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Video footage of former SLAYER drummer Dave Lombardo‘s March 3 masterclass at Music Academy International in Nancy, France can be seen below.

Lombardo sat out SLAYER‘s Australian tour in February/March 2013 due to a contract dispute with the other members of the group. Filling in for him was Jon Dette (TESTAMENT, ANTHRAX). Dave has since been replaced in the band by Paul Bostaph, who was SLAYER‘s drummer from 1992 until 2001 and recorded four albums with the group.

Lombardo released a statement in February 2013 revealing that he “discovered 90% of SLAYER‘s tour income was being deducted as expenses, including the professional fees paid to management, costing the band millions of dollars and leaving 10% or less to split amongst the four of us. In my opinion, this is not the way a band’s business should operate. I tried rectifying it by letting my bandmates know, and Tom [Araya, bass/vocals] and I hired auditors to figure out what happened, but I was denied access to detailed information and the necessary backup documents.” He added: “I was told that I would not be paid until I signed a longform contract which gave me no written assurance of how much or on what basis management would deduct commissions, nor did it provide me access to the financial budgets or records for review. It also forbade me to do interviews or make statements having to do with the band, in effect a gagging order.”

In a November 2013 interview with Minneapolis City Pages, Araya stated about Lombardo: “Dave left the band originally in ’91 or ’92, After that, we brought in Jon Dette for two years and then we hooked up with Paul [Bostaph], who did four really great albums with us. Then he decided to move on. Our manager hooked us up with Dave again and when we were putting together [2006’s] ‘Christ Illusion’, Dave offered to help out. We wanted to make things fair for him, so we offered him a contract with the band. Most recently, we were offered to tour Australia. When we were rehearsing, he seemed to do a 180 and said some things that kind of upset me and Kerry [King, SLAYER guitarist]. Kerry just looked at him and said, ‘If you feel that way, then why are we even rehearsing for this tour?’ So we wrote him a letter and said, ‘Listen, we need to know if you’re going to do the shows in Australia. If you’re not, we need to do something about that.’ We didn’t get a reply. We were put in a position where we had to do something, so we got Jon Dette to play with us again. After what happened with the Australia tour, we made the decision to move forward and make him aware that we no longer needed his services. He was really upset about that. He wrote a rant on Facebook. He said some things that he shouldn’t have. It really upset us. And it upset me. I was fuming. I couldn’t believe that he would throw that out in the court of public opinion. After that, Jeff [Hanneman, deceased SLAYER guitarist], me and Kerry all got on the phone and talked about it. And Paul‘s name came up. It was a sure thing with Paul. He’d been in the band for over 12 years. So we gave him a call to see if he was interested and he was more than happy to. It was a no-brainer. He’s an amazing drummer.”

During an appearance on “The Steve Austin Show – Unleashed!” podcast, Kerry King stated about SLAYER‘s latest split with Lombardo: “When Dave was in [the band] this last time, I figured I’d be on the stage with him until one of us fell off the stage, dead. Things change. He got some bad advice and listened to some bad advice, gave us an ultimatum ten days before we went to Australia [to do the Soundwave festival tour]. And I said, ‘I can’t have this over my head.’ And I feel bad for Dave to this day; I really feel bad for him because he shot himself in the foot. Maybe he thought he had the upper hand, but you ain’t gonna get me…. Before I got home, I knew exactly what I was going to do for Australia.”

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Each episode of “Tour Tips” (Top 5) features a touring act sharing five pieces of advice for artists who want to hit the road. In this episode, which was filmed on November 9, 2013 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, SEVENDUST vocalist Lajon Witherspoon and drummer Morgan Rose share their tips for being on the road.

SEVENDUST didn’t waste any time getting 2014 started the best way they know how: being holed up in the recording studio to create their long-awaited and highly-anticipated acoustic album. “Time Travelers & Bonfires” will be released on April 15 via 7Bros. Records, in conjunction with ADA Label Services. On April 1, they’ll hit the road for their first U.S. headlining tour of the year, entitled “An Evening With Sevendust”, which kicks off in Athens, Georgia at the Georgia Theatre. It’s their first acoustic trek since 2004, when they were touring in support of their second album, “Seasons”, and a format their fans have been anxiously awaiting for once again.

