Metal News for May 16, 2006
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Dry Kill Logic has released the details what appears to be an EP/DVD called "The Magellan Complex." The Magellan Complex is due to be releases on June 27, 2006 and features the following:
1. It's So Easy (Guns N Roses Cover)
2. Dirty Black Summer (Danzig Cover)
3. From Victim To Killer
The Magelland Complex
DKL In NOLA
Dry Kill Logic recently got home from touring England where they were reportedly blown away by the fan support and turnout. Playing to sold out crowds and wild kids every night, Jason Bozzi commented that, "It's good to see that kids still know how to dive off the P.A. systems."
MTV.com reports: About a month ago, Maynard James Keenan told a French magazine that A Perfect Circle was, if not dead, on life support. The band, he added, "pushed [it] as far as it could go," and he said he sees the group "playing again together only in a few years to make one or two songs, nothing more." But Keenan stopped short of saying the group had officially called it quits.
Guitarist Billy Howerdel's not so sure what's happening with A Perfect Circle. The creative strength behind the band has been working on his own material. He's also in the throes of assembling a fresh outfit he'd like to record and tour with. But when it comes to A Perfect Circle, he'd rather not think about it.
"We don't know what's happening," said Howerdel, one of Keenan's best friends. "[Maynard and I have] talked about it lightly. A few months ago, it was like, 'If we did A Perfect Circle again, I'd want to do this or that.' It was a benign conversation. I think we both entertain the fact that it could happen again, but for right now we don't have any plans to do it again. We're focusing on what we're doing now. A Perfect Circle is done for now."
Not long after the release of 2004's Emotive, Howerdel began sculpting and recording material on his own, bouncing ideas off session drummer Josh Freese. He's written 14 tracks, nine of which he's content with.
Two weeks ago, Howerdel — who hasn't found a record label for his forthcoming, yet-untitled project — teamed up with Freese, Jonny Polanski ("The first bass player we had try out for A Perfect Circle"), ex-APC guitarist Troy Van Leeuwen, and Freese's brother, keyboardist Jason Freese, "to flush them out in a live rehearsal situation." Of course, Howerdel's not sure his next band's going to feature any of these players.
Howerdel hopes to have his band in place by late summer so he can get back out on the road. He'd like to be able to release the record before year's end. But first he needs to make sure everything about these songs is just right.
Read the full article at MTV.com.
A brand new KILLSWITCH ENGAGE song, entitled "This Fire Burns", has been made available for streaming at Alternative Press. The song is taken from the upcoming "WWE: Wreckless Intent" compilation, due on May 23 via Columbia. The collection, which features wrestlers' themes heard during the WWE's TV shows such as "SmackDown!", "RAW", "WrestleMania", and "Saturday Night's Main Event", as performed by today's top-selling aggro-rock and rap artists, also includes new exclusive material from SHADOWS FALL, ZEBRAHEAD, MOTÖRHEAD and more.
A rare NAILBOMB music video for the track "Wasting Away" has been posted online on Roadrunner's site.
NAILBOMB was the short-lived side project of then-SEPULTURA frontman Max Cavalera and FUDGE TUNNEL's Alex Newport, formed between the recording of SEPULTURA's "Chaos A.D." and "Roots" albums. This video includes extremely rare footage that was nearly burnt in a fire that nearly killed Max Cavalera's family friend.
Max Cavalera's current main band, SOULFLY, are continuing to tour in support of their latest album, "Dark Ages", available now on Roadrunner Records. The follow-up to 2004's "Prophecy" was produced by Max and was mixed by Terry Date, who has previously worked with PANTERA and DEFTONES, among others.
Of all the hundreds upon thousands of upcoming metal acts around the globe that I have checked out on Myspace this year, I can say that there is not one that has hit me dead smack between the eyes with its literal uncanny ability like Deliver Us From Evil has done. They incorporate with true gusto the best elements of metal from the past and what is most appealing today. They cannot be labeled very easy due to this. They are not another Lamb of God imitator, nor are they at all classifiable as NU metal. The band is made up of Jeff Thomas on bass, Alex Morgan on percussion, John Matheis playing lead guitar and one of the more talented screamers in the underground game today, Brent Vaughn on vocals. I wanted to provide everyone with more insight into this extremely gifted metal act's background and what can be expected in the future by conducting this inteview with their drummer, Alex Morgan. More...