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A teaser for “Open The Gates Of Hell”, the new video from Southern California metallers WINDS OF PLAGUE, can be seen below. The song comes off the band’s fourth album, “Resistance”, which will be released on October 29 via Century Media Records. The CD was recorded with producer Will Putney, who has previously worked with SHADOWS FALL and SUICIDE SILENCE, among others.

WINDS OF PLAGUE last year parted ways with drummer Art Cruz due to creative differences. Sitting behind the kit during the studio sessions for the new album was Brandon Gallindo (ex-DEAD IN EXISTENCE).

WINDS OF PLAGUE will embark on a tour with BLEEDING THROUGH in early November.

WINDS OF PLAGUE‘s third full-length CD, “Against The World”, sold 8,700 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 60 on The Billboard 200 chart. Released on April 19, 2011 via Century Media Records, the effort featured guest appearances from members of HATEBREED, TERROR, FOR TODAY, STRAY FROM THE PATH and former world heavyweight wrestling champion and sports entertainment legend Ultimate Warrior (who performs an epic spoken-word track entitled “The Warrior Code”).

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On September 16, Neuweltmusic conducted an interview with Swedish blues rockers GRAVEYARD before the band’s show in Dublin, Ireland as the support act for SOUNDGARDEN. You can now watch the chat below.

GRAVEYARD‘s third album, “Lights Out”, sold around 2,100 copies in the United States in its first week of release. The CD landed at position No. 6 on the Top New Artist Albums (Heatseekers) chart, which lists the best-selling albums by new and developing artists, defined as those who have never appeared in the Top 100 of The Billboard 200.

“Lights Out” was released on November 6, 2012 via Nuclear Blast Records. The “Goliath” single preceded the full-length CD on September 21 as a digital download and on seven-inch vinyl. The single includes a special non-album track, “Leaving You”. The “Goliath” seven-inch vinyl was issued in four different colors, featuring four different cover artworks.

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Münster, Germany-based rockers EAT THE GUN will release their fourth studio album, “Stripped To The Bone”, on November 25 via Steamhammer/SPV. A single, “Loner”, will precede the full-length CD in October.

“Stripped To The Bone” track listing:

01. At The End Of The Day
02. Loner
03. Wake Me Up
04. Addiction
05. Apocalyptic Blues
06. Bad Memories
07. Made Of Stone
08. Won’t Let You Down
09. Hot Blood
10. Small Dose Of Death

The album will be released as a digipak with a fold-out poster, on white vinyl and as a digital download.

Formed in 2002, the trio, consisting of Hendrik Wippermann (vocals, guitar), Gereon Homann (drums) and new addition Peter Bergmüller (bass), has released the studio albums “Cross Your Fingers” (2006), “Super Pursuit Mode Aggressive Thrash Distortion” (2009) and “Runner” (2011) and made the top ten of the German DJ Metal/Rock chart for eight weeks in 2009 and the Top 20 of the American college radio chart in 2011. The band has played more than 650 concerts to date, inspiring fans at the Taubertal Festival, the Big Day Out and the Wacken Open Air and appearing alongside acts such as DIE TOTEN HOSEN, HIM, DANKO JONES, DUFF MCKAGAN’s LOADED, DONOTS, MUSTASCH, BACKYARD BABIES and HARDCORE SUPERSTAR.

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Before you get caught up trying to decipher the sprawling title of SEPULTURA‘s 13th album, “The Mediator Between Head and Hand Must Be the Heart”, the core principle behind it is inspired by dystopian themes conveyed in the 1927 silent film classic, “Metropolis”. This sort of delving should be no surprise to SEPULTURA followers, since Andreas Kisser of late has been consulting literary and cinematic works for inspiration, trending by the band’s recent works “Dante XXI” and “A-lex”.

