Posts Tagged “Mixture”

On March 12, singer/bassist Schmier of German thrash metal veterans DESTRUCTION was interviewed by Nick Perkel (a.k.a. Japan Nick), a contributing writer for The Aquarian Weekly and host of “Japan Nick’s Rock And Metal Pandemonium” on Montclair State University’s WMSC 90.3 radio station. Asked about his recently announced side project with members of ACCEPT, Schmier said: “It’s actually the drummer, Stefan [Schwarzman], who used to play for RUNNING WILD for many years, and he’s playing for ACCEPT now for many years also. And it’s Herman Frank, the guitar player. We met on several festivals in the last years and we’ve been hanging out. And they’re great guys. And we liked each other since point one. And somehow we had this crazy idea that in between ACCEPT and DESTRUCTION breaks, we could do something together. Because Stefan lives very close by now; he moved down here where I live. So we started to do some stuff, some rehearsals, and it turned out really great.”

He continued: “I’ve been doing this HEADHUNTER project back in the ’90s, and that was also a mix of classical heavy metal with a little bit of DESTRUCTION. So now I’m gonna go back to using my DESTRUCTION vibes, but the music is gonna be much more classical heavy metal, but it’s also, of course, gonna be more heavy and a little more powerful than ACCEPT stuff. So it’s gonna be a nice mixture. It fits really well.

“We have already written five songs. It’s actually still not really so official. So you’re one of the first persons that is interviewing me about this. I only did one interview before, with a guy from Israel, who basically put this on Blabbermouth back in the day.

“We still don’t have a name for the band. We’re writing songs right now, and as soon as we have a demo, then we’re gonna put out an official statement. But we’re having those five songs recorded now as a pre-demo, so when I’m coming back from [touring] the States [with DESTRUCTION], then we’re gonna enter the studio and record a pre-recording for the final album. So I’m excited. It sounds great. It sounds fresh. To me, it’s something different than DESTRUCTION, so it’s a great experience. And the guys are, of course… especially Herman, he’s a little bit older than me. He’s like my big, old brother. He has a lot more experience. Even if I am in the business for a long time, he has some more years, so I can learn from him. And it’s very interesting.”

He added: “I love classical heavy metal; it’s my fucking favorite. And it’s gonna be fun to do that. So I’m really looking forward to it. It’s a great side project.

“I’m not somebody who likes to sit at home the whole day. I like to be entertained and play music and have fun. And I’m looking forward to this new thing.”

Regarding whether fans can expect to hear the first music from the new project before the end of 2014, Schmier said: “It could be by the end of this year. If everything works out, we’re gonna have demos in April/May. Then look for a label. So we could enter the studio in the summer. So I hope it’s gonna happen. But, I mean, I have to do a DESTRUCTION album also, which will have top priority, of course. So we’ll see how everything goes. But I think the way it goes right now, the project will be [in the studio] earlier [than DESTRUCTION]. ‘Cause we have five songs done, and we already have new ideas. So if we find a good label fast, then it should be out by the end of the year.”

DESTRUCTION‘s 30th-anniversary album, “Spiritual Genocide”, was released on November 23, 2012 via Nuclear Blast Records. The follow-up to 2011’s “Day Of Reckoning” was recorded at Gernhart Studios in Troisdorf, Germany with engineer Martin Buchwalter and was mixed by Andy Classen. The album features guest appearances by Thomas “Angelripper” Such (SODOM), Andreas “Gerre” Geremia (TANKARD) and Ol Drake (EVILE). In addition, the “Mad Butcher”/“Release From Agony” lineup of DESTRUCTION — featuring guitarist Harry Wilkens and drummer Oliver Kaiser — reunited for one song.

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On March 13, Metalholic.com conducted an interview with HELLOWEEN singer Andi Deris. You can now listen to the chat below.

Deris has returned with his first solo album since 1999. Not so much a solo effort in its original sense, but recorded in a band environment to achieve a real band feeling, “Million Dollar Haircuts On Ten Cent Heads” was released on November 22, 2013 via earMUSIC.

Written and composed by Andi Deris himself, “Million Dollar Haircuts On Ten Cent Heads” has a crispy, modern sound to it. The diverse, high-class production is snotty, dirty and brutally honest and is described in a press release as “a healthy mixture of HELLOWEEN‘s recent records combined with ‘Master Of The Rings’ tradition (Andi‘s first HELLOWEEN album).”

