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The Dude of the 106.5 KWHL radio station conducted an interview with Pennsylvanian rockers HALESTORM before their August 23 concert at the Alaska State Fair in Palmer. You can now watch the chat below.

HALESTORM will release a new EP called “ReAniMate 2.0: The CoVerRs eP” on October 15. The six-song EP follows up 2011’s “ReAniMate”, which featured the band’s renditions of songs by SKID ROW, GUNS N’ ROSES, LADY GAGA and THE BEATLES. The new collection will feature tracks originally written and recorded by JUDAS PRIEST, DAFT PUNK, AC/DC, PAT BENATAR, FLEETWOOD MAC and MARILYN MANSON.

The Pulse Of Radio asked Lzzy Hale if the band had ever been denied permission to record a song for one of these EPs. “We were denied after the fact, actually, on the last cover EP,” she said. “We thought we had gotten approval for ‘Out Ta Get Me’ by GUNS N’ ROSES, and apparently everybody had approved it but Axl [Rose] — but nobody told him. So we had recorded it, we released it, and then he found out and I guess — what was the stipulation? We, like, could do it digitally but not physically, which I thought was kind of weird.”

Hale said about the new EP, “Like our first ‘ReAniMate’ EP, the songs included here are a collection of both our favorite songs and songs to challenge ourselves. We decided to go more ‘bare bones’ with this EP, meaning minimal production with live, gritty performances. We recorded this EP the week of the Grammys, so the excitement and debauchery you hear through your speakers is very real.”

HALESTORM won the Grammy Award for “Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance” for the track “Love Bites (So Do I)”, from the band’s second album, “The Strange Case Of…”

The latest single from the 2012 release is “Here’s To Us”, which was also featured on a February 2012 episode of “Glee”.

HALESTORM is currently on a North American tour that ends in early October, after which the band will head to Europe. But they’ll be back in late November for one more round of North American shows to finish out the year.

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Atlantic City Insiders recently conducted an interview with HALESTORM singer Lzzy Hale. You can now listen to the chat below.

HALESTORM will release a new EP called “ReAniMate 2.0: The CoVerRs eP” on October 15. The six-song EP follows up 2011’s “ReAniMate”, which featured the band’s renditions of songs by SKID ROW, GUNS N’ ROSES, LADY GAGA and THE BEATLES. The new collection will feature tracks originally written and recorded by JUDAS PRIEST, DAFT PUNK, AC/DC, PAT BENATAR, FLEETWOOD MAC and MARILYN MANSON.

The Pulse Of Radio asked Lzzy Hale if the band had ever been denied permission to record a song for one of these EPs. “We were denied after the fact, actually, on the last cover EP,” she said. “We thought we had gotten approval for ‘Out Ta Get Me’ by GUNS N’ ROSES, and apparently everybody had approved it but Axl [Rose] — but nobody told him. So we had recorded it, we released it, and then he found out and I guess — what was the stipulation? We, like, could do it digitally but not physically, which I thought was kind of weird.”

Hale said about the new EP, “Like our first ‘ReAniMate’ EP, the songs included here are a collection of both our favorite songs and songs to challenge ourselves. We decided to go more ‘bare bones’ with this EP, meaning minimal production with live, gritty performances. We recorded this EP the week of the Grammys, so the excitement and debauchery you hear through your speakers is very real.”

HALESTORM won the Grammy Award for “Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance” for the track “Love Bites (So Do I)”, from the band’s second album, “The Strange Case Of…”

The latest single from the 2012 release is “Here’s To Us”, which was also featured on a February 2012 episode of “Glee”.

HALESTORM is currently on a North American tour that ends in early October, after which the band will head to Europe. But they’ll be back in late November for one more round of North American shows to finish out the year.

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After 11 years as a member of CRADLE TO GRAVE, founding lead vocalist Greg Cavanagh (ex-BOTTOM FEEDER, FALLEN DECADE) has left the southern rock-influenced Canadian metal band. The split was amicable and Cavanagh will focus on other endeavors.

