Heavy Metal News – July 21, 2013

METALLICA: Full ‘Through The Never’ Theatrical Trailer Posted Online

Reposted from Blabbermouth.net

The full theatrical trailer for “Metallica Through The Never”, filmmakerNimród Antal’s captivating 3D movie featuring one of music’s most enduring and iconic bands, can be seen at this location. Also available is the official posted for the film.

IMAX Corporation and Picturehouse have announced that “Metallica Through The Never” will be digitally remastered into the immersive IMAX 3D format and released wide in North America exclusively into IMAX theatres for a one-week engagement starting Friday, September 27. The film will expand into additional theatres on October 4.

Starring METALLICA, a cast of thousands of their fans and breakout starDane DeHaan (“Chronicle”“The Amazing Spider-Man 2”),“Metallica Through The Never” is written and directed by award-winning filmmaker Nimród Antal (“Predators”“Kontroll”) and produced by former IMAX film producer Charlotte Huggins (“Journey To The Center Of The Earth”). The film marries groundbreaking footage and editing techniques with a compelling narrative, in which a band crew member (played by DeHaan) is sent out on a mission duringMETALLICA’s roaring live set in front of a sold-out arena. While on this mission, he unexpectedly has his life turned completely upside down.

The IMAX 3D release of “Metallica Through The Never” will be digitally remastered into the image and sound quality of The IMAX Experience with proprietary IMAX DMR (Digital Re-mastering) technology. The crystal-clear images, coupled with IMAX’s customized theatre geometry and powerful digital audio, create a unique environment that will make audiences feel as if they are in the movie.

Speaking to Collider.comDeHaan stated about “Metallica Through The Never”: “It’s, in a way, like a 3D concert movie but there’s also this narrative that ties together all the footage. It’s gonna be, first of all, really rock and roll and really ‘METALLICA,’ for lack of a better word; they don’t hold back at all. But during the concert, I basically go on this trip as a roadie for the band and I pretty much literally have to go through hell and back to take it back to them, and all of this is going on during the concert, so it all ties together really kind of beautifully and uniquely. It’s unlike anything that I’ve ever seen before; it’s almost like a concert movie meets ‘The Wall’ meets METALLICA.”

METALLICA drummer Lars Ulrich cited the 1976 LED ZEPPELIN movie“The Song Remains The Same” as a major influence on “Metallica Through The Never”, explaining to Classic Rock, “There are four members in LED ZEPPELIN, four members in METALLICA, it’s a full-length movie, and there’s a lot in this film that does not take place onstage. The major difference is that the stuff that takes place offstage in the METALLICA movie does not feature any members of METALLICA. It’s two separate worlds — a METALLICA show and a story that unfolds in a parallel universe — and at some point they intertwine.”
The ZEPPELIN film interspersed concert footage with fantasy sequences starring each member of the group.

The concert sequences for METALLICA’s movie were shot last August at two shows in Vancouver, Canada.

Ulrich told The Pulse Of Radio a while back that making a movie has been one of the most daunting challenges METALLICA has ever taken on. “It’s sort of fun, it’s intimidating, it’s a little overwhelming, to be honest, because it’s a whole different league,” he said. “You know, when we go down to [the METALLICA headquarters in San Rafael, California] and record and make a record, it’s kind of — you know, we can manage the size of that. [laughs] When you’re talking about doing, like, a 3D movie that you’re gonna, like, play all over the world, that’s a little bit of a bigger undertaking, so obviously we’re treading a little more carefully.”

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SEPULTURA: New Album Title Announced

Reposted from Blabbermouth.net

Brazilian/American thrashers SEPULTURA have set “The Mediator Between The Head And Hands Must Be The Heart” as the title of their new album, due in October via Nuclear Blast Records.

Although it was inspired by Fritz Lang’s classic 1927 movie“Metropolis”, the CD is not a concept album or a soundtrack like its precedessors “Dante XXI” (based on “The Divine Comedy”) and “A-Lex” (based on “A Clockwork Orange”).

“The Mediator Between The Head And Hands Must Be The Heart”was tracked over a 40-day period at producer Ross Robinson’s (KORN,LIMP BIZKITSLIPKNOT) studio in Venice, California and will be mixed and mastered by co-producer Steve Evetts, who previously worked withSEPULTURA on the “Nation” (2001), “Revolusongs” (2002) and“Roorback” (2003) albums, in addition to having collaborated with Rosson a number of other projects in the past.

The follow-up to 2011’s “Kairos” will contain nine songs, including “The Age Of The Atheist”“Tsunami”“The Vatican” and “Trauma Of War”, and two bonus tracks (covers of DEATH’s “Zombie Ritual” and a song from the Brazilian group CHICO SCIENCE E NAÇÃO ZUMBI). The CD will also feature a guest appearance by former SLAYER drummerDave Lombardo.

Commented guitarist Andreas Kisser: “I was inspired by a phrase which is the main message of the story: ‘The mediator between the head and hands must be the heart’ to express what we are saying on the lyrics.

