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Part two of a track-by-track breakdown of “Pariah’s Child”, the eighth studio album from Finnish melodic metallers SONATA ARCTICA, can be seen below. The CD will be released on March 28 via Nuclear Blast. The cover artwork for the effort can be seen below.

“Pariah’s Child” track listing:

01. The Wolves Die Young
02. Running Lights
03. Take One Breath
04. Cloud Factory
05. Blood
06. What Did You Do In The War, Dad?
07. Half A Marathon Man
08. X Marks The Spot
09. Love
10. Larger Than Life

SONATA ARCTICA vocalist/keyboardist Tony Kakko stated about the song “Cloud Factory”, the lyric video for which can be seen below: “It has some kind of an ear-worm factor. It’s not a bad thing to have in a single. A story about how dad already sees his young son going to work in the same factory he still goes and where his dad and dad’s dad went before him, and how that pleasantly vicious circle never ends.”

“The Wolves Die Young” video can be seen below. The clip was filmed in January at Sibelius House in Lahti, Finland and was produced by Patric Ullaeus of Revolver Film Company, who has previously worked with DIMMU BORGIR, LACUNA COIL, IN FLAMES, SONIC SYNDICATE and KAMELOT, among others.

Commented Tony Kakko: “There are some instant SONATA ‘greatest-hits’ songs there, which feels good.

“I think we reached the result we had in mind, each of us in our own field.

“We went on to create the next SONATA ARCTICA power metalesque album and I think we achieved it adequately.

“I have to say that I had drifted pretty far away from those ‘days of thunder,’ that speedy, happy-go-lucky attitude.

“I was happy to notice this style can still make me smile. It’s good. Music has to do that to me. It also shows the other older songs in a totally new light for me.

“I can now understand and appreciate why the fans enjoy what we did in the early days.”

Regarding the new CD title and cover artwork, Kakko said: “As always, it’s pretty hard coming up with a name for the new baby. I tried to approach it from many angles; how this is our eighth album and how easy it would be to abuse that fact. All the symbolism of figure eight, eternity and so on. But that just did not feel right, as it’s been done so many times. Then I started to think how we’d in ways abandoned our ‘totem animal,’ the wolf and all what comes with the territory.

“As the music on the album is bowing more towards the ‘old’ SONATA, meaning more power metal-style elements and wolves in many of the songs in one form or another, it was clear we need a wolf on the cover. An abandoned wolf. A pariah. Or pariah’s child, actually. The new generation to bring the old logo back.”

SONATA ARCTICA last August parted ways with bassist Marko Paasikoski and replaced him with Pasi Kauppinen (SILENT VOICES, ex-REQUIEM, WINTERBORN).

The band will launch a European headlining tour in support of “Pariah’s Child” on April 10 in Eindhoven, The Netherlands.

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Part one of a track-by-track breakdown of “Pariah’s Child”, the eighth studio album from Finnish melodic metallers SONATA ARCTICA, can be seen below. The CD will be released on March 28 via Nuclear Blast. The cover artwork for the effort can be seen below.

“Pariah’s Child” track listing:

01. The Wolves Die Young
02. Running Lights
03. Take One Breath
04. Cloud Factory
05. Blood
06. What Did You Do In The War, Dad?
07. Half A Marathon Man
08. X Marks The Spot
09. Love
10. Larger Than Life

SONATA ARCTICA vocalist/keyboardist Tony Kakko stated about the song “Cloud Factory”, the lyric video for which can be seen below: “It has some kind of an ear-worm factor. It’s not a bad thing to have in a single. A story about how dad already sees his young son going to work in the same factory he still goes and where his dad and dad’s dad went before him, and how that pleasantly vicious circle never ends.”

“The Wolves Die Young” video can be seen below. The clip was filmed in January at Sibelius House in Lahti, Finland and was produced by Patric Ullaeus of Revolver Film Company, who has previously worked with DIMMU BORGIR, LACUNA COIL, IN FLAMES, SONIC SYNDICATE and KAMELOT, among others.

Commented Tony Kakko: “There are some instant SONATA ‘greatest-hits’ songs there, which feels good.

“I think we reached the result we had in mind, each of us in our own field.

“We went on to create the next SONATA ARCTICA power metalesque album and I think we achieved it adequately.

“I have to say that I had drifted pretty far away from those ‘days of thunder,’ that speedy, happy-go-lucky attitude.

“I was happy to notice this style can still make me smile. It’s good. Music has to do that to me. It also shows the other older songs in a totally new light for me.

“I can now understand and appreciate why the fans enjoy what we did in the early days.”

Regarding the new CD title and cover artwork, Kakko said: “As always, it’s pretty hard coming up with a name for the new baby. I tried to approach it from many angles; how this is our eighth album and how easy it would be to abuse that fact. All the symbolism of figure eight, eternity and so on. But that just did not feel right, as it’s been done so many times. Then I started to think how we’d in ways abandoned our ‘totem animal,’ the wolf and all what comes with the territory.

“As the music on the album is bowing more towards the ‘old’ SONATA, meaning more power metal-style elements and wolves in many of the songs in one form or another, it was clear we need a wolf on the cover. An abandoned wolf. A pariah. Or pariah’s child, actually. The new generation to bring the old logo back.”

SONATA ARCTICA last August parted ways with bassist Marko Paasikoski and replaced him with Pasi Kauppinen (SILENT VOICES, ex-REQUIEM, WINTERBORN).

The band will launch a European headlining tour in support of “Pariah’s Child” on April 10 in Eindhoven, The Netherlands.

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SARKE‘s third album, “Aruagint”, is available for streaming in its entirety using the SoundCloud widget below. Released on September 20 via Indie Recordings, the CD was once again recorded at H-10 Productions studios in Oslo with producer Lars Erik Westby.

Says they band: “Our music is inspired by the great ’70s rock bands, ’80s speed metal bands and ’90s black metal bands. Put this together with the creative mind of the band and your get pure dark rock music sounding is clear, raw and honest.”

Originally a one-man band, SARKE today consists of founder Thomas “Sarke” Bergli (KHOLD, TULUS, ex-OLD MAN’S CHILD), Nocturno Culto (DARKTHRONE), Steinar Gundersen (SATYRICON, SPIRAL ARCHITECT), Anders Hunstad (EL CACO, AUTOPULVER) and Asgeir Mickelson (SPIRAL ARCHITECT, ex-BORKNAGAR).

Their previous releases, “Vorunah” (2009) and “Oldarhian” (2011), both received critical acclaim for their mesmerizing sounds taking the listener on a journey through dark and soothing soundscapes inspired by legends like MAYHEM, SLAYER, DARKTHRONE, CELTIC FROST, BLACK SABBATH, CANDLEMASS, DEATH, MOTÖRHEAD and KREATOR.

“Aruagint” features nine tracks of “pure death rock madness.” It combines metal, death, black and punk music, but wrapped in a ’70s rock veil.

“Aruagint” track listing:

01. Jaunt Of The Obsessed
02. Jodau Aura
03. Ugly
04. Strange Pungent Odyssey
05. Walls Of Ru
06. Salvation
07. Skeleton Sand
08. Icon Usurper
09. Rabid Hunger

SARKE is:

Asgeir Mickelson – Drums
Steinar Gundersen – Guitar
Nocturno Culto – Vocals
Anders Hunstad – Keyboards
Sarke – Bass



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SARKE‘s third album, “Aruagint”, will be released on September 20 via Indie Recordings. The CD was once again recorded at H-10 Productions studios in Oslo with producer Lars Erik Westby.

Says they band: “Our music is inspired by the great ’70s rock bands, ’80s speed metal bands and ’90s black metal bands. Put this together with the creative mind of the band and your get pure dark rock music sounding is clear, raw and honest.”

Originally a one-man band, SARKE today consists of founder Thomas “Sarke” Bergli (KHOLD, TULUS, ex-OLD MAN’S CHILD), Nocturno Culto (DARKTHRONE), Steinar Gundersen (SATYRICON, SPIRAL ARCHITECT), Anders Hunstad (EL CACO, AUTOPULVER) and Asgeir Mickelson (SPIRAL ARCHITECT, ex-BORKNAGAR).

Their previous releases, “Vorunah” (2009) and “Oldarhian” (2011), both received critical acclaim for their mesmerizing sounds taking the listener on a journey through dark and soothing soundscapes inspired by legends like MAYHEM, SLAYER, DARKTHRONE, CELTIC FROST, BLACK SABBATH, CANDLEMASS, DEATH, MOTÖRHEAD and KREATOR.

“Aruagint” features nine tracks of “pure death rock madness.” It combines metal, death, black and punk music, but wrapped in a ’70s rock veil.

“Aruagint” track listing:

01. Jaunt Of The Obsessed
02. Jodau Aura
03. Ugly
04. Strange Pungent Odyssey
05. Walls Of Ru
06. Salvation
07. Skeleton Sand
08. Icon Usurper
09. Rabid Hunger

The song “Walls Of Ru” can now be streamed below.

SARKE is:

Asgeir Mickelson – Drums
Steinar Gundersen – Guitar
Nocturno Culto – Vocals
Anders Hunstad – Keyboards
Sarke – Bass



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Lots of shit talk this week, from smelling your own shit, to shitty beggars on the train, to shitty covers of Megadeth by Dave Mustaine's child. We talk about website typos, 10 years of Metal Injection, soy, vegan chocolate, the VMAs and CBS FM. Here's this week's playlist: Eyehategod – Sister Fucker, Pt. 1 Scar …

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Red Lamb featuring Dan Spitz

Dan Spitz, right, performing with Red Lamb

Former Anthrax guitarist Dan Spitz says his home life is hell – because it’s a daily struggle to be the parent of autistic twins.

That’s the inspiration behind his new band, Red Lamb, and their self-titled 2012 album, which he co-wrote with Megadeth’s Dave Mustaine.

