Linkin Park have announced a special show in honour of their bandmate and friend, Chester Bennington. The one-night-only celebration will take place in Los Angeles, at the legendary Hollywood Bowl on Friday, October 27, 2017. The singular event marks the first time the five members will be performing on stage together since Chester passed on July 20th. The band will be joined by a number of other artists, for an unforgettable night of music to honour the man who touched the lives of so many around the world.
The individual band members intend to contribute their fees from the event to Music For Relief’s One More Light Fund in memory of Chester.
Pre-sale for tickets begins Tuesday, September 19, and general on-sale Friday, September 22. For more information, visit https://linkinpark.com.
The official video for the album title track, “One More Light” premiered this morning on the band’s social pages. Initially, the song had not been scheduled as a single, but the strong connection with fans in the weeks following Bennington’s passing brought the track to the forefront.
Directed by Linkin Park’s Joe Hahn, and long-time band videographer, Mark Fiore, the video not only reflects on the memory of Chester, but also the comradery of the band, the people they work with, and the community that has given them strength.
“It has been incredibly emotional to work on this, and especially to watch it,” says Joe Hahn. “I feel that by doing it, we not only faced some of our biggest fears, but it enabled us to use our talents to bring some light to people who need it. As we move forward to the Hollywood Bowl show and beyond, I think about the people who connect with the band, outside and inside our circle. This video is a gesture of good will to the people who want that connection.”
“One More Light was written with the intention of sending love to those who lost someone. We now find ourselves on the receiving end,” says Mike Shinoda. “In memorial events, art, videos, and images, fans all over the world have gravitated towards this song as their declaration of love and support for the band and the memory of our dear friend, Chester. We are so very grateful and can’t wait to see you again.”
See One More Light video HERE
Alaska's 36 Crazyfists will release their deeply personal new album Lanterns on September 29 through Spinefarm Records. It is their second release for the label and the follow up to 2014's Time and Trauma.
Music often functions as that proverbial light at the end of the tunnel and provides shelter during any storm and calm in the middle of tumult. 36 Crazyfists understand this phenomenon first-hand. In fact, the Anchorage quartet—Brock Lindow [vocals], Steve Holt [guitar], Mick Whitney [bass], and Kyle Baltus [drums]—find catharsis within chaos on their aptly titled seventh full-length.
The band has shared the first track from the record in the form of "Death Eater." Listen to the song here.
About releasing "Death Eater" into the wild, Lindow said, "It's a reflection of self and the dwellings of rock bottom, discovering the tools to dig yourself out, and refusing to let yourself free fall into the abyss of hopelessness. Love, forgive, and never give in. In fact, Lanterns is about the fight within us all... forever refusing to sink."
Linkin Park have released the official video for "Good Goodbye" from the forthcoming album, One More Light.
Watch video here
The video was directed by Isaac Rentz and features American rap star, Pusha T, British grime sensation, Stormzy, and NBA legend, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.
One More Light will be released May 19th. To pre-order the album go to http://linkinpark.com.
The One More Light World Tour kicks off July 27th.
Pre-sale begins May 9th. Register now at http://presale.linkinpark.com.
General on-sale is set for May 12th.
Nu Metal outfit Dirty Machine from Los Angeles, California have inked a worldwide deal with Zombie Shark Records, the new record label from Noah “Shark” Robertson (Motograter, Ex-The Browning). The band’s latest album ‘Discord’ was produced by Ben Jovi and Dirty Machine at Left Coast Label Studios. The album was mixed by Arnold "Hedge" Quezada and Darren Davis at Blunoize Studios, and was mastered by Josh Wickman from Dreadcore Productions (KING 810, Within The Ruins).‘Discord’ will be available worldwide on May 26th, 2017 and can be pre-ordered at www.zombieshark.net
Dirty Machine has been heralding the nu-metal flag since 2012 and pulls major influences from nu-metal era bands such as Korn, Limp Bizkit, Slipknot, Linkin Park, Nonpoint, Mudvayne and Sevendust. The band quickly built a rabid underground following, especially in the Kansas City area, due to getting regular airtime on the leading Kansas City rock station “98.9 The Rock” and headlining the Jägermeister Stage at the 2016 Kansas City Rockfest. Dirty Machine has shared the stage with Ghost, Sixx AM, Disturbed, Trivium, Hell Yeah, Alien Ant Farm, Otep, Metalachi, and Orgy.
