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KAMELOT Wanted To Add More ‘Modern Metal Elements’ On ‘Haven’ Album

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Kaaos TV recently conducted an interview with KAMELOT founder and guitarist Thomas Youngblood in Helsinki, Finland. You can now watch the chat below.

Asked if still pays attention to reviews of his band’s music on various online magazines, Youngblood responded: “You have to kind of take each one with a grain of salt. In other words, if you get a bad review, or a good review, you’ve gotta kind of weight the merits of each one. What drives me crazy sometimes is when you see that somebody does a review of, for example, a KAMELOT record, but their favorite music is black metal or rap, or whatever. It’s funny when sometimes people ask somebody at their webzine to review something that they really have no will to do it, and it doesn’t make sense, so you always kind of look at that stuff, too, when it comes to reviews. I did an interview earlier today with a longtime KAMELOT fan, and those are the kind of people that they know a little bit more about judging what each record’s been. And if there’s a metal fan that has never heard of KAMELOT, it’s always a great thing if they dig the record ’cause they’re finding out about the band in a new light, and that’s also super important.”

Youngblood also talked about the differences between KAMELOT‘s latest album, “Haven”, and the group’s previous efforts. He said: “On ‘Haven’, we kind of wanted to add some more modern metal elements, along with making sure we keep the KAMELOT sound, but also to be diverse and add some new components that we haven’t had in the past — like some industrial things, [and] there’s some folk influences on there. But all along, we always wanna make sure we keep the signature KAMELOT sound.”

KAMELOT‘s new album sold around 7,600 copies in the United States in its first week of release to land at position No. 75 on The Billboard 200 chart. This mark’s the biggest first week in the U.S. in KAMELOT‘s history.

KAMELOT‘s 2012 effort, “Silverthorn” opened with around 5,400 units to debut at No. 79. The band’s 2010 CD, “Poetry For The Poisoned”, registered a first-week tally of 6,100 to enter the chart at No. 74.
“Haven” was made available on May 5 in North America and May 8 in the rest of the world (excluding Asia) via Napalm Records as part of an exclusive licensing deal through the band’s Kamelot Music LLC.

Produced by Sascha Paeth and mastered by Jacob Hansen, “Haven” is a massive album that is sure to please critics and fans alike. Guest musicians on the CD include Alissa White-Gluz (ARCH ENEMY), Troy Donockley (NIGHTWISH) and Charlotte Wessels (DELAIN). The breathtaking cover and artwork was created by Stefan Heilemann and additional art/layout was done by Gustavo Sazes.

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SLIPKNOT’s COREY TAYLOR Takes A Lot Of ‘Popular Music’ To Task In His ‘You’re Making Me Hate You’ Book

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“You’re Making Me Hate You: A Cantankerous Look At The Common Misconception That Humans Have Any Common Sense Left”, the new book from SLIPKNOT and STONE SOUR singer Corey Taylor, will be released on July 7 via Da Capo Press, a member of the Perseus Books Group.

Taylor will promote the book with a combination of bookstore events and a solo tour which will be one-of-a-kind shows featuring readings from the book, acoustic performance, and audience discussion.

Asked if being in a band provided a lot of material for “You’re Making Me Hate You”, Taylor told U.K.’s Kerrang! magazine: “Yeah, I take a lot of ‘popular music’ to task, and people who are hailed as geniuses but really didn’t earn it. Some of the things that come out of these people’s mouths are just fucking unbelievable. I’ve got a couple of friends who are in this band, but FALL OUT BOY saying they’re going to ‘save rock ‘n’ roll’… Are you fucking kidding me? You? With the shit that I’ve heard for the last two albums, that’s you saving fucking rock ‘n’ roll? No, I don’t think so. But whether it’s FALL OUT BOY saying they’re saving rock ‘n’ roll or Gene Simmons saying rock ‘n’ roll is already dead, I’m standing here [with] sold-out shows, a No. 1 album around the world and I’m going, ‘Really? When did this happen?'”

He continued: “Rock ebbds and flows. It always has. As shiny and new as these people like to think pop music is, it’s the same six people who write every fucking song for some of these talentless fuckholes and I’m not worried about anything. These people have been trying to kill us for 30 years and it keeps not happening.”

Official book description: “In the tradition of the late great George Carlin, New York Times bestselling author and lead singer of SLIPKNOT and STONE SOUR Corey Taylor sounds off in hilarious fashion about the many vagaries of modern life that piss him off.

“Whether it’s people’s rude behavior in restaurants and malls, the many indignities of air travel, eye-searingly terrible fashion choices, dangerously clueless drivers, and — most of all — the sorry state of much modern music, Taylor‘s humor and insight cover civil society’s seeming decline — sparing no one along the way, least of all himself.

