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My biggest issue with metal in the 2010s is that in contrast to the past three decades, there's just a lack of creativity. Newer metalcore is being increasingly influenced by nu-metal and post-hardcore as the new musicians who are in their 20s and 30s are now playing music that's entirely an amalgam of what they grew up with as teens rather than creating anything new.
Blackgaze was novel for the first few years but now feels like the light beer version of black metal at this point that doesn't have the same edge that metal is supposed to have. I'm not sure if I want black metal to have a kinder, gentler, dare I say, “cuddlier” face when compared to the antisocial behavior that defined the second wave. When I hear a band like Alcest or Deafheaven, I don't feel like these are maniacs with serious mental issues precisely because it sounds way too calculated and professional for my aging ears.
Djent is nice but often feels too monotonous to really do justice to how technical it is. For, “progressive metal” the songwriting lacks the same level of unexpected changes in direction that make progressive rock acts like Rush and Yes so appealing. Yeah, Djent is heavy but it's also often predicable when unconventional songwriting is half of what separates metal and makes it so special and unique. Blackened sludge on the othe rhand is only going to appeal to people who want extremely raw production... who will never be great enough in number to establish a trend rather than a fad. More...
While we’re all still reeling from the news of Lemmy's death, the metal world is paying tribute to the legendary Motörhead bassist/singer.
Dozens of metal celebrities have been posting a few words and personal memories in his honor.
A few highlights from the flood of posts can be found below:
Lost one of my best friends, Lemmy, today. He will be sadly missed. He was a warrior and a legend. I will see you on the other side.— Ozzy Osbourne (@OzzyOsbourne) December 29, 2015
Lemmy, you are one of the primary reasons this band exists. We're forever grateful for all of your inspiration. RIP pic.twitter.com/WC1csn5F5x— Metallica (@Metallica) December 29, 2015
Vocalist Andy Biersack of Black Veil Brides has issued the following announcement about canceling upcoming shows in Chile and Buenos Aires:
"It's with a heavy heart that I have to share with the BVB Army in Chile and Buenos Aires that due to an unforeseen family emergency I am forced to postpone the next two shows.
"We do however plan to still come to Brazil at the Monsters of rock festival in São Paulo and we are currently working to reschedule the 2 postponed shows.
"Again I am deeply sorry for the inconvenience this may cause you but I promise that we will make the shows up to you in a timely fashion. All of my love."
Black Veil Brides is back in the studio recording a fourth album with producer Bob Rock (Metallica, Motley Crue, The Cult). Today behind-the-scenes footage from the recording can be seen below.
Stay tuned for more recording footage on the 1st of every month as BVB IV hits stores on October 28th, 2014.
In support of Anti-Bullying Awareness Month this October, Los Angeles based hard rockers Black Veil Brides have created an exclusive lyric t-shirt that is on-sale now. The band has teamed up with The Bully Project and created a crowdfunding initiative with all profits from the sale of the t-shirt going to support the organization.
The words “If We Stand Together We Will Be Unbroken” will be emblazoned across the front of the t-shirt, which is a lyric taken from the band’s song “Unbroken” featured on the "Avengers Assemble" soundtrack.
The band has also pulled in some sponsors to join in the fight against bullying. BandMerch, Peavy and Monster Energy will be supporting this endeavor through matching donations at different intervals of the campaign. The shirt will be on-sale for 3 weeks exclusively at teespring.com for $25.00 each and can be purchased at this location.
"Alex, who's powerful story of being bullied is told in the film BULLY, is 16 and an aspiring musician. He is a huge fan of the Black Veil Brides. We are grateful for artists like the Black Veil Brides for taking a stand with Alex, The BULLY Project and all of us who have felt like outsiders to end bullying and create safer schools," states Bully documentary director Lee Hirsch.
A subsequent component of the partnership is that Black Veil Brides will be encouraging everyone who purchases a shirt to send a photo of themselves wearing it. That photo can be emailed to the band at firstname.lastname@example.org. Upon sending the image to that email address, the person is giving the band permission to use their image in an anti-bullying video that they will be releasing on October 1st for Anti-Bullying Awareness Month.
