Children Of Bodom's BRAND NEW album HALO OF BLOOD is OUT TODAY in North America! Go download it on iTunes or head over to your local record store and get it now!
2013 sees the Hatecrew returning home to Nuclear Blast with the 8th studio album of their career. Recorded and produced by the band in their in-house studio in Helsinki as well as in Petrax Studio, Hollola, with support from Peter Tägtgren (HYPOCRISY, PAIN), “Halo Of Blood” distinctly seizes on the early works’ sense of melody and coarseness, while putting it all into a modern-day soundscape and venturing quite a few new steps, such as presenting both the band’s fastest and slowest song ever. Mastermind Alexi Laiho states: “Believe it or not, but we’ve managed to keep it fresh and new while still maintaining the elements that make COB’s sound recognizable. Lyric-wise, `Halo Of Blood´ comprises topics we’ve never dealt with before.” Rounded off by a classic COB cover artwork created by Sami Saramäki, “Halo Of Blood” bares the band’s roots and lets them sprout into 10 timeless anthems of sheer magnificence. As Laiho promises: “Whether you enjoy it with a beer or a glass of water, I’m sure you’ll have a blast!” Obey the reaper!
Detroit, Michigan's BATTLECROSS have unveiled the title, cover art, and first single from their upcoming new album. Battlecross will triumphantly return as one of the true champions of American Heavy Metal with their devastating sophomore release, War of Will. Co-produced at Audio Hammer Studios with famed producers Mark Lewis and Eyal Levi, the sophomore effort form Detroit's newest soldiers of steel will soon prove as one of the most impressive follow-up releases, destined to become a heavy metal classic for fans of all sub-genres. "War of Will triggers a strange Déja Vu while feeling completely brand new" says Levi.
You can listen to their first single from the upcoming album, "Force Fed Lies" below.
Battlecross recently played their hometown at the Orion Music + More Festival in which Metallica's James Hetfield and Robert Trujillo made an appearance to introduce Battlecross who also delivered a spot-on rendition of Slayer's "War Ensemble" in tribute to late Slayer guitarist Jeff Hanneman.
WAR OF WILL drops July 9, and you can pre-order the album now!
14 days left of the Huntress "Virtual Yard Sale" Indiegogo campaign! Help Huntress share a bus with Battlecross on Mayhemfest and get great perks like hanging with the band/tickets to Mayhem, have the band record a song for you and more! Post on your page to promote: Check out their hilarious video and more info below;
ENCORE BROADCASTS: Friday, June 14th @ 8pm ET/5pm PT Sunday, June 16th @ 11am ET/8am PT **Also Available On SiriusXM On Demand**
CHILDREN OF BODOM guitarist and vocalist Alexi Laiho joins SiriusXM host Jose Mangin for an in-studio hing to talk about their 9th studio album Halo of Blood, and about their summer run on the 6th annual Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival, running from June 29th to August 4th.
Attika 7 and Scorpion Child have just been added to the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival this summer. Both bands will be playing all tour dates with Scorpion Child headlining the Musicians Institute Stage and Attika 7 playing the Musician's Institute Stage. To see all the bands playing this summer on Mayhem, check out the all bands page
The Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival, Theo Rossi aka “Juice” & Kim Coates aka “Tig” from the FX hit television series,“Sons of Anarchy”, want to give you and a guest a once-in-a-lifetime experience with exclusive behind the scenes and onstage access to benefit a great non-profit StatenStrong. Details on where to bid here and some of the features are listed here:
This Is What You Get:
Two (2) Premium Reserved Seats OR Two (2) General Admission PIT Tickets to San Manuel Amphitheater in San Bernardino, CA. on June 29, 2013 at 1:00 pm (Exact seat location will not be known until show day but we will provide the best premium seats available)
Two (2) VIP Guest Passes for access into the Backstage VIP Lounge (VIP bracelets are good for this date only)
Onstage Announcement on the Festival Stage with Theo & Kim with Onstage Viewing of one (1) Festival Band
Backstage Tour to see the "Inner Workings" of a Large Scale Tour – Who knows who you’ll meet or what you’ll see!
Last week, Motionless In White premiered their new music video for their single "America" directed by Clown of Slipknot. This week, Rockstar Energy Drink US gives us an exclusive Behind The Scenes look at the making of the video. Head to Rockstar's Facebook page now to watch it!
Watch the final segment of Amon Amarth's Forging Mjölnir mini documentary! The intimate three-part account comes in celebration of their forthcoming new studio offering, Deceiver of the Gods, set for worldwide release later this month. Directed by Luke Daley (http://makezure.com/), the striking black and white film offers candid commentary with each member on a host of subjects.
