Saturday, July 22, 2017

ITP V.017 METAL AT THE MOVIES PART 7: "WELCOME TO WACKEN" BEHIND THE SCENES PART 3

ITP V.017 METAL AT THE MOVIES: PART 7 with metal festival virtual reality documentary "WELCOME TO WACKEN" BEHIND THE SCENES PART 3 , premiered  4/28 through 5/1/2017 at CANADIAN INTERNATIONAL DOCUMENTARY FESTIVAL.








"WELCOME TO WACKEN" is directed by SAM DUNN, MARTY FLANAGAN and produced by SAM DUNN, SCOTT MCFADYEN, JAMES MILWARD and PIETRO GAGLIANO




FROM BANGER FILMS:
Checking out the post-apocalyptic cage fights with Wasteland Warriors and getting ready for Arch Enemy?! As Sam says in this final behind-the-scenes video, "not your average day job."
Welcome to Wacken is almost in the app stores. Release date for the first ever music festival virtual reality doc coming soon. #wackenvr










VIDEO BELOW:  "WELCOME TO WACKEN" BEHIND THE SCENES PART 3  (COURTESY OF BANGER FILMS): 







Thanks-Stay Metal, Stay Brutal-\m/ -l-

LINKIN PARK: POST CONDOLENCES AND CRISIS HOTLINE RESOURCES


California hard rock warriors LINKIN PARK have posted fan condolences and CRISIS HOTLINE RESOURCES.  




CHESTER BENNNINGTON, vocalist of  LINKIN PARK , died 6/20/2017 of suicide at 41 in Los Angeles, California.




Due to vocalist CHESTER BENNNINGTON's sudden death. LINKIN PARK announced the bands anticipated SUMMER 2017 U.S. tour with BLINK 182 "BLINKIN PARK" has been cancelled. 



CHESTER BENNNINGTON briefly replaced SCOTT WEILAND in STONE TEMPLE PILOTS as BENNNINGTON left the band in 2015 .

LINKIN PARK unleashed "ONE MORE LIGHT", 5/19/2017 via WARNER BROTHERS.









FROM LINKIN PARK:

http://chester.linkinpark.com/



Thanks-Stay Metal, Stay Brutal-\m/ -l- 

GRIFT: POST VIDEO FOR "DEN STORA TYSTNADEN"

Swedish black metal warriors GRIFT have posted a video for "DEN STORA TYSTNADEN", a track from the bands anticipated new release "ARVET", due to be unleashed 9/8/2017 via NORDVIS and HEATHEN HARVEST.





GRIFT unleashed "SYNER", 9/18/2015 via NORDVIS PRODUKTION.


FROM NORDVIS:
Time for something we've been waiting for. Enjoy this captivating new music video by Grift. Words are not needed. Presented in collaboration with Heathen Harvest Periodical.
"Den stora tystnaden" is taken from the upcoming 2nd Grift album "Arvet" (The Heritage), due for release on September 8th on CD/LP/Digital. Pre-orders will be available soon.



FROM GRIFT:
TYST SKRIKER HJÄRTAN
We have now begun to record a movie for the song "DEN STORA TYSTNADEN" from the upcoming album, "ARVET".
My dad will once again have the main role. This time as an agnostic hermit, who has chosen to escape the norms and narcissism of the modern western world.

My old friend, Daniel Blomberg, does a phenomenal work behind the camera, and Simon Blomberg is also part of the process this time.



VIDEO BELOW: GRIFT: "DEN STORA TYSTNADEN"  (COURTESY OF NORDVIS):

Thanks-Stay Metal, Stay Brutal-\m/ -l-

ITP V.017 FOR NO REASON: STONE TEMPLE PILOTS: POST "BIG EMPTY" (ACOUSTIC-WITH CHESTER BENNINGTON)

ITP V.017 FOR NO REASON:
U.S. hard rock legends STONE TEMPLE PILOTS have posted "BIG EMPTY" (ACOUSTIC-WITH CHESTER BENNINGTON). 






On 12/3/2015, former STONE TEMPLE PILOTS and VELVET REVOLVER vocalist SCOTT WEILAND was found dead on his tour bus (while on tour with his band the WILDABOUTS) at 48.





STONE TEMPLE PILOTS tapped CHESTER BENNINGTON (LINKIN PARK) to replace SCOTT WEILAND on vocals as BENNINGTON left the band in 2015.
CHESTER BENNNINGTON, vocalist of California hard rock warriors LINKIN PARK  died 6/20/2017 of suicide (via hanging) at 41 in Los Angeles, California.

 STONE TEMPLE PILOTS "BIG EMPTY" was originally released on the bands classic offering "PURPLE", unleashed 6/7/1994 via ATLANTIC RECORDS.

ITP V.017  "FOR NO REASON" is a brand new monthly feature, as ITP will post overlooked, underrated and classic older extreme metal, hard rock releases in digital format.

..Because I don't need a reason.

FROM STONE TEMPLE PILOTS:
Chester,

It is a sad day today to know that so many of us will no longer share in your laughter, friendship and love. You showed us time and time again what it is to be an incredible human being. A beacon of light and hope is what you will always be to us. We love you Chester. We will miss you.


VIDEO BELOW:  STONE TEMPLE PILOTS: "BIG EMPTY" (WITH CHESTER PENNINGTON-COURTESY OF STONE TEMPLE PILOTS-"Big Empty" from the Arizona Acoustic Set Mixed by Ryan Williams Painting by Martin Schmidt.)


Thanks-Stay Metal, Stay Brutal-\m/ -l-

DARK ANGELS: STREAMING "VENOMOUS EMBRACE" VIA BANDCAMP

Czech Republic based dark, symphonic death-doom metal warriors DARK ANGELS, via BANDCAMP , are streaming the bands anticipated new release "VENOMOUS EMBRACE", unleashed 7/19/2017 via METAL AGE PRODUCTIONS.







FROM DARK ANGELS:
Our fourth line record called the venomous embrace is out!!! You can get it at the publisher of metal age productions or right here. In The Worldwide Network Network, it will appear in August! We thank metal age productions for taking us under their wing! On bandcamp is a complete album to listen to, hope he likes



DARK ANGELS: "VENOMOUS EMBRACE" (VIA BANDCAMP, COURTESY OF METAL AGE PRODUCTIONS):



Thanks-Stay Metal, Stay Brutal-\m/ -l- 


MAGLOR: STREAMING "ASUNDER" VIA BANDCAMP

Calgary, Canada dark-blackened extreme metal warriors MAGLOR, via BANDCAMP, are streaming the bands anticipated new release "ASUNDER", unleashed 7/17/2017 via SOUNDS OF THE LAND RECORDS.



FROM MAGLOR:
Hails!!
"Asunder" our second LP release, is now available in digital, CD, and vinyl formats. All orders can be made through our bandcamp page.
We again thank you for your support - the journey has indeed been long.
We are pleased to finally, unveil the next chapter.

Enjoy, and darkest regards. https://maglor.bandcamp.com/album/asunder







MAGLOR: "ASUNDER" (VIA BANDCAMP, COURTESY OF MAGLOR): 




Thanks-Stay Metal, Stay Brutal-\m/ -l-

Friday, July 21, 2017

THE HAUNTED: POST NEW TRACK "SPARK"

Swedish thrash warriors THE HAUNTED have posted "SPARK", a track from the bands anticipated new release "STRENGTH IN NUMBERS", due to be unleashed 8/25/2017 via CENTURY MEDIA RECORDS. 













THE HAUNTED unleashed "EXIT WOUNDS", 8/25/2014 via CENTURY MEDIA RECORDS.
THE HAUNTED unleashed  "EYE OF THE STORM" (EP),  1/20/2014 via CENTURY MEDIA.









FROM CENTURY MEDIA RECORDS:
NEW SINGLE / VIDEO FROM The-Haunted !!
"Spark" >> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v-8ZP3NUl-E <<







VIDEO BELOW:  THE HAUNTED: "SPARK"  (COURTESY OF CENTURY MEDIA RECORDS): 





Thanks-Stay Metal, Stay Brutal-\m/ -l-

CANKER: POST NEW TRACK "WHALE HUNT"

Spanish death metal legends CANKER have posted "WHALE HUNT", a track from the bands anticipated new release "EARTHQUAKE", due to be unleashed 9/18/2017 via XTREEM MUSIC.








CANKER unleashed "EXQUISITES TENDERNESS", (1997) VISUR.




FROM XTREEM MUSIC:
CANKER new song, cover art and tracklist revealed!!
(en español: http://portal.xtreemmusic.com/?p=47539)

It's been nearly 12 years to see CANKER's 3rd album finally released, but it's been worth the wait! One of Spain's most legendary Death Metal bands have just revealed the 1st single of their new album "Earthquake", which will see the light next 18th of September through Xtreem Music.
Containing 10 songs, "Earthquake" is an original blend of classic Death Metal with slight Thrash elements and unexpected surprises, that sets this band apart of the norms and typical patterns of the genre. Emerged in 1990, CANKER have managed to survive neartly three decades by keeping their old school rooted essence and fresh compositions, and maintaining their status as one of Spain's leading Death Metal acts.
Cover artwork for "Earthquake" had been painted by spanish artist Jose Vives who already did covers for bands like GOAT WORSHIP, ITNUVETH & RETROFAITH amongst many others.
Tracklist for "Earthquake" is as follows:
01. Whale Hunt
02. Earthquake
03. Hand of God
04. Biosfear
05. Leyla Island
06. Bedout
07. Ravenous
08. The Ghosts of Past
09. Black Star
10. Obliteration

Release date for "Earthquake" will be September 18th through Xtreem Music on CD format. You can visit CANKER's official Facebook here: www.facebook.com/canker.granada and listen to the 1st advance single on the following links: https://youtu.be/_Z-Dn6_k9Sg http://soundcloud.com/xtreemmusic



VIDEO BELOW: CANKER: "WHALE HUNT"  (COURTESY OF XTREEM MUSIC):


Thanks-Stay Metal, Stay Brutal-\m/ -l-

ALTARAGE: POST VIDEO FOR "SPEARHEADERON"

Spanish blackened-death metal warriors ALTARAGE have posted a video for  "SPEARHEADERON", a track from the bands anticipated new release "ENDINGHENT", due to be unleashed 10/13/2017 via UNDERGROUND ACTIVISTS/SEASON OF MIST.







ALTARAGE unleashed "NIHL", 2/26/2016 via DOOMENTIA RECORDS.


FROM SEASON OF MIST:
CYMI: ALTARAGE have unveiled the first mind-blowing track taken from their forthcoming album 'Endinghent', which can now be pre-ordered here: smarturl.it/AltarageEndinghent (Out Oct 13)!
Check out 'Spearheaderon' now!

FROM ALTARAGE:
New album ENDINGHENT will be out October 13 through Season Of Mist. Track list and the link for the Spearheaderon clip, below:
1. Incessant Magma (5:58)
2. Spearheaderon (3:56)
3. Cataclysmic Triada (3:33)
4. Fold Eksis (3:03)
5. Rift (4:56)
6. Orb Terrax (4:06)
7. Weighteer (6:31)
8. Barrier (4:38)





VIDEO BELOW: ALTARAGE: "SPEARHEADERON" (COURTESY OF SEASON OF MIST):



Thanks-Stay Metal, Stay Brutal-\m/ -l-

WINTERSUN: POST LYRIC VIDEO FOR "AWAKEN FROM THE DARK SLUMBER"

Helsinki, Finland based symphonic melodic death metal warriors WINTERSUN have posted a lyric video for "AWAKEN FROM THE DARK SLUMBER", a track from the bands anticipated new release "THE FOREST SEASONS", due to be unleashed, TODAY,  7/21/2017 via NUCLEAR BLAST RECORDS.