Recorded together with his band BAD BANKERS, “Million Dollar Haircuts On Ten Cent Heads” sees Deris criticizing the economic system and its corruption. Although the topic may seem a bit dull, the heavy guitar riffs and Deris‘ recognizable voice clearly make a point: “fuck banks, fuck managers, fuck bankers.” He explains: “Obviously we despise everything around banks, managers and bankers who are clearly responsible for the shit that goes on nowadays (and most certainly in our future), so it felt very good to vocally tell them what we think about them. Sure, therefore it’s highly explicit but hey… who gives a fuck? That’s what they deserve… and it helps the music to really kick some ass.”

“Million Dollar Haircuts On Ten Cent Heads” standard CD track listing:

01. Cock
02. Will We Ever Change
03. Banker’s Delight (DOA)
04. Blind
05. Don’t Listen To The Radio (TWOTW 1938)
06. Who Am I
07. Must Be Dreaming
08. The Last Days Of Rain
09. Enamoria 1.8
10. This Could Go On Forever
11. I Sing Myself Away

“Million Dollar Haircuts On Ten Cent Heads” limited-edition digipak track listing:

CD1

01. Cock
02. Will We Ever Change
03. Banker’s Delight (DOA)
04. Blind
05. Don’t Listen To The Radio (TWOTW 1938)
06. Who Am I
07. Must Be Dreaming
08. The Last Days Of Rain
09. Enamoria 1.8
10. This Could Go On Forever
11. I Sing Myself Away

CD2

01. Behind Dead Eyes (unreleased track; demo)
02. Little Lies (unreleased track; demo)
03. TWOTW 1938 (Don’t Listen To The Radio) (unreleased demo version)
04. Must Be Dreaming (unreleased demo version)
05. EnAmoria (unreleased demo version)

“Million Dollar Haircuts On Ten Cent Heads” vinyl track listing:

A1. Cock
A2. Will We Ever Change
A3. Banker’s Delight (DOA)
A4. Blind
A5. Don’t Listen To The Radio (TWOTW 1938)

B1. Who Am I
B2. Must Be Dreaming
B3. The Last Days Of Rain
B4. Enamoria 1.8
B5. This Could Go On Forever
B6. I Sing Myself Away

ANDI DERIS AND THE BAD BANKERS lineup:

Andi Deris (Bad Vocals, Bad Guitars)
Nico Martin (Bad Guitars)
Jezoar Marrero (Bad Bass)
Nasim López-Palacios (Bad Drums)

Interview:

“Blind” audio stream:

“Don’t Listen To The Radio (TWOTW 1938)” audio stream:

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Metallicaaaaaaaaah

Metallica are streaming a live version of seminal track Master Of Puppets, taken from the soundtrack for epic new 3D spectacular Metallica: Through The Never.

Have a listen here

The film features a mixture of Metallica footage recorded at some particularly immense shows last year, as well as a plot featuring upcoming actor Dan Dehaan, who plays a Metallica roadie caught up in some sort of rioting fighty stuff. Or something.

Anyway, the trailer is fucking awesome!

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Invictus Productions announces September 30th as the international release date for Slutvomit’s debut album, “Swarming Darkness.” The following press release was issued about the band: “A compelling mixture of all that is irreverent and utterly unholy from the entire career of Satanic, underground heavy metal, Slutvomit owes its influences to all that made black and death metal truly great in the mid ’80s. “Equal parts Possessed, Morbid Angel, Incubus, and Necrovore from their demo glory days, Slutvomit is a hysterical bastard child of these progenitors. Hard, fast, blasphemous, Slutvomit is for fans of Nifelheim, Destroyer 666, and Watain, as well as classic bands like Bathory, Morbid Angel, Possessed, and Sodom.” The track listing is as follows: 1

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Metallicaaaaaaaaah

Metallica will premiere their upcoming 3D movie spectacular Metallica Through The Never at the Toronto International Film Festival on September 9!

“Now in its 38th year, Toronto International Film Festival is the most respected and prominent film festival in North America with many major films making their worldwide debuts there (last year’s festival brought in nearly 300 feature films from over 70 different countries!),” say the band in a statement. “Through The Never will screen in the special IMAX at TIFF section and we’ll be on hand for the red-carpet premiere, to introduce the film and will spend some time in Toronto to chat with the press.”

The film features a mixture of Metallica footage recorded at some particularly immense shows last year, as well as a plot featuring upcoming actor Dan Dehaan, who plays a Metallica roadie caught up in some sort of rioting fighty stuff. Or something.