Watch the concluding clip where the AMON AMARTH collective discuss the struggles of tour life, recording and their hopes for the future via their microsite at http://deceiver.amonamarth.com/
Skratch N Sniff has partnered with Mayhem to bring music fans everywhere the Skratch N Sniff Mayhem Mix. This 48 minute mix features songs from artists on the Mayhem 2013 lineup and Mayhem Alum as well, all remixed and mashed to perfection. Metal meets beats!- http://bit.ly/19nfdQj
Butcher Babies are proud to announce the July 9th release of "Goliath" on Century Media Records.
The Los Angeles based band - frontwomen Carla Harvey and Heidi Shepherd, guitarst Henry Flury, bassist Jason Klein, and drummer Chris Warner - wrapped their tour with Marilyn Manson in late February and went straight into the studio with producer Josh Wilbur (Gojira, Lamb of God, Hatebreed). The results offer an undeniable mission statement to the metal community: forget everything you think you know about the BUTCHER BABIES, because they've got their sights set to slay on "Goliath."
Catch them on the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival all summer on the Jagermeister stage and be sure to follow them on Facebook!
If you’ve been to Mayhem before, you know it’s a damn good time! Starting today, you and several friends can share that good time together for a very low price with the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival “Devil of A Good Time” offer! Read more to find out all the details!
This offer features your choice of paying JUST $66 for a 6-pack of lawn tickets, or $69 for a pair of tickets in the reserved section (plus fees)! This offer begins on Thursday, June 6th at 9:00am local time and ends on Sunday, June 9th at 9:00am local time.
Note: Boise, Bangor and Shoreline not participating in this offer and Boston reserved package is $99
If you’ve been to Mayhem before, you know it’s a damn good time! Starting June 6th, you and several friends can share that good time together for a very low price with the ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK MAYHEM FESTIVAL “Devil of A Good Time” offer! This offer features your choice of paying JUST $66 for a 6-pack of lawn tickets, or $69 for a pair of tickets in the reserved section (plus fees)! This offer begins on Thursday, June 6th at 9:00am local time and ends on Sunday, June 9th at 9:00am local time. NOT PARTICIPATING: Boise, ID / Mountain View, CA / Bangor, ME. Check your local listings for more information.
Less than one week until Children of Bodom's latest album, "Halo of Blood" hits stores in the US. Pre-order it now on iTunes and check out our interview with Alexi Laiho last month at the Revolver Golden Gods.
Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festivals Metal Of Honor is giving back. Starting on Wednesday, May 1st at 12 noon (all local time zones) members of the military and veterans will have their chance to purchase Military Discount tickets to the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival [General Admission tickets only]
You must be in the military to qualify for this pricing. Go to the Veteran Tickets Foundation to receive discount and to purchase discounted tickets online. Limited Discounted Tickets, Get Yours Now.
Additional Acts will be added in place of Behemoth's spot on the Rockstar Enegy Drink Mayhem Festival.
Drummer Inferno undergoes surgery and unable to perform while he recovers
Poland's blackened death metal outfit BEHEMOTH have been forced to cancel their upcoming appearance on the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival due to their drummer Inferno taking ill and requiring surgery.
The band's frontman Nergal comments, "This must have been the most difficuld decision we were forced to make in recend years. Behemoth is known for not canceling any shows or tours. But this is not something we can do when we are missing our driving force, the man behind the drums - Inferno. Unfortunately, he was hospitalized due to appendix surgery and it's gonna take him a few months to fully recover and get back to shape. We are trying to save selected European Festivals with a fill-in drumer (Krimh ex-Decapitated), but we won't be risking doing a full-on prestigious tour like the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival without Inferno. Behemoth is a solid unit and any part of this unit missing makes us weaker, and that is not how we want to present our new material to our fans. Please, accept our apologies and be patient, we shall return to Europe (this fall) and US (early 2014) empowered and motivated as never before!"
In anticipation of the release of their ninth studio offering, "Deceiver of the Gods", Swedish death metal tyrants Amon Amarth unleash the second of their special three-part mini documentary. Fittingly titled Forging Mjölnir, the crisp black and white film was directed by Luke Daley and offers up intimate interviews with the band. Check out part two of the "Deveiver of Gods" documentary!
For special Deceiver of the Gods preorder packages as well as a stream of the title track, head over to Metal Blade Records!
See Amon Amarth this summer on Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival!