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“Unfold”, the fourth album from ALMAH — the Brazilian metal band led by former ANGRA singer Eduardo “Edu” Falaschi — will be released on November 25 in Europe and December 3 in North America via Scarlet Records. The CD was recorded in São Paulo, Brazil’s Do It! Studio — the new facility established by Edu and Tito Falaschi — and was mixed by Damien Rainaud at Darth Mader Music in Los Angeles, California. The cover artwork for the effort was designed by Nathalia Suellen (LADY SYMPHONIA), an internationally recognized digital artist from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil who has previously worked with musicians, writers, publishing houses such as DARK MOOR, Random House, Penguin Group, Harper Collins, Simon & Schuster, McCann Erickson, Scholastic and Harry N. Abrams Books.

“Unfold” track listing:

01. In My Sleep
02. Beware The Stroke
03. The Hostage
04. Warm Wind
05. Raise The Sun
06. Cannibals In Suits
07. Wings Of Revolution
08. Believer
09. I Do
10. You Gotta Stand
11. Treasure Of The Gods
12. Farewell

The song “Raise The Sun” can now be streamed using the SoundCloud widget below.

ALMAH 2013 is:

Edu Falaschi – Vocals
Marcelo Barbosa – Guitar
Marcelo Moreira – Drums
Gustavo Di Padua – Guitar
Raphael Dafras – Bass

ALMAH‘s third studio album, “Motion”, was released in Europe in October 2011 via AFM Records. The CD was recorded in May-June 2011 at Norcal Studios in São Paulo, Brazil and was mixed and mastered in July 2011 at Split Second Sound Studios in Amsterdam, Netherlands by Jochem Jacobs (TEXTURES).

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Professionally filmed video footage of IRON MAIDEN‘s entire September 22 performance at the Rock In Rio fesitval at Cidade do Rock in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil can be seen below.

The band’s setlist was as follows:

01. Moonchild
02. Can I Play With Madness
03. The Prisoner
04. 2 Minutes To Midnight
05. Afraid To Shoot Strangers
06. The Trooper
07. The Number Of The Beast
08. Phantom Of The Opera
09. Run To The Hills
10. Wasted Years
11. Seventh Son Of A Seventh Son
12. The Clairvoyant
13. Fear Of The Dark
14. Iron Maiden

Encore:

15. Aces High
16. The Evil That Men Do
17. Running Free

In a recent interview with the Turkish web site Hafifmuzik.org, MAIDEN singer Bruce Dickinson revealed that there will be no new studio album from the band in 2014. He did, however, assure fans that MAIDEN has plans to release a new CD, although most likely not before 2015.

IRON MAIDEN last month landed at position No. 1 on Billboard.com‘s “Hot Tours” list of top-grossing tours with $8.5 million in ticket sales from six performances on their summer tour of Europe. The shows were attended by a total of 121,280 fans, including a two-night, sold-out stand on August 3-4 at the O2 Arena in Lonon, England, where the band played to 27,000 fans. With totals added from this summer’s Europe dates, overall ticket sales from the tour top $42 million from 45 reported concerts.

MAIDEN‘s 15th studio CD, 2010’s “The Final Frontier”, featured 10 tracks that had an average running time of seven minutes and 40 seconds, with the shortest song, “The Alchemist”, clocking in at four minutes and 29 seconds, and the longest, “When The Wild Wind Blows”, lasting ten minutes and 59 seconds.

“The Final Frontier” sold 63,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to enter The Billboard 200 chart at position No. 4.

IRON MAIDEN‘s previous album, 2006’s “A Matter Of Life And Death”, opened with 56,000 units to land at No. 9. This was a notable increase from the 40,000 first-week tally registered by its predecessor, 2003’s “Dance of Death” (which debuted at No. 18 on The Billboard 200 chart), and that of “Brave New World”, which moved 38,000 copies in June 2000 to land at No. 39 on The Billboard 200 chart.

“The Final Frontier” was IRON MAIDEN‘s fourth U.K. No. 1 album. The band previously topped the chart in 1982 with “The Number of the Beast”, in 1988 with “Seventh Son of a Seventh Son” and in 1992 with “Fear of the Dark”.

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Professionally filmed video footage of SLAYER‘s September 22 performance at the Rock In Rio fesitval at Cidade do Rock in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil can be seen below.

SLAYER‘s first show in 25 years at the 3,700-capacity Hollywood Palladium in Los Angeles, set for Monday, October 28, has sold out, and a second show has been added for Sunday, October 27. Tickets are on sale now. Go to Slayer.net for purchasing information.