2011’s “Kairos” was more of a straightforward SEPULTURA venture with no real concept and fans at-large embraced the chewy and thrashy tone of that album. Thus, consider “The Mediator Between Head and Hand Must Be the Heart” more in the same vein from the standpoint that Kisser and SEPULTURA 2013 (which now includes Eloy Casagrande on the drums in the stead of Jean Dolabella) are concentrating on linear modes of thrash and mash with extracurricular earthy grooves sprinkled along the hefty ride. Considering the fact SEPULTURA now has one of its founding fathers, Max Cavalera and SOULFLY as direct competitors at Nuclear Blast Records, there’s no doubt going to be a de facto square-off in the eyes of the fans.

SEPULTURA‘s conceptualizing on this record not only heralds Fritz Lang‘s visionary tale of mankind’s seduction (and ultimate dehumanizing) by the big machine, but it also dabbles in propositions that religion is fruitless and mainstream society is obtuse to the suffering of its less fortunate brothers and sisters. You know, the same as it ever was in SEPULTURA.

As with “Kairos”, SEPULTURA has their engines humming with plenty of velocity as well as rolling tribal percussion. Turning to Ross Robinson, who produced the band’s classic “Roots”, (and with no irony, SOULFLY‘s first full-length CD) “The Mediator Between Head and Hand Must Be the Heart” has its songwriting moods in the right place and that equates into a bloody good ride, if not quite meeting the premise of devastating evolution Ross Robinson would have SEPULTURA fans believe.

Robinson reportedly notified Andreas Kisser of his intent to “smoke” the latter album on “The Mediator Between Head and Hand Must Be the Heart”, a bold and potentially rash assertion. “Roots” has the benefit of innovation on its side, while SEPULTURA‘s newest project finds the band already having stretched many fragments and parameters beyond their key speed zone. What’s best about “The Mediator Between Head and Hand Must Be the Heart” is that it feels like a proper SEPULTURA album, finding a happy medium delved from the band’s last three albums. In effect, most people should come out of this listening session pleased by the results.

Kisser‘s riff-o-matic shredding and wiggly solo jerks are trusty as always. Always overlooked for his share of SEPULTURA‘s rolling thunder, Paulo, Jr. is a rumbling engine of chaos on this album. Derrick Green (who’s finally starting to be let off the hook somewhat by the jaded sanctions of the metal public) delivers another confident performance. Green is actually allowed to show a different dimension to his customary gruff vocals on “Grief” where he wallows cleanly (and forlornly) on the verses before plowing through his raspy yelps on the choruses.

SEPULTURA these days have a young buck riding the kit and while he doesn’t yet possess the calamitous fills of Igor Cavalera, Eloy Casagrande, as Derrick Green long has, fits the mold of this group just fine. Casagrande is a little choppy on some of his rolls, but he drops more than his share of grenades upon the album. He scorches on the careening “Trauma of War” and then he delivers dynamic swaps between stamp and thrash modes on “The Vatican” that follow a nervy opening featuring church tolls, cantata and piercing synths.

In order to stand up even remotely to “Roots”, SEPULTURA is expected to fuse traditional percussion elements and while subtle in spots, blatant in others, they do deliver the goods. Some fantastic conga work busts loose upon the banging bridge on “Manipulation of Tragedy”, clapping triumphantly amidst the enormous groove of the cut. “The Bliss of Ignorants” gets extra loft out of its accusatory stomp with a gnarly segue of tribal rhythms floating out of Andreas Kisser‘s dotting solo.

If there’s any authentic connection to “Roots” on this album, it’s minute at-best, the closest coming with “The Age of the Atheist”, which finds the interchanging rhythms between crawl and blitz tapped out with fragrant percussion. SEPULTURA are returning to their heritage in increments while Max Cavalera and SOULFLY continue to raze away the tribal elements that gave the offshoot such tremendous character. With SEPULTURA, that ethnic flavor is plentiful again and most welcome. “Obsessed” operates in the same manner as “The Age of the Atheist”, only in this case, the brisker touch of the song is aided by the double-hammer acumen of none other than SLAYER‘s Dave Lombardo. Handing out more than just a mere cameo, Lombardo all but jerks SEPULTURA back momentarily to their “Beneath the Remains” days. Derrick Green sounds like he’s trying to live up to the moment by dousing the song with some of his meatiest screams and crustiest whispers on the record.

“The Mediator Between Head and Hand Must Be the Heart”, is adventurous, but not quite in the same manner as “Dante XXI”, “A-Lex” and of course, “Roots” long before them. The Portuguese rapping trailing throughout the funky calypso of “De Lamo Ao Caos” is a ballsy maneuver and it delivers a pretty killer payoff, at-that. It’s admirable for Ross Robinson to want to push his clients to a higher level of craft, particularly when they find themselves in the unnecessary position of having to justify themselves with every single release that’s come out since 1998’s “Against”. While it’s evident at this point Andreas Kisser, designated leader and creative spearhead of the band, has no intention of inviting overtures of a Cavelera reunion, there’s no practical reason to judge SEPULTURA with that looming specter over their heads. Andreas, Paulo, Jr. and Derrick have done justice to this band over the past fifteen years and “The Mediator Between Head and Hand Must Be the Heart” should prove to be their moment of redemption, even in the eyes of SEPULTURA‘s naysayers.

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On September 13, GetYourRockOut conducted an interview with Swedish blues rockers GRAVEYARD before the band’s show in Manchester, England as the support act for SOUNDGARDEN. You can now watch the chat below.

GRAVEYARD‘s third album, “Lights Out”, sold around 2,100 copies in the United States in its first week of release. The CD landed at position No. 6 on the Top New Artist Albums (Heatseekers) chart, which lists the best-selling albums by new and developing artists, defined as those who have never appeared in the Top 100 of The Billboard 200.

“Lights Out” was released on November 6, 2012 via Nuclear Blast Records. The “Goliath” single preceded the full-length CD on September 21 as a digital download and on seven-inch vinyl. The single includes a special non-album track, “Leaving You”. The “Goliath” seven-inch vinyl was issued in four different colors, featuring four different cover artworks.

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Swedish epic doom metallers BELOW are currently hold up at Sonic Train Studios in Varberg, Sweden with KING DIAMOND guitarist Andy La Rocque recording their Metal Blade Records debut.

BELOW draws influences from BLACK SABBATH, CANDLEMASS and KING DIAMOND, so going with La Rocque as the producer was a clear choice for the group.

“The progress of the recording of our debut album is going great and to have the opportunity to work with Andy La Rocque and Olof in Sonic Train Studios is amazing,” says the band.

“We are currently finished recording the drums, the bass and the main guitars, and will start with the vocals this weekend. It sounds amazing already. It will be a truly epic album that will leave its mark in the history of doom.”

La Rocque adds: This is one of the heaviest bands I have worked with in the studio for a very long time, and the sounds so far is amazing! And always great to work with great musicians!”

The Swedish quintet is working with Tobias Rosén — bass player of fellow Metal Blade Records artists NOCTUM — of Howlin’ Owl Productions and a split seven-inch single is in set to be released by Dark Descent Records. The full-length CD will follow in 2014.

In November, BELOW will tour Europe for the first time supporting the mighty doom band DEVIL from Norway.

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Sebastian Bach has posted a link to a 1994 interview with MÖTLEY CRÜE bassist Nikki Sixx which the former SKID ROW singer apparently feels supports Bach‘s claim that he was once asked to replace Vince Neil as the frontman of MÖTLEY CRÜE.

“Here is a fascinating interview with @nikkisixx where he describes the band MÖTLEY CRÜE rehearsing with Sebastian Bach. Enjoy!” Sebastian wrote on his Facebook page, before following it up with: “ABSOLUTLEY TRUE. @nikkisixx tells it like it is! Sebastian Bach Book on Book Shelves Soon… #ForTheWin #NoBullshit #Oops #YouCantMakeThisStuffUp #IAintMadAtYa #NotLying #ItsOK #SomeoneOwesSomeoneAnApology #ThanksForTheHype #IRememberYou”

In the above-mentioned clip (which can be seen below; skip to 3:50 mark), Nikki can be heard telling host Riki Rachtman of MTV‘s “Headbanger’s Ball”: “We said we owed it to ourselves to at least see what it felt like [to have a different singer]. At times when Vince was out of town or off doing whatever he was into doing, Sebastian Bach would come down and hang out with us. And we’d be rehearsing. We need a singer to rehearse. So he’d sing. Steve Perry from JOURNEY came down one time just to hang out and meet everybody. And he was singing. So we kind of had a feeling what it would be like to have a different singer. And we said, the least we could do is try it on for size before we, you know, end it. And we met John [Corabi] and it was magic.”