The Atlanta band — Lajon Witherspoon (vocals), Morgan Rose (drums/vocals), Clint Lowery (guitar/vocals), John Connolly (guitar/vocals) and Vince Hornsby (bass/vocals) — recently entered Architekt Studios in Butler, New Jersey (where they recorded their previous “Black Out The Sun” album) to record their highly anticipated and much-talked-about acoustic studio album. It is a collection of brand new songs, along with re-recorded SEVENDUST classics. Newly re-recorded songs include “Black”, “Gone”, “Denial”, “Karma”, “Trust” and “Crucified”. Six brand new songs have also been written and recorded for the acoustic album. It’s not the first time SEVENDUST has explored their acoustic side. Their critically acclaimed “Southside Double-Wide” live acoustic album was released in 2004.

“Time Travelers & Bonfires” track listing:

01. Come Down
02. Under It All
03. The Wait
04. Upbeat Sugar
05. One Life
06. Bonfire
07. Gone
08. Denial
09. Trust
10. Crucified
11. Karma
12. Black

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SEPULTURA guitarist Andreas Kisser has joined forces with current and former members of South American bands A.N.I.M.A.L., MANÁ and LOS FABULOSOS CADILLACS in a brand new project called DE LA TIERRA (a.k.a. DLT). The band’s 11-song debut album was recorded and mixed by Stanley Soares in Sao Paulo, Guadalajara, Buenos Aires and Los Angeles. It was produced by DLT and mastered by Tom Baker and it will be released in November by Warner Music.

A two-minute preview of the first single from the CD, “Maldita Historia”, is available in the YouTube clip below. The track will be released on September 30.

DE LA TIERRA (English-language translation: From The Earth) is:

* Andreas Kisser (SEPULTURA) – Guitar, Vocals
* Álex González (MANÁ) – Drums, Vocals
* Flavio Cianciarulo (LOS FABULOSOS CADILLACS) – Bass, Vocals
* Andrés Giménez (D-MENTE, A.N.I.M.A.L.) – Vocals, Guitar

González, Kisser, Cianciarulo and Giménez got together to give birth to a project that started to be conceived over 8 years ago between Giménez and González. The friendship between these two musicians led to the first meetings, but it wasn’t until 2012 in Buenos Aires that the group’s makeup would be defined with the arrival of two additional friends they had in common, first Cianciarulo and awhile later, Kisser. This would kick off this new story called DE LA TIERRA. It was actually Kisser who in connecting the origins of one continent proposed DE LA TIERRA as the group’s name.

It is Latin America itself that gives them their identity. They are here to stay and to keep making their way based on respect, honesty and the musical brotherhood that embraces them, all of these elements being fundamental parts of the internal structure that is inherent to these four musicians.

Just by the introduction of the four bandmembers, one can imagine the outcome, generating curiosity and lots of anticipation. Audiences will come up with their own definition of what for the time being can be described as powerful Latin metal created by four excellent musicians who feature a long, renowned and impeccable career.

In a recent interview with the official web site of Jason Korolenko (author of the upcoming SEPULTURA biography “Relentless – The Book Of Sepultura”), Kisser stated about DE LA TIERRA: “[This is] the first time I’m playing with another guitarist [in a band situation] after [sharing guitar duties with] Max [Cavalera in SEPULTURA], you know, after so long, and it’s not easy to put two guitars together. You really have to know each other and we [Andreas and Andrés] didn’t play that much at all together, but we’re doing a pretty good job of putting together an arrangement and making it sound like a band. [laughs] We practiced a little and he’s a great musician, as well, and everybody’s really connected. We are recording in different places, but it’s sounding really strong. It’s awesome.”

Asked if DE LA TIERRA‘s focus will be primarily on the Latin American market due to the band’s Spanish-language lyrics, Kisser said: “Not really, man. We wanna play the whole world, regardless of language. We wanna be the RAMMSTEIN of the Spanish language. [laughs] With German, RAMMSTEIN… they did it without changing their native language. They are a huge success everywhere in the world. I think DE LA TIERRA has the possibility to do that, to play such music that will transcend the language barrier. It’s gonna be mainly Spanish, but some Portuguese as well, so you have that possibility of really connecting Brazil to the rest of Latin America. Hopefully it will be a landmark that could help put us more together because Brazil is very separate from the rest, especially because of the language. So… let’s see, man.”

