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KORN‘s 11th studio album, “The Paradigm Shift”, will be released on October 8. A deluxe edition will feature two bonus tracks and a documentary DVD called “Reconciliation”. The CD is the first to feature original guitarist Brian “Head” Welch in more than eight years. Welch rejoined the group permanently earlier this year after leaving in 2005.

According to The Pulse Of Radio, KORN frontman Jonathan Davis chatted with Loudwire about what to expect from their new outing as well as how his addiction to Xanax affected his work.

When asked about the album, the 42-year-old rocker responded, “I’m excited about this one. A lot of people are talking about it, which is good. It’s different, as you may have heard. I think by not doing the same thing over and over it helps us remain relevant. For some bands like AC/DC, it’s actually a good thing to not change things too much. They have an awesome formula. But our formula is to be kind of different each time out.”

Davis went on to discuss his recent stint in rehab because his Xanax addiction saying, “People started wondering about me and the stuff that was going on in my life. I was not doing it recreationally — I was doing it because I have anxiety problems. My doctor said, you should only be on this stuff for a month or so but it was a lot longer. So I went to rehab in Bakersfield, a real rehab place, not some fru-fru place. I was in there for week, shaking like a fish and almost having seizures and all that stuff. Then I got out and went to see the guys in the band. I’ve been on prolonged detox for like five months now. Hard to explain what it feels like. But I made the new record with one foot in limbo and one in reality. Hopefully now I can help a lot of kids, our fans that are going through things like this. Lots of kids suffer from these conditions and I like to help out, that’s a big thing for me. It’s just who I am. I have no problem talking about anything and if I can help others, then great.”

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Journalist and musician Barbara Caserta of Italy’s Linearock conducted a 30-minute video interview with drummer Mike Portnoy (THE WINERY DOGS, DREAM THEATER, AVENGED SEVENFOLD, ADRENALINE MOB) prior to THE WINERY DOGS‘ concert at Live Club in Trezzo sull’Adda, Milan, Italy. You can now watch the chat below.

Asked what led to his departure from ADRENALINE MOB, the band featuring Russell Allen (vocals; also of SYMPHONY X) and Mike Orlando (guitar), Portnoy said: “I’m very proud of the album I made with ADRENALINE MOB and I think that there was really a great chemistry there; it was a great band. I was definitely behind it. I spent two years of my life developing it and trying my best. But at the end of the day, I came out of DREAM THEATER wanting to do a lot of different things, and I wasn’t ready to commit exclusively to any one band. I had just spent 25 years with one band — and side projects, obviously, but committed to one band. And I said right from the beginning I was gonna plant many different musical seeds and see which grew, and that would kind of dictate where I would go and what I would do. And I spent a good solid two years giving my all to ADRENALINE MOB. But it only blossomed a little; I kept waiting for it to truly blossom and waiting for touring opportunities to come around, which never happened, and waiting for certain things to happen that never happened, so when it came time for them to start to want to do a new record, it’s, like, well, I have five months of THE WINERY DOGS dates on the calendar, so I had to make a decision; I couldn’t be in two places at the same time. Luckily, up until now, I’ve been able to juggle all these different things and make the schedules work out, but finally it came to a head where it’s, like, ‘OK, do I do a record with ADRENALINE MOB or do I tour with THE WINERY DOGS?’ And it’s, like, well, ADRENALINE MOB is not really growing fast enough. I don’t have time to get into a van and play to a hundred people a night for the next ten years to develop this when I have other opportunities and things like THE WINERY DOGS and other things that are offering opportunities and situations that I need to follow through with. So I haf to make a decision, and one shoe had to drop, and unfortunately, it happened to be ADRENALINE MOB.”

He continued: “[They’re a] great band, and I would have loved to have done more if they could have worked around my schedule, but I understand that they wanna keep working. So I had to make a decision and THE WINERY DOGS has a lot of buzz and opportunity and possibility and potential, so I didn’t want to not give it a fair chance.”

