#MountRushmoreOfMetal

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TOP VOCALISTS

  1. Ronnie James Dio
  2. Freddie Mercury (Queen)
  3. Robert Plant (Led Zeppelin)
  4. Maria Brink (In This Moment)
  5. James Hetfield (Metallica)
  6. Phil Anselmo (Pantera, Down)
  7. Joe Duplantier (Gojira)
  8. Peter Steele (Type O Negative)
  9. King Diamond (Mercyful Fate)
  10. Karyn Crisis (Ephel Duath)
  11. Axl Rose (Guns N’ Roses)
  12. Corey Taylor (Slipknot, Stone Sour)
  13. Burton C Bell (Fear Factory)
  14. TIE – Dave Vincent (Morbid Angel) & Rob Halford (Judas Priest)
  1. Elize Ryd (Amaranthe)
  2. Max Cavalera (Sepultura, Soulfly)
  3. Matt Barlow (Ashes Of Ares, Iced Earth)
  4. Geoff Tate (Queensryche)
  5. TIE – Chris Barnes (Six Feet Under, Cannibal Corpse) & Klaus Meine (Scorpions)
  1. Doro Pesch (Warlock)
  2. Nell Sigland (Theatre Of Tragedy)

TOP GUITARISTS

  1. Darrell “Dimebag” Abbott (Pantera, DamagePlan)
  2. Jimmy Page (Led Zeppelin)
  3. Slash (Guns N’ Roses)
  4. Carlos Santana
  5. Steve Vai
  6. Dave Mustaine (Megadeth)
  7. Tony Iommi (Black Sabbbath)
  8. Chuck Schuldiner (Death)
  9. TIE – Richie Blackmore (Deep Purple) & Zakk Wylde (Black Label Society, Ozzy Osbourne)
  1. TIE – Brendan Small (Dethklok) & Randy Rhoads (Ozzy Osbourne)
  1. Jeff Hanneman (Slayer)
  2. Michael Rock
  3. Steve Smythe (One Machine)
  4. Yngwie Malmsteen
  5. Glenn Tipton (Judas Priest)

TOP BASSISTS

  1. Les Claypool (Primus)
  2. Cliff Burton (Metallica)
  3. Geddy Lee (Rush)
  4. Justin Chancellor (Tool)
  5. Lemmy Kilmister (Motorhead)
  6. Geezer Butler (Black Sabbath)
  7. Steve Harris (Iron Maiden)
  8. Victor Wooten (Bela Fleck & the Flecktones)
  9. Jason Newsted (Metallica, Voivod)
  10. Erik Torp
  11. Paul Gray (Slipknot)
  12. Tom Araya (Slayer)

TOP DRUMMISTS

  1. John Bonham (Led Zeppelin)
  2. Rik Johnson
  3. Lars Ulrich (Metallica)
  4. Alex Van Halen
  5. Mike Portnoy (Dream Theater)
  6. Neil Peart (Rush)
  7. Gene Hoglan (Strapping Young Lad, Dethklok, Dark Angel)
  8. Dave Lombardo (Slayer, Grip Inc)
  9. Joey Jordison (Scar The Martyr, Slipknot)
  10. John Densmore (The Doors)
  11. Jimmy Sullivan (Avenged Sevenfold)
  12. Sean Kinney (Alice In Chains)
  13. Charlie Benante (Anthrax)
  14. Danny Schuler (Biohazard)
  15. Vinnie Paul Abbott (Pantera, DamagePlan, Hellyeah)
  16. Igor Cavalera (Sepultura, Cavalera Conspiracy)
  17. Raymond Herrera (Fear Factory)
  18. Tony Williams
  19. Janet Weiss (Sleater-Kinney)
  20. Jesse Beahler (Rings Of Saturn, Jungle Rot)