WINTERSUN are set to release a live offering "WINTERSUN: LIVE AT TUSKA FESTIVAL 2013 (VINYL),  due to be unleashed 7/21/2017 via NUCLEAR BLAST RECORDS.








WINTERSUN unleashed "TIME I", 10/12/2012 NUCLEAR BLAST RECORDS.








FROM NUCLEAR BLAST RECORDS:
Wintersun - Awaken From The Dark Slumber (Spring) Official Lyric Video
To celebrate our successful The Forest Seasons album launch we are releasing a lyric video of the first season from the new album. Enjoy!!! 🎉
How are you liking the album guys? :)
ORDER THE FOREST SEASONS HERE: nuclearblast.com/wintersun-tfs
UPCOMING LIVE SHOWS:
22.07. I Brescia - Colony Open Air
09.08. CZ Josefov - Brutal Assault
11.08. P Vagos - Vagos Metal Fest
13.08. UK Derby - Bloodstock Open Air
18.08. D Dinkelsbühl - Summer Breeze
19.08. SK Zvolenská Slatina - More than Fest
24.08. FI Tampere - Pakkahuone
25.08. FI Seinäjoki - Rytmikorjaamo
26.08. FI Turku - Apollo
31.08. FI Helsinki - The Circus
01.09. FI Joensuu - Kerubi
02.09. FI Jyväskylä - Lutakko
08.09. CH Hüttikon - Meh Suff! Metal Festival
09.09. D Leipzig - Hellraiser (Extended Show)
10.09. D Hanover - Musikzentrum
11.09. PL Warsaw - Progresja
12.09. PL Gdansk - B90
14.09. EST Tallinn -Rockclub Tapper
15.09. LT Riga - Melna Piektdiena
16.09. LV Vilnius - Rock River Club
17.09. BY Minsk - Re:public
18.09. UA Kiev - Sentrum
20.09. PL Kraków - Kwadrat
21.09. A Graz - PPC
22.09. H Budapest - Barba Negra
23.09. D Regensburg - Obertraubling - Airport
24.09. A Salzburg - Rockhouse
25.09. SLO Ljubljana - Cvetlicarna
27.09. F Colmar - Le Grillen
28.09. CH Lausanne - Les Docks
29.09. A Dornbirn - Conrad Sohm
30.09. A Innsbruck - Hafen
01.10 I Bologna - Zona Roveri
02.10. I Rome - Planet Club
04.10. GR Athens - Kyttaro
05.10. GR Thessaloniki - Principal Club Theater
06.10. BG Sofia - Club Mixtape 5
07.10. RO Bucharest - Arenele Romane





VIDEO BELOW:  WINTERSUN:  "AWAKEN FROM THE DARK SLUMBER"  (LYRIC VIDEO COURTESY OF NUCLEAR BLAST RECORDS):

Thanks-Stay Metal,Stay Brutal-\m/ -l-

NINE INCH NAILS: STREAMING "ADD VIOLENCE" VIA SPOTIFY

U.S.A. industrial hard rockers NINE INCH NAILS are streaming  the projects anticipated new EP release "ADD VIOLENCE", due to be unleashed, TODAY,  7/21/2017 via NINE INCH NAILS.









NINE INCH NAILS unleashed "NOT THE ACTUAL EVENTS", 12/22/2016 via THE NULL CORPORATION.
NINE INCH NAILS unleashed "Hesitation Marks" 9/3/2013 on COLUMBIA
RECORDS.


 FROM NINE INCH NAILS:
ADD VIOLENCE OUT NOW EVERYWHERE
https://NIN.lnk.to/ADDVIOLENCE



https://open.spotify.com/track/74A6ObntwyAqNVJhUxzYFz


Thanks-Stay Metal, Stay Brutal-\m/ -l- 

AMERICAN FOUNDATION FOR SUICIDE PREVENTION: POST STATEMENT ON CHESTER BENNINGTON' (LINKIN PARK VOCALIST) DEATH

AMERICAN FOUNDATION FOR SUICIDE PREVENTION has sent the below statement and guidelines for media reporting on suicides. 








 ITP V.017 EDITORS NOTE:
Interesting regarding media guidelines on reporting on a suicide and perhaps both TMZ, and BLABBERMOUTH.NET. should take note, as  I'm sure the later will. 
CHESTER BENNINGTON's ITP V.017 ONLY ONE PER COFFIN'S post was originally (until edited) a rant vs. TMZ and a decoy until BENNINGTON'S family was notified. Family of deceased should not find out via media first, they should be the first to know.  
1-Here's a guideline, don't report a death (celebrity nor otherwise) until surviving family is notified and don't state the deceased name until family is notified. Florida media did an excellent job reporting on the ADRENALINE MOB fatal bus accident. 
2-Do not tell the specific method of suicide. 
3-Irrelevent to the FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT-do not post death scene photos. 
4-Don't report autopsy nor toxicology reports without surviving families consent.
5-Here's my biggest pet peeve-If you're a conspiracy theorist please knock it off, prove it via professionals or go see one your self. 

FROM LA TIMES:

http://www.latimes.com/opinion/opinion-la/la-ol-warnke-suicide-bennington-20170721-story.html

FROM CNN.COM: 


 https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/media-spotlight/201208/when-suicides-come-in-clusters
  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Copycat_suicide

I lost two acquaintances to a suicide cluster in less than a year of each other in 2006 and 2007 and it was horrid timing for me. 
CHESTER BENNINGTON'S suicide on the birthday of late SOUNDGARDEN vocalist CHRIS CORNELL might be considered a suicide cluster as both vocalists were friends and BENNINGTON attended CHRIS CORNELL'S funeral last MAY.  

R.I.P. to CHESTER BENNINGTON and condolences to his friends, family and band mates.

