Posts Tagged “Living Room”

On September 11, Andrew Schizodeluxe of The Rock Pit conducted an interview with guitarist/vocalist Mille Petrozza of German thrash metal veterans KREATOR. A couple of excerpts from the chat follow below.

The Rock Pit: Well, let’s talk about the new DVD, “Dying Alive”. How did the idea of this new DVD come about?

Mille: Basically, it was the middle of the tour that we felt it went very well, we had many people at the shows and we knew it was a huge production and we wanted to give fans something back, like the memory. We felt this was the perfect time after 10 years of our last official DVD release, “Live Kreation”. We felt it was about time to come out with a new live DVD/live record package and we talked to the record company about it and they supported us and went along. We got a team of 24 cameras into the Turbinenhalle in Oberhausen, which is very close to where we live, and we had full control over everything that happened to make sure that the quality was 100% guaranteed.

The Rock Pit: Watching the live show on the DVD, there seems to be so many cameras around, you seemed to have captured every angle possible. Was that the band’s idea or was that someone else’s idea?

Mille: That was our idea — ours and the director. We talked about this for a long time and we definitely wanted to make sure that… I mean, it’s always different to when you are in a room and watch a band, it’s a different feel than being in your living room and watching it from your sofa or whatever, so we wanted to make sure that we got an impression of what it’s like to come to a KREATOR show.

The Rock Pit: I ask this question with a few other thrash bands regarding the recent resurgence of thrash metal in general. Obviously, the genre has never gone away but it seems to have crept back in a big way recently, which we haven’t seen in quite some time. What’s your take on this new interest in the genre?

Mille: For me, it never felt like it went away. It quietened in the ’90s, but that was metal in general, but now it’s stronger than ever because people have grown up. A lot of the bands that have been around back then that are still around are a little more controlled with how they handle things and they are more experienced. It comes down to the music. Now they live by fans that have grown up with this kind of music. Back in the day, neighbors were like strangers to this music and so the whole industry has changed. In my opinion, it has a lot to do with self-confidence nowadays; it’s a whole different deal. Nowadays, we are more confident in what we do and I think I can speak for a lot of the bands, a lot of the old-school thrash bands that nowadays when you get the feedback from the new generation of bands, it gives you a lot of energy.

The Rock Pit: Obviously you did a bit of experimenting in the ’90s and then came back to the thrash sound. Do you think you would ever try a different direction again or do you think you will stay in the thrash genre?

Mille: I think we experiment within our music. In the ’90s, we experimented on a whole album, nowadays we experiment within certain parts of certain songs but people don’t see that experimenting as much as we did in the ’90s. A lot of the elements, like in “Phantom Antichrist”, for example, is something that we took from that era and put it into our new music, so it’s always in motion. Our music always develops and we can look back on many, many hours that we have tried, riffs or melodies that we tried in the ’90s and we still profit a lot from that. It was not for nothing, even though some of the ’90s experimental albums weren’t that well received by the audience, for us, musically, it made us grow.

Read the entire interview from The Rock Pit.

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According to The Pulse Of Radio, Los Angeles firefighters were called to the home of Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne for the second time this year on Tuesday night (August 27), after Ozzy reportedly started a fire in their kitchen while making a bacon sandwich. According to the San Diego Union-Tribune, Sharon tweeted about the incident, “I’m in London, @OfficialOzzy is in LA making a bacon sandwich last night and the fire brigade ended up at our house!!”

There were no reports of any injuries to Ozzy or whether there was any damage to the kitchen or house.

In January, Ozzy was injured and had to receive medical treatment after Sharon left a candle lit overnight that exploded in its glass vase, sparking a fire which took over the living room of their home.

The couple’s attempts to put out the flames then only resulted in more damage and Ozzy‘s injuries, with Sharon saying on “The Talk” after the incident, “His eyebrows are gone . . . he’s got, like, skinned cheeks. We are, like, two idiots, it was like the Three Stooges. Everything you are not meant to do, go to bed with candles alight, open the doors and put water on, we did it all.”

Ozzy was back home in Los Angeles as BLACK SABBATH winds down its current North American tour in support of its reunion album, “13”.

The band plays the trek’s final three gigs on Friday (August 30) in Phoenix, Sunday (September 1) in Las Vegas and Tuesday (September 3) in Los Angeles.

