After The Burial’s Trent Hafdahl On New Album Release Plans: “We’re Shooting For The Spring Time Between February And April”

During an interview with Metal Injection, After The Burial’s Trent Hafdahl was asked about the band’s upcoming album. According to him, the effort is “all mixed and mastered and ready to go” and that they are are aiming to release it in “spring time between February and April.”

Hafdahl said the following:

“…It’s all done. Yeah, it’s all mixed and mastered and ready to go. We wanted to do this tour first before we went forward with it, but the whole brand new album is done. And it’ll be out next year. We’re shooting for the spring time between February and April. The release date will be established by the end of the year definitely.”

He also added the following when asked if the album will feature any contributions from the late Justin Lowe:

“…On the new record, I went back in our archive to use anything of his to keep his spirit there. There’s a couple patterns of his that I reworked. As long as we are writing music, I’ll try to throw something that he wrote in there if it fits. Sometimes that means you gotta move a snare or change the key. It means a lot to me to keep him in what we’re doing.”

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GWAR’s Pustulus Maximus Says The Band “Have A Fuck-Ton Of Songs In The Bank” For Their Next Album

During a recent interview with Bullet Music, GWAR’s Pustulus Maximus revealed that the band already have a bunch of ideas for their next album. He said the following:

“We have a fuck-ton of songs in the bank, so I’d have to say as soon as we get back from this tour, it’s time to start writing. Then again, who am I? Who am I to say? I’m just a lowly, lead, handsome guitar player in the band.”

[via Metal Injection]

Scott Ian (Anthrax) Says Lemmy Kilmister (Motörhead) Once Avoided Getting His Toes Amputated By Smoking In The Doctor’s Office

Motörhead’s Lemmy Kilmister passed away from prostate cancer, cardiac arrhythmia, and congestive heart failure back in 2015, but he was also battling diabetes around the time as well. In fact, he almost had to get some toes amputated due to the disease. Now, during an interview with Landry.Audio, Scott Ian (Anthrax) revealed that Kilmister actually avoided the amputation by smoking a cigarette in the doctor’s office. Basically, he was told he couldn’t smoke in there, so he decided just to leave. He then found another doctor who told him that he could save his toes by simply changing his diet.

Ian said the following:

“He had been diagnosed with diabetes at some point, if I remember correctly, so he was battling that. I remember at some point [hearing that] Lemmy switched to vodka. Like, that was news. In the rock world, that was major headline news. I remember hearing that, like, ‘Lemmy’s got diabetes, and no more Jack-and-Cokes, because of the sugar content. He switched to vodka.’ I was, like, ‘Wow! After 50 years, that’s a big deal.'”

“Look, when a guy like that hits the wall, living the life that he has been living since he was a teenager… The guy had been hitting it hard for 50-odd years already by the time the early two-thousand-teens rolled in. So, eventually you’re gonna hit the wall. I don’t care who you are — everyone hits the wall. No matter how healthy you are and no matter how fucked up of a life you led and how hard you lived, and when you’ve lived as hard as Lemmy did, when you hit the wall, it’s gonna be worse than the average human.”

“I did spend a lot of time with him over the years; lucky enough for me, it was a privilege to have spent 30-odd years or something knowing him and being friendly with him. And I asked him one time about smoking: ‘Do you think you’ll ever quit?’ or this or that. These are questions he just… there wasn’t even an answer to. He wasn’t gonna quit smoking; he wasn’t gonna quit drinking.”

