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Mitchell Peters of Billboard.biz recently conducted an interview with Scott Sokol, SLAYER‘s booking agent at Pinnacle Entertainment for the past 15 years.

Asked if there were ever discussions about taking a break from touring after the May 2013 death of SLAYER guitarist Jeff Hanneman, Sokol said: “I think if it happened while they were on tour it might’ve been different. But Jeff hadn’t been [touring] with the band for close to three years at this point. So it wasn’t like [Hanneman‘s replacement] Gary Holt [of EXODUS] was new to the equation. At the time of Jeff‘s passing, Gary had been in the band for two and a half years. It wasn’t going to help anybody to cancel what they were doing. The band likes to go out there and play. Not that I’m a counselor, or anything, but I think part of the way they deal with things is to do what they love. And they love to go out there and do their thing.”

Sokol also spoke about how SLAYER‘s live show has changed since Gary Holt joined the band to replace Jeff Hanneman. “I don’t think they’ve really missed a beat there,” he said. “There’s no replacement for Jeff. Gary doesn’t replace Jeff, who is a legend unto himself. But Gary Holt, to a degree, is also that. He’s just a little different stylistically. Brian Johnson and Bon Scott are different frontmen for AC/DC, but both are legendary in their own right. So in some way you could look at it like that.”

Regarding whether there are plans for the band to record some new material soon, Sokol said: “They’re definitely working on new music. More things will be revealed in the coming weeks.”

Read the entire interview at Billboard.biz.

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Metal Kaoz recently conducted an interview with former EXODUS and LEGACY (pre-TESTAMENT) and current HATRIOT frontman Steve “Zetro” Souza. You can now listen to the chat using the audio player below.

HATRIOT has entered the studio to begin recording its sophomore album, “Dawn Of The New Centurion”, for a February 2014 release via Massacre Records. The follow-up to 2013′s “Heroes Of Origin” is once again being helmed by producer producer Juan Urteaga, who has previously worked with MACHINE HEAD, EXODUS and TESTAMENT, among others.

“Over the past year, HATRIOT has grown tighter as a band, and the songs on the new record will reflect that,” said Souza. “The songs are longer and more melodic, while keeping the classic thrash metal feel that we are known for.

‘Heroes Of Origin’ was our ‘Kill ‘Em All’, and ‘Dawn Of The New Centurion’ is our ‘Ride The Lightning’.”

The first single from “Dawn Of The New Centurion” will be “The Fear Within”.

HATRIOT will be touring Europe in November and December of 2013, and plans on including some new material into its live set.

HATRIOT filmed a video for the song “And Your Children To Be Damned” on March 10 at Arlene Francis Center in Santa Rosa, California. The clip was directed by Mike Sloat, who has previously worked with MACHINE HEAD and TESTAMENT.

“And Your Children To Be Damned” was written about Countess Bathory, a countess from the renowned Báthory family of nobility in the Kingdom of Hungary, who has been labeled the most prolific female serial killer in history, although the number of murders is debated.

HATRIOT‘s drummer is none other than Steve‘s son, Nicholas Souza. Nicholas auditioned for the band after the departure of Alex Bent and “proved himself to be the best choice,” according to Steve.

HATRIOT‘s lineup also includes Zetro‘s son Cody, who got his first bass as a present from his father after Zetro bought it off current EXODUS bassist Jack Gibson. “I told him,” Zetro said in a recent interview with Metalholic.com, “‘You have to try out [for the bassist position in HATRIOT if you want to be in the band]. There’s no nepotism here, boy. If you can hang, you’re on.’ So he actually tried out, and he got the gig.”

Regarding HATRIOT‘s musical direction, Zetro said, “It’s in the vein of typical Bay Area thrash, but these guys are a lot younger, so there’s gonna be some blast-beats in there. There’s gonna be some kind of death [metal] approach to it, a little bit. ‘Cause these guys are new. They’re raw, and they’re fast, young, heavy, hard and aggressive, and I’m trying to convey that along as well.”

He added, “These new kids seem to understand what we did in the ’80s, but still bring a little bit of a new essence to it. We put that together with what I write vocally and it’s turned out to be really, really killer. It’s good stuff.”

Interview (audio):

“And Your Children To Be Damned” video:

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Zisis Petkanas of Greece’s Rock Overdose recently conducted an interview with vocalist Chuck Billy of San Franciscos Bay Area thrash metal veterans TESTAMENT. You can now listen to the chat using the audio player below.

“Dark Roots Of Thrash”, a DVD/2CD release documenting Bay Area veterans TESTAMENT‘s sold-out headlining performance at the Paramount in Huntington, New York this past February, will be made available on October 11 (Europe) and October 15 (North America) via Nuclear Blast Records. “Dark Roots Of Thrash” was produced by Get Hammered Productions, directed by Tommy Jones (DEATH ANGEL, KATAKLYSM, SOILWORK) and mixed by Juan Urteaga (VILE, EXODUS, SADUS, MACHINE HEAD). It captures a total of 19 live tracks with countless cams onstage and high above the audience, plus a special moshpit cam that makes you feel like you’re a part of the show.

