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Dez Fafara of Devildriver picks his favorite music videos, including choice cuts from Ozzy Osbourne, Danzig, Slayer, MC5 and Kiss. Attention FiX fans: The FiX will no longer be made available as a downloadable podcast. This is due to growing licensing restrictions for music videos. We apologize for any inconvenience.

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To mark the thirteenth anniversary of IMPALED‘s “The Dead Shall Dead Remain” debut, the group will release a re-recorded version of the album, entitled “The Dead Still Dead Remain”, on October 29 via Willowtip Records.

Long tangled in legal limbo, the music from “The Dead Shall Dead Remain” has been unavailable on CD for over a decade. The re-recording dodges those legal hurdles and puts the music back in print.

The stakes were raised as IMPALED sought to best the production of the original. “The Dead Still Dead Remain” features recording and mixing by Vinnie Wojno, famous for his work with TESTAMENT. IMPALED and Wojno worked for three years to get the recording they wanted. “It simply sounds better, no matter how you slice it. And we surely do slice it!” says guitarist Jason Kocol.

IMPALED assures fans that the music on “The Dead Still Dead Remain” is faithful to the original. It features the return of vocalist Leon del Muerte, who says: “It was like the last thirteen years of backstabbing and spitefulness never happened!” Even the artwork, which the band insists has already been banned in “672 countries,” harkens back to their first release but is even more revolting.

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Soulfly: bringing a ruckas near you soon

Max Cavalera has offered some fairly candid remarks for his former band, with both Sepultura and Soulfly set to release new albums in the coming weeks.

“To me, I kind of don’t care what they do,” he tells Live Metal. “It’s kind of a hard topic because I created the band and still consider that part of my life. And it’s really hard to deal with the fact that they continue with the name without me — without any Cavalera. After my brother left, it was even more hard for me to look at them seriously. There’s nobody original in the band. It’s like if Megadeth was playing without Dave Mustaine and Dave Ellefson, it would be like, “Why are they still calling it Megadeth?” That’s how I look at Sepultura, and I think a lot of fans share the same opinion.

“I talk to a lot of fans, and they don’t take them seriously either. You know, I don’t know, maybe Ross [Robinson, producer] can get something out of them, but nobody else could. But I really don’t care what they do. It’s not important for me. I got all my life, my work, my projects, and that’s what I care about. I’ve been in Soulfly now longer than I was in Sepultura, and I love Soulfly and I love what Soulfly has created. And I’m very busy here, so I don’t really give a fuck about what those guys do.”

So that’s that. New Soulfly album Savages lands September 30 via Nuclear Blast, while Sepultura’s newie, The Mediator Between Head And Hands Must Be The Heart, follows on October 25, also via Nuclear Blast.

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Live Metal recently conducted an interview with Max Cavalera (SOULFLY, CAVALERA CONSPIRACY, SEPULTURA). A couple of excerpts from the chat follow below.

Live Metal: We’re obviously here to talk about the new [SOULFLY] album, “Savages”, which is due out Oct. 1, 2013. My first question is, what does “Savages” refer to? Are these savages of the past, present, or our society as a whole?

Max Cavalera: It’s pretty much mostly about right now and the state of the world. We claim to be sophisticated, and with the Internet and computers, but we’re still decapitating each other, chemical-gassing people — it’s just (savagery). I think the human spirit is still very much a savage, so that’s why I thought the name would be cool. I think (savages) is a cool word, a simple word, but it works with the album cover, with the big skull. And we love the stuff that’s going to go inside with the record. The lyrics — stuff like “Cannibal Holocaust” and “El Comegente”, that deals with serial killers and cannibal people. I think all together it really works on the level and the whole savagery idea for the whole record.

Live Metal: Obviously, you have been a part of so many influential and just classic metal records, again, going back to the SEPULTURA days, and even for those guys, too, it almost set the standard for everything you guys have done since. Now is this pressure that you feel going into each and every album trying to live up to the past SEPULTURA and SOULFLY albums, and to fans expectations?

Max Cavalera: A little bit. There’s always a little bit of pressure, but I work good with pressure. I think it’s motivation. And it’s always a challenge making a new record. I just gotta follow my heart really on an album and don’t even pay attention about what people are gonna say. You now, a lot of people didn’t like “Roots” when it first came out. There was a lot of negative reaction. And now it’s a classic record. Now people praise the album. So you let the time do the talking. I think time fixes everything. And to me, the way I feel about records is, if the record’s good and powerful, I’m good with it. And that’s how I feel about “Roots”, and that’s how I feel about “Savages”. It’s a powerful record done from the heart and exactly what I wanted the record to sound like. And 10 years from now, we’ll see where that record will be in people’s minds. But I think it will remembered great.

