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Download is trying hard this year, and well, the lineup is already pretty fucking sweet. Besides the three headliners (The Prodigy, Metallica, Black Sabbath), a bunch of other ones have been added to the annual Download festival, namely: Soundgarden, Lamb of God, Machine Head, Tenacious D (if you wanna see Jack Black
be funny play music stand there with a guitar), Trivium, Anthrax, Devin Townsend Project, Chase and Status (if you feel like vibing to some raves), Devildriver…
Wait, why the fuck am I wasting my fucking fingers when I can just post the photo. Make the jump and check the poster out, and don’t forget, more bands to be announced.
Chris Cornell seems to be very happy with the current Soundgarden reunion, calling it ‘hugely fulfilling.’
You know what’s not fulfilling? The fucking Big Mac. It looks good in the advert, but once you get it it’s all slimy and shit, you eat it and 10 minutes later you’re hungry again. So you get another one, and another one, until you get kicked out of planes for being too fat. Then you keep confort-eating because you are morbidly obsese, so fuck it, right? Might as well keep getting fatter.
So you go on and on and on until everyone around you laughs at you, then you commit suicide. All because McDonald’s fucking lied in their advert. Cunts.
According to a recent interview on Billboard.com, the new Soundgarden album is ‘mostly done.’
“It’s mostly done, we just need to finish a couple of songs and mix it, so that will be happening probably over the holidays.“
Read full article here.
See? What, didn’t believe me?
Soundgarden haven’t released an album since 1996, so they’re about as relevant as a VHS tape. But hey, Chris has a decent voice so we’ll see what happens.
We’re back again, with another edition of our not-weak-at-all week recap – The Weak Recap (see what I did there?).
This week’s article is a sequel of sorts. Think big Hollywood blockbusters, well actually, to be honest. we’re more ‘S.Darko’ than ‘Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows part 2′ (although Harry Potter is gay anyways), or more ‘Dumb and Dumberer’ than ‘The Two Towers.’ So actually, it’s like one of those shitty straight to DVD sequels, but hey, shit sells and you’re still buying, right?
Why is this a sequel? Well, it seems Alex has been, more or less, dominating again because I’m too fucking lazy, and Guido probably has a life outside of the internet, or something.
Without further ado, I present to you this week’s Weak Recap. Now make the fucking jump, before I push you.
If you were born anywhere in between 1975 and 1985, chances are you grew up in the 90s listening to Soundgarden.
Soundgarden formed in the 1980s and started gaining success with their third studio album, Badmotorfinger, an album where many (myself included) think it was them as their peak. It was the perfect mix of rock, grunge and metal — all packed into one and Chris Cornell at the time was possibly one of the best vocalists around. However, it wasn’t until 1994 that they became a household name. You coudn’t turn on a modern rock station without hearing ‘Spoonman’ or ‘Black Hole Sun.’
1997 was the year in which Soundgarden broke up. I was young and unfortunately never thought I’d get the chance to see them. I never imagined, in my wildest dreams, that they would return, but obviously in 2010 they announced that they were back. I felt like an excited 14 year old all over again and I was fortune enough to see them live a couple of weeks ago.
I recently just finished composing a Soundgarden top 10 list. Oh yeah, feel free to tell me that I missed out on certain tracks or that certain songs should be higher or lower. It might not of been as hard as an Iron Maiden top 10, but it was still quite a challenge.
Make the jump for the top 10 Soundgarden songs ever!
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 about.com “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.
…says the band right now. Okay, they’re not really saying that, but misleading is my thing (something my math teacher learned the hard way). No, they’re not re-breaking apart, they’re just saying that the entire reunion thing happened as an accident, after Chris Cornell’s tweet was misunderstood.
“The 12 year break is over and school is back in session.”
Apparently, the tweet in question was about their online fan club and website getting a refresh, but people understood it as the band reuniting, and they’ve been so overwhelmed by the reactions they decided to do it fo’ real.
Okay, I’m not buying any of this, but for the naive folks out there, isn’t this just cute? I suggest you also check out this book called Bible, and a website called Facebook, which totally doesn’t sell your private information to
spam advertising companies. Dose of Metal, to protect and serve metal.
The reunited Soundgarden are really hard at work. Fresh off their latest new-old, but mostly old album “The Telephantasm,” comes the new-old, first ever live album, “Live on I5.” Even this is sort of a rip off, because the album will feature recordings from their 1996 tour. “Sort of” because let’s face it, the band were at their prime back then, so it’s most likely better than anything they can pull off nowadays.
What does the future hold for this band? I see a remix album produced by Timbaland. But even that wouldn’t be anything new.
Yesterday during the “The Grammy Nominations Concert Live!! — Countdown To Music Biggest Night” this year’s Grammy nominees were announced.
We all know that the Grammy’s are the be all, end all of all metal award shows, so you should definitely check out the nominees for Best Hard Rock Performance and Best Metal Performance after the jump (or, if you’re smarter than I think you are, you can just read the huge list of tags beneath this post).
With past winners such as Korn, Deftones, Rage against the Machine, Nine Inch Nails and Soundgarden, you just got to admit that the Grammy’s won lots of credibility for their Best Metal Performance category. Yeah right, what a load of shit. Make the jump anyhow because this year at least 4 of the 5 nominees are in fact metal.
All you Download festival go-ers will be happy to hear that a big announcement will be coming November 29th, which will include 2 of the 3 headliners being announced. Also, early bird tickets will be available from December 3rd.
Lots of rumors have been circulating regarding possible headliners, with the following names all being mentioned: System of a Down, Foo Fighters, Muse, Sound Garden, Bon Jovi and Van Halen. We can only hope and pray that most of those aren’t true.
You can follow the organiser, Andy Copping, to get all your Download news straight to your Twitter feed.