BABYMETAL have announced that they will be releasing a new single titled “Elevator Girl” on May 10. The track, which has previously been performed live, will appear on the band’s new album, which is expected to be released later this year. With this news, the group have also announced that they will be performing at The Forum in Los Angeles, CA on October 11.
Bernd “Bernemann” Kost (ex-Sodom), Markus “Makka” Freiwald (ex-Sodom), Ingo Bajonczak (Assassin), Chris Tsitsis (ex-Suicidal Angels), and Marc Hauschild have joined forces a new band called Bonded. You can find a video for the demo version of the group’s new song “God Given” below:
“In late 2017 Fredrik approached me asking if I knew any great vocalists. I’m no George Michael, but Tobias has a very similar vocal range to mine and I figured my voice could be a good fit for the band. He mentioned some new songs were in the works, and Embers — or The Cat, which was the working title — was the first one he sent me to grace with my beautiful baritone.
“The lyrics are about reconciling with the fact that as we age, we become different people. We have to let our experiences shape us, and hopefully learn from our mistakes. We can’t cling to who we were, neither for comfort nor pride. Identity is a fleeting concept, and expecting it to be a constant is naïve — in yourself as well as in other people. We can’t keep all the fires burning through the long night that is our lives.”
Anders Odden (Satyricon) has joined forces with Dirk Verbeuren (Megadeth) to relaunch his old band Cadaver. You can check out a video for their new song “Circle of Morbidity” below. The track features guest vocals from Jeff Becerra (Possessed) and it is expected to appear on the group’s upcoming album “Edder & Bile.”
Odden said the following about Cadaver’s return:
“In my heart I have always had the notion that Cadaver exists somehow. Dirk played session live work for Satyricon on the 70,000 Tons Of Metal cruise in 2014 and we got to know each other then. He talked about how much he loved Cadaver and I then told him that I had been recording demos for 10 years without a drummer….so, being the guy he is, he then says, ‘Send the songs to me!”
He also had the following to say about working with Becerra:
“When I heard Possessed for the first time in 1985, I knew this was my kind of music. To have the original creator of death metal on our comeback single is huge for me, I am beyond thrilled to show everybody what we have been cooking up this time around.”
“It was a great honor being asked by Anders to sing backup vocals on ‘Circle of Morbidity’. Of course, working with Anders Odden & Dirk Verbeuren is like a fantastic nightmare, brutal and heavy as hell. Congratulations to Anders Odden/Cadaver on this brand new single. Amazing song, thank you!”
Accept have released a new 7″ single titled “Life’s A Bitch.” The effort comes with the new title track on the a-side and a live version of “Restless And Wild” from Wacken 2017 on the b-side. You can stream “Life’s A Bitch” below. Wolf Hoffmann commented:
“We love the title of the single… Who does not agree to that ‘life’s a bitch’? It is universal, even if the stories are different. Everybody knows what that means!”
Cynic’s Paul Masvidal has announced that he will be releasing a trilogy of records titled “Mythical Human Vessel.” The first part, “Mythical,” will be released on May 31 and the first single “The Spaces” can be streamed below:
Here’s a description of the project:
“At the center of Masvidal’s experiment is the use of Isochronic tones, a “brain-entrainment” technology. Isochronics are said to produce bio-chemical reactions in the body that increase serotonin, alleviate depression and stress, improve focus, and aid in restful sleep, similar to the effects of exposure to negative ions in nature.
Through its incorporation of Isochronic tones, Mythical Human Vessel is intended as “an inherently relaxing listening experience, and adding the tones multiplied the benefits,” Masvidal says. “More serotonin for all!”
Throughout all three volumes of Mythical Human Vessel, the sound of undulating and sweeping frequencies in slow and rapid succession act as a subliminal agent to affect the listener positively and help to create a deeper connection to the songs themselves.”
Pre-orders can be found HERE. It’s also worth noting that Masvidal is working on a special live show that will use technology and imagery from Greymar.