People either hate or love the Deftones, and seemingly, they have more fans now than they ever have, which brings up an interesting debate. Many of the newer fans think their best material is from their most recent efforts, while the old school crowd believes the topic is not up for debate.. they believe the first few albums are the elite. Which album do YOU feel is superior?
STONE SOUR has made the five song “Meanwhile In Burbank…” EP featuring covers from Alice In Chains, Judas Priest, KISS, Black Sabbath, and Metallica available for streaming here. The EP was recorded live at Room 237 in Burbank, California, and was originally released April 18 only on vinyl at select record stores.
“Meanwhile In Burbank…“ track listing:
1. We Die Young (ALICE IN CHAINS cover)
2. Heading Out To The Highway (JUDAS PRIEST cover)
3. Love Gun (KISS cover)
4. Creeping Death (METALLICA cover)
5. Children Of The Grave (BLACK SABBATH cover)
The band will release two more EP’s of cover songs titled “Straight Out Of Burbank” and “No Sleep ‘Till Burbank” according to vocalist Corey Taylor. Each will include five tracks including covers of Rage Against The Machine, Motley Crue, Bad Brains, and Violent Femmes songs.
By: Donnie Hardin
I had just posted a piece about my feelings for the band’s Deftones and Flaw to be looked at as possibilities to participate by organizers for this years Louder Than Life music festival,when an old, knowledgeable, musical enthusiast friend of mine, Christopher Mudd, chimed in with this bombshell of a suggestion, “Hey Donnie, while you’re at it, why not try to lure Faith No More to Louder Than Life?” I quietly thought to myself, “Yeah right! Who the hell am I anyway? Why me?” and within seconds of refusing to be beaten down by my own self doubt, I thought to myself, “Well, why the hell not try to lure Faith No More to this great event? I am the Louder Than Life audience, that’s who f**k I am!” As I am not one to shyly disappear when some outrageous challenge…
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By: Donnie Hardin
To: Danny Wimmer Presents, (promoters of festivals such as Rock On The Range, Louder Than Life)
I have been a Deftones fan ever since I saw the Southern California band open for KISS all the way back in 1996. The concert was at Rupp Arena in Lexington, Kentucky, a noisy, cracker box-shaped basketball arena built for the college basketball dominant Kentucky Wildcats, which was opened in 1976. It is a dreadful venue to see any kind of concert. It was built so that its basketball crowds were especially loud. Therefore, has terrible acoustics for loud music. Anyway, that did not matter when the energetic, fresh groundbreaking act known as ‘Deftones’ took the stage amongst a sold-out crowd. As a musician and fan, that day kinda of changed my life.
Deftones have not let up and have built a stellar career as hard rock / metal icons. So…
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By: Donnie Hardin
The Chicago-based band A.D.D. (which stands for Analog Digital Disorder) is a much needed breath of fresh air for the serious, mature and sometimes bored hard rock / metal enthusiast, such as myself. Having just recently released their second album, ‘CORE’ via Pavement Entertainment, A.D.D. is well on their way to making 2015 something very special not only for themselves but for their listeners.
The amazing and unique vocals of lead vocalist Matilda Moon, combined with very crafty, heavy, melodic, and emotional riffs are quite refreshingly organized and brilliantly arranged to compliment each other. The result: Musical brilliance. One listen to the song ‘I Regret’ and the listener knows. A.D.D. is serious about their music and every fiber of the bands collective being is as real as it gets. No gimmicks. Real talent. Real words. Real music. Real meaning.
It is an honor for me as…
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By: Brooke Edgewater
Soul Element was released in December of 2006, then re-released in 2008 through a distribution contract that put the album on shelves at Best Buy, Hot topic and other franchises. Their second album, in 2010, ‘The Point of No Return’ was released independently that summer. The first single off the sophomore album, Keep Digging, is provides a more upbeat groove…
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By: Donnie Hardin
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From the The Atlanta Journal-Constitution:
Georgia State Patrol Cpl. Scott Smith said the driver of the 15-passenger van “apparently fell asleep and allowed the vehicle to leave the roadway, at which time the vehicle struck a tree on the passenger side.”
Three of the van’s 12 occupants were ejected, Smith said.
He said there were three fatalities on the scene. Eight other people were taken to local hospitals, three in critical condition.
The van was traveling from a show last night in Spartansburg, South Carolina, about 175 miles away. They were on their way to play The Basement in Atlanta, GA tonight, which has now been cancelled. The tour, which began on Friday, was to have wrapped up tonight. The names…
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On April 27th :Emperors And Elephants will release a brand new music video for their single “Change” off of the Devil In The Lake album. On May 5th the band will re-release the with 9 bonus tracks that will include acoustic takes and demos of the songs you may already know.