In a recent interview with Brazil’s “Wikimetal”, Allen stated about Portnoy‘s departure from ADRENALINE MOB: “He’s been, obviously, real busy with THE WINERY DOGS, which is his next band that he’s doing. The truth of it is we wanna keep working, we wanna keep doing ADRENALINE MOB and we don’t wanna wait around for Mike to have the time [to put into ADRENALINE MOB]. And he doesn’t know when he will have the time again, so that’s really what’s going down. Mike Portnoy was asked to be in the band by myself. Me and Orlando had already written all the material, so [ADRENALINE MOB‘s debut album] ‘Omertá’ was completely finished before Mike joined the act. And it’s a bummer, but he’s got his sights on other things, and he’s not gonna stick around. So we wish him the best of luck, but the MOB‘s gotta go on.”

ADRENALINE MOB‘s most recent touring and recording lineup also included DISTURBED bassist John Moyer

ADRENALINE MOB released “Covertá”, an eight-track EP featuring cover versions of some of the group’s favorite songs, on March 12.

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Former SEPULTURA drummer Igor Cavalera joined SOULFLY, the band led by his brother, and fellow ex-SEPULTURA member, Max Cavalera, on stage on August 25 at Carioca Club in São Paulo, Brazil to perform the classic SEPULTURA song “Arise”. Fan-filmed video footage of Igor‘s appearance can be seen below.

In 1996, Max exited SEPULTURA after the rest of the band fired Max‘s wife Gloria as their manager.

Igor left SEPULTURA in June 2006 due to “artistic differences.” His departure from the band came five months after he announced that he was taking a break from SEPULTURA‘s touring activities to spend time with his second wife and their new son (who was born in January 2006).

After Max exited SEPULTURA, there was a rift between him and Igor, one that was eventually repaired through the redemptive power of music. Some time had passed and Max and Igor were unable to resist the musical pull in their magnetic fields and their musical collaboration was renewed. The duo are back for round two with CAVALERA CONSPIRACY, which released its debut album, “Inflikted”, in March 2008 and follow-up effort, Blunt Force Trauma”, in March 2011.

Max and Igor played together for the first time in 10 years at the 10th annual D-Low Memorial Festival on August 17, 2006 at the Marquee Theatre in Tempe, Arizona.




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Following the success of the inaugural edition in 2012, Dungeon Works Productions and Evenko will present En Route To Heavy MTL 2013 and have selected twenty bands that will be battling it out over the next five months to win one of two opening slots at this year’s Heavy MTL festival.

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Baroness band members Pete Adams and John Baizley gave their first live performance in nearly five months as an acoustic set at Union Transfer in Philadelphia on Sunday. Footage of the pair’s stripped down rendition of “Foolsong” is now available via Loudwire or in the player below.

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Following the success of the inaugural edition in 2012, Dungeon Works Productions and Evenko present En Route To Heavy MTL 2013 and the selected twenty bands that will be battling it out over the next five months to win one of two opening slots at this year’s Heavy MTL festival.

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Savatage/Trans-Siberian Orchestra/Jon Oliva’s Pain founder Jon Oliva will release his very first solo album in 2013. While his band Jon Oliva’s Pain continues to write the follow up to the 2010 LP “Festival,” Oliva will release his solo LP in Spring 2013 via AFM Records.

The announcement reads as follows:

“Good day one and all,

“We thank you all for your patience with regards to announcing our new recording plans.

“While JOP is very much intact and focused on new music and future touring…JON OLIVA will release his first ever solo record in early 2013.

“Jon has assembled a collection of ideas from the past 4-5 years and wants the opportunity to present them as his own work. Jon will be recording nearly all the instrument tracks and vocals himself and also playing drums on several tracks. Once again, I have the honor of recording the bulk of the drum tracks on the new cd, but this record will have been created from start to finish with Jon being completely at the helm.”

