Anthrax are currently hard at work on a new album, but they may be recording a song for the upcoming Game Of Thrones mixtape, as well. Recent posts on the band’s Facebook seem to suggest their involvement by using the hashtag “Catch The Throne,” which is the same one Killswitch Engage used when they announced their involvement with the project. Plus the band members are big fans of the show and have even visited the set, so seeing them featured on the mixtape wouldn’t be too much of a surprise. Check out some of the posts:
Jamey Jasta (Hatebreed) has premiered the 48th episode of his podcast, “The Jasta Show.” This time it features an interview with Duff McKagan (ex-Guns N’ Roses).
Check it out:
In a new interview conducted by Noisey, Randy Blythe discussed Lamb Of God’s new album plans. He also discussed the band’s touring plans and his other interests.
Here’s what he had to say about the band;
“Lamb of God is playing a bunch of big gigs this year, and sooner or later we’ll write an album. What the guys have been writing sounds pretty monstrous thus far. In the immediate we’re going to Soundwave in Australia in February, which will be warm and awesome.
It’ll be our third Soundwave. Going to Indonesia after that for a few days, hopefully I’ll get some time to surf. We’ll be doing some bigger gigs in the summer too. We had to take some time off because the tour cycle took about three years, like writing recording touring, and then I got arrested.
The whole legal thing took over a year of my life, during which we toured in the states and afterwards we finished up the touring cycle. It was a rough, rough year so thank god it’s behind me. So we got done touring South Africa in January and I started working on my book, which should come out sometime in 2015, it’s being edited now. It’s a book called “Dark Days,” which is basically about what happened over in the Czech Republic. My editor sent me back the manuscript, so I have to approve edit that by January. So that should be out sometime in the summer maybe, not sure how long it’s gonna take.”
Blythe also talked about some of the other things he’s pursuing:
“I have a gallery exhibit photo show in New York on May 2nd at Sacred Art Gallery in Soho. So I’m gonna be showing there, gonna be busy between now and then with printing, making everything print ready which is something I haven’t worked with a lot. I’m composing a new piece for the Richmond Ballet, last year a friend of mine choreographed a piece for the Richmond Ballet, and I did the music.
Had Alex from Testament add some guitar parts, because he’s really great. It’s really cool to do music for the ballet because they don’t fucking know who Lamb of God is, they don’t give a fuck about heavy metal, but they dig the stuff I did. My buddy is choreographing another piece, and he wanted to use me again and they were totally stoked. Creativity is in overdrive.”
Periphery have premiered a new song, titled “Graveless,” via Metal Sucks. This song is from the band’s new album, Juggernaut: Omega, which will be released January 27, along with Juggernaut: Alpha.
Guitar World will be honoring the life and legacy of Dimebag Darrell, as part of their February 2015 issue, and have shared a previously unheard solo track from the Pantera legend. The song is is called “Whiskey Road,” and has Dimebag singing and playing all the instruments, for the track.
According to Hits Daily Double, AC/DC have been booked to perform at the 57th Grammy’s on February 8, at the Staples Center, in Los Angeles, CA. This rumor comes after another source claimed the band would be headlining Coachella, in April. There has been no official announcements yet, so fans will have to wait and see.
Iron Reagan and Toxic Shock will be releasing a split 7″ in February. The first pressing will be limited to 400 copies on black vinyl and 100 on white vinyl. Preorders for the split are available now through Reflections Records.
Darkness Divided have premiered a new video for their song “Eternal Thirst,” via Decibel Magazine. This song is from the band’s album, Written In Blood, which was released in August.
Accept have parted ways with guitarist, Herman Frank and drummer, Stefan Schwarzmann. Despite the split, the band still plan to tour in 2015.
They issued the following statement:
“ACCEPT would like to thank Herman Frank & Stefan Schwarzmann for being with us these last 4 + years, for making themselves available whenever needed and for rocking their asses off! We and the fans all knew that they had their own careers and that eventually we would run into scheduling and other conflicts beyond our control. Herman and Stefan are now ready to take on the world, with their own band “PANZER”, a Nuclear Blast Record deal under their belts and a new album!
We are parting as friends and wish them nothing but success!
We ourselves are getting ready for 2015 – another year of heavy touring! We would like to say thanks again to our fans around the world for their huge support and for the fantastic year 2014!
The Blind Rage World Tour continues in 2015 – see below – stay tuned for more dates!”