Posts Tagged “Flames”

Kirsti Heitz of conducted an interview with vocalist Mikael Stanne of Swedish death metallers DARK TRANQUILLITY on February 8 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. You can now watch the chat below.

On its North American tour, DARK TRANQUILLITY sold a seven-inch EP entitled “A Memory Construct”, which will also be released digitally in the beginning of March. Recorded during the “Construct” sessions, the single contains the two songs, is limited to 500 copies worldwide and is available on a transparent red wax. Featured tracks are the previously unreleased “A Memory Construct” and “Sorrows Architect”, previously only available as a limited flexi seven-inch released with issue #106 of Decibel magazine.

DARK TRANQUILLITY‘s tenth studio album, “Construct”, was released on May 27, 2013 via Century Media Records. The CD was mixed by Jens Bogren (PARADISE LOST, OPETH, KATATONIA) at his Fascination Street studios in Örebro, Sweden.

DARK TRANQUILLITY filmed a music video for the song “Uniformity” on April 13, 2013 with Patric Ullaeus of Revolver Film Company, who has previously worked with DIMMU BORGIR, LACUNA COIL, IN FLAMES, SONIC SYNDICATE and KAMELOT, among others.

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The members of METALLICA made select personal appearances at theaters around the country starting this past Thursday (September 26) to celebrate the release of “Metallica Through The Never”. The film officially opened on Friday (September 27) for an exclusive week-long run on IMAX screens before expanding to other theaters on October 4.

Video footage of METALLICA guitarist Kirk Hammett‘s appearance AMC Mayfair in Milwaukee, Wisconsin on Thursday can be seen below.

Asked what inspired the whole concept of a narrative-style feature instead of a traditional concert film, Hammett told “Well, when you look at concert movies over the last thirty or so years, they all kind of look the same, you know? They combine the concert with interviews with the band, footage backstage, maybe a little history of the band or whatnot… and we didn’t want to go down that same old road, especially when you have 3D and IMAX to play with. So we all decided that it had to have a story to really make it as memorable and unique as possible.”

Hammett also spoke about what it was like to see himself on a thirty-foot-high screen in 3D for the first time. “You know, I really do not like watching myself on screen, so it was actually pretty laborious for me,” he said. “It’s no problem for the other guys, but watching myself, all I could think was, ‘Oh, man, what a big dork I am… a big dork in 3D IMAX!'”

Regarding whether there was special blocking or choreography that made the 3D shoot more challenging, Hammett said: “It wasn’t so much the 3D camera setup as the stage itself, which had to function very specifically for the movie. There were sections that were really dangerous, shooting flames and smoke everywhere, and we had to know exactly where the ‘safe zones’ were, so we didn’t get torched or electrocuted, or have a thousand-pound rig fall on our heads. It was pretty crazy.”

METALLICA reportedly spent $20 million of its own money to make the film, which was screened at Fantastic Fest in Austin, Texas this past Wednesday (September 25).

The soundtrack, which features a number of METALLICA classics performed live in the movie, was released on September 24. The two-disc CD came out on METALLICA‘s own label, Blackened Recordings, also in digital and vinyl formats.

The concert sequences for the movie were shot in August 2012 at two shows in Vancouver, Canada and feature a stage containing elements of many of METALLICA‘s previous live productions from the past 30 years.

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Eternal Helcaraxe has announced the band will be releasing a brand new song on 7″ vinyl in the coming months. The title of the track is “Flames in the Darkness.” The vinyl will be released through “Elemental Nightmares,” a project that will feature 26 bands and 13 vinyl splits together to form one massive piece of art. More details on “Elemental Nightmares” can be found at this location

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After playing the last show of the “Sounds Of A Playground Fading” cycle at Germany’s Summer Breeze festival, In Flames has just released a video for the title track off the album ( reviewed here ).

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EBS professional bass equipment conducted an interview with bassist Jonas Björler of AT THE GATES and THE HAUNTED at this year’s edition of the Sweden Rock Festival, which was hheld in June in Sölvesborg, Sweden. You can now watch the chat below.

AT THE GATES“The Flames Of The End” DVD was released in April 2010 in the U.S. through Earache Records.

AT THE GATES released its definitive album, “Slaughter Of The Soul” — often regarded as one of the all-time greatest metal albums — on Earache in 1995, before touring the world and abruptly disbanding. Members of the band went on to play major roles in other notorious metal acts such as THE HAUNTED and CRADLE OF FILTH, before reforming for a tour in 2008 to rapturous response.

THE HAUNTED recently returned to the spotlight after almost a year without public activity and restructuring behind closed doors, following a major switch of lineups around fall of 2012. Joining Björler and guitarist Patrik Jensen in the band’s current incarnation are Ola Englund (guitar; SIX FEET UNDER, FEARED), Marco Aro (vocals; THE RESISTANCE, FACE DOWN) and Adrian Erlandsson (drums; AT THE GATES, PARADISE LOST).

