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San Francisco Bay Area metallers MACHINE HEAD entered GREEN DAY‘s Oakland, California’s JingleTown Recording compound on February 9 to begin recording their new album for a late 2014 release via Nuclear Blast Entertainment.

The first in a series of short segments regarding the production side of making MACHINE HEAD‘s new CD can be seen below.

Tentative songtitles set to appear on the new MACHINE HEAD album include “Killers & Kings”, “Beneath The Silt”, “Eyes Of The Dead” (formerly “Ojos De La Muerte”), “Sail Into The Black”, How We Die” and “Night Of The Long Knives”.

As part of this year’s Record Store Day on April 19, MACHINE HEAD will release a 10-inch vinyl single, with the A-side containing the “demo” version of a new song, “Killers & Kings”. The B-side will be a cover version of the track “Our Darkest Days” from one of MACHINE HEAD‘s favorite bands, IGNITE.

Speaking to U.K.’s Metal Hammer magazine, MACHINE HEAD frontman Robb Flynn stated about the band’s new material: “It sounds like MACHINE HEAD! It’s definitely moving forward, which I feel like we’re probably always gonna do.

“We’re not a band that ever looks back. We do our thing and try to take the life experiences that we have and the musicianship that we’ve evolved and try to use it. Obviously, we have our sound and we have the MACHINE HEAD patented harmonics, the downtuned riffs and I sing the way I sing.

“I think Bob Dylan said it best: ‘You just find new ways to say the same thing.'”

Speaking about some of the specific tracks and the lyrical themes covered on the new album, Flynn said: “I’ve got some pretty cool lyrics ready. There’s a song called ‘Night Of The Long Knives’, and it’s pretty fucked! It’s about the Manson murders, and the lyrics are really dark and vicious.

“We’ve found some new twists to give to the MACHINE HEAD sound and some new fire and excitement.”

Asked what the band’s main aims were when they started composing music for the new CD, Flynn said: “Well, it’s nice to try and have a plan, but music has a way of unravelling over time! [Laughs] You’ve just got to roll with it.

“With [2007’s] ‘The Blackening’, I’d love to say I had this grand vision of nine- and 10-minute songs, but the first four songs we wrote were the four shorter songs on the record. For months, there was no indication whatsoever that we’d have 10-minute songs. That stuff came later.

“Human nature wants to control and dictate where things will go, but you can’t. It won’t let you! The more you try, the more it goes, ‘Fuck you.’ It’s going some other way!”

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The Pulse Of Radio reports: Although Slash and BLACK EYED PEAS singer Fergie became good friends after collaborating on a song for Slash‘s first solo album, when it came time to name her new baby with husband Josh Duhamel, Fergie went with the first name of Slash‘s former GUNS N’ ROSES bandmate, Axl Rose. Were Slash‘s feelings hurt at all? Asked by TMZ what he thought of Fergie calling her son Axl, Slash said, “I think it’s really cool, I actually talked to [Fergie and Josh] yesterday. It’s all good . . . who am I to judge?”

Slash told The Pulse Of Radio a while back how he first met Fergie and what he thought of her. “I did a BLACK EYED PEAS fundraiser called Peapod, and she showed up. I’d never met her before, and I was expecting, really, I thought, a Puerto Rican girl, ’cause of the way that her songs sort of sound. And so here’s this white girl from Orange County and that really sort of surprised me. And then we started doing this LED ZEPPELIN song and she jumped on the vocal and it just blew my mind.”

Fergie and Slash ended up recording a song called “Beautiful Dangerous” for his 2010 solo debut as well as a cover of GUNS N’ ROSES“Paradise City” that ended up as a Japanese B-side.

Slash has been working on material for his third solo outing, but is also currently doing press for “Nothing Left To Fear”, the first horror film produced under his Slasher Films banner.

In addition to producing, Slash scored the film and wrote two original songs for it, with vocalist Myles Kennedy from his band singing on one of them.

