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GEOFF TATE’s QUEENSRŸCHE: ‘Cold’ Single Available For Streaming

“Cold”, the new single from the Geoff Tate-fronted version of QUEENSRŸCHE, can be streamed in its entirety in the YouTube clip below. The track was produced by by Jason Slater at a studio in Northern California and was mixed by Anthony Focx, who has previously worked with AEROSMITH, NEWSTED, VINCE NEIL and BUCKCHERRY. Continue reading GEOFF TATE’s QUEENSRŸCHE: ‘Cold’ Single Available For Streaming

EXODUS Pulls Out Of MARYLAND DEATHFEST Due To A ‘Variety Of Personal Issues’

Due to a “variety of personal issues and matters with one of the members,” San Francisco Bay Area thrash metal veterans EXODUS will not perform at Maryland Deathfest XI, set to take place May 23-26 in Baltimore. Replacing them on the bill are Arizona thrashers SACRED REICH.

EXODUS guitarist Gary Holt has spent the last two years filling in for SLAYER founding axeman Jeff Hanneman who in January 2011 contracted necrotizing fasciitis, likely caused by a spider bite, and has been undergoing surgeries, skin grafts and intense rehab since.

EXODUS‘ latest album, “Exhibit B: The Human Condition”, was released in North America on May 18, 2010 via Nuclear Blast Records.

The CD sold around 4,600 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 114 on The Billboard 200 chart.

EXODUS‘ previous album, “The Atrocity Exhibition: Exhibit A”, opened with 3,600 units back in October 2007.

PHILIP ANSELMO Says Original PANTERA ‘Behind The Music’ Special ‘Smeared’ His Name

An updated version of VH1‘s “Behind The Music” documentary on PANTERA, “Behind The Music Remastered: Pantera”, will premiere on VH1 Classic in the U.S. on Saturday, April 6 at 9:00 p.m. EST. The new version contains fresh interviews with those who also lost loved ones the night PANTERA guitarist “Dimebag” Darrell Abbott was murdered in Columbus, Ohio, as well as with PANTERA members Philip Anselmo (vocals) and Rex Brown (bass), and Dimebag‘s longtime girlfriend, Rita Haney. Continue reading PHILIP ANSELMO Says Original PANTERA ‘Behind The Music’ Special ‘Smeared’ His Name

QUEENSRŸCHE Unveil Full Version Of Debut Track ‘Redemption’ From Upcoming Release Due In June

Legendary Seattle rockers QUEENSRŸCHE return with new music from their upcoming soon-to-be-titled release slated for June 11th. The band debuted the full version of the song ‘Redemption’ earlier today (March 25th), and it can be heard in the clip below: Continue reading QUEENSRŸCHE Unveil Full Version Of Debut Track ‘Redemption’ From Upcoming Release Due In June

TODD LA TORRE-Fronted Version Of QUEENSRŸCHE: Biloxi Concert Footage Available

Fan-filmed video footage of the Todd La Torre-fronted version of QUEENSRŸCHE performing on March 14 at Hard Rock Live in Biloxi, Mississippi can be seen below.

QUEENSRŸCHE has inked a deal with Century Media Records for the release of the band’s new studio album. Due on June 11, the CD marks the debut release from the lineup comprised of La Torre (vocals; ex-CRIMSON GLORY), Michael Wilton (guitar), Parker Lundgren (guitar), Eddie Jackson (bass) and Scott Rockenfield (drums). The drums for the album were recorded at London Bridge Studios in Seattle, Washington with producer James “Jimbo” Barton — the man who engineered and mixed the band’s classic 1988 LP, “Operation: Mindcrime”, and its 1990 follow-up, “Empire”, and co-produced 1994’s “Promised Land”. The rest of the music and vocals were laid down at several different facilities on the West Coast.

In a recent interview with Metal Assault, QUEENSRŸCHE drummer Scott Rockenfield stated about QUEENSRŸCHE‘s renewed collaboration with Barton: “It’s a great thing — we’re really excited about it, he’s really excited about it. We’ve wanted to work with him for a while, but for whatever reason, we just hadn’t gone there yet. This is a great time for us to do that, though. We all discussed who we wanted to do the record with, and he was one of the first names that came up. It was easy for us to pick up the phone and call him. It was like our relationship picked up right where it left off, so it’s gonna be a lot of fun. He’s a very creative guy that did some great records with us in the past. I think that’s one of the most important things when it comes to why we want to work with him.”

Asked if fans will see a return to the progressive metal sound QUEENSRŸCHE had in the ’80s, Scott said: “What we’re trying to do, and what has been really interesting since Todd has jumped into the band, we’re trying to revisit the old QUEENSRŸCHE catalog — stuff off of the EP and “The Warning”. That’s always been a part of what we are, so yeah, definitely! I think in my opinion, we’re really revisiting that vibe of why that music was special back then for us. There will be a modern flair to it, though, just because we’re in the modern age. The fun thing about Jimbo being a part of it is that he can help tie together the two sides. He does come from our past and some of the great records and some of the great sounds that we’re known for, but he’s also living in the modern age and doing some interesting things as well. I think it’s going to be a really great QUEENSRŸCHE record. People are going to go, ‘Wow, that’s QUEENSRŸCHE! That sounds just like what we’ve known them to be, and what we would expect them to now be.’ That’s what I think peple will get out of it.”