Posts Tagged “Inception”

Fates Warning have been the rock on which heavier progressive music was founded since their inception in 1982, and show no signs of slowing down with their 2013 release Darkness In A Different Light. To put it plainly, Darkness In A Different Light is everything older Fates Warning fans would want in a record without repeating …

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 Russian Circles have largely been an instrumental band since their inception in 2004. Nine years later and apparently it was time for a game changer. Russian Circles will be putting out their album Memorial on October 29, and nobody has any idea how many songs will actually feature vocals. This song, the title track, features …

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AFI: Back in bl-oh you know how it goes

Post hardcore legends AFI return with new album Burials next month. Tom Doyle grabbed frontman Davey Havok to talk anniversaries, changing skin and leaving scenes behind.

Hi Davey! You guys have obviously evolved a hell of a lot over the years. Will Burials keep AFI relevant to fans from The Art Of Drowning days?

“To be honest, it may or may not be depending on how long those fans have stuck around. If those fans are still here and they came in in ’97 then I think it’s extremely relevant because if you’re still with us at this point it shows that you have a really true understanding of AFI and a band who evolves with every record. If you see and appreciate that with each album there is growth then I think you will understand that, as in the past, what we are delivering with Burials is something new, something fresh and something that doesn’t really sound like Crash Love or Sing The Sorrow or Black Sails…. It is different whilst keeping with the tone of what we do. It’s very honest and very pure, grew very naturally and represents who we are now as musicians and writers.”

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What do you think the Davey Havok of 2000 would think of Davey Havok in 2013?

“In a way, things have come full circle since the very early days. In the inception of the band and when I was new to writing I hadn’t really found my voice both figuratively and literally I was writing very direct lyrics. Similarly, Burials is very direct and very candid. In that respect there is a very strong parallel between what was going on stylistically in 1995 and now, although the scenes are starkly different and the mood and tone is starkly different. In that middle period around ’99, 2000 I grew into creating a mood more through symbolic and metaphoric imagery but I am back to being much more lyrically direct.”

Do you feel that the amount of time you have been around and the influence you have make you, in some way, custodians of a scene?

“No, I really don’t and it is hard for me to accept or even recognise. I just don’t see us part of a scene, we don’t really fit anywhere and we never have and I’ve never seen or really heard anything that seems to be influenced by AFI. I sometimes speak to people who are kind enough to say that we have influenced a lot of bands and on occasion someone in a band might say ‘Hey, I’m in a band are you really influenced me’ and it’s very flattering, but I never really see evidence of it so it’s hard for me to truly accept it. I think what I’m more able to understand is when people say AFI have impacted their lives in a way that they make comparisons to artists that I feel very strongly about. That feels more real to me, that someone might think about me in the way that I feel about those particular artists that I love. It’s still surreal, though.”


There have been a lot of bands doing anniversary shows lately. Next year is 15 years since Black Sails In The Sunset, do you see yourself revisiting and touring that album?

“I have no interest in doing something like that. I’m proud of all of what we created, it was all a time and a place and they were great times, but those times are over. It would feel very inappropriate for us to try and go back and re-create them. If I was ever to do something like that, it would mean something was terribly terribly wrong with me.”

You’ve had quite a long break from AFI since you released Crash Love, how excited are you to get a new record out?

“It’s really exciting for us to be releasing Burials and I’m super excited for people to hear it. We spent over a year writing these songs and they came to life in such a complete way as we were working and demoing that I was very anxious for people to hear every one of them. There are songs that didn’t even make the tracking session that I’d love for people to hear some day but equally I’m thrilled for people to hear what we decided to call Burials – I really hope they enjoy it.”

Burials is out October 21

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Kaaos TV conducted an interview with vocalist Dave Hunt of Birmingham, England’s ANAAL NATHRAKH before the band’s August 24 show at Nosturi in Helsinki, Finland. You can now watch the chat below.

ANAAL NATHRAKH‘s latest album, “Vanitas”, was released on November 6, 2012 via Candlelight Records. Produced by Mick Kenney (BLEEDING THROUGH, INGESTED), the CD carries the band’s signature and regarded union of black metal and grindcore.

ANAAL NATHRAKH‘s seventh album, “Vanitas” “sounds like someone showing you what the end of the world is like via the medium of a thousand hammers soaked in acid,” said Dave Hunt. Digging into the record particulars, he notes, “It’s more articulate and focused than any album before it in way of composition and recording technique. We worked hard and we’re convinced it has paid off.”

