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Von Hertzen Brothers Meet Top Producers

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Von Hertzen Brothers team up with staff who worked with AC/DC, Metallica, Aerosmith

The photo from VHBs' official Facebook page
The photo from VHBs’ official Facebook page

After the 2013 release of the album Nine Lives, which received high grades by music critics, three brothers from Finland are working on their seventh LP, which is expected to appear early next year.

This time  the band is excited more than ever to be working pn the recording with Grammy-nominated Canadian producer Garth ‘GGGarth’ Richardson (who also did the production for Rage Against The Machine). Garth comments on his teaming up with the Finnish band: “Working with Von Hertzen Brothers is a dream come true. Besides being the coolest people on the planet, they are one of the hardest working bands I know. This is a record that will be on everyone’s iPod, phone and turntable. Turn it up loud and get ready to rock. They are going to tear it up!”

The recording will launched in Vancouver, Canada in September in the music studio The Farm, known before as Little Mountain Sound Studio, famous for being the recording base for Aerosmith, AC/DC, Metallica and The Cult.

Mixing will be done by another star name, Canadian Randy Staub, a Juno Awards-winner and a Grammy nominee, who collaborated with such top-level artists as Metallica, Nickelback and Alice In Chains.

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Deathstars’ Tour Bus Caught Fire

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The photo from Deathstars' official Facebook page
The photo from Deathstars’ official Facebook page

Deathstars’ Tour bus caught fire leading to show cancellation in Italy

Industrial glam-metalists Deathstars seem to have bad luck with their Italian tour dates. The band simply couldn’t get to their Italian concert venue in Cesena on the 24th of October, as their bus went up in flames. The next day Deathstars’ frontman Whiplasher said sorry to the fans on the band’s Facebook page: “Even though Deatglam is larger than life, sometimes tour buses kill our agenda. We are very sorry to miss the show in Cesena because of a simple fucking bus engine. We will restart the motors of darkness and put the pedal to the metal on the burning highways of Italy again. It’s my new home country, so I feel truly sad at heart. Forza Darkness! Forza Italy!”

It’s the second bad news for Deathstars’ fans in Northern Italy. Previously, the band’s official website informed those who had bought the tickets for the show in Bologna that they were bound to change the concert venue for Cesena, Italy, so owners of the tickets had to ask for a refund and buy new ones. This time Swedish band just didn’t make it to their show destination, because their bus suddenly caught fire while many were still asleep. Now Deathstars’ fans all over the world may only wonder how musicians made it out alive.

The band just set off in Graz, Austria, where their tour bus had been fixed beforehand, and was on its way to Italy at 8 a.m. when the bus driver noticed that something was not going right. “It had something to do with the electrical system”, frontman Andreas Bergh told the Swedish newspaper Expressen. “All of a sudden he shouted that the bus was on fire… It only by a stroke of luck that we got out of the bus in time. We could have died in there.”

Those who were awake and aware of what was going on, quickly woke the others and told them to run out of the bus, which had just come out of a tunnel. Within a few minutes, the rear of the bus exploded. The trailer that was attached to the bus was seriously damaged and the musicians’ instruments were destroyed. “Had we been stuck in the tunnel at the time of the explosion, we would have run the risk of everything becoming one big puff of smoke and a truck slamming into the bus”, Bergh added.

Ambulances and emergency services took the bandmembers to an alpine hut near Graz where they were being taken care of by rescue personnel. “Psychologists and police and nurses are here,” the vocalist told. “We are still in shock over the fact that we made it out alive. We literally had gotten out with seconds to spare, since the incident happened just outside the tunnel.”

It’s not known yet whether the band will announce additional dates on the tour to return and play previously planned gigs in Italy later on. The rest of the tour will go according to the plan, the band hopes. However, the band thinks it will take a while for the band to get over the emotional stress of the accident.

Deathstars Tour Dates:

Nov 01    Biebob    / Vosselaar, Belgium
Nov 02    Thekla    / Bristol, United Kingdom
Nov 03    Manchester Academy 3 / Manchester, United Kingdom
Nov 04    Cathouse / Glasgow, United Kingdom
Nov 05    O2 Academy 2 Newcastle / Newcastle Upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Nov 06    Slade Rooms / Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
Nov 07    THE GARAGE / London, United Kingdom
Nov 08    De Helling / Utrecht, Netherlands
Nov 09    Underground / Koln, Germany
Feb 21    Soundwave Festival / Adelaide, Australia
Feb 22    Soundwave Festival / Melbourne, Australia
Feb 28    Soundwave Festival / Sydney, Australia
Mar 01    Soundwave Festival / Brisbane, Australia

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Marilyn Manson Lets Download New Song

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Marilyn Manson’s New Song ‘Third Day of a Seven Day Binge’ Available For Downloading

Marylin Manson has shared a new track titled “Third Day of a Seven Day Binge,” his first new material over the last two years. The new song will be included into Manson’s upcoming album in 2015, the follow-up to 2012’s Born Villain.

The shock rocker, famous for his uncompromising lyrics and rage against the world order, is not protesting to the same things this time. “It’s not about being pissed about the world — it’s about realizing someone has to fuck things up”, says the musician to Kerrang magazine.

It doesn’t mean though, that Manson is trying to create a brand new sound or experiment with his “self” in new songs. “The redneck in me comes out in my voice, and it’s got some old blues mixed with the very hard elements. I want to retain what I think is good about the past, what music I did and who I am”.

The song ‘Third Day of a Seven Day Binge’ is available for a free download on Manson’s website and it only takes an e-mail subscription to the musician’s official website.

 

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