Posts Tagged “Mean Time”

Linkin Park: game for it

Linkin Park have been locked in the studio working on a new studio album, and it looks like it’s packing a few surprises.

The band announced earlier this year that they were getting cracking on the follow-up to 2012′s Living Things, with Mike Shinoda recently suggesting that we might see it surface by the time they rock up to Download in June.

Now guitarist Brad Delson says that shred-happy LP warriors (erm, are there any of those?) will be very satisfied with the way the new opus is turning out.

“There’s a lot of guitar solos on the album!” he tells Music Radar. “And this is from someone who was quoted early on as saying I hated them. Not that I hated them as a listener; I just don’t want to play any; I shirked guitar solos. Early on, I felt as though the songs we were making aesthetically didn’t want them. This new batch of songs, to me, always want solos. I feel like every song has one.”

Brad also explained why the band decided to drop a new single so soon after announcing that they were in the studio, noting: “We wanted to get music out sooner than later. The timing just felt right with this song. We finished two songs relatively early in the process, and Guilty All The Same seems to inform the spirit of the record. For us, it’s the perfect lead offering to set the tone for the album as a whole.”

Expect that album to land around summer time. In the mean time, catch the rock heavyweights playing their seminal Hybrid Theory debut in full at Download in June.

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Iron Maiden: legends

Some total legend has uploaded Iron Maiden‘s entire Maiden England Rock In Rio 2013 show, all in beautiful pro-shot.

Have a look below:

Maiden played three triumphant UK dates this year as part of their immense, multi-year, multi-continent Maiden England tour, with work on a new Maiden album rumoured to begin some time next year.

In the mean time, don’t forget to check out our awesome Monster Rock Charity Auction featuring some exclusive, original and signed Maiden Artwork. Rare doesn’t cover it.

Iron Maiden Rock In Rio 2013 Set List

Can I Play with Madness
The Prisoner
2 Minutes to Midnight
Afraid to Shoot Strangers
The Trooper
The Number of the Beast
Phantom of the Opera
Run to the Hills
Wasted Years
Seventh Son of a Seventh Son
The Clairvoyant
Fear of the Dark
Iron Maiden
Churchill’s Speech
Aces High
The Evil That Men Do
Running Free
(with Drum Solo)

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Lambesis in court

As I Lay Dying frontman Tim Lambesis has spoken publicly for the first time since his arrest in a new posting on Tumblr. According to Impericon, Lambesis posted the following statement, though he has since taken the post down, noting, “There were a couple posts in a row about a book discussion and parts of the latter were reposted out of context (it was not a press release by any means). Given the possibility of words being twisted on other sites, all posts have been taken down.”

Here’s what was up there beforehand:

“I’ve come across many comments, both private and public, asking me to explain more about my case or to explicitly state what my current worldview is.

First, I simply am not allowed to do either of those things.

Some day I will be able to tell the story of all that has happened in detail to get the facts straight and representing the many sides to this fairly complex story. In the mean time, many of you will make your assumptions and take the sensationalism of the press focusing on selling points at face value. I can’t stop that from happening, and I’ve learned something by not having that kind of control. The people who want understanding will wait until the formalities and trials are done. Strangely enough, those type of minds are the people least likely to be judgmental even if I am found guilty. Those reporting from the courtroom will only pass along select facts and the case itself will only require select facts that do not encompass the entirety events. On the other hand, the seemingly larger percentage of people delight in voicing their opinion even though I personally have never said a word about even a single detail related to my case. Unspecific to me, that is a terribly sad reality greatly in contrast to the type of discussion I intend to start by choosing to post again.

Second, all I have the ability to do right now is keep learning.

By posting again I hope to attract people like me who are willing to look at all sides of a philosophical issue to learn before they speak. In fact, I’d be happy if this whole thing was just a way to recommend further readings to each other. However, I do accept that there will be some true geniuses who will try to turn each comment section into what topic they would like to discuss instead as if they created the original post and we all stumbled on their page.

