Sometimes less is more. When a band puts out a release every year, year after year, the music and excitement can grow stale. Now, after a four year absence Disturbed is returning to kick our collective asses with some new music. the Hellion Rocks is really looking forward to this release!
DISTURBED ANNOUNCE RETURN FROM HIATUS WITH
NEW ALBUM IMMORTALIZED DUE AUGUST 21 WORLDWIDE
OFFICIAL VIDEO FOR FIRST SINGLE “THE VENGEFUL ONE” OUT NOW
ALBUM AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER EVERYWHERE TODAY
June 23, 2015 – Burbank, CA – After a four-year hiatus, Grammy Award-nominated, multiplatinum hard rock titans Disturbed have announced their return with their sixth studio album, entitled Immortalized, to be released August 21 through Reprise Records. Lead single “The Vengeful One” is out now, along with the accompanying animated video from award-winning filmmaker Phil Mucci, and Immortalized is available for pre-order everywhere today. The upcoming release follows 2010’s gold-certified Asylum, Disturbed‘s fourth consecutive #1 on the Billboard Top 200, and the group’s subsequent four-year hiatus, which gave members David Draiman [vocals], Dan Donegan [guitar], Mike Wengren [drums], and John Moyer [bass] the necessary reprieve to make this imminent and deliberate return.
Watch/share the official video for “The Vengeful One”:
“The idea was to leave when we were at our peak, which we were, and to come back when we felt reinvigorated,” asserts Draiman. “We had basically been going nonstop since 1998,” adds Wengren. “We got to do our own things. It didn’t take too long until the itch started coming back.” And Donegan agrees: “We wanted to return when we collectively had that fire underneath us. We missed it so much that we could tap into this energy and deliver the right album. We did it on our own terms.”
In January 2014, Draiman, Donegan, and Wengren met for dinner in their hometown of Chicago. Shortly thereafter, without notifying friends, families, or their label, the three began to fly back and forth to each other’s respective home studios for writing sessions, marking the beginnings of Immortalized and the first time they collectively wrote together since 2001.
“For this album, everything was written in the same room,” Draiman remarks. “It was wonderful experiencing how it used to be back in the day for us. That became apparent in the material, whether it was the passion of the performance, the power being harnessed, or the feelings evoked. We could feel the difference.”
To push themselves further, the group headed to Las Vegas’ Hideout Recordings to work alongside producer Kevin Churko [Ozzy Osbourne, Five Finger Death Punch]. “The goal was to find a producer we felt creatively comfortable with, but who could challenge us and spark a new evolution,” said Donegan. “Churko did that.”
The resulting record features the unshakable first single “The Vengeful One” – “Musically, it’s got that old school metal sound,” says Donegan. “It’s definitely Disturbed!” – along with an outside-the-box cover of Simon & Garfunkel’s “The Sound of Silence,” unlike anything in the group’s catalog.
“I think the fans will feel like it was worth the wait,” says Donegan. “We’ve been planning this for the past year and keeping it a secret so we can’t wait to hear the response. I hope fans realize we have a lot more left in us. This album reassured me of that. To be away from it for almost 5 years, get back in a room, write together, and tap into that fire is awesome. Part of me didn’t want to leave the studio! We still have a lot more to say. We still have a lot more to do. We’re returning stronger than ever. I think Immortalized shows that.”
Formed in Chicago in 1996, Disturbed have sold 12 million albums globally, scored nine No. 1 singles at Active Rock Radio, and had four consecutive albums debut at #1 on the Billboard Top 200, a feat shared only with Metallica and Dave Matthews Band. Their quadruple-platinum 2000 debut The Sickness formally announced their arrival as hard rock leaders, with that status solidified by their subsequent gold-, platinum- and double platinum-certified records as well as a Grammy Award nomination in the category of “Best Hard Rock Performance” for “Inside the Fire” in 2009.
Pre-order the album, including deluxe limited edition bundles:
Immortalized Track Listing:
1. The Eye Of The Storm
3. The Vengeful One
4. Open Your Eyes
5. The Light
6. What Are You Waiting For
7. You’re Mine
9. Save Our Last Goodbye
10. Fire It Up
11. The Sound of Silence
12. Never Wrong
13. Who Taught You How To Hate
15. Legion of Monsters*
16. The Brave And The Bold*
* Deluxe Only
Photo Credit: Travis Shinn
it’s loud, it’s dirty, it’s DISTURBED!!!!