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SEPULTURA guitarist Andreas Kisser has joined forces with current and former members of South American bands A.N.I.M.A.L., MANÁ and LOS FABULOSOS CADILLACS in a brand new project called DE LA TIERRA (a.k.a. DLT). The band’s 11-song debut album was recorded and mixed by Stanley Soares in Sao Paulo, Guadalajara, Buenos Aires and Los Angeles. It was produced by DLT and mastered by Tom Baker and it will be released in November by Warner Music.

DE LA TIERRA (English-language translation: From The Earth) is:

* Andreas Kisser (SEPULTURA) – Guitar, Vocals
* Álex González (MANÁ) – Drums, Vocals
* Flavio Cianciarulo (LOS FABULOSOS CADILLACS) – Bass, Vocals
* Andrés Giménez (D-MENTE, A.N.I.M.A.L.) – Vocals, Guitar

González, Kisser, Cianciarulo and Giménez got together to give birth to a project that started to be conceived over 8 years ago between Giménez and González. The friendship between these two musicians led to the first meetings, but it wasn’t until 2012 in Buenos Aires that the group’s makeup would be defined with the arrival of two additional friends they had in common, first Cianciarulo and awhile later, Kisser. This would kick off this new story called DE LA TIERRA. It was actually Kisser who in connecting the origins of one continent proposed DE LA TIERRA as the group’s name.

It is Latin America itself that gives them their identity. They are here to stay and to keep making their way based on respect, honesty and the musical brotherhood that embraces them, all of these elements being fundamental parts of the internal structure that is inherent to these four musicians.

Just by the introduction of the four bandmembers, one can imagine the outcome, generating curiosity and lots of anticipation. Audiences will come up with their own definition of what for the time being can be described as powerful Latin metal created by four excellent musicians who feature a long, renowned and impeccable career.

In a recent interview with the official web site of Jason Korolenko (author of the upcoming SEPULTURA biography “Relentless – The Book Of Sepultura”), Kisser stated about DE LA TIERRA: “[This is] the first time I’m playing with another guitarist [in a band situation] after [sharing guitar duties with] Max [Cavalera in SEPULTURA], you know, after so long, and it’s not easy to put two guitars together. You really have to know each other and we [Andreas and Andrés] didn’t play that much at all together, but we’re doing a pretty good job of putting together an arrangement and making it sound like a band. [laughs] We practiced a little and he’s a great musician, as well, and everybody’s really connected. We are recording in different places, but it’s sounding really strong. It’s awesome.”

Asked if DE LA TIERRA‘s focus will be primarily on the Latin American market due to the band’s Spanish-language lyrics, Kisser said: “Not really, man. We wanna play the whole world, regardless of language. We wanna be the RAMMSTEIN of the Spanish language. [laughs] With German, RAMMSTEIN… they did it without changing their native language. They are a huge success everywhere in the world. I think DE LA TIERRA has the possibility to do that, to play such music that will transcend the language barrier. It’s gonna be mainly Spanish, but some Portuguese as well, so you have that possibility of really connecting Brazil to the rest of Latin America. Hopefully it will be a landmark that could help put us more together because Brazil is very separate from the rest, especially because of the language. So… let’s see, man.”

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BLACK LABEL SOCIETY has commenced work on the material for the follow-up to 2010’s “Order Of The Black” for a tentative spring 2014 release. “[The band] has just been writing, writing, writing every day since we got home” from MEGADETH‘s Gigantour, BLS mainman Zakk Wylde tells Billboard.com.

“It’ll have all the heavy riffs and other stuff everyone knows and loves,” Wylde promises. “‘Order Of The Black’ was already three years ago, which is pretty insane. But the whole time we’ve been working, touring and stuff like that; it’s not like we’ve been sitting around the house. It’s crazy because back in the beginning of BLACK LABEL we were pumping out an album a year and constantly touring. But don’t mind doing it this way, either.”

