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On the heels of reissues of 2006 debut “Siberia” and 2014 EP “Metanoia,” the Tucson-based sludge trio North will soon unveil the first new material to be released with Prosthetic Records: the two-track release “Through Raven’s Eyes.”
The new single, the cover art for which can be seen below, is scheduled for release on August 14th, the night before the band kicks off a 26-date headlining trek across the U.S. that includes a series of shows with post-instrumentallists Set and Setting.
Further details will be revealed in the coming weeks on “Through Raven’s Eyes,” but for now, listen to a brief sample of the new material via the below video. More...
The West Coast grindcore up-and-comers from The Drip are set to make their inaugural East Coast appearances this August with like-minded brethren Organ Dealer.
Six cities will get to witness this unique pair of forward-thinking grind artists in all their pulverizing action. These dates include a performance by The Drip at Obscene Extreme Fest in Montreal. The Drip is currently working on a full-length debut for Relapse Records, with details forthcoming.
Aug 18 The Depot - Baltimore, MD
Aug 19 Kung Fu Necktie - Philadelphia, PA
Aug 20 O’Brien’s Pub - Allston, MA
Aug 21 Obscene Extreme Montreal, Canada
Aug 22 The Low Beat - Albany, NY
Aug 23 Lucky 13’s Brooklyn, NY
Sep 10 Highline Seattle, WA More...
Grenouer just released a music video for the title track to new album "Unwanted Today," starring Manu Lohi and directed by Dmitriy Vedenin. Check it out below.
“Unwanted Today” is the band’s 8th full-length album, released through Mausoleum Records worldwide. The track listing is as follows:
2. Unwanted Today
3. A Little Too Obsessed
4. Something Really Bad
5. On a Rainy Day
6. Blossoms in the Dust
7. I Can't Stand It
8. Daily Miracles
9. Going to Stay
10. Point of No Return
11. Artificial Tears
12. Don't Let Them Get You Down
Fully Consumed has partnered with NewNoiseMagazine.com to debut the scathing new album, "Incendium" (also available in the player below).
The band's new full-length album comes out tomorrow - July 28th - via Art Consumed Records. You'll be able to pick up your copy at Bandcamp. The full track listing is:
1. Soul Possession
2. Prophet Margin
3. Scion Of Fire
4. Genetic Predisposition to Warfare
5. War Box Liar
7. Engaging Ghosts
8. Numb Nation
9. Virtual Vail More...
Last week the body of After The Burial guitarist Justin Lowe was discovered near the St. Croix River after he was reported missing. The band has now issued the following statement about Justin's passing:
"In the wake of our loss, it comes with heavy hearts to inform everyone that we have decided not to perform on this years Summer Slaughter tour.
"The recent events have been unimaginably heartbreaking, and Justin's passing is something that each of us needs time with our families and friends to recover from.
"Justin Lowe’s story may have a sad ending, but the legacy he leaves us is one that should do nothing but inspire.
"From the bottom of our hearts, we'd like to thank everyone who has reached out in support and with kind words for him, his family, and us. It has been truly amazing to see all the people whose live's he impacted in a positive way." More...
Russia's best kept Southern metalcore secret Grizzly Knows No Remorse has released a live studio session clip. The video features songs off the band's recent album "Fat Glasses and the Leather Mustache" - check it out below.
"We thought that the new material is good enough to be heard not just as it is, but live too," says vocalist Andrew Lockjaw. "The experience was pretty rough yet fun as well. We made a lot of takes for each song since we needed a lot of different video angles and stuff. Every single take we played each song again and again so it was like playing a 20 song show basically.
"We wanted to thank Max Samosvat - the sound engineer and producer for the really hard and awesome work at his studio - The Meat Factory. Also, we wanted to thank Dan and his boys from DAD Films for shooting and montaging everything. Those guys are golden. Hope everyone will enjoy the show." More...
Rob Zombie's Great American Nightmare returns to the Odeum Expo Center in Villa Park, IL (just outside Chicago) for its second engagement from September 25th - November 1st. Tickets go on sale for al dates on Friday, July 31st. October 2nd & 4th will also feature two special concerts with Zombie himself.
"I am thrilled to be bringing The Great American Nightmare back to the Chicago area for its second year,” says Rob. “After last year's overwhelming response we've decided to return with a completely new Nightmare. It's more vile and disgusting than ever. Have fun."