American rock festival Rock On The Range - which has expanded to three days this year - will hit hard with performances from some of rock’s biggest names. Pre-sale tickets are available at this location.
The 2013 line-up features Soundgarden, Alice In Chains, Smashing Pumpkins, Korn, Bush, Stone Sour, Three Days Grace, Papa Roach, Cheap Trick, Bullet For My Valentine, Volbeat, Lamb Of God, Skillet, A Day To Remember, Buckcherry, Halestorm, Hollywood Undead, All That Remains, Device (with David Draiman), Steel Panther, Sevendust, Sick Puppies, Asking Alexandria, Pop Evil, In Flames, Clutch, In This Moment, Black Veil Brides, The Sword, Ghost, Motionless In White, Red, Deuce, Middle Class Rut, Big Wreck, Oleander, Otherwise, Red Line Chemistry, Young Guns, Thousand Foot Krutch, Mindset Evolution, Tracer, Beware Of Darkness, Heaven's Basement, American Fangs, Love And Death, Gemini Syndrome, and more.
“We're really looking forward to returning to Rock On The Range with a batch of brand new killer Alice tunes to play for everyone!” says Jerry Cantrell, Alice In Chains.
“Head is back!!,” says Korn’s Jonathan Davis. “Rock On The Range is going to start it all off!! Get ready, we are going to hit it hard!!”
“Bush are thrilled to be playing Rock On The Range with such great bands,” says Bush’s Gavin Rosdale. “We look forward to seeing you all out there.” More...
Los Angeles act Black Veil Brides is returning with third album "Wretched And Divine: The Story Of The Wild Ones," due out January 7th via Lava Records/Island Records UK. The album marks the band’s first full-length release since 2011’s "Set The World On Fire." A new music video for the track "In The End" is now available online and can be found below.
Black Veil Brides will also be heading out on The Church Of The Wild Ones World Tour in support of the new album. The tour, which kicks off January 4th in Las Vegas, will cover two continents and four different countries before it ends on March 8th in San Francisco. The band's previously posted video for "Coffins" is also available at this location.
Killswitch Engage will be headlining the upcoming California Metalfest. It's a special gig for the Grammy-nominated, Massachusetts metal band celebrating its 10th anniversary of 2002's "Alive or Just Breathing." To commemorate the album, KSE will play the album in its entirety, from start to finish, as well as other more recent tracks.
The sixth annual California Metalfest will be held at the NOS Events Center in San Bernardino, CA on Saturday, November 24th. Ash Avildsen, founder of California Metalfest had this to say: "Alive or Just Breathing is one of the most important and timeless albums for this era of heavy music. KsE's special headlining set combined with the rest of the line-up is going to make for an incredible day of metal and memories. Having all these bands in the same place on one day is really exciting both as a fan and as a festival producer."
WWE Superstar "Mankind" Mick Foley will be hosting the festival along with several other stars TBA who will be doing signings and appearances. There will also be many carnival style prize games where fans can win special, limited edition band merch and memorabilia instead of stuffed animals. More...
Black Veil Brides released a new music video for the song "Coffins." The song appears on the 2011 EP "Rebels," which was issued through Universal Records. The band is currently in the studio working on the follow up to the EP.
Check out "Coffins" here:
Black Veil Brides was interviewed on the black carpet of the Revolver Golden Gods Awards earlier this month by Metal Injection. The band announced it would be entering the studio immediately after the award ceremony to record a new album.
American nu metal veterans Limp Bizkit have been confirmed as the final headliner for this year's edition of Belgiums largest heavy metal festival, Graspop Metal Meeting. Also newly confirmed for the festival are Behemoth, Black Label Society, Godsmack, Slash and All Shall Perish, while the organisers have also announced that Young Guns and Lagwagon have pulled out of the event. Graspop Metal Meeting will take place in Dessel, Belgium from June 22nd - 24th and will feature the following lineup, with more to be announced shortly:
Ozzy Osbourne and friends (Headliner)
Limp Bizkit (Headliner)
Guns N Roses (Headliner)
All Shall Perish
August Burns Red
Black Label Society
Black Veil Brides
Children Of Bodom
Legendary U.K. metal band Saxon announced that the band will perform at this year's Download Festival in Donnington this year, which runs from June 8-10, 2012. The band will play the main stage on Saturday, June 9, 2012 with Metallica and Tenacious D.
