Valient Thorr Frontman Blasts Napalm Records: “They Can Go Fuck Themselves”

Valient Thorr vocalist Valient Himself is obviously not a fan of Napalm Records, who released the outfit’s latest effort “Old Salt”. Talking on the MetalSucks Podcast, he slams the label, stating:

“It’s unfortunate that we have a label that doesn’t really give a shit about us. Because that record came out August 30th of last year, and we did three tours in Europe around it and this tour right here [the annual ‘Vans Warped Tour‘] is the first one we’ve done in the States. So it would be nice if we’d had some kind of push from the label… I think it was like one of those… I don’t know if it’s a tax scam or what… but we didn’t sell like ten or fifteen thousand records the first day or something, so they don’t give a damn about us.”

“I’m not afraid to say it, we’re speaking about Napalm Records.”

He continues:

“Everyone in Europe said that they were great, ‘It’s gonna be fantastic, you’re gonna be on this great label.’ Everyone thought that. And they didn’t spend any money to put out any ads [for the album]. They promised us tour support, they didn’t [give us any]. They literally gave us a list of bands of who we should tour with — ‘You do a tour with them you’ll get some support.’ First name on the list [is] Clutch. ‘Hey, you wanna do a tour with Clutch in December?’ ‘Yeah, absolutely!’ We did it.

And Clutch’s profile has gotten HUGE in Europe. We toured with them in 2011 and they were big but, now they’re doing 2,500-3,000 cap places and selling them out all over Europe. And that was in Decmember and we did that. And we had to do local shows just to pay for our own airfare and everything because [Napalm] weren’t kicking down anything. And the same with this tour.

We’d be killing it on this tour right now… I don’t wanna say I’m completely unhappy because I’m a happy person, I’m not gonna let one thing run me down, but we’d be a lot happier if we weren’t spending every nickel that we made on this tour on our transportation, y’know what I mean? And when you have a label that doesn’t give a shit about you, that’s what happens.”

“This is our first and last record with them. They can go fuck themselves.”

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Armored Saint to release “Win Hands Down” this summer

– April 8th, 2015 –

Title track and music video is streaming now!

Los Angeles, California’s Armored Saint are set to release their seventh studio album this summer. The album, “Win Hands Down,” is all things Armored, a vintage crush of classic power propelled by a cathartic blast of life in the year 2015. The album is scheduled for release on June 2nd in North America, with release dates for June 1st in Europe/UK, and May 29th in DE/CH/AT. A brand new video was recently shot by director Andrew Nethery, and is available for streaming now at metalblade.com/armoredsaint, where album pre-order bundles are also ready for order. Additionally, a behind the scenes video from the photo shoot for the “Win Hands Down” album cover is on youtube now HERE.

Win Hands Down” – mixed by Jay Ruston, produced by Joey Vera.
01. Win Hands Down
02. Mess
03. An Exercise In Debauchery
04. Muscle Memory
05. That Was Then, Way Back When
06. With a Full Head of Steam
07. In an Instant
08. Dive
09. Up Yours

VH1 Classic’s centerpiece in original programming, That Metal Show, returned earlier this year with an episode that welcomed Jamey Jasta of Hatebreed alongside John Bush and Joey Vera of Armored Saint. Jamey Jasta talked about the upcoming Hatebreed tour, the podcast he hosts, recounted how a recent tour they did with Black Label Society was one of the best he had ever done, and even gave a compilation CD to each member of the audience. John Bush and Joey Vera talked about their forthcoming seventh album Win Hands Down, their upcoming tour with Saxon and recalled memories from their time in Anthrax. Watch the full episode, along with bonus clips of John and Joey, on vh1.com now HERE.

While in New York for the TV taping, Jamey Jasta sat down with Bush and Vera for an episode of “The Jasta Show“. Subscribe and listen via iTunes HERE, or stream the episode on soundcloud HERE.

