Listen To Full “Dead Bodies Everywhere: A Slam And Death Tribute To Nu-Metal” Compilation

The new “Dead Bodies Everywhere: A Slam And Death Tribute To Nu-Metal” compilation has officially been released and can be streamed below. As previously reported, the effort finds various death metal, goregrind, etc. artists covering tracks from various nu-metal artists.

Mike Portnoy, Phil Demmel, Bobby Blitz, & Mark Menghi To Release “American Made” Covers Album Under The Name BPMD

During an appearance on “The Blairing Out With Eric Blair Show,” Phil Demmel (Vio-lence, ex-Machine Head) revealed that his new project with Bobby “Blitz” Ellsworth (Overkill), Mike Portnoy (ex-Dream Theater, etc.), Mark Menghi (Metal Allegiance) will be called BPMD. The group plan to release a new covers album titled “American Made” later this year.

Demmel said the following:

“It’s called BPMD. So it’s Bobby Blitz, Mike Portnoy, Mark Menghi and Phil Demmel — BPMD. It’s all cover tunes from American bands of the ’70s. It’s called ‘American Made‘, [and it’s got songs from] ZZ Top, Lynyrd Skynyrd, James Gang, Aerosmith, Grand Funk Railroad — all these cover tunes that we modernized them and not really thrashed them up, but we made kind of metal versions of them.

And we think we found maybe a label home, and we’re looking to put the record out here probably at the end of the first quarter, maybe beginning of second quarter. It’s all up in the air right now.”

He then added the following after being asked who came up with the idea:

“Mark Menghi did. He said he was around his campfire listening to a Skynyrd song, and he’s all, ‘Hey, I wanna record this and get some guys.’ And he called us up. I flew out to Portnoy’s house, and we had the songs we picked. Each of us picked two, and then we had two songs that were kind of band picks that we needed to do. And we flew out to Portnoy’s house in Pennsylvania. I flew in one day, did tracks, flew out the next day, went home and recorded guitar tracks and solos in a day. And the guys did their other tracks. We got it done pretty fucking quick.”

Demmel also revealed his favorite track from the effort:

“I’m gonna have to say… There’s a sleeper track. It’s a Blue Öyster Cult song called ‘Tattoo Vampire’ that I picked. And Buck Dharma from Blue Öyster Cult actually played on the song. And it’s got kind of a punky feel. ‘Cause the original track is kind of rock and roll, but Menghi or Portnoy had this idea to make it kind of a Ramones feel. So we picked it up. So, ‘Tattoo Vampire’ is my favorite.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Danzig Planning To Release Elvis Presley Covers Album In April

Danzig is planning to release his Elvis Presley covers album, “Danzig Sings Elvis,” in April. The singer will also be playing some U.S. shows around the release date before playing some summer shows in Europe. He may add some fall U.S. dates to his schedule as well.

Danzig said the following:

“Happy New Year to everyone & thanks to all the VEROTIK & DANZIG Fans for making the upcoming “VEROTIKA” Blu-Ray/DVD Release #3 on Amazon.

And get ready as the “Danzig sings Elvis” Album is set for an April release with some select intimate shows scheduled for a few cities in the US around that same time.

DANZIG will also be making their way to Europe this summer for some live dates & possibly some live dates early fall here in the US, with something very special for this summer. More on that later.”

Robb Flynn Reflects On 2019, Says He Completed Seven New Machine Head Songs & A Covers Album

Machine Head’s Robb Flynn has shared a reflective piece on 2019 and has revealed that he has completed quite a bit of new music. The frontman actually finished seven new Machine Head songs last year and recorded a Robb Flynn & Friends covers album.

Flynn said the following:

You probably had a better year than you remember…

While there may have been some hiccups, it was probably an awesome end to the decade.

I could be wrong, but I’d love for you to tell me the good things that happened to you this year.

As we end the year, my feed often fills up with a handful of friends talking about how they are “so ready for this year to be over”, and how “they can’t wait for next year to start”.

I’m guilty, I’ve done it myself.

The other day at the gym, my trainers Coach Jenn and Coach Ted brought up something that made me rethink that… To go through the accomplishments that you made this year and really think about, and be grateful for, the things you accomplished, and in an even bigger sense, this decade.

Think about it, you’ve accomplished SOMETHING this year. You got a great new job, had a kid, met a girl/boy, moved into a new place. It might be something minor, or even a few things major, but you’re likely in a better place because of it.

In my experience, life is rarely about the major things, life is about the little accomplishments.

A string of little things, and maybe made 1 or 2 big things that opened new doors to somewhere.

And in our social media dominated society where we only show “the good side of life”, or “our best selfie”, or “our funnest moment” and almost never show the bad or disheartening things, I think it’s important to be honest about the tough times.

I’ll be straight with you.

There was some tough times this year.

Frustrating bang-your-head-against-the-wall-kinda-tough-times. Crying-while-on-a-dog-walk-type of tough times. Wondering how were gonna get from Point A to Point B tough times. Having to let go of a lot of things I’d never need to let go of tough times. Heartbreaking moments of disappointment where I had to accept that some situations were never gonna be good, and the only choice was to move on with my life, or drown in someone else’s.

