Sunday, March 31, 2013

SKID ROW Guitarist On BACH Reunion Talk: 'That Time Has Passed And It's Time To Move On'


SKID ROW guitarist Dave "Snake" Sabo was interviewed on this past Monday night's (March 25) edition of the "Eddie Trunk Live" show on SiriusXM satellite radio. A couple of excerpts from the chat follow below (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET):

On the split with former SKID ROW singer Sebastian Bach:

Sabo: "Basically, in all honesty, it just didn't work out anymore. It worked for awhile, and then it didn't work.

"I've always said this: he's a great singer, a great frontman. The two of us, or maybe all of us, stopped getting along.

"I've always been the one, personally, that I live my life a certain way where if it's not fun anymore and not enjoyable, I have to get away from it. Life is too short — I want positivity in my life — and I'm sure he felt the same way. I think that we just got to a point where we did what we would do up until that particular point and it was time to go different ways.

"I have no animosity towards him whatsoever, I wish him all the best, I hope he does wonderful things; he's done well for himself. But, for me, my main focus is right now, with SKID ROW. I have a relationship with the other four members in my band that I'm really proud of and really happy of, and I'm happy to be creating new music and promoting it."

On being photographed (see below) hanging out with Bach on October 15, 2012 at the DUFF MCKAGAN'S LOADED concert at the Viper Room in West Hollywood, California:

Sabo: "In all honesty, it wasn't a bad thing [seeing Sebastian]. The situation was Duff McKagan was playing, and I manage Duff, and so I was at the show. A person from my office, that works with me with Duff, had told me when I got there that Sebastian was there with his girl. And I was, like, 'That's cool. Whatever. If we see each other, great.'

"Again, I have no animosity. I don't have any ill will or anything like that; that's just not my nature. Man, I love life too much to carry that with me; it's a burden and it weighs you down and I don't want that.

"So when he happened to be standing my the dressing room, I was inside the dressing room, and we saw each other, we kind of walked over to each other, shook each other's hand. And it was good to see him. That's not to say we're putting the band back together or anything like that, but it was good to see him. I mean, he was cool — he wasn't over the top or crazy or anything like that. I mean, he had his girl [with him]; she was very nice. We talked for about ten or fifteen minutes, and I told him about what was going on with my personal life as well. And that was really the extent of it. I told him I was happy for him, whatever he was doing, going out and touring and making new music, and it really didn't go beyond that. Except for taking the picture, which, of course, in this day and age, you put that out there and it just uncovers tons of speculation and [talk about] 'what could be?' [and] 'what might be?' … whatever. But, to me, it was just…

"I've never ran away from our past at all — I embrace it, I think we have created some amazing stuff together throughout the first ten years of the band, but there's also… I'm in this band here and now, and that's what I concentrate on."

On how he and his SKID ROW bandmates — including current singer Johnny Solinger — deal with Sebastian Bach's name constantly being brought up in connection with the group:

Sabo: "I think that at the very beginning, when Johnny got in the band and that same sort of question was posed, but it was posed in, 'How do you fill your old singer's shoes?' And he was, like, 'I wear my own shoes.' And that's kind of the approach that we've taken all along.

"No one wanted Johnny to be, or attempt to be, Sebastian No. 2. I mean, Sebastian is his own entity in his own right, and Johnny is as well. I'm actually pretty amazed that after all this time, people still talk about it; I mean, it was a long time…

"Again, I look at all of it as a blessing. I mean, I look at those records we made with Sebastian as a blessing. I look at the music and the records that we're making with Johnny in the same light. We might not sell the same amount of records, obviously; it's a different day and age and we're a lot older. But I've always predicated my life on how much happiness I get out of what I do.

"I'm not one to sit there and partake in things that are gonna be detrimental to my happiness; I won't do it. And I've walked away from stuff… I walked away from the SKID ROW thing where we were making a lot of money, and I just said… And a lot of people felt the same way, in the band and outside of our band, business [people that we were working with], that it just wasn't fun anymore; it lost a lot of its… well, you lose the innocence, but it lost a lot of the fervor, just the fun of creating. We became different people. Success will do that to people. Adversity will do that to people.

"People say adversity builds character. I think that's bullshit. I think adversity reveals character. And so when that character is revealed, and when you're down in the trenches, then you get to know each other on a real level, man, and you realize that, maybe we're not that compatible, maybe we had a moment in time, and we should be thankful for that moment in time, but now that time has passed and it's time to move on."