These concerts are part of SLAYER‘s 25-date fall 2013 North American tour that kicks off on October 22 in Anchorage, Alaska. SLAYERTom Araya on bass/vocals, guitarist Kerry King, drummer Paul Bostaph, and guitarist Gary Holt, who continues to fill in for the late founding member Jeff Hanneman — will have GOJIRA and 4ARM support on all dates.

“Really looking forward to playing a full-blown headline set across North America,” said Kerry King. “Haven’t done that in a fuck of a long time — must be like seven years — so prepare for the assault of a SLAYER headline tour. We are!”

While still recovering from the devastating loss of Hanneman, Araya and King have begun to work on new material and hope to spend some time in the studio prior to this tour.

Bostaph was SLAYER‘s drummer from 1992 until 2001 and recorded four albums with the band — the gold-certified “Divine Intervention” (1994), the 1996 punk covers album “Undisputed Attitude”, “Diabolus In Musica” (1998), “God Hates Us All” (2001) that received a Grammy nomination for “Best Metal Performance”, as well as the DVD “War At The Warfield” (2001), also certified gold. In addition to SLAYER, Bostaph has been a member of FORBIDDEN, EXODUS, SYSTEMATIC and TESTAMENT.

Original SLAYER drummer Dave Lombardo sat out the band’s Australian tour in February/March due to a contract dispute with the other members of the group. Filling in for him was Jon Dette (TESTAMENT, ANTHRAX).

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Professionally filmed video footage of GHOST‘s entire September 19 performance at the Rock In Rio festival in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil can be seen below.

GHOST‘s sophomore album, “Infestissumam”, sold around 14,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 28 on The Billboard 200 chart.

The CD topped the official chart in the group’s home country after selling nearly five times as many copies as the No. 2 album, MISS LI‘s “Wolves”.

In a recent interview with ARTISTdirect, a nameless ghoul from GHOST said about “Infestissumam”: “It feels way more theatrical and bombastic. In many ways, ‘Infestissumam’ is thematically a continuation of where [the debut album] ‘Opus Eponymous’ began. Whereas a lot of the thematic ideas we have in mind for upcoming albums might differ a little bit and will go in another direction. That’s not to say we won’t sing about the things we do and not have makeup. I’m just saying it will evolve into other things in the future. On this record, I feel like we’re doing a lot of things we intended to do on the first naïvely being we could pull off a show like that at that point — which we couldn’t. Now, we have a little bit more muscle. The attendance is probably more in accordance with being able to present a show like that.”

Regarding the lyrical themes covered “Infestissumam”, the nameless ghoul said: “Thematically we knew the major difference between the first and the second albums as much as we do between the second and the third. It’s a bit ironic now. Jumping up to the contemporary controversy with our album artwork and the refusal of printers to print the art is funny because the whole record is about the presence of the devil. Obviously, it’s about how mankind relate to the presence of the devil. Historically, it’s always been the female body that has taken the fall for that, which is what happened in this case. The problem was a vagina in the art not the inverted crosses.”

GHOST was forced to modify its name in the U.S. to GHOST B.C. for “legal reasons.”

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Professionally filmed video footage of former SKID ROW singer Sebastian Bach‘ September 19 performance at the Rock In Rio festival in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil can be seen below.

Acclaimed drummer Bobby Jarzombek (HALFORD, RIOT, SEBASTIAN BACH, FATES WARNING) recently finished laying down drum tracks for 12 songs on the new solo album from Sebastian Bach. The CD is being recorded at a Los Angeles studio with producer Bob Marlette (BLACK SABBATH, ALICE COOPER), who helmed Bach‘s last solo CD, 2011’s “Kicking & Screaming”.

The guitars on Bach‘s new album will be performed by Devin Bronson (AVRIL LAVIGNE, PINK) and Steve Stevens (BILLY IDOL). There will also be songwriting contributions from guitarist John 5 (ROB ZOMBIE, ex-MARILYN MANSON), who co-wrote the song “TunnelVision” on “Kicking & Screaming”. Making a guest appearance on the CD will be bassist Duff McKagan (DUFF MCKAGAN’S LOADED, VELVET REVOLVER, GUNS N’ ROSES).

Bach previously stated about his new material: “It is going to be balls-out, kick-ass rock ‘n’ roll with tons of vocal histrionics and harmonies especially… I am going to really concentrate on harmonies and pushing my voice to the maximum you have ever heard it pushed. The riffs are crazy and cool.”

