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BEHEMOTH's NERGAL Says Many Of Today's Extreme Metal Bands Lack 'Rock Spirit'
EMP Rock Invasion earlier in the year conducted an interview with guitarist/vocalist Adam "Nergal" Darski of Polish extreme metallers BEHEMOTH. You can now watch the chat below. Speaking about BEHEMOTH's propensity for writing music that, despite its extreme nature, possesses a lot of "hooks," Darski said: "I like hooks. I mean, we all [grew up on] rock and roll, and I like rock and roll song structures." He continued: "I'm officially [an] anti-fan of today's extreme metal bands that are just taking part in this rat race, trying to play as many notes as they can, play as many arpeggios within three-minute-long songs as they can, and it's just missing hooks, it's just missing the point. There is no rock spirit within the music." Asked what defines "rock spirit" for him, Darski said: "Balls. There's balls in riffs and in the songwriting and in the approach. I don't think it's definable. It's either there or it's not, and I'm sure that [BEHEMOTH's latest album] 'The Satanist' has a lot of balls." BEHEMOTH released a limited-edition, hand-numbered 12-inch EP called "Xiadz" in November. The EP was made avaialble in three vinyl colors. "Xiadz" is strictly limited to 500 vinyl copies worldwide and was not made available on CD. Black vinyl, black-gold splatter, and gold vinyl gatefold, 180-gram editions containing the previously unreleased tracks "Xiadz" and "Towards The Dying Sun We March", as well as a re-recorded version of "Moonspell Rites" were made available to order at this location. BEHEMOTH's latest album, "The Satanist", sold around 10,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 34 on The Billboard 200 chart. The band's ninth full-length studio CD, 2009's "Evangelion", opened with around 8,500 units to land at No. 56. "The Satanist" was released on February 3 in the U.K., February 4 in North America and Poland, February 5 in Japan, and February 7 in the rest of the world.
STEEL PANTHER: Acoustic Performance Of Christmas Track 'The Stocking Song'
UK's Metal Hammer magazine has uploaded professionally filmed video footage of Los Angeles glam-metal jokesters STEEL PANTHER performing their first-ever original Christmas track, "The Stocking Song", on Monday, December 8 at the 12 Bar Club in London, England. Check it out below. Featuring STEEL PANTHER's signature hooks and naughty take on the holiday season, "The Stocking Song" is available for purchase on iTunes and on Amazon. "We bring happiness to millions of people around the world. Why not during the holidays?" frontman Michael Starr tells Billboard.com. "We love to spread the love. The holiday season is the best time to pick up strippers at a strip club. The ones that are working on Christmas Eve usually have no family and are really lonely. So it's super easy to take them home and do some kissin' underneath the camel toe." Adds bassist Lexxi Foxx, "I like the holidays — I like to call them the highlidays. I'm definitely a Christmas kind of guy. For me, it snows all year 'round, if you know what I'm talking about. There's always a bunch of snow, so I'm down with the holiday season. So when you listen to the song it's about all kinds of cool presents you can get your chicks, or a chick, all kinds of bits and stocking stuffers that only we would think of." Having just wrapped a highly successful run as main support for JUDAS PRIEST in North America last month, STEEL PANTHER will now head out on a North American headlining run beginning this week in Charlotte, North Carolina at The Fillmore. Following the North American headlining dates, the band will be play a series of "Threesomes", two three-night residencies, one in their hometown of Los Angeles and the other in nearby Las Vegas, at the cities' respective House Of Blues venues in February. STEEL PANTHER's third album, "All You Can Eat", sold around 13,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to land at position No. 24 on The Billboard 200 chart. The CD arrived in stores on April 1 via Open E/KLS.
Manson, John 5, In Flames, All That Remains…
Marilyn Manson is streaming a video for his new single “Deep Six“. John 5 has added a few new tour dates! A complete list may be viewed at john-5.com. ForeverAtLast has signed to Victory Records. In Flames will be on tour with All That Remains and Wovenwar in February! Dates here! and now, a video.
Incubus!
Incubus have signed on with Island Records and plan to release two EP’s, one in February or March followed by a summer release. Kid Rock will release new music, ‘First Kiss‘, on February 24th.
Papa Roach, Of Mice & Men, 36 Crazyfists & …
Listen to this! Bypass by ToWhomItMay New Papa Roach! Listen to “Broken As Me“! Check out the new Imagine Dragons track, “Gold“. Of Mice & Men will release ‘Restoring Force: Full Circle‘ on February 24th. The two CD edition includes three new tracks, an acoustic version of “Feels Like Forever” and some other neat stuff… […]
Release Day!
The following releases are now available: Single Releases Falling in Reverse – “God, If You Are Above…” (Epitaph) – Amazon MP3 Hinder – “Hit the Ground” (The End) – Amazon MP3 Young the Giant – “Crystallized” (Fueled By Ramen) – Amazon MP3
Lieutenant, Manson, Atreyu, Adam Gontier & …
Nate Mendel of the Foo Fighters will release his solo debut under the name Lieutenant in March. Give him your email address and get the track “Rattled“. Marilyn Manson has a new track on the Internet. Check out “Deep Six“! Everclear has signed with The End Records for their new compact disc, ‘Black Is The […]
Epiccenter, Senses Fail & …
Daily lineups for Welcome to Rockville are up on WelcomeToRockvilleFestival.com. Korn will headline the 2015 Epiccenter Festival in Inglewood, CA on March 14th. Limp Bizkit, House of Pain featuring Everlast, P.O.D. Suicidal Tendencies and Hopsin will also perform. EpiccenterFestival.com for info! Senses Fail have announced a few headlining dates marking the 10th anniversary of their […]
Hellyeah, John 5 & …
Hellyeah will kick off the New Year with a tour featuring Devour the Day and Like a Storm. Dates on hellyeah.com! John 5 will be touring in February in support of his new solo album, ‘Careful With That Axe‘. Dates here…
Seether, Coal Chamber, Northern Invasion & …
Seether’s Rise Above Fest will return to Darling’s Waterfront Park in Bangor, ME on May 9th. The festival lineup includes Seether, Godsmack, Papa Roach, Slash with Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators, All That Remains, Butcher Babies and others TBA. Tickets on sale Saturday. Seether.com for more info… Slipknot will headline Northern Invasion on May 9th […]
Police Close Investigation of Scott Stapp's Money Complaint After Singer Can't Be Located
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Ghost B.C.'s 'Year Zero' Transformed Into Christmas Carol 'Hail Santa'
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Kid Rock to Headline 2015 Daytona 500 Pre-Race Festivities
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Marilyn Manson Unveils 'Deep Six' Music Video
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Families of South By Southwest Car Crash Victims File Seven Lawsuits
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