Rings Of Saturn Finish Re-Recorded Version Of “Embryonic Anomaly”

Rings Of Saturn have officially finished their re-recorded version of “Embryonic Anomaly.” Lucas Mann said the following about that:

“‼I’m very pleased to announce that the Rings of Saturn Embryonic Anomaly Remake album was completed TONIGHT‼ We had switched studios a few times searching for the right sound for this remake album and Sammy Morales knocked it out of the park 🔥 Launch date details and new merch pre-order information will be available soon. ‼Also, the Lugal Ki En instrumental release drops THIS MONTH.‼ Huge thank you to Brette Ciamarra for making this happen 🙏”

Diamond Head Release 2020 Version Of “Am I Evil?”

Diamond Head have premiered a new video for the 2020 version of “Am I Evil?” The track is from the new re-recorded version of “Lightning To The Nations,” which will be released on November 20.

Brian Tatler commented:

“‘Am I Evil?’ is one of the songs that Metallica covered. I got a call from Lars Ulrich on September 20th, 1986 to say that Metallica were playing that evening as part of the ‘Master Of Puppets’ tour at the Birmingham Odeon which was the best venue in the Midlands to see bands. Lars invited me along, so I caught the number nine bus, picked up my backstage pass, and was shown into Metallica’s dressing room. I was then introduced to James Hetfield, Kirk Hammett and Cliff Burton. Lars suggested that I get up and play ‘Am I Evil?’ on stage with them in the encore. I, of course, agreed and, after watching their amazing set for an hour, I went backstage again where the guitar techs strapped James’s white Flying V onto me. Then Lars ran to the center vocal mic and introduced me as ‘the guy who wrote this next song!’ The five of us played ‘Am I Evil?’ up to the fast section then Metallica went into ‘Damage, Inc.’ and I scarpered off stage. It was a brilliant experience!”

He also added:

“It’s been a really great experience to revisit and re-record ‘Am I Evil?’ and the ‘Lightning To The Nations’ album for 2020. It’s also about time that Diamond Head’s biggest song finally has a video. Thank you to Andy Pilkington [Very Metal Art] for this mini epic.”

Diamond Head To Release Re-Recorded Version Of “Lightning To The Nations” In November

Diamond Head will be celebrating the 40th anniversary of “Lightning To The Nations” by releasing a re-recorded version of the album on November 20. This version of the effort will also feature four covers.

“Lightning To The Nations 2020” Track Listing:

01. “Lightning To The Nations”
02. “The Prince”
03. “Sucking My Love”
04. “Am I Evil?”
05. “Sweet And Innocent”
06. “It’s Electric”
07. “Helpless”
08. “No Remorse” (Metallica cover)
09. “Immigrant Song” (Led Zeppelin cover)
10. “Sinner” (Judas Priest cover)
11. “Rat Bat Blue” (Deep Purple cover)

Brian Tatler commented:

“We thought it’d be great to re-record the debut album with this lineup and the modern technology available. The original album was recorded and mixed in a week, and we were very young; still 19-20 years old when it was recorded, so there’s a lot of that youthful energy. But we didn’t have the technique, time, or craftsmanship to record it with the sort of power that we could now. So that was a real thing to savor: the opportunity to go in the studio and record these songs fresh and vibrant.”

“‘Lightning To The Nations 2020’ is packed with ideas and riffs, but there is some thought gone into it all, and maybe that’s why it still sounds really good now and we’re still having conversations about it.”

A video for the first single, an updated version of “It’s Electric,” can be found below. Tatler added the following about that track:

“It was written on the 15th of June 1978; it was the forty-fifth song Diamond Head ever wrote. It was kind of our version of an AC/DC song. I had noticed that AC/DC had gaps in their riffs so I thought I would do one in that vein and out came ‘It’s Electric’. It was fast and exciting and soon found its way into our live set. We had the pleasure of opening for AC/DC in January 1980 and performed ‘It’s Electric’ in the set. I looked over to my left and noticed we were being watched by Bon Scott!”

“Metallica covered this song on their 1998 album ‘Garage, Inc.’ Sean and I wrote ‘It’s Electric’ in the key of G but Metallica transposed it to F# to make it easier to play. I have played it their way ever since.”

