The German branch of Roadrunner Records has uploaded part three of a new video interview with Mikael Åkerfeldt and Fredrik Åkesson of Swedish progressive metallers OPETH about the band's highly anticipated eleventh studio album, "Pale Communion". You can now watch it below. "Pale Communion" will be released on August 26 via Roadrunner Records. The cover artwork was once again created by Travis Smith — with art direction by Åkerfeldt. "Pale Communion", which was produced by Åkerfeldt and mixed by longtime collaborator and PORCUPINE TREE frontman/guitarist Steven Wilson, was heralded by the lead single "Cusp Of Eternity". Pre-orders for "Pale Communion" made via the iTunes Store will receive an instant download of "Cusp Of Eternity" as well as a second album track, with multiple configurations also available via both the Roadrunner Records webstore and O Merch. In a recent interview with Noisey, Åkerfeldt stated about "Pale Communion": "Normally when I start writing for a record, I'm a bit nervous. You don't know whether or not you're going to be able to come up with something that you like or come up with something at all, to be honest. I was inspired because pretty early on, I wrote a song on the new album — the last song on there, which I ended up being really happy with. So I had some type of guidelines which was more melody, I think." He continued: "[2011's] 'Heritage' was somewhat deliberately fucked up all over the place because I love fucked-up-all-over-the-place-type music, but I wanted to do something more melodic with this album, so there's stronger vocal melodies and more melodies overall for this album. I was pretty consistent with that frame of mind throughout the writing process, so at least I had a plan with this album, and I normally don't, to be honest."
MikeJamesRockShow.com conducted an interview with ENTOMBED A.D. vocalist Lars Göran Petrov at this year's edition of the Bloodstock Open Air festival, which is being held August 7-10 at Catton Hall, Walton-On-Trent, West Midlands, United Kingdom. You can now watch the chat below. "Back To The Front", the album that was recorded last year by four members of the most recent lineup of the legendary Swedish metal act ENTOMBED — Lars Göran Petrov (vocals), Olle Dahlstedt (drums), Nico Elgstrand (guitar) and Victor Brandt (bass) — was released on August 5 via Century Media Records under the band name ENTOMBED A.D. The CD was recorded at Studio Bohus (ABBA, EUROPE) in Kungälv, Sweden with producer Roberto Laghi (IN FLAMES, HARDCORE SUPERSTAR). The cover artwork was painted by Zbigniew Bielak (WATAIN, VADER). The official video for the song "Pandemic Rage" can be seen below. In a recent interview with Metal Underground, Elgstrand stated about the addition of "A.D." to the ENTOMBED name: "We've had some internal turmoil that resulted in a separation of Alex [Hellid, guitar] from the band. [It] turns out he didn't wanna make music and tour on it. [We're] still not sure what the hell he wants to do! When we were about to release the album, he started bringing in lawyers and claimed that the name ENTOMBED belongs to him. Which, of course, it doesn't, but instead of getting into a lawsuit that would've gone on for a long time and wouldn't have made anyone happy except a bunch of lawyers, we decided to add 'A.D.' to the name and get on with what were supposed to do, which is making music and touring as a band. As of now, the name ENTOMBED is on hold for anyone to use until people involved come to a solution. Unfortunately, it doesn't seem to happen in the near future." "Back To The Front" track listing: 01. Kill To Live 02. Bedlam Attack 03. The Underminer 04. Second To None 05. Allegiance 06. Waiting For Death 07. Eternal Woe 08. Digitus Medius 09. Vulture And The Traitor 10. Pandemic Rage 11. Soldier Of No Fortune ENTOMBED A.D. is: Lars Göran Petrov - Vocals Nico Elgstrand - Guitar Victor Brandt - Bass Olle Dahlstedt - Drums Original ENTOMBED members Alex Hellid (guitar) and Ulf "Uffe" Cederlund (guitar) joined forces with former ENTOMBED frontman Orvar Säfström to perform the band's classic second album, "Clandestine" (1991), on February 1 at Gävle Konserthus in Gävle, Sweden. They were backed by the 65-piece Gävle Symphonic Orchestra and a 40-piece choir. Hellid did not participate in the writing and recording of "Back To The Front".
