Loudwire's writers recently hashed it out, year by year. And with that in mind, we'll note that we may change our minds on the best song of 2018 in the next few weeks: you never know when a great new metal track will be unleashed.Scroll through the gallery below to see the best metal song from every year since metal was born. Loudwire StaffPublished: January 13, 2021Evil Robb Photography / Raphael Dias, Getty Images / Kevin RC Wilson, LoudwireShare on FacebookShare on TwitterWhat are the metal songs that define each year since the genre's unholy birth in 1970? In other years, things got contentious and came down to one deciding vote. That was the case when we decided on the best metal song of 2018, but this list is an effective reminder that metal is an ever-evolving beast. Bonus: we've also included the runner-ups!Best Metal Song of Each Year Since 1970
Source: Best Metal Song of Each Year Since 1970
Categories: News Some years, it was a no-brainer (it's tough to argue with Black Sabbath in 1970, for example).

Source: 46 Rock + Metal Albums You Didn’t Realize Were Turning 30 in 2021
Categories: News Soundgarden released their breakthrough Badmotorfinger, Pearl Jam emerged with their iconic debut album Ten, Temple of the Dog paid tribute to Mother Love Bone's Andrew Wood on their sole self-titled record and, of course, Nirvana released the explosive Nevermind.On the other side of the hard music spectrum, Metallica put out the career-changing Black Album, which was home to mega-hits "Enter Sandman" and "Nothing Else Matters." Guns N' Roses dropped the experimental double album Use Your Illusion I and II, which consisted of epic ballads and debuted in the top two spots of the Billboard 200.Three decades may seem like a long time, but for some, 1991 feels like it was yesterday. Lauryn SchaffnerPublished: January 13, 2021Share on FacebookShare on TwitterDoes the fact that 1991 was 30 years ago make you feel old? Well, we're here to make you feel even older by reminding you of 46 albums that are turning 30 this year.For starters, 1991 was the year grunge really exploded up in the Pacific Northwest. Scroll through the gallery below to see 46 albums you didn't even realize were turning 30 in 2021.

I don't know what else to say. But that obviously didn't stop us from jumping on board for doing something for our people, which is beautiful. The actual … Chad ChildersPublished: January 13, 2021Alex Kluft, LoudwireShare on FacebookShare on TwitterWhile 2020 brought forth a lot of negatives, one great thing that happened last year was System of a Down releasing their first new music in 15 years. It's philosophical. The fact that we used it exactly, we used it as a weapon, unapologetically, and that's what it should've been."He added, "I'm really proud of what we've done. the shows are the best. This time, it's exceptional in that sense, not to praise us or anything like that. It felt really great. The future is unseen. While it appeared that hope had been dashed for new music, the band surprised fans with the new songs in 2020 that came as the result of a united vision and designed goal.Reflecting on the experience, singer Serj Tankian stated, "Obviously, we have songs that are not necessarily socio-political and are fun and, and, and all sorts of stuff. The vibe is very positive. But I totally love touring."He added, "When it comes to the actual creation part, it's not personal, just as you stated, Zane. The band worked up and released the new songs "Protect the Land" and "Genocidal Humanoidz" as a way to address the ongoing war in Artsakh. We will see what happens. It's the way you see things and see the way you see the music going forward, what it means to you, what System of a Down might mean to you. The creative disagreements however haven't kept the group from playing shows in recent years and continuing the group's presence in the live setting. As long as we're on the same page, we can continue doing stuff, if we're on the same page."Revisiting a bit of the divide that had kept them from a presence in more than a touring capacity, Tankian reiterated that it was philosophical differences and not personal that kept things stalled.He explained, "For me personally, it has become harder and harder to tour physically. I think when we have done this, we've done it really well. That kind of a thing, that's a part of it for me, to be honest. But the travel gets gets to you physically and body and we're not getting younger. There has been a discrepancy in that. In a new interview with Apple Music's Zane Lowe, singer Serj Tankian shares how thrilled he was with how the songs came together and suggested the possibility that they could continue creatively so long as everyone is on the same page.It has been well documented that the group reunited in the studio a few years back but ended the sessions citing philosophical differences as their reason for not pushing forward with a new album. I wish I could just play shows in the same place. I think that's that's where it's at."Tankian is joined in the chat by bassist Shavo Odadjian as the pair not only reflect on their new music and the reasons for it but also take a trip back in time to discuss one of their biggest songs, "Chop Suey." Watch the chat in full with Apple Music's Zane Lowe in the player below.System of a Down's Serj Tankian + Shavo Odadjian Talk With Apple Music's Zane Lowe
Source: System of a Down’s Serj Tankian: ‘As Long as We’re on the Same Page, We Can Continue Doing Stuff’
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Source: Rob Zombie Used as ‘Jeopardy’ Answer on His Birthday
Filed Under: Rob ZombieCategories: News On top of decades of hard rock excellence, Zombie has proved to be a double threat transitioning with ease into the film world as a director. Pretty fucking rad. You can pre-order the album here (As Amazon affiliates we earn on qualifying purchases).Rob Zombie officially turned 56 on Tuesday (July 12). But despite the title, the category was not about the rap-metal outfit but instead revisiting some crazed clowns."Hooray for Captain Spaulding, the murderous clown of House of 1,000 Corpses directed by this White Zombie frontman," before contestant Dusty buzzed in with the correct question, "Who is Rob Zombie?"The moment was lost on the rocker who made note of the birthday shout out via his Instagram account (as seen below). In 2019 there was a question concerning his song "Mars Needs Women," while a 2018 episode once again referenced his House of 1,000 Corpses film.Rob Zombie may soon inspired more Jeopardy questions as his latest studio album, The Lunar Injection Kool Aid Eclipse Conspiracy is en route for a March 12 street date. It's that other job that landed Rob a special birthday shout out on Jeopardy this week.As host Ken Jennings led the three competitors through a board of categories, one was titled Insane Clown Posse. Chad ChildersPublished: January 13, 2021Mark Horton, Getty ImagesShare on FacebookShare on TwitterYour birthday is often a time to reflect on your station in life and life is going pretty well for Rob Zombie. Amazing! The movie that was supposed to be the end of my career just keeps on truckin’," stated Zombie, being sure to hashtag #jeopardy, #kenjennings, #houseof1000corpses and #robzombieFor longtime fans of the trivia-based show, you're well aware that this wasn't Zombie's first mention on Jeopardy. "Hey, @jeopardy gave me a birthday shout out last night.

That's the basis for Corey Taylor's new cameo-filled video for "Samantha's Gone."Taylor and his band have a little fun with the video trope, with each of his solo band members taking roles on the crew while a motley bunch of rockers take the stage to perform "Samantha's Gone." But when the director, played by Ski School and Summer School star Dean Cameron, has the band take a break, Corey and his cohorts seize the day, taking the stage and seemingly wowing the remaining crew and director … Guns and Faster Pussycat's Ace Van Johnson, Atreyu's Travis Miguel and Jonah Nimoy.Taylor stated to Bravo's Daily Dish, "The video for ‘Samantha’s Gone’ served two purposes: making fun of so-called ‘indie rock’ bands and getting all my friends together to hang out and have a good time. Chad ChildersPublished: January 13, 2021YouTube: Corey TaylorShare on FacebookShare on TwitterVideo shoots can be tedious and sometimes the chemistry doesn't work, but you never know what talent is just hanging around the set. You can order a bag at Taylor's webstore.Corey Taylor, "Samantha's Gone"
Source: Corey Taylor Lands Steel Panther + More for Cameo-Filled ‘Samantha’s Gone’ Video
Filed Under: corey taylor, Steel PantherCategories: News Watching the first ‘band’ was great, then being fired from our OWN song in favor of Steel Panther was the icing on the cake – can’t wait for everyone to see it!""Samantha's Gone" is featured on Taylor's CMFT solo album, which is currently available here.In other Corey Taylor news, the rocker has given his backing to a new limited-edition coffee collaboration. The singer collaborated with Menotti's Coffee in Venice, California for the CMFT Private Blend. We all went back and forth between having fun and social distancing. or do they?In addition to Cameron, the clip includes guest cameos from Steel Panther, Vanderpump Rules' Tom Sandoval, Alias actor Greg Grunberg, L.A.

