Thursday, May 29, 2008

Busta Rhymes ft. Linkin Park - We Made It

I don't see a point in this collaboration.. they should have just put both the vocalists name instead of Linkin Park.. i don't think i saw the drummer there... and the guitarist is missing too.. the only part of the song that i can hear the guitar properly is at the ending.. which sounds like the intro for one of Linkin Park's song.. i forgot which one...

this song - sucks ....

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

All Ends - Still Believe

great band with 2 female vocals.. not growling .. no screaming.. just nice strong female vocals.. with the backing of rock solid hardrockish guitars and drums...songwriting was done mainly by Björn Gelotte of In Flames fame... it should be good... not so sure if their album is out already or not.. if it's not out yet... its coming soon...

here's something from wikipedia about them..

"alternative metal band from Gothenburg, Sweden, founded in 2003. It started as a side project of the In Flames guitarists Björn Gelotte and Jesper Strömblad, but currently they are no longer playing with All Ends.

With the initial line-up of Jesper Strömblad and Björn Gelotte handling guitars, Emma Gelotte and Tinna Karlsdotter doing vocals, and Joseph Skansås playing drums, they recorded a 5-song demo. The demo was recorded at Studio Fredman and produced by Fredrik Nordström and Patrick J. Sten.

In the spring of 2005, Michael Håkansson took over bass duties and Fredrik Johansson took over guitar duties. In August of 2005, Peter Mårdklint joined the band as the second guitarist.

The most notable feature of All Ends is the duet vocals provided by the two female singers in the band, Emma Gelotte and Tinna Karlsdotter, against a background of heavy melodies.

All Ends signed a worldwide contract with Gun Records, a division of Sony BMG Music Entertainment. On May 11, 2007, they released their debut EP, Wasting Life.

Here's a videoclip of their Still Believe song...

This is their second 'single' Pretty Words

Monday, May 26, 2008

Upcoming Metal/Rock Albums... from Venom to Papa Roach to All Ends

Paul Travers of Suite 101 recently conducted an interview with VENOM frontman Conrad "Cronos" Lant about the group's forthcoming album, "Hell".

Toronto's CANCER BATS will release its much-anticipated sophomore full-length album, "Hail Destroyer", on June 24 via Black Market Activities. According to a press release, "Hail Destroyer" sees CANCER BATS "mature sonically and evolving as they incorporate the past, present of hardcore while they pave out its future."

AMBERIAN DAWN will have its debut album, "River of Tuoni", released in European territories outside of Finland on June 16 via Ascendance Records

DESTRUCTION entered Hansen Studios in Ribe, Denmark on April 21 with producer Jacob Hansen to begin recording its new album, "D.E.V.O.L.U.T.I.O.N." An August 29 European release is expected.

PAPA ROACH recently changed the working title of its next album, which was originally called "Days of War, Nights of Love". The new title for the band's fifth major label CD is "Metamorphosis". "Metamorphosis" is expected out in late August or early September. The band has yet to decide on an exact release date or first single.

Dutch female-fronted metal band MORNING will release its sophomore album, "Moments of Truth", in September.

Swedish technical death metallers SOREPTION have completed the songwriting process for their full-length debut. The band is scheduled to enter the studio in August to begin recording the effort for a late 2008/early 2009 release.

ALL ENDS — the Swedish hard rock band featuring Emma Gelotte (sister of IN FLAMES guitarist Björn Gelotte) and Tinna Karlsdotter on vocals, Fredrik Johansson (DIMENSION ZERO, IN FLAMES' "The Jester Race" album) and Peter Mårdklint (EMBRACED, TENEBRE) on guitar, along with Josef Skanås on drums — will be released in the UK on July 21 via Legacy/Sony BMG."Pretty Words", the new video from ALL ENDS can be viewed below. The song comes off the group's self-titled full-length debut, which entered the Japanese "International" chart at position No. 8. - This should be good...

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Who's the World's Sexiest Vegetarian 2008? - can you believe this shit???

ok... being a vegetarian is cool... not eating meat for life is not something easy to be done ... i'm not really a vegetarian kind of person.. but its ok... the problem is.. in my own opinion , it's not OK for metal/rock musicians who are 101% full angst.. a quick check from the survey that Peta is doing at the moment , here's a list of who's there to be voted for the World's Sexiest Vegetarian 2008? - ahaha.. everytime i see that title , it makes me laugh..

Barney Greenway (Napalm Death) - ahaha... Napalm Death ...
Billy Martin (Good Charlotte) - they suck.. i don't like them.. i put Billy's name up so that you guys can laugh at him...
Bulldog (Freya/Earth Crisis/Path of Resistance) - with a name like that and played with these bands , his level of brutality has just dropped by 80% - i didn't give a full 100% because i love those bands..
Chris Adler (Lamb of God) - crap... Chris is a vegan.. how can he do those crazy beats with just eating greens??
Dan Briggs (Between the Buried and Me)
Derrick Green (Sepultura)
Dustie Waring (Between the Buried and Me)
Heath Saraceno (Senses Fail)
Jacob Bannon (Converge)
Josh Elmore (Cattle Decapitation)
- this kills me man... there's like 2 other members who are vegetarians...
Kurt Ballou (Converge) - 2 converge members...
Liam Wilson (The Dillinger Escape Plan)
Mike D’Antonio (Killswitch Engage)

Travis Miguel (Atreyu)
Angela Gossow (Arch Enemy) - take that... huaarrrrrrrgghhhhh... i want more veggie!!!!!!

for more vegetarians... check this list out.. Who's the World's Sexiest Vegetarian 2008?

