Alice Cooper celebrated his birthday (4th February) with the release of a new single off his upcoming studio album. The single is "Social Debris" and the title of the new album is "Detroit Stories".
The legendary shock rocker said: "The single 'Social Debris' is a gift to Detroit, to my fans and to myself. The track was written by the original Alice Cooper band. We never thought that we would ever fit in; the Alice Cooper band didn't fit in with anybody, because we were doing things that no other band did. We didn't fit in with the folk scene, we didn't fit in with the metal scene, we really didn't fit in with anything that was going on at that time. We just always felt like we were outsiders. We felt like we were social debris, we were in our own little world. So 'Social Debris' was just the original band writing a song about us, essentially. And it came out sounding like it belonged into 1971. That's just the original band — you can't change that. It's great".
"Detroit Stories" will be out on February 26, 2021 via earMUSIC.
The new album of Cannibal Corpse will be released on April 16th, 2021 via Metal Blade Records and it will be titled "Violence Unimagined". The legendary brutal death metal band unveiled the first single ("Inhumane Harvest") yesterday (02 February 2021), a gruesome video and the news that guitarist Erik Rutan is now a permanent member of the band (we remind you that Cannibal Corpse guitarist Pat O'Brien is facing charges of burglary).
Alex Webster said: "I think the most noticeable difference on this record will be the addition of Erik to the band. He wrote three full songs for the record, music and lyrics, and his song writing and guitar playing have added something new, and I think his musical style integrated into ours very well. He’s a great friend of ours, so on a personal level, he’s been a perfect fit, as we knew he would be. Beyond that, he’s one of the hardest working people I know, in music or otherwise, and he maintains a high energy, positive demeanor in challenging situations where other people might go in a negative direction. This energy and great attitude rubs off on the rest of us as well. That’s really a perfect situation to have when you add someone to a band, or any kind of team: someone who’s great at what they do, and also inspires the people around them".
Concerning the new album, Webster said: “It really follows the path we’ve been going down for a few years now. I think we approach the writing in a similar way most every time: each of us try to write the heaviest, most memorable songs we can. We want each song to have its own identifiable character. Showing my age, I like to say you can ‘drop the needle’ on any point of one of our albums and quickly tell which song you’re listening to".
"Violence Unimagined" track list
“Surround, Kill, Devour”
“Follow the Blood”
“Bound and Burned”
“Cerements of the Flayed”
We should also mention that Erik Rutan insisted that he will continue playing with Hate Eternal even though he has just been named a permanent member of Cannibal Corpse.
Rutan posted on Hate Eternal's Facebook page: "I felt it very important to personally share some big news with all of you today.... I am officially joining Cannibal Corpse! I am super excited and honored and honestly it still seems a bit surreal. Cannibal Corpse has been a big part of my life and career having listened to them for over 30 years, produced 5 albums with them, done many many tours together and having decades of friendships with everyone involved. Anyone that knows me knows that I will give everything I have to being the best I can be with CC. For the new album 'Violence Unimagined' I contributed and wrote 3 songs of music and lyrics as well as playing guitar, producing and mixing it at Mana Recording. I am very very proud of what we achieved together. I have been sitting here today reflecting on my life and career and the journey to get here. 30 years ago I was recording my first album with Ripping Corpse at 19 years of age, then onto Morbid Angel, then starting and continuing with Hate Eternal and Mana Recording and now Cannibal Corpse. I feel so grateful to have been and still continue to be a part of this music that I feel so passionate about and embrace. Hate Eternal will absolutely continue on.. JJ, Johnny and I look forward to recording another unrelenting Hate Eternal album in the future when the time is right. As many people know I have always done multiple things in my career and I plan on continuing that starting with Cannibal Corpse as well as Hate Eternal, Mana Recording, producing and other musical endeavors when time allows. We will have some other great Hate Eternal news to share in the near future and look forward to continuing down the path I have been a part of for decades. Hope everyone is doing well and staying healthy and excited to what the future shall behold! Thank you all for your unwavering and undying support. It means the world to me. Eternal Gratitude".
Cradle of Filth is almost ready to release its new, 13th studio album, via Nuclear Blast Records. And the title of the new album will be "Existence Is Futile". The LP was once again recorded at Grindstone Studios with producer Scott Atkins and features artwork from Arthur Berzinsh, who previously worked with Cradle of Filth on 2015's "Hammer Of The Witches" and 2017's "Cryptoriana - The Seductiveness Of Decay".
The band's frontman, Dani Filth, said: "The stunning new album is everything you can expect from the many shades of black that go to discolor a Cradle of Filth release and far, far, worse".
Past December Dani Filth said that isolation and lack of live touring amid the coronavirus pandemic has contributed to making theupcoming record "our best album of current years, if not all time."
He wrote on the band's official Facebook page: "There was absolutely no pressure to turn the album in. In fact, there really was nothing better to do than indulge our creative juices and thus a huge swathe of the year was spent in the sultry depths of the Suffolk countryside polishing and perfecting our latest musical excretion. It's an absolute killer of an album (if you forgive my self-flattery), with an immense production courtesy of Scott Atkins and Grindstone studios once again, and I'd like to be able to describe it to you but there is so much bubbling intently in this album. Fast and slow parts (and faster still), new delectable flavours and those reminiscent of earlier Cradle of Filth albums galore, massive choruses and melancholic drop-downs, old skool melodic NWOBM amid furious, scathing black metal amid apocalyptic groove and we as a band can't wait for everyone to hear it…. And more importantly, experience our birthed monster live".
Silent Winter, the Greek power metal band from Thessaly, has just released the first lyric video from its long-awaited upcoming new album "Empire of Sins", for the song "Gates of Fire". The video was created by Harry Kountouris, who was also responsible for the equally excellent video for the song "Nightfall", which Silent Winter released a year ago. The band's new album will be released on March 26th, 2021 by the German label Pride and Joy. The album includes eight tracks plus an adaptation of the massive pop-hit of the '80s "Leave a Light On" by Belinda Carlisle. The "Empire of Sins" album was produced by Dionysis Christodoulatos. The recordings took place at Kalovidouris Sound and Light Rec. Studio in Volos (guitars, bass, drums), while the vocals, the final mix and mastering took place at CNF Recordings Studio in Athens.