"Habitchual", the new video from Brazilian female-fronted metallers SHADOWSIDE, can be seen below. The clip was produced and directed by Studio Kaiowas and features an appearance by actress Rida Principessa. "Habitchual" is taken from SHADOWSIDE's third album, "Inner Monster Out", which was released in May 2012 via Inner Wound Recordings. The CD was produced, mixed and mastered at Studio Fredman in Gothenburg, Sweden by Fredrik Nordström, who has previously worked with AT THE GATES, IN FLAMES, DARK TRANQUILLITY, ARCH ENEMY, SOILWORK and BRING ME THE HORIZON, among others. It features guest vocals from Björn "Speed" Strid (SOILWORK), Mikael Stanne (DARK TRANQUILLITY), and Niklas Isfeldt (DREAM EVIL). SHADOWSIDE singer Dani Nolden stated about the band's latest CD, "'Inner Monster Out' is about letting your hidden persona show through, and about everything we always classify as not normal in human beings. The lyrics deal with everyone's fears, reactions, perversions, personality disorders and although it can be seen as a dark album, it also makes it clear that we all have a little bit of crazy and disturbed in a certain way. It's a musically intense album, with lots of angry guitars, bringing together the best of 'Dare To Dream' and 'Theatre Of Shadows', but with new and better things that we didn't try before. I'm especially proud and happy about the result we achieved on this album... we wrote and recorded songs that we like to hear and play and it's by far our best material so far." SHADOWSIDE is working on material for its fourth album, which it expects to begin recording in mid-2015.
ARTE Concert conducted an interview with Finnish cello rockers APOCALYPTICA at this year's Wacken Open Air festival, which was held July 31 - August 2 in Wacken, Germany. You can now watch the chat below. APOCALYPTICA is putting the finishing touches on its eighth full-length studio album, to be released in early 2015. Following the release of "7th Symphony", APOCALYPTICA took a break from the standard album cycle in 2013 to pursue a range of musical projects. While Eicca Toppinen switched to drums in his side band CHERRY AND THE VIPERS, Mikko Sirén played his instrument on the new EMIGRATE album, Richard Kruspe's (RAMMSTEIN) project. Mikko also performed with Cheek, Finland's biggest hip-hop artist, selling out Helsinki's Olympic Stadium twice. Paavo Lötjönen collaborated with Tipe Johnson (LENINGRAD COWBOYS, APOCALYPTICA) and Perttu Kivilaakso earned the feuilleton's acclaim with celebrated chamber music appearances. Additionally, APOCALYPTICA composed new material and performed live in the multimedia event "Wagner Reloaded" by award-winning choreographer Gregor Seyffert. Earlier this year, APOCALYPTICA's latest project, "Apocalyptic Symphony", embarked on its first-ever tour with a classical ensemble, the Avanti! Chamber Orchestra. "We're in perfect shape," Toppinen states, "and still hungry for the future of making music together. If you want to try new things, you'll never know where you end up. But we're motivated and our heads are full of fresh ideas." Having collaborated with artists like Gavin Rossdale (BUSH), Dave Lombardo (SLAYER) and Ville Valo (HIM) on past studio albums, APOCALYPTICA have now taken on a new musical challenge: For the upcoming LP, the band is working with Franky Perez as exclusive singer on the vocal tracks — this time not only during production, but for the whole cycle, including the tour. Perez released his debut in 2003, later teaming up with SYSTEM OF A DOWN's Daron Malakian and John Dolmayan as SCARS ON BROADWAY. In 2009, Perez handled vocals for Slash's solo band, followed by collaborations with Dave Kushner (VELVET REVOLVER) as well as Scott Shriner (WEEZER), Joey Castillo (QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE) and Dave Warren ("The Simpsons") as PUSHER JONES. After being honored as vocalist for THE DOORS at the L.A. Sunset Strip Music Festival, he released his latest solo album, "Addict", in 2013. For APOCALYPTICA, working with Perez on the entire project elevates the musical vision to a new level of coherence between studio production and live performance, as well as renewing the focus on the band's homogeneity after the recent feature projects. The release of APOCALYPTICA new album will be followed by an extensive live tour. Interview:
