NONPOINT's videofor the song "Left For You" can be seen below. The track comes off the band's self-titled album, which will be released on October 9 via Razor & Tie. The CD was produced/mixed by Grammy-nominated producer Johnny K (DISTURBED, STAIND, MEGADETH) and features additional production and mixing from Brian Virtue (30 SECONDS TO MARS, CHEVELLE).
A 30-second preview of the "Left For You" video is available below.
"Nonpoint" features 12 of the most raw and real songs of their 15-year career with unique, uncompromising, and undeniable hard rock on their self-titled ninth studio album and first for Razor & Tie. Weathering lineup changes, label shifts, and other trials and tribulations, founding membersElias Soriano (vocals) and Robb Rivera (drums) regrouped with fresh blood — Dave Lizzio (guitar), Adam Wolosyzn (bass), and Rasheed Thomas (guitar) — and captured pure fire this time around.
"Nonpoint" pre-order bundles are also available now at Nonpoint.com. The bundles include a variety of t-shirts and jersey designs as well as the full album and digital download.
NONPOINT is currently on the road for a headline tour that will run through November. The band recently wrapped a summer run with CALL ME NO ONE.
Soriano explains the new album, "We wanted this record to be a punch in the face. There was a lot of stuff I wanted to artistically vent about. It's a fresh start for us. We felt like having a self-titled record says it all. We hit the reset button, and there's life again. You can hear it musically. We're not going anywhere."
"This album is the beginning of a brand new chapter in the world ofNONPOINT... rejuvenated and full of positivity," adds Rivera. "Elias has written his most personal lyrics yet that shows the signs of endurance this band has had in our 15-year career."
The band opened up the floodgates to the new album by unleashing one of its heaviest tracks, "I Said It", as a free download on their web site this summer and the fans responded with overwhelming enthusiasm, welcoming the onslaught. The first official single, "Left For You", is for sale now oniTunes.
"Nonpoint" track listing:
01. Lights, Camera, Action
02. The Way I See Things
03. I Said It
04. Left For You
05. International Crisis
06. Another Mistake
07. That Day
08. Pandora's Box
09. Go Time
10. Independence Day
FOZZY: 'Sandpaper' Video Released
FOZZY's video for the song "Sandpaper" can be seen at WWE.com. The track, which features a guest appearance by AVENGED SEVENFOLD singerM. Shadows, comes off FOZZY's new album, "Sin And Bones", which sold around 3,400 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 143 on the Billboard 200 chart. The CD landed at position No. 1 on the Top New Artist Albums (Heatseekers) chart, which lists the best-selling albums by new and developing artists, defined as those who have never appeared in the Top 100 of The Billboard 200.
FOZZY singer — and WWE wrestling superstar— Chris Jericho recently told Loudwire about the "Evil Dead"-inspired "Sandpaper" clip, "It kind of started from that and then we said, 'What if we do a whole 'Evil Dead'-type homage?' And then we found this bad-ass cabin in the woods in Atlanta, and just everything kind of fell together from there. We found, right by the cabin, there was a civil war burial ground, and there was this creepy bridge that was near it, and the cabin couldn't have been more perfect for what we were looking for."
M. Shadows joined FOZZY on stage last Thursday night (September 27) at the Roxy in West Hollywood, California to perform "Sandpaper".
Asked how the Shadows collaboration came about, Jericho toldLocalBozo.com: "Shad's a friend of mine and when I was recording the vocals, I wasn't really feeling the one part: 'a cat scratch whiplash / a witch hunt in black.' So I thought it'd be cool to have somebody else do it, like a calm response. So I called Matt and asked him if he'd be interested. I knew they were off and he was at home, so he's like, 'Send me the song and I'll see what I think.' I sent it to him and he really dug it. He was a fan of ours from before anyways — he liked a bunch of our songs. He thought that 'Sandpaper' was one of the catchiest choruses that we'd ever done and so he kind of took it and laid down the part like I asked him to and then he also rearranged the song a bit — gave it a little bit of a different arrangement, streamlined it, made it a little bit more compact, and in my opinion made it a better song. So not only did he sing what I asked him to, he also put his own spin on it and really went above and beyond to create this amazing song that's just been doing huge for us since it came out. So it was cool. It was cool on a professional standpoint, on a creative standpoint, and on a friendship standpoint to have him involved."
"Sin And Bones" was released on August 14 (one day earlier internationally) via FOZZY's new label, Century Media Records.
METALLICA To Start Work On New Album 'Soon'
METALLICA is scheduled to enter the studio "soon" to begin work on its next full-length album, tentatively due in 2014. Speaking toRollingStone.com, the band's guitarist, Kirk Hammett, stated about the status of the songwriting process for the next CD, "Right now, we're kind of preoccupied with dealing with this 3D movie that we shot up in Canada last month. So that's kind of taking our time right now — that's the priority, to deal with that. But once we're done with that, we're going to start hunkering down and putting riffs together. That's all going to happen soon." Asked if METALICA's next album will once again be helmed by producer Rick Rubin, who worked on 2008's "Death Magnetic", Kirk said, "I really don't have an answer about Rick Rubin, although his name certainly comes up."