Live Metal: What’s the status of CAVALERA CONSPIRACY? Are we gonna hear any more of that in the future from you and (your brother) Igor (Cavalera)?

Max Cavalera: Yeah, we’re making another record next year — all grindcore. I wanna do a grindcore record with that.

Live Metal: A grindcore record?

Max Cavalera: Yeah. (laughs)

Live Metal: Seriously?

Max Cavalera: Yeah, I think it would be really cool. People haven’t heard that from me yet, and I think people will be surprised. I love that kind of stuff — (bands like) WORMROT, NAILS and PULLING TEETH. Just super-heavy with like one-minute songs and kind of old NAPALM DEATH style. I think Igor is going to go for it, man. I think we’re going to pull it out. And then we’ll really shock the world with that.

Live Metal: That sounds very cool, very interesting.

Max Cavalera: It’s always good to do something new, something exciting. I thought of the grindcore idea when I was going through my music collection, and I thought, “I’ve never done a grindcore album. OK, well maybe it’s time to do one? OK, let’s do it with CAVALERA (CONSPIRACY) … OK, let’s do it.”

Live Metal: I’m not trying to put you on the spot here or anything, but with the new SEPULTURA album coming out with Ross Robinson as producer, I’m very interested to hear that. He, of course, did the “Roots” album and the first SOULFLY record, so I think I have good expectations for this thing coming out. Are you interested to hear their new album — or have you heard any of it — and what are your thoughts of them getting back together with Ross Robinson?

Max Cavalera: Ross hasn’t done anything good in a long time. He had spent the last 10 years without anything except Vanilla Ice or some shit like that, which I was like totally disappointed, you know? It’s like, “What is he doing? What the hell is he doing recording with Vanilla Ice, man?” You know, … that’s not cool. I don’t know. I don’t really care for SEPULTURA. To me, I kind of don’t care what they do. It’s kind of a hard topic because I created the band and still consider that part of my life. And it’s really hard to deal with the fact that they continue with the name without me — without any Cavalera. After my brother left, it was even more hard for me to look at them seriously. There’s nobody original in the band. It’s like if MEGADETH was playing without Dave Mustaine and Dave Ellefson, it would be like, “Why are they still calling it MEGADETH?” That’s how I look at SEPULTURA, and I think a lot of fans share the same opinion. I talk to a lot of fans, and they don’t take them seriously either. You know, I don’t know, maybe Ross can get something out of them, but nobody else could. But I really don’t care what they do. It’s not important for me. I got all my life, my work, my projects, and that’s what I care about. I’ve been in SOULFLY now longer than I was in SEPULTURA, and I love SOULFLY and I love what SOULFLY has created. And I’m very busy here, so I don’t really give a fuck about what those guys do.

Read the entire interview at Live Metal.

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FMQB recently conducted an interview with FOZZY singer and WWE wrestling superstar Chris Jericho. A couple of excerpts from the chat follow below.

FMQB: You’re about to kick off your next North American tour with old school British Metal group SAXON. Why did you choose to tour with them, instead of a newer band?

Jericho: SAXON is a legendary, influential band; huge all around the world; sold millions of records all around the world; and this is their first extensive U.S. tour in years. When the opportunity came up for us to go out with them, I thought it was a great mix because the most important thing when you tour with other bands is that you want to gain new fans. I’ve got a lot of respect for SAXON, I’m a big fan of theirs, but most importantly their new album, “Sacrifice”, is one of the best records they’ve done ever. They’re not phoning it in. They’re still putting out great material and they’re still a vibrant, living, breathing rock n roll band. It’s a really cool mix, because there’s going to be a lot of SAXON fans that don’t know FOZZY and a lot of FOZZY fans that don’t know SAXON. We all come from the same place, we both have very heavy but melodic music, and at the end of the night, I think we’re both going to have new fans gained. People that are there that don’t know one of the bands are going to leave as fans of both and that’s the most important thing, so it’s a great mix. Our last U.S. tour, we went out with SHINEDOWN and GODSMACK, and now we’re going out with SAXON, so you get a real diverse, cross section of fans that are seeing us and that’s the way to build our band.

FMQB: One thing that’s really impressive about FOZZY is the lengths you go to with your fans. How do the VIP meet-and-greets work before your shows?

