Alkaloid (Obscura, etc.) have premiered a new song titled “Azagthoth” via Metal Injection. This track is from the band’s new album “Liquid Anatomy,“ which will be released on May 18.
Drummer Hannes Grossman commented.
“It’s been three years since our last album came out and we’re thrilled to finally show the world our newest effort. “Azagthoth”, just like the title immediately reveals, thematically picks up on the Lovecraft theme that was already featured on the last album, so we decided it’s a good idea to premiere this track first.”
“On our new album Liquid Anatomy there will be 8 songs which drastically differ from another. The stylistic and dynamic range will be much wider than on our first album. At the same time we managed to make a cohesive record on which every song stands for its own and simultaneously adds to the whole picture. Even though “Azagthoth” is quite catchy, it’s a very complex track with polyrhythmic time signatures. On the drums for example, in the chorus of the song I play a simple 4/4 with my hands while my feet and the guitars mimic a 5/8 that is going on throughout the entire track. I guess it is no surprise to anyone who heard our last album that we are using complex musical patterns. However complexity or playing techniques are not the things that matter the most in our songwriting. We just want to write good, unique and timeless songs without having to stick to any stylistic musical boundaries. Well, that said, I hope you’ll find this song as good as we do. Have fun listening!”
Entheos have premiered a new video for their song “Pulse Of A New Era,” via Revolver. This track is from their latest album “Dark Future.” The band commented:
“Our aim for the ‘Pulse Of A New Era‘ video was to create a glitchy, futuristic atmosphere with bright colors that contrast a stark background. This scenery mirrors the psychedelic nature of the song, and creates an ambiguously entrancing visual to support one of the more driving songs on ‘Dark Future‘.”
Lamb Of God, Dimmu Borgir, Cannibal Corpse, Steel Panther, and Motionless In White have all been confirmed for the 2018 Montebello Rockfest. That event will take place in Montebello, QC on June 14-16, and more artists are expected to be revealed soon.
It was previously revealed that Behemoth’s Adam “Nergal” Darski recorded the narration for a new video game called “Apocalipsis: Harry At The End Of The World.” That point-and-click, medieval-inspired adventure game, is now available via Steam. It is worth noting that it also includes some of Behemoth’s music as well.
As previously reported, KnuckleBonz Inc. will be releasing new limited edition ‘Rock Iconz’ statues of Guns N’ Roses’ Axl Rose, Slash, and Duff McKagan based on a 1988 show at New York’s Ritz. Those figurines are now up for pre-order HERE. There will only be 3000 of each statue, and each one is hand-painted and numbered with a certificate of authenticity.
New Found Glory will be playing a benefit show for the Parkland, FL school shooting victims at the Pompano Beach Amphitheater on May 16. The band are hoping to raise money for those impacted and “to honor the victims and heroes.” Chris Carrabba (Dashboard Confessional) and William Ryan Key (Yellowcard) will join them at the event.
The group commented:
“The members of New Found Glory would like to start by saying this is a statement that we wish we never had to write in the first place. Our hearts are broken, and we cannot imagine the pain the victim’s families, friends, students, teachers, and anyone else impacted by the recent tragedy at MSD must be feeling. While we feel there are no words that we can say or do to fix this in any way, we wish to let you know that our hearts are heavy with the pain that this event has caused to so many. We want to stress that the most important part of the grieving process is to focus on the healing of those affected by this senseless act. As some of you may or may not know, half of our band went to MSD so it is important to us that we do as much as we possibly can to help the school and families of the victims. They deserve our love, support, and help, and we will help in any way we can. We have decided that, in an effort to help raise funds for those impacted by the events at MSD and to honor the victims and heroes, NFG will be playing a benefit show at Pompano Beach Amphitheater on May 16th. Tickets will go on sale Monday, March 5 at 10am ET. Also joining us will be Chris Carrabba (Dashboard Confessional) and Ryan Key (formerly of Yellowcard). All proceeds from the show will be donated to the official Broward Education Foundation Stoneman Douglas Fund who provide relief to those affected by this tragedy. In addition to the show, we are releasing a MSD inspired t-shirt, available on our web store (newfoundglorystuff.com), with all the profits also going towards the Broward Education Foundation Stoneman Douglas Fund. We are, and always will be, proud to be part of the Coral Springs/Parkland community. We love you all, and together we will get through this, one day at a time. #parklandstrong”
Bush have announced some more April dates including stops in Lynchburg, Stroudsburg, Springfield, Peoria, Louisville, and Charlotte. You can find their updated schedule below.
03/24 Miami Beach, FL – Fillmore Miami Beach, Jackie Gleason Theater
03/25 Orlando, FL – Universal Studios Orlando
04/06 Washington, DC – The Anthem
04/07 Atlantic City, NJ – Circus Maximus Theater, Caesar’s Palace
04/08 Raleigh, NC – The Ritz
04/10 Lynchburg, VA – Phase 2
04/11 Stroudsburg, PA – Sherman Theater
04/13 Atlanta, GA – The Tabernacle
04/14 Biloxi, MS – IP Casino, Resort & Spa
04/16 Springfield, MO – Shrine Mosque
04/17 Peoria, IL – Monarch Music Hall
04/18 Louisville, KY – Louisville Palace
04/19 Charlotte, NC – The Fillmore
07/11 West Fargo, ND – Red River Valley Fair
07/12 Oshkosh, WI – Rock USA
07/13 Cadott, WI – Rock Fest
Black Sabbath’s Tony Iommi will be hosting a charity lunch at the Opus Restaurant in Birmingham, England on April 20 to help raise money for the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, where late keyboardist Geoff Nicholls was treated. Iommi plans to share stories from his life and career at the event, which will also include a raffle.
Orange Goblin have confirmed that their new album “The Wolf Bites Back” will be released in June. The band recorded the effort at Orgone Studios with producer Jaime Gomez Arellano, and it will feature nine tracks including: “Son Of Salem”, “Ghost Of The Primitives”, “Burn The Ships”, “Zeitgeist” and “Suicide Division”.
Vocalist Ben Ward commented
“We are very excited about this new album. The Wolf Bites Back is our strongest and most diverse collection of songs to date, it’s certainly a lot darker both musically and lyrically. It is still definitely a distinct ORANGE GOBLIN album but we have incorporated a lot more variation on this record and there are hints of Can, Captain Beyond, Wishbone Ash and The Stooges nestling amongst the obvious Sabbath and Motorhead influences. Lyrically I have explored everything from alien serial killers to zombie biker gangs, Buddhist warriors through to descendants of the Salem witches!”
“There was definitely a concerted effort to make sure all the songs could work in a live environment which gives the album a more raw, stripped back feel – something that I feel has been lacking from good rock and metal in recent years. Working with Jaime Gomez Arellano was really productive and a great experience, especially going back to tracking stuff to tape. I feel that he got the best out of all of us as musicians and songwriters and that really comes across in the songs, there is an air of confidence and experience. It was also a real honour for us to have Phil Campbell of Motorhead lending his hand to a couple of solos on there too!”