Lacuna Coil performed an intimate acoustic in-store performance at Vintage Vinyl in New Jersey this past Tuesday, January 24th. The event marked the release of the bands latest album “Dark Adrenaline“. Fan-filmed footage from the set can be found below:
Primal Rock Rebellion, the new project spearheaded by Iron Maiden guitarist Adrian Smith and ex-SikTh vocalist Mikee Goodman, have released a new music video for their debut single, “No Place Like Home“.
The pair teamed up with Meats Meier (Puscifer) for the clip, as well as the artwork for its accompanying single, which is due out digitally and on limited edition colored vinyl on February 06th overseas via Spinefarm. The groups full-length release “Awoken Broken” will follow, arriving on store shelves on February 27th overseas with a U.S. release date pending.
Earache Records are preparing a remastered CD and vinyl release of Napalm Death‘s 1987 debut “Scum” for release later this year. The label recently posted some waveforms to show the benefit of the new mastering job over at their Tumblr. The bands new album “Utilitarian” is presently on course for a February 28th North American release through Century Media.
Threat Signal have posted some brief behind the scenes footage from their ongoing video shoots with director Tommy Jones (All Shall Perish, Kataklysm). You can check that out over at Yfrog.com. As previously reported, the band are filming two new music videos for as-yet unspecified tracks from their latest album.
Furthermore, the group have also released a special new version of their song “New World Order” as a digital single. It features a guest solo from Per Nilsson of Scar Symmetry.
The Dillinger Escape Plan‘s Greg Puciato has spoken further on his now infamous bad trip post. Speaking once again through his official website, Gregpuciato.com, he was asked by a reader “Did you actually recall those events from your “experience”? Or were your actions recalled from another source?” His reply can be found below:
“Mix of my own recollection and my girlfriend(also tripping but nowhere near as extremely….much lower dosage) helping me remember. I’ve done it enough(mushrooms) but not to that level. I felt like I was fully separate from my body, like my consciousness had nothing to do with being a physical being….like something in between a near death experience and a near-out of body experience.
The only way I can describe it in hindsight, is that I felt that consciousness wasn’t something that comes from inside of us, that it’s somehow a universal thing that we must be harnessing into our physical bodies while we’re alive, as if we are living antennae or something, or conductors of it. That realization seemed fine to me, and I wasn’t scared of my energy or that consciousness disappearing or anything like that, I just didn’t want to leave this current existence because I had too much left that I wanted to do. Thinking that I was leaving this existence, freaked me out.
I just panicked, my girlfriend panicked seeing me panic, the more either of us panicked the more it escalated. I started to think that I was having some sort of mushroom induced seizure(I obviously knew I wasn’t dying of toxicity or any sort of lethal dosage….at one point I was so furious/frustrated that I of all insanely physically healthy people was having some rare abnormal reaction)….my heart was racing out of control…I was really cold…it was just overwhelming. Next thing I know I was on a stretcher, there were cops everywhere, EMTs, taking my blood pressure…pulse….asking about previous mental health…giving me a sedative…asking me a lot of other health related questions…trying to get me to sign paperwork….I started thinking I was dying…and then perhaps that I was already dead…the way the people in movies are when they don’t know they’re dead….the whole thing was just really crazy.
At one point I thought that my girlfriend and I were the same person, and that I had imagined her as a reflection or manifestation of my own psychosis/personality….like some sort of female mirror of me, and then that led to me thinking that Ben, Dillinger, my friends, family…and eventually the whole world was something I was imagining in another life…that this one must be a dream or a hallucination…that I was a creation…a dream that I was having somewhere else….and that explained(to me at the time) the feeling of consciousness coming from somewhere else.
It just completely flipped my reality around over and over. All of the police and EMTs seemed like they were trying to pacify me into accepting that I was already dead…that I was on the other side now…but that it was okay. The whole thing seems like it was a dream now(although my girlfriend remembers it very vividly haha….since I was BEYOND a handful to deal with during the whole thing). Let me be clear that I am not advocating any of what happened, just reporting it.
People make their own choices. I could have very well easily jumped off of a roof in the state I was in, trying to wake up….thinking that maybe everything was like Tom Cruise at the end of Vanilla Sky. If you’ve ever seen that movie, the part where he was screaming “TECH SUPPORRRRT!!!”…..that’s what I felt like. What people do is their own decision. Drugs…at least to me…aren’t inherently good or bad….they simply affect you…and that’s obviously the point of them, it just so happens that that particular instance was beyond what I have ever encountered at any time of any experience of my life, and it instantly and very clearly weeded out what was and is important to me, in a very terrifying fashion.