I have been hearing lately that guitarist Vinnie Vincent has gone missing. I did a Google search and found a couple of atricles regarding this but nothing concrete. Interesting how a former member of “The Hottest Band In The World!” can just fall off the earth. Is it a conspiracy? Did people from the planet Jendell abduct him on Ace’s command? Did Gene and Paul stash him with Jimmy Hoffa? Has fallen under the spell of the Cat People? Or is he just done with the limelight and rat race and just living life? I’m gonna keep digging and will keep you updated.
where are you Vinnie?
CHILDREN OF BODOM Pre-Orders For I Worship Chaos Start 06/19/15!
I had the great fortune to meet and hang out with Alexi a little while back. We had a great discussion about life, music and the intense New Mexico sun. I’m looking forward to this new release and VERY interested in hearing their cover of the Kenny Loggins song “Danger Zone”, it should be interesting. Keep CHILDREN OF BODOM making music and pre-order yours TODAY!!!
Finnish Metal heroes CHILDREN OF BODOM will release their ninth studio album, I Worship Chaos, worldwide on October 2nd, 2015 via Nuclear Blast Records. Check out a message from the studio from Alexi and Janne :
Pre-orders for I Worship Chaos are available beginning today!
I Worship Chaos will be available in following formats:
– CD + DVD digibook (incl. bonus DVD and three bonus tracks!)
– 2LP (black, clear, silver, yellow, picture)
– digibook + canvas (mail order edition)
Pre-order your copy of CHILDREN OF BODOM‘s new record here:http://nblast.de/COBWorshipChaosNB
I Worship Chaos Track Listing:
01. I Hurt
02. My Bodom (I Am The Only One)
05. Prayer For The Afflicted
06. I Worship Chaos
07. Hold Your Tongue
08. Suicide Bomber
09. All For Nothing
Bonus Tracks (digibook only):
11. Mistress Of Taboo (PLASMATICS cover)
12. Danger Zone (KENNY LOGGINS cover)
13. Black Winter Day (AMORPHIS cover)
2LP (Black, Clear, Silver, Yellow, Picture):
01. I Hurt
02. My Bodom (I Am The Only One)
05. Prayer For The Afflicted
01. I Worship Chaos
02. Hold Your Tongue
03. Suicide Bomber
04. All For Nothing
CHILDREN OF BODOM live 2015:
19.06. F Clisson Hellfest
20.06. LUX Luxembourg City Den Atelier
21.06. B Dessel Graspop Metal Meeting
26.06. D Dischingen Rock am Härtsfeldsee
17.07. E Viveiro Resurrection Fest
31.07. FIN Tampere Ratinan Stadion
01.08. FIN Kuopio Kuopio Rockcock
10.10. J Saitama-Shi Loud Park
05.12. S Södra Hammarbyhamnen Fryshuset
06.12. N Oslo Rockefeller Music Hall
Visit CHILDREN OF BODOM online at: http://www.cobhc.com
it’s loud, it’s dirty, it’s CHILDREN OF BODOM!!!
Mastodon remains a band that continues to impress and entertain me. They have just released a new video for the track “Asleep In The Deep” off of their 2014 release Once More ‘Round The Sun.
MASTODON PREMIERES NEW MUSIC VIDEO FOR “ASLEEP IN THE DEEP”
Mastodon teams up once again with Once More ‘Round The Sun‘s cover artist Skinner to push the boundaries of psychedelia as far as they can. Skinner is the mastermind behind “Asleep in the Deep” The video tells the psychedelic and epic journey of a house cat who unknowingly travels into a bizarre gypsy catacomb where it encounters a giant bullfrog, a three-headed evil rat king, cat gnomes, cheese slaves and a warrior squirrel. ‘Asleep in the Deep’ is directed by Atlanta-based director, Video Rahim, and co-directed by Special FX guru, Shane Morton (Head of SPFX Make-Up on Adult Swim’s Your Pretty Face Is Going To Hell) and Skinner. Hey Beautiful Jerk, a NYC-based design and visual effects boutique, provided creative direction and all post production services. The creator and co-director of “Asleep in the Deep”, Skinner, has this to say about the video:
“This concept was birthed out of my curiosity about what a cat really does at night while we are asleep,” says Skinner. “Where do they go? Cats have a very mysterious myth to them and I thought it would be cool to explore that, as little nocturnal heroes. I decided to put a sort of Joseph Campbell hero myth spin on it and add some Jodorowsky psychedelia as well. I’m more than excited about the way it came out! I love it!”