DIRTY MACHINE has released a powerful new music video for the title-track “Discord” produced by Ron Thunderwood from 9Electric; who has directed music videos for Hollywood Undead, Combi Christ and Stitched up Heart.
The video for "Discord" can be viewed here: https://youtu.be/ca_Y9SDIsWc
Dirty Machine frontman David Leach states:-
“We are excited to be joining forces with Zombie Shark Records, a record label whose mission is to bring back the genre that Dirty Machine themselves and so many millions of other fans around the world live for - nu metal. With our debut album recorded, Dirty Machine and Zombie Shark Records teaming up guarantees the resurgence that the world has been waiting for!”
Catch Dirty Machine live at these upcoming events:
April 28th - Whisky A Go-Go w/ Trapt
May 10th - Skinny's w/ Keychain
July 22nd - IPO Radio Fest in Tucson, AZ
Aug 11th - Whisky A Go-Go w/ Corey Feldman
Dirty Machine is:
David Leach (Dirty Davo) - Vocals
Arnold Quezada (Hedge) - Guitar
Darren Davis - Guitar/Vocals
Nathan Young (Youngblood) - Bass/Backing Vocals
Mike Weekley (Nightmare) - Drums
DJ Ecusa - Turntables & Samples
Photo (L to R): Chester Bennington, Pusha T, Stormzy, Mike Shinoda
Linkin Park have unveiled another new track from their upcoming album, One More Light - coming out May 19th on Warner Bros Records.
See lyric video for "Good Goodbye," featuring British grime sensation, Stormzy and American rap star, Pusha T here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DW44aPjOMvI
Preorder the album at www.linkinpark.com and receive an instant grat of "Good Goodbye”
Linkin Park have announced their 2017 return today, with new album One More Light dropping May 19th and their new single Heavy, featuring Kiiara, available to stream and download on all partners now. A lyric video for the brand-new single has also gone live on YouTube and can be viewed here.
Continuing the tradition of reinvention and innovation, the Grammy Award-winning rock band will host a Facebook Live at 8pm GMT tonight where they will deliver an exclusive performance and Q&A via the platform. As the biggest band on Facebook—with over 62 million followers—the multi-platinum Los Angeles group will no doubt deliver an unforgettable treat for millions of fans around the world. Tune in here at 8pm.
One More Light, which can be pre-ordered from linkinpark.com is their seventh studio album. Their first album, Hybrid Theory is the best-selling debut of this century in their home country and certified diamond (10 million). They have won 2 Grammy Awards, 5 American Music Awards, 4 MTV VMA Awards, 10 MTV Europe Music Awards and 3 World Music Awards. Linkin Park have sold out stadiums around the world and headlined some of the UK's biggest music festivals including Download and Reading and Leeds.
Avatar have unleashed another visually stunning music video with long time director Johan Carlén at the helm, for their next single 'Night Never Ending' take of their latest album 'Feathers & Flesh' out now via Another Century.
Check it out here: http://vevo.ly/Iaab7V
"It's is a special song, being probably the most upbeat and, dare I say, happy piece we've ever released" says frontman Johannes Eckerström. "But under the surface of the fragile message of hope and fighting spirit it is little more than a prelude to a tragedy and that is what we set out to capture when we decided to make a video for it".
"It is very close to my heart for being the one video where there is no "rocking out" going on and we get to capture a side of Avatar that is just as integral as the good, headbanging times we love sharing with our supporters all around the world. There are few things in this world as beautiful and fascinating as contrasts and this is what all of Feathers & Flesh is all about. Hope and tragedy".
The new video drops just a few months after the band debuted 'The Eagle Has Landed' video, also directed by Carlén, the first official music video from the band's most recent LP.
With past buzzworthy videos like 'Bloody Angel' and 'Hail The Apocalypse', Avatar continues to raise the bar for what bands are doing visually in the current state of hard rock and metal.
The aim is set higher, further and deeper than ever before for AVATAR. Not only is this first concept album their most extensive work to date, showing the widest range of any of their albums, it also contains a story too extensive for any booklet, so they made a book. A fully illustrated 60 page, 109 verse poem hard-cover book.
