Temple Of The Dog are streaming a demo titled, Angel Of Fire, that was left off of their self-titled 1991 album, listen to it below.
The song will be included on the extended 25th anniversary edition, which also features a remix of Hunger Strike and another demo called, Black Cat. It will be released on September 30th through Universal Music after Soundgarden’s Chris Cornell and Matt Cameron along with Pearl Jam’s Stone Gossard, Jeff Ament and Mike McCready won a legal battle to have the master tapes returned. Right now, it is available for pre-order at iTunes.
In honor of this special re-release, the band will be playing a small number of live shows.
“This is something no one has ever seen,” Cornell says of the official reunion. “We wanted to stop and recognize that we did this and pay homage.”
Guitarist Mike McCready recently told Classic Rock, “If anybody wants to start writing for Temple Of The Dog, I will be there to play guitar if they want me. We’re very busy with our band right now and Chris has been on such a long tour, so he’s been very busy. So in terms of timing, who knows, But I hope we can do new songs.”
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Temple of the Dog’s upcoming tour dates are as follows:
11/04 Philadelphia, PA Tower Theater
11/07 New York, NY Madison Square Garden
11/11 San Francisco, CA Bill Graham Civic Center
11/14 Los Angeles, CA The Forum
11/20 Seattle, WA Paramount Theater
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Hotel Diablo’s, Bury You, will be featured in the Upcoming Motion Picture Criticsized. The film, directed by Carl T. Evans, will be making it’s debut this Saturday 9/17 in Hollywood, CA. as part of the 2016 LA Indie Film Fest. For complete info go to laindiefilmfest.com/schedule. Listen to the song below.
Hotel Diablo features guitarist Alex Grossi (Quiet Riot), vocalist Rick Stitch (Ladyjack, ex-Adler’s Appetite), bassist Mike Duda (W.A.S.P.) and drummer Mike Dupke.
The band debuted the video for the track Psycho California to a capacity crowd in Hollywood. The set included appearances by Chris Wyse (The Cult, Owl) and Gilby Clarke (Guns N’ Roses, Rockstar Supernova). The clip, which was shot in December 2012 in Los Angeles, can be seen below.
Hotel Diablo’s The Return To Psycho, California was released in September 2012. The album was produced by Gilby Clarke (Guns N’ Roses, Rockstar Supernova), with additional production by Matt Starr (Ace Frehley, Beautiful Creatures). The Return To Psycho, California is also available digitally through iTunes, Amazon and other online music retailers.
When the members of Slayer were approached by Nuclear Blast America’s General Manager Gerardo Martinez to make a music video for Repentless, the title track of the band’s 2015 label debut, they thought it was going to be a cool, one-off music video. Little did they know. Watch Ton Araya and Kerry King discussion below.
Martinez put the band together with up-and-coming director BJ McDonnell who turned in a storyline that the band really liked. McDonnell made his living as a motion picture and televison camera/ steadicam operator, having worked on features such as Avengers: Age of Ultron, The Interview, and Jack Reacher, and had one directing project under his belt, 2013’s Hatchet III.
“Meeting him, he was excited,” remembers Slayer’s Tom Araya. “He really liked the fact he was working with the band, he was a fan, and his excitement rubbed off because it made me excited. I thought, ‘well this is gonna be fucking great!'”
Repentless was shot on August 25th & 26th, 2016 at the Sybil Brand Institute, a women’s prison in East Los Angeles. BJ and producer Felissa Rose (Camp Dread, the upcoming Death House) put together an all-star cast of instantly-recognizable bad guys: Danny Trejo (Machete, From Dusk Till Dawn), Tony Moran (Halloween’s Michael Myers, American Poltergeist), Derek Mears (Predators, Friday the 13th) Tyler Mane (Halloween), Sean Whalen (Men In Black, Halloween II), Vernon Wells (Mad Max 2, Commando, Weird Science), and Jason Trost (Hatchet III), who starred in all three videos. They then brought in a killer, all-pro crew – stunt coordinator Don Lee (Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, Star Trek Beyond), director of photography Eric Leach (The Neighbor, What Lola Wants), Special FX makeup artists Tony Gardner and Adrienne Lynn (Scouts Guide To The Zombie Apocalypse, Zombieland, The Bad Batch), and editors Ed Marx and Andrea Porter (Hatchet III).
Said Kerry King, “When I saw Repentless, I said ‘that’s the video we should have done 20 years ago. It’s Slayer. That video is Slayer.'”
To date, the “Repentless” video has accumulated more than 10-million YouTube views. Watch it below.
