AC/DC Founding Guitarist Malcolm Young Has Died Aged 64

Malcolm Young, arguably the backbone of Australian rock legends AC/DC, has sadly passed away at the age of 64, the band has announced. The cause of death is not yet known, but the guitarist had been battling dementia for a while, which caused him to leave the group in 2014. A statement on the AC/DC website reads as follows:

“Today it is with deep heartfelt sadness that AC/DC has to announce the passing of Malcolm Young.

“Malcolm, along with Angus, was the founder and creator of AC/DC. With enormous dedication and commitment he was the driving force behind the band. As a guitarist, songwriter and visionary he was a perfectionist and a unique man. He always stuck to his guns and did and said exactly what he wanted. He took great pride in all that he endeavored. His loyalty to the fans was unsurpassed.

“As his brother it is hard to express in words what he has meant to me during my life, the bond we had was unique and very special. He leaves behind an enormous legacy that will live on forever.

“Malcolm, job well done.”

Malcolm Young was born in Glasgow, Scotland in 1953 and moved to Sydney, Australia as a child with his family. It was there that he co-founded AC/DC with his younger brother Angus in 1973. Their early material was produced by another Young brother, George, who himself passed away only last month and achieved some success of his own with The Easybeats. AC/DC went on to sell over 200 million albums worldwide, more than The Rolling Stones, Queen, Eminem and U2.

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Alcest Re-Issuing “Souvenirs D’un Autre Monde” Special Edition

Released in 2007, Alcest’s debut album, “Souvenirs d’un autre monde,” marks the starting point of the French band’s extraordinary career.

In celebration of the 10th anniversary of this groundbreaking record, Prophecy Productions has unveiled plans to reissue “Souvenirs d’un autre monde” in two very special limited edition formats on September 22nd.

With the release of “Souvenirs d’un autre monde” (English: “Memories from another world”), Alcest mastermind Neige forged a luminous sound that floats on the fringes of metal, yet incorporates emotions of euphoria, bliss, and nostalgia. The album has become known as one of the fundamental releases of the blackgaze / post-black metal genre, and a record that continually influences countless other bands in its wake.

In 2016, the release was selected by Pitchfork as one of its “50 Best Shoegaze Albums of All Time.”

1. Printemps Émeraude (“Emerald Spring”)
2. Souvenirs d’un autre monde (“Memories from another world”)
3. Les Iris (“The Iris”)
4. Ciel Errant (“Wandering Sky”)
5. Sur l’autre rive je t’attendrai (“On the other shore I will wait for you”)
6. Tir nan Og (Irish: “Land of the Young”)

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Saturn Premieres New Song & Video “Still Young” From Upcoming New Album “Beyond Spectra”

Sweden’s traditional heavy metal band Saturn premieres a new song and music video titled “Still Young”, taken from the upcoming new album “Beyond Spectra”, which will be out in stores on March 31st via Rise Above Records.

Check out now “Still Young” below.

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Jenner Inks Deal With Inferno Records

Inferno Records just checked in with this announcement about inking a new record deal with Serbian group Jenner:

“Formed in December 2013, Jenner is the only all-girl metal band from the Belgrade area and in spite of their young age, they’re showing a high potential & great abilities in delivering high-quality heavy speed metal!

“They had released a two-song demo in 2015, already showing great professionalism & technical abilities! After weeks of intense hard work, they have recorded their first full-length album called ‘To Live Is To Suffer’ that will soon be released on Inferno Records! Stay tuned! For fans of Heathen, Overkill, Agent Steel, early Megadeth…”

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Die Young Premieres New Music Video “God’s Promises” From Latest Album “No Illusions”

Houston, Texas’ Die Young premieres a new music video for “God’s Promises”, taken from the band’s latest album “No Illusions”, out in stores via Good Fight Music.

Check out now “God’s Promises” below.

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Stepfather Fred Releasing New Album “Dummies, Dolls & Masters”

When these four Bavarians from Stepfather Fred enter the studio, they do it with 666% ardent zeal, unleashing the spirit from their live shows in these new songs.

“Dummies, Dolls & Masters,” the band’s 3rd full-length CD, will be released on September 9th, 2016 and something big is on its way. Songs like the ultimate riff monster “Freedom Call,” the mega hymn “Libertine,” the groovy as hell opening track “Bitchbanger” show how much experience this young band already has.

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Die Young Premieres Pre-Release Full-Album Stream Of Upcoming New Album “No Illusions”

Houston, Texas’ Die Young premieres the pre-release full-album stream of the band’s upcoming new album “No Illusions”, which will be out in stores this Friday, August 26th via Good Fight Music.

Check out now “No Illusions” in its entirety below.

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Myka Relocate Premieres Pre-Release Full-Album Stream Of Upcoming Album “The Young Souls”

Metalcore outfit Myka Relocate premieres the pre-release full-album stream of the upcoming new album “The Young Souls”, which will be out in stores October 31th via Razor & Tie.

Check out now the entire new album “Thesis Ov Warfare” below.

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Waltteri Väyrynen Joining Paradise Lost For European Tour And Festivals

Due to other commitments, Adrian Erlandsson will not be able to participate in the Paradise Lost European tour or upcoming festival dates this year. The band comments:

“We are pleased to announce drumming duties have been left in the young capable hands of Waltteri Väyrynen who is kindly stepping in to cover.”

Waltteri also adds: “No words can explain how excited, grateful and honoured I am to do all these shows with Paradise Lost this year. The band has been one of my first and biggest influences ever since I was a little kid. Really looking forward to see all of you on the road! It’s gonna be one hell of a year! Cheers!!”

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Outer Heaven Posts Full “Diabolous Vobsicum” Album Online

Outer Heaven’s new album “Diabolus Vobsicum” is out today, February 10th, on Melotov Records and is also now streaming in its entirety online. Listen in below, courtesy of Noisey.Vice.com.

This young Pennsylvania band deals in creeping, minimal death metal drenched in doom. Though peers include Code Orange and Full of Hell, Outer Heaven has committed fully to the darkness, delivering a debut that Noisey’s Kim Kelly calls “game-changing” and likens to “’90s death metal and its doomier counterparts across the pond.”

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