On Sunday, Metallica actually performed a 10-song show in Antarctica, which made them set a new world record becoming the first band in history which performed on all the continents in under a year.
Talking about the show the band said that:
The band, contest winners, research station scientists (from Russia, South Korea, China, Poland, Chile, Brazil and Germany), and the ship crew, all crammed in this little dome out on the helipad of Carlini Station in Antarctica! The energy in the little dome was amazing! Words cannot describe how happy everyone was.
Also according to the band, the performance that took place under a dome at the Carlini Argentini Base, was the most unique show [the band] has ever done. The fans actually heard the whole concert through headphones and the show was live-streamed in the participating countries.
Below is the setlist performed by the band:
01. Creeping Death
02. For Whom The Bell Tolls
03. Sad But True
04. Welcome Home (Sanitarium)
05. Master Of Puppets
08. Nothing Else Matters
09. Enter Sandman
10. Seek & Destroy
Check out below a video recap of the concert!
Here you can check out the whole concert. (The concert starts at the minute 00:32)
The artist which recently released his newest album, Black Panties and collaborated with the erratic pop artist, Lady Gaga(for more information check out here), officially announced through a mini interview for Rap-Up, that he prepares a new Christmas album for his fans.
I’m working on a Christmas album right now called the 12 Nights of Christmas and it’s gonna be a lot of lovemaking…
He also said that he started working on this new album last Christmas:
I started it last Christmas actually, but I don’t believe in just putting out a Christmas album just to sell records. It has to be the next ['This Christmas']. In order to get that and capture that moment, you have to take a couple of Christmases and then you come with it.
Check out the whole interview below!
Recently the guys from Uber Rock conducted an interview with Europe‘s vocalist, Joey Tempest. In the interview, the artist talks about the two Europe eras, the one from 83′ to 92′ and the second one from 2004. He also expresses his feelings regarding singing songs from these two periods of time and also sharing some information about the band’s upcoming 10th album and about filming the DVD, Live at Sweden Rock – 30th Anniversary Show.
Yeah, album number ten. We’re talking about it all the time now and we want to record next year. Whether we manage to get it out next year, we’ll have to wait and see. But we are definitely writing and recording it next year and it’s a big moment for us. Ten albums might not be a lot for some bands, but for us it’s a milestone; it’s very important and we’re really looking forward to it. Having done “Live At Sweden Rock”, and having done these four comeback albums, it’s amazing to do a fifth studio album. That will mean we’ll have done as many studio albums now, the second time around, as the first time around.
Check out the whole interview here.
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The groove metal band, Soulfly released their latest video for one of the songs from the band’s latest album, Savages, released on September 30.
What is very interesting about this song is the fact that it actually features Max Cavalera’s son, Igor Cavalera Jr, who also helped his father with the writing part. Bloodshed is also the first Soulfly single released by Nuclear Blast (the new band’s label).
Talking about the song, Cavalera said that:
The song is about the absurdity of the human condition in territories plagued by bloodshed all over the world. Not just recent events like Iraq, but also historical conflicts such as the U.S. Civil War, World Wars I and II, etc.
Enjoy the video below!
Hailing from Newcastle upon Tyne, a city renown for it’s relentlessly hard working and ever-growing music scene, Tissue Culture are the latest addition to the gang, and they’re kicking up quite a fuss.
Over the last 12 months Tissue Culture have taken the local scene by storm. Off the back of their debut EP (‘Saint Waleric‘) release last October, the brooding five-piece have racked up an extensive and impressive portfolio of live shows and critical acclaim, sharing the stage at both festivals and prestigious local venues with the likes of The Futureheads and Let’s Buy Happiness, as well as gaining both local and national radio airtime on numerous occasions.
I chatted to the frontman of the group Archie Smith, who filled me in on what it is that him and his mates are doing to secure their spot in the ’your new favourite band’ bracket on the radar;
“I think we pride ourselves on working really hard. We put in the hours with writing, practicing and gigging and it’s nice to hear people say that we’re improving with every show on a regular basis. That still happens now, and we’ve been a band for nearly three years.”
This admirable work ethic is evident in the form of the quality of the debut release, ‘Saint Waleric’. Released via Tiny Lights Recordings last year, ‘Saint Waleric’ is a ticking time bomb full of raw angst and misery (in the form of Smith’s vocals and lyrics), dipped in an ethereal and shoegazey cloud of intertwining guitars. Each of the five tracks differ entirely, but in a way in which the lyrical themes and emotive aspects remain intact, from the seven minute long opening track ‘Bleak Northern Beaches’, an ascending wall of noise which upon first listening feels like a kick in the throat (in the best way possible), to the dreamy sun-drenched gem that follows, ‘Safe, Safe, Safe’. I was eager to find out where the group picked up the inspiration for their heavyhearted and schizophrenic debut;
“The EP was about a place called Newbiggin by The Sea. It’s basically an old seaside town in Northumberland, but it just seems like such a sad place. They’ve got a really fucking horrible statue of a couple on display in the bay but even they’re looking away from the town and towards the sea. I thought that was a really poignant metaphor for Newbiggin. Also, I really like instrumental music and so the music provides me with some kind of emotion for lyrics to fit with as well. It seems more instinctive and connected that way.”
As their hectic year draws to a close, Archie and co. are taking a temporary break from live shows to focus on the completion of their forthcoming single, with the accompaniment of prestigious music producer Ed Buller (Suede, PULP) and David Burn (Detroit Social Club).
With plans for a follow-up EP in the pipeline, 2014 is expected to be another exciting one for Tissue Culture. Catch them while you can.