70,000 Tons of Metal Cruise 2016: Day 1 – Iced Earth, At the Gates, Lacuna Coil + More

See our photo gallery and recap of 70,000 Tons of Metal’s Day 1 featuring Iced Earth, At the Gates and Lacuna Coil among others.

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SCION AV PRESENTS: LOST SOCIETY “BRAINDEAD”

Scion Audio Visual in partnership with Skybound Entertainment (“The Walking Dead,” “Outcast”) share a free digital single on Feb. 16, featuring Nuclear Blast Records’ artists KADAVAR and LOST SOCIETY. LOST SOCIETY new song,“Braindead,” is available now as a free download via Revolver Magazine (http://www.revolvermag.com/news/lost-society-premiere-new-song-braindead.html).
Finnish thrash metal outfit LOST SOCIETY release their album Braindead on Feb. 12 via Nuclear Blast Records, with Scion Audio Visual offering fans this currently unreleased track. A new KADAVAR track, “Word of Evil,” will be available on Feb. 16.
Scion’s partnership with Skybound Entertainment previously birthed an “Outcast” themed Scion iA, a “possessed” project car that moves and operates on its own via pneumatic movements of multiple body panels and an automated sequence of lights and audio effects. The two companies also partnered on the premiere of Skybound’s first feature film, AIR, at San Diego Comic Con and the release of a number of behind-the-scenes videos with “The Walking Dead”/Skyboard founder Robert Kirkman as well as the highly-regarded animators from the comic book powerhouse.

Young Finnish thrashers LOST SOCIETY will release their third studio album entitled Braindead, on February 12th, 2016 via Nuclear Blast. The artwork was created by Jan Meininghaus (BOLT THROWER, SICK OF IT ALL, UDO, HOLY MOSES, DEBAUCHERY).

Samy Elbanna comments on the album:
“A lot has happened since the release of our second album; we’ve played loads of sick shows and we’ve definitely matured as songwriters and as musicians. We were beyond stoked to announce our new album Braindead! I’d have to say that this album truly shows what LOST SOCIETY is all about, and it’s filled with the tightest, heaviest and most aggressive stuff we’ve EVER done. This album has the slowest songs and the fastest songs we’ve ever done and one thing is for sure: this will make you wanna go crazy! The album title itself is a portrayal of us in many ways, Braindead has come to be another way of saying LOST SOCIETY, and it came to us as a natural decision to make it the title for what we feel is the best material we have ever made. Ladies and gentlemen, the times of a Braindead revolution are upon us!”
More on Braindead:

Official Studio Trailer #1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lQzSkvv5De0
Official Studio Trailer #2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a8cuKtNxrhU
Official Studio Trailer #3: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6m_iNLcQc60
Official Studio Trailer #4: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xsFqhKny-Ow
“I Am The Antidote”.music video

Pre-order your copy of Braindead here:
http://nblast.de/LSBraindeadNB

Visit LOST SOCIETY online:
www.lostsocietyfinland.com
www.facebook.com/lostsocietyfinland
www.nuclearblast.de/lostsociety

Source: NuclearBlast

Danzig To Appear On “Portlandia”

Legendary rocker GLENN DANZIG will make his highly anticipated appearance on the sixth season of the Emmy®-nominated comedy Portlandia on Thursday, February 11th.

“Fred and Carrie are fantastic,” commented Glenn about filming Portlandia. “I had a blast! Thanks to them and their whole team. They are another reason, along with Voodoo Doughnut and Powell’s bookstore, that I dig Portland. The filming was a lot of fun. It was very last-minute, so I had to learn all my dialogue really quick, in like a few hours. Show co-creator, co-writer and co-star Fred Armisen e-mailed me and said, ‘We’ve been trying to get in touch with you. We really, really want you to come up and do this episode.’ Actually, Rob Zombie gave them my contact info, which is kind of weird because I met Fred at Rob Zombie’s birthday party. [Laughs] He was a major DANZIG fan and I’m a fan of his work also. Fred is one of my favorite comedians, right up there with Andy Kaufman, Bill Murray, Jerry Lewis, stuff like that.”

Creators Fred and Carrie are long-time fans who have referenced Glenn in one of the sketches as well as filmed a video for Paper Magazine where the two are hanging out in front of his house. In the video, Carrie is reciting and singing the lyrics to “Bullet”. Catch the video here: https://vimeo.com/10616310!

In November 2015, DANZIG released the his latest full length album, Skeletons.
A labor of love that began in 1979, the album pulls back the curtain on the artist¹s influences with a collection of ten covers spanning artists as diverse as Elvis Presley, ZZ Top, and Aerosmith to Black Sabbath, The Troggs, The Everly Brothers, and more. Recorded across several years in Los Angeles, he quite literally reveals the bone structure for his own style and features some of the most striking album art of his career. Nodding to David Bowie’s Pin Ups, the cover features DANZIG and model Kayden Kross in Skullface.

“These are my skeletons”, he affirms. “You may or may not know that I dig these songs.
You could say that some of this music is the actual basis and skeleton of what I listened to growing
up, ultimately informing the kind of music I like. It’s the foundation.”

Skeletons is available now.

Order your copy of Skeletons here: nblast.de/DanzigSkeletonsNB

Source: NuclearBlast

DISTURBED Frontman’s ‘Fondest And Most Frightening’ OZZFEST Memory

In a brand new interview with Live Nation TV, DISTURBED frontman David Draiman was asked to recount an Ozzfest memory that sticks out for him. He responded: “One of my fondest and most frightening Ozzfest memories was playing our second year. The tour opened in Chicago and we were very excited to play in our hometown. We had elected to headline the second stage in an area that was set up to accommodate 8,000 people max, but 20,000 spilled into it in a 20-minute period. It was chaos, but not in a good way. There was a guy who went down in the pit 15 feet in front of me and came back up and literally almost had no face left. They were pulling people up and taking people out in stretchers by the dozens. It wasn’t safe.”

