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80's crossover thrash band Uncle Slam's debut album, "Say Uncle" (1988), is being worked on and slated for reissue in January 2010. "Say Uncle" was originally released on LP and cassette and featured ex-Suicidal Tendencies drummer, Amery Smith.
The album was produced by metal veteran Randy Burns who is known for his work on metal classics such as "Peace Sells…Who’s Buying?" (Megadeth), "Extreme Aggression" (Kreator), "Darkness Descends" (Dark Angel), "Survive" (Nuclear Assault) and "Seven Churches" (Possessed).
"Say Uncle" also features the timeless illustrations by Michael Seiff (Suicidal Tendencies, No Mercy, Excel and Wasted Youth). Before disbanding in the mid 90's UNCLE SLAM eventually released three albums ("Say Uncle," "Will Work For Food" and "When God Dies").
Divebomb Records will be releasing this long lost classic on CD for the first time outside Japan. It has been remastered by none other than Jamie King at The Basement Studios.
The Deftones has issued the following update about the benefit shows held for bassit Chi Cheng:
"Deftones would like to thank all of the incredible artists, sponsors, crew, supporters, fans and friends who made last Thursday and Friday an overwhelming success. The two night event commenced with special sets by POD, Far and Cypress Hill on night one. Deftones opened their Thursday night set with a brand new song 'Rocket Skates' and continued through a show that included 'Elite,' 'Be Quiet and Drive,' and 'My Own Summer.'
"Each night the band was joined by some of Deftones' and Chi's close friends for some special collaborations exclusive to the nights. Night one included Ben Kenney from Incubus on 'Street Carp,' Mike Shinoda and Tommy Lee on 'Anniversary of an Uninteresting Event,' Xzibit on 'Back to School,' Jonah and Shawn from Far on the Jawbox cover 'Savory,' and Cypress Hill joining Deftones for a full band version of Cypress' 'Rock Superstar.'
"Friday night opened with longtime Chi Cheng favorites Fungo Mungo and Will Haven. Special guests on night two included Robert Trujillo (Metallica), Dave Lombardo (Slayer), Daron Malakian (System of A Down) and Alexi Laiho (Children of Bodom) on a punishing cover of Metallica's 'Battery,' an ensemble performance of Suicidal Tendencies' 'War Inside My Head' with members of Suicidal, and Daron, John Dolmayan, and Shavo Odadjian of System performing 'Aerials' and 'Toxicity' with Chino on vocals.
"Coupled with the online auction, Deftones will likely reach their goal of raising six figures for Chi..."
Read the full article at Deftones MySpace Blog.
Hardcore is such a great means for getting rid of some teenage angst and aggression. Though that's not what really attracted me to the style, it was beneficial many times. While being far from the greatest song in history, I know I related to the underlying issue: that we're a product of the environment that our own families put us in, while at the same time leveling accusations at us that we're "out of step." If you don't like the song, I imagine you'll love the video.
According to Slayer guitarist Kerry King, a dream tour featuring Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth and Anthrax could well be in the works. Speaking to Britain's Metal Hammer magazine, King stated:
“I’ve heard people referencing Lars. I don’t know Lars that well and I haven’t heard it from Lars but apparently he’s talking to somebody about it. Maybe us, Metallica, Megadeth (and), I think he even threw in Anthrax and I said in this day and age, I know we had that time together but how do you leave out Machine Head? There’s better options than Anthrax and that’s nothing against Anthrax, but they’ve just been in pieces for quite some time and that doesn’t make as much sense to me."
The closest the world has got to having the "Big Four" tour together came in 1991 when Slayer, Megadeth and Anthrax were joined on tour by the up and coming Alice In Chains, who stepped in for Bay Area thrashers Death Angel, on the Clash Of The Titans tour. The tour also went to Europe where Megadeth and Slayer performed without Anthrax and Alice In Chains but with Suicidal Tendencies and Testament.
Crossover thrash metal legends Suicidal Tendencies has posted their new music video online for the song, "Come Alive." You can check it out below. The song comes from the bands new compilation album, "Year Of The Cycos" which features material from Suicidal Tendencies, Infectious Grooves and Cyco Miko. More...
Lamb Of God is teaming up with the folks at Jackson Guitars to schedule some meet-and-greet appearances while the band is in the midst of its No Fear Music tour. So far, two such events have been scheduled. Guitarist Mark Morton and bassist John Campbell will hang with fans April 19th at the 941 Theater in Philadelphia and April 30th at Capitol Guitars in Minneapolis.
Other bands that are playing on the No Fear Tour include Children of Bodom, God Forbid, Municipal Waste, and Suicidal Tendencies, and As I Lay Dying
Read the full article at No Fear Tour .
