Posts Tagged “Shred”

Linkin Park: game for it

Linkin Park have been locked in the studio working on a new studio album, and it looks like it’s packing a few surprises.

The band announced earlier this year that they were getting cracking on the follow-up to 2012′s Living Things, with Mike Shinoda recently suggesting that we might see it surface by the time they rock up to Download in June.

Now guitarist Brad Delson says that shred-happy LP warriors (erm, are there any of those?) will be very satisfied with the way the new opus is turning out.

“There’s a lot of guitar solos on the album!” he tells Music Radar. “And this is from someone who was quoted early on as saying I hated them. Not that I hated them as a listener; I just don’t want to play any; I shirked guitar solos. Early on, I felt as though the songs we were making aesthetically didn’t want them. This new batch of songs, to me, always want solos. I feel like every song has one.”

Brad also explained why the band decided to drop a new single so soon after announcing that they were in the studio, noting: “We wanted to get music out sooner than later. The timing just felt right with this song. We finished two songs relatively early in the process, and Guilty All The Same seems to inform the spirit of the record. For us, it’s the perfect lead offering to set the tone for the album as a whole.”

Expect that album to land around summer time. In the mean time, catch the rock heavyweights playing their seminal Hybrid Theory debut in full at Download in June.

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In the first of a two-part series of guest lessons, ROB ZOMBIE and ex-MARILYN MANSON guitarist John 5 (real name: John William Lowery) takes U.K.’s Total Guitar magazine on a shortcut to shred mastery. Check out the footage below.

John 5 recently spoke to Artisan News about his forthcoming solo album, an all-star affair which is tentatively due in 2014.

Rob Zombie is obviously my priority, and everything I do is just when he’s doing a movie or something like that,” he said. “And you know, I never play live with anyone else, I never tour, ’cause I never wanna confuse anyone. I’m just a writer. So as soon as they see a credit — ‘Oh, John 5 wrote on this Ricky Martin song,’ or whatever like that — then that will… So it doesn’t really get in the way. But I love doing my instrumental records and people really enjoy ’em, so I’m always working on those. I’m working on one right now. I’ve got Elton John‘s bass player doing stuff. I mean, I have a bunch of guest stars on this one, so it’s gonna be really good.”

Regarding how his upcoming album will be different from his last effort, 2012’s “God Told Me To”, John 5 said: “The last one was half acoustic, half electric and I always like to change it up, so this one, I’m just gonna have a bunch of guest stars. So I’m gonna start asking my friends for favors and all this stuff. ‘Hey, come on in. I watched your house and I let your dog out that one time, so come play on my record.’ So I’m gonna start my long list of people to come and play. I think it’s fun.”

He continued: “These albums are a lot of fun. I just do ’em for the love of guitar and to inspire a couple of people on the way… I just really enjoy doing that. It’s great. It was one of the smartest things I’ve ever done. Right when I left MANSON, I was, like, ‘OK, so I guess I’ll finally make my instrumental record.’ And it did really well, and I’m on my sixth one. And I don’t do them for money or anything — I just do them for the love of the guitar — and I think the audience really can see that. I’ll do something like a Chet Atkins song and then some crazy death metal-type song. So it’s a very wide range of music; there’s no format and there’s no rules.”

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Hello and welcome back to Bandcamp Buried Treasure, where I'll be hunting down Buy It Now/Free Download-payment option albums on Bandcamp by the best bands you've never heard! The goal is to introduce you smaller bands or obscure side-projects you might not have heard of. Anything to expand your musical horizons by just a little …

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“Dead Can See”, the new video from EVIL UNITED — the Austin/San Antonio, Texas-based band featuring Jason McMaster (WATCHTOWER, DANGEROUS TOYS, BROKEN TEETH) on vocals, a double guitar assault of T.C. Connally (PB/DC, CULT TO FOLLOW) and John Valenzuela (PB/DC, URIAL) as well as the brutal rhythm section of Don Van Stavern (RIOT, S.A. SLAYER) on bass and “Shakes” West (MURDERDOLLS, NEUROTICA, SEBASTIAN BACH) on drums — can be seen below. The song will appear on the band’s sophomore full-length album, which is currently “in the mixdown phase.” Connally says: “We can’t wait for people to hear the new material.”

EVIL UNITED instantly delivers what fans expect and demand from the Lone Star state: intricate, heavy, pounding rhythms, screeching guitar solos and over-the-top power-screaming vocals. The band was described by Lior “Steinmetal” Stein of Metal-Temple.com as “fresh with an old-school orientation.”

EVIL UNITED‘s self-titled debut album was released in September 2011 via MVD Entertainment Group.

McMaster previously stated about EVIL UNITED: “I think there are a lot of bands playing this type of metal right now, but I believe that EVIL UNITED has something different about it. There is a wide range of influence, lots of peaks and valleys to explore, without losing any of the extreme.

“It’s a pleasure to work with Texas metal alumni such as these guys; they shred but they are paying attention to the thrash and power as well as the melody.”

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While this was a slow news week overall, it was a great week for funny and unique metal videos, as well as some drama. Take a look at the top 10 most visited pages of the week: DAVE MUSTAINE's Daughter Covers A MEGADETH Song On National TV Bride & Groom Shred Down The Aisle in …

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We've seen weddings where Converge was blasted, where Slayer's "Raining Blood" was the wedding intro song, grindcore weddings, and this but I've never seen a couple shred down the aisle. Brings a tear to my eye! [via MetalSucks]

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Toronto’s Skull Fist will be setting out for the Canadian “Shred The East” tour this month, kicking it off in Ottawa, ON on August 16th. Commented the band: “Canada hasn’t been fisted in a while but it can’t handle a whole fisting at once. So the lucky ones on the East are gonna get it first! GET PIST WITH THE FIST.” Dates are as follows: Aug 16 Ottawa, ON – Cafe Dekcuf Aug 17 Montreal, QC – Frites Alors Aug 18 Quebec City, QC – Bar La Source Aug 21 Saint John, NB – Pub Down Under Aug 22 Fredericton, NB – Lava Vodka Bar Aug 23 Moncton, NB – Esquire Tavern Aug 24 Windsor, NS – Community Center Aug 25 Halifax, NS – Marquee Ballroom Aug 28 Trois Rivieres, QC – Rock Cafe Le Stage

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Swedish power metal act ReinXeed, featuring Tommy Johansson (Golden Resurrection/Charlie Shred), posted a new music video for the track “Guitar Hero.” The song appears on the upcoming album “A New World,” which is scheduled for release on August 22, 2013 in Japan and September 4, 2013 the rest of the world via Doolittle Group.

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British shred-heavy melodic metallers SAVAGE MESSIAH will enter the studio on July 1 to begin recording their as-yet untitled new studio album.

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Amit Sharma of U.K.’s Metal Hammer magazine conducted an interview with guitarist Herman Li of British epic power metallers DRAGONFORCE at this year’s Download festival, which took place June 14-16 at Donington Park in Leicestershire, United Kingdom.

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