“He literally almost lost a couple of toes because when he was in the throes of figuring out the diabetes and all that, a couple of his toes went black from bad circulation and all this. And he saw some doctor in L.A., and they were, like, ‘Oh, [you must go under the knife] immediately. You’re gonna lose the toes,’ and this and that. And he was, like, ‘I need a second opinion.’ And he flew back to London and saw a doctor there. And it was the same kind of thing: ‘We need to get these off. It’s an emergency.’ And it comes to… He goes to have the surgery done and he’s sitting in this office and he’s smoking a cigarette. And someone tells him, ‘You’re not allowed to smoke in here. What are you — crazy? You can’t smoke in this office.’ And he said, ‘Well, if I’m gonna fucking lose a toe, I’m gonna have a fucking cigarette.’ And long story short, they said, ‘You can’t smoke in here.’ And he said, ‘Well, then I won’t be in here.’ And he left. And he ended up seeing another doctor, and they literally told him, ‘You just need to change this or this in your diet, and your feet are gonna be fine.’ And he changed his diet, and he didn’t have to have his toes cut off. So a cigarette literally saved him from having a part of his body amputated.”

“That’s when he started using Diet Coke instead of regular Coke in his Jack-and-Cokes, I believe. The doctor literally told him: ‘Switch to Diet Coke, and you don’t have to lose your toes.’ [Laughs]”

[via Blabbermouth]

The Raven Age Premiere “Betrayal Of The Mind” Video

The Raven Age, the band featuring Iron Maiden bassist Steve Harris’ son George Harris, have premiered a new video for their new single “Betrayal Of The Mind.” This track is from the group’s new album, which will be released in 2019.

George Harris commented:

“With the ‘Betrayal’ video, the idea coincides with the narrative. The actress represents someone who is stuck inside her own mind, it’s eating her up as she loses the ability to simply get through the day without her dark thoughts taking over. The performance concept, however, was pretty straightforward. We wanted a big space with lots of fire! The plan was to use it in certain sections, but when we saw how cool it looked, we were, like, ‘Nah, just go nuts!!’ I’m pretty sure Jai had no hair left at the end of the shoot, but it was worth it!”

Vocalist Matt James added:

“The ‘Betrayal’ video not only had to look visually appealing but had to be true to the message of the song. It’s hard sometimes to get the balance of simplicity but also portraying a narrative. I think the directors Richard and Adam did a great job with that. It’s a step up in production from the last video, and hope people will relate to the message. The track itself is a big heavy/groove-orientated track which we love playing live as it gets the crowd headbanging. It’s been going down a blast on the amazing shows we’re playing with Tremonti and we can’t wait to be playing it, along with loads of other new material next year when we get the chance to tour with Iron Maiden. That’s a dream come true!”

Puppy Premiere “World Stands Still” Music Video

Puppy have premiered a new video for their new song “World Stands Still.“ This track is from the band’s new album “The Goat,” which will be released on January 25 via Spinefarm Records. Drummer Billy Howard commented:

“Many of our biggest influences as a band are movies, computer games, and music that we loved as pre-pubescent/just-pubescent kids. We never really got over that kind of immature excitement for the stuff we found cool. Equally though, there’s kind of a loneliness and weirdness to being that age, which is actually probably part of the reason you throw yourself so completely into all the stuff you find cool in the first place. We think that the Goblin Girl from our new video ‘World Stands Still‘ embodies this juvenile side to our band pretty neatly. We hope you enjoy watching her adventures as much as we enjoyed filming them.”

Aerosmith’s Joe Perry Says He Is “Doing Well” After Recently Collapsing At A Billy Joel Concert

Aerosmith’s Joe Perry has revealed the he is “doing well” after collapsing and being rushed to a hospital following a guest appearance during Billy Joel’s November 10 show at Madison Square Garden in New York. Paramedics worked on the guitarist for 40 minutes and even put a trachea down his throat. He was then taken out of the venue on a stretcher. It was later revealed that Perry was having breathing issues due to congestion in his lungs. He has since tweeted the following:

Steel Panther Begin Recording New Album, Announce March Dates

It looks like Steel Panther have started the recording process for their new album. Drummer Stix Zadinia tweeted the following:

With this news, the band have also announced some March dates with Wilson:

03/01 Jacksonville, FL – Mavericks Live
03/02 Destin, FL – Club LA
03/03 Birmingham, AL – Iron City
03/04 New Orleans, LA – Fillmore
03/06 Nashville, TN – Marathon Music Works
03/07 Asheville, NC – Orange Peel
03/08 Norfolk, VA – NorVa