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Orange Goblin’s Ben Ward is currently hanging with the amazing trio of bands on this year’s Lords Of The Riff tour! Here’s how it’s going so far…

Day 4 – Wednesday March 19th – Another Day Off!

Woke up to the smell of bacon cooking as our good host served us up a full English breakfast and a pint of tea! Before we left Colchester we stopped off to pick up some sleeping bags (essential touring kit) and debated going to visit a zoo or a castle but everyone decided to get to the hotel in London and get some much needed rest. In no time we were back in the smoke and the band got some sleep whilst I managed to go home and do some laundry. Later that evening we all met up for some food at possibly the worst Chinese restaurant in the world before heading to The Red Lion in Leytonstone for beers.

We were joined by a few friends including Joe, the guitar player from Orange Goblin, and the night soon started to get messy as everyone started sampling the wide range of guest ales. We ended up back at a friends house drinking whiskey, wine, cider, more beers and whatever else was going whilst rocking out in the kitchen to Captain Beyond and Budgie. I don’t remember leaving but I must’ve staggered home at some point and the band jumped in a cab for the hotel. Days off RULE!

Day 5 – Thursday March 20th – o2 Academy 3, Birmingham

Off to the birthplace of Heavy Metal! The home of Black Sabbath, Led Zeppelin and Judas Priest amongst many others. Everyone was feeling a little sceptical about this show as we knew that Red Fang, The Shrine and Lord Dying were playing across town and could seriously affect the turn out. With this in mind I did what anyone in my position would do……….I got in touch with my friends in Red Fang and arranged for them to put us all on their guest list for after Scorpion Child had finished!! We rolled into Brum around 3pm, found a place to eat and did some press before the doors opened. The turn out in the small room was great and all the bands put on a fantastic show. A fan arrived with an awesome cake for the bands (see pic) which I was amazed remained intact throughout the entire evening.

Unfortunately due to the timings of both shows we didn’t make it across town to catch up with Red Fang but we all considered the night another massive success for all involved. After the van got loaded we headed to a friends house, drank some beers and played the cheesy band name game, which involves trying to incorporate different cheeses into band names. I can’t take the credit for it but the best was ‘Crosby, Stilton Nash’!!! Tomorrow, the Lords of The Riff head north!

Fri 21 Mar – SHEFFIELD Corporation (SC closes)
Sat 22 Mar – GLASGOW King Tuts (MT closes)
Sun 23 Mar – NEWCASTLE Academy 2 (SC closes)
Tue 25 Mar – NOTTINGHAM Rock City (MT closes)
Wed 26 Mar – LONDON Underworld (MT closes)
Thu 27 Mar – MANCHESTER Roadhouse (SC closes)

Tickets are on sale now. To buy online, visit (Sheffield shows), (Newcastle, London, Manchester), and (Nottingham). See you at the front.

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Northlane: Aussies Rule

We are in the midst of a golden era for Antipodean metal and Northlane‘s Josh Smith is fucking stoked. “Australia is kinda isolated but that means all the bands out here have to work so much harder to get anywhere,” enthuses the guitarist of the Sydney natives. “It’s pushing a lot of musicians to really lift their game so they can take that next step. It’s awesome!”

But with new album Singularity it’s not so much steps as leaps and bounds that Northlane are taking right now. “The wider this record spreads the faster it seems to spread!” jokes Josh of the burgeoning hype. “But we’re always looking forward – the biggest thing on our minds is where we’re going to go from here!”

Such forward momentum has already seen the band incorporating more progressive elements into their metalcore bluster to impressive effect on Singularity. “We love that proggier stuff,” explains Josh. “We were on tour with Karnivool recently and the amount of inspiration we got from that band was incredible. But, equally, we never want to lose that energy of hardcore. That’s really what we grew up listening to”. Most importantly, though, Northlane just want to hit the road. “The fact that we get to go to other countries and play our music is exciting enough but particularly the UK is a place which will be awesome to finally get to,” adds the six-stringer. “Like Australia, there’s so much awesome music coming out of the UK right now – I mean, we’re named after an Architects song, so we love it!”

In true Aussie form, they’ll even be bringing their cricket set with them; “We like to play before shows while having some beers.” Get ready for Northlane to smash you for six in every conceivable sense.

