Stream Avenged Sevenfold’s New Album, Hail to the King
If you can’t wait to check out Avenged Sevenfold’s sixth studio album, Hail to the King, just go online. The group is currently streaming every song from the release on iTunes. Hail to the King will arrive in stores on Tuesday, August 27 and features 10 new tracks. In addition to a standard release, the band will be offering a deluxe edition, which includes bonus track “St. James.” A limited-edition Hail to the King box set is also available on the band’s website. That package will run you $99.99 and includes a deluxe version of the album, exclusive artwork, a 20-page photo book, and a death bat challenge coin and skeleton key.
A7X will hit the road to promote the album with a fall headlining tour, which kicks off on October 3 at the Allstate Arena in Chicago, IL. Deftones and Ghost B.C. will support the band on all dates. Visit AvengedSevenfold.com for the full itinerary.
Here’s the track list for Hail to the King:
“Shepherd of Fire”
“Hail to the King”
“This Means War”
“St. James” (deluxe edition only)
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Dave Grohl Says Listening to Nirvana’s In Utero Is “Heartbreaking”
Next month, Nirvana fans will be able to get their hands on a number of 20th anniversary reissues of the group’s third and final studio album, In Utero. Former drummer Dave Grohl says that while he enjoyed making the record, he has mixed feelings about it because it will always remind him of the band's tragic ending.
“You know, it’s heartbreaking that we’re not a band anymore,” Grohl tells British radio station XFM. “It’s heartbreaking that [late frontman] Kurt [Cobain]’s not alive anymore, and it’s a beautiful record because it’s so real but, for me personally, I don’t really like to listen to it too much because it kinda bums me out.”
Grohl adds that while he was helping to put together the anniversary packages for In Utero, he marveled at all the memories that came flooding back. “Looking at the package and seeing all these old pictures and listening to songs that I haven’t heard in 20 years and all of these rarities and demos, it’s kind of a trip,” he reveals. “I recognize myself back then and I remember what it was like to be in the band but it’s hard to believe that that much time has gone by. It’s crazy.”
The 20th anniversary editions of In Utero will be available in stores and online at digital retailers on September 24. The biggest package is the Super Deluxe version, which includes more than 40 previously-unreleased demos, rehearsal tracks, B-sides and live performances spread out over three CDs. The set also includes a DVD that features Nirvana's complete “Live and Loud” concert recorded on December 13, 1993 at Pier 48 in Seattle, as well as 12 additional performances culled from the group’s European concerts and TV appearances.
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Coheed and Cambria Play Doctor in “Number City” Video; Announce Fall Headlining Tour
Coheed and Cambria perform some delicate surgery in the new video for “Number City,” the next single from The Afterman: Descension.
The stop-motion clip, which was created by Australian animator Jonathan Chong, follows a stuffed male bear as he undergoes surgery during which all his organs are replaced with new ones. After the surgery is complete, the bear is placed next to his mate, a stuffed female bear.
In other Coheed and Cambria news, the band has just announced that they'll stay out on the road following their stint on this year’s Rockstar Energy Uproar Festival withJane’s Addiction and Alice in Chains. The group will kick off a fall headlining tour on October 16 at the Starland Ballroom in Sayreville, NJ, and will make stops in Milwaukee, Memphis and New Orleans, among other cities. Balance and Composure and I the Mighty will support the band at all the upcoming gigs.
Here are the tour dates:
10/16 -- Sayreville, NJ, Starland Ballroom
10/18 -- Providence, RI, Lupo's Heartbreak Hotel
10/20 -- Stroudsburg, PA, The Sherman Theater
10/21 -- Baltimore, MD, Rams Head Live
10/22 -- Huntington, NY, The Paramount
10/25 -- Milwaukee, WI, The Rave
10/26 -- Grand Rapids, MI, The Orbit Room
10/27 -- Columbus, OH, The LC Indoor Pavilion
10/29 -- Memphis, TN, Minglewood Hall
10/30 -- Little Rock, AR, Revolution! Music Room
10/31 -- Tulsa, OK, Cain's Ballroom
11/2 -- San Antonio, TX, White Rabbit
11/4 -- Mobile, AL, Soul Kitchen AL
11/5 -- New Orleans, LA, Civic Theatre
11/6 -- Jackson, MS, Hal & Mal's
11/8 -- Richmond, VA, The National
11/9 -- Atlantic City, NJ, House of Blues
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Nine Inch Nails Releases Singles "Everything" and "Copy of A"
Nine Inch Nails is offering you the chance to purchase two singles from their first album in five years, Hesitation Marks. "Everything," the second single from the upcoming release, and “Copy of A” are now available on iTunes.
In addition, the group will release a video for “Everything” during the week of September 3, which is when Hesitation Marks arrives in stores.
NIN is currently overseas playing a series of worldwide festival dates leading up to the launch of their North American headline tour, Tension 2013, which kicks off on September 28 at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, MN. Explosions in the Sky, Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Gary Numan and Autolux will support the band on select dates.
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Metallica’s 3D Film, Through the Never, Will Debut at Toronto Film Festival
Metallica's new 3D film, Through the Never, will hit every IMAX theater across North America for a full week starting September 27, but some fans will get to see the flick a few weeks before that. The band has just revealed that the movie will debut at the Toronto International Film Festival, which takes place September 5-15.
“We are incredibly proud and very excited to announce that Metallica Through the Neverwill make its world premiere at the prestigious Toronto International Film Festival on Monday, September 9 at 7:30 p.m.,” writes the band in a joint statement on their website. “Through the Never will screen in the special IMAX at TIFF section and we’ll be on hand for the red carpet premiere, to introduce the film and will spend some time in Toronto to chat with the press.”
After Through the Never has its run in the IMAX theaters, it will expand into additional theaters starting October 4. The film’s soundtrack, Metallica Through the Never (Music from the Motion Picture), will arrive at the usual outlets on September 24. It features 16 career-spanning tracks, including the hits “Enter Sandman,” “Master of Puppets” and “One,” which were recorded during last year's concerts at Rexall Place in Edmonton and Rogers Arena in Vancouver.
A vinyl edition of the full soundtrack, as well as some limited-edition singles, will be available in the fall.
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Black Sabbath's Geezer Butler to Be Honored at Annual Bass Player Live! Awards Show
Black Sabbath's Geezer Butler is set to receive a special honor at the 2013 edition of the Bass Player Live! Concert & Awards Show, which will be held November 9 at the Fonda Theatre in Hollywood, California. Butler also is scheduled perform at the event, alongside a star-studded lineup of musicians.
Among the other respected musicians who will hit the stage with Geezer will be The Stray Cats' Lee Rocker, Dio/Blue Oyster Cult bassist Rudy Sarzo, ex-Ozzy Osbourneguitarist Zakk Wylde, Megadeth's David Ellefson, Anthrax's Frank Bello, Slayer's Kerry King, Slipknot/Stone Sour frontman Corey Taylor and Jeff Beck bassist Tal Wilkenfeld. In addition, Rocker and Wilkenfeld also will receive awards during the event.
The concert and awards show is held in conjunction with the annual Bass Player Live! conference, a two-day gathering of musicians, equipment manufacturers and fans that will take place November 9 and 10 at S.I.R. Studios in Hollywood. Among the activities offered at the event are bass clinics, book signings and gear exhibitions.
Some of the well-known bass players who will take part in the clinics are Rocker, Ellefson, Bello, Toto's Nathan East and the Gregg Allman Band's Jerry Jemmott.
Visit BassPlayer.com/Live to check out the event's entire activity schedule.