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The boys are back

As well as Iron Maiden‘s immense headline set, a pro-shot video of Avenged Sevenfold‘s full Rock In Rio 2013 show has also been posted online.

Have a watch below:

Making a pitch for festival headline sets sometime soon? It certainly looks pretty fucking huge…

Avenged Sevenfold Rock In Rio 2013 Set List

Shepherd of Fire
Critical Acclaim
Beast and the Harlot
Hail to the King
Buried Alive
This Means War
Bat Country
Unholy Confessions

Latest and most chart-toppingest Avenged Sevenfold album Hail To The King is out now, and you can catch Avenged with Five Finger Death Punch and Device on the following dates:

November 2013

Saturday 30 Manchester Arena

December 2013

Sunday 1 Wembley Arena, London

Thursday 5 LG Arena, Birmingham

The dates will serve as the OC metal heavyweights’ first UK shows since Download 2011, with tickets on sale now, priced at £28.50 (subject to booking fee) and available from this link.

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“Alone In Heaven”, the new video from Finnish melodic metallers SONATA ARTICA, can be seen below. The song comes off the band’s latest album, “Stones Grow Her Name”, which was released in Europe on May 18, 2012 and in North America on May 22, 2012 via Nuclear Blast Records. The CD was recorded in several studios all over Finland, mixed at Sonic Pump Studios by Mikko Karmila and mastered at Chartmakers by Svante Forsbäck. The effort was released as a limited-edition digipak, standard jewel case, vinyl and download.

Commented SONATA ARTICA vocalist and keyboardist Tony Kakko: “‘Alone In Heaven’ got sparked lyrically after I had suffered few personal losses in relatively short period of time. Those will make you think about a possibility of afterlife and such things. At least for me it was like that.

“I will always remember those passed on through this song every time we play it.

“I was initially a little hesitant wether or not this is a suitable track for SONATA, being rather ‘hard/soft rockish.’ But the guys fell in love with it immediately and it fell right in on the quite mellow-mooded ‘Stones Grow Her Name’ album. I think it’s a nice emotional rock song with some extremely beautiful parts to it. It has become a little bit of a fan favorite and crowd pleaser, being quite approachable and straight forward arrangement wise. Very live friendly track we’ll surely play also in the future. The video is like the song, fairly simple and …soft. Enjoy.”

“Stones Grow Her Name” sold around 2,100 copies in the United States in its first week of release. The CD landed at position No. 9 on the Top New Artist Albums (Heatseekers) chart, which lists the best-selling albums by new and developing artists, defined as those who have never appeared in the Top 100 of The Billboard 200.

SONATA ARCTICA recently parted ways with bassist Marko Paasikoski and replaced him with Pasi Kauppinen (SILENT VOICES, ex-REQUIEM, WINTERBORN).

According to Timo Isoaho of Finland’s Soundi magazine, Tony Kakko has written around 50 songs for the follow-up to 2012’s “Stones Grow Her Name”, with plans to track and mix the effort over a three-month period beginning in October.

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Everyone take a moment of silence to remember Britain's Owen Brown, who passed away at the ripe old age of 87. He was a thousand times more metal than you. Brown passed away in his home in Herefordshire on Saturday, August 24, though he'll still be kickin' it in the afterlife come his final funeral …

The post "World's Oldest Metal Fan" Dies at 87, Will Blast MEGADETH During His Funeral Procession appeared first on Metal Injection.

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BLACK SABBATH members Ozzy Osbourne (vocals) and Geezer Butler (bass) were recently interviewed by Live Nation. You can now watch the second part of the chat at this location. Part one is available for viewing here.

According to The Pulse Of Radio, BLACK SABBATH‘s new album, “13”, is such a success for the reunited band that Ozzy wants to make another one — and hopes that original drummer Bill Ward can join the group in the studio this time. When asked by NME about the chances of Ward returning, Ozzy answered, “It’s a strong possibility. We would have loved to have Bill on this album. Maybe we can work things out by the next one. But it won’t take another 35 years. I’m 65 now. There’s no fucking recording studios in the afterlife. We’re all even closer for all this shit so there’s one positive, one fucking silver lining.”

RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE drummer Brad Wilk played drums on “13” after Ward sat out the sessions. While money was believed to be an issue, Ward was reportedly also upset that the group wanted another drummer around anyway to back him up if he was physically unable to get the job done.

Ozzy told The Pulse Of Radio that Ward being out of shape was the main reason he’s not on the record. “Bill Ward has got the most physically demanding job of the lot of us, ’cause he’s the timekeeper. I don’t think personally he had the chops to pull it off, you know. The saddest thing is that he needed to own up to that, and we could have worked around it, whether we had a drummer on the side with him or something. But I suppose it was something to do with finances as well.”

SABBATH‘s future also depends on guitarist Tony Iommi‘s health. Iommi was diagnosed with a form of cancer in early 2012 and continues to undergo treatment for it. Ozzy told NME, “At the moment, we’re doing so many weeks on the road, then he has to go back for more treatment. He’s had chemo and radiotherapy, and now he’s on a thing to boost his immune system. I really hope it’s gone for good. I’m sure it has. But you never know with that stuff.”

