The multi-platinum Grammy-winning rock band KORN have unveiled the strange and fascinating video for “Insane”. Directed by Ryan Valdez, it’s a ghastly take on post-mordem photography or ‘momento mori,’ the practice of preserving loved ones after death with images.
Filled with heavily distorted riffs and bloodcurdling deep growls, “Insane”—which is available at all DSP’s today–appears on KORN’s 12th studio album, THE SERENITY OF SUFFERING. Produced by Nick Raskulinecz (Foo Fighters, Deftones, Mastodon), the album will be released on October 21 and features a special guest appearance from Corey Taylor of Slipknot. Pre-order the album here.
The first single “Rotting In Vain” has been streamed 2 million times and is fast approaching Top 10 at Rock Radio. The single’s macabre video–which is just under 4 million views–stars “Sons of Anarchy” actor Tommy Flanagan along with KORN, taps into the dark underbelly of a bizarre world. View the video—lensed by famed rock video director Dean Karr.
“I wondered if I was going mad. I spent all the money on wood and screws, and six months later, there was a studio right in front of me”. Gojira’s Joe Duplantier spoke to the guys at Music Radar about the process of building their own studio to record their latest album ‘Magma’. Check the full article over at Music Radar.
This Sunday Korn will premiere their brand new song ‘Insane’ on the BBC Radio 1 Rock Show with Dan P Carter. Until then check out the first track from their upcoming album The Serenity Of Suffering which is released on October 21st. You can pre-order the album now on iTunes, deluxe CD from Amazon and for vinyl head to the Roadrunner store!
If you weren’t lucky enough to watch Gojira dominate Bloodstock Festival this past weekend, you can check out this awesome footage and interview from the festival! Gojira’s latest album ‘Magma’ is out now.
The Amity Affliction’s brand new album ‘This Could Be Heartbreak’ featuring ‘All Fucked Up’, ‘I Bring The Weather With Me’ and the title track is out now! You can grab your copy on iTunes, Amazon CD or for merch CD/vinyl bundles head to our store!
Make sure you get tickets for their headline tour in December before they are all gone!
Turnstile have announced that they will release a brand new 4 track 7″ on their own Pop Wig record label! ‘Move Thru Me’ is the follow up to the bands debut album ‘Nonstop Feeling’. The Ep will be officially released on Sept 16, pre-orders coming soon. You can listen to Side A of the record right here!
KING 810 have announced details of their new album, LA PETITE MORT OR A CONVERSATION WITH GOD. The Flint, Michigan based band’s follow up to their provocative and acclaimed debut LP MEMOIRS OF A MURDERER will arrive on September 16th.
LA PETITE MORT OR A CONVERSATION WITH GOD is available now for pre-order in physical bundles via KING810.com and digitally at all DSPs. All digital pre-orders will receive an instant download of the album’s gripping first single, “I Ain’t Goin Back Again,” which debuted earlier this week on BBC Radio 1’s Rock Show with Daniel P. Carter. Today KING 810 have revealed the official music video for “I Ain’t Goin Back Again” – directed by frontman David Gunn – which you can watch at the top of the page!
Frontman David Gunn released his thoughts on this new body of work from KING 810 in a recent video piece posted to KING 810’s YouTube channel.
Produced by Josh Schroeder, Justyn Pilbrow and KING 810 and recorded in Bay City, Michigan, LA PETITE MORT OR A CONVERSATION WITH GOD finds KING 810 taking listeners deep into the dark heart of Flint, Michigan. Far from a retread of their acclaimed debut, LA PETITE MORT – translating to “The Little Death” – is an inspired, holistic body of work that marks a profound evolutionary leap for the restless and driven souls of KING 810. The title itself is a reference to the duel themes of the records: the real life violence and despair of Flint that builds the basis of frontman David Gunn’s narrative and secondly, the steady desensitization and terminal closing down of the human spirit experienced when confronted with those real life conditions. Entwined around that conceptual core is an omnipresent haze of dark sexuality and desperation that provides LA PETITE MORT with some of its most unnerving moments.
LA PETITE MORT kicks down the door and delivers grim realities with powerful album stand outs like the ferocious “Alpha & Omega” and powerful title track “La Petite Mort.” As the album takes listeners on a journey to enlightenment via Gunn’s self-reflection, it continually builds upon a diverse musical palette showcasing dark ambient electronica (“Wolves Run Together”), street-level poetry (“War Time” Feat. Trick Trick) and grand string arrangements (“Black Swan”). For KING 810, the little deaths of LA PETITE MORT bring a transcendental empowerment which takes hold throughout the album’s stark narrative.
Earlier this year KING 810 took action as a pillar of the Flint, MI community with the release of new music taking aim at the water crisis devastating their hometown. The band released two new tracks: “We Gotta Help Ourselves,” a poignant track supported by a partnership with local Flint outlet Savage Village who created a unique T-shirt design available HERE and “crow’s feet,” which was featured on Not Safe To Drink: Music For Flint Water Crisis Relief, a charity compilation which is available HERE. All proceeds from both the T-shirt design and compilation will be donated to The Community Foundation of Greater Flint’s ‘Flint Child Health & Development Fund.’ For more information on the Community Foundation of Greater Flint and the ‘Flint Child Health & Development Fund’ go to flintkids.org.
KING 810’s 2014 debut LP, MEMOIRS OF A MURDERER, garnered critical acclaim upon its release with ArtistDirect exclaiming, “It’s a concept album of destruction, sex, and rebirth in blood that’s as potent as anything on the big screen…This is an animal of its own. It’s uncaged now and ready to start a revolution.” Revolver stated, “It’s hostile music for dire times…’Memoirs of a Murderer’ is harsh and aggressive,” while The Detroit News added, “What KING 810 is saying and doing is holding up a mirror to the violent reality of life in Flint… the foursome is doing for Flint what N.W.A. did for Compton, Calif., holding a light up to their city’s harsh realities for all to see.” Kerrang! raved, “This is an album as haunting as it is vicious and disturbing,” and Metal Hammer declared KING 810 “…the most exciting and controversial metal band to emerge from America in a decade.”