MEGADETH Is 'Really Happy' With Material For Next Studio Album, Says DAVID ELLEFSON

MEGADETH Is 'Really Happy' With Material For Next Studio Album, Says DAVID ELLEFSON

MEGADETH bassist David Ellefson recently spoke to Rockin’ Metal Revival about the band’s plans to record the follow-up to 2016’s “Dystopia” album. He said (hear audio below): “Well, we were scheduled to be in the studio at the end of March recording the new album. It’s primarily written; it’s ready to go. Then, when things started shutting down [due to the coronavirus pandemic], that had to be pushed back. So we are right now rescheduled to get in the studio — particularly for me and our drummer, Dirk [Verbeuren], to get in and cut the bass and drum tracks. And then from there, we’ll just continue to build the songs in the recording studio. But the tunes are there. It’s in motion. It’s taken the last three years to write it, but it’s great.

“I hate to sound boastful and talk too much about it until it comes out, ’cause it’s still in a formative phase, but we’re really happy with it,” he continued. “The management’s really happy with it, the inner sanctum of our little staff we let weigh in on it, everybody’s very stoked. They feel it is absolutely a perfect follow-up for ‘Dystopia’.”

The early sessions for MEGADETH‘s 16th studio album took place last year in Franklin, Tennessee with co-producer Chris Rakestraw, who previously worked on “Dystopia”.

MEGADETH‘s new effort will be the first to feature drummer Verbeuren (ex-SOILWORK), who joined the band almost four years ago.

Late last year, MEGADETH mainman Dave Mustaine teased songs that were “heavy as hell” with titles such as “Rattlehead Part Two” and “The Dogs Of Chernobyl”.

Guitarist Kiko Loureiro made his recording debut with MEGADETH on “Dystopia”, whose title track was honored in the “Best Metal Performance” category at the 2017 Grammy Awards.

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CANNIBAL CORPSE Is In Studio Recording New Album

CANNIBAL CORPSE Is In Studio Recording New Album

Florida-based death metal veterans CANNIBAL CORPSE have apparently entered the studio to begin work on their next album. The new disc, which is tentatively due before the end of the year, will be the follow-up to 2017’s “Red Before Black”.

On Sunday (May 31), CANNIBAL CORPSE singer George “Corpsegrinder” Fisher posted an Instagram photo of him in the studio, along with the following message: “Guess what I’m doing @manarecording @cannibalcorpseofficial @alexwebsterbass @erikrutanofficial #paulmazurkiewicz #robbarrett @metalbladerecords”

“Red Before Black” was recorded at Mana Recording Studios in Saint Petersburg, Florida with producer/engineer Erik Rutan (SOILENT GREEN, BELPHEGOR, HATE ETERNAL), who previously worked with CANNIBAL CORPSE on 2006’s “Kill”, 2009’s “Evisceration Plague” and 2012’s “Torture”.

Rutan made his live debut with CANNIBAL CORPSE at the opening show of the “Decibel Magazine Tour” in February 2019 in San Antonio, Texas. He played with the band as the temporary replacement for guitarist Pat O’Brien, who was arrested in December 2018 for burglary and assaulting a police officer while his Florida home was in flames.

In a 2017 interview with Aesthetic Magazine, CANNIBAL CORPSE drummer Paul Mazurkiewicz stated about the band’s longevity: “It’s about the love of the music. We’re very fortunate to start out 30 years ago and have success right off the bat where everything was going great. We all just love to play and write songs, and after fourteen records, we just want to keep moving forward and we feel like we’e always have, and the popularity just grows with the band. We love to create and write the perfect brutal death metal CANNIBAL CORPSE song and I think we obviously must have achieved that to have this sort of longevity.”

