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The Band Machine Head

Phil Demmel appeared at GAK in Brighton U.K. for Jackson Guitar Clinic

Phil Demmel appeared at GAK in Brighton U.K. for Jackson Guitar Clinic

Machine Head Guitarist Phil Demmel has just completed a European, Jackson-sponsored guitar clinic tour. A video of his appearance at the event at GAK (Guitar Amp & Keyboards) in Brighton, U.K. can be seen below. GAK is a shop which <a href=”http://www.soulsanctuarymusic.com&#8221; title=”Soul Sanctuary“>Soul Sanctuary visit fairy regularly, sucks that I didn’t know about this event before hand or I would have made sure to be there.

Phil Demmel and the rest of Machine Head celebrated Demmel’s tenth anniversary as an official member of the band earlier this month.

Machine Head Band

Machine Head Guitarist at Jackson Guitar Clinic!

Phil Demmel joined Machine Head a decade after his previous band, Vio-Lence disbanded. Vio-Lence was originally formed by Robb Flynn, Machine Head’s vocalist and guitarist, and Phil Demmel when they were just teenagers. In 1992 Flynn went on to form Machine Head, then Demmel joined them in 2003.

In February Machine Head fired their bassist Adam Duce. The band’s front-man Robb Flynn explained in a post he made online: “We may have fired Adam on [February 11], but Adam quit Machine Head well over a decade ago. He just never bothered to tell anyone… but we all knew it.” Machine Head recently held auditions for a replacement bassist, but they have not yet made any official announcement as to who.

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FIST TO THE SKY to release new album

Posted: April 25, 2013 in Music

PITTSBURGH MUSIC MAGAZINE

 

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Chicago-based melodic metal band FIST TO THE SKY is releasing a new album this coming June. I was recently given the opportunity to check these guys out and I am officially impressed. Their first album, Light the World Up was produced by guitarist Hollywood. Massive melodic tones paired with classic heavy metal sounds leave a true statement for the band’s first album. My favorite track, New Addiction, has powerful lyrics. Not only does the band play great music- they are also skilled lyrically.

Their sophomore work, Down Into Hell, showcases their technical ability. The title track, Down Into Hell, is delivered with striking vocals by Mickey Murder. Being a bassist myself, I can appreciate the funky bass lines that Murder plays which will appeal to a broad spectrum of fans. The anthem-like lyrics of Another Lesson Learned, the next track, are paired with sophisticated guitar…

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PITTSBURGH MUSIC MAGAZINE

  

British thrashers EVILE will release their new album, Skull, on May 27th in Europe via Earache Records and on June 11th in North America via Century Media/Earache Records! This highly anticipated follow-up to 2011’s Five Serpent’s Teeth was once again recorded with producer Russ Russell (NAPALM DEATH, DIMMU BORGIR) at Parlour Studios in Kettering, England.  The artwork for the album was painted by artist Eliran Kantor (TESTAMENT, SODOM, HATEBREED).

To hear your first preview of Skull, please visit Decibel Magazine.com for the premiere of the album track, “Underworld”:

 http://www.decibelmagazine.com/featured/streaming-evile-underworld/

Skull track-listing:

1. Underworld

2. Skull

3. The Naked Sun

4. Head of the Demon

5. Tomb

6. Words of the Dead

7. Outsider

8. What You Become

9. New Truths Old Lies

EVILE live:
Apr. 26 – Dublin, Ireland – The Academy *
Apr. 27 – Manchester, UK – HMV Ritz *
Apr. 28 – London…

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ALL TIME LOW “The Spring Fever Tour 2013″ Pictorial from Stage AE PIttsburgh April 20, 2013

PITTSBURGH MUSIC MAGAZINE

ALL TIME LOW “The Spring Fever Tour 2013″ Pictorial from Stage AE PIttsburgh April 20, 2013

All photos ©2013 Pittsburgh Music Magazine and MAlbitz Photo

All Time Low and Pierce The Veil with special guests Mayday Parade and You Me At Six.

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Exasperated by Aliases

Aliases Band

Aliases with new vocalist Joe Rosser

Aliases (Formed by ex members of SikTh) are giving away a free download of their newly released single, “Exasperated” via Bandcamp. They have also released an awesome new video, with some very creepy twists which can be seen below. Exasperated features the band’s new vocalist Joe Rosser who I must say has an amazing set of lungs, which create some beautiful harmonies on this new 5 minute riffage fest. Speaking about Rosser as the new vocalist and addition to the bands line up guitarist Pin said:

“After things didn’t work out with our last vocalist Leigh [Dale], we put an extremely thorough process in place for selecting a new vocalist for Aliases. We had a massive number of applicants with some awesome talent come through. Joe Rosser stood out from the start returning amazing versions of tracks from our last EP, Safer Than Reality.”

