Vancouver, British Columbia-based hard rock quartet the Veer Union first grabbed the attention of the rock community with their 2009 radio hit, ‘Seasons.’ Now, the gentlemen are back with a new album, ‘Divide the Blackened Sky,’ and the disc is jam-packed with fast, hard riffing and lead singer Crispin Earl’s always-soulful vocals.
Corrosion of Conformity have been making the heaviest of music for roughly three decades. Of course, a lot has changed since these punk-metal gents first started out in the ‘80s; notably, the Internet has altered the playing field. Drummer Reed Mullin is taking all the change in stride and even finds little humor in the many various names people have made up to describe different genres of music these days.
Listening to the band’s latest, unmistakably brutal self-titled album, it’s obvious the guys are Corrosion of Conformity — but it certainly doesn’t sound like their past work. As it turns out, guitarist Woody Weatherman says the band were completely spontaneous when recording, and what came out was a set of songs that fits into the next generation of Corrosion of Conformity’s sound.
Lacuna Coil are big into Social Networking, but it’s not all about getting publicity. As frontwoman Cristina Scabbia explains, the Italian heavy metal group love connecting with fans over Facebook and Twitter, and it enables them to take listeners inside the Lacuna Coil camp and show fans what they’d likely never see onstage.
Las Vegas hard rockers Adelitas Way know how to make a rock hit. Just look at the band’s lengthy list of chart-topping songs, from ‘Sick’ to ‘The Collapse’ to ‘Invincible.’ The band is set to play the 2012 Avalanche Tour, which kicks off this Tuesday (March 27) in Anaheim, Calif., and singer Rick DeJesus says playing the tour alongside Shinedown, New Medicine and Art of Dying is a sign that the band is coming full circle.
Alternative metal bigwigs Korn are taking their heavy sounds to Europe right now, before they head back to the States to kick off the second leg of their massively successful The Path of Totality tour. While playing a gig in Italy, guitarist James “Munky” Shaffer offered up some thoughts about the band’s current full-length, ‘The Path of Totality,’ and how the band took chances on this set by incorporating dubstep into the mix.
Slash’s sophomore solo album, “Apocalyptic Love,” drops May 22 on the guitarist’s own label, Dik Hayd International. The famed six-stringer has been getting fans pumped for the release with a series of killer webisodes, the last of which has just been posted on his official YouTube channel.
Good news to report today regarding King’s X drummer Jerry Gaskill’s health: The stickman, who suffered a heart attack on Feb. 26 and was rushed to the hospital for emergency surgery, is on the upswing, according to a few positive updates from King’s X frontman Dug Pinnick.
DJ Ashba has been rocking the six-string with Guns N’ Roses ever since he replaced Robin Finck in 2009. While some GN’R fans weren’t exactly welcoming when it came to a new band member joining their favorite group, in a new interview with Rock Over America, DJ Ashba explained that he got past that quickly, and now, the fans and press are welcoming him with open arms and ears.
Miss Trivium’s stint at South by Southwest in Austin, Texas, this weekend? No worries, because a video of their acoustic performance of the single ‘Built to Fall’ at the festival has surfaced online. Apparently, South by Southwest couldn’t handle Trivium’s plugged-in power, so they had to go acoustic, which is a treat for fans that are used to seeing the band completely amped up. Watch the video, below.
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