Neil was fired from MÖTLEY CRÜE in 1992 due to personal differences and was replaced by John Corabi. With Corabi on vocals, MÖTLEY CRÜE released one critically acclaimed full-length CD, which ended up being a commercial failure in the wake of grunge despite a Top-Ten placing on the album chart.

After Bach revealed in a a three-word tweet to a fan on August 29 that he was asked to join MÖTLEY CRÜE more than two decades ago, Sixx quickly retorted that Bach‘s version of events never happened. Sebastian then took to his Facebook page to describe in some detail the circumstances behind his being asked to join the CRÜE, which included taking part in a full day’s rehearsal with the band and a slew of phone calls between various managers, agents and label executives. “I was driven to rehearsal by Tommy Lee, and I spent a full day singing the MÖTLEY CRÜE set with the band MÖTLEY CRÜE,” Bach wrote. “I remember the songs that Nikki asked me to sing that day. I remember the whole road crew’s ecstatic reaction to us jamming together all day. And I remember Nikki‘s very generous, kind offer, at the end of our rehearsal, for me to join the band MÖTLEY CRÜE. I remember his exact words that he said to me in front of his whole road crew, Tommy and Mick [Mars] as well. It’s not every day that your hero asks you to join his band.”

Bach didn’t reveal the full details of what went down that day, promising his Facebook followers that he “will tell the complete story of Nikki offering me to join MÖTLEY CRÜE in my upcoming book, which will be arriving on bookshelves soon.”

He added: “I am not simply ‘making this up’… I am not a liar. I am working on my book right now and I look forward to you all reading it. I plan on my book having even more information in it than one of my tweets does.”

On Friday (September 13), Nikki tweeted what appeared to be a short response to Bach‘s online rant: “Someone needs attention to try and sell some books.” He then added: “I always liked the term ‘Washed up.'”

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MÖTLEY CRÜE bassist Nikki Sixx has dismissed as “absolutely not true” Sebastian Bach‘s claim that the former SKID ROW singer was once asked to replace Vince Neil in MÖTLEY CRÜE.

Neil was fired from MÖTLEY CRÜE in 1992 due to personal differences and was replaced by John Corabi. With Corabi on vocals, MÖTLEY CRÜE released one critically acclaimed full-length CD, which ended up being a commercial failure in the wake of grunge despite a Top-Ten placing on the album chart.

Asked by a fan on Twitter if he was ever considered to replace Vince in MÖTLEY CRÜE, Bach replied that he was not just “considered” but that he was actually “asked” by CRÜE if he wanted to join the band as its new lead singer. He then added that the story of how close he came to becoming a member of MÖTLEY CRÜE might be included in his upcoming autobiography, which he is currently working on and for which he recently revealed that he had “a big offer from a big book company.”

When another fan pressed Bach on why the singer turned down the offer to join MÖTLEY CRÜE, Bach replied: “The short answer is that I actually thought at the time this band SKID ROW was better.” Sebastian then added, “Gee, I sure know how to pick ’em.”

Speaking on a recent edition of his “Sixx Sense” radio show, Sixx addressed Bach‘s comments, telling his listeners (hear audio below): “I read something online. It’s not true, and I wanna talk about it a little bit.

Sebastian Bach, who was the lead singer from SKID ROW — and I still think he should still be in SKID ROW, and I’ve talked to all of them about that many times; they just can’t along — he says that MÖTLEY CRÜE wanted him to replace Vince Neil. And I’m just gonna say right now that is absolutely not true.

