Metallica Post Live Footage Of “One” & “Am I Evil?” From Recent Live Shows

Metallica have posted some live footage of “One” from their April 11 show at Palexpo in Geneva, Switzerland and live footage of their cover of Diamond Head’s “Am I Evil?” from their April 9 show at Hanns-Martin-Schleyer-Halle in Stuttgart, Germany. You can check those out below:

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Tony Iommi On The Likelihood Of Black Sabbath Playing Again: “It’s Highly Unlikely, But We May”

During a charity fundraiser at the Opus Restaurant in Birmingham, Tony Iommi was asked if Black Sabbath would ever play together again. He responded by saying “it’s highly unlikely, but [they] may.”

Here’s what Iommi had to say:

“It’s highly unlikely, but we may. You can never say never, because we’ve done it [before] … So many times, you say, ‘Oh, that’s it now,’ with different singers and this and that, and all of a sudden we’re playing together again. I would hope we could do some one-offs, but we’ll never tour the world again as we did, because it is really exhausting.”

He continued:

“People think, ‘What a great life,’ and it is a great life, but it has its toll on your body. All the traveling at different hours of the day and night. You finish a show at 11 o’clock. What we’d normally do is we’d base ourselves in one place, like New York or wherever we were, and then we’d stay in New York for 10 days, fly out and do a show and fly back in the night. So by the time you get to the hotel, it’s four o’clock or five o’clock [in the morning]. And you don’t pass the time, you can’t sleep. And that’s the difficult part. Even though you travel the best way you can. You could never fault the service. We had a great plane, we had great hotels — everything was marvelous — but it’s still tiring.”

After some laughter from the crowd, Iommi added: “I think when you get to our age, it changes from when we’re 20. We could stay up all night, but now I’m 30 and it’s a different thing.” He also said “Ozzy’s going on, which is great. And one day we may [reunite onstage]. It’d be nice to do a few one-offs, but not another two years.”

[via Loudwire]

Clutch Perform New Song “Gimme The Keys” Live

During their April 20 set at the Las Rageous Festival in Las Vegas, NV, Clutch performed a new song titled “Gimme The Keys.“ You can see footage of that below. The band’s new album “Book Of Bad Decisions” is expected to be released in September.

April 20, 2018 in Las Vegas, NV. We didn’t play Flannery due to time constraints. #lasrageous

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

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 Electus.

METAL ANARCHY: Tell me a little about your band:

ELECTUS: Well…during the early noughties I started writing a lot of songs on the acoustic guitar, I’ve (Russell Peake – lead vocals/rhythm guitar) been in a few rock bands during the 90s but I decided to do go back to basics and concentrate on song writing, around 2008 I started touring as a solo acoustic artist and it felt natural, the simplicity of that experience musically was very satisfying, especially as the rock world at that time wasn’t doing anything for me bar a few exceptions like Within Temptation, Disturbed, Opeth, Epica, Lacuna Coil. I did some acoustic recordings around 2009 and the feedback was great and at that point I decided what would happen…I went all out with Marshall amps hard rock & roll, see what happens but primarily do it for the love of musical satisfaction and enjoy whatever happens… ergo ELECTUS was born! I thought if I do this I don’t want to be a jeans and t-shirt band on stage, give it all…after sifting through ideas I decided to have a play on the theme of the band ELECTUS and its meaning comes from ancient Greece, the translation is “the chosen ones”. The debut album was released 2015 called “the dark” and was received well in the rock media and took the album on the road, the album cover art I designed forming the concept of the “alien angel” the motif for the band if you will…coming to earth to help save rock & Roll and the first gift is 10 songs performed by a hard rock band fronted by “the Warrior of Rock” played by myself. It’s all a bit tongue in cheek, but we’re just 4 guys having fun! Blasting it as often as we can! Then in 2017 came the follow up “Rock & Roll Incarnate Part One” another 10 songs to have a trip on! We are blessed to have such great feedback and airplay from all over. The 1st single was “Ticket To Nowhere” which was just a fun song about having a blast on the road, the 2nd was “I Wanted you”, a love tune, and the 3rd current single “Slip Away” about following your dreams and never giving up!

METAL ANARCHY: Who are your main influences?

ELECTUS: Our musical influences mostly are a lot of the greats like Kiss, Zeppelin, Sabbath, Motley Crue, Guns N’ Roses, Megadeth, Opeth, Disturbed and some obscure stuff like Ludovico Einaudi, to name but a few…

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

ELECTUS: Our latest single is “Slip Away” a steady classic rock style tune as previously mentioned about following your dreams and never giving up. The video was made by an artist who makes a lot of sketchy cartoons and turns them into videos. I really like his work and I thought it be a little different, he took the lyrics to form a storyboard and it tells a story of a woman growing up having a lot of experiences through her life and realising life is a good thing, live every second like it’s your last…

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

ELECTUS: Live we all put every ounce of energy into performing live! Enjoying every moment and visually putting on a show that hopefully makes people feel satisfied and wanting more!

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

ELECTUS: In 5 years’ time gosh I’d like us to be a well-established world class hard rock band appreciated, loved, writing great songs for the world to enjoy…hoping I still enjoy it too of course…spreading the gospel of hard rock and Roll unvarnished with a smile to the world…blast it! Love it! Buy it!

Watch Marilyn Manson Join X Japan Onstage At Coachella

Despite the fact that he was previously banned from Coachella, Marilyn Manson took the stage at the festival to play his cover of Eurythmics’ “Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This)“ with X Japan. The performance took place last night (April 21) at the second weekend of the event in Indio Valley, CA.

Stone Sour’s Josh Rand Discusses His Addiction Issues In Recent Interview

Stone Sour guitarist Josh Rand was recently interviewed by Lazer 103.3, and further opened up about his past struggles with Xanax and alcohol addiction. During the chat, he revealed that he was originally prescribed Xanax years ago for flying anxiety, but he ended up getting addicted without letting his bandmates and family know. He also talked about how he started drinking “over the course of the last couple years.” You can listen to the full chat and read an excerpt below:

Rand said the following about his issues [transcribed by The PRP]:

“I just had decided that I needed some help dealing with stuff. Really it’s been stuff that I’ve been dealing with—well one thing for a very long time, which surprised people. Nobody had any idea about it. I was basically… been on Xanax for like eight years and nobody knew at all.

And then over the course of the last couple years I started drinking and when we started touring, I was basically day-drinking. But not drinking to get messed up, but just to maintain, I guess. Or to be able to cope, to have this buzz.

And all that stuff started spiraling for me as we were touring. I just felt horrible and miserable and it really all came to a head for me on ‘ShipRocked‘.

We were flying from Florida back up to Canada and basically we were in the airport and I just had the made the decision that I had to come home.

Luckily I had the support of the other guys and my family to make that decision. I had hit a wall and knew that I needed to regroup and deal with my stuff. So that’s what I did. Seeked out help and it will probably always be a little bit of a battle for me on some days, but I have a great support group within the band, family, friends all that. It was just important…”

On another note, he also talked a bit about Stone Sour’s future plans, which include another Record Store Day release next spring and a new video for “Mercy” which might not surface until next year. However, the band are not expected to tour much in 2019, since Corey Taylor will be busy with Slipknot.