A performance clip of the song “Rise Up”, taken from “Dark Roots Of Thrash”, can be seen below.

Commented TESTAMENT guitarist Eric Peterson: “Metalheads! In case you’ve missed us on our ‘Dark Roots’ campaign tour, here’s a day in the life and good representation of our show! Check it out, and put on your list of metal to get!”

Vocalist Chuck Billy added: “For all you diehard metal heads out there, ‘Dark Roots Of Thrash’ is a must-have for your collection. This live DVD and CD is something you can put in you player and crank up for the feeling of a live TESTAMENT performance! You will get 18 songs from the early days of thrash metal to where we are today. Heavy metal forever!”

“Darks Roots Of Thrash” will be made available in a variety of different formats, including the standard DVD+2CD and 2CD versions. A limited Blu-ray+2CD (Europe only), LP (Europe only), as well as Nuclear Blast mail-order-only items (LP colored in gatefold, DVD+2CD digi + tour pass and limited Blue-ray+2CD digi + tourpass) will also be for sale via shop.nuclearblast.com.

“Dark Roots Of Earth” DVD/2CD track listing:

DVD:

01. Intro
02. Rise Up
03. More Than Meets The Eye
04. Burnt Offerings
05. Native Blood
06. True American Hate
07. Dark Roots Of Earth
08. Into The Pit
09. Practice What You Preach
10. Riding The Snake
11. Eyes Of Wrath
12. Trial By Fire
13. The Haunting
14. The New Order
15. Do Not Resuscitate
16. Three Days In Darkness
17. The Formation Of Damnation
18. Over The Wall
19. Disciples Of The Watch
20. Credits

Bonus content:

21. Backstage Footage
22. Native Blood (video clip)

CD1:

01. Intro
02. Rise Up
03. More Than Meets The Eye
04. Burnt Offerings
05. Native Blood
06. True American Hate
07. Dark Roots Of Earth
08. Into The Pit
09. Practice What You Preach

CD2:

01. Riding The Snake
02. Eyes Of Wrath
03. Trial By Fire
04. The Haunting
05. The New Order
06. Do Not Resuscitate
07. Three Days In Darkness
08. The Formation Of Damnation
09. Over The Wall
10. Disciples Of The Watch

“Dark Roots Of Earth” 2CD track listing:

CD1:

01. Intro
02. Rise Up
03. More Than Meets The Eye
04. Burnt Offerings
05. Native Blood
06. True American Hate
07. Dark Roots Of Earth
08. Into The Pit
09. Practice What You Preach

CD2:

01. Riding The Snake
02. Eyes Of Wrath
03. Trial By Fire
04. The Haunting
05. The New Order
06. Do Not Resuscitate
07. Three Days In Darkness
08. The Formation Of Damnation
09. Over The Wall
10. Disciples Of The Watch

Pre-order your copy here.

TESTAMENT will hit the road alongside LAMB OF GOD, KILLSWITCH ENGANGE and HUNTRESS starting on October 22. A limited number of TESTAMENT V.I.P. packages are currently available now for each show and include:

* A souvenir TESTAMENT V.I.P. Laminate
* A TESTAMENT poster
* An 8″ x 10″ photo of the band
* A coupon for discounted online merchandise
* Individual photo opportunities with band members
* A group photo with the entire V.I.P. group and TESTAMENT members

In addition, each V.I.P. purchaser will be entered into a raffle to win Chuck Billy‘s stage vest worn throughout this tour. The winner of the vest will be personally contacted by Chuck and will also receive two tickets to the next local TESTAMENT show with passes to come backstage and more.

Interview (audio):


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GENERATION KILL, the band featuring EXODUS frontman Rob Dukes, will release its sophomore album, “We’re All Gonna Die”, on November 15 via Nuclear Blast. The CD was produced by Chris “Zeuss” Harris, who has previously worked with SUICIDE SILENCE, ALL THAT REMAINS, SHADOWS FALL and SOULFLY, among others.

Commented Dukes: “We called this album ‘We’re All Gonna Die’ because, for the most part, the lyrics are about the darker side of the existence of humans on this planet.

“The album as a whole is so diverse, drawing from our influences that we grew up on.

“We achieved our goal of creating something that we all are so proud of. I personally think this is the strongest vocal performance of my career, and as a band we can’t wait for the hard rock/metal world to hear this album.”

Added Zeuss: “This album is not an EXODUS clone. This is an album of music where five guys got together an explored our own roots of music, the records we grew up listening to and wrote songs paying homage to what we love.”

