METALLICA's KIRK HAMMETT, ROBERT TRUJILLO Cover RAMMSTEIN's 'Engel' In Berlin: Pro-Shot Video

METALLICA's KIRK HAMMETT, ROBERT TRUJILLO Cover RAMMSTEIN's 'Engel' In Berlin: Pro-Shot Video

Robert Trujillo and Kirk Hammett played a cover version of RAMMSTEIN‘s “Engel” during METALLICA‘s July 6 concert at Olympiastadion in Berlin, Germany. Professionally filmed video footage of the performance can be seen below.

“Engel” was part of the fun and unusual feature METALLICA added to its shows on the band’s recent tours: at each stop, Hammett and Trujillo have been covering songs from some of their musical heroes — often choosing songs that are far removed from the band’s traditional metal sound. The “doodles,” as the band refers to them in their setlists, have been showing up right before Trujillo‘s solo on “(Anesthesia) Pulling Teeth”. The songs are pared-down interpretations — just bass and guitar and sometimes Trujillo singing in front of music stands.

METALLICA is continuing to tour in support of its latest album, “Hardwired… To Self-Destruct”, which debuted at No. 1 on The Billboard 200 album chart, selling 291,000 copies in its first week of release.

The “WorldWired” tour has played more than 130 shows across the world since its 2016 launch.

Last November, drummer Lars Ulrich told The Mercury News that the trek could last through early 2020.

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BI*AS Feat. Former KORN Drummer DAVID SILVERIA: 'Hesitation' Single Released

BI*AS Feat. Former KORN Drummer DAVID SILVERIA: 'Hesitation' Single Released

BI*AS, the new band featuring former KORN drummer David Silveria, has released a new single, “Hesitation”. David is joined in the Orange County, California-based group by bassist Chris Dorame, guitarists Joe Taback and Mike Martin and singer Rich Nguyen.

Silveria, Dorame and Taback previously played together in CORE 10, which “imploded” last year after releasing a couple of singles and playing a number of local shows.

Taback said about BI*AS: “We received hundreds of submissions from all over the world and heard a lot of amazingly talented people. Rich came in and we just instantly vibed. The songs flowed without a hitch. We were able to get a lot done with him in a very short span of time.”

Added Dorame: “I felt that he immediately connected with what we are trying to portray musically; he fit right in. His style is unique, yet familiar enough to be the perfect voice for our music.”

Silveria concurred. “Rich‘s work ethic drives us all to work harder in the studio; it’s amazing,” he said.

As for the name of the band, Silveria said: “We chose BI*AS because everyone has their own opinions and preferences that influence their actions in some way or the other. Whether we know it or not, we all have our own version of bias.” Nguyen adde: “It’s also short and simple.”

BI*AS previously released the singles “Pity” and “Change Your Mind” through social media and YouTube.

“The lyrics that I write are both personal and abstract. Every song I write has two meanings; mine and your interpretation,” Nguyen told OC Weekly. “I try to write my lyrics vague enough for people to relate to and form their own opinions. However, if you know me personally, you may be able to figure what I’m talking about, maybe.”

“This band doesn’t feel like work; it feels like getting together with buddies and just having fun,” Silveria added. “This is how it should be.”

BI*AS is hard at work on writing and recording a full-length album.

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Listen To New KILLSWITCH ENGAGE Song 'I Am Broken Too'

Listen To New KILLSWITCH ENGAGE Song 'I Am Broken Too'

“I Am Broken Too”, the new single from Massachusetts metallers KILLSWITCH ENGAGE, can be streamed below. The song is taken from KILLSWITCH ENGAGE‘s new album, “Atonement”, which will be released on August 16 via Metal Blade Records in the U.S. and Sony Music Entertainment in the rest of the world.

Vocalist Jesse Leach stated about the track: “A song that means more to me than almost any other one I have ever written…”

“Atonement” is the culmination of a trying and turbulent two-year period. KILLSWITCH ENGAGE started kicking around ideas for the album as early as 2017. The band recorded the bulk of the material separately on both coasts. However, in the middle of the process, a polyp developed scar tissue in Leach‘s throat, forcing him to undergo surgery. The intense three-month recovery ended with speech therapy, vocal therapy, and scream therapy. The band ultimately emerged with an album that is further evidence of their undeniable legacy as one of the most enduring metal bands of the last two decades and beyond.

