MUDVAYNE Bassist is 'Honored' To Be Touring With KORN
KORN bassist Reginald "Fieldy" Arvizu sat out the band's shows in Europe last month so that he could be home for the birth of his child. Filling in for him was Ryan Martinie of MUDVAYNE.
An 11-minute video clip of Martinie talking about his involvement with KORN can be seen below.
It's been almost three years since MUDVAYNE released its self-titled fifth album and little has been heard about the band since then. But in a late 2010 interview with the music blog Warwick, Martinie discussed the group almost entirely in thepast tense. When asked about the quartet's musical evolution, Martinie said, "I think that what we did is valuable. It's become a cog in the wheel of music in some sort of way. We are a piece of musical history now . . . We were always just responding to our environment. I always saw the band to be important as an aspect of my life, as something that was supposed to take us places that are positive, and in that sense everything that happened with the band has happened for a reason."
MUDVAYNE did not tour behind its fifth album, which was barely promoted and sold weakly upon release.
KORN will co-headline the fourth annual ShipRocked, the ultimate rock music cruise vacation which sails November 27 - December 1.
COHEED AND CAMBRIA: Inside The New Album Concept
A one-minute video explanation of the concept of the new album from New York progressive rockers COHEED AND CAMBRIA can be seen below.
COHEED AND CAMBRIA's sixth studio album, a double concept album entitled "The Afterman", will be released in two separate full-length volumes.
The first volume, "The Afterman: Ascension", will be available on both physical and digital platforms in the U.S. on October 9 via Hundred Handed/Everything Evil, and distributed through Fontana/Ingrooves(to be available in Canada via Universal Music Canada). The second volume, "The Afterman: Descension", is due in February 2013.
"The Afterman: Ascension" track listing:
01. The Hollow
02. Key Entity Extraction I: Domino The Destitute
03. The Afterman
04. Mothers Of Men
05. Goodnight, Fair Lady
06. Key Entity Extraction II: Hollywood The Cracked
07. Key Entity Extraction III: Vic The Butcher
08. Key Entity Extraction IV: Evagria The Faithful
A deluxe version of "The Afterman" will include a hardcover coffee-table book with expansive art by Heidi Taillefer and Nathan Spoor with collaborative written work from singer/creator Claudio Sanchez and writerPeter David that will create a song by song experience.
The two records follow-up to 2010's "Year Of The Black Rainbow", and will feature new bassist Zach Cooper and returning drummer Josh Eppard, who have replaced Michael Todd and Chris Pennie, respectively.
The concept albums will continue to be set in the band's alternate universe of "Heaven's Fence", which are part of their series titled "The Amory Wars". "The Amory Wars" is currently being developed by Mark Wahlberg and Stephen Levinson of Leverage Productions for a live-action feature film. It follows the story of a superhuman dictator namedWilhelm Ryan, and a family that may have the ability to free the world from his control.
"The Afterman" albums will focus on a character named Sirius Amory, a scientist who discovers an energy force that can connect the universe's 78 planets together.
COHEED AND CAMBRIA frontman Claudio Sanchez said of the album: "This is, without a doubt, the most honest record I've ever written. Though all the songs can be interpreted through our main character in the story, they were initially written in a very spontaneous manner. In thepast, I've always had a predetermined idea of what the story was going to be when I approached the songs. With 'The Afterman' being a new story within 'The Amory Wars' arc, I allowed the events of my life to drive the concept, and therefore opened up the songwriting to a fuller degree."
The "Domino The Destitute"video can be seen below. The clip was helmed by director Roboshobo (a.k.a. Robert Schober), who previously worked on METALLICA's "All Nightmare Long" and MASTODON's "Curl Of The Burl", "Divinations" and "Sleeping Giant" videos.
GODSMACK Frontman Says Kids Are 'Too Protected Nowadays'
Weed Street Journal: Are you aging gracefully or are you fighting it tooth and nails?
Sully: I'm definitely fighting it. [laughs] I work out every day. I started with my ex-girlfriend, who was a volleyball player. I got addicted to it. It just makes me feel better physically. I used to be on a lot of drugs and stuff. So it's good just to feel healthy. After we broke up, I just keptworking out. Am I aging gracefully? You'd have to ask my friends or my fans. Actually, you would probably get a more honest answer from my fans. [laughs]
Weed Street Journal: Being a father, do you find that you are more protective because of the things you got into as a kid?
Sully: Well, of course you want to be. But I think kids are too protected nowadays. Parents don't let their children experience enough. I was raised in a tough neighborhood, where there was a lot of drugs, gangs and crime. It made me who I am today. I think that parents should let their children lose at board games and such. Otherwise, they grow up being spoiled and unaware of the real world. I think parents should sit their kids down and talk to them when they lose at baseball or whatever. Otherwise, when they grow up, they can't accept it when they go to a jobinterview but don't get the job.
Weed Street Journal: What do want your legacy to be? What do you want to be remembered by?
Sully: Wow! Nobody's ever asked me that before. Good question! I hope to be remembered as just a great person. I don't want to be remembered as the man who changed the world, honestly. I want to be remembered as being a little bit valuable… just a nice guy.
Weed Street Journal: Do you plan on doing another solo album?
Sully: Oh, definitely. I want to do it all. I want to playmusic, write, act, do a soundtrack. I just finished this album and we are just starting the tour for it. It's in the future. I want the brand Sully Erna to continue to grow.
Green Day will be paying a visit to ABC’s Good Morning America on Friday. Tune in around 8:30 a.m. ET to see the guys perform tracks from their upcoming album, ¡Uno!, which hits stores on September 25.
After their GMA performance, the band will rock the crowd at exclusive concert to celebrate the launch of a new mobile music streaming service, Nokia Music, at Irving Plaza in Manhattan on Friday night.
In other Green Day news, the guys recently announced that they’ll be hitting the road for a North American tour in November. That outing kicks off at the Paramount Theatre in Seattle on November 26, shortly after the second album in the trilogy, ¡Dos!, is released on November 13. The band’s final album of the trilogy, ¡Tré!, will be available on January 15, 2013.
Adelitas Way Explores True Love in “Alive” Video
Adelitas Way has posted online the video for “Alive,” the fourth single from the band’s latest album, Home School Valedictorian. The video’s storyline focuses on a sick young man in a hospital who gets kidnapped playfully by his girlfriend so they can spend the day together. The video also includes scenes of the band performing the track on a rooftop.
Adelitas Way is currently trekking across North America on the Rockstar Energy Uproar Festival with Shinedown, Godsmack, and Staind until the end of month. Shortly after that, the band will hit the road to support Theory of a Deadman on their headlining tour.