Jericho: We’re very fan-friendly, from everything that we do on social media to the shows themselves. We demand a lot of audience participation from our fans, and we get it. That’s one of the reasons we have such a great reputation as a live band. We started a VIP program a few years ago. I was looking at other bands doing VIPs, but I thought that bands were charging a lot of money and not really delivering a lot. So we came up with a whole VIP meet-and-greet system that’s a little bit different from the norm. We let fans watch the soundcheck. If we’re headlining, we have dinner with the fans, if not, we make sure to spend time with them and take them on the bus, and get to know people a little bit. It’s not just a run-and-gun, and I think we’ve created a whole new society of FOZZY fans that met each other just from our VIP program. People have gotten married from meeting each other as FOZZY VIPs. It’s a cool, underground society that we have cultivated. Especially in Europe, because we’ve toured there so much, and we’re really excited about doing that on this tour as well.

FMQB: What’s next for FOZZY beyond this fall tour?

Jericho: We have this tour with SAXON coming up, then I think we’re going to Australia before the year’s end. We’ve already started writing the new record. We plan to have all the songwriting done by the end of December, and start recording it in January, February and March, and then have it out and ready to for next summer. So that’s the plan and we’re excited, because there’s a lot of great momentum with FOZZY. We’ve done a lot of touring on “Sin And Bones”, I think we’re up to 100 gigs already, and when you get to three digits on one record, that’s success. So we want to keep that going and keep it rolling.

Read the entire interview at FMQB.

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The Age Of Metal conducted an interview with guitarist Teemu Mäntysaari of Finnish epic metallers WINTERSUN on August 29 in Phoenix, Arizona. You can now watch the chat below.

After several sold-out shows last year on their inaugural North American co-headlining tour with ELUVEITIE, WINTERSUN has returned to North American shores once again for a headlining tour this August/September. Joining them are Italian symphonic death metal champions FLESHGOD APOCALYPSE, melodic tech-death kings ARSIS and up-and-comers STARKILL.

Prior to embarking on the current trek, WINTERSUN said in a statement: “We’re thrilled to return to North America for a full-scale headliner tour in August and September! It will be our first longer own headlining tour ever and this time, without any setlist length limitations, we’ll be able to offer the North American crowds a special show — representing both the ‘Wintersun’ and ‘Time I’ albums. There might also be some surprises in the setlist as well… We are really looking forward to sharing the live magic with YOU, all the fans out there!”

WINTERSUN‘s “Time I” was nominated in the “Metal Album Of The Year” category at this year’s Emma Gaala (Finnish Grammy equivalent), which was held on March 1 at Barona Areena in Espoo, Finland.

“Time I” sold nearly 4,000 copies in its first week of release in the United States to land at position No. 109 on The Billboard 200 chart.



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Kill Devil Hill is proud to announce the October 29th release of “Revolution Rise” in North America. Featuring Pantera bassist Rex Brown, former Dio, Black Sabbath, and Heaven and Hell drummer Vinny Appice, ex-Pissing Razors singer Dewey Bragg andsession/touring guitarist Mark Zavon, Kill Devil Hill will make its Century Media Records debut with the release. Comments Rex Brown: “This new Kill Devil Hill record is definitely one of my favorite moments of my career – it’s got balls, great melodies, awesome guitar riffing and a low end that’ll set your ass on fire! The album far exceeds our wildest expectations and we can’t wait to take this music out on the road and share it with all of our friends and fans

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Bleeding Through announced the end was coming, and now we know where and when. The band announced their farewell tour today and will be bringing Winds Of Plague, Oceano, Gideon and Sworn In along with them. Overall, that's a fine assortment of support acts for Bleeding Through fans. If there was actually a NY date, …

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Post-hardcore geniuses The Fall of Troy called it quits back in 2010 to the dismay of fans and music enthusiasts in general, but apparently they're cooking something up. Thomas Erak recently took to Twitter to make the following announcement: "Announcement is coming everyone, just a few more details to iron out but it is coming …

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Bring Me: taking over in 2013

Bring Me The Horizon have released a creepy new video for the exquisite Go To Hell For Heaven’s Sake, taken from this year’s show-stealing Sempiternal, out now.

Earlier this week, Bring Me The Horizon gave fans the chance to remix the similarly awesome Can You Feel My Heart.

To find out how you can flex your mix-muscles, head over to http://www.bringmethehorizon.co.uk/remix, where you can download the necessary audio stem files and submit your entry. The best entries will get featured on Bring Me The Horizon’s official site!

BMTH play the following dates later this year:

Oct 30 Glasgow O2 Academy
Oct 31 Newcastle O2 Academy
Nov 2 Birmingham O2 Academy
Nov 5 Manchester Academy
Nov 6 London O2 Brixton Academy

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