LAMB OF GOD Unleashes Official “Overlord” Music Video

Oh yeah- if you’re out and about, watching the video on your pocket hate machine (mobile phone), try not to wander into traffic. A little situational awareness goes a long way.”

American heavy rock band LAMB OF GOD have just revealed the official music video for the brand new track “Overlord”. As with “512”, “Overlord” is directed by Jorge Torres-Torres.

 

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“Overlord” is the second official music video to be released in support of the band’s upcoming seventh full-length album, VII: Sturm Und Drang, hitting stores and digital retailers on July 24, 2015 via Epic Records.

 

In addition to listening to “Overlord” on Spotify, fans can also pre-order VII: Sturm Und Drang via iTunes and Amazon and receive this song + “512” and “Still Echoes” as instant-grat tracks. Several exclusive pre-order bundles are available via http://smarturl.it/vii-preorder.

 

“Overlord” is what some may consider the most unique and versatile track on the record – a new play on the revered LAMB OF GOD sound. The track “Overlord” uniquely features clean vocals and lyrics penned by vocalist Randy Blythe, and the video itself features his own personal concept and treatment.

 

“For years I’ve wished that I could have a movie camera directly linked to my brain so that some of the ideas I see in my mind’s eye could be translated into film for others to watch,” Blythe begins. “Although that is obviously an impossibility (and probably a good thing- I find many things amusing that might not be so funny to everyone else), the video for “Overlord” is the next best thing for me. I came up with the idea and wrote the treatment for this video myself- to see Jorge (the director) take my concept, add his own touches, and use his technical know-how to translate my “mental script” into a suitably dark visual narrative is just an awesome, awesome experience for me.

 

I wrote the song about the dangers of self-obsession in our distressingly myopic and increasingly entitled “me-now/now-me” culture; just like the couple in the video, many people can’t seem to look past their own relatively small problems to see the bigger picture: the world is in serious trouble. Having a bad day at work, or a fight with your significant other, or getting a crappy haircut or table service does not in any way shape or form constitute an emergency. Sometimes things just don’t work out the way we want them to- deal with it. People who only see their own problems eventually wind up alone because no one wants to hear their crap anymore- we all know someone like that, always whining and complaining about some inconsequential setback as if it were the apocalypse. This song is for those people.

 

Oh yeah- if you’re out and about, watching the video on your pocket hate machine (mobile phone), try not to wander into traffic. A little situational awareness goes a long way.”

 

 

VII: Sturm Und Drang is once again produced and mixed by Josh Wilbur with engineering by Wilbur, Nick Rowe, and Kyle McAulay, and was recorded at NRG Recording Studios in North Hollywood, CA and Suburban Soul Studios in Torrance, CA. LAMB OF GOD’s last album, the 2012 Grammy-nominated Resolution, debuted at #3 on the US Billboard Top 200, #1 on the US Top Hard Rock and Rock Album charts, #2 on the Canadian albums chart, and #3 on the Australian albums chart.

 

Catch LAMB OF GOD on tour this summer with Slipknot, Bullet For My Valentine and Motionless In White:

 

NORTH AMERICAN TOUR:

LAMB OF GOD W/ Slipknot, Bullet For My Valentine & Motionless In White

7/24 – West Palm Beach, FL @ Cruzan Amphitheatre

7/25 – Tampa, FL @ MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre

7/26 – Atlanta, GA @ Aaron’s Amphitheatre at Lakewood

7/28 – Detroit, MI @ DTE Energy MusicTheatre

7/29 – Darien Center, NY @ Darien Lake Performing Arts Center

7/31 – Saratoga Springs, NY @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center

8/1 – Wantagh, NY @ Nikon at Jones Beach Theater

8/2 – Hartford, CT @ XFINITY Theatre

8/4 – Boston, MA @ XFINITY Center

8/5 – Holmdel, NJ @ PNC Bank Arts Center

8/6 – Pittsburgh, PA @ First Niagara Pavilion

8/8 – Toronto, ON @ Molson Canadian Amphitheatre

8/9 – Montreal, QC @ Parc Jean-Drapeau – Heavy Montreal

8/11 – Washington, DC @ Jiffy Lube Live

8/12 – Virginia Beach, VA @ Farm Bureau Live at Virginia Beach

8/14 – Indianapolis, IN @ Klipsch Music Center

8/15 – Chicago, IL @ First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre

8/16 – St. Louis, MO @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre

8/19 – Denver, CO @ Red Rocks Amphitheatre

8/21 – Salt Lake City, UT @ USANA Amphitheatre

8/22 – Garden City, ID @ Revolution Center – NO SLIPKNOT *New Show*

8/23 – Auburn, WA @ White River Amphitheater

8/24 – Vancouver, BC @ Rogers Arena

8/26 – Concord, CA @ Concord Pavilion

8/28 – Las Vegas, NV @ MGM Resort Festival Grounds

8/29 – Phoenix, AZ @ AK-Chin Pavilion

8/30 – Albuquerque, NM @ Isleta Amphitheater

9/2 – Austin, TX @ Austin360 Amphitheater

9/4 – Houston, TX @ The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion

9/5 – Dallas, TX @ Gexa Energy Pavilion

 

 

ABOUT LAMB OF GOD:

Richmond, VA natives LAMB OF GOD originally formed in 1994 as Burn The Priest while in college together at Virginia Commonwealth University, initially performing in meagre venues and hocking rough demos amongst the local scene. In 1998, the band changed their moniker to LAMB OF GOD, which would mark their impending ascension to top-tier status, as well as one of the only tangible career deviations that the band would ever undertake – having consistently released chart-topper after chart-topper while maintaining a true and constant line-up of members and increasingly growing fanbase; a rarity in modern music. The band’s first major release, 2000’s New American Gospel, was immediately touted as an instant metal classic. AllMusic stated it best, “The essential signatures of post-Pantera metal are in abundance on Lamb of God’s inaugural album. New American Gospel provides a mighty oak upon which gritty American metal’s faith is maintained, effectively bridging the ’90s’ insistence upon drill-sergeant technicality and the old school’s determined focus on riff construction.”

 

In 2007, just a short time after putting out monumentally successful releases Ashes of the Wake (Album, 2004, #27 of 200 debut), Killadelphia (DVD, 2004, RIAA Platinum), and Sacrament (Album, 2006, #8 of 200 debut), LAMB OF GOD was honored with a Grammy nomination for the track “Redneck”. This would mark the first of four Grammy nominations for the band. After the release of Walk With Me In Hell (DVD, 2008), the second and third Grammy nominations came in 2010 and 2011 for tracks “Set to Fail” and “In Your Words”, both cut from Wrath (CD, 2009, #2 of 200 debut). The fourth nomination arrived for the band’s track “Ghost Walking”, cut from their 2012 albumResolution (CD, #3 of 200 debut). Now, on the cusp of releasing their seventh full-length album VII: Sturm Und Drang, the five-piece is poised to prove their lasting consistency by offering another blistering contribution of the highest quality heavy metal – a record that no one other than LAMB OF GOD could truly execute.

 

Having amassed the globe with countless world tours and millions of albums sold, all-the-while overcoming countless hurdles ranging from personal demons to vocalist Randy Blythe’s 2013 trial in Prague (which resulted in the acclaimed 2014 full-length feature documentary, As The Palaces Burn, and upcoming book, Dark Days: A Memoir, authored by the frontman and releasing in July), LAMB OF GOD stands the test of time as the biggest, most influential heavy metal band of the new millennium.

Slayer And King Diamond Bring The Mayhem To Mountain View, California

Slayer perform “Delusions of Saviour” @ Shoreline Amphitheater – Mountain View, California

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Slayer perform “Delusions of Saviour” @ Shoreline Amphitheater – Mountain View, California

King Diamond perform “Eye of the Witch” @ Shoreline Amphitheater – Mountain View, California

Hatebreed, Soulfly, Soilwork, Crumbsuckers Announced For 2015 ‘Rock And Shock’ Festival

More bands will be announced in the months to come with the event to be held across The Palladium & The DCU Center in Worcester, MA from October 16th-18th.

