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Jolly Roger Records announced the signing of Italian act I Miti Eterni, the side project of In Aevum Agere mastermind Bruno Masulli.

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More behind-the-scenes footage from the making of MINISTRY‘s 13th studio album, “From Beer To Eternity”, can be seen below. The CD was released on September 6 via 13th Planet Records.

As fans of the band know, after last year there wasn’t going to be another MINISTRY album, but as mastermind Al Jourgensen put it recently, “I had no choice.”

Sessions for what would become “From Beer To Eternity” began last December at Jourgensen‘s 13th Planet compound in El Paso, Texas, with Jourgensen (who produced the album, composed the music and wrote the lyrics for all 11 songs), guitarists Mike Scaccia and Sin Quirin, drummer Aaron Rossi and bassist Tony Campos. Rough tracks for 18 songs were finished on December 19, and three days later, the 47-year old Scaccia died from a heart attack he suffered onstage while playing a live show with his band RIGOR MORTIS in Dallas, Texas. Jourgensen, Quirin, Rossi and Campos were absolutely devastated.

“We have never, in the history of MINISTRY, ever had a tracking session like that before,” states Jourgensen. “Everything went so smoothly, it was surreal. And Mikey was so on fire and inspired, and really a driving force for this record.”

After returning from Scaccia‘s funeral in Dallas, and shouldering the weight of grief as well as the desire to honor his fallen comrade, Jourgensen locked himself in his studio with his engineer and co-producer Sammy D’Ambruoso for three excruciating months. “There was no choice,” Jourgensen says of the bittersweet production process. “During the tracking sessions, Mikey was smiling and going, ‘You know what, Al? This is by far and away the best MINISTRY album we’ve ever done together. This is awesome.’

“I’m super proud of ‘From Beer To Eternity’, because it’s my tribute to Mikey‘s incredible talent, and I feel it honors him and all of the years we spent together making music.”

From the schizophrenic opening cut, the sarcasm-dripping, sound effect-laden “Hail To His Majesty (Peasants)” to the thrash-punk riffs andbooming bass reverberations of “Punch In The Face”, to “Change Of Luck”, a song that Jourgensen wrote directly about Scaccia‘s death, “From Beer To Eternity” pulls no punches, sounding at once familiar, yet completely fresh and inspired. The release also includes “Side F/X Include Mikey’s Middle Finger / TV4”, which old-school MINISTRY fans will recognize as a continuum in a series of TV songs that began in the mid-1990s, and underscores Scaccia‘s birthright as one of the greatest metal guitarists in the world.

“PermaWar”, the first single from “From Beer To Eternity”, dropped digitally via iTunes in late July as a three-track maxi single.

July 9 saw the release of Jourgensen‘s authorized biography, “Ministry: The Lost Gospels According To Al Jourgensen”, penned by Jourgensen with Jon Wiederhorn on DaCapo Press. “Ministry” is a memoir both ugly and captivating, revealing Jourgensen as a man who lived a hard life his own way without making compromises.

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Eye Of Solitude, UK’s orchestral funeral doom finest (featuring members of Unfathomable Ruination and Kaotoxin Records label-mates Sidious), which released its successful and critically-acclaimed second full-length “Sui Caedere” in June 2012 through Kaotoxin, has returned with a monolith of heaviness entitled “Canto III.” A video teaser for “Canto III” has been posted below. The album, lyrically-based on Dante’s Inferno and featuring six tracks for a total duration of over 66 minutes, is by far the most intense and heavy, yet diverse material the band has ever released, topped by the inhuman low growls of EOS mastermind Daniel Neagoe and the contributions of violinist Casper and vocalist Anton, both from Russia’s Dominia. “Canto III is the most mature material we’ve worked on,” comments Neagoe

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More behind-the-scenes footage from the making of MINISTRY‘s 13th studio album, “From Beer To Eternity”, can be seen below. The CD was released on September 6 via 13th Planet Records.

As fans of the band know, after last year there wasn’t going to be another MINISTRY album, but as mastermind Al Jourgensen put it recently, “I had no choice.”

Sessions for what would become “From Beer To Eternity” began last December at Jourgensen‘s 13th Planet compound in El Paso, Texas, with Jourgensen (who produced the album, composed the music and wrote the lyrics for all 11 songs), guitarists Mike Scaccia and Sin Quirin, drummer Aaron Rossi and bassist Tony Campos. Rough tracks for 18 songs were finished on December 19, and three days later, the 47-year old Scaccia died from a heart attack he suffered onstage while playing a live show with his band RIGOR MORTIS in Dallas, Texas. Jourgensen, Quirin, Rossi and Campos were absolutely devastated.