Paul also spoke about CANNIBAL CORPSE‘s musical progression, saying: “If you listen to the early days of the first three albums, we’re still CANNIBAL CORPSE but we were much rougher around the edges. We’ve all become a lot better musicians in that way and I think you hit it though because our new album kind of culminates our career. You take the beginning and you take it up to our 13th album, and you got the best of CANNIBAL CORPSE on ‘Red Before Black’, and it’s just like that savageness dished up with that precision that wasn’t there technically in the early days.”

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CANNIBAL CORPSE Is In Studio Recording New Album

CANNIBAL CORPSE Is In Studio Recording New Album
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Florida-based death metal veterans CANNIBAL CORPSE have apparently entered the studio to begin work on their next album. The new disc, which is tentatively due before the end of the year, will be the follow-up to 2017’s “Red Before Black”.

On Sunday (May 31), CANNIBAL CORPSE singer George “Corpsegrinder” Fisher posted an Instagram photo of him in the studio, along with the following message: “Guess what I’m doing @manarecording @cannibalcorpseofficial @alexwebsterbass @erikrutanofficial #paulmazurkiewicz #robbarrett @metalbladerecords”

“Red Before Black” was recorded at Mana Recording Studios in Saint Petersburg, Florida with producer/engineer Erik Rutan (SOILENT GREEN, BELPHEGOR, HATE ETERNAL), who previously worked with CANNIBAL CORPSE on 2006’s “Kill”, 2009’s “Evisceration Plague” and 2012’s “Torture”.

Rutan made his live debut with CANNIBAL CORPSE at the opening show of the “Decibel Magazine Tour” in February 2019 in San Antonio, Texas. He played with the band as the temporary replacement for guitarist Pat O’Brien, who was arrested in December 2018 for burglary and assaulting a police officer while his Florida home was in flames.

In a 2017 interview with Aesthetic Magazine, CANNIBAL CORPSE drummer Paul Mazurkiewicz stated about the band’s longevity: “It’s about the love of the music. We’re very fortunate to start out 30 years ago and have success right off the bat where everything was going great. We all just love to play and write songs, and after fourteen records, we just want to keep moving forward and we feel like we’e always have, and the popularity just grows with the band. We love to create and write the perfect brutal death metal CANNIBAL CORPSE song and I think we obviously must have achieved that to have this sort of longevity.”

Paul also spoke about CANNIBAL CORPSE‘s musical progression, saying: “If you listen to the early days of the first three albums, we’re still CANNIBAL CORPSE but we were much rougher around the edges. We’ve all become a lot better musicians in that way and I think you hit it though because our new album kind of culminates our career. You take the beginning and you take it up to our 13th album, and you got the best of CANNIBAL CORPSE on ‘Red Before Black’, and it’s just like that savageness dished up with that precision that wasn’t there technically in the early days.”

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OZZY OSBOURNE, FOO FIGHTERS, THE WHO And Many Others Honor 'Blackout Tuesday'

OZZY OSBOURNE, FOO FIGHTERS, THE WHO And Many Others Honor 'Blackout Tuesday'

Ozzy Osbourne, FOO FIGHTERS, THE WHO, HALESTORM and PAPA ROACH are among the artists who are honoring #BlackOutTuesday (as well as #TheShowMustBePaused) in response to the killing of George Floyd and nationwide protests.

Floyd, a 46-year-old black man, was killed in Minneapolis by a police officer in an incident caught on camera. The officer, Derek Chauvin, kneeled on his neck for nearly ten minutes while Floyd was handcuffed. Chauvin has since been charged with third-degree murder and manslaughter.

Many of the bands regularly covered by BLABBERMOUTH.NET, as well as their associated record labels, have pledged to “disconnect from work and reconnect with our community” on Tuesday. They are sharing posts on social media under the #TheShowMustBePaused hashtag and expressing solidarity with the black community.

The effort was created by music industry executives Jamila Thomas and Brianna Agyemang. The blackout “is meant to intentionally disrupt the work week,” according to initiative’s web site. “Monday suggests a long weekend, and we can’t wait until Friday for change. It is a day to take a beat for an honest, reflective and productive conversation about what actions we need to collectively take to support the Black community.