Bach‘s brand new CD/DVD package, “ABachalypse Now”, was released in North America on March 26 via Frontiers Records. The “ABachalypse Now” Ultimate CD/DVD Edition includes never-before-seen footage from last year’s Graspop Metal Meeting festival in Dessel, Belgium, the full never-before-seen Hellfest set from France and the fully-remixed and remastered Nokia show from Los Angeles (originally broadcast on AXS TV), as well as bonus music videos. The DVD contains a running time of nearly 160 minutes. “ABachalypse Now” was made available in two configurations: the Ultimate CD/DVD Edition (2 CDs + DVD) and a standalone DVD.

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Professionally filmed video footage of ALICE IN CHAINS‘ September 19 performance at the Rock In Rio festival in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil can be seen below.

ALICE IN CHAINS‘ fifth studio album, “The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here”, sold 62,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to land at position No. 2 on The Billboard 200 chart. The disc follows up 2009’s “Black Gives Way To Blue”, which was the group’s first all-new collection of material in 14 years. That CD opened with 126,000 units back in October 2009 to debut at No. 5.

ALICE IN CHAINS was last in the Top Two with its self-titled 1995 set, which debuted at No. 1 on that year’s November 25 chart, according to Billboard.com. It would be their final studio release with singer Layne Staley, who died in 2002.

“The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here” is ALICE IN CHAINS‘ second album with William DuVall on vocals.

DuVall began touring with the group in 2006, four years after the death of Layne Staley from a drug overdose.

ALICE IN CHAINS began working on the new disc in 2011, but the sessions for the album were delayed when guitarist Jerry Cantrell had to undergo shoulder surgery.

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Professionally filmed video footage of METALLICA‘s September 19 performance at the Rock In Rio festival in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil can be seen below.

The band’s setlist was as follows:

01. Hit The Lights
02. Master Of Puppets
03. Holier Than Thou
04. Harvester Of Sorrow
05. The Day That Never Comes
06. The Memory Remains
07. Wherever I May Roam
08. Welcome Home (Sanitarium)
09. Sad But True
10. …And Justice For All
11. One
12. For Whom The Bell Tolls
13. Blackened
14. Nothing Else Matters
15. Enter Sandman

Encore:

16. Creeping Death
17. Battery
18. Seek & Destroy

According to The Pulse Of Radio, METALLICA drummer Lars Ulrich explained in a question-and-answer session that followed a recent screening of METALLICA‘s upcoming movie, “Metallica Through The Never”, that the film has actually inspired the metal legends to get moving on new music. Ulrich said, “Getting a chance to do all these challenges and adventures really fuels us to go back into the studio and make hopefully a better album… METALLICA, I think, increasingly depends on these types of things to feel challenged as artists. So making films is great and it certainly gets us out of our comfort zone, so when we get back to the studio we just feel more inspired and more invigorated.”

Ulrich told The Pulse Of Radio not long ago that the band gets energized by branching out into other projects before returning to work on its next record. “There’ll be a new record and we certainly never want to turn into a nostalgia band, but at the same time, you’ve got to keep yourself, I guess, creatively alive and that’s what we do by playing these gigs and doing all these other projects and doing movies and festivals,” he said. “I mean, it’s just, all that stuff’s a lot of fun, but it takes a lot of time, you know.”

The drummer added that the band is immensely satisfied with the filmmaking experience and final result, saying, “Three years later it’s just so cool to sit up there and feel the energy and take it in that energy on the screen.”

Frontman James Hetfield agreed that the band’s creative process while making the film was similar to the way it comes up with ideas for its albums, saying, “We had a whole bunch of ideas and that was the easy part. Making them all come to fruition and getting them in the movie was (the hard part). We couldn’t put everything in there as the price tag would have doubled or tripled.”

“Through The Never” premiered earlier this month at the Toronto International Film Festival and will open in IMAX theaters on September 27, expanding to more screens on October 4.

This Saturday (September 21), METALLICA will play a special show at New York’s famed Apollo Theater as part of the promotion for the film.

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Video footage of Raphael Dafras laying down the bass tracks on “Unfold”, the fourth album from ALMAH — the Brazilian metal band led by former ANGRA singer Eduardo “Edu” Falaschi — can be seen below.