“We have never, in the history of MINISTRY, ever had a tracking session like that before,” states Jourgensen. “Everything went so smoothly, it was surreal. And Mikey was so on fire and inspired, and really a driving force for this record.”

After returning from Scaccia‘s funeral in Dallas, and shouldering the weight of grief as well as the desire to honor his fallen comrade, Jourgensen locked himself in his studio with his engineer and co-producer Sammy D’Ambruoso for three excruciating months. “There was no choice,” Jourgensen says of the bittersweet production process. “During the tracking sessions, Mikey was smiling and going, ‘You know what, Al? This is by far and away the best MINISTRY album we’ve ever done together. This is awesome.’

“I’m super proud of ‘From Beer To Eternity’, because it’s my tribute to Mikey‘s incredible talent, and I feel it honors him and all of the years we spent together making music.”

From the schizophrenic opening cut, the sarcasm-dripping, sound effect-laden “Hail To His Majesty (Peasants)” to the thrash-punk riffs andbooming bass reverberations of “Punch In The Face”, to “Change Of Luck”, a song that Jourgensen wrote directly about Scaccia‘s death, “From Beer To Eternity” pulls no punches, sounding at once familiar, yet completely fresh and inspired. The release also includes “Side F/X Include Mikey’s Middle Finger / TV4”, which old-school MINISTRY fans will recognize as a continuum in a series of TV songs that began in the mid-1990s, and underscores Scaccia‘s birthright as one of the greatest metal guitarists in the world.

“PermaWar”, the first single from “From Beer To Eternity”, dropped digitally via iTunes in late July as a three-track maxi single.

July 9 saw the release of Jourgensen‘s authorized biography, “Ministry: The Lost Gospels According To Al Jourgensen”, penned by Jourgensen with Jon Wiederhorn on DaCapo Press. “Ministry” is a memoir both ugly and captivating, revealing Jourgensen as a man who lived a hard life his own way without making compromises.









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Behind-the-scenes footage from NIGHTWISH‘s August 10 photo shoot with photographer Tim Tronckoe can be seen below.

NIGHTWISH will release a new DVD, “Showtime, Storytime”, on November 29 as a limited 2Blu-ray + 2CD digipack, limited 2DVD + 2CD digipack, limited 2CD digipack, 2LP (colored) in gatefold and an exclusive Nuclear Blast mailorder edition.

“Showtime, Storytime” contains NIGHTWISH‘s entire August 3 performance at the Wacken Open Air festival in Wacken, Germany. The show, which was played in the front of 85,000 screaming metalheads, was directed by Ville Lipiäinen, filmed with seventeen cameras and has a total running time of 85 minutes. The second disc consists of a 120-minute tour documentary, “Please Learn The Setlist In 48 Hours”, also directed by Ville Lipiäinen, with no shortage of drama or overall madness. Also, there is a 16-minute NIGHTWISH Table Hockey Tournament, filmed on tour. In addition, there are two music clips: “I Want My Tears Back” (live at Hartwall Arena in Helsinki, Finland) and “Ghost Love Score” (live in Buenos Aires).

The Wacken Open Air appearance was the first of the three final shows of NIGHTWISH‘s “Imaginaerum World Tour”, which saw the band and their Dutch singer Floor Jansen (REVAMP, ex-AFTER FOREVER) playing 104 concerts in 34 different countries, with a total audience of over 1.5 million fans around the globe.

Commented NIGHTWISH mastermind and keyboardist Tuomas Holopainen: “Our darling flying Dutchwoman, Floor Jansen, has been nothing but incredible during her time in NIGHTWISH on this tour, so this is a perfect opportunity to immortalize the current vibe of the band on film!”

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Remember when we were talking about Cloudkicker putting up his new album Subsume for pre-order and stuff? Well it's out and totally (kinda) free (if you're into that sorta thing). It's also pretty good! Ben Sharp, the mastermind behind Cloudkicker, really went all out for this release… and came up with some pretty "creative" names …

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More behind-the-scenes footage from the making of MINISTRY‘s 13th studio album, “From Beer To Eternity”, can be seen below. The CD was released on September 6 via 13th Planet Records.

As fans of the band know, after last year there wasn’t going to be another MINISTRY album, but as mastermind Al Jourgensen put it recently, “I had no choice.”

Sessions for what would become “From Beer To Eternity” began last December at Jourgensen‘s 13th Planet compound in El Paso, Texas, with Jourgensen (who produced the album, composed the music and wrote the lyrics for all 11 songs), guitarists Mike Scaccia and Sin Quirin, drummer Aaron Rossi and bassist Tony Campos. Rough tracks for 18 songs were finished on December 19, and three days later, the 47-year old Scaccia died from a heart attack he suffered onstage while playing a live show with his band RIGOR MORTIS in Dallas, Texas. Jourgensen, Quirin, Rossi and Campos were absolutely devastated.

