Posts Tagged “Inclusion”

Mesopotamian kings of blackened thrash metal MELECHESH have announced the addition of drummer Sasha Horn to the group’s ranks.

Commented MELECHESH mainman, songwriter, singer and guitarist Ashmedi: “After a lengthy search, MELECHESH are proud to announce the inclusion of new drummer Sasha ‘Sin’ Horn. Sin as in the Mesopotamian moon god. He will be appearing on the upcoming album, which we will follow up with more details. Meanwhile, he flew in from the USA to our rehearsal room in Germany to work with the band on new material and meet the label guys and the chemistry was great. His drumming skills will sure bring in an extra kick to the new album.”

Since there were rumors and uncertainties of the current second guitarist of MELECHESH, the pioneering band clarified the situation in the following statement: “After one show, it became obvious things wouldn’t work out with Sirus, so we mutually agreed to go separate ways. For now, the position is not vacant until a great talent crosses our ways. Ashmedi will track guitars and former guitarist and longtime friend Moloch might be flying to the studio for recordings, but not touring as well. We have two great touring guitarist who are friends of ours and will step in as live session musicians.”

MELECHESH is currently writing material for its upcoming sixth album.

The band’s latest CD and Nuclear Blast debut, “The Epigenesis”, was released in 2010 and received rave reviews all over the globe, followed by eight tours with the likes of SEPTICFLESH and NILE.

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To celebrate their 25th anniversary, Swedish progressive metallers OPETH have teamed up with book publisher Rocket 88 to work on the official OPETH book.

In this amazing book, the band will tell you their full story for the first time — the good, the bad, the ugly — in their own words, with a little help from former members, label bosses, management, producers, and anyone else that’s been there for the key moments in the band’s illustrious career.

OPETH‘s long and winding story will be illustrated throughout with rare and unseen images of life on the road, working in the studio, and other unique glimpses into the world of OPETH.

Rocket 88 Books is inviting fans to get in touch if they have any items of visual interest: photos, posters, ticket stubs, flyers, anything!

Don’t send images yet, just let Rocket 88 know what you have and they will review all that’s sent in with consideration for inclusion in what will be a truly exceptional book about one of metal’s most important bands. Your stuff could be in the book!

Please e-mail Rocket 88 at: info@opethbook.com.

OPETH‘s last album, 2011’s “Heritage”, sold 19,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 19 on The Billboard 200 chart. The band’s previous studio CD, 2008’s “Watershed”, opened with more than 19,000 units to land at No. 23.

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When your last album was both an underrated sleeper and a frequent inclusion on Best of 2011 lists, expectations are understandably high for your follow up. There's a reason that apres-masterpiece sequels generally come 2-3 years after the fact rather than in back-to-back, sequential years: at that point it's no longer acceptable to shit out an obligatory new …

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When your last album was both an underrated sleeper and a frequent inclusion on Best of 2011 lists, expectations are understandably high for your follow up. There's a reason that apres-masterpiece sequels generally come 2-3 years after the fact rather than in back-to-back, sequential years: at that point it's no longer acceptable to shit out an obligatory new …

The post Album Review: ULCERATE Vermis appeared first on Metal Injection.

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Aerosmith: still rolling in the dollah

Metallica and Van Halen are included in a recently published list highlighting the top 50 grossing world tours of last year.

Unsurprisingly dominated by pop megastars like Madonna – who came in first with a whopping $296 million made – and Lady Gaga, Metallica were the only heavy band to make the top 10, clocking in at number 8 with $86.1 million, while Van Halen and Aerosmith also made appearances at numbers 15 and 44 respectively.

Arguably, the most surprising rock ‘n’ roll inclusion is German stadium rockers Scorpions, who made the list above Aerosmith at a very respectable 38. Respect, lads. Respect. Although you still came under Westlife, which continues to prove that people are fucking stupid.

To check out the whole list as published by Pollstar, click here

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The song “Bitch” from punk metal derelicts Toxic Holocaust will be clawing its way through your speakers during next week’s episode of Sons of Anarchy (season 5 – episode 11). Comments Toxic Holocaust band leader Joel Grind:

“We are all excited to announce the inclusion of our song ‘Bitch’ in the upcoming episode of Sons of Anarchy. All of us are huge fans of the show and this season especially seems to be upping the ante with each episode.”

Tune in to FX on Tuesday, November 20th at 10:00pm EST/PST to check it out. Sons of Anarchy is based on the lives of a close-knit outlaw motorcycle club from a fictional town in California’s Central Valley. The show centers on then-vice president Jackson “Jax” Teller (Charlie Hunnam), who begins questioning the club and himself. Sons of Anarchy premiered in the Fall of 2008 and has since become FX’s highest rated series ever.

“Bitch” comes off Toxic Holocaust’s “Conjure And Command” full-length, released via Relapse Records last year.

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Rdio, the on-demand music streaming service from the founders of Skype, has announced exciting new additions to its selection of over 18 million songs with the recent inclusion of the catalog of metal and hard rock heavyweights from the Century Media Records roster, including LACUNA COIL, SHADOWS FALL and many more.

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According to The Sydney Morning Herald, AC/DC’s classic track “It’s A Long Way To The Top (If You Want To Rock And Roll)” is one of ten songs which have been selected for inclusion in Australia’s National Registry Of Recorded Sound.

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On their brand new album, “Dark Roots Of Earth”, San Francisco Bay Area metal veterans TESTAMENT explored new territory by the inclusion of blast beats.

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Video footage of ANTHRAX drummer Charlie Benante laying down a cover version of the BLACK SABBATH classic “Neon Knights” for inclusion on the upcoming Ronnie James Dio tribute album can be seen below.

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