“Nothing Left To Fear” opens in limited theatrical release on October 4, and hits VOD and DVD on October 8.

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Wakeless has released new single “Descend Beneath” for free download. The release is available now through Year of the Sun Records and also features a previously unreleased version of the band’s song “Defibrillator” as the single’s B-side.

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For some reason (probably because why not?), PIG DESTROYER have joined forces with underground comedy institution [adult swim] and unleashed a brand new track titled “The Octagonal Stairway.” The track’s origin is unknown–whether it was a Book Burner b-side or created specifically for the Williams Street Records compilation–but it rips nonetheless. You can download or […]

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“Dark Cloud”, a demo version of a song by Swedish hard rockers DAGGER, can be streamed in the YouTube clip below. The track is the the B-side of the band’s debut seven-inch EP entitled “Mainline Riders”, which was recently made available via High Roller Records. This is the first release by the recently founded Stockholm-based group which features the following lineup:

* Jani Kataja (SIDEBURN) – Vocals
* Fred Estby (NECRONAUT, ex-DISMEMBER) – Drums
* David Blomqvist (ex-DISMEMBER) – Electric Guitar
* Tobias Cristiansson (GRAVE, ex-DISMEMBER) – Electric Bass

The A-side of the EP spotlights the title track “Mainline Riders”, a cover version of NWOBHM pioneers QUARTZ.

The EP is limited to 1000 copies (300 x gold vinyl, 700 x black vinyl) and can be purchased from the High Roller shop.

Says Estby: “DAGGER was formed by me, David and Tobias in early 2009. I had some material that I thought didn’t really fit for NECRONAUT, but was still too good to chuck away. When I talked to David about this, he told me he also had material that wouldn’t work for DISMEMBER, which made us think about writing songs together in a different way than before. At the same time, Tobias was also writing more hard rock-oriented songs and was immediately into playing them with us. So I think the three of us really wanted to do something we hadn’t done before.”

Even though all three of them were into doing something new and different, no one was rushing things. “We have been rehearsing and writing songs not wanting to force anything,” Estby says. “It also took a long time to find the perfect singer for the band. It was really worth the wait, though. Jani suits this band perfectly both musically and personally.”

Given the “confession” Fred makes about the band member’s personal taste in music, DAGGER suddenly seem less of a surprise than before. “The last couple of years on tour with DISMEMBER, we almost only listened to the classic hard rock albums we love,” he says. “We also talked about how many bands tried to sound like that but never really succeeded, in our opinion.”

Now with the lineup complete, DAGGER is here to play “hard rock the way we think it should be played.” The EP is meant to serve as an appetizer for DAGGER‘s debut album, which is currently being recorded at Gutterview Recorders (BULLET, ’77, IMPERIAL STATE ELECTRIC) in Stockholm, Sweden for an early 2014 release via an as-yet-undetermined record label.

“We started recording our debut album in May this year,” says Estby. “While recording, we and our manager Leif from Clandestine Music thought it would be cool to release a 7″ before the album just to bring out our name and sound.

High Roller Records is a cool label, and we knew from experience that it would be fast and smooth to work with them.”

Dave, Tobias and Fred are all equally involved in the songwriting for DAGGER, whose sound contains no audible traces of DISMEMBER, GRAVE or NECRONAUT.

“We write different kind of songs but within the same framework,” Estby explains. “This fact allows us to help each other out when one of us doesn’t have a whole song from scratch.

Jani joined the band when the album was already written, so he will be much more involved in the songwriting for the next one.”



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The band also presented new track at Zurich Open Air Festival.

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“The Wild Hunt”, the new album from Swedish black metallers WATAIN, has registered the following first-week chart positions:

Sweden: #1
Germany: #18
USA: #158

As a special gift to dedicated fans, a free download of the b-side from the “All That May Bleed” seven-inch single is now available. Entitled “Play With The Devil”, this b-side was originally recorded by the black/heavy metal band TAIWAZ in 1988, in WATAIN‘s hometown of Uppsala (Gottfrid Åhman from IN SOLITUDE participates on solo guitar in WATAIN‘s version).

