Wednesday, September 30, 2009

KoRn, KoRn, KoRn

KORN is currently working on its ninth studio album, which is due out sometime in early 2010. Although only three members of the original lineup — Davis, guitarist James "Munky" Shaffer and bassist Reginald "Fieldy" Arvizu — remain, Davis said that the essence of KORN is intact. "I'll lay it down to you right now: all the writing was done by Fieldy and Munky," he said. "David [Silveria, ex-drummer] was there to write beats, but he wasn't really there. Head [ex-guitarist Brian Welch] wasn't really there for any of it, because he was so jacked up on drugs and worrying about other things. So the core of KORN is there. And adding Ray [Luzier] as the drummer — he loves playing drums and he plays just like David did. We're excited that we found someone that fits that mold. So I think we got the three that's the core of what KORN is."

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Sumerian Records drops Sea of Treachery

Sumerian Records and San Diego, California metal band Sea Of Treachery recently parted ways. Essentially, the label lost confidence in the band following a host of line-up changes. For their part, the group no longer felt that Sumerian was the appropriate label home.

Regardless, Sea Of Treachery has entered Lambesis Studios in San Marcos, CA with engineer Joseph McQueen and producer Daniel Castleman (As I Lay Dying) to begin work on their sophomore release, "Wonderland." Additionally, the group has announced the addition of clean vocalist/bassist Chris Paterson (ex-Jamie's Elsewhere) to their roster.

Saturday, September 26, 2009


Korn have revealed the track listing for the first in a series of new digital EP's the band plan to release exclusively to premium members of their official website, Due out on September 28th, "Korn Digital EP #1" will shape up as follows:
01 - "Korn 11" (instrumental demo from the new album)
02 - "Starting Over" (early demo) (Jonathan Davis and Atticus Ross)
03 - "Another Brick In The Wall" (Pink Floyd cover) (extended version) (live at the Quart Festival in Kristiansand, Norway July 3rd 2009)
As previously reported, the band have been hard at work on their new album as of late with producer Ross Robinson (Slipknot, At The Drive-In).

the music of KoRn

Details have been revealed for Korn's previously revealed "The Music Of Korn" outing. A three CD box set, the outing will see a September 29th release date through Epic/Legacy Recordings and will feature the following track listing:
Disc 1:
01 - "It's On!"
02 - "Right Now"
03 - "Here To Stay"
04 - "Ball Tongue"
05 - "Good God"
06 - "Falling Away From Me"
07 - "Pretty"
08 - "Somebody Someone"
09 - "Helmet In The Bush"
10 - "Sean Olson"
11 - "Thoughtless"
12 - "Predictable"
13 - "Word Up!" (Cameo cover)
Disc 2:
01 - "Blind"
02 - "Got The Life"
03 - "Alive"
04 - "A.D.I.D.A.S."
05 - "Dead Bodies Everywhere"
06 - "Bottled Up Inside"
07 - "Trash"
08 - "Shoots and Ladders"
09 - "Wicked" (Ice Cube cover) (feat. Chin Moreno)
10 - "My Gift to You" (live at Woodstock '99)
11 - "One More Time"
12 - "Y'all Want A Single"
13 - "All In The Family"
Disc 3:
01 - "Twist"
02 - "Chi"
03 - "Did My Time"
04 - "Freak On A Leash"
05 - "Another Brick In The Wall (Parts 1, 2, 3)" (Pink Floyd cover)
06 - "Alone I Break"
07 - "Make Me Bad"
08 - "Clown"
09 - "No Place To Hide"
10 - "Dirty" (live)
11 - "Faget"
12 - "Play Me" (feat. Nas)
13 - "Jingle Balls"

Friday, September 25, 2009


He Left??

We're not big Chiodos fans, but some of you may be interested to know that the Michigan band has now fired their singer, Craig Owens. The group's remaining members have issued the following statement:

"To all of our friends, family, and fans: We would like to let you know that we have let Craig Owens go as the singer of Chiodos. This decision was a necessary one. Out of respect for all of the hard work that we have put in together for all of these years we will not be discussing the specific reasons that this needed to happen. We wish Craig well. We will absolutely be continuing on as a band and we will keep you informed as this next chapter unfolds. Chiodos fans are the best fans in the world and all we can ask of you, after everything you have already given us, is to share in our excitement for this next album. We promise you will not be disappointed."

awaiting the new album...
Rob Zombie "Hellbilly Deluxe 2: Noble Jackals, Penny Dreadfuls and the Systematic Dehumanization of Cool"

Marilyn Manson Has Swine Flu

A lot of people have probably called Marilyn Manson a pig before, and now he has a disease that has spread from pigs to humans. Yes, Manson has swine flu.

"So I have officially been diagnosed, by a real doctor, with THE SWINE FLU," Manson wrote on his MySpace blog on Monday.

Of course, Manson couldn't resist getting a shot in at his former girlfriend(s) (Evan Rachel Wood, anyone?) when making the announcement to the world.

"I know everyone will suggest that fucking a pig is how this disease was obtained. However, the doctor said, my past choices in women have in no way contributed to me acquiring this mysterious sickness.

"Unfortunately, I am going to survive."

It's not known whether Manson's swine flu will result in any cancellations, but maybe it's to blame for the shitty reviews his performances in support of the recently released The High End Of Low have been getting lately.

Manson isn't the only musician to contract swine flu this year. Melissa Auf Der Maur came down with the disease this summer, as did Kasabian and Jens Lekman.