“We’re All Gonna Die” track listing:

01. Born To Serve
02. Prophets Of War
03. Self Destruction
04. Friendly Fire
05. Carny Love
06. Vegas
07. There Is No Hope
08. We’re All Gonna Die

GENERATION KILL‘s debut album, “Red White And Blood”, was released in September 2011. The CD was recorded at J. Rod Production Studios in New City, New York (where the vocal tracks for EXODUS“Let There Be Blood” and OVERKILL‘s “Ironbound” were previously laid down).

GENERATION KILL is:

Rob Dukes – Vocals
Rob Moschetti – Bass/Backing Vocals
Jason Trenczer – Lead Guitar
Jason Velez – Lead Guitar
James DeMaria – Drums

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Vocalist Chuck Billy and guitarist Eric Peterson of Bay Area thrash veterans TESTAMENT will take part in a meet-and-greet at the Velvet Margarita (1612 North Cahuenga Boulevard) next Tuesday, September 24 in Los Angeles. The event will start at 10 p.m. PST and a Monster Energy Drink guitar signed by the band will also be given away during the evening.

For more information, and to RSVP, go to this location.

“Dark Roots Of Thrash”, a DVD/2CD release documenting TESTAMENT‘s sold-out headlining performance at the Paramount in Huntington, New York this past February, will be made available on October 11 (Europe) and October 15 (North America) via Nuclear Blast Records. “Dark Roots Of Thrash” was produced by Get Hammered Productions, directed by Tommy Jones (DEATH ANGEL, KATAKLYSM, SOILWORK) and mixed by Juan Urteaga (VILE, EXODUS, SADUS, MACHINE HEAD). It captures a total of 19 live tracks with countless cams onstage and high above the audience, plus a special moshpit cam that makes you feel like you’re a part of the show.

“Darks Roots Of Thrash” will be made available in a variety of different formats, including the standard DVD+2CD and 2CD versions. A limited Blu-ray+2CD (Europe only), LP (Europe only), as well as Nuclear Blast mail-order-only items (LP colored in gatefold, DVD+2CD digi + tour pass and limited Blue-ray+2CD digi + tourpass) will also be for sale via shop.nuclearblast.com.

TESTAMENT will hit the road alongside LAMB OF GOD, KILLSWITCH ENGANGE and HUNTRESS starting on October 22.

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The third Signum Regis album entitled “Exodus” will be released on November 15th in Europe and December 3rd in North America through Ulterium Records. “Exodus” features guest vocals by Lance King (ex

The post Signum Regis Reveals New Album “Exodus” Details appeared first on Daily Heavy Metal News.

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“Dark Roots Of Thrash”, a DVD/2CD release documenting Bay Area veterans TESTAMENT‘s sold-out headlining performance at the Paramount in Huntington, New York this past February, will be made available on October 11 (Europe) and October 15 (North America) via Nuclear Blast Records. “Dark Roots Of Thrash” was produced by Get Hammered Productions, directed by Tommy Jones (DEATH ANGEL, KATAKLYSM, SOILWORK) and mixed by Juan Urteaga (VILE, EXODUS, SADUS, MACHINE HEAD). It captures a total of 19 live tracks with countless cams onstage and high above the audience, plus a special moshpit cam that makes you feel like you’re a part of the show.

A performance clip of the song “Rise Up”, taken from “Dark Roots Of Thrash”, can be seen below.

Commented TESTAMENT guitarist Eric Peterson: “Metalheads! In case you’ve missed us on our ‘Dark Roots’ campaign tour, here’s a day in the life and good representation of our show! Check it out, and put on your list of metal to get!”

Vocalist Chuck Billy added: “For all you diehard metal heads out there, ‘Dark Roots Of Thrash’ is a must-have for your collection. This live DVD and CD is something you can put in you player and crank up for the feeling of a live TESTAMENT performance! You will get 18 songs from the early days of thrash metal to where we are today. Heavy metal forever!”

“Darks Roots Of Thrash” will be made available in a variety of different formats, including the standard DVD+2CD and 2CD versions. A limited Blu-ray+2CD (Europe only), LP (Europe only), as well as Nuclear Blast mail-order-only items (LP colored in gatefold, DVD+2CD digi + tour pass and limited Blue-ray+2CD digi + tourpass) will also be for sale via shop.nuclearblast.com.

“Dark Roots Of Earth” DVD/2CD track listing:

DVD:

01. Intro
02. Rise Up
03. More Than Meets The Eye
04. Burnt Offerings
05. Native Blood
06. True American Hate
07. Dark Roots Of Earth
08. Into The Pit
09. Practice What You Preach
10. Riding The Snake
11. Eyes Of Wrath
12. Trial By Fire
13. The Haunting
14. The New Order
15. Do Not Resuscitate
16. Three Days In Darkness
17. The Formation Of Damnation
18. Over The Wall
19. Disciples Of The Watch
20. Credits

Bonus content:

21. Backstage Footage
22. Native Blood (video clip)

CD1:

01. Intro
02. Rise Up
03. More Than Meets The Eye
04. Burnt Offerings
05. Native Blood
06. True American Hate
07. Dark Roots Of Earth
08. Into The Pit
09. Practice What You Preach

CD2:

01. Riding The Snake
02. Eyes Of Wrath
03. Trial By Fire
04. The Haunting
05. The New Order
06. Do Not Resuscitate
07. Three Days In Darkness
08. The Formation Of Damnation
09. Over The Wall
10. Disciples Of The Watch

“Dark Roots Of Earth” 2CD track listing:

CD1:

01. Intro
02. Rise Up
03. More Than Meets The Eye
04. Burnt Offerings
05. Native Blood
06. True American Hate
07. Dark Roots Of Earth
08. Into The Pit
09. Practice What You Preach

CD2:

01. Riding The Snake
02. Eyes Of Wrath
03. Trial By Fire
04. The Haunting
05. The New Order
06. Do Not Resuscitate
07. Three Days In Darkness
08. The Formation Of Damnation
09. Over The Wall
10. Disciples Of The Watch

Pre-order your copy here.

TESTAMENT will hit the road alongside LAMB OF GOD, KILLSWITCH ENGANGE and HUNTRESS starting on October 22. A limited number of TESTAMENT V.I.P. packages are currently available now for each show and include:

* A souvenir TESTAMENT V.I.P. Laminate
* A TESTAMENT poster
* An 8″ x 10″ photo of the band
* A coupon for discounted online merchandise
* Individual photo opportunities with band members
* A group photo with the entire V.I.P. group and TESTAMENT members

In addition, each V.I.P. purchaser will be entered into a raffle to win Chuck Billy‘s stage vest worn throughout this tour. The winner of the vest will be personally contacted by Chuck and will also receive two tickets to the next local TESTAMENT show with passes to come backstage and more.

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“The Metal Voice” recently conducted an interview with guitarist Wolf Hoffmann of reformed heavy metal legends ACCEPT. Hoffmann talked about ACCEPT‘s upcoming documentary, his line of wine, the band’s upcoming concert DVD; and the dates in Finland with fellow German metal/hard rock legends SCORPIONS. You can now watch the chat below.

Asked about the status of the songwriting and recording sessions for ACCEPT‘s follow-up to 2012′s “Stalingrad”, Hoffmann told Metal Shock Finland: “Our upcoming album is hopefully going to be out next year. We’ve started working on writing some songs; we haven’t recorded anything yet. But over the winter — maybe early next year — we’ll start recording it and try to make it every bit as good as the last one, maybe even better, if we succeed, we’ll see… It’s going to be as heavy as the rest.”

ACCEPT‘s new CD is once again being helmed by British producer Andy Sneap (MEGADETH, EXODUS, NEVERMORE, ARCH ENEMY), who worked on the band’s last two studio efforts: “Stalingrad” and 2010′s “Blood Of The Nations”.

ACCEPT‘s April 12 concert at Teatro Caupolicán in Santiago, Chile was professionally filmed for the band’s forthcoming DVD.

“Stalingrad” sold around 5,400 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 81 on The Billboard 200 chart. “Blood Of The Nations” opened with around 2,900 units back in September 2010 to land at No. 187.

“Stalingrad” was released on April 6, 2012 via Nuclear Blast Records.

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“He dies – all of a sudden he’s a legend,” singer Rob Dukes says about the late frontman.

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Terrorizer magazine conducted an interview with bassist Jack Gibson, drummer Tom Hunting and vocalist Rob Dukes of San Francisco Bay Area thrashers EXODUS on August 11 at the Bloodstock Open Air festival at Catton Hall, Walton-On-Trent, West Midlands, United Kingdom. You can now watch the chat below.

EXODUS has just completed a European tour of 17 cities, with stops in Barcelona, Dublin, London and more. Although SLAYER is currently tapping the talents of guitarist Gary Holt for their European tour, Holt performed at select EXODUS dates. When Holt is not performing with EXODUS, HEATHEN guitarist Kragen Lum is filling in on guitar.

EXODUS recently revealed two brand new, exclusive t-shirt designs, available now only via their official merch store at this location. The new designs, “Only Death Decides” and “Horned Skull”, come with a free sticker (with mail order only).

EXODUS‘ latest album, “Exhibit B: The Human Condition”, was released in North America on May 18, 2010 via Nuclear Blast Records.

The CD sold around 4,600 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 114 on The Billboard 200 chart.

EXODUS‘ previous album, “The Atrocity Exhibition: Exhibit A”, opened with 3,600 units back in October 2007.

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