Ministry Frontman Al Jourgensen Discusses Sexual Harassment

In the latest in a series of videos posted online by Nuclear Blast, Ministry frontman and founder Al Jourgensen has weighed in on the high profile claims of sexual harassment. Like former U.S. Senator Al Franken, Jourgensen admits he’s done things that he’s not proud of. “But you grow, you learn, you listen,” he says. Jourgensen has taken an objective look at some of his actions from the past that he didn’t consider sexist at the time, but, today’s raised awareness has given him a fresh perspective.

“Now it’s time for the men to buck up and start thinking,” he says. “We’ve slated our society to be exploitative and men have been rewarded by this system, but now, we’re starting to think.

“It’s not going to be an overnight thing, but at least start thinking. ‘Ok, I remember this party back, maybe 10 years ago where I did…yeah…I see that that was weird, I can see where I could have possibly weirded someone out…’ just that is a step forward. Just for a man to think ‘you know what? That was fucked up.’ That’s a step forward and that’s where we need to be and that’s what these discussions that are happening right now are doing…hopefully.”

“AmeriKKKant” tour dates:

March 22 House of Blues, Anaheim, CA
March 23 Ventura Theatre, Ventura, CA
March 24 Brooklyn Bowl, Las Vegas, NV
March 26 Ace of Spades, Sacramento, CA
March 28 Roseland Theatre, Portland, OR
March 29 Vogue Theatre, Vancouver, BC CANADA
March 31 Union Hall, Edmonton, AB CANADA
April 1 Palace Theatre, Calgary, AB CANADA
April 3 Wilma Theatre, Missoula, MT
April 5 Boubon Theatre, Lincoln, NE
April 7 Riviera Theatre, Chicago, IL
April 8 Turner Hall Ballroom, Milwaukee, WI
April 10 Bogart’s, Cincinnati, OH
April 11 20 Monroe Live, Grand Rapids, MI
April 12 Egyptian Room, Indianapolis, IN
April 14 Opera House, Toronto, ON CANADA
April 15 MTelus, Montreal, QC CANADA
April 17 Royale, Boston, MA
April 18 Aura, Portland, ME
April 19 Paramount Theatre, Huntington, NY
April 21 Wellmont Theatre, Montclair, NJ
April 22 Town Ballroom, Buffalo, NY
April 23 Rams Head Live, Baltimore, MD
April 25 Center Stage, Atlanta, GA
April 26 Hard Rock Live, Orlando, FL
April 28 Levitation Festival, Austin, TX

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Fight the Fight launches pre-order for self-titled debut album

– January 10th, 2018 –

Launches new video for “The Other Side”

Last January, Norway’s Fight The Fight released their self-titled debut digitally in the USA – now, the band is giving the record a proper physical release in the States via Blacklight Media. Due out February 9th, Fight the Fight can be pre-ordered now at: blacklightmediarecords.com/fightthefight – where a new video (directed by Kyrre Larsen) for the album track “The Other Side” can be viewed.

Fight the Fight comments: “We are super stoked to show you guys the video for ‘The Other Side’. This is a song about choosing sides, having a look inside your own truth and what makes you – you. Fuck the expectations of others or the society. Fight for it, be yourself.

Fight the Fight track-listing:
1. Fight the Fight
2. The Edge
3. The Other Side
4. Perfect Combination
5. Addictions
6. This Is War
7. My Emperor
8. Patient Zero

Barely breaking into their twenties, Fight the Fight has already been a band – though under a different name (Faenskap) – for more than a decade. It’s the classic story of childhood friends and schoolmates whose dreams and ambitions run high, and ultimately form a band together. Pushing the whole project to the limit of their capabilities, they succeeded in reaching their goal: creating a record that reflects their vision of what’s to come. Not your average album, this mature, well-composed rock/metal grenade immediately explodes with memorable hooks, catchphrases and choruses, and the rock, punk, metal and black metal elements are woven into a unique and progressive sound. With this debut, it is clear that Fight the Fight is destined for great things.

Fight the Fight line-up:
Lars Vegas – vocals
Amok – guitars
Lord – guitars
HM – bass
Bjorn Dugstad Ronnow – drums

Fight the Fight online:
https://www.facebook.com/Fightthefightband
https://www.instagram.com/fightthefightband

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Fight the Fight launches pre-order for self-titled debut album

– January 10th, 2018 –

Launches new video for “The Other Side”

Last January, Norway’s Fight The Fight released their self-titled debut digitally in the USA – now, the band is giving the record a proper physical release in the States via Blacklight Media. Due out February 9th, Fight the Fight can be pre-ordered now at: blacklightmediarecords.com/fightthefight – where a new video (directed by Kyrre Larsen) for the album track “The Other Side” can be viewed.

