Condition Critical Posts “Intravenous Mutilation” Music Video

Condition Critical has a new music video out now for “Intravenous Mutilation,” which is the third track off the thrash band’s sophomore album “Extermination Plan.” You can get your own copy here and the full track listing is as follows:

1. Interminable Surgery
2. Fatal Incision
3. Intravenous Mutilation
4. Voluntary Disfigurement
5. Extermination Plan
6. Ostracized
7. Vindictive Hostility
8. Genocidal Void

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Eindhoven Metal Meeting Reveals Full 2016 Lineup

With the addition of Pro-Pain, Soulburn, and Komah, the line-up for Eindhoven Metal Meeting 2016 is now complete. The eighth edition of the annual metal meeting is set to take place December 16th & 17th, 2016 at the reputable Effenaar venue in Eindhoven, The Netherlands.

The organization is furthermore proud to reveal the daily schedule of the festival. Single day tickets are going on sale Monday, the 1st of August 2016. The full festival billing is as follows:

Aura Noir (NO)
Archgoat (FI)
Batushka (PL)
Benighted (FR)
Bleeding Gods (NL)
Bölzer (CH)
Burning Hatred (NL)
Caronte (IT)
Cirith Gorgor (NL)
Destruction (DE)
Der Weg Einer Freiheit (DE)
Emptiness (BE)
Endstille (DE)
Enthroned (BE)
General Surgery (SE)
Gutalax (CZ)
Hail Of Bullets (NL – featuring David Ingram [ex-Benediction, Bolt Thrower[ on vocals)
Harakiri For The Sky (AT)
Hell (UK)
Insanity Reigns Supreme (BE)
Illdisposed (DK)
Komah (BE)
Mantar (DE)
Mayhem (NO – ‘De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas’ will be played in its entirety!)
Memoriam (UK – featuring band members from Bolt Thrower, Cerebral Fix and Benediction)
Moonspell (PT – Special setlist based on the ‘Wolfheart’ and ‘Irreligious’ albums!)
Necrophagia (US – pre-party)
Pro-Pain (US)
Protector (SE)
Schammasch (CH)
Schirenc Plays Pungent Stench (AT – pre-party)
Seth (FR)
Soulburn (NL)
Tiamat (SE)
Toxic Waltz (DE)
Valkyrja (SE)
Watain (SE – Exclusive BeNeLux show & unique ‘Casus Luciferi’ setlist!)
Wederganger (NL)

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Condition Critical Unveils “Extermination Plan” Album Cover

New Jersey thrash band Condition Critical today unveils the artwork and track listing for forthcoming second album “Extermination Plan,” which can be seen below. A finalized release date and first single are slated to land online next week.

1. Interminable Surgery
2. Fatal Incision
3. Intravenous Mutilation
4. Voluntary Disfigurement
5. Extermination Plan
6. Ostracized
7. Vindictive Hostility
8. Genocidal Void

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Serial Butcher Premieres New Track “Sadistic Spare Parts Surgery”

Belgian brutal death metal outfit Serial Butcher – featuring current and former members of Aborted, Emeth, Moker, Ectopia – premieres its new track “Sadistic Spare Parts Surgery”, taken from the upcoming album “Brute Force Lobotomy”, out in stores on CD and digital formats on September 18, 2015 via Unique Leader Records.

Check out now “Sadistic Spare Parts Surgery” below.

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TOM MORELLO, GEDDY LEE, ALEX LIFESON Perform Spine Surgery On TIM COMMERFORD In FUTURE USER’s ‘Voodoo’ Video

How do you top a video in which you literally set yourself on fire?

If you’re FUTURE USER frontman/bassist Tim Commerford, you start by convincing a back surgeon to let cameras capture your spine surgery. Then you use that footage to make a video about the sorry state of American health care. And of course, you top it off by bringing in your RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE band mate Tom Morello and RUSH pals Geddy Lee and Alex Lifeson for guest-starring (and hilarious) turns as doctors. That’s the magic of “VooDoo”, the new video from electronic rock band FUTURE USER.

“I got the idea for the video after I ruptured a disc in my back and needed emergency surgery,” recalls Commerford. “As someone who often goes under the knife, I’ve always been a bit overwhelmed by the process, paperwork, approvals and costs. Luckily, I have insurance, but it got me thinking about all the people in this country who can’t afford medical treatment. I read an article recently that said there are over 40 million uninsured people living in the States, which is insane. I talked my doctor into letting me shoot the surgery, then explained the concept to Tom (Morello), who was totally into the idea. And of course, you can’t talk about universal health care without bringing Canada into the conversation, so I called Geddy (Lee) and Alex (Lifeson) and asked if they’d be part of it and was blown away when they said yes. And all that footage of my back being opened up is real, no joke.”

