Heavy Metal News – February 07, 2014

VOLBEAT: ‘Lonesome Rider’ Video Released

Reposted from Blabbermouth.net

“Lonesome Rider”, the new Plastickid-directed video from Danish/American rockers VOLBEAT, can be seen at this location. The song is taken from the band’s latest album, “Outlaw Gentlemen & Shady Ladies”, which was re-released in a special “tour edition” on November 4, 2013. The new version of the act’s fifth studio album contains new bonus tracks and a live DVD. The latter features footage of the group performing at a number of major summer festivals in Europe, including the Download festival in the U.K., Rock Am Ring and Rock’n’Heim in Germany, Hellfest in France and Denmark’s Roskilde Festival.

Speaking about “Lonesome Rider”VOLBEAT frontman Michael Poulsen told Ultimate-Guitar.com, “On that song, we have Sarah Blackwood as a guest singer. She’s formerly known as the frontperson in CREEPSHOW, which is a Canadian rockabilly band, and now she’s in a band called WALK OFF THE EARTH. We knew her from back when we wanted to bring CREEPSHOW on tour.”

He added: “It may sound strange, but I’m not really into white female singers, I think they all sound the same; I’m so much more into black female singers when it comes to vocals.

“I know it sounds ridiculous, and there’s going to be a lot of white female singers out there who will think I’m an idiot, but that’s just the way I feel.

“But Sarah definitely has her own thing. She did a great job and her signing sounds beautiful on the record.”

“Outlaw Gentlemen & Shady Ladies” debuted at No. 1 in several countries when it arrived in April 2012, with the disc entering the Billboard album chart at No. 9.

“Outlaw Gentlemen & Shady Ladies” has sold 180,000 copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan.

Read more at http://www.blabbermouth.net/news/volbeat-lonesome-rider-video-released/#a5yRLLLc5w9CMl5C.99

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CYNIC: Entire ‘Kindly Bent To Free Us’ Album Available For Streaming

Reposted from Blabbermouth.net

Legendary progressive rock innovators CYNIC — consisting of guitarist/vocalist Paul Masvidal, drummer Sean Reinert and bassist Sean Malone — will release their new album, “Kindly Bent To Free Us”, on February 14 via Season Of Mist. The CD was produced by CYNIC at L.A.’s Perfect Sound Studios. The effort was engineered by Jason Donaghy (BAND OF HORSESFEISTROB ZOMBIERYAN ADAMS), mixed by R. Walt Vincent (PETE YORNLIZ PHAIRTOMMY KEENE) and mastered by Maor Appelbaum (FATES WARNING, SEPULTURACATHEDRALINQUISITIONHALFORD).

The artwork for “Kindly Bent To Free Us” was created by longtime and sadly late CYNIC artist Robert Venosa.

“Kindly Bent To Free Us” track listing:

01. True Hallucination Speak
02. The Lion’s Roar
03. Kindly Bent To Free Us
04. Infinite Shapes
05. Moon Heart Sun Head
06. Gitanjali
07. Holy Fallout
08. Endlessly Bountiful
09. Earth Is My Witness (deluxe CD book exclusive bonus track)

“Kindly Bent To Free Us” is now available for streaming in its entirety using the widget at this location.

Read more at http://www.blabbermouth.net/news/cynic-entire-kindly-bent-to-free-us-album-available-for-streaming/#ixb2wiPuY7Bhmk38.99

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