“13”, the first SABBATH album in 35 years to feature Ozzy, Iommi and bassist Geezer Butler all playing together, sold 155,000 copies in the U.S. in its first week of release to land at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 album chart, giving the group its first chart-topper ever in America.

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TESLA guitarist Dave Rude was interviewed on the August 13 edition of “The Signals Of Intuition” show on 99.1 CJAM-FM. Topics discussed include Dave‘s early musical influences and career, auditioning for TESLA, recording “Real To Reel”, “Forevermore” and TESLA‘s upcoming material, as well his new solo album, “The Key”. You can now listen to the chat in the YouTube clip below.

Released on June 4 via Rat Pak Records, “The Key” is a 10-song, riff-laden extravaganza that captures the true spirit and essence of American rock and roll music.

Produced by Marc Kapetan, “The Key” showcases both Dave‘s solid guitar playing skills and unique songwriting ability. Along with bassist Marco Guzman, drummer Josh Schmidt and Dave‘s signature guitar style, this release offers up a straight-forward mix of hard-rockin’ cuts that will satisfy any and all fans of the genre.

“The Key” track listing:

01. The Key
02. Yours To Hold
03. Afterlife
04. On My Own Again (featuring Troy Luckketta)
05. Iron Grip
06. Own The Night
07. Forgive Her
08. One Night, One Day
09. Sledgehammer
10. Charlie Mansion

The song “Yours To Hold” can be streamed using the SoundCloud widget below.

TESLA‘s latest album, “Twisted Wires And The Acoustic Sessions”, was released in July 2011 via Scarlet Records. The CD featured six songs that were recorded back in 2005 at bassist Brian Wheat‘s J Street Recorders studio — which also serve as the last recordings with original member Tommy Skeoch — and six newly recorded tracks, including acoustic remakes of songs from TESLA‘s entire catalog and two brand new songs, “Second Street” and “Better Off Without You”.

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Phil Anselmo: wanting to build bridges

Phil Anselmo has discussed his current feelings for former Pantera bandmate and brother of Dimebag Darrell, Vinnie Paul, who has continued to refuse a reconciliation with his former singer since Dimebag’s death in 2004.

“I feel bad for Vince,” Phil tells Revolver. “People should pity the guy. I wasn’t there when Dimebag was murdered, but he sure as fuck was. That’s his flesh and blood, murdered right in front of him. It’s a shame that Vince never reached out to Rex [Brown, former Pantera/Down bassist] and I. I think the healing process would have been beneficial to him, instead of his knee-jerk reaction to fear, and his therapy through tit bars and whiskey.

Dimebag Darrell: Still missed

“One guy can’t break up a band,” he adds of Pantera’s demise. “After we broke up, why was Rex with me and not with Dimebag and Vince? You have to understand, it goes all four ways when a band breaks up. Yes, I made mistakes. Yes, there was a lack of communication on both sides and some of it is my fault — a lot of it is my fault.”

“Two mornings ago, the first thing I thought of when I woke up was Dimebag. I think about Dime a lot. Last year was very rough. I don’t know what it was about last year, but I got into a severe depression about the loss of Darrell and what it meant and how huge it is. How heinous it is for him not to be here and to go out the way he did.

“Dimebag was a lifer,” Phil continues. “He was meant to be this guitar hero. He was born for it. We would have made amends. I would like to think he would be proud of me for pulling myself out of the muck, the abyss. I’m not a believer in the afterlife. I think this is our shot. But I guess, in an atavistic way, you hope that the fallen one’s mighty spirit is looking down and smiling on you. I just choose to remember the positive things. He was almost like the perfect counterpoint to me. We may have clashed to a certain extent, but we would always find a happy medium, It was a vital relationship that I miss greatly.”

“Pantera had an almost supernatural freakin’ alchemic chemistry, not of this world,” he added. “I have not felt it since. Down has its own chemistry, but it’s not Pantera.”

Read more from the interview here. You can subscribe to Revolver here.

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Video footage of TESLA guitarist Dave Rude performing an instrumental version of the song “Afterlife” from his new solo album, “The Key”, at the Krank booth during this year’s NAMM (National Association Of Music Merchants) show in Anaheim, California can be seen below.

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Germany’s Dunkelheit Produktionen has set March 1st as the date on which “Miscreants of Bloodlusting Aberrations,” from Philippine warriors of death Pathogen, will infect humanity. This marks the second album for the San Pablo quintet, who actually put out this CD earlier in 2012 before Dunkelheit decided to give it a formal release. Below is the tracklisting and cover art for “Miscreants of Bloodlusting Aberrations,” an eight-track endeavor that features a cover of the track “Afterlife” from old schoolers Sacrifice

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Two screenshots from the video for the song “Sacrimony (Angel Of Afterlife)” from American/German/Swedish symphonic metallers KAMELOT can be seen below.

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Dutch symphonic metal band Nemesea posted a new music video for the song “Afterlife” from the forthcoming LP “The Quiet Resistance.” The new LP is due out November 16, 20111 (ESP/FIN/SWE), November 18, 2011 (GER/AT/CH/ Benelux/ITA), November 21, 2011 (Rest of Europe) and November 22, 2011 (USA/CAN) through Napalm Records.

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