PMM’s Interview with Guitarist Rana of Legacy of Disorder

With Last Man Standing, LEGACY OF DISORDER brings the power metal that such renowned U.S. bands like Pantera perfected and popularized. LEGACY OF DISORDER proved their ferocity at Mr. Smalls in Pittsburgh as they opened for DevilDriver and GWAR last month, 11.26.12.

It is only a matter of time until LEGACY OF DISORDER takes their rightful spot alongside the top modern day metal acts. “We think our style fits in well with today’s metal scene,” explains lead singer James Robinson. “We have elements of a wide range of metal – all into one robust unit. LEGACY OF DISORDER shows in a lot of ways the evolution of this genre, but with a unique sound that no one can replicate.”

PMM's Alan meets with Legacy of Disorder guitarist Rana.
PMM’s Alan meets with Legacy of Disorder guitarist Rana.

Pittsburgh Music Magazine got a few moments to sit down with Legacy of Disorder’s guitar player extraordinaire, Rana, and pick his brain regarding their influences, Legacy’s direction, serial killers, touring with GWAR, and hailing from New Zealand- Listen here: STE-000

PMM's Kait with Legacy of Disorder tour manager Danny.
PMM’s Kait with Legacy of Disorder tour manager Danny.

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NAPALM DEATH posts video for “Everyday Pox”

Currently on the road with MUNICIPAL WASTE for a lengthy co-headlining North American tour, NAPALM DEATH has now posted a new video for the track “Everyday Pox,” which can be seen here:

NAPALM DEATH is touring in support of their critically acclaimed new album, Utilitarian, which was released this past February.

“Four decades of machine-gunning sacred cows and hypocrites; NAPALM remain on target.” – DECIBEL MAGAZINE (USA)

“After a few spins, you’ll remember every brutal piece of this grind buffet. There is, after all, only one NAPALM DEATH.” – SLUG MAGAZINE (USA)

“Not only a band that has a lot of things to say…a band that still has a lot of things to play! Their best output in years.” – ROCK HARD MAGAZINE (FRANCE)

“… it is the diversity that keeps NAPALM DEATH after 30 years still on the top position of extreme metal!” – METAL HAMMER MAGAZINE (GERMANY)

NAPALM DEATH tour dates feat. MUNICIPAL WASTE, EXHUMED
with VEKTOR

Nov 1–Toronto, ON–The Opera House
Nov 2–Austin, TX–Fun Fun Fun Fest**
Nov 3–Chicago, IL–Reggie’s***
Nov 4–St Paul, MN–Station-4*
with DAYGLO ABORTIONS
Nov 5–Winnipeg, MB–Osborne Village Inn
Nov 6–Regina, SK–Riddell Centre
Nov 7–Edmonton, AB–The Pawn Shop
Nov 9–Vancouver, BC–Rickshaw Theater
with ATTITUDE ADJUSTMENT
Nov 10–Seattle, WA–Showbox SODO with GWAR, DEVILDRIVER, CANCER BATS, MARTHA SPLATTERHEAD’S REVENGE, LEGACY OF DISORDER
Nov 11–Portland, OR–Hawthorne Theater
Nov 12–Oakland, CA–Oakland Metro
Nov 13–Santa Ana, CA-Observatory with REPULSION
Nov 14–Hollywood, CA–House Of Blues with DWARVES
Nov 16–Tempe, AZ–Rocky Point Cantina
Nov 17–El Paso, TX–House Of Rock*
with SPEEDWOLF
Nov 18–Ft Worth, TX–Rail Club
Nov 20–Nashville, TN–Exit In
Nov 21–Lexington, KY–Buster’s
Nov 23–Richmond, VA–Kingdom
Nov 24–Charlotte, NC–The Casbah
Nov 25–Knoxville, TN–The Valarium
Nov 26–Birmingham, AL–Zydeco
Nov 27–New Orleans, LA-Siberia
Nov 29–Jacksonville, FL–Brewster’s Roc Bar
Nov 30–Atlanta, GA–Terminal West
Dec 1–Tampa, FL–Orpheum Theater
Dec 2–Miami, FL–Grand Central, Barge To Hell Pre-Party**
Dec 3-7–Barge To Hell**

* = NAPALM DEATH, MUNICIPAL WASTE, EXHUMED only
** = NAPALM DEATH, MUNICIPAL WASTE only
*** = NAPALM DEATH, EXHUMED only

GWAR to Kick Off “Fate or Chaos” Tour This Friday in Philly- Wrap-up In Pittsburgh in Nov.

