Witch Mountain, who recently announced the May 25 release of their self-titled album via Svart, stream "Mechanical World" (https://soundcloud.com/nathan-carson-783351518/mechanical-world-a-spirit), a cover of Spirit's 1968 single.
"As my Spirit LP collection grew, I played this song for Rob Wrong," explains Nate Carson. "He recognized the riff because it had been sampled in the Brother Ali song, ‘Sleepwalker’. That was cool because it meant we each had a connection to the song, from different angles. We both thought 'Mechanical World' was classic, unique. So we played it for Justin and Kayla in the tour van, and they both latched onto it immediately. We especially liked hearing a woman sing these lyrics without changing the pronouns. That always freshens things up. Our arrangement is the same as the original but tuned down a few steps to make it heavier."
Witch Mountain pre-orders are available via https://witchmountain.bandcamp.com/album/witch-mountain.
Witch Mountain tour dates:
May 31 Seattle, WA North West Terror Fest
June 23 Portland, OR Star Theater #
July 11 Sacramento, CA Blue Lamp
July 12 San Francisco, CA Bottom of the Hill
July 13 San Diego, CA Til Two
July 14 Los Angles, CA Lexington
July 15 Phoenix, AZ Club Red
July 16 Albuquerque, NM Launchpad
July 18 Austin, TX Lost Well
July 19 Denton, TX Dan’s Silverleaf
July 20 Memphis, TN HiTone
July 21 Knoxville, TN Pilot Light
July 22 Atlanta, GA The Earl
July 23 Asheville, NC Mothlight
July 25 Chapel Hill, NC Cat’s Cradle
July 26 Richmond, VA Strange Matter
July 27 Baltimore, MD Metro
July 28 Philadelphia, PA Kung Fu Necktie
July 29 Brooklyn, NY Saint Vitus
July 31 Boston, MA Great Scott
August 1 Portland, ME Geno’s
August 2 Montreal, QC Vitrola
August 3 Ottawa, ON House of Targ
August 4 Toronto, ON Garrison
August 5 Buffalo, NY Mohawk
August 7 Lexington, KY Cosmic Charlie’s
August 8 Chicago, IL Reggie’s
August 9 Omaha, NE Lookout Lounge
August 10 Denver, CO Hi-Dive
August 11 Salt Lake City, UT Urban Lounge
Legion: XX track listing:
1. Inherit The Earth (originally performed by The Accused)
2. Honey Bucket (originally performed by Melvins)
3. Kerosene (originally performed by Big Black)
4. Kill Yourself (originally performed by S.O.D.)
5. I Against I (originally performed by Bad Brains)
6. Axis Rot (originally performed by Sliang Laos)
7. Jesus Built My Hotrod (originally performed by Ministry)
8. One Voice (originally performed by Agnostic Front)
9. Dine Alone (originally performed by Quicksand)
10. We Gotta Know (originally performed by Cro-Mags)
RIAA-certified, Billboard chart-topping, five-time Grammy nominated Richmond, VA band Lamb Of God recently announced the release of their highly-anticipated full-length covers album as Burn The Priest - Legion: XX - a collection of songs reflecting the greatness of the classic punk, hardcore, crossover and noise artists that influenced them in their formative years, executed with their signature modern sound.
Legion: XX features tracks originally performed by Cro-Mags, Agnostic Front, Quicksand, Ministry, Bad Brains, Melvins, S.O.D., the Accused, Big Black, and Richmond punk band Sliang Laos. Produced with Josh Wilbur at the helm, Legion: XX exhibits BURN THE PRIEST in their true element.
Following up on the surprise release of their cover of the Accused's "Inherit The Earth" last month, the band is releasing another blistering track from Legion: XX - a charging cover of Big Black's "Kerosene". Listen now via http://burn-the-priest.com.
"Big Black is a very important band to me," says vocalist Randy Blythe. "When I was 12 and first listening to punk rock, I thought all punk came from England - but then through skating, I got into Black Flag and Bad Brains. I soon discovered this super-smart American punk rock - very caustic, and deeply sardonic about the murky side of the human experience. That got me into Steve Albini's future bands Shellac and Rapeman - and all the noisy smart punk rock on labels like AmRep and Touch & Go. 'Kerosene' was one of their biggest songs, if they even had one. It speaks to small-town boredom."
