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Devin Townsend likes to keep busy

Well, I’ve got some good news and bad news.  Do you want the good news first?  As we have reported countless times, Devin Townsend will be releasing ‘Deconstruction‘ and ‘Ghost‘ on June 2oth.  Now the bad news?  No, I’m joking – it’s more good news!  Devin went on his Facebook to announce he started working on yet another new album.

EPICLOUD is the next record. Big, heavy, romantic kind of melodic stuff. Pretty, ethereal and simple. My head’s been in a new place as of the past few weeks. Been biking quite a bit and learning Lynyrd Skynyrd songs on bass. Writing lots for Epicloud….

If you enjoy quality music, then that’s obviously fantastic news to start your Monday with.

Make the jump to view one of my all time favorite Devin Townsend vocal performances (just ignore the annoying drummer).


iwrestledabearonce want to start burning churches

TheworstbandIhaveheardinthelastfiveyears iwrestledabearonce are trying to convince their fans that they’re tired of being considered a “scene” band and recently finished their second album, which is supposed to be straight-up Black Metal.

We were sick of getting lumped in with ‘scene’ and ‘whatever-core’ bands, so we decided to embrace our roots and just go straight black metal on the new album. I’d say 90% of the new record is straight-up black metal, so we had to change our image to match…Because of course that’s just as important, if not more so, than the music

I’ve been entertained reading black metal fans pissed off about the news and iwrestledabearonce fans getting offended by the”new direction”.  Anyone who thinks they’re changing to Black Metal needs to get a sense of humor asap!  This isn’t happening.  It’s clearly a publicity stunt.  I have been wrong once in my life (March 7th, 1992, to be exact).  However,  I’m confident that was the last time I will ever be wrong about something.

Anyway, click here to see more of the brutal trve kvlt black metal pictures.


Reviews: Silent Fall / Emerald Sun

Pitch Black Records is a metal label that originate from Cyprus. They were really kind enough to mail me albums to review for the site. Pitch Black Records are a fairy new label (formed in 2007), so currently they have signed traditional/epic/power metal bands.  However, they are also very open minded to other genres, including death metal, rock, doom, hardcore, electronic, etc.

Anyway, if you’re interested to see what I say about the latest albums from Silent Fall and Emerald Sun, then make the jump!


Saturday morning headlines!

Soundgarden have released tour dates for their upcoming North American tour. I grew up with Soundgarden so seeing them live is a no-brainer. However, my big complaint is Coheed and Cambria opening at the show i’m attending, while The Mars Volta, Mastodon and Queens Of The Stone Age will be at other shows of the tour. Lame. More information can be found here.

The trailer for The Big Four show at Yankee Stadium (pictured above) has been posted online and you can view it here. It was pretty cool, but the “Four of the heaviest bands of all time” slogan made me roll on the floor laughing my ass off  (what can I say, I’m more of an metal elitist than everyone at Metal Archives).

Melodic death metal act Arch Enemy have uploaded a new song titled ‘Blood Stained Cross’, which is from their upcoming new album Khaos Legions. You can listen to the song here. Oops. Sorry, I meant here.

Mötley Crüe bassiest Nikki Sixx recently told “I think our best record is still in us.” — I like Nikki, I really do. I think he’s a pretty cool guy. But after reading that, I have a feeling he is back on the heroin for that interview and thinking it’s 1983.


Jack Osbourne can’t handle criticism

Ozzy Osbourne‘s son Jack recently made an ass of himself on Twitter. Jack wasn’t too pleased with John Anderson’s review in Variety regarding his dad’s latest documentary called God Bless Ozzy Osbourne, which Jack  co-produced.

Dear Variety magazine, your review of my film is absolute bollocks. Your journalist obviously had his head up his arse the entire time.

Read tweet here.

If you actually read the article, you will notice that it’s quite positive. I mean, seriously, how can you not accept that review?

I honestly don’t know what’s worse — complaining over that review or the idea of letting Jack Osbourne produce a film.

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