Mastodon is excited to have a limited webstore exclusive bundle to celebrate the video premiere, which includes the “Asleep in the Deep” t-shirt and larger-than-life 24″x36″ old school movie-style poster printed on 100# text paper. Both the “Asleep in the Deep” shirt and poster feature the exclusive art by Skinner. This is a pre-sale item. Bundles will begin shipping by July 1st.
Order your limited web store exclusive bundle today:
Mastodon will spend their summer overseas performing at all the major European and South American festivals, including Belgium’s Pukkelpop, the prestigious Reading and Leeds Festival in England, and Brazil’s Rock in Rio Festival. They will also support Metallica for two shows in Russia.Please see below for of Mastodon’s upcoming tour dates.
June 19 Clissonm FRA Hellfest
June 20 Vitoria-Gasteiz, SPA Azkena Rock Festival
June 22 Pratteln, SWI Konzertfabrik Z7
June 24 Luxembourg, LUX Rockhal Club
June 26 Dublin, IRE Olympia
June 27 Cork, IRE The Savoy Theatre
June 28 Belfast, N. IRE Ulster Hall
July 1 Malmo, SWE KB Hall
July 2 Roskilde, DEN Roskilde Festival
July 3 Turku, FIN Ruisrock
Aug 7 Montreal, QC Heavy Montreal Fest
Aug 12 Oslo, NOR Oya Festival
Aug 14 Dinkelsbuehl, GER Summer Breeze Fest
Aug 15 Hamburg, GER Elb-Riot Festival
Aug 16 Dornbirn, AUT Bregenz Conrad Sohm
Aug 18 Cologne, GER Essigfabrik
Aug 19 Berlin, GER Kesselhaus
Aug 20 Charleville Mezieres, FRA Cabaret Vert
Aug 21 Hasselt, BEL Pukkelpop Shelter Marquee
Aug 25 St. Petersburg, RUS SKK Arena (w/ Metallica)
Aug 27 Moscow, RUS Olympysky (w/ Metallica)
Aug 29 Reading, ENG Reading Festival (The Pit Stage)
Aug 30 Leeds, ENG Leeds/Reading Festival (The Pit Stage)
Aug 31 Istanbul, TUR 100% Metal Headbangers
Sept 2 Thessaloniki, GRE Principal Theater Club
Sept 3 Athens, GRE Gazi Hall Entertainment Stage
Sept 5 Reykjavik, ICE Rokkjotnar Festival
Sept 25 Rio de Janeiro, BRA Rock in Rio Festival
Sept 27 Sao Paulo, BRA Anhembi (outdoor)
Sept 28 Santiago, CHI Comes Louder Festival
As previously announced, Mastodon are featured on THE GAME OF THRONES MIXTAPE, Catch the Throne: The Mixtape Vol. 2, with their new original song, “White Walker,” which is available here: https://soundcloud.com/catchthethrone.
Expect additional Mastodon news to be revealed soon. Until then, go to: www.mastodonrocks.com
Troy Sanders — Bass Guitar / Vocals
Brent Hinds — Guitars / Vocals
Bill Kelliher — Guitars
Brann Dailor — Drums / Vocals
it’s loud, it’s dirty, it’s MASTODON!!!!
PRO-PAIN Debut New Song “Age of Disgust” Via Metal Insider
WAAAY back in 1992ish I first heard of Pro-Pain and have been listening to them ever since. Now they have a new release and are still kicking ass!!!
Available Tuesday June 23rd on SPV/Steamhammer
PRO-PAIN‘s new album Voice Of Rebellion will be released through SPV/Steamhammer June 23rd in North America. The album can be pre-ordered on iTunes and Amazon. Today the song “Age of Disgust” is receiving its exclusive premiere via Metal Insider. Get a first listen to this punishing track HERE.