This year's edition will feature three attractions based on Zombie’s own horror films:
Captain Spaulding’s Clown School In 3D: This irreverent school of pure terror is a hallucinogenic trip through the mind of Captain Spaulding (House Of 1000 Corpses, The Devil’s Rejects). Startle after startle will thoroughly frighten even the bravest patrons, who won’t know if they should be laughing, screaming or crying. More...
North Carolina metalcore group Valleys has announced the After The Slaughter tour in support of the band's upcoming debut full length, "Experiment One: Asylum," which is due out early next year.
The week long tour will start on August 13th in Maryland for the Summer Slaughter showcase and will proceed covering parts of the east coast ending in North Carolina on August 19th. Check the dates below for a city near you.
8/13 Baltimore, MD - Ram's Head Live, Summer Slaughter Showcase
8/14 Atlantic City, NJ - Le Grand Fromage
8/15 Stafford, VA - The Grog & Tankard
8/16 Greenville, NC - The Wiso House
8/17 Norfolk, VA - Pancho n Liugi's
8/18 Fayetteville, NC - The Rock Shop More...
Sacramento, California's psychedelic doom crew Church is changing names due to a cease and desist sent to the band via a lawyer hired by Australian alternative rock group The Church.
The band has opted to avoid further confrontation and drop the vowel, simply continuing on as Chrch. Aside from the name change, the vinyl release of latest album "Unanswered Hymns" and tour dates will proceed as planned.
Chrch comments: "Due to the fact that defending the claim of 'willful infringement' and 'unfair competition' is lengthy and expensive, we are now Chrch. The bourgeoise system of ownership demands that knowledge and culture be rationed by the ability to pay. We thank everyone for their overwhelming support thus far. We are approaching our dates with Primitive Man and Northless August 13th-17th and we open for Pentagram in Santa Cruz on August 29th. In darkness, CHRCH."
Official statement from Battleground Records: "The band having to change their name due to a legal technicality is just that, a technicality. Underground artists like Chrch and small labels like ours just don't have the resources to get into legal squabbles over such matters. Regardless of the name, what truly matters is that we're helping to release a great record from a great band that people out there want to get a hold of. We've simply got to keep moving forward. Many thanks to everyone who supports the label and the bands we work with." More...
Terrible Old Man has set the release date for upcoming debut album "Cosmic Poems" as the 4th of September - check out the artwork below.
The quintet, with musicians involved in The New Black, Hellride and Brain Damage, dedicate this musical work to the writings of H.P. Lovecraft.
German outfit Stahlmann has a new album titled "CO2" on the horizon, due out via AFM Records on August 28th in Europe and September 18th in the U.S.
A new video clip also just came online from the album - check out the very Mad Max style "Plamsa" clip below. You can pre-order the new album "CO2" over at this location.
Last month Hungarian outfit Ektomorf announced recording was underway for a new studio album, to be again produced by Tue Madsen of Antfarm Studios in Denmark.
This new effort will feature a famous guest vocalist: George "Corpsegrinder" Fisher from Cannibal Corpse contributed vocals for a track titled "Evil By Nature." Ektomorf band leader Zoli comments:
“We are friends with the Cannibal Corpse guys since a long time. Last year in November I spoke to George (Fisher) about doing a song together. The recent Budapest show of Cannibal Corpse then was the perfect opportunity to meet and record his parts.
"So I took small home recording studio gear with me and recorded vocals with George in the dressing room before their show. It was fun and turned out killer! The song's title is 'Evil By Nature' and it will appear on our upcoming album. Be sure, it will smash your face 100%! Prepare!” More...
Iris Divine's northeastern U.S. summer tour begins this Thursday as the band prepares to bring the raging anthems from debut album "Karma Sown" to the stage.
Beginning July 30th, the Washington DC band will embark on the mini-tour running through Worcester, New York City, Baltimore and coming to a close in Pittsburgh on August 2nd, with support from MindMaze. Additionally, the modern progressive metal trio will perform a show in Fairfax, Virginia on September 19th.
Iris Divine is also currently writing the follow-up to "Karma Sown." While immediate recording plans are not imminent, the skeletal designs of nearly the entire second album are complete, and the band will continue to shape these structures into their final forms over the coming months.
7/30/2015 Ralph's Diner - Worcester, MA w/ MindMaze
7/31/2015 Gussy's - New York, NY w/ MindMaze
8/01/2015 Club Orpheus - Baltimore, MD w/ MindMaze
8/02/2015 Howler's - Pittsburgh, PA w/ MindMaze
9/19/2015 Fat Tuesday's - Fairfax, VA More...
The Convalescence broke down on the road yesterday and is now seeking fan support to raise funds for repairing the van and getting back on with the new tour date. If you'd like to contribute, you can do so at GoFundMe.com here. The band comments:
"The Convalescence has been on tour for 101 days straight as of now touring non stop all over the country. We have no financial backing or support of any kind from sponsors or labels. On July 26th making the drive from San Bernardino, CA to Reno, NV our tour bus started acting up. After pulling over to the side of the road, we found out that the plug for our oil pan was missing and there was no oil in the bus.
"We called road side assistance for help, they brought us some oil and a new plug to get us back on the road. 45 minutes and $200.00 later, we heard some strange sounds and the entire bus filled with exhaust smoke. We pulled over thinking the bus was on fire, the Stockon, CA fire department and California state highway patrol arrived on the scene and tried to help as much as they could. While stopped we also noticed about a 6 foot piece of our exhaust that had fallen off of the bus.
"We were able to get the bus to a nearby truck stop to be repaired tomorrow morning, but we will be missing our show in Reno, NV. We are pretty close to flat broke, and had enough to get a hotel room near the truck stop. We are having issues funding the repairs on the bus, affording hotel stay, food for the band and crew, as gas to get to our next show in Seattle, WA. We are asking for your help with this situation. Any donation to help get our band back on the road would be appreciated more than you know!" More...
Ontario's Sig:Ar:Tyr is pleased to announce the signing of a new record deal with Hammerheart Records. The label comments:
"Sig:Ar:Tyr is the brainchild of Daemonskald and started in 2003 with releasing 'The Stranger' demo. Influenced by the Pagan/Viking worlds of ice and snow, and as a tribute to the ancient gods, Daemonskald built his strong reputation step by step.
"Through the years Daemonskald and Hammerheart Records stayed in touch, and after releasing three fantastic full-length albums (too good to be left buried in the deep underground) both parties agreed that the time to start working together was now!"
Daemonskald also commented on this cooperation: "I'm very excited to be working with Hammerheart Records. They have a strong history in Pagan and Viking Metal, and I hope with the long-awaited release of my new album I can follow in that tradition. They were one of the first labels to reach out to me when I first started out way back in 2003, and now the stars are right for us to be working together and the circle is complete."
The label will release Sig:Ar:Tyr's new album "Northen" in late 2015 or early 2016. In addition, the label will be re-releasing the project's first three albums. Stay tuned for more info.
Knoxville, TN's A Body Divided has issued the following announcement online about calling it quits and lining up a farewell show:
"Its with great remorse that I type this, but A Body Divided will no longer be a active band as of this moment. We will be playing the Whitechapel show and will be booking a final show in the near future.
"It's been a great four years. So many fond memories, friends, and times we have had. I don't think any of us would have changed it for the world. Unfortunately the time has come for new chapters in all our lives.
"It's been a fun ride guys two records, a single, and so many great shows you have always made us feel like our music mattered thank you for your support we love all of you.
"Come out and see us with the awesome Whitechapel, more info on our final show will be up soon. Thank you again." More...
We're gonna need a bigger boat to handle this clip... Eric Calderone finally covered the Jaws theme song! He comments:
"One of the 'after the fact' videos haha. I wanted this to be timed with Shark Week but it didnt turn out that way so I figured, every week is shark week. I also dont know how many times I've said it but John Williams is a boss haha.
"I really tried to keep the tune true to movie, building and fading. Thank you guys so much for everything! It means the world. Big ups for ALWAYS rocking my casbah!" More...
Crimson Sun has a new lyric video online today - get drenched in "The Storm" below. This new track comes off the "Towards The Light" album, recorded at Deep Noise Studios in Finland and due out through Maple Metal Records on August 3rd. The album's track listing is:
1. The Storm
2. Eye of the Beholder
4. Towards the Light
5. The Herald
6. Portrait of a Ghost
7. Enter the Silence
8. The Spark
9. Clockwork Heart
10. Memories Burning More...
Now, Voyager has a new track online for streaming and free download that was recorded and produced at Outhouse Studios with mastering handled by Fredrik Nordström.
Check out "Solid Ink" in the player below, which Now, Voyager is claiming will be the band's last. The group also comments:
"This is the end of a chapter, not the end of the book. This is 'Solid Ink,' the last song we wrote as a band, and we want you to have it. Thank you for everything, and we love you all."
Vision of Disorder is now two weeks into recording an as-yet-untitled new album. Currently being tracked at Frankie Nasso’s Staten Island-based Nova Studios, the new album is expected for an autumn release and follows 2012’s "The Cursed Remain Cursed."
The upcoming album is being be produced by Zeuss (Agnostic Front, Crowbar, Hatebreed, Whitechapel). "Things are going very well," shares vocalist Tim Williams of the recording process. "Rhythm guitars, bass and drums are now all completed. I am 5 songs deep with vocals and the songs are killer. We should be finished tracking by August 9th."
Williams previously revealed that “the new songs are dark, heavy, and melodic in a way only Vision Of Disorder can deliver.”
A few working song titles for the still-to-be-named album include “Razed to the Ground,” “War On The Police,” and “Nightcrawler.” Stay tuned for more info.
Seattle's Black Breath has completed a third LP, "Slaves Beyond Death," and is preparing the album for worldwide release this September through Southern Lord Recordings. Additionally, the band has been confirmed to rage the West Coast U.S. alongside Goatsnake, Battalion of Saints and Obliterations in September as part of a West Coast Southern Lord package tour.
"Slaves Beyond Death" arrives three years after Black Breath's 2012-released "Sentenced To Life." Recorded in the Winter months of 2014 at GodCity studio in Salem, Massachusetts with Kurt Ballou (Converge), "Slaves Beyond Death" delivers the best part of an hour of stern, unforgiving death metal.
The album's artwork was painted by Italy's Paolo Girardi, who most recently created stunning covers for Inquisition, Manilla Road and Bell Witch. Due out September 25th on digital, CD and LP formats, the "Slaves Beyond Death" track listing is as follows: More...
Perdition Temple is today streaming the entirety of a brand-new album for Hells Headbangers, titled "The Tempter's Victorious." Listen in below.
"The Tempter's Victorious" follows Perdition Temple's debut album, "Edict of the Antichrist Elect," from 2010. Though many years have passed, the (hell)fire stills burns brightly in the Perdition Temple, and "The Tempter's Victorious" sees the band perfecting a militant, malevolent brand of blackened death metal. The full track listing is:
1. The Tempter's Victorious
2. Extinction Synagogue
3. Scythes of Antichrist
4. Goddess in Death
5. The Doomsday Chosen
6. Chambers of Predation
7. Diluvium Ignus
8. Devil's Blessed More...
Voodoo Hill - the project featuring Italian legend Dario Mollo (Crossbones/Mollo-Martin) and vocalist Glenn Hughes - released another preview clip for the new album "Waterfall." The album is set for release on October 16th via Frontiers Records.
The 5:51 preview contains samples of the new tracks: "The Well," "All That Remains," "Underneath and Down Below," "Waterfall," and "White Feather."
Check out the teaser here:
Slayer has released a brief video clip discussing the "Chasing Death" song and what prompted its creation. Check it out below.
Slayer's new album, "Repentless," will be released on 9/11/15. If you missed it, the title track can be heard at this location.
Pre-orders for "Repentless" are available over here, and the track listing is as follows:
1. Delusions Of Saviour
3. Take Control
5. Cast The First Stone
6. When The Stillness Comes
7. Chasing Death
9. Piano Wire
10. Atrocity Vendor
11. You Against You
12. Pride In Prejudice More...
Canadian death metal icons Kataklysm premiered the sixth of ten new music videos - this one "Soul Destroyer" which can be viewed in the player below. The band is in them midst of releasing a video per day leading up to the release of the new album "Of Gods and Ghosts" on July 31st via Nuclear Blast Records.
The band commented: "'Soul Destroyer' was written after we spent time in South Africa the first time. We met a person who worked for the preservation of wildlife in Africa that told us the horrific things done to wildlife in order to profit from their deaths."
The track list for the album is:
1. Breaching The Asylum (see music video here)
2. The Black Sheep (see music video here)
3. Thy Serpents Tongue (see music video here)
4. Soul Destroyer
5. Vindication (see music video here)
6. Marching Through Graveyards (see music video here)
8. Hate Spirit
9. Carrying Crosses
10. The World Is A Dying Insect
Check out "Soul Destroyer" here: More...
Barshasketh is now streaming the entirety of impending third album, "Ophidian Henosis," which is set for international release on July 30th via Blut & Eisen Productions. Listen in below.
