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“Future Warrior”, the new Jon Mancinetti-directed video from PALMS, the musical collaboration between DEFTONES vocalist Chino Moreno and former members of ISIS (Aaron Harris, Clifford Meyer and Jeff Caxide), will make its online debut on Thursday, September 26.

“Future Warrior” comes off PALMS‘ self-titled debut album, which was released on June 25 via Mike Patton‘s (FAITH NO MORE) Ipecac label.

The track listing for the 47-minute effort is as follows:

01. Future Warrior
02. Patagonia
03. Mission Sunset
04. Shortwave Radio
05. Tropics
06. Antarctic Handshake

PALMS came together following the demise of ISIS, with Jeff Caxide (bass), Aaron Harris (drums) and Clifford Meyer (keyboards/guitar) electing to continue playing music together.

“After a little time, Jeff, Cliff, and I decided that it was insane that we all still lived here in Los Angeles and weren’t playing together,” Harris said. “It just sort of happened naturally, probably because we have been playing together for so long, and things started to come together. But we didn’t want to be instrumental: We wanted vocals. We just weren’t exactly sure who that would be at first.” The band, knowing that Chino had been a fan of ISIS, thought he would be a great fit and he agreed.

“A chance to work with the guys from ISIS sounded like a lot of fun,” Moreno said, “I’ve always been into the atmospheric sounds they had created with that project and felt my sense of melody would meld well with theirs.”


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Ben Smith of‘s Tuner recently conducted an interview with MEGADETH mainman Dave Mustaine. A couple of excerpts from the chat follow below. Why do you think metal continually doesn’t get the respect it deserves?

Mustaine: You’ve got to look at a lot the participants in it. To their own demise, a lot of heavy metal performers act stupid. You know, “Hey bro, duh.” It doesn’t further our cause any. If you want to be treated intelligently, then act intelligent. I remember a lot of the opportunities that I’ve had to do coverage for different shows or stuff, with the whole political process. People forget that. You don’t have to be like, “Hey, F you, dude,” this kind of stuff to be cool. I think that rock ‘n’roll and heavy metal is about rebellion and if everyone thinks you’re stupid then rebel, be smart. A lot of the bands that were thrash and speed metal bands were anti-authoritarian, anti-establishment bands but there were also a lot that played heavy metal that were singing about mythology and taking it to the extreme with death and black metal bands. I have nothing against it. I just kind of think that’s where it started to spider web into all these different fragments of metal. Think about it, there are dozens and dozens of types of metal. To me, it’s all metal. It’s basically how you sing. The majority of these black and death metal bands have great players but people won’t take them seriously because of their lyrical content. I think if you want to appeal to the masses you have to talk about what’s happening in the real world or you have to address things that are happening emotionally with people that’s going on inside their own personal world. If not it’s like in “Purple Rain” when the guy looks at Prince and said, “The only person who understands your music is yourself.” That’s one of my favorite lines in any musical movie because you can very easily lose the plot. Growing up in the ’80s and listening to the thrash metal and hardcore bands, when one of those bands got any sort of acknowledgment from the greater, more commercial, music world, it was such a big deal because those bands mattered so much to the fans. I don’t see that as much today. Do new bands still matter like the way they did back then?

Mustaine: I think the whole thing is there isn’t that culture of community. It’s not just the metal community. It’s people in general. People in general have a sense of entitlement right now like people owe them something. We’ve been on tour and had several incidents where there’s been bands that were nobodies and acted like they should be headlining over us, and it’s like, bless your heart, that’s a great attitude to take but you know, don’t shit the bed. It’s kind of weird sometimes how people, because of the digital audio work stations and how easy you can make a song on a computer, lose sight of that fact that that doesn’t make you a musician. It means you know how to cut and paste. And if you can write a song and you’re a great musician, that doesn’t necessarily mean you’ve got a great band. You can have 3 or 4 guys that play music and a musician and you can go and do stuff like these celebrities that have acting careers but are playing in a band with some schmoes. When you get into a band where there’s a bunch of musicians and a star, that’s when things start to happen. And if the surrounding members become stars themselves, it forces the leader to become more than that which is where you get into the elevation to superstar or legendary status. And the problems is everybody is so living in the moment with Instagram and tweeting and Facebook and everybody knows everything about everybody else. We’re profiling so much and it’s about our outsides. Because we compare our outsides to other people’s insides. And our insides to other people’s outsides. We’ll see somebody and think they’ve got it all going on but we don’t know what’s going on with them. You see some of these bands that think they’re entitled to this stuff, they want to be just like us. Well, you got to work for it. It’s called paying your dues. If you pay your dues and you deserve it people treat you with respect.