The elaborate illustration on the “Atonement” album cover was created by none other than talented U.K.-based artist Richey Beckett (METALLICA, MASTODON) with the band’s own Mike D’Antonio handling art direction and layout duties.

“Atonement” features guest appearances by the band’s former lead singer Howard Jones and TESTAMENT frontman Chuck Billy. It marks the band’s third full-length release since the return of Leach, who rejoined the group in 2012.

“Atonement” track listing:

01. Unleashed
02. The Signal Fire (feat. Howard Jones)
03. Us Against The World
04. The Crownless King (feat. Chuck Billy)
05. I Am Broken Too
06. As Sure As The Sun Will Rise
07. Know Your Enemy
08. Take Control
09. Ravenous
10. I Can’t Be The Only One
11. Bite The Hand That Feeds

Leach recently said that he “wouldn’t change a thing” about the follow-up to 2016’s “Incarnate”. “At first, I was a bit crestfallen that a few songs I truly loved didn’t make the cut,” he wrote on Instagram. “Now after time has passed (and I’ve not listened to it for a while), I listened with fresh ears today. I gotta say I am quite satisfied! The messages, the tones, the track listing order, the artwork, the overall feel of this album, it just feels fresh!

“I feel there is something for everyone on this one. It captures the wide range of styles and topics that are part of our history as a band as well as pushing things just a touch. It is a pretty amazing feeling as a very picky and perpetually unsatisfied (and fairly insecure) artist to feel accomplished.”

Leach appeared on KILLSWITCH‘s self-titled debut and sophomore album, “Alive Or Just Breathing”, before exiting the band. Jones took over on vocals for “The End Of Heartache”, “As Daylight Dies” and the 2009 self-titled set before being dismissed from the group seven years ago.

“Incarnate” debuted at No. 6 on the Billboard 200 with first-week sales of 35,000 equivalent album units. In terms of pure album sales, it opened with 33,000 copies.

KILLSWITCH ENGAGE‘s last release was the “Beyond The Flames: Home Video Part II” two-disc, Blu-ray and CD package.


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UGLY KID JOE Frontman To Pay Tribute To BLACK SABBATH And OZZY OSBOURNE With ORCHESTRA OF DOOM

UGLY KID JOE Frontman To Pay Tribute To BLACK SABBATH And OZZY OSBOURNE With ORCHESTRA OF DOOM

UGLY KID JOE frontman Whitfield Crane and the 35-piece Philharmonia Australia will celebrate Ozzy Osbourne‘s 71st birthday by paying homage to BLACK SABBATH and other rock classics this December.

After a European tour, Crane made himself at home in Verona, Italy — the birthplace of classical music and opera, and during that time the vocalist made his dream of marrying these two genres a reality.

The end result was a sold-out performance with Whit fronting the Machiavelli Orchestra performing a show comprising of SABBATH classics, choice cuts from Osbourne‘s solo career, and the prime movers from Whit‘s own 30-year catalogue.

The music was all scored by fast-rising Italian conductor Andrea Basstoni — whose performance credits have led him to be one of the world’s most sought-after young conductors in modern classical music.

Now, with the assistance of good friend and co-producer Australian tennis legend Pat Cash, ORCHESTRA OF DOOM arrives in Australia and will see Whit perform with the Philarmonia Australia Orchestra.

Says Crane: “Orchestra Of Doom is all analogue, all flow and poetry in motion. We don’t have Marshall stacks, just a 35-piece orchestra and something beautiful flowing through us all; this is a special thing with a life of its own.

“How does it feel to be playing with an orchestra? It feels terrifying, but the energy and excitement makes everyone feel alive and at its heart is BLACK SABBATH — it’s the perfect storm!”

Orchestra Of Doom will perform at Australia’s Melbourne Palais Theatre on December 3, and Sydney Darling Harbour Theatre on December 7.

Pre-sale tickets are available from Ticketek and Ticketmaster beginning July 19.

In a 2015 interview with Songfacts, Crane recalled the time when he served as the fill-in singer for BLACK SABBATH rehearsals during the late ’90s. He said: “I jammed with BLACK SABBATH December 3rd, 4th, and 5th 1997 in Birmingham, England when they were recording those particular dates for a live SABBATH record. They had Thom Panunzio back there with an 18-wheeler truck, with a full-on studio backstage at the NEC. So it was the first of a series of reunion shows that included the original SABBATH lineup — that includes [drummer] Bill Ward.”

He continued: “So when I got there, I was like, ‘Holy shit. This is so awesome — we’re going to see BLACK SABBATH… the real SABBATH.’ And they needed to run daily through soundchecks to get their stuff tight, whether it be the studio backstage or just the players themselves. Their sound is kind of like a jazz band if you think about it, and they needed a vocal cue.”

Crane added: ‘From what I can gauge, Ozzy [Osbourne, BLACK SABBATH singer] was like, ‘I don’t want to sing a whole set and then sing another set.’ And fair enough — I wouldn’t want to, either. But of course, I would. [Laughs] And I got a note on my door at the hotel in Birmingham, that said, ‘We need your help,’ and that included me going to jam with BLACK SABBATH for three days — the full set, on the full PA, on Ozzy‘s mic, with the band loud as fuck, in Birmingham at the NEC. That did happen, and what a good trip.”

As previously reported, Crane will embark on his first-ever solo tour in September. This unique show, dubbed “Playing All The Songs”, will allow Whit to play tracks from his extensive back catalog for the very first time, including songs from ANOTHER ANIMAL, MEDICATION, LIFE OF AGONY, YELLOWCAKE, RICHARDS/CRANE and, of course, UGLY KID JOE. A impressive cast of characters has assembled to bring these tracks to life, including Matt Reynolds (HAGGARD CAT) on guitar, Tom Marsh (HAGGARD CAT) on drums, and the inimitable Toshi (SLAVES TO GRAVITY) on bass.


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JOURNEY Keyboardist JONATHAN CAIN Releases 'Kingdom Come Down' Lyric Video

JOURNEY Keyboardist JONATHAN CAIN Releases 'Kingdom Come Down' Lyric Video

The official lyric video for the song “Kingdom Come Down” from Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame inductee and JOURNEY member Jonathan Cain can be seen below. The track is taken from his fourth solo album in as many years, “More Like Jesus”, which was released on May 3 via Identity Records with The Fuel Music distribution.

Back in April, Cain released “More Like Jesus”‘s title track as the first lyric video and single to digital retailers and streaming outlets internationally. Following its release, “More Like Jesus” was immediately dubbed a “Hot Track” by iTunes and was added to multiple Spotify playlists, including New Music Friday Christian.

Written in response to Cain asking himself what he should pray for and what would be his ultimate New Year’s resolution in 2018, “More Like Jesus” became his personal anthem that helped carry him through a huge, 58-city arena/stadium tour with JOURNEY that played to over one million people last year. An integral part to one of the most popular American rock bands of all time, Cain is intent on “walking his life out more in the mind of Christ.”

“These days that’s what I’m writing, and I’m having a blast with it,” Cain told Billboard. “I’m recording in my new studio and I get to play with the A-list players in Nashville… I’m just writing all the time, y’know — for JOURNEY, too, but this thing with worship music is really fun. It’s another gig that I don’t get burned out on, and I have a lot of energy I can offer when I come back to JOURNEY.”

Writing all the songs and recording and producing “More Like Jesus” in his state-of-the-art Addiction Sound Studios in Nashville with engineer David Kalmusky, known for his work on multiple platinum albums, Cain‘s new album features 65 minutes of music. Songs like “Now Unto Him” and “Tell Your Mountain” have already become worship favorites at New Destiny Christian Center in Orlando, Florida, where he leads worship and his wife, Paula White, is the senior pastor.

The featured track “Unleashed” was originally written last year for White‘s Unleashed Conference. The album further includes “Remove Every Veil”, which was originally a bonus track from the acclaimed album “What God Wants To Hear”, and “Better Man” and “Take These Ashes” from Cain‘s “The Songs You Leave Behind”, released last year.

“More Like Jesus” track listing:

01. Unleashed
02. More Like Jesus
03. Now Unto Him
04. Tell Your Mountain
05. Kingdom Come Down
06. Love Carries The Cross
07. Beautiful In Every Way
08. Only In The Arms
09. Alive
10. Unshaken
11. Already Victorious
12. Take These Ashes
13. Better Man
14. Remove Every Veil
15. For He Has Risen


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