Edder & Bile – CADAVER

Edder & Bile – CADAVER

When it comes to unsung heroes of the metal underground, Norway’s CADAVER have to be near the top of the pile marked “long overdue some goddamn recognition.” Admittedly, it hasn’t helped that the band’s activity has been (to put it mildly) intermittent over the last three decades, but this long-awaited return delivers such a ferocious uppercut to the jaw that it’s hard to imagine anyone not wanting to explore the other great records in the catalogue. The objective reality is that CADAVER were one of the very first European death metal bands to build an international profile, with a host of acclaimed demos and two albums released via Earache Records as the genre reached its first peak. Later incarnations of the band have either messed with the formula (CADAVER INC‘s album “Discipline”, released in 2001, reimagined the band as a murder scene clean-up unit) or returned to it with a vengeance (the vicious “Necrosis”, 2004). But “Edder & Bile” feels more significant and substantial than either of those, as if Odden is stridently reclaiming the Scandinavian death metal throne and having the time of his life in the process.

Having recently defeated cancer in real life, you can hardly blame him for delivering an album that sounds like war breaking out. Add in new foil Dirk Verbeuren (MEGADETH / ex-SOILWORK) behind the kit, and the new CADAVER is imbued with a venomous, wildly extreme streak that makes even their gritty, primitive early works sound a bit lackluster. One of metal’s greatest ever drummers by any sane measurement, Verbeuren drives these songs along with balls-to-the-wall intensity, backing up his compadre’s uniformly crucifying riffs with devastating precision. A few of these songs have been in the wild for a while now, but even the now familiar “Circle Of Morbidity” (which features POSSESSED‘s Jeff Becerra, and that should be all you need to know!) and singles “Reborn” and “Morgue Ritual” lose none of their shocking impact after repeat listens. Here, they’re surrounded by several more of the dirtiest and most laudably malevolent death metal songs in recent memory. CADAVER never conformed to any particular deathly blueprint, and while the old-school classics cast a shadow over everything here (almost topping the Becerra cameo, MASSACRE legend Kam Lee pops up on the deeply gnarly “Feed The Pigs”), theirs is still a wholly individual sound, warped and wayward in that nebulous, nefarious Norwegian way, but permanently and proudly aiming for the jugular with teeth bared and eyeballs spinning.

You may pick your highlights from any number of neck-wrenching assaults. For sheer visceral thrills, “Final Fight” is a particularly bewildering blizzard of snot and spite, while the title track is pitch black and terrifying, Verbeuren‘s caveman power and jazzman’s dexterity fueling an exhilarating descent into hell, with Odden as master of abyssal ceremonies. The closing “Let Them Burn” provides one telling moment of slow-motion violence: it grinds forward like a runaway panzer, grand but ugly melodic discord framing a powerhouse ensemble heavy metal performance. It all sounds every bit as imperious as you might expect from actual death metal legends with a point to prove. “Edder & Bile” is an absolute fucking ripper, folks.
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WHITESNAKE's DAVID COVERDALE Unboxes 'Love Songs' Collection (Video)

WHITESNAKE's DAVID COVERDALE Unboxes 'Love Songs' Collection (Video)

A six-minute video in which WHITESNAKE frontman David Coverdale unboxes a copy of “Love Songs”, a new collection that contains remixed and remastered versions of the group’s best love songs, can be seen below.

“Love Songs” is the second release in the band’s “Red, White and Blues Trilogy”, a series of compilations organized by musical themes that began this summer with “The Rock Album” (white) and will conclude next year with “The Blues Album” (blue).

The new collection includes a mix of hits and deep tracks that were originally released between 1987 and 2011 on five WHITESNAKE studio albums and David Coverdale‘s third solo album, “Into The Light”. “Love Songs” was released on November 6 as a CD , as a double-LP set pressed on 180-gram red vinyl, and digitally.

Like “The Rock Album”, Coverdale says all the tracks on “Love Songs” have been revisited, remixed and remastered. “Some have been musically embellished where my co-producer Michael McIntyre, my new mixer Christopher Collier and I felt it appropriate or necessary to bring out the best in these songs,” he explains.

Coverdale continues: “As most of you know, pretty much all the songs I write are love songs in some way, shape or form. These are some of my favorites. Not all are ballads. Some are out and out rockers with powerful romantic themes…and of course…include heavy breathing in all of them!!”