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The 2015 ‘Rock And Shock‘ festival lineup is solidifying with the following artists booked thus far:

Hatebreed (20th anniversary set)
Soulfly
Sanctuary
Soilwork
Crumbsuckers
The Rocking Dead
Get Scared
Eyes Set To Kill
Decapitated
Shattered Sun
Brick By Brick
New Volume
Twiztid
Blaze
boondox
Prozak
Wolfpac
Scum
Kissing Candice

Goatwhore Level Oakland, California While The Warriors Level Cleveland Live Video

On March 10, 2014, the band completed recording their sixth album, titled Constricting Rage of the Merciless, which was released on July 8, 2014

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Goatwhore perform @ Oakland Metro — Oakland, California

Goatwhore was formed by singer/guitarist Sammy Duet following the breakup of his previous band, Acid Bath. Soilent Green singer L. Ben Falgoust II, guitarist Ben Stout, bassist Patrick Bruders, and drummer Zak Nolan completed the lineup, which debuted with the demo Serenades to the Tides of Blood; Goatwhore’s official debut LP, The Eclipse of Ages into Black, followed in early 2000. Funeral Dirge for the Rotting Sun appeared in 2003 before the band jumped to Metal Blade for the fall release of 2006’s A Haunting Curse.[3] They performed at both Ozzfest 2008 and Ozzfest 2010.[4]

Disentomb And Cerebral Effusion‬ Live Video In Sacramento, California On A Tuesday Night

Disentomb 2009: Formed, released two track 2009 Promo.
2010: Released debut album Sunken Chambers of Nephilim through Amputated Vein Records. Supported Napalm Death and Dying Fetus. Toured Australia

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CEREBRAL EFFUSION is one of the pioneering brutal death bands coming from the Basque Country. The band took form at summer from 97 when four guys gathered and start proposing their sick and brutal work. They quickly started composing and working on the debut of this novel band on the underground scene. One year later, in October 98, Cerebral Effusion produced and self edited the MCD “Immortal Cemetery”, 1000 copies were printed. Immortal Cemetery contained five brutal death tracks that had a great response on the scene, selling practically all the printed copies.

Disentomb 2009: Formed, released two track 2009 Promo.
2010: Released debut album Sunken Chambers of Nephilim through Amputated Vein Records. Supported Napalm Death and Dying Fetus. Toured Australia
2011: Played Switzerland’s Mountains of Death w/ To Violently Vomit, Defeated Sanity, Putridity, Wormed, Decapitated. Toured United Kingdom w/ Cerebral Bore.
2012: Released 2012 Promo. Toured Australia w/ Cannibal Corpse. Toured Australia w/ Bastardfest/Psycroptic/Bloodduster. Bassist Tom departs.
2013: Jim joins the band on bass.
Released two track 2009 promo.
2014: Release second full length album ‘Misery’
Played Indonesia’s largest metal festival, HAMMERSONIC, alongside Morbid Angel, Kreator, Hatebreed

THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA REVEALS MORE DETAILS ABOUT UPCOMING CONCEPTUAL “SPACE” EP

The “Space” EP is comprised of six songs and is a wholly-collaborative effort, with all band members – Mike Hranica (vocals), Jeremy DePoyster (rhythm guitar, clean vocals), Andy Trick (bass), Daniel Williams (drums), and touring musicians Jonathan Gering (keyboards), and Kyle Sipress (lead guitar) – contributing.

