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“The Epilogue”, the new video from ††† (CROSSES) — DEFTONES frontman Chino Moreno‘s project with FAR guitarist Shaun Lopez — can be seen below. The song comes off ††† (CROSSES)’s self-titled full-length debut, which was released on February 11 via Sumerian Records. The CD includes the songs from ††† (CROSSES)’s two previously released EPs — 2011’s “†” and 2012’s “††”, along with five new tracks.

In a recent interview with RollingStone.com, Moreno stated about ††† (CROSSES)’s sound: “By listening to the music, you can tell that a lot of the influences come from the new-wave era. That was basically the scene that I came up on. I just happened to wind up in a metal band when I was 15. I’ve always had a deep passion for a lot of early electronic and sampled music.”

Asked about ††† (CROSSES)’s heavy use of the cross in the band’s imagery and songtitles, Moreno said: “I think a lot of bands are influenced by religious symbolism and not even necessarily Christianity or Catholicism. Our band definitely doesn’t follow any of those. It’s more of the aesthetic. The art, the way it works. The initial name of the band was going to be HOLY GHOST. But at the last minute, another band came out with the name, so Shaun suggested CROSSES. It’s a very strong symbol. Three crosses is great. It’s great to look at, there’s three of us in the band.”

††† (CROSSES) made its live debut in January 2012 at The Glass House in Pomona, California.

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“The Vinnie Langdon Show” conducted an interview with the British metalcore act ASKING ALEXANDRIA at the Aftershock festival, which took place September 14-15 at Discovery Park in Sacramento, California. You can now watch the chat below.

ASKING ALEXANDRIA‘s third album, “From Death To Destiny”, sold 38,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to land at position No. 6 on The Billboard 200 chart. This achievement not only marks the group’s highest-charting debut ever, but also Sumerian Records‘ highest first-week sales to date.

“From Death To Destiny” debuted at No. 1 on the U.K. rock and metal chart. It’s another first for the band, and it’s particularly special for the band to garner so much support throughout their home country.

Commented ASKING ALEXANDRIA guitarist Ben Bruce: “It’s taken long enough! It wasn’t because we were being lazy, but because we wanted it to be perfect. ‘From Death To Destiny’ is our third album and we wanted to make sure we’d bring out the best possible record we could.”

He continued: “This is our biggest sounding record and alongside the classic ASKING ALEXANDRIA stuff — the breakdown sections, heavy sections, fast sections — we’ve thrown a lot of new influences in there. It’s a very diverse album and I think people who pigeonholed us are going to realize they were wrong when they hear it.”

Issued on August 6 via Sumerian Records, “From Death To Destiny” was recorded with renowned producer Joey Sturgis (THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA, EMMURE).

Most of the new CD was tracked at Sturgis‘ studio in Indiana, while the vocals and strings and choir parts were laid down at NRG Recording Studios in North Hollywood, California.

“From Death To Destiny” track listing:

01. Don’t Pray For Me
02. Killing You
03. The Death Of Me
04. Run Free
05. Break Down The Walls
06. Poison
07. Believe
08. Creature
09. White Line Fever
10. Moving On
11. The Road
12. Until The End (ft. Howard Jones)
13. The Death Of Me (Rock Mix)

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Sacramento, California’s CONDUCTING FROM THE GRAVE will release a new, self-titled album on October 1. The CD was entirely funded by fans via a Kickstarter campaign (raising over $15,000 within a month) and will be the band’s first self-released effort. The new album follows the band’s two highly regarded extreme metal releases, (2009’s “When Legends Become Dust” and 2010’s “Revenants”) for Sumerian Records. While initially established in the metalcore scene, the new release finds the band further distancing themselves from the “core” tag and delving further into the technicality and brutality that defines death metal.

While at a crossroad with their label, the band spent the better part of the past two years writing and demoing new material while deciding their future. The downtime actually ended up being beneficial as guitarist Jeff Morgan confides: “It took a while for us to finally get into the studio to master the tracks, but it ended up working out great for the album. The writing and re-fining process we put each song through helped ensure that this album was the best it could possibly be. Also, we were allowed the time without any outside pressure to really hone in on our roots and expand on them in new directions.”