Saxon's announcement reads as follows:
"Back in Donington! We are more than happy to announce that Saxon will perform on the mighty Download festival in UK!
"After the superior performances in 2008 & 2010 and the legendary gig in 1980 (which was recorded and released as a bonus disc on the latest Saxon album 'Call To Arms') and the storming gig in 1982, Saxon will rock the main stage together with bands like Metallica, Tenacious D, Steel Panther and and and...
"This will be the 5th Saxon appearance in Donington! Follow the call to arms and march to the holy grounds of Castle Donington to celebrate another powerful and great Saxon show!"
For the full lineup for Download, check out the tour poster here: More...
The organisers of Britain's Download Festival has announced a further five bands for this years edition of the event. Metalcore outfit Killswitch Engage has confirmed, as have NOFX, Nightwish, Shinedown and Black Veil Brides. The festival will take place June 8th - 10th at Donington Park in the United Kingdom.
The lineup is now as follows:
The Prodigy (Headliners)
Black Sabbath (Headliners)
As I Lay Dying
August Burns Red
Black Label Society
Black Veil Brides
Chase and Status
Devin Townsend Project
Five Finger Death Punch
Lamb Of God
Ugly Kid Joe
You Me At Six
Looking for some quality metal for yourself or as a gift this holiday season? Many bands, labels, and music retailers currently have Black Friday and holiday sales going online for a variety of metal bands. Here's this year's roundup of Black Friday heavy metal and hard rock deals:
Instrumental metal act Odyssey is offering the "Schematics" EP as a free download Wednesday and Thursday only. Snag the digital download of the EP via the Odyssey Bandcamp page.
Savage Messiah has made the new album "Plague of Conscience" available online for free download. Download the album through Earache Records.
Mudvayne is offering a deal on merch through this location that lets fans order any three t-shirts for $40.
Hells Headbangers has a variety of special offers running, such as 10 CDs for $50 or three CDs for $15 on select titles. Check out the deals running right now at this location.
Throughout the month of November, Amazon is offering select MP3 albums for $5. While most of the titles aren't from metal bands, there are a handful of releases that may be of interest for metal fans, such as albums from In Flames, Volbeat, Suicide Silence, and more. See what's available by clicking here.
Xtreem Music has a deal running through the end of the month where all black metal cassette and CD titles available are 20% off. Check out the list of available titles here.
Every weekday until December 2nd, Relapse Records is offering one album for a mere .21 cents (with the purchase of an additional regular priced album). The album changes each day, and the offer today (Wednesday) is for Mastadon's "Leviathan." Head over to Relapse.com to check out each day's offer. More...
Black Veil Brides has announced a new U.K. tour, including the band's first ever Irish dates, in March 2012. Special guests will be D.R.U.G.S with another act still to be announced. Additionally, the band has just confirmed the release of a new single “Fallen Angels” on Monday January 9th through Island.
The currently announced dates are as follows:
Saturday 24th March WOLVERHAMPTON Civic Hall
Sunday 25th March BELFAST Mandela Hall
Monday 26th March DUBLIN Academy
Tuesday 27th March GLASGOW Barrowlands
Wednesday 28th March EDINBURGH Picturehouse
Thursday 29th March LEEDS 02 Academy
Friday 30th March LONDON 02 Academy Brixton
Sunday 1st April BRISTOL 02 Academy
Original tickets for the postponed Wolverhampton and Bristol dates remain valid. Tickets go on general sale from 9am on Wednesday, November 23rd and are priced at £17.50 in London, 22€ in Dublin and £15 at all other venues.
THQ Inc. and Volition, Inc. have now released "Saints Row: The Third" on Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC. The launch trailer has also been posted online and can be viewed here.
"There's no way to describe Saints Row: The Third other than pure, over-the-top fun," said Danny Bilson, Executive Vice President, Core Games, THQ. "In a sea of games that are doing the same thing over again, it's incredibly refreshing to take Saints Row in a completely new direction, and incredibly satisfying to see the reaction from fans so far. Today, we all embrace the crazy."
