Saturday, October 31, 2009

Music News & Notes

TEMPLE OF BLOOD’s “Prepare for the Judgement of Mankind” to see vinyl release

TEMPLE OF BLOOD announced today that they have struck a deal with Open Grave Records for the release of their 2006 album, “Prepare for the Judgement of Mankind” to be released on vinyl. The CD version of the album has long been out of print, but still in high demand on websites like Amazon and Ebay, and a lot of times goes for a high dollar amount.

The vinyl release will be limited to 300 copies. More details are to follow in the near future. Look for a release in early 2010.

Track listing is as follows:

1. Destruction of the Twin Cities
2. Conviction
3. Return to Eden
4. Spiritual Warfare
5. Trampling the Serpent
6. Seeking the Truth
7. Legion of the Crypts
8. The Ultimate Sacrifice
9. Realm of Insufferable Burning (The Horrors of Hell)
10. Deliver Us From Evil (Cover version of DEADLY BLESSING song featuring guest vocals by Ski)


Art Review | 'Who Shot Rock & Roll'Every Picture Tells a Story, Don’t It?


Rock ’n’ roll and photography need each other — or, at least, rock musicians need photographers. You can’t be a star if you don’t have an image. But what makes a good rock photograph is something to ponder, and “Who Shot Rock & Roll: A Photographic History, 1955 to the Present” at the Brooklyn Museum offers an excellent opportunity to do so.

Organized by the photography historian Gail Buckland, the exhibition presents more than 175 images by 105 photographers, and includes album cover art, candid snapshots, publicity portraits and pictures of live performances.

Leaving aside aesthetic issues, it is hard to say what makes a high-quality rock photograph. So much depends on what you bring to it. For many viewers Richard Avedon’s pellucid black-and-white portraits of the Beatles in 1967 will resonate differently from David LaChappelle’s garishly colorful 1999 picture of the white hip-hop star Eminem sitting naked but holding a strategically placed stick of dynamite with a sparkling fuse.

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Arsis Reveals New Album "Starve For The Devil" Artwork

Virginia’s melodic/technical death metal band Arsis has revealed the artwork by Mark Riddick for their upcoming "Starve For The Devil" album. The artwork can be viewed at this location. "Starve For The Devil" is set to be released in North America on February 9th, 2010. The music for "Starve For The Devil" was recorded with producer Zeuss (Municipal Waste, Agnostic Front, Hatebreed) at Planet Z Studios in Massachusetts.

The track listing for the album will be as follows:

1. Forced To Rock
2. A March For The Sick
3. From Soulless To Shattered (Art In Dying)
4. Beyond Forlorn
5. The Ten Of Swords
6. Closer To Cold
7. Sick Perfection
8. Half Past Corpse O'Clock
9. Escape Artist
10. Sable Rising


Metallica Putting More Songs On Guitar Hero Wii

Metallica has issued the following update about the remaining songs from their album "Death Magnetic" becoming available for the Wii edition of Guitar Hero:

"If you've been playing Guitar Hero on the Wii, you may have noticed that we were short a few songs when it came to ‘Death Magnetic’ - well no more! Our friends at Guitar Hero have been working long and hard with Nintendo so that Wii fans can now play the eight ‘Death Magnetic’ songs not previously available for that gaming system.

"Starting November 24, additional tracks from ‘Death Magnetic’ will be available as downloadable singles for 200 Wii points each. If you're keeping score, that would be ‘All Nightmare Long’, ‘That Was Just Your Life’, ‘The Day That Never Comes’, ‘The Judas Kiss’, ‘The End Of The Line’, ‘The Unforgiven III’, ‘Suicide & Redemption J.H.’ and ‘Suicide & Redemption K.H.’ Enjoy!"


Slayer Streaming Entire New Album Online

Slayer are currently streaming their entire new album "World Painted Blood" via their MySpace page.

"World Painted Blood" will be released on Tuesday, November 3rd in North America and Monday, November 2nd to the rest of the world.

The "World Painted Blood" track listing is as follows:

1. World Painted Blood
2. Unit 731
3. Snuff
4. Beauty Through Order
5. Hate Worldwide
6. Public Display Of Dismemberment
7. Human Strain
8. Americon
9. Psychopathy Red
10. Playing With Dolls
11. Not Of This God


Rob Zombie Comments On Roadrunner Signing

In a sudden and unexpected move, multi-platinum hard rock artist Rob Zombie has inked a new worldwide deal with Roadrunner Records through its Loud & Proud imprint.

