Slipknot's M. Shawn Crahan, aka Clown, is set to direct a new movie based on 'Officer Downe', the graphic novel created by Joe Casey (Man of Action) and artist, Chris Burnham. Casey has penned the script. 'Officer Downe' details the story of a brutal supercop who continually dies in the line of duty, only to be resurrected by his superiors and sent back onto the streets each and every time. Skip Williamson (producer, Underworld, Crank) and Mark Neveldine (director, Crank, Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance) will produce the feature along with Casey, Man of Action. Slipknot manager Cory Brennan exec produces.
Germany's most relevant Horror filmmakers have decided to collaborate on a film appropriately titled "German Angst". They are Jörg Buttgereit (director of Nekromantik and Schramm) Michal Kosakowski (director of the controversial Zero Killed) and Andreas Marschall who besides directing films like "Tears Of Kali" and "Masks", is known for his iconic cover artworks for Metal bands like Kreator, Blind Guardian, Sodom, and Obituary among others.
Eagle Rock Entertainment releases The Rolling Stones' 'Crossfire Hurricane' on DVD and Blu-ray. 'Crossfire Hurricane' is the kaleidoscopic new film that documents the key periods of the Rolling Stones’ career and their incredible journey. Directed by Brett Morgen, 'Crossfire Hurricane' provides a remarkable new perspective on the Stones’ unparalleled journey from blues-obsessed teenagers in the early 60’s to rock royalty. It’s all here in panoramic candor, from the Marquee Club to Hyde Park, from Altamont to Exile, from club gigs to stadium extravaganzas.
Premium subscription channel Showtime just picked up the documentary 'Last Days Here' from influential doom legends Pentagram - showings can be found HERE
. On June 20th, Alamo Drafthouse Cinema in Winchester, VA will be screening 'Last Days Here' followed by a Q+A from the film's co-protagonist and band manager, Pellet. Thirty beers will be on tap from around the world including locals from Devil's Backbone, Lost Rhino, Three Brothers, and more! Check out details and get your tickets to the screening HERE
Hitting IMAX theaters for one week in September, Metallica fans will get to see the metal golds in 3D which was filmed in Montreal, Canada. Hopefully this will hold fans over until a new album release which was rumoured to be slated for 2015. Check it! This looks amazing, the first of its kind. It's metal like you've never seen before!
Canadian progressive metal pioneers Voivod have almost completed work on a video for the title track of their Century Media debut album, 'Target Earth'. The video, created by Italian filmmaker and multimedia artist, Nicola Piovesan, will recreate in 3D Motion Graphics the visions and artwork of Voivod drummer, Away (Michel Langevin). To watch the teaser trailer for "Target Earth," click play below!
HIM recently released their video for their new European single release "Tears On Tape" peep it below! Soon North American will get their single "All Lips Go Blue", we'll be posting it as soon as its released along with our interview with vocalist Ville Valo! If that doesn't tie you over, check out this cover the guys did of "Strange World" by Ké which you can find on 'XX - Two Decades of Love Metal'.
Las Vegas indie rockers Caravels have announced dates for a Summer tour that kicks off with a hometown show on May 8. The tour runs through June 3rd and includes dates with Octaves, Frameworks, Old Gray and I Will Kill Giants. The band will make an appearance at Bledfest in Howell, MI on May 25 joining such acts as Anti-Flag, Andrew W.K., Pianos Become The Teeth and many more.
The 47th episode (aired on March 27, 2013) of the Dropping The Needle podcast features hosts Michael Brandvold and Mitch Lafon speaking with Chuck Wright from the band Heaven and Earth. Dropping The Needle is the podcast where all music from all genres is discussed. New releases, classic albums, rediscovered music, signed and unsigned. No ass kissing, just two guys talking about music. Dropping The Needle is hosted Michael Brandvold from Michael Brandvold Marketing and Mitch Lafon, rock journalist.
