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Mesopotamian kings of blackened thrash metal MELECHESH have announced the addition of drummer Sasha Horn to the group’s ranks.

Commented MELECHESH mainman, songwriter, singer and guitarist Ashmedi: “After a lengthy search, MELECHESH are proud to announce the inclusion of new drummer Sasha ‘Sin’ Horn. Sin as in the Mesopotamian moon god. He will be appearing on the upcoming album, which we will follow up with more details. Meanwhile, he flew in from the USA to our rehearsal room in Germany to work with the band on new material and meet the label guys and the chemistry was great. His drumming skills will sure bring in an extra kick to the new album.”

Since there were rumors and uncertainties of the current second guitarist of MELECHESH, the pioneering band clarified the situation in the following statement: “After one show, it became obvious things wouldn’t work out with Sirus, so we mutually agreed to go separate ways. For now, the position is not vacant until a great talent crosses our ways. Ashmedi will track guitars and former guitarist and longtime friend Moloch might be flying to the studio for recordings, but not touring as well. We have two great touring guitarist who are friends of ours and will step in as live session musicians.”

MELECHESH is currently writing material for its upcoming sixth album.

The band’s latest CD and Nuclear Blast debut, “The Epigenesis”, was released in 2010 and received rave reviews all over the globe, followed by eight tours with the likes of SEPTICFLESH and NILE.

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“No Way Out”, the new video from Canadian metal veterans ANNIHILATOR, can be seen below. The clip accompanies the band on their tour from the airport to the hotel room, from the rehearsal room to the stage at the Wacken Open Air festival in Wacken, Germany in front of over 80,000 metal fans.

“No Way Out” comes off ANNIHILATOR‘s 14th studio album, “Feast”, which sold around 800 copies in the United States in its first week of release.

Asked what the tipping point was in terms of ANNIHILATOR shifting its focus away from North America, ANNIHILATOR mainman Jeff Waters told Dead Rhetoric: “[ANNIHILATOR‘s original record label] Roadrunner dropped everything that was metal. There were no bands left from that purge — Canadian or United States — that had the word metal in it. You had Robb Flynn from VIO-LENCE turn into MACHINE HEAD. They didn’t start off with the thrash they have been playing recently — they had red jumpsuits on and changed their sound/image. Bands lost their record deals — nobody was in a position to carry on. Most bands just got jobs, some bands adapted and got rid of their name, changed musicians and went on. For MACHINE HEAD, that worked. We said, this is what we do. We had the luck of Europe and Japan staying with these styles and still buying our music.

“My opinion would be much different if those two territories had not been there, I probably would have been quite bitter and depressed.

“We didn’t have an option in North America unless I wanted to change the name of the band and play a different form of music. ‘Set The World On Fire’ didn’t do well in North America, but it was the second-biggest album for us ever in Japan, and ‘King Of The Kill’ was the biggest one there. ‘Set The World On Fire’ had us headlining to 80,000 people at the Dynamo festival in Europe, so we were going up but North America didn’t see that. I didn’t have time to tour the world and try to break back in Canada and the United States. Playing this was not the kind of music the labels wanted to sign anyway, a traditional form of heavy metal and thrash metal. Fans may have wanted it, but the industry didn’t, the clubs didn’t, the booking agents didn’t. They weren’t having it in 1993. I just decided I would vacation here and live in Canada, but do my hobby and living where people wanted me in Europe and Japan.

“My son is over 18; I can now tour wherever I want. With the Internet, it is awesome. The fans are finding us and wondering why we haven’t been releasing records in North America and touring there. They think I don’t like them, which is another misconception. If a label would sign me there, I would gladly tour, and now we got a deal through UDR Music/EMI, so there are no excuses.”