In addition to the album tracks “Don’t You Cry” and “Midnight Blue”, the set also introduces three previously unreleased outtakes from the “Into The Light” album sessions: “With All Of My Heart”, “Yours For The Asking” and “Let’s Talk It Over”. The albums “Restless Heart” (1997), “Good To Be Bad” (2008) and “Forevermore” (2011) are also represented on the compilation with multiple tracks (“Too Many Tears”, “Summer Rain” and “Easier Said Than Done”).

In the coming months, some of the band’s most adored MTV-era hit videos will be released on WHITESNAKE‘s YouTube channel in brand new HD, including a fan-requested promotional video for the song “Easier Said Than Done” from the “Forevermore” album.

“The Love Album” CD track listing:

01. Love Will Set You Free
02. The Deeper the Love
03. All I Want, All I Need
04. Too Many Tears
05. Can’t Go On
06. Is This Love
07. With All of My Heart *
08. Summer Rain
09. Your Precious Love
10. Now You’re Gone
11. Don’t You Cry
12. Midnight Blue
13. Easier Said Than Done
14. Yours For The Asking *
15. Let’s Talk It Over *

LP Track Listing:

Side One

01. Love Will Set You Free
02. The Deeper the Love
03. All I Want, All I Need
04. Too Many Tears

Side Two

01. Can’t Go On
02. Is This Love
03. With All of My Heart *
04. Summer Rain

Side Three

01. Your Precious Love
02. Now You’re Gone
03. Don’t You Cry
04. Midnight Blue

Side Four

01. Easier Said Than Done
02. Yours For The Asking *
03. Let’s Talk It Over *

* previously unreleased


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JUDAS PRIEST's ROB HALFORD Speaks Out Against Body Shaming

JUDAS PRIEST's ROB HALFORD Speaks Out Against Body Shaming

In a new interview with “A Gay And A Nongay Podcast”, JUDAS PRIEST singer Rob Halford, who came out more than 20 years ago, was asked what advice he had for for gay men and women who feel like they don’t fit common gay stereotypes. He said (see video below): “I think that the whole body shaming and imaging is just as prevalent in the straight world as it is in the gay world. You always have to have somebody with a six-pack on [on the cover of] a gay mag, and that’s wrong. You always have to have some beautiful, slim, gorgeous woman on [the cover of] a straight magazine or whatever. It’s just mad that we’re still at that place. Just push by that, ’cause it’s fluff — it really is fluff. It has no relevance whatsoever.

“If you’re a person who wants to keep fit — and I’ve got some really fit straight friends — I admire that; I admire your conviction to doing these great things for yourself and for your body, because it does have a knock-on effect,” he continued. “But in terms of the level of it being superficial and not really, really being important, yeah, we need to look at that differently. And over the years, it’s gotten a little better, for girls who are plus size, for example, and there’s a whole broader acceptance, as there should be.

“Look, this is your body. Be proud of it. Be proud of the way you look, the way you are, ’cause you’re a beautiful person. It’s not what the outside is about; it’s the inside that matters — [what you have] in your heart and in your mind.

“I’m all for pushing back at that kind of theory,” Halford added. “And especially over here [in the U.S.]. I mean, you look at some of the newscasters; they’re like movies stars — they’ve gotta look like a movie star. And I’m, like, ‘What is that all about?’ So it varies from place to place.”

Rob is continuing to promote his recently released autobiography, “Confess”. In the book, Halford discusses in detail what it was like becoming the first metal icon to announce he is gay in 1998 during an MTV interview, despite knowing about his sexuality since he was 10. Although his bandmates and their management knew he was gay and were accepting, he was advised to be discreet given the macho hetero nature of the metal world. He also opens up about surviving sexual abuse, as well as his struggles with depression, substance abuse, sobriety, and the suicide of one of his former partners. He also talks about how his own suicide attempt in 1986 led him to the rehab program that saved his life.

“Confess” arrived on September 29 via Hachette Books. It was written with Ian Gittins, co-writer of “The Heroin Diaries” by Nikki Sixx. In the book, Halford revealed that he knew he was gay during a time when gay men were “full-on persecuted” in his native United Kingdom. He came out to his parents three years later.

“God made me this way,” he told People. “This was placed inside of me. This is who I am.”

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