The band will hit the road in November & December presenting their groundbreaking album “Feathers & Flesh” on a European headline run this Autumn:
21.11. Belfast (UK) - Oh Yeah Music Centre
22.11. Dublin (IE) - Voodoo Lounge
23.11. London (UK) - O2 Academy Islington
24.11. Liverpool (UK) – Arts Club
25.11. Glasgow (UK) - O2 ABC2
27.11. Oxford (UK) - O2 Academy
28.11. Sheffield (UK) - O2 Academy
02.12. Milano (IT) - Legend Club
03.12. Lyon (FR) - Ninkasi Kao
05.12. Paris (FR) – Le Trabendo
06.12. Strasbourg (FR) - La Laiterie
07.12. Nijmegen (NL) - Doornroosjee
08.12. Ludwigsburg (DE) - Rockfabrik
09.12. Munich (DE) - Backstage Club
10.12. Berlin (DE) - Musik & Frieden
11.12. Hamburg (DE) - Logo
12.12. Bochum (DE) - Rockpalast
13.12. Copenhagen (DK) - Pumpehuset
14.12. Oslo (NO) - John Dee
15.12. Stockholm (SE) – Klubben
16.12. Göteborg (SE) - Sticky Fingers
17.12. Göteborg (SE) - Sticky Fingers
ETHS are now premiering the first video out-take from the French modern metal stars' latest full-length 'Ankaa'. The clip for "Nihil Sine Causa" featuring former ARKAN singer Sarah Layssac and Jon Howard from THREAT SIGNAL is exclusively streaming via the official media partners below.
Rock Hard (DE)
Friedhof Magazine (ES)
La Grosse Radio (FR)
Rock Overdose (GR)
Kronos Mortus (HU)
Rock Hard (IT)
Antichrist Magazine (UA)
Eths mastermind Staif comments:
"We are really glad to present you the first clip from our new album 'Ankaa' for one of our favourite tracks, which is called 'Nihil Sine Causa' – nothing without a reason. We deeply thank former Arkan singer and celebrated actress Sarah Layssac and Jon Howard of Threat Signal for their contributions and investment. Heartfelt thanks go of course also out to Robin Levet and the entire EZDA Films team, Stephanie Capellini, Yann and Marseilles' best rock bar La Maison Hantée for all the work accomplished – without forgetting Olivia, the dancers, and all the extras who really gave everything! I sincerely hope you will appreciate this clip as much as we took pleasure in the making of it."
"Nihil Sine Causa"
Featuring Sarah LAYSSAC & Jon HOWARD
Lyrics & Music by Staif BIHL
Produced by Staif BIHL
From Album "Ankaa" (2016)
Directed by Edza Films
Direction & editing: Robin Levet
Director of photography: Kévin Cavigioli
Photography: Sophie Cesari, Julien Ciancaleoni, Kévin Cavigioli, Robin Levet
Camera assistant: Sébastien Revelin
Special effects: Adrien Didier
Make up: Jaqueline Mattei
Costumes: Stéphanie Cappellini
Props: MaryMorgan Witch et l'ordre des corbeaux
Making of: Fabien Decorde
Filmed on location at the Maison Hantée in Marseilles, France
On further news, ETHS are also announcing a fresh badge of tour-dates in France and Russia. Please see below for a complete list of currently confirmed shows.
21 Sep 16 Nantes (FR) Le Ferrailleur
22 Sep 16 Joue Les Tours (FR) Le Pont Volant
23 Sep 16 Saint Brieuc (FR) La Citrouille
24 Sep 16 Angouleme (FR) Le Mars
30 Sep 16 Montbeliard (FR) Atelier des Moles
01 Oct 16 Decines Charpieu (FR) Warm Audio
15 Oct 16 Istres (FR) L' Usine
29 Oct 16 Strasbourg (FR) La Laiterie
31 Oct 16 Rombas (FR) Espace Culturel de Rombas
04 Nov 16 Auch (FR) Le Cri'Art
05 Nov 16 Chalon sur Coane (FR) La Peniche
19 Nov 16 Guyancourt (FR) La Batterie
08 Dec 16 St Petersburg (RU) MOD
09 Dec 16 Moscow (RU) Teatr
Gemini Syndrome have announced that they will release their new album "Memento Mori" on August 19th via Another Century. The Alternative / Nu Metal outfit will continue to push the envelope both musically and thematically on the upcoming record, which is the follow up to their 2013 debut "Lux". "Memento Mori" is a direct successor to Lux in a three part trilogy; with the latter being a representation of birth, and the former acting a reminder of life.
