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Video Premiere: ATREYU's 'Generation'

22 August 2019 - 01:26 PM

"Generation", the new music video from ATREYU, can be seen below. The song is taken from the deluxe edition of the band's latest album, "In Our Wake", which was released on August 16 via Spinefarm Records. The new version features the original "In Our Wake" album, along with seven additional tracks. The bonus material includes B-sides from the sessions for both "In Our Wake" and 2015's "Long Live", along with alternate versions of the title track and "The Time Is Now" from "In Our Wake". The deluxe edition features completely redesigned artwork and a total of 19 songs."I'm excited for these songs to see the light of day," said drummer/singer Brandon Saller. "To us, these are songs that we loved, but didn't find a space within the album as a unit. To further that, we're excited to have some older material that only saw limited release be fully available for our fans. As for the re-imagined tracks from 'In Our Wake', this is something brand new to us and it was a really fun moment for us to re-think these songs. They turned into something special that we feel stand on its own." "When the topic for the deluxe edition was introduced, my brain instantly exploded with fun avenues and ideas for re-developed imagery," said bassist Porter McKnight, who created the new packaging and imagery. "I wanted something that flirted with my original ideas for 'In Our Wake', but took them down a new and darker path. I chose to invoke a classic punk/black metal feel with this one, and even ended up drawing the cover by hand. It's always an honor and a pleasure to create something for this band.""In Our Wake" deluxe edition track listing:01. In Our Wake02. House Of Gold03. The Time Is Now04. Nothing Will Ever Change05. Blind Deaf & Dumb06. Terrified07. Safety Pin08. Into the Open09. Paper Castle10. No Control11. Anger Left Behind12. Super Hero13. In Our Wake (Acoustic)14. The Time Is Now (Alternate)15. Generation16. Straight To Hell17. So Others May Live18. Stronger Than Me19. When The Day Is DoneATREYU will celebrate their 20th anniversary on a U.S. tour this fall. Support on the 27-date trek, which will kick off at the Las Rageous festival in Las Vegas, Nevada on October 19, will come from WHITECHAPEL and HE IS LEGEND.ATREYU guitarist Travis Miguel recently said that the band will begin work on the follow-up to "In Our Wake" in early 2020.

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ADAM DUTKIEWICZ Hopes To Complete New TIMES OF GRACE Album By End Of 2019

20 August 2019 - 10:58 AM

KILLSWITCH ENGAGE guitarist Adam Dutkiewicz spoke to the "Wall of Sound: Up Against The Wall" podcast about the progress of the recording sessions for the new album from TIMES OF GRACE, his collaborative project with KILLSWITCH ENGAGE singer Jesse Leach."We are working on it right now," he said. "It's been tough working on it, because we've been pulled between so many things, in between tours, now that the [new KILLSWITCH ENGAGE] record's coming out. But I have been in the midst of working on it for, God, like years now, and it's just finding the time to get it done. I've got about five or six songs pretty much almost finished, but I'm waiting on Jesse, wanting to talk to him more about some vocal parts. I don't feel like singing the whole thing myself, because I think my voice sounds like dick. I wanna make sure I give Jesse a big part of the record. And once again, having him find time to do it as well has been pretty tough. So, we're getting there. I'm hoping by the end of this year it'll be completed. We'll see."Dutkiewicz recently told Metal Wani that TIMES OF GRACE might release a new EP instead of a full-length album. He also called the project's new music "very different."TIMES OF GRACE originally entered Signature Sound studio in San Diego, California in late 2017 to begin recording material for its new LP. Sitting behind the drum kit during the sessions was Dan Gluszak, who previously played drums for TIMES OF GRACE on tour and has since been named an official member of the band. Two years ago, Leach said that TIMES OF GRACE's new material was "shaping up to be a whole different world of sound and words. I will be using different melodic registers and less growl substituted by more 'melodic yelling,'" he said. "The lyrics are primarily quite melancholy so far but most of my lyrics often do begin that way and find light as the process unfolds."Dutkiewicz previously revealed that he had demoed more than a dozen tracks for the next TIMES OF GRACE album.TIMES OF GRACE's debut album, "The Hymn Of A Broken Man", was released in January 2011 via Roadrunner Records. The CD sold around 10,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to land at position No. 44 on The Billboard 200 chart.Leach told Lithium Magazine in 2016 that "the cool thing about TIMES OF GRACE is that it's another outlet for us, and moving forward with that project, it's gonna be even more different from KILLSWITCH. There's gonna be no quote-unquote metalcore sound going on. As a matter of fact, I'm planning on not doing much aggressive vocals at all."Dutkiewicz and Leach originally worked together on KILLSWITCH ENGAGE's benchmark album, 2002's "Alive Or Just Breathing". That record has become definitive for an entire generation of American metal, with Leach's voice and uplifting lyrics serving as one of the key elements that propelled the album to "modern classic" status. Leach left KILLSWITCH ENGAGE shortly after "Alive Or Just Breathing"'s release but rejoined the group in early 2012 following the departure of his replacement, Howard Jones.