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LOS ANGELES, CA – Thursday, June 18, 2015 — The Devil Wears Prada’s first official release since 2013, the conceptual “Space” EP, will be in-stores on August 21 (Rise Records), the band announced today.  Pre-orders can be placed at http://tdwp.merchnow.com
The “Space” EP is comprised of six songs and is a wholly-collaborative effort, with all band members – Mike Hranica (vocals), Jeremy DePoyster (rhythm guitar, clean vocals), Andy Trick (bass), Daniel Williams (drums), and touring musicians Jonathan Gering (keyboards), and Kyle Sipress (lead guitar) – contributing.  The end result is a collection of thematic songs that each explores a different point of view of space and those things that exist outside of the Earth’s province – the sun, the moon, aliens, asteroids, and the interstellar space explorer.
While The Devil Wears Prada has performed the track “Supernova” in concert over the past several months, the band is premiering the final studio version of the song via this “listening video.” 
The very metal “Space” EP features some of the most sophisticated lyrics, arrangements, and musicianship The Devil Wears Prada has produced, depicting the emptiness, loneliness and vastness of space.  “Planet A,” tells the story of an interplanetary ship’s commander; “Alien” is straightforward and brutal, leaving no hope for the survival of mankind.  Fear, arrogance and a near-incantation of what’s really important in life are at the center of “Asteroids.”
“We learned a lot from the ‘Zombie’ EP,” said Hranica of the band’s critically-acclaimed 2010 hit.  “We wanted each song on the ‘Space’ EP to have a specificity about it, to have its own identity separate from the others, to have its own sound, but still have them all united in concept.  We talked about a lot of different themes, but ‘space’ just felt right.”
Like Zombies, “space opera” doesn’t run too close to the personal interests of Hranica.  “Making this EP was a great experience because it allowed me to open up my imagination and creativity, not to be hindered by having too much knowledge of the subject and become overly analytical, being able to write a more fictional narrative.  We really look forward to making more records like this.”
The Devil Wears Prada will hit the road on June 26, opening the Main Stage for this year’s Mayhem Festival that kicks off in San Diego, CA.  On days off, the band will headline shows with Whitechapel supporting.  “We’re very excited about being on Mayhem this summer,” added Hranica.  “We love Mayhem, it’s one of the greatest festival tours we’ve ever done so it’s a real pleasure to be doing it again.  And I can’t wait to see Slayer every night.”  Dates are below.
The “Space” EP track listing is:
1.  Planet A
2.  Alien
3.  Moongod
4.  Celestial Mechanics (instrumental)
5.  Supernova
6.  Asteroid
Dates for the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival are as follows:
JUNE
26   Sleep Train Amphitheatre, San Diego, CA
27   San Manuel Amphitheater, San Bernardino, CA
28   Shoreline Amphitheatre, Mountain View, CA
30   White River Amphitheater, Seattle, WA
 
JULY
 1    Ford Idaho Center, Boise, ID
 3    Ak-Chin Pavilion, Phoenix, AZ
 4    Isleta Amphitheatre, Albuquerque, NM
 5    Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Denver, CO
 7    Harrah’s Council Bluffs, Council Bluffs, IA
 8    Eagles Ballroom, Milwaukee, WI
 9    Expo Five, Louisville KY*
10   Klipsch Music Theatre, Indianapolis, IN
11   DTE Energy Amphitheatre, Detroit, MI
12   First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre, Chicago, IL
15   TD Echo Beach, Toronto, ON  CANADA
16   Upstate Concert Hall, Clifton Park, NY*
17   Susquehanna Bank Arts Center, Camden, NJ
18   First Niagara Bank Amphitheatre, Pittsburgh, PA
19   Xfinity Theatre, Hartford, CT
20   Lost Horizon, Syracuse, NY*
21   PNC Bank Arts Center, Holmdel, NJ
22   Erie Insurance Arena, Erie, PA
24   Jiffy Lube Live, Bristow, VA
25   Xfinity Center, Boston, MA
26   Nikon Theatre at Jones Beach, Wantagh, NY
27   The National, Richmond, VA*
29   Aaron’s Amphitheatre at Lakewood, Atlanta, GA
30   House of Blues, New Orleans, LA*
31   Alamo City Music Hall, San Antonio, TX
AUGUST
 1    Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, Houston, TX
 2    Gexa Energy Pavilion, Dallas, TX
 
SEPTEMBER
TBA  Riot Fest, Chicago, IL
 
* Headline dates with Whitechapel supporting
About The Devil Wears Prada:
The Devil Wears Prada is the musical embodiment of a generational shift. Built on a diverse array of heavy, dark, melodic and genre-defying music; hardened and sharpened by putting in road work together since the days when they had to skip class to tour: The Devil Wears Prada is at the forefront of a movement that bridges the gap between Rockstar Mayhem and the Vans Warped Tour.

New Goatwhore Video Interview From Oakland. California

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Capital Chaos TV chats with Goatwhore frontman Louis Benjamin Falgoust II about writing, his love of metal, politics and more @ Oakland Metro Opera House – Oakland, California 06/16/15 on http://www.capitalchaostv.com/

Goatwhore was formed by singer/guitarist Sammy Duet following the breakup of his previous band, Acid Bath. Soilent Green singer L. Ben Falgoust II, guitarist Ben Stout, bassist Patrick Bruders, and drummer Zak Nolan completed the lineup, which debuted with the demo Serenades to the Tides of Blood; Goatwhore’s official debut LP, The Eclipse of Ages into Black, followed in early 2000. Funeral Dirge for the Rotting Sun appeared in 2003 before the band jumped to Metal Blade for the fall release of 2006’s A Haunting Curse.[3] They performed at both Ozzfest 2008 and Ozzfest 2010.