We will be entering a time where more people are vaccinated, and this will allow us to reopen more businesses safely. All events will follow state guidelines, serving as a model for safely reopening arts venues across the country.”The New York Arts Revival will launch a series of pop-up performances featuring well known musicians and comedians to hopefully reignite the arts and entertainment industry in the state with Feb. The New York State Department of Health is monitoring the contact tracing results, but all early indications suggest this model was successful.”He continued, “Why can’t we use rapid testing to open restaurants in orange zones? Fauci said, “So that by the time we get to the early to mid-fall, you can have people feeling safe performing onstage as well as people in the audience.” Fauci discussed the possibility that there could be a return to near full capacity seating for theaters with good ventilation and proper air filters though audience members would still be likely asked to wear a mask.Fauci also cited that venues may also require that audience members provide a negative test in order to enter venues. “We’ll be back in the theaters — performers will be performing, audiences will be enjoying it,” he said. We will open hundreds of these new pop-up rapid testing sites statewide to bring this effort to scale."The Governor shared his concern for the return of the entertainment industry sooner than later. “Rapid testing poses great possibilities, as it can be completed in as little as 15 minutes. “It will happen.”
Source: New York Governor Plans to Bring Back Live Events by February
Categories: News He cited this past weekend's Buffalo Bills playoff game as an example of how live events can return with people able to be there in person. The Bills took the field for the first time this season with fans in the stands on a limited basis and Cuomo called the move "an inarguable success." He now wants to apply the same strategies to concert and theater events.“Testing is the key to reopening our economy before the vaccine hits critical mass,” Gov. New York City is not New York City without Broadway. Without activities and attractions, cities lose their appeal. “We must act,” he stated. If all goes according to plan, New York governor Andrew Cuomo is expecting a return as soon as next month in his state, citing his intent to ramp up the current vaccination plan with more rapid testing sites.Giving his State of the State Address, Cuomo stated that New York will seek to institute a rapid COVID-19 testing network that will help businesses reopen with reduced capacity restrictions. We piloted our strategy at last week’s Bills game, where testing was done in a drive-thru, at approximately five minutes per car. 4 being the target date to start the series.Earlier this week, Dr. “We cannot wait until summer to turn the lights back on for the arts. We will organize a series of pop-up arts events to bring the arts back. He explained that the timeline hinged on the country reaching an effective level of herd immunity (that he defined as 70 to 85 percent of the population receiving the vaccine).“If everything goes right, this is will occur some time in the fall of 2021,” Dr. Chad ChildersPublished: January 13, 2021Spencer Platt / Frazer Harrison, Getty ImagesShare on FacebookShare on TwitterWhen will live arts events return to the schedule? New York state is launching New York Arts Revival; a public-private partnership to bring the arts back. We will use flexible venues, adapt with social distancing. We will not let the curtain fall on their careers or our cities. Cuomo said, as reported by Rochester First. Anthony Fauci, the leading infectious disease expert in the U.S., told a conference of entertainment industry professionals that he believes theaters and venues could reopen "some time in the fall of 2021" depending on the vaccination rollout.

Sadly, to disappoint, this wasn't exactly that," said Pauley of the EP. "Timeless"02. Joe DiVitaPublished: January 13, 2021SharpTone RecordsShare on FacebookShare on TwitterOf Mice & Men just revealed they've signed a new record deal with SharpTone Records and, to commemorate this, they've unleashed "Obsolete," the first song off their forthcoming Timeless EP.The band has been on an impressive writing streak as of late, having issued Defy and Earthandsky in 2018 and 2019, respectively. Obsolescence is very prevalent in our lives. Pre-save or pre-order the EP here and view the album art and track listing beneath the "Obsolete" music video.Of Mice & Men, "Obsolete" Music VideoOf Mice & Men, Timeless Ep Album Art + Track ListingSharpTone Records01. 26. "Obsolete"03. A lot of these songs were born from a place of wondering how we'd fit into 2020 and beyond, both as adults in our 30s as well as a band that's a decade into our existence."Of "Obsolete," Pauley added, "It's a song about questioning how future-proof one is in the grand scheme of things, and acknowledging that maybe we aren't at all. I think we all wonder, to a certain extent, whether or not we'll fit into the future, or how we would, or what that would look like. It's all too easy to ponder about when you'll become a covered wagon, or a flip phone, or Myspace."Listen to the new track further down the page and read the lyrics to Of Mice & Men's new song directly below.Of Mice & Men, "Obsolete" LyricsFor a thousand days,I watched the vultures circle overhead.And I counted the ways,The world would be blessed,when I finally reached my end.And I felt the weight of the world,Pushing me into the soil below.And I felt the desert sun above,While I tried to drink water from a stone.But I'm not ready to die alone.So can you wake me from my sleep,And show me now that this is just a dream?Cause I'm a whisper, once a scream,And I'm afraid of what's in store for me.Becoming obsolete.Become obsolete.Another frozen frame,Another glitch inside my consciousness.So I pick my poison,And just choke it down,Until I start to spin.And while the world just slowly turns,I fade like fog into the sea.While the mighty galleon burns around me,I slowly start to sink.Maybe I'm not ready to be set free.Maybe these shackles are what I need.If you find the answers come rescue me,But I can't hold my breath.So can you wake me from my sleep,And show me now that this is just a dream?Cause I'm a whisper, once a scream,And I'm afraid of what's in store for me.Becoming obsolete.Become obsolete.Become obsolete.Become obsolete.Become obsolete.Timeless drops on Feb. "Anchor" 
Source: Of Mice & Men Drop New Song ‘Obsolete,’ ‘Timeless’ EP Coming Soon
Filed Under: Of Mice MenCategories: News "We started writing this EP shortly before the initial lockdowns in spring of 2020, before we knew that our world was about to become a radically different place. We see how quickly old phones become virtually useless, how quickly fads and trends come and go. These records were the band's first since the departure of singer Austin Carlile and, sonically, "Obsolete" carries on in a similar vein as these Aaron Pauley-fronted efforts.Beyond the churning grooves, melodic overtones and harsh/clean singing counterparts is a slightly cinematic sense that overtakes the bridge on "Obsolete" as orchestral bits offer a point of reflection on the thought-provoking single."There's an old idiom about what you're supposed to do when life gives you lemons.

"Starved"02. "Depraved Not Deprived"07. "In 2020, we were supposed to be touring all year. "Sick of Being Sober"03. "Hearing bands talk about not just a record but a specific ​side​ of a record, I thought that was really cool and it always stuck with me."Offering a bit more insight into writing and recording in a pandemic, Mason explained, "That song was written when Arizona was the number one COVID hotspot in the world. Joe DiVitaPublished: January 12, 2021Closed Casket ActivitiesShare on FacebookShare on TwitterArizona death metal unit Gatecreeper (the same band Post Malone wore a shirt of onstage) wrote and recorded an album from start to finish all within the pandemic era. An Unexpected Reality, their new eight-track offering, comes out tomorrow (Jan. "Rusted Gold"04. "Emptiness" 
Source: Gatecreeper Announce Surprise Quarantine Album ‘An Unexpected Reality’
Filed Under: GatecreeperCategories: News "Superspreader"08. "Amputation"06. It doesn't necessarily signify a new direction for the band, but we'll definitely have a couple new tools in our toolbox moving forward."It's the first time Gatecreeper have played blast beats on an album, a rule Mason said they intentionally lifted for this record, and the polarizing fast and slow elements were inspired, in part by the sequencing of Black Flag's My War."When I was getting really into sludge and stoner metal like the Melvins and Eyehategod, they always referenced the B-side of ​My War​," Mason relayed. "Imposter Syndrome"05. Once everything got cancelled, we decided it was the perfect time to turn this idea into a reality," he continued. The whole record was actually recorded during that time as well."Get your copy of An Unexpected Reality here, out on Closed Casket Activities, and view the album art and track listing below.Gatecreeper, An Unexpected Reality Album Art + Track ListingClosed Casket Activities01. "This release was an opportunity to experiment and expand on different ideas within the Gatecreeper formula. 13).Don't think of this as just an ordinary album though, whether or not it was written amidst a worldwide pandemic. An Unexpected Reality is not simply the follow-up to 2019's Deserted and instead is an exploratory offshoot release that finds the band exploring polarizing elements of metal on each half of the record.The first seven tracks are roughly one minute in length apiece and are of the grindcore ethos while the final song, "Emptiness," is an 11-minute ode to the band's love of funeral doom."I've had the idea to do a record like this for a while," said singer Chase Mason.

Does the new message from Rockenfield signify a return is coming when touring resumes? Though he leaves what's really happened as "a cliffhanger," he insists that he has not "quit, walked away, retired or abandoned" Queensyrche.The group has performed with former Kamelot drummer Casey Grillo since April 2017 while vocalist Todd La Torre played drums on 2019's The Verdict album.Rockenfield's status has been a bit of a mystery in recent years. Still friends. ….unfortunately, you have not been given the facts by any means…' a total cliffhanger right? I started my first band in this room – 16 years old – with none other than Jeff Probst (Survivor TV host). That remains to be seen, but the acknowledgement that he has not quit the band and his "cliffhanger" certainly leaves some hope for longtime fans of the group. The singer revealed in an interview with Trunk Nation that Rockenfield wished them the best for the recording, which they took as a green light to proceed on the record without him.In his new posting, Rockenfield states, "Wanna hear a fun story? Then Queensryche was here non-stop til '95."The pandemic has put Queensryche touring on hold over the past year, though Todd La Torre is currently working up to a new solo album. In 2019, when Rockenfield didn't return, La Torre stepped in to handle drums on their album. … more soon."The message comes with a photo of a door plastered with a number of band "stickers" that is the door to what he's called "The Rockenfield Dungeon" in his parents basement. The drummer adds, "The original door is still there and still with the 40 years of adornment. Yup lol! goes like this : 'Contrary to any statements or interviews coming from other parties, I most definitely 'did not' and 'have not' quit, walked away, retired or abandoned QUEENSRŸCHE??!! Chad ChildersPublished: January 12, 2021Brill/ullstein bild, Getty ImagesShare on FacebookShare on TwitterQueensyrche's longtime drummer Scott Rockenfield has been conspicuously missing from his spot behind the drumkit over the last four years, but in a new posting on his social media he reveals that he hasn't left the group. He stepped away from touring for a period in 2017 for the birth of his son and in 2018 the group confirmed that Rockenfield was still with the group but that no timetable had been set for his return. Source: Scott Rockenfield: ‘I Most Definitely Did Not Quit Queensryche’
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I ordered more.” Following a hospitalization to treat a bleeding ulcer, the NOFX frontman entered rehab in fall 2020 and has reportedly been sober since.As for “Linewleum,” Mike reflects on the universal love fans have for “Linoleum.” "I have no idea why "Linoleum" is the NOFX song that is covered by so many bands while other NOFX songs get hardly any attention. “I was pretty high on drugs that year,” Mike describes 2019. Then M Shadows suggested we do a video together. From Single Album, the song “Grieve Soto” pays tribute to late Adolescents founder Steve Soto, while “Birmingham” addresses the moment Mike finally accepted that he was a drug addict.“That was a clarity moment in my life when I was by myself, and the sun's coming up, and I'm scraping cocaine off the floor, like, ‘Eww, gross. This is why I love punk rock writing punk songs. ‘Linoleum’ wasn't a single, it had no video, it got no radio play, and most importantly, it didn't even have a chorus!!! Watching hundreds of bands from over 28 countries (mostly Indonesia) doing ‘Linoleum’ was a humbling experience for me. Then I figured I should put all of the bands in the video. A song about not playing a song that's not a hit song with a video about other bands covering the song! I shouldn't be doing this. “I was writing really different songs, and some fun songs, but you have to make a double album interesting enough to listen to the whole way. I wanted to make a perfect double album, and I didn't accomplish that. Well, I couldn't fit all the bands, but I picked a bunch of cool ones! 26.Fat Wreck Chords
Source: NOFX Recruit Avenged Sevenfold for New Song ‘Linewleum’
Filed Under: Avenged Sevenfold, nofxCategories: News Rules out the door!"NOFX – Linewleum (Official Video)Watch the video for “Linewleum” above and click here to pre-order Single Album via Fat Wreck Chords. So, One night I stayed up till 4:00 am checking out all the different versions on YouTube. WTF! So I decided to write a song that was a shout out to all those people that learned those four chords and remembered the non-rhyming lyrics.”He adds, “Then I asked the biggest of all the bands (Avenged Sevenfold) to play some leads on the song. Produced by Descendents legends Bill Stevenson and Blasting Room co-owner Jason Livermore, Single Album will be released Feb. “When you write a double album, you write differently,” Mike says. Graham HartmannPublished: January 12, 2021YouTube: Fat Wreck ChordsShare on FacebookShare on TwitterPunk legends NOFX have just announced their 14th studio album, Single Album, and released its first single, “Linewleum.” Dedicated to the hundreds of bands who’ve covered NOFX’s classic “Linoleum” over the years, the new song features a lead from Avenged Sevenfold, who also appear in its official music video alongside August Burns Red, Tony Sly, Frank Turner and others.Single Album was initially supposed to be a double album, but frontman Fat Mike bailed on the idea partway through the writing process. All popular songs have choruses! So what did I do? So I decided to just make a single album, hence the title.”Fat Mike describes the record as unintentionally dark and inspired by his own infamous drug use.

15 — Dracula (1931), The Mummy (1932)Jan. Joe DiVitaPublished: January 12, 2021YouTube: SR Trailers and InterviewsShare on FacebookShare on TwitterUniversal Studios has produced some of the most iconic monster movies of all time. 15 through Jan. 16 — Frankenstein (1931), The Bride of Frankenstein (1935)Jan. Mythical creates only previously known in pages of fiction novels truly came to life, as did the art of special FX, while stirring uneasy emotions in views as they bore witness to some of the first monster/horror movies beyond the silent film era.From Jan. And now a handful of those will be arriving to watch for free on YouTube, starting Jan. 15.The black-and-white flicks, which debuted decades ago (1930s and 1940s), have left an indelible mark on filmmaking and culture. 17, distributor NBCUniversal will release seven titles for free on YouTube's 'Fear: The Home of Horror' channel. Each will be available to watch for one week, during which a discounted purchase option will be available to viewers.All movies will be released at 3PM ET on their respective days, and the release schedule can be viewed directly below.Among the handful of titles are legendary films such as Dracula, starring famed actor Bela Lugosi, and The Mummy, which featured equally legendary star Boris Karloff.NBCUniversal Classic Monster Movie YouTube Release ScheduleJan. 17 — The Invisible Man (1933), The Wolf Man (1941), Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein (1948)ScreenRant Previews Arrival of Classic Monster Movies on YouTube
Source: 7 Classic Universal Monster Movies Arriving on YouTube for Free
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He even pulls out something a little more modern – Myles Kennedy and Mark Tremonti's guitar solos from Alter Bridge's "Blackbird."“So over time if you play and play and play some of your influences may come out in your own music. I’m going to try to now in honor of him.” Boller then wows us with the blistering solo from "Hot for Teacher."The guitarist serves up parts from more guitar gods who delivered his favorite solos, including Megadeth's Marty Friedman and another Ozzy Osbourne guitarist, Zakk Wylde. "Obviously the past couple of months since he’s passed have been tough on a lot of fans and musicians and guitarists, but I know for myself that I haven’t really been able to listen to Van Halen or play. Chad ChildersPublished: January 12, 2021LoudwireShare on FacebookShare on TwitterWhile we often celebrate the works of great guitarists from the past on Loudwire's Gear Factor, it's also important to spotlight the next generation. Crowley.""He’s just been a total hero of mine for years, almost my whole life," the guitarist says about Eddie Van Halen. Check out Boller's full Gear Factor episode below.Sammy Boller Plays His Favorite Guitar Solos
Source: 6 Insane Shred Guitar Solos by Sammy Boller
Categories: Exclusive, News He reveals Randy Rhoads as one of his earliest influences, stating, "I not only loved his amazing riffs and solos, but I really loved how he had a classical guitar influence on what he did.” Check out Sammy electrifying us all with his performance of Rhoads' solo from Ozzy Osbourne's "Mr. So I figured I’d just show you a solo off an album I just released called Kingdom of the Sun and maybe you can pick up some of the influences from some of the guitar players I just showed you,” says Boller, who serves up the title track from the Kingdom of the Sun album.If you want to learn more about this up-and-coming guitarist, we suggest you pick up Sammy Boller's Kingdom of the Sun album, which is available right here (As Amazon affiliates, we earn on qualifying purchases). Here, our focus turns to Sammy Boller, who released his killer debut instrumental album Kingdom of the Sun in 2020.“I first started playing music when I was four or five years old and my parents put me in piano lessons, but after a few years I discovered rock and metal and I really wanted to learn how to play guitar," says Boller.

Even with all the preparation and video editing tools in the world, this is a Herculean stunt and he demonstrates utmost discipline as a riff jukebox of this caliber."I've been making this video for two months," said Walak in the video's description. Whichever, we aren't picky.Watch this impressive Korn tribute below and follow Walak on YouTube and Instagram.If you're looking for some covers by Korn rather than of Korn, they recently performed Alice in Chains' "Would?" at a Seattle Museum of Pop Culture's Founders Award livestream show in honor of the Seattle grunge metal icons. But, now, it seems perfectly natural — what else is there to do?YouTuber Szymon Walak celebrated the first day of 2021 by demonstrating how much work he put in over the past year. They covered "The Devil Went Down to Georgia" with Yelawolf a couple weeks after original artist Charlie Daniels died.Korn Chronology — One Part From Every Song in 10 Minutes (Guitar + Drums)
Source: Man Plays Part of Every Korn Song Ever on Guitar + Drums in 10 Minutes
Filed Under: KornCategories: News Joe DiVitaPublished: January 12, 2021Michael Loccisano, Getty Images / YouTube: Szymon WalakShare on FacebookShare on TwitterBefore the pandemic came along, we used to question people with so much time on their hands that they would make a 10-minute video performing part of every Korn song, in chronological order, on guitar and drums. He also noted the significance of Korn's music, having stated, "Korn changed my life and this is a tribute to them."The multi-instrumentalist conveniently annotated the video with timestamps corresponding to the start of the riff rundown of each Korn record, so you can jump right to your favorite records and see which riffs made the cut.Our only wish is that Walak dubbed this a Khronology — or Kornology.