Anyway, the trailer is fucking awesome!

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This is a real band named Russkaja, and this is what they sound like. They categorize themselves as "serving up a mixture of wicked polka beats, trash metal, world jazz and Zappa-Rock" and label themselves as "Russian Turbo Polka Metal". If you dig bands like Gogol Bordello, I think you'll dig this. Their new album, …

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The nouveau thrash movement may or may not be dead, but, regardless of how you feel about the genre's well being, Texas' Power Trip are coming to trash your apartment and mosh you into a bloody pulp. Manifest Decimation, out June 11th on Southern Lord, is a caustic mixture of crossover thrash, hardcore, and just …

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Blood Command: The Only Way Is Norway

If you’ve not heard of Blood Command yet, by all sane reasoning and any sense of justice in this world, you’re definitely about to hear a hell of a lot from them. Not only have they now firmly consolidated themselves as one of the best bands to come out of Norway in recent years, but in the electric Funeral Beach, they produced one of the best albums of 2012.

“We got together as a studio project at first – it was just me, our drummer and Silje [Tombre, frontwoman],” reveals guitarist and driving force of the band, Yngve Anderson. “We just wanted to record some fun stuff, and we went into the studio and recorded our first EP after we’d been a band for about a month or something! It was after we got a lot of good [feedback] for that first EP that we decided to make this a full band. We also got nomitated for Best New Band in a national radio competition with bands like Kvelertak, and it went from there.”

Since then the trio have gone about steadily carving themselves a reputation as one of Norway’s finest exports in recent years, managing to meld the high-octane punk ‘n’ roll of Kvelertak with the soaring, anthemic melodies of heavier pop punk mainstays like Billy Talent and the fleshy modern hardcore of Cancer Bats, all pinned together by the unsettling, screeching tones of Silje. There’s also elements of grunge, showgaze, pop and…erm…disco. Seriously. Where has it all come from?!

“We grew up on a lot of bands like New Order and Depeche Mode, a lot of that 80s pop,” explains Silje of the band’s maddening mixture of influences. “When this was still just a studio project, we were already experimenting with melody and synthesisers and stuff like that. As a singer, my personal influences go through everything from hardcore through to stuff like Sigur Ros.”

Lyrically the band deal with a range of subject, from more introvert themes of love and emotional reflection to society-slamming tirades. As Yngve notes, there’s plenty of inspiration around to get pissed off at.

“Our lyrics are about aggression, fucked-up love, people you hate, situations you hate and the system that you hate,” he states emphatically. “It’s really ‘Fuck the world!’ It can be simple things in your community, it can be bigger things. It’s everything, everyday life. You’ll find [stuff to be angry about] every fucking place you go.”

Whatever it is that has them pissed, it’s working. Funeral Beach is a gloriously triumphant piece of work, taking the strengths that 2010 debut Ghostclocks laid down and 2011′s Hand Us The Alpha Male EP nurtured and moulding them into something spectacular. If Blood Command have slipped under your radar up until now, they’ll be bang in your sights very, very soon.

Beach Funeral is out now via Fysisk Format

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Dave Mustaine believes that the trail left by airplanes are a mixture of chemicals being sprayed by the government, and says only a fool would argue against it.

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Prophecy Productions has issued the following announcement about inking a deal with Amber Asylum:

“For more than 15 years now, Amber Asylum from San Francisco have been forging a style which is hard to pinpoint, described by multi-instrumentalist Kris Force, the artistic leader of a shifting pool of studio- and live-musicians, as a mixture between Neoclassic and Dark Ambient with hints at Neofolk, Industrial and Doom Metal. Right from the beginning, sinister string-arrangements and female vocals in combination with dragging rhythms of the hypnotic kind have been the main characteristics of Amber Asylum, which according to the band tackle the core of being and achieve a cathartic effect.

“Today, Prophecy Productions proudly announce their collaboration with Amber Asylum in order to re-release the band’s entire back catalogue as well as three further albums. The follow-up to 2009′s ‘Bitter River’ is currently being recorded and will most probably be released in 2013 alongside the new editions of the earlier albums.”

The band also stated, “I am very pleased to come aboard Prophecy with the entire back catalogue. It is Amber Asylum’s personal singularity and the end to a long journey home. I hope to devote more time to the craft of actual music making and production while trusting the amazing team at Prophecy Productions to bring it to the world. On behalf of the entire collective of Amber Asylum we move forward with enthusiasm and gratitude.”

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