“VooDoo” sees Morello playing the bottom line-conscious Dr. Van Drusel, who explains to Commerford that, because RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE hasn’t played since 2011, his supplemental insurance has expired, requiring Commerford to cough up a $20,000 down payment — in cash — to cover the initial costs. After taking Commerford’s credit card for additional fees, he tells his patient, “Your physical recovery will take 6-8 weeks. The financial recovery… hard to say.” Adding life-threatening insult to expensive injury, Van Drusel abandons Commerford mid-surgery. Fortunately, young Tim awakens in Canada, where Dr. Lee and Dr. Lifeson have been keeping a watchful eye. They explain the benefits of Canadian healthcare (“our hospitals are not for profit”) and set him straight.

Timmy C is not just a great musician, but an artist in the truest sense of the word,” says Morello. “His amazing FUTURE USER videos are unlike any others in the history of music videos and I’m proud to work with him on his latest. It was a blast hanging out with him and one of our all-time favorite bands, RUSH. This new video will likely get us all honorary medical degrees or at least a few comedic acting gigs. The video skewers our broken ‘for profit’ health care system with great wit and great rock.”

Of course, no FUTURE USER video would be complete without the presence of the mask-wielding character named S.W.I.M., which stands for Someone Who Isn’t Me, an internet acronym often used in online forums. In “VooDoo”, S.W.I.M. holds a gun to Dr. Van Drusel‘s head, making sure the operation doesn’t extend past the paid time limit. “VooDoo” follows previous FUTURE USER videos “Mountain Lion” (in which Commerford injected himself with steroids and then set himself ablaze. The clip, which premiered on Rolling Stone, features a cameo by Lance Armstrong) “Clockwork” (a polarizing clip about police militarization in which he waterboarded tennis great John McEnroe), “Supernatural” (about the NSA/mass surveillance) and “Medication Nation” (about the controversy surrounding genetically modified foods. “Supernatural” featured a cameo by comic book legend Stan Lee, who typically only appears in Marvel film blockbusters).

Commerford and FUTURE USER co-conspirator Jordan Tarlow call the band’s sound prog-tronic, a mix of early prog rock and modern electronics. Commerford, who handles vocals and bass on the album and Tarlow, who does keys and programming, produced the album themselves. They were joined by drummer John Knox and Commerford enlisted a special guest to play guitar: Grammy-winning producer Brendan O’Brien (PEARL JAM, BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN, RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE). O’Brien plays guitar on every song on the album, but is not officially in the band. The album was mixed by Tom Syrowski (PEARL JAM, BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN, AC/DC).

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Iced Earth Writing New Album “The Judas Goat”

Iced Earth is set to begin the writing process for the band’s 12th studio album. After a short hiatus, (primarily due to founder, chief songwriter, and guitarist Jon Schaffer’s 2nd cervical fusion surgery), the band is planning out its schedule for the remainder of the year.

Iced Earth fans can expect the next album, tentatively entitled “The Judas Goat,” and the subsequent touring cycle to begin in early 2016. Schaffer comments on his recovery and the direction of the new album:

“The recovery after this surgery has been more difficult than the first time around in 2000. Although there have been a few setbacks, I am confident that I’m ready to resume my duties in Iced Earth, directing my full attention to the creative process, production, and touring future of the band.

“We are looking forward to songwriting and getting back in the studio. The creative direction of the new album is rife with intense and heavy emotions, as one would expect from an Iced Earth record, as well as a wide variety of lyrical inspirations and themes.

“I am 100% confident that the bond our band has forged in these last several years will shine through in the music. It’s a brotherhood in every way, and the fans will feel that. I couldn’t be more proud of these guys and everything we’ve achieved together.”

Long time drummer Brent Smedley will be returning to the band for the recording and touring of the next album cycle. Smedley had to step down due to personal family reasons in 2013 shortly before the recording of “Plagues of Babylon.”

“We are very pleased to have Brent joining us once again; he’s always been a brother and an important part of the Iced Earth legacy,” says Schaffer.

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Zephyra Releases “Emotional Surgery” Video

The Swedish metal heads from Zephyra just released their brand new video for the song “Emotional Surgery,” which can be seen below. The band also comments:

“Today is an AWESOME day folks, ’cause our album; ‘Mental Absolution’ is released in Japan. Can you believe it; JAPAN?! It is released via Wormholedeath Japan, and will be distributed in all Japanese shops by Space Shower Music.