The game boasts seven in game radio stations to enjoy while flying and driving through Steelport. Metal Blade Records boasts a huge presence on The Blood, the in-game station featuring an assortment of metal tracks. The complete track listing for the station is below and includes the Metal Blade artists Amon Amarth, Between the Buried and Me, The Black Dahlia Murder, Goatwhore, Job for a Cowboy and Shai Hulud.
After the Burial "Berzerker"
Amon Amarth "Runes To My Memory"
Between the Buried and Me "Obfuscation"
The Black Dahlia Murder "Necropolis"
Black Veil Brides "Perfect Weapon"
Chemlab "Suicide Jag"
The Dillinger Escape Plan "Farewell, Mona Lisa"
Drowning Pool "Feel Like I Do"
Goatwhore "Apocalyptic Havoc"
Job for a Cowboy "Regurgitated Disinformation"
KMFDM "WW III"
Marylin Manson "arma goddamn mother****in geddon"
Miss May I "Apologies Are For The Weak"
Opeth "The Lotus Eater"
Otep "Rise, Rebel, Resist"
Shai Hulud "Misanthropy Pure"
Strapping Young Lad "Love?"
Tugboat "Slow Revolution"
You Love Her Coz She's Dead "Engine Wrecker"
Although not quite as impressive in the quantity department as many past updates, this week's lineup of newly added songs to the Rock Band Network features a nice blend of differing styles so there's something for any metal fan. Atheist, All Shall Perish, Halcyon Way and more have invaded the Xbox 360 version, while next week the PS3 edition gets another new song from Black Veil Brides.
The newly added Xbox 360 metal tracks are as follows:
Atheist - "Faux King Christ" (160 MSP)
Atheist - "Faux King Christ (2x Bass Pedal)" (160 MSP)
All Shall Perish - "Spineless (2x Bass Pedal)" (160 MSP)
Fallen Angel - "Life or Death" (160 MSP)
Fallen Angel - "The Answer" (160 MSP)
Halcyon Way - "Inversion" (80 MSP)
Chaotrope - "The Cascade Effect" (80 MSP)
This track will also hit the PS3 on Tuesday the 15th (North America) and Wednesday the 16th (Europe):
Black Veil Brides - "Heaven's Calling" ($1.99)
Happy Friday Rock Band fans! This week the Xbox 360 edition of the Rock Band Network has seen new tracks from Christian Death, All Shall Perish, and more, while the PS3 edition will get new songs from Black Veil Brides next week. The newly added Xbox 360 tracks are as follows:
Christian Death - "Church of No Return" (160 MSP)
All Shall Perish - "Embrace the Curse" (160 MSP)
Savage Minotaur - "Melted Picks & Broken Sticks" (160 MSP)
We Are Knuckle Dragger - "-20% for Being a Loser" (80 MSP)
The following tracks come to the PS3 on Tuesday 11/8/2011 (North America) and Wednesday, 11/9/2011 (Europe):
Black Veil Brides - "Children Surrender" ($1.99)
Black Veil Brides - "Perfect Weapon" ($1.99)
U.S. band Black Veil Brides posted a new teaser video for the forthcoming EP "Rebels," which is scheduled for release around Christmas 2011. The trailer shows the band recording Billy Idol's "Rebel Yell."
The trailer can be seen here:
Although it wasn't expected until December, the organizers of Australia's Soundwave Festival have made their second band announcement. Joining the 60 bands already announced are Staind, Wednesday 13, Unearth, Cathedral, Shadows Fall, Heaven Shall Burn, Your Demise, Kittie, and 14 other (mostly non-metal) bands.
Hole has pulled out of the festival after frontwoman Courtney Love refused to play before Limp Bizkit. Soundwave boss AJ Maddah said on Twitter that he was "relieved we got the moody old cow off the bill. [There’s] no point talking her back, only for her to cancel later, or turn up & act like a rotten twat to other artists, fans, etc."
A third announcement in early December will add another five bands to the lineup, and Danzig is one of the confirmed possibilities. More...