Win Signed DETHKLOK Merchandise via Music Connection Magazine // Listen to THE NERDIST Podcast Featuring METALOCALYPSE Mastermind Brendon Small

Win Signed DETHKLOK Merchandise via Music Connection Magazine

 

Listen to THE NERDIST Podcast Featuring METALOCALYPSE Mastermind Brendon Small

 

Pre-Order Your Hard Copy CD of the “METALOCALYPSE: the DOOMSTAR REQUIEM A KLOK OPERA” Soundtrack NOW viawww.BrendonSmall.com and Amazon.com

 

In celebration of last week’s METALOCALYPSE: the DOOMSTAR REQUIEM A KLOK OPERA soundtrack pre-order launch, Music Connection Magazine is giving away a special signed DETHKLOK prize pack, hand-picked and signed by Brendon Small himself! The winner will receive a t-shirt, hoodie, beanie and business tie (as Music Connection puts it, even the work place deserves a little bit of metal). Only one winner will be selected so simply email your name to intern@musicconnection.com or enter at www.musicconnection.com/win-signed-dethklok-merch and read carefully for more information.

 

Brendon Small recently made a guest appearance on popular comedy podcast The Nerdist with Chris Hardwick— talking guitars, his musical projects, and more. Take a listen at the podcast audio here: http://www.nerdist.com/2013/12/nerdist-podcast-brendon-small/

 

The official original score soundtrack for METALOCALYPSE: the DOOMSTAR REQUIEM A KLOK OPERA has been available via iTunes in digital format since October, but fans can now pre-order the CD version atwww.brendonsmall.com (click STORE or go direct towww.brendonsmall.spinshop.com) and Amazon.com, and can find it in stores beginning February 25, 2014.

 

The digital deluxe edition of the soundtrack is also available now viawww.brendonsmall.com, which includes a special “Making Of” featurette, containing interviews with musicians and actors involved in the special and soundtrack, as well as information involving every step from the writing to recording process. The deluxe edition of the METALOCALYPSE: the DOOMSTAR REQUIEM A KLOK OPERA soundtrack also includes the full libretto (the opera script in text form). Again, the deluxe edition is ONLY viawww.brendonsmall.com and his TOPSPIN store.

 

As mentioned previously, METALOCALYPSE: the DOOMSTAR REQUIEM A KLOK OPERA is a full blown musical featuring a fifty-piece orchestra. This full-length soundtrack features the intense, driving metal that DETHKLOK fans clamor for, as well as orchestral movements (produced by Brendon Small and Emmy winning composer Bear McCreary (Battlestar Galactica/Walking Dead). Legendary powerhouse metal drummer Gene Hoglan returns to join Brendon and DETHKLOK. Other musicians include bassist Bryan Beller (DETHKLOK/THE ARISTOCRATS/ JOE SATRIANI), and Mike Keneally (DETHKLOK, FRANK ZAPPA, JOE SATRIANI).

 

METALOCALYPSE: the DOOMSTAR REQUIEM A KLOK OPERA aired on Sunday, October 27th at Midnight (ET/PT) on Adult Swim. The television special included guests Jack Black, Mark Hamill, Malcolm McDowell, and Cannibal Corpse’s George “Corpsegrinder” Fisher.

More information is coming soon. Please visit www.brendonsmall.com for more information on the music, and www.adultswim.com for information on the television special.

For more updates, follow Brendon Small on Twitter at @_brendonsmall.

Separating Facts and Myths of Rock’s “27 Club”

Sixx Sense’s Kyle Chrise (@kylechrise) caught up with Howard Sounes, author of the book “27: A History of the 27 Club Through the Lives of Brian Jones, Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Jim Morrison, Kurt Cobain and Amy Winehouse.” Howard examined the so-called “27 Club” and shares some of the facts and myths about the so-called “27 Club;” the group of musicians who all died tragic and somewhat mysterious deaths at the age of 27.  Click HERE to listen to the interview.