“Holding nothing back and delivered in Taylor‘s inimitable voice, ‘You’re Making Me Hate You’ is a cathartic critique of the strange world in which we find ourselves.”

During an appearance on the Nerdist podcast, Taylor stated about “You’re Making Me Hate You”: “It’s fucking brutal. It’s just me basically trashing everyone.”

Taylor said that his original title — which the publisher refused to allow him to use — was “You’re Making Me Hate You (Or How Justin Bieber Sucked A Million Dicks To Make His Money)”.

The “You’re Making Me Hate You: A Cantankerous Look At The Common Misconception That Humans Have Any Common Sense Left” book cover can be seen below.

Taylor‘s last book, “A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To Heaven”, was published in the summer of 2013 and landed at No. 23 on the New York Times “Hardcover Non-Fiction” best sellers list.

His first book, 2011’s “Seven Deadly Sins: Settling The Argument Between Born Bad And Damaged Good”, also made the list at No. 26.

The singer told The Pulse Of Radio in 2013 that his third book would be a collection of columns he’d written over the past decade for U.K. magazine Rock Sound. It is not clear whether this is that book. Taylor also said he plans to write a novel.

Taylor is currently on the road with SLIPKNOT, who are touring in support of the band’s latest album, “.5: The Gray Chapter”.

From:: Blabbermouth

RONNIE JAMES DIO’s Son DAN PADAVONA Releases Second Full-Length Novel, ‘Dark Vanishings’

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Dan Padavona, the son of legendary heavy metal singer Ronnie James Dio (HEAVEN & HELL, BLACK SABBATH, DIO, RAINBOW), has released his second full-length novel, “Dark Vanishings”, a post-apocalyptic horror/adventure novel that is the first in a series. Episode Two of “Dark Vanishings” is scheduled for release in late June, with the third episode slated for late July. The “Dark Vanishings” series will conclude this autumn and winter.

From the back cover: “What would you do if almost everyone on earth disappeared? Where would would you go? What choices would you make?

“A teenage girl harboring a horrible secret flees across the country from a deranged stalker. A boy who discovers he was secretly adopted is pursued by a dark, cloaked figure through upstate New York. A Florida man moves into a luxurious amusement park resort, where he meets a beautiful woman. But they are not alone in the resort.

“A young man with an addiction to fast cars and absolute power clashes with a bounty hunter, while a father and daughter search for each other in a lost world where rules no longer exist and danger lurks around every corner.”

For more information, visit DanPadavona.com.

Ronnie died of stomach cancer in May 2010 at the age of 67. At his public memorial service, Dan Padavona cautioned the memorial crowd to be screened regularly by a doctor and take care of themselves, something he said his father did not do.

“I beg you not to make the same mistake my dad made,” said Padavona. “For dad, the show always had to go on. He ignored the warning signs for years, and all along the cancer was growing and mutating from something that was probably easily defeatable into a monster which even Dio couldn’t slay.”

Video footage of Dan Padavona‘s eulogy to his father, Ronnie James Dio — taped on May 30, 2010 at the Hall Of Liberty at Forest Lawn Hollywood Hills in Los Angeles — can be viewed below.

From:: Blabbermouth

SLIPKNOT’s COREY TAYLOR Takes A Lot Of ‘Popular Music’ To Task In His ‘You’re Making Me Hate You’ Book

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“You’re Making Me Hate You: A Cantankerous Look At The Common Misconception That Humans Have Any Common Sense Left”, the new book from SLIPKNOT and STONE SOUR singer Corey Taylor, will be released on July 7 via Da Capo Press, a member of the Perseus Books Group.

Taylor will promote the book with a combination of bookstore events and a solo tour which will be one-of-a-kind shows featuring readings from the book, acoustic performance, and audience discussion.

Asked if being in a band provided a lot of material for “You’re Making Me Hate You”, Taylor told U.K.’s Kerrang! magazine: “Yeah, I take a lot of ‘popular music’ to task, and people who are hailed as geniuses but really didn’t earn it. Some of the things that come out of these people’s mouths are just fucking unbelievable. I’ve got a couple of friends who are in this band, but FALL OUT BOY saying they’re going to ‘save rock ‘n’ roll’… Are you fucking kidding me? You? With the shit that I’ve heard for the last two albums, that’s you saving fucking rock ‘n’ roll? No, I don’t think so. But whether it’s FALL OUT BOY saying they’re saving rock ‘n’ roll or Gene Simmons saying rock ‘n’ roll is already dead, I’m standing here [with] sold-out shows, a No. 1 album around the world and I’m going, ‘Really? When did this happen?'”