Legion: XX will be released on May 18, 2018 via Epic Records in celebration of Burn The Priest's upcoming 20th anniversary. Pre-orders and merch bundles are available now via http://burn-the-priest.com and fans can stream "Inherit The Earth" and "Kerosene" here: http://btp.lnk.to/legionxx. On street date, a 7" vinyl version of "Inherit the Earth" featuring a B-side of "In the Meantime" (originally performed by Helmet), will also be available.
Lamb Of God may be one of the biggest bands in modern metal, but they will never forget where they came from. Mark Morton (guitar), John Campbell (bass), and Chris Adler (drums) formed the first incarnation of the band, Burn The Priest, in the winter of 1994 after meeting four years earlier as students at Virginia Commonwealth University. Less than a year later, in the summer of 1995, they met vocalist Randy Blythe before adding Chris Adler's brother, Willie Adler (guitar), prior to transitioning to Lamb Of God - and the rest is global metal history.
The tracks on Legion: XX are performed with the unmistakable precision that has kept Lamb Of God vital for two decades, but ultimately harks back to the raw, punk-driven sound first explored by four unsuspecting college students and a line cook-turned-vocalist in their beginnings as heavy music giants.
Waiting to release "This is Gonna Hurt" (first single taken from the new album who will be available during the next winter), metalcore crew Sharks In Your Mouth has revealed a cover version of Eminem international hit "Lose Yourself".
About the track the band says: "All members of our bands have hip-hop roots, and we wanted to express our love for one of the greatest artist of all the time by mixing up our style and a classic song like 'Lose Yourself'. It was a challenge, because it’s not easy to transform a simple beat into a metalcore song and we hope that our fan-base and the rest of the audience will like our choice. As many of our followers knows, our style on stage is dark, we play every show since 2014 by painting our bodies in black, what we call our “war paint”, it’s a pre show ritual for us. Lose yourself is a different shade of Sharks In Your Mouth and it’s one of the most funniest thing that we have done since we started this band".
"Lose Yourself" is available in every digital store in streaming and download.
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Progressive alternative metal band Auditory Armory have released a stunning cover of Type O Negative's classic track "Love You To Death".
The track can be streamed here: http://www.ghostcultmag.com/auditory-armory-cover-love-you-to-death-by-type-o-negative/
"Love You To Death" is featured on the band's forthcoming album Dark Matter which will be released on July 21st 2017.
Auditory Armory is not your average female-fronted band. The influences of the band range from alternative to metal to progressive to jazz and beyond. The lyrical scope of Auditory Armory’s songs skims past the superficial love song or pop hit. Auditory Armory is doing what so little in the music industry are actually doing -- writing honestly. Auditory Armory expertly uses the symbiosis of heavy rock and melody to introspectively explore dark emotions about self-worth and one’s role in the universe.
Vocalist, guitarist and songwriter April Montallana says, "I prefer to be honest with my lyrics. I don't care about what is popular or mainstream. I just hope that our music will move and touch some people. Music saved my life...I want to do that for others.." Auditory Armory has had the honour of sharing the stage with Full Devil Jacket, Fuel, Straight Line Stitch, Lacey Sturm, Bonz (from Stuck Mojo), Nothing More, Dead Horse Trauma, Bellusira, Mike Tramp (White Lion), Kelen Heller, and Saint Rebel. They were also selected to play the 2016 3rd Annual Kink Music Festiival alongside national acts such as Evanescence, HELLYEAH, and In Flames.
Auditory Armory is
April Rose - Vocals, Guitar
Oscar Garcia - Drums
Dennis Burns - Guitar
Justice Maynard - Bass
As previously announced, multi-platinum-selling rock band Avenged Sevenfold are expanding their new album The Stage into an evolving body of work by adding a series of new tracks over the course of the coming months. Today sees the release of the album’s latest addition, their rendition of Mr. Bungle’s “Retrovertigo” – click HERE to listen and watch the video here: http://A7X.lnk.to/RetrovertigoVideo .
“Retrovertigo” follows the recent release of Avenged Sevenfold’s first-ever Spanish-language release, “Malagueña Salerosa,” a song whose companion video has already amassed over 2 million YouTube views – click HERE to watch. The band recorded both tracks with producer Joe Barresi (Queens of the Stone Age, Tool).
"We're massive fans of Mr. Bungle," says vocalist M. Shadows. "'Retrovertigo' is one of their softer songs and a particular favorite of ours and we thought it'd be a fun twist to make a heavy version. We hope this song encourages the uninitiated to dig a little deeper into the brilliant world of Mr. Bungle. Mike Patton is one of the greatest vocalists of our generation and it was pretty daunting for me to sing one of his songs, but we had a great time recording this track. More coming."
The Stage, available HERE, is the band’s 7th studio album and first for Capitol Records. Co-produced by A7X and Joe Barresi (Queens of the Stone Age, Tool), The Stage is a work of immense scope and ambition, featuring 11 panoramic tracks tied together by an Artificial Intelligence theme. Inspired by the writings of Carl Sagan and Elon Musk, the album is the band’s first thematic release. Its epic 15-minute-plus closing track, “Exist,” features a guest appearance by award-winning astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson giving a spoken word performance he penned specifically for the album.
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Australian metalcore quartet The Weight Of Silence has released their new rap cover from Big Boi's (Outkast) single "Shutterbugg" with a new music video.
Vocalist, Jacob Pedersen commented on why the band choose this cover saying, "We've been quite influenced by hip-hop whilst writing the the new record and we decided that, a classic hip-hop cover would be the perfect bridge or transition into the newer sound we're writing. We're very excited about the release of "Shutterbugg" but, what's to come soon after is what we're most excited for."
While the band proves their love for hip-hop, they also claim a new shift in their modern metalcore sound, incorporating a range of styles from hip-hop to deathcore, which hints at a new direction for their upcoming sophomore release.
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UK alt-rock five piece As Lions have unveiled a special acoustic performance of the current hit single ‘Skin’ by Rag ‘n’ Bone Man, filmed at London’s YouTube Creative Studio in Kings Cross. Showcasing the band’s softer side, the stripped back version exposes their incredible ability to adapt, and tone things down.
WATCH HERE / (Spotify Audio Link)
The band are currently on the road in the US with Shinedown, where they have bulldozed their way into the Top 15 of the Billboard Mainstream and Active Rock Radio Charts, joining the company of huge US rock acts including Avenged Sevenfold, Papa Roach, Mastodon and many more.
And now, following their headline show at the Boston Arms Music Rooms in March, As Lions will be back in the UK for their first ever headline tour, playing a run of 17 dates in September.
As Lions are also confirmed for their first UK festival appearance of the year at Bristol's Fat Lip Festival in July with Young Guns. The band will also be playing a number of European & US festivals including Rock Am Ring, Rock Im Park, Graspop, Rock On The Range and Northern Invasion.
June 2nd – Rock Am Ring (DE)
June 2nd-4th – Rock Im Park (DE)
June 16th-18th – Graspop (BEL)
July 23rd – Amplified Festival, Gloucestershire
July 29th – Fat Lip Festival, Bristol
Sept 9th – Bridgend, Hobo’s
Sept 10th Milton Keynes, Craufurd Arms
Sept 12th – Nottingham, Rock City Basement
Sept 13th – Bristol, Louisiana
Sept 14th – Tunbridge Wells, Forum
Sept 15th – Norwich, Waterfront
Sept 17th – Chester, Live Rooms
Sept 18th – Birmingham, Flapper
Sept 20th – Leeds, Key Club
Sept 21st – Newcastle, Jumpin Jacks
Sept 22nd – Glasgow, Garage Attic
Sept 23rd – Stoke, Sugarmill
Sept 25th – Manchester, Rebellion
Sept 26th – Dover, Booking Hall
Sept 27th – Bournemouth, Anvil
Sept 28th – Southampton, Joiners
Sept 29th – Leicester, Firebug
Sept 30th – London, Old Blue Last
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The rise of Tragedy has been swift and incident filled. Their heavy metal meets the Bee Gees meets disco has been welcomed into the hearts and minds of people across the globe and now the band are back with the soon to be global smash album – ‘The Joy of Sex’.
The album is set for a European release on February 24th, just as the band hit the UK for another extensive run around the country.
‘The Joy of Sex’ features eleven new Tragedy hits – including ‘Little Red Corvette’ (Prince), ‘Borderline’ (Madonna), ‘Do You Think I’m Sexy’ (Rod Stewart), ‘Never Gonna Give You Up’ (Rick Astley) and their stunning re-make of the disco floor filling classic – ‘Stayin’ Alive’!