TOP 10 OVERALL

  1. Ronnie James Dio
  2. Freddie Mercury
  3. Robert Plant
  4. Maria Brink
  5. James Hetfield
  6. Darrell “Dimebag” Abbott
  7. Phil Anselmo
  8. Joe Duplantier
  9. John Bonham
  10. Jimmy Page

2015 #MountRushmoreOfMetal

Vocals: Ronnie James Dio

Guitarist: Darrell “Dimebag” Abbott

Bassist: Les Claypool

Drummist: John Bonham

Rex Brown (PANTERA, DOWN, KILL DEVIL HILL) in NYC Tonight

Rex Brown In-store Appearance

Rex Brown – Debut Hartke Appearance!

When: Thursday, Sept. 19th 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Where: Sam Ash Music, NYC – 333 W. 34th Street New York, NY

Upon joining Hartke’s roster of artists, famed bassist Rex Brown (Pantera/Down/Kill Devil Hill) will make his Hartke debut at Sam Ash Music in New York City.

Rex will demonstrate why he now uses Hartke on stage and in the studio, as well as some famous riffs from throughout his career.

He will also hold a Q&A and meet-and-greet/signing session with audience members.

More info: http://www.samsontech.com/artists/rex-brown

Click here for details!

KILL DEVIL HILL Sign To CENTURY MEDIA; New Album Soon

CENTURY MEDIA RECORDS are proud to announce the signing of KILL DEVIL HILL to their family of artists. The band – REX BROWN [PANTERA], VINNY APPICE [DIO, BLACK SABBATH, HEAVEN AND HELL], MARK ZAVON and DEWEY BRAGG – have signed a multi-album deal for North America and will make their CENTURY MEDIA debut with the release of their sophomore record this fall.

“It’s a real pleasure being on a label that feels like home!” says REX BROWN of the signing.

“Since day one with CENTURY MEDIA, it’s been great knowing that they have the same mutual beliefs and goals that we do – to keep hard rock and metal alive and kicking, and to bring our music to as many fans as we can! These guys have the best track record around when it comes to hard rock and metal music, and it’s great to know that we’re on the same page and striving for the same things!”

Kill Devil Hill promo (2013)

KILL DEVIL HILL (from left to right): REX BROWN, MARK ZAVON, DEWEY BRAGG & VINNY APPICE

Featuring PANTERA bassist REX BROWN, former DIO, BLACK SABBATH and HEAVEN AND HELL drummer Vinny Appice, ex-PISSING RAZORS singer DEWEY BRAGG and acclaimed session/touring guitarist MARK ZAVON, KILL DEVIL HILL will be touring this fall to preview their new studio release. More details to follow in the coming weeks.

KILL DEVIL HILL online:

www.killdevilhillmusic.com

facebook.com/killdevilhillmusic

twitter.com/klldvlhll

PHILIP H. ANSELMO & THE ILLEGALS Exclusive Listening/Release Party

Logo_somLegendary vocalist PHILIP H. ANSELMO and his backing band, THE ILLEGALS, are streaming the new music video for the track Bedridden from the singer’s long-awaited solo debut album Walk Through Exits Only. You can watch the Matt Faust directed video exclusively at Metal Hammer UK.

Walk Through Exits Only was recorded by Steven Berrigan (DOWN) and mastered by Scott Hull (PIG DESTROYER, NILE, GODFLESH).

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To request tunes on the big radio program, Tweet #DeathThreatsComplaints to @TheWeldingRoom

  • Music Media Is My Whore
  • Battalion of Zero
  • Betrayed
  • Usurper Bastard’s Rant
  • Walk Through Exits Only
  • Bedroom Destroyer
  • Bedridden
  • Irrelevant Walls and Computer Screens

The album will be released by Season of Mist on July 19 in partnership with
Philip H. Anselmo’s own Housecore Records and is available in digipak CD format, as well as various coloured LPs including a grey with red haze LP which is limited to 150 copies and available exclusively on the Season of Mist e-shop.