Regarding lyrical and conceptual themes for the album, vocalist Mikey Powell says: “Our newest release started out as a full on concept about the apocalypse with the four horsemen as the main idea, but that quickly changed into a more or less non-concept specific approach. There are A LOT of different themes going on ranging from my love of video games (‘Honor Guide Me!’ is about war through the eyes of a Protoss Zealot from the game Starcraft) all the way through a very bad experience I had in my life that gave me a very bad case of anxiety issues that I will have for the rest of my life (‘Into the Rabbit Hole’). I guess you could say that it’s mostly about my life experiences from my childhood to issues in my life today. Vocally, I think it’s my best work yet and I had a lot of fun trying to push my performance beyond past releases.”

Ultimately, deciding to release the album themselves, the band decided to pursue the crowdfunding option for album costs, unsure of what to expect. Speaking on the overwhelmingly positive outcome, Morgan says: “It was amazing to see the fans come through like that for us. There were a lot of people who donated above and beyond what they needed to and the majority of comments we received were so supportive. When things get difficult trying to keep a band going for such a long time, fans like this make it all feel worthwhile.”

In addition to Morgan and Powell, CONDUCTING FROM THE GRAVE features John Abernathy (guitar), Greg Donnelly (drums) and Jackson Jordan (bass).




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After The Burial has announced a new album will be coming soon via Sumerian Records. The band also posted a brief teaser trailer online, which can be found below. After the Burial will also soon be out on tour with Trivium and DevilDriver.

The post After The Burial Posts New Album Teaser appeared first on Daily Heavy Metal News.

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The Circle Pit conducted an interview with THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN guitarist Ben Weinman during this year’s Summer Slaughter Tour. You can now watch the chat below.

THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN was forced to cancel its summer European festival and club appearances due to an injury sustained by Weinman on his right hand and wrist.

THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN‘s fifth full-length album, “One Of Us Is The Killer”, sold around 15,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 25 on The Billboard 200 chart. The CD was released on May 14 through the band’s own Party Smasher Inc., in partnership with Sumerian Records in North America. Party Smasher‘s partnership with BMG covers the rest of the world, including licensing deals with Grind House for Japan and Remote Control in Australia.

“One Of Us Is The Killer” was recorded in Southern California with longtime producer Steve Evetts (GLASSJAW, THE CURE, SUICIDE SILENCE), with additional production at guitarist/co-founder Ben Weinman‘s studio. Mastering was handled by Tom Baker (DEFTONES, NINE INCH NAILS, BEASTIE BOYS).

In a recent interview with Killer Tours, Weinman stated about “One Of Us Is The Killer”: “A lot of the inspiration for this record has to do with codependency. This band has a huge impact on everyone in our lives. The conflicts that occur from both being around the same people constantly and also being away from some people constantly makes you evaluate things in a way most people never could. A lot of our lyrical and musical content is a vessel for dealing with that.”

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††† (CROSSES) — DEFTONES frontman Chino Moreno‘s project with FAR guitarist Shaun Lopez — has inked a deal with Sumerian Records.

††† (CROSSES)’s label debut is expected to arrive in winter 2013.

The band released its second EP, “††”, in January 2012.

In a 2011 interview with ChinaShop, Moreno stated about how ††† (CROSSES) came together, “I remember I mentioned to [Shaun] one day when we were hanging out, y’know, ‘We should make a record together.’ It just so happened that when I moved to L.A. I ended up living a few blocks away from him. I was down here working on recording some vocals with Shaun. We just clicked. We listened to a lot of the same music. We’ve always worked well together. With this project in particular, I met [guitarist] Chuck over at Shaun‘s house. Chuck was working on some of his solo stuff. I don’t know when they started working together, but they said they were working on a project together and asked if I was interested in contributing vocals. Whenever they were working, I’d just ride my bike over there. A couple different times, I was just like, ‘Let me try singing on this,’ and they were like, ‘OK, cool.’ I’d just go in and throw in a bunch of ideas. Pretty soon they got rid of the idea of getting a bunch of different singers together. We just started working on the record together.”

††† (CROSSES) made its live debut in January 2012 at The Glass House in Pomona, California.

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Chino Moreno has been a busy man the past few years, and obviously shows no signs of stopping. Moreno's latest endeavor ††† (pronounced Crosses, duh!), accompanied by ex-Far guitarist Shaun Lopez and Chuck Doom, has finally gotten signed after two EPs… and a third one on the way! Since the first two EPs have been …

The post CROSSES (DEFTONES, Ex-FAR) Sign To Sumerian Records; Tease New Material appeared first on Metal Injection.

