Watch New Clip From Upcoming Short Film On Chimaira’s Mark Hunter & Mental Illness

Chimaira’s Mark Hunter is the subject of a new short film created by director Nick Cavalier. The documentary, which is named after the band’s track “Down Again,” focuses on the connections between creativity and mental illness. It will be released on October 10 and a new clip from it can be seen below:

Hunter said the following about the film:

“I have dealt with depression and bipolar for a good part of my life. It’s probably safe to say that most Chimaira fans understand that the band’s music, lyrics, and live performances were my cathartic outlet.”

“I was a bit apprehensive [to do this documentary] at first. Not because I am unwilling to share my story, but more so because there are thousands of people infinitely more interesting than me. And worse off than me. But in the end, I am thankful to have been a part of this short documentary. It captured an extremely critical moment in time. The rekindling of friendships with my former bandmates was one of the most significant healing moments of my entire life.”

“It’s unfortunate to note the past couple of years have been tough on the music community. We lost a lot of talented people to their struggles with depression. I hope the viewers of our film will take away a story of healing and feel the impact of dealing with mental health issues head-on.”

“This is not a story about Chimaira, although fans of the band will be excited to see familiar faces and hear some of their favorite songs. The audience will get a glimpse into my personality and how I use art to better deal with the harder moments of life.”

Hunter and Cavalier discussed the film further during a recent interview with Loudwire.

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Wes Borland (Limp Bizkit) Teases New Song, Delays “The Astral Hand” To 2019

Wes Borland (Limp Bizkit) has posted a teaser for a new track off his upcoming solo album “The Astral Hand.“ That effort was expected to be released this year, but it will now arrive in 2019. You can read more about that and check out the preview in the below Instagram post:

Four Seconds Ago (Periphery) Share “The Vacancy” Album Sampler

Four Seconds Ago, the band featuring Periphery guitarists Misha Mansoor and Jake Bowen, have shared a sampler featuring previews of all the tracks on their debut album “The Vacancy.” That effort will be released on September 28.

Henry Derek Elis (Act Of Defiance) To Release New Solo Album “The Devil Is My Friend” In October

Henry Derek Elis (Act Of Defiance, ex-Scar The Martyr) has revealed the details for his new dark folk solo album “The Devil Is My Friend.” The effort will be released on October 26 and a trailer for it can be seen below:

A press release offered some more insight into the album:

Tragic themes and a folk-tinged Southern Gothic Americana sound form the basis of The Devil Is My Friend, the haunting full-length solo debut by Henry Derek Elis, with contributions from Aubrey Richmond & John Schreffler Jr. (Shooter Jennings), Jarboe (Swans), Tara Vanflower (Lycia) Neal Tiemann (DevilDriver) and many more.

In a marked stylistic departure from his persona as frontman for heavier rock acts, Henry has crafted a poetic and deeply personal solo debut, steeped in memories of his childhood in Milledgeville, GA, the same place Blind Willie McTell and Flannery O’Connor made their death beds; “the kind of small town with a haunted past that can swallow you up whole if you let it,” says Henry.

Dynamic rock arrangements reflect Henry’s encyclopedic knowledge of dark folk, classic country, traditional blues and classical music, resulting in an atmospheric, apocalyptic landscape, where lonely sonic highways are littered with the detritus of misfortune and the soft glimmering of something that might be hope.

Henry Derek Elis’origins are about as strange as his career in the music business. Raised by his grandmother, Henry grew up next to Central State Hospital, once known as the largest psychiatric facility in the world. Throughout his childhood, Henry observed the ravages of illness, addiction and suicide first hand.

Henry came to prominence upon moving to Atlanta, playing in mostly rock and metal bands before joining The Sweet Meat Love & Holy Cult, a folk collective with legendary artist Jarboe (formerly of the influential band Swans). This inspired him to create acoustic-based folk music under the moniker: To The Boy Elis, a reference from the work of Austrian born poet, Georg Trakl.

Henry moved to Los Angeles and recorded demos with various bands, including members of Gorgoroth, Type O Negative and Anthrax. In 2013 he joined the band Scar The Martyr with drummer Joey Jordison of Slipknot fame. After releasing one album on Roadrunner Records, Henry went on to help form the extreme thrash metal band Act Of Defiance, featuring former members of Megadeth and Shadows Fall.

“The Devil Is My Friend” Track Listing:

01. “No Skin”
02. “The Devil Is My Friend”
03. “What’s Left Of Us”
04. “Sing For The Dead Man”
05. “Weeping Willow”
06. “Corpse Carver”
07. “If It’s Not Too Late”
08. “Only Bones”
09. “M.O.M.”
10. “Graveyard Country Blues”

[via BraveWords]

Avenged Sevenfold Post Official Teaser For New Song “Mad Hatter”

Avenged Sevenfold have posted an official teaser for their new song “Mad Hatter.” The track was recorded for “Call Of Duty: Black Ops 4” (out October 12) and it will premiere on September 17. A new EP featuring all four of the band’s “Call Of Duty: Black Ops” tracks is coming soon as well.