Bach in July 2012 posted a letter on his Facebook page in which he said he was willing to reunite with SKID ROW. "For the fans, I would be willing to put my ego aside and do something that would be special for the people who put us where we are today," he wrote. "I do not personally want it myself. But it's not always about 'what I want.' If the fans really want to see us together, I would do it for the fans. Sometimes you can do things for people other than yourself."

Bach said he wanted to write the letter in response to current SKID ROW singer Johnny Solinger's interview in which Johnny said a recent tweet by Bach about a possible SKID ROW reunion was an attempt to "get attention."

In addition to playing guitar in SKID ROW, Sabo works as DOWN's manager at McGhee Entertainment.

The first new release from SKID ROW since 2006's "Revolutions Per Minute", "United World Rebellion - Chapter One" is the first of three plus three EPs that will be made available over the next 18 months. Some of the sessions for the CD, which was mastered in February, took place at Open Sky Studio, the Atlanta, Georgia-based facility owned and operated by producer/drummer Mike Froedge (DREADED MARCO, BLACK LABEL SOCIETY, DOUBLEDRIVE, SPEED X), and the Bonehead Studio, also in Atlanta.

Release dates are as follows:

North America: April 16
European Union: May 24
United Kingdom: May 27
Rest of the world: May 27

album of the week: buer - life illusion

buer is a american depressive black band, life illusion is the best album!
the album is full of emotions,pain and darkness, one of the best track is "blinded by the veil of hypocrisy"

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Wednesday, March 27, 2013

PAPA ROACH Frontman Talks Tattoos In Video Interview


Vocalist Jacoby Shaddix of Californian rockers PAPA ROACH talked about some of his tattoos for PitCam TV's "Behind The Ink" segment. The clip can be viewed below.

PAPA ROACH's fall 2012 European trek with STONE SOUR marked the band's first extended tour since Jacoby Shaddix had surgery on his vocal cords in September. Asked by the Armed Forces Network how his voice was holding up, Shaddix said, "Voice is great. I'm slaying it on the shows so far and I feel really good. I was definitely blessed to go to the right doctor and get my surgery performed by him. It was scary, but I'm good."

According to The Pulse Of Radio, Shaddix said that during his recovery, he got to spend some time with his kids and also learn the latest musical trends. He explained, "After my surgery, I had some time at home so I was helping coach my son's tackle football team . . . I'd turn around and they're behind me doing the 'Gangnam' dance. I was like, 'Alright, we save that for after practice.'"

Even before his vocal problems started, Shaddix admitted in several interviews that he came close to committing suicide earlier in the year as he struggled with both marital problems and falling off the wagon.




Sunday, March 24, 2013

album of the week: lacerta - mind processor

lacerta is a australian death metal band, they released in 2010 a super album named MIND PROCESSOR. the band lyrics are about aliens. i love extreme metal bands who use extraordinary lyrics. so! i listened to the album and i very liked it and it became the album of the week. yep... alien death metal!! RISE! :D

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Thursday, March 21, 2013

Guitar Icon ZAKK WYLDE Teams Up With GRILL 'EM ALL To Create 'Berzerker Burger"


Guitar icon Zakk Wylde has teamed up with Grill 'Em All to create the Berzerker Burger; a monstrous burger with two blackened half pound patties, Eagle Rock Solidarity battered onion rings, white truffle pomme frites, chipotle ketchup, cheddar, and thick cut bacon all smothered in chili.

Fans and burger enthusiasts alike will be able to get their hands on the Berzerker starting at 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 20 at Grill 'Em All's restaurant located at 19 E Main Street in Alhambra, California.

Grill 'Em All has honored many hard rock and metal legends on their menu — such as Dee Snider, BEHEMOTH, and NAPALM DEATH — but this is the first collaboration of its kind.

"Doing a Zakk Wylde burger is a dream come true for us because the guy is everything we dig about Metal," said Matt Chernus, co-owner of Grill 'Em All. "We thought, 'What would Zakk Wylde like? Um, yeah, beer and spice!' TWO blackened patties with boozy onion rings, truffle fries, and chipotle ketchup; we know this burg is going to make people meat drunk."

