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Professionally filmed video footage of Swedish occult rockers GHOST performing the song “Secular Haze” live on May 11 at Webster Hall in New York City can be seen below.

A nameless ghoul stated: “Playing in New York will always feel very special for us, since it was the first city in the U.S. that embraced us. Every time we play there, it marks another step up for us — going from filling up the basement at Webster Hall, to filling up the Bowery to finally play at sold-out Webster Hall. We simply love New York.”

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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Scar The Martyr, the new band from Slipknot drummer Joey Jordison made their US debut this weekend at the Studio at Webster Hall and here is footage of them performing a new track, "Dark Ages"

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SCAR THE MARTYR, the new band led by SLIPKNOT drummer Joey Jordison, made its U.S. live debut this past Saturday, August 10 at The Studio at Webster Hall in New York City. Fan-filmed video footage of the performance can be seen below.

SCAR THE MARTYR will release its self-titled debut album on October 1 via Roadrunner Records. SCAR THE MARTYR will film a music video to accompany the CD’s lead single, “Blood Host”, which can be streamed using the SoundCloud widget below.

Jordison tells Revolver about the track: “It’s very coincidental that ‘Blood Host’ is our first track and video because it was the first song I wrote for this project when it was nothing but a mere idea at best. Songs, of course, followed, and molded into an overall feel, concept, and now a full-length album.

‘Blood Host’ has it all: hypnotic riffs, soaring choruses, pummeling breakdowns, and the lyrics are infectious in every sense. We are very proud of the track and it pretty much lets you know where we are coming from, musically, and what we are all about live.”

Recorded at Sound Farm Studios in Des Moines, Iowa, SCAR THE MARTYR‘s debut CD was helmed by Rhys Fulber, whose production and mixing credits include FEAR FACTORY, ROB ZOMBIE, MINDLESS SELF INDULGENCE, FRONT LINE ASSEMBLY and more. The CD is slated to arrive this fall via Roadrunner Records.

SCAR THE MARTYR is currently on the road as the support act for DANZIG on a North American tour which also includes performances by former MISFITS guitarist Doyle Wolfgang Von Frankenstein and HUNTRESS. The trek kicked off August 9 at Sound Academy in Toronto, Ontario, Canada and will wrap up on August 31 at Tempe, Arizona’s Marquee Theatre.

In addition to Jordison, SCAR THE MARTYR‘s lineup for the tour features singer Henry Derek Bonner (BLOOD PROMISE), guitarists Jed Simon (STRAPPING YOUNG LAD) and Kris Norris (DARKEST HOUR), keyboardist Joey Blush and bassist Kyle Konkiel (IN THIS MOMENT).

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Recognized globally as one of the best drummers in rock, Jordison is both a primary songwriter and the drummer for the Grammy Award-winning SLIPKNOT. The SCAR THE MARTYR recording sessions saw him behind the drum kit, while also playing bass on all songs, and rhythm guitar on all but two songs. The album was written by Joey and lead vocalist Henry Derek Bonner (BLOOD PROMISE), and joining them in the studio were keyboardist Chris Vrenna (NINE INCH NAILS), as well as Simon and Norris, who collectively handled all lead guitars on the album.

SCAR THE MARTYR sees Jordison treading in new sonic territory and expanding upon his already remarkable abilities as songwriter and performer. A searing rock record that draws elements from post-punk and industrial music to create an immersive and modern attack, SCAR THE MARTYR creates a menacing and enveloping palette of surging synthesizers layered under heavy guitars and Jordison‘s trademark precision drumming.

“With this project, I focused my efforts on writing for the better of the song,” says Jordison. “I wasn’t worried about flash or persona… It’s all about writing a good solid song. I’m writing music that people can grasp and hold on to…something that resonates. If you don’t have that, then you have nothing.”

“I’d been working on new SLIPKNOT material since the end of the ‘All Hope Is Gone’ tour cycle, but I ended up with so much stuff I had to take a step back and stop working on it,” he explained to Metal Hammer magazine. “The time wasn’t right. But I came up with a bunch of material that was really killer and heavy and started taking some of it in a different direction. I started focusing on a lot of the post-punk and industrial stuff that I’ve always loved and started putting super heavy and brutal guitars over the top of it. That’s how it started. It’s taken me a couple of years to get to this point, but I can honestly say this is the most satisfied I’ve ever been in the studio. I can’t wait for everyone to hear this shit.”

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New performance video for the closing track off Ghost (BC)'s excellent new album Infestissumam. Directed by Rob Semmer. Shot on location at the El Rey in Los Angeles and Webster Hall in New York City.

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According to the New York Post, members of the legendary hardcore band the CRO-MAGS are suing the group’s founder, Harley Flanagan, over an incident in New York City on July 6, 2012 when he allegedly attacked the musicians during the CBGB Festival.

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Video footage of Norwegian rockers KVELERTAK going out drinking, getting tattooed, and playing a sold-out show at New York’s Studio at Webster Hall can be seen below.

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Fan-filmed video footage of the reunited acclaimed 1990s rock band SAIGON KICK performing last night (Thursday, April 11) at Webster Hall in New York City can be seen below.

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Fan-filmed video footage of ADRENALINE MOB — the band featuring drummer Mike Portnoy (DREAM THEATER, AVENGED SEVENFOLD), SYMPHONY X frontman Russell Allen, guitar virtuoso Mike Orlando (SONIC STOMP) and DISTURBED bassist John Moyer — performing on Wednesday, March 13 at Webster Hall in New York City can be seen below.

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Today is the Day will embark on a North American tour this March and April, and has unleashed the first wave of confirmed dates today.

