AC/DC’s Brian Johnson Says The Late Malcolm Young “Gave Rock And Roll A Fist”

Brian Johnson has shared various memories, etc. of the late Malcolm Young in a new article on rollingstone.com. You can read a couple of excerpts below.

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Johnson said the following:

Malcolm gave rock and roll a fist. He’d give it a kick in the ass. People always used to ask Mal, ‘How do you get that sound, man?’ Malcolm either wouldn’t tell them or just really couldn’t explain it. He would just go, ‘We just play.’ I used to stand next to him at the end of ‘Let There Be Rock’, where there is a big huge build at the end and it builds and builds. Malcolm would go through two guitar picks during that one song. He would wear them down. He was the most precise guitarist.”

He later added the following about the various tributes:

“Malcolm would have been absolutely stunned at the outpouring of tributes and grief. He didn’t think of himself in that way, that he was great and all that. I learned the team spirit from Malcolm. You are just a cog in a well-oiled machine. If we all pulled together at the same time, you get this amazing thing happening. And it worked, you know. Mal is not here anymore, but if I ever have a problem, I stop and go, ‘What would Mal do?’ He just always seemed to do the right thing.

Head to rollingstone.com for more. On another note, Johnson also mentioned that he has undergone nine operations for the hearing issues that led to his departure from AC/DC about a year ago.

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Dance Gavin Dance & Veil Of Maya Announce 2018 European/UK Tour

Dance Gavin Dance and Veil Of Maya have announced a European/UK tour. Check out the dates below.

Tour Dates:

03/03 Birmingham, UK – Asylum
03/04 Bristol, UK – Marble Factory
03/05 Newcastle, UK – Riverside
03/06 Glasgow, UK – Garage
03/07 Manchester, UK – Academy 2
03/08 Nottingham, UK – Rescue Rooms
03/09 London, UK – Islington Academy
03/10 Paris, FRA – Backstage By The Mill
03/11 Antwerp, BEL – Kavka
03/12 Luxembourg, LUX – Rockhal
03/13 Hamburg, GER – Logo
03/15 Haarlem, NET – Patronaat
03/16 Berlin, GER – Musik & Frieden
03/17 Vienna, AUT – Flex
03/18 Brescia, ITA – Circolo Colony
03/19 Calenzo, ITA – Cycle Club
03/20 Zurich, SWI – Dynamo
03/21 Frankfurt, GEr – Zoom
03/22 Cologne, GER – Luxor

Black Sabbath Post “Iron Man” Live Video From “The End Of The End” Live Film/Documentary

Black Sabbath have posted a live video of “Iron Man” from their recently released live film/documentary “The End Of The End.” That movie features the band’s final show, which took place February 4, 2017 at the Genting Arena in Birmingham, UK.

Metal Anarchy’s New Music Showcase: Exclusive Q&A With Exit Empire

Time for the next edition of Metal Anarchy’s “new music showcase,” the feature where I introduce you to up and coming bands that readers of this site may find interesting. This time I have an exclusive Q&A with Timmy Ruzicka from Exit Empire.

METAL ANARCHY: Tell me a little about your band:

RUZICKA: We are Exit Empire from the Czech Republic, consisting of two brothers and their best friend. This band is completely new, but we’ve known Rafael (the singer) for five years, we’ve been in a previous band together and two years ago we left schools and started to learn audio production. Just to be able to create this band as we wanted it. You probably don’t know many bands from our country, and that’s basically what we want to change.

METAL ANARCHY: Who are your main influences?

RUZICKA: Linkin Park, Bring Me The Horizon, I See Stars. Both for their sound and the emotions we hear in their songs. But the list could go on and on, obviously. There are so many great bands and musicians that touched our heart, no matter the genre. The music we make today has been called post-hardcore, rock, emo, alternative, electro, you name it. Mainly, we focus on singable melodies and heavy riffs, with electro background for epic atmosphere that feels bigger than life. And chants! We love chants.

METAL ANARCHY: What is your latest release and why should readers of this site check it out?

RUZICKA: We released our debut self-titled album in October 2017. We incorporated our own personal journeys to those songs, focusing on feelings and emotions the listener gets from them. It’s such a reward after years of studying production to put the record out and hear positive reactions. Now we need as many people as possible to listen to it, so go check it out! Download it for free on our website http://exitempire.com/download

METAL ANARCHY: What can people expect when they go to your live shows?

RUZICKA: Honest but explosive energy coming from the stage. Live shows are the absolute pinnacle of the artist-fan relationship, and we want to honor it as much as we can. That’s where our hearts lie, and that’s where we want everyone to sing with us. But since we are from the Czech Republic, we need help getting shows abroad! So don’t be afraid to hit us up on any social media.

METAL ANARCHY: Where do you see your band heading in 5 years?

RUZICKA: We actually have a specific long-term goal for this time period – we want to play a show in the Wembley Stadium. It’s been a dream of ours for years, a simple visualisation of what we want this band to achieve. Is it too ambitious and a long shot? Maybe. But without the drive to touch the sky, there would be no stars.

Funeral Date Set for AC/DC’s Malcolm Young

According to News.com.au, AC/DC co-founder and guitarist Malcolm Young’s funeral will be held in Sydney, Australia on November 28, the same day as Australia’s Aria Awards, which is the country’s annual celebration of music. Young sadly passed away at the age of 64 on November 18. He had been battling dementia for at least three years. R.I.P.

I Prevail Premiere “Already Dead” Video

I Prevail have premiered a new video for “Already Dead” off their debut album “Lifelines.” The clip was directed by Samuel Halleen and stars Kyle Gass (Tenacious D).

Steve Menoian said the following:

“We wanted to make a video for ‘Already Dead‘ because it gets a great reaction live and is so much fun to play. When Kyle Gass agreed to collaborate with us, it became a bucket list dream come true.”

Kreator Premiere “Hail To The Hordes” Music Video

Kreator have premiered a new video for their song “Hail To The Hordes.” This song is from the band’s latest album “Gods Of Violence.” The track will also be available on a 12″ picture disc (limited to 1000) for Record Store Day’s Black Friday (November 24). That release will feature two previously unreleased songs, “Earth Under The Sword” and “Warrior Heart,“ as well.