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Each episode of “Tour Tips” (Top 5) features a touring act sharing five pieces of advice for artists who want to hit the road. In this episode, which was filmed on November 9, 2013 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, SEVENDUST vocalist Lajon Witherspoon and drummer Morgan Rose share their tips for being on the road.

SEVENDUST didn’t waste any time getting 2014 started the best way they know how: being holed up in the recording studio to create their long-awaited and highly-anticipated acoustic album. “Time Travelers & Bonfires” will be released on April 15 via 7Bros. Records, in conjunction with ADA Label Services. On April 1, they’ll hit the road for their first U.S. headlining tour of the year, entitled “An Evening With Sevendust”, which kicks off in Athens, Georgia at the Georgia Theatre. It’s their first acoustic trek since 2004, when they were touring in support of their second album, “Seasons”, and a format their fans have been anxiously awaiting for once again.

The Atlanta band — Lajon Witherspoon (vocals), Morgan Rose (drums/vocals), Clint Lowery (guitar/vocals), John Connolly (guitar/vocals) and Vince Hornsby (bass/vocals) — recently entered Architekt Studios in Butler, New Jersey (where they recorded their previous “Black Out The Sun” album) to record their highly anticipated and much-talked-about acoustic studio album. It is a collection of brand new songs, along with re-recorded SEVENDUST classics. Newly re-recorded songs include “Black”, “Gone”, “Denial”, “Karma”, “Trust” and “Crucified”. Six brand new songs have also been written and recorded for the acoustic album. It’s not the first time SEVENDUST has explored their acoustic side. Their critically acclaimed “Southside Double-Wide” live acoustic album was released in 2004.

“Time Travelers & Bonfires” track listing:

01. Come Down
02. Under It All
03. The Wait
04. Upbeat Sugar
05. One Life
06. Bonfire
07. Gone
08. Denial
09. Trust
10. Crucified
11. Karma
12. Black

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GetYourRockOut conducted an interview with guitarist/vocalist Kirk Windstein of New Orleans sludge metal veterans CROWBAR before the band’s February 28 concert in Manchester, England. You can now watch the chat below.

CROWBAR will release its new album, “Symmetry In Black”, in North America on May 27 via Entertainment One Music. The CD, which will be made available in Europe on May 26 through Century Media Records, was produced by CROWBAR guitarist/vocalist Kirk Windstein and Duane Simoneaux and was mixed by Josh Wilbur (LAMB OF GOD, GOJIRA).

Comments Windstein: “We are so proud and excited about what we have accomplished with this record! The focus, determination and attitude in the band is at an all-time high.

“We are 100% ready to get this juggernaut rolling and never touch the breaks again.

CROWBAR will not be stopped!”

The release of “Symmetry In Black” will coincide with the 25th anniversary of the CROWBAR‘s inception. Windstein continues: “CROWBAR is my heart and soul. The music is a part of me that I am extremely proud of.

“It’s an amazing feeling to be putting all of my energy and focus into something that I created 25 years ago!

“We are extremely excited to release our 10th full length & to bring the riffs to as many people as possible on tour.”

Windstein exited DOWN in September 2013 in order to focus “100%” on CROWBAR. He was replaced in DOWN by the band’s longtime stage manager and HONKY founding guitarist Bobby Landgraf.

CROWBAR last year announced the addition of bassist Jeff Golden to the group’s ranks.

Jeff is from Bolton, Connecticut, but currently resides in Estero, Florida.

CROWBAR is:

Kirk Windstein (Guitar, Vocals)
Matt Brunson (Guitar)
Tommy Buckley (Drums)
Jeff Golden (Bass)

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South Carolina based outfit Acera recently released an official music video for new single “The Hallowed Combatant,” which can be viewed below. You can also pick up a copy of the single at iTunes here . Acera is: Dakota Morrison – Vocals Brandon Campbell – Guitar Andrew Simmons- Guitar/Vocals Michael “Charlie” Simmons – Bass Andrew Fleming- Drums

The post Acera Releases “The Hallowed Combatant” Music Video appeared first on Daily Heavy Metal News.