Intergalactic space mutants GWAR will kick off their North American tour dubbed the “Fate or Chaos” tour this Friday October 12th in Philadelphia, PA. The tour will run through November 26th wrapping up in Pittsburgh, PA (where PMM will be conducting a video interview about the wrap of the tour). Direct support on the tour will be provided by DevilDriver, with Cancer Bats and Legacy of Disorder rounding out the bill.

GWAR lead throat thing Oderus Urungus spoke about the upcoming tour:

Quoth Oderus, “We are pleased as piss-punch to be back on the road with old buddies DevilDriver and Legacy of Disorder, and very stoked to also have Cancer Bats with us. They are from Canada right? Why do so many cool things come from a place they call America’s Hat? Who is to say that America isn’t Canada’s sweater? No matter! With a nod to departed Scumdog Flattus Maximus, let the games begin with a BRAND NEW SHOW. Let the era of Pustulus Maximus begin!”

It was announced last week that Pustulus Maximus has new joined GWAR as an official Scumdog brother. Little is known about this being, other than that he has a skin condition where his face and feet are covered in painful pustules that can only be soothed by the application of savage metal, spoiled elephant semen or oral sex. Pustulus is also rumored to be half-deaf, which leads him to yell at everyone, which he does often, because he is convinced everyone in the band is ignoring him when actually he just can’t hear what they are saying. It is not known whether he crashed his Scumship into Antarctica or wandered up from the depths of GWAR’s Antarctic fortress – all that is known is that he is here, now, and is ready to ROCK.

Pustulus made his live debut with GWAR performing a rendition of the Kansas classic “Carry on Wayward Son” as part of the AV Club Undercover Series. The video can be viewed HERE.

GWAR “Fate Or Chaos Tour” With DevilDriver, Cancer Bats and Legacy of Disorder
10/12: Philadelphia, PA @ Electric Factory – Tickets
10/13: Worcester, MA @ The Palladium (“Rock and Shock”) – Tickets
10/14: Clifton Park, NY @ Upstate Concert Hall – Tickets
10/15: New Haven, CT @ Toad’s Place – Tickets
10/16: Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg – Tickets
10/18: Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade – Tickets
10/19: Ybor City, FL @ The Ritz Ybor – Tickets
10/20: Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ Revolution – Tickets
10/22: Charlotte, NC @ Amos’ Southend – Tickets
10/24: New Orleans, LA @ House of Blues – Tickets
10/25: Austin, TX @ Emo’s – Tickets
10/26: Dallas, TX @ House of Blues – Tickets
10/27: Houston, TX @ House of Blues – Tickets
10/28: Oklahoma City, OK @ The Chameleon Room – Tickets
10/29: Little Rock, AR @ The Rev Room – Tickets (NO DD or Cancer Bats)
10/30: Kansas City, MO @ Beaumont Music Hall – Tickets (No DD or Cancer Bats)
10/31: Denver, CO @ Summit Music Hall – Tickets
11/1: Albuquerque, NM @ Sunshine Theater – Tickets
11/2: Tempe, AZ @ The Marquee – Tickets
11/3: Santa Ana, CA @ The Observatory – Tickets
11/4: West Hollywood, CA @ House of Blues – Tickets
11/5: Santa Cruz, CA @ The Catalyst – Tickets
11/6: Sacramento, CA @ Ace of Spades – Tickets
11/8: Boise, ID @ Knitting Factory – Tickets
11/9: Portland, OR @ Roseland Theater – Tickets
11/10: Seattle, WA @ Showbox SODO – Tickets
11/11: Spokane, WA @ Knitting Factory – Tickets
11/12: Vancouver, BC @ Vogue Theater – Tickets
11/14: Edmonton, AB @ Edmonton Events Centre – Tickets
11/15: Calgary, AB @ MacEwan Hall Ballroom – Tickets
11/16: Saskatoon, SK @ Odeon Events Centre – Tickets
11/17: Winnipeg, MB @ The Garrick Center – Tickets
11/18: Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue – Tickets
11/19: Joliet, IL @ Mojoes – Tickets
11/20: Grand Rapids, MI @ The Intersection – Tickets
11/21: Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave – Tickets
11/23: Detroit, MI @ Harpo’s – Tickets
11/24: Toronto, ON @ Sound Academy – Tickets
11/26: Millvale, PA @ Mr. Smalls Theater – Tickets

