METALTOWN has posted a Metaltown 2012 Recap on their Official Youtube Channel, 50+ bands, 6 stages and 2 days of metal madness in Gothenburg, Sweden. Check out the video below. Background Music: Engel, Sabaton, Dark Tranquillity, Avatar, In Flames
Film: Johan Carlén
VICTORY RECORDS has issued the following:
GOD FORBID’s Corey Pierce takes a short drive through New Jersey and displays his love for the road. Check out here below the short clip for the do’s and don’ts of driving.
GOD FORBID will be on tour with OVERKILL starting April 20, 2012 and will be hitting major markets such as New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Detroit, Philadelphia and more. See a full list of tour dates here. Click here to order their new release, Equilibrium and check out available merchandise.
“Phoenix Rising”, the new video from Finnish dark melodic death metal icons BEFORE THE DAWN, can be seen below. The song comes off the band’s new album, “Rise Of The Phoenix”, which will be released on April 27 via Nuclear Blast Records.
After the departure of Lars Eikin (bass/clean vocals) and Atte Palokangas (drums), Finland’s BEFORE THE DAWN experienced a rebirth of sorts. What could formerly be described as dark metal started to flow much more into melodic death metal waters.
Armed with new members Pyry Hanski (bass) and Joonas Kauppinen (drums), BEFORE THE DAWN will surprise you with a totally new, incredibly thrilling listening experience on their seventh studio album.
The perfectly fitting phoenix symbolism was chosen prudently as mainman, vocalist and mastermind Tuomas Saukkonen explains. “Massive changes in the line-up during 2011 ended an era of great frustration and brought back 110% dedication and professionalism into the band,” he says. “The newfound energy and motivation steered us into a victorious European tour and made it possible to produce the strongest, fastest, heaviest and definitely the most epic BEFORE THE DAWN album so far!”
“Rise Of The Phoenix” track listing:
02. Pitch-Black Universe
03. Phoenix Rising
04. Cross To Bear
05. Throne Of Ice
06. Perfect Storm
07. Fallen World
10. Unbreakable (2012 version)
12. Reflection (taken from the very first demo, 1999)
Italian alternative Rock band BETTY POISON, has released a new Official video, “July”, can be viewed below, directed by Carlo Roberti, written and edited by Marco Colassi and Carlo Roberti, d.o.p. Alessandro Leone, Produced By SOLOBUIO VISUAL FACTORY. Executive Producer MATTEO CIFELLI.
To read MSFinland‘s interview with the frontwoman LUCIA REHAB, please go HERE.
Matt Heafy and Corey Beaulieu of Trivium have recorded a series of videos for GuitarWorld.com, showing viewers how to play songs from their latest album, In Waves. Those videos are bonus content related to the November 2011 issue of Guitar World magazine, which is available now.
Here’s a short introduction from Matt and Corey:
Here’s a clip of them demonstrating “Inception of the End”:
Here they are showing you part of “Built to Fall”:
And here they are playing part of “Forsake Not the Dream”:
Metal Sickness conducted an interview with guitarist Fredrik Åkesson of Swedish progressive metallers OPETH on June 19, 2011 at Hellfest in Clisson, France. You can now watch the chat below. Source: Blabbermouth.net
“The Devil’s Orchard” audio stream:
More-Metal.com conducted an interview with Eicca Toppinen and Mikko Sirén of the Finnish rock cello quartet APOCALYPTICA on June 19 in Berlin, Germany. You can now watch the chat below. Source: Blabbermouth.net
Professionally filmed video footage of OPETH‘s July 23 performance at the Heavy T.O. festival at Downsview Park in Toronto, Ontario, Canada can be seen below. Source: Blabbermouth.net
Tarja Turunen joined German hard rock veterans SCORPIONS on stage this past Friday, July 22 at the Saimaa Open Air festival in Lappeenranta, Finland to perform the song “The Good Die Young”. Fan-filmed video footage of her appearance can be seen below. SCORPIONS frontman Klaus Meine dedicated the track to the victims of the bomb blast and massacre that took place in Norway earlier that same day. Source: Blabbermouth.net
MetalChroniques.fr conducted an interview with vocalist Attila Csihar of Norwegian/Hungarian black metallers MAYHEM at this year’s Hellfest, which was held at this year’s Hellfest, which was held June 17-19, 2011 in Clisson, France. You can now watch the chat below.
According to Terrorizer magazine, MAYHEM revealed that the band smuggled in real human remains to use as part of its stage show at Hellfest. Source: Blabbermouth.net