Armored Saint are also proud to be joining the legendary Saxon for a few select, high profile shows across the country from May 12th through May 30th. Head over to facebook.com/thearmoredsaint for all tour dates and additional information.

ARMORED SAINT
Tour with Saxon
05/12 New York, NY BB Kings
05/13 Worcester, MA The Palladium
05/23 San Antonio, TX 210 Kapone’s Live
05/24 Dallas, TX Gas Monkey Live
05/29 San Jose, CA Rockbar
05/30 Los Angeles, CA House of Blues

ARMORED SAINT
European Tour Dates
06/19 Clisson, FR Hellfest
07/30 Wacken, DE Wacken Open Air
08/02 Munich, DE Free & Easy Festival
08/03 Amsterdam, NL Melkweg w/ Queensryche
08/04 Eindhoven, NL Effenaar w/ Queensryche
08/06 London, GB Electric Ballroom w/ Queensryche
08/07 Derby, GB Bloodstock Festival
08/08 Kortrijk, BE Alcatraz Festival
12/04 Hamburg, DE Waterkant X-Mas Bash
12/05 Oberhausen, DE Ruhrpott Metal Meeting

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The Night Flight Orchestra Releasing New Album “Skyline Whispers”

Swedish classic rock band The Night Flight Orchestra – featuring Björn Strid (Soilwork), David Andersson (Soilwork) and Sharlee D’ Angelo (Arch Enemy, Spiritual Beggars) – has a new album entitled “Skyline Whispers” that will be released on June 9th, 2015 via Coroner Records.

The album was recorded at Nordic Sound Lab Studios, Skara (Sweden), engineered by The Night Flight Orchestra and Bengan Andersson, mixed by Sebastian Forslund, and mastered by Thomas Plec Johansson at Panic Room Studios, Skara (Sweden).

You can listen to Björn Strid talking about the forthcoming album with Canadian rocker Danko Jones on his podcast below. The album track listing is as follows:

1. Sail On
2. Living For The Nighttime
3. Stiletto
4. Owaranai Palisades
5. Lady Jade
6. I Ain’t Old, I Ain’t Young
7. All the Ladies
8. Spanish Ghosts
9. Demon Princess
10. Skyline Whispers
11. Roads Less Traveled
12. The Heather Reports
13. Floridian Eyes (Exclusive Digipak Bonus Track)

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Anguish Releasing “Mountain” via Dark Descent

Aptly titled “Mountain,” the highly anticipated sophomore release from Sweden’s Anguish will be unleashed November 12th on Dark Descent Records. The follow-up to 2012’s mammoth debut “Through the Archdemon’s Head” sees the band expanding upon their oppressive brand of doom metal. Compared to its predecessor, “Mountain” is stripped down, clocking in at 48 minutes across eight tracks of suffocating dread, yet the compositions are the band’s most varied to date.

You can hear the new track “SnowHammer” on the third episode of the Hand Of Glory episode of the Withered Hands Podcast right here. Guitarist Christoffer is also featured and comments on the upcoming album.

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Jamey Jasta Launches New Podcast, Posts Three Episodes

Hatebreed singer and former host of MTV’s Headbangers Ball Jamey Jasta has launched his official podcast, “The Jasta Show.”

The weekly podcast will feature Jasta interviewing musicians, athletes, and other influential figures. During the first three episodes, Jamey Jasta interviews label mates Eddie Hermida (Suicide Silence) and Scott Ian (Anthrax) as well as Of Mice & Men’s drummer Tino Arteaga.

The show touches on everything from what it’s like for Hermida to fill the shoes of Mitch Lucker to the timelessness of AC/DC with Scott Ian to the next wave of superstar metal bands with Arteaga.

“The Jasta Show” podcast is available for free via this location and you can also hear the first three episodes below.

“With all the touring I have been doing globally, I have been running into so many amazing people. Now the opportunity has arisen to do this show and I am so excited,” exclaims Jasta. “I am doing this because I have the desire to hear people’s stories and tell stories of my own.”

