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I hadn't seen Children of Bodom live since the band opened for Megadeth back in 2008, so of course I was anxious to see the group play again. The fact that Children of Bodom was playing with Devin Townsend and Septicflesh just made this show that much harder to overlook. Plus the fact that The House of Blues has a great location and is known for providing great sound quality sweetened the deal.
After meeting an interviewing Devin Townsend himself for an interview that will be posted shortly, as well as getting my Strapping Young Lad collection signed, I unfortunately had to deal with The House of Blues draconian security, which required me to leave the backstage area, get a ticket after being confirmed to be on the guest list, head to the back of the line and then reenter the venue. So I'd personally like the thank the management, box office, and security for helping the most impatient man you'll ever meet reenter a venue that he already had access to.
Thankfully this was only a mere hour-long inconvenience and I was able to enter the venue in time to see Septicflesh. While I actually enjoy Septicflesh's albums, their stage show needs a bit of work. It's too theatrical and artificial. The mic stand shaped like a Lovcraftian Eldrich Abomination as well as Spiros Antoniou's overly flamboyant stage presence crossed the line between enthralling and distracting for me. The band needs to tone things down a bit if it wants to be taken seriously, particularly in the North American market in which things are far less pretentious than the band's native Europe. More...
This coming weekend's lineup of new tracks added to the Xbox 360 edition of the Rock Band Network features a more well-rounded group of metal songs than in recent weeks.
Amberian Dawn of course continues to add more music (with the band even being named RBN artist of the month), with additional tracks appearing from Asking Alexandria, Bring Me The Horizon, Devin Towsend, Graveyard BBQ, and Suicide Silence.
The complete list of newly added Xbox 360 tracks, including all the non-metal songs, is as follows:
Amberian Dawn - "Ghostly Echoes" (160 MSP)
Amberian Dawn - "Ghostly Echoes (2x Bass Pedal)" (160 MSP)
Asking Alexandria - "Morte et Dabo" (160 MSP)
Asking Alexandria - "Morte et Dabo (2x Bass Pedal)" (160 MSP)
Bring Me The Horizon - "Pray for Plagues" (160 MSP)
Devin Townsend - "Ziltoidia Attaxx!!" (160 MSP)
Devin Townsend - "Ziltoidia Attaxx!! (2x Bass Pedal)" (160 MSP)
Graveyard BBQ - "By the Grace of the Grill" (160 MSP)
SikTh - "Bland Street Bloom" (160 MSP)
SikTh - "Bland Street Bloom (2x Bass Pedal)" (160 MSP)
Suicide Silence - "You Only Live Once" (160 MSP)
Suicide Silence - "You Only Live Once (2x Bass Pedal)" (160 MSP)
Suicide Silence - "Slaves to Substance" (160 MSP)
Suicide Silence - "Slaves to Substance (2x Bass Pedal)" (160 MSP) More...
FaceCulture has posted a new five-part video interview online with Devin Townsend about the "Deconstruction" and "Ghost" albums. You can check out the first clip below, and the rest are available after the jump.
Canadian metal mastermind Devin Townsend has posted some new footage online from his recent touring overseas with the Devin Townsend Project. You can check out the footage in the player below. The project's latest two albums, "Ghost" and "Deconstruction," were released on June 20, 2011 through InsideOut Music.
Devin Townsend has announced that he will be taking part in a special midnight meet and greet session at Vancouver's Scrape Records. The event is set to take place at midnight on June 20th/June 21st and is to celebrate the release of Townsend's two new albums "Ghost" and "Deconstruction." The store will also have copes available for sale to those in attendance at the signing session.
Inside Out Records has laid out details for its forthcoming release of the Devin Townsend Project's "Ultimate Bundle." The collector's set, which arrives on June 21, 2011 includes the following items;
1. Devin Townsend - "Deconstruction" Special Edition CD
2. Devin Townsend - "Ghost" CD
3. Devin Townsend - "The Calm & The Storm" 7" Vinyl
4. Devin Townsend - Logo Patch
5. Devin Townsend - Shirt
6. Exclusive Download Tracks
d) Watch You
You can view the tracklistings for both "Deconstruction" and "Ghost" at this location.
Devin Townsend Project will complete the 4-album series that began a few years ago with "Ki" and returned last year with "Addicted" by releasing "Deconstruction" and "Ghost" on June 21st via InsideOut Music. Both efforts were written, engineered and produced by Devin Townsend himself, with "Deconstruction" having Jens Bogren (alongside Devin) handle mixing duties. "Deconstruction" also features the City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra performing with Devin.
The "Deconstruction" track listing is as follows:
1. Praise the Lowered (featuring Paul Kuhr of Novembers Doom)
2. Stand (featuring Mikael Akerfeldt)
3. Juular (featuring Ihsahn, ex-Emperor)
4. Planet of the Apes (featuring Tommy Rogers of Between the Buried and Me)
5. Sumeria (featuring Joe Duplantier of Gojira and Paul Masvidal of Cynic)
6. The Mighty Masturbator (featuring Greg Puciato of Dillinger Escape Plan)
7. Pandemic (featuring Floor Jansen of After Forever)
8. Deconstruction (featuring Oderus Urungus of Gwar and Fredrik Thordenal of Meshuggah)
The track listing for "Ghost" is:
2. Heart Baby
8. Dark Matters
11. Infinite Ocean
12. As You Were
Devin Townsend will also be supporting Children of Bodom, along with Obscura and Septicflesh, on an upcoming North American tour. Dates are available here.
A new Devin Townsend track has made its way online from his forthcoming "Ghost" album, which is planned for release sometime during the summer. The track, titled "Feather," is available for streaming in the player below.
Devin Townsend has posted the following statement online announcing plans to release a new live concert DVD as well as a new box set:
"So this intense period of time that has resulted in the four albums of the Devin Townsend Project, as well as a new band, and a bevy of other things is cresting at the end of this year in some VERY special shows!
"I will be performing each album in its entirety for a DVD as well as album release to coincide with the boxset. These shows are very exclusive and will be held in special venues in the U.K., and seating will be limited. The tickets will go on sale soon and it's best to reserve if you want to be a part of this.
"I have been planning these shows with the new management and we believe that this year will end in some pretty special ways. Preparations have begun now, and we would love you to be a part of it."
Canadian metal mastermind Devin Townsend has posted a new cover track online. The cover was recorded for an upcoming Frank Sinatra metal tribute album titled "SIN-atra." "SIN-atra" is due for release on March 29, 2011 through Eagle Rock Entertainment. You can stream Townsend's cover of "New York, New York" using the Soundcloud player below.
The tracklisting for the covers CD is as follows:
1. New York, New York (Devin Townsend)
2. I've Got You Under My Skin (Glenn Hughes)
3. Summerwind (Geoff Tate)
4. It Was A Very Good Year (Dee Snider)
5. Witchcraft (Tim "Ripper" Owens)
6. Fly Me To The Moon (Robin Zander)
7. Lady Is A Tramp (Eric Martin)
8. I've Got The World On A String (Doug Pinnick)
9. Love And Marriage (Elias Soriano)
10. Strangers In The Night (Joey Belladonna)
11. High Hopes (Franky Perez)
12. That's Life (Jani Lane)
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:
Vancouver, Canada metal mastermind Devin Townsend has posted some new behind-the-scenes footage online from the studio. The footage was captured during the sessions for his upcoming full length "Deconstruction." You can view the studio footage below. Devin Commented on the video by saying:
"Hey all... I paid for this myself for the most part, No special treatment on this end. And yes,? this song is about a cheeseburger, but the record is absurdly heavy, and not really that funny."
My condolences to PS3 metal fans looking for a Rock Band fix, as the new releases coming February 9th see very little in the way of heavy music on the Rock Band Network. The Xbox 360 edition continues to have the metal selection expand again this week, however. For anyone who has been following the most recent metal additions to Rock Band, it should come as no surprise that Amberian Dawn and Kataklysm are both continuing their invasion of the game. Also new this week comes tracks from No Bragging Rights, After the Burial, Devin Townsend, Emery, and Cloudscape.
The complete list of newly added Xbox 360 tracks, including all the genres outside of metal, is as follows:
Kid Liberty - "Coolguy Deluxe!"