I’m out on bail, but on house arrest. My family has jobs and the ability to run errands or take an afternoon/evening out. I have the unique opportunity of being able to focus and study like I may never have again in life after this. While I can’t say that I always enjoy it, it is more valuable than I originally acknowledged.

Lastly, while I can’t say exactly what it is I believe epistemologically or metaphysically, I can explain what I’m interested in learning.

I grew up in a Christian home and held that belief myself for many years. In the process of sincerely trying to defend that belief in a scholarly way and shortly after finishing my degree, I felt that it was unreasonable to call myself a Christian in light of the evidence. Many AILD fans picked up on the not-so-subtle hints at my worldview change in a couple songs on Awakened. It was never really hidden. Anyway, after my incarceration I found myself re-evaluating topics that I had previously sworn I would never waste my time looking at again. Many can chalk that up as one point for pure boredom in an isolation cell, or you can look at it providentially as the needed circumstance and only possible way to get me to humble my mind.

Either way, I don’t want to just read aimlessly. These daily lists are a way for me understand what I’ve already covered and which topics I should get more material on to read more in depth. Since these lists are public, it is also a way for me to discover the ignorance of many people who post. To be most helpful, please stay on topic.

Today’s reading/research:

Is the Foundation of Morality Natural or Supernatural?
a debate by William Lane Craig vs Sam Harris at Notre Dame University.”

Lambesis has been charged with charged with the attempted solicitation of the murder of his estranged wife, with his next court hearing set to take place on September 16.

Lambesis has pleaded not guilty to the charges, despite the prosecution claiming that they have recorded evidence of the singer meeting with an undercover police officer to facilitate the killing, with Lambesis being accused of providing photos and address details as well as organising an alibi.

As I Lay Dying were forced to pull out of a planned US tour with Killswitch Engage as a result of the arrest.

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Trollband will soon be releasing details on the band’s upcoming, as-yet-untitled album. In the mean time, Trollband has now posted a new song online titled “Blood to the Heartwood.” Check out the new track in the player below.

The post Trollband Posts New Song “Blood To The Heartwood” appeared first on Daily Heavy Metal News.

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Wrath of Vesuvius has checked in with the following announcement about pushing back the release of the band’s new “Revelation” album: “Unfortunately, our new record is now going to be released on July 23rd. Here is our first live music video for you guys in the mean time.

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Swedish act Death Destruction will be releasing a new music video for “Money Blood Crucifixus” on May 31st, but in the mean time the band has now dropped a lyric video for the track. Check it out below. “Money Blood Crucifixus” will appear on the band’s new album “II.”

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French act Colossus is currently working on a second full-length album, and in the mean time the band has made previous 2010 release “Fragments” available online for streaming.

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We’re not sure why Steve looks photoshopped in here. He was definitely there at the time. We think.


In the mean time, Merl, Steve and Amit review Enslaved, Uncle Acid, Palm Reader AS WELL AS the Jagermeister Tour with Feed The Rhino, The Defiled, Gojira and Ghost! Plus all the usual banter and a quick looksy at our new issue with HIM on the cover!

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In the mean time, Merl, Steve and Amit review Cancer Bats, Turbowolf, Brutality Will Prevail and Empress in London, plus Kvelertak in London, plus Miss May I, Halestorm and Bullet For My Valentine in, yeah, London. We also talk about Slam Dunk’s new names, Children Of Bodom’s return, Bleed From Within, While She Sleeps, Dillinger, Killswitch Engage, loads and loads.

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Guitarist Martin Hastrup of Denmark’s Opiate has checked in with the following announcement about the band taking time off from live shows to write new material: “Hi Everybody! For the next 3-4 months I will be backpacking my way through Asia, which means that I will be taking a break from my guitar-wielding duties in Opiate. “This also means that there won’t be any shows until the summer, where we hopefully will get to play a lot of concerts for all of you crazy people out there! In the mean time, the rest of the band will focus on writing new awesome (7-string) tunes, so I will have some new stuff to learn when I come home.

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