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TOM MORELLO Hopes Unreleased AUDIOSLAVE Music Will Surface One Day

According to The Pulse Of Radio, PROPHETS OF RAGE guitarist Tom Morello told Music Radar in an interview that there is "great" unreleased music from his previous band AUDIOSLAVE that he hopes to issue one day. Morello said he even spoke with late AUDIOSLAVE frontman Chris Cornell about the unheard material, saying, "I hope it does [get released], because there's great AUDIOSLAVE material in the vault. It's so sad: we had talked about playing more AUDIOSLAVE shows and releasing that material and doing something together in the not-too-distant future." Morello told The Pulse Of Radio a while back that when AUDIOSLAVE first got together, they had to battle preconceptions of what they would sound like. "The second that people hear, 'Oh well SOUNDGARDEN and RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE are joining forces. It's going to sound like this...,' or 'It's going to be like that.' And we were able to completely shut all of that out and just concentrate on four friends writing tunes together. I think that was the key to the cohesion and the chemistry that we had." Morello also told Music Radar that the writing Cornell did for guitar was unusual and challenging, explaining, "He had a very wonderful and unorthodox songwriting talent — it was sort of part BEATLES, part BLACK SABBATH, but he had this internal non-4/4 time signature clock in him that was really interesting, and it's in some of those AUDIOSLAVE songs where he would contribute chord progressions." Cornell and Morello played together in AUDIOSLAVE from 2002 to 2007, recording three studio albums and a live LP. The band reunited for a brief set in January at an event protesting the inauguration of Donald Trump. Cornell committed suicide this past May. Morello's new group PROPHETS OF RAGE, which features Morello's other bandmates from AUDIOSLAVE and RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE, as well as members of PUBLIC ENEMY and CYPRESS HILL, will issue its self-titled debut album on September 15.

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TOM MORELLO Hopes Unreleased AUDIOSLAVE Music Will Surface One Day

According to The Pulse Of Radio, PROPHETS OF RAGE guitarist Tom Morello told Music Radar in an interview that there is "great" unreleased music from his previous band AUDIOSLAVE that he hopes to issue one day. Morello said he even spoke with late AUDIOSLAVE frontman Chris Cornell about the unheard material, saying, "I hope it does [get released], because there's great AUDIOSLAVE material in the vault. It's so sad: we had talked about playing more AUDIOSLAVE shows and releasing that material and doing something together in the not-too-distant future." Morello told The Pulse Of Radio a while back that when AUDIOSLAVE first got together, they had to battle preconceptions of what they would sound like. "The second that people hear, 'Oh well SOUNDGARDEN and RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE are joining forces. It's going to sound like this...,' or 'It's going to be like that.' And we were able to completely shut all of that out and just concentrate on four friends writing tunes together. I think that was the key to the cohesion and the chemistry that we had." Morello also told Music Radar that the writing Cornell did for guitar was unusual and challenging, explaining, "He had a very wonderful and unorthodox songwriting talent — it was sort of part BEATLES, part BLACK SABBATH, but he had this internal non-4/4 time signature clock in him that was really interesting, and it's in some of those AUDIOSLAVE songs where he would contribute chord progressions." Cornell and Morello played together in AUDIOSLAVE from 2002 to 2007, recording three studio albums and a live LP. The band reunited for a brief set in January at an event protesting the inauguration of Donald Trump. Cornell committed suicide this past May. Morello's new group PROPHETS OF RAGE, which features Morello's other bandmates from AUDIOSLAVE and RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE, as well as members of PUBLIC ENEMY and CYPRESS HILL, will issue its self-titled debut album on September 15.