Hammett was also asked about the recent RollingStone.comreaders'poll where METALLICA's third LP, "Master Of Puppets", was voted the "Greatest Heavy Metal Album Of All Time."
"[That was] amazing," Kirk said. "Totally and completely amazing to me. That album, for me, is my favorite METALLICA album. We had been playing together as a band with that lineup for about three years. We were definitely peaking, and 'Master Of Puppets', in my opinion, was the sound of a band really gelling and really learning how to work well together. At the time, we were just making another album. We had no idea it would have such a range of influence that it went on to have. It was the first time that we could spend time in the studio and work on guitar sounds for a couple of days, really experiment with different sounds and overdubs. It was just a good time for me . . . and I played a lot of poker with [late bassist] Cliff Burton in the studio. We'd just play poker, wait for Lars [Ulrich, drums] to finish a track — which would sometimes be days — and we'd be bored."
"Death Magnetic" was METALLICA's last under its contract withWarner Music Group — where the band has been making records since 1984.
METALLICA frontman James Hetfield told The Pulse Of Radio about the end of the band's contract with Warner, "It's kind of a good feeling to feel that you're free from any piece of paper that binds you to something. But over our career, we've learned a lot about record companies, the goods and evils of the business and this and that, and we're not very focused on that right now. It is what it is, and when it becomes time for us to either renegotiate or shop around or do things ourselves or something like that, we don't know. There's nothing but options, which is great."
METALLICA's 3D movie will reportedly mix concert footage with a storyline.
The band is financing the project itself and has hired "Predators" directorNimród Antal to get behind the camera. Antal filmed METALLICA's three concerts in Vancouver, Canada for use in the movie.
The show featured a brand new 140-foot-by-50-foot stage that included what a post at the band's web site called "colossal components and striking visual elements spanning METALLICA's entire 30-year career."
SLASH Working On 'Nothing To Fear'
Slash has revealed via Facebook that he is "going into the studio tonight" to work on the score for the first horror film from the guitarist's production company, Slasher Films, called "Nothing To Fear". "It's really coming together," Slash added. "Sounds awesome so far."
Anthony Leonardi III, a creature artist and storyboard artist who worked on "Rango" and "47 Ronin", is directing the movie, which began shooting in May in Louisiana.
Slash told The Pulse Of Radio that he's looking forward to seeing how"Nothing To Fear" turns out. "It's [a] really good production team, the special effects people are great, the cast is great, the story's great — everything's great about it," he said. "And it will be interesting to see where this particular one, how it comes out and where it goes, 'cause we're planning on doing two a year."
"Nothing To Fear" has already been picked up for distribution by Anchor Bay Entertainment.
The movie is the first of a proposed series of horror films produced bySlash's company, which he launched last year in partnership with two other producers.
"Nothing To Fear" is based on an actual town in Kansas, which, according to legend, is one of the seven gateways to Hell.
The company has three other films in development, including "Wake The Dead", which based on the graphic novels by Steven Niles, with Haley Joel Osment playing Victor Franklin, a college student experimenting with reversing death.
Slash described "Wake The Dead" in an interview as "basically a modern, young Frankenstein story about a brilliant college student who's discovered how to animate dead tissue — but he's a teenager so he goes overboard."
Axl Rose Schedules First Live TV Interview in Over 20 Years
Guns N’ Roses fans will want to set their DVRs to record ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live! on October 24. That’s the day frontman Axl Rose will appear on the late-night talk show for his first live television broadcast interview in more than 20 years. The appearance is to promote GN'R's first residency with a series of shows at The Joint in the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas.
The concerts will kick off October 31 and run through November 24 in commemoration of the 25th anniversary of the release of the band's inaugural effort, Appetite for Destruction. In addition to playing tracks from their debut album, Axl and company have said they'll draw their sets from every GN’R album.
Pearl Jam, The Black Keys, QOTSA to Headline Lollapalooza in Brazil and Chile in 2013
Lollapalooza festival creator Perry Ferrell has secured an all-star lineup for next year’s events in Chile and Brazil. Pearl Jam, The Black Keys and Queens of the Stone Agewill headline both editions of the fest, which will take place in March and April of 2013.
While the lineups for both fests are similar, The Killers will only play at the event in Brazil and Keane, who also will appear, will only perform at the fest in Chile. Other notable acts appearing at both festivals include A Perfect Circle, The Hives, Franz Ferdinand, Passion Pit and Alabama Shakes.
Here are the dates for Lollapollza Brazil and Lollapalooza Chile:
3/29-3/31 -- Sao Paulo, Brazil, The Jockey Club
4/6-4/7 -- Santiago, Chile, O’Higgins Park
Muse Explains Scientific Meaning Behind The 2nd Law; Bassist Wolstenholm Talks Battle with Alcoholism
On Tuesday, Muse fans got their hands on the band’s highly-anticipated sixth studio album, The 2nd Law. Frontman Matt Bellamy says that title of the new release was inspired by two things: a law of physics and the future of the human race.