Exclusive Listening/Release Party at Duff’s in Williamsburg, Brooklyn

Saturday, July 13 at 10pm

Must be 21or older with ID

Full details on flyer below!

Photo: Philip H. Anselmo & the Illegals “Walk Through Exits Only” Exclusive Listening And Release Party at Duff's in Brooklyn. July 13th, 10PM, 21 + with ID. Full details on flyer below!

MACHINE HEAD Announce New Bassist

It is with great pride and excitement that Machine Head announce Jared MacEachern as their new bass player.  Jared has already begun rehearsals for the upcoming Rockstar Mayhem U.S. summer festival tour and will soon relocate from North Carolina to Northern California to begin pre-production for Machine Head’s upcoming 8th studio release.

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MacEachern auditioning for Machine Head

Some fans might remember MacEachern from 2007’s The Black Tyranny Tour, playing with his previous band Sanctity.  Machine Head, challenged to find a fill-in bass player for the North American tour after an injury sidelined their then-4-stringer, also found themselves in need of someone to sing harmony with singer/guitarist Robb Flynn.

Flynn remembers, “We had locked in Brandon Sigmund of local boys Hostility to play bass on that tour, but we soon realized we’d need someone to hit the high harmonies. Our A&R guy Monte Conner recommended Jared since he was already on the tour, and that ended up being a great call.  Jared flew out a few days before the tour and rehearsed with us and did great. What was most impressive about the whole thing was that he was doing double duty – opening for Machine Head with his band at the time Sanctity, and then later singing with us. He would stay sober until after our set, and often get in the van and drive all night. His seriousness and dedication was awesome to see and it stuck with us.”

Earlier this year, Machine Head conducted an extensive search for candidates through various channels, the most fruitful of which proved to be video submissions. Sifting through more than 400 videos, the band personally reviewed and evaluated everyone’s performances, including MacEachern, who made the short list without a second thought. image002

Lead guitarist Phil Demmel recalls, “There were dozens of amazing players, and it was interesting to watch each one take on our tunes. One of our biggest criteria for this gig was to be able to sing the high harmonies. That was our litmus test. And Jared passed with flying colors.”

After reviewing all of the submissions, the band narrowed down the 400+ candidates to a short list of 7, each of whom took a trip to Oakland to perform a handful of songs in person and spend the day hanging with the band.

Remembers Drummer Dave McClain, “Jared came in to the audition and just killed it!  Besides being able to nail the bass and vocal harmonies, he also had the vibe and personality to make it feel like we were a BAND again. It was a great feeling and we all knew he was the guy.”

MacEachern first picked up concert bass at 12 and around the same time, discovered metal.

Jared recalls, “I heard the song Unforgiven and really liked it. The next day my friend gave me Kill ‘Em All and it was over. I became completely enamored with all the metal bands of that time; Metallica, Megadeth, Slayer and Pantera, but when it came to bass, it was all about Cliff Burton, he was, and is my dude.”

Beautiful Mourning

Jared’s Audition Videos:

This Is The End

Halo

With a brief stint at the Brevard School for Music Performance, Jared consistently played bass for the past 22 years, most notably in Sanctity, where oddly enough, the band needed a guitar player.

“That was purely out of necessity” he explains, “I’d been a bass player, but that gig opened up and I gave it a shot on the 6-stringer.”

Sanctity Wiki: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sanctity_(band)

Beneath The Machine

After extensive global touring with Sanctity and the birth of his daughter in 2007, the band’s release from their label ignited Jared’s sense of responsibility and he quit the band to focus on her.  But music stayed a part of his life and he continued to jam locally throughout the south with death metal bands From A Dig and Telic, until he saw Machine Head were in need and thought he’d try out.