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Boston’s Longshot has returned with original vocalist Rob Nordberg and signed to MorseCode Recordings. Formed in 2008, Longshot shared the stage over the next four years with the likes of H2O, Terror, Defeater, Your Demise, Trapped Under Ice, and many more. After relentlessly playing and touring in 2011 vocalist Rob Nordberg decided to leave the band resulting in a hiatus in 2012

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Bill Ward (second left) with Sabbath back in 2011

Black Sabbath drummer Bill Ward – who is currently sitting out the band’s ongoing reunion owing to contract disputes – has hinted at some of the specific reasons lying behind his decision to not rejoin the band in a new interview.

“I was offered a contact and I couldn’t sign it,” he tells Guitar International. “As for some of the stories – I would never, ever show up for a commitment that I could not do physically. So that should answer that one! In the statement that I did last year, I was quite clear that I came to the end of the road and promised myself and my family that I would never sign a contract that was not workable.

“It was one of the toughest decisions that I ever had to make. Because I absolutely and without question wanted to play. I haven’t left the band. Everybody thinks I have left the band. I didn’t walk out; it wasn’t like that at all! I just didn’t sign the contact and life took its own course.

“I’m the drummer in Black Sabbath so I want to do the entire show. I play all or nothing. Playing partially would kind of be aligning to my demise in Sabbath and minimize me. I’m the drummer in Sabbath and quite capable of doing the job.”

Read the rest of the interview here

New, Bill Ward-less Black Sabbath album 13 is out now, with the heavy metal godfathers set to play the following UK venues this winter:

Dec 10: 02 Arena, London, UK
Dec 12: Odyssey Arena, Belfast, Ireland
Dec 14: Arena, Sheffield, UK
Dec 16: Hydro, Glasgow, UK
Dec 18: Arena, Manchester, UK
Dec 20: LG Arena, Birmingham, UK
Dec 22: LG Arena, Birmingham, UK

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Finnish symphonic black metal band In Silentio Noctis has resurfaced after three years since the debut LP “Through Fragments of Christianity” was released in 2010. With an all new lineup, featuring members of Rapture, Rain Paint, Carnal Demise and Spirit Disease surrounding founder (and multi-musician) Armi Päivinen, the band has announced the impending release of a new EP “Disenchant The Hypocrites.” The EP will be released on August 5th via My Kingdom Music. The track “Chapter I: The Pit” is streaming below.

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Your Demise: RIP

St Albans crew Your Demise have announced that they will split in 2014 after a final run of farewell shows.

Watch their goodbye video below.

Farewell, fellas! Your Demise formed in 2006 and leave behind two studio albums (2010’s ‘The Kids We Used To Be…’ and 2012’s ‘The Golden Age’) and two EPs (2012’s ‘Three For Free’ and 2013’s ‘Cold Chillin’). The band will still play all currently confirmed dates, with more farewell shows expected to be added between October this year and March 2014.

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Overall this EP is a good tide-over while we await Lynch Mob’s demise once again

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Exordium Mors has issued the following announcement about upcoming Australian live shows: “With the Sacrificial Demise of All That is Holy Australian tour in our wake, wanton destruction awaits! For those who have not bled at the altar of Exordium Mors, here is a taste of what to expect from one of our live shows below. “Furthermore, we will be playing three unique sets per city. Make sure to come to all 3 shows to ensure you witness the full force of this Apotheosis of Death.Finally, Australians will be the very first to behold a brand new track never before played live

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Exordium Mors has issued the following announcement about upcoming Australian live shows: “With the Sacrificial Demise of All That is Holy Australian tour in our wake, wanton destruction awaits! For those who have not bled at the altar of Exordium Mors, here is a taste of what to expect from one of our live shows below. “Furthermore, we will be playing three unique sets per city

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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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