CRADLE TO GRAVE didn’t have to look very far to find a replacement; Brian “Messiah” Langley (ex-INFERNAL MAJESTY, TYRANTS BLOOD, AGGRESSION), who is the band’s second guitarist, will take over vocal duties.

CRADLE TO GRAVE will release two separate EPs on October 19: a physical one that is entitled “Dust” and one that will be available on iTunes via Year Of The Sun Records entitled “Ice”. Both EPs will feature the newest single “Ice”. “Dust” will include CRADLE TO GRAVE renditions of AEROSMITH‘s “Last Child”, NAZARETH‘s “Miss Misery” featuring Devin Townsend on vocals, and “Sufrira”, a previously unreleased CRADLE TO GRAVE track from 2006. “Ice” will feature the previously unreleased songs “Old Nick’s Blues”, “Within Forever” and “The End Of My Life”.

CRADLE TO GRAVE will perform at Funky’s Thrasherbalt in Vancouver, Brtiish Columbia on October 19 to introduce the new EPs.

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On September 9, Dave Kim of the Grand Rapids, Michigan radio station WGRD 97.9 FM conducted an interview with HALESTORM at The Intersection in Grand Rapids. You can now watch the chat below.

HALESTORM will release a new EP called “ReAniMate 2.0: The CoVerRs eP” on October 15. The six-song EP follows up 2011’s “ReAniMate”, which featured the band’s renditions of songs by SKID ROW, GUNS N’ ROSES, LADY GAGA and THE BEATLES. The new collection will feature tracks originally written and recorded by JUDAS PRIEST, DAFT PUNK, AC/DC, PAT BENATAR, FLEETWOOD MAC and MARILYN MANSON.

The Pulse Of Radio asked singer Lzzy Hale if the band had ever been denied permission to record a song for one of these EPs. “We were denied after the fact, actually, on the last cover EP,” she said. “We thought we had gotten approval for ‘Out Ta Get Me’ by GUNS N’ ROSES, and apparently everybody had approved it but Axl [Rose] — but nobody told him. So we had recorded it, we released it, and then he found out and I guess — what was the stipulation? We, like, could do it digitally but not physically, which I thought was kind of weird.”

Hale said about the new EP, “Like our first ‘ReAniMate’ EP, the songs included here are a collection of both our favorite songs and songs to challenge ourselves. We decided to go more ‘bare bones’ with this EP, meaning minimal production with live, gritty performances. We recorded this EP the week of the Grammys, so the excitement and debauchery you hear through your speakers is very real.”

HALESTORM won the Grammy Award for “Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance” for the track “Love Bites (So Do I)”, from the band’s second album, “The Strange Case Of…”

The latest single from the 2012 release is “Here’s To Us”, which was also featured on a February 2012 episode of “Glee”.

HALESTORM is currently on a North American tour that ends in early October, after which the band will head to Europe. But they’ll be back in late November for one more round of North American shows to finish out the year.

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Swedish metallers SOILWORK will release a lavish deluxe version of their 2001 classic breakthrough album “A Predator’s Portrait” on October 18 in Europe and October 15 in the U.S. The effort will be reissued as a digipack with an all new artwork and will contain two previously unreleased live bonus tracks.

Commented drummer Dirk Verbeuren: “I view ‘A Predator’s Portrait’ as a milestone in several ways. It’s our first recording for Nuclear Blast, still our home to this day, six albums later. It marks the first time Björn ‘Speed’ Strid pushes his vocal talents into the melodic realm. And it concludes the early SOILWORK years, with follow-up ‘Natural Born Chaos’ starting something new and different altogether.

“Now that we’ve come full circle with our ninth album, ‘The Living Infinite’, the time is right to revisit ‘A Predator’s Portrait’. This ultimate re-release comes with re-imagined artwork by original cover artist and SOILWORK keyboardist Carlos Del Olmo Holmberg as well as two live renditions of classic ‘A Predator’s Portrait’ tracks performed by the band’s current lineup during the 2013 North American Infinity tour.

“Enjoy this piece of pure Swedish melodic mayhem!”

A picture of the digipack can be seen below.