“We have never, in the history of MINISTRY, ever had a tracking session like that before,” states Jourgensen. “Everything went so smoothly, it was surreal. And Mikey was so on fire and inspired, and really a driving force for this record.”

After returning from Scaccia‘s funeral in Dallas, and shouldering the weight of grief as well as the desire to honor his fallen comrade, Jourgensen locked himself in his studio with his engineer and co-producer Sammy D’Ambruoso for three excruciating months. “There was no choice,” Jourgensen says of the bittersweet production process. “During the tracking sessions, Mikey was smiling and going, ‘You know what, Al? This is by far and away the best MINISTRY album we’ve ever done together. This is awesome.’

“I’m super proud of ‘From Beer To Eternity’, because it’s my tribute to Mikey‘s incredible talent, and I feel it honors him and all of the years we spent together making music.”

From the schizophrenic opening cut, the sarcasm-dripping, sound effect-laden “Hail To His Majesty (Peasants)” to the thrash-punk riffs andbooming bass reverberations of “Punch In The Face”, to “Change Of Luck”, a song that Jourgensen wrote directly about Scaccia‘s death, “From Beer To Eternity” pulls no punches, sounding at once familiar, yet completely fresh and inspired. The release also includes “Side F/X Include Mikey’s Middle Finger / TV4”, which old-school MINISTRY fans will recognize as a continuum in a series of TV songs that began in the mid-1990s, and underscores Scaccia‘s birthright as one of the greatest metal guitarists in the world.

“PermaWar”, the first single from “From Beer To Eternity”, dropped digitally via iTunes in late July as a three-track maxi single.

July 9 saw the release of Jourgensen‘s authorized biography, “Ministry: The Lost Gospels According To Al Jourgensen”, penned by Jourgensen with Jon Wiederhorn on DaCapo Press. “Ministry” is a memoir both ugly and captivating, revealing Jourgensen as a man who lived a hard life his own way without making compromises.








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Darren shares a very public and personal tale involving Prospect Park at the beginning of the show. We are then joined by Luc Lemay, the mastermind behind Gorguts, who tells some great tales of woodworking, blood and guts. In the second hour, doody comes up, as do koala vaginas and the return of Darrensky. We …

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Darren shares a very public and personal tale involving Prospect Park at the beginning of the show. We are then joined by Luc Lemay, the mastermind behind Gorguts, who tells some great tales of woodworking, blood and guts. In the second hour, doody comes up, as do kawala vaginas and the return of Darrensky. We …

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“Why So Lonely”, the new Aksel Dalili-directed video from former THE 3RD AND THE MORTAL “goddess of beauty” Kari Rueslåtten, can be seen below. The song, which is available via iTunes, Amazon, Spotify and Wimp, is a new version of the THE 3RD AND THE MORTAL track from the band’s “Tears Laid In Earth” album (1994), featuring a guest appearance by NIGHTWISH mastermind Tuomas Holopainen on piano and keyboards. A new full-length album will be recorded this fall for a tentative January 2014 release.

In an interview with FestivalBlog.be, Holopainen stated about his guest appearance on the track: “It’s just an incredible thing because this album called ‘Tears Laid In Earth’ from 1994 is my all time number one album. It’s my favorite album of all time and I’m not exaggerating when I say that listening to this album made me form NIGHTWISH. I wanted to do something similar. That’s the most beautiful thing I’ve ever heard — female voice, atmospheric metal; I wanted to do something similar. So I owe everything to this band and this album. And then Kari contacted me saying, ‘I’m doing a cover of the song ‘Why So Lonely’ for my solo album, Would you like to come and play the piano and the keyboard for that song?’ And I [said ‘Yes’], like, immediately, I mean, this is an unbelievable coincidence. I did it last May and it’s going to be out September 10th.”

Rueslåtten in 2005 her solo debut, “Spindelsinn” (originally issued in 1997 via Sony Music Norway), re-released through GMR Music Group‘s Peach Music label. The CD was re-mastered and featured two bonus live tracks.

Rueslåtten‘s fourth solo album, “Other People’s Stories”, was released in 2005 via GMR/Peach Music. The follow-up to 2002’s “Pilot” was previously described as “filled with [Kari‘s] best songs to date as well as wonderfully produced.” A live video was shot for the album’s title track.

The original THE 3RD AND THE MORTAL version of “Why So Lonely” can be streamed in the YouTube clip below.



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