After spending a good portion of 2014 in the studio and teasing us with the chart-topping single ‘Painkiller,’ Three Days Grace are back to rock us all with the new song ‘I Am Machine.’
As drummer Neil Sanderson recently teased in his Loudwire blog, the track is hot off the press. He also stated that the band filmed themselves while in the studio laying down the track and that footage has now been turned into the Scott Winig-directed lyric video for the song.
For those wondering what the time in the studio with new frontman Matt Walst would yield, it appears to be a more aggressive Three Days Grace. With driving guitars and powerful vocals, ‘I Am Machine’ tells the story of someone wishing they could feel more and have emotions about their current state.
The other big piece of news to surface is that Three Days Grace are now eyeing a March 31 street date for their still-untitled next album. Check out the ‘I Am Machine’ lyric video above and the artwork for the single posted below.
Corey Taylor opens up a little about the dismissal of guitarist Jim Root from Stone Sour and Joey Jordison's exit from Slipknot in the latest issue of Metal Hammer, a Apparently earlier in the interview Taylor mentioned the "Jim Thing" so....here are a few excerpts
The "Jim thing" to which Corey refers is the dismissal of guitarist Jim Root from Stone Sour in May, something that must be particularly awkward given that he still plays for Slipknot. Certainly, Jim himself wasn't pleased, posting on social media: "I'm not in the band any more. Not my decision. Not happy about it."
"That lead to a confrontation, to put it nicely," admits Corey. "But literally, it flared up and then it was gone because we knew we had this project to work on. I didn't want his focus split and I didn't want my focus split, so we sat down and talked for 20, 30 minutes - and we were at the studio - before we even started. We hashed it out. He felt terrible and I felt terrible that he was going through it. It's just one of those things where you're gonna have to make decisions in life and you're not going to like them, but at the end of the day you have to do what's right for the greater whole."
It seems, from the outside, like it was musical differences with Jim and more of a personality thing with Joey. Is that fair comment? "No, not really," replies Corey. "Jim is one of the most incredibly gifted people I know. It was a difference, not of direction, but just in the goal of things, y'know? There's not a lot I can say about it right now because we're firing [Slipknot] up and the last thing I want is to have him read something and take it the wrong way. Anything I say here I'm gonna say to his face as well, so it's hard to do this, harder than any fan understands. There are times when it does flare up and we have to sit and talk and figure it out. Basically, when your friend's not happy you have to find a way for him to be happy, no matter what, and if it takes making a difficult decision like that so he can move on, it's just what you've got to do. It sucks and it takes a lot of the joy out of this sh*t, and that's what this whole f***ing thing should be about!"
Are you still talking to Joey? "I haven't talked to Joey in a while, to be honest," he admits. "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. It's just a f***ing shame."
When pressed further on the "Jim thing", and who exactly fired him, Corey, understandably, prefers to stay tight-lipped. "This is the most I've spoken about it, I've told you more than anyone else," he confirms. And, let's face it, they still have to work together, and the last thing Hammer wants to do is cause additional problems in that particular department. Instead, we move to a similarly difficult subject: the trial and subsequent acquittal of Paul Gray's doctor, Daniel Baldi, on malpractice charges, and the accusations by Paul's wife, Brenna, that Slipknot didn't do enough to help their friend.
“I wish it would have had a different outcome,” says Corey. “I wasn’t happy with any of it, but it comes more down to the prosecution’s side of things. They were able to turn the trial into something about Paul instead of something about Baldi, and that’s fucking unfortunate because he had so many charges of malpractice against him. There are things we can do to alleviate musically, but what about the families who can’t do that? What about the [other] families who lost someone? Not only were we unable to get some closure, but those families didn’t.”
Drowning Pool are reflecting on the past this fall as they prepare to hit the road on ‘The UnLUCKy 13th Anniversary ‘Sinner’ tour. The band will be revisiting their classic 2001 disc and to help build the buzz for the trek they’ve just put together a new lyric video for the song that essentially launched their career, ‘Bodies.’ Loudwire is proud to bring you the exclusive premiere of the ‘Bodies’ lyric video.
The animated clip features a number of gruesome zombie-like creatures inhabiting the earth, eagerly awaiting that moment when “the bodies hit the floor.” It’s a very stylistized clip that gives a new visual ideal to the song.
Drowning Pool initially recorded the track with late frontman Dave Williams back in 2001. Sadly, Williams suddenly passed away while on tour right as ‘Bodies’ success was starting to take hold. The group have continued with several different singers in the years since, with current frontman Jasen Moreno set to handle vocal duties when the group hits the road this fall.
The trek launches Oct. 22 in Jefferson, La., and continues through late November. In addition to ‘Bodies,’ the ‘Sinner’ album generated such radio hits as ‘Tear Away’ and the album’s title track, which both figure to be popular with fans at the upcoming dates. To see where the band is playing this fall, check the itinerary below, and pick up Drowning Pool’s music atiTunes.
