While performing their headlining set at Rock Hard Festival in Italy, Queensrÿche debuted a new song off their upcoming self-titled album.
The song is called “Fallout” and can be viewed below.
Geoff Tate recently stated he doesn’t know what the signature sound of Queensrÿche is, but new singer Todd La Torre and co. have a damn good idea.
Michael Wilton has brought the harmonized leads back with shredding solos and Eddie Jackson delivers his trademark backing vocals.
“Fallout” is a pretty short song, but a jam nonetheless. I was surprised to find they performed this one live and figured it would have just been an awesome album track that I would never get to see live. This song and “Redemption” are solid indicators of what the new album sounds like and I can assure you guys that you won’t be let down by it. Continue Reading This Post
When someone who is a part of your life passes away, it sends a shockwave through your entire body. For a few split seconds, emotions flood every orifice. Your most cherished times with that person comes running back to your mind like it was just yesterday. The most difficult part is you know that you’ll never be able to share those moments with them ever again.
As I’m writing this, it reminds me of some of the hardest things I’ve ever had happen to me in my life. Losing my Uncle and Grandmother in consecutive months was not an easy pill to swallow. Never being able to meet my Grandfather, who survived four heart attacks and succumbed after the fifth, pains me to recollect. In the grand scheme of things, this happens to everyone. It happens everyday in the world and although the pain never wants to subside, we eventually have to move on with our lives.
In some cases, however, certain people make an impact on your life without ever even meeting them. When I learned of Ronnie James Dio’s passing almost three years ago to the day, I crumbled to my bed and listened to “Heaven and Hell” and “Rainbow In The Dark” on repeat. Did I ever have the pleasure to be in his presence in my 24 years on this planet? No, but he changed my life for the better in many ways. His music, among others, kept me out of trouble.
No matter how aggressive or brazen the music of Slayer was, it interestingly enough, had me driving down the straight and narrow. I’m sure “Angel Of Death” or “War Ensemble” was at one point, in someone’s life, the soundtrack to some pretty nutty shit. The song “Payback” definitely got me through some strenuous breakups and don’t even get me started on the arguments I’ve had with people over the lyrical content of “Disciple.”
Slayer saved my life. If I didn’t have an outlet where I could be angry and listen to angry music, I would’ve unleashed my malevolence in places where it shouldn’t have. I owe a great debt to them and in particular, Jeff Hanneman. Continue Reading This Post
We won’t be attending, but GSA is, in fact, one of the sponsors of Devilstone Open Air 2013, an extreme music festival happening this July in Lithuania.
We saw the poster for the event, and had to be involved.
The festival will boast a bunch of solid bands, including Enslaved, Kadavar, Tides From Nebula, Koldbrann, Avulsed, Wolf, Kongh, Samsara Blues Experiment, La Chudra, Exile Into Suffery, Angelus Apatrida, Confession, Argharus, Stoned Jesus, Vomitory, and Orange Goblin.
Devilstone Open Air is a unique summer festival of extreme metal music and delirious rock ‘n’ roll spirit. Now in its fifth year in Anykščiai, Lithuania, “Devilstone Open Air promotes diversity across the genres and geographical origins satisfying both the sophisticated music experts and curious youngsters seeking new experiences,” according to a press release.
If you live on the same continent, you should totally go. Just hop the train to Lithuania. I live an ocean away. That’s my excuse for not going. Although, if I start rowing now…
The festival will also boast workshops, classes, film screenings, soccer matches, “nocturnal dancing fiestas,” and other attractions. Continue Reading This Post
Posted by Chris Harris on May 20, 2013 in Huh?, News
Shavo wants his life to return to this
It’s hard to tell whether the posts popping up this morning on billy goat-bearded System of a Down bassist Shavo Odadjian’s Facebook are authentic or the work of hacker fans.
They seem legit, but at the same time, they seem so absolutely careless, you’d never imagine someone would willfully share information in such a manner.
The gloves came off of Shavo, and he came out swinging in his posts, claiming he and the rest of System want to make new music…but as suspect, Serj Tankian does not.
“I’ll come clean…Its not us(meaning Daron, John Or Shavo!! Its Serj who doesn’t want to do a new album!!!!,” the first post reads.
“So please stop harassing us about it!!! We are just waiting for SERJ,” the post adds. “Now He might hate me for exposing the truth but I Had too.. Sorry folks!!! We’re trying to get a new album out, its just not passing Serj’s RULES! Kinda funny, since we started the band and now he’s holding us back!! I think we should release another album again???”
The posts seem to follow a night spent at a comedy club in Los Angeles, with some very funny comedians. So, perhaps it is possible Shavo had a few too many and opened up.
“As for me…I’m ready to release one with someone who wants to be the singer of SYSTEM,” the post adds. “Not someone we have to beg to be a part of SYSTEM!! So with that in mind, what do you guys (sic) should do? Just remember, He’s been holding us back for 7 years so far…wanna wait another 5 years? or shall we release a record without Serj? u tell us?????”
Minutes later, after fans started questioning the validity of the post, another popped up.
“I dont want to make a record without him… but if he’s not down? Should the 3 of us just sit and wait?? Not cool!!!!!!!! I want the fans from all over the world including Brazil to tell us what they think.
No System? or System with with a new singer whos just as good if not better? PLUS new System songs and tours???? please give me ur opinion people!!! is SYSTEM better with no singer or someone who is excited to be our new singer?? you decide.. cause im confused!!!” Continue Reading This Post
When Mitch Lucker died by his own drunken hands in a motorcycle accident last Halloween, I figured it spelled curtains for the band as well.
It appears my hunch was correct.
In a new interview, Suicide Silence guitarist Mark Heylum says the boys don’t really have it in ‘em to carry on. At least not yet.
“Well the mindset right now is that none of us really have the energy after all of this,” says Heylum.
“From going 150,000 miles per hour in the band, going to a different country every week and going at it so hard, then all of a sudden stopping. We don’t want to do anything. We don’t want to think about what we’re going to do. We want to chill out for a little bit and then if something happens, it happens, if it doesn’t, it doesn’t. It’s as simple as that.”
I think the band should just throw in the towel, or start over with a new name. Suicide Silence is no more, in a lot of people’s eyes — especially the band, it seems. Continue Reading This Post