GHOST: ‘Monstrance Clock’ Video Released
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“Monstrance Clock”, the new video from Swedish occult rockersGHOST, can be seen at this location. The clip was directed by Rob Semmer and was shot on location at the El Rey in Los Angeles and Webster Hall in New York City. The song comes of GHOST’s sophomore album,“Infestissumam”, which sold around 14,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 28 on The Billboard 200 chart.
The CD topped the official chart in the group’s home country after selling nearly five times as many copies as the No. 2 album, MISS LI’s“Wolves”.
The release date of “Infestissumam” was reportedly pushed back a week to April 16 after four compact disc manufacturers allegedly refused to print a piece of artwork that was meant for the deluxe version of the new CD. The manufacturers all took issue with the sacrilegious imagery, inspired by the work of Gustave Dore, which showcases what looks like a forest nymph orgy. The controversial art can still be found on both the vinyl and European copies of the “Infestissuman” CD.
GHOST was forced to modify its name in the U.S. to GHOST B.C. for “legal reasons.”
Hailing from Linköping, Sweden, GHOST formed in in 2008. They released their heralded debut album, “Opus Eponymous”, in 2010. In 2011, GHOST performed at the annual Download festival in the United Kingdom. The band’s fanbase began to swell and not long after added some of hard rock’s finest to this group. Additionally that year, GHOSTtook part in the “Defenders Of Faith III” tour with TRIVIUM, IN FLAMES and RISE TO REMAIN. In early 2012, they embarked on their first tour of the United States and later that year shared the stage withMASTODON and OPETH on their “Heritage Hunter Tour” in North America. That summer the band was invited by METALLICA’s James Hetfield to perform on the main stage of METALLICA’s first annual Orion Music + More festival.
MEGADETH: ‘Super Collider’ Video Released
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MEGADETH’s video for the title track and first single from the band’s new album, “Super Collider”, can be seen at this location. The clip was filmed on May 10 in the Los Angeles area. California-based model, actress, singer and songwriter Hunter Elizabeth was cast in the lead role in the clip, which she says is “about a high-school couple still loving each other after all the years after graduation, and at the 10-year reunion, both characters find themselves successful (a model and a mathematician) and still very in love.”
A few photos from the set of the “Super Collider” video shoot can be seen at this location.
The track “Super Collider”, which was premiered on Full Metal Jackie’s nationally syndicated radio metal show on April 20, was released digitally on April 23 via iTunes.
“That song kind of came from that ‘Symphony Of Destruction’ corner of my mind,” MEGADETH mainman Dave Mustaine told Guitar Worldmagazine. “You can’t always play aggressive, thrashy stuff. Sometimes those aren’t even songs; they’re like musical rams. But because I’m not a pop guy, I’m also not really comfortable playing sing-along songs. To me,‘Super Collider’ made sense like a normal song — a verse-chorus-verse-chorus kind of thing. It’s written the way a real songwriter would write the song, instead of just taking all these musical twists and turns.”
Mustaine told Billboard.com in a new interview that he wanted to steer the lyrical themes on “Super Collider” away from both domestic and global politics that have dominated much of the group’s output over the years.
“I thought it’s just not the same climate anymore where you can really talk about stuff like that,” he explained. “People are so polarized they’ll chuck a musician that they really like because of them being a Democrat or them being a Republican or whatever. I’m not a partisan guy, and I seem to always get lumped in as a Republican, which I’m not. So I was trying to walk away from all this controversy and stuff that seems to follow me and let the music do the talking.”
“Super Collider”, which sold 29,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to land at position No. 6 on The Billboard 200 chart, focuses “a little bit more [on] human politics, like my mother-in-law having Alzheimers and things like that,” Mustaine said. “Not everybody watches the news, so when you tell somebody that this is going on, that’s going on, this guys is part of a cover-up, this guy is a philanderer, they don’t want to hear it. But if you say, ‘Hey, my mother-in-law has Alzheimers or something they might have going on in their life, too, all of a sudden you’ve got that bond. So I figured I would write about what goes on inside my heart instead of inside my head this time, and I think it really came across that way.”
“Super Collider” arrived in stores on June 4 via Dave Mustaine’s new label, Tradecraft, distributed by Universal Music Enterprises (UMe).