Fight the Fight comments: “We are super stoked to show you guys the video for ‘The Other Side’. This is a song about choosing sides, having a look inside your own truth and what makes you – you. Fuck the expectations of others or the society. Fight for it, be yourself.

Fight the Fight track-listing:
1. Fight the Fight
2. The Edge
3. The Other Side
4. Perfect Combination
5. Addictions
6. This Is War
7. My Emperor
8. Patient Zero

Barely breaking into their twenties, Fight the Fight has already been a band – though under a different name (Faenskap) – for more than a decade. It’s the classic story of childhood friends and schoolmates whose dreams and ambitions run high, and ultimately form a band together. Pushing the whole project to the limit of their capabilities, they succeeded in reaching their goal: creating a record that reflects their vision of what’s to come. Not your average album, this mature, well-composed rock/metal grenade immediately explodes with memorable hooks, catchphrases and choruses, and the rock, punk, metal and black metal elements are woven into a unique and progressive sound. With this debut, it is clear that Fight the Fight is destined for great things.

Fight the Fight line-up:
Lars Vegas – vocals
Amok – guitars
Lord – guitars
HM – bass
Bjorn Dugstad Ronnow – drums

Fight the Fight online:
https://www.facebook.com/Fightthefightband
https://www.instagram.com/fightthefightband

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Nevicate Premiere New Song & Video “Shattered”

Nevicate – a new metal band from Joensuu, Finland – premiere their debut single ‘Shattered’ and its music video for it streaming below. The song was mixed by Nino Laurenne (i.a. Thunderstone & Lost Society) and mastered by Svante Forsbäck (i.a. Rammstein & Sonata Arctica).

Line-up:

Anni Kokkonen – vocals
Lassi Porali – guitar & backing vocals
Lumi Ollila – keyboards & backing vocals
Oskari Hevonkoski – bass
Toni Manninen – drums

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Voivod Begins Recording First Full Length New Album In Five Years

Canadian progressive thrash veterans Voivod has announced via a short post on Facebook that they have today entered the studio to begin recording a new album. The message, which simply read: “It is with great enthousiasm that we announce that Voivod is entering the Studio today for the next full length album! Exciting! Stay connected!” means that this will be the band’s first full length album since 2013’s, “Target Earth.” The gap has been filled in the meantime with the 2016 EP, “Post Society,” which comprised of songs released as split singles with Entombed A.D., Napalm Death and At The Gates, as well as a cover of the Hawkwind classic, “Silver Machine” and the title track.

In an interview with Rock Sverige earlier this year, drummer Michel Langevin (AKA, Away) stated that the new record would be a concept album and that it could very likely also be a double album, given the lengths of some of the songs. No further details have been confirmed as of yet.

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Hostile Media Inks Deal With The Vicious Head Society

Earlier this year, The Vicious Head Society, the brainchild of Irish guitar virtuoso Graham Keane released the debut album “Abject Tomorrow,” which gained applause the world over. Featuring guests such as keyboardist Derek Sherinan of Alice Cooper, Billy Idol, Yngwie Malmsteen, Kiss, Steve Vai, and Joe Bonamassa fame, fellow Irishman and bass player Pat Byrne, and drum machine Kevin Talley “Abject Tomorrow” tickled the ears of progressive metal fans and those with a taste for all things guitar.

Today, Keane can reveal he has teamed up with Hostile Media to reissue his acclaimed debut on December 15th. The reissue will also include a bonus track “Xylematic Disembowelment.” Keane comments, “When Hostile Media offered me a contract which guarantees huge amounts of cash, fame and at least two limousine rides in exchange for my earthly soul, it was a no brainer! In seriousness, I’m delighted to sign with HM, it presents me with a chance to reach more people with my music. To celebrate, I recorded an out take from the Abject sessions and we just about managed to squeeze it on to the CD. ‘Xylematic Disembowelment’ is a zappa inspired instrumental combined with death metal. I don’t think I need to say any more than that!”

The track list for the album is:

1. The Sycophants
2. Abject Tomorrow
3. Downfall
4. Agenda
5. The 11th Hour
6. Psychedelic Torture Trip
7. Gods Of The New Age
8. Analogue Spectre
9. Xylematic Disembowelment

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Hostile Media Inks Deal With The Vicious Head Society

Earlier this year, The Vicious Head Society, the brainchild of Irish guitar virtuoso Graham Keane released the debut album “Abject Tomorrow,” which gained applause the world over. Featuring guests such as keyboardist Derek Sherinan of Alice Cooper, Billy Idol, Yngwie Malmsteen, Kiss, Steve Vai, and Joe Bonamassa fame, fellow Irishman and bass player Pat Byrne, and drum machine Kevin Talley “Abject Tomorrow” tickled the ears of progressive metal fans and those with a taste for all things guitar.