“In the movie, a crazy millionaire wants to transform a robot into a real person. That’s kind of the opposite of what we live today. More than ever we are robotized, through the worldwide web, Google glasses, chips under our skins and the globalized slavery our society suffers nowadays. The phrase points to the heart as being the human factor who keeps a man, a man, not a robot. The heart beats with freedom of choice, we have to think by ourselves to create a real world, not a matrix. ?

“Being a novel written in the early 1920s, it’s almost prophetical. It helped us to put the ideas together for the lyrics to express what we see today.

“I live in São Paulo, Brasil, one of the big metropolis in the world with more than 20,000,000 people living and working in it. I know how it is to live in daily chaos, our music reflects a lot of that feeling.

“The album is brutal, fast and straight to the point, I feel this is the bestSEPULTURA ever, no bullshit.

“To work with Ross Robinson again was a privilege, one of the best producers out there. He has a strong connection with nature, the human heart, with life in general.

“We did an album that is alive, no fake studio tricks, we were jamming together in the room exploding in an energy so strong you could grab it.

“The heart will never stop beating for mankind. We are no robots, we are pure natural energy and that’s worth fighting for. We’re not slaves; I have a pulsing heart!”

SEPULTURA’s upcoming CD will mark the first time the band will have recorded an album outside Brazil since “Against”.

The reunion between SEPULTURA and Robinson was first suggested byMonte Conner, the former Roadrunner Records A&R chief who is now the head of Nuclear Blast Entertainment, a U.S. partnership withNuclear Blast owner Markus Staiger.

Robinson produced SEPULTURA’s classic “Roots” album in 1995. Released in February 1996 by Roadrunner, it was the band’s last studio album to feature founding member and vocalist Max Cavalera.

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SOULFLY: Second Trailer For New Album

Reposted from Blabbermouth.net

A new two-minute trailer for SOULFLY’s ninth album, “Savages”, can be seen at this location. Due in October via the band’s new label home, Nuclear Blast Entertainment, the CD was produced by Terry Date, who is known for his work with such acts as PANTERADEFTONES andSOUNDGARDEN, among many others.

Date previously mixed SOULFLY’s “3” (2002), “Prophecy” (2004) and“Dark Ages” (2005) albums, but has never produced any of the group’s CDs.

The drum tracks on the new SOULFLY CD were laid down by Max’s 21-year-old son, Zyon Cavalera, who joined the band as its touring drummer for its recent rampage through North America.

Zyon previously played with SOULFLY during the band’s tour of Brazil in February 2012.

It is Zyon’s unborn heartbeat that can be heard during the intro ofSEPULTURA’s classic song “Refuse/Resist”, which appeared on the band’s RIAA-gold-certified “Chaos A.D.” album, released three years before Max’s departure from the group.

Drummer David Kinkade (BORKNAGARARSISMALEVOLENT CREATION), who played on SOULFLY’s eighth album, “Enslaved”, left the band last October in order to focus on his personal life.

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REVENGE signs to Season of Mist Underground Activists

Season of Mist is proud to announce the signing of Canadian Black Metal chaos extremists REVENGE for the release of the band’s forthcoming fifth album, to be recorded in 2014.

During their 13 year history REVENGE has become one of the most prevalent bands in the Canadian Black Metal underground. Utilizing militant imagery, a strong ideology, and an extremely confrontational live show, the band has built a large die hard following worldwide amongst the fringe elements of the Black Metal, Death Metal, and Noise scenes.

REVENGE has been called “incomprehensible non musical chaos” by some and “total genius” by others. These polarizing views about REVENGE have been a constant theme during most of the band’s existence and it doesn’t look like things will change any time soon. The band refuses to betray their original intent and continues to maintain a lone wolf doctrine, existing strictly on their own terms as they have from day one. REVENGE forges ahead with full force, looking down with disdain on all who question their approach of total hatred towards the swine known as mankind.

Not known for long winded statements, announcements, or explanations, REVENGE main man J. Read’s only comment when asked about the band’s new partnership with Season of Mist was, “The line has been drawn. Choose your side”.

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DEMONICAL Reveals New Album Tracklisting And Release Date

Swedish death metal band Demonical have released the following statement:

“Recorded at Necromorbus Studios in Stockholm and to be released on September 20, 2 013 , as a limited slip case digi-C D, standard jewelcase CD and limited gatefold-LP, “Darkness Unbound” is clearly our most sinister, vicious and dark work up until to d ate.

We are confident that “Darkness Unbound ” will be an important milestone not only for us as a band but also an album that will have a certain impact on the current death metal scene and especially the Swedish old-school wave.

The artwork and visual concept of the album follows the same somber path as the music making it a solid entity of perpetual death metal darkness.”

 

“Darkness Unbound” tracklisting:

I. Darkness Unbound
II. The Order
III. An Endless Celebration
IV . Contempt and Conquest
V. King of All
VI. The Healing Control
VII. Hellfire Empire
VIII. Words Are Death
IX . Death crown
X. The Great Praise
XI. World Beyond (Kreator cover) *
XII. Burned Alive (re-recording) **

* bonus track on the limited digi-CD and LP
** bonus track on the limited digi-CD

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