Regarding the state of the metal scene in 2013, Waters said: “We are in a slight little lull here. ANTHRAX, you had your singer switch with Joey Belladonna coming back, a great album and tour, so we are waiting for a new record and hoping it’s going to be a kick-ass record. You’ve got SLAYER who has lost the amazing Jeff Hanneman, but Kerry King also wrote a lot of their big songs too. They lost the team but they still have the one guy who could bring them back and resurrect themselves if he wants to do it. Gary Holt is now in there as one of the best riff writers and players in the history of thrash; very underrated guy. If Gary and Kerry hook up, if they block out the outside world and write one of the best records, they could do it for SLAYER. You have METALLICA; there’s no new record from them. MEGADETH are doing what they are doing. We are waiting, what’s coming. That may be one reason why the new ANNIHILATOR record is unexpectedly doing a zillion times better than anything since 2001. Within four hours of the actual release in Europe, which got released on a Friday the record company scrambled, EMI knew we had a problem because the first run sold out. The next week the label got it back in the stores for the next round and it’s selling out all over again. I never ever thought that would happen for this band over there. Our ticket sales for the upcoming tour have gone through the roof. In a way, there is nothing coming out. DEVILDRIVER has a record coming out. With the lull of the ‘Big Four,’ there is an emptiness. The timing of our record has helped, I hope some new records come out soon that kick ass. Metal fans are waiting for something. Where is the next wave coming from? Where is the next surge of five or six killer records in six months? People are starving for stuff. I am searching iTunes looking for something I don’t already have that is all the old-school stuff.”

ANNIHILATOR‘s current touring lineup:

Jeff Waters – Guitar, Vocals
Dave Padden – Lead Vocals
Mike Harshaw – Drums
Alberto Campuzano – Bass

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David E. Gehlke of DeadRhetoric.com recently conducted an interview with bassist/vocalist Jeff Walker of reactivated British extreme-metal pioneers CARCASS. A few excerpts from the chat follow below.

DeadRhetoric.com: With the new album [“Surgical Steel”], what was your “Hey, this is going to work” moment?

Walker: In the rehearsal room; it’s that simple. Bill [Steer, guitar] actually was like, “Okay, let’s try this out and if it works, great, if not, we haven’t lost anything.” My attitude was that it will work, like, “Don’t worry, Bill.” I have enough confidence in myself and him as a guitar player, and Daniel [Wilding] is a fantastic drummer and I was never under any illusion that we couldn’t pull something great off. I mean, we’re hungry and we have something to prove after 17 years and we don’t want to disappoint people. We don’t want to be one of these bands who come back after a long period of time with an album that people are like, “That album sucks!” We already made that album — it’s called “Swansong”. It’s important we don’t shit on our legacy. This is almost like making our first album. We’ve done this off our own volition, with our own time, and our own money. No one was dangling a carrot in front of us. We could have easily found a record deal, then made this album. But I think it was out of pride — especially from my side that it was more important we put our money where our mouth is. We kept it secret, and we didn’t want to be accused of doing it for the money.

DeadRhetoric.com: There’s no money in metal anyway.

Walker: I disagree. [laughs] Joking aside, it’s easy to deal with those kind of snipes, but I don’t want to give people ammunition.

DeadRhetoric.com: Is there any sort of pride in knowing how many bands have ripped off “Heartwork” and “Symphonies Of Sickness”, and you guys can come back and do it better than before?

Walker: Yeah, obviously there’s an element of bragging rights. But I don’t know… do we? Can we? It’s all in the eye of the beholder. There’s certain bands that are post-CARCASS that think we’re a bunch of old farts, that we’re not extreme, but we’re not trying to compete with anybody other than ourselves. We’re old school. This is an old-school album. We’re not trying to do whatever the fuck the kids are doing nowadays. And we’re not trying to compete with any bands that are influenced by CARCASS other than the fact we can do CARCASS better than them.

DeadRhetoric.com: Was it important for Dan to mirror the way Ken [Owen] played? He does some Ken Owen-type beats on the album, or at least plays in the manner Ken did. Was it important for him to stay in that vein?