Brian Medina (Drums) comments on the meaning of the album title and artwork (which can be found below), stating:- "The title of the new album, Memento Mori, essentially means 'Remember, We Die'. The artwork is designed to show the different layers of our physical and spiritual form going through the phases of disintegration, ending in the release of the soul."
Last week the band also announced that Daniel Sahagún (Guitar) and Charles Lee Salvaggio (Guitar) had joined the group. In addition to both men joining the band's touring line up, they are also featured on the new record.
Speaking on the writing process for "Memento Mori" in comparison to ‘Lux’, Medina also states:
"With Lux, we were a new band. It was our first raw expression of us as a group. Now we've gone through things like switching record labels and replacing band members, and the whole experience has strengthened us as a unit. We have a new sense of determination and feel that Memento Mori shows us delivering on a higher level in every aspect."
Gemini Syndrome have released the first offering from "Memento Mori", the hard hitting track 'Anonymous'. The song is a direct response to the war on mental freedom being waged by divisive elements, from the media to politics, with the goal being to protect the sovereignty of our mind and spirit. The virtual reality 360° music video directed by Brian Cox offers a unique and immersive viewing experience. Fans watching the video using their smartphones or any other device with VR capabilities will be able manipulate the camera angle, allowing them to view it from multiple perspectives. Check out the 'Anonymous' video here: https://youtu.be/R55XJyLLNQk
In support of the release of Memento Mori, Gemini Syndrome have announced the first leg of their upcoming US headlining tour, which is slated to start on July 13th. Joining the band are fellow Los Angeles based rock groups and Another Century label-mates Stitched Up Heart and 9ELECTRIC.
The highly controversial and iconic, Body Count (featuring Ice-T on vocals), has officially inked a world-wide deal with Century Media Records and will begin tracking their highly anticipated new, full-length offering with Will Putney (Miss May I, Upon A Burning Body). Putney also tracked the group’s last effort, Manslaughter, which caught the entire genre’s immediate attention with its sheer abrasiveness and unabashed brutality.
Ice- T states:
"It’s cool to be a member of The Century Label Group alongside such a lot of well-established metal artists. With our last album Manslaughter, we tested the waters and got a great response from the fans and critics. Now it’s time to go kill it and make a more aggressive album and keep the Body CountT style intact. Producer, Will Putney (Miss May I, Upon A Burning Body), is like a member of the band and has an excellent ear. He’s a great producer because he captures the true essence of our band’s sound. Once we are done writing the song it’s his job to step in and make it sound better. He helps move the record in the right direction, were anticipating working with him again. “Once the records done, were going to shoot a lot of music videos and perform spot-dates on certain tests, etc.”
This is the group that dropped hip-hop attitude into heavy metal and hard rock music before Rage Against The Machine, Limp Bizkit, Linkin Park and Hollywood Undead made records, despite nary an ounce of rapping over their mosh-pit inducing songs. Body Count is a full on metal band, fronted by a legendary rapper who drops knowledge, violent stories and verbal middle fingers, with a bellowing growl descended from some of punk rock’s most pissed off screamers.
Ice-T and co-founder / lead guitarist Ernie C have perfected their mix of thrash, punk and bottom heavy doom across five albums, hitting a zenith with the unstoppable Manslaughter, backed by bassist/songwriter Vincent Price (with Body Count now for nearly 15 years), drummer Ill Will (joined in 2009) and new guitarist Juan Garcia of Evildead. They embody the monumental Southern California tradition of street born punk bands like Suicidal Tendencies combined with the aggressive aural napalm of Slayer. From the punk bite of their gold debut through the metallic triumph of Born Dead (1994), Violent Demise: The Last Days (1997) and Murder 4 Hire (2006), to the all encompassing Body Count vibe of Manslaughter, which merges the strengths of the band’s entire catalogue.
Driven by the same iconoclastic, anti-authoritarian and pimp-turned-poet mentality that made Ice-T a gangster rap pioneer, a platinum artist from the streets and a household name in film and television before “rapper / actor” was a commonly used term, Body Count flipped the script with the same tenacity when they bum-rushed heavy metal. The first rumblings of Body Count were heard in the eponymous song unleashed on Ice-T’s gigantic O.G.: Original Gangster album in 1991, which hit stores just two months after Ice’s first major movie role in the modern crime classic, “New Jack City.” The fierce thrash of the “Body Count” anthem put people on notice that the Megadeth cap Ice-T wore on MTV wasn’t for show: aggressive heavy metal and hardcore is in his blood.
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