Drowning Pool, ‘unLUCKy 13th Anniversary ‘Sinner” Tour Dates
10/22 — Jefferson, La. — Southport Hall
10/23 — Destin, Fla. — Club LA
10/24 — Jacksonville, Fla. — Jack Rabbits
10/25 — Mobile, Ala. — Soul Kitchen
10/26 — Cape Coral, Fla. — Dixie Roadhouse
10/28 — Fredericksburg, Va. — Hard Times
10/29 — Virginia Beach, Va. — Shakas
10/30 — Lynchburg, Va. — Phase 2
10/31 — Fostoria, Ohio — The New Nest
11/1 — Macomb, Ill. — The Outskirts
11/2 — Sioux Falls, S.D. — The District
11/4 — Colorado Springs, Colo. — The Black Sheep
11/5 — Denver, Colo. — Marquis Theatre
11/6 — Grand Junction, Colo. — Mesa Theater & Lounge
11/7 — Salt Lake City, Utah — Murray Theater
11/8 — Las Vegas, Nev. — LVCS
11/13 — Seattle, Wash. — Studio Seven
11/14 — Spokane, Wash.– Knitting Factory Concert House
11/15 — Missoula, Mont. — Stage 112
11/16 — Billings, Mont. — Babcock Theatre
11/18 — Minot, N.D. — The Original Bar and Nightclub
11/19 — Spring Lake Park, Minn. — Pov’s
11/21 — Racine, Wis. — RT 20
11/22 — Ringle, Wis. — Q and Z Expo Center
11/23 — Joliet, Ill. — Mojoes
11/26 — Joplin, Mo. — Rock 3405
September 16th, 2014 -Multi-platinum rock band Avenged Sevenfold today released "Chapter Four (Live Footage Video)" for streaming on the Hopeless Records YouTube channel. The video appears on the DVD portion of the band's recently released re-issue, Waking The Fallen: Resurrected.
Waking The Fallen: Resurrected debuted at #10 on the Billboard 200 and reached #1 Hard Music Album, #1 Catalog Physical Album and #2 Album Core Genre Rock Charts following its August 25, 2014 release. It was the band's fourth effort to chart in the Billboard Top 10.
Waking The Fallen: Resurrected is available in stores worldwide and digitally at http://bit.ly/1qVli02
Avenged Sevenfold personally curated this rare, never before seen look at their genre defining, seminal album Waking The Fallen. The new three-disc set includes the original studio album, new artwork, 11 previously unreleased b-sides, live and alternate versions of songs, three music videos and a 30 minute documentary with never before seen live footage from some of the band's earliest shows.
The band also recently debuted the original first cut of their music video for "Unholy Confessions," which can be viewed here!
Waking The Fallen: Resurrected Track Listing
1. Waking The Fallen
2. Unholy Confessions
3. Chapter Four
5. Desecrate Through Reverence
6. Eternal Rest
7. Second Heartbeat
8. Radiant Eclipse
9. I Won't See You Tonight Part 1
10. I Won't See You Tonight Part 2
11. Clairvoyant Disease
12. And All Things Will End
1. Waking The Fallen: Resurrected
2. Second Heartbeat (Alternate Version)
3. Chapter Four (Demo)
4. Remenissions (Demo)
5. I Won't See You Tonight Part 1 (Demo)
6. I Won't See You Tonight Part 2 (Demo)
7. Intro/Chapter Four (Live In Ventura)
8 Desecrate Through Reverence (Live In Pomona)
9. Eternal Rest (Live In Pomona)
10. Unholy Confessions (Live In Ventura)
11. Second Heartbeat (Live In Ventura)
12. I Won't See You Tonight Pt. 1 (Live In Ventura)*
13. I Won't See You Tonight Pt. 2 (Live In Ventura)*
*Denotes bonus tracks only available deluxe version
DVD Track Listing:
1. Waking The Fallen: Resurrected Documentary
2. Chapter Four (Live Footage Video)
3. Unholy Confessions (Official Music Video)
4. Unholy Confessions (Original First Cut Music Video)
Avenged Sevenfold has achieved worldwide success with a string of best-selling albums - including two consecutive No 1's on Billboard's Top 200 albums and Diamond, Platinum, and Gold awards for album sales in nearly a dozen countries. The band is a staple at American rock radio with a series of No. 1 singles. Avenged Sevenfold, which hails from Huntington Beach, Calif., is known for its spectacular live shows, routinely selling out arenas worldwide, including the U.K.'s legendary Wembley Arena, and headlining some of the biggest and most prestigious music festivals around the globe including Download (UK), Soundwave (Australia), Summer Sonic (Japan), Graspop (Belgium), and Rock On The Range (USA). As evidence of the singular role they play in the zeitgeist of rock & roll in the 21st century, in November 2012 A7X made an unprecedented appearance as characters in Call of Duty Black Ops 2 - the biggest-selling video game of all time, which featured the band's performance of "Carry On," written specifically for the game.