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Video Premiere: DORO's 'Freunde Fürs Leben'

20 August 2019 - 10:01 AM

German metal queen Doro Pesch has released the official music video for her new single "Freunde Fürs Leben" (Friends For Life). The song is the only German-language cut on her latest double album "Forever Warriors, Forever United", which charted higher than any other Doro album in Germany, reaching the No. 1 spot on the Vinyl chart as well as No. 4 on the official German chart.Says Doro: "The fans love the song as much as I do. The video for 'Freunde Fürs Leben' turned out to be awesome and offers lots of really touching scenes of and with the fans. I wanted this song as my new single and definitely wanted the video to turn out how it looks right now."This past March, Doro released a four-song vinyl EP, "Backstage To Heaven", to coincide with the start of the second leg of her world tour. The EP features two previously released album tracks as well as two new live recordings. "Forever Warriors, Forever United" was released in August 2018 via Nuclear Blast. The LP features guest appearances by Johan Hegg of AMON AMARTH; German comedian and jazz musician Helge Schneider; and former Whitesnake and DIO guitarist Doug Aldrich.

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SKINLAB: Making Of New Album 'Venomous' Part Two (Video)

19 August 2019 - 09:22 PM

Veteran San Francisco Bay Area metallers SKINLAB have uploaded the second in a series of webisodes featuring behind-the-scenes footage from the making of their new album, "Venomous". The disc, which will be released in October via Art Is War Records, was produced and mixed by Ulrich Wild. Also available is the previously released official visualizer for the album's first single, "Overcoming"."Venomous" marks SKINLAB's recording debut with new drummer Fabian Vestod, who joined the band last year following the exit of the longtime drummer Paul Hopkins.SKINLAB bassist/vocalist Steev Esquivel said: "Fabian, who is no stranger to SKINLAB, has been friends with the band for many years. Fabian came in strong and started recording demos and immediately became the obvious choice that he was our guy."SKINLAB has just launched a West Coast tour. Support on the 12-date trek is coming from Canadian metal upstarts ARRIVAL OF AUTUMN. The tour kicked off on August 18 in Reno, Nevada and is making stops in Los Angeles, Seattle, and Denver before the final performance on August 31 in Sacramento, California.Last year, SKINLAB announced the return of guitarist Steve Green, best known to fans as Snake. Snake remains a member of THE DEVIL IN CALIFORNIA, with whom he's been performing since 2015. Formed in 1994, SKINLAB has released four studio albums: 1997's "Bound, Gagged And Blindfolded", 1999's "Disembody: The New Flesh", 2002's "ReVolting Room" and 2009's "The Scars Between Us".SKINLAB has had different lineups throughout its history, with Esquivel as the only mainstay.The band's current lineup is completed by lead guitarist Marcos Medina Rivera.

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New MEGADETH-Branded Beer, 'Saison 13', Now Available

19 August 2019 - 03:14 PM

A new Megadeth-branded beer, Saison 13, has just been made available in select Canadian provinces. The follow-up to 2016's À Tout Le Monde will arrive in the U.S. this September.Saison 13, with its pale amber color and its red-orange hues, is brewed with 13 carefully selected ingredients. This delicious saison offers the perfect combination of malt, fruity and spices punctuated by the fresh hops taste.Like À Tout Le Monde, Saison 13 is a collaboration between Megadeth mainman Dave Mustaine and Unibroue brewmaster Jerry Vietz. Asked when the first time was that he had a beer, Mustaine told Kilpop: "The first time I had a beer, I was really little — really, really little. Actually, my mom and dad got divorced when I was 4, so I was with my mom. And we lived in Huntington Beach and she worked many cities away, so she would commute from where she worked back to the house, and I came home from school and she would have beer in the fridge. But we were super poor, so it was those beer cans that were white and had the blue letters on it that said 'beer.' The only other beer I can remember at that period was Meister Brau, which was really another awful beer. So it was generic beer and Meister Brau back then, 'cause, like I said, we were really poor. And being of German heritage, beer is kind of like running water for me anyway."Regarding what he looks for in a good beer, Mustaine said: "Well, I'm kind of spoiled now with our beer, because we use the yeast only one time. Most beer makers, they'll reuse the yeast over and over again. And most batches will be anywhere from the first one to seven batches that they'll use that same yeast. And for us, it's very high quality, it's very crisp. We make sure that the date that when it's finished distilling to when it's packaged to when it's put into the marketplace, there's a timeline for that. Nothing is rushed. It's not about getting it out there and making mass production of this liquid. It's about making sure that… See, it's like art to Jerry. Jerry Vietz's the beer meister. So there's a lot of ties there. And when Jerry had said, 'I think we should call it À Tout Le Monde,' I was, like, 'Great. Whatever you call it, I just like how it tastes.'"À Tout Le Monde was not Mustaine's first foray into the business of alcoholic beverages. Back in 2014, the Megadeth leader teamed up with Fallbrook Winery winemaker Vernon Kindred to create the Mustaine Vineyards Cabernet.

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