Hate Premiere New Song “Seventh Manvantara”

Hate have premiered a new song titled “Seventh Manvantara.” This track is from the band’s new album “Auric Gates Of Veles,” which will be released on June 14.


Corey Taylor On His New Slipknot Mask: “I Wanted It To Feel Like It Was Something That Was Created In Someone’s Basement”

During an interview for the new issue of Kerrang!, Slipknot’s Corey Taylor talked a bit about his new mask, which he worked on with horror legend Tom Savini. The singer says he wanted to “create something uncomfortable” and that he “wanted it to feel like it was something that was created in someone’s basement.”

Taylor said the following about his inspiration for the mask:

“I’m reminded that even though you want the best for people, sometimes you’ll get the worst. I’ve been kind of made to feel like a villain, in a weird way. Which is fine. It was inevitable, and it doesn’t really bother me much. But, for a little bit, it did. I’ve always tried to be a good father, be a good man, be a good person. I went through some shit a few years ago, and in that time a lot of people had a reversal of opinion on who I was. Maybe it was because they were tired of hearing my name [laughs,] which is so fucking true – even I get to the point where I’m tired of hearing my own fucking name.”

He also added:

“I said, ‘Okay, if you want a villain, you’ll get a fucking villain.’ My vision was about trying to create something uncomfortable – not only for me to wear, but for people to look at. I wanted it to feel like it was something that was created in someone’s basement – something that was made specifically to fuck with people. It’s the representation of public opinion turning on a dime – they want to tear people down for the way they live, even if they don’t really know them. It’s been liberating to embrace that side and be like, ‘Fuck you. I really don’t give a shit what you think about me, so here’s this!’”

As previously reported, Slipknot’s new album “We Are Not Your Kind” will be released on August 9.

Korn Guitarist Brian “Head” Welch’s “Loud Krazy Love” Documentary To Receive Digital/DVD Release In June

Korn guitarist Brian “Head” Welch’s “Loud Krazy Love” documentary will officially receive a digital/DVD release on June 18. Fans will also be able to watch the film in select theaters next month as well. On top of that, you can also pay to host a Father’s Day watch party event on June 14-16. More details on that can be found HERE.

[via Blabbermouth]

Wisdom In Chains Cancel June & July Dates Due To “Serious Medical Problems”

Wisdom In Chains have been forced to cancel their June and July dates due to “serious medical problems.” The band issued the following statement:

“We are sorry to say that we must cancel all of our June shows as well as our July tour in Europe. There are some serious medical problems that need to be taken care of. To all the promoters who put time into booking us, and all the bands we were excited to play with, and all the listeners and friends we wanted to play in front of, we apologize. Especially our booking agent Snoop, we appreciate you bro.”

I Declare War, Cytotoxin, Acranius, & Necrotted Set For European “Prayer For Annihilation” Tour

I Declare War, Cytotoxin, Acranius, and Necrotted be hitting the road on the “Prayer For Annihilation” tour this fall. You can find the dates for that run below. I Declare War will be touring in support of their upcoming EP “Downcast.”

Tour Dates:

10/24 Mannheim, GER – MS Connextion Complex
10/25 Aalen, GER – Haus der Jugend
10/26 Augsburg, GER – Ballonfabrik
10/27 Vienna, AUT – Viper Room
10/28 Prague, CZE – Rock Cafe
10/29 Wroclaw, POL – D.K. Luksus
10/20 Hannover, GER – Bei Chez heinz
10/21 Hamburg, GER – Bambi Galore
11/01 Berlin, GER – Klub Linse
11/02 Dresden, GER – Club Puschkin

Adam Dutkiewicz Says Killswitch Engage Have No Plans To Celebrate The 15th Anniversary Of “The End Of Heartache”

Killswitch Engage‘s 2004 album “The End Of Heartache” turned 15 earlier this month, but Adam Dutkiewicz has told Kerrang! that the band are not planning to celebrate the anniversary. The guitarist says the group are more concerned with their new album, which is expected to be released this fall.

Dutkiewicz said the following about the anniversary:

“It’s kind of just a flash in the band, and then we move on for the next thing. We’re in the middle of trying to set up the new record. It’s funny, our bassist, Mike [D’Antonio], was like ‘Hey, should we be thinking about doing a 15th anniversary tour for this record?’ and I was like ‘No! We should be thinking about this new record!’”

He also added:

“We shouldn’t live in the past, y’know? I feel like there’s been too much of that recently. Maybe more people should focus on writing more material, and not just trying to rehash stuff, y’know? There’s just too much of that!

I’m happy that everyone agreed with me that it wasn’t a good idea, especially because we literally just finished our new record. So we have things to worry about.”

Considering “The End Of Heartache” featured Howard Jones vocals, the decision to not celebrate the anniversary will probably save the band some headaches from fans that have been begging them to bring him back.