Originally hailing from New Zealand but later relocating to Scotland, Barshasketh have been patiently perfecting its bewitching craft these past five years, away from prying eyes but with sights set on diabolical fullmoon mysticism. More...
A second teaser trailer is now online for "I Worship Chaos," the new Children of Bodom album due out worldwide on October 2nd, 2015 via Nuclear Blast Records.
International metal act Warfather - featuring Morbid Angel's Steve Tucker - issued a studio update on the progress of the band's as-of-yet-untitled sophomore album. Rhythm guitars, drums and bass tracks are completed. Vocals should be finished soon. Sonically, the general feel of the album is moving towards a very heavy and dark tone. Artwork for the upcoming Greyhaze Records release is currently under consideration as well and more information on that front should be announced soon.
Tucker had this to say about the album's progress: "Working with Erik Rutan on this record is both an honor and an amazing experience. Erik knows death metal better than any producer or engineer on this planet! He knows how to get the best performance out of everyone who steps through Mana Recording studios' doors. A true professional and a Legend!"
Producer Erik Rutan (Hate Eternal/ex-Morbid Angel) added: "Recording with Steve and the guys on the new Warfather album has been fantastic! It has been a blast to be working on this monster album in the studio once again with my great friend and former band mate. The songs are heavy as hell and just outright awesome. We have some great tones and performances and I'm really excited about the whole process. We have just finished all the drums, bass and rhythm guitars. The massive foundation has been formulated. Now it is time to start vocals and solos and onward to the mix!"
Masterminded by death metal veteran Steven Tucker, who recently rejoined Morbid Angel, the album marks the first time Tucker and Rutan have officially worked together since Morbid Angels's "Gateways to Annihilation." More...
Obsidian (the Canadian/international one, not the Dutch one that broke up back in 2012) has arrived to blow away fans of death metal by injecting in a progressive edge for an eerie experience that's part melody and part destructive power.
The band's album "Time Erodes" officially drops tomorrow (with orders available at Bandcamp here) but today we're streaming all the tracks ahead of time.
Experience all ten songs below, and you can find info on upcoming tour dates at Facebook. The full "Time Erodes" track listing is as follows:
1. Time Erodes
2. Revolution Dead
3. My War
4. Useful Idiot
6. Rain City (YVR)
7. Broken and Defeated
8. Free Me
9. On Your Feet
10. World Decay More...
Progressive metal legends Fates Warning will be releasing a 3CD/DVD deluxe reissue of the critically acclaimed 1997 release "A Pleasant Shade of Gray" on October 2nd via Metal Blade Records. "A Pleasant Shade of Gray" is a single song divided into twelve tracks. The album is notable for its darker mood and mixture of progressive rock and metal with hints of industrial, classical, and psychedelia.
This all encompassing and expansive collection features the original album on the first CD. The second CD features a live version of the album recorded during the band's 1998 European tour as well as a soundcheck recording of "We Only Say Goodbye" and a studio cover version of the Scorpions "In Trance." The third CD in the package consists of demos from the pre-production and writing sessions for "A Pleasant Shade of Gray." Finally, the DVD portion of the set consists of two complete live performances of "A Pleasant Shade Of Gray": The first is a restored and re-edited version of the band's 1998 VHS release and the second was filmed at The Whisky in Hollywood CA in 1999. Pre-orders as well as the first samples of music from this special edition will be available next Friday August 6th.
Fates Warning will be touring North America this fall. The tour begins October 9th in Hartford, CT and runs through November 2nd in Ramona, CA. A complete list of dates can be found below. Exclusive VIP Packages are available for all shows and can be purchased at this location. There are two different VIP Packages, the first includes a chance to watch the band's sound check, meet the band, take photos with the band and a VIP laminate. The second package includes everything from the first package and in addition a signed copy of the deluxe reissue of "A Pleasant Shade of Gray." More...
Musical evolution comes at various points throughout a band’s career, even those who have been creating music for over 18 years together. Sevendust is the living embodiment of this fact and the new album "Kill The Flaw" is the next step forward. The band’s 11th studio album is slated for release on October 2nd via 7Bros Records with ADA/Warner Brothers Distribution.
Sevendust is comprised of iconic vocalist Lajon Witherspoon, the dual-guitar attack of John Connolly and Clint Lowery, and the driving rhythm section of Vince Hornsby on bass and Morgan Rose on drums. "Kill The Flaw" was self-produced by Sevendust and recorded at Architekt Music in Butler, New Jersey with engineer/mixer Mike Ferretti.
