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Watch DEEP PURPLE’s Video For ‘The Surprising’

British/American hard rock legends DEEP PURPLE are setting sail into new waters with their first-ever animated video. The official clip for "The Surprising", one of the fan-favorite tracks from the band's latest album, "inFinite", takes the viewer on a journey through the magical fifty-year history of the band. With high attention to detail, the animated masterpiece follows the five heroes of our story — Ian Gillan, Ian Paice, Roger Glover, Don Airey and Steve Morse — through a stormy ship cruise full of allusions and sees them riding off into the sunset. The video, which can be seen below, was directed and illustrated by Matt Rooke, alongside director Peter Rogers, who also produced the video together with Craig Hooper and Collin Games, known from the DEEP PURPLE movie documentary "From Here To inFinite". DEEP PURPLE and earMUSIC have also announced the release of the ninety-seven-minute documentary "From Here To inFinite", which is due out in November. It shows the history and origin of "inFinite" and provides a deep insight into the workings of the band for the first time on Blu-ray. The Blu-ray further includes two hours of bonus material, including music videos such as "The Surprising", three previously unreleased live videos ("Time For Bedlam", "Birds of Prey" and "Smoke On The Water"), all filmed and recorded at Hellfest 2017, as well as in-depth behind-the-scenes footage, movie documentary outtakes, interviews, and an audio commentary by DEEP PURPLE themselves — all previously unreleased. In conjunction with the release of the Blu-ray, DEEP PURPLE and earMUSIC are also releasing "The inFinite Live Recorings, Pt. 1" on a special three-disc vinyl LP, produced by Bob Ezrin. This was recorded at Hellfest 2017, the biggest metal festival in France and contains a brand new previously unreleased eighty-minute live performance. "From Here To inFinite" track listing (Blu-ray) * The Movie – "From Here To inFinite" (97 minutes) Bonus (132 minutes) * Audio commentary by DEEP PURPLE * Live At Hellfest 2017 01. Time For Bedlam 02. Birds Of Prey 03. Smoke On The Water * Outtakes "From Here To inFinite" 01. Full Interview with Joe Satriani 02. Corky - The Recording Engineer * Official Music Videos 01. The Surprising 02. Johnny's Band 03. Johnny's Band Documentary 04. All I Got Is You * About "inFinite" - Interviews 01. About the Album 02. Beyond the Album 03. Track by track 04. Rapid Fire interview 05. Behind the Scenes photoshoot "The inFinite Live Recorings, Pt. 1" track listing (3LP) Side A 01. Time For Bedlam 02. Fireball 03. Bloodsucker Side B 01. Strange Kind Of Woman 02. Uncommon Man Side C 01. The Surprising 02. Lazy Side D 01. Birds Of Prey 02. Hell To Pay 03. Key Solo Side E 01. Perfect Strangers 02. Space Truckin' 03. Smoke On The Water Side F 01. Hush 02. Black Night

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FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH Releases ‘Ain’t My Last Dance’ Music Video

FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH has released a music video for the song "Ain't My Last Dance". The track is taken from the band's latest album, "Got Your Six", which came out in 2015. "We thought this was the perfect song to address the various rumours circul...

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Former PANTERA singer Philip Anselmo has announced the formation of a new project called EN MINOR. The band, which is influenced by the classic goth period of the '80s with artists like THE CURE and SISTERS OF MERCY, will release its long-completed debut album in early 2018 via Anselmo's Housecore Records. Anselmo, who is currently on the road with SUPERJOINT, spoke about EN MINOR's upcoming disc during an interview with Jimmy Cabbs's "5150" interview series, conducted before the former group's September 27 concert at the Whisky A Go Go in West Hollywood, California. "I have a record coming out that's been finished for two years almost now, of course — just like every other fucking record," Anselmo said (see video below). "It's with a band called EN MINOR. And I guess it would be my, 'Hello, great dark eighties of SISTERS OF MERCY, of THE CURE 'Seventeen Seconds' record and 'Faith' album.' Early THE CURE. Early U2. Nick Cave and the fucking BAD SEEDS or THE BIRTHDAY PARTY. David Bowie… I take all these influences and then somehow we came out with results. "It is what it is," he continued. "I'll let the people decide at the end of the day. And we'll see. But, once again, I'm not shootin' for radio time here; I'm just trying to broaden my horizons, write some harkening songs. But I think they have their own life, honestly. It's retro only to a certain degree, I think, within me, because I know where it's coming from. But I guess when a listener hears it these days, most people react… I hear the word 'cinematic' a lot, and I hear, 'This is the best record you've done in thirty years,' or some shit like that, something like that." According to Anselmo, EN MINOR is one of several projects he is currently shuffling, with a number of recordings scheduled to be made available over the coming months. "I do have other releases [coming out] before [EN MINOR], and that is the new SCOUR [EP] has been finished for about a year. So that's coming out. The next [PHILIP H. ANSELMO & THE] ILLEGALS is coming out, and that's a whole different kettle of fish from the first ILLEGALS. And then the EN MINOR is coming out. So I'm thinking maybe March of next year." Philip also talked about the freedom he has as an artist to release many different types of albums through Housecore, his independent record label specializing in heavy music by a number of handpicked bands as well as his own projects. "Having a record label right now is a money pit, of course — it's a labor of love," he explained. "People don't buy records anymore; they steal them, and they're used to stealing them. And I'll tell you what: if the laws were passed correctly tomorrow, making it absolutely shut-down fucking illegal — you have to purchase music — there would be a generation of kids who were pissed about it. You know it — because they're so coddled into it now, because of their little devices and machines and whatnot. "I would love to personally sue the Internet for ruining the music business," he continued. "But at the same time, if I can give back in any way, shape or form and leave a dent with one of my bands, or one of the bands on Housecore Records, that'll feel good. And I think maybe long after you and I have bitten the dirt, maybe, just maybe, there'll be a little time capsule carved out, a bas-relief, that said, 'Here lies Housecore Records, and they still owe you nothing.'" SUPERJOINT kicked off its U.S. tour with DEVILDRIVER on September 23 in Austin, Texas. The trek is hitting two dozen venues across the country, including this year's edition of Rock 'N' Shock in Worcester, Massachusetts. Additional support is being provided by Housecore labelmates CHILD BITE and KING PARROT as well as CANE HILL.

