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On September 19, Pit Freaks conducted an interview with vocalist Ville Valo of Finnish “love” metallers HIM in Houston, Texas. You can now listen to the chat using the audio player below.

HIM‘s latest album, “Tears On Tape”, sold 20,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 15 on The Billboard 200 chart.

HIM‘s previous CD, 2010’s “Screamworks: Love In Theory And Practice”, opened with 26,000 units to land at No. 25.

The band’s 2007 effort, “Venus Doom”, registered a first-week tally of 38,000 to enter the chart at No. 12.

“Tears On Tape” was released on April 30 via Razor & Tie in North America and on April 29 through DoubleCross (Cooking Vinyl‘s specialist rock imprint) in the U.K. and Ireland. The “love metal” act’s eighth official album was recorded at Helsinki’s Finnvox Studios with longtime producer Hiili Hiilesmaa (APOCALYPTICA, AMORPHIS, MOONSPELL) and was mixed in London, England by Tim Palmer, who previously helmed 2005’s “Dark Light” and 2007’s “Venus Doom”.

HIM‘s current lineup is Ville Valo (vocals), Mikko “Linde” Lindström (guitar), Mikko “Migé” Paananen (bass), Janne “Burton” Puurtinen (keyboards), and Mika “Gas” Karppinen (drums). The band is managed by Seppo Vesterinen at Hinterland, Inc. and represented for U.S. touring by Justin Hirschman/AGI.

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Steve Dallaire of Boulevard Brutal recently conducted a video interview with drummer Trey Williams of Maryland extreme metallers DYING FETUS in Jonquiere, Quebec, Canada. You can now watch the chat below.

DYING FETUS‘ latest album, “Reign Supreme”, sold around 3,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 186 on The Billboard 200 chart. The CD landed at position No. 5 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.

DYING FETUS‘s previous collection of original material, “Descend Into Depravity”, opened with around 2,700 units to land at No. 166.

Released on June 19, 2012 via Relapse Records, “Reign Supreme” was recorded at Wrightway Studios in Baltimore with longtime producer Steve Wright (SLIPKNOT, MISERY INDEX). It will feature nine tracks and is “a ‘return to roots,’ with production focused slightly more on slam than in the band’s last few works,” according to a press release. “Thematically, the album is set to be a good old-fashioned piece of social and political commentary in the style of DYING FETUS as we have come to know.”

Commented DYING FETUS guitarist/vocalist John Gallagher: “The last album had some groove in it, but [it] was basically a lot of tech; this one is a return to form of older DYING FETUS albums, so to speak — more modern production, though, of course. Everything’s tight, the sound is crushing, the drums are amazing.”

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The Circle Pit conducted an interview with THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN guitarist Ben Weinman during this year’s Summer Slaughter Tour. You can now watch the chat below.

THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN was forced to cancel its summer European festival and club appearances due to an injury sustained by Weinman on his right hand and wrist.

THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN‘s fifth full-length album, “One Of Us Is The Killer”, sold around 15,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 25 on The Billboard 200 chart. The CD was released on May 14 through the band’s own Party Smasher Inc., in partnership with Sumerian Records in North America. Party Smasher‘s partnership with BMG covers the rest of the world, including licensing deals with Grind House for Japan and Remote Control in Australia.

“One Of Us Is The Killer” was recorded in Southern California with longtime producer Steve Evetts (GLASSJAW, THE CURE, SUICIDE SILENCE), with additional production at guitarist/co-founder Ben Weinman‘s studio. Mastering was handled by Tom Baker (DEFTONES, NINE INCH NAILS, BEASTIE BOYS).

In a recent interview with Killer Tours, Weinman stated about “One Of Us Is The Killer”: “A lot of the inspiration for this record has to do with codependency. This band has a huge impact on everyone in our lives. The conflicts that occur from both being around the same people constantly and also being away from some people constantly makes you evaluate things in a way most people never could. A lot of our lyrical and musical content is a vessel for dealing with that.”

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MOTÖRHEAD‘s 21st studio album, “Aftershock”, will be released as a an official Classic Rock collectors fanpack that features the new LP in full plus a 132-page magazine that forms the “ultimate sleevenotes” to the new release, with extensive and exclusive interviews with Lemmy, Mikkey Dee and Phil Campbell.

Pre-order your copy now at this location (official on-sale date is October 21).

Inside is everything you need to know about “Aftershock” and the world of MOTÖRHEAD in 2013: inside the making of album, new features covering all eras of the band’s career from 1975 to 2013, and tons of previously unseen pictures.

Fanpack edition includes:

* New album “Aftershock”
* 132-page magazine
* Giant double-sided poster
* Exclusive MOTÖRHEAD car sticker

Plus, if your order is placed before 12:00 (GMT) on Monday, September 23, your 100% official collector’s fanpack will come with an exclusive personalized poster featuring your name.