For me to write, sing and play, I need to find some new reasons and inspirations," he said, in part.Chronic depression was cited as well, "It's dangerous for me and the people around me, if I continue. to not ask me for anything within the next year. He also insisted he is leaving behind his public life, while the group revealed they hope to tour with a session bass player before reconfiguring their permanent lineup.With six Nightwish studio albums to his name, the first being 2002's Century Child, Hietala expressed a desire to move on from writing and performing music. We will not comment any further.NightwishHietala's departure comes not long after the exit of his rhythmic partner, drummer Jukka Nevalainen, who left Nightwish in 2019 after spending 22 years in the band. :II: Nature. Just a couple of examples here.This past year forced me to stay home and think. Some of the thoughts a while back were dark," the bassist added, reassuring fans he is doing okay and surrounded by a loving family.Hietala's full statement, which appeared on the Nightwish Facebook page (in addition to a response from the band as well), can be seen below.Dear people. Otherwise I kindly and with respect ask the media, bands, artists projects etc. After much thought and consideration, we have, in mutual understanding, decided to perform the upcoming Human. And it’s even in my book that I’m a chronic depressive. Apparently some theocrasies can take the money from the music that would get you beheaded or jailed there without appearing as hypocrites. I am leaving Nightwish and my public life.For a quite a few years now I haven’t been able to feel validated by this life. We have streaming company big guns demanding 9/5 work from artists of inspiration while unfairly sharing the profits. Blaming for instance Tuomas is an insult to both him and my free thinking. Joe DiVitaPublished: January 12, 2021Gina Wetzler, Redferns/Getty ImagesShare on FacebookShare on TwitterNightwish bassist Marco Hietala, who originally joined the symphonic metal group in 2001, has announced his resignation from the band. I found out that I am in need of that validation. Biggest tour promoters squeeze percentages even from our own merchandise while paying dividends to Middle East. It’s not a promise though.I am so sorry about this.Marko HietalaP.S. Have a care please.But of course now we’ll know, if some go there on purpose.There are a couple of things agreed on that I will do on 2021. Tony Iommi is an exception to the 'no contact whatsoever.' Childhood hero takes a precedence.Nightwish, who are prepared to return to the road this year in support of last year's Human. He was replaced by Kai Hahto (Wintersun, ex-Swallow the Sun, ex-Rotten Sound). Some of the thoughts a while back were dark. And I found myself very disillusioned about these and a lot of things. Don’t worry, I’m fine. I hope to tell you about it on 2022. For the people who like them I need to say that my 55th birthday is now on 14th of Jan and I’ve certainly done my time for now. world tour as planned, but with a session bass player.The live line-up will be announced at a later date.We respect Marko`s decision and wish him all the very best. We’re the banana republic of the music industry. Even among the artists. He expressed his disenfranchisement with the music industry, which has endured another major shift in recent years with the rise of digital streaming platforms.It appears the joy of making music and being in a band is now gone in the wake of artists being financially exploited within the music industry."This past year forced me to stay home and think. Source: Nightwish Bassist Marco Hietala Leaves Band After 20 Years
Filed Under: nightwishCategories: News album, issued a response to Hietala (seen below), noting they will perform with a session bassist who will be revealed at a later date.Marko`s resignation has left us with some difficult decisions and choices to be made. :||: Nature. I have some reinventing to do. For me to write, sing and play, I need to find some new reasons and inspirations. And I found myself very disillusioned about these and a lot of things. It’s dangerous for me and the people around me, if I continue. I found out that I am in need of that validation. ”My Walden” so to speak. I have my two sons, a wife, the rest of the family, friends, a dog and lots of love.And I don’t think that I’ll be gone for good.Conspiracy is the word of the day. This is a very sad thing to all of us too.

What was the most difficult adjustment to no longer living that life?It's been about five years now since we finished with Motörhead and obviously it's been really difficult not having Lem around — all the characters from the past — but especially Lem. We just took our time and made the record we wanted to make. It's another act in my life and my career, so we'll see where it takes us.When someone has spent nearly all their adult life on the road, a global shutdown must be a jolt to the system. I spent nearly all my adult life with him. Everyone can get through this, you've just got to show some patience. For you, what's been the saving grace in not being able to tour during the pandemic?It's just nice with the no touring. I try and think of the good times with Motörhead and what we achieved and all the great fun we had — the ridiculousness of it all. We took everything to the extremely, basically, all the time.I try to keep smiling that way, but we've got a great band together now with the kids. Get your copy of 'We're the Bastards' here (as Amazon affiliates we earn on qualifying purchases) and follow Phil Campbell and The Bastard Sons on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Spotify. Find out where you can hear Full Metal Jackie's weekend radio show here. We didn’t have to finish up in a few days or whatever as we did on the first album. Without any deadlines to work with, Campbell attested to the relaxed songwriting environment and praised the bevy of influences the band possesses as a multi-generational act.Without touring on the table for the foreseeable future, Campbell didn't seem to mind such a long gap in time between tours. The guitarist touched on two of his latest albums — one with Phil Campbell and the Bastard Sons (PCATBS) and the other a solo record — as well as how he's dealing with his downtime amid the pandemic.We're the Bastards, the 2020 release from PCATBS, was the second record from the group which also features three of the rocker's sons, and is a result of the newly afforded time in lockdown. I didn’t want to prove anything really, it’s just nice to be myself, to get it out and prove to myself I was capable of making some decent recordings of other genres of music.It was a long time coming. Now that they're your bandmates, how do they influence you?They’ve all been playing various instruments from a very early age, probably from when they were four or five, and they’ve just evolved over the years into fantastic players. You can chill out a bit, you can direct it and put on some things you haven't seen for ages on the TV and stuff. The live gig situation, of course, as with everyone, has gone to hell at the moment, but we’re hoping for better things, better luck, I’m sure everyone is.Phil Campbell, "Swing It" Feat. Appreciate what you've got, what you've got at home — appreciate your wife more and walking the dogs. I had ideas for the album for about 20 odd years, but I never thought I’d end up having all of the big artists out along the way with it. Just the simple things. I don't think anyone could ask for more than that and I’m very humbled.The album is really good. Apart from no live gigs, recording-wise we’ve just been okay this year. I'm sure if we dig in a bit longer, we'll come out fine on the other side because our souls are too strong to let it get to us. We just have to bide our time for a little bit longer, I think. What do you enjoy about playing styles of music that normally aren't associated with you?I enjoy the beauty of some of it — it just all comes from within.Some of the slower songs on Old Lions Still Roar, I wrote on the piano in hotels with Motörhead and kept tweaking them. We went in different days, in different rooms — socially distanced and everything — it was all pretty safe and luckily we came out with 13 brand new songs at the end.The lockdown period hasn’t been a total disaster for us, because we made a hell of an album. That's what it is.When everything starts back, hopefully, to more or less, normal, I think there's going to be some ecstatic crowds around. Especially in our rock 'n' roll fraternity — we want to hear live rock again — everyone does. We're coming up with some serious music, so that's also something I'm very very proud of as well. That’s another strange element to the band as well with all the different influences coming in — this makes for something quite interesting.They’re all fine players and Neil’s one hell of a singer.Phil Campbell and The Bastard Sons, "Born to Roam" Music VideoYour solo album Old Lions Still Roar gave us a bigger picture of your musical taste. But next year could be amazing after a while!Thanks to Phil Campbell for the interview. I’m always learning something new from them and probably more than they’ve been learning off me. Kind of recharge your batteries, I guess. Hopefully, there will be free beer for everyone for a while.[laughs] That would be nice.Yeah, we just gotta look forward to it. So I’m glad it came out and this year it’s time for another Bastard Sons album we thought. We planned on getting an album out at the end of 2020, last year, anyway. Full Metal JackiePublished: January 11, 2021Chung Sung-Jun, Getty ImagesShare on FacebookShare on TwitterMotorhead icon Phil Campbell was the latest guest on Full Metal Jackie's weekend radio program. I'm an optimist. Alice CooperMotörhead was a significant part of your life for so many years. They always used to come to see me with Motörhead and stuff, it’s just all music has been around.With my generation and with their generation now, and having Neil [Starr] as our vocalist — Neil couldn't tell you the title of a Black Sabbath album or a Deep Purple album; I don’t know what he was listening to when he was in his day — but he's influential. Source: Phil Campbell Looks to Return of Shows: I Hope There’s Free Beer for Everyone
Filed Under: Motorhead, Phil Campbell, Phil Campbell and the Bastard SonsCategories: News In the new band, there are different people in the band so it's a different dynamic. It's out of my control, out of everyone's control, so I just sit back and smell the roses. Everyone is going to go nuts, especially the initial period when gigs start up again. I’m just really over the moon with it.When they were younger, musically, you most likely influenced your sons. He professed he's an optimist and has been taking everything in stride.Read the full interview below.What was easier about the process of making an album together the second time around?We did it in our studio this time, during the lockdown, so it was fairly relaxed.

Check out the video clip below.☢️⚠️Attention all MEGADETH fans⚠️☢️ Today during a Live Q&A with Dave Mustaine, I managed to get Mr Mustaine to olay a very short tease if the new upcoming Album….Enjoy from r/MegadethThe last we heard about the album was in November when Mustaine confirmed that he still had to record his vocals and solos, but based on the preview he shared, at least some of that seems to have been completed. Source: Dave Mustaine Plays Snippet of New Megadeth Album, Discloses Working Title
Filed Under: dave mustaine, MegadethCategories: News Hey, that's good enough for us! Lauryn SchaffnerPublished: January 11, 2021Daniel Boczarski, Getty ImagesShare on FacebookShare on TwitterWe've been patiently waiting as the updates on Megadeth's new album slowly roll in, but now we actually may have a name for it. Frontman Dave Mustaine recently disclosed the working title for the new record in a live Q&A, and also teased a little snippet of it.Mustaine made an appearance in a Rock 'N' Roll Fantasy Camp Masterclass over the weekend, and a Reddit user recorded some of the Megadeth frontman's responses during it."The tentative album title we have right now is called The Sick, The Dying And The Dead," Mustaine said. "We may change that, because there's some other titles, and I usually change the titles four or five times before I settle on anything."The frontman also played a little bit of audio from the new set of songs, but didn't provide any further details.

