Lamb of God Premiere Video Trailer for “As the Palaces Burn” Reissue

Lamb Of God

Lamb Of God

Metal masters Lamb of God are getting ready to reissue their second album, As the Palaces Burn, on November 11 via Razor & Tie. The album was remixed by longtime producer Josh Wilbur, and the reissue features three unreleased demos and a 70-minute documentary telling the story behind the album via interviews with band members and original album producer Devin Townsend. The CD package features updated artwork by longtime Lamb of God designer Ken Adams and a new booklet essay by former Revolver Editor in Chief Tom Beaujour.

In anticipation of the release, the band has teamed up with Revolver to premiere a video trailer for the documentary that is a part of the reissue. Check it out below and let us know what you think in the comments!

For more on Lamb of God check out their website and Facebook page. To order the As the Palaces Burn reissue, go to Lamb of God’s http://lambofgod.merchnow.com/ site.

Lamb Of God – As The Palaces Burn 10th Anniversary DVD Trailer

As Lamb of God winds down the touring cycle for their sixth studio album Resolution, they have announced the release of a remixed and remastered version of their second album, As the Palaces Burn, on November 11th via Prosthetic/Razor & Tie. You can check out a remixed track of “Purified” below.

The album remixed by longtime producer Josh Wilbur features three unreleased demos and a 70-minute story behind the album documentary featuring interviews with all five band members, including original album producer Devin Townsend. The CD package features updated artwork by longtime Lamb of God designer Ken Adams and a new booklet essay by former Revolver Editor in Chief Tom Beajour.

The album will be released during the final North American leg of the Resolution tour cycle featuring Killswitch Engage, Testament, and Huntress. The band will then bring the Resolution cycle to an end with an UK/Europe tour in January featuring Decapitated and Huntress. The final shows will be in South Africa on January 24 and 25. This will be the band’s first visit to that continent.

The Resolution cycle was the most eventful of the band’s long career. Starting in January 2012 with a #3 debut on Billboard, touring began on January 25 of that year and ends exactly two years later. In that period, the band was faced with a career threatening crisis with the arrest and incarceration of vocalist Randy Blythe. After a trial that ended in acquittal, the prosecution appealed and the initial verdict was upheld.

Lamb of God vocalist Randy Blythe will be releasing a memoir centered on his life and trail in the Czech Republic.

In the book, which is due out in the spring of 2014, Blythe will cover his much publicized arrest, incarceration, trial, and acquittal for manslaughter in the Czech Republic last year.

In a press release, Blythe said, “While I’ve dreamed of being a published author almost since I began to read, I never imagined my first book would center around such a sad topic. Sometimes though, life unexpectedly provides you a story that needs to be told. I believe this one does (for several different reasons, not just for the benefit of myself), so I will tell it with the respect and dignity all involved deserve. This will be a good read, I promise you, and I hope some good comes of it.”

To preorder As The Palaces Burn, go to lambofgod.merchnow.com.

Lamb Of God – Purified (2013 Remixed & Remastered Version)

Watch Kid Cudi – Pursuit Of Happiness ft. MGMT & Ratatat

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“Pursuit of Happiness” is a song by American recording artist Kid Cudi, released January 25, 2010, as the third single from his debut studio album Man on the Moon: The End of Day (2009). The song was produced by Ratatat and features vocals from neo-psychedelic act MGMT.

On the album, the track is titled “Pursuit of Happiness (Nightmare)”, following the album’s dream sequence. The final version of the song was premiered on September 4, 2009, on the DJ Semtex BBC Radio 1 show. The song made its US television debut on the Late Show with David Letterman on September 11, 2009. The song was featured on a Vitamin Water commercial in 2010, which LeBron James of the Miami Heat narrates and stars in.

The first music video released, directed by Brody Baker and produced by Josh Hartnett, displays Kid Cudi at a party. While everyone is having a good time, the whole party goes into a slow-motion state. Ratatat does not appear in the video, however MGMT member Ben Goldwasser does make an appearance. Other cameo appearances include Cudi’s former GOOD Music label-mate Consequence, along with fellow rappers Johnny Polygon and Drake.

The second music video released, directed by Megaforce, shows Kid Cudi waking up and interacting with a swiveling couch, and a party scene. The members of Ratatat are featured.

“Pursuit of Happiness” debuted and peaked on the Billboard Hot 100 at #59 on the week ending October 3, 2009. The following week, it fell 41 spots to #100. Interestingly, the song recharted on the Billboard at #95 on the week ending January 8, 2011; over a year since it fell off the chart. It has now sold over 2,000,000 downloads since its release.[ The song originally peaked at number 137 on the UK Singles Chart, but it re-entered the chart in 2012 attaining a new peak of 72 and entered for the first time on the Irish Singles Chart, peaking at 24. In 2012, it has also charted for the first time in Austria, Belgium (Wallonia), France, Germany, Netherlands, Sweden and Switzerland.

