Posts Tagged “Titans”


Swedish melo-death titans In Flames have unleashed a new video for the title track from their latest album Sounds Of A Playground Fading. Comprising footage from the band’s extensive touring activities since the album’s release, the clip was directed by award-winning video guru Patric Ullaeus, who has previously worked with Children Of Bodom, Dimmu Borgir, Arch Enemy and many more.

Sounds Of Playground Fading is available now via Century Media. In Flames play a one-off show at Stockholm’s Gröna Lund amusement park on September 27. Sounds awesome. Can someone pay for our flights, please? Thanks.

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Slayer Mark 2013

According to an article on Blabbermouth, Tom Araya and Kerry King are looking to spend some time in the studio prior to their October US tour to begin work on a brand new Slayer album.

If true, it’d serve as the first steps towards a new Slayer album since the departure of drummer Dave Lombardo earlier this year and, most significantly, the death of guitarist Jeff Hanneman in May.

Slayer played a somewhat sombre set at Bloodstock last month and are currently completed by Exodus axeman Gary Holt and drummer Paul Bostaph, who has spent a number of successful stints with the thrash titans already. We’ll be keeping an eye on this one…

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Opeth: Bringing the prog

Opeth mainman Mikael Åkerfeldt has offered an update on the progress of the Swedish titans’ follow-up to supremely proggy 2011 opus, Heritage.

“We’ve been looking at Rockfield Studios in Wales where Queen recorded Bohemian Rhapsody, but we haven’t made a decision yet,” Åkerfeldt tells Expressen. “But it will be an expensive album. There’s a lot going on, lots of string arrangements that we haven’t had in the past.

“Will it be heavier than Heritage? Maybe a little bit heavier,” Mikael adds. “Not death metal heavy, but hard rock/heavy metal heavy. There’s also lots of progressive elements and acoustic guitars, but also more sinister-sounding riffs.”

Expect that to land next year via Roadrunner.

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After wrapping up a momentous summer that included a Billboard Top 10 debut for its latest album, “Rescue & Restore”, and a mainstage spot on Warped Tour, AUGUST BURNS RED is preparing to unveil its next offering, a brand-new DVD entitled “Foreign & Familiar” to release this fall. The documentary chronicles the entire 18-month touring cycle behind the band’s breakout 2011 album “Leveler”, whose critical and commercial success catapulted the band to the forefront of the modern heavy music scene.

From headlining tours of North America, Europe, Japan and Australia — with stops in New Zealand, Taiwan, the Philippines, Malaysia, Thailand, Singapore and more along the way — “Foreign & Familiar” shows the globetrotting metal titans doing what they do best in settings all over the world.

‘Foreign & Familiar’ has literally been three years in the making,” explains guitarist JB Brubaker.

“It’s no small task to try and squeeze 18 months of touring into a two-hour package, but that’s exactly what we have here.

“I am grateful that we were able to pull this DVD together, as this is something we’ll all be able to look back on as old men and remember the good ol’ days.

“I think anyone who cares about this band will find ‘Foreign & Familiar’ to be an entertaining and insightful behind the scenes look at AUGUST BURNS RED on the road.”

AUGUST BURNS RED is also pleased to announce the Endless Chicago Weekend event on November 22 and 23, featuring back-to-back shows at Chicago’s House of Blues and, for fans holding a weekend pass, early entry on Saturday to attend an exclusive screening of “Foreign & Familiar”, followed by a question-and-answer session and meet-and-greet with the band.

“Chicago has almost been a home away from home for AUGUST BURNS RED,” says Brubaker. “From the Beat Kitchen and Reggie’s to our many stops at the House of Blues and even Riot Fest, Chicago has consistently been a tour stop we most look forward to playing. We wanted to make our stop in Chicago this fall extra special. Certainly looking forward to spending some extra time in the Windy City!”

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The autobiography of David Ellefson, co-founder and bassist of 11-time Grammy-nominated heavy metal titans MEGADETH, will be made available on October 29 via Howard Books.

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Thrash titans looking to charge through early Metallica classic once the bassist recovers from walking pneumonia.

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Soulfly: bringing a ruckas near you soon

Max Cavalera’s metal titans Soulfly are back in the studio busy at work on album number nine, due out later this year via Nuclear Blast.

Check out some video footage of the guys beavering away below:

The album comes produced by Terry Date (Pantera, Deftones, Bring Me The Horizon) and will be the first Soulfly album released by Nuclear Blast. Our prediction: GRRRRRRRROOOOVES!

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Vista Chino – AKA the Artists Formerly Known As Kyuss Lives! – release brand new album Peace on September 2 via Napalm, and we’ve got a prime cut from the album ready to go right here. You lucky so and so’s.

Bang your head to Barcelonian below…

John Garcia and Brant Bjork’s stoner rock titans will play the following venues this Autumn:

30.10.13 – MANCHESTER – The Ritz
31.10.13 – BIRMINGHAM – The Institute
01.11.13 – BRISTOL – O2 Academy
02.11.13 – LONDON – Roundhouse
04.11.13 – GLASGOW – Garage
05.11.13 – NOTTINGHAM – Rock City
06.11.13 – NEWCASTLE – O2 Academy

Tickets are on sale now via / / 0844 871 8803

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German underground metal titans ATLANTEAN KODEX will release their long-awaited second album, “The White Goddess – A Grammar Of Poetic Myth”, on October 4 on CD and vinyl through 20 Buck Spin Records (USA) and Cruz del Sur Music/Ván Records (rest of the world).

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Amon Amarth: Back in 2013

High fives to Defenders Of The Faith IV headliners Amon Amarth this week after the Swedish Viking-sized titans managed to break the US top 20 with their new album!

Deceiver Of The Gods earned a highly respectable number 19 debut in the Billboard 200 after shifting 17,000 copies, which really isn’t too shabby at all.

Help the lads celebrate by joining them, Carcass, Bleed From Within and Hell on the following dates this winter:

Defenders Of The Faith IV Dates:

Nov 12 Birmingham o2 Academy
Nov 13 Manchester o2 Academy
Nov 14 Glasgow Barrowland
Nov 15 Bristol o2 Academy
Nov 17 London Forum


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