This shocking announcement came as Zombie exits his former label of eighteen years, where he sold fifteen million records as a solo artist and with his former band White Zombie. Zombie’s new album, "Hellbilly Deluxe 2," previously set for release on 11/17 will now be released by Roadrunner / Loud & Proud Records in early 2010.

“It certainly wasn’t an easy decision to make after all this time, but it had to be done,” states Zombie. “I love this new record and wanted to surround myself with an excited new group of people who can reignite my enthusiasm for working within a hard rock record label. Roadrunner seems to be the perfect place.”

“Roadrunner is thrilled to be involved with Rob Zombie on a worldwide basis as he is a multiple-threat artist whom we’ve admired for many years,” said Roadrunner president Jonas Nachsin.

Tom Lipsky, founder and president of Loud & Proud echoed Nachsin’s sentiment, “Rob Zombie hits hard on Hellbilly Deluxe 2 and the fans expect nothing less. We are excited about the monster mayhem that he is certain to create!”

The first single from the new album, “What?” recently launched at all rock radio formats and is quickly climbing the charts. This latest album marks the follow-up to 1998’s triple platinum "Hellbilly Deluxe."

The track listing is as follows:

1. Jesus Frankenstein
2. Sick Bubblegum
3. What?
4. Mars Needs Women
5. Werewolf, Baby!
6. Virgin Witch
7. Death and Destiny Inside The Dream Factory
8. Burn
9. Cease to Exist
10. Werewolf Women of the SS
11. The Man Who Laughs

In support of this release, Zombie kicked off his first headline tour since 2007 in Phoenix, AZ on October 29th. Shows in Las Vegas, NV on the 30th, and a very special Halloween event on October 31st in Hollywood, CA are set to follow. Zombie will be accompanied by his longtime band mates - guitarist John 5, bassist Piggy D and drummer Tommy Clufetos.



New Jersey thrash metal veterans OVERKILL have inked a multi-album deal with Nuclear Blast Records. The band’s new CD, “Ironbound” — which is described as a true “thrasher-piece” — is scheduled for release on January 29, 2010.

“Good to be with a label that understands what OVERKILL are about and what metal is about in 2010; exciting!” singer Bobby “Blitz” Ellsworth said in a statement.

Added Nuclear Blast A&R representative Jaap Wagemaker: “Growing up with classics such as ‘Feel The Fire’, ‘Taking Over’ and ‘The Years Of Decay’ and seeing the band countless times playing live, it is sure to say that one of our favorite bands of all time has finally found their home at the powerhouse that Nuclear Blast is today! We are very much looking forward to start working with OVERKILL and are eager to release their new album, ‘Ironbound’, to the masses! A new album on which they have returned to their old-school thrash roots!”

“Ironbound” track listing:

01. The Green And Black
02. Ironbound
03. Bring Me The Night
04. The Goal Is Your Soul
05. Give A Little
06. Endless War
07. The Head And Heart
08. In Vain
09. Killing For A Living
10. The SRC

* Limited digipak
* CD Jewelcase
* LP (180g vinyl) in gatefold
* LP (180g green vinyl) in gatefold (Nuclear Blast Mailorder exclusive)
* Strictly limited mailorder edition

The band is already working on a new European tour for 2010.

On May 12, Megaforce Records reissued two classic OVERKILL albums on colored vinyl.

* “Feel The Fire” on red/orange marbled vinyl
* “Fuck You And Then Some” (first time on vinyl!!) which is a double LP set — one LP on regular black vinyl and the other on black/yellow marbled vinyl with a big fat middle finger etched into side D.

Both albums are limited to 500 hand-numbered copies

OVERKILL has tapped PAIN/HYPOCRISY mainman Peter Tägtgren to mix the band’s new album.

Since 2010 is the 25th anniversary of the release of the debut OVERKILL album, “Feel The Fire”, there are lots of plans for next year, including U.S. and European tours.

OVERKILL’s second DVD, “Live at Wacken Open Air 2007″, came out in February 2008 via Bodog Music. The 50-minute disc was shot during the band’s headline set at the festival in front of an audience of 40,000, and features songs that span OVERKILL’s 28-year career, including “Walk Through Fire” from the group’s latest disc “Immortalis”, “Rotten to the Core”, “Elimination”, “Fuck You”, “In Union We Stand”, “Necroshine”, “Skull and Bones”, “Old School” and “Wrecking Crew”

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