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“Born In Winter”, the new video from French progressive metallers GOJIRA, will make its online debut this Tuesday, March 25 at Noisey. A trailer for the clip can be seen below.

“Born In Winter” is taken from GOJIRA‘s fifth album, “L’Enfant Sauvage”, which sold almost 11,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 34 on The Billboard 200 chart. The band’s previous CD, “The Way Of All Flesh”, opened with 4,200 units back in 2008 to land at No. 138.

“L’Enfant Sauvage” entered the official chart in France at position No. 7 (No. 17 on the digital chart).

“L’Enfant Sauvage” (which translates to “The Wild Child”) features 11 tracks of mind-bending, thunderous metal. The CD was recorded at Spin Recording Studios in Long Island City, New York with co-producer Josh Wilbur (LAMB OF GOD).

On March 11, GOJIRA released “Les Enfants Sauvages”, a limited edition 5″ x 7″, 60-page hardcover photo book chronicling the band’s journey around the world over the last two years, since the release of “L’Enfant Sauvage”. The images were taken around the globe, spanning over 150 shows on three continents, and were hand-selected by GOJIRA guitarist/vocalist Joseph Duplantier and his brother, drummer Mario Duplantier. The package also includes a live CD and DVD capturing last year’s performance at the legendary Brixton Academy in London, England. In addition to the CD/DVD/book, a bundle that includes an exclusive T-shirt is available.

“Les Enfants Sauvages” track listing:

01. Intro
02. Explosia
03. Flying Whales
04. Backbone
05. The Heaviest Matter Of The Universe
06. L’Enfant Sauvage
07. Toxic Garbage Island
08. Wisdom Comes
09. Jam
10. Oroborus
11. Drum Solo
12. The Axe
13. The Gift Of Guilt

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Iron Maiden: legends

Some total legend has uploaded Iron Maiden‘s entire Maiden England Rock In Rio 2013 show, all in beautiful pro-shot.

Have a look below:

Maiden played three triumphant UK dates this year as part of their immense, multi-year, multi-continent Maiden England tour, with work on a new Maiden album rumoured to begin some time next year.

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Iron Maiden Rock In Rio 2013 Set List

Can I Play with Madness
The Prisoner
2 Minutes to Midnight
Afraid to Shoot Strangers
The Trooper
The Number of the Beast
Phantom of the Opera
Run to the Hills
Wasted Years
Seventh Son of a Seventh Son
The Clairvoyant
Fear of the Dark
Iron Maiden
Churchill’s Speech
Aces High
The Evil That Men Do
Running Free
(with Drum Solo)

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1984 saw the long-awaited reunion of the classic DEEP PURPLE Mark II lineup of Ritchie Blackmore, Ian Gillan, Roger Glover, Jon Lord and Ian Paice. It was the first time they had been together since 1973. They recorded a brand new studio album, “Perfect Strangers”, and headed out on tour. The band’s show in Melbourne, Australia was professionally filmed and is the only full-length concert recording of the band at this time.

The “Perfect Strangers Live” DVD — due out October 14 via Eagle Vision — is a stunning concert with the band in incendiary form. The setlist mixes then new tracks from the “Perfect Strangers” album with favourites from the early seventies culminating in the brilliant “Smoke On The Water” finale. This is without doubt one of the finest DEEP PURPLE concerts ever filmed and a must have for their legions of fans.

“Perfect Strangers Live” is 141 minutes long and features the following tracks:

01. Highway Star
02. Nobody’s Home
03. Strange Kind Of Woman
04. A Gypsy’s Kiss
05. Perfect Strangers
06. Under The Gun
07. Knocking At Your Back Door
08. Lazy (including Ian Paice drum solo)
09. Child In Time
10. Difficult To Cure
11. Jon Lord Keyboard Solo
12. Space Truckin’ (with Ritchie Blackmore guitar solo)
13. Black Night
14. Speed King
15. Smoke On The Water

Bonus feature: Tour documentary

A performance clip of the song “Perfect Strangers” from “Perfect Strangers Live” can be seen below.


