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Always suspected John of being a robot from another planet, this video just proves my theory. Here’s Satriani’s skills being stolen by John while playing live…
What do Ancient Rome and Canada have in common? Ex Deo. Ex Deo is the brainchild of Maurizio Iacono, otherwise known as the frontman of Kataklysm from Canada.
In 2008, Iacono had decided to start the side project, which he would use to honor his Italian heritage. A year later, Ex Deo had released their debut album, Romulus, which had also featured the entire band of Kataklysm – with Jean-François Dagenais playing lead guitar, Stéphane Barbe switching from bass to rhythm guitar and Max Duhamel playing the drums - including occasional Kataklysm live bassist François Mongrain, and former Blackguard keyboarder Jonathan Lefrancois-Leduc.
Following the release of Romulus, Ex Deo started mainly touring Europe, including a tour with Paganfest, which had also featured Korpiklaani, Die Apokalyptischen Reiter, Unleashed, Alestorm and Blackguard. I’ve personally seen them on that very tour myself, and can savely say that it’s well worth catching them live.
After that touring circle, the band members went back to Kataklysm, to record and release their 10th studio album Heaven’s Venom in 2010. 2 years later, Kataklysm started touring Germany in support of their new DVD, The Iron Will: 20 Years Determined. That’s where I’ve caught them live just 6 weeks ago.
After the gig, I’ve got to share drinks and chat with Maurizio Iacono, Jean-François Dagenais and Stéphane Barbe. I don’t remember how I’ve gotten home later that night, but I do remember that Iacono had told me about Ex Deo’s upcoming 2nd album, and the already released music video for ‘I, Caligvla.’ Curious (and still a bit drunk), I’ve decided to stumble to my computer and check out said song (video posted above). And I was blown away.
‘I, Caligvla’ takes everything Ex Deo had done on their debut album and kicks it up a notch. More melodic, more brutal, more symphonic, more epic. On August 29th, the band released the follow-up to Romulus, Caligvla via Napalm Records. The opener isn’t the only epic monster of a song on the album, but it’s by far my favorite. But check out the album yourself and let me know which is your favorite. There surely are enough great choices to pick from.
Fear Factory just released the trailer for their upcoming music video for “The Industrialist.” They even went through the trouble of recreating that green MPAA rating thing at the beginning. Why are people releasing trailers for music videos? I just don’t get it.
Anyway, the video seams to be the typical, run-of-the-mill low budget lyrics internet video. Edited with stock After Effects elements and shot on a Canon dSLR. I think it’s great that technology has advanced so much that you can give a professional music video from MTV a run for its money with a $1000 camera and your own personal computer, but it’s also created this trend of cliche videos which look and sound the same because everyone is using the same Video Copilot products.
But yeah, this is a metal site, not a video editing site, so just enjoy the video and don’t mind me…
Okay, so I’m not a parent. But I’m pretty sure that if I were, I would not upload videos of them covering songs until they got good enough.
Case in point: The mistake above. Not only do those kids suck, but they seem to not have much in common with playing an instrument. Lemme break it down for you:
The vocals: Horrible.
The guitar: Horrible.
The keys: Horrible.
The drums: What drums?
Seriously, parents, get a fucking clue. Encourage your kids to play instruments but do not embarrass them online until they can play like this cute little kid.
Either that, or Chad Whatshisface tried really hard to look like him while playing at the Juno Awards.
The only difference is, James can actually play guitar. Ooooh snap, I went there.
Killer live show. Love this vid.
Every time Metallica goes on tour, they have to find a gimmick to help sell more tickets. The previous years it was the ‘Big Four’ motif, this year it’s the Black Album. You know, the self-titled album fans nicknamed ‘The Black Album’ because that’s when their souls turned black and they hired a poppy producer to sell more albums…
Anyway, it’s been 20 years since they
sold out released that album, and even though this year would mark it’s 21st birthday, not 20th, they decided to play all of it.
Well, two shows (Rock In Rio and Rock Am Ring) have been streamed live via the internet, and you can now see Rock Am Ring after the jump, cause the other one is nowhere to be found in its entirety.
Well, there’s that. I’m too lazy to search for any previous collaboration between Marilyn Manson and Rammstein, but I can tell you this: Mr. (Mrs.? Ms.?) Manson can easily fire his (her?) backing band without batting an eyelid. They got schooled big time.
This happened at the ECHO Awards, if you were wondering.
Ever wondered what makes Guns N’ Roses have such an awesome guitar sound? Me too, but Slash‘s rig is not in this clip, so you’ll have to wait. In the meantime, you can watch the clip above showing Richard Fortus and his rig. Close enough, right? Wrong, but hey, at least you get to see something.
So stop bitching.
Terrible acting, lots of fake blood, playmates dancing on a tank and rocking Death Metal. This is Debauchery. So over the top and ridiculous, you’ve just got to love them.
Above you can watch the censored video of Debauchery’s new single, which comes off of Germany’s Next Death Metal, ‘Warmachines At War.’ You can watch the uncensored version here.
If you ever get a chance to catch these guys live, do it. Debauchery put the fun back into Death Metal. Definitely one of the greatest live acts I’ve ever seen.