“At the time that Vince left MÖTLEY CRÜE in 1990… ’89… ’90.. somewhere in there… ’91… [Sebastian] was in SKID ROW and SKID ROW was on top of the world. And [Dave] Snake [Sabo], their guitar player, was one of my very best friends. So I think I would remember that.

“I don’t know where Sebastian got this. I think maybe Sebastian wanted to be in MÖTLEY CRÜE and just forgot to tell us that he wanted to be in MÖTLEY CRÜE when we were looking for a singer. Which I don’t think we would have taken him anyway, just because of our friends from SKID ROW.”

Asked by his “Sixx Sense” co-host Kerri Kasem if it’s possible that one of the other members of MÖTLEY CRÜE may have drunkenly told Bach at a bar somewhere that Sebastian “should be” the new lead singer of MÖTLEY CRÜE, Sixx replied: “We were all sober at the time. That was part of the problem — that Vince wasn’t sober and we all were. And that’s kind of part of what the big blowup [with Vince] was all about.

“In the end, we should have worked through our differences — MÖTLEY CRÜE should have, with Vince, and been where we are today — but we didn’t. We were young, and we didn’t have managers at the time who were strong enough to say, ‘Hey, guys, this is the wrong thing to do.’ But Sebastian Bach was never part of this master plan, that’s for sure. So I want people to know that.”

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Former SKID ROW singer Sebastian Bach says that he was asked to replace Vince Neil in MÖTLEY CRÜE but that he turned down the opportunity because he thought his situation at the time was better.

Neil was fired from MÖTLEY CRÜE in 1992 due to personal differences and was replaced by John Corabi. With Corabi on vocals, MÖTLEY CRÜE released one critically acclaimed full-length CD, which ended up being a commercial failure in the wake of grunge despite a Top-Ten placing on the album chart.

Asked by a fan on Twitter if he was ever considered to replace Vince in MÖTLEY CRÜE, Bach replied that he was not just “considered” but that he was actually “asked” by CRÜE if he wanted to join the band as its new lead singer. He then added that the story of how close he came to be a member of MÖTLEY CRÜE might be included in his upcoming autobiography, which he is currently working on and for which he recently revealed that he had “a big offer from a big book company.”

When another fan pressed Bach on why the singer turned down the offer to join MÖTLEY CRÜE, Bach replied: “The short answer is that I actually thought at the time this band SKID ROW was better.” Sebastian then added, “Gee, I sure know how to pick ’em.”

In a November 2012 interview with the “Eddie Trunk Rocks” radio show on New York’s Q104.3 FM, Bach stated about his former band: “I will always be the singer of SKID ROW, no matter what. There’s no other guy. It’s like… John Corabi, I love ya — it’s great — but where’s Vince? I mean, that’s the way it is. Walk down the street with me and count how many times [people scream out], ‘Youth Gone Wild! SKID ROW!’ It’s like people shout out of the cars.”

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Southern California metallers WINDS OF PLAGUE have completed work on their fourth album, “Resistance”, for an Octoebr 29 release via Century Media Records. The CD was recorded with producer Will Putney, who has previously worked with SHADOWS FALL and SUICIDE SILENCE, among others.

WINDS OF PLAGUE last year parted ways with drummer Art Cruz due to creative differences. Sitting behind the kit during the studio sessions for the new album was Brandon Gallindo (ex-DEAD IN EXISTENCE).

WINDS OF PLAGUE will embark on a tour with BLEEDING THROUGH in early November. VIP tickets are on sale today and general-admission tickets are on sale Monday, September 9.

WINDS OF PLAGUE‘s third full-length CD, “Against The World”, sold 8,700 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 60 on The Billboard 200 chart. Released on April 19, 2011 via Century Media Records, the effort featured guest appearances from members of HATEBREED, TERROR, FOR TODAY, STRAY FROM THE PATH and former world heavyweight wrestling champion and sports entertainment legend Ultimate Warrior (who performs an epic spoken-word track entitled “The Warrior Code”).

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