FROM AMERICAN FOUNDATION FOR SUICIDE PREVENTION:
Please read AFSP's statement on Chester Bennington. Our thoughts go out to all those affected by Chester's death.
Remember, safe reporting saves lives: https://afsp.org/about-suicide/for-journalists/

 https://afsp.org/statement-american-foundation-suicide-prevention-chester-bennington/


FROM NATIONAL SUICIDE PREVENTION  LIFELINE: 

We're saddened to hear of the loss of Linkin Park lead singer, Chester Bennington. Please know that there is hope and there is help. If you're struggling emotionally, reach out and get support - the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is available 24/7/365 at 1-800-273-TALK (8255).


VIDEO BELOW: CHESTER BENNINGTON HIT HARD BY CHRIS CORNELL'S DEATH:   (COURTESY OF RADIO.COM):

Thanks-Stay Metal, Stay Brutal-\m/ -l- 

Thursday, July 20, 2017

OTEP: SHARES THOUGHTS ON CHESTER BENNNINGTON (LINKIN PARK)

OTEP SHAMAYA, vocalist of L.A. California NU METAL warriors OTEP has shared thoughts on the passing of LINKIN PARK vocalist  CHESTER BENNNINGTON.



CHESTER BENNNINGTON died today of suicide at 41 in Los Angeles, California.

 CHESTER BENNNINGTON briefly replaced SCOTT WEILAND in STONE TEMPLE PILOTS.

LINKIN PARK unleashed "ONE MORE LIGHT", 5/19/2017 via WARNER BROTHERS.


OTEP unleashed "GENERATION DOOM",  4/15/2016 via NAPALM RECORDS.

FROM MIKE SHINODA (LINKIN PARK):



https://www.nytimes.com/2017/07/20/arts/music/chester-bennington-linkin-park-dead.html?mcubz=0




Thanks-Stay Metal, Stay Brutal-\m/ -l-

ITP V.017 ONLY ONE PER COFFIN: R.I.P. CHESTER BENNNINGTON (VOCALIST LINKIN PARK)


CHESTER BENNNINGTON, vocalist of California hard rock warriors LINKIN PARK  died today of suicide (via hanging) at 41 in Los Angeles, California.










CHESTER BENNNINGTON briefly replaced SCOTT WEILAND in STONE TEMPLE PILOTS.

LINKIN PARK unleashed "ONE MORE LIGHT", 5/19/2017 via WARNER BROTHERS.







FROM AP:

 FROM BBC NEWS:
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-40676530


ITP V.017 EDITORS NOTE:
"In The End", many of us are tormented and suffer from mental health issues.

Anyone suffering today, I know that feeling:
 https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/

 http://www.thetrevorproject.org/





FROM SHAWN SHANNON:
Aaannnd my feed is flooded with Chester s (On to the next,human) suicide...also full of how suicide is "cowardly". Let's just shut that shit down right now. Having lived with clinical depression and an anxiety disorder since I was a kid to dumping booze on it until my 30s then after treatment to the present, suicide is not fucking cowardly. From C.D. to ptsd to anxiety disorders, some don't have any fucking idea what the fuck you're talking about. It's super fun having the voice in your head telling you to just fucking mutilate your useless ass into hamburger every single waking fucking moment of every day. You have no control over it. You can totally just snap out of it and "cheer up"! While trying to keep your life and family together day in day out. It really has to do with just getting away from it once and for all. Because you're tired of it. Because it never stops. Because you've drown in it and been eaten by it for so long. Not because someone is "cowardly" or looking for "attention". Get the fuck over yourselves.


FROM PROMOTORHEAD: 

I haven't listened to this band in years but the Hybrid Theory got many spins from me in middle school.
RIP


FROM INFIDEL AMSTERDAM:

What's with all those artists comitting suicide?
Now Chester ( Linkin Park ) too?

https://www.google.nl/…/linkin-park-singer-chester-ben…/amp/


FROM LECTERN: 
 We are shocked as all the word for this tragedy. Our hearts and thoughts goes to Chester's family, Linkin Park and their fans, like our drummer Marco.
Rest In Peace.



FROM RANDALL AMPLIFIERS: 

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family, friends and fans of Chester Bennington. His bandmate, Brad Delson, was a Randall endorser for many years. RIP Chester.


FROM DEVOLUTION MAGAZINE: 

Heartbroken - Absolutely Devastasted 💔💔💔
Thinking of and sending love to his family and bandmates at this shocking time - RIP Chester Bennington


 FROM DECIBEL: 

Chester Bennington Has Died. Don’t Be Dicks, Undergound Metalheads


FROM IN FLAMES: 

Our hearts and thoughts are with Chester's family, Linkin Park and their fans today. Such a tragedy. Rest In Peace.


FROM VOICIANS: 

I usually don't write posts like this...or at least only if they really matter to me...today I just have to write something. Today it is about Chester Bennington. The singer of one of my favorite bands ever. The hero of my youth. The guy who got me into Rock when I was a stupid little teenager. My first CD single ever that I bought on my own was fuckin 'Crawling'...This song was the song of my youth...This band with their amazing singer has inspired me so immens you can't even imagine. I was saving up my money for so long to buy turntables just to find out that I'm not Joe Hahn...I had a band, bought a keyboard, wrote melodies like 'In The End' just to find out that we sucked and we were not Linkin Park. I wrote lyrics and vocals and found out I'm not Chester Bennington. BUT I wrote music that was meaning something to me, fuck it is even meaning something to some of you guys. And guys, trust me if I tell you that my music wouldn't be the same without this guy..Hell I don't even know if I would make music including guitars and electronics...So many people have compared my music to either Pendulum or Linkin Park and that is the reason why...I'm so shocked and sad right now, I can't find the right words. I just had to write this down quickly because I owe this guy some words. I hope he finds peace and I know he won't ever be forgotten. This guy was a legend and will be one forever. Thank you! Dan