In the late Fall of 2015, Martinez discussed with McDonnell the idea of doing a prequel and sequel for Repentless. McDonnell loved the idea and wrote the treatments. Filming for both videos took place February 1st & 2nd, 2016. You Against You was shot at The Aviation Warehouse, a graveyard of jets, airplanes and helicopters in Calfornia’s Mojave Desert and premiered on March 16th, 2016. View it below.
The snowy mountains of Wrightwood, CA served as the location for the final video in the trilogy, Pride In Prejudice, that made its debut on September 6th, 2016. The video appears below.
Said director McDonnell, “Having the opportunity to write and direct three music videos for a band I’ve always loved was a bucket list dream come true. All of the guys in Slayer made me feel so comfortable and at home. I put them in the worst elements possible and they were always enthusiastic and ready to bring the ‘A’ game. Heat, snow, wind, etc., the band owned it, bringing my vision to life. The band and crew all worked hard to bring this trilogy to life and I’m very proud of what we created.”
To celebrate the one-year anniversary of, Repentless, the release of the trilogy video, and the massive tour that Slayer has embarked on through North America, Nuclear Blast will be offering the album to U.S. customers through iTunes at a sale price from Monday, September 19th through Sunday, September 25th.
Last In Line, the band featuring, guitarist Vivian Campbell, drummer Vinny Appice, bassist Phil Soussan, vocalist Andrew Freeman and keyboardist Erik Norlander, have announced their Heavy Crown 2016 tour dates.
Airbourne have released a video for the song Rivalry, from their forthcoming CD, Breakin’ Outta Hell, out September 23 rd through Spinefarm Records. View the clip below.
It’s the second song to be released from the band’s fourth album, following the title track, which can be viewed here.
Frontman Joel O’Keeffe says, “The lyric probably came from us watching Football Factory or The Firm, one of those kind of films and I think at the time there was a big grand prix race on, lots of intense rivalries being reported in the media. Plus, as with other songs we’ve done, there’s an aspect here of rock n’roll taking a stand against those corporate forces that seek to restrict our freedoms, that try to shut down the little live venues, leaving bands with nowhere to really hone their craft.”
Airbourne North American tour dates:
16 Seattle, WA Tractor
17 Vancouver, BC Commodore
20 Victoria, BC Sugar
22 Kamloops, BC Cactus Jacks
23 Calgary, AB Gateway
24 Edmonton, AB Union Hall
25 Saskatoon, SK Saskatoon Events Center
28 Winnipeg, MB Pyramid
29 Minneapolis, MN Triple Rock
30 Chicago, IL Bottom Lounge
1 Detroit, MI Smalls
4 Waterloo, ON Maxwell’s
5 London, ON London Music Hall
7 Toronto, ON Opera House
8 Montreal, QC Corona Theatre
11 Boston, MA The Middle East
12 New York, NY Gramercy
14 Baltimore, MD Soundstage
On the heels of announcing their Ultimate Collection, Black Sabbath will also release a four-disc super deluxe edition of their 1970 second album, Paranoid.
It’ll be released on November 11th, to coincide with the band’s final run of live dates on their, The End tour. The trek is scheduled to wind down in February, with two dates in their hometown of Birmingham.
The Paranoid package will include the 2012 remaster of the original album, along with a rare 1974 stereo quad mix. In addition, it will also include two live performances from 1970 in Montreux and Brussels.
It’ll also feature a hardbound book with extensive liner notes, photos, memorabilia, a poster and a replica of the tour book sold during the Paranoid run of shows that year.
It’ll also include new interviews with Ozzy Osbourne, Tony Iommi, Geezer Butler and Bill Ward.
Initially released in 1970, Paranoid featuring the classic title song, along with Iron Man, War Pigs, Fairies Wear Boots, Hand of Doom and Electric Funeral, reached number four in the UK singles charts and number 61 on the Billboard Hot 100 in the US.
The Paranoid Super Deluxe Edition is available for pre-order through Amazon.
Black Sabbath Paranoid Super Deluxe Edition track list
Disc One: Original Album, 2012 Remaster
1. War Pigs/Luke’s Wall
3. Planet Caravan
4. Iron Man
5. Electric Funeral
6. Hand Of Doom
7. Rat Salad
8. Jack The Stripper / Fairies Wear Boots
Disc Two: 1974 Quad Mix
Disc Three: Live in Montreux 1970
4. Behind The Wall Of Sleep
5. Iron Man
6. War Pigs
7. Fairies Wear Boots
8. Hand Of Doom
Disc Four: Live in Brussels 1970
2. Hand Of Doom
3. Rat Salad
4. Iron Man
5. Black Sabbath
7. Behind The Wall Of Sleep
8. War Pigs
9. Fairies Wear Boots