With Kepone and Iron Reagan
12/20: Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club – Tickets
12/21: Norfolk, VA @ The Norva – On Sale 9/15 – Tickets

Make sure to keep up with Oderus’ latest incoherent rants and raves on “The Mad Minute” with Full Metal Jackie. Listen to the latest installment and check out recent “Mad Minutes” at http://www.fullmetaljackieradio.com

CHECK OUT GWAR ON THE WEB
http://www.gwar.net
http://www.gwarbq.com
http://www.youtube.com/gwar
http://www.metalblade.tv/tv
http://www.facebook.com/gwar

Legacy of Disorder’s ‘Last Man Standing’ is Pure Metal Magic

With a siren’s wail, Legacy of Disorder opens up their latest effort, Last Man Standing. The sheer relentlessness of the first song, Thorns, tells the listener loud and clear what this experience will be about: pure metal onslaught. In the vein of Slayer, Testament, Exodus, and any number of powerful metal outfits, New Zealand now has Legacy of Disorder who are in fact creating their own legacy.

Although most of its members hail from New Zealand, fast-rising metallists Legacy of Disorder’s sound largely resembles the power metal that such renowned US bands like Pantera perfected and popularized. And as you’ll discover with their second release overall, ‘Last Man Standing’, it is only a matter of time until
Legacy of Disorder takes their rightful spot alongside the top modern day metal acts. “We think our style fits in well with today’s metal scene,” explains the group’s lead singer, James Robinson. “We have elements of a wide range of metal – all into one robust unit. Legacy of Disorder shows in a lot of ways the evolution of this genre, but with a unique sound that no one can replicate.”

With tunes such as Punish All, March to Death, Last Man Standing, Impaler, and Warrior Gene, there is no mistaking the subject matter as light listening. That is not say that LoD does not have an excellent sense of melody- but everything has its place. Legacy seem to be very concerned with ‘in your face’ metal at maximum volume. Lyrically there is no pussyfooting either. Brutal, direct, punishing, and violent the imagery created is of your favorite comic book fight scenes come to life before your eyes. Their execution of rythym to anchor their tunes while the guitars wail and crunch works extremely well, especially with some peppered in sound effects or ‘movie-like’ sound bites, thus creating a cinematic experience.

Alongside Robinson, Legacy of Disorder consists of fellow New Zealanders Rana Freilich (lead guitarist) and Jason Keill (bass), as well as Texas native Matt Thompson (drums). And there’s a reason why the lone star state provided the group with Thompson – Legacy of
Disorder has formed a tight bond with Dallas-based producer Sterling Winfield, who has worked in the past with Pantera, Damageplan, and Hellyeah. “Naturally, being fans of Pantera, we wanted to work with the same mastermind behind the scenes of such a great band,” points out Freilich. “After doing our demo here in New Zealand, we wanted the album to be the best it could, so we jumped on a plane, headed to Dallas, got stuck in with Sterling on our debut album [2008′ self-titled release] – which sounds great – and have been friends
and worked together ever since.””Sterling always keeps us on our toes, which is great in a studio environment, and draws the best out of each member – which is why we chose to work with Sterling again. This being our second album with Sterling, it felt like we were all on the same page. As a whole, there are many awesome memories – Rana’s noise gate pedal’s ridiculous battery consumption, James’
pantless antics, the bands’ ridiculous coffee consumption, and more laughs and funny stuff than you can shake a stick at. We think Sterling really got a taste of us Kiwis in our own environment!”

And as evidenced by such hard-hitting standout tracks as “Break,” “March to Death,” and the album’s title tune, the quartet is certainly starting to hit its metallic stride. “We would have to
say that we really enjoy all of the songs equally,” admits Keill. “It’s so hard to pick a favorite when you have worked on something that you have poured a lot of time and emotion into. Each song has moments that make my hair stand on end. It’s kind of like asking,’Which of your children do you like the best?'”
As one would figure from the explosiveness of their recordings thus
far, Legacy of Disorder is one ferocious live beast when they hit the stage, which Thompson confirms, when asked what can fans expect from catching the band live. “A high energy, hard-hitting precision live
set, showcasing each band member’s ability and presence, equating to a brutal live show. We look forward to setting in motion a tour for North America very soon.”