FROM SULLY ERNA (GODSMACK):

I am so shocked and saddened by this tragedy of yet another amazing artist taking his life. I was just with Chester not even a month ago and I never would've expected this. Please! I'm reaching out to ALL artist across the globe. I don't care what genre you are a part of, rock, pop, urban, country.... PLEASE reach out to any of us if you need help man. Wtf! This is senseless and extremely sad. None of us are perfect, and ALL of us have issues. We all battle very similar addictions and obstacles that are hard for someone who does not live our lifestyle to understand.
But we need to interact more and not treat music like a competition. We are all one. All part of a very elite group of individuals who creates art in a way that not everyone can do. And music is a universal language that we all share and communicate thru. We are the voices that heal. Remember that!
So please see the value and the magic in what makes you special and unique to us and the world, and why we need you to stay with us. Continue to flourish us with your gifts and songs that we all sing. But PLEASE stop taking your lives.
Your families, children and friends all love you. And "we" (your silent friends) love you, need you and are here for you at any time.
This has become too frequent in the last 2 years alone. And I don't want to lose any more of these rare gifts.

RIP Chester. We love you brother!
FROM HEAVY BLOG IS HEAVY: 

Just this week, someone in the blog comments told one of our writers to kill themselves and got banned for it.
If you think that suicide is a joke or that saying "triggered" is a joke, you're a piece of shit. Yes, always. In any context. Forever.
RIP Chester Bennington
FROM AFRICAN METAL: 

R.I.P
FROM YOUR CHANCE TO DIE: 

This is unreal 😢
R.I.P
Chester Bennington.
Rest in power
FROM  KMFDM: 

Another great loss. Rest In Peace, Chester...
FROM THE ATLANTIC:
 https://www.theatlantic.com/entertainment/archive/2017/07/remembering-chester-bennington/534393/?utm_source=atlfb
"Song after song he seemed to revisit the same wounds, and the impression almost always was of the scrawny sensitive soul finally pushing back after a lifetime of abuse. He was unapologetically a victim—the solace Linkin Park provided, with its techno-futuristic beats and energizing power chords and Shinoda’s stern boasts, was in turning victim into righteous superhero."

FROM OTEP:
If you're having suicidal thoughts: YOU ARE NOT ALONE! ❤️
Call 24/7: National Suicide Prevention Hotline
1-800-273-8255



FROM SLIPKNOT: 

Chester was an incredible human being and will forever touch our lives. We’re proud to call him our friend and we will miss him deeply.
Please, if you're fighting depression and pain, speak out. There is always someone to listen.
yourockfoundation.org
suicidepreventionlifeline.org
afsp.org

All our love,
Slipknot


FROM REVOLUTION LIVE (MUSIC VENUE): 

What a loss! Saddened by the news today. Rest In Peace Chester, thanks for the music


FROM FALLUJAH: 

It's true the way I feel
Was promised by your face
The sound of your voice
Painted on my memories
Even if you're not with me
I'm with you



FROM  CANDIRIA: 

With the sad and untimely death of Chester Bennington we must remember how dangerous and powerful depression can be. Organizations like Hope For The Day are on the front line fighting the good fight and spreading mental health awareness and information for suicide prevention. If you or someone you know is suffering with depression or suicidal thoughts speak up and seek help. Have hope! It is ok to not be ok.


FROM KMFDM: 

Another great loss. Rest In Peace, Chester...


FROM MUSICIANS INSTITUTE:  

It is like you can't take a breath in 2017 without losing someone in the music industry. Rest in peace, Chester Bennington. You will be dearly remembered.


FROM POPS MUSIC VENUE (SAUGET, ILLINOIS):
It seems to happen over and over again and it's still hearbreaking.
RIP Chester Bennington
People are ready and willing to talk.
Depression/mental illness is bigger than any individual.
1-800-273-8255 - National Suicide Prevention Lifeline



FROM SYSTEM OF A DOWN: 

So shocked and saddened by the news of Chester Bennington's passing. I remember the first time I met Chester. I was in a bad mood backstage and he came into the dressing room and lifted my spirits before I took the stage. Working with Chester and Linkin Park on the song 'Rebellion' was some of the most fun I've had collaborating with another artist. They made me feel right at home when I joined them on stage at the Hollywood Bowl and at the Forum. Our hearts go out to Linkin Park and to Chester's family. Chester Bennington will be missed.
-Daron Malakian


 FROM HEAVY BLOG IS HEAVY: 

Just this week, someone in the blog comments told one of our writers to kill themselves and got banned for it.
If you think that suicide is a joke or that saying "triggered" is a joke, you're a piece of shit. Yes, always. In any context. Forever.
RIP Chester Bennington
 FROM MADISON SQUARE GARDEN:  
RIP Chester Bennington















FROM JESSE LEACH (KILLSWITCH ENGAGE):
Appalled by the lack of sympathy or respect by some for a human (who happens to be a musician) who died tragically. The fact that anyone would have the audacity to critique or comment on his music on the day we learn of his passing is beyond me. We "get it" you're very cool you didn't like what you saw as "unhip music." What a desensitized disgusting and selfish way to present yourself. Take your opinion and shove it up your pretentious ass. A fellow musician committed suicide today and all I can think of is his family and friends. Mental illness is rampant in the artistic community. We should be addressing this tragedy with respect, compassion and grief that is all. Keep your unwarranted options to yourself and allow his friends and family to grieve. Just because he was in the public eye gives you no right to judge his life or music at this time. Show some class please. My condolences to the family of Chester Bennington. May he find peace in the next life/world what have you. 

FROM NATURMACHT PRODUCTIONS:
Something personal today: Without them, this label would not exist. It is "Hail to Quorthon and Chester" now I guess. RIP!