In the two decades since Ozzy Osbourne hired him away from his job at a New Jersey gas station to become his new guitarist, Zakk Wylde has established himself as a guitar icon known and revered the world over. Writing and recording with Osbourne led to multi-platinum success, inspiring him to create the now legendary BLACK LABEL SOCIETY in 1998. In the decade since, BLS has turned the notion of what a rock band should be upside down by inspiring legions of fans (known as Berzerkers) all over the world to follow the mantra: Strength, Determination, Merciless, Forever — SDMF for short. The Berzerkers, with Wylde as their leader, have created a heavy metal institution true to his vision of uncompromising, unfiltered, and unrestrained rock and roll. Wylde has won nearly every guitar award imaginable, and is a major influence on a new battalion of rock guitarists currently popular today.

Grill 'Em All has been conquering the roads of Los Angeles with their gastronomic powerhouse food truck for three years, blazing a trail for gourmet burgers and pushing the limits of food truck tom foolery. After standing triumphant at the end of the "Great Food Truck Race" finish line (Food Network) and being crowned the "Best Thing I Ever Ate" (Cooking Channel), the demand for their beef grew to the immeasurable heights only comparable to IRON MAIDEN ticket sales in 1987. A move had to be made, an attack deployed. Grill 'Em All executed said attack, and the doors of Grill 'Em All Alhambra — a.k.a. Valhalla — officially opened on Saturday, January 19, 2013.

Monday, March 18, 2013

album of the week: acid witch- witchtanic hellunication

very creepy album with psychedelic riffs. the first album by the american band ACID WITCH.

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Video: HALESTORM Performs JUDAS PRIEST, DIO Classics In Nottingham


Fan-filmed video footage of HALESTORM performing cover versions of "Dissident Aggressor" (JUDAS PRIEST) and "Straight Through The Heart" (DIO) on March 11 in Nottingham, England can be seen below. Both tracks are expected to appear on the band's upcoming EP of cover songs, which was recently recorded and is tentatively due later in the year. The group issued its first set of remakes, "Reanimate", in 2011.

"Reanimate" contained covers of tracks from SKID ROW, LADY GAGA and GUNS N' ROSES. Singer Lzzy Hale told The Pulse Of Radio that recording other artists' songs helps her own writing. "There's just nothing like singing and playing and picking apart an already proven amazing song," she said. "I think it helps you as a songwriter. I'll write a song and be like, 'Well, is that as good as HEART's 'All I Wanna Do Is Make Love To You', and I'll have to be like, 'No, back to the drawing board.'"

HALESTORM was honored with a Grammy in the "Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance" category in the pre-telecast ceremony at the 55th annual Grammy Awards, which was held on February 10 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. HALESTORM was nominated for the track "Love Bites (So Do I)" , from the band's 2012 album "The Strange Case Of…" The group was up against ANTHRAX, IRON MAIDEN, LAMB OF GOD, MARILYN MANSON and MEGADETH in the category.


Sunday, March 10, 2013

Philadelphia's I AM THE TRIREME Signs To DARK HARVEST RECORDS


Dark Harvest Records has announced the signing of Philadelphia's I AM THE TRIREME.

Few bands can match the ferocity and sheer brutal combination of melodic death and vile symphonic black metal that I AM THE TRIREME (pronounced "i am the tri' reem") has conjured. The group brings forth a relentless, fast-paced, crushing wall of blackened brutality and haunting melodies. Listeners can expect to hear a searingly dark, aggressive blend of brutality and purely sinister blackened metal that is sure to leave them foaming at the mouth.

Conceived in 2008, I AM THE TRIREME quickly began to heave their mass out of the dark abyss and shape themselves into a great leviathan in the world of extreme metal alongside acts such as ROTTING CHRIST, GOATWHORE, SUFFOCATION, EXHUMED, and literally countless other heavy hitters in the extreme metal community; proving I AM THE TRIREME themselves as equals in the genre.

While never claiming to be strictly black metal, I AM THE TRIREME holds strong to belief of black metal in its purest form — unencumbered and in direct opposition of ALL religious ties and affiliations.

In a time where ideals and strong beliefs have shifted into trends and thoughtless practices, leaving the scene littered with hollow shells in the image of our forefathers, I AM THE TRIREME sets a course true to their convictions and shines an unapologetic ghostly light through the fog into the beyond.