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SEPULTURA guitarist Andreas Kisser has joined forces with current and former members of South American bands A.N.I.M.A.L., MANÁ and LOS FABULOSOS CADILLACS in a brand new project called DE LA TIERRA (a.k.a. DLT). The band’s 11-song debut album was recorded and mixed by Stanley Soares in Sao Paulo, Guadalajara, Buenos Aires and Los Angeles. It was produced by DLT and mastered by Tom Baker and it will be released in November by Warner Music.

A two-minute preview of the first single from the CD, “Maldita Historia”, is available in the YouTube clip below. The track will be released on September 30.

DE LA TIERRA (English-language translation: From The Earth) is:

* Andreas Kisser (SEPULTURA) – Guitar, Vocals
* Álex González (MANÁ) – Drums, Vocals
* Flavio Cianciarulo (LOS FABULOSOS CADILLACS) – Bass, Vocals
* Andrés Giménez (D-MENTE, A.N.I.M.A.L.) – Vocals, Guitar

González, Kisser, Cianciarulo and Giménez got together to give birth to a project that started to be conceived over 8 years ago between Giménez and González. The friendship between these two musicians led to the first meetings, but it wasn’t until 2012 in Buenos Aires that the group’s makeup would be defined with the arrival of two additional friends they had in common, first Cianciarulo and awhile later, Kisser. This would kick off this new story called DE LA TIERRA. It was actually Kisser who in connecting the origins of one continent proposed DE LA TIERRA as the group’s name.

It is Latin America itself that gives them their identity. They are here to stay and to keep making their way based on respect, honesty and the musical brotherhood that embraces them, all of these elements being fundamental parts of the internal structure that is inherent to these four musicians.

Just by the introduction of the four bandmembers, one can imagine the outcome, generating curiosity and lots of anticipation. Audiences will come up with their own definition of what for the time being can be described as powerful Latin metal created by four excellent musicians who feature a long, renowned and impeccable career.

In a recent interview with the official web site of Jason Korolenko (author of the upcoming SEPULTURA biography “Relentless – The Book Of Sepultura”), Kisser stated about DE LA TIERRA: “[This is] the first time I’m playing with another guitarist [in a band situation] after [sharing guitar duties with] Max [Cavalera in SEPULTURA], you know, after so long, and it’s not easy to put two guitars together. You really have to know each other and we [Andreas and Andrés] didn’t play that much at all together, but we’re doing a pretty good job of putting together an arrangement and making it sound like a band. [laughs] We practiced a little and he’s a great musician, as well, and everybody’s really connected. We are recording in different places, but it’s sounding really strong. It’s awesome.”

Asked if DE LA TIERRA‘s focus will be primarily on the Latin American market due to the band’s Spanish-language lyrics, Kisser said: “Not really, man. We wanna play the whole world, regardless of language. We wanna be the RAMMSTEIN of the Spanish language. [laughs] With German, RAMMSTEIN… they did it without changing their native language. They are a huge success everywhere in the world. I think DE LA TIERRA has the possibility to do that, to play such music that will transcend the language barrier. It’s gonna be mainly Spanish, but some Portuguese as well, so you have that possibility of really connecting Brazil to the rest of Latin America. Hopefully it will be a landmark that could help put us more together because Brazil is very separate from the rest, especially because of the language. So… let’s see, man.”

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Finnish dark/doom metallers HANGING GARDEN will release a brand new EP, “I Was A Soldier”, on November 18 via Lifeforce Records. “I Was A Soldier” will be available as a strictly limited (200 copies) seven-inch single and as a digital EP.

“I Was A Soldier” track listing:

01. Winter To Summer Adverse
02. I Was A Soldier
03. Will You Share This Ending With Me (digital bonus track)

A teaser for the EP can be seen below.

HANGING GARDEN‘s third album, “At Every Door”, came out on January 28 in Europe and February 5 in North America via Lifeforce Records. Musically, the CD “has much more variety than the previous two, combining influences from CULT OF LUNA all the way to SIGUR ROS,” according to a press release. “When it comes to lyrical themes, HANGING GARDEN has always been about dystopic visions of the ouroborean fate that quite likely awaits man. Before, Matti Reinola was mostly responsible for the lyrics, but on this album they were mostly done by Toni [Toivonen, vocals].”

HANGING GARDEN is:

Jussi Kirves – Bass
Jussi Hämäläinen – Guitar, Vocals
Mikko Kolari – Guitar
Antti Ruokola – Drums
Toni Toivonen – Vocals
Nino Hynninen – Keyboards

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Andrew Perry of The Telegraph recently conducted separate interviews with METALLICA members Lars Ulrich (drums), James Hetfield (guitar, vocals) and Robert Trujillo (bass). A few excerpts from the chat follow below.

On the interaction between Lars and James:

Hetfield: “Lars and I are complete opposites. When we got together as a band, we didn’t know what we wanted to do in life, we just loved the same music. We were misfits in life, and some of the fans that joined us were feeling the same way — not that you have to have an identity crisis, or a family that’s horrible. But it was about — you’re welcome to come into the METALLICA family, if you’re not feeling a part of the world.”

On how their new movie, “Metallica Through The Never”, will be received by their fans:

Hetfield: “What does it mean for our careers? We don’t care. We’ve never really cared, but at this point we really don’t. We’re artists, and we’re driving this train — we can drive it straight into the wall if we want to.”

Ulrich: “So far, everybody’s got a different opinion about it, which is great, because if there’s anything we love in this band, it’s ambiguity. We’re not trying to force some next-level message down your throat. Without sounding too artsy, the best art is handed to you to do with what you want.”

On the progress of the songwriting sessions for METALLICA‘s next album:

Trujillo: “[There were some preparatory sessions in autumn 2012] what I call the process of elimination, where we go through all the riffs and ideas we’ve all had, and we’re 80 percent of the way through that. The plan is next year to move forward and start recording.”

METALLICA always takes on the challenge, and the fans can take what they want from it. At the end of the day, we always get them back.”

On METALLICA‘s internal chemistry, 10 years on from “Some Kind Of Monster”:

Hetfield: “There are struggles here and there. With Lars and I — we talk about a lot of stuff, like being a dad. We still push each other’s buttons every once in a while. ‘Yep, that one still works — no need to go there again!’ But it’s good not to be afraid of conflict, too, not to avoid it. I think we can recognize it now — OK, we know how to control this.”

Read the entire interview at The Telegraph.

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Pennsylvania-based black metallers SATHANAS will enter The Innertube Studio in Ambridge, Pennsylvania on October 19 to begin recording their next full-length album, “Worship The Devil”, for an early 2014 reelase via Doomentia Records. The cover art will be created by the Juanjo Castellano (PUTREVORE, AVULSED).

SATHANAS‘ latest album, “La Hora De Lucifer”, was mixed at 905 Studios in Ambridge, Pennsylvania and was released via Pagan in Europe, Astral Holocaust in South America and Evil Dead in Asia. Each version of the effort contains a different cover art from such “masters” as Kris Verwimp, Chris Moyen and Daniel Desecrator.

SATHANAS is:

Paul Tucker – Guitar, Vocals
Bill Davidson – Bass
Jim Strauss – Drums

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SEPULTURA guitarist Andreas Kisser has joined forces with current and former members of South American bands A.N.I.M.A.L., MANÁ and LOS FABULOSOS CADILLACS in a brand new project called DE LA TIERRA (a.k.a. DLT). The band’s 11-song debut album was recorded and mixed by Stanley Soares in Sao Paulo, Guadalajara, Buenos Aires and Los Angeles. It was produced by DLT and mastered by Tom Baker and it will be released in November by Warner Music.

DE LA TIERRA (English-language translation: From The Earth) is:

* Andreas Kisser (SEPULTURA) – Guitar, Vocals
* Álex González (MANÁ) – Drums, Vocals
* Flavio Cianciarulo (LOS FABULOSOS CADILLACS) – Bass, Vocals
* Andrés Giménez (D-MENTE, A.N.I.M.A.L.) – Vocals, Guitar

González, Kisser, Cianciarulo and Giménez got together to give birth to a project that started to be conceived over 8 years ago between Giménez and González. The friendship between these two musicians led to the first meetings, but it wasn’t until 2012 in Buenos Aires that the group’s makeup would be defined with the arrival of two additional friends they had in common, first Cianciarulo and awhile later, Kisser. This would kick off this new story called DE LA TIERRA. It was actually Kisser who in connecting the origins of one continent proposed DE LA TIERRA as the group’s name.

It is Latin America itself that gives them their identity. They are here to stay and to keep making their way based on respect, honesty and the musical brotherhood that embraces them, all of these elements being fundamental parts of the internal structure that is inherent to these four musicians.

Just by the introduction of the four bandmembers, one can imagine the outcome, generating curiosity and lots of anticipation. Audiences will come up with their own definition of what for the time being can be described as powerful Latin metal created by four excellent musicians who feature a long, renowned and impeccable career.

In a recent interview with the official web site of Jason Korolenko (author of the upcoming SEPULTURA biography “Relentless – The Book Of Sepultura”), Kisser stated about DE LA TIERRA: “[This is] the first time I’m playing with another guitarist [in a band situation] after [sharing guitar duties with] Max [Cavalera in SEPULTURA], you know, after so long, and it’s not easy to put two guitars together. You really have to know each other and we [Andreas and Andrés] didn’t play that much at all together, but we’re doing a pretty good job of putting together an arrangement and making it sound like a band. [laughs] We practiced a little and he’s a great musician, as well, and everybody’s really connected. We are recording in different places, but it’s sounding really strong. It’s awesome.”

Asked if DE LA TIERRA‘s focus will be primarily on the Latin American market due to the band’s Spanish-language lyrics, Kisser said: “Not really, man. We wanna play the whole world, regardless of language. We wanna be the RAMMSTEIN of the Spanish language. [laughs] With German, RAMMSTEIN… they did it without changing their native language. They are a huge success everywhere in the world. I think DE LA TIERRA has the possibility to do that, to play such music that will transcend the language barrier. It’s gonna be mainly Spanish, but some Portuguese as well, so you have that possibility of really connecting Brazil to the rest of Latin America. Hopefully it will be a landmark that could help put us more together because Brazil is very separate from the rest, especially because of the language. So… let’s see, man.”

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Video footage of Jonas Renkse (vocals) and Anders Nyström (guitar/vocals) of Swedish dark rockers KATATONIA discussing the band’s newly released “Dethroned And Uncrowned” album can be seen below.

“Dethroned And Uncrowned” is KATATONIA‘s debut album on Kscope (sister label of Peaceville), home to ANATHEMA, AMPLIFIER, STEVEN WILSON and most recently, WISDOM OF CROWDS, the new project from Bruce Soord of THE PINEAPPLE THIEF and KATATONIA‘s very own Jonas Renkse.

“Dethroned And Uncrowned” was released on September 10 in North America to celebrate Kscope‘s fifth anniversary.

“Dethroned And Uncrowned” track listing:

01. The Parting
02. The One You Are Looking For Is Not Here
03. Hypnone
04. The Racing Heart
05. Buildings
06. Leech
07. Ambitions
08. Undo You
09. Lethean
10. First Prayer
11. Dead Letters

The album was funded by a successful PledgeMusic campaign that helped make the recording possible.

Nyström commented, “The synopsis is simple and album title [doesn’t] lie; the drums [were] dethroned and the distorted rhythm guitars [were] uncrowned! Instead, we place[d] the emphasis on the many layers of ambience, with the melodies staying central and the vocal harmonies representing the heart of the album.

“Think of the album like a person’s face in the hands of a surgeon, whose appearance is gonna change, but it’s still the same person behind that face and we guess an important factor, in this case, would be that the surgeon itself is obviously KATATONIA, not a stranger! If there’s one album in our repertoire that’s suited for a thing like this, it’s ‘Dead End Kings’.”

KATATONIA has announced a co-headlining North American tour, “Uncrowned & Vertikal Tour”, with CULT OF LUNA plus special guests INTRONAUT and TESSERACT. The two-week run will commence September 23 in Boston, Massachusetts.

KATATONIA will support PARADISE LOST on the “Tragic Illusion” 25th-anniversary tour in October alongside LACUNA COIL.

Concurrently, also celebrating their own 10th anniversary for their masterful sixth album “Viva Emptiness”, KATATONIA will perform the album in its entirety each night to make these shows even more special.

Originally released in 2003, “Viva Emptiness” is regarded by many, including the bandmembers themselves, as being among KATATONIA‘s finest albums. The CD cemented the band’s reputation as a major force, combining refined metal with doom and gloom angst-laden rock.

To coincide with the shows and the album’s 10th anniversary, “Viva Emptiness” will be entirely remixed and remastered by David Castillo, plus enhanced with new artwork courtesy of Travis Smith, for a re-release on November 4 via Peaceville.

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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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