Walker: I honestly don’t know because it’s not the result of any pressure from me and Bill. All I can say — and it wasn’t any real arm-twisting. In his previous bands, he was playing all the blast beats on two kick drums, which is kind of atypically modern. We call it the “Euro blast,” the “cheap beat,” which we trace back to Shane Embury from when he was in UNSEEN TERROR. With CARCASS and the bands we’ve been involved with — NAPALM DEATH, THE ELECTRO-HIPPIES, my old band — all the blast beats on the kick drum are post-punk rock. It comes from bands like SIEGE, D.R.I., etc. I might have commented about that, but to be honest, Bill was very laissez faire. It was important, but I never made a big deal about it. I didn’t put any pressure on Dan, but on his own volition, he started to play in this style and I asked why he was doing this, and he’s like, “Well, this is what suits CARCASS.” So maybe he has done his homework, but it’s not like Bill and I have kept on his back. If anything with Ken, Bill was always standing over his drum kit. With this, I said to Bill, “You don’t seem to be spending much time directing Dan.” If anything, I was that guy. [laughs] I don’t necessarily feel bad, but Dan‘s his own man. He’s done his homework and I want to read interviews where people are asking him what he’s done. The reality is in the studio, he could have easily overplayed because he’s an accomplished drummer, but he knows where he fits in the music. The next album we’ll let him overplay. [laughs]

Read the entire interview at DeadRhetoric.com.

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Former WHITE LION singer Mike Tramp was interviewed by Metal Mom from KJAG Radio on August 2 in Salina, Kansas. You can now watch the chat below.

Tramp released his new solo album, “Cobblestone Street”, in North America on May 7 via Deadline Music, a subsidiary of Cleopatra Records. The effort was made available in Europe on April 8 via Target Records in the following formats: CD, limited digipack CD (with two bonus tracks), LP and digitally.

“Cobblestone Street” is a departure from the sound that most people would expect from a singer that has been around since WHITE LION crashed on to the hard rock scene in the ’80s. Rock fans have gotten to know Mike Tramp as a legit rock singer and frontman that looked like he was born to be just that. Therefore many might find it surprising that Tramp‘s roots and musical upbringing lie deeply buried in folk music.

Heavily influenced by fellow Danish artists with acoustic guitars and international stars like Bob Dylan, Neil Young and Bruce Springsteen, Tramp says that all of his songs through 35 years on the music stage, have always come from sitting with the old faithful acoustic guitar playing and singing. That WHITE LION songs like “When the Children Cry”, “Broken Heart” and “Wait”, and FREAK OF NATURE‘s “Rescue Me” later have ended up as epic rock classics is just a question of arranging them in that way with the band in the rehearsal room, but all songs have always been fit to play around the campfire or in the back of a shady bar.

“Cobblestone Street” was recorded over a week in Medley Studio in Copenhagen, Denmark in summer of 2012, with just Mike and his good friend engineer/co-producer and multi-instrumentalist Søren Andersen.

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Performance (August 4 at Cheers in Northglenn, Colorado):



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FestivalBlog.be recently conducted an interview with keyboardist Tuomas Holopainen of Finnish symphonic metallers NIGHTWISH. A couple of excerpts from the chat follow below.

FestivalBlog.be: So about “Imaginaerum”, how do you compare it to previous albums?

Tuomas: Well, it’s special in a way that it included the movie. We kinda went for the movie first into the project, that was the main thing of the release. The album is kind of a soundtrack to the film, so that was really special. It is the most theatrical, most orchestral album that we have ever done, it felt like the right thing to do at the time. I don’t really know what we’re going to do next. I have a gut feeling that it is going to be something a bit more simple, a bit back in time.

FestivalBlog.be: So a bit back to the roots.

Tuomas: Yeah, a bit more like a band album, because we have kinda searched this orchestral, really varied spectrum to its maximum now; that’s how I feel. But maybe, you never know how the mind works… But I have three new songs done already, it’s again something a bit different.

FestivalBlog.be: Did you write those songs during the tour?

