Rock News: October 2nd, 2013
DETHKLOK's 'Metalocalypse: The Doomstar Requiem A Klok Opera' Coming This Month
Created by Brendon Small, the animated one-hour special "Metalocalypse: The Doomstar Requiem A Klok Opera" airs Sunday, October 27 at midnight (ET/PT) on Adult Swim. This once-in-a-lifetime DETHKLOK experience includes special guests Jack Black, Mark Hamill, Malcolm McDowell, and CANNIBAL CORPSE's George "Corpsegrinder" Fisher.
In "Metalocalypse: The Doomstar Requiem A Klok Opera", we pick up directly after the abduction of DETHKLOK guitarist Toki Wartooth in the season four finale. With his life in danger, his only salvation can come from the four most selfish human celebrities on Earth — his bandmates, extreme metal band DETHKLOK. Will they be able to get past their own egos to help someone besides themselves? Find out in this one-hour heavy metal rock opera special with a completely original score.
The original score from "Metalocalypse: The Doomstar Requiem A Klok Opera" will be released as a full-length album on October 29. And this isn’t just your average metal record — this is a full-blown musical featuring a fifty-piece orchestra. This full-length album features the bonus DETHKLOK single "Blazing Star" and orchestral movements (produced by Brendon Small and Emmy-winning composer Bear McCreary ("Battlestar Galactica", "Walking Dead"). Also included with the album will be a bonus "making-of" featurette with executive producer/creator/writer/musician Brendon Small and cast/musicians.
Legendary powerhouse metal drummer Gene Hoglan returns to join Brendon and DETHKLOK. Other musicians include bassist Bryan Beller (DETHKLOK, THE ARISTOCRATS, Joe Satriani), and Mike Keneally (DETHKLOK, Frank Zappa, Joe Satriani).
Says Small: "This is not like anything we've ever done. This is a full-blown musical — metal combined with symphonic passages, classic musical theatre, high-stakes drama, emotional moments, and yes, totally ridiculous comedy.
"I drew from all of my influences to make this the most unique project I could dream of.
"This is easily the best thing we've ever done with the show and the music. I can't wait for you to hear it."
States McCreary: "I have been a fan of 'Metalocalypse' for many years, and I am fortunate to call Brendon Small my friend. 'Metalocalypse: The Doomstar Requiem A Klok Opera' provided us the opportunity to collaborate that we'd always been looking for.
"I had a blast helping Brendon realize his vision for a fully-produced orchestral score to accompany his drop-tuned guitars and pounding double kicks. This opera takes his catchy songwriting to a whole new level, and I was thrilled to help out."
LINKIN PARK Members Speak Out On Singer Joining STONE TEMPLE PILOTS
For months one of the biggest stories in rock has been STONE TEMPLE PILOTS firing singer Scott Weiland and replacing him with LINKIN PARK's Chester Bennington. While STP, Bennington and even Weiland have all spoken out about the lineup change, the other members of LINKIN PARK are only now starting to talk. The Pulse Of Radio asked frontman Mike Shinoda how Bennington has handled the situation with his bandmates. "He's been so awesome about it," he said. "I mean, he asked us for our blessing before he did anything. You know, he sent the nicest e-mails back while he was out there on the road. He was so inspired to do that tour with them and to record some music with them. Chester has always loved that music and loved all those guys, so it was a really fun thing for him to do."
LINKIN PARK DJ Joe Hahn told Rolling Stone, "In high school we grew up listening to STONE TEMPLE PILOTS. For us these are the deities of rock. They're up there, so if someone asks you to do that, you just do it. Chester is such a great singer and for him to have the opportunity to go and sing with other people, we're appreciative of them for asking Chester to do it."
Hahn added, "[Chester's] definitely a person that has a lot of stuff inside of him, and you can tell by watching him perform it's there and it needs to come out. You can't do that on one album — those 12 songs in two years."