Hardcore metal group Hatebreed has announced their plans to help promote their upcoming new covers album, "For The Lions." The band will be releasing five singles from the record in April, with the album seeing a May 5th release date. The first single, a cover of the Black Flag song, "Thirsty And Miserable" is now available to purchase with the following songs confirmed as future singles:
April 7 - "Suicidal Maniac" (Suicidal Tendencies)
April 14 - "Shut Me Out" (Sick Of It All)
April 21 - "Ghosts of War" (Slayer)
April 28 - "Escape" (Metallica)
In addition to this, the band will be filming a music video for the song, "Ghosts Of War" which should see it's premiere next month.
Hardcore metal group Hatebreed has posted two audio teasers online for their covers of "Ghosts Of War" by Slayer and the Suicidal Tendencies classic, "Suicidal Maniac." You can check them both out by heading to the bands official Myspace account. The band will be releasing a collection of covers of May 5th entitled, "For The Lions" and will also feature covers of bands such as Agnostic Front, Sick Of It All, Sepultura, Metallica, Obituary and many more.
As previously reported, As I Lay Dying will be sitting out the first five shows of their upcoming tour with Lamb Of God. However, the crowd will not be disapointed as replacing them on April 2nd, 4th, 5th and 7th will be Los Angeles legends Suicidal Tendencies with Devildriver filling in for As I Lay Dying on April 3rd in Los Angeles.
The organizers of Belgium's premier metal festival Graspop Metal Meeting has announced some more big names for this years edition of the event. New additions to the friday are tribal metal act Soulfly and British power metal band Dragonforce. Saturday features Korn, Death Angel, Journey, Monster Magnet, All Shall Perish, Duff McKagen's Loaded, Five Finger Death Punch and No Use For A Name. Finally, the new bands confirmed for the sunday are Lamb Of God, Children Of Bodom, Nightwish, All That Remains, Sick Of It All, Suicidal Tendencies and Warbringer. More bands will be announced soon.
Rumours are spreading that Korn will bring back their Family Values tour this year with themselves as headliners. The biggest rumour is that the recently reunited Limp Bizkit will be on the bill as co-headliner. Other names being thrown around include Suicidal Tendencies, Gojira, Serj Tankian, Haste The Day, Incubus and legendary rapper Ice Cube, who appeared on the 1998 edition of the tour.
Hardcore metal act Hatebreed has announced that their forthcoming new covers album, "For The Lions" will be released in North America on May 5th in North America via E1 Music (formerly known as Koch Records) and will appear on the shelves on Europe on May 11th through Century Media.
The covers appearing on "For The Lions" are as follows:
Slayer - "Ghosts of War"
Cro-Mags - "It's The Limit"
Suicidal Tendencies - "Suicidal Maniac"
Sepultura - "Refuse/Resist"
Metallica - "Escape"
Bad Brains - "Supertouch/Shitfit"
Misfits - "Hatebreeders"
D.R.I. - "Evil Minds"
Madball - "Set It Off"
Sick Of It All - "Shut Me Out"
Black Flag - "Thirsty"
Negative Approach - "Sick Of Talk"
Crowbar - "All I Had I Gave"
Merauder - "Life Is Pain"
Agnostic Front - "Your Mistake"
Judge - "Hear Me"
Obituary - "I'm In Pain
Subzero - "Boxed In"
Reunited hardcore legends Biohazard has announced that they will be teaming up with Suicidal Tendencies for a show at the Hollywood Palladium on March 28th. More details will be revealed nearer the time and there is no word yet if this will result in a full tour with both bands.
Motorhead's godly frontman Lemmy will be appearing in the forthcoming new video game Guitar Hero:Metallica. "It's great to be in 'Guitar Hero' with all these famous people and I'm really pleased to be in it with Metallica," Lemmy said, "but [frontman] James [Hetfield] is still taller than me."
The tracklisting for the game is as follows:
All Nightmare Long
Fade To Black
Fight Fire With Fire
For Whom The Bell Tolls
Hit The Lights
Master of Puppets
Mercyful Fate (Medley)
No Leaf Clover
Nothing Else Matters
Sad But True
Seek And Destroy
The Memory Remains
The Shortest Straw
The Thing That Should Not Be
Welcome Home (Sanitarium)
Wherever I May Roam
Other artists: More...
HATEBREED has revealed the release date and tracklisting of their new covers album, "For The Lions." The album is set for release on Tuesday, May 5th, 2009 via E1 Music (formerly KOCH Records). This new release is the follow-up to the band’s #1 Billboard charting DVD, LIVE DOMINANCE (released September of 2008).