Nikki Sixx Meets The Kings of Chaos

Kings of Chaos is quite possibly one of the most decorated Supergroups in all of rock history.  Slash, Duff McKagan, Matt Sorum, Corey Taylor of Stone Sour/Slipknot, Deep Purple’s Glenn Hughes and Steve Stevens of Billy Idol.  Nikki went to their only North American performance this year in LA and hung out with the band before the show.  He was particularly blown away by  Hughesacoustic performance of the Deep Purple gem, “Mistreated.”  Nikki shared stories from the evening, click HERE to listen to that.  Then Nikki shared the story about the very first time he met Glenn Hughes, years before anyone ever heard of Motley Crue.  Click HERE to hear this classic story of the LA rock scene.

New Van Halen in the Works says David Lee Roth

As reported by  Damian Fanelli on GuitarWorld.com:

“During his recent chat with Jim Florentine of That Metal Show, David Lee Roth confirmed that Van Halen are indeed working on their next studio album.

That’s the good news. The bad news, if any, is that the album is more than a year away from being completed and released. Roth says the process will take about 18 months.

“I was up at Edward’s house, maybe three days ago — just before I came here to the city — and we’re starting to put music together,” Roth told Florentine on Ozzy’s Boneyard. “Not to give away exactly what the package will be, it’s gonna be about 18 months, I think.”

Roth continued:

“We start way, way, way in advance, ’cause we are eminently art-centric, which is a really fancy way of saying we really do generate all the artwork, the graphics, etc. We don’t hire out and have somebody design a bunch of album covers for us and then choose. We start from scratch ourselves. Same thing with the merchandise. If you buy a T-shirt, that was designed, literally, in my living room.

“So if you really want to generate the ideas from scratch and bring them all the way to the finish, you’re gonna have to learn a few other languages, and you’re gonna have to speak those over a lot of extra phone calls. And that’s usually the break point for most artists.”

“We’re writing. I write lyrics routinely. It’s a perishable skill. And the band plays together routinely, at least three times a week. They’re up at Ed’s place, routinely.”

You can hear the entire 28-minute interview below.

 

DANKO JONES Releases Podcast Featuring Guns N’ Roses Members

Listen to yet another intriguing podcast episode from DANKO JONES’ world of music, madness and interesting characters. In episode #57 of the podcast Danko corralled both Dizzy Reed and Richard Fortus (Guns N’ Roses) during the Rockstar Energy Uproar Tour this past summer to chat about ZZ-Top, Billy Idol, Rihanna, them joining Guns N’ Roses, the concept of wearing capes and bowling with W.A.S.P guitarist Chris Holmes. The episode is available for streaming and free download here: http://www.dankojones.com/episode-57-dizzy-reed-richard-fortus/. Other recent podcast episodes feature guests like Pete Stahl (Scream, Wool, Goatsnake) and Jørgen Munkeby, singer/saxophonist/guitarist of the brilliant band, Shining.

 

On October 22nd, a re-release of Rock And Roll Is Black And Blue was made exclusively available on Spotify (http://open.spotify.com/album/3GU0bsPoRg3vmAzRNmSzuR) including two previously unreleased tracks; “Crazy In Bed” and “Whatever Happens”. The latter is also featured on a limited (500 copies) three track 7-inch that was just released together with Skullcandy. As the two additional tracks you can hear the band’s latest single “Legs” along with the track “Dance” recently heard in the film Kick-Ass 2.

 

The latest DANKO JONES single “Legs” has quickly become a live favorite and is played frequently on radio in the US. A video was recorded in late October with Canadian director Bruce LaBruce and art director Kenny Baird and is set for release in November. LaBruce is known for his sexual, artistic and culturally challenging productions and we are convinced that the result will be spectacular.

 

The band just started their fall tour through the Nordics with no less than 18 shows total. In addition to the tour they will also do three gigs in Ontario, Canada towards the end of November.