Bennington just completed his first tour with STP and will make his recording debut with the group on an upcoming EP, "High Rise", which is due out on October 8.
Meanwhile, LINKIN PARK recently released a collaborative track with electronic artist Steve Aoki called "A Light That Never Comes". The tune is taken from the new video game, LP Recharge, which features characters and missions designed by the band.
"A Light That Never Comes" is set to appear on LINKIN PARK's upcoming new remix album, "Recharged", which is out October 29. The disc will feature new remixes of tracks from the band's last record, 2012's "Living Things".
METALLICA's 'Through The Never' Soundtrack Lands In U.S. Top 10
METALLICA's "Metallica Through The Never (Music From The Motion Picture)", the soundtrack companion to the groundbreaking 3D feature film "Metallica Through The Never", sold around 25,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 9 on The Billboard 200 chart. The CD arrived in stores on September 24 via the band's own record label Blackened Recordings.
A two-disc CD set, "Metallica Through The Never (Music From The Motion Picture)" highlights last year's career-spanning concerts at Rexall Place in Edmonton and Rogers Arena in Vancouver, where the band filmed all performance footage featured in the film.
"Metallica Through The Never" stars METALLICA, one of the most popular, influential rock bands in history. In this music-driven, 3D motion picture event, award-winning filmmaker Nimród Antal immerses audiences in a bracing, raw and visceral cinematic experience with spectacular live performance footage of METALLICA's most iconic songs — created exclusively for film — combined with a bold, narrative story featuring imagery drawn from the band's trailblazing iconography. Dane DeHaan portrays Trip, a young roadie sent on an urgent mission, during METALLICA's roaring live set in front of a sold-out arena. The film features dazzling pyrotechnics, the most elaborate live-performance stage ever built and state-of-the-art 3-D photography, captured using up to 24 cameras simultaneously.
Picturehouse released "Metallica Through The Never" in North America on September 27 exclusively in over 300 IMAX 3D Theatres, and will expand into additional theaters on October 4.
"Metallica Through The Never (Music From The Motion Picture)" track listing:
01. The Ecstasy Of Gold
02. Creeping Death
03. For Whom The Bell Tolls
05. Ride The Lightning
07. The Memory Remains
08. Wherever I May Roam
10. ...And Justice For All
01. Master Of Puppets
03. Nothing Else Matters
04. Enter Sandman
05. Hit The Lights
Stream Cage the Elephant’s New Album, Melophobia, in Its Entirety
Soundgarden's 1990 Compilation Screaming Life/Fopp Reissue to Hit Stores in November
Can't wait to hear Cage the Elephant's third studio album, Melophobia? No worries. The guys have posted a stream of every song from the upcoming release on RollingStone.com.
Melophobia will arrive at all the usual outlets on October 8. The record features ten tracks, including a collaboration with The Kills/The Dead Weather singer Alison Mosshart titled “It’s Just Forever.”
"This album has tested us as individuals and as a collective,” says drummer Jared Champion aboutMelophobia in a statement. "The studio is the place where we push all of those individual creative emotions together and smash them to the dispersion point until they explode like a timebomb. When you listen back and goose bumps prick your skin like the first few drops of a summer rainfall on searing concrete, you know that you and your band of brothers have created something substantial.”
Here's the Melophobia track list:
“Come a Little Closer”
“It’s Just Forever” (featuring Alison Mosshart)
“Take It or Leave It”
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Alter Bridge Says European Fans Inspired Fortress to Be a “Heavier Record”
Here’s a special treat for Soundgarden fans: the group’s first record label, Sub Pop Records, has announced they’ll be reissuing the band’s long-out-of-print 1990 compilation Screaming Life/Fopp.
The remastered set, which is comprised of Soundgarden’s first two EPs, includes the original ten tracks and “Sub Pop Rock City,” a cut that was originally featured on 1988’s Sub Pop 200 compilation.