Much like their acclaimed re-working of the ‘Grease’ classic ‘You’re the One That I Want’, Tragedy have taken the Bee Gees disco classic and given it a 2017 update!!
The band recently finished the video for ‘Stayin’ Alive’ in New York with special guest star Dave Hill (acclaimed U.S. comedian) and will be launching the video clip very soon! Their video for reworked ‘Grease’ classic ‘You’re the One That I Want’ took the U.S. by storm with 150,000 in its first week on YouTube!
Check out the clip here; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kxD_CAatY-8
Tragedy hit the UK for another fun filled tour starting on Feb 24th (full list of dates below).
HOW DEEP IS YOUR MUM - UK TOUR 2017
Fri 24 Feb - MANCHESTER - Rebellion
Sat 25 Feb - CARLISLE - Brickyard
Sun 26 Feb - LIVERPOOL - O2 Academy
Mon 27 Feb - EDINBURGH - Bannermans
Tues 28 Feb - GLASGOW - Audio
Wed 1 March - NEWCASTLE - Think Tank
Thurs 2 March - BILSTON/WOLVERHAMPTON - Robin 2
Fri 3 March - BRISTOL - The Fleece
Sat 4 March - LONDON - The Garage
Sun 5 March - SOUTHAMPTON - 1865
Tues 7 March - SWANSEA - Sin City
Wed 8 March - MILTON KEYNES - Craufurd Arms
Thurs 9 March - GREAT YARMOUTH - Legends of Rock Festival
Fri 10 March - OXFORD - Bullingdon
Sat 11 March - BUXTON - Buxton Rocks Festival
Global Music Award-winning Nomadic Mongolian folk metal group Tengger Cavalry are feeling Pokémon fever with the recent buzz around Pokémon Go and Pokémon Sun and Moon. Naturally, the only cure for this fever was to record a cover track! Tengger Cavalry just dropped a Mongolian metal-style cover of the Pokémon Gym Battle Theme, which you can hear now via Metal Injection. Listen here: http://www.metalinjection.net/latest-news/yes/pokemons-gym-battle-music-gets-the-nomadic-metal-cover-it-deserves-thanks-to-tengger-cavalry
Right now, you can pre-order Tengger Cavalry's upcoming kAAn EP via Bandcamp, where you can also stream a new track "Wasted". The band surprised fans with the EP announcement late last month. The album will be available next Monday, December 12, and fans should expect a new music video for the title track coming soon. Pre-order kAAn and stream "Wasted" here: https://tenggercavalry.bandcamp.com/album/kaan-ep
Tengger Cavalry will perform one of their only local shows this winter at Saint Vitus Bar in Brooklyn, NY on Friday, December 16 at 8:00pm. The band will be joined by Tungsten, Entropy and Goblin Hovel. Click here to purchase tickets.
This show follows the band's recent honorary performance at the 29th Annual Chinggis Khaan Memorial Ceremony in Princeton, NJ, a conference dedicated to the legendary Mongolian.
Danish metal phenomenon Myrkur has just shared a new track from her forthcoming acoustic / live EP Mausoleum (out this August 19). "Song To Hall Up High," originally by Bathory, has been re-worked and wholly transformed by MYRKUR and has premiered at Metal Hammer, who called the rendition "a gauntlet thrown down to the foes, but one wrapped in finest gossamer, and more true to the transcendent, spirit-channelling nature of black metal than any number of self-appointed grimness-wardens bashing away at their keyboards."
Hear Myrkur's take on "Song To Hall Up High" now at this location.
On the one-year anniversary of her critically-acclaimed, masterful debut full-length, M, Danish black metal artist Myrkur unveils a captivating live recording from the historic Emanuel Vigeland Mausoleum in Oslo, Norway. Aptly titled Mausoleum, the album features beautifully dramatic & stripped-down acoustic reinventions of seven songs from M plus one brand new song and a Bathory cover; all accompanied by the Norwegian Girls Choir and Håvard (ex-Ulver) on guitar. Captured in a cold, dimly-lit tomb covered in morbid frescos that depict the circle of human life from conception til death, Mausoleum is an incredible showcase of Myrkur's sublime yet haunting voice in a truly chilling, unrivalled atmosphere.
Mausoleum is due out this August 19 on CD / LP / Digital via Relapse. Physical pre-orders are available at this location, and digital versions can be pre-ordered via Myrkur's Bandcamp here.
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