Pittsburgher’s can catch Legacy of Disorder when they play with DevilDriver and GWAR at Mr. Small’s in Millvale Nov. 26

NEW ZEALAND’S LEGACY OF DISORDER NEW ALBUM- STREAMING NOW

LEGACY OF DISORDER’s new album, Last Man Standing, hits stores in the United States yesterday with Black Orchard Music. In celebration of this release, Stereokiller.com is streaming the album in full right now. Head over and listen to the entire album before you buy. Last Man Standing is available for purchase now via iTunes, Amazon, or your local music retailer. Visit www.heresthemetal.com or www.recordstoreday.com to see where the CD is on sale near you.

As they did with their 2008 demo, the band tapped Dallas-based producer Sterling Winfield for Last Man Standing, who has worked in the past with Pantera, Damageplan, and Hellyeah. The band builds on their signature sound which largely resembles the power metal that such renowned U.S. bands like Pantera perfected and popularized.

Also in celebration of yesterday’s release, Guitar World Magazine and Revolver Magazine are each giving away an ESP LTD MH Series electric guitar. Head to GuitarWorld.com and Revolvermag.com to enter for either contest, and make sure to catch LEGACY OF DISORDER performing exclusively with ESP guitars this fall.

As mentioned just above, LEGACY OF DISORDER will hit the road this fall, joining GWAR, DevilDriver and Cancer Bats on a month and a half long tour (Pittsburgh 11/26 at Mr. Smalls). The tour kicks off on Friday, October 12th in Philadelphia, PA and hits several major U.S. cities, coming to a close in its kick-off state on Monday, November 26th in Pittsburgh, PA.

See below for all current LEGACY OF DISORDER tour dates and stay tuned for more updates coming soon.

FATE OR CHAOS TOUR with GWAR, DevilDriver & Cancer Bats
10/12 Philadelphia, PA @ Electric Factory
10/14 Clifton Park, NY @ Northern Lights
10/15 New Haven, CT @ Toad’s Place
10/16 Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
10/18 Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
10/19 Ybor City, FL @ The Ritz Ybor
10/20 Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ Revolution
10/22 Charlotte, NC @ Amos’ Southend
10/24 New Orleans, LA @ House of Blues
10/25 Austin, TX @ Emo’s
10/26 Dallas, TX @ House of Blues
10/27 Houston, TX @ House of Blues
10/31 Denver, CO @ Summit Music Hall
11/1 Albuquerque, NM @ Sunshine Theater
11/2 Tempe, AZ @ The Marquee
11/3 Santa Ana, CA @ The Observatory
11/4 West Hollywood, CA @ House of Blues
11/5 Santa Cruz, CA @ The Catalyst
11/6 Sacramento, CA @ Ace of Spades
11/8 Boise, ID @ Knitting Factory
11/9 Portland, OR @ Roseland Theater
11/10 Seattle, WA @ Showbox SODO
11/11 Spokane, WA @ Knitting Factory
11/12 Vancouver, BC @ Vogue Theater
11/14 Edmonton, AB @ Edmonton Events Centre
11/15 Calgary, AB @ MacEwan Hall Ballroom
11/16 Saskatoon, SK @ Odeon Events Centre
11/17 Winnipeg, MB @ The Garrick Center
11/18 Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue
11/20 Grand Rapids, MI @ The Intersection
11/21 Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave
11/23 Detroit, MI @ Harpo’s
11/24 Toronto, ON @ Sound Academy
11/26 Millvale, PA @ Mr. Smalls Theater

New Zealand’s LEGACY OF DISORDER To Release Last Man Standing 9/18/ Hit Pittsburgh 11/26 with GWAR and DevilDriver

New Zealand heavy metal export LEGACY OF DISORDER is pleased to announce the North American release of their new album, Last Man Standing, with Black Orchard Music on September 18, 2012. The band builds on their signature sound which largely resembles the power metal that such renowned U.S. bands like Pantera perfected and popularized. As they did with their 2008 demo, the band tapped Dallas-based producer Sterling Winfield for Last Man Standing, who has worked in the past with Pantera, Damageplan, and Hellyeah.
New Zealand

As one would figure from the explosiveness of their recordings thus far, LEGACY OF DISORDER is one ferocious live beast when they hit the stage. In celebration of the release of their new album, the band will join GWAR, DevilDriver and Cancer Bats on tour this fall. The tour kicks off on Friday, October 12th in Philadelphia, PA and hits several major U.S. cities, coming to a close in its kick-off state on Monday, November 26th in Pittsburgh, PA.