Friday, March 8, 2013

EXQUIZOFRENIA interview

exclusive interview with argentinian grindcore band EXCUIZOFRENIA. i took the interview from the bassist ANGEL


1) Can i get a backstory on the band/ band biography?

angel: Exquizofrenia was founded in March 2012 in the province of Salta, Argentina, settling as a trio by Angel Narvaez (bass and vocals), Jose Charcas (guitar) and Luis Corimayo (drums). Begin immediately influences the compositions and Metal Grindcore is so soon already had several songs ready, which was first introduced in the province of Jujuy, sharing the stage with other bands from the north. Thus it was decided to return the items and composite capture on tape, it also comes the demo "Exterminio" which was recorded with a single microphone, thus capturing the primitive sound of the band. After a few months, continuing with the compositions, we came to the decision to re-record a demo, which was titled "Antropoceno", the same took place with great care, but keep the raw sound. It should be noted that everything about the recordings, design, distribution, etc. is carried out with our own tools we have. After recording the demo was presented on radio programs in the province, and several dates that emerged in northern Argentina. Currently the band is active and productive, always renewing the repertoire with new compositions visceral.


2) What lyrical theme do you guys use in your music?

angel: The issue which lead letters, are summarized on the consequences and accionares of humanity through the ages about the world and society, both past and present and future inevitable and irreversible effects. We do not want to send any kind of message, especially the change or the decisions must come from each itself, not because we say so.

3) What bands have influenced your band and its sound?

angel: In regard to the sound of the band is the final product of mixing the various influences of each of the members, which in itself are varied with respect to bands, but do Grindcore agree. To name some bands: Napalm Death, Black Sabbath, Inhumation, Vomitorial Corpulence, Brodequin.

4) What made you guys decide to form a band?

angel: Mainly we urge the mere desire to play what we like Grindcore, Metal, no other reasons.

5) What song do you enjoy playing the most?

angel: Just to be playing live any topic we like very much, but I think one of the issues that most enjoyed playing is "Ancestral" something has in particular can be for their ambient.

6) When not doing things with the band, what can you guys be seen doing?

angel: Exquizofrenia outside, each member performs typical activities such as work, study, and have other projects, such as the case of vocalist and bassist, who also is in charge of his personal Grindcore project called Anal Abort.

7) How did you guys come up with your band name?

angel: After searching different names to represent the sound of the band, drummer schizophrenia name suggests, but to exist as bands with that name in our country, we decided to give something that sets you apart, that's why I added the "x" instead of "s". But in a wider sense the name of the band reflects demented and sick society that inhabits this world.

8) What ideas do you guys have about the future?

angel: For now stay active in developing new items and where possible, will soon return to record new material Exquizofrenia and go out and play where we're invited.

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Thursday, March 7, 2013

Vallorch - Neverfade (2012)


Genre: Folk/Viking Metal (Female  & Male Vocals)
Origin: Italy
Length: 48:54 min
72 mb | mp3, CBR 192 kbps


Tracklist:
01. Night Fades… (1:18)
02. Voices Of North (5:40)
03. Join The Dance! (0:58)
04. Fialar (4:29)
05. Endless Hunt (4:57)
06. Sylvan Oath (5:03)
07. Stцriele (1:43)
08. Silence Oblivion (5:47)
09. Anguana (5:23)
10. Leave A Whisper (4:52)
11. The End (6:45)
12. …A New Light Rises (1:59)

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Tuesday, March 5, 2013

SCOTT WEILAND Kicks Off Solo Tour In Flint; Video Available


Former STONE TEMPLE PILOTS and VELVET REVOLVER frontman Scott Weiland kicked off his solo tour this past Friday, March 1 at The Machine Shop in Flint, Michigan. Fan-filmed video footage of the concert can be seen below.

"I'm really looking forward to it," Weiland recently said about the 20-city run of dates during which he is performing songs from the first two STONE TEMPLE PILOTS albums, 1992's "Core" and 1994's "Purple". "It's going to be really exciting — something completely new."

Regarding how the concept for the tour came about, Weiland said: "Well, originally, it was an idea I came up with for STP for the anniversary of 'Core' to do the 'Core' album in its entirety. The rest of the guys didn't want to do it. So, it was still something that there was a lot of public interest in. Having that said, the idea was brought up to me through management. I talked to the guys in my solo band, THE WILDABOUTS, and they were totally into it, as were the promoters. It worked out."

