Lordi To Release “Recordead Live – Sextourcism In Z7” In July

Lordi’s new live release “Recordead Live – Sextourcism In Z7” will be available on DVD, vinyl, and digipack on July 26. The effort will feature a show the group played in Pratteln, Switzerland during their “Sextourcism” tour. The DVD will also come with bonus material including a tour diary and all of the official videos the band have made, even the official 1994 music video for “Inferno.”

Mr. Lordi said the following about the DVD:

“We just cut a little bit of my stupid announcements on stage. Apart from that, everything that happened this evening ended up on this DVD.”

“I am very happy that we waited until the ‘Sextourcism’ tour, because we look amazing, the stage looks amazing and everything was perfect to create a stunning DVD.”

He also added the following about the rare “Inferno” video:

“That was the historical moment that the masks and costumes became an essential part of the band. Since it was my final dissertation, everyone was dressed up except me. When I saw the clip for the first time, I was, like, ‘Fuck, everybody looks way cooler than I do.’ It was supposed to be the other way around. That was the moment, I decided, to create the most elaborate costume for myself.”


Sepultura, Nightwish, Enslaved, Etc. To Be Featured On 2018 Wacken Open Air Live Blu-Ray/DVD

A new Blu-Ray/CD/DVD featuring the 2018 edition of the Wacken Open Air festival is set to be released on July 26. The release, which is titled “Live At Wacken 2018: 29 Years Louder Than Hell,“ will feature audio mixed by Cameron Webb.

Track Listing:

DVD 1:

01. Sepultura – “Kairos”
02. Sepultura – “Sworn Oath”
03. Stiff Little Fingers – “My Dark Places”
04. An Theos – “Alean”
05. Dirkschneider – “Metal Heart”
06. Die From Sorrow – “Die From Sorrow”
07. Korpiklaani – “Henkselipoika”
08. Korpiklaani – “Metsämies”
09. Walking Dead On Broadway – “Song Of Courage”
10. Schandmaul – “Bunt Und Nicht Braun”
11. Schandmaul – “Pakt”
12. Doro – “I Rule The Ruins”
13. Nightwish – “Ghost Love Score”
14. Clawfinger – “The Price We Pay”
15. Blues Pills – “High Class Woman”
16. Running Wild – “Port Royal”
17. Mantar – “Cross The Cross”

DVD 2:

01. Soen – “Opal”
02. Riot V – “Thundersteel”
03. Riot V – “Angel’s Thunder, Devil’s Reign”
04. Knorkator – “Der Ultimative Mann”
05. Knorkator – “Buchstabe”
06. Night Demon – “Heavy Metal Heat”
07. Long Distance Calling – “Trauma”
08. Steel Panther – “Poontang Boomerang”
09. Ensiferum – “For Those About To Fight For Metal”
10. Helmet – “I Love My Guru”
11. Enslaved – “Sacred Horse”
12. Enslaved – “Allfadr Odinn”
13. Bonfire – “Ready 4 Reaction”
14. Zeal & Ardor – “We Can’t Be Found”
15. In Extremo – “Sternhagelvoll”
16. Helloween – “Pumpkins United”

Footage of Sepultura performing “Kairos” during the festival can be seen below:

Sons Of Apollo (Ex-Guns N’ Roses, Ex-Dream Theater, Etc.) To Release “Live With The Plovdiv Psychotic Symphony” In August

Sons Of Apollo (ex-Guns N’ Roses, ex-Dream Theater, etc.) have announced that they will be releasing “Live With The Plovdiv Psychotic Symphony” on August 30. The effort will document their September 22, 2018 show at the Ancient Roman Theatre in Plovdiv, Bulgaria, which saw the band performing with a full orchestra and choir. Fans will be able to purchase the release in the following formats: limited deluxe 3CD + DVD + Blu-ray artbook, special-edition 3CD + DVD Digipak, standalone Blu-ray, and digital album.

Track Listing:

CD 1:

01. “God Of The Sun”
02. “Signs Of The Time”
03. “Divine Addiction”
04. “That Metal Show Theme”
05. “Just Let Me Breathe”
06. “Billy Sheehan Bass Solo”
07. “Lost In Oblivion”
08. “Jeff Scott Soto Solo Spot” (“The Prophet’s Song” / “Save Me”)
09. “Alive”
10. “The Pink Panther Theme”
11. “Opus Maximus”

CD 2:

01. “Kashmir”
02. “Gates Of Babylon”
03. “Labyrinth”
04. “Dream On”
05. “Diary Of A Madman”
06. “Comfortably Numb”
07. “The Show Must Go On”
08. “Hell’s Kitchen”
09. “Derek Sherinian Keyboard Solo”
10. “Lines In The Sand”

CD 3:

01. “Bumblefoot Guitar Spot”
02. “And The Cradle Will Rock”
03. “Coming Home”

Mike Portnoy commented:

“I’ve released several dozen live albums through the years with about a dozen different bands, but I have to say that this live release from Sons Of Apollo may indeed be the most special one of them all!! Everything was aligned that evening: an absolutely beautiful Roman amphitheatre and a perfectly gorgeous summer evening, one set of Sons Of Apollo material and one set of specially chosen cover songs, and to top it all off being joined by a symphony orchestra and choir…it was a magical evening for everybody in attendance and now we can share it with the rest of the world immortalized in this incredible live package. This package will serve as a nice souvenir to capture the band’s first year on tour and should tide over all of our fans while we complete work on our sophomore studio release that will coming in January 2020.”