Jon Oliva commented on the album: “I’ve got some weird ideas that I wanna try and I’ve got some time to do it. I don’t want do just ‘another’ JOP record. I’ve done four of those already. I wanna do something different. I have some material that I’ve wanted to put out for a while, that I’ll talk with the record company about, maybe putting something out quickly, like in the next four or five months, to give me more time to do this JOP record. I want the next JOP cd to be very special. I’ve got some great friends from other bands that are going to be a significant part of the next JOP release. We are going to do a killer JOP record and then an additional bonus cd with guest stars… kind of like the AVANTASIA thing but not in a story line. Tobias Sammet does a magnificent job with it, but I don’t have that much time to write a whole story, so I’ll just have some powerhouse friends from various bands come in and take it over the top.”

Drum recordings, handled by J.O.P. drummer Christopher Kinder, begin at the legendary Morrisound Studio’s in mid December.

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Iron Maiden have announced the release of a limited run of vinyl picture disc editions of some of their most seminal albums. Iron Maiden, Killers, The Number Of The Beast, Piece Of Mind, Powerslave, Live After Death, Somewhere In Time and Seventh Son Of A Seventh Son will all be getting lush reissues, and needless to say, we want them all. Please?

Iron Maiden: Legends, Leaders, Lads

Iron Maiden and Killers will both be released on October 15, with The Number Of The Beast and Piece Of Mind following in November. Powerslave and classic double-disc live album Live After Death will come in January 2013, with Somewhere In Time and Seventh Son Of A Seventh Son finishing things up in February, all via EMI.

That’s five months of Iron Maiden coming our way, then. Oh yes. Iron Maiden are busy wrapping up their US-conquering Maiden England tour, which leaves us wondering what they have planned next…

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Barge To Hell 2012 – featuring the likes of At The Gates, Sepultura, Enslaved and many more – is only five months away, so book the heavy metal holiday of a lifetime right now!

Featuring 40 of the heaviest, gnarliest metal bands in the world right now, Barge To Hell departs Monday, December 3, 2012 from Miami, FL to Nassau, Bahamas and will not return you to the real world for four days until Friday, December 7, 2012.

Three stages, countless riffs, meet and greet sessions and maybe a bit of kareoke, you will not find a better way to escape a minging winter than to get onboard.

The confirmed lineup for Barge To Hell 2012 so far is as follows:

ARTILLERY
AT THE GATES
BEHEMOTH
BELPHEGOR
CORROSION OF CONFORMITY
ENSLAVED
HACKNEYED
HOLY MOSES
HYPOCRISY
KAMPFAR
KRISIUN
LOUDBLAST
MOONSPELL
MORGOTH
MUNICIPAL WASTE
NAPALM DEATH
PARADISE LOST
POSSESSED
ROTTING CHRIST
SACRED REICH
SANCTUARY
SEPULTURA
SIX FEET UNDER
SODOM
SOILWORK
SOLSTAFIR

Ticket prices start at US$666 plus US$289 taxes and fees per person and include all on-board entertainment, non-alcoholic and non-carbonated beverages, all meals at the dining rooms, most on-board restaurants and even 24 hour room service!

What are you waiting for? Head to http://www.bargetohell.com right now for more information and to book those tickets.

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Polish metallers Saratan have inked a new record deal with Massacre Records. The band’s third album, entitled “Martya Xwar” will be released worldwide this coming November 23rd, 2012. Saratan also commented on the upcoming release:

“‘Martya Xwar’ is about forty minutes of apocalyptic death – thrash metal, full of oriental and classical ornaments. Ethnic music, occultism and orchestrations are the main focus on this album. ‘Martya Xwar’ was recorded over the course of five months in five recording studios in Polnad and Germany – it was mixed and mastered by V. Santura (Triptykon, Dark Fortress, Celtic Frost) at Woodshed Studio.

“Cover design and artwork are created by Michal ‘Xaay’ Loranc (Nile, Kamelot). More information about the band can be found at Facebook.”

Additional details on the upcoming album will be announced as they are made available.

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