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ACCEPT: Behind-The-Scenes Footage From 'Stampede' Video Shoot
Behind-the-scenes footage from the making of "Stampede", the new video from German/American metallers ACCEPT, can be seen below. The clip was filmed on location in the high desert of California at the Devil's Punchbowl (a rock formation that looks like it's from another world) with director Greg Aronowitz ("Batman & Robin", "A.I. Artificial Intelligence", "The Lost World: Jurassic Park"). "Stampede" is taken from ACCEPT's new album, "Blind Rage", which sold around 6,400 copies in the United States in its first week of release. The band's previous CD, 2012's "Stalingrad", opened with around 5,400 units to debut at position No. 81 on The Billboard 200 chart. The group's 2010 album, "Blood Of The Nations", registered a first-week tally of 2,900 copies to land at No. 187. "Blind Rage" was released on August 15 via Nuclear Blast. Like its two predecessors, 2010's "Blood Of The Nations" and 2012's "Stalingrad", the new effort was helmed by British producer Andy Sneap, who has previously worked with MEGADETH, EXODUS, TESTAMENT, ARCH ENEMY and KILLSWITCH ENGAGE. The cover artwork was created by Daniel Goldsworthy. Asked how it felt to see "Blind Rage", enter the German chart at No. 1, guitarist Wolf Hoffmann told myRockworld: "It feels great. Who could have believed that after 35 yeas or longer in this business, finally we get a Number One. It took us mostly by surprise, to be honest, but we're very happy about it. [It was Number One] in Germany and Finland and I think it made some really good chart positions in other countries all around Europe. But what's even more important to me than the chart position is how well it was received by the fans and all the critics. That, to me, means everything, really. A chart position is a chart position; it comes and goes and it's nice. But what's the staying power of an album and what do the fans really say at the end of the day? That's what's important. And so far the reactions have been overwhelming, amazing."
SLIPKNOT's COREY TAYLOR On JOEY JORDISON: 'We Just Weren't Able To Work Anymore'
SLIPKNOT singer Corey Taylor says that Joey Jordison was fired from the group in December 2013 because SLIPKNOT's founding drummer and the other members of the band "just weren't able to work anymore." During an appearance on HATEBREED frontman Jamey Jasta's official podcast, "The Jasta Show", Taylor declined to go into specifics about the reasons for Jordison's dismissal, explaining: "There's legalities [that are involved which prevent me from talking about it], but at the same time — and people need to realize this — there's respect. I'm not gonna talk about Joey's life, because it's not my place, and people need to realize that. If Joey wants to talk about the situation, he can. I can only talk about how it pertains to this band, and the only way I've been able to sum it up — and this is the broadest term — is that sometimes you're on the same road, and you'll reach a T section, and sometimes you turn together, and sometimes you split. And this time we split. It was just that simple. We just weren't able to work anymore. And that's it." After Jasta commended SLIPKNOT for being "all class" in interviews about the split with Jordison, Taylor continued: "I'm not gonna sit here and dog somebody that I spent 15 years building something amazing with — I'm not gonna do that. And the fans need to understand that. And I think for the most part most of them do, but there's always gonna be those people who just want a little more so they can talk shit. And that's the only reason why they want the full story — so they can talk shit." Asked if SLIPKNOT missed Jordison's "tones and his style and his presence" during the making of the band's latest album, ".5: The Gray Chapter", Taylor said: "You know… That's a great question, by the way. And I'd never really thought about it until you just brought it up. Because, at the time, you're just kind of trying to get through it. You've got this idea of what the album could sound like. Everybody's really positive, so you're not ignoring it, but you're just kind of charging through. There are definitely times where you miss his ability to, kind of, see. But me and [percussionist] Clown and [guitarist] Jim [Root]… It was kind of like the times where you miss [late SLIPKNOT bassist] Paul [Gray] and what he brought to it, and everybody, kind of, had to fill in those blanks." He continued: "Me and Jim are the first ones to say that we learned so much from working with Paul that we've been able to take his, I don't wanna call it 'method,' but the way he used to do things, and we've applied it to what we did. And it was kind of like that with [Joey]. Joey, for the most part, was definitely a general in the studio, because he had such a great mind for it and knowing how to get the right kind of sonics and how to do certain thngs, and what the other potential for, like, ear candy or intros and stuff like that. So you kind of have to fill that blank in as well." Asked if SLIPKNOT was "cracking the whip" on the new drummer — believed to be Jay Weinberg, son of longtime Bruce Springsteen drummer Max Weinberg — in the studio while the band was recording ".5: The Gray Chapter", Taylor said: "We were kicking his ass. Oh yeah. But he was loving it, man. Ah, dude, he was so into it. 'Cause he's a fan, you know?! There was a part of him that was kind of pinching himself that this was happening, but then the other part of it was just like, 'Let's fucking do it.' So it was really, really cool." Taylor recently told Metal Hammer magazine that he would not answer whether drug use played a role in Jordison's dismissal, and confessed that he had not been in touch with his former bandmate. Taylor said, "I haven't talked to Joey in a while, to be honest. That's how different we are. It's not because I don't love him and I don't miss him. And it is painful; we talk about him all the time, but at the same time, do we miss him or do we miss the old him? That's what it really comes down to." The identities of SLIPKNOT's new bassist and drummer have not yet been revealed, but both appeared — disguised in the same newly designed mask — in the video for "The Devil In I", the first single from the new album. Nonetheless, it is widely believed that the new bassist is Alessandro "Vman" Venturella, who sports the exact same tattoo on his hand that was spotted on the hand of the new bassist in the video.