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Swiss hard rock veterans KROKUS are rehearsing at full throttle for the upcoming tour dates in the living room of bassist/producer Chris Von Rohr’s 103-year old villa.

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Firefighters were called to Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne’s home in Beverly Hills, California Thursday morning (January 17) after a candle Sharon had left burning through the night exploded in its glass vase and sparked a small blaze in their living room.

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Guitarist Alex Skolnick (TESTAMENT) and drummer Johnny Kelly (TYPE O NEGATIVE, DANZIG) joined Monte Pittman — who has recorded and toured with PRONG in addition to playing guitar for Madonna and “American Idol” finalist Adam Lambert — on stage last Friday, September 7 at The Living Room in New York City to perform Pittman’s song “Burn Down The Garden”.

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Machine Head at Bloodstock! Oof!

Robb Flynn spoke to Metal Hammer about Machine Head’s upcoming headline set at Bloodstock 2012:

“We’re stoked! It’s a huge thing. I’ve never actually been to Bloodstock, but I’ve heard about it for a long time and obviously it’s got tons of cool bands on the day that we’re playing, which we’re very stoked about. We’re doing something pretty cool. That day falls on the twentieth anniversary of our first show that we ever played, which was what in America we call a kegger party, which is where you play somebody’s living room. It happened to be our roadie Mike Scum, and he was getting evicted out of his house, and so basically it was just a ‘destroy the house’ party, and we were the soundtrack to the destruction, which was great. That happened at our first ever show, and that day on Bloodstock is the same day.

“We played five songs at that kegger party, and so to commemorate that and make it special and get the fans involved, we’re going to have the Bloodstock fans and Machine Head fans pick five songs off of Burn My Eyes that they want us to play. It can be whatever fucking songs they want, we’re going to work them into the setlist. It’s getting everyone involved and making it feel like a special thing. It’s special for us because it’s the first time we’ve headlined a festival here in the UK – we’ve headlined Wacken three times and With Full Force, but first here in the UK – so we’re making it a special trip and a cool deal. Fuck yeah! It’s going to be awesome! We’re going to have fucking pyro and all kinds of crazy shit!”

The band join fellow headliners Behemoth and Alice Cooper, as well as the likes of Watain, Testament, Dimmu Borgir, Sepultura, Mayhem, Iced Earth, Crowbar, Anvil and many, many more!

Bloodstock 2012 takes place from August 10-12 at Catton Hall, Derby, with tickets still available from the link below…

Bloodstock tickets

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North Carolina act Aether Realm has posted a new song online titled “Swampwitch.” Give the song a listen in the player below. The band also commented:

“Featuring guest vokills by Eric W. Brown (Rainbowdragoneyes, Swashbuckle, Vale of Pnath). We’re still working on finishing booking our summer tour. If you live nearby any of these cities and have some connections (or an open living room), shoot us a facebook message!

Richmond, VA 6/25
Frederick, MD 6/26
Baltimore, MD 6/27
Philadelphia, PA 6/28
NYC, NY 6/29
Pittsburgh, PA 6/30
Cincinnati, OH 7/2
Louisville, KY 7/3
Nashville, TN 7/4
Chattanooga, TN 7/5
Charlotte, NC 7/6
Greenville, NC 7/7

“You can download our old EP for free at our bandcamp!”

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Melodic hardcore act Ignite is pleased to announce the release of the group’s first ever live DVD, “Our Darkest Days Live.”

The DVD will be released in North America on June 19th (in Europe on June 18th) and features 21 Ignite tracks, a behind the scenes documentary of the band recording “Our Darkest Days,” as well as several music videos.

The live performance was shot in Leipzig, Germany in 2008 when Ignite was on tour with Terror, Strung Out, Death Before Dishonor and BurnThe8Track.

For the first time ever, the power and extreme intensity of an Ignite show can be experienced in your living room. Without the elbows… For more information on Ignite, please visit the band’s Facebook profile.

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At the end of January 2011 Mr. Big were invited to the WOWOW TV Studios in Tokyo to perform a special show in an intimate setting.

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Megadeth frontman Dave Mustaine recently invited Spin Magazine into his San Diego living room to see his 10 most prized possessions.

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