Monday, 30 March 2009

Track-By-Track: Heaven And Hell - The Devil You Know

Metal Hammer has heard the forthcoming Heaven And Hell album - The Devil You Know and has a track-by-track review here. Overall, it sounds like a good old, doom laden, riffo-rama of an album, with plenty of solos from Mr Iommi:
And the main solo AGAIN is a fucking stormer! It’s like Tony Iommi is being wanked off on MDMA. A proper headbanger!

Wednesday, 25 March 2009

Tredegar DVD on the way

According to the TREDEGAR Official MySpace page:
There is to be a new Tredegar DVD launched. As well as early concert footage, the DVD will also feature rare never before seen interview footage, and an all new documentary and one to one with Ray Phillips. Stay tuned!
Ray Phillips' website has more info:
In addition to the unreleased film of Tredegar playing live at the Chislehurst Caves in London on 31st October 1983, other footage to be considered for release includes the promo film for ‘Duma’ which was filmed on the 27th June 1986, various film clips shot for TV from the same year, and also a very rare film of Tredegar performing Sabre Dance with a youth choir.

I went to see Tredegar about this time at The Red Lion in Northfleet near Gravesend, now called Leos. I took some photos - not sure where they are now, but will try and dig them out and if they are any good, I might put them on Flickr.

Ray Phillips is recording a solo album, due for release later this year.

Tuesday, 24 March 2009

Heaven and Hell - new single

The new single from Heaven and Hell (Ronnie James Dio, Tony Iommi, Geezer Butler, and Vinny Appice), Bible Black can be heard on Noisecreep (there is a little media player in the middle of the page).
…Noisecreep has gotten its hands on "Bible Black," the first single from 'Heaven and Hell.' The molasses-thick riffs, slow-burning tempo, and Dio's instantly engaging vocal melodies hit hard and will surely silence the naysayers who doubted the band still had the fury to pull off such a heavy statement. If this song is any indication of what lies ahead for us, 'The Devil You Know' is going to be one ugly bastard of an album!
The album The Devil You Know is released on 28 April.

Monday, 9 March 2009

And you specialist subject is…

This was contestant Ian Volante's specialist subject when he appeared on the BBC quiz show Mastermind recently:

I'm please to say that I knew quite a few of the answers, but not as many as Ian. Reading Joel McIver's book - Justice for All: The Truth About "Metallica" - might have helped.

Tuesday, 17 February 2009

Cadbury to save the world!

Cadbury is to encourage its cows to burp less to reduce the carbon footprint of its milk chocolate.
Article from Environment | last week.
Studies show that the production of one litre of milk produces the equivalent of 900g of CO2. More than half of this is down to methane. The average cow emits between 80kg and 120kg of methane a year, equivalent to the annual carbon emissions from an average family car.
Maybe we should all switch to dark chocolate instead.

Tuesday, 10 February 2009

Better 'The Devil You Know'

…is the title of the forthcoming Heaven and Hell album, according to BLABBERMOUTH.NET. The new CD which is due to be released on 28 April features Black Sabbath members Tony Iommi (guitar), Ronnie James Dio (vocals), Geezer Butler (bass) and Vinny Appice (drums).

Monday, 9 February 2009

Metallica to headline Knebworth

There were rumours a few months back that Metallica would headline a festival at Knebworth this summer. On Monday this week Blabbermouth carried details of Sonicsphere festivals taking place throughout Europe, with Metallica headlining each one.

The band will headline the Knebworth Sonicsphere on Sunday 2 August, while Linkin Park headline on Saturday 1 August. Mastodon and Lamb Of God have also been confirmed as playing, others to follow.