“It’s such a superb feeling to announce it, and we´ve chosen to celebrate it with a new video.
Here it is, along with two BIG HORNS UP to you all, for supporting us!”

The album’s track listing is:

1. Imprisoned Queen
2. Forced Family
3. Not Without My Scars
4. Lies and Deceit
5. Emotional Surgery
6. Kiss the Abyss
7. Schizophrenic Sanity
8. Atychiphobia
9. Mandatory Meltdown
10. Release My Anger
11. In My Veins
12. Undone

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Zephyra Posts “Mandatory Meltdown” Music Video

The Swedish metal heads from Zephyra just released their brand new video for the track “Mandatory Meltdown” via Youtube. Check it out below.

The song is taken from the album “Mental Asbolution” and the video was directed by Screams & Cleans Studios from Boras, Sweden. The full track listing for “Mental Absolution” is as follows:

1. Imprisoned Queen
2. Forced Family
3. Not Without My Scars
4. Lies and Deceit
5. Emotional Surgery
6. Kiss the Abyss
7. Schizophrenic Sanity
8. Atychiphobia
9. Mandatory Meltdown
10. Release My Anger
11. In My Veins
12. Undone

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Zephyra Posts “Atychiphobia” Lyric Video

Zephyra just released an official lyric video for “Atychiphobia,” the 8th track from “Mental Absolution.” Check it out below. The full track listing for “Mental Absolution” is as follows:

1. Imprisoned Queen
2. Forced Family
3. Not Without My Scars
4. Lies and Deceit
5. Emotional Surgery
6. Kiss the Abyss
7. Schizophrenic Sanity
8. Atychiphobia
9. Mandatory Meltdown
10. Release My Anger
11. In My Veins
12. Undone

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Bernie Versailles, Guitarist For Redemption/Agent Steel, In Coma After Suffering Aneurysm

According to Arizona punk act We Steal Copper, Redemption/Agent Steel guitartist Bernie Versailles has apparently suffered an aneurysm and is current in a coma. As of yet, there has been no official press statement from either the Versailles family or Redemption.

The post on We Steal Copper’s Facebook pages as of last night reads: “Please keep our best friend & camera man, Bernie Versailles, in your prayers. He is in a coma right now after suffering an anyerism. Some of you know him from our Beer Pong video shoot. Some of you may know him as the guitarist of Agent Steel. We know & love him like family. Either way he has been with us since the beginning and he and his family need all the positive energy. Thank u guys!”

This morning, the band posted the following statement from Agent Steel bassist Michael Zaputil: “Michael here. First off, I want to thank all of you. I want to thank Bernie’s and my forever brothers in the Agent Steel family, Juan, Karlos,Rick, and Chuck. I also want to thank our brothers in the thrash community who have expressed their concerns. I love you all more than I could express, it is exactly how we pulled together in the first place and took the world as our own back when it mattered. But I have to get this off my chest. It isn’t fair. Bernie and I joined Agent Steel together in late 1985. He was 18, I was 26. Before that as a teenager, he devoted himself to being the best musician possible, but he was also a gifted natural. Clean living. Dedicated. In contrast, I on the other hand from the late ’70s through the ’80s was Sid Vicious and Kurt Cobain combined. I did enough blow and heroin to keep the Afghan and South American drug cartels in business for years, and trust me, that is no exaggeration. Along with being a heavy drinker and smoker. Still smoking actually.At that time, I considered myself a Christian, talk about a walking contradiction. Here is a guy that never abused his physical body though,took his music totally seriously, and than this. Just one of many things nowadays that make no sense to me. I happen to know that there are enough of us sending positive prayer and energy to see him through this. It will happen, I will not accept this otherwise. He and I have been through things together you wouldn’t beleive. Going on thirty years. Way too much to get stopped in our tracks now, we have much work to do. And I’m sorry I didn’t respond to some of you earlier, when I get hit with something like this, I tend to pull away and go into my shell. I’m fucked up that way. But bless you all….”

Redemption founder Nick van Dyk posted an update on the surgery: “Doctors operated on him and said it was successful and vitals are good, but Bernie is not out of the woods by any stretch. I think we will keep updates to a minimum as this is a matter for his family. Please keep Bernie and his family in your thoughts and prayers. He is one of the kindest and most thoughtful people one could ever meet, and his talent is as big as his heart.”

More information is expected soon.

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