In This Moment’s fourth studio album, ‘Blood,’ drops on Aug. 14, and the band are opening up about the creative process for the release. Speaking with Bare Bones Music, frontwoman Maria Brink explained that this past year has brought plenty of trials for the band, including a lineup change, but that has only served to make In This Moment stand taller.
Local bands out there dying to get your music heard: Your big shot may be here. The Rockstar Energy Drink Uproar Festival has launched its 2012 Ernie Ball Battle of the Bands, powered by Imagen Records.
Papa Roach are gearing up for a busy summer, as the hard rockers are playing the Rockstar Energy Drink Uproar Festival this August and also readying a shiny new album. Speaking with Army Sergeant Russell Toof of American Forces Network Europe, frontman Jacoby Shaddix revealed that fans should expect a new Papa Roach album by this September.
Following Metallica’s less-than-popular collaboration with Lou Reed last year, the metal gents are ready to get back into the studio and craft a proper Metallica set. Speaking with Metal Hammer (via Blabbermouth), frontman James Hetfield and drummer Lars Ulrich hinted that the next Metallica album will be another one with producer Rick Rubin in tow.
Megadeth bass player David Ellefson has a new book in toe, ‘Unsung: Words and Images,’ and this isn’t your typical metal read. The book features previously unpublished lyrics and images, showing the relationship between poetry and art.
The release of Halestorm’s “The Strange Case of…” is inching closer and closer, and when the set arrives on April 10, singer Lzzy Hale says to expect something unlike anything that Halestorm have spit out before. Speaking with the Pulse of Radio (via Blabbermouth), Hale explained that fans are “going to be hearing and tasting a lot of different sides of Halestorm” on the album.
Ryan Clark is long known for his work fronting Seattle-based Christian metal band Demon Hunter, but he’s also a professional graphic designer. As it turns out, Clark has worked in the visual arts for as long as he’s been screaming and singing with the Hunter. That eye for graphic design came in handy when envisioning the artwork for Demon Hunter’s upcoming full-length, ‘True Defiance,’ out April 10.
Janus aren’t the kind of rock band that’s satisfied with writing songs about getting wasted and partying hard every night. Just look at the concept behind their last album, ‘Red Right Return.’ The set took inspiration from the 1920s Russian Constructionist art, while the title refers to the famed nautical term that captains use when returning to home port safely.
Former Guns N’ Roses bass slinger Duff McKagan is once again on the road with his good buddies, as his band Loaded is opening for a pair of dates on GN’R’s uber-raved about tour. When first presented with the offer to play, though, McKagan admits that he wasn’t sure he wanted to join up with his Axl Rose and the current line-up of his old band.
Chevelle’s latest single, ‘Face to the Floor,’ has the Chicago guys spitting out hard rock in true Chevelle fashion: guitars reeling onward, choruses swelling and Pete Loefflers’ emotional, yearning vocals emoting over a sea of sturdy rhythms.
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