In Flames Premiere Video For Re-Recorded Version Of “Only For The Weak”

In Flames have premiered a new video for their re-recorded version “Only For The Weak.” This track was previously released as part of the band’s “Clayman 2020” EP. It is also available on the newly released 20th anniversary deluxe edition of “Clayman.”

Venom Prison Premiere Video For Re-Recorded Version Of “Daemon Vulgaris”

Venom Prison have premiered a new video for the re-recorded version of “Daemon Vulgaris.” This version of the track is from the band’s new album “Primeval,” which will be released on October 9. That effort will feature re-recorded versions of songs from their “Defy The Tyrant” and “Primal Chaos“ EPs, as well as two new songs. The band said the following about “Daemon Vulgaris”:

“Human cruelty can take many forms, from the daily almost unnoticed ways in which we hurt each other to atrocities like genocide and slavery. The capacity for such destructiveness is rooted deep within us. ‘Daemon Vulgaris‘ depicts humanity as the evil force of destruction. Exploring our destructive impact on other species and the capacity of the planet to sustain life as we know it. – ‘Wrong does not cease to be wrong because the majority share in it’ (Leo Tolstoy)”

Mr. Bungle To Release Re-Recorded Version Of “The Raging Wrath Of The Easter Bunny” Demo In October, Share Video For “Raping Your Mind”

Mr. Bungle will be releasing a re-recorded version of their “The Raging Wrath Of The Easter Bunny” demo on October 30. Mike Patton, Trey Spruance, and Trevor Dunn tracked that effort with Scott Ian (Anthrax) and Dave Lombardo (ex-Slayer, etc.). The first single, a re-recorded version of “Raping Your Mind,” can be found below:

“The Raging Wrath Of The Easter Bunny” Track Listing:

01. “Grizzly Adams”
02. “Anarchy Up Your Anus” (feat. Rhea Perlman)
03. “Raping Your Mind”
04. “Hypocrites” / “Habla Español O Muere” (Stormtroopers Of Death cover)
05. “Bungle Grind ”
06. “Methematics”
07. “Eracist”
08. “Spreading The Thighs of Death”
09. “Loss For Words” (Corrosion Of Conformity cover)
10. “Glutton For Punishment”
11. “Sudden Death”

Patton commented:

“Recording THIS music with THESE guys was an enormous head-rush of virtuosity and surprises every day in the studio. Trey’s video game-esque solos, Scott’s bionic right hand and cyborg-like precision, Dave’s caveman-meets-Bobby Brady-like drum fills, Trevor’s solid foundation and laser-focus to detail. There is nothing sweeter than getting your ass kicked by true comrades…where everyone has a singular drive and mission.”

Dunn added:

“Recording this record felt like we were finally utilizing our Ph.Ds in Thrash Metal. All we had to do was go back to our original professors for some additional guidance and talk them into joining us. Turns out we were A+ students. We even went for extra credit by revisiting some tunes that we’d given up on back in the day. It was less like a trip of nostalgia and more like the refining of an original, worthy document. We were haunted for 35 years by the fact that this music wasn’t given it’s due respect. Now we can die.”

Pre-orders can be found HERE.

Mr. Bungle Tease Re-Recorded Version Of “Raping Your Mind”

Mr. Bungle have posted a teaser for their re-recorded version of “Raping Your Mind.” The full track will be released on August 13 and it will also appear on the upcoming re-recorded version of “The Raging Wrath Of The Easter Bunny.” Mike Patton, Trey Spruance, and Trevor Dunn tracked that effort with Scott Ian (Anthrax) and Dave Lombardo (ex-Slayer, etc.).

Black Veil Brides Share “Re-Stitch These Wounds” Album Sampler

Black Veil Brides have shared an album sampler for the new re-recorded version of “We Stitch These Wounds.” That release, which is titled “Re-Stitch These Wounds,“ will be available on July 31.

Black Veil Brides Stream Re-Recorded Version Of “Perfect Weapon”

Black Veil Brides are streaming a re-recorded version of their song “Perfect Weapon.” This version of the track will appear on the new re-recorded version of “We Stitch These Wounds.” That release, which is titled “Re-Stitch These Wounds,“ will be available on July 31.