“The Jasta Show” is produced and distributed by the Paragon Collective Podcast Network. Alex Aldea of the Paragon Collective states, “Jamey has one of the earnest, distinct and influential voices in metal music. This show isn’t just about interviews, it’s about giving listeners a real backstage glance into the lives of their heroes, their stories, and hopefully inspires them to also make their dream become a reality.”

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CRIPPER in mixing progress of new album ‘Hyena’!

– July 29th, 2014 –

First two webisodes online!

German Death/Thrashers CRIPPER are in the process of mixing their new album.

Here’s an update straight from the studio: “Fellas, a big step in the progress of producing “Hyena” is done. We are happy to announce that all recordings are finished and we are entering the mixing phase now. It’s still 4 months from now until release, but to give you some sneak peeks, here’s another podcast for you. Besides the audio recordings, we also filmed our whole set at Metaldays festival in Tolmin/Slovenia. Strangely enough, it was the first time ever that we played in the rain, even though the overall festival weather was brutally hot and sunny! The audience didn’t mind, neither did we. Crowdsurfers, circle pits, wall of death and a rowing pit made all our worries disappear – thanks to everyone getting soaked with us! We had a massively positive feedback at our signing session, where the line of people wouldn’t stop for a whole hour. Crazy shit!

Check out the first webisode at THIS location and click HERE for the brand new, second edition!

About CRIPPER:

CRIPPER convince with their enthralling mix of old-school and modern Thrash Metal. Served with technical refinement and a lot of groove, they kick ass while being varied and distinct. Since their founding in 2005, the guys and gal from Hannover, Germany left their marks as being a rousing live band, carrying the audience with dashing songs and sweaty shows. On tours with Overkill and Onslaught, CRIPPER spread their virus throughout Europe. Once a big festival got infected, they gladly book the band repeatedly – therefore CRIPPER played several times on festivals like Summer Breeze, Wacken Rocks, Metalfest and Rockharz Open Air. But there’s even more – boarding the well-known 70,000 Tons Of Metal cruise ship from Miami twice, playing the Brutal Assault festival in the Czech Republic, shows at the Bang Your Head, in Belgium, the Netherlands, Poland, Austria, Switzerland and being invited to enter the stage of the Slovenian Metaldays 5 (!) times let CRIPPER gain international recognition and a continuously growing fanbase.

CRIPPER live:
08/08/14 CZ – Jaromer – Brutal Assaul
14/08/14 DE – Gardelgen – Metal Frenzy Open Air
16/08/14 DE – Dinkelsbühl – Summer Breeze
19/09/14 DE – Hannover – Stumpf
20/09/14 DE – Greven – Backyard Festival
18/10/14 DE – Kiel – Rock City
12/12/14 NL – Eindhoven – Metal Meeting
13/12/14 BE – Genk – Iron Steel Fest
31/12/14 DE – Nürnberg – Aqua Ruction

CRIPPER is:
Britta Görtz – vocals
Christian Bröhenhorst – guitars
Jonathan Stenger – guitars
Dennis Weber – drums
Gerrit Mohrmann – bass

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Metalunderground.com Official Podcast, Episode 1: Recapping 2013

In the second installment (and first official episode) of the new Metalunderground.com podcast, web wizard Kevin Perez (n0thinghead) and writer Mike Smith (OverkillExposure) cap off the old year by dissecting our official “best-of” lists and bantering about their own favorite albums of 2013.

Last time, we promised that the next episode would be far shorter. We lied; it’s still pretty long. When reviewing an entire year of music, sometimes metalheads can’t help themselves. Please bear with us as Kevin and Mike work on managing their time more efficiently.

However, if you find the time, and find the idea of listening to two complete strangers waffling on about Carcass, The Dillinger Escape Plan, Living Sacrifice, Protest The Hero, and In Flames (to name just a few) appealing, then crack open a beer and enjoy.

Big thanks to Belgian symphonic black/death metallers Herfst for providing our intro music. You can download Herfst’s music here and visit their official Facebook page here. You can check out the podcast episode by clicking the link below.