Manson will play these dates (with a bucket placed strategically at his feet?):

Sept. 22 Montreal, QC @ Bell Centre
Sept. 23 Quebec City, QC @ Agora
Sept. 25 Halifax, NS @ Metro Centre
Sept. 26 Moncton, NB @ Coliseum
Oct. 5 Perth, Australia @ Challenge Stadium
Oct. 7 Adelaide, Australia @ Thebarton Theatre
Oct. 10 Melbourne, Australia @ Festival Hall
Oct. 14 Sydney, Australia @ Hordern Pavilion
Oct. 17 Brisbane, Australia @ Brisbane Entertainment Centre
Nov. 6 Malmo, Sweden @ Malmo Arena
Nov. 9 Stockholm, Sweden @ The Globe
Nov. 11 Helsinki, Finland @ Hartwall Arena
Nov. 12 St. Petersburg, Russia @ New Arena
Nov. 13 Moscow, Russia @ B1 Club
Nov. 15 Riga, Latvia @ Arena
Nov. 17 Warsaw, Poland @ Stodola
Nov. 18 Berlin, Germany @ Tempodrome
Nov. 19 Cologne, Germany @ Palladium
Nov. 21 Hamburg, Germany @ Sporthalle
Nov. 23 Frankfurt, Germany @ Jahrhunterthalle
Nov. 24 Munich, Germany @ Zenith
Nov. 26 Treviso, Italy @ Palaverde
Nov. 27 Milan, Italy @ Palasharp
Nov. 29 Toulouse, France @ Zenith De Toulouse
Dec. 1 Lisbon, Portugal @ Campo Pequeno
Dec. 3 Madrid, Spain @ Palacio De Los Deportes De Comunidad De Madrid
Dec. 4 Barcelona, Spain @ Palau Sant Jordi
Dec. 6 Lille, France @ Le Zenith De Lille
Dec. 7 Amsterdam, Netherlands @ Heineken Music Hall
Dec. 9-10 London, England @ O2 Academy Brixton
Dec. 13 Birmingham, England @ O2 Academy Birmingham
Dec. 14 Manchester, England @ Manchester Academy
Dec. 15 Glasgow, Scotland @ O2 Academy Glasgow
Dec. 17 Nottingham, England @ Trent FM Arena
Dec. 18 Antwerp, Belgium @ Lotto Arena
Dec. 20 Luxembourg, Luxembourg @ Rockhal
Dec. 21 Paris, France @ Le Zenith De Paris

New Studio Album ‘THIS IS WAR' set to hit November 24 on EMI’s Virgin Records

Los Angeles, CA – September 11, 2009 – Following up on their incredibly successful sophomore release, A Beautiful Lie, multi-platinum rock band Thirty Seconds To Mars are hard at work on their highly anticipated upcoming record, “THIS IS WAR” (EMI’s Virgin Records) set to hit on November 24th. The album was produced by Flood (U2, Depeche Mode, Nine Inch Nails), Steve Lillywhite (The Rolling Stones, U2) and Thirty Seconds To Mars. First single Kings and Queens at modern rock radio early next month. Fall tour dates will be announced in the coming weeks.

In an innovative and exciting move, Thirty Seconds to Mars’ upcoming release, This Is War, will have 2000 different album covers featuring individual photos of fans from around the world. Starting Friday, September 11th at 12pm PDT fans will be able to submit photos to be used for the covers by pointing their browser to The first 2000 photos to be uploaded that follow the proper specifications will become album covers. The campaign will run until 2000 usable covers have been uploaded to

Thirty Seconds To Mars’ Jared Leto (vocals, guitar, songwriter), Shannon Leto (drums) and Tomo Miličević (guitar) teamed up with their fan community, The Echelon, earlier this year to record sounds for the upcoming record in a groundbreaking event they dubbed, “The Summit”. The band invited The Echelon members to travel to Los Angeles to take part in an impromptu recording session at Hollywood’s Avalon Club. It was so successful that since then Thirty Seconds to Mars decided to hold summits in 8 more countries across the world (Australia, Italy, Germany, France, Japan, Mexico, United Kingdom, Canada) in order to give their biggest supporters an opportunity to be a part of their new album.

With over 100 million views on YouTube, 40 million plays on MySpace and more than one million fans on iLike/Facebook, Thirty Seconds To Mars have always been quick to embrace digital culture and with the immense success they had with The Summit, decided to use that same digital technology to offer their fans a chance to get involved in the record making process through Twitter as well. The Digital Summit kicked off on Monday, August 10th and through the technology allowed fans to record sounds and vocals from their personal computers and mobile devices for inclusion on the album. The Digital Summit was a top 10 trending topic on Twitter during the two week promotion, garnering sixty thousand page views and 3000 unique sound recordings submitted from fans across the world.

Formed by brothers Jared and Shannon Leto, Thirty Seconds to Mars have won numerous awards and accolades, including an MTV Video Music Award, three MTV EMA’s, an MTV Latin and Asia Award, a Fuse Award, and three Kerrang! Awards. Thirty Seconds to Mars’ sophomore record, A Beautiful Lie hit platinum status after almost two years of heavy touring and winning fans over, one by one. The media caught on too, Alternative Press raved that the band "...just might be rock's best-kept secret. He [Jared Leto] sings with a range and ease that makes cathedrals jealous" while the Washington Post exclaimed, "hard-driving guitar riffs and powerful vocals carry this head banging outfit all the way to the rock-race finish line." The record spawned two Top 5 Modern Rock singles, From Yesterday and The Kill and the latter set a radio record for the longest-running hit in the history of Modern Rock radio play when it remained on the national airplay chart for more than 50 weeks following its & peak in 2006. From Yesterday was the band’s first < at the format and its epic video was the first American music video ever shot in the People's Republic of China. Thirty Seconds To Mars have over 500 live performances under their belts since the release of A Beautiful Lie, including major festival shows like Lollapalooza in the United States, Holland’s Pinkpop Festival and Japan’s Summer Sonic, which has earned them a growing, loyal, global fan base.