Tuomas: During the past month I’d say. Whenever I go back home I just write stuff and I have three new songs now.

FestivalBlog.be: What are the plans for the near future for NIGHTWISH?

Tuomas: Well, we all have our side projects. I have this solo album about Scrooge McDuck coming up, so the next two months I’m going to be busy with that one. Floor [Jansen, vocals] is going to go on with REVAMP, Marco [Hietala, bass/vocals] is going to do his own projects, Emppu [Vuorinen, guitar] has BROTHER FIRETRIBE. Maybe take some time off, spend time with the family. I’m going to have a little vacation in New Zealand next spring. So all this kinda stuff is going to load the batteries to write songs and be ready for next summer. The first of July, we will enter the rehearsal room.

FestivalBlog.be: From what I’ve heard, there are still no plans to officially continue with Floor as vocalist. Do you have any comment on this or can you tell me something about that?

Tuomas: Yeah, well… The thing is that we haven’t really thought about it in a concrete way, because there is no need to… It’s been such a mess once again, I feel I need a month or two just to not think about the vocal issue at all. Then by the end of this year, we have to make some decisions. But everyone realizes that she is on top of the list, naturally. But I don’t want to do anything official, I don’t want to make this decision just yet.

FestivalBlog.be: Of course, I understand.

Tuomas: But she’s incredible. I have nothing bad to say about her.

FestivalBlog.be: The music business has changed a lot in the recent years. Digital downloads, the rise of vinyl, social media, … How do you experience this?

Tuomas: I’m not an expert on the issue, but I realize that something needs to be done because the trend is what it is. And the fact is that people will never stop listening to music, they want to have music but if that trend goes as it goes, we don’t have the resources of doing these kind of albums anymore because the record sales have just dropped phenomenally bad.

FestivalBlog.be: In comparison to the past?

Tuomas: Exactly, for like ten years ago. I mean, I feel that there are more people at our shows than ever before, but still “Imaginaerum” sold about half of “Dark Passion Play”. But that’s how it goes these days; it’s the same for all the bands. We have to concentrate on the digital downloads and this side of music business, because there is no fighting back, you just have to adapt. You have to find ways of making that, so that you can profit from that as well. If we don’t get anything back, we don’t get to do albums; [that’s] a plain fact. So we have to work some ways, but it’s a good thing we have those big boys over there who know more.

Read the entire interview at FestivalBlog.be.

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FestivalBlog.be recently conducted an interview with keyboardist Tuomas Holopainen of Finnish symphonic metallers NIGHTWISH. A couple of excerpts from the chat follow below.

FestivalBlog.be: So about “Imaginaerum”, how do you compare it to previous albums?

Tuomas: Well, it’s special in a way that it included the movie. We kinda went for the movie first into the project, that was the main thing of the release. The album is kind of a soundtrack to the film, so that was really special. It is the most theatrical, most orchestral album that we have ever done, it felt like the right thing to do at the time. I don’t really know what we’re going to do next. I have a gut feeling that it is going to be something a bit more simple, a bit back in time.

FestivalBlog.be: So a bit back to the roots.

Tuomas: Yeah, a bit more like a band album, because we have kinda searched this orchestral, really varied spectrum to its maximum now; that’s how I feel. But maybe, you never know how the mind works… But I have three new songs done already, it’s again something a bit different.

FestivalBlog.be: Did you write those songs during the tour?

Tuomas: During the past month I’d say. Whenever I go back home I just write stuff and I have three new songs now.

FestivalBlog.be: What are the plans for the near future for NIGHTWISH?

Tuomas: Well, we all have our side projects. I have this solo album about Scrooge McDuck coming up, so the next two months I’m going to be busy with that one. Floor [Jansen, vocals] is going to go on with REVAMP, Marco [Hietala, bass/vocals] is going to do his own projects, Emppu [Vuorinen, guitar] has BROTHER FIRETRIBE. Maybe take some time off, spend time with the family. I’m going to have a little vacation in New Zealand next spring. So all this kinda stuff is going to load the batteries to write songs and be ready for next summer. The first of July, we will enter the rehearsal room.