Due before the end of the year, “Unfold” was recorded in São Paulo, Brazil’s Do It! Studio — the new facility established by Edu and Tito Falaschi — and was mixed by Damien Rainaud at Darth Mader Music in Los Angeles, California. The cover artwork for the effort was designed by Nathalia Suellen (LADY SYMPHONIA), an internationally recognized digital artist from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil who has previously worked with musicians, writers, publishing houses such as DARK MOOR, Random House, Penguin Group, Harper Collins, Simon & Schuster, McCann Erickson, Scholastic and Harry N. Abrams Books.

“Unfold” track listing:

01. In My Sleep
02. Beware The Stroke
03. The Hostage
04. Warm Wind
05. Raise Of The Sun
06. Cannibals In Suits
07. Wings Of Revolution
08. Believer
09. I Do
10. You Gotta Stand
11. Treasure Of The Gods
12. Farewell

On September 19, ALMAH will perform at one of the most influential music festivals in the world, Rock In Rio.

ALMAH 2013 is:

Edu Falaschi – Vocals
Marcelo Barbosa – Guitar
Marcelo Moreira – Drums
Gustavo Di Padua – Guitar
Raphael Dafras – Bass

ALMAH‘s third studio album, “Motion”, was released in Europe in October 2011 via AFM Records. The CD was recorded in May-June 2011 at Norcal Studios in São Paulo, Brazil and was mixed and mastered in July 2011 at Split Second Sound Studios in Amsterdam, Netherlands by Jochem Jacobs (TEXTURES).

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ALMAH — the Brazilian metal band led by former ANGRA singer Eduardo “Edu” Falaschi — will release its fourth album, “Unfold”, before the end of the year. The CD was recorded in São Paulo, Brazil’s Do It! Studio — the new facility established by Edu and Tito Falaschi — and was mixed by Damien Rainaud at Darth Mader Music in Los Angeles, California. The cover artwork for the effort was designed by Nathalia Suellen (LADY SYMPHONIA), an internationally recognized digital artist from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil who has previously worked with musicians, writers, publishing houses such as DARK MOOR, Random House, Penguin Group, Harper Collins, Simon & Schuster, McCann Erickson, Scholastic and Harry N. Abrams Books.

“Unfold” track listing:

01. In My Sleep
02. Beware The Stroke
03. The Hostage
04. Warm Wind
05. Raise Of The Sun
06. Cannibals In Suits
07. Wings Of Revolution
08. Believer
09. I Do
10. You Gotta Stand
11. Treasure Of The Gods
12. Farewell

On September 19, ALMAH will perform at one of the most influential music festivals in the world, Rock In Rio.

ALMAH 2013 is:

Edu Falaschi – Vocals
Marcelo Barbosa – Guitar
Marcelo Moreira – Drums
Gustavo Di Padua – Guitar
Raphael Dafras – Bass

ALMAH‘s third studio album, “Motion”, was released in Europe in October 2011 via AFM Records. The CD was recorded in May-June 2011 at Norcal Studios in São Paulo, Brazil and was mixed and mastered in July 2011 at Split Second Sound Studios in Amsterdam, Netherlands by Jochem Jacobs (TEXTURES).

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A six-minute audio report from NPR‘s “The Record” on METALLICA first-ever visit to China can be streamed using the audio player below. The band played two sold-out shows at the 10,000-capacity Mercedes-Benz Arena in Shanghai on Tuesday (August 13) and Wednesday (August 14). The first night sold out in record time and faster than any other Western act that has played the country before.

According to NPR, Tuesday night’s show saw hawkers selling bootleg METALLICA hand fans, buttons and black T-shirts. The knockoff T-shirts cost $8 each, compared with the genuine article sold inside the arena for $32.

At a press conference in Shanghai on Wednesday, METALLICA drummer Lars Ulrich was asked about whether he was concerned about the rampant piracy of the band’s merchandise in China.

“The one thing increasingly that we focus our energies is to try to discern between what we can control and what we can’t control,” Ulrich said. “It is what it is, and that’s a whole separate conversation about Chinese copyright issues and so on, which maybe is not the time to do now. But you can’t control that.”

The band’s current Asian run includes additional stops in South Korea, Malaysia, Singapore and Indonesia.

The only other live date on METALLICA‘s schedule for the rest of 2013 is September 19 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Next up for METALLICA is the release of the band’s 3D movie, “Metallica Through The Never”, which arrives in limited release on September 27 before expanding its run on October 4. A soundtrack album arrives on September 24.

The movie is part concert film and part fictional narrative, with the latter centering on a roadie played by Dane DeHaan who must go on a mysterious mission for the band during the course of a live performance.

NPR‘s “The Record” report (audio):

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