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Swedish melo-death titans In Flames have unleashed a new video for the title track from their latest album Sounds Of A Playground Fading. Comprising footage from the band’s extensive touring activities since the album’s release, the clip was directed by award-winning video guru Patric Ullaeus, who has previously worked with Children Of Bodom, Dimmu Borgir, Arch Enemy and many more.

Sounds Of Playground Fading is available now via Century Media. In Flames play a one-off show at Stockholm’s Gröna Lund amusement park on September 27. Sounds awesome. Can someone pay for our flights, please? Thanks.

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“Sounds Of A Playground Fading”, the video for the title track of the tenth studio album from Swedish metallers IN FLAMES, can be seen below. The clip, which is made up of concert footage, was produced by Patric Ullaeus of Revolver Film Company, who has previously worked with DIMMU BORGIR, LACUNA COIL, SONIC SYNDICATE and KAMELOT, among others.

IN FLAMES will play a very special show at the Gröna Lund amusement park in Stockholm, Sweden on September 27. Gröna Lund had in fact closed their park for the season, but when they got word that IN FLAMES was available, they decided to re-open the park, just for this concert.

“Sounds Of A Playground Fading” (Century Media) sold around 14,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 27 on The Billboard 200 chart.

IN FLAMES‘ previous album, “A Sense of Purpose” (Koch) opened with 20,000 units to land at No. 28. This was slightly less than the opening tally of “Come Clarity” (Ferret), which shifted just under 24,000 copies in February 2006 to enter the chart at position No. 58.

“Sounds Of A Playground Fading” was the first IN FLAMES album to be recorded without founding guitarist Jesper Strömblad, who quit the band in February 2010 in order to continue receiving treatment for his alcohol addiction.

IN FLAMES guitarist Niclas Engelin recently sat out a few of the band’s shows. His temporary replacement for those gigs was Patrik Jensen from THE HAUNTED.

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Josh Graham inaugurated A Storm of Light in 2007, shortly before exiting the band he helped found, Red Sparowes. Having also spent the entirety of that decade moonlighting as a visual artist for erstwhile post-metal kingpins Neurosis, it was perhaps forgivable that Storm started off as a more plodding, less engaging xerox of the two primary bands Graham had cut his …

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“Gift Of Desperation”, the latest single from U.K. songwriter/producer Johnny Wore Black, is a collaboration with MEGADETH bassist David Ellefson. Taken from Johnny Wore Black‘s debut album, “Walking Underwater”, which will be released early next year, “Gift Of Desperation” is a thought-provoking dark melodic song where the words and music explore some of the harsh realities of finding a way out of the darkness.

“Gift Of Desperation” will be released to accompany Ellefson‘s biography, “My Life With Deth” (Howard Books/Simon & Schuster, October 29, 2013) which tells of his unflinching story of rock ‘n’ roll excess in one of the world’s best-known bands. It’s an eye-opening account that pulls no punches of his journey from thrash metal legend to Lutheran minister. MEGADETH‘s history reads like a how-to manual of excess of all kinds. If you’re looking for revelations, they’re here, including the drug habits which brought the bandmembers to their knees.

“Gift Of Desperation” sees the continued participation between Johnny Wore Black and Ellefson after the two worked together on previous tracks “All The Rage” and “Up In Flames”. “Gift Of Desperation” is also accompanied by a video which David came to London to shoot. The song was mixed by Grammy Award-winning producer David Bottrill (TOOL, STONE SOUR).

“Gift Of Desperation” and “Walking Underwater” will be available from iTunes and other good digital retailers.

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The classic lineup of U.K. death metallers CANCERJohn Walker (guitar, vocals), Carl Stokes, Ian Buchanan (bass) and Barry Savage (lead guitar) — will reform to promote their first three albums which are being re-released by Cyclone Empire Records later this year. The band plans to make a number of festival appearances during which they will play songs from these first three albums only.

CANCER in 2005 released a “comeback” studio album, entitled “Spirit In Flames”, on the Copro label. The group’s first full-length studio album (fifth overall) since 1995’s “Black Faith” was recorded over a three-week period at Philia studios in Henley on Thames, England. An EP, entitled “Corporation$”, preceded the “Spirit In Flames” CD and was also released through Copro. Included on the effort was the group’s cover version of the CELTIC FROST classic “Dethroned Emperor”.

CANCER‘s most recent lineup included Stokes, Walker, bassist Adam Richardson, and guitarist Dave Leitch (PULVERISED). Leitch replaced Rob Engvikson in 2004 after Rob left the group to focus on his long-running ASATRU project.

CANCER split up in 2006 “due to the lack of comitment to the band from John Walker,” according to a statement released at the time by Carl Stokes.

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