Posts Tagged “Raw”

– September 3rd, 2013 – Dutch Death metal giants HAIL OF BULLETS have launched the first video teaser for their upcoming new album! Click HERE to check it out and listen to the first bits of the new album, get info on the album title and view the front art! A full new song, track listing and pre-order options will be launched next Monday, September, 9th. Mark the date in your calendars! Death Metal guru Dan Swanö about the new HOB longplayer: “Hail of Bullets return for their 3rd album, armed to the teeth with a thunderous Death Metal onslaught that combines the raw ferocity of the 1st album with the more expanded arrangements of the 2nd. A Death Metal masterpiece!” The band’s previous effort, “On Divine Winds,” was one of the most critically acclaimed death metal releases in 2010

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– August 26th, 2013 – Available October 29th on Metal Blade Records Swedish rockers Noctum have confirmed an October 29th release date for their Metal Blade Records debut Final Sacrifice .  Today the artwork and track listing have been revealed. The cover art was painted by Timo Ketola (Sunn o))), Arktau Eos) and fits perfectly with the album’s raw, natural sound. The track “Liberty in Death” can be previewed HERE .

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Aniruddh “Andrew” Bansal of Metal Assault recently conducted an interview with vocalist Dez Fafara of California metallers DEVILDRIVER. A couple of excerpts from the chat follow below.

Metal Assault: Your new album, “Winter Kills”, is coming out on August 27th via Napalm Records. I was listening to it, and I think it’s pretty dynamic. It’s very raw in many ways but it’s also melodic. Would you say that’s a fair description?

Dez: Yeah, absolutely! It’s got a lot of presence to it. It’s upfront and not over-produced. The vocals for pretty much every single track were recorded in first takes, so it has a very “live” feel. It’s full of groove and hooks, and has very tight arrangements. So yeah, that’s a fair assessment.

Metal Assault: Talking of the past two records, “Pray For Villains” was a pretty melodic, metalcore-type album but then “Beast” was a lot heavier, and now you are coming out with “Winter Kills”. What would you say about the musical changes from album to album? Are you going heavier with each one?

Dez: Well, I wouldn’t exactly say that. I think DEVILDRIVER has a signature sound that drives every single record, but then every record has to be different. So if you listen to “The Last Kind Words” and then “Pray For Villains”, they are very different. And again, “Beast” is different from “Pray For Villains”. That one, for me, was definitely a more melodic record, and “Beast” was a more ferocious, volatile, almost punk rock record. We tend to not make the same piece of art twice, so that’s where we are with that.

Metal Assault: In terms of your vocals on this album, physically how did the challenge compare to what you did on previous albums?

Dez: Oh, I found myself extremely focused on this record because I built a home studio. You’d think that placing yourself in an unfamiliar environment away from home would actually add to that raw feeling or that pushing edge that blues, punk rock and metal need when you’re recording, but I found that it was quite the opposite and working in that manner was taking me away from that feeling. So I built my home studio and what I found was focus. I got almost all of it in first takes. If we didn’t get something in the first take, we would start with it again the next day itself because I wanted to keep that vibe going. Vocally, I think the songs have hit the mark on this album and combined well with the writing of the other musicians in the band. All around, I’m really happy with this record and I’m excited to put it out.

Metal Assault: This is your first release on Napalm Records. Before you started writing or at any time during the process, was there any directive from them as to what they expected from you or did they just let you run with whatever you wanted to do?

Dez: Well, we’re with Napalm here in the States and overseas, we’re also with Roadrunner Records and Warner Bros. in Australia, and we signed with Metal Blade for Japan. So, I don’t think any of our label partners were telling us what to do. We knew we had a record in us even before we were making any of these deals. We knew what we had to do and we had to really come to the table. For a lot of bands, the first two records are great and then everything after that is an attempt to follow or match that. I don’t think DEVILDRIVER is one of those bands. I think we keep getting better on each record. Each record has our signature sound, but there is evolution and growth in the band each time. Any time there’s growth in art, it’s better. So, the labels just expected us to deliver whatever we were going to do art-wise.

Read the entire interview at Metal Assault.

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This EP makes me salivate thinking of what may come next from this Los Angeles ‘band’. One thing I know for sure is this… I want more new original material!

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Australia’s The Nuremberg Code has posted a music video online for “A Language For Friends,” which can be found in the player below. The following press release was also issued about the clip: “This Melbournian band is a raw cocktail of metal and hardcore with some really catchy grooves

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As the follow-up to “Wanderer On The Continent Of Saplings” ( reviewed here ), Canadian folk metal outfit Thrawsunblat will be releasing a 3 song acoustic EP. The “Vast Arboreal Sky” EP will feature raw and rearranged versions of “Vastland,” “She Arboreal,” and “Black Sky.” The tracks will be released via the Thrawsunblat Bandcamp profile .

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Hypnotic Dirge Records has checked in with the following announcement about inking a deal with Obsidian Tongue: “We are very pleased to announce the signing of the massachusetts-based black metal duo, Obsidian Tongue. HDR will be releasing their upcoming second full-length album ‘A Nest of Ravens in the Throat of Time’ in late July! “Cold, unwavering, primal black metal with a rich organic sound and real melodic sensibilities, Obsidian Tongue has been praised for their exceptional balance of the melodic and raw aspects of black metal, and that is certainly apparent in the new material.

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Limp Bizkit: Better than you

Limp Bizkit frontman Fred Durst checked in with Hammer from the studio, where the band are recording their seventh studio album, Stampede Of The Disco Elephants, with producer Ross Robinson.

How’s the new record looking at this stage, Fred?

“I’m finishing vocals on the new album. It’s sounding pretty awesome actually. It’s really raw, heavy, groove. It’s honest, it’s the record we wanted to make. We got in there and just let things go, kept it a little… I turned it up a few notches, better than being in that comfort zone as the last couple of experiences. I feel like it’s going pretty good, we’re really happy with it. It’s definitely an anti-radio record – a couple of the grooves are kinda catchy, but we went in thinking that anything too catchy, we’re just discarding it. It’s kind of fun in that way.”

Are you playing with people’s heads or simply challenging yourselves?

“We wanted to try and feel what it was like when we started out. We started out in this garage in Jacksonsville, Florida, at this guy’s house. It was about 10 feet by 15 feet this garage, so [this time we] found a place that was in a really bad part of town that was about 10 by 15 feet, and just crammed everything in there, and just jammed and recorded. And the vocals I’m doing in such a raw sort of way.

“The venues we’re gonna play on this US run, we’re trying to book all the venues we first booked as Limp Bizkit. Like, ridiculously small ones. Just to kind of get that excitement when we had nothing, and we had nothing to lose. We want to get that back.”

Limp Bizkit play Download Festival In June

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THE CULT will perform its 1987 album “Electric”, raw and unfiltered, on tour in 2013, an event branded as “Electric 13”.

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Graveyard BBQ quickly rose to fame when they won the “Be a Guitar Hero” contest to have a song featured in the Guitar Hero soundtrack.

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