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Watch EVANESCENCE’s AMY LEE Take Part In Question-And-Answer Session, Performance At New York City’s Steinway Hall

EVANESCENCE singer Amy Lee took part in a question-and-answer session and one-song live performance Tuesday night (October 3) at the Steinway Hall in New York City. You can now watch the event via the Paste Facebook page below. EVANESCENCE's new album, "Synthesis", is due on November 10. The effort features full orchestration in a completely synthetic world of beats and sounds, with help from arranger and composer David Campbell. "Synthesis" will contain two new EVANESCENCE songs in addition to fan favorites re-recorded with a live orchestra and electronica. The album includes guest performance by famed violinist Lindsey Stirling on "Hi-Lo", one of the two new tracks on the album. The "Synthesis Live" tour will launch on October 14 on the West Coast. Like the album, "Synthesis Live" will feature a reimagining of some of EVANESCENCE's best-loved songs with the spotlight on full orchestra, electronics combined with the band and Lee's virtuoso piano and voice. "This is a total passion project for me. There are so many layers in our music, underneath the huge drums and guitars," explained Lee. "I've always wanted to shine a light on some of the gorgeous David Campbell arrangements and programming elements in our songs, and that idea snowballed into completely re-doing them with full orchestra, not just strings, elaborate programming and experimentation. "This will be our first time touring with orchestra and I'm so excited to perform this way — really focus on the vocals, and the emotion and the story we've built over the years. I'm also really excited about the new material on the album. Besides the two new songs, there are some really beautiful instrumental in-between moments. The whole thing flows like a big, dynamic soundtrack." Living up to its name, "Synthesis" is a combination of organic and synthesized sounds, taking a selection of EVANESCENCE's three previous studio releases along with two new songs — first single "Imperfection" and "Hi-Lo" — and re-imagining them as brand-new recordings. "Synthesis" is an amalgamation of Lee's masterful singing and piano playing, supported by her band, a full symphony orchestra performing arrangements by longtime collaborator David Campbell as well as an array of electronic music programming and effects engineered by co-producer Will Hunt — not to be confused with the band's drummer of the same name — and mixer Damian Taylor (Björk, THE KILLERS, ARCADE FIRE) who also collaborated with the band on the album.

Amy Lee from Evanescence live at Steinway Hall in NYC

Amy Lee from Evanescence performs live at Steinway & Sons! More performance sessions and interviews here:

Posted by Paste Music & Daytrotter on Tuesday, October 3, 2017

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LIV SIN Supports Animal Rights With New Single ‘King Of The Damned’

LIV SIN, the new band led by former SISTER SIN vocalist Liv "Sin" Jagrell, has released a new song called "King Of The Damned" via Bandcamp. The track is a call to action for the public to do something about the extinction of the world's wildlife. The band has chosen to work with the Swedish animal rights organization Djurens Rätt during the single campaign. Jagrell got the inspiration for the lyrics to "King Of The Damned" from Nick Brandt's picture of Cecil The Lion from "Inherit The Dust", a photo exhibition where Brandt revisited places where he used to take pictures of the wildlife that shows how these landscapes now has turned into wastelands filled with piles of garbage. "This is extremely depressing and not flattering for mankind," says Jagrell. "Unfortunately, this is the way we are heading if we do nothing. Remember 'Lion King'? Well, soon there is not going to be any 'King Of The Jungle' left. The few lions left will become the 'King Of The Damned' instead." LIV SIN's debut album, "Follow Me", was released in April via the Swedish label Despotz Records. The effort was co-produced by longtime ACCEPT and U.D.O. member Stefan Kaufmann. LIV SIN has just completed a string of European dates in the U.K., Germany, Austria, Czech Republic, Netherlands, Switzerland and Belgium. Next week, the band will embark on a major tour of Spain.

