MASTODON Taps Producer NICK RASKULINECZ For New Album
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Atlanta progressive metallers MASTODON will enter the studio in a couple of weeks with producer Nick Raskulinecz (FOO FIGHTERS, RUSH, ALICE IN CHAINS) to begin recording their new album for a 2014 release.
Speaking to RollingStone.com, MASTODON drummer Brann Dailor said: “[Nick is] a rock guy. He’s a rocker. He likes to rock. He’s done a bunch of our friends’ records that sound great. I’m a fan of all the DEFTONES records he’s done, all the ALICE IN CHAINS stuff, and he worked with QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE on [their 2002 album] ‘Songs For The Deaf’.”
According to Dailor, MASTODON has written “18 or 19 songs” for the follow-up to 2011’s “The Hunter”.
“It’s gonna be massive and insane, lots of epic greatness,” he said. “There will be lots of huge riffs and new directions. It’s real weird, real math-y, real straightforward. It’s up, down and all around. It’s a culmination of everything for the band. The snowball keeps rolling and collecting snow.”
On December 10, Warner Bros. Records will digitally release “Mastodon Live At Brixton”, a recording of MASTODON‘s February 11, 2012 performance at London, England’s O2 Academy in Brixton. This sold-out performance was MASTODON‘s first show at the legendary venue. An audio-only version and a live video version directed by Ryan Mackfall (Crashburn Media) (both featuring the full 97-minute performance) will be available from all digital retailers, including iTunes and Amazon.
In addition to performing “Curl of the Burl”, “Black Tongue” and “Dry Bone Valley” from “The Hunter”, the band dug into their catalog, unearthing such scorching tracks as “Colony of Birchmen”, “Capillarian Crest” and “Iron Tusk”.
GENERATION KILL: ‘We’re All Gonna Die’ Album Teaser
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A short teaser for “We’re All Gonna Die”, the sophomore album from GENERATION KILL, the band featuring EXODUS frontman Rob Dukes, can be seen at this location. Released on November 15 via Nuclear Blast, the CD was produced by Chris “Zeuss” Harris, who has previously worked with SUICIDE SILENCE, ALL THAT REMAINS, SHADOWS FALL and SOULFLY, among others.
“We’re All Gonna Die” track listing:
01. Born To Serve
02. Prophets Of War
03. Self Destruction
04. Friendly Fire
05. Carny Love
07. There Is No Hope
08. We’re All Gonna Die
Said Dukes: “We called this album ‘We’re All Gonna Die’ because, for the most part, the lyrics are about the darker side of the existence of humans on this planet.
“The album as a whole is so diverse, drawing from our influences that we grew up on.
“We achieved our goal of creating something that we all are so proud of. I personally think this is the strongest vocal performance of my career, and as a band we can’t wait for the hard rock/metal world to hear this album.”
Added Zeuss: “This album is not an EXODUS clone. This is an album of music where five guys got together an explored our own roots of music, the records we grew up listening to and wrote songs paying homage to what we love.”
GENERATION KILL‘s debut album, “Red White And Blood”, was released in September 2011. The CD was recorded at J. Rod Production Studios in New City, New York (where the vocal tracks for EXODUS‘ “Let There Be Blood” and OVERKILL‘s “Ironbound” were previously laid down).
GENERATION KILL is:
Rob Dukes – Vocals
Rob Moschetti – Bass/Backing Vocals
Jason Trenczer – Lead Guitar
Jason Velez – Lead Guitar
James DeMaria – Drums
HATRIOT: ‘Dawn Of The New Centurion’ Cover Artwork, Track Listing Revealed
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HATRIOT, the San Francisco Bay Area thrash metal band led by former EXODUS and LEGACY (pre-TESTAMENT) frontman Steve “Zetro” Souza, will release its sophomore album, “Dawn Of The New Centurion”, on January 24, 2014 through Massacre Records. The band once again used producer Juan Urteaga and graphic artist Mark DeVito for the new effort, which will be made available on CD and digital download, as well as a limited-edition CD digipak with bonus tracks, and a limited-edition vinyl LP.
“Dawn Of The New Centurion” track listing:
01. From My Cold Dead Hands
02. Your Worst Enemy
03. The Fear Within
04. Honor The Rise And Fall
06. Silence In The House Of The Lord
07. World Funeral
08. Dawn Of The New Centurion
09. Consolation For The Insane
“Over the past year, HATRIOT has grown tighter as a band, and the songs on the new record will reflect that,” said Souza. “The songs are longer and more melodic, while keeping the classic thrash metal feel that we are known for.
“‘Heroes Of Origin’ was our ‘Kill ‘Em All’, and ‘Dawn Of The New Centurion’ is our ‘Ride The Lightning’.”
The first single from “Dawn Of The New Centurion” will be “The Fear Within”.
HATRIOT will be touring Europe in December, and plans on including some new material into its live set.
HATRIOT‘s drummer is none other than Steve‘s son, Nicholas Souza. Nicholas auditioned for the band after the departure of Alex Bent and “proved himself to be the best choice,” according to Steve.
HATRIOT‘s lineup also includes Zetro‘s son Cody, who got his first bass as a present from his father after Zetro bought it off current EXODUS bassist Jack Gibson. “I told him,” Zetro said in a recent interview with Metalholic.com, “‘You have to try out [for the bassist position in HATRIOT if you want to be in the band]. There’s no nepotism here, boy. If you can hang, you’re on.’ So he actually tried out, and he got the gig.”
Regarding HATRIOT‘s musical direction, Zetro said, “It’s in the vein of typical Bay Area thrash, but these guys are a lot younger, so there’s gonna be some blast-beats in there. There’s gonna be some kind of death [metal] approach to it, a little bit. ‘Cause these guys are new. They’re raw, and they’re fast, young, heavy, hard and aggressive, and I’m trying to convey that along as well.”
He added, “These new kids seem to understand what we did in the ’80s, but still bring a little bit of a new essence to it. We put that together with what I write vocally and it’s turned out to be really, really killer. It’s good stuff.”
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