No Bragging Rights - "Ode to Logan"
The Night Life - "Holiday"
Amberian Dawn - "My Wings Are My Eyes"
After the Burial - "Aspiration"
Devin Townsend - "ZTO"
Devin Townsend - "ZTO (2x Bass Pedal)"
Emery - "Butcher's Mouth"
Lnk. Ken Kardashian - "The December Experience"
BulletProof Messenger - "Arm Yourself"
Chaotrope - "Pandemonium"
Chaotrope - "Betrayed"
New West - "Bend"
These Three Poisons - "Light Up The Eyes"
Akira the Don - "Steven Wells (He Was the Greatest)"
Zakk Tremblay - "Plátanos Con Sangre"
The Moth Complex - "You Don't Know"
Lettuce - "Last Suppit"
Cauldron - "All or Nothing"
Admiral of Black - "Bitten by the Rattlesnake"
Sideburn - "Live To Rock"
Big Light - "Triceratops"
Common Anomaly - "Hate To Say"
With Life in Mind - "King of Frauds"
Felsen - "Radios Tweaking"
Felsen - "Two Utensils in One"
Arena - "Volver a Nacer"
Rockapella - "Bang"
Kataklysm - "At the Edge of the World (2x Bass Pedal)"
Lucid Grey - "Barricades"
Robby Suavé - "Around the World"
Kylie D. Hart - "Firehouse Bar"
Sam Morrison Band - "I Gotta Ride 2010"
Rotary Downs - "Bullet on a String"
Rotary Downs - "Promised Land"
Studebakerbrown - "Couch Sitting Rattlesnake"
MC Frontalot - "Hassle: The Dorkening"
MC Frontalot - "Bizarro Genius Baby"
Alternative Deficit Disorder - "Pylo the Pylon"
Soulive - "Too Much"
Cloudscape - "Mind Diary"
Bluefusion - "Fighting Spirit"
Kutless - "Strong Tower"
Abraham Nixon - "Secondary Gain"
Jacob Chaney - "Cluster #2 (RB2 Version)
Jonathan Coulton - "Big Bad World One"
Bright Midnight - "For the Strange" More...
Former Emperor front man and solo artist Ihsahn has checked in with the following announcement about contributing as a guest vocalist on Devin Townsend's "Deconstruction" album:
"I have been a long time fan of Devin and his work, and when he asked me to do some vocals for his upcoming Deconstruction album, I said yes right away. Devin is one of those few uncompromising artists who goes anywhere with their music, wherever that takes them. Nothing but respect!"
Ihshan was also recently nominated for a Norwegian grammy for his third solo album "After."
Video footage has made its way online, courtesy of MetalAssaultLA, showcasing two performances from Canadian metal mastermind Devin Townsend. You can view the clips below:
Vancouver, Canada's metal mastermind Devin Townsend has posted some new rehearsal audio online. The clip, titled "NAMM Rehearsal - Terminal" can be streamed in the player below:
The Devin Townsend Project has revealed the dates for its forthcoming headline tour of Europe and the United Kingdom. You can view the full list of dates, cities and venues below:
March 03 - The Brook, Southampton, United Kingdom
March 04 - The Fleece, Bristol, United Kingdom
March 05 - Rock City, Nottingham, United Kingdom
March 06 - Academy 2, Manchester, United Kingdom
March 07 - Garage, Glasgow, United Kingdom
March 09 - Grunspan, Hamburg, Germany
March 10 - Voxhall, Århus, Denmark
March 11 - Sticky Fingers, Gothenburg, Sweden
March 12 - Betong, Oslo, Norway
March 13 - Debaser, Stockholm, Sweden
March 15 - The Rock, Copenhagen, Denmark
March 16 - Tivoli, Utrecht, Netherlands
March 17 - Matrix, Bochum, Germany
March 18 - Moshpit Music Club, Naters, Switzerland
March 19 - Magazzini Generale, Milan, Italy
March 21 - Szene Wien, Vienna, Austria
March 22 - Roxy, Prague, Czech Republic
March 23 - Colos-saal, Aschaffenburg, Germany
March 24 - Biebob, Vosselaar, Belgium
March 25 - Elysee Montmatre, Paris, France
March 26 - O2 Islington Academy, London, United Kingdom
March 28 - De Boerderij, Zoetermeer, Netherlands
March 29 - De Kade, Zaandam, Netherlands
March 30 - Cable Factory, Helsinki, Finland
March 31 - Club Teatria, Oulu, Finland
Vancouver, Canada's metal mastermind Devin Townsend has revealed the dates for his forthcoming tour of the United Kingdom, as part of The Devin Townsend Project. You can view the full list of dates, cities and venues below:
03/03 Southampton, UK – The Cube
03/04 Bristol, UK – The Fleece
03/05 Nottingham, UK – Rock City
03/06 Manchester, UK – Manchester Academy 3
03/07 Glasgow, UK – Glasgow Garage
03/26 London, UK – O2 Academy
Devin Townsend has posted the following video update online to promote the recording of the following Devin Townsend Project album, "Deconstruction." You can view the video below:
The Devin Townsend Project and Sick Drummer has posted a new video online featuring live performance footage and drum cam footage taken from the band's current tour. The Devin Townsend Project are on tour to promote its latest album, 2009's "Addicted."
You can view the album below: