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Last updated on July 31, 2014 at 11:58 AM ET
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6 news articles posted today (and counting...)
After releasing a video for "Mountaintop," Devin Townsend is proud to present to you the 2nd official promo video for the "Casualties of Cool" track "Flight." The video was shot, directed, and edited by Konrad Palkeiwicz, who is one of Devin’s dearest friends.
Devin comments: "Casualties Of Cool is one of my favourite things, if not my favourite thing I've done to date. It’s pretty left of centre, and now that my big Z2 project and all its chaos is nearing completion, it means even more to me. A dark and quiet place to go.
"Finally, its available for people who didn't order through Pledge, and I'm proud to present the video for ‘Flight’, done by long-time friend and collaborator Konrad Palkeiwicz. Konrad moved to an Island and filmed his interpretation of the song and I think it's beautiful.
"We have been rehearsing for our upcoming shows at Union Chapel and Savoy Teatteri in Finland, and it’s really a pleasure to have the ability to do this type of music. Thank you for the support!"
A project over four years in the making, largely at night when home from turning the dial up for the day job in the studio, "Casualties of Cool" saw Townsend look at himself in order to go forward. Digging out a battered old Fender amp and telecaster, he revisited the rootsy country and North American folk music of his youth. Driven simply by the desire to see how things unfolded, free of the usual recording contract constraints and subsequent limits on time, the album released back in June reached No. 2 on the Billboard Heatseekers chart, No.11 in the Indie album charts and No. 77 in the UK album charts.
The album was fully supported by a crowdfunding campaign on Pledge Music reaching nearly 550%. The stock of physical CD’s of "Casualties of Cool" have also finally arrived at Devin’s official online merch store. More...
Punishment 18 Records has checked in with the following announcement about inking a new record deal:
"Italian thrash metallers Ancient Dome have signed a new record deal with Punishment 18 Records for the release of the new, third full-length album of their career.
"The group already released two albums with Punishment 18 Records, 'Human Key' (2009) and 'Perception of this World' (2010)."
Further details are forthcoming, and you can also find more info on Ancient Dome at the band's Facebook profile.
Joining on with the crowd funding revolution, Rob Zombie has launched a campaign to raise funds for his new movie "31," which will continue his evil clown fetish and take it to new heights.
You can find all the perks for contributing and full details at this location. Rob Zombie himself also comments:
"Welcome to my next film. It is called 31. It is the story of five random people kidnapped on the five days leading up to Halloween and held hostage in a place called Murder World. While trapped inside this man-made Hell they must fight to survive playing the most violent game known to man... a game called 31.
"31 has no rules. 31 has no boundaries. It is ever so simple. Do whatever you can do to kill your opponent before they kill you. Keep this up for 12 hours and freedom is yours.
"Who are the opponents? Well... a group of vile, filthy, blood-thirsty clowns known as THE HEADS. They come in all shapes and sizes and each grows nastier than the last.
"What kind of film is this you ask? It is a fast paced, mean dirty film for those who like it rough. Get ready for a sick piece of celluloid! This is some hardcore business for the blood-thirsty gore hounds.
"Get on board! Get involved! Be part of this horrifying business! The world of horror needs you!" More...
U.K. stoner/doom act Alunah posted a preview clip for the third studio effort "Awakening the Forest." The clip features vocalist/guitarist Sophie Day and artist/illustrator Michael Cowell discussing the imagery and symbolic meanings behind the artwork. The album is set to drop via Napalm Records/Spinning Goblin on the following release schedule:
Oct. 3rd: G/A/S, FIN & BENELUX
Oct. 6th: UK & EUROPE
Oct. 7th: US/CAN
Oct. 8th: NOR/SWE/ESP
The track list for "Awakening the Forest" is:
1. Bricket Wood Coven
2. Heavy Bough
3. Awakening The Forest
4. The Mask of Herne
5. Scourge and The Kiss
6. The Summerland (Bonus Track)
Check out the clip here: More...
Accept posted the second installment in a series of preview clips for the new album "Blind Rage." The album will be released on August 15th (EU) August 18th (UK and France) and August 19th (United States) via Nuclear Blast Records.
The track list for "Blind Rage" is:
1. Stampede (see music video here)
2. Dying Breed
3. Dark Side Of My Heart
4. Fall Of The Empire
5. Trail Of Tears
6. Wanna Be Free
7. 200 Years
8. Bloodbath Mastermind
9. From The Ashes We Rise
10. The Curse
11. Final Journey
Check the second preview here: More...
Minnesota symphonic power metal act Heliosaga announced that the band's debut release will be entitled "Towers in the Distance." The album's artwork can be viewed below along with two preview clips released in the last couple of weeks. The release date for the debut has not yet been announced, but it is expected for release this year.
Check out the album's artwork and take a listen to the trailers below: