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U.K.’s Metal Hammer magazine recently asked guitarist/vocalist Matt Heafy of Florida metallers TRIVIUM to give us his thoughts on the state of metal in 2013. As ever, his answer was an interesting one. Check out the clip below.

“The state of metal in 2013… It’s in a great place and it’s also in a bad place,” Heafy began. “I think the fact that there is so much… I guess to each his own, and I always talk about being acceptant of all styles of life and all genres of music — I mean, you can learn something from everything — there is a lot of manufactured nonsense out there.

“For me, when I think of hardcore and I think of metal and I think of bands that I love from those genres… I don’t know. In my head, I know what they should sound like. And I can see what these bands are all copycatting off each other’s copycatting and not quite making anything original and not making anything of their own; they just keep copying a form of a copy.

“I know I’ve been looking for that young, new metal band. Where are the kids that are picking up a guitar, saying, ‘Hey, I wanna be like IRON MAIDEN,’ ‘Hey, I wanna be like METALLICA.’ Instead it’s bands that are putting weird dance music in with heavy music. Which is fine — I guess they’re doing something that kids love — but for me, as a metal fan, I’m missing out on where are the young kids picking up a guitar and starting metal bands. I guess there are a few last hopes out there — there are some really incredible bands that are doing some really incredible things. The fact that METALLICA and IRON MAIDEN are bigger than ever is a really, really great thing.

“We, as fans of metal, need to not just look at it as a thing to get turned on to casually — it’s a lifestyle; it’s far beyond just something that we casually listen to.

“I think that metal fans and metal bands need to support each other and band together and help bring each other further and bring each other upwards versus trying to drag each other down. I’m not saying that’s a common feature and that’s what’s happening now, but I definitely don’t see enough of a brotherhood, of people helping each other — bands helping each other go up, fans supporting all bands because they’re in the genre they love. I think we need more of that. And we need more kids to start playing metal again.”

TRIVIUM‘s new album, “Vengeance Falls”, will be released on October 15 via Roadrunner Records. Produced by David Draiman (DISTURBED, DEVICE), the follow-up to 2011’s “In Waves” is available for pre-order at Trivium.org. The first single, “Strife”, is available as an instant download with all pre-orders.

TRIVIUM‘s “Strife” video can be seen below. The clip was filmed in July at Studio One in Orlando and was directed by Ramon Boutviseth, who has previously worked with NONPOINT, DARKEST HOUR, INCUBUS and ALL THAT REMAINS, among others. Check out photos from the video shoot at this location.

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Few genres of music have been more entwined with the imagery that the music invokes more than heavy metal. Since the late 1960s, the imagery of the heavy metal genre has been closely connected with the music itself. Classic albums evoke memories of famous cover artwork; metal bands have become forever synonymous with their iconic logos; and landmark live shows have led to instantly recognizable gig posters that embody the time, place, and passion of the events. It’s even possible to trace the genre’s evolution by examining a continuum of its art.

In “The Art Of Metal: Five Decades Of Heavy Metal Album Covers, Posters, T-Shirts, And More”, renowned music journalists Malcolm Dome and Martin Popoff offer a beautifully presented chronological collection of the colorful, outlandish, and sophisticated album covers, posters, T-shirts, and more that span decades of heavy metal music. More than 400 gorgeously reproduced works of art are complemented by in-depth features, including quotes from the graphic artists and musicians responsible for them. Dome also spotlights the metal genre’s most influential artists and photographers and delves into other topics that include metal merch, magazines, fashion, and tattoos. In the process, “The Art Of Metal” illustrates and explores the close-knit relationship between those timeless riffs that thunder from Marshall stacks and the images that have come to represent the songs, anthems, and sheer nature of headbanger culture-a must for any true thrasher’s bookshelf.

“The Art Of Metal: Five Decades Of Heavy Metal Album Covers, Posters, T-Shirts, And More” will be released on October 15 via Zenith Graphic Histories.

About the authors:

Malcolm Dome started writing about music, and metal in particular, for Record Mirror in 1979. He was part of the Kerrang! team in the 1980s, cofounded RAW magazine in 1988, and now writes for Metal Hammer, Prog and Classic Rock, among others. Dome has also authored a number of books, including “Encyclopedia Metallica” (from which a certain band got its name), and histories of VAN HALEN, AEROSMITH, and AC/DC. He has presented his own radio shows for TotalRock and has appeared in a number of documentaries, including the award-winning “Anvil: The Story Of Anvil”.

Martin Popoff has been described as the world’s most famous heavy metal journalist. He has penned more than 40 books on hard rock, heavy metal, and record collecting, including Voyageur Press“Rush: The Illustrated History”. He has also worked in film and television, his most recent projects being “Rush: Beyond The Lighted Stage” and VH1‘s “Metal Evolution”. He lives in Toronto with his wife and son.

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– April 24th, 2013 – After months of searching and reviewing literally hundreds of applicants from around the world, Pentagram is excited to announce Matt Goldborough as their new guitarist. Matt is a Philadelphia based musician, composer and riff aficionado. Versed in many genres of music, Matt’s experience outside of the heavy metal world brings a fresh yet classic approach to this genre-defining band

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Jason McNamara of JapanSmash.com recently conducted an interview with MEGADETH bassist David Ellefson.

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Warnot will release new album “His Blood is Yours” this coming November 6th via Nightmare Records and is available for pre-order right here.

Today the band is premiering two new songs exclusively on the Nightmare Records Website. Check out the tracks “Raptures of the Deep” and “The Crows Will Die” at this location. The following press release was also issued about the band:

“Combining many sub-genres of music mainly from rock and metal Warnot is melodic, raw, symphonic, theatrical, doomy and progressive. His Blood is Yours the band’s debut album is an epic adventure ride that rings fresh among hard rock and metal fans.

“Guitar player/composer and founding Warnot member Björn Eliasson picked up his axe in the eighties forming his first band in 1988. In the early nineties he joined Patrik Svärd (Cloudscape) forming a band dubbed Doctor Weird. In 2001 Cloudscape formed, releasing their highly acclaimed self titled debut in 2004, followed up by Crimson Skies (2006) and Global Drama (2008).

“In late 2009 Björn decided to leave Cloudscape to focus on his passion in his own musical project. Writing songs based on his visions, exploring limitless feelings and atmospheres, which have become Warnot.

“Björn worked on this album Warnot His Blood is Yours without stress of deadlines, only pure inspiration and a strong vision to create something truly unique. Choosing to work with many guest voices, Björn also sings on the album and flavors it with his unique, ground breaking voice complementing the other exceptional guest vocalists that have contributed to the album.

“The Vocalists: Thomas Bursell – (Second Heat and Helsingborg Symphony Choirs), Mike Andersson – (Cloudscape, Full Force, Star One, Silent Memorial), Sussi Sorensen – (Bo Wilson Band), Bjorn Persson – (Doctor Weird), Sara Andersson – (Helsingborg Symphony Choirs), Bjorn Eliasson – (Cloudscape), André Mollestam – (Growls).”

The album’s track listing is as follows:

1. Raptures Of The Deep
2. The Crow Will Die
3. My Darkest Hour
4. A Late Night Dance With Death
5. Secrets Of Mythology
6. His Blood Is Yours
7. RIP
8. New York
9. The Patriot
10. I Am A Ghost
11. The Wrong Path
12. Sirens

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Combining many sub-genres of music, mainly from rock and metal, WARNOT is melodic, raw, symphonic, theatrical, doomy and progressive; “His Blood Is Yours” is an epic rock/metal adventure ride that rings fresh.

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Warnot has revealed the artwork for new album “His Blood is Yours,” which can be viewed below. The following press release was also issued about the album:

“Combining many sub-genres of music mainly from rock and metal WARNOT is melodic, raw, symphonic, theatrical, doomy and progressive; His Blood is Yours is an epic rock / metal adventure ride that rings fresh. Guitar player/composer Björn Eliasson picked up his axe in the eighties forming his first band in 1988. In the early nineties he joined Patrik Svärd (Cloudscape) forming a band dubbed Doctor Weird.

“In 2001 Cloudscape formed, releasing their highly acclaimed self titled debut in 2004, followed up by Crimson Skies (2006) and Global Drama (2008). In late 2009 Björn decided to leave Cloudscape to focus on his passion in his own musical project. Writing songs based on his visions, exploring limitless feelings and atmospheres, which have become WARNOT.

“Björn worked on this album ‘His Blood is Yours’ without stress of deadlines, only pure inspiration and a strong vision to create something truly unique. Choosing to work with many guest voices, Björn also sings on the album and flavors it with his unique, ground breaking voice complementing the other exceptional guest vocalists that have contributed to the album.”

The album’s vocalists include:

Thomas Bursell – (Second Heat and Helsingborg Symphony Choirs)
Mike Andersson – (Cloudscape, Full Force, Star One, Silent Memorial)
Sussi Sorensen – (Bo Wilson Band)
Bjorn Persson – (Doctor Weird)
Sara Andersson – (Helsingborg Symphony Choirs)
Bjorn Eliasson – (Cloudscape)
André Mollestam – (Growls)

The album’s track listing is:

1) Raptures Of The Deep
2) The Crow Will Die
3) My Darkest Hour
4) A Late Night Dance With Death
5) Secrets Of Mythology
6) His Blood Is Yours
7) RIP
8) New York
9) The Patriot
10) I Am A Ghost
11) The Wrong Path
12) Sirens

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Warnot has revealed the artwork for new album “His Blood is Yours,” which can be viewed below. The following press release was also issued about the album:

“Combining many sub-genres of music mainly from rock and metal WARNOT is melodic, raw, symphonic, theatrical, doomy and progressive; His Blood is Yours is an epic rock / metal adventure ride that rings fresh. Guitar player/composer Björn Eliasson picked up his axe in the eighties forming his first band in 1988. In the early nineties he joined Patrik Svärd (Cloudscape) forming a band dubbed Doctor Weird.