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Fan-filmed video footage of BLACK SABBATH‘s August 14 performance at Air Canada Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada can be seen below.

The band’s setlist was as follows:

01. War Pigs
02. Into The Void
03. Under The Sun/Every Day Comes And Goes
04. Snowblind
05. Age Of Reason
06. Black Sabbath
07. Behind The Wall Of Sleep
08. N.I.B.
09. End Of The Beginning
10. Fairies Wear Boots
11. Rat Salad
12. Drum Solo
13. Iron Man
14. God Is Dead?
15. Dirty Women
16. Children Of The Grave


17. Paranoid

BLACK SABBATH bassist Geezer Butler told the Chicago Sun-Times that the band’s current tour in support of its long-awaited reunion album, “13”, could very well be his last. Asked why he thought that, Butler explained, “I don’t know. I just got a feeling. It’s getting tough, it really is. I can’t lie about that. I’m old now. It really is tough going on every night. You wake up the next day, all the pains you never had before. I don’t want to go onstage for the sake of the money. You have to have a lot pride in yourself, and I honestly think I’m coming to the end of the top of my job.”

Butler also said that he’s enjoying the current SABBATH tour, adding, “I’ve always said as long as I can play, as long as I can do it to a good level, then I’ll keep doing it, because I still really enjoy playing. I’ll know when the day comes I can’t do this anymore, can’t play to my usual standards. That’s when I won’t go out anymore. I won’t do that to me self. But at the moment, I just love playing with the band. It probably will be the last time, will probably be the last tour. But I want to go out on a high. The band is playing really well at the moment.”

Butler, guitarist Tony Iommi and singer Ozzy Osbourne reunited in late 2011 to record their first new album together in 35 years. Original drummer Bill Ward was on board at first but dropped out over contract disputes.

Progress on the record was slowed first by Ward‘s departure and then by Iommi‘s January 2012 cancer diagnosis.

Ozzy told The Pulse Of Radio that the band members knew this might be their last chance to make an album together. “We knew as a band that people were gonna go, ‘Oh yeah. they’re going in the studio again, it’s never gonna happen,’ you know,” he said. “So we just marched through all the problems and did an album, you know, with Rick Rubin.”

The disc, which came out this past June, became the first SABBATH album in the band’s 43-year history to debut at No. 1 on the Billboard chart.

SABBATH‘s current North American tour winds down on September 3 in Los Angeles.

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Fan-filmed video footage of BLACK SABBATH‘s August 12 concert at Comcast Center in Mansfield, Massachusetts can be seen below.

The band’s setlist was as follows:

01. War Pigs
02. Into The Void
03. Under The Sun/Every Day Comes And Goes
04. Snowblind
05. Age Of Reason
06. Black Sabbath
07. Behind The Wall Of Sleep
08. N.I.B.
09. End Of The Beginning
10. Fairies Wear Boots
11. Rat Salad
12. Drum Solo
13. Iron Man
14. God Is Dead?
15. Dirty Women
16. Children Of The Grave


17. Paranoid

BLACK SABBATH kicked off its North American tour on July 25 in Houston, with the reunited group adding four tracks from its new album “13” to a set already filled with SABBATH classics and a few deeper album cuts. The original trio of singer Ozzy Osbourne, guitarist Tony Iommi and bassist Geezer Butler were joined as on all their live dates so far by Ozzy‘s solo touring drummer Tommy Clufetos. Founding drummer Bill Ward has sat out the group’s activities despite originally being announced as part of the reunion back in November 2011.

Tony Iommi told The Pulse Of Radio a while back how hard it is for SABBATH to make up a setlist. “There are so many tracks that it’s really difficult what to pick, because there’s always somebody gonna go, ‘Oh, why didn’t you play that one? Why didn’t you play this?’ you know,” he said. “And there’s only a limited time you can play as well, so you’ve gotta work out a set that everybody wants to do without upsetting the people that say, ‘Oh, I wanted to hear this. I wanted to hear that,’ you know? But you’ve gotta drop some to put new ones in, and it’s hard.”

“13” is the first SABBATH album to feature Ozzy on vocals in 35 years and the first studio set by the group to ever hit No. 1 on the Billboard album chart.