"[The title is] talking about the second law of thermodynamics and how, as a limited ecosystem, we are on the verge of needing an energy revolution in order to sustain the way that we're living," Bellamy tells U.K. newspaper The Guardian. "This inner strength we have, this desire to evolve and expand and explore, I do love that about humanity. At the same time it's scary what it does on a global scale."
While recording the album, the band experienced some major changes in their lives. While Bellamy and his wife Kate Hudson welcomed their son Bingham into the world, bassist Chris Wolstenholme battled alcoholism.
"I kept my guard up," says Wolstenholme about his drinking habits. "I was quite crafty about how I drank and where I did it. Matt and [drummer] Dom [Howard] probably didn't realize how bad it was because I wasn't a nasty drunk. I didn't cause anybody any problems. I just retreated." Wolstenholme wound up writing two tracks on the album about his journey to sobriety, titled "Liquid State" and "Save Me."
You’ll get your chance to hear music from the album performed live when Muse makes an appearance on NBC’s Saturday Night Live this weekend.
Slash to Perform “Standing in the Sun” on Conan
This Thursday, the day after Slash featuring Myles Kennedy and The Conspiratorswrap up the North American leg of their current headlining tour, the guys will making a special appearance on TBS’ Conan. The band will perform “Standing in the Sun” on the program, the next single from the ex-Guns N’ Roses guitarist’s second solo album,Apocalyptic Love.
In other Slash news, the guitarist has recently revealed his plans to release a limited-edition, deluxe four-disc package which will go on sale across Europe on December 3. The package will feature Slash's Made in Stoke 24/07/11 DVD, a single CD edit of the same show, a CD copy of Apocalyptic Love, and a previously-unreleased DVD, Live from New York. Rounding out the package is a 60-page hardcover book containing previously unseen photos. If you don't have a pal in Europe to snag one for you, a small number of imports will available at SlashOnline.com.
Killswitch Engage Announces Alive or Just Breathing10th Anniversary Concerts
In celebration of the 10th anniversary of the release of Killswitch Engage’s major label debut album Alive or Just Breathing, the band is launching a North American tour where they will play the album in its entirety. The trek kicks off on November 25 at Slim’s in San Francisco and will make stops in Seattle, Dallas, Chicago and Brooklyn, among other cities. Shadows Fall and Acaro will be supporting the band on select dates.
"I honestly never thought I would have the opportunity to sing these songs on stage with Killswitch again," said original frontman Jesse Leach in a statement, who reunited with the band earlier this year. "Now here I am back in the band and celebrating 10 years of the release of this record. I am absolutely thrilled for this tour. I can't wait to sing 'Rise Inside' and 'Just Barely Breathing' among others. This tour will be one we will all remember!”
Pre-sale tickets for all the dates are available for military personnel on Tuesday atVetTix.org. Remaining tickets will be available to the general public on Friday. VisitKillswitchEngage.com for more information.
Here are the tour dates:
11/25 -- San Francisco, CA, Slim's
11/27 -- Seattle, WA, Studio Seven
11/28 -- Portland, OR, Hawthorne Theater
11/30 -- Boulder, CO, Fox Theatre
12/1 -- Kansas City, MO, The Beaumont Club
12/2 -- Dallas, TX, Trees
12/4 -- St. Petersburg, FL, The State Theatre
12/5 -- Pensacola, FL , Vinyl Music Hall
12/7 -- Asheville, NC, The Orange Peel
12/8 -- Atlanta, GA, The Masquerade
12/10 -- Chicago, IL, Bottom Lounge
12/11 -- Columbus, OH, Al Rosa Villa
12/12 -- Toronto, ON, Opera House
12/14 -- Buffalo, NY, The Town Ballroom
12/15 -- Lancaster, PA, Chameleon Club
12/16 -- Brooklyn, NY, Music Hall of Williamsburg
12/18 -- So. Burlington, VT, Higher Ground
12/19 -- Northampton, MA, Pearl Street
12/20 -- Portland, ME, State Theatre
Stream Papa Roach's New Album, The Connection, in Its Entirety
While Papa Roach frontman Jacoby Shaddix is still recovering from corrective surgery to remove a nodule on his left vocal cord, the band is giving you the chance to preview their new album, The Connection. The guys have posted a stream of every song from the recently released album online at AOL Music. The new record, which arrives in stores on Tuesday, contains 13 tracks including the hit single, “Still Swingin’.”
Here is the track list:
“Where Did the Angels Go”
“Silence Is the Enemy”
“Before I Die
“Wish You Never Met Me
“Give Me Back My Life
“Breathe You In"
“Leader of the Broken Hearts"
“Not that Beautiful
“Won't Let Up"
“As Far as I Remember”