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Elize Ryd of Swedish metallers AMARANTHE has uploaded an audio recording of her singing the NIGHTWISH song “Nemo”. Ryd laid down the vocals for the track in 2006 when the Finnish symphonic metal band was seeking a replacement for Tarja Turunen. Check it out below.

Says Ryd: “I’ve been saving this for a special moment. And now when I became a singer as I was dreaming of… and been travelling all over the world and met fantastic people and also NIGHTWISH on stage. And have such wonderful fans.

“It is a amazing memory from the day when NIGHTWISH sent me a demo with music and ask me to put my voice on it!! So here it is. ‘Nemo’ from the NIGHTWISH audition 2006!!”

Ryd, who has been touring the world as a backing singer vocalist for KAMELOT, filled in for then-NIGHTWISH singer Anette Olzon for a show in Denver, Colorado in September 2012 because Olzon was suffering from fever and vomiting and was forced to spend the night at a local hospital.

In a recent interview, Ryd stated about the Denver gig: “It was a very special thing.

“I love NIGHTWISH and I’ve sung their songs many times for myself. [laughs]

“They asked me if I would be willing to sing for them that night, and we decided that if the audience agreed it was okay for them that I sing, of course I was going to help NIGHTWISH out so they could do the show. At least with some singing so they wouldn’t have to do it all instrumental.”

She added: “It was a little bit like a dream come true for me because I always wanted to sing for NIGHTWISH. [laughs] I did audition for them years ago, so to actually be on stage with them was great. And the response from the crowd really helped. I was almost crying on stage because the people were so supportive.”

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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.

Comments No Comments » editor-in-chief Rick Florino recently conducted an interview with SLIPKNOT and SCAR THE MARTYR drummer Joey Jordison. A couple of excerpts from the chat follow below. The album becomes an epic journey from start to finish. You’ve got to listen to it from beginning to end because there’s so much going on, and it’s all connected in a fluid way.

Jordison: You know, it’s really cool that you noticed that. When I was writing all of that shit, I’d complete a track and be like, “Alright, what am I feeling? What would be cool after this track? What emotion am I going into right now? What am I hearing in my heard right now? Where should I go?” It wasn’t like I was writing a song and saying, “Oh, we’ll just try to fit it in somewhere”. It was like I’d right one song and think, “What am I feeling next?” Sometimes, it would take a while, and I’d have to listen to a song over and over. However, every song was an emotional result of a previous song. I completed this song and now where am I going? It’s cool that you picked up on it because that’s exactly what it is. What’s your favorite memory of [late SLIPKNOT bassist] Paul Gray from “Vol. 3: The Subliminal Verses”? He’s all over that record…

Jordison: Oh yeah, he is. Man, what is not a good memory of Paul? You know? They’re all great. His room was directly underneath mine. I remember one night we were sitting up late and listening to rough tracks of the record. I remember Paul looking around the room and saying, “This is the best work we’ve ever done!” I was like, “You know what? It is!” He was like, “This is the best we’ve done to date, man”. I said, “Absolutely.” We were sitting in his room playing guitar until late at night. It was one of those nights where we just connected about music and were reflecting on all the songs. If you see those pictures that Shawn [Crahan, SLIPKNOT percussionist] took on the inside of the record sleeve, one of those was the doorway to Paul‘s room. That’s where we hung a lot and connected on music and tracks we were doing at the time. It was a special time when we made that record in the Houdini Mansion. Where are you in terms of writing for SLIPKNOT?

Jordison: Whenever I pick up a guitar and I’m not doing anything, I’m always writing riffs. That’s all we’re doing. We’ve all got a shitload of riffs. We’re always writing. Even though we haven’t gotten together, there’s plenty of material there. We talk to each other all the time on our cell phones and all of that when we’re on tour in different spots of the world. We’re all working. It hasn’t found its time yet. We’re continuing to write though. We’re always writing. We’re going to have so much shit, it might have to be a double record. [laughs]

Read the entire interview at

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Crossfaith: smashing up a stage near you soon

For our banging current issue, out now, we headed to Las Vegas with party-hungry Japanese rave metallers, Crossfaith. As you can imagine, they had some amazing stories to tell. Like how frontman Kenta Koie got pissed up and climbed a mountain that time.

“I was so drunk!” says the man himself. “I woke up on top of the mountain! Well, not woke up, but I lost my memory and realised I was on top of a mountain.”

Why would he do that, you may ask?

“Because I was so drunk,” he answers. Obviously.

Read more from the lads in our new issue, out RIGHT NOW.

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Metallica will be releasing a full soundtrack to their upcoming mega-movie Metallica Through The Never, which lands this September in eye-popping 3D.