He continued: “So the next day we had no choice we but to play the main stage. We’re about to take the stage and we’re flanked stage right by MARILYN MANSON and PANTERA, and stage left is Ozzy [Osbourne], watching us. I’m scared to death, and three songs into the set I look over and see Ozzy and he’s grinning ear to ear, giving me the devil horns and banging his head.”

DISTURBED and BREAKING BENJAMIN have announced a Live Nation-produced co-headlining summer amphitheater tour. The two rock bands will hit the road starting this July and will stop in more than 20 cities throughout North America, including Boston, Toronto, Houston, Dallas, Pittsburgh, Detroit and more. ALTER BRIDGE and SAINT ASONIA will join the tour as special guests. Tickets go on sale starting Friday, February 26 at LiveNation.com.

DISTURBED will kick off a North American tour — its first in more than fodraimanur years — on February 10 in Fargo, North Dakota.

DISTURBED‘s sixth studio album, “Immortalized”, was released in August.

The CD debuted at the top of The Billboard 200 chart, making it DISTURBED‘s fifth effort in a row to enter the chart at No. 1, a feat shared only with METALLICA and DAVE MATTHEWS BAND.

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A LEAGUE Members Had ‘Positive’ Experience With PHILIP ANSELMO At Last Week’s ‘Days Of The Dead’ Convention

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The members of A LEAGUE say that they had a “positive” encounter with Philip Anselmo at last week’s Days Of The Dead horror convention in Atlanta, Georgia — two weeks after the controversial incident where the ex-PANTERA frontman said “white power” and made the Nazi salute on stage.

Anselmo was “serenaded” at the convention by four members of A LEAGUEVan Stokes, Joseph Spivey, Damaris Wright and Trent Lyman — who sang a karaoke-style version of the BOYZ II MEN song “End Of The Road”.

The A LEAGUE manager Robin McLean told BLABBERMOUTH.NET: “The team had a lot of fun with Philip on stage. He hung out, encouraged the crowd to applaud, and even did a ‘flip’ with the guys at the end.”

McLean added: “We had no idea about any of the controversy surrounding Philip until we posted the video on our YouTube channel and started reading some of the comments.

“The guys’ encounter with him was a positive one and it was an overall awesome experience.”

Van Stokes, the A LEAGUE team leader and the main contact with Philip on stage, told BLABBERMOUTH.NET: “Philip was the karaoke act before us and we were, like, ‘Man, we don’t wanna go on after him.’ So we were surprised when he joined us on stage a few minutes later.”

A LEAGUE is based in Lafayette, Indiana and is a group of dancers, stunt fighters, actors, models, and is involved in fitness-related activities including teaching dance classes and a kids’ warrior parkour class. They are rolling out a new program for school-aged kids using dance, parkour and stunt fighting to teach anti-bullying, anti-drugs, and staying out of trouble to achieve their dreams.

Source: Blabbermouth

MICHAEL MONROE Releases ‘Goin’ Down With The Ship’ Video

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“Goin’ Down With The Ship”, the new video from former HANOI ROCKS frontman Michael Monroe, can be seen below. The song is taken from Monroe‘s latest studio album, “Blackout States”, which was released in October 2015 via Spinefarm Records. The 13-track follow-up to 2013’s “Horns And Halos” was produced by Chips Kiesbye (HELLACOPTERS, NOMADS) in Gothenburg, Sweden, and mixed by Petri Majuri in Helsinki, Finland.

Comments Monroe: “The song is not necessarily about sailing or seamanship as such. It’s basically about us getting on the tour bus and hitting the road with our band.

Ville Juurikkala, who shot the videos for ‘Ballad Of The Lower East Side’, ‘Stained Glass Heart’ and ‘Old King’s Road’, has done this new one too. It was pretty easy to make, and includes some footage shot by us, the band, while we were on tour. I think the video has a good vibe and we’re all happy with the way it turned out.”

With “Blackout States”, Monroe‘s current touring and recording outfit — comprised of bassist Sami Yaffa (ex-HANOI ROCKS, NEW YORK DOLLS), guitarist Steve Conte (ex-NEW YORK DOLLS, COMPANY OF WOLVES), guitarist Rich Jones (ex-BLACK HALOS, AMEN), and drummer Karl Rockfist (ex-CHELSEA SMILES, DANZIG) — provided strong creative support for a groundbreaking artist whose reputation continues to flourish. Many of rock’s most noted performers, including Dave Grohl and Slash, have cited Monroe‘s unwavering drive and three-decade-plus career as a genuine source of inspiration.

As with “Horns And Halos”, the new recordings see Monroe both toasting the future and honoring the past, occasionally giving the nod to glam punk pioneers HANOI ROCKS, the group with which he forged his name in the early-to mid-’80s.

Said Monroe: “I’m extremely excited about our new album, ‘Blackout States’. It has all the ingredients of a perfect rock ‘n’ roll record: strong melodic songs with great meaningful lyrics that defy all clichés, delivered with a punky, ballsy attitude by a killer band. I highly recommend ‘Blackout States’ to anyone who’s even a little bit interested in what real, authentic, high-energy rock ‘n’ roll at its best sounds like today.”

Source: Blabbermouth

Iranian Metal Band Confess Reportedly Arrested for Blasphemy, Could Face Execution

Two musicians from Iranan band Confess were reportedly arrested back in November 2015 and could potentially face execution for charges of blasphemy.

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