But it wasn’t all bad.

There many many things that were downright amazing, including a long overdue vacation to the Bahamas based islands Turks & Caicos with my family.

Here are my 2019 little accomplishments:

– Lost 10 pounds
– Got sober for 3 months
– Started seriously training at gym and transformed my body and mind
– Was a good husband
– Was a good father
– Was a good boss
– Celebrated 28 years with Genevra
– Meditated and affirmation-ed a lot
– Changed my eating habits dramatically
– Celebrated my oldest sons first home run and his team winning the championship
– Maintained composure / restraint I had under some very difficult public situations

2019 big accomplishments:

– Reconnected with old band-mates that was long overdue
– Turned 52
– Let go of some resent
– Did a wildly successful tour of Europe celebrating our debut album
– Dropped a new song “Do Or Die”
– Rebuilt a new band in 10 months
– Wrote / finished / created 7 new Machine Head songs
– Recorded a Robb Flynn & Friends solo album of covers
– Re-recorded Burn My Eyes Live-in-the-studio
– Became owner of a recording studio
– Re-launched Killers & Kings
– Closed Love Death
– Started a podcast

I’ll save my reflections of the decade for another time, but you did something different and no less awesome in your life this last year, so tell me what it is.

What were your 2019 small and big accomplishments?”

“Dead Bodies Everywhere: A Slam And Death Tribute To Nu-Metal” To Be Released In February

Imploding Sounds records will be releasing a new covers album titled “Dead Bodies Everywhere: A Slam And Death Tribute To Nu-Metal” on February 14. The effort will feature various nu-metal songs covered by slam, death and goregrind artists. The first two singles, Ophiocordyceps’ cover of Static-X‘s “I’m With Stupid“ and Penguin On Fire’s cover of Deftones’ “When Girls Telephone Boys”, can be streamed below:

Here’s the full track listing:

01. Cockoroch – “Here To Stay” (Korn cover)
02. Guttural Engorgement – “Leech” (Limp Bizkit cover)
03. Penguin On Fire – “When Girls Telephone Boys” (Deftones cover)
04. Aborning – “Get This” (Slipknot cover)
05. Angelic Assblast – “Dig” (Mudvayne cover)
06. Aceldama – “Awake” (Godsmack cover)
07. I Tore My Eyes Out – “Bodies” (Drowning Pool cover)
08. Ophiocordyceps – “I’m With Stupid” (Static-X cover)
09. Atoll – “Loco” (Coal Chamber cover)
10. Throat Bleach – “People = Shit” (Slipknot cover)
11. Smothered Bowels – “Duality” (Slipknot cover)
12. Domestic Terror – “Never Get Caught” (American Head Charge cover)
13. Acephaly – “Birthmark” (Deftones cover)
14. Phyllomedusa – “Spit” (Kittie cover)
15. Daedon – “Down With The Sickness” (Disturbed cover)
16. Gorebones – “Nookie” (Limp Bizkit cover)
17. Big Chef – “Break Stuff” (Limp Bizkit cover)
18. Ruptured Gangrenous Cloaca – “Bawitdaba” (Kid Rock cover)

[via The PRP]

Ace Frehley Planning To Release “Origins Vol. 2” In October

Ace Frehley (ex-KISS) has revealed that he is planning to release his new covers album “Origins Vol. 2” in October. The effort will feature covers of Led Zeppelin’s “Good Times Bad Times,” The Rolling Stones’ “Jumping Jack Flash,” Humble Pie’s “30 Days In The Hole,” and more.

Frehley told Long Island, New York’s News 12 the following:

“I’ve done five albums [in the past decade]. And ‘Origins Vol. 2’ is done. It’s just being mixed. That’ll be out in October. So there’s a lot of stuff going on.”

He also talked about the effort with The Weekender:

“I’m really excited about ‘Origins Vol. 2’. It’s surpassed my expectations. I got Lita Ford singing ‘Jumping Jack Flash’, and she’s amazing. She came to my home and I coached her for two days with vocals and she just [expletive] killed it. I also have Robin Zander singing ’30 Days In The Hole’ by Humble Pie. I really wanted to do the Humble Pie song, but I just couldn’t cut it, vocally, because [Steve] Marriott’s just too good of a goddamn singer. I just couldn’t do justice to his vocals. But I remembered that I had bumped into Robin Zander years ago at a meet-and-greet and he had mentioned to me that he’d like to sing on one of my upcoming records, so I remembered that and gave him a call. And he killed it as well. He sounds like a young Marriott.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Ace Frehley Completes Work On “Origins Vol. 2”

Ace Frehley (ex-KISS) has officially finished his new covers release “Origins Vol. 2.” The guitarist told Oklahoma’s KATT Rock 100.5 the following about that:

“Pretty much the whole concept behind that album is redoing songs of bands that influenced me growing up. I’m doing a [Jimi] Hendrix song, I’m doing a Cream song, I’m doing a Led Zeppelin song, a song by The Animals. I also did a song by Paul Revere & The Raiders.”

[via Blabbermouth]