Frontman Robb Flynn reflects, “We really wanted a guy that was hungry for this, someone who could live and breathe this with us. Dave would joke around that we didn’t want to get someone too green that’d be like ‘oh my god, is this a dressing room?!’, but we also didn’t want someone who was too jaded by the whole thing and ‘been there done that’. We thought the perfect guy would be someone who’d paid some dues, who had done 9 or 10 crummy van tours, and wasn’t broken by that, but inspired to keep going and play music, and in many ways that was Jared. I mean hell, the guy’s only rode in a bus for two nights, one of which was with us! It brings a really cool level of appreciation to the table, and it shows where his heart’s at”

Jared enthuses, “I’m ready to get to work!  This tour is going to kick ass and the new tunes are heavy as shit! I’m SO looking forward to making good music with good dudes!”

FORBES MAGAZINE: PHILIP H. ANSELMO On The Comeback of Vinyl Records

Earlier last week, Forbes Magazine posted an in-depth piece on the comeback of vinyl and Record Store Day, written by Tim Clark. In a time where people are quick to label the current state of the music industry as “failing” or “experiencing a downfall”, Tim Clark points out that the independent record store experience illustrates otherwise.

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Down vocalist and Housecore Records CEO Philip H. Anselmo was interviewed for the piece, and gave his personal thoughts on the rise in record store activity and how it supports growth in the music business and community. As one of the leading voices of the recent indie label and independent music takeover, Forbes looked to Anselmo has a voice of authority.

From Forbes piece:

“When he was younger, Anselmo used to constantly scour underground record stores and to this day still believes in the vinyl format. ‘Record Store Day promotes this type of passion of having the actual product in your hand instead of just a download,’ said Anselmo. ‘I love having the full album, art, lyrics and I think vinyl sounds better. And as a label owner, it makes me happy to see that people slowly but surely want to have this tangible copy in their hands instead of a free [expletive] download, which is driving me [expletive] bananas.’ Record Store Day is now celebrated on the third Saturday every April is the one day that all of the independently owned record stores come together with artists to celebrate the art of music.”

Forbes calls Record Store Day, ‘an industry phenomenon.’

To read the full article, visit this direct location.

BATTLECROSS Name Shannon Lucas Session Drummer

BATTLECROSS completed work on their sophomore album, which will be due out this summer during their tour as part of the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival. Recording has been completed and the finishing touches are being applied to the tracks and art. During tracking, one of metal’s most acclaimed drummers, Shannon Lucas, stepped in as the session drummer for the album.

Lucas comments:

“Being a fan of Battlecross, it is an honor to be a part of their new record. I can’t wait for the world to hear this album.”

Producer Eyal Levi adds,

“I am so beyond excited for the chance to produce Shannon Lucas on the new Battlecross record. He’s one of the true BEASTS of metal drumming. The man’s skills are literally untouchable. Combine that with a badass rising star of a band and I think we’ve got the makings of a crushing record!”

As previously announced, Kevin Talley will be stepping in to play drums for the band on their two upcoming live performances, the New England Metal & Hardcore Fest (4/19) and the Orion Music & More Festival (6/08-6/09). Drummer Mike Kreger has parted ways with the band to focus on some new opportunities and attend to personal business. BATTLECROSS will announce their new permanent member once a final decision has been made.

The album, scheduled to be released in early summer, also features a guest guitar solo by Producer Jason Suecof, and will be mastered by Joey Vera of Armored Saint. Vera also mastered the band’s cover of Pantera’s Fucking Hostile, which was released as a single last summer.