BLACK LABEL SOCIETY‘s new live DVD, Blu-ray, and Digital Video, “Unblackened”, will be released on September 24 by Eagle Rock Entertainment. Zakk‘s label home, eOne Music, will also release the audio version of the “Unblackened” DVD under the same name. The double disc release will have six additional tracks not found on the DVD, including two acoustic versions of “Queen Of Sorrow” and “Won’t Find It Here”, and covers of LEON RUSSELL‘s “Song For You” and “Ain’t No Sunshine When She’s Gone”.

Since their early Nineties inception, BLACK LABEL SOCIETY, formed and helmed by guitar legend Zakk Wylde, has been at the forefront of hard rock. Their penchant for hard riffs and blazing solos has resulted in a slew of hugely successful albums and a reputation as one of the most powerful live bands of their generation. “Unblackened”, however, unveils another side of the band.

Filmed and recorded on March 6 in high definition at Los Angeles’ Club Nokia, “Unblackened” is BLACK LABEL SOCIETY presenting their songs in a whole new light, with greater use of acoustic instrumentation. Wylde plays both guitar and piano, with Nick Catanase on guitar, John DeServio on bass/vocals, Chad Szeliga on drums, Derek Sherinian on keyboards/piano, and Greg Locascio providing additional vocals.

Their stripped-down approach highlights the subtler nuances of the songwriting, without losing any of the fire or intensity. Classic tracks like “Stillborn”, “The Blessed Hellride”, “In This River”, “Throwin’ It All Away”, “Losin’ Your Mind” and many others are still punctuated by the stinging, searing solos that fans know and love, while showcasing the versatility of the band.

In addition to the concert, “Unblackened” is rich in bonus material. A new interview with Zakk, photo gallery, music video for “Losin’ Your Mind”, and a feature with Wylde visiting HM Prison Stocken in the U.K . are all included.

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SLAYER‘s first show in 25 years at the 3,700-capacity Hollywood Palladium in Los Angeles, set for Monday, October 28, has sold out, and a second show has been added for Sunday, October 27. Tickets are on sale now. Go to Slayer.net for purchasing information.

These concerts are part of SLAYER‘s 25-date fall 2013 North American tour that kicks off on October 22 in Anchorage, Alaska. SLAYERTom Araya on bass/vocals, guitarist Kerry King, drummer Paul Bostaph, and guitarist Gary Holt, who continues to fill in for the late founding member Jeff Hanneman — will have GOJIRA and 4ARM support on all dates.

“Really looking forward to playing a full-blown headline set across North America,” said Kerry King. “Haven’t done that in a fuck of a long time — must be like seven years — so prepare for the assault of a SLAYER headline tour. We are!”

While still recovering from the devastating loss of Hanneman, Araya and King have begun to work on new material and hope to spend some time in the studio prior to this tour.

Bostaph was SLAYER‘s drummer from 1992 until 2001 and recorded four albums with the band — the gold-certified “Divine Intervention” (1994), the 1996 punk covers album “Undisputed Attitude”, “Diabolus In Musica” (1998), “God Hates Us All” (2001) that received a Grammy nomination for “Best Metal Performance”, as well as the DVD “War At The Warfield” (2001), also certified gold. In addition to SLAYER, Bostaph has been a member of FORBIDDEN, EXODUS, SYSTEMATIC and TESTAMENT.

Original SLAYER drummer Dave Lombardo sat out the band’s Australian tour in February/March due to a contract dispute with the other members of the group. Filling in for him was Jon Dette (TESTAMENT, ANTHRAX).

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Eclipse Records is has announced the signing of OUR LAST ENEMY. The Sydney, Australia-based band features former GENITORTURERS and THE UNDEAD member Bryce “Bizz” Bernius on guitar.

OUR LAST ENEMY caught the eye of Eclipse when they released their EP last year, and it climbed to the No. 2 position on the Australian iTunes metal chart, second only to MESHUGGAH, released on the same day.

“When I first heard OUR LAST ENEMY, they immediately commanded my attention,” states Eclipse president Chris Poland. “Their sound is just so damn heavy — like a ton of lead being balanced on your head!”

“Of all the labels we had been speaking with, Chris and the team at Eclipse seemed to really understand what the band is trying to do and how to take us there,” says OUR LAST ENEMY vocalist Oliver Fogwell. Bassist Matt Heywood adds: “Signing with Eclipse makes us extremely happy because they’ve been responsible for launching some of our favorite bands. It’s a very exciting time for us.”