Pin continued “When we met him we were all on the same wavelength as people, he seemed like he had been in the band for a long time. Next was to see how he wrote and so we gave him the track which has become Exasperated, he absolutely ripped it up. The guy is extremely versatile, has amazing pitching and rhythm and is going to bring so much to the band. This is the start of the next exciting phase of Aliases and it’s going to be hectic.”

The new video from Aliases has definitely put the band on the map for me the vocals really kill on every level.

Joe Rosser also commented about his joining the ranks of Aliases:

“It’s been great to bond with a group of musicians with the same sort of outlook on music as me. I think the moment we shared ideas we gelled together really well. Not only that but the fact that they are such great people to be around, we have become good friends. Working on the single has been so much fun.”

Rosser when on to say “From laying down ideas to progressing it to a full length song, it more or less took its course and the rest of the bend felt what I added gave it a better twist than they anticipated. Recording the video was insane. Lack of sleep, lots of energy drinks and a huge office block with a DIY bedroom set… It couldn’t have been more surreal!”

Rosser showed great admiration for the video director Ben Herbert by saying “Ben Herbert who directed it was so sound to work with and brought out the best in the ideas we had for the visual aspect of it all. I’ve admired the band for some time and never thought I could match the standard, but it seems this time I proved myself wrong and I am looking forward to a progressive future with Aliases. It’s gonna be a blast!”


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The Dillinger Escape Plan

The Dillinger Escape Plan new album One Of Us Is The Killer

The Dillinger Escape Plan the insane mathcore outfit we all know and love/hate have just released their new video for “When I Lost My Bet“, which can be seen below. “When I Lost My Bet” is from Dillinger’s fifth full-length album, entitled “One Of Us Is The Killer“, due to be released on the 14th of May 2013 through Dillinger‘s own Party Smasher Inc., in partnership with the North American leg of Sumerian Records.

The album “One Of Us Is The Killer” was recorded in Southern California with longtime producer Steve Evetts (Glassjaw, Suicide Silence), with additional production being done at guitarist/co-founder Ben Weinman‘s studio. The albums Mastering will is to be taken care of by Tom Baker (Deftones, Nine Inch Nails).

One Of Us Is The Killer by The Dillinger Escape Plan

One Of Us Is The Killer by The Dillinger Escape Plan

The Dillinger Escape Plan frontman and vocalist Greg Puciato spoke to AOL’s Noisecreep about the bands time in the studio and the recording process for new album: “Dillinger [Escape Plan] is a different beast in tracking than most normal bands. Even Steve has told me that there’s no other band that he has recorded that requires this amount of attention to detail. We take a longer amount of time to do one thing than most bands take to do ten. At this point, talking to Ben about it, we only do this once every three years on average so ten years from now I don’t want to look back and think, ‘Fuck man, we should have finished that one three weeks earlier!’ Who cares? You want it to be right and you want it to be the thing that was the closest to what your vision actually was.”

Greg Puciato continued regarding the direction of the new Dillinger Escape Plan material: “I can hear [the influence of old punk and hardcore records] a lot. I can definitely hear that in some of the riffs, which are really aggressive. It’s not a blatant hardcore record or anything like that. I actually think this is the most all over the place and weirdest record we’ve ever written. It’s the first one since I joined the band where Ben has sent me songs and I’ve been like, ‘What the fuck is happening? This sounds like a beehive!’”

The new record from Dillinger Escape plan is bound to be insane no matter which way you look at it, good or bad. Whether you appreciate the complex musical structures and in your face carnage, or it just sounds like a wall of noise. “One Of Us Is The Killer” is bound to get some kind of reaction from the general music loving public at large. What are your thoughts on the new Dillinger Escape Plan album, are you excited, do you not even care? What do you think of their new video? Let us know in the comments section down below.





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Burton C. Bell

Fear Factory

Fear Factory

Fear Factory frontman Burton C. Bell has been caught on video singing Metallica‘s classic hit “Enter Sandman“. Filmed at the “Rock-A-Holic” live rock and metal karaoke night on the 11th of April, at Skinny’s Lounge in North Hollywood, California. The video can be seen below.

Burton C. Bell has recorded a cover version “Enter Sandman” back in 2001 for “Metallic Assault – A Tribute To Metallica” a Metallica Tribute album released by the record label Big Eye Music. On stage with Bell were John Christ (Guitar), Robert Trujillo (Bass) and Tommy Aldridge (Drums).

As I’m sure all of you are fully aware “Enter Sandman” was the lead single from Metallica’s celebrated 1991 record; fan dubbed The Black Album.

Fear Factory are set to perform their 1995 sophomore album, “Demanufacture”, in its entirety aboard 70,000 Tons Of Metal 2014. The world’s biggest heavy metal cruise, due to set sail between the 27th and 31st of January.

Burton C. Bell

Burton C. Bell

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