 

 

For more info about DANKO JONES visit:
www.dankojones.com
www.facebook.com/dankojones
www.twitter.com/dankojones
http://instagram.com/danko_jones

 

CHARIOTS OF THE GODS Post New Godcast EPS. 6; Announce ‘Ride The Tides Tour’

Melodic Death Thrashers CHARIOTS OF THE GODS Post New Godcast EPS. 6; Announce ‘Ride The Tides Tour’

GODCAST'S SIXTH EPISODE : Return of the Dimdozer

 

Ottawa, ON’s melodic death thrashers Chariots of The Gods have posted their sixth band podcast hosted by guitarist Matt St. Amour. This week’s episode ‘Return of the Dimdozer’ features COTG guirtarist Dimitri Gervais as he discusses his first steps into music, to originally supporting COTG from the sideline, to then filling in on bass duties and stepping up as a full fledge guitar player and recording ‘Tides of War’ their full length record, along with life on the road.

 

To listen, please visit the following link: http://www.chariotsofthegods.net/godcast.html

In additional news, COTG will be hitting the road this summer and performing in Ontario and Quebec for their ‘Ride The Tides Tour’ in promotion of their debut full length album ‘Tides of War’ released earlier this year. The album was produced by award winning producer/engineer/mixer Glen Robinson who has worked with names such as The Ramones, AC/DC, GWAR, Annihilator and Voivod. COTG’s new album delivers 14 epic, crushing tracks to follow up their well received 2010 debut EP ‘Reverence,’ which the band aggressively toured in Quebec and Ontario, sharing the stage with names such as Misfits, Voivod, Despised Icon, Kataklysm, Blind Witness, Misery Index, Martyr, Fuck the Facts, Blackguard, Neuraxis, The Agonist, Reanimator and Insurrection.

FREE DOWNLOAD – Tides of War – http://chariotsofthegods.bandcamp.com/track/tides-of-war

Music Video – Tides of War – http://youtu.be/3Z8YEQd98Uo

June 19 – The Belle Pub – Belleville, ON
June 20 – The Doors Pub – Hamilton, ON
June 21 – The Atria – Oshawa, ON w/ Fatality, Buried Out Back, Darkness in Aurora, Black Concept – Show Details
June 22 – The Spill – Peterborough, ON
June 23 – Bovine Sex Club – Toronto, ON
June 27, 2013 – Gatineau Midsummer Fest – Gatineau, QC
August 14 – TBA – Ottawa, ON
August 15 – Cafe Chaos – Montreal, QC
August 16 – L’Agitee – Quebec City, QC
August 17 – Grind Your Mind Open Air – Notre-Dame-Du-Bon-Conseil, QC
August 18 – Rock Cafe Stage – Trois-Rivières, QC

For more info on Chariots of The Gods please follow them at these links:

www.chariotsofthegods.net  | http://www.facebook.com/chariotsofthegods | Twitter: @chariotsotgods

CHARIOTS OF THE GODS Post Episode 3 of Godcast Hosted By Guitarist Matt St. Amour

Melodic Death Thrashers CHARIOTS OF THE GODS Post Episode 3 of Godcast Hosted By Guitarist Matt St. Amour

L-R : Mathieu St-Amour (guitar) | Rich O’Neil (drums) | Renaud Jobin (vocals) | Payam Doryani (bass) | Dimitri Gervais (guitar) – Photo credit : Alexandru Petrosan

Ottawa, ON’s melodic death thrashers Chariots of The Gods whom released their debut full length album ‘Tides of War’ earlier this year have posted their third band podcast hosted by guitarist Matt St. Amour. In this latest podcast special guest COTG drummer Rich O’Neil discusses his days before COTG, his musical influences, starting with guitar and later switching to drums, along with updating fans on his health scare and his journey on the path to recovery.