“We can’t wait to get back on the road. This upcoming tour will be killer! It’s an honour to be back on tour with the mighty GWAR,” states guitarist Rana Freilich. “The line-up is brilliant with DevilDriver and Cancer Bats joining in on the festivities. The timing couldn’t be better with our new album Last Man Standing being released September 18th, followed up with such a badass tour. The band is pumped and can’t wait to throw down the new material on stage. There will be no holds barred.”

It is only a matter of time until LEGACY OF DISORDER takes their rightful spot alongside the top modern day metal acts. “We think our style fits in well with today’s metal scene,” explains lead singer James Robinson. “We have elements of a wide range of metal – all into one robust unit. LEGACY OF DISORDER shows in a lot of ways the evolution of this genre, but with a unique sound that no one can replicate.”

See below for all current LEGACY OF DISORDER tour dates and stay tuned for more updates coming soon.

FATE OR CHAOS TOUR with GWAR, DevilDriver & Cancer Bats
10/12 Philadelphia, PA @ Electric Factory
10/14 Clifton Park, NY @ Northern Lights
10/15 New Haven, CT @ Toad’s Place
10/16 Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
10/18 Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
10/19 Ybor City, FL @ The Ritz Ybor
10/20 Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ Revolution
10/22 Charlotte, NC @ Amos’ Southend
10/24 New Orleans, LA @ House of Blues
10/25 Austin, TX @ Emo’s
10/26 Dallas, TX @ House of Blues
10/27 Houston, TX @ House of Blues
10/31 Denver, CO @ Summit Music Hall
11/1 Albuquerque, NM @ Sunshine Theater
11/2 Tempe, AZ @ The Marquee
11/3 Santa Ana, CA @ The Observatory
11/4 West Hollywood, CA @ House of Blues
11/5 Santa Cruz, CA @ The Catalyst
11/6 Sacramento, CA @ Ace of Spades
11/8 Boise, ID @ Knitting Factory
11/9 Portland, OR @ Roseland Theater
11/10 Seattle, WA @ Showbox SODO
11/11 Spokane, WA @ Knitting Factory
11/12 Vancouver, BC @ Vogue Theater
11/14 Edmonton, AB @ Edmonton Events Centre
11/15 Calgary, AB @ MacEwan Hall Ballroom
11/16 Saskatoon, SK @ Odeon Events Centre
11/17 Winnipeg, MB @ The Garrick Center
11/18 Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue
11/20 Grand Rapids, MI @ The Intersection
11/21 Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave
11/23 Detroit, MI @ Harpo’s
11/24 Toronto, ON @ Sound Academy
11/26 Millvale, PA @ Mr. Smalls Theater

New Zealand’s LEGACY OF DISORDER: NEW ALBUM ‘Last Man Standing’ 9/18 in Pittsburgh 11/26 with GWAR

New Zealand heavy metal export LEGACY OF DISORDER is pleased to announce the North American release of their new album, Last Man Standing, with Black Orchard Music on September 18, 2012. The band builds on their signature sound which largely resembles the power metal that such renowned U.S. bands like Pantera perfected and popularized. As they did with their 2008 demo, the band tapped Dallas-based producer Sterling Winfield for Last Man Standing, who has worked in the past with Pantera, Damageplan, and Hellyeah.

As one would figure from the explosiveness of their recordings thus far, LEGACY OF DISORDER is one ferocious live beast when they hit the stage. In celebration of the release of their new album, the band will join GWAR, DevilDriver and Cancer Bats on tour this fall. The tour kicks off on Friday, October 12th in Philadelphia, PA and hits several major U.S. cities, coming to a close in its kick-off state on Monday, November 26th in Pittsburgh, PA.

“We can’t wait to get back on the road. This upcoming tour will be killer! It’s an honour to be back on tour with the mighty GWAR,” states guitarist Rana Freilich. “The line-up is brilliant with DevilDriver and Cancer Bats joining in on the festivities. The timing couldn’t be better with our new album Last Man Standing being released September 18th, followed up with such a badass tour. The band is pumped and can’t wait to throw down the new material on stage. There will be no holds barred.”

It is only a matter of time until LEGACY OF DISORDER takes their rightful spot alongside the top modern day metal acts. “We think our style fits in well with today’s metal scene,” explains lead singer James Robinson. “We have elements of a wide range of metal – all into one robust unit. LEGACY OF DISORDER shows in a lot of ways the evolution of this genre, but with a unique sound that no one can replicate.”