FestivalBlog.be: From what I’ve heard, there are still no plans to officially continue with Floor as vocalist. Do you have any comment on this or can you tell me something about that?

Tuomas: Yeah, well… The thing is that we haven’t really thought about it in a concrete way, because there is no need to… It’s been such a mess once again, I feel I need a month or two just to not think about the vocal issue at all. Then by the end of this year, we have to make some decisions. But everyone realizes that she is on top of the list, naturally. But I don’t want to do anything official, I don’t want to make this decision just yet.

FestivalBlog.be: Of course, I understand.

Tuomas: But she’s incredible. I have nothing bad to say about her.

FestivalBlog.be: The music business has changed a lot in the recent years. Digital downloads, the rise of vinyl, social media, … How do you experience this?

Tuomas: I’m not an expert on the issue, but I realize that something needs to be done because the trend is what it is. And the fact is that people will never stop listening to music, they want to have music but if that trend goes as it goes, we don’t have the resources of doing these kind of albums anymore because the record sales have just dropped phenomenally bad.

FestivalBlog.be: In comparison to the past?

Tuomas: Exactly, for like ten years ago. I mean, I feel that there are more people at our shows than ever before, but still “Imaginaerum” sold about half of “Dark Passion Play”. But that’s how it goes these days; it’s the same for all the bands. We have to concentrate on the digital downloads and this side of music business, because there is no fighting back, you just have to adapt. You have to find ways of making that, so that you can profit from that as well. If we don’t get anything back, we don’t get to do albums; [that’s] a plain fact. So we have to work some ways, but it’s a good thing we have those big boys over there who know more.

Read the entire interview at FestivalBlog.be.

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A playthrough video of THE HAUNTED song “D.O.A.” (from the band’s “One Kill Wonder” album) featuring THE HAUNTED guitarists Patrik Jensen and Ola Englund can be seen below.

Says the band: “The MIDI drum track we found online is insanely rigid and stiff, lacking the dynamics the song would have when the whole band plays the song, but hey… It’s all in the name of good fun, right? Anyway, we enjoyed making this clip. We hope you enjoy watching it too.”

THE HAUNTED recently returned to the spotlight after almost a year without public activity and restructuring behind closed doors, following a major switch of lineups around fall of 2012.

THE HAUNTED‘s 2013 lineup (from left to right in photo below):

* Patrik Jensen – Guitar
* Ola Englund (SIX FEET UNDER, FEARED) – Guitar
* Marco Aro (THE RESISTANCE, FACE DOWN) – Vocals
* Jonas Björler – Bass
* Adrian Erlandsson (AT THE GATES, PARADISE LOST) – Drums

A video introduction to the new lineup with interviews and fresh rehearsal room footage can be seen below.

THE HAUNTED‘s founding member and guitarist Patrik Jensen checked in to comment on the recent developments as follows: “THE HAUNTED went through some difficult times last year. Losing three band members is a pretty huge blow to any band. Jonas and I agreed immediately that we wanted to continue with the band, but we wanted to take our time and not rush into anything. Meanwhile, news from THE HAUNTED‘s camp have been pretty scarce.

“We are very happy to be able to present you a full band lineup. Some of you might recognize a few faces, some of you might not. Adrian Erlandsson is back on drums and Marco Aro is back on vocals. Adrian you might know from playing on our first album and Marco sang on ‘The Haunted Made Me Do It’, ‘Live Rounds In Tokyo’ and ‘One Kill Wonder’. On guitar we also have Ola Englund bringing some pretty heavy chops to the band.

“We’re all VERY excited about having THE HAUNTED back in working shape again and we can’t wait to get back out on the road to play for our very patient and faithful fans again. A new album is also already in the works and if you are familiar with the individual band members of this new lineup, you can be assured that the new material will grab you by the throat from the get-go!”