And while only one track, Puzzle Box, is directly about autism, the whole record is about the challenges the condition presents on a daily basis.

Spitz – who’s midway through a US tour entitled Anarchy For Autism – tells Metal Assault: “You feel my pain in all the other songs because it transcended into whatever the topic may be that Dave and I wrote about. It’s all a piece of me. The place I was in when I wrote this album is not a good place to be.

“My daily life is hell. We’re locked in our house most of the time as prisoners. There are chains on our doors. When our kids get outside they don’t know their name – they cannot transition simply from inside the house to getting in the car.

“They could literally have what we call meltdowns. Someone else’s child might have temper tantrums, but ours are brought on very severe, and it could just happen with a change in pattern in their daily lives. The pattern has to be exactly the same. To get themselves in the car is a major transition for them, to the extent that they can really throw themselves on the driveway and try to injure themselves. They can’t handle it.”

Simple shopping trips become dramatic events when young Brendan and Jaden are involved. Spitz reveals: “The police are called, and they think quite often that we’re trying to hit our kid or something like that. It has to be explained to the officer that they have autism.

“Dave has stayed in my house and he has held our children, so he knows the pain that I live through. He knows what it’s all about. He understood that my time can be stopped at any moment when there’s a disaster at home that I need to take care of, and that comes first.

“Other producers might not have understood that because they don’t understand the Autism world. My world operates differently. So Dave has played a large role in getting the feeling and anger that I feel inside, out there.”

Last year Spitz discussed the pain of realising his sons were unlearning about life as they get older. But he believes the metal community can help find a cure for autism.

“The first generation of metal started with the likes of Black Sabbath,” he reflects. “Back then we were the generation of heavy metal fans listening to those bands. Everyone said, ‘You’ll grow out of it – when you’re 23, you’ll start listening to Elton John or whatever it may be.’

“That didn’t happen for the majority of us. We’re three generations deep, and the community on a global level is so powerful if it’s banded together. We have people in governmental positions all over the world. We have people who are doctors and lawyers. It’s the whole gamut, all the way up and all the way down the totem pole. We’re a force that’s way more powerful than the film industry is in California.

“If we come together, we can make changes. Music is the most powerful thing. It’s not film. We just need to get it together, and metal is the only music that tells the truth.”

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Swedish rock/metal band Lavett, featuring vocalist Daniel Heiman (Ex-Heed/Ex-Crystal Eyes/Ex-Lost Horizon), basisst Henric Carlsson (Cipher System), Andreas Olavi (Lake of Tears), guitarist Manne Engström ( Beseech/Fatal Embrace) and drummer Christian Silver (Sundown/Old Man’s Child), posted up a new music video for the title track of the forthcoming LP “Find Your Purpose.” The album is expected for release on December 9, 2012 in both Europe and the United States through RoastingHouse Records.

Check out “Find Your Purpose” here:

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On Saturday night, January 7th, 2012, the metal community took another step in dealing with the tragic death of long-time GWAR guitarist Cory Smoot by holding the first of two events in a three-show schedule of shows designed to support the Smoot Family Foundation and honor the life of this prolific artist, who died of a heart attack this past November at the age of only 34.

Cory had played the role of Flattus Maximus in the world’s most infamous band for eleven years, as well as participated in many side projects, while at the same time producing and engineering tons of records at his always busy Karma Studios. In doing so he had become a treasured part of the local and national metal scene, and they turned out in force to both events, opening their hearts to Cory’s family in a completely selfless display of solidarity, respect, and generosity.

Cory’s widow, Jaime, who is pregnant with Cory’s child, had this message for the fans: “I want to sincerely thank ALL the friends and fans for their amazing donations and support!! Thanks to Eve and Brent for organizing the events, to the businesses that contributed raffle prizes, and to the venues and bands for making the shows awesome!! You guys made Cory, the baby and me very proud!”

Show highlights included Lamb of God lead singer Randy Blythe singing for thrashers Cannabis Corpse. Blythe was later joined by Municipal Waste lead singer Tony Foresta in shearing off five years of hair from GWAR lead singer Dave Brockie’s head, which was raffled off to a lucky winner but ended up everywhere. But the most stirring performance came from Cory’s band mates Mensrea, who pulled themselves together for a powerful and emotional tribute to the life of this truly amazing man.

The show Saturday night at the Canal Club was also the CD release party for Cory’s solo record, “When Worlds Collide,” which will be coming out on Metal Blade Records soon. The next planned event is on Friday March 16th, when GWAR, Municipal Waste, and Ghoul will play at the National Theater. All funds raised at the show will go to the Smoot Family Fund. For those who can’t make it and still wish to donate, they can do so here.

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MI Companies helped raise over $85,000 at this year’s Child Guidance Center Holiday Fantasy Tree event.

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According to People, Josh “Lazie” Resnik — who played bass on DANZIG’s “Blackacidevil” (1996), “Satan’s Child” (1999) and “The Lost Tracks Of Danzig” (2007) albums — is engaged to marry “The Big Bang Theory” actress Kaley Cuoco.

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