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Reactivated Florida metal outfit THE ABSENCE has signed a deal with M-Theory Audio. The band's new album will be released in early 2018. THE ABSENCE came onto the scene in 2005 with its crushing Metal Blade debut, "From Your Grave". The album, and its two follow-up releases, 2007's "Riders Of The Plague" and 2010's "Enemy Unbound", showcased the perfect mixture of heart-wrenching melodies and skull-pounding aggression truly making them one of the premiere bands of the melodic death metal scene. THE ABSENCE further cemented its reputation via several tours supporting some of the biggest names in metal. And then they seemingly disappeared. As a result of setbacks in personnel and, for some bandmembers, a desire to explore new terrain by recording and performing with additional groups or working in related fields producing or handling live sound/tour managing for others, THE ABSENCE was put on hold waiting for the right time to return. Last year, the revamped band — consisting of singer Jamie Stewart, drummer Jeramie Kling and bassist Mike Leon, along with the addition of celebrated guitar duo Joey Concepcion (JASTA, ARMAGEDDON) and Taylor Nordberg (SOILWORK, RIBSPREADER) — teased fans with the face-melting "Septic Testament". The reaction was phenomenal and motivated the band members to continue writing and recording the epic return and be absent from the scene no more. M-Theory Audio is headed by former Century Media president Marco Barbieri and includes with a team of friends and seasoned pros who have worked with labels like Victory, Prosthetic and Epitaph. "We as a unit could not be happier to sign a deal with such an amazing group of hardworking people," states Kling. "Marco and the crew over at M-Theory are the future of record labels!" "I am thrilled to sign THE ABSENCE to M-Theory Audio and continue this next chapter," declares Marco. "I've followed THE ABSENCE as a fan since the beginning and always thought they were one of the better new bands. I love their mix of rapid-fire hostility and ear-pleasing guitar work."

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POWER QUEST: ‘Lords Of Tomorrow’ Music Video Released

POWER QUEST, the renowned melodic power metal band based in the U.K., has released the official music video for the song "Lords Of Tomorrow", the second single from its long-awaited sixth album, "Sixth Dimension". The disc will be released on October 1...

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SCORPIONS To Be Honored By The Los Angeles City Council

According to, Friday, October 6 will be declared "Scorpions Day" in the city of Los Angeles in honor of the German hard rock veterans who amassed a string of Billboard chart toppers in the 1980s. SCORPIONS will be honored by the Los Angel...

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Video Premiere: VEIL OF MAYA’s ‘Doublespeak’

The official music video for the song "Doublespeak" from Illinois's VEIL OF MAYA can be seen below. The track is taken from the band's new album, "False Idol", which will be released on October 20 via Sumerian Records. The disc is described in a press release as "a marked sonic evolution — it's more hypnotic, heavier, and hits harder than ever before. 'False Idol' also encodes a curious narrative underneath a maelstrom of polyrhythmic guitars, sweeping vocals, and shuddering beats." "The whole album is told from a first-person perspective", explains vocalist Lukas Magyar. "You're following this character, who's not the nicest person, and he rises to power. You'll have to listen to find out what happens — it's a very dark storyline." "It felt more like we were making a movie or a TV series," guitarist Marc Okubo adds. "Lukas actually had a storyboard idea that we talked about before even starting. It's almost like we were providing the soundtrack in VEIL OF MAYA's template." The seeds for this widescreen ambition can be traced back to 2015's "Matriarch", which bowed at No. 2 on the Billboard Hard Rock chart and spawned the band's biggest hit to date in the form of "Mikasa" — the video racked up over 5.2 million YouTube views and 5.1 million Spotify streams. The album also earned critical acclaim from Billboard, Alternative Press, New Noise Magazine and more. The release of "Matriarch" saw VEIL OF MAYA hit the road with the likes of ANIMALS AS LEADERS, UPON A BURNING BODY, VOLUMES, CHELSEA GRIN, OCEANS ATE ALASKA and other heavy hitters, as well as performing on the Vans Warped Tour. Then, in late 2016, the band headed to Los Angeles to record what would become "False Idol". Marc Okubo worked with producer Max Schad in one studio, while Lukas Magyar teamed up with vocal producer Brandon Paddock in another. "Working in two studios at the same time was a new approach for us," says Marc. "In the past, we completed all of the instrumentals for Lukas to then marinate on. Everything was done by the time he joined the band, but this is the first time we got to write with his voice in mind. And another change was that he was writing on the spot — it brought a different energy and ended up being really cool. Working with Max [Schad] made a big difference too." The end product is a darker and heavier vibe, with first single "Overthrow" effortlessly moving from a crushing tidal wave of riffs into a soaring, striking clean refrain. It taps into the expansive energy of signature fan favourites, whilst elevating the group to a new level. In "False Idol", VEIL OF MAYA have an album that crushes pulverizing power with an unforgettable narrative in the landscape of their most definitive work to date. "We wanted to create something fresh," Lukas explains. "We didn't recycle the same old thing. It's a new beginning." "I hope the record is one that people will want to go back to and study again," agrees Marc. "It's worth more than one listen." VEIL OF MAYA is: Lukas Magyar - vocals Marc Okubo - guitar Danny Hauser - bass Sam Applebaum - drums

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