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Vocalist Danny Worsnop of the British metalcore act ASKING ALEXANDRIA recently stopped by the U.K. offices of Metal Hammer magazine to discuss the band’s third album, “From Death To Destiny”. Check out the chat below.

“From Death To Destiny” sold 38,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to land at position No. 6 on The Billboard 200 chart. This achievement not only marks the group’s highest-charting debut ever, but also Sumerian Records‘ highest first-week sales to date.

“From Death To Destiny” debuted at No. 1 on the U.K. rock and metal chart. It’s another first for the band, and it’s particularly special for the band to garner so much support throughout their home country.

Commented ASKING ALEXANDRIA guitarist Ben Bruce: “It’s taken long enough! It wasn’t because we were being lazy, but because we wanted it to be perfect. ‘From Death To Destiny’ is our third album and we wanted to make sure we’d bring out the best possible record we could.”

He continued: “This is our biggest sounding record and alongside the classic ASKING ALEXANDRIA stuff — the breakdown sections, heavy sections, fast sections — we’ve thrown a lot of new influences in there. It’s a very diverse album and I think people who pigeonholed us are going to realize they were wrong when they hear it.”

Issued on August 6 via Sumerian Records, “From Death To Destiny” was recorded with renowned producer Joey Sturgis (THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA, EMMURE).

“From Death To Destiny” track listing:

01. Don’t Pray For Me
02. Killing You
03. The Death Of Me
04. Run Free
05. Break Down The Walls
06. Poison
07. Believe
08. Creature
09. White Line Fever
10. Moving On
11. The Road
12. Until The End (ft. Howard Jones)
13. The Death Of Me (Rock Mix)

Most of the new CD was tracked at Sturgis‘ studio in Indiana, while the vocals and strings and choir parts were laid down at NRG Recording Studios in North Hollywood, California.

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Groovey.TV recently conducted an interview with THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN. You can now watch the chat below.

THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN was forced to cancel its summer European festival and club appearances due to an injury sustained by guitarist Ben Weinman on his right hand and wrist.

THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN‘s fifth full-length album, “One Of Us Is The Killer”, sold around 15,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 25 on The Billboard 200 chart. The CD was released on May 14 through the band’s own Party Smasher Inc., in partnership with Sumerian Records in North America. Party Smasher‘s partnership with BMG covers the rest of the world, including licensing deals with Grind House for Japan and Remote Control in Australia.

“One Of Us Is The Killer” was recorded in Southern California with longtime producer Steve Evetts (GLASSJAW, THE CURE, SUICIDE SILENCE), with additional production at guitarist/co-founder Ben Weinman‘s studio. Mastering was handled by Tom Baker (DEFTONES, NINE INCH NAILS, BEASTIE BOYS).

In a recent interview with Killer Tours, Weinman stated about “One Of Us Is The Killer”: “A lot of the inspiration for this record has to do with codependency. This band has a huge impact on everyone in our lives. The conflicts that occur from both being around the same people constantly and also being away from some people constantly makes you evaluate things in a way most people never could. A lot of our lyrical and musical content is a vessel for dealing with that.”

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Groovey.TV recently conducted an interview with THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN. You can now watch the chat below.

THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN was forced to cancel its summer European festival and club appearances due to an injury sustained by guitarist Ben Weinman on his right hand and wrist.

THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN‘s fifth full-length album, “One Of Us Is The Killer”, sold around 15,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 25 on The Billboard 200 chart. The CD was released on May 14 through the band’s own Party Smasher Inc., in partnership with Sumerian Records in North America. Party Smasher‘s partnership with BMG covers the rest of the world, including licensing deals with Grind House for Japan and Remote Control in Australia.

“One Of Us Is The Killer” was recorded in Southern California with longtime producer Steve Evetts (GLASSJAW, THE CURE, SUICIDE SILENCE), with additional production at guitarist/co-founder Ben Weinman‘s studio. Mastering was handled by Tom Baker (DEFTONES, NINE INCH NAILS, BEASTIE BOYS).

In a recent interview with Killer Tours, Weinman stated about “One Of Us Is The Killer”: “A lot of the inspiration for this record has to do with codependency. This band has a huge impact on everyone in our lives. The conflicts that occur from both being around the same people constantly and also being away from some people constantly makes you evaluate things in a way most people never could. A lot of our lyrical and musical content is a vessel for dealing with that.”

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