Today, Keane can reveal he has teamed up with Hostile Media to reissue his acclaimed debut on December 15th. The reissue will also include a bonus track “Xylematic Disembowelment.” Keane comments, “When Hostile Media offered me a contract which guarantees huge amounts of cash, fame and at least two limousine rides in exchange for my earthly soul, it was a no brainer! In seriousness, I’m delighted to sign with HM, it presents me with a chance to reach more people with my music. To celebrate, I recorded an out take from the Abject sessions and we just about managed to squeeze it on to the CD. ‘Xylematic Disembowelment’ is a zappa inspired instrumental combined with death metal. I don’t think I need to say any more than that!”

The track list for the album is:

1. The Sycophants
2. Abject Tomorrow
3. Downfall
4. Agenda
5. The 11th Hour
6. Psychedelic Torture Trip
7. Gods Of The New Age
8. Analogue Spectre
9. Xylematic Disembowelment

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New Animated Video Clip “Not For You” Posted By Red Fang

Portland’s Red Fang issued a new animated video clip for the song “Not For You.” The song is lifted from the band’s latest effort “Only Ghosts,” which is available now through Relapse Records.

Check out the clip, directed by Balázs Gróf, here:

Red Fang hits the road with Black Label Society in January. For dates and venues, head over to this location.

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New Video Clip “Room Of Nightmares” Released By Black Label Society

Black Label Society has debuted the brand new music video for the first single from “Grimmest Hits” titled “Room Of Nightmares” which was directed by long time collaborator Justin Reich.

Black Label Society will release the tenth full length “Grimmest Hits” on January 19th via Entertainment One (eOne). The new effort will be the highly anticipated follow up to Billboard Top 5 charting titles “Catacombs of the Black Vatican” (2014) and “Order of the Black” (2010). In-between then and now, Zakk Wylde released “Book of Shadows II,” the long awaited follow up from his 1996 solo debut of the same name, which debuted at #18 on the Billboard Top 200 Chart.

“Room Of Nightmares” is available on all digital service providers and streaming services today. The track is also an iTunes instant gratification track, meaning fans who pre order the album on iTunes now will receive “Room of Nightmares” as an instant download. The cover art and track listing can be seen below.

Wylde, now reunited with Ozzy Osbourne after an eight year break, has played a handful of dates with whom he refers to as “the boss,” with no signs of slowing down. The reunion kicked off over the summer with a highlighted performance at Chicago Open Air with high profile festivals like Louder Than Life and Ozzfest Meets Knotfest on deck to close out the year.

One part invading horde and all parts traveling carnival party, Black Label Society traverses the world powered by caffeine and cacophony. BLS engages and inspires audiences everywhere they go, on every radio dial they burn, inviting all comers to join in and participate in their brotherhood and sisterhood of hard rock and vigor.

Now ten studio albums deep, with solo records, Ozzy shows, and Zakk Sabbath tours all kicking ass simultaneously, Black Label Society rides ever forward, fist held high.

The track list for “Grimmest Hits” is:

1. Trampled Down Below
2. Seasons Of Falter
3. The Betrayal
4. All That Once Shined
5. The Only Words
6. Room Of Nightmares
7. A Love Unreal
8. Disbelief
9. The Day That Heaven Had Gone Away
10. Illusions Of Peace
11. Bury Your Sorrow
12. Nothing Left To Say

Check out “Room Of Nightmares” here:

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Sharptooth Premieres Title Track From Upcoming New Album “Clever Girl”

Sharptooth premieres the title track of the band’s upcoming new album “Clever Girl”, which will be out in stores on October 27 via Pure Noise Records.

Check out now “Clever Girl” below.

Comments vocalist Lauren Kashan of the song:

“‘Clever Girl‘ the track is all about aggressively fighting back against the hands that chain us. It’s about ‘biting back’ against oppression of all forms, be that by people in your life, in your society, or systemic forms of oppression like sexism, racism and bigotry. The song was inspired by an argument I had with a guy who tried to tell me and a bunch of other women (many of us survivors of sexual assault) about how WE should feel about sexual violence. And all I could think in that moment was SIT DOWN AND SHUT UP because this person had absolutely no right to speak on the subject, let alone talk down to us. I think anyone can relate to the experience of having someone who has no idea what they’re talking about, either trying to talk down to you or control you. This is a call to arms for any and all marginalized people for our voices to be heard and for everyone else to take this time to simply listen.”

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