On the 43rd episode of the Dropping The Needle podcast, hosts Michael Brandvold and Mitch Lafon return to speak with former Guns N' Roses manager Alan Niven. This time it's ALL Guns N' Roses. Over one hour spent talking about the birth on Guns N' Roses right up to just when the band is about to break big. Keith Richards speaking with Slash about his leaving GNR. Who is the heart of the soul of GNR. His reaction to Slash trying out for Poison. Why, who and how they released and distributed Live Like a Suicide. The fake controversy of the album cover. The fake controversy the first time GNR went to England. And, the relationship with Geffen Records as things started to grow for the band.
The Browning are due to shoot a brand new music video in March, and are giving fans the chance to appear in it alongside the band. The band will be filming a video for the track "Ashamed" on March 21st at Aftershock in Merriam, Kansas, with Thunder Down Country productions. As well as filming the video, The Browning will also be playing a short live set for the fans, with support from Conflicts.
Rammstein’s 'VIDEOS 1995-2012' DVD collection has a new release date of March 12, 2013. Originally due in stores on January 15, it was decided to delay the release following a manufacturing plant error, as the band wanted to ensure their fans receive the highest quality packaging possible. Fans who purchased the collection through Amazon’s pre-order will receive their DVDs in conjunction with the new release date.
Welcome to the 39th episode (February 11, 2013) of the Dropping The Needle podcast. In this episode Michael Brandvold and Mitch Lafon are joined by Brian Tatler of Diamond Head. Brian chats the early days of the NWOBHM New Wave of British Heavy Metal. The first album he purchased. How Richie Blackmore and Deep Purple are the reason he became a musician. How Metallica bought his house. Diamond Head's 2013 plans and how he forgives Jimmy Page of Led Zeppelin.
During last week’s Superbowl, the biggest event in the American entertainment calendar, Matt Rose, vocalist with UK tech metallers Monuments (Century Media), took a break from the band’s busy touring schedule to add his vocal prowess to the EDM inspired track, "Running All My Life" by Walking Def. The track appeared in an advert for GoPro, in one of the most fiercely fought over commercial slots of the year.
The February 4, 2013, of the Dropping The Needle podcast features hosts Michael Brandvold and Mitch Lafon joined by Michel "Away" Langevin of Voivod. Michel talks about Voivod celebrating 30 years and their new album 'Target Earth'. He also tells the story of the moment he knew he wanted to be a musician... hitchhiking nearly six hours to Quebec to see Iron Maiden, Girlshool and Motorhead perform.
Dallas heavy metal act Seeker has posted a video teaser for its upcoming single "Alone" (feat. Corey Bennet of Bermuda) on YouTube - watch it just inside.
Portuguese thrash metallers Switchtense have recently released a live video-clip for the song "Face Off". The track comes from their upcoming live release 'Switchtense – 10 Unbreakable Years', which includes their entire performance at Moita Metal Fest on March 30th, 2012. The video can be seen just below.
In honor of his birthday, Zakk Wylde has opened up his new Black Label Society merch store with a gift to the fans - a new video! Watch the video below... it was directed, edited and animated by Matt Zane. Black Label Society are due to film a new live DVD outing by the name of 'Unblackened' in March. The shoot will take place at Club Nokia in Los Angeles, CA on March 6th. The special show will see the band tackle various songs from their back catalogue; along with tracks from Zakk Wylde‘s solo album and his Pride & Glory project.
Victory Records' Calgary, Alberta-based progressive/hardcore band Fall City Fall has just released exclusive video stills from taken during the shoot of their new music video for the song "Lovebirds". The digital single comes from their forthcoming album 'Victus' which is due out on January 22nd, 2013. The photos are taken from an upcoming video series that hasn't been released yet, so check them out below!
Today Universal Music regretfully announces that due to a manufacturing plant error, the release of Rammstein’s 'Videos 1995-2012' will be delayed until February 2013. The new date will be announced next week. Originally due in stores on January 15, it was decided to delay the release as the band wanted to ensure their fans receive the highest quality packaging possible. Fans who purchased the collection through Amazon’s pre-order will receive their DVDs in conjunction with the new release date.