Singularity is out October 7 via UNFD

Interview by Tom Doyle

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“100 Beers With A Zombie”, the new video from PASADENA NAPALM DIVISION, the Houston, Texas-based thrash metal outfit that features D.R.I. singer Kurt Brecht and members of DEAD HORSE, can be seen below. The song comes off PASADENA NAPALM DIVISION‘s self-titled debut, which was released on April 9 via Minus Head Records. The 13-song CD was recorded at the Music Lab in Austin and features guest vocals from Tony Foresta (MUNICIPAL WASTE) and Argo (DEAD HORSE).

“Fans of D.R.I. and DEAD HORSE will rejoice. PASADENA NAPALM DIVISION is what thrash metal should sound like in 2013,” said Brecht.

“Working together with some of the members of Texas based cult band DEAD HORSE, we have come up with some hard-hitting tunes that span genres and will withstand the test of time.”

Brecht asked Foresta in 2011 if he would consider helping out on the PASADENA NAPALM DIVISION CD. There was also talk of Brecht making a guest appearance on an upcoming release from Tony‘s side project IRON REAGAN.

“I had one tune on the album that I was really having problems with,” said Brecht. “I was not happy with my lyrics or the delivery on the studio recording. I knew the song deserved better. Tony wrote new words and changed the phrasing to really save the day.”


Kurt Brecht (D.R.I.) – Vocals
Greg Martin (DEAD HORSE) – Guitar/Backing Vocals
Ronnie Guyote (DEAD HORSE) – Drums/Backing Vocals
Scott Sevall (DEAD HORSE) – Guitar/Backing Vocals
Bubba D. (VERBAL ABUSE) – Bass/Backing Vocals

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D.R.I. frontman Kurt Brecht has kicked his thrashy crossover crew Pasadena Napalm Division back into action, and we’ve only got their brand new video.

Check out 100 Beers With A Zombie below…

The track is taken from the awesome self-titled album, out now via MINUShead.

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“After 20 years, 7 albums, more than a thousand gigs and 10 million beers consumed together, it’s simply time to put the band to rest and do other things,” says

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Long-running Swedish rap/metal combo CLAWFINGER has released the following statement:

“Sometimes you grow together, sometimes you grow apart, sometimes you don’t grow anywhere but you still keep on going anyway for lack of better options because it’s all you know how to do!

“Anyway, the simple truth here and now is that CLAWFINGER are calling it a day, throwing in the towel, going fishing, quitting and moving on to pursue other goals in life!

“After 20 years, 7 albums, more than a thousand gigs and 10 million beers consumed together, it’s simply time to put the band to rest and do other things! Nothing is, of course, ever carved in stone, but please don’t hold your breath; that is, if anybody out there is stupid enough to even consider doing so!

“It’s been one hell of a ride, no doubt about it. Bumpy, yes; long and winding, yes; full of dead ends and wrong turns; but all the same one hell of a fucking ride, an experience to remember and treasure for life!

“All our love, repsect and admiration goes out to the people who have supported us along the way, the fans, most of all, because you’ve always been the fuel on our fire, but hell, even the record companies deserve a little thanking at a time like this.

“There are too many people to thank, but you know who you are, and if you’ve been there for us, respect to you all for the love, patience and understanding you’ve shown us through the years. Your dedication has been priceless and maybe we’ll see you out there again for the 30th anniversary if we decide to try and cash in on past achievements with the old classic reunion trick; only time will tell!

“Thank you for everything, respect and one love to you all!”

In an August 2009 interview with Bulgaria’s Tangra Mega Rock, CLAWFINGER frontman Zak Tell stated about the band’s status, “We’re just trying to survive like all the other bands out there. The business is very different from what it was 15 years ago. You can’t survive only by being in a band these days, so we’re working and doing what we have to do to pay the rent and trying to find time for CLAWFINGER. The only plan we have for a release at the moment is a remake of ‘Deaf Dumb Blind’ for the 20th anniversary . The plan is to re-record all the songs from that album and bring in guests. We’ve been talking to some of the guys from RAMMSTEIN and Peter Tägtgren from PAIN and HYPOCRISY. We’ve made some friends through the years and hopefully we can get them to add their own flavorings and colorings to those old tracks.”

