Dax Riggs, who some Metal Insider readers will remember from Acid Bath, has posted a song from his forthcoming second solo album, Say Goodnight to the World. You can listen to “No One Will Be a Stranger” here.
Even though their breakthrough album with him was called Cowboys From Hell, Pantera vocalist and Housecore Records founder Philip Anselmo has always been a die-hard New Orleans Saints fan. Now it seems like the Saints are returning the favor. The team had him visit their headquarters in March to interview right tackle Jon Stinchcomb, and recently brought him back to interview tight end and known metalhead Jeremy Shockey.
In addition, Anselmo and retired Saints wide receiver Michael “Beer Man” Lewis went to the same high school. While they probably didn’t hang in the same circles, Lewis likes him enough now to have let Phil try on his Super Bowl ring. The two also teamed up for a United Way football game, with Lewis and Anselmo coaching opposing teams. I can’t think of anything cooler than hearing Anselmo give a pep talk to some underprivileged kids.
The Shockey interview will air on Louisiana Sunday kickoff, with the remainder appearing on Anselmo’s forthcoming Housecore TV.
In a week where the Big Four not only played shows together, but even joined together for a one-off live cover song, this week is surprisingly devoid of thrash news. Maybe the awesomeness of the Big Four being in the same place at the same time was just too much for the rest of the thrash world to handle. However, I tend to think it’s more of a reaction to the amazing thrash releases of 2010 thus far (Overkill, Exodus, and Annihilator leading the way) and anticipation for the thrash albums on the horizon (Death Angel, Flotsam & Jetsam, and Accept are the biggest names). Either way, thrash fans have slim pickings this week, but everyone else has plenty to get excited about!
This week sees a ton of albums getting re-released, either as limited vinyl pressings or special edition CD’s. Fans looking for collector’s items will be salivating over the names listed. But there’s no shortage of good new releases this week either. Read on to see what’s coming your way!
Parkway Drive,Deep Blue (Epitaph)
The young Aussies have returned with the long-awaited follow-up to 2007′s breakout smash Horizons. The irony of Parkway Drive is that their success seems to be built on their ability to walk the line between two of metal’s most overdone subgenres – metalcore and deathcore. They’ve blurred the line between the two and created a totally unique sound from it. This album will be defining for them because it’s their first one not handled by super-producer Adam Dutkiewicz. If Deep Blue can hold up to the excellent quality of Horizons, then Parkway Drive may be the new leading band in both metalcore and deathcore very soon. Read more »
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We’re not sure what’s sadder about this video, which was brought to our attention via comedian Christian Finnegan: the fact that the lone attendee at this cover band’s show is rocking out so hard, that she’s rocking out to a cover band in the first place, or the epic faceplant she does. Oh wait, definitely the epic faceplant…
Good thing she didn’t “hit the lights.” And I’m not saying she might be a little overweight, but it looks like she really could have done some “damage (inc!).” Also, who knew Vince Neil was in a Metallica tribute band? And was this girl also at the Big Four screening in Batavia, IL? It would account for both the hole in the screen and the cops being called.
The hour is upon us when Parkway Drive will release their third full-length album Deep Blue (it’s in stores tomorrow, y’all!)and we here at Metal Insider have been waiting for this day ever since we saw the video for their single “Sleepwalker.” What’s so special about this video you may ask? Well for one, there’s a building that comes alive and starts eating people. Secondly, I don’t think we should have to have a second reason because there’s a building that comes alive and starts eating people. The only way it could be any better as if it was shooting ninja stars and was on fire.
To pay tribute to this most awesome of videos, we’re giving you a chance to win a copy of Deep Blue as well as a Parkway Drive T-shirt. All you have to do is write a caption for what the building in “Sleepwalker” is saying. Sorry to our readers outside of North America but the contest is only open to US/Canada residents and ends this Friday (7/2). Best of luck, and check out Parkway Drive on the Warped Tour this summer!
At the Rock@Field festival in Luxembourg yesterday, Paramore’s Hayley Williams stood in for Tool vocalist Maynard James Keenan on a duet of White Pony‘s standout tune ”Passenger.” It’s pretty cool to see her harmonizing with Chino Moreno, and you can tell she has reverence for the original. While there might be a few people that think the Deftones sold out for having a girl sing with them, it’s better than Chino having to sing Maynard’s parts.