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Australian metalcore legends I Killed The Prom Queen have just released an awesome new video for Bright Enough which is off their latest record Beloved!

The guys are about to embark on their Australian tour with The Ghost Inside, In Hearts Wake, Bury Tomorrow & Hellions. Make sure you get your tickets because it’s going to be one hell of a show!

Friday, 5th September
Magpies City Club, Canberra (AA)
Tickets: Via IKTPQ

Saturday, 6th September
The Cage, Picton (AA)
Tickets: Via IKTPQ

Sunday, 7th September
Cambridge, Newcastle (18+)
Tickets: Via IKTPQ

Tuesday, 9th September
YAC, Byron Bay (AA)
Tickets: Via IKTPQ

Wednesday, 10 September
Kontraband, Toowoomba (AA)
Tickets: Via IKTPQ

Thursday, 11th September
Coolangatta Hotel, GC (18+)
Tickets: Via IKTPQ

Friday, 12th September
The Arena, Brisbane (18+)
Tickets: Via IKTPQ

Saturday, 13th September
Oasis Youth Centre, Wyong (AA)
Tickets: Via IKTPQ

Sunday, 14th September
UNSW Roundhouse, Sydney (AA)*
Tickets: Via IKTPQ

Tuesday, 16th September
Hotel Gearin, Katoomba (18+)
Tickets: Via IKTPQ

Wednesday, 17th September
Neil Wilson Pavillion, Wodonga (AA)
Tickets: Via IKTPQ

Thursday, 18th September
Mechanics Hall, Frankston (AA)
Tickets: Via IKTPQ

Friday, 19th September
170 Russell, Melbourne (18+)
Tickets: Via IKTPQ

Saturday, 20th September
Phoenix Youth Centre, Melbourne (AA)
Tickets: Via IKTPQ

Wednesday, 24th September
Karova Lounge, Ballarat (18+)
Tickets: Via IKTPQ

Thursday, 25th September
Synergy Dance Studios, Mt Gambier (AA)
Tickets: Via IKTPQ

Friday, 26th September
HQ, Adelaide (AA)
Tickets: Via IKTPQ

Saturday, 27th September
Leederville HQ, Perth (AA)
Tickets: Via IKTPQ

Sunday, 28th September
Capitol, Perth (18+)
Tickets: Via IKTPQ

Ice-T always has something interesting to say and today we’ve got him talking to Loudwire about Body Count’s new album Manslaughter! He talks about going from cop killer to blogger killer, what the goal was with releasing Manslaughter and explains that with his more controversial songs that he’s ‘not singing to you if it bothers you’. Well, makes sense I guess!

Check out the interview below! 

Surely by now you’ve had a chance to give Body Count’s new album Manslaughter a spin and if you haven’t, you definitely need to hear it. Ernie C and Vincent Prince recently caught up with Loudwire to talk about the new record, how it came together, and the inspiration behind Bitch In The Pit!

We’re all glad to have Body Count back together. I know it’s been a while since you guys have done an album. Can you talk about bringing it back around and getting everything going again?

Ernie C: It was time. We hadn’t done a record in almost eight years. The climate is great for a Body Count record. It felt right. We’re not doing a record for the sake of doing a record, it was the right time. Ice is available to play and he was into it, so here we are.

‘Manslaughter’ — how did it become the title of the album?

Vincent Price: ‘Manslaughter’ is based on the whole industry and how everything has been going these days. These bands, these songs, everything. When we came about writing these songs, we just felt they were so different and Body Count was just more current then. We just want to basically come and take everything over.

‘Talk S–t, Get Shot’ — love that track and the video is awesome. Talk about the track and then the video.

EC: It’s a rule of life! Body Count brings everything to the extreme. You can talk s–t and get punched but we say talk s–t get shot. Body Count is an extreme band. So we wrote the song, just as it goes to bloggers and to people on the Internet who just say things and don’t realize that it affects people. You can’t get shot from words, words are something you can get in trouble about. That’s what that song is about. The video — it was very interesting. Just shooting people in the street.[laughs]

‘B-tch in the Pit’ is a great song.

EC: It’s the song about the empowerment of women. That’s what that song is really about. We saw a girl that was controlling in the pit. So that’s the song for women to be dominant on.

Ernie, you started the band with Ice-T. What’s it been like seeing Body Count evolve over the years?

EC: It’s interesting because I’ve been doing the band for 24 years, 25 years basically. We’ve lost three members over the years. This combination is the best ones I’ve had since the beginning. Everyone is one removed from the person who’s passed. Vince is the second bass player, we had another bass player and he — it was the third member of the band. The band had time to heal. We were playing too soon after someone passed. Now the band has grieved and now we’re out playing and it feels damn good again. I feel like a kid out here!

A lot of things haven’t changed, has anything changed for you? Especially the way touring is nowadays.

EC: The music business has changed for the worse I think. Things we used to do for free they charge for, which we don’t like. We used to come out and do meet and greets and just sign everyone’s stuff, now the record company says we can’t do that. You can’t do this. We’re selling a bundle, we’re selling a helicopter ride with you. [laughs] You can’t do things you used to do for free.



Check out the rest of the interview at Loudwire

Time to head over to www.slipknot1.com again guys…

It’s been a while since we’ve seen (or heard) anything new from Stone Sour, which is pretty understandable considering there’s a new Slipknot album coming! However, the guys have just put out a brand new lyric video for The House of Gold & Bones (which is from The House of Gold & Bones Part 2)! The video features some pretty rad animation of the comics, check it out below!

Photo credit: Luke Daley - Makezure

Trivium have finally released a new video for Through Blood And Dirt And Bone which is off their most recent album Vengeance Falls. This is the first video for the guys with their new drummer Mat Madiro! The video features a whole heap of footage on and off stage on the band’s current tour.

Check it out!

Avenged Sevenfold are currently on the festival circuit around the US and guitarist Synyster Gates took some time to chat with Revolver before tearing up the stage at Rock On The Range! 

Synyster Gates talked about his festival do’s and don’ts as well as revealing what his extra-curricular activities are!

Check it out below!

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Joyce Manor’s new album Never Hungover Again is due for release tomorrow but thanks to our friends at Tone Deaf, you can stream the album in full early! 

The stream also includes a track-by-track rundown with the band’s lead singer Barry Johnson!

Head over to the Tone Deaf website to have a listen!

Black Stone Cherry’s Chris Robertson took some time to chat with Full Metal Jackie the other night on Loudwire Nights! They talked about the band’s latest album Magic Mountain, the importance of storytelling in their music and the moment they knew they had nailed their new record!

Check it out!

Chris, what’s the biggest advantage to being an established band recording its fourth album and what not-so-positive aspects surprised you the most?

Everything about this process was good. I mean, we didn’t have to do a lot of co-writes, we had to write the record and do everything like that on our own. When it came time to record, we worked with Joe Barresi. The thing about Joe is that he understands a band. A lot of times, when you get in the studio it’s all about the singer and the song and with Joe, it was all about, “Well let’s make this bass part cool. Let’s make this drum part stand out, let’s actually do this like a band rather than a singer-songwriter with four guys playing with him.” That was the coolest thing for us. The fact that we got to go in there, like a band, and record and do it all to two-inch tape, the super old school method of doing things, it was awesome.

Musically, what was the most important goal you had for ‘Magic Mountain’? And, what was the “high five each other” moment when you knew you nailed it?

I think one of the coolest thing for us, any time we recorded an album, there’s always been a computer screen running in front of us. With that you can go in and make everything perfect, say my guitar part is a little early, I can go in and slide those things over. For us, we always have been a very music-driven band. We always write music before we write lyrics. To be able to go in and record that music with no computer running, just the two-inch tape machine, you have to play the parts right. You can’t go, “Well, that’s close enough. We can fix that.” To go in and just play it … and it’s almost like the coolest thing about this record, for me, is that there’s a definite live vibe about it. Because it was recorded to tape, and we didn’t go in and fix every little thing, we just recorded the songs and they came out as what they are.

Would your songs be such great stories if you didn’t come from a cultural background of storytelling?

Absolutely not. The thing about us, we’re very fortunate in the fact that we’re from a small town. There really wasn’t a music scene going on. We kind of got to do whatever we wanted, we didn’t have to try to fit in to play bars. We didn’t have to play Top 40 covers or the active rock hit list. We just got to go play our own songs. We’ve played our own songs from day one. Storytelling is a big part of where we’re from. Yeah we’ll embellish the stories to make them a little more interesting every time you tell them, but it’s just a part of the way of life. I think that has a lot to do with our songwriting and style of music all together. Look at Lynyrd Skynyrd. They’re from the south and they sing about their songs everyone loves are about honesty and the stories in those songs.



Read the rest of the interview at Loudwire