BATTLECROSS
04/19 Worcester, MA Palladium – New England Metal & Hardcore Festival
06/08-09 Detroit, MI Belle Isle Park – Orion Music + More Festival w/ Metallica
06/27 Las Vegas, NV Cheyenne Saloon
w/ Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Fest 2013
06/29 San Bernardino, CA San Manuel Amphitheater
06/30 Mountain View, CA Shoreline Amphitheatre
07/02 Nampa, ID Idaho Center Amphitheatre
07/03 Auburn, WA White River Amphitheatre
07/05 Phoenix, AZ Desert Sky Pavilion
07/06 Albuquerque, NM Isleta Amphitheatre
07/07 Englewood, CO Fiddler’s Green Ampitheatre
07/09 Grand Rapids, MI The Intersection w/ Children of Bodom, Amon Amarth, Behemoth, Job for a Cowboy, Huntress
07/10 Toronto, ON Molson Canadian Amphitheatre
07/12 Burgettstown, PA First Niagara Pavilion
07/13 Scranton, PA Toyota Pavilion
07/14 Darien Center, NY Darien Lake Performing Arts Center
07/16 Mansfield, MA Comcast Center
07/17 Bangor, ME Bangor Waterfront
07/19 Camden, NJ Susquehanna Bank Center
07/20 Saratoga Springs, NY Saratoga Performing Arts Center
07/21 Hartford, CT The Comcast Theatre
07/22 New York, NY Saint Vitus w/ Huntress
07/23 Holmdel, NJ PNC Bank Arts Center
07/24 Bristow, VA Jiffy Lube Live
07/26 Noblesville, IN Klipsch Music Center
07/27 Tinley Park, IL First Midwest Bank Ampitheatre
07/28 Clarkston, MI DTE Energy Music Theatre
07/29 Louisville, KY Expo Five w/ Children of Bodom, Amon Amarth, Emmure, Motionless In White, Born of Osiris, Job for a Cowboy, Huntress
07/30 Atlanta, GA Lakewood Amphitheatre
07/31 Tampa, FL Live Nation Amphitheatre
08/02 Austin, TX TBA
08/03 The Woodlands, TX Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
08/04 Dallas, TX Gexa Energy Pavilion
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08/07 Sauget, IL Pop’s w/ Amon Amarth, Children of Bodom, Huntress
08/08 Nashville, TN Marathon Music Works w/ Amon Amarth, Children of Bodom, Huntress
08/09 Cleveland, OH Peabody’s w/ Amon Amarth, Children of Bodom, Huntress

http://battlecrossmetal.com/
https://www.facebook.com/battlecrossmetal
https://twitter.com/battlecross
http://www.metalblade.com/battlecross/

 

IMMINENT SONIC DESTRUCTION Premiere New Video

ISD completed work on a video for the song Monster. Click on the album artwork image to view

Earlier this year IMMINENT SONIC DESTRUCTION released their debut Recurring Themes. The album was produced by Roy Z (Halford, Bruce Dickinson), and features nine original tracks that showcase the band’s vocal harmonies soaring over original progressive-metal riffing, melodic compositions and the rhythms of ex-Tiles drummer, Pat DeLeon. Recurring Themes was financed entirely by the band andis available for purchase via the band’s websiteiTunesAmazonCD Baby, Lasers EdgeDearborn Music and is now available through Nightmare Records.

As a special holiday gift for their fans ISD is having a 50 percent off sale on everything in their “destructStore” including their debut album Recurring Themes. Check out the sale and pick up your ISD merchandise HERE.

IMMINENT SONIC DESTRUCTION is the brainchild of Detroit-based guitarist, vocalist and metal innovator Tony Piccoli. Influenced by the raw power of bands such as Strapping Young Lad, Meshuggah and Pantera , as well as the disciplined complexities of progressive groups like Dream Theater and GenesisPiccoli set out to change the face of metal. His blend of crushing guitars, ethereal overtones, a combination of vocal styles and wonderful melody are wrapped in subtly complex time signatures, skull-crushing guitar riffs, and melodic hooks so memorable that you will need surgery to get these songs out of your head.

