Another week passes another spate of music has whistled us by, alas Wall of Sound has you covered with the second edition of ICYMI!
There’s not a month pass by where the old Sepultura gang aren’t bashing on each other in some shape or form, this time it’s past drummer Igor Cavalera (Cavalera Conspiracy) who states his former colleagues should ‘just call it quits’, a tad harsh but these tit for tat snide remarks seem to be never ending with that clan. It seems, past history with band’s are never far from questioning for some artists which led Phil Anselmo (Pantera, Down) to state this week that he would jump at the chance of a Pantera reunion. I’m guessing Vinnie Paul (Hellyeah, Pantera) would have other ideas on that subject. Fans fascination with past endeavours and favourite line ups will never cease. Anselmo, at least, has several fingers in pies at present to soothe his animosity and is currently touring with his old hardcore buddies, Superjoint Ritual for the first time in Europe. Will we see this band on Soundwave 2016?
Mastodon’s Brent Hinds says he ‘fucking hates heavy metal’, most likely a throwaway quote as the face tattoed larrikin is known for his whimsical humour now and then, nonetheless, going from the bands more recent radio friendly singles, perhaps not? In other news, Slash has revealed that Myles Kennedy and his Conspirators will be hitting the studio again later this year to record a follow up to World on Fire, whilst hardcore legends Vision of Disorder are doing likewise albeit a guitarist shorter following the exit of Matt Baumbach. It remains to be seen if Baumbach is replaced or the band settle on a four piece line up. We shall wait and see.
Foo Fighters frontman, Dave Grohl and his recently snapped leg is apparently worse then first thought with the revelation that he may not walk for several months. If that wasn’t bad enough the band had another confession to make, saying that all future Foo albums may be conceptual.
n the tour front, King Parrot are set to head around Australia again in August/September this time taking in some more regional centres to spread the love. Code Orange, the hardcore quartet from Pittsburgh, are heading around Oz also in late September, on the back of their 2014 release, I Am King. If those bands are a tad too heavy for your liking, alternative rockers, Lifehouse, are coming to Australia and New Zealand in support of their recently released 8th album Out of the Wasteland.
A handful of music videos were dropped this week including;
The recently departed Megadeth members, Chris Broderick and Shawn Drover and their new band, Act of Defiance released their first single, ‘Throwdown’, a promising heavy slab accompanied by some stellar Chris Broderick technical guitar work, check it out;
Motor Sister, another Scott Ian (Anthrax) side project, has landed, ‘Beg, Borrow, Steal‘, with some ballsy rock from debut album Ride;
German power metal maestro’s, Powerwolf are back with a new album next month and here’s there new music video for ‘Army of the Night’;
2015 Soundwave attendees, Butcher Babies released ‘Monsters Ball’ from upcoming new album Take It Like a Man, due in August;
Onto album news, and there was none bigger this week than the news from the Disturbed camp, who announced a new album, released a new music video and are eyeing a return to touring following their self imposed 4 year hiatus. Here is the music video ‘The Vengeful One’ from the album, Immortalized which will be released on August 21.
It doesn’t end there for music either with a 6 pack of streams to check out;
Hate Eternal, check out ‘The Stygian Deep’, the second new track from new album Infernus coming August 21
Cradle of Filth have released the official lyric video for ‘Deflowering The Maidenhead, Displeasuring The Goddess’ from new album Hammer Of The Witches out worldwide via Nuclear Blast Records on July 10th, 2015!
The Black Dahlia Murder currently in the midst of an Australian tour release new album Abysmal September 18, 2015, here is the track ‘Vlad, Son of Dragon’
Bullet for My Valentine are back and clearly a fan of the ‘gang vocal’, here’s ‘You Want a Battle?’ (Here’s a War). New album Venom is due mid August
Thrash titans, Death Angel release A THRASHUMENTARY Dvd on July 17 (EU) and July 24 (US) via Nuclear Blast Records. The Dvd includes the live-album The Bay Calls For Blood and the band are streaming ‘Fallen’ for your listening pleasure;
So that’s this week in a nutshell…enjoy \m/
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