The songs on "For The Lions" were carefully selected by HATEBREED to represent a panoramic view of some of their favorite artists and greatest musical inspirations. Having completed the album in 2008, the band felt their work wasn’t done yet and just returned to the studio with original guitar player Wayne Lozinak to record additional tracks for the album. The four new covers are among the most bludgeoning the band has yet to record. These include, “Ghosts Of War” (Slayer), “Supertouch/Shitfit (Bad Brains), “Thirsty” (Black Flag) and “Suicidal Maniac” (Suicidal Tendencies).
FOR THE LIONS was produced, engineered and mixed by long-time band associate Chris "Zeuss" Harris.
You can preview of “Suicidal Maniac” on the band's MySpace page.
In additional HATEBREED news, the band announced the departure of guitar player Sean M. Martin, welcoming back to the fold original guitarist Wayne Lozinak.
Front man Jamey Jasta says, “I speak on behalf of all of us and we support Sean's decision to leave and want him to be happy and successful at everything he does. There are no bad feelings at all and you'll probably see him hanging on stage at some of our local shows. We're family and he will be missed but HATEBREED will forge on.” More...
Metallica has now revealed the tracklisting for Guitar Hero: Metallica. As previously reported, Guitar Hero: Metallica will be hitting the streets on March 29 with some really cool features like different classic venues such as the L.A. Forum, Tushino Airfield, and The Hammersmith Odeon, the ability to play as us or in single instrument mode, and even the Expert+ setting with double bass drum kick pedals.
Here are the songs on the game, both from Metallica and other bands that they "admire and even call friends": More...
Suicidal Tendencies vocalist Mike Muir recently spoke to FreeTimes.com about a number of things ranging from the allegations of gang involvement to the legacy of Suicidal Tendencies. Some excerpts from the chat are below:
Freetimes.com: The rumor mill said the band was gang-affiliated. Were any of you?
Muir: "The world is a gang. There's certain words people use [to call attention and stigmatize], like 'Oh, oh, oh!' Anybody that grew up in Venice, if you didn't know somebody that was in a gang, you didn't know anybody. It has nothing to do with anything."
Freetimes.com: You're the only original member. What does it say about the band?
Muir: "That's the way it is. It doesn't mean anything to me. A lot of the time, I say I wish I could get somebody to take my place. I say that in a funny way, but in a real way. A long time ago, I used to say I wish I could just be in the audience and check it out."
Freetimes.com: What does Suicidal Tendencies represent to you in 2008?
Muir: "I think it would be a success if people hear it and think, 'You've got metal, you've got punk, you've got all this stuff - but there's something else. There's another way to do it.' If there's some 14-year-old kid, I don't want him just trying to play like Suicidal. I want him to sit there and go, 'You know what? We don't have to do what everybody else is doing. How can we do something completely different?' That's what we've tried to do with each of our records. People should hear it the first time and go, 'Whoa, that's not what I expected.'"
Read the full article at FreeTimes.com.
Fan filmed footage of Suicidal Tendencies performing a brand new song entitled, "Come Alive" has been posted online. You can check it out below. Suicidal Tendencies are currently working on a brand new studio album, which will be the bands first studio album since 2000 and expect to have the album hit the shelves by January 2009. More...
Crossover thrash icons Suicidal Tendencies has posted the following message online:
"ST would like to give a big thanks to Dave Hildago Jr. Dave's last show was the 'We The People' festival last month. Dave's a good friend and always was there when the band needed him. Everyone wishes him and his family all the best, and much success in his future projects. We're also very excited to let those of you that don't know yet, that Eric Moore will be taking over the ST drums full time. Those that saw IG on tour earlier this year got to get a taste of insane drum skillz! Eric has an unbelievable mixture of power and finesse and the band is extra excited about the upcoming tours. It's a great chance to show off Eric and preview some new tracks. Mike Clark (guitar) will do a quick update/ interview for the website next week and fill you in on the band, the tour, recording, etc. Lastly, thanx to all the Cycos for their support!"
Thrash/punk group Suicidal Tendencies has announced the following tour dates:
Nov. 26 - Phoenix, AZ - Marquee Theatre
Nov. 28 - Denver, CO - Gothic Theatre
Nov. 29 - Kansas City, MO - Beaumont
Dec. 01 - Cleveland, OH - House of Blues
Dec. 02 - Philadelphia, PA - Trocadero Theatre
Dec. 04 - New York, NY - Irving Plaza
Dec. 05 - Sayreville, NJ - Starland Ballroom
Dec. 06 - Baltimore, MD - Sonar
Dec. 07 - Norfolk, VA - Norva
Dec. 09 - Detroit, MI - Majestic Theatre
Dec. 10 - Chicago, IL - House Of Blues
Dec. 11 - Minneapolis, MN - Station 4
Dec. 13 - Ft. Collins, CO - Aggie Theatre
Dec. 15 - Flagstaff, AZ - Orpheum Theatre
Dec. 16 - Las Vegas, NV - House of Blues