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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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Singer Charlotte Wessels of Dutch symphonic metallers DELAIN was interviewed by The Age Of Metal prior to the band’s September 22 performance at Club Red in Tempe, Arizona as the support act for KAMELOT. You can now watch the chat below.

DELAIN recently released a special album, “Interlude”, via Napalm Records. The effort is described in in a press release as “a fantastic blend of brand-new songs, special versions and mixes of popular DELAIN tracks, covers, and the beautiful single ‘Are You Done With Me’. Thanks to the new mix, the well-known anthem shines with a new-found splendor. The album includes a special DVD featuring exclusive live footage and clips from the band’s career. ‘Interlude’ is not only a must for loyal DELAIN fans, but also for those who have not experienced the music by DELAIN so far. It is the perfect introduction to the world of DELAIN and the starting point to an emotional and bombastic journey!”

DELAIN‘s third full-length studio album, “We Are The Others”, was released in North America via the New Jersey-based top-tier progressive metal label Sensory Records. CNR Entertainment handled the release in The Netherlands and Roadrunner Records issued the CD in the rest of Europe.

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One of the year’s most unexpected doom metal albums, the debut LP from Pacific Northwestern trio Lumbar is being prepared for arrival. Southern Lord will release “The First And Last Days Of Unwelcome” on LP and digital formats this coming November 26th, followed by a CD version direct from the band and a cassette version via Holy Mountain, with all of the band’s proceeds going to aid Aaron Edge’s medical expenses and treatments. The following press release was issued about the band: “While this brutalizing slow-motion trio boasts what some are referring to as ‘supergroup’ status — containing members Aaron Edge (Himsa, Iamthethorn, Roareth, Brothers Of The Sonic Cloth), Mike Scheidt (YOB) and Tad Doyle (Tad, Brothers Of The Sonic Cloth) — Lumbar was formed by these longtime friends for much more than simply creating riffs.

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“Youniverse”, the third album from Italian modern thrashers SAWTHIS, will be released on September 30 via Bakerteam Records. The follow-up to 2010’s “Egod” sounds “more thrash-oriented and is a concept album based on the theme of multiple personality disorder,” according to a press release. The CD, which features a very special guest appearance by Rob Cavestany of DEATH ANGEL, was once again recorded at Potemkin Studios with producer Paolo Ojetti (INFERNAL POETRY).

“Youniverse” track listing:

01. The Logical Color
02. The Waking Up
03. The Voice Falls On Me
04. The Disturbed (feat. Rob Cavestany from DEATH ANGEL)
05. The Crowded Room
06. The Indeleble
07. The Impure Soul
08. The Spotlight
09. The Mad
10. The Switch
11. The Walking

The song “The Waking Up” can be streamed in the YouTube clip below.

SAWTHIS earlier in the year parted ways with guitarist Andrea Giordano due to musical differences. He has since been replaced by Janos Murri (ex-RESURRECTURIS, DARKSIDE, DEMOLITION), who has already performed with the band on two European tours.

“Egod” was released in May 2010 via Scarlet Records.



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Fan-filmed video footage of DELAIN‘s September 20 performance at Slim’s in San Francisco, California as the support act for KAMELOT can be seen below.

DELAIN recently released a special album, “Interlude”, via Napalm Records. The effort is described in in a press release as “a fantastic blend of brand-new songs, special versions and mixes of popular DELAIN tracks, covers, and the beautiful single ‘Are You Done With Me’. Thanks to the new mix, the well-known anthem shines with a new-found splendor. The album includes a special DVD featuring exclusive live footage and clips from the band’s career. ‘Interlude’ is not only a must for loyal DELAIN fans, but also for those who have not experienced the music by DELAIN so far. It is the perfect introduction to the world of DELAIN and the starting point to an emotional and bombastic journey!”

DELAIN‘s third full-length studio album, “We Are The Others”, was released in North America via the New Jersey-based top-tier progressive metal label Sensory Records. CNR Entertainment handled the release in The Netherlands and Roadrunner Records issued the CD in the rest of Europe.

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Legendary extreme-metal drummer Gene Hoglan (TESTAMENT, DEATH, STRAPPING YOUNG LAD, DARK ANGEL, DETHKLOK) made the first of a series of appearances under the “The Gene Hoglan Experience” banner last night (Saturday, September 21) at the Noctis 666 metal festival and conference in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Gene told stories and played some of the fans’ favorite songs from the fans’ favorite bands that he has performed with over the years.

Fan-filmed video footage of the event can be seen below.

Acording to a press release, “The Gene Hoglan Experience” is “an intimate gathering of metal fans brought together to celebrate the legacy and 30-year career of one of metal’s most legendary drummers.”

Hoglan came up with this concept to give the fans what they want: the ultimate “Gene” experience. In addition to telling personal stories, as mentioned above, Hoglan will reveal some of his secret techniques and tips to help all drummers and musicians of all levels.

You get to meet Hoglan and have access to his exclusive merchandise from Gene himself.

You get to ask Hoglan anything you want!

