Posts Tagged “Magazines”

AltRockLive.com conducted an interview with drummer James Cassells of the British metalcore act ASKING ALEXANDRIA at the Aftershock festival, which took place September 14-15 at Discovery Park in Sacramento, California. You can now watch the chat below.

ASKING ALEXANDRIA‘s third album, “From Death To Destiny”, sold 38,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to land at position No. 6 on The Billboard 200 chart.

In a recent interview with Kill Your Stereo, ASKING ALEXANDRIA guitarist Ben Bruce stated about the band’s musical progression on “From Death To Destiny”: “When we recorded ‘Stand Up And Scream’, we were kids — we were 17 to 19 years old. We all loved ’80s music then. [However] I don’t think we were brave enough or competent enough to show our passion for ’80s rock back then at the time. With ‘Reckless And Relentless’, it was the same thing; there was a little bit more of it and you could see our ’80s rock ‘n’ roll love coming through, but again, I don’t think we had the balls to go out and fully do it. But this time around, we sat down and intentionally said, ‘OK, we want to show our love of ’80s music in this record.’ But we don’t want it to sound like a regurgitated ’80s album because we’ve been there, we’ve done that. It wouldn’t be fun, it wouldn’t be fresh and it wouldn’t work, so we had the challenge to try and incorporate modern day rock and metal into our love and passion for the ’80s. I think we did a really did a good job of it.”

Asked how important social lmedia is in promoting a band like ASKING ALEXANDRIA, Bruce said: “I think it’s a vital part of promoting a band. There are so many different bands out there. It’s not like back in the day where you were put in a magazine and everyone would subscribe to that magazine. You knew lots of people were going to read about you in a magazine. These days, magazines still sell but they’ve taken a huge hit, just as record sales have. The biggest platform anyone has these days to release any information regarding whatever it may be, for instance, our new album, is the Internet. The harder you work at that and try and connect with your fans, the more they feel a connection with their favorite band and therefore the more interested they become. It grows. We have 3.5 million followers on our Facebook page, which is a shit-ton of people. [laughs] You can’t even imagine 3.5 million people. Although it’s just a number on a screen, essentially you are writing a letter to each one of these people to tell them about our album coming out or we’ll be playing this city on this day, so I think it’s absolutely vital these days to make the most of your social networking.”

Comments No Comments »

Cayem Interviews spoke to the British metalcore act ASKING ALEXANDRIA at the Aftershock festival, which took place September 14-15 at Discovery Park in Sacramento, California. You can now watch the chat below.

ASKING ALEXANDRIA‘s third album, “From Death To Destiny”, sold 38,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to land at position No. 6 on The Billboard 200 chart.

In a recent interview with Kill Your Stereo, ASKING ALEXANDRIA guitarist Ben Bruce stated about the band’s musical progression on “From Death To Destiny”: “When we recorded ‘Stand Up And Scream’, we were kids — we were 17 to 19 years old. We all loved ’80s music then. [However] I don’t think we were brave enough or competent enough to show our passion for ’80s rock back then at the time. With ‘Reckless And Relentless’, it was the same thing; there was a little bit more of it and you could see our ’80s rock ‘n’ roll love coming through, but again, I don’t think we had the balls to go out and fully do it. But this time around, we sat down and intentionally said, ‘OK, we want to show our love of ’80s music in this record.’ But we don’t want it to sound like a regurgitated ’80s album because we’ve been there, we’ve done that. It wouldn’t be fun, it wouldn’t be fresh and it wouldn’t work, so we had the challenge to try and incorporate modern day rock and metal into our love and passion for the ’80s. I think we did a really did a good job of it.”

Asked how important social lmedia is in promoting a band like ASKING ALEXANDRIA, Bruce said: “I think it’s a vital part of promoting a band. There are so many different bands out there. It’s not like back in the day where you were put in a magazine and everyone would subscribe to that magazine. You knew lots of people were going to read about you in a magazine. These days, magazines still sell but they’ve taken a huge hit, just as record sales have. The biggest platform anyone has these days to release any information regarding whatever it may be, for instance, our new album, is the Internet. The harder you work at that and try and connect with your fans, the more they feel a connection with their favorite band and therefore the more interested they become. It grows. We have 3.5 million followers on our Facebook page, which is a shit-ton of people. [laughs] You can’t even imagine 3.5 million people. Although it’s just a number on a screen, essentially you are writing a letter to each one of these people to tell them about our album coming out or we’ll be playing this city on this day, so I think it’s absolutely vital these days to make the most of your social networking.”