The album is available as a limited-edition CD with 3-D cover and bonus tracks, regular CD, regular LP, limited LP plus a bonus colored seven-inch single with two bonus tracks, and a download voucher.
AVULSED Completes Recording Of New Album
After 5 endless months since recordings started and going through laborious process of editing, mixing & mastering, the long awaited new album of AVULSED “Ritual Zombi” is finished!! This album will have a never-seen-before particularity on such an undeground Death Metal release (even never seen on major labels!!) and consists of a simultaneous release with 9 releases on 8 different labels around the world in 4 different formats:
– Xtreem Music (Europe) CD
– Seraved Rec. (North America) CD
– Coyote Rec. (Russia/CIS) CD
– American Line Prod. (Central America) CD
– Obliteration Rec. (Japan/Oceania) CD
– Disembodied Rec. (South America) CD
– Xtreem Music (World) vinyl 12″LP
– Narrowwards Rec. (Asia) Cassette
– Metalhit & Avulsed (World) Digital
All releases are due to come out in September 1st, making it instantly available almost everywhere at reasonable prices within their own territories.
Track listing for “Ritual Zombi” is as follows:
01. Dawn of Apocalypse (Intro)
02. Dead Flesh Awakened
04. …Was Not My Blood
05. Horrified by Repulsion
07. Elegy for the Rotting (Interlude)
08. Unborn of the Undead
10. Zombie Ritual (DEATH)
11. Cannivegan Corpse
12. Cult of the Living Dead
13. Devoured and Forgotten (Outro)
As the band states: “We’re extremely proud of the final result. We feel we took the best decision using Javi from Moontower Studios for the mixing cos he knew what we wanted in every moment; his experience was essential. But the work made by Dan Swanö at Unisound Studios on the mastering which in fact wasn’t a typical mastering, but kind of a second mix, was what definitely gave this new album an incredibly heavy, thick and organic sound. We never sounds so fucking crushing!! This is easily the best AVULSED album, not only productionwise, but also the own songs and the great cover artwork, of course!!”.
A new song will be revealed in the coming days via the band’s official Facebook, so stay tuned!! In the meantime, the band has organized a special pre-listening party next friday 19th of July at the Tyrant metal pub in Madrid after 20:30h. for anyone, both medias, fans and friends that wants to give it a complete listening to the album. Of course, all band members will be there to share some beers, so if any of you is in Madrid in that moment and want to have an exclusive listening to the whole “Ritual Zombi” album, you’re more than welcome!!
The band is preparing very special packs both on CD & 12″LP (gatefold) formats contaning lots of stuff like exclusive shirt, signed photocard, patch, sticker, badge, guitar pick, exclusive card, poster, etc… limted to 100 units that will be available for preorder in early August exclusively through the Xtreem Music online shop.
THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER Releases “Into The Everblack” Performance Demo Video
THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER are currently leveling stages as part of this year’s Van’s Warped Tour. At the Ventura, California stop of the trek, Brian Eschbach, Ryan Knight, Max Lavelle, and Alan Cassidy, recorded their parts for “Into the Everblack” from the band’s new album, Everblack.The performance is streaming now at metalblade.com/bdm. Additionally, videos for each individual performance have been posted atyoutube.com/blackdahliamurdertv.
Audio Hammer producer Mark Lewis comments specifically on Knight’s leads on “Everblack” stating, “Ryan Knight’s leads on ‘Everblack’ are nothing short of phenomenal. I grew up listening to the best in the era of shred, and I can honestly say these solos rank up there with the best, and beyond. They are not just technical solos in the athletic, ‘look how fast I can play’ sense; there is truly amazing harmonic content going in these leads. Any educated player will realize that the chord changes he is playing over are far more complex than anything you typically find in metal. Mix all that with absolutely world class tone and vibrato, and you really have an amazing piece of work. It does not get better than this.”
THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER’s new music video for “Goat of Departure” was also recently made available, and be seen on youtube HERE. The video, directed by Ben Mayer, was filmed in the band’s hometown of Detroit last month. In typical TBDM fashion, it is over-the-top and even features the return of a classic TBDM character, and a real, live goat.
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