Posts Tagged “Brotherhood”

U.K.’s Metal Hammer magazine recently asked guitarist/vocalist Matt Heafy of Florida metallers TRIVIUM to give us his thoughts on the state of metal in 2013. As ever, his answer was an interesting one. Check out the clip below.

“The state of metal in 2013… It’s in a great place and it’s also in a bad place,” Heafy began. “I think the fact that there is so much… I guess to each his own, and I always talk about being acceptant of all styles of life and all genres of music — I mean, you can learn something from everything — there is a lot of manufactured nonsense out there.

“For me, when I think of hardcore and I think of metal and I think of bands that I love from those genres… I don’t know. In my head, I know what they should sound like. And I can see what these bands are all copycatting off each other’s copycatting and not quite making anything original and not making anything of their own; they just keep copying a form of a copy.

“I know I’ve been looking for that young, new metal band. Where are the kids that are picking up a guitar, saying, ‘Hey, I wanna be like IRON MAIDEN,’ ‘Hey, I wanna be like METALLICA.’ Instead it’s bands that are putting weird dance music in with heavy music. Which is fine — I guess they’re doing something that kids love — but for me, as a metal fan, I’m missing out on where are the young kids picking up a guitar and starting metal bands. I guess there are a few last hopes out there — there are some really incredible bands that are doing some really incredible things. The fact that METALLICA and IRON MAIDEN are bigger than ever is a really, really great thing.

“We, as fans of metal, need to not just look at it as a thing to get turned on to casually — it’s a lifestyle; it’s far beyond just something that we casually listen to.

“I think that metal fans and metal bands need to support each other and band together and help bring each other further and bring each other upwards versus trying to drag each other down. I’m not saying that’s a common feature and that’s what’s happening now, but I definitely don’t see enough of a brotherhood, of people helping each other — bands helping each other go up, fans supporting all bands because they’re in the genre they love. I think we need more of that. And we need more kids to start playing metal again.”

TRIVIUM‘s new album, “Vengeance Falls”, will be released on October 15 via Roadrunner Records. Produced by David Draiman (DISTURBED, DEVICE), the follow-up to 2011’s “In Waves” is available for pre-order at Trivium.org. The first single, “Strife”, is available as an instant download with all pre-orders.

TRIVIUM‘s “Strife” video can be seen below. The clip was filmed in July at Studio One in Orlando and was directed by Ramon Boutviseth, who has previously worked with NONPOINT, DARKEST HOUR, INCUBUS and ALL THAT REMAINS, among others. Check out photos from the video shoot at this location.

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MÖTLEY CRÜE singer Vince Neil recently spoke to Atlantic City Weekly about the band’s continued success after going through “more ups and downs” in their three-decade-long career “than an elevator”

“This is a brotherhood,” Neil said.

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Tanya Nefdt of eNews Channel Africa spoke to METALLICA guitarist Kirk Hammett last month when the band returned to South Africa for three shows — one in Johannesburg and two in Cape Town.

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Disgracefully heavy UK hardcore crew Brotherhood Of The Lake release new album Desperation Is The English Way Vol 2 on March 18 via Thirty Days Of Night, but we’re streaming the whole damn thing right here, right god damn now.

Check it out below, and don’t blame us if you lose a couple of limbs or a head losing your shit in process..

Download Grief Ritual here

Desperation Is The English Way Vol.2 Track listing

1. Untie The Tempest
2. Grief Ritual (Ft. Jamie Burne/ Bastions)
3. To Stop Breathing
4. Live In Fear Of Everything
5. Black Gates
6. Torment
7. Live In Fear Of Nothing
8. The English Way

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Oi lads, we’re over here

Gnarled, scintillatingly heavy hardcore crew Brotherhood Of The Lake have put up a brand new single for free download! Grief Ritual is taken from the band’s second album, Desperation Is The English Way Vol 2, out March 18 via Thirty Days Of Night.

If you think Converge and Norma Jean are the nuts (which you obviously do), you should be checking this out immediately.

Download Grief Ritual here

Desperation Is The English Way Vol.2 Track listing

1. Untie The Tempest
2. Grief Ritual (Ft. Jamie Burne/ Bastions)
3. To Stop Breathing
4. Live In Fear Of Everything
5. Black Gates
6. Torment
7. Live In Fear Of Nothing
8. The English Way

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Steve looks well impressed with the new issue

You’ve already heard it, now watch it:

FRIDAY IS PODCAST DAY. Today, Merl has a jizz-induced meltdown over Crossfaith supporting Bring Me The Horizon, Amit reviews new Kvelertak album Meir, Steve reviews the new Brotherhood Of The Lake album and Metal Hammer Ed Alexander Milas joins in to check out our bitchin’ new issue.

All that plus System Of A Down at Reading, Converge vs Dillinger Escape Plan, Killswitch Engage, Fall Out Boy, Metallica, Iron Maiden and way more.

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The Metal Hammer Podcast: Sweaty

FRIDAY IS PODCAST DAY. Today, Merl has a jizz-induced meltdown over Crossfaith supporting Bring Me The Horizon, Amit reviews new Kvelertak album Meir, Steve reviews the new Brotherhood Of The Lake album and Metal Hammer Ed Alexander Milas joins in to check out our bitchin’ new issue.

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All that plus System Of A Down at Reading, Converge vs Dillinger Escape Plan, Killswitch Engage, Fall Out Boy, Metallica, Iron Maiden and way more.

LISTEN TO IT YOU GORGEOUS METAL SLAAAAGS:

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Feed The Rhino: See them live, lose your shit. DO IT.

If you haven’t seen Feed The Rhino yet, it’s no exaggeration (heaven forbid we hype things up around here, guys) to say that you’re missing out on one of the most energetic, exciting and chaotic live shows in the UK.

Kent’s finest purveyors of riff-heavy, emphatic hardcore have been tearing their way around our isle long enough to establish themselves as an unmissable attraction in whatever town they decide to open up a can of whoop-ass on, and for this, their latest UK headline tour, which kicks off this week, they’ll be packing tracks from their immense recent album The Burning Sons, which not only showed that hardcore is indeed in rude health in the UK, but was Metal Hammer Podcast host and hardcore connoisseur Steve Hill’s 2012 album of the year. Not bad, eh?

They continue their trek this week through the likes of Plymouth, London, Glasgow and Birmingham, so if you’re local, check out the full list of dates below and grab yourself a ticket to the most blinding show in town:

Feed The Rhino UK Dates

8th Plymouth White Rabbit
9th London Borderline
10th Sheffield Corporation
12th Glasgow Cathouse
13th Newcastle O2 Academy 2
14th Birmingham Asylum 2
15th Southampton Joiners

Tickets are available from www.kililive.com and usual outlets.

Other Hot Gigs This Week:

Orange Goblin
High On Fire
Lock Up
Brotherhood Of The Lake

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Folk metal act Zrymgoll has posted a new song online from the band’s upcoming acoustic EP “Brotherhood of Folk.” Check out the “Pagan Wood Acoustic” track below. Zrymgoll is:

Juan Pablo Churruarín – Vocals / Accordion
Juan Manuel Herrera – Guitar / Choirs
Exequiel Esquivel – Flaute
Gonzalo Rillo – Guitar / Choirs
Priss Sterki – Violin
Sveinbjörn Sterki – Drums

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