Vocalist Marco Aro (ex-FACE DOWN, also in THE RESISTANCE) was previously involved with THE HAUNTED for three acclaimed releases between 1999 and 2003 as well as for several worldwide touring campaigns. Drummer Adrian Erlandsson (also in AT THE GATES and PARADISE LOST) belonged to the original lineup of THE HAUNTED together the Björler twins after the demise of their previous legendary group, AT THE GATES. Together with Jensen, they launched THE HAUNTED‘s self-titled debut in 1998, an album which has been widely considered as the kick-start for a new era in the thrash metal movement and which, despite its initial underground status, climbed to be a massively inspirational record for a whole new generation of musicians and bands in the following decade. Guitarist Ola Englund is a highly talented young player from Sweden, who has recently been active as touring and recording member of U.S. death metal institution SIX FEET UNDER. Together with guitarist Jensen and bassist Jonas Björler, THE HAUNTED‘s announcement of this new formation promises to be only the beginning of greater things to come.

Expect more news about THE HAUNTED‘s next album and their upcoming touring plans soon.



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Former KORN drummer David Silveria has posted the following message on his Facebook page:

“Hello, people.

“Before I get into this post, I want to be clear I’m just explaining some history from the early days of KORN. Not bashing KORN at all.

“I hope KORN fans will find this info interesting.

“To all the haters that will talk smack, then why bother reading this? Maybe you should get some help.

“So here we go.

“In 1991, when KORN was first writing music, it was in our rehearsal studio. When we had 6-8 songs, we went and played our first show, then back to our rehearsal room to keep writing. So over the next couple years, we wrote songs and re-wrote songs, played numerous shows. The songs that became our first record, ‘Korn’, were written and played live and finetuned over a course of around two and half years. Our second and third records, ‘Life Is Peachy’ and ‘Follow The Leader’, were written in our rehearsal studio and rehearsed and finetuned over and over. We didn’t play shows while writing, though. The music and vocals were written all together. This is the key point.

“The first three records had all kinds of strange and off-time breaks in the songs. We would purposely speed up and slow down parts. Most of the weird breaks were made up by Fieldy [KORN bassist] and I. We would change the timing in the middle of songs that made no sense.

“One of the great things about music is there are no rules.

“Fast forward to our next record, ‘Issues’. A big-name producer was brought in telling us he would ‘take us to the next level.’ I immediately called bullshit. I thought we had just made three legendary records?

“Here is the next key point. He wanted to record the record on the digital system Pro Tools. He also wanted to record everything to a click track, eliminating all crazy timing changes and off-time breaks and the pushing and pulling of parts. I was the only one to think this was a horrible idea. Our signature style was under attack and the guys said just listen to this ‘big-time’ producer.

“So we started writing music. I did my thing on the drums by playing in my style. The producer immediately wanted me to simplify my playing. I said to him, ‘This is not your record. I’m going to do my thing.’ The next day, I get a phone call from our manager saying one of the band members says I’m being hard to work with. Seriously!! So I was being asking to be a puppet and dumb down my playing and be a good boy. I heard this enough times I finally just simplified everything.

“Pretty lame, right?

“Then next it came to our attention that we were going to record all of the music before Jon [Davis, KORN singer] even started on the vocals. That’s another major blow to our signature sound. We always wrote songs as a five-piece band and made unique accents and breaks specifically to the vocals.

“Well, there goes that unique KORN sound.

“Once our original way of writing was totally changed, the original sound was also changed. I was disappointed.

“I’ve been asked hundreds of times why our sound changed so much after ‘Follow The Leader’. Well, now you have the answer.

“I love the music we made after ‘Leader’; don’t get the wrong idea. It just lost so much of our unique trademark sound. I really think the fans noticed.

“I made several attempts to get the band to get back to the basics and write and record like we did the first three records, but was met with opposition every time. I don’t know why. All I wanted to do is make better records. But the other members didn’t want to spend the extra time it takes to write the original way. But hey, I tried.