OUR LAST ENEMY recently wrapped up production of its brand new full-length album, “Pariah”, for an early 2014 release. The CD was recorded at Temple Studios in Los Angeles, California with producer Christian Olde Wolbers (ex-FEAR FACTORY bassist/guitarist), who has previously worked with BLEED THE SKY, GOD FORBID and MNEMIC.

OUR LAST ENEMY is:

Oliver Fogwell (vocals)
Matt Heywood (bass/vocals)
Jeff Ritchie (keys/samples)
Bryce “Bizz” Bernius (guitar)
Zot Cillia (drums)

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“Celebratory Gunfire”, a brand new song from Dutch thrash/death metallers IZEGRIM, can be streamed below. The track comes off the band’s new album, “Congress Of The Insane”, which will be released on October 7 in Europe and October 22 in North America via Listenable Records. The CD cover artwork was created by Mariano Villalba and features a concept based on the evil in the deceiving human nature.

Comments IZEGRIM bassist/vocalist Marloes Voskuil: “Nowadays everyone seems normal until you get to know them. Some freaks are here, they’re real, they are alive!”

“Congress Of The Insane” will contain 11 songs, including “Manifest Of A Megalomaniac”, which features a guest appearance by Sabina Classen from HOLY MOSES.

“Congress Of The Insane” track listing:

01. Relic Of The Past
02. Decline And Fall
03. Celebratory Gunfire
04. Endless Strife
05. Deterioration From Perfection
06. Unchallenged Dominance
07. Modern Day Freak
08. The Legion
09. Carousel Of Death
10. Manifest Of A Megalomaniac
11. Carnival Of Deception

IZEGRIM is:

Jeroen Wechgelaer – Guitar
Marloes Voskuil – Bass/Vocals
Bart Van Ginkel – Guitar
Ivo Maarhuis – Drums




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In 2012, one of the greatest Brazilian heavy metal bands rejoined forces with its original lead singer after 22 years. VIPER reunited with vocalist André Matos (ANGRA, SHAAMAN) in order to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the release of the group’s album “Soldiers Of Sunrise”. For the first time ever, VIPER played its first two LPs, “Soldiers Of Sunrise” and “Theater Of Fate”, in their entirety during a short run of dates in Brazil.

VIPER‘s July 2012 concert in São Paulo was professionally filmed and will be released on DVD. Entitled “Live in São Paulo”, the set is currently being edited and finalized by DOGS CAN FLY producer Maurice Cersosimo.

In other news, “Soldiers Of Sunrise” and “Theater Of Fate” will be made available in deluxe remastered editions.

In addition to Matos, VIPER‘s 2012 lineup included Pit Passarell (bass, vocals), Felipe Machado (guitar) and Guilherme Martin (drums). Hugo Mariutti replaced Yves Passarell during the trek.

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Birmingham, Alabama rock band LYNAM will release its new EP entitled “Halfway To Hell” on October 15 via New Ocean Media. The CD was produced by the band and longtime producer Jason Elgin (COLLECTIVE SOUL, MAYLENE AND THE SONS OF DISASTER, TERRIBLE THINGS).

A song from the EP, “Wrong Side Of The Grave”, which was produced and co-written with Bruno Agra, can be streamed using the SoundCloud widget below.

LYNAM will support POP EVIL on a string of dates in September, in addition to playing headlining shows.

LYNAM consists of Jacob Bunton (lead vocals, guitar), David Lynam (drums, vocals), Cody Elliott (Bass, Vocals), and Lonny Paul (guitar, vocals).

In 2006, LYNAM signed a deal with DRT/Universal and released the critically acclaimed album “Slave To The Machine”. The follow-up CD, “Tragic City Symphony”, was released in 2008 on Megaforce/Mascot Records and featured the radio singles “Save My Soul”, “Lindsay Says” and “Porn Star”. All three singles reached the Top 10 on the Active Rock independent chart, with “Save My Soul” reaching Top 5. A live album entitled “Thank You Goodnight!” was released November 2010 through Island Def Jam/New Ocean Media. Shortly after the release of “Thank You Goodnight!”, frontman Jacob Bunton joined up with former GUNS N’ ROSES drummer Steven Adler to form the band ADLER.

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