Skyblood (Ex-Candlemass) Premiere “The Not Forgotten” Music Video

Skyblood, the project featuring Mats Levén (ex-Candlemass, etc.), have premiered a new video for “The Not Forgotten.” This track is from Skyblood’s self-titled album, which will be released on November 22.

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Machine Head’s Robb Flynn Discusses Lyrical Inspiration Behind “Do Or Die”

Machine Head’s Robb Flynn has taken to social media to discuss the lyrical inspiration for the band’s latest single “Do Or Die.” The track has been met with some controversy and it even led to a bit of a squabble with Dope after Flynn blasted haters on Instagram.

Flynn said the following about the song:

“If you’re an angry person, then you know what it means when there’s a fury inside you that simmers just below the surface. For me it’s a rage that can fill my mouth (and in the past, my fists) with bile and I’m not satisfied until that bile’s reached its victim.

I, like so many of us, am fucked up in the head. I’ve felt as if the world was against me from the day I was born. My upbringing, like millions of others, was fueled by an uncontrollable rage. So those like me, we learned to put on a happy face for society, a laugh here, a smile there, but deep down that rage never goes away.

That same rage has helped guide me through 33 years in the music business. You don’t last this long in this business being “happy.” Happy is contentment and that’s never been me. You last in the music business due to a hatred inside. A hatred that burns a fire so bright, that it can only be extinguished by music.

It’s made for some beautiful hate filled songs…

However, living with that fire inside comes with consequences.

It is a gift and a curse.

I write songs for a living, but I also write songs to live.

Some people love them and connect with them beyond my wildest dreams, some people hate them and wish they never heard ’em, and that’s okay too.

I’ve taken my lumps, I’m still standing and I’m never going away.

In fact I’m coming back hard as fucking nails.

This is Do Or Die.”

Mayhem’s Necrobutcher Claims He Was Planning To Kill Euronymous Himself

Back in 1993, Varg “Count Grishnackh” Vikernes (Burzum) infamously murdered Mayhem’s Øystein “Euronymous” Aarseth, but it appears he wasn’t the only one that wanted him dead. During a recent interview with Consequence Of Sound, Jørn “Necrobutcher” Stubberud revealed that he was actually planning to kill Aarseth himself.

Stubberud said the following:

“In the middle of the process of the songwriting and stuff [‘De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas‘], our buddy Per Ohlin decided to take his own life. I felt very sad about that and was struck by sorrow for a long time. I still actually feel sorrow about that. But the first year was particularly bad. Especially since my friend – ‘friend’ – Euronymous took fucking photos of [Ohlin‘s] corpse.

So that didn’t help much with the grief. I felt like I needed to go over and kill that Øystein Euronymous fucking backstabber. But y’know it’s funny with the karma, y’know, bad karma there… ’cause he went behind my back, called Varg Vikernes, got him to play bass on the album and then that was kinda bad karma I guess, because we all know what happened to him.”

He also added:

“OK, I can tell it right now, because I’ve been holding it in for many years, but actually I was on my way down to kill him [Aarseth] myself. And when it happened, I saw the morning paper, thinking ‘Fuck, I gotta get home to my place and get out all the weapons and drugs and shit I had in my house, because they’re coming to my house because I’m probably going to be the No. 1 suspect for this.’

But little did I know that the Norwegian police already knew that Count Grishnackh [Vikernes] was going down also to kill him. Because they bugged his phone, and he actually talked about this killing before he went to Bergen so the cops already knew that he was coming, so they probably were thinking to themselves, ‘We didn’t nail this guy for the church burnings, so let’s nail him for murder, and get rid of this fucking guy in Oslo the same time.’ So that’s basically what happened.”

Metallica’s “S&M²” Film To Return To Theaters

Metallica have announced that their “S&M²” live film will be returning to theaters on October 30. The footage for that film was captured during the band’s September 2019 shows with the San Francisco Symphony, which were held at the brand new Chase Center in San Francisco, CA. The film previously screened in theaters on October 9 and it made $5.5 million at the box office. A home release is being planned as well.

Insomnium Announce UK/Ireland Tour

Insomnium have announced a January UK/Ireland tour. Here’s the dates:

01/17 Birmingham, UK – O2 Academy 2
01/18 Norwich, UK – The Waterfront
01/19 London, UK – Islington Assembly Hall
01/20 Manchester, UK – Academy 3
01/21 Limerick, IRE – Dolan’s Warehouse
01/22 Dublin, IRE – Whelan’s
01/23 Glasgow, UK – Cathouse
01/24 Nottingham, UK – Rescue Rooms
01/25 Newcastle, UK – Riverside
01/26 Bristol, UK – Thekla

Paradise Lost To Begin Recording New Album This Month

Paradise Lost are planning to start the recording process for their new album later this month. The band confirmed the news on Twitter:

Zao To Release “Reformat/Reboot” In November

Zao have revealed that their new remix release, “Reformat/Reboot,” will be available on November 15. The band recruited Zombi‘s Steve Moore, Anberlin‘s Joseph Milligan, etc. for the effort and pre-orders for it are expected to launch on October 30.