Soundgarden To Release “Live From The Artists Den” In July

Soundgarden have announced that they will be releasing “Soundgarden: Live From The Artists Den“ on July 26. The effort will feature the band’s February 17, 2013 show at The Wiltern in Los Angeles, CA. Fans can pre-order the release on Blu-ray, vinyl, CD, and as a limited edition box set. Digital pre-orders will launch on May 31.

Before it receives a home release, the film will be screened at the following locations:

06/17 Los Angeles, CA – The Wiltern
06/18 New York, NY – Brooklyn Steel
06/23 Seattle, WA – The Showbox

Notably, the Los Angeles and New York events will feature special technology. The following was said about those dates:

“The stops in New York and Los Angeles will each showcase 12 HD camera angles customized for an immersive multi-screen viewing experience. A live remix of the original multitrack 48-channel audio in L-ISA Immersive Hyperreal Sound, a groundbreaking ultra-high resolution audio technology from L-Acoustics, offers fans the thrill of connecting with the band’s repertoire in vivid fidelity. The 360° real time mix synced to on-screen footage and further complemented by a stunning light show promised to immerse the audience in a truly unique experience, for one night only in each city.”

Tickets for the screenings are available HERE.

Guitarist Kim Thayil commented:

“We were very proud and excited to document the performance of our new material from ‘King Animal‘, and to celebrate with each other and our fans.”

Chris Cornell’s widow Vicky Cornell added:

“This live show was really special, and I know how much fun Chris had that night. The idea of giving fans the opportunity to experience it in its entirety is something I’m proud to share with them.”

Here’s the track listing for the Blu-ray:

01. “Incessant Mace”
02. “My Wave”
03. “Been Away Too Long”
04. “Worse Dreams”
05. “Jesus Christ Pose”
06. “Flower”
07. “Taree”
08. “Spoonman”
09. “By Crooked Steps”
10. “Blind Dogs”
11. “Rowing”
12. “Non-State Actor”
13. “Drawing Flies”
14. “Hunted Down”
15. “Black Saturday”
16. “Bones Of Birds”
17. “Blow Up The Outside World”
18. “Fell On Black Days”
19. “Burden In My Hand”
20. “A Thousand Days Before”
21. “Blood On The Valley Floor”
22. “Rusty Cage”
23. “New Damage”
24. “4th Of July”
25. “Outshined”
26. “Black Hole Sun”
27. “Ty Cobb”
28. “Slaves & Bulldozers”
29. “FeedBacchanal”

The Blu-ray will also include interviews with members of the band.

Journey To Release “Live In Japan 2017: Escape + Frontiers” In March

Journey will be releasing a new concert film/live album titled “Live In Japan 2017: Escape + Frontiers” on March 28. The effort was filmed during the band’s February 7, 2017 show at Tokyo’s Budokan, which saw them performing their albums “Escape” and “Frontiers” in full. The release will be available on DVD+2CD and Blu-ray+2CD.

Track Listing:


01. “Don’t Stop Believin’ Intro”
02. “Don’t Stop Believin'”
03. “Stone In Love”
04. “Who’s Crying Now”
05. “Keep On Runnin'”
06. “Still They Ride”
07. “Escape”
08. “Lay It Down”
09. “Dead Or Alive”
10. “Neal Schon Guitar Solo”
11. “Mother, Father”
12. “Jonathan Cain Piano Solo”
13. “Open Arms”
14. “Separate Ways Intro”
15. “Separate Ways (Worlds Apart)”
16. “Send Her My Love”
17. “Chain Reaction”
18. “After The Fall”
19. “Faithfully”
20. “Edge Of The Blade”
21. “Steve Smith Drum Solo”
22. “Back Talk”
23. “Frontiers”
24. “Rubicon”
25. “La Raza del Sol”
26. “Lovin’, Touchin’, Squeezin'”

CD 1: (“Escape”):

01. “Don’t Stop Believin’ Intro”
02. “Don’t Stop Believin'”
03. “Stone In Love”
04. “Who’s Crying Now”
05. “Keep On Runnin'”
06. “Still They Ride”
07. “Escape”
08. “Lay It Down”
09. “Dead Or Alive”
10. “Neal Schon Guitar Solo”
11. “Mother, Father”
12. “Jonathan Cain Piano Solo”
13. “Open Arms”

CD 2 (“Frontiers”):

14. “Separate Ways Intro”
15. “Separate Ways (Worlds Apart)”
16. “Send Her My Love”
17. “Chain Reaction”
18. “After The Fall”
19. “Faithfully”
20. “Edge Of The Blade”
21. “Steve Smith Drum Solo”
22. “Back Talk”
23. “Frontiers”
24. “Rubicon”
25. “La Raza del Sol”
26. “Lovin’, Touchin’, Squeezin'”

Kittie To Release New Live Film “Kittie: Live At The London Music Hall”

Kittie have announced that they will be releasing a new live film called “Kittie: Live At The London Music Hall” on March 26. The effort was recorded during the band’s October 27, 2017 20th anniversary show at the London Music Hall in London, ON. A number of former members joined the group onstage that night including: Ivy Vujic, Jennifer Arroyo, Jeff Phillips, Fallon Bowman, and Tanya Candler. The film will be available via Vimeo and a trailer for it can be found below:

Kreator To Film London, England Show

Kreator have announced that they will be filming their December 16 set at The Roundhouse in London, England for what is assumed to be a live release. That show will be the final date on the band’s current tour with Dimmu Borgir, Hatebreed, and Bloodbath.