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KATAKLYSM: Munich Concert To Be Filmed For Upcoming DVD

Canadian extreme metallers KATAKLYSM are celebrating their twenty-fifth anniversary in 2017 by embarking on a massive headline tour across Europe in the fall. To immortalize this event, the band has picked the last show of the tour — on October 21 in Munich, Germany at the famous Backstage club — to film the concert for future release. Longtime friend and American director Tommy Jones (SLAYER, DEATH ANGEL, IMMOLATION) will capture the entire gig. Tommy previously worked on KATAKLYSM's "Iron Will" documentary and the multiple video releases from the band's latest album, "Of Ghosts And Gods". KATAKLYSM states: "Hard to imagine so many years have passed already, but at the same time, we can't help but feel accomplished as a band. Twenty-five years later amongst multiple storms in our career, we stand tall and defined as a band. To mark this historic time in our lives, we have selected to go back to Europe, the place that embraced KATAKLYSM first, and do a series of shows commemorating the band's milestone anniversary. The band will be playing in their entirety two of our career-defining albums, 'Shadows & Dust' (which marks its fifteen-year anniversary) and 'Serenity In Fire', two back-to-back albums that became classics in the bands vast repertoire." Tommy adds: "I've done a lot of work with KATAKLYSM over the past several years. Seems like just yesterday we were shooting the twenty-year-anniversary DVD, 'Iron Will'! Looking forward to hitting Europe again with the guys for another go-round!" "Of Ghosts And Gods" was released in July 2015 via Nuclear Blast.

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KATAKLYSM: Munich Concert To Be Filmed For Upcoming DVD

Canadian extreme metallers KATAKLYSM are celebrating their twenty-fifth anniversary in 2017 by embarking on a massive headline tour across Europe in the fall. To immortalize this event, the band has picked the last show of the tour — on October 21 in Munich, Germany at the famous Backstage club — to film the concert for future release. Longtime friend and American director Tommy Jones (SLAYER, DEATH ANGEL, IMMOLATION) will capture the entire gig. Tommy previously worked on KATAKLYSM's "Iron Will" documentary and the multiple video releases from the band's latest album, "Of Ghosts And Gods". KATAKLYSM states: "Hard to imagine so many years have passed already, but at the same time, we can't help but feel accomplished as a band. Twenty-five years later amongst multiple storms in our career, we stand tall and defined as a band. To mark this historic time in our lives, we have selected to go back to Europe, the place that embraced KATAKLYSM first, and do a series of shows commemorating the band's milestone anniversary. The band will be playing in their entirety two of our career-defining albums, 'Shadows & Dust' (which marks its fifteen-year anniversary) and 'Serenity In Fire', two back-to-back albums that became classics in the bands vast repertoire." Tommy adds: "I've done a lot of work with KATAKLYSM over the past several years. Seems like just yesterday we were shooting the twenty-year-anniversary DVD, 'Iron Will'! Looking forward to hitting Europe again with the guys for another go-round!" "Of Ghosts And Gods" was released in July 2015 via Nuclear Blast.

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TEN YEARS AFTER: 50th-Anniversary Box Set To Include Previously Unreleased Material

To coincide with the TEN YEARS AFTER's eponymous debut release in 1967, Chrysalis Records presents a fiftieth-anniversary ten-CD box set. Due in November, the limited-edition set gathers, for the first time, albums from both the Chrysalis and Deram periods from 1967 to 1974 and includes a disc of previously unreleased material. "1967 - 1974", limited to one and a half thousand copies worldwide, contains LPs which have been remastered from the original quarter-inch production master tapes along with the bonus disc titled "The Cap Ferrat Sessions", which consists of never-before-heard recordings from 1972, newly mixed by acclaimed record producer Chris Kimsey. The package comes in a luxury hardback format with slipcase and an accompanying book which includes newly commissioned in-depth ten-thousand-word sleeve notes written by legendary Melody Maker journalist and early champion of the band Chris Welch, charting the band's progress from their early beginnings in Nottingham, through iconic appearances at the Woodstock and the Isle Of Wight festivals, right up to their eventual split in 1974. There are extensive interviews with the remaining band members plus members of Alvin Lee's family, and additional recording notes by Chris Kimsey. "I'm genuinely excited about the new TEN YEARS AFTER box set that we've been working on with Chrysalis due for release in November to celebrate the band's fiftieth anniversary," says TEN YEARS AFTER's founding drummer Ric Lee. "The box includes nine studio albums and a bonus CD that features the previously unreleased live album 'The Cap Ferrat Sessions'. "Originally recorded in 1972 in the south of France using THE ROLLING STONES mobile recording truck, the session tracks were gathering dust until now. "I remember we recorded the live tracks in a villa in Cap Ferrat, south of France. Each of the instruments were recorded in a different room — drums in the ballroom. "Between Chris Kimsey, our recording engineer and I, we managed to get one of the best drum sounds on any TEN YEARS AFTER recording. Natural ambience from the villa's acoustics helped tremendously. "The session tracks were originally planned for the 'Rock N Roll Music To The World' album, but due to vinyl restrictions of the time, the tracks were not included in the final album release. "More details are on the sleeve notes written for us by Chris Kimsey, who kindly agreed to mix the tracks for this boxed set release forty-five years after they were recorded. "This is a must-have collection for any avid TEN YEARS AFTER fan, and any new fans that want to soak up the band's recorded history." Storming the stages of rock, TEN YEARS AFTER created a sensation that stunned audiences and quickly won them a coveted place among the pantheon of great British groups. Alvin Lee — one of the most charismatic and admired guitar players to emerge from the British blues boom of the era and deservedly ranked alongside his contemporaries Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck, Jimmy Page and Jimi Hendrix — headed a powerful team of talented musicians, Leo Lyons, Chick Churchill and Ric Lee. During an intense seven-year period, they embarked on marathon tours, conquering America, enjoying success round the world, while also unleashing a succession of ground breaking albums. Their 1967 debut, "Ten Years After", was swiftly followed by pioneering live album "Undead" (1968) through the critically acclaimed "A Space In Time" (1971), featuring one of their finest songs, "I'd Love To Change The World", which is very apt in today's world, ending with 1974's "Positive Vibrations". "The Cap Ferrat Sessions" came as a result of a discovery by Alvin Lee's wife, who found a box of recordings deep in the vaults of the studio in their house they shared in Spain. They originate from the "Rock N Roll Music To The World" album sessions, which were recorded at a seaside villa in Cap Ferrat, south of France and Olympic Studios in London. Chrysalis Records turned to world renowned producer Chris Kimsey (whose credits include THE ROLLING STONES, BAD COMPANY and Peter Frampton), who recorded and engineered the original sessions, to mix these tracks for the first time. Revisiting the tapes, some forty-five years later, Kimsey added, "Alvin and the band were incredibly creative and abundant during this period. These re-discovered recordings were not rough demos, not rehearsals, but completed masters that did not make the album due to the time limitations of vinyl at the time. So these gems were left off. Mixing this in 2017 I began to study the parts, the playing, the response of each musician. It was amazing! It is what all great recordings are made of." CDs included in box set: 01. Ten Years After [Mono, 1967] 02. Undead [Stereo, 1968] 03. Stonedhenge [Stereo, 1969] 04. Ssssh [Stereo, 1969] 05. Cricklewood Green [Stereo, 1970] 06. Watt [Stereo, 1970] 07. A Space In Time [Stereo, 1971] 08, Rock & Music To The World [Stereo, 1972] 09. Positive Vibrations [Stereo, 1974] 10. The Cap Ferrat Sessions [recorded in 1972, mixed in 2017]

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TEN YEARS AFTER: 50th-Anniversary Box Set To Include Previously Unreleased Material

To coincide with the TEN YEARS AFTER's eponymous debut release in 1967, Chrysalis Records presents a fiftieth-anniversary ten-CD box set. Due in November, the limited-edition set gathers, for the first time, albums from both the Chrysalis and Deram periods from 1967 to 1974 and includes a disc of previously unreleased material. "1967 - 1974", limited to one and a half thousand copies worldwide, contains LPs which have been remastered from the original quarter-inch production master tapes along with the bonus disc titled "The Cap Ferrat Sessions", which consists of never-before-heard recordings from 1972, newly mixed by acclaimed record producer Chris Kimsey. The package comes in a luxury hardback format with slipcase and an accompanying book which includes newly commissioned in-depth ten-thousand-word sleeve notes written by legendary Melody Maker journalist and early champion of the band Chris Welch, charting the band's progress from their early beginnings in Nottingham, through iconic appearances at the Woodstock and the Isle Of Wight festivals, right up to their eventual split in 1974. There are extensive interviews with the remaining band members plus members of Alvin Lee's family, and additional recording notes by Chris Kimsey. "I'm genuinely excited about the new TEN YEARS AFTER box set that we've been working on with Chrysalis due for release in November to celebrate the band's fiftieth anniversary," says TEN YEARS AFTER's founding drummer Ric Lee. "The box includes nine studio albums and a bonus CD that features the previously unreleased live album 'The Cap Ferrat Sessions'. "Originally recorded in 1972 in the south of France using THE ROLLING STONES mobile recording truck, the session tracks were gathering dust until now. "I remember we recorded the live tracks in a villa in Cap Ferrat, south of France. Each of the instruments were recorded in a different room — drums in the ballroom. "Between Chris Kimsey, our recording engineer and I, we managed to get one of the best drum sounds on any TEN YEARS AFTER recording. Natural ambience from the villa's acoustics helped tremendously. "The session tracks were originally planned for the 'Rock N Roll Music To The World' album, but due to vinyl restrictions of the time, the tracks were not included in the final album release. "More details are on the sleeve notes written for us by Chris Kimsey, who kindly agreed to mix the tracks for this boxed set release forty-five years after they were recorded. "This is a must-have collection for any avid TEN YEARS AFTER fan, and any new fans that want to soak up the band's recorded history." Storming the stages of rock, TEN YEARS AFTER created a sensation that stunned audiences and quickly won them a coveted place among the pantheon of great British groups. Alvin Lee — one of the most charismatic and admired guitar players to emerge from the British blues boom of the era and deservedly ranked alongside his contemporaries Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck, Jimmy Page and Jimi Hendrix — headed a powerful team of talented musicians, Leo Lyons, Chick Churchill and Ric Lee. During an intense seven-year period, they embarked on marathon tours, conquering America, enjoying success round the world, while also unleashing a succession of ground breaking albums. Their 1967 debut, "Ten Years After", was swiftly followed by pioneering live album "Undead" (1968) through the critically acclaimed "A Space In Time" (1971), featuring one of their finest songs, "I'd Love To Change The World", which is very apt in today's world, ending with 1974's "Positive Vibrations". "The Cap Ferrat Sessions" came as a result of a discovery by Alvin Lee's wife, who found a box of recordings deep in the vaults of the studio in their house they shared in Spain. They originate from the "Rock N Roll Music To The World" album sessions, which were recorded at a seaside villa in Cap Ferrat, south of France and Olympic Studios in London. Chrysalis Records turned to world renowned producer Chris Kimsey (whose credits include THE ROLLING STONES, BAD COMPANY and Peter Frampton), who recorded and engineered the original sessions, to mix these tracks for the first time. Revisiting the tapes, some forty-five years later, Kimsey added, "Alvin and the band were incredibly creative and abundant during this period. These re-discovered recordings were not rough demos, not rehearsals, but completed masters that did not make the album due to the time limitations of vinyl at the time. So these gems were left off. Mixing this in 2017 I began to study the parts, the playing, the response of each musician. It was amazing! It is what all great recordings are made of." CDs included in box set: 01. Ten Years After [Mono, 1967] 02. Undead [Stereo, 1968] 03. Stonedhenge [Stereo, 1969] 04. Ssssh [Stereo, 1969] 05. Cricklewood Green [Stereo, 1970] 06. Watt [Stereo, 1970] 07. A Space In Time [Stereo, 1971] 08, Rock & Music To The World [Stereo, 1972] 09. Positive Vibrations [Stereo, 1974] 10. The Cap Ferrat Sessions [recorded in 1972, mixed in 2017]

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PARADISE LOST: Vinyl Reissues And ‘Live At The Roundhouse’ Due In September

Century Media Records will reissue the essential studio albums "In Requiem" (2007), "Faith Divides Us - Death Unites Us" (2009) and "Tragic Idol" (2012) by U.K. gothic metal pioneers PARADISE LOST as high-class vinyl editions in September. Furthermore,...

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PARADISE LOST: Vinyl Reissues And ‘Live At The Roundhouse’ Due In September

Century Media Records will reissue the essential studio albums "In Requiem" (2007), "Faith Divides Us - Death Unites Us" (2009) and "Tragic Idol" (2012) by U.K. gothic metal pioneers PARADISE LOST as high-class vinyl editions in September. Furthermore,...

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Video: FOREIGNER Performs In Los Angeles During 40th-Anniversary Tour

Fan-filmed video footage of FOREIGNER's August 30 performance at The Greek Theatre in Los Angeles, California can be seen below. The band — Mick Jones (lead guitar), Kelly Hansen (lead vocals), Jeff Pilson (bass, vocals), Tom Gimbel (rhythm guitar, sax, vocals), Michael Bluestein (keyboards), Bruce Watson (guitar) and Chris Frazier (drums) — is promoting a new career-spanning compilation titled "40" that features forty hits from forty years. Rhino released "40" on May 26 as a double-CD set that includes forty songs recorded between 1977 and 2017. A double-vinyl version that features twenty-three songs was made available on June 2. "40" brings together the best songs from Foreigner's nine studio albums, including all sixteen of its Top 30 hits: "Feels Like The First Time", "Urgent", "Waiting For A Girl Like You" and more. The collection features "Too Late" from the group's 2008 retrospective "No End In Sight" and "The Flame Still Burns", the title track from a vinyl EP released just last year, making its debut on CD in this collection. All prior recordings have been remastered and the album features two new tracks recorded especially for this release, "Give My Life For Love" and a new version of "I Don't Want To Live Without You". Four of the five surviving original members of FOREIGNER reunited for a three-song encore during the band's concert on July 20 at the Nikon at Jones Beach Theatre in Wantagh, New York. Singer Lou Gramm, keyboardist Al Greenwood and multi-instrumentalist Ian McDonald joined Mick Jones to perform "Long, Long Way From Home", "I Want To Know What Love Is" and "Hot Blooded". This marked the first time Jones, Gramm, Greenwood and McDonald had all shared a stage together since 1980. FOREIGNER's fortieth-anniversary tour — with support from CHEAP TRICK and JASON BONHAM'S LED ZEPPELIN EXPERIENCE — runs through through September 9 in Auburn, Washington.

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Listen To New MASTODON Song ‘Toe To Toes’

Atlanta progressive metallers MASTODON will release a new EP featuring four previously unreleased tracks. "Cold Dark Place" will be made available digitally and on CD on September 22 via Reprise Records, followed by the release of a limited-edition ten-inch vinyl picture disc on October 27. Three of the songs on "Cold Dark Place""North Side Star", "Blue Walsh" and "Cold Dark Place" — were recorded during the sessions for MASTODON's 2014 album "Once More 'Round The Sun" and were produced by Nick Raskulinecz. A fourth track, "Toe To Toes", was recorded during the sessions for the band's most recent album, 2017's "Emperor Of Sand", and was produced by Brendan O'Brien. Those who pre-order "Cold Dark Place" will receive an instant download of the track "Toe To Toes" on September 1. "Toe to Toes" is now available for streaming below. Also, this month MASTODON will appear on the cover of the newly relaunched Revolver magazine. The issue, which hits newsstands on September 12, will be available withfour different covers, each featuring a member of MASTODON. When all four covers are placed together side by side, a single image of the full band, which is Brann Dailor, Brent Hinds, Bill Kelliher and Troy Sanders, is created. As an added bonus, Revolver subscribers will receive an exclusive and very limited-edition seven-inch vinyl single with their paid order. The A-side is the version of "Toe To Toes" that appears on "Cold Dark Place", and the B-side is a previously unreleased instrumental version of the track. The single will be housed in a picture sleeve featuring exclusive artwork by Richey Beckett, who also created the cover image of the "Cold Dark Place" EP. A behind-the-scenes mini-doc on Beckett and the making of the "Cold Dark Place" cover art can be seen below. "Cold Dark Place" track listing: 01. North Side Star 02. Blue Walsh 03. Toe To Toes 04. Cold Dark Place MASTODON will spend the remainder of 2017 on the road in North America and Europe in support of "Emperor Of Sand", which debuted at No. 7 on the Billboard 200 album chart. The follow-up to 2014's "Once More 'Round The Sun" was recorded at The Quarry Recording Studio in Kennesaw, just outside MASTODON's hometown, with producer Brendan O'Brien (PEARL JAM, NEIL YOUNG, AC/DC, RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE), who first worked with MASTODON on their seminal 2009 album "Crack The Skye".

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