Meanwhile, Sepultura put Brazil on the metal map, also balancing on the extreme metal tightrope.As the '90s approached, groove saturated heavy metal entirely as Pantera carried the torch, keeping the spirit of metal lit throughout the decade. When you need to let out some aggression and the traditional stuff just isn't enough, you need something a little more powerful, a little more energetic and little bit faster, right? The Teutonic 4 (Kreator, Sodom, Destruction, Tankard) ramped up the intensity, playing far faster than any of the stateside acts in the earliest days. The Bay Area was undeniably the most potent as Metallica, Exodus, Testament dominated the circuit with this ferocious new brand of metal with Slayer and Megadeth not far from reach elsewhere in California.On the East Coast, Anthrax and Overkill had a decidedly different sound, especially as Anthrax leaned on crossover, hardcore and punk more than their contemporaries, while Overkill stuck to their own vision, wavering very little throughout their career, putting attitude first and foremost.Outside of the United States, a number of acts were mucking up thrash's sound, shoveling dirt on it as they walked the line between thrash and proto-death metal. Turn to the gallery at the top of the page and start scrolling through the Best Thrash Album of Each Year Since 1983!10 Best Thrash Albums NOT Released by the Big 410 Best Thrash Albums of the 1990s
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Categories: News What are you waiting for? The neo-thrash movement yielded an entirely new crop of thrash acts that have continued to keep this beloved genre alive as the godfathers roared back with new age classics of their own, ensuring there was plenty to go around after that mostly bereft dark period.With the history out of the way, it's time to look at the best thrash has had to offer since 1983, the year the genre was firmly established. Joe DiVitaUpdated: January 11, 2021Share on FacebookShare on TwitterWho doesn't love some thrash? Well, that's how it started at least, borrowing the gallop from the NWOBHM, stripping away some of the melody and tossing in some punk attitude and rhythm work.There were primitive rumblings of this new style's formation around the world with radically different styles between the Bay Area, the East Coast of the U.S., Brazil and Germany primarily. Thrashers were quick to adapt, but most of them failed to contribute much of note, half-heartedly trying to keep pace as the style nearly went extinct.Fortunately, the new millennium brought a massive resurgence as old school fans were either sick of groove, pining for the old days and a new generation of headbangers clung to the classics, inspired by thrash's originators and heaped not-so-subtle praise unto their heroes.

We hope that all those involved that day are brought to justice to be investigated and answer for their actions.With broken hearts we are sending our love and compassion to everyone who has felt pain from the events on January 6th. Some of you have been concerned by our silence, which we understand. Schaffer’s image lies in the ‘Seeking Information’ subcategory, not to be confused with the FBI’s famous Top 10 Most Wanted list. Chad ChildersPublished: January 9, 2021Roberto Schmidt/AFP via Getty ImagesShare on FacebookShare on TwitterIced Earth guitarist Jon Schaffer was among those photographed during the riot at the Capitol Building on Jan. Posted at the Blind Guardian website, the statement reads:We are deeply shocked and our thoughts are with the relatives of the deceased. Kürsch is a bandmate of Schaffer's in the band Demons & Wizards. 6 and his bandmates have now issued statements concerning his involvement expressing that they don't condone the riots or acts of violence.Both Luke Appleton and Stu Block posted a group statement on their Instagram accounts (seen below) that reads as follows:We want to thank those of you who have sent words of support in recent days. We are deeply saddened and our hearts go out to the families of the lives lost that day. There are really no proper words to console. I have chosen to spread love and not comment or allow any hate on my [social media]. We needed some time to properly process the information and find out some facts before we made a statement.We absolutely DO NOT condone nor do we support riots or the acts of violence that the rioters were involved in on January 6th at the US Capitol building. Source: Iced Earth Issue Statement on Jon Schaffer’s Capitol Riot Involvement
Filed Under: blind guardian, Demons & Wizards, Iced Earth, Jon SchafferCategories: News We ask for your understanding that in view of the hourly news situation we will not make any further comments at present.Not long after Schaffer's photo surfaced amongst the images from the riot at the Capitol building, it was revealed that the musician was a "person of interest in unrest-related offenses" in a photo shared by the MPDC (Metropolitan Police Department of the District of Columbia).A day later, Schaffer's name appeared in the "Most Wanted" section of the FBI's website. Just know we are with you in your shock, grief and pain. I hope yo [sic] understand," he added.In addition, Blind Guardian, a band that counts Hansi Kürsch amongst its ranks, also offered up a statement. Much love to you all.Stu, Luke, Jake, BrentEarlier this week, Block was pressed for a comment on Schaffer's involvement and initially offered, "I live in Canada and do not really engage in political stuff or share my beleiefs [sic]. We expressly distance ourselves from any kind of violence irrespective if applied against institutions or persons. The incidents will be thoroughly investigated and the responsibles will be brought to justice.

1 on the Billboard album chart. Grit, Guts and Glory.  
Source: 37 Years Ago: Van Halen Get a Jump on ‘1984’
Filed Under: Van HalenCategories: Anniversaries, Longform, News But the album wasn’t all toned down pop rock, it also contained the hard rockers “Panama” and “Hot For Teacher,” which appealed to fans of the band’s earlier material.While it sounds like the engine noise in “Panama” is a revving motorcycle, it’s actually the roar of Eddie Van Halen pumping the gas pedal of his Lamborghini. Also of note, Van Halen told an interviewer he wrote “Girl Gone Bad” in a hotel room one night while his then-wife Valerie Bertinelli was asleep. Not all of the memorable riffs on 1984 were written in 1983. Since he didn’t want to wake her up, he reportedly crawled into a closet, where he came up with the main guitar part, which he recorded on a portable tape recorder.Van Halen, "Panama" Music VideoA little over two months after its release, 1984 went platinum. Despite the tremendous success of the album, Roth was unhappy with the band’s musical direction. Eddie actually wrote the keyboard hook for “Jump” several years earlier, but every time he presented it to the band Roth rejected it. Of course, 1984 isn’t widely thought of as the album Eddie Van Halen raided to vaults to find material for, it’s best known for being the turning point between Van Halen, the hard rock powerhouse and Van Halen, the commercial rock b(r)and that combined rock riffs with mainstream keyboard lines.In addition to “Jump” (which spent five weeks at number one), 1984 contained the keyboard-infused “I’ll Wait” and the synthesizer instrumental title track. Blame Michael Jackson’s Thriller for keeping 1984 at No. By the end of October it was quadruple platinum and on January 23, 1985 if was certified quintuple platinum. Finally, he relented, and wrote the lyrics after witnessing a man on the top of a building on the verge of committing suicide.Van Halen, "Jump" Music Video“House of Pain” was a song Van Halen played during their club days in the mid-‘70s, and the band performed part of “Girl Gone Bad” in the middle of “Somebody Get Me a Doctor” during their 1982 tour. Interestingly, 1984, which came out on January 9, 1984, is the band’s most popular release to date, having sold more than 20 million copies, yet it never reached No. 2 for five straight weeks.1984 marked Van Halen’s transition from a guitar-driven hard rock band into a more accessible outfit and a hit-making machine. The album featured four hugely successful singles, “Jump,” “I’ll Wait,” “Panama” and “Hot For Teacher.” It was also the last Van Halen album vocalist David Lee Roth sang on until he rejoined for 2012’s A Different Kind of Truth.Guitarist Eddie Van Halen started working on 1984 in his own home studio, 5150, which he built in his backyard and named after the Los Angeles police code for an escaped mental patient. He was also angry that Eddie and drummer Alex Van Halen holed up at 5150 studio and excluded Roth from much of the creative process, so on April 1, 1985 Roth quit Van Halen.The band wasted no time finding a replacement, and after Scandal vocalist Patty Smyth turned down an invitation to join, Van Halen hired ex-Montrose vocalist Sammy Hagar, who remained with the group for the next decade.Loudwire contributor Jon Wiederhorn is the author of Raising Hell: Backstage Tales From the Lives of Metal Legends, co-author of Louder Than Hell: The Definitive Oral History of Metal, as well as the co-author of Scott Ian’s autobiography, I’m the Man: The Story of That Guy From Anthrax, and Al Jourgensen’s autobiography, Ministry: The Lost Gospels According to Al Jourgensen and the Agnostic Front book My Riot! Jon WiederhornPublished: January 9, 2021Warner Bros.Share on FacebookShare on TwitterWhen Van Halen released the half-hearted Diver Down in 1982 they were already one of the most popular hard rock bands on the planet, but when they put out their sixth studio album two years later, they instantly became a mainstream phenomenon.