SKID ROW bassist Rachel Bolan has slammed bands who use pre-recorded backing tracks in their live shows, saying that he feels "ripped off" when he sees groups lip-synching in concert. Asked about reports that MÖTLEY CRÜE is using "backing tracks to sing and play to" on the band's current tour and his opinion on the practice, Bolan told The Great Southern Brainfart: "I feel ripped off. I mean, if you want to do something, just do it. If you can't do it like you did on the record, just leave it out. A band like QUEEN, whey they did 'Bohemian Rhapsody', they used tapes for that 'Galileo' part and they would just leave they stage and let it be known they were running tape. I respect that, but bands that are running all kinds of tracks, I've seen bands that I really like do that, and I feel kind of ripped off." He added: "Every note that comes off of a SKID ROW stage is coming from those five guys you see up there. There's no tracks, and be it good or bad, it's us doing it. [laughs] I'll take full responsibility for any fucking bad note you hear. [laughs] "I mean, when did it get to that point that a band got that bored with what you're doing that you just start running tracks all the time?" Bolan was also asked if he felt social media "killed the rock star persona" through the fans' ability to have direct access to their idols. "Absolutely. I think it totally did," he replied. "It's something that I've grown used to." He continued: "I still try to keep my personal life as private as I possibly can. "I used to love waiting around for the next month's Circus magazine to come out because they were doing a four-part KISS story or something. It was the anticipation of having to wait another month and I'd go to 7-11 every day just to see if was there and then I'd get and I'd read it over and over again. I miss that. They were like superheroes, but nowadays, everything is so instant and it kind of takes the fun out of it, to be honest." MÖTLEY CRÜE guitarist Mick Mars said in an interview earlier this year that he didn't like the fact that his band used pre-recorded backing vocals in its live shows, claiming that he preferred to watch groups whose performances are delivered entirely live. During an appearance on this the March 3 edition of Eddie Trunk's show "Trunk Nation" on SiriusXM's Hair Nation, Mars was asked about the fact that he has a microphone in front of him on stage during MÖTLEY CRÜE's live shows even though, by his own admission, his "voice sucks so bad." "That's a whole another story right there, son…." Mars laughed nervously, seemingly unsure how he should comment on the issue. "That could get me in a lot of trouble. I could say there's, like, a… Let me put it this way… I'll just say two words and you'll know: Britney Spears." Pressed on whether this was somewhat of a controversial issue within the band, Mars said: "No, but I think that it is between a lot of fans, a lot of music people." Asked how he personally feels about "supplementation on the live stage," Mick said: "I don't like it. I think a band like ours… I have to say '60s bands were my favorite — '60s and '70s bands — because they were real, like, three-piece bands or four-piece bands, and they just got up there and kicked it up. Made a mistake? So what? Sounded a little bit empty here or there? So what? It's the bigness and the rawness and the people that developed and wrote the songs and made them and presented them. To me, that's what I really like. I mean, I could put on a MÖTLEY CD and play with it all day long. I don't wanna do that."
NoiseEyes.comTerrance Hobbs (guitar) and Frank Mullen (vocals) of New York death metal vetearns SUFFOCATION at the MetalDays festival, which was held July 20-26 in Tolmin, Slovenia. You can now watch the chat below. SUFFOCATION's latest album, "Pinnac...
Californian rockers TESLA were interviewed on the latest installment of the "Sex Drugs & Rock-N-Roll" show. You can now listen to the chat using the audio player below. TESLA's new studio album, "Simplicity", sold around 14,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to land at position No. 24 on The Billboard 200 chart. The record arrived in stores on June 10 via Tesla Electric Company Recording's arrangement with Entertainment One Music and distribution. The Sacramento rockers are back with 14 new songs offering a ride of energy that doesn't come easy for a band of rookies much less a band whose been doing this for over 20 years. "Simplicity" is TESLA's seventh all-original studio album which follows a six-year creative break from the release of the previous album, "Forever More". After a string of shows in the USA in 2013, the band went back into the studio in early 2014 and came out with a new album, which goes straight back to the TESLA roots. The bandmembers produced it themselves, as they did with "Into The Now", their successful comeback effort from 2004. Helped by the legendary Tom Zutaut, who was the man behind the best TESLA albums, this new CD rocks from start to finish, showing a variety of emotions where each song has its own twist — not sounding like another. In a recent interview with NI Rocks, TESLA singer Jeff Keith stated about the band's approach while writing and recording the new album: "We wanted to keep it simple. With so much of today's technology, Pro Tools and all that stuff, it's very easy to overdo it and oversaturate the record, because there is an endless amount of tracks you can do and there are so many ways you can cheat and stuff. We like to make records that we can keep simple and reproduce live you know." He continued: "'Simplicity', we thought, was a great name for the record because we wanted to keep it simple and we're a simple blue-collar rock 'n' roll band. We always like to make records, like I said, that we can play live." "Simplicity" was mixed by legendary producer Michael Wagener (SKID ROW, OZZY OSBOURNE, METALLICA, DOKKEN, ACCEPT, MÖTLEY CRÜE, WHITE LION, EXTREME, POISON, MEGADETH, OVERKILL, TESTAMENT). TESLA is: Jeff Keith: Lead Vocals Frank Hannon: Guitars, Vocals, Piano, Bass Brian Wheat: Bass, Vocals, Piano Troy Luccketta: Drums and Percussion Dave Rude: Guitars, Vocals, Bass Interview (audio):
