Soulfly Posts Title Track From New Album, “Ritual” Online

Phoenix, Arizona based metal veterans Soulfly has posted a 360° video online for the title track of their forthcoming new album, “Ritual.” You can check it out below. The album will be released on October 19 through Nuclear Blast Records.

Comments vocalist/guitarist Max Cavalera: “This song took a long time and almost didn’t make the record. We recorded it as an instrumental and ran out of time in the studio. We ended up having to fly Josh Wilbur (producer) out to my house to finish the vocals. He kept on telling me he wanted more of that ‘tribal shit’ like some of the stuff on our first record and ‘Primitive’. We ended up creating the chorus on the spot and layering something like 12 or 16 tracks of chanting for it. After we heard it and were listening back, we got really excited and were high-fiving each other. Josh just turned to me and said that was what he wanted to hear as a fan, and he was really happy to get that out of me. We both knew it was a new Soulfly classic for the ages and had to be the album opener. I’m really proud of this song and I think old-school fans of my work are going to love it.”

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Soulfly Posts Title Track From New Album, “Ritual” Online

Phoenix, Arizona based metal veterans Soulfly has posted a 360° video online for the title track of their forthcoming new album, “Ritual.” You can check it out below. The album will be released on October 19 through Nuclear Blast Records.

Comments vocalist/guitarist Max Cavalera: “This song took a long time and almost didn’t make the record. We recorded it as an instrumental and ran out of time in the studio. We ended up having to fly Josh Wilbur (producer) out to my house to finish the vocals. He kept on telling me he wanted more of that ‘tribal shit’ like some of the stuff on our first record and ‘Primitive’. We ended up creating the chorus on the spot and layering something like 12 or 16 tracks of chanting for it. After we heard it and were listening back, we got really excited and were high-fiving each other. Josh just turned to me and said that was what he wanted to hear as a fan, and he was really happy to get that out of me. We both knew it was a new Soulfly classic for the ages and had to be the album opener. I’m really proud of this song and I think old-school fans of my work are going to love it.”

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August Burns Red Debut Cover Of Wham!’s “Last Christmas”

August Burns Red carry on with their holiday tradition posting the below cover of Wham!’s “Last Christmas”. Check it out:

Says bassist Dustin Davidson of the song:

“This year I sat down with the intention of writing something upbeat, melodic, and shredtastic. When I decided to cover ‘Last Christmas‘ I kept in mind that most people only know the chorus of the song. I didn’t want to recreate something word for word, or note by note, so I took the main hook and built a bunch of original ideas around it. The lyrics to Wham!‘s ‘Last Christmas‘ are very sad, so if you’re feeling lonely this holiday season, I hope this cover finds you well.”

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Zealots Desire Posts “The Fool” Video

Evolution is a revolution as Zealots Desire morphs from straight hard rock to something more than fans can feel strengthened and empowered by. Hailing from London, Ontario, Zealots Desire lives up to the name, with a fanatical desire to bring heavy rock to the masses.

Set to perform at WT Fest in Brantford, ON on July 29th alongside Our Lady Peace, Collective Soul, Soul Asylum, and more, these hard rockers are now sharing with fans a new single and video for “The Fool.”

The band comments: “‘The Fool’ is one of our favorite songs to perform. It seems to go through all the motions. There’s still something that feels peculiar to us about the chorus as well and we love that about it.”

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M.O.D. Debuts New Song “You’re A Fucking Dick” From Upcoming New Album “Busted, Broke & American”

Crossover thrash/punk veterans M.O.D. debut a new song entitled “You’re A Fucking Dick”, taken from the upcoming new album “Busted, Broke & American”, which will be out in stores in early July via Megaforce Records.

Check out now “You’re A Fucking Dick” below.

Esplains Billy Milano:

“Basically the song ‘You’re a Fucking Dick’ is about internet tough guy douche-baggery. I just thought to myself when I wrote the chorus that it can be dumb and offensive but fun. So, you’re a fucking dick. Everyone knows one…”

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Rotting Christ Wants Your Voice On New Album

Rotting Christ has issued the following statement about seeking van voices for a chorus segment on the band’s upcoming album:

“You want to participate in our upcoming album? You want to help us making the chorus of a new song huuuuuge?

“Then feel free to send us your voice –your screams, your howls, anything you want – to our bands official e-mail address: sakis@rotting-christ.com or rchrist@ath.forthnet.gr and let’s make the most hellish chorus ever!”

Words to say: APAGE SATANA
Wave audio file format: Any format
Audio click : 253 b.p.m

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Baring Teeth Streaming “The Violitionist Sessions” Online

Dallas-based tech/death trio Baring Teeth recently took part in a shredding session at Civil Audio in Denton, Texas to record a live studio set, as part of “The Violitionist Sessions.”

Alongside a short interview, Baring Teeth clinically destroys three tracks from second LP, “Ghost Chorus Among Old Ruins” — “Visitant,” “Dripping Sun” and the title track — all recorded by Michael Briggs live with no overdubs. You can read the interview at this location and stream the tracks below.

