Aftermath Premiere “Temptation Overthrown” Lyric Video

Aftermath have premiered a lyric video for their song “Temptation Overthrown.” This track is from the band’s latest album “There is Something Wrong.” Kyriakos “Charlie” Tsiolis commented:

“In the album’s concept story timeline, ‘Temptation Overthrown’ is at the point when the masses have been truly informed and are united. They know who the enemy really is and it’s time for the people to control.”

[via bravewords.com]

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Juliet Simms Premieres “100 Little Deaths” Music Video

Juliet Simms has premiered a new video for her new song “100 Little Deaths,” via NYLON. You can watch that below:

Simms commented:

“This song means a lot to me because it speaks to my experiences with my personal demons and the fight to overcome them. I wanted to create a video that was personal to me but could also resonate with others. I see the struggles that so many people battle with everyday and I wanted to share a piece of myself with them. Life is made up of failures and triumphs, convictions and doubt. The key is to find the ability and strength to turn off the destructive tendencies and grow stronger because of them.”

”My weakness, at the end of the day, is something that has made me stronger and more resilient. The little deaths we all experience while living our lives is a test of our strength, our endurance and ability to keep moving forward. You can let it kill your soul or you can use the death as a badge of honor, rise back up, and become immortal from the kill.”

Slipknot’s Corey Taylor On The Identity Of “Tortilla Man”: “Even If Somebody Gets It Right, We’re Not Gonna Confirm It”

During an appearance on SiriusXM‘s “Trunk Nation”, Slipknot’s Corey Taylor talked a bit about the band’s mysterious percussionist “Tortilla Man.” Current rumors seem to suggest that the musician is Michael Pfaff (Dirty Little Rabbits), but Taylor says the group have no plans to confirm his identity “even if somebody gets it right.”

Taylor said the following when asked about the interest in “Tortilla Man”:

“I did an interview with Rock Feed news like a week ago or so, and I said that it was Tito Puente. And people who had never heard of Tito Puente were, like, ‘Oh my God! He totally revealed who [it is].’ I’m, like, ‘Are you kidding?’ It is amazing the level of ridiculousness that not only permeates this band but permeates the fandom of this band. I’m just sitting back going, ‘I’ll feed you guys whatever.’ I mean, it’s beautiful. Just laying those little clues and people lose their minds. It’s awesome.”

He continued when asked if anyone has guessed his identity correctly online:

“I’ve seen a couple of things, and none of ’em have been right so far. I’m loving it, dude.”

He also added the following when asked if the band will just keep it a mystery:

“For us, it’s more about just keeping the spirit alive. ‘New guy’ doesn’t care. Even if somebody gets it right, we’re not gonna confirm it. It’s one of those things. For us, it’s more about getting the band out there. Because, to be honest, the one thing that kind of reminded us that the band is more important is that even after the album came out, people were still into the band no matter who was in it.

So, to us, it’s a reminder that the band is more important than worrying about conjecture about who ‘Tortilla Guy’ is. So we just basically politely answer those questions, but never fully commit to any correct answers. [Laughs]”

[via Blabbermouth]

Megadeth’s David Ellefson Premieres “Sleeping Giants” Video

Megadeth’s David Ellefson has premiered a new video for “Sleeping Giants.“ The song, which features Ellefson’s business partner Thom Hazaert, MC Daryl “DMC” McDaniels (Run-DMC), Steve Conley (Flotsam And Jetsam), Ethan Brosh, Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal (ex-Guns N’ Roses), and Ilias Papadakis (Memorain), serves as the title track to Ellefson’s “More Life With Deth” companion album.

Hazaert commented:

“David had all these great instrumental songs laying around, and ‘Sleeping Giants’ was one of them. He suggested I write and record some vocals parts for them, so I called up DMC and asked if he’d want to collaborate with us on a track, and we got to work. I’ve always loved off the wall metal/hip-hop collaborations, ‘Judgement Night’, etc. And I think ‘Giants’ definitely draws from that. The song and video both ended up with a really cool aggressive, old-school New York hardcore/hip-hop. feel. It my book, it doesn’t get any more legendary than RUN DMC. And this was definitely one for the history books.”