David Devo Oosthuizen of Witchdoctor Productions conducted an interview with Maurizio Iacono (vocals) and Jean-François "JF" Dagenais (guitar) of Montreal, Quebec, Canada-based death metallers KATAKLYSM during the band's recent tour of South Africa. You can now watch the chat below. KATAKLYSM recently released the music video for its rendition of the SACRED REICH classic "The American Way". The clip was shot by director Tommy Jones (TESTAMENT, DEATH ANGEL, EX DEO) during the band's North American tour with Belgian gore-grinders ABORTED. "KATAKLYSM has never covered any band before on disc in its 20-year existence," stated Iacono. "We decided to change that on the new record and wanted to do something people didn't expect, but also something that stood through time. "The message behind the song is still relevant now. The difference today is that it’s a global problem, not only in North America, but everywhere. "I personally grew up on early thrash metal and SACRED REICH was and is one of my all-time favorite bands. It was very important that we had the blessings from the band to do this video. The guys in SACRED REICH gave us the green light and are happy that we did this. "We chose to reconstruct the same type of video they did for it back in the day but in a modern-day setting.” KATAKLYSM's version of "The American Way" is taken from the band's new album, "Waiting For The End To Come", which was released on October 29, 2013 in North America via Nuclear Blast. The artwork by Eliran Kantor (TESTAMENT, HATEBREED) was featured on the deluxe digipak and LP versions of the effort. The cover by Peter Sallai (SABATON) was featured on the standard jewel case and limited edition cassette tape versions. The follow-up to 2010's "Heaven's Venom", "Waiting For The End To Come" was recorded by KATAKLYSM guitarist Jean-François Dagenais, who has previously worked with MALEVOLENT CREATION, MISERY INDEX and DESPISED ICON, among others, and mixed by Chris "Zeuss" Harris (SUFFOCATION, HATEBREED, ARSIS). KATAKLYSM recently announced that Oli Beaudoin will be the drummer for the band on the next album and future tours.
ARTE Concert conducted an interview with Ted Lundström (bass) and Olavi Mikkonen (guitar) of Swedish death metallers AMON AMARTH at this year's Wacken Open Air festival, which was held July 31 - August 2 in Wacken, Germany. You can now watch the chat below. On how difficult it was for the bandmembers to support themselves financially in the earlier years: Ted: "We've been doing very good the last couple of years, so it’s been very easy. Before we actually made it big enough to do this full time, of course, it [was] a hassle to make the economy work. You know, you have to work [full time at a day job] and then you have to get time off for touring and it's a lot of work. And you get tired if you work a whole day and then you need to go to the rehearsal room in the evening. You're tired and you'd rather go home and do something else. So, there's been tougher days, but nowadays, it's kind of easy. It's fun." On maintaining their success: Ted: "You can never relax just because you reached a certain level in your career. You can't start relaxing, because thatr's when you're gonna start going down again. You reach a new level and then you just have to continue work even harder, come up with even greater plans, make better albums, better shows." AMON AMARTH and SABATON will join forces for a North American tour this fall. The trek kicks off on September 25 in Riverside, California and visits a total of 35 North American cities before coming to an end on November 9 in Tucson, Arizona. Thrash metal band SKELETONWITCH will open each show, except in New York where fans will be treated to the first-ever, and exclusive North American performance by extreme metal supergroup VALLENFYRE. AMON AMARTH's ninth studio album, "Deceiver Of The Gods", sold around 17,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to land at position No. 19 on The Billboard 200 chart. The record, which arrived in stores on June 25, 2013 via Metal Blade, was recorded at Backstage Studios in Derbyshire, United Kingdom, and was produced, mixed and mastered by Andy Sneap (OPETH, MEGADETH, EXODUS, ARCH ENEMY, KILLSWITCH ENGAGE). Interview:
In episode 35 of "One On One With Mitch Lafon", rock journalist Mitch Lafon talks to EXODUS singer Steve "Zetro" Souza. You can now listen to the chat using the Spreaker widget below. A few excerpts from the interview follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On how he got the call in early June to rejoin EXODUS: Zetro: "Basically, I didn't know really much. I just got a call and was asked to sing a couple of songs. 'Hey, we want you to sing a couple of new EXODUS songs.' And I kind of didn't ask why, although a million thoughts were running through my head. Speculation… Maybe they want me to do a song. Maybe they want me to go on tour. Who knows what to think? So I actually went in and sang a song, and they were saying, 'Hey, we're considering having you rejoin the band again.' And I was, like, 'Wow!' And we kind of talked it through, and it kind of worked out that way. And here we are." On his last departure from EXODUS in 2004: Zetro: "There was a lot of mudslinging that goes on between brothers and sisters and family members when you have a problem. And it's the way it is; you're just like a family. You love each other, you hate each other. You do something wrong, you piss one off. 'I'm not talking to you now, because you did something… Although I love you to death, and if it came down to it, I would die for you, I'd step in front of a bullet for you,' because that's how it's looked at. And I think that happens in bands as well. And I'm the first admit I was the one that threw the first stone — that's for damn sure — by the way I left, and I take full responsibility for that. And I think as you get older, and you become a more mature person and a more mature musician… and that goes with working with people and being able to say, 'OK, you're right,' or, 'No,' or 'OK, I can give in on that.' And that's what it is. It's really like a relationship; it's give-and-take. And I think we've all… especially this time… I'm very excited this time, I'm very thankful to get the opportunity to come back and do it again and sing EXO-style again. And I think a lot of the fans are very pleased 'cause a lot of fans identify my voice with the band. And I'm the same way, you know what I mean?! Hey, I love that guy in JOURNEY; I think he does a great job. But how fucking great would it be if Steve Perry came back. You know what I mean?! It's just the way I kind of look at anything. And not to say that [the most recent EXODUS singer] Rob [Dukes] didn't do a great job on the last three albums, 'cause he really did. I mean, I'm listening to them now, and I didn't much when I was not in the band. But since I'm learning more songs from his era to play live, I really appreciate it a lot and I think he did a really good job. I'm very fortunate to be back with my brothers and I think this time will be the best." On whether he had any apprehension about singing songs from the Rob Dukes era of EXODUS: Zetro: "No. I feel that, in my eyes, because I wasn't there didn't mean that era for EXODUS did not exist, and that it was a very crucial era for EXODUS, and they actually really built themselves well upon that era. So why am I gonna come back and all of sudden go, 'You know what?! I'm Zetro. I'm the man. Let's just do 'Fabulous Disaster' and 'Pleasures Of The Flesh' and 'Tempo Of The Damned' and the new album and everybody will think it will be hunky-dory.' I welcome singing 'Children Of A Worthless God'. I welcome singing 'Iconoclasm'. I really do. I like doing that. Everybody asked me in the past, 'What songs would you like to play favorite of EXODUS?' And I would go, 'Honestly? Everything on 'Bonded By Blood'. 'Cause I didn't sing on it. Those are the funnest ones.' I guess maybe that's my mentality, but I welcome those songs. As I welcome Rob. When we're in New York, and he wants to come on stage and sing with EXODUS, he's damn welcome anytime." On EXODUS' new album, "Blood In, Blood Out": Zetro: "[Former EXODUS and current METALLICA guitarist] Kirk [Hammett] played lead on a song called 'Salt In The Wound'. And it's great, 'cause him and Gary [Holt, EXODUS guitarist] really complement each other one there; it's really cool. And it's great that… Kirk was such a big part of this band [in the early '80s] and then abruptly joined METALLICA when they [parted ways] with Dave [Mustaine], so he never really got to record with EXODUS. That's why it's kind of cool that he gets to record with the band this year. We're coming up on 30 years. Next year will be 30 years since 'Bonded By Blood' [was released] — 1985. And I'm gonna tell you right now, 'Blood In, Blood Out' is the best EXODUS record by far. And I'm not saying that 'cause I just rejoined. Honestly, the musicianship of everyone in it, the writing, the lyrics, the lyrical content… everything all the way through. 11 killers, no fillers. I swear to God, and I mean it. I put out another record earlier this year with my other band, HATRIOT, and I thought that was the greatest thrash record of the year, and I just have to say that that's probably the second greatest thrash record of the year. 'Blood In, Blood Out', by far, is amazing. It's awesome from top to bottom. [It's the] fastest EXODUS album you'll ever have. Most of the songs are very thrash-oriented...
