Dead Cross Premiere New Video For Panicker Remix Of “Shillelagh”

Dead Cross (ex-Slayer, Faith No More, etc.) have premiered a new video for the Panicker remix of “Shillelagh.“ This version of the track is from the band’s recently released self-titled EP.

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Megadeth Stream Remixed/Remastered Version Of “The Skull Beneath The Skin”

Megadeth are streaming “The Skull Beneath The Skin” from the deluxe, remixed and remastered edition of their 1985 album “Killing Is My Business…And Business Is Good!” over at Billboard. The effort, which is titled “Killing Is My Business…And Business Is Good – The Final Kill,“ will be released on June 8. It has been remixed by Mark Lewis and remastered by Ted Jensen, and it will include the full album, along with live audio tracks from VHS tapes found in Dave Mustaine’s attic, the band’s 1984 three-track demo, and their cover of Lee Hazelwood‘s “These Boots” with recut vocals. It will also include revised artwork, new packaging with photos, flyers, etc. and new liner notes from Mustaine. Head to Billboard to stream “The Skull Beneath The Skin” and read an interview with Mustaine in which he touches on a variety of topics including Metallica’s shelved “No Life ‘Til Leather” reissue, which he doesn’t believe will be released.

Prong Planning “Power Of The Damager” Reissue

It looks like Prong are planning to remix and remaster “Power Of The Damager” for an upcoming reissue. Tommy Victor confirmed the news in the below tweet:

[via The PRP]

DragonForce To Release Remixed And Remastered Version Of “The Power Within”

DragonForce have announced that they will be releasing a remixed and remastered version of “The Power Within,” called “Re-Powered Within,” on May 4. Guitarist Herman Li commented:

“I love how ‘Re-Powered Within’ has turned out. We remixed and remastered the original music with a more modern production, in the vein of our last two releases. The result is a clearer, more powerful sound. The fans will get to hear the music in better detail, bringing out parts they couldn’t hear so well before, and injecting new excitement into the songs we love even more now.”

“Re-Powered Within” Track Listing:

01. “Holding On”
02. “Fallen World”
03. “Cry Thunder”
04. “Give Me The Night”
05. “Wings Of Liberty”
06. “Seasons”
07. “Heart Of The Storm”
08. “Die By The Sword”
09. “Last Man Stands”
10. “Seasons” (Acoustic Version)
11. “Power Of The Ninja Sword”
12. “Heart Of the Storm” (Alternative Chorus Version)
13. “Avant La Tempête” (Instrumental)

Megadeth Announce Deluxe Reissue Of “Killing Is My Business…And Business Is Good!”

Megadeth will be releasing a deluxe, remixed and remastered edition of their 1985 album “Killing Is My Business…And Business Is Good!” on June 8. This version of the effort, which is titled “Killing Is My Business…And Business Is Good – The Final Kill,“ has be remixed by Mark Lewis and remastered by Ted Jensen. The set will include the full album, along with live audio tracks from VHS tapes found in Dave Mustaine’s attic, the band’s 1984 three-track demo, and their cover of Lee Hazelwood‘s “These Boots” with recut vocals. It will also include revised artwork, new packaging with photos, flyers, etc. and new liner notes from Mustaine.

Track Listing:

01. “Last Rites” / “Loved To Deth” (remastered)
02. “Killing Is My Business…And Business Is Good!” (remastered)
03. “The Skull Beneath The Skin” (remastered)
04. “Rattlehead” (remastered)
05. “Chosen Ones” (remastered)
06. “Looking Down The Cross” (remastered)
07. “Mechanix” (remastered)
08. “These Boots” (remastered)
09. “Last Rites” / “Loved to Deth” (live) (1987 London, UK)
10. “Killing Is My Business…And Business Is Good!” (live) (1986 Denver, CO)
11. “The Skull Beneath The Skin” (live) (1990 London, UK)
12. “Rattlehead” (live) (1987 Bochum, Germany)
13. “Chosen Ones” (live) (1986 Denver, CO)
14. “Looking Down the Cross” (live) (1986 Denver, CO)
15. “Mechanix” (live) (1986 Denver, CO)
16. “Last Rites” / “Loved To Deth” (demo) (remastered)
17. “The Skull Beneath The Skin” (demo) (remastered)
18. “Mechanix” (demo) (remastered)

Various pre-order options are available with more information available HERE.

“…And Justice For All” Mixer Steve Thompson Says Metallica “Have No Desire” To Remix The Album For The Deluxe Edition

Despite the fact that Jason Newsted‘s bass parts are buried in the mix, Metallica apparently “have no desire” to remix “…And Justice For All” for the upcoming deluxe edition. Mixer Steve Thompson confirmed the news on the Talk Toomey Podcast.

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Thompson said the following about the initial mixing:

“The first day Lars would come in with pictures of an EQ setup [of] how he wanted his drums to sound, every drum. So I said to Barbiero, ‘Michael, why don’t you work with Lars and get the drums sounding the way he wants them and once you got that let me know.’

So he gets the sound that Lars wanted and I listened to ’em myself and said ‘Man, this sounds like shit.’ …And so I chased everybody out of the room, I started putting everything up, re-EQing drums, bringing the guitars up, bringing the bass up, because the bass was a great part because it was a perfect marriage with Hetfield‘s rhythm guitars, it just was great. And I’m blowing up the band and everything like that and Hetfield comes in and [he] thumbs up, everybody, he’s happy.

So when I was ready for playback, Lars comes walking in, listens to about 15 seconds and he says ‘turn it off.’ And he goes to me ‘Uhh, what happens to my drum sound?’ So I think I just probably said ‘You were serious?”

So I had to get the drum sound back to where Lars was happy and I wasn’t… And then he said ‘See the bass?’ I said ‘Yeah,’ he said, ‘I want you to bring it down about 5 or 6db. I said ‘Why,’ [he said] ‘Just bring it down.’ So I brought it down where you barely audibly could hear it. And he goes now ‘drop it down a little more’.

And I remember I think I turned around to James and James just put his hands up and I said ‘Really, why would you do that?’”

He then added the following about the deluxe edition:

“I just contributed to the anniversary album of ‘…And Justice [For All‘]. I just sent them a bunch of pictures and some outtakes, but they have no desire to re-mix the record. They want to keep it the way it is.

They might remaster it or something like that, but there is only so much mastering you can do. And I’ll tell you the truth, I don’t even know if those original multitracks could be saved. Because there are like 5 million edits in them from Lars‘ drums alone. So if you have the box and open it up there probably be about 50 million pieces of tape all over the place.”

He later stated:

“They’ve lived with it this long. I’ve lived with most of the criticism, ’cause everybody assumes it’s my fault. And I guess I have to take blame cause it says my name says mixed by me and Barbiero.

But I remember when Metallica got elected to the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame, they flew us in there to be a part of it—which I thought was great—and I remember hanging out with Lars and Lars basically came up to me and said ‘Steve, what happened to the bass on the record?’ He actually asked me that and I just said ‘Ok, I give up, I give up’ [laughing.]”

[via The PRP]

Code Orange Guitarist Remixes “Only One Way”

Code Orange’s Eric “Shade” Balderose has shared his “Only1(The Hard Way)“ remix of “Only One Way.“ He said the following about that:

“Keeping a unique creative energy in every aspect of Code Orange is something we are always thinking about and it’s what drives me personally.This song was a great opportunity for me to portray my alternate vision of the song and for us to bridge the gap with other genres and artists we are influenced by. We are constantly evolving and we’re going to keep pushing the boundaries of our band.”

[via The Fader]