Ellefson added:

“It was truly an honor to collaborate with DMC, and I think the track came out great. When Thom said DMC wanted to do a collaboration with us, I instantly thought of ‘Sleeping Giants’. And when he came out to Revolution in Amityville to perform with us, and shoot the video, it was an awesome energy. I think everyone there got a show they won’t ever forget.”

Fu Manchu, Monolord, Ex-Opeth, Etc. Members Take Part In Big Scenic Nowhere Project

Big Scenic Nowhere, a new project led by Bob Balch (Fu Manchu) and Gary Arce (Yawning Man), will be releasing a new two-song EP titled “Dying On The Mountain” on September 13. The effort was recorded with a number of other musicians including: Nick Oliveri (Mondo Generator, ex-Queens Of The Stone Age, ex-Kyuss), Per Wiberg (Spiritual Beggars, ex-Opeth), Alain Johannes, Thomas V. Jäger (Monolord), Mario Lalli (Fatso Jetson, Yawning Man), etc. The title track, which is over 20 minutes long, will appear on the a-side and “Towards The Sun” will appear on the b-side. You can stream “Towards The Sun“ below:

Ozzy Osbourne To Release “See You On The Other Side” Vinyl Box Set In November

Ozzy Osbourne will be releasing a new vinyl box set titled “See You On The Other Side” on November 29 via Legacy Recordings. The set will come with 173 songs across 16 albums and 24 vinyl pieces, 10 posters, 12 augmented reality experiences, and an individually numbered vellum certificate autographed by Osbourne.

The following albums will be featured in the set:

  • “Blizzard Of Ozz”
  • “Mr. Crowley”
  • “Diary Of A Madman”
  • “Bark At The Moon”
  • “The Ultimate Sin”
  • “Tribute”
  • “No Rest For The Wicked”
  • “Just Say Ozzy”
  • “No More Tears” (remastered) (2xLP set)
  • “Live & Loud”
  • “Ozzmosis”
  • “Down To Earth”
  • “Live At Budokan”
  • “Black Rain”
  • “Scream”

A collection of rarities titled “Flippin’ The B Side“ will also be included and it will feature the following tracks:

Side A:

“You Looking At Me Looking At You”
Originally from the “Crazy Train” UK 7” single, released 1980

“One Up The B Side”
Originally from “Bark At The Moon” 7” single, released 1983

“Spiders”
Originally from “Bark At The Moon,” 7” single, released 1983

“Hero”
Originally a hidden track from the “No Rest For The Wicked” US CD and cassette release, released 1988

“The Liar”
Originally from the “Miracle Man” UK 12” single, released 1988

“Don’t Blame Me”
Originally from the “Mama I’m Coming Home” UK 7” single, released 1991

Side B:

“Party With The Animals”
Originally from the “Mama I’m Coming Home” US CD single, released 1992

“Living With The Enemy”
Originally from the “Perry Mason” UK CD single, released 1995

“Voodoo Dancer”
Originally from the “I Just Want You” UK CD single, released 1996

“Back On Earth”
Originally from “The Ozzman Cometh” compilation, released 1997

“No Place For Angels”
Originally from the “Gets Me Through” CD single, released 2001

“Walk On Water”
Originally released on “Prince Of Darkness”, released 2005

Flexi Disc, 7” (45 RPM):
Unreleased version of “See You On The Other Side” (Demo)

Osbourne commented:

“This one’s the most elaborate collection so far. It’s very well thought-out and well put together. It’s got everything in there that you possibly could want and some surprises along the way. The sound of a vinyl record is different, and I do believe that vinyl sounds better.”