To download “Play With The Devil”, visit TheWildHunt.se.

Comments WATAIN frontman Erik Danielsson: “It’s always a special feeling to release an album with WATAIN; to let the levee break and have the hungry waters gush forth again, swallowing everything in its way. Hail to all of our supporters who gave the release of ‘The Wild Hunt’ the attention and dignity it deserves! See you on the long and winding road that now lies ahead of us.”

“The Wild Hunt” sold around 2,700 copies in the United States in its first week of release. The CD was released on August 19 in Europe and August 20 in USA via the band’s own label His Master’s Noise through Century Media Records.

Produced once again by Tore Stjerna at his Necromorbus studio in Alvik, Sweden, “The Wild Hunt” is a sonic and lyrical tour-de-force that explores WATAIN‘s roots, such as BATHORY and DISSECTION, while also remaining truly unique. Having lost none of their integrity, WATAIN continues to push the boundaries of the scene with their fifth full-length, refusing to compromise their sound and vision. Amid the tracks teeming with the band’s classic sound, “The Wild Hunt” also features clean vocals (a first for the trio!) which, as frontman Erik Danielsson puts it, “is just us being brutally personal and honest. It shows another important facet of the WATAIN world.”

Executed in oil and mixed materials, the cover of “The Wild Hunt” was created by Zbigniew M Bielak, the very same artist who was responsible for the “Lawless Darkness” artwork. The piece depicts one of the inmost shrines of WATAIN‘s temple. As on every classic still life, each object has a significant meaning, while each song of the album is also connected to an object.

“The Wild Hunt” was released worldwide in the following formats (see below for product details and availability):

* standard CD jewelcase
* limited-edition CD mediabook
* 2LP, 180gr black vinyl
* limited-edition box set
* digital download

“The Wild Hunt”: standard CD jewelcase track-listing (available through normal retail channels and CMDistro.com)

01. Night Vision (3:39)
02. De Profundis (4:33)
03. Black Flames March (6:21)
04. All That May Bleed (4:36)
05. The Child Must Die (6:04)
06. They Rode On (8:43)
07. Sleepless Evil (5:38)
08. The Wild Hunt (6:21)
09. Outlaw (5:07)
10. Ignem Veni Mittere (4:39)
11. Holocaust Dawn (7:07)

“The Wild Hunt”: limited-edition CD mediabook track-listing (includes additional artwork) (available through CMDistro.com)

01. Night Vision (3:39)
02. De Profundis (4:33)
03. Black Flames March (6:21)
04. All That May Bleed (4:36)
05. The Child Must Die (6:04)
06. They Rode On (8:43)
07. Sleepless Evil (5:38)
08. The Wild Hunt (6:21)
09. Outlaw (5:07)
10. Ignem Veni Mittere (4:39)
11. Holocaust Dawn (7:07)
12.

“The Wild Hunt”: 2LP, 180gr black vinyl track listing (includes special gatefold cover) (available through CMDistro.com)

Side A

01. Night Vision (3:39)
02. De Profundis (4:33)
03. Black Flames March (6:21)
04. All That May Bleed (4:36)

Side B

05. The Child Must Die (6:04)
06. They Rode On (8:43)

Side C

07. Sleepless Evil (5:38)
08. The Wild Hunt (6:21)
09. Outlaw (5:07)

Side D

10. Ignem Veni Mittere (4:39)
11. Holocaust Dawn (7:07)

“The Wild Hunt”: limited-edition box set

– 1,000 copies worldwide, available through normal retail channels
– 2,000 copies in gold vinyl, only available through www.cmdistro.com
– 2,000 in red vinyl and a very special second 7″ exclusively at www.wolfwear.net