I refuse to call it a “good” or “bad” trip…it just is what it is…people make neutral things/experiences good or bad through their perception and what they choose do with what they’ve learned from them. I would just say it was very profound, and to me was worth sharing since all of you in my eyes are a part of one of the very few things that I viewed as critically important….The Dillinger Escape Plan….and making music and sharing it with/performing it for others.”
Cancer Bats have aligned themselves with Metal Blade for the U.S. release of their new album “Dead Set On Living“. The outing will arrive through the label on April 24th. Band frontman Liam Cormier spoke on the new deal:
“Were so stoked to be back in the Metal Blade family! We got to know so many amazing people at the label when we were a part of Black Market Activities and now it’s so rad that were part of the Metal Blade Roster! So many awesome people work at the label and they put out so many sweet bands, I couldn’t be more stoked”
“Dead Set On Living” track listing:
01 – “R.A.T.S.” (feat. Rob Urbinati of Sacrifice)
02 – “Bricks And Mortar”
03 – “Road Sick”
04 – “Breathe Armageddon”
05 – “Dead Set On Living”
06 – “The Void”
07 – “Old Blood”
09 – “Drunken Physics”
10 – “Bastards” (feat. Dez Fafara of DevilDriver and Kate Cooper of An Horse)
11 – “Rally The Wicked”
12 – “New World Alliance”
The cover art for the outing can be found below, while pre-orders and dates for a Canadian tour are pending.
The upcoming Mastodon, Opeth and Ghost North American tour has a name according to recent (now pulled) venue listings. Apparently the trek will be titled the “Hunter Heritage Tour“. Thus far the following two stops have leaked out for the trek:
04/25 Las Vegas, NV – House Of Blues
04/26 Universal City, CA – Gibson Amphitheatre
Refused frontman Dennis Lyxzén is not oblivious to the rampant scalping surrounding the bands more intimate upcoming U.S. shows. A cursory glance around the net reveals that the lowest price scalpers are selling tickets for the bands instantly sold out April 23rd show at Terminal 5 in New York City, NY is $117.95 U.S. per ticket.
Posting through his own personal Facebook, Lyxzen addressed the situation, offering:
“To all my friends and to all the people that are trying to go to the Refused shows in San Francisco and New York: It is a complete bummer that there has been some problems with scaplers buying up tickets and selling them back at double the price. That is indeed capitalism in it’s prime.
As a band there is very little that we can do about it. I know that there is a limit to 4 tickets per person but that doesn’t seem to help as much as we want.
Also, it is frustrating that we are not going to have the time to play and hang out with everyone that wants to see us. The demand has been way crazier that we ever expected.
On the other hand it is pretty amazing that so many people are working hard to get tickets and that there are so many people that have been giving us alot of love these last weeks. It means alot to me.
Hopefully we will be able to play more show so that more people will be able to see us.
I will keep you posted on everything.
Tomorrow it is however time to go out and play with Invasionen a couple of shows.
Please check out our music as well would make me very happy.
See you soon my friends.
Ps. Yesterday we practiced the song The Slayer, it sounded pretty great!!
With Knives (The Damned Things, Fall Out Boy, ex-Every Time I Die) will enter the studio in February to begin recording a a new EP. Paul Malinowski of Shiner fame will be behind the boards for the sessions; while Rob Smith (Riddle Of Steel/Traindodge) will handle the drumming.
With Knives feature Joe Trohman of The Damned Things/Fall Out Boy, etc. and his The Damned Things bandmate, Josh Newton (formerly of Every Time I Die.)
A Cancerous Affair, the new project from Kris Norris (ex-Darkest Hour/Straight Line Stitch) and Ryan Parrish (ex-Darkest Hour), have bolstered their ranks with the addition of former Winds Of Plague keyboardist, Kristen Randall. Currently the group are in the pre-production phase for their new material with more details pending.
Slipknot percussionist M. Shawn Crahan (aka Clown) has posted a sneak peek look of him in character as “The Tamer” for his upcoming role in “The Deviil’s Carnival“. You can check that out below, while Crahan had the following to say on the experience:
“As you probably heard by now I got asked to partake in episode 1 of the devils carnival. Directed by Darren Lynn Bousman (SAW 2, 3, 4, REPO! THE GENETIC OPERA.) Id like to say thank you to all the people that made it possible. I met so many great people and made a lot of friends. this episode is going to be sick. The trailer will be out before you know it! Go check out the website and prepare for “The Tamer”.”
Also available is a video showcasing Crahan‘s “take on Mayhem” — aka this summers “Rockstar Energy Mayhem Festival“, which the band will be appearing at.
P.O.D. were recently joined in the studio by Cypress Hill‘s Sen Dog for a track by the name of “West Coast Rock Steady“. A photo from the session can be found over at the bands Facebook. P.O.D have been working on their new album with producer Howard Benson (3 Doors Down, My Chemical Romance) in recent weeks.