He continued: “Rock ebbds and flows. It always has. As shiny and new as these people like to think pop music is, it’s the same six people who write every fucking song for some of these talentless fuckholes and I’m not worried about anything. These people have been trying to kill us for 30 years and it keeps not happening.”

Official book description: “In the tradition of the late great George Carlin, New York Times bestselling author and lead singer of SLIPKNOT and STONE SOUR Corey Taylor sounds off in hilarious fashion about the many vagaries of modern life that piss him off.

“Whether it’s people’s rude behavior in restaurants and malls, the many indignities of air travel, eye-searingly terrible fashion choices, dangerously clueless drivers, and — most of all — the sorry state of much modern music, Taylor‘s humor and insight cover civil society’s seeming decline — sparing no one along the way, least of all himself.

“Holding nothing back and delivered in Taylor‘s inimitable voice, ‘You’re Making Me Hate You’ is a cathartic critique of the strange world in which we find ourselves.”

During an appearance on the Nerdist podcast, Taylor stated about “You’re Making Me Hate You”: “It’s fucking brutal. It’s just me basically trashing everyone.”

Taylor said that his original title — which the publisher refused to allow him to use — was “You’re Making Me Hate You (Or How Justin Bieber Sucked A Million Dicks To Make His Money)”.

The “You’re Making Me Hate You: A Cantankerous Look At The Common Misconception That Humans Have Any Common Sense Left” book cover can be seen below.

Taylor‘s last book, “A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To Heaven”, was published in the summer of 2013 and landed at No. 23 on the New York Times “Hardcover Non-Fiction” best sellers list.

His first book, 2011’s “Seven Deadly Sins: Settling The Argument Between Born Bad And Damaged Good”, also made the list at No. 26.

The singer told The Pulse Of Radio in 2013 that his third book would be a collection of columns he’d written over the past decade for U.K. magazine Rock Sound. It is not clear whether this is that book. Taylor also said he plans to write a novel.

Taylor is currently on the road with SLIPKNOT, who are touring in support of the band’s latest album, “.5: The Gray Chapter”.

From:: Blabbermouth

Fear Factory set release date for new album

Fear Factory were expected to have a new album out in early 2015, but that time has come and gone. But today comes word that their ninth studio album, Genexus, will finally be out worldwide on August 7th. Said founding guitarist Dino Cazares in a statement: “The sensation of finalizing our newest album is one of relief and joy, wrapped within a […]

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Ashbringer – Vacant Review

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When one thinks of one-man black metal projects, one immed… WAIT, WHERE ARE YOU GOING!??!?!? NO, COME BACK HERE!!! WHY ARE YOU LEAVING? Yes, I know, another one-man black metal band. But this one is different, I swear! Come back… it’s okay… I love you. *clears throat* Now, where were we? Ah yes, when one thinks of one-man black metal projects, one immediately either thinks of either Xasthur or some dude making whooshing wind noises over trebly guitars. 18-year old Minnesotan Nick Stanger set out to prove everyone wrong with his Ashbringer project, capturing the sounds of the Pacific Northwest with his debut, Vacant. Will Bedroom Metal™ finally have a new name to champion?

Well, he may not be the new name in one-man band projects, but he impressed the living hell out of me nonetheless. At such a young age, Nick already has a fairly strong grasp of songwriting skills and atmosphere. The two-part “Ethereal Aura” does a great job setting up the listener for quality folk-influenced black metal, the first part being gently strummed acoustic guitar with some deep baritone singing before we get some trebly, heavily-feedbacked guitars and Stanger’s rasps, bleeding into the “Oh hi, Oregon! How are you?”-influenced second part, complete with tremolo harmonies, thick robust bass, and the occasional quiet moment here-and-there. You will picture throne rooms occupied by wolves, dudes with antler fetishes, and lots and lots of trees. But the thing is it’s performed quite capably, considering it’s one very talented, very young dude.

Each of the six tracks on here, with minor exceptions, do a great job of not feeling like their near-ten minute individual time length (barring the aforementioned “Ethereal Aura pt. I” and “Lonesome,” as both clock under four minutes, and the 11+ minute closer, “Bitter”), feeling a whole lot shorter but definitely engaging. Stanger’s has a strong command of every instrument played on Vacant, especially his fluid bass work, which reminds me an awful lot of Opeth‘s darker moments ala My Arms, Your Hearse, especially on “With Vacant Eyes” and “Lucid.” For such a young guy, his clean vocals also present some strength early on in his career, resembling a younger Mikael Åkerfeldt (Opeth) during the album’s more restrained moments. But what impresses me most about Vacant is the sheer amount of atmosphere dripping from Stanger’s capable hands. The instrumental “Lonesome” is a strong case for this, as there’s a simple keyboard melody of harmonic chimes, and bongos panning hard left and right, fully enveloping the listener, and pulling them into his sylvan world.