Pendulum @ top spot in UK chart

Pendulum have stormed into the UK album charts at Number Two with their major label debut In Silico. The Ausie dance rockers, who were Number One in the mid-week charts, were kept off the top spot by Neil Diamond. - source

interesting... an Aussie Drum&bass artist managed to gain top position in UK... not bad at all.. Well Done!!


Friday, May 16, 2008

Norma Jean , Six Feet Under , It Dies Today ... new albums from them soon..

Norma Jean are in the middle of recording their fourth album, The Anti Mother, with producer Ross Robinson (Glassjaw, At the Drive-In) behind the boards. Slated for release later this summer, the band apparently collaborated on material separately with Helmet's Page Hamilton and Chino Moreno of Deftones.
According to a statement from the band, the album's title's derived
from "a character we created, which represents anything that is
deceptive, and yet possesses an outwardly beautiful nature." ...

Six Feet Under have begun recording new material for
their forthcoming Metal Blade Records set. According to the band, "It's
great to be back in the studio, and we feel really psyched to lay these
new songs down. They are some of the best stuff we have come up with,
and [we] can't wait for all of our fans to hear the new stuff." ... The
JonBenét have been touring the U.S., road-testing some new
material, which they plan to record later this year. The band will be
rolling through Anthony, Texas, Friday night (May 16), and dates are
booked through June 14 in Austin, Texas. ...

It Dies Today have set Lividity as the title of
their next album, which they'll be self-producing for a fall release.
... On August 19, the Acacia Strain will release their forthcoming
album, Continent. The disc is being produced by Zeuss, who has worked with the likes of Hatebreed and Shadows Fall.

courtesy of MTV

Upcoming new albums!!! From Metallica , Lacuna Coil , to Disturbed

METALLICA has tapped Greg Fidelman — an engineer/producer who has worked with current METALLICA producer Rick Rubin on albums for the RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS, SYSTEM OF A DOWN, SLIPKNOT and AUDIOSLAVE, among others — to mix its much-anticipated new album, due out in September.

LACUNA COIL is currently working on its highly anticipated new album, the follow-up to 2006's "Karmacode", but will take a short break in June to play some headlining shows in Australia.

Knoxville, Tennessee-based death/grind metallers WHITECHAPEL will release their second album, "This Is Exile", in Europe on July 14 via Metal Blade Records (July 11 in Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Italy). The CD was tracked by Jonny Fay (ex-guitarist of THE RED CHORD) of Backyard Studios in New Hampshire and was mixed by Zeuss, who has produced ION DISSONANCE, EMMURE, BLOOD HAS BEEN SHED, SHADOWS FALL and HATEBREED, among others.

IN THIS MOMENT will enter a Las Vegas studio on June 1 with producer Kevin Churko (OZZY OSBOURNE's "Black Rain") to begin recording its sophomore album, tentatively due late 2008 via Century Media Records. Among the tracks set to appear on the CD is "Forever", which the band recently recorded with Churko at the helm. The recordings sessions for the new album are expected to be completed by July 1.

SOULFLY has hired Robert Sexton (MONDO GENERATOR, AMEN, ICED EARTH) to direct the video for the song "Unleash" — the first single off the group's forthcoming album, "Conquer"."Conquer" is scheduled for release on July 29 via Roadrunner Records. The CD's cover artwork can be viewed at this location (artwork by Android).SOULFLY members Max Cavalera (guitar/vocals), Joe Nunez (drums), Marc Rizzo (guitar), and Bobby Burns (bass) entered Porch Studio in Florida on September 12, 2007 to begin recording the band's sixth studio LP.SOULFLY's upcoming CD will feature guest appearances by MORBID ANGEL frontman David Vincent and THROWDOWN singer Dave Peters.

DISTURBED — frontman David Draiman, guitarist Dan Donegan, drummer Mike Wengren and bassist John Moyer — self-produced its forthcoming album, "Indestructible", for a June 3 release on Reprise Records. The first single from the album, "Inside The Fire", has been Number One at Active Rock radio for three weeks and counting, and marks the band's sixth Number One track and its fastest-rising chart-topper to date.

FIREBIRD, the British band led by former CARCASS/NAPALM DEATH guitarist Bill Steer, will enter Berno studios in Malmö, Sweden on May 19 to begin recording their new album for a late 2008 release via Rise Above Records. The group will spend two weeks recording and mixing at the same studio where FIREBIRD's second album, 2001's "Deluxe", was conceived.

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Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Slipknot "our new album will rip your face off'

Slipknot are currently on a two week "studio lock-down" putting the
finishing touches to their as-yet-untitled fourth album which is set
for release in September.

According to frontman Corey Taylor, the follow-up to 2004's Vol. 3: (The Subliminal Verses) is "going to rip your face off."

"I don't think the world will be ready for this album," Taylor told
US mag Billboard. "It's a cross between Vol. 3 and [2001's] Iowa. It
has so much power in it and yet there are so many great spots for
melody. It's a controlled chaos that hits you right out of the gate."

When asked about the album's lyrical content, Taylor said:

"Instead of bitching about what went wrong in my life, I'm bitching about what's wrong in life, PERIOD."

Taylor also says the album will have more melodic vocals:

"I got to the point where I was tired of pretending that I couldn't
sing every time I made a Slipknot album," he said. "So this time I'm
going all out."

But melodic vocals doesn't mean that this record will be any less
menacing. Taylor refused to go into specifics, but he did say that the
record is "very dark and will fit in everything image-wise that we're
making with this album."

Courtesy of KERRANG!