Behind-the-scenes footage from the making of "Exceptional", the new video from UNISONIC — the band featuring former HELLOWEEN vocalist Michael Kiske and guitarist/vocalist Kai Hansen alongside guitarist Mandy Meyer (ASIA, GOTTHARD and KROKUS), bassist Dennis Ward and drummer Kosta Zafiriou (both of Germany's PINK CREAM 69) — can be seen below. The song is taken from UNISONIC's second album, "Light Of Dawn", which was released on August 1 in Europe and will be made available on August 12 in the U.S. via earMUSIC. The effort was released in four different configurations: * Standard CD featuring 12 tracks * Deluxe digipak edition CD which contains 13 tracks * Gatefold double vinyl (also featuring 13 tracks plus a download code) * A strictly limited box set The "Light Of Dawn" artwork was again created by graphic artist Martin Hausler. "Light Of Dawn" track listing: Standard CD 01. Venite 2.0 02. Your Time Has Come 03. Exceptional 04. For The Kingdom 05. Not Gonna Take Anymore 06. Night Of The Long Knives 07. Find Shelter 08. Blood 09. When The Deed Is Done 10. Throne Of The Dawn 11. Manhunter 12. You And I Deluxe CD 01. Venite 2.0 02. Your Time Has Come 03. Exceptional 04. For The Kingdom 05. Not Gonna Take Anymore 06. Night Of The Long Knives 07. Find Shelter 08. Blood 09. When The Deed Is Done 10. Throne Of The Dawn 11. Manhunter 12. You And I 13. Judgement Day Boxset Deluxe CD 01. Venite 2.0 02. Your Time Has Come 03. Exceptional 04. For The Kingdom 05. Not Gonna Take Anymore 06. Night Of The Long Knives 07. Find Shelter 08. Blood 09. When The Deed Is Done 10. Throne Of The Dawn 11. Manhunter 12. You And I 13. Judgement Day Exclusive "The Early Demos" CD 01. Souls Alive 02. I've Tried 03. Cry Out Loud 04. The Other Side 05. No One Ever Sees Me * Exclusive Seven-Inch Vinyl single A1. Exceptional (Karaoke version) B1. We Rise (Live 2012) * Exclusive T-Shirt * 6 brand new pictures * Exclusive poster Vinyl A1. Venite 2.0 A2. Your Time Has Come A3. Exceptional A4. For The Kingdom B1. Not Gonna Take Anymore B2. Night Of The Long Knives B3. Find Shelter C1. Blood C2. When The Deed Is Done C3. Throne Of The Dawn D1. Manhunter D2. You And I D3. Judgement Day UNISONIC released a new EP, "For The Kingdom", on May 23 via earMUSIC. Produced by Ward, the EP contained the fast album track "For The Kingdom", the exclusive song "You Come Undone" (only available on this release) plus four previously unreleased live cuts: "Unisonic", "Never Too Late", "Star Rider" and "Souls Alive", all recorded at the 2012 edition of the Masters Of Rock festival in Czech Republic. The EP cover artwork was created by Martin Hausler. "For The Kingdom" was made available on CD, strictly limited 12-inch vinyl and as a digital download. The track listing is as follows: 01. For The Kingdom 02. You Come Undone (EP exclusive track) 03. Unisonic (live 2012; EP exclusive track) 04. Never Too Late (live 2012; EP exclusive track) 05. Star Rider (live 2012; EP exclusive track) 06. Souls Alive (live 2012; EP exclusive track) The official lyric video for the song "For The Kingdom" can be seen below. UNISONIC's self-titled debut studio album was released in North America on May 22, 2012 via Eagle Rock imprint Armoury Records. Hansen's position in GAMMA RAY is unaffected by his involvement with UNISONIC. UNISONIC is: Michael Kiske (vocals) Mandy Meyer (guitar) Kai Hansen (guitar) Dennis Ward (bass) Kosta Zafiriou (drums)
Jason Price of Icon Vs. Icon recently conducted an interview with KIX guitarist Brian "Damage" Forsythe. A couple of excerpts from the chat follow below. Icon Vs. Icon: KIX came out of the Baltimore music scene and had a lot of success locally as a b...