To celebrate the upcoming release, Sub Pop has posted a video for “Nothing to Say” on their YouTube channel. The four-minute clip features a stream of the track, along with footage of a man rummaging through a number of old press clippings from Soundgarden’s file at Sub Pop Records.
Screaming Life/Fopp will be available at all the usual digital outlets and on vinyl starting November 26. Here's the track list:
“Tears to Forget”
“Nothing to Say”
“Hand of God”
“Sub Pop Rock City”
“Fopp” (F**ked Up Heavy Dub Mix)
“Kingdom of Come”
“Swallow My Pride”
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Watch Green Day Record Theatrical Version of "21 Guns" inBroadway Idiot Documentary Teaser
It appears we have Alter Bridge’s European fans to thank for the group’s heavier sound on the upcoming album, Fortress. Guitarist Mark Tremonti says the band decided to explore some new creative avenues after making appearances at a number of festivals overseas.
“When me and Myles were putting it together, we wanted to make sure the album was fun to play, so fun equals heavy in our world,” he tells ABC News Radio. “Most of the record turned out to be a heavier record, and I think a lot of it has to do with our European fan base. We’ve done these festivals and all these shows and every time we play a heavy song, crowd goes wild.”
While some fans may be concerned about Alter Bridge adopting heavier riffs, Tremonti notes it’s healthy for a band to experiment with its signature sound. “It’s not such a departure that people will be afraid of the record, and not like Alter Bridge anymore,” he explains. “I think it just shows a natural progression of the band and…we’re just trying to keep growing and not just keep regurgitating the same old thing.”
Fortress will arrive in stores on October 8. Alter Bridge will celebrate the record’s release with their only scheduled US concert on October 4 at the House of Blues in Orlando, FL. Shortly after, the group will go on an extensive European tour that runs from October 16-November 16, with Shinedown andHalestorm supporting the band on select dates.
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Linkin Park’s Joe Hahn Says Chester Bennington’s Songwriting Influenced by Working with STP
Green Day’s Broadway Idiot documentary won’t hit the silver screen until next week, but you can watch a little preview of it now. The band has unveiled a clip from the flick, which chronicles the musical Broadway adaptation of their 2004 smash hit album, American Idiot.
The two-minute clip, which is available at RollingStone.com, features footage of the band collaborating with cast and crew of the American Idiot musical to record a new version of the single “21 Guns” for their production.
"When we started filming our documentary, we had amazing access inside the creative process of the Broadway team," Broadway Idiot director Doug Hamilton tells the magazine. "But it wasn't until a few months later, when [frontman] Billie Joe Armstrong opened up and invited us into the private recording studios of Green Day, that we really got to see inside the process by which Billie Joe, [bassist] Mike[Dirnt] and [drummer] Tré [Cool] create the Green Day sound."
Broadway Idiot will screen first in New York on October 11, and then arrive in other U.S. and Canadian theaters and video-on-demand on October 18.
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It appears Stone Temple Pilots aren’t the only ones benefiting from Chester Bennington recent work with the band. Linkin Park DJ Joe Hahn says working on new music with STP has inspired the singer to create some killer new tracks for LP’s next studio album.
“Especially recently, Chester's songwriting has been incredible,” he tells Rolling Stone. “For him to flex that [songwriting muscle] with Stone Temple Pilots…he's definitely a person that has a lot of stuff inside of him, and you can tell by watching him perform it's there and it needs to come out.”
Hahn adds everyone in Linkin Park has enjoyed STP’s music since they were in high school, and they fully support Bennington’s work with the group. “Chester is such a great singer and for him to have the opportunity to go and sing with other people, we're appreciative of them for asking Chester to do it,” he explains. “I think on a spiritual level it works in so many ways, where it's not even about there being a benefit, it's just something that feels right, especially for Chester.”
In other Linkin Park news, the band will release Recharged, an album which features new interpretations of songs from 2012's Living Things, on October 29.
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