Baring Teeth released “Ghost Chorus Among Old Ruins” through Willowtip Records at the end of November. The album was recorded by Alex Bhore (This Will Destroy You) at Elmwood Recording, mixed by Keith Souza and Seth Manchester at Machines With Magnets (The Body, Battles, Daughters), and mastered by Alan Douches (The Dillinger Escape Plan, Converge, Swans). See the band live on these dates:

12/20/2014 Gatsby’s Mansion – Denton, TX
1/09/2015 Augustine’s – Hammond, LA
1/10/2015 Back to Back Bar – Bossier City, LA

Baring Teeth by Violitionist Sessions

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Gloryful Posts “Ocean Blade” Track-By-Track Breakdown

Gloryful’s new album “Ocean Blade” will be released on April 25th, 2014 via Massacre Records. The album was mixed by Dan Swanö and mastered by Powerwolf’s guitarist Charles Greywolf. Kris Verwimp is responsible for the cover artwork.

Today drummer Hartmut Stoof has released a new track-by-track breakdown covering the second half of the album. Here’s what Stoof had to say about the album:

Black Legacy: Black Legacy is more or less the ballad on the album. It contains many folk influences and some instruments from this specific period. This song is musically and lyrically meant as the calm before the storm.

All Men To The Arms: This one is also very strong and powerful, expressing an overflowing energy. As the title suggests, this song is a call – for the crew to fight and for you out there to bang your head and raise your fist! The drumming and guitar picking reinforce the lyrics, that describe the battle between the crew and mighty Sedna in the first part of this song. Lyrical based stops in the chorus create catchy hooklines. As you will recognize, the second half is completely different, starting with a guitar solo and a typical Manowar-styled verse, leading to the chorus, in which the title is demandingly sung. To put the final touches to the song, Adrian Weiss performs a killer guitar solo.

McGuerkin On The Bridge: Captain Karl McGuerkin is a fictional character. Each crew needs a bold and frightening badass – especially on this voyage. Musically the song offers a contrast of a raw lyrical characterization and a melodic composition. This song has a lot of drive and sounds very compact. With its 3 minutes playing time, this song is the shortest on this record, but you will not miss a thing in it – that’s for sure! This one is pure power metal!

Siren Song: The guitar leads are apparently a tribute to Running Wild! The lyrics are about the sirens, based on the Odysseus myth in context of a sailor’s adventures. The verses are groovy and the tempo switches in the bridge to raise the energy to an opening chorus. Ramona Kunze’s vocals in the middle of the track fit perfectly to the atmosphere and they exactly sound like what you may expect from a siren who’s luring others to destruction with her enchanting voice.

Ocean Legacy: Ocean Legacy is the instrumental outro. This one is bringing back the Black Legacy theme on cello, performed by Jens’ cousin Gunnar Vosgröne, and also the sounds of breaking waves you’ve heard in the album intro.

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Various Footage From 70,000 Tons Of Metal Available

With the 2014 installment of 70,000 Tons of Metal in the books, footage of various bands filmed by Metal Underground.com is available for viewing below. Road Reports for the first three of four days of the event can be seen here:

70,000 Tons of Metal Report – Day One

70,000 Tons of Metal Report – Day Two

70,000 Tons of Metal Report – Day Three

Check out various footage here:

Vicious Rumors played the entire “Digital Dictator” album in full during its first set at the Chorus Line Theater, including “R.L.H” – which was played for the first time ever. Check that out, plus the track “Condemned” here:

Leaves Eyes performing “My Destiny” at the band’s second set at the Spectrum Lounge:

Atrocity performing “March of the Undying” from the band’s second set at the Chorus Line Theater:

Bonfire performing “American Nights” from the live performance of the “Fire Works” in full during the band’s first set on the pool deck:

Gloryhammer performing “Quest for the Hammer of Glory” during the band’s first set on the pool deck:

Freedom Call performing “Rockstars” during the band’s second set at the Spectrum Lounge:

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Tidal Arms Streaming New Song “Mirrorbox”

As the official unveiling of Tidal Arms’ self-titled sophomore release draws near, today the gatekeepers at Revolvermag.com deliver second track “Mirrorbox” to the masses. Give the track a listen below.

The album was self-produced and mixed by guitarist/vocalist Tom Tierney and Alex Mead-Fox at the band’s own Spaceman Sound in Greenpoint, and mastered by Alan Douches at West West Side Music.

Drummer Francis Mark comments: “‘Mirrorbox’ is all about musical reflections. It’s possible that the flipped groove drum beat in the verses was inspired by the third verse of ‘Just What I Needed’ by the Cars, when David Robinson flips the beat. We named that part ‘Mirrorbox,’ then came up with the chorus guitar part. Someone joked that we should play the mirror image of the chorus riff, so of course we had to. We recorded the riff, played it back in reverse, then learned what we heard. The outro of ‘Mirrorbox’ is the chorus riff performed in reverse. Lyrically, the song is an abstract meditation on the end of an era, beckoning the beginning of another.”

You can also catch the band live:

11/22/2013 The Acheron – Brooklyn, NY *Record Release Show* w/ Tiger Flowers, Sleep Bellum Sonno, Cavallo, Mount Gomery
12/10/2013 Glasslands Gallery – Brooklyn, NY w/ Muscle Worship

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