FROM ORPHANED LAND: 
 At first you think they have everything, but soon enough you realize that no one on this planet can have everything. We all carry holes in our hearts, but for many of us, music has always been a savior in our times of need. A safe land to write, to create, to forward all your pain and anger. And time after time, you truly believe that music is the cure. But then Chris Cornell kills himself, and then Chester Bennington kills himself, all in a few months. Without a doubt, the world is crazy and unbearable, but how can you even start to comprehend this?

FROM RECORD STORE DAY: 

We are so sorry for all his friends, family and everyone in his musical orbit, fans included.
It's impossible to know what's going on in anyone's head, rock star or regular joe. If you feel like you need help, or just need someone to listen, please ask for it, seek the listening ears out. They are not far away.
Suicidepreventionlifeline.org


FROM MEYTAL COHEN: 

hella depressing news about Chester. I know lots of you might be heart broken right now.. I am too.
life on earth is not easy for anyone. lots of us feel isolated and lost but we each have the opportunity to make a difference.
try and make someone smile.. even if it’s YOU! sing, dance, play, have patience with yourself, everything is OK. and it’ll get just a little bit better everyday. CHOOSE to be positive - this is more for me than you, I’m a total negative Nancy.. 😅 LET’S MAKE THE WORLD A BETTER PLACE TO LIVE IN!! we got this!
 FROM SILENCE LIES FEAR: 

This band introduced us in heavy metal music.
We bring our condolences to his family and to Linkin Park.
Rest in Peace Chester Bennington.


FROM LIVE NATION:  

We are incredibly saddened to hear about the passing of Chester Bennington. The Linkin Park One More Light North American Tour has been cancelled and refunds are available at point of purchase. Our thoughts go out to all those affected.

FROM NIC HARTCOURT (WDST RADIO WOODSTOCK DJ):
Have you been to the edge? Have you dragged razor blades across your arms, tipped out your pill containers and wondered if you have enough to take you out? Have you stood on a chair with a rope around your neck? Have you ridden that moment where the wrong decision could end your life?
I've been there and stepped back, and if you haven't, I guarantee you know someone who has.

There are those among us who have lived through awful crimes. Those who have survived addictions and other self destructive behavior. People who despite all the odds, stayed alive and created meaningful, wonderful lives. But survival and recovery are a high wire act and trauma waits, waits for it's moment. And sometimes no matter what things might look like from the outside, despite the loving partners, beautiful children and friends, a switch gets tripped and some of us lose our balance and fall off the tightrope. No judgements, just sadness. #RIP Chester.

FROM DYNFARI: 

A few words in Icelandic about depression, suicide & Linkin Park. A gateway band for many, including myself, and a solace for the angst of millions of teenagers who have felt like outsiders. Be kind to one another and honest to yourselves and others about the voracious black dog. You are never alone in your pain & there is ALWAYS a way. Promise. 


Hugleiðingar um Linkin Park, þunglyndi og sjálfsvíg
Ég er ekkert hræddur við að fullyrða að "In The End" er eitt af mínum uppáhaldslögum allra tíma. Ég eignaðist "Hybrid Theory" 11 ára gamall og sú plata hitti beint í mark við minni táningsangist rétt eins og hjá fjölmörgum öðrum unglingskrökkum sem upplifðu sig utangarðs.
Textar Linkin Park fjölluðu gjarnan um depurð, vanlíðan og einmanaleika og urðu fyrir það gjarnan uppspretta háðs. Margir kannast eflaust við háðsglósurnar tengdar textabrotinu "Crawling in my skin, these wounds they cannot heal". Sjálfsvíg söngvarans Chester Bennington munu nú ávallt sýna texta sveitarinnar í nýju ljósi.
Sama hvort fólki þykir textasmíðin djúp eða ekki, þá koma þessi tíðindi sjálfsvíga hjá fyrst Chris Cornell og núna Chester Bennington beint í æð umræðunnar hér á Íslandi um þunglyndi og sjálfsvíg, ekki síst hjá karlmönnum. Það er gríðarlega stórt og grátlega vanmetið vandamál sem feimni hefur ríkt í kringum alltof lengi.
Verum til staðar fyrir hvern annan. Spyrjum hver annan hvernig okkur líður og verum hreinskilnir við okkur sjálfa og aðra um svarta hundinn. Þeir sem þekkja mig vita að ég tek aldrei illa í djúpar samræður um lífið og tilveruna og tek þær raunar fram yfir hjal um ekki neitt. Ef einhver vina minna hér þarfnast eyrna, hvenær sem er, þá býð ég mig fram.
Ef þeir sem áður hafa trúað mér fyrir því að hafa tekist á við sjálfsvígshugsanir hefðu ekki opnað sig og leitað sér aðstoðar þá væri tilvera mín miklu mun fátæklegri en hún er.
Þú ert ekki byrði.
Það er alltaf önnur leið.
Ég lofa.
#útmeða






FROM STONE TEMPLE PILOTS: 

Chester,

It is a sad day today to know that so many of us will no longer share in your laughter, friendship and love. You showed us time and time again what it is to be an incredible human being. A beacon of light and hope is what you will always be to us. We love you Chester. We will miss you
.


FROM LIL KIWI:
FROM BLINK 182:
blink-182 is wrecked by the loss of our friend and amazing musician Chester Bennington. We could never imagine playing blinkin park without his incredible talent and voice. It just would not be possible. We send our deepest sympathies to his family, bandmates, friends and fans. Refunds will be available at the point of purchase.

FROM  METAL INJECTION : "THE PROPER WAY TO RESPOND TO A  SUICIDE":


http://www.metalinjection.net/editorials/the-proper-way-to-respond-to-a-suicide-and-where-to-get-help
 MORE CHESTER BENNINGTON TRIBUTES  LATER:
 I once heard this song, 4 times in one day, in two different towns via others car stereos as a random pedestrian.