Emperors And Elephants have been touring steadily since the release of Devil In The Lake, and will continue to tour throughout 2015 including playing Rock Fest 2015 in Cadott, WI on July 18th.
Happy Birthday Angus
By: Donnie Hardin
Born on March 31,1955 in Glasgow, Scotland, Angus McKinnon Young was the youngest of eight children of William and Margaret Young, a would be rock icon would eventually pick up a banjo, which has been re-strung with six strings. Having shown so much interest in making racket on the banjo, his mother would buy him a cheap acoustic guitar, and he began to hone his unique skills.
Then, in 1970, history would be made. He became the very proud owner of a Gibson SG at a music store a couple of blocks down the street from the family home. “I got out and got a Gibson SG that I played until it got wood rot because so much sweat and water got into it. The whole neck warped. I bought it second-hand; it was about a ’67. It had a real thin neck, really slim…
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Exclusive Interview With Soil’s Tim King
By: Donald R. Hardin
Tim King is the epitome of a true hard-working veteran musician, having been in a pretty successful death metal band in Oppressor, throughout the 1990’s. The band toured with black metal vets Cradle Of Filth and death metal icons Cannibal Corpse, not a shabby resume’ for any working musician for a lifetime.
As a new decade approached, Tim and Adam Zadel (also of Soil) still members of Oppressor started a little side project, the name, SOiL. They would go on to become hard rock heavyweights for the entire next decade and a half, which brings us to 2015, and the band is showing no signs of letting up anytime soon.
In the interview below, you will read about Tim’s description of having their major label break-through album (Scars) released on September 11, 2001, and finding out about the…
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By: Donnie Hardin
Lawless Hearts, based out of Jacksonville, Florida, is set to release their debut EP titled ‘Creatures of Habit‘ by way of Pavement Entertainment on April 21, 2015. Their sound is one of a box that has been pried open with the tools of talent, wisdom, and sheer determination. A unique, refreshing explosion of the sounds of rock-n-roll with hints of blues, a subtle dose of pop-laced, L.A. influenced edgy rock-n-roll vocals, and the meaningful lyrics of extraordinary front-woman Alex Marie. Their message is strong and positive. With creative genius, confidence, an undying passion for all music, and the most important aspect of all music around the world, the gifted art of relating to the listener.
I introduce to you, Lawless Hearts…
Q) Please introduce yourselves one by one, and briefly describe your individual influences, also, tell us what unique piece of the…
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FLAW w/ special guest: Seasons After
REAWAKENING Tour 2015
DATE: CITY: VENUE:
fri may 1st- lancaster, oh – mickey’s bar & grill (flaw only)
sat may 2nd – battle creek, mi – the music factory
sun may 3rd – joliet, il – mojoes
wed may 6th – minneapolis, mn – pov’s
thur may 7th – des moines, ia – vaudville mews
fri may 8th – janesville, wi – the back bar
sat may 9th – waterloo, ia – spicoli’s
tue may 12th – st. louis, mo – firebird
wed may 13th – merriam, ks – aftershock
fri may 15th – denver, co – (venue tba)
sat may 16th – colorado springs, co – sunshine studios
tue may 19th – austin, tx – dirty dog bar
wed may 20th – san antonio, tx – 210kapones live
thur may 21st – dallas, tx – trees
fri may 22nd – houston, tx –…
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It is said Lars requested no bass on the album. Whatever the reason. the bass cannot be heard. Not until this version including the enhanced bass recording was released. Take a good listen, you will likely love it!
In an interview with Ultimate-Guitar, Steve Thompson, who mixed the album, explains exactly what happened:
“We had to get the drum sound up the way he had it. I wasn’t a fan of it. So now [Lars Ulrich] goes, “See the bass guitar?” and I said, “Yeah, great part, man. He killed it.” He said, “I want you to bring down the bass where you can barely, audibly hear it in the mix.” I said, “You’re kidding. Right?”
He said, “No. Bring it down.” I bring it down to that level and he says, “Now drop it down another 5 db.” I turned around and looked at [James] Hetfield and said…
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Interview conducted by: Donald R. Hardin
Beyond Threshold is a brilliant metal talent that induces chaos amongst its intense, appreciative audience at every live show. The band provides a unique blend of modern metal with a powerful brain rattling punch of classic thrash guitar styles melted down and reconstructed with a tastefully, crazed coordination of brutal adventure and metal originality.
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