To listen, please visit the following link: GodCast Project Genesis – Ep.3 Revenge of The Drummer – guest – Rich O’Neil – http://youtu.be/RXuaW6ccrcw

godcast project genesis - ep.3 revenge of the drummer - guest - richard o'neil

Previous Podcasts

GodCast Project Genesis – Ep.2 Attack of the Chris – guest – Christian Carriere – http://youtu.be/FFKoUgnhRkE

GodCast – Project Genesis – Ep.1 The Phallic Menace – guest : Christian Methot (ex bass player) – http://youtu.be/fwy03moHtJo

Produced by award winning producer/engineer/mixer Glen Robinson who has worked with names such as The Ramones, AC/DC, GWAR, Annihilator and Voivod, COTG’s new album delivers 14 epic, crushing tracks to follow up their well received 2010 debut EP ‘Reverence,’ which the band aggressively toured in Quebec and Ontario, sharing the stage with names such as Misfits, Voivod, Despised Icon, Kataklysm, Blind Witness, Misery Index, Martyr, Fuck the Facts, Blackguard, Neuraxis, The Agonist, Reanimator and Insurrection.

The metallers have released two singles off the album ‘Unbound’ featuring guest vocals by Aleksi Sihvonen of Norther and a FREE DOWNLOAD of the title track, both can be heard and purchased with the album at the following locations on bandcamp and iTunes. 

Music Video – Tides of War – http://youtu.be/3Z8YEQd98Uo 

Track Listing – Tides of War

1. Overture
2. Seventh Weapon
3. Blind Assassin
4. Ambrosian Wings
5. Tides of War [Free Download – http://chariotsofthegods.bandcamp.com/track/tides-of-war]
6. Revillusion (1905)
7. Snow Falls On The White River (1914)
8. Severing The Bloodline (1917)
9. Collapse of An Empire
10. Red Skies
11. Nebula
12. Starborn
13. Unbound (feat. Aleksi Sihvonen)
14. Annihilation of The Gods

Show Dates

June 21, 2013 – The Atria – Oshawa, ON w/ Buried Out Back, Darkness in Aurora, Black Concept – Show Details

For more info on Chariots of The Gods please follow them at these links:

www.chariotsofthegods.net  | http://www.facebook.com/chariotsofthegods | Twitter: @chariotsotgods

About: 

Riding out of Canada’s capital, Chariots of the Gods has one sole mission – to deliver straight up, balls-to-the-walls, in-your-face heavy metal. On the road since 2008, spreading its music to the masses, Chariots of the Gods has become known for blistering solos, gripping melodies, rioting vocals and drums that just won’t quit because, after all, that’s what it’s all about.

Having played with bands such as Misfits, Voivod, Despised Icon, Kataklysm, Blind Witness, Misery Index, Martyr, Fuck the Facts, Blackguard, Neuraxis, The Agonist, Reanimator and Insurrection and released a debut EP, Reverence, in 2010, Chariots of the Gods is now ready to unveil its latest masterpiece – Tides of War.

Produced by musical legend Glen Robinson (Queensryche, Gwar, Annihilator), the band’s debut full-length is set to storm the metal scene until there is nothing left, except Pure. Heavy. Fuckin’. Metal.

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Chariots of The Gods – Tides of War (2013)

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RIYL =  Trivium, Unearth, In Flames, Children of Bodom, Lamb of God, Annihilator,  As I Lay Dying, All That Remains, Arch Enemy

Release Date: January 29, 2013

Label: Self-Released

Distribution: Indie Pool

Canadian Radio Highlight – March 2013 – Top 20 Loud Chart – #5 – Chariots Of The Gods – (Earshot)

Canadian Radio Highlight – February 2013 – Top 20 Loud Chart – #2 – Chariots Of The Gods – (Earshot)

“‘Tides of War’ offers music that is well done and fueled with the propensity of delivering solid melodic death/thrash.” – Blistering.com

