Reaper” and “Mr. Sandman” for HALLOWEEN. More...

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Cradle To Grave Posts Nazareth Cover Online

Vancouver based metallers Cradle To Grave recently recorded a cover version of the Nazareth song "Miss Misery" for a now defunct Nazareth tribute project, which was scheduled for release sometime in 2009. The track is now available for streaming at the band's MySpace page.

The all-covers Manny Charlton produced release was to celebrate Nazareth's career filled with exclusive recordings, rumored to include Metallica "Please Don't Judas Me" and Guns And Roses "Holy Roller" among others heavyweights. The project has now been shelved.

"Miss Misery" was recorded at Screen Machine Studios in Surrey, BC and mixed and mastered by Devin Townsend at his Black Cat Studio location. Mr. Townsend also contributed his vocal abilities to the track which also featured Papa Cass from Burning Churches on lead guitar.

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Mullets Rock! Too!: Mullets In Love Album Details

A follow up to 2003's best-selling double-CD MULLETS ROCK! - inspired by 2001's Mullet-centric movie soundtrack album to Joe Dirt (Columbia/Legacy) - is in the works: Mullets Rock! Too!: Mullets In Love. The collection contains 18 tracks in the theme of "a romance in shag heaven" and comprises a stellar A-list of mulleteers past & present including Ted Nugent, Ace Frehley, Boston, Foghat, Eddie Money, Jefferson Starship, Aldo Nova, Blue Oyster Cult, Joan Jett & The Blackhearts, J. Geils Band, Nazareth, Cheap Trick, REO Speedwagon, Night Ranger, Bonnie Tyler, Cinderella, Lynyrd Skynyrd, and Kansas. This new collection arrives in stores March 6th on Legacy Recordings.

The MULLETS ROCK! TOO!: MULLETS IN LOVE tracklisting is as follows:

Side Pysched
1. Wang Dang Sweet Poontang - Ted Nugent, 1977
2. Do Ya - Ace Frehley, 1989
3. More Than A Feeling - Boston, 1976
4. I Just Want To Make Love To You - Foghat, 1972
5. Baby Hold On - Eddie Money, 1977
6. Jane - Jefferson Starship, 1979
7. Fantasy - Aldo Nova, 1981
8. Burnin' For You - Blue Oyster Cult, 1981
9. I Hate Myself For Loving You - Joan Jett & The Blackhearts, 1988
10. Love Stinks - J. Geils Band, 1980

Side Bummed
11. Love Hurts - Nazareth, 1975
12. The Flame - Cheap Trick, 1988
13. Take It On The Run - REO Speedwagon, 1980
14. Sister Christian - Night Ranger, 1983
15. Total Eclipse Of The Heart - Bonnie Tyler, 1983
16. Don't Know What You Got (Till It's Gone) - Cinderella, 1988
17. Tuesday's Gone - Lynyrd Skynyrd, 1983
18. Dust In The Wind - Kansas, 1977

As if that's not enough, I've included the rest of the press release verbage below purely for its comical value: More...

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Bang Your Head Festival Line Up Announced

The Bang Your Head festival has confirmed the following bands:

Edguy
Nazareth
Finntroll
Thunder
Brainstorm
Mercenary
Mystic Prophecy

The Bang Your Head festival is a 2 day music festival that takes place in Balingen, Germany. The festival has been in exisistance since 1996.

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Dream Theater Confirmed For Sweden Rock Festival

Sweden Rock Festival will take place on June 9 to 11, 2005 in Sölvesborg, Sweden. The progressive metal band Dream Theater have just been confirmed for the festival. Other confirmed band are as follows:

Swedish bands: Morgana Lefay, Satanic Slauter, Symphorce, Crystal Eyes, Yngwie Malmsteen, Candlemass, Hammerfall, Therion, Hellfueled, Statetrooper, A.C.T, Thryfing

Foreign bands: Mötley Crüe (US), Accept (D), DIO (UK), Saxon (UK), Kansas (US), Styx (US), Blackfoot (US), Magnum (UK), Sebastian Bach (US), Helix (CAN), Vixen (US), Sonata Arctica (FIN), Robin Trower (US), Nazareth (UK), Shakra (CH), Force Of Evil (DK)

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First 2 Bands Confirmed Sweden Rock 2005

Two bands already confirmed their participation to Sweden Rock Festival 2005. They are: Nazareth (UK) and Hellfueled (Swe). Sweden Rock Festival (2005) will be held during June 9th - 11th 2005 in Sölvesborg.

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