IMMINENT SONIC DESTRUCTION:

Tony Piccoli – Lead Vocals, Guitars

Pat DeLeon – Drums, Percussion

Scott Thompson – Guitars, Vocals

Pete Hopersberger – Keyboards, Vocals

Bryan Paxton – Bass, Vocals

For more information on Imminent Sonic Destruction, please visit:

www.imminentsonicdestruction.com

www.facebook.com/imminentsonicdestruction

www.reverbnation.com/imminentsonicdestruction

Phil Anselmo Vs. Warbeast: WAR OF THE GARGANTUAS! Pre-Order Now

Four War of the Gargantuas EP Bundles Available – Each Include a Signed, Personalized Gift from PHILIP ANSELMO

Ho Ho… Housecore!

Can’t think of what to give your heavy metal buddies this holiday season?

HOUSECORE RECORDS is offering fans the ultimate gift deals just in time for the holidays, each featuring a personalized autographed gift from PHILIP ANSELMO himself!

Head to www.thehousecorestore.com and pre-order the War of the Gargantuas split EP in four different bundle pack options.

ALL BUNDLES come with a personalized, autographed gift from PHILIP ANSELMO. Also, CDs and vinyl LPs with the bundles are HOUSECORE RECORDS roster titles.

1) $20 – pre-order War of the Gargantuas and get THREE CDs of your choice – Direct Link

2) $30 – pre-order War of the Gargantuas and get TWO vinyl LPs of your choice – Direct Link

3) $32 – pre-order War of the Gargantuas and get THREE CDs of your choice, ONE Housecore patch and ONE Housecore T-shirt – Direct Link

4) $42 – pre-order War of the Gargantuas and get TWO vinyl LPs of your choice, ONE Housecore patch and ONE Housecore T-shirt – Direct Link

Head to www.thehousecorestore.com now and get your pre-order while this deal is still on!

War of the Gargantuas is the latest offering from legendary PanteraSuperjoint Ritual and DOWN vocalist PHILIP ANSELMO and Texas thrashers WARBEAST.

The split EP hits stores on January 8, 2013 and will include two songs from each artist. This album serves as the first release of any solo work by PHILIP ANSELMO during the span of his nearly 30-year legacy. Also, the two WARBEAST tracks on the split feature former bassist Alan Bovee before his amicable departure from the band. Since then, Dre Karst has joined on bass.

PHILIP H. ANSELMO & THE ILLEGALS:

Philip H. Anselmo – Vocals

Marzi Montazeri – Guitars

Bennett Bartley – Bass

Joe Gonzalez – Drums

WARBEAST:

Bruce Corbitt – Vocals

Scott Shelby – Lead Guitar

Joe Gonzalez – Drums

Bobby Tillotson Jr. – Lead Guitar

Alan Bovee – Bass

Catch WARBEAST on the road with DOWN this winter.

The Weed & Speed Tour: West Coast Throwdown in the Year of XIII kicks off on January 11, 2013 in Houston, TX at Warehouse Live. See below for all dates, including the War of the Gargantuas release party on January 5 at The Rail Club in Fort Worth, TX.

DOWN and WARBEAST 2013 U.S. Tour Dates:

1/5 – Fort Worth, TX @ The Rail Club (WARBEAST ONLY, War of the Gargantuas Release Show)

1/11 – Houston, TX @ Warehouse Live – Ballroom

1/12 – San Antonio, TX @ Backstage Live

1/14 – Tempe, AZ @ The Marquee

1/15 – Las Vegas, NV @ Fremont Country Club

1/16 – West Hollywood, CA @ Key Club

1/18 – Anaheim, CA @ City National Grove of Anaheim

1/19 – Sacramento, CA @ Ace of Spades

1/20 – San Francisco, CA @ Regency Ballroom

1/22 – Seattle, WA @ Showbox at the Market

1/23 – Portland, OR @ Roseland Theater

1/24 – Boise, ID @ Knitting Factory Concert House

1/26 – Denver, CO @ The Summit Music Hall

1/28 – Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue

1/29 – Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave

1/30 – Cincinnati, OH @ Bogart’s

2/1 – Chattanooga, TN @ Track 29