‘True American Hate,’ a new track from Testament’s upcoming album ‘Dark Roots of Earth,’ is now available for streaming (listen below). The band’s 10th studio album, and first since 2008‘s ‘The Formation of Damnation’ will be released July 31 on Nuclear Blast Records.
“It’s partially fantasy-based, partially based on the prophecies of the Mayan calendar, partially based on the whole prophecy of the end-of-the-world,” says guitarist Eric Peterson, “but nature always ends up taking charge in the aftermath, we always end up back with nature being in charge.”
“Our world is changing.” explains vocalist Chuck Billy. “It has changed over the last 10 years, the environment, the seasons, and it (makes you wonder) if there might be something to those prophecies.”
“It’s hard not to see what the media’s feeding us.” adds Peterson. “‘The End of The World’ is like a big billboard, an advertisement, and I think a lot of people believe in it.”
‘Dark Roots Of Earth’ was produced, mixed and mastered by Andy Sneap. The bonus edition of the album includes three cover songs: Queen’s ’Dragon Attack,’ Scorpions’ ’Animal Magnetism’ and Iron Maiden’s ’Powerslave.’ “The whole thing about doing covers successfully is taking the song and making it your own so as people think ‘wow, that’s different, says Peterson. “And we certainly achieved that with ‘Dragon Attack’ and ‘Animal Magnetism.’
They did a more traditional version of ‘Powerslave.’ ”Yeah, we just selfishly put it on there because I’m a big fan of it!” grins Peterson. “Maiden’s version is (the one) and we pretty much kept it at that because it was really fun to play like that!”
In September, Testament will hit the road with Anthrax and Death Angel. The trio of bands did two prior legs beginning last fall, and had so much fun they are doing another run.
We here at BAH Magazine we asked to get the word out about one of our favorite bands Alter Bridge and the single "My Champion", we were ready and willing to help! Our review of the album can been seen here: http://www.bahmagz.com/2016/10/album-review-alter-bridge-last-hero-4.html but I wanted the fans to let the world know what the song and Alter Bridge means to them and they have shared some amazing stories in tribute to "My Champion" please enjoy!
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Coming on the heels of the recent announcement of his debut solo album Year Of The Tiger, Myles Kennedy has released the video for the title track. “Year Of The Tiger” premiered on Kennedy’s newly created YouTube channel this morning at: https://youtu.be/f3L9_6aJi2Q. The music video is directed by Dan Sturgess and is based on a concept that was created from a discussion between Kennedy and his manager. The video follows a reflective Kennedy as he travels through the memory of the loss of his father in 1974 - the year of the tiger. Year Of The Tiger is currently available for pre-order in various bundle configurations at: http://smarturl.it/YearOfTheTiger-NPR and www.MylesKennedy.com. Starting today, the album is also available for digital pre-order at: http://smarturl.it/MK-YearOfTheTiger and fans that order the album digitally will receive an instant download of the song “Year Of The Tiger.” The song is also available at all streaming services today including Spotify and Apple Musi…
Southern rock-influenced hardcore metal group ALL HAIL THE YETI have issued several video updates from Water Music Studios in Hoboken, NJ, where they have been recording their upcoming full-length follow up to 2016's Screams From A Black Wilderness with three-time Grammy winning producer Warren Riker. Visit www.facebook.com/officialallhailtheyeti to check out updates from the studio and of the band's adventures in the northeast!
Riker is recognized for his work with metal artists such as Down, Kill Devil Hill, and Crowbar, as well as mainstream names like The Fugees, Mary J. Blige, Santana and beyond. ALL HAIL THE YETI's upcoming, currently untitled album is scheduled to be released in late spring or early summer 2018. The album will feature select tracks co-written with J-Dog (Jorel Decker) of Hollywood Undead, and two additional special guests are set to be announced soon. Frontman Connor Garritty says, "This process has been absolutely amazing. Warren dove right into…