Inspired by System Of A Down being announced for Reading and Leeds 2013 yesterday, we’ve only gone and thrown together an Ultimate System Of A Down Mix on Spotify.
System and Bring Me The Horizon have joined the likes of Eminem, Deftones and Biffy Clyro at the two festivals, which both take place on the weekend of August 23-25.
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Have a listen to our SOAD mix below, and tell us whether you think it’s the greatest mix ever made (definitely) or rubbish (blatantly not) on Facebook.
Dutch symphonic metal heavyweights Within Temptation have announced that they’ve found a new label and will record the follow-up to 2011′s The Unforgiving this Autumn.
“We have been, and we are still hiding in our studios since winter started,” comment the band, whose last opus was a concept album themed around a comic penned by BloodRayne writer Steven O’Connell. “With every writing session, new things are happening. We are experimenting a lot and are trying to hold on to this magical feeling.
“We are looking forward to the moment that we can share with you where this journey has taken us.
“We are excited to have found a new enthusiastic label partner, BMG Rights, with whom are aiming for a release in autumn, which perfectly fits the mood of the album. As soon as we can, we will share more information about the new album. In the mean time we will see you on the road this summer!”
Stay tuned for more info on that bad boy, aight?
Irish thrashers Gama Bomb have unveiled the title of their brand new album! The Terror Tapes is the follow-up to 2009′s Tales From The Grave In Space. and will drop on April 22 via AFM.
“I think this album’s really going to shock people,” says singer Philly Byrne. “We’re not afraid to write brash, outrageous songs that will make people stand up and shout. There are some straight-up classics on this album and we can’t wait for everyone to hear it.”
“It’s been a long road to bring The Terror Tapes to life,” he adds. “I had throat surgery, Domo had a tendon injury, we changed our lineup, we recorded without a label, did it all the hard way. We worked hard and got through and made a great album which we’re proud to be releasing with such great guys as AFM, who really believe in what we’re doing. We’ve spent long enough in the shadows; now we’re ready to re-emerge.”
Expect songs about zombies and videogames and suchlike.
Metal Hammer is dead chuffed to premiere the brand new video from Hardcore Superstar! One More Minute is taken from the Swedes’ new album C’mon Take Me On, out March 4 via Nuclear Blast.
Get the glittery lipstick out and watch it below:
Trivium have confirmed that Disturbed frontman David Draiman will be producing their next studio album, the follow-up to 2011′s excellent In Waves.
The chaps over at Metal Injection discovered that the band are currently holed up with ol’ Davey at a studio in Austin, Texas.
Now, we bloody love Trivium, and we throw down to Down With The Sickness as hard as the next batch of drunken wallies at metal club nights, but we did definitely not expect this. Interesting. Anyhoo, expect that album to drop via Roadrunner later this year.
As well as a host of bands, awesome bars and entertainment (plus the small matter of BEING ON A FUCKING BOAT, Y’ALL), 70,000 Tons Of Metal will also be throwing in actual official Pool Girls that’ll be onsite all week, dressed by the supremely talented Toxic Vision as well. Not bad.
The cruise will be setting sail from Miami, FL on January 28 to Cockburn Town on the beautiful Turks and Caicos Islands, returning on Friday, February 1!
Ticket prices start at US$666 plus US$299 taxes and fees per person and include all on-board entertainment, non-alcoholic and non-carbonated drinks, all meals at the dining rooms, most on-board restaurants and even 24 room service!
Grab your tickets now from http://www.70000tons.com
The confirmed lineup so far is as follows:
3 INCHES OF BLOOD
DIE APOKALYPTISCHEN REITER
FLOTSAM AND JETSAM
METAL CHURCH (Reunion Show)
RAGE and LINGUA MORTIS ORCHESTRA
SUBWAY TO SALLY
Dave Grohl gets around a bit, doesn’t he?! Soon after his collaboration with Corey Taylor emerged online, it’s been revealed that Our Dave will be featured on Ghost’s upcoming ABBA cover. Yeeeeup.
The cover – I’m A Marionette – will have Dave on both drumming and production duties and be included as a B-side on new Ghost single Secular Haze, which precedes the Swedes’ imminent second studio albumInfestissumam.
Infestissumam is the follow-up to their ridiculously brilliant 2010 debut Opus Eponymous and will be released in the Spring. Check out the tracklist below….
02. Per Aspera Ad Inferi
03. Secular Haze
04. Jigolo Har Megiddo
05. Ghuleh / Zombie Queen
06. Year Zero
08. Body And Blood
09. Depth Of Satans Eyes
10. Monstrance Clock
Ghost played new song Secular Haze live in their hometown of Linköping recently and unveiled the new-look Papa E in the process…even though Papa E was already on stage. Lolwhut?
Check out the video below:
Ghost headline the Jägermeister Music Tour 2013, with tickets only a fiver and support coming fromGojira and The Defiled.
The tour hits the following UK venues:
Monday 18th March – Sheffield O2 Academy
Tuesday 19th March – Glasgow O2 Academy
Wednesday 20th March – Bristol O2 Academy
Friday 22nd March – Bournemouth O2 Academy
Saturday 23rd March – Birmingham O2 Academy
Sunday 24th March – Brixton O2 Academy
Tickets are available now from ticketweb.co.uk or 0844 477 2000. (18+ only).