Comments No Comments »

Back when there were record stores, there were some places that sold compilation albums of different artists. Sometimes they were full priced, and other times they were either inexpensive or free. There's also certain magazines like Metal Hammer, Terrorizer, and PROG that also ship with compilation discs. I always look forward to these discs because …

The post Open Metalcast Episode #68: Tributes and Compilations appeared first on Metal Injection.

Comments No Comments »

This Is Hell: World Heavweight Kickass Champions

Haven’t bought our immense new issue featuring Black Sabbath, King Diamond, Bullet For My Valentine, Rammstein and much more, yet? You’re a total poohead. But don’t panic; buy your copy from Asda and as well as a free Satanic Doomadelica CD, you’ll get a free copy of the new This Is Hell EP, The Enforcer!

This Is Hell are the fucking nuts, so if you like crossover done right and awesome magazines, get down to Asda and sort it out immediately.

Comments No Comments »

Chicago’s After the Spire has issued the following announcement about calling it quits:

“After the Spire is no longer. Due to a person ready to move on and step away from music we are regretfully calling it quits. There is no hate amongst us, and we will continue to remain friends and support each other.

“We made one hell of a fucking run in just one year of being together. We recorded two awesome albums, met and shared the stage with tons of musicians. We toured with Sumerian and Metal Blade artists, we were featured on countless websites/blogs/magazines you name it. For this we have to thank you guys, our dedicated fans. We wouldn’t even have made it this far without you guys.

“Due to the sudden change of things, the band as a whole and individuals will more than likely move on from music and start focusing on a life and career for ourselves and families. It truly breaks my heart typing this right now, and I feel even worse for our fans awaiting our next tour, or album or whatever. This band was my life, it was our lives and we’ve all sacrificed a great deal to make this get to were it is today. I’ve posted all our songs up for listening and download.

“Our next and last show will be July 28th at the Badabrew in Crest Hill, IL. Come out for one last time, hang out and say goodbye. To our non local fans we truely love you, and everything you’ve done for us. Metal bleeds through our veins, it will continue to be part of my life, as well as the other musicians. I will not put down my guitar as well as anybody else give up their respected instruments. Thank you guys again, we had a fucking awesome time! These will be the last shows that we play:

July 21st Jj Kellys Lansing, Ill 21+
July 28th Bada Brew Crest Hill, Ill 21+

“Come have a good time with us for the last time.”

Post to Twitter


Comments No Comments »

BARONESS, the Savannah, Georgia-based quartet whose two prior releases (“Red Album” and “Blue Record”) were awarded record of the year honors from both Revolver and Decibel magazines as well as repeatedly placing on year-end best of lists from Pitchfork and Village Voice, return with a new album titled “Yellow & Green” on July 17 via Relapse Records.

Comments No Comments »

BARONESS, the Savannah, Georgia-based quartet whose two prior releases (“Red Album” and “Blue Record”) were awarded record of the year honors from both Revolver and Decibel magazines as well as repeatedly placing on year-end best of lists from Pitchfork and Village Voice, return with a new album titled “Yellow & Green” on July 17 via Relapse Records.

Comments No Comments »

Members of ZAPPA, FEAR FACTORY, FORBIDDEN, ALL SHALL PERISH, HAMMERFALL, MALEVOLENT CREATION, WORLD UNDER BLOOD, and representatives from Drum! and Bass Player magazines, Ibanez, Warwick, Vic Firth, Sabian, Sonor, Evans, Trick Drums, Shure Microphones, Toon Track, Line 6, Scion and others attended the listening party for MESHUGGAH’s new album, “Koloss”, on Thursday, January 19 at The Slidebar Roc

Comments No Comments »

Members of ZAPPA, FEAR FACTORY, FORBIDDEN, ALL SHALL PERISH, HAMMERFALL, MALEVOLENT CREATION, WORLD UNDER BLOOD, and representatives from Drum! and Bass Player magazines, Ibanez, Warwick, Vic Firth, Sabian, Sonor, Evans, Trick Drums, Shure Microphones, Toon Track, Line 6, Scion and others attended the listening party for MESHUGGAH’s new album, “Koloss”, on Thursday, January 19 at The Slidebar Roc

Comments No Comments »

Do you remember the late 80s and early 90s when magazines like Metal Edge in the USA and KERRANG! in the UK were a celebration of all things hair-metal?

Comments No Comments »