VIDEO BELOW: LINKIN PARK: "IN THE END" (COURTESY OF LINKIN PARK):

Keep the promise, SURVIVE

R.I.P. CHESTER BENNINGTON (VOCALIST LINKIN PARK)

Thanks-Stay Metal, Stay Brutal-\m/ -l- 


VOIVOD: ANNOUNCE FALL 2017 EUROPEAN TOUR DATES

Canadian thrash/metal veterans VOIVOD have ANNOUNCED FALL 2017 EUROPEAN TOUR DATES. 















VOIVOD unleashed "POST SOCIETY" EP,  2/26/2016 via CENTURY MEDIA RECORDS.

VOIVOD unleashed "Target Earth" 1/22/2013 via CENTURY MEDIA RECORDS.

















FROM CENTURY MEDIA RECORDS:
+++Voivod announce next “Post Society” tour dates in Europe for September/October!+++
After a successful run of festival dates and with work on their much anticipated new studio album underway, Canadian progressive sci-fi metal innovators Voivod will return to Europe one more time in September/October in order to promote their latest Mini-CD release entitled “Post Society - EP”. Support will come from Germany’s EARTH SHIP and these are the dates:

VOIVOD – Post Society Tour / Europe 2017 with support by Earth Ship:
27.09. Bologna (Italy) – Locomotiv Club
28.09. Roma (Italy) – Traffic Club (Italy)
29.09. Giavera del Montello (Italy) – Benicio Live Gigs
30.09. Mezzago (Italy) – Bloom
02.10. Pula (Croatia) – Club Uljanik
03.10. Zagreb (Croatia) – Industrial Bar
04.10. Budapest (Hungary) – Dürer Kert
05.10. Belgrade (Serbia) – Dom Omladine
06.10. Brasov (Romania) – Club Rockstadt
07.10. Cluj-Napoca (Romania) – Flying Circus
08.10. Kosice (Slovakia) – Collosseum
09.10. Ostrava (Czech Republic) – Barrak Music Club
10.10. Wroclaw (Poland) – Stara Piwnica
11.10. Lodz (Poland) – Dom
13.10. Göteborg (Sweden) – Truckstop Alaska
14.10. Stockholm (Sweden) – Kraken + The Lurking Fear
15.10. Copenhagen (Denmark) – Stengade
17.10. Deventer (The Netherlands) – Burgerweeshuis
20.10. Aarburg (Switzerland) – Musigburg
21.10. Landshut (Germany) – Alte Kaserne

VOIVOD – Live 2017:
22.07. Baie-Saint-Paul / Quebec (Canada) – Le Festif!
09.09. Montreal (Canada) – Wings of Metal Festival (Sold Out!)

The “Post Society - EP” can be purchased here: http://smarturl.it/postsocietyCMDistro
Also get VOIVOD’s latest releases from CM Distro in Europe here: http://smarturl.it/VoivodCMD



Thanks-Stay Metal, Stay Brutal-\m/ -l- 

CHRIS CORNELL (SOUNDGARDEN): TODAY WOULD HAVE BEEN HIS 53rd BIRTHDAY







 "And One Promise you made,
One Promise that always remains,
No matter the price, A promise to survive".

Today WOULD have been CHRIS CORNELL'S 53 birthday.
 CHRIS CORNELL, vocalist of Seattle rock/grunge legends SOUNDGARDEN died 5/17/2017, while on tour with his band in Detroit, Michigan of suicide by hanging at 52.








CHRIS CORNELL unleashed "HIGHER TRUTH", 9/18/2015 via EMe. 

SOUNDGARDEN unleashed "KING ANIMAL", 11/13/2012 via SEVEN FOUR, REPUBLIC. VERTIGO.

CHRIS CORNELL unleashed three releases with AUDIOSLAVE (featuring members of RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE) and was also a member of the 90's Seattle, Washington supergroup TEMPLE OF THE DOG (featuring members of SOUNDGARDEN, and PEARL JAM).


ITP V.017 EDITORS NOTE: I'm still heartbroken over Chris Cornell's passing in MAY (2017). Ouch. May CORNELL REST IN PEACE, as that dude had some amazing pipes, and his voice guided songs into amazing stratospheres. 


FROM CHRIS CORNELL ESTATE:
 http://www.rollingstone.com/music/premieres/inside-chris-cornells-moving-refugee-themed-final-video-w488762
Today we honor Chris's wish to launch his video on #WorldRefugeeDay and #KeepThePromise to support refugees and children.
 Stars pledge to #KeepThePromise to help refugees & uphold Chris Cornell's legacy of fighting for human rights. We encourage you to share how you will #KeepThePromise.


 VIDEO BELOW: SOUNDGARDEN: "RUSTY  CAGE" (JOHNNY CASH COVER COURTESY OF SOUNDGARDEN-"BADMOTORFINGER" RE-ISSUE IN 2010)


Thanks-Stay Metal, Stay Brutal-\m/ -l-

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

PARADISE LOST: POST "MEDUSA" TRAILER #2

UK death doom warriors PARADISE LOST have posted video TRAILER #2 for the bands anticipated new release "MEDUSA", due to be unleashed 9/1/2017 via NUCLEAR BLAST RECORDS.











PARADISE LOST have announced FALL 2017 EUROPEAN tour dates with SINISTRO and PALLBEARER.



PARADISE LOST unleashed "'SYMPHONY FOR THE LOST"  (Recorded at the Ancient Roman Theatre of Philippopolis in Plovdiv") ,  11/20/2015 via CENTURY MEDIA RECORDS.

PARADISE LOST  released "The Plague Within",  unleashed  6/1/2015 (EUROPE) and 6/2/2015 (NORTH AMERICA) via CENTURY MEDIA RECORDS.

PARADISE LOST unleashed a BOXED set (2014) and "Tragic Idol" 4/23/2012 both via CENTURY MEDIA RECORDS.





FROM PARADISE LOST:

► "Medusa" TRAILER #2
Steve speaks about the work with producer Jaime Gomez Arellano, the band's influences and how the music scene changed since the band's inception almost 3 decades ago.