“We are tired and can’t change things alone,” the statement continues. “In the meantime, to our Black friends and family: please take time for you and your mental health. To our allies, the time is now to have difficult conversations with family, friends and colleagues.”

HALESTORM frontwoman Lzzy Hale clarified the initiative’s goal, writing on social media: “The record industry has not shut down during the pandemic, the touring industry has… but the artists, creators and industry folks have all been working our asses off for 14 hour day’s as an effort to keep everything afloat. I personally have been much busier, and hustling harder than I would’ve been if the pandemic had not happened. So instead of promoting ourselves or our personal agendas on Tuesday, we will pause in solidarity out of respect for what is happening right now.

“When you are reading about these small acts of solidarity that myself and many others are putting into motion. Do not assume what you know nothing about. Do not twist it, because the bottom line is we All have to create attention to the state of the world and specifically our country right now, and we All need to do our part or this will keep repeating over and over each generation.

“I encourage you all to do your research and find big or small ways that you can help change happen. One person with a lighter is just a flame that can get lost in the night, but if we all stand with our lighters together, we shine brighter than the darkness. And if fighting for basic human rights and equality is something you disagree with, than you are part of the problem.”

Artists, Creators and music industry moguls. Tuesday we pause together as an act of solidarity and support for the black…

Posted by Lzzy Hale on Sunday, May 31, 2020

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BLACK VEIL BRIDES' JAKE PITTS: 'We Should Not Judge Each Other By Race, Color Of Our Skin, Religious Preference, Sexuality Or Gender'

BLACK VEIL BRIDES' JAKE PITTS: 'We Should Not Judge Each Other By Race, Color Of Our Skin, Religious Preference, Sexuality Or Gender'

BLACK VEIL BRIDES guitarist Jake Pitts has spoken out on George Floyd‘s death and nationwide “Black Lives Matter” protests, saying “we should not judge each other by race” or “color of our skin.”

A week after Floyd‘s death at the hands of a Minneapolis police officer, cities across the U.S. are bracing for more violence-marred protests in the coming days, with some calling in the National Guard to beef up overwhelmed forces.

Floyd, a 46-year-old black man, was killed in an incident caught on camera. The officer, Derek Chauvin, kneeled on his neck for nearly ten minutes while Floyd was handcuffed. Chauvin has since been charged with third-degree murder and manslaughter.

Late Monday night (June 1), Pitts took to his Instagram to write: “The amount of hate in this world is appalling. I haven’t been able to find the right words to say about the current situation in our country. I still feel like I do not have the words, to properly display the powerful emotions all of this makes me feel. All I know is we are all human, one race. We should not be divided, we should not judge each other by race, color of our skin, religious preference, sexuality, or gender. The sad truth is this is a major major problem so many face on a daily basis.

“I being a white man, I cannot understand what my fellow brothers and sisters can and have experienced, but I stand with you! I see such horrible things happening, and I wish everyone to find some peace. I wish Justice to be served properly. I wish for everyone’s pain and suffering to end.”

Although protests were largely peaceful as demonstrators marched in the streets from Los Angeles to New York, there were widespread reports of looting and confrontations with the police in cities across the United States. President Donald Trump has now threatened to send the U.S. military into streets after he remained largely out of sight for several days beforehand.

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The amount of hate in this world is appalling. I haven’t been able to find the right words to say about the current situation in our country. I still feel like I do not have the words, to properly display the powerful emotions all of this makes me feel. All I know is we are all human, one race. We should not be divided, we should not judge each other by race, color of our skin, religious preference, sexuality, or gender. The sad truth is this is a major major problem so many face on a daily basis. I being a white man, I cannot understand what my fellow brothers and sisters can and have experienced, but I stand with you! I see such horrible things happening, and I wish everyone to find some peace. I wish Justice to be served properly. I wish for everyone’s pain and suffering to end.

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