Since its inception in 1999, ANAAL NATHRAKH has gained a reputation for embodying the audio essence of pure evil. Various collaborations with the likes of Sethlans Teitan (WATAIN), Shane Embury and Danny Herrera (NAPALM DEATH), and others, have placed the band high on media as well metal fans “must-seek-out” list. This alongside countless placements in “Best Album Of The Month/Year” awards, ANAAL NATHRAKH‘s status as one of the leading lights in extreme metal is undeniable.

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Longtime Eyehategod drummer Joey LaCaze died earlier today. Invisible Oranges broke the story, receiving the information from a credible source of LaCraze's death. There is no word on the cause of his passing or any other further at this time. LaCaze was with EYEHATEGOD since the band's inception on 4/20/88, and was also involved with …

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Motley Crue have been rocking the globe since their inception in 1980, but the band are coming to terms with the fact that it's just about over for them. Almost 40 years is a damn good run! In an interview with The Oakland Press, the band's frontman Vince Neil had this to say about the …

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Nephelium has checked in with the following announcement about parting ways with drummer Alan Madhavan: “It is with great sadness that we announce Alan’s decision to leave the ranks of Nephelium. Alan has been with the band since its inception, we had incredible times together and will never forget those

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Founding BLUE ÖYSTER CULT keyboardist and guitarist Allen Lanier died earlier today (Wednesday, August 14) of chronic lung disease. He was 66 years old.

Said the band in a statement: “We have extremely sad news to report. We’ve lost our friend and bandmate Allen Lanier. Allen succumbed to complications from C.O.P.D. [Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease]. He is survived by his wife Dory, sister Mary Anne and mother Martha. Although he retired from touring in 2006, Allen returned to the stage for what turned out to be his final appearance, reuniting with BLUE ÖYSTER CULT at the 40th-anniversary show in New York this past November.

“[Don’t fear the reaper] sweet man. We love you and miss you.”

Added BLUE ÖYSTER CULT frontman Eric Bloom: “My great friend Allen Lanier has passed. I’ll miss the guy even though we hadn’t spoken in awhile. He was so talented as a musician and a thinker. He read voraciously, all kinds of things, especially comparative religion. We drove for years together, shared rooms in the early days. We partied, laughed, played. All BLUE ÖYSTER CULT fans and band members will mourn his death. Ultimately, smoking finally got to him. He had been hospitalized with C.O.P.D.

“It was Allen who heard some old college band tapes of mine and suggested I get a shot as the singer in 1968. A lot of great memories, over 40 years’ worth. Maybe he’s playing a tune with Jim Carroll right now.”

Lanier was a member of BLUE ÖYSTER CULT since the band’s inception in 1967 until his retirement in 2006.

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Southern California alternative rock veterans SMILE EMPTY SOUL have revealed the cover art and track listing for their sixth studio album, “Chemicals”, due out October 1 on the band’s new imprint, Two Disciples Entertainment.

“Chemicals”, a record vocalist/guitarist Sean Danielsen describes as “a very raw album for today’s standards,” will be the debut release on the new label. In conjunction with Pavement Entertainment, Two Disciples Entertainment will see the band controlling all aspects of marketing and promotion for the new record and impending tours.

Commented Danielsen: “We’ve been on a different label with every release in our career, and we were tired of not being the priority.

“We started our own label with a business partner who’s been a great friend to us over the last 10 years, and found distribution through some other longtime friends of ours. Now we’re running the campaign ourselves and we’re totally in control, doing what we feel needs to be done.”

According to the vocalist, fans can expect the same emotional rock the band has delivered since its inception in 1998, but with an evolved edge, sharpened from over a decade on the road.

‘Chemicals’ still has our signature sound,” he adds, “but it has its own feel apart from our other work.”

And with regards to the album title, “‘Chemicals’ made so much sense to us because of the day and age we live in. We’re all eating, drinking, and breathing chemicals on a daily basis and there’s no escape.”

“Chemicals” track listing:

01. Black And Blue
02. False Alarm
03. Chemicals
04. Balance
05. Swim
06. New Low
07. Real
08. Sitting Ducks
09. Mechanical Rationality
10. Landslide

SMILE EMPTY SOUL will kick off a string of summer tour dates later this month leading up to the release of “Chemicals” this October.

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