ICYMI – Week Ending 12th July

Corey Taylor, aka Number 8 of Slipknot and one of the leading men in metal in the last decade, has taken a little swipe at Kanye West’s egotistical suggestion that he was the “greatest living rock star on the planet”. Not only was it a great return serve by Taylor but the YouTube clip has gone viral, reaching in excess of 3 million hits in just a few days. Check it out here…

All we can say is…..burn!

In other news, Ac/Dc’s drummer, or is it ex-drummer?…or is it drummer when your not in the shit? Either way, it’s Phil Rudd who was sentenced to eight months of home detention in New Zealand on Thursday after he pleaded guilty to threatening to kill a former employee and to possessing drugs. Rudd played with AC/DC for 30 years and performed on the band’s latest album, Rock Or Bust. Chris Slade, who played with Ac/Dc from 1990 to 1993, was announced in February as the group’s drummer for its current world tour.
Phil-RuddOn the tour front this week there was no bigger announcement than the return to Australia of Californian punk legends, Pennywise. Celebrating the 20th anniversary of arguably the band’s best album About Time, the band hit our shores in late September. Along for the ride are Anti-Flag who who will be showcasing some of their tracks from this year’s album release, American Spring.

Those chasing more local content will be happy to know that Sydney metalcore favourites, Buried In Verona will also be heading around Oz around the same time, dragging Hand of Mercy and Polaris around with them in what should equate to some monster moshpits.
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We heard the stream last week for Miss May I’s single ‘I.H.E’ however Wall of Sound can’t get enough of how goddamn heavy this track is, so here is the music video. Intense!

Marilyn Manson also delved into the vault this week to release the music video to ‘Third Day of a Seven Day Binge’. Recorded in January and with similar themes to previous video releases from The Pale Emperor, we still think it’s a cool release though probably more effective had it been relesaed during ‘schoolies’ week.

On the album front, we have a spate of new release details. For starters, New York progressive rockers, Coheed and Cambria are releasing The Color Before the Sun, interestingly enough it will be a more personal touch from the band as it won’t be connected in any way with The Amory Wars storyline. You can check out the official lyric video for ‘You Got Spirit’ down below. The new album is due October 9.

Elsewhere, Audiotopsy, the new band featuring guitarist Greg Tribbett (Mudvayne, Hellyeah), drummer Matt McDonough (Mudvayne), vocalist Billy Keeton (Skrape) and bassist Perry Stern, will release its debut album, Natural Causes, on August 28 via Napalm.

Clutch, of course, dropped details of their new album, Psychic Warfare in the week. Due in October the band have stated it will have a more bluesy feel about it. Absolute Hope/Absolute Hell will be the title to the new Fit For An Autopsy album with the american deathcore band hoping to build on their impressive Hellbound album of 2013.

On the lighter side of the music scene, Lagwagon frontman Joey Cape will release his third solo LP, entitled Stitch Puppy and will come out on September 4 via his record label, One Week Records, in conjunction with label Fat Wreck Chords. While on the punk side of things, Sum 41 are asking fans to pledge their support so they can record a new album. The Canadian punks took a break from touring and recording due to frontman Deryck Whibley’s health problems, which escalated last May when he collapsed due to liver and kidney failure. The pre-order pledge could land you an array of goodies, obviously depending on your total pledged. Head here to check out the range.
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On the new music front, there has been a bucketload of new releases…

Who remembers Stryper? The 80’s christian glam rockers are still going. If you’re into that ball clenching vocal, get amongst it!
‘Yahweh’, taken from the album Fallen. Order your copy here: http://radi.al/StryperFallen

Like some more deathy? Take in some Soilwork. The title track from 2015 album The Ride Majestic. Get it here: http://nblast.de/SOILWORKMajesticNB

Brazilian death metal veterans Krisuin have finished recording their new album, Forged In Fury, for an August 7 release via Century Media. The song “Scars Of The Hatred”, taken from Forged In Fury, can be streamed below.

Legendary U.S. heavy/doom metal band Pentagram reunites with Peaceville Records for its new studio album, Curious Volume, to be released 28th August. The track ‘Misunderstood’ can be streamed below.

Finnish metallers Children Of Bodom will release their ninth studio album, I Worship Chaos, worldwide on October 2 via Nuclear Blast. There are a stack of pre-orders and bundles avail here

Fear Factory have been kind enough to release another taste from upcoming release Genexus, with the official lyric video for ‘ProtoMech’. Probably one of the heavier chunks from the album, due August 7. If you missed our review, check it out here.

Lamb of God have also thrown out another track from forthcoming album, VII:Sturm Und Drang. Check out ‘Erase this’. Read our review here , it’s sure to feature in end of year discussions in Album of the Year!

To leave another week of ICYMI, we had to show you the latest KISS video. Recently recorded for the the animated film “Scooby-Doo! And Kiss: Rock And Roll Mystery”, , the track, ‘Don’t Touch My Ascot’, was written by Tony Cervone, Greg Collins and Jared Faber, and is performed by KISS, Greg Collins and Jared Faber. KISS members Gene Simmons, Paul Stanley, Eric Singer and Tommy Thayer voice their own characters in the movie, which focuses on a Halloween concert at the group’s amusement park Kiss World. Yep, you really can’t keep a good money making band down.

….until next week Scoobys!

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