Project 86, Stone Sour, Ed Kowalczky & …
Check out the band new Project 86 track, “Genosha“. Halestorm will release their cover EP’s on vinyl on December 2nd. Stone Sour’s cover album, which is due next year, will be titled ‘Meanwhile In Burbank‘. Ed Kowalczky has added new dates to his 2015 Throwing Copper Unplugged tour! Info on Facebook! Avenged Sevenfold will be […]
Starset, Seether, Soundgarden & …
Greetings! Vacation has ended, unfortunately! Los Angeles is great! Starset has premiered the video for their new single “Carnivore”! Check it out! Love these guys! The video for Seether’s “Same Damn Life” is on the Interweb! It’s interesting… Nickelback will perform at the House of Blues in Hollywood on November 5th. Tickets on sale October […]
Foo Fighters, Crobot, Angels & Airwaves…
Foo Fighters! Check out the new track “The Feast and The Famine”! To those lucky enough to be seeing them in Washington, D.C. tonight, you’re awesome! Hoping I get that chance when it comes time for the Nashville episode! New Angels & Airwaves compact disc due in stores December 9th. It shall be titled ‘The […]
Sully Erna + Of Mice & Men & …
Of Mice & Men have premeired the music video for “Feels Like Forever“! Check it! Godsmack’s Sully Erna has some solo tour dates… and now, a video.
ShipRocked & Butcher Babies!
Butcher Babies have premiered the video for “They’re Coming To Take Me Away“! Chevelle, Black Label Society, Sevendust, Tremonti, Lacuna Coil, Nonpoint, Otherwise, Letters From the Fire and more have been confirmed for ShipRocked 2015! Check shiprocked.com for info! and now, a video.
Project 86, Smashing Pumpkins & …
The Foo Fighters have their “Something From Nothing” video on the YouTube! Project 86 are streaming a new track titled “Knives To The Future“! The Smashing Pumpkins have premiered their new single, “Being Beige“! Apocalyptica have signed to Eleven Seven Music. Look for a new compact disc in April 2015! Bring Me The Horizon – […]
Release Day!
The following releases are now available: Single Releases Rise Against – “Tragedy + Time” (Interscope) – Amazon MP3 Starset – “Carnivore” (Razor & Tie) – Amazon MP3 Album Releases Bush – ‘Man on the Run‘ (Zuma Rock Records) – Amazon MP3 Slipknot – ‘.5: The Gray Chapter‘ (Roadrunner) – Amazon MP3
Sick Puppies, 3 Years Hollow, Smile Empty Soul & …
Sad news from Sick Puppies :( The band has announced the departure of vocalist Shimon Moore. The group are in the process of writing new music and auditioning vocalists now… 3 Years Hollow have a music video for “For Life” streaming! New music from Smile Empty Soul front-man Sean Danielsen! Listen to “Rescue Me” and […]
Fit for a King's Ryan Kirby Talks 'Slave to Nothing' Album, Fall Tour + More
Fit for a King frontman Ryan Kirby discusses the band's 'Slave to Nothing' album, their tour with Emmure and more. Continue reading…
Smashing Pumpkins' Billy Corgan Responds to Inclusion on Anderson Cooper's 'RidicuList'
On 'Anderson Cooper 360,' Cooper put Billy Corgan on the 'RidicuList' for appearing on the cover of PAWS Magazine and starring in a wrestling-themed commercial. Continue reading…
Saving Abel, 'Blood Stained Revolution' – Exclusive Video Premiere
Just in time for Halloween, Saving Abel are premiering their video for 'Blood Stained Revolution' right here at Loudwire. Continue reading…
Motorhead's Lemmy Kilmister Discusses Being 'Close to Death' During Health Struggle
Though Lemmy has made some positive steps forward, the man called "God" by fans reveals he was "close to death" during his last surgery. Continue reading…
Battle Royale: Black Veil Brides No. 1 Again While Of Mice & Men Debut Strong on Video Countdown
Black Veil Brides maintain the No. 1 spot on the latest Battle Royale Video Countdown, as 'Heart of Fire' holds off Five Finger Death Punch's 'Wrong Side of Heaven' video for the second straight wee Continue reading…
Duff McKagan on Potential Guns N' Roses Reunion + Velvet Revolver Singer Auditions
McKagan is potentially open to the idea of reuniting with Guns N' Roses. He also spilled the beans that Velvet Revolver are auditioning new vocalists. Continue reading…
Slayer's Tom Araya, Suicidal Tendencies' Mike Muir + Exodus' Steve 'Zetro' Souza Talk 2014 Tour + More
Slayer, Suicidal Tendencies and Exodus' are embarking on a fall 2014 U.S. tour together. Continue reading…
Lordi, 'Scare Force One' – Exclusive Video Premiere
There's nothing quite like a Lordi video, and we've got the exclusive North American premiere of the band's new clip for 'Scare Force One.' Continue reading…