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And with some exceptions, the album is produced capably well. The tambourine sounds a bit off on “Lonesome,” but otherwise this is a pretty dense, richly produced album. If any complaints are to be had, it’s with the song length. I feel more could be said with a little less (“Bitter” goes on for a bit too long), and boredom can come creeping around the corner if not careful. Thankfully, Vacant avoids most of the pitfalls that one-man black metal bands face when it comes to songcraft and execution.

Ashbringer is an intriguing prospect. Having spent a good week listening to it, I found myself often wishing I was back home in New Hampshire, fishing with family or having a cigar by the campfire. The fact that this is helmed by a talented young man shows me that there’s more to be heard, and it will be damn good, I’m sure. Highly recommended. See, that wasn’t so bad… *pets you gently on the head*


Rating: 3.5/5.0
DR: 8 | Format Reviewed: V0 mp3
Label: Avantgarde Music
Websites: AshbringerOfficial | facebook.com/Ashbringer
Release Date: Out Worldwide: 05.25.2015

The post Ashbringer – Vacant Review appeared first on Angry Metal Guy.

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SLIPKNOT’s COREY TAYLOR Takes A Lot Of ‘Popular Music’ To Task In His ‘You’re Making Me Hate You’ Book

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“You’re Making Me Hate You: A Cantankerous Look At The Common Misconception That Humans Have Any Common Sense Left”, the new book from SLIPKNOT and STONE SOUR singer Corey Taylor, will be released on July 7 via Da Capo Press, a member of the Perseus Books Group.

Taylor will promote the book with a combination of bookstore events and a solo tour which will be one-of-a-kind shows featuring readings from the book, acoustic performance, and audience discussion.

Asked if being in a band provided a lot of material for “You’re Making Me Hate You”, Taylor told U.K.’s Kerrang! magazine: “Yeah, I take a lot of ‘popular music’ to task, and people who are hailed as geniuses but really didn’t earn it. Some of the things that come out of these people’s mouths are just fucking unbelievable. I’ve got a couple of friends who are in this band, but FALL OUT BOY saying they’re going to ‘save rock ‘n’ roll’… Are you fucking kidding me? You? With the shit that I’ve heard for the last two albums, that’s you saving fucking rock ‘n’ roll? No, I don’t think so. But whether it’s FALL OUT BOY saying they’re saving rock ‘n’ roll or Gene Simmons saying rock ‘n’ roll is already dead, I’m standing here [with] sold-out shows, a No. 1 album around the world and I’m going, ‘Really? When did this happen?'”

He continued: “Rock ebbds and flows. It always has. As shiny and new as these people like to think pop music is, it’s the same six people who write every fucking song for some of these talentless fuckholes and I’m not worried about anything. These people have been trying to kill us for 30 years and it keeps not happening.”

Official book description: “In the tradition of the late great George Carlin, New York Times bestselling author and lead singer of SLIPKNOT and STONE SOUR Corey Taylor sounds off in hilarious fashion about the many vagaries of modern life that piss him off.

“Whether it’s people’s rude behavior in restaurants and malls, the many indignities of air travel, eye-searingly terrible fashion choices, dangerously clueless drivers, and — most of all — the sorry state of much modern music, Taylor‘s humor and insight cover civil society’s seeming decline — sparing no one along the way, least of all himself.

“Holding nothing back and delivered in Taylor‘s inimitable voice, ‘You’re Making Me Hate You’ is a cathartic critique of the strange world in which we find ourselves.”

During an appearance on the Nerdist podcast, Taylor stated about “You’re Making Me Hate You”: “It’s fucking brutal. It’s just me basically trashing everyone.”

Taylor said that his original title — which the publisher refused to allow him to use — was “You’re Making Me Hate You (Or How Justin Bieber Sucked A Million Dicks To Make His Money)”.

The “You’re Making Me Hate You: A Cantankerous Look At The Common Misconception That Humans Have Any Common Sense Left” book cover can be seen below.

Taylor‘s last book, “A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To Heaven”, was published in the summer of 2013 and landed at No. 23 on the New York Times “Hardcover Non-Fiction” best sellers list.

His first book, 2011’s “Seven Deadly Sins: Settling The Argument Between Born Bad And Damaged Good”, also made the list at No. 26.

The singer told The Pulse Of Radio in 2013 that his third book would be a collection of columns he’d written over the past decade for U.K. magazine Rock Sound. It is not clear whether this is that book. Taylor also said he plans to write a novel.

Taylor is currently on the road with SLIPKNOT, who are touring in support of the band’s latest album, “.5: The Gray Chapter”.

From:: Blabbermouth

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