“When I was talking about bringing the funk back, I was talking about the original writing style.

“I would love to get back in the rehearsal studio with the guys and resurrect the original passion and unconventional writing style and make a record that stands up to the first three. Of course, before that could happen, I would love to just sit down with guys and talk about our humble beginnings and really put things in perspective.

“I really hope to see you KORN fans again soon from behind my drum kit on stage with the guys.

“If anyone wants to post this on other sites, please do so. All I ask is to be honest and post it in its entirety and not take parts out of context.

“I hope you true KORN fans thought this insight was interesting.

“Take care everyone. Talk soon:)”

Silveria was the second member of KORN‘s original lineup to depart, leaving in late 2006. Guitarist Brian “Head” Welch exited the group in 2005. But while Welch continued as a solo artist until rejoining KORN this year, Silveria retired to Huntington Beach, California and opened a restaurant.

Singer Jonathan Davis told The Pulse Of Radio a while back that he believed Silveria lost his passion for music. “David was there to write beats but he wasn’t really there,” he said. “He really didn’t like playing drums. The first two albums, I think, he really enjoyed playing drums and then after that he just lost his love for playing drums. It happens. Okay, good for him, he wanted to move on and do something else.”

KORN‘s 11th studio album, “The Paradigm Shift”, will be released on October 8 and features the return of Welch to the lineup after more than eight years away.

The new disc follows up 2011’s “The Path Of Totality”, which found KORN collaborating with dubstep artists on every track.

Silveria in February pleaded guilty to a charge of allegedly driving under the influence. In exchange, prosecutors dropped the hit-and-run charge in connection with the March 2012 incident in which the 40-year-old musician — who played with KORN for 13 years — rear-ended another car on his way to breakfast in Huntington Beach, California.

Silveria was sentenced to three years of informal probation, a three-month first offender program, and he was ordeded to attend a M.A.D.D. victim impact panel.

Silveria last year joined forces with ANYONE members Riz Story and Miki Black in a brand new project called INFINIKA.

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MÖTLEY CRÜE bassist Nikki Sixx has posted the following message on the band’s Facebook page:

“We got into a rehearsal room this weekend to blew the dust off a bunch of songs before we head to Australia next week.

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Finnish d-beat derelicts Tinner are pleased to announce their official union with Pulverised Records. The following press release was issued about the band:

“Despite numerous European festival appearances throughout the years, Tinner has remained true to the DIY tradition of old-school crust punk and, through a host of various full-lengths, CDRs, 7”s and compilation appearances, have created a name for themselves within the European crust community. The band’s upcoming new 16-track long player — Soundtracket Till Din Vräkning (The Soundtrack To Your Eviction) — promises to be harder, faster and gnarlier than ever before!”

Tinner drum commando Subben comments: “Tinner is extremely happy to have inked a deal with Pulverised Records for the release of Soundtracket Till Din Vräkning. It will be a pleasure to bring our unpure Scandinavian crustcore to the Pulverised family. Pulverised feels like the perfect hideout for TINNER on our quest to piss off people all around through total d-beat destruction. 16 songs were recorded in less than 10 hours in our rehearsal room. 13 of these songs we had never played or rehearsed before. That’s how we wanted it: Drunken, dirty, raw kängpunk straight from rock ‘n’ roll Hell.”

Adds Pulverised A&R Manager Calvin Chiang: “For the first time in Pulverised history, we are very pleased to finally have a Finnish band on our roster! There was never a Finnish band to come our way that we could truly say, ‘Let’s sign them!, until recently, when Tinner came along. Everything about Tinner seemed to fall in place; from the musical direction down to that awesome-looking band logo! We sealed the deal almost instantly and hope Tinner will be able to move on to a worldwide level with their already industrious touring activities and ever-growing fan base.”

Soundtracket Till Din Vräkning by Tinner

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