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Pre-order "Medusa" NOW:
→ Via Official Store: http://bit.ly/2swgi9E
→ Via Nuclear Blast: http://nblast.de/ParadiseLostMedusa
→ Digital: http://nblast.de/ParadiseLostDigital

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"The Longest Winter" Lyric video: https://youtu.be/ufs-kLZFyjU
"Currently Listening" Spotify playlist: http://spoti.fi/2ui8xFa




VIDEO BELOW: PARADISE LOST:  "MEDUSA" (TRAILER #2  COURTESY OF NUCLEAR BLAST RECORDS):


Thanks-Stay Metal, Stay Brutal-\m/ -l-

ENSIFERUM: REVEALS NEW ALBUM "TWO PATHS"; LAUNCHES FIRST SINGLE "FOR THOSE ABOUT TO FIGHT FOR METAL"

Finnish folk/metal warriors ENSIFERUM have posted "FOR THOSE ABOUT TO FIGHT FOR METAL", a track from the band anticipated new release "TWO PATHS",  due to be unleashed 9/15/2017 via METAL BLADE RECORDS.










ENSIFERUM unleashed "One Man Army", 2/24/2015 (NORTH AMERICA) and 2/23 and 20th, 2015 (UK and EUROPE) via METAL BLADE RECORDS.





FROM METAL BLADE RECORDS:
On September 15th, Ensiferum will release their seventh full-length, 'Two Paths', worldwide via Metal Blade Records. Produced by Anssi Kippo (Astia-studio), the master was recorded on tape, for a true analogue experience. To hear the first single, "For Those About to Fight for Metal", please visit: http://metalblade.com/ensiferum - where the record can be pre-ordered in the following formats:
--Deluxe wooden box (limited to 2500 copies worldwide)
--Limited edition Digibook CD+DVD
--CD
--180g black vinyl
--Turquoise blue-green vinyl (EU exclusive - limited to 500 copies)
--Clear sky blue-marbled vinyl (EU exclusive - limited to 300 copies)
--Blue/orange/yellow-splatter vinyl (Germany exclusive - limited to 200 copies - distributed by Nuclear Blast)
--Golden yellow vinyl (Austria exclusive - limited to 200 copies - distributed by Napalm Records)
--Olive green-marbled vinyl (Finland exclusive - limited to 100 copies - distributed by Levykauppa Äx)
--Clear frost blue-marbled vinyl (China exclusive - limited to 100 copies - distributed by Yamin Records)
--Blue-gray-marbled vinyl (USA exclusive - limited to 250 copies)
--Forest green-marbled vinyl (USA exclusive - limited to 250 copies) --picture disc LP (limited to 500 copies worldwide)

*Exclusive bundles with a T-shirt, plus digital options are also available!
To view the vinyl master tape cutting, fans can watch a video by T. Ruotsalainen and A. Kippo at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4KEuGT1Nfd4
You can't talk about the true greats of folk-inspired melodic death metal without reverent mention of Ensiferum, and with 'Two Paths' they once more affirm their place in the pantheons of the genre. Further building upon the thrilling metallic hybrid honed across six full-lengths, 'Two Paths' is simultaneously the Finnish quintet's most epic and far-reaching collection and their most organic, which definitely sets it apart from the pack. Additionally, the album literally takes the concept of 'Two Paths' to heart, with two different versions of standout tracks "Don't You Say" and "God Is Dead". "Even though Ensiferum has always had clean vocals and choirs, harsh vocals have been the main style, and those songs worked so well with both styles that we decided to include both versions," explains bassist/vocalist Sami Hinkka. With Mikko P. Mustonen again handling orchestral arrangements and Lassi Logren returning to play nyckelharpa and violin on a few songs, Hinkka is also more than happy that they brought "more bombastic orchestral and down-to-earth folk aspects" to the record, further fleshing out their vision. This also applies to the contribution of Gyula Havancsak, who provided the artwork for
Both 'Two Paths' and its predecessor, 'One Man Army'. "It was really nice to work with him again because he always wants to hear our ideas and then he adds his own magic and improvements to them, and the result is always astonishing."
'Two Paths' track-listing
1. Ajattomasta Unesta
2. For Those About to Fight for Metal
3. Way of the Warrior
4. Two Paths
5. King of Storms
6. Feast with Valkyries
7. Don't You Say
8. I Will Never Kneel
9. God Is Dead
10. Hail to the Victor
11. Unettomaan Aikaan
12. God Is Dead (Alternative Version)
13. Don't You Say (Alternative Version)

From September 27th, 2017 onward, Ensiferum will present 'Two Paths' live on stage, splitting their European tour into two parts. The first part will be in September with six dates in three countries, and then in April 2018 there will be an extended tour through many more European countries. In between that time, Ensiferum will visit all other continents. See below for all confirmed shows, with more to be announced soon!
Ensiferum tour dates:
Aug. 17 - Summerbreeze festival - Dinkelsbuehl, Germany
Sept. 26 - Bochum, Germany - Zeche
Sept. 27 - Langen, Germany - Stadthalle
Sept. 28 - Arnhem, Netherlands - Luxor Live
Sept. 29 - Berlin, Germany - SO36
Sept. 30 - Osnabruck, Germany - Hyde Park
Oct. 1 - Paris, France - La Machine

Ensiferum line-up:
Petri Lindroos - Vocals/Guitar
Markus Toivonen - Guitar/Vocals
Sami Hinkka - Bass/Vocals
Janne Parviainen - Drums
Netta Skog - Digital Accordion/Backing vocals

Ensiferum online: http://www.facebook.com/Ensiferum http://www.ensiferum.com http://www.metalblade.com/ensiferum



VIDEO BELOW:  ENSIFERUM:  "FOR THOSE ABOUT TO FIGHT FOR METAL" (COURTESY OF METAL BLADE RECORDS):


Thanks-Stay Metal, Stay Brutal-\m/ -l-