The group’s reunion plans were delayed in early 2012 by Iommi‘s cancer diagnosis, although he has been receiving regular treatment and the band was eventually able to record and start touring.


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King Diamond

Diamond GEEZAH

It’s been seven long years since King Diamond graced our shores, and after seeing the footage of their comeback at Hellfest last year, it was pretty much guaranteed this return at Bloodstock was going to be something very special indeed. With a gate spanning the entire width of the stage and a burning red pentagram behind the kit, King Diamond put on a show of epic proportions. Opening with The Candle, King’s signature falsetto rings loud and clear above the heavy metal thunder of the band behind him. Of course it would be rude not to bring the family along too, so Grandma makes an early outing two songs in with Welcome Home. It’s loud and it’s heavy, but most importantly it’s fun. This is heavy metal theatre and there isn’t one boring moment.

Fan favourites Voodoo and Sleepless Nights go down a storm, and early classic Come To The Sabbath – one of only two Mercyful Fate songs on tonight’s setlist – gets the biggest cheers of the night. Guitarists Andy LaRocque and Mike Wead make one hell of a guitar duo, trading lick after lick with the simplest of ease. Closing with Black Horsemen, King Diamond walks off stage vowing to return sooner rather than later. It may have taken a while but was certainly worth the wait… long live the King!

Review by Amit Sharma


The Candle
Welcome Home
At the Graves
Up from the Grave
Sleepless Nights
Drum Solo
Shapes of Black
Come to the Sabbath (Mercyful Fate cover)
Eye of the Witch
The Family Ghost
Evil (Mercyful Fate cover)
Encore 2:
Black Horsemen

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John Parks of Legendary Rock Interviews recently conducted an interview with Jason Bonham, son of legendary LED ZEPPELIN drummer John Bonham.

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Gojira: colossal grooooooves

Gojira obliterated London’s O2 Brixton Academy as a part of this year’s immense Jagermeister Music Tour back in March, and the French metal behemoths will be releasing the set as a brand new live DVD later this year.

Gojira’s set for the show was as follows:

01. Explosia
02. Flying Whales
03. Backbone
04. The Heaviest Matter Of The Universe
05. L’Enfant Sauvage
06. Toxic Garbage Island
07. Wisdom Comes
08. Oroborus
09. Drum Solo
10. The Axe
11. The Gift Of Guilt

Most recent Gojira opus L’Enfant Sauvage is out now via Roadrunner, and the guys are also nominated under Best Live Band at this year’s Metal Hammer Golden Gods Awards. Go vote to win tickets, yeah?

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JON OLIVA’S PAIN and SAVATAGE mastermind Jon Oliva will release first-ever solo album in early 2013 via AFM Records.

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Rhapsody: They love dragons and that

Resident power metal fanboy Tom Dare went to see Rhapsody slay London last night (Monday November 12). Here, in his own words, is precisely what he saw.

Anyone worried over Rhapsody Of Fire’s fragmentation into two bands can put their minds firmly at rest. Luca Turilli’s Rhapsody have already soothed power metal worries somewhat with their excellent album, and this theatrical live show (only the second time the Italian troupe have played in the UK in any guise this century) confirms it. There’s a fair amount of fannying around tonight – drum solo, bass solo, two encores and a lady with a skirt made from neon lights dancing in the dark (no, us neither) – but if you aren’t grinning like a buffoon, you’re probably in the wrong place to begin with.

Performing (with plenty of flicking of hair and singing with eyes closed) a mixture of Turilli’s solo material, the new record and Rhapsody classics works very well indeed; that newby Dark Fate Of Atlantis sounds ace sandwiched between eternal favourites Dawn Of Victory (“For Ancelot!” cries the crowd) and Emerald Sword (“For the green valleys where dragons fly”) emphasises how strong a return to form Ascending To Infinity is, and that the future should be bright. Alessandro Conti’s vocal performance is excellent, both with new and old material, even if he tires a little towards the end, and watching the preposterous virtuosity of Turilli himself is a sight to behold. Marvellous stuff.

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