He added: "We're still going to do some of our space jams and have them correlate into some of our STP songs and a couple STP songs into a couple of the covers that we've done during our solo band stuff."

As for the upcoming studio CD, Weiland described it as "more of a rock 'n' roll album, as opposed to more of the sort of outside-the-box artistic sonic adventures that we've gone on in the past.

"The record that we're making, hopefully will attract more of the STP and VELVET REVOLVER fans. I think it will also help that we're doing this tour this way."

Weiland and THE WILDABOUTS have not yet secured a label deal for the upcoming album, which they are producing themselves. He says of the process: "[it] isn't hard, unless you have a group of guys like STP where every single person in the band is a producer. It's not as difficult in this situation. We're writing together. It's actually a lot easier. We're allowing everyone to put in their input and it's coming across much more as a rock 'n' roll record, but it's much more organic sounding."

THE WILDABOUTS consist of multi-instrumentalist Doug Grean, bassist Tommy Black, drummer Dan Thompson and guitarist Jeremy Brown.





Saturday, March 2, 2013

NIKKI SIXX Says New SIXX: A.M. Album Is 'Another Leap Into The Adventurous

Rock band SIXX: A.M. — which consists of bassist Nikki Sixx, guitarist DJ Ashba and vocalist James Michael — is continuing work on material for its third album, tentatively due later this year.

In a new posting on his Facebook page, Sixx — who is currently on tour in Australia with MÖTLEY CRÜE — stated about the progress of the recording sessions for the new CD: "James sent through another track from the new SIXX: A.M. album for me to track bass on, so that's what I am up to for the next few hours.

"As beautiful as it is outside here in Adelaide today, I think I’m just gonna hang in the room, finish off this song and then send to it James to lay into the session back in Nashville.

"The way SIXX: A.M. is recording this album is we all get together and write the songs face to face and then record it in pieces. Sometimes we’re together and sometimes we’re in separate towns (and countries) since none of us live in the same city. It’s really the best of both worlds creatively.

"This album is another leap into the adventurous, and to be honest, I don't think any of us know what this album will actually end up sounding like and for some odd reason I think we really like the idea of that.

"I hope we can to find the time and a way for us to tour behind this album."

In a recent interview with Loudwire, Sixx stated about how the new SIXX: A.M. material is sounding: "This time we really want to fly on our own. We started out the songwriting process by having conversations about how far we can push ourselves musically … Our conversations were, 'Let's go as far to the left as we can, musically,' and once we finish up a handful of songs that are pretty out there … I don't even want to use any kind of references because it'll throw people and they won't really understand what I'm talking about. But we're just taking a lot of chances musically and at this point nothing sounds at all like SIXX: A.M. that you would know, because we're taking such huge leaps of faith that we're going to land on our feet. But once we finish what we have now, we're going to start backtracking into who we are as a band that we know at least. I think you're going to end up with some songs on the album that are sort of surprising and bands that always did that for me were like QUEEN. There would be songs on QUEEN's albums that would be like, 'I can't even believe that came out of a rock band,' and that's what we want to do. We want to take those leaps of faith and in the end, we are a rock band so we'll go back to that at some point."

SIXX: A.M., made a rare appearance — its first in four years — on April 11, 2012 at Revolver Golden Gods Awards at Club Nokia in Los Angeles.

As each band member has been kept busy with their other careers — Sixx is also the bassist for MÖTLEY CRÜE and a syndicated radio host; Ashba is currently touring with GUNS N' ROSES; James Michael is a famed rock producer who is currently working on new records for PAPA ROACH, HALESTORM and others — this marked the band's first chance to perform in support of their current album, "This Is Gonna Hurt", which supplied the #1 rock anthem "Lies Of The Beautiful People".

"7", the latest EP from SIXX: A.M., came out in December 2011 and sold around 2,700 copies in the United States in its first week of release. The effort contained acoustic versions of songs from the group's first two albums — 2007's "The Heroin Diaries" soundtrack and 2011's "This Is Gonna Hurt".

Released on May 3, 2011, SIXX: A.M.'s sophomore album, "This Is Gonna Hurt" is a companion piece to Sixx's "This Is Gonna Hurt: Music, Photography And Life Through The Distorted Lens Of Nikki Sixx" book, a follow-up to his New York Times bestseller, "The Heroin Diaries".