Interestingly enough, if you go to deftones.com, you are now redirected to www.gunsrazorsknives.com where you can pre-order your copy of the newest Deftones album, Diamond Eyes. Upon pre-ordering, you get a free MP3 download of a remix of "Rocket Skates." While I'm all for supporting the band and pre-ordering the CD, the remix is atrocious. (Mind you, I already downloaded the leak and have been listening to it nonstop for days.)
Really Warner Brothers? You couldn't attach something else? Something a fan may actually like? So, about $18 later, I know I'm getting the CD, and this piece of shit remix MP3 that I can listen to now. Great. People need to go to the Trent Reznor school of distribution. Assholes.
In other news, here's a quick little behind the scenes video of The Empire Shall Fall's latest video for "Lords of War." It looks really cheesy and low-budget, but whatever. That's what happens when you're in a good metal band that isn't mainstream. You can peep that right over here:
Emmure will be doing something pretty cool, I think. They'll be playing an entire set of Rage Against the Machine covers at the Hoodwink/Bamboozle Festival on April 30th in NJ. I'm not going but that'll be a treat for fans. I sound like a 45 year old guy out of touch - sorry.
So Korn is saying they're all "old-school" again. Well, I think it's like the 9th time they're saying that. Until they can sound like they do in the following YouTube clip, they shouldn't talk about it anymore. It is what it is.
Korn - "Blind" [Demo Version 1993]
A few things from the world of muzak that our humble readers may want to know about. If not, well... here it is anyway.
Korn have supposedly signed with Roadrunner Records and will be releasing their newest album via that label. What an interesting turn of events for those guys. Yeah, I know. I'm probably 1 of 14 people in the state of New York that still sort of actively listen to them, but whatever. Don't forget your roots boys and girls. Say what you will, but they definitely influenced a lot of music for the past dozen years or so.
Lo-Pro have a date on their web site, hopefully indicating when their next full-length album will be dropping. As of right now, it appears to be by June 8th. Their self-titled album came out... wow... back in 2003. I love that album. If anyone is familiar with Ultraspank, you'll hear those vocal chords on these songs. So apparently I missed the boat and they released an EP last year titled "Letting Go." While I scrounge up the $5 to buy said EP off Amazon, I'm looking forward to hearing even more new music from these guys. If you want to try some solid rock music with subtle old-school nu-metal influences, please check it out here.
I cannot stop listening to the new Deftones album. I think people are definitely going to dig their newest effort.
Mr. Reznor posted this latest photo last night on his Twitter indicating the last day of the session. Is it new Nine Inch Nails? Is it new music just under the name of Trent Reznor? Who knows! All I know is that whatever comes out of that man's genius should be awesome. I'm hoping it is at least. Photo here:
The new Deftones album release date has been moved up to May 4th, instead of the 18th as originally scheduled. Awesome.
Deftones had a video/sneak peek of the song, "Diamond Eyes," yesterday for a brief period of time until Warner Bros. pulled it (Lame!). It will be released on March 23rd. I'm highly anticipating another kick-ass song off this new album. I mean, really. Did you see the video for "Rocket Skates?" Chino looks awesome and they seem like they're back in form. I can't wait til this album drops.
Puscifer was very disappointing live. The bulk of the set was a joke - using country music to play the regular songs. Not cool. Not fun. Waste of $ to be honest. They did finish off the night with a handful of songs the way they're meant to be played, but reallly, it was a disappointment. Not to mention that getting there through a pseudo-hurricane was definitely not worth it.
Taproot will be touring this year, and on May 16th, will be coming to the Starland Ballroom in NJ. That's the closest date for us Wrankmusic members, but hopefully they'll throw a NY date in there. Anytime they're around, you should see 'em - even if you don't like them or nu-metal. Your ass will be destroyed in the best of ways.
Filter have finished their newest album, but are currently shopping labels to see who is actually going to release it. The last album was mediocre at best, and that's coming from a die-hard Filter fan. I'm hoping Richard Patrick got hit in the balls or saw something that caused a stir in his life because I'm sick of hearing half-assed bullshit ballads. Contrary to his belief, Filter is not U2.
Oh what's that? NHL 2011 is available for pre-order? Hot damn.