We?re back w ep 40 of RTFMC this week
Swedish Hitz Go Metal
and the feature blah blah Holy Force
Plus metalchild is a year old, Black Sabbath is getting back together no they?re not and pizza is metal again.
MELIAH RAGE – Up in Flames from the album Dead To The World available now on Metal on Metal Records
ILLIUM – Neanderthal Within from the album Genetic Memory
A loose concept album about genetic engineering
Australian Power Metal – Australians are awesome! They got kangaroos and shit! Band is loosely based in Australia – DiMeo is from New York and for a while they had a Swede playing keys.
Mike DiMeo singin?, previously known from Masterplan and Riot. He?s a pretty killer vocalist. This is his second album with the band.
WUT: Wikipedia says Mike DiMeo was brought into Riot previously having played with Howard Stern sidekick Stuttering John Melendez in a local band named Josie Sang.
Featured Bang HOLY FORCE – Album Holy Force
A Country Good or Bad
*** fuckin a! Rhino and Mark Boals still murder bitches. ***
SWEDISH HITZ GO METAL – All That She Wants
Tommy ReinXeed of Boden, Sweden from ReinXeed, Golden Resurrection, and this. 23 years old, super productive and has put out like 6 albums already. We featured ReinXeed – 1912 in episode 34 http://metalchild.net/audio/do?wnload/46/metalchild-34-REINXE?ED.mp3
Features songs by ABBA, Ace of Base and Roxette. Two videos are on YouTube now, ABBA Money Money Money and Roxette The Look.
During 2011/2012 Tommy will travel with a 5-piece band performing the album live all around the world.
HUNTED – Impaled from the album Welcome The Dead available now on Massacre Records.
Supported Steve Grimmett (Grim Reaper)
from Cardiff, Wales, UK.
CLOSE — Luca from Rhapsody
Call for writers, producers, scouts, social media peeps, whatever. Get involved!
Ex-Warrant singer Jani Lane dead at 47
Jani Lane — former lead singer of the rock band Warrant — was found dead at a hotel in L.A. Thursday evening … TMZ has learned.
Lane’s body was discovered at the Comfort Inn hotel in Woodland Hills, CA. So far, no official cause of death has been released.
Investigators found a half-empty bottle of vodka and prescription medication in the hotel room where Jani Lane died yesterday … TMZ has learned.
Sources tell us paramedics were called to the Comfort Inn in Woodland Hills, CA yesterday around 5:15 PM. He was pronounced dead on the scene.
An autopsy is scheduled for later today.
We’re told Lane’s death is being treated as an accidental overdose or a possible death from natural causes.
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Jani Lane Tribute Show Planned for August 29
A tribute show is being planned for late rockerJani Lane of Warrant fame. Lane passed away last Thursday, August 11th, at a hotel in Woodland Hills, California. He was 47.
The cause of death has yet to be determined, as toxicology reports have not been returned. Lane had a long history of alcohol abuse throughout his life.
Several bands from the ’80s era of glam/hard rock, such as Great White, Quiet Riot andEnuff Z’nuff, are planning to come out for a memorial show celebrating Lane’s life, legacy and work. The free show will take place at the Key Club in Hollywood on August 29th. Fans and friends are invited to come out and enjoy what is sure to be a celebration of all things Jani Lane.
Behemoth Frontman Nergal Found Innocent Of Blasphemy Charges In Poland
According to The Associated Press, Behemoth frontman Adam “Negal” Darski was found innocent today in a Polish court, after being on trial for ripping pages out of a Bible and labelling it, “a deceitful book” at a concert in 2007. He was being charged for the crime of insulting religious feelings, an offense which can carry a sentence of two years imprisonment in the predominantly Catholic country of Poland. Darski was cleared of the charges when he explained that the show where the tearing took place was a closed event in which only those who had purchased tickets attended and knew what to expect, a statement held up when questioned audience members stated that they were not offended by Darski’s actions or comments.
When Nergal tore up a Bible at a show in Poland in 2007, calling it a “book of lies,” it offended people… and their religious feelings. Nergal went one step further than pop star Sinead O’Connor, who famously tore up a picture of the Pope while performing on ‘Saturday Night Live’ in 1992, sending religious zealots into a frenzy. Nergal also called the Catholic Church the “most murderous cult on the planet” and was then sued by the All-Polish Committee For Defense Against Sects for his actions.
However, Judge Krzysztof Wieckowski said that such an action is a form of artistic expression the remains consistent with Behemoth’s style, sound and ethos. The judge also said that the court had no intention of limiting freedom of expression or the right to criticize religion.
Nergal was actually found innocent of the same charge earlier this summer, but the case came back around again based on a prosecutorial appeal.
Five Reported Dead At Pukkelpop Festival
Five people have now been reported dead after a torrential storm hit the Pukkelpopp festival and brought an enormous stage down.
The festival, which is held near Hasselt, Belgium had bands such as Bring Me The Horizon, As I Lay Dying, Deftones, Within Temptation, Suicidal Tendencies and Your Demise on the bill.
The storm hit the festival site causing rigging to collapse, giant screens to fall and trees to be uprooted. The rest of the event has now been cancelled by the organizers. In previous years, the festival has been headlined by Metallica and Iron Maiden.
It was the second consecutive year of tragedy for Pukkelpop. Last year, lead singer of the group Ou Est Le Swimming Pool, Charles Haddon, committed suicide at the event.
RHAPSODY OF FIRE split up
After 15 years of friendship, hard work and big passion, fully invested in the creation of symphonic music and an epic saga that will remain in the history of heavy metal, Alex Staropoli and Luca Turilli decided to proceed to a friendly split.
“10 albums released and the end of the saga represent, musically and lyrically, an important artistic goal finally reached, underlined by the success of our last release “From Chaos To Eternity”, for which we want to thank our wonderful fans once again. Now it came the time when new artistic stimulations need to be found, in respect of both parts’ visions and perspectives and of our longtime friendship” say Luca and Alex. Due to the latest legal agreements actually in force, Alex Staropoli will go on with RHAPSODY OF FIRE having, between the others, Fabio Lione as singer, Tom Hess as guitar player and Alex Holzwarth as drummer. For the same agreements and the original name’s common ownership, Luca Turilli will release his future works with a new RHAPSODY band, including the faithful band members Dominique Leurquin, Patrice Guers and Alex Holzwarth.
Alex says: “While wishing the best to Luca and his new band, I want to tell you that Fabio and myself feel motivated and stronger than ever and that RHAPSODY OF FIRE are already planning a great worldwide tour. More information regarding the new bass player and the new second guitar player will follow. Stay tuned!”
ALICE COOPER Collaborator Dick Wagner “Safe And Sound” After Surgery
ALICE COOPER, KISS and LOU REED collaborator/guitarist Dick Wagner was hospitalized this past week due bleeding in his brain, caused by a fall and banging his head on the edge of his pool.
According to a new Facebook update, “Dick made it well through surgery, and he’s safe and sound and resting in his room. His surgeon was pleased with the results! He needs quiet the first 24 hours, but we will keep you posted. Thanks for the LOVE. It truly means the world to Dick. More updates tomorrow.”
*** I don?t really know this dude, because he played on the shitty Alice albums, but he also played on Welcome to my Nightmare and wrote ?Only Women Bleed,? so he?s important ***
BLACK SABBATH has not officially released any confirmation of reunion
The original lineup of Ozzy Osbourne, Geezer Butler, Tony Iommi, and Bill Ward has officially reformed and have begun reheasing for an upcoming reunion tour and possible studio album.
According to Talkingmetal.net, Osbourne, Iommi, Butler and Ward came to a decision 14 days ago to go ahead with the reunion, and this morning (Monday 15 August) the group convened in a secret rehearsal studio to begin to begin working on a live set – and what will hopefully be a new album.
BLACK SABBATH guitarist Tony Iommi has released the following statement regarding the reports of a reunion of the band’s original lineup:
“I’m saddened that a Birmingham journalist whom I trusted has chosen this point in time to take a conversation we had back in June and make it sound like we spoke yesterday about a BLACK SABBATH reunion.
“At the time I was supporting the Home Of Metal exhibition was merely speculating shooting the breeze on something all of us get asked constantly, ‘Are you getting back together?’
“Thanks to the Internet it’s now gone round the world as some sort of ‘official’ statement on my part; absolute nonsense. I hope he’s enjoyed his moment of glory, he won’t have another at my expense.
“To my old pals, Ozzy, Geezer and Bill, sorry about this, I should have known better.”
The original SABBATH lineup has not toured together since summer 2005, and last convened for their induction into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Famein early 2006.
SABBATH did try to record a new album 12 years ago, their first since 1978, but abandoned the attempt after just a couple of songs.
Metallica And Lou Reed Reveal Collaboration Album Details
Heavy metal veterans Metallica and Lou Reed, the legendary singer and former frontman of The Velvet Underground, has announced that the name of their forthcoming collaboration album will be, “Lulu.” The record’s title comes from the plays of German expressionist writer Frank Wededkind’s plays “Earth Spirit” and “Pandora’s Box,” which tell a story of a young abused dancer’s life and relationships and are now collectively known as the “Lulu Plays.” For more information on the plays and how they serve as the inspiration behind the album, please visit http://www.loureedmetallica.com/. “Lulu” is scheduled to be released on October 31st in Europe and November 1st in North America.
FORBIDDEN Announces Online Drummer Auditions
Guitarist / founding member / songwriter Craig Locicero of the Bay Area thrash band FORBIDDEN has issued the following update:
?This has been the week of all weeks for FORBIDDEN highs and lows. It started with losing a drummer and cancelling an entire tour. Really low. But there has been a few silver linings as well.
“First good thing is Gene Hoglan (DARK ANGEL, DEATH, STRAPPING YOUNG LAD) had an opening in his schedule and is playing a one-off with us at this weekend’s Alcatraz Metal Festival in Belgium. Gene is our bro! Because of him, we salvaged the European tour’s biggest date.
“Then, the ProgPower festival in Atlanta, Georgia inquired about September 17. Gene once again has an opening… so here we come Atlanta! We’ll bring our thrash to both of these amazing festivals thanks to the Mighty Atomic Clock coming through!
“As for our long-term drummer solution, well… some other fantastic drummers with respected names have offered their sticks from all over the world. Many of our awesome friends and peers alike have made it clear they would lend us a hand or flat out want the gig! That is an honor beyond words and we thank all of you. But there is simply no way to get everyone into a room to jam and have it be practical. That would take weeks we don’t have.
“We want the right player so we’ve decided to set up a YouTube channel specifically for the truest contenders. A place just for those serious enough to show the band and the world your skills playing FORBIDDEN songs. Send a video of yourself bashing out ‘Forsaken At The Gates’,’Infinite’ and another FORBIDDEN song of your choice. We will look at all of the videos objectively and decide who goes to the next level. At that next point, chemistry becomes everything. First we need to get past first base before sliding home.
“If you deserve to sit on the same throne as Paul Bostaph, Steve Jacobs, Mark Hernandez, and Gene Hoglan, you’d better get ready to bring it out in the open! As far as we’re concerned, those are four of the greatest drummers in thrash metal so give it your best shot! What are you drummers waiting for? Let’s see what you’ve got!”
Send a Dropbox, Fileblaze, or Mediablaze download link to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
By sending in your submission, you are granting your consent to having your video file uploaded onto the FORBIDDEN “Drummer 2011” YouTube channel and other social media sites for comments.
Make sure to include your name and contact information in your e-mail.
Scott Ian will be on ?The Walking Dead?
Hmmm, let?s see, well I played some guitar, did some catching up on my reading and oh yeah, I GOT TO BE A FUCKING ZOMBIE ON WALKING DEAD.
OK so here?s the scoop?
My agent got the call asking if I wanted to come down and get made up to play a zombie in a webisode for AMC?s Walking Dead directed by Greg Nicotero (effects GOD, check out the resume: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0630524/). I couldn?t say yes to this fast enough. Like I said in my Tweet, I?ve been wanting to do this my whole life. Zombies have always been my favorite genre of horror and to participate in something as killer as Walking Dead would just be amazing.
Truly my Make A Wish moment!
GWAR IS IN THE NEWS
Gwar Announce Clothing Collaboration
Legendary blood-soaked monster metallers Gwar have announced their first ever clothing brand collaboration.
The Virginia behemoths have revealed that they are to have their first ever brand collaboration with Altamont Apparel. The line will include three exclusive t-shirts with never-before used GWAR designs from back int? day.
Point your browser thisaway for more info and to check out Altamont?s other lines! Gnarly.
Finally An Activity Book For Metal Fans
Have you ever wanted to color Slayer logos with the blood of the neighborhood kids? Now you can along with many other fun activities like connect the moles on Lemmy’s face, 666 Soduko, and there is even a hair metal crossword puzzle. Check out Aye Jay Morano’s book here.
Domino?s Pizza Tracker has a fantastic metal theme that alerts you to your delivery status with a killer metal scream. We must find out who recorded this shit.