“Aftershock” track listing:

01. Heartbreaker
02. Coup De Grace
03. Lost Woman Blues
04. End Of Time
05. Do You Believe
06. Death Machine
07. Dust And Glass
08. Going To Mexico
09. Silence When You Speak To Me
10. Crying Shame
11. Queen Of The Damned
12. Knife
13. Keep Your Powder Dry
14. Paralyzed

Check out the cover artwork below.

If you want to pre-order the fanpack but do not want your name to be included on the poster, you must email contact@myfavouritemagazines.co.uk before 12 p.m. on September 20 to tell them that you do not want your name to be included in the Classic Rock Presents Motörhead: Aftershock fanpack poster.

The follow-up to 2010’s “The Wörld Is Yours”, “Aftershock” was recorded at Maple Sound Studios in Santa Ana, California with longtime producer Cameron Webb.

MOTÖRHEAD canceled a handful of shows on its European festival tour last month after the band’s frontman, Lemmy Kilmister, suffered a haematoma (where blood collects outside of a blood vessel). The news of Lemmy‘s latest medical issue followed reports that he was also recently fitted with a defibrillator because of heart problems.

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“Into The Night”, the new video from Finnish “love” metallers HIM, can be seen below. The song comes off the band’s latest album, “Tears On Tape”, which sold 20,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 15 on The Billboard 200 chart.

HIM‘s previous CD, 2010’s “Screamworks: Love In Theory And Practice”, opened with 26,000 units to land at No. 25.

The band’s 2007 effort, “Venus Doom”, registered a first-week tally of 38,000 to enter the chart at No. 12.

“Tears On Tape” was released on April 30 via Razor & Tie in North America and on April 29 through DoubleCross (Cooking Vinyl‘s specialist rock imprint) in the U.K. and Ireland. The “love metal” act’s eighth official album was recorded at Helsinki’s Finnvox Studios with longtime producer Hiili Hiilesmaa (APOCALYPTICA, AMORPHIS, MOONSPELL) and was mixed in London, England by Tim Palmer, who previously helmed 2005’s “Dark Light” and 2007’s “Venus Doom”.

HIM‘s current lineup is Ville Valo (vocals), Mikko “Linde” Lindström (guitar), Mikko “Migé” Paananen (bass), Janne “Burton” Puurtinen (keyboards), and Mika “Gas” Karppinen (drums). The band is managed by Seppo Vesterinen at Hinterland, Inc. and represented for U.S. touring by Justin Hirschman/AGI.

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Quality fan-filmed video footage of DYING FETUS‘ August 25 performance at Foufounes Électriques in Montreal, Quebec, Canada can be seen below.

DYING FETUS‘ latest album, “Reign Supreme”, sold around 3,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 186 on The Billboard 200 chart. The CD landed at position No. 5 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.

DYING FETUS‘s previous collection of original material, “Descend Into Depravity”, opened with around 2,700 units to land at No. 166.

Released on June 19, 2012 via Relapse Records, “Reign Supreme” was recorded at Wrightway Studios in Baltimore with longtime producer Steve Wright (SLIPKNOT, MISERY INDEX). It will feature nine tracks and is “a ‘return to roots,’ with production focused slightly more on slam than in the band’s last few works,” according to a press release. “Thematically, the album is set to be a good old-fashioned piece of social and political commentary in the style of DYING FETUS as we have come to know.”

Commented DYING FETUS guitarist/vocalist John Gallagher: “The last album had some groove in it, but [it] was basically a lot of tech; this one is a return to form of older DYING FETUS albums, so to speak — more modern production, though, of course. Everything’s tight, the sound is crushing, the drums are amazing.”





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Birmingham, Alabama rock band LYNAM will release its new EP entitled “Halfway To Hell” on October 15 via New Ocean Media. The CD was produced by the band and longtime producer Jason Elgin (COLLECTIVE SOUL, MAYLENE AND THE SONS OF DISASTER, TERRIBLE THINGS).

A song from the EP, “Wrong Side Of The Grave”, which was produced and co-written with Bruno Agra, can be streamed using the SoundCloud widget below.

LYNAM will support POP EVIL on a string of dates in September, in addition to playing headlining shows.

LYNAM consists of Jacob Bunton (lead vocals, guitar), David Lynam (drums, vocals), Cody Elliott (Bass, Vocals), and Lonny Paul (guitar, vocals).