Kid Cudi – Pursuit Of Happiness ft. MGMT

Arctic Monkeys’ Alex Turner explains why he is not on Twitter

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Arctic Monkeys frontman Alex Turner has said he does not have a Twitter account because he worries that there is “too much pressure,” on the social network.

Turner revealed his policy on social media in a new interview with The Observer, published yesterday (October 27). Speaking about his lyrics, Turner admits that he is a perfectionist while it is noted that he carefully considers his words when answering questions, often correcting himself mid-sentence.

Acknowledging his own habit, Turner says: “It’s why I don’t have Twitter. Too much pressure.” Drummer Matt Helders is the only member of Arctic Monkeys with a personal Twitter account. At the time of writing he boasts 63,000 followers while the official Arctic Monkeys account has nearly 637,000.

Elsewhere in the interview, guitarist Jamie Cook discusses being asked to play at the Olympics opening ceremony by director Danny Boyle. “That was surreal,” he says. “I still haven’t watched any of it. My dad bought me the box set and it’s still in its package on the shelf at home. It was just crazy. There were doves cycling!… It was just that mad – the whole thing. I kind of didn’t register till days later.”

Arctic Monkeys are currently in the middle of a UK arena tour and will play next in Liverpool tonight (October 28) before dates at Cardiff Motorpoint Arena, Birmingham LG Arena and Glasgow Hydro Arena and a homecoming show at Sheffield Motorpoint Arena.

Arctic Monkeys will play:

Liverpool Echo Arena (28)
Cardiff Motorpoint Arena (29)
Birmingham LG Arena (31)
Glasgow Hydro Arena (November 1)
Sheffield Motorpoint Arena (2)

Fleetwood Mac’s John McVie diagnosed with cancer

Fleetwood Mac

Fleetwood Mac

Fleetwood Mac co-founding member, John McVie has been diagnosed with cancer, a statement from the band reveals.

Although the type of cancer has not been confirmed, it has been announced that McVie’s treatment will begin next month – coinciding with the group’s previously scheduled tour of Australia and New Zealand – dates which have now been scrapped.

A statement on the band’s official Facebook page reads: “We are sorry to not be able to play these Australian and New Zealand dates. We hope our Australian and New Zealand fans as well as Fleetwood Mac fans everywhere will join us in wishing John and his family all the best.”

Watch Tom Waits Perform @ Bridge School Benefit Concert over the weekend – the musician’s first live outing in all of five years.

Tom Waits

Tom Waits

Along with the likes of Arcade Fire and more, Tom Waits performed at Neil Young‘s annual Bridge School Benefit concert over the weekend, what was the musician’s first live outing in all of five years.

Waits, clad in his signature suit and hat, ran through some tracks from his most recent LP, Bad As Me, as well as some classic cuts (“Singapore”, “Tom Traubert’s Blues” et al).

On a bill which also included Queens Of The Stone Age, My Morning Jacket and CSNY, Waits played a 10 song set, marking his first onstage performance since he sang ‘Little Red Rooster’ alongside The Rolling Stones at the Oracle Arena in Oakland, California in May of this year. Prior to that, Waits’ last headline show was at Dublin’s Phoenix Park in August 2008.

Waits played with Les Claypool on the upright bass and David Hidalgo on guitar and accordion. He performed classic tracks ‘Singapore’ and ‘Cemetery Polka’ from ‘Rain Dogs’ as well as ‘Tom Traubert’s Blues’, and a number of songs from his most recent album, 2011’s ‘Bad As Me’, including ‘Chicago’, ‘Last Leaf’ and ‘Raised Right Men’.

Arcade Fire performed on the first night (October 26) of the weekend event, during which they played a track with Neil Young. Introducing the track, singer Win Butler said he had a dream in which he wrote a new song and realised it sounded like a Neil Young song. Butler then declared that the song was called ‘I Dreamed A Neil Young Song’, before inviting the legendary singer, who curated the weekend of music onto the stage. Arcade Fire played a full acoustic set at the Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View, California.

Check out the full performance below, via CoS:

Video: Tom Waits “Raised Right Men” Live Acoustic @ Bridge School Benefit, Shoreline 10-27-2013

Published on Oct 27, 2013

Tom Waits played:

Raised Right Men
Singapore
Talking at the Same Time
Chicago
Lucky Day
Tom Traubert’s Blues
Lucinda
Last Leaf
Cemetery Polka
Come On Up to the House