CLAWFINGER‘s latest album, “Life Will Kill You”, was released in the U.S. in July 2008 via Locomotive Records. The CD, which entered the German Media Control chart at position No. 89 upon its European release in 2007, was recorded and produced at Sweden’s Fear And Loathing Studios, a facility that CLAWFINGER runs along with the members of MESHUGGAH.

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Alex Fewell and Brian Frechette from the Boston death metal band Forced Asphyxiation recently sat down with the Neckbreaker Podcast this week for a full-length interview and drinking session. They gave Neckbreaker their future recording plans, shared some touring stories, drank a ton of beers, and discussed the latest heavy metal and pro wrestling headlines. The free, full-length episode is available for download via iTunes, Stitcher Radio, or at the podcast’s website here

The post Forced Asphyxiation Chats On The Neckbreaker Podcast appeared first on Daily Heavy Metal News.

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Hide your beers and lock up the liquor cabinet, as Boston “thrashholes” Ramming Speed have set their sights on the western U.S. The quintet will meet up once again with Valient Thorr beginning on September 7th

The post Ramming Speed Announces New U.S. Tour Dates appeared first on Daily Heavy Metal News.

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Motorhead will also headline our awards show on June 17!

We’re delighted to announce that as well as closing this year’s Metal Hammer Golden Gods Awards, British rock ‘n’ roll legends Motörhead will be receiving the most prestigious award of the night itself – The Golden God!

The Golden God award celebrates and recognises those who have significantly contributed, shaped and inspired the world of rock and metal – and few in our world fit that description more than Lemmy and the boys. They remain a true institution in British music history and follow in the footsteps of previous Golden God winners such as Iron Maiden, Marilyn Manson and Rob Zombie. Plus, they’ll be closing out the Biggest Party Of The Summer with a screamer of a gig, so you know it’s going to be spectacular.

“The first, the biggest, and the best – the Metal Hammer Golden Gods are the ultimate celebration of all things heavy. It’s a chance for us to hoist beers with the great and good of the metal community as well as the most important VIPs around – our readers. Part-gig, part-awards, and all metal, there’s simply no other event like it, and with the almighty Motörhead closing proceedings, this one’s set to be the loudest ever. Horns up!”

The Metal Hammer Golden Gods Awards 2013 take place Monday June 17 at the London Indigo2 and features sets from Motörhead, Airbourne, Five Finger Death Punch, Coal Chamber and Paradise Lost, and will be streaming live for the first time ever via Playstation! Big.

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The Algorithm: ALL THE GENRES!!!111one

We’re basically counting down the hours until Download 2013 kicks off, so we thought we’d chat to the weirdest one-man-djent-hop-dubstep-metal machine playing this year…

How many times have you been to Donington?

This will be my first time!

How does it feel to be making your Donington debut?

I’m really excited! I’ve heard lots of awesome things about this event, and I just can’t wait to experience it myself. I’m sure it’s gonna be one of the best memories of my life.

What are you most looking forward to about playing this year?

I can’t wait to share laughs and beers with my friends, to meet new people, to discover new bands… And most of all, to be surprised! I’m really new to Download, I don’t think I can expect anything from it. That’s why it’s exciting!

Which bands on the bill are you most excited about?

I’m really looking forward to watch bands like Karnivool, After The Burial and of course Iron Maiden, Queens Of The Stone Age, pretty much all the headliners… Actually, there’s too many of them to list.

What can we expect from your set?

Power, insanity, and never enough enjoyment to be playing this music. We will be welcoming some guests on our live set, it will be a unique show.

What’s the worst thing you’ve ever seen at a festival?

People who had too muany drinks are always a bit miserable, but it’s the seal of quality of a good festival. To some extent. I think the worst thing to see would be someone NOT enjoying the festival. Come on, let’s all be happy!

If you could only pack five things to take with you, what would they be?

My laptop, my laptop charger, my laptop bag, my mouse and my keyboard. Oh, wait…

Download 2013 takes place June 14-16 at Donington Park and features the likes of Iron Maiden, Slipknot, Rammstein, Motorhead, Queens Of The Stone Age, Mastodon, Alice in Chains and countless more amazing acts. Get your tickets here, and don’t forget to keep checking back here as we continue the Road To Download!

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