captured the minds of generations, in large part to Trebek's quirky and playful sense of humor, which offered a sense of levity to the cerebral nightly trivia contest in the brief but memorable moments that humor was on display.Part-way through the tribute clip, seen below, was a throwback to a Halloween special from 2018, which featured a guest appearance from KISS' Gene Simmons. Contestants also presented their own unique challenges in arriving to the correct answer that must always be presented in the form of question.Jeopardy! episodes despite the setback and his courage, grace and class remains an inspiration to countless viewers.Additional moments from that Halloween 2018 special can be seen further down the page. One clip shows the transformation process Trebek underwent to mirror the KISS legend and the second is a fun-loving "Happy Halloween" message from the host and Simmons.From all of us at Loudwire, thank you for the years of entertainment and wisdom you've afforded us and may you rest in peace, Alex Trebek.A Tribute to Alex Trebek — Jeopardy! hosted by the legendary Alex Trebek, who died in November of last year after a 36-year run on the popular TV quiz show. Trebek underwent a dramatic transformation — painted face, big hair (thanks to a wig, of course) and a suit of Demon armor — in order to resemble the persona Simmons adopts onstage.Trebek bravely battled pancreatic cancer at the end of his life, revealing in March of 2019 that his cancer diagnosis was Stage 4. Send-Off VideoWatch Alex Trebek Transform Into KISS' Gene SimmonsHappy Halloween From Gene Simmons + Alex Trebek 
Source: Alex Trebek’s Gene Simmons KISS Costume Makes ‘Jeopardy!’ Farewell Video
Filed Under: Alex Trebek, Gene Simmons, KissCategories: News Still, he continued filming Jeopardy! 8) marked the airing of the final episode of Jeopardy! Joe DiVitaPublished: January 9, 2021Amanda Edwards, Stringer/Getty Images / YouTube: Jeopardy!Share on FacebookShare on TwitterLast night (Jan. In a touching video send-off, one highlight recalled the time Trebek was outfitted with Gene Simmons' KISS costume.Trebek served as the ideal host of the gameshow, which sought to test contestants' knowledge in a wealth of different categories.

They eventually made an album of mash-up creations called Reimaginator, which came out in 2010."We got sued because one of the singers I imitate… But it created so much complication that we can no longer sell the music online to people."The judge in the case deemed the recording "misleading to the public" as it would make them believe it was actually the singer Harnell was imitating."It's a strange thing when the person who made you wanna be a singer sues you to make you stop singing," he added.To hear Harnell's Ozzy Osbourne impression and more about Rock Sugar, listen to the full interview above. If there was this band from like the '80s, like a Def Leppard or a Poison or something, and they got shipwrecked at the end of the '80s, and they got brainwashed because all they had to listen to for 20 years was pop hits from the '80s,'" he explained."And they got brainwashed into thinking metal was pop and pop was metal."The exampled Harnell came up with was a combination of Metallica's "Enter Sandman" and Journey's "Don't Stop Believin'" — "Don't Stop the Sandman."The video became so popular on YouTube that they started receiving offers to play live. Lauryn SchaffnerPublished: January 8, 2021Share on FacebookShare on TwitterModern technology has allowed for just about anyone to create mash-ups of different songs, but actually performing them is a different story. "So we had to go to court with this dude and prove, using forensic audio tracks, that it was me singing and not him. Rock Sugar is a band fronted by Animaniacs voice actor Jess Harnell that combines hard rock and metal songs with pop anthems, and they're so spot-on they've actually been wrongfully sued.Harnell told Loudwire Nights that he came up with the idea for Rock Sugar after being hired to cover a couple of Journey songs on a tropical island."One day we were talking and I said, 'You know what'd be really funny? He thought we sampled his voice without permission," Harnell recalled. I guess the impression was a little bit too close, because he actually thought that it was his voice. You can also check out their latest mash-up "Shout at the Devil Dog All Night" below, which is a combination of "Shout" by Tears for Fears, "Shout at the Devil" by Motley Crue, "Up All Night" by Slaughter and "Black Dog" by Led Zeppelin.Phew.Rock Sugar – "Shout at the Devil Dog All Night"
Source: ‘Animaniacs’ Voice Actor Jess Harnell Explains Why His Metal Mash-Up Band Got Sued
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12 at 8PM ET / 5PM PT."When I reached out to the Love and Death band members, crew and special guests about the arduous task of aligning everyone's schedules, everyone was like 'let me check my schedule…, yep, totally free that day!’ I guess that's the popular answer for all musicians this year," says leader Brian "Head" Welch.He adds, "This concert is going to be something totally new for us. We've all had the privilege of playing concerts for decades and have traveled the world many times over, but putting together a global streaming event with so many talented musicians and sharing vocals with these amazing singers is a first for me! 12 and now we're getting the second single "White Flag."The song shows a certain sense of vulnerability played out over the track's more melodic moments, but it's offset with some defiance and the group hits their pummeling heaviness in the track. Adding an assist on the song is Righteous Vendetta's Ryan Hayes. This is without a doubt a once in a lifetime experience for Love and Death and we are calling all Love and Death fans around the globe to join us for this very special one time event; first Love and Death show in seven years!!!"Tickets and bundle packages are currently available for the show at this location. Chad ChildersPublished: January 8, 2021Matt MathesonShare on FacebookShare on TwitterLove and Death are coming back into the spotlight in 2021 for Korn guitarist Brian "Head" Welch. The song can be heard in full in the player at the bottom of this post and the lyrics can be seen below:Shaken shakenI will leave you shakenCrawling crawlingI will watch you crawlLack of visionStuck inside your lack of visionBut you don’t listenLet youI will let youObey your master nowI will let youFeed youI will feed youI will feed you who I amI will feed youWon’t you go and try meI won’t hesitateTell me I don't have an answerTell me I can't find the way outTell me I'm not willing to die for thisAnd do it again do it again do itTell me I can't destroy your empireTell me I won't fuel the fireTell me I won't burn the white flagBurn it again burn it again burn itBeggingI will watch youAs you beg and pleadFallenThey won’t help youAs you fallLet youI will let youObey your master nowI will let youEverything's brokenEverything's vacantTomorrow's uncertainSo why am I waitingBelieve me when I sayThat I was born for thisGive up it all for thisNothing in the world could standLike I stand for thisStay strong to the end of thisAnd I knowYou're scared of thisTake the fear and the power and conquer itWe'll never raise the white flag"White Flag," as stated, is the second song to come from the upcoming album with fans getting a taste of the lead single "Down" last November. The group recently announced plans for a new album Perfectly Preserved coming on Feb. Meanwhile, Love and Death's Perfectly Preserved album is currently available for pre-order here.Love and Death Featuring Ryan Hayes, "White Flag"
Source: Love and Death Deliver Pummeling ‘White Flag’ With Ryan Hayes
Filed Under: love and deathCategories: News It marks the band's return after eight years since their last release.Helping to get fans up to speed with their new music and refreshed on some of their older material, Love and Death recently announced a global streaming event taking place Friday, Feb.

Source: Iced Earth’s Jon Schaffer Appears on FBI’s ‘Most Wanted’ List
Filed Under: Iced Earth, Jon SchafferCategories: News Graham HartmannPublished: January 8, 2021Roberto Schmidt/AFP via Getty ImagesShare on FacebookShare on TwitterIced Earth’s Jon Schaffer has been listed on the ‘Most Wanted’ section of the FBI’s website. You may also contact your local FBI office of the nearest American Embassy of Consulate.” [via Metal Injection]At a November 2020 protest, Schaffer spoke to German newspaper Welt. 6, nor has he released any statement. "I live in Canada and do not really engage in political stuff or share my beleiefs [sic]. “If someone uses violence against us, we will react accordingly. We don't want that, but we are ready,” he claimed.FBIOn Instagram, Iced Earth singer Stu Block refused to comment on Schaffer’s participation in the Capitol raid. You may submit any information, photos, or videos that could be relevant online at fbi.gov/USCapitol. I hope yo [sic] understand.”Jon Schaffer has not posted to any of his social media accounts since Jan. Capitol on Jan. Along with dozens of individuals who stormed the U.S. 6, Schaffer is wanted for “unlawful entry into the United States Capitol Building.”Schaffer’s photo is #25 on an FBI gallery titled “Violence at the United States Capitol.” Within the ‘Most Wanted’ section of the FBI’s website, Schaffer’s image lies in the ‘Seeking Information’ subcategory, not to be confused with the FBI’s famous Top 10 Most Wanted list.“The Federal Bureau of Investigation’s (FBI) Washington Field Office is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying individuals who made unlawful entry into the United States Capitol Building on January 6, 2021, in Washington, D.C.” the site reads.“Anyone with information regarding these individuals, or anyone who witnessed any unlawful violent actions at the Capitol or near the area, is asked to contact the FBI’s Toll-Free Tipline at 1-800-CALL-FBI (1-800-225-5324) to verbally report tips. I have chosen to spread love and not comment or allow any hate on my [social media].