The band’s upcoming brutal voyage will begin in the Northeast and storm south across the country on the way to SXSW for this year’s official ToneDeaf Touring showcase alongside Orange Goblin, KEN Mode, Mondo Generator and more. After the festivities in Austin the outfit will continue a clockwise path of chaos up through the Northwest and Midwest U.S. and into Canada.

Support for Today Is The Day throughout most of the venture will be provided by Black Tusk, KEN Mode and Fight Amp. But Black Tusk will drop from the trek after a month on the road, and will be replaced by a special guest to be announced shortly.

Additional American and Canadian shows and more action for this year’s SXSW and more will be confirmed soon as well. Stay tuned. Dates are as follows:

3/06/2013 Saint Vitus Bar – Brooklyn, NY w/ Black Tusk, KEN mode, Fight Amp
3/07/2013 Middle East Downstairs – Cambridge, MA w/ Black Tusk, KEN mode, Fight Amp
3/08/2013 The Studio at Webster Hall – New York, NY w/ Black Tusk, KEN mode, Fight Amp
3/09/2013 The Barbary – Philadelphia, PA w/ Black Tusk, KEN mode, Fight Amp
3/10/2013 Mr. Smalls – Pittsburgh, PA w/ Black Tusk, KEN mode, Fight Amp
3/11/2013 The Masquerade – Atlanta, GA w/ Black Tusk, KEN mode, Fight Amp
3/12/2013 Backbooth – Orlando, FL w/ Black Tusk, KEN mode, Fight Amp
3/13/2013 Siberia – New Orleans, LA w/ Black Tusk, KEN mode, Fight Amp
3/15/2013 Tone Deaf Touring Official SXSW Showcase @ Red 7 – Austin, TX
3/17/2013 Spillover Fest @ Sandbar Cantina – Dallas, TX
3/20/2013 Rocky Point Cantina – Tempe, AZ w/ Black Tusk, KEN mode, Fight Amp
3/21/2013 Brick By Brick – San Diego, CA w/ Black Tusk, KEN mode, Fight Amp
3/22/2013 Satellite – Los Angeles, CA w/ Black Tusk, KEN mode, Fight Amp
3/24/2013 The Catalyst – Santa Cruz, CA w/ Black Tusk, KEN mode, Fight Amp
3/25/2013 Elbo Room – San Francisco, CA w/ Black Tusk, KEN mode, Fight Amp
3/26/2013 Rotture – Portland, OR w/ Black Tusk, KEN mode, Fight Amp
3/27/2013 The Highline – Seattle, WA w/ Black Tusk, KEN mode, Fight Amp
3/28/2013 The Shakedown – Bellingham, WA w/ Black Tusk, KEN mode, Fight Amp
4/05/2013 The Aquarium – Fargo, ND w/ Black Tusk, KEN mode, Fight Amp
4/06/2013 Triple Rock Social Club – Minneapolis, MN w/ Black Tusk, KEN mode, Fight Amp
4/07/2013 Empty Bottle – Chicago, IL w/ Black Tusk, KEN mode, Fight Amp
4/08/2013 Pyramid Scheme – Grand Rapids, MI w/ TBA, KEN mode, Fight Amp
4/10/2013 Southgate House Revival – Newport, KY w/ TBA, KEN mode, Fight Amp
4/11/2013 Beachland Ballroom – Cleveland, OH w/ TBA, KEN mode, Fight Amp
4/12/2013 Magic Stick – Detroit, MI w/ TBA, KEN mode, Fight Amp
4/13/2013 Lee’s Palace – Toronto, ON w/ TBA, KEN mode, Fight Amp
4/15/2013 Maverick’s – Ottawa, ON w/ TBA, KEN mode, Fight Amp

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Swedish sensation Crashdiet is returning with fourth album “The Savage Playground,” due out on January 25th in Europe on Frontiers and January 22nd in North America. The lead single “Cocaine Cowboys” is set for release on December 12th. The following press release was also issued about the band:

“A leading force in the Swedish ‘sleaze rock’ scene of the 2000s — a revival of the glam metal of the 1980s, but with a more pronounced punk element — Crashdiet for the first time manage to release their brand of down and dirty Rock and Roll simultaneously all over the world.

“In April of 2010 the band’s third album ‘Generation Wild’ pretty much summed up the extraordinary but yet tragic history of a band, determined to never give up their dream. Crashdiet has become known as a band with a huge following of diehard fans, and the massive interest for them never seems to fade.

“There has been extensive touring during the course of ‘Generation Wild’ and the absolute highlight saw the band conquer Hollywood and New York City with sold out shows at Whisky A Go Go and Webster Hall. The band also supported their heroes Motley Crue and Ozzy Osbourne.

“With the new studio album ‘The Savage Playground,’ recorded during summer/autumn 2012 in native Sweden, the band has their minds set to break through on a world-wide basis with a tour that will see the band going back to the US as well as going to Japan for the first time.”

“Supporting Motley Crue in Helsinki and headlining Whisky A Go Go have been the highlights of the Generation Wild tour,” says guitarist Martin Sweet. “We will put a lot of effort into the US for our new tour. We will start in Scandinavia in February, Then we head to the US & Canada. Coming back end of April to do UK and then Europe and Japan will follow with Festivals in the summer and then South-America to kick off in the autumn.”

Sweet goes on to discuss the new album: “The Savage Playground is our playground, its the beginning and the end, its the place where we eat and breed. We thought the time was right for us to do a edgier and not so polished sounding album, kinda like what we sound like live. It’s more organic and rough sounding. And of course we’re always evolving as musicians and like to try new ways of expressing ourselves, and that can most definitely be heard this album.”

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