The soundtrack is basically a mini-greatest hits and will be released on September 23. Check out the tracklisting below…

Metallica Through The Never Tracklist

Disc 1
‘The Ecstasy Of Gold’
‘Creeping Death’
‘For Whom The Bell Tolls’
‘Ride The Lightning’
‘The Memory Remains’
‘Wherever I May Roam’
‘…And Justice For All’

Disc 2
‘Master Of Puppets’
‘Nothing Else Matters’
‘Enter Sandman’
‘Hit The Lights’

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Chi Cheng of Deftones

Chi Cheng: 1970~2013

A raffle in memory of Deftones bassist Chi Cheng has been put together to raise money for some of the amazing organisations, treatment centres and charities that helped Chi during his recovery after that horrific 2008 car crash that, ultimately and tragically, claimed his life.

Chi sadly passed away in April after a four-and-a-half year battle, but his memory lives on, and this is a great chance to raise some money for some extremely worthy causes, with prizes including tickets to Reading and Leeds, Converse trainers, CDs, merch, posters and gear signed by the likes of Deftones, Letlive. The Ghost Inside, The Bronx, Skindred, Feed The Rhino, Gallows, Johnny Cupcakes, You Me At Six and many more.

To enter the raffle, head to

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The incredible collaboration between Serj Tankian, Devin Townsend and Ihsahn now has a music video! Dedicated to Nelson Mandela and the memory of Lucky Dube (1964-2007)

The post Revolution Harmony – We Are (Serj Tankian, Ihsahn, Devin Townsend) appeared first on Metal Injection.

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Acclaimed guitarist Jeff Kollman (BOMBASTIC MEATBATS, COSMOSQUAD, GLENN HUGHES) has announced the release of his latest digital single, “Brother To Brother”, dedicated to the memory of his brother and former EDWIN DARE bandmate, Tommy Kollman, which is now available via iTunes and other outlets.

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The Ronnie James Dio Stand Up And Shout Cancer Fund will launch its new Check Yourself cancer awareness program at the 2013 Orion Music + More festival at Belle Isle outside of Detroit, Michigan this weekend (June 8-9) The organization, founded in memory of the world-renowned voice of DIO, RAINBOW, BLACK SABBATH and HEAVEN & HELL, participate in the festival’s “My World Village” designated area fo

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If you’re 555…

Download’s less than two weeks away! We ask Slipknot / Stone Sour mainman Corey Taylor some essential festival queries…

You’re playing twice this year? That’s just greedy!

You know, you’d think just playing Download once would be OK. But apparently I just have to be there all fuckin’ three days now, as some weird American ambassador. But hey, I’m in! I get to see a bunch of great bands, have a good time and play… I’m fucking stoked man.

How many times have you been to Donington?

Oh for fuck’s sake! I think the first time was with Stone Sour in 2003. So I’ve been there about four times with each band and then I played an acoustic set last year. This will be my first time being there for the whole fuckin’ weekend, I might as well just have a house just outside of Derby for Christ’s sakes! The cool thing is that every time I’m there, I’m just so ecstatic. Going to Donington and Download is not even a pilgrimage anymore. It’s like going to the world’s greatest amusement park, knowing I’m going to sit on every fuckin’ ride, eat all the fuckin’ food and make myself sick from being happy. It’s my favourite time of the year, and the fact I’ve been there in some sort of capacity for the past ten years, I’m pretty ecstatic about it!

What’s your favourite Donington memory?

Obviously, the night we headlined with Slipknot in 2009 was something else. It’s hard to describe if you haven’t been in that moment. It had been 10 years of doing this professionally with Slipknot, since our debut album came out. It took 10 years for us to get to the point where we were headlining. It’s a festival I’ve been reading about my whole life as a metal fan, as a rock fan. So words can’t really describe the emotions that were going through me, I was on the verge of fuckin’ tears during the first four songs. I couldn’t believe we’d made it that far, that night will always be very special to me. Especially now, knowing we got to do it before Paul passed away. I’m really looking forward to this year, but it means so much that we did that with Paul. It means the world to me.

What are you most looking forward to about playing this year?

With what band, ha ha?! I’m really excited about the Slipknot set, I can’t give too much away because we’ve changed the setup a bit. We’re dusting off some classics, let’s put it that way. I’m really looking forward to playing with Stone Sour, especially the first three songs of that set. I can’t wait for the audience to sing along to Absolute Zero – I mean that song is tailor made for England! Just thinking about that moment is giving me chills…

Which bands on the bill are you most excited about?

I’m gonna try to see as many bands as I can, but I’m never going to miss Maiden. Doesn’t matter where I am or who I am with, I will definitely be watching Maiden. They’re one of my top five bands ever! There’s a handful of other bands I’m hoping to see, but it all depends on my press schedule. I would like to apologise to anyone trying to schedule during Maiden’s set… but you’re not getting a fuckin’ interview. It’s just that fuckin’ simple. That’s basically mission one – if I can see Maiden, that’s my weekend made!

If you could only pack five things to take with you, what would they be?

Wet wipes, because it’s gross out there and the running water they have, you don’t exactly want to put your body in. A case of bottled water, because like I said any running water there you won’t wanna exactly put your mouth on. One of those big packages of Herschey’s chocolate bars, because I’m a chocolate junkie! A carton of smokes and fresh underwear. Because I know there’ll be at least four or five bands that will blow me away.

Download 2013 takes place June 14-16. Grab your tickets now

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