“We took some time off from the heavy side of Sevendust and when it came time to record some new music; Clint, John, Vinnie, Morgan and I put everything we had in to what became 'Kill The Flaw,'” states vocalist Lajon Witherspoon. “We love this new music and we can’t wait to share it with our amazing Sevendust family! God bless y’all!!!”
The album opener and first single “Thank You” shows that Sevendust is back and better than ever. The song can be heard in the player below. Tracks like “Death Dance,” “Cease and Desist” and “Not Today” exemplify the growth of the band as songwriters. Throughout the album, the musical development flourishes while never losing the signature sound that has garnered the band fans worldwide. "Kill The Flaw" is available for digital pre-order at iTunes at this location. Fans who order the album will receive an instant download of the first single, “Thank You.” The physical CD is available for pre-order in various bundles via the band's website.
The track list is as follows:
1. Thank You
2. Death Dance
5. Cease and Desist
6. Not Today
8. Kill The Flaw
9. Silly Beast
10. Peace and Destruction
11. Torched More...
Danish progressive hard rock act Royal Hunt - featuring U.S. born vocalist D.C. Cooper (ex-Silent Force) - is streaming the new track "Until the Day." The song appears on the band's new album "Devil's Dozen," which is set for release on August 21st via Frontiers Records.
The track list for the album is as follows:
1. So Right So Wrong
2. May You Never (Walk Alone)
3. Heart On A Platter
4. A Tear In The Rain
5. Until The Day
6. Riches To Rags
7. Way Too Late
8. How Do You Know? (Bonus Track)
Check out "Until the Day" here: More...
Swedish hard rock act 220 Volt, featuring Sorcerer frontman Anders Engberg, released live footage from the recent Väsby Rock Festival performance on July 17th. "Eye to Eye" (originally taken from the 1988 release of the same name) can be viewed in the player below.
In 2014, 220 Volt released "Walking in Starlight" - the first full length studio album in 17 years. Check out the clip here:
U.K. metal act Stormzone, featuring ex-Sweet Savage vocalist John Harbinson and drummer David Bates, released another "Story Behind the Song" preview clip - this time for the new track "I Know Your Pain." The previews are all leading up to the new release "Seven Sins," which is set to drop via Metal Nation Records on August 3rd.
The full tack listing for "Seven Sins" is as follows:
2. Another Rainy Night
3. Your Time Has Come
4. The One That Got Away
5. I Know Your Pain
6. Seven Sins
7. You're Not The Same
8. Raise The Knife
9. Abandoned Souls
10. Special Brew
11. Master Of Sorrow
12. Born Of The Damned
Check out the clip here: More...
Northlane premieres its new music video for the song "Impulse" taken from the bands new album "Node" in stores now via Rise Records.
Check out now "Impulse" below.
Last week Slayer's Kerry King criticized this year's edition of Mayhem in an interview, saying: "Do I know this tour wasn't booked correctly? Absolutely I know this tour wasn't booked correctly. Gary Holt made the comment that usually there's the main Stage, a second stage, a third stage, and then that piece-of-shit record stage… Now what they're calling a second stage is at best a fourth stage and they're wondering why people aren't showing up."
King’s "piece-of-shit record stage" comment obviously is not going over too well with the Victory Records bands (Jungle Rot, Kissing Candice and Sister Sin) playing the stage.
Responds Vocalist Dave Matrise of death metal veterans Jungle Rot:
"I’m gonna be truthful - I take it very personal. I’m a longtime Slayer fan, and I hate to say it, but now I’m gonna change my thoughts about Slayer over this. It’s because of the simple fact that there’s a lot of people, including myself, and a lot of bands here that have a lot of money invested in this tour, and we’re trying to make our money back, and we’re trying to keep this thing rolling. And here’s this guy, and he opens his mouth and sabotages the tour, in my opinion. And then he talks shit about Victory (Records) and that’s our label as well, and calls it a 'shit stage.'
"Well, if it wasn’t for Victory probably getting this stage, this tour would’ve never even happened. That’s just my opinion, and if he would get off the bus once in a while instead of charging $20 for a picture or a signing or whatever the hell he does, he’d probably see that there’s some really good talent out there, man. So yeah, I take it very personal, I think he stuck his foot in his mouth and I hope this turns on him and I hope for the worst. I have had enough, the guy’s been runnin’ his mouth enough and this is the final draw." More...