“In 2001 Cloudscape formed, releasing their highly acclaimed self titled debut in 2004, followed up by Crimson Skies (2006) and Global Drama (2008). In late 2009 Björn decided to leave Cloudscape to focus on his passion in his own musical project. Writing songs based on his visions, exploring limitless feelings and atmospheres, which have become WARNOT.

“Björn worked on this album ‘His Blood is Yours’ without stress of deadlines, only pure inspiration and a strong vision to create something truly unique. Choosing to work with many guest voices, Björn also sings on the album and flavors it with his unique, ground breaking voice complementing the other exceptional guest vocalists that have contributed to the album.”

The album’s vocalists include:

Thomas Bursell – (Second Heat and Helsingborg Symphony Choirs)
Mike Andersson – (Cloudscape, Full Force, Star One, Silent Memorial)
Sussi Sorensen – (Bo Wilson Band)
Bjorn Persson – (Doctor Weird)
Sara Andersson – (Helsingborg Symphony Choirs)
Bjorn Eliasson – (Cloudscape)
André Mollestam – (Growls)

The album’s track listing is:

1) Raptures Of The Deep
2) The Crow Will Die
3) My Darkest Hour
4) A Late Night Dance With Death
5) Secrets Of Mythology
6) His Blood Is Yours
7) RIP
8) New York
9) The Patriot
10) I Am A Ghost
11) The Wrong Path
12) Sirens

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Warnot has revealed the artwork for new album “His Blood is Yours,” which can be viewed below. The following press release was also issued about the album:

“Combining many sub-genres of music mainly from rock and metal WARNOT is melodic, raw, symphonic, theatrical, doomy and progressive; His Blood is Yours is an epic rock / metal adventure ride that rings fresh. Guitar player/composer Björn Eliasson picked up his axe in the eighties forming his first band in 1988. In the early nineties he joined Patrik Svärd (Cloudscape) forming a band dubbed Doctor Weird.

“In 2001 Cloudscape formed, releasing their highly acclaimed self titled debut in 2004, followed up by Crimson Skies (2006) and Global Drama (2008). In late 2009 Björn decided to leave Cloudscape to focus on his passion in his own musical project. Writing songs based on his visions, exploring limitless feelings and atmospheres, which have become WARNOT.

“Björn worked on this album ‘His Blood is Yours’ without stress of deadlines, only pure inspiration and a strong vision to create something truly unique. Choosing to work with many guest voices, Björn also sings on the album and flavors it with his unique, ground breaking voice complementing the other exceptional guest vocalists that have contributed to the album.”

The album’s vocalists include:

Thomas Bursell – (Second Heat and Helsingborg Symphony Choirs)
Mike Andersson – (Cloudscape, Full Force, Star One, Silent Memorial)
Sussi Sorensen – (Bo Wilson Band)
Bjorn Persson – (Doctor Weird)
Sara Andersson – (Helsingborg Symphony Choirs)
Bjorn Eliasson – (Cloudscape)
André Mollestam – (Growls)

The album’s track listing is:

1) Raptures Of The Deep
2) The Crow Will Die
3) My Darkest Hour
4) A Late Night Dance With Death
5) Secrets Of Mythology
6) His Blood Is Yours
7) RIP
8) New York
9) The Patriot
10) I Am A Ghost
11) The Wrong Path
12) Sirens

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Warnot has revealed the artwork for new album “His Blood is Yours,” which can be viewed below. The following press release was also issued about the album:

“Combining many sub-genres of music mainly from rock and metal WARNOT is melodic, raw, symphonic, theatrical, doomy and progressive; His Blood is Yours is an epic rock / metal adventure ride that rings fresh. Guitar player/composer Björn Eliasson picked up his axe in the eighties forming his first band in 1988. In the early nineties he joined Patrik Svärd (Cloudscape) forming a band dubbed Doctor Weird.

“In 2001 Cloudscape formed, releasing their highly acclaimed self titled debut in 2004, followed up by Crimson Skies (2006) and Global Drama (2008). In late 2009 Björn decided to leave Cloudscape to focus on his passion in his own musical project. Writing songs based on his visions, exploring limitless feelings and atmospheres, which have become WARNOT.

“Björn worked on this album ‘His Blood is Yours’ without stress of deadlines, only pure inspiration and a strong vision to create something truly unique. Choosing to work with many guest voices, Björn also sings on the album and flavors it with his unique, ground breaking voice complementing the other exceptional guest vocalists that have contributed to the album.”

The album’s vocalists include:

Thomas Bursell – (Second Heat and Helsingborg Symphony Choirs)
Mike Andersson – (Cloudscape, Full Force, Star One, Silent Memorial)
Sussi Sorensen – (Bo Wilson Band)
Bjorn Persson – (Doctor Weird)
Sara Andersson – (Helsingborg Symphony Choirs)
Bjorn Eliasson – (Cloudscape)
André Mollestam – (Growls)

The album’s track listing is:

1) Raptures Of The Deep
2) The Crow Will Die
3) My Darkest Hour
4) A Late Night Dance With Death
5) Secrets Of Mythology
6) His Blood Is Yours
7) RIP
8) New York
9) The Patriot
10) I Am A Ghost
11) The Wrong Path
12) Sirens

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