Matt Tuck of Welsh metallers BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE joined James Wilson-Taylor of Rock Sound backstage ahead of the band’s headlining set at the Download Pilot festival event to talk through their live show, new single “Knives” and what to expect from their upcoming self-titled album. Speaking about “Knives”, Matt said: “We just wanted to come back with a song which we thought was kind of a bit of a suckerpunch, really. It speaks for itself. I don’t know what to say about it, really. I don’t think a lot of people saw it coming, which is what we wanted. That’s what a suckerpunch is. It’s heavy, it’s aggressive, it’s gnarly. It is what it is. I love it. The whole album’s like that.” Regarding the decision to make the new BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE album a self-titled affair, Tuck said: “Well, I think ‘Knives’ says why. We’re kind of — not in a negative way — we’re letting go of the past, and we wanted to start fresh. And we thought now’s the time. Everyone feels good. Everyone’s in a really good place. And we wanted to come out swinging. We just feel it’s a statement record. When people hear…Continue Reading

 
Unlike anything else in this world, music has that rare and innate ability to transfer your whole being to an era or moment in life where nothing else mattered.
 
A moment of pure bliss that, although often forgotten, lays dormant in our subconscious until one familiar note or lyric awakens it from its slumber and allows the memories to flow forth from within.
 
This is why concerts such as Spring Loaded are such a vital part of our existence.
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GARBAGE has released a video for the song “The Creeps”, created by Chilean film director, animator and painter Javi Mi Amor. The track is taken from the band’s seventh studio album, “No Gods No Masters”, which came out on June 11 via Stunvolume/Infectious Music. “This is our seventh record, the significant numerology of which affected the DNA of its content: the seven virtues, the seven sorrows, and the seven deadly sins,” says the band’s frontwoman Shirley Manson of the album and its twists and turns from capitalism and lust to loss and grief. “It was our way of trying to make sense of how fucking nuts the world is and the astounding chaos we find ourselves in. It’s the record we felt that we had to make at this time.” Produced by GARBAGE and long-time collaborator Billy Bush, the seeds for “No Gods No Masters” were planted in summer 2018 in the desert in Palm Springs. The quartet — Manson and bandmates Duke Erikson, Steve Marker and Butch Vig — convened at a home belonging to one of Marker’s relatives and sketched out the skeleton of the album over two weeks, jamming, experimenting and feeling the songs out. They then took…Continue Reading

Ex-The Dillinger Escape Plan vocalist Greg Puciato and drummer Gil Sharone teamed up for a new song called "Now You've Really Done It" off the Dark Nights: Death Metal Soundtrack. Puciato and Sharone were both in the The Dillinger Escape Plan together during the Ire Works album, with Sharone leaving shortly after. Dark Nights: Death […]
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As bassist of prog legends OPETH, Martín Méndez has gained worldwide popularity and now he returns with another virtuous death metal crusher that captures the fear, loss of control and despair of lockdown in eight new tracks. For “Dancing Into Oblivion”, his project WHITE STONES goes further down the path of progressive extreme metal with haunting growls, jazz-induced intermezzi and an incredible level of technical perfection. WHITE STONES has revealed its first video clip for the song “Chain Of Command”. Influenced by John Coltrane and Wilbur Harden, the track allows multiple genres to co-exist and harmonize with each other while creating a threatening extreme metal atmosphere of fear and isolation — the perfect soundtrack to lockdown. “Dancing Into Oblivion” will be released on CD, vinyl (clear and black/red marbled) as well as digital. “Dancing Into Oblivion” track listing: 01. La Menace
02. New Age Of Dark
03. Chain Of Command
04. Iron Titans
05. Woven Dream
06. To Lie Or To Die
07. Freedom In Captivity
08. Acacia When WHITE STONES released “Kuarahy”, they became the first Spanish band signed to Nuclear Blast Records, cementing their first album as an unprecedented milestone. Now, with “Dancing Into Oblivion”, the band returns with a more compact sound, having been hard…Continue Reading

Fan-filmed video footage of VIXEN’s June 17 performance at The Ranch Concert Hall & Saloon in Ft. Myers, Florida can be seen below. Earlier this month, VIXEN guitarist Brittany Denaro (a.k.a. Britt Lightning) spoke to Talking Metal about the progress of the songwriting sessions for the band’s next studio album. “Well, it’s going a little bit slower than we had anticipated,” she said. “Before COVID, we had a bunch of writing sessions — in person — scheduled, where we all just get together and hang out and work on stuff. “We all live in different states across the country, actually — from L.A. to Michigan to Florida — we’re very spread out,” she explained. “So it’s not easy to travel. And honestly, nobody is super jazzed about sending tracks back and forth, trying to record it separately and everything like that. So we got a little bit slowed down. But we’ve got some great ideas. We’re gonna be seeing each other in a couple of weeks, so we’re really looking forward to getting back on track and just finishing the writing so we can get in the studio and bang this thing out. I’m very anxious to have it done. I…Continue Reading

THE WILDHEARTS will release a new studio album, “21st Century Love Songs”, on September 3 through Graphite Records. It is the follow-up to “Renaissance Men”, THE WILDHEARTS’ highest-charting album since 1994’s “P.H.U.Q.”, which debuted at No. 11. The official lyric video for the LP’s first single, “Remember These Days”, can be seen below. THE WILDHEARTS frontman Ginger (real name David Walls) said: “Sometimes inspiration strikes at exactly the right point in time. I was sitting blind drunk one afternoon, looking at a picture of me and CJ on stage having a great old time. It had been a year since we’d played live and I started to miss it even more. So I started writing this song. “I never write while drunk,” he explained. “I’ve probably my done it half a dozen times in my life. But the picture got me all emotional, thinking about how much fun we used to have, even in the ‘bad old days.’ It made me want to document these times because who knows, maybe we’ll look back on these times and remember only the good things.” With THE WILDHEARTS’ classic line up of Ginger, CJ, Ritchie and Danny still holding strong, this creatively brilliant band,…Continue Reading

The pair take on the ‘Rocky III’ anthem for this week’s “Sunday Lunch” cover video.
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