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New Danko Jones Podcast Available

Another podcast episode from Danko Jones’ world of music is now available online. In episode #57 of the podcast Danko corralled both Dizzy Reed and Richard Fortus (Guns N’ Roses) during the Rockstar Energy Uproar Tour this past summer to chat about ZZ-Top, Billy Idol, the concept of wearing capes, and bowling with W.A.S.P guitarist Chris Holmes.

The episode is available for streaming and free download below or at the Danko Jones website.

On October 22nd, a re-release of “Rock And Roll Is Black And Blue” was made exclusively available on Spotify, including two previously unreleased tracks “Crazy In Bed” and “Whatever Happens.”

The band just started a fall tour through the Nordics with no less than 18 shows total. In addition to the tour the group will also do three gigs in Ontario, Canada towards the end of November.

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Soggy Bog And Crestfallen Podcasts Streaming

The entire new Hour of 13 record “333”, a new 29 minute track by Aldebaran from the new “Embrace the Lightless Abyss” release and the entire new EP by Holy Mountain titled “Earth Measures” are streaming on the new Soggy Bog Podcast #75 at this location.

The new Crestfallen #79 episode is also on the podcast page and at this site featuring sixteen doom tracks. Stream both podcasts below in the players as well.

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Saxon Posts Podcast Discussing New DVD "Heavy Metal Thunder Live – Eagles Over Wacken"

Saxon has posted another podcast online discussing the band’s new live DVD. You can check out the clip below, and Saxon also commented:

“As promised here is the second podcast from Saxon regarding the new Live DVD ‘Heavy Metal Thunder Live – Eagles Over Wacken Podcast No.2’ This time Nigel Glockler, Paul Quinn and Doug Scarratt speak about the experiences they made during the past Wacken Open Air’s in 2004, 2007, 2009. Have Fun!

“As promised here are the first track lists. Today with the Best of W:O:A 2009, 2007 and 2004 and with the special audio recordings from the Glasgow show on the 14th of April. Both included in the DVD+CD Digipack Version of ‘Heavy Metal Thunder Live – Eagles Over Wacken.'”

The track listing is as follows:

Saxon – BEST OF W:O:A 2009, ’07, ’04
01 Batallions Of Steel
02 Heavy Metal Thunder
03 Metalhead
04 Let Me Feel Your Power
05 To Hell And Back Again
06 If I Was You
07 Killing Ground
08 Unleashed The Beast
09 Dogs Of War
10 Rock’n Roll Gipsy
11 Travellers In Time
12 The Eagle Has Landed
13 747 (Strangers In The Night)
14 Dallas 1 p.m.
15 Witchfinder
16 Solid Ball Of Rock
17 20.000 Feet
18 Red Star Falling
19 Rock The Nations
20 The Power And The Glory
21 Stallions Of The Highway
22 Live To Rock
23 And The Bands Played On
24 Princess Of The Night
25 I’ve Got To Rock (To Stay Alive)
26 Attila The Hun
27 Denim And Leather
28 Ashes To Ashes
29 Crusader
30 Wheels Of Steel

GLASGOW LIVE, 14. APRIL 2011
01 Hybrid (Intro)
02 Hammer Of The Gods
03 Heavy Metal Thunder
04 Back In 79
05 Never Surrender
06 I’ve Got To Rock (To Stay Alive)
07 Dallas 1 p.m.
08 Call To Arms
09 Solid Ball Of Rock
10 Demon Sweeney Todd
11 And The Bands Played On
12 Man And Machine
13 Play It Loud
14 When Doomsday Comes (Hybrid Theory)
15 To Hell And Back Again
16 Motorcycle Man
17 Denim And Leather
18 Princess Of The Night
19 Crusader
20 747 (Strangers In The Night)
21 The Eagle Has Landed
22 20,000 Feet
23 Strong Arm Of The Law
24 Wheels Of Steel

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