01. Bastard Chain
02. Like The Average Stalker
03. Needlefeast
04. Neurotica Rampage
05. The Analyst
06. Grand Failure Anthem
07. Structure Divine
08. Shadowchild
09. Final Fatal Force
10. A Predator’s Portrait
11. Asylum Dance

Bonus:

12. Like The Average Stalker (live)
13. Final Fatal Force (live)

Soilwork - A Predator's Portrait - Special Edition (Digipak mit Labelprints prov)

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DANZIG‘s cover version of the the classic Lee Hazelwood/Nancy Sinatra song “Some Velvet Morning”, featuring a guest appearance by Cherie Currie (THE RUNAWAYS), can be streamed at Danzig-Verotik.com. The track will appear on Danzig‘s upcoming covers album, which will also include Glenn‘s renditions of classic songs from BLACK SABBATH, ELVIS PRESLEY and ZZ TOP, among others.

In a recent interview with Full Metal Jackie, Glenn stated about the bands he is covering on the album: “Elvis, of course, I heard when I was a kid and SABBATH when I was a young teenager, but the ZZ TOP song is a song I heard later on because it’s a song that no one would ever think I would cover, because it’s not one of their earlier songs. It’s a song I always liked and thought that they didn’t do a good job with. I mean, it’s terrible to say that but… it’s a really good song and so I wanted to cover it and give it the respect it deserved. Maybe they didn’t think about it the way I did, maybe when they were doing it they had a certain thing in mind. My idea of covers is that you should never cover a song and do it exactly like the artist because everyone’s always going to compare it to the way the original artists did it and they’re just going to go, ‘Oh, I like the original better.’ I wanted to make it my own and take it in a different direction, maybe a different direction they didn’t really think of at the time or would never think of, because I have a much different background than they do. There’s a ton of other cool covers on there. I did a lot of covers people wouldn’t think I would do, like ‘Biker’ soundtrack theme song that I made crazy. There’s a Lee Hazlewood/Nancy Sinatra cover on there and I had Cherie Currie come down and sing the Nancy Sinatra part. She’s really cool and has a great voice and it was just awesome and I wanted to keep that cool, older, ’70s vibe because the MISFITS came on the tail end of the ’70s and I wanted to keep that vibe. The managers and lots of other people suggested the new alternative girls and I was, like, ‘That’s not what I want and here’s who I’m thinking of,’ and they were like ‘What?’ and it’s fantastic; she did such a great job.”

Photo above courtesy of Cherie Currie‘s Facebook page

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“Schism,” “Lateralus,” and more progressive legends’ classics to become lullabies.

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Babies can now listen to Seven Nation Army

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Metal giants get a lullaby makeover from Twinkle Twinkle Little Rockstar.

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Zakk Wylde. ALL THE BEARD

Zakk Wylde‘s almighty riff-kings Black Label Society are to shoot a special new DVD,Unblackened, in a few weeks’ time.

The band will be filming on Wednesday, March 6 at Club Nokia in Los Angeles, with special, intimate renditions of classic Black Label Society and Pride & Glory anthems set to be aired.

“This is something we haven’t done yet, and we wanted to give our fans something new,” says Wylde. “You can take a song that you’ve played thousands of times and rearrange it, and all of a sudden it’s something totally fresh. The attitude of the songs doesn’t change when we play them acoustically — the tunes are gritty regardless.”

“We’re gonna do the whole thing with a four-piece string section, a pedal steel guy, and I’m gonna have some of my musician buddies sit in on some of the songs and stuff like that,” Wylde said a few months ago. “We’re gonna have two solid weeks of rehearsal and then we’re gonna knock this thing out. [It will be an] acoustic/electric type of thing. Kinda like how the Christmas record is or like how we did The Song Remains Not The Same where you’ve got an acoustic and then you can put a rippin’ solo something. So I’ll still have the Marshalls going with the acoustic stuff. It’d be almost kinda like if Pink Floyd was doing an unplugged thing and they did Comfortably Numb but Dave [Gilmour] will be sitting down but he’ll still rip that solo out. It’ll still be electric and then we’ll have the string section behind it and the whole band and it’ll be killer.”

Sounds intriguing. Can we still have a new BLS album as well, though?

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