Aggressive, meticulous, passionate, righteous – all distinguishing traits that have come to symbolize the fundamentals of metal/hardcore pioneers PRO-PAIN. Since their crushing 1992 NAIRD nominated debut album Foul Taste Of Freedom, PRO-PAIN have become a staple in the diets of heavy music listeners around the globe. Their successful and enviable career has perpetually prospered throughout its course, and yet they still manage to find room to improve, and more importantly, impress. Each and every PRO-PAIN album is a paragon of intensity, inspiration, honesty and unwillingness to compromise. Their latest (and 15th) studio effort entitled Voice Of Rebellion is a testament to those very same qualities.
Recorded, mixed, and mastered by Corey Williams at Sound Lounge Recordings (Venice, Florida), Voice Of Rebellion features 14 punishing tracks that are sure to satisfy die-hard fans and new fans alike. Williams and PRO-PAIN main man Gary Meskil share production credits on the album
The album kicks off with a blistering and infectious title track (which is destined to become a PRO-PAIN classic). Songs like No Fly Zone and Age Of Disgust take the listener back to the bands groove laden glory days, while new ground gets forcefully broken with tracks such as Hellride and Souls On Fire. The entire spectrum of the band’s musical influences are proudly displayed and are tastefully explored within the contents of this explosive album.
The album is available in the following configurations:
– Standard Jewel edition
– Limited edition Digipak (with 3 bonus tracks and double sided poster)
– Limited Edition Vinyl LP in red color
For More Info Visit:
Do yourself a favor and help keep bands like Pro-Pain on the scene! Check this and their other 14 records out, you will NOT be disappointed!
it’s loud, it’s dirty, it’s PRO-PAIN!!!
This update is from Vivian Campbell via Facebook:
So, so happy to report that I’ve dodged the bullet of radiation. I was due to start a course that would have sidelined me for most of the first leg of the US tour, but my brilliant doctors have steered me towards an alternative course of treatment that will enable me to rejoin the tour this Saturday night in Birmingham Alabama. Furthermore, they’ve tailored future treatments to accommodate the tour schedule so I won’t have to miss any more shows.
I’m so happy and so indebted to the wonderful physicians who have worked so hard on my behalf to make this happen.
See you Saturday!
This saddens me to hear. Thoughts and well wishes to Vivian and his family.
Vivian Campbell: Def Leppard Guitarist Pulls Out of US Tour, Says His Cancer Has Returned
it’s loud, it’s dirty, it’s Rock N’ Roll!!!
(Photograph by Heilemann/Camera Press/Redux)
I’ve been spending a lot of time with Led Zeppelin lately. I have been listening to their albums with a new ear. With an 184 mile commute round trip I have the time. My focus has been on different aspects of their albums with each listen. From Led Zeppelin to Coda a new appreciation has grown within me for a band that has been a part of my life for a very long time. I mean how many of us used to draw the four symbols on everything we had?
The production and engineering on these albums was way ahead of the time. There is a magical depth to the music Led Zeppelin gave us. The lyrical content combined with the music expands the mind and transports us to worlds far from the ordinary world.
Led Zeppelin took us from blues to hard rock to reggae, sometimes on the same record. I often hear traces of them in many other bands throughout the years.
Thank you for the journeys Robert, Jimmy, John, and Bonzo for the friendship and joys you have given me.
it’s loud, it’s wonderful, it’s Led Zeppelin!!!
Ahhh keyboards in rock music. I have always been a fan of keyboards in rock n’ roll, I mean John Paul Jones in Led Zeppelin, John Lord in Deep Purple, Rick Wakeman in Yes, Freddie Mercury in Queen, the list goes on and on. And then on December 21st 1983, a day that lives on in infamy to me, Van Halen released the single “Jump”, wait…what just happened? My hard rock driven guitar band released a song with a sickly poppy sounding keyboard in it? If you can’t tell I was sorely disappointed in the boys. People were labeling the song as “pop rock” or “synthrock”, I was aghast a this. I eventually overcame my lament and forgave Van Halen for this travesty (again this is my opinion).
Today on my commute home I heard “Jump” on the radio (no I still don’t like it) and thought to myself I wonder what others think about keyboards in hard rock and heavy metal. I know bands like Sonata Artica, Kamelot, and Nightwish use them, but what are your thoughts?
it’s loud, it’s dirty, i might as well JUMP!!!