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BL’AST! – An Unreleased Recording Session Brought To Life By Dave Grohl

Posted in hardcore, hardcore metal, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , on July 5, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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Set For September Release Via Southern Lord

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As far as stories of lost and found recorded material go, few tales can be told where all the pieces of the puzzle come together in fortunate ways, resulting in a brand new recording that surprised even the band themselves.

Having formed in 1982, infamous Santa Cruz hardcore legends BL’AST! released their first album, The Power of Expression in 1985. This debut blew everyone away and went on to become one of the highly sought after, “must- have” hardcore albums of the ‘80s. BL’AST! was beyond intense, continually pushing the boundaries of hardcore with their advanced musicianship, unstoppable energetic delivery and explosive live performances. This overwhelming power caught the attention of SST records, who released the band’s second album, It’s In My Blood in 1987.

Their third LP, Take The Manic Ride, was then released by the label in 1989. BL’AST!‘s wide-eyed, ambitious approach and intense perseverance became an influence for many bands to come. Shortly after the release of Take The Manic Ride, the band broke up and their story was buried by time and dust….UNTIL NOW!

Earlier this year BL’AST! guitarist Mike Neider contacted Southern Lord with news that he had found some mysterious old BL’AST! master tapes in an abandoned storage locker. Greg Anderson, a BL’AST! fanatic, wasted no time in sending the tapes to a studio to be baked. Needless to say, after 25 years gathering dust, the quality had deteriorated. Still, nobody could have anticipated what would follow. With the audio digitized, Southern Lord contacted fellow longtime BL’AST! fiend, Dave Grohl about mixing this recording, his response was an enthusiastic “FUCK YEAH!, LETS DO THIS”!

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Whilst inside Grohl’s famous 606 Studios (and with the Neve console as featured in the recent Grohl produced documentary Sound City) an astonishing discovery was made; a completely unheard, unreleased BL’AST! recording session from the mid-‘80s.

The lineup of the band at the time of the recording included second guitarist William Duvall (from Neon Christ, and now the current vocalist for Alice In Chains) who had moved from his hometown of Atlanta out to Santa Cruz on a tip from mutual friends, Corrosion of Conformity, to join the band. Unfortunately, his tenure with BL’AST! was short-lived and no recordings from that lineup were ever released.

From the thunderous bass intro of “Only Time Will Tell” to the apocalyptic warnings of “It’s In My Blood,” the album completely rips and rages from start to finish. All parties involved were completely amazed at how vibrant, unique and fresh this newly discovered material sounded. All things considered, it is miraculous the record survived this long and that everyone who was involved in bringing this recording to life, could be. Everything fell into place, when it could have easily crumbled along the way. This record is a time capsule that is meant to be heard!

There is no doubt in our minds that Blood! will be a crucial purchase for any current hardcore fiend as well as punk/hardcore fans who loved the band back in the day. START THE MACHINE!

Blood will see release via Southern Lord in North America on September 3, 2013. Stay tuned for further details to be unearthed. For now, check out a brand new visual trailer including the cover art for Blood! and more RIGHT HERE.

BL'AST! - Blood! - promo banner pic - 2013

(Source: Earsplit PR)

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LONG LIVE BL’AST!

LONG LIVE DAVE GROHL.

Stone.

COUNTERPARTS – 3rd Studio Album Releases July 23rd, Via Victory Records

Posted in hardcore, hardcore bands, hardcore metal, Metal, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , on June 10, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

Counterparts - The Difference Between Hell and Home - promo coverAlbum Photography by Stephanie Mill

COUNTERPARTS has the Hardcore world waiting in anticipation for their third studio album, The Difference Between Hell and Home, which is set for a July 23rd release. Heartbreaking and honest, chaotic yet purposeful, fans can expect the same spitting aggression and emotive lyricism they’ve come to appreciate from COUNTERPARTS, magnified and turned all the way up.

Vocalist, Brendan Murphy comments, “There was so much preparation, thought, hard work, whatever you want to call it put into this record. We spent more time on these songs than I can even remember, and we couldn’t be happier with how it turned out. It’s everything we’ve ever done so far, but better. If you give a shit about Counterparts, you will like this record.”

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COUNTERPARTS:

Brendan Murphy – Vocals

Jesse Doreen – Guitar

Alex Re – Guitar

Eric Bazinet – Bass

Kelly Bilan – Drums

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You can now pre-order the new album, on CD or LP (100 Green/ 400 Grey Putty).
Buy it here:
http://www.victorymerch.com/store/counterparts/packages

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For more info on COUNTERPARTS, click on the links below!

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LONG LIVE COUNTERPARTS.

Stone.

HATEBREED – Video Recording Of Fan Chat With Jamey Jasta Is Streaming Online! New Album Info And Tour Dates!

Posted in hardcore, hardcore metal, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , on December 24, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

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The recording of the 1 hour fan chat with HATEBREED’s Jamey Jasta that took place December 19th is now available for streaming! Check out the first album trailer in which Jamey Jasta is talking about the new album’s artwork! The lyric video for the first single off the album, “Put It To The Torch”, can be viewed at THIS location! The Divinity Of Purpose will be released on January 25, 2013 via Nuclear Blast. The CD and vinyl versions of the album are also available for pre-order HERE! Check all tour dates HERE!

Hatebreed. Photo by Alex Solca.

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(Source: Nuclear Blast Records)

For more info on HATEBREED, click on the links below!

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LONG LIVE JAMEY JASTA.

LONG LIVE HATEBREED.

Stone.

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