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Last updated on July 1, 2015 at 12:01 PM ET
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10 news articles posted today (and counting...)
Butcher Babies gets a lot of hate on Metalunderground (and about any other metal site it seems like), but according to front woman Heidi Shepherd, that hate is what they want and it just propels the band on farther (this may make quality the band members for Sith status - discuss below).
During an interview at this year's Download Festival in Donington Park, Heidi spoke with Heavy Metal Artwork, in which she said:
"The naysayers are the ones that push me the hardest... I had this teacher in junior high that told my mom that I would never be successful at something. Like, what a jerk! And so I was, like, 'Yeah. Fuck that!' And I so I got great grades.... People who tell me 'no,' I'm going to do it. So thank you to the naysayers."
You can watch the full interview below. If you want to know what Butcher Babies brings to the live stage, check out the band's entire Hellfest performance right here, or you can see the recent music video for "Monsters Ball" at this location. More...
This autumn Indie Recordings will celebrate the label's history with a ”10 year anniversary tour” featuring Keep Of Kalessin, Vreid, and Vredehammer (the latter two of which both have new albums coming this year). The label comments:
"The two times Norwegian Grammy Nominated powerhouse Keep Of Kalessin, is now ready to hit the road with fellow mastodons, Vreid and Vredehammer! The undisputable power of these three musical craftsmen reflects perfectly on the band’s most recent recording; 'Epistemology.' Their innovative unique style and technical skills, has gained the band great respect amongst journalists and awarded Keep Of Kalessin an ever growing fanbase around the globe.
"Since 2004, the pitch black brigade Vreid has been marching forward with full power. More than 500 shows, 25 countries and 3 continents have been conquered. In October they will release their 7th album. The reports are that a masterpiece is on its way. Blacker and more majestic than ever, this album will also be their first album since 'I Krig' with lyrics exclusively in Norwegian.
"Vredehammer is one of the most exiting extreme metal bands emerging from the Norwegian underground over the last years, and this year they were nominated to Norwegian Grammy and toured Europe with Satyricon. This autumn they are ready to attack with a killer new album." More...
After recently being declared cancer free and working on a new Iron Maiden album, Bruce Dickinson visited the music therapy charity Nordoff Robbins in London.
During his visit, Bruce took part in a music therapy session with special needs kids from Richard Cloudesley School. Nordoff Robbins shot video during the session, which can be seen below.
Iron Maiden's new album "The Book Of Souls" will be released globally on September 4th. Full details and the cover artwork that has given the metal world psychic powers to hear music through images can be found right here.
It's what every metal head has always been clamoring for (right? RIGHT?) - a Rob Zombie pinball machine is coming and can take up residence in your basement man cave!
The machine will feature 10 Rob Zombie songs from across his solo catalog and voiceovers from the director/musician himself as well as characters from his movies like Captain Spaulding. There's only going to be 300 of these puppies made, so you should probably grab yours early.
Watch a sweaty and gross Rob Zombie talking about his new pinball machine in the player below.
Buffalo, New York's four piece deathcore / groove metal outfit A Stranger To Remorse has a new single online for streaming.
Check out the song "Mortem" through the lyric video available below. You can also grab a free download of the single at Chugcore.net here.
German seafaring doom merchants Ahab released a teaser clip for the new music video "Like Red Foam." The song will appear on the new album "The Boats of the Glen Carrig," which will be available on August 28th via Napalm Records.
The track listing for the album is:
1. The Isle
2. The Thing That Made Search
3. Like Red Foam (The Storm)
4. The Weedmen
5. To Mourn Job
6. The Light in the Weed (Mary Madison)
Check out the clip here: More...
Switzerland's death/doom metal act Zatokrev just released a new music video for the track "Swallow the Teeth."
The song is taken from the band's fourth album "Silk Spiders Underwater...," which was issued back in April via Candlelight Records. Check out the clip below. The album's track listing is as follows:
1. Runaway Soul
2. Bleeding Island
3. The Phantom
5. Brick in the Sky
7. Swallow the Teeth
8. They Stay in Mirrors More...
UMC - promoters for the Original and World's Largest Cruise Festival, 70,000 Tons of Metal - added three more acts to the upcoming 2016 edition of the cruise: Ancient Rites, My Dying Bride and Thyrfing will now set sail. Seven more acts are expected to be announced over the course of the day today.
70,000 Tons of Metal 2016 will set sail on February 4th-8th from Ft. Lauderdale, Florida and return to Jamaica with a stop at Falmouth.
The festival will board a new vessel: The Independence of the Seas (via Royal Caribbean), which will accommodate four stages: The Alhambra Theater is a five-story concert hall in which they spare no expense to remove part of the (very comfortable) seating so you have a real Mosh Pit on the High Seas; The more intimate Egyptian themed Pyramid Lounge offers the local club atmosphere; The third indoor stage is in Studio B, the ice skating rink featuring a maritime version of the Arena experience and last but not least their jewel: The Pool Deck stage - The World’s Biggest Open Air Stage Structure to ever sail the Open Seas, surrounded by multiple bars and pools, plenty of room to sunbathe on several decks and even hot tubs incorporated into the Pool Deck stage to soak in while you watch the shows!.
The All-Star Jam band, which returned this past January will also be back, led by Annihilator's Jeff Waters and members from the various acts aboard performing cover tunes live.
Ticket prices start at USD 666 plus USD 348 Taxes and Fees per person and include all on board entertainment, most non-alcoholic and non-carbonated beverages, all meals in the dining rooms, most on board restaurants and even 24 hour room service.
Public Sales begin on Thursday July 9, 2015 at 3PM PDT. For more information, head on over to 70000tons.com.
Ancient Rites, My Dying Bride and Thyrfing join the previously named acts:
At the Gates
Children of Bodom
Black metal juggernaut Diabolicum premieres its entire upcoming new album "Ia Pazuzu (The Abyss Of The Shadows)" before it comes out on July 7th via Code666 Records.
Check out now "Ia Pazuzu (The Abyss Of The Shadows)" below.
Hailing from Rochester, Minnesota atmospheric and blackened death metal outfit Amiensus premieres a new track titled "Divine Potion of Acumen" taken from the band's new album "Ascension", which is out today.
Check out now "Divine Potion of Acumen" below.