Contents

– 2LP, 180gr black vinyl in special gatefold cover
– limited edition CD mediabook with additional artwork
– altar cloth (100cm x 100cm) *
– poster (120cm x 60cm) *
– metal pin *
– postcards *
– bonus 7″ with “When Stars No More Shine” (original 1998 version and 2013 re-record) *

* Exclusively available in the box set

“The Wild Hunt” full-album stream:

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Swedish hard rockers DAGGER have just issued their debut seven-inch EP entitled “Mainline Riders” via High Roller Records. This is the first release by the recently founded Stockholm-based group which features the following lineup:

* Jani Kataja (SIDEBURN) – Vocals
* Fred Estby (NECRONAUT, ex-DISMEMBER) – Drums
* David Blomqvist (ex-DISMEMBER) – Electric Guitar
* Tobias Cristiansson (GRAVE, ex-DISMEMBER) – Electric Bass

The A-side of the EP spotlights the title track “Mainline Riders”, a cover version of NWOBHM pioneers QUARTZ, while the B-side features a demo version of DAGGER‘s own “Dark Cloud”.

The EP is limited to 1000 copies (300 x gold vinyl, 700 x black vinyl) and can be purchased from the High Roller shop.

Says Estby: “DAGGER was formed by me, David and Tobias in early 2009. I had some material that I thought didn’t really fit for NECRONAUT, but was still too good to chuck away. When I talked to David about this, he told me he also had material that wouldn’t work for DISMEMBER, which made us think about writing songs together in a different way than before. At the same time, Tobias was also writing more hard rock-oriented songs and was immediately into playing them with us. So I think the three of us really wanted to do something we hadn’t done before.”

Even though all three of them were into doing something new and different, no one was rushing things. “We have been rehearsing and writing songs not wanting to force anything,” Estby says. “It also took a long time to find the perfect singer for the band. It was really worth the wait, though. Jani suits this band perfectly both musically and personally.”

Given the “confession” Fred makes about the band member’s personal taste in music, DAGGER suddenly seem less of a surprise than before. “The last couple of years on tour with DISMEMBER, we almost only listened to the classic hard rock albums we love,” he says. “We also talked about how many bands tried to sound like that but never really succeeded, in our opinion.”

Now with the lineup complete, DAGGER is here to play “hard rock the way we think it should be played.” The EP is meant to serve as an appetizer for DAGGER‘s debut album, which is currently being recorded at Gutterview Recorders (BULLET, ’77, IMPERIAL STATE ELECTRIC) in Stockholm, Sweden for an early 2014 release via an as-yet-undetermined record label.

“We started recording our debut album in May this year,” says Estby. “While recording, we and our manager Leif from Clandestine Music thought it would be cool to release a 7″ before the album just to bring out our name and sound.

High Roller Records is a cool label, and we knew from experience that it would be fast and smooth to work with them.”

Dave, Tobias and Fred are all equally involved in the songwriting for DAGGER, whose sound contains no audible traces of DISMEMBER, GRAVE or NECRONAUT.

“We write different kind of songs but within the same framework,” Estby explains. “This fact allows us to help each other out when one of us doesn’t have a whole song from scratch.

Jani joined the band when the album was already written, so he will be much more involved in the songwriting for the next one.”

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Baroness is streaming the “Live At Maida Vale” EP (out today via Relapse Records) in its entirety at Alternative Press here . The four-song EP, which was culled from Baroness’ July 12, 2012 performance at Studio 4 (Maida Vale) on BBC Radio 1’s Rock Show, highlights the quartet’s live prowess and gives the collection of songs an entirely new dynamic. The release is available digitally and as a highly limited edition 12” with a B-side featuring a silkscreen of John Baizley’s iconic swan image.

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Cattle Decapitation will be releasing a 7″ single this summer. “Your Disposal” features the B-side, “An Exposition of Insides,” which was previously available only as a Japanese bonus track on the band’s most recent album, “Monolith of Inhumanity.” Fans attending this year’s The Summer Slaughter Tour can grab their copy at the band’s merch booth throughout the tour.

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