As previously reported, Gene has set “The Atomic Clock: The Clock Strikes Two” as the title of his upcoming DVD. The disc will feature “a lot of the stuff I have been doing at my clinics,” Gene told MediaMikes.com.

He added: “For this release, I was able to get the licenses for the songs I am playing. Everything from DEATH, TESTAMENT and MELDRUM are going to be on there. The new DVD has a lot of depth to it, and I have tried to improve on everything included.”

The jam-packed DVD is available for pre-sale now, with several awesome package options.

Hoglan takes a moment to explain the portions of the second “The Atomic Clock” DVD that are set in stone: “I’d like to take a moment to tell you guys about something I’m extremely excited about, my upcoming DVD. It is going to be roughly two hours of awesome footage of not only me behind the kit playing, but tons of interviews with some the greats that I’ve had the honor to play with over the last couple of years. Guys from TESTAMENT, DETHKLOK, ANTHRAX, and many others. There will also of course be a load of tips and insights from me to hopefully propel players of all calibers (and instruments, for that matter) up to the next level.

“Now, the most exciting part of the ‘songs that I play’ portion of the program, is that on the new DVD, I will be performing to the actual recorded tracks from some of your favorite bands that I have played for (or am currently playing). That’s pretty darned cool, if ya ask me!

“We at Hoglan Industries are eagerly looking forward to its release before the end of the year, and I will keep everybody regularly updated to its progress in the ensuing weeks.”

Hoglan is heralded and is inspirational to many, even outside of his drumming and now celebrates a 30-year career in music as metal’s in-demand legendary drummer. Gene is the only metal drummer to accomplish two No. 1 records on the rock charts in 2012 with TESTAMENT‘s “Dark Roots Of Earth” and DETHKLOK‘s “Dethalbum III”.

Through a major lifestyle change, Hoglan has beat diabetes and lost over 160 lbs.

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Finnish dark/doom metallers HANGING GARDEN will release a brand new EP, “I Was A Soldier”, on November 18 via Lifeforce Records. “I Was A Soldier” will be available as a strictly limited (200 copies) seven-inch single and as a digital EP.

“I Was A Soldier” track listing:

01. Winter To Summer Adverse
02. I Was A Soldier
03. Will You Share This Ending With Me (digital bonus track)

A teaser for the EP can be seen below.

HANGING GARDEN‘s third album, “At Every Door”, came out on January 28 in Europe and February 5 in North America via Lifeforce Records. Musically, the CD “has much more variety than the previous two, combining influences from CULT OF LUNA all the way to SIGUR ROS,” according to a press release. “When it comes to lyrical themes, HANGING GARDEN has always been about dystopic visions of the ouroborean fate that quite likely awaits man. Before, Matti Reinola was mostly responsible for the lyrics, but on this album they were mostly done by Toni [Toivonen, vocals].”

HANGING GARDEN is:

Jussi Kirves – Bass
Jussi Hämäläinen – Guitar, Vocals
Mikko Kolari – Guitar
Antti Ruokola – Drums
Toni Toivonen – Vocals
Nino Hynninen – Keyboards

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Svart Records has announced November 14th, 2013 as the release date of Tombstoned’s self-titled debut album. The following press release was issued about the band: “Committing their their first undead body to the earth, Tombstoned are veritable funeral directors of doom, kicking up new dirt in the old graveyard with a warm vintage sound that’s as fresh as it is genuine. Dragging along truckloads of smoking riffs and coffins of classic, doom-laden heavy rock ‘n’ roll, these young stalwarts of psych-rock have the real magic of a future classic.

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“.44”, the new video from Finnish technical death metallers DE LIRIUM’S ORDER (DLO), can be seen below. The clip was produced by Jukka Pihlajaniemi (Yellow Bucket) and was filmed at the Tuska open air metal festival in June 2013 in Helsinki, Finland. The song features a guest appearance by Lars Eikind (BEFORE THE DAWN, WINDS, KHOLD), who performs the clean vocals

According to a press release, “.44” “investigates a mindset of a school killer, exploring a dark past and eventually, depicting the delirium that takes a hold on its victim, the killer.”

“.44” comes off DE LIRIUM’S ORDER‘s third album, “Veniversum”, which was released in March 2012 via DLO Productions, distributed by Inverse Records.

“Veniversum” track listing:

01. Autistic Savant
02. .44
03. Maximum Sentence
04. Seppuku
05. The Gravity of Crime
06. Schizophrenic
07. My Kingdom from Baekdu
08. The Aftermath

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NYC-based duo Psalm Zero will release a debut 7″ single entitled “Force My Hand” on November 19th. The following press release was also issued about the band: “Psalm Zero is comprised of guitarist Andrew Hock, of acclaimed black metal band Castevet, and bassist Charlie Looker, of recently-disbanded art-rock cult heroes Extra Life. The two musicians construct a wall of drum machines, programming and synth gear and electronics in studio and onstage and both contribute equally to the vocal delivery to carry out their musical vision.

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