In 2006, LYNAM signed a deal with DRT/Universal and released the critically acclaimed album “Slave To The Machine”. The follow-up CD, “Tragic City Symphony”, was released in 2008 on Megaforce/Mascot Records and featured the radio singles “Save My Soul”, “Lindsay Says” and “Porn Star”. All three singles reached the Top 10 on the Active Rock independent chart, with “Save My Soul” reaching Top 5. A live album entitled “Thank You Goodnight!” was released November 2010 through Island Def Jam/New Ocean Media. Shortly after the release of “Thank You Goodnight!”, frontman Jacob Bunton joined up with former GUNS N’ ROSES drummer Steven Adler to form the band ADLER.

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Groovey.TV recently conducted an interview with THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN. You can now watch the chat below.

THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN was forced to cancel its summer European festival and club appearances due to an injury sustained by guitarist Ben Weinman on his right hand and wrist.

THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN‘s fifth full-length album, “One Of Us Is The Killer”, sold around 15,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 25 on The Billboard 200 chart. The CD was released on May 14 through the band’s own Party Smasher Inc., in partnership with Sumerian Records in North America. Party Smasher‘s partnership with BMG covers the rest of the world, including licensing deals with Grind House for Japan and Remote Control in Australia.

“One Of Us Is The Killer” was recorded in Southern California with longtime producer Steve Evetts (GLASSJAW, THE CURE, SUICIDE SILENCE), with additional production at guitarist/co-founder Ben Weinman‘s studio. Mastering was handled by Tom Baker (DEFTONES, NINE INCH NAILS, BEASTIE BOYS).

In a recent interview with Killer Tours, Weinman stated about “One Of Us Is The Killer”: “A lot of the inspiration for this record has to do with codependency. This band has a huge impact on everyone in our lives. The conflicts that occur from both being around the same people constantly and also being away from some people constantly makes you evaluate things in a way most people never could. A lot of our lyrical and musical content is a vessel for dealing with that.”

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Groovey.TV recently conducted an interview with THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN. You can now watch the chat below.

THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN was forced to cancel its summer European festival and club appearances due to an injury sustained by guitarist Ben Weinman on his right hand and wrist.

THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN‘s fifth full-length album, “One Of Us Is The Killer”, sold around 15,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 25 on The Billboard 200 chart. The CD was released on May 14 through the band’s own Party Smasher Inc., in partnership with Sumerian Records in North America. Party Smasher‘s partnership with BMG covers the rest of the world, including licensing deals with Grind House for Japan and Remote Control in Australia.

“One Of Us Is The Killer” was recorded in Southern California with longtime producer Steve Evetts (GLASSJAW, THE CURE, SUICIDE SILENCE), with additional production at guitarist/co-founder Ben Weinman‘s studio. Mastering was handled by Tom Baker (DEFTONES, NINE INCH NAILS, BEASTIE BOYS).

In a recent interview with Killer Tours, Weinman stated about “One Of Us Is The Killer”: “A lot of the inspiration for this record has to do with codependency. This band has a huge impact on everyone in our lives. The conflicts that occur from both being around the same people constantly and also being away from some people constantly makes you evaluate things in a way most people never could. A lot of our lyrical and musical content is a vessel for dealing with that.”

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FLYLEAF‘s new EP, “Who We Are”, was released on July 9 via A&M/Octone Records. The extended-play recording features live songs from FLYLEAF‘s recent tour with new singer Kristen May and includes their new single, “Something Better”, with a guest appearance by P.O.D. lead singer Sonny Sandoval. The track was recorded with longtime producer Howard Benson during a break between a busy schedule of touring and writing new material.

A bonus live version of the song “Cage On The Ground”, which was also recorded during the above-mentioned tour but not included on the new EP, is now available for streaming and free download using the SoundCloud widget below.

“The live tracks came from our 2013 winter tour with DROWNING POOL,” says FLYLEAF in a statement.

‘Something Better’ is one of the first songs we wrote with Kristen May. It was an awesome experience writing together! Plus, having Sonny from P.O.D. on this track was really special. We’ve been fans of theirs for years, and it was an honor to do this collaboration.”

“Who We Are” EP track listing:

01. Something Better (featuring Sonny Sandoval)
02. Call You Out (live)
03. Fire Fire (live)
04. Broken Wings (live)
05. Sorrow Option (live)

Kristen May replaced original vocalist Lacey Sturm after the latter abruptly departed the group in October 2012.

Sturm left the band on the eve of the release of its third album, “New Horizons”, which came out on October 30, 2012 and sold 20,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to land at position No. 16 on The Billboard 200 chart.

FLYLEAF has just completed a co-headlining nationwide tour with P.O.D..

FLYLEAF is Kristen May (vocals) Sameer Bhattacharya (lead guitar), Jared Hartmann (rhythm guitar), Pat Seals (bass) and James Culpepper (drums).

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