“Fans of modern thrash, who like it furious, biting and yet melodic check Chariots of The Gods.” – Lords of Metal

“There’s a lot on ‘Tides of War’ to pique the interest of either thrash or melodic death metal fans, and the non-stop galloping guitar sound is an impressive display of what the underground can achieve.” – MetalUnderground.com

“It is heavy, brutal and energetic while also incorporating a fair amount of melody to boot!…This is an album that is definitely going to raise the bar in the extreme music scene for the remainder of the year. Pick this one up; you won’t regret it!” – PureGrainAudio.com

“CHARIOTS OF THE GODS are showing plenty of promise to be able to be one of Canada’s next big things out there” – Metal Observer

“An incredibly professional production is at hand: drums are clear; vocals are on the perfect level with the instruments; even the soft and quiet moments are balanced just right so as to create bits of atmosphere against the heaviness. There is a pure love of metal evident in this debut and the production lets all the power, aggression, and passion through to the listener…the band confidently establishes their intention: a charge of solid and unyielding melodeath garnished with impeccable interludes, solos, and leads.” – MetalStorm

“CHARIOTS OF THE GODS, with their first full-length release ”Tides Of War”,is sure to be the new buzz of the underground scene…Overall, the album is an eclectic, vibrant, and colorful release that really keeps listeners head banging all the way and appreciating the good work the band has put in. The production is clearly strong, coming from the hands of Glen Robinsonwho has worked with Metal legends such as ANNIHILATOR and QUEENSRYCHE…The band does its best, and boy is it good, to church out infectious hook after hook, coupled with blistering melodies and kickass solos backed by Jobin’s great vocals. Each band member shines in this album and their dedication and devotion to their music is clear from the start…The entire album is structured in a genius way—these guys are clearly gifted lads.” – Metal-Temple

“Splendid stuff from a young Canadian troupe that would appear to have all the tricks… I love their coruscating mix of Maidenesque harmonies (have a listen to the awesome Blind Assassin and tell me you ain’t impressed)” – MetalAsFuck

“”Tides of War” is an album that rivals classics by acts such as God Forbid, Shadows Fall, and Killswitch Engage in excellence and pays respectful homage to acts like In Flames, Arch Enemy, At The Gates, and Dark Tranquility. For my money, this debut album deserves the status as a melodeath-type of metal classic. 5/5″ – MetalMusicArchives

“The best thing about this band, in my view, is the powerful melodic style they bring to each song. The guitarists are especially strong on several tracks, including “Tides of War,” “Revillusion (1905),” and “Unbound.” I loved the instrumental track “Snow Falls on the White River (1914),” yet another piece of evidence that these guys have a keen sense of melody, at times, one that even approaches beauty. Mathiew St-Amour and Dimitri Gervais play their guitars with grace and precision and sound especially great on their harmonized parts. These guys have a bright future as twin guitar leads and I hope they’ll take advantage of what they can do together. Readers who like their guitars to come in pairs will love this album.” – SeaofTranquility

ides of War” is an album that rivals classics by acts such as God Forbid, Shadows Fall, and Killswitch Engage in excellence and pays respectful homage to acts like In Flames, Arch Enemy, At The Gates, and Dark Tranquility. For my money, this debut album deserves the status as a melodeath-type of metal classic. 5/5″ – MetalMusicArchives

“COTG entice the listener with infectious hooks, associated melodies and some blistering solos out of the guitar work. If that is not justice enough for you to buy this, then listen to the intensity of Renaud Jobin’s vocals. This is a release that requires you to strap your balls down (if you have them of course!) when the volume is cranked up…They have a fantastic musical ability and a gift of song structure that exhumes listeners emotions that includes anger and conversely serenity and the need to throw the devil horns without too much though will therefore result. ‘Tides of War’ promotes Chariots of the Gods as real contenders in their field of metal, their field of glory and the rewards are presented for everyone on these exceptional fourteen tracks defining a generation of musically gifted individuals who do not rely purely on breakdowns to get their point across, it sounds effortless. Horn’s raised high gents! 4/5″ – Brutalism.com