It's a riff bonanza, never settling into any part for very long, which gives As Everything Unfolds a feral edge, especially as they sway from beat-based elements to propulsive aggression, tempered by a synth-drenched chorus and pained yet hopeful clean vocals."Anger and sadness really drove this track lyrically, and there's a lot of frustration that's presented through the use of primarily harsh vocals," said singer Charlie Rolfe. Get a sense of what the track is about by reading the lyrics directly below too.Get me out of this place, get me outI revel in your misery, I live for your tragedyYou broke me down, you wore me outHad no faith just threw me aboutI whisper, I shout, I screamOnly to hear to you will not redeem meI told you everything you wanted to hearHow can I make it anymore fucking clear?You turned everyone me when I’m nothing but weakYou turned everyone against me when my world was so bleakYou’re bitter to the core, you couldn’t ignoreThe chance to choke me out and throw me into a warGet me out of this place, get me outI revel in your misery, I live for your tragedyOnce you’re called a liar, there’s no hint of desireTo fight against the pain that threw you into the fireI told you everything you wanted to hearHow can I make it anymore fucking clear?You turned everyone me when I’m nothing but weakYou turned everyone against me when my world was so bleakYou’re bitter to the core, you couldn’t ignoreThe chance to choke me out and throw me into a warI can hear the ocean in my head, it draws me inRest myself I start to begin, I open up and let out what’s withinDon’t you know what you’ve let yourself in forTake my advice and walk straight out the doorDon’t let this torment become a warA pain I promise you can’t ignoreI was only for your desireYou turned everyone me when I’m nothing but weakYou turned everyone against me when my world was so bleakYou’re bitter to the core, you couldn’t ignoreThe chance to choke me out and throw me into a warWithin Each Lies the Other comes out March 26 on Long Branch Records and pre-orders can be placed here.As Everything Unfolds, "Wallow"As Everything Unfolds, Within Each Lies the Other Album Art + Track ListingLong Branch Records01. "On The Inside"02. post-hardcore upstarts As Everything Unfolds is a pretty ideal band name after watching what has happened over the last year and into this new one, but enough about that — it's time for some sick new music by way of "Wallow," the latest offering from the group's forthcoming debut, Within Each Lies the Other."Wallow" is the hard-hitting fourth track off what has the making of being a promising debut from the U.K. "Wither" 
Source: As Everything Unfolds Is the Most 2021 Band Name Ever
Categories: News "Take Me There"03. bunch. "I'm Not The Only One"06. "One Last Time"11. There's a lot of energy that was released through this song, and we invite you to do the same."Listen to "Wallow" toward the bottom of the page, where you'll also find the album's cover and track listing. "Stay"08. "Wallow"04. "Stranger In The Mirror"05. "Hiding From Myself"10. "Let Me Go"09. Joe DiVitaPublished: January 8, 2021Long Branch RecordsShare on FacebookShare on TwitterOne week into 2021 and the year has already been rocked by tragic events, both in the rock and metal world and outside it as it pertains to current events worldwide. U.K. "Grayscale"07. "It’s a song about betrayal, liars, and anyone who has ever done anything to you to make you deliberately feel worthless.

Despite Dolmayan’s political odds with bandmate Serj Tankian, the two have found common ground in their support for Armenia during the country’s struggle against Azerbaijan.Days after a group of Trump supporters broke into the Capitol Building as U.S. Our country is in need of sensible debate and a greater understanding of opposing views. Senators were certifying Joe Biden’s victory in the 2020 election, Dolmayan shared his opinions on the matter, decrying those who seek to bring civil war to the United States.“A rally, a protest, a movement, a debate, or any activism of any kind should be and can be conducted peacefully,” Dolmayan writes. Unfortunately I see a greater divide in the future and less acceptance of alternative thinking. “There are those who’s goal it is to create a civil war of thought in this country and the polarization experienced in the last year has proven it. Graham HartmannPublished: January 8, 2021Tiffany Rose/Getty ImagesShare on FacebookShare on TwitterSystem of a Down drummer and outspoken Trump supporter John Dolmayan has called for peaceful protesting following this week’s raid on Capitol Hill. Simply reading some of the comments below will show this.”Dolmayan went on to question the legitimacy of Biden’s victory, but offered his support for the sake of the country. “If Biden is in fact president I wish his presidency the best and will support the country in anyway I can , as an American that’s my responsibility and as a conservative that’s just my ideology.”Dolmayan questioned the outcome of the 2020 election days after major news sources had called an electoral college victory for Joe Biden and Kamala Harris. “If the will of the American people is that Joe Biden is president then so be it but only if he achieved this without fraud or collusion.”
Source: System of a Down’s John Dolmayan Speaks Out Against Capitol Raid
Filed Under: John Dolmayan, system of a downCategories: News “This election is not over nor should it be without complete transparency,” the drummer wrote. The musician went on to share his concerns about political polarization and offered well wishes to Joe Biden’s presidency.Dolmayan made headlines in 2020 after calling President Trump “the greatest friend to minorities,” the Black Lives Matter movement “a propaganda tool” and labeling some liberals “cowards” for not supporting free speech.

In addition to relishing their drinking adventures, the two guitarists bonded on a deeper level.“We quickly became best friends,” Collen wrote. While Clark was in rehab, Def Leppard continued working on new songs. So Collen threw himself back into writing and playing, focusing intently on the band so he didn’t have to think about Clark’s death. Grit, Guts and Glory.See Def Leppard in the Top 30 Hair Metal Albums
Source: 30 Years Ago: Def Leppard Guitarist Steve Clark Dies
Filed Under: Def LeppardCategories: Longform, News Their intentions may have been good and their relationship was strong. The coroner’s report, I believe, read that it was due to a swelling of the brain.”Clark joined Def Leppard in 1978, a year after their formation, and was a key songwriter on the band’s biggest albums — 1983’s Pyromania and 1987’s Hysteria. Every morning he woke up shaking and had to go to a bar and drink until he stopped trembling. Janie began using again and Clark’s drinking escalated.From that point until the time Clark died, Collen said in his book that it was “almost impossible” to find out where Clark was and try to keep him out of trouble. We both found that we were soaking up all that we could and learning more on the road than we had ever learned at school, with a healthy appetite for new and exciting cultural discoveries. At the time of the Minneapolis incident, Clark’s blood alcohol level was 0.59, considerably higher than the 0.41 level that John Bonham registered when he died.Clark checked into a rehab center in Tucson, Arizona. In treatment Clark met another patient, Janie Dean, who was trying to kick heroin. For years he had been a functioning alcoholic, but he had developed a serious problem and his behavior had become erratic and unpredictable. Meanwhile, Clark's slot was filled in 1992 by former Dio guitarist Vivian Campbell, who remains in the band to this day.“In a way Steve didn’t have much choice in the matter,” wrote Collen. Like his bandmates, Clark celebrated the band’s success and the perks that came with it, especially free alcohol. Considering his unwillingness to get sober and the ease with which he could get drugs and alcohol, perhaps Clark’s death was inevitable, as tragic as it was. He was given a leave of absence from Def Leppard for six months, and was promised that his slot in the group would be waiting for him when he was healthy. We could get into deep conversations that would last for hours.”When Collen quit drinking in the late ‘80s he realized Clark was spinning out of control. Then, in the winter of 1989, several members of the band were in a studio when their co-manager Peter Mensch called to tell them that Clark was found unconscious at a bar in Minneapolis and had been rushed to a nearby hospital, Hazelden Addiction Treatment Center.The band flew to Minneapolis and a doctor at the hospital urged them to admit Clark to rehab. “He had been drinking and he cracked a rib earlier on,” Collen wrote in his biography Adrenalized. We also found that we loved each other’s company. During the time Pyromania was blowing up, Clark and Collen became known as “the terror twins,” because of their drunken antics and the pranks they pulled on other musicians. Grieved and angered, Collen quit the band, but vocalist Joe Elliott convinced him that Clark, who was ashamed about his severe alcoholism, wouldn’t have wanted Def Leppard to break up because of him. When they both got finished the program the two agreed to hang out and help one another with their addictions. “It wasn’t just the guitar playing or extreme boozing. “He was surrounded by drink most of his life. 8, 1991, Def Leppard guitarist Phil Collen received a phone call from his manager Cliff Burnstein, bearing news he had been dreading for close to five years. He was 30 years old.An autopsy revealed the Clark died from an unintentional overdose of alcohol, Valium and Codeine. They quickly fell in love and got engaged. “The doctor told him not to drink while taking his pain medication. Steve’s dad was a taxi driver and I think Steve was always trying to prove he was worthy of his rock star status … Steve had to prove his manhood to his dad all the time, that he had the values of a Sheffield steelworker underneath his golden splendor.”Loudwire contributor Jon Wiederhorn is the author of Raising Hell: Backstage Tales From the Lives of Metal Legends, co-author of Louder Than Hell: The Definitive Oral History of Metal, as well as the co-author of Scott Ian’s autobiography, I’m the Man: The Story of That Guy From Anthrax, and Al Jourgensen’s autobiography, Ministry: The Lost Gospels According to Al Jourgensen and the Agnostic Front book My Riot! They had already overcome the tragic car accident, in which drummer Rick Allen lost an arm, and now Clark was no longer with them. At one point, he went on a bender in Paris and wound up in a hospital with alcohol poisoning. He drank anyway. Shortly after he died, Clark was buried at Wisewood Cemetery in Loxley, Sheffield, near his family’s estate.Losing Clark was devastating for Def Leppard. But just as quickly, they started enabling each other. Jon WiederhornUpdated: January 8, 2021Peter Still, Redferns / Getty ImagesShare on FacebookShare on TwitterOn the morning of Jan. His best friend, co-guitarist Steve Clark, had died while sleeping on a couch.

"Interesting result," remarked Block, who then asked, "What are your thoughts on the decision?"In the months leading up to the election, Schaffer had espoused conspiracy theories related to the coronavirus pandemic. While there, he spoke with the German media outlet Die Welt, who has now uploaded their video interview with him. Instead, he pushed for love.Schaffer has since been branded a "person of interest" for unlawful entry into the United States Capitol, as seen online amongst other images of rioters shared by the Metropolitan Police Department of the District of Columbia.The actions that took place have been condemned by leaders across the country, President Trump himself (who led a protest group directly to the Capitol after using words of escalation such as "fight"), and countless heads of government from across the globe.Block, in an apparent response to the mob violence, posted a large image of a heart on Instagram, writing, "Nuff said. I hope yo [sic] understand," he added.Following the general election for President of the United States, Block solicited opinions from fans after Joe Biden was named President-elect after the handful of days it took for votes to be tallied. The singer was pressed for a position on Schaffer's participation in attacking the nation's capitol following inflammatory and false rhetoric that the 2020 election was fraudulent.Roberto Schmidt/AFP via Getty Images"Stu, first off, love you dude. citizen. on Nov. 15. Singer Stu Block was pressed for his stance on social media, and he did not condemn nor condone his bandmates' behavior. #love."For some fans, however, it did not feel like enough was said by Block. From one cat dad to another," one fan wrote (via Metal Injection — the comment section no longer appears visible despite the post indicating 119 comments were made)."Thank you and I totally understand you want to know," said Block, "I would too if I were you."He deferred comment, noting he is not a U.S. It is his belief that there is a designed plan for a global government and that Donald Trump is a populist president removed by the shadowy elites running the world.Schaffer also expressed he and other like-minded individuals were prepared for violence if provoked, but that violence was not their outright aim. 
Source: Iced Earth’s Stu Block Won’t Condemn Nor Condone Jon Schaffer’s Participation in Capitol Riot
Filed Under: Iced Earth, Jon SchafferCategories: News He was in staunch denial that the pandemic was real, and blatantly disregarded growing numbers of hospitalizations related to the virus, furthering his repudiation of its very existence, as heard on the MetalSucks' QuarantineCast podcast.His ideas shared there were on par with those expressed in Iced Earth's 2014 concept album, Plagues of Babylon, in which global elites release a plague upon the world as a means of enslaving humanity, albeit wrapped in a fictitious setting for the purpose of the record.The Iced Earth guitarist had also traveled from his home state of Indiana to attend a pro-Trump rally in Washington D.C. But, gotta know where you stand with Jon being there. Joe DiVitaPublished: January 8, 2021Shervin RafsandjaniShare on FacebookShare on TwitterIced Earth guitarist Jon Schaffer was amongst the mob present inside the Capitol Building on Jan. "I live in Canada and do not really engage in political stuff or share my beleiefs [sic]. I have chosen to spread love and not comment or allow any hate on my [social media]. 6 when Trump supporters forcefully and unlawfully entered, forcing senators certifying the 2020 election to evacuate and shelter in place.

The Undertaker6. Samson and Delilah
Source: Accept’s ‘Too Mean to Die’ Album Release Pushed Back Due to COVID-Related Delay
Filed Under: acceptCategories: News 29 as the result of a delay in turning around the physical product for the album.According to the group, a COVID-19-related plant closure where the final physical releases were coming together necessitated the delay. "It has been over three years since the last Accept album, so we hope you can wait another two weeks for the new masterpiece."As a way to make it up to fans, the group will release a video for the song "Zombie Apocalypse" along with its digital release on Jan. "We are very sorry about this and we hope that all Accept fans are understanding of this very unfortunate situation and continue to support the band," state the group. Symphony of Pain8. Zombie Apocalypse2. The song is described as "a classic Accept cracker, dynamic and unwavering, turned up to eleven!"Marc Tornillo says, "Cell phone zombies – they are everywhere, they can’t put them down, they can’t keep them charged, they can’t look away! Overnight Sensation4. Chad ChildersPublished: January 7, 2021Iana DomingosShare on FacebookShare on TwitterAccept fans will have a new album from the veteran metal outfit soon enough, but it will arrive just a bit later than initially expected. The band has pushed back the release from Jan. The Best Is Yet to Come9. It’s a Zombie Apocalypse! How Do We Sleep10. 15. No Ones Master5. Too Mean to Die3. Sucks to Be You7. 15 to Jan. Who doesn't feel caught in this?!" You can check out a teaser for the video here."Zombie Apocalypse" follows the previously released tracks "The Undertaker" and "Too Mean to Die" that have started to pave the path to the Too Mean to Die album release. Pre-order and pre-save options for the record are available here.Accept, Too Mean to Die Artwork + Track ListingNuclear Blast1. Not My Problem11.

The Metropolitan Police Department currently offers a reward of up to $1,000 to anyone who provides information that leads to the arrest and indictment of the person or persons responsible for a crime committed in the District of Columbia.mpdc.dc.govIn November of last year, Schaffer attended a pro-Trump rally in Washington D.C. He was interviewed by a German newspaper (that mistakenly named his 'Jon Schaper') and said, "They will go down. Police Show Iced Earth’s Jon Schaffer as ‘Person of Interest’ in Capitol Riot
Filed Under: Iced Earth, Jon SchafferCategories: News 6. Among the rioters was Jon Schaffer, founder of Iced Earth, who has now been shown as a "person of interest in unrest-related offenses" in a photo shared by the MPDC (Metropolitan Police Department of the District of Columbia).Once images from the Capitol riot emerged online, metal fans quickly identified the man seen above in the "Oath Keepers Lifetime Member" hat, fingerless black glove and blue hoodie as the Iced Earth mainstay. 6), pro-Trump supporters organized at the at the United States Capitol in Washington D.C. and forcefully entered the building after breaching multiple lines of police security. Joe DiVitaPublished: January 7, 2021Roberto Schmidt/AFP via Getty ImagesShare on FacebookShare on TwitterYesterday (Jan. 6) marked the seventh anniversary of Iced Earth's Plagues of Babylon album, which embraces themes of the global elite unleashing a plague upon the world as a means of enslaving humanity. We don't want that, but we are ready."The Iced Earth guitarist also affirmed his position on the coronavirus pandemic as a guest on the MetalSucks Podcast, firing off conspiracy theories that dismissed the reality of the situation.Coincidentally, yesterday (Jan. These sentiments are similar to the conspiracy theories expressed regarding the current pandemic on the aforementioned podcast. 
Source: Washington D.C. The full disclaimer reads as follows:Anyone who can identify these individuals or who has knowledge of this incident should take no action but call police at (202) 727-9099 or text your tip to the Department’s TEXT TIP LINE at 50411. Members of the U.S. Some Twitter users tagged the FBI and MPDC in their posts in an effort to help authorities identify one of the hundreds of mob members.A newly released PowerPoint presentation, shared online by MPDC, depicts multiple photos of rioters inside the nation's Capitol, where politicians were gathered to certify the votes cast by the Electoral College, which has now confirmed Joe Biden as president-elect following the chaos. following the general election. They're messing with the wrong people, believe me." When pressed if riots would potentially ensue, he offered, "If someone uses violence against us, we will react accordingly. Congress were issued an emergency evacuation alert and were forced to shelter in place as Trump supporters roamed the halls of the building.Among those photos present is the aforementioned shot of Schaffer, which can be seen below alongside details of his crime, which is listed as "unlawful entry" at approximately 1:30 PM ET.Authorities are offering a $1,000 reward for information the leads to the arrest and indictment of those responsible for the crimes committed on Jan.

That includes banner works from the likes of Children of Bodom, Five Finger Death Punch, Foo Fighters, In Flames, Machine Head, Opeth, Rise Against and many, many more.There are also a few albums in there that might surprise you. Philip TrappPublished: January 7, 2021Share on FacebookShare on TwitterIt's wild to think that 2011 was 10 years ago. Of course, there's also that polarizing collaboration between Lou Reed and Metallica that some would rather forget. Remember Limp Bizkit's Gold Cobra? But let's not dwell on 2011's questionable gestures; let's think about all the good that came from that year. breakout, Dum Spiro Spero. Speaking of which, do you have a favorite album from 2011?Because, just in case you forgot what was on offer, we've compiled a list of 77 rock and metal albums that are turning 10 this year. Come on, who could forget Chickenfoot III?If that's not enough to get you on board for a trip down memory lane, go ahead and check out the full list of 77 albums from 2011 below. (The long-promised Stampede of the Disco Elephants still hasn't materialized.)Not to mention fondly recalled treasures such as Falling in Reverse's debut album and Dir En Grey's U.S. The selections run the gamut from all manners of rock to multiple subgenres of metal. We've got a feeling you'll find something that'll take you right back. Yet here we are, a decade removed from what was unquestionably a great year for rock and metal. Source: 77 Rock + Metal Albums Turning 10 in 2021
Categories: News It came out in 2011, and it's the most recent studio effort released by the Fred Durst-led nu-metal outfit.