“Overture is quite sweet sounding and feels like a film score. Nothing compared to the monster that is waiting to be unleashed. Ferocious riffs and classic metal vocals. Drums blasting out the speed and blasts and the guitars giving it a chunky edge whilst maintains some harmony. Hatebreed hardcore edge but throws in the melody. Definitely an innovative sound amongst a sea of similar sounds. Chariots of the Gods definitely seem to offer something that little bit different. Taking the generic metal sound and throwing in delicious guitar solos with a conflicting vocal. Upbeat without being cheesy.” – Culutre Bomb Mag

”I’m honored to be a part of this project” – Glen Robinson (producer)

”It’s pretty good!” – Dave Grohl (Foo Fighters)

”In my opinion, Chariots of the Gods is THE melodic thrash metal revelation in Canada this year” – Musique d’une Nation

”Excellent album full of energy […] I may have a man-crush on Chariots of the Gods”
Ondes Chocs

”I wouldn’t be surprised to see ‘Tides of War’ be a strong beginning this year in the field of melodic death metal.” Dagheisha

”Just pure metal […] it’s a real treat to the ears” – Metal Manic

”My first reaction was ”WOW!” […] If you like death metal, you have to get that CD” – WTFMusic.com

”It’s a masterpiece” – Radiorockdrummond.com

”Mathieu-Phillipe St-Amour is undoubtedly a promosing guitarist” – dagheisha.com

”A band to admire […] amazing collaboration of Heavy Metal and Death Metal […] no less than perfect” – Metal Temple

”An excellent band who knows what they are doing […] Listen to them and you’ll discover something great” – Dave Lemire (Concert promoter)

”Chariots of the Gods […] are doing everything right […] they are talented and powerful enough to show the world Canada rocks hard” – Metal Bite

”I am stoked to discover new talent from Ottawa […] Chariots of the Gods is an erruption waiting to happen”  -The Ottawa Epitaph

“Hands down, CHARIOTS OF THE GODS have worked hard and have improved their songwriting that shines in “Tides Of War” in every aspect. Don’t be fooled by the melodic Death Metal tag and consider the Canadians just another IN FLAMES wannabe because there is more than just catchy riffs and growling vocals. And don’t forget that CHARIOTS OF THE GODS come from Canada that is a most reliable source for high quality Metal. 8/10″ – MetalKaoz.com

1. Overture
2. Seventh Weapon
3. Blind Assassin
4. Ambrosian Wings
5. Tides of War
6. Revillusion (1905)
7. Snow Falls on the White River (1914)
8. Severing the Bloodline (1917)
9. Collapse of an Empire
10. Red Skies
11. Nebula
12. Starborn
13. Unbound (feat. Aleksi Sihvonen)
14. Annihilation of the Gods

Album Credits
• All songs performed by: Chariots of the Gods
• All songs written by: Mathieu St-Amour & Renaud Jobin
• Produced by: Glen Robinson
• Mixed by: Glen Robinson
• Mastered by: Glen Robinson

Discography

2013 – Tides of War – Full length
2012 – Tides of War – Single
2012 – Trois-Rivières Metalfest Compilation Vol. 12 – Compilation
2010 – Trois-Rivières Metalfest Compilation Vol. 10 – Compilation
2010 – Reverence – EP

Tours & Festival
2013 – Drummond Metalfest 5
2012 – Tides of War Mini-Tour Quebec / Ontario)
2011 – Drummond Metalfest 3
2011 – Touch of Death Open Air
2011 – FestiPunk 2 Open Air
2011 – GrindYourMind Open Air 3
